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Concern grows for 150 migrants stuck on ship for 10th day Concern grows for 150 migrants stuck on ship for 10th day
- August 27, 2018

Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian government said that Albania and Ireland had both agreed to take 20 migrants each, while the remaining 100 would be taken in by the Italian church. (more...)
18 dead and 23 injured in hotel fire at Chinese resort 18 dead and 23 injured in hotel fire at Chinese resort
- August 27, 2018

The rescue work is underway, it said, adding that the cause of the fire is not known. Twenty three injured people were undergoing treatment. The provincial fire department said in an official post that the fire had started from the kitchen on the second floor, but gave no further details . (more...)
Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain
- August 27, 2018

The Arizona Republican died of brain cancer Saturday at 81 at his ranch near Sedona, Arizona. "I had such higher hopes for the next generation of leadership in my home state ", Meghan McCain wrote . Representative Martha McSally, the frontrunner, had avoided mentioning McCain while campaigning, but offered kind words in recent days. "He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the ... (more...)
Spain passes law to remove Franco remains Spain passes law to remove Franco remains
- August 27, 2018

During his 1939-1975 rule, tens of thousands of his enemies were killed and imprisoned in a campaign to wipe out dissent, and as many as 500,000 combatants and civilians died in the preceding civil war, which split the nation in two. The government passed a decree on Friday which alters Spain's historic memory law to permit the removal of Franco's remains, thwarting legal efforts by the general's family to block the removal in the courts. (more...)
Adviser says NY probe, not Mueller, is 'greatest threat' to Trump Adviser says NY probe, not Mueller, is 'greatest threat' to Trump
- August 27, 2018

Alan Futerfas, an outside lawyer for the New York-based company, declined to comment. "Look, it would be good for the American public if President Trump sat down and said everything he knows, but it wouldn't be good for President Trump ", Dershowitz said. (more...)
Moscow warns Washington against 'reckless steps' in Syria Moscow warns Washington against 'reckless steps' in Syria
- August 27, 2018

Speculation is increasing that there could be a Russian-backed government assault on Idlib, one of the so-called "de-escalation" zones set up as a result of talks by Russia, Turkey and Iran past year. "We warn the Americans and their allies against taking new reckless steps in Syria", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the state-run RIA Novosti news agency as saying. (more...)
Multiple Fatalities After Mass Shooting At Video Game Tournament In Florida Multiple Fatalities After Mass Shooting At Video Game Tournament In Florida
- August 27, 2018

Williams said the injured victims were in stable condition. At least two people were killed Sunday after a gunman opened fire at a live video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida . A spokesman for Jacksonville's Memorial Hospital said it was treating three victims, all of whom were in stable condition. A competitor at the 2018 Jacksonville tournament told the LA Times on Sunday that the shooter was a participant who had been disqualified earlier in the day, but authorities have ... (more...)
After UN report on Rohingya, Facebook bans leader of Myanmar's armed forces After UN report on Rohingya, Facebook bans leader of Myanmar's armed forces
- August 27, 2018

About 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh after the crackdown began last August, and Myanmar's army has been accused by human rights groups and United Nations experts of committing massive human rights violations amounting to ethnic cleansing, and possibly genocide. (more...)
Australia’s new Prime Minister Morrison announces cabinet Australia’s new Prime Minister Morrison announces cabinet
- August 27, 2018

Bishop did not say whether she planned to stand in the next federal election in May 2019. Morrison has already announced a new cabinet - including some of those behind Turnbull's toppling - and is also keen to move on quickly, visiting drought-affected areas today after pinpointing farmers as his number-one priority. (more...)
Trump opts for brief tweet over statement praising McCain
- August 27, 2018

A statement from Ducey's office said that "now is a time for remembering and honoring a consequential life". Several staff members believed the official White House statement, which went through an internal approval process, would be released at the time of the Arizona Republican's death, which occurred on Saturday. (more...)
Bear Defending Cub Attacks 10-Year-Old Boy at Yellowstone National Park Bear Defending Cub Attacks 10-Year-Old Boy at Yellowstone National Park
- August 27, 2018

The boy was given first-aid at a nearby clinic, where he was treated for a sprained wrist and puncture wounds on his back and hips. Park officials say all of Yellowstone is bear habitat "from the deepest backcountry to the boardwalks around Old Faithful" and that park visitors should be "prepared for bear encounters no matter where they go". (more...)
Devin Booker and Suns react to John McCain’s unfortunate death
- August 27, 2018

The next day, the procession will pass the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and head to a funeral at Washington National Cathedral. Sources close to McCain have said Trump would not be invited to the funeral. "Few sacrificed more for, or contributed more to, the welfare of his fellow citizens - and indeed freedom-loving peoples around the world", the elder Bush said in a statement . (more...)
Air France, British Airways cutting flights to Iran next month Air France, British Airways cutting flights to Iran next month
- August 27, 2018

Earlier this year, the airline told AirlineGeeks they had interest in launching flights to Tokyo, Beijing, and even Toronto. BA, which is owned by Spanish-registered IAG, said its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on September 22 and the last inbound flight from Tehran will be the following day. (more...)
Afghanistan: national security adviser quits, sparking cabinet resignations Afghanistan: national security adviser quits, sparking cabinet resignations
- August 27, 2018

According to former government officials, the swift approval of Atmar's resignation by the president and the absence of any appreciation for his work on the part of government indicates disagreements between the two officials were quite serious. (more...)
Cardinal: Pope knew but ignored USA archbishop’s sex abuse cases Cardinal: Pope knew but ignored USA archbishop’s sex abuse cases
- August 27, 2018

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will not comment on claims by a former Vatican ambassador to the USA that the Pope knew about allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and reinstated him in ministry. McCarrick, 88, has said he had no recollection of alleged abuse of the minor, but has not commented on widespread media reports that he would force adult men studying for the priesthood to sleep with him at a beach house in New Jersey. (more...)
Tragedy hits eSports with National Football League video game tournament shooting in Florida Tragedy hits eSports with National Football League video game tournament shooting in Florida
- August 27, 2018

The area is not safe at this time. The NFL said in a statement , "We are shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy today in Jacksonville ". Nine other people were wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition Sunday evening after going to hospitals, Williams said. And one woman who was not shot, but was hurt while fleeing was treated for minor injuries at Baptist Medical Center, spokeswoman Cindy Hamilton said. (more...)
Strong quake hits northwest Iran, killing one and wounding 58 Strong quake hits northwest Iran, killing one and wounding 58
- August 27, 2018

Geological Survey said. In November previous year a major 7.3-magnitude quake killed 620 people in Kermanshah province and another eight people in Iraq. Iran sits on top of two major tectonic plates and sees frequent seismic activity. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. (more...)
Security guard seen taping HPD arrest has been fired, police union says Security guard seen taping HPD arrest has been fired, police union says
- August 27, 2018

While this struggle continues, a woman gets out of her vehicle wearing a security guard uniform and begins filming. A viral video of a suspect resisting arrest when a Houston police officer tried to handcuff him has cost a security guard her job, according to the president of the police officer's union. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is denied an extension to her Iran bail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is denied an extension to her Iran bail
- August 27, 2018

Her husband Richard Ratcliffe confirmed his wife has returned to Evin prison despite hopes her temporary release would be extended. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, from Hampstead, north London, was sentenced to five years in jail after being accused of spying by Tehran's Islamist regime. (more...)
Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can't Get GoFundMe Cash Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can't Get GoFundMe Cash
- August 27, 2018

The couple claim they're keeping the funds because they're anxious about his relapse into drug addiction. Johnny Bobbitt Jr. gave Katie McClure the cash so she'd be able to fill up her gas tank after she was stuck on the I-95. He said the remaining money - about half of the initial $546,000 - was in a savings account and he would allow Bobbitt to access it when he had a job and was drug-free. (more...)
SK Calls Canceling Of Secy of State Pompeo's NK Trip 'Unfortunate' SK Calls Canceling Of Secy of State Pompeo's NK Trip 'Unfortunate'
- August 27, 2018

But Trump - facing a slew of domestic problems and independent reports that North Korea has done little or nothing to roll back its nuclear programme - vetoed the plan. Although it has halted nuclear and missile testing and taken some unrelated steps - dismantling portions of a missile engine facility and returning the suspected remains of American servicemen killed during the Korean War - its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile development remain intact, according the U.N.'s ... (more...)
Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry
- August 27, 2018

Weisselberg and Donald Trump Jr. serve as the two trustees of the Trump Organization, giving him access to Trump's finances. The majority of surveyed participants said they believe Trump has either "probably" or "definitely" used the racial slur while in office. (more...)
German villages evacuated as forest wildfire spreads German villages evacuated as forest wildfire spreads
- August 27, 2018

Several nearby towns have been evacuated , and thick smoke has blown into Berlin. Firefighters initially could not enter the affected area because of munitions in the ground that exploded in the heat, Engel said , adding that the leftover ammunition is "scattered across the area" and the total amount of unexploded material is unknown. (more...)
6 children, 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire 6 children, 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire
- August 27, 2018

A candlelight vigil was planned for Sunday night. A firefighter, a teenage and a young adult were hospitalized, officials said at a news conference . Two additional victims of the fire remain in the hospital in critical condition. "So the female who did that saved a lot of lives", Santiago said. The fire also caused another structure two buildings down to catch alight. (more...)
Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change Australia's foreign minister quits after leadership change
- August 27, 2018

The former treasurer was sworn in as Australia's 30th Prime Minister yesterday evening after a tumultuous few days. Ms Bishop contested last Friday's vote but was eliminated in the first round, with Mr Morrison then emerging as a surprise compromise victor over Mr Peter Dutton, Mr Turnbull's conservative challenger who brought the leadership crisis to a head earlier in the week. (more...)
Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death? Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death?
- August 27, 2018

According to the Labor Department's most recent National Agriculture Workers Survey, about 47 percent of hired crop farm workers in the USA lack proper authorization to work here. "Our employee is not who he said he was", Lang said in a press conference. However, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that it had lodged a federal immigration detainer for Rivera, a prelude to deportation, and his former employer claimed that Rivera had provided false identification in order to ... (more...)
Afghan officials: Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes Afghan officials: Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes
- August 27, 2018

The sources further added that Arhabi, also famous as Abu Syed Orakzai, was killed along with nine other ISIS group members who were accompaying him. Abu Saad Erhabi, which translates as "father of Saad the terrorist", is the fourth leader of the group to be killed since April previous year. (more...)
Multiple Fatalities After Mass Shooting in Florida Multiple Fatalities After Mass Shooting in Florida
- August 27, 2018

Williams did not specify the number of victims, but local news station WJXT reported that the shooting left four dead with more injured, according to its sources. A " mass shooting " has taken place at a shopping center in downtown Jacksonville, Fla ., according to the sheriff's office, resulting in "multiple fatalities ". (more...)
United Kingdom urges long-term support for Rohingya refugees United Kingdom urges long-term support for Rohingya refugees
- August 26, 2018

After the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked 30 Myanmar police posts and a military base in the early hours of August 25, 2017, Myanmar troops swept through villages. "Giving generally peaks in that first year [of a crisis]. then it's much harder to fund", Dr. Peter Salama, the emergency response chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO), told AFP . (more...)
US Navy revives 2nd Fleet as Russians patrol North Atlantic US Navy revives 2nd Fleet as Russians patrol North Atlantic
- August 26, 2018

Chris Grady, said during a ceremony in Norfolk aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The chief of staff of the U.S. Navy John Richardson believes that the Navy is not going to "asking for fight", but the reality requires support "large-scale ocean maneuverable combat operations" in the region of the Atlantic ocean. (more...)

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