Tuesday August 4-th, 2020

Fuel tanker explodes killing 60 people Fuel tanker explodes killing 60 people

Regional police chief Willbrod Mtfungwa said: 'There was a big blast which has so far killed at least 57 people'. Mr Mtafungwa said the dead were mainly drivers of the taxis known as "boda-boda" and local residents flocking to the scene for the fue...

Five killed in rocket-test explosion, Russia's nuclear agency says Five killed in rocket-test explosion, Russia's nuclear agency says

Russian media have said that the rocket engine explosion may have occurred at a weapons testing area near the village of Nyonoksa. A rocket explosion in Russian Federation has sparked reports of a spike in radiation levels and sent residents into...

New blasts hit Siberia ammunition dump during cleanup from earlier explosions New blasts hit Siberia ammunition dump during cleanup from earlier explosions

Russia's Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region. Residents were evacuated from the nearby village of Kamenka, which suffered...

Former Empress Michiko to have surgery for early-stage breast cancer Former Empress Michiko to have surgery for early-stage breast cancer

In June, the agency announced Michiko would have her heart examined after a blood test showed she was at a higher risk of heart failure. In her time as Empress, Michiko was adored by the Japanese people, especially for her kindness and sympathy.

Manhunt for Shooter Who Allegedly Killed Two After Houston Highway Crash Manhunt for Shooter Who Allegedly Killed Two After Houston Highway Crash

The suspect's auto, which was carrying one other passenger, struck the victims' vehicle, causing it to spin out on the road. Houston Police Department told reporters the gunman fired multiple rounds at the victim's vehicle as it rolled backward...

Recession fears as United Kingdom economy unexpectedly shrinks Recession fears as United Kingdom economy unexpectedly shrinks

David Cheetham, chief market analyst at Xtb, said: "This marks the first time in over 6 years that we've had a quarterly contraction in economic activity and given the growing threat of a no-deal Brexit that looms menacingly overhead, it would not ...

Trump's Visit Creates Division After Shooting in El Paso, Texas Trump's Visit Creates Division After Shooting in El Paso, Texas

El Paso-area KDBC-TV posted video provided to them of Trump meeting with hospital staff and shooting victims Wednesday in El Paso. The White House didn't let journalists to into the meeting between Trump and the victims' families, and Trump m...

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2019: Darth Vader balloon leads mass ascent Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2019: Darth Vader balloon leads mass ascent

A huge hot air balloon in the shape of Star Wars villain Darth Vader's head has been floated over a city in England . Crowds waved and cheered as the Darth Vader balloon flew over the city's landmarks including Clifton Suspension Bridge and ...

S.Korea to tighten checks on coal ash from Japan S.Korea to tighten checks on coal ash from Japan

More broadly, Japan has contended that the 1965 treaty which stabilized relations provided compensation for the use of forced labor and hence this issue was resolved. South Korean ministers were scheduled originally on Thursday to decide on its plan ...

Armed Man Arrested At Missouri Walmart Charged Armed Man Arrested At Missouri Walmart Charged

He got the body armor from the trunk of his vehicle before grabbing a shopping cart and walked into the store, the probable cause statement said. Andreychenko started to record himself with his phone while he was still in the auto parked at Walmar...

Bodies of teen suspects wanted in Canada murders found dead Bodies of teen suspects wanted in Canada murders found dead

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18 were found dead by RCMP on August 7 . Canadian police confirmed that the bodies of two suspects , who were wanted in connection with three murders, have been found. "At this point, we don't want to spe...

Pakistan’s govt suspends train service to India amid Kashmir dispute Pakistan’s govt suspends train service to India amid Kashmir dispute

In line with the decisions of NSC Pak-India bus service is suspended. Following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir , India's nuclear-armed neighbour Pakistan has suspended the Samjhauta Express. The DG ISPR's tweets were in res...

Suspected El Paso Shooter Told Police He Was Targeting 'Mexicans' Suspected El Paso Shooter Told Police He Was Targeting 'Mexicans'

He declined to give details, but he and fellow lawyer R. Jack Ayres told CNN that Patrick Crusius' mother contacted the Allen Police Department to ask about an "AK" type firearm Crusius owned. Family members declined further comment through their l...

Kerala rains: Kochi International airport suspends operations till Sunday Kerala rains: Kochi International airport suspends operations till Sunday

The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water level in the Periyar and a canal adjacent to the airport. The airport apron or tarmac is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded.

Walmart pulls violent game displays in wake of mass shootings Walmart pulls violent game displays in wake of mass shootings

This follows a mass shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in El Paso, Texas on August 3, 2019. Walmart spokeswoman Tara House said Friday that Walmart is taking the actions, "out of respect for the incidents of the past week". There is no known lin...

Australia pledges to stop exporting its rubbish Australia pledges to stop exporting its rubbish

Australian leaders agreed their strategy must seek to reduce waste, especially plastics, decrease the amount of waste going to landfill and maximize the capability of Australia's waste management and recycling sector to collect, recycle, reuse, conve...

Border Numbers Dip Below 100k For 1st Time In Months Border Numbers Dip Below 100k For 1st Time In Months

A 41-year-old Iraqi-born man who had lived in the USA since he was an infant but was deported in June for committing multiple crimes died in Baghdad, American Civil Liberties Union officials said Thursday. Guatemala in July agreed to accept Hondura...

Man takes golf cart on wild ride into Florida Walmart store Man takes golf cart on wild ride into Florida Walmart store

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office told FOX 13 deputies received reports around 12:30 pm. of a disorderly man who was blocking entry to a liquor store near with his golf cart near a Walmart in Gibsonton. Earlier this month, a man was arres...

Donald Trump launches attack on 'racist' Hollywood Donald Trump launches attack on 'racist' Hollywood

The president, a frequent target for criticism from celebrities, said Hollywood is "very bad" for the United States and accused it of trying to "inflame and cause chaos". "They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!" "What Hollywood ...

Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage

The hajj , one of the world's largest annual religious gatherings, is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives. Believed to have first been built by Adam and then rebuilt by...

Biden Makes a Cringeworthy Gaffe in Iowa About Poor Kids Biden Makes a Cringeworthy Gaffe in Iowa About Poor Kids

Trump said if Biden becomes president "it will be one big crash" which Trump said would make China happy. The slip up came a day before Donald Trump , 73, mistakenly named the wrong city in OH in a televised speech on Monday. Trump visited El Paso...

Appeals court allows Facebook facial recognition lawsuit to proceed Appeals court allows Facebook facial recognition lawsuit to proceed

The technology then compares the face signature to faces in Facebook's database of user face templates to determine if there is a match. Facebook told NPR that the company plans to ask the full circuit court to review the decision of the three-ju...

Year's strongest typhoon forecast to blast east coast with rain, wind Year's strongest typhoon forecast to blast east coast with rain, wind

A typhoon with sustained top winds of 130 miles per hour is churning at sea as it heads for a landfall on China's eastern coast Saturday, expected to bring heavy rain and flooding. Friday, while parts of New Taipei and Taichung recorded more than 3...

Missing teen struggles to walk, never goes anywhere alone, say parents Missing teen struggles to walk, never goes anywhere alone, say parents

WESTLIFE HAVE appealed to their Malaysian fanbase for help in locating missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin. Rescue teams have been searching the area around the resort as they hunt for the Franco-Irish teen, who has special needs and is described as "...

Lebanese General Security Chief Announces Release of Canadian Held in Syria Lebanese General Security Chief Announces Release of Canadian Held in Syria

Baxter then got off the podium. Baxter was supposed to be home December 13 and his travel visa to Syria expired on December 12 or 13, she said. "I didn't know if anyone knew if I was alive", said Kristian Lee Baxter , struggling to speak as he c...

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