• Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster
Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster

Of the four to eight predicted hurricanes , NOAA predicts two to four will become major hurricanes, with winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. While NOAA issues the official forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season, research universities and private forecasting companies have also predicted a near-average season.

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  • 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh freed after 17 years in prison
'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

Right: a February 11, 2002 photograph of him as seen from the records of the Arabia Hassani Kalan Surani Bannu madrassa (religious school) in Pakistan's northwestern city of Bannu. When Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, he told US forces why he made a decision to join the Taliban, saying, "my heart became attached to them".

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  • Rouhani Vows Resistance Against Sanctions 'Even If Iran Is Bombed'
Rouhani Vows Resistance Against Sanctions 'Even If Iran Is Bombed'

A new IAEA report is due out soon. President Trump issued a dire warning to Iranian officials last weekend; telling leaders in Tehran any future acts of aggression against USA interests would bring about the "official end" of their regime.

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  • Three Indian climbers die on Nepal's Mount Everest
Three Indian climbers die on Nepal's Mount Everest

Congestion was blamed for the deaths of the two climbers - U.S. man Donald Lynn Cash, 55, and Anjali Kulkarni, 55, from India - who had a lengthy wait at more than 8000 metres. A 65-year-old Austrian climber, meanwhile, died on the northern Tibet side of the mountain. Speaking to KSL TV , his children said that Donald had always loved a ch...

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  • Wenger critical of Baku venue as Azeri insist Mkhitaryan would be safe
Wenger critical of Baku venue as Azeri insist Mkhitaryan would be safe

The former Napoli boss insisted the midfielder moved with him to Stamford Bridge and has repeatedly made it clear how important he thinks Jorginho is in his preferred system. Despite expressing outrage at receiving only 6,000 tickets for the final, the Times are reporting both Arsenal and Chelsea are set to return a large portion of the ticke...

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  • Congresswoman Pressley Presses Mnuchin to Explain Delay of Harriet Tubman's $20 Bill
Congresswoman Pressley Presses Mnuchin to Explain Delay of Harriet Tubman's $20 Bill

Iconic activist, abolitionist and women's suffragist Harriet Tubman will not appear on the redesigned $20 bill next year as previously planned, according to Trump-appointed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin . "The $10 bill and the $50 bill will come out with new features beforehand". Further questioned by Pressley, he said, "The ultimate decisio...

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  • IRS memo drafted on handing over tax returns to Congress
IRS memo drafted on handing over tax returns to Congress

Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday, Mnuchin said he looked at the memo for the first time " literally on the way up here". Trump's entire shtick depends on people thinking that he is good at business, but given that his brain was made of grade-D Taco Bell meat long before it started bleeding out his ears as he reac...

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  • Assam: BJP to push citizenship bill again; asserts Himanta after victory
Assam: BJP to push citizenship bill again; asserts Himanta after victory

AAP is endeavoring to win most of the seven Lok Sabha seats once more trying to keep its fortunes in the national capital unblemished and has confronted criticism from the Congress and BJP. The Congress was leading in nine seats, against 16 in 2014. "The prime minister appreciated the efforts and dedication of the entire PMO, over the last f...

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  • Is The US Sending 10,000 Troops to the Middle East?
Is The US Sending 10,000 Troops to the Middle East?

John Bolton is known to have been pushing for the Pentagon to create such a plan, and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented a "preliminary outline" of a 120,000 USA troops plan on May 9. "What we're focused on right now is, do we have the right force protection in the Middle East", Shanahan said, referring to defensive forces. Act...

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  • Trump reveals $16B farm aid package amid trade war with China
Trump reveals $16B farm aid package amid trade war with China

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumors after he said the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government. Already Japan, Australia and New Zealand have joined the U.S.' anti-Huawei campaign, and a minor scandal erupted in the United King...

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  • Sterling set for worst week of 2019 as Brexit talks collapse
Sterling set for worst week of 2019 as Brexit talks collapse

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May , the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn , wrote that the negotiations "have now gone as far as they can", blaming the government's weakness for the latest stalemate. There was much uneasiness on both sides when the talks began. "We have been unable to bridge important policy gaps between us", Corbyn, a socia...

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  • 'Modern fascism is breaking cover': Journalists react to Assange Espionage Act charges
'Modern fascism is breaking cover': Journalists react to Assange Espionage Act charges

The new indictment says Assange conspired with Manning in order to obtain and disclose secret U.S. files and also exposed and endangered confidential sources in the Middle East and China. It is not clear where the Department of Justice will try to draw distinctions in the internet era between what the Fourth Estate does and what Assange and Wiki...

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  • Man charged for throwing milkshake at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage
Man charged for throwing milkshake at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage

Crowther, a man from Throckley, Newcastle, told BBC it was his milkshake . The Guardian reports 32-year-old Paul Crowther was arrested on suspicion of common assault. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Farage accused the Electoral Commission of being " absolutely full of Remainers " as the watchdog visited the party's headquarters as part of a review ...

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  • Growing wildfire pushes Canadian town to be evacuated
Growing wildfire pushes Canadian town to be evacuated

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny said the fire is rated at the highest danger level. Officials said residents were being given an opportunity to return to their homes to gather medications, supplies and other belongings. Fire information officer Kyla Fraser tells KamloopsMatters 26 members from the Prince George Fire Centre will be going to Alberta; t...

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  • Palestinians say not consulted on Bahrain conference
Palestinians say not consulted on Bahrain conference

An Israeli official told Politico that it's likely Palestine will reject the plan. According to Politico, the plan will reportedly have four major parts: infrastructure, industry, empowering and investing in people and governance reforms.

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  • Tornadoes Reported in Five States, More on the Way
Tornadoes Reported in Five States, More on the Way

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said an SUV skidded across the center of US 160 and struck a tractor-trailer, killing both people in the SUV, Brandon Beasley, 23, and his 24-year-old wife, Christin, of Willard, Missouri. Firefighters responded to a auto swept off the roadway Tuesday and found a man clinging to a fence post, unable to get out of...

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  • New Move By Iran: Accelerating Uranium Enrichment Capacity
New Move By Iran: Accelerating Uranium Enrichment Capacity

President", Graham added. When asked by a reporter about the prospects about a war with Iran, President Donald Trump simply said: "I hope not". The Trump administration's decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal frustrated fellow signatories China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom -all of whom still support the landmark a...

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  • Trump tweets threat at Iran: 'Never threaten the United States again!'
Trump tweets threat at Iran: 'Never threaten the United States again!'

Four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in mysterious sabotage attacks last Sunday off UAE's Fujairah, located at the crucial entrance to the Gulf. Al-Sadr's Saairun coalition won big in last year's parliamentary elections, which ran on a platform opposing foreign meddling in Iraq and official corruption, while al-Sadr himself ...

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  • Exit polls are not always accurate
Exit polls are not always accurate

Ahmed Patel of Congress, Sharad Pawar of NCP, Chandrababu Naidu of TDP, Satish Chandra Misra of BSP, Sitaram Yechury of Communist Party of India (Marxist), D Raja of Communist Party of India (CPI) and Derek O'Brien of the TMC are expected to meet the officials of the poll commission.

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  • Theresa's 10 points on how her new Brexit deal is different
Theresa's 10 points on how her new Brexit deal is different

On Saturday Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the government should put a promise to hold a further public vote on the face of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to break the Brexit impasse. "I believe more Conservatives will vote against it", he told Reuters. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said it was "crunch time" and by back...

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  • Some Democrats Still Want Impeachment, But Nancy Pelosi Is Arguing Against It
Some Democrats Still Want Impeachment, But Nancy Pelosi Is Arguing Against It

Amash added that "few members of Congress even read Mueller's report ". No Republican joined Amash's call for impeachment. Sen. These people spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity surrounding Mueller's report and anticipated testimony.

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  • Joe Biden set to launch bid for Democrat nomination
Joe Biden set to launch bid for Democrat nomination

In his remarks, Mr Biden will attempt to reach out to Republicans and independent voters as well as Democrats by striking a moderate tone. He added, "By the way, without a whimper from the Republicans in Congress who know better". President Donald Trump is visiting Lycoming County to drum up support for Republican Fred Keller on the day befor...

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  • Trump Reportedly Set to Instruct McGahn to Defy Subpoena, Skip Hearing
Trump Reportedly Set to Instruct McGahn to Defy Subpoena, Skip Hearing

House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) announcement that he intended to subpoena President Trump's financial records came two days after the Treasury Department missed a deadline to deliver the president's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee chairman.

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"Violent tornadoes" possible in Oklahoma and Texas

Locally, storms that move from Oklahoma into Arkansas will have a high risk of producing strong tornadoes. But weather forecasters warn that the storms are set to continue, in what could be more than a week-long severe outbreak over the centre of the country.

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  • DEVELOPING: Iran 'QUADRUPLES PRODUCTION' of Enriched Uranium as Tensions with USA Escalate
DEVELOPING: Iran 'QUADRUPLES PRODUCTION' of Enriched Uranium as Tensions with USA Escalate

Graham (R-S.C.) said in a tweet earlier Monday that Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton , had warned about "escalating tensions" with Iran. Zarif namechecked both Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan as two historical leaders that Persia outlasted. He ended his tweet with #neverthreatenaniranian and: "Try respect - it works!" ...

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  • Decision on oil imports after Lok Sabha elections, India tells Iran
Decision on oil imports after Lok Sabha elections, India tells Iran

After the US' announcement, India, the second largest buyer of Iranian oil after China, had said it was adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the decision to end waiver. During his visit to India past year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran and India were prepared for joint ventures in gas and petroleum. On Tuesday, a government...

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  • May faces backlash for holding Brexit vote during Trump visit
May faces backlash for holding Brexit vote during Trump visit

May met with Corbyn "to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU". "I would encourage both my colleagues in the Conservative party in the House of Commons and the Labour Party to try to walk back to the centre and let's get a deal over the line".

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  • Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review
Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

In addition, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions assigned Utah's top federal prosecutor, John Huber, to conduct a review in order to determine whether it was necessary to hire another special counsel. Despite the seemingly familiar circumstances of his appointment, Durham is not taking on the title of special prosecutor. As noted, this invest...

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  • Trump signs Executive Order to protect USA computer networks from 'foreign threats'
Trump signs Executive Order to protect USA computer networks from 'foreign threats'

The status of Huawei and ZTE has taken on new urgency as USA wireless carriers rollout 5G networks. However, analysts suggest it is mainly directed at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei . In the executive order, which didn't name any countries or companies, Trump declared a national emergency relating to threats against information and co...

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  • UK Brexit negotiator back in Brussels for last-minute talks
UK Brexit negotiator back in Brussels for last-minute talks

Others have hailed Mr Farage and his colleagues as the only party to deliver what they want. So Conservative voters are moving away en masse, particularly in the south, but also it was clear that the Labour party lost seats and didn't gain ground where the Conservatives were failing, and then in the north of England they too suffered due to their...

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  • Schiff predicts Mueller will testify before Congress
Schiff predicts Mueller will testify before Congress

McGahn's view was not disclosed in the report . The House Judiciary panel has set a May 21 hearing for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Last week, President Donald Trump invoked blanket executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, p...

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  • Plastic found during historic ocean dive in Mariana Trench
Plastic found during historic ocean dive in Mariana Trench

Last month, Vescovo became the first human to dive to the deepest part of the Indian Ocean: the Java Trench. The first dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench took place in 1960 by US Navy lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard.

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  • 16-year old girl allegedly raped in Ganderbal, accused arrested
16-year old girl allegedly raped in Ganderbal, accused arrested

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Indian-administered Kashmir to protest the alleged rape of a 3-year-old girl by a neighbor who lured her to a school bathroom. A youth in Mirgund area was seriously injured in clashes with security forces. Medical examination has confirmed rape and the arrested accused has been booked under rape ...

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  • Sri Lanka imposes curfew amid anti-Muslim violence
Sri Lanka imposes curfew amid anti-Muslim violence

A mob targeted Muslim-owned shops after taking a Facebook post by a shopkeeper to be a threat. A Police curfew has been imposed in the Kuliyapitiya , Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya Police divisions until 6 am today (Monday) to control a tense situation, the Police said.

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  • Gunmen kill 6 in second church attack in Burkina Faso
Gunmen kill 6 in second church attack in Burkina Faso

The attackers - numbering between 20 and 30 - managed to trap some of the people inside then set fire to the church in the town of Dablo, about 200km from the capital Ouagadougou. One of the French hostages, Laurent Lassimouillas said: "All our thoughts go out to the families of the soldiers and to the soldiers". Jihadist groups target both Mus...

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