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A California man was one of the 13 people killed in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, Spain , his father told a San Francisco Bay Area television station. Steinburg and her daughter say they were up all last night calling Barcelona hospitals searching for him. Then, the terror attack happened. "We didn't find out until this morning that his wife, Heidi, was called into the consulate, and she was shown pictures of his body".
  • Alibaba beats estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

    Alibaba beats estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

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    Alibaba, which has made billionaire founder Jack Ma one of China's richest men and a global e-commerce icon, has seen its New York-listed shares soar 80 percent since last December on perennially robust earnings. Not only is Alibaba enjoying an increase in the number of paying customers, the customers are also spending higher than usual as evidenced by rising usage of services.
  • Gulf Crisis: Riyadh opens land border to Qatari pilgrims

    Gulf Crisis: Riyadh opens land border to Qatari pilgrims

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    In addition, King Salman ordered to send Saudi Arabian Airlines planes to Doha to transport all Qatari pilgrims directly to Jeddah and for all their costs to be covered at his expense. Simon Lalong, has disclosed that the state government is sending 616 Muslims on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this year. On his Twitter account, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, hailed the move by Riyadh on Thursday and criticized Qatar for "politicizing the hajj".
  • Markets are rolling over as Trump scraps his business council

    Markets are rolling over as Trump scraps his business council

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    Bannon belittled white supremacists, but dodged suggestions that as the onetime executive chairman of Breitbart News he had helped fuel the current white-nationalist movement. CEOs had begun tendering their resignations from White House panels after Trump's initial comments following the Saturday violence. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Mr Musk tweeted at the time.
  • Malala has been accepted into Oxford University

    Malala has been accepted into Oxford University

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    Pakistani Nobel Prize victor Malala Yousafzai got accepted in Oxford University. After surviving a shot to the face by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for writing about the life under the regime, Malala has been a staunch advocate for a girls' rights to education.
  • South Korea considers sending envoy north, rules out war

    South Korea considers sending envoy north, rules out war

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    We have many, many hard issues where we don't necessarily share the same perspective", Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army . At a rally at Powell and Market in San Francisco this week demonstrators chanted, "North and South is ONE Korea" and called for an end to USA military provocation in North East Asia.
  • Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

    Floods kill more than 300, fears rise for 600 missing

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    Officials at Freetown's central morgue said yesterday that 105 of the more than 300 officially dead were children. He noted that, he was not surprise for such good-will gesture from the Chinese government and people because they are always one of the first to support Sierra Leone in times of hard moment.
  • Georgians hit by Obamacare subsidy uncertainty

    Georgians hit by Obamacare subsidy uncertainty

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    On Twitter he wrote, "Let Obamacare implode , then deal". There are three ways his administration is helping things along, and three ways California is trying to counteract the federal moves (see video). "In the agencies' estimation, under the policy, about 5% of people live in areas that would have no insurers in the nongroup market in 2018", the budget office said.
  • Rahul Gandhi inaugurates 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru

    Rahul Gandhi inaugurates 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru

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    According to original plan, the civic body in Bengaluru had planned to set up almost 200 Indira canteens by 15 August. In his recent tweet, Mr. Rahul Gandhi expressed his enthusiasm about inaugurating the Indira Canteen. "Compared to other states, the num ber of people who can't afford two meals a day is more here.Indira canteens will address this", he said. The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka is aiming to push its populist agenda in a city where its main opposition ...
  • Rises if Risk is On, Falls if Risk is Off

    Rises if Risk is On, Falls if Risk is Off

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    It's mid August, but the week ahead has a number of important market drivers, including Tuesday's monthly retail sales report and Wednesday's release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting. Gold, viewed as a safe haven for investors in troubled times, fell 0.6 percent to $1,274 an ounce. The Swiss franc reversed a two-week losing streak and was also on track for its biggest daily gain against the euro since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency in January 2015.
  • Lexington's Confederate statues will not be moved to Veterans Park

    Lexington's Confederate statues will not be moved to Veterans Park

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    On a voice vote the council approved Mayor Jim Gray's request to move the statues of Confederate officers John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge to an undetermined location. Chief Barnard also said he spoke to police in Charlottesville about how to improve his strategy for preventing violence if protest groups show up in the city.
  • Gert Strengthens into a Hurricane, Spreads Surf Along East Coast

    Gert Strengthens into a Hurricane, Spreads Surf Along East Coast

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    Over the next couple of days, swells from the storm may produce unsafe rip currents and surf from North Carolina to Long Island as well as Bermuda, forecasters said. That system was given a 20 percent chance of storm formation over the next five days. "Another tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 miles per hour or 24 km/h".
  • NDP government ends grizzly bear trophy hunt in BC

    NDP government ends grizzly bear trophy hunt in BC

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    The ministry estimated that there are about 15,000 grizzlies in the province. However, hunters who kill strictly for meat are still allowed to do so, provided they don't take those body parts. They will also review how to mitigate any negative economic impacts from the change in policy. Many readers could see this news and automatically think that it would be seen as a win by environmentalists and conservationists, and a blow to hunters.
  • Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden

    Rare white moose captured on film in Sweden

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    So, how rare exactly are these handsome creatures? A rare white moose captured on film in Sweden has people around the world mesmerized. Nilsson had been searching for the rare animal for three years, according to P4 Varmland Sveriges Radio .
  • Anthony Scaramucci believes Donald Trump should fire Steve Bannon

    Anthony Scaramucci believes Donald Trump should fire Steve Bannon

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    And Palomarez, who is the president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said Trump's much-criticized statement on the Charlottesville rally was the fault of those he surrounded himself with. As for the president, Trump made a "huge sacrifice to do this stuff", giving up "what was a luxurious lifestyle", Scaramucci said. "You guys have been super rough on me and super rough on him, but he is a compassionate person".
  • Beijing, Seoul protest as Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Beijing, Seoul protest as Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

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    Japan commemorated the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II with a state-sponsored ceremony in Tokyo, attended by relatives of the war dead. Normally, reporters and other media representatives stake out the site to see which ministers visit the main shrine by 5 p.m. when the gates close.
  • Boston, Gillette Stadium On List Of Potential World Cup 2026 Host Sites

    Boston, Gillette Stadium On List Of Potential World Cup 2026 Host Sites

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    The other potential Canadian cities, encompassing a total of nine stadiums, are Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, and Regina. The request essentially asks cities to declare if they want to be part of the hosting bid. The FIFA World Cup could be coming to North Texas. There will be 80 matches at that World Cup as it expands to 48 teams. Of the interested cities, the committee will create a shortlist in late September before cities prepare a final bid in early January.
  • President Trump issues statement after signing Executive Order on infrastructure

    President Trump issues statement after signing Executive Order on infrastructure

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    President Donald Trump will look to reinvigorate his stalled push for a sweeping infrastructure bill Tuesday when he meets with some of his top aides in NY to discuss the plan. "This is them basically telling you spin", said Fugate. During the appearance, Trump showed a several-foot-tall flow chart of the current permitting process that can take 10 years.
  • Tropical Storm Gert strengthens, expected to become hurricane late Monday

    Tropical Storm Gert strengthens, expected to become hurricane late Monday

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    Tropical Storm Gert has picked up some wind speed. The storm is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane (winds 74mph+) before encountering the cooler waters of the northern Atlantic. Gert will steer clear of land, including the US coast, but there still could be rip current risks along the beaches and waves. A turn toward the north is forecast for tonight , followed by a turn toward the north-northeast by Monday night.
  • Centre assures of help to Assam as 10 more die in floods

    Centre assures of help to Assam as 10 more die in floods

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    According Assam State Disaster Management Authority, those killed in the flood included six in Kokrajhar district, two in Dhemaji and one each in Lakhimpur and Morigaon. Defence PRO Lt Col S Newton said, "Red Horns Division, under the aegis of the Gajraj Corps, moved swiftly to the aid of people of lower Assam affected by floods amidst a heavy deluge and pouring waters of overflowing rivers".
  • GOP pushes Trump for more after initial Charlottesville statement

    GOP pushes Trump for more after initial Charlottesville statement

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    Democrats and Republicans urged Trump to be more specific about his blame for the violence, after some white supremacists had marched through the streets cheering the President's name. "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy", said Mr Frazier. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also took a moment to directly condemn the alt-right and white supremacists in America.
  • North Korean goods are being labelled 'Made in China'

    North Korean goods are being labelled 'Made in China'

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    The adviser, speaking at a background briefing ahead of the president's signature kickoff of the probe, said Trump would order U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation into China's practices. territory. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said last week China would pay the greatest price for United Nations sanctions on North Korea due to its economic ties with the pariah state, but that it was prepared to do so for the sake of world peace.
  • Man charged with car-bomb plot on Oklahoma City bank

    Man charged with car-bomb plot on Oklahoma City bank

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    An Oklahoma man was arrested early Saturday after he attempted to detonate what he thought was an explosives-laden van next to an Oklahoma City bank, federal prosecutors say. Varnell's alleged months-long efforts to obtain explosive devices, pick and case his target, and find anti-government allies willing to support his crusade are detailed at length in the complaint.
  • Pence opts for balancing act on Venezuela

    Pence opts for balancing act on Venezuela

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    Pence is in Colombia kicking off a trip to several Latin American countries, many of which were alarmed by Trump's recent comments. During a news conference, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he told Pence the us must not even consider military action in response to Venezuela's crisis.