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Man enters Jacksonville store and chases people with live alligator Man enters Jacksonville store and chases people with live alligator
- July 30, 2018

The man then spots a patron walking towards the walk-in beer cooler and rushes them, menacing them with the gator until they flee. He then sees someone in the back of the store and says, "Is he taking the last bit of beer?" Are you taking the last bit? A man terrified customers at a Florida convenience store by bringing a live alligator in with him. (more...)
Mexico president-elect: $16 billion to boost oil output Mexico president-elect: $16 billion to boost oil output
- July 30, 2018

Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that his administration will look to boost the country's crude oil production to 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd), from current a 1.9 million bpd. In announcing the plan, the president-elect added that the office work he has been doing since his victory in the July 1 elections was not his thing. (more...)
U.S. grows at fastest pace since 2014 gains U.S. grows at fastest pace since 2014 gains
- July 30, 2018

This is the first time since the 2016 election that U.S. growth has hit the 4% target President Trump set himself during the campaign. US President Donald Trump cheered the numbers, holding an impromptu press conference outside the White House to tout the "amazing" growth and said "this is just the beginning". (more...)
Trump Denies Cohen's Claim He Knew in Advance of Russia Meeting Trump Denies Cohen's Claim He Knew in Advance of Russia Meeting
- July 30, 2018

Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels , who has claimed she had a sexual encounter with Trump, and other matters related to Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters. (more...)
Times publisher, Trump meet to discuss anti-media rhetoric Times publisher, Trump meet to discuss anti-media rhetoric
- July 29, 2018

A New York Times spokeswoman said that Trump had invited Sulzberger and that White House aides had asked that the meeting remain "off the record", in keeping with past practice for such meetings, but that the president put it "on the record" with his Sunday tweet. (more...)
Mugabe says he will not vote for successor Mnangagwa Mugabe says he will not vote for successor Mnangagwa
- July 29, 2018

He was replaced by his former ally and vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa , who now holds the ZANU PF flag. "I can not vote for ZANU-PF", the ruling party he long controlled. The MDC has raised allegations of a flawed electoral roll, ballot paper malpractice, voter intimidation, bias in the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and free food handed out by the ruling party. (more...)
Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse
- July 29, 2018

While saying he had "no recollection" of the abuse of which he was accused, he did not explicitly say the accusations were untrue. Women activists have requested the Vatican to advice Pope Francis to remove the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese in order to ensure an impartial enquiry into the matter. (more...)
Mandatory evacuations ordered as large brush fire in Douglas County threatens homes Mandatory evacuations ordered as large brush fire in Douglas County threatens homes
- July 29, 2018

There has been no change in evacuation orders overnight. Aerial view of the Chelan Hills Fire in Douglas County. Douglas County officials said on Twitter Saturday that the Chelan Hills fire has burned about 2 square miles. Red Cross has opened a shelter at Orondo Elementary and Middle School. However, Michael Krueger, public information officer for the firefighter team, said crews of about 300 people working to suppress the fire expected to soon have it under full control. (more...)
Iran's currency in free fall as American sanctions loom Iran's currency in free fall as American sanctions loom
- July 29, 2018

A money changer poses for the camera with a U.S hundred dollar bill (R) and the amount being given when converting it into Iranian rials (L), at a currency exchange shop in Tehran's business district, Iran, January 20, 2016. European leaders have desperately tried to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, but France said earlier this month that it was unlikely European powers could do so before November. (more...)
Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 protests Egypt court sentences 75 to death over 2013 protests
- July 29, 2018

Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abouzied (C), also known as Shawkan, is seen inside a soundproof glass dock during his trial in the capital Cairo on July 28, 2018. Rights groups have repeatedly criticized such mass sentencings in Egypt and called on authorities to ensure fair trials. The defendants, which included members of the Muslim Brotherhood, were arrested and tried for participating in a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Cairo , to protest the removal ... (more...)
Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard
- July 29, 2018

A polar bear has attacked and injured a man leading tourists off a cruise ship on an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Norwegian authorities say. The cruise liner operating " MS Bremen " is Hapag Lloyd Cruises . Arctic tourism to the region has risen sharply in the past few years and is now in high season, as people travel to visit the remote terrain, glaciers, reindeer and polar bears. (more...)
Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration
- July 29, 2018

President Donald Trump has urged the Congress to cooperate in effecting the immigration laws , tweeting a demand for Democratic cooperation, warning that otherwise, he will allow the federal government to shut down. Last week, an immigration bill supported by conservative Republicans failed to pass the House of Representatives. Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked a spending vote. (more...)
Trump willing to shut down government over border security Trump willing to shut down government over border security
- July 29, 2018

Trump's rhetoric and policy proposals surrounding immigration and the U.S. -Mexico border have been controversial ever since he announced his presidential campaign in June 2015. "We're trying to work with him". He also called for an immigration system " based on MERIT! ", adding that immigrants wanted by the U.S. needed to be " great people ". (more...)
Taliban member says group spoke for first time with a U.S Taliban member says group spoke for first time with a U.S
- July 29, 2018

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a United States official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan , a senior member of the insurgent group claimed on Saturday. "[Trump's surrender strategy] will effectively ensure that the Taliban and other insurgent groups will hold on to territory that they have already seized, leaving the government in Kabul to safeguard the capital and cities such as Kandahar, Kunduz, Mazar-i-Sharif and Jalalabad". (more...)
Rights Groups Call Out Cambodia’s ‘Sham’ Election Rights Groups Call Out Cambodia’s ‘Sham’ Election
- July 29, 2018

With control of the legislature and the bureaucracy, as well as influence over the judiciary, there are no checks and balances on Hun Sen's administration. As part of a large United Nations peacekeeping mission, Cambodia held its first multi-party elections in decades in 1993 after years of bloodshed and war. (more...)
Georgia police officers fired for coin-flip arrest Georgia police officers fired for coin-flip arrest
- July 29, 2018

Officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson were terminated Thursday morning following an internal investigation , Roswell Community Relations Manager Julie Brechbill confirmed to Fox News . Webb later said in July that she was driving fast because she was late for her job at a hair salon. Grant's letter also noted that the officers had violated two of the department's human resources policies by failing to perform at an "acceptable level". (more...)
EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel glider trucks EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel glider trucks
- July 29, 2018

Glider trucks are trucks built with a new body, or chassis, but outfitted with highly polluting, refurbished engines that skirt modern emissions standards. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a statement: "With Mr. Pruitt out, I'm glad to see EPA will reverse one of the most egregious-and likely illegal-environmental proposals of his tenure". (more...)
A day before Laos dam failed, builders saw trouble A day before Laos dam failed, builders saw trouble
- July 29, 2018

The Lao army has set up checkpoints to filter the deluge of well-wishing volunteers who have driven overland from other parts of Laos and from neighboring Thailand into the secretive communist country. SK Engineering & Construction (E&C) has pledged to do everything in its power to carry out rescue, relief and recovery activities in relation to the recent dam accident in Laos. (more...)
Michigan motel fire that killed 6 was an accident Michigan motel fire that killed 6 was an accident
- July 29, 2018

Kiarre Curtis, 26, and five children ranging in age from 2 to 10 years old likely succumbed to smoke inhalation, Chief Deputy Robert Boyce said. The Michigan State Police Fire Marshall Division is assisting the Berrien County Sheriff's Office in determining the cause and origin of the fire. (more...)
Trump open to Moscow visit - if Putin invites him Trump open to Moscow visit - if Putin invites him
- July 29, 2018

White House staffers, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders , have sought to calm Trump in his most heated moments after interactions with the news media. president to show whether he is bold and disruptive enough to buck intense criticism at home. CNN said in a statement that Collins was told by Sanders and Shine that her questions were "inappropriate". (more...)
New Orleans shooting leaves at least 3 dead and 7 injured New Orleans shooting leaves at least 3 dead and 7 injured
- July 29, 2018

Two men and one woman were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Harrison urges those involved to contact the NOPD and not take matters into their own hands. Seven other people are said to have been wounded, three of whom were taken to hospital in ambulances. Near the scene of the shooting, beyond the police tape, people could be seen crying and hugging one another in comfort. (more...)
Trump denies knowing about Russian Federation meeting in Trump Tower Trump denies knowing about Russian Federation meeting in Trump Tower
- July 29, 2018

If Mr. Cohen, who specialised in making deals and making Mr. Trump's problems go away, were to cut a deal, he would do so with an eye toward eliminating or cutting his potential punishment. Trump Jr. initially claimed that the meeting was brief and had to do with adoption, but emails later revealed that he was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Indonesia Earthquake: 10 dead, 40 injured Indonesia Earthquake: 10 dead, 40 injured
- July 29, 2018

One Malaysian was killed and six injured, the Malaysian foreign ministry said. People were sent running from homes and hotels in the early morning as the natural disaster hit. The disaster has left at least three dead and inflicted damage to houses on the island. Hours earlier, a deep 6.0 magnitude quake struck off eastern Indonesia on Saturday, the USGS also reported. (more...)
3 killed, 7 injured in New Orleans shooting
- July 29, 2018

The New Orleans Police Department has tweeted "initial reports show two victims have died and multiple victims have suffered gunshot wounds". The wounded were taken to a hospital, though their conditions weren't immediately known. "There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence", New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on her official Twitter page. "I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough. (more...)
Fake news on sites like Facebook causing crisis in democracy, say MPs Fake news on sites like Facebook causing crisis in democracy, say MPs
- July 29, 2018

The UK's political system can not cope with the threats from fake news , according to a panel of British lawmakers investigating the impact of social media on recent elections. Although the committee lacks legal power, it has contributed to the many voices calling for social media companies to do more to change their platforms. (more...)

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