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John McCain’s wife floated among possible successors after GOP senator’s death
- August 29, 2018

She is now serving her third term in the House of Representatives. His body will lie in state in the Arizona State Capitol until tomorrow. McCain said Trump owed veterans an apology for that, but he continued to back the celebrity businessman as the Republican nominee. (more...)
Foreigners on run from crocodiles in Australia island Foreigners on run from crocodiles in Australia island
- August 29, 2018

While this post is still unconfirmed the internet is quickly getting behind Barry to congratulate him on his compassion. Seven said those found were Indonesian, while The Australian said they were believed to be Vietnamese, adding that up to 40 people were believed to have been on-board the vessel . (more...)
Images show charred remains of historic Belfast building Images show charred remains of historic Belfast building
- August 29, 2018

The red Dumfries sandstone structure was designed by Sir Robert Taylor and was erected by Waddell Cunningham in 1785, as reported by the BBC . In 1805 the building was converted into a shop. Clothing giant Primark confirmed that the building was safely evacuated . Flames and thick black smoke have engulfed the entire five-storey Bank Buildings. (more...)
Scary! Huge Squid Found On New Zealand Beach Scary! Huge Squid Found On New Zealand Beach
- August 29, 2018

The brothers then contacted New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research , which eventually confirmed that they had "almost certainly" spotted a giant squid , a creature that was measured at nearly 14 feet, or 4.2 meters in length. (more...)
Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists
- August 29, 2018

NY police commissioner James O'Neill sought to calm everyone down amid the news by deploying some puns. NYPD's bee keeper Officer Michael Lauriano could be seen sporting protective gear as he made his way to collect the bees. It's unknown whether any bees were harmed during the incident. Additionally, USA Today reported that eventually a beekeeper did arrive on the scene to relocate the swarm. (more...)
Lindsey Graham Reveals John McCain's Last Words to Him on Fox & Friends
- August 29, 2018

While the White House flag was lowered to half-staff, it was returned to the top of the flagpole Monday. McCain had been an infuriating foil in a long-running feud over style and policy that did not end with the senator's illness and death. (more...)
Trump invokes Pearl Harbor during meeting with Shinzo Abe Trump invokes Pearl Harbor during meeting with Shinzo Abe
- August 29, 2018

Japan has been regarded as one of the United States' strongest Asian allies, but President Donald Trump has made comments to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggesting he doesn't necessarily consider their relationship to be harmonious. (more...)
Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite court order Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite court order
- August 28, 2018

A Seattle judge passed a court order yesterday banning the distribution of 3-D printing gun blueprints on the web. "Anyone who wants these files is going to get them", Wilson told reporters. Judge Robert Lasnik sided with the states and temporarily blocked the settlement, although more than 1,000 people downloaded the designs before the judge's decision. (more...)
Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study estimates
- August 28, 2018

There is no national standard on how to count disaster-related deaths. "We're hopeful that this number would become the official number", said Lynn Goldman, the Institute's dean, during a briefing with reporters on Tuesday. "We used very rigorous methodology". "Overall, we estimate that 40 percent of municipalities experienced significantly higher mortality in the study period than in the comparable period of the previous two years", the report says. (more...)
ANC welcomes withdrawal of Expropriation Bill ANC welcomes withdrawal of Expropriation Bill
- August 28, 2018

The committee has adopted a report that recommends to the National Assembly that the current Expropriation Bill be rejected. The committee was set up after MPs voted in favour of a motion in February to begin a process to amend Section 25 of the Constitution - known as the property clause. (more...)
Donald Trump faces flak for the flag Donald Trump faces flak for the flag
- August 28, 2018

Donald Trump colours in an American flag during a visit to a children's hospital in OH but gets it wrong. "That is all", she said. The controversy began when someone tweeted a close-up photo of the American flag Trump had colored in while sitting with kids who were also coloring. (more...)
Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia
- August 28, 2018

Colombians are voting on seven anti-corruption measures in a referendum on Sunday, including a reduction in lawmakers' salaries and term limits for public posts, as graft scandals continue to spark outrage. Lopez and her supporters tried to overcome voter apathy with the help of a famous satirist, recording a campaign video that shows Lopez and a handful of middle-aged congressmen dressed up as reggaeton singers who riff that corruption is the "cancer of Colombia" and must be stopped. (more...)
Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches Trump attacks Google, claims it prioritizes 'fake news' in searches
- August 28, 2018

And for all of this information that we do have, there's even more we don't know about how Google search actually works because Google has steadfastly refused , like many other platforms, to be fully transparent about its inner workings. (more...)
John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator
- August 28, 2018

McCain, even as he neared death, disparaged Trump's presidency, rebuking the US leader for his seeming embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin's position at last month's Helsinki summit that Russia had not meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election. (more...)
German police criticised after violent far-right protest German police criticised after violent far-right protest
- August 28, 2018

Local police were trying to avert further violence as dozens of far-right demonstrators and hundreds of leftist protesters staged separate rallies in the city on Monday evening. "It's as simple as that!" "It could have targeted your father, son or brother!" he added. The protesters - some masked and thrusting Hitler salutes - chanted " Close the borders!" and carried signs that read "Stop the asylum flood". (more...)
Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court
- August 28, 2018

According to Tehran, the policy conducted by Washington "is nothing but naked economic aggression ". "We do this in the interests of USA national security as well as in pursuit of a more peaceful Middle East and a more peaceful world". Iranian lawyers made the request Monday, suggesting the sanctions are starving the already weak economy and violate a treaty signed back in 1955. The ICJ president Abdulqawi Yusuf heads a 15-judge panel hearing Iran's case. (more...)
Iranian Revolutionary Guard: 'We can block USA oil exports as revenge' Iranian Revolutionary Guard: 'We can block USA oil exports as revenge'
- August 28, 2018

While Rouhani begged Europe for help, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander General Alireza Tangsiri told Iranian media on Monday morning that his forces have full control of the Persian Gulf and Straits of Hormuz and can blockade shipping whenever they please. (more...)
EA cancels remaining Madden Classic qualifiers
- August 28, 2018

One of the victims, Taylor " spotmeplzzz " Robertson was identified by his gaming sponsor, Dot City Gaming. "We are committed to supporting Taylor and Elijah's families through this hard time , and we send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones, to those injured yesterday, and everyone affected". (more...)
Giant squid-mutant discovered on the beach in New Zealand Giant squid-mutant discovered on the beach in New Zealand
- August 28, 2018

In this television image made from video recorded in the summer of 2012 provided by NHK and Discovery Channel, a giant squid swims in the deep sea off Chichi island, Japan. "It was pretty clean, nothing major on it". They then called the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research , who scheduled to have the squid picked up, according to The Sun . (more...)
UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen: UN Experts UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen: UN Experts
- August 28, 2018

The experts visited some but not all parts of Yemen as they compiled the report. Since March past year, the UN's humanitarian aid agency has called Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis - with three-fourths of its population of over 20 million in need of humanitarian assistance. (more...)
Theresa May to visit President Buhari over bilateral business talks Theresa May to visit President Buhari over bilateral business talks
- August 28, 2018

Mrs May used her school visit to announce the expansion of the Chevening scholarship, with it being opened up 100 more of "Africa's brightest young people". The Presidency said the visit to South Africa would serve to further cement economic relations built up over several decades. Her only previous trip to the continent was a visit to Tunisia in 2015 in the aftermath of the Sousse hotel terror attack. (more...)
British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit Nigeria this week
- August 28, 2018

Addressing the pupils at their assembly, accompanied by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, she told them she'd never been to South Africa before. It is also the first to Sub-Saharan Africa by a British leader since David Cameron in 2013 for Mr Mandela's memorial service. On Monday, Theresa May will fly overnight from Heathrow to Cape Town. (more...)
Iran's parliament sacks finance minister in blow to Rouhani Iran's parliament sacks finance minister in blow to Rouhani
- August 28, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will answer questions over the performance of his administration to the parliament on August 29. The United States in May pulled out of a deal between Tehran and major powers to limit Iran's nuclear plans, and Washington imposed new sanctions on Tehran in August. (more...)
White House returns flag to half staff after backlash White House returns flag to half staff after backlash
- August 28, 2018

During his presidency, Trump repeatedly criticized McCain for torpedoing the "skinny" Obamacare repeal, and McCain ripped him for his foreign policy, particularly what he called a "disgraceful" summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. (more...)
Malaysia says no to foreign homeowners in Forest City project Malaysia says no to foreign homeowners in Forest City project
- August 28, 2018

Mahathir tapped into public displeasure over a perceived over-dependence on Chinese capital, saying that it was Najib's way of covering up for shortfalls caused by his administration's fiscal mismanagement and corruption, especially at scandal-tainted 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). (more...)

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