• United Nations 'disturbed' by Saudi Arabia crackdown on women's rights activists
United Nations 'disturbed' by Saudi Arabia crackdown on women's rights activists

The photos were published by state-run outlet Saudi Press Agency , apparently in a bid to quash speculations about the whereabouts of the prince. Women in Saudi Arabia will legally be allowed to drive for the first time ever on June 24 , with all preparations for the historic occasion in place, the Saudi assistant interior minister has said.

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  • Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands More Than Katrina, Study Says
Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands More Than Katrina, Study Says

The Harvard researchers estimate that official death count numbers severely underestimated the impact of the hurricane due to the difficulty of firmly associating indirect deaths with a single causational event, as well as bureaucratic delays in medical examinations.

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  • Alberto makes landfall in Florida, flash flooding reported
Alberto makes landfall in Florida, flash flooding reported

Forecasters also warned people in those same areas and in southern SC of the possibility that "brief tornadoes" could develop as Alberto moved further inland. Flash flooding could take place in Florida, Georgia, Alabama , Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas through Tuesday morning, according to forecasts .

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  • Michael Cohen’s lawyers have until mid-June to review documents, judge says
Michael Cohen’s lawyers have until mid-June to review documents, judge says

Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti appeared in court Wednesday as well, arguing to be admitted pro hac vice to a jurisdiction in which he's not registered to practice, the Southern District of NY. Ryan further argued that Avenatti should be barred from the proceedings by pointing out that Avenatti's former law firm was ordered by a bankruptcy c...

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  • White House says North Korea behind malware attacks targeting U.S. infrastructure
White House says North Korea behind malware attacks targeting U.S. infrastructure

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday "we are preparing and expect [the summit] to take place on June 12". The United States and North Korea are now arranging a summit between their leaders in Singapore on June 12.

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  • Explosions, gunfire heard near Afghan Interior Ministry
Explosions, gunfire heard near Afghan Interior Ministry

Officials said Wednesday a suicide bomber struck outside the Interior Ministry in the capital, allowing gunmen to pass through an outer gate where they traded fire with security forces, who eventually killed all the attackers. The Taliban did not define what was meant by "military and intelligence centres". He said all coalition troops had been acc...

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  • Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park
Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park

The blaze began around the attraction called " The Pirates of Batavia ". Photos posted to social media showed the raging fire levelling the buildings in the Scandinavian area, and other parts of the park, including large warehouses, reduced to rubble.

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  • Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while fleeing eruption
Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while fleeing eruption

Archaeologists found the man's skeleton lying on its back in the ancient city's Regio V area, at the corner between Vicolo dei Balconi, which has just been discovered as part of new excavation work, and Vicolo delle Nozze d'Argento. The man may have escaped the initial violence of Vesuvius in the ancient city of Pompeii , only to be crushed by a...

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  • Kremlin critic briefly arrested in Madrid on Russian warrant, then released
Kremlin critic briefly arrested in Madrid on Russian warrant, then released

The spokesperson, who wasn't authorized to be identified in line with police rules, said the financier was released minutes after his detention. Browder successfully lobbied Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012, which imposes sanctions on Russian individuals believed to be implicated in Magnitsky's murder.

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  • 'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive
'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive

This past March, Babchenko spoke at " Putincon " in New York City, a conference featuring a number of Putin critics on the eve of the 2018 presidential election in Russian Federation. "I wish it were always like that", she said. "Everything is over from yesterday", Babchenko said. "It is unlikely that Moscow will calm down".

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  • Giuseppe Conte fails to form a government leaving Italy facing another election
Giuseppe Conte fails to form a government leaving Italy facing another election

In a televised address, Mr Mattarella said he had rejected 81-year-old eurosceptic economist Paolo Savona , because he had threatened to pull Italy out of the eurozone. The 5-Star has been drawing about the same 32 per cent it got two months ago. "We will go back to the polls together with those who support our programme", said Salvini at ...

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  • FBI Investigation 'Has Nothing To Do With Donald Trump'
FBI Investigation 'Has Nothing To Do With Donald Trump'

A Justice Department spokesperson had no comment on the president's tweet . Gowdy went on to express concerns about Trump's attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's team. It's not the first time the South Carolina Republican has expressed his disapproval of the way the president and his legal team are approaching the Russian Federatio...

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  • Israel, Russia Reach 'Understanding' on Iranian Presence in Syria
Israel, Russia Reach 'Understanding' on Iranian Presence in Syria

Iran and Hezbollah, though, will not be permitted to take part in the takeover. Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have clashed with Sunni rebel groups in Daraa, a region on the border with both the Israeli Golan Heights and Jordan's northern border.

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  • Ukraine and Russian Federation trade accusations over killing of dissident journalist
Ukraine and Russian Federation trade accusations over killing of dissident journalist

Reacting to the assasination, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow demanded that Kiev conducted a swift investigation of the murder of the journalist. "The Ukrainian prime minister is already talking about how it was done by Russian secret services. The killers attacked all of us by choosing the most honest, noisy, and fearless one, th...

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  • Australia holds hope MH370 will be found as last search ends
Australia holds hope MH370 will be found as last search ends

Texas-based company Ocean Infinity will stop scouring the Indian Ocean's seabed by the end of Tuesday after finding nothing, despite having its 90-day time limit extended twice. "We sincerely hope that we will be able to again offer our services in the search for MH370 in future". A previous A$200-million ($159 million) search by Australia, China...

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  • Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space
Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

That lava flow has stopped on the property so there is no risk, for now, to the other nine wells. As Kilauea's fissures continue to erupt bursts of lava, several thin strands of hairs are produced and easily picked up by gushing winds, blowing downwind and to the west of the fissure.

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  • Pompeii find shows man crushed trying to flee Mount Vesuvius eruption
Pompeii find shows man crushed trying to flee Mount Vesuvius eruption

The victim's thorax was crushed, and his head has not been found. Experts discovered that the man suffered from an infection in his leg, which may have caused him walking difficulties. The blast destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, two towns south of Naples, and left preserved numerous area's structures and human remains in ash. Before that, archae...

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  • Putin critic Bill Browder arrested, released in Spain
Putin critic Bill Browder arrested, released in Spain

Spanish police said he was released shortly after because the warrant had expired, the BBC reported . He claimed it was the sixth time that Russian Federation "had abused Interpol in my case". In March he warned MPs he believed the Russians wanted "more than anything" to arrest him and "get me back to Russia and then kill me in the control o...

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  • Prominent Russian journalist and Putin critic Arkady Babchenko killed in Kyiv
Prominent Russian journalist and Putin critic Arkady Babchenko killed in Kyiv

He had been denounced by pro-Government politicians in Russia over comments on social media about the Russian bombing of Aleppo in Syria's war, and over his characterisation of Russia as an aggressor towards Ukraine. Babchenko had grown highly critical of the Russian government in recent years. He wrote that he had planned to fly with Ukrainian s...

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  • Spanish police arrest Bill Browder at Russian arrest warrant
Spanish police arrest Bill Browder at Russian arrest warrant

Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management , wrote in a tweet that he had been arrested in Madrid by Spanish police and was being taken to a police station. His death prompted Browder, once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russian Federation, to work with the US Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, which levied targeted sanctions...

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