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World News California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community
Author: 0 California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

He also faces sentencing enhancements for arson of multiple structures. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the flames, which have charred more than 18,000 acres (7,280 hectares). According to WGN9, Clark told a cameraman he was asleep when the fire started. Clark is being held at the Orange County Jail on $1 million bail and is expected to make a court appearance Friday.

World News Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island
Author: 0 Stolen Horizon Air plane crashes in Puget Sound island

Minutes later, a Horizon Air Q400 crash-landed on Ketron Island after an "unauthorized take-off" from Sea-Tac Airport. Police also said the incident was not related to terrorism. "I've got a lot of people that care about me". The identity and condition of the pilot are not known. KIRO 7 further reports that a mechanic who works at the airport took the plane and flew it south along the coast, doing maneuvers.

World News Zimbabwe: Opposition challenges election result in court
Author: 0 Zimbabwe: Opposition challenges election result in court

The ceremony - which was due to be held on Sunday - has been postponed while the Constitutional Court consider claims by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa that last month's poll was rigged. Zanu-PF secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa earlier in the week revealed that the party has assembled a 12-man legal team to respond to the challenge.

World News Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city, casualties
Author: 0 Taliban launch major attack on Afghan city, casualties

USA attack helicopters and drone aircraft helped government forces fight back. Smoke rising into the air after Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni on August 10, 2018. As helicopters circled overhead in the early morning, a second government official said it was too risky for people to venture on to the streets. It said some bodies of the rebels remained at the battleground.

World News MI voters weigh in on governor’s primaries
Author: 0 MI voters weigh in on governor’s primaries

Mr. Shapiro said he was "excited" that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, who won her primary in NY for a House seat, has been framed as the future of the Democratic Party. "Women leaders use our platforms and our power to make sure that we are being representative, that we are making decisions with all voices around the table", Whitmer said.

World News Judge halts deportation, issues threat to Sessions
Author: 0 Judge halts deportation, issues threat to Sessions

DC District Judge Emmet Sullivan then blocked the administration from deporting the two plaintiffs while they are fighting for their right to stay in the USA - reportedly excoriating the administration and threatening to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt.

World News Abby Huntsman Expected to Join ‘The View’
Author: 0 Abby Huntsman Expected to Join ‘The View’

The long-running daytime talk show features discussions on current events, entertainment, politics, and more . Other " View " co-hosts include Whoopi Goldberg , Joy Behar , Sunny Hostin and McCain. The hiring of Huntsman comes in the wake of The View bidding adieu to both co-host Sara Haines (who with Michael Strahan will co-anchor Good Morning America's new, Chew-replacing third hour, GMA Day , starting September 10) and part-time panelist Paula Faris (who left the talker in ...

World News US Senate Intelligence Committee Calls Julian Assange To Testify
Author: 0 US Senate Intelligence Committee Calls Julian Assange To Testify

WikiLeaks has published a letter, apparently from the U.S. senate committee investigating Russian election interference, asking Julian Assange to give evidence. Assange and WikiLeaks played a key role in the interference of the 2016 campaign by nefarious Russian actors. Days after announcing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich's killer, Assange brought up Rich when discussing the risks whistleblowers take to expose corruption.

World News 'Firenado' sweeps across factory field in England
Author: 0 'Firenado' sweeps across factory field in England

In the horrifying footage, the "firenado" is seen swirling as firefighters rushed to the scene. Incredible footage of a "firenado" has been captured by firefighters while battling a huge inferno at a plastics factory. That was not the only firenado firefighters encountered while fighting the blaze, the department sharing a second video on their Facebook page of yet another fire whirl they went up against.

World News 'Lock your doors': At least four dead in Canada shooting
Author: 0 'Lock your doors': At least four dead in Canada shooting

They have advised residents of Brookside Drive to "stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety". Fredericton is located about 50 miles northeast of the USA border with Maine. The Canadian broadcaster CBC reported that the shooting happened in a residential area of the city and that paramedics and firefighters were on the scene.

World News Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up
Author: 0 Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

The former prime minister says that he has previously explored ways to remove Hamas from power in Gaza, but his proposal, which apparently included an Israeli reconquest of the Strip, was rejected by the PA and Arab states. A Hamas spokesperson, Abdul Latif al-Qanoa, said that Hamas militants were "defending its people against the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza as part of its national duty".

World News Palestinian leadership in Israel takes legal action against Jewish Nation-State Law
Author: 0 Palestinian leadership in Israel takes legal action against Jewish Nation-State Law

Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, said in a statement on Tuesday that the law " has distinct apartheid characteristics " and denies " civil and national rights of Palestinians in their homeland ". The law, however, would not require making state services accessible in Arabic. Tens of thousands of Druze and their supporters rallied in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against the legislation.

World News Korea slams USA officials for sanctions
Author: 0 Korea slams USA officials for sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with US President Donald Trump . In an April summit, President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to seek such declaration this year through three-way meetings involving the two Koreas and the United States or four-way talks involving the two Koreas, the USA and China.

World News Saudi Arabia blocks flights from Canada
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia blocks flights from Canada

The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada's ambassador to Riyadh and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of rights activists. "They don't know exactly what's going to happen to them", Castellanos said. A representative with Canada's ministry of global affairs did not immediately have a comment.

World News At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market
Author: 0 At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market

They comprise mostly AK-47s and small arms, but in some cases authorities have found heavy machine guns and bombs, in particular since Al Qaeda established a presence in the country in 2011. He added that this operation was "implemented in accordance with worldwide humanitarian law and customary rules". The Western-backed alliance fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said in a statement that the air strikes targeted missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of ...

World News Pence outlines plan to create U.S. Space Force by 2020
Author: 0 Pence outlines plan to create U.S. Space Force by 2020

Pence said it is needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russian Federation. " President Trump and I are grateful to Secretary Mattis for this department's diligence in preparing this report, and our administration will soon take action to implement these recommendations, with the objective of establishing the United States Department of the Space Force by 2020", he said.

World News Celebrations and anger as Argentine Senate rejects abortion bill
Author: 0 Celebrations and anger as Argentine Senate rejects abortion bill

The Senate debated a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and eventually voted against it, keeping abortion limited to cases of rape or risks to a woman's health. Activists estimate that 3,000 women in Argentina have died of illegal abortions since 1983. Thousands of women, a lot of them poor, are hospitalized each year for complications linked due to unsafe abortions - the main cause of maternal death.

World News Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza
Author: 0 Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

The military said it was prepared "to target any aggression against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip". It added that no Israeli troops were injured in the exchange. It deemed Israel's shelling of them a "criminal act". On August 5th, the day before the report was published, 17-year-old Ahmad Jihad Ahmad al-Aydi from Gaza succumbed to wounds he had sustained on the first day of Great March of Return protests on March 30th.

Author: 0 Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

The most powerful one struck on Sunday in the northern region of Lombok with a magnitude of 7.0 which has left tens of thousands homeless and 227 dead, rescuers told the Associated Press (AP). The announcement came after an inter-agency meeting was called to resolve wildly different figures from different agencies. Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble caused by an natural disaster at a mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia.

World News Poland slams Russian 'occupation' of Georgian regions since 2008
Author: 0 Poland slams Russian 'occupation' of Georgian regions since 2008

The statement of the Russian Prime Minister in an interview with radio station " Kommersant FM " reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the European truth. The statement also mentioned Georgian citizens Davit Basharuli, Giga Otkhozoria and Archil Tatunashvili, who were killed by the occupation forces, saying Georgia has repeatedly proved unilateral fulfillment of the non-use of force, expecting similar steps from Russian Federation.

World News Rick Gates, testifying in Manafort trial, admits to affair, London apartment
Author: 0 Rick Gates, testifying in Manafort trial, admits to affair, London apartment

Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is charged with 18 counts of tax and banking crimes and has pleaded not guilty to all charges . Although Manafort is not on trial for anything he did while working for Trump, the case is being seen as a key test for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who brought the charges.

World News Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island
Author: 0 Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island

Palmer said she felt the quake from where she was staying in a treehouse in Bali . A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok , which is just east of Bali , on July 29, killing 16 people. Indonesian search and rescue personnel work on a collapsed mosque in Pemenang, North Lombok on August 6, 2018, the day after a magnitude 6.9 quake struck the area.

Author: 0 Aftershock at 5.9-magnitude strikes Indonesian island days after quake

The national disaster agency has said all those numbers are likely to increase, as more information comes in and more victims are found. The governor of the province that includes Lombok where the quake was centered, the military, the national search and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381.

World News Brit tourist racks up £36,000 in speeding fines on holiday
Author: 0 Brit tourist racks up £36,000 in speeding fines on holiday

The man's passport is being held by the auto dealership which is refusing to incur the fines. But like an M. Night Shyamalan film, here's the twist, and there is a twist: In Dubai , traffic fines accumulated on a rental auto are the legal responsibility of the company that owns the vehicle.

World News Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?
Author: 0 Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?

She added that women should be free to wear the burqa if they chose to do so. He added: "The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is a toxic patriarchy controlling women".

Author: 0 Indonesia natural disaster death toll jumps to 347

An imam continued to pray and lead worshippers while a huge natural disaster tore through the mosque in the Indonesian resort of Bali, eliciting praises from every corner of the internet as the video of the incident went viral on social media.

World News Trump aide was committing tax crimes for years - star witness
Author: 0 Trump aide was committing tax crimes for years - star witness

Manafort's defense team did its darndest to sully Gates as a liar, a cheat, a thief and an adulterer for eight hours inside Judge T.S. Ellis' Alexandria courtroom over the past three days. As he has repeatedly noted, President Donald Trump is not directly implicated in Paul Manafort's Virginia trial. Gates came on board the Trump campaign with Manafort and stayed for the duration of the campaign, later serving as deputy chairman for Trump's inaugural committee and then starting a ...

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