Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

At least 20 killed, dozens missing as heavy rain pounds Japan At least 20 killed, dozens missing as heavy rain pounds Japan

Another three million have been advised to flee. At least 38 people have died, four people are said to be in a serious condition and another 47 remain missing, the public broadcaster NHK reported. Kyodo news service, which put the death tally at 34...

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies 'sold' Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies 'sold'

She said they also wrote to the sub-divisional officer (SDO) for shifting 70 mentally and physically challenged inmates from Nirmal Hriday. Authorities arrested Indwar and another charity worker at the home. According to police, six newborn babies...

New Wildfires Sweep Through California, Burning Homes New Wildfires Sweep Through California, Burning Homes

And in central Colorado's Park County, crews encircled a third of a spotty fire that forced the Buffalo Creek Wilderness to close. On the California-Oregon border, the fire ignited Thursday and moved swiftly through the region that is home to many ...

'Tiny Beryl' becomes first hurricane of the season 'Tiny Beryl' becomes first hurricane of the season

The storm strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane from a tropical storm early Friday morning. Hurricane forecasters expect the system to weaken and drop back into tropical storm status by late Saturday east of the Lesser Antilles , a group of Car...

Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult leader and several followers Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult leader and several followers

The Yomiuri ShimbunThe Justice Ministry executed former Aum Supreme Truth cult leader Chizuo Matsumoto , also known as Shoko Asahara, on Friday morning in Tokyo . He founded the cult in 1984, and declared himself Christ in 1992. The imag...

Election of new Mexican president adds uncertainty to future of NAFTA talks Election of new Mexican president adds uncertainty to future of NAFTA talks

He said he supports the continued renegotiation of NAFTA and wants his own team of experts to be part of the talks before he takes office December 1. Carlos Jasso / Reuters Mexico's next President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses supporters, i...

Trump asked aides about invading Venezuela Trump asked aides about invading Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is speaking out, following an earlier report from the Associated Press about a potential US invasion into the country. Maduro said Trump's question to his advisers came after Venezuelan opposition figures visit...

Charlie Rowley, Dawn Sturgess, poison, Novichok attacks, Russian agent Charlie Rowley, Dawn Sturgess, poison, Novichok attacks, Russian agent

British officials blamed the Skripals' poisoning on Russian Federation. Making clear that the United Kingdom will "stand up to the actions that threaten our security", he added: "It is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberat...

Donald Trump to nearly entirely avoid London during United Kingdom visit Donald Trump to nearly entirely avoid London during United Kingdom visit

They are marvels of engineering, but, even more importantly than that, very soon they will be generating enough electricity for nearly three-quarters of all homes in the city of Aberdeen. President Donald Trump , first lady Melania Trump and their ...

USA tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation USA tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation

Beijing insists it's the injured party. "We are forced to make a necessary counterattack to protect the core profits of the country and the interests of people", it said in expressing readiness to take reciprocal measures against the United St...

Syrian troops seize border with Jordan, rebels reach deal with Russian Federation Syrian troops seize border with Jordan, rebels reach deal with Russian Federation

Assad is also aiming to recover control of rebel-held areas of Quneitra province at the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Ahmad Abazid, a political analyst from Daraa city, played down the significance of the advances of pro-gover...

Trump takes credit for avoiding war Trump takes credit for avoiding war

You haven't seen nuclear - you haven't seen the nuclear detonations. Bolton also said the administration's plan would require the North Koreans to provide full disclosure of all their nuclear programs and ballistic missile sites, but that has not...

Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign

Yet for many critics, who have watched with apprehension as Wheeler ascended the EPA ladder, that kind of experience and approach is beside the point. "Still a very long way to go to fully drain the swamp", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N...

US Man Calls Police On Black Woman At Pool, Gets Sacked US Man Calls Police On Black Woman At Pool, Gets Sacked

Based on the incident at the Glenridge Community Swimming Pool located in the 3300 block of Tallison Drive, the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) has received multiple national and global media requests for both an official statement and for r...

Asia Briefs: Talks on to schedule Mahathir's China trip Asia Briefs: Talks on to schedule Mahathir's China trip

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday the "unfairness" of contracts for Beijing-backed projects would be a key issue he would raise during a visit to China next month. "And the interest also is of concern to us, because the interes...

4Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue 4Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue

A spokesman for Musk confirmed the talks, but didn't elaborate on their content. Over the years, he has also used social media to respond to worldwide disasters. There's no denying the rescue mission is a risky one, that was highlighted earlier today...

Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

United States officials have ordered DNA tests on "under 3,000" detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis, a senior official has said. "We will comply [with th...

Thailand cave rescue: Boys 'can walk but can't dive yet' Thailand cave rescue: Boys 'can walk but can't dive yet'

More heavy rain is expected to fall over the weekend but the governor emphasized that rescuers would only try to free the team if the risk to their lives was minimal. "I can't believe this happened", he told CNN by phone. The death of Kunan, an e...

Heat wave enters 4th day with no relief in sight Heat wave enters 4th day with no relief in sight

Jefferson County is also under an AIR QUALITY WARNING until Sunday at 11 p.m. The pollutant of concern is "ground level ozone concentrations" and "fine particles", according to AccuWeather . AccuWeather is making similar predictions. Cooling ...

Matthaeus tips England to meet Brazil in World Cup final Matthaeus tips England to meet Brazil in World Cup final

Ibrahimovic is Sweden's all-time leading goalscorer having struck 62 times in 116 appearances, but Eriksson highlighted Andersson's team has collective rather than individual strength. He told Swedish broadcaster Svergies Radio: "It couldn't be a b...

Beryl becomes first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season Beryl becomes first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season

The National Hurricane Center describes Beryl as a "very compact hurricane", with hurricane-force winds extending 10 miles from the center, and tropical-storm force winds seen up to 35 miles from the center. Earlier, forecasters said the storm was ...

Government reform protests gather pace in Poland Government reform protests gather pace in Poland

Mucha also announced that Jozef Iwulski, now the longest-serving Supreme Court judge, will take over Gersdorf's duties as acting 1st President of the court from Wednesday. She insists that Article 183.3 of the constitution sets her term at six year...

Trump Plans to Raise Russian Election-Meddling With Putin Trump Plans to Raise Russian Election-Meddling With Putin

Trump in turn, said that the meeting with Putin will raise the issue of Russian interference in American elections, will discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and other global issues. "The president will continue to hold Russian Federation ac...

Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency

In his announcement of his departure on Twitter , Trump said , "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job". Scott Pruitt , who has led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump administration, has resigned and deput...

Mom shoots carjacker trying to steal car with kids inside Mom shoots carjacker trying to steal car with kids inside

According to police, Booker-Hicks shot the man once in the face and caused him to crash into a nearby telephone pole. "I reached over the armrest to get my (to) glove compartment and that's when I fired at him once I got the gun". Though Booker-Hicks...

Germany says Iran package will not fully compensate for USA sanctions Germany says Iran package will not fully compensate for USA sanctions

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. As an original signatory to the deal, the USA - under then-President Barack Obama - also pledged to waive secondary American sanctions as long as Iran continues to abide by the agreement....

12 bodies found, dozens missing as tourist boat sinks off Phuket 12 bodies found, dozens missing as tourist boat sinks off Phuket

BANGKOK-At least 33 people drowned and another 23 are missing after a tourist boat packed with passengers capsized in rough seas in southern Thailand , police said Friday. Thailand's deputy prime minister, Prawit Wongsuwon, has ordered an investigat...

Travel adventure group involved in mishap, three dead Travel adventure group involved in mishap, three dead

Scraper, Lyakh's girlfriend, launched her own social media marketing business that came with travelling around the world. "Your bright personality will be greatly missed", one person wrote on Facebook . This RCMP helicopter was part of a recovery ef...

Pompeo Brings 'Rocket Man' CD for Kim Jong Pompeo Brings 'Rocket Man' CD for Kim Jong

Four other US officials said the Hermit Kingdom was purposely trying to mislead the U.S. "On this trip, I'm seeking to fill in some details on these commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised ea...

Chuck Schumer appealed to Trump to pick Merrick Garland for Supreme Court Chuck Schumer appealed to Trump to pick Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Trump said he'll name his nominee July 9, and the White House aims to have Kennedy's successor confirmed in time for the court's next session in October. It's important to maintain that caveat, because President Trump has not made a final decis...

Most voters disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of immigration, family separations Most voters disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of immigration, family separations

Trump's border wall. Around the country, this sentiment is being echoed by several prominent Democrats seeking to bolster their progressive credentials. Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham said Trump's family separation policy "is utterly immoral". ...

Donald Trump, serial harasser of women, mocks the #MeToo movement Donald Trump, serial harasser of women, mocks the #MeToo movement

Interested in Donald Trump? Along with bragging about his mouth and brain, Trump commented on the protester who climbed onto the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday. "You deserve a senator who actually votes like he's from Montana", the ...

Trump says he doesn't believe allegations against Jim Jordan Trump says he doesn't believe allegations against Jim Jordan

Jordan's denial conflicts with descriptions that the alleged abuse was rampant and well known in OSU wrestling circles. "We knew of no abuse, never heard of abuse". But he's not hiding that fact as he moves foward with these allegations against S...

EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

At the time , the president was feuding with Sessions over the AG's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, according to CNN , which cited three people familiar with Pruitt's pitch. A Senate vote would be required if h...

Verdict expected in ex-Pakistani prime minister Sharif's corruption trial Verdict expected in ex-Pakistani prime minister Sharif's corruption trial

She further reiterated that the real verdict shall be revealed to the public on July 25, the day when general elections shall be held in the country. "It is based on injustices". His daughter, Maryam Sharif, also received a seven-year sentence, whi...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT