Deadly landslide in southwestern China

Deadly landslide in southwestern ChinaFears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.

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US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits postWashington’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.

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Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor’s two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.

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Trump vs. Medicaid

Trump vs. MedicaidDespite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."

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Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies

Conjoined McDonald Twins Surgeons Reflect On Separating Babies"The one thing we knew was to expect the unknown."

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Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting

Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio ShootingA mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.

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Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.

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China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: reportPresident Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi’s visit had been “confirmed”, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.

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Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide Protests

Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide ProtestsThe jury was deadlocked in the trial of the former Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop.

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JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South Carolina

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South CarolinaPassengers and crew noticed smoke halfway through the flight, leading to an emergency landing in Charleston.

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