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Global News Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura
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Local media reported that the men were operatives of the State security service headed by Security chief Lawal Musa Daura, who has now been fired. Said: "The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018".

Global News Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests
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The nail salon, however, claims that Thomas refused to pay for all of the services. The incident occurred after a customer complained about her $5 eyebrow service Friday. up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, including the salon's address. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.

Global News Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview
Author: 0 Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview

The president is calling "fake news" on the reports saying he's anxious about his son's legal exposure on this matter, but in the meantime, there are lingering questions about this, along with Michael Cohen's claim that Trump Sr. This is something Trump has said regularly about the Trump Tower meeting, and something he has re-upped now that Michael Cohen is reportedly telling people that Trump did know about it.

Global News State GOP would rather not mention Trump in campaign
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He is there to drum up support for Republican state senator Troy Balderson, who is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a Tuesday special election in the state's 12th Congressional District. Here in CT, of course, that latter term is said in revulsion by GOP leadership to describe funds that are used to attract industry to this state in competition against primarily Republican-ruled states that also dangle financial incentives before companies to induce them to locate there.

Global News 11 killed, almost 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
Author: 0 11 killed, almost 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

A 19-year-old was shot in the back of the head and pronounced dead at the scene. "Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter", said Waller . "I promise we will not be defeated", Waller said. The people who were shot weren't cooperating with investigators, and the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately known.

Global News Former Paul Manafort partner Rick Gates to testify next in fraud trial
Author: 0 Former Paul Manafort partner Rick Gates to testify next in fraud trial

Asked whether the money in the accounts was income to Manafort, Gates said, "it was". Gates is testifying as part of a plea agreement with the government. In calling Gates, the government will present jurors with the firsthand account of a co-conspirator expected to say Manafort was knee-deep in an alleged scheme to hide millions of dollars from the IRS and defraud several banks.

Global News Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature reaching 44 C (111.2 F)
Author: 0 Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature reaching 44 C (111.2 F)

The heatwave has brought drought and wildfires to Europe from Greece, where 91 people died in a fire in July, to Sweden . The highest temperature recorded Thursday, when the heat began to rise, was 45.2 C (113.4 F) near Abrantes, a town 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of the capital, Lisbon , the country's weather agency IPMA said.

Global News Basic Income Pilot Program cancelled
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The head of the New democratic party of Ontario Andrea Horvath considered that the plan of the government of Ontario "terrible" and makes people deal with deeper poverty. "It's one of the things I'm really anxious about", said Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist and CEO of the Wellesley Institute, on Thursday. In their pre-election budget, the Liberals set the increase for social assistance at three per cent.

Global News Israel PM Defends Law in Face of Druze Outrage
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The impact of the law on Israel's Druze minority is a particular focus of the rally. Druze community members organized Saturday's march, held under the motto: "Equal rights for all citizens". The government says the bill merely enshrines the country's existing character, but critics say it undercuts Israel's democratic values and marginalizes the country's Arab minority, which makes up about 20 percent of the population.

Global News Vintage Plane Crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 Feared Dead
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The wreckage of the plane was in a basin at 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) above sea level surrounded on three sides by peaks, a Reuters witness said. Police in central Switzerland said that a small plane has crashed in a forest, killing several people.

Global News Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake strikes off Lombok island
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The quake also triggered a tsunami warning for the area that since has been canceled, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. The quake was felt some 100km away on the bustling resort island of Bali, and there were early reports of damage including to Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Global News Trump Calls for Photo ID for Voting at Florida Rally
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Trump also trumpeted Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis , a staunch defender of the president against the Mueller probe looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump will be speaking at a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in support of Ron DeSantis for Governor. But Trump is also concerned about the outcome of the midterms.

Global News US, Turkey to resolve detainee spat 'in a matter of days': Pompeo
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Mr. Erdogan's government also alleges the Mr. Brunson has ties to a Turkish preacher now living in exile in the US whom Ankara accuses of fomenting the coup. "These are innocent people". He said the sanctions are meant to show Turkey that the U.S. is "serious" about the issue. "We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong", Sanders said, calling his detention "unfair and unjust".

Global News Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
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After weeks of intensive Russian-backed bombing, Syrian forces have seized the lush farmland where the Yarmouk River flows that was once controlled by a group affiliated to Islamic State known as the Khaled Bin Walid Army. "As to everything that is happening on the other side in Syria, from our view the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a clear address, someone responsible and a central authority".

Global News Russia, China out to prove democracy will fail, Rep. Chris Stewart says
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The U.S. intelligence community remains concerned about election security, and Russian Federation is still trying to interfere in American elections, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday. The illegal activity includes criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others, USA officials said.

Global News Koch Brothers Are a 'Total Joke'
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The Trump administration announced last week a $12 billion spending plan to support farmers, particularly Midwestern soybean producers. Early morning Twitter attacks by the President of the United States on those who criticize him, have become commonplace these days.

Global News Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud
Author: 0 Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud

United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq appealed to Zimbabwe "to exercise restraint and reject any form of violence while awaiting resolution of the disputes and announcement of the election results". This follows violence which erupted yesterday at the Harare International Convention Centre, where thousands of members from the opposition demonstrated to the Elections Command Centre as counting of the results was under way.

Global News Trump’s Indo-Pacific vision to be revealed
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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo took not-so-subtle digs at China in pitching U.S. commitment to a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region despite President Donald Trump's decision past year to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Global News Indonesia Invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to Asian Games
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The lack of info about the supposed remains of United States servicemen from the Korean War will cause the process of identification to take years, according to CNN . The claim that North Korean society is prosperous also belies warnings in state propaganda published as recently as last week that the nation might soon face even more poverty than it is used to.

Global News Fact or Fiction: Is Trump Right to Claim Collusion Isn't a Crime?
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Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that " collusion is not a crime ". As the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort looms on Tuesday, Wilson says the administration is trying to stage a distraction for Trump supporters.

Global News US detects new activity at North Korea factory that built ICBMs
Author: 0 US detects new activity at North Korea factory that built ICBMs

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who's leading nuclear negotiations with North Korea, acknowledged in Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories "continue to produce fissile material " used in making nuclear weapons. "We don't know who's in those boxes", he said. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of US Forces in Korea, spoke briefly before foreign dignitaries laid wreaths to honor those being repatriated.

Author: 0 Judge in Manafort trial: Don't use word 'oligarchs'

The case against Manafort outlined by prosecutors on Tuesday represents a new phase in Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling - the first jury trial stemming from the probe that President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked as a "witch hunt".

Global News #ZimElections2018: Chaos as MDC Alliance protest election results
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On Tuesday, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he was "winning resoundingly" but the Electoral Commission denied his victory claims. The EU observers expressed concern about delays in releasing the results of the presidential contest, a two-horse race between Chamisa and Mnangagwa, head of the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Global News Trump calls for immigration reform, terms current laws 'dumbest'
Author: 0 Trump calls for immigration reform, terms current laws 'dumbest'

The threat came one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., told The Washington Post he was confident that Congress could avoid a shutdown in the fall. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee chairman. The defensive comments from Trump officials dumbfounded Democratic members of the committee, such as Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who charged that the Trump administration had created a situation at the border that was like a Kafka novel, suggesting that children's ...

Author: 0 Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally

Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, "Only American citizens should vote in American elections". He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". Trump's gaffe was compared to former president George H.W. Bush, whose failed 1992 re-election campaign was dealt a blow during a trip to a grocery store, when he allegedly expressed surprise at the sight of a checkout scanner.

Global News Iran remains wary on Trump’s offer of talks
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Speaking Monday during a joint news conference with Italy's premier, Trump said he'd meet with Iranian President Rouhani "anytime" if the Iranian leader were willing. With regard to Iran, Trump seems to pursue a similar good cop/bad cop approach. Iran had showed its openness to dialogue in the past, particularly with the phone call between Rouhani and Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2013.

Global News Trump touts economic growth
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We'll see. But this is not some bold, new era of growth. The economy grew by more than 4 percent in the second quarter of 2018, however. What will GDP growth look like for the remainder of this year? An economic slowdown could be ahead for the United States, not robust growth.

Global News Thieves with stroller allegedly steal shark from San Antonio aquarium
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In one video, a man can be seen reaching into the uncovered petting pool and plucking out a foot-and-a-half-long horn shark . Police located the truck involved in the shark heist early Monday morning and Salvaggio said when news outlets broadcast the information and surveillance footage, viewers began calling police and pointed to a home near where the truck was found.

Global News Schumer requests Kavanaugh's records from Bush White House
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Kavanaugh is meeting on Monday with Democratic Sen. "I am very concerned about his position on privacy and the Fourth Amendment", Paul told Politico's Burgess Everett in an interview. "I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously", Paul said. Manchin is one of a handful of vulnerable incumbent Democrats vying to hold on to his seat in the midterm election this fall.

Global News Access To 3-D Printable Guns Blocked In Pennsylvania
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The U.S. State Department quickly ordered Wilson to remove his plans, arguing that they violated worldwide arms treaties because the plans were in effect distributing weapons across the world. He said the settlement violated states'rights to regulate firearms. Wilson posted the plans for his gun, called the Liberator, onto his website, where the plans were downloaded thousands of times.

Global News Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence
Author: 0 Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence

That fact could compel someone previously or now close to the president who knows of any illegal activity to come clean or act as a co-operating witness if they have information relevant to Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Legal experts said Manafort may be hoping to be found not guilty - or holding out hopes of a presidential pardon. That consulting work was often funded by oligarchs, Gates told the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a 2014 interview quoted in a Mueller search warrant .

Global News Colombian Mafia Puts $70,000 Bounty On Sniffer Dog
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And she is so good at her job that drug dealers want her dead. A few months ago, the tenacious hound sniffed out 77 kilos of cocaine placed deep inside an industrial machine. A recent White House report found the amount of land where peasants and drug traffickers harvest the plant used to make cocaine rose 11% in 2017, despite $10bn in United States counter-narcotics work.

Global News Trump disputes Cohen claim he knew of Trump Tower meeting
Author: 0 Trump disputes Cohen claim he knew of Trump Tower meeting

CNN said Cohen lacks evidence such as an audio recording to corroborate his assertion that Trump knew of the meeting. He's been lying for years. Those who have known Trump for years said Cohen was a constant presence by his boss' side and eager to use the Trump name around NY.

Global News Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test
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Reuters notes, "Critics see the citizenship test as another measure supported by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aimed at minority Muslims". Modi's Hindu nationalist government - under whom extremist violence against Muslims has increased - has said the list must be revised to root out illegal migrants.

Global News Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians
Author: 0 Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

Cohen is under federal investigation for bank fraud as well as possible campaign finance violations, and FBI agents are scrutinizing whether he had inflated the value of his taxi medallion business to seek additional financing. President Donald Trump stands on stage during a speech about trade at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Ill., July 26, 2018.

Global News California wildfires: sixth victim found as thousands forced to flee
Author: 0 California wildfires: sixth victim found as thousands forced to flee

The fire has also claimed the lives of two firefighters and two children and their great-grandmother. A private bulldozer operator on the fire line and a Redding firefighter were killed in the conflagration. "This fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity" by gale-force winds, he said, "uprooting trees, moving vehicles, moving parts of roadways".

Global News Palestinian teenage protester who slapped Israeli soldier freed from jail
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They are led away through an opening in the barrier. Both are to be released Sunday. Ahed Tamimi was filmed by her mother, Nariman, shouting at and shoving two soldiers in the driveway of her family home on 15 December 2017. She faced 12 charges, including aggravated assault, and in March plead guilty to a reduced charge sheet that included assault. Baseem, a prominent activist promoting boycotting of Israel , said his family is seeking "to continue normal life" and has stopped the ...

Global News 700+ Migrant Families Still Separated as Reunification Deadline Passes
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Still, it appeared that the judge handing the case, Dana M. Sabraw of the US District Court in San Diego, was inclined to allow the government some leeway in complying with his order to rapidly bring separated families back together. 700+ children are still in government custody, unable to be reunited with their parents any time soon. Michelle Brané, director of migrant rights and justice for the Women's Refugee Commission, said that she had received credible information that the Office of ...

Global News Greece Wildfires: Search for Missing Continues as 77 People Killed
Author: 0 Greece Wildfires: Search for Missing Continues as 77 People Killed

Fast paced wildfires swept through the town of Mati , trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive. "We ran and headed toward the sea", he added. "We got stuck in traffic and the flames were on top of us". He made it out, he said, and waded in the water until the fires were extinguished.

Global News Egyptian Zoo accused of painting donkey to look like zebra
Author: 0 Egyptian Zoo accused of painting donkey to look like zebra

One vet said that a zebra's snout is black, while its stripes are more parallel, according to the BBC . This week, Mahmoud Sarhan, a student visiting Cairo's International Garden, posted a photo of himself posing with what does indeed appear to be a donkey painted like a zebra.

Global News Oil Prices Gain as U.S. Inventories Fall More Than Expected
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Though Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday there was no need for him to "respond to any nonsensical comment", Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who heads the elite Quds Force of Iran's hardline paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said on Thursday that he had an obligation to reply.

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