• Far-right provocateur Tommy Robinson jailed over court rant
Far-right provocateur Tommy Robinson jailed over court rant

Had we ignored the judge's ruling not only would we have been breaking the law but in doing so it could have put at risk a complex, serious and very expensive trial. "If I have to do that it will mean a re-trial, costing hundreds and hundreds and thousands of pounds". Robinson was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2014 for mortgage fraud.

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  • Louisiana televangelist Jesse Duplantis asks for donations to buy $54 million jet
Louisiana televangelist Jesse Duplantis asks for donations to buy $54 million jet

He is the latest aircraft-seeking preacher to draw raised eyebrows and outright condemnation from critics who say asking for a multimillion dollar luxury jet is not exactly what Jesus meant when he said " store up for yourself treasures in heaven ".

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  • Israel launches new airstrikes against Palestinians
Israel launches new airstrikes against Palestinians

Some 28 mortar shells were fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip early yesterday, with Israel saying most were intercepted by its air defence systems but leaving residents in the area on high alert and remaining close to bomb shelters.

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  • Mattis: US to confront China militarization
Mattis: US to confront China militarization

The US Navy periodically conducts "freedom of navigation" operations in the contested waterway, where it sails close to island features China has built into military facilities as a way of showing it rejects any territorial claims. The U.S. took the dramatic step last week of disinviting China from a major U.S. -led biennial naval exercise in the...

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  • Trump holds campaign-style rally in Nashville
Trump holds campaign-style rally in Nashville

They are more interested in taking care of criminals than they are in taking care of you". The president said Bredesen, whom he claimed he had never even heard of, "donated a lot of money to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton".

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  • Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria exceeds 4,600
Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria exceeds 4,600

A Harvard University study published Tuesday estimated at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria last fall, seventy times the official death toll of 64 . "Puerto Rico is still struggling with services". If a family member was reported missing but not known to be deceased, researchers counted them as alive.

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  • Russian journalist shot and killed in Ukrainian capital
Russian journalist shot and killed in Ukrainian capital

The journalist was reportedly shot several times in the back. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that "bloody crimes and total impunity have become routine" in Ukraine , while Mikhail Fedotov, the head of the Kremlin Human Rights Council, said Babchenko's slaying was a "clear provocation".

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  • Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier
Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier

A general view shows the buffer zone and the water borderline between Israel and the Gaza Strip as it is seen from the Israeli side near Zikim. Steinitz specifically told the IEC to wait to fix the problems until sufficient calm is established in the area.

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  • Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev
Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Gerashchenko said Babchenko's killer was waiting for him on the staircase inside the journalist's building and shot him in the back as he was going out to buy bread. I just reminded my readers that Russian Federation was indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, without recognising that dozens of children were dying in those bombs, their photographs making ...

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  • Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet
Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet

Molten lava shoots upwards from the Kilauea volcano . The United States Geological Survey is very serious about updating the public on the activity and spreading danger of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but it's not afraid to field some goofy questions, too.

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  • Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev
Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev

In March 2017, renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed at the entrance of an upscale hotel in Kiev. Babchenko, a Chechen war veteran and a staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, left Russian Federation out of safety concerns after covering the conflict in Ukraine .

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  • News anchor, photographer killed during storm coverage when tree falls on SUV
News anchor, photographer killed during storm coverage when tree falls on SUV

Neither Stephens nor Tennant directly blamed the up-to-two inches (five centimeters) of rain that fell Monday from the fringes of Alberto for the deaths. Tennant said the news crew was driving on Highway 176 when the tree collapsed on the vehicle. "Mike and Aaron were beloved members of our team - our family", Goldsmith said.

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  • Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road
Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road

Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has covered a potentially explosive well at a geothermal power station and threatened another, after flowing onto the site, officials said. The family is not alone in their predicament: at least 41 homes have been destroyed in the southeastern corner of Big Island and about 2,000 people have been or...

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  • Trump Rips Mueller's 'Rigged Witch Hunt' - Again
Trump Rips Mueller's 'Rigged Witch Hunt' - Again

Trump seemed to be sarcastic in his final tweet, explaining he had to "start focusing" his energy on other work instead of the "Rigged Russia Witch Hunt". While several members of Mueller's team have donated to Democrats, Mueller is a Republican who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director in 2001 by former President George W.

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  • Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage
Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

Islamic Jihad announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement with Israel late Tuesday, after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. Israelis living in close proximity to Gaza were forced to remain within 15 seconds of a bomb shelter throughout Tuesday as Islamist terrorists based in the Hamas-controlled Strip continued to shoot dozens of rocket...

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  • Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods
Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods

Those requests in particular have provoked a backlash from China , which has threatened its own potential set of tariffs on $50 billion in American goods. And on May 26, the president celebrated on Twitter that a deal had been struck, and ZTE would be allowed to import parts from the United States provided it paid a $1.3bn fine for past screw ups.

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  • Hurricane Maria killed 5000 more people in Puerto Rico than estimates say
Hurricane Maria killed 5000 more people in Puerto Rico than estimates say

The researchers arrived at a "likely to be conservative" estimate of 4,645 deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017; other statistical adjustments by the researchers push their final estimate above 5,000. The study, released Tuesday, calls the official government estimate a "substantial underestimate" while saying that an adjusted statist...

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  • Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship after United Kingdom visa delay'
Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship after United Kingdom visa delay'

His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Israel grants citizenship to any Jew wishing to move there, and a passport can be issued immediately. Unconfirmed sources said the British government would have required certain financial disclosures if Abramovich was to secure a new visa. They called for global action...

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  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Over 70X Greater Than Official Count
Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Over 70X Greater Than Official Count

Earlier independent investigations have put the true toll at closer to 1,000. Published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , researchers from the Harvard T.H. Numerous deaths came after the storm itself as residents struggled without potable water and electricity. If a family member was reported missing but not known to be deceased,...

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  • Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook for a Month Pending Investigation
Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook for a Month Pending Investigation

Basil has repeatedly raised concerns about protecting the privacy of PNG's Facebook users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, which found Facebook had leaked the personal data of tens of millions of users to a private company.

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