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United Nations chief urges Cambodia to ease tensions ahead of vote

United Nations chief urges Cambodia to ease tensions ahead of vote With a handful of exceptions, the other parties are seen as doing the government's bidding by running to give the illusion of a free and fair choice. Cambodia blocked the websites of some independent media on Friday, a human rights group said, just two days before a general election in which Prime Minister Hun Sen faces nearly no challenge to his 33-year-old rule. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe: I will not vote for my successor Mnangagwa, says Mugabe

Zimbabwe: I will not vote for my successor Mnangagwa, says Mugabe Chamisa said he addressed 82 rallies and witnessed a surge of support for his party in the new dispensation. More than five million Zimbabweans are preparing to go to the polls for what will be the first time in 38 years without Mr Mugabe in power. [Full Article...]

Trump denies lawyer's Russian Federation collusion claim

Trump denies lawyer's Russian Federation collusion claim Trump, Jr., and on his behalf". Michael Cohen arrives to court in NY on May 30, 2018. At first, Trump Jr. said he never told his father of the meeting then later told Senate investigators that he couldn't recall who he spoke with that night. [Full Article...]

Ten dead as natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali

Ten dead as natural disaster hits tourist island near Bali An quake on the popular Indonesian tourist island of Lombok has killed at least ten people. Indonesia's disaster agency said many homes and buildings had collapsed as a result of the quake and its aftershocks. He said the East Lombok district was the hardest hit with 10 deaths, including 30 year-old Malaysian national Isma Wida. Lombok's most famous attraction is Mount Rinjani, the second-high... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian engineer of controversial renaissance dam found dead

Ethiopian engineer of controversial renaissance dam found dead He added that the police are conducting further forensic investigation and gathering all material evidence. He was head of the team constructing the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD). The country plans to spend some $12 billion on harnessing its rivers for hydropower in the next two decades. The project caused a long-standing dispute with Egypt , where some fear the dam could reduce the cou... [Full Article...]

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi freed from jail

Palestinian Ahed Tamimi freed from jail Ahed Tamimi was sent to prison for assault after being filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier late past year, when she was just 16. Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a heroine to Palestinians after the incident last December outside her home in Nabi Saleh, a village which has campaigned for years against land seizures by Israel, leading to confrontations with Israel's military and Jewish settlers... [Full Article...]

Bus falls 500 ft into gorge, 33 varsity staffers feared dead

Bus falls 500 ft into gorge, 33 varsity staffers feared dead According to police, the bus fell 500 feet down into the valley near Poladpur in the treacherous Ambenali Ghat section around 9 am. He said 33 passengers died in the accident, which took place at around 12.30pm. "I managed to climb up and called up Dr. Balasaaheb Sawant, Konkan Agriculture University authorities and the police", said Sawant-Desai, an assistant director at the university. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.4 natural disaster hits Indonesia

Magnitude 6.4 natural disaster hits Indonesia A strong natural disaster has struck Indonesia's Lombok island, which is not far from the tourist destination of Bali. The quake struck at 6:47am on Sunday when many people were still sleeping. As authorities scrambled to assess the damage to buildings and infrastructure, popular trekking trails on the remote Mount Rinjani were closed because of landslides, according to the disaster agency. [Full Article...]

Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal

Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal following sex abuse scandal McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and prominent diplomat at the center of a mushrooming sexual abuse scandal dating back decades, has resigned, the Vatican announced on Saturday. A statement from the Vatican said the pontiff received the letter of resignation a day earlier by the former archbishop. The accompanying article relates a series of accusations of homosexual abuse by... [Full Article...]

Environment Canada updates severe thunderstorm watch to warning for Montreal

Environment Canada updates severe thunderstorm watch to warning for Montreal The weather agency says scattered thunderstorms developed early Thursday afternoon and will continue moving through the area before the threat eases later in the evening. According to Environment Canada , the heavy downpour is likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on the roads. "Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!" A previous thunderstorm watch had said that "these storms are expe... [Full Article...]

Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him

Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference at the end of the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 27, 2018. "He has a desire to conduct meetings in the future and I am ready", he said, stressing however that conditions should be in place for such events to go ahead. [Full Article...]

Cloud cover set to block Northern Ireland's view of rare blood moon

Cloud cover set to block Northern Ireland's view of rare blood moon The Moon will begin a long journey through Earth's shadow on Friday afternoon, with the complete trip taking just over 6 hours. The Travelling Telescope Africa Limited was in Magadi, Kajiado County. Until science put the record straight, folk tales abounded about such occurrences, with some civilisations attributing them to conflicts between the gods. [Full Article...]

Inmate filmed riding on top of moving police car

Inmate filmed riding on top of moving police car The vehicle with Estrada on top eventually pulls off to the side of the road and Estrada tries to run away. Police officers responded, driving two vehicles on to each side of the patrol auto. The officer driving the auto radioed for help and kept going. " The deputy made the determination to not stop the vehicle until Wichita County officers arrived to assist ", the Taylor County Sheriff's Off... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's opposition party will not boycott election despite worries

Zimbabwe's opposition party will not boycott election despite worries Mnangagwa said. Zimbabwe's main opposition party has ruled out boycotting next week's general election, but still believes the electoral commission is planning to rig the vote to favor the ruling party. "Candidates should go on the ground to talk to people, and I am the one doing that while the MDCs are busy marching in the streets, we do not want cheap politics here", said Mliswa. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa, fire sound bombs at worshipers

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa, fire sound bombs at worshipers Fresh Palestinian protests were expected along the Gaza-Israel border Friday evening, a week after an Israeli soldier was shot dead there. The Gaza Ministry of Health said that Ghazi Muhammad Abu Mustafa, 43, died of wounds he sustained with a live bullet in the head east of Khan Yunis city in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Unionists have nothing to fear from British-Irish conference - Irish minister

Unionists have nothing to fear from British-Irish conference - Irish minister The Conference, which gives the Irish a consultative role on non-devolved issues affecting Northern Ireland, last met in 2007 and its return has proved controversial. Asked whether Dublin would back an extension of the Article 50 process, Mr Coveney said: "Absolutely, if Britain asks for more time and if that is necessary to get to a sensible agreement, we would support that, of course we would". [Full Article...]

Colombian gang puts a $70,000 bounty on Sombra the drug-sniffing dog

Colombian gang puts a $70,000 bounty on Sombra the drug-sniffing dog A Colombian drug cartel has put a price on the head of a drug-sniffing dog, after she found nearly 10 tonnes of the gang's cocaine . Her talent for sniffing out drugs has led to the capture of at least 245 people and the seizure of 9 tons of cocaine from the powerful Urabeños gang in Colombia. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. and Mueller pass each other at airport but don't notice

Trump Jr. and Mueller pass each other at airport but don't notice The president's Twitter tirade comes in the aftermath of a New York Times report Thursday that Mueller's team informed the Trump legal team that they want to question the president about tweets aimed at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. [Full Article...]

Putin ready to visit Washington for new summit, invites Trump to Moscow

Putin ready to visit Washington for new summit, invites Trump to Moscow President Donald Trump (L) and his son Donald Trump, Jr ., walk to a motorcade from the North Portico of the White House on July 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C. You can see in pictures of Putin and Trump that the ball bore a logo for a near-field communication tag. Putin appeared to dominate Trump during the summit in Helsinki, and the USA president faced a storm of criticism at home for his han... [Full Article...]

Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack: NHK

Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack: NHK Public broadcaster NHK said at least two members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult had been executed on Thursday, while other media did not specify a number. In Japan executed six remaining members of the sect " AUM Shinrikyo ". One man who was injured in the subway sarin attack told AFP he felt "the world had become slightly brighter" when he heard news of the executions. [Full Article...]


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