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Robert Durst's 'Best Friend' Is Secret Witness in Murder Case

Robert Durst's 'Best Friend' Is Secret Witness in Murder Case

Pretrial hearings in the Robert Durst murder case continued Wednesday with testimony of a "secret" witness who was revealed as Nick Chavin, a man who once counted himself among the real estate heir's closest friends. Chavin said he had once considered Durst to be his closest friend, but Durst stopped talking to him after Chavin told Durst about a meeting he had with Durst's brother, with whom Durst had not gotten along since they were children. Read More

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North Korea's Malaysian murder mystery

North Korea's Malaysian murder mystery

Also Wednesday, Malaysian police arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese travel documents bearing the name Doan Thi Huong at the Kuala Lumpur airport budget terminal, where Kim Jong Nam was attacked. The book includes bold statements by Kim Jong Nam, which are critical of the dynasty in his home country. It indicates Kim Jong Nam had followers and his brother "felt insecure about it", he said. Read More

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Four 'unsafe and unprofessional' Russian warplanes buzz US Navy ship

Four 'unsafe and unprofessional' Russian warplanes buzz US Navy ship

The destroyer was part of the 10-day Romanian-led multinational Sea Shield 2017 exercise. The plane " flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner due to the unusually low altitude " above the USS Porter . Three fighter jets and a transport plane all engaged in flypasts which came as close as 200 yards from the Porter . Before that, in June, the United States and Russian Federation traded accusations over who was to blame for ships from each country getting dangerously close to each ... Read More

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Kremlin suggests possible Trump-Putin meeting before G20 in July

Kremlin suggests possible Trump-Putin meeting before G20 in July

Last week, Putin said that a possible venue for the first encounter with Trump could be Ljubljana, Slovenia, but stated that the choice of venue did not depend on Moscow alone. We must regrettably inform our readers that the parody is a campaign by a new dating app. The new USA administration is under pressure over Russia however because Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, is struggling to get past a controversy over a call he had with the Russian ambassador to the United ... Read More

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Boy dies after Topshop incident

The 10-year-old boy who died after a piece of furniture fell on him in Topshop has been identified locally as Kaden Reddick from Reading, Berks. Kaden Reddick suffered serious head injuries when a store display barrier fell on him at the Topshop store in the Oracle shopping centre on Monday afternoon, police said. Read More

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Trump considers signing new immigration order

Trump considers signing new immigration order

Despite the unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the constitutionality of Trump's order will ultimately be decided by the U.S. "You have not experienced being in the public office, but you have fought the uphill struggle and [fought] for more than a year in the election campaign to become a new president, and this is the dynamism of democracy", Abe said in his opening statement. Read More

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One killed, 18 injured in clashes with security forces after Kulgam encounter

All shops, business centres and private offices remained closed in the Valley. While 15 injured people have been shifted to Anantnag district hospital, three others have been referred to a hospital here, the official said. The death toll immediately triggered protests, prompting security forces to fire pellets and bursting teargas shells. Another civilian identified as 22-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo, son of Mohammad Ibrahim Itoo, resident of Hatigam village of Srigufwara Bijbehara was hit ... Read More

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Trump's official inauguration portrait yanked for glaring typo

Trump's official inauguration portrait yanked for glaring typo

Featuring a dismally smiling Trump and his signature red tie, the copy reads, "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great". Rupert did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "'Captures the essence of Trump's campaign" "to great.'" @noclador said . This isn't the first time that proxies of the White House and the administration have made a spelling error in a very public sphere. Read More

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UN Security Council to hold 'urgent' meeting following North Korea missile launch

UN Security Council to hold 'urgent' meeting following North Korea missile launch

How about the concession on the "One China" policy last week with Beijing? He said the latest missile launch shows that North Korea has improved its missile engines, changing over from liquid fuel to solid fuel. "North Korea's weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to US national security". Finally, Gardner wrote, the United States should illuminate human rights abuses in North Korea by imposing sanctions on abusers and by supporting USA and worldwide efforts to provide ... Read More

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Peru offers reward for info to capture ex-president

Judge Richard Concepcion said evidence uncovered so far in the probe warranted putting Toledo in "preventive prison" while charges of influence peddling and money laundering were prepared. On Thursday he had told reporters Toledo was outside Peru but would not say where, citing a confidentiality agreement with his client. After the judge's decision, Benitez said he would recommend Toledo not return to Peru to face a justice system he called "vindictive". Read More

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Turkish president approves constitutional change bill, sets date for referendum

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform package that aims to vastly empower his office. Erdoğan has stated that the changes are necessary to provide stability in Turkey. "Our citizens will issue the final approval on this amendment, which was completed by our parliament and signed by our president", Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said. Read More

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Top US general says more troops needed in Afghanistan

He earlier characterized the Taliban as a "narco-insurgency" and acknowledged that poppy production was up., increasing the funds available to them. Later, he added: "I believe its intent is to undermine the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". The Kremlin also did not approve removing "Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from a United Nations sanctions list, a crucial condition of an Afghan government peace deal with the warlord's al Qaeda-linked insurgent group". Read More

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Former PM Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo wins landmark presidential vote in Somalia

Gun shots have already been heard in Mogadishu as people celebrate Farmajo's victory. Farmajo, who holds degrees from the State University of NY in Buffalo, was prime minister for eight months before leaving the post in 2011. Somalia has not seen a powerful central government since former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was toppled by warlords in 1991. Somalia's instability landed it on a list of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban, even though its ... Read More

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Russian Athletes Apply to Compete as Neutral Athletes in International Events

Russian Athletes Apply to Compete as Neutral Athletes in International Events

The suspension was upheld past year, ruling nearly all Russian track and field athletes out of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Andersen said: "The road map that I outlined. The World Championships in London will begin on August 4th 2017. The IAAF unanimously opted to prolong the ban, which was initially introduced in November 2015, on the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF) at a council meeting in Monaco. Read More

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Leftover Obama Refugee Deal With Australia Draws Questions

Under the deal agreed with the Obama administration, the US will take more than 1,000 asylum seekers held by Australia off-shore in return for Australia accepting refugees from Central America. Why should the U.S.be the moral compass of Australia? "That's why we slow it down and make sure that if they are a five year old that maybe they're with their parents and they don't pose a threat", Spicer said, in reply to a question about the detention of a five-year-old Iranian boy in compliance ... Read More

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'My snake got stuck in my earlobe' - pet owner seeks hospital treatment

And that, children, is why you never let a snake near your gauge hole. "I didn't move because I really thought he was like attacking the side of my head", Glawe told Jeanne Moos of CNN. So she said the fire department came. "Put like string or something like in between my ear and the snake and like stretched my ear out more and pulled him back through and all was well". Read More

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Fighting Persists Around Eastern Ukrainian Town

The rebels' Donetsk News Agency also reported that four fighters died and seven were injured overnight along with three civilians. Fifteen separatists were killed and 24 others wounded during the operation, he added. Meanwhile, peace observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have confirmed an upsurge of violence in eastern Ukraine. Read More

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