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US Senate wants Assange to testify in Russia probe, WikiLeaks says US Senate wants Assange to testify in Russia probe, WikiLeaks says
- August 10, 2018

The letter reads: "As you are aware, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections."As part of that inquiry, the committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location ". (more...)
'Firenado' swirls in England, creating stunning spectacle 'Firenado' swirls in England, creating stunning spectacle
- August 10, 2018

The company said the fire was in an outside area which had been "completely gutted". England isn't the only place spotting the fire whirls as of late: They have also reportedly been spotted among the wildfires in California recently. The Fire and Rescue Service posted the footage to its Facebook page after the fire was extinguished. East Midlands Ambulance Service attended but no injuries were reported. (more...)
Taliban try to storm key Afghan city of Ghazni Taliban try to storm key Afghan city of Ghazni
- August 10, 2018

A statement from USA military headquarters in Kabul said fighting had ceased by 8.00 a.m. (0330 GMT) and Afghan forces had held their ground and maintained control of all government centers. The number of casualties is expected to rise as many houses were destroyed. Bodies of 39 Taliban fighters were recovered from beneath a bridge in the southern edge of the city. (more...)
At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say
- August 10, 2018

The Fredericton Police Department tweeted Friday morning to caution residents to avoid Brookside Drive due to an "ongoing incident". Shooting took place in the city of Fredericton where police urging people to stay inside and lock doors. (more...)
Hundreds evacuated by helicopter from flooded campsites in France Hundreds evacuated by helicopter from flooded campsites in France
- August 10, 2018

The Gard administration also said four German children were hospitalized on Thursday for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River. A total of 136 German children on a school trip were trapped in the campsite and had to be rescued. (more...)
Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines
- August 10, 2018

The Mueller investigation is now looking at the extent of Russian intervention in the 2016 US Presidential election, and whether there was any collusion from the Trump campaign. "But ultimately let's say the Portuguese came and brought her some stolen emails, and she made a decision to release those". "These are sensible ideas, I'm glad Chairman Nunes talked about them", Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes, said in a statement to The Hill . (more...)
Death toll after Lombok quake rises to 259 Death toll after Lombok quake rises to 259
- August 10, 2018

Buildings still standing on the island have been weakened after Sunday's 6.9 quake that killed at least 131 people and a 6.4 quake on July 29 that killed 16. Many Indonesian speakers wrote messages on Facebook using the word "selamat" - which can mean "safe" but also "congratulations" - triggering celebratory animations. (more...)
Sexy Bikini Photos Of New ‘The View’ Co-Host Abby Huntsman Sexy Bikini Photos Of New ‘The View’ Co-Host Abby Huntsman
- August 10, 2018

She recently slammed the president after his meeting with Putin last month, in which Trump seemed to side with Russian Federation on USA election interference. Huntsman's last appearances on "Fox & Friends" will be this Saturday and Sunday. Huntsman previously worked on MSNBC's "The Cycle", which featured hosts including Ari Melber and Krystal Ball who held a range of political opinions. (more...)
We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views — Twitter CEO We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views — Twitter CEO
- August 10, 2018

Apple said it regularly monitors all apps for content violations. And if we're using it - all of us, no matter if you fact check every tweet or if you're telling people that the very-real Sandy Hook shooting didn't happen - our voices all count more or less the same. (more...)
Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip, 3 killed Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip, 3 killed
- August 10, 2018

Israel issued a stern message to Hamas against further violence as a shaky calm appeared to descend upon the Gaza border late Thursday night. Local health officials said 18 bystanders were wounded by the blast. The ministry said the militant and the civilians were killed in separate incidents. "The rocket hit their house and smashed it, you can see the damage", said Abdullah Khammash, 31, a cousin of the woman and child killed. (more...)
North Korea slams U.S. for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks North Korea slams U.S. for lacking ‘basic decorum’ in nuke talks
- August 10, 2018

North Korea's nuclear weapons program has caused worldwide tension for decades and the rhetoric and threats from Kim and Trump had been especially hostile before their June meeting. The foreign ministry said that despite their efforts to work with the USA - by stopping their missile launches and nuclear tests - America continues to insist on "denuclearization first", and continues to encourage worldwide sanctions against the North. (more...)
Children Found Locked in 'Boxes' Secured With Plywood; 2 Arrested Children Found Locked in 'Boxes' Secured With Plywood; 2 Arrested
- August 10, 2018

Francois County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. The man initially would not open the door to police, and when officers entered, they found the woman removing screws and plywood that covered the entrance to several rooms, KMOV-TV reports. (more...)
Tokyo university apologises after women deliberately marked down to limit numbers Tokyo university apologises after women deliberately marked down to limit numbers
- August 10, 2018

Keisuke Miyazawa, acting president of the university, said he plans to hold talks with the government on the possibility of accepting students retroactively if it was found that their examination scores had been tampered with. "This incident is really regrettable - by deceptive recruitment procedures, they sought to delude the test takers, their families, school officials and society as a whole", lawyer Kenji Nakai told a news conference. (more...)
One dead, several wounded after Saudi Arabia 'intercepts Yemen missile' One dead, several wounded after Saudi Arabia 'intercepts Yemen missile'
- August 09, 2018

Most have been intercepted by the Saudi military. "This is yet another example of the blatant violations of worldwide humanitarian law that we have seen in Yemen over the past three years-from indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilians, denial of access to humanitarian aid and the use of starvation as a weapon of war-it's the people of Yemen, not the warring parties, who are paying the ultimate price". (more...)
Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020 Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020
- August 09, 2018

Shortly after Pence's speech, Trump tweeted: "Space Force all the way!" Speaking on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed plans for the futuristic space venture. The Pentagon's report, which was provided to Congress shortly before Pence's speech, also seeks to establish a new acquisition agency, the Space Development Agency, "charged with rapidly developing and fielding next-generation capabilities", not unlike the role the Missile Defense Agency plays in missile defense. (more...)
Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court
- August 09, 2018

Tens of thousands of Druze and their supporters rallied in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against the legislation. Vocal opposition has also come from the worldwide community and Jewish groups overseas. Several Basic Laws , including those on the Knesset, the government, and the judiciary, detail the mechanisms of Israeli democracy and enshrine fundamental democratic principles like free elections and judicial independence. (more...)
Hamas Vows 'Dire Consequences' for Israel, Amid Latest Gaza Border Flare-Up Hamas Vows 'Dire Consequences' for Israel, Amid Latest Gaza Border Flare-Up
- August 09, 2018

In the country's defense Ministry explained that the barrier needs to protect Israelis from attacks by the Islamic group Hamas. At least two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday when the Israeli army shelled a site affiliated with Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Environment Canada issues severe thunderstrom warning for York Region Environment Canada issues severe thunderstrom warning for York Region
- August 09, 2018

Some of these thunderstorms have the potential to produce significant rainfall amounts as well as wind gusts to 90 km/h, according to environment Canada. Environment Canada first issued a severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon before upgrading it to warning status around 2:30 p.m. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. (more...)
Fresh quake hits Lombok, fells buildings Fresh quake hits Lombok, fells buildings
- August 09, 2018

Aid begun trickling into some of the most isolated regions, officials said midday Thursday, but many people displaced by the quake still lack basic supplies. The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers. "Then finally you see on Facebook that they are ok - and then you see balloons", she said. (more...)
Thunderstorm warnings issued as heatwave comes to an end Thunderstorm warnings issued as heatwave comes to an end
- August 09, 2018

Temperatures are expected to reach 25C in Sheffield today but these are set to dip towards the end of the week. There could also be rain in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland but the rest of England and Wales should stay dry. The UK's warmer than average weather could last until October, the Met Office says. "Further, warmer-than-average temperature does not necessarily mean sunshine - it can be warm and cloudy too". (more...)
Russian PM says NATO admission of Georgia could trigger 'terrible conflict' Russian PM says NATO admission of Georgia could trigger 'terrible conflict'
- August 09, 2018

Asked in an interview about Nato's recent affirmation that Georgia would at some point become a member, he warned that this could lead to "terrible conflict". The joint trip to Tbilisi followed in the footsteps of the late Polish President Lech Kaczyński , who in August 2008 organised a visit in support of Georgia. (more...)
The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump
- August 09, 2018

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III has been pushing prosecutors to hurry through their case. Gates said he did not. During his three days of testimony, Gates laid out in detail how payments to Manafort's company from political work in Ukraine were made to bank accounts in Cyprus and the money was never reported to accountants or the Internal Revenue Service. (more...)
At least 32 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands At least 32 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands
- August 09, 2018

One of the names she gave the baby boy was "Gempa", which means quake. A July 29 quake killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses , some of which collapsed in Sunday evening's 6.9 magnitude quake, killing those inside. "We just witnessed one of the boats get completely overfilled with tourists climbing on, with the officials trying to keep them back off the boat, pushing them and shoving them". (more...)
Argentina's Senate Rejects Legalizing Abortion, Dashing Hopes Of Rights Advocates Argentina's Senate Rejects Legalizing Abortion, Dashing Hopes Of Rights Advocates
- August 09, 2018

Speaking to a delegation of the Forum of Family Associations at the Vatican, Francis denounced today's abortion culture and urged his hearers to accept human life as it comes from the hand of God. For many of them, the methods used to induce an abortion include using an IV tube with a sharp wire clothes hanger or a knitting needle to try to break the amniotic sac inside womb. (more...)
Death toll jumps to 347 in 6.9 Indonesia quake
- August 09, 2018

The magnitude-6.2 tembor followed a 6.9 quake on Sunday that killed at least 131 people, damaged thousands of houses, and left 156,000 people homeless. "Our latest update is that 319 people died", said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing and complicated by aftershocks. (more...)
Tourist clocks up $69000 in speeding fines in rental Lamborghini Tourist clocks up $69000 in speeding fines in rental Lamborghini
- August 09, 2018

The man's passport is being held by the vehicle dealership which is refusing to incur the fines. According to U.A.E laws, the owner of the vehicle, not the tourist, may have to pay the fine for speeding ($19,000) as well as additional fees ($27,000), to retrieve the auto from the police impound. (more...)
Asma al-Assad diagnosed with breast cancer, Damascus says Asma al-Assad diagnosed with breast cancer, Damascus says
- August 09, 2018

The Facebook post, crafted in Arabic, has an auto translation that states: "Strong trust and faith. the first lady #asma _ Lion begins the initial stage of a malignant tumor therapy discovered early". "The president is the president of Syria, not a faction of Syrians, and the First Lady supports him in that role", a statement from her office to The Times newspaper read. (more...)
UK's May says Boris Johnson should apologize over burqa comments UK's May says Boris Johnson should apologize over burqa comments
- August 09, 2018

Dr Hargey has frequently criticised the practice of wearing the burka, and has also courted controversy in some circles for allowed men and women to pray together and for discouraging Muslim-only schools. Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis ordered Mr Johnson to apologise following a hail of criticism over the remarks , which were labelled "bigotry" by former Tory chair Baroness Warsi. (more...)
Apple removes Alex Jones content from iTunes, podcast platforms Apple removes Alex Jones content from iTunes, podcast platforms
- August 09, 2018

But weeks later, Facebook went even further, banning Jones and several Infowars pages from the platform entirely. If you attempt to visit InfoWars videos on YouTube you'll be greeted with the message , "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated". (more...)
Over 500 hikers rescued from Indonesian volcano after deadly quake Over 500 hikers rescued from Indonesian volcano after deadly quake
- August 09, 2018

Tour guides told the women, both 21, to run to the centre of the volcano and shelter behind a rock as boulders flew past them. State news agency Antara yesterday reported that a baby had been safely delivered at an emergency shelter in Sembalun district, two days after the quake, with four more women expected to give birth. (more...)

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