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South Africa Calls Out Trump Over Tweet on White Farmer Killings South Africa Calls Out Trump Over Tweet on White Farmer Killings
- August 25, 2018

Although only nine percent of South Africans are white, they control 72 percent of the country's fertile land, almost a quarter of a century after the official end of apartheid and white minority rule. The tweet was quickly lambasted by many in South Africa, with one top ruling party official, Zizi Kodwa, telling the Associated Press that Trump has never experienced apartheid and doesn't know its legacy of stark inequality. (more...)
Hawaii Braces for 'Catastrophic Flooding' and Landslides from Hurricane Lane Hawaii Braces for 'Catastrophic Flooding' and Landslides from Hurricane Lane
- August 25, 2018

The service says some weakening is expected Friday but that the hurricane is expected to remain unsafe as it approaches Hawaii's islands. Hurricane Lane spun in a dangerously unpredictable path Friday as it lumbered toward Hawaii, dumping rain on the mostly rural Big Island and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee to emergency shelters. (more...)
Mollie Tibbetts' suspected killer acted normally during search, coworker says Mollie Tibbetts' suspected killer acted normally during search, coworker says
- August 25, 2018

A co-worker of Rivera's at Yarrabee Farms, where he also lived in a trailer home, told CBS that Rivera has a 3-year-old daughter with an ex-girlfriend, and that both of them attended the preliminary hearing this week following Rivera's arrest. (more...)
Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister
- August 25, 2018

Evangelical Christian Scott Morrison , who emerged as prime minister after a bun fight in Australia's ruling party on Friday (Aug 24), is an ambitious man who has always dreamed of the top job. They included more than one Turnbull supporter who signed to break the impasse. The Liberal Party has been avoiding public inquiry into the reasoning that led to the sudden and vicious coup against ex-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull . (more...)
Yemen: Air raids kill dozens of children Yemen: Air raids kill dozens of children
- August 25, 2018

The Saudi-led coalition said on Thursday it had foiled a booby-trapped boat attack by Yemen's Houthis in the Red Sea weeks after the rebels hit a Saudi oil tanker. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. Fore urged the warring sides, their foreign backers and the Security Council to "take action and end this conflict once and for all". (more...)
Who’s who in the Michael Cohen case Who’s who in the Michael Cohen case
- August 24, 2018

PAUL S RYAN: It is precisely because Donald Trump and his campaign failed to use campaign funds to make these payments, which were for the goal of influencing the election, that Donald Trump and his campaign have seemingly violated campaign finance law. (more...)
Trump tells Secretary of State Pompeo to cancel North Korea trip Trump tells Secretary of State Pompeo to cancel North Korea trip
- August 24, 2018

Trump tweeted: "I would like to send my warmest regards and respect to Chairman Kim". I look forward to seeing him soon!' There were no plans for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . At the same rally, Trump seemed to take a different tone too on China, saying he had withheld some criticism of China because "I wanted them to help us with North Korea and they have". (more...)
Scott 'Stop the boats' Morrison: Australia's latest PM Scott 'Stop the boats' Morrison: Australia's latest PM
- August 24, 2018

He voted no in Australia's plebiscite on same-sex marriage, listed "church" as one of his interests in his Who's Who profile, and regards former prime minister John Howard as a political inspiration. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop had been among the favorites and could have become Australia's second female prime minister. Turnbull told reporters at his final media conference as prime minister on Friday the government had been able to achieve enormous economic reforms. (more...)
What is next for US President Donald Trump? | USA
- August 24, 2018

He told a federal court in Manhattan that Trump directed him to arrange payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence two women who said they had affairs with Trump. Stormy Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, weighed in on Twitter. The Supreme Court in 1997, ruling in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton, held that a sitting president could be made to answer questions as part of a lawsuit. (more...)
Top court confirms Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa presidential election victory Top court confirms Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa presidential election victory
- August 24, 2018

But the nine member bench, headed by chief justice Luke Malaba unanimously ruled against Chamisa citing lack of evidence. Malaba said it was hard by global standards to overturn results of an election. In a first for Zimbabwe, the proceedings were broadcast live on state television. Mnangagwa took over after a military intervention in November 2017 resulted in the resignation of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe , who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. (more...)
PM Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance to Kerala flood-hit people PM Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance to Kerala flood-hit people
- August 24, 2018

However, Pakistan has categorically stated that there was no mention of "terrorists operating in Pakistan" during the said conversation. "This should be immediately corrected", he said in a tweet. He said Pakistan will be represented effectively in the world, adding that all the state institutions of Pakistan are on the same page. Alphons said this was a policy that was followed by the current government since former prime minister Manmohan Singh had refused aid from foreign countries in ... (more...)
Alleged weapon in double murder: A gas-filled yoga ball Alleged weapon in double murder: A gas-filled yoga ball
- August 24, 2018

Prosecutors told the High Court that Khaw Kim Sun left the inflatable ball in the boot of a auto where the gas leaked out and killed them, according to reports from court yesterday. Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless but deadly gas that can be found in fumes from fuel, gas stoves, gas fireplaces and other things, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Manafort juror said one holdout 'exasperated' others with her logic Manafort juror said one holdout 'exasperated' others with her logic
- August 24, 2018

Treasury. The interview Wednesday night marked the first time a juror has publicly identified themselves after the trial. "This pardon is not something being discussed in the White House and the president has not made a decision on pardoning Paul Manafort or anyone else", she said in a statement . (more...)
His Mom Was Dead. A 3-Year-Old Saved His Infant Brother His Mom Was Dead. A 3-Year-Old Saved His Infant Brother
- August 24, 2018

He attempted to wake up his mother who was lying on the ground after being thrown from the auto before going up a small hill to find help, KARK reported. "You can imagine, both of them were traumatized". The mother was later identified as 25-year-old Lisa Holliman . They said that his 1-year-old brother might be close-by. (more...)
NSA Leaker Reality Winner Hit with Multi-Year Sentence NSA Leaker Reality Winner Hit with Multi-Year Sentence
- August 24, 2018

Victor faced up to a decade behind bars, but prosecutors proposed a sentence of 63 months, or a little over five years, in exchange for her plea - "the longest received by a defendant for an unauthorized disclosure of national defense information to the media", U.S. (more...)
Sen. Graham Thinks President Trump Will Fire Attorney General Sessions Following Midterms Sen. Graham Thinks President Trump Will Fire Attorney General Sessions Following Midterms
- August 24, 2018

Mr. Trump said Manafort and Cohen were charged with matters totally unrelated to his presidential campaign, although Cohen told a federal court in NY that Mr. Mueller III). The last time the attorney general fired back at the President was months ago. During an interview with " Fox & Friends" that aired Thursday, he questioned for the umpteenth time Sessions's ability to serve as AG. (more...)
False alarm: Democrats say feared hack attempt was actually just a test False alarm: Democrats say feared hack attempt was actually just a test
- August 24, 2018

Lord said conversations among DNC executives and Michigan Party officials and employees are ongoing. DNC security boss Bob Lord said in a statement that a "third party" launched a "simulated phishing test on" the party's voter database - one Lord had announced on Wednesday in what at first appeared to be a warning about more foreign active measures this year. (more...)
British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison
- August 24, 2018

As a condition of the furlough , Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been barred from conducting any interviews with the media, can not visit the grounds of any foreign embassy and may not attempt to leave the country, the statement from Free Nazanin said. (more...)
Betsy DeVos reportedly wants to use federal funds to arm teachers Betsy DeVos reportedly wants to use federal funds to arm teachers
- August 24, 2018

A spokeswoman for the department would not directly address the plan. The SSAE grants, which are intended for student enrichment, would instead be given to states or districts to use that money toward buying weapons, the paper said. This is according to a report from the New York Times . The funds would be dispersed to states that would then divide them among districts that allow teachers to carry gun for defense of themselves and their students. (more...)
Taiwan fights for allies and identity amid Chinese pressure Taiwan fights for allies and identity amid Chinese pressure
- August 24, 2018

The Kingdom of eSwatini will not switch its allegiance from Taiwan to China, its foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday after China said it expected Taiwan's last diplomatic ally in Africa to switch allies soon. "However, the US government now on the one hand is thwarting and even deterring other countries from. establishing normal relations with China", Lu said. (more...)
Iran unveils new fighter jet with Washington in mind Iran unveils new fighter jet with Washington in mind
- August 23, 2018

At the ceremony, Rowhani said Iran's defence programme is aimed at deterrence vis-à-vis the United States. "Americans say you should accept what we say in the talks". Iran unveiled its first indigenous fighter jet on national defense day on Tuesday, state IRIB TV reported . Hitting out at the USA, the Iranian President said: "Washington imposes sanctions on Iran, but refrains from taking military action against the Islamic republic, since it is aware of the heavy costs of aggression". (more...)
Facebook deletes hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian disinformation campaigns Facebook deletes hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian disinformation campaigns
- August 23, 2018

The company said in its blog Tuesday that it removed 652 pages, groups and accounts from activities that originated in Iran , and pages, groups and accounts linked to sources that the USA government has identified as Russian military intelligence services. (more...)
Israel will pay the ‘higher price’ in peace deal with Palestinians Israel will pay the ‘higher price’ in peace deal with Palestinians
- August 23, 2018

Peace Now, an anti-settlement watchdog group, said the decision included final approval for immediate construction of almost 400 homes, with the rest requiring further bureaucratic approvals. Peace Now, an Israeli anti-settlement group that monitors settlement activity in the West Bank, said on Wednesday that there were plans for 1,004 units approved by a committee of Israel's ministry of military affairs. (more...)
Release Bobi Wine now, young Kenyan MPs tell President Museveni Release Bobi Wine now, young Kenyan MPs tell President Museveni
- August 23, 2018

But in a court martial sitting today morning, state chose to drop charges that were earlier preferred against the legislator advising court to transfer him to Police to be charged with treason . Medard Sseggona, Kyagulanyi's lawyer last Thursday said; "He is in great pain". Fondly known as "the Ghetto President", Wine has galvanized young voters to engage in critical by-elections since 2016, when Museveni won yet another term to extend his 32-year-old rule. (more...)
Kerala floods: After destruction efforts shift to relief; funds still a problem Kerala floods: After destruction efforts shift to relief; funds still a problem
- August 23, 2018

If the southern state escalates the issue further, the Centre will have a tough time explaining as to why it won't accept UAE's aid, or for that matter aid from any foreign government, since India's stated policy to deal with such situations categorically permits this. (more...)
Top Trump aide says USA does not seek regime change in Iran Top Trump aide says USA does not seek regime change in Iran
- August 23, 2018

The news sanctions of Washington against Tehran will be tougher than those introduced before the Iran nuclear deal, there will nearly be no exceptions for businesses, US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said. (more...)
Two killed in knife attack in Paris suburb, ISIS claims responsibility Two killed in knife attack in Paris suburb, ISIS claims responsibility
- August 23, 2018

Police arriving at the scene of the stabbing, southwest. "He was known [to police] for advocating terrorism but it seems he was a disturbed person rather than someone who could respond to calls for action from terrorist organisations like Daesh", he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State . (more...)
"action group" will fail to overthrow Iranian state -tweet
- August 23, 2018

Zarif expressed his dismay that the USA has not learned that sanctions were ineffective in changing the political climate in Iran . The US' decision to back Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh's overthrow 65 years ago in concert with the United Kingdom has cast a lasting shadow over relations between Washington and Tehran. (more...)
Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Set to Appear in Manhattan Federal Court Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Set to Appear in Manhattan Federal Court
- August 23, 2018

Cohen's then-lawyer called the use of search warrants "completely inappropriate". The other charges involve bank fraud and income tax evasion. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. His lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said the payments were made to spare Trump and his family embarrassment and were unrelated to the campaign. That places Trump much closer to actual wrongdoing than at any other point in the Russian Federation and related investigations, ... (more...)
South Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet South Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet
- August 23, 2018

The move aims to address racial inequalities, as white residents continue to own most of South Africa's land more than two decades after the end of apartheid. South Africa will implement plans to increase access to land for the poor in an orderly fashion and will initially focus on making state property available for housing and farming, President Cyril Ramaphosa said, as reported by Bloomberg, pledging that individual property rights will be strengthened. (more...)

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