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Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes' Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'
- September 04, 2018

Donald Trump has warned Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian president's allies Iran and Russian Federation not to "recklessly attack" in the rebel-held Idlib province, warning that hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. President Assad has vowed to defeat the opposition in its last refuge in the province if the rebels do not surrender to government rule. In their meeting Monday, Assad and Zarif also discussed what they called "western pressure" on their two countries, in apparent ... (more...)
Death of Australian Sinead McNamara on superyacht in Greece investigated Death of Australian Sinead McNamara on superyacht in Greece investigated
- September 03, 2018

Sinead McNamara , 20, was reportedly found in critical condition on the vessel on Thursday. Her mother and sister were already on their way to Greece when the news broke, and had been planning to meet McNamara for a family holiday. She had been working on the boat for the past four months. Born and raised in Port Macquarie , McNamara had been living in Sydney for the last five years. (more...)
Meghan McCain jab at Trump defended Meghan McCain jab at Trump defended
- September 03, 2018

Although he wasn't mentioned by name, some of the speakers made sure to subtly reference the feud between the late senator and the president . McCain graduated from the academy in 1958 and went on to become a decorated fighter pilot who was captured by North Vietnam in 1967. (more...)
Colorado River boat crash leaves 4 missing, officials say Colorado River boat crash leaves 4 missing, officials say
- September 03, 2018

None of the boaters were wearing life vests when the collision occurred, said Anita Mortensen, a spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. Sonar of the submerged boat did not appear to show either of the missing persons on board, he said. (more...)
Fake photos in Myanmar army's Fake photos in Myanmar army's "True News" book on the Rohingya crisis
- September 03, 2018

Afterwards, the committee members said the visit to Rakhine "provided them the opportunity to have better understanding of the situation on the ground and to hear the voices of the different communities", according to a commission press statement published by the newspaper . (more...)
Myanmar: 7 Years for Reporting the Truth Myanmar: 7 Years for Reporting the Truth
- September 03, 2018

The reporters, Wa Lone , 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were working for Reuters when they were arrested in December past year (2017) after being invited by policemen to meet at a restaurant in Yangon. Rights groups decried the verdict as a sign of enduring repression in a country meant to be edging towards a more open and democratic future after nearly a half-century of army rule. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old missing out of Pinellas County Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old missing out of Pinellas County
- September 03, 2018

Saturday evening, police said they are now searching for a new truck. Police are looking for a white, four-door 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 with temporary Arizona plates 43644T. The mother and Coronado were married but had been estranged, and it's not clear whether they remained married, Carbajal said. Carbajal said Nunez was at least 7 months pregnant, and police have a warrant seeking Coronado on three murder charges. (more...)
Blair blasts Corbyn's 'anti-West' stance for antisemitism row Blair blasts Corbyn's 'anti-West' stance for antisemitism row
- September 03, 2018

She said she was determined to continue working from within the party in the wake of MP Frank Field resigning the whip last week, but explained that she feared deselection, particularly with upcoming rule changes potentially making it easier "to get rid of MPs". (more...)
Two Malaysians caned in public for 'attempting lesbian sex' Two Malaysians caned in public for 'attempting lesbian sex'
- September 03, 2018

In Muslim-majority Malaysia, Islamic courts handle the religious and family matters of Muslim citizens. The pair, whose identities have not been revealed, pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each and a fine of 3,300 ringgit (26,000 baht). (more...)
Democratic Senator Says Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Is 'Not Normal' Democratic Senator Says Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Is 'Not Normal'
- September 03, 2018

The Trump Administration didn't agree with the transparency request and "has directed that we not provide these documents" the attorney noted. "President Trump's decision to step in at the last moment and hide 100k pages of Judge Kavanaugh's records from the American public is not only unprecedented in the history of SCOTUS noms, it has all the makings of a cover up", Schumer wrote. (more...)
Trump's reported off-the-record remarks hit US-Canada trade talks Trump's reported off-the-record remarks hit US-Canada trade talks
- September 03, 2018

Trump struck a preliminary deal with Mexico earlier this week, signaling that NAFTA, which Trump has long railed against, could be replaced. "He's pushing hard. The only problem was that the announced deal was between only the US and Mexico. But the hit predicted to the wallets of Canadian consumers is not just a product of the NAFTA negotiations, said Ciuriak, who once worked as deputy chief economist at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. (more...)
Turkish President urges to boycott American dollar Turkish President urges to boycott American dollar
- September 03, 2018

The bilateral relations are deteriorating in recent months over the detention of a US pastor in Turkey , who is charged with terrorism and espionage. We will not give up. "We see different gatherings in a variety of places - in Ankara, in Tehran, in Geneva, in other places - talking about redesigning Syria after the battle in Idlib", Liberman said. (more...)
Gabriela: Rape joke endangers women Gabriela: Rape joke endangers women
- September 03, 2018

On Friday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque insisted that Duterte was only joking when he made the rape comment, emphasizing that the Philippine leader regarded members of the opposite sex highly, having appointed several women to cabinet posts. (more...)
Lawmaker critical of President Museveni flies out of Uganda - lawyers Lawmaker critical of President Museveni flies out of Uganda - lawyers
- September 03, 2018

Mr Fred Nyanzi, Bobi Wine's elder brother said they would leave the country tonight if nothing goes amiss. Earlier, this website reported that Bobi Wine had planned to leave the country to the USA where he is expected to meet his gay funders under the guise of seeking further medical treatment. (more...)
Deputy involved in shooting at Ice Cube concert, authorities say Deputy involved in shooting at Ice Cube concert, authorities say
- September 03, 2018

Many concert goers left following the shooting, but Ice Cube went on as scheduled. A subsequent report from San Diego's CBS News 8 revealed that a man waiting in line to attend a post-race Ice Cube concert pulled out a gun and fired it three times into the air, prompting sheriffs to tase the suspect. (more...)
Ramaphosa wants China communist party to work closely with ANC Ramaphosa wants China communist party to work closely with ANC
- September 03, 2018

African presidents in attendance include South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa, Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Zambia's Edgar Lungu and Gabon's Ali Bongo. Liberian President George Weah has said that his country is ready to align its "pro-poor agenda" with the China-proposed initiative. The first summit was held in November 2006 in Beijing , PRC. (more...)
Fire engulfs National Museum in Brazil Fire engulfs National Museum in Brazil
- September 03, 2018

Michel Temer, Brazil's President, tweeted about the incident saying it was a "sad day for the Brazilians". Roberto Robadey, a spokesman for the fire department, said firefighters got off to a slow start fighting the blaze because the two fire hydrants closest to the museum were not functioning. (more...)
Myanmar jails two Reuters journalists for 7 years over Rohingya reporting Myanmar jails two Reuters journalists for 7 years over Rohingya reporting
- September 03, 2018

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were investigating a September 2017 attack at Inn Din village, one of a number of massacres carried out by the Myanmar military during its campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Rakhine State, which has driven more than 720,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017. (more...)
Two injured in stabbing at Amsterdam's main station, police shoot suspect Two injured in stabbing at Amsterdam's main station, police shoot suspect
- September 03, 2018

A 19-year-old Afghan citizen who was shot and detained by police after stabbing two American tourists in Amsterdam's main railway station had a "terrorist motive", city officials said Saturday. Further details of the two Americans injured were not immediately known, although one was reported to be a young man. "The preliminary investigation by the police shows that the victims were not specifically chosen or with a clear reason", the statement said. (more...)
Yemen: Air attack on school bus was unjustified, admits Saudi-UAE coalition Yemen: Air attack on school bus was unjustified, admits Saudi-UAE coalition
- September 03, 2018

It said the bomb landed within a few metres of a bus packed with with boys on an excursion organised by a local mosque to visit the graves of men who had been killed in fighting. Human Rights Watch called the air raid on the bus an "apparent war crime" and is calling for an end to all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia . It has recognised some of the incidents, but the coalition regularly accuses Houthis of hiding among civilians or using them as human shields. (more...)

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