• Student made cookies for classmates with ashes
Student made cookies for classmates with ashes

A California family is shocked and upset after their son came home and told them another student brought cookies to school baked with her grandmother's ashes and was passing them around. He said that the cookie contained "tiny grey flecks" and that the girl had once offered him the ashes if he switched seats with another student in the classroom.

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  • Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany
Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany

During negotiations over the hostage, the man asked for the release of a Tunisian woman and demanded to be allowed to leave the train station unimpeded, Rueschenschmidt told reporters. Syrian identity documents had been found in the pharmacy, they said. Police could not confirm eye-witness reports that shots and explosions were heard.

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  • Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi as pressure builds up on Riyadh to come clean about the fate of the prominent journalist. Saudi Arabia has launched an internal investigation into the episode after an instruction from King Salman, father of the crown...

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  • Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test backing Native American ancestry
Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test backing Native American ancestry

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released DNA results showing that she had a distant Native American ancestor - something President Trump had dared her to do - White House counselor Kellyanne Conway dismissed the DNA test, calling it "junk science".

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  • Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power
Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power

Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton , and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said . It seems Clinton may have finally said something that will turn off Democrat support, more so than her statement last week that Re...

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Expecting First Baby
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Expecting First Baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun their first overseas tour as news of Meghan's pregnancy made headlines across the globe. But the latest addition to the royal family might not be a Prince or Princess. But along with the dress the Duchess of Sussex also wore a loose coat, which she kept on the whole time, despite the weather being pre...

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  • Trump Said Ulysses S. Grant Was Incredible, Not Robert E. Lee
Trump Said Ulysses S. Grant Was Incredible, Not Robert E. Lee

Lee , the famed Civil War general, at a speech in OH - but his comments are being misrepresented. But there was also a tomato tossed at the media, which made much of comments by Trump in OH on hometown hero Ulysses S. Lee "a true great fighter" and a "great general", and claimed President Lincoln developed a "phobia" of Lee. "They said to Lincoln...

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia, ahead of NZ visit
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Australia, ahead of NZ visit

After an exhausting 22-hour flight, including a stop over in Singapore, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped off the Qantas Airlines plane, during the early Monday morning hours in Sydney Airport. The tour will conclude with a four-day trip to New Zealand, where they will be greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. While in Sydney they w...

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  • First glimpse of what Princess Eugenie wore to wedding dinner
First glimpse of what Princess Eugenie wore to wedding dinner

Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a charity donation as a wedding gift to Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but did not publicly congratulate them on social media. Model Kate Moss arrived with her daughter Lila Grace Moss Hack, whilst fellow models including Naomi Campbell, Cara and Poppy Delevingne, and Pixie Geldof were also in attendance at th...

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  • South African apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha dies
South African apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha dies

Botha passed away at a Pretoria hospital on Thursday night. He is not related to the late PW Botha, the contemporary National Party politician under whom he served as South Africa's foreign minister. De Klerk also refers to Botha's "unique and colourful personality", adding in the statement that was what made him enter politics to begin with. P...

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  • Five Palestinians killed by Israelis in border protest
Five Palestinians killed by Israelis in border protest

The Bedouin village is said to be slated for demolition and Palestinian villagers have been protesting against the imminent move. It said that several Gazans later embarked on the border and approached an IDF sniper's post before being shot dead.

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  • Eight climbers dead after in snowstorm on Nepal's Mount Gurja
Eight climbers dead after in snowstorm on Nepal's Mount Gurja

Wangchu Sherpa, managing director of Trekking Camp Nepal, who organised the expedition, said they raised the alarm after they had not heard from the team for almost 24 hours. Kim is believed to be among the dead, officials said. A rescue team is on its way to the site on foot. In April, an Italian climber died after he was blown off Mount Dhaul...

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  • Hurricane Michael before and after photos capture utter devastation
Hurricane Michael before and after photos capture utter devastation

Storm surge warnings were discontinued for the Gulf Coast of Florida and the Georgia coast. Thirty miles up the coast in Panama City, blocks of beachfront homes were obliterated and debris lay strewn aside overturned vehicles. Michael left a trail of utility wires on roads, flattened tall pine trees and knocked a steeple from a church. Much of...

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  • Celebs and royals rub shoulders at Princess Eugenie's wedding
Celebs and royals rub shoulders at Princess Eugenie's wedding

Prince Charles was in attendance, as was his father Philip - despite rumours he would not turn up due to his "rift" with the bride's mother Sarah Ferguson. There were occasional blue skies on a generally cloudy, gusty day as the royal standard flew atop the Windsor Castle complex, indicating the queen was in residence.

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  • Tracking the Tropics: Development likely in the Gulf this week
Tracking the Tropics: Development likely in the Gulf this week

TS Michael has winds of 70 miles per hour and it could reach Category 2 strength by Tuesday. Many are located in the coastal town of Port St. Joe, the county's largest municipality, lying directly in the hurricane's projected path, she said.

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  • 11 dead in Haiti earthquake
11 dead in Haiti earthquake

A local government representative said 152 people were injured in Port-de-Paix, and the most seriously hurt were taken by air ambulance to the capital Port-au-Prince for treatment. In 2010, a larger magnitude 7.1 quake damaged much of the capital and killed an estimated 300,000 people. He lost his home in Saturday's quake and is now sleeping un...

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  • Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia
Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi went there to get paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, and he hasn't been seen or heard from since October 2. Turkish officials said they had concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying they think he might have been dismembered .

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  • Barkan Industrial Park Shooter Still at Large
Barkan Industrial Park Shooter Still at Large

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stark warning to the Palestinian Authority and to the global community during Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. "According to Palestinian sources, neither the brother, arrested Sunday, nor the sister have any information related to the attack, but the arrests serve to pressure the assailant ...

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  • Limo in NY crash that killed 20 failed inspection
Limo in NY crash that killed 20 failed inspection

Police said everyone inside the limousine, including the driver, died in the crash, and all those killed were adults. The limousine failed to stop at the intersection on Saturday. The travel provider then sent a stretch limousine to take the group the rest of the way. McGowan wrote , "The motor is making everyone deaf", the Times said.

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  • Voting polls close in Brazil's presidential race
Voting polls close in Brazil's presidential race

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro , from the Social Liberal Party (Partido Social Liberal: PSL) came first in the first round of the Brazil's presidential election, with 46% of the vote . Haddad can only win in the second round if he converts sceptics, galvanises Sunday's vanquished centrist candidates and their supporters and goes after h...

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  • Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'
Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm elections. "This investigation found no hint of misconduct", Senator Grassley said in a statement. You know we don't have an army. Tru...

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  • Turkey has concrete information on disappearance of Saudi dissident, authorities say
Turkey has concrete information on disappearance of Saudi dissident, authorities say

Protesters gathered outside the Saudi consulate on Monday with banners reading "We will not leave without Jamal Khashoggi ", demanding to know what had happened to the reporter. The ambassador declined to discuss the matter further, instead saying, "We don't want to harm the investigation". Turan Kislakci, a friend of Khashoggi and the head of...

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  • Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out
Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out

The headlines about cutting emissions by 45% by 2030 and getting nearly all of our electricity from renewables by the middle of the century, are all very well but a key point of this report is that successfully limiting climate change to 1.5C is not just down to cutting emissions or making lifestyle changes or planting trees - it is all of that a...

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  • Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election
Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination, declaring he was "100 percent" certain his nominee was innocent. After expressing support for Kavanaugh, he posted: "Now what Republicans must do is support those still margin...

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  • Tropical Storm Michael Forms, Forecasted to Become Hurricane By Wednesday
Tropical Storm Michael Forms, Forecasted to Become Hurricane By Wednesday

While it could strengthen to a tropical storm, it will encounter wind shear. According to the National Hurricane Center's 7 a.m. advisory, TD 14 was about 100 miles east-northeast of Chetumal on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula or about 240 miles south-southwest of Cuba's western tip.

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  • Sources say Saudi journalist killed in Turkey
Sources say Saudi journalist killed in Turkey

Turan Kislakci, a friend of Khashoggi and the head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association told the AP on Sunday that Turkish officials had told him that Khashoggi had been killed, and to make funeral preparations. "We called a few other places, these are lower officials, but they said: 'We have evidence he was killed in a barbaric way, we will ann...

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  • Missing Interpol President Was Quietly Detained by China
Missing Interpol President Was Quietly Detained by China

Grace Meng believes her husband to be in danger, AFP reported, citing a statement to reporters in Lyon, France , on Sunday. This photo shows the last message sent by Meng Hongwei to his wife, Grace Meng. France has opened an investigation. Grace Meng wouldn't speculate on Sunday on what might have happened to him. She's received no news fr...

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  • McConnell says Kavanaugh's win is a 'shot of adrenaline' for the GOP
McConnell says Kavanaugh's win is a 'shot of adrenaline' for the GOP

Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , on September 27, 2018. Mr Trump will be able to campaign on the back of an important victory, but commentators will be watching closely how the Kavanaugh affair affects women voters.

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  • Melania Trump admits she's told President Trump to 'Put his Phone Down'
Melania Trump admits she's told President Trump to 'Put his Phone Down'

Throughout her trip, Mrs Trump has seemed genuinely friendly to journalists, apparently waving at them while boarding a USA government aircraft, reports saying her demeanour seemed happier, even speaking the media about her thoughts on the Kavanaugh Supreme Court decision.

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  • Chances of Brexit deal in November are improving: EUs Jean-Claude Juncker
Chances of Brexit deal in November are improving: EUs Jean-Claude Juncker

The commission president was accused in recent months of being drunk at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels following the emergence of a video that showed him unable to walk without assistance. Asked if he thought a deal would be finalised at the summit, Mr Juncker said: "I have reason to think that the rapprochement potenti...

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