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Bahamas braces for hit as Hurricane Dorian roars toward US mainland

Bahamas braces for hit as Hurricane Dorian roars toward US mainland Friday advisory from the National Hurricane Center . A Hurricane watch is in effect for the Northwestern Bahamas. The U.S. Coast Guard has designated conditions at Port Canaveral, JaxPort and the Port of Fernandina as "X-Ray", indicating sustained gale-force winds between 39 mph and 54 mph are expected within 48 hours. [Full Article...]

Trailblazing Sikh deputy shot and killed during Texas traffic stop

Trailblazing Sikh deputy shot and killed during Texas traffic stop The officer said Dhaliwal, 42, was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he died, a decade after becoming the force's first Sikh and pushing for a historic expansion of religious rights in the department. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he and his wife were mourning the deputy's loss and sending their sympathies to his family and law enforcement members. [Full Article...]

Heavy security, bomb blasts as Afghanistan goes to the polls

Heavy security, bomb blasts as Afghanistan goes to the polls Turnout was low in Helmand, which ToloNews ascribed to the strong presence of the Taliban. The Taliban have warned Afghanistan's 9.6 million eligible voters to stay away from polling stations during Saturday's presidential election . The Taliban said its fighters attacked polling stations in Laghman province, in eastern Afghanistan. One person was killed in the Jalalabad blasts. [Full Article...]

Trump's special envoy to Ukraine resigns amid whistleblower fallout

Trump's special envoy to Ukraine resigns amid whistleblower fallout The committees also sent a separate letter notifying Pompeo that they have scheduled depositions for five State Department officials over the next two weeks, including former ambassadors Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch and Kurt Volker. Volker was appointed by Rex Tillerson, the former secretary of state, and was close with Tillerson as he briefed the new diplomat for his confirmation hearing. [Full Article...]

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi sees Russia's hand in Ukraine whistleblower scandal

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi sees Russia's hand in Ukraine whistleblower scandal During an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday morning, Pelosi discussed what led her to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump and the latest revelations that came from the release of the redacted whistleblower complaint and Acting Director Of National Intelligence Jeffrey Maguire. [Full Article...]

Facebook removes 'like' counts in a trial starting with Australia

Facebook removes 'like' counts in a trial starting with Australia However, the test will only be taking place in Australia for the time being. "To that end, in Australia we are testing making the total number of likes, reactions and video view counts across Facebook private". On September 27, the test will go live in Australia. That helped lead to a proliferation of violent, radical or otherwise extremist content on social media that set tongues wagging. [Full Article...]

Goldberg: Ukraine-Biden whistleblower affair shows what Team Trump thinks of us

Goldberg: Ukraine-Biden whistleblower affair shows what Team Trump thinks of us Peskov said it was not normal diplomatic practice to release confidential details of such calls and that he hoped the bad state of ties with Washington would not lead to a similar situation arising in Russia's case. Trump himself lashed out against the whistleblower on Thursday for revealing information about his phone call to relevant authorities. "There should be a way of stopping it, mayb... [Full Article...]

Officer cries recalling night she shot neighbor

Officer cries recalling night she shot neighbor She says she mistook it for her own and shot and killed Jean, an innocent man. She hasn't spoken publicly since the shooting. On the witness stand, Guyger acknowledged to lead prosecutor Jason Hermus that her intention was to kill Jean. [Full Article...]

Democrats subpoena Pompeo as part of impeachment inquiry

The chairmen initially asked for State Department correspondence and documents from January 20, 2017, to the present. It was issued jointly by the House Intelligence Committee, the House Foreign Relations Committee, and the House Oversight Committee. [Full Article...]

Trump reels as Democrats move quickly on impeachment

Trump reels as Democrats move quickly on impeachment A separate probe by Ukraine also has the potential to add sizzle to White House efforts to charge up President Trump's base and lend legitimacy to his demands for Ukrainian prosecutors to look again at corruption allegations - despite no evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter Biden. [Full Article...]

British tanker arrives in Dubai after 10-week detention in Iran

British tanker arrives in Dubai after 10-week detention in Iran After the ship had left Iran and reached worldwide waters on Friday Hanell said it was "obviously a relief" and added that the priority now was the crew. Gibraltar has since freed the Iranian supertanker, which is now anchored off the coast of the Syrian port city, Tartous. The U.S. had requested the continued detention of the Grace 1 but authorities in Gibraltar released it on August 15, sayi... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry walks across Angolan minefield to reconnect with Princes Diana's legacy

Prince Harry walks across Angolan minefield to reconnect with Princes Diana's legacy He is visiting the same spot where Diana was photographed, which is now a busy area with schools, houses and businesses, a far cry from the scene his mom saw in 1997. Having previously pledged to continue the work of his mother, Harry called for an worldwide effort to clear remaining landmines from the Okavango watershed in the Angolan highlands - a legacy of the country's civil war that ended... [Full Article...]

Trump administration cuts refugee cap in FY 2020 by nearly half

Trump administration cuts refugee cap in FY 2020 by nearly half A group of retired United States military generals and officers had also sent a letter to the Trump administration, expressing their "grave concerns" about reports of further cuts to the refugee programme. The proposed ceiling is one of three fundamental changes to the resettlement program announced Thursday. The tighter screening of refugees reflects one of Trump's signature issues. [Full Article...]

Former president of France Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86

Former president of France Jacques Chirac dies, aged 86 The frenetic energy and brashness of Mr Chirac's successor Nicolas Sarkozy left many pining for the quieter days of Mr Chirac's 12-year presidency and the slower pace he set for public life. "His legacy for France and the European Union will stay with us forever", added European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. In a statement expressing condolences after Chirac's death, Pavlopoulos pr... [Full Article...]

MA temporarily bans sale of all vaping products

MA temporarily bans sale of all vaping products Industry and health experts are concerned illicit, THC vaping products have contributed to the lung problems. The ban, which applies to flavored and non-flavored products, took immediate effect and will last through January 25, officials said . [Full Article...]

Natural disaster shakes eastern Indonesia, damage being evaluated

Natural disaster shakes eastern Indonesia, damage being evaluated More than 12 people were injured. Most of the victims were hit by falling blocks of concrete and parts of buildings damaged by landslides, which were triggered by the jolts, secretary of national disaster management agency in Ambon, capital of the province Eva Tuhumuri told Xinhua. [Full Article...]

Johnson fails to get ‘New York breakthrough’ on Brexit

Johnson fails to get ‘New York breakthrough’ on Brexit Johnson, arriving in NY last night for the annual UN General Assembly, is believed to be planning three-way negotiations with Merkel and Macron to detail his plans to replace the Irish backstop and persuade them to make it clear that any new deal would have to be passed by 31 October. [Full Article...]

"Transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian leader ‘highly incriminating", Amash says

Her campaign later clarified to the Washington Post that ethics proposals Ms. Warren has introduced don't prevent children of a vice president from serving on a company's board. Trump spoke with reporters one day after House Democrats kicked off their formal impeachment inquiry. Banks' rant came just the full transcript of a July phone call between President Donald Trump' and Ukraine President V... [Full Article...]

China's Wang Yi calls for mutual respect in trade talks with US

China's Wang Yi calls for mutual respect in trade talks with US The deal also covers commitments on $40 billion in digital trade between the countries, "which will greatly expand commerce across cutting edge products and services". "The United States has never accepted China's claim to developing-country status, and virtually every current economic indicator belies China's claim", the memo read, noting that China's gross domestic product is second only to the ... [Full Article...]

Whistleblower Complaint On Trump-Ukraine Call Is Released

Whistleblower Complaint On Trump-Ukraine Call Is Released President Donald Trump on Thursday said he might sue to halt House Democrats' impeachment inquiry and lashed out at Intelligence Chairman Adam B. The call is one part of a whistleblower complaint about the president's activities that have roiled Washington and led Democrats to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry of the Republican president on the cusp of the 2020 campaign. [Full Article...]


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