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He told Judge Steven O'Neill that he had decided not to testify after speaking with his lawyers. The extramarital affair was an example of a flaw in Cosby's character, and not criminal behavior, McMonagle said. They cast him as an unfaithful husband - but not a criminal. Cosby leaned forward in his chair for most of the defense's closing, occasionally reacting with small nods.
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    International prosecutor calls for arrest of Gadhafi's son

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    ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in a statement called on Libya and other states to arrest Saif. Saif, whose whereabouts are not known, was last seen by an independent global observer in June 2014. A United Nations -backed government in Tripoli has struggled to impose its authority and has been rejected by factions in the east. He was sentenced to death in absentia by a Tripoli court for crimes against humanity committed while leading the repression of the revolt against his father, which ...
  • At least six dead in burning London tower

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    The blaze appears to be the worst in London since a 2009 fire in the city's south killed six people, including three children. London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police have confirmed there have been fatalities and I extend my condolences to their loved ones.
  • Docentes completaron un mes de paro en Colombia

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    Al respecto, el presidente de Fecode, Carlos Rivas, aseguró que el motivo del paro, que afecta a más de ocho millones de estudiantes, no es solo salarial. "No estamos pidiendo que sea ya, sino que haga un compromiso de que va a plantear una reforma constitucional para reformar el Sistema General de Participaciones para garantizar más recursos para la educación, pero no se quiere comprometer con eso", agregó el portavoz.
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    Mediante la plataforma digital indican que en la zona se encuentran ya llegando los venezolanos para sumarse a la convocatoria de la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática ( MUD ). Los manifestantes que la cerraron desplegaron una gran Bandera de Venezuela en el lugar. Pero efectivos de seguridad del Estado lo impidieron disparando lacrimógenas y perdigones contra la gente.
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    Qatar's rapid moves to circumvent the worst effects of the week-old blockade come in the midst of escalating diplomatic efforts by the emirate to rally worldwide support for its case. Other countries, including Gulf state Kuwait, have joined in attempts to heal the rift in the region. Pakistan has close ties with the kingdom but also business ventures in Qatar.
  • Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

    Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

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    The far-right National Front (FN) was seen third with 13.1-14 per cent. The far-left party of Jean-Luc Melenchon had 11 percent while the Socialists, who dominated the last National Assembly, had just 7 percent. The party is on track to lose at least 200 seats, and much of its funding. It will remain the main opposition party, but it is hard to see how it will exercise this function.
  • Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

    Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

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    The rules were introduced a year ago as the department was processing claims from thousands of students who say there were defrauded by for-profit colleges. Eight states and the District of Columbia filed a motion in federal court Tuesday seeking to retain the rules. Senator Manchin expressed his concern about the significant cuts to the Department of Education and its effects on schools, students and families in West Virginia.
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    The London apartment building that was engulfed in a deadly blaze early Wednesday has been the subject of resident complaints over fire safety for years. The building was being monitored by structural engineers amid concerns it could collapse. He said: "It's horrendous. This was just done to tart it up and match the nearby building".
  • Palestine FM slams Israel premier for 'hindering peace'

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    Israeli authorities on Tuesday advanced plans for 1,500 housing units in the West Bank, including units for the first new official settlement in some 25 years, according to left-wing Peace Now, which tracks settlement activity. "Israel today maintains an entrenched system of institutionalized discrimination against Palestinians in the occupied territory - repression that extends far beyond any security rationale", Whitson added.
  • Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12

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    Large pieces of debris could be seen falling from Grenfell Tower, a 1970s council block in the working-class north Kensington area - a short distance from chic Notting Hill. Firefighters rescued many people and are still trying to put the fire out in the 24-storey block 12 hours on. London's Ambulance Service said it had taken 50 people to five hospitals.
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    Local residents had warned a year ago about a potential fire risk caused by rubbish being allowed to accumulate during the refurbishment. Damage caused by Wednesday's apartment complex fire in Kensington , England, is likely to largely be covered by reinsurance, according to Protector Forsikring ASA, the insurer for the building.
  • Congressional Staffer Zachary Barth Shot During GOP Baseball Game, Says He's 'Okay'

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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was also among those who were shot. "The security officers risked their lives, as did several Alexandra policemen who quickly arrived on the scene". Capitol law enforcement, reports Fox News. "Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts (and) in your prayers during this extremely hard time", Williams stated via his Tweeter account.
  • Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

    Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

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    Law enforcement officers have reportedly identified James Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, as the alleged shooter who opened fire on a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday morning , injuring several people including Rep. "Our courageous Capitol Police perform a challenging job with incredible skill, and their bravery makes democracy possible", said President Trump. Members of Congress were practicing for a game that was scheduled for Thursday night at Nationals Park.
  • Tiroteo en San Francisco deja varios heridos

    Tiroteo en San Francisco deja varios heridos

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    Asimismo, se reportó que el presunto pistolero , cuya identidad aún no se ha revelado, murió durante el suceso. El establecimiento de UPS se encuentra en la zona este de San Francisco , a unos cuatro kilómetros del centro financiero de la ciudad.
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    The group were probing Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co.'s in China's Jiangxi province, which is owned by parent company Huajian Group. Qiang's group, which is based in NY, "was planning to publish a report next month alleging low pay, excessive overtime and the possible misuse of student interns", according to the report.
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    Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at the closed-door session that she admitted she was the one "who got us into this mess" and vowed that she would be the "one who will get us out of it".
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    Tiroteo en un depósito de mensajería UPS en San Francisco

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    Un hospital ha recibido a numerosas víctimas del tiroteo . Múltiples víctimas estaban siendo atendidas en el Hospital General de San Francisco , según informó Brent Andrew , vocero del centro médico. El establecimiento de UPS se encuentra en la zona este de San Francisco , a unos cuatro kilómetros del centro financiero de la ciudad. Por su parte, UPS confirmó en un comunicado que el sospechoso es un trabajador de la empresa.
  • London fire: we warned of 'catastrophic event,' says Grenfell Tower Action Group

    London fire: we warned of 'catastrophic event,' says Grenfell Tower Action Group

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    Thirty people have been taken to five hospitals across the city, the London Ambulance Service said, adding that they have declared the fire a "major incident" and have 20 ambulance crews at the scene. Fabio Bebber wrote on Twitter: "More screams for help as the fire spreads to another side of the building". A tower block that I used to live close to.
  • Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies

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    Al-Baker also criticised US President Donald Trump for comments he has made linking Qatar to supporting terror. "We have no clue about the real reasons". On its front page Monday, Al Raya seemed to ignore the crisis, focusing instead on the emir's Ramadan iftar "in honor of the Royal Family in Qatar".
  • Highlanders defeat British and Irish Lions 23-22

    Highlanders defeat British and Irish Lions 23-22

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    You've also got to take the ref to one side, do what you can to butter him up, be nice as pie to him. The two sides traded penalties in the opening exchanges with Dan Biggar cancelling out Lima Sopoaga on 17 minutes. "We need to come away from these with wins and I'm sure there were a few key moments in the game that if we could go back in time, we'd change them".
  • 6 killed, dozens injured in massive London high-rise blaze

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    The London Ambulance service says 30 people have been taken to five hospitals after a massive fire at a high-rise apartment building in west London . There are a lot of Muslims living there and people choose up to stay up and wait so it was certainly a factor for me and others. It was fire up, up, up.
  • Majority whip among those shot at congressional baseball team practice

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    Earlier: Capitol Police said officers who were part of Mr Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. "He was dragging his body from second base", Brooks said. In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams , one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention.
  • Gunman shoots US congressman during baseball practice

    Gunman shoots US congressman during baseball practice

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    Your all-courts press to take down President Donald Trump and the Republican Party has already caused chaos in the streets of America, on the campuses of colleges across America. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. "Our lives were saved by the Capitol police", Paul said .
  • Fire spreads through London high-rise

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    Ronnie King, the Honorary administrative secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Fire Safety & Rescue Group, told LBC that recommendations from a report on that blaze have not been properly reviewed. She only learned of the fire when a neighbor called her. Freud, who is married to the screenwriter and director Richard Curtis, and lives with her family in Kensington, said: "If anyone needs help and a roof, please let me know".
  • London Fire Survivor Says He Was Lucky

    London Fire Survivor Says He Was Lucky

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    At least 30 people were sent to hospitals. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. It continued: "It is our conviction that a serious fire in a tower block or similar high density residential property is the most likely reason that those who wield power at the KCTMO will be found out and brought to justice!" "There's a fireman shouting "get down the stairs", one of the block's residents, Michael Paramasivan, told BBC radio.
  • Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

    Rita Ora: I used to play in Grenfell Tower block

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    Flames from the inferno lit up the night and smoke spewed from the windows of the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington where more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze . This story has been corrected by removing reference to 15 being treated for smoke inhalation, which was information from an older incident. The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 24th floor of the building.
  • Deputy And Husband Indicted For Murder In Texas Chokehold Death

    Deputy And Husband Indicted For Murder In Texas Chokehold Death

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    A sheriff deputy in the Houston area and her husband were indicted on Thursday with the choking death of a 24-year-old man during a fight outside a Denny's restaurant last month, a prosecutor said . A grand jury found probable cause after hearing evidence for almost eight hours. "We are only asking for life in prison", Wendy Maldonado, Hernandez's aunt, told reporters .
  • Yo Senators, Quit Being So Mean to Jeff Sessions

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    The attorney general stepped aside from the Justice Department probe into Russian meddling in the campaign on March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on two previously undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
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    El supuesto financiamiento va en contra de la ley Helms Burton, aprobada por el Congreso estadounidense en 1996, y que ordena la vigencia de las restricciones económicas hasta que Cuba cumpla ciertas condiciones, entre ellas que la familia Castro abandone el poder .
  • Watch Ubisoft's Big E3 Event Live Right Here

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    Ubisoft Singapore had the enviable task of taking the best feature from Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and turning it into a standalone game called Skull and Bones . Ubisoft displayed a lot of high quality software planned for 2017 and beyond. The spectacular trailer for Beyond Good And Evil 2 was a big surprise at Ubisoft's E3 show, with the original game having come out and cemented itself as a fan favourite 14 years ago.
  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russia

    PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russia

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    External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay termed the meeting a "fresh impetus to a multifarious relationship". Modi, in a private convesation with Rajoy, called for strengthening bilateral cooperation to fight terrorism as "both our countries" have faced the security challenge.
  • Five big changes coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall

    Five big changes coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall

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    Tim Cook announced that the Apple watch will now have an updated software with new watch features and personalized alerts. Previously iOS didn't support FLAC playback, but in iOS 11 it does. The only difference is that Bounce forwards and backwards. Dragging and dropping files and media content between Apple apps is also supported. Through machine learning improvements, more types of Memories videos are generated.
  • Opposition Parties hold meeting to choose next presidential candidate

    Opposition Parties hold meeting to choose next presidential candidate

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    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu are expected to meet with Sonia Gandhi on Friday. "No names were discussed today but the process has just begun". The sources said Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge would represent the Congress party in the 10-member group, which also includes other senior opposition leaders such as Janata Dal-United's Sharad Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad and CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury.
  • Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Testimony

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    Asked if he was willing to give his side of the story, Mr Trump replied: "100 per cent". "I'll tell you about that in the very near future", Trump said on Friday during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden . Mr Flynn was himself forced out after misleading the vice-president about conversations with Russia's ambassador before Mr Trump took office. "Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" he said.
  • Malaysia Airlines flight forced to turn back over bomb scare

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    A Malaysia Airlines plane has been forced to turn back to Melbourne airport after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit . "It is not a hijack". Police carrying semi-automatic assault rifles and wearing body armor took the man off the plane. The flight landed just after 11.40pm. Malaysia Airlines has released a full update on the incident on its official Twitter page.
  • Steve Scalise is the 9th sitting member of Congress to be shot

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    Barton, the team manager, said he took cover behind a dugout when the shooting started. Scalise was shot in the hip, and dragged himself from the infield to the outfield. The gunman's comment made to Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis right before the mass shooting may indicate a political motive. "I don't know. If 26 children and teachers dead in Sandy Hook doesn't move this institution, I'm not sure anything will", Himes said.
  • Brexit: EU negotiator warns United Kingdom 'I can't negotiate with myself'

    Brexit: EU negotiator warns United Kingdom 'I can't negotiate with myself'

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    The chancellor's new stance appears to be a U-turn, according to the Independent , after he announced in March that Britain would not stay in the EU's customs union after Brexit. Macron said during a press conference with May in Paris on Tuesday that "of course the door is always open as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished".
  • Television reporters told to stop filming in Senate hallways, prompting outcry

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    Hunt added that Senate staff said the conditions for interviewing lawmakers now include "previously granted permission from senator AND Rules Committee of Senate". "Not a good idea", Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat from West Virginia, said about the rule change. "He seemed to imply they weren't going to change the policy, but I'm not going to put words in his mouth", Klobuchar told reporters.
  • Tory talks with the DUP are 'going well' so far

    Tory talks with the DUP are 'going well' so far

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    Though Theresa May once warned her party that it was seen as the "nasty party", some Conservatives now fear that the DUP association will entrench rather than remove that label. May headed to Paris later Tuesday to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, and the two leaders attended a friendly football match between France and England.