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Indonesia hit with another earthquake, causing buildings to fall Indonesia hit with another earthquake, causing buildings to fall
- August 09, 2018

A Reuters witness said the latest quake sent people into the streets in panic and caused buildings to collapse. Muhammad Zainul Majdi, governor of the West Nusa Tenggara region which covers Lombok, said there was a dire need for medical staff, food and medicine in the worst-hit places. (more...)
Mossad behind Syrian scientist's assassination: Intelligence official Mossad behind Syrian scientist's assassination: Intelligence official
- August 09, 2018

A senior scientist for the Syrian regime involved in the country's development of weapons was killed along with his driver in a auto explosion in central Syria, activists reported Sunday. If the assassination was carried out by Mossad, it was the latest in a long line of Israeli attacks targeting Syrian weapons capabilities and development. (more...)
Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs
- August 09, 2018

Gates also said he may have submitted personal expenses for reimbursement by Trump's inaugural committee, which he helped operate. Gates struggled so badly to give a straight answer that eventually Judge T S Ellis III was forced to intervene. (more...)
Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies: ministry Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies: ministry
- August 09, 2018

Two Palestinians were reportedly injured in the attack in the northern city of Beit Lahia, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter in the area. "Ship to Gaza demands that those who have been taken prisoner and the ship and its cargo are returned to the location where the ship was boarded and are allowed to continue their journey in global and Palestinian waters unmolested, in accordance with worldwide law", the group said in a statement. (more...)
Palestinian rockets strike homes in Sderot, 2 injured Palestinian rockets strike homes in Sderot, 2 injured
- August 09, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces Twitter account said its fighter jets had targeted more 140 strategic sites, including a weapons manufacturing and storage facility. The cross-border violence comes soon after a delegation of senior Hamas officials visited Gaza to discuss a ceasefire agreement with Israel proposed by Egypt and the UN. (more...)
UK Prepares Kremlin Extradition Request for Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisonings UK Prepares Kremlin Extradition Request for Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisonings
- August 09, 2018

The Russian Embassy said it had not received an official request. Any extradition request is likely to be rejected by Russian Federation - and risks inflaming diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow, which are the worst since the Cold War. (more...)
United States imposes sanctions on Russian Federation for nerve agent attack in UK United States imposes sanctions on Russian Federation for nerve agent attack in UK
- August 09, 2018

The official said a second batch of "more draconian" sanctions would be imposed after 90 days unless Russian Federation gives "reliable assurances" that it will no longer use chemical weapons and allow on-site inspections by the United Nations or other worldwide observer groups. (more...)
China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat
- August 09, 2018

In November, a second batch of potentially more damaging sanctions will be reinstated on Iran's port operators, and the energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors. Despite opposing claims from the USA and Israel, researchers from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maintain that Iran continues to abide by its commitment in the deal. (more...)
On Moscow Trip, Rand Paul Invites Russians To Washington On Moscow Trip, Rand Paul Invites Russians To Washington
- August 08, 2018

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers back in Washington quickly pointed out in tweets and formal statements that Russian Federation is not a friend of the us and that the president should not accept Putin's word as bond on matters of USA national security. (more...)
U.S. senator presents letter from Trump for Putin U.S. senator presents letter from Trump for Putin
- August 08, 2018

The meeting last month was also attended by the Russian Foreign Ministry and a USA delegation led by Thomas Pickering, former Undersecretary of State. The White House said Wednesday President Trump wrote a letter of introduction for Republican Sen. "We expect that in the nearest time it will come to the presidential administration", Peskov said, according to Russian news agencies. (more...)
Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia
- August 08, 2018

A group of two Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in a training exercise over southwestern Estonia on Tuesday when one of the Spanish planes accidentally launched an air-to-air missile, the Spanish Defense Ministry said in a statement , adding that the projectile " did not hit any aircraft ". (more...)
Iran sanctions: United States can't stop our oil exports, says minister
- August 08, 2018

Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States . "For the first time in the history of the United Nations, the United States - a permanent member of the security council with veto power - is engaging in penalising nations across the entire world; not for violating a security council resolution, rather, for abiding by it", Khoshroo wrote. (more...)
Saudi Arabia: 'There is nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada Saudi Arabia: 'There is nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada
- August 08, 2018

Several countries have expressed support for Saudi Arabia , including Egypt and Russian Federation, which both told Ottawa it was unacceptable to lecture the kingdom on human rights. Saudia Airlines has also announced it will suspend flights to and from Canada starting August 13. The Canadian dollar slid Wednesday after the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia had begun selling off its holdings of the country's bonds, stocks, and cash. (more...)
NY congressman arrested on insider trading charges NY congressman arrested on insider trading charges
- August 08, 2018

The defendants are accused of securities fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, and making false statements , all related to publicly traded stocks of an Australian biotechnology company , Innate Immunotherapeutics. Lawyers for Collins released a statement expressing confidence he would be "completely vindicated and exonerated". "Congressman Collins will have more to say on this issue later today". (more...)
Indonesian rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly quake Indonesian rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly quake
- August 08, 2018

According to Caruso, even though the Lombok quake occurred on land, it struck right along the coastline, where subsequent landslides into the sea could trigger tsunamis . On July 29th there was a 6-point-4 magnitude quake that left at least 17 people dead. "All the locals were frantically running and screaming, putting on lifejackets". (more...)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends failure to ban Alex Jones
- August 08, 2018

Jack Dorsey explained on Tuesday why both remain on the platform. Jones, who has a verified Twitter account with 855,000 followers, had not been barred for a "simple" reason, Dorsey said: "he hasn't violated our rules ". A set of new rules on "hateful conduct and abusive behavior", implemented by Twitter at the end of past year, added additional content, such as "hateful imagery", to the category of material banned because it constitutes "specific threats of violence or wishing for serious ... (more...)
Mackenzie Noland alligator graduation pictures: Student poses with massive reptile Mackenzie Noland alligator graduation pictures: Student poses with massive reptile
- August 08, 2018

She had been interning at Gator Country , where she met Big Tex, who at 13ft 8.5in (4.18 metres) is the largest alligator at the Beaumont-based rescue centre. The reptile appears to be happy with his set up at the new park, especially in the photos with Noland. "Thank you to everyone who has shared my posts and given me all of this support", Noland wrote on Facebook. (more...)
Chinese exports accelerate as U.S. prepares new tariffs in heated row
- August 08, 2018

Customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product lines, down from 284 items on the initial list , as of August 23, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. Trump, who has boasted that trade wars are "easy to win", has threatened to ramp up the pressure and slap tariffs on virtually all of China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not back down and take steps to reduce the $335 billion U.S. (more...)
Boris Johnson told by Tory chair to apologise for burka comments Boris Johnson told by Tory chair to apologise for burka comments
- August 08, 2018

Mr Lammy added: "Muslim women are having their burkas pulled off by thugs in our streets and Boris Johnson's response is to mock them for "looking like letter boxes". In a column in Monday's Daily Telegraph newspaper, Johnson said women wearing the full face veil looked like "bank robbers" or "letter-boxes", prompting accusations of Islamophobia. (more...)
Manafort's Lawyers Allege Gates Lived A 'Secret Life'
- August 08, 2018

Downing told Judge Ellis he expects to question Gates for another hour when the trial resumes for the seventh day on Wednesday. But inside the courtroom, trial proceedings had plodded along almost Trump-free. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort. Gates' ongoing testimony on Tuesday - the sixth day of Manafort's fraud trial - came one day after he testified that he'd committed crimes with Manafort. (more...)
USA candidates in tight race in hotly contested OH election USA candidates in tight race in hotly contested OH election
- August 08, 2018

But a poll released Monday by Monmouth University showed that Republican state Sen. The night before the rally, Trump took to Twitter to attack LeBron James, calling the National Basketball Association star dumb just days after James, an OH native, poured tens of millions of his own dollars into the opening of an innovative public school in Akron. (more...)
Police probing shelter for girls in UP over trafficking Police probing shelter for girls in UP over trafficking
- August 07, 2018

The CBI, however, stated that it has not carried out any investigation into cases of sexual assault. Taking a serious note of the matter, chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered immediate removal of Deoria district magistrate Sujit Kumar, UP minister for women and child welfare Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters in Lucknow . (more...)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Sudbury Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Sudbury
- August 07, 2018

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of central North Carolina Monday afternoon, including Wake, Johnston and Harnett counties. Burn scars are in the most likely location for flooding, the National Weather Service says. A chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorms may continue Monday evening and over night. A second, stronger line of storms is possible by mid-late afternoon Tuesday, bringing the threat of severe weather to the 5 On Your Side viewing area. (more...)
Mexico touts progress in NAFTA talks with US, but toughest issues remain Mexico touts progress in NAFTA talks with US, but toughest issues remain
- August 07, 2018

Talks among Mexico , the United States and Canada to modernise the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement have dragged on since past year, after US President Donald Trump said he wanted a better deal for US business and workers. "Together, as friends and allies, we can grow our economies, create good-paying jobs and continue a tradition of shared prosperity that has come to define the relationship between our two countries", the video states, noting that Canada is "America's biggest ... (more...)
2 zoo animals killed by softball-sized hail; 14 people injured
- August 07, 2018

A powerful storm pummeled the Cheyenne Mountain zoo with large hail which injured 14 people and killed at least two animals. Visitor Jesse Barkalow said animals and humans scrambled to find cover during the storm. A flash flood warning was also issued for southern Colorado Springs and El Paso County. More than 3,400 people were stranded at the zoo because of the storm. (more...)
Twin Blazes Become California's Largest Wildfire In History Twin Blazes Become California's Largest Wildfire In History
- August 07, 2018

Officials say together the blazes about 100 miles (259 kilometers) north of San Francisco have charred 455 square miles (1,178 square kilometers). More than 15 major blazes are now burning , according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire. (more...)
Atiku Commends Osinbajo Over Sack of DSS DG for NASS Blockage Atiku Commends Osinbajo Over Sack of DSS DG for NASS Blockage
- August 07, 2018

Daura, who was summoned to the presidential villa by the acting president few minutes before his sack, was directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the DSS until further notice. In a statement, Osinbajo through his spokesman, Laolu Akande condemned what he called the " unauthorised invasion" of the National Assembly complex by operatives of the service. (more...)
United Kingdom could see warmer-than-average temperatures in autumn United Kingdom could see warmer-than-average temperatures in autumn
- August 07, 2018

After two months of warm weather , the Met Office says hotter than normal conditions over the next three months are 11 times more likely than much cooler conditions. "Sea surface temperatures close to the United Kingdom have reached near-record levels as a result of the prolonged hot and sunny weather", said the Met Office. (more...)
Two elderly men escape nursing home to attend rock fest Two elderly men escape nursing home to attend rock fest
- August 07, 2018

The men - who were not identified by authorities - were located "disoriented and dazed" at the Wacken at 3 a.m. Saturday, police said. Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt said Tuesday the two men were actually 58 and 59 and left a home for people with mental health issues to party Friday night in the town of Wacken, near the eponymous festival. (more...)
Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort
- August 07, 2018

Gates is the prosecution's star witness after he cut a plea deal this year and admitted two felony charges. Rick Gates has been regarded as a crucial witness for the government ever since he pleaded guilty this year to two felony charges and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. (more...)

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