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Venezuela migrant crisis: Peru imposes new entry restrictions Venezuela migrant crisis: Peru imposes new entry restrictions
- August 28, 2018

On Sunday, Peruvian authorities allowed hundreds of Venezuelans without passports to enter through the northern border post at Tumbes . "We are going to continue as long as we can", said the minister, whose country is being crossed by tens of thousands of Venezuelans seeking to join relatives and take up work opportunities in Peru, Chile and beyond. (more...)
Sexually frustrated dolphin named Zafar terrorises tourists on French beach
- August 28, 2018

Roger Lars decided last week that it was safest to ban swimming and diving on the coast near Landevennec, where the over-friendly dolphin had been spotted. A kayaker said the dolphin had leapt over his head and a Spanish holidaymaker had complained after being "confronted by the dolphin, which was anxious to interact". (more...)
Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case
- August 28, 2018

Led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 19 states and the District of Columbia joined a lawsuit contending that the federal government's decision to allow the blueprints to be posted would have provided broad, unregulated access to risky weapons. (more...)
Dershowitz says NY probe, not Mueller, is 'greatest threat' to Trump Dershowitz says NY probe, not Mueller, is 'greatest threat' to Trump
- August 28, 2018

But he continued to play down Trump's failure to report the hush money, arguing that the person at fault for the campaign finance violation would be the campaign's treasurer, not the candidate. Weisselberg had a front row seat to many of those deals. "In addition to Davis' backtracking, Michael Cohen testified twice to Congress that he personally did not know about the meeting in advance", The Daily Caller reported . (more...)
Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’ Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’
- August 28, 2018

The six-term Arizona senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran had an aggressive form of brain cancer. Tom Ridge, who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2001 and who led the office of Homeland Security from 2001 until 2005, called McCain a "dear friend" and principled leader. (more...)
McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message
- August 28, 2018

Flake, who has become an outspoken critic of president Trump , used his floor remarks to ding Trump, who acknowledged "differences" with McCain in a statement he finally released honoring the Vietnam hero. McCain and Trump were not exactly best buddies during the President's first 20 months in office. Donald Trump has finally paid tribute to US Senator John McCain, who died from brain cancer aged 81 . (more...)
Two dead, 241 injured in earthquake in Iran Two dead, 241 injured in earthquake in Iran
- August 28, 2018

There were reports that the quake was felt far across the border into Iraq , and IRNA said there were multiple aftershocks. Speaking to Tasnim, Governor of Kermanshah Province Houshang Bazvand said crisis management meetings are underway and five more rescue teams are planned to be dispatched to the quake area. (more...)
Trump, Obama, Clinton Mourn, As US Senator John McCain Dies At 81 Trump, Obama, Clinton Mourn, As US Senator John McCain Dies At 81
- August 28, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "I am deeply saddened by the passing of John McCain , a great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel. US President Donald Trump has said he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the US flag at half-staff until his burial. (more...)
Monster 14-foot squid washes up on beach
- August 28, 2018

Stretched out alongside their find, Jack Aplin's feet barely reached the beginning of the squid's tentacles. While the trio have reportedly come across sharks in the area on previously occasions, this is the first time that they have encountered a washed-up squid. (more...)
United States boy, 9, killed himself after homophobic bullying, mum says United States boy, 9, killed himself after homophobic bullying, mum says
- August 28, 2018

A nine-year-old boy in the United States has killed himself after being bullied for being homosexual at his school in Denver , Colorado. "And he looked so scared when he told me". The grieving mother said Jamel had also discussed wanting to dress as a girl with her. "And I said, I still love you", Ms Pierce told Fox31. "I'm dead inside. (more...)
Based Gamer And Former Calabasas High Football Player Killed In Jacksonville Shooting Based Gamer And Former Calabasas High Football Player Killed In Jacksonville Shooting
- August 28, 2018

She said he began firing shortly thereafter. They include sports-based titles, such as Madden , as well as real-time strategy games, fighting games or first-person shooter simulations. Hours after the shooting , agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI and Baltimore Police searched Katz's family home in Baltimore . (more...)
Mollie Tibbetts brother shines in football game Mollie Tibbetts brother shines in football game
- August 28, 2018

Speaking Sunday at a ceremony for his daughter, Rob Tibbetts didn't directly address comments by President Donald Trump and others who seized upon the suspect's citizenship to argue for changes in USA immigration laws. "So many across the state of Iowa and the entire country embraced her". "Mollie was murdered because a man denied her right to say no". "But it matters not", Murphy wrote on Facebook. (more...)
Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver, part of Fraser Valley Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver, part of Fraser Valley
- August 28, 2018

Air quality deteriorates as wildfire smoke blankets B.C. The Eastern part of the Fraser Valley - areas around Agassiz and Hope - will remain under advisory because of high concentrations of particulate matter due to wildfires smoke. This means many coastal communities, including Victoria, saw a significant air quality improvement Thursday morning. The air quality statement advises those with difficulty breathing stay inside and find an indoor place that's cool and ventilated. (more...)
Iran Defense Minister in Damascus, says Will Help Rebuild Syria Iran Defense Minister in Damascus, says Will Help Rebuild Syria
- August 27, 2018

Hatami said the agreement included the rehabilitation of Syria's defensee industry and assured Iran would provide "good service". He said it was agreed with Syria that Iran would have "presence, participation and assistance" in reconstruction "and no third party will be influential in this issue". (more...)
Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet
- August 27, 2018

At 1:45pm (Washington time), Trump and his wife Melania received Uhuru and the First Lady Margaret at the South Portico . Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said the Heads of State will also discuss trade, investment, and partnership in regional and worldwide matters. (more...)
Vermont delegation reacts to John McCain’s death Vermont delegation reacts to John McCain’s death
- August 27, 2018

Bloomberg's Ros Krasny reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia". But when McCain passed away on Saturday at age 81 after a battle with brain cancer, Trump rejected its release, the Washington Post reported . Godspeed, Senator. You will be sorely missed", he said. McCain visited Vietnam several times after diplomatic ties were restored in 1995 and one of his jailers remembered him fondly, saying he would have voted for him in his failed 2008 presidential bid. (more...)
Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing
- August 27, 2018

A Spanish court on Monday said the Dutchman had accepted extradition. Jos Brech, 55, was detained on Sunday afternoon and is being held in connection with the killing of Nicky Verstappen in 1998. Some 16,000 men living in the area where Verstappen was murdered volunteered to hand over DNA samples. However Brech, who was 35 at the time of the murder, was not among the volunteers but as he was previously interviewed as a witness, police became suspicious. (more...)
French president announces new push for European Union defense French president announces new push for European Union defense
- August 27, 2018

Macron called on Europe to be "a trade and economic power", which defends its strategic interests and financial independence with tools that can fend off US extraterritorial sanctions. Macron has previously pushed for a more unified European Union and a common defense budget. In November, EU countries officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. (more...)
John McCain rival claims pre-death announcement was a political ploy John McCain rival claims pre-death announcement was a political ploy
- August 27, 2018

Trump expressed his condolences to Mr. McCain's family via Twitter on Saturday, and the White House flags have been lowered to half-staff in honor of Mr. The Arizona senator died at a time he saw as dark in the country's history, said John Weaver, a former aide and a longtime friend. Co-host Anthony Mason asked, "One of his colleagues said yesterday we're losing John McCain right when we need him the most, which may account for the extraordinary outpouring of affection from both sides ... (more...)
Spain passes decree to exhume remains of dictator Francisco Franco Spain passes decree to exhume remains of dictator Francisco Franco
- August 27, 2018

Professor Paul Preston, a biographer of Franco , told the BBC on Friday that the move was an attempt by the fragile socialist government to garner support after suffering its first defeat last week over the 2019 budget. Even though the survey pointed to a slim majority in favor of exhuming Franco, 54 percent of those asked said they didn't think that now is the right time to do it, according to the poll released July 15. (more...)
Trump claims markets would crash if he was impeached Trump claims markets would crash if he was impeached
- August 27, 2018

Cohen said Trump "directed" him to commit campaign finance violations by paying off two women before the 2016 election, namely Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal . But Trump and his defenders are wrong. This Executive 1 instructed that Cohen be paid "payment for services rendered" in the exact amounts as the payouts from Cohen to both women. (more...)
What to Know About the Suspected Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooter What to Know About the Suspected Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooter
- August 27, 2018

A shooting rampage during a Madden 19 video game tournament at the site resulted in 3 deaths including the shooter, with several others wounded, according to published reports . He stayed there for about 10 minutes and then ran from the scene. " I'm still shocked , I can hardly talk", he said. Earlier on Twitter , the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office had urged people hiding in locked areas of The Landing to stay in place and ca ll 911 to make their location known. (more...)
Replacing McCain in the Senate is political balancing act
- August 27, 2018

Trump had repeatedly declined to say anything nice about McCain, leaving him out of a speech this month commemorating the signing of a defense-spending bill with the senator's name on it. Ducey is balancing the demands of the many conservative Arizona Republicans who have soured on McCain due to his dovish immigration stance, criticism of President Trump and vote against a rollback of President Obama's health care law. (more...)
Myanmar court to deliver verdicts on jailed Reuters reporters Myanmar court to deliver verdicts on jailed Reuters reporters
- August 27, 2018

Wa Lone smiled broadly and made a thumbs-up sign with his hands in cuffs as he walked into the court, with Kyaw Soe Oo just behind him. "We are not afraid or shaken". "We are not wrong and the things alleged by the prosecution are baseless", Wa Lone told the media after closing arguments last week. Later on Monday a U.N mandated fact-finding mission will release a report on the crackdown, which triggered the exodus of more than 700,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya, according to United ... (more...)
John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81
- August 27, 2018

The life of the senator from Arizona marked the arc of this journey. Mr McCain , a senator from Arizona, announced he had gioblastoma condition in July 2017, leading many to fear that he would not be around for much longer. The senator was a Vietnam War veteran who survived five years as a prisoner of war. Flake served with McCain in the Senate for nearly half a decade. (more...)

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