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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move It also condemns the de facto head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi , for failing to use her power or moral authority to stem or prevent the unfolding events and meet her responsibility to protect the civilian population. Packer said Myanmar has at least $12 billion in exports annually, and that powerful people, including military generals, benefit financially from foreign investments. [Full Article...]

Mollie Tibbetts' Surprising Connection to Her Alleged Killer's Ex-Girlfriend

Mollie Tibbetts' Surprising Connection to Her Alleged Killer's Ex-Girlfriend The White House Twitter account posted a video with the emotional accounts of people whose family members had been killed by immigrants who entered the country illegally. But manager Dane Lang told the Associated Press on Wednesday that they were mistaken, and had not used E-Verify. It doesn't approve the worker. Rivera has been living in the Brooklyn, Iowa, area for around four to seven yea... [Full Article...]

Bolton: Israel Justified in Striking Iranian Assets in Syria

Bolton: Israel Justified in Striking Iranian Assets in Syria John Bolton said Wednesday during a visit to Israel that USA officials have spoken with allies about what else could be done to achieve "maximum pressure" on Iran, including further sanctions and other unspecified measures. Bolton, on his part, said that a considerable progress on certain issues was achieved during his negotiations with Patrushev. Patrushev also said he conveyed an invitation... [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reunited with daughter after temporary Iran jail release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reunited with daughter after temporary Iran jail release The temporary release was meant to allow her to see her family, particularly her daughter, the ambassador said . She then called her husband and the British embassy and traveled to join the rest of her Iranian family in Damavand. In an unusual move, Iran's ambassador to London , Hamid Baeidinejad, posted a tweet on the release, offering a link to the image of mother and child. [Full Article...]

Manafort Jury Deliberations Reach Third Day

Manafort Jury Deliberations Reach Third Day The jury's request to go longer raised speculation a verdict might be near. Twice Monday morning, Ellis met with prosecutors and Manafort's attorneys for secretive bench meetings. Prosecutors displayed in sometimes painstaking details the lavish life Manafort led, hoping to showcase he was living beyond his means and using money from the fraudulent loans to pay for his homes, expensive cars and ... [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at Russian Federation probe, compares it to McCarthyism

Trump lashes out at Russian Federation probe, compares it to McCarthyism Trump's remarks came after The New York Times reported that McGahn had "cooperated extensively" with the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller , taking part in at least three interviews with investigators totaling 30 hours. The Times reported that McGahn's decision to cooperate was partly due to the fact that the President's initial legal team had chose to fully cooperate with Mue... [Full Article...]

CNN Criticizes Trump for Accurately Tweeting about London Terror Attack

CNN Criticizes Trump for Accurately Tweeting about London Terror Attack There was nobody else in the vehicle and no weapons have been recovered at this stage. Video posted to Twitter by Euronews/NBC UK journalist Vincent McAviney shows heavily armed police at the scene as the man is led from the auto in handcuffs. [Full Article...]

UK urged to stand with United States against Iran by Woody Johnson

UK urged to stand with United States against Iran by Woody Johnson Ambassador Woody Johnson cautioned there would be trade consequences for Britain, which he described as the closest US ally, unless it breaks with the European Union and follows Trump in re-imposing sanctions on Tehran. Earlier this week, British Minister for Middle East Affairs Alistair Burt backed the current deal negotiated with Iran, rejecting the idea that the United Kingdom would " go along ... [Full Article...]

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary Resources from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Health and Virginia National Guard will be present in Charlottesville over the weekend. "We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12", read a statement. A defined security area will be established around downtown that will inc... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez Accused Primary Opponent of 'Avoiding a Debate — FLASHBACK

Ocasio-Cortez Accused Primary Opponent of 'Avoiding a Debate — FLASHBACK The Democratic candidate for governor is a former leader of the Senate Democrats, Gretchen Whitmer. "No, I'll be a jobs governor". Calling Gretchen Whitmer the most liberal member of anything is something her Democratic competitors would have contested during the primary. [Full Article...]

North Korea rejecting U.S. proposals in diplomatic standoff

North Korea rejecting U.S. proposals in diplomatic standoff The foreign ministry in Pyongyang accused the U.S. of following an "outdated acting script" and demanded more concessions before offering any in return. North and South Korea have agreed to increase sports exchanges. Pyongyang's state media has highlighted it has made goodwill gestures, such as a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, the dismantling of a nuclear site, and the return of the ... [Full Article...]

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020 President Donald Trump's administration will call on Congress to allocate $8 billion over the next five years to establish the U.S. "Creating a new branch of the military is not a simple process", Pence noted. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of Space Force in June, arguing the Pentagon needs it to tackle vulnerabilities in space and assert USA dominance in orbit. [Full Article...]

Northern California wildfire now largest in state history

Northern California wildfire now largest in state history The Ranch and River fires, which make up the complex fire, had grown to 283,800 acres as of Monday evening, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In rural areas up north, what began as two small fires more than a week ago have grown at breathtaking speed to form the Mendocino Complex Fire, a massive and still-growing inferno that has charred an area nearly the siz... [Full Article...]

Karunanidhi, crusader for social justice, dies

Karunanidhi, crusader for social justice, dies As per official reports, all the government functions and cinema shows in Tamil Nadu that were scheduled on August 7 and August 8 in the state were cancelled. The movie did not just have an enormous impact on Tamil cinema, but also enormously influenced Tamil Nadu's political scene. When C.N. Annadurai broke away from Periyar's Dravida Kazhagam to start the DMK in 1949, Karunanidhi joined him. [Full Article...]

Why is Saudi Arabia angry at Canada? | Canada

Why is Saudi Arabia angry at Canada? | Canada The kingdom will also suspend educational exchange programs with Canada and move Saudi scholarship recipients to other countries, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported Monday. Media captionSaudi Arabia's permanent representative to the United Nations confirmed the change in policy What has the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Canada been like in the past? She was arrested last week after years of... [Full Article...]

Denmark fines first woman $156 for violating 'burqa ban'

Denmark fines first woman $156 for violating 'burqa ban' They're investigating CCTV footage to see if the other woman had deliberately tried to rip off the niqab. The woman came to police attention when a scuffle broke out between her and another woman at a shopping centre in the north-eastern region of Nordsjaelland. [Full Article...]

Girl pronounced dead after being thrown into Hillsborough River in Tampa

Girl pronounced dead after being thrown into Hillsborough River in Tampa Authorities said Denson stole a gray Nissan Altima from a fix shop before driving to the river. At around 4 p.m. calls started coming into police from witnesses who saw the mother park near the river then drag the girl by her arms from the auto into the water. [Full Article...]

New evacuations, warnings issued in CA fires | Don't Miss This

New evacuations, warnings issued in CA fires | Don't Miss This But tens of thousands of others were still under evacuation orders. Redding is 220 miles (354 kilometers) north of San Francisco . The forecast included extremely low humidity levels that leave vegetation ready to burn. California fire officials said Saturday that the two fires about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of San Francisco were 27 percent contained and have grown to nearly 250 squar... [Full Article...]

Venezuela says explosions an attack on president

Venezuela says explosions an attack on president Drones loaded with explosives were apparently detonated near a military event in Caracas where Maduro was speaking at a celebration honoring the 81st anniversary of the country's National Guard. Local media are reporting the explosion came from a nearby residential building. However, firefighters near the scene are disputing the government's version of events. [Full Article...]

Mi-8 helicopter crashes in East Siberia

Mi-8 helicopter crashes in East Siberia The victims were 15 passengers and three crew members. State oil company Rosneft said the passengers were employees of its subsidiary RN Vankor, and contract workers. The helicopter flew 2 kilometre before it crashed. The country's Investigative Committee said it opened a criminal investigation into the crash. The Mi-8 crashed to the ground seconds after takeoff and exploded in an inferno in... [Full Article...]


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