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South Korean attempts to engage with North Korea in doubt after hefty defeats for ruling party


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How Moscow police’s attempts to shut down pro-Navalny protests may have backfired


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‘Bring it on, I’m not backing down’: Arizona top election official Katie Hobbs holds fast against attempts to undermine the state’s election


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Chinese pig farm attempts to block criminal drones with signal jammer, accidentally disrupts planes

Chinese pig farm attempts to block criminal drones with signal jammer, accidentally disrupts planesOne of China's biggest animal feed producers resorted to using a radio transmitter to block drones being used by crooks to spread African swine fever at its farms. But the plan went awry when the device jammed the navigation systems of planes flying overhead. Criminals are said to be faking outbreaks of swine fever on farms, as well as using drones to drop contaminated pork products on them, as part of a racket to profit from the health scare. The aim is to force farmers to sell the animals to them cheaply, before selling them on as healthy stock at much higher prices.  African swine fever poses no risk to humans but is fatal to pigs. China – the world's top producer and consumer of pork – has seen its pig herd shrink by 40 percent over the past year as a result of the crisis. That in turn has driven pork prices up, one of the factors behind the country's recent rapid inflation growth. Drones have allegedly been used to drop contaminated meat on pig farms Credit: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer State-backed news website The Paper reported last week that a pig farming unit of Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group had violated civil aviation rules when the transmitter it installed to protect its farm disrupted GPS signal in the area. It was discovered after flights complained about losing signal while flying over the area.  The company confirmed the incident on Friday. "To prevent external people from using drones to drop pork with African swine fever virus, [one of our units] violated regulations by using a drone control equipment set," the company said.  "We broke related radio regulations, although that was unintentional," it said, adding that it had surrendered the equipment to authorities and was willing to accept a penalty. Authorities called for a crackdown on illegal suppliers of such equipment, saying it can only be used by public security departments, national security agencies and radio regulators.



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Why Democrats' Attempts to Rein in Trump With Impeachment Could Make His Presidency Stronger

Why Democrats' Attempts to Rein in Trump With Impeachment Could Make His Presidency StrongerWhite House officials say the impeachment proceedings against Trump have strengthened their hand in the House and mobilized Trump’s base



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Trump said James Comey could get 'years in jail' after he admitted 'sloppiness' in the FBI's attempts to spy on a Trump aide

Trump said James Comey could get 'years in jail' after he admitted 'sloppiness' in the FBI's attempts to spy on a Trump aideComey had defended the FBI's conduct in trying to spy on a Trump aide, but told Fox News on Sunday that that he was "overconfident."



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Man attempts to defend smacking TV presenter on bottom live on air by saying ‘I got caught up in the moment’

Man attempts to defend smacking TV presenter on bottom live on air by saying ‘I got caught up in the moment’The man who objectified a TV reporter when he smacked her on the bottom during a live broadcast has spoken out, saying it was a “misjudge in character” and he “was caught up in the moment”.Tommy Callaway, a 43-year-old youth minister and boy scout leader, spoke to newsmagazine Inside Edition in his first interview since a video of him smacking WSAV News reporter Alex Bozarjian went viral.



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Boeing's CEO was at a loss for words when he got hammered over attempts to move lawsuits from 737 Max victims' relatives to Indonesia

Boeing's CEO was at a loss for words when he got hammered over attempts to move lawsuits from 737 Max victims' relatives to IndonesiaThe House Transportation Committee grilled Dennis Muilenburg about Boeing's efforts to move lawsuits from the Lion Air crash to Indonesia.



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Pence attempts to explain away what the world heard Trump say on White House lawn

Pence attempts to explain away what the world heard Trump say on White House lawn“The president said it on the lawn,” replied a reporter, referencing Trump's call on the White House lawn last week for China and Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.



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Fire foiled rescued attempts by California boat crew

Fire foiled rescued attempts by California boat crewThe crew of a scuba diving boat that sank off the coast of Southern California made several attempts to rescue the 34 people who were trapped below decks by fire, but intense flames drove them back and all perished, federal authorities said Thursday. All those lost in the Labor Day tragedy aboard the Conception were sleeping in a bunkroom below the main deck when fire broke out around 3 a.m. The captain and four crew were above and survived, and one of the searing questions was whether they tried to help the others before saving themselves. The crew members told investigators in “very lengthy, detailed, comprehensive interviews” what Jennifer Homendy, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, called a harrowing story of the moments after the fire erupted on the vessel.



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