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Vancouver Air Quality Likely To Worsen, Causing Headaches & Throat Irritation Vancouver Air Quality Likely To Worsen, Causing Headaches & Throat Irritation
- August 22, 2018

The BC Wildfire Service says about 550 fires are burning, but there weren't many lightning strikes over the weekend and that gave crews a chance to concentrate on some of the 54 blazes now threatening people or property. A number of morning flights have been either cancelled or delayed to and from Vancouver Island. The thick smoke is keeping temperatures 8 to 10 degrees cooler, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop 'sell-out' of Brexit Nigel Farage joins campaign to stop 'sell-out' of Brexit
- August 22, 2018

The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party said he would be "back on the road", taking part in a battle bus tour by the Leave Means Leave group to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan. United Kingdom businesses have warned that leaving without a deal could cause mayhem for trade and travel, bringing higher food prices, logjams around United Kingdom ports and disruption to everything from aviation to medical supplies. (more...)
US deports last known Nazi collaborator, Jakiw Palij, after 14 years US deports last known Nazi collaborator, Jakiw Palij, after 14 years
- August 21, 2018

Centre-left Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper (in German) that Germany had a "moral duty" to "come to terms with and face up to the crimes of the Nazi reign of terror". Documents subsequently filed in court by the Justice Department showed that men who trained at Trawniki participated in implementing the Third Reich's plan to murder Jews in Poland, code-named " Operation Reinhard ". (more...)
Russian 'agent' being tortured, says Moscow Russian 'agent' being tortured, says Moscow
- August 21, 2018

Her case, which Russian authorities allege is fabricated and politically-motivated, has become the latest in a series of irritants between Washington and Moscow at a time when ties are already languishing at a post-Cold War low over allegations of Russian interference in US politics. (more...)
State funeral held in Genoa for bridge collapse victims State funeral held in Genoa for bridge collapse victims
- August 21, 2018

Italian RAI state radio said on August 18, that the body of a 30-year-old man had been found-believed to be the last person missing in the disaster. Senator Maurizio Rossi wrote in an April 2016 deposition that "recently, the bridge had been subjected of a worrying collapse of the joints that required an extraordinary maintenance work without which the risk of closing was concrete", il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian newspaper, reported . (more...)
Iran Defense Chief Vows Continued Missile Efforts, New Fighter Jet Iran Defense Chief Vows Continued Missile Efforts, New Fighter Jet
- August 21, 2018

General Hatami went on to warn the US that Iran has developed its own defense sector as a counterbalance to that alliance. "We are in a good position in this field, but we need to develop it", he added. Tensions between Washington and Tehran have escalated since U.S. President Donald Trump announced in May that he was pulling out of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and reimposing sanctions on Tehran , the first batch of which took effect on August 7. (more...)
John Bolton: Iran Tops List of Challenges Facing US John Bolton: Iran Tops List of Challenges Facing US
- August 21, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with US national security adviser John Bolton during their meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Monday, Aug. Since a June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore - where Kim lauded the city-state's economic progress and "world-class" amenities - North Korea's authoritarian leader has been on a blitz of visits to various industrial sites and factories, often criticising sluggish development. (more...)
Tuesday's weather comes with afternoon storms Tuesday's weather comes with afternoon storms
- August 21, 2018

Some "back building" or redevelopment of storms may develop through sunset as a cold front continues to make its way east towards the Valley. Some stronger storms appear possible Monday before a good soaking rain kicks in Tuesday. Wednesday morning we will start off the day with a 40% chance of rain but will slowly clear up throughout the day. The high temperature in Allentown on Sunday reached 73 degrees at 3:19 p.m. (more...)
Trump's ICE Deports NAZI War Criminal Who Stayed Under Obama
- August 21, 2018

ABC News filmed agents deporting 95-year-old Jakiw Palij on a stretcher after Justice Department officials revealed that he served as an armed guard at a death camp in Poland before lying to immigrate to America. A US Justice Department statement from that year noted that the NY judge said "that on November 3 and 4, 1943, "in a brutal spate of killing, ' other units 'slaughtered Trawniki's entire inmate population" of some 6,000 Jewish civilians'". (more...)
Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in US Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in US
- August 21, 2018

Doostdar and Ghorbani were both charged with acting as unregistered agents of the Iranian government and providing it with services in violation of sanctions. Ghorbani is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate G. Michael Harvey of the District, prosecutors said. (more...)
8 hikers killed as Italian gorge hit with flash flood 8 hikers killed as Italian gorge hit with flash flood
- August 21, 2018

The boy was among six people who were injured. A severe storm at the top of the canyon led to the flash flood, which was at some places at least two metres deep. The nationalities of the dead and injured were not immediately known. During the Raganello gorge trek, hikers will pass waterfalls, natural slipways and water pools. (more...)
Xi to visit North Korea next month Xi to visit North Korea next month
- August 21, 2018

Hundreds of Koreans will participate this week in highly emotional but brief reunions with relatives most haven't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War cemented the division of their peninsula into the North and South. Trump started by saying "many people" have asked him why he meets with so many foreign leaders and why he wastes his time. In the North, where, according to Amnesty International, people die on average 12 years earlier than South Koreans, only a few thousand members of these ... (more...)
Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance
- August 21, 2018

Below is everything you need to know. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The Prophet and his wife traveled to Mecca, where they planned to perform the deed. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year. "It ought not be said that someone got injured or passed on at the end of the day and so, we are appealing for moderation and circumspection in the celebration", the party said in a statement signed by its ... (more...)
Malaysian PM Mahathir says China-backed rail, pipeline projects canceled for now Malaysian PM Mahathir says China-backed rail, pipeline projects canceled for now
- August 21, 2018

Our priority is reducing our debt. Li, in turn, said his government is willing to promote bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Malaysia. The 688km rail linking Port Klang and Kota Bharu was launched previous year and slated for completion in 2024. (more...)
Taiwan cuts ties with El Salvador Taiwan cuts ties with El Salvador
- August 21, 2018

In the past year Burkina Faso and the Dominican joined China's side, and in previous years Panama and the tiny African state of Sao Tome have also done the same. The decision leaves the number of states that recognise Taiwan at just 17. Since the beginning of this year, rumors have leaked out suggesting the Holy See might be close to a decision of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing in favor of Taipei, but Wu said Taiwan still hoped the Vatican could remain its ally for the ... (more...)
London bloodbath continues as three shot outside tube station London bloodbath continues as three shot outside tube station
- August 21, 2018

Pictures and video posted on social media showed several police cars and ambulances at the scene, as shocked onlookers gathered outside the police cordon. They found two men and a woman with injuries, who were taken to hospital. A crime scene has been established as police hunt for the suspects. 'There has been no arrest at this early stage'. (more...)
Fears of exposure, militant activity after radioactive material goes missing Fears of exposure, militant activity after radioactive material goes missing
- August 21, 2018

It went missing as it was transported to the company's office from the town of Seremban. According to published reports, Iridium-192 is one of the most- stolen commercial radioactive isotopes that can be used in a dirty bomb - a non-nuclear device using conventional explosives to spread radioactive material over a wide area. (more...)
United Nations opens book of condolences in SA for Kofi Annan United Nations opens book of condolences in SA for Kofi Annan
- August 21, 2018

Annan, who was also a Nobel Peace laureate, passed away earlier in the day in a Swiss hospital at the age of 80. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar condolence messages to the United Nations chief. (more...)
Multiple rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, clashes underway Multiple rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, clashes underway
- August 21, 2018

According to the police chief, the attackers first used the mortar against the presidential palace. "This morning a group of terrorists took over a building in Reka Khana and fired several rockets towards Kabul", Najib Danishm a spokesman for the interior ministry told AFP news agency. (more...)
Kerala rains: Too little, say CPI(M), Cong. on PM’s relief Kerala rains: Too little, say CPI(M), Cong. on PM’s relief
- August 21, 2018

But on Monday, an Indian Navy chopper spotted something that showed how much people of the state care for their saviours. "When the flood waters came, we were not anticipating a calamity of this kind", he told Reuters. But some people in the relief camps were finding it hard to access food and water. The Defence Forces have contributed enough and until now have saved 23,213 lives, provided medical aid to more than 2000 people, restored connectivity at 42 locations, cleared 22 landslides ... (more...)
Government takes over 'crisis' prison from G4S Government takes over 'crisis' prison from G4S
- August 21, 2018

The West Midlands prison is being taken over by the government from G4s after inspectors said it had fallen into "crisis". Inspectors of the prison, which holds 1,200 people, said they were physically affected by the stench of drugs in the atmosphere while their cars were set on fire during their visit. (more...)
Man Admits To Killing Pregnant Wife, Claims Wife Killed 2 Daughters Man Admits To Killing Pregnant Wife, Claims Wife Killed 2 Daughters
- August 21, 2018

Monday. Authorities have not suggested a motive in the killing. The husband of a pregnant woman who was reported missing last week along with their two young daughters has been charged with their murders, officials announced Monday. Atkinson said she called him before the bodies were found - and he allegedly revealed to her that he and Shanann were thinking about separating. A judge on Friday denied a request by Merson to require the coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the children. (more...)
Peter Dutton resigns from front bench after failed leadership challenge Peter Dutton resigns from front bench after failed leadership challenge
- August 21, 2018

Frydenbeg said Cabinet ministers on Monday night expressed their support for Turnbull, including Dutton, who was a staunch ally of Abbott. Dutton immediately resigned from the home affairs super ministry, moving to the backbench where he will not be constrained by cabinet solidarity which has seen him lock in reluctantly behind Turnbull's position on the national energy guarantee and tax cuts for big business. (more...)
China rejects Pentagon report China rejects Pentagon report
- August 21, 2018

The analysis adds that China may be seeking the "capability to strike USA and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam", and that Beijing is developing a "stealthy, long-range strategic bomber with a nuclear delivery capability that could be operational within the next 10 years". (more...)
Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over Turnbull survives leadership contest but battle far from over
- August 21, 2018

The leadership was declared vacant within minutes of the Liberal MPs gathering in Parliament House for their regular meeting on Tuesday morning, triggering a vote. 'I think this stability in our government has helped key outcomes like the strong performance we had on jobs'. Opposition leader Bill Shorten labelled Mr Turnbull a "white flag Prime Minister" yesterday after the Government shelved any move to implement the 26 per cent reduction in emissions to focus on cutting power prices. (more...)

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