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Crocodile slaughter: Indonesian city kills 292 crocodiles after death

The villagers buried Sugito on Saturday, but putting their body into the ground was not a calming act of katarsis. Instead, sorcerers gathered in the Sorong district of western Papua, Indonesia, shovels and hammerers, clubs and ropes, and went looking for those responsible for the country's deaths and hundreds more. Sugito, who worked in a tofu factory and was known …

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The USA signals that it would consider some exceptions for Iranian oil

"We will strongly enforce Iran's nuclear punishment," said Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin Friday. "We have told our counterparts that we expect them to enforce the sanctions, but if there are specific situations, we are open to listening." Mnuchin and State Secretary Mike Pompeo talked with reporters aboard the Pompei plane as they flew back from Mexico, where they held …

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Obama calls on the Kenyan leaders to calm down ethnic tensions

KOGELO, Kenya (Reuters) – Formerly US President Barack Obama urged Kenya's leaders to turn their backs against the fragile ethnic policy that has often wasted in violence and stopping corruption. Former US President Barack Obama addresses delegates during the launch of the Sauti Kuu Resource Center near his ancestral home in Nyangoma Kogelo city in Siaya County, Kenya, July 16, …

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World Cup afterglow gives France a highly necessary step

PARIS – With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France's winning country team returns to a big "Merci!" From a grateful nation that was very urgent. "Eternal happiness" said Monday's title in sports daily Equipe summarizes the mood of many who hope this euphoria will last for months – even years. France prepared to welcome home the national football …

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The UN urges Israel and Gaza to "go back from the warlock"

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, spoke only a few hours after an escalation in violence that saw 200 projectiles fired against Israel from Gaza and dozens of disruptions were launched in response, according to Israeli Defense Forces. "Yesterday we went to the war, Mladenov said at a press conference in Gaza on Sunday." And it has …

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Mnuchin says that the United States will consider some exceptions from Iran's sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants to avoid disturbances in global oil markets as they reopen sanctions against Tehran and in some cases will consider exemptions for countries that need more time to wipe off their oil imports from Iran, US Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin said. PHILPHOTO: US Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin Testifies About Household Financial Services …

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Trump-Putin meeting: Live updates from Helsinki

Mr. Trump began the meeting day by blaming the United States for its poor relationship with Russia, throwing aspirations about the federal investigation of Moscow's cyber attack at the 2016 presidential election, although he said he felt "just fine" about meeting Putin in a couple Tweets sent on Monday before heading for breakfast at the Mantyniemi Palace, was the residence …

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Netanyahu visits the southern region after Gaza escalation

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli city bordered by Gaza on Monday, pummeled with rockets over the weekend from the strip and told community leaders where Israel is engaged in a "long battle". [19659002] Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes one day after an informal violence fired in order to end 24 hours of intense battle against …

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Formerly the UK Cabinet Secretary is seeking new referendum from Brexit

LONDON (AP) – A former minister of the Conservative Party has urged the British public to be heard in a new referendum on whether Britain will leave the European Union. Former Minister of Education Justine Greening told BBC Monday, the Parliament is "gridlocked" over Brexit. She said that she and other senior conservative party legislators favor a new vote. Greening …

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