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Aftershock rocks Indonesia island as efforts continue to provide quake relief

Aftershock rocks Indonesia island as efforts continue to provide quake relief A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's quake in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered search and rescue personnel to prioritize search operations for people who have gone missing following a 7 magnitude natural disaster that hit Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on August 5, 2018. [Full Article...]

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020

Pence calls for Space Force to be established by 2020 In a Pentagon address, Vice President Mike Pence spoke of a stronger, safer America, highlighting emerging threats from Russian Federation and China. It will literally be called Space Force . The Space Force plan was praised by iconic American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to land and walk on the surface of the Moon. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to keep nukes

North Korea threatens to keep nukes Pyongyang insisted that the USA should reciprocate to the North's suspension of missile launches and nuclear tests and other goodwill gestures such as the return of remains of American troops killed in the Korean War. The Foreign Ministry passed on the tipoff to the Korea Customs Service, but the shipments had already been registered and 9,156 tons unloaded in South Korean ports. [Full Article...]

Charges against Najib in line with rule of law, says Hishammuddin

Charges against Najib in line with rule of law, says Hishammuddin Malaysia's embattled former prime minister Najib Razak will be charged today under a money-laundering act, the anti-graft agency said, in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ). [Full Article...]

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars It was a thinly veiled dig at Facebook and YouTube , which only took action against Jones after Apple chose to scrub his podcasts from iTunes for hate speech. More recently, the company stepped up its fight against the fake accounts on its platform. His claims include that the 9/11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the government and that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, w... [Full Article...]

Lombok quake: Victims 'buried alive' as number of dead rises to 131

Lombok quake: Victims 'buried alive' as number of dead rises to 131 In the north of Lombok, the earthquake's epicentre, rescuers were holding out hope that more people would be pulled alive from the wreckage of thousands of buildings that collapsed. Injured victims rest at a makeshift hospital in Pemenang, the day after a 6.9 magnitude natural disaster struck the area. Almost 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused ext... [Full Article...]

Israel reveals 'impenetrable' sea barrier on Gaza coast

Israel reveals 'impenetrable' sea barrier on Gaza coast Two Palestinians were reportedly injured in the attack in the northern city of Beit Lahia, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter in the area. "The demands of Ship to Gaza are that the ship with its crew and cargo will be returned to the site of the boarding, and that they will be allowed to go in peace through worldwide and Palestinian waters in accordance to global law", they said in a statem... [Full Article...]

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats

Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats Critics of Rabiei, in office since 2013, say he failed to properly manage the ministry's affiliated companies and that his mismanagement resulted in the creation of fewer jobs than expected. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday (Aug 7), on the same day the U.S. reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic. [Full Article...]

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said his agency had been informed about the operation, and that Mossad had been tracking Asbar for a long time . Under Israeli law, only the prime minister can authorize assassinations, termed "negative treatment" by Mossad. Asbar headed the Maysaf research center in Hama, which was hit by Israeli air strikes last month and in September past ye... [Full Article...]

DMK chief Kalaignar passes away; supporters throng, security beefed up

DMK chief Kalaignar passes away; supporters throng, security beefed up Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond. The 94-year-old 5 time Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi , fondly known as Kalaignar was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kauvery Hospital on July 28 after a dip in blood pressure. [Full Article...]

Mendocino Complex Fire Becomes Largest Blaze in California History

Mendocino Complex Fire Becomes Largest Blaze in California History Numerous largest fires in state history were caused by humans. The fires, known as the Mendocino Complex , are burning around 100 miles north of San Francisco. "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" He reiterated those claims on Monday, calling on Democratic California Gov. "California does NOT divert water to the ocean", he told CNN in an email. [Full Article...]

What's driving Saudi Arabia's rapidly escalating feud with Canada?

What's driving Saudi Arabia's rapidly escalating feud with Canada? Saudi Airlines' move comes two days after the national government suspended all new trade agreements with Canada, recalled its own ambassador and gave Canada's chief diplomat 24 hours to leave the country. The photo was posted after tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada erupted this week over the the Trudeau government's call to release jailed Saudi women's rights activists. [Full Article...]

Mueller's 'star witness' returns for testimony in Manafort trial

Mueller's 'star witness' returns for testimony in Manafort trial And there was a reason why prosecutors wanted Gates to paint himself in such a negative light on the witness stand: they wanted to get everything out in the open and demonstrate that at this point, Gates is hiding nothing and is coming clean about his crimes. [Full Article...]

Twin-engine plane crashes outside California mall, 5 killed

Twin-engine plane crashes outside California mall, 5 killed Bommarito explained the plane was on its way to nearby John Wayne Airport, and it is possible the pilot intentionally avoided people on the ground during the plane's collision to limit the number of casualties. "Bodies were hanging from out the side of the plane", witness Jesse Perez told the Orange County Register . Tweets from people near the scene show a crumpled plane among the cars and... [Full Article...]

John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) in the special U.S. House election next Tuesday. Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio's favourite sons, LeBron James. [Full Article...]

Mother charged with murder for throwing 4-year-old daughter in river

Mother charged with murder for throwing 4-year-old daughter in river The child was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. According to Spectrum Bay News 9 , authorities were notified of an emergency at the Hillsborough River along Columbus Drive on Thursday afternoon. She said she didn't see a child, but thought something wasn't right. Denson had recently sought help for her daughter who she said was on the autism spectrum. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump defends Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower meeting

Donald Trump defends Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower meeting She also posited that the president's claim on Twitter that he was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting could be inessential to Mueller's probe in the light of the "false" statement from a year ago that claimed the meeting's objective was to discuss the adoption of Russian children. [Full Article...]

Venezuela Detains 6 People Following Apparent Attempt On Maduro's Life

Venezuela Detains 6 People Following Apparent Attempt On Maduro's Life But the drones malfunctioned, he added - one hitting a nearby apartment building, the other crashing after getting disoriented by government jamming signals. "This was an attempt to kill me", he said. The self-described "son" of Chavez, Maduro says he is battling an "imperialist" plot to destroy socialism and take over Venezuela┬┤s oil. [Full Article...]

Apple Removes Alex Jones Podcast from iTunes, Apps

Apple deleted most Infowars podcasts and a spokeswoman said in a statement that the company " does not tolerate hate speech " and publishes guidelines that developers and publishers must follow. Oh, and Jones also took the opportunity to ask his audience to give him money and buy his website's quack merch. Jones had been warned that repeated violations of Facebook's community standard... [Full Article...]

Moms of 11 children found at makeshift compound arrested

Moms of 11 children found at makeshift compound arrested A group of 11 children aged between one year old and 15 years have been rescued from a dilapidated compound where they were being held by armed men. Three women, believed to be the children's mothers, were detained and later released. Both Wahhaj and Morten were taken into custody, but Abdul-GhaniWahhaj has still not been located. Officials said they believed little Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj had been t... [Full Article...]


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