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Five die as relentless Northern California Carr Fire spreads in all directions

Five die as relentless Northern California Carr Fire spreads in all directions On Saturday afternoon, Redding police said they were trying to locate 17 people reported missing by relatives or friends since Thursday night. Don Ray Smith, 81, of Pollock Pines was identified by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office as the man who died while operating a bulldozer. [Full Article...]

Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise line guard

Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise line guard Etminan said the victim did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries. If the opportunity presents itself, polar bears will also consume carcasses, such as those of dead whales. The other guards shot the bear after trying unsuccessfully to evict the animal , the company said. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has worked comprehensively and co-operatively with the Norwegian authorities to reconstruct and... [Full Article...]

Facebook Finally Bans Alex Jones (But Just For 30 Days)

Facebook Finally Bans Alex Jones (But Just For 30 Days) Controversial social figure Alex Jones is facing strict action from YouTube and Facebook due to his recently uploaded videos. On the other hand, YouTube issues strikes to whole channels: in Jones' most recent case, he's banned from live streaming on his channel for 90 days. [Full Article...]

Mugabe backs opposition on eve of election

Mugabe backs opposition on eve of election He says he is the only Change candidate since his rival represents more of the same. "The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has noted with concern the violation of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] by one of the candidates contesting in the 2018 Harmonised Elections". [Full Article...]

Trump hits back at Cohen and ‘fake news’ over Tower meeting allegations

Trump hits back at Cohen and ‘fake news’ over Tower meeting allegations His comments referred to reports that Cohen secretly recorded the President discussing payments to a former Playboy model. Trump's current attorney, Rudy Giuliani , said Cohen doesn't know what Trump knew about the Russian Federation meeting and suggested Cohen is willing to say anything about Trump to cut a better deal for himself. [Full Article...]

Italian graffiti artists in West Bank arrested by Israeli border police

Italian graffiti artists in West Bank arrested by Israeli border police Israeli prisons spokesman Assaf Librati said Tamimi, 17, and her mother Nariman who was also jailed over the incident, had been released and were being taken to the West Bank on Sunday. Bassem Tamimi said that his daughter completed her high school exams in prison with the help of other prisoners who taught the required material. "I salute everyone who supported me and my case". [Full Article...]

Ryan opposes GOP effort to impeach Rosenstein

Ryan opposes GOP effort to impeach Rosenstein Rosenstein, who has been in Mr. Trump's cross hairs since he appointed the special counsel". "So they may be able to ignore congress, but they can't ignore the American people". They accused Republicans of trying to protect President Trump, " as the walls are closing in around him and his associates ". "The fact that only 11 House Republicans signed onto the articles of impeachment against Deput... [Full Article...]

White House defends decision to bar CNN reporter from event

Earlier this week, CNN published Cohen's audio recording of a conversation with Trump talking about a payment related to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump. "I think it should start here at the White House and just show a little bit more respect", she said. The White House Correspondents Association said "this type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate... [Full Article...]

Zoo denies that 'zebra' is a donkey painted black and white

Zoo denies that 'zebra' is a donkey painted black and white A newly opened animal sanctuary in Cairo, Egypt allegedly painted stripes on a donkey in order to fool visitors into thinking the animal was a zebra. Zebra stripes are straighter and more consistent, they said. In 2009, a zoo in Gaza did the same thing, saying that it could not procure real zebras due to an Israeli blockade. But despite overwhelming evidence, Mohamed Sultan, the director of Inte... [Full Article...]

Talks continue in Brussels in effort to avoid 'no-deal' Brexit

Talks continue in Brussels in effort to avoid 'no-deal' Brexit Germany's foreign ministry is proposing that Britons who apply for German citizenship before the end of the Brexit transition period should be able to keep both passports. "I think when we get to the autumn, if we are in the situation where we don't have any degree of agreement, we're going to have to start again". "But even if we did we will have the planning in place, the preparation in plac... [Full Article...]

North Korea hands over remains of United States soldiers killed in Korean War

North Korea hands over remains of United States soldiers killed in Korean War The transfer of the soldiers' remains to the US follows through on a promise made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump when they met at a landmark summit in June. The Korean War was halted with an armistice signed 65 years ago Friday. This would be a complicated matter this time, unlike the decades of previous U.S. [Full Article...]

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released

Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released For starters, no payment from Trump to AMI was ever made. The lawyer tells the then-candidate, "we'll have to pay", and Trump is heard telling him, "pay with cash", though it's not clear from the recording whether Trump is suggesting paying or not paying. [Full Article...]

Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud'

Cohen Tapes Erase Attorney-Client Privilege, 'Indication of a Fraud' On the tape, Trump and Cohen talk about buying the rights to McDougal's story, which she had sold a month earlier to the National Enquirer for $150,000. According to Giuliani, in his transcript of the recording, Trump says on the tape: "Don't pay with cash". Common Cause says the tape bolstered their argument that Trump knew about the payment and that it was potentially illegal. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors now have 12 recordings seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Prosecutors now have 12 recordings seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Monday it was discovered that based on a court document filed District Court of the Southern District of NY, there are actually 12 audio tapes. Cohen has since become the subject of federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY, concerning campaign-finance violations, bank fraud, wire fraud, and illegal lobbying , or other crimes. [Full Article...]

Japan sees record-breaking temperatures in deadly heat wave

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday that a total of 80 people have died from the heat since the beginning of July, and over 35,000 have been hospitalized. She was also keen to mention that there are more traditional Japanese ways of cooling down in extreme heat - these include spraying water onto roads and hanging straw screens. [Full Article...]

House Republicans move to impeach US deputy attorney general

House Republicans move to impeach US deputy attorney general In an appearance on Fox Business Network Wednesday night, Rep. Matt Gaetz , R-Fla. said that while the next step remains uncertain since the House leaves town for its summer recess at the end of this week, "it was very important for those of us who believe that norms have been violated to step out and say Rod Rosenstein needs to be impeached". [Full Article...]

Trump and top European leader agree to work toward zero tariffs

Trump and top European leader agree to work toward zero tariffs The two would work for zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto goods, he said. The Trump administration today announced a massive $12 billion in financial assistance to American farmers hit by retaliatory tariffs imposed by trading partners like China , India and the EU. [Full Article...]

Assad advance spurs 'urgent' Russia-Israel talks on Syria buffer

Assad advance spurs 'urgent' Russia-Israel talks on Syria buffer The Israeli Army elucidated in a statement that the U.S. and European countries had requested for assistance with the eviction of civilians because of an instantaneous danger to their lives. President Donald Trump and other leaders - and there had been fears that the workers' lives were at risk. "The White Helmets have consistently been targeted by the Assad regime". [Full Article...]

PM Modi to gift 200 cows to this country

PM Modi to gift 200 cows to this country India also extended a credit line of Dollars 200 million to Rwanda. "India is becoming a manufacturing hub", Modi told the Indian community event which was also attended by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni . The two leaders further announced that the two countries would cooperate in the area of defence and signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. [Full Article...]

Trump administration announces US$12 billion aid plan for American farmers

Trump administration announces US$12 billion aid plan for American farmers Kevin McNew, an economist at Farmers Business Network, told Business Insider that China has bought at least 2.5 million metric tons of soybeans on forward contracts he expects will be cancelled following the tariff implementation. It's as simple as that - and everybody's talking! "All will be Great!" Flake, another Republican critic of Trump with plans to retire in 2018, said the decision to... [Full Article...]


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