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Posted: Sat-Aug-2019



The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill.

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Brazil readies but does not deploy thousands of troops to combat Amazon fires
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/WILDFIRES

Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires, but fewer than 50 have been deployed.

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Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protesters throwing petrol bombs, bricks
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Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks.

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Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein
PEOPLE-JEFFREY EPSTEIN/ROYALS

Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

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Russian capsule carrying robot fails to dock at space station
CORRECTION Russia Space

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.

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Hong Kong protesters form human chain in call for democracy
HONGKONG-PROTESTS/HUMANCHAIN

Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbourfront Friday, inspired by a similar protest in the Baltic states 30 years ago against Soviet control.

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Amazon wildfires part of 'genocide' facing Brazil's Indigenous peoples, advocate says
Brazil Amazon Fires

The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, according to Indigenous advocates.

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Trump retaliates against China with tariff hike; stocks sell off
Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. President Donald Trump retaliated against China on Friday with a series of tweets announcing a hike in tariffs on all Chinese goods. This comes after the stock markets sold off in reaction to Trump angrily ordering U.S. companies to stop doing business with China and accusing his own central banker of being an "enemy" to his economic plan.

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North Korea has fired 2 unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South says
South Korea North Korea Projectiles

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, a day after the North threatened to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumour on pancreas, U.S. Supreme Court says
USA-COURT/

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a tumour on her pancreas and that there is "no evidence of disease" elsewhere.

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Ebola virus has killed nearly 2,000 people in Congo
Congo Ebola March

Nearly 3,000 cases have been confirmed, including 1,965 deaths, since the outbreak began a year ago.

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Amazon rainforest fires called a 'very serious threat' but misinformation is going viral
amazon wildfires

The wildfires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have prompted a public outcry on social media. But interest in the crisis has also led to the spread of misinformation and raised questions about whether the situation is as bad as it may seem. CBC News explains.

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David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and donor, dead at 79
DAVID KOCH

American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice-president of conglomerate Koch Industries, and a major backer of conservative causes and political candidates, has died, his brother said on Friday.

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Radiation spike likely due to 2nd blast in Russian rocket accident, says Norwegian nuclear monitor
Russia Rocket Explosion Mystery

The explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test earlier this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway's nuclear test-ban monitor said on Friday.

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Illinois resident dies after respiratory illness tied to vaping
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The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness," in what could be the first such case in the U.S.

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TC Energy applauds Nebraska court victory over opponents of Keystone XL pipeline
TransCanada Keystone Decision 20171120

One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which rejected an attempt to force the developer to reapply for state approval.

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China announces new round of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods
Made in America Made in USA

China has announced a tariff hike on $75 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for tariffs Donald Trump has threatened to levy on China as of next Sept. 1.

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Eradicating malaria 'can be done,' WHO says
SANTE MALARIA NUNAVUT 20190607

It is theoretically possible to wipe out malaria but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

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Accusers in Ohio State sexual misconduct scandal grow to over 300
Ohio State Team Doctor

Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group's size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan State University to settle claims related to Larry Nassar.

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Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after U.K. case
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The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong have stopped allowing local staff to leave the city on official business, following the detention of a British Consulate worker in mainland China.

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2 missing after Poland lightning storm that killed 5, injured over 150
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Two people were still missing Friday in southern Poland after a thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150.

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European Council President Warns EU Will Retaliate If Donald Trump Taxes French Wine
Donald Tusk said there would be consequences if the U.S. president went through with his tariff threat against France. ... read more


Bolsonaro Sends Army To Fight Amazon Fires Amid Mounting International Pressure
The military will "act strongly" to control the wildfires, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro promised. ... read more


China Warns U.S. On Tariffs: Don't Underestimate Determination Of The Chinese People
China’s Ministry of Commerce issued the warning after President Donald Trump announced more tariffs on goods imported from the country. ... read more


Economic Storm Clouds Hover Over Trump And Global Leaders At G-7 Summit
Trump faces a tepid reception as anxiety grows over a global economic showdown and tension over trade, Iran and Russia. ... read more


Trade War Escalates With China Announcing Tariff Hikes On $75 Billion Of U.S. Products
The conflict over trade and technology is threatening to tip a weakening global economy into recession. ... read more


Brazil's Bolsonaro Defiant As Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates
The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame. ... read more


Greenland's Fast-Melting Ice Is A Warning To The Rest Of The World
Dwindling glaciers paint a grim picture of what's to come if the United States -- and the rest of the world -- don't adequately respond to climate change. ... read more


India Detains Thousands In Locked-Down Kashmir
Those arrested include anti-India protesters as well as pro-India Kashmiri leaders who have been held in jails and other makeshift facilities. ... read more


Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Resigns, Denounces Matteo Salvini
Conte accused his interior minister of endangering the nation's economy. ... read more


El Salvador Rape Victim Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Accused Of Stillbirth Murder Is Acquitted
“Thank God, justice was done,” she said outside the court. ... read more


Afghan Bombings Injure Over 120 People, But No One Claims Responsibility
The explosions occurred in public squares, markets and outside restaurants in the city of Jalalabad. ... read more


Prince Andrew 'Appalled' By Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Claims
Buckingham Palace issued a statement after footage emerged of the Duke of York inside Epstein's mansion. ... read more


U.S. Opens Up Secret Communications To Venezuela Socialist Boss: Report
Diosdado Cabello met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, AP reported Sunday. ... read more


Tens Of Thousands Of Hong Kong Protesters March Through Heavy Rain
Following weeks of violent clashes with police, pro-democracy demonstrators say they hope for a peaceful march. ... read more


Suicide Bombing At Kabul Wedding Leaves 63 Dead And 182 Hurt
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack at an Afghan wedding hall in a Shi'ite neighborhood. ... read more


WhatsApp Is Radicalizing The Right In Bolsonaro's Brazil
The app was used to spread misinformation that helped elect far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro. It still serves as a platform for radicalization. ... read more


Greenland To Donald Trump: 'We're Not For Sale'
The country's foreign minister has poured cold water on the president's reported interest in buying the world's biggest island. ... read more


French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert Climbs Hong Kong Skyscraper, Hoists Reconciliation Flag
Robert was arrested after the climb and taken to a nearby police station. ... read more


North Korea Fired More Projectiles Into Sea, South Korea Military Says
The Joint Chiefs of Staff didn’t immediately say what the weapons were, how many were launched or how far they flew. ... read more


Israeli Flight Attendant Dies 4 Months After Contracting Measles
The 43-year-old mother of three fell into a coma shortly after a flight from New York City to Tel Aviv. ... read more


Brexit: Donald Tusk and Boris Johnson clash over who is 'Mr No Deal'
The European Council president and the PM will meet at the G7 summit on Sunday to discuss Brexit. ... read more


Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders. ... read more


Emine Bulut: Anger in Turkey over mother's murder
Emine Bulut, 38, was stabbed to death in a cafe in Turkey by her ex-husband in front of her child. ... read more


Ocean Viking: EU nations to take in migrants stuck near Malta
Six EU countries are to host 356 African migrants, who were stranded at sea for two weeks. ... read more


Russia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic
The world's first such facility begins a long voyage across the Arctic ocean to Russia's far east. ... read more


Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry
The financier, who was facing sex charges in the US when he killed himself, had a home in Paris. ... read more


Russian nuclear accident: Medics fear 'radioactive patients'
Arctic hospital staff did not know that military test victims were irradiated, the BBC learns. ... read more


UK to discuss Channel migrants with France
It comes after more than 60 migrants - including children - attempted to cross the Channel on Thursday. ... read more


Ryanair rated 'greedy and arrogant' by customers
Ryanair has been rated worst for customer service out of 100 big British brands, according to Which?. ... read more


Poland lightning strike kills four, injures 100, in Tatra mountains storm
The highest number of injuries occurred on Mount Giewont where lightning struck a large metal cross. ... read more


Soldier dies after hotel balcony fall in Poland
Cpl Ryan Lovatt, from Clydebank, was on a break from Army duties when he died in Warsaw. ... read more


Brexit: Northern Ireland farmers warn of no deal risks
Some food producers say a no-deal Brexit could put them out of business within three days. ... read more


'This is very scary': Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island
"He's not even talking to Greenland - he's talking to Denmark about buying Greenland." ... read more


Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?
The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron. ... read more


Khachaturyan sisters who killed father touch Russian hearts
The case of the teenage Khachaturyan sisters stirs Russian anger over domestic abuse. ... read more


Barcelona crime wave tarnishes boom in tourism
Violence and thefts have surged in Barcelona - and officials are struggling to find a solution. ... read more


Donald Trump and Greenland: Why would he want to buy it?
The US president has cancelled a trip to Denmark because they won't sell him the massive island. ... read more


G7 summit: Inside the climate activist training camp
Campaign groups in France are teaching people how to protest effectively, ahead of the G7 summit. ... read more


Russian couple filmed at protest may lose children
Dmitry and Olga Prokazov also face a criminal case after footage featuring their baby was posted online. ... read more


Magdalene Laundries survivor: 'We weren't allowed to talk'
A woman forced to work in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries makes an emotional return to the country. ... read more


Trump arrives at world summit fixated on trade war
The president escalated his trade war with China before leaving Washington. He arrives in Europe angling to start another one. ... read more


How the Amazon's 'weather engine' could threaten the future of the U.S. Midwest
The Amazon is a "weather engine," and studies show further deforestation has the ability to destabilize rainfall patterns and threaten food production. ... read more


As Trump waffles, some Democrats talk up mandatory gun buybacks, licensing
The conversation on the campaign trail is different this year. Mass shootings are the reason why. ... read more


Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch by high-level psychologist
The financier who was being held on federal sex-trafficking charges died by suicide on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. ... read more


NASA astronaut accused of hacking her estranged spouse's bank account from space
The allegations come during a custody and divorce dispute between astronaut Anne McClain and her estranged spouse. ... read more


Florida man found guilty in parking lot shooting of unarmed black man
Michael Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton following a dispute over a handicapped-accessible spot in July 2018. ... read more


African American employee's office vandalized inside Education Department
African art figurines were found beheaded and a school desegregation poster was damaged, leading to fears the attack was racially motivated. ... read more


North Korea launches short-range missiles
South Korea's National Security Council planned to meet to discuss the latest launch. ... read more


Gay workers not covered by civil rights law, Trump admin tells Supreme Court
The Justice Department, in a brief submitted to the high court Friday, argued that Title VII “does not bar discrimination because of sexual orientation.” ... read more


Prince Andrew defends relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, says he never suspected alleged crimes
"At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction," he said in a statement Saturday. ... read more


Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station
The Skybot F-850 is the first humanoid robot sent to space by Russia. Officials will try again on Monday morning. ... read more


Streak ends: U.S. men's basketball falls to Australia for first loss in 13 years
With most of the top NBA All-Stars deciding to not play this summer, the Americans have so far not looked like a lock for gold in the run-up to this World Cup . ... read more


4 inmates hospitalized after riot at Southern California prison
The riot at the R.J. Donovan State Prison started around 8:30 p.m after a fight broke out in a recreation yard, the state's corrections department said. ... read more


Co-worker charged in on-campus slaying of Cal State Fullerton administrator
Chuyen Van Vo, 51, faces a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted as charged in the killing of Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57. ... read more


Group connected to Polish 'LGBT-Free Zone' newspaper to host Carnegie Hall event
Gazeta Polska Community of America, which is affiliated with an infamous far-right Polish publication, plans to host a concert at Carnegie Hall in October. ... read more


2009 case of teenage couple murdered in Jefferson National Forest remains unsolved
David Metzler and Heidi Childs were found dead in Montgomery County in Virginia on August 27, 2009. Their bodies were found at Caldwell Fields in Jefferson National Forest. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting the investigation ten years later. ... read more


Latino lawmakers blast Texas governor for 'dangerous' language in tweets, letter
"Our community is trying to heal from racially driven violence. This hurts. It is dangerous," El Paso lawmakers tweeted. ... read more


Former 'Bachelor' star agrees to no-jail deal
Soules, who starred in the ABC franchise's 19th season, pleaded guilty last year to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. ... read more


Lara Spencer apologizes for mocking Prince George's interest in ballet on 'GMA'
The comments on Thursday's show drew immediate criticism. ... read more


Keep your parked car cool with these clever hacks
When you're parking in hot weather, the inside of your car can get unbearably hot thanks to the greenhouse effect. Here's how to keep your car cool. ... read more


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Trump arrives at world summit fixated on trade war
The president escalated his trade war with China before leaving Washington. He arrives in Europe angling to start another one. ... read more


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How the Amazon's 'weather engine' could threaten the future of the U.S. Midwest
The Amazon is a "weather engine," and studies show further deforestation has the ability to destabilize rainfall patterns and threaten food production. ... read more


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As Trump waffles, some Democrats talk up mandatory gun buybacks, licensing
The conversation on the campaign trail is different this year. Mass shootings are the reason why. ... read more


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Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch by high-level psychologist
The financier who was being held on federal sex-trafficking charges died by suicide on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. ... read more


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NASA astronaut accused of hacking her estranged spouse's bank account from space
The allegations come during a custody and divorce dispute between astronaut Anne McClain and her estranged spouse. ... read more


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Florida man found guilty in parking lot shooting of unarmed black man
Michael Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton following a dispute over a handicapped-accessible spot in July 2018. ... read more


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African American employee's office vandalized inside Education Department
African art figurines were found beheaded and a school desegregation poster was damaged, leading to fears the attack was racially motivated. ... read more


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North Korea launches short-range missiles
South Korea's National Security Council planned to meet to discuss the latest launch. ... read more


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Gay workers not covered by civil rights law, Trump admin tells Supreme Court
The Justice Department, in a brief submitted to the high court Friday, argued that Title VII “does not bar discrimination because of sexual orientation.” ... read more


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Prince Andrew defends relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, says he never suspected alleged crimes
"At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction," he said in a statement Saturday. ... read more


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Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station
The Skybot F-850 is the first humanoid robot sent to space by Russia. Officials will try again on Monday morning. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_34/2984046/1169874582_2cfda9fd02e883ef3b8e890fdfd0f75f.jpg
Streak ends: U.S. men's basketball falls to Australia for first loss in 13 years
With most of the top NBA All-Stars deciding to not play this summer, the Americans have so far not looked like a lock for gold in the run-up to this World Cup . ... read more


4 inmates hospitalized after riot at Southern California prison
The riot at the R.J. Donovan State Prison started around 8:30 p.m after a fight broke out in a recreation yard, the state's corrections department said. ... read more


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Co-worker charged in on-campus slaying of Cal State Fullerton administrator
Chuyen Van Vo, 51, faces a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted as charged in the killing of Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57. ... read more


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Group connected to Polish 'LGBT-Free Zone' newspaper to host Carnegie Hall event
Gazeta Polska Community of America, which is affiliated with an infamous far-right Polish publication, plans to host a concert at Carnegie Hall in October. ... read more


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2009 case of teenage couple murdered in Jefferson National Forest remains unsolved
David Metzler and Heidi Childs were found dead in Montgomery County in Virginia on August 27, 2009. Their bodies were found at Caldwell Fields in Jefferson National Forest. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting the investigation ten years later. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_34/2983491/190823-greg-abbott-se-425p_87c877af364bab8408c539a4bee2da6c.jpg
Latino lawmakers blast Texas governor for 'dangerous' language in tweets, letter
"Our community is trying to heal from racially driven violence. This hurts. It is dangerous," El Paso lawmakers tweeted. ... read more


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Former 'Bachelor' star agrees to no-jail deal
Soules, who starred in the ABC franchise's 19th season, pleaded guilty last year to leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. ... read more


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Lara Spencer apologizes for mocking Prince George's interest in ballet on 'GMA'
The comments on Thursday's show drew immediate criticism. ... read more


Keep your parked car cool with these clever hacks
When you're parking in hot weather, the inside of your car can get unbearably hot thanks to the greenhouse effect. Here's how to keep your car cool. ... read more


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