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Another special air quality statement put into effect for Calgary this morning

Another special air quality statement put into effect for Calgary this morning Most Vancouver Island communities are also seeing low, or "low health risk" Air Quality Health Index (AQHI ) readings, as are Smithers, Squamish, Terrace and Whistler. A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for Friday, Aug. 24, for the San Francisco Bay Area, the 10th of the Summer Season. Reduce indoor sources of pollution such as smoking and vacuuming, and run an air cleaner. [Full Article...]

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch child arrested in Spain Nicky Verstappen, 11, disappeared during the night of August 9, 1998, while at a summer camp at the Brunssummerheide nature reserve near the German border. Police went public with their information last week, publishing the man's picture and full name. Extradition proceedings for the former scout master and playgroup worker are under way. [Full Article...]

State, local leaders express sympathy on passing of Sen. John McCain

State, local leaders express sympathy on passing of Sen. John McCain President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his statement following the death of John McCain , which did not say anything kind about the late senator and war hero. Trump reportedly rejected a statement from his aides praising McCain, saying he wanted to post his own statement on Twitter instead. Colonel Trần Trọng Duyệt praised McCain for both his conduct during his imprisonment and ... [Full Article...]

Hundreds evacuated near Berlin as forest fire threatens villages

Hundreds evacuated near Berlin as forest fire threatens villages More than 300 firefighters scrambled to fight a violent blaze outside of Berlin on Friday, forcing the complete evacuation of the villages of Frohnsdorf, Klausdorf and Tiefenbrunnen. Large swathes of the forest are considered too unsafe to access on foot, Bild reported, given the danger of unexploded hand grenades and shells, some of which have already been set off by the fire. [Full Article...]

Ex-Vatican official issues call for Pope Francis' resignation

Ex-Vatican official issues call for Pope Francis' resignation A former Vatican envoy to Washington, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote in a letter published in the National Catholic Register that he had told Francis of the allegations in 2013, but that he had responded by lifting sanctions imposed on McCarrick by his predecessor Pope Benedict. [Full Article...]

Eight people, including six children, killed in deadly residential fire in Chicago

Eight people, including six children, killed in deadly residential fire in Chicago The fire was put out just after 5 a.m., fire department officials said. Officials and family members say eight children were killed in the blaze, and two teens remain on life support. "I don't even have words to explain the pain I'm feeling right now, it feels like my whole world is crashing". Sunday night family, friends and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil. [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Iranian jail after temporary release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Iranian jail after temporary release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 for "plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime" and was convicted a year ago despite her denials, with her family - from Hampstead, north London - campaigning to have her released permanently. [Full Article...]

Schedule Announced for Events Remembering John McCain

Schedule Announced for Events Remembering John McCain The McCain family had reportedly asked the president not to attend McCain's funeral even before he died this weekend at age 81. A private funeral is planned for Sunday afternoon at the Naval Academy Chapel followed by a private burial at the academy cemetery. [Full Article...]

Turkey says military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster

Turkey says military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster The US is ready to respond forcefully, Bolton said during a five-hour meeting in Geneva on Thursday, according to four people familiar with the discussions. "We never used and will not use chemical weapons", Haddad said, commenting on the claims by opposition groups, including White Helmets, about chemical attacks carried out by the Syrian government forces against civilians. [Full Article...]

Myanmar generals had 'genocidal intent' against Rohingya, must face justice

Myanmar generals had 'genocidal intent' against Rohingya, must face justice Myanmar's military has repeatedly denied that it has deliberately attacked unarmed Rohingya. An independent United Nations investigation into alleged human rights abuses carried out against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has called for the country's military leaders to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. [Full Article...]

Jacksonville: police report 'multiple fatalities' in Florida mass shooting

Jacksonville: police report 'multiple fatalities' in Florida mass shooting And it's no wonder that everyone wants in on the action - careers can be made and millionaires are minted. According to AL.com and the Associate Press, Katz in Jacksonville for the " Madden NFL 19 " video game tournament and the game's maker, EA Sports, lists the Katz as a 2017 championship victor. [Full Article...]

Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China? The popular foreign minister has since resigned and moved to the backbench. Julie Bishop, long-time deputy leader of the Liberal Party , has announced that she will resign as Foreign Affairs Minister after losing Friday's leadership spill. [Full Article...]

National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe

National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe Federal prosecutors in NY are considering possible charges against the Trump Organization in relation to the Cohen hush-money agreement with Daniels, an official briefed confirmed to ABC News on Friday. In other criminal cases, plea agreements like Cohen's would usually be followed by charges against the person named as "directing" the illegal conduct. [Full Article...]

Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face

Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face Air France will stop flights from Paris to Tehran as of September 18 due to "the line's weak [commercial] performance", an airline spokesman said. "The recent lifting of sanctions has also effectively allowed Iran to re-open for business and paved the way for commerce to re-connect with Iran's economy, which is the second largest in Middle East and North Africa, with a diverse range of busines... [Full Article...]

Controlled newspaper accuses U.S. of ‘hatching a criminal plot’ against North Korea

Controlled newspaper accuses U.S. of ‘hatching a criminal plot’ against North Korea The US military called the accusation "far-fetched". South Korea said Monday it may delay the imminent opening of a liaison office in North Korea, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Pyongyang was abruptly cancelled by Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

U.S. strike kills Daesh commander in Afghanistan

U.S. strike kills Daesh commander in Afghanistan KABUL: The head of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group´s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. "We again draw attention to flights by "unidentified" helicopter in northern Afghanistan to deliver arms and munitions to the local ISIS militants and the Taliban cooperation with this terrorist group". [Full Article...]

Replacing McCain in the Senate is political balancing act

Ducey's office has heard from Vice President Mike Pence's aides about the choice, a person familiar with the discussions said today. McCain was someone who was well-studied and astute to current issues facing the country, Huckabee added. [Full Article...]

John McCain’s death leads to outpouring from foes and allies

For the past year, McCain had been planning his funeral and was vehement that Trump not attend the services. Sen. John McCain , a legend in the Senate, a hero for the country and a statesman who shaped the country on everything from USA foreign policy to immigration reform, has left a hole in the heart of Washington . [Full Article...]

John McCain dies at the age of 81

He graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. While the Senator showed great dignity, he later made a decision to discontinue his cancer treatment. "Our thoughts , prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family", Trump wrote. I've known great passions, seen awesome wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. [Full Article...]

One Suspect Dead After Mass Shooting In Florida

One Suspect Dead After Mass Shooting In Florida The Jacksonville event, in which competitors played a popular football video game, was a regional qualifier leading to an October final in Las Vegas that was to be broadcast on ESPN, with a top prize of $25,000. Aleman said he huddled in the bathroom for 10 minutes and ran from the scene. "I'm still shocked, I can hardly talk", he said. "Please don't come running out", the office said on Twitter... [Full Article...]


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