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'Hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not booting Alex Jones

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Facebook , Apple , YouTube and Spotify have all banned Jones' from their platforms , saying he promoted hate speech and violence, but Twitter had allowed Jones to continue posting on the platform. "Your platform does not operate in a vacuum", she said in a tweet directed at Dorsey . The CEO also called upon journalists to refute "unsubstantiated rumors" from Jones' account "so people can form their own opinions". Read More »

Russian Federation slams "unacceptable" new US sanctions

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The U.S. State Department announced the new punitive measures on Wednesday for the Kremlin's alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack in Britain , saying the U.S. After its latest dive Thursday, the ruble had fallen to roughly 66 to the dollar - a decline that harms the buying power of Russians interested in traveling overseas or in buying foreign goods. Read More »

Johnson faces investigation over burka comments

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Former attorney general Dominic Grieve said he would quit the party if Johnson became leader, while Anna Soubry said that "many" One Nation Tories would also leave. In response to Johnson's remarks, the Muslim Council of Britain said that Johnson was "pandering to the far right" with his remarks. Shortly after the publication of his article on Monday, a source close to Mr Johnson said that it was "ridiculous" that his views should be under attack. Read More »

Pence lays out plans for Trump's Space Force program at Pentagon

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It leaves no doubt that the Pentagon is on board with the Space Force plan despite earlier reservations. The White House Gift Shop is already taking pre-orders for Space Force commemorative coins. Much of the push to formalize an off-planet branch of the US armed forces is motivated by space investment by Russian Federation and China . "I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of ... Read More »

Nigeria's secret police chief dismissed after parliament blockade

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However, Idris was said to have turned down the request, saying he already has enough officers on ground manning the National Assembly. Daura was also said to have cancelled the regular meeting of the DG with state directors, the traditional channel for briefing his office on security issues around the country and the forum for top level evaluation of operations. Read More »

2 women charged in Brooklyn nail salon brawl

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The video was filmed and uploaded to Facebook by one of the customers who was in the salon during the incident. According to News12 , Thomas felt the eyebrow wax was botched and she refused to pay for it, though the nail salon claims she refused to pay for any of its services. Read More »

OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

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Danny O'Connor, a Democrat from Ohio and US Representative candidate, in Columbus, Ohio, before the vote. Polls close at 7 p.m. Check back for updates throughout the evening as votes are counted. "At our core we've always been a party about people - how we empower people against big corporations and against the exploitation we've seen for a long time". Read More »

9-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint While Working Lemonade Stand

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The robber got away with $17, and the neighborhood's peace of mind. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Office at 704-283-3789 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600. According to WSOC, an ABC affiliate of WHSV, the boy was saving money in order to buy a lawnmower. Sunday afternoon, the whole family was back outside selling lemonade again. Read More »

Five killed when plane crashes in California parking lot

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The twin-engine Cessna plane was en route to John Wayne Airport when the pilot declared an emergency and crashed around 12:30 pm local time in Santa Ana on Sunday, near the South Coast Plaza shopping mall, CNN reported . Photos from the scene show the plane upright but on its belly outside the South Coast Plaza shopping center in Santa Ana, where wreckage was seen in front of a Staples store. Read More »

South Sudan govt., opposition sign final peace deal

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South Sudan's almost five-year conflict began after Kiir accused his then-vice president Machar of plotting a coup against him in 2013. Kiir and Machar's factions have already agreed on a permanent ceasefire and withdrawing of their forces from civilian areas, in talks mediated by Khartoum in series of dialogues hosted by Bashir. Read More »

Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

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Manafort", CNN reported. According to multiple news outlets , Gates was asked on Monday if he was involved in criminal activity when working with Manafort. The government's star witness took the stand Monday in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort , the onetime chairman of the Trump presidential campaign. Read More »

Iran eases currency rules, hoping to buoy rial ahead of sanctions

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Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, who heads the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, suggested a United States return to the nuclear deal would be needed before Tehran could think of negotiating. US officials last week said Iran carried out a similar exercise, though Tehran did not immediately acknowledge it. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his nation will work to save the Iranian nuclear deal to ensure Iranian oil will continue to flow through the market, ... Read More »

UN to convene Yemen talks in Geneva next month

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There was no immediate comment from the Saudi-led coalition. He said the coalition had aways applied the highest worldwide and humanitarian standards in its targeting operations in Yemen. The satellite images released by the coalition show impact craters of about 50 centimetres, whereas the minimum impact area from an air strike is three metres. Read More »

Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016

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However, he revealed in his tweet what many have alleged for more than a year: that the infamous Trump Tower meeting during the height of the 2016 presidential campaign was about obtaining damaging information on Clinton, his opponent for the White House, whom Trump did not specifically mention in his tweet. Read More »

Temperatures staying very high in red-hot Europe

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In Spain , a high of 45C was forecast for Córdoba and heat warnings have been issued for 41 of the country's 50 provinces. Ladbrokes also cut odds on August highs beating Britain's 38.5C (101.3F) record, set on August 10, 2003, at Brogdale, Kent. Read More »

Venezuelan leader Maduro accuses Colombia of exploding drone assassination attempt

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Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has claimed he survived an assassination attempt involving exploding drones. Venezuelan officials say that President Nicolás Maduro has escaped an "attack" unharmed. Mr Maduro is expected to address the nation soon. But three firefighters at the scene, speaking to Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, said the explosion had come from a gas tank in a nearby apartment block. Read More »

Turkey 'will retaliate' over USA sanctions as crisis grows

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Andrew Brunson , who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, was placed under house arrest last week following almost two years in jail on charges of espionage and supporting terror groups. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces short-term "100-day action plan " to be executed under the new presidential system that focuses on reforms in areas including defence, economy, education and foreign policy. Read More »

Ceremony marks flight carrying Korean War remains to US

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Friday's transfer of the remains coincided with the 65th anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting between North Korean and Chinese forces and South Korean and USA -led forces under the U.N. There an estimated 5,300 Americans who did not return home from the conflict. The return of the presumed remains is something President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to during their summit back in June. Read More »