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Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result
- August 11, 2018

Zimbabwe 's opposition coalition has filed a legal challenge to results of the country's recent election, in a move that delays the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of Zimbabwe. European Union observers said that the ZANU-PF candidate had benefitted from an "un-level playing field" and some voter intimidation, though worldwide monitors largely praised the conduct of the election. (more...)
Kerala Monsoon: Hefty rains lash Wayanad, Palakkad, Punalur, Alappuzha Kerala Monsoon: Hefty rains lash Wayanad, Palakkad, Punalur, Alappuzha
- August 11, 2018

The opening of the first two shutters was preponed by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) from 6 am to 5 am due to increasing water level. The full reservoir level is 2,403 feet and storage capacity is 69,268 Mcft and storage percentage is 97.61 percent. (more...)
Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races
- August 11, 2018

State Attorney General William "Bill" Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Gelineau won their respective primaries August 7 to compete against each other for the governor seat November 6. "We have so many elected officials with no political background. The people who are supportive of the president are very supportive, they're very enthusiastic", said Anderson, adding that the GOP also will have to appeal to independent swing voters. (more...)
Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers
- August 11, 2018

The lawsuit, involving a dozen asylum-seekers - Carmen and her daughter, the eight still in custody, and four others who have also already been removed - was filed Tuesday by the ACLU and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. He also threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt. Further, a gang held her at gunpoint in May and demanded she pay a monthly "tax" or they would kill her and her daughter. (more...)
Julian Assange ‘considering’ testifying in US Russia meddling probe Julian Assange ‘considering’ testifying in US Russia meddling probe
- August 10, 2018

His lawyer Jennifer Robinson has today confirmed Assange is "seriously considering" the the request but explained there would be caveats attached. The U.S. He was granted asylum in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of sex crimes, allegations that were later dropped. WikiLeaks famously published emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta that were allegedly hacked by the Russian government . (more...)
'Firenado' towers over factory blaze in Derbyshire 'Firenado' towers over factory blaze in Derbyshire
- August 10, 2018

The fire was put out without causing any injuries or deaths. The cause of the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote is not yet known. Firefighters were joined by colleagues from other counties as they tried to prevent the fire spreading. Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets on fire could be seen across the East Midlands . (more...)
Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say
- August 10, 2018

Provincial security chief Farid Ahmad Mashal says the dead bodies of at least 39 militants are left in the eastern parts of the city. After the assault, police conducted house-to-house searches to discover how the Taliban managed to infiltrate deep into the city, which is 120km south of Kabul . (more...)
At least 4 dead in Fredericton after Brookside Drive-area shooting At least 4 dead in Fredericton after Brookside Drive-area shooting
- August 10, 2018

Rachel LeBlanc, who was sheltering in place at a daycare center within the lockdown area on Brookside Drive, told CBC she heard gunshots shortly after arriving at work on Friday. The incident is ongoing. They also asked people in the area to stay inside and to lock their doors. A later one added: 'An incident has resulted in at least four people killed. (more...)
Hundreds evacuated from campsites as southern France hit by flash flooding Hundreds evacuated from campsites as southern France hit by flash flooding
- August 10, 2018

Rescuers believe the man sought shelter in his camper when fast-flowing water burst the banks of the nearby L'Ardeche River, but the vehicle was swept away. Hundreds of firefighters and police took part in the rescue operations, using helicopters to help spot affected campsites and carry out some people. (more...)
Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone
- August 10, 2018

Nunes went so far as to say that "If [AG] Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones [who can protect Trump ]". supporting a president whose policy goals they think they can help. Nunes' remarks came days after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) rejected plans by the Republican conservatives, Reps. (more...)
Hamas and Israel agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up Hamas and Israel agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up
- August 10, 2018

Shortly after, an Israeli airstrike flattened the five-story cultural centre in the Shati refugee camp, a crowded district of Gaza City. Earlier on Thursday, a Palestinian official said armed factions in Gaza were prepared to halt their rocket attacks on southern Israel if the Israeli military stopped its air strikes. (more...)
Indonesia natural disaster death toll almost triples to 347 Indonesia natural disaster death toll almost triples to 347
- August 10, 2018

Officials said about three-quarters of Lombok's rural north had been without electricity since Sunday, although power had since been restored in most areas before the aftershock. "Today, we managed to find one dead victim buried under the rubble of a building in Sigar Penjalin village". Thousands of tourists have also left Lombok since Sunday, fearing further earthquakes , some on extra flights provided by airlines and others on ferries to the neighbouring island of Bali. (more...)
Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering
- August 10, 2018

On the three charges, Najib was alleged to have received RM27 million, RM5 million and RM10 million, respectively, which were proceeds from unlawful activities, via Real Time Electronic Transfer of Funds and Securities (Rentas) into two AmIslamic Bank Berhad accounts of his bearing the numbers 2112022011880 and 2112022011906. (more...)
The View Is Adding A Fox News Host To Replace Sara Haines The View Is Adding A Fox News Host To Replace Sara Haines
- August 10, 2018

It is a good guess, but they will now simply start referring to her as the "hottest co-host on The View ", and this series of sexy bikini photos of her will certainly help bolster that claim. She joins right-leaning Meghan McCain , who regularly debates against left-leaning veteran stars Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg as well as co-star Sunny Hostin . (more...)
Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app
- August 10, 2018

We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. But Twitter has decided not to suspend Jones or his website InfoWars . Dorsey then explained how Twitter's algorithms look at users' behaviors to make decisions on where to place content. The company is responding by expediting a review of its content policies, according to an internal email that Chief Executive Jack Dorsey shared on Twitter on Wednesday. (more...)
'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions 'Insulting': North Korea hits out at US for call to enforce sanctions
- August 10, 2018

North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of pushing for worldwide sanctions despite goodwill moves by Pyongyang and said that progress on denuclearisation promises could not be expected if Washington continued to follow an "outdated acting script". (more...)
Tokyo med univ. admits curbing women's enrollment, vows to stop Tokyo med univ. admits curbing women's enrollment, vows to stop
- August 10, 2018

Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! The manipulation surfaced during an investigation of an alleged wrongful admission of a bureaucrat's son. Recent reports have revealed that the medical school's written admission test is deliberately discriminatory against women, working on a points system where men could score a full 100 and women can only reach 80 out of 100. (more...)
Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes
- August 09, 2018

The Saudi government issued a statement on August 9 and described the strike as "a legitimate military action" and was "conducted in conformity with the worldwide humanitarian law". "We closely coordinate with them", spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. The simultaneous power vacuum and crippling of Yemen's already-weak health and security infrastructures have enabled al Qaeda and ISIS affiliates to operate, albeit under threat of USA airstrike, and unleashed a tsunami of starvation and disease . (more...)
Pence: Space Force military branch to be established by 2020 Pence: Space Force military branch to be established by 2020
- August 09, 2018

It was only seven weeks ago that President Trump directed DoD to begin the process. The proposed sixth branch of the US military will "confront the emerging threats in the boundless expanse of space" according to Pence. While Pence says the the administration aims to have the sixth branch formulated by 2020, the establishment of a new military branch to oversee war fighting in space would require congressional approval. (more...)
Argentina Rejects Bill To Legalise Abortion As Campaigners Vow To Continue Fight Argentina Rejects Bill To Legalise Abortion As Campaigners Vow To Continue Fight
- August 09, 2018

Argentina's senators on Thursday rejected a bill that would have allowed women in the country to get an abortion in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancy, CNN reported . The proposal was the subject of mass protests and the Aborto Legal Ya campaign, with supporters carrying signs on Wednesday displaying coat hangers and the word "Adios"-a reference to risky methods that have been used by women to terminate unwanted pregnancies". (more...)
Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law
- August 09, 2018

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the nation-state law in Rabin Square on August 4, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Finally, on the issue of Diaspora Jewry, she notes that the law explicitly mentions that "the state will act within the Diaspora to strengthen the affinity between the state and members of the Jewish people" and says that the language chosen to refer to activities in the Diaspora alone was to "avoid an undemocratic situation in which a constitutional "right" would ... (more...)
Israeli strike kills two Hamas fighters in Gaza Israeli strike kills two Hamas fighters in Gaza
- August 09, 2018

In the country's defense Ministry explained that the barrier needs to protect Israelis from attacks by the Islamic group Hamas. The IDF spokesman also posted online a video of the Hamas terrorists shooting at Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip outpost. (more...)
Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164
- August 09, 2018

A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's quake in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia. But disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Wednesday the information from those sources was incomplete and had not been cross-checked for duplication. (more...)
10 years after Russian Federation war, Georgia decries Moscow's ongoing 'occupation' 10 years after Russian Federation war, Georgia decries Moscow's ongoing 'occupation'
- August 09, 2018

In the summer of 2008, Georgian forces launched an offensive against separatists in South Ossetia, a small pro-Russian region on the border of the two countries. Prominent Georgian politicians are keen for their country to join the Western military alliance, but have seen chances of joining hampered by Russian territorial incursions. (more...)
Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial Takeaways from Day 7 of the Manafort Trial
- August 09, 2018

Gates was asked about 11 Cypriot accounts, and he testified that they were all owned by Ukrainian businessmen. In one case, Ellis snapped at prosecutors in front of the jury because they allowed an IRS agent to attend the trial. She said Manafort's passport was used to open many of them in United States dollars, euros and British pounds. In addition to the unreported income, Welch said that Manafort listed dubious business expenses such as 132,000 euros to a yacht company, $49,000 ... (more...)
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 91 Death toll in Indonesia earthquake rises to 91
- August 09, 2018

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said that more than 120 aftershocks were recorded after Sunday evening's quake, whose magnitude the U.S. Saffron Amis, a British student visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok , told Reuters by text message that dozens of tourists were evacuated to a hill after the quake. (more...)
Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Tops 200 Amid Another Strong Aftershock
- August 09, 2018

According to Indonesia's geological agency, Thursday's quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, striking at a depth of just 12 kilometres. The footage of the prayer led by Imam Arafat at the Musholla As-Syuhada Mosque was being broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday night when a magnitude 7.0 quake hit the neighboring Lombok Island. (more...)
Tourist racks up $64k in speeding fines in Dubai Tourist racks up $64k in speeding fines in Dubai
- August 09, 2018

The man rented a DH1.3 million worth Lamborghini , which he drove at the reckless speed of 240kmph on Sheikh Zayed Road. The speed limit on the busy road is 120km/h (75mph), but on the way towards Abu Dhabi it rises to 140km/h (87mph ). (more...)
Armeena Khan repsonds to former United Kingdom mayor for mocking Burqas Armeena Khan repsonds to former United Kingdom mayor for mocking Burqas
- August 09, 2018

Warsi responded in The Guardian, saying Johnson had used rightwing, "alt-right" language in criticising the appearance of the burqa, which contributes to a view that " Muslim women are fair game". "It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked - we must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues", a source close to Johnson told reporters. (more...)
Alex Jones, Infowars Kicked off Multiple Social Media Platforms Alex Jones, Infowars Kicked off Multiple Social Media Platforms
- August 09, 2018

Apple has dropped episodes of a controversial podcast run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (file photo), following similar bans by Spotify, Facebook and YouTube . He has already been slapped with three separate defamation lawsuits by the families of children who lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", Facebook wrote in a statement . (more...)

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