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Putin gives pilot who landed in cornfield Russia's top medal

Putin gives pilot who landed in cornfield Russia's top medalRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out. The experienced captain, 41-year-old Damir Yusupov, said Friday that a quick landing was his only chance and he was not afraid of handling it. Putin also awarded the Hero of Russia to the plane's second pilot, 23-year-old Georgy Murzin and bestowed other top awards on the plane's cabin crew.



South Korea holds emergency national security meeting amid new North Korea launches

South Korea holds emergency national security meeting amid new North Korea launchesSouth Korea's president convened an emergency national security council meeting after his government detected North Korea's launch of two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea.



US murderer executed after choosing electric chair

US murderer executed after choosing electric chairA man put to death in the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for murdering a woman and her daughter chose in his final hours to be electrocuted rather than executed by lethal injection, prison officials said. Stephen West, who was convicted in the two killings more than 30 years ago, waited until Wednesday to choose his method of execution -- one day after Tennessee's Republican Governor Bill Lee refused his request for clemency. "After thorough consideration of Stephen West's request for clemency and a review of the case, the State of Tennessee's sentence will stand, and I will not be intervening," he said in a statement.



Woman survives plunging a mile after parachute fails to open

Woman survives plunging a mile after parachute fails to openA woman cheated death when she fell nearly a mile to the ground after her parachute and emergency back-up apparently both failed to open.Witnesses who saw her plunge nearly 5000ft to the ground said it was a miracle she wasn’t killed.She hit a clump of trees, breaking her fall, and escaped with only fractured bones, including broken vertebrae.Police Quebec in Canada are investigating whether there was any criminal negligence.After jumping from the plane at a skydiving centre in Trois-Rivieres, the woman escaped with her life by hitting a wooded area.Denis Demers, who saw her fall, told Radio-Canada: "It’s a miracle. I don’t know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that."He said it appeared that neither the main parachute nor the emergency back-up had opened.Police told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that the 30-year-old parachutist, who has not yet been identified, was an experienced skydiver.She was admitted to hospital but her life was not in danger, they said.Another witness, Oceane Duplessis, said she was getting ready to get on another plane when she saw the woman."We watched all the way to the end. We kept hoping something would happen," she said. "We were very worried. Very."According to Scienceabc.com, a person without a parachute will fall at a typical speed of 120mph – or 60 metres (196ft) a second.The skydive company, which is reported to be investigating, has been contacted for comment.



Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles backPolice say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.



A couple in Australia and their pet dog were attacked by a giant carnivorous lizard

A couple in Australia and their pet dog were attacked by a giant carnivorous lizardA 72-year-old man was seriously injured after attempting to break up a fight between his pet dog and a giant Goanna lizard.



Mexico to deport U.S. citizen suspected of supporting 'violent jihad'

Mexico to deport U.S. citizen suspected of supporting 'violent jihad'Mexican authorities arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of supporting militant Islamists in an example of Mexico's security cooperation with the United States even as the two neighbors grapple with sharp disagreements over trade and migration. The unidentified American man sought by Interpol was under investigation for supporting terrorist groups and will be deported to the United States later on Friday, the Mexico's attorney general's office said in a statement. The man was detained at a migrants office near Mexico's border with Guatemala in the town of Huehuetan with the help of officials from Mexico's National Migration Institute.



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REFILE-Turkish authorities seize 330 migrants attempting to cross to Greek island

REFILE-Turkish authorities seize 330 migrants attempting to cross to Greek islandTurkish authorities have seized a total of 330 migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos, officials said on Sunday. The coastguard in the Kucukkuyu area of the western Canakkale province said it had conducted seven operations to pick up migrants trying to make the crossing since Saturday evening. The migrants seized were Afghan, Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi nationals, it said, adding that the number attempting to cross to Lesbos had surged recently and that 699 people had been seized since Aug. 10.



Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social orderCambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money. The southern coastal city of Sihanoukville has emerged as a particular center for gambling and many of the dozens of Chinese-run casinos that have sprung up there have online gambling operations. "The Royal Government of Cambodia will stop the issuance of online gambling policy and licenses, both within and outside of the Kingdom of Cambodia, from the date of signing this directive," said a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.



Ohio white nationalist, anti-Semite arrested for threatening to shoot up Jewish community center, police say

Ohio white nationalist, anti-Semite arrested for threatening to shoot up Jewish community center, police sayAn Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown. James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $250,000 bond with a court hearing planned for Monday morning.



REFILE-Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

REFILE-Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social orderCambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money. The southern coastal city of Sihanoukville has emerged as a particular centre for gambling and many of the dozens of Chinese-run casinos that have sprung up there have online gambling operations. "The Royal Government of Cambodia will stop the issuance of online gambling policy and licenses, both within and outside of the Kingdom of Cambodia, from the date of signing this directive," said a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.



About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slumAbout 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday. Video footage showed heavy plumes of smoke billowing all around the slum area, just a few kilometres from the country's main cricket stadium. "According to our investigation committee 1,200 shanties were damaged and out of this 750 shanties burnt totally," said Enamur Rahman, junior minister for Disaster Management and Relief.



Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashedA suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunday. The 30-year-old suspect entered the police station in Surabaya in East Java on Saturday afternoon - Indonesia's Independence Day - and attacked the officer on duty, according to a police intelligence report confirmed by East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. National Police spokesman Iqbal Alqudusy said the suspect appeared to have been acting alone and became radicalised by reading material posted online by Aman Abdurahman, a militant who was sentenced to death last year for masterminding a string of deadly militant attacks across Indonesia.



UPDATE 1-U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity -Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief

UPDATE 1-U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity -Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chiefThe presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and the U.S. and Britain in the Gulf after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone in June and seized a British tanker last month for violating maritime regulations. Iran seized the tanker two weeks after British Royal Marines detained an Iranian tanker on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.



Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless U.S. deploys them

Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless U.S. deploys themRussia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact. The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia earlier this month after accusing Moscow of violating the treaty and deploying one banned type of missile, allegations the Kremlin denies. Russia has also pulled out of the deal, but Shoigu said it had no plans to deploy new missiles.



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A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice
A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after DNA helped crack the brutal rape case.
Why your DNA may be solving cold cases
Initially used to locate birth parents, genetic genealogy is now being used to nab criminals. The technique has already led to five arrests in 2018.
A father is charged after 12-year-old girl hits a man and a dog with an SUV, killing them
A 12-year-old girl hit a man and his dog with an SUV in Houston, killing them instantly, police said. Her father has been arrested and charged with criminal negligent homicide and endangering a child.
A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead
A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, authorities sad.
Police video shows fatal shooting of black teen
Colorado Springs police have released video of two officers shooting dead 19-year-old De'von Bailey as he ran away. He was later found to be carrying a gun.
A social media feud led to the killing of a 9-year-old girl in Dallas, police say
A social media rivalry between two Dallas rappers escalated into a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead days before school started, police said.
Tens of thousands of protesters turn Hong Kong park into sea of umbrellas
• Protesters attempt to restore peace after airport violence • Why Hong Kong is protesting
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Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off
A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.
Critics Say Trump Administration Is Weakening Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration is changing how the Endangered Species Act is applied. Critics say it will limit consideration of climate change, but others question if there will be any impact at all.
Stacey Abrams Talks New 2020 Voter Protection Initiative
Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tells NPR's Michel Martin about her efforts to extend voter protection programs.
U.S. Attorney Slams Philadelphia DA Over 'Culture Of Disrespect For Law Enforcement'
Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."
El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral
"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as hundreds of people whom he had never met showered him with hugs, blessings and support.
Government Checks Addresses To Prepare For Census
Census Bureau workers are spreading out across the U.S. to make sure they have a list of every home address for next year's head count. Getting left out could lead to an inaccurate 2020 census.
Chicago's Underground Snow Cone Economy
On Chicago's West Side, from the first hot day of spring until the end of summer, snow cone and candy stands sprout up to form a sweet, underground summertime economy.
Hundreds Mourn El Paso Shooting Victim
Margie Reckard was one of 22 people killed in the Walmart shootings in El Paso, Texas. Her husband, Antonio Basco, said he had no other family and invited the public to attend.
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Portland rally: Proud Boys vow to march each month after biggest protest of Trump era - The Guardian
Portland rally: Proud Boys vow to march each month after biggest protest of Trump era  The Guardian

Oregon city sees sporadic violence and a dozen arrests as Donald Trump and Proud Boys chairman denounce anti-fascists. Jason Wilson in Portland, Oregon.

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Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland
Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart.
Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hanging
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex traff
Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by police
A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Satu
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Portland rally: Far-right and antifa groups face off
At least 13 arrests are made in Portland as a right-wing rally is confronted by left-wing protesters.
Iran tanker: US issues warrant to seize Grace 1 supertanker
A judge in Gibraltar had ordered the release of the detained tanker a day before the warrant was issued.
Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79
The 1969 cult classic, which Fonda also co-wrote and produced, earned him an Oscar nomination.
El Paso shooting: Man shocked as hundreds attend wife's funeral
Antonio Basco asked members of the community to attend after his wife was killed in El Paso, Texas.
Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86
Richard Williams won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 hit film.
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander
A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.
Trump and Greenland: Other times the US bought territory
Donald Trump isn't the first US leader to seek expansion using taxpayer dollars. But did those deals work out?
Jeffrey Epstein death ruled 'suicide by hanging'
The financier awaiting trial for sex trafficking killed himself in jail, says post-mortem in New York.
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Hong Kong Protests Show Little Sign of Flagging as Large Crowds Rally for Democracy
Thousands defy a police order and march on the city's administrative district
Dozens Dead or Hurt in Wedding Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Capital
More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said
Dayton Mayor Receives Threats After Comments From President Trump
Trump after his Aug. 7 visit called a news conference Mayor Nan Whaley held with Sen. Sherrod Brown "a fraud"
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