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Miriam Rivera, first transgender reality TV star, dead at 38

Miriam Rivera, the first openly transgender reality TV star, died on February 5 in Mexico.

She was 38 years old, and her husband, Daniel Cuervo, confirmed the news in a Facebook post. Even though she died several months ago, the news broke on Friday.

According to reports, Rivera was found in her apartment and died under mysterious circumstances. She allegedly hung herself but Cuervo is disputing that she died by suicide.

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“My Adorable wife rest in peace darling until God lets us be together again,” he wrote on social media.

He told Daily Mail Australia he believes it was foul play. “Miriam called me [in New York] from Mexico, telling me she was feeling sick and vomiting blood, so I told her to get to the hospital,” he said.

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Cuervo also revealed he wanted to bring her body back to New York but she was cremated before an autopsy was performed.

He then allegedly received a threatening phone call from a man who told him to never come back to Mexico or he’d be killed.

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Miriam Rivera at the Quintessentially Magazine Launch Party at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square, London  (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jeanett Ørtoft, a friend of Rivera’s, also believes Rivera died suspiciously. “Some say she was killed for going against human trafficking, others say she took her own life,” she told Daily Mail Australia.

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Rivera was best known for being a cast member of the 2004 dating show “There’s Something About Miriam” and “Big Brother Australia.”

She was also an active member of the New York’s ballroom scene and was part of the House of Xtravaganza. The house honored her in a tribute on Instagram, “Remembering… our beautiful Miriam Xtravaganza.”

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Miriam Rivera, first transgender reality TV star, dead at 38

Miriam Rivera, the first openly transgender reality TV star, died on February 5 in Mexico.

She was 38 years old, and her husband, Daniel Cuervo, confirmed the news in a Facebook post. Even though she died several months ago, the news broke on Friday.

According to reports, Rivera was found in her apartment and died under mysterious circumstances. She allegedly hung herself but Cuervo is disputing that she died by suicide.

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“My Adorable wife rest in peace darling until God lets us be together again,” he wrote on social media.

He told Daily Mail Australia he believes it was foul play. “Miriam called me [in New York] from Mexico, telling me she was feeling sick and vomiting blood, so I told her to get to the hospital,” he said.

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Cuervo also revealed he wanted to bring her body back to New York but she was cremated before an autopsy was performed.

He then allegedly received a threatening phone call from a man who told him to never come back to Mexico or he’d be killed.

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Miriam Rivera at the Quintessentially Magazine Launch Party at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square, London  (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jeanett Ørtoft, a friend of Rivera’s, also believes Rivera died suspiciously. “Some say she was killed for going against human trafficking, others say she took her own life,” she told Daily Mail Australia.

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Rivera was best known for being a cast member of the 2004 dating show “There’s Something About Miriam” and “Big Brother Australia.”

She was also an active member of the New York’s ballroom scene and was part of the House of Xtravaganza. The house honored her in a tribute on Instagram, “Remembering… our beautiful Miriam Xtravaganza.”

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Tanker truck in Tanzania explodes as people siphon fuel, at least 62 killed

A damaged tanker truck exploded in Tanzania Saturday, with at least 62 people burning to death, making it one of the worst incidents of this kind in the country.

At least 70 people more were injured, many suffering from serious burns, in the incident in the town of Morogoro – about 120 miles west of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital – as people were trying to siphon fuel out of the tanker truck.

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Firefighters try to extinguish a patrol tanker blaze, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Morogoro, Tanzania. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it. (AP Photo)

Tanzanian government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said the news of the deaths was “received with sadness” and sent condolences to the families of the victims.

Witnesses told the Associated Press that a crowd had gathered around the fuel tanker after it was involved in an accident early Saturday. People then rushed to try to siphon fuel, but the tanker burst into flames.

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An injured man is carried from the scene as a patrol tanker burns in the background, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Morogoro, Tanzania. (AP Photo)

“The fire was huge and it was challenging to rescue victims,” Daniel Ngogo, who saw the explosion, told Reuters. “The situation is really bad. Many people died here — even those who were not stealing fuel — because this is a busy place.”

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People getting killed in explosions while stealing fuel from incapacitated tankers are fairly frequent in East Africa, though the Saturday explosion is among the deadliest in Tanzania. Those stealing the fuel usually sell it to motorists for cheap.

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Destroyed motorbikes and debris litter the scene as the patrol tanker burns in the background. (AP Photo)

In 2013, a similar incident killed at least 29 people on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, as scores swarmed around the scene of an accident.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump says he received ‘small apology’ from Kim Jong Un for missile tests

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President Trump said Saturday that he had received a “small apology” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for testing short-range missiles — while appearing to side with him on what he called “ridiculous and expensive” joint exercises conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.

“In a letter to me sent by Kim Jong Un, he stated, very nicely, that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint U.S./South Korea joint exercise are over,” Trump tweeted. “It was a long letter, much of it complaining about the ridiculous and expensive exercises.”

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He went on to say that he is looking forward to meeting with him soon.

“It was also a small apology for testing the short range missiles, and that this testing would stop when the exercises end. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future!” he said. “A nuclear free North Korea will lead to one of the most successful countries in the world!”

Trump’s tweet comes as the isolated country continued, as Trump indicated, to continue to test short-range missiles on Saturday. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from the North’s east coast and landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Pyongyang has claimed that the U.S.-South Korea exercises force it to “develop, test and deploy the powerful physical means essential for national defense.”

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Trump has made unprecedented efforts to resolve the crisis in the Peninsula, shifting dramatically from warnings of “fire and fury” for North Korea if it continued to defy the international community in 2017 to two friendly summits in 2018 and 2019. He said on Friday that he received a “beautiful” three-page letter from Kim and predicted more talks.

However, this year talks have stalled on the question of Pyongyang’s denuclearization. Seoul and Washington have scaled down exercises since the first talks in 2018, but North Korea has continued to insist that even those violate agreements between Trump and Kim.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida teenager, 13, impaled by beach umbrella while vacationing in Massachusetts

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A 13-year-old Florida boy was hospitalized Friday after he was impaled by an umbrella at a Massachusetts beach, authorities said.

Gloucester first responders responded to a call around 1:40 p.m. Friday after reports that an umbrella at Good Harbor Beach had become dislodged and struck a young victim in the left shoulder, Boston 25 reported.

“Went up in the air and hit a couple of ladies in the head and came down and impaled the poor boy right in the armpit and there was blood everywhere,” witness Laura Wood, of Rawley, told the news station.

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An EMT and a nurse who were already at the beach rushed to help the teenager — who was visiting from Florida — until first responders arrived.

Gloucester fire captain Nick Ouellette told Boston 25 that the boy was alert and talking before he was transported to Beverly Hospital for treatment.

“To my best guess, it was a freak accident,” he said.

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The boy is expected to recover.

“If there’s any lesson to be learned [it’s] that people have to get those anchors,” Stephanie Peters of Cambridge told Boston 25. “That’s the only thing, get those plastic anchor things and it’s not going to blow away, but if you just stick in the sand that’s what’s going to happen.”

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Jeffrey Epstein found dead in Manhattan jail cell; multiple reports claim death by suicide

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Disgraced multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, was found dead early Saturday morning inside his Manhattan jail cell.

The 66-year-old Epstein died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City weeks after he was arrested of multiple child sex-trafficking charges, sources confirmed to Fox News.

An FDNY source told Fox News that he was transported out of the prison around 6:30 a.m. New York Downtown and was dead on arrival.

The initial call to the jail was cardiac arrest. There was no immediate confirmation on how he died, but multiple reports said Epstein died by suicide.

Epstein’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Fox News on Saturday that he could not “confirm the rumor” that his client had killed himself.

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The death comes two weeks after the 66-year-old was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.

Epstein’s death also comes a day after thousands of documents were unsealed Friday in connection with a defamation cause against his alleged recruiter that revealed dozens of high-profile names including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Epstein was busted July 6 over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida between 2002 and 2005

Epstein allegedly created and maintained a “vast network” and operation from 2002 “up to and including” at least 2005 that enabled him to “sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls” in addition to paying victims to recruit other underage girls. Prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform massages on Epstein.

At the time of Epstein’s arrest, prosecutors said they found a trove of pictures of nude and seminude young women and girls at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They also say additional victims have come forward since the arrest.

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He has pleaded not guilty and faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, Robert Gearty, Brooke Singman, Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Gigi Hadid reveals she was robbed in Greece

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Gigi Hadid jetted off to Mykonos, Greece, for a luxury family vacation only to be robbed.

The model revealed the news on her Gisposable Instagram account.

Hadid, 24, wrote, “Got robbed. Never going back lol. Wouldn’t recommend. Spend your money elsewhere.” She didn’t provide any more details about the event.

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However, Hadid’s father, real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, told TMZ that his daughter had personal items, jewelry and cash stolen from their villa.

“The house was robbed,” he said. “They [thieves] broke into the house and took personal things.”

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A source told TMZ the girls went out for the night and came home to find their belongings scattered around the rental house. They reportedly filed a police report but the authorities aren’t making the case a priority.

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Hadid was traveling with her sisters Bella and Marielle to celebrate the birthday of their other sister, Alana. After the robbery, they all cut their vacation short and got a private plane back to the States.

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Equinox protest in West Hollywood over Miami Dolphins owner’s fundraiser for Trump

A Trump fundraiser in New York’s summer playground for the rich prompted a protest across the country at a West Hollywood Equinox.

The protest Friday evening came after Equinox owner Stephen Ross — also the owner of the Miami Dolphins — hosted a fundraiser for the president at his Hamptons estate.

Dozens of people gathered outside the gym Friday evening to urge a boycott of the gym and Ross’ other fitness brand, SoulCycle, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported Saturday.

“I was a member of this gym, I’m tired of them taking my money and turning around and supporting a candidate who doesn’t [support] me and my community,” a protester said, according to the station.

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FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross watches his team before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

There were protests at other Equinox gyms across the country Friday, the station reported.

The West Hollywood protest included John Wooden who told The Los Angeles Times that he canceled his membership, saying, “This is not Republican or Democrat. Trump is a problem for the country, for the world, for humanity, for children.”

At the fundraiser Trump said he joked with Ross about the controversy, pointing out how divided the nation is, the New York Post reported.

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“Steve Ross got into a little bit of trouble this week, I said, ‘Steve welcome to the world of politics!’” the paper quoted Trump as saying.

Ross regularly donates to Republicans — as well as a few Democrats — though he does not appear to have given to Trump in the past, according to FEC records.

In a statement released Wednesday Ross defended his decision to hold the fundraiser, noting that he has known Trump for 40 years.

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“I always have been an active participant in the democratic process,” Ross said. “While some prefer to sit outside of the process and criticize, I prefer to engage directly and support the things I deeply care about.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Israel kills 4 Palestinian militants carrying RPG launchers and assault rifles, Hamas denies involvement

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Israel’s military said Saturday its troops killed four armed Palestinian militants who tried to cross the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the militants were on a “very significant attempt to attack Israel” and that they carried RPG launchers, assault rifles, grenades, and wire cutters.

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He said Israeli soldiers opened fire when the militants tried to climb the fence, and that the militants returned fire before being killed. No Israelis soldiers were injured.

“The terrorists were equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers, and hand grenades,” the Israeli army’s statement said. “The army opened fire after one of the terrorists scaled the barrier and hurled a grenade at the soldiers.”

“The terrorists were equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, RPG grenade launchers and hand grenades. The army opened fire after one of the terrorists scaled the barrier and hurled a grenade at the soldiers.”

— Israel’s army

Israeli officials claimed the “organization affiliation” of the four militants was unknown but stressed that Hamas, a Palestinian terror group controlling the Gaza strip, was “responsible and accountable for any acts of violence emanating from the Gaza Strip whether they were Hamas operatives or not Hamas operatives.”

A Hamas spokesman said the four Palestinian militants were engaging in “an individual act,” emphasizing that the operation was not planned by Hamas.

Abdel-Latif al-Qanou said Saturday that the attempted infiltration into Israel was carried out by “angry youths” who were enraged over Israel’s 12-year blockade of Gaza.

“The occupation is responsible for the state of anger and pressure inflicted on our people due to the continued siege on Gaza,” he said in a statement.

“The occupation is responsible for the state of anger and pressure inflicted on our people due to the continued siege on Gaza.”

— Hamas’ Abdel-Latif al-Qanou

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Israel and Hamas have agreed to an informal cease-fire in May following the worst round of clashes since the 2014 war.

Hamas has been organizing weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza frontier since March 2018 against the strip’s dire conditions following 12 years of Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The death of four militants also comes as Israel is in mourning over the death of a 19-year-old soldier in the West Bank, with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denouncing the killing as a terror attack.

Dvir Sorek was found dead with stab wounds in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria on Thursday, the military said. He was a student at a pre-military Jewish seminary in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, south of Jerusalem. His body was found on the side of a road near the seminary, he was neither armed nor in uniform.

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It remains unclear who perpetrated the attack, but the Islamic militant group Hamas celebrated the murder.

“We salute the hero fighters, sons of our people, who carried out the heroic operation which killed a soldier of the occupation army,” Hamas said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Typhoon Lekima strikes China’s east coast, kills at least 18

More than a dozen people have died and more than 1 million forced from their homes as Typhoon Lekima continued to batter down on China’s eastern coastline.

The deadly storm made landfall Saturday morning in Wenling, which is between Taiwan and mainland China’s financial capital Shanghai.

Lekima was initially designated a “super typhoon” but it weakened slightly before making landfall with sustained winds of 116 miles per hour.

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State TV reported that at least 18 people were killed while more than 200 houses collapsed and 3,200 were damaged by the storm’s strong winds and heavy rain.

The deaths occurred in Yongjia County on the outskirts of Wenzhou, a major port city, the report said.

A fatal landslide happened when a dam broke in the region and a river that was blocked rose more than 30 feet before breaking through the debris and flooding nearby homes.

More than 1 million people were evacuated before the storm struck – which included 253,000 in Shanghai alone.

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Emergency crews battled to save stranded motorists from floods.

Westlake Legal Group AP19222325095461 Typhoon Lekima strikes China’s east coast, kills at least 18 Lucia Suarez Sang fox-news/world/world-regions/china fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox-news/world/disasters/hurricanes-typhoons fox-news/weather fox news fnc/world fnc b1a221b5-101b-5ad7-b9b7-764ca30f0f7d article

Visitors leave from the bund as Typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Typhoon Lekima has struck China’s coast south of Shanghai, knocking down trees and forcing airlines to cancel flights. (AP)

Authorities said the storm is expected to weaken further before it reaches Shanghai, but warn that major flooding is still a concern.

“Now the disaster zones are mainly in the rural-urban integration zones,” Fu Songliang, head of a rescue for Ningbo City’s fire service, told Reuters. “These are low-lying areas. When the flooding from mountainous areas converges and comes down, these areas are quite seriously affected.”

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State TV said 3,023 airline flights in Shanghai, Hangzhou and other cities and some train services were canceled. Authorities in Shanghai also shut down the high-speed magnetic levitation train to Pudong International Airport.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Disneyland was shut for the day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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