• 'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs
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    'Nightmare' as Egypt aided China to detain Uighurs

    Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody. "They never said their names or mentioned who they were exactly," said Abdulaziz, 27, who spoke

  • Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers
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    Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

    A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York. Larry K. Griffin II, 26, was arrested by the New York Police Department and charged with three counts of placing a false bomb, according

  • 63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: official
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    63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: official

    More than 60 people were killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul in recent months. The blast, which took place late Saturday in the city's west, came as Washington and the Taliban are in the final

  • Mississippi ICE Raids Separate Mom From Her Breastfeeding Baby Girl
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    Mississippi ICE Raids Separate Mom From Her Breastfeeding Baby Girl

    The mother "had this lost look," an immigrant rights advocate told The Clarion Ledger after a visit. "She doesn't know what tomorrow will bring."

  • Mussels, 'super-filters' that can help beat water pollution
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    Mussels, 'super-filters' that can help beat water pollution

    Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the hoover of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with microplastics, pesticides and other pollutants -- which makes

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    Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

    A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread. The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was also declared for the municipalities of Moya and

  • UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel
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    UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. The United Kingdom is heading towards a constitutional crisis

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    Eastern Libyan forces damaged civilian airport in western Libya: U.N.

    Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday. Last week, the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force said it had twice bombed the airport of Zuwara, a town west of Tripoli, saying

  • High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'
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    High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan's 'ice farmers'

    In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice. Yamamoto is one of Japan's few remaining "ice farmers", eschewing the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools

  • UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Times, citing official documents
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    UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Times, citing official documents

    Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. The Times said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set out the

  • Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis
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    Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

    Argentina´s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week. Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that

  • A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China's 70th birthday celebrations
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    A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China's 70th birthday celebrations

    It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come. From a biting US trade war to relentless protests in Hong Kong challenging his rule and international condemnation over

  • Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland
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    Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

    A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up. At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated

  • Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks
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    Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal. The attack came as the Taliban and the United States

  • Beto O'Rourke Visits Gun Show Unannounced To Talk Gun Policy
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    Beto O'Rourke Visits Gun Show Unannounced To Talk Gun Policy

    The presidential hopeful talked to Republican gun owners and Trump supporters on Saturday after proposing an assault weapon ban earlier this week.

  • Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
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    Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

    Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull -- which translates to "Ok glacier

  • Argentine economy minister resigns amid deepening crisis
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    Argentine economy minister resigns amid deepening crisis

    Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned Saturday after a week of economic tumult caused by President Mauricio Macri's defeat in a primary poll ahead of a general election. Dujovne will be replaced by Hernan Lacunza, economy minister for Buenos Aires province, Argentine media reported

  • British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit
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    British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure Sunday to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit. More than 100 MPs have written to Johnson to urge him to reconvene and let them sit permanently until October 31 -- the date Britain is due to leave

  • Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban
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    Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban

    An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trump's desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war. Trump said Friday he was pleased with talks on ending the war, 18 years after

  • Hippies young and old keep the 'real Woodstock' flame alive
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    Hippies young and old keep the 'real Woodstock' flame alive

    People like visual artist and activist Christopher Peter Vanderessen shun "commercial" events like those held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, where the grounds that hosted the 1969 Woodstock stage are located and a handful of veteran acts like Santana are playing for the 50th anniversary

  • Federal Election Chief Tells Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up About Voter Fraud Claims
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    Federal Election Chief Tells Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up About Voter Fraud Claims

    "Words matter and facts matter," Ellen Weintraub wrote to the president after he baselessly claimed that he lost New Hampshire due to fraudulent votes.

  • At least 20 wounded, many feared dead in Kabul wedding blast
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    At least 20 wounded, many feared dead in Kabul wedding blast

    At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday, a local hospital said, while a witness told AFP he had seen many dead bodies at the scene. The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a deal that would see American troops begin to

  • French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'
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    French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

    A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday. The waiter's colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east

  • One-person protests in Moscow for free elections
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    One-person protests in Moscow for free elections

    Russian opposition activists held one-person protests in Moscow Saturday to demand free elections, as the wave of the Russian capital's larger demonstrations took a breather this weekend. In a move to circumvent restrictions by the authorities, activists took turns to hold up protest signs as such

  • Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats
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    Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

    Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis and communist-ruled