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    Two women file new $100m lawsuit against Epstein estate

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    Two more women have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, accusing the tycoon of having sexually abused them 15 years...

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    US justice department issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:24pm on August 17, 2019

    The United States justice department unveiled a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge...

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    Shooting victim widower invites whole town to funeral

    Agence France-Presse . El Paso | Updated at 12:27am on August 17, 2019

    A large crowd of mourners was expected to attend the funeral late Friday of a woman whose death in the El Paso mass shooting left...

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    US advances sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:23am on August 17, 2019

    The White House has advanced a proposal to sell $8 billion worth of advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, a move that would likely anger...

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    Water crisis grips US city

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    A growing water crisis gripped a US city Thursday after environmental officials discovered high lead levels in tap water, sparking worry and highlighting creaking infrastructure...

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    July 2019 hottest month for planet

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank...

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    Trump proposes mental asylums

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    More mental hospitals are needed to take potential mass killers off the streets, president Donald Trump said Thursday in response to recent mass shootings, while...

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    Israel bars visit by two US lawmakers

    Reuters. Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05pm on August 16, 2019

    Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after...

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    Employees urge Google not to work with US immigration officials

    Agence-France-Presse . United States | Updated at 12:47am on August 16, 2019

    Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop ‘engaging in human rights...

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    Six US police wounded in Philadelphia shooting

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:40pm on August 15, 2019

    Six police officers were shot and wounded in the US city of Philadelphia on Wednesday during an hours-long incident that began when police tried to...