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Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia natural disaster Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia natural disaster
- August 09, 2018

Foreign tourists carry their belongings on the beach as they leave Gili Trawangan island after an natural disaster hit Lombok island in Pamenang, Indonesia August 6, 2018. Hundreds of bloodied and bandaged victims have been treated outside damaged hospitals in the island's main city of Mataram and other badly affected areas. (more...)
Star witness Rick Gates to testify for third day in Manafort trial Star witness Rick Gates to testify for third day in Manafort trial
- August 09, 2018

The judge then brought the trial to a standstill late Tuesday afternoon, calling a brief recess. Asked why he had lied, Gates said he had done so at Mr Manafort's request. The tax and bank fraud charges in the current trial - the first of two Manafort is scheduled to face - however, have nothing to do with Manafort's work on the Trump campaign. (more...)
Israeli Minister Says Egypt Bears Equal Responsibility for Gaza Israeli Minister Says Egypt Bears Equal Responsibility for Gaza
- August 09, 2018

Hamas has linked their fate to Israel freeing Palestinian security detainees - something many Israelis oppose. The second phase also outlines a roadmap for elections to be held in Gaza within six months. Egypt has helped the Israelis isolate Hamas while insisting they remain the occupiers of Palestinian territory and therefore uniquely liable for Gaza. (more...)
At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes At least one Palestinian killed, six injured in Gaza after Israeli strikes
- August 09, 2018

A Palestinian was killed in northern Gaza, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed targeting sites across the strip, the Gazan health ministry said. Israel says it is defending its border and nearby communities and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the fence and carry out attacks. (more...)
Government 'to make extradition request to Moscow' for poisoning suspects Government 'to make extradition request to Moscow' for poisoning suspects
- August 09, 2018

The decision to press for extradition follows a debate within the government, divided between those who want to ratchet up the response to Russian Federation and those who see the request as a futile political gesture, the Guardian reported. (more...)
United States to sanction Russian Federation over Skripal poisoning United States to sanction Russian Federation over Skripal poisoning
- August 09, 2018

The new announcement could bolster Mr Trump's claim that his administration is taking a tough stance on Moscow, even as he denounces special counsel's Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe as a "witch hunt" that ought to be halted immediately. (more...)
Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports
- August 09, 2018

Tuesday evening on his nationally syndicated radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed national security adviser John Bolton about the Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions on the terrorist regime that rules Iran. (more...)
Rand Paul: Russian delegation to visit Capitol Hill Rand Paul: Russian delegation to visit Capitol Hill
- August 08, 2018

He said he opposed new sanctions legislation against Russia that was backed by a bipartisan group of us lawmakers last week, but said he represented a minority voice, Russian news agencies reported. Paul's presidential campaign in the state. "And those who believe in either country that we should not have diplomacy are greatly mistaken". Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on a trip that The Washington Post described as "a bid to increase engagement with the country". (more...)
Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin
- August 08, 2018

Paul said on Twitter that "the letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas, including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges". The letter comes three weeks after Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, sparking a backlash in both parties after his initial refusal to side with the USA intelligence community over Russian denials about meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missile 'may have HIT Russia' after being fired by fighter jet North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missile 'may have HIT Russia' after being fired by fighter jet
- August 08, 2018

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon "in an area of southwest Estonia authorised for this type of exercise", the ministry said . The Spanish jets are based in Lithuania as part of the Baltic Air Policing mission that was established in 2004 to assist Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who have no airborne air defence capability of their own. (more...)
China, Germany defend Iran business ties as USA sanctions grip
- August 08, 2018

Washington is rolling out unilateral sanctions on Iran in stages following Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "The performance of the US government over the years is such that today the United States is recognized as an unreliable country in the world that does not adhere to any of its obligations", the President said, calling for the "expansion of relations and cooperation" between Tehran and Pyongyang. (more...)
Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada
- August 08, 2018

Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor joins CBSN to break down the diplomatic spat. The kingdom early Monday expelled Canada's envoy Dennis Horak giving him 24 hours to leave the country, and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa, while freezing or "put on hold all new business and investment transactions with Canada" what it slammed as "interference" in its internal affairs. (more...)
GOP Congressman Arrested on Insider Trading Charges GOP Congressman Arrested on Insider Trading Charges
- August 08, 2018

Collins was a member of Innate's board of directors and held almost 17 percent of the stock. The indictment claims that, after receiving this email, Collins then called his son, Cameron Collins, to inform him of the drug's failure - despite "knowing that it was in breach of his duties to Innate". (more...)
Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies
- August 08, 2018

At least 142 were killed in the disaster, but the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated they anticipated the death toll to rise after all the rubble is cleared away from over 13,000 buildings which have been destroyed. Supartana said two people had been found alive, along with three bodies. Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighbourhood and vehicles rocking. (more...)
Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars
- August 08, 2018

Twitter ( TWTR ) was notably absent from a list of big tech companies that cut some ties with Jones and his InfoWars site this week. Facebook , Apple , YouTube and Spotify took down over the past week material published by Jones, reflecting more aggressive enforcement of their hate speech policies after rising online backlash and raising pressure on Twitter to do the same. (more...)
College student takes graduation photos with massive gator College student takes graduation photos with massive gator
- August 08, 2018

Noland said she'll graduate Friday in College Station, and she hopes to find a job at a zoo in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The soon-to-be Texas A&M University grad has been living at Gator Country for the past three months as she interns with the organization. (more...)
Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts
- August 08, 2018

He faces up to 20 years in jail for each of those charges. Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. All the charges relate to SRC International, an energy company that was originally a subsidiary of 1MDB. The money-laundering charges allege 42 million ringgit stemming from illegal activities was transferred to Najib's bank accounts between December 2014 ... (more...)
China Tariffs on $16B Finalized for August 23 by Trump Administration
- August 08, 2018

The list is heavy on industrial products such as steam turbines and iron girders. China has now either imposed or proposed tariffs on $110 billion of US goods, representing the vast majority of China's annual imports of American products. (more...)
Boris Johnson allies say he won’t apologise for Boris Johnson allies say he won’t apologise for "islamophobic" burqa comments
- August 08, 2018

But a source close to Mr Johnson said people should "not fall into the trap of shutting down debate on hard issues". Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt this morning told the BBC: "I would never have made such a comment - I think there's a degree of offence in that". (more...)
Trevor Noah: Why Paul Manafort Must Be So Proud
- August 08, 2018

As for Gates, he has already pleaded guilty, doing so in a February deal with special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating Russian election tampering and the Trump campaign's possible ties to such behavior. Ahead of that barrage, Gates has implicated himself in a vast amount of criminal conduct on the stand, an apparent strategic decision by prosecutors as they hope to take some of the steam out of the defense's questioning. (more...)
Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist
- August 08, 2018

The New York Times on Monday quoted "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency" as saying that Israel was behind the assassination. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment. The source said Asbar was a target because Israeli intelligence believed he headed Sector 4, a secret unit at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC). (more...)
Ohio 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Ohio 12th Congressional District Special Election Results
- August 08, 2018

Republicans have tried to paint O'Connor, a local county official, as a liberal who would follow House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. National Democrats have turned their attention to the district since Arrington, a first-term member of the S.C. (more...)
Imran Khan's Swearing-In In Jeopardy As Poll Panel Withholds Notification Imran Khan's Swearing-In In Jeopardy As Poll Panel Withholds Notification
- August 08, 2018

Citing a video from from a 2012 event in India - where Aamir had promised Imran to visit Pakistan to celebrate his party's election victory in 2013, if they won - the media was reporting whether would Aamir stand true to his word. He said under Article 91 (2) of the Constitution, the first sessions of the National and provincial assemblies must be summoned by August 15. "We issued conditional notifications for the wins of several candidates, including Imran Khan". (more...)
Italy lowers death toll in Bologna crash to one Italy lowers death toll in Bologna crash to one
- August 08, 2018

Police say the incident took place on the motorway close to the airport. "My auto is still under the flyover, I am waiting to see if and when I can get it back", Marco Rosadini, from Arezzo, Italy, told Italian news agency ANSA . The windows of many houses in the area were also said to have shattered. Some of the dozens who were injured were struck by flying glass by blown-out windows, Italian news channel Sky TG24 reported . (more...)
Matthew Seiyefa, DSS Most Senior Officer, In Closed-Door Meeting With Osinbajo Matthew Seiyefa, DSS Most Senior Officer, In Closed-Door Meeting With Osinbajo
- August 07, 2018

He said that the standoff at the NASS complex reached him as a surprise, adding that the police would soon issue a statement in relation to the impasse. Osinbajo described the siege to NASS as an unlawful act done without the knowledge of the presidency. Shortly after, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, also arrived, and walked briskly into Osinbajo's office. (more...)
Great White Sharks Seen Off Truro; Beaches Closed Great White Sharks Seen Off Truro; Beaches Closed
- August 07, 2018

The video records the captain yell, "Holy crap! it jumped right out of the water!" "Did you see that?" Skomal can be seen hopping back, as if to keep the shark from biting his feet. The video has more than 80,000 views with many in awe of the shark. Dr. Greg Skomal is the man out on the metal observation plank holding the camera when a very big great white breaches and looks as though it's trying to swallow Skomal whole. (more...)
California: Mendocino Complex biggest wildfire in state history California: Mendocino Complex biggest wildfire in state history
- August 07, 2018

The Carr Fire , now in its third week, is the sixth most destructive in the state's history, having destroyed more than 1,600 structures, according to Cal Fire . The 3,900 crews battling the Mendocino Complex on Monday were focusing on keeping flames from breaking through fire lines on a ridge above the foothill communities of Nice, Lucerne, Glen Haven, and Clearlake Oaks, said Tricia Austin, a spokesperson for Cal Fire , the state firefighting agency. (more...)
Bangladesh students protest over road safety after deadly crash Bangladesh students protest over road safety after deadly crash
- August 07, 2018

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged students to go home as police fired tear gas at teenage protesters during an eighth day of unprecedented demonstrations over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka . (more...)
Gates testifies millions of dollars moved through shell companies, accounts in Cyprus Gates testifies millions of dollars moved through shell companies, accounts in Cyprus
- August 07, 2018

Gates is expected to be the government's star witness in its case against Manafort. Rick Gates has been regarded as a crucial government witness ever since he pleaded guilty previous year and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. (more...)
German couple convicted for selling son online for sex German couple convicted for selling son online for sex
- August 07, 2018

Taha and Lais, both German nationals, were accused of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography. During the trial of the related cases, the stepfather admitted on the witness stand to the assaults on the boy. The main suspect in the case, the mother's partner, confessed to the court in June that he was the "driving force" behind the crimes. (more...)

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