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Global Amsterdam stabbing likely terrorist incident; Two Americans hurt: Authorities
Author: 0 Amsterdam stabbing likely terrorist incident; Two Americans hurt: Authorities

The two American males were seriously injured on August 31 when a man with a knife attacked people in the crowded train station near Amsterdam's city center. The alleged attacker is said to have told police he acted over what he called repeated insults to God, the Koran and Islam's Prophet Mohammed. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the USA was "ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate".

Global 13 hurt and 2 missing after boats collide on Colorado River
Author: 0 13 hurt and 2 missing after boats collide on Colorado River

Several people were rescued immediately by other boaters, and one critially injured woman was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital, according to officials. Helicopters have been deployed as part of the search, and authorities have scoured the shoreline. The search resumed Sunday, but authorities said the toll of missing had risen to four at that point.

Global Typhoon Jebi: Japan EVACUATIONS as deadly storm set to hit TODAY
Author: 0 Typhoon Jebi: Japan EVACUATIONS as deadly storm set to hit TODAY

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled a scheduled trip to Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island, to oversee the government's response to the typhoon, Kyodo said . "I heard on the news that JR lines would stop". Some companies recommended their employees to work from home on Tuesday. As the typhoon lashed Shikoku and the Kii Peninsula, evacuation warnings and advisories were issued in many areas.

Global ‘We need to grow up’: Malaysian MPs condemn caning lesbian couple
Author: 0 ‘We need to grow up’: Malaysian MPs condemn caning lesbian couple

They were caned at the Sharia High Court in Kuala Terengganu , state capital of Terengganu, a court official confirmed to AFP. The case has sparked widespread condemnation and focused attention on what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country.

Global Trump warns Assad against ‘reckless' attack on Syria’s Idlib
Author: 0 Trump warns Assad against ‘reckless' attack on Syria’s Idlib

Trump's tweet came shortly after Iran's foreign minister said "terrorists must be purged" from Idlib , the last opposition stronghold in the country. Thousands of government troops and allied fighters have been massing in areas surrounding the province. Russian Federation and Iran have insisted that extremist groups in Idlib must be defeated and are expected to back regime forces in any assault.

Global Woman carrying baby leads Texas cops on high-speed chase
Author: 0 Woman carrying baby leads Texas cops on high-speed chase

Dramatic helicopter footage captures the shocking moment a mother crashes her vehicle and attempts to carjack while on the run with her baby. Authorities say the woman, later identified as 29-year-old Caitlyn Rodriguez , was traveling at about 100 miles per hour before she rear-ended a pickup that had stopped at a light.

Global Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms
Author: 0 Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms

Mr Trump tweeted: "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department". A few minutes after the tweet on Sessions, Trump added a second tweet attacking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, asserting that Democrats did not like Comey until Trump fired him in 2017.

Global Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat
Author: 0 Kavanaugh supreme court nomination not 'normal', says Senate Democrat

However, Senator Lindsey Graham claimed that Kavanaugh may change the status quo of Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity. Klobuchar argued that the documents stemming from Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House could "strongly bolster the arguments that I could make" on whether the appellate court judge is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court .

Global Xi denies China is spending money on African ‘vanity projects’
Author: 0 Xi denies China is spending money on African ‘vanity projects’

She said that, as a continent on the rise, Africa had a lot to learn from China and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation provided a suitable platform for closer cooperation and shared experiences. China is the single largest bilateral financier of infrastructure in Africa. Xi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will both chair a roundtable discussion at the summit where Chinese and African leaders will discuss China-Africa relations as well as worldwide and regional issues of ...

Global Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets case
Author: 0 Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets case

A file photo of detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (bottom, centre) and Wa Lone (top, centre) being escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon , on Aug 20, 2018. Reacting to the news, Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler said, "This is a major step backwards in Myanmar's transition to democracy, can not be squared with the rule of law or freedom of speech".

Author: 0 Australian model Sinead McNamara found hanged on billionaire's yacht

The boat is owned by Alberto Bailleres , a Mexican billionaire in the mining business with a net worth of $9.6 billion. According to local media, Mr Bailleres left the yacht, which was anchored off the island of Kefalonia , on Tuesday - leaving Ms McNamara alone with the crew.

Global U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants
Author: 0 U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants

The deal was done even before the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) government assumed power, he added. USA frustration has boiled over before: President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama authorised drone strikes on Pakistani safe havens and sent USA commandos to kill militant kingpin Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad hideout.

Global New Pakistan PM to Skip UN General Assembly to Focus on Economy
Author: 0 New Pakistan PM to Skip UN General Assembly to Focus on Economy

Imran Khan said Pakistan is one of the seven most affected countries by global warming and prime objective of this drive is to make the country green and counter the negative impact of global warming. "I can say with full confidence that relations between both the nations would be enhanced", he said. "Welcoming his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi noted the potential for strengthening the already strong bilateral relationship", said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Global Court Bars Brazil’s Jailed Ex-leader Lula From Election
Author: 0 Court Bars Brazil’s Jailed Ex-leader Lula From Election

The lone opposing voice during the steamy session Justice Edson Fachin disagreed with his fellow justices, citing a recent call by a United Nations human rights committee calling for Lula to be allowed to run while he further appeals his conviction.

Global African leaders trooping to Beijing for 2018 FOCAC summit
Author: 0 African leaders trooping to Beijing for 2018 FOCAC summit

Noting China's long-time friendship and shared destiny with Africa, Xi said China does not attach any political strings, nor does it seek any privilege or special interest in China-Africa cooperation. The Chinese President and his wife, Peng Liyuan, will later hold a banquet for their guests. The pair will lead the morning and afternoon discussions, according to the release.

Global Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain
Author: 0 Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain

John McCain , in a ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral, the culmination of a week of public memorials for the Arizona lawmaker, who died August 25 at age 81. "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness , the real thing", she said. John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy after a five-day procession that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared objective.

Global Protests at airport after two lawmakers were detained by police
Author: 0 Protests at airport after two lawmakers were detained by police

We will now embark on getting Hon Zaake to leave for medical treatment too. "We were able to do examination on [MP] Bobi Wine but the people of [MP] Zaake did not allow us to access him". On Friday afternoon, the Ugandan government had sent a team of nine doctors led by Dr Byarugaba Baterana, the Mulago Hospital Executive Director to do confirmatory tests on Mr Zaake and Mr Bobi Wine .

Global Summer time could last all year if the European Union gets its way
Author: 0 Summer time could last all year if the European Union gets its way

But if the U.S. president were to violate that agreement and impose tariffs on vehicle imports from the European Union , Juncker said, "then we will do the same". The EU Commission is proposing to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn after a survey found most Europeans opposed it.

Global Trump defends his handling of McCain's death
Author: 0 Trump defends his handling of McCain's death

Politicians, military leaders, media figures, and Washington heavyweights gathered Saturday morning at the Washington National Cathedral for the late Sen. Bush also recalled tangling with McCain, who had been tortured as a POW in Vietnam and fiercely opposed harsh interrogation tactics employed by the U.S.in the years following 9/11.

Global Trump says to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions until November
Author: 0 Trump says to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions until November

Even the reported behind-the-scenes efforts by GOP legislators to prevent Trump from obstructing justice by firing Sessions are not really about permanently preventing him from obstructing justice. "I have a feeling he took a gamble and supported the president because he knew he would reward loyalty". "I view it differently". Mr Trump has complained the United States is treated unfairly in global trade and has blamed the WTO for allowing that to happen.

Global Capitol Awaits Arrival Of John McCain
Author: 0 Capitol Awaits Arrival Of John McCain

Addressing an estimated 3,500 mourners, former Vice President Joe Biden recalled "the sheer joy that crossed his face when he knew he was about to take the stage of the senate floor and start a fight". The team, along with U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers, was set to provide everything from basic medical care to advanced life support to the thousands of people from around the nation who attended the event.

Global Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'
Author: 0 Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

According to the Times, Ohr and Steele first discussed flipping Deripaska in November 2014. Ohr also provided new details about the Justice Department's move to reassign him after his Steele ties emerged. Ohr's relationship with his wife and his interactions with Steele tie him loosely to the Russian Federation investigation. The FBI had stopped using Steele as a source shortly before the election after he shared information with Mother Jones magazine .

Global Dutch politician backs off from holding 'Prophet Cartoon' contest after outrage
Author: 0 Dutch politician backs off from holding 'Prophet Cartoon' contest after outrage

Geert Wilders , the far-right Dutch politician, has cancelled a cartoon drawing contest of the Prophet Muhammad after alleged death threats and large-scale protests in Pakistan. He said he received "hundreds" of entries. "They [the West] have their own way of looking at their religions while we [Muslims] look at it in a very different way", Khan said.

Global Democrat Andrew Gillum focused on 'everyday issues' in gubernatorial race
Author: 0 Democrat Andrew Gillum focused on 'everyday issues' in gubernatorial race

It was a Trump rally on July 31 in Tampa, which happens to be the state's largest media market, that helped propel DeSantis, a three-term congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, past Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the primary. "And I want them to know that Florida voters are smarter than that, that we're going to reject the politics of separation". When asked about the corruption probe by reporters Friday, Gillum reiterated that he is not the subject of the inquiry and emphasized that ...

Global Kenyatta calls for establishment of framework for better cooperation with Britain
Author: 0 Kenyatta calls for establishment of framework for better cooperation with Britain

Following Kenyatta-Trump meeting, the White House said a deal for construction of Sh300 billion expressway between Nairobi and Mombasa by American engineering firm Bechtel had been agreed. trying to use aid spending as part of Brexit trade plans is grosser. privatisation won't help tackle poverty or inequality". In Nigeria on Wednesday, May met with President Muhammadu Buhari and oversaw the signing of a security partnership agreement and establishment of an economic development forum.

Global Judge Orders Couple to Hand over Cash Raised for Homeless Veteran
Author: 0 Judge Orders Couple to Hand over Cash Raised for Homeless Veteran

A judge issued the order to the New Jersey pair they posted pictures online showing themselves driving a new BMW and enjoying holidays in LA, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The judge ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account by the end of business Friday and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

Global The memorial service honoring Senator John McCain
Author: 0 The memorial service honoring Senator John McCain

The service follows a public procession that brought McCain's body from the US Capitol to the cathedral. She directed messages squarely at President Donald Trump and encouraging others to live up to her father's example. "In the end, I got to enjoy one of life's great gifts, the friendship of John McCain". McCain's casket had remained overnight in the Capitol rotunda, where thousands of mourners had filed past on the day before to say goodbye as McCain lay in state.

Global Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal
Author: 0 Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal

The President's remarks-made off-the-record to Bloomberg , but later leaked to the Star-put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in a tough position. Following four days of high-level talks in Washington DC, officials from both sides appeared on track to reach an agreement, before leaked inflammatory comments from Trump threatened to upend talks.

Global South Africa to Trump: 'Stay out'. But at what cost?
Author: 0 South Africa to Trump: 'Stay out'. But at what cost?

Short term strength in the rand was perhaps from the perception that the ANC was recanting its decision to amend the constitution for land expropriation "without compensation" . Parliament's Public Works Committee officially withdrew the Expropriation Bill on Wednesday pending the conclusion of a parliamentary process to review the merits of changing the Constitution to allow expropriation of land without compensation.

Global Four killed in bus crash in US
Author: 0 Four killed in bus crash in US

A tire blew out on the eastbound truck, which then jumped the grass median and struck the Greyhound bus traveling in the opposite direction, New Mexico State Police Officer Ray Wilson told a news conference. Greyhound said 47 people were on board at the time of the crash. "We are fully cooperating with local authorities and will also complete an investigation of our own", a Greyhound spokeswoman said.

Global UN Syria envoy floats idea of evacuating Idlib civilians
Author: 0 UN Syria envoy floats idea of evacuating Idlib civilians

Any offensive on Idlib could raise tensions with Turkey, which maintains observation posts around rebel territory as part of a "de-escalation deal" with Russian Federation and Iran, another ally of the Syrian government. "That area most likely is under government control, so that requires a constructive, effective government support and a United Nations presence", he said.

Global Mystery Woman In Shackles Ringing Doorbells Identified; Boyfriend Found Dead | Crime Time
Author: 0 Mystery Woman In Shackles Ringing Doorbells Identified; Boyfriend Found Dead | Crime Time

She can be seen barefoot and without any trousers with what appears to be a restraint dangling from her wrist. Spencer added that the woman's name would not be made public because she was a victim of domestic violence. She appeared to have something around her wrists, consistent with someone being held hostage. My husband was woken up by doorbell ring. After the mystery woman was identified and found safe yesterday, deputies revealed that the man who was reportedly her boyfriend and who took ...

Global Syria's Idlib province at risk of 'humanitarian catastrophe': UN chief
Author: 0 Syria's Idlib province at risk of 'humanitarian catastrophe': UN chief

The reinforcement "comes as Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is believed to be considering a major assault on the last rebel-held enclave in northern Idlib province", says news site Al Jazeera . A provocation with chemical weapons, staged by the jihadists, will be used as a pretext for the attack, and Damascus will again be groundlessly accused of poisoning its own people, Russian Federation said.

Global Gov. Snyder lowers flags in honor of US Sen. John McCain
Author: 0 Gov. Snyder lowers flags in honor of US Sen. John McCain

Bowing to pressure, President Donald Trump today ordered American flags at U.S. buildings lowered to half-staff for Senator John McCain until his burial on Sunday. Mr McCain died on Saturday , aged 81, after choosing to end medical treatment for brain cancer. McCain's colleagues will continue to honor him.

Global Services for McCain set for Phoenix, Washington, Annapolis
Author: 0 Services for McCain set for Phoenix, Washington, Annapolis

Bush, a Republican, and Barack Obama , a Democrat, to eulogize him. So Trump's "bland" tweet about McCain's death has been OK with many people across the country - both everyday people and those in the media spotlight. Under state law, the governor's appointee to serve until the next general election in 2020 must come from the same political party. Other tributes poured in from around the globe.

Global White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall
Author: 0 White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

US President Donald Trump has said White House lawyer Don McGahn will leave his post in the coming months. " I have worked with Don for a long time and truly appreciate his service! ". Mueller's team is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice in trying to end the investigation. "People like him", Ms Sanders said of Mr Flood.

Global Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen
Author: 0 Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen

Houthi Shiite rebels walk amid the rubble of the Republican Palace that was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen. A report by the UN says Yemen is going through a deadly humanitarian crisis due to the war and blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on the nation.

Global US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle
Author: 0 US Senator John McCain dies after brain tumour battle

Eulogies from liberal and conservative figures alike, have been pouring in. His wife, Cindy, said in a tweet on Saturday that the McCain family was "overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world" after Friday's announcement.

Author: 0 Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

No explanations were offered. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities overseas, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

Global White House flag returns to half-staff to honor McCain after outcry
Author: 0 White House flag returns to half-staff to honor McCain after outcry

Over the course of five days, McCain's body will travel from the Arizona Capitol to Washington, D.C., to Annapolis, Maryland, where he will be buried at the U.S. On the Sunday morning news shows, those who knew McCain hailed the Arizona Republican as a principled and independent voice that will be sorely missed at a time of bitter division in Washington.

Global Trump warned evangelical leaders of 'violence' if GOP loses midterms
Author: 0 Trump warned evangelical leaders of 'violence' if GOP loses midterms

We are here to cement that partnership. "America is a nation of believers and tonight we are joined by faith leaders from around the country", Trump declared. Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Henry Rotich (National Treasury) were among the Kenyan delegation at the business meeting. Ms Trump praised Ms Kenyatta's community initiative.

Global Britain Supports
Author: 0 Britain Supports "Legal" Land Reform In South Africa

Donning a bright red blazer and black pants, the 61-year-old bopped her head and wiggled her hips in front of reporters on Tuesday as pupils from ID Mkhize Senior Secondary sang for her and danced. "I think it's absolutely that the government is preparing for no deal because we don't know what the outcome is going to be", she said. May was in SA as part of a three-nation visit to Africa in an effort to strengthen Britain's economic relations with the continent, ahead of the UK's exit from ...

Global Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags to honor Sen. John McCain
Author: 0 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags to honor Sen. John McCain

The White House didn't immediately respond to questions Monday. Mr. Trump did not issue a formal proclamation on McCain's death until Monday afternoon. President Donald Trump was not expected to attend any of the services. John McCain's death in office has handed Arizona's governor an empty Senate seat to give out - and a hard political puzzle to solve before he does.

Global Don't forget Rohingya, aid workers urge, one year since latest Burma exodus
Author: 0 Don't forget Rohingya, aid workers urge, one year since latest Burma exodus

Waves of Rohingya fled by foot or boat to Bangladesh in an exodus unprecedented in speed and scale. Columns of people marching through the camp on Saturday waved banners and chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great). The findings from global charity Save the Children have dashed a long-standing belief that thousands of "lost" children in the world's largest refugee camp might one day be reunited with their parents.

Global President Trump Tweets Condolences After John McCain's Death
Author: 0 President Trump Tweets Condolences After John McCain's Death

We send our condolences and prayers to the McCain family and all who are feeling the loss. - Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)Statement from team president Michael Bidwill on the passing of Senator John McCain . McCain had succeeded another GOP political legend and past presidential candidate-Barry Goldwater in 1986. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Saturday night on the passing of Sen.

Global Winds die down but rain is still a threat to Hawaii
Author: 0 Winds die down but rain is still a threat to Hawaii

Now located some 230 miles south of the capital Honolulu , Hurricane Lane was expected to hit very close to the islands on Thursday night or Friday morning. Rainfall could reach 30 to 40 inches in certain areas of the Hawaiian Islands, the National Weather Service said, and accumulations more generally of 10 to 20 inches.

Global Some of Mollie Tibbetts’ family don’t want her death politicized
Author: 0 Some of Mollie Tibbetts’ family don’t want her death politicized

Cristhian Bahena Rivera , 24, made his first appearance in court in the death of Mollie Tibbetts , whose July 18 disappearance while out jogging set off a massive search. illegally". A Cruz campaign spokeswoman didn't immediately return an email seeking comment. "I think there's real power in the ability to pull Mollie back from wherever she is so everybody pray and everybody think positive thoughts".

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