Saturday August 24-th, 2019

Yemen's Houthis target two Saudi airports with multiple drone attacks

MQ-9 over the Gulf of Oman to disrupt surveillance of the [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps'] attack on the [motor tanker] Kokuka Courageous", reads the statement . The Japanese tanker's Tokyo-based operator Kokuka confirmed on Saturday the vesse...

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court

It is believed that the 67-year-old former leader was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges emanating from suspected contacts with Hamas, a Palestinian sect, on Monday, when he collapsed and then died. The Western-educated engineer wa...

Supreme Court Kicks Oregon Lesbian Wedding Cake Dispute Back to Lower Court Supreme Court Kicks Oregon Lesbian Wedding Cake Dispute Back to Lower Court

The Kleins framed their case as "whether artists in public commerce are protected by the First Amendment when they decline to create expression that would violate their religious beliefs". The court determined that the bakery's custom cakes were no...

Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions — International Business Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions — International Business

The Kokuka Courageous' 21 crew members were returned to the vessel by the US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet after being rescued. The ship is now being towed toward the offshore part of Fujairah emirate. The United States and its ally Saudi Arabi...

Cat filter accidentally used in Pakistani minister’s live press conference Cat filter accidentally used in Pakistani minister’s live press conference

In a report by the Russian state TV channel RT, local government officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwan (KP) tackled "important decisions of the provincial cabinet" during the said press conference last Friday. You can't beat this! "Let's not take everyt...

Mamata Banerjee Calls Meeting With Striking Doctors At 3 pm Mamata Banerjee Calls Meeting With Striking Doctors At 3 pm

During the meeting, Bengal health secretary Rajiv Sinha promised to deploy additional 125 police personnel at NRS Medical College and Hospital to enhance security. The state government which had consented to protestors demand that meeting should be h...

Man killed by off-duty officer in Calif. was nonverbal Man killed by off-duty officer in Calif. was nonverbal

He said he wasn't sure of French's exact disability. "The off-duty officer was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released". Panic broke out as people tried to flee the store, leaving some injured in the scuffle. They huddled u...

North Korea - China border 'explosion' triggers quake

State broadcaster CCTV said Xi will travel to the Hermit Kingdom from June 20 to 21 to meet with leader Kim Jong Un . Despite the series of meetings between Mr Xi and Mr Kim, relations between China and North Korea have also been tested in recent ...

Foreign Minister Hunt: Britain 'Almost Certain' Iran Was Behind Tanker Attacks

In his first public comments since the attacks , Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said in remarks published on Sunday that he would not hesitate to tackle any threats to the oil-rich kingdom. But Larijani, speaking in the Iranian parliament,...

Bashir charged with corruption, makes first public appearance since arrest Bashir charged with corruption, makes first public appearance since arrest

He was charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner, prosecutor Alaa al-Din Abdallah told media, adding that Bashir would be given the chance to respond to the accusations. But the council insists ...

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners

No one took immediate responsibility for the attack, but both the Islamic State (IS) affiliate known as Islamic State Khorasan Province and the Taliban operate in Nangarhar province , considered an IS stronghold. Baradar and a team of 14 Taliban are...

Indian magician Wizard Mandrake feared dead after attempting unsafe Houdini river stunt Indian magician Wizard Mandrake feared dead after attempting unsafe Houdini river stunt

Lahiri explained that he had achieved this same feat in a more hard version 21 years ago at the same location. Lahiri had previously caused controversy after he tried a similar stunt at the same river in 2013. Lahiri was to be picked up by a crane ...

Italian George Clooney lookalike arrested for fraud Italian George Clooney lookalike arrested for fraud

The two were arrested on Saturday in a joint operation of Thai and Italian authorities on the outskirts of the Thai city of Pattaya, Thailand's Crime Suppression Division said on Sunday. The 58-year-old was convicting of using the name of the Holly...

Presidential Election 2020: Trump Fires Pollsters After Leaked Polls Show Democrats Winning Presidential Election 2020: Trump Fires Pollsters After Leaked Polls Show Democrats Winning

A more detailed accounting of the unflattering polls later appeared in The New York Times while the President was heading to Iowa to travel the state on the same day as Biden . Politico reports that the Trump 2020 campaign has shifted gears sig...

Saudis blame Iran for tanker attacks, Iran points at US Saudis blame Iran for tanker attacks, Iran points at US

The Japanese tanker's Tokyo-based operator Kokuka confirmed on Saturday the vessel was heading to port in the UAE. The ship is now being towed toward the offshore part of Fujairah emirate. Daily earnings for very large crude carriers jumped almost 16...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

The preliminary report into the crash "made it abundantly clear the pilots followed the procedures properly", the chief executive officer added. Many pilots' representatives have criticized Boeing for not giving them enough information about the sy...

Pompeo says 'lots of evidence' proves Iran attacked oil tankers

But the leading official underscored President Trump said he does not want to go to war. "This is one way for the Iranians to showcase that, if they're going to be paying the costs of sanctions and political isolation, that they can actually begi...

1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at Philly graduation party 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at Philly graduation party

The shooting occurred when 60 people gathered for a graduation celebration at an address near two playgrounds in southwest Philadelphia . Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters four juveniles between the 15 and 17 years old...

Trump asks Mulvaney to 'leave the room' for coughing during interview Trump asks Mulvaney to 'leave the room' for coughing during interview

There has been a major panic around Washington the past few weeks when Attorney General William Barr announced that he has opened investigations into the FBI, CIA and the IG's office as to why and how FISA warrants were improperly and illegally issue...

Ocasio-Cortez says pressure to impeach Trump grows every day Ocasio-Cortez says pressure to impeach Trump grows every day

The New York Police Department says officers responded to a call of a trespasser shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday at the building on 37th Avenue in Queens. "Every day that passes, the pressure to impeach grows, and I think that it's justifiable", Oca...

Police Chief addresses incident officers violated rights of family

An Arizona family is suing Phoenix Police for excessive force after a video surfaced showing their arrests. Police say the incident happened May 27. "I am, I'm sorry", said Ames in reply. The social justice department of Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Te...

Former Independent, Change UK and Labour MP joins the Lib Dems Former Independent, Change UK and Labour MP joins the Lib Dems

Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery called for a by-election in Umunna's seat, tweeting: "Three parties in as many months.who's next?" "We have a very, very good relationship with members of the independent group", he added, hinting other members ...

Hong Kong protesters demand resignation of leader Carrie Lam over extradition bill Hong Kong protesters demand resignation of leader Carrie Lam over extradition bill

Some Hong Kong tycoons have already started moving personal wealth offshore. The bill would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Activists on Sunday pasted hundreds of fliers and notes to a wall near the protest site, with som...

11-Year-Old Uses Machete on Alleged Home Invader's Head 11-Year-Old Uses Machete on Alleged Home Invader's Head

Hall forced the boy into a closet and was stealing electronics when the boy emerged, grabbed a machete and hit the suspect in the head with the blade, drawing blood, according to the sheriff's office. The man kicked the boy in the stomach, knocking...

Brazil Police fire tear gas as union workers go on strike Brazil Police fire tear gas as union workers go on strike

As a full strike was called, buses halted in 19 state capitals, subway and urban train workers in several cities joined the strike, classes were cancelled in public schools and many private schools in at least 23 state capitals, and road blockades we...

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