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Djibouti: American Freelance Journalist killed in South Sudan Djibouti: American Freelance Journalist killed in South Sudan
- August 28, 2017

Prior to his mission in South Sudan , Allen had reportedly covered the conflict in the Ukraine. The US embassy in the country confirmed that Allen had been killed and that his family had been notified. South Sudan descended into #Civil War when President Kiir sacked Machar, according to Eye Witness News. The fighting, often along ethnic lines, defies peace deals and unilateral cease-fires. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey strands 4 ships with 20000 passengers in the Gulf Hurricane Harvey strands 4 ships with 20000 passengers in the Gulf
- August 28, 2017

The Carnival Breeze , which is scheduled to return to Galveston on Sunday, docked in Cozumel overnight Friday and had plans to travel toward Galveston on Saturday afternoon, the cruise line said. "We will continue to remain in close contact with port officials regarding their plans to re-open once the storm has passed", spokeswoman Christine de la Huerta said. (more...)
USA revises assessment on North Korean missile launches USA revises assessment on North Korean missile launches
- August 28, 2017

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) also added that the projectile was sacked from a site in the eastern province of Gangwon and flew about 250 kilometers (155 miles). The first and third flew for about 250 kilometers (155 miles) before landing in the East Sea, while the second exploded nearly immediately after liftoff, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. (more...)
KHOU Evacuates Houston Studio Because of Harvey Flooding KHOU Evacuates Houston Studio Because of Harvey Flooding
- August 28, 2017

We are continuing to keep the people of Houston informed and safe during this catastrophic storm. The CBS affiliate has continued to stream video online. KHOU's Len Cannon was live when water started crawling toward the anchor desk in the studio, the station reported. Buffalo Bayou, across the street from the station just outside downtown, was one of many locations seeing huge flooding as Tropical Storm Harvey dumped staggering amounts of rain on the Greater Houston area. (more...)
China's Xi pledges to address differences with South Korea China's Xi pledges to address differences with South Korea
- August 28, 2017

The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said they believe the launch was a test and they were trying to determine whether the object was a ballistic missile. "Although the launches were no threat to Guam, it reminds us that we can not be complacent", said George Charfauros, the homeland security adviser on the U.S. (more...)
Guatemalan President Expels Anti-Corruption Commission Head Guatemalan President Expels Anti-Corruption Commission Head
- August 28, 2017

Morales, in a video posted on the Guatemalan government's twitter page, said that as president of a "free, independent, and sovereign state", exercising his constitutional rights, he declared Velasquez to be persona non grata. Morales' initial order of expulsion was not received well both at home and overseas. According to media reports, Morales was going to meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in NY on Friday and ask him to replace Velasquez as the CICIG head. (more...)
Blast kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand Blast kills 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand
- August 28, 2017

The blast took place in Lashkargah، Helmand's provincial capital، on Wednesday، with the Taliban militant group claiming responsibility for the bombing. He said the attack killed 39 soldiers and police, including senior commanders, a claim rejected by officials. "A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-filled vehicle as the Afghan National Army convoy passed a small market in Nawa District of Helmand،" said the spokesman for the provincial governor، Omar Zwak، on Sunday. (more...)
Tropical Storm Watch issued for coastal SC, NC counties Tropical Storm Watch issued for coastal SC, NC counties
- August 28, 2017

Earlier Sunday , the center said in a statement that a disturbance off the coast of Georgia had a 70 percent chance of "cyclone formation" within the next 48 hours. This area of low pressure is expected to strengthen as it moves northeastward. The Island Free Press will continue to monitor this system and will post updates as soon as they are available. (more...)
Nursing home residents rescued from waist-deep flood water Nursing home residents rescued from waist-deep flood water
- August 28, 2017

A disturbing photo posted on social media Sunday morning shows the seniors sitting in wheelchairs and recliners as the water rises inside the La Vita Bella nursing home on Oak Drive. The picture was shared on Twitter by Timothy McIntosh, whose said his mother-in-law owns the assisted-living home. Forecasters are predicting some parts of the region could receive more than 50 inches of rain by the time the weather clears later this week. (more...)
Top Trump Adviser Gary Cohn Drafted Resignation Letter After Charlottesville Top Trump Adviser Gary Cohn Drafted Resignation Letter After Charlottesville
- August 27, 2017

Cohn said he was reluctant to leave also because he feels a duty to his job. Cohn said Trump's focus would be squarely on overhauling the tax code in the coming weeks as the details are firmed up. According to Cohn, he has "come under enormous pressure " to resign from the Trump administration. "But I also feel compelled to voice my distress over the events of the last two weeks", he told the newspaper. (more...)
Six year old girl found shot dead in Sydney home Six year old girl found shot dead in Sydney home
- August 27, 2017

He was later filmed being led into the back of a police van. A woman was seen speaking with paramedics before opening the door of an ambulance which was occupied by another woman. Once inside the ambulance, she shouted: "I hate you, f- you, I hate you". 'I hate you, he killed my baby girl. rot in hell, ' she later screamed. Police forensic officers are still examining the scene at the house on Monday. (more...)
SEA Games 29: Vietnam wins more golds on August 27 SEA Games 29: Vietnam wins more golds on August 27
- August 27, 2017

Despite having guided his Malaysia U22 charges to a 1-0 SEA Games men's football semi-final win over archrivals Indonesia U22 on Saturday, Young Tigers head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee wants to stay focused on the task at hand. The Thai delegation chief says his nation has missed several gold medals. On the day, Vietnamese female athletes won a silver medal in sepak takraw in the double's event and another in futsal. (more...)
Beachy Head evacuated after 'chemical mist' leaves walkers in tears Beachy Head evacuated after 'chemical mist' leaves walkers in tears
- August 27, 2017

Sussex police urged people to keep doors and windows shut in the affected area, between the resort town of Eastbourne and Birling Gap, a few miles along the coast. The National Trust said it was aware of the incident and was working with the emergency services. "The haze is pretty bad - it's coming in". Pictures on social media show the unusual haze lingering above the sea before moving inland towards revellers enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend sunshine. (more...)
Judge says 1 Harvey-related death confirmed in Texas Judge says 1 Harvey-related death confirmed in Texas
- August 27, 2017

A statement Friday from the Miami-based cruise line says the Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor were at sea and would remain a safe distance from the hurricane. As Hurricane Harvey approached the Gulf Coast of Texas last week, various authorities had warned Texans to stay off the water. Forecasters warned that the storm would continue to produce torrential rain and that catastrophic flooding was possible. (more...)
Berkeley braces for possible fights as rallies, protests begin Berkeley braces for possible fights as rallies, protests begin
- August 27, 2017

He predicted that thousands of people would attend. The organizer of the anti-Marxism rally in Berkeley that was planned for Sunday requested that no one attend and a nearby rally in San Francisco was cancelled. Officials were concerned the protest would attract white supremacists and nationalists causing violent confrontations. An attendee at the rally, identified as James Alex Fields Jr., rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring many ... (more...)
Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA in Sunday morning tweet Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA in Sunday morning tweet
- August 27, 2017

Canada, the US and Mexico began formal negotiations earlier this month to rework the 23-year-old trade deal. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday about a supporter's new book, his proposed border wall, and trade deals, while southwest Texas is facing catastrophic flooding. (more...)
Heat wave continues in Riverside County, along with poor air quality Heat wave continues in Riverside County, along with poor air quality
- August 27, 2017

Wednesday . Palm Springs is expected to be broiling, with a high of 115 degrees forecast for Sunday and a mere dip to 112 degrees Monday , with lows in the upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego. The heat wave will also bring warm overnight temperatures, the statement said, adding there is a potential for "significant heat impacts across much of southwest California" for residents without air conditioning. (more...)
Pessimism as Kushner holds Israeli-Palestinian talks Pessimism as Kushner holds Israeli-Palestinian talks
- August 27, 2017

Trump aides have held a series of meetings with both sides, portraying them as hearing out concerns before deciding on a way forward. This confusion is definitely going to reflect itself on the talks that Kushner will be having with the Palestinian leadership soon. (more...)
Lorry Drivers Arrested After 8 Die In UK Crash
- August 27, 2017

British police are yet to release details of those killed in the crash. David Wagstaff, 53, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been charged with eight counts of causing death by unsafe driving and four counts of causing serious injury by risky driving. (more...)
N. Korea fires several missiles into East Sea N. Korea fires several missiles into East Sea
- August 27, 2017

The United States , Japan and South Korea have been on heightened alert against possible provocative acts by the North as Friday marked the anniversary of its "Songun" (military-first) policy. A Japanese government source said the launches appeared to have been conducted as part of drill by the North Korean military. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said she was briefed on South Korea's defense posture as she arrived at Incheon International Airport, just west of Seoul, after a three-day ... (more...)
Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger? Who is Kelli Ward, Jeff Flake's GOP primary challenger?
- August 27, 2017

Jeff Flake in the 2018 elections, and vows she will act on the border wall with Mexico. "And we're giving them little choice now", Flake said . Arizona has been a focus of Trump's ire in recent weeks as the president has a frosty relationship with the state's two Republican senators: Jeff Flake and John McCain. (more...)
White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris
- August 27, 2017

The 52-year-old was in custody in Towson, Maryland. His attackers kicked him, punched him and pummeled him with metal poles. Social media activists shared images of the attack on Twitter and social media, asking members of the public to identify the men in the attack. (more...)
North Korea fires missiles in latest test North Korea fires missiles in latest test
- August 27, 2017

North Korea used a multiple-rocket launcher off its east coast on Saturday to fire three short-range missiles that could strike US military bases deep in South Korea, officials in Seoul said . South Korean security analyst Kim Dong-yub said Saturday that South Korea's assessments don't contradict US military evaluations that identified the launches as short-range ballistic missiles. (more...)
First Cohn, now Tillerson, turn on Trump First Cohn, now Tillerson, turn on Trump
- August 27, 2017

Wallace asked him if he's "separating" himself from that. "I don't think that anyone will doubt the values of the american people or of the determination of the us government" to "defend these values", he said during the television program Fox News Sunday . (more...)
Ahead of three-nation visit, Pak FM seeks directions from Sharif Ahead of three-nation visit, Pak FM seeks directions from Sharif
- August 27, 2017

Donald Trump had alleged that Pakistan received billions of dollars in aid but did not act against "terrorist heavens" in the country. The White House is said to be considering options to strong-arm Pakistan into fighting terrorists on its soil. (more...)
ISIS surrounded in Iraqi town near Mosul, coalition says ISIS surrounded in Iraqi town near Mosul, coalition says
- August 27, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in a statement released through his office, urged France to invest in Iraq "at the economic, commercial, and investment levels". Armoured personnel carriers full of soldiers and fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary coalition moved into Al-Nur district early in the morning as warplanes flew overhead, said an AFP photographer on the ground. (more...)
Cordell Brown states he was arrested for arson Cordell Brown states he was arrested for arson
- August 27, 2017

A neighbor told CTV Edmonton that police appeared to handcuff Brown before taking him away in an ambulance around 7 p.m. on Friday. He said he was given no explanation for the decision. "Yeah sometimes I have anxiety". "You can't murder a baby, start a fire and not at least tell one person". "I said, 'Oh my God, when you heard the alarms, when you heard me screaming, why didn't you leave the house?' " he said. (more...)
Syrian state news reporter killed covering battle with IS
- August 27, 2017

Syrian government forces and their allies have captured a wide area from the Islamic State extremist group in the country's center, two days after besieging it, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian military arm said Saturday. The Syrian army is advancing along the south and west bank of the Euphrates toward where the city of Deir ez-Zor is located, while the SDF is mostly on the north and east bank, where Raqqa is located. (more...)
Trump desires to work with Pakistan Trump desires to work with Pakistan
- August 27, 2017

The military option not only doesn't work, but exacerbates the problem. And it is a real sad reflection that after 16 years of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan, and its presence, and spending trillions of dollars, the USA war machine still finds itself in a tight corner. (more...)
Abilene disaster relief crews on standby for Hurricane Harvey Abilene disaster relief crews on standby for Hurricane Harvey
- August 27, 2017

The local branch hasn't been deployed yet. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Texas and along the Gulf Coast is prepared to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers. "It's fantastic how exhausted people can become and they may not take care of themselves in disasters because the need is so great and the desperation so big that they don't stop", Davis said. (more...)

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