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Israeli MP Yehuda Glick visits Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem

The Palestinians seek all of the West Bank as part of a future independent state. This controversial matter was one of the subjects of discussion between US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, when he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last week in the de-facto Palestinian capital of Ramallah.

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Nursing Home Residents Rescued from Harvey Floodwaters

Galveston County officials say that they were aware of the situation in the nursing home before the picture went viral. Timothy McIntosh, whose mother-in-law owns the nursing home, posted the photo and pleaded for emergency help. The rescue operation came after McIntosh posted the picture on Twitter , pleading for help. "No one asked her to evacuate, but she has evacuation plans to leave".

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Europe migrant crisis: Germany and Egypt agree deal to stem migrant flow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants better ties with Turkey , but says it's a complicated issue. Merkel said at her annual summer news conference ahead of a general election that steps had been taken in the wake of that decision to ensure that such an influx would not repeat itself.

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India guru rape: High alert ahead of Ram Rahim sentence

But despite serious criminal charges against him, until his conviction, Singh led an enviable life, amassing massive wealth and picking up millions of new followers. While the CBI court pawned off the decision over to jail authorities, the prison citing the "jail manual" denied the request saying that it does not allow a male convict to be accompanied by a woman companion.

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ACLU Files First Lawsuit Against Trump's Transgender Service Member Ban

Each lawsuit challenges the president's assertions that transgender people are a burden on the military due to their medical costs and that their service hurts the military's "readiness", citing studies finding that the costs are "minimal" and that in the 18 countries that now allow transgender people to serve openly, "there has been no significant effect" on readiness or cohesion.

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TDP Wins Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal By-Election by 27000 Votes

The ruling party candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy secured a total 97,076 votes, while the opposition YSR Congress candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy took 69,610 votes. 6th Round: TDP-6161, YSRCP-2858 votes. Along with Bhuma Reddy, 19 other MLAs had also defected to the TDP. ".it is not prudent for Chandrababu Naidu to describe it as a victory as ethics, morals, and values were thrown to the wind and there was no level playing field", he added.

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TDP Wins Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal By-Election by 27000 Votes

The ruling party candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy secured a total 97,076 votes, while the opposition YSR Congress candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy took 69,610 votes. 6th Round: TDP-6161, YSRCP-2858 votes. Along with Bhuma Reddy, 19 other MLAs had also defected to the TDP. ".it is not prudent for Chandrababu Naidu to describe it as a victory as ethics, morals, and values were thrown to the wind and there was no level playing field", he added.

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Assembly bypolls: Counting of votes today; all eyes on Panaji, Bawana

Bypolls to Nandyal Assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh and two seats in Goa witnessed a high turnout percentage of over 70 while only 45 per cent voters exercised their franchise in Delhi's lone seat of Bawana. Before being promoted to the union rank, he was an MLA from Panaji from 1994 to 2014. The by-election was held following the death of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy in March.

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Donald Trump reveals who will pay for THE WALL

Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Referring to a Democratic senator up for re-election in 2018, Claire McCaskill , he added: "I will also be going to a wonderful state, Missouri, that I won by a lot in '16". Maybe the plan here is to crash the US economy so badly that Mexico builds its own wall to keep fleeing Americans out. Both Mexico and Canada said they don't believe the deal needs major changes, in stark contrast to the opinion of the Trump administration.

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Arizona's Largest Paper: Arpaio Pardon an 'Insult' to Latinos

And in fact, a Trump administration official revealed Wednesday the White House has already prepared the paperwork for Arpaio's pardon . He became the Sheriff of Maricopa County , Arizona in 1992. He would have faced a maximum of six months in jail, though his age and lack of previous convictions may have led to a more lenient sentence. "All right? But Sheriff Joe should feel good", Trump said.

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Trump signs new economic sanctions against Venezuela

In other words, they would not affect US oil imports from Venezuela . The White House issued a statement targeting Maduro's creation of a "constituent assembly" to replace the National Assembly and rewrite the Venezuelan constitution.

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Man detained outside Buckingham Palace after attack on police

The alleged offender was held just after 8.30pm on Friday evening on suspicion of assault and grievous bodily harm. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police. Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are ongoing. Police said the man had a knife. Buckingham Palace is the home of Queen Elizabeth II but the queen usually spends August in Scotland at her Balmoral estate with family members.

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This Yankees-Tigers Brawl Was the Real Deal

Besides Cabrera and possibly Romine, Yankees hot-hitting All-Star Gary Sanchez could be in line for a suspension, as he took several shots at Tigers during the fight. Kahnle was in the middle of that too. Both benches and bullpens quickly emptied into a scrum around home plate, and Cabrera and Romine were ejected - with Romine screaming at umpire crew chief Dave Duncan before leaving the field.

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Forecast: Mild weather expected into the weekend in the Omaha area

Saturday , partly sunny and comfortable. Northwest wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South southeast wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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Questions on immigration, race follow Trump to Arizona

The White House, however, made it clear Tuesday that Trump would not issue a pardon at the rally in Phoenix , the Los Angeles Times reported . Trump was criticized for his response that " both sides " were responsible for the violence.

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India court bans instant divorce

Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi: "Apex Court is directing the Legislature to do what it should have done long ago i.e. undo the injustice that Muslim Women have been suffering". "(The ruling) recognises the pristine form of religious practice in Islam that abhors any exploitation", party's chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

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Moon says even slight conflict on Korean Peninsula may threaten many lives

Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Harry Harris and Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command John Hyten are both in South Korea , the first time such high-level military leaders are on the peninsula during the exercises. "The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation with the DPRK", the statement read .

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Severe threat for Tuesday

Also being watched closely is an area of rain and thunderstorms located near the Yucatan peninsula, the remains of former Tropical Storm Harvey. A flash flood emergency was issued for the Kansas City metro area where numerous water rescues and evacuations took place.

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Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong

The timepiece is being silenced to protect the ears of the workers involved in the 29 million pound ($37 million) renovation of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the clock and its bell and was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee, which marked her 60th year on the throne.

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Henrik Stenson takes one-shot lead at Wyndham Championship

Ollie Schniederjans was second after his final-round 64, with birdies on Nos. "I've always loved playing close to home". The 30-year-old earned $646,180 during his debut PGA Tour season, recording one top 10 and four top 25 finishes, but a resurgence in form over the last few weeks wasn't enough to guarantee him a second year on Tour.

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Newspaper: Agreement reached with generals on Afghanistan, claims Trump

The U.S. still has almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan as military advisers and to conduct counter-terrorism operations. The president has expressed frustration at the lack of progress in Afghanistan, and his administration so far has struggled to articulate a strategy for moving forward.

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Reports say shell hits Syrian fair

Shortly after he gave his speech, a shell hit the first global fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people. The France has from the beginning been one of the supports, the strongest of the syrian opposition and has always called for the departure of Mr. Assad, considered the main responsible for the conflict.

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Flood continues to wreak havoc; crores of people affected

More than 60 lakh people were affected in Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, Katihar, East and West Champaran districts. In all, 776 relief camps had been set up in the affected districts, where 2,08,513 people had taken shelter, he said. Ten more people died due to floods in Assam . The NDRF , SDRF and district administration personnel have evacuated almost 3,500 people to safer places.

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Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States

A new slate of NBC News/Marist polls released on Sunday (20 August) reveal that majorities in three swing states that voted for President Donald Trump now find his conduct in office "embarrassing". Trump performs better among these states' voters when asked about the economy. In Pennsylvania, Democrats hold a 10-point advantage on congressional preference, 47 percent to 37 percent.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $650 million after no victor again

Three tickets that won $200,000 prizes were sold in Buncombe County, Stanly County and Craven County while a $50,000 winning ticket was sold at a Sheetz in Forsyth County. Early Sunday morning, it was reported that no one had struck the jackpot and that the new estimated jackpot was $650 million. Because it is easy to purchase Powerball tickets , it's also easy to develop a gambling addiction when playing the lottery.

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Utkal Express rail mishap: Odisha CM, Rail Minister announce ex-gratia

Most instances were those of carelessness, adoption of shortcuts and non-observance of safety rules and guidelines. Railway ministry officials in Delhi, however, put the number of dead at 12. Prabhu announced ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs 50,000 for seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries in the unfortunate accident.

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Boston preparing as thousands expected at protests Saturday

Walsh on Friday morning addressed the city's decision to grant the free speech group a permit to hold its event on the Common. "As humans, and American citizens, do we want to be defined as a country that allows for hate speech?" he said Friday.

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Taylor Swift Completely WIPED Her Social Media & Fans Are Worried

Taylor Swift sent fans into a frenzy today by wiping clean her Twitter , Instagram , and Facebook accounts, which combined have approximately 250 million followers, setting the Internet alight with speculation about whether a new album is imminent.

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Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone

The death toll is expected to rise after mudslides and floodwaters in and around the capital this week killed hundreds of people, many of whom were trapped as they slept. President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, accompanied by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, travelled to Freetown on 17 August 2017 to give financial support to victims of floods and mudslides which occurred on Monday 14 August 2017.

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Trump praises Kim Jong-un for withdrawing Guam missile threat

The United States , who initiated the new restrictions, refused to record in the resolution the rejection of attempts at regime change in the DPRK. The North Korean leader was last seen attending the "successful" test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 31.

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Donald Trump doesn't need more enemies - especially in his own party

One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Graham in a Wednesday statement said Trump, during an impromptu press conference Tuesday, "took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms".

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Barcelona terror attack: 13 dead after van ploughs into pedestrians

Authorities in the area requested the closure of nearby train and metro stations and advised people to avoid Placa de Catalunya. Witnesses reported screams and panic after it happened and people fled the scene. Police evacuate a restaurant in the Las Ramblas area after the van attack. Carles Puigdement, the president of the government of Catalonia, has called for "maximum caution" in the wake of the terrorist van attack in Barcelona.

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N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam

USA intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides. The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper, meanwhile, lashed back at the U.S.in an editorial Saturday.

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'The Bulldog' set to sink his teeth into Grace Mugabe

He arrived early for a regional summit of southern African nations to be held this weekend. Diplomatic immunity is a privilege afforded to heads of state, politicians and diplomats that protects them from arrest or prosecution in a foreign country.

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Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford said on Monday U.S. military options being prepared against North Korea would be for when diplomatic and economic sanctions failed, South Korea's president's office said on Monday. The Korean Central News Agency kept up its tough talk Monday. South Korea and the U.S. plan to conduct the two-week Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise starting August 21 amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Utah's 3rd District special election

During the GOP primary for Utah's 3rd congressional district, Curtis faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads run by out-of-state groups that sought to cast him as weak on benchmark conservative issues like lowering taxes. Election officials explained that unaffiliated voters could vote in the primary if they went to the polls and registered as Republicans on election day.

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Japan's economy records the sixth consecutive quarter of growth

The world's third-largest economy grew by 1% during the April to June quarter - up from 0.4% between January and March, and well ahead of the 0.6% forecast by economists. Noting that wage growth was still not high despite labor shortages, Meiji Yasuda's Kodama said improved productivity and higher incomes are essential for sustainable growth of the Japanese economy.

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Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Children

The FDNY said that the four people who were injured were treated by EMS at the scene and then taken to a nearby hospital. It happened on the west side of the park near Columbus Circle. Within mere moments good Samaritans rushed to help Goldman and her children. Her son Grant cracked his skull, but his two brothers were released from the hospital by Tuesday afternoon.

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After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid

Soldiers from the two countries are already locked in a bitter but non-violent standoff in Doklam , an area disputed between China and India's ally Bhutan, where New Delhi sent its soldiers in June to stop China from constructing a strategic road.

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At least two shot dead in protests following Kenyan election

Commonwealth observer mission head and Ghana's ex-President John Mahama said there was no reason to doubt the commission's ability to deliver a "credible election". Guterres stressed the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions and called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls.