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World News US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death
Author: 0 US prisons chief removed from position after Epstein's death

The multimillionaire financier had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by NY federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls, some as young as 14. It was not immediately clear whether the Epstein suicide would prompt renewed calls for structural changes, but Nebraska GOP Sen. He also named former agency official Thomas Kane as her deputy.

World News China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer
Author: 0 China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offer

Congress also has the power to pass legislation affecting Hong Kong's relationship with the United States in ways that could further erode the territory's reputation for stability and rule of law. The Post reports protesters scolded one another when they saw some people using laser pointers to try and provoke the police officers around them.

World News China's Hong Kong office condemns airport clashes as 'near-terrorist acts'
Author: 0 China's Hong Kong office condemns airport clashes as 'near-terrorist acts'

As protesters battled police in Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday , partially shutting down air traffic, Mr Trump appeared ambivalent, telling journalists the situation was "very tricky". President Donald Trump said in a tweet Tuesday that reports from US intelligence agencies show the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong, stoking fears of a possible intervention.

World News Damascus angered by Turkish army convoy heading for key Syria town
Author: 0 Damascus angered by Turkish army convoy heading for key Syria town

Syrian air strikes hit near a Turkish military convoy that approached frontlines in northwest Syria on Monday as government forces advanced on a rebel-held town, a monitor and a rebel source said. The Sham Network, an activist collective, posted photos of the Turkish convoy. Hours after the airstrike, the Turkish convoy was still just north of the village of Heesh in Idlib, said Yazan Mohammed, a media activist in Idlib province.

World News Officer involved in death of Eric Garner fired by NYPD
Author: 0 Officer involved in death of Eric Garner fired by NYPD

Judge Maldonado also said Pantaleo was "untruthful", and "self-serving" during the course of the investigation. As many people are outraged that Jay-Z has said we are beyond kneeling, the case of Eric Garner - who was killed in an illegal chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo - is a ideal example of why people were still kneeling following the announcement of the rapper's partnership with the NFL.

World News Israeli army injures Palestinian protester in West Bank
Author: 0 Israeli army injures Palestinian protester in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said Thursday he would not allow two Democrats, Tlaib, of MI, and fellow Congress member Ilhan Omar , of Minnesota, to make a planned trip to Israel. The United States, particularly under Trump, is Israel s strongest ally. "Her grandmother would have surely said no". Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, sent a letter to government officials late Thursday, which was approved Friday, the Israeli Interior Ministry said in a statement .

World News OH white nationalist arrested for threatening Jewish community center
Author: 0 OH white nationalist arrested for threatening Jewish community center

The FBI raided his home-they claimed to discover several semi-automatic weapons, a gas mark, bulletproof armor, as well as white nationalist and anti-Semitic-but not certain yet if Reardon will face federal charges. Authorities say the Instagram account was Reardon's. "Security has become a vital part of the mission of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, a mission which we will never waver".

World News ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63
Author: 0 ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Bombing at Kabul Wedding That Killed 63

The huge blast ripped parts of the ceiling off. The ISIS affiliate claimed that after the suicide bombing, a vehicle bomb was also detonated in the attack , though Afghan officials haven't confirmed this. "There's a potential motive for them to conduct bigger spectacular attacks right now, on the eve of a historic settlement between the United States and the Taliban", Smith said.

World News Sudan army, civilians seal interim power-sharing deal
Author: 0 Sudan army, civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Also present were regional and global dignitaries including Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. Railway workers and other protesters had traveled to the capital Friday by train from Atbara, the northern transport hub where the uprising began in December.

World News Thousands left homeless by fire in Bangladesh's capital
Author: 0 Thousands left homeless by fire in Bangladesh's capital

The fire destroyed hundreds of shanties in a slum where many people are low-wage garment-factory workers. Firefighters took more than six hours to put out the flames and the Bangladesh Government said it would provide relief for those without shelter.

World News Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says buying Greenland 'a large real estate deal'

He said he fears Trump is driving the global economy into a recession . In remarks to reporters on Sunday, Trump cast the possible purchase as a strategic move by the U.S. "I'm just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look". In a more generously worded statement , Greenland's government said they viewed the discussion as "an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer", although they ...

World News Israel fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed
Author: 0 Israel fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed

The Iron Dome intercepted several rockets fired at Israeli territory by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday evening, just one day after the anti-missile defense system shot down a projectile heading toward the Jewish state. The exchange came after a series of other incidents along the Gaza border since the start of the month. Early on Saturday, Israeli aircraft hit two underground Hamas targets.

World News India has been captured by Hindu supremacist ideology: Imran Khan
Author: 0 India has been captured by Hindu supremacist ideology: Imran Khan

But this was expected all along because the moment UNSC president refused to formally take up Pakistan's request, it was obvious that Islamabad's stratagem had misfired. "If there are talks with Pakistan then it will be on" Azad Kashmir, he tweeted. "Pakistan is a responsible state, but India has always threatened us".

World News Trump says buying Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’
Author: 0 Trump says buying Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’

Trump has expressed interest in the self-governing Danish territory - which is mostly covered in ice - asking advisers if it is possible for the U.S. "On the other hand, you have countries like China who see that there is a huge opportunity to gain some land or real estate in Greenland or to set up Greenland, when it becomes independent, as a kind of client state", he said.

World News UK strips citizenship from dual national 'Jihadi Jack'
Author: 0 UK strips citizenship from dual national 'Jihadi Jack'

A spokesperson for Britain's interior ministry declined to confirm the report, noting it does not routinely comment on individual cases. He went on to plead to be allowed back to the United Kingdom, however, the Daily Mail reports that one of the last decisions of Theresa May's government was to strip Letts of his citizenship.

World News Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Matteo Salvini decree
Author: 0 Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Matteo Salvini decree

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday that France , Germany , Romania , Portugal , Spain and Luxembourg have agreed to take in the migrants. 'For days, Open Arms remained in Libyan and Maltese waters, interfering with other rescue operations, and systematically collected people with the political objective of bringing them to Italy, ' the ministry said.

World News Iran tanker row: Gibraltar rejects USA request to detain ship
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A US attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker was rejected by a Gibraltar court on Sunday, paving the way for the ship to resume its journey in the Mediterranean under the Iranian flag and with a new name. But on Friday the US Justice Department filed a request to detain the ship alleging it was involved in supporting illicit shipments to Syria by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, listed as a terrorist group by Washington.

World News Kabul: 63 killed, nearly 200 wounded in blast at wedding
Author: 0 Kabul: 63 killed, nearly 200 wounded in blast at wedding

More than 1,000 people had been invited to the wedding, a witness said. An Afghan man inspects a damaged wedding hall after a blast in Kabul , Afghanistan August 18, 2019. Taliban and USA representatives have been holding peace talks in Qatar's capital, Doha, and both sides have reported progress. IS has claimed some of the most bloody attacks in Afghan cities over the past couple of years, with some aimed at the Shi'ite minority.

World News Walmart says it supports 'common-sense' gun control
Author: 0 Walmart says it supports 'common-sense' gun control

But a growing chorus of lawmakers and gun control advocates says that Walmart can do much more. McMillon said a ban on assault weapons "should be debated to determine its effectiveness in keeping weapons made for war out of the hands of mass murderers".

World News Sydney stabbing suspect charged with murder
Author: 0 Sydney stabbing suspect charged with murder

Mert Ney , 20, appeared briefly at Parramatta Bail Court via video link from Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged last night. Mert Ney, 20, was on late August 16 charged with murder, attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally choking with recklessness and common assault.

World News At Least 63 Killed After Bomb Blast Rips Through Wedding
Author: 0 At Least 63 Killed After Bomb Blast Rips Through Wedding

Kabul's brightly lit wedding halls can hold hundreds of people. Witnesses said a large number of people were killed, but Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the number of casualties would not be released until Sunday morning. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which went off in the reception area of a west Kabul wedding hall. "Everyone was lying all around the hall".

World News Portland To Close Hawthorne Bridge, Some Streets Before Saturday Rallies
Author: 0 Portland To Close Hawthorne Bridge, Some Streets Before Saturday Rallies

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reporting from Portland said that authorities plan to "smother" the rally with many police officers to keep the two sides apart and hopefully avoid any violence. Trump said he hoped Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler "will be able to properly do his job! ". Portland police are reportedly stationing the majority of their forces near the protests, in the event the demonstrations turn violent.

World News May God ruin Trump: Tlaib’s grandmother
Author: 0 May God ruin Trump: Tlaib’s grandmother

Ilhan Omar , D-Minn., for their support of the BDS movement following an appeal from President Trump. She has continued to make waves. "It will be very disappointing for her", he said. Some Palestinians had expressed disappointment with the letter. "Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me". "T$3 he itinerary of the two congresswomen reveals that the sole goal of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it , " said Israeli Prime ...

World News Merkel to meet United Kingdom prime minister soon to discuss Brexit
Author: 0 Merkel to meet United Kingdom prime minister soon to discuss Brexit

Germany expects the United Kingdom to crash out of the European Union without managing to strike a deal, a leaked document from within the German government has reportedly revealed . There are many offers to lead a government of national unity in an effort to stop a no-deal Brexit - the latest from Tory grandee Ken Clarke, who said he "wouldn't object" if people believed that was the only way forward.

World News The Democratic field shrinks as Hickenlooper heads back to Colorado
Author: 0 The Democratic field shrinks as Hickenlooper heads back to Colorado

Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is up for reelection in 2020. With the campaign struggling to raise money, his staff urged Mr. Hickenlooper to instead challenge Senator Gardner. "And by building those teams, we have been able to bring people together and do the big, progressive things that people said couldn't be done". "Just want to make that clear - governors are closer to the people".

World News Brother of Taliban leader among 4 killed in Pakistan mosque blast
Author: 0 Brother of Taliban leader among 4 killed in Pakistan mosque blast

The Police and law enforcement agencies rushed to the site of blast and started rescue operation. Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said the bomb was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader. Worshippers surveying the damage caused by a remotely detonated bomb at a mosque in Balochistan , Pakistan , today. Police said more than 20 people were wounded and the death toll could rise.

World News FORECAST: Scorching heat late weekend after a storm chance
Author: 0 FORECAST: Scorching heat late weekend after a storm chance

Saturday will be warmer and a little more humid, but a really nice late summer day. Put together those hotter temperatures with the high humidity, and it will feel even hotter out there as heat index values could near the low 90s at times. Sunday will be very similar to Saturday with a Mix of Sun and Clouds with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Showers and storms around Tuesday and Wednesday; some storms may be strong Wednesday with highs in the low to mid-80s both days.

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