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Saudi Arabia plans to behead female political activist Saudi Arabia plans to behead female political activist
- August 23, 2018

Sara Rydkvist, Amnesty UK's campaigns manager, said: " Saudi Arabia's so-called reforms are a sham - the UK government must be bold in showing solidarity with fearless women standing up for human rights by publicly condemning their arrest and calling for their release". (more...)
Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on
- August 23, 2018

The recording, published by IS media wing al-Furqan, runs for about 55 minutes. Islamic State has released an audio recording of what it said is an address by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Speaking of war-torn Syria , he criticised rebel fighters for agreeing to surrender deals with the Damascus regime, and called on opposition fighters to join his jihadist group. (more...)
Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled
- August 23, 2018

Mahathir also told the press on Tuesday that he did not bring up Low Taek Jho, the Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, in his dialogue with the Chinese leaders, local reports said. (more...)
Facebook gives users trustworthiness score Facebook gives users trustworthiness score
- August 23, 2018

But Facebook said the Post report was misleading because it did not create a "unified score" to rank the overall trustworthiness of its users . "It's not uncommon for people to tell us something is false simply because they disagree with the premise of a story or they're intentionally trying to target a particular publisher ", Lyons told the publication. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM faces second leadership challenge Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM faces second leadership challenge
- August 23, 2018

That argument was dismissed by some of the Prime Minister's allies who insisted the onus was on the challenger to prove he had increased his numbers from the leadership ballot on Tuesday, which Mr Turnbull won by 48 to 35 votes. "I am anxious about the fact that we might have two Prime Ministers in a row who can't name an AC/DC song though, that still does worry me a little bit", he said. (more...)
Trump spews falsehoods about Mueller probe in morning Twitter rant Trump spews falsehoods about Mueller probe in morning Twitter rant
- August 23, 2018

Mueller's investigators have uncovered several instances of Trump campaign contacts with Russia , including a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY where Donald Trump Jr. During an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's " Meet The Press ", Giuliani acknowledged that the reason for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer, arranged by Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., was that they had been promised dirt on Trump's 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Venezuela natural disaster: 7.3 mag rocks northern coast - USGS confirms Venezuela natural disaster: 7.3 mag rocks northern coast - USGS confirms
- August 23, 2018

The US Geological Survey ( USGS ) said the quake - which was around 76.5 miles deep - may cause small tsunami waves along the coast close to the epicentre, around 23 miles southwest of Carupano. The quake was felt as far away as Colombia's capital of Bogata. Footage captured at the scene shows people shouting "quake" as Cabello and others looked side-to-side for cover. (more...)
A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case
- August 23, 2018

NBC News first reported Tuesday that Cohen was engaged in negotiations over a possible plea deal. Any such deal, now or later, would be a potentially perilous development for Trump that could offer investigators a detailed view into the president's business and campaign dealings. (more...)
Mahathir seeks Beijing understanding over Malaysia's fiscal problems Mahathir seeks Beijing understanding over Malaysia's fiscal problems
- August 23, 2018

The new Malaysian government under Pakatan Harapan, which Dr Mahathir leads, is now facing a debt of about RM1 trillion due to the alleged mismanagement of the country's finances by the previous government. Mahathir also oversaw the signing of a cooperation agreement between Chinese auto firm Geely and troubled Malaysian carmaker Proton. But on Monday, the Malaysian leader said his nation could "learn a lot" from Beijing . (more...)
11 hikers killed in Italy flash flooding 11 hikers killed in Italy flash flooding
- August 23, 2018

Heavy rain flooded the deep gorge , which was filled with hikers at the time. It was unclear how many people were missing. The local authorities strictly limited access to the area and have also marked certain rocky areas in order to help the rescuers' efforts to locate hikers in trouble, the agency said. (more...)
Who Is Cristhian Rivera, Mollie Tibbetts Alleged Killer? | Crime Time Who Is Cristhian Rivera, Mollie Tibbetts Alleged Killer? | Crime Time
- August 23, 2018

Investigators said Rivera told them he had seen Tibbetts before, but they would not comment on whether Rivera has a previous criminal history; whether he faced previous deportation orders; or to what extent he may have known Mollie Tibbetts before allegedly abducting her. (more...)
This map shows how smoke from BC wildfires is spreading across Canada This map shows how smoke from BC wildfires is spreading across Canada
- August 22, 2018

Air quality in Portland ranks third-worst among major cities worldwide on Wednesday morning, according to a data visualization tool that tracks air quality. Wildlife is trying to hide from poor Inland Northwest air quality and a local expert said there is something we can do to help them during this stressful time. (more...)
Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture,' claims Moscow Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture,' claims Moscow
- August 22, 2018

The move could be a result of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accusing the US government of mistreating Butina in the Washington , D.C., detention center, but at this time it's impossible to know. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has raised the case with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding Butina be freed. Coincidentally, she is now being held at the same jail as former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. (more...)
Israel closed the only checkpoint on the border with the Gaza strip Israel closed the only checkpoint on the border with the Gaza strip
- August 22, 2018

Protests and clashes began on the Gaza border on March 30 and have continued at varying levels since then. Meanwhile, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan defended the government's policy of attempting to avoid an escalation with Hamas, since it could lead to a ground war in Gaza. (more...)
Nigel Farage back in politics to challenge Theresa May's Brexit Nigel Farage back in politics to challenge Theresa May's Brexit
- August 22, 2018

Negotiations on future relations between the United Kingdom and the bloc have faltered, largely due to divisions within May's Conservative government over how close an economic relationship to seek with EU. It states: "The Home Office plans to make an offer to existing European Union residents that they can remain in the United Kingdom in a "no-deal" scenario, in effect unilaterally implementing the (immigration element of the) Citizens" Rights agreement agreed with the European Union in ... (more...)
Korea tells Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisation Korea tells Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisation
- August 22, 2018

On Monday, however, some families will have what is likely their final opportunity to see relatives from the other side of the border. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 19-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War . (more...)
Iranian spies targeted political foes, Jewish group in Hyde Park, feds charge Iranian spies targeted political foes, Jewish group in Hyde Park, feds charge
- August 22, 2018

Liu, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, said in a statement. What are they accused of? . The department said Doostdar in July 2017 conducted surveillance of an orthodox Jewish facility in Chicago, the Rohr Chabad House, including photographing the security features. (more...)
Iran says its economy not at 'dead end' from U.S. sanctions Iran says its economy not at 'dead end' from U.S. sanctions
- August 22, 2018

Accusing Iran of unleashing a "torrent of violence and destabilizing behavior against the United States, our allies, our partners and, indeed, the Iranian people themselves", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 16 announced the creation of the Iran Action Group, saying it will drive USA policy in Washington and overseas. (more...)
Dogs are on the menu at this ice cream shop in Tawian Dogs are on the menu at this ice cream shop in Tawian
- August 22, 2018

Would you be able to eat this scarily realistic ice cream puppy? Thie video shows that the ice-cream moulds of Shar-Pei puppies are so realistic, they nearly look too authentic to devour. "It is as if a dog is lying here and I feel like cutting into him will hurt him", the patron said. I feel sorry for him, because he has been made to look very lifelike. (more...)
Brazil Sending Troops to Its Border With Venezuela Brazil Sending Troops to Its Border With Venezuela
- August 22, 2018

A Pacaraima resident who asked to be identified only as Ismael said by telephone that the four Venezuelans allegedly entered the restaurant owner's home, tied him and his wife up and stabbed and beat the man severely before robbing his house. (more...)
EXPLAINED: Why reunions of war-split Korean families are high on emotion EXPLAINED: Why reunions of war-split Korean families are high on emotion
- August 22, 2018

Iran's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs are at "the top of the list", U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday after arriving in Israel, where he plans to holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (more...)
Last known Nazi collaborator living in USA is deported to Germany Last known Nazi collaborator living in USA is deported to Germany
- August 21, 2018

The official White House announcement about the deportation to Germany of 95-year-old Jakiw Palij trumpeted the role played by ICE , whose agents Trump had touted as "heroes" at an event the day before that was aimed at drawing a sharp contrast with Democrats over the enforcement of border-control laws. (more...)
US deports its last known Nazi collaborator US deports its last known Nazi collaborator
- August 21, 2018

His deportation was ordered in 2004 after a judge said he had falsified his immigration application. To protect the promise of freedom for Holocaust survivors and their families, President Trump prioritized the removal of Palij. "I know what they say , but I was never a collaborator", Palij told the paper at the time. Immigrant-rights groups have drawn attention to emotional deportation cases as well as the thousands of children who were separated from their parents after they illegally ... (more...)
Footage: Florida Deputy Saves 3-Year-Old Girl From Hot Car Footage: Florida Deputy Saves 3-Year-Old Girl From Hot Car
- August 21, 2018

In the audio from police footage, Dunn can be heard saying, "It's OK, baby". The kid was taken to the hospital immediately after when Deputy Dunn put on his sirens and rushed her to get help. Shortly after, Dunn gets up and walks over to the wall near the hospital entry, where he sinks down into a squat, where he stays until the video ends. (more...)
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj rites Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as pilgrims conduct hajj rites
- August 21, 2018

Prophet Ibrahim told his son about the dream, to which Ismail agreed to be used as a sacrifice. Scores of pilgrims gathered at the holy mosques of Mecca and Medina, early in the day, for Eid prayers. Can I participate in celebrations if I am not Muslim? The day begins with a collective morning prayer, typically at a large hall or park. The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has cautioned Muslim youth to celebrate in moderation as Ghanaian Muslims join others around the world to mark ... (more...)
Rockets hit near diplomatic area, heavy clashes near mosque in Kabul Rockets hit near diplomatic area, heavy clashes near mosque in Kabul
- August 21, 2018

Smoke and dust (C) rise following an air strike from an Afghan military helicopter during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants near the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on August 21, 2018. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, but it comes just two days after Ghani declared a ceasefire with the Taliban ahead of Eid celebrations. (more...)
Taiwan's Diplomatic Isolation Deepens as El Salvador Defects to Beijing Taiwan's Diplomatic Isolation Deepens as El Salvador Defects to Beijing
- August 21, 2018

Since then, Burkina Faso , the Dominican Republic , Panama and Sao Tome and Principe have all switched their recognition to Beijing . Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told reporters earlier that Taipei was not willing to engage in "money competition" with its giant neighbor. (more...)
China refutes U.S. report on Chinese military China refutes U.S. report on Chinese military
- August 21, 2018

The Pentagon's report said China's air force was developing capabilities to hit targets as far from the mainland as possible. Chinese bombers have been flying farther from home and have the capability of striking USA military bases as far afield as Guam, according to the Pentagon's annual report to Congress on the communist nation's military. (more...)
HIGHLIGHTS: Centre declares Kerala floods 'calamity of severe nature' HIGHLIGHTS: Centre declares Kerala floods 'calamity of severe nature'
- August 21, 2018

TRT World's Craig Vermay reports. More than 400 people have died since the monsoon started in May. Torrential rain over the past ten days forced officials to release water from dozens of dangerously full dams to prevent them bursting. (more...)
Chris Watts Formally Charged With Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters Chris Watts Formally Charged With Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters
- August 21, 2018

According to police, he told them that he had talked with his wife about his desire to separate from her. Authorities have not suggested a motive in the killing. Documents filed Friday in Chris Watts' arrest reveal some of the victims may have been strangled, along with other grim details. In a second motion, obtained by CNN affiliate KDVR , defense attorneys asked the court to compel the coroner's office to look for DNA under the mother's fingernails and on her hands. (more...)

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