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Ethiopian Nile dam manager found shot dead, crowds call for justice Ethiopian Nile dam manager found shot dead, crowds call for justice
- July 29, 2018

According to the report, police are now undertaking investigations around Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where his body was found inside his own vehicle in the early hours of Thursday morning. The $4-billion (3.2-billion-euro) project had led to tensions between Ethiopia and its neighbors who share the vital resource. The 6,000-megawatt dam project is half finished and the government has previously said it would be completed within two years, but recently said it may face a ... (more...)
Israel releases from jail Palestinian teen who struck soldier Israel releases from jail Palestinian teen who struck soldier
- July 29, 2018

They were first expected to arrive at a checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Tulkarm in the occupied West Bank , but there were later indications they would be taken to a crossing at Rantis. Israeli border police on Saturday arrested two Italian graffiti artists and a Palestinian who were painting a mural of a jailed Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 17, on the Israeli separation barrier in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian officials. (more...)
Indonesia natural disaster results in multiple deaths, injuries Indonesia natural disaster results in multiple deaths, injuries
- July 29, 2018

East Lombok Police chief M Eka Fahurrahman said the victim died when the walls of a building collapsed on her. The quake was centered 50 km (31 miles) northeast of the city of Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island , the U.S. "All my neighbours also ran outside and the electricity was suddenly cut off", he told AFP. However, the region remains acutely alert to temblors that might trigger tsunamis. (more...)
32 varsity staffers die as their picnic bus plunges into ravine 32 varsity staffers die as their picnic bus plunges into ravine
- July 29, 2018

The sole survivor, Prakash Sawant-Desai, who escaped the tragedy with minor injuries, managed to climb to safety and alerted the university and police authorities of the accident around 10.30am. I had managed to jump out in time. NDRF teams are now at the accident site and carrying out the relief and rescue work. The government will also bear the medical expenses of those injured. (more...)
Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal
- July 29, 2018

Earlier this year Pope Francis publicly criticsed the "culture of abuse and cover-up" in the Catholic Church, saying it must "never again" be allowed to happen. Over the past few years, the Catholic Church has been rocked by thousands of allegations of child sexual abuse by its clergy in many countries. The Vatican didn't say where McCarrick would be confined nor when a church trial might begin. (more...)
Red Moon: Morocco to Witness the Longest Eclipse of the Century Tonight Red Moon: Morocco to Witness the Longest Eclipse of the Century Tonight
- July 29, 2018

Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse , except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow. The next total lunar eclipse in the United Kingdom will take place on January 19 2019. Durban residents had their eyes to the skies from the onset of darkness, watching as the moon entered Earth's shadow . (more...)
Inmate filmed riding on top of moving police auto Inmate filmed riding on top of moving police auto
- July 29, 2018

Eyewitness footage showed the suspect - 31-year-old Martin Estrada - apparently attempting a dramatic getaway. The inmate attempted to flee the scene but was eventually apprehended by police with a Taser. The sheriff's office told the station that Estrada threatened to kill himself if the deputy didn't stop the vehicle. It was captured on cellphone video by Jason and Jennifer Mustain, who were driving along the highway at the time. (more...)
Israeli police fire on unarmed Palestinian worshippers in Al-Aqsa Israeli police fire on unarmed Palestinian worshippers in Al-Aqsa
- July 28, 2018

He became the third fatality of Friday's violence, bringing the total death toll of the Great March of Return to 155, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. In the meantime, Israeli forces are preventing access to the Al-Aqsa mosque. The compound is a frequent flashpoint of Israeli-Palestinian tensions. (more...)
Irish Deputy PM says United Kingdom can't afford a no-deal Brexit Irish Deputy PM says United Kingdom can't afford a no-deal Brexit
- July 28, 2018

The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference will be held in London, a year and a half after devolved government imploded in Belfast. Two former Northern Ireland secretaries, Owen Paterson and Theresa Villiers, wrote in the Daily Telegraph that technological solutions can be made to work to keep the Irish border soft, "if only they are not delayed by political squabbles". (more...)
Drugs gang offers £53k bounty for killing of Colombian sniffer dog Drugs gang offers £53k bounty for killing of Colombian sniffer dog
- July 28, 2018

Colombian authorities have been forced to relocate a police dog responsible for sniffing out more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine after a drug cartel placed a $7,000 bounty on the animal. After learning there was a price on Sombra's head, Colombia's national police director ordered her to be transferred to a new post earlier this year, according to local news reports. (more...)
Like the Rest of Us, Mueller Is Obsessing Over Trump’s Tweets Like the Rest of Us, Mueller Is Obsessing Over Trump’s Tweets
- July 28, 2018

The two were both spotted waiting near gate 35X in the airport, with Mueller wearing a suit while Trump Jr. was clad in a teal polo shirt. In the pic, Mueller appears to be perusing a newspaper in the photo. And late past year, one of Trump's attorneys went as far as arguing that a president can not be guilty of obstructing justice - a far from settled legal matter. (more...)
Parts of Yosemite National Park closing due to Ferguson Fire Parts of Yosemite National Park closing due to Ferguson Fire
- July 28, 2018

As a major wildfire disrupts thousands of vacations and the tourist economy of the Sierra Nevada, National Park Service officials on Tuesday announced they are closing large sections of Yosemite National Park and ordered visitors and employees to evacuate by noon Wednesday. (more...)
Donald Trump won’t tolerate foreign interference in midterm elections: White House Donald Trump won’t tolerate foreign interference in midterm elections: White House
- July 28, 2018

We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow. I have told him about it. The Kremlin chief spoke after the U.S. administration earlier this week delayed a second summit between Putin and Trump to next year under fire from critics at home. (more...)
Last 6 doomsday cult members on death row executed by Japan Last 6 doomsday cult members on death row executed by Japan
- July 28, 2018

The justice minister confirmed this morning that the remaining members had been hanged. Asahara, the mastermind of the series of crimes committed by the cult, was executed along with six of his former followers on July 6, almost 12 years after his death sentence was finalized by the Supreme Court in September 2006. (more...)
Taliban bomb attack on Afghan intelligence officers kills three Taliban bomb attack on Afghan intelligence officers kills three
- July 28, 2018

Ghafor Azizi, 5th district police chief in western Kabul , said two vehicles caught fire in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack through its spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, who identified the suicide bomber as Ahmad Ghaznawi and confirmed the convoy was their intended target. (more...)
President Trump Delivers a Stronger Economy as Promised
- July 28, 2018

THE FACTS: Trump is correct that a lower trade deficit helped growth in the April-June quarter, but it's not necessarily for a positive reason. But Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and his economic advisers, expressed optimism. (more...)
President Trump 'Open to Visiting Moscow' If Putin Formally Invites Him
- July 28, 2018

I am ready to go to Washington but I repeat: if the right conditions will be established", Putin added. Putin went on to say Russian Federation was ready to greet Trump in Moscow. Trump has repeatedly denounced the investigation as a "witch hunt" meant to delegitimize his presidency. "They're dying to see us make a little bit of a mistake", Trump lamented Thursday from inside a Granite City, Illinois, steel plant, where he was hoping to exult in positive economic news in front of a ... (more...)
At least 50 people killed in wildfires near Athens, Greece At least 50 people killed in wildfires near Athens, Greece
- July 28, 2018

Bekir Pakdemirli, Turkey's agriculture and forestry minister, in Ankara said the planes are "45 minutes away if there is a request and we are ready to intervene immediately". Greece sought worldwide help through the European Union as fires on either side of Athens left lines of cars torched, charred farms and forests, and sent hundreds of people racing to beaches to be evacuated by navy vessels, yachts and fishing boats. (more...)
New Zealand fights family abuse with new paid domestic violence leave New Zealand fights family abuse with new paid domestic violence leave
- July 28, 2018

She said it would also help to protect victims from abusers, who often stalked them at work or tried to sabotage their careers. The landmark bill requires employers to grant survivors up to 10 days leave, separate from annual holiday or sick leave, according to the Guardian . (more...)
Australia told to change its flag Australia told to change its flag
- July 28, 2018

NEW Zealand's acting Prime Minister has added fuel to a trans-Tasman war of words by claiming Australia copied the Kiwi flag and should get a new one. At one point, everywhere from Burma to the British mandate of Palestine featured some variant of the flag, albeit with local symbols in place of the Southern Cross. (more...)
Instagram star slammed for views on Kafala system Instagram star slammed for views on Kafala system
- July 28, 2018

MAC stated "we now do not have any partnerships with her and will no longer be working with her on any brand activities,". Sondos Alqattan has been dropped by several giant cosmetic brands after causing a storm of controversy over her remarks about new laws to help protect Filipino domestic workers . (more...)
Donald Trump denies fresh claim over son's meeting with Russian lawyer
- July 28, 2018

The criticism of a man who was once Trump's fierce defender reflects the tensions wrought by the federal investigations in NY and Washington . Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller , the sources said. He said that since Trump cut ties with Cohen, the NY attorney has felt "reckless" and inclined to do "down and dirty things" like his release of a private taped conversation with Trump to Chris Cuomo, a CNN anchor and brother of the state's governor, Andrew ... (more...)
Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized
- July 28, 2018

A swastika has also previously been spraypainted on the star. The man reportedly pulled a pickax from a guitar case and started smashing the star. Police say there is no description for the person who vandalized the star. It is believed that he called the police himself, but left the scene before they arrived. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Has an Idea for the Trump Cohen Audio
- July 28, 2018

Cohen said he was with the president when Donald Trump Junior told him the news, but Giuliani claims this is a lie. Cohen wasn't at the Trump Tower meeting and Cohen has not offered evidence to support the claim that Trump knew about the meeting. (more...)
Five men charged over acid attack on three-year-old British boy Five men charged over acid attack on three-year-old British boy
- July 27, 2018

Five men have been charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm over a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy. Initially, the force said that "for legal reasons" they had made a decision to not name the five male defendants, but following their appearance in court Wednesday afternoon, media released their names bar that of the 39-year-old man, the boy's father , who can not be named for legal reasons. (more...)
Cohen: Trump OK'd Trump Tower meeting with Russians
- July 27, 2018

President Donald Trump is denying that he knew about a controversial summer 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between his son and Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton , a claim that Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen , is reportedly making. (more...)
Putin "ready" to visit D.C., invites Trump to Russian Federation
- July 27, 2018

We need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries", Mr. Putin told a news conference. However, he said the conditions need to be right for meeting to happen. That's fine with Trump, said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . CNN anchor Jake Tapper is done with the hypocritical way President Donald Trump's White House deals with the media. (more...)
Erdogan: Nation state law shows 'spirit of Hitler' has found its resurgence Erdogan: Nation state law shows 'spirit of Hitler' has found its resurgence
- July 27, 2018

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back, saying Turkey has become a "dark dictatorship" under Erdogan. Mr Netanyahu accused the Turkish president of "massacring Syrians and Kurds" in response, adding that Mr Erdogan's administration had "imprisoned tens of thousands of citizens". (more...)
Facebook blocks Alex Jones for 30 days Facebook blocks Alex Jones for 30 days
- July 27, 2018

Only after YouTube took down Jones' videos two days ago did Facebook revisit this content and declare its earlier decision mistaken. According to Mashable , Facebook had previously warned Jones that he was violating the site's policies and that if he continued to do so, he would face a 30-day hiatus. (more...)
Donald Trump invited to Moscow by Vladimir Putin for Iran talks Donald Trump invited to Moscow by Vladimir Putin for Iran talks
- July 27, 2018

Mr Putin added: "Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said". Aide Yuri Ushakov said that while a meeting should take place, " it would be wise to let the dust settle " first. Among the issues Putin said he's eager to talk about are nuclear arms control, conflicts in the Middle East, and the Iran nuclear deal. "I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created". (more...)

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