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Russian warplanes strike Nusra Front militants in Syria's Idlib

Russian warplanes strike Nusra Front militants in Syria's Idlib The threats come a week after the Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned top diplomats in Washington that militants in Idlib were planning a false-flag chemical attack, in order to frame the government of Bashar Assad as his forces prepare for an offensive to recapture the northern province. [Full Article...]

Brazilians mourn museum destroyed in fire

Brazilians mourn museum destroyed in fire An email sent to the museum late Sunday was not immediately returned. The museum caught fire around 7:30 p.m. local time and at least part of its collection of 20 million items was destroyed. The interior of the building was mostly wood, and safety upgrades were hard to make because of federal rules governing historically protected sites. It was the oldest museum in Brazil , and it was manage... [Full Article...]

Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead

Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead Earlier while interacting with media persons, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that there were no reports of deaths but later one person was found dead while 19 others were reported injured. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee promised to initiate a high-level inquiry into the incident. According to a state official, the 40-year-old bridge was constructed by the Kolkata Port Trust and the b... [Full Article...]

Trump says Sessions' DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

Trump says Sessions' DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that the justice department's decision to file charges put "easy wins now in doubt". One is accused of insider trading and the other of campaign violations. He calls both "Obama era, [sic] investigations" - despite both men's alleged wrongdoing taking place in 2017 - and suggests Sessions created an unnecessary headache. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Jebi whips up monster waves, makes landfall in Japan

Typhoon Jebi whips up monster waves, makes landfall in Japan Jebi - whose name means "swallow" in Korean - was briefly considered a super typhoon and is the latest harsh weather to hit Japan this summer following rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. As the storm approached, Abe called a disaster response meeting and cancelled a trip to western Japan. "I urge the Japanese people to take action to protect your... [Full Article...]

Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many

Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many The two unnamed women, ages 22 and 32, were arrested in April after Islamic enforcement officers spotted them in a vehicle together in northeast Terengganu state, according to Agence France-Presse. Suhakam noted that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Convention Against Torture all prohibit torture and other forms "cruel, in... [Full Article...]

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Damascus to discuss plans for an upcoming summit between the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey, which Tehran will host on September 7 to discuss Idlib, Iran's Fars news agency reported . [Full Article...]

Chinese billionaire back at work amid US sexual conduct probe

Chinese billionaire back at work amid US sexual conduct probe China's Foreign Ministry said Monday it had launched an investigation into the circumstances of Liu's arrest. JD.com in a statement on Sunday said Liu, whose Chinese name is Liu Qiangdong, was falsely accused. The US$45 billion company, the main rival to Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group , said it would take legal action against " false reporting or rumours". [Full Article...]

Pro-Russian rebel leader killed in eastern Ukraine blast

Pro-Russian rebel leader killed in eastern Ukraine blast Deputy rebel military commander Eduard Basurin said the explosion in the region's capital of Donetsk was caused by a bomb planted in the restaurant, which was named "Separ" in honor of the separatists and decorated with camouflage netting hanging from the eaves. [Full Article...]

Reuters Reporters Jailed For 7 Years In Landmark Myanmar Secrets Case

Reuters Reporters Jailed For 7 Years In Landmark Myanmar Secrets Case The judge delivered an exhaustive account of the trial and said paper documents found at the time of their arrest, and information subsequently obtained from Wa Lone's smart phone, show that the journalists had consistently tried to obtain confidential government information that could have been passed on "to enemies of the state and terrorist organisations". [Full Article...]

United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan The funds will be allocated to "other urgent priorities", he said . The cut in aid is serious, but the USA still sends more than a billion dollars to Pakistan in other military aid and economic assistance. Other foreign ministry officials said that the U.S. decision to cancel $300 million aid to Pakistan ahead of the visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff... [Full Article...]

Mzwandile Mbeje on President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to China

Mzwandile Mbeje on President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to China Participants at this week's summit are looking for ways to "advance common growth and development", South Africa's Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said. While in China President Lungu is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President XiJinping and Chinese prime minister LI Keqiang. Costantinos, also professor of public policy at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, further lauded... [Full Article...]

Couple Raises $400,000 For Homeless Man, Then Tries To Pocket It

Couple Raises $400,000 For Homeless Man, Then Tries To Pocket It McClure and D'Amico made a decision to try to help him get back on his feet and set up the GoFundMe account that drew $403,000 and more than 14,000 donors. They said the money would be used for rent, a vehicle and other expenses until Bobbitt could find work. "We took him and he picked it out", D'Amico said in the TV interview. [Full Article...]

Rain Falls As John McCain's Body Lies in State in Washington

Rain Falls As John McCain's Body Lies in State in Washington According to Mr McCain's website: "The motorcade will pause at the Vietnam Veterans where Mrs Cindy McCain will lay a ceremonial wreath honoring all whose lives were lost during the Vietnam War". McCain's funeral puts him back in the spotlight a few miles from Trump's doorstep, in the city where the senator, who died last Saturday at 81, worked and collected friends and enemies - and some peo... [Full Article...]

USA to stop aid to Palestinian refugee agency

USA to stop aid to Palestinian refugee agency Palestinian officials have sharply criticised a USA decision to halt funding to the United Nations' agency assisting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, calling it a " flagrant assault " against Palestinian people. "The consecutive American decisions represent a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of the United Nations resolutions", Nabil Abu Rdainah said on Frida... [Full Article...]

Syrian war: United Nations warns Russia, Iran and Turkey against battle in Idlib

Syrian war: United Nations warns Russia, Iran and Turkey against battle in Idlib Lavrov, for his part, denounced as "unacceptable" the use of the de-escalation zone in Idlib by Nusra Front terrorists to attack Syrian and Russian forces. Russia's Ministry of Defence said today the naval exercises will take place from September 1 to September 8. The US State Department said Thursday the best way to protect the civilians in Idlib is for Russian Federation to compel the Assad... [Full Article...]

At least 7 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico

At least 7 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico This is the second deadly crash involving a bus and a semi-truck in New Mexico this summer. Huff said the semi's trailer was upside down and "shredded to pieces", and the front of the Greyhound bus was smashed, with numerous seats pressed together. [Full Article...]

White House flags back at full-staff following John McCain's death

White House flags back at full-staff following John McCain's death This occurred as Trump faced criticism over returning the White House flag to full-mast just two days after the Republican senator's death. Mr Trump tweeted condolences to Mr McCain's family but made no reference to the Arizona senator. The American Legion on Monday addressed this in a letter to the president, stating , "I strongly urge you to make an appropriate presidential proclamation noti... [Full Article...]

Authorities identify mystery woman in Texas doorbell video

Authorities identify mystery woman in Texas doorbell video According to the BBC , the "apparently barefoot and semi-clothed" individual was picked up on home surveillance footage approaching a home in the town of Sunrise Ranch and ringing its doorbell around 3:20am local time on 26th August 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump says White House Counsel McGahn to leave his job

Trump says White House Counsel McGahn to leave his job McGahn did not know the tweet was coming, an administration official said, but he had been planning to leave the White House because he felt he had achieved his goals in getting conservatives named to federal judgeships, rolling back regulations and reeling in the bureaucracy. [Full Article...]


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