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by | August 11, 2018 | 19:08

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties because the fire threatened thousands of homes. That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get".

by | August 11, 2018 | 18:31

MI voters will see the state's first all-female ticket in November after women won primary elections in two key races on Tuesday. A record-breaking number of voters turned out for Michigan's primary election Tuesday. "Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I am willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special". They've pushed anti-choice.

by | August 11, 2018 | 17:59

US President Donald Trump dramatically increased the pressure on Turkey on Friday, threatening to double tariffs on the country's aluminium and steel exports, leading to a fresh slump in the already tumbling lira . Still, the sell-off may not be over after the government struck a defiant tone on Friday even after Trump's move. In the first three months of 2018, Turkish steel exports to the United States fell almost 50 percent over the same period in 2017, making it the only top-10 ...

by | August 11, 2018 | 17:43

Tens of thousands of homes , businesses and mosques were levelled by the quake, which struck on Sunday as evening prayers were being said across the Muslim-majority island. It was one of hundreds of aftershocks since the original quake on Sunday; more are expected to hit in the days to come. The death toll is estimated by some to have now topped 300.

by | August 11, 2018 | 13:26

As details surrounding the deadly shooting emerge, images from the scene are emerging as well. He said he could still hear sporadic gunfire coming from the apartment complex two hours later, when he was at the office of his property development agency.

by | August 11, 2018 | 11:20

In the past two days alone, atleast 22 people have lost their lives in Kerala owing to the incessant rains and floods. Water level had crossed the maximum storage capacity of reservoirs of 24 out of the state's 58 dams, forcing officials to release the water by opening the sluice gates, including those of the Idukki reservoir.

by | August 10, 2018 | 16:32

In addition, Putin in Helsinki allegedly spoke with trump about the new ban the deployment of weapons in outer space and called for the establishment of a consultative mechanism at the level of Ministers of defence and foreign Affairs. He also held talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledged to block new sanctions against Russian Federation. A USA official provided to CNN the text of the letter, which read: "I would like to introduce Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a member of the ...

by | August 10, 2018 | 13:28

Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said , "Canada will always stand up for the protection of human rights, including women's rights and freedom of expression around the world". "It's estimated to be about 100,000 (barrels per day), and that's down over the past two years", McTeague said of Saudi Arabia's oil exports to Canada.

by | August 10, 2018 | 11:23

North Korea ripped the US government on Thursday for insisting that Pyongyang fully denuclearize, claiming that Trump administration officials are "going against" President TrumpDonald John TrumpOhio county finds hundreds of uncounted votes in already too-close-to-call special election Nunes suggested at private fundraiser that GOP majority is needed to protect Trump Ex-Bush spokesman: Trump shouldn't talk in his "loopy ways" to Mueller MORE by criticizing the nation.

by | August 10, 2018 | 06:03

Most of the images of the children hit by this airstrike are so gruesome the broadcasting rules don't allow us to show them - but a warning, the report still contains distressing images. Health officials in Saada told Al Jazeera that 43 people were killed and 61 were wounded in the attack, the majority of whom were children. Turki al-Malki was defiant about the attack on the busload of children, saying it was retaliation for a missile strike from the rebel Houthis.

by | August 10, 2018 | 05:47

In the filing, they argued that Ellis should instruct the jury that he made an error in admonishing them during the testimony of IRS agent Michael Welch . "WTF", Mr Manafort wrote in response, "How could I be blindsided like this". Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, is accused of bank fraud and tax evasion.

by | August 10, 2018 | 04:21

In an August 3 statement, he stressed: "All human beings are created in the image and likeness of God and the dignity bestowed on them by the Creator can not be extinguished, even by grave sin, such that all persons, from conception until natural death possess inalienable dignity and value that points to their origin as sons and daughters of God".

by | August 09, 2018 | 23:43

The Department of Defence plan calls for establishing a Space Development Agency , a Space Operations Force and a Space Command, copying to some extent the existing services and wings of other branches. Pence's speech was timed to coincide with the release of the Pentagon's report to Congress on the recommended organization and management structure of space components for the Department of Defense.

by | August 09, 2018 | 21:39

During the night of August 7-8, 2008, Tbilisi sent in troops to try to retake control of its breakaway region of South Ossetia from Russia-backed separatists. "Any illegitimate activity is unacceptable for us", Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said. Medvedev warned that NATO's attempt to embrace Georgia could have catastrophic consequences.

by | August 09, 2018 | 15:42

Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi, a former party chairwoman, accused Johnson of adopting the "dog-whistle" tactics of right-wing firebrand Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former top aide. Some suspected Johnson's burqa comments were meant to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party. "Any clothing a woman is forced to wear which hides both her beauty and her bruises should be banned and have no place in our liberal, progressive country", she said.

by | August 09, 2018 | 13:35

She had been interning at Gator Country , where she met Big Tex, who at 13ft 8.5in (4.18 metres) is the largest alligator at the Beaumont-based rescue centre. One photo has her giving the camera a thumbs up. The aspiring zookeeper graduates next week and is already looking forward to the next opportunity to visit Big Tex.

by | August 09, 2018 | 12:49

The case against Manafort has little to do with either man's work for the Trump campaign and there's been no discussion during the trial about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation - the central question Mueller's team has tried to answer.

by | August 09, 2018 | 12:41

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that at least 131 people were killed in Sunday's quake, but other agencies say the death toll has risen to more than 300. The Red Cross said it was focusing relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people yet to get any assistance. A humanitarian crisis is also looming in Lombok, where thousands have been left homeless and in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter.

by | August 09, 2018 | 12:08

Najib, 64, has accused Malaysia's new government of seeking "political vengeance" and vowed to clear his name in his trial. Anger over the 1MDB saga led to the defeat of Najib's long-ruling coalition in May 9 polls and ushered in the first change of power since independence from Britain in 1957.

by | August 09, 2018 | 10:41

Meanwhile, an official from the Islamist Gaza Strip government told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that Hamas may be ready to reach an agreement toward a truce with Israel. Hamas's military wing said it was behind the rocket attacks. The exchange came amid continued attempts by Egypt to broker a broad cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.

by | August 09, 2018 | 10:14

US Senator Rand Paul will today become the latest member of Congress to travel to Russian Federation as part of President Trump's efforts to reengage with Moscow. intelligence community concluded that Putin ordered efforts to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and aid Trump. Paul is a key supporter of Trump's controversial interactions with Putin, heralding the leaders' Helsinki summit last month as exactly the sort of action Washington should be taking to mend ties ...

by | August 09, 2018 | 09:30

On Sunday, June 6, Indonesia was struck by an quake of 7.0 magnitude that has killed more than 90 people and damaged thousands of buildings. "Thousands. Amid collapsed homes, most hotels seemed to have shut and beaches were deserted. The island was further rattled by a magnitude 5.2 quake. A 6.9 magnitude natural disaster has hit Indonesia, killing at least 98 people , injuring 269 and leaving 20,000 others reportedly homeless.

by | August 09, 2018 | 05:38

The Trump administration said Wednesday it would impose more sanctions against Russia as punishment for its use of a nerve agent in an attempt in March to assassinate British citizen and ex-Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

by | August 09, 2018 | 03:51

The Secret Service has dismissed the report that a Russian employee at the US Moscow embassy, who was reportedly fired after her contacts with the Russian intelligence came to light, had access to secret data. Asked detailed questions about the investigation into the woman, and her dismissal, the Secret Service attempted to downplay the significance of her role.

by | August 09, 2018 | 02:26

The visit coincided with the United States reimposing sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal in May. Trump responded by noting that Iran could face serious consequences if it threatened the United States. Mr Zarif said European powers - who say the nuclear deal is working - were asking other countries to continue buying Iranian oil or even start doing so when the next batch of United States sanctions take effect.