• Malaysian women caned for attempted lesbian sex
Malaysian women caned for attempted lesbian sex

Malaysia has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims running alongside civil laws. The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a vehicle in a public square in the northern state of Terengganu, one of the country's most conservative are...

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  • Democrats criticize White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
Democrats criticize White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh worked for independent counsel Ken Starr during the investigation of Bill Clinton but has questioned the extent to which sitting presidents can be investigated. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) testifies during a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security Subcommittee on July 24, 2018 on Capitol Hi...

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  • Alaska woman Stephany LaFountain arrested for killing her children
Alaska woman Stephany LaFountain arrested for killing her children

An Alaska mother has been charged with killing both of her daughters in separate incidents two years apart. At a news conference Thursday, Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes called the cases an "unimaginable tragedy" but did not discuss a possible motive.

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  • Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years over Rohingya investigation
Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years over Rohingya investigation

Wa Lone , left, and Kyaw Soe Oo were accused of possessing secret government papers and charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. "Today is a sad day for Myanmar . The Committee to Protect Journalists also condemned the sentencing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, saying it marked a "new low for Myanmar". "I believe in justice and democra...

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  • US labour, business groups defend Canada's place in NAFTA
US labour, business groups defend Canada's place in NAFTA

President Donald Trump has threatened to leave Canada on the sidelines since announcing a breakthrough with Mexico on Monday, but the United States president and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have both expressed optimism a deal is close.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan, Iranian FM meet to discuss Syria
Turkey's Erdogan, Iranian FM meet to discuss Syria

That includes time for the contacts of Jim Jeffrey, the U.S. State Department coordinator for Syria , in Israel, Jordan and Turkey until September 4, which might give a fresh perspective to the Trump administration before the Astana talks, set to be observed by the United Nations.

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  • Israeli Weapons Used in Genocide against Rohingya Muslims
Israeli Weapons Used in Genocide against Rohingya Muslims

She said that as a mother she was moved by the plight of the children she met as she saw her children reflected in them. "I saw myself in every parent", she told the Security Council. Allegations of gross human rights violations have continued since 2011, the report noted. It pointed to the large-scale military deployments to Rakhine in the weeks...

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  • Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings
Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

Saturday evening, police said they are now searching for a new truck. Coronado might be armed and unsafe, according to warnings from police. "He is considered armed and risky", Sgt. "Given the violence at the scene and given that he is wanted for the homicide of the boys' mother, as well as the roommate, we believe the boys to be in danger", Ca...

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  • Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta
Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta

Trump said he wanted the remarks to remain off-the-record; otherwise, the president said, "it's going to be so insulting they're not going to be able to make a deal". Congress eventually would have to approve any agreement. Is it that Trump was secretly (or not so secretly) plotting to kill the trade deal with Canada in the first place? The U.S.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row
Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row

In a speech in London on Sunday, former prime minister of the United Kingdom for Labour Gordon Brown called on the party to immediately adopt the full IHRA antisemitism definition and decried its failure to consult with the Jewish community before adopting parts of the IHRA document.

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  • Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa
Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa

China has denied engaging in "debt trap" diplomacy, but Xi is likely to use the gathering of African leaders to offer a new round of financing, following a pledge of US$60 billion at the last summit three years ago in South Africa . "Western media deliberately portray Africans in misery for collaborating with China and they appear to have discove...

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  • Hundreds escape Libya prison amid deadly clashes in Tripoli
Hundreds escape Libya prison amid deadly clashes in Tripoli

The Government of National Unity (GNA) which is recognised by the worldwide community on Sunday said it was declaring a state of emergency in the Libyan capital and its environs. The country is now governed by rival authorities in Tripoli and the east, but each authority is backed by armed militias. The Tawergha were forced to leave their settlem...

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  • Bobi Wine arrives in United States for medical treatment
Bobi Wine arrives in United States for medical treatment

In a tweet posted on Saturday evening, Kyagulanyi said: "Safely arrived in the USA where I'll be receiving specialized treatment following the brutal torture at the hands of SFC soldiers". He was freed on bail August 27. Ugandan media quoted Kyagulanyi's relatives as saying he was scheduled to travel to the United States for scans on a problema...

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  • Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years for Possessing ‘Official Secrets’
Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years for Possessing ‘Official Secrets’

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were originally detained in December 2017, after working on an investigation into the mass killing of a number of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing is not among the Myanmar military and police officials sanctioned by the United States, European Union and Cana...

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  • Deputy shoots suspect at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Deputy shoots suspect at Del Mar Fairgrounds

A video posted to social media appeared to show a deputy firing four shots at a man who collapsed in front of a ticket window as bystanders exclaimed. Several Twitter users shared clips of television coverage of the race by horse racing network TVG, in which the sound of gunfire is audible and an announcer is heard shouting, "There is gunfire at th...

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  • Rio's 200-year old National Museum hit by massive fire
Rio's 200-year old National Museum hit by massive fire

Sgt. Moises Torres, of the state's firefighting headquarters, said it wasn't known if anyone was injured in the blaze. "Two hundred years of work and research and knowledge are lost". The museum is housed in the Paco de Sao Cristovao, a palace where the Portuguese royal family lived in the 19th century. " Everybody wants to be supportive now ....

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  • Strike on bus in Yemen is 'apparent war crime,' rights group says
Strike on bus in Yemen is 'apparent war crime,' rights group says

The incident sparked a wave of global anger and calls by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a "credible and transparent" investigation. Col. Bill Van Esveld, senior children's rights researcher at the group, urged the United States and other countries to "immediately stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and support strengthening the i...

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  • Woman attacks D.C. bus in road rage incident
Woman attacks D.C. bus in road rage incident

She then went back into her trunk and pulled out a silver auto jack and struck the driver's side which cracked the entire window. The woman got back inside the auto to drive away, hitting the bus driver again and carrying him about 10 metres on the bonnet before he slid off.

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  • John McCain was 'a friend to Canada' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan
John McCain was 'a friend to Canada' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

Reviewing the list of invitees and the speeches made, Raddatz said it "stood as an emotional admonishment of the partisan politics increasingly consuming this country, at times, as much a censure of Donald Trump as an embrace of an American hero".

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  • New info surfaces on Ted Cruz opponent's 1998 DUI crash
New info surfaces on Ted Cruz opponent's 1998 DUI crash

He is another all talk, no action pol!' To highlight on this hypocrisy, USA Latinx , a political group dedicated to promoting Latinx candidates, launched a GoFundMe to put one of Trump's Cruz-bashing tweets on a billboard . Some Texas Democrats with ties to his campaign don't think O'Rourke's campaign is equipped to do the same. 'His opponent...

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