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Global Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region
Author: 0 Air Quality Advisory Issued as Wildfire Smoke Blankets Region

The pollution created by the smoke and particles in the air can aggravate their diseases, leading to increased medication use, and more doctor/emergency room/hospital visits. If you use the car's fan or air conditioning, make sure the system recirculates air from inside the vehicle; don't pull air from outside. The only mask that the PSCAA recommends is the N95- or N100-rated masks .

Global Canada, Australia Dominate 2018 List Of World's Most Liveable Cities
Author: 0 Canada, Australia Dominate 2018 List Of World's Most Liveable Cities

This year, Vienna gained an overall livability rating of 99.1, edging out Melbourne which came in second with a score of 98.4. The EIU said Manchester's jump in the rankings was due to an improved security score. The EIU said Manchester had shown "resilience in the face of adversity" in the wake of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorism attack. Last year, Singapore rose to its highest ever ranking at 35th in the annual survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Global Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Barrier Outside UK Parliament
Author: 0 Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Barrier Outside UK Parliament

Westminster station is closed for entry and exit, Transport for London said . British media reports Salil Khater has been arrested for the crash on charges of terrorism . We sent a number of resources to the scene including three ambulance crews, responders in cars and an incident response officer". "At 0737hrs today, a auto was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament".

Global 35 dead, 30 vehicles involved in Italian bridge collapse
Author: 0 35 dead, 30 vehicles involved in Italian bridge collapse

Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although the death toll fluctuated throughout the day and some people were found alive in the debris. Ponte Morandi, built in the 1960s, was undergoing repairs when the tragedy happened. Autostrade, a unit of the infrastructure group Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton family, manages the section of the toll highway that collapsed.

Global Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Author: 0 Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin

She will face incumbent Gov. Phil Scott in November, whose approval ratings with his GOP base have tumbled following recent efforts to tighten gun control in Vermont. He will face Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic primary to run for the state's highest office in November, when she would become the nation's first transgender governor if elected.

Global Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September
Author: 0 Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

The statement didn't give an exact date but said the inter-Korean summit would be held "within September in Pyongyang". At the leaders' first meeting in April, at the border village of Panmunjom, Mr Moon agreed to visit Pyongyang this autumn.

Global Afghanistan says Taliban attack on Ghazni repulsed
Author: 0 Afghanistan says Taliban attack on Ghazni repulsed

American helicopters and drones were deployed to help push the Taliban back, the BBC reported, with multiple homes and government buildings reportedly destroyed by the fighting . The highway from Kabul to Afghanistan's southern provinces, which runs through Ghazni , is still closed. In May, the Taliban attacked the western city of Farah.

Global US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal
Author: 0 US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Mr Johnson even goes over the head of Whitehall and urges British businesses directly to cut ties with Iran. In a pointed intervention into an issue that has strained ties between the two allies, Woody Johnson said the United Kingdom should embrace Trump's hard-hitting sanctions on Iran, reimposed last week, and break ...

Global ‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days
Author: 0 ‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days

She's also known as Tahlequah, a name she was given as part of the adopt a whale program at The Whale Museum on Washington's San Juan Island. Tahlequah captured nationwide attention after being spotted carrying her dead calf, which died about a half hour after being born on July 24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said .

Global Parliament auto crash: What's happening in Westminster?
Author: 0 Parliament auto crash: What's happening in Westminster?

In a statement on Twitter, London's Metropolitan Police said a number of pedestrians were injured and that it will issue more information when they have it. Anxious bystanders could be seen looking on as the cyclists sat on St Margaret Street waiting for help following the crash that has injured at least two people.

Global Trump signs defense bill restricting drawdown of US troops in Korea
Author: 0 Trump signs defense bill restricting drawdown of US troops in Korea

It allows Trump to waive sanctions against countries that bought Russian weapons and now want to buy USA military equipment. The president has repeatedly disparaged McCain, usually without using his name, even in the months since the senator has largely retreated from the Washington scene to his Arizona home for cancer treatment.

Author: 0 Trump campaign says Omarosa job offer wasn't 'hush money'

I didn't know that. Asked on MSNBC's "Hardball" if special counsel Robert Mueller - investigating possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - would be interested in any of them, she said, "If his office calls again, anything they want, I'll share".

Global New quake strikes Lombok island
Author: 0 New quake strikes Lombok island

But her experience underscores the challenges facing this region: Four days after the quake killed hundreds and displaced 270,000 more, injured survivors in remote areas cut off by landslides and broken bridges are still emerging. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told the news agency Wednesday that another 1,447 people were injured and more than 165,000 have been displaced.

Global Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory
Author: 0 Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory

After completion of the swearing-in ceremony, the speaker will prorogue the NA session until August 15, when the new speaker and deputy speaker of the assembly will be elected. After the oath-taking, the ruling and opposition parties will be asked to nominate candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker. Khan has also been getting facilitation meetings and congratulatory appreciations from representatives of various countries including India.

Global Space Force: Trump 2020 asks supporters to vote on logo
Author: 0 Space Force: Trump 2020 asks supporters to vote on logo

The Pentagon's plan , released Thursday, identifies China and Russian Federation as "strategic competitors" that are "explicitly pursuing space war fighting capabilities to neutralize U.S space capabilities in a time of conflict". "Creating a new branch of the military is not a simple process", Pence noted. The Air Force is now in charge of the USA military's space capabilities.

Global Trump calls for peace on Charlottesville anniversary as residents on edge
Author: 0 Trump calls for peace on Charlottesville anniversary as residents on edge

Lisa Woolfork, a University of Virginia professor and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville organizer , said police are mounting a "huge, overwhelming show of force to compensate for last year's inaction". A review by a former US attorney found a lack of coordination between state and city police and an operational plan that elevated officer safety over public safety.

Global Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan
Author: 0 Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

Libertarians also had a choice for governor on the primary ticket, for the first time in Michigan's history. Vice President Mike Pence , who sought to unify Republicans at a post-primary rally in Grand Rapids, said the "blue wall" crumbled in MI with Trump's 2016 win - the first for a GOP presidential nominee in decades.

Global Non-Stop Rain In Kerala, All 5 Gates Of Idukki Reservoir Opened
Author: 0 Non-Stop Rain In Kerala, All 5 Gates Of Idukki Reservoir Opened

Some visuals from flood-affected areas of the coastal state. At least 22 people have died in Kerala due to incessant rainfall and flooding in the past two days, the Home Ministry said today. As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, over 60 people were stranded in a resort in Munnar after the roads to the resort got blocked due to a landslide on Friday.

Global ‘A Huge Step Backward’: Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill to Legalize Abortion
Author: 0 ‘A Huge Step Backward’: Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill to Legalize Abortion

The rejected bill would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy for all women. That dealt a hammer blow to the Catholic Church, which is as revered in Ireland as it is in Argentina . Worldwide human rights and women's groups have been closely following the vote, and figures such as USA actress Susan Sarandon and "The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret Atwood supported the pro-abortion cause in Argentina.

Global At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say
Author: 0 At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

Numerous emergency response personnel responded to the shooting Friday morning and remain at the scene. A shooting rampage last month in that city left two people dead. "(Policing) is something that I think challenges you physically, mentally and socially; you need to be aware of those components. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences via Twitter , and said that the government is " following the situation closely ".

Global The media learned that note Putin gave Trump in Helsinki
Author: 0 The media learned that note Putin gave Trump in Helsinki

Among the proposals Putin's Trump - extension for five years of validity of the contract on Strategic offensive arms (start-III). The June 12 meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was successful 28 percent of respondents said, while 33 percent said it was unsuccessful and 39 percent said they were not sure.

Global The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump
Author: 0 The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

IRS agent Michael Welch said the total includes foreign wire transfers to USA vendors like landscapers and clothiers, wire transfers to buy property, and income reclassified as loans. "The Ukrainians", Gates said, adding a layer to his statement Tuesday that he had stolen "Mr. Manafort's money". It's unclear how he has aided the special counsel's probe beyond the Manafort case, but Gates was a deputy to Manafort on the Trump campaign and worked on the transition and presidential ...

Global Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake
Author: 0 Death toll rises to 131 in Indonesian quake

A woman was pulled alive on Tuesday from under a collapsed grocery store in the rural north of Lombok, near the epicenter of Sunday's 6.9 magnitude quake. The global charity Oxfam said drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok. The authorities have appealed for more medical personnel and basic supplies.

Global 1200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency
Author: 0 1200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

Here's what travellers need to know. A powerful natural disaster struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday , shaking neighboring Bali , one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said New Zealand's Embassy in Jakarta was responding to the quake. Tourists queue to depart from the Praya Lombok International Airport on the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 6, 2018, after an quake struck ...

Global Twitter is not banning Alex Jones; Jack Dorsey explains why
Author: 0 Twitter is not banning Alex Jones; Jack Dorsey explains why

After a long period of public pressure , multiple platforms and outlets such as YouTube and Spotify , have removed Infowars and Alex Jones content from their respective platforms. Jones is now being sued by the parents of Sandy Hook victims for claiming the 2012 mass school shooting was a hoax. "Accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors", Dorsey said, "so it's critical journalists document, validate, and refute such information directly ...

Global Hamas rockets spark wave of strikes on Gaza
Author: 0 Hamas rockets spark wave of strikes on Gaza

Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel, as seen from Sderot, Aug. 8, 2018. The three flare-ups, which follow months of tensions due to protests and clashes along the Gaza border, have raised fears of a fourth war between the two sides since 2008.

Global Boris Johnson faces Tory disciplinary panel over burka comments
Author: 0 Boris Johnson faces Tory disciplinary panel over burka comments

The party declined to comment on the disciplinary procedure. A spokesperson the party said , "The code of conduct process is strictly confidential". The panel will consider whether Johnson should be disciplined following a deluge of complaints against him . It says elected Tories must " lead by example to encourage and foster respect and tolerance " and act " in a manner which upholds the reputation and values " of the party.

Global Space Force will be sixth branch of United States military, Pence says
Author: 0 Space Force will be sixth branch of United States military, Pence says

The Pentagon is moving toward fulfilling President Trump's request to establish a Space Force, in what would be the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years. This year, Gen. John Hyten, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, said that "rather than going through the difficulty of new organizational constructs, I believe the leadership we have now can execute the missions that we need to".

Global Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura
Author: 0 Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

Some lawmakers like Senator Ben Bruce took to social media to make the revelation, saying they were doing everything to protect "our democracy". According to a report by Vanguard, the sacked Director General of the Department of State Service, DSS , Lawal Daura , had informed the IGP of his plans for a massive deployment of his men to National Assembly, and pleaded with him to support the operation with more men from the police force.

Global Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon
Author: 0 Footage shows botched eyebrow job lead to wild brawl in nail salon

The cell phone video , which was posted to Facebook Friday, showed people in aprons grabbing a woman's shirt before another person started hitting her with a long object that looked like a broom handle as she tried to leave the salon. Moses was also arrested on charges of assault causing injury, harassment and menacing. And protesters had picketed outside the nail salon, accusing the Asian-owned business of disrespecting residents of the predominantly black neighbourhood.

Global Donald Trump claims victory for Republican Troy Balderson in tight Ohio race
Author: 0 Donald Trump claims victory for Republican Troy Balderson in tight Ohio race

However, if Balderson keeps the victory, it will be short-lived - the seat will go up for election again in November for the general midterm election. Trump made his preference clear for Kobach. The president's Senate pick, John James, whom Trump called a "potential Republican star", also won. If you intend to vote in today's primary, you will need to either already be registered as a Republican or Democrat or declare a party affiliation at the polling place.

Global Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges
Author: 0 Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges

He will be released after MACC records his statement, it said. Malaysia's new government has shut down a Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center, just over a year after it was launched by the kingdom's ruling monarch during a visit here last year.

Global Moms of 11 children found at New Mexico compound arrested
Author: 0 Moms of 11 children found at New Mexico compound arrested

The toddler, who suffers from seizures, developmental delay, wears braces on his legs, can not walk, and requires daily medication, went to the park in Clayton County with his father in December and never returned. There was no plumbing or electricity on-site. Outside were pieces of wood, garbage and children's clothing that hung across a broken sheet of cardboard.

Global Twin fires are second-largest in recorded California history
Author: 0 Twin fires are second-largest in recorded California history

Elsewhere in California, evacuations were ordered for cabins in Cleveland National Forest canyons in Orange County on Monday afternoon after a blaze broke out and quickly spread to blacken some 700 acres (283 hectares). Guidi said. "That's what we're trying to prevent", Austin said. Fire agencies haven't been complaining about a lack of water, especially water "diverted" to the Pacific.

Global Khartoum: South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal
Author: 0 Khartoum: South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

Sudan's official SUNA news agency says Kiir will head the government during the transitional period and Machar will return as first vice president. Held at Friendship Hall in Khartoum, the ceremony was graced by Museveni, Sudan leader Omar Al Bashir , Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire and Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen.

Global Bolton denies United States involvement in Maduro assassination plot
Author: 0 Bolton denies United States involvement in Maduro assassination plot

In this case, Maduro wasn't targeted by a lone gunman or any person at all - his "attacker" was a pair of explosive-carrying drones. Assassination attempt or not, Glenn couldn't get past the way Maduro's celebrating military panicked and ran for their lives moments after hearing the explosion, which you can see in the video below.

Global Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'
Author: 0 Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'

He concludes the tweet by saying, "I did not know about it!" On July 11, 2017, Trump Jr. released what he said was the "entire email chain" of his conversations setting up the disputed meeting with the Russian attorney, showing what appeared to be an offer to provide information that would "incriminate" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr.

Global Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort
Author: 0 Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

Gates was Manafort's right-hand man during the pair's lobbying work in Ukraine. Gates said "yes" to both questions. Gates already pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy against the United States and another count of making false statements to federal investigators.

Global President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.
Author: 0 President Trump Endorses Bill Lee for Tenn. Gov.

Lee won a resounding 13 point victory in Thursday's primary, receiving 37 percent of the votes cast , nearly 100,000 more votes than second place finisher, Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd, who received 24 percent of the vote. Lee called himself the race's only conservative outsider and focused heavily on his Christian beliefs. Blackburn bills herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative".

Global Ontario Ends UBI Experiment Two Years Early - Hit & Run
Author: 0 Ontario Ends UBI Experiment Two Years Early - Hit & Run

One program recipient, who has lived in poverty for 15 years, told Business Insider that the basic income pilot was "a huge ray of hope", and that the future is now uncertain. Basic income experiments are planned or are underway in Scotland , India, Kenya, Finland and Oakland, California. Basic income programmes are being tested out around the world.

Global Saudi Arabia to freeze new trade with Canada, recalls ambassador
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia to freeze new trade with Canada, recalls ambassador

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry early Monday said the kingdom was also freezing all new business and investment transactions with Canada while retaining its right to take further action. "Any further step from the Canadian side in that direction will be considered as acknowledgment of our right to interfere in the Canadian Domestic affairs", the statement reads.

Global Iran: China
Author: 0 Iran: China "pivotal" to salvaging its nuclear deal

The nuclear deal lifted worldwide sanctions in exchange for Iran agreeing to restrictions on its nuclear program. Pompeo has insisted Washington is not advocating for regime change in Iran, but veteran Iran-watchers say the administration's demands come pretty close.

Global Mendocino Complex Fire scorches over 157000 acres, more homes evacuated
Author: 0 Mendocino Complex Fire scorches over 157000 acres, more homes evacuated

Those figures, along with the fact that large fires are starting earlier in the year, has state officials anxious. The Carr Fire , which incinerated 1,067 homes, started with sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire, Department of Agriculture and Fire Prevention officials said.

Global Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton
Author: 0 Meeting in Trump Tower Was to Get Information on Clinton

He quickly replied, "if it's what you say I love it". "Well, the question is, 'How would it be illegal?'" Sekulow said of the meeting. Sekulow said it was a simple mistake. One attorney who deposed Trump in the 1990s told CNN about the experience in a segment that aired Friday night . Before he was president, private citizen Donald Trump sat for several depositions in legal cases related to his businesses.

Global Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working
Author: 0 Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

At the same time, Trump has credited tariffs with helping revitalize the steel industry . The US president has accused China and others of exploiting the United States in global trade, and has demanded Beijing make a host of concessions to avoid the new duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which could be imposed in the weeks after a comment period closes on September 5.

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