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Trump admin killed Puerto Ricans with neglect, mayor says Trump admin killed Puerto Ricans with neglect, mayor says
- August 30, 2018

The count in Puerto Rico could change as the government continues to investigate deaths from the storm, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló said. The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 remains the deadliest recorded hurricane in U.S. Trump shifted the blame by describing the island's power plant prior to the disaster as "dead, it was shut, it was bankrupt, it was out of business". (more...)
Sexually frustrated dolphin forces French beach town to issue swimming ban Sexually frustrated dolphin forces French beach town to issue swimming ban
- August 30, 2018

The move was made on the basis of advice from marine specialists after the visibly excited 10ft dolphin - nicknamed Zafar - started rubbing against boats and bathers. A local lawyer has even threatened to have the village's ban overturned, arguing that instances of dolphin-related injuries are extremely rare, and that Lars is merely trying to "make dolphins look like ferocious beasts". (more...)
All asylum-seekers on board boat that reached Australia rounded up All asylum-seekers on board boat that reached Australia rounded up
- August 30, 2018

The Australian Border Force has not responded to repeated requests for clarification. This handout photo from the Port Douglas Marine Rescue taken and released on August 27, 2018 shows an abandoned fishing boat in the Daintree near Cape Kimberley in Queensland. (more...)
Clarity on India's Iranian oil import likely to emerge after US meeting Clarity on India's Iranian oil import likely to emerge after US meeting
- August 30, 2018

Rouhani faced lawmakers' questions about his administration's handling of economic problems at a Tuesday appearance in parliament. "We will overcome the troubles". France has been one of the strongest advocates of salvaging a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, which US President Donald Trump pulled out of in May. (more...)
UK PM says no-deal Brexit not 'the end of the world'
- August 30, 2018

The pound rose one per cent to hit a three-week high after chief European Union negotiator Michel Barnier promised Britain "a partnership such as there never has been". In its first batch of no deal Brexit technical notices published last week , the United Kingdom government said that no deal would create an array of new border checks and threaten the pensions of millions of people, among other issues. (more...)
North Korea Greets The Crypto Industry With An International Conference North Korea Greets The Crypto Industry With An International Conference
- August 30, 2018

Pompeo said Tuesday that Washington remains ready to engage 'when it is clear that Chairman Kim stands ready to deliver on the commitments that he made at the Singapore summit to President Trump to completely denuclearize North Korea. "We're making no change to the exercise program at this time", Mattis said on Tuesday. Trump announced Friday that Pompeo had canceled a trip to Pyongyang planned for this week because of a lack of "sufficient progress" with North Korea. (more...)
United States whistleblower Chelsea Manning could be banned from entering Australia
- August 30, 2018

Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is scheduled to speak at the Sydney Opera House at the weekend. Greg Barns, a lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, said refusing her entry was extraordinary given her sentence had been commuted. Immigration New Zealand has confirmed it has received a request for a special direction from Manning's representatives. (more...)
Notting Hill Carnival 2018 in pictures - CBBC Newsround Notting Hill Carnival 2018 in pictures - CBBC Newsround
- August 30, 2018

The MPS headquarters too revealed 30 officers were injured this year "in the line of duty". Another suspect drove a motorbike at officers, hitting a police motorcyclist, and then sped off, sparking a chase from Notting Hill to Northolt involving the police helicopter. (more...)
As outrage grows, India's top court places rights activists under house arrest As outrage grows, India's top court places rights activists under house arrest
- August 30, 2018

On Tuesday, Pune police began multi-city searches and arrested revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao from Hyderabad , advocate Sudha Bharadwaj from Faridabad, Gautam Navlakha from New Delhi , and Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves from Mumbai .Rao, Bharadwaj, Farreira, Gonzalves and Navalakha were arrested under IPC Section 153 (A), which relates to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place or birth, residence, language and committing acts ... (more...)
Most Palestinians are no longer refugees, says US Most Palestinians are no longer refugees, says US
- August 30, 2018

Months after scaling back financial support for the United Nations agency that provides humanitarian aid to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees, the Trump administration has chose to end funding altogether, several sources told Foreign Policy , in a decision that analysts said would cause more hardship and possibly unrest in Gaza, the West Bank, and other parts of the Middle East. (more...)
Texas police search for woman who rings doorbell and disappears Texas police search for woman who rings doorbell and disappears
- August 29, 2018

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says people from across the state have sent them flyers of missing women, but so far they don't believe any of them are the woman in the video. 18A243347. They are continuing to canvas the area and are reviewing video surveillance from other nearby houses and businesses. Spencer did not want to speculate on the situation or even confirm that the items wrapped around the woman's wrists look like restraints. (more...)
Grassley Tweet on Don McGahn Sows Confusion Grassley Tweet on Don McGahn Sows Confusion
- August 29, 2018

He will be the latest in a series of high-ranking White House officials to leave President Trump's side in what has been an unprecedented level of staff turnover. The White House lawyer reportedly threatened to resign a year ago because Mr Trump was planning to remove Mr Mueller. The New York Times first reported Trump's move to fire Mueller and McGahn's refusal to carry out the order. (more...)
Rain not enough to put out fire near Waterton Lakes National Park Rain not enough to put out fire near Waterton Lakes National Park
- August 29, 2018

National Park Service and Parks Canada were closely coordinating efforts, the press release said. A sprinkler system has been set up to try to hold the fire at McDonald Creek. An evacuation alert was issued for Waterton Lakes National Park on Thursday night and warned people to be ready to leave the area quickly if needed. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe taken to hospital after panic attacks in Iranian prison Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe taken to hospital after panic attacks in Iranian prison
- August 29, 2018

Mr Ratcliffe earlier said Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt had given his wife's case greater priority than his predecessor, Boris Johnson. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was granted a three-day release from prison last week, and was briefly reunited with her 4-year-old daughter. (more...)
Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service' Trump Orders Flags Lowered: 'I Repsect Senator John McCain's Service'
- August 29, 2018

Separately, Wilson told CNN's Don Lemon on Monday that Trump acted like a "petulant child" when he re-raised the American flag over the White House less than 48 hours after McCain's passing and also waited until Monday to issue a more detailed statement recognizing the Republican senator's many contributions. (more...)
Trump claims China hacked Clinton's email server, makes Russian Federation joke
- August 29, 2018

And Comey acknowledged to Congress that despite Clinton's claims to the contrary, she transmitted classified information on the unauthorized and unsecured server. Actually, a very big story. Code written by the Chinese was embedded in the server located in Clinton's residence in Chappaqua, New York, said the DCNF. (more...)
Did you feel the earthquakes that hit near La Verne? Did you feel the earthquakes that hit near La Verne?
- August 29, 2018

It was felt at police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles and in Glendale, Lakewood, other parts of Los Angeles County and Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern and San Diego counties. and a second magnitude 3.4 quake less than a minute later - was approximately 2.7 miles north of La Verne. No damage or injuries were reported in Pasadena, police there said. (more...)
Republican Senator says McCain's legacy critics 'deserve a whippin' Republican Senator says McCain's legacy critics 'deserve a whippin'
- August 29, 2018

Isakson's comments were an apparent swipe at President Trump, who was criticized after the White House briefly broke the tradition and returned the flags to full height on Monday after flying them half-staff on Sunday, the day after the Arizona Republican succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 81 . (more...)
Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death
- August 29, 2018

Trump has criticized McCain at rallies, and continued to target him even as the Arizona senator went through treatments for brain cancer . The absence of a formal communique from the White House has raised eyebrows and was all the more conspicuous after Vice President Mike Pence along with most of the cabinet, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, and all the living former presidents had issued their own statements over the weekend. (more...)
Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel
- August 29, 2018

The pro-Brexit organisation Fishing for Leave, however, has denounced the "hypocrisy" of French fishermen, claiming that they have caught 60% of the fish in British waters over the past 40 years. The source of the problem is the regulations that the French scallop fishermen are subject to. The dispute was nicknamed the "Guerre de la Coquille" when again British and French fishermen clashed this time off the coast of Le Havre, France . (more...)
McCain Death, Florida Shooting Cast Shadows On Tuesday's Primaries McCain Death, Florida Shooting Cast Shadows On Tuesday's Primaries
- August 29, 2018

Senate primary Tuesday night, NBC said . The president has dominated the race to replace Sen. McSally is seen as a stronger general election candidate than either Ward or Arpaio, both hard-line conservatives. Should Republicans win here in November, it leaves Democrats with few options to win the seats they need. Gov. Doug Ducey will be tasked with appointing the senior senator's replacement, but has said that he will not do so until McCain is laid to rest later this week. (more...)
Theresa May's Dance Moves Do Not Go Over Well Theresa May's Dance Moves Do Not Go Over Well
- August 29, 2018

Footage tweeted by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), captures May attempting to mimic the dance moves of children at the ID Mkhize Senior Secondary in Gugulethu, Cape Town - which proves a struggle for the British PM. (more...)
Sen. Lindsey Graham pays tribute to John McCain on Senate floor
- August 29, 2018

The receiver is set to speak before former Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump announces agreement with Mexico on NAFTA overhaul Grassley: Trump will tackle prison reform "soon after" the midterms Grassley tries to overcome Hatch objections to disclosing drug prices in ads MORE (R-Utah) says a White House statement honoring the late Sen. (more...)
Foreigners on the run from crocodiles on Australian island Foreigners on the run from crocodiles on Australian island
- August 29, 2018

Many of those on board the rickety Vietnamese vessel, the first to reach the country in nearly four years, then fled into a mangrove rainforest near the Daintree River in the tropical far north of Queensland state. On Tuesday, the ABC reported police had arrested two men about 9am. Mr Dutton said those detained will be "deported from our country at the first available opportunity", adding the boat's arrival showed people smuggling remains a concern for officials. (more...)
Primark fire in Belfast photos Primark fire in Belfast photos
- August 29, 2018

There were no initial reports of injuries but that has yet to be confirmed by authorities. The building, which has been in the heart of Belfast since 1787, had recently undergone a multimillion-pound refurbishment. "The Bank Building is a very important part of the city's architectural heritage and is loved by many". Motorists are asked not to use Bridge Street, High Street, Castle Street, Queens Street, Royal Avenue and North Street to allow fire crews to deal with the blaze. (more...)
14-foot giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach 14-foot giant squid washes up on New Zealand beach
- August 29, 2018

When the divers checked the squid out again after their dive, they thought it had shrunk a little, but no animals had decided to make a meal out of the dead beast, Aplin said. A 14-foot squid washed up on the sand in Wellington , New Zealand on Saturday. Experts also theorize, based on huge squid beaks found inside whales, that some giants could grow to be 66-feet long. (more...)
Swarming bees took over a Times Square hot dog stand Swarming bees took over a Times Square hot dog stand
- August 29, 2018

Lauriano, who is known as the NYPD's "bee guy", told the news organization that the process would only take a few minutes. "We like to keep the families together". A swarm of bees land on a hot dog cart in Times Square in New York City, U.S., August 28, 2018. Let's hope that the police also had some EpiPens on hand, because with that many bees buzzing around, at least one person is bound to get stung. (more...)
White House lowers flags to half-staff to honor McCain following outcry
- August 29, 2018

Trump had, prior to Monday's statement , only offered a tweet offering sympathies to McCain's family following his death on Saturday from brain cancer. The statement, drafted before the senator's death Saturday, would have commended the Arizona Republican for his military service and his decades in the Senate. (more...)
Trump to Japanese PM Abe: 'I Remember Pearl Harbor' Trump to Japanese PM Abe: 'I Remember Pearl Harbor'
- August 29, 2018

The comment caught Abe off-guard, given that he ostensibly has the best relationship with Trump of any foreign leader and Trump calls the prime minister his "good friend", the Post reports. "And you can't say that about a lot of the world leaders", a USA official told the news outlet on condition of anonymity to discuss a vital bilateral relationship. (more...)
Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling
- August 28, 2018

Cody Wilson , with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Austin, Texas . The files could previously be downloaded for free, but U.S. "I'll sell them. I'll ship them". This decision is in response to a lawsuit brought by 19 attorneys general , who sought to block the release of the plans when they were slated to become available online in July. (more...)

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