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Rain Starts To Slow After Flooding Displaces 800000 In Southern Indian State Rain Starts To Slow After Flooding Displaces 800000 In Southern Indian State
- August 20, 2018

According to the meteorological department, Kerala is not expected to receive heavy rainfall from Monday. The "red alert" has been withdrawn from all districts with weather improving overnight, but a "yellow alert" is valid for Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Alappuzha districts today. (more...)
Fort Lauderdale airport shooter given 5 life sentences Fort Lauderdale airport shooter given 5 life sentences
- August 20, 2018

Santiago confessed to opening fire in a baggage claim area at the airport on January 6, 2017, killing five people and wounding six others. Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty in May to launching the attack near a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe: Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe: "Truth isn’t truth"
- August 20, 2018

Rudy Giuliani , President Donald Trump's lead attorney in the ongoing Russian Federation probe, said that he will not allow special counsel Robert Mueller III to rush Trump into an interview because investigators could try to catch the president in a lie based on their version of the facts. (more...)
ICE Detains Man Driving His Wife To Hospital For Planned C-Section ICE Detains Man Driving His Wife To Hospital For Planned C-Section
- August 19, 2018

She then drove the rest of the way herself, giving birth to the couple's son by Caesarian section alone. Venegas showed her ID when asked, but the couple reportedly told the ICE agents that Arrona did not have his with him. In a second statement released later on Saturday, the agency said that he is wanted for murder in Mexico. "My husband needs to be here", Venegas told KCBS-TV . (more...)
NZ Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth NZ Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth
- August 19, 2018

She posted pictures on Instagram of her and her partner enjoying the "beautiful Sunday morning" ride. Genter, who is 42 weeks pregnant, previously said she was planning a natural birth at home using a rented pool. Genter pictured with her modified baby buggy in downtown Auckland. Greens MP Julie Anne Genter posted the image of her posing a with her e-bike at the Auckland City Hospital from her Instagram account. (more...)
Egypt finalizing details of five-year Hamas-Israel truce Egypt finalizing details of five-year Hamas-Israel truce
- August 19, 2018

Recall that the checkpoint "Kerem Shalom", which is the main "entrance" to Gaza for goods from the outside, resumed its work on 15 August - after more than a month after its closing on July 9. Argaman reportedly told cabinet that cutting Abbas out of the loop "would also weaken the (Palestinian) moderates and prove to the Palestinians that only through violence do they achieve success against Israel". (more...)
‘Sanction waves’ from Washington are ‘illegitimate & useless’ - Russian Foreign Ministry ‘Sanction waves’ from Washington are ‘illegitimate & useless’ - Russian Foreign Ministry
- August 19, 2018

Moscow on Thursday reacted to new USA sanctions against a Russian company and individual, with the country's foreign ministry issuing a statement calling them "destructive". "At the same time, China's position on opposing countries enacting unilateral sanctions on other countries and "long-armed jurisdiction" is consistent and clear," it added, without elaborating. (more...)
Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened Manafort trial judge: I've been threatened
- August 19, 2018

The jury had not reached the verdict by the end of the day Friday, and will reconvene Monday. Paul Manafort , Donald Trump's former campaign chief, arrives for a hearing at U.S. "The fact that they are sending questions on reasonable doubt tells me that the group is divided", jury consultant Alexandra Rudolph said. As one insider in the Russian Federation probe told Politico , Manafort is expected to be found guilty in this trial, and even if he someone does get off, he still faces ... (more...)
Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism Trump compares Mueller probe to McCarthyism
- August 19, 2018

Citing " a dozen current and former White House officials and others ", the NYT reports that Donald F. McGahn II has been talking to Mueller about the part of the special counsel probe that deals with Trump's alleged obstruction of justice. (more...)
In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his peril In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his peril
- August 19, 2018

His driver was also shot dead on Monday night. He was apprehended in the north-western town of Arua where he was campaigning for an opposition candidate in a hard-fought by-election that also drew President Yoweri Museveni in support of the ruling party candidate. (more...)
Shin Bet has denied 250 people entry into Israel this year Shin Bet has denied 250 people entry into Israel this year
- August 19, 2018

In a series of Twitter posts , Reza Aslan likened the interrogation to those in "police states" and said he made a decision to share the experience after Beinart disclosed his own detention. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a press release that once it was informed of Beinart's questioning, the prime minister "immediately spoke with Israel's security forces to inquire how this happened". (more...)
Hajj set to begin amid Qatar-Saudi tensions and Egypt's economic woes Hajj set to begin amid Qatar-Saudi tensions and Egypt's economic woes
- August 19, 2018

The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as an estimated two million Muslim faithful gather for the six-day hajj , one of the five pillars of Islam. Amer is the head of a Saudi charity, the Haji and Mutamer Gift Charitable Association, which is offering between 18 and 24 capsules for pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming days. (more...)
South Pacific hit with 8.2 magnitude quake South Pacific hit with 8.2 magnitude quake
- August 19, 2018

Its power approaches the strongest deep-focus (over 300km deep) quake on record, the magnitude 8.3 Okhotsk Sea quake of 2013. The quake which struck in the past hour, is not expected to trigger a tsunami as it is too deep. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. Its epicentre is 167 miles (270km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443km) west of Neiafu in Tonga. (more...)
Thousands await rescue as south Indian floods death toll reaches 190 Thousands await rescue as south Indian floods death toll reaches 190
- August 19, 2018

The southern state of India, Kerala, is experiencing torrential rain and subsequent floods which is being regarded as the worst in 90 years. "There are many people waiting to be rescued in areas like Pandanad (near Chengannur) and I saw two bodies floating in the water". (more...)
In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"
- August 19, 2018

She just can't seem to - or won't - go away. Manigault Newman interjects quickly, "Oh, God no". "There was a concept thrown out by some person - nine blacks against nine whites", Trump told Stern in the 2005 radio interview obtained by CNN . (more...)
United Kingdom parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder United Kingdom parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder
- August 19, 2018

Salih Khater allegedly drove at a group of pedestrians and cyclists before swerving and heading at police officers. Salih Khater, a United Kingdom national of Sudanese origin and from the Birmingham area, was arrested at the scene in London by armed officers. (more...)
Body found in burned vehicle near Disney's Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course
- August 19, 2018

Deputies responded to a call at about 4:11 a.m.to assist Reedy Creek Fire Department in fighting the blaze. "The victim was found dead inside the vehicle". Korody and his coworker were said to have been emptying oil byproduct from a semi-truck into the Value-Added Tax at an energy facility that converts food waste into renewable energy before Korody's fall. (more...)
Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats
- August 19, 2018

At least two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and three by Sky, a low-priced Chilean airline, the companies confirmed. In addition, LATAM 800, which according to flight schedules took off from Auckland, New Zealand, performed an emergency landing in its destination of Santiago. (more...)
Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both 'Good And Bad' Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both 'Good And Bad'
- August 19, 2018

While conservatives have complained for years about what they say is discrimination by the tech giants, the controversy escalated last month when Vice News reported the issue, saying that accounts from top Republicans including GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel were being given limited visibility on Twitter . (more...)
37,746 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia 37,746 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
- August 18, 2018

Qatari nationals are also banned from entering the states, but Riyadh claims to have made an exception for the Hajj . He said Saudi Arabia welcomes all Muslims to perform this religious rite, rejecting attempts to politicize or use Hajj for purposes other than worship. (more...)
Tail end of tropical Storm Ernesto to hit Ireland
- August 18, 2018

Forecasters say a tropical storm is moving eastwards across the Atlantic Ocean and will hit the United Kingdom and Ireland today. Sky News weather presenter Jo Edwards added: "The smoke will produce some interesting sunsets and sunrises ahead of the storm's arrival". (more...)
Mueller: Papadopoulos could face brief prison time Mueller: Papadopoulos could face brief prison time
- August 18, 2018

Last October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding his contacts with Russian operatives during the Trump campaign - including at least one meeting where he was offered thousands of emails meant to damage Hillary Clinton's campaign. (more...)
Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding
- August 18, 2018

Merkel said that the common problems to these countries justify the permanent bilateral dialogue, while referring to the meeting she will hold with the Russian leader at the government residence in Meseberg, north of this capital. Yet the foreign ministry has insisted that Putin's visit "will not change anything in terms of Austria's foreign policy positions". Cossacks clad in traditional fur hats joined forces with police to attack a protestors at an anti-Putin demonstration in May, and ... (more...)
Adviser to Fraser Anning quits over 'final solution' maiden speech Adviser to Fraser Anning quits over 'final solution' maiden speech
- August 18, 2018

He has declined to apologise and does not regret anything said in the speech. "As a effect, within hours of Senator Anning's speech, I resigned my position effective immediately". He is committed to a plebiscite on "European immigration" despite ferocious criticism of his praise for the White Australia policy. Mr Anning said Muslims were responsible for acts of terror and crime and were dependant on welfare. (more...)
US Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline US Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline
- August 18, 2018

ABC News reported that these results were due to people in the United States dying between the ages of 20 to 30. Britain is the only western nation other than the USA where life expectancy has continued to fall following a flu outbreak in 2014-15. (more...)

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