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Global Media British man reportedly killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka
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Search and rescue teams combed the area called Crocodile Rock to search for the 24-year-old, who was thought to be a journalist for the Financial Times . He added that this was the first case of crocodile attack inside Sri Lanka. The attack reportedly occurred at a surfing spot known as Elephant Rock, on the southeastern side of the island, where tourists can spot elephants, peacocks, birds, as well as crocodiles.

Global Media Singapore Grand Prix extends Formula 1 until 2021
Author: 0 Singapore Grand Prix extends Formula 1 until 2021

Back in November 2016 , then F1 boss Bernie Eccelestone, said that Singapore was no longer interested in hosting the annual race as it has become a destination hotspot, achieving its original goal. Aside from being a street race, the Singapore GP is also known for holding a strong line-up of concerts as well as other entertainment shows. This event has also showcased Singapore as a lovely, vibrant and attractive destination to over 780 million worldwide broadcast viewers.

Global Media Sixth Grader Allegedly Assaulted by Teacher After Not Standing During Pledge
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East Middle School student Stone Chaney told local news outlet ClickOnDetroit that he was pulled from his desk by his teacher consultant and made to stand for the pledge despite refusing to do so. Stone said another teacher the next day yelled at him to stand up. Stone, a sixth-grader, said he doesn't want to go back to East. Chaney's father said that he is not comfortable sending his son back to the school.

Global Media Chicago mayor applauds 'sanctuary cities' ruling
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Friday's decision marked the second time this year a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's efforts to force sanctuary cities to cooperate on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department argued that it has discretion to attach conditions to the Byrne grants and that Chicago was effectively demanding that the USA give it control over the program.

Global Media Ig Nobels Awarded For Research Into Big Ears, Feline Fluidity
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The traditionally bonkers celebration of all things gloriously eccentric - but crucially scientific - included the usually hail of paper airplanes, as well as actual Nobel laureates handing out the awards . Dr. Milo Puhan's Ig Nobel peace prize-winning discovery is a godsend for anyone who lives with an unbearably loud snorer. It "also improves the sleep quality of partners", researchers concluded.

Global Media Turkey, Iran, Russia agree on Borders of Syria de-Escalation Zones
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They expressed gratitude to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kazakhstani authorities for hosting the 6th International High-Level Meeting on Syria in Astana. The May plans for de-escalation zones, with Russia , Iran and Turkey as guarantors, were initially revealed in a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry .

Global Media Haley: N. Korea Will Be 'Front and Center' at UN Assembly
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The Trump administration has repeatedly demonstrated that it is willing to exhaust all diplomatic options before applying military force, but the diplomatic window appears to be closing. North Korea is likely to top the agenda of next week's meeting of the UN General Assembly. But she said there's only so much the U.N. Security Council can do "when you cut 90 percent of the trade and 30 percent of the oil".

Global Media Iraq's Kurdish parliament backs Sept 25 independence referendum
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The referendum has been opposed by Baghdad because it would threaten the integrity of Iraq and distract the ongoing fight against Islamic State militants by Iraqi forces. Western officials have once again pressed on Kurdish leaders to cancel the 25 September independence referendum by threatening not to grant worldwide legitimacy to the elections.

Global Media UVA president criticizes Jefferson statue shrouding
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Almost 89 percent of respondents thought the "Unite the Right" rally had "gone too far", while "over half" believed UVA President Teresa Sullivan should have more explicitly condemned the participants. Sullivan noted Jefferson's championing of religious freedom and his authoring of the Declaration of Independence. She added: "In apparent contradiction to his persuasive arguments for liberty and human rights, however, he was also a slave owner".

Global Media Vatican diplomat recalled amid child porn investigation
Author: 0 Vatican diplomat recalled amid child porn investigation

Vatican prosecutors said on Friday they opened an investigation into the case and the priest in question had returned to Rome, according to a statement . Dominican prosecutors balked at the recall, and never filed charges because Wesolowski had diplomatic immunity as a staff member fro the Vatican. The Vatican yearbook lists three counselors who work under the nuncio, or ambassador.

Global Media From the National Weather Service: Tropical Storm Jose
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Jose is expected to fluctuate between a hurricane and a tropical storm over the next several days. An Air Force Hurricane Hunters plane will investigate Jose midday Friday to obtain a better wind speed estimate. AccuWeather reports Jose will track between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States into next week, generating unsafe seas in the process.

Global Media Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn
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The Trump administration said Frank wrote that it would be his "honor to mow the White House lawn ". "Even though I'm only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for". He added that his day was "jam-packed" with media interviews, watering plants, mowing the lawn and visiting the Oval Office with his dad. Trump tweeted a video in the afternoon that recapped Frank's day, which included his appearance in the briefing room, meeting the President and Vice ...

Global Media Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really?
Author: 0 Being a New Yorker … I was like, the eclipse? Really?

Mr Mnuchin said his staff withdrew the request after finding another way to ensure he could communicate securely. The department defended Mnuchin, saying he requested the plane so he could keep in contact with government officials while he was away.

Global Media Trump irritates United Kingdom over train bomb claim
Author: 0 Trump irritates United Kingdom over train bomb claim

President Trump on Friday advocated for a "larger, tougher and more specific" travel ban in response to a bomb explosion in London's subway system. He did not immediately offer condolences to the British people. On that occasion, May was forced to upbraid the United States leader, saying "I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan" after the London Bridge attack .

Global Media Police Called To University of Sydney Same-Sex Marriage Protest
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Central Queensland could be poised to deliver a "no" vote on marriage equality if the results from ABC's Voter Compass were replicated in the Same-Sex Marriage postal survey. "We are absolutely committed to legislating for marriage equality", he said. After two years of tortured debate over same-sex marriage within the Coalition, MPs moved to portray the survey as the mechanism to settle the issue "once and for all".

Global Media Resolution condemning hate groups signed
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While urging Trump to "speak out against the hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy", the resolution also honored an anti-racism protester, who was killed after a neo-Nazi sympathizer intentionally drove a vehicle into a crowd on August 12 in downtown Charlottesville , a historic college town.

Global Media Former St. Louis Officer Declared Not Guilty Over 2011 Shooting
Author: 0 Former St. Louis Officer Declared Not Guilty Over 2011 Shooting

Main St.in O'Fallon. Stockley's lawyer argued that his client acted reasonably at the end of a "near-death" police chase to arrest a drug suspect who endangered the officers' lives as well as innocent bystanders on St. In testimony on his own behalf on August 8, Stockley said he "had to do what he had to do" and "would violate" any policy if the policy put his life in jeopardy.

Global Media Help Rohingyas 'regardless of politics', says United Nations about India's policy
Author: 0 Help Rohingyas 'regardless of politics', says United Nations about India's policy

The Supreme Court had asked the government to file the affidavit on a plea against the deportation of illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants to Myanmar . "It undermines India's security", Rijiju tweeted. Mohammad Yusuf, the head of a Rohingya refugee camp in Jammu told PTI that they were staying in the region out of compulsion and they did not know they were going to Jammu when they fled and entered India.

Global Media Fiery end to Cassini's Saturn mission
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Previous results from the Cassini spacecraft showed Enceladus has chemical energy that indicates life. But the agency didn't want to risk Cassini accidentally crashing into one of these moons and spreading around Earth microbes. Plus, the spacecraft captured as much data as it could up until the very end . For a couple of minutes, while its antenna was still pointed at Earth, Cassini sent out data on the new uncharted territory, as it was the first time the probe entered Saturn's ...

Global Media At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma
Author: 0 At Least 8 Dead At Florida Nursing Home After Irma

Sanchez says a criminal investigation into the deaths has been opened. The facility had lost power for several days, said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief. Harrison on the Florida Health Innovation subcommittee which oversees legislation governing Florida nursing homes. Dr Randy Katz, medical director of the emergency department at Memorial Regional Hospital, said the hospital began receiving patients early on Wednesday.

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