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'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spike

'Not good!' Donald Trump blames Russia for mysterious 'Skyfall' explosion, radiation spikeDonald Trump tweaked Russia over a mysterious explosion he said was tied to a nuclear-powered missile Moscow officials have described as a new weapon.



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Trump officials cite 'crisis' on border as arrests spike, but doubts surface on numbers

Trump officials cite 'crisis' on border as arrests spike, but doubts surface on numbersAbout three weeks after President Trump first declared a national emergency to unlock funds for his border wall, prompting a slew of lawsuits and a vote in Congress to block it, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new border apprehension data that seemed, on its face, to be exactly what he needed. According to CBP, the number of people arrested for illegally crossing the border rose from 47,986 in January to 66,450 in February. “This is clearly both a border security and humanitarian crisis,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said at a press conference announcing the newest numbers Tuesday.



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Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames unionSouthwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''



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Spike in illegal Channel crossings 'concerning': UK minister

Spike in illegal Channel crossings 'concerning': UK ministerBritain’s Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Thursday that a spike in migrants crossing the Channel by boat was “deeply concerning”, after dozens of people were rescued overnight. British border officials found 23 Iranians in three locations in Kent on England’s southeast coast early Thursday, hours after French maritime authorities intercepted 11 migrants in a small boat near Sangatte. Nine Iranians, including three children, were the first to be found early Thursday on a beach near the Kent port town of Folkstone, after sailing from northern France in a 13-foot (four-metre) inflatable boat.



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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rateThe recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. “It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries,” said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.



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US interest in concealed carry permit training jumps 100 per cent after Parkland: ‘We’ve never seen a spike this big before’

US interest in concealed carry permit training jumps 100 per cent after Parkland: ‘We’ve never seen a spike this big before’The number of Americans interested in obtaining concealed carry permits to secretly bear arms in public has jumped dramatically since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February – with some states having seen as much as a 250 per cent increase in training requests for this type of permit. In the 50 days since the Parkland, Florida shooting, companies and networks of firearm instructors that provide training for the permits in dozens of states have seen enquiries spike. One company said it had even received more requests for training than after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.



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Unusual spike in whale deaths in Canada, US sparks probe

Unusual spike in whale deaths in Canada, US sparks probeEndangered right whales are dying at unusually high rates in the Atlantic Ocean off Canada and the northern United States, sparking an investigation by authorities in both countries, officials said Friday. Thirteen of the massive, bus-sized marine mammals have been found dead this year, a large number considering the entire population numbers just 450-500, said experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). David Gouveia, protected Species Monitoring Program branch chief at NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region, described the deaths as “significant” and said an immediate response is needed.



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Tensions spike in Kenya as opposition claims election results manipulated in 'hacking attack'

Tensions spike in Kenya as opposition claims election results manipulated in 'hacking attack'A bitterly divisive presidential election in Kenya descended into chaos on Wednesday after the opposition leader claimed that a government-sanctioned hacking attack had subverted the results to rob him of victory. Police shot dead three protesters as violent clashes in the capital and elsewhere raised fears that the country could again be pitched into electoral violence after Raila Odinga accused Uhuru Kenyatta, the president, of resorting to “massive” fraud to secure re-election. Mr Kenyatta, seeking a second and final five-year term, was on course for a convincing victory. With nearly all the votes tallied, the president had secured 54.3 per cent of the vote against Mr Odinga’s 44.8, according to provisional results released by the electoral commission – a much wider margin of victory than opinion polls had suggested. Supporters of Kenyan Opposition leader Raila Odinga shout and gesture during a protest at Kondele on August 9, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya Credit: AFP Although the election appeared to have been the best-run in decades, Mr Odinga was quick to reject the result, claiming there had been a reprise of the rigging that probably cost him victory ten years ago. “The electoral fraud and fabrication of results was massive,” he said. “It has always been common knowledge that Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime was a fraud. This takes Mr Kenyatta and [deputy president] William Ruto’s fraud … to another level.” As groups of Mr Odinga’s supporters gathered in the slums of the capital Nairobi and in his strongholds in western Kenya, some feared a return to the bloodshed that killed 1,300 people and forced 600,000 more following his defeat in 2007. Anti riot policemen deploy after protesters set tyres on fire in Mathare, Nairobi Credit: REUTERS Opposition supporters in Nairobi’s slums said they were awaiting an official declaration and further instructions from their candidate before taking action. Kalonzo Musyoka, Mr Odinga’s running mate, called on supporters to remain calm but he ominously hinted at the possibility of taking to the streets if the result was not overturned. “There may come a time we may have to call you to action,” he said. Fury over the result was palpable in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, one of Mr Odinga’s strongest bastions in the capital, where many said they were willing to face death if President Kenyatta’s victory was allowed to stand. “We are running out of patience,” said Jane Aoko, a teacher who had joined a growing gaggle of increasingly angry people gathered around a radio on one of the slum’s fetid alleys. “If you want peace you cannot keep making people angry. There can be no peace without justice.” Aftermath of protesters tear-gassed in Kenya 00:34 The tension in Kibera was mirrored in other city slums inhabited by tribes supporting Mr Odinga’s coalition, which largely represents ethnic groups that have never held power. Since independence from Britain in 1963, the presidency has always been held by either the Kikuyu or the Kalenjin, the two tribes that dominate Mr Kenyatta’s ruling party. Many in Kibera spoke of deep-held resentments caused by half a century of perceived disenfranchisement, with some saying that only an uprising would redress a system seen as designed to enrich two tribes at the expense of the other 40. Anti riot policemen deploy to disperse protesters in Mathare, in Nairobi Credit: REUTERS “We have been oppressed so much,” said Ayub Agutu, a Luo designer. “We are going to do a revolution once and for all to remove Uhuru Kenyatta.” But the president's fellow Kikuyus were angry that Mr Odinga, blamed by them for unleashing the bloodshed ten years ago, again appeared to be harnessing the street to challenge the outcome of the vote. "If he has a problem he should go to court," said Moses Mijere, a driver in Kibera, advocating a course Mr Odinga has said he would not pursue after his bid to overturn the last election in 2013 was rejected by judges.  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses a news conference Credit:  REUTERS Amid the rising passions, the electoral commission attempted to defuse tensions by delaying the announcement of a final result, promising to investigate Mr Odinga’s claims and inviting his agents to verify the results. According to the opposition, the electoral commission’s main database was hacked into and uploaded with an algorithm that added votes for Mr Kenyatta while taking them away from Mr Odinga. A Kenyan riot policeman fires a tear gas canister toward demonstrators supporting opposition leader Raila Odinga “[The Hackers] arrogantly walked into the database, took control of the entire electoral process, manipulated data and published a facade for a result,” Mr Odinga said. The opposition leader refused to divulge how he had been able to expose the alleged fraud, saying he had to “protect” his sources. 102-year-old woman votes in Kenya election 01:29 Mr Kenyatta has yet to comment on the allegations, although the secretary-general of his ruling Jubilee Party accused Mr Odinga of causing “unnecessary drama”. There is as yet no evidence to support Mr Odinga’s claims and foreign observers will not give their verdict until an official result is announced. The murder late last month of the electoral official in charge of the electronic transmission of results — the very element the opposition says was manipulated — will also raise suspicions. Mr Odinga alleged that the password of the dead man, Chris Msando, was used by the hackers to access the commission’s chief server.



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Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spike

Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spikeThe Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump’s apocalyptic warning over North Korea’s weapons programme. Escalating tensions around Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions sent a shiver through markets worldwide and pushed the dollar to below 109.7 yen in afternoon forex trade to an eight-week low against the safe haven currency, piling more pressure on Japanese stocks. Tokyo’s blue-chip index tumbled 1.3 percent to its lowest close since late May after the Dow’s winning streak of nine straight records ended following Trump’s sharp rhetoric of “fire and fury”, with the main European bourses also opening lower Wednesday.



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Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack: mayor

Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack: mayorAnti-Muslim crimes in the British capital have increased fivefold since the London Bridge terror attack, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday, warning that police would take a “zero-tolerance approach”. “Provisional statistics for 6 June show a 40 percent increase in racist incidents, compared to the daily average this year, and a fivefold increase in the number of Islamophobic incidents,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. It said 54 racist incidents were recorded on Tuesday, compared to a daily average of 38 so far in 2017.



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