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Giant Tortoise Apprehended 140 Metres From Zoo Two Weeks After Daring Escape

Giant Tortoise Apprehended 140 Metres From Zoo Two Weeks After Daring Escape Which got us wondering: Just how far could a 55kg tortoise travel in 16 days? Zoo keepers, unable to trace the truant tortoise, offered a reward of ¥500,000 (RM19,533.15) for her safe return. "She can walk faster than we can ever imagine". Extrapolating from these figures, a tortoise could conceivably travel 69km, which is pretty close to my back-of-a-napkin estimate. [Full Article...]

Police investigate Narre Warren shooting

Police investigate Narre Warren shooting Homicide detectives are investigating and the victim is yet to be formally identified. It is now a suspected drive-by shooting as 12 bullets were found inside the house the victim was standing in front of. Others reported hearing sounds like "fireworks" on Wednesday night. Police have remained at the scene overnight. "We were just inside and we heard loud bangs, and we thought it might have ... [Full Article...]

Powerball winning numbers drawn for $430 million jackpot

Powerball winning numbers drawn for $430 million jackpot No victor was announced as of midnight Thursday. The drawing comes after two weeks of lottery one-upsmanship between Powerball and Mega Millions. If you pick the lump sum payout, you'd take home $273 million. The odds of winning are 292 million to one, so it's a long shot, but numerous people we talked to feel somebody's got to win, it might as well be them. [Full Article...]

FBI, Justice Department open civil rights investigation into Charlottesville car attack

FBI, Justice Department open civil rights investigation into Charlottesville car attack Unsurprisingly, the president's initial non-response - a vague tweet condemning "hate" instead of denouncing white nationalism - caused a whole lot of backlash, which POTUS continued to stay silent for. Numerous far-right supporters brandished Confederate battle flags, considered a symbol of racism by many Americans, while others raised their arms in Nazi salutes. [Full Article...]

Georgia judge suspended after comparing anti-Confederate statue protesters to ISIS

Georgia judge suspended after comparing anti-Confederate statue protesters to ISIS He said they had " no concept of history " and should "leave history alone". "Get over it and move on", Hinkle wrote, just an hour after James Fields drove a vehicle into the group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring around 20 others. [Full Article...]

Attacker blows himself up at Hamas base in Gaza

Attacker blows himself up at Hamas base in Gaza Hamas has always been accused by the government in neighbouring Egypt of aiding the Islamic insurgency in Egypt's restive North Sinai region. "One of them blew himself up, killing him, injuring the other and a number of security officials". [Full Article...]

Charlottesville: What made Trump remarks so offensive?

Charlottesville: What made Trump remarks so offensive? President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. It was downright ugly. "I just don't take him seriously", white nationalist Richard Spencer told reporters on Monday, according to HuffPost . But that's a charge sometimes leveled at the gruff and rumpled adviser, who once boasted he had turned the Brei... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief: Venezuela government, opposition talks needed to solve crisis

United Nations chief: Venezuela government, opposition talks needed to solve crisis The U.N. chief also implicitly criticized Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for creating an all-powerful constitutional assembly that leaves the opposition powerless saying Latin America got rid of authoritarianism as well and this must be preserved. [Full Article...]

People 'Drugged, Robbed' Onboard Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani

People 'Drugged, Robbed' Onboard Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Some of the passengers alleged that they had been drugged and their money stolen by the robbers. The incident did not come to light immediately as the passengers, who were robbed of valuables worth Rs 10-15 lakh were sound asleep when the robbery took place between 2 am to 3 am. [Full Article...]

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted In Charlottesville

Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted In Charlottesville James Alex Fields Jr. a 20-year-old of OH, was arrested on suspicion of driving the auto. The Daily News says the photo was taken about 10:30 a.m. Charlottesville officials say the auto crashed into the crowd, killing one, at 1:42 p.m. At one intersection, police ordered crowds to disperse. They were identified as Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Virginia, who was the pilot and H. Jay Cullen of Midl... [Full Article...]

Five militants arrested for Presidential Palace attack plot

Five militants arrested for Presidential Palace attack plot Indonesian police said they arrested five suspected Islamic militants on Tuesday and seized chemicals that were to be used for attacks on several locations, including the presidential palace. Yunus said the group planned to launch the attacks at the end of August, with targets including the presidential palace in Jakarta , as well as headquarters of the police's elite force in Jakarta and Ban... [Full Article...]

Trump praises North Korean leader for 'wise' decision

On Wednesday, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, continued a visit to China following talks the day before with his Chinese counterpart that touched on North Korea. Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a ... [Full Article...]

Stray dogs are turning blue in colour

Stray dogs are turning blue in colour At least five dogs were spotted with a distinct blue hue roaming the streets of the western Indian city. Mumbai-based industries are being blamed for dumping hazardous wastes into Kasadi River , exceeding by 13 times the level of pollution accepted as safe limit. [Full Article...]

Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack

Guam preps citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack But what is it like for the people who actually live there amid a nuclear threat? As he fishes, Martinez says North Korea remains at the back of his mind, despite his best efforts not to think about it. "The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the Korean People's Army (KPA) will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan", said army chief General Kim Rak Gyom. [Full Article...]

USA to Engage in Dialogue when N. Korea Halts Nuclear, Missile Tests

USA to Engage in Dialogue when N. Korea Halts Nuclear, Missile Tests He was due to leave South Korea later on Monday and will make stops in China and Japan this week. A rise implies a deterioration in the credit of government bonds and higher costs for issuance. "I urge the North Korean authorities". But Trump's threat to bring "fire and fury" to North Korea, along with other statements from US officials about the possibility of war, has unnerved many South Korea... [Full Article...]

Top US general urges China to pressure North Korea

Top US general urges China to pressure North Korea China's Defense Ministry further said in a statement, "The Chinese military is willing to make efforts with the United States side to strengthen strategic communication, increase strategic mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, appropriately handle problems and disputes and effectively manage and control risks". [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth in Letter After Diana's Death: 'Dreadfully Sad'

Queen Elizabeth in Letter After Diana's Death: 'Dreadfully Sad' This decision drew negative comments from many , who felt she should have returned immediately to England upon learning about Diana's death. The royal siblings walked alongside their father Prince Charles, grandfather Prince Philip and uncle, Earl Spencer. [Full Article...]

2 people shot, 1 with life-threatening injuries, near Sherway Gardens

2 people shot, 1 with life-threatening injuries, near Sherway Gardens Police say the suspects fled the scene in a black SUV, which they said they had recovered a short time later. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two suspects were seen fleeing the parking lot in a black SUV after shooting two people near Sherway Gardens on Wednesday. Police describe the suspects as male. [Full Article...]

Gremlins 3 already has a 'twisted and dark' screenplay

Gremlins 3 already has a 'twisted and dark' screenplay However, in a recent interview with /Film , Columbus was quizzed again about Gremlins 3 and gave an update on the status of the film and a few more tidbits about the script, inferring that the script was complete and that he was "really proud" of it. [Full Article...]

Trump asked to fire 3 WH staffers

Trump asked to fire 3 WH staffers By going after Sessions, Trump had crossed one of Breitbart's closest ideological allies, someone who Bannon even reportedly recruited to run for president. "Can you and Steve Bannon still work together", Todd asked. But it was his feelings on white nationalists and racism that stood out the most. "Ethno-nationalism - it's losers". [Full Article...]


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