August 2019

August 31, 2019
Seven dead after man goes on shooting rampage in Texas

The death toll in a west Texas shooting rampage has increased to seven as authorities investigate why a man stopped by state troopers for failing to signal a left turn...

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August 31, 2019
Five dead after man goes on shooting rampage in Texas

At least five people are dead after a man stopped by Texas state troopers for failing to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people...

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August 31, 2019
Five dead after shooting in Texas

Five people have died and at least 21 have been injured by gunfire in a shooting in West Texas.

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August 31, 2019
‘Multiple victims’ after shooting incidents in Texas

Police say there are “multiple gunshot victims” in West Texas after reports of two suspects opening fire in the area of Midland and Odessa.

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August 31, 2019
‘Multiple victims’ after shooting in Texas

Police say there are “multiple gunshot victims” in central Texas after one or more suspects opened fire.

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August 31, 2019
This amazing headphone bundle deal is back for Labor Day weekend

The Sonys are perfect when you're on-the-go and the Sennheisers are great at home and work.

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August 31, 2019
Harvard is wealthier than half the world’s countries… because someone has to prop up the status quo

Harvard University has more money in its endowment than 109 countries have wealth, a recent report said, and it's not the only school with more cash than most nations. For...

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August 31, 2019
An anonymous flyer denies Bigfoot is the reason for bridge closure

An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a town in Vermont, in the US, has got locals talking about the mythical forest...

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August 31, 2019
US engages in piracy and threats – Iran’s foreign minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter to denounce the US' actions towards his country. In his latest message, directed at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Zarif...

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August 31, 2019
'We will not be silenced' - thousands of people protest against Boris Johnson's plans to suspend Parliament

THOUSANDS of people have flooded the streets of Britain today to rally against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial plan to suspend Parliament.

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August 31, 2019
Knife attack in Lyon leaves one dead and nine injured

One person was stabbed to death and nine others injured by a knifeman outside a station near the French city of Lyon, before police managed to detain him.

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August 31, 2019
Manhunt after knife attack in Lyon leaves one dead and six injured

French police are hunting for at least one suspect after a knife attack near Lyon that left one dead and six injured.

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August 31, 2019
Children grow body hair from alleged drug mix-up in Spain

Parents of babies and toddlers in Spain who have developed abnormal body hair plan to sue a pharmaceutical company that put a treatment for hair loss into packages meant for...

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August 31, 2019
Greece adopts tougher measures to deal with new migrant spike

The Greek government announced it will introduce a set of new actions in order to deal with a renewed migrant flow. The move comes as over a dozen migrant boats...

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August 31, 2019
Man to be freed after 36 years in US prison for stealing €46

A man sentenced to life in prison in the US for stealing $50.75 (€46) is to walk free after having his jail term reduced to time served.

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August 31, 2019
The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Saturday

This Saturday is the perfect time to splurge and treat yourself.

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August 31, 2019
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's official account has been hacked, sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers.

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August 31, 2019
Afghan forces thwart Taliban attack on Kunduz, bring city under control – MoD

Government troops regained control over Kunduz, repelling a massive attempt by the Taliban to capture the city, TOLO News reported on Saturday, citing acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khaled. At least...

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August 31, 2019
10 features we'd like to see on the next iPhone

All-day battery and unbreakable glass, as always, top list. Improved selfies and better screen shots would be great. Apple announces on Sept. 10th.

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August 31, 2019
Rewinding a Netflix account hack: Why would somebody bother?

Netflix accounts don't really offer the selling potential stolen Facebook accounts do, but they still tempt a subset of hackers.

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August 31, 2019
Assassin of Robert F Kennedy attacked in prison

Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F Kennedy, has been stabbed in prison.

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August 31, 2019
Tesla gets tax break in China, but it hardly makes it more attractive to customers – Boom Bust

Exemption from a 10-percent purchase tax gives Tesla hope in the important Chinese market, but RT's Boom Bust investigates whether it's enough to offset Elon Musk's firm's other troubles. On...

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August 31, 2019
Hurricane Dorian menaces Bahamas en route to Florida

Hurricane Dorian has gained strength as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, bearing down on the north-western Bahamas en route to Florida's east coast.

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August 31, 2019
Hong Kong police fire water cannons, rounds of tear gas at anti-government protesters

Hong Kong police fired rounds of tear gas and briefly fired blue-dyed water from cannons on Saturday outside the local headquarters of the China People's Liberation Army to try to...

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August 31, 2019
96-year-old Second World War veteran ‘breaks Scuba diving record’

A 96-year-old British Second World War veteran said he has broken his own world record as the oldest Scuba diver.

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August 31, 2019
'NBA 2K20,' 'Gears 5,' 'Borderlands 3' and 'Zelda' make for big month of new video games

September begins harvest season for anticipated video game releases. 'The Legend of Zelda,' 'Gears 5' and 'Borderlands 3' are among month's best bets.

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August 31, 2019
India looks to import more LNG from Russia’s resource-rich Arctic region

Indian companies are going to purchase more Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG), including from new projects in the Arctic region, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. “The LNG market...

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August 31, 2019
Trial date set for five men accused of planning September 11 attacks

The long-stalled war crimes trial of five men being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on charges of planning and aiding the September 11 terrorist attacks will begin in 2021.

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August 31, 2019
Dorian has become an 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 hurricane - forecasters

Dorian has become an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, forecasters said.

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August 31, 2019
Iranian official tweets at Trump after apparent rocket failure

An Iranian official has published an image of a satellite after an apparent rocket explosion at the space centre where it was meant to be launched.

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August 31, 2019
Plan to plant a whopping 22m trees (more than 6,000 Croke Park pitches) a year to beat greenhouse gases

An attempt to transform the Irish landscape with nature's own carbon captors will see 22 million trees planted every year for the next 20 years.

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August 31, 2019
Hong Kong police storm underground with batons as protests rage

Protesters in Hong Kong threw petrol bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed an underground rail carriage and hit passengers with batons...

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August 31, 2019
Hong Kong protesters set fires in 13th weekend of protests

Protesters in Hong Kong threw petrol bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the street on Saturday, while police fired tear gas and blue-coloured water from cannons in the...

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August 31, 2019
Tear gas fired by police as protesters march again in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police are using tear gas and a water cannon to try to drive back a fresh wave of pro-democracy protesters outside government headquarters.

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August 31, 2019
Police prepare for confrontations as protesters march through Hong Kong

Large crowds of protesters are marching in central Hong Kong as police prepare for possible confrontations near the Chinese government's main office and other locations in the city.

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August 31, 2019
Hundreds rally as Hong Kong protests begin for 13th straight weekend

Hundreds of people are rallying in a football field in central Hong Kong as a 13th straight weekend of pro-democracy protests gets under way.

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August 31, 2019
Assassin of Robert F Kennedy attacked in prison

Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F Kennedy, has been stabbed in prison.

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August 31, 2019
Shoppers to face 'spaces on shelves' as beef plants run short

The country's largest beef processor has warned it had exhausted all its stocks of fresh meat this week at two of its plants.

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August 31, 2019
Pence's visit to Ireland brought forward as Trump cancels his plans to tour Europe

US Vice-President Mike Pence's visit to Ireland, due to take place on Friday and Saturday, has been brought forward to earlier in the week.

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August 31, 2019
Jennifer Rubin: 'Mattis may drop 'duty of silence' by election - but only public can bring down president'

Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis has shared some of his private thoughts with 'Atlantic' editor Jeffrey Goldberg, including an account of the compelling final scene of his time in...

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