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John McCain , a war hero and towering figure in USA politics known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died on Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. During President Barack Obama's time in office, four sitting senators died: Ted Kennedy , D-Mass., in 2009; Robert Byrd , D-W.Va., in 2010; Daniel Inouye , D-Hawaii, in 2012; and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in 2013.
  • NAFTA talks in ‘final hours’ Mexican Economy Minister says

    NAFTA talks in ‘final hours’ Mexican Economy Minister says

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    Guajardo and Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray have been shuttling back and forth to Washington for more than a month for meetings with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to try to iron out major bilateral stumbling blocks, such as rules for the auto market, before the end of August.
  • BBC journalist hit by tree while reporting on Hurricane Lane | Sunday Tribune

    BBC journalist hit by tree while reporting on Hurricane Lane | Sunday Tribune

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    The storm is expected to pass close to Hawaii's main islands on Thursday and Friday, bringing "damaging winds" and heavy flooding, according to the U.S. As it moves on a slow motion northwest before it heads west Saturday, Lane will cause storm surges up to 4 feet above normal tides. "We thought originally flying out Sunday wouldn't be so bad based on when the storm was supposed to hit, but now it's not looking so good", he said.
  • Pay Attention to the Killing of Mollie Tibbetts

    Pay Attention to the Killing of Mollie Tibbetts

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    A search of Iowa court records revealed no prior criminal history, and it's unclear whether he had ever been subject to prior deportation proceedings. However, Tibbetts' aunt also spoke out to say "evil comes in every colour", as her family plead for her death not to become a political tool. The eldest son of President Donald Trump misquoted the senator from MA after she spoke on immigration policy in the wake of Mollie Tibbetts' murder.
  • Pak bans 1st class air travel by leaders, officials, work hours revised

    Pak bans 1st class air travel by leaders, officials, work hours revised

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . However, the cabinet rejected the proposal and it was portrayed that working hours of government employees have been increased. He said that the top officials had the facility to travel in the first class of global flights and from now on they will be travelling in business/club class.
  • Tony Abbott faces calls to quit after Liberal leadership carnage

    Tony Abbott faces calls to quit after Liberal leadership carnage

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    Australia's next prime minister, Scott Morrison , is seen by some as an incongruous mix of a committed Christian who made his name through ratcheting up a refugee policy that many church groups have condemned as inhumane. "I can not underline too much how important it is that anyone who seeks to be prime minister of Australia is eligible to be a member of parliament", Turnbull said.
  • Julie Bishop quits politics after rivals block leadership bid

    Julie Bishop quits politics after rivals block leadership bid

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    Renowned for her steely gaze dubbed the "death stare", Bishop's highlights as foreign minister include her strong condemnation of Russia's role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in 2014. Mr Dutton had demanded Mr Turnbull should prove he had the support of ruling Liberal Party politicians in a ballot. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was at the ceremony, with the new prime minister Scott Morrison touring western Queensland to get a first-hand picture of the drought.
  • Secret drug-smuggling tunnel discovered under former KFC in Arizona

    Secret drug-smuggling tunnel discovered under former KFC in Arizona

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    A traffic stop on August 13 led to the discovery of a cross-border tunnel in San Luis, Ariz., officials with Homeland Security and Border Patrol said Wednesday during a news conference. Screenshot of Video KFC drug tunnel discovered connecting the restaurant to a house in Mexico. It's believed drugs were pulled up from the end of the tunnel by a rope and hoisted into the US.
  • Ammar Campa-Najjar thrust into spotlight after Duncan Hunter indictment

    Ammar Campa-Najjar thrust into spotlight after Duncan Hunter indictment

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    Campa-Najjar said he was hopeful of breaking the Hunter family's almost 40-year hold on the district that runs largely east of coastal San Diego, abutting Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base and stretches toward a remote area near the U.S. -Mexico border. Though he initially said he would remain in the race despite the charges, Collins dropped his re-election bid just three days later. The Republican referred to the U.S.
  • ConCourt trashes Chamisa case

    ConCourt trashes Chamisa case

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    The court unanimously said the opposition failed to present "sufficient and credible" evidence to back its claims of vote-rigging. MDC-Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa , through his lawyers led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu, petitioned the ConCourt seeking an order to overturn the results of the elections and that he be declared the victor.
  • Pope Francis arrives in Ireland for landmark visit

    Pope Francis arrives in Ireland for landmark visit

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    It is a global Catholic gathering held every three years . The pope wrote a letter to the world's 1.3 billion Catholics vowing to prevent future "atrocities" but conceding no efforts "to fix the harm done will ever be sufficient". The pope's visit to Ireland risks being dominated by criticism over the Catholic Church hierarchy's handling of predator priests who sexually abused children.