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Romanian police clash with anti-government protesters

Romanian police clash with anti-government protesters Initial data indicated that more than 400 people received medical care at the square and two gendarmes were attacked, it said. President Klaus Iohannis, a critic of the left-wing government, condemned "the brutal intervention of riot police". [Full Article...]

Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taleban press their offensive

Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taleban press their offensive A spokesman for US Forces in Afghanistan said the fighting had "ceased" as of today morning, hours after the insurgents began the assault late yesterday from several positions around the city. Such attacks are the reason why United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops remain in the country, despite primary combat objectives having been concluded in 2014. [Full Article...]

Mendocino Complex Fire 70 percent contained; full containment still weeks away

Mendocino Complex Fire 70 percent contained; full containment still weeks away Firefighters have made major progress against a blaze threatening homes in Southern California - with its containment almost quadrupling within two days. Last week it was reported that the Ranch and River Fires - which firefighters have grouped together as the " Mendocino Complex Fire " - formed the largest wildfire in state history . [Full Article...]

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee to start Sept. 4

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee to start Sept. 4 President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next justice on the Supreme Court -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh -- is set for a confirmation hearing on September 4, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday. Democrats are seeking documents from Kavanaugh's service from 2001 to 2003 as a White House lawyer under Republican former President George W. Bush. [Full Article...]

European Union observers to leave Zimbabwe in wake of disputed election

European Union observers to leave Zimbabwe in wake of disputed election We are seeking a declaration to the effect that the presidential election was not properly conducted", MDC party lawyer Thanbani Mpofu said. The EU, US, Canadian and Australian missions to Zimbabwe urged authorities to guarantee Biti's safety and human rights, and said they were "deeply disturbed" by reports that opposition supporters were being targeted by the Zimbabwean security forces. [Full Article...]

Airbnb warns it may expel 'Unite the Right' rally participants

Airbnb warns it may expel 'Unite the Right' rally participants Two Virginia State Police troopers were killed when their helicopter crashed outside of Charlottesville. The group took part in last year's Unite the Right rally , but has not announced plans regarding Sunday's rally in Washington , D.C. [Full Article...]

Lombok quake: Death toll rises to 259 amid rescue efforts

Lombok quake: Death toll rises to 259 amid rescue efforts The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes , mosques and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach survivors in some of the worst-hit areas four days later. The powerful 6.9-magnitude quake that struck the island of Lombok has left more than 130 people dead and displaced thousands. The death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude ... [Full Article...]

Someone Added the 'Halo' Theme Song to Mike Pence Space Force Speech

Someone Added the 'Halo' Theme Song to Mike Pence Space Force Speech It would require a new headquarters and major organizational changes. Former astronaut and retired US Navy Captain Mark Kelly on Thursday said a separate military branch devoted to space was redundant and wasteful, and that while Pence was right about the threats in outer space, the military was already handling them. [Full Article...]

North Korea condemns new U.S. sanctions

North Korea condemns new U.S. sanctions The statement, credited to North Korea's Foreign Ministry, notably did not blame Trump but singled out "some high-level officials within the USA administration" who it said were going against the President's will. South Korea started looking into allegations of North Korean coal imports back in October and the government was criticized over how long it was taking to investigate. [Full Article...]

Multiple Fatalities in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Multiple Fatalities in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick Authorities in the provincial capital, about 75 kilometres (45 miles) from the border between Canada and the USA state of ME, had initially urged people in the neighbourhood to stay indoors. MacCoubrey said he heard as many as 17 more gunshots over the next hour and it sounded like they were coming from the middle of his Brookside Drive apartment complex that has four buildings in a square. [Full Article...]

West Hollywood Wants Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star Removed

West Hollywood Wants Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star Removed The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in the past that they would never remove a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of backlash against a celebrity. Earlier today, 24-year-old Austin Clay was formally charged by the Los Angeles county district attorney with one count of felony vandalism over the July 26th destruction of the star; a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 3 years... [Full Article...]

Vice president to unveil detailed plan Thursday to establish Trump’s Space Force

Vice president to unveil detailed plan Thursday to establish Trump’s Space Force Critics view the creation of a Space Force as an unnecessary and expensive bureaucratic endeavor and scoff at comparisons to the establishment of the Air Force in 1947. " Russia has been designing an airborne laser to disrupt our space based system and it claims to be developing missiles that can be launched from an aircraft mid flight to destroy American satellites". [Full Article...]

'The whole room started to shake': Couple tell of Indonesia natural disaster terror

'The whole room started to shake': Couple tell of Indonesia natural disaster terror A Dunedin couple were among the thousands of tourists caught up in the confusion and panic as they waited to be evacuated from a small island near the coast of Lombok, after the powerful 6.9-magnitude quake struck on Sunday. Montgomery-Lay said she and her family have travelled to more than 20 countries after her daughter, Logan Lay, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005, which she has been batt... [Full Article...]

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza Hamas officials attend a meeting with Palestinian factions in Gaza City on August 5, 2018. United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas who have fought three wars since 2008.Hamas officials had no immediate comment on the ship´s seizure. [Full Article...]

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats The reimposition of USA sanctions followed Trump's decision earlier this year to pull out of a 2015 deal to lift the punitive measures in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program created to prevent it from building an atomic bomb. Last month, Trump offered to meet Iran's leaders "without preconditions". "Tantrums & CAPPED TWEETS won't change the fact that the world is sick & exhausted of U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing In an interview on army radio on Tuesday, Israel's Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz welcomed Asbar's "departure from the world". The Al-Watan daily newspaper said he was killed because of his " important " work on Syrian defence systems. [Full Article...]

Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament This followed the sack of Lawal Daura by acting President Yemi Osinbajo following the siege on the National Assembly laid by security agents on Tuesday. Saraki was also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They prevented lawmakers and journalists from gaining access into the premises in what many believe to be a plot to imple... [Full Article...]

Wild brawl at nail salon

Wild brawl at nail salon She was later released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, police said. Exactly what happened next is disputed. According to the nail association, an employee told them Thomas refused to pay for any of the other services she received, telling CBS New York that the altercation could have easily been avoided. [Full Article...]

Metal detectors delayed at Florida school where 17 died

Metal detectors delayed at Florida school where 17 died At a later time , he allegedly remarked, "I want to die". Later, Cruz changed his mind and asked if he could be transferred to Cross Creek. Cruz, a former Stoneman Douglas student, roamed the hallways of the 1200 building on campus February 14 for several minutes, targeting victims huddled in classrooms on the first and second floors, killing 14 students and three school employees in one of t... [Full Article...]

Tamil Veteran Politician Karunanidhi Passed Away

Tamil Veteran Politician Karunanidhi Passed Away He was known for drawing foreign investors to India's second largest state economy, and oversaw the state becoming an industrial powerhouse, credited with opening many industrial and technology parks. With Sivaji Ganesan making his debut, it marked the beginning of a new era. The DMK patriarch has established an indisputable, not to mention special, place in the lives and hearts of people of Tamil... [Full Article...]


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