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In Syria's Rebel-Held Idlib, Fighters Brace for Upcoming Offensive

In Syria's Rebel-Held Idlib, Fighters Brace for Upcoming Offensive Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last month accused USA officials of "using methods of sanctions , threats, blackmail and diktat". Ankara has throughout the seven-year civil war in Syria supported rebels seeking to overthrow Assad but has put differences aside to form a three-way alliance with Tehran and Moscow . [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

By the end of this week, three to five inches of heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in South Mississippi, with locally higher amounts possible. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is expected "to bring life-threatening" hurricane conditions to parts of the central Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

Poaching: Almost 90 elephants dead in ‘biggest ever’ slaughter in Africa

Poaching: Almost 90 elephants dead in ‘biggest ever’ slaughter in Africa An aerial survey conducted by Dr Mike Chase from Elephants Without Borders found as numerous 87 dead elephants that had been killed for their tusks just weeks ago, including five white rhinos also poached in three months. It is thought that poaching in neighbouring counties may have pushed the elephants across the border into Botswana , where those pursuing ivory appear to have followed. [Full Article...]

Pipeline hits more legal problems as Canadian court reverses approval

Pipeline hits more legal problems as Canadian court reverses approval The decision from the Federal Court of Appeal came on the same day that Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. shareholders voted 99 per cent in favour of selling the pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion, not including construction costs that could be as high as $9.3 billion. [Full Article...]

Japan braces for strike from powerful Typhoon Jebi

Japan braces for strike from powerful Typhoon Jebi Authorities warn that when it makes landfall later in the day, it could be the strongest storm to do so in Japan in a quarter century. Jebi, the 21st typhoon of the season, made landfall in Tokushima prefecture on Japan's smallest main island of Shikoku, and is on path to strike the part of the country home to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. [Full Article...]

One woman dead and three victims missing after Colorado River boat crash

One woman dead and three victims missing after Colorado River boat crash As search-and-rescue crews continued to look for three other boaters who vanished in a popular section of the river near the California-Arizona border, authorities identified the body recovered Monday as Christi Lewis, 51, of California. He says two people are missing and "presumed submerged". The Mohave County and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments are conducting dive and search operat... [Full Article...]

Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex Islamic enforcement officers in northern Terengganu state, one of the country's most conservative areas, arrested the women in April. Amnesty International said the caning marked "an appalling day" for human rights in Malaysia. "It really is a sign of how human rights are regressing in Malaysia not only for LGBT but for all people". Malaysia is now embroiled in a political furore over LG... [Full Article...]

Trump blames Sessions for indictments of GOP lawmakers

Trump blames Sessions for indictments of GOP lawmakers Trump's suggestion that Sessions should have withheld charges against two fellow Republicans for purely political reasons seemed a remarkably unapologetic blurring of a traditional line between presidential authority and the law. Mr Trump has also pressed Mr Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused him of failing to take control of the justice department. [Full Article...]

Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport blast: monitor

Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport blast: monitor Syrian regime forces have gathered around the last opposition bastion in the northwestern province of Idlib near the Turkish border. 'Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. 'And the remaining terrorists in the remaining parts of Idlib must be cleaned out and the region should be placed back under the control of the Syrian people'. [Full Article...]

Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase

Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase The incident happened on June 15, but police helicopter footage has only now been released by the Texas Department of Public Safety . According to TXDPS, Rodriguez had outstanding warrants and fled after a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop. [Full Article...]

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years over Rohingya secrets

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years over Rohingya secrets Wa Lone , 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were originally detained in December 2017, after working on an investigation into the mass killing of a number of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The journalists testified they did not solicit or knowingly possess any secret documents. Authorities have made a show of dragging the journalists, handcuffed and flanked by dozens of police officers,... [Full Article...]

Leak repaired on International Space Station

Leak repaired on International Space Station He said the fracture was found on the Soyuz ship that brought astronauts to the ISS in June for a six-month mission and is now docked with the space station . Mission controllers were first alerted to the issue by air pressure sensors on board the station. Astronauts applied Kapton tape to the leak site, effectively slowing the air leak. [Full Article...]

Aussie Instagram model found dead on billionaire’s yacht

Aussie Instagram model found dead on billionaire’s yacht She used her Instagram following to post pictures of her travels and the luxurious life she lived. The 93-metre yacht, Mayan Queen IV , is owned by Mexican mining billionaire Alberto Bailleres . McNamara, who hailed from Sydney , arrived in Greece in mid-June after traveling to Bermuda, Bali and the Whitsunday Islands in Australia . Her occupation while there has not been disclosed, bu... [Full Article...]

John McCain Remembered By Daughter Meghan, Former Presidents Obama, Bush

John McCain Remembered By Daughter Meghan, Former Presidents Obama, Bush McCain were known as " The Three Amigos ", appeared on CNN 's "State of the Union" a day after 2,500 gathered in the Washington National Cathedral to pay their respects. "She is grieving for the father she adored". At the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa Bay, McCain said, "Everywhere I go in the world, people tell me that they still have faith in America". [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row

Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row A Labour Party official who suggested Jewish "Trump fanatics" were behind accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour ranks has been re-elected to the party's ruling body. He also said he was confident that the issue of the definition would be "resolved" at the NEC meeting, predicting that "all sides will be satisfied with the proposals". [Full Article...]

Amber Alert issued for two boys, father wanted for Phoenix double murder

Amber Alert issued for two boys, father wanted for Phoenix double murder Renter Omar Gonzalez was also found dead at Nunez's home early Saturday. Carbajal said Nunez was at least 7 months pregnant, and police have a warrant seeking Coronado on three murder charges. After she was in the vehicle, the man allegedly punched her in the face and she lost consciousness. 1, authorities said they are now looking for an older model light green Ford pickup truck with a white camp... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon brings rough weather to southern Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon brings rough weather to southern Florida It's moving west northwest at 17 miles per hour. On east Central Florida beaches, "rough surf conditions will prevail today due to a brisk onshore flow and an increasing ocean swell". Last week, we were keeping our eye on a tropical wave pushing off the west coast of Africa. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h) and a west-northwestward to northwestward motio... [Full Article...]

Republicans Are Refusing To Share 100,000 Kavanaugh Documents Ahead Of His Confirmation

Republicans Are Refusing To Share 100,000 Kavanaugh Documents Ahead Of His Confirmation Bush and Mr. Trump have deemed more than 100,000 pages "committee confidential". Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will question Kavanaugh in the hearings expected to start Tuesday. With midterm elections two months away, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is set to appear this week for his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Some presidential records wer... [Full Article...]

Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day Trump took to Twitter again Saturday night , tweeting "We shouldn't have to buy our friends with bad Trade Deals and Free Military Protection!" Trump's remarks were immediately seized upon by the Canadian government as evidence that the White House has not been negotiating in good faith. [Full Article...]

Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames

Esteemed Rio de Janeiro museum goes up in flames The cause of the fire, which broke out around 2230 GMT, was not yet known, according to local media. The museum's expansive collection included what are largely considered the most important anthropological and ethnographical records concerning Brazil, some of the first fossils found in the country, ancient Egyptian mummies, one of Brazil's largest scientific libraries, Greco-Roman art, and th... [Full Article...]


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