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Yemen Buries Children Killed by Air Strike, Riyadh Insists Raid 'Legitimate'

Yemen Buries Children Killed by Air Strike, Riyadh Insists Raid 'Legitimate' The governor of Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz survived a roadside bomb that struck his convoy in Aden city on Tuesday, a security official said. But it stopped short of demanding an independent inquiry as urged by United Nations chief Antonio Guterres after past probes failed to lead to any significant reduction in the high civilian death toll from the coalition's more than three-year ... [Full Article...]

Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019

Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019 The White House estimated earlier this year that the parade would cost the taxpayer between $10 million and $30 million, and the Pentagon said it would feature a massive display of air power as its finale. The announcement followed the latest estimate of $92 million for the cost of the display, a figure media outlets attributed to unnamed USA officials. [Full Article...]

Chinese passenger plane with 165 people skids off runway in Manila

Chinese passenger plane with 165 people skids off runway in Manila Xiamen Air is a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines. A passenger has filmed from inside a Xiamen Airlines jet as it crashed while landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines. Investigators retrieved the plane's flight recorder and will get the cockpit voice recorder to determine the cause of the accident, he said. A smaller runway for domestic flights remained o... [Full Article...]

B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

As of Tuesday, there were 566 wildfires burning in British Columbia, and 77 evacuation orders or alerts affecting almost 22,000 people and 11,000 properties. A fire west of Lilloeet earlier this year. Donaldson described the situation as volatile, adding "a change in wind direction could change everything". [Full Article...]

PRRD urges China to temper behavior in disputed waters

PRRD urges China to temper behavior in disputed waters The US military aircraft pilots have been told that China has "sovereignty of the Nashan Islands, Spratlys including inaudible reef and its adjacent waters". He made the remarks in front of business leaders and diplomats, including U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, in reaction to recent reports of China warning Philippine military aircraft patrolling near artificial islands in the Sou... [Full Article...]

Parrot swears at London firefighter trying to rescue it from roof

Parrot swears at London firefighter trying to rescue it from roof However, it soon became apparent that the macaw was fine and uninjured and they left her on her perch. A firefighter tries to lure Jessie , a macaw, from a roof near her home in London on August 13. Once she was done being a potty-mouth, it quickly became obvious that Jessie wasn't trapped or injured after all - she just having a laugh at everyone's expense. [Full Article...]

Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at age of 93

Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at age of 93 Vajpayee was admitted at the AIIMS with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. His condition had worsened on Wednesday. The tests confirmed India as a nuclear power. Vajpayee boosted trade with the United States, and he helped organize a 2000 visit to Delhi by President Bill Clinton , the first American president to visit India since Jimmy ... [Full Article...]

Man with NC ties reportedly confesses to killing pregnant wife, young daughters

Man with NC ties reportedly confesses to killing pregnant wife, young daughters The three were reported missing on Monday and a search has been ongoing. "I was trying to get home as fast as I can, I was blowing through stop lights, I was blowing through everything just trying to get home as fast as I can because none of this made sense". [Full Article...]

Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'

Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash' In an op-ed for the New York Times , Brennan called Mr. Trump's claims of not colluding with Russian Federation "hogwash". "I applaud President Trump for his revoking of John Brennan's security clearance". Reactions from Republican lawmakers were mixed, with some critical of Trump while others blamed Brennan for acting inappropriately. He has previously described as "treasonous" the joi... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages He said the firing "should be deeply troubling to all Americans". "In fact, in his decades of service, Special Agent Strzok has proved himself to be one of the country's top counterintelligence officers", Goelman said. "In another text, Page wrote Strzok in August 2016: "(Trump's) not ever going to become president, right? Legal experts say since Strzok was removed from Mueller's investi... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Has Declared Bitcoin Trading Illegal

Saudi Arabia Has Declared Bitcoin Trading Illegal The committee is comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Interior and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA ). At the time of writing, some of the largest Middle Eastern-facing trading venues are continuing to offer support to Saudi users. The statement was made after several recent digital currency trading promotions started appearing in the Arab state. [Full Article...]

USA media hits back at Donald Trump over attacks on 'fake news'

USA media hits back at Donald Trump over attacks on 'fake news' On Aug. 10, The Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a " dirty war against the free press". Chicago Sun-Times: The daily newspaper said they were confident Americans know that Trump is wrong in calling journalists the "enemy of the people". [Full Article...]

Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director and frequent critic

Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director and frequent critic Instead, Trump told Wall Street Journal that he made his decision because he blames Brennan and others for the ongoing Russian Federation probe. Brennan himself tweeted that the move is "part of a broader effort by Mr. "Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? ". He's also been critical of the president. Russian Federation had used active measures to interfere in Western democ... [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul The attack comes amid a particularly bloody week in Afghanistan that has seen Taliban attacks kill scores of Afghan troops and civilians. He did not say if all the victims were students and whether any of their teachers were also among the casualties. [Full Article...]

Judge: 'Well-planned conspiracy' to kill Kim Jong-nam

Judge: 'Well-planned conspiracy' to kill Kim Jong-nam Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 29, from Vietnam , are accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing nerve agent VX on his face at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13, 2017. The judge could have chosen to acquit the women if he thought the evidence was insufficient. "There is no slightest doubt in my mind that it can be inferred that their desperate act of rushing to th... [Full Article...]

Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan

Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan According to Politico , the Trump administration announced the decision Wednesday afternoon, saying there was simply "no justification" for Brennan to retain access to classified information and top secret material. Comey and McCabe no longer have security clearances, according to their representatives. And while Brennan said he has no knowledge of anything that would link Trump with Russian ... [Full Article...]

Credit union leaders cheer as Trump signs amended NDAA into law

Credit union leaders cheer as Trump signs amended NDAA into law McCain National Defense Authorization Act with the signing ceremony taking place at Fort Drum, New York on Monday. However, Trump touted the $716 billion bill as "the most significant investment in our military in our warfighters in modern history". [Full Article...]

GBP/USD Price Forecast - British pound turns around and US session

GBP/USD Price Forecast - British pound turns around and US session Sterling was largely reacting to a broad rally in the dollar, fueled by investors rushing into safer assets on fears of market contagion from a dramatic slide in the Turkish lira. This was the weakest point since September previous year. As inflation continues to slow, future rate hike expectations are falling. New Zealand's economic calendar will be a little quieter this week, so the Pound to N... [Full Article...]

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property House prices have jumped by more than 60 percent in the past 10 years, according to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Wealthy Chinese buyers have also been known to outbid locals on suburban properties in the main city of Auckland. 'Whether it's a handsome lakeside or oceanfront estate, or a modest suburban house, this law ensures that the market for our homes is set in New Zealand, not on th... [Full Article...]

India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022

India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022 The OROP (one rank, one pension) demand was pending for decades. The satellite, later rechristened South Asian satellite, was launched in May previous year. Modi quoted poet Subramaniam Bharti to say that India will show the world the path to freedom from all kinds of shackles. "With the blessings of the farmers , the decision on MSP was taken by our government", he added, referring to his gove... [Full Article...]


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