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Van driver fired after being caught on dashcam splashing pedestrians in Canada Van driver fired after being caught on dashcam splashing pedestrians in Canada
- July 31, 2018

The video had been watched more than 624,000 times by Sunday afternoon, and some outraged viewers posted comments on Black and McDonald's Facebook page . " We consider the file now closed ", Ottawa police Sgt. Mark Gatien said Sunday. "This is very unfortunate and we want to apologize to the public". (more...)
Syrian Kurdish-backed council holds talks in Damascus: Co-chair Syrian Kurdish-backed council holds talks in Damascus: Co-chair
- July 31, 2018

The SDF are a multi-ethnic and multi-religious coalition of armed forces including Kurdish, Arab, Armenian, Assyrian, Turkmen and Circassians. The SDC delegation visited Damascus for the first time after President Assad said that he was "opening doors" for negotiations with Syrian Kurds that he said had "apparently become wary" of their unpredictable ally - the United States. (more...)
Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders any time
- July 31, 2018

Shortly before that July 22 tweet, Rouhani had addressed Trump in a speech, saying that hostile USA policies could lead to "the mother of all wars". In May, Mr Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 worldwide agreement created to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear agreements. (more...)
Gingrich: 'Securing' religious liberty top priority for U.S., Vatican Gingrich: 'Securing' religious liberty top priority for U.S., Vatican
- July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON-Religious freedom is fundamental to the United States and good for the whole world, according to remarks delivered by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the final day of a State Department-sponsored summit. (more...)
Trump says he’s willing to meet Iranian President Rouhani without preconditions
- July 31, 2018

While Trump drew bipartisan criticism for his Putin summit - specifically for initially appearing to accept Putin's denial of US election meddling - the president maintained Monday that they had a "great meeting" and stressed that he's willing to meet with "anybody". (more...)
United States cops not charged over fatal shooting of black man in Minneapolis United States cops not charged over fatal shooting of black man in Minneapolis
- July 30, 2018

The city also released an enhanced video that slows down the images and highlights a gun in Blevin's pocket at the beginning of the encounter, and in his hand at the end. He called Blevins' death "tragic, ' but declined to comment on what the footage showed". The city released raw footage from both officers' cameras, as well as what it called a "stabilised" video that includes footage from both officers produced by the National Center for Audio and Video Forensics in Beverly Hills, ... (more...)
Giuliani just obliterated the goal posts on Trump-Russia collusion
- July 30, 2018

For almost a year now, political pundits, Trump lawyers, and Americans from every walk of life have been trying to pinpoint how much longer Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel's office would take before issuing a final report on possible crimes committed by the Trump campaign. (more...)
Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse
- July 30, 2018

McCarrick is the highest ranking U.S. Catholic clergy member to ever be removed from ministry due to sexual abuse allegations. James told the newspaper of a pattern of abuse he said was begun by Cardinal McCarrick when the cleric was 39 and the boy was 11 and living with his family in New Jersey. (more...)
Wrongful death lawsuit filed against ‘Ride the Ducks’ seeks $100 million Wrongful death lawsuit filed against ‘Ride the Ducks’ seeks $100 million
- July 30, 2018

The hybrid "duck" boats, with wheels allowing them to drive on roads but which can also travel on water, are popular with tourists in many cities. A private inspector who examined 24 duck boats for Ripley Entertainment in August, including the one that sank, said that when the bilge alarm went off, it would be a sign that, "There's a significant amount of water in the hull". (more...)
Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime
- July 30, 2018

The meeting has become a central focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone within Trump's campaign colluded with Russia's meddling in the last U.S. As hard as it can be to keep up with Trump's ever-shifting defenses of what he, his family, and his aides did with Russian Federation in 2016, we have to keep that in mind: Crimes are a key part of this story, but they're only a part. (more...)
Notorious RBG Hopes For Notorious RBG Hopes For "At Least Five More Years"
- July 30, 2018

The play focuses on the life and career of Ginsburg's late colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia . Answering a question about what made her hopeful given the events of recent years, Ginsburg said: "My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle - it is the pendulum". (more...)
Woman harassed and slapped in the street sending shockwaves through France
- July 30, 2018

Footage provided by a cafe then shows the man grabbing an ash tray from the crowded cafe patio and throwing it at her. "I felt hatred", Laguerre said in an interview with Le Parisien . "To those men who think anything goes in the street, who allow themselves to humiliate us and who cannot stand being offended, it is unacceptable". (more...)
SA court to rule on Grace Mugabe immunity case SA court to rule on Grace Mugabe immunity case
- July 30, 2018

Grace was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa's former Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Maite Nkoana-Mashabane following her alleged assault of South African model Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg previous year. (more...)
Egypt seeks Mufti's ruling on 75 possible death sentences Egypt seeks Mufti's ruling on 75 possible death sentences
- July 30, 2018

Rabaa was one of two sites where supporters of the ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi gathered in the weeks following his overthrow by the army in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule. Fourty-four of the accused are in prison awaiting their sentence, and 31 have been tried in absentia. Morsi is now serving a 20-year prison sentence over inciting deadly clashes between his supporters and opponents in late 2012 and a 25-year jail term over leaking ... (more...)
Two Americans cyclists among four dead in Tajikistan hit-and-run
- July 30, 2018

Three other tourists of undisclosed nationalities were also reportedly injured before the vehicle drove off. Tajikistan's Interior Ministry said an unidentified driver rammed a auto into a group of foreign cyclists about 60 miles south of the Tajik capital Dushanbe on Sunday. (more...)
Nelson Chamisa: the young rival seeking Zimbabwe poll upset Nelson Chamisa: the young rival seeking Zimbabwe poll upset
- July 30, 2018

While Zimbabweans are deciding who to choose, the United States is struggling to influence a country whose economy has seen significant investment from China. Mr Chamisa has launched blistering attacks on President Mnangagwa and accused the much-criticised Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of trying to fix the election. (more...)
Spicer 'taken aback' by racial slur claims Spicer 'taken aback' by racial slur claims
- July 30, 2018

Spicer was scheduled to have another book signing in MA on Saturday, but the event was canceled "due to the political climate", according to the AP. But you called me a n***** first. Spicer's book signing tour has had other hiccups over the past week. "Sean, I was a day student at Abbey, too, with you", the man said to Mr. Spicer, as captured in video shared by Newport's Daily News . (more...)
University Of Kentucky Student Missing In Israel After Late-Night Swim University Of Kentucky Student Missing In Israel After Late-Night Swim
- July 30, 2018

An American student has been missing since Saturday night, when she went for a late-night swim in the Mediterranean Sea off Tel Aviv, Israel . The two friends were safely pulled back to the shore, but Jones has not been seen since, according to a press release . (more...)
Britons see Brexit turning sour, half want chance to vote again
- July 30, 2018

The Sky poll said 65 percent of British voters thought the government would end up with a bad deal - an increase of 15 points from March - and half support a referendum to choose between leaving with a deal, leaving without a deal or staying in the EU. (more...)
Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran Khan Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran Khan
- July 30, 2018

A party needs 137 seats to claim the majority. Former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has won both National Assembly and provincial assembly seats. The PTI is now negotiating with smaller parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Muslim League-Q and the Grand Democratic Alliance to form a majority group among the 272-elected seats in the lower chamber of parliament, he said. (more...)
Dead As Carr Fire In Northern California Continues To Burn Dead As Carr Fire In Northern California Continues To Burn
- July 30, 2018

Two firefighters - Redding Fire Inspector Jeremy Stoke and a privately hired bulldozer operator named Don Ray Smith - were killed trying to contain the blaze, which has twice doubled in size and will probably be larger than the city of Philadelphia before the weekend is up. (more...)
Haryana: Pregnant goat dies after being gang-raped by 8 men
- July 30, 2018

Police said the accused are locals and alleged history-sheeters. According to the complaint as reported by The New Indian Express , the disturbing act happened on 25 July and three of the culprit have been identified while the remaining five are still unknown. (more...)
Trump rails against Mueller in Sunday tweetstorm
- July 30, 2018

After Mueller's appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Trump appointee, the Department of Justice determined there was not an ethics conflict for Mueller in the investigation. The president seemingly confirmed a New York Times report from January that said Trump attempted to fire Mueller in June 2017 over alleged conflicts of interest. (more...)
Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial
- July 30, 2018

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. Among the witnesses is Rick Gates, Manafort's deputy and co-defendant, who pleaded guilty this year and agreed to cooperate. The list includes longtime business partner Manafort Richard gates. (more...)
Florida man carries alligator in convenience store Florida man carries alligator in convenience store
- July 30, 2018

The man yells "ya'll aint out of beer are ya?" He walks up to the counter and asks, "ya'll got beer still?" Before the customer could even answer, he was on the run, darting around the store to the amusement of others inside. The man, identified by WJAX as Robby Stratton, is seen on video posted to Facebook walking into the store in Jacksonville with the gator's mouth taped shut. (more...)
Flight MH370 final report: Plane may have been hijacked Flight MH370 final report: Plane may have been hijacked
- July 30, 2018

Questions remain over why it took hours for authorities to raise the alarm, and why they spent eight days looking in the wrong spot after the Boeing 777 disappeared on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. But that search was called off after failing to find anything. The only confirmed traces of the aircraft have been three wing fragments washed up along the Indian Ocean coasts. (more...)
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick quits over sex abuse claims
- July 30, 2018

At the time senior United States church officials said they had received three allegations of McCarrick's sexual misconduct with adults decades ago, two of which resulted in settlements. While most of the scandals involving pedophile clergy have involved rank-and-file priests, some cases involved bishops, and there are a few involving cardinals, including a current case in Australia of one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, Cardinal George Pell, who now faces a criminal trial in his ... (more...)
Four million people excluded from draft citizens list in Assam Four million people excluded from draft citizens list in Assam
- July 30, 2018

Hajela said: "We consider them as applicants". "The home minister is here". Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said he had requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to respond to queries on the National Register of Citizens , but the legislators continued to disrupt proceedings. (more...)
Aussie PM dismisses report on United States strike against Iran Aussie PM dismisses report on United States strike against Iran
- July 30, 2018

The Australian officials, who were not named, said that Australia had already agreed to help identify targets in Iran, and that the United States attack would center on booming Iranian nuclear sites. The Obama-era deal was created to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions, and was widely viewed as a major step toward establishing more stable, amicable relations between the USA and Iran. (more...)
Trump hits back at Cohen and ‘fake news’ over Tower meeting allegations Trump hits back at Cohen and ‘fake news’ over Tower meeting allegations
- July 30, 2018

Obviously, if I knew that I never would have said he was a reputable lawyer, I'd have said he was a scoundrel". Giuliani also said in the interview that Trump could soon decide whether to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who for over a year has been investigating any possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. (more...)

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