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Flight attendants recreate Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video

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As Britney Spears prepares for Friday evening's concert - the first of two at Bangkok's Impact Arena - three parodies of her " Toxic " video, which featured the multi-platinum recording artist as an air stewardess, have themselves become worldwide hits. Read More »

Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

According to the Washington Examiner, Jon Ossoff's campaign raised over $24 million, while Karen Handel's campaign only raised $4.5 million. Relative success for Democratic candidates in the Kansas and Montana special elections had raised expectations for Democrats in SC. Read More »

Police name terrorist suspect targeting Muslim Londoners

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Police said on June 23 that Osborne had been charged with a terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the incident. "They were calm and collected and managed to calm people down and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge had this group of mature brothers not stepped in". Read More »

North Korea calls itself 'biggest victim' in US student Otto Warmbier's death

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to an American college student who was detained there for over a year and died after being returned home to OH in a coma. The agency did not provide further details on how Mr Warmbier was treated under detention or what might have caused him to lapse into a coma. Human Rights Watch said Warmbier's death "after being abused in North Korean custody" proved the regime was willing to "brutalise and kill to ... Read More »

Family of London attacker are 'devastated'

Darren Osborne , 47, was arrested after pedestrians were targeted by a man driving a van near Finsbury Park mosque in North London in the early hours of Monday morning. Darren Osborne was briefly detained after a van hit Muslims at a time when they were offering midnight prayers in Finsbury Park . Prime Minister Theresa May described the crash as a "terrible incident". Read More »

Court Upholds Tambuwal's Election As Sokoto Governor

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He therefore dismissed the suit. However, the judge Justice Gabriel Kolawole held that he plaintiffs were unable to prove the alleged irregularities in the primaries. He had argued that there was non-compliance of the said primaries to laid down rules by the party to select its flagbearer. He had also asked the court for an order compelling INEC to withdraw the certificate of return issued to the governor and present it to him on the grounds that he was the lawfully elected candidate of ... Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Trump weighed into the race, tweeting support for Handel. "If we think we're going to win these elections because President Trump's at 35 percent, I think in districts like mine and certainly Georgia and SC, it takes more than that", said Rep. Read More »

Cuban Americans speak out ahead of Trump's Little Havana visit

This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the reason for these changes is because of how the Cuban regime treats its people. "My administration's policy will be guided by key USA national security interests and solidarity with the Cuban people", the draft of the eight-page Presidential Policy Directive said, according to the website. Read More »

Baseball gunman a lone wolf, FBI says

He fired 60 shots as he stalked the Alexandria, Virginia field, injuring Scalise and three others, from a modified 7.62mm caliber SKS rifle and a 9mm handgun before he was killed, likely by Capitol Police officers on Scalise's protective detail. Read More »

USA asks China to pressurise North Korea to reduce escalation

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music. Read More »

Hundreds get food poisoning in Iraqi displaced camp

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The outbreak at the UNHCR Hasansham U2 refugee camp east of Mosul affected an estimated 800 people, according to CNN . The Health Ministry reported that two people died, but the provincial governor said there had only been one death, The U.N. Read More »

Korea denies torturing USA student Warmbier

His death heightened the conflict between the North and the United States already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early a year ago as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the U.S. Read More »

UK's May Edges Toward Deal With DUP to Keep Grip on Power

Not only has the Tories' defeat in the recent British snap election caused anger and disaffection against Prime Minister Theresa May among the party, her decision to seek a partnership with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland ( DUP ) to form a coalition government has also sparked widespread controversy. Read More »

Merkel slaps down May on Brexit talks

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It's a project, an ambition", he told reporters. His remarks came as he arrived for an European Union summit in Brussels - his first ever. The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, said there are "thousands of questions to ask" about May's proposals, and questioned why the British leader was laying them out with European Union leaders instead of with the Brexit negotiators. Read More »

At least 15 dead in twin Pakistan blasts

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Jamaat ur Ahrar, a group affiliated to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. Ramadan ends this weekend. A second official confirmed the explosions and toll. The Kurram region, a district in the federally administered tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan, has endured many militant attacks because it borders war-torn Afghanistan. Read More »

Dems, media trying to turn Ga. loss into win

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Virtually every non-Democrat who is familiar with the words Nancy Pelosi is a member of the Republican base - imagine the GOP deciding in 2016 that its path back to power involved winning over voters who gag at the mention of John Boehner . Read More »

Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official

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Meanwhile, the dead bodies and injuries were shifted to Headquarter Hospital Parachinar where 30 injured persons were reported by in critical condition. No group claimed responsibility for the Parachinar blasts. Pakistani officials, however, have played down the presence of the Islamic State , also referred to as I.S., in the country. Read More »

At least 11 dead in Pakistan bombing

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A military statement said it dispatched two helicopters to Parachinar to evacuate the injured to hospitals in Peshawar . Emergency has been enforced in the regional hospitals of the largest city of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Read More »

North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier

Dennis Rodman suggested Friday that he is partly responsible for the release of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier , who died Monday after being released by North Korea. The 22-year-old, who died on Monday just over a week after being flown home to OH, had spent a year suffering from a severe brain injury that North Korean doctors claimed had been caused by a heart attack and taking a pill for botulism . Read More »

Gov. Doug Ducey says US Senate's health bill falls short

The tax was imposed to help pay for Obamacare . "It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. "This bill may change, but Republicans will only be putting lipstick on a devastating blow to Americans' health care", said Sen. Read More »

26 picks into the NBA draft round 1, no seniors selected

Long and athletic, Jackson will bring speed and athleticism to an promising young Suns squad who will give team fits come 2nd half of the National Basketball Association season. The above passage on the Timberwolves pretty much sums up why Chicago was a huge loser . At No. 21, Oklahoma City selected Terrance Ferguson, who played in Australia after initialing committing to Arizona out of high school. Read More »

Flood Warnings Loom Prior to Deadly Storm Anniversary

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The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain across West Virginia starting late Thursday and continuing into early Saturday from Tropical Storm Cindy until another front pushes through Friday night into Saturday . It may be three to six inches or more rain is a possibility, along with flash flooding. Emergency crews helped some people from stranded vehicles in Muncie, Indiana, including a almost submerged SUV at a railroad underpass. Read More »