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Najib arrives at court to face new charges

Najib arrives at court to face new charges The charges - which Najib denies - relate to three transfers totalling 42m ringgit (US$10m) into his bank accounts from SRC International, a former unit of the 1MDB fund that USA investigators say was looted of billions by Najib's associates. [Full Article...]

Defense in Manafort trial zeroes in on Gates's 'secret life'

Mr Gates told jurors that he had been "tasked" by his boss "to determine how we could lower the taxes". Gates said he and Manafort created an elaborate operation in Cyprus to use shell companies to secretly accept the money. Gates was Manafort's right-hand man during the pair's work as political operatives in Ukraine, and came with Manafort to the Trump campaign. And those entities, Gates test... [Full Article...]

Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist

Mossad behind assassination of Syrian rocket scientist Dr. Aziz Asbar, one of the directors of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Cente, was killed along with his driver as the two left Asbar's home. Aziz Asbar, who was working to update Syria's missile stockpile and make it more accurate, died in an explosion in the city of Masyaf on Saturday. An Israeli government spokesman declined to comment on the allegations. [Full Article...]

Years Since 9/11: Osama bin Laden’s Mother Opens up about her Son

Years Since 9/11: Osama bin Laden’s Mother Opens up about her Son He told Mike Hosking Bin Laden's mother still spoke fondly of her son, despite his horrific actions. Unsurprisingly, Osama bin Laden's family are cautious in our initial negotiations; they are not sure whether opening old wounds will prove cathartic or harmful. [Full Article...]

OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results The campaign to fill the 12th district seat, vacated when GOP Rep. Below, see live results below as they come in. The suburban Columbus district has been in Republican hands for nearly four decades and voted for President Trump by 11 points in 2016, so by all accounts the race shouldn't even be close. [Full Article...]

Colorado hail storm kills zoo animals, injures zoo visitors

Cape vulture numbers have declined as much as 90 per cent in three generations, vulture conservation group VulPro said a year ago. Buses were taking people from the zoo to the high school and as of 5:45 p.m. "Five guests were taken to the hospital with hail-related injuries", the zoo's post read. Two of the animals were killed and staff members are still searching for a Meerkat that may be missi... [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul: Russian lawmakers agree to visit U.S.

Sen. Rand Paul: Russian lawmakers agree to visit U.S. Today, I met with Chairman Kosachev, and we agreed on the importance of continued dialogue. We have invited members of the foreign affairs committee of Russian Federation to come to the United States to meet with us in Washington. Rand Paul later met with Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. "And it will certainly not happen during the ongoing election campaign, either, " he told repo... [Full Article...]

DC Metro scraps idea for separate trains during 'Unite The Right' rally

DC Metro scraps idea for separate trains during 'Unite The Right' rally Metro Board chairman Jack Evans told NBC Washington that "Metro will not be having a separate train, or a separate vehicle, or anything separate for anybody at this event that's going to happen next Sunday". Word about the possibility of the service for rallygoers spread quickly Friday and Saturday, drawing condemnation from those who decried "special treatment" for white nationalist groups, whi... [Full Article...]

Trump administration finalizes tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods

The US is now considering tariffs on another $200bn in goods, including consumer products that were spared duties in the initial $50bn round. Trump, who has boasted that trade wars are "easy to win", has threatened to ramp up the pressure and slap tariffs on virtually all of China's exports to the United States if Beijing does not back down and take steps to reduce the US$335 billion USA trade d... [Full Article...]

‘My 600-lb Life’ star James ‘L.B.’ Bonner dies at 30

‘My 600-lb Life’ star James ‘L.B.’ Bonner dies at 30 Before his death, Bonner had posted a cryptic Facebook message, expressing thanks to those who had supported him. "LB was adored by many people and I would like to thank all of you for supporting him through this journey". In a Facebook post , he wrote , "As I'm getting my day started it hits me how beyond blessed and thankful I am, that I chose to leave my comfort zone a lil over a year ago a... [Full Article...]

Search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbets continues

Search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbets continues Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she's alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Jack told Fox News recently that the doors of his house were unlocked because people often leave them unlocked in rural communities. [Full Article...]

British politician Boris Johnson asked to apologize for burka comments

British politician Boris Johnson asked to apologize for burka comments The source said: "It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked - we must not fall into the trap of shutting down the debate on hard issues. If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists". [Full Article...]

Muzaffarpur rapes: Supreme Court criticises Bihar government for not inspecting shelter home

Muzaffarpur rapes: Supreme Court criticises Bihar government for not inspecting shelter home Sometime a white vehicle, a red or a black auto would come. "There was a complaint about this shelter home for women for a long time". The Deoria Police arrested a couple, who were managers of the shelter home, after the home's licence was revoked. [Full Article...]

Canada will talk NAFTA 'anywhere, anytime': foreign minister

Canada will talk NAFTA 'anywhere, anytime': foreign minister The meetings tentatively set for next Wednesday or Thursday will probably deal in part with a red-line issue for Canada - the US demand for a "sunset clause" that would require NAFTA to be re-approved every five years, said Mexican officials. [Full Article...]

Sized Hail Injures Zoo Visitors, Kills 2 Zoo Animals

The zoo said several animals were injured in the storm. Two birds were killed and 14 people were injured after a severe storm rolling through Colorado produced softball-sized hail at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Monday. Fourteen people were also injured in the storm, according to Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO. At least three animals - two vultures and a duck - were killed by the hail. [Full Article...]

Massive wildfire becomes largest in California history, in pictures

Massive wildfire becomes largest in California history, in pictures It killed two people, including a firefighter, and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings before being fully contained on January 12. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hanna Kuyper of Redding, who lost her home in the fire. The 3,900 crews battling the Mendocino Complex on Monday were focusing on keeping flames from breaking through fire lines on a ridge above the foothill communities of Nic... [Full Article...]

DSS operatives end siege to National Assembly

DSS operatives end siege to National Assembly The information is in a statement issued by the acting President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande in Abuja on Tuesday. Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have left the national assembly after a siege which lasted over seven hours . Meanwhile, the Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced his decision to hold a world press conference on Wed... [Full Article...]

Make the most of it before heatwave cools off

Make the most of it before heatwave cools off High sea temperatures, paired with predictions of more high pressure systems, has led the Met Office to conclude higher-than-average temperatures are likely. The outlook comes amid Europe's heatwave, with several countries, including Portugal, seeing record-breaking temperatures in recent days. The outlook - used by planners, businesses and government to start plotting weather-related decision... [Full Article...]

Frankfurt Airport reopened after evacuation

Frankfurt Airport reopened after evacuation The family were later located in the terminal, re-checked and allowed to continue on their journey. An airport is being evacuated after an unauthorised person allegedly slipped through security with a child and disappeared. More than 200 flights were cancelled and about 60 delayed. Frankfurt is the busiest airport in Germany and the fourth busiest in Europe. Around 1,500 flights were set to ... [Full Article...]

Two elderly men 'escape' nursing home to attend German heavy metal festival

Two elderly men 'escape' nursing home to attend German heavy metal festival Police said the two were "disoriented and dazed", according to Deutsche Welle. Police launched a search, which came to an end at about 3am when the pair were found - at the world's biggest heavy metal music festival. Festival organizers apparently loved their escapade and paid homage to the aging metalheads - without naming them - by noting on the event's Twitter site that there's "no discrimina... [Full Article...]


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