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United Nations slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise United Nations slams Venezuela on 'excessive force' as tensions rise
- August 10, 2017

The Declaration also condemns the "systematic violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, violence, repression and political persecution, the existence of political prisoners and the lack of free elections under independent worldwide observation". (more...)
Sharif kicks off roadshow to Lahore in show of strength Sharif kicks off roadshow to Lahore in show of strength
- August 10, 2017

Opposition leader Imram Khan has expressed concern at Sharif's plan to travel to Lahore with a cavalcade, describing it as "a deliberate attempt to undermine the Supreme Court " and its judgement in the high-profile scandal. Former information minister Pervaiz Rashid and top leaders from Sharif's party were seen in his auto as he started his journey amid claims from opponents that Sharif's political career had ended after his disqualification by the court. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation searches Trump's campaign director, Manafort's home
- August 10, 2017

According to the Post , the raid was conducted in the pre-dawn hours (are all raids conducted in the pre-dawn hours?) and it is only the latest reminder that Mueller's investigation is extremely active, ongoing and unbowed by Trump's attacks. (more...)
Unpublished US Government Report: Human-Caused Climate Change Is Real
- August 10, 2017

So far " climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese" isn't the official policy of the US government, but many worry that in addition to implementing policies that undo America's progress on global warming, the Trump administration will take steps to prevent others from accessing facts about the problem. (more...)
Canadian special envoy visits N Canadian special envoy visits N
- August 10, 2017

North Korea's news agency KCNA reported that Lim Hyeon-su, a Korean-Canadian pastor imprisoned since 2015, was released on sick bail in line with the decision of the Central Court of the North. The North has said, however, that its doors remain open to any American citizens interested in visiting the country. Lim has made more than 100 visits to North Korea since immigrating to Canada from South Korea nearly three decades ago. (more...)
Trump adviser says Minnesota mosque blast could be 'fake hate crime' Trump adviser says Minnesota mosque blast could be 'fake hate crime'
- August 10, 2017

This hypocrisy must be called out. So the message is very clear: "Don't test this White House, Pyongyang". Gorka said that the White House will "absolutely" comment once there is a finalized investigation into the incident ."There's a great rule: All initial reports are false", Gorka said. (more...)
Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle can't be blamed for recession‚ says Mthethwa Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle can't be blamed for recession‚ says Mthethwa
- August 10, 2017

Despite earlier calls from opposition parties and civil society for ANC MPs to do the right thing and back the motion to axe Zuma they made a decision to stick with the president, ending any hopes he will be out of the job soon. The no-confidence motion needed 201 votes to succeed. Nine MPs abstained from the vote. . Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane , who tabled the motion, had earlier asked MPs to act "courageously" and vote Zuma out. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: Three suspected militants killed in Pulwama's Tral region Jammu and Kashmir: Three suspected militants killed in Pulwama's Tral region
- August 10, 2017

The Hurriyat spokesperson said "targetting and trying to implicate even an honest and decent police officer Faheem Ali, who was simply performing his duty assigned to him by his department, shows the desperation of the government to defame (the) leadership and the level they can go to". (more...)
Soggy dogs ride the waves at the annual Dog Surfing Championships Soggy dogs ride the waves at the annual Dog Surfing Championships
- August 09, 2017

This does not look like a walk in the park. According to the Gate, there are "World Championship" dog surfing contests all around Southern California. The bad punchline is delivered with equal disparagement and quips, "that's a shame we've run out of pictures " before moving on to the next "story". (more...)
America's most expensive home is on the market America's most expensive home is on the market
- August 09, 2017

He purchased it in 1986, and spent years expanding the property, adding a guest house and a long private driveway. His film production credits include Blade Runner and Driving Miss Daisy, and his Embassy Pictures company sold to Coca Cola for a cool $485 million in 1985. (more...)
NLC calls for immediate arrest of Anambra Church attackers NLC calls for immediate arrest of Anambra Church attackers
- August 09, 2017

The police had since launched a manhunt for those behind the killing but no arrest has been made so far. "We will brief the public after investigation is concluded". According to the Nigerian newspaper, The Vanguard, witnesses say a gunman entered during an early morning Sunday Mass and opened fire during the prayer of the faithful. (more...)
Dock workers at Port of Long Beach injured after chemical spill Dock workers at Port of Long Beach injured after chemical spill
- August 09, 2017

Two Long Beach fire boats and a lifeguard rescue boat were deployed alongside the anchored ship to establish a 1,000ft perimeter in order to protect the environment from damage. Solvent escapes from container on Fukujin vessel at Long Beach. Local and federal officials are now investigating the incident and monitoring clean-up efforts, reported Associated Press. (more...)
United States forces attack Popular Mobilization Units base, kill 30 United States forces attack Popular Mobilization Units base, kill 30
- August 09, 2017

Grande revealed that ISIS had displaced almost 956,000 people from Mosul alone during the nine months of fighting. "US planes bombed fighters of the Seyid Suheda unit. It said: "This is in order to deprive the Americans from using the border line to pass their malicious agendas". In the early days of the IS terror campaign, the then-volunteer force played a major role in reinforcing the Iraqi army, which had suffered heavy setbacks in the face of lightning advances by the terrorists. (more...)
Brussels police arrests driver of 'explosive laden' auto Brussels police arrests driver of 'explosive laden' auto
- August 09, 2017

Belgian broadcaster RTL reported the shots were fired after the auto became stuck in traffic and reversed into a police vehicle. Police cordoned off the area and told residents to remain indoors while military units checked for explosives. (more...)
Ex-cop sentenced for using PD helicopter to film couple having sex Ex-cop sentenced for using PD helicopter to film couple having sex
- August 09, 2017

During his trial, the ex-policeman had been described by colleagues as "the deviant of the team" and "a an air observer obsessed by sex". Kelson told Pogmore: "In short, you used a £2 million ($2.6 million, 2.2 million euros) helicopter which costs something like $1,000 an hour to run to advance your own sexual curiosities when it should have been detecting crime". (more...)
North Korea sanctions unlikely to make Kim blink North Korea sanctions unlikely to make Kim blink
- August 09, 2017

The statement was made as North Korea came under fire at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila , where US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Pyongyang should signal it is prepared to resume talks by stopping its missile tests . North Korea has alarmed the global community by the pace and progress of its missile development program, and in July leader Kim Jong-Un conducted two tests of an ICBM - the first time he had demonstrated ICBM capability. (more...)
Iran names Zangeneh as his petroleum minister Iran names Zangeneh as his petroleum minister
- August 09, 2017

Zarif said that huge participation of foreign delegations in the President Rouhani's inauguration ceremony means that the policy of isolation of Islamic Republic has failed and their Iranophobia plot has been foiled. In the meeting that was held on Monday, Dr Rouhani also said: "Historical and cultural bonds between the two Iranian and Pakistani nations form a solid base for developing and deepening ties and cooperation in serving common interests". (more...)
Trump to travel to NYC next week
- August 09, 2017

Trump's support as somebody who can bring change is flagging, as well. US President Donald Trump said his voting base was "stronger than ever" as he attacked "phony polling" that showed some of his his core supporters slipping away. (more...)
Caught on Cam: Goat jumps onto hood of police vehicle Caught on Cam: Goat jumps onto hood of police vehicle
- August 09, 2017

The woman quickly removed the goat, but as the officer got into his auto to pull away, the animal jumped right back on. The officer and a female neighbor shared a laugh while the woman got the goat to the ground. The goat then jumped back onto the squad auto while the officer was trying to get into it to leave. The policeman said the video would help make a great insurance claim for insurance. (more...)
Model 'scared to flee kidnapper on shopping trip' Model 'scared to flee kidnapper on shopping trip'
- August 09, 2017

Ms Ayling's lawyer Francesco Pesce has said the 20-year-old was told she would be sold in the Middle East "for sex". Questions have arisen over why Ms Ayling reportedly went shoe shopping with her captor , and police have claimed that he is a "fantasist" . (more...)