• Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods

    Emergency declared in New Zealand due to floods

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    The New Zealand Defence Force mobilised additional troops overnight on Friday, bringing its total deployment to at least a dozen trucks and 140 personnel to provide emergency services and help rescue those trapped by rising flood waters. In addition to flooding, landslides have been reported, according to Mark Bradford, a fire and rescue officer. Overnight and on Saturday morning hundreds of people were evacuated from low-lying homes in Dunedin, Timaru and the wider Otago and Clutha ...
  • US puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

    US puts Syria solution ahead of ousting Assad

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    Trump must have wanted to signal to Putin that he was willing, and able, to cooperate in ending the Syrian conflict along policies that have yet to be disclosed. The decision was "absolutely not a sop to the Russians", Thomas said. During battles in the northern countryside of Aleppo, the Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) fought as a united force against IS militants and with the help of the US, the group proved trustworthy to Washington.
  • OJ Simpson is granted parole

    OJ Simpson is granted parole

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    Simpson's eldest child, 48-year-old Arnelle Simpson, also testified on his behalf, saying her father is not ideal but realises what a mistake he made and has spent years paying for it. "Nobody has ever accused me of pulling any weapon on them", he said. She said her father is "my best friend and my rock". He said it was "mind-boggling" that he had been incarcerated for trying to retrieve property that was later ruled to be his.
  • House and Senate Agree on Deal on Russian Sanctions

    House and Senate Agree on Deal on Russian Sanctions

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    It also includes a provision which, in more or less direct defiance of the White House's wishes, would hinder Trump from undoing the sanctions at a later date, requiring congressional approval to do so. The apparent agreement to fix procedural concerns , add sanctions against North Korea, and modify provisions that would restrict the participation of US energy companies in some worldwide projects, clears the way for a House vote next week.
  • Powerful quake strikes Greek island

    Powerful quake strikes Greek island

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    Terrified locals and tourists rushed to the middle of the town's main square, as far away as possible from crumbling buildings. Officials on the island were assessing damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure, such as the port's 14th-century castle and other older buildings affected by the quake.
  • Palestinian teen shot dead as protests rage in Jerusalem

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    Palestinian media reported that between 200 and 400 Palestinians had been injured in clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Egypt has further accused Israel of imposing restrictions on Palestinians over rights to practice their faith, "fueling tension among the Palestinian people and the entire Muslim nation".
  • USA soldier indicted for allegedly attempting to aid ISIS

    USA soldier indicted for allegedly attempting to aid ISIS

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    They also say Kang sought to provide undercover agents posing as ISIS members with military information, some of it classified, and training. Kang, who was stationed at the Schofield Barracks military complex in Hawaii, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges and up to a $250,000 fine for each count.
  • Gilas beats India by 31

    Gilas beats India by 31

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    The Philippine national men's basketball team's last assignment is Iran on Sunday, July 23. Gilas Pilipinas' Von Pessumal shoots over India's Prasanna Venkatesh Sivakumar during their William Jones Cup game yesterday in Taipei. The Philippines' faint hopes of glory were extinguished by Lithuania, with the Europeans beating Gilas Pilipinas 91-80, despite 14 points and five assists from Kiefer Ravena.