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Women trapped in inflatable rainbow unicorn rescued by Chisago County deputies Women trapped in inflatable rainbow unicorn rescued by Chisago County deputies
- August 13, 2018

Police in the American state of Minnesota rescued a group of women stranded on a giant inflatable unicorn this weekend, an undeniably amusing circumstance which would never have happened if you fools listened to us back in March . Deputies threw the ladies a line and reeled them back to safety, ending the rescue with cheers and laughter. A sheriff's office tweet says, 'With a handful of laughs and some mad rescue roping skills they were pulled back to the dock'. (more...)
Florida man charged with manslaughter in Florida man charged with manslaughter in "stand your ground" shooting
- August 13, 2018

Justice delayed is justice denied and we continue to seek justice for the McGlockton family and so many other families across this state. Bernie McCabe, the state attorney for Pinellas County, announced his decision to file charges against Drejka 12 days after receiving investigative reports on the case from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office . (more...)
Iran foreign minister says no meeting planned with US counterpart Iran foreign minister says no meeting planned with US counterpart
- August 13, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday ruled out plans for a meeting with American officials on the sidelines of next month's session of the United Nations General Assembly in NY. US President Donald Trump's "jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey is shameful", Zarif wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Iran Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Hormuz Strait Iran Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Hormuz Strait
- August 13, 2018

According to the officials, the anti-ship Fateh-110 Mod 3 flew over 100 miles on a flight path over the Strait of Hormuz to a test range in the Iranian desert. 'We recognize what is going on, and we still can protect ourselves by pursuing our objectives of freedom of navigation and freedom of trade in the worldwide waters, ' the leadership of the US Army claimed. (more...)
Video shows Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching man in the head Video shows Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching man in the head
- August 13, 2018

The man who was repeatedly struck by the officer was taken to hospital for treatment. In the video, the man then falls onto a set of stairs, where the police officer continued to strike him. McGrier was hospitalized Saturday and not charged with any crime. Brown told CBS News he plans to file a lawsuit. Brown has not responded to CNN's request for comment. (more...)
Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States
- August 13, 2018

I gave the permission for the negotiations because of the insistence of the gentlemen". Trump has suggested he would be willing to hold talks with Iranian leaders, but that would be impossible without permission from Khamenei, who has the final say on all major policies. (more...)
Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan
- August 13, 2018

Following the announcement , the Turkish lira also hit record lows at 20 percent to the dollar, in the midst of a financial panic about the country's economic health. and China over trade, also fell to a new all-time low against the dollar on Monday, with traders happy to seize on any excuse to sell. They said that could be the first step toward tightening policy via an interest rate corridor, an instrument used in previous years, rather than increasing the benchmark rate. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok who criticized Trump in text messages
- August 13, 2018

Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, said the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was sacked by FBI deputy director David Bowdich on Friday. Strzok was a 22-year veteran of the bureau who helped oversee both the Russian Federation inquiry and the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, but sent texts critical of Trump including one where he labeled the future president an "idiot". (more...)
'Canada must wait,' tweets Trump, renewing auto tariff threat 'Canada must wait,' tweets Trump, renewing auto tariff threat
- August 13, 2018

Khabayan argued that Canada already provides the USA a "significant amount of access to our dairy markets". Officials now are rushing to conclude the talks before Mexico's Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1. "We started with a huge list of items to be closed and now we have been able to resolve a great deal", he told reporters. USA and Mexican officials will continue to work on bilateral issues before their Canadian counterparts rejoin the discussions on modernizing the 24-year-old ... (more...)
Washington state Democrats eye 3 GOP House seats Washington state Democrats eye 3 GOP House seats
- August 13, 2018

RealClearPolitics' election analyst Sean Trende has suggested Washington's relatively late primary serves a prophetic function much like ME used to when it had a separate, earlier general election. "It's encouraging", Brown said. "Eastern Washington is ready for a change". Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison both advanced to the November ballot, with Cantwell taking a large share of the votes in early returns. (more...)
Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September
- August 13, 2018

A fresh round of talks was held on Monday at the DMZ to discuss the third summit, led by the South's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's reunification committee. The detente paved the way for the April inter-Korean summit and US President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim in Singapore in June - the first ever between sitting leaders of North Korea and the United States. (more...)
Japanese man detained in North Korea thought to be Shiga Prefecture videographer Japanese man detained in North Korea thought to be Shiga Prefecture videographer
- August 13, 2018

Japan says North Korea abducted at least 17 Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s to train agents in Japanese culture and language to spy on South Korea. News of the arrest comes amid growing complaints about Japan from North Korean state media in recent weeks, despite recent efforts by Tokyo to secure direct talks with Pyongyang. (more...)
Omarosa recorded John Kelly firing her Omarosa recorded John Kelly firing her
- August 13, 2018

Manigault Newman told Todd that she made the recordings of conversations because "this is a White House where everybody lies" and "you have to have your back". The president appeared to back this sentiment on Saturday when he spoke before reporters and called Omarosa a "lowlife" when asked about her book, as Business Insider reported . (more...)
Caspian Sea nations sign landmark deal Caspian Sea nations sign landmark deal
- August 13, 2018

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and is variously classified as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. Leaders of the Caspian Five came there to seal a convention on the legal status of the sea washing shores of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. (more...)
Boy survives, eight killed in Indonesian plane crash Boy survives, eight killed in Indonesian plane crash
- August 13, 2018

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Local media said the boy is 12 years old and is being treated for a broken right hand. An investigation into the cause of the crash will be carried out, officials said. Indonesia , the world's largest archipelago nation, with more than 260 million people, has been plagued by transportation accidents on land, sea and air because of overcrowding on ferries, ageing infrastructure and poorly enforced safety ... (more...)
Malaysia seeks US$35m private jet linked to 1MDB scandal Malaysia seeks US$35m private jet linked to 1MDB scandal
- August 13, 2018

Dr Mahathir, who said that the yacht would be sold off soon, noted that the DoJ investigation had revealed that the vessel was acquired by Jho Low using funds siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Low has been accused of being a key figure in the scandal and Malaysian authorities have issued an arrest warrant, but his whereabouts are unknown. (more...)
Turkey taking action to ease market concerns Turkey taking action to ease market concerns
- August 13, 2018

Details and implementation of the plan remained vague. Kerry Craig, global markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said: "The decline in the Lira is multifaceted, caused not only by a weak external position in terms of current account deficit and inadequate currency reserves, but also the challenging political environment which exacerbates the vulnerabilities in the Lira". (more...)
China Has Prevented China Has Prevented "Great Tragedy" In Xinjiang, State-Run Paper Says
- August 13, 2018

Committee vice-chairwoman Gay McDougall said members are "deeply concerned" by "numerous and credible reports that we have received that, in the name of combating religious extremism and maintaining social stability, (China) has turned the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy ". (more...)
Omarosa Manigault Newman Releases Firing Tape Omarosa Manigault Newman Releases Firing Tape
- August 13, 2018

On Sunday, Manigault Newman did not address those issues. Yet, according to Manigault, her actions were not disloyal at all. Her about-face also includes the admission she was " complicit " in helping Trump appeal to the African-American community. (more...)
Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis
- August 13, 2018

Turkey has accused Donald Trump of leading an attack on its national currency. Details and implementation of the plan remained vague. Albayrak said budget discipline would be the most important foundation of Turkey's new economic approach and fiscal rules would be implemented for targeted indicators if necessary. (more...)
Rand plunges to 2-year low as Turkish crisis hits emerging markets
- August 13, 2018

The Euro opened this week's trading session gapping lower against its United States counterpart, responding to the Turkish Lira's sharp downturn last week. Erdogan said. "You dare to sacrifice 81-million (in) Turkey for a priest who is linked to terror groups?" American pastor Andrew Brunson has been held since October 2016 on terror and espionage charges, and if convicted, could face a jail term of 35 years. (more...)
Stormy Daniels’s Lawyer Is Considering a Run for President Stormy Daniels’s Lawyer Is Considering a Run for President
- August 13, 2018

During the 2016 Democratic Convention First Lady Michelle Obama introduced a different approach when she declared, "When they go low, we go high". For now, Avenatti has plenty of spotlight as the top 2020 presidential prospects stay away from Iowa . (more...)
Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen
- August 13, 2018

By the time the video starts, McGrier is backed up against the wall and pushes away the officer's hand after he attempts another shove. A federal investigation a year ago found Baltimore law enforcement has patterns of excessive use of force, racial profiling, and unconstitutional policing. (more...)
Israel PM defends contentious law in face of Arab protest Israel PM defends contentious law in face of Arab protest
- August 13, 2018

She said she brought them to the rally "because their future is at stake". The flags were only a small part of the Saturday night rally, but they were instantly seized upon by right-wing politicians and others. "In the heart of Tel Aviv!" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country and downgrades Arabic from an official language, saying it is necessary in order to fend off Palestinian challenges to Jewish ... (more...)
Tourist and fisherman mauled to death in hippos attacks in Kenya Tourist and fisherman mauled to death in hippos attacks in Kenya
- August 13, 2018

He said attacks on tourists were rare because they are usually protected by guides. There have now been six fatalities caused by hippos around the lake this year. Chairman of Lake Naivasha Boat Owners Association David Kilo noted that the increase in water levels had contributed to the hippo attacks. "The man was also bitten on the chest.He died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake", he said. (more...)
Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey
- August 13, 2018

The lira has always been falling on worries about Mr Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. Asian markets tumbled and the Turkish lira dived nearly eight percent on Monday on fears that the economic crisis gripping Turkey could spill over into the global economy. (more...)
In Charlottesville, Memorials And Heavy Police Presence On Rally Anniversary In Charlottesville, Memorials And Heavy Police Presence On Rally Anniversary
- August 13, 2018

The local chapter of Black Lives Matter is also planning a separate march to the site. They listened to speakers and chanted "Old Jim Crow, new Jim Crow, this racist system's got to go". And a march from a morning Washington Park remembrance of last year's tragedy to Fourth Street, where a driver plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many more, became heated when police blocked access to the Downtown Mall from Water Street, where entrance already was ... (more...)
New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers
- August 13, 2018

The elder Siraj Wahhaj said he has been cooperating with authorities in their investigation and that he had not had direct communication with his son since a search for him was launched after Abdul's disappearance. Investigators unearthed the remains of a small boy on Monday (Aug. 6), the missing boy's fourth birthday. But the boy's family already seems certain the remains are those of Abdul-Ghani. (more...)
Mother and daughter 'held in Dubai after glass of wine on flight' Mother and daughter 'held in Dubai after glass of wine on flight'
- August 13, 2018

Ellie may have to stay in Dubai for up to a year as she waits for a court hearing. Her partner and children flew to Dubai to meet her and she is now spending time with her children while her partner took Bibi back to England. She was thrown into a cell with her four-year-old daughter Bibi , pictured. However, Holman has to stay in Dubai for now, as her passport was confiscated and the legal case could take up a year to settle. (more...)
Orca seen grieving, carrying dead calf is now feeding, frolicking with pod Orca seen grieving, carrying dead calf is now feeding, frolicking with pod
- August 13, 2018

Digital images of the mother orca taken from the shore show that she is in good physical condition and "her behaviour is remarkably frisky". The CWR says mother whales have been known to transport their dead calves for up to a week at a time, but this case was unprecedented. (more...)

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