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Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown
- August 01, 2018

Witness Commander Jonathan D. White, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., July 31, 2018 . (more...)
Deadly 6.4-magnitude natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali Deadly 6.4-magnitude natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali
- August 01, 2018

However, he ruled out the possibility of a tsunami. "Luckily there was no damage to our building, our neighbourhood was relatively untouched, but I know there have been casualties and a lot of damage in the north of the island", Volchaert said. (more...)
Orca carries dead calf for week during 'deep grieving' Orca carries dead calf for week during 'deep grieving'
- August 01, 2018

Jenny Atkinson, the museum's executive director, says the orca was still carrying her dead calf Monday afternoon. After the newborn's death, a marine biologist with Center for Whale Research observed what appeared to be a ceremony. Noise pollution significantly hampers whale communication, making them less effective during hunting, according to a recent study . When whales do find salmon to eat, they often ingest toxins due to environmental pollution, which are passed onto their fragile ... (more...)
Norcal Fire Crews Battling New ‘Eel Fire’ in Mendocino County
- August 01, 2018

About 60 homes in an old ranching and farming area near Covelo, which is about 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of San Francisco, were ordered evacuated as the blaze erupted late in the afternoon. "This fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity, uprooting trees, moving vehicles, moving parts of roadways", he said. More than 27,000 people remained evacuated from their homes, although another 10,000 were allowed to return Monday as fire crews reinforced lines on the fire's western edge. (more...)
Cambodia's election a sure thing for long-serving leader Cambodia's election a sure thing for long-serving leader
- August 01, 2018

The leaders of the now defunct opposition party, most of whom have fled into exile to avoid arbitrary arrest, have called for a boycott of the polls. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shows off his inked finger after voting at a polling station in Takhmua, Kandal province, southeast of Phnom Penh , Cambodia , Sunday, July 29. (more...)
Swedish crown jewels stolen in brazen heist Swedish crown jewels stolen in brazen heist
- August 01, 2018

Mr Agnevik said that the crown jewels would have been kept in locked and alarmed glass displays that the thieves would have had to break into. Police are still looking for the suspects as of Wednesday morning, the AP reported. "'This is part of the national cultural heritage - this is a theft from Swedish society'". The Gothic-style cathedral , built between 1291 and 1340, is in the heart of the town. (more...)
Trump again threatens to shut down USA government over immigration policy Trump again threatens to shut down USA government over immigration policy
- August 01, 2018

Weeks after President Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki, he announced Monday in a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that Russian sanctions will remain in place. It has closed Italy's ports to migrants and turned back several ships carrying refugees rescued at sea, threatening the future of those operations. (more...)
Zim's opposition questions poll as Zanu-PF wins parly majority Zim's opposition questions poll as Zanu-PF wins parly majority
- August 01, 2018

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba speaks to global observers in Epworth, Harare . This morning, worldwide election observers such as the SADC and the African Union are expected to give their own analysis of events leading up to and on election day. (more...)
Islamic State fighters surrender to Afghan forces after Taliban assault Islamic State fighters surrender to Afghan forces after Taliban assault
- August 01, 2018

He said the talks had been held without the presence of Afghan government officials at the insistence of the Taliban. "We have held three meetings with the USA and we reached a conclusion to continue talks for meaningful negotiations". Local officials said the move happened after heavy clashes broke out between Taliban and Daesh in Darzab two days ago. But as the relentless war continues, causing record civilian casualties and leaving large areas under Taliban control or influence, USA ... (more...)
Ford government announces social assistance overhaul Ford government announces social assistance overhaul
- August 01, 2018

The pilot was introduced to test whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario's economic growth. "And cancelling the unfinished and promising basic income pilot project is a waste and a shame". "We have chose to wind it down but we want to ensure Ontarians now on the project that we will do it ethically", MacLeod added. (more...)
Far-right activists celebrate after Tommy Robinson contempt conviction is quashed
- August 01, 2018

In recent weeks it was reported that Donald Trump's ambassador for global religious freedom Sam Brownback even made a complaint to the British ambassador over Robinson's imprisonment. This morning, the Lord Chief Justice's ruling in Robinson's appeal underlined that the rule of law - the rules that apply to us all - must be applied fairly in all circumstances. (more...)
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson freed after judges quash contempt ruling
- August 01, 2018

A fresh hearing in relation to the allegation of contempt against Robinson is now due to be held in the near future. Robinson's lawyer, Jeremy Dein, argued in July that procedural "deficiencies" had prejudiced the case. In May a year ago he narrowly avoided jail over footage he filmed during the trial of four men who were later convicted of gang-raping a teenage girl. (more...)
Judge Halts Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Designs Judge Halts Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Designs
- August 01, 2018

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by nine state attorneys general seeks an injunction that would prevent the federal government from changing the rules to allow the designs to be posted online. Wilson said in an online video that the blueprints were downloaded more than 400,000 times before they were taken down in 2013. The plans were cleared for publishing beginning August 1. (more...)
CNN’s Jim Acosta Faces Taunts from Trump Supporters at Tampa Rally
- August 01, 2018

And you know better". "I'm very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt", Acosta wrote on Twitter. Acosta also told Blitzer that Trump's decision to keep the sanctions on Russia in place will give some "comfort" to the foreign policy establishment in Washington who, according to Acosta, think Trump "gave away the store" to Russian President Vladmir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. (more...)
North Korea developing new missiles North Korea developing new missiles
- August 01, 2018

Trump's remark at a political rally Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, was the latest sign of friction between the USA and North Korea , as they attempt to implement on Kim's June 12 agreement to "work toward complete denuclearisation". In the second such talks since the April summit, the generals will likely discuss dropping the number of military guards at Panmunjom, withdrawing heavy weapons from the area and pulling some army guard posts away from the Demilitarised Zone, a buffer zone that ... (more...)
Those excluded in NRC won’t be taken back by Bangladesh Those excluded in NRC won’t be taken back by Bangladesh
- August 01, 2018

Will they put me in a detention camp? There are cases of names of members within the same family missing from the list. He said that the issue is not a bilateral one between Bangladesh and India and hence the question of taking those people whose names have been excluded from the list does not arise. (more...)
Local van driver fired for splashing pedestrians Local van driver fired for splashing pedestrians
- August 01, 2018

Black & McDonald, the firm he was working for and whose van he was driving, didn't waste any time in firing him, as they say in a statement to the official Facebook page . Mark Gatien said. A 45-second dash cam clip emerged on YouTube Friday with a July 27 timestamp. The company's quick response has been praised on social media, with one unemployed construction worker fuming over the lack of respect shown by the driver. (more...)
China refuses to back down after Trump's tariff 'blackmail'
- August 01, 2018

US threats have escalated since, with US President Donald Trump saying he is ready to slap tariffs on all $500bn of Chinese imports . The plan could be announced as early as Wednesday but a higher tariff was not finalised, sources told U.S. (more...)
Britons see Brexit turning sour, half want chance to vote again Britons see Brexit turning sour, half want chance to vote again
- August 01, 2018

The Sky Data survey revealed that just 10% of the public think prime minister Theresa May's government is doing a good job with Brexit negotiations with the EU . 'My experience in the European parliament tells me you either impose yourself or they swindle you, ' Salvini said. This is an increase of 23% when they were asked the same question in March. (more...)
Dareen Tatour sentenced to five months in prison over poem Dareen Tatour sentenced to five months in prison over poem
- August 01, 2018

She has already served almost three years in house arrest. An Israeli court has sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence and support for a terrorist organisation through her poems and other social media posts, the justice ministry said. (more...)
Paul Manafort’s first trial begins this week: Here’s what to expect Paul Manafort’s first trial begins this week: Here’s what to expect
- August 01, 2018

Devine testified that Manafort ran a tightly disciplined, professional campaign that contributed to his candidate's victory. At the same time, Mueller's team continues to press the president's legal team for an interview with the commander in chief. (more...)
Swedish royal jewels stolen as thieves get away on a motorboat Swedish royal jewels stolen as thieves get away on a motorboat
- August 01, 2018

In what looks more like a Hollywood movie plot than real-word crime news, crowns belonging to two 17th-century members of the Swedish royal family - King Karl (Charles) IX and Queen Kristina (Christina) - were stolen by two perpetrators as they raided a church in the country's southeast. (more...)
Greece fire death toll at 91, 25 remain missing Greece fire death toll at 91, 25 remain missing
- August 01, 2018

Hellenic Fire Service spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri provided a breakdown that illustrated why the death toll continued to expand and the list of people thought to be missing was hard to draw up with precision. "There's fewer of us now than usually", the bishop said. Her auto was gutted, and in minutes, her whole neighborhood was consumed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday took political responsibility for the tragedy as opposition leaders said the government had failed to adequately ... (more...)
Why India's Assam state leaves 4 million people off a citizens' list Why India's Assam state leaves 4 million people off a citizens' list
- August 01, 2018

Meanwhile, the security forces across the state were kept on high alert. When their jobs and opportunities are stolen by illegal immigrants don't they have human rights. The first version of the list, which is being prepared under the supervision of the country's Supreme Court, came out in December. "The Election Commission will publish a voter list in January and will not wait for the final NRC", Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat told NDTV . (more...)
World's largest king penguin colony has shrunk by 90 percent World's largest king penguin colony has shrunk by 90 percent
- August 01, 2018

The paper says that only 60,000 penguin pairs remain in photos taken in 2015 and 2017, down from half a million pairs recorded on a previous conducted in the 1980s. King penguins stand at about one metre tall. However, none of the current options explored have yielded a substantial enough reason for such an extreme decline. (more...)

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