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In a statement posted Sunday on Facebook , KMG, the ride's Dutch manufacturer, said the failed ride was 18 years old. " This finally led to the catastrophic failure of the ride during operation ", Kroon said, noting that it eventually resulted in the passenger-carrying gondola to detach from the supporting sweep arm of the ride.
  • Pentagon identifies two USA troops killed in Afghanistan

    Pentagon identifies two USA troops killed in Afghanistan

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    As we reported Wednesday, the Taliban claimed one of its militants carried out a suicide attack with a truck packed with explosives. So far, nine US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year. The incident occurred in Qarabagh district outside the capital, Kabul . They also claimed an earlier suicide bomber used a motorbike to attack a US convoy in the same area, killing 11 USA troops.
  • Vice President congratulates the Vice President-elect, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice President congratulates the Vice President-elect, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

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    Of the 771 votes polled, 11 were found to be invalid. "Venkaiah ji is dedicated to the poor and knows democratic principles well". The party had to introduce a non-political figure. Naidu said he was honoured to become the Vice President of the nation. He has also represented Rajasthan in the Upper House before being nominated for the prestigious post of Vice-President by the NDA.
  • Russia's Lavrov, US's Tillerson to meet August 6-8

    Russia's Lavrov, US's Tillerson to meet August 6-8

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    The U.S. has been pushing for talks with North Korea over ending its nuclear program but says conditions for talks haven't yet been met by Pyongyang. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton said that as many as 90 per cent of North Korea's economy is still flowing through China, so Beijing has more leverage on North Korea than any other country.
  • Trump denies calling White House a 'dump'

    Trump denies calling White House a 'dump'

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    Kelly has obviously failed to plug the flood leaks, and one wonders whether a leak this egregious is meant to signal that the White House will remain dysfunctional. Tuesday, he touted the stock market's "all-time high". Trump denied the report , responding on Twitter , "I love the White House , one of the most attractive buildings (homes) I have ever seen".
  • Mueller's Investigators Are Worried They're Going To Get Sued

    Mueller's Investigators Are Worried They're Going To Get Sued

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    Trump is fighting with his back to the wall and has claimed the investigation and allegations of a Russian connection between his team and Russia is a " witch hunt ". During a rally in West Virginia , the president called the probe an excuse for the Democrats' loss in the election. As several former federal prosecutors told me, the grand jury is significant because it means that Mueller is in the midst of a "predicated" criminal investigation.
  • Most Americans Support Open Transgender Military Service

    Most Americans Support Open Transgender Military Service

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    Republicans opposed transgender service by 60 percent to 32 percent, but every other party, gender, education, age or racial group backed transgender service by margins of 22 percentage points or higher, the poll found. The key vote in the U.S. Senate that rejected the health care repeal bill came between midnight and dawn last Friday. The polls used in his average split Trump's approval rating into four categories: strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove and strongly disapprove.
  • Two rebels, two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

    Two rebels, two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

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    Police Inspector-General Muneer Ahmed Khan said the two militants were killed after police and soldiers on a tip cordoned off southern Hakripora village early Tuesday. Kashmir has remained a bone of contention between Pakistan and India since independence. Both claim the restive region in full. Rebel groups in the Indian-administered region have waged a almost three-decade insurgency seeking either independence or a merger with Pakistan that has killed tens of thousands of people.
  • Cause of death identified for woman found in Ocean City

    Cause of death identified for woman found in Ocean City

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    Medical examiners in Maryland are looking into the cause of death for a North Texas woman who was found dead with her body buried in the sand. Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says O'Connor died by asphyxia due to suffocation.
  • Two unaccounted for after school collapse

    Two unaccounted for after school collapse

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    Minneapolis police officers Dean Milner and Vicki Karnik, reached the school within two minutes and found a mound of rubble with flames shooting out. She said when firefighters arrived, all were able to be safely evacuated from the roof. The lower school downriver was unaffected. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Twitter its agents, fire investigators and trained canines were at the site of the explosion.
  • President Trump denies he called White House a 'dump'

    President Trump denies he called White House a 'dump'

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    Trump's litany of concerns about the sanctions, which also affect Iran and North Korea, raised the question of how vigorously Trump will implement them regarding Russian Federation. "The American's love of sanctions that plunged the United States into Russophobic tantrums are long overdue to get rid of illusions, and to understand, that no threats or attempts to exert pressure can force Russian Federation to change its course or sacrifice its national interests", the ministry emphasized.
  • WATCH Michelle Carter Sentencing In Teen Text Killer Case

    WATCH Michelle Carter Sentencing In Teen Text Killer Case

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    Carter was 17 when she sent Roy a barrage of text messages and phone calls encouraging him to follow through on threats he had made to kill himself. On Thursday, Massachusetts Judge Lawrence Moniz sentenced Carter to two-and-a-half years in prison for her crime.
  • All Americans ordered to LEAVE North Korea

    All Americans ordered to LEAVE North Korea

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    Speaking here at a briefing on Tuesday, Tillerson also said to achieve the goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, the United States seeks to "partner with China", and that the United States doesn't blame the Chinese for the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
  • China Insists Sees No Link Between Trade and North Korean Crisis

    China Insists Sees No Link Between Trade and North Korean Crisis

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    China has washed its hands of responsibility for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, saying it was up to Pyongyang and Washington to sort out their differences. He and many other lawmakers continue to call on China to help thwart North Korea's nuclear program. While people talk about China a lot, if the two principal parties refuse to move towards what is required by Security Council resolutions, the de-escalation of tension, negotiation to achieve denuclearization and ...
  • China Hits Back at Trump on North Korea

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    While China has taken a few small steps in response to North Korea's nuclear missile tests, it has largely maintained normal economic relations with North Korea, despite the sanctions put in place by numerous United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.
  • Trump unveils plans for immigration reform

    Trump unveils plans for immigration reform

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    That's Tom Cotton , 39, son of a cattle farmer, Harvard law grad and former McKinsey consultant who's also served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The senators also propose to end a visa diversity lottery that has awarded 50,000 green cards a year, mostly to areas in the world that traditionally do not have as many immigrants to the United States, including Africa.
  • How 12 inmates used peanut butter to escape from jail

    How 12 inmates used peanut butter to escape from jail

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    One of the savvy inmates then asked an unsuspecting jail guard to unlock peanut marked door which led to the outside yard, the Washington Post reported . All other 11 inmates have been recaptured. "He's a young guy, hadn't been here that long", Underwood said of the unnamed guard who was fooled. Underwood says the law enforcement officers are taking the blame for this situation.
  • Armenian Troops Join US-Led Drills In Georgia Share

    Armenian Troops Join US-Led Drills In Georgia Share

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    In Georgia , officials said Pence will highlight USA support for the Caucasus nation's sovereignty and territorial integrity before continuing on to Montenegro. The vice president is due to attend joint military exercises involving as many as 800 Georgian and 1,600 USA troops during his visit. Later on Tuesday Pence will inspect troops taking part in joint U.S.
  • National Night Out events on tap for tonight

    National Night Out events on tap for tonight

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    Today, an estimated 38 million citizens in 16,000 communities across the nation take part in National Night Out. The York County Sheriff's Office will participate this year at four places in Fort Mill, Clover, Rock Hill and York. If neighborhood watch groups and residents work together and remain consistent, they can be successful, Slagle said. The second stop will include a barbecue at Harris Gardens Apartment Complex from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Kenya votes: Ballot papers for keen presidential polls set - IEBC

    Kenya votes: Ballot papers for keen presidential polls set - IEBC

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    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission said Chris Msando , its head of information, communication and technology, was tortured before he died. In an earlier statement, Chebukati said Msando was last seen on Friday night and sent a text message to a colleague early on Saturday morning suggesting "that he was conscious and fully aware of his itinerary for that day".
  • President Trump to travel to promote tax overhaul legislation

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    Commenting on the move, Glyn Fullelove, chair of CIOT's technical committee, said: 'Any corporate reform that focussed on border tax adjustments or destination based cashflow taxes would have replaced one distorting system with another, and it is in our view sensible that this route is not being followed.
  • Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court amid protests

    Turkey coup trial: nearly 500 in court amid protests

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    Around 300 people were killed during the coup attempt, which also led to purges targeting tens of thousands of civil servants among other people. He rejects the charges and denies any involvement in the coup attempt. Families of those killed or wounded during the coup attempt protested outside the courthouse, some throwing ropes toward the defendants demanding that the death penalty be reinstated and that they be hanged.
  • Injured Rudisha pulls out of London Worlds

    Injured Rudisha pulls out of London Worlds

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    Coe added that he believed the IAAF's decision to exclude the Russian team from the Rio Olympics but allow properly vetted Russians to compete as neutrals was "the right process and remains the right process". The Russian athletics federation "has not yet demonstrated to the satisfaction of the taskforce that it has established a strong anti-doping culture within its sport, or that it has created an open environment that encourages whistleblowing", Andersen said in his latest report to the ...