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Stunning news out of the MA primary this evening, where 10-term incumbent House member Michael Capuano has been defeated for re-election by Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley . She became the first woman of color ever to serve in the city's council in 2010. The win exposes the rifts in America's opposition party and comes comes two months after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political novice and left-winger, won a similar victory.
  • Malaysia: Two women caned and fined for attempting to have sex

    Malaysia: Two women caned and fined for attempting to have sex

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    The case comes amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the LGBT community in Malaysia in recent weeks. "Not only for LGBT people but all persons because corporal punishment affects all people". Save Malaysian LGBT Community, an activist group in the country, told PinkNews that queer people were "receiving threats from the local community".
  • Air strike in Syria kills eight pro-government fighters

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    Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah have provided crucial military support to Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war. Turkey has been working with Iran and Russian Federation to find a peaceful solution to the Idlib crisis, warning that a full-scale operation on the province would result in a humanitarian disaster.
  • Bush, Obama say John McCain made them 'better' presidents

    Bush, Obama say John McCain made them 'better' presidents

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    Capitol. Neither Biden nor other speakers uttered President Donald Trump's name, but Biden made what some saw as a veiled reference to the president when he talked about McCain's character and how he parted company with those who "lacked the basic values of decency and respect, knowing this project is bigger than yourself".
  • Gunfire heard on broadcast of Del Mar race

    Gunfire heard on broadcast of Del Mar race

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    A sheriff's deputy shot a man who reportedly fired his weapon into the air Sunday evening at a horse-racing track, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The Sheriff's Homicide Detail will give another media briefing when more information is available . The racetrack, at Del Mar Fairgrounds, is located about 21 miles north of downtown San Diego along the Pacific coast.
  • Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years for Possessing ‘Official Secrets’

    Myanmar jails 2 Reuters reporters for 7 years for Possessing ‘Official Secrets’

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    Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the outskirts of Yangon on December 12 after two police sources handed them allegedly classified documents that included the disposition of security forces in northern Rakhine State. He said Lone and Soe Oo bowed their heads as the verdict was delivered. Some of the reporters' supporters shouted "let them speak" and jostled with police as they were driven back to prison.
  • Jet-setting Instagram model dies on billionaire's yacht

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    Only days before her death, the model was posting snaps for her 18,000 Instagram followers, including shots of the scenic Greek islands and bikini shots aboard the super yacht. Bailleres was reportedly not in Greece when McNamara died. She had many who loved her: "Our souls were so perfectly aligned we were convinced we were the same person".
  • $300 Million Not Aid, It's Our Money, Should Reimburse: Pak Counters US

    $300 Million Not Aid, It's Our Money, Should Reimburse: Pak Counters US

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    But so far, the most detailed explanation of the U.S. terms of engagement came from a senior Pentagon official - Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. "No more!" he had said. To a query regarding reported cut in security assistance to Pakistan, the foreign minister said it was not the aid which the U.S.
  • Imran Khan launches massive tree-plantation drive in Pakistan

    Imran Khan launches massive tree-plantation drive in Pakistan

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    US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the agreement this year and announced the re-imposition of economic sanctions that had been lifted as part of the deal. "Imran Khan hit many sixes". The prime minister's office says it's Khan's first meeting with a foreign dignitary since he was sworn in on August 18th.
  • Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran

    Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran

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    The couple from New Jersey chose to help Bobbitt after he gave them his last $20 (£15.40) for petrol when they ran out late one night. It was a sad end to a friendship that began when Mr Bobbitt bought Ms McClure petrol and - although she didn't have money to repay him at the time - she sought him out days later to give him money, food and water.