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Uganda's pop star MP cleared to fly to U.S. for treatment

Uganda's pop star MP cleared to fly to U.S. for treatment Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine at the High Court in Gulu, northern Uganda, on August 27, 2018. "I will soon tell you what exactly happened to me since 13th August and what is next", he said, referring to the day he was detained after being accused by authorities of throwing stones at a presidential convoy. [Full Article...]

Deputy shoots gunman at Del Mar Racetrack before Ice Cube concert

Deputy shoots gunman at Del Mar Racetrack before Ice Cube concert Sheriff's officials could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press about the shooting. The San Diego Sheriff's Homicide Unit said a man approached the ticket window at about 6:40 p.m. The initial shots appeared to go off near the venue's racetrack, where TVG announcers covering a race screamed out "gunfire" live on air. Though the shooting is not visible, the person filming can he he... [Full Article...]

Myanmar court convicts, jails journalists over Rohingya violence investigation

Myanmar court convicts, jails journalists over Rohingya violence investigation Authorities charged them with violating the colonial-era state secrets act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years. "The time already served by the defendants from December 12 will be taken into consideration". "I'm sad for Wa lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their families, but also for Myanmar". A U.N mandated fact-finding mission revealed last week Myanmar's military involved in mass killings, g... [Full Article...]

Former British prime minister urges Labour to act on anti-Semitism

Former British prime minister urges Labour to act on anti-Semitism Ahead of a meeting of its ruling executive committee on Tuesday, Brown - who was prime minister between June 2007 and May 2010 - said the issue touched at "the soul of the Labour Party". His comments came as Jewish leaders continue to vilify Corbyn over the controversy. Asked whether he knew any Jewish people who were thinking about leaving the United Kingdom due to the possibility of a Labour... [Full Article...]

Double stabbing at Amsterdam station, terrorism not ruled out

Double stabbing at Amsterdam station, terrorism not ruled out Commuters are advised to avoid the area and the station was partially closed for a time, however it has since been fully reopened. The station is used by an estimated 250,000 travelers daily, BBC News reports . Friday is one of the busiest days of the week, with many tourists arriving for the weekend. Police spokesman Rob van der Veen said the violence happened shortly after noon (1000 GMT... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia admits ‘mistakes’ in airstrike that killed 40 Yemeni children

Saudi Arabia admits ‘mistakes’ in airstrike that killed 40 Yemeni children Delays in executing the strike after a no-strike order had been issued should be investigated, Mansour said. "Since the beginning of this war, they have committed many crimes and they only regret or release such a statement only if that crime has been covered widely on the media", Al Jazeera quoted him as saying. [Full Article...]

Brazil's 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire

Brazil's 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire Video broadcast on Brazilian TV showed that the fire had spread throughout all parts of the building. Brazil's President Michel Temer issued a statement about the fire, reading: "It is incalculable for Brazil to lose the collection of the National Museum". [Full Article...]

Cops release footage of 'crazy driver' smashing up Greyhound bus

Cops release footage of 'crazy driver' smashing up Greyhound bus Then, the bus driver tried to stop Silver from driving away from the scene. The woman pulled out a baseball bat and a carjack and started smashing the windows of the bus. All passengers got to their final destination after the delay, WUSA9 reported. The events were captured on a cell phone and can be seen in the video below. [Full Article...]

'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump

'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump Although he wasn't mentioned by name, some of the speakers made sure to subtly reference the feud between the late senator and the president . In the photo, Cindy McCain was standing with her hand on her heart next to Bridget, Sidney and Meghan McCain . [Full Article...]

Condemnations are not enough as United Nations recognizes Rohingya 'genocide'

Condemnations are not enough as United Nations recognizes Rohingya 'genocide' In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, children play at one of the refugee camps in Bangladesh that house Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar after its military launched a violent security operation against the ethnic group one year ago. [Full Article...]

Brazil Election: Court denies jailed former leader electoral candidacy

Brazil Election: Court denies jailed former leader electoral candidacy Lula had been the Workers' Party nominee for the presidential elections set for October. Justice Edson Fachin disagreed, citing a recent call by a United Nations human rights committee calling for da Silva to be allowed to run while he appeals his conviction. [Full Article...]

U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants

U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants The Pentagon's decision showed that the United States, which has sought to change Pakistani behaviour, is still increasing pressure on Pakistan's security apparatus. Combating militants is to be a "primary part of the discussions" in Pakistan, defence secretary James Mattis told reporters last week. The Trump administration accuses Islamabad of harboring insurgents who are waging a 17-year-o... [Full Article...]

Jet-setting Instagram model dies on billionaire's yacht

The model was found entangled in a rope off the back of a super yacht that she'd been working on for the past four months. Reports from local media indicate that Mr Bailleres left the boat on Tuesday, which was anchored at the island of Kefalonia , while members of the crew remained on board. [Full Article...]

Duterte jokes about rape again, Philippine women aren't laughing

Duterte jokes about rape again, Philippine women aren't laughing By contrast, the nation's capital Manila, which had seen the most number of deaths in Duterte's anti-drug war, recorded only 32 cases during the same period. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque defended the President saying, "I don't think we should give too much weight on what the president says by way of a joke". [Full Article...]

Uhuru Leaves to Attend China-Africa Forum in Beijing

Uhuru Leaves to Attend China-Africa Forum in Beijing The summit aims to build closer China-Africa ties further dovetailing China's BRI with African development, and set a new path for a higher level of China-Africa cooperation, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. This means it has put "more focus on manufacturing and assembly in Africa" instead of "just looking at Africa as a market", Van Staden said. Nigeria , South Africa and Zimbabwe have... [Full Article...]

USA military to cancel $300mn Pakistani aid

President Donald Trump suspended the so-called Coalition Support Funds , along with other aid to Pakistan, at the start of the year. According to Trump administration, Islamabad is granting safe haven to insurgents who are waging a 17-year-old war in neighboring Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Suu Kyi to keep Nobel Peace Prize - institute

Suu Kyi to keep Nobel Peace Prize - institute On Monday, UN investigators said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes with "genocidal intent" , and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under worldwide law. Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2017. A military crackdown in response to attacks by Rohingya militants drove around 700,000 of t... [Full Article...]

Trump poised to impose more tariffs on China

Trump poised to impose more tariffs on China China's foreign spokeswoman made the remarks Friday after President Trump said he was willing to impose more than $200 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on Chinese imports, as early as next week. Trump hinted that the meeting was not a sure thing recently, saying "we'll see", when asked by reporters to confirm the meeting. The report follows talks last week between the world's top two econom... [Full Article...]

Amsterdam stab victims were USA citizens

Amsterdam stab victims were USA citizens Authorities aren't saying much about the victims' injuries, only that they were serious but not life-threatening. Dutch police were also in close contact with their German counterparts in regards to the suspect's background, he added. But amid a number of scares and reports that people linked to some of those attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, top Dutch security and intelligence ... [Full Article...]

Nation Honors Sen. John McCain

Nation Honors Sen. John McCain The former president noted McCain was a conservative lawmaker, but said "he did understand that some principles transcend politics, that some values transcend party". An Honor Guard carries the casket of the late Senator John McCain from the Washington National Cathedral in Washington , U.S. September 1, 2018 . [Full Article...]


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