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Cathay Pacific Suspends Pilot Arrested In Hong Kong Protests Cathay Pacific Suspends Pilot Arrested In Hong Kong Protests
- August 12, 2019

That will include more lessons on patriotism in the school curriculum, more spending on free tours of key sites in mainland China glorifying the party and economic inducements such as the offer of high-paying jobs in the Pearl River Delta surrounding Hong Kong. (more...)
United Kingdom opposition warns Johnson against Brexit 'abuse of power' United Kingdom opposition warns Johnson against Brexit 'abuse of power'
- August 11, 2019

The disclosure is likely to be seen as a further attempt to ratchet up pressure on the European Union, driving home the message that the Government is serious about leaving at the end of October, with or without a deal. "We are today announcing here on Facebook Live that we are changing the rules on immigration so as to make the United Kingdom even more open, even more welcoming to scientists from around the world", Johnson said. (more...)
Dozens killed as fuel tanker explodes in Tanzania Dozens killed as fuel tanker explodes in Tanzania
- August 11, 2019

We warned that the truck could explode at any moment, but no one wanted to listen, so we went on our way. Police managed to put out the flames and cordoned off the area. DAR ES SALAAM-A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped through a crowd that had gathered to siphon petrol from it. (more...)
Amnesty warns on United States travel over mass shootings Amnesty warns on United States travel over mass shootings
- August 11, 2019

It adds that it aims to hold up a mirror to the USA using the model of the United States Department of State's travel advice for US travelers to other countries. "The government has not taken sufficient steps to meet this obligation". The Consulate General of Japan has warned against traveling to the United States in the wake of multiple mass shootings that took place over the weekend. (more...)
Jeffrey Epstein: Financier 'found dead in cell' in NY Jeffrey Epstein: Financier 'found dead in cell' in NY
- August 11, 2019

That plea deal was closely scrutinised in recent weeks and, last month, US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned over his role in it . In 2015, Ms Maxwell was sued by Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Epstein who also alleged she was forced into a sexual encounter with Andrew when she was 17. (more...)
Two dead in Russian Federation rocket explosion Two dead in Russian Federation rocket explosion
- August 11, 2019

The area in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk region is home to a weapons testing range for the navy. "Six representatives of the Defense Ministry and of the manufacturer have sustained injuries of varying severity at the scene", the defense ministry said . (more...)
Texas airport watches as pilot son returns remains of Vietnam vet father Texas airport watches as pilot son returns remains of Vietnam vet father
- August 11, 2019

After Col. Knight's death, Brian Knight followed in his father's footsteps, joining the Air Force. Canadian journalist Jackson Proskow was at the airport , waiting for his flight home, when he heard a gate agent announce the arrival of Knight's flight and shared the story of how the son was flying home his father's remains. (more...)
Syria: US-Turkish Deal ‘Blatant Attack’ on Syria Syria: US-Turkish Deal ‘Blatant Attack’ on Syria
- August 10, 2019

The operation will be carried out in the east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria as soon as possible to the area controlled by the YPG, the Turkish leader said on August 4. "Humanitarian actors are increasingly concerned by statements suggesting possible military intervention, which would have severe humanitarian consequences in an area which has already witnessed years of military activity, displacement, droughts and floods", he added. (more...)
Power outage hits London, other parts of England Power outage hits London, other parts of England
- August 10, 2019

Strike-hit South Western Railway has not been affected, but reported numerous incidents such as tress having fallen on lines and an "operational incident" affecting services to Exeter. Harriet Jackson, 26, said there was an "apocalyptic" scene on Northcote Road, in Battersea, when traffic lights cut out and cars were not stopping. (more...)
European Union diplomats hint no-deal Brexit as Johnson's central scenario European Union diplomats hint no-deal Brexit as Johnson's central scenario
- August 09, 2019

Fears of a no-deal have increased since Mr Johnson took office just under two weeks ago, after his demands that the European Union renegotiate the agreement struck with Theresa May were rejected by Brussels . "In terms of a strict reading of the legislation, Boris is not required to resign". A CRUCIAL move from Boris Johnson could result in the Queen being forced to make a divisive decision on Brexit, according to politics expert Charlie Cooper. (more...)
Dozens released after massive MS immigration raids Dozens released after massive MS immigration raids
- August 09, 2019

Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) Acting Director Matthew Albence testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's Homeland Security Subcommittee on Capitol Hill July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. The companies who hired illegal workers will be scrutinized for tax, document and wage fraud, Albence said. A few workers tried to flee on foot but were captured from the factory premises. (more...)
Diplomatic hot seat: US ambassador in Moscow resigns: media report Diplomatic hot seat: US ambassador in Moscow resigns: media report
- August 09, 2019

Huntsman wrote in his resignation letter that the U.S. Huntsman, a Republican, left the Utah governor's office in 2009, when former President Barack Obama named him as ambassador to China. Huntsman also served as USA ambassador to Singapore in the early 1990s, as well as a deputy US trade representative under former President George W. (more...)
Amid trade spat, South Korean President questions Japan's intentions Amid trade spat, South Korean President questions Japan's intentions
- August 09, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that South Korea has agreed to pay more for its defense. The so-called Alliance 19-2 exercises were instituted after Trump unilaterally agreed to Kim's request previous year to suspend larger, live-fire Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that North Korea long denounced as an effort to prepare for an invasion. (more...)
Gilroy festival shooter had a ‘target list’ with religious and political groups Gilroy festival shooter had a ‘target list’ with religious and political groups
- August 09, 2019

Researchers are increasingly seeing shooters with a broad range of incentives and, at times, conflicting ideologies, which can make it hard to classify attacks and pinpoint motivations, said Brian Levin, director of California State University, San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. (more...)
Humidity and rain chances continue to increase Humidity and rain chances continue to increase
- August 09, 2019

More rain and storms will fire up this afternoon. The severe threat is low today , but a few storms could produce damaging winds, hail and torrential downpours. We lose the humidity by Friday through the weekend as sunshine takes hold, refreshing breezes move in and highs top out in the 70s. Partly sunny skies will give way to a few showers and thunderstorms between 1 - 8pm. (more...)
Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison dressed as his daughter Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison dressed as his daughter
- August 08, 2019

Officials at the Rio de Janeiro prison said da Silva's nervousness gave him away. The plan had allegedly been for Clauvino da Silva to leave his 19-year-old daughter, who had been visiting him, behind in the prison while he walked out the penitentiary's main door in her place, CBS News reports. (more...)
HEADS UP: Few strong-to-severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon, evening HEADS UP: Few strong-to-severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon, evening
- August 08, 2019

We may be fog-free, but we're quite humid this Tuesday. That system is also stirring up the Atlantic Ocean a bit, so a moderate risk of unsafe rip currents has been posted for the entire Jersey Shore. A few showers and storms are possible into the evening with any storm development likely fading after sunset. Highs will only be in the low to mid 70s. (more...)
Death toll in El Paso and Dayton mass shootings rises to 30 Death toll in El Paso and Dayton mass shootings rises to 30
- August 07, 2019

The County of El Paso's state court has "pre-file case" listed for "State of Texas vs Patrick Crusius" that shows a single charge of capital murder against Crusius. "The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime-one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation's most risky cities", the president said. (more...)
RCMP complete search of river near Gillam, Man., for murder suspects RCMP complete search of river near Gillam, Man., for murder suspects
- August 07, 2019

On the same day, a damaged boat was found along the same river, which prompted an immediate response by the RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team. Police say a roadblock has been put in place in the Sundance, Man., area for other search efforts, but they declined to provide further details. (more...)
AOC Questions McConnell About Fancy Farm Photo Of Team Mitch Supporters AOC Questions McConnell About Fancy Farm Photo Of Team Mitch Supporters
- August 07, 2019

McConnell's campaign, however, is denying any involvement with the group of young men. Demonstrators chanted, rang cowbells, banged pots and pans, and scraped a plastic shovel across the concrete sidewalk as they called for an end to white supremacy and gun violence in the Kentucky Republican's Louisville district, WLKY reported . (more...)
Former Indian FM Sushma Swaraj passes away Former Indian FM Sushma Swaraj passes away
- August 07, 2019

An excellent administrator, Sushma-ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. Swaraj , who had a kidney transplant in 2016, had opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "May her soul rest in peace", tweets outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Swaraj received a law degree and began her political career in the 1970s closely associated with socialist leaders. (more...)
ESA refutes claims of linkage between video games and violent behavior ESA refutes claims of linkage between video games and violent behavior
- August 07, 2019

In an interview with Fox News in the wake of the shootings, McCarthy said videogames that involve shooting "dehumanize individuals". Former Vice President Joe Biden said that violent video games that teach children "that you can shoot somebody" are "not healthy". (more...)
Dayton Suspect Connor Betts Killed His Own Sister During Massacre, Say Officials Dayton Suspect Connor Betts Killed His Own Sister During Massacre, Say Officials
- August 06, 2019

Dayton Police tweeted that an active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at 1:00am (local time), but that officers nearby were able to "put an end to it quickly". Police said twenty people were killed and 26 were wounded in the violence. The killer has been shot dead and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are now at the scene. (more...)
Moment Donald Trump makes awkward blunder during speech on mass shootings Moment Donald Trump makes awkward blunder during speech on mass shootings
- August 06, 2019

The non profit run by researcher Mark Bryant defines mass shootings as shootings in which four or more people are injured or killed, not including the shooter, in a single incident. He called on the Senate to push for universal background checks, federal legislation on protection orders and a debate on banning assault weapons. (more...)
Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria
- August 06, 2019

Turkey has been running out of patience with the United States, who made an agreement with Ankara to implement a safe zone in northeastern Syria . The plan suggests Turkey and the United States would dismantle YPG fortifications in the area and conduct joint patrols, initially in the middle third of the zone that runs along the Turkish border. (more...)
Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt
- August 05, 2019

Greenland has been enduring the heat wave that last week baked Europe, breaking temperature records in five countries. In this aerial view melting ice forms a lake on free-floating ice jammed into the Ilulissat Icefjord during unseasonably warm weather on July 30, 2019 near Ilulissat, Greenland. (more...)
20 confirmed killed in El Paso Walmart shooting rampage 20 confirmed killed in El Paso Walmart shooting rampage
- August 05, 2019

He said he was shopping in a sports store when a child came into the store saying there was an active shooter at the nearby Walmart . The Walmart was full of shoppers buying back-to-school supplies at the time of the attack. Officers patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting , which unfolded around 1 a.m. on the streets of the downtown Oregon District, Mayor Nan Whaley said. (more...)
Hamza bin Laden was very threatening to US Hamza bin Laden was very threatening to US
- August 05, 2019

While this remains a contested hypothesis, with Al Qaeda being led by multiple top-level leaders, it could show that the U.S. has been committed to end the dynastic trail of the Bin Laden name which could be a binding force and act as a renewed call to strengthen the group amongst the younger generation of Muslims. (more...)
UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health system UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health system
- August 05, 2019

The prime minister said: "It's all there in the Good Friday Agreement, we believe in complete impartiality and that's what we're going to observe". 'The leaders both expressed their commitment to delivering an ambitious free trade agreement and to starting negotiations as soon as possible after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union '. (more...)
Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Deal And Sends It To Trump Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Deal And Sends It To Trump
- August 05, 2019

The Senate passed a two-year budget resolution on August 1 that sets caps for military and domestic spending through fiscal year 2021 and extends the debt ceiling through July 31, 2021, punting several sensitive spending issues until after the 2020 election . (more...)
Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter Santino William Legan killed himself: coroner Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter Santino William Legan killed himself: coroner
- August 04, 2019

The autopsy showed specifically that Legan died from a self-inflicted gunshot fired into his mouth, said Cindy Gallego, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County coroner's office. The officers got there fast, they engaged him fast, they drew his fire, they eliminated the threat. "Whether he fired that final shot, in my mind, changes nothing". (more...)
Plane Lands on Washington State Road, Stops at Red Light Plane Lands on Washington State Road, Stops at Red Light
- August 04, 2019

According to The New York Post , Acklam was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy Washington State highway. Photos from Dewitt show the plane in the parking lot of a Jiffy Lube. The pilot, David Acklam, is grateful to have survived. "I was flying to work and my engine quit..." Thompson activated his lights and sirens and made a U-turn to follow the plane, authorities said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to grant women equal travel rights as men Saudi Arabia to grant women equal travel rights as men
- August 04, 2019

Saudi women fleeing domestic abuse and the guardianship system occasionally drew global attention to their plight, being dubbed "runaways" for escaping the kingdom and seeking asylum overseas. For decades, women in Saudi Arabia have been subjected to repressive male guardianship laws that have imposed restrictions on their rights to travel independently, work or study - shackling important aspects of women's lives to their male relatives. (more...)
Multiple people injured in active shooting near El Paso, Texas mall Multiple people injured in active shooting near El Paso, Texas mall
- August 04, 2019

There were reports of gunfire in several locations - in both the Cielo Vista mall and the nearby Walmart , police said - but reports of further gunshots at another nearby mall, Bassett, were not true. Video images appeared to show customers streaming out of a department store in the vehicle park. "Hands in the air!" an officer can be heard shouting in the footage. (more...)
NYPD judge recommends firing officer in connection to Eric Garner death NYPD judge recommends firing officer in connection to Eric Garner death
- August 03, 2019

Finally, the NY City Police Benevolent Association issued a statement about the judge's decision calling it "political insanity" and predicting the NYPD will be paralyzed if Pantaleo is fired . Garner died during a now-infamous arrest in 2014, after officers confronted him for illegally selling cigarettes outside a Staten Island store. The civil rights activist Rev. (more...)
In new attack, Trump says US intelligence agencies ‘run amok’ In new attack, Trump says US intelligence agencies ‘run amok’
- August 03, 2019

We need somebody strong that can really rein it in. As you've all learned, the intelligence agencies have run amok. 'Mitch McConnell is a man that knows less about Russian Federation and Russia influence than even Donald Trump , and I know nothing, ' Trump said in McConnell's defense. (more...)
Woman says conditioner she bought was tampered with HAIR REMOVAL cream Woman says conditioner she bought was tampered with HAIR REMOVAL cream
- August 03, 2019

Robinson added more Facebook posts in the following days, eventually sharing that she chose to shave her head rather than deal with the continued hair loss. Edwards said that she doesn't understand why they would do something so vile. Horrified, Rose stared down at the shower floor as her brunette hair gathered in piles around her feet. (more...)
South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan South Korean man set himself ablaze to protest Japan
- August 02, 2019

North Korea have accused the U.S. of breaking its own promises by going ahead with war drills with South Korea . According to North Korean state media, leader Kim Jong-un attended Wednesday's test firing of a new multi-rocket launcher system. (more...)
Trump rallying in Cincinnati hoping to capitalize on Democratic debates Trump rallying in Cincinnati hoping to capitalize on Democratic debates
- August 02, 2019

The General Assembly, considered the oldest continuously operating legislative body in North America, grew out of a gathering that convened in July 1619. 80% of black people said Trump is racist, while 11% said he is not. You have a large African American population. Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass of California, a member of the Ghana delegation who was aware of Trump's recent social media activity and his trip to Jamestown, said in a statement Tuesday: "Twenty years ago, ... (more...)
Tax returns required to be on California ballot | Connect the Dots Tax returns required to be on California ballot | Connect the Dots
- August 01, 2019

The California primary is coming up soon. Of the 12 highest-polling candidates, four would not now qualify for a spot on California's ballot, including former Vice President Joe Biden - who has only released three years of tax returns ... (more...)