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Police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST before crashing into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament. Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries but later discharged. A third…

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Trump has no black senior White House staff

(CNN)None of President Donald Trump’s senior White House officials are black. “I was the only African-American at the table. If I left, which I did, when I left, there has been no new appointment of an African-American assistant to the President, which means that people are making decisions about us, without us,” Manigault Newman said Sunday in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” ‘Focused on getting results’ Don Lemon rips Trump over personal attack A lack of diversity in the Trump administration extends beyond the West Wing and into…

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Used syringes found in beach litter pick

‘Unprecedented’ amount of rubbish dumped at beach Needles found on McDonald’s baby changing table He said: “It’s not just Ogmore beach – we recently found a needle at Aberthaw beach as well. “I’m just scared for the public in case the unthinkable may happen. Needles are dangerous and parents should be aware of possible dangers at the beach.” The syringes were found in a clean-up on 4 August and a council spokesman said reports of discarded needles would be treated “as the highest priority”. Related Topics Ogmore-by-Sea Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45180173

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‘Mulan’ First Look Shows Disney’s Live-Action Princess Is Ready For Battle

Mulan” movie might not have a quasi-bisexual love story or a quippy dragon sidekick named Mushu, but we’re still ridiculously excited for the ancient Chinese tale to return to the big screen.  released the first image of the legendary warrior played by Chinese superstar Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) on Monday to announce that the film has begun production.  The live-action adaptation is based on  Fans noted that the actress’ pose resembles one struck by the character in the animated version’s climactic final battle.  “It’s a big, girly martial…

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A 1960s Reporter Asks People in Sydney If Theres Life on Other Planets

In an ABC News (Australia) segment from August 31, 1962, Ray Taylor asks an eclectic mix of Sydneysiders, “Is there life on other planets?†Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/1960s-reporter-asks-people-if-theres-life-on-other-planets/

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Prosecution rests in Paul Manafort trial

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)Prosecutors rested their case Monday afternoon in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “If I had my recommendation … the loan would not be made,” Brennan said in court Monday. Brennan, who wrote a memorandum about a second $6.5 million loan the bank extended to Manafort, said he had given the loan a rating of “4.” But in court Monday, he said he shouldn’t have done that. A very stable, high-quality loan would get a rating of “1,” and any rating less than “4” wouldn’t…

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FM denounces ‘racist’ burka comments

Muslims warn PM of Johnson ‘whitewash’ Outspoken AM voted UKIP assembly leader Defence classes over Islamophobia fears In an interview with ITV Wales on Sunday, Mr Bennett said seeing people wearing burkas in Wales made him feel uncomfortable, claiming it was an “alien culture”. He said it showed an unwillingness to integrate and called for a debate on the issue, adding: “It feels like I’m in Saudi Arabia but in Cardiff, in Canton.” Mr Bennett added: “It’s certainly not a pleasant feeling for many people in Britain, who are British…

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This One-Pan Pasta Recipe Is Flawless In Less Than 30 Minutes

one-pan pasta. The first step is blooming the aromatics. That means heating up a healthy glug of olive oil (or butter) with garlic, sliced chiles or hearty herbs. Once your aromatics are infused and golden, it’s time for the liquid. Now’s the fun part, when you get to use up whatever random stuff you have lying around in your fridge. I’m talking about throwing in all that leftover chicken, that sad handful of cherry tomatoes or that half-empty jar of capers that’s been sitting on the shelf for months. And…

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Kavanaugh v. Giuliani: can a president be subpoenaed?

Washington (CNN)Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow’s headlines today. “They are insisting the President was only there because they were doing renovations to the White House,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins said. “Even though they did not mention these renovations before the President left to go to New Jersey.” Trump brought with him a table affixed with the presidential seal, in case anything needed to be signed. And the White House is releasing daily descriptions…

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Teenager kidnapped and tortured by two men

The court heard how Rennie had only been released from a prison term for car-jacking a week before he carried out the attack. The victim, said to be “very shy” and a “young-looking 14-year-old”, was described as an “obvious target” for the pair. Prosecutor Jane Farquharson told the court: “It is clear their motivation was to obtain money, but in their intoxicated state greed overtook and they went so much further.” ‘Fast-moving and frightening’ The schoolboy did not give evidence during the trial. He was instead questioned by lawyers at…

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CNN 10 – August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/12/cnn10/ten-content-mon/index.html

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36 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

(CNN)An explosion killed 36 people Sunday in the Syrian town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, according to the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer force. The White Helmets said that their volunteers rescued 10 people from the rubble of the explosion and they “are working tirelessly, searching and rescuing, in unbelievable areas of destruction and death.” The White Helmets were founded in late 2012 and early 2013, growing from a few dozen to several thousand members. The group responds to aid and rescue other civilians when an explosion, fire or…

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Afghan forces confront Taliban militants in Ghazni days after brazen attack

(CNN)Afghan security forces are engaged in intense fighting with Taliban militants in Ghazni, three days after the start of an offensive on the strategic city that has so far killed more than 150 people, according to a local member of parliament. The move perhaps the most serious challenge to the government’s hold in urban areas since the Taliban briefly occupied the city of Kunduz in 2015, and comes at a time when the Trump administration appears to be accelerating negotiations with an insurgency it has been fighting for 17 years.…

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Can’t Decide On A Birth Control Method? This Should Help

birth control options to choose from. And while that’s great, it also can be incredibly overwhelming. There are side effects, frequency of use, hormone amounts, your lifestyle and numerous other factors you need to consider. Some of these side effects might be positive changes, or one of the reasons you’re prescribed that type of BC in the first place. However, it’s certainly wise to be mindful of what you’re experiencing when there’s the potential for a slew of effects as well. Villavicencio said choosing a birth control should be a “joint decision”…

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