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Venezuelan leader defiant as USA imposes sanctions on him

Venezuelan leader defiant as USA imposes sanctions on him

He declined to provide specific figures, saying that the tally was still under review. The opposition contends the vote was rigged to pack the assembly with supporters of Maduro . The European Union does not recognize the results of the election to the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly as it has deteriorated the situation in the crisis-torn country and escalated the internal conflicts, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement ... Read More

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6 in preseason Coaches Poll

6 in preseason Coaches Poll

The Cardinals started last season off at No. 23 in the Coaches Poll and ended at No. 20 after going 9-4. The poll highlights a tough season opening test for the top-ranked Alabama, which will face No. The SEC leads all conferences with six ranked teams . The Cowboys received nine votes, good for 45th overall. Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 are Penn State, Washington, Oklahoma , Michigan and Wisconsin. Read More

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Kenya must find, punish Chris Msando's killers - AU commission boss Moussa Faki

Kenya must find, punish Chris Msando's killers - AU commission boss Moussa Faki

The body of senior Kenyan election official Christopher Chege Msando was discovered this week on the outskirts of Nairobi, showing signs of torture, according to police. Chris Msando , the election board's head of information, communication and technology, was tortured before he died. On Tuesday, the Kenyan government said it will accept an offer of help, once it is formally made, from the governments of the USA and United Kingdom to have their investigators join the Kenyan team. Read More

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Fox Accused in Lawsuit of Publishing Fake News at Trump's Behest

Fox Accused in Lawsuit of Publishing Fake News at Trump's Behest

On Tuesday morning, NPR reported that a lawsuit had been filed claiming that #the white house and Fox News worked together to push the false story about Rich. Xochitl Hinojosa, the communications director for the DNC, said if the allegations in the lawsuit are true "it is beyond vile that the White House - and possibly even Trump himself - would use the murder of a young man to distract the public's attention from their chaotic administration and Trump's ties to Russian ... Read More

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Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach

Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach

The preliminary investigation has revealed that victim is identified as Ashley O'Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas. Police closed off a large section of the beach with plastic barriers while they investigated the death. Although the death appears to be accidental, officials are not ruling anything out, said Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters. However, nothing is being ruled out. Read More

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Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor

Charge: Man hid girlfriend in freezer, lived with impostor

A woman's body was found last weekend at a home in Campbell, east OH, and is thought to be that of missing woman Shannon Graves , 28. Arturo Novoa (left), 31, and Katrina Layton (right), 34, were arrested by Youngstown police . Police are awaiting official identification and information on the cause of death. She insisted the new freezer was designated for storing food in their new residence and claimed they opted to use a freezer instead of a refrigerator. Read More

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Jordan scraps controversial rape law; frees rapist if he marries victim

Jordan scraps controversial rape law; frees rapist if he marries victim

Jordan's parliament on Tuesday voted to annul a controversial legal article exempting rapists from punishment in the event that they marry the rape victim. Mulki stressed that the government is committed to abolishing Article 308 in order to protect Jordanian family values. Women who are raped in Jordan often face a lot of stigma from family members and their communities, accused of bringing "dishonour" to their families. Read More

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USA sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval

USA sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval

The Supreme Court on Tuesday revoked house arrest measures granted to Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma and put them back in jail because the opposition leaders were planning to flee. Mr Lopez was granted house arrest in July following three years in prison for his role in anti-government street protests in 2014. Two opposition leaders were re-arrested charging them of inciting violence. Read More

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3 gangsters dead after gunfight in Moscow courtroom

3 gangsters dead after gunfight in Moscow courtroom

At least three people were killed and two people suffered serious injuries after a gunman opened fire inside a court house in a Moscow suburb, local health officials said on Tuesday. Russian police officers and a man stand outside the Moscow Regional Court building outside Moscow after a shooting on August 1, 2017. The incident happened as five presumed group individuals assaulted the operators who were escorting them in a lift to a hearing, the Interior Ministry said. Read More

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Massive blast at mosque kills at least 20 people

Massive blast at mosque kills at least 20 people

In May, a huge bombing in the centre of the city killed more than 150 people, the deadliest militant attack in the country since US-led forces ousted the Taliban from power in 2001. "The explosion occurred in Jawadia Mosque in Baqer Abad neighbourhood". However eyewitnesses said a number of wounded were also taken to private health facilities in Herat city. Read More

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How peanut butter fooled a prison guard

How peanut butter fooled a prison guard

Underwood said the plot may "sound insane", but "these people are insane like a fox". 'I said it was human error and he made a mistake, ' Underwood said. Underwood said the inmates will face additional escape charges. "Wonder if you get the $500 to pay for the bullet you used to kill the escaped intruder?" Nearby residents are being warned to stay indoors and safe, as two of the escaped inmates were serving sentences for attempted murder . Read More

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Trade tracker: Cubs bring in reliever Wilson, catcher Avila

Trade tracker: Cubs bring in reliever Wilson, catcher Avila

They solved both minor issues by attaining Alex Avila and Justin Wilson from the Detroit Tigers , as they officially announced on Monday morning. The fact that he also has another year of control left on his contract makes him all the more desirable. With Bryant, Contreras, Happ, Heyward, Rizzo, Russell, and Schwarber occupying space, there's nowhere for these guys to play. Read More

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Shah, Smriti in Rajya Sabha fray

Shah, Smriti in Rajya Sabha fray

Rajput, an MLA from Sidhpur and Congress's chief whip in the Gujarat Assembly, left Congress on Thursday for rge BJP along with Viramgam MLA Tejashree Patel and Vijapur MLA Prahlad Patel. "The way BJP is getting support from every quarter and Congress MLAs are joining the BJP shows the trust of the people in PM Narendra Modi leadership". Read More

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Priebus Out as White House Chief of Staff

Priebus Out as White House Chief of Staff

In a series of tweets just before 17:00 (22:00 GMT) on Friday, the president praised the former Marine Corp general as a "great American" and a "great leader". He also phoned a reporter to unleash a profanity-filled rant against Mr Priebus, whom he called a "paranoid schizophrenic". Soon after, Sean Spicer had resigned as the White House Press Secretary in protest. Read More

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President Trump names new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus

President Trump names new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus

Trump also thanked Priebus for his service. "I think they would be nuts if they don't accept help, " the secretary said. He also saluted Priebus, the chief of staff he had just pushed out. Priebus' already tense relationship with Scaramucci took a darker turn over the past two days when the communications chief suggested in a late-night tweet that Priebus was one of the "leakers" that Trump has railed against. Read More

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Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote

Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote

In opposition-dominated eastern Caracas , riot police used tear gas to stop protesters from gathering for a march on the capital's main highway. Venezuelans headed to the polls on Sunday to vote for a controversial "Constituent Assembly" that Socialist President Nicolas Maduro says will end the country's debilitating political and economic crises. Read More

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'My conscience is clear': Nawaz Sharif addresses party workers after disqualification

'My conscience is clear': Nawaz Sharif addresses party workers after disqualification

However, the 65-year-old Shahbaz Sharif , who now serves as the chief minister of the country's Punjab Province, will first need to be elected as a lawmaker to the National Assembly before he can assume the top leadership post. In an emotional appeal, Sharif sought support for Shahbaz as a future full-time premier. The court said Mr Sharif had been dishonest in not disclosing his earnings from his son's Dubai-based company in his nomination papers ahead of the 2013 general election. Read More

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