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Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.


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Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward CaribbeanHurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.


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Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader

Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus LeaderFamily members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.


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Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' video

Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' videoKevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt.


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Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace Them

Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace ThemWhite supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof has petitioned to remove two lawyers from his defense team.


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Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leave

Irma evacuation nightmare: Next time some may not leaveFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.


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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: It Might Be Too Late To Save Cities From Climate Change

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: It Might Be Too Late To Save Cities From Climate ChangeNeil deGrasse Tyson once again took on climate change deniers, this time focusing on those who "cherry pick" science to prove their own points.


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Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched

Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family SearchedA missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.


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Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday.


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Russia touts essential role in Syria's advance against IS

Russia touts essential role in Syria's advance against ISAs the Islamic State group seems to crumble across Syria, a top Russian commander points to a pulverised tank once used by the jihadists as proof of his country's essential role in their demise. In recent months, Syrian troops have rolled IS back in the country's northern province of Aleppo, Hama and Homs in the centre, and most recently, Deir Ezzor in the east. Jihadists would pack anti-tank mines and TNT into the vehicles, retrofit them with protective armour, then detonate them at Syrian army positions.


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That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake NewsWASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”


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Stephen Colbert eviscerates President Trump in scathing Emmys monologue: 'Imagine if your president wasn't beloved by Nazis'

Stephen Colbert eviscerates President Trump in scathing Emmys monologue: 'Imagine if your president wasn't beloved by Nazis'Some weren't sure if Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert would go political for his opening monologue.


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Mario Batali Thinks It's A Bad Idea To Increase The Minimum Wage

Mario Batali Thinks It's A Bad Idea To Increase The Minimum WageMario Batali, the man behind the Eataly empire, owner of several restaurants across the globe and the person responsible for buying most of the world’s orange Crocs, thinks the minimum wage increase is a bad idea for the restaurant industry.


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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-townKEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.


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Boeing lands $600M contract to design new Air Force Ones

Boeing lands $600M contract to design new Air Force OnesThe U.S. Air Force on Tuesday awarded Boeing a contract worth just less than $600 million to begin the preliminary design of the next Air Force One planes.


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Arizona Governor Endorses Obamacare Repeal, In Apparent Message To John McCain

Arizona Governor Endorses Obamacare Repeal, In Apparent Message To John McCainArizona’s governor has endorsed a last-minute effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially giving a key skeptic of past repeal efforts, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), more reason to vote yes this time.


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Israel gets first joint US military base

Israel gets first joint US military baseIsrael on Monday inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said. The new facility, at an undisclosed location in southern Israel, was announced as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on the fringes of the UN General Assembly. "We inaugurated, with our partners from the United States Army, an American base, for the first time in Israel," Brigadier General Tzvika Heimowitz, head of Israeli missile defences, told journalists.


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Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police

Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: PoliceA 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks.


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Wreck of WWI German 'U-boat' submarine found off Belgium

Wreck of WWI German 'U-boat' submarine found off BelgiumThe well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of its 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast. The use of submarines, often referred to as U-boats, in World War One to disrupt British trade routes in the English Channel and the North Sea was a key part of German tactics. The 93 German U-boats stationed in Belgian ports downed more than 2,500 ships but were also a target themselves, with 70 of them lost at sea, killing 1,200 sailors.


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Striking a pose – Trump makes his United Nations debut

Striking a pose – Trump makes his United Nations debutPresident Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.


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Christian 'Researcher' Claims The Rapture Starts On Saturday

Christian 'Researcher' Claims The Rapture Starts On SaturdayThe name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told the newspaper. Meade believes global catastrophes will be caused by a secret planet called Nibiru passing the Earth on Saturday. “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” the space agency said on its website a few years ago when similar doomsday predictions went viral.


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Veteran Albuquerque TV reporter killed in helicopter crash

Veteran Albuquerque TV reporter killed in helicopter crashALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime reporter-videographer at an Albuquerque TV station has died after the news helicopter he was piloting crashed and burned in a field near a New Mexico ghost town, authorities said Sunday.


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Sean Spicer at the Emmys: applause won't make his guilt go away | Jessica Valenti

Sean Spicer at the Emmys: applause won't make his guilt go away | Jessica ValentiAs Trump’s former White House spokesman, Spicer bolstered the reputation and agenda of a monster. Apparently it doesn’t take much to wash off the stink of the Trump administration – just an Emmy invite and a few celebrity smooches. As Spicer did a bit at the Emmys on Sunday night – joking about the size of the audience using the same language he did months earlier, as he hectored the press over Trump’s inauguration crowd – celebrities and television industry folks laughed and applauded.


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6 Bad Carbs That Are Actually Good For You

6 Bad Carbs That Are Actually Good For YouSome natural foods that rank high in carbohydrates can also provide essential nutrients. Here’s a list of our favorites.


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Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.


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St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting Protesters

St. Louis Police Chant 'Whose Streets? Our Streets!' After Arresting ProtestersA refrain commonly chanted by Black Lives Matter activists was shouted Sunday night by St. Louis police officers as law enforcement officials arrested more than 80 people during the city’s third night of unrest. The phrase was chanted twice, reported David Carson, a photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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Blood and embalming fluid seeps onto street outside Baton Rouge funeral home

Blood and embalming fluid seeps onto street outside Baton Rouge funeral homeBlood and embalming fluid leaked from a storage tank onto the street outside a funeral home before it was spotted by passersby. Images showed the mix of blood and formaldehyde as it seeped onto the street behind the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A blockage in the storage tank had caused the leak, which lasted around 20 minutes.


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Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. At his side is his son Hamza, the "crown prince of jihad". In a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), former FBI special agent and Al-Qaeda specialist Ali Soufan wrote: "Now in his late 20s, Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organisation his father founded.


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Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Video Of Him Laughing Hours Before His Death

Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Video Of Him Laughing Hours Before His DeathJust hours before Chester Bennington’s death by suicide, the Linkin Park frontman was filmed laughing and joking around with his family, showing that “depression doesn’t have a face or a mode,” his bereft widow said.


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Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threat

Indian government says Rohingya Muslims are security threatNEW DELHI (AP) — India's government said Monday that it has evidence there are extremists who pose a threat to the country's security among the Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and settled in many Indian cities.


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This Couple Eloped At Asheville City Hall, And They're So Glad They Did

This Couple Eloped At Asheville City Hall, And They're So Glad They DidAmanda Magee first met her now-husband Sean five years ago while working at the department store Belk in Mooresville, North Carolina.


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Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: media

Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: mediaA military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed. A video clip published on Tuesday by the independent news site Fontana showed a helicopter firing a salvo of rockets at a military truck covered in camouflage netting in open countryside, with three vehicles with no military markings visible, parked a few meters away. Russia is currently staging the "Zapad 2017" war games in the area, major exercises on NATO's eastern flank that were inspected on Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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GOP Congressman Defends Trump's Tweets: 'He's Just A Fun Guy'

GOP Congressman Defends Trump's Tweets: 'He's Just A Fun Guy'Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) apparently can’t help but laugh when he thinks about President Donald Trump’s bizarre behavior on Twitter over the weekend.


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2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police sayBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times.


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UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiatorA Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict. Last year's recipients of the award were more than 2,000 volunteers who saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.


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President Trump Greets Wife Melania With A Handshake

President Trump Greets Wife Melania With A HandshakeAt a Friday night event held at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Melania gave a speech introducing her husband, after which the president thanked her by firmly shaking her hand


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Fox News contributor says she was raped by host and then blacklisted by network

Fox News contributor says she was raped by host and then blacklisted by networkPolitical contributor Scottie Nell Hughes has filed a lawsuit against Fox News accusing the network of punishing her after she claimed she was raped by anchor Charles Payne. Ms Hughes alleged Mr Payne coerced her to have sex with him in 2013 “in exchange for career opportunities and benefits”. The suit states Mr Payne had “used his position of power to pressure Ms Hughes into submission” and when Ms Hughes tried to put a stop to the relationship, he became “physically violent”.


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New Ken Burns Doc Dismisses Origins of the Vietnam War

New Ken Burns Doc Dismisses Origins of the Vietnam WarKen Burns aims to win hearts and minds with his epic Vietnam series, but loses sight of how we got involved.


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28 Hilarious Parenting Hacks From Crafty Moms And Dads

28 Hilarious Parenting Hacks From Crafty Moms And DadsParenthood has a way of bringing out people’s crafty sides.


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Riz Ahmed Says One Award Won't Change 'Systemic Problem Of Inclusion' On TV

Riz Ahmed Says One Award Won't Change 'Systemic Problem Of Inclusion' On TV#TheNightOf star Riz Ahmed: "I don't think any one award changes the systemic problem of inclusion" #Emmys pic.twitter.com/OKzli6t14O—


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Eye worm infection that sends dogs blind 'could spread from Europe to UK'

Eye worm infection that sends dogs blind 'could spread from Europe to UK'Dog owners have been warned that taking their pets to Europe risks exposing them to an infectious parasite which turns animals blind. Thelazia callipaeda has been described as a “significant threat to the UK canine population”, after vets reported three cases in dogs recently returned from the continent. Transmitted by fruitfly, a species common in Britain, the disease is currently endemic in France, Italy, Spain and Greece, and more than six other European countries popular with British tourists. The more people look for this disease, the more I believe they will find itJohn Graham-Brown, Liverpool University All three animals were in compliance with the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), also known as the Pet Passport, and experts last night called for the rules to be reviewed. Owners of pets recently returned from Europe have been advised to look out for conjunctivitis and other signs of discomfort around their dogs' eyes. Once diagnosed, the parasitic worm can normally be dealt with using drugs. If left untreated for too long, however, it can cause the dog to go blind. The disease was first discovered in Italy in 1989 and since 2010 the rate of reported European cases has significantly increased. Veterinary academics say the pathogen is likely to be reaching “critical mass” on the continent, and that there are many more cases currently in the UK than the three currently reported, the first of which occurred last year. John Graham-Brown, from Liverpool University, who led the research, said: “It’s definitely a risk. “The more people look for this disease, the more I believe they will find it.” The first British case was in a collie cross Credit: Rii Schroder The longer a dog lives with the disease untreated, the greater the risk it will be transferred to a fruitfly and then on to another dog, he said. The risk of infection is compounded by the fact that not all animals display symptoms. As well as dogs, T callipaeda is capable of infecting cats and wild creatures such as foxes. The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), governing the movement of animals from European Union countries, was introduced in 2001 and updated in 2014 to include a new style of passport and additional security measures. Dogs travelling back to the UK are required to be treated for tapeworm between 24 hours and five days before they return, and their rabies vaccinations must be up to date. In July 2016 it was reported that a collie cross had contracted T callipaeda after returning from Romania. Writing in the BMJ, researchers also report that a fox hair terrier returning from northern Italy and a West Highland white terrier returning from a month in France also caught the disease. Mr Graham-Brown, a doctoral student, said the PETS safeguards were “clearly not sufficient”. “It’s a good time to have a discussion about whether they are strong enough for this disease and other diseases,” he said. Mr Graham-Brown said: "So far, there has been only one strain of the infection round in Europe. But it's been spreading quite rapidly recently. We are not sure why. "We do have this type of fly in the UK as well, so there is the potential for an infected dog to come back and give it to the fly here, and then it could spread." T callipaeda is currently endemic in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Greece. The BMJ paper warns that the infection of wild animals with the disease could form a “reservoir” of the pathogen, making it far harder to control thereafter. It advises any owners concerned their dog may have been infected to seek immediate help from a vet.


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France opens door to post-2025 talks on Iran nuclear deal

France opens door to post-2025 talks on Iran nuclear dealFrance warned Monday that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential," but left the door open to further talks to ward off any US threat to walk away from the landmark agreement. "France will try to persuade President Trump of the importance of this choice, even if it can be completed by work after 2025," he said ahead of a meeting between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron later in the day.


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Hard to spot: criminals find new ways to smuggle rhino horns

Hard to spot: criminals find new ways to smuggle rhino hornsJOHANNESBURG (AP) — International traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them inside wooden Buddha statues, stashing horn pieces in lobster heads kept in a refrigerated container and disguising horn portions as the bases of painted statues.


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All The Best Looks From The Emmys Red Carpet

All The Best Looks From The Emmys Red CarpetThe stars of the silver screen lit up the red carpet on Sunday at the Emmy Awards to celebrate another year in television greatness, and they did so in style.


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Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fighting

Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fightingMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief said Monday that three leaders of Islamic State-linked militants who besieged a southern city have been killed in months of fighting but two others, including one of Asia's most wanted terror suspects, were still alive and leading a final stand.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:02:09 -0400

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.


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last updated: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:39:14 -0400

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.


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last updated: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:20:25 -0400

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:59:24 +0000

How South Korea's Angry Young Men Formed A Powerful New Alt-Right Movement
Welcome to the site Ilbe Storehouse, better known as just Ilbe, the hub for South Korea's new far-right movement.

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In first speech at U.N., Trump to single out North Korea, Iran
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he considers the top global challenge.

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last updated: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:16:03 -0400

33 Tweets That Are So Funny You'll Wish You Wrote Them

"Hate when people don't believe my exaggerations. Like, yeah I did wait 7 weeks for the bus once just fuck off."


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‘My Roof Is Gone.’ Dominica’s Prime Minister Shares Live Updates of Hurricane Maria
The Category 5 storm hit Dominica on Monday evening

Just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, which is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The Category 5 storm, with winds clocking at more than 160 mph, hit Dominica on Monday evening, leaving what Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt described on Tuesday as “widespread devastation.”

Skeritt shared live updates of the storm on his Facebook page on Monday evening. “Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,” his first post read. He later added “Rough! Rough! Rough!” and then “My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding.”

Roughly an hour later, Skeritt confirmed that he had been rescued. “Initial reports are of widespread devastation,” he wrote. “So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.”

Skeritt said his main focus was now on rescuing those trapped and securing medical assistance for the injured. “I am eager now to solicit the support of friendly nations and organisations with helicopter services,” he wrote. “I personally am eager to get up and get around the country to see and determine what’s needed.”

Hurricane warnings had been posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. A tropical storm warning had been issued for Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Lucia and Anguilla.

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