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Drug cartel puts price on dog's head after cocaine bust

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Reports on the bounty's size vary between 20 and 200 million Colombian pesos (between $9540 and 94,124 in Australian dollars). While Colombia continues to try to shake off its reputation as the cocaine capital of the world, it seems Sombra's work is dearly needed, with the South American country producing more of the drug than ever before. Read More »

Trump Has Repeatedly Tried to Ban or Punish Reporters Who Annoy Him

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It was also a point of contention given that Mr. Trump at the news conference appeared to say he didn't see how it could have been Russian Federation that meddled in the 2016 presidential election. That Trump publicly considered the proposition for several days "inhibits our diplomats, and it encourages autocrats", said Daniel Serwer, a former State Department official who served as a US special envoy and coordinator for the Bosnian Federation. Read More »

Quake in Indonesia's Lombok Island eaves many dead

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Eka Fathurrahman. Khairul said it was "pure luck" that his group survived the quake as his group was just several kilometres away from the homestay Siti's group was staying at. The Red Cross is still trying to ascertain how many people could be missing, IFRC spokeswoman Husni told CNN . Rising some 3,726 metres (12,224 feet) above sea level, the peak is the second-tallest volcano in Indonesia and a favourite among sightseers keen to take in its expansive views. Read More »

17 missing as monster wildfire spreads

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The death toll climbed to six, and authorities anxious that another forecast for high winds could fan the flames even further. Firefighters and police "went into life-safety mode", hustling door to door to usher civilians out of harm's way, said Scott McLean, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). Read More »

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

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A polar bear has been shot dead after injuring a guard working for cruise ship tourists visiting an Arctic archipelago in Norway. A polar bear has attacked and injured a man leading tourists off a cruise ship on an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Norwegian authorities say. Read More »

Facebook suspends USA conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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YouTube had taken the same action beforehand, pulling down the same four videos, for the same reasons. On the other hand, YouTube issues strikes to whole channels: in Jones' most recent case, he's banned from live streaming on his channel for 90 days. Read More »

Stung by criticism, Mnangagwa hits back at Mugabe

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Mnangagwa said it is clear Chamisa does not want to transform Zimbabwe . But the former President rubbished this and said during the press conference at his mansion on Sunday that it was "total nonsense" that he wanted his wife to succeed him. Read More »

Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Cohen source to CNN

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CNN reported Thursday night that Cohen claimed that President Trump knew ahead of time about Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya . The release of the sensitive, private conversation was a stunning betrayal for a man who has prided himself over the years on his reputation as Trump's pit bull and who once said he "would take a bullet" for Trump. Read More »

Palestinian protest icon Tamimi released from Israeli prison

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Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi has been released from prison after serving almost eight months in detention, according to Israeli authorities. In March, Ahed, Nariman, and Nur signed a plea bargain according to which she would serve eight months in prison, including three months time served. Read More »

Articles of impeachment filed against Rod Rosenstein

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More here on the resolution , led by Reps. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has all but ruled out any impeachment action for Rosenstein. Jim Jordan is shown during a House committe hearing on July 12. "Rosenstein needs to turn the documents over, and we are simply, the Freedom Caucus, exhausted of waiting, so we're not waiting anymore", Rep. Ralph Norman, R-South Carolina, said. Read More »

Irishman on honeymoon in Greece confirmed dead by family

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A newly-married man from Co Meath has been confirmed dead after he and his wife were caught up in wildfires that have been sweeping Greece . Nothing!" one woman yelled at him as the local mayor and head of the military stood nearby, "You let people burn for no reason. Read More »

Row over CNN reporter's White House ban

President Trump has repeatedly attacked CNN as "fake news" and has refused to take questions from CNN reporters. "It's quite the opposite", said Smith on his afternoon newscast following the administration's decision to exclude CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins to attend a press event with Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Read More »

Egyptian zoo ‘paints donkey’ to look like zebra

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He shared a picture of the "zebra" on Facebook and it went viral. Zebras have black snouts, and are bigger and less donkey-like than the animal in Sarhan's photo. Sarhan said that two animals were in the enclosure, and they both appeared to have been painted. In 2009, a zoo in Gaza did the same thing, saying that it could not procure real zebras due to an Israeli blockade. Read More »

Blast outside United States embassy in China wounds lone suspect

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A person who works near the embassy said he heard the explosion at about 1.05pm, South China Morning Post reports. The man is from Tongliao in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, according to police. While Chinese officials and state media have been outspoken in their criticism of Washington's trade moves, there has not been a groundswell of outrage on China's heavily censored social media, and no reported boycotts of USA goods. Read More »

Tape reveals Trump and lawyer discussing payoff over alleged affair

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At the start of the audio, the president appears to be talking to someone other than Cohen whom he calls "hon" and references a "Charleston thing", concluding, "I'm proud of you". When Cohen says, "Well, I have to pay -", Trump interrupts and says, "Pay with cash". Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. Read More »

Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case get 12 audio recordings from 'special master'

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Cohen has since become the subject of federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY, concerning campaign-finance violations, bank fraud, wire fraud, and illegal lobbying , or other crimes. Fox told the assembled panel that she began speaking to Cohen nearly exactly a year ago, and in that time, he went from considering the Trumps to be as close as family to believing they are strategizing to discredit him as a means of "distraction" from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »