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Peter Dutton to challenge Turnbull in Liberal leadership spill Peter Dutton to challenge Turnbull in Liberal leadership spill
- August 21, 2018

He called a spill in February 2015, but it wasn't until September that Malcolm Turnbull finally moved after Abbott had lost 32 Newspolls in a row. It's on in Australian politics. "For the prime minister just to trot out, you know, at a press conference, and say 'here we go, here's my latest thought bubble, ' is not really how good policy is designed". (more...)
Freaky or cute? Taiwan eatery serves up puppy-shaped ice cream Freaky or cute? Taiwan eatery serves up puppy-shaped ice cream
- August 21, 2018

It looks so life-like that you have to do a double-take. A restaurant in Taiwan is serving up a type of dessert that looks too real to eat. They've become a huge hit, thanks to social media. The ice cream is first scooped into a mold and left in a freezer to harden at -22°F, using a special recipe that allows "furry" ice crystals to form on the puppy's "body". (more...)
Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades
- August 21, 2018

As they met, Lee Keum-seom asked her son Ri Sang Chol: "How many children do you have? Do you have a son?" Her son showed her pictures of his family in the North - including her late husband - telling her: "This is a photo of father". In the history of the program, no one has been allowed to see their loved ones a second time after participating. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to the reunion events at a summit in April. (more...)
Islamic State claims terror attacks in Chechnya that killed four Islamic State claims terror attacks in Chechnya that killed four
- August 21, 2018

Reports earlier said the attacker had survived. Officials in Russian Federation confirmed several policemen were wounded and at least five attackers killed in the capital Grozny and Shali. Two were armed with knives and attacked a police station in Shali, 25km (15 miles) southeast of Grozny, Chechen police said. According to an anonymous source cited by RIA Novosti news agency, at least one female bystander was also wounded in the Shali incident. (more...)
Mueller's Russian Federation probe is 'McCarthyism at its worst' Mueller's Russian Federation probe is 'McCarthyism at its worst'
- August 20, 2018

In those interviews, McGahn gave the investigators information that they might not otherwise have gotten, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and others. On CNN's State of the Union former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden expressed amazement that the president had likened Mueller, a widely respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to McCarthy. (more...)
Man shot, vehicle mows down pedestrians on a footpath in Spain Man shot, vehicle mows down pedestrians on a footpath in Spain
- August 20, 2018

After they made a decision to let him in, he pulled out "a large knife" and lunged at officers, according to Comes. Witnesses looked on Monday afternoon as specialist police units including the bomb squad, police sniffer dogs, specialist firearms, and forensics entered the block of flats where the assailant lived. (more...)
United States media fight back against Trump attacks United States media fight back against Trump attacks
- August 20, 2018

Brian Schatz , a Democrat, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, lawmakers affirmed "that the press is not the enemy of the people ", which passed by unanimous consent . The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board wrote "we the people hold our elected officials accountable. BUT WE ARE WINNING!", the president posted on his Twitter account . (more...)
Brexiteers brush off Superdry boss's £1m boost for second European Union vote Brexiteers brush off Superdry boss's £1m boost for second European Union vote
- August 20, 2018

The Government will need parliamentary approval on the final terms of Brexit. Writing in the Sunday Times , Mr Dunkerton, who lives outside Cheltenham, said the public know Brexit will be a "disaster". It's hard to work out whether the People's Vote crew realise they have picked spokespeople who couldn't be more unpalatable to the British masses or just don't care. (more...)
Teen charged in scary bridge push caught on video
- August 20, 2018

On Friday, Smith, the friend caught on camera pressuring Holgerson to jump before pushing her, was charged with reckless endangerment, a gross misdemeanor in Washington state, punishable by up to a year in jail with a maximum fine of $5,000. (more...)
Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane
- August 20, 2018

Two women's college soccer matches scheduled at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Eastern Washington University in Cheney were canceled Sunday because of the poor air quality, university officials said. Forecasters say smoke from fires in British Columbia is expected to drift into Washington and Idaho, causing unhealthy air levels through Tuesday. As of 1:00 p.m. (more...)
South Koreans cross inter-Korean border for family reunion
- August 20, 2018

Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a son of North Korean war refugees, agreed to resume the reunions during the first of their two summits this year in April. They showed photos of family members who couldn't come to their meetings. About 90 elderly South Koreans, accompanied by their family members, will have three days of meetings with their North Korean relatives before returning to the South on Wednesday. (more...)
Atlantia shares down again after Genoa bridge collapse Atlantia shares down again after Genoa bridge collapse
- August 20, 2018

The bodies were recovered from a auto crushed under slabs of concrete, the Genoa prefecture said, five days after a 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge gave way in busy traffic, plunging vehicles and debris to the ground 50 meters (165 feet) below. (more...)
Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes
- August 20, 2018

He said the developed-economy status would not be achieved by 2020 - as targeted by the previous government - due to poor financial health and rampant corruption in the country. Apart from Malaysian palm oil, Li said China is also interested in other agricultural goods from Malaysia. The Malaysian premier said his trip had been fruitful and that he believed China would look sympathetically towards the problems both sides have to resolve. (more...)
Hundreds of South Koreans Head North to Reunite With Their Loved Ones
- August 20, 2018

While the gathering of families separated by the Korean War of 1950-53 reflects the reduction in tensions between the two Koreas, the gesture comes far too late for some. "I never imagined this day would come", she said. "I wonder whether there's a chance he saw me when I was in Wonsan". This is the first in three years. (more...)
Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday
- August 20, 2018

Smoke was being pushed south toward the Tri-Cities from fires burning in Washington state and Canada on Sunday. There are now over 400 active wildfires in the province, emanating smoke that NASA says can be seen from satellites 1.5 million kilometres away. (more...)
Bangladesh booters donate match fees for Lombok quake victims Bangladesh booters donate match fees for Lombok quake victims
- August 20, 2018

Indonesia has been struck by another quake. It was located 153 km northeast of Raba at a depth of 564.7 km, the Survey said. The island has suffered hundreds of aftershocks since the 6.9-degree quake, some of them as strong as a magnitude 5.9 that shook the region on August 9. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy
- August 20, 2018

They believe a leadership challenge may be just a matter of time if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull can not settle the climate dispute among his colleagues. " Peter Dutton was at our leadership group meeting this morning and he was at the Cabinet last night". Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly, who has long backed Mr Abbott's calls for more investment in coal-fired power, said he would not support the change. (more...)
Two people shot during football game at Palm Beach Central High School Two people shot during football game at Palm Beach Central High School
- August 20, 2018

A helicopter later arrived and flew the victim to a hospital. The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said the two people who were shot were adults. It said their conditions were unknown, as was any identifying information. This is a scary moment for south Florida , a community still reeling from the tragic mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School 40 miles south in Parkland. (more...)
Bundoran crash: Two killed and three injured Bundoran crash: Two killed and three injured
- August 20, 2018

The other victim was Conall McAleer who was also in his twenties and was from Pettigo. Garda forensic collision investigators officers are at scene and the road is now closed to traffic. He presented himself to gardaí in Ballyshannon earlier today. Road conditions on Sunday morning were described as hard, rain showers had fallen in the Bundoran and Ballyshannon area on Saturday night into Sunday morning. (more...)
Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too
- August 20, 2018

The insurgents, however, have no plans to officially announce the truce, the sources said. Earlier this month, the Taliban launched a major assault on the city of Ghazni, just 75 miles from Kabul . Mr. Ghani's announcement, during a televised speech marking Afghanistan's independence day, came on the heels of an unusually deadly wave of violence across the country, most of it carried out by the Taliban, that has left at least 325 soldiers, police and civilians dead in the past 10 days. (more...)
US supplied bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children US supplied bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children
- August 20, 2018

Of the 51 people who died in the air strike, 40 were children, the Houthi health ministry said last week, adding that of the 79 people wounded, 56 were children. government's intentions to continue the war over Congressional attempts to limit it, and once again underscores USA culpability in the many war crimes being committed in Yemen. (more...)
New video shows Florida deputy saving child from hot vehicle New video shows Florida deputy saving child from hot vehicle
- August 20, 2018

Deputy Dunn said he didn't even know if the girl was alive. As a father himself, Dunn feared the worst. "Felt the pulse on the child and didn't feel a pulse. The deputy then rushed her to the hospital where she stayed to be treated for three days. "It makes a lot of the bad things we see worth it", he said. (more...)
China Rebuffs Philippines President's S. China Sea Rebuke China Rebuffs Philippines President's S. China Sea Rebuke
- August 20, 2018

The message was relayed after a member of the media asked Schriver if the Philippines could rely on the US for support in the event of China attempting to seize Thitu Island, the second largest island of Spratly Island chain, and the largest administered by the Philippines. (more...)
British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship British woman survives 10 hours in sea after falling off cruise ship
- August 20, 2018

She identified herself as Kay from England, age 46. She is originally from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and now lives in Spain. The British Embassy in Croatia was informed and circumstances of the incident are being investigated, with the port and cruise liner all looking at their CCTV footage. (more...)
Facebook Suspends Alex Jones for Hate Speech Facebook Suspends Alex Jones for Hate Speech
- August 20, 2018

Mr. Jones said on his broadcast last week that he had told his staff to delete material after CNN cited Infowars content that violated Twitter's policies, according to the motion filed on Friday. US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech and is close to having pages tied to him and his Infowars website removed from the platform, the social media network said on Friday. (more...)

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