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A video of a woman pushing a priest off the stage while he was addressing the audience has gone viral. The recent incident took place in Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil where the unidentified woman pushed the priest as he said, "fat women don't go to heaven". The video went viral and Twitterati has some strong comments about the views of the priest. Have a look.

06:16:18 on 21 Jul

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Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven’t since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th “Fete des Vignerons,” or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old tradition of celebrating vineyard workers, which nowadays takes place only once a generation.

03:56:01 on 21 Jul

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K-Beauty is evolving again, but not in the way you’d expect. After igniting beauty trends on a global scale, South Korea is now seeing an underground revolution that is calling for more realistic beauty standards. So, why now, and what’s changed? The international enthusiasm for beauty technology and innovative delivery systems from South Korea is seemingly insatiable.

02:26:02 on 21 Jul

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Imran Khan, came to power with a promise of Naya Pakistan, vowing to shun all VIP culture. Sadly, members of his government stretched it a bit further, as they gave birth to a ‘VVIP toilet’. Yes, photos of biometric recognition machine installed outside the bathroom of the Min of Industries for top officials have gone viral – and people are not at all impressed by it.

05:15:37 on 20 Jul

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A Canadian trophy-hunter, who was slammed for kissing his partner beside a lion they had just shot and killed in Africa, has now been disowned by his own daughter. “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun… well done. A monster lion,” Darren and Carolyn Carter of Edmonton, Alberta, had captioned their photo on FB, drawing flak from animal rights activists and social media users.

03:06:36 on 20 Jul

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The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

10:47:18 on 20 Jul

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In what is being called one of the worst mass killings in Japan in nearly 20 years, 33 people have been reported dead. Kyoto Animation, an anime studio in Japan, was set on fire by a person who was annoyed with the company for plagiarising his work. He apparently shouted “die,” before pouring petrol on the building and setting it ablaze.

06:30:59 on 19 Jul

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The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in association with the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, organized a virtual lecture by U.S. Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger for students in the fields of science and technology. The event was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2.

06:10:29 on 19 Jul

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Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending "decisive and irreversible" action against terrorist groups. At the direction of US President Donald Trump, the United States had suspended all its security assistance to Pakistan in January 2018.

09:29:58 on 19 Jul

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Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran's top diplomat, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told reporters he had "no information about losing a drone today."

09:12:02 on 19 Jul

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A four-year-old Australian boy has bizarrely claimed to be the reincarnation of Britain's Princess Diana. The boy's father, a noted Australian television presenter, has said that his son believes he is the reincarnated embodiment of Diana. Billy Campbell, son of Australian TV personality David Campbell, was born 18 years after the princess's death in a car crash in 1997.

10:57:02 on 18 Jul

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Bill Gates has never ranked lower than Number 2 in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That run ended Tuesday when the Microsoft Corp. co-founder dropped to No. 3 behind France’s Bernard Arnault. LVMH, Arnault’s luxury-goods maker, advanced to a record Tuesday and pushed his net worth to $107.6 billion and ahead of Gates by more than $200 million.

09:42:01 on 18 Jul

Turns out Queen Elizabeth is in dire need of a new cook. The Royal family of UK is hiring a new chef to join the royal household's kitchen, according to an advert on the Buckingham Palace website. The advert describes the role as being one that is hands-on and requires the individual to deliver food 'to the highest standards.'

08:27:01 on 18 Jul

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In Pakistan, you can piss in public, but you dare not kiss in public. Last week, at the Lux Style Awards in Karachi, when actor Yasir Hussain proposed to his girlfriend actress Iqra Aziz, in the most public way, it brewed a storm in the moral teacup of everyone. And why wouldn’t it, after all, the proposal was followed by an intimate hug and a kiss.

06:47:56 on 18 Jul

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A video of a Mercedes car plunging into a river went viral after it was shared on Facebook by the City of Hackensack Fire Department. The incident occurred when a 64-year-old woman leaving a car wash had accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. The car, a Mercedes M-Class, was seen being driven off the edge of a parking area into the river.

06:27:35 on 18 Jul

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United States President Donald Trump Wednesday appeared clueless regarding the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she requested him to help the Yazidis of Iraq. Murad, who belongs to the Yazidi minority was enslaved and tortured by Islamic State militants in 2014, and lost 18 members of her family.

04:35:24 on 18 Jul

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One of the most famed leaders of the century, and the receiver of more than 250 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize, Mandela became a cult personality during his lifetime and is still held in deep respect around the world. In South Africa, he is often referred to as Madiba, and described as the "Father of the Nation".

03:20:30 on 18 Jul

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A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday. Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat.

02:41:05 on 18 Jul

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Egypt is opening two of its earliest pyramids, located about 40 kilometres south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany also told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the Dahshur royal necropolis.

04:57:01 on 18 Jul

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The civil service is under attack. It started with the Brexit referendum and has intensified ever since as certain politicians and their allies resort to the punch bag of the so-called “deep state”. The trouble is, there is more at stake here than the careers of diplomats or the sensibilities of anonymous public servants.

02:26:01 on 18 Jul

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has demanded death sentence to all the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, amid his differences with the governing coalition over reintroduction of capital punishment after four decades. Mr Sirisena is fighting against efforts by his governing coalition in parliament to abolish capital punishment.

05:38:40 on 17 Jul

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Pakistan has once again arrested Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. This comes in the wake of Pakistan’s Punjab province registering FIRs against Hafiz Saeed and his accomplices in 23 cases, most of them related to terror financing and money laundering. The arrest of Hafiz Saeed is to be seen in the context of two key developments.

05:01:50 on 17 Jul

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Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was arrested Wednesday by CTD officials said. Reacting to the development, the Indian special public prosecutor in the 26/11 case Ujjwal Nikam said, "Pakistan is fooling the world that they have arrested him, we have to see how they produce evidence in courts and how efforts are made to convict him, otherwise it is a drama."

04:58:26 on 17 Jul

Port Said, Egypt- When Mohamed Ghaly’s workshop was reduced to rubble in February, he could never imagine that a new cultural centre dedicated to an instrument with Pharaonic roots would thrive just months later. The semsemia, similar to a harp and made of beechwood with steel strings, is believed to have ancient Egyptian roots. It appears on ornate engravings on tombs.

03:26:01 on 17 Jul

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A 27-year-old farmer on the Greek island on Crete has confessed to raping and murdering an American scientist before dumping her body in an abandoned World War II bunker, police said Tuesday. Eaton, 59, had been attending a conference near the city and had gone out hiking on the day of her murder, leaving behind her cellphone, the police said.

06:34:14 on 16 Jul

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A giant barrel jellyfish, similar to the size of a human, was spotted off the coast of Cornwall by biologist and wildlife presenter Lizzie Daly. She came across the sea creature when she was diving near Falmouth on Saturday as part of her Wild Ocean Week campaign, which aims to celebrate our marine wold and raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society.

04:41:05 on 16 Jul

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In what is likely to bring huge relief to Indian and foreign airlines, Pakistan Tuesday opened its airspace for the 1st time since Feb 26. The country had imposed restrictions on its airspace in response to Balakot. attack. The move is expected to result in the reduction of flight times by around 70-80 minutes for flights that earlier used Pakistan’s airspace for transit.

11:00:36 on 16 Jul

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Inside France's First Mermen Competition

At the end of June of this year, as France sweated through record high temperatures, a group of men took a moment to escape the heatwave and compete in the inaugural Mr Triton France competition. Organised by Merman Ludo, the event – which organisers believe might be the first of its kind in the world – saw ten competitors from all over the country.

10:12:01 on 15 Jul

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An anti-terror court of Pakistan today granted to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. This comes at a time when the Imran Khan government is under pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act against terror outfits and terrorists operation out of Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed was earlier this month booked along with 12 accomplices for terror funding.

08:19:48 on 15 Jul

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Theresa May boogied away one of her last weekends as British prime minister, showing off some of her famously awkward dance moves to Abba hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia” at a festival. In a video clip, she is shown dancing at the Henley Festival as her husband and other men in black tie swing their arms to the tunes.

07:42:26 on 15 Jul

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500 species of fish change sex in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues, researchers have found. "I've followed the bluehead wrasse for years because sex change is so quick and is triggered by a visual cue. How sex can reverse so spectacularly has been a mystery for decades." said Prof Jenny Graves, one of the researchers of the study.

06:41:51 on 15 Jul

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More than twenty years after the Monica Lewinsky - Bill Clinton sex scandal, Lewinsky jokes about it on social media. New York Times bestselling author and psychologist asked his followers about the worst career advice they've received. Her comment on the post has won Twitter.

04:28:21 on 15 Jul

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The most shocking thing about Donald Trump's racist tweets is that possibly the most fundamentally un-American outburst of modern presidential rhetoric did not come remotely as a surprise. Many GOP voters and lawmakers are uncomfortable with Trump's conduct and sentiments. But most are willing to turn a blind eye to such behavior.

10:34:38 on 15 Jul

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Aliens. Are they real? Are they here? Do they exist?While the science behind aliens existing isn't exactly solid, 'we cannot rule out the possibility of life existing.' The last sentence is something conspiracy theorists will tell you. One particular place and term which remains shrouded in 'aliens are real' controversy is Area 51.

06:23:29 on 14 Jul

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Two years after more than 700,000 Rohingya fled to camps in Bangladesh alleging ethnic cleansing by Myanmar forces, the Indian government says it is stepping up efforts to help them return to their villages. On July 9, Ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar handed over 250 completed pre-fabricated homes to the Myanmar government for use by the refugees when they return.

02:03:28 on 14 Jul

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At least 43 people, including 18 women, were killed and 20 others injured in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in various parts of Nepal, the police said. Twenty four people have been reported missing in the rain-related incidents that displaced settlements and disrupted vehicular traffic, the Himalayan Times reported on Sunday.

11:52:58 on 14 Jul

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Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms on Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The government, with support from opposition parties, immediately rushed through legislation to tighten New Zealand's gun laws.

02:31:36 on 13 Jul

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A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, U.S. President Trump said confirming that the plan was on track after a delay. The operation is expected to target hundreds of families in 10 cities that have recently been ordered deported by an immigration court but have not yet left the country.

07:27:01 on 13 Jul

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The Vatican will dig up two graves Thursday after an anonymous tip-off that they may contain the remains of an Italian teenager who went missing 36 years ago. Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of Vatican employee, was last seen leaving a music class aged 15, and theories have circulated for decades about who took her and where her body may lie.

07:46:59 on 11 Jul

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Voted as the one of the best airports in the World, Singapore’s Changi Airport is one place that every tourist would love to witness. To add, the airport has its own way of transporting a passenger to their respective boarding gate. And it’s not a vehicle or trolley, but a massive slide that takes a person to his or her boarding gate. Well doesn’t it sounds like fun?

06:22:20 on 11 Jul

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with “a collective shrug” over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government’s envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that “journalists are under attack like never before.”

04:46:54 on 11 Jul

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Doctors have delivered a baby to a woman who received a womb transplant from a dead organ donor for the first time in U.S. history. The baby girl was born via cesarean section at the Cleveland Clinic in June as part of an ongoing clinical trial for uterine transplants to treat uterine factor infertility, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

06:48:44 on 10 Jul

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Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed on Wednesday a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha following a March 24 election. Prayuth, former army chief and junta leader, was elected prime minister by military-appointed senators and legislators after the election, under a system his opponents said was unfair.

06:05:50 on 10 Jul

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At least 24 people are confirmed to have died in a brutal flare-up of violence between rival tribes over several days in Hela province. Some reports put the death toll higher. Children and pregnant women are among those murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea's Highlands area.

03:42:16 on 10 Jul

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Can Europe save the Iran nuclear deal?

Iran says it's exceeded its uranium enrichment cap, but Europeans say Tehran should stick to the 2015 deal. Iran is fed up with just talking and wants action. That's the Islamic Republic's message to the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal, particularly the Europeans. Tehran's warning that it's ready to act more decisively on its commitments under the agreement.

04:11:39 on 09 Jul

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Trump launched an extraordinary attack on outgoing British premier May, following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency. London has been scrambling to stem damage caused by the weekend release of confidential telegrams in which its envoy to Washington, Kim Darroch, described the US leader as "inept" and his White House as "uniquely dysfunctional."

11:11:06 on 09 Jul

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US President Trump once again denounced the "unfair, ineffective, and very, very expensive" Paris climate accord, during a speech on "America's environmental leadership." Trump announced in June 2017 that US was pulling out of the Paris agreement, concluded in 2015 with almost every nation on the planet. The pact aims to limit global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius.

09:27:01 on 09 Jul

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Shadow puppets flitting across screens and reliving age old stories have fascinated Chinese people for some 2,000 years, but falling audiences mean troupes are having to be creative to stay on the stage. On a translucent screen in a Beijing classroom, a child with a cosmic ring takes on the son of the dragon king, attacking him with huge thrusts of his lance.

07:57:01 on 08 Jul

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Pakistan's heaviest man, who weighed over 330 kg and recently underwent a successful liposuction surgery, died here on Monday after he was left unattended due to a commotion in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital here, according to a media report. On Monday, Hassan and a second patient died after they were left unattended following chaos.

07:30:32 on 08 Jul

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Pakistan can't seem to stop being in the news for its minor goof-ups. Khurram Nawaz, who is an ex-Omani cricketer, shared the video on Twitter which showed a plane miraculously avoiding colliding with an oil tanker as it descended on the runway. If you've ever played Grand Theft Auto or seen a video about it, you would have been able to tell its not real life.

02:57:24 on 08 Jul

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Michelle Obama said it was important for her to tell the story of how many punches she and former President Obama took to get to the White House. "As I got more popular, that's when people of all sides tried to take me out by the knees and the best way to do it was to focus on the one thing people were afraid of - the strength of a black woman."

08:05:34 on 08 Jul

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Last week, US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump stirred quite a controversy by attending the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Many called her out for nepotism as she was spotted hobnobbing with some of the world's greatest leaders although she did not really belong there. To be honest, her only qualification is being the President's daughter.

08:27:01 on 07 Jul

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India’s diplomatic missions and offices in Kabul and Kandahar have been put on high alert after intelligence inputs indicated that cadre of terror groups Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have shifted to Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan after the Indian Air Force’s strike on the Balakot terror camp.

10:36:46 on 07 Jul

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No official reason was given for the sacking of Murat Cetinkaya, who had held the position since April 2016. However, it comes amid reports of disagreements over interest rates, which the government wants to lower in a bid to boost economic growth. The announcement has prompted renewed concern over the central bank's independence.

05:15:01 on 06 Jul

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Some building damage was reported after the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southern California on Friday, a day after the strongest quake in the region in 25 years. The quake hit the town of Ridgecrest on the edge of Death Valley National Park 202 km (125 miles) northeast of Los Angeles.

11:34:39 on 06 Jul

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An Israeli company apologised after they were criticised for using the image of Mahatma Gandhi on their liquor bottles. The incident was brought to light when Rajya Sabha members expressed concern over a picture of the Father of the Nation being used on liquor bottles of the Israeli company.

06:28:11 on 04 Jul

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Pakistan's filing of terror charges against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and the assurance of his arrest is a "cosmetic step" and Islamabad is not doing enough to control terrorists acting from the country, the Centre said today. Hafiz Saeed, the chief of LeT, have been getting a free run in Pakistan even after India provided Pakistan with the evidence.

04:40:25 on 04 Jul

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An orphaned baby dugong named Marium has swum her way into hearts across Thailand after a video of her hugging her human helper went viral. Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has called her the “nation’s sweetheart”. She was rescued and taken to a nearby dugong habitat, where she would tend to go up to the boats and the canoes, reports The Guardian.

03:55:11 on 04 Jul

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US President Donald Trump warned Iran Wednesday its threats could "come back to bite" after Tehran vowed to exceed the maximum uranium enrichment level allowed by a landmark 2015 nuclear accord. Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to Trump's reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year.

06:12:01 on 04 Jul

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For the Pakistani elite, importing exotic wildlife animals like white lions is a way to flex their wealth. They keep doing it and getting away with it because the laws to import such animals are super chill, and what’s scarier is that once these animals are brought into the country, regulations on how to treat them are tossed to the wind.

08:42:01 on 03 Jul

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The century old dispute between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and ranchers in the eastern Sierras has begun anew now that the LADWP is turning off the taps to the same people they swindled the water away from a hundred years earlier. LADWP blames climate change, ranchers are fighting back with a lawsuit; we'll be right there in the middle to get both takes.

06:30:13 on 03 Jul

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Beijing is set to open an eye-catching multi-billion dollar airport resembling a massive shining starfish, to accommodate soaring air traffic in China and celebrate the Communist government's 70th anniversary in power. Work on the Beijing Daxing International Airport officially ended on schedule Sunday, ready for a September 30 inauguration.

05:59:17 on 03 Jul

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The Dalai Lama is "deeply sorry" about comments he made about women in a recent BBC interview, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. The Tibetan spiritual leader made no apology however for saying that US President Donald Trump had a "lack of moral principle" and "complicated" emotions.

10:57:01 on 02 Jul

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Nike withdrew a shoe displaying an early version of the American flag after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick warned the design was associated with slavery, US media reported on Monday. Nike had unveiled the Air Max 1 USA featuring an American Revolution-era design known as the Betsy Ross flag imprinted on its heel to coincide with USA's July 4 independence day.

10:42:01 on 02 Jul

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Sri Lankan police arrested their top commander and a former defence chief over their alleged failures to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings. IG Pujith Jayasundara and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando were arrested a day after the attorney general said their failure to heed security warnings amounted to a crime against humanity.

06:22:59 on 02 Jul

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The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America's NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation. The National Defense Authorisation Act or NDAA for the fiscal year 2020, that contained such a proposal was passed by the US Senate last week.

03:55:32 on 02 Jul

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Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya arrived at the UK HC as he seeks permission to appeal against an extradition order signed off by UK home secretary Sajid Javid for him to be extradited to India to face alleged fraud and money laundering charges. The 63-yr-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss said he was feeling "positive" as he entered the Royal Courts of Justice here.

03:23:12 on 02 Jul

A Moscow court jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 10 days on Monday after finding him guilty of breaking the law when he took part in a street demonstration last month. Kremlin critic was among more than 500 protesters detained by police while rallying in Moscow to call for the punishment of police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.

09:42:01 on 02 Jul

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Hong Kong protesters storm parliament

Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the territory’s parliament today, in the latest tense protests against the government and Carrie Lam, its pro-Chinese chief executive.
Police were seen loading shotguns with projectiles after the democracy protesters used a metal trolley to partially smash the glass entrance to the Legislative Council (Legco) building.

09:27:02 on 01 Jul

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Bulletproof backpacks have broken into the mainstream in the last few months—interest in them has spiked after a rash of school shootings in America. Advocates of the military-grade school supplies say they’re an essential line of defense for students—but some experts argue that they’re only stoking fear, fueling the hysteria around gun violence.

10:57:02 on 30 Jun

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Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator eyeing the White House in the 2020 presidential run, has been racially targeted online of her identity as “not an American Black”. Ms. Harris, 54, who was born in the U.S. to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father who were both immigrants, has directly confronted critics before who have questioned her black heritage.

06:39:21 on 30 Jun

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Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy. In the Gard region, where France's highest temperature on record was registered on Friday at 45.9 degrees Celsius scores of fires burned some 600 hectares land.

07:08:23 on 29 Jun

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PM Narendra Modi held separate bilateral meetings with leaders of Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, Singapore and Chile, and discussed a host of key issues including trade, counter-terrorism, defence, maritime security and sports. Modi, who was in Osaka, Japan for the two-day G20 Summit, held his first official engagement with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

05:01:52 on 29 Jun

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UN "paralysis" has prevented accountability for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing Secretary General Antonio Guterres of failing to act in pursuit of justice. UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, delivered the harsh criticism of the world body after presenting report on Khashoggi's murder.

08:11:21 on 27 Jun

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The United States military services’ carbon footprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. The US military is one of the largest polluters in history

01:57:01 on 27 Jun

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Last month, Indonesian govt temporarily blocked access to social media following violent post-election protests in the capital. The government claimed the move aimed to stop the spread of disinformation. But the move is proven ineffective. A better approach to tackle disinformation would involve collaborations between the government, social media platforms and the public.

08:57:01 on 26 Jun

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Oman said Wednesday that it has decided to open an embassy in the Palestinian territories in support of the Palestinian people, in a first for a Gulf Arab state. The announcement coincides with a US-led economic workshop in Bahrain to unveil a Middle East peace plan which is not expected to recognise an independent Palestinian state.

06:09:54 on 26 Jun

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In a highly significant diplomatic win for India and testament to its global stature, India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group at the world body. Elections for five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council will be held around June next year.

11:20:33 on 26 Jun

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San Francisco became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The city's legislature unanimously approved an ordinance which backers said was necessary due to the "significant public health consequences" of a "dramatic surge" in vaping among youths. San Francisco is home to market-leading e-cigarette maker Juul.

06:57:01 on 26 Jun

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India is expected to give a boost to the engagement between the political leaderships of India and the U.S., the MEA has said. During his June 25-27 visit, Mr. Pompeo is expected to deliver a major public lecture, addressing tricky issues like H1B visas for IT workers and Indian plans for data localisation.

08:27:01 on 25 Jun

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India expects the US administration to grant a waiver from sanctions to its procurement of five S-400 missile defence systems from Russia over which a threat of sanctions is looming large. India is of the firm view that the waiver can be granted by the US government as it meets the requirements prescribed in the American legislation on sanctions.

07:02:12 on 25 Jun

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Filipino climate activists staged a protest outside Japan’s embassy in Manila wearing Pikachu costumes. Activists from called on the Japanese govt to stop financing coal projects as Japan prepares to host the G-20 summit in Osaka this week. Protest leader Norly Mercado of said Japan is the second largest funder of coal projects worldwide.

05:25:03 on 25 Jun

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New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has admitted that the newspaper was “overly cautious” in how it handled a new rape accusation last week against US President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll. The Times “should have played it bigger,” he conceded in an interview in the newspaper Monday as he responded to complaints about the tepid coverage.

01:07:17 on 25 Jun

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Ekrem Imamoglu has won the election for the post of Istanbul’s mayor after his opponent and AK Party representative, former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, conceded defeat. Following the result, the people of Kartal district of Istanbul took to the streets to celebrate. A video posted on Twitter shows huge crowds dancing to the tunes of drums and the zurna.

10:24:57 on 25 Jun

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There is “absolutely a possibility” that Pakistan could be on its blacklist after the international financial watchdog’s next meeting in October in Paris, the outgoing president of the Financial Action Task Force, Marshall Billingslea, said. Pakistan had “significant” work to do and was, with regard to an action plan agreed, “lacking in almost every respect,” he said.

07:57:01 on 25 Jun

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President Donald Trump on Monday said New York-based writer E. Jean Carroll was "totally lying" when she accused him of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago, adding that Carroll is "not my type." "I'll say it with great respect: No. 1, she's not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?" Trump told the Hill newspaper in an interview.

06:42:37 on 25 Jun

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An old folktale says that cats have nine lives and this one proved the same. Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff has three cats who frequently make their way to the washer and dryer.Last week, she put in a load of laundry and came back to unload the washing machine when she saw that not only the clothes were still dripping wet, but there was a small white paw among the clothes.

05:03:50 on 24 Jun

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I think it’s bad to kill for pleasure, so I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a teen. As such, I’m constantly being lectured about the ways in which my life is lacking as the result of not eating animal gore. So, in an effort to get a taste of what I’ve been missing, I decided to try cooking a few recipes using the only ethical source of animal products I know of: myself.

04:39:11 on 24 Jun

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A zoo in Japan grabbed eyeballs on social media after it conducted a fake lion escape drill last week. A video of the "encounter" between a man in a lion costume and zookeepers has gone viral. The drill was part of Ehine, Japan's Tobe Zoo which was trying out a mock test for preparing the zookeepers against a potential escape attempt by one of the real big cats.

12:25:02 on 24 Jun

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Huawei Technologies Co Inc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing. The lawsuit is the latest salvo in a battle between the U.S. government and Huawei.

09:57:01 on 24 Jun

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Days after a UN expert called for further investigation of Saudi Arabian officials' involvement in the assassination of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump declined to say whether he would take any action in holding the country's leadership responsible and asserted that it was in the US's best interest to "take their money."

07:56:41 on 24 Jun

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Sweden’s departure lounges are looking less crowded as more Swedes are deciding to take the train rather than fly. Passenger numbers at Swedish airports have dropped 8% so far this year. The fall-off coincides with the rise of Sweden’s latest buzzword: “flygskam”, or flight shame. Fewer Swedes are willing to travel in a way they see as harmful to the environment.

10:57:02 on 23 Jun

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Marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the north Pacific right whale. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used moored acoustic recorders to capture repeated patterns of calls made by male north Pacific right whales.

06:58:32 on 23 Jun

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Soon after the Pulwama terror attack, India pulled out its Navy from an exercise and deployed a major part of its fleet close to Pakistani territorial waters. All precautionary measures had been taken by the Navy to ensure that even if the PNS Saad had entered Indian waters, all necessary actions were to be taken to force it to come on the surface.

04:30:19 on 23 Jun

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Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has claimed that the country is doing its best and utilising all available sources to eliminate terrorism from its soil, adding that Islamabad has been moving towards attaining sustainable peace and stability. His comments come a day after FATF on told the country to complete its action plan to curb terror financing.

03:30:50 on 23 Jun

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Over the past five years, tall, fenced camps sprung up all over China’s Xinjiang district. Uighur Muslims, a minority population in the district, began to disappear. Those who spoke up disappeared as well. According to rights groups, thousands of Uighur Muslims have been imprisoned in the Chinese government’s detention camps.

11:01:51 on 23 Jun

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Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames after US President said he called off a strike at the 11th hour. President Trump said Friday that US was "cocked & loaded" to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute as it would not have been a proportionate response to Tehran's shooting down of an unmanned drone.

06:26:04 on 22 Jun

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E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer and longtime women's advice columnist, accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago in a dressing room of an upscale Manhattan department store, an episode detailed in a book excerpt published Friday in New York magazine. Trump vigorously denied the accusation, calling it "fake news."

10:39:32 on 22 Jun

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China on Friday said that there would be no discussion on India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) before reaching a specific plan on non-NPT members' participation in the elite grouping, as it declined to give a timeline to reach a consensus among member states on this issue.

08:55:01 on 21 Jun

A ten-year-old girl Selah Schneiter climbed one of the most challenging peaks in the world with her father Mike Schneiter and family friend Mark Regier. Selah might be the youngest person to climb the El Capitan. She climbed 910 meters which took her five days to complete. The oldest of four children, Selah has been climbing since she can remember.

10:12:02 on 20 Jun

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