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Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect
- August 02, 2018

The new law sees Denmark join Austria, France , Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria which all have laws banning full-face Islamic veils. Politicians boast of freedoms and rights when they are making fun of Muslims and when they are drawing caricatures of the prophet. German lawmakers approved a partial ban on "covering the face" past year. (more...)
Tornado warning issued for Ottawa
- August 02, 2018

Chatham-Kent residents were told to take cover Tuesday night as the threat of a tornado swept through the area. Clouds in Nepean West end. Young said that they predict that the storm will gradually move north into Quebec over the course of the evening. (more...)
Trump tells attorney general to end Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'
- August 02, 2018

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe previous year, so Trump seems to want him to un-recuse himself and fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller . She noted that Trump wants the probe to "come to an end". As well, Manafort faces a second trial later this year in D.C., in which the charges he faces include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to register as a foreign agent and obstruction of justice. (more...)
Kaos helped rescue quake survivors. His poisoning has unsettled Italy
- August 02, 2018

Kaos with his owner Fabiano Ettore. The animal trainer said he had "no words" to describe his grief and that he could not understand why someone would carry out "such a frightful act". Fabiano said that the death of Kaos has left an "unbridgeable void". "They killed the hero in those anxious hours together with rescuers dismantled four paws debris and looking for survivors - said the representative of the organization Animalisti Italiani Rinaldo Sdol". (more...)
Tommy Robinson freed on bail after winning contempt challenge Tommy Robinson freed on bail after winning contempt challenge
- August 02, 2018

The self-styled commentator who has issued a steady stream of anti-Muslim statements online was jailed outside Leeds Crown Court in May after using social media to broadcast details of a trial that was subject to blanket reporting restrictions. (more...)
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on western cyclists in Tajikistan Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on western cyclists in Tajikistan
- August 02, 2018

The Islamic State group said in a statement late Monday that several of its soldiers attacked the "citizens of the Crusader coalition". The Islamic State group's statement did not say how many militants took part in the attack . "He described the vehicle crash as 'an attack, ' and said investigators were examining all possibilities, including a road accident, murder and terrorism". (more...)
Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries
- August 02, 2018

Based on a recent radio interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Americans will be seeing a lot of Trump on the campaign stump over the coming months. China has moved to impose tariffs on USA soybeans. "No good. Not nice", he said. The president is set to trumpet his endorsement of Republican candidate for governor, Rep. (more...)
France passes new law banning phones in schools
- August 02, 2018

It includes tablets and any other internet-connected devices as well as smartphones . Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has previously said the ban is a matter of public health because children are not playing during breaks anymore. (more...)
Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says
- August 02, 2018

The electoral commission said it may take until Saturday-the maximum allowed under the constitution-to declare the presidential victor in Monday's vote , which pitted Mr. "We won the popular vote [and] will defend it", Chamisa said on Twitter. HARARE, Zimbabwe-The party of former President Robert Mugabe took the majority of seats in Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections, officials said, but European and US observers expressed reservations about the vote and tensions on the streets of the ... (more...)
Alex Jones Wants Sandy Hook Parents to Pay His Legal Fees Alex Jones Wants Sandy Hook Parents to Pay His Legal Fees
- August 02, 2018

Alex Jones from Infowars.com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. Infowars founder Alex Jones is suing the parents of a boy who died at Sandy Hook for $100,000 after his false claims about them forced them into hiding. (more...)
'A Special Bond.' Identical Twin Brothers to Marry Identical Twin Sisters 'A Special Bond.' Identical Twin Brothers to Marry Identical Twin Sisters
- August 02, 2018

Krissie Bevier will marry Zack Lewan on Friday, with her sister Kassie walking up the aisle to Wednesday Zack's brother Nick Saturday. They credit an icebreaker question to finding one another. 'We work differently and we have different interests, and just respect each other for those differences, ' Zack said. The four say that despite how insane it may seem to some people , they wouldn't have it any other way. (more...)
Trump following Manafort updates as trial kicks off Trump following Manafort updates as trial kicks off
- August 01, 2018

Manafort, 69, is the first American charged in the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert Mueller , to maintain his innocence, and to force the prosecutors to prove their case at trial. Prosecutor Greg Andres argued that Manafort's spending was important to the case. Why didn't government tell me that he was under investigation. Mr Trump has expressed sympathy for Mr Manafort since the charges were laid, calling him a "nice guy". (more...)
Thousands Evacuate As Fires Burn In Lake, Mendocino Counties Thousands Evacuate As Fires Burn In Lake, Mendocino Counties
- August 01, 2018

About 4,500 structures are now being threatened by the fire, which has already destroyed four homes, according to Cal Fire Mendocino. "Firefighters continue to battle the River and Ranch fires ", Calfire reports. Calm winds were expected on Wednesday in the Carr Fire area, about 150 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, the National Weather Service said. Mendocino County Sheriff's Office issued immediate evacuation orders for Mendocino Pass Road Covelo from the Eel River Guard Station, ... (more...)
Zimbabwe election: Both sides certain of winning Zimbabwe election: Both sides certain of winning
- August 01, 2018

At least one person was killed. Observers say it could be a tight race, but the opposition has said it will protest if their candidate is defeated. Official results show the ruling Zanu-PF party won the most seats in the parliamentary ballot, but the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rejected the outcome and claimed there had been fraud. (more...)
Prime minister of New Zealand returning to office after maternity leave Prime minister of New Zealand returning to office after maternity leave
- August 01, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will likely be back on deck in the top job this Thursday, after almost six weeks of maternity leave following the birth of baby Neve. "I can hear now a chorus of parents laughing at the suggestion that you would ever have a routine with a five-week old baby but we're doing really well nonetheless". (more...)
'The Time Has Come for Voter ID': Trump Rips 'Crazy' Voting Rules
- August 01, 2018

The president blasted Mr. Nelson as someone who voted against tax cuts and "puts criminal aliens before American citizens". Trump claimed that Americans must present voter ID for "everything" other than voting, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
Trump says Attorney-General should stop Mueller probe 'right now'
- August 01, 2018

In a tweet, Mr. Trump portrayed his former campaign chief as a respected adviser to prominent US political leaders like Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole. Trump has been lashing out more frequently at Mueller, as he has characterized the special counsel's work as biased against him. (more...)
Three killed in plane crash in rural Maine, US Three killed in plane crash in rural Maine, US
- August 01, 2018

This photo provided by WVII-TV/ABC7 shows the tail of a small plane that crashed near Greenville Municipal Airport in Greenville, Maine, on Monday. The twin-engine plane was traveling Monday from Pembroke, Ontario, to Prince Edward Island in Canada. (more...)
Over 1,200 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in two days Over 1,200 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in two days
- August 01, 2018

Spain has received over 20,000 migrants by sea in 2018. In all, about 55,000 migrants have reached European shores so far this year, against more than double that number at this time last year, 111,753, it said. Video footage showed the migrants, mostly young men, throwing their life-jackets overboard as they approached the shore and jumping onto the beach as sunbathers looked on. (more...)
Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russian Federation probe
- August 01, 2018

But Democratic lawmakers have warned Trump and his allies about encroaching on the Mueller probe's independence. He followed up with broadsides against Robert Mueller , the special counsel leading the inquiry. Trump also tweeted Wednesday that Sessions needs to stop the "Rigged Witch Hunt" against him. "Those are illegal, improper goals, trying to influence the Election", Trump tweeted, quoting Dershowitz . (more...)
Tourists injured after two trains collide near Machu Picchu
- August 01, 2018

At least 13 people were injured, a lot of them foreign tourists, said Farfan. A Peru Rail train bumped into the rear of an Inca Rail train several dozen kilometers from the world-famous tourist attraction near the town of Ollantaytambo on Tuesday morning at around 9 a.m. (more...)
Three Russian Journalists Killed in Ambush in Central African Republic Three Russian Journalists Killed in Ambush in Central African Republic
- August 01, 2018

Henri Depele, the mayor of the town of Sibut, around 200km northeast of the Bangui, said the journalists were killed at around 10pm (21:00 GMT) on Monday. He also said the reporters were about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from their planned route when they were killed. Vladimir Monteiro, a spokesman for the United Nations mission in Central African Republic, said the victims' bodies were recovered and taken to a mission hospital in Sibut. (more...)
Trump praises Italy’s Conte on immigration Trump praises Italy’s Conte on immigration
- August 01, 2018

It added that Trump's support may help Italy to successfully hold a conference on Libya in the next months, and lay down a "safer path towards elections involving all of the Libyan parties and factions from Tripoli to the Cyrenaica". Conte has said his government would end "the immigration business". Trump is issuing another shutdown threat during a joint news conference with Italy's leader on Monday. (more...)
U.K. committee says aid groups almost 'complicit' in sex abuse U.K. committee says aid groups almost 'complicit' in sex abuse
- August 01, 2018

Tuesday's report found sexual abuse and exploitation to be "endemic across the worldwide aid sector" and targeted at both locals and staff members. The report follows revelations earlier this year that seven Oxfam workers were fired or resigned after a whistleblower accused staff members of misconduct while working in Haiti after the 2010 quake. (more...)
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...)

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