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Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos , right, who pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI during the agency's Russian Federation probe, holds hands with his wife Simona Mangiante, as they arrive at federal court for sentencing, Friday, Sept. [Full Article...]

Manslaughter vs. murder: Explaining the charge Dallas cop Amber Guyger faces

Manslaughter vs. murder: Explaining the charge Dallas cop Amber Guyger faces Last night, a female Dallas Police officer returned to what she believed to be her apartment after her shift ended - she was still in uniform when she encountered Mr. This is a developing story and will be updated . However, a previously reported manslaughter charge has been placed on hold. The night of the shooting, Guyger's apartment key was found in Jean's door, suggesting that she had tr... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence, a Category 3, takes aim at Bermuda, potentially East Coast

Hurricane Florence, a Category 3, takes aim at Bermuda, potentially East Coast Hurricane Florence is our first major hurricane of the 2018 season in the Atlantic. If the southern track continues it may avoid making any landfall in Bermuda and only hit the United States, but Bermuda is likely to feel at least some impact. [Full Article...]

India's Supreme Court strikes down law that punished gay sex

India's Supreme Court strikes down law that punished gay sex Today, thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling, it is no longer illegal to take part in homosexual acts, and literally the entire LGBT community in India is taking to the streets to celebrate. The Lalit hotel's Keshav Suri, one of the court's petitioners, entered the lobby to rousing applause, gave his husband a peck on the cheek and declared: "It is time to celebrate". [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe The 31-year-old Chicago native was a little-experienced petroleum analyst based in London when he joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 as one of a handful of members of the Republican candidate's national security and foreign policy advisory board. [Full Article...]

Japan: Two killed after 6.7-magnitude natural disaster hits Hokkaido island, triggers landslides

Japan: Two killed after 6.7-magnitude natural disaster hits Hokkaido island, triggers landslides The Japanese national broadcaster NHK, citing its own tally, reported that 125 people were injured and almost 40 are feared missing. The collapsed remains of what appeared to be houses or barns were strewn about. Around 20 people are missing in Atsuma town, near the earthquake's epicentre. Japan is in the midst of a record tourism boom and will host the Olympics in 2020. [Full Article...]

Body of second person killed in Colorado River collision found

Body of second person killed in Colorado River collision found The Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Kingman, Arizona , says the body of 24-year-old Kirra Drury of Ventura, California was found Tuesday afternoon. Some passengers in the boats were thrown into the water upon collision while others jumped. Divers have been sent into the river, which can run as deep as 30 feet (9 meters). [Full Article...]

Nine injured as bridge collapses

Nine injured as bridge collapses So far, 21 people have been injured in the accident; the deceased has been identified as Soumen Bag. "We will conduct high-level inquiry into the incident and strict action will be taken against whoever is responsible for negligence". Governor K N Tripathi, who visited the site, described it as "a big disaster". "There was a report on a pit here for quite some time, I don't know whether the public... [Full Article...]

Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions Justice Department lawyers have previously said Rosenstein is aware of the scope and activities of Mueller's investigation. "I'll see what happens", Trump told Bloomberg . It said the President declined to comment when asked whether he would keep Mr Sessions in office beyond November. "The president's lost confidence in Jeff Sessions ", Graham said. [Full Article...]

President escalates attacks on his attorney general

President escalates attacks on his attorney general The President's tweets about various indictments brought against California Rep. Duncan Hunter who misused more than $250,000 in campaign funds and then threw his wife under the bus , and Chris Collins of NY who was indicted on insider trading and wire fraud . [Full Article...]

Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million as typhoon hits west coast

Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million as typhoon hits west coast Japanese media reported that flights to and from the region had been cancelled and some train service suspended. JMA has also issued warnings of strong waves, floods, and landslides in Japan. Jebi has a similar trajectory to Typhoon Cimaron which made landfall on 23 August, disrupting transport but causing limited damage and few injuries. [Full Article...]

2 women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’ in Malaysia

2 women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’ in Malaysia The unidentified women , aged 22 and 23, were fined 806 dollars (3,300 ringgit) in addition to the six strokes of the cane. In a shocking incident, two lesbian women in Malaysia were caned after being caught attempting to have sex in a parked auto. [Full Article...]

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus

Explosions at a Syrian military airport close to Damascus At least eight Iranian forces were killed by an US-led worldwide anti-ISIS coalition air strike near the Al Tanf military base, according to a UK-based conflict monitory. All eyes on the actions of Assad, Russia, and Iran in Idlib. United Nations officials believe an offensive on Idlib would trigger a wave of displacement that could uproot an estimated 800,000 people and discourage refugees fr... [Full Article...]

Del Mar race course shooting - jockey flung from horse during chaos

Del Mar race course shooting - jockey flung from horse during chaos Video posted to Twitter appears to show a man surrounded by two deputies and holding a handgun in the air. About 7:30 p.m. Pacific time, the operators of the racetrack tweeted that "the situation has been contained", and the concert would be "moving forward as planned". [Full Article...]

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion in Ukraine

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion in Ukraine President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation issued a statement that stopped short of directly blaming the Ukrainian government. A low-grade conflict between Russian-backed separatists and Ukraine has continued in recent months, with each side accusing the other of violating the peace agreements hammered out by Ukraine, Russia , Germany and France in Minsk, Belarus, in 2015. [Full Article...]

Reuters journalists in Myanmar sentenced to 7 years in jail

Reuters journalists in Myanmar sentenced to 7 years in jail Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were detained last December after a late-night meeting with police officers who handed them documents in what has been described by defense attorneys and press watchdogs as a case of entrapment. Their sentencing has sparked global outrage and raised concerns about press freedom. They had been arrested last December while carrying official documents given to them... [Full Article...]

USA military decides to cancel $300 million aid to Pakistan

USA military decides to cancel $300 million aid to Pakistan Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné Faulkner said the United States military would aim to spend the money on other "urgent priorities". Earlier this year Mr Trump suspended so-called coalition support funds, accusing Pakistan of rewarding past assistance with "nothing but lies and deceit". [Full Article...]

Ramaphosa wants China communist party to work closely with ANC

Ramaphosa wants China communist party to work closely with ANC Xi will introduce new concepts and proposals for ties between China and Africa , and announce new actions and measures on practical cooperation with Africa during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing summit September 3-4, official media has reported. [Full Article...]

Congress Honors John McCain at Capitol Rotunda Ceremony

Congress Honors John McCain at Capitol Rotunda Ceremony The remains of the late Senator John McCain are lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Friday as Americans continue to mourn the loss of the long-time legislator and war hero. "We go back a long way". Larry Fitzgerald , a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals NFL team, described his perhaps unlikely friendship with McCain. [Full Article...]

Trump cuts millions from 'refugee' funding

Trump cuts millions from 'refugee' funding UNRWA now supports some five million registered Palestinian refugees and provides schooling to 526,000 children in the Palestinian territories as well as in camps in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. "These very programmes have a proven track record in creating one of the most successful human development processes and results in the Middle East". [Full Article...]


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