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Queensland One Nation Senator could face the boot following another citizenship scandal Queensland One Nation Senator could face the boot following another citizenship scandal
- August 09, 2017

The Greens believe Senator Roberts' eligibility under section 44 of the constitution could be in doubt because of his British citizenship. It is understood Senator Roberts met with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon in a bid to secure a vote against the motion, but that the Nick Xenophon Team will ignore that plea and vote with the Greens... (more...)
Rocket fired at southern Israel lands in open area, no injuries reported Rocket fired at southern Israel lands in open area, no injuries reported
- August 09, 2017

Recently acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets were reportedly used in the strike. A rocket fired at southern Israel landed in an open area near the southern city of Ashkelon without causing any known injuries or damage, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump Endorses Strange in Alabama Senate Primary Trump Endorses Strange in Alabama Senate Primary
- August 09, 2017

He is running on endorsements from many of Trump's strongest media allies. Strange, who was appointed to replace Jeff Sessions as Alabama's U.S. "I am so deeply honored and humbled to receive the endorsement and support of our President, Donald Trump ", Strange said in a statement. "Together, we will continue efforts to fill our courts with conservative judges, repeal Obamacare, offer tax relief to hard working Americans, lift this heavy burden of government regulations, rebuild our ... (more...)
N. Korea's nuclear push 'not up for negotiation' N. Korea's nuclear push 'not up for negotiation'
- August 09, 2017

The U.S. has expressed a willingness to work with Kim . "After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea ", Mr Trump tweeted recently, in response to sanctions imposed by the UN. (more...)
What you need to know ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup What you need to know ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup
- August 09, 2017

Sterner tests await for England but not until the knockout stages - completing their pool, as was the case in 1991, are Italy and the US and Middleton's side are not expected to be troubled until the tournament moves from Dublin, where the pool matches are played, to Belfast for the semi-finals. (more...)
PM Abbasi will visit Punjab House to bid adieu to Nawaz PM Abbasi will visit Punjab House to bid adieu to Nawaz
- August 09, 2017

Opposition parties lost another opportunity to forge unity in their ranks and form some sort of an alliance to give PML (N)'s candidate for premiership Shahid Khaqan Abbasi some anxious moments the other day. In a meeting with the Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Masood Khan during which matters of political significance and ongoing development initiatives in the Valley were discussed, the prime minister reiterated Pakistan's resolve to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the ... (more...)
Donald Trump's tweets are the reason his approval rating is low Donald Trump's tweets are the reason his approval rating is low
- August 09, 2017

The New York Times did not apologize for its Trump coverage. ". I would tell you the people I see would say Donald Trump cares more about me, my family and my job and policies that affect me than any president I can remember". "Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now", Blumenthal wrote . "It's gonna be so much fun watching him tweet over and over again for the next two weeks about how hard he's working while he's doing this the whole time ", ... (more...)
Putin projection appears on Trump SoHo: 'Happy to help, bro' Putin projection appears on Trump SoHo: 'Happy to help, bro'
- August 09, 2017

In reality, the message was from Robin Bell, a Washington, D.C. -based artist and activist who has repeatedly projected graphics condemning the Trump administration onto high-profile buildings associated with the president. Messages including 'Laundering services available , ' " Follow the money" and 'Happy to help, bro' appeared alongside pictures of a smiling Putin and the Russian flag. (more...)
Police identify mother, 4-year-old daughter killed in Newton Police identify mother, 4-year-old daughter killed in Newton
- August 09, 2017

Authorities have arrested a suspect in Texas after a mother and her 4-year-old daughter were found dead in a Newton home on Tuesday. He was taken into custody in Taylor, Texas, at about 5:25 pm. Murphy said the suspect has been previously arrested and is known to local law enforcers. Police do not believe there is any danger to the public. "This is a targeted incident", he said. (more...)
Arrest warrant issued against Rakhi Sawant by Punjab Court Arrest warrant issued against Rakhi Sawant by Punjab Court
- August 09, 2017

Her lawyers have now moved an application in the court of district sessions judge Gurbir Singh seeking an extension of the bail. In July past year, a lawyer, Narinder Adiya, filed a case against Rakhifor hurting the sentiments of a community with her remark. (more...)
Leaked Federal Climate Report Contradicts Trump Administration Stance
- August 09, 2017

Flanagan said while some of the science in the report can be applied in Canada, this country has some unique differences, particular the vast north where there is a higher rate of warming. Between 1901 and 2015, the review states that average annual surface-air temperatures over the contiguous USA have increased by about 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit, making recent decades the country's warmest in more than a thousand years. (more...)
Hikers catch terrifying mountain lion encounter on video Hikers catch terrifying mountain lion encounter on video
- August 09, 2017

Brian McKinney didn't believe it was a puma that his hiking partner Sam Vonderheide had seen, so he got out his phone and hit record as they followed the lithe creature. But despite their efforts to try and rouse it from the trail, the lion didn't budge. 'It just looked at us'. "So we gave up". The men were on the first day of an 11-day hike up Mount Whitney, but with the cougar not moving, they turned back and set up camp in another area. (more...)
Venezuela top court orders jailing of opposition mayor Muchacho Venezuela top court orders jailing of opposition mayor Muchacho
- August 09, 2017

That includes David Smolansky , mayor of nearby El Hatillo, who was also charged with failing to disperse protests in his municipality. "We are being condemned for doing our job, for guaranteeing the legitimate right to peaceful protest and the right of all Venezuelans to exercise their civil and political rights", wrote Muchacho in an email message that he sends to subscribers each morning. (more...)
Tillerson to NKorea: Halt Launches and Then We Can Talk
- August 09, 2017

North Korea has insured that the hardening is sensitive to the UN sanctions would not prevent it from developing its nuclear arsenal, warning that she would negotiate under the threat of the United States. Thailand allegedly has been used as a springboard for third parties to launch major cyber-attacks, reportedly including the 2014 hack of film studio Sony Pictures. (more...)
Belgian bomb squad find no explosives after Brussels scare Belgian bomb squad find no explosives after Brussels scare
- August 09, 2017

Bomb disposal experts are on the scene, which has been cordoned off. Police spokeswoman Ine van Wymersch told Reuters: 'The man was driving suspiciously and failed to stop at a traffic light. Traffic is now blocked on the Ninove causeway and a safety perimeter has been set up between the Dilbeek Road and the western railway station in Molenbeek. (more...)
Trump Exchanged Private Messages With Special Counsel Mueller
- August 09, 2017

Trump's chief counsel John Dowd told the paper that Trump's team has passed along messages of "appreciation and greetings" to special counsel Robert Mueller . Grand jury subpoenas reportedly were issued in connection with the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with a Russian lawyer and her associates a year ago. Dowd did also dismiss the idea Trump wants Mueller fired, calling that a "manifestation of the media". (more...)
California Man Charged for High School Bomb Threat, Cyber Sextortion California Man Charged for High School Bomb Threat, Cyber Sextortion
- August 09, 2017

The U.S. Attorney's office in Indianapolis says Monday that Buster Hernandez also is accused of making cyber threats to juvenile females and producing child pornography. The threats prompted the December 19, 2015, closings of Plainfield and Danville high schools and a shopping center. According to the release, Hernandez also exploited and threatened two other minors. (more...)
State MCA scores see little change State MCA scores see little change
- August 09, 2017

Students considered proficient on math tests statewide dropped from 59.4 percent in 2016 to 58.6 percent this year. Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff says nearly 10,000 students in the district are struggling to meet success goals and that he was disappointed in the results. (more...)
When does 'The Voice' season 13 premiere on NBC? When does 'The Voice' season 13 premiere on NBC?
- August 09, 2017

Don't miss the two-part Season 13 premiere of The Voice beginning on Monday, September 25 at 8/7c and concluding the following night on Tuesday, September 26 also at 8/7c on NBC! It will definitely be interesting to see how Hudson interacts with her fellow coaches and to see what she brings to the table. (more...)
Army chief meets Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
- August 09, 2017

The chief minister congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on being elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan and extended invitation to him for visiting Gilgit Baltistan. The Afghan leader expressed satisfaction over the smooth transition and said that it was good for democracy of Pakistan, the statement said. When asked whether he would accompany the former prime minister to Lahore, he said Nawaz Sharif would decide his next move. (more...)
7.0-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan Province; 5 killed 7.0-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan Province; 5 killed
- August 09, 2017

China's deadliest natural disaster this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor with a depth of 19 kilometres (12 miles), struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing almost 90,000 people. Yu Qian, a local taxation bureau official, told Xinhua that the natural disaster cut off power and disrupted phone service in her neighborhood. While the US Geological Survey reported a 6.5-magnitude quake 35 kilometers (22 miles) west-southwest of Yongle, Xinhua reported it was 7.0-magnitude, citing the China ... (more...)
Korean army "carefully examining" operation plan for attack on Guam: KPA
- August 09, 2017

In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also accused the United States of devising a "preventive war" and said any plans to execute this would be met with an "all-out war wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the USA mainland". (more...)
ACLU Sues Maine Governor LePage Over His Facebook Page ACLU Sues Maine Governor LePage Over His Facebook Page
- August 09, 2017

The plaintiffs claim the governor's Facebook page is used as an official social media venue for sharing information and conducting state business, which should be used as a public forum for receiving public comments from ME constituents. "Neither of Ms. Leuthy's comments were scandalous, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, off topic, duplicative, obscene or offensive", the ACLU lawsuit states. (more...)
Bid to block Macron's wife being 'first lady' Bid to block Macron's wife being 'first lady'
- August 09, 2017

Brigitte Macron , the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, will not be given the official status of first lady, but the government will issue a "transparency charter" on her role in the near future, French media reported on Monday, APA reports quoting sputniknews. (more...)
Trump lawyer says president sent messages of 'appreciation' to special counsel Mueller Trump lawyer says president sent messages of 'appreciation' to special counsel Mueller
- August 09, 2017

John Dowd , one of the lead attorneys on Trump's outside legal team, told USA Today that Trump "has sent messages back and forth" but declined to clarify. Mueller". Trump came under fire previously for a conversation with Comey in which he asked him to end his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. (more...)
CWC meet on Tuesday CWC meet on Tuesday
- August 09, 2017

Justifying the Gujarat Congress's decision to send 44 of its MLAs to party-ruled Karnataka on July 29 to fend off the alleged "poaching" attempts by BJP, he said the BJP had also resorted to transporting their MLAs in the past. It is worth remembering, that after the arrest of all National and Provincial leaders of the Congress, who were kept in jail for nearly three years, the People of India rose as one, defied police firings and launched a mass Satyagraha and defiance Campaign that shook ... (more...)
Mom abandoned son with special needs in woods Mom abandoned son with special needs in woods
- August 09, 2017

State police say the boy was found last Thursday by a passing motorist who saw him walking alone with luggage near the visitors center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst off Route 68. He was found to have just minor, non-life-threatening injuries. He was able to provide his mother's name and phone number to the employees, enabling them to contact both Wisler and state police. (more...)
Cheetos restaurant opening in NY Cheetos restaurant opening in NY
- August 09, 2017

Frito-Lay will also be encouraging consumers throughout the country to make the Cheetos culinary creations themselves, by offering a free digital cookbook on the restaurant site, starting August 15. Cheetos fans in recent years have infused their innovation into Cheetos-inspired food and shared recipes online. Fast food restaurants have flirted with Cheetos-inspired menu items in the past. (more...)
Chloe Ayling latest: Chief suspect in 'kidnap' claims he is innocent Chloe Ayling latest: Chief suspect in 'kidnap' claims he is innocent
- August 09, 2017

Ms Ayling told police that five men helped kidnap her, but she only saw the faces of two, including Herba - the only one of them arrested. "She chose to go along with it to avoid any kind of conflict, followed him blindly and went into a shoe shop". (more...)
USA airstrikes hit Hashd al-Shaabi USA airstrikes hit Hashd al-Shaabi
- August 09, 2017

Ryan Dillon, dismissed the allegation. Iran-backed Kataib Sayyid Al-Shuhada is part of an umbrella of Iraqi Shiite paramilitary groups known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, which is answerable to Baghdad , but includes factions loyal to Iran's clerical leadership. (more...)