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Israeli forces kill 'knife-wielding' Palestinian teen Israeli forces kill 'knife-wielding' Palestinian teen
- August 20, 2017

The guard sustained light wounds as a result of "friendly fire" but he was not stabbed by the teen. The Israeli government refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity, building settlements in the occupied areas despite objections from the United Nations. (more...)
Most Yemen Deaths Result of US-Backed Saudi Coalition Most Yemen Deaths Result of US-Backed Saudi Coalition
- August 20, 2017

This year alone, the Arab coalition conducted 5,676 airstrikes as compared to the 3,936 for all of 2016, according to figures released by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, a group run by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). US forces have also conducted occasional airstrikes or raids using drones. There is no sign of improvement in the conflict, with number of air strikes per month now three times higher than a year ago and monthly reports of armed clashes up 50 per cent, he said. (more...)
Stephen Hawking blames UK government for health service Stephen Hawking blames UK government for health service "crisis' in United Kingdom"
- August 20, 2017

When public figures abuse scientific argument, citing some studies but suppressing others to justify policies they want to implement for other reasons, it debases scientific culture". The exchange between Hunt and Hawking was widely covered in the media, and the health secretary received heavy criticism. "For Jeremy Hunt to now have the audacity to dispute Professor Stephen Hawking , arguably the world's most brilliant mind and a man who has dedicated his life to the complex analysis of ... (more...)
Afghanistan's peace linked with peace, security in Pakistan, says PM Afghanistan's peace linked with peace, security in Pakistan, says PM
- August 20, 2017

Ukrainian Government is interested to continue the constructive cooperation with the Government of Pakistan and highly appreciated potential and prospects of the development of mutually beneficial and comprehensive cooperation between Ukraine and Pakistan in accord with the interests of our two friendly nations. (more...)
Missouri NAACP Has No Position About Embattled Lawmaker's Trump Comment Missouri NAACP Has No Position About Embattled Lawmaker's Trump Comment
- August 20, 2017

A Missouri State Senator from St. Louis has now called for the assassination of @realDonaldTrump . She was, however, active on Twitter on Thursday evening, retweeting those who supported her and then reiterating that she would not resign. (more...)
Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council
- August 20, 2017

President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump's remarks on white supremacists. (more...)
Amber alert issued for 4-year-old in West Texas Amber alert issued for 4-year-old in West Texas
- August 20, 2017

Authorities are searching for Christopher Tondre, 36, in connection with Caleb's disappearance. A 4-year-old boy has gone missing out of Midland. He's about 3 feet tall and 45 pounds, with reddish blond hair and hazel eyes. Tondre is 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tondre was last known to be driving a blue 2005 Kia Optima with a Texas license plate HBS5560. (more...)
Crews find bodies of 2 missing fishermen Crews find bodies of 2 missing fishermen
- August 20, 2017

Diver units found the two men, Jose Cruz and Victor Alfonso -Paulino, around 3:32 p.m. "The Fairfield Police Marine Unit went out during low tide before the sun went down", he said. The two men are Hispanic and in their mid-20s. "Emotionally, this is a life-altering experience", McNamara said. A group of fishermen noticed they were missing some of their group Saturday morning and called police, the Coast Guard said. (more...)
Uddhav Thackeray asks PM to take defence ministry 'seriously' Uddhav Thackeray asks PM to take defence ministry 'seriously'
- August 20, 2017

A media report under the name of Prime News, Goa claimed that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that he will go back to Delhi as Defence Minister if he loses the by-election. But, Parrikar "has already lost his bearings" by taking the wise voters "so lightly and treating the state as his personal fiefdom with little faith in the democratic process", the Sena said. (more...)
Charlottesville rally organizer brands victim Heather Heyer a 'fat, disgusting communist' Charlottesville rally organizer brands victim Heather Heyer a 'fat, disgusting communist'
- August 20, 2017

However, Kessler first tried to claim that the tweet was sent out by a hacker, though he has since deleted that tweet, too. The article, titled " Heather Heyer: Woman Killed in Road Rage Incident was a Fat, Childless 32-Year-Old Slut", caused GoDaddy, which hosted the site, to boot the Daily Stormer off their servers . (more...)
Reports of shooting in South of France Reports of shooting in South of France
- August 20, 2017

Unverified reports stated that up to three suspects may have entered the train station and open fired. Local police are urging people to avoid the area, saying a possible attack is ongoing. The incident coincided with the start of the Vuelta a Espana, one of Europe's leading cycling races, which this year kicks off just outside Nimes. French authorities stepped up controls on the border with Spain after the Barcelona attacks. (more...)
Confederate Statue At Duke Chapel Confederate Statue At Duke Chapel "Defaced", University Says
- August 20, 2017

Ever since the Charlottesville rally, the Confederate statue debate has heated up! After violence in Charlottesville and rallies and riots surrounding one Confederate monument of General Robert E. North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger finally spoke out for the first time yesterday on the crisis that has gripped the nation in the aftermath of the horrific events in Charlottesville last weekend. (more...)
Trump Disbands Deteriorating CEO Advisory Councils
- August 20, 2017

In a face-saving effort, he tweeted from Trump Tower in New York: "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". "The events that occurred in Charlottesville, as I said on Monday, are nothing short of domestic terrorism". The other opposes racism and bigotry. As he navigates this latest controversy, the White House on Wednesday said his longtime aide Hope Hicks would temporarily step into the role of ... (more...)
Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick
- August 20, 2017

Kaepernick has been criticized for putting politics on the NFL playing field by sitting and kneeling during the national anthem before his games with the San Francisco 49ers past year. Some people have called Kaepernick's protests "un-American", but Saturday's speakers thought otherwise. Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who said he was heading to work after the rally, spoke of the need for racial healing in the country. (more...)
Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans
- August 20, 2017

Even on this hypersensitive subject, there is a need in journalism for some degree of balance. WASHINGTON (CNN) - A majority of Americans say they disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the situation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and believe his policies have done more to encourage racial division than racial unity, according to a new poll released Thursday. (more...)
Pondicherry by night safe for women: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi Pondicherry by night safe for women: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi
- August 20, 2017

She was personally checking the measures in place for women's safety, she said.Her head covered with a scarf, Ms. Bedi rode by the city's Anna Salai and New Bus Stand without being noticed.Much to the chagrin of the ruling establishment, Ms , As Reported By Hindu . (more...)
Mahakali Actors Gagan Kang And Arjit Lavania Killed In Road Accident Mahakali Actors Gagan Kang And Arjit Lavania Killed In Road Accident
- August 20, 2017

Both Gagan and Arjit were close friends. Gagan and Arjit were seen in Colors' TV show Mahakali . In the Colors TV show Mahakali , Gagan essayed the role of God Indra, while Arjit played the character of Nandi in the mythological saga. He went and crashed into the rear end of a stationery trailer parked alongside the road. Kang's assistant, who was in the auto with the two actors, was also killed on the spot, like the other two. (more...)
Lost World War II ship USS Indianapolis discovered in Philippine sea Lost World War II ship USS Indianapolis discovered in Philippine sea
- August 20, 2017

The USS Indianapolis was found in the Phillipine Sea, more than 18,000 feet below the surface. Survivors from the Indianapolis told harrowing stories about the days they spent in the water after the ship sank. Allen using the Research Vessel Petrel . According to the Navy, Allen's team is complying with the standard practice of treating the site as a war grave and not physically disturbing it-which will respect the wishes of the 22 surviving crew members and the lost men's families. (more...)
What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain
- August 20, 2017

On Thursday and early Friday, Barcelona and Cambrils were hit by the attacks, which resulted in at least 15 people killed and left over 130 more injured. Authorities in Vic, a small town outside Barcelona , said a van had been found there in connection with the attack. Four of the five suspected terrorists were killed by a single police officer, the Mossos police of Catalonia said Friday. (more...)
Spain was under threat long before attacks, experts say Spain was under threat long before attacks, experts say
- August 20, 2017

Five suspects are dead and four people have been detained in connection with the attacks, police said. He said Spain was maintaining its security alert level at four, one notch below the maximum level that would indicate another attack was imminent, but would reinforce security in crowded areas and tourist hotspots. (more...)
Robert E. Lee Statue Vandalized in Dallas Robert E. Lee Statue Vandalized in Dallas
- August 20, 2017

In the Facebook post, Mayor Rawlings said city staff quickly cleaned the statue and that Dallas police will be monitoring the park going forward. A police spokeswoman says extra patrols will be in the park to prevent further vandalism. Mayor Rawlings called for the creation of a committee to gather input on whether or not to take down the statues. Organizers of Saturday night's rally at Dallas City Hall Plaza say they expect thousands at the event, just a short walk to the city's Confederate ... (more...)
Eclipse forecast looks clear in West but rainy in East Eclipse forecast looks clear in West but rainy in East
- August 20, 2017

Cloud cover plays a large role in how much folks will be able to view the eclipse. Does that mean that eclipse views will be hampered? WYFF meteorologists John Cessarich and Chris Justus also say that because the models use historical data, the models can not account for the expected 10 to 15-degree drop in temperature that will happen during the total eclipse. (more...)
Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism Right-wing rally planned for Laguna Beach sparks backlash, counter-demonstration against racism
- August 20, 2017

Saturday's rally will be the fourth time in the past year that "America First" has held a protest in Southern California. "Heeding the call from the Movement for Black Lives for a national action and solidarity with Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday and in response to the encroachments of racists and white supremacists on Sunday into lovely Laguna Beach as the bastion for diversity, liberty and equality, we're holding a unity rally with Mayor Toni Iseman". (more...)
Germany Neo Nazi March Germany Neo Nazi March
- August 20, 2017

Berlin police spokesman Carsten Mueller told The Associated Press that authorities have imposed a number of restrictions on Saturday's march to ensure it passes peacefully. The neo-Nazi march began at the prison with participants holding banners reading "I regret nothing", which were Hess' last words before being sentenced. (more...)
North Korea 'seriously examining' a strike near Guam North Korea 'seriously examining' a strike near Guam
- August 20, 2017

Trump told the population of the strategic island, a third of which is occupied by United States bases, that "we are with you a thousand percent". "Is the US going to go to war?" the reporter asked Mr. citizens. North Korea said the plan, which involves the missiles hitting waters 30 to 40 kilometers (19 to 25 miles) from the island, could be sent to leader Kim for approval within a week or so. (more...)
Unanimous Vote Names Arradondo as MSP Police Chief Unanimous Vote Names Arradondo as MSP Police Chief
- August 20, 2017

Mayor Hodges called the confirmation of her nomination of Arradondo "an important step in our ongoing work to transform the relationship our communities have with the police". "I love this city, will continue to love this city and all the communities that we serve". Councilmember Linea Palmisano, who represents the ward where Damond was killed, said that while Arradondo has her support, it is provisional based on how the department performs in the future. (more...)
Seven-year-old Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack Seven-year-old Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack
- August 20, 2017

He was on holiday in Barcelona with his partner and their two young children, one of whom is just seven months old. Julian's father and grandmother are travelling to Spain from Australia as the wait for news continues, family member Debbie Cadman said. (more...)
Cagliari awarded penalty against Juventus in Italy's first VAR decision Cagliari awarded penalty against Juventus in Italy's first VAR decision
- August 19, 2017

Goals from Mandzukic, Dybala and Higuain capped off a promising 3-0 win at the Allianz Stadium. Blaise Matuidi was handed a Juve debut from the bench after completing his €20million move from Paris Saint-Germain on Friday, getting 20 minutes to help see out a 38th successive Serie A home match without defeat for Massimiliano Allegri's men. (more...)
23 dead, 64 injured as express train derails in India 23 dead, 64 injured as express train derails in India
- August 19, 2017

Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four others toppled over after going off the track, said Arvind Kumar, a top official in Uttar Pradesh, the state where the derailment occurred. More than 50 people were injured. A huge rush of people have gathered at the accident site. Photographs and television footage showed twisted and upended coaches lying sideways as hundreds of people try to pull the passengers out. (more...)
Trump's pro-business agenda at risk after corporate America abandons president Trump's pro-business agenda at risk after corporate America abandons president
- August 19, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence, during a news conference in Chile Wednesday afternoon, said he stood by the president and referred to his previous comments on Sunday where he directly condemned the KKK and white supremacists. Trump said there were "some very bad people" among the protesters. Another Senate Republican, Tim Scott of SC, said Trump had compromised his moral authority with his response to the recent violence. (more...)

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