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The Afghan Taliban have said that the assembly is, "part of exhibitory efforts by the stooges of America in a continuous process of fooling the nation". He added: "Our focus is on terrorism". But the gathering instead looks to further aggravate divisions within the US -backed government, even as America makes progress with the insurgents in direct talks aimed at ending the 18-year war.
  • 7 people slain in two rural Tennessee homes; suspect is in custody

    7 people slain in two rural Tennessee homes; suspect is in custody

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    During the investigation, authorities determined Cummins was a suspect in both crimes. On Sunday, investigators discovered an additional two bodies while processing the scene, according to a Twitter post . The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents are continuing to investigate the murder of six people in Sumner County on Saturday. The injured victim was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
  • SPU student among those killed in Seattle crane collapse

    SPU student among those killed in Seattle crane collapse

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    Three people were transported to the hospital, the department said. The little girl together with her 25-year-old mother were taken to hospital in satisfactory condition. Seattle Times journalist Evan Bush wrote on Twitter that some of the cars were " pancaked " while construction workers scrambled to help the survivors crawl out of the mangled vehicles.
  • Multiple People Injured At California Synagogue Shooting

    Multiple People Injured At California Synagogue Shooting

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    In Los Angeles, police said they were closely monitoring the synagogue shooting in Poway and "communicating with our local, state and federal partners". Gavin Newsom offered their condolences to the Jewish community after a man opened fire Saturday at a synagogue outside San Diego. Gore said he couldn't provide a motive while investigators interrogate the shooter, who is white.
  • 3 fresh probes over privacy violation hit Facebook

    3 fresh probes over privacy violation hit Facebook

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    More than 1,700 northerners are affected by what Canada's privacy commissioner is calling a "major breach of trust " involving Facebook and the 2016 USA presidential election. That company accessed the data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their consent. "But I doubt the FTC thinks they have the legal capacity to enjoin Facebook from doing that", says Justin Brookman, director of privacy and technology policy for Consumer Reports.
  • Ending Russia trip, North Korean leader says USA acting in 'bad faith'

    Ending Russia trip, North Korean leader says USA acting in 'bad faith'

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    Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that US security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program. The meeting was Kim's first with another head of state since returning from Hanoi. Putin left the same day for China and Kim stayed on for a series of cultural events.
  • Citizenship and the census: What’s at stake in Supreme Court case

    Citizenship and the census: What’s at stake in Supreme Court case

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    Mayor Tom Barrett says if the Trump administration gets its way, it'll be tougher to get an accurate count when the census begins next year. "He concluded that the benefits outweighed the costs", Francisco said. The government's lawyer, Solicitor General Noel Francisco, was less than two sentences into his argument when Justice Sotomayor pounced for the first time , keeping up a steady stream of questions suggesting Mr.
  • Caldwell: 'Fairly Disgusting' for Biden to Bring Up Charlottesville in Campaign Launch

    Caldwell: 'Fairly Disgusting' for Biden to Bring Up Charlottesville in Campaign Launch

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    Some have speculated that that decision, which Biden said was based in part on his enduring grief following the death of his 46-year-old son, Beau , to brain cancer in March 2015, might have cost him his best shot at the presidency . But Ms. Hill, in an interview Wednesday, said she left the conversation feeling deeply unsatisfied and declined to characterize his words to her as an apology.
  • Reports Huawei allowed into United Kingdom 5G networks draw criticism

    Reports Huawei allowed into United Kingdom 5G networks draw criticism

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    Shadow Minister for Cabinet Office Jo Platt said: "If a minister did leak this information they are not fit to serve in the cabinet and they are certainly not fit to be prime minister". Concerns over security are balanced by warnings that not using Huawei kit - which is said to risk putting the progress of 5G back by up to two years - potentially put those who opt for a ban on the back foot for years to come.
  • European Union slams Russian Federation citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

    European Union slams Russian Federation citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

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    Earlier in the day, Vladimir Putin signed a decree to expedite the naturalization of residents of Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine as Russian citizens. According to Russia's Interfax news agency, the reaction in Ukraine prompted Putin to say that he did not want problems with the new government, but instead was concerned about human rights in the area.
  • With China Defiant on Iranian Oil, Trump's Sanctions Strategy is Tested

    With China Defiant on Iranian Oil, Trump's Sanctions Strategy is Tested

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    Zarif, the USA -educated architect of the 2015 nuclear deal who came under attack from anti-Western hardliners in Iran after Trump pulled out of the agreement a year ago, signaled Tehran would be resilient in the face of US sanctions. When asked if the US pressure campaign on Tehran was aimed at sparking further negotiations or regime change, Zarif said: "The B team wants regime change at the very least".
  • Woman among nine bombers in Easter blasts, says Sri Lanka’s defence minister

    Woman among nine bombers in Easter blasts, says Sri Lanka’s defence minister

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    Sri Lankan police had been warned weeks ago about possible attacks by a little-known domestic Islamist group, according to an Indian intelligence report given to Sri Lankan state intelligence services, and seen by Reuters . But attacks organised or coordinated by Isis have been claimed faster, with detail and sometimes seen the group put out gory videos and footage from the scene.
  • Body of missing U.S. boy found in shallow grave, parents arrested

    Body of missing U.S. boy found in shallow grave, parents arrested

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    The Illinois parents who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week murdered the boy, wrapped his body in plastic and buried him in a shallow grave, officials said. Around the same time, an evidence technician and other officers went to the family home and were seen removing a large tub, paper bags, a shovel and a small mattress.
  • Trump says Congress 'can't impeach' him

    Trump says Congress 'can't impeach' him

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    But she said it shouldn't happen until Congress hears testimony from Mueller and accumulates more proof of Trump's misdeeds. He said not only are there no "High Crimes and Misdemeanors", one of the bases for impeachment outlined in the Constitution, "there are no Crimes by me at all".
  • Wisconsin man, 24, wins $768M Powerball jackpot

    Wisconsin man, 24, wins $768M Powerball jackpot

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    Franco said he did not watch the Powerball drawing that evening - and actually left for work the next morning without checking the tickets. Manuel Franco purchased the ticket at a Speedway gas station in New Berlin . Franco said he got excited about that. Franco recounted that he almost missed the winning ticket while going through his other tickets. I had pretty much felt lucky...