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Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hits out at Corbyn’s anti-semitism stance Labour deputy leader Tom Watson hits out at Corbyn’s anti-semitism stance
- August 08, 2018

He said that people who "hold anti-Semitic views have no place in the Labour Party". The party was reported to be ready to adopt three of the internationally accepted definitions of anti-Semitism which it had previously refused to accept. (more...)
Hope fades for survivors in Indonesia quake with 131 killed Hope fades for survivors in Indonesia quake with 131 killed
- August 08, 2018

Indonesian search and rescue personnel work on a collapsed mosque in Pemenang, North Lombok on August 6, 2018, the day after a magnitude 6.9 quake struck the area. It's hard for help to reach them. No boats for everyone, just selected people. Through what she says was "sheer luck", the family heard that two boats would be taking people off the island Monday morning, and made a decision to take a chance. (more...)
Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech
- August 08, 2018

Apple was the first major tech company to make a move against Alex Jones of InfoWars Sunday night by removing his podcast from iTunes. "If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that's constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction". (more...)
Hail injures 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo
- August 08, 2018

A duck and a vulture were killed at the zoo by the hail storm. A duck and a vulture were killed by the hail, according to the zoo's Facebook page. "We're still trying to figure out the extent of the damage and what needs to be done to reopen", she said. The storm knocked out power to almost 2000 customers. (more...)
Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with more corruption counts
- August 08, 2018

Local newspapers said the charges carry a punishment of up to 15 years' prison and a fine of up to five times the monetary amount involved. The charges under Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money-Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2002 (AMLATFPUAA) were initially read out to Najib at the Sessions Court before judge Azura Alwi earlier this morning. (more...)
China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft
- August 08, 2018

The Xingkong-2, or Starry Sky-2, can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and can move at such high speeds its trajectory is hard to predict, the academy's experts said Sunday on social media platform WeChat, according to state tabloid Global Times . (more...)
Estonia's military searching for Spanish missile accidentally fired during exercises Estonia's military searching for Spanish missile accidentally fired during exercises
- August 08, 2018

The Estonian Defence Forces have reported that a Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 multirole fighter accidentally launched an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space on 7 August. The AMRAAM air-to-air missile is the world's most sophisticated air dominance weapon. The Spanish jets are based in Lithuania as part of the Baltic Air Policing mission that was established in 2004 to assist Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who have no airborne air defence capability of their own. (more...)
‘Technological breakthrough’: China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft ‘Technological breakthrough’: China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft
- August 08, 2018

Numerous reports in the Chinese media have said that Beijing desires to be at par with the United States and Russian Federation when it comes to military might and prowess. The academy also tested a host of cutting-edge technologies, such as a domestically developed heat-balance thermal protection system, various parameters were met and the wave-rider prototype was fully recovered, it added. (more...)
Manafort's Former Tax Accountant Fired by Firm After Testimony
- August 08, 2018

Gates admitted to having an apartment in London to facilitate an extramarital affair, but denied that he used funds embezzled from Manafort for the tryst. Paul Manafort (L), former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump , in Washington, DC, U.S., December 11, 2017, and Rick Gates , former campaign aide to Trump, in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2017 are pictured in this combination photograph. (more...)
Pro-Assad media blames Israel's Mossad for assassination of chemical weapons chief Pro-Assad media blames Israel's Mossad for assassination of chemical weapons chief
- August 08, 2018

Asbar led the secret unit known as Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center". Esber was killed by a auto bomb planted by a Mossad agent, according to "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency quoted by the New York Times' David Halbfinger and Ronen Bergman". (more...)
Bin Laden's son apparently married 9/11 hijacker's daughter Bin Laden's son apparently married 9/11 hijacker's daughter
- August 08, 2018

The move was seen as "allowing the Bin Laden family to tell their story" and also to help "demonstrate that an outcast - not an agent - was responsible for the terrorist act of 9/11". He was showing us around every day we were there. Hamza is the son of one of Osama bin Laden's three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in a compound in Abbottabad, near a large Pakistani military base, when he was killed. (more...)
Polls close in OH as elections in 5 states wrap up Polls close in OH as elections in 5 states wrap up
- August 08, 2018

Maloney said that type of endorsement and Trump's brand of politics is damaging the Republican party. A Monmouth poll last week showed the race was essentially a dead heat, down from a double-digit advantage for Balderson a month ago. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who won Kansas by nearly 50 percent of the vote. Other key contests include a Democratic battle for governor in MI between a progressive and a mainstream candidate and a high-profile conservative challenge to the incumbent Republican governor ... (more...)
Metro Chairman Evans says no plans for separate cars for hate group Metro Chairman Evans says no plans for separate cars for hate group
- August 08, 2018

The " Unite the Right " rally is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 12 and Metro is making preparations to ensure safe travels for riders and employees. The violent Charlottesville protest became fatal when a protester drove a vehicle into a group of counterprotesters, killing local resident Heather Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others. (more...)
US finalizes next China tariff list targeting $16 billion in imports
- August 08, 2018

In May, Chinese importers trying to beat Beijing's looming counter-tariffs led to a surge in United States exports of crude oil and soybeans, temporarily driving down the trade deficit and helping boost GDP growth in the April-June period to 4.1 per cent. (more...)
Reward for missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts at $260000, breaking record Reward for missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts at $260000, breaking record
- August 08, 2018

Investigators ruled out on Sunday night that the body could belong to Mollie and refocused their search on the vehicle that was seen driving slowly around the block where the girl's boyfriend lives for around 90 minutes on the night she went missing. (more...)
UK PM says Boris Johnson should apologise over burqa comments UK PM says Boris Johnson should apologise over burqa comments
- August 08, 2018

The former foreign secretary used his column to comment on Denmark's introduction of a burka ban. "What he was trying to make a serious point about is that the United Kingdom government will not enforce any kind of clothing restriction on anyone". (more...)
Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours Tourist driving Lamborghini in Dubai racks ups Dhs170,000 fine in three hours
- August 07, 2018

The dealership still the passport of the offending tourist, who handed it in by way of guarantee when he initially rented the coveted supercar. While driving the vehicle in the early hours of Tuesday July 31, the tourist was caught speeding in the auto a total of 33 times on Sheikh Zayed Road between 2.30am and 6am. (more...)
Environment Canada issues severe thunderstrom warning for York Region Environment Canada issues severe thunderstrom warning for York Region
- August 07, 2018

The best chance for severe weather today will be north of I-70 in IL and Missouri where a marginal threat is in place by the Storm Prediction Center. Burn scars are in the most likely location for flooding, the National Weather Service says. (more...)
Hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado kills 2 animals
- August 07, 2018

Two animals were killed and 14 people were hurt after being hit by large hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Monday afternoon, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said . Tennis ball-sized hail killed two animals at a Colorado zoo on Monday, as well as damaged cars and injured a number of people. The storm knocked out power to almost 2,000 customers in the area, and heavy rain and debris forced the closure of U.S. (more...)
Mendocino Complex Fire now largest in California history Mendocino Complex Fire now largest in California history
- August 07, 2018

More than 15 major blazes are now burning , according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire. "I expect to see it to be number one, unfortunately, this evening", CalFire spokesman Scott McLean said on Facebook . About 200 active-duty troops from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord , Washington, will get a quick course in becoming "wildland firefighters " to battle the deadly wildfires devastating wide swaths of California, the Pentagon said ... (more...)
Here’s why the DSS DG, Daura was sacked Here’s why the DSS DG, Daura was sacked
- August 07, 2018

Osinbajo had, on Tuesday, sacked the Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura , following an "unauthorised" blockage of the National Assembly premises. - Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) August 7, 2018Mr. Some DSS operatives had blocked the National Assembly gate Tuesday morning. The operatives, who began departing at 2.47pm, started leaving after the news of the sacking of their director-general got to them. (more...)
Britain to swelter for two more days before heatwave eases Britain to swelter for two more days before heatwave eases
- August 07, 2018

Warmer than average temperatures - 19C, 16C and 13C for August, September and October respectively - and below-average rainfall is therefore more likely. The outlook - used by planners, businesses and government to start plotting weather-related decisions - shows an increased chance of high-pressure systems close to the United Kingdom, meaning settled conditions are more likely than unsettled weather from our typical Atlantic weather systems. (more...)
Aging Headbangers Escape Nursing Home To Hit Heavy Metal Festival Aging Headbangers Escape Nursing Home To Hit Heavy Metal Festival
- August 07, 2018

The facility contacted police shortly after the men's disappearance and they were located safe and sound at the festival, though they were a little "disorientated". And they were none too pleased to be heading home early. The Washington Post reported that authorities said the pair were found to have traveled about 25 miles (40km) to attend the days-long festival not far from Hamburg. (more...)
Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort
- August 07, 2018

Gates, considered a star witness against Manafort, struck a plea deal with prosecutors to cooperate in the case against his former business partner. Rick Gates left federal court, February 23, in Washington. He added he didn't receive any personal benefit for falsifying Manafort's loan applications. But while Laporta acknowledged that she regularly communicated with Gates, she said she believed Manafort was in the know. (more...)
DMK President M Karunanidhi passes away at 94 DMK President M Karunanidhi passes away at 94
- August 07, 2018

Since then, the medical status of the 94-year-old has gone through ups and downs. Karunanidhi had been suffering from various ailments since October 2016. He is considered a man who has the knowledge of the pulse of the lasses and is considered as one of the greatest intellectuals of his time. At the age of 33, M Karunanidhi entered the Tamil Nadu assembly by winning the Kulithalai seat in the 1957 election. (more...)

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