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World Rand Paul says he gave Putin a letter from Trump seeking cooperation
Author: 0 Rand Paul says he gave Putin a letter from Trump seeking cooperation

The White House said Trump had provided Paul with a "letter of introduction" for his trip at the senator's request. The White House plans to impose sanctions over foreign interference in U.S. But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents. However, he undermined those remarks when he quickly returned to calling the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt", and referred to Russian interference as a "hoax".

World At Least Four Killed In Canada Shooting, Say Police
Author: 0 At Least Four Killed In Canada Shooting, Say Police

Earlier Friday morning, police were asking people in the area to stay inside with their doors locked, and not to post information on social media about the position or activities of police. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop", Mr DiDiodato said . About five minutes later, he could hear similar noises near his home. A second tweet shortly afterwards added: "Due to the volume of calls , please refrain from calling the police station directly, and in case of emergency continue to ...

World Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance
Author: 0 Gaza rocket hits near southern Israeli city in show of defiance

Overnight on Wednesday, three Palestinians - including a woman and her 18-month-old baby - were killed by an Israeli air strike inside Gaza. In a statement , Hamas added that they hold Israel responsible for the latest escalation and called for worldwide intervention "to prevent the rapid escalation on the ground".

World France floods: 1600 evacuated, German missing at campsite
Author: 0 France floods: 1600 evacuated, German missing at campsite

Around 1,600 people, including many holidaymakers at campsites, have been evacuated in southern France after torrential rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into raging torrents. Of the 750 people helped to safety by emergency crew in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas region of Gard, around 120 of them were children, mainly from Germany.

World Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio
Author: 0 Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

It is clear that he intends to undermine the investigation because he lists keeping control of the House as an alternative to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who is recused from the investigation and all related matters on the advice of ethics experts - taking control of the probe or to Mueller finding the president to be innocent.

World Critics of nation-state law 'mistaken and misinformed,' Netanyahu advisor says
Author: 0 Critics of nation-state law 'mistaken and misinformed,' Netanyahu advisor says

The "nation state law", which has near-constitutional power as part of the series of Basic Laws that inform and direct Israel's legislative and judicial branches, was passed by a 62-55 margin earlier this month, enshrining Israel as the historic homeland of the Jewish people and stating Jews have a "unique" right to self-determination within its borders.

World North Korea chides U.S. for pressing sanctions
Author: 0 North Korea chides U.S. for pressing sanctions

But the North Korea statement separates Mr. Trump from "high-level officials", thus allowing the the country to rail against the US, while leaving the door open for the president to continue his dialogue with leader Kim Jong Un . North Korea called out the U.S.' "shameless and impertinent behavior", according to a press release out Thursday via a foreign ministry spokesperson.

World The View Is Adding A Fox News Host To Replace Sara Haines
Author: 0 The View Is Adding A Fox News Host To Replace Sara Haines

A Fox News Channel spokesperson confirmed this will be Huntsman's final weekend co-hosting Fox & Friends Weekend, the Saturday and Sunday editions of President Donald Trump's fave morning show. One thing that she will lose is her unofficial title of the "hottest reporter on Fox", as bestowed upon her by her fans and Instagram followers. "This has been a dream I've always had to be on this show", she said of The View .

World Twitter CEO: We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views
Author: 0 Twitter CEO: We Do Not Shadow Ban for Political Views

Dorsey is reportedly going to be talking with Sean Hannity about these issues, making it pretty clear which consumer base he's trying to placate. "We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey tweeted Tuesday . Dorsey hasn't directly defended attacking dead children and their grieving parents, but he has argued that he can't be expected to play nanny to people who don't necessarily do these things on Twitter.

World Israeli military attack in Gaza kills 2 Palestinians
Author: 0 Israeli military attack in Gaza kills 2 Palestinians

There have been reports about talks between Palestinian factions, Egypt , the United Nations and Israel to reach a long-term truce in the besieged enclave. Hamas' military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed in a statement that the dead men were its fighters and named them as Ahmad Murjan and Abdel-Hafez al-Silawi.

World Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises
Author: 0 Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

The official toll from the original quake on Sunday is at 164, but other government agencies have offered estimates of up to twice as much. Kan Hyeong-woo has the latest. It was the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week. He said his agency is "still verifying the correctness of the data". Most people live in basic housing in small communities.

World Twitter CEO not banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
Author: 0 Twitter CEO not banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

In a series of tweets on the subject, Dorsey said Twitter reasoned that it was journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumours or sensationalized issues. Apple removed five of Jones' six Infowars podcasts from the Podcasts app Sunday night. "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with differing opinions", the statement continued.

World Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill Dozens, Including Bus Full Of Children, In Yemen
Author: 0 Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill Dozens, Including Bus Full Of Children, In Yemen

A hospital supported by the aid group has received "dozens of dead and wounded", adding that "under worldwide humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict". "Shrapnel from the intercepted missile scattered over residential areas, martyring a Yemeni resident and wounding 11", said Col Turki Al Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government.

World Retired Astronaut Says We Don't Need Trump's Space Force
Author: 0 Retired Astronaut Says We Don't Need Trump's Space Force

Pence said at the Pentagon the force was needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened tensions with China and Russian Federation. But Mr Pence was carrying the Trump message loud and clear today, describing space as "crowded and adversarial".

World Poland confirms support for territorial integrity of Georgia
Author: 0 Poland confirms support for territorial integrity of Georgia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia said it greatly appreciates the global community's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity and the peaceful settlement of the conflict. Medvedev added that NATO's expansion is a threat to Russian Federation. Earlier this summer, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders discussed closer ties with Georgia and Ukraine at their summit in Brussels.

World Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs
Author: 0 Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs

The last gasp of the defense team's attacks landed with one final accusation in front of the jury: that Gates had cheated on his wife several times over the years. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. "After all the lies you've told, and the fraud you've committed, you expect the jury will believe you?" Gates also said Manafort floated banker Stephen Calk's name for consideration as Secretary of the Army, a post ...

World Indonesia quake: Death toll mounts to 98
Author: 0 Indonesia quake: Death toll mounts to 98

Justice Minister Andrew Little was in Indonesia when a magnitude 7.0 quake hit Lombak overnight, killing more than 80 people. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Author: 0 Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 220

Rescue team members prepare to find people trapped inside a mosque after an quake hit on Sunday in Pemenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia , on August 8, 2018. The aftershock had caused more "trauma", said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescue workers were still digging through rubble and trying to reach survivors of Sunday's quake.

World Boris Johnson was RIGHT on burka ban comments, senior Imam says
Author: 0 Boris Johnson was RIGHT on burka ban comments, senior Imam says

It was the wrong language to use. "And some of the terms Boris used describing people's appearance obviously have offended", the prime minister said. "If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so". "If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists". In an interview with Daily Telegraph , Johnson said full-face veils should not be banned in Denmark but mentioned he found it "absolutely ridiculous" ...

World Texas A&M grad takes senior photo with alligator
Author: 0 Texas A&M grad takes senior photo with alligator

She'll be graduating with a degree in wildlife ecology this week. I can kiss him on the snout. Tex - who is the largest live "nuisance" gator in captivity - was brought to the center in October 2016 after losing his fear of humans after people kept feeding him.

World Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial
Author: 0 Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial

That includes even using his position as Trump campaign chairman to sway a banker for a few more million dollars, according to court filings and previous testimony. Gates' testified that he and Manafort knew they were committing crimes for years. He was so desperate, prosecutors say, that he allegedly falsified loan application documents to keep himself afloat.

World Lombok quake: More than 500 hikers evacuated from Mt Rinjani
Author: 0 Lombok quake: More than 500 hikers evacuated from Mt Rinjani

By late afternoon, more than 250 people had reached a relief post in Sembalun village and a team of rescuers has reached hundreds more near the mountain's crater lake, a local military official, Arifianto, told Indonesian TV. "I felt the earth move. and thought 'Huh?" The guides were screaming, 'Don't die, don't die .' One of the guides had to shake me and take me by the hand.

Author: 0 Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake

Lombok is a roughly 4500 sq km island east of the slightly larger island of Bali. Indonesia's geological agency said the quake on Thursday afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometres, centred in the north-west of the island.

World Indonesia survivor says many buried in mosque
Author: 0 Indonesia survivor says many buried in mosque

CBS2's Ben Tracy reports. A resident inspects a mosque damaged by an quake in North Lombok, Indonesia , Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Boats have also been sent to the nearby Gili islands to collect more than a thousand tourists stranded there.

World United States to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation for nerve attack in UK
Author: 0 United States to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation for nerve attack in UK

The State Department said Wednesday that the USA will slap Russian Federation with sanctions for using a military-grade nerve agent in an attack on United Kingdom citizen and former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Later on, London claimed that the Novichok-class toxin had been developed in Russian Federation. London and its allies have accused Moscow of trying to kill the Skripals and says the two cases are likely linked.

World Israel pounds Gaza, killing a pregnant woman and her child
Author: 0 Israel pounds Gaza, killing a pregnant woman and her child

One Palestinian rocket hit a house, Israeli media said , showing footage of houses and cars pockmarked with shrapnel. Sirens sounded in Israeli areas near Gaza, warning residents to seek immediate shelter, the Israeli army said. Gaza has been controlled by Hamas for more than a decade, during which time it has fought three wars against Israel, most recently in 2014. The Israel Defense Forces Twitter account said its fighter jets had targeted more 140 strategic sites, including a weapons ...

World Two hurt as Israel hits Gaza targets over 'arson balloons'
Author: 0 Two hurt as Israel hits Gaza targets over 'arson balloons'

Yaghi and Suri were buried on Saturday. Israeli fire has taken the lives of at least 157 Palestinians since March 30. Israel has shut the Kerem Shalom crossing, Gaza's sole commercial access point, as a punitive measure over the launch of incendiary balloons by Palestinian activists from the seaside enclave into Israel, banning all deliveries except food and medicine.

World China, Germany defend Iran business ties as US sanctions grip
Author: 0 China, Germany defend Iran business ties as US sanctions grip

At current market rates, the imports are worth some $15 billion a year. Iran has denounced as "U.S. unilateralism" the reimposition of sanctions in line with Trump's decision to pull out of the agreement over Iran's nuclear program. "We want to see a much broader retreat by Iran from their support for worldwide terrorism, their belligerent military activity in the Middle East and their ballistic missile, nuclear-related programs", National Security Advisor John Bolton told Fox News.