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New Israeli strike in Gaza City wounds 18: ministry

New Israeli strike in Gaza City wounds 18: ministry A Palestinian man inspects a Hamas site that was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City August 9, 2018 . Israel's latest attack on Gaza was characterized as the largest escalation since 2014, when Israel killed more than 2,000 Palestinians in a seven-week military operation. [Full Article...]

Opposition to Israel nation-state law grows

Opposition to Israel nation-state law grows Regarding the collective rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and the status of the Arabic language, attorneys argue in the petition that "the Nation-State Law - in violation of global law - does not recognize any collective right of the Arabs as a homeland minority, as opposed to enshrining broad exclusive collective rights for the Jewish population, as if Jews were a minority requiring speci... [Full Article...]

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300 Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed in Sunday's quake and more than 150,000 people are homeless. Indonesia's geological agency said the quake on Thursday afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometres (seven and a half miles), centred in the north west of the island. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to stall denuclearization in warning to US

North Korea threatens to stall denuclearization in warning to US North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with US President Donald Trump . White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday North Korea has done little to denuclearize, almost two months after the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, met with President Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Abby Huntsman leaving Fox News for ‘The View’

Abby Huntsman leaving Fox News for ‘The View’ CNN is moving S.E. Cupp , a right-of-center host and anchor, to its Saturday lineup after launching a show with her on CNN. "I never thought in a million years I would be leaving one dream job for another dream job", she said, fighting back tears in front of her co-stars and the live studio audience. [Full Article...]

Twitter CEO plots to change rules in hate speech crackdown

Twitter CEO plots to change rules in hate speech crackdown He's a conspiracy theorist and far-right broadcaster whose hate-filled behavior includes spending years claiming that the horrific Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax. "We carefully review content on our platforms and products for violations of our terms and conditions, or our content policies", a Google spokesperson told BuzzFeed News . [Full Article...]

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza According to the group, Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children since January this year than in any previous year of the past decade, outside of large-scale Israeli military offensives. The military released footage that it said was of the incident. Cairo's efforts to conclude a comprehensive peace deal between Hamas and Israel is under threat after the latter introduced a new condi... [Full Article...]

Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake

Powerful Aftershock Shakes Survivors of Indonesia Quake Many buildings still standing on the island have been weakened. Almost 1,500 people are in hospital with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes. The island was still recovering after two other recent earthquakes when the tremor happened . "Some paramedics have to be at the shelters, some need to be mobile", Majdi said. [Full Article...]

Airstrike on children's bus in Yemen kills at least 20

Airstrike on children's bus in Yemen kills at least 20 A spokesman for the Red Cross in Sanaa told AFP the toll was not final as casualties from the attack were taken to several hospitals. One person was killed in that attack, Saudi state media reported . Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets. He said the rebels have "ballistic missiles threatening our national security, Saudi... [Full Article...]

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey breaks silence on not banning Alex Jones

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey breaks silence on not banning Alex Jones Dorsey said it was the responsibility of journalists to police accounts such as Jones' for accuracy and fairness. Technology companies have been under pressure to ban Jones for promoting misinformation, including claims the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012 was staged by the government and stating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was an "inside job". [Full Article...]

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020 The Space Force would be responsible for a range of crucial space-based US military capabilities, which include everything from satellites enabling the Global Positioning System (GPS) to sensors that help track missile launches. The report to be released today represents a critical step toward establishing the Space Force, he said. In June, Trump called for the new branch to be created, despite re... [Full Article...]

‘Secret life’: Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trial

‘Secret life’: Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trial Mr Gates said he did, but the defence lawyer wasn't satisfied. In an aggressive cross-examination on Tuesday, Manafort's lead attorney Downing said to Gates: "You stole from Mr. Gates, a 46-year-old father of four, first met Manafort back when he was an intern in D.C.in the late 1990s, and later became Manafort's right-hand man as Manafort made millions from Ukrainian oligarchs boosting the coun... [Full Article...]

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia's Lombok, tourists flee

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia's Lombok, tourists flee The tremor was so powerful it was felt on the neighbouring island of Bali where, according to BNPB, two people died. An operation was also under way Monday to evacuate some 1,200 tourists from the Gili Islands, three tiny, coral-fringed tropical islands a few kilometres off the northwest coast of Lombok that are particularly popular with backpackers and divers. [Full Article...]

Strong quake again hits Indonesia's Lombok island

At least 40,000 homes were destroyed on Sunday and more than 150,000 people are homeless. "This number will continue increasing as rescue teams continue to find victims under collapsed buildings", the agency said in a statement. "We are still waiting for assessments from some of the more remote areas in the north of the island, but it is already clear that Sunday's quake was exceptionally destr... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson and the debate over burkas | Comment

Boris Johnson and the debate over burkas | Comment Lewis has called on Johnson to apologise but so far the foreign secretary has refused to do so, leaving it unclear what the party will do next . "And some of the terms Boris used describing people's appearance obviously have offended", the prime minister said. [Full Article...]

Tourist gets $65000 worth of speeding fines in Lamborghini

Tourist gets $65000 worth of speeding fines in Lamborghini By the next day, he was recorded speeding, by every single speed radar, on the busiest road in Dubai . The fines were issued against the car's registered owner because the driver was a tourist. The problem now is who should pay for the fine. Mohammed Ibrahim, the owner of the auto rental company from which the Lamborghini was rented, said there are no clear procedures in place to protect a ... [Full Article...]

Texas A&M student gigs 'em with gator for graduation photos

Texas A&M student gigs 'em with gator for graduation photos But it's Big Tex that steals the show - a gargantuan alligator who was adopted in 2016 after overfeeding turned him into a nuisance for local boats. Big Tex the gator is almost 14 feet long and weighs 1,000 pounds. Oh, and balancing her class ring on his nose . Now, her photos have taken social media by storm. "I can call him up out of his den, and then we reward him, kind of like you reward yo... [Full Article...]

Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial

Takeaways from day seven of the Paul Manafort trial Instead, prosecutors for Mueller have accuse Manafort of hiding at least $30 million that he earned while representing Russia's neighboring country of Ukraine and its president, Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. [Full Article...]

Facebook sorry that balloons appeared in Indonesia natural disaster messages

The quake struck at 7.46pm local time on Sunday at a fairly shallow depth of 31km. The footage of the prayer led by Imam Arafat at the Musholla As-Syuhada Mosque was being broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday night when a magnitude 7.0 quake hit the neighboring Lombok Island. [Full Article...]

Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit

Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit Paul announced that he had "invited members of the foreign affairs committee of Russian Federation to come to the United States to meet with us in Washington ", after meeting with Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's upper house. [Full Article...]


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