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Gunmen kill drug-linked Philippine town mayor in his office

Gunmen kill drug-linked Philippine town mayor in his office Albero said an undetermined number of suspects then proceeded to the second floor where the mayor's office is located, after which, the witnesses said they heard a burst of gunfire. This meant he could no longer appoint the town's police chief, inspect units or take any decisions about the force. The mayor was pronounced dead at the hospital and the motive for the killing is under investigation. [Full Article...]

No Tsunami Threat After 7.8 Fiji Earthquake

No Tsunami Threat After 7.8 Fiji Earthquake The USGS said only "light" shaking would have been felt across the Pacific Ocean archipelago ocean. A powerful magnitude 7.8 quake has rocked the island nation of Fiji during the early hours of Friday. [Full Article...]

Wives of 2 Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts

Wives of 2 Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts Last week, the United Nations released a report calling for an investigation into Burma's top military officials, stating they should be prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Rohingya Muslims. The defense can appeal the ruling, the news service reports, and lawyers told reporters on Tuesday that they were weighing their options. The journalists' wives,... [Full Article...]

‘Have killed, are killing, will kill terrorists in Syria’: Russia

‘Have killed, are killing, will kill terrorists in Syria’: Russia Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday the UN Security Council would meet on Friday to discuss the precarious situation in the province. Moscow has been carrying out strikes in Syria since September 2015, using aircraft at the Hmeimim base in Latakia province. On Wednesday, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Idlib was the "subject of increased concern and worry"... [Full Article...]

Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ‘Brazil’s Donald Trump,’ Is Stabbed

Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ‘Brazil’s Donald Trump,’ Is Stabbed Bolsonaro, a controversial figure in Brazilian politics, is second in the polls to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is barred from running but who has appealed multiple times. The military police of Mina Gerais told local media that a 40-year-old suspect had been taken into custody. He has called the charges politically motivated. [Full Article...]

World leaders back UK's Novichok nerve agent allegations against Russian Federation

World leaders back UK's Novichok nerve agent allegations against Russian Federation Aeroflot flight SU2588 is a regular daily direct flight from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to Gatwick, London . Prime Minister Theresa May hinted that Britain would retaliate using "all the tools in our national security apparatus", but it is hard to imagine what it - or any Western power - can do to prevent this kind of attack. [Full Article...]

British Airways probes customer data theft

According to BA, the stolen data did not include travel or passport information. In a separate statement , Alex Cruz, British Airways' chairman and CEO said "We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom charges two Russians over Salisbury poisoning of Skripals

United Kingdom charges two Russians over Salisbury poisoning of Skripals Britain's Crown Prosecution Service on September 5 said it was prepared to put forward charges of an attempt on the life of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia against two Russian citizens - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. [Full Article...]

Twin blasts at Kabul wrestling session kill 26, injure 91

Twin blasts at Kabul wrestling session kill 26, injure 91 Images taken at the scene showed young men in torn wrestling kit helping the wounded onto vehicles to be taken to hospital. Two journalists from the Tolo news channel were killed and four others injured by the auto bomb. The first explosion took place at around 6pm local time after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wrestling club. On April 30, twin explosions in Kabul killed... [Full Article...]

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey'

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey' I don't like them. "Even Uhuru Kenyatta , all of them", Liu says. "The personal talk and personal feeling of this young man does not represent the views of the vast majority of Chinese people", he said. Kenyan employees of the much vaunted Chinese-operated Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project have also alleged wage discrimination and mistreatment. Kenyatta was in Beijing this week attending a... [Full Article...]

Ayanna Pressley defeats Rep. Mike Capuano in Massachusetts Democratic primary

Ayanna Pressley defeats Rep. Mike Capuano in Massachusetts Democratic primary The 44-year-old Pressley - who eight years ago became the first black woman ever elected to Boston's city council, and campaigned for a more activist style of leadership - has always been seen as a rising star in Democratic politics. U.S. Representative Richard Neal, the 69-year-old ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, now in his 15th two-year term, held off a challenge by 44-... [Full Article...]

Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump

Mueller OK with some written responses from Trump Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly dropped his insistence that President Trump appear in person to answer questions related to potential coordination his 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation, agreeing instead to accept written responses. [Full Article...]

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

'America was always great': Meghan McCain swipes at Trump Both men bested McCain in separate presidential bids. "He was honorable, always recognizing that his opponents were still patriots and human beings". On Saturday , Bush was captured sharing a viral moment of kinship with the president who succeeded him, with a viral video showing Bush giving Obama a slap on the butt after he finished speaking at the funeral for John McCain . [Full Article...]

Man arrested after crashing vehicle into Dallas news station

Man arrested after crashing vehicle into Dallas news station A man was arrested Wednesday morning after crashing a truck into the side of the FOX4 building in downtown Dallas . Several streets around the FOX 4 station - in the 400 block of North Griffin - were also closed following the incident, which prompted a bomb squad investigation. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Denies Writing Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed

Vice President Pence Denies Writing Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed The article - entitled I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration - is written by someone the New York Times describes as a senior official in the Trump administration. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the author was "not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people". [Full Article...]

DFA checking on Filipinos in Saudi following missile attack

DFA checking on Filipinos in Saudi following missile attack United Nations mediator Martin Griffiths told reporters in Geneva that Yemen's first round of peace talks in nearly three years aims to build confidence between the warring sides. Griffiths emphasised that the Geneva talks were "not formal negotiations ", but said they aimed to pave the way towards bringing the parties back to the negotiating table. [Full Article...]

Three dead in Cincinnati bank building shooting

Three dead in Cincinnati bank building shooting The shooter began firing inside a loading dock at the Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square, police said, before entering the lobby where he exchanged fire with law enforcement. "I think there's something deeply sick at work here, and we as a country have to deal with it". "There was definitely a lot of blood involved", he said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom names two Russians for attempted murder of Skripals with nerve agent

British and Russian officials will come face-to-face as the UN Security Council discusses the attack in NY. "London continues to engage in anti-Russian megaphone diplomacy, continuing its propaganda show", the foreign ministry said. Police say the two men flew back to Moscow from Heathrow Airport on the evening of March 4, hours after the Skripals were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbu... [Full Article...]

2,000-Acre Delta Fire Shuts Down Interstate 5 in Both Directions

Meanwhile, a forest fire in California's eastern Sierra Nevada continued to grow and impacts on travel were increasing, officials said. A fast-moving wildfire that started Wednesday in Shasta County has swelled to 2,000 acres in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, prompting the closure of Interstate 5 in both directions. [Full Article...]

Protester killed in Basra during clashes with security forces

Protester killed in Basra during clashes with security forces Protests have swept cities in the long neglected south, Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim heartland, over electricity outages during the hot Iraqi summer, a lack of jobs and proper government services, and entrenched graft. But protesters are wary of promises made by the outgoing government, as negotiations drag on over the formation of the next administration. Iraq's second biggest city, Basra is a stron... [Full Article...]


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