• Australian and New Zealand fire crews help tackle California wildfire
Australian and New Zealand fire crews help tackle California wildfire

He also faces sentencing enhancements for arson of multiple structures. Although the neighborhood is under an evacuation order, the 38-year-old Rodriguez told the San Bernardino Sun that he made a decision to stay to help save his home. Clark is being held at the Orange County Jail on $1 million bail and is expected to make a court appearance Fri...

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  • SeaTac stolen plane: Airline employee allegedly steals plane, takes off, then crashes
SeaTac stolen plane: Airline employee allegedly steals plane, takes off, then crashes

Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive for the incident, and said the F-15s "were not involved in the crash ". Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and flies shorter routes throughout the U.S. A plane flies past a control tower at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, August 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. An excha...

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  • Zimbabwe Opposition Lodges Appeal Against Election Result
Zimbabwe Opposition Lodges Appeal Against Election Result

Should the alliance petition be filed today, the inauguration will be guided by Section 93 (3) of the Constitution which speaks of the court having to determine whether the President-elect has been elected correctly and if so, after the judgment has been passed, inauguration has to happen within 48 hours.

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  • Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, casualties
Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, casualties

Joseph Votel, the commander of US Central Command has said that the US will continue putting military, social and political pressure on the Taliban to press the group to come to the negotiating table. Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan, said American forces and US attack helicopters flew in overnight. The US di...

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  • Indonesia quake: Operation underway to rescue thousands of tourists
Indonesia quake: Operation underway to rescue thousands of tourists

Salama, 52, was at a prayer class in the mosque of Karangpangsor village when the 6.9-magnitude quake struck the tropical holiday island on Sunday evening, killing more than 100 people and leaving thousands homeless as buildings collapsed.

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  • Powerful tremor hits Indonesia days after quake kills 350
Powerful tremor hits Indonesia days after quake kills 350

Reuters witnesses reporting on the aftermath of Sunday's quake in the north of the island said buildings and walls that had already been weakened collapsed, and people ran out onto roads even as rocks tumbled down from hillsides. We are all frustrated to live like this - in a tent without certainty. One 3-year-old girl, he said, had been found w...

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  • Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives
Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives

Eight columns of Army, four Navy teams and three Coast Guard teams are carrying out relief operations in different parts of the state, The Hindu reported. Union minister Alphons Kannamthanam said he discussed the flood situation in Kerala with Home Minister Rajnath Singh this morning. Small bridges have been constructed to evacuate stranded p...

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  • Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin
Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

CNN has reached out to Paul's office and the White House for more details. Undaunted by the backlash in his own party to his first meeting, Trump invited Putin to a White House meeting sometime this autumn. Paul, who is in Russia this week for meetings with top Russian officials, has emerged as a key ally for Trump in his campaign for war...

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  • Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races
Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer Win Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Races

Whitmer faces challenges from Dr. Abdul El-Sayed and businessman Shri Thanedar. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has defeated two other candidates in the primary and will move on to the November general election. Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey...

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  • Abby Huntsman to Leave Fox News
Abby Huntsman to Leave Fox News

The View is adding a second conservative voice: Welcome, Abby Huntsman . Fox News confirmed to The Hill that this Saturday and Sunday will be Huntsman's final weekend co-hosting "Fox & Friends Weekend". Her father also served as U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama. She recently slammed the president after his meeting with Putin las...

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  • Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions
Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday it had stopped missile and nuclear tests and dismantled "the nuclear test ground", yet the United States still insisted on "denuclearisation first". It wasn't clear who would attend next week's talks, but such meetings have typically been handled in the past by South Korea's unification minister and ...

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  • Israel bombs Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets in escalation amid truce talks
Israel bombs Gaza, Palestinians fire rockets in escalation amid truce talks

The latest data from the Israel Defense Forces suggests the Palestinians launched more than 180 missiles and projectiles and the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system intercepted 30 of them. According to Israeli press reports , a total of nine Israelis have recently been injured by rockets fired from Gaza . Smoke plumes rise following an Israe...

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  • Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say
Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say

According to Fredericton Police, they have one suspect in custody. The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. A second tweet shortly afterwards added: "Due to the volume of calls , please refrain from calling the police station directly, and in case of emergency continue to call 9-1-1".

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  • US senators ask Assange to testify in Russia probe
US senators ask Assange to testify in Russia probe

In a letter delivered to Assange at his residence in the Ecuadorian embassy in London , committee chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) requested that Assange make himself available for a closed interview " at a mutually agreeable time and location ".

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  • Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen
Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen

Yemenis dig graves for children who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Houthi rebel stronghold province of Saada, Aug. civilian casualties are a loss to the coalition and we can not accept high civilian casualties in Yemen". Later, air strikes were rep...

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  • Abbas Sides with Saudi Arabia in Canadian Dispute
Abbas Sides with Saudi Arabia in Canadian Dispute

It insisted the activists were being detained lawfully and that the Canadian statements represented "blatant interference in the kingdom's domestic affairs" and "a major, unacceptable affront to the kingdom's laws and judicial process". 13. Besides having immediate effects on global relations and students on exchange between the two countries, th...

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  • Space Force to become sixth military service by 2020
Space Force to become sixth military service by 2020

WASHINGTON-Faced with growing competition and threats from Russian Federation and China , the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. As the US continues to stave off competition and threats from both Russian Federation and China, the White House has decided it will create...

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  • 'This is not over': Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion
'This is not over': Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

The debate in the Senate went on for more than 16 hours and was reportedly very passionate at times. The lower house had already passed the measure and conservative President Mauricio Macri had said that he would sign it, even though he is anti-abortion.

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  • Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza
Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

Since Israel's devastating 2014 military onslaught against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, a shaky ceasefire has remained in effect between the two sides. It added that no Israeli troops were injured in the exchange. On August 5th, the day before the report was published, 17-year-old Ahmad Jihad Ahmad al-Aydi from Gaza succumbed to wounds he had ...

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  • Fresh quake hits Lombok, fells buildings
Fresh quake hits Lombok, fells buildings

Rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble , with volunteers and rescue personnel erecting temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on the southern island. Sunday's quake also sent some 2,500 people to hospital with serious injuries and drove more than 156,000 people from their homes. Aid workers...

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