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Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico Border patrol agents say the 18-year-old, along with a 21-year-old passenger, claimed they had nothing to declare when trying to drive into the U.S. It turns out there was something wrong with the teen's vehicle ID number, so he had to go through another round of inspections. [Full Article...]

French President spends 26000 euros on makeup

French President spends 26000 euros on makeup The fuss comes just over a year after Macron's predecessor, Francois Hollande, was pilloried by his opponents for paying a personal hairdresser 10,000 euros a month. Hollande's hair care costs were high, with his hairdresser getting a salary of almost €10,000 euros a month. After the weekly Le Point reported the story , the palace said Natacha was hired as " a matter of urgency ". [Full Article...]

Kingham Hill School GCSE pupils impress as they break school record

Kingham Hill School GCSE pupils impress as they break school record YEAR 11 pupils headed back into school to pick up their GCSE results last Thursday as headteachers in Farnham praised the hard work of both pupils and staff. Nine boys in particular had reason to celebrate by achieving the top grade nine in Maths. Our teachers, parents/carers and governors are very proud of them and what they have achieved. [Full Article...]

Apple removes Iran-affiliated apps citing USA sanctions

Apple removes Iran-affiliated apps citing USA sanctions Iranian developers have spoken out against the move, starting a campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #StopRemovingIranianApps. "Under the us sanctions regulations, the App Store can not host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain USA embargoed countries", reads a message Apple sent to app developers. [Full Article...]

National Park Service OKs alt-right rally planned for San Francisco

National Park Service OKs alt-right rally planned for San Francisco Amber Cummings, who is organizing the rally against Marxism, said racists and hate groups are not invited to her Sunday event . Gibson suggested that the San Francisco leaders should instead calm the city down. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which tracks hard-right groups, has identified the Patriot Prayer rally as likely to "attract white nationalists and other hate groups". [Full Article...]

Gary Cohn Criticizes Trump On Charlottesville - But Won't Resign

Gary Cohn Criticizes Trump On Charlottesville - But Won't Resign But Cohn added: "I also feel compelled to voice my distress over the events of the last two weeks". Cohn, the top economic adviser for Trump , drafted a letter of resignation, according to the report Friday, which cited two unnamed people familiar with the draft. [Full Article...]

Mutiple Brawls Between Tigers and Yankees

Mutiple Brawls Between Tigers and Yankees There could be further ramifications. Cabrera shoved Romine and traded punches, causing the team benches to clear and leading to several side incidents that broke out. The Tigers managed eight hits and walked once with their runs coming on Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias solo jacks. Betances was ejected as a result, per Mazzeo . [Full Article...]

No 'Worse Place On Earth' Than Syria's Raqqa

No 'Worse Place On Earth' Than Syria's Raqqa Unlike other areas, such as Aleppo, where it has been possible to achieve a pause, he says the United Nations has no contact with Islamic State fighters who are deliberately using the civilians as human shields. " They are not taking responsibility for the true scale of civilian casualties ", Nicolas Davies, author of 'Blood on our Hands, ' about the invasion of Iraq, told RT. [Full Article...]

Gunmen attack Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul

A suicide bomber set off a blast at a Shiite mosque Friday as gunmen opened fire and panicked worshipers leapt from windows in the latest attack by apparent militants against Shiite sites. Shiites, a minority of about three million in overwhelmingly Sunni Afghanistan, have been targeted regularly by ISIL. Meanwhile, four soldiers were killed and several policemen injured when Taliban attacked a ... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Port Shuts For Typhoon Hato

Hong Kong Port Shuts For Typhoon Hato A man and a woman died after water flooded an underground auto park in Macau, the South China Morning Post reports . Chinese University political scientist Dr Ma Ngok also questioned the urgency for Macau to call for help from the PLA. "It will probably take at least a week to normalise again and for visitors to feel comfortable about coming again", gaming analyst Ben Lee of IGamiX consultancy ... [Full Article...]

Knife attacks on soldiers, police in Brussels and London

Knife attacks on soldiers, police in Brussels and London According to RTBF, the attacker was a Somalian man, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" during his assault. Earlier reports suggested the 30-year-old Belgian of Somali origin had survived the shooting but remained in a critical condition after being shot in the face and on the hand. [Full Article...]

United States slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

United States slaps new sanctions on Venezuela Venezuela's foreign minister is calling new US financial sanctions "the worst aggressions to Venezuela in the last 200 years, maybe". The White House has yet to comment on the report , but Vice President Mike Pence was due to speak with Venezuelan exiles in Miami later on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Shrinking at Least Three Monuments

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Shrinking at Least Three Monuments If Trump acts upon Zinke's recommendations without Congress, it will likely result in years of courtroom battles. But he said public access for uses such as hunting, fishing or grazing would be maintained or restored. "Interior Sec. Zinke clearly understands that eliminating any national monuments outright would have provoked a massive backlash from the American people". [Full Article...]

Former Thai premier Yingluck flees ahead of verdict

Former Thai premier Yingluck flees ahead of verdict Yingluck failed to appear for the verdict on negligence charges linked to a rice subsidy program that cost the state billions of dollars. Yingluck won a landslide victory in the 2011 election, riding on her party's populist platform inherited from the government of her brother, Thaksin, who had been in power from 2001 to 2006. [Full Article...]

White House says it is committed to raising debt ceiling

White House says it is committed to raising debt ceiling From then the briefing veered towards the Afghanistan strategy, with Sarah's voice noticeably cracking at points when she discussed military losses overseas. In recent days, the president and other White House officials have indicated that Trump is willing to shut down the federal government unless he gets $1.6 billion from Congress for a down payment. [Full Article...]

Police converge on U.S. city of Charleston amid reports of active shooter

Police converge on U.S. city of Charleston amid reports of active shooter He says one investigation is an internal human resources matter that won't be made public. Police have initially described the individual as a "disgruntled" worker of the eatery, adding that the ongoing incident is "not terrorism" and the possibility of a hate crime have been ruled out, according to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg . [Full Article...]

Eight Feared Dead After Switzerland Landslide

Eight Feared Dead After Switzerland Landslide According to local residents, there is a missing climbers. Images showed a broad swathe of farmland covered in a grey, moving mass, with mud partially engulfing some buildings. The Austrian foreign ministry confirmed that a couple from the country was missing, while Blick reported that four of those being searched for were Germans. [Full Article...]

High Stakes September: Packed Legislative Agenda Will Test Congress, Trump

High Stakes September: Packed Legislative Agenda Will Test Congress, Trump The least effective way to pass an agenda is to threaten the president's party in Congress . Nobody from the Republican Party now holding office accepted moderator Chuck Todd's invitation to discuss the Charlottesville aftermath. Bob Corker have in recent weeks. While history will be a harsh judge of those in the GOP who, with their vote and their self-serving inaction, enabled the abominatio... [Full Article...]

Florida bishops ask commutation for death-row prisoner

Florida bishops ask commutation for death-row prisoner The U.S. Supreme Court ruled past year that Florida's death sentencing protocol, which did not require unanimous votes by juries, was unconstitutional. Prosecutors said the killings were racially motivated, but Asay denies that. While the state's high court has approved the use of etomidate, some experts have criticized the drug as being unproven. [Full Article...]

U.S. considering arming Ukraine to counter Russian aggression

U.S. considering arming Ukraine to counter Russian aggression Mattis spoke alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after a meeting with him and other leaders in Kyiv. During his visit to Kiev, Mattis is expected to reassure the country's leaders that the US remains opposed to Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, according to The Associated Press . [Full Article...]


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