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World News Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists
Author: 0 Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were probing the September 2017 massacre of 10 Rohingya men and boys in Myanmar's Rakhine state a week after the military launched a sweeping crackdown on members of the stateless Muslim minority. The council created the mission in March a year ago - almost six months before a string of deadly rebel attacks on security and police posts set off a crackdown that drove Rohingya to flee into neighbouring Bangladesh.

World News Mexico NAFTA talks continue into weekend
Author: 0 Mexico NAFTA talks continue into weekend

A major trade agreement with Mexico may be coming soon, the US president announced. Trump's insistence of including that in the trade pact drew swift rebuke from Canada and Mexico. The flags of Canada, Mexico and the US are seen on a lectern before a joint news conference on the closing of the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2018.

World News South Korea 'reevaluates' opening of inter-Korean liaison office
Author: 0 South Korea 'reevaluates' opening of inter-Korean liaison office

Officials say progress has stalled because the USA wants North Korea to take concrete steps before making any concessions, while Pyongyang wants Washington to reciprocate as it moves toward denuclearization. "I look forward to seeing him soon!" "It seems Japan is indifferent to the world's advice to keep up its policy with the changed situation and the changed trend", said one commentary released by the KCNA news agency earlier this month.

World News McCain to be buried at US Naval Academy on September 2
Author: 0 McCain to be buried at US Naval Academy on September 2

The flag was lowered to half staff following McCain's death on Saturday, and President Donald Trump made a statement on Twitter. Just after midnight on Sunday night, the flag flying above the White House was hoisted back to full staff. The Suns also sent out their condolences to McCain's family along with a genuine message on how the organization feels about the late senator's contributions to the nation.

World News Pompeo Seeks 'Decisive Action' Against Terrorists In Pakistan
Author: 0 Pompeo Seeks 'Decisive Action' Against Terrorists In Pakistan

US officials routinely raise the issue of Taliban and other militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan , where they plot attacks on USA and Afghan troops across the border. There is a current MP in India who has taken death threats for taking a stand against hardline activists and saying he wishes for peaceful and prosperous relations between India and Pakistan .

World News Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash
Author: 0 Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash

Heitmann, 18, was driving a high-end 2014 McLaren sports vehicle the wrong way on Interstate 805 when he hit a Hyundai SUV Thursday afternoon, reports KSWB . Witnesses told police the 18-year-old was driving the wrong way down a busy highway at 160km/h when his McLaren sports auto hit another vehicle. There were several other cars involved in the crash.

World News Secret Drug-Smuggling Tunnel Discovered Under Former KFC in Arizona
Author: 0 Secret Drug-Smuggling Tunnel Discovered Under Former KFC in Arizona

Homeland Security agent Scott Brown says the tunnel was used to smuggle more than 140 kilograms of illegal drugs across the border. The 3 kilograms of fentanyl alone translates to over 3 million dosage units, according to police. It's unclear how long the tunnel had been in operation. The tunnel runs from a hole cut into the concrete floor of the kitchen of the old restaurant, located in San Luis.

World News Husband: British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison
Author: 0 Husband: British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, said that the she was granted temporary leave from Evin Prison in Tehran on Thursday morning. Johnson later distanced himself from his remarks. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was warned not to attempt to leave the country while on temporary release, or conduct interviews with local or worldwide media, it added.

World News How the world covered Trump's tweets about expropriation in South Africa
Author: 0 How the world covered Trump's tweets about expropriation in South Africa

The rand currency dropped more than 1.5 percent against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday after Trump's tweet had circulated in South Africa, before trimming its losses. South Africa is a strong democracy with resilient institutions, including a free press and an independent judiciary. "I can tell you that our embassy has had meetings with the South African government.in the last day or so".

World News North Korea to host emotional family reunions
Author: 0 North Korea to host emotional family reunions

The weeklong event at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's drive for a nuclear weapons program that can reliably target the continental United States.

World News Muslims congregate for Eid prayers as Zilhaj concludes
Author: 0 Muslims congregate for Eid prayers as Zilhaj concludes

When Allah saw Ibrahim's willingness to kill his son in order to appease him, he stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead. The Eid-ul-Adha comes 2 months and 10 days after the end of the Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of 30 or 29 days of fasting in the month of Ramadan.

World News Kerala floods: 1 mn people in relief camps, says Tourism Minister
Author: 0 Kerala floods: 1 mn people in relief camps, says Tourism Minister

According to a lawmaker in Pathanamthitta district, some 10,000 people were stranded and in grave danger unless they were rescued urgently. No requests for air rescue were received; however, naval aircraft conducted 35 air sorties amounting to 62 hours of flying mainly for air dropping relief material.

World News U.S. vows anti-Syria bid despite funding cut
Author: 0 U.S. vows anti-Syria bid despite funding cut

In a statement , State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the Department of State to "redirect approximately $230 million in stabilization funds for Syria which have been under review".

World News Putin to Merkel: Syrian Refugees Are a 'Burden on Europe'
Author: 0 Putin to Merkel: Syrian Refugees Are a 'Burden on Europe'

Both Russia and Germany have been affected by U.S. tariffs, while Moscow has also been hit by sanctions. Standing beside Putin, Merkel said both countries - but especially Russian Federation as a permanent member of the UN Security Council - had a responsibility to tackle these problems.

World News UNSC condemns Kabul attack as 'heinous, cowardly'
Author: 0 UNSC condemns Kabul attack as 'heinous, cowardly'

Many residents have already fled the city, adding to the influx of people displaced by violence that has long strained resources in Kabul. Authorities meanwhile revised the death toll from Wednesday's bombing in Kabul's neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi to 34 killed, not 48.

World News Kerala floods: UAE provides relief assistance
Author: 0 Kerala floods: UAE provides relief assistance

A group of stranded fishermen who came to help with the rescue work in Alapuzzha from the state capital said they had rescued several people "but now there is no one to help us return to where we came from with our boats". He directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), NTPC, and PGCIL to cater to the basic infrastructure needs of the people in the wake of the floods .

World News Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly
Author: 0 Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly

After having secured a simple majority in the July 25 general elections, the PTI is in a comfortable position to form its government at the Centre with its allies. The party has already formed a government in its stronghold of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and an alliance with regional parties in the southwestern province of Balochistan.

World News Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies
Author: 0 Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

The former Prime Minister was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. rom Moscow, Russian president Vladimir Putin in a message to his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind said: " Atal Bihari Vajpayee rightly commanded great respect around the world".

World News Donald Trump Insists He Canceled His Parade, But Blames Washington Locals
Author: 0 Donald Trump Insists He Canceled His Parade, But Blames Washington Locals

The Pentagon's portion of that tab was as high as $50 million, which would pay for equipment, troops, flyovers and support staff, the official said. Mattis himself said late Thursday that he had seen no such estimate and questioned the media reports. A memo when the plan was first mooted said no tanks would be used so as not to damage the roads of the nation's capital.

World News United Kingdom is responsible for 141 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, Italy says
Author: 0 United Kingdom is responsible for 141 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, Italy says

Tove Ernst, a spokesman for the European Commission, said it was in contact with "a number of member states that have approached us regarding the incident" to try to find a "swift resolution" to the standoff. Many migrants recounted how they were "held in inhumane conditions in Libya", where human traffickers are based, the aid group aid. But on Monday, Madrid did not repeat its offer, with a government spokeswoman saying: "At the moment, Spain is not the safest port because it is not the ...

World News North, South Korea to hold summit in Pyongyang in September
Author: 0 North, South Korea to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

While a cease-fire exists between the US and North Korea due to an armistice, the two governments never agreed to a permanent peace agreement after the Korean War. Pyongyang has urged Washington to ease the economic punishments, but the United States says that can not happen until the North completely denuclearises.

World News Wildfire smoke rolls into region
Author: 0 Wildfire smoke rolls into region

Air circulation patterns are bringing in smoke from wildfires in California and OR to the south, Canadian wildfires to the north , and the Maple Fire on the Olympic Peninsula to the west. Residents are also being advised to close windows and doors and to use air conditioning in order to re-circulate fresh air. Open both for fresh air when air quality improves.

World News Twitter gives InfoWars the same one-week ban it gave Alex Jones
Author: 0 Twitter gives InfoWars the same one-week ban it gave Alex Jones

He's also accused Hillary Clinton of being involved in a child sex trafficking ring ( false ). Each company, that is, except Twitter. Twitter came under enormous criticism for refusing to go along, but on Tuesday announced that they were suspending Jones's account for one week due to violations of its rules.

World News Worst floods in a century kill 67 in India's Kerala state
Author: 0 Worst floods in a century kill 67 in India's Kerala state

Cochin International Airport temporarily suspended flight operations citing rising trend of water inflow at the airport. The closure of the global airport at Kerala's commercial capital Kochi until August 18 due to heavy rains and floods in the south Indian state has upset the travel plans of thousands from Qatar and many more passengers, transiting through Doha's Hamad worldwide Airport.

World News Transgender woman, Somali-American win United States primary nods
Author: 0 Transgender woman, Somali-American win United States primary nods

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders also easily won his Democratic Senate primary, though he's expected to run in November as an independent. Christine Hallquist made history as the first transgender candidate for a state's governorship after winning the Democratic primary in Vermont on Tuesday.

World News US ambassador calls for UK support in putting pressure on Iran
Author: 0 US ambassador calls for UK support in putting pressure on Iran

Iran announced on Saturday that it will bring back home a second batch of 20%-enriched uranium which has been kept in Russian Federation under the 2015 nuclear deal to be used in Tehran Research Reactor. "Sometimes you need to take a stand against friends". On Tuesday, the US had re-imposed the first round of economic sanctions on Iran, which mainly target the country's banking sector.

World News Defense Team Rests in Paul Manafort Case
Author: 0 Defense Team Rests in Paul Manafort Case

Manafort is accused of fraudulent banking and tax activities, including deceiving banks into granting loans and hiding his income from tax authorities. Closing arguments will begin next, followed by jury deliberations. Prosecutors have requested two hours for their closings - an opportunity to stitch the barrage of documents and hours of often-technical witness testimony they have presented to jurors over the last two weeks into a cohesive narrative.

World News 'Grieving' Orca Mother Finally Abandons Dead Calf After Two Weeks
Author: 0 'Grieving' Orca Mother Finally Abandons Dead Calf After Two Weeks

The centre said whale-watchers near Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, had reported seeing Tahlequah without her calf's body last week, but Saturday (local time ) was the first time researchers were able to confirm those reports. Researchers were hoping to collect the carcass after J35 let it go to find out why it died. She has featured in countless stories, including a report from Kara Kostanich for USA network ABC , which broke hearts when it was broadcast on August 1.

World News Trump authorizes doubling of tariffs on Turkey's steel, aluminum
Author: 0 Trump authorizes doubling of tariffs on Turkey's steel, aluminum

The Turkish lira hit a record low on August 10 after President Donald Trump authorized the doubling of tariffs on imports of Turkey's steel and aluminum. The New York Times suggested that Trump could also be trying to offset the effects of Turkey's weakened currency on the existing tariffs. In his speech in the northeastern city of Bayburt, Erdogan added that he would decisively defend the country against economic attacks.

World News Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India's Kerala state
Author: 0 Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India's Kerala state

Shibu, a relief official told UCANEWS on Friday that almost 200 army soldiers joined rescue workers in the worst-hit Ayannkulu , Idukki and Wayanad areas. Amid rains continuing to lash the state, educational institutions across Kerala have declared a holiday today. Water levels in rivers are on the rise.

World News California governor declares state of emergency as fires threaten thousands of homes
Author: 0 California governor declares state of emergency as fires threaten thousands of homes

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties due to the effects of the Holy Fire , allowing the state Office of Emergency Services to provide assistance to the counties. Furious flames and smoke can be seen billowing across the area in and around Lake Elsinore. He claimed during the interview that he was the target of threats from the MS-13 gang.

World News Plane stolen from Seattle airport crashed into nearby island
Author: 0 Plane stolen from Seattle airport crashed into nearby island

Pastor said the plane crashed into Ketron Island, a small heavily-wooded island with around 20 full-time residents. There were no passengers aboard. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said the man "did something foolish and may well have paid with his life", according to the AP.

World News US Weighs In on Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Dispute
Author: 0 US Weighs In on Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Dispute

The loss will have a "negligible impact on our bottom line", Weeks said Tuesday. Castellanos added the decision by Saudi Arabia is also a hit to the university's diversity, calling the Saudi students very important cohorts of the U of R.

World News Trump's letter to Putin calls for more exchanges
Author: 0 Trump's letter to Putin calls for more exchanges

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a series of talking points during his trip to Helsinki which included nuclear disarmament and banning the placement of weapons in space, says a memo obtained by USA politics journal Politico. The president has called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Moscow a "witch hunt". He also held talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledged to block new sanctions against Russian Federation.

World News Children Killed In Yemen’s Bus Attack
Author: 0 Children Killed In Yemen’s Bus Attack

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the coalition air strike and called on all parties to spare civilians and "to respect their obligations under global humanitarian law, in particular the fundamental rules of distinction, proportionality and precautions in attack ", U.N.

World News North Korean coal entered ports illegally - South Korea
Author: 0 North Korean coal entered ports illegally - South Korea

North Korea remains unchanged in its will to implement agreements made by the top leaders of North Korea and the United States during their Singapore talks, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted a foreign ministry spokesperson as saying on Thursday.

World News USA urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud
Author: 0 USA urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud

The clash between the two countries began last Thursday when the Canadian government posted a tweet expressing concern over Riyadh's arrest of two women's rights activists. The Canadian currency dropped as much as 0.5 per cent to 76.21 USA cents after the Financial Times reported that the Saudi Arabia central bank and state pension funds have instructed their overseas asset managers to dispose of Canadian assets starting Tuesday.

Author: 0 Paul Manafort trial day 7: Rick Gates cross examination continues

It's a day that featured testimony from just one witness, Rick Gates, Manafort's longtime deputy, who finished his direct questioning from prosecutors and underwent a grueling cross-examination from lead defense attorney Kevin Downing. Gates said under questioning Wednesday that he told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Justice Department lawyers about some of the offshore companies that contained millions of dollars in proceeds from their Ukrainian political work.

World News Republican congressman Chris Collins indicted for securities fraud
Author: 0 Republican congressman Chris Collins indicted for securities fraud

The charges, brought by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office, relate to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotechnology company on whose board Collins served. Attorneys for Cameron Collins said, "We intend to mount a vigorous defense on behalf of our client". Chris Collins , his son and Zansky avoided $768,000 in losses, according to the indictment .

World News Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer

European traders said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's main wheat-buying agency has told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin wheat and barley. A number of rights campaigners, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi, have been arrested in the kingdom. "It's estimated to be about 100,000 (barrels per day), and that's down over the past two years", McTeague said of Saudi Arabia's oil exports to Canada.

World News Gates Testifies He Helped Manafort Fudge Info To Obtain Loans
Author: 0 Gates Testifies He Helped Manafort Fudge Info To Obtain Loans

Among the crimes Gates testified to doing with Manafort include: knowingly hiding 15 foreign accounts from the government; stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort by filing false expense reports, which were paid from Manafort's offshore accounts; and filing false tax returns, in which the men under-reported their income, created fake loans and failed to disclose their foreign accounts.

World News Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi dies
Author: 0 Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi dies

Despite best efforts of our doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond. Karunanidhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on July 28 following a dip in his blood pressure, which stabilised after medical intervention.

World News Video Shows New Angle On Brooklyn Nail Salon Fight As Protests Intensify
Author: 0 Video Shows New Angle On Brooklyn Nail Salon Fight As Protests Intensify

In a video posted to Facebook , Mercy Maduka explained that she was paying a visit to the NY salon when a huge fight broke out over a so-called botched eyebrow . "You couldn't pay me to come back here", said resident Crystal Harper. Christina Thomas , who Zheng allegedly attacked with a broomstick, is also being charged with assault.

World News Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions
Author: 0 Iran Says It's Willing To Talk With US 'Right Now' Amid Sanctions

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLeBron James to produce documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble" for Showtime Rosie O'Donnell leads anti-Trump Broadway sing-along at the White House Study warns of looming potential for runaway global warming MORE in an early morning tweet on Tuesday labeled newly reimposed sanctions on Iran the "most biting ...

World News Active-Duty Army Engineers Being Sent to Fight California Wildfires
Author: 0 Active-Duty Army Engineers Being Sent to Fight California Wildfires

The fire comes as California firefighters continue to struggle to contain the deadly Carr Fire to the north of the Mendocino Fires. "California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized".

World News Venezuelans living in USA blamed for drone attack
Author: 0 Venezuelans living in USA blamed for drone attack

Maduro is deeply unpopular because of Venezuela's collapsed economy, hyperinflation that could reach 1 million percent this year and his autocratic style of governing. He blamed Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for the incident. Colombia said the accusation was "baseless". "It could be a lot of things from a pretext set up by the Maduro regime itself to something else", U.S.

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