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Before Friday's court judgement on whether he could run, Brazil's prosecutor general filed to bar his candidacy due to the law prohibiting those who have lost appeals against their conviction from standing. But unlike Lula, former Sao Paulo mayor Haddad commands little popular support. Currently Haddad is candidate for vice president. The court had also ignored a recommendation by the United Nations Human Rights Committee to restore Lula's political rights which he appeals his ...
  • United States to Terminate UNRWA Funding

    United States to Terminate UNRWA Funding

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    The agency supports some five million registered Palestinian refugees and provides schooling for 526,000 children in the Palestinian territories as well as in camps in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. The move came a week after the U.S. announced that it was also cutting more than $200m in economic aid to Palestinians. Dave Harden, a former US Agency for International Development official, told Foreign Policy that the decision to cut UNWRA funding could embolden Hamas.
  • Calling Corbyn a 'Force for Antisemitism,' Veteran British MP Quits Labour Whip

    Calling Corbyn a 'Force for Antisemitism,' Veteran British MP Quits Labour Whip

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    It is a major wake up call. He also said his complaints to the national party about it had been "met with silence" and such behaviour "is a cause for shame and is unacceptable to me". Perhaps less helpfully for Field, he received a similarly glowing endorsement from Andrew Bridgen, who is known in Westminster as a staunch Brexiteer and one of the most outspoken figures on the right wing of the Conservative party.
  • Hurricane Maria Death Toll Rises to 2975

    Hurricane Maria Death Toll Rises to 2975

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    Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday raised the USA territory's official death toll from 64 to 2 ,975 after an independent study. He said the data sources used by George Washington also are better, "but its accuracy is not as great as they advertise".
  • What to Do If Someone Rings Your Doorbell Overnight

    What to Do If Someone Rings Your Doorbell Overnight

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    An investigation is now underway at the home in the 18400 block of Sunrise Pines where the 49-year-old man was found deceased. The video showed the female not wearing any pants or shoes with what appeared to be broken restraints strapped to her wrists.
  • Texas Company Will Send 3D-Printable Gun Files Directly To Customers

    Texas Company Will Send 3D-Printable Gun Files Directly To Customers

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    The Austin man behind the 3D-printed gun company said he is still selling their gun blueprints, despite a federal judge's order to block access to the files on the company's website. The design files of 3D printed gun parts are sold at a suggested price of $10 each, but you can set your own price, even at $0.01. EFF staff attorney Alex Moss, in an email to The Register , said as much about the injunction issued on Monday, calling it a deeply flawed decision.
  • Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

    Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

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    According to the report , the number of excess deaths, which took place between September 2017 to February 2018, was 2,975, a 22 percent increase from what would normally have been expected during that period of time. The latest study says that from the period ranging from September to December 2017 alone, there were an excess of 2,098 deaths, and 2,975 from September 2017 to February 2018.
  • White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

    White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

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    Pressed by reporters, Trump said he had approved the attorney's interviews and was unconcerned about anything McGahn might tell prosecutors. Trump added, " I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service! ". News of McGahn's departure comes after it was revealed he was questioned by Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" investigation. He specialized in campaign finance issues after serving on the Federal Election Commission from 2008 to 2013.
  • U.N. Report Flags Possible War Crimes in Yemen Conflict

    U.N. Report Flags Possible War Crimes in Yemen Conflict

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    The experts said they had received "substantial information" indicating that Yemen's government, the coalition-backed forces and the rebels had all conscripted children, mainly aged 11 and up, but some as young as eight. It accused the "de facto authorities" - an allusion to rebel leaders that control some of the country's most populated western and northern areas - of crimes including arbitrary detentions, torture and child recruitment.
  • President Donald Trump breaks silence on US Sen. John McCain

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    The White House had lowered its flag to half-staff on Sunday, but shortly after midnight, it was back at full staff, in a clear break with precedent - which dictates that it be lowered until burial - and the US flag code. Trump campaigned on a promise to build a wall across the USA border with Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it. He said McCain was considered a war hero "because he was captured" and said he liked "people that weren't captured".