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New Mandatory Evacuation Ordered In Lake County New Mandatory Evacuation Ordered In Lake County
- August 05, 2018

The fires had grown to cover about 229,000 acres (82,675 hectares) by Saturday night, and were considered 32% contained, according to the California forestry and fire protection officials ( Cal Fire ). The blaze, stoked by drought-parched vegetation and triple-digit temperatures, has killed six people and reduced 1,555 structures to smoldering ruins, including 10,600 homes. (more...)
Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College Police called on black student eating lunch at Smith College
- August 05, 2018

Oumou Kanoute , who was working as a teaching assistant at Smith College in MA, was on her lunch break on Tuesday when a campus police officer approached her. Kanoute is demanding that Smith identify the caller "so that they can confront and acknowledge the harm done to me as a student ". " No student of color should have to explain why they belong at prestigious white institutions ", Kanoute wrote. (more...)
Chinese dissident in his 80s arrested at home during live TV interview Chinese dissident in his 80s arrested at home during live TV interview
- August 05, 2018

After the phone line went dead, the host of the show told viewers that the U.S. government-funded Voice of America network "strongly" protests what happened to Sun. "Let me tell you, it's illegal for you to come to my home. Throwing money like this is of no good to our country". "It's shocking and outrageous to see Sun Wenguang taken away in the middle of doing a live interview in his own home". (more...)
How do Druze Israelis view the 'nation-state' law? How do Druze Israelis view the 'nation-state' law?
- August 05, 2018

Numbering fewer than 150,000, Israeli Druze nonetheless participate in every aspect of Israeli society. Following the talks, Druze community leaders say the community is planning to demonstrate against the proposed legislation on Saturday. (more...)
Imran Khan summoned by Pakistan's anti-graft body on Aug 7 Imran Khan summoned by Pakistan's anti-graft body on Aug 7
- August 05, 2018

The spokesperson for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Fawad Chaudhry said, on Wednesday, that known Indian personalities like Aamir Khan and former cricketers - Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Sunil Gavaskar - were invited to the ceremony. The PTI chairman is accused of illegally using an Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter belonging to the KP government for a total of 74 hours, causing a loss of Rs2.1 million to the national exchequer. (more...)
Child dies after being thrown into river by mother Child dies after being thrown into river by mother
- August 05, 2018

A girl died Thursday afternoon after being thrown into the Hillsborough River, according to Tampa police. From her third-floor condominium unit near the river, Vicki Walker took cellphone images of the curious site of a woman in the water and shared the pictures with Tampa Bay television station WFTS . (more...)
15 killed as explosions rock mosque in Afghanistan 15 killed as explosions rock mosque in Afghanistan
- August 05, 2018

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban have denied involvement. On the same day 11 people were killed in the western province of Farah when a bus was hit by a roadside bomb in what was believed to be a Taliban attack. (more...)
Iran preparing major military exercise, USA officials say Iran preparing major military exercise, USA officials say
- August 05, 2018

Iran has been furious over US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran . Iranian navy personnel celebrate after successfully launching a Ghader missile from the Jask port area on the shores of the Gulf of Oman during a drill near the Strait of Hormuz , Tuesday, January 1, 2013. (more...)
Seoul's temperature rises to record 39.4 C Seoul's temperature rises to record 39.4 C
- August 05, 2018

The temperature in the northeastern city of Hongcheon has reached 41 degrees Celsius today, the highest in South Korea " s history, according to the Meteorological Administration (KMA). on Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, the hottest in 111 years. The country has been baking under a nationwide heat wave for weeks following the rainy season, with the lack of rainfall coupled with high atmospheric pressure from Tibet attributing to the heat wave, Yonhap said. (more...)
Higher Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Than Previously Thought Higher Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Than Previously Thought
- August 05, 2018

But there's no way to know for sure until more information is released by the Puerto Rican government, Santos-Lozada said. Howard '14, an alumnus of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) who joins the faculty this month in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition, and Alexis Raúl Santos-Lozada '15, a UTSA alumnus and assistant professor of human development and family studies, at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, worked together on the study, published ... (more...)
Venezuelan president attacked in drone explosion Venezuelan president attacked in drone explosion
- August 05, 2018

In this still frame taken from video, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reacts during what the government called a "failed attack" on him. A broadcast by Maduro was cut short during an outdoor speech at a military event in Caracas and soldiers were seen running before the televised transmission was cut off. (more...)
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern back at work after maternity leave New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern back at work after maternity leave
- August 05, 2018

On Saturday she posted a video on Facebook outlining her plans in parliament on her first week back - including increased focus on mental health, environment, trade, and employment - adding that she and her new family had "absolutely no routine to speak of". (more...)
Climber 'dug shelter' to survive mountain ordeal in New Zealand Climber 'dug shelter' to survive mountain ordeal in New Zealand
- August 05, 2018

A Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue team and paramedic were dropped by helicopter and are staying with the climber "who is good spirits". "They have set up a tent and they have food, clothes and equipment for him". There has been scattered rain which will ease and the wind chill is minus 16 degrees. "However, there's a degree of common sense that's got to come into the planning of trips like this, especially if you're solo". (more...)
Support grows for MP Ian Austin in anti-Semitism row Support grows for MP Ian Austin in anti-Semitism row
- August 05, 2018

Parts of the article bore striking similarities to a previous article on anti-Semitism which he penned for the Evening Standard in April, however. And why was it published on a Friday night, when many Jewish readers, observing Shabbat, can't respond? "I want Jewish people to feel at home in the Labour party and be able to play their full part in our work to take our country forward." he said, speaking directly to criticisms that Jews no longer feel they have a place within the ... (more...)
Airstrikes in Yemen leave at least 28 dead Airstrikes in Yemen leave at least 28 dead
- August 05, 2018

Al-Thawra hospital - Yemen's largest - is supported by the ICRC, which also said that two ambulances were destroyed in Thursday's attacks. Yemeni government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have been conducting an offensive to capture Hodeida from the Iran-backed Huthi rebels. (more...)
Manafort accountant admits to falsifying loan documents, tax returns Manafort accountant admits to falsifying loan documents, tax returns
- August 05, 2018

Both Laporta and fellow accountant Philip Ayliff, her predecessor who handled Manafort's tax filings at the firm KWC, testified that they had no knowledge that Manafort controlled foreign bank accounts. "I would say [Manafort] was very knowledgeable; he was very detail oriented", Washkuhn said. This gets to the crux of the tax evasion charges against the former Trump campaign manager, as the fact Manafort lied to his accountants about his overseas accounts diminishes his attorneys' attempts ... (more...)
Rhino tries to overturn family SUV at Mexican safari park Rhino tries to overturn family SUV at Mexican safari park
- August 05, 2018

The huge animal repeatedly rocks the auto as the driver begins to pull away - but the rhino follows and continues charging into the vehicle. The rhino persistently shook the 4WD at the safari park in Mexico. In a statement, the park said the male rhino was trying to show off to a female. Nobody was injured in the incident. The incident is an "isolated case", and the park will continue to work to ensure the welfare and safety of its animals and visitors, it said. (more...)
Meghan Markle's wedding outfit today is unlike anything she's ever worn before Meghan Markle's wedding outfit today is unlike anything she's ever worn before
- August 05, 2018

As Meghan - who turns 37 today - arrived at the chapel for the ceremony this afternoon she accidentally flashed her bra while waving to well-wishers. Birthday girl Meghan stole the show in a stunning frock. "Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot less than six months ago and now Harry is putting his 17 reg, low mileage Audi up for sale - you can't help but wonder if it's because he is in the market for something bigger", Erin Baker, Auto Trader's editorial director, told Mashable. (more...)
Alleged Russian Spy Will Plead Not Guilty, Attorney Says Alleged Russian Spy Will Plead Not Guilty, Attorney Says
- August 05, 2018

Butina is now in jail awaiting trial on charges of acting as an unregistered Russian agent and conspiring against the U.S.to infiltrate conservative groups including the National Rifle Association. Following Butina's arrest, her attorney denied she was a Russian agent. In a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate allowed the committee to provide the transcript to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to Butina's lawyers. (more...)
And Won't Refute Claim It's the 'Enemy of the People' And Won't Refute Claim It's the 'Enemy of the People'
- August 04, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington . After I assured them I was not, they asked some rather interesting questions about the media and politics in general. "We all get put through the wringer, we all get put through the meat grinder in this town, and you're no exception and I'm sorry that happened to you". (more...)
Arizona Worker Molested 14-Year-Old Girl Held at Immigrant Children’s Shelter Arizona Worker Molested 14-Year-Old Girl Held at Immigrant Children’s Shelter
- August 04, 2018

According to Sgt. Vince Lewis with the Phoenix Police Department, 32-year-old Fernando Magaz Negrete, an employee at a Southwest Key facility located near 27th Avenue and Campbell Avenue, was arrested after a witness said he inappropriately touched a 14-year-old on July 25. (more...)
Missing girl may be in 'imminent danger' Missing girl may be in 'imminent danger'
- August 04, 2018

He said the girl met a woman, changed clothes and got into an SUV with NY tags. Ma, visiting America from China on a group tour, checked in at the airport before leaving the group, meeting with her potential abductor, changing clothes, then leaving the airport with the woman. (more...)
About 80 goats take over Idaho neighborhood About 80 goats take over Idaho neighborhood
- August 04, 2018

Thankfully, a company called We Rent Goats was able to round up the animals before things got too out of hand. Ruth Brown, a reporter for the Idaho Statesman, shared a photo of the fence that the goats broke in order to escape. Raw video: Animals loaded into truck after roaming through neighborhood in Boise. One observer pointed out a perk: "Free lawn mowing". Kim Gabica, one of the owners of We Rent Goats , wasn't surprised the animals ran away together. (more...)
First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil
- August 04, 2018

He stressed that the assault had nothing to do with the niqab. She was asked to remove the niqab or leave the public place. The police took pictures of the woman for evidence. The Danish law allows people to cover their face when there is a "recognizable purpose" like cold weather or complying with other legal requirements, such as using motorcycle helmets. (more...)
Federal Judge Calls Government Plan To Reunify Migrant Families 'Disappointing' Federal Judge Calls Government Plan To Reunify Migrant Families 'Disappointing'
- August 04, 2018

In a court document filed Thursday, per CNN , Justice Department lawyers said the ACLU should use its "network of law firms, NGOs, volunteers and others" to track down the parents and report back on whether they desire a reunion or will allow their children to remain in the United States to fight for legal status. (more...)
Details Emerge of Potential Long-Term Gaza Truce Between Israel and Hamas Details Emerge of Potential Long-Term Gaza Truce Between Israel and Hamas
- August 04, 2018

The Yediot Ahronot newspaper noted that Israel had given assurances through Egypt that Tel Aviv, which has allowed Arouri's entry into Gaza, would not target or attack him. Friday's death brought to 156 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since late March, including at least 118 in protests near the fence. (more...)
Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates
- August 04, 2018

Far from struggling to find their place, Charles Koch's operatives are firmly entrenched in the Trump administration. The peace deal, however, appeared to be dissolving after the Koch network launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose Trump's tariffs. (more...)
Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18: Ministry Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18: Ministry
- August 04, 2018

In February, a Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet crashed about six minutes after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, killing all 71 people aboard. The second helicopter landed safely, it added said. "As a result it fell, was destroyed and burned". In Russia, the helicopter operator predominantly works with oil and gas companies, transporting people and cargo for clients including Gazprom, Shell and Rosneft. (more...)
IDF Suspends Druze Officer After Public Protest Against Nation-State Law IDF Suspends Druze Officer After Public Protest Against Nation-State Law
- August 04, 2018

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has called on "all commanders and soldiers to keep controversial political issues" out of the military. Almost three quarter of Zionist Camp voters opposed the law , 89 per cent of Meretz backers were against the law and all of those who support the Joint List said they were against the new law. (more...)
Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave
- August 04, 2018

The heat is set to build across Portugal on Friday and Saturday, with medical staff and firefighters on standby until the end of the weekend. In Portugal's southern Alentejo province, streets remain largely deserted. The country's civil contingencies agency warned of "a high risk" for wildfires in central and southern Sweden this weekend because of the continuing dry weather and strong winds. (more...)

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