• Work crew removes Taney statue from Maryland State House grounds
Work crew removes Taney statue from Maryland State House grounds

Democrat Thomas "Mike" Miller, the Senate president, did not vote. Taney, a Maryland native, wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people. On Aug. 16, Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore had another statue of Taney removed from her city grounds, along with three other Confederate monumen...

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  • Barcelona and Cambrils: American honeymooner Jared Tucker killed in attack
Barcelona and Cambrils: American honeymooner Jared Tucker killed in attack

They shopped for trinkets there. "Next thing I knew there's screaming [and] yelling". On the street, a Fiat van was plowing past cafes and boutiques, straight into the crowd. Right now, Jared's sister is on her way to Barcelona to help make arrangements to bring him home when investigations are complete. But Jared's father saw something fam...

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  • Kissimmee, Florida police officers shot, killed
Kissimmee, Florida police officers shot, killed

And in reference to both Florida shootings, Gov. Scott tweeted, "Just learned of two @JSOPIO in danger tonight - we stand with ALL law enforcement in Florida". "Two police officers shot", the Sheriff's Office tweeted. The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m.in the area of Palmway and Cypress streets, police said .

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  • Is Grace Mugabe eligible for diplomatic immunity?
Is Grace Mugabe eligible for diplomatic immunity?

Mugabe would not ordinarily enjoy immunity, she said. The source said there would obviously be implications for relations with Zimbabwe . Wits University Vice Chancellor Adam Habib told Radio 702 on Thursday that if Mugabe was not charged, Pretoria should at least bar her from entering South Africa "for the foreseeable future".

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  • Secret Service investigating posts by Missouri state lawmaker
Secret Service investigating posts by Missouri state lawmaker

In a now-deleted Facebook comment , Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. In response to the events in Charlottesville, Trump condemned the white supremacists , but insisted repeatedly that " both sides " shared blame in the violence that led up to the vehicle ramming.

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  • Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone
Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone

The items, comprising food, medicines, clothing and logistics for temporary shelter, are to be airlifted to the West African country, the Ministry of Information said in a statement copied to Xinhua. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rain, leaving many houses covered in mud. UNICEF called the scale of damage ...

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  • Spain terror attacks: 26 French tourists among Barcelona victims
Spain terror attacks: 26 French tourists among Barcelona victims

Separately, a woman was killed and six people, including a police officer, were injured when a auto drove into people in the town of Cambrils in a second attack . Efforts to locate Julian are on-going. Mr Bowman said Andrew was a "bloody mess" and catching a flight out to Spain later tonight. At least 14 people are dead and more than 100 are...

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  • How to keep your pets safe during the solar eclipse
How to keep your pets safe during the solar eclipse

During an eclipse , the moon passes in front of the sun and casts a crisp, 70-mile wide shadow across the Earth's surface. Welding goggles should also work well to block the harsh rays of the sun, as should solar eclipse goggles, which can be bought online.

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  • 20-Year-Old Activist Joshua Wong Jailed for 6 Months
20-Year-Old Activist Joshua Wong Jailed for 6 Months

Wong, who became the face of the mass protests while still a teenager, as well as Nathan Law and Alex Chow were given terms of six months, eight months and seven months respectively after the court upped their previous non-custodial sentences.

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  • Online sales drive Alibaba revenue
Online sales drive Alibaba revenue

The increases were mainly driven by the robust revenue growth of its China commerce retail business and Alibaba Cloud, as well as the expansion of its worldwide customer base through Southeast Asian platform Lazada, the company said. The company is betting data and cloud technology can change the way brands monitor inventory and enable them to sh...

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  • J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces
J&K: LeT terrorist Ayub Lelhari killed in encounter with forces

The gun battle between the terrorists and security forces took place at Kakpora's Banderpora in Pulwama . The police have arrested also driver of the vehicle. Ayub Lelhari is the third top militant commander killed in Kashmir this month. "He was involved in number of offences including killing of civilians in Pulwama besides attack on security...

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  • Charlottesville: David Duke Still Matters -- Who Knew?
Charlottesville: David Duke Still Matters -- Who Knew?

In addition to announcing the dissolution of the business councils via tweet , he congratulated Sen. Business Insider pointed out that Trump's preferred method of engaging with the public-via early-morning tweets-has earned him a frequently-stunned audience of Europeans who are now grappling with a US president who's defended an ideology...

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  • Queen sends message of sympathy after fatal Sierra Leone mudslides
Queen sends message of sympathy after fatal Sierra Leone mudslides

Small country in West Africa and one of the poorest in the world, Sierra Leone has an "urgent need help", he launched. The devastating mudslide hit homes in the hilltop community of Regent on the outskirts of the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed following the heavy rain.

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  • Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai heads to Oxford University, says excited at prospect
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai heads to Oxford University, says excited at prospect

Yousafzai will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, tweeted: "My heart is full of gratitude". She was flown to the central English city of Birmingham for treatment, and has lived there with her family ever since, continuing her education and activism.

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  • Baby Dolphin Dies at the Hands of Selfie-Seeking Tourists
Baby Dolphin Dies at the Hands of Selfie-Seeking Tourists

Equinac , a local non-government organisation in Spain which works to protect marine wildlife, posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday night claiming the attention had been too much for the baby dolphin . Meanwhile, the animal rescue group has harsh words for the people who passed around the animal and took selfies with it. "Animals are ...

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  • Trump says CEOs who quit his council are 'grandstanders'
Trump says CEOs who quit his council are 'grandstanders'

US President Donald Trump faced renewed pressure on Monday to respond more forcefully to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia, after drawing a storm of criticism when he avoided explicit condemnation of far-right groups. "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group sup...

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  • Emails Show Trump Volunteer Tried To Broker Russia Meeting
Emails Show Trump Volunteer Tried To Broker Russia Meeting

The report said that as early as 2014, former President Barack Obama knew of Moscow's plans to build foreign intelligence infrastructures that would later be used to manipulate elections, but chose not to take precautions because they were "doubtful" Russian President Vladimir Putin would act - despite the early warning signals.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe arrives South Africa for regional summit
Zimbabwe's Mugabe arrives South Africa for regional summit

Section 6.2 of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 37 of 2001 (amended in 2008) reads: "The Minister [of worldwide relations] must by notice in the Gazette recognise a specific conference or meeting". "In other words, a diplomatic trip", explained Roux. Her rapid ascent into Zimbabwean politics began in the president's secretarial pool, an...

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  • S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
S. Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

People familiar with the contacts who spoke on condition of anonymity say those discussions have addressed deteriorating relations and issues including three Americans still detained in the North. A second USA official added that North Korea has had parts in place for a nuclear launch for months, but no new activity had been seen recently. Pompeo...

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  • Dollar at eight-week low vs yen as North Korea tensions simmer
Dollar at eight-week low vs yen as North Korea tensions simmer

USA stock benchmarks rallied Monday, as a recent aversion to assets considered risky on the back of fears about tensions between the US and North Korea receded somewhat. The slight rally came after world stock markets slid Wednesday on concerns linked to the harsh threats and sabre rattling from US President Donald Trump against Pyongyang.

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  • Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence
Charlottesville: Removal of Confederate monument in Kentucky is 'accelerated' after deadly violence

Veterans Park in Lexington is no longer being considered by the city as a possible site to relocate two Confederate statues that now sit downtown, according to city officials. The city council will vote on a motion to submit the petition on Tuesday, Gray said . "I don't think it's right. that we would honor and glorify Confederate men who fought...

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  • Canada province to end grizzly bear trophy hunt
Canada province to end grizzly bear trophy hunt

Donaldson said that government will consult with First Nations and stakeholder groups this fall to determine next steps and mechanisms as B.C. moves toward ending the trophy hunt. The goal of the ban isn't because the number of killings is unsustainable for the grizzly population, but largely in response to public opinion, Donaldson said.

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  • Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash
Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash

In the footage, the all-white moose walks across a stream in the direction of Mr Nilsson before getting out, shaking off the water from its body and strolling calmly past him. Nilsson told a Swedish newspaper , "When I shot the video everything fell into place: the location, the light, and the calmness". "We hadn't gotten very far from our house...

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  • Stephen Colbert gets serious in Trump-fueled edition of
Stephen Colbert gets serious in Trump-fueled edition of "The Late Show"

Scaramucci was sacked shortly after the publication of his now-notorious New Yorker interview in which he blasted other members of Trump's administration, including Bannon and then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus . "Listen, I've been pretty open about that". "Yeah, but what does " The Mooch " think?" "What people do is they go behind each othe...

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  • Japan's PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine
Japan's PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine

In September 2015, Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and junior coalition Komeito forced through a controversial bill that allows the Japanese military to fight wars overseas. As recent as last week, Pyongyang threatened to test-fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, following U.S. President Donald Trump's promise of "f...

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