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Pak Asks US To "Immediately Correct" Statement On Imran Khan-Pompeo Call

Pak Asks US To When specifically asked about the part that claims that the issue of Pakistan's action against terrorists operating in Pakistan, she said the State Department stands by the readout. The statement was carefully worded and did not explicitly say whether the U.S. was asking Pakistan to act against terrorists operating in Pakistan or whether it was appreciating actions already taken against them. [Full Article...]

Adam Catzavelos: Racist issues first public apology after "unacceptable" incident

Adam Catzavelos: Racist issues first public apology after In Mr Catzavelos' statement, circulating on social media, he says he has "shown a complete lack of understanding of what the people in our nation have endured" and will spend the rest of his life repenting for his "total lack of respect and judgement". [Full Article...]

Malaysian accused of murdering wife and daughter with gas-filled yoga ball

Malaysian accused of murdering wife and daughter with gas-filled yoga ball The ball is said to have deflated while in the vehicle, leaking the gas that killed Wong and 16-year-old Khaw Li-ling; the two were found unconscious in the locked auto by a jogger. Bruce told the court that Khaw ordered tens of thousands of dollars' worth of carbon monoxide, claiming that he planned to use it in a science experiment, according to the South China Morning Post . [Full Article...]

Trump says he's considering pardon for Manafort, says Fox News reporter

Trump says he's considering pardon for Manafort, says Fox News reporter That could be particularly worrisome for the special counsel's office if it hopes to use Gates to speak to other Trump-related wrongdoing at a different trial, such as the one Manafort is facing in the District of Columbia next month. Paul Manafort was apparently one woman's opinion away from being found guilty on 10 additional charges. The juror, who spoke on the record to Fox News and gave ... [Full Article...]

7 things we learned from the 'No-Deal Brexit' technical papers

7 things we learned from the 'No-Deal Brexit' technical papers Speaking in Westminster this morning, the secretary of state for exiting the EU, Dominic Raab , said he was still "confident a good deal is within our sights", with 80% of the issues agreed. Protesters demonstrate against the possible stockpiling of medicines and food in the event of a no-deal Brexit in London, Britain. The drugs sector is one of the most vulnerable because of uncertainty as to... [Full Article...]

Toddlers survive alone for days near highway after mother killed in wreck

Toddlers survive alone for days near highway after mother killed in wreck She died as her body was flung from the vehicle which tumbled down a hill by the side of a road. Greeley believes Kylen got out of his vehicle seat, climbed through the sunroof or open window, and traversed through a hill filled with bushes before he was spotted some 300 yards from the accident. [Full Article...]

Sessions Rebukes Trump, Vows Justice Department Won't Be Swayed By Politics

Sessions Rebukes Trump, Vows Justice Department Won't Be Swayed By Politics He went on to warn against firing him before the November elections, noting it could "create havoc". Trump has called the inquiry into whether anyone close to him conspired with the Russians a "witch hunt" and mocked "the Jeff Sessions "Justice" Department"' on Twitter . [Full Article...]

US intelligence contractor Reality Winner sentenced for leaking report

US intelligence contractor Reality Winner sentenced for leaking report The sentence was in line with what was recommended by prosecutors, who said that would be the longest sentence ever given for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media. "It's a serious matter and she can now get on with her life", Bell said. "It's literally the worst thing to happen on the planet", she said of the United States in a Facebook chat with her sister in February 2016, acc... [Full Article...]

DNC Says Attempted Cyberattack Wasn't Russia. It Was A Test From Michigan

DNC Says Attempted Cyberattack Wasn't Russia. It Was A Test From Michigan Wednesday, though, the DNC clarified the hack - and said it was apparently an "unauthorized" security test . Intelligence and Homeland Security officials say the "active measures" of which Russia's cyberattacks in 2016 were a part have never stopped, and that attempts at interference are expected to continue through this year's midterm election and beyond. [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 at the airport in Tehran after visiting her family with her young daughter. Her family says she was in Iran to visit family, denying that she was plotting against its government. Her husband, Richard, said she was released from Evin prison on Thursday morning until Sunday. In a statement, it quoted Zaghari-Ratcliffe as saying it would be "just... [Full Article...]

Trump's Education Dept. Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Guns for Teachers

Trump's Education Dept. Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Guns for Teachers The SSAE grants, which are intended for student enrichment, would instead be given to states or districts to use that money toward buying weapons, the paper said. Democrats and gun control activists were quick to condemn the report. "Secretary DeVos continues to lead an anti-student and anti-teacher campaign on behalf of special interests and the NRA that rejects proven and effective initiatives... [Full Article...]

China expects to wean away Taiwan's last Africa ally soon

China expects to wean away Taiwan's last Africa ally soon A senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday he expects Taiwan's last ally in Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, will switch to Beijing soon. El Salvador's announcement Monday prompted Jean Manes, the USA ambassador to the Central American country, to tweet that the decision "is worrisome for many reasons" and "without doubt this will impact our relationship with the... [Full Article...]

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet called Kowsar

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet called Kowsar They know if they harm this country and this state in the slightest way, the United States and its main ally in the region, the Zionist regime (Israel), would be targeted", Khatami said. The Tasnim news agency described the plane as a fourth-generation fighter, with " advanced avionics " and multi-purpose radar, adding that it was "100 per cent indigenously made". [Full Article...]

Facebook Shuts Down 652 Iranian-Backed And Some Russian-Backed Accounts

Facebook Shuts Down 652 Iranian-Backed And Some Russian-Backed Accounts The new influence campaigns on Facebook follow a report from Microsoft earlier on Tuesday, in which it said it found and seized websites that were recently created by hackers linked to a Russian military intelligence unit. "Based on FireEye's tip, we started an investigation into "Liberty Front Press" and identified additional accounts and Pages from their network", continued the announcem... [Full Article...]

Bobi Wine Likely to be Transferred to Civilian Court

Bobi Wine Likely to be Transferred to Civilian Court Ssentamu's appearance on Thursday was the first time he had been seen in public since his detention. "When a state behaves with this level of impunity and violence, there are few statements or resolutions that will stop them from the murder of an innocent opponent like Bobi Wine ". [Full Article...]

Kerala CM visits relief camps in Chengannur

Kerala CM visits relief camps in Chengannur Many people from Kerala live and work in the Gulf. I volunteer in the collection centre where people donate and from here, we send it to centres across the state. With the present rule, it may not be possible to accept the $100 million announced by the UAE government for Kerala. "Contributions to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund from NRIs, PIOs and global ent... [Full Article...]

Bolton: US Wants Stronger Iran Sanctions Than Pre-Nuclear Deal

Bolton: US Wants Stronger Iran Sanctions Than Pre-Nuclear Deal However, Putin said that "I can't do it myself" and that a "joint U.S. -Russia effort" may be needed, Bolton said. "By bringing the hammer down again and reimposing American sanctions, we have seen a profound negative effect on Iran -I think more significant then we would have predicted". [Full Article...]

Zarif Hits Out at America for its Pressure Campaign Against Iran

Zarif Hits Out at America for its Pressure Campaign Against Iran Accusing Iran of unleashing a "torrent of violence and destabilizing behavior against the United States , our allies, our partners and, indeed, the Iranian people themselves", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 16 announced the creation of the Iran Action Group, saying it will drive USA policy in Washington and overseas. [Full Article...]

Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister'

Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister' The man ran into a house after attacking his victims before coming out with a knife in his hand, at which point he was shot by police. The third victim was a female passerby who was seriously wounded, The Associated Press reports . Experts urge caution about the group's announcements, however, because it has lost credibility after recently claiming seemingly unrelated violence as it faces defeat ... [Full Article...]

US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute China slapped retaliatory tariffs on US$16 billion in U.S. goods on Thursday as Washington imposed similar levies , saying Beijing had to "counter-attack" as trade tensions persist . In an interview with the business channel CNBC , he said, "I'm willing to go to 500", referring roughly to the $505.5 billion in goods imported past year from China. [Full Article...]


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