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US to allow indefinite detention of migrant children: DHS

The rules, which are certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 legal agreement that limits the amount of time USA immigration authorities can detain migrant children. "Today, the government has issued a critical rule that will permit the Department of Homeland Security to appropriately hold families together and improve the integrity of the immigration system", said Kevin McAlee... [Full Article...]

Migrant detentions: Democrats condemn Trump administration move to extend detentions

Migrant detentions: Democrats condemn Trump administration move to extend detentions The children are being used as a tool to circumvent the immigration system, he said. The massive influx of Central American families to the U.S. -Mexico border has vastly strained the system and foiled Trump's tough talk on immigration, though agreements by Mexico to clamp down on migrants heading north and a new agreement with Guatemala forcing migrants to claim asylum there instead of headin... [Full Article...]

Kono protests S.Korea decision to exit intel pact

Kono protests S.Korea decision to exit intel pact The dispute between the two USA allies has raised concerns over the potential implications for their security cooperation in the face of North Korean missile tests, and the possible impact on global supply chains. "My impression was that North Korea and the United States would carry out dialogue soon, and it would go well", Kim told reporters after the one-hour meeting, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Trump under fire from American Jews over ‘disloyalty’ remark

Trump under fire from American Jews over ‘disloyalty’ remark Some of Trump's Jewish allies have come to his defense, including the Republican Jewish Coalition in Manhattan. Early in the day, Trump tweeted quotes from one of his more sycophantic - and unhinged - followers, Wayne Allyn Root, calling Trump the "King of Israel" and "the second coming of God". [Full Article...]

China blasts US sale of F-16 jets to Taiwan, threatens sanctions

China blasts US sale of F-16 jets to Taiwan, threatens sanctions BEIJING (AP) - China "will not sit idly by" if the USA proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan , a senior Chinese army officer said Thursday while warning of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Jews Disloyal if They Vote for Democrats

Trump Says Jews Disloyal if They Vote for Democrats US President Donald Trump described Jews who vote for Democrats of " great disloyalty ", prompting wide scale condemnation and charges of anti-Semitism. More recently, the "age-old accusation has morphed into a modern antisemitic belief that Jews should be suspected of serving the interests of the state of Israel rather than those of their countries of origin". [Full Article...]

Is it bird? Or a bunny? The internet is confused

Is it bird? Or a bunny? The internet is confused However, an optical illusion is now making the rounds that proves you might not be as able to distinguish the two animals as you thought. But looked at another way, the nose of the would-be rabbit appears to be the neck of a black bird, and the rabbit's ears the bird's slightly open beak. [Full Article...]

Australia joins international maritime security construct in Gulf

Australia joins international maritime security construct in Gulf Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, "This is a modest, meaningful and time-limited contribution that we are seeking to make to this global effort to ensure we maintain free flow of commerce and of navigation". Tensions in the region rose after Iran in July seized two oil tankers and Australia has been mulling whether to join an worldwide patrol effort for weeks. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks conspiracy theorist for defending his comments about Jewish Democrats

Many Jewish leaders and Jewish groups in the USA were quick to condemn the comment as not only inaccurate, but also anti-Semitic in that it nodded to the "dual loyalty" trope that has always been used to demonize the Jewish community. But a string of comments Wednesday went to a higher level. The Israeli president released a statement saying he had communicated to Pelosi that "the relationship b... [Full Article...]

Merkel gives Johnson backstop deadline

Merkel gives Johnson backstop deadline Former British Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated the withdrawal agreement with the European Union, but it was rejected by the U.K. Parliament three times . "Clearly we can not accept the current withdrawal agreement, arrangements which either divide the United Kingdom or lock us into the regulatory and trading arrangements of the European Union. [Full Article...]

George Pell stripped of Order of Australia

George Pell stripped of Order of Australia Two of three Victoria appellate judges rejected Pell's argument that the jury verdict past year was unreasonable, and all three refused the claim of legal errors at trial. His legal team is considering challenging his convictions in Australia's High Court. Pell's appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who should the jury have believed, his accuser or a sen... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin gives French first lady Brigitte Macron bouquet of roses

Vladimir Putin gives French first lady Brigitte Macron bouquet of roses French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday that Moscow must abide by fundamental democratic principles, and that it was right to keep a dialogue between the countries to move forward on global crises. [Full Article...]

Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns

Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns Bolsonaro on Wednesday said his administration was working to control fires now raging in the Amazon rainforest , which have reached a record number this year. However, the agency claim that their data is 95 per cent accurate and their reliability has been backed up by agencies such as the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. [Full Article...]

General Burhan sworn in as Sudan's new leader

General Burhan sworn in as Sudan's new leader The other five members of the Sovereign Council (SC) will be selected by the current ruling Transitional Military Council, a body that will be deactivated once the Sovereign Council becomes operational. The transition's key documents were signed on Saturday at a ceremony attended by a host of foreign dignitaries, signalling that Sudan could be on its way to shedding its pariah status. [Full Article...]

Trump Postpones Denmark Trip After Prime Minister Refuses To Sell Greenland

Trump Postpones Denmark Trip After Prime Minister Refuses To Sell Greenland It is home to only about 57,000 people, most of whom belong to the indigenous Inuit community. "Wayne agrees things have to be done also", Trump added . The cancellation of the trip marks a "diplomatic crisis", according to Kristian Jensen, a leading member of the opposition and a former finance minister. [Full Article...]

Run! Alligators can climb fences

Run! Alligators can climb fences The video has attracted quite a few reactions on social media. An alligator was witnessed scaling a chain-link fence at a naval air station in Jacksonville, Florida , over the weekend, a report said. Her video has been viewed over 3 lakh times on Facebook and seems to have freaked a lot of people out. While the clip may seem shocking to some, the Naval Air Station doesn't seem too anxious a... [Full Article...]

Canada says it will not help 'Jihadi Jack' come to the country

Canada says it will not help 'Jihadi Jack' come to the country The Mail on Sunday also reported that there were concerns that the issue could overshadow a meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Britain's new leader Boris Johnson at the G7 summit in France next weekend. He also said in the interview, which took place in October past year but was not broadcast until after his parents' trial had ended, that he realised he had been "an enemy... [Full Article...]

Jill Biden's Attempt to Campaign For Her Husband Backfires

Jill Biden's Attempt to Campaign For Her Husband Backfires She added: "And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, 'OK, I personally like so-and-so better, ' but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump". The Biden campaign is certainly betting on electability being the key issue for Democratic voters. "We know in our bones this election is different", the narrator says in the 60-second spot. [Full Article...]

French couple could face jail for taking sand from Sardinian beach

French couple could face jail for taking sand from Sardinian beach But not all thieve sell the sand, some genuinely keep it as a souvenir, several have even returned it when they realised the act was illegal. The sand was found stuffed into 14 plastic bottles according to the Italian daily newspaper Corrierre della Sera , and was found inside the couple's SUV. [Full Article...]

Shocking footage of Gran Canaria fire and smoke billowing into sky

Shocking footage of Gran Canaria fire and smoke billowing into sky Recent estimates suggest around 700 firefighters are on the ground to help quell the flames, including 200 from the military. The blaze was racing across parched woodlands into Tamadaba Natural Park, home to some of the island's oldest pine forests and regarded as one of the jewels on Gran Canaria , a mountainous volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago off north-west Africa. [Full Article...]


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