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Manafort had led Trump's campaign until August 2016, resigning after reports of his business dealings with pro-Russia figures in Ukraine. On Friday, Trump issued his first pardon to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Apraio, an early Trump supporter who had been convicted of criminal contempt related to his crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi Arabia for hajj

    Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi Arabia for hajj

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    The Hajj team deployed on the ground speaks over a dozen languages to ensure that the needs of pilgrims are met. A few other pilgrims came directly to Makkah after flying into Saudi Arabia through the nearby city of Jeddah. The centres will be supported by police aviation and high-tech equipment. The first lady, on Monday departed Abuja for Mecca , Saudi Arabia. The king also ordered aeroplanes to the tiny Gulf state to transport pilgrims to the haj at his expense.
  • USA threatens ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal

    USA threatens ISIS convoy that agreed to leave Lebanon under Hezbollah deal

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    The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah and the Syrian army had also announced a ceasefire in their offensive against Daesh on the Syrian side, namely the west mountainous region of Qalamoun. "Today, I tell the Lebanese and the whole world that we have beat terrorism". He explained that by " taking the time up front to surround these locations, instead of simply shoving them from one to another " coalition forces are able to " carry out the annihilation campaign so we don't simply ...
  • Trump pushes tax overhaul to 'bring back Main Street'

    Trump pushes tax overhaul to 'bring back Main Street'

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    The Trump tax plan doubles the standard deduction, but also appears to repeal personal exemptions , which would raise taxes on millions of low- and middle-income families: taking this into account along with other revenue-raising proposals that the campaign and Administration have mentioned would mean almost one-quarter of households in the middle fifth of the income distribution would face tax increases averaging $990 apiece, according to TPC.
  • Houston's Addicks Dam Less Than Half a Foot From Causing More Ruin

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    On Monday, as water levels were climbing at a rate of more than 6 inches per hour, the Army Corps of Engineers released water from both into Buffalo Bayou to try to prevent an uncontrolled gush. According to city officials, voluntary evacuations are expected to be issued for residents near these reservoirs. "The dams that created the reservoirs are rated among the most unsafe in the country".
  • Hurricane Harvey: Evangelist Joel Osteen denies closing Houston megachurch to Harvey evacuees

    Hurricane Harvey: Evangelist Joel Osteen denies closing Houston megachurch to Harvey evacuees

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    Osteen was criticised for not opening the doors of his 16,800-seat Lakewood Church to Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey forced more than 30,000 people to seek shelter . In a Facebook post 27th August, Lakewood Church wrote , " Lakewood Church is inaccessible due to severe flooding! ". When the first, "Your Best Life Now", nabbed a spot on the New York Times best-seller list in 2005, Osteen gave up his $200,000 church salary.
  • Cruz says flooding is preventing him from leaving Houston

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    Since the rains started falling in Houston on Friday, several northeastern Republicans have attacked their colleagues for that vote. Gov. Chris Christie deployed the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management task force Sunday night. But if Congress does appropriate funds for Harvey victims, an upcoming short-term spending bill next month to avoid a government shutdown is emerging as a possible vehicle.
  • Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh as fresh violence erupts in Myanmar

    Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh as fresh violence erupts in Myanmar

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    He would visit the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka , from November 30 to December 2. He said there is systematic oppression on Rohingya Muslims and called on the global community to take action. "We have already said that the Rohingya do not exist in Myanmar ", he said. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned coordinated attacks by insurgents on security forces last Friday, but said that the political leadership had a duty to protect all civilians ...
  • Trump Administration Lifts Limits on Military Hardware for Police

    Trump Administration Lifts Limits on Military Hardware for Police

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    The Obama order did allow for the limited use of other surplus - aircraft, wheeled tactical vehicles, mobile command units, battering rams and riot gear - on the condition that such equipment was approved by the federal government. Trump said he wished police officers would be more "rough" with suspects-a comment that was widely condemned as a presidential endorsement of police brutality.
  • China 'pleased' India withdraws from disputed border

    China 'pleased' India withdraws from disputed border

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    A press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said, "On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is ongoing". The latest was triggered by China's attempt in mid-June to construct a road in the Doklam area, a remote region in the Himalayas, which is claimed by both China and Bhutan .