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Militants attack police HQ in Afghanistan's Kandahar Militants attack police HQ in Afghanistan's Kandahar
- Июля 19, 2019

The Taliban say they will hold talks with representatives of a Swedish non-profit group after threats by the insurgents forced the organization to close 42 clinics it runs in eastern Afghanistan. Security forces have cordoned off the area. Pictures on social media showed a huge plume of smoke rising over Kandahar , and Hayat said about six trucks carrying commercial goods had burnt. (more...)
Trump says USA warship destroyed Iranian drone Trump says USA warship destroyed Iranian drone
- Июля 19, 2019

Crude prices, which had been falling since last week, ticked higher nearly immediately after the announcement. The Iranians also shot down a United States drone last month and have broken the 2015 nuclear deal with western countries by enriching uranium to weapons-grade levels. (more...)
Trump to nominate son of late Justice Antonin Scalia for labor secretary Trump to nominate son of late Justice Antonin Scalia for labor secretary
- Июля 19, 2019

He is now a partner at a Washington law firm, where he works on labor and employment related cases. While announcing the development, he, in a tweet , said, "I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new secretary of labour". (more...)
Ilhan Omar Told Jewish Voters She Opposed BDS During Election Ilhan Omar Told Jewish Voters She Opposed BDS During Election
- Июля 19, 2019

She made the announcement the same day that she introduced a new "pro-boycott" of Israel resolution in Congress "affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and overseas, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution". (more...)
Karnataka trust vote: Vidhana Soudha turns into a fortress Karnataka trust vote: Vidhana Soudha turns into a fortress
- Июля 19, 2019

With pillows to rest and a cook to prepare food, the BJP began its overnight "dharna" in the Vidhana Soudha against the Congress-JD (S) government in the state for dragging its feet on trust vote late Thursday night. If the resignations of 15 MLAs (12 from Congress and 3 from JDS) are accepted, the ruling coalition's tally will plummet to 101, (excluding the Speaker) reducing the government to a minority. (more...)
Boeing takes $4.9 bln charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes Boeing takes $4.9 bln charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes
- Июля 19, 2019

Southwest operates 34 Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes and more than half of the flights out of Sacramento International Airport are through Southwest, according to previous reporting by The Bee . "The MAX grounding presents significant challenges for our customers, company and supply chain", he tweeted. Air Canada has removed Max 8 aircraft from its schedule until at least September 2, while in the U.S., Southwest Airlines , American Airlines and United Airlines have removed the plane ... (more...)
Jailed aid worker transferred to psychiatric ward Jailed aid worker transferred to psychiatric ward
- Июля 19, 2019

She was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she headed back to Britain with her daughter after a family visit and was sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment. (more...)
Florida man tied up wife's lover, cut off penis Florida man tied up wife's lover, cut off penis
- Июля 18, 2019

Though cops were dispatched to the scene around 11:04 a.m., Bonilla would not be captured until 2:51 p.m.at Alliance Dairies, his employer, in Branford, Florida . According to the arrest report , Bonilla "was found to have caught the victim and the [Bonilla's] wife during sexual intercourse" back in May. The motive for the crime is still under investigation. (more...)
U.S. Warship Destroys Iranian Drone in the Strait of Hormuz U.S. Warship Destroys Iranian Drone in the Strait of Hormuz
- Июля 18, 2019

He said the drone came within 1,000 yards of the USS Boxer and ignored "multiple calls to stand down". "Before I begin I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the strait of Hormuz today involving U.S.S. has also blamed Iran for a June attack on two commercial tankers sailing in worldwide waters in the Gulf of Oman. He spoke to US -based media on the sidelines of a visit to the United Nations. (more...)
Pakistan's Former PM Abbasi Arrested On Corruption Charges Pakistan's Former PM Abbasi Arrested On Corruption Charges
- Июля 18, 2019

According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, Abbasi was on his way to a press meet when he was arrested on the outskirts of Lahore . The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Pakistan on Thursday arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in connection with multi-billion-rupee laundering in a liquified natural gas import contract. (more...)
U.S. sanctions Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' U.S. sanctions Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'
- Июля 18, 2019

The two reporters spent more than 16 months in prison on charges of obtaining state secrets before being released in an amnesty on 6 May . The human rights group Fortify Rights, which has reported frequently on Myanmar, said on Twitter that the State Department action "alone is not sufficient but a step toward more justice and accountability". (more...)
33 protesters arrested fighting construction of giant telescope in Hawaii 33 protesters arrested fighting construction of giant telescope in Hawaii
- Июля 18, 2019

The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope would be the largest visible light telescope in the world, but Native Hawaiians and their supporters are concerned that the construction will damage and desecrate the mountain, which the indigenous community holds sacred . (more...)
India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term
- Июля 18, 2019

The sentence was raised to life sentence considering an appeal submitted against the sentence in High Court. Rajagopal had challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court, which upheld it after 10 years. Rajagopal had arrived in an ambulance with an oxygen mask strapped to his face after the Supreme Court turned down his request to delay his sentence on medical grounds. (more...)
G-7 countries take dim view of Facebook Libra G-7 countries take dim view of Facebook Libra
- Июля 18, 2019

France, which this year chairs the G-7 gatherings on topics ranging from the economy to security, said it is anxious that what some call the "future of money" - encrypted digital currency - could spiral out of control. "It's true today that some cross-border payments are too complex, too slow and too expensive", Bank of France Gov. Francois Villeroy de Galhau said when answering questions on Libra at a committee hearing in the French Senate last week. (more...)
How scientific doctors separate twins joined on the head How scientific doctors separate twins joined on the head
- Июля 18, 2019

A month later, they once again went into the operating room in order for doctors to divide shared vessels. Funding will provide the financial and logistical support to bring twins to the United Kingdom and provide them with the expertise of world-class surgeons and cutting-edge research. (more...)
Twelve arrested in Ayia Napa 'over alleged rape of British woman' Twelve arrested in Ayia Napa 'over alleged rape of British woman'
- Июля 18, 2019

The Times of Israel reported some of the suspects are aged 16 and 17 years old. Judge Tonia Nicolaou ruled that the suspects must remain in police custody for eight days. "We are talking here about young boys, minors", he told the outlet. The group being held by police are accused of a brutal sex attack in the early hours of Wednesday in Ayia Napa. (more...)
No charges against NY police in choking death of black man No charges against NY police in choking death of black man
- Июля 18, 2019

The mayor told reporters that instead, he called Rev. Al Sharpton to "explain the state at play" and the "facts", noting a decision is likely to be made by the NYPD at the end of August and asked him to pass the message along to the Garner family. (more...)
IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde resigns IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde resigns
- Июля 18, 2019

It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). The IMF board tapped her number two, American David Lipton, to serve as interim managing director, but by tradition a European always leads the fund while an American runs its sister institution, the World Bank. (more...)
Royal Caribbean bypasses San Juan - again - because of ongoing protests Royal Caribbean bypasses San Juan - again - because of ongoing protests
- Июля 18, 2019

It has now been confirmed that Harmony of the Seas won't be calling at San Juan, Puerto Rico today due to ongoing violent protests in the historic city. Almost two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Rosselló's watch. (more...)
German Conservative boss to succeed von der Leyen as minister German Conservative boss to succeed von der Leyen as minister
- Июля 18, 2019

Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer's political fortunes have waned after a series of gaffes this year. But the move risks backfiring as she inherits the task of reviving a demoralised and under-equipped Bundeswehr plagued by scandals and right-wing extremism. (more...)