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Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend over Mid-Michigan! "The moonless sky this year means the viewing will be excellent, and the shower's predicted peak is timed especially well for North America", Diana Hannikainen, Sky & Telescope magazine's observing editor, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164 The fresh seismic event followed the 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday that flattened homes and stranded thousands of people on Lombok's northern coast and the nearby Gili Islands. Some villages had "completely collapsed", said a Red Cross official in Lombok, Christopher Rassi. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said the death toll prior to the last aftershock, which measured 6.2 on ... [Full Article...]

Airliner stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport crashes

Airliner stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport crashes Two military F-15s were scrambled to chase the stolen plane , but local officials said the jets "were not involved in the crash ". The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said the crash was not a terrorist incident, and the man who piloted the Alaska Airlines plane was a 29-year-old "suicidal male" who lived in Pierce County. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend! Where are the best places to go to see the Perseid meteor shower? According to the space agency, the annual meteor shower, also called the summer Perseids, stands out from most meteor showers by having a very broad peak of high meteor rates. [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result

Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result Chamisa's legal team arrived at the Constitutional Court at the eleventh hour with members of the media having been in wait for at least half a day. The MDC party alleges that the vote result was rigged and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory was due to a falsified vote count in Zimbabwe's first election since the end of Robert Mugabe's rule. [Full Article...]

Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Gretchen Whitmer, the former Democratic leader of the MI state Senate, won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night. Listen above to hear more about how the high turnout impacted electoral results, and the victories of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer. [Full Article...]

Taliban try to storm key Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban try to storm key Afghan city of Ghazni Several bodies of dead Taliban fighters remained on the streets of Ghazni, the police chief said. Power has been cut to the area since fighting erupted. "There has not been a single minute of silence for the last eight hours", said a senior government official in Ghazni. He said there were many challenges at the moment regarding the issue and that the "Taliban have also some kind of topic that s... [Full Article...]

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss Opponents of the bill celebrated the decision on the streets outside Congress with fireworks as they waved Argentine flags. That dealt a hammer blow to the Catholic Church, which is as revered in Ireland as it is in Argentina. Maria Eugenia Vidal, who was against the measure. But in June, he said getting an abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi eugenics programmes. [Full Article...]

20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain

20 die from landslides caused by relentless rain Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Vijayan on Thursday, and offered all possible assistance to those affected. Two more shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki reservoir , the biggest arch dam in Asia, were lifted around 7 am today as the water level continued to rise following continuing rains. [Full Article...]

Nasa counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

Nasa counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun' Over the course of about seven years, the spacecraft will orbit the sun about 24 times, eventually flying just 3.8 million miles above the star's surface at its closest point. That shield should absorb the extreme heat of the sun, heating up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping the spacecraft and its sensitive instruments at 85 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NASA. [Full Article...]

Hamas and Israel agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up

Hamas and Israel agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations special envoy who is involved in Egyptian efforts to broker a truce, said in a statement on Thursday that he's "deeply alarmed" by "multiple rockets fired toward communities in southern Israel" the day before. [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks Says US Senators Want To Interview Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Says US Senators Want To Interview Julian Assange Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012, having been granted asylum, and later citizenship, by Ecuador. The US Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the WikiLeaks founder to give evidence on allegations Russian attempted the sway the election in favour of Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Ex-sports star formally nominated for Pakistani PM

Ex-sports star formally nominated for Pakistani PM Pakistan's former cricket hero Imran Khan's party has officially nominated him as its candidate for the country's next prime minister , a party official said on Monday. Tough competition is expected between Khan and Sharif. The 15 questions pertain to Khan's illegal use of KP government-owned Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopters for 74 hours, resulting in the loss of (Pakistani) Rs. [Full Article...]

Firenado forms at Derbyshire factory blaze

Firenado forms at Derbyshire factory blaze England isn't the only place spotting the fire whirls as of late: They have also reportedly been spotted among the wildfires in California recently. Ten fire engines from three counties spent 12 hours tackling the blaze which destroyed 600,000 plastic pallets. "The main thing is that nobody was injured". [Full Article...]

Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say

Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say Toronto , Canada's largest city, has had 241 shooting incidents this year, resulting in 30 deaths, a 30 percent increase in fatalities. "Please appreciate this is a hard time for their families and our colleagues", the force tweeted , adding that more information would be released when they're able. [Full Article...]

Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio Nunes, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, seems to explain the main reason Congress hasn't taken up the issue is due to timing and the upcoming midterm elections. In the recording Devin Nunes , a Republican Congressman and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, admitted that: "We have to keep the majority". [Full Article...]

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night

How to catch the Perseid meteor shower starting Wednesday night Unfortunately, there's always the chance that bad weather like fog or rain will create unfavorable viewing conditions. At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour. "You can look anywhere you want to - even directly overhead". If you're interested in the best possible views of the show should set up shop somewhere dark-with no light pollution or larg... [Full Article...]

North Korea lashes out at USA diplomats over sanctions

North Korea lashes out at USA diplomats over sanctions A foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement on state-run KCNA that North Korea was still willing to institute the broad agreement reached at the June 12 summit meeting in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. [Full Article...]

Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering

Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering Looking exhausted as he appeared in court, Najib was charged with three counts of money laundering over claims that he pocketed 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million). It sailed into the Malaysian port a day after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad thanked Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for agreeing to hand it over to Malaysian officials. [Full Article...]

Hamas Vows 'Dire Consequences' for Israel, Amid Latest Gaza Border Flare-Up

Hamas Vows 'Dire Consequences' for Israel, Amid Latest Gaza Border Flare-Up The Israeli army said in a statement that "terrorists" had fired shots towards its soldiers "near the northern Gaza Strip from a Hamas post ". "Targeting Abu-Hussein and Murtaja was a clear example of the flagrant Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists", the report said. [Full Article...]


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