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Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue
- August 04, 2018

Saleh al Arouri, deputy leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, returned to Gaza on Thursday after eight years of exile. Aruri, who lives in Lebanon and has never before visited Gaza as he is wanted by Israel, was given Egyptian and United Nations assurances over his safety, the Hamas source said. (more...)
Florida Mom Says She Heard From Daughter Who Vanished In 2013 Florida Mom Says She Heard From Daughter Who Vanished In 2013
- August 04, 2018

Police said Emily had searched and followed tips about how to be a successful runaway before her disappearance, the News Herald reported. Paul was 14 when she reportedly packed a suitcase and fled her Southport home-only leaving behind a note detailing her intentions to leave to a "safe space". (more...)
California’s Death Valley sets world record for hottest ever July California’s Death Valley sets world record for hottest ever July
- August 04, 2018

The region averaged 108.1 degrees in July, a half-degree increase from its record average in July of previous year, according to The Washington Post . "During the past two weeks we have found about a dozen dead animals that have no obvious signs of trauma", said Josh Hoines, Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources Management in Death Valley National Park. (more...)
NY dad in worldwide custody dispute shoots son, wife, ex NY dad in worldwide custody dispute shoots son, wife, ex
- August 04, 2018

A GoFundMe page created in April by Shields, titled " Child Kidnapping " detailed how the custody battle over his young son was 'destroying my current marriage and life '. "That's an interesting wrinkle in this case", NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said, referring to the ammunition found. Shea said Shields' neighbours appeared to know little about him. (more...)
Down syndrome man with toy gun shot dead by police in Sweden Down syndrome man with toy gun shot dead by police in Sweden
- August 04, 2018

After arriving on the scene, they shouted at Torell to "lay down his weapon and lie on the ground", an eyewitness told Expressen . He was shot by three officers and declared dead almost two hours later at 5.45am. "A threatening man"? He's like a three-year-old", she said. "He wouldn't hurt a fly", she said. His father, Rickard Torell, told Expressen he searched for his son - whom he described as the "friendliest and most loving person in the world" - when he realized he was missing. (more...)
Fire Whirl in Carr Fire Reached 143 miles per hour Fire Whirl in Carr Fire Reached 143 miles per hour
- August 04, 2018

Cal Fire announced at 11:49 a.m. that the evacuation order was for the Lucerne, Pepperwood Grove, Paradise Valley, Glenhaven and Clearlake Oaks areas of Lake County. Damage from the fire includes 41 residences destroyed, and 9,200 structures remain threatened, according to an update from Cal Fire . Two firefighters have been killed there since a fire erupted just west of Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest. (more...)
Trump blasts conservative megadonors Koch network as 'overrated' Trump blasts conservative megadonors Koch network as 'overrated'
- August 04, 2018

A spokesman for Koch released a statement that didn't address the RNC's memo . And Charles Koch said that his network would "hold people responsible" for not defending his network's libertarian principles and policy priorities, raising speculation that the Kochs are reconsidering their typically full-throated support for Republican candidates in the midterm elections. (more...)
US, Mexico working to bring NAFTA auto proposals together US, Mexico working to bring NAFTA auto proposals together
- August 04, 2018

Davis said Lighthizer "has great respect for Minister Freeland and considers her a good friend", pointing out that the NAFTA negotiations have had both bilateral and trilateral meetings over the past year. Two senior Canadian government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter in public, insist they're encouraged the US and Mexico have returned to the table to negotiate hard bilateral issues such as labour changes in the auto sector - ... (more...)
USA considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent USA considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent
- August 04, 2018

Or as Quartz puts it, " Donald Trump's China tariffs are failing, so the White House is proposing even more tariffs ". Washington is preparing to also impose tariffs on an extra $16 billion of goods in coming weeks, and Trump has warned he may ultimately put them on over half a trillion dollars of goods - roughly the total amount of USA imports from China past year. (more...)
Panic as shark forces Majorca tourist beach evacuation Panic as shark forces Majorca tourist beach evacuation
- August 04, 2018

Although the shark was later found and retrieved by Equinac animal rescue charity and taken to the Aquarium of Almeria, it has since died. The same type of blue shark was also responsible for a similar panic on the other side of the island past year, The Telepgraph reported. (more...)
No Motive Determined For Vegas Shooting No Motive Determined For Vegas Shooting
- August 04, 2018

Lombardo said the department is still conducting internal reviews into individual officers' actions on October 1, including one veteran officer who froze in a hallway of the Mandalay Bay a floor below where Paddock was firing on the crowd, according to a police report and body camera footage. (more...)
Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave
- August 04, 2018

Scandinavia, an area known for its frigid temperatures, is reporting record highs , Greece is ravaged by wildfires , and most parts of France and Germany have been scorching for months. Meteogroup also says there is a 40% chance the overall European temperature record of 118.4 (set in Athens in 1977) will be broken. While back in the United Kingdom another blast of hot weather is set to hit Portsmouth and the South East. (more...)
Reunifying children, deported parents left to activists, Feds says Reunifying children, deported parents left to activists, Feds says
- August 04, 2018

The ACLU, which sued the government over these family separations, "should use their considerable resources and their network of law firms, NGOs, volunteers, and others, together with the information that Defendants have provided (or will soon provide), to establish contact with possible class members in foreign countries", government lawyers wrote in Thursday's filing, employing a common acronym for non-governmental organizations. (more...)
Suspect in murder of Houston cardiologist kills himself as police close in Suspect in murder of Houston cardiologist kills himself as police close in
- August 04, 2018

Pappas shot and killed Dr. Mark Hausknecht while he was on his bicycle in Houston on July 20. Pappas was wearing a bulletproof vest during the confrontation and shot himself after a second police unit arrived, Acevedo said. Acevedo also said that Pappas had sent a suicidal text to an associate Tuesday night, which prompted police officers to search his home. Did the suspect have a hit list? A tip from a Houston Parks Board employee Friday morning eventually led law enforcement to ... (more...)
U.S. Sanctions Russian Bank Over North Korea
- August 04, 2018

The U.S. Treasury's enforcement arm issued new sanctions Friday against Russia's Agrosoyuz bank for facilitating unlawful transactions with North Korea . The signage reads, "Russia" and "KNDR (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)". Questions have arisen over Pyongyang's commitment to give up its nuclear program after US spy satellite material detected renewed activity at the factory that produced North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. (more...)
Youngest woman to plot terror attack on British soil jailed for life Youngest woman to plot terror attack on British soil jailed for life
- August 03, 2018

Boular turned to plotting a suicide bomb and gun attack on the British Museum with her older sister and mother instead of going through with a terror attack in Syria. Following the trial police said they feared this might not be the last terror plot to be masterminded by women in this country. She began to discuss her plans online with who she thought were Islamist sympathisers but who were, in fact, undercover intelligence agents who gather information on her plans. (more...)
China unveils additional retaliatory tariffs on $60bn of USA goods
- August 03, 2018

The measure was presented as a response to the United States on July 11 imposing a 10 percent tariff on imports of approximately $200 billion from China. The commerce ministry threat came after Wang met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on Friday. (more...)
China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. 'on equal footing' China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. 'on equal footing'
- August 03, 2018

Chinese counterpart Wang Yi said approval of the draft was "good news" and a "breakthrough". At the opening of the ministers' meeting on Wednesday, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Asean was "acutely aware of the storm clouds of the trade war" and given the changes in the security and economic landscape was facing an "inflection point". (more...)
Afghanistan: Dozens killed in bomb and gun attack on Shia mosque Afghanistan: Dozens killed in bomb and gun attack on Shia mosque
- August 03, 2018

Officials said they feared the death toll could rise after the assault, the latest targeting civilians who have borne the brunt of the violence in Afghanistan´s long conflict. Afghanistan has mostly avoided the sectarian violence that has devastated countries such as Iraq, but there have been increasing numbers of attacks on Shi'ite targets in recent years. (more...)
Eiffel Tower shuts down as workers strike over ticket plan Eiffel Tower shuts down as workers strike over ticket plan
- August 03, 2018

The site's management said staff had taken action after talks with unions broke down earlier on Wednesday afternoon. While visitors who were already inside the 1,063-foot tall tower were not forced to leave, nobody else was allowed to go up, and the closure will last until an agreement is somehow reached. (more...)
Seething Trump calls on Sessions to immediately end Mueller probe Seething Trump calls on Sessions to immediately end Mueller probe
- August 03, 2018

News reports that Mueller's office has requested an interview with Agalarov, who a year ago emerged as a key figure in possible efforts by the Russian government to coordinate with Trump's campaign. "He's instructing his attorney general, via Twitter perhaps, to stop the Russian Federation investigation", said Painter, a Democratic candidate for Senate in Minnesota. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn no longer scheduled to address Jewish audience Jeremy Corbyn no longer scheduled to address Jewish audience
- August 03, 2018

The #WeAreCorbyn hashtag reached No.3 worldwide and No.1 in UK Twitter trends on Thursday, as supporters fought back against what they see as anti-Semitic "smears" against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. "We would want to be part of a healing process - not something that will make things worse ". Labour announced plans for the speech and said officials from the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Community Security Trust and a number of prominent rabbis would be present. (more...)
Fears of dam failure prompt evacuations in Virginia Fears of dam failure prompt evacuations in Virginia
- August 03, 2018

This area is right near the University of Lynchburg. Lynchburg has a population of about 80,000. Lynchburg is the closest city to the dam and lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friday. "At this time, the dam has not failed and is being closely monitored by emergency personnel". Water is now overflowing from the lake. It said up to 46 centimetres of lake water overflowed onto a road and into a nearby creek. (more...)
In New Book, Omarosa Says That Trump Showed Signs Of Mental Decline In New Book, Omarosa Says That Trump Showed Signs Of Mental Decline
- August 03, 2018

They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff. "I know I'm not under investigation", Trump said during the interview, noting how he "actually asked [Comey]". Trump also called Comey a "showboat" during the now infamous interview. She says, "I kept thinking, 'Oh no!" Oh no! This is bad!' Donald rambled. (more...)
Italian athlete Daisy Osakue suffers eye injury after 'racist' attack near Turin Italian athlete Daisy Osakue suffers eye injury after 'racist' attack near Turin
- August 03, 2018

Several women from African countries would usually attend that area of Moncalieri in the evening as sex workers, Osakue stressed. The French media also refers to the auto accident that took place on Saturday 28th of July, in the province of Latina (near Rome), which led to the death of a Moroccan man. (more...)

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