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  • Rock climber falls in Yosemite Park in third incident in one week

    Rock climber falls in Yosemite Park in third incident in one week

    The pair, found with climbing equipment , are believed to have been scouting out the ascent from a trail when the granite sheet measuring about 40m (131ft) by 20m (65ft) fell shortly before 14:00 local time (21:00 BST) on Wednesday. His wife Lucy was injured and remains in hospital. "We were trying to outrun it; it was like "Go!" Triggering mechanisms like water, ice, earthquakes, fluctuation in temperature, and vegetation growth are among the final forces that cause unstable rocks to fall.

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  • Twitter details Russian-linked activity during election

    Twitter details Russian-linked activity during election

    In its blog post , Twitter said it has been working on detecting and shutting down spam bots for years, and has many systems in place to do so: "On average, our automated systems catch more than 3.2 million suspicious accounts globally per week", the company said .

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  • Ukip elects Henry Bolton as the party's new leader

    Ukip elects Henry Bolton as the party's new leader

    Waters finished second in the leadership contest. He promised to pressure the government into a hard Brexit . Bolton, 54, is a former police officer and served in the army. Bolton's victory was a shock to nearly all in attendance at the announcement in Torquay. Mr Etheridge was one of a number of UKIP MEPs who had threatened to quit the party if bookies favourite Ms Waters had won.

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  • North Korea accuses US of exploiting student's death

    North Korea accuses US of exploiting student's death

    The parents of U.S. student Otto Warmbier have described North Korea as "terrorists" who had "systematically tortured" their son while he was detained by the pariah state. On the coroner's report , Warmbier's manner of death is listed as " undetermined ". Fred and Cindy Warmbier said the reality of their son's injuries were much worse than they imagined and insisted Kim Jong Un's regime tortured him until the point of no return.

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  • Global Reinsurers to Bear 'Significant Share' of Hurricane Maria Claims: AM Best

    Global Reinsurers to Bear 'Significant Share' of Hurricane Maria Claims: AM Best

    In Puerto Rico, there is still a struggle to deliver aid to those who need it most after Hurricane Maria. He has also been using the hotspots to send his own news to a few friends, passing on photos of Maria's devastation. "This is what they do", Rubio said Thursday. "The supermarkets are only letting five people come in at the same time or else there's looters everywhere".

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  • DirecTV sending mixed signals about potential Sunday Ticket refunds

    DirecTV sending mixed signals about potential Sunday Ticket refunds

    DirectTV is the host network for NFL Sunday Ticket , a service that allows customers to view each NFL game live. Refunds for the service usually aren't given once the football season is underway. Nearly every team locked arms during the anthem as a show of unity, but others had a large group of kneelers, and others remained in the locker room until after the anthem was played.

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  • PNA hails Interpol's approval of Palestinian membership

    PNA hails Interpol's approval of Palestinian membership

    Opponents say recognizing Palestine in worldwide organizations undermines negotiations with Israel for full statehood. Interpol on Wednesday approved an application by the Palestinian Authority to join the worldwide police organisation despite Israel's staunch opposition.

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  • Airstrikes Hit Syria's Aleppo Despite Ceasefire

    Airstrikes Hit Syria's Aleppo Despite Ceasefire

    US-backed forces in eastern Syria say Russian Federation bombed their positions in a major natural gas field they recently captured from Islamic State militants. All targets were located outside settlements and at a safe distance from the areas where U.S. Special Forces and militants of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces operated, Konashenkov said .

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  • Who is Meghan Markle?

    Who is Meghan Markle?

    The couple chatted with children and family members watching the match, while also laughing, smiling and whispering to each other. 'Well I think it would be quite marvellous and I hope it would be quite marvellous for him and obviously it will help to bring us together, ' he said.

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  • Pelosi: Deploy military to ease crisis in Puerto Rico

    Pelosi: Deploy military to ease crisis in Puerto Rico

    Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of Puerto Rico , has called for a greater federal response to the disaster, which left at least 13 people dead. Supplies and aid are headed to the island from the USA mainland Monday, but without power and the ability to communicate ( CNN reports that 95 percent of wireless sites are out of service), ensuring that aid reaches the most vulnerable Puerto Ricans will prove hard.

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  • Latest track keeps Hurricane Maria off coast, then out to sea

    Latest track keeps Hurricane Maria off coast, then out to sea

    As Maria nears the coast Tuesday, our current weather pattern will finally break down. "The shaded area around its path corresponds to about a 60 to 70 percent chance that the location of the storm center remains within that "fan", so there remains a slight chance for landfall over eastern N.C".

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  • Russian Federation could be America's greatest ally against North Korea

    Russian Federation could be America's greatest ally against North Korea

    China's central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea, four sources told Reuters , amid us concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests. "It mostly comes from North Korea and it's been flooding northeastern China for years". The president assured those in attendance, without details, that he would defend the USA against any offensives launched by North Korea: "I can tell you one thing, you are ...

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  • Turkey, Iran and Iraq Threaten 'Counter-Measures' against Kurdish Referendum

    Turkey, Iran and Iraq Threaten 'Counter-Measures' against Kurdish Referendum

    Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani told the French ambassador to Iraq that it is too late to discuss postponing the independence referendum, stressing that the parliament made a decision to hold the vote on Monday. A statement issued after the meeting said Turkey reserved its rights originating from worldwide conventions. KRG leader Masoud Barzani said a "Yes" vote would not result in an automatic declaration of independence but would simply lead to further negotiations with Baghdad.

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  • Ronald Koeman Hails Oumar Niasse After Bournemouth Heroics

    Ronald Koeman Hails Oumar Niasse After Bournemouth Heroics

    Liverpool - Oumar Niasse came in from the cold to lift Everton as the Senegal forward's second-half brace clinched a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. If that was bad, things almost got worse two minutes later when King ran through the middle to free Defoe for a one-on-one with Pickford. Atkinson also took charge of Manchester United's opening day victory over West Ham - and has issued five cautions across his two matches.

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  • New Zealand General elections

    New Zealand General elections

    Mr English now needs the support of New Zealand First and Mr Peters if he is to form a Government, after long-time partners the Maori Party did not make it back into Parliament. ANU engineering students from New Zealand Yash Vyas and Ali Bulbul have been following the New Zealand election closely. She appeared deflated addressing the party faithful after the vote, saying she had given her all and apologising for not achieving enough.

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  • 'Madman Kim Jong-un will be tested like never before'

    'Madman Kim Jong-un will be tested like never before'

    Saturday's seismic activity came just hours before North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho - who warned on Thursday that North Korea could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale over the Pacific - was due to address the United Nations General Assembly in NY.

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  • US Opens First Permanent Israeli Base

    US Opens First Permanent Israeli Base

    It will not get us to 100 per cent, but it will get us much closer to achieving important things during war". "The new buildings located on the Israeli installation are not a USA military base", she said. Gen. Richard Clark, head of U.S. 3rd Air Force. The David's Sling missile defense-system seen at the Hatzor Air Base, Israel, April 2, 2017. Haimovitch noted that in addition to the establishment of the U.S.

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