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The Australian consumer group Choice reported that some automakers were putting faulty Takata air bags in recalled vehicles as a temporary solution. The ACCC then makes note of CHOICE's findings, stating: "Some cars have already had their airbag replaced with one treated with a water-absorbing chemical created to address the problem, but these may also degrade over time".
  • Liverpool sign Andy Robertson from Hull City on a 'long-term' deal

    Liverpool sign Andy Robertson from Hull City on a 'long-term' deal

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    Hull City left back and Scottish worldwide Andy Robertson has completed an £8M signing to Liverpool FC - with Kevin Stewart travelling in the opposite direction for a similar fee. "Hopefully together we can enjoy a memorable season to help the Club get back into the Premier League and be where we all want to be". Even before Robertson was announced on Friday afternoon, Liverpool fans were busy analyzing what impact he would have on their team.
  • Severe thunderstorms, flooding possible this weekend in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast

    Severe thunderstorms, flooding possible this weekend in Northeast Ohio: Weather forecast

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    Daytime highs will be slightly cooler. The big weather story is the heat for one more day before a cold front brings scattered storms late this afternoon through tomorrow morning and 'cooler' temperatures tomorrow . There is even a Heat Advisory for Montgomery and Toombs Counties until the early evening. Some sun giving way to clouds with showers and t-storms late this afternoon; humid.
  • A look at the deadliest migrant suffocation incidents

    A look at the deadliest migrant suffocation incidents

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    The driver was arrested and almost 20 others rescued from the lorry were taken to hospital in a serious condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke. Of those who suffered heatstrokes, "a lot of them are going to have some irreversible brain damage", he said. Ten immigrants being smuggled into the United States in a tractor-trailer have died.
  • Fighting in Afghan province kills 6 soldiers

    Fighting in Afghan province kills 6 soldiers

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    On Friday, Helmand Gov. Hayatullah Hayat said it was believed that the police officers were not in uniform, which may have resulted in mistakenly identifying them as Taliban fighters. A government official said security authorities were investigating the incident and could not confirm that Mullah Haibatullah's son had been killed.
  • Kushner 'inadvertently omitted' assets worth 10.6 million on disclosure report

    Kushner 'inadvertently omitted' assets worth 10.6 million on disclosure report

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    He reportedly updated his federal disclosure form three times to add over 100 names on a list of foreign contacts a form he needed to submit in order to get a security clearance. The business earned her more than $5 million between January 2016 and March 2017, disclosures show. She stands to earn additional income from her stake in the hotel in Washington.
  • Despite criticism and protests: Poland will hold the judicial reform

    Despite criticism and protests: Poland will hold the judicial reform

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    Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with European Union also voicing concern. "Today, where the government has begun to make the activities of Poland's supreme court as well as those of the council managing the courts subject to its own, it is clear that we're looking at a general attempt to limit the independence of Poland's judiciary as a whole", Pikamäe said .
  • Raging wildfire in California spreads rapidly, forces thousands from homes

    Raging wildfire in California spreads rapidly, forces thousands from homes

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    Officials said the fire was 15 percent contained after almost $11 million was spent to battle the blaze. Evacuation orders were lifted for the town of Mariposa due to decreased fire activity. Firefighters were battling 17 blazes across California. Dewey, 64, said people in their 30s have opened several new businesses and wine bars, attracting lots of young tourists.
  • Erdogan Denies Reports of Blacklisting German Firms for Supporting Terrorism

    Erdogan Denies Reports of Blacklisting German Firms for Supporting Terrorism

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    Speaking with Reuters he insisted German investments in Turkey are fully guaranteed by Turkish law. "Turkey's doors remain wide open to foreign investment, including German investment", he said in a speech in Istanbul. But if there were I would definitely expect Germany and its trade links, its holdings, many large German companies - DAX companies - are deeply invested in Istanbul.
  • Total solar eclipse across the United States one month from today

    Total solar eclipse across the United States one month from today

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    Most of the country will see a partial eclipse, but if you want to be a part of the group that gets to see the complete eclipse, you may have to make travel plans. While the very best viewing will be in places like Columbia and Charleston, what you'll be able to see in Charlotte will still be incredible. NASA recommends only using eclipse glasses with ISO 12312-2 printed on them that have been manufactured by four US companies: American Paper Optics , Rainbow Symphony , Thousand Oaks ...
  • Saudi Arabia says Gulf crisis can only be resolved within GCC

    Saudi Arabia says Gulf crisis can only be resolved within GCC

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    To that, the Emir said tonight that Qatar is "fighting terrorism relentlessly and without compromises, and the global community recognizes this". Sheikh Tamim reiterated his country's willingness to fight terrorism on Friday. Rex Tillerson , the USA secretary of state, called for sanctions to be lifted on Qatar in the wake of the country's recent efforts. "I hope the four countries will consider as a sign of good faith lifting this land blockade which is really having the most, I think ...
  • OJ Simpson granted parole after serving almost nine years in prison

    OJ Simpson granted parole after serving almost nine years in prison

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    Asked by one board member whether he had been "humbled" by his incarceration, he replied: 'I wish this never would have happened.' He added, 'I am sorry that things turned out the way they did'. Simpson apologized for his crime in the hearing, but at times seemed combative, and shifted blame onto others involved in the robbery. "But as a man and a father he has done his best".
  • State House Committee Rejects Texas Expansion Of Marijuana

    State House Committee Rejects Texas Expansion Of Marijuana

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    It said Thursday that its passage "would result in bad economic consequences". The move to meet at midnight is part of an effort to put pressure on the Texas House, which had blocked many of Patrick's favored bills - like the "bathroom bill" and a school vouchers push - during the regular session.
  • Could OJ Simpson Walk Free Today?

    Could OJ Simpson Walk Free Today?

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    He was found guilty by a jury on all 12 charges and given the maximum sentence of 15 years. A Nevada board voted to grant O.J. Simpson parole on Thursday. More than two decades later, interest in Simpson is higher than ever. The case, which featured a colorful cast of seedy characters, secret recordings and a Las Vegas heist, read like a low-budget parody of "Ocean's Eleven", CNN wrote at the time.
  • Excessive Demands From US Likely Damaged Economic Dialogue With China

    Excessive Demands From US Likely Damaged Economic Dialogue With China

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    In a brief statement after the U.S. After a long day of meetings, the US was only able to claim that "China acknowledged our shared objective to reduce the trade deficit which both sides will work cooperatively to achieve", but the USA and Chinese trade representatives failed to agree on how best to alleviate the $347 billion trade deficit that accounts for roughly 70 percent of the USA global imbalance, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions

    Exxon Fined $2M for Tillerson-Era Breach of Russia Sanctions

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    ExxonMobil blatantly violated US sanctions on Russian Federation when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led the oil company, USA authorities alleged on Thursday. While at Exxon Mobil, Tillerson generally opposed sanctions because he thought they were usually ineffective. Mr Sechin was Mr Tillerson's main partner as Exxon sought to drill in the Arctic's Kara Sea, which has vast untapped potential.
  • U.S. fully lifts ban on laptops on airplanes from Middle East

    U.S. fully lifts ban on laptops on airplanes from Middle East

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    The ban originally applied to airports in Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jidda and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. An Emirates spokeswoman said it had worked with USA authorities to meet the requirements of the new security guidelines for all United States bound flights.
  • India ready for talks with China on border standoff

    India ready for talks with China on border standoff

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    In a toughening of its stand, India has said that China will have to withdraw its troops from Doklam sector on the Bhutan-China border if they want India to pull out its Army from the disputed area. According to Chinese media report, the drill was conducted not far from Doklam, which is at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan. "China and India are two great neighbours that can not afford to be hostile to each other".
  • Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

    Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

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    Gabriel said, from now on, his government would not be in a position to encourage German businesspeople to invest in Turkey , and would not provide investment guarantees for German companies . Separately, Thursday's edition of Handelsblatt reported that a list was handed to the Federal Criminal Office containing "dozens" of companies including Daimler AG and BASF SE that are accused by Turkey of supporting terrorism .
  • Trump Election Commission To Meet In Person For First Time

    Trump Election Commission To Meet In Person For First Time

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    Trump previously alleged that major fraud also occurred in New Hampshire in 2016 - of which the Secretary of State says he has seen no proof. In the same year, there were four documented cases of voter fraud . Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama called the president's commission a "sham" and said she's anxious it will target people of color. 'We call on every state to give its full support and total cooperation in this effort, ' Trump said Wednesday.
  • England defeat South Africa to enter final, highlights

    England defeat South Africa to enter final, highlights

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    It came down to the final over at Bristol where England and South Africa were giving it all they had for a spot in the ICC Women's World Cup final. But on the day she failed to take her side over the line. The duo of Fran Wilson and Katherine Brunt were forced to rebuild the innings and after putting together a partnership of 28 which soaked up 50 deliveries, Brunt was bowled by Moseline Daniels to put South Africa back in the ascendancy.
  • Unexpected fall in inflation

    Unexpected fall in inflation "dilutes" prospect of an interest rate hike

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    Despite the fall, living standards in Britain are still falling as price increases outpace wage rises. In May, pay shrank 0.7 per cent after accounting for inflation , the worst month for real wages in three years. The data will ease fears about the impact of Brexit on the economy and could postpone further calls for the Bank of England to raise interest rates.