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Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...
North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceChina's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media say.Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North.But China, North Korea's only major ally, has been urging restraint.A White House statement said the US and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative and escalatory behaviour".Long-standing tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme worsened when it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.The regime was also angered by last week's UN decision to increase economic sanctions against it.According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that ...
Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

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Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga claims the vote was rigged.The country's election commission says Kenyatta won Tuesday's election with 54.27% of the vote, calling it "credible, fair and peaceful".Opposition leader Raila Odinga took 44.74%, said commission chairman Wafula Chebukati.Nearly 80% of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots."Having fulfilled the requirement by law... I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta... as President-elect," said Mr Chebukati.Kenyan police fired tear gas to contain protests which broke out minutes after the winner was declared.The protests erupted in Kisumu city, an opposition stronghold, and Mathare, a Nairobi slum, witnesses said.Image:Mr Odinga's opposition claims figures release...
Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

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British police searching for a jogger who knocked a woman into the path of a London bus arrested a man Thursday. London's Metropolitan Police force said the 50-year-old was arrested at a home in the Chelsea area of the city on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released pending further inquiries. Earlier this week, police released surveillance camera footage of the May 5 incident on Putney Bridge. It shows a jogger in shorts and T-shirt banging into a pedestrian, who tumbles in front of a double-decker bus. The bus stops just before hitting the woman, who suffered minor injuries. Police said Thursday's arrest followed a "good response" from the public to the video. The arrested man hasn't been charged and his name hasn't been released. ——— This story has been correcte
U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement and Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs are investigating an incident in which two Cuban diplomats allegedly used a device in an "acoustic attack" on American officials in Havana, senior officials with both countries said Thursday.A senior federal law enforcement official told NBC News that agencies are probing what appears to be an attack using ultrasound energy. The State Department's office of Diplomatic Security is leading the investigation and the FBI is helping.On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States over the allegations."Some United States government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties have reported some incidents which ha...