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    US state of Arkansas declares emergency over flooding

    Arkansas' governor proclaimed a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard to deploy rescue teams as the US state braces for record-breaking floods. Several people have lost their lives as storms continue.At least seven people have died in the storms which continue to pound the central US, with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declaring a state of emergency on Friday "in...

    • 32 min ago
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    Deadly police car chase sparks anger in Argentina

    Protesters rallied against police brutality in Buenos Aires after three teenagers and one adult died during a police car chase. Police officers had allegedly opened fire at a car which then crashed into a truck.Authorities in Argentina have detained seven police officers and removed six more from the force following a car chase which ended with at least four people dying.

    • 3 hrs ago
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    US judge orders man who assaulted Sikh shopkeeper to learn about religion

    An Oregon man who assaulted a Sikh shopkeeper must attend a Sikh parade and learn about their religion and culture. "Bigotry is the result of ignorance," the judge said.A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to attend a Sikh festival and submit a report to the court about the religion as part of his sentence for attacking a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem.

    • 4 hrs ago
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    US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey

    The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goes beyond the weaponry. Differences on Syria and Iran are at play.What's the dispute? Turkey intends to protect its airspace with a missile defense system made by Russia.

    • 6 hrs ago
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    US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East for 'protection' against Iran

    Both President Trump and the Pentagon stressed that they were not seeking to engage in a military conflict with Iran. Trump has been trying to pressure Tehran into negotiating a new nuclear deal.US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would send some 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as "protection" amidst a rise in tensions with Iran.

    • 10 hrs ago
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    France: Package bomb explodes in Lyon 'attack'

    At least 13 people were injured when an explosive device went off at a bakery in central Lyon, France's third biggest city. President Emmanuel Macron described it as an "attack."Police in the city of Lyon were searching for a man believed to be responsible for a Friday blast which injured several people.

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Opinion: Brexit sinks Theresa May's UK prime ministership

    The beleaguered PM has thrown in the towel: She could not deliver on Brexit as promised. But her successor, too, will find that reconciling the Brexit dream with reality will be an impossible task, Barbara Wesel writes.Theresa May's voice broke when she delivered her resignation speech at 10 Downing Street - overwhelmed by emotions, she had to make a hasty retreat back into the prime...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Germany withholds aid money from Uganda

    In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to force Uganda to speed up investigations.The German government has decided to withhold 400 billion Uganda shillings ( €100 million, $106 million) of funds it had pledged to the East African country for refugee resettlement annually.

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Austria's ex-vice chancellor sues over Ibiza video

    Heinz-Christian Strache has announced he is suing several people in connection with the video that ended his political career. He has denied that there is also footage of him taking drugs and committing sex acts.Austria's embattled former-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache issued a statement on his public Facebook page on Friday, saying that he was suing three people he suspected of...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Italy probes police brutality of journalist at neo-fascist rally

    Video footage has shown Italian riot police beating a veteran journalist even after he was identified as a reporter. Prosecutors described the incident as "absurd," saying he was doing his job "in a peaceful manner."Italian prosecutors on Friday launched a probe into the beating of Stefano Origone, a journalist for the center-left newspaper Repubblica.

    • 13 hrs ago

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