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US attorney general shakes up prisons bureau after Epstein death US attorney general shakes up prisons bureau after Epstein death
- Августа 19, 2019

Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Centre in NY abdicated their responsibility to keep 66-year-old Epstein from killing himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls. (more...)
Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal Prince Andrew 'appalled' by pal Jeffrey Epstein's sex scandal
- Августа 19, 2019

The statement comes after the Daily Mail yesterday published footage reportedly showing Prince Andrew at Mr Epstein's Manhattan mansion in 2010, two years after the NY financier pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution. Andrew, who is fourth in line to the throne, is among the rich and powerful who have been swept up by their ties - past or present - to Epstein, whose death in a Manhattan jail cell earlier this month was ruled a suicide. (more...)
Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa gets three-year extension Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa gets three-year extension
- Августа 19, 2019

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved an extension in Gen Bajwa's tenure for another three years, according to a notification issued by the PM Office. When asked if any improvement was expected in Occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan following this decision, Qureshi said that a clear message was being conveyed to India that there was "continuation and clarity" in the political and military leadership in Pakistan. (more...)
Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border
- Августа 19, 2019

Check-in counters have reopened at Hong Kong's airport after being shut during protests the previous day. Other Chinese airlines have offered passengers wanting to avoid Hong Kong a free switch to nearby destinations, such as Guangzhou, Macau, Shenzhen or Zhuhai, with the disruption sending shares in Shenzhen Airport Co Ltd surging. (more...)
NYPD fires officer for chokehold death of Eric Garner NYPD fires officer for chokehold death of Eric Garner
- Августа 19, 2019

And the tragic reality is that neither a verdict from a judge nor a decision by a police commissioner can reverse what happened on July 17, 2014. "Make no mistake about it, this is a tragedy for the Garner family - I fully understand that". (more...)
President Trump Refutes Recession Fears, Praises US Econom President Trump Refutes Recession Fears, Praises US Econom
- Августа 19, 2019

The survey's GOP pollster, Bill McInturff, said he attributes the dramatic shift to overwhelming opposition among Democratic voters to Trump. According to commentary by CNBC, the comments out of Washington over the weekend were meant to counteract claims by Democratic presidential candidates who cited Trump's erratic economic and political policies for the increased market volatility in recent months. (more...)
Woman rushed to hospital with ‘kidney stone’ pain gives birth to triplets Woman rushed to hospital with ‘kidney stone’ pain gives birth to triplets
- Августа 19, 2019

Dannette was eventually rushed to the hospital where she thought she would undergo surgery for kidney stones seeing as she had suffered from it before. 'So, everyone's like, I can't believe it. "Well [the doctor] comes back in after doing a urine sample and said [you're] pregnant. No you said we were having twins, we can't do triplets'". (more...)
Damascus angered by Turkish army convoy heading for key Syria town Damascus angered by Turkish army convoy heading for key Syria town
- Августа 19, 2019

Khan Sheikhoun, along a highway stretching from the capital Damascus to Aleppo city, was bombed with sarin in 2017, an attack that killed dozens of people, wounded hundreds and prompted a USA missile strike. Maaret al-Noman ( Syria ) (AFP) - Damascus on Monday condemned the deployment of a Turkish military convoy towards a key town in northwestern Syria where regime forces are waging fierce battles with jihadists and rebels. (more...)
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63 ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63
- Августа 19, 2019

He blamed the Taliban for "providing a platform to terrorists". And it deepened questions about the Trump administration's plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by striking a peace deal with one religion-based militant group - the Taliban - even as other extremists such as Islamic State continue to kill large numbers of civilians. (more...)
New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody
- Августа 19, 2019

It said he took a rice cooker out of the shopping cart at the Fulton Street station 40 minutes later and kicked it toward an exit in front of an elevator. "It is possible that somebody put out a bunch of items in the trash today and this guy picked them up and then discarded them, or it's possible that this was an intentional act". (more...)
Saudi-led coalition launches 12 airstrikes against Yemen's Saada Saudi-led coalition launches 12 airstrikes against Yemen's Saada
- Августа 19, 2019

Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. The attack on the Shaybah oil field , which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates, again shows the reach of the Houthis' drone program. (more...)
Hot & humid with passing storms Hot & humid with passing storms
- Августа 19, 2019

A chance toward morning in the western parts of the area of showers or perhaps a storm. Temperatures this afternoon rising into the upper 70s to around 80. The high temperature on Monday, Aug. 19 could hit or surpass the 90-degree mark on a mostly sunny day. In fact, heat indices (the real feel temperature) will be around 100 Sunday through Tuesday. (more...)
Waiter shot dead for taking too long to make customer's sandwich Waiter shot dead for taking too long to make customer's sandwich
- Августа 19, 2019

The shooter is believed to be on the run after the incident. The waiter's colleagues then called police after he was shot in the shoulder. According to eyewitness testimony, the shooter "lost his cool" while waiting for his sandwich, and fled the scene shortly thereafter. (more...)
3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel
- Августа 19, 2019

With regard to that attack, the Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets , and no casualties were reported. The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, said during a visit to Gaza border towns on Sunday morning that Israel's "deterrence hasn't been eroded, it's been erased", according to Ynet . (more...)
Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal' Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal'
- Августа 19, 2019

Consumer confidence has dropped 6.4% since July. The president and his advisers have repeatedly accused the Fed of undermining the administration's economic policies. "Denmark essentially owns it". Kudlow is also defending the president's use of tariffs on goods coming from China, saying "we can not let China pursue these unfair and unreciprocal trading practices". (more...)
UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document
- Августа 19, 2019

Food and social-care prices would rise, while medical supplies could face severe delays given the fact that most of Britain's medicines come through English Channel crossings, the Sunday Times says the documents indicate. Though his move was largely procedural, in line with previously approved laws, Barclay said in a statement: "This is a clear signal to the people of this country that there is no turning back (from Brexit)". (more...)
Youngstown Police arrest 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened Jewish community Youngstown Police arrest 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened Jewish community
- Августа 19, 2019

James Patrick Reardon was booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Saturday on one count of telecommunications harassment and one count of aggravated menacing, according to online jail records. Authorities say the Instagram account was Reardon's. It's not clear whether the FBI will pursue federal charges against Rearson. When authorities looked at the rest of the Instagram account, there were lots of images of Reardon or someone else shooting guns, D'Egidio said, and lots of anti-Semitic ... (more...)
Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale Trump Calls Greenland 'Interesting' as Denmark Rules Out a Sale
- Августа 19, 2019

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is trying to play down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets. "The president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase", Kudlow said on " Fox News Sunday ". (more...)
Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan Trump Administration Tells of Plans to Sell F-16s to Taiwan
- Августа 19, 2019

Similarly, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, and the panel's ranking Republican, Michael McCaul, said in a joint statement that the deal "sends a strong message" about United States commitment to security and democracy in the region. (more...)
Hong Kong protesters occupy major road Hong Kong protesters occupy major road
- Августа 19, 2019

However, the anti-extradition movement quickly snowballed into a rebellion against the unrepresentative Hong Kong government and even Chinese sovereignty itself. More directly, President Donald Trump could simply issue an executive order suspending Hong Kong's special trading status with the USA, a move that could have a devastating effect on the local economy at a time when Beijing and Washington are engaged in a bitter trade war. (more...)