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Chantek, the United States orangutan who used sign language, dies aged 39

Chantek, the United States orangutan who used sign language, dies aged 39 The cause of Chantek's death is not known, but zoo vets had been treating him for progressive heart disease . Chantek , the first orangutan who is good at sign language, able to clean rooms and memorize the directions to fast food restaurants, has reportedly died at age 39. [Full Article...]

Man arrested after woman barged into path of bus released by police

Man arrested after woman barged into path of bus released by police He was taken to a south London police station for questioning. In the video, the woman walks into the path of a male jogger who pushes her onto the ground. The Met said the man officers arrested was still the subject of investigation but had not been released on official police bail. The approaching bus had to swerve out the way, narrowly avoiding a collision. [Full Article...]

36 dead, 13 injured in NW China road accident

36 dead, 13 injured in NW China road accident Photos on news websites showed it being towed out of the tunnel with no sign of it having caught fire. Twisted metal was strewn in front of the bus, several windows were broken and a front tyre was blown out. Ltd, the coach has a designed carrying capacity of 51 people. The injured were sent to the hospital and rescue efforts were ongoing. Approximately 260,000 people are killed on the country's... [Full Article...]

Ravi K makes statement in parliament, likely to resign

Ravi K makes statement in parliament, likely to resign Mr. Karunanayake has, however, said he was unaware of that contents of the apartment deal, and that his family handled it. President Maithripala Sirisena's government has pledged to end the rampant corruption that affected the Indian Ocean island's previous government. [Full Article...]

New regulations would allow for more medical marijuana products

New regulations would allow for more medical marijuana products Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches. As of Tuesday there were 26,561 patients authorized to obtain medical marijuana in the state. For more information, visit the state's website . The five companies already operating were opposed to ... [Full Article...]

EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu for BIMSTEC summit

EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Kathmandu for BIMSTEC summit Further, after the inauguration ceremony, all the delegates had a brief bilateral meeting, following which they were invited for dinner hosted by Nepal Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara. Swaraj is learnt to have said that more discussions between the two sides are needed for making tangible progress on various Nepal-India aspects, including past pacts and understandings. [Full Article...]

'Weak wobbles' lead researchers to two potentially habitable planets

'Weak wobbles' lead researchers to two potentially habitable planets Two Tau Ceti signals previously identified in 2013 were now known not to have a planetary origin. The data were obtained by using the HARPS spectrograph (European Southern Observatory, Chile) and Keck-HIRES (W. The planets were detected using the "wobble" method, whereby astronomers monitor any wobbles made by a star. More may be found and confirmed later, of course. [Full Article...]

McCain knocks Trump while unveiling Afghan strategy

McCain knocks Trump while unveiling Afghan strategy McCain said bluntly, "We are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend to turn the tide". McCain, R-Ariz., promised to present his plan as an amendment to the annual defense authorization billupon his return to Washington in September. [Full Article...]

Stocks lower, safe-haven assets higher amid US-North Korea tensions

Stocks lower, safe-haven assets higher amid US-North Korea tensions On Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned North Korea of " fire and fury " in response to recent threats from Pyongyang, which said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific with a military base. Shares of Walt Disney fell after the company announced plans to offer its own streaming services. "Risk aversion is still very much a concern for markets", said Shaun... [Full Article...]

Deadly violence as opposition claims 'vote fraud — KENYA

Deadly violence as opposition claims 'vote fraud — KENYA Mbeki mentioned the high number of rejected ballots, nearly 400,000 so far, saying this was a problem of lack of voter education and "inflexibility" by polling agents. Bernhard said some time stamps appeared out of order and it was hard to evaluate the veracity of screenshots without access to a server. The other leaders are county governors, senators, members of parliament, women representative... [Full Article...]

Never place your legs on the dashboard, here's why

Never place your legs on the dashboard, here's why Audra Tatum suffered serious injuries to her leg after she was involved in a vehicle crash while she had her feet propped up on the car's dashboard, WPIX reports. After previously posting on their Facebook page about the danger, Chattanooga Fire Department shared Tatum's story to convince those who said, "they would take their chances". [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Changes Legal Team As Special Counsel Investigation Intensifies

Paul Manafort Changes Legal Team As Special Counsel Investigation Intensifies In his first public comments since the raid was made public this week by The Washington Post , Trump called Manafort "a very decent man" but said he hadn't spoken to him for a long time . "I was very, very surprised to see it". "I want them to get on with the task", Trump said. "I have not, but to do that early in the morning, whether or not it was appropriate, you'd have to ask them". [Full Article...]

Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump

Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump The Constituent Assembly on Thursday held its third plenary session with a special convocation attended by Maduro . Speaking before a new loyalist assembly that he saw elected last month, Maduro said he had also given officials orders to organize a face-to-face meeting with Trump - "if it can happen" - when the two of them are in NY on September 20 for the UN General Assembly. [Full Article...]

Mattis warns North Korea that military actions would lead to its destruction

Mattis warns North Korea that military actions would lead to its destruction Mattis' statement came one day after President Donald Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea that has gained widespread attention. Mattis has warned that North Korea now poses the most urgent threat to US peace and security, but also that any war with Pyongyang would include "probably the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetime". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For Dabbing

Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For Dabbing The dance move was popularized in 2014 when American rapper Skippa da Flippa dabbed in the video "How Fast Can You Count It". "This was just a spontaneous move, he has since apologised to the country's people and government and you're still holding it against him?" wrote another. [Full Article...]

Armed cops descend on hotel after child 'hit by car' dies

Armed cops descend on hotel after child 'hit by car' dies Officers were reportedly seen guarding the doors to the hotel. People have now been blocked from entering. 'I called an ambulance because it seemed someone had been hit by a auto. Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Twitter that a child had died in the incident, while not revealing any details of the deadly collision. I couldn't actually see anything though, just some very distressed people'. [Full Article...]

Science Says: Trump Team Garbles Climate Science

Science Says: Trump Team Garbles Climate Science But the report says scientists are now able to draw some direct connections with varying degrees of certainty between climate change and such events as heat waves in Europe in 2003 and Australia in 2013. Kopp tweeted: "It's not clear what the news is in this story; posted draft is public review draft from Dec, and WH review hasn't yet missed Aug 18 deadline". [Full Article...]

Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail

Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail He faces two counts of assault after an altercation at a Johannesburg nightclub on Sunday. Manana made the admission during his first appearance at the Randburg Magistrates Court. He maintained that, while he was disappointed, a person was innocent until proven guilty. He says Manana will not be treated with kid gloves, but that only President Jacob Zuma can decide whether he stays in his post... [Full Article...]

Trump wants elimination of nuclear weapons from world

In a follow up tweet this morning, Trump warned that "there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world! ". "I would like to de-nuke the world". nuclear capabilities on Twitter, potentially escalating further the growing standoff with Pyongyang. He added that the USA would be putting more money into its $40 billion ballistic missile defense system. [Full Article...]

Guam's residents concerned but have faith in United States military

Guam's residents concerned but have faith in United States military Guam's Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros urged calm and said defences are in place for such threats. Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel will continue generating B-1 bomber sorties to demonstrate the continuing USA commitment to stability and security in the region, providing commanders with a strategic power-projection platform and fulfilling the need for aircraft that are mis... [Full Article...]


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