• ConCourt decriminalises private dagga use, rules current act is unconstitutional
ConCourt decriminalises private dagga use, rules current act is unconstitutional

South Africa's government's had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was "harmful" to people's the health. "The order also makes clear that the relevant provisions are only unconstitutional to the extent that they trench upon the private use and consumption of a quantity of cannabis for personal purposes, which the legislative considers do...

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  • Graham open to having Kavanaugh accuser go before committee
Graham open to having Kavanaugh accuser go before committee

Martha McKenna, a Democratic strategist from Maryland, said by phone that the Kavanaugh allegations are "just another layer to an already highly motivated electorate". Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, said in a statement following the report that the timing of the allegations shortly before the committee's scheduled vote was ...

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  • Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win
Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin Marathon win

Eliud Kipchoge obliterated the marathon world record with an astonishing 2:01.39 run in Berlin on Sunday. In doing so, he becomes the first person to ever run under 2:02:00, in a time that won't be beaten soon. Amos Kipruto finished second in 2:06:22, with former world record holder Wilson Kipsang third in 2:06:47. Eliud Kipchoge resets...

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  • Gas Explosions Set Dozens Of Homes Ablaze In Multiple Boston-Area Communities
Gas Explosions Set Dozens Of Homes Ablaze In Multiple Boston-Area Communities

Teams of firefighters, police, and gas company workers were out in force overnight, shutting off gas to the 8,000 impacted homes . "We don't know today how long this will take". A middle school in North Andover and a senior center in Andover were set up for evacuees, according to the agency. The streets were darkened after nightfall as power was...

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  • Iowa Democrats announce Cory Booker as keynote speaker for fall gala
Iowa Democrats announce Cory Booker as keynote speaker for fall gala

The memo, tucked toward the end of almost 10,000 pages released Friday, provides greater insight into Kavanaugh's views on executive power that are expected to feature prominently in his Senate confirmation hearings. The Vermont Democrat spent much of his questioning during the confirmation hearing asking Kavanaugh about whether he had received, ...

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  • Trump administration to threaten ICC judges with sanctions, prosecution
Trump administration to threaten ICC judges with sanctions, prosecution

Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton , said the United States would not "sit quietly" if the ICC came after it, Israel , or other U.S. "We are not retreating from our efforts to achieve a lasting and comprehensive peace". "We will respond against the ICC and its personnel to the extent permitted by USA law", he said.

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  • Man arrested in extraordinary airport car chase
Man arrested in extraordinary airport car chase

An amateur video posted online showed the vehicle smashing into the building with a bang and showed the view afterward of the smashed doors on either side. The driver first broke through a security barrier at the Lyon-Bron business airport before changing direction and heading to Lyon's main Saint-Exupery airport about 20 kilometres (12 miles) away...

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  • Trump mispronounces 'anonymous' during New York Times spray
Trump mispronounces 'anonymous' during New York Times spray

Zaid argued that if the author really intends to curb Trump , there was "greater value" in maintaining their position. Another said the "Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", pointing to the growing USA economy as an achievement.

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  • Alex Jones permanently banned from Twitter
Alex Jones permanently banned from Twitter

From there, Jones describes Rubio as "snake-like" and calls him a "little frat boy". "You're not going to get arrested, man". "I don't know who you are, man", Rubio said as Jones repeatedly interrupted him. Alex Jones fought with Sen. "He doesn't know who I am, but he is so mad", Jones said with excitement. Jones asked. "I didn't say that", ...

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  • White House: Iran, Russia Gear Up for Mass Strike in Syria
White House: Iran, Russia Gear Up for Mass Strike in Syria

More than half of Idlib is controlled by militants from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), while much of the rest is held by rebels backed by Turkey . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are scheduled to meet in Tehran on Friday for a trilateral...

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  • Anwar calls out caning of lesbian couple during visit to Philippines
Anwar calls out caning of lesbian couple during visit to Philippines

The women, aged 32 and 22, were given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers at the Sharia High Court in Kuala Terengganu in front of about 100 people. Thilaga Sulathireh, from the group Justice for Sisters , who witnessed the ordeal, was concerned about the safety, privacy, harassment, humiliation and trau...

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  • Washington Operative Who Lobbied For Ukrainian Party Charged
Washington Operative Who Lobbied For Ukrainian Party Charged

Although the charges were not brought by Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, they stem from his team's work, and overlap substantially with its continuing investigation, suggesting Patten could be a useful witness.

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  • White House Counsel Don McGahn Set to Depart Trump Administration in Fall
White House Counsel Don McGahn Set to Depart Trump Administration in Fall

Mr Mueller's probe into claims that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 USA elections is dogging the Trump presidency. "McGahn was not aware that Trump planned to send the tweet before it posted, The Washington Post reported , citing a source".

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  • Trump's failures on McCain show his true self
Trump's failures on McCain show his true self

Tributes to McCain, meanwhile, poured in from other world leaders and statesmen including former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush . John McCain , in a farewell message, urged Americans not to lose heart over politics, expressing optimism about the country's ability to overcome what ails it.

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  • Trump turned down statement for John McCain in favor of tweet
Trump turned down statement for John McCain in favor of tweet

It will conclude almost a week of events honouring the man, whose body will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona State Capitol and on Friday in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, with a formal ceremony and time for the public to pay respects.

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  • Scott Morrison invites Donald Trump to Australia in first phone call
Scott Morrison invites Donald Trump to Australia in first phone call

He had told colleagues that he would not run for party leader against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull . Friday's ballot among Liberal Party lawmakers means Australia's sixth change of prime minister in 11 years, prolonging an era of extraordinary political instability.

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  • Kremlin, before meeting with Trump adviser, bemoans US apathy
Kremlin, before meeting with Trump adviser, bemoans US apathy

The meetings are aimed toward "opening up channels" and 'break through some of the difficulties we've had, ' he added. Bolton wasted little time in mentioning he had brought up the election meddling . Bolton said he and his counterpart covered an array of topics, including nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, counterterrorism, illegal imm...

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  • Islamabad denies Pompeo, Khan discussed terrorism in Pakistan
Islamabad denies Pompeo, Khan discussed terrorism in Pakistan

Among other issues which were discussed in the second cabinet meet of Imran Khan's government, it ordered an audit of all mega transport projects carried out in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces which were sanctioned during the previous government.

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  • Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction
Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paula Duncan, a self-described Trump supporter, said the juror, who has not been publicly identified, was not convinced that Manafort was guilty of all the charges. She said the jury chose to not consider Gates's testimony and focus instead on the documentary evidence. Manafort will face yet another trial...

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  • Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday
Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday

Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the "very unhealthy" range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors. Environment Canada says, "Smoky skies will continue across most of the province for the next few days". About 2,200 evacuees have ended up in Prince George, where some pe...

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