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United States imposes financial sanctions on Iran's foreign minister United States imposes financial sanctions on Iran's foreign minister
- August 01, 2019

Tensions have risen between the United States and Iran following U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal past year from a 2015 worldwide nuclear accord with Tehran. The state-run IRAN daily reported a seven-member delegation from Abu Dhabi met with Iranian border and coastguard commanders in Tehran in the first such meeting since 2013. (more...)
DRPK fires two short-range ballistic missiles second time this week DRPK fires two short-range ballistic missiles second time this week
- August 01, 2019

The country is also upset by South Korea buying F-35 fighter jets from the US. USA officials have insisted that they don't have a problem with the missile firing, with Trump noting they're very ordinary missiles. The missiles were fired at 5:06 and 5:27 a.m. Wednesday and traveled about 150 miles northeast before landing in the sea, according to the South Korean military. (more...)
Afghanistan: at least 28 civilians killed after bus hits roadside bomb Afghanistan: at least 28 civilians killed after bus hits roadside bomb
- August 01, 2019

The explosion came amid a USA push for peace with the Taliban that after several slow months now appears to be making progress. Pakistan on Wednesday condemned the bomb attack on a passenger bus in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that left scores of people killed and injured, the Foreign Ministry said here. (more...)
Virginia Delegate disrupts President Trump’s Jamestown speech with ‘deport hate’ sign Virginia Delegate disrupts President Trump’s Jamestown speech with ‘deport hate’ sign
- July 31, 2019

Almost a dozen black lawmakers joined for a wreath-laying ceremony at Virginia's State Capitol Tuesday. Governor Ralph Northam was almost forced to resign after a photo from his university yearbook surfaced showing one man dressed like a member of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan group and another wearing blackface paint. (more...)
Man finds dead baby in late mother's freezer Man finds dead baby in late mother's freezer
- July 31, 2019

He said his mother had always been "secretive about things", and while he had asked her about the box, she made it clear that was a "no-no conversation". "That's what makes me think maybe she did something to this baby and didn't want to tell anyone because she was afraid she would get in trouble". Smith said his mother once told him she lost a child at birth. (more...)
Donald Trump Attacks Al Sharpton as ‘Con Man’ in Twitter Outburst Donald Trump Attacks Al Sharpton as ‘Con Man’ in Twitter Outburst
- July 31, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his attacks on a prominent black USA lawmaker from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton , further fueling racial tensions as he linked his attacks to his 2020 re-election bid. (more...)
2 employees killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Mississippi Walmart 2 employees killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Mississippi Walmart
- July 31, 2019

The incident rattled the community of Southaven 15 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee, and home to 55,000 people. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad later responded for a report of a suspicious package inside the store. "Pop pop pop pop - more than a dozen shots", Odom told CNN . A massive police presence surrounded the store Tuesday morning. Phil Cox, a 70-year-old Walmart customer, told NBC News he had just left the store when he heard gunshots near him. (more...)
Gunfire Breaks Out at a Block Party in Brooklyn Gunfire Breaks Out at a Block Party in Brooklyn
- July 30, 2019

The condition of the other victims is not yet known. Top police officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio asked Brownsville residents at a press conference on Sunday for any video or photos that may help the NYPD identity what is believed to be "no less than two shooters". (more...)
Christie on Trump: Angry tweeting at Cummings won't fix anything Christie on Trump: Angry tweeting at Cummings won't fix anything
- July 30, 2019

His radical "oversight" is a joke! Later Monday, Sharpton is set to hold a press conference in Baltimore with former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a Republican, "to address Trump's remarks & bi-partisan outrage in the black community". (more...)
At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated
- July 30, 2019

Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state, local media reported . In the photos released online, you can see inmates running for safety on the roof of the prison. In the violent northeast, prison gangs have grown powerful moving cocaine from Colombia and Peru along the Amazon's waterways to the Atlantic coast, where it heads to Africa and Europe. (more...)
Grasshopper swarms have Las Vegas feeling antsy Grasshopper swarms have Las Vegas feeling antsy
- July 30, 2019

A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers had residents and tourists of Las Vegas in panic as massive swarms of the insects plagued the city's streets, and are expected to keep doing so for the next two weeks before they migrate onward. And for the unfortunate scenario of one of the bugs getting into your vehicle wile you're driving, Knight says you should remain calm. But Knight says there's no need to fear these grasshoppers because they're harmless to humans. (more...)
Schiff: We're 'Preliminary' To Potential Impeachment Schiff: We're 'Preliminary' To Potential Impeachment
- July 29, 2019

We're not limited to that", Nadler said. "From my personal standpoint, I would say we're in an impeachment investigation", Maryland Rep. The language in the lawsuit was approved by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , according to a source familiar with the matter. (more...)
Father: Canadian manhunt will end in son’s death Father: Canadian manhunt will end in son’s death
- July 29, 2019

The sightings took place before a torched RAV 4 - which police say was used by the suspects - was discovered near the northern Manitoba community. During the investigation in British Columbia, police found Dyck's body roughly a mile (about 2 kilometers) from the first burned-out vehicle. (more...)
US presses WTO to stop lenient trade treatment of China US presses WTO to stop lenient trade treatment of China
- July 29, 2019

The White House noted that some of the world's wealthiest nations on a per capita basis are listed as developing countries, including oil-rich nations like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, along with regional powers like Turkey, South Korea and Mexico. (more...)
Australian swimmer tests positive for banned substance Australian swimmer tests positive for banned substance
- July 29, 2019

She said she expected the failed drug test would not deter Mack Horton and others who have publicly protested against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang . Shayna Jack of Australia faces a ban after her B sample tested positive to Ligandrol. I absolutely support Mack, he's entitled to say and do that on an issue that he is passionate about and we are too. Jack said she did not know how she consumed Ligandrol - a substance she said can be found in contaminated supplements. (more...)
Israel, US test long-range missile defense system in Alaska Israel, US test long-range missile defense system in Alaska
- July 29, 2019

The Arrow-3 Interceptor missile achieved a "major milestone" in its development during a successful flight test where the system effectively intercepted a missile target outside the atmosphere, the U.S. The Arrow system is a family of anti-ballistic missiles designed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and manufactured by the IAI and US top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company. (more...)
Russia: Protesters defy ban on opposition rally in Moscow Russia: Protesters defy ban on opposition rally in Moscow
- July 28, 2019

Protesters are calling for fair elections and for opposition candidates to be allowed to run for the city council. Clashes between police and demonstrators lasted for several hours in downtown Moscow, where at least 638 were detained, according to OVD-Info, an independent monitoring agency. (more...)
Mahalaxmi Express: 500 passengers rescued so far Mahalaxmi Express: 500 passengers rescued so far
- July 28, 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also instructed the Chief Secretary of the state to personally monitor rescue operations . SN Pradhan, DG NDRF on #MahalaxmiExpress rescue operation said, Women & children were evacuated first including 9 pregnant women, after that elderly people were evacuated & finally male passengers. (more...)
Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK
- July 28, 2019

He earlier said "no ifs, no buts" the country will leave the bloc on October 31. This prompted a nod of the head from Mr Javid and Mr Johnson went on to say his Cabinet are "now committed, all of us, to leaving the European Union on October 31 or indeed earlier - no ifs, no buts". (more...)
Twin babies found dead in auto after father 'forgot they were there' Twin babies found dead in auto after father 'forgot they were there'
- July 28, 2019

Police are investigating the case as an accidental hot auto death. The father, identified as Juan Rodriguez , was charged early Saturday with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths, WCBS and ABC News report . (more...)
American citizens arrested in Rome after police officer killed American citizens arrested in Rome after police officer killed
- July 28, 2019

Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities investigate their alleged roles in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer on a street near their hotel. Interrogated by the Carabinieri under the oversight of Rome's public prosecutor, the accused confessed. Elder's lawyer, Francesco Codini, said his client had exercised his right not to respond to questions during a detention hearing Saturday. (more...)
Palestinians will halt all agreements with Israel, says Abbas Palestinians will halt all agreements with Israel, says Abbas
- July 27, 2019

He suggested that Security Council resolutions on those issues are unenforceable. He said a decision on the release of the political component of the U.S. He said it would provide enough detail for people to see "what compromises will be necessary to achieve a realistic, lasting, comprehensive solution to this conflict". (more...)
AG Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty after 16-Year Hiatus AG Barr Reinstates Federal Death Penalty after 16-Year Hiatus
- July 27, 2019

Lee was found guilty on May 4, 1999, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas of several offenses, including three counts of murder in aid of racketeering, and was sentenced to death. Alfred Bourgeois is now scheduled for a January 13, 2020, execution after his 2004 sentencing for the torture, sexual molestation and murder of his toddler daughter. (more...)
Trump Sues House Panel, New York to Protect Tax Returns Trump Sues House Panel, New York to Protect Tax Returns
- July 27, 2019

Trump's lawyers argued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that obtaining his tax returns violates his constitutional rights and accused the Democratic-controlled committee of "presidential harassment", Reuters reported . (more...)
University of MS student arrested in Ally Kostial's death University of MS student arrested in Ally Kostial's death
- July 26, 2019

She had been shot eight times . Brandon Theesfeld of Texas was arrested around 4 p.m. Monday in the death of 21-year-old Alexandria "Ally" Kostial . The University of Mississippi Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said in a statement that the university was saddened by the death. The killing has drawn the response of multiple agencies. (more...)
116 migrants reported missing off Libyan coast 116 migrants reported missing off Libyan coast
- July 26, 2019

In January past year, 64 migrants were killed after an overcrowded rubber dinghy set out from Libya sustained a puncture and sank in the Mediterranean. Following the uprising in Libya that killed its dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, migrants from the country have attempted to cross the seas for a better life in European countries. (more...)
Missing teens now suspects in deaths of tourist couple in Canada Missing teens now suspects in deaths of tourist couple in Canada
- July 25, 2019

Mychelle Keeper said McLeod paid for $20 of fuel and Schmegelsky asked if they could consume alcohol in the community, which is dry. "They were happy and they were smiling", Curtis said. "We would like to stress the importance of heightened vigilance and awareness for anybody travelling in and around the area". It also suggests all forms of identification were taken, he said. (more...)
Iran defense minister says no Iranian drone has been downed Iran defense minister says no Iranian drone has been downed
- July 25, 2019

During the final days of Theresa May's premiership, Britain has sought to cobble together an as-yet-undefined "Europe-led force" that could protect shipping in the waterway, which transports one-fifth of the world's crude oil supply. US Central Command said it was developing a multinational maritime effort in response to the situation. Spain, Sweden, Poland and Germany also showed interest. (more...)
Girl tossed in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists Girl tossed in air after bison charges Yellowstone tourists
- July 25, 2019

Excited to see the animal up close, they encroached on the bison, coming within 5 feet (1.5 meters) when it suddenly charged the crowd. Frightening video shows park visitors fleeing a charging bison before it strikes and flings a young girl several feet into the air. (more...)
Boris Johnson officially becomes United Kingdom leader Boris Johnson officially becomes United Kingdom leader
- July 25, 2019

He will be the 14th prime minister of the queen's 67-year reign. In a statement, she said: "David's record of service at the Scotland Office - first as a minister in the coalition government, then as secretary of state these last four years - has been exemplary". (more...)
Taiwan blames China after being stripped of skating event Taiwan blames China after being stripped of skating event
- July 25, 2019

The U.S. has repeatedly raised Beijing's ire by selling arms to Taiwan . The U.S. has accused China of militarizing the disputed waterway by deploying forces on reclaimed reefs while Beijing describes increased American naval patrols as destabilizing. (more...)
Pregnant mother killed trying to shield toddler from gunfire Pregnant mother killed trying to shield toddler from gunfire
- July 25, 2019

Freddie Williams, with the Moultrie Police Department, told WTXL . Harrison reportedly took the baby to the Colquitt Regional Medical Center on Saturday, but the baby died later that day from injuries sustained during the fall. The other woman involved in the fight has not been charged, but officials say that more arrests could be made in the case. It remains unclear what Harrison and the other woman were fighting about in the parking lot and if they were known to each other. (more...)
Trump Agrees With Request For Prompt Issuance Of Huawei Sales License Trump Agrees With Request For Prompt Issuance Of Huawei Sales License
- July 24, 2019

Nicole said she hopes to be a guest at one of Trump's events someday. A Huawei executive was also quoted as telling German newspaper Die Welt that Huawei has a back-up OS in case it is cut off from US-made software. Guatemala ranks just 46th among US partners in the trade of goods, and any sanctions would likely first impact Guatemala's financial and industrial elite, said political analyst Roberto Santiago. (more...)
Trump Reaches Budget Deal With Democrats Trump Reaches Budget Deal With Democrats
- July 24, 2019

That's important to understand when you hear members of Congress and opinion-leaders from both sides wail and gnash their teeth over the deal and threaten to drag Washington down to the bottom of hell rather than submit to it. The spending levels in this deal would only accelerate that climb, adding about $2 trillion to projected debt levels over the next decade. Mnuchin was eager to avert a crisis over the government's debt limit. (more...)
Man's sketch released in Alaska Highway murder investigation Man's sketch released in Alaska Highway murder investigation
- July 24, 2019

The RCMP raised fears the couple may be victims of a murderous crime spree in northern BC by declaring it was possible the killings are linked to the discovery on Friday of another dead man, two missing teenagers and a torched Dodge pickup truck. (more...)
Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US | News Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US | News
- July 24, 2019

The change casts a wider net of undocumented immigrants subject to the fast-track deportation procedure known as "expedited removal", which allows immigration authorities to remove an individual without a hearing before an immigration judge. (more...)
Jo Swinson's election as Lib Der leader welcomed by Board Jo Swinson's election as Lib Der leader welcomed by Board
- July 24, 2019

The new Lib Dem leader served as a minister in the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government and supported the austerity agenda throughout that parliament. "I was down at the Donald Trump protest last week and several people came up to me and said they had joined the Lib Dems as a result of seeing me on Question Time", she told Business Insider. (more...)
'Will be etched in our glorious history': PM lauds team Chandrayaan-2 'Will be etched in our glorious history': PM lauds team Chandrayaan-2
- July 24, 2019

Private sector players had a significant role to play in the success of the state-run ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission with companies like Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Godrej group contributing with hardware and testing solutions. In its first moon outing with Chandrayaan-1, India had been instrumental in the discovery of water molecules on its surface. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said of the mission as anxious faces in the 7,500-strong visitor gallery and tension in the mission control room ... (more...)
Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network
- July 24, 2019

Trump has put Huawei on its so-called entity list , which meant USA companies needed a license to supply U.S. technology to the Chinese firm. Any company providing Panda with a minimum of 10% US-made kit would be in violation of the ban. (more...)
Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign
- July 24, 2019

Many Puerto Ricans have been calling for Rosselló's resignation after leaked online chats showed him insulting women and political opponents as well as mocking victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the island territory. (more...)