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16 killed in twin blasts at Kabul wrestling club 16 killed in twin blasts at Kabul wrestling club
- September 08, 2018

The first two blasts occurred when a suicide bomber detonated himself inside a gym at a wrestling event while a auto bomb was triggered soon after, as first responders attended the scene. UNAMA has documented a pattern of attacks deliberately carried out against this minority community in recent years, the latest of which occurred on August 15 at an education centre. (more...)
Dallas officer fatally shoots man after mistaking his apartment for her own Dallas officer fatally shoots man after mistaking his apartment for her own
- September 08, 2018

The officer was in uniform and was returning home after her shift. She told responding officers that she believed the victim's apartment was her own when she entered it. Thursday night and police officers administered first aid on the scene. "We have reassured them that we are working diligently and that we have invited an outside agency to investigate this", she said. (more...)
At least one killed in Israeli jet raids in Syria At least one killed in Israeli jet raids in Syria
- September 07, 2018

Israeli warplanes targeted several military positions of the Syrian army in Hama and Tartus after violating Lebanon's airspace, but they had to flee the area after they faced the Syrian army's air defense and their rockets were intercepted by the air defense system. (more...)
Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached
- September 07, 2018

Seeking to portray the Montana farmer as a tool of liberal Democrats, Trump said, "Jon Tester talks like he's from Montana, but he votes like he's Nancy Pelosi" - a reference to the House minority leader, a frequent Trump target. Both red-state Democrats find themselves caught between their Senate leaders and their states' more conservative voters, who are more broadly supportive of Trump's pick. (more...)
Trump knocks Kerry over possible 2020 run Trump knocks Kerry over possible 2020 run
- September 07, 2018

Trump had allowed himself till May just 12 to provide a resolution on conserving or forgoing the agreement.A response to Trump's tweet , from Kerry, was issued through a spokesperson to Fox Records. "I should only be so lucky", the president wrote on Twitter. 'I don't support just a one-off where you drop a few bombs and there's no follow-up diplomacy and no additional effort to try to use the leverage you get out of doing that, ' he argued. (more...)
BMW seized from home of couple who raised money for homeless man BMW seized from home of couple who raised money for homeless man
- September 07, 2018

Authorities executed a search warrant Thursday morning at the home of the South Jersey couple accused of defrauding homeless veteran, Johnny Bobbitt, out of most of the $400,000 raised in a GoFundMe campaign. The couple allegedly drained the funds after they deposited the money into their personal accounts. Bobbitt's lawyers say he was given a total of about $75,000. (more...)
Harris puts Kavanaugh on edge with Mueller question Harris puts Kavanaugh on edge with Mueller question
- September 07, 2018

Harris said late on the second day of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. On Wednesday, 13 progressive groups, scolding Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for failing to block Kavanaugh, demanded that Democratic senators bypass Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. (more...)
Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler to get divorced Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler to get divorced
- September 07, 2018

She cited red tape, outside interference and a more prosperous future outside the union as the main motivation for the split, as well as a £350 outstanding debt that had caused friction between the pair. Mr Johnson admitted to having an affair with Petronella Wyatt in 2008, and to fathering a child with Helen Macintyre in 2012. "It's all very painful to watch". (more...)
Northern California wildfire triples in size, destroys multiple big rigs Northern California wildfire triples in size, destroys multiple big rigs
- September 07, 2018

The fire is located two miles north of Lakehead, California. Truckers abandoned their vehicles and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire in California. The agency spent $432 million through the end of August and had only about $11 million left, Pimlott wrote. Officials did not immediately say how many people the evacuation order affected, but the fire is in a rural area with scattered homes. (more...)
The quiet resistance trying to thwart President Trump
- September 07, 2018

The opinion piece says that Trump's staff often takes action to block the president from action. There is fierce speculation over who is responsible - with the United States vice-president among those to deny any involvement. " Anonymous , meaning gutless , a gutless editorial - we're doing a great job", he said. "Americans should know there are adults in the room". We fully recognise what is happening. (more...)
Inside Attack: Afghan Policeman Kills U.S. Service Member Inside Attack: Afghan Policeman Kills U.S. Service Member
- September 07, 2018

O'Donnell said the Afghan attacker was apprehended and is now in Afghan custody. Around 14,000 USA troops are now stationed in Afghanistan, where the Western-backed government in Kabul has been struggling to fend off the Taliban and other militant groups. (more...)
Syria's Idlib 'Cannot Be a Slaughter' Syria's Idlib 'Cannot Be a Slaughter'
- September 07, 2018

The announcement "means we're not in a hurry to pull out", the USA special representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, told journalists in Washington Thursday, although he added that didn't necessarily mean a long-term American military presence in the country. (more...)
NY Attorney General subpoenas every Catholic diocese in the state NY Attorney General subpoenas every Catholic diocese in the state
- September 07, 2018

All eight Catholic dioceses in the state of NY are now being investigated for their handling of sex abuse claims. Underwood's office is pursuing a civil investigation into how church leaders responded to reports of abuse. "The report revealed that sexual assaults on children - and efforts to cover up such assaults - were far more widespread in Pennsylvania than we ever thought possible". (more...)
Philippines mayor shot dead inside his office Philippines mayor shot dead inside his office
- September 07, 2018

The watchmen, whom the Ronda police did not identify, claimed they went to Blanco's office and found his body in a pool of blood. Mr Blanco and Mr Halili are among at least six mayors or vice-mayors killed in the Philippines since May. (more...)
U.S. Officials Condemn Reuters Journalists' Convictions In Myanmar U.S. Officials Condemn Reuters Journalists' Convictions In Myanmar
- September 07, 2018

YANGON-The wives of two Reuters journalists in Burma jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on September 4, that the men were innocent and called for them to be released and reunited with their young families as soon as possible. (more...)
Brazil presidential candidate injured in knife attack Brazil presidential candidate injured in knife attack
- September 07, 2018

Lula is ineligible for office under Brazil's "Clean Slate" law, which prohibits candidates from running if they have convictions that have been upheld on appeal. "I ask that you pray for him". The surgeon who operated on Mr Bolsonaro said the 63-year-old had suffered multiple internal injuries to the small and large intenstine during the attack. (more...)
US has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: envoy US has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: envoy
- September 07, 2018

Eight European countries are urging Syrian allies Russian Federation and Iran to uphold the ceasefire in Syria's last major rebel-held province of Idlib and avoid putting at risk the lives of two million adults and one million children. The provocation is to serve as a pretext for a missile strike by the United States, Britain and France against Syrian government and economic facilities. (more...)
World leaders back UK Novichok allegations
- September 07, 2018

Russian Federation must rein in the activities of its military intelligence officers and account for their actions, May said. The apparent target of the attack, Sergei Skripal , had served in the GRU for about 15 years but betrayed the agency by selling secrets to MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence service. (more...)
British Airways hacked with 380,000 sets of payment details stolen
- September 07, 2018

BA says it will be contacting customers who were affected, and advises them to contact their banks and credit card providers. The airline said it would release more information "when appropriate". Customers who are due to travel are able to check-in online as usual. Financial data has been stolen from potentially hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers who made online bookings in recent weeks, extending a run of embarrassing technological mishaps suffered by the United Kingdom ... (more...)
World leaders back UK's Novichok nerve agent allegations against Russian Federation World leaders back UK's Novichok nerve agent allegations against Russian Federation
- September 07, 2018

British Ambassador Karen Pierce and Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia traded accusations at a U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday called by Britain to update members on its investigation and Wednesday's announcement of charges against the two Russians. (more...)
Big win for Kenya as Chinese investors line up for public partnerships Big win for Kenya as Chinese investors line up for public partnerships
- September 07, 2018

He was arrested on Thursday morning and his work permit cancelled awaiting processing for deportation. He also insulted Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in the three-minute video - among other derogatory comments that have caused furious reactions in the East African country. (more...)
Ayanna Pressley Upsets Rep. Capuano in Massachusetts Democratic Primary Ayanna Pressley Upsets Rep. Capuano in Massachusetts Democratic Primary
- September 07, 2018

Pressley's tone may help to boost Democratic enthusiasm, said Peter Ubertaccio, a professor of political science at Stonehill College. Trump has angered Democrats with comments describing immigrants as criminals, attacks on black professional athletes protesting against racism and Twitter slaps at female politicians. (more...)
Special counsel Robert Mueller to accept some written answers from Trump Special counsel Robert Mueller to accept some written answers from Trump
- September 07, 2018

Neither charge holds much weight on their own, but in combination they're utter nonsense: If Mueller had a "serious business dispute with Trump dating back to 2011, why would Trump consider offering him the Federal Bureau of Investigation directorship in 2017?" In July, Trump called it " a very nasty & contentious business relationship ". (more...)
Man arrested after driving truck into Fox TV station in Dallas Man arrested after driving truck into Fox TV station in Dallas
- September 06, 2018

The driver is expected to be charged with criminal mischief. The papers referenced the incident that took place in 2012 when Fry's associate Hernandez was killed. Reporters shared photos on social media of the individual holding papers up against the station's glass windows, as other documents were strewn about the parking lot. (more...)
Pence, Pompeo deny penning anonymous opinion piece Pence, Pompeo deny penning anonymous opinion piece
- September 06, 2018

In a speech at the UN , Pence said, "So let us rededicate ourselves to the mission upon which this body was founded - the first words of the U.N. Charter, 'to maintain worldwide peace, ' must again be our lodestar, our ideal, and our aspiration.Through reform of our efforts and reform of this institution, through renewed courage to speak and act whenever and wherever the unalienable rights of innocent people, or the peace of the world, is at risk we will create, as our President said, a ... (more...)
Police say three dead, including shooter, in downtown Cincinnati Police say three dead, including shooter, in downtown Cincinnati
- September 06, 2018

The suspect is also dead, Isaac said. The shooter's identity or motive were not released. Al Jazeera contacted the Cincinatti Police Department but did not immediately receive a response. One witness, Leonard Cain, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was going inside the bank when someone yelled that he shouldn't because of the shooting. (more...)
Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning of ex-spy Skripal, daughter Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning of ex-spy Skripal, daughter
- September 06, 2018

The Russian Foreign Office published the video in a jibe after May in an emergency statement to parliament said that the Russian military intelligence was behind the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. There was a clear intake of breath in the chamber when she mentioned that traces of the nerve agent Novichok were found in the London hotel room used by the two suspects. (more...)
Iraq protesters killed in Basra clashes with security forces Iraq protesters killed in Basra clashes with security forces
- September 06, 2018

Brief clashes broke out when protesters damaged the gates to the provincial's government headquarters, with promises of further demonstrations on Tuesday night. The prime minister said he would be ready to attend a meeting of parliament with the ministers and officials concerned to try to find a resolution. (more...)
Northern California Wildfire Triples in Size
- September 06, 2018

By Wednesday afternoon, that fire had burned 36,349 acres and was 85 percent contained. Firefighters have not been able to build any containment lines against the fast-moving blaze, officials with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest said on Twitter. (more...)
Rubio to Heckling Alex Jones: 'I’ll Take Care of You Myself' Rubio to Heckling Alex Jones: 'I’ll Take Care of You Myself'
- September 06, 2018

Political activist Cassandra Fairbanks recorded the exchange . The Infowars host heckled Rubio, calling him a "frat boy, ' a "little punk". Rubio responded, "I swear to God I don't know who you are, man". At that point, Jones said Rubio wanted him arrested. "Rubio just threatened me physically". It didn't take long for insults to get thrown around and for Rubio to walk off in a huff. (more...)

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