• Couple convicted of selling son to pedophiles on dark web

    Couple convicted of selling son to pedophiles on dark web

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    The disturbing case sent shockwaves through the country as authorities were accused of failing to protect the boy. The 48-year-old mother will not appeal her 12-and-a-half-year prison sentence because she wanted to signal to her 10-year-old son that "things would be quiet now", her lawyer Matthias Wagner said.
  • Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

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    China fired back with its own warning and said it would impose duties on $60 billion of U.S. goods. The new tariffs, the latest in the ongoing trade spat between USA and China, target industrial supplies, chemicals, motorcycles, tractors and tractor parts, rail cars, auto parts, some iron and steel, motor and machine components and more.
  • Search for missing toddler leads to discovery of 11 emaciated children

    Search for missing toddler leads to discovery of 11 emaciated children

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    National Center for Exploited or Missing Children Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj is the four-year-old toddler who went missing last November and was tied to the New Mexico compound that was recently raided. Both Wahhaj and Morten were taken into custody. What authorities found was what Hogrefe called "the saddest living conditions and poverty " he has seen in 30 years on the job.
  • Troy Balderson vs. Danny O'Connor

    Troy Balderson vs. Danny O'Connor

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    After the polls closed at 7:30 p.m central (8:30 p.m. eastern) the early voting results gave O'Connor more than a 2 to 1 lead, but that differential was anticipated by both sides. O'Connor and his Democratic allies railed against the tax plan, casting it as a giveaway for the rich that exacerbates federal deficits and threatens Medicare and Social Security.
  • My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

    My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

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    As he has in the past, Mr Trump insisted in a tweet that he did not know at the time about the meeting between his son Donald Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. But at the time , the Trump administration broke from the president's story when it maintained the focus of the meeting was related to policies about adoption of Russian children.
  • Donald Trump warns countries against doing business with Iran

    Donald Trump warns countries against doing business with Iran

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    But a second tranche to return to effect on November 5 covering Iran's vital oil sector, could be far more damaging - even if several key customers such as China, India and Turkey have refused to significantly cut their purchases. It bans European companies from complying with the U.S. sanctions, nullifies any United States court order against European businesses and makes it legally possible for affected firms to seek compensation.
  • Seventh Death Tied To Carr Fire As PG&E Worker Killed

    Seventh Death Tied To Carr Fire As PG&E Worker Killed

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    The Red Flag fire weather warning remains in force in areas of California where early season wildfires have sprung up and are expanding. The fires have burned nearly one-half million acres since June and destroyed more than 2,000 structures, it added.
  • Wildfires the size of Los Angeles may be California's worst

    Wildfires the size of Los Angeles may be California's worst

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    The wildfires are "extremely fast, extremely aggressive, extremely unsafe", said Scott McLean, a deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection . Brown's office announced Saturday that the White House has approved a request for a presidential major disaster declaration that would help fire victims in Shasta County, which has been ravaged by the Carr Fire .
  • Trump intends to force Iran

    Trump intends to force Iran "to behave as a normal country" - Pompeo

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    Washington has threatened a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, calling on USA allies to curb Iranian business dealings-indeed, the U.S. this week rejected an European Union bid for sanction exemptions. Nevertheless, Iranians have been demonstrating since December 2017 against the high cost of living and the systematic corruption within the system.
  • China to hit back at U.S. with 60 billion dollars tariffs

    China to hit back at U.S. with 60 billion dollars tariffs

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    Here are some of the main sectors finding themselves victims of the trade war so far. Threats and even announcements of tariffs are one thing; the actual implementation of tariffs another. The market is not large by value compared with the around $12 billion per year of U.S. crude that arrives in the country, but those levels could shoot up as Beijing forges ahead with its plan to switch millions of households to the fuel away from coal as part of its battle against smog.
  • 'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

    'Complete fabrication' he's anxious his son in legal trouble in Russian Federation probe

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    The report alleged Trump is increasingly anxious about his eldest son becoming ensnared in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere . At one point, Trump even began attacking the attorney, and his reputation, much like Americans are seeing the Trump team has attacked Michael Avenatti .
  • Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

    Switzerland crash: Up to 20 feared dead as WW2 plane crash

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    Officials said Sunday they weren't aware of any distress call made from the plane, adding that the investigation into the crash is expected to be "relatively complex" - though there's no indication of foul play. Junkers JU-52 planes were manufactured between the 1930s and 1950s. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The aircraft was a Junker JU52 HB-HOT plane, built in Germany in 1939 and now a collectors' item.
  • Evacuations underway in Lynchburg, heavy rain may cause dam to fail

    Evacuations underway in Lynchburg, heavy rain may cause dam to fail

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    The weather service said Friday that water levels have decreased but the "the threat of for dam failure continues". She said the plan next was to open a 3-foot by 3-foot sluice in order to lower reservoir levels to make it more safe. Lynchburg Water Resources is working with the University of Lynchburg to deal with this situation. But there was good news on Friday as engineers examined the dam and said it survived in good shape.
  • Newshour, US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor

    Newshour, US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor

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    Pompeo discussed the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson , who has been in custody in Turkey since 2016 on terror charges. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told journalists both ministers had "played leading roles in the arrest and detention of Pastor Brunson", who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir.
  • Assam NRC issue will lead to bloodbath and civil war Mamata Banerjee

    Assam NRC issue will lead to bloodbath and civil war Mamata Banerjee

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    During a telephonic interview with news agency ANI from Dhaka, Information and Broadcasting Minister of Bangladesh Hasanul Haq Inu said , "Everyone knows it is a century-old ethnic conflict in the state of Assam". It is feared by many including United Nations human rights experts that a significant number of Bangla-speaking Indian Muslims along with some Hindus will not be included in the NRC.
  • North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Work Inconsistent With Pledge: Mike Pompeo

    North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Work Inconsistent With Pledge: Mike Pompeo

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    The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, without disclosing its contents. While it is hoped that the repatriation will give momentum to the implementation of the key element of the deal - the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program - progress toward securing firm commitments in that regard from Pyongyang has reportedly been slow.