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  1. Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment' — August 21, 2017
  2. Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia — August 21, 2017
  3. Solar eclipse 2017: Curtain of darkness sweeps across America as country witnesses once-in-a-lifetime event — August 21, 2017
  4. Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back — August 21, 2017
  5. Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb belt — August 21, 2017

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Aug 21

Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'

Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s leaders “have an obligation” to steer the country past “the passions of the moment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday in remarks that didn’t explicitly criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of this month’s deadly clash in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Aug 21

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in AustraliaBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister said Monday that the country’s police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from Sydney bound for the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi.

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Aug 21

Solar eclipse 2017: Curtain of darkness sweeps across America as country witnesses once-in-a-lifetime event

Solar eclipse 2017: Curtain of darkness sweeps across America as country witnesses once-in-a-lifetime eventCrowds along the West Coast of the United States were awed by the eclipse of the sun, turning out in huge numbers to observe the celestial phenomenon. People massed in an arc across the western part of the country to witness the rare event, with large gatherings reported in multiple states that fall under the “path of totality” in which a total eclipse is visible. Spectators directly in the path of totality were treated to a rare sight, when the sun and moon align directly and the only visible portions of the sun were the solar flares that shoot out from the sun’s surface, visible only along the edges of the black circle created where the moon obscured the closest star to earth.

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Aug 21

Gunman opens fire at Ohio judge, who takes out gun and fires back

The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman. Jefferso…

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Aug 21

Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb belt

Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb beltBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police outside Barcelona shot down a man wearing a possible explosives vest, the regional police force said Monday, as the manhunt intensified for the fugitive in the city’s van attack.

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Aug 21

US Navy orders worldwide 'operational pause' after warship crashes off Singapore

The US Navy has ordered a “worldwide operational pause” after a warship crashed into a merchant vessel in Singapore. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson called for the one-day pause for a safety review to be carried out over the next few…

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Aug 21

One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday after a van ploughed into people at two bus stops, police sources said, adding that the suspected driver had been arrested. Marseille’s prosecutor X…

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Aug 21

'We're the victims,' says father of young Filipino shot dead in war on drugs

By Erik De Castro MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of neighbors and left-wing activists marched and lit candles near the spot where a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead by police last week in President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war on dru…

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Aug 21

Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark – latest news and images

Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images Total solar eclipse to cross US from 6:15pm (BST) to 7:49pm (BST) Partial eclipse will be seen in the UK Solar eclipse enthusiasts descend upon tiny town of Hopkinsville What time is the eclipse, where is it, plus the science behind it How to watch a solar eclipse safely  Will the eclipse cause secret planet ‘Nibiru’ to destroy Earth next month? Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon’s shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, will draw one of the largest audiences in human history, experts say. When those watching via social and broadcast media are included, the spectacle will likely smash records. Some 12 million people live in the 70-mile-wide (113-km-wide), 2,500-mile-long (4,000-km-long) zone where the total eclipse will appear on Monday. Millions of others have traveled to spots along the route to bask in its full glory. Great American eclipse, in pictures The phenomenon will first appear at 10:15 a.m. PDT (6:15 BST) near Depoe Bay, Oregon. Some 94 minutes later, at 2:49 p.m. EDT (7:49 BST), totality will take its final bow near Charleston, South Carolina. The last time such a spectacle unfolded from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast was in 1918. The last total eclipse seen anywhere in the United States took place in 1979. For millions of others who can’t get there, a partial eclipse of the sun will appear throughout North America if there is no local cloud cover. Perhaps never before have so many people had the opportunity to see a total eclipse, said Michael Zeiler, a self-described “eclipse chaser” who on Monday will notch his ninth time seeing “totality.” Where and when to see the eclipse Weeks of publicity have fanned excitement,he said, and may have persuaded many families to make last-minute plans for a road trip to the zone. Zeiler, who runs GreatAmericanEclipse.com, a website devoted to the event, estimates that up to 7.4 million people with travel to the zone to observe the total eclipse, which takes place in the peak vacation month of August. Many people have trekked to remote national forests and parks of Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming, while others have bought tickets to watch the show en masse in a Carbondale, Illinois, football stadium, a two-hour drive southeast of St. Louis. What creates a total solar eclipse In South Carolina, Charleston County’s more than 16,000 hotel rooms are booked, tourism officials say. Police expect up to 100,000 visitors to the area on Monday. Those who live along the path, which cuts through a few population centers like Kansas City and Nashville, Tennessee, can simply walk out their homes and look skyward. For all but the couple of minutes of totality, observers must wear specially designed solar-safe sunglasses or filters to avoid severe eye damage. It is never safe to gaze directly at a partial eclipse with the naked eye. Stay with us for all the latest news and pictures below… 2:47PM The exact “point of the greatest eclipse” The Telegraph’s US Correspondent Nick Allen is at the exact point of the greatest eclipse for us in a field in Kentucky, where farmer Mark Cansler is the official winner of the cosmic lottery. According to Nasa the point of greatest eclipse is at the GPS coordinates 36.9664 north, 87.6709 west, about 11 miles outside the town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It will go dark for more that 2mins 40secs. The exact spot is next to an old hay barn in a field owned by Mr Cansler. It’s a 70-acre farm and has been in his family since before 1900 and used to be an apple orchard. This barn in a farmer’s field in Kentucky is the point of greatest eclipse pic.twitter.com/VS70EnYLi8— nick allen (@nickallen789) August 21, 2017 The field itself is fallow and after much deliberation Mr Cansler decided to allow people, including NASA, to watch the eclipse from it. A family sets up a tent at their campsite at sunrise for the solar eclipse in Hopkinsville Credit: AP Sheltering from the heat in his barn Mr Cansler told The Telegraph: “It’s hot here in Kentucky so we mostly spend our time looking for shade, not looking at the sun. “About 10 years ago the local paper had a story that this would be the biggest place for totality. We didn’t think much about it. Then as the years went by we realised how big an event it was going to be. Local Jim Cleveland sets up a camera at his campsite at sunrise Credit: AP “We were fortunate to be in a position where the field was fallow so it was a good opportunity to allow the educational folks, like Nasa, to come and be in the field and share it with everybody. “It’s become something really big for the entire area. It’s going to be something very special. I just hope everyone’s safe and it’s good weather. Looks like it will be.” 2:33PM Why the total solar eclipse is so special  “People may see the stars come out in the daytime,” says Affelia Wibisono, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Why the total solar eclipse is so special 01:39   2:02PM Conspiracy theories   Could the Great American Eclipse signal the start of the apocalypse? Probably not, however some conspiracy theorists believe it could be the beginning of the end. David Meade, author of ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival’, asserts the planet Nibiru (also known as Planet X) will crash into our own on 23 September 2017 – here’s why. This may prove that the whole Planet X(Nibiru) is real, if we can see another light source that is clearly not the sun next to the eclipse— Justin Skedel (@JustinRSkedel) August 21, 2017 Christian numerologists say #eclipse will make planet Nibiru crash into Earth and now I wish I bought $12 eclipse glasses instead of $8 ones pic.twitter.com/6SOvZyO4Wo— Ryan Adams (@filmystic) August 20, 2017   1:32PM When will the next total solar eclipse be visible in the UK?   You’ll be waiting a few years. Britain won’t see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090. So, a bit of a wait then … Don’t worry everyone, we can see a Total #Eclipse in the UK on the 23rd September 2090. pic.twitter.com/hgdnr1KI4a— Hadlow College (@Hadlow_College) August 21, 2017 Oh good, not long to wait then.— Jσє Sнєρραя∂ #TeamLH (@BladeThundrbolt) August 21, 2017 Can’t believe we won’t be able to see the #Eclipse today in Europe �������� it’s okay, just have to wait until 2090…— Ethan King (@ethanaaronking) August 21, 2017 The next total solar eclipse visible in the UK will be on the 23rd of September 2090. Late afternoon. Clear your diaries. #Eclipse— Alexander Sabin (@ADASabin93) August 20, 2017   12:44PM Public service announcement: drive safely Interstate 80 traffic info boards right now in Eastern Nebraska. A post shared by swami1888 (@swami1888) on Aug 20, 2017 at 7:54am PDT 12:34PM Test your knowledge   12:33PM Where to see the eclipse in the UK Where to see it | UK solar eclipse   12:30PM America prepares  Tens of thousands of people have descended on small towns positioned for the best viewing of the eclipse. Some brought telescopes, some brought the party… Visitors wait and adjust telescopes Solartown in Madras, Oregon  Credit: Barcroft Media Festival goers dance at the Oregon Eclipse Festival Credit: AFP A hot air balloon rises above Solartown in Madras, Oregon. Tens of thousands from all over the world have decended on the little town Credit:  Barcroft Media Visitors sit in stopped traffic trying to get into Solartown in Madras, Oregon Credit:  Barcroft Media A vendor arranges decorated solar viewing glasses during an arts and crafts fair ahead of a total solar eclipse on the campus of Southern Illinois University Credit:  Bloomberg 12:18PM The jokes have already started … And they’re totally awful Your welcome! #eclipse A post shared by Kelsey Hart (@hart.kelseymusic) on Aug 20, 2017 at 9:58am PDT Found some eclipse glasses at Walmart pic.twitter.com/AiLRNUI9Pe— robert collins (@StizzyAbe) August 21, 2017 12:14PM Turtle eclipse  Terry Pratchett fans rejoice, the Discworld has delivered a flipping good graphic… Don’t panic everyone, here’s what we think is happening! #Eclipse#Eclipse2017#Discworld#TerryPratchettpic.twitter.com/DgZiFbn154— Discworld Emporium (@Discworldshoppe) August 21, 2017   12:11PM Welcome to Eclipseville, Kentucky The Telegraph’s US Correspondent Nick Allen is in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the ‘point of greatest eclipse’, eagerly awaiting the big moment. He reports: As she served hundreds of “lunar lattes” in a coffee shop in the unusually chaotic rural Kentucky town of Hopkinsville, Amanda Huff-McClure kept a wary eye out the window. On the horizon several clouds loomed. A decade ago Hopkinsville, an otherwise little known former tobacco town, won the cosmic lottery. Nasa declared it would be the “point of greatest eclipse” as a 70-mile swathe of the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, goes dark on Monday. It is the first total solar eclipse in the US since 1979 and Hopkinsville, or “Eclipseville USA”, as it is now widely known, will experience an unrivaled 2 mins 41.2 secs of totality. The town has busily spent the last 10 years preparing to cash in like crazy, with up to 200,000 visitors set descend on it down a two-lane road. Vast quantities of “Total Eclipse Moonshine” with the slogan “Lights Out!” have been brewed. Homes are reputedly being rented out for $10,000, parking spots for $250. The economic boost for a town that needs it has been estimated at $30 million. Read the full dispatch here   12:04PM Where to see the eclipse if you’re in America.. Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse  

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Aug 21

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Aug 21

Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.

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Aug 21

Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl

Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super BowlFor the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the contiguous U.S. — from Oregon to South Carolina — and cities along a 70-mile-wide (113 kilometers) “path of totality” will witness the strange effect of seeing the skies go dark in the middle of the day. For many people, today’s event will be their first time witnessing a total solar eclipse. “I’ve seen partial eclipses before, and that really left an impact, so I really wanted to experience a total [eclipse],” said Brian Pietrzak, who traveled to Carbondale with his wife and two young sons from Wheaton, Illinois.

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Aug 21

A Total Solar Eclipse Makes History as It Sweeps Across America

Day will suddenly turn into night in more than a dozen states

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Aug 21

Man stabbed his boyfriend 70 times as part of sexual fantasy to kill someone, say prosecutors

Man stabbed his boyfriend 70 times as part of sexual fantasy to kill someone, say prosecutorsA university professor murdered his boyfriend as part of a sexual fantasy hatched with an Oxford University administrator he met online, prosecutors say. Northwestern University microbiology professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford bursar Andrew Warren have appeared in court charged with the sexually motivated murder of Lathem’s boyfriend Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, who was stabbed 70 times with such force that he was nearly decapitated. The murder is alleged to have taken place at Lathem’s home in Chicago on 27 July after months of planning by the pair.

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Aug 21

The Note: Trump's return to Washington eclipsed by Charlottesville fallout

President Donald Trump will make his third primetime address to the American people and Vice President Mike Pence holds an event for the total solar eclipse today.

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Aug 21

Inventor claims he dumped Swedish journalist's body after she died in 'accident' on his self-built submarine

Inventor claims he dumped Swedish journalist's body after she died in 'accident' on his self-built submarineThe inventor who was the last person to see missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall after she vanished while taking a submarine trip for an article has changed his story, claiming he dumped her body in the sea after she died in an accident on his vessel. The 30-year-old, who has written for several respected international publications, was last seen on Mr Madsen’s submarine on the night of 10 August. Kim Wall has still not been found Credit: TOM WALL/AFP/Getty Images Peter Madsen, 46, previously claimed they both escaped the submarine, which sank, alive, but now says she died onboard so he “buried her at sea”, according to Danish police. Mr Masden, who has been accused of negligent manslaughter, “told police and the court that there was an accident on board the sub that led to the death of Kim Wall, and that he subsequently buried her at sea in an undefined location of the Koge Bay” south of Copenhagen, police said in a statement. The court case is taking place behind closed doors but the police revealed the inventor’s explanation after a request from the defence and prosecution. Danish authorities have been searching for Wall, a 30-year-old reporter who had been writing a feature story about Madsen, since she failed to return from an interview with him aboard the 60-foot (18-metre) Nautilus. Peter Madsen (R), builder and captain of the private submarine “UC3 Nautilus” talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on Friday, August 11 Credit: BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images He was rescued by a private motorboat after his submarine sank and he swam to safety. The inventor, who is famous in his home county of Denmark for building the submarine, had set off with Ms Wall on the Thursday evening from Copenhagen’s Refshale Island. His submarine had not returned by the early hours of Friday morning, so a search commenced and he was arrested after Ms Wall was not seen on shore. Police now believe she is dead and are searching for her body. The effort, which involves divers, helicopters and ships, has been under way along the route the submarine took since Friday. The journalist was born in Sweden and studied at the London School of Economics, Columbia University in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris.  Kim Wall disappeared after taking the trip She divided her time between New York and Beijing and had written for the New York Times, Time Magazine and the Guardian.  Mr Madsen appeared calm during an interview with Danish television shortly after the submarine sank, saying: “I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down.” He said there had been a problem with a ballast tank that “turned into a major issue”.  Nautilus, named after the ship from the classic science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, was built by Mr Madsen after raising $200,000 (£154,000) online.  

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