Friday July 20-th, 2018

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags in southern Thailand Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags in southern Thailand

Jatuporn Buruspat, head of the department, said the whale probably thought the floating plastic bags were food. No one was able to save a pilot whale that swallowed almost eight kilograms of plastic bags off Thailand. Marine biologist Thon Thamrong...

Dozens dead as Volcan de Fuego erupts in Guatemala Dozens dead as Volcan de Fuego erupts in Guatemala

David de León, spokesman for the disaster agency, said about 300 people had evacuated the area around the volcano. "That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks", said Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala's seismological, vol...

Sanctions on N Korea to Be Lifted Only After Denuclearization - Pentagon Chief

North Korea's three most senior military officials have been replaced, a US official told Reuters . On Friday, following the meeting with Kim Yong-chol, a major aide to Kim and deputy chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Central Committe...

Trump, Moon, Kim to declare war's end Trump, Moon, Kim to declare war's end

The mundane but diplomatically fraught billing issue is just one of numerous logistical concerns being hammered out between two teams led by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin and Kim's de facto chief of staff, Kim Chang Son, as they strive ...

Guatemala volcano: Dozens dead, injured or missing after Fuego volcano erupts Guatemala volcano: Dozens dead, injured or missing after Fuego volcano erupts

The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims. He said on radio a river of lava has overwhelmed a village. "Not everyone escaped, I think they were buried", Co...

South China Sea Dispute: Mattis Says China 'Intimidating Neighbours' South China Sea Dispute: Mattis Says China 'Intimidating Neighbours'

The Pentagon is weighing a more assertive program of so-called freedom-of-navigation operations close to Chinese installations on disputed reefs, two US officials and Western and Asian diplomats close to discussions said. Beijing's deployments of m...

Plans to give NI joint United Kingdom and European Union status - United Kingdom official Plans to give NI joint United Kingdom and European Union status - United Kingdom official

Labor's former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie, for his part, noted that "David Davis's new idea for solving the Northern Ireland border problem manages to combine a lack of feasibility with a complete ignorance of the history of the region".

Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting

A student faces capital murder charges in the attack. "Superintendents and other school officials also discussed zero-tolerance policies for serious threats made in the classroom ... But she said her classmates had remained strong "through all the ch...

Giuliani Says Trump Could End Russia Probe, Pardon Himself

And ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie break down the latest in the Mueller investigation, and the president's use of his pardon power. "Pardoning other people is one...

Venezuela frees more opposition prisoners to unite nation Venezuela frees more opposition prisoners to unite nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , who won another term last month in an election the US called a "sham", said he hopes others see the prisoner releases in a positive light. Campaigners say the government inflated the list of releases by adding t...

German police shoots man at Berlin Cathedral German police shoots man at Berlin Cathedral

German police on Sunday shot a man who had rampaged through the Berlin Cathedral, police in the German capital said on Twitter, urging the public not to spread rumours. It's not clear, whether anyone else has been hurt in the incident. The unname...

Officials urge residents to create hurricane plans, use shelters as last resort Officials urge residents to create hurricane plans, use shelters as last resort

NOAA projects 10 to 16 named storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes. One to four of those could become "major" hurricanes, which means Category 3 strength or higher. He said another active phase began in about 2010, and is expected ...

Donald Trump's net worth falls to $2.8 bn, lowest since 2016 campaign Donald Trump's net worth falls to $2.8 bn, lowest since 2016 campaign

Click for the full story . The Trump Fifth Avenue tower and golf courses fell, Bloomberg reports. Annual reports for those overseas properties, which have historically lost money, are expected later this year and will show whether they were profit...

LI homebuilder to the stars killed in Hamptons plane crash LI homebuilder to the stars killed in Hamptons plane crash

Coast Guard said Sunday. As strong winds and choppy surf widened the debris field, the search shifted towards South Hampton for the remnants of the Piper PA-31 Navajo that plummeted into the Atlantic about a mile off of Indian Wells Beach just befo...

Chris Christie says 'no way' Trump will pardon himself: 'He'll get impeached' Chris Christie says 'no way' Trump will pardon himself: 'He'll get impeached'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican, made clear he did not think Trump or any other president should pardon himself . The former New York City mayor also said only Congress can hold the president accountable, but Giuliani reiterated...

United States defense chief Jim Mattis rebukes Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea United States defense chief Jim Mattis rebukes Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

The Pentagon does not comment on future operations but a spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, said "we will continue to work with our friends, partners, and allies to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific". He said America's goal remained t...

NDP says Wynne appeal for minority guarantees Ford win NDP says Wynne appeal for minority guarantees Ford win

She said the next leaders need to be on a short leash (particularly Ford) because this power-mad, self-professed "competitive" runner can't stand the idea of relinquishing the reins of power. "Our calculation was right in terms of what it is people w...

Ute Park Fire Friday Update Ute Park Fire Friday Update

The fire is zero percent contained and officials are investigating the cause. High winds on Saturday exacerbated the blaze, which caused a mandatory evacuation order to be issued in the town of Cimarron, where 296 structures were at risk of burni...

German police shoot a person at Berlin Cathedral

The police statement urged people to "avoid speculation" and said more details of the incident would follow. Shortly after 1600 local time (1400 GMT), an officer shot and injured the man in the legs, Berlin police said. It's not yet known what has ...

Catalonia’s new separatist government sworn in Catalonia’s new separatist government sworn in

Earlier on Friday, Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain's prime minister, succeeding Mariano Rajoy who lost a vote of confidence in parliament. Francisco Franco in 1975. He has already said he would stick to the 2018 budget crafted by Rajoy...

Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man after backflip in dance club Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man after backflip in dance club

In the video , the unidentified agent stuffs the gun in the back of his trousers, puts his hands up, and walks off the dance floor. Denver police said they responded to a shooting at the the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar aroun...

Kim Meeting Revived for June 12 in Singapore Kim Meeting Revived for June 12 in Singapore

The breakthrough announced after a almost 2-hour meeting at the White House between Trump and Kim Yong-Chol, one of North Korea's most senior officials, the highest-level talks between the 2 countries in 18 years. No one outside North Korea likel...

Atlas Tube CEO critical of Canada's retaliation against USA tariffs Atlas Tube CEO critical of Canada's retaliation against USA tariffs

G7 ministers urged US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin , who was at the event, to express their "unanimous concern and disappointments" to the White House over new US tariffs, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau told reporters. As the meet...

Led coalition raids kill 12 civilians in Syria's Hasakeh Led coalition raids kill 12 civilians in Syria's Hasakeh

According to the coalition's statistics, 883 civilians had been killed by its strikes since its operation started in 2014. The casualty figures include those killed by airstrikes, and take in operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen. Government ...

Theresa May calls on Donald Trump to exempt United Kingdom from steel tariffs Theresa May calls on Donald Trump to exempt United Kingdom from steel tariffs

It's the same approach the Trump administration used before it slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The president took to Twitter Friday to accuse Canada of treating US "farmers very poorly for a long period of time". Mexico complai...

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