Friday August 23-rd, 2019

Trump says migrant caravan includes 'unknown Middle Easterners,' offers no evidence Trump says migrant caravan includes 'unknown Middle Easterners,' offers no evidence

Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the US were deciding Monday whether to rest in a southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments.

Americans among 5 dead in Costa Rica rafting accident Americans among 5 dead in Costa Rica rafting accident

The four Americans were on a rafting tour that included 14 people on three rafts, all of which capsized Saturday afternoon. In total there were 14 tourists aboard the rafts and five guides. The Americans had arrived in Costa Rica October 18 and had...

Brexit deal is 95% done, Theresa May will tell MPs Brexit deal is 95% done, Theresa May will tell MPs

Underlining the difficulties that May faces with her own party, it emerged on Sunday that 41 MPs have now indicated they would not sign up to a Brexit deal if it was based on her Chequers trade proposals, enough to block any final deal being approved...

Investigations Underway Following Isle Of Wight Red Funnel Ferry Collision Investigations Underway Following Isle Of Wight Red Funnel Ferry Collision

As previously reported, the 7am sailing from Southampton ran aground just off East Cowes, leaving passengers onboard until 11am . AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after the Red Funnel vehicle ferry, the Red Falcon , hit moored yachts, ran agrou...

USC says it's tentatively agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims USC says it's tentatively agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims

The agreement will provide compensation ranging from $2,500 up to $250,000 to women who have claimed abuse by Dr. George Tyndall between 1988 and 2016, USC Interim President Wanda Austin said in a statement . George Tyndall. The Los Angeles Times ...

China says top Macau official falls to death from building China says top Macau official falls to death from building

Supporters of the bridge promote it as an engineering marvel, while others see it as a costly political project created to further integrate Hong Kong into the mainland at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous city.

Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster strikes near Vancouver Island Magnitude 6.6 natural disaster strikes near Vancouver Island

The epicenter of the first 6.6 tremor, at 10:39pm local time, was located 218 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy - a small municipality on the northeastern tip of British Columbia's Vancouver Island - and 355 miles northwest of Seattle. CBC meteorolo...

Ron DeSantis Dodges Trump 'Good Role Model' Debate Question, Gets Laughed At Ron DeSantis Dodges Trump 'Good Role Model' Debate Question, Gets Laughed At

Gillum called DeSantis a Trump "stooge" and said the former Congressman has "no relationship with the truth". "The charge of racism has lingered around DeSantis, a former congressman from Northeast Florida , after he used the phrase " monkey this ...

NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras from streets after cop's explodes NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras from streets after cop's explodes

Out of an abundance of caution, the Police Commissioner has directed that the continued use and distribution of the LE-5 model cameras be suspended effective immediately. 16 precincts across the city use these cameras, the Vievu LE5, and as a result ...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Canada

The quakes were reported by the United States Geological Survey ( USGS ) at 6.30am BST. At 10:16 p.m., a magnitude 6.8 quake struck the same area at a depth of 13 miles (21 kilometers). "This is standard for earthquakes to happen in groups of three...

Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas' Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'

In an upbeat assessment, she will try to dispel suggestions talks have stalled after a series of setbacks. In a Commons statement after talks with European Union leaders in Brussels, the Prime Minister will say the "shape of the deal across the v...

Australian by-election count goes to the wire, after PM concedes Australian by-election count goes to the wire, after PM concedes

The conservative ruling Liberal-National coalition suffered a defeat Saturday in a Sydney constituency held by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull before he was ousted in August. Initial counting in the Wentworth by-election shows a 27.5 percent s...

Man attacked by shark in Northland Man attacked by shark in Northland

The wound was treated on the beach before the man was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition. "I didn't know it was there and couldn't see it because it was churned up white water". The beach has been closed for much of the week after ...

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit vote Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit vote

SIX coaches full of Dorset protesters took to London's streets on Saturday to take part in the biggest Brexit demonstration since the referendum . May is, however, hopeful of negotiating a deal with the EU. Negotiations over a final divorce d...

Migrants Swim, Raft Their Way Into Mexico as They Head for US Migrants Swim, Raft Their Way Into Mexico as They Head for US

Sairy Bueso, a 24-year old Honduran mother of two, was another migrant who abandoned the bridge and crossed into Mexico via the river. They are still almost 1,800 miles from El Paso, Texas, and Google Maps says that would take 573 hours on foot.

Jubeir: Saudis will hold to account those responsible for Khashoggi case Jubeir: Saudis will hold to account those responsible for Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia's claim that Khashoggi had died in a fight - rather than was deliberately killed - was Riyadh's first acknowledgement of his death after two weeks of denials that it was involved in his disappearance. "I will make my statements about thi...

Trump Wants to Define Transgender Out of Existence — NY Times Trump Wants to Define Transgender Out of Existence — NY Times

A draft of the Trump administration memo says gender should be determined 'on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable, ' the memo says, according to the Times . It's still unclear what exactly would unfol...

Saudi officials say Jamal Khashoggi died in a Saudi officials say Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fist fight"

He added it was premature to comment on possible USA sanctions against Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's death while an investigation is pending. The minister also reiterated that the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was unaware of this operation an...

CNN's Chris Cuomo Challenges ‘Weak’ Greg Gianforte To 'Come Body-Slam Me' CNN's Chris Cuomo Challenges ‘Weak’ Greg Gianforte To 'Come Body-Slam Me'

In May 2017, Gianforte body-slammed Jacobs, breaking his glasses. Trump's timing on the Gianforte praise was odd, given that he has earlier expressed regret at the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and vowed "severe consequence...

Injury toll climbs to 130 in Israeli gunfire in Gaza Injury toll climbs to 130 in Israeli gunfire in Gaza

About 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the protests started in late March, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. However, Israeli defense officials said it was the quietest protest since the "March of Return" ev...

Michael caused Michael caused "catastrophic loss", timber damage estimated at $1.3 billion

At least 36 people were killed as a result of hurricane Michael, raging on the territory of the United States of America. "This is a catastrophic loss to the forest industry in the Florida Panhandle", Putnam said in a news release. With Price's d...

United Kingdom wants deal to avoid Northern Ireland Brexit backstop: minister United Kingdom wants deal to avoid Northern Ireland Brexit backstop: minister

A senior UK government official explained the plan as an "insurance policy" - to circumvent using interim measures to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland - should a gap emerge between the end of the transition period and a future UK-EU tra...

Phelps Claims Thunderstorm Victory In Wentworth

As with many MPs over the previous year, there are questions over Phelps' eligibility for Parliament under section 44 of the Constitution. He paid tribute to Dr Phelps, as well as the Labor candidate Tim Murray, and Mr Turnbull and his wife Lucy.

Meghan sails on Sydney Harbour after Harry says she should pace herself Meghan sails on Sydney Harbour after Harry says she should pace herself

Meghan will be traveling to Fraser Island but is not expected to participate in any engagements while Harry carries on with the original schedule. Prince Harry , sixth in line to the British throne, and Markle got married on May 19 at Windsor C...

'We don't know where the body is' - Saudi FM on Jamal Khashoggi 'We don't know where the body is' - Saudi FM on Jamal Khashoggi

The Saudi version lacked "consistency and credibility", said Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister. Saudi Arabia has been under pressure to explain what happened, having first said Mr Khashoggi was alive. Several of Saudi Arabia's region...

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