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Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period Ken Balcomb, executive director of the Center for Whale Research , spotted orca J35 with her pod off San Juan Island on Saturday, and said the ordeal of carrying her dead calf is over. "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky", the Center for Whale Research said. Researchers had anxious J35, who was last spotted with her dead calf Wednesday, was not eating properly ... [Full Article...]

Turkey 'implores' Trump to return to table on tariffs

Turkey 'implores' Trump to return to table on tariffs Turkey's president on Saturday blamed the country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country. government adamantly deny. He added: "If there are dollars under your pillow, take these out". Immediately give these to the banks and convert to Turkish lira and by doing this, we fight this war of independence and the future. [Full Article...]

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio Manigault Newman, whose book is out this week, suggested there was more to come: "There's a lot of very corrupt things happening in the White House and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of them". A former communications assistant, Ms Manigault Newman was sacked by the Trump administration last December. "This is non-negotiable discussion". [Full Article...]

Pakistan PM-elect Imran Khan invites Navjot Singh Sidhu for swearing

Pakistan PM-elect Imran Khan invites Navjot Singh Sidhu for swearing But it has support of several smaller parties and it is expected to get support of at least 180 lawmakers in the election for speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister. There are reports that President Hussain has cancelled his three-day trip to Ireland to administer the oath to the new prime minister. The two parties have made a decision to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy spe... [Full Article...]

ED Mnangagwa inauguration cancelled…Chamisa corners ZEC

ED Mnangagwa inauguration cancelled…Chamisa corners ZEC Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote compared with Mr Chamisa's 44.3%. Worldwide monitors largely praised the conduct of the election itself, although European Union observers said that Mnangagwa, a former ally of Mugabe, benefited from an "un-level playing field" and a degree of voter intimidation. [Full Article...]

Half of Kerala reels under floods as 29 die, 54000 left homeless

Half of Kerala reels under floods as 29 die, 54000 left homeless The fifth shutter of Cheruthoni dam was opened on Friday following increase in inflow in to the Idukki dam. "But we will ensure that people in Palakkad are provided with drinking water through tankers". The Chief Minister would stay back at Kochi for discussions with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , who is scheduled to reach the State on Sunday morning to study the flood havoc first-hand... [Full Article...]

Death toll from California fires rises to 10

Death toll from California fires rises to 10 One then swoops in low behind a row of houses before opening its bay doors and dumping its load of flame retardant liquid over the ground. Fire officials said Friday morning the fire has burned approximately 18,137 acres, an increase of more than 8,000 acres in the last 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Sea-Tac Airport Plane Crashes After 'Suicidal' Pilot Conducts Unauthorized Takeoff

Sea-Tac Airport Plane Crashes After 'Suicidal' Pilot Conducts Unauthorized Takeoff Alaska Airlines confirmed the plane crashed "in a wooded area on Ketron Island " and said that "no ground structures were involved at the crash site". The "suicidal" mechanic who commandeered and crashed a plane without passengers from a U.S. airport in Washington state seemed excited, confused, and at times calm while talking with the air traffic control tower. [Full Article...]

Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni Kids

Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni Kids The International Red Cross says the airstrike hit a bus full of children, parked in a busy market in Dahyan, in Sa'ada province - controlled by the Houthis. "Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of ten". The children were on a summer school field trip when their bus was struck at a market, the first stop of the day, killing 50 and injuring 77. [Full Article...]

Students Scramble For Info After Saudi Arabia Pulls Canadian Scholarships

Students Scramble For Info After Saudi Arabia Pulls Canadian Scholarships The notice comes after Saudi Arabia said Sunday it was ordering Canada's ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada in a spat over human rights. A number of countries in the region have defended Saudi Arabia. On Monday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir again criticised Canada's calls to free arrested civil society activists as a positi... [Full Article...]

North Korea chides United States for pressing sanctions

North Korea chides United States for pressing sanctions The two Koreas, who agreed to increase sports exchanges at a landmark summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong-un in April, held a friendly basketball match in Pyongyang last month. joint statement including the denuclearisation". "Any violation that detracts from the world's goal of finally, fully denuclearizing North Korea would be something that America... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia-Canada spat hits 16,000 students as the Kingdom suspends scholarships

Saudi Arabia-Canada spat hits 16,000 students as the Kingdom suspends scholarships The true impact of Saudi Arabia's flexing of diplomatic muscle is still unclear. Crimes such as attending anti-government rallies and homosexuality have contributed to crucifixion sentences in Saudi Arabia in the past. All Saudi Arabian students now studying in Canada will be transferred to other countries. Travel to the country will also be affected in light of an announcement from Saudia... [Full Article...]

NY Republican Chris Collins Arrested for Fraud

NY Republican Chris Collins Arrested for Fraud Collins, one of the largest shareholders of Innate Immunotherapeutics and a board member of the biotech firm, faces charges of securities fraud. Chris Collins' lawyers responded swiftly, insisting he will be "completely vindicated". In October of 2017, the Office of Congressional Ethics issued a report saying that Collins may have broken House rules by allegedly sharing insider information a... [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort trial Day 7

They have tried several times to impugn his credibility before the jury. Gates told the court in Alexandria, Virginia , that he had met with government lawyer Greg Andres and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents 20 times and been told only to tell the truth, without any guarantee that he will be spared prison. [Full Article...]

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

Chinese data on Wednesday showed exports to the U.S. rose 13.3% in July to $41.5 billion against a year ago. All the same, China's exports for July rose a bigger than expected 12.2 percent year-on-year, showing little tariff impact for now and beating June's 11.2 percent rise and analysts expectations in a Reuters poll for 10 percent growth. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message

Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message On Monday, Freeland doubled down on the position by saying Canadians expect their government's foreign policy to be guided by their values. Last week, Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concerns over the arrests of seven Saudi civil society activists. [Full Article...]

Don Lemon responds to Trump's attack on him, LeBron James

Don Lemon responds to Trump's attack on him, LeBron James Even Michael Jordan - who the world assumed Trump was referencing - praised LeBron for his character and charity work. " Most of America anyway". Watch Lemon's response to Trump above. "He divides by race and tries to conquer decency by smearing and besmirching the truth and the people who fight to uphold it". On Monday, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace panel taunted President Donald Trump for "ha... [Full Article...]

Video shows wild fight break out in Brooklyn nail salon

Video shows wild fight break out in Brooklyn nail salon It is unclear which party started the fight. "So I'm at the nail salon and they f*cked up a lady's eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke out", Maduka wrote in her Facebook caption. A salon worker, Huiyue Zheng , 32, was arrested charged with assault and weapon possession, according to police. She allegedly beat customer Christina Thomas with a broom, causing a laceration t... [Full Article...]

Trump Mueller investigation: President could take LEGAL ACTION against any court demands

Trump Mueller investigation: President could take LEGAL ACTION against any court demands That happens when you have cases like this, said Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow on ABC's This Week. The meeting took place in Trump tower in NY, and the president originally claimed it concerned the issue of global adoptions . Trump wrote. "They are very unsafe & sick!" "You then misled the country about the objective of the Trump Tower meeting when it became public. In this instance, they ap... [Full Article...]

New Trump sanctions on Iran take effect despite pleas from allies

New Trump sanctions on Iran take effect despite pleas from allies European companies will be protected from the impact of new sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, Britain has said. The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and later lifted under a 2015 global agreement. [Full Article...]


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