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People UK politician Boris Johnson draws ire with burqa comments
Author: 0 UK politician Boris Johnson draws ire with burqa comments

Lewis has called on Johnson to apologise but so far the foreign secretary has refused to do so, leaving it unclear what the party will do next . "What starts as useful targets for "colourful political language" and the odd bit of toxic campaigning ends up in attacks on our streets".

People Indonesia quake: Imam prays on as tremor rocks Bali mosque
Author: 0 Indonesia quake: Imam prays on as tremor rocks Bali mosque

It's the third big quake to hit Lombok in little over a week. A man inspects the ruins of houses at a village affected by Sunday's natural disaster in Kayangan, Lombok Island, Indonesia . An interagency meeting will be held Friday to compare information, Nugroho said. Water, which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell on the island, as well as food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks.

People Israel begins work on Gaza sea barrier
Author: 0 Israel begins work on Gaza sea barrier

His body was never recovered and is assumed to be held by Hamas. The protests have been aimed, in part, at trying to break the blockade, imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized the territory in 2007. The report came as Hamas briefed various Palestinian factions on the ongoing mediated talks. Gaza City: An Israeli drone attacked a Palestinian militant base in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, moderately injuring two people, security officials in the Hamas-ruled territory said.

People Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave
Author: 0 Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

The IDF closed several roads near the Gaza border earlier on Wednesday after warning it was concerned of a retaliation from Hamas after two of its elite members were killed in an IDF strike on Tuesday. After Israel responded with tank fire, dozens of rockets were sent toward Israeli territory on Wednesday night. Israel's military later confirmed it struck Gaza, saying it hit 12 Hamas sites in all, including "an offensive maritime terror tunnel.

People New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior
Author: 0 New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could further destabilize the Middle East and boost radical forces in the region. The sanctions go back into place after Trump in July threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani . The US now plans on adding Iranian oil and gas to the sanctions in November this year.

People Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit
Author: 0 Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit

A United States senator who met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow said he invited them to visit Washington and they accepted Monday. "President Gorbachev was instrumental in bringing down the Iron Curtain and restoring ties with the West, and he knows firsthand the critical necessity of engagement".

People US senator presents letter to Putin from Trump
Author: 0 US senator presents letter to Putin from Trump

Ryan (R-Wis.) were adamant that he would not be welcome at the Capitol. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul said .

People Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires explosive missile over Estonia
Author: 0 Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires explosive missile over Estonia

The missile has a self-destruct mode, but it's not known if it was activated . He said the Estonian Defence Forces were working with its allies to ensure it did not happen again. A search mission is underway to find the remains of an AMRAAM-type air-to-air missile mistakenly launched by a Spanish fighter jet in Estonian airspace on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats

The high-level meeting follows the reimposition of sanctions on Iran by the USA on Tuesday, which a White House statement said targeted the country's energy sector and foreign financial institutions doing business with the Central Bank of Iran.

People USA urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud
Author: 0 USA urges Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve feud

Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor joins CBSN to break down the diplomatic spat. Saudi Arabia shot back on Sunday, expelling the Canadian ambassador and freezing new trade with Canada. But if this was an attempt by Saudi Arabia to push down Canadian markets, the move had limited success. When asked about the jailed activists, Jubeir reiterated the government's earlier stance that they had been in contact with foreign entities, but did not specify the charges against them.

People GOP Congressman Chris Collins Arrested, to Be Indicted on Insider Trading Charges
Author: 0 GOP Congressman Chris Collins Arrested, to Be Indicted on Insider Trading Charges

The charges stem from an ethics investigation that was launched past year following accusations that Collins shared non-public information about an Australian biotech company. "It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock". A press conference is scheduled for noon on Wednesday.

People Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake
Author: 0 Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake

Officials said most of the victims were killed by falling rubble, and more than 200 people have been seriously injured. Most commonly, earthquakes occur when tectonic plates rub against each other. "Hundreds of people were treated for injuries, some of them in the open air to avoid the risk of further injury". "I stayed during the first shock, but the shock grew stronger and we rolled around trying to run out." "Heard screams", he wrote.

People Twitter CEO: Alex Jones 'hasn’t violated our rules'
Author: 0 Twitter CEO: Alex Jones 'hasn’t violated our rules'

Jack Dorsey explained on Tuesday why both remain on the platform . Jones is the host of the daily Alex Jones Show podcast and his platform, Infowars - founded in 1999 - producers another five podcasts. "Twitter remains Jones' only big portal to mainstream conversation..." He also encouraged journalists to "refute" false information. This marks a contrast with the approach of Facebook , which has rolled out a set of fact-checking initiatives , including the use of machine-learning ...

People College student includes massive gator in graduation photos
Author: 0 College student includes massive gator in graduation photos

The star attraction at the facility is a gargantuan beast called Big Tex. The friendship is particularly unlikely given that Big Tex now holds the national record for the "largest live-captured nuisance alligator", according to the park. A very large puppy. "Every single time I get in the water with him I realize how huge of a creature he is. He's a real-life dinosaur". Noland said she is nearly as proud of the photos as she is to be graduating with a degree in wildlife ecology on Friday.

People Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister Najib Razak Charged With Money Laundering
Author: 0 Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister Najib Razak Charged With Money Laundering

Asked if he understood them, Najib - dressed in a dark blue suit and looking exhausted - said he did. The judge transferred the case to the high court to be heard later on Wednesday, along with previous charges. Najib, who has consistently denied any wrongdoing , and his allies are accused of plundering billions of dollars from 1MDB to buy everything from United States real estate to artworks.

Author: 0 USA finalizes next China tariff list

Still, disagreements between the two major economic powers run deeper than just the trade balance and tensions remain over market access, intellectual property, technology transfer and investment. Economists had forecast the surplus would be $39.33 billion in July, compared to a surplus of $41.47 billion in June. The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on August 23, the U.S.

People Security lapse sparks evacuation at Frankfurt airport
Author: 0 Security lapse sparks evacuation at Frankfurt airport

An airport is being evacuated after an unauthorised person allegedly slipped through security with a child and disappeared. A terminal building was partially evacuated and gates were closed, according to reports. It said also that some flights had to leave Frankfurt empty so that they would be at their destination airports at the right time to keep on schedule.

Author: 0 Six bombshells from Rick Gates' testimony in the Paul Manafort trial

Gates admitted on the stand that he had a relationship for a period of time with someone in London and maintained an apartment there for two months when Downing pressed him to admit he stole about $3 million from Manafort. "In excess of 50 to 100 years". Gates pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that could lead to a reduced sentence.

People Report on Eliminated Top Syrian Scientist: It Was Mossad
Author: 0 Report on Eliminated Top Syrian Scientist: It Was Mossad

The official, who works for a Middle Eastern intelligence agency, said Israel had been monitoring Asbar for years. The Syrian opposition blamed [Saturday's] attack on the Assad regime, claiming [Asbar] was very familiar with Syria's chemical weapons deployment and its use against civilians.

People Boris Johnson told to apologise for burka jibe
Author: 0 Boris Johnson told to apologise for burka jibe

The ex-foreign secretary was accused of Islamophobia after writing in his newspaper column that Muslim women wearing them "look like letter boxes". Boris Johnson has been told by Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis to apologise for comments he made saying women in burkas look like "bank robbers".

People Suspicious black SUV circled neighborhood on night Mollie Tibbetts vanished, neighbor says
Author: 0 Suspicious black SUV circled neighborhood on night Mollie Tibbetts vanished, neighbor says

Also Sunday, police said the body of a 20-something woman turned up in Lee County, but said the body was not Tibbetts. ' boyfriend has said he received a message from her the night of July 18 after she would have returned from her run. New information is emerging in the case of a missing University of Iowa student, almost three weeks after she was last seen. Still, authorities have remained tight-lipped about the investigation, saying revealing too much could compromise the investigation.

Author: 0 Colorado hail storm kills zoo animals, injures zoo visitors

The zoo posted on Facebook that it would be closed on Tuesday to evaluate damage. Cape vulture numbers have declined as much as 90 per cent in three generations, vulture conservation group VulPro said previous year. The zoo was closed on Tuesday as crews take care of injured animals and fix broken windows and skylights. According to a spokesperson for the zoo, about 300 cars are not driveable due to the hail that fell - some reaching up to 4 inches in diameter (about the size of a softball).

People National Assembly: Idris dissociates Police from invasion
Author: 0 National Assembly: Idris dissociates Police from invasion

The police boss further added that the NASS situation is not an attack on democracy. "Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that". The acting president, therefore, assured Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus, who participated in "this travesty" would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.

People Great white shark breaches below researcher off Cape Cod
Author: 0 Great white shark breaches below researcher off Cape Cod

The video shows the shark suddenly fly out of the water, headed straight for the researcher's feet, sending him jumping backward. In the video of the incident, the boat's captain screams, "Holy crap!" This week's release of The Meg, starring Jason Statham, is tipped to be box office blockbuster of the summer with its storyline about a rampaging megladon, the infamous Pliocene shark that grew to around 60ft and ruled the oceans up to 2.6 million years ago.

People Nevada County Strike Team on the Mendocino Complex
Author: 0 Nevada County Strike Team on the Mendocino Complex

Total containment for the complex has improved slightly to 34 percent, Cal Fire said. While supporting the overstretched California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), they "will be accompanied by experienced wildland fire strike team leaders and crew bosses from wildland fire management", NORTHCOM said in a statement.

People Rick Gates testified he and Paul Manafort knowingly committed crimes
Author: 0 Rick Gates testified he and Paul Manafort knowingly committed crimes

Manafort then paid Gates out of Cryprus-based bank accounts illegally concealed from the United States government, Gates testified, according to CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz . Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Prosecutors first presented an email in which Manafort told Gates that he would claim his home in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan as a second residence (even though it was a rental property) when applying for a loan at Citizens' Bank.

People German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son
Author: 0 German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

They were convicted of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography, judge Stefan Buergelin said as he read out the verdict. The court said the pair met at a food bank in Staufen, near Freiburg, in late 2014. The stepfather has a previous conviction for paedophilia. In May 2015, the couple started abusing the woman's son, with the man at first offering the child cash.

People Karunanidhi health: Is DMK chief suffering from jaundice?
Author: 0 Karunanidhi health: Is DMK chief suffering from jaundice?

On Sunday, President Ramnath Kovind visited the former Chief Minister at the hospital and wished him speedy recovery. "Maintaining his vital organ functions continues to remain a challenge considering his age related ailments", hospital statement on Monday night had said.

People Head of Syria research centre killed in vehicle bombing, newspaper reports
Author: 0 Head of Syria research centre killed in vehicle bombing, newspaper reports

The group is an affiliate of Islamist group Tahrir al-Sham, which is itself linked with al-Qaeda. It says Israel is suspected of carrying out the attack. The claim was denied by the government, which said it had no chemical weapons since 2013, despite several instances of the gas being used. "The general was close to president Bashar al-Assad and to Iran", the SOHR said.