• Yemen rebels announce temporary Red Sea ceasefire
Yemen rebels announce temporary Red Sea ceasefire

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Twitter it was sending medical equipment to Al Thawra Hospital to treat the critically injured . But strikes have picked up again around Hodeida since the Saudis last week said that two oil tankers operated by one of the kingdom's companies were attacked in the waters of the Red Sea.

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  • Manafort trial day 4: Bank fraud and bookkeepers
Manafort trial day 4: Bank fraud and bookkeepers

Kevin Downing , left, and Thomas Zehnle, attorneys for Paul Manafort , walk to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 3, 2018, on day four of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial .

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  • Record heatwave forecast in Spain, Portugal - 50 degrees
Record heatwave forecast in Spain, Portugal - 50 degrees

It is being reported that at least three people have died due to heatstroke in Spain following several days of record-breaking heat. The probable maximum is set for Saturday, in the southern parts of Portugal and south-western parts of Spain.

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  • First Woman Charged In Denmark For Refusing To Remove Niqab
First Woman Charged In Denmark For Refusing To Remove Niqab

Denmark's ban on niqabs and other full-face coverings in public spaces went into effect on August 1, drawing condemnation from many who say the law is a form of religious discrimination. Repeated offenders could be fined as much as 10,000 kroner (£1,193). The full-face veil is a highly charged issue across Europe. But the law - popularly known ...

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  • Man 'who shot dead Bush's ex-doctor' kills himself in police confrontation
Man 'who shot dead Bush's ex-doctor' kills himself in police confrontation

Investigators believe he held a decades-long grudge against the prominent doctor - who once was former President George H.W. Bush's cardiologist - because his mother died under Hausknecht's care during the 1990s. "I'm thankful that we're going to end this week with a great sense of relief in the city of Houston and the Texas Medical Center", ...

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  • Parts of Virginia city evacuated over possible dam failure
Parts of Virginia city evacuated over possible dam failure

They will remain there "until our weather event has passed and our dam is stabilized", she says. But there was good news on Friday as engineers examined the dam and said it survived in good shape. The dam was built in the 1930s by the Virginia Department of Highways and is now listed among "high hazard dams" in need of fix in Virginia. Since ...

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  • Idaho neighborhood ransacked by more than 100 rogue goats
Idaho neighborhood ransacked by more than 100 rogue goats

The same reporter later posted an update, saying that the goats would be returned to where they apparently came from, a company called We Rent Goats . The company rents goats to remove noxious weeds from fields, acreage, pastures and various other open spaces, their website says. "Half the neighborhood's lawn has been cut - I mean, mowing ...

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  • Trump renews threat to shut down government over border wall
Trump renews threat to shut down government over border wall

With Congress likely needing to pass a short-term spending bill before the new fiscal year, aides have emphasized that Trump would get another opportunity to force a showdown with Democrats over the border wall during a lame-duck session.

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  • Russian Federation: 18 dead after helicopter crashes in northern Siberia
Russian Federation: 18 dead after helicopter crashes in northern Siberia

Eighteen people died in Russian Federation on Saturday morning when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in the north Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, local television network RT reported. The helicopter's rotors hit meal pipes which being lifted by another Mi-8, say officials from the site. "He flew 5,990 hours, 2,300 of which he was...

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  • Trump blasts conservative megadonors Koch network as 'overrated'
Trump blasts conservative megadonors Koch network as 'overrated'

Trump's public attacks against Koch and his brother David, who recently retired, highlight a growing divide between the populist base of the Republican Party represented by the President and the business-minded wing that for years has relied heavily on the Koch brothers' financial support and influence.

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  • Judge orders noisy convict's mouth to be sealed with duct tape
Judge orders noisy convict's mouth to be sealed with duct tape

Judge John Russo was presiding over a hearing in OH which saw Franklyn Williams sentenced to 24 years for aggravated robbery, theft and kidnapping. As Williams said "I'm not being allowed to speak how I need to speak" officers in the courtroom ripped off a 15in-long piece of red duct tape and placed it over his mouth.

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  • Pressure mounts on Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism row
Pressure mounts on Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism row

It was held in the House of Commons. He said: "It is extraordinary that any MP, whoever they are, to host an event of this kind on Holocaust Memorial Day". The CAA's letter to the equality watchdog regarding Labour said: "We charge that the party has, through years of deliberate or reckless dereliction of its duty to enforce its own rules, create...

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  • Fire Whirl In Carr Fire Equal To EF-3 Tornado
Fire Whirl In Carr Fire Equal To EF-3 Tornado

Forecasters say highest threat areas include a fire near the city of Redding and the Mendocino Complex of two fires north of San Francisco. It has destroyed 88 structures and forced the evacuation of 14,000 residents, including in the towns of Nice and Lucerne about 150km north of San Francisco, according to the California Department of Forestr...

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  • US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs
US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs

But forensics experts say that identifying the remains may take years, according to a report by New York Magazine on Wednesday. Kim handed over more than 55 boxes carrying remains of U.S. However, there is an uncertainty regarding the remains being truly American as sixteen other United Nations member countries fought alongside the U.S.

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  • United Nations experts: N Korea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs
United Nations experts: N Korea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs

According to the US State Department, about 100,000 North Koreans have been working overseas in recent years, earning as much as $2 billion a year for the regime of Kim Jong Un . It also raises further questions about the extent to which North Korea's larger neighbours, including its biggest trading partner, China, are willing to keep up enforceme...

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  • United States pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia
United States pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

The United States military has deployed ships and jets to patrol the waters in a security presence it says is aimed at promoting freedom of navigation and overflight, but which China says Washington is meddling in an Asian dispute. However, it was too early to say when negotiations would be complete, he added. Wang said the planned naval exercises ...

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  • China says USA tariff threat runs against trend of the times
China says USA tariff threat runs against trend of the times

U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed raising tariffs to 25% on a range Chinese products including fresh fruit and vegetables, in the latest development of the escalating trade war. With the comment period extended, tariffs at the earliest would go into effect September 6, allowing companies some time to adjust. The US Senate last week passe...

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  • Suburban man sues Aeromexico after Durango crash
Suburban man sues Aeromexico after Durango crash

With the plane on the ground amid some bushes and brush, Flores said luggage began sliding down the aisle and she started to smell smoke. At least 85 people have been injured in the fiery crash of an Aeromexico Embraer 190 after it hit problems during take-off in the northern Mexican state of Durango.

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  • Trump Calls on Sessions to End Russia Probe, Drawing Cries of Obstruction
Trump Calls on Sessions to End Russia Probe, Drawing Cries of Obstruction

But in an interview yesterday, two of Trump's lawyers said Trump was not ordering Sessions to take any specific action. Earlier this year, Trump blindsided the Defense Department when he tweeted out a transgender ban for the military, prompting the Pentagon to slow walk the program.

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  • France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day
France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day

The French Parliament voted overwhelmingly (62-1) on Monday to ban smartphones and personal tablets from schools. An earlier law passed in 2010 prohibits students from using smartphones during class but not between classes or during meal times.

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