• Russian Federation warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Russian Federation warns of ‘horrible’ conflict if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting at his Gorki residence today. "Standing alongside Georgian authorities, we want to remind the world what happened in August 2008: the violation of Georgia's independence, the tragedy of thousands of families chased out of their houses, hundreds of people dead and wounded", Czaputowicz told reporters in...

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  • Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps Up
Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps Up

Gates said he falsely labeled hundreds of thousands of dollars in income as loans to reduce Manafort's tax liability. The government spent all of last week calling to the witness stand accountants who worked with Manafort, and vendors who sold him things.

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  • Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands
Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands

Officials initially reported that at least three people had been killed. An quake measuring 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia on Sunday. A nearby volcano was evacuated after the natural disaster struck. Tourists queue to depart from the Praya Lombok International Airport on the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 6, ...

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  • Israel and Hamas Clash Again, Threatening Peace Talks
Israel and Hamas Clash Again, Threatening Peace Talks

The military said it could only confirm that a rocket had been launched at the city. The extensive attacks carried out by the IDF since Wednesday evening destroyed some 150 strategic and military sites, serving "a serious blow to the terrorist organization", the statement continued .

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  • Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake
Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

The quake was the second in a week to hit Lombok. BNPB's official death toll from Sunday's quake stood at 131 on Wednesday, although some Indonesian officials put the number at 347. "Where should we go if we have no house anymore, nowhere to live?" said the mother of 15- and 9-year-old girls. He estimated 75 percent of houses are damaged in s...

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  • Johnson facing Tory probe over burka comments
Johnson facing Tory probe over burka comments

Warsi responded in The Guardian, saying Johnson had used rightwing, "alt-right" language in criticising the appearance of the burqa , which contributes to a view that " Muslim women are fair game". But the survey for the Sky News found people are split as to whether the former foreign secretary should apologise for his remarks - 45 per cent...

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  • Rick Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans
Rick Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

FBI forensic accountant Morgan Magionos walked jurors through her special counsel-ordained investigation that revealed how Manafort purchased luxury goods back in the USA through foreign bank accounts. Manafort, who helped Republicans Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan reach the White House, was Mr Trump's campaign chairman from May to August 2016. "In ...

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  • Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises
Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

It said it did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. He said: "People are always saying they need water and tarps". Almost 1,500 people are in hospital with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

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  • Severe thunderstorms warning issued for parts of central NC
Severe thunderstorms warning issued for parts of central NC

Some of these thunderstorms will have the potential to produce significant rainfall amounts, as well as wind gusts up to 90km/h. The thunderstorms should dissipate this evening, Environment Canada said. "Large hail can damage property and cause injury", the release said. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large veh...

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  • Family sparks Frankfurt Airport evacuation
Family sparks Frankfurt Airport evacuation

The Frankfurt Airport is being evacuated due to what the authorities described as "security breach" when an unauthorised individual gained undue access into unauthorised space. Fraport said operations at Germany's busiest airport had meanwhile restarted, adding that more than 100 staff had helped assist police during the two-hour operation.

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  • Manafort's Lawyers Allege Gates Lived A 'Secret Life'
Manafort's Lawyers Allege Gates Lived A 'Secret Life'

According to Gates, he worked with Manafort on ways to "reduce his overall tax liability", including by falsifying loans that were actually income. "In essence, I was living beyond my means", Gates testified. "In essence, you had four people setting up a Cypriot entity", but without the name of the person in charge appearing on most of the docume...

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  • Vehicle bomb kills prominent rocket scientist in Syria
Vehicle bomb kills prominent rocket scientist in Syria

Asbar was not among them, perhaps because he was associated with Syria's missile program rather than the development of chemical weapons. Israeli sources are reporting that the country's intelligence suspected Azbar of leading a classified weapons development programme called Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, and was ...

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  • US Tariffs On Chinese Goods To Hit $50 Billion From August 23
US Tariffs On Chinese Goods To Hit $50 Billion From August 23

But it held off on a final $16 billion as a result of concerns raised by USA companies. China initially responded to the news that the US was considering tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods with threats of equal tariffs. Trump's aggressive trade actions have drawn sharp criticism from business and from members of his own Republican party, as ...

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  • Ohio 12th Congressional District Special Election Results
Ohio 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

The Cook Political Report , which monitors congressional races across the country, lists the Lowcountry 1st District, long held by Republicans, as a potential pickup for Democrats this fall. Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had backed Calley, but Trump is more popular there with the GOP base in the state. Kobach has also been endorsed by ...

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  • Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan's anti-graft body
Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan's anti-graft body

The nomination came as the party leaders including Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chaudhry Sarwar, Shafqat Mehmood, Babar Awan, Azam Swati, Fawad Chaudhry and others assembled at a local hotel in the capital city to pose unflinching trust in the leadership of the cricketer-turned-politician.

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  • US senators, on Moscow trip, invite Russian lawmakers to Washington
US senators, on Moscow trip, invite Russian lawmakers to Washington

The "main aim of the trip" was to "create a dialogue" and "improve relations" between Moscow and Washington, Paul added. Sen. Paul defended Trump's meeting with Putin amid backlash from Democrats, establishment Republicans, and the mainstream media.

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  • Great White Shark Caught Breaching Off Wellfleet
Great White Shark Caught Breaching Off Wellfleet

The conservancy also recently shared a photo of a white shark swimming near some surfers off Lecount Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Thursday. It opened its mouth right at my feet... In a statement, the conservancy said: "While encounters like this one are rare, this video shows that they're certainly possible". Two Cape Cod beaches were closed to s...

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  • Naz Shah slams Boris Johnson and accuses him of Islamophobia
Naz Shah slams Boris Johnson and accuses him of Islamophobia

Lewis said he agreed with Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt that Johnson's comments had a "degree of offence". For an illustration of just how kneejerk accusations of Islamophobia have become, look no further than the row over Boris Johnson's latest column.

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  • Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura
Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura

Buhari plans to seek a second term in the February 2019 presidential vote but the loss of influential figures and divisions within his party could cost him support from powerful patronage networks and among voters. There were reports that they were meeting outside the Assembly premises to flawless a plot to impeach the National Assembly leadership,...

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  • Hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado kills 2 animals
Hail at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado kills 2 animals

Reports say that medical personnel set up a triage at the entrance to the zoo due to the amount of people injured from the hail. There were 3,400 people in the zoo at the time and nearly 400 cars in the parking lot experienced extensive damage.

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