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Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by coalition air strike Thousands mourn Yemeni children killed by coalition air strike
- August 15, 2018

This is just the latest horrific attack on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition , which has received explicit military and political backing from the United States. But U.S. officials have sought from the beginning to distance themselves from the intervention and its impact on noncombatants. He said the consultations would lead to direct negotiations. (more...)
35 feared killed as bridge collapses in Italy 35 feared killed as bridge collapses in Italy
- August 15, 2018

Notwithstanding the importance of a road that sees 25 million vehicles pass along it every year, the demolition of the bridge was being studied as far back as 2009. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli told Italian state television the disaster showed the dilapidated state of Italy's infrastructure and a lack of maintenance, adding that "those responsible will have to pay". (more...)
Tourist killed by hippo while taking pictures in Kenya Tourist killed by hippo while taking pictures in Kenya
- August 15, 2018

The attacks brought to six the number of people who have been attacked and killed by hippos in Naivasha since the year began, according to the newspaper. A hippo in a Colombian zoo. KWS is tracking the hippo. The baby was born on January 28, and is yet to be named. "We have seen a rise in cases of human-wildlife conflict around the lake and this is mainly due to the encroachment of the riparian land", Kilo who is also an honorary warden indicated. (more...)
Trump cites Chinese threat in touting 'Space Force' plans Trump cites Chinese threat in touting 'Space Force' plans
- August 15, 2018

After this, the Russian embassy in the USA mocked President Trump by making a tweet of their own, with their very own " Space Force " logo. "Creating a new branch of the military is not a simple process", Pence said during his speech. "I was not against setting up a Space Force ". But history proves that peace only comes through strength. Dodge noted that creating a Space Force now, instead of waiting for the future, would allow the U.S.to "Keep pace with and [go] beyond the abilities ... (more...)
Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound
- August 15, 2018

She set a $20,000 bond for each and ordered that they wear ankle monitors and have weekly contact with their attorneys. Deputies took 11 children into protective custody and found the body of a 12th child - who has not been officially identified - during the August 3 raid here, just south of the Colorado border. (more...)
Smoke prompts Metro Vancouver air quality advisory
- August 15, 2018

If you do not have an air conditioner, it's a good day to find a public place with clean, cool air, such as a library or community center. The elderly, pregnant women and young children are at a greater risk, as well as those who already have lung or heart problems. (more...)
Russia, Iran, three other states agree on Caspian status Russia, Iran, three other states agree on Caspian status
- August 15, 2018

The Caspian sea was shared between the five countries located on its shores. "It is crucial that the convention governs ... maritime shipping and fishing, sets out military cooperation among [Caspian] nations and enshrines our states' exclusive rights and responsibilities over the sea's future", Putin said. (more...)
Man held after pedestrians injured in Houses of Parliament vehicle crash Man held after pedestrians injured in Houses of Parliament vehicle crash
- August 14, 2018

Footage on social media showed heavily armed police response units arriving at the scene, with the area outside the Parliament building in central London cordoned off. London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a vehicle crash outside the Houses of Parliament. Victor, who was driving a bus when the crash happened, told Sky News: "I stopped the bus because of the crash, and police told us to "move back". (more...)
Utah pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home Utah pilot dies after crashing plane into his own home
- August 14, 2018

The man, 47-year-old Duane Youd , did not survive the crash Monday, officials stated. Sgt. Noemi Sandoval from Payson PD said Youd was arrested around seven hours before the crash, on suspicion of assaulting his wife. The couple had been drinking and went to American Fork Canyon to talk about problems they were having, authorities said. He requested an officer escort to go to his home so he could get his truck and some belongings around midnight. (more...)
Motorway bridge collapses over Genoa Motorway bridge collapses over Genoa
- August 14, 2018

The moment shocked residents who can be heard in the video screaming "Oh my God". Soon afterward, Italy's Adnkronos news agency cited an emergency ambulance service spokesman estimating dozens had perished. A witness told Sky Italia television he saw "eight or nine" vehicles on the bridge when it collapsed in what he called an "apocalyptic scene". Restructuring work on the bridge, which was constructed in the 1960s, was carried out in 2016. (more...)
French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port
- August 14, 2018

Earlier on Monday, Malta's armed forces rescued 114 migrants from a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles (100 km) south of Malta and brought them back to the island. Malta says it can't handle large numbers of migrants. They also said that rescued migrants "told our teams that they encountered five different ships which did not offer them assistance before they were rescued by Aquarius ". (more...)
Driver arrested after crashing into barrier at British Parliament Driver arrested after crashing into barrier at British Parliament
- August 14, 2018

The Met Police say a number of pedestrians have been injured, but do not believe any of them are in a life-threatening condition. Video showed the driver being dragged out of his vehicle by a number of police officers. Ms Ochab said "the person driving did not go out" of the vehicle, which did not appear to have a front registration plate when it crashed. "It's all been high-speed and very, very dramatic". (more...)
Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni enters third day Taliban attack on Afghan city of Ghazni enters third day
- August 14, 2018

TV and radio stations were set on fire and heavy fighting was reported around key government installations in the city centre. About 100 soldiers and police have been killed and many wounded, according to one security official who said casualties on the Taliban side have also been heavy, including about 50 fighters killed by an air strike as they were waiting for food late on Sunday. (more...)
Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats
- August 14, 2018

The already neck-and-neck race between two House candidates in OH got even tighter after election officials found 588 uncounted votes, a report said. A pair of Democrats were in close competition for the second slot - physician Kim Schrier, who was endorsed by Emily's List and most labor unions; and Jason Rittereiser, a lawyer, who argued that his rural roots would make him more electable in November. (more...)
Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain
- August 14, 2018

Despite the Fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill being named after the senior Arizona senator and Armed Services Committee chairman, and who is fighting cancer back in the Grand Canyon State, the president made no mention of McCain . Trump warned in May that the ban was causing heavy job losses in China, and the Commerce Department reached a deal to lift the ban in June, allowing business with USA companies to resume. (more...)
Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on Charlottesville anniversary
- August 14, 2018

Tim Scott said, one year after saying Trump's moral authority was "compromised" by his comments following a violent white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia . After that press conference, the outrage at Trump from both sides of the aisle intensified. The "riots" - a blob without definition - did not "result" in " death and division" - two more blobs with no definition. (more...)
Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist
- August 14, 2018

Moss also told the Guardian that Manigault Newman's use of a recording device presented counterintelligence risks. A former adviser to President Donald Trump has released a recording she says she secretly made inside the White House's high-security Situation Room. (more...)
Canada, US foreign ministers discuss Canada-Saudi Arabia row, sanctions on Iran Canada, US foreign ministers discuss Canada-Saudi Arabia row, sanctions on Iran
- August 14, 2018

REFLECTING sentiments and aspirations of people of Pakistan, Foreign Office, on Thursday, expressed serious concern over crisis in relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Canada and extended its full solidarity with Riyadh. Canada imports around 75,000-80,000 bpd of Saudi oil, and these barrels can easily be replaced, CBC quoted analyst Judith Dwarkin as saying earlier this week. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn admits being present at wreath-laying for terror group Jeremy Corbyn admits being present at wreath-laying for terror group
- August 14, 2018

Pictures published by the Daily Mail Saturday appear to show Corbyn in front of a plaque honoring members of the Black September terrorist organization, 15 yards (approximately 13 meters) away from the graves of those killed in the 1985 airstrike. (more...)
Anti-government corruption protests in Romania injure 440 Anti-government corruption protests in Romania injure 440
- August 14, 2018

Some 10,000 others gathered in lasi, approximately 8000 people in Timisoara and 5000 more in Sibiu, the agency reported. During anti-government protests in the Romanian capital between protesters and police clashed, police used tear gas, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to news N. (more...)
Taliban Storms Key Afghan City of Ghazni Taliban Storms Key Afghan City of Ghazni
- August 14, 2018

TV and radio stations were set on fire and heavy fighting was reported around key government installations in the city centre. Yes and a lot of people say the Ghazni offensive and also by the way, there are three other major offensives going on now by the Taliban that have killed about as many people as have been killed in Ghazni in just the last couple days. (more...)
WWE Legend Jim WWE Legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart Passes Away At 63
- August 14, 2018

His daughter, Natalya, is a current member of the WWE women's division. Neidhart is best known for his run in The Hart Foundation, originally a tag team with his brother-in-law, Bret Hart, in the 1980's in the WWF. Neidhart intitally played football and was an accomplished shot-putter and pursued a pro football career before turning to pro wrestling. "It's a struggle he's been going through". (more...)
Children among dozens dead in Syria blast Children among dozens dead in Syria blast
- August 13, 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, said the building was believed to be storing weapons and ammunition. The White Helmets said that their volunteers rescued 10 people from the rubble of the explosion and they "are working tirelessly, searching and rescuing, in unbelievable areas of destruction and death". (more...)
White man charged with fatally shooting Black man in Florida White man charged with fatally shooting Black man in Florida
- August 13, 2018

Drejka then took out his gun and shot and killed McGlockton. She said Drejka yelled at her for parking in a handicapped spot without a permit. His death reignited the debate over the state's polarizing "stand your ground" self-defense law. (more...)
North and South Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang North and South Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang
- August 13, 2018

The announcement released after almost two hours of talks led by the rivals' chiefs for inter-Korean affairs was remarkably thin on details. The meeting at a North Korea-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom comes as the worldwide community waits to see if North Korea will begin abandoning its nuclear weapons, something officials suggested would happen after Kim's summit with President Donald Trump in June in Singapore. (more...)
Bikers To Boycott Harley-Davidson Because Trump Bikers To Boycott Harley-Davidson Because Trump
- August 13, 2018

A really bad move! Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin wrote on Twitter that Wisconsin businesses "need better trade deals, not tweets and trade wars", signing her message with her initials to indicate her personal authorship. "It's just they get you, they gouge you". Harley-Davidson said that it would manufacture its motorcycles meant for the global market in overseas factories, saying tariffs on its motorcycles rose from 6 percent to 31 percent as a result of the trade dispute. (more...)
Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States
- August 13, 2018

The Associated Press, meanwhile, reported that Khamenei said that negotiation "with the bullying and very eager government of the US means giving it an instrument through which it can add to its hostility". Iran's rial currency has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed USA sanctions, driven mainly by heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings. (more...)
Lira extends slide as Erdogan says Turkey in economic war Lira extends slide as Erdogan says Turkey in economic war
- August 13, 2018

To provide banks flexibility in their collateral management, the Central Bank revised discount rates for collaterals against Turkish lira transactions, said the statement. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slid 0.7 percent to 2,833.28, ending a five-week winning streak. The Nasdaq Composite gained 8.89 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 7,848.00 at the opening bell. (more...)
Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister
- August 13, 2018

Iran and Iraq - enemies in a brutal eight-year war that ended in 1988 - have developed close ties since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003 by a US -led invasion. Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " ... (more...)
Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides govet over economy
- August 13, 2018

While E.U. nations have pledged to try to preserve economic ties with Iran, most large European companies already concede they will sacrifice trade with Iran, rather than risk suffering from secondary sanctions. unilateralism". Khamenei went on to rule out the possibility of armed conflict with the United States, saying that "war will not happen", according to the AP. (more...)

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