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  • Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong and southern China

    Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong and southern ChinaTyphoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong, Macau and China's Guangdong province. Thousands of residents along the Chinese coast were evacuated.




  • Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth

    Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black clothThe council wants to remove the statues of Confederate Army generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, but cannot do because of a pending lawsuit challenging the city's plan. The Aug. 12 rally was organized by white nationalists who objected to the plans to remove the statues from a local park.




  • Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $700 million

    Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $700 millionThe odds against winning are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.




  • IS claims beheading of 11 at Libya checkpoint

    IS claims beheading of 11 at Libya checkpointAt least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group on a checkpoint manned by forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Haftar's spokesman Colonel Ahmad al-Mesmari said "at least nine soldiers were beheaded... in addition to two civilians" when the jihadists attacked at dawn in the Al-Jufra region about 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Tripoli. IS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq propaganda channel on the Telegram messaging app, saying its fighters had killed or wounded "21 members of Haftar's militia".




  • Malia Obama Arrived At Harvard And Oh Man, Kids Grow Up So Fast

    Malia Obama Arrived At Harvard And Oh Man, Kids Grow Up So FastIt seems like just yesterday Malia Obama was a too-cute tot.




  • Duo Charged With Killing 2 Victims Whose Bodies Were Found in Tubs of Chemicals

    Duo Charged With Killing 2 Victims Whose Bodies Were Found in Tubs of ChemicalsTiffanie Pierce, 23, and Augustus Standingrock, 26, were arrested last week after bodies were found in plastic tubs in her basement, cops say.




  • President's spiritual adviser: When you oppose Trump, you are 'fighting against the hand of God'

    President's spiritual adviser: When you oppose Trump, you are 'fighting against the hand of God'Paula White, a televangelist and spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, appeared on television Tuesday to defend the president amid recent controversy using an unlikely Biblical comparison.




  • No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada

    No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for CanadaMONTREAL (AP) — Men and women with furrowed brows sat in pews alongside their children at a Montreal church as volunteers explained what to expect now that they have crossed into Canada from the United States seeking asylum.




  • Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for U.S. failures' in Afghanistan

    Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for U.S. failures' in AfghanistanBy Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has rejected U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism, saying it should not be made a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. military to win the war in Afghanistan. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his policy for Afghanistan on Monday, stepping up the military campaign against Taliban insurgents and singling out Pakistan for harboring them. U.S. officials later warned that aid to Pakistan might be cut and Washington might downgrade nuclear-armed Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally, in order to pressure it to do more to help bring about an end to America's longest-running war.




  • ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ‘misled’ the public about climate change, say Harvard experts

    ExxonMobil: Oil and gas giant ‘misled’ the public about climate change, say Harvard expertsFossil fuel giant ExxonMobil “misled the public” about the risks posed by climate change, an analysis of its public and private announcements on the subject by two Harvard University academics has concluded. While the company’s scientists and senior executive largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science. In some cases, the firm, led by the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, from 2006 to 2016, even contradicted itself.




  • Netanyahu denounces Iran 'threat' in Putin talks

    Netanyahu denounces Iran 'threat' in Putin talksIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran wielded growing influence in Syria that was a "threat" to his country as he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, a figure in the Syrian crisis. "Iran is putting in great efforts to fortify its presence in Syria. This is a threat for Israel, for the Middle East and, I believe, for the whole world," Netanyahu said in remarks translated into Russian posted on the Kremlin's website.




  • Stranded migrants struggle in hostile Bulgaria

    Stranded migrants struggle in hostile BulgariaSyrian refugee Fahim Jaber hoped for a better life in Europe. The average salary here is 510 euros ($602), a third of the European Union average and a fraction of that of rich countries. Arriving from what remained of Aleppo in 2016, Jaber and his family found themselves in Elin Pelin outside Sofia facing a hostile demonstration by locals in the town's main square.




  • Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally - as real images show room half-empty

    Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally - as real images show room half-emptyDonald Trump supporters have been sharing fake photos of huge crowds at the US President's Phoenix rally on social media, following claims the event failed to draw big numbers. Official turnout figures from the Phoenix convention centre rally have not been released, but many have speculated they could be lower than expected. Images posted to social media appeared to show Trump supporters filling just half of the room.




  • Breitbart editor pledges to get Ivanka Trump 'shipped out' of White House in revenge for Steve Bannon in leaked emails

    Breitbart editor pledges to get Ivanka Trump 'shipped out' of White House in revenge for Steve Bannon in leaked emailsA self-proclaimed email prankster posing as Steve Bannon tricked top Breitbart editors into agreeing to help bring down the former White House Chief Strategist’s enemies. The Bannon impersonator sent emails from a fake account to Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow and other editors, who responded they would do Bannon’s “dirty work” against White House aides. When Mr Marlow was asked by the fake Bannon whether he could have Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ousted from the White House, the editor responded he would see what he could do to have them “packed and shipping out before Christmas”.




  • British tourist held in Turkish prison after being arrested at airport with coins he found while snorkelling

    British tourist held in Turkish prison after being arrested at airport with coins he found while snorkellingA British father was arrested in front of his family at a Turkish airport after trying to bring home 13 historic bronze coins he found while snorkelling on holiday.  Toby Robyns, 52, was arrested at Bodrun airport on Turkey’s Aegean coast and could face up to five years in prison if convicted of trying to take artifacts out of the country.  Mr Robyns, an ambulance driver from Southwick, West Sussex, told police he had no idea it was against the law to take the coins.  "We were on a daily tour. When our boat stopped I took my goggles and dove into the water. There were broken ceramics in the sea. When I cleaned the sand off with my hand I saw the coins. I never thought that carrying them would be a crime,” he said, according to a Turkish police statement.  Gold coins found on the ocean floor in Turkey by divers. File picture Credit: Rex Features Police said the coins were 800 years old and were found when Mr Robyns put his luggage through an X-ray machine at the airport.  Mr Robyns’ wife, Heidi, and two young sons returned to the UK while he was reportedly taken to a prison in Milas, around 30 miles away.  Mrs Robyns declined to comment when reached at the family home near Brighton. The family had been on a two-week summer holiday in Bodrun Mr Robyns has not been charged with a crime but is likely to be held in prison until prosecutors make a decision.  Turkey’s judicial system is on an August break, meaning that Mr Robyns could face several weeks in prison before any decision is made. He appeared before a magistrate’s court the day after his arrest but will need to appear before a higher court if he is charged. He could face between three and five years in prison if convicted of smuggling historical artifacts, according to the BirGun newspaper.  Milas Prison in Turkey, where Toby Robyns is being held Credit: Google Street View Mr Robyns was snorkelling near the island of Yassi Ada off of Bodrun. The island is sometimes called “a ship’s graveyard” because of the number of wrecks that litter the waters around it.      Of the dozens of sunken ships the most famous is a 4th century Roman wreck that ran into a reef near the island. Jugs, dishes and lamps were all found onboard.  The area was rocked by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake on August 8 and it is possible that the coins found in shallow waters by Mr Robyns had been dislodged the tremors.  The Foreign Office said it was helping in the case. “We are assisting a British man following his arrest in Bodrum, and remain in contact with his family and the Turkish authorities.” Tim Loughton, the MP for East Worthing & Shoreham he was “helping with the case of Toby Robyns and liaising with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office”. James Stoneham, a family friend, told The Sun: “They are accusing him of taking Turkish artefacts which he was obviously unaware of.  “It was a huge shock for everybody. This was harmless fun on a holiday you’ve enjoyed — and now he has been put in prison. He’s going to have to be held for possibly a month.” Mr Stoneham added: “He found a number of coins among the rocks and sand. When he went to get his flight home they dragged him off and searched his hand luggage.”




  • The Latest: Families name 3 of the missing sailors on McCain

    The Latest: Families name 3 of the missing sailors on McCainSINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):




  • Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

    Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in BarcelonaMADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.




  • Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona

    Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in ArizonaTemperatures and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening.




  • After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

    After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worseOne man showed up at a New York City hospital on Tuesday with a damaged retina after acting on the mistaken belief he could safely stare at an eclipse through a hole punched in a garbage bag. "I'm sort of amazed so far that we haven't examined anybody who has damage," Dr. M. Edward Wilson said by telephone from the Medical University of South Carolina's Storm Eye Institute in Charleston. It was a similar story at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, New York City's Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon: not a blurry eye in sight.




  • WATCH: 'Demon Goat' In India Has Human-Like Face

    WATCH: 'Demon Goat' In India Has Human-Like FaceThe goat's human-like face scared villagers.