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Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns amid sexual assault allegations

A series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault has prompted the resignation of an Indian government minister, the most prominent public figure named in the country's own #MeToo movement.

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Mary Bono: USA Gymnastics boss quits after Simone Biles & Aly Raisman criticism

The interim boss of USA Gymnastics resigns after her appointment was criticised by Olympic champions Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

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A Top Indian Minister Resigns, but Can #MeToo Reform Government?

India’s governing party promised to champion women and economic growth, but more women are leaving the work force than ever, partly over safety ...

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Immigrant Caravan Organizer Held After Trump Threatens Honduras

The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding ...

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Idaho wildlife official resigns over dead baboon photo

A state wildlife commissioner has resigned amid an outcry over gruesome hunting photos.

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India guru Rampal sentenced to life in jail for murder

The self-styled holy man murdered five women and a baby during a bloody standoff with police.

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in Turkey. Speculation has been growing that Turkey could allow Andrew Brunson to return to the United States, ending ...

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Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

Nikki Haley dismisses speculation that she will challenge Mr Trump for the White House.

South African finance minister Nhlanhla Nene resigns

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted the resignation of the country's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene on Tuesday.

Haley resigns as Trump ambassador to U.N., catches officials off guard

The former South Carolina said she would not run for the White House in 2020, but would back the president's re-election.

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Sheriff: Veteran Ambushed Officers Coming to Question Adult Son

The decorated 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers had set an ambush for investigators ... /
South Carolina man who shot and killed police has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins

The shooter who killed a decorated South Carolina police officer during a violent standoff has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins. The post South Carolina man who shot and killed police has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick ...

Father used homemade bomb in Allentown car explosion to kill son, friend

Jacob Schmoyer, 26, sent letters to authorities detailing his "miserable life" before setting off the device Saturday. /
After white gunman shoots six cops, killing one, many want to know how he was taken in alive

  A South Carolina community is reeling after a veteran police officer was gunned down during a violent standoff with a gunman who opened fire from his home and shot at deputies as they tried to serve a search warrant. —Melania Trump’s Africa message said to clash with her husband’s American policy— Terrence Carraway, 52, ...

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb resigns in latest blow to Macron

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has submitted his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron, according to okeswomen from the Elysee Palace and the Interior Ministry.

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7 Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Carolina; Suspect in Custody

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired ...

Gay teacher in Zimbabwe resigns after death threats

A gay deputy headmaster of a boys' school in Zimbabwe has resigned after death threats and pressure from parents.

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Gay Zimbabwe teacher resigns after death threats

He revealed his sexuality at the elite Zimbabwe boys' school before a newspaper outed him.

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South Sudan national team coach Ahcene Aït Abdelmale resigns

The head coach of South Sudan's national team Ahcene Ait Abdelmalek resigns due to questions over his team selection.

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Chinese Media: Trump Election Allegations 'Crazy Talk,' 'Creative Strategy'

China has rejected accusations from President Donald Trump that Beijing is meddling in the upcoming U.S. elections, with some Chinese media calling the suggestion “crazy talk” and others noting the remarks were just “campaign strategy.” Trump made the rare and very public accusations Wednesday during a meeting of the United Nations Security ...

DeGrom becomes 5th pitcher to accomplish this feat since 1969

Mets starter Jacob deGrom finished the season with a flourish. He boasted a 10-9 record despite a 1.70 ERA and a 269/46 K/BB ratio in 217 innings.

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5 European states reach deal on fate of 58 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The ship carrying the migrants had been stranded in the Mediterranean and became the subject of a days-long standoff.

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Rosenstein to Meet with Trump Thursday

The White House says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday, following news reports that the senior ...

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Reports: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Expects to be Fired

U.S. media reports say Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expecting to be fired. While some reports suggest that he has discussed resigning, ...

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World Trade Body to Rule on US, China Anti-Dumping Spat

A World Trade Organization arbitrator will step into a years-old dispute brought by China over U.S. anti-dumping measures. A trade official said Friday the arbitration was triggered automatically after the U.S. objected to Beijing's request for authorization to retaliate against more than $7 billion worth of U.S. goods in the case. The case ...

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Merkel’s Spy Chief, a Hero to the Far Right, Is Removed After Public Rift

The standoff had raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus was too close to the far right to monitor extremist groups effectively.

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