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Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds nearing Hawaii

Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds nearing Hawaii A photo taken from the International Space Station and moved on social media by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Lane in the early morning hours near Hawaii , U.S., August 22, 2018. In Maui County, damaging tropical storm-force winds could begin late Thursday and unsafe hurricane-force winds Thursday night and early Friday. A satellite view showing Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific ... [Full Article...]

Hajj pilgrims climb Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat

Hajj pilgrims climb Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat The accountant traveled to Saudi Arabia from Turkey where he has lived for five years since fleeing Aleppo in Syria. What worries me is the return to my normal life. Gen. Hassan Bin Zayed Al-Bassam said they have mobilized all their resources and potential to implement their Haj plan this year. Worshippers arrived in the kingdom last week for the five-day ritual - a once-in-a-lifetime reli... [Full Article...]

Why so focused on Russian Federation, start looking at China

Why so focused on Russian Federation, start looking at China And the Helsinki summit with Russian President called "terrific". Observers say the United States apparently is putting pressure on the North by revealing its earlier response. I met him three months ago. "There's no ballistic missiles going up, there's a lot of silence". Asked about the prospect of meeting with Kim again, Trump replied, "I don't want to comment on that, but it's most like... [Full Article...]

Spanish company vows to defy United States sanctions, keep business with Iran

Spanish company vows to defy United States sanctions, keep business with Iran Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals to maintain oil and banking ties with Iran after the second phase of U.S. sanctions return in November. "This is a behavior contrary to all internationally recognized norms", he said, adding, "It will go nowhere as before and will be neutralized by the resistance of the Iranian nation and the strategies that exist". [Full Article...]

Pregnant MP rides her bike to hospital to give birth

Pregnant MP rides her bike to hospital to give birth Genter is 42 weeks pregnant and said in the post that she was going to the hospital for an induction. "This is it, wish me luck!" she posted on Instagram , alongside a smiling photograph of herself with her bike. Labour's Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan was the first woman to give birth while an MP, in 1970. Green Party co-leader James Shaw will take over as acting associate transport minister an... [Full Article...]

Sen. Mark Warner proposes forbidding presidents revoking security clearances for 'political reasons'

It added that while the signatures "do not necessarily mean that we concur with the opinions expressed by former CIA Director Brennan or the way in which he expressed them", they do represent "our firm belief that the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views". [Full Article...]

Last known Nazi collaborator living in USA is deported to Germany

Last known Nazi collaborator living in USA is deported to Germany Palij, 95, was born in what was then-Poland and now Ukraine , and immigrated to the USA in 1949, becoming a citizen in 1957. As Palij admitted to Justice Department officials in 2001, he was trained at the SS Training Camp in Trawniki, in Nazi-occupied Poland, in the spring of 1943. [Full Article...]

What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?

What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr? Festival dates are determined by the sighting of the moon and the lunar calendar. Prophet Ibrahim passed. Centuries later, Muslims have carried the tradition of sacrificing animals in the name of God. Believers meet their friends and family on this day and wish them the festival. Muslims visit the mosque and offer prayers for peace, health and prosperity. [Full Article...]

Hajj climax: Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat

Hajj climax: Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat They will circle Islam's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca , and take part in a series of rituals meant to bring about greater humility and unity among Muslims. Although the kingdom's young de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has spearheaded change in the kingdom, religion remains a key force in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

U.S. redirects Syria funds, emphasizes it is not withdrawing

U.S. redirects Syria funds, emphasizes it is not withdrawing Earlier on Friday, the US State Department said that the fund, which was targeted to support the stabilisation initiative in Syria, has been ordered to be redirected, which sparked the speculations of the fund being withdrawn from the country. [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe: "Truth isn’t truth"

Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe: At which point, Giuliani did the only thing that came to mind: he dug deeper, into competing versions of events regarding former national security adviser Michael Flynn , Russia and fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . [Full Article...]

Mueller Wants Up To 6 Months In Prison For Ex-Trump Aide

Mueller Wants Up To 6 Months In Prison For Ex-Trump Aide Prosecutors say Papadopoulos lied repeatedly to FBI agents about his contacts during the 2016 presidential with Russians and Russian intermediaries, and his conduct damaged the investigation. One of the Russian contacts that Papadopoulos misled investigators about communicating with was Joseph Mifsud , a Kremlin-linked professor in London who allegedly reached out to Papadopoulos on behalf of Ru... [Full Article...]

Rescuers plead for help as thousands stranded in flooded Kerala

Rescuers plead for help as thousands stranded in flooded Kerala The India Meteorological Department ( IMD ) said there is no alert for heavy showers for the next four days in the state, and that the intensity of rainfall had decreased over the past two days. Anil Vasudevan, an official in Kerala's health department, told Reuters on Saturday that three people infected with chickenpox had already been isolated in a relief camp near Aluva. [Full Article...]

DC mayor taunts Trump after parade reversal

DC mayor taunts Trump after parade reversal Soon after the President tweeted , Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed she "got thru" to Trump about costs for the parade, which at one point was calculated to run about $12 million but more recent estimates said could run as high as $ 92 million by the time Trump canceled the event. [Full Article...]

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman The hits just keep coming from fired Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is on a book tour. "It sounds a little like, obviously, that there are some things you've got in the back pocket to pull out", Lara Trump says on the recording, in what turned out to be an understatement . [Full Article...]

Manafort Jury Begins Second Day of Deliberations

Manafort Jury Begins Second Day of Deliberations Prohibitions on jurors reading about a case they are deciding are hard to enforce in the smartphone era, Cornell University criminal law professor Jens David Ohlin said. The six-man, six-woman jury weighing the 18 charges against the once high-flying Republican political consultant are to resume deliberations at 9:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

New York Times 'stands behind' its article after attacks by Trump

New York Times 'stands behind' its article after attacks by Trump President Donald Trump lashed out at John Brennan in the latest effort to counter criticism of his decision to revoke the former USA spy-in-chief's security clearance. McGahn to speak freely to the special counsel and feared Mr. Trump was setting up Mr. McGahn to take the blame for any possible illegal acts of obstruction, according to people close to him". [Full Article...]

Lombok: magnitude-6.3 natural disaster rocks Indonesian island

Lombok: magnitude-6.3 natural disaster rocks Indonesian island The US Tsunami Warning Centre also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! There were no immediate reports of damage or potential casualties. Estimated damage has been put at more than five trillion rupiah ($A467 million). The quake did not trigger a potential for tsunami, an official from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatological and Geoph... [Full Article...]

Putin dances with the bride at Austrain Foreign Minister's wedding

Putin dances with the bride at Austrain Foreign Minister's wedding The two leaders were scheduled to make statements before the talks, but there were no plans for a news conference afterward. Nord Stream 2 was the subject of fierce criticism by US President Donald Trump at a July NATO summit, when he said the venture left Germany's government " totally controlled " by and "captive" to Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

United States threatens ‘second wave’ of Turkey sanctions over detained pastor

United States threatens ‘second wave’ of Turkey sanctions over detained pastor Despite the release of the Greek soldiers and the Amnesty International chair, a court ruled on Wednesday to extend U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson's from house arrest. The central bank has provided liquidity to domestic banks. It hit an all-time low of 7.2 lira to the dollar earlier in the week. "They want to hold our wonderful pastor", Trump added. [Full Article...]


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