Tuesday August 4-th, 2020

US State Department approves missile sale raised in Ukraine call US State Department approves missile sale raised in Ukraine call

The latest sale comes amid charges by Congressional Democrats that President Donald Trump withheld separate military aid from Kiev to compel Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter...

Sheriff: No charges for man who mistakenly killed son-in-law Sheriff: No charges for man who mistakenly killed son-in-law

When Dennis answered, Bergan jumped out and made a "growling sound" to wish him a happy birthday, authorities said. The incident began when 37-year-old Christoper Bergan, who lives in Norway , arrived at a Florida airport around 11 p.m.

United Kingdom must seek Brexit extension if no deal reached by October 19 United Kingdom must seek Brexit extension if no deal reached by October 19

The latest court show battle comes more than a week after Johnson was humiliated in the Supreme Court as judges ruled unanimously he illegally prorogued Parliament. The detail came as anti-Brexit campaigners began legal action to force Johnson to c...

Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit Boris Johnson faces further legal battles over Brexit

Lawyers for the United Kingdom government will outline their case later on Friday. The hearing today also heard that if the EU decides to agree to any extension request as per Johnson's letter, he will be required to immediately notify European Cou...

Dentist convicted of writing illegal opioid scrips Dentist convicted of writing illegal opioid scrips

The doctor, who was based out of Martinsville, Virginia, faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum of life in prison, but was ultimately given 40 years with no chance of parole, according to WSET-TV . The doctor, who did not acc...

North Carolina man sues ex-wife’s lover, awarded $750,000 in lawsuit North Carolina man sues ex-wife’s lover, awarded $750,000 in lawsuit

He was called a homewrecker - and now he owes the jilted husband $750,000, a judge in North Carolina has ruled. Kevin Howard , who said his divorce was "the hardest thing I've ever had to face", sued his ex-wife's lover as part of an " alienatio...

Five dead in Ukraine after chartered plane crashes Five dead in Ukraine after chartered plane crashes

Pictures from the scene close to a cemetery in Sokylniki village show the plane landed on rough ground without a fire and with one wing ripped off. There were eight people on the aircraft, seven crew and one person accompanying the unidentified car...

"Vape lung" injuries look like chemical weapon burns - Doctors

The number of vaping-related illnesses has surpassed 1,000, and there's no sign the outbreak is fading, USA health officials said Thursday. "No single product or substance has been linked to all lung injury cases ". Even before the outbreak, schoo...

Mahatma Gandhi's ashes stolen on 150th anniversary of his birth Mahatma Gandhi's ashes stolen on 150th anniversary of his birth

Also expressing his shock at the development, the Mahatma's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi, in a statement, said: "Just heard the news that someone/people stole the funeral ashes of my great grandfather kept in a shrine at Gandhi Bhavan in Rewa Madhya ...

Journalists in Kashmir protest curbs on press Journalists in Kashmir protest curbs on press

Fearing it will be overrun, Islamabad hits the invading forces with its battlefield nuclear weapons , triggering an escalating exchange that becomes the deadliest conflict in history and sends millions of tons of thick, black smoke into the upper ...

Energy Secretary Rick Perry expected to resign next month Energy Secretary Rick Perry expected to resign next month

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, who has attended many worldwide energy meetings in recent months, is widely expected by energy experts in Washington to replace Perry. Several Perry staffers have already fled, including chief of staff Brian McCormac...

What made Prince Harry become editor of National Geographic’s Instagram account? What made Prince Harry become editor of National Geographic’s Instagram account?

Harry will guest edit the account as part of the new social media campaign, "Looking Up", which he hopes will raise "awareness of the vital role trees play in the earth's eco-system by sharing your own photos of trees from around the world", Buckingh...

Singapore 'fake news' law to take effect Wednesday Singapore 'fake news' law to take effect Wednesday

The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA ) will take effect starting Wednesday (2 Oct), five months after Parliament had passed the legislation in May, according to the Government Gazette on Tue (1 Oct). To this end, Googl...

USA authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging USA authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging

That's according to a New York Times preview of the event, which will come in tandem with a chilling demand from Barr: In a letter from President Trump's AG to Facebook dated October 4, Barr asks the social networking giant to immediately halt i...

Jamal Khashoggi memorial: Tribute to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi memorial: Tribute to slain Saudi journalist

His body was never found. "It should be something to inspire them to keep on telling what they want to tell". 'But he went because of me. Callamard remarks came on the sidelines of her meeting with Khashoggi's family and friends in Turkey's Ist...

Scotland bans smacking, becoming first United Kingdom country to do so Scotland bans smacking, becoming first United Kingdom country to do so

It will give children have the exact same protection from assault as adults. Previously, parents could use the "reasonable chastisement" defence for using physical force as discipline - Mr Finnie's Bill removes this argument from the law.

Hong Kong to ban face masks at protests Hong Kong to ban face masks at protests

The 96 people, mostly students, who had been arrested on Sunday have already appeared in court charged with rioting. But he now faces criminal charges of rioting and assaulting police officers. "It wasn't exactly an extreme situation and the use of a...

Trump Asked China To Look Into Biden And Warren Trump Asked China To Look Into Biden And Warren

During the pair's January 23, 2019, phone call , scandal-scarred ex-prosecutor Viktor Shokin told Giuliani that his "investigations stopped out of fear of the United States", after a top diplomat asked that he use "kid gloves" in pursuing the comp...

Johnson finally unveils UK's Brexit border 'compromise' Johnson finally unveils UK's Brexit border 'compromise'

On its part, the EU hasn't brushed aside the proposal, with European Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker saying some "positive advances" have been made. Britain is seeking intensified, secret talks with the European Union, but behind the officially co...

Morrison Denies Trump Applied 'Pressure' To Help Russia Probe Morrison Denies Trump Applied 'Pressure' To Help Russia Probe

Australia's conservative leader is among Trump's closest worldwide allies and received the rare honour of a state dinner at the White House last week . Morrison said he had agreed to cooperate with the inquiry during a phone conversation with Trump ...

Trump calls on China to investigate Biden in extraordinary demand Trump calls on China to investigate Biden in extraordinary demand

Biden's campaign announced that it's reserving "prime advertising space on traditional television and on digital platforms like YouTube, Hulu and news and sports streaming services" in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and SC, the first four states on th...

Jagmeet Singh told to ‘cut off’ turban while campaigning in Montreal Jagmeet Singh told to ‘cut off’ turban while campaigning in Montreal

When the man continued, Singh responded, "that's OK". The man told Singh he would "look Canadian" if he "cut off" the religious head garb. Singh responded: "I think Canadians look like all sorts of people, that's the beauty of Canada". Singh has ...

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet - one of six live rounds fired by police. A Hong Kong police officer shot a teenage protester at close range as fierce clashes between authorities and pro-democracy activists broke...

Off-duty South Australian police officer investigated over video of wombat attack Off-duty South Australian police officer investigated over video of wombat attack

Johncock is seen picking up a large rock and viciously throws it at the wombat's head as both men laugh. "You killed him, bro", he said. After giving a thumbs-up to the camera, the first man strikes the marsupial at least three times before it fa...

Finns Accept Their President Becoming a Prop in the Trump Show Finns Accept Their President Becoming a Prop in the Trump Show

Finland's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, said Niinisto's "poker face held well". "It was obvious that Niinisto was going to be a bystander" given Trump was in the middle of the Ukraine scandal, which blew up into an impeachment inquiry in ...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT