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World News John McCain Successor Will Be Tough Choice for Arizona Governor
Author: 0 John McCain Successor Will Be Tough Choice for Arizona Governor

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of CT, who was one of McCain's closest friends in the Senate , said the death of McCain means America has lost one of its greatest patriots and public servants in its history. McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy. Mr. McCain's remains will lie in state at Arizona's capitol on Wednesday, before a public viewing Friday in the rotunda of the US Capitol - an honor reserved for the likes ...

Author: 0 GOP slows efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday that he would form a bipartisan panel to determine the best way to honor the Republican senator from Arizona, who died Saturday . "He taught me that principle and compromise are not mutually exclusive", Graham said. John McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, memorializing their storied friendship and McCain's legacy.

World News UK's May pledges to boost Britain's investments in Africa
Author: 0 UK's May pledges to boost Britain's investments in 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. Wearing her trademark leopard print shoes, the prime minister moved from side to side and bobbed up and down to join dancing pupils at a school in Cape Town.

World News Bee swarm invades hot dog stand in New York's Times Square
Author: 0 Bee swarm invades hot dog stand in New York's Times Square

Twitter was abuzz with bee chatter on Tuesday after an enormous number of bees overtook a Sabrett's umbrella on 43rd Street in Manhattan. "Literally, the craziest thing I've seen", said bystander Diego Mendez from New Jersey. "It's scary. What's it doing in the middle of town?" People react to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City on Aug 28, 2018. The NYPD said "no tourist was harmed and no bee was left behind" in a tweet .

World News Two dead, many injured in multiple quakes in Iran
Author: 0 Two dead, many injured in multiple quakes in Iran

Kermanshah Governor Houshang Bazvand said that electricity had been temporarily cut to several villages. According to Iranian Seismological Center, the focus of the quake in the town of Tazeh Abad in Kermanshah Province lied at the depth of 8 km, 34.631 degrees north latitude and 46.220 degrees east longitude.

World News Designer of 3D printed gun will distribute gun plans despite court order
Author: 0 Designer of 3D printed gun will distribute gun plans despite court order

However, during a press conference Tuesday, Cody Wilson said his company, " Defense Distributed ", will continue to sell their blueprints by emailing them and by mailing them on USB drives. Speaking to Fox News in July, Wilson described current 3-D printed guns as "mostly curiosities", and said that the "big" and "bulky" characteristics of the weapons would help identify them.

World News Monster squid goes viral after it washed up in New Zealand
Author: 0 Monster squid goes viral after it washed up in New Zealand

Three diver - brothers Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin - traveled South coast of Wellington ( New Zealand ) when I came across an unusual discovery. 'It was pretty clean, nothing major on it, ' Aplin said. The giant squid is the largest type of squid , but there's one bigger: the colossal squid ! On the other hand, giant squids are usually preyed upon by sperm whales, with younger and smaller squids of the species occasionally hunted by deep-sea sharks.

Author: 0 Donald Trump u-turns on John McCain, lowers White House flags

For the second straight day, Trump remained silent Monday about McCain: In three separate appearances at the White House, the president ignored questions from reporters about the late senator and his legacy . 'We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe, ' McCain's statement read .

World News Colombians held a referendum on corruption
Author: 0 Colombians held a referendum on corruption

This consultation raises seven questions, on which the population must vote negatively or positively, in order to support or reject practices that give rise to acts of corruption at all levels of public administration. With almost 100 percent reporting, just 11.6 million people had voted, under a third of the 36.4 million eligible voters. "We already have lots of anti-corruption laws", said Hermens Lara, a Bogota municipal judge who is director of the Board of Judges and Magistrates of ...

World News Backed DeSantis is Florida's GOP nominee
Author: 0 Backed DeSantis is Florida's GOP nominee

His television ads were Trump-focused, including one where his toddler stacks bricks while DeSantis exclaims, "Build the wall!" DeSantis, who was endorsed by Trump, beat state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for the Republican nomination for governor, the Associated Press projected.

World News Hurricane Maria: new death toll estimate is close to 3,000
Author: 0 Hurricane Maria: new death toll estimate is close to 3,000

The government earlier acknowledged the death toll was much higher than their official figure of 64. The study analyzed hurricane-caused deaths from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The report did highlight the damage to Puerto Rico's infrastructure and public health, and was accompanied by a request for $139 billion in aid. "Others expressed reluctance to relate deaths to hurricanes due to concern about the subjectivity of this determination and about liability", the ...

World News We fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia, say Yemen's Houthis
Author: 0 We fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia, say Yemen's Houthis

The attacks came as tens of the military unit's members began to withdraw from their positions in the face of a massive assault by Yemeni forces backed by Ansarullah fighters. It was released ahead of United Nations peace talks between the government and Houthis on September 6 in Geneva. The experts have also chronicled the damages from coalition air strikes, the single most lethal force in the fighting, over the a year ago.

World News Donald Trump colours in US flag, gets it wrong
Author: 0 Donald Trump colours in US flag, gets it wrong

His health secretary Alex Azar shared pictures of his visit and it's clearly evident in those pictures that he got it all wrong. A photograph of the PLOTUS showed him colouring adding a blue stripe to the flag, which is only supposed to have red and whites stripes.

Author: 0 John McCain's farewell letter: 'Do not despair of our present difficulties'

The US president arranged for the military to help transport Mr McCain's remains from Arizona to Washington DC, where he will lie in state, and asked senior administration figures to attend his funeral. The president tweeted his condolences to McCain's family but made no reference to the Arizona senator. Earlier this month, when he signed a multi-billion dollar defence bill named after McCain, Mr Trump did not say his name.

World News Iran Defense Minister in Damascus, says Will Help Rebuild Syria
Author: 0 Iran Defense Minister in Damascus, says Will Help Rebuild Syria

Which goes back to the previous reports of a false flag attack , which had British special forces moving chlorine tanks into rebel-held areas, to be released to stage a chlorine gas attack, which would provide the U.S. Israel has also been critical of Iran's expanding role in Syria, saying it won't tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence near its frontiers.

World News Colorado boy kills himself after being bullied for coming out as gay
Author: 0 Colorado boy kills himself after being bullied for coming out as gay

A nine-year-old boy in the U.S. killed himself after suffering homophobic abuse at school, his mother has said. And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was driving, and he was all curled up, so scared. "I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl", Jamel recently told with his mom. A nine-year-old boy in Denver , Colorado, has killed himself less than a week into his fourth schoolyear after he came out as gay to his class.

World News Iran asks United Nations to act against ‘economic strangulation’ by U.S.
Author: 0 Iran asks United Nations to act against ‘economic strangulation’ by U.S.

Iran's 2015 nuclear deal imposed restrictions on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most US and global sanctions against Tehran. The sanctions have hit Iran hard, with the country's currency losing much of its value, leading to protests on the streets of many Iranian cities. The bloc has recently agreed on an Iran development aid package of €18 million (US$20.9 million).

World News Monstrous giant squid discovered on New Zealand beach
Author: 0 Monstrous giant squid discovered on New Zealand beach

An online commenter compared the brothers' find to the colossal squid held at New Zealand's national museum Te Papa in Wellington - which is over 5.2 metres long. The brothers weren't sure who to call and eventually chose to contact a friend from Niwa, who organised for the squid to be collected, Aplin said .

Author: 0 UK PM May for Abuja, Lagos tomorrow

Former Prime Minister David Cameron was to visit in June 2016 but did not after his resignation over the Brexit vote. "As prime minister of a trading nation whose success depends on global markets, I want to see strong African economies that British companies can do business with in a free and fair fashion, " May will say in Cape Town.

World News President Trump, Kenyan President Kenyatta Speak on Trade and Terrorism
Author: 0 President Trump, Kenyan President Kenyatta Speak on Trade and Terrorism

President Donald Trump's schedule lists a 20-minute bilateral meeting starting at 1:55pm Washington time that will involve the two as well as the U.S. The two leaders also announced that their governments had established direct flights between Nairobi and NY. US first lady Melania Trump , who helped welcome Kenyatta and his wife to the White House, is planning a solo trip to Africa this fall.

World News Became known, where buried us Senator John McCain
Author: 0 Became known, where buried us Senator John McCain

Trump, who shared a rocky relationship with McCain tweeted , "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain . Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he wrote on Saturday night. Baker III‏"Saddened to hear about the loss of a true American hero this evening. Sen". McCain lost the candidature. "He was a skilled, tough politician, as well as a trusted colleague alongside whom Hillary was honoured to serve in the Senate".

Author: 0 WH Re-Lowers Flag For McCain After Taking Heat From Vets' Groups

The flag at the White House was at full-staff Monday, and no formal statement came from Trump beyond a brief tweet . Trump feuded with McCain and has refused to talk about him since his death on Saturday. He also offered military transport for McCain's family, and that the flag be re-lowered at half-staff until his internment. "And I guess we're not shocked by it anymore, but it was so small and so petty and so trifling that even folks in the White House were reaching out to me and saying ...

World News US Judge Extends Ban Of Online 3-D Printed Gun Blueprints
Author: 0 US Judge Extends Ban Of Online 3-D Printed Gun Blueprints

The Trump administration had recently made a decision to allow the release of the blueprints, in a settlement with Defense Distributed that the administration considered to be a worldwide export matter. Then Washington state sought a restraining order to block Defense Distributed from uploading the files, with the result that the uploads were postponed while the court considered the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction.

World News Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe
Author: 0 Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe

When the New York Daily News asked Rudy Giuliani if Trump would hire a new White House Counsel the President's attorney offered a simple, "Don't know", comment. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti speculated as to why the two sides may have been unable to come to an agreement. 'I don't think there is all that much the president can do here to stop the investigation, ' he said.

World News Former POW from Duluth recalls time with McCain
Author: 0 Former POW from Duluth recalls time with McCain

Mr McCain had requested that his former White House rivals, who defeated him in both of his presidential runs, speak at his funeral. Democratic Rep. Bush, who defeated McCain for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination, called McCain a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order" and a "friend whom I'll deeply miss".

World News US Senator John McCain dies aged 81
Author: 0 US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

McConnell recounted a visit earlier this year to Sedona, Arizona, to see McCain, recalling how the two men - both fierce and loyal tacticians of the Senate - had the privilege to reminisce about their time in the body together. Former vice-president, long-time friend and political opponent Joe Biden said Mr McCain's "impact on America hasn't ended". Mr McCain's daughter Meghan said the task of her lifetime would now be "to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love".

World News Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241
Author: 0 Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241

State media put the number of injured at 310. "Red Crescent dispatched 21 assessment teams, along with 40 relief workers to the region", said Morteza Salimi, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Relief and Rescue Organization. Last November, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck villages and towns in Kermanshah province, along the mountainous border with Iraq , killing at least 530 people and injuring thousands of others.