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KKK Handing Out Recruitment Fliers In Panama City Beach Neighborhood

http://thegoldwater.com/news/7001-KKK-Handing-Out-Recruitment-Fliers-In-Panama-City-Beach-Neighborhood

Residents of Panama City, Florida were surprised to find Ku Klux Klan fliers distributed on their driveways when they woke up Monday morning. The fliers were enclosed in zip lock bags with rocks inside, a sneaky way to make sure they didn't blow away or get destroyed by water. One Panama resident, Marilyn Miller, said she was taking her trash out Monday morning when she saw the flier sitting on her driveway.

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Louisiana Man, Busted For Child Porn a 3rd Time, Proves Why There Is No Cure For Pedophiles

http://thegoldwater.com/news/7007-Louisiana-Man-Busted-For-Child-Porn-a-3rd-Time-Proves-Why-There-Is-No-Cure-For-Pedophiles

Pedophiles aren't just suffering from some illness that rehabilitation or prison can cure, they're deranged and a threat to society and should be treated as such.

James Anderson with the Louisiana State Troopers says that 35 year old Joshua J. Cupit has been arrested for Child Pornography, and the disturbing part is this is his third time being charged.

Troopers received a tip about the man potentially downloading Child Pornography, so they went to a judge and obtained a search warrant for his home in Westlake, Louisiana.

One they went inside to investigate they found hundreds of videos of not just child pornography, but violent rapes and physical abuse of children as young as 3 on his electronic devices.

It turns out that Detectives from the Louisiana State Police were able to tie IP addresses on Cupit’s computer where he had shared graphic videos of children being raped with other individuals through bittorrent p2p file sharing, and that led them to another location.

Once Troopers investigated further and located the residence in which Cupit had sent the pictures and videos of child porn to, they obtained a search warrant for that home in Beauregard Parish, according to Anderson.

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Just Another Weekend in Chicago, 6 Dead, 33 Shot

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7005-Just-Another-Weekend-in-Chicago-6-Dead-33-Shot

As the Chicago Tribune reported, no less than 33 people were wounded in which 6 fatally within a 13-hour span from Saturday to Sunday across the city in various shootings, which included attacks in the West Pullman neighborhood which left one individual dead and wounded six others.

According to police reports, a shooter inside a black SUV shot at a crowd gathered in a large parking lot in the 11900 block of South Loomis Street and then drove off. A man died at the scene and laid next to a white BMW sports car, whilst one of the doors was still open.

During this attack, six other people were shot. Chicago police did not provide immediate information as to the victim's conditions or to which hospital in the city they had been taken.Most of the victims were in their thirties and were shot in the legs.

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Due to recent terrorist attacks, United Kingdom considers making it harder to rent a van

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6979-Due-to-recent-terrorist-attacks-United-Kingdom-considers-making-it-harder-to-rent-a-van

The spokesman of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing association, Mr. Toby Poston, stated that; “The industry is obviously determined to prevent these attacks. We’ve been in discussions with various government departments and law enforcement agencies, and we have to make sure we comply with data protection and laws on discrimination.

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Melee Breaks Out At Charlottesville City Council Meeting

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6997-Melee-Breaks-Out-At-Charlottesville-City-Council-Meeting

The violence escalated from people swinging fists and clubs at one another to a man driving his silver Dodge Challenger straight into a crowd killing Heather D. Heyer. The Charlottesville City Council meeting started out today like normal but soon riled up residents began shouting at the city officials for allowing the 'Unite the Right' rally to take happen in the first place. Police in the town hall was forced to remove three people from the chambers prompting the remaining 100 to break out chanting and shaking their fists at city officials. The three people initially removed from the chambers were charged with disorderly conduct.

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Barcelona's chief rabbi urges Jews to move to Israel because 'Europe is lost'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/barcelona-terror-attack-chief-rabbi-meir-bar-hen-jews-move-israel-europe-is-lost-a7903111.html

Barcelona's chief rabbi has urged Jews to move to Israel because "Europe is lost" to radical Islam.

Meir Bar-Hen has been encouraging his congregation to flee Spain, which he called a "hub of Islamist terror for all of Europe."

The chief rabbi's warning came after a terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead and over 120 wounded and was followed by another attack hours later that killed one person and injured others in the seaside town of Cambrils.

Isis claimed responsibility for both attacks, which authorities believe were the work of a large terrorist cell that had been plotting for some time.

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Thanks!: Ryan Vows Republicans Won’t Censure Trump

http://thegoldwater.com/news/7011-Thanks-Ryan-Vows-Republicans-Won-t-Censure-Trump

Always looking for an opportunity to shine and steal some of the limelight away from the President, House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared on Jake Tapper’s CNN program yesterday evening, which broadcasted his town hall meeting, to state that the White House had “messed up” in their response to the racial demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, but at the same time he was quick to warn against politicians trying to make gains out of the response, and was quoted as saying such a move would certainly “descend this issue into some partisan hack-fest.”

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Louisiana Rapper Mystikal Turns Himself In Following Arrest Warrant For Rape

http://thegoldwater.com/news/7000-Louisiana-Rapper-Mystikal-Turns-Himself-In-Following-Arrest-Warrant-For-Rape

Mystikal, a rapper from New Orleans, has turned himself in following an arrest warrant listing a charge of first-degree rape. The warrant was related to an encounter at downtown Shreveport casino last October. KSLA-TV recorded Michael Lawrence Tyler, also known by his stage name Mystikal, as he turned himself into the Caddo Correctional Center in northwest Louisiana.

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#Breaking : Train Crashes Into Another Parked Train in Philadelphia, 42 Injured

http://thegoldwater.com/news/7008-Breaking-Train-Crashes-Into-Another-Parked-Train-in-Philadelphia-42-Injured

The Southeastern Philadelphia Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says that a tragic crash involving two separate trains occurred just hours ago in Upper Darby, Delaware County.

Passengers described the scene as one of “bloody chaos” over 42 people being sent to nearby hospitals, many who lost limbs and facing life threatening injuries.

SEPTA officials have stated that a Norristown High Speed Line train was set to arrive at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Market Street in Upper Darby, Delaware County at 12 around midnight Tuesday when it crashed into an unoccupied train that was sitting inside the terminal parked.

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Major Drug Distributors Named In Lawsuit Seeking Accountability For Opioid Epidemic

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6998-Major-Drug-Distributors-Named-In-Lawsuit-Seeking-Accountability-For-Opioid-Epidemic

Louisville is standing firm and sending a clear message to drug distributors by filing a lawsuit that demands they pay for the city's widespread opiate overdose epidemic. One man knows the horrors of the overdose epidemic from firsthand experience. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell lost his youngest son to an overdose in 2014. Matt O'Connell was a former military paratrooper who was found dead in his car after an overdose. A post mordem toxicology report found alcohol, cocaine and heroine all in his system at the time of his death.

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Watch: 225-year-old Christopher Columbus Monument Destroyed by Antifa Terrorist with Sledgehammer

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6994-Watch-225-year-old-Christopher-Columbus-Monument-Destroyed-by-Antifa-Terrorist-with-Sledgehammer

I get replies on social media saying “but who cares about the Civil War monuments” or “they can never stop free speech” or “there's just no way they will ever be able to do ‘x’ it's illegal”.

Wake up folks, they're doing it all. Censoring websites for wrongthink (regardless if you agree with the message free speech is free speech), they're attacking, defacing, and tearing down monuments and statues all across these great United States, and they're not going to stop with those.

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Kentucky Woman Struck And Killed By Vehicle While Watching The Eclipse

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7004-Kentucky-Woman-Struck-And-Killed-By-Vehicle-While-Watching-The-Eclipse

Police say that Noble hit several pedestrians in the crash including 23-year-old Mackenzie Hayes who was pronounced dead at the scene. Mackenzie was an employee of a Primary Care near the scene of the accident. Rhonda Belcher was also struck by Noble's vehicle and was airlifted to Holsten Valley Hospital as well. Police have special accident reconstruction units at the scene working to determine exactly what happened. Leslie County Police believe that Mackenzie and Belcher were watching the solar eclipse when they were struck by Noble's speeding vehicle. The eclipse occurred for the first time in 99 years and passed through portions of 14 of the United States.

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A Baby Was Rescued From The Rubble Today As Another Deadly Earthquake Hits Italy

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7009-A-Baby-Was-Rescued-From-The-Rubble-Today-As-Another-Deadly-Earthquake-Hit-Italy

Meanwhile, his two brothers, aged four and seven are still trapped in a collapsed building. Rescue workers are talking to the boys to keep them calm whilst looking for a way to get them out. A race is on to get them out safe as quickly as possible.

The head of the civil protection, Mr. Angelo Borrelli, was quoted by Italian daily La Repubblica that they were optimistic of reaching the trapped boys, whilst warning that: "as more time passes the more the situation becomes complicated"

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One Man Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances At Bizarre Sex Festival In England

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7010-One-Man-Dead-Under-Mysterious-Circumstances-At-Bizarre-Sex-Festival-In-England

The festival takes place over a period of three days and the event was furnished with fetish play equipment where visitors can 'explore pain, experience pleasure and fulfill your fantasies' according to a promotion for the event. One couple may have got more than they bargained for. Authorities say, "Kent Police is making inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding an unexplained death in Tunbridge Wells." Officers say they were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday for a medical emergency at a campsite in Tunbridge Wells.

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Texas Law says Gun Owners can Shoot AntiFa for Attempts to Vandalize Confederate Statues

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6989-Texas-Law-says-Gun-Owners-can-Shoot-AntiFa-for-Attempts-to-Vandalize-Confederate-Statues

Based Texas, am I right? In the State of Texas, legal gun owners can shoot and kill anyone attempting to deface, vandalize, or assault American History, in this case Confederate Statues.

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One Man Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances At Bizarre Sex Festival In England

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7010-One-Man-Dead-Under-Mysterious-Circumstances-At-Bizarre-Sex-Festival-In-England

In a bizarre festival that went very wrong, one man is left dead and a woman injured in Tunbridge Wells near Kent, England. Police say a 51-year-old man was dead upon arrival at three-day long 'Flamefest', a kink rave festival. Flamefest is an event that promises swingers an outdoor S&M dungeon and 'adult play area' where couples can enjoy sexual fantasies complete with dominatrix's.

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Georgia School Lucky Enough To Get A Close-Up View of the Eclipse

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7006-Georgia-School-Lucky-Enough-To-Get-A-Close-Up-View-of-the-Eclipse

Students at Kennesaw Mountain High School were lucky enough to be in the school in Georgia with an observatory on campus. They considered the eclipse on Monday as comparable to the Olympics.

A senior student Michy Ramos dreams of being an astronaut and is obsessed with all things about space that she regards the chance to see the solar eclipse up close a huge deal. Ramos shared witnessing the eclipse at such seemingly close range is such a happy experience that drove her to tears.

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Statue Recap: Liberal are Obsessed with Erasing American History

https://thegoldwater.com/news/7002-Statue-Recap-Liberal-are-Obsessed-with-Erasing-American-History

Liberals across America now have a new target. Statues. It would be funny if it weren't that these are important pieces of American history. Let's take a look at the latest.

Duke University recently took the opportunity to completely remove a statue of Robert E. Lee after it had been severely vandalized by a angry liberals. That should teach their students an important lesson - If you don't like something, take a sledgehammer to it.

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3-Year-Old Toddler Found Wandering on the Street in Rush Hour Traffic

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6996-3-Year-Old-Toddler-Found-Wandering-on-the-Street-in-Rush-Hour-Traffic

After they asked the boy where he lived, he kept pointing back, toward a house on Cross Gate Drive, about a half-mile from where the toddler was first spotted.

Theresa Portwood, the 3-year-old's distraught grandmother eventually spoke of the incident. She said her grandson and his two siblings were just taken by the Department of Family and Children Services. Portwood revealed that his son, who is the boy's father, works hard for his kids, and he thought the little boy was with her.

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Texas Man Tries to Plant Bomb in Confederate Statue

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6988-Texas-Man-Tries-to-Plant-Bomb-in-Confederate-Statue

Authorities said a Houston man attempted to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with the use of explosives. He has been arrested and will face charges.

Federal prosecutors has charged 25-year-old Andrew Schneck with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property which is receiving federal financial assistance and therefore should be protected.

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NAACP Leader: Removing Confederate Statues "Senseless"

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6992-NAACP-Leader-Removing-Confederate-Statues-Senseless

The left-wing campaign that has led to the removal of historic memorials is triggering outrage across the nation. Esther Lee, who is president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, NAACP chapter, released a statement this week in which she said that the racial unrest in America is all senseless.

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#Breaking FBI Arrest AntiFa Terrorist Trying to Bomb Confederate Statue near University of Texas

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6990-Breaking-FBI-Arrest-AntiFa-Terrorist-Trying-to-Bomb-Confederate-Statue-near-University-of-Texas

Today there is breaking news that who we already believed to be the suspect, Andrew Schneck, has now been arrested by multiple federal agencies for a plot to blow up a Confederate statue.

Earlier today the University of Texas at Austin said it removed four statues tied to the Confederacy from its campus because they had become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."

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$417M Awarded in Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder to Cancer

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6991-417M-Awarded-in-Lawsuit-Linking-Talcum-Powder-to-CancerA woman who sued a giant company for her allegation that the talc in its iconic baby powder product causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene has won her battle. A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the woman $417 million.

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Pipe Bomb, Drugs And Other Explosives Found On Man At Vigil Honoring Charlottesville Victims

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6993-Pipe-Bomb-Drugs-And-Other-Explosives-Found-On-Man-At-Vigil-Honoring-Charlottesville-Victims

A 26-year-old man was arrested with multiple explosive devices in Akron, Ohio just hours before a gathering was scheduled to take place in Akron to honor the victims of the Charlottesville, Virginia attack. The man is facing charges for possession of a pipe bomb and another explosive device which amount to possession of a dangerous ordinance and manufacture of a dangerous ordinance as well as carrying a concealed weapon. He was arrested just four miles from Downtown Akron where the vigil was scheduled to take place.

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Porsche Stolen from Repair Shop: Polk County Deputies Searching for Suspect

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6999-Porsche-Stolen-from-Repair-Shop-Polk-County-Deputies-Searching-for-Suspect

A suspect broke into a repair shop and managed to drive away in a Porsche. Polk County deputies are searching for the suspect.

The security camera managed to capture the suspect entering the Cannon Automotive Group repair shop on South Florida Avenue around 9:20 Saturday night.

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THQ Nordic acquires Black Forest Games

THQ Nordic has acquired 100 percent of the shares from the five founders of Black Forest Games, as well as purchased the intellectual properties Giana Sisters, Helldorado, and Rogue Stormers, which will now be part part of the THQ Nordic portfolio of properties and franchises.

The five founders of Black Forest Games will stay on board to continue running the studio. Black Forest Games is currently working on an unannounced project for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Details regarding this project will be announced soon.

source:

https://gematsu.com/2017/08/thq-nordic-acquires-black-forest-games

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President Trump adds New Troops into Afghanistan, Says “We Will Defeat Them”

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6995-President-Trump-adds-New-Troops-into-Afghanistan-Says-We-Will-Defeat-Them

Now we must unite and trust our President, and pray that the job can be completed with minimal lives lost. President Trump has ordered the top Generals to write a strategic list of goals to accomplish and fulfill them.

On the campaign trail, President Trump was critical of the war effort before running for president and said the United States should cut its losses.

Trump has remained deeply skeptical about new deployments since his inauguration, and has made calculated investments into finding a solution.

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Trump Expected To Order 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

President Trump is expected to deploy about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan and try to tighten expectations on its government and that of neighboring Pakistan, senior U.S. officials tell NPR.

Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on Monday night outside Washington in which he announces his decision, which follows months of deliberation with top U.S. commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war.

Trump is not expected to include any end date to the stepped-up American presence, the way President Barack Obama did when he announced a surge in troops there.

When asked how long the U.S. presence could remain in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official responded, rhetorically, "How long have we been in Korea?"

more here:

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/21/545044232/trump-expected-to-order-4-000-more-troops-to-afghanistan

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Judge Shot, Near Ohio Courthouse: Shooter Killed

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6982-Judge-Shot-Near-Ohio-Courthouse-Shooter-Killed

A Judge was shot and wounded near Ohio courthouse on Monday morning as he walked toward the county’s courthouse. The incident led to the killing of a suspect after a probation officer returned fire.

The Jefferson County Judge, who has been identified as, Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot near the courthouse in Steubenville, just across the Ohio River from West Virginia’s northern panhandle, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh.

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Houston man charged with trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Hermann Park

Andrew Schneck, 25, who was released from probation early last year after being convicted in 2015 of storing explosives, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez said in a statement Monday.

Schneck was arrested Saturday night after a Houston park ranger spotted him kneeling in bushes in front of the Dowling monument in the park, Martinez said.

When confronted Saturday night in the park, he tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, officials said.

The ranger then asked if he planned to harm the statute, and he said he did because he did not "like that guy," according to a sworn statement submitted in federal court by an FBI agent investigating the case.

more here:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/HPD-HFD-FBI-on-scene-overnight-at-Rice-11946918.php

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Canada's conservative Rebel Media site down after service cut

Canada's conservative Rebel Media said a technology company stopped directing traffic to its website, making it inaccessible to some users around the world on Monday as the site known for tirades against Muslims and refugees scrambled to get back online.

Last week GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and other technology companies pushed the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer offline by terminating services to the online publication, which helped organize a white nationalist rally that turned violent in Virginia on Aug. 12.

Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant said he was given 24 hours' notice and no explanation for the action. He did not identify the technology company.

"If this was a political censorship decision, it is terrifying - like a phone company telling you it is cancelling your phone number on 24 hours notice because it doesn’t like your conversations," Levant told Reuters.

He said the site was still available in "about half of the world."

Rebel Media has faced sharp criticism for what was considered overly sympathetic coverage of a white-supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month at which a woman was killed when a man plowed a car into a group of counter-protesters.

more here:

https://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN1B11SS-OCATP

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Mitch McConnell Vows to Raise U.S. Debt Ceiling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit.

McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It was one of McConnell’s first public appearances since President Donald Trump publicly criticized him for failing to pass a repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law.

McConnell did not mention Trump in his remarks, and he did not take questions from reporters after the event. But in response to a question about where he gets his news, McConnell said he reads a variety of sources, including The New York Times.

“My view is most news is not fake,” McConnell said, which appeared to be a subtle rebuke of one of Trump’s favorite phrases. “I try not to fall in love with any particular source.”

The government has enough money to pay its bills until Sept. 29. After that, Congress would have to give permission for the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations, including Social Security and interest payments.

more here:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/21/mitch-mcconnell-zero-chance-vote-freeze-debt-limit/

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Three Alabama Drug Dealers Robbed and Murdered 16 Year Old Florida Teenager

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6981-Three-Alabama-Drug-Dealers-Robbed-and-Murdered-16-Year-Old-Florida-Teenager

Police say that the sixteen year old Arnold High School student went to meet 18 year old Rodney Jones, 24 year old Gertavious Montrez Canada, and 21 year old Demarcus Giddens to purchase marijuana.

The three drug dealers were from Auburn, Alabama and were in the city to party. They allegedly met the teenager with some of his friends on the beach where they had sold the teen a small amount of marijuana.

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Google to Serve Next Version of Android as ‘Oreo’

An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google's tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat.

Google anointed the software Monday after spending the past few months referring to it as "Android O."

Oreo boasts several new features, including the ability to respond to notifications directly on a phone's home screen and the ability to access apps without installing them on a device.

The free software is scheduled to be released this fall, most likely after making its debut on a new Pixel phone that Google is expected to begin selling in October.

The nicknames for earlier Android versions have included Nougat, Marshmallow, and Lollipop.

Google and Oreo's maker, Mondelez, referred to their deal as a partnership, rather than a sponsorship, as no money was exchanged.

Google has named Android after a brand before: The 2013 version was known as Kit Kat. Financial terms weren't disclosed for that.

Android is the world's most widely used mobile operating system.

Apple doesn't use names for its iOS system for iPhones, though the software for Mac computers is named after big cats and geographic locations in California.

source:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/google-to-serve-next-version-of-android-as-oreo

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PlayStation Social Media Hacked by OurMine, Claims Database Leak

OurMine has claimed to have hacked PlayStation’s social media today, as well as claiming they got access to the PlayStation Network database. What that information they may have seen is unknown without further word from either Ourmine or Sony themselves. As of now, PlayStation’s social media accounts have been restored to PlayStation’s control.

OurMine is well-known for taking over social media of celebrities, companies, and other influential groups or people. They include an image similar to the above, claiming they have hacked that group or person, and they advertise their services to check security. In essence, they hack accounts to prove a security flaw and then offer their services to point out/fix that flaw.

The most worrying aspect of the news is that OurMine is claiming that the PlayStation Network database has leaked, they will leak it, or it has some potential to leak. Their message isn’t clear, but it seems to indicate that the PlayStation Network may have been compromised. It may be in your best interest to remove some personal information from your PlayStation Network account and monitor in the coming future for anything fishy.

more here:

https://techraptor.net/content/playstation-social-media-hacked-by-ourmine-claims-database-leak

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Navy to Pause Operations, Review Collisions, With 10 Missing

The U.S. Navy announced a pause in its global operations and patrols and has begun a broad investigation after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, leaving 10 sailors missing, the second such incident in as many months.

The response by the U.S. military signals the Navy believes it needs to examine whether there may be institutional problems behind the deadly collisions.

Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, made the announcement about the operational pause during a nearly four-minute video message posted on Facebook Monday morning. Adm. Richardson said he also ordered a broader investigation.

more here:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/navy-begins-broad-review-of-collisions-with-10-sailors-still-missing-1503329812

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JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights

JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violence and the death of a protester.

The sum includes $500,000 each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League "to further their work in tracking, exposing and fighting hate groups and other extremist organizations," Peter Scher, head of corporate responsibility wrote in a memo to employees that was provided to Reuters by the company.

As much as $1 million more will be contributed in two-for-one matches of donations by employees to "a wide range of human and civil rights organizations," according to the memo.

The bank is also contributing $50,000 to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Racial conflict in Charlottesville earlier this month was followed by intense political controversy over remarks by President Donald Trump.

Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan, said he "strongly" disagreed with Trump as he and other CEOs moved to disband an advisory panel to the president.

JPMorgan has reacted to a wide range of traumatic events in the past with contributions and matches of employee donations. The events have included the recent Grenfell Tower apartment fire in London, the 2016 Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub mass shooting, earthquakes and tropical storms.

source:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jpmorgan-virginia-idUSKCN1B11VT

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NASA snaps space station crossing the solar eclipse

Look closely at this photo of the great North American solar eclipse. You'll notice the sun and the moon's rounded bite taken out of the side. Most of the dark specks are sunspots. But there's something else notable. A larger speck near the curve of the moon's shadow is the International Space Station.

The International Space Station Twitter account shared the photo on Monday with the message "It's the moon, sunspots AND the station in front of the sun. @NASA photographer captures station transiting sun during #Eclipse2017."

The ISS looks different from the sunspots. You can even make out the station's distinctive solar arrays.

The incredible photo took a combination of skill and luck to achieve. It stands with some of the great ISS transit photos of the past, including one from 2015 showing the station's path across the sun. This latest one is all the more spectacular with the backdrop of the eclipse.

source:

https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-iss-solar-eclipse-space-station-transit-photo-image/

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"Trying to erase history is not putting us forward it's putting us backwards" -Joy Villa

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6977-Trying-to-erase-history-is-not-putting-us-forward-it-s-putting-us-backwards-Joy-Villa

Now, the African-American singer is back and she has something else to say, this time it's about the Confederate statues being torn down across the country. "I think we should not get rid of these statues," the singer said during her interview on Fox News. She went on to say, "Just because we have a statue, doesn't mean we are celebrating what happened. It commemorates a moment in history, just like we have a 9/11 memorial. That doesn't commemorate it as something we celebrate, so trying to erase history is not putting us forward it's putting us backwards."

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Vegas Strippers Now Accepting Bitcoin!

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6986-Vegas-Strippers-Now-Accepting-Bitcoin

The club, which is known as Legends Room, accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, and its own cryptocoin LGD for all transactions.

This will give the clients an opportunity to attend the club on August 26 to watch the boxing bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA fighter Connor McGregor, and pay for everything with bitcoins.

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Oklahoma Couple Arrested for Leaving 5 Children in Hot Car outside Casino

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6985-Oklahoma-Couple-Arrested-for-Leaving-5-Children-in-Hot-Car-outside-Casino

Sheriff Scott Walton of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office says that a couple was arrested in Cartoosa for leaving their children inside a hot car while they went gambling in a Casino.

Cartoosa Police say they arrested Dimitra Daneille Whitfield and Christopher Bailey after they received a call outside the Hard Rock Casino that there were unattended minors locked in a hot car with the windows up.

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Chillin': 60 Illegals Found In Refrigerated Trailer at Texas Border

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6984-Chillin-60-Illegals-Found-In-Refrigerated-Trailer-at-Texas-Border

Border Patrol agents at a Texas checkpoint discovered 60 people hiding in a refrigerated tractor-trailer on Saturday.

Agents found 60 people of various nationalities including 8 Honduras, 22 Guatemalans, 17 Mexicans, and 13 people from El Salvador inside the truck which had been set at 49 degrees.

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North Carolina Man Stabs Estranged Wife as She Sleeps with 1 Year Old Baby in Bed

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6983-North-Carolina-Man-Stabs-Estranged-Wife-as-She-Sleeps-with-1-Year-Old-Baby-in-Bed

Police in Yadkinville, North Carolina say that a man with a vendetta against his estranged wife is responsible for a brutal stabbing attack against his estranged wife.

Yadkinville Police Department says they first received an emergency 911 call this morning about a stabbing that had occurred on Chestnut Street.

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Barcelona: Last Bastard Shot Dead

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6980-Barcelona-Last-Bastard-Shot-Dead

The suspect behind the Barcelona terror attack has been fatally shot by cops while he was wearing a suicide belt.

Local reports say cops believe that the 22-year-old Ïslamist militant was the driver of the van responsible for killing 13 people in the horrific attack on tourist hotspot Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.

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US Embassy in Russia Stops Issuing Nonimmigrant Visas

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6978-US-Embassy-in-Russia-Stops-Issuing-Nonimmigrant-Visas

A statement released by President Putin revealed that Moscow felt forced to reciprocate to the new package of sanctions against what he dismissed as “unfounded accusations,” but that it would hold off on further steps against the U.S.

Majority of the more than 1,000 employees at the various US diplomatic missions in Russia, including the embassy in Moscow and the three consulates are local employees.

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Spaniards Determined Not to Blame Muslim Community for Barcelona Attacks

http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.807864

A day after the deadly terror attack in this city, tens of thousands of locals and tourists flocked to the city center. A heavily guarded convoy made its way through the crowds. Out of one vehicle stepped Spain’s king and prime minister, who were joined by the Catalan regional president for a memorial rally. They stood in the first row, bowing their heads in a moment of silence. Utter silence reigned in one of the most densely packed places in Spain, until it was broken all at once by applause. Immediately afterward, the tens of thousands began walking down Las Ramblas, the site of the attack, singing as they went. The attempt to convey unity was palpable. Sporadic efforts by hotheads to blame Muslim residents met with determined opposition.

A man tried to raise a Spanish flag and call for Spain to close its borders. Citizens took the flag and the police demanded that he leave. “We have to show the rest of the sane people in the world that we are not afraid, that we will win because of the love we have for human beings,” one person said.

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Iceland nearly becoming the first country with no Down's syndrome births

https://www.buzz.ie/news/iceland-nearly-becoming-first-country-no-downs-syndrome-births-250639

In the early 2000s, Iceland introduced pre-natal tests which would inform parents if their child had any genetic conditions.

Parents could then choose to terminate the pregnancy and independent.co.uk is reporting that 85% of parents in that situation chose to terminate.

On average there are only one or two people born with Down's syndrome in Iceland per year.

Hulda Hjardottir, head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit at the Landspitali University Hospital told CBS:

"Babies with Down's syndrome are still being born in Iceland,

"Some of them were low risk in our screening test, so we didn't find them in our screening.

“This is your life. You have the right to choose how your life will look like.

“We don't look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended.

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Unemployed? Lazy? Criminal On-The-Run? Come to New York for Free Rent!

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6975-Unemployed-Lazy-Criminal-On-The-Run-Come-to-New-York-for-Free-Rent

What we're talking about is the new plan (already in effect) in New York to have the taxpayers finance the housing of the homeless.

Sure if that's how you read the sentence and stop at the lines of “taxpayers are going to help pay for the homeless” it sounds like philanthropy. However, there's a lot more to this than meets the eye (although I'm certain Mayor de Blasio will tout it as a “huge victory to help the poor) but it's actually a dangerous precedent.

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Breaking: One Dead As Vehicle Crashes in Bus Stops in French City of Marseille

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6974-Breaking-One-Dead-As-Vehicle-Crashes-in-Bus-Stops-in-French-City-of-Marseille

The driver sped off. Ambulances were called to help treat people injured in the attack.

Just an hour after, at around 9 a.m., the same dark vehicle was seen driving again into a stop in an area of the city known as Valentine. It was there that a pedestrian who was simply waiting for a bus was killed.

Julien Ravier, mayor of the 11th and 12th districts, told BFMTV news channel that the victim was a woman who was in her 40s simply waiting alone at the bus stop.

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Voting tomorrow to Censure Trump. Call and tell these folks NO!

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6970-Voting-tomorrow-to-Censure-Trump-Call-and-tell-these-folks-NO

These Senators, and others, will vote and determine whether this resolution will pass.

I hope it does not pass, but it is far more likely to than an impeachment, because Censure requires only a simple majority rather than impeachment's requirement for at least a two-thirds majority vote.

The last time a President was censured was when Andrew Jackson tried to save America from the banks.

It was found, then, that the powers of the President (To make America Great) could be limited by simple majority, whilst keeping the President as a figurehead.

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Trapped In A Swimming Pool, Woman's Only Hope Was Facebook

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6969-Trapped-In-A-Swimming-Pool-Woman-s-Only-Hope-Was-Facebook

I wanted to get people’s attention fast." She said she didn't need to bother the local police or fire department, she only wanted a screwdriver or some help out of the pool so she could fix her ladder. She received dozens of messages offering her help and support very quickly. One woman from the Facebook page who lived nearby responded to her plea and retrieved Kahn's toolbox from in her house.

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Missing Swedish Journalist Died in Accident Aboard DIY Submarine

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6976-Missing-Swedish-Journalist-Died-in-Accident-Aboard-DIY-Submarine

When first questioned about Kim Wall, Madsen said that he had dropped her off on an island in Copenhagen late at night on August 10. But when accused of negligent manslaughter, Madsen recanted his story and told the court that she had died in an accident aboard the submarine and he had buried her at sea.

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Amazing Rescue: Man Is Saved After Falling 75 Feet From Cliff

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6973-Amazing-Rescue-Man-Is-Saved-After-Falling-75-Feet-From-Cliff

The man’s friends and family praised the dedication of first responders and the Powell County Search and Rescue team. They feel that the outcome for the victim could have been tragic if not for the efforts of those who rescued him.

Local media reports say the victim was flown from the scene and brought to a local hospital. The man’s condition remains unclear, although neighbors said they heard he’s okay. Authorities have yet to release his full identity. His story of survival and the rescue operation, however, are amazing.

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"At the end of a show, my wife lets me have a Miller Lite" - Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6946-At-the-end-of-a-show-my-wife-lets-me-have-a-Miller-Lite-Jerry-Lewis-Dies-At-91

Comedian Jerry Lewis has passed away today at the age of 91. If you grew up anywhere between the 1950's and now you likely watched his movies as a kid. Lewis brought a unique style of comedy to Hollywood and with it he brought laughter into all of our homes. He was born on March 16th, 1926 and by the time he was 25 he was a hit sensation along with his partner Dean Martin.

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Opinion: Donald Trump Is The Surprising Voice of Reason

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6963-Opinion-Donald-Trump-Is-The-Surprising-Voice-of-Reason

Somehow, a Yankee from New York in charge of the Federal Government is the only important person defending the last monuments to a time when the Southern States could oppose the Federal government.

He and the ACLU are the only people defending the rights of controversial people to freely assemble, even if their beliefs are misguided or what you'd consider to be flat-out wrong.

The constant negative press Trump has endured for his bravery in speaking his mind reflects a broader problem in America right now.

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Poll: 1 in 3 UK Jews considered emigrating over anti-Semitism

http://www.timesofisrael.com/1-in-3-uk-jews-say-they-considered-emigrating-over-anti-semitism-poll/

In interviews with thousands of British Jews, almost a third of them said they have considered leaving the United Kingdom over the past two years due to anti-Semitism.

The findings are part of a report published Sunday by the Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog group, which conducted since 2015 interviews with more than 10,000 British Jews together with the YouGov market research company.

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Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-politics-idUSKCN1B00CK?il=0

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.

Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six to eight months on Thursday for unlawful assembly, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

Thousands of people marched in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) to the Court of Final Appeal, carrying placards and banners denouncing the jailing of the activists.

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BREAKING NEWS-

The /sp/artans, a small ragtag group of autistic sports bar patrons, have once again claimed a GET on /newsplus/. When asked for further comment, the only response given was "wew".

The /sp/artans can be found at their home at https://www.sportschan.org

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Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/indian-woman-wins-divorce-over-lack-of-toilet?xtor=CS1-10

An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors.

The family court in the northwestern state of Rajasthan ruled on Friday (Aug 18) in favour of the woman, who argued that her husband's failure to provide an indoor toilet during their five years of marriage amounted to cruelty.

Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma said women in villages often endured physical pain waiting until darkness to relieve themselves outdoors.

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UK looking to stop 'malicious' use of rented vehicles after Spain attacks

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-security-britain-idUSKCN1B00E4

Britain is exploring ways of stopping the "malicious" use of hired vehicles, including looking at what more rental companies can do, the transport ministry said on Sunday, after two attacks in Spain killed 14 people.

The attacks - one in Barcelona where a van was driven into crowds, killing 13 people, and another in Cambrils that saw five men drive a vehicle along a walkway, killing a woman - echoed tactics that have been used by Islamist militants in London.

The police say that the use of hired vehicles makes such attacks very hard to prevent.

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North Korea says US causing 'uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war' with military drills

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-launch-japan-idUSKCN1AZ07X

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) to offer location information used for autopiloting and possible national security purposes.

The government postponed the launch a week ago because of a technical glitch.

"With the success of the third satellite, we have made another step closer for having signals from four satellites in the future," Masaji Matsuyama, minister in charge of space policy, said in a statement.

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North Korea says US causing 'uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war' with military drills

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-us-nuclear-war-donald-trump-military-drills-kim-jong-un-south-korea-merciless-strike-a7902996.html

North Korea has threatened to unleash a "merciless strike" on American territory ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills.

Pyongyang warned the exercises, due to begin on Monday, were "reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war".

Thousands of troops will take part in 10 days of military simulations, designed to prepare American and South Korean forces for conflict with North Korea, amid heightened tensions in the peninsula.

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The Queen 'has no intention of stepping aside for Prince Charles'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/queen-prince-charles-abdication-regency-quit-retire-royal-family-next-in-line-latest-a7902896.html

The Queen has no intention of stepping aside for Prince Charles and remains committed to her duty to the nation, it has been reported.

The 91-year-old sovereign is the world's longest-reigning living monarch but as she pledged on her 21st birthday, she insists of serving the country for her whole life.

After a series of health concerns, 96-year-old Prince Philip would be retired from public life this month.

But despite speculation she may step aside to let Prince Charles take the throne, royal insiders told The Sunday Times the Queen as saying it is "duty first, nation first, I'm going to be there".

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Spain attack: Missing British-Australian boy Julian Cadman killed in Barcelona atrocity, family reve

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spain-attack-julian-cadman-dead-missing-british-australian-boy-killed-barcelona-terror-latest-a7903411.html

A seven-year-old British-Australian boy missing after the Barcelona attack was killed in the atrocity, his family have confirmed.

Relatives said "energetic, funny and cheeky" Julian Cadman was among the 13 people killed in the attack on La Rambla, where more than 100 people were also injured.

“Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family. As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us," they said.

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Barcelona attack suspect still sought as investigation expands to other countries

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-security-investigation-idUSKCN1B008J

Spanish police searched on Sunday for the man behind the wheel in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, amid growing signs members of the militant group had connections elsewhere in Europe.

Police said security operations were under way in Catalonia and on the French border as they searched Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, the only one of 12 suspects still at large who they believe may have crossed into France.

Others implicated in the attack have been arrested, shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in Catalonia a day before Thursday's van attack on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous boulevard.

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Catholic Church and local authorities criticised for claiming child sex abuse victims 'consented'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/19/catholic-church-local-authorities-criticised-claiming-child/

he Catholic Church and local authorities have been criticised after trying to claim child sex abuse victims "consented" in a bid to avoid compensation payouts.

Lawyers who represent some of the victims have told the Sunday Telegraph that the defence is more frequently being used by private schools, religious groups and local authorities when trying to defend compensation claims.

The revelation comes after news that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a Government agency, was denying some children compensation because it said they had "consented" to abuse - even if they were of an age where they could not do so legally.

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100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/20/vans-linked-to-attacks-in-spain/104788700/

A massive manhunt was underway Sunday across Spain for the driver of a van that slammed into a crowd of tourists in Barcelona last week as evidence emerged of an even more deadly terror plot.

Catalan regional Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero said a dozen members of an Islamic extremist cell had stashed more than 100 gas canisters and had planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spain's El País newspaper reported. The plot was inadvertently thwarted, however, when the house in which the butane gas was stored blew up Wednesday, Trapero said.

At the time, authorities suspected some sort of gas leak was responsible for the blast.

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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40990927

A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say.

Canisters were found at a house, said to be used by the cell, that blew up in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday night.

Police are still hunting for the driver of the van that hit dozens of people on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, killing 13.

On Sunday, a Mass was held in Barcelona to mourn the victims.

In addition to the 13 killed on Thursday afternoon on Las Ramblas, a woman died in a second vehicle attack early on Friday in the town of Cambrils. Five suspected jihadists were shot dead by police in the second attack.

The Catalan authorities have also confirmed that a British-Australian seven-year-old, Julian Cadman, was among those killed in Barcelona.

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Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

https://apnews.com/a1f712340eb84e858ef10bc2b5546767/Counter-protesters-block-neo-Nazi-march-to-Berlin-prison

Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.

Police in riot gear kept the neo-Nazis and an estimated 1,000 counter-protesters apart as the two sides staged competing rallies in the German capital’s western district of Spandau.

Far-right protesters had planned to march to the site of the former Spandau prison, where Hess hanged himself in 1987, but were forced to turn back after about a kilometer (0.6 miles) because of a blockade by counter-protesters.

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Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/20/australia-to-block-59-pirate-websites/

Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones. They're expected to crack down hard on dozens of pirate websites that serve unauthorized movies and TV shows within the next couple of weeks. That's because federal courts down under have handed down rulings for two separate cases, both ordering major telcoms and internet service providers (ISPs) to block a total of 59 websites and 127 domains. That's a huge number to block in one go and might actually help mitigate piracy in the country.

In the first case filed by entertainment company Village Roadshow, the judge said the websites, especially those that come with tutorials on how to evade legal action, "reflect a blatant disregard for copyright owners."

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Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-siemens-ruling-idUSKCN1B00IR

A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court's ruling showed on Sunday.

The ruling by Moscow's Arbitration Court responded to a lawsuit filed by the German engineering firm Siemens against a Russian state firm in July after four turbines which it had sold for use in Russia turned up in the Moscow-annexed region.

The court's report showed it had rejected Siemens' request to take possession of the turbines in an injunction ahead of preliminary court hearings into the dispute set for September 18.

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British boy among Barcelona attack dead

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40993651

A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed.

Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday.

His mother Jom was injured and it was understood she was in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Julian's family said they would "remember his smiles and hold his memory dear to our hearts".

"Julian was a much loved and adored member of our family," they said in a statement.

"As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us.

"He was so energetic, funny and cheeky, always bringing a smile to our faces.

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Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-election-idUSKCN1B00IP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency.

Dogan Akhanli was stopped in Spain on Saturday after Ankara issued a "red notice". The German-Turkish writer was released on Sunday but must remain in Madrid while Spain assesses Turkey's extradition request.

"It is not right and I'm very glad that Spain has now released him," Merkel said. "We must not misuse international organisations like Interpol for such purposes."

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Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-trudeau-idUSKCN1B00M9

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who once took to Twitter to welcome Syrian refugees into the country, said on Sunday that there would be "no advantage" to entering "irregularly."

"Canada is an opening and welcoming society," he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. "But let me be clear. We are also a country of laws. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. There are rigorous immigration and customs rules that will be followed. Make no mistake."

Earlier this week, government statistics showed the number of migrants illegally crossing the border into Canada from the United States more than tripled in July.

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A SALUTE FROM OUR TROOPS FIGHTING ISIS IN THE JURDS OF RAS BAALBEK TO THE VICTIMS OF SPAIN AND THE W

https://www.lebarmy.gov.lb/en/content/salute-our-troops-fighting-isis-jurds-ras-baalbek-victims-spain-and-whole-world

A salute from our troops fighting ISIS in the jurds of Ras Baalbek to the victims of Spain and the whole world

Mkhayrme Mountain - jurds of Ras Baalbek

#Dawn-of-the-jurds

Nuestros soldados que combaten al Daesh(acrónimo árabe de Estado Islamico) en las montañas de Ras Baalbeck rinden homenaje a las victimas de España y de todo el mundo

la montaña de al Moujairma

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Relations with Turkey ‘can’t go on as before,’ says Germany

http://www.politico.eu/article/sigmar-gabriel-peter-steudtner-erdogan-relations-with-turkey-cant-go-on-as-before-says-germany/

Germany issued a travel alert for Turkey on Thursday, citing “heightened danger” after the arrest of a German human rights campaigner in Istanbul and marking the latest in a string of incidents that have pushed tensions between Berlin and Ankara close to breaking point.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel voiced scathing criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a press conference, saying Ankara had “abandoned the ground of European values” by jailing “innocent visitors to their country on outrageous charges.” Gabriel added he believed that Turkey had also abandoned NATO’s common values.

Gabriel’s comments followed the arrest on July 5 of Peter Steudtner, a human rights activist from Berlin whom Turkish authorities accuse of supporting a terrorist organization. Steudtner was participating in a workshop with Amnesty International in Istanbul when he was taken into custody.

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Trio of drag queens saves man from being bashed, then starts on the attackers

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/trio-of-drag-queens-saves-man-from-being-bashed-then-starts-on-the-attackers/news-story/e9f4b6e22d5445ea0841e186b2f63d13

A MAN who was decked by a coward punch while on a night out in Sydney, and said he feared for his life, was rescued by a trio of unlikely saviours.

Ivan Flinn, 34, from Surry Hills, said that during the attack earlier this month he hoped someone would come to his rescue. Help did arrive but not in the form he expected.

“I am a bit religious and I really thought I was going to die, I was praying for a hero and I got three angels,” he told news.com.au.

Those “angels” were three drag queens by the names of Coco Jumbo, Ivy Leaguee and Vybe. They stepped in after a night performing on the stages in Sydney’s neighbourhood of Darlinghurst, known for its large gay population and venues.

Luke Karakia, who performs under the name Ivy Leaguee, ended up getting injured scuffling in the middle of the road with one of the alleged attackers. Nevertheless, his frocked-up alter ego didn’t think twice before stepping in.

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President Trump Stands Up For Historic American Monuments, Compares To George Washington

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6688-President-Trump-Stands-Up-For-Historic-American-Monuments-Compares-To-George-Washington

There's been a lot of blackpilling going on from the right lately, and dutifully so with the mainstream propaganda machine turning its focus onto a major divide and conquer scheme trying to break up the United States of America through race baiting and Anti-White rhetoric.

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Teenagers' blood being sold for £6,200 a shot

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/teenagers-blood-transfusion-ambrosia-san-francisco-jesse-karmazin-a7902916.html

Transfusions of teenage blood are being sold for £6,200 a shot, with a US company claiming it may have anti-ageing properties.

More than 100 people have undergone a clinical trial at Ambrosia, a start-up in San Francisco founded by Stanford-trained doctor Jesse Karmazin, in which they are injected with two and a half litres of plasma, the liquid portion of blood which remains after other cells are removed.

The early results have been encouraging, with Mr Karmazin telling The Sunday Times the treatment is "like plastic surgery from the inside out."

“It could help improve things such as appearance or diabetes or heart function or memory," he said. "These are all the aspects of ageing that have a common cause.

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What We Can Learn From Otto Weininger About Richard Spencer, White Supremacy, And Zionism

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6948-What-We-Can-Learn-From-Otto-Weininger-About-Richard-Spencer-White-Supremacy-And-Zionism

During the interview, Spencer says to the news anchor "As an Israeli citizen, someone who understands your identity, who has a sense of nationhood and peoplehood, and the history and experience of the Jewish people, you should respect someone like me." Spencer's' comparison of white nationalism to Zionism prompted a confused look from the Israeli Channel 2 news anchor leaving him surprisingly speechless. Spencer went on to say, "I care about my people, I want us to have a secure homeland for us and ourselves. Just like you want a secure homeland in Israel." His statements brought about a rather unsurprising series of backlash from social media.

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Naked Eclipse Party and Other Strange Rituals Around the World

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6943-Naked-Eclipse-Party-and-Other-Strange-Rituals-Around-the-World

The total solar eclipse on Monday is a much-anticipated event in the U.S., and aside from the conventional viewing practices, there are groups and people who have strange ways of celebrating the rare occasion. Take for example a nudist club in Lonedell, Missouri who’s having an eclipse viewing party.

The nudist club is called the Forty Acre Club founded in 1950, and the only remaining nudist club in Missouri.

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Indiana Teen High on Opiates Crashes Car into House at 107 mph, Kills Two Girls in Living Room

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6932-Indiana-Teen-High-on-Opiates-Crashes-Car-into-House-at-107-mph-Kills-Two-Girls-in-Living-Room

8 year old Callie and 17 year old Haleigh Fullerton were two sisters that had been full of energy with their entire lives ahead of them.

However those lives were cut tragically short after 17 year old Alia Sierra, under the influence and speeding at 107mph came crashing into their living room of their house killing them both instantly.

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#Antifa / #BlackLivesMatter want City of Columbus Renamed, Christopher Columbus Statue Removed

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6936-Antifa-BlackLivesMatter-want-City-of-Columbus-Renamed-Christopher-Columbus-Statue-Removed

Just when you were probably thinking how much worse can things become, and how much more ignorant can the left wing of America be, you were answered with new revelations out of Ohio by Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups.

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Scientist Hawking blames UK government for health service 'crisis'

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-health-hawking-idUSKCN1AZ08D?il=0

Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it towards a profit-making U.S.-style system.

Writing in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, the British cosmologist, who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease aged 21, also accused the government's health minister Jeremy Hunt of cherry-picking scientific evidence to justify policies.

Hunt hit back saying that Hawking, author of the bestselling book 'A Brief History of Time', was wrong and that his criticism was a "pernicious falsehood".

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Most Americans say US shouldn't threaten North Korea with military action

http://www.newsheads.in/world/news/most-americans-say-us-shouldnt-threaten-north-korea-with-military-action/article/8028.html

A majority of Americans say that the US should not threaten the North Korea with military action, according to a new poll. Nearly six in ten Americans say that the US should not threaten North Korea with military action, while 33 per cent say that military threats should be issued toward North Korea, said the CBS News poll.

Opinions differ largely by party, the poll also found, with 82 per cent Democrats saying the US should not and 63 per cent of Republicans saying the US should threaten with military action.

However, if the US fails in its effort to solve North Korea nuclear issue diplomatically, 58 per cent of Americans say that they would approve of military action against North Korea.

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Antifa: Hairstyle Now Grounds for Beating People Inch from Death

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6940-Antifa-Hairstyle-Now-Grounds-for-Beating-People-Inch-from-Death

For a group who prides itself as opposing another gang they have labeled to be espousing violence, racism and hatred, the antifas surely have an odd way of proving they are the good guys in this “fight”. Take for example the simple but illustrative case of an antifa almost killing a guy he mistook for a neo-Nazi on the basis not of his political beliefs, but mere hairstyle.

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University of North Carolina: 1 Dead, 2 Injured

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6945-University-of-North-Carolina-1-Dead-2-Injured

One person is dead and two others are wounded following what the police would only describe at this point as a ‘domestic incident’ at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The fatal incident happened just past midnight Sunday around 12:10 a.m. at a single-family residence at the Baby Hill Graduate and Family Housing Unit.

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Malta 'denies' Defend Europe anti-migrant boat

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/malta-denies-defend-europe-anti-migrant-boat-170819183621144.html

Malta has said a vessel carrying anti-migrant and anti-refugee activists was "not welcome", allegedly denying the boat from docking on its shore.

Far-right members of the Defend Europe group, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, said they were denied port access and a request for water sent out to the vessel, according to a statement on the group's Facebook page.

A government spokesman said the boat had not asked to dock in Malta, but indicated that such a request would have been rejected.

"They wanted to purchase services from here. There was never any kind of emergency," the spokesman told AFP news agency.

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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-turkey-idUSKCN1AY17Z

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.

The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners.

"I am calling on all my countrymen in Germany: the Christian Democrats, SDP, the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey. Support those political parties who are not enemies of Turkey," Erdogan said after Friday prayers in Istanbul, urging ethnic Turks in Germany to "teach a lesson" to those parties.

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Revolutionary Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6924-Revolutionary-Comedian-And-Civil-Rights-Activist-Dick-Gregory-Dies-At-84

In a blow to both comedy and civil rights, acclaimed comedian Dick Gregory has passed away at age 84 on Saturday night. Gregory was hospitalized this weekend due to an unknown condition. His son made a statement on Facebook regarding his condition on Thursday, “When it comes to sickness and disease one’s age is highly significant. There is no such thing as a ‘simple’ condition. In advanced age a simple cold or a simple infection could be catastrophic. At soon to be chronologically 85, my father’s true age far exceeds that. A life well-lived but heavily sacrificed, has definitively taken its toll.”

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Finland killings: Knifeman 'targeted women in Turku terror attack'

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40985528

Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets.

They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident.

The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an 18-year-old Moroccan. Four other Moroccans have been held.

The two women stabbed to death were both Finnish. Eight people were also injured, among them a Briton, a Swede and an Italian.

The ages of the casualties ranged from 15 to 67, police said, but gave no more details.

PM Juha Sipila told a press conference that Finland had experienced a terror attack for the first time.

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Free speech concerns as extreme-right evicted from web

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/free-speech-concerns-extreme-evicted-013252000.html

A sweeping crackdown by US internet and social media companies on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material has sparked warnings in America that the web's grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

Over the past week, Vanguard America, Daily Stormer and other such ultra-right racist groups and their members known for extremely violent and offensive postings and websites were essentially scrubbed from the public web.

Major internet companies took action after the groups came out in support of a violent right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that ended with the death of a counter-demonstrator and shocked the nation.

Daily Stormer and its founder Andrew Anglin, who openly promotes Adolf Hitler, saw web host GoDaddy shut their website. Google did the same after they moved. They were blocked a third time by another web host, after reopening with an ostensibly safe Russian domain name.

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Horror in Bowling Green, Kentucky as Dead Woman’s Corpse found Inside Storage Bin

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6931-Horror-in-Bowling-Green-Kentucky-as-Dead-Woman-s-Corpse-found-Inside-Storage-Bin

Bowling Green, Kentucky is typically a quiet place, not one with much attention or noise as far as major crime.

However Bowling Green Police say they found a horrific discovery after an anonymous tip led them to a home on Pleasant Place Way.

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Samurai sword attack at Taiwan's presidential palace

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40975231

A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan's presidential building using a samurai sword.

The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views.

The injured guard was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Taiwan is self-ruling but is considered by Beijing to be a breakaway province which will one day rejoin the mainland.

A police official told AFP that Lu, aged 51, told them he had used a hammer to smash a display case in a history museum to steal a samurai sword.

Security officials stopped him as he was attempting to break into the palace, they said. He then slashed or stabbed the guard on his shoulder.

His motives and intentions were not clear but police said a Chinese national flag was found in his backpack.

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Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-africa-40986500

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa.

Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused of assaulting a model last week.

She had been due to take part in the first ladies' programme at the summit.

The authorities say she remains in South Africa and her request for immunity is under consideration.

Police want to interview Mrs Mugabe about an alleged assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord.

Police expected her to turn herself in on Tuesday, but she failed to show up.

They set up a "red alert" at the country's borders to try to ensure she does not flee the country.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said: "We, in terms of South African police, [have] already put tabs on the borders in relation to her leaving the country, so there is no question about that.

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The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

https://qz.com/1056019/satisfyingly-the-worlds-largest-floating-solar-farm-is-producing-energy-atop-a-former-coal-mine/

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.

Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being flooded with groundwater. The China Daily reports that the farm started generating electricity earlier this week.

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At least one dead, five burned in eastern Mexico pipeline explosion

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-pemex-idUSKCN1AZ0LR

At least one person died and five others suffered burns after a pipeline exploded during an illegal tap in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, state-owned oil company Pemex and state emergency services said on Saturday.

The fire had been brought under control, state emergency services said on Twitter.

Fuel thieves regularly tap Pemex pipelines, stealing millions of liters of fuel in high-risk maneuvers that can often be deadly.

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Two killed in Togo in protests against 50-year ruling dynasty

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-togo-protests-idUSKCN1AZ0KM

Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said.

President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power in the West African country since the death in 2005 of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had been at the helm for 38 years.

Wearing the red colors of the opposition PNP party, chanting and singing "50 years is too long!", thousands of demonstrators in the capital Lome called for the reinstatement of the constitution limiting terms that Eyadema introduced in response to protests in 1992.

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Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40964242

On Thursday afternoon at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT) a white van smashed into people on Las Ramblas, a famous boulevard in central Barcelona that runs 1.2km (0.75 miles) and was packed with tourists.

The van driver is said to have zigzagged to try and hit as many people as possible along the pedestrianised area, knocking many to the floor and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and cafes.

He killed 13 people and injured more than 100, and managed to flee the scene.

Spanish police have described it as a terror attack.

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Essex fire: Flames engulf Basildon packaging warehouse

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-40990540

A huge fire broke out overnight at a packaging warehouse in Essex.

At its height, about 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at the building in Festival Way, Basildon.

Residents reported hearing two "massive explosions" and seeing "plumes of thick smoke" at about 00:20 BST.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said it had been working "extremely hard in tough conditions" to bring the blaze under control. No casualties have been reported.

The officer in charge, Neil Fenwick, said: "Crews have done a brilliant job stopping the fire from spreading."

Locals tweeted that large clouds of smoke could be seen above the building, which the fire service said measured about 100m x 50m.

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Australia, New Zealand 'rock solid' despite citizenship drama says Arthur Sinodinos

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/australia-new-zealand-rock-solid-despite-citizenship-drama/8824988

Cabinet Minister Arthur Sinodinos says Australia's relationship with New Zealand is "rock solid" despite the Government's recent attack over citizenship.

Last week Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggested some members of the New Zealand Labour Party worked with the ALP to orchestrate Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's citizenship woes.

Ms Bishop went as far as to suggest it would be difficult to trust the country's Labour Party if it wins government.

Speaking on Insiders, Senator Sinodinos played the tensions down.

New Zealand Labour MP Chris Hipkins lodged questions about citizenship in his country's parliament after a conversation with the chief of staff to Australia's Shadow Foreign Minister, Penny Wong.

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Mali peace deal allows chaos to gain upper hand

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-africa-40973432

"It is a close combat wound. We are seeing more and more war injuries," says Gao hospital surgeon Abdul Aziz Touré.

"We are on standby for more injured. There is a gunfight between some groups going on up the road."

War has returned to northern Mali. The desert area is arguably more unstable now than at any time since the French intervention against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in 2013 and the deployment of UN peacekeepers later that year.

The 2015 peace agreement failed to settle turf wars. Islamist militant activity has spread to the centre of country. Now a regional counter-terror force, the G5 Sahel, is being put in place.

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CHINA LOOKS WEST China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

http://www.politico.eu/article/china-plans-to-rule-seas-hit-trouble-in-pakistan-balochistan/

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China’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province of Balochistan.

Beijing’s priority is to develop the sleepy Baloch fishing port of Gwadar, 300 miles west of Karachi, to project its commercial and naval influence further west. But kidnappings, drive-by shootings and bomb attacks in the past few weeks and months offer a chilling warning that China will have to pay a high price for a deep-water harbor near the mouth of the Persian Gulf.

For the Chinese, there are clear reasons to run the risks of investment in Balochistan, one of the world’s wildest frontier regions. Gwadar will be a critical addition to Beijing’s so-called string of pearls: a ring of ports around the Indian Ocean, including in Sri Lanka, Djibouti and the Seychelles, which are intended to outflank China’s nuclear-armed rival for supremacy in Asia: India.

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Spain releases German author Akhanli detained at Turkey's behest

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security-idUSKCN1B003D?il=0

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public.

Turnbull unveiled Australia's first national strategy to protect crowded places, which he said was initiated after an Islamist militant drove a truck into crowds in the French city of Nice in last year, killing 84 people.

It comes days after a similar attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona killed 13 and injuring more than 100, and follows a string of similar vehicle attacks around the world.

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Spain releases German author Akhanli detained at Turkey's behest

http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/spain-releases-german-author-akhanli-detained-turkey-behest-170820-99-712197

Spanish authorities have released Dogan Akhanli, a German author of Turkish heritage, who was detained on Turkey's behest.

There were conditions set for Akhanli's release, and the writer must remain in Madrid, his lawyer, Ilias Uyar, told dpa on Sunday, confirming a report by the German public broadcaster ARD.

Akhanli was on vacation in Granada, Spain, when he was arrested on Saturday, his lawyer said earlier, although it was unclear what he was accused of.

Germany had urged Spain not to extradite him to Turkey.

Akhanli, a German citizen, has written extensively about the Armenian genocide. He has been living in Germany since he fled Turkey in 1991.

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'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40972776

Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists.

A "hard" Brexit is "economically much superior to soft" argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade.

He says eliminating tariffs, either within free trade deals or unilaterally, would deliver huge gains.

Other economists say cutting barriers sets off a "race to the bottom".

Economist Monique Ebell from the National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIESR) says Prof Minford "ignores decades of evidence on how trade actually works".

Ms Ebell's own research showed that if the UK left the single market but made unilateral trade deals with major developing economies and the Anglosphere, it would only claw back about one-third of the 20-30% reduction in lost total trade by leaving the EU.

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Barcelona attack: Royals attend special Mass for victims

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40990927

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have attended Barcelona's famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks in Catalonia.

Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 at Barcelona's Las Ramblas. A 14th victim died in a second attack at Cambrils.

Ministers say the jihadist cell behind the attacks has been dismantled.

But police are still hunting for the van driver and an imam missing from a mosque in the town of Ripoll.

Sunday's special Mass was celebrated at the iconic, Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia.

Some reports in Spanish media say the jihadist cell had intended to target the church with explosives.

PM Mariano Rajoy also attended the Mass, where there was tight security, with snipers on rooftops outside.

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Residents of Tottori town hold drill in case N Korea fires missiles over them

https://japantoday.com/category/national/Residents-of-Tottori-town-hold-drill-in-case-N-Korea-fires-missiles-over-them

Residents of a town in Tottori Prefecture on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

As sirens blared from speakers in the town of Kotoura, children playing soccer outside ran to take shelter in a school, along with their parents and their team coach.

"I've been concerned every day that something might fall or a missile could fall in an unexpected place due to North Korea's missile capabilities," said the coach, Akira Hamakawa, 38.

North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles has fuelled a surge in tension across the region.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea this month it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.

The North responded by threatening to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam. Any such missiles would have to fly over western Japan.

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Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40980004

China has launched a digital "cyber-court" to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media.

The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case - a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company.

Legal agents in Hangzhou and Beijing accessed the court via their computers and the trial lasted 20 minutes.

The court's focus will be civil cases, including online shopping disputes.

Judges were sworn in and the first case was presented on a large screen in the courtroom.

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Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security-raids-idUSKCN1B0011

Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

Two of the men are already in custody and awaiting trial on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks in Australia's second largest city last year, while a third – a 29-year-old Melbourne man – was arrested late on Saturday.

All three face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment over the arson attack at the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in December 2016.

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Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40990934

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

Grace Mugabe, 52, landed at Harare early on Sunday, Zimbabwean radio said.

She had intended to appear at a summit on Saturday but failed to show. She also applied for diplomatic immunity but it was unclear if this was granted.

Mrs Mugabe had been accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord.

Zimbabwe's ZBC state broadcaster said: "President Robert Mugabe, accompanied by the first lady, arrived on board an Air Zimbabwe flight early on Sunday morning."

It showed pictures of her greeting officials at Harare airport.

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Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40991326

The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine.

The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface.

The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima.

Of the 1,196 men on board, just 316 were rescued - the largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who led the civilian search team, said the discovery was "truly humbling".

The USS Indianapolis was destroyed on 30 July 1945 when, somewhere in the Philippine sea between Guam and Leyte, it was hit by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine.

Between 800-900 escaped the sinking ship. But no distress call was ever received, and by the time the survivors were found by chance four days later, just 316 were left alive in the shark-infested waters.

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Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2017/08/19/chinese-crime-writer-arrested-for-murders-22-years-ago/

Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago.

For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran.

They filled stacks upon stacks of notepads with possible suspects and leads, only to learn earlier this month that the answer may have been hiding in plain sight at the local bookstore.

According to a police statement, Liu Yongbiao, a 53-year-old author, was arrested last week at his home in neighbouring Anhui province along with a villager with the surname Wang.

They have been charged with and confessed to the murders

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Finland 'terror': Suspect in Turku stabbings 'targeted women'

http://news.sky.com/story/finland-terror-stabbings-suspect-is-moroccan-man-18-10995118

The teenager suspected of several stabbings in Finland is believed to have specifically targeted women, police have said.

Two people were killed and eight wounded in the city of Turku on Friday afternoon before police shot the attacker in the leg and arrested him.

Police believe the attack was terror related.

The suspect is an 18-year-old Moroccan who had arrived in Finland in 2016 as an asylum seeker.

Police have revealed that both of the dead were Finnish. A British man was among the injured, as well as two Swedes and one Italian.

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Lebanon rape law: Parliament abolishes marriage loophole

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40947448

Lebanon's parliament has scrapped a law under which a rapist could be exempt from punishment if he married his victim, state media report.

Women's rights activists had long demanded that Article 522 of the penal code be repealed.

Their campaign was supported by the Minister for Women's Affairs, Jean Oghassabian, who said the law was like something "from the Stone Age".

Similar legislation has recently been swept away in both Tunisia and Jordan.

States retaining a comparable loophole include Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya and Syria.

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North Korea receiving constant oil supply as China refuses to go all in on isolating rogue state

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/north-korea-receives-constant-oil-supply-from-china-on-border/8821500

China claims it is doing all it can to reign in its neighbour and traditional ally North Korea.

It has backed the toughest United Nations sanctions, but on the North Korea-China border it is a different story.

China is propping up North Korea and its military with a continuous supply of oil, and using cheap North Korean workers in its factories.

China is moving to fortify its 1,400-kilometre border with North Korea.

The People's Liberation Army has set up a new border brigade and has conducted live fire drills in recent months.

China is preparing for all options in the event of conflict breaking out, and military strategists say it will most likely go inside North Korea to establish buffer zones if America attempts regime change.

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Man Tasked to Babysit Sister, Cousins All Below 10-Years-Old Was Behind Their Murders

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6927-Man-Tasked-to-Babysit-Sister-Cousins-All-Below-10-Years-Old-Was-Behind-Their-Murders

Assistant Prince Geroge’s County Police Chief Hector Velez said that the killings had a shaking effect and impact even on hardened officers and first responders that they were given counseling after the incident.

Velez said: “Incidents like these are not easy to handle. As parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings of young children, it hurts us as well. Our initial thought is to want to hug our children, but we know we have to put those feelings aside and remain steadfast in finding who the killer is and telling the story that these three children cannot tell.”

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North Korea “Increasing Crystal Meth Production” Due to Economic Sanctions

http://www.talkingdrugs.org/north-korea-increasing-crystal-meth-production-to-economic-sanctions

State-affiliated companies in North Korea are increasing the illicit production and trafficking of crystal meth amid the economic turmoil caused by UN-imposed sanctions, according to regional sources.

To compensate for recently-imposed sanctions on the trade of its natural resources, as well as other economic sanctions, North Korea - also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) - has allegedly boosted the illegal domestic production of crystal methamphetamine.

“North Korean state companies and merchants have been waiting for the export markets to re-open ever since sanctions began having a significant impact [earlier] this year. Now [that] trade has been shut down for the coal exporters due to the country’s missile launches … they are turning to drug production and smuggling as a replacement,” a DPRK-based source claimed, according to DailyNK. Daily NK is the main English-language source covering developments in DPRK; it is headquartered in Seoul, but sources information from informants in DPRK, as well as people who have defected across the border to South Korea.

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Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-farright-hess-idUSKCN1AZ0G6?il=0

Anti-fascist activists gathered in the Berlin suburb of Spandau on Saturday to protest against a vigil by about 250 neo-Nazis commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of Nazi convict Rudolf Hess.

The neo-Nazis planned a march from the suburb's station to the former Spandau Prison where Hess, an early ally of Germany's wartime dictator Adolf Hitler, served out the life sentence he was handed down at the post-war Nuremberg war crimes trials.

Far-right activists held up banners reading "I regret nothing" and hoisted the red, white and black flag of Hitler's Third Reich as about 1,000 police looked on.

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Watch : Apple is Building ‘Spaceship’ Structure, Except it Won't Fly

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6925-Watch-Apple-is-Building-Spaceship-Structure-Except-it-Won-t-Fly

Apple is one of the most innovative and powerful names in tech, in fact they're one of the most powerful names in business in general.

They're either despised by those who are anti-Apple, or adored by their dedicated and loyal fan base. However what their building now is eerily reminiscent of a space-base, or possibly, a spaceship.

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Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland's

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/indonesia-angered-malaysia-shows-flag-polands-49315835

Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.

The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland's, has caused anger in Indonesia where "shameonyoumalaysia" has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.

Indonesia's Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir said the mistake "shows negligence" and demanded the guidebook be withdrawn and a new version printed.

"Friendship is the greatest legacy in sports, but a mistake in presenting a national identity is not justified," he said.

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Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40990029

An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago.

Somerville College's Andrew Warren, 56, and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr Lathem's flat.

Chicago Police charged the pair with first-degree murder after they were returned to the city from California.

Mr Cornell-Duranleau, a hair stylist, was found with more than 40 stab wounds on 27 July.

Mr Warren was suspended from his university job as senior treasury assistant after the body was found.

A post-mortem examination showed Mr Cornell-Duranleau had the drug methamphetamine in his system.

Lathem, who has been sacked as a microbiology professor at Northwestern University in Illinois, was in a personal relationship with the victim, police have said.

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IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40990509

Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say.

In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between "surrender or die".

The army targeted Tal Afar after seizing Mosul, IS's main stronghold 55km (35 miles) to the east, in July.

Tal Afar, which has a mainly Shia-Muslim population, fell to IS in 2014.

It sits on a major road between Mosul and the Syrian border that was once a key supply route for the jihadist group.

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Ice land close to becoming first country where no down's syndrome children are born

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/iceland-downs-syndrome-no-children-born-first-country-world-screening-a7895996.html

Iceland is close to becoming the first country where no-one gives birth to a child with Down's syndrome.

Pre-natal tests were introduced in the early 2000s, and the vast majority who receive a positive test have terminated their pregnancy.

While the tests are optional, all expectant mothers are informed about their availability, and up to 85 per cent choose to take it.

It’s called the Combination Test, and uses ultrasound and blood tests – as well as factoring in the mother’s age.

This determines whether the foetus will have a chromosome abnormality, the most common of which results in Down's syndrome.

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U.S. did not detail request for auto rules of origin at NAFTA talks: source

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-origin-idUSKCN1AZ0R8?

In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.

Robert Lighthizer, President Donald Trump's top trade adviser, this week said Washington wanted tougher rules of origin for autos, which determine how much of a vehicle must be built in the three NAFTA nations.

He also said the United States was seeking new measures to ensure "substantial U.S. content" for autos.

Companies wishing to take advantage of free trade in goods guaranteed by NAFTA must currently meet the 62.5 percent North American content requirement for autos and 60 percent for components.

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Nimes: Suspect arrested at railway station evacuated following reports of 'armed man'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nimes-train-station-evacuated-france-armed-man-reports-latest-railway-cycling-a7902811.html

Nimes railway station in southern France has been evacuated by police following reports of at least one armed man.

Initial media reports said there may have been as many as three armed gunmen.

However officials quickly confirmed that one man had been arrested at the train station, and no shots had been fired.

Officers also said the man’s weapon might have been fake.

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Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40985239

Liu Xia, who has been under house arrest for several years, had not been seen since the funeral.

In the short video, she said she needed more time to mourn. Friends say they have not been able to reach her.

She has been under guard since 2010, but has never been charged with a crime.

Seen in the video holding a cigarette and sitting in a living-room style area, Liu Xia tells the camera that she is recovering from her husband's death and will "readjust" in time.

It is not clear who made the recording or where it was set, leading to speculation that it may have been made under duress.

Hu Jia, a fellow activist in Beijing, believes Liu Xia was forced to record the video.

He told BBC Chinese: "Liu Xia smokes endlessly when she's stressed and you can see in the video that she kept holding a cigarette.

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23 Dead, 50 Injured as Train Derails in India

http://habarnama.com/2017/08/19/23-dead-50-injured-train-derails-india/

At least 23 people have lost their lives and 34 sustained injuries when 13 bogies of the Utkal Express, derailed on Saturday evening in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. The local officials have rushed to the incident spot, and the railway officials are fearing casualties may rise. Anand Kumar, ADG Law and Order, told CNN that he is not in a position to comment on the reason behind the derailment.

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Turkey's Erdogan says German leaders are enemies

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40973197

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Germany's ruling politicians "enemies of Turkey" who deserve to be rejected by German-Turkish voters.

Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. A majority of them backed Mr Erdogan in an April referendum.

"The Christian Democrats [CDU], SPD [Social Democrats], the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey," he said.

German ministers protested angrily.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Mr Erdogan's comments were an "unprecedented" act of interference in Germany's sovereignty.

Mr Erdogan has lashed out at Germany before, yet the two countries are major trade partners and allies in Nato.

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Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKCN1AZ0F4

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.

Congress's declaration of resistance followed statements from a group of 12 regional nations plus the United States on Friday, saying they would continue to regard congress, not the new constituent assembly, as the Venezuela's only legitimate lawmaking body.

"This is a congress in resistance of an armed military dictatorship that took over its authority and gained militarily what it could not gain at the ballot box," congress Vice President Freddy Guevara said in a special session.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40987598

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK.

Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for.

It was the president's second spell of medical leave this year - leading many Nigerians to question whether he was well enough to run the country.

President Buhari, 74, walked unaided from the plane after landing in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

He was greeted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has acted as interim leader, and was accorded a military salute.

He made no statement and immediately travelled to the presidential villa

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Venezuela faces outrage after new assembly takes legislative power

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKCN1AY1VM

Venezuela's new legislative superbody was criticized by South American governments and Washington on Friday after giving itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress while ex-top prosecutor Luisa Ortega fled the country.

President Nicolas Maduro sponsored last month's election of the 545-member constituent assembly over objections from the opposition, which boycotted the vote, calling it an affront to democracy. In its first session on Aug. 5 the assembly fired Ortega, who had accused Maduro of human rights violations.

The oil-rich but economically ailing country has seen months of political unrest in which more than 125 people have died.

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Women's gridiron players ditch skimpy uniforms to tackle full-contact league

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/gridiron-west-womens-league-launched-in-perth/8814510

A full-contact, full-kit women's gridiron league is set to begin in Perth.

For many of the players, the Gridiron West Women's League represents their first real opportunity to take part in the American-born sport.

The new format games will be played with nine-a-side, under International Federation of American Football (IFAF) rules and regulations.

It is not the first time a women's gridiron league has been launched in Australia.

The Ladies Gridiron League was launched across the country in 2015, mirroring America's Ladies Gridiron League, in which players wear skimpy outfits.

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THE U.S. SPY HUB IN THE HEART OF AUSTRALIA

https://theintercept.com/2017/08/19/nsa-spy-hub-cia-pine-gap-australia/

A SHORT DRIVE south of Alice Springs, the second largest population center in Australia’s Northern Territory, there is a high-security compound, codenamed “RAINFALL.” The remote base, in the heart of the country’s barren outback, is one of the most important covert surveillance sites in the eastern hemisphere.

Hundreds of Australian and American employees come and go every day from Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, as the base is formally known. The official “cover story,” as outlined in a secret U.S. intelligence document, is to “support the national security of both the U.S. and Australia. The [facility] contributes to verifying arms control and disarmament agreements and monitoring military developments.” But, at best, that is an economical version of the truth. Pine Gap has a far broader mission — and more powerful capabilities — than the Australian or American governments have ever publicly acknowledged.

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Combat aircraft to make up over 50% in Russian state arms seller’s exports

http://tass.com/defense/960667

"We are registering a sharp increase in the demand for combat aviation. Its share in the total volume of Rosoboronexport’s deliveries will exceed 50% this year. At the same time, the company is successfully supplying products for other armed services of the Armed Forces. The company has delivered military hardware and armament worth about $45 billion for the ground forces, air defense and electronic warfare troops since 2001," the Rosoboronexport press office quoted Mikheyev as saying.

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Air India Cabin Crew Arrested For Hiding Marijuana In Plane's Meal Cart

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/customs-arrests-air-india-cabin-crew-for-smuggling-marijuana-1739492

A cabin crew member of national carrier Air India has been arrested by customs officers for allegedly trying to smuggle narcotic by hiding it in a meal service cart of a flight.

The officers seized nearly two kilograms of marijuana from the cart of the Air India flight from Chennai on July 19, according to a release issued by the customs department today.

A detailed investigation was carried out and a member of the cabin crew was arrested, it said.

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Drug use in South Africa takes dangerous turn as addicts share blood in 'Bluetooth' trend

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/heroin-bluetooth-trend-growing-in-south-africa/8823256

Young drug addicts in South Africa are using a dangerous practice to share their high. It's nicknamed 'Bluetooth'.

Addicts inject themselves with heroin, then draw their own blood back up the syringe and inject it into a friend.

'Bluetooth' carries a high risk of transmission of HIV, hepatitis and other diseases. But many of the young people doing it say they no longer care about their lives.

Africa correspondent Sally Sara reports from the township of Diepsloot, near Johannesburg.

A man stands outside wearing a Qantas pyjama top, watering the dirt road to keep the dust down. I point at the kangaroo logo and tell him it's from Australia. He shrugs his shoulders and smiles. I don't know how the pyjamas got all the way here. It's a bit like the way many people end up in Diepsloot. No-one really planned it. But, once they are here, it's difficult to get out.

A man stands outside wearing a Qantas pyjama top, watering the dirt road to keep the dust down. I point at the kangaroo logo and tell him it's from Australia. He shrugs his shoulders and smiles. I don't know how the pyjamas got all the way here. It's a bit like the way many people end up in Diepsloot. No-one really planned it. But, once they are here, it's difficult to get out.

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Cromer disorder: Pubs shut as seaside town 'in lockdown'

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-40990174

A seaside town was reportedly in "lockdown" on Saturday night as disorder forced pubs and bars in the resort to shut.

Venues in Cromer, Norfolk, said they had closed early due to "local events".

Cromer Pier posted on social media to say its theatre bar was closing "on the advice of police".

Norfolk Police said extra officers were on patrol "following reports of low-level disorder" but stressed that accounts of a stabbing were unfounded.

Residents said a group of people had been fighting in the town, which they described as "in lockdown".

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb tweeted: "Very concerned by what I've read online tonight. Of course happy to support people in Cromer in any way I can."

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Eighteen semi trucks set on fire in southern Chile

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-chile-fire-idUSKCN1AZ0NV

Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said.

The incident appeared to be intentional and the governor of the region of Araucania, Nora Barrientos, told local radio that evidence gathered at the scene linked the fires to Weichan Auka Mapu, a resistance group formed by the indigenous Mapuche.

Weichan Auka Mapu has previously claimed responsibility for arson attacks in southern Chile, where it wants to regain land lost during Chile's nineteenth century expansion southward into Mapuche-held territory.

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53 ISIS members killed in 5 neighborhoods of Raqqa

https://anfenglish.com/news/53-gang-members-killed-in-5-neighborhoods-of-raqqa-21627

The Operation to Liberate Raqqa is continuing in its 74th day in all its intensity.

Clashes are ongoing in the eastern Mansour neighbourhood since yesterday evening and the fighters of SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) are making steady advances. 12 ISIS members were killed in the fighting here.

Fighting also rages in Rashid neighbourhood where at least 19 gang members were killed. The fighters destroyed a bomb vehicle truck before it reached its target here.

Also in the Rawda neighbourhood east of Raqqa short clashes occurred, in which one sniper and another gang member were killed.

7 other ISIS members were killed in al-Barid neighbourhood northwest of the city.

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India train crash in Uttar Pradesh leaves 23 dead

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40989369

At least 23 people were killed and more than 60 injured when a train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said that at least eight carriages jumped the tracks near Muzaffarnagar, about 130km (80 miles) north of the capital Delhi.

The cause of the crash, which happened on Saturday evening, is not yet clear.

Rescuers worked into the night to find survivors. TV footage showed carriages piled on top of one another.

The train had been travelling to the Hindu holy city of Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas, from Puri, in eastern Odisha state.

"We are struggling to pull out the injured and are waiting for gas cutters to arrive," said police officer Ajay Pandey at the scene.

"It's too dark to launch a fully fledged search operation but our teams are trying their best."

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Amid Protests, China Enforces Tougher Sanctions Against North Korea

https://www.voanews.com/a/china-north-korea-sanctions/3990892.html

Seafood importers in northeastern China took to the streets as they watched frozen product melt in trucks blocked from crossing the country’s border with North Korea, after Beijing began enforcing a new round of economic sanctions.

In spite of the public outcry at home, calls from abroad are urging China to play a bigger role in sanctioning Pyongyang amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

But analysts say Beijing does not want to become a target of retaliation and lacks influence in North Korea - despite its longstanding ties with the isolated country.

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Active Shooter Reported At Dolphin Mall In Miami-Dade County

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6920-Active-Shooter-Reported-At-Dolphin-Mall-In-Miami-Dade-County

Quintana was at the mall shopping with family and her newborn baby when it happened. She ran out of the mall and hid in bushes near the parking lot for 20 minutes before finally making her way to her car. Quintana told NBC 6 in an interview, "All we did was just pray." Other witnesses report hearing a loud boom while others described the noise as gunshots. Sweetwater Police officials say they don't believe there is an active shooter but they are taking every precaution and treating the incident as if there were.

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Leftists Attempt to take President Trump's Law Degree Rescinded through Change.org Petition

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6902-Leftists-Attempt-to-take-President-Trump-s-Law-Degree-Rescinded-through-Change-org-Petition

In another tireless effort from the disgusting left wing they are now trying to have the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump's Law Degree rescinded by Lehigh University.

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Raped girl delivers baby aged 10 after being denied abortion by Indian Supreme Court

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/raped-indian-girl-10-year-old-give-birth-no-abortion-pregnant-supreme-court-deny-appeal-sexual-a7897816.html

A 10-year-old rape victim has given birth to a daughter after she was denied an abortion.

The Indian girl had allegedly been raped by her uncle.

The pregnancy was discovered when the girl complained to her parents of stomach pains.

But a court denied her a termination because it said the pregnancy was too far advanced.

The girl was reportedly never told she was pregnant, and does not know the baby has been delivered.

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USS Indianapolis Recovered by Paul Allen-Backed Vessel After Worst Shark Attack In history

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6917-USS-Indianapolis-Recovered-by-Paul-Allen-Backed-Vessel-After-Worst-Shark-Attack-In-history

The ship sank within an hour, but the vessel’s loss went unnoticed until several days later. Roughly 800 of the ship’s 1,196 sailors and Marines survived the initial attack, but after days of drifting at sea, only 316 men survived.

Capt. William Toti (Ret), said that for more than two decades, he’s been working with the survivors of the tragic accident, adding that they’ve all longed for the day when the ship will be recovered.

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Venezuela's political crisis deepens as its legislature is essentially dissolved

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-venezuela-assembly-20170818-story.html

Venezuela’s political crisis deepened Friday as the controversial constitutional assembly declared that it is the country’s sole legislative body, essentially dissolving the democratically elected congress.

“All public bodies are subordinated to the National Constitutional Assembly,” said Delcy Rodriguez, the body’s president. “No other power can impede our decisions.”

The move was hardly a surprise. The assembly was elected late last month in a disputed election that domestic and and international critics said was an unconstitutional maneuver by President Nicolas Maduro to neuter the opposition-controlled legislature, known as the National Assembly, and consolidate his power. All of the candidates — and all 545 delegates who were elected — are loyal to the president.

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Woman Confronts Man Flying Nazi Flag Over His Home

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6914-Woman-Confronts-Man-Flying-Nazi-Flag-Over-His-Home

Page Braswell may not be an elderly survivor of World War II, but she did see a Nazi flag flying over an American home in South Carolina. Shocked by what she saw, just days after the Charlottesville attack, Braswell decided to confront the home owner flying the Nazi Germany colors. Braswell pulls into the driveway of the home and gets out of her car while filming with her cell phone. A middle aged man named Joe Love walks to meet her as she asks, "Hey, what's up with the, uh, Nazi flag?" The man responds, "Who are you?" in a thick southern accent. Braswell repeats her question and the man responds in a defensive manner while avoiding an answer to her question.

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Spain detains German author Dogan Akhanli on Turkish warrant

http://www.dw.com/en/spain-detains-german-author-dogan-akhanli-on-turkish-warrant/a-40159684\

The 60-year-old German writer of Turkish origin was arrested around 8:30 a.m. local time at his hotel in the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday, the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported. Spanish police asked for Dogan Akhanli's ID card to confirm his identity before detaining him.

Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant for Akhanli with a so-called "Red Notice." His lawyer, Ilias Uyar, told Der Spiegel that he hasn't been granted access to his client and that the charges are unclear.

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‘He looked like my son’: Father pictured cradling Barcelona victims reveals how he risked his life

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/he-looked-like-my-son-father-pictured-cradling-barcelona-victims-reveals-how-he-risked-his-life/news-story/775d6320af1904e5b68981d4f657357f

A BRITISH father risked his own life to comfort a young victim of the Barcelona terror attack following the atrocity.

Without considering his own safety, Harry Athwal ran from the first floor restaurant where he was dining to the pavement and cradled a young boy who had been struck by the van.

He told The Mirror: “He was unconscious, his leg was bent the wrong way, there was blood coming out of his head, I knew it was more than blood.

“I was checking for a pulse and he didn’t have one.”

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Russia treating feminists as 'extremists' amid crackdown on dissent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-feminists-extremists-putin-crackdown-a7900906.html

Russia is treating feminists as extremists as part its crackdown on dissident voices, a human rights organisation has warned.

A group of women who travelled to the southwest of the country for a feminist gathering were questioned on two occasions and warned against carrying out “extremist activity”, according to Human Rights Watch.

Police broke into a cottage near Dzhubga, a village in Russia’s southern Black Sea region of Krasnodar, earllier this week and took five women to the police station, the group said.

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French fighter jet 'tracks' Jet2 flight on route to Birmingham

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-40987642

A passenger on board a plane flying from Spain to Birmingham has told of the "terrifying" moment holidaymakers realised their aircraft was being shadowed by a French fighter jet.

The Jet2 plane, travelling to the UK from Malaga, was joined in the skies by the jet for about 15 minutes on Friday.

Passenger Sarah Hatfield, said: "It was so close I could read the writing on its tail fin."

Carrier Jet2 said it was awaiting a response from the French air force.

Ms Hatfield, from Quarry Bank in the West Midlands, who was travelling with husband Ian and their 13-year-old daughter Emily, said: "Someone spotted the French jet and told the cabin crew, who I presume told the Jet2 pilots.

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Rapper Mystikal Charged with Rape Again in Louisiana

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6899-Rapper-Mystikal-Charged-with-Rape-Again-in-Louisiana

The once infamous rapper known as Mystikal was detained by the Shreveport Police Department on charges of rape.

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Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-security-idUSKCN1AZ0B7?il=0

Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large.

The Spanish government said it considered it had dismantled the cell behind Thursday's Barcelona rampage and an attack early on Friday in the Catalan seaside town of Cambrils.

Police arrested four people in connection with the attacks Barcelona and Cambrils, where a woman was killed when a car rammed passersby on Friday. Five attackers wearing fake explosive belts were also shot dead in the Catalan town.

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No gambling, sex please: China widens crackdown on overseas deals

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-odi-idUSKCN1AZ07H?il=0

A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and football teams around the world.

However, Chinese regulators also appear to have their eyes on two other lower-profile industries: gambling and sex.

China's cabinet on Friday issued rules on acquisitions abroad for the first time, possibly signaling a further slowing of the flood of money that has flowed overseas in recent years.

Investment in property, hotels, entertainment, sports clubs and film industries would be restricted as part of the new guidelines, which the cabinet said were aimed at defusing risks and preventing crime.

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lebanon-starts-offensive-clear-border-militants-49306587

Lebanon's U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country's border with Syria.

The long-awaited campaign aims to defeat IS in the group's border enclave and put an end to a terror threat that has loomed over Lebanon.

By the late afternoon Saturday, the army said it captured 30 square kilometers (12 square miles) and killed 20 IS militants. It said 10 Lebanese soldiers were wounded.

Simultaneously, the Syrian army and its ally, the Lebanese Hezbollah group, are pushing to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range. Hezbollah has been fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria since 2013.

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Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-ceasefire-idUSKCN1AZ0Q8

Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.

The Russian defense ministry said on Friday it had reached a ceasefire that took effect at 21.00 hrs Moscow time (1800 GMT) with Failaq al Rahman, the main Free Syrian Army (FSA) group fending off a two-month widescale Syrian army offensive in Jobar district and nearby town of Ain Tarma.

A spokesman for Failaq al Rahman said both Jobar, which lies some 2 km (1.2 miles) east of the Old City wall, and nearby Ain Tarma on the edge of Eastern Ghouta witnessed army strikes and shelling soon after the ceasefire went into effect.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Knife Attack in Russian City of Surgut

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6905-ISIS-Claims-Responsibility-for-Knife-Attack-in-Russian-City-of-Surgut

ISIS has just claimed responsibility for a knife stabbing attack in the Siberian city of Surgut in Russia that left eight people injured. The terror group’s Amaq news agency made the announcement.

The man behind the attack was fatally shot by the police after indiscriminately knifing people on Saturday morning.

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Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40978446

Two people have been killed and at least six others wounded in a stabbing in the south-western Finnish city of Turku.

Police shot the suspected attacker and arrested him. They say they know his identity, but have not disclosed it.

One of the victims, a woman, was stabbed several times in the neck on Friday. The victims were adults and three are in intensive care.

Police have raided a flat and made a number of arrests overnight.

"We are investigating what their role is in this. Whether they had something to do with this act, or if they were just involved with this person," detective superintendent Markus Laine told Finnish news agency SST.

The raided flat is in the Varissuo area of Turku, home to a large immigrant population.

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Spain attacks: One police officer killed four Cambrils suspects

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40979128

A lone police officer shot dead four of the five suspects who were in a car that was driven into pedestrians in the Spanish seaside town of Cambrils, it has emerged.

The occupants of the car had been wearing fake suicide vests and had knives and an axe, officials said.

Seven people were injured in the attack, one of whom later died.

It came hours after a van was driven into crowds in Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead and scores injured.

Police say the van driver, who fled the scene, could be among those killed in Cambrils, but this has not yet been confirmed.

"The investigation points in this direction," said Catalonian police official Josep Lluis Trapero, but there was no "concrete proof".

He added that, despite police training, it was "not easy" for the officer who had shot dead four of the five suspects.

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Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well

http://gcaptain.com/norway-arrests-greenpeace-ship-and-35-activists-during-protest-at-arctic-oil-well/

Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway’s northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said in a statement.

Greenpeace said the vessel and 35 activists were unlawfully detained after entering the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, halting drilling operations for the Songa Enabler semi-submersible. The ship, activists and crew members were all arrested by the Norwegian Coast Guard, the group said.

Greenpeace said it hopes the protest will send a message to the Norwegian government to stop oil drilling in the Arctic.

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Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/japan-launches-satellite-better-gps-system-071313047.html

Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.

An H-IIA rocket blasted off at about 2:30 pm (0530 GMT) from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The rocket successfully released the "Michibiki" No.3 satellite about 30 minutes after launching.

"The rocket flew as planned, and the agency confirmed that the Michibiki No.3 was released with no abnormalities 28 minutes and 37 seconds after the launch," an official statement said.

The launch was initially scheduled last week but was postponed due to a technical glitch

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Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40967309

Stephen Hawking has said he is worried about the future of the NHS, in a speech critical of government policy and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The Cambridge University scientist, who publicly backed Labour in the election, accused Mr Hunt of "cherry-picking" evidence to support his policies.

The 75-year-old also said he was concerned about the involvement of the private sector in the NHS in England.

But Mr Hunt said some of Mr Hawking's comments were "pernicious".

A statement released by the Department of Health after the text of the speech was given to the BBC in advance said extra money was being invested in the NHS and it had recently been ranked as a top-performing health system.

Prof Hawking, who has had motor neurone disease for most of his adult life that has impaired his movement and ability to speak, delivered the speech at a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, organised to air concerns about the future of the NHS.

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Mexican Drug Cartels using Drones to Smuggle Meth into US Busted by Border Patrol

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6900-Mexican-Drug-Cartels-using-Drones-to-Smuggle-Meth-into-US-Busted-by-Border-Patrol

Another day, another battle to protect America's borders on the front lines, such is the mantra for the United States Border Patrol.

Border Patrol Special Agents say that in San Diego a 25 year old man who was in possession of several pounds of methamphetamine was arrested by the San Diego Sector of the Border Patrol after they intercepted a drone that was observed flying over the border.

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Saudi coalition killed hundreds of children in Yemen, confidential UN report claims

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/un-saudi-arabia-military-operations-yemen-children-civilian-deaths-report-uk-us-unacceptable-a7900966.html

The Saudi military coalition – which receives logistical support, weapons and political backing from the US and UK – has been accused of killing hundreds of children in Yemen, according to a confidential UN report.

The report, which has yet to be made public and could still be changed, says that 51 per cent of all child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year were the result of the Saudi-led military operation. It says the deaths were “unacceptably high”. Saudi Arabia has insisted it is operating within international law.

“Attacks carried out by air caused over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 killed and 333 injured,” said the report, which was obtained by Reuters.

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Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40990083

A German-Turkish writer who is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Spain.

Dogan Akhanli, who has written extensively on human rights in Turkey, was detained at the request of Turkish authorities in the city of Granada.

German Green MP Volker Beck said the move was politically motivated and that he had requested that Mr Akhanli should not be extradited to Turkey.

It is unclear on what grounds the arrest warrant was issued.

The move, Mr Beck said, showed that President Erdogan was prepared to "extend his power beyond his country's borders" to "intimidate and pursue [his critics] around the world".

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Chinese traders are furious after UN sanctions cut off North Korean seafood supply

https://amp.businessinsider.com/ap-chinese-traders-furious-after-crackdown-on-n-korean-imports-2017-8

Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border trade.

Anger swept the city of Hunchun, home to hundreds of seafood processing plants, after Beijing began refusing entry Tuesday to trucks carrying tons of North Korean seafood. China announced Monday that it was cutting off imports of North Korean goods under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs.

But given China's often-lax history of sanctions enforcement, seafood traders were shocked as trucks began lining up at the border with customs officials ordering them to return the seafood to the North. Dozens of people from seafood companies took to the streets Wednesday, carrying red banners, in a rare display of public anger in a country where the government normally cracks down immediately on dissent.

"I have more than 30 workers and I asked them to all go home or find other jobs," said Song Min, who runs a fresh seafood business in Hunchun, and who was not involved in the protests.

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Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

https://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-nun-idINKCN1AZ0AN

Pakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honoured after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country.

Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. She is to be buried in her adopted homeland.

Mourners paid their last respects as Pfau's coffin was carried to the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre that she founded before being taken on to St. Patrick's Cathedral for the official service.

Pfau had been living in Pakistan since 1960, and her leprosy centre in Karachi was Pakistan's first hospital dedicated to treating the disease. She later opened treatment centres across the country.

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Chaos in Boston as “ Free Speech Rally “ Attacked by by Violent AnTiFa Communists

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6898-Chaos-in-Boston-as-Free-Speech-Rally-Attacked-by-by-Violent-AnTiFa-Communists

A “Free Speech Rally” planned to be held in Boston is terrorized by the Antifaschistische Aktion group and their Soros-funded counterparts in Black Lives Matter.

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Russia attack: Isis claims responsibility for stabbing rampage in Siberian city of Surgut

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/russia-attack-isis-claims-responsibility-stabbing-siberia-surgut-latest-a7902176.html

Isis has claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russia that injured eight people, the group's Amaq news agency has said.

A man was shot dead by police after knifing people apparently at random in the Siberian city of Surgut on Saturday morning.

Russian authorities earlier declined to comment on whether the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack and were said to be keeping an open mind about the attacker's motive.

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Instant Karma? Man who was Released from Alabama Jail for Sex Extortion Shot

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6904-Instant-Karma-Man-who-was-Released-from-Alabama-Jail-for-Sex-Extortion-Shot

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Boston Free Speech Rally Shouted Down by Counter-Protestors

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6906-Boston-Free-Speech-Rally-Shouted-Down-by-Counter-Protestors

The Boston free speech rally has ended early as thousands of counter-protestors made their presence known in the streets. Since Charlottesville, the rally had been billed another “white supremacist” march like the Unite the Right rally was colored, after the fact. No word yet if any arrests have been made. Chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, White Supremacy has got to go” amongst the counter-protestors who were involved in several physical altercations with police. No word yet if any arrests were made in association with the event.

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California Bill would Imprison Americans who Fail to Call Trannies by Pronouns

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6907-California-Bill-would-Imprison-Americans-who-Fail-to-Call-Trannies-by-Pronouns

The title is the best description possible for this disgusting reality, that if Healthcare employees fail to label a transgender person by their chosen pronouns they could face a year in prison.

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Hindu and Jewish women wed in 'UK's first interfaith lesbian marriage'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hindu-jewish-lesbian-interfaith-marriage-first-lgbt-women-kalavati-mistry-miriam-jefferson-leicester-a7896321.html

A Hindu woman and her Jewish soulmate have married in what is believed to be the UK's first interfaith lesbian wedding.

Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson met more than 20 years ago on a training course in America, and tied the knot on Saturday in a Hindu ceremony, wearing traditional red-and-white bridal colours.

Ms Mistry, 48, had kept her sexuality a secret for years and said it had been "very difficult for me as an Asian gay woman".

But her friends and family have been "welcoming and embracing" to Ms Jefferson since she revealed their relationship, she said, adding: "I hope many many gay people - no matter what religion or culture they're in - are in loving relationships."

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South Carolina Couple Charged with Homicide by Child Abuse of 4 Year Old

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6885-South-Carolina-Couple-Charged-with-Homicide-by-Child-Abuse-of-4-Year-Old

Upon arrival inside the hospital doctors and paramedics attempted to revive the child, who was unconscious when the two dastardly demons brought the four-year-old inside.

Contrary to the best efforts of the hospital's emergency medical staff and their efforts however the child was in cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead.

Doctors said the child appeared to have internal organ damage and bruising all over his poor body.

Sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Tyger Benton says the case was immediately recognized as suspicious and detectives began interviewing friends and family of the couple.

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Suspect in Florida Police Shooting Arrested

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6894-Suspect-in-Florida-Police-Shooting-Arrested

Florida authorities have already arrested the suspect behind the fatal shooting of a police officer and the serious wounding of another.

The suspect has been identified as Everett Miller. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said on Saturday that Miller was arrested several hours after the shootings late Friday in Kissimmee, a city south of Orlando.

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Federal Judge Sides With #UniteTheRight And Reinstates Charlottesville Permit

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6409-Federal-Judge-Sides-With-UniteTheRight-And-Reinstates-Charlottesville-Permit

Several other groups have permits at the rally such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, so this will likely become a spectacle unlike what's ever been seen in the White Civil Rights movement.

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Steve Bannon Has Been Fired by President Trump : Press F For Respects

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6850-Steve-Bannon-Has-Been-Fired-by-President-Trump-Press-F-For-Respects

In a shocking turn of events, although there has been whispers in Washington, President Donald J. Trump has fired Chief Adviser to the White House, Steve Bannon.

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Trump follows Barcelona response with debunked story of pig's blood executions

http://news.sky.com/story/trump-follows-barcelona-response-with-debunked-story-of-pigs-blood-executions-10993390

Donald Trump has come under fire after appearing to respond to the Barcelona attack with an untrue story about a US General who buried terrorists' bodies with pigs.

"Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught," the President of the United States tweeted on Thursday night, 45 minutes after condemning the attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona.

"There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!"

The tweet was reference to the story of US General John Pershing, who supposedly executed Islamist militants in the Philippines using bullets smeared with pig's blood.

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Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40957719

Chinese state media have released a propaganda video that lambasts India over a border dispute, sparking accusations of racism.

The English-language clip, accusing India of committing "sins", features a Chinese actor in a Sikh turban, speaking in a mock Indian accent.

Xinhua published the clip on Wednesday from a chat show discussing a border stand-off between the two countries.

It has been met with both bewilderment and anger in India, and amongst Sikhs.

Titled "7 Sins of India", the video stars female presenter, Dier Wang, who lists out China's grievances against India in the ongoing border dispute in the Doklam area, which borders China, India and Bhutan.

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Two Pennsylvania State Troopers Shot In Brutal Attack On Law Enforcement

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6895-Two-Pennsylvania-State-Troopers-Shot-In-Brutal-Attack-On-Law-Enforcement

America's law enforcement agencies are being targeted by ruthless criminals nationwide in what appears to be coordinated disregard for police officers.

In a brutal attack against two Pennsylvania State Troopers in Fayette County, which is just southeast of Pittsburgh, law enforcement say that two of their officers were shot during an attempted traffic stop.

Investigators from the Pennsylvania State Trooper’s office say that last night suspect was stopped for an outstanding warrant.

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Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President

Donald Trump said he’s disbanding two advisory groups of American business leaders, after CEOs quit this week as the president faced blowback for failing to sufficiently condemn white supremacists.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter, less than an hour after one of the groups was said to be planning to inform the White House that it would break up.

“Rather than putting pressure on the business people of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump said on Twitter.

His remarks were a reversal of what he said a day before, when he tweeted that he had plenty of CEOs who wanted to be on the panels to replace those who quit, and called the CEOs who left “grandstanders.”

more here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-ceo-strategy-council-is-said-to-be-disbanding-after-exodus

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Texas Barber Jerks Off During Kids' Haircuts

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6857-Texas-Barber-Jerks-Off-During-Kids-Haircuts

A barber in Texas has been arrested after a mother claimed that she found him masturbating and staring at her children.

Authorities have made a statement saying that the 32-year-old Jeremiah Siqueido kept taking numerous breaks while cutting the children's hair on August 16 in the 23000 block of Aldine Westfield Drive.

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Yes John McCain is a Traitor, and Yes his Great-Great Grandfather is tied to the Ku Klux Klan

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6834-Yes-John-McCain-is-a-Traitor-and-Yes-his-Great-Great-Grandfather-is-tied-to-the-Ku-Klux-Klan

McCain has made it a habit of slamming Trump on just about everything the President does or plans to do. His criticism this week proved little more than another barb from the self-appointed racially-righteous choir of politicians, entertainers, and athletes. But McCain doesn’t have such a squeaky-clean family lineage when it comes to maintaining the racial high ground.

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Man Goes on Stabbing Spree in a Russian City Surgut, Leaving 8 People Injured

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6886-Man-Goes-on-Stabbing-Spree-in-a-Russian-City-Surgut-Leaving-8-People-Injured

The Russian state-owned RIA Novosti agency also said that two people brought to the hospital are in critical condition. Five more people brought for treatment are in stable condition.

The indiscriminate stabbing incident happened at about 11:20 a.m. local time as reported by Russia Today.

Surgut is an oil-and-gas producing center 2,100 km northeast of Moscow with a population of about 320,000.

The government has yet to declare whether the incident is being considered as terror-related or identify a motive behind the incident. It has, however, called for calm over the incident, asking “citizens and media… to use reliable information in assessing the situation until all the circumstances are established.”

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Portsmouth Man Murdered Outside Convenience Store in VA

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6887-Portsmouth-Man-Murdered-Outside-Convenience-Store-in-VA

Police Dispatchers say that they received the emergency 911 call at around 7 PM after the fatal shooting happened in front of the door at the Essex Food Store on High Street.

"According to the caller, it appears that the victim had an injury possibly a gunshot wound. The medics arrived, they did find an adult male lying on the ground. The medics did what they could, but pronounced him dead at the scene," said Detective Misty Holley.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene but the suspect had already fled, and law enforcement needs your help in identifying the killer.

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#Turku #Finland Knife Attacker Stabs Multiple People In Terrorist Attack

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6847-Turku-Finland-Knife-Attacker-Stabs-Multiple-People-In-Terrorist-Attack

Finnish police have shot a terrorist who stabbed several people in a market square in the south west city of Turku

At least one person was seen lying on the ground at Turku’s Puutori market square and others were reported to be hurt, according to local Finnish media.

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Massive Manhunt Underway For Fifth Barcelona Attacker In Europe

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6884-Massive-Manhunt-Underway-For-Fifth-Barcelona-Attacker-In-Europe

Officials believe it is possible the attackers were inspired by the London Bridge attack in June of this year. The attack enfolded when Moussa Oukabir and his hour associates drove a van at high speed down the crowded Las Ramblas streets bobbing and weaving to hit as many pedestrians as possible. 13 people were left dead and more than 100 were injured after the horrifying attack. Among the victims are citizens from over 30 different countries including the United States and France.

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Maxine Waters Accuses Ben Carson of Being ‘White-Wing Nationalist’

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6849-Maxine-Waters-Accuses-Ben-Carson-of-Being-White-Wing-Nationalist

Maxine Waters has been on a rant complaining that there is uncertainty resulting from Trumps administration. She launched into Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and HUD Secretary Ben Carson having appeared before the Los Angeles Community Review Board.

Waters said, “Mr. Mnuchin, who is the Treasury Secretary, who is responsible for over 36,000 foreclosures in this area, is now the Secretary of the Treasury,” repeating herself. “Standing next to him just yesterday, or day before yesterday, I’m getting these days mixed up,” the 79-year-old California congresswoman said.

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Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-idUSKCN1AX1PO

The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.

More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said.

Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province.

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CIA ‘warned Spanish police terrorists could target Las Ramblas’ two months ago Read more: http://m

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/17/cia-warned-spanish-police-terrorists-could-target-las-ramblas-two-months-ago-6860871/

The CIA essentially predicted the Barcelona terror attack and warned local police that Las Ramblas could be targeted, it has emerged.

The American intelligence service warned Catalan police two months ago that a terror attack was possible, El Periodico reported.

It followed a string of attacks in Europe where terrorists used vehicles to mow down pedestrians, such as in Nice and Berlin last year and in the London Bridge attack in June.

El Periodico said: ‘The CIA warned the Mossos (local police) two months ago that Barcelona, ​​and in particular the Rambla, could be the scene of a terrorist attack like the one that occurred this afternoon.’

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Historic Abraham Lincoln Statue Burned By Disgusting Communists in Chicago

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6821-Historic-Abraham-Lincoln-Statue-Burned-By-Disgusting-Communists-in-Chicago

I have a message for you Shane, you Communist scumbag : Those depictions are meant to show Abraham Lincoln rescuing an oppressed people from their tired chains and impoverished life. You're disgusting.

No matter how many statues you pull down, you can't change the past. No matter how many books you burn, you cannot stop the spreading the seed of knowledge, and no matter how many times you call white people bigots or Nazis, you cannot take away the fact that millions fought and died during the Civil War to enact a more perfect Union.

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NYC MAYOR AIMS TO REMOVE NAZI COLLABORATOR PLAQUE

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-Mayor-to-remove-Nazi-collaborator-plaque-from-city-street-uncovered-by-Post-502673

New York City’s mayor said he would seek to remove the plaque honoring Nazi collaborator and marshal of France Philippe Pétain, whose existence in downtown Manhattan was exposed by The Jerusalem Post in a story published in May.

The plaque, installed in 2004, is embedded on a sidewalk as part of New York’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Broadway, having been placed there to commemorate Pétain’s 1931 ticker-tape parade in the city, which he earned for defending his country during the WWI. But Petain went on in 1940 to head France’s Vichy government, which collaborated with Nazi Germany and was responsible for deporting more than 10,000 Jews to concentration camps under Hitler’s regime.

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Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40965581

Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say.

The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a "jihadist attack".

Two people have been arrested, but police say neither was the driver, who fled on foot.

The van had been rented in the city, officials said.

Police have confirmed that a man who drove into police officers at a checkpoint in another part of Barcelona was shot dead by officers, but there is no evidence that he was connected to the attack in Las Ramblas.

They also say one person was killed on Wednesday night in an explosion at a house outside Barcelona. They believe this incident is connected with the attack.

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10-Year-Old Delivers Baby Brother Saving His And Mother's Life

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6816-10-Year-Old-Delivers-Baby-Brother-Saving-His-And-Mother-s-Life

She was bleeding out and the baby wasn't breathing. Fontenot's mother describes what he did next, "When he got to the bathroom, he just took a deep breath and said, 'ok, Mom, just tell me what I need to do.' He didn't look scared, he looked calm and brave and I said 'ok, I'm going to tell you what to do and we need to get your brother out as fast as possible because he's breached and he can't breathe.' " Jayden quickly ran into the families kitchen and retrieved a nasal aspirator to clear the fluid from his baby brother's nose.

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Two Dead Missouri Women Linked to One Suspect

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6795-Two-Dead-Missouri-Women-Linked-to-One-Suspect

Remains found in Kansas City, Missouri have been confirmed to belong to a missing 17-year-old named Kara Kopetsky. The missing girl is part of a 10-year long mystery that began when the teen left her school and was never seen again. Belton police where Kopetsky lived said in a statement that the remains have been confirmed as beloning to Kara Kopetsky by a DNA test conducted by the FBI. The bones were found along with one other set in Cass County last April. Kopetsky left her High School on May 4, 2007 never to be found until her remains were confirmed today.

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Lithuania extradites man who allegedly conned Facebook and Google out of $100 million to U.S.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/lithuanian-man-extradited-u-s-100m-facebook-google-scam-article-1.3420384

A Lithuanian man accused of conning Facebook and Google out of some $100 million has been extradited to the U.S., authorities said.

Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was collared in his home country in March 2017 for the alleged email-based scam targeting the tech titans.

Rimasauskas was brought to the New York City area Wednesday night, officials said. The Vilnius native faces charges of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office did not name the companies in the charging papers, but they’re mentioned in a Lithuanian court document.

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Scientists foresee Russian gene therapy for HIV cure may be registered in 5-10 years

http://tass.com/science/960767

A Russian gene therapy drug for individuals infected with HIV called Dinavir is undergoing pre-clinical trials, and the drug has already proved its efficiency on cells. The pre-clinical tests on animal models, clinical trials and the registration procedure may take up to 10 years, senior research fellow at the Epidemiology Central Research Institute of Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Service on Surveillance for Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-Being) Dina Glazkova told TASS.

"This is not about the next year, but rather in five years, at the earliest. It takes up to 10 years on the average," she said.

Glazkova reiterated that the registration is made after the clinical trials. "Again, the clinical trials are costly, and the drug production is costly as well," the scientist added.

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CloudFlare Cries out in Pain as it Censors You

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6815-CloudFlare-Cries-out-in-Pain-as-it-Censors-You

It’s interesting that CloudFlare doesn’t name the purported “vigilante hackers” or provide any evidence that Stormer had claimed an ideological alliance with CF.

It is, however, true, that Quartz and others had put a lot of pressure on the company who may not have been able to survive the media onslaught. It’s tough days for free speech these days, Nazi or not.

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Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s IT Tech Indicted Today, Convenient Terror Distraction?

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6817-Imran-Awan-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz-s-IT-Tech-Indicted-Today-Convenient-Terror-Distraction

37-year-old Imran Awan and his wife 33-year-old Hina Alvin were both indicted on conspiracy to commit bank fraud, false statements on a loan or credit application and unlawful monetary transactions, bank fraud, making false statements on a loan or credit application, and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.

The indictment which was returned by a Federal Grand Jury in Washington, DC alluded to the following:

Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvin both unlawfully conspired to obtain home equity lines of credit on various rental properties that weren’t actually residences they lived inside of, which is a crime.

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Overnight fire at Burlington church considered suspicious

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7504789-overnight-fire-at-burlington-church-considered-suspicious/

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Halton police are investigating a suspicious fire that heavily damaged a more than 120-year-old church in northeast Burlington.

Burlington Fire was called to the Trinity Baptist Church at 4372 Appleby Line, just north of No. 2 Sideroad, around 1:18 a.m.

The first crews on scene saw visible flames in the southwest corner of the building that eventually extended up the wall and got into the attic, destroying the roof, said Deputy Fire Chief Ross Monteith.

No one was injured, but the original church building, built in 1890, was heavily damaged by the fire. Monteith said it was difficult for firefighters to navigate inside the old, tall building and at a certain point they had to refocus their efforts on saving the newer additions to the church, which escaped unscathed.

It's too early to know what caused the blaze or the dollar loss. However, Monteith said damage is likely in excess of $500,000.

Halton police spokesperson Sgt. Dana Nicholas confirmed the fire is considered suspicious.

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Nationwide Jury Duty Scam for Profit Ran by Georgia Inmates

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6814-Nationwide-Jury-Duty-Scam-for-Profit-Ran-by-Georgia-Inmates

The Metro Area Crime Center of Jefferson County states that the two inmates were the lead operators behind a jury duty scam in which targeted multiple innocent victims in multiple regions.

Investigators allege that the departments of Hoover police, Vestavia police, and Trussville police, as well as agents from the United States Secret Service, all worked on this investigation.

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First Lady Melania Trump Tweets Her Sympathies to Barcelona Attack Victims

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6788-First-Lady-Melania-Trump-Tweets-Her-Sympathies-to-Barcelona-Attack-Victims

First Lady Melania Trump quickly took to Twitter to express her sympathies to those affected by the van hitting crowds in Barcelona, Spain. Melania wrote on her @FLOTUS account a simple, sincere message: “Thoughts and prayers to #Barcelona.”

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Japan to deploy new land-based missile defense system

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Japan-to-deploy-new-land-based-missile-defense-system

Japan is planning to deploy a new U.S.-developed ground-based missile defense system.

The Defense Ministry is to provisionally request that the fiscal 2018 budget cover planning costs for installing the Aegis Ashore system, according to a ministry official. "We are being urged to enhance our capabilities to continually protect the entirety of Japan from the threat of a missile attack," the official said.

The move comes with North Korea making both threats and rapid advances in its ballistic missile program. On Aug. 10, Pyongyang said it would target the waters around Guam with its missiles. The U.S. has an important military installation on the Pacific island that allows long-range bombers to take off and project power into Asia.

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North Carolina Guv Calls For Removal Of Confederate Statues From State Land Fairydetox http://fairyd

http://fairydetox.org/2017/08/18/north-carolina-guv-calls-for-removal-of-confederate-statues.html

Takiyah Fatima Thompson, the 22 year old woman who climbed the confederate statue in Durham, slipped a noose around the neck and helped toppled it, has been arrested by Durham deputies and charged with two misdemeanors and two felonies, CBS North Carolina reports. Thompson was among a group of protesters who pulled down the Confederate Soldiers Monument on Monday. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that nobody is getting away with damaging the Confederate statue.

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Total Eclipse on Monday, 21 August – What are your plans?

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2017/08/total-eclipse-on-monday-21-august-what-are-your-plans/

The Eclipse will take place 54 days before the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima… the length of a 54 Day Novena.

Also, because a total eclipse can only take place during a New Moon, 21 August will also be the 3rd New Moon of the season, which only occurs every 33 years. The last time an total eclipse occurred on the 3rd New Moon was 99 years ago in 1918, which was also the last time the path of a total eclipse crossed the continent from coast to coast.

The next total will be in 2024. HERE It’s path will intersect with this year’s eclipse’s path near the legendary New Madrid fault… which probably means nothing. Unless it does. After all, in 1812 when that fault decided to do something, the Mississippi ran backwards for a bit and temporary waterfalls formed.

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Barcelona was a 'Copycat' of Charlottesville

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6798-CNN-s-Wolf-Blitzer-Barcelona-was-a-Copycat-of-Charlottesville

In a speculative remark, Wolf Blitzer of CNN, stated Thursday that there will likely be questions about whether the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain this morning is a "copycat" of the terror attack in Charlottesville, Virgina. The attack in Charlottesville, Virginia was perpetrated by a white supremacist and involved the man driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters. Early Thursday morning, a similar attack occurred in Barcelona, Spain where a terrorist drove his van into dozens of people on a crowded public roadway that is considered a tourist hot spot.

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Syrian army finds UK and US chemical agents at depots captured from terrorists More: http://tass.

http://tass.com/defense/960607

Chemical agents found at arms depots abandoned by militants suggest they were delivered to terrorists in Syria from the United States and the United Kingdom, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said at a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday.

"All the special means that have been found include hand grenades and rocket projectiles for grenade launchers, which are supplied with CS and CN irritant agents [they are shown in transparencies]. The discovered chemical munitions shown in the transparency were produced by Federal Laboratories on the US territory. And the chemical agents were produced by Cherming Defence UK and NonLethal Technologies (the USA)," Mekdad said.

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Japan to install land-based missile defense Aegis Ashore

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/08/17/Japan-to-install-land-based-missile-defense-Aegis-Ashore/8101502971492/

Japan is planning to deploy a land-based Aegis missile defense system to counter North Korea's growing missile provocations.

Tokyo, wary of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development programs, said Japan must now contend with "a new level of threat," Kyodo News reported Thursday.

The decision to deploy a land-based component of a missile interceptor system, the Aegis Ashore, had been made in June.

Plans are being expedited following two tests of what North Korea has claimed is its intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14.

Japan's new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono are to explain the strategy to their U.S. counterparts on Thursday, according to the Japanese news service.

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Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide as search intensifies

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKCN1AX1H7-OZATP

Soldiers and volunteers with shovels and pickaxes dug through the perilous site of a mudslide in Sierra Leone on Thursday in search of hundreds of bodies believed still buried days after the disaster.

Approximately 600 people are missing after a torrent of mud on Monday swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, the Red Cross said, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory. Around 400 bodies have been found.

Aid agencies warned that corpses trapped in the mud are likely to contaminate water sources and cause outbreaks of disease, but continuous rain has made the search difficult and dangerous.

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China’s secret threat to Australia’s Antarctic claim, report reveals

http://www.news.com.au/world/chinas-secret-threat-to-australias-antarctic-claim-report-reveals/news-story/d88ca4389f7d621f5b50d529954de68d

AUSTRALIA must wise up to secret Chinese military activities and the threat of a land grab for resources in Antarctica, a report warns.

Research from defence think tank the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says Australia’s leadership role is being eroded because of long-term under-investment at a time when other countries are expanding their presence and influence in the region.

“China has conducted undeclared military activities in Antarctica, is building up a case for a territorial claim, and is engaging in minerals exploration there,” the report says.

“The calculation that the Australian government has long made in short-changing Antarctic affairs in order to boost activities up north is looking increasingly risky.” China has ceased being a minor player in the polar regions and is becoming a major actor as a result of a huge budget increase in the past decade.

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Antifa Desecrate Atlanta Peace Monument Meant to Champion Unity

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6793-Antifa-Desecrate-Atlanta-Peace-Monument-Meant-to-Champion-Unity

The liberals, Democrats and antifas were quick to condemn the chaos and violence that marred the white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend and put all the blame on the racism and hatred of all those lumped together for being on the “opposite” side of their beliefs. Odd, if not ironic, then that their succeeding declarations and actions still in reaction to the Charlottesville incident are centered on, and full of, well, hatred. And with hatred comes blunders, ignorance and their own humiliation.

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South Korea’s Moon Confident There’ll Be No War With North

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/south-korea-s-moon-confident-there-ll-be-no-war-n793416

In a sharp contrast to the bellicose language coming from President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the leader of South Korea said Thursday he was confident there would be no conflict with North Korea.

"The people worked together to rebuild the country from the Korean War, and we cannot lose everything again because of a war," President Moon Jae-in said in a nationally televised news conference, translated by The Associated Press. "I can confidently say there will not be a war again on the Korean Peninsula."

Over the last ten days, Pyongyang has threatened to fire missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, and Trump promised to visit "fire" and "fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S., before warning his military was "locked and loaded" and ready for battle.

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Malala Yousafzai gets place at Oxford University

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/malala-yousafzai-wins-place-oxford-university-092007607.html

Malala Yousafzai has said she is “so excited” after gaining a place at the University of Oxford.

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who narrowly avoided death in 2012 after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban for her outspoken campaigning over girls’ rights to an education, tweeted a screenshot of the confirmation that she will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

She previously told a conference she had received an offer, which was conditional of achieving three As at A-Level, but did not reveal the institution.

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South African conservationist shot and killed in Tanzania

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/south-african-conservationist-shot-killed-tanzania-49275277

A U.S.-based conservation group says its South African co-founder has been shot and killed in Tanzania.

The PAMS Foundation said Thursday on Facebook that Wayne Lotter was killed Wednesday night in the Masa-ki district of Dar es Salaam. It says Tanzanian police are investigating.

The foundation says Lotter helped to train thousands of game scouts throughout Tanzania and developed an "intelligence-based approach" to anti-poaching that has had success in countering wildlife trafficking there. It says he is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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One Suspect Arrested In Barcelona Terror Attack

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/live-updates-barcelona-police-say-las-ramblas-van-incident-terrorist-attack-1738888

A number of people were injured when a van rammed into a crowd of pedestrians on Barcelona's iconic Las Ramblas on Thursday, police said. Local media said at least two people have died. "Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries," a statement from the police said. The area around the incident was cordoned off, with several ambulances and police vehicles on the scene, an AFP correspondent said. The famous Las Ramblas boulevard is one of Barcelona's busiest streets, normally thronged with tourists and street performers until well into the night. Police announced the incident was a terror attack. vehicles have been used as weapons in several terror attacks in Europe in recent years.

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North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40959785

A military response to North Korea would be "horrific" but remains an option, the top military adviser to US President Donald Trump says.

Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments while visiting China.

He was responding to remarks by a top Trump aide ruling out military action over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Tensions have flared between the US and North Korea after Pyongyang made advances in its missile testing.

Mr Trump has warned the North that it faces "fire and fury", while Pyongyang has threatened to strike the American territory of Guam.

But the sharp rhetoric of last week has since softened, with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un putting the Guam plans on hold - a move praised by President Trump.

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After Jordan, Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/16/after-jordan-lebanon-repeals-marry-rapist-law.html

Lebanon's parliament has abolished a controversial article that allowed rapists to escape prison by marrying their victims.

Wednesday's move by the legislature follows years of campaigning against articles dealing with violence against women. The law had been in place since the late 1940s.

Earlier in August, Jordan's parliament repealed a similar law.

The Lebanese law stated that rapists are punishable by up to seven years in prison. If the rape victim is a person with a special need, physical or mental, the penalty was increased. Article 522 added that if the violator marries his victim, criminal prosecution is suspended.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Barcelona terror attacks that killed 14

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/17/van-hits-crowd-barcelona/576176001/

white van that plowed through a pedestrian walkway in a trendy tourist spot, killing 13, and an explosion at a private house are both believed to be the work of a terrorist cell targeting points in Spain, authorities said Thursday.

The van attack happened in the popular Las Ramblas tourist district, injuring at least 100 others in addition to those who were killed. It's the latest in a chilling trend of vehicular terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how.

Vehicles have been used to plow into pedestrians in the United Kingdom twice this year, including a June attack on London Bridge that killed eight people and a March attack on Westminster Bridge where four pedestrians and one police officer were killed. In late December, a truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 50 others.

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Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40957255

The leader of Australia's far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation's Senate.

Pauline Hanson's entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia.

Government minister George Brandis condemned Ms Hanson's stunt and "counselled and cautioned" her against causing offence to religious groups.

Mr Brandis received a standing applause from opposition parties.

In an emotional speech, Mr Brandis said Ms Hanson's actions risked alienating approximately 500,000 Australians who adhered to the Islamic faith.

"To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments, is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you reflect on what you have done," said Mr Brandis, who is Australia's attorney-general.

He added: "No, Senator Hanson, we will not ban the burka."

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ISIS in your inbox: Terror group rolls out email subscription service

http://www.foreigndesknews.com/world/middle-east/isis-inbox-terror-group-rolls-email-subscription-service/

In its latest attempts to push propaganda and news updates, the Islamic State announced Tuesday it is offering a new email subscription service with the latest from the Caliphate in Syria and Iraq as well as from global strongholds such as the Philippines and Yemen.

As coalition efforts against ISIS have intensified in recent months, technology companies have stepped up the online battle against the terror group with social media and cloud hosting companies deleting hundreds of thousands of accounts and propaganda content from the web.

ISIS tech mavens responded by rolling out a new email subscription service, offering push email notifications and breaking news updates on the group’s latest operations.

With a signup link on its multiple “Nashir News” channels on the Telegram app, they prompt users to enter an email address and press a subscribe button. The user is then notified to click on a confirmation email within seven hours of receipt, warning users that confirmation emails will likely end up in the spam box.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for six months

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40957422

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has been jailed for six months for taking part in the 2014 pro-democracy protests.

He was tried and found guilty of unlawful assembly last year, and sentenced to community service.

But in an unusual move the Hong Kong government appealed the sentence, arguing it was too lenient.

The sentence means he cannot stand for local elections in the next five years. Two other student leaders, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, were also jailed.

Law was sentenced to eight months in prison, while Chow received a seven-month sentence.

The BBC's Juliana Liu in Hong Kong says rights groups have criticised the Hong Kong government, saying the appeals were political decisions intended to deter future protests and to keep young people out of elected politics.

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NC Predator Pulling Kids Over Preschool Fence

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6781-NC-Predator-Pulling-Kids-Over-Preschool-Fence

A North Carolina man attempted to kidnap two preschool students shortly after noon on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. He would have succeeded with his sinister intentions if not for the timely and decisive interventions of teachers and officers.

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Woman Banned from US After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Phone

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywwvxm/woman-banned-from-us-after-border-agent-finds-proof-of-drug-use-on-phone

A British Columbia woman was issued a lifetime ban at the US border after officials found an email with her doctor about a fentanyl overdose she survived a year ago.

Chelsea, 28, whose last name is being withheld due to fears that it could affect future employment, answered a series of questions about drug use while attempting to cross the Washington-British Columbia border. She said her phone, which didn't have a password, was searched for about two hours. During questioning after her phone was searched, she admitted to using illegal drugs before, including cocaine.

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Theresa May rejects appeal from 9/11 survivors to release suppressed Saudi Arabia terror report

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-saudi-arabia-report-911-survivors-reject-terrorism-latest-complicity-a7898816.html

Theresa May has rejected an appeal from survivors of the 9/11 attacks to make public a suppressed report into the role of Saudi Arabia in funding Islamist extremism in the UK.

Earlier this summer, the British government announced it had decided not to publish the information, citing national security reasons and the “vast amount of personal information” it contained.

Among those calling for Ms May to make public the report, which was commissioned by her predecessor, David Cameron, was a US group of survivors of the 9/11 attacks and relatives of some of the almost 3,000 people who were killed.

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Pardon Deal for Assange

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6800-Pardon-Deal-for-Assange

On Wednesday, California Representative Dana Rohrabacher met with Julian Assange personally, to in an effort to obtain any potential information about the source of a leak of Democratic officials’ emails.

The case has long been embroiled in controversy, with millions of Americans believing that Seth Rich, infamous Bernie Campaign insider and DNC employee, was murdered for passing the truth to Wikileaks.

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Antifa Admits Attack on CBS6 Journalist

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6786-Antifa-Admits-Attack-on-CBS6-Journalist

Remember when Donald Trump shared a humorous gif and CNN got all up in arms about how it would “inspire violence against reporters” from conservatives and the right wing? Well, turns out it was Antifa in Richmond that drew first blood and a CBS6 reporter has now been treated for a serious concussion which required stitches.

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Georgia Judge Tenders Resignation After Calling Charlottesville Protesters "Snowflakes"

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6794-Georgia-Judge-Tenders-Resignation-After-Calling-Charlottesville-Protesters-Snowflakes

After an inflammatory post Facebook, Gwinnett County Judge Jim Hinkle has resigned on Wednesday after criticizing protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Judge Blum, another judge who worked with Hinkle, said in a statement, "For 14 years, Judge Hinkle has dutifully served this court. He is a lifelong public servant and former Marine. However, he has acknowledged that his statements on social media have disrupted the mission of this Court, which is to provide justice for all."

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'Worrying trend' of freedom of the press in the UK as country ranks 40 in latest Reporters Without B

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-press-freedom-index-2017-reporters-without-borders-uk-freedom-information-a7893211.html

A "heavy handed approach" often in the name of national security has seen the UK slip in the rankings of countries with the world's freest press, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders.

Scandinavian countries have the freest press in the world, the non governmental organisation said in its World Press Freedom Index 2017, while the UK is slipping onto "a worrying trend", it said.

It added that only 16 countries in the world were rated as "good" this year.

At the top of the list, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark lead the way followed by the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Jamaica, Belgium and Iceland.

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President Trump on General Pershing: Media wants to Emasculate, While Trump wants to Motivate

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6797-President-Trump-on-General-Pershing-Media-wants-to-Emasculate-While-Trump-wants-to-Motivate

The nonstop barrage of Radical Islamic Terror and the weak response from European leadership only underscores that the media is incorrect and cowardly along with the leadership of European states that have allowed the bloodshed to continue in a genocide of native peoples.

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Toxicology Report Reveals Tiger Woods On 5 Prescription Medications At Time Of Arrest

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6600-Toxicology-Report-Reveals-Tiger-Woods-On-5-Prescription-Medications-At-Time-Of-Arrest

Mr. Woods can be seen in a dash cam video looking confused while officers conduct sobriety tests. Ultimately, Florida officers take the golf champion to jail for DUI where presumably a blood sample was drawn.

The toxicology report found Mr. Woods to be on Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC at the time of his arrest. The FDA warns against mixing several of these medications and warns against operating a motor vehicle while on them. The golf phenomenon has undergone numerous back surgeries with the most recent being in April and has suffered from back pain and insomnia for years.

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22-Year-Old Florida Woman Drunkenly Bites Fishing Line, Swims Away with Lure

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6796-22-Year-Old-Florida-Woman-Drunkenly-Bites-Fishing-Line-Swims-Away-with-Lure

Police in Florida have reported of an incident that left a fisherman astounded after he caught an intoxicated 22-year-old woman instead of a prized fish.

Police authorities were alerted of the incident which was taking place at the St. Johns County Pier at 6 p.m. after a fisherman said a woman bit his fishing line and swam off with his lure, Action News Jax reported.

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Video Breaking: Terrorism Strikes Barcelona

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6783-Video-Breaking-Terrorism-Strikes-Barcelona

A van has crashed in Barcelona, striking people in a sidewalk, this has left a number of pedestrians’ along the iconic Las Ramblas tourist hotspot.

The van driver managed to flee as reported by local reports. Photos and footage taken by eyewitnesses from the scene show a huge emergency response after the smash on the iconic spot.

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Baltimore ‘Quietly’ Takes Down Four Confederate Statues After Charlottesville

Onlookers cheered early Wednesday as crews carted away Confederate monuments in Baltimore, where city leaders vowed to remove the four that reside on public property following this weekend's deadly violence in Virginia.

But while Baltimore's decision came "quickly and quietly" — as Mayor Catherine Pugh later told reporters — she couldn't immediately say what's in store for the statues themselves.

For some communities, there remains the struggle of what to do next.

more here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/baltimore-takes-down-four-confederate-statues-after-charlottesville-violence-n793101

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Road Disasters Caused By Drugged Driving Increasing at Alarming Levels

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6785-Road-Disasters-Caused-By-Drugged-Driving-Increasing-at-Alarming-Levels

Car crashes caused by drivers who have overdosed are increasing in alarming numbers that cases of such are fast becoming commonplace, according to authorities. So much so that rescue crews have gotten so used to automatically administering the antidote, naloxene, to any unresponsive driver they encounter at an accident scene even before establishing if they overdosed on drugs or lost consciousness for other reasons.

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Polanski Faces Fresh Accusation of Sex Attack on Minor

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6731-Polanski-Faces-Fresh-Accusation-of-Sex-Attack-on-Minor

Roman Polanski has been accused of sexual assault by a third woman who came forward on Tuesday. The woman claims that Polanski assaulted her when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for another rape incident.

In a statement that she made to a news conference in Los Angeles, the woman, who was identified as Robin, claimed that she was sexually victimized at the age of 16-years by the legendary French-Polish film director.

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Hostages in Barcelona

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6784-Hostages-in-Barcelona

Several people have been run over in a van attack in Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, Spain. The police are reporting this is a terrorist attack. The driver immediately fled on foot and reports are coming in of armed men holed up in a Turkish restaurant. Hostages have been taken. Metro and Railway stations in the area are closed and people are warned to stay away from Placa Catalunya.

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Who is Hope Hicks?

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6735-Who-is-Hope-Hicks

President Trump Selects Hope Hicks as White House Interim Communications Director

President Trump has chosen longtime aide and confidant Hope Hicks to replace Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director.

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The Daily Stormer Is Back on the Web Under a Russian Domain

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6741-The-Daily-Stormer-Is-Back-on-the-Web-Under-a-Russian-Domain

The white supremacist news site DailyStormer.com is back after its host GoDaddy removed it earlier this week following the Charlottesville, Va. Chaos, and after Google also banned it from their web services. DailyStormer is back on the internet under a Russian web domain.

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Ohio Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Allowing Kids to Use LSD in Her Home

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6778-Ohio-Elementary-School-Teacher-Arrested-for-Allowing-Kids-to-Use-LSD-in-Her-Home

While Panzeca remains free on bond currently she's not to have any contact with minor children and must submit to random drug screens until trial.

Prosecutors say that Panzeca’s fifteen-year-old son was responsible for trafficking LSD to at least 20 high school students. He is currently being detained in a juvenile detention center on felony drug charges.

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In New York Insurance Companies can now be Penalized for Denying Healthcare to a Tranny

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6772-In-New-York-Insurance-Companies-can-now-be-Penalized-for-Denying-Healthcare-to-a-Tranny

The Department of Financial Services instructed insurers within New York state lines in an official letter to take reasonable steps including their offices requesting additional information to determine if an individual is eligible for services prior to denying a claim.

The department said that has received multiple reports that various insurance companies are supposedly denying claims made by transgender individuals because the gender they identify with does not match the gender of people who typically receive certain medical services.

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Suspected California Car Thief Climbed a Crane and Falls 160 Feet to His Death

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6775-Suspected-California-Car-Thief-Climbed-a-Crane-and-Falls-160-Feet-to-His-Death

The suspect, who engaged the police in an hours standoff, is yet to be identified, he spent hours perched on the ledge of a loading crane over the Port of Los Angeles in California on Wednesday while crisis negotiators and a SWAT team tried to approach him.

The man decided to strip off his clothes and he could be seen stretching, doing handstands, and dancing on the crane before he plunged to his death and plunged on a ship at 9:20 pm.

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South Carolina Pedophile Had 8,906 ‘Sadistic, Masochistic, and Violent’ Child Porn Images Of Infants

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6779-South-Carolina-Pedophile-Had-8-906-Sadistic-Masochistic-and-Violent-Child-Porn-Images-Of-Infants

Another disgusting pedophile is now going to prison for 82 months (not long enough) after police say they found a trove of Child Pornography in his possession.

36 year old Scott Michael Linnell, of Greer, was sentenced in Greenville on charges of possession of child pornography, according to United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina Beth Drake.

Prosecutors stated at the disgusting pedophile’s change of plea hearing earlier this week that on March 10th of 2015,

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Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor says she fears for her life, will keep fighting

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-ortega-idUSKBN1AQ2DH?il=0

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor said on Thursday she fears for her life and is on the run, but will keep fighting for democracy and freedom in the country after being fired by a controversial new legislative superbody.

Luisa Ortega, who broke with President Nicolas Maduro in late March and became a vocal critic of his unpopular leftist government, spoke to Reuters at a secret location in Caracas after being fired by the constituent assembly on Saturday.

The pro-government Supreme Court has also said that a trial could begin against her but she has not formally been charged.

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KKK’s Application to Burn a Cross On Mountaintop Rejected

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6776-KKK-s-Application-to-Burn-a-Cross-On-Mountaintop-Rejected

Bankhead said the results may have turned differently had KKK not asked for a cross to be burned. He said the association asked for a legal advice before they came out with their decision to deny the request for a permit by the KKK.

Bankhead admitted, though, that “We don’t want them here. But we do understand their right to free speech.”

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Fatal Combo: Fentanyl and Heroin Overdose Cause of 13-Year-Old Boy’s Death

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6777-Fatal-Combo-Fentanyl-and-Heroin-Overdose-Cause-of-13-Year-Old-Boy-s-Death

Lund wrote in a Facebook post: “Anyone, anyone who has any information on where he got it, please, please, please contact me or Chief Leusner or (any) of the officers of the Middle Township Police Department. Whoever is supplying these babies with drugs, needs to be stopped! My heart is broken, shattered into a million pieces.”

Weiner, a student at the Middle Township Middle School, was found unresponsive in bed on June 4 in a Rio Grande home. His mother said Weiner had been bullied in school weeks before his shocking death. Weiner was part of his school’s wrestling team and was also a Cub Scout. Lund pointed to her son’s “unusual behavior” in school weeks prior to his death. She also shared that they discovered that Weiner had been inflicting harm on himself by cutting. Lund said that stories of bullying, with Weiner's victim, then started coming out in her son’s school.

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Venezuela: Soldiers Begging For Food in Guyana, Zoo Animals being Eaten

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6767-Venezuela-Soldiers-Begging-For-Food-in-Guyana-Zoo-Animals-being-Eaten

Armed and in uniform, a group of Veneauelan soldiers were caught begging for food in neighboring Guyana according to local police.

The socialist country has collapsed into economic chaos. Chronic food shortages have left millions seeking food anywhere they can find it, including in trash cans and dumpsters.

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Soil microbiome unaffected by National Mall turf restoration

New research suggests the soil microbiome on the National Mall was mostly unaltered by the recent multiyear turf restoration project.

Last year, the final stages of the equivalent of a massive skin graft were completed on the National Mall.

By the end of the last decade, the nation's most famous grass corridor – sandwiched by Smithsonian museums and bookended by the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument – was in decay. It was too late for traditional lawn care methods. A full restoration was in order and dying turf was removed on a section-by-section basis. The soil was reengineered and fresh, healthy sod was shipped in from New Jersey.

The years-long effort offered scientists with the USDA's Agriculture Research Service a chance to study microbial communities in National Mall's soil.

more here:

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/08/16/Soil-microbiome-unaffected-by-National-Mall-turf-restoration/5041502899790/

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Florida Woman Arrested for Snorting Cocaine while In Line to Pick Up Child at School

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6773-Florida-Woman-Arrested-for-Snorting-Cocaine-while-In-Line-to-Pick-Up-Child-at-School

She was waiting for her child while using the narcotics in the car. Cocaine is a major player in Florida, where cartels tend to ship most of it which floods the region.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy then detained the woman and brought her to his office until the student dismissals were completed.

He said they later tested the half gram substance and it revealed positive results for cocaine.

The deputy then placed 39 year old Hester under arrest for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Florida Woman Arrested for DUI with Unbuckled 3-Year-Old Child in Back Seat

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6774-Florida-Woman-Arrested-for-DUI-with-Unbuckled-3-Year-Old-Child-in-Back-Seat

The driver reportedly told police “this car is gonna kill someone” at which time they immediately dispatched the closest patrol to the location.

Officers said when they arrived she was still swerving bobbing in and out of traffic nearly missing several cars before she finally pulled over.

Once police approached the driver's window they said the odor of alcohol was overpowering and that they saw an unrestrained child standing in the back seat, that turned out to be only three years old.

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Does WaPo Want the Truth about Russiagate to Die in the Dark?

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6768-Does-WaPo-Want-the-Truth-about-Russiagate-to-Die-in-the-Dark

Not unlike Pizzagate, most of the “debunking” done by WaPo was based on the genetic fallacy. “Oh, that source isn’t credible, they’re a Seth Rich researcher.” It seems possible that the protection of the Russiagate hoax could go further even than Greenwald suggested. What if part of the Russia narrative is priming for war with Russia. Like Libya, Syria and other US targets, no central bank, plus vast natural resources (in this case natural gas reserves) could make it a prime target for Imperialist expansion.

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Black Chicago Pastor wants George Washington and Andrew Jackson Statues and Monuments Taken Down

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6742-Black-Chicago-Pastor-wants-George-Washington-and-Andrew-Jackson-Statues-and-Monuments-Taken-Down

In another disturbing attack on American History, a Chicago pastor has pushed the Rahm Emanuel Mayorship to remove the names of two Presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side of the city, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.

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Man with Confederate flag, AR-15 comes to Charlottesville to 'honor' Robert E. Lee

A man carrying a Confederate flag, an AR-15 rifle and wearing what looked like Civil War era clothing was found standing in front of the Robert E. Lee statute in Charlottesville Tuesday, drawing strong reaction from those around him.

"Racist go home, racist go home," a woman said to him.

Allen Armentrout says he made the trip up from his home in North Carolina to honor Lee, a man he calls "the greatest American that ever lived."

Armentrout stood with his flag and gun in front of the statue, which was at the center of Saturday's white nationalist rally that left left a woman and two members of the Virginia State Police dead and more than 30 people injured.

more here:

http://wjla.com/news/local/man-with-confederate-flag-ar-15-comes-to-charlottesville-to-honor-robert-e-lee

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Activists Protest ICE Child Sex Trafficking Probe in Oakland

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6761-Activists-Protest-ICE-Child-Sex-Trafficking-Probe-in-Oakland

ICE spokesman James Schwab in San Francisco has not confirmed what type of investigation was done, or if some arrests were made. Schwab only made the effort to explain that under ICE, there are two organizations. He added: “One is Enforcement and Removal, that’s deportation. And then there’s Homeland Security Investigations. That’s our criminal investigation side.”

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Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs

.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.

Shares of the company fell 0.3 percent to $980.00 in premarket trade after Trump's comments.

Representatives for the company could not be immediately reached for comment

"Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" Trump wrote.

more here:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-amazon-com-trump-idUSKCN1AW12X

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Five Thugs Break into Virginia Church, then Assault Sheriff’s Deputy

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6764-Five-Thugs-Break-into-Virginia-Church-then-Assault-Sheriff-s-Deputy

The Sheriff's Office says Deputy Duffy gave chase and that the vehicle later crashed in the 5000 block of River Road and the thugs inside the car jumped out and took off running.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived to give backup and they were able to detain four of the men after searching nearby yards. The fifth suspect, who has not yet been identified, is still at large.

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Julian Assange Meets with U.S. Rep., Seeks White House Media Seat for WikiLeaks

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6766-Julian-Assange-Meets-with-U-S-Rep-Seeks-White-House-Media-Seat-for-WikiLeaks

The Republican lawmaker, however, would not divulge more details on the source of the leaks. He said he had information to share privately with President Donald Trump.

Rohrabacher also shared: “Julian also indicated that he is open to further discussions regarding specific information about the DNC email incident that is currently unknown to the public.”

Rohrabacher is being criticized by Democrats and liberals for allegedly being “pro-Russia.”

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Wisconsin Man Shoots Nail Into His Heart, Calmly Drives to Hospital

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6744-Wisconsin-Man-Shoots-Nail-Into-His-Heart-Calmly-Drives-to-Hospital

Doug Bergeson said he was working on a house he's building when his nail gun accidentally fired, sending a nail into his chest.

"I thought it just nicked me. I looked down. I couldn't see anything," Bergeson said in an interview Tuesday. "I felt OK. I wasn't worried about the injury. I couldn't feel any pressure or blood building up."

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DHS Apologizes For Misinformation on Militias

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6759-DHS-Apologizes-For-Misinformation-on-Militias

“Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness.

As one of the notices specifies, now it appears that liberal political beliefs are linked with psychoticism. That paper also swapped ideologies when reporting on people higher in neuroticism and social desirability (falsely claiming that you have socially desirable qualities); the original paper said those traits are linked with liberal beliefs, but they are more common among people with conservative values.”

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16-Year-Old Shot and Burned Marine

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6334-16-Year-Old-Shot-and-Burned-Marine

A teen has been accused of killing a man who was found in a burned home. The teen has been identified as Lennon Riley Henderson, 16-years.

The man’s home is located in Newton. The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday after the Saturday incident.

The police authorities believe Lennon Riley Henderson of Newton shot 40-year-old Harry Lewis Bruner Jr. and then set his home on fire as a coverup.

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Homeland Security Forced to Apologize for Marking Patriots as Terrorists

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6748-Homeland-Security-Forced-to-Apologize-for-Marking-Patriots-as-Terrorists

It seems that Homeland Security’s “Modern Militia Movement” wasn’t as well researched as they would have perhaps liked it to have been. At least now that it’s had holes poked through some of its primary assumptions. Shame the damage has been done, seeing as this report was a source for many a viral news story.

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Duterte praises police killings of 32 drug suspects, urges more

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Aug 16) urged police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in "shock and awe" raids.

Duterte's incendiary comments came as he acknowledged major problems in his drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives, admitting he could not win it as quickly as promised and lamenting a corrupt police force.

In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in raids on Monday on suspected drug traffickers in Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila.

"The ones who died recently in Bulacan, 32, in a massive raid, that was good," Duterte said in a speech to an anti-crime organisation that has backed the drug war. "If we could kill another 32 everyday, then maybe we can reduce what ails this country."

Earlier in the day Bulacan police chief Romeo Caramat held a press conference in Manila to publicise the raids, in which 109 suspects were also arrested.

more here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-duterte-praises-police-killings-of-32-drug-suspects-9128252

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Human legs found in rubbish bin in Rome

https://www.thelocal.it/20170816/human-legs-found-in-trash-bin-in-rome

A severed pair of human legs were found in a rubbish bin in Rome on Tuesday evening, according to Italian media citing police sources.

The grim discovery was made in the Parioli neighbourhood in the north of the capital, by a young woman believed to have been searching through the bins.

The legs had been severed at the groin but there was no trace of the rest of the body, making identification of the victim difficult. They are however believed to be a woman's, and an autopsy should reveal further information.

According to a police spokesperson cited in Repubblica, the legs had likely been sawn off and dumped in the refuse container the previous night, "judging from the initial state of decomposition".

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Boston Globe's Spotlight team unveils bombshell report on children of Catholic priests

The Boston Globe's Spotlight team is unveiling a report on what it calls a worldwide and "systemic problem" within the Catholic Church: priests fathering illegitimate children.

Reporter Michael Rezendes, who was depicted in the 2015 Oscar-winning movie "Spotlight," writes thousands of people across the world – "in Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Paraguay, and other countries, in American cities big and small" – have "strong evidence that they are the sons and daughters of Catholic priests." The children say they're often neglected or shamed into silence.

more here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/boston-globe-spotlight-children-of-catholic-priests-michael-rezendes/

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Israel Set to Revoke Al Jazeera Journalist’s Press Permit

An Israeli Al Jazeera correspondent is set to have his press accreditation revoked by Israel after comments he made on another TV network last year.

Elias Karram’s state-issued press card will be canceled subject to a hearing, said Government Press Office head Nitzan Chen on Wednesday.

The GPO cited an interview Karram gave on a TV network identified with the Muslim Brotherhood, in which he said his journalistic work is part of his contribution to Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation.

more here:

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.807249

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Steve Bannon Proud of Trump; Gary Cohn ‘Disgusted’

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser has told close associates that he was deeply upset by the president’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Gary Cohn, the director of the White House’s National Economic Council and former president of Goldman Sachs, has expressed his “disgust” at Trump’s comments during the past few days, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke with Breitbart News.

As the president came under an avalanche of criticism from the media, Cohn publicly declared he was focused on “executing the president’s agenda.” But privately, Cohn was expressing his disapproval with Trump’s remarks, the sources said. Cohn’s “disgust” at the president was first reported by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of the New York Times. Thrush attributed the leak of Cohn’s reaction to three different sources.

“Gary is deeply upset at how Donald Trump is talking about Charlottesville,” one person familiar with the matter told Breitbart News.

Cohn was not the only White House staffer who was privately undermining the president’s message this week. Shortly after Tuesday’s press conference, Thrush also reported that sources had told him that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had pushed the president to “more forcefully denounce neo-Nazis, KKK, and white nationalists over the weekend.”

Others, however, applauded the president’s remarks Tuesday. A source told Bloomberg news that Steve Bannon was proud of the president’s performance at the press conference.

more here:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/16/bannon-proud-trump-cohn-disgusted/

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NY schools to use vaping, bullying detectors

Smoking and vaping are banned in all New York schools. Now schools are testing technology that can smoke out offenders. The new technology inside a little box may play a big role in holding students who break the law accountable.

"If we get a spike above the line then we know if there's an incident occurring," Digital Fly CEO Derek Peterson said. "And we notify the officials."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July banned the use of e-cigarettes on all public and private school grounds.

more here:

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/274007286-story

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#BreakingNews: Army UH-60 Black Hawk Down in Hawaii, All 5 Crew Members Missing

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6729-BreakingNews-Army-UH-60-Black-Hawk-Down-in-Hawaii-All-5-Crew-Members-Missing

Breaking news coming out of Hawaii that an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is down off the coast of Oahu in Hawaii.

Emergency search and rescue teams from the United States Army and Coast Guard have began operational efforts to locate the aircraft and it's five missing crew members.

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One Tweet From President Trump Wipes Out 5.1 Billion In Amazon Stock

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6733-One-Tweet-From-President-Trump-Wipes-Out-5-1-Billion-In-Amazon-Stock

In a tweet Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump managed to wipe out 5.1 billion dollars in value from Amazon's stock in less than two hours. The President has a habit of calling out companies in tweets, often causing massive drops in share prices, and today was no exception. At 3:32 a.m., President Trump made this tweet, "Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!"

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Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40936334

Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel's sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool.

The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies in the mountain resort of Arosa, triggered much criticism.

Another sign told Jewish guests to use a refrigerator only at certain times.

Israel's deputy foreign minister called it "an anti-Semitic act of the worst and ugliest kind". Reports say the hotel has now removed the signs.

A photo of the shower sign was tweeted, after an Orthodox Jewish guest spoke about it on Israel's Channel 2 TV.

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AG Jeff Sessions to Give Speech Later in Miami Smashing Chicago and all Sanctuary Cities

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6738-AG-Jeff-Sessions-to-Give-Speech-Later-in-Miami-Smashing-Chicago-and-all-Sanctuary-Cities

Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions will be in Miami today to praise the county's hardline immigration enforcers for detaining local inmates also sought for deportation.

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A Powerful New Senator Enters The Florida Governor's Race

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6732-A-Powerful-New-Senator-Enters-The-Florida-Governor-s-Race

A new face has entered the Florida governor's race, a burly and powerful Republican named Jack Latvala. Latvala is set to begin on his campaign trail this Wednesday morning with several cities on the agenda. He will begin near Miami, then fly to his hometown of Clearwater near Tampa Bay before bringing the day to an end with a final stop in Panama City. The seat which Latvala is seeking belonged to former Republican Governer Rick Scott. Latvala filed the paperwork last Friday but has only just announced his campaign publicly.

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Corbin, Kenducky Man Chokes Girlfriend then Kidnaps her Baby

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6737-Corbin-Kenducky-Man-Chokes-Girlfriend-then-Kidnaps-her-Baby

A couple in Corbin had a terrible fight where the man choked his girlfriend and struck her on the face. But even worse than the already cruel physical abuse was the deplorable stunt the man pulled: he took his girlfriend’s seven-month-old baby and ran to the woods with the child. He even threatened to kill the innocent baby.

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PA Couple Found Beaten To Death Inside Their Own Apartment

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6730-PA-Couple-Found-Beaten-To-Death-Inside-Their-Own-Apartment

A couple in South Philadelphia were found dead last Sunday night. Police say Candido Gonzalez and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Caitlyn Jaje, were found in their apartment on the 1300 block of Federal Street and pronounced dead shortly before midnight. The investigation began when police were called at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday because of a report that Gonzalez and girlfriend were found unconscious. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said in a statement that "The two people were found by a family member who lives on the second floor. They called police."

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High Schooler Sues Baseball Coach $150,000 for Benching him

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6728-High-Schooler-Sues-Baseball-Coach-150-000-for-Benching-him

A former Los Altos High School student and baseball player felt so disadvantaged and aggrieved by his coach’s decision to bench him that he and his parents are suing the former coach and the school district for $150,000.

The player’s suit states that the school’s head varsity baseball coach, Gabriel Lopez repeatedly refused to field in 17-year-old Robbie Lopez. As a result, the teenage Lopez was not able to play all throughout his senior year. The two are not related, though they share the same last name. The suit claims that the benching of the young Lopez constituted a pattern of “harassment and bullying.”

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NY Neighborhood Vandalized With Message:‘ Rape and Kill All White People’

http://thegoldwater.com/news/6668-NY-Neighborhood-Vandalized-With-Message-Rape-and-Kill-All-White-People

However for a New York town, Huntington Station, the worst part of their day started the moment they walked outside their front doors.

The neighborhood on Depot Road, between Bogart Street and Cortelyou Street East, has the massive fence around the community spray painted with “Rape And Kill All White People”.

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Three Britons sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40932769

Three Britons have been sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore for having sex with a drunk and unconscious woman.

Khong Tam Thanh, Vu Thai Son, and Michael Le went on trial this week for raping a woman in a hotel room in the city-state in September.

The three men, who are in their early 20s, later pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

They received sentences of up to six-and-a-half years in jail and eight strokes of the cane.

The men flew in to Singapore last year with a group of friends for a stag party and to attend a music festival.

One of their friends later met the woman, a Malaysian, at a nightclub and she consented to have sex with him at his hotel room.

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Sierra Leone mudslides: Urgent plea for help as death toll rises

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40933490

Sierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country's president says.

Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the "devastation was overwhelming us".

Nearly 400 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after muddy rubble swept through the Regent area near the capital, Freetown, on Monday.

A mass burial of victims is planned to free up space in mortuaries.

Dozens more bodies were discovered on Tuesday as rescue efforts to recover people from destroyed houses in the area continue.

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Laughing gas sales balloon on Dutch party scene

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40861070

Wholesalers in the Netherlands say that in the past two years there has been a 400% rise in sales of nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas.

New companies selling the small bullet-shaped canisters are popping up online, but there are concerns about the risks in taking the increasingly popular legal high. The BBC's Anna Holligan investigates.

The pungent scent of marijuana wafted through the summer air outside Rotterdam's reggae festival.

The Netherlands is famous for its traditionally relaxed attitude towards soft drugs.

"I'm looking for laughing gas," I call out.

"I'll give you laughter for free," joked one dreadlocked man, rolling a joint.

But this wasn't the place to find nitrous oxide. It's popular among clubbers and often used in combination with other drugs like MDMA (ecstasy) or ketamine.

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Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iraq-diplomacy-idUSKCN1AV11E?utm_source=applenews

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media reported on Tuesday.

Saudi and Iraqi officials toured the site on Monday and spoke with Iraqi religious pilgrims, who for the past 27 years had access to the crossing only once annually during the haj season, the Mecca newspaper reported.

The governor of Iraq's southwestern Anbar province, whose staff was on hand for the ceremonies, said the Iraqi government had deployed troops to protect the desert route leading to Arar and called its opening a "significant move" to boost ties.

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Taliban open letter to Trump urges Afghan withdrawal

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40935422

As the White House mulls its next move in conflict-hit Afghanistan, the Taliban offer their advice in an open letter to the US president.

Donald Trump is, as the world knows, happy to talk about all sorts of things, but one area where he has maintained his silence is American policy in Afghanistan.

His military advisers concede that America's longest-ever war has reached a stalemate and have advised that he increase troop numbers to break it.

In the past, Mr Trump has hinted that his instinct is to cut America's losses and begin to pull back from the conflict. Meanwhile, the world awaits a decision.

We were told the White House would make its call by mid-July, but there has been silence. Then last week, Mr Trump announced he was "getting very close" to deciding on a strategy.

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Brexit: What is the government's customs union plan?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40938826

"The government believes that there are two broad approaches the UK could adopt."

The key part of the government's paper is the choice of two different destinations as it tries to negotiate a long-term solution.

The first is "a highly streamlined customs arrangement", in which the UK leaves the customs union, but comes up with ways of simplifying the future customs regime between the UK and EU countries.

That could include developing technology and negotiating other systems to speed things up at ports. But implementing such a complex scheme would take years of preparation.

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Libya army commander arrest sought by ICC for alleged executions

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-warcrimes-libya-idUSKCN1AV1NU

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan National Army (LNA)commander accused over the alleged execution of dozens of prisoners.

Prosecutors at the world's permanent war crimes court are seeking Mahmoud al-Werfalli's hand-over to face charges of murder during the armed conflict in Libya.

According to the ICC, Werfalli “is alleged to have directly committed and to have ordered the commission of murder as a war crime” during seven incidents, involving 33 persons in June and July 2017 in and near Benghazi.

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Latvia detains 110 Chinese fraud suspects

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40936340

Latvian police have arrested 110 Chinese suspects in a joint operation with Chinese authorities over telephone and internet fraud.

The detainees are suspected of having stolen about 2m euros (£1.8m; $2.3m) from people in China through scams.

It is not yet clear what form the scams took. A Latvian police officer said the ringleaders were believed to be among those caught.

Raids took place at addresses in Riga, and the towns of Adazi and Saulkrasti.

A Latvian citizen was also arrested, Latvia's Delfi news agency reported.

Border police are checking the Chinese suspects to see if any of them had entered the Baltic republic illegally.

Criminal investigations chief Janis Lazdins said the two-month operation was launched after a tip-off from Chinese authorities.

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Monsoon floods kill more than 200 people across South Asia

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nepal-floods-idUSKCN1AV0NJ

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

In Nepal, the death toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 115, with 38 people missing. Relief workers said 26 of Nepal's 75 districts were either submerged or had been hit by landslides.

Television pictures showed people wading through chest-deep water carrying belongings and livestock.

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France: 'Incoherent' Suspect Recalls Driving Into Pizzeria

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-08-15/gravely-injured-in-restaurant-attack-out-of-danger

A security guard who deliberately rammed his car into a crowded pizzeria in France told investigators he was a suicidal habitual drug user and had consumed "a large quantity" of painkillers the day before the act that killed an adolescent girl, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Eric de Valroger, a prosecutor in the town of Meaux east of Paris, described the suspect as "incoherent" and said his interrogation was proving "very complicated" and confusing.

The prosecutor reiterated that he had "totally" ruled out terrorism as a motive for the driver's as-yet unexplained actions Monday night.

De Valroger said it remains unclear if the 32-year-old man intended to kill when he rammed his BMW into the restaurant that had about 30 people inside and on a terrace outside.

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Brexit: UK suggests 'untested' customs system with EU

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40922177

The government says it will propose an "innovative and untested approach" to customs checks as part of its Brexit negotiations.

The model, one of two being put forward in a newly-published paper, would mean no customs checks at UK-EU borders.

The UK's alternative proposal - a more efficient system of border checks - would involve "an increase in administration", it admits.

A key EU figure said the idea of "invisible borders" was a "fantasy".

On Twitter, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's negotiator, added that other issues had to be agreed before negotiations on trade could begin - views echoed by the EU's overall chief negotiator, Michel Barnier.

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U.S. confident of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution: Pence

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-usa-pence-idUSKCN1AV1XM

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Argentina's center-right President Mauricio Macri, Pence said they had agreed in closed-door talks on the need to keep up pressure on Maduro for elections and the release of political prisoners.

As in Colombia, his first stopover on a Latin American tour, Pence struck a more conciliatory tone than U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened military intervention in Venezuela last week to resolve the political crisis in the OPEC member.

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Iran Building Weapons Factories In Syria, Lebanon, Israeli Media Reports

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-building-weapons-missile-factories-syria-lebanon-israeli-media-reports/28679098.html

Israeli media are reporting that Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets.

The reports feature satellite images showing a site under construction in northwest Syria near the Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas that purportedly could be used to produce and store the weapons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned recently that Iran is augmenting its presence in Syria as the six-year civil war there has turned more favorably toward Tehran's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40890714

Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called "Frankenstein dinosaur", which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species.

A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus, and carnivorous dinosaurs, like T. rex.

The finding provides fresh insight on the evolution of the group of dinos known as the ornithischians.

The study is published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Matthew Baron, a PhD student at Cambridge University, told BBC News that his assessment indicated that the Frankenstein dinosaur was one of the very first ornithischians, a group that included familiar beasts such as the horned Triceratops, and Stegosaurus which sported an array of bony plates along its back.

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'Danger warning': Guam residents wake to emergency radio broadcast amid nuclear attack fears

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/36731846/guam-nuclear-threat-from-north-korea-radio-danger-warning/

Anxious Guam residents were woken in the middle of the night after two local radio stations accidentally broadcast a “civil danger warning” sparking fears of a North Korean nuclear attack.

According to reports, authorities said the warning message was broadcast due to “human error” just after midnight by radio stations KTWG and KSTO.

“A broadcast station or cable system has issued a civil danger warning for the following countries/areas: Guam at 12:25 am, on Aug. 15, 2017, effective until 12:40 a.m. Message from KTWGKSTO,” the broadcast said The Sun reported.

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Russia nominates German ex-chancellor Schroeder to Rosneft board

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-rosneft-board-idUSKBN1AS0FS

Russia has nominated former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to the board of its biggest oil producer Rosneft as an independent director, according to a government decree published late on Friday.

Chancellor from 1998 to 2005, Schroeder is currently the chairman of the shareholders' committee of Nord Stream AG, a Gazprom-led consortium established for construction of pipeline carrying Russian natural gas across the Baltic.

Rosneft, in which Russia has a 50 percent plus one share, is under Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

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India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40946329

A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday.

The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides, as Chinese troops tried to enter Indian territory near the Pangong lake.

Beijing maintains that their soldiers were inside Chinese territory.

The two countries are also locked in an impasse in the Doklam area, which borders China, India and Bhutan.

PTI quoted army officials as saying that in the latest confrontation, soldiers had to form a human chain to prevent an incursion by Chinese forces into territories claimed by India and located near the country's Ladakh region. China claims the territories as its own.

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Police use force to disperse demo against far-right

http://www.pulse.ng/world/in-poland-police-use-force-to-disperse-demo-against-far-right-id7152458.html

Police removed protesters blocking a march by members of a far-right youth organisation in central Warsaw on Tuesday, insisting they used force to protect a legal event.

Several hundred police officers were deployed to escort the march by around 100 members of the All-Polish Youth, a far-right Catholic nationalist group known for its opposition to abortion and gay rights.

The marchers, some wearing all black, touted red and white Polish flags and other green-and-white ones representing the ONR National Radical Camp, a Polish extreme-right party.

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With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 70 years of independence

https://www.yahoo.com/news/gun-salutes-pakistan-marks-70-years-independence-060406712.html

Pakistan kicked off a day of celebrations on Monday marking 70 years of statehood and independence, the festivities beginning with gun salutes in the capital, Islamabad, and in each of the four provincial capitals.

In Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain hoisted the national flag at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, and scores of Pakistani military and government officials and other dignitaries.

Security was on high alert across the nation following the suicide attack on Saturday when a bomber on a motorcycle targeted a military truck in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing 15 — eight soldiers and seven civilians.

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Two Suspects Give Young Girl Drugs in Middletown, Ohio Killing Her Before Dumping Her Body

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6723-Two-Suspects-Give-Young-Girl-Drugs-in-Middletown-Ohio-Killing-Her-Before-Dumping-Her-Body

Law enforcement says that Dalton’s body was found in a dry creek bed behind several homes in the 2900 block of Wilbraham Road in Middletown.

Police say her that death was first being investigated as an overdose, but that fouls play was suspected to have been committed because her body was moved.

Two suspects that were interviewed by Detectives said Dalton died at their residence and that they later moved her body in the dark of night, according to court documents.

“Both individuals placed the deceased in a wheelbarrow, wrapped her body in bed sheets and pushed her body across the street into the woods,” she wrote.

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Armenian drug-selling doctors gang headed by Mike Maserati caught in USA

https://en.crimerussia.com/organizedcrime/armenian-drug-selling-doctors-gang-headed-by-mike-maserati-caught-in-usa-/

Los Angeles arrested 12 people suspected of illegally selling narcotic tablets through fake clinics. Among them are 36-year-old Minas Matosyan, 52-year-old Armen Simonyan, 66-year-old Grisha Sayadyan, 50-year-old Fred Minsyan, 30-year-old Khayk Matosyan, 27-year-old Anahit Guyumzhyan and 45-year-old Sabrina Guberman.

Among the arrested are one lawyer and seven owners of shell clinics, through which at least 2 million tablets have got into the black market, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, vicodin and other dangerous drugs. Almost all the arrested live in the northern suburb of Los Angeles - Glendale, and its environs, where a large community of immigrants from Armenia has formed over the years.

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Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with 'unprecedented precision'

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-airlines-mh-idUSKCN1AW0HW

Australia's main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.

The agency's assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, on a flight to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), issued in a report on Wednesday, saying it was not specific enough.

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Manchester attack: Man hailed 'hero' charged with bank card theft at Arena

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40941867

A man who was hailed a hero after the Manchester Arena attack has been charged with stealing a bank card at the venue on the night of the blast.

Chris Parker, 33, of no fixed abode, has been charged with two counts of theft, Greater Manchester Police said.

Mr Parker was reported to have comforted a seriously injured girl and a woman who died in his arms.

Twenty-two people died in the attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on the evening of 22 May.

Mr Parker was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

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Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending in more troops

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-taliban-idUSKCN1AV13M?il=0

The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was "far worse than you realize", and sending in more troops would be self-destructive.

A senior Taliban official told Reuters the rare decision to address Trump directly was timed to coincide with the president's deliberations on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

"Previous experiences have shown that sending more troops to Afghanistan will not result in anything other than further destruction of American military and economical might," the Taliban said in the lengthy English-language

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Indonesia president: I'll tackle extremism, wealth inequality

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1307252/indonesia-president-ill-tackle-extremism-wealth-inequality

Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.

In an address to parliament ahead of Thursday's independence day, President Joko Widodo peppered his speeches with references to the need to address inequality in Southeast Asia's biggest economy and tackle the threat of radicalism.

Indonesian police have tightened security ahead of the independence day holiday and on Tuesday arrested five suspected Islamist militants and seized chemicals they said were being used to make bombs for attacks on the presidential palace.

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Medicinal cannabis 'red-tape' pushing doctors and patients back to illegal products

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-16/medicinal-cannabis-red-tape-government-doctors-black-market/8813962

Sydney GP Brad McKay said he had tried at length to prescribe the medicine for his patients but had been blocked at every turn.

"It just seems that so many obstacles are being put in place of GPs and specialists that it's creating an impossible situation," Dr McKay told Lateline.

"It's been in excess of 30 to 40 hours that I've put in over a four-month period. I've spoken to GP colleagues and they look at me and say, 'Why are you prescribing it? It's too difficult. It's too convoluted'."

He said layers of state and federal regulation, often duplicated, meant he had been unable to get approval to administer medicinal cannabis to several sick patients.

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Baby box scheme rolled out across Scotland

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-40929355

Baby boxes containing essential items such as clothes, books and blankets are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland for the first time.

The cardboard boxes also include a mattress and can be used for babies to sleep in as an alternative to a crib.

The Scottish government hopes the boxes will help ensure every baby is given the best possible start in life.

Baby boxes are already given out by some health authorities in other parts of the UK.

But the Scotland-wide rollout, which follows successful pilot projects in Orkney and Clackmannanshire, is the first time they will be available to all expecting mothers in one part of the country.

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Sweden to raise military budget by SEK 8 billion through 2020

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-government-defence-idUSKCN1AW0ML?il=0

Sweden's armed forces will get an extra 8.1 billion crowns ($1 billion) over the coming three years to boost defense capabilities in the face of increased tension with Russia in the Baltics, the center-left minority government said on Wednesday.

The 2.7 billion crown-a-year increase in the military budget follows an agreement between the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats and Greens with two center-right opposition parties and is higher than the 6 billion crowns reported earlier by Swedish radio.

"We are seeing increased military and intelligence activity in our region," Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told reporters. "This (extra money) … sends an important signal to the world around us and is good for Sweden."

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Polish police forcefully removes feminist and anti-fascist activists to clear way for far-right marc

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/polish-police-feminist-rally-anti-fascists-removed-for-far-right-march-armed-forces-day-a7895316.html

Polish police broke up a feminist rally and forcefully removed activists to clear the way for a march for far-right extremists.

A live stream of the protest shows members of the All-Polish Women's Strike group and activists from Obywatele RP, which aims to defend democratic principles in Poland, taking part in a sit-in in central Warsaw, to block the far-right rally's route.

Many of the women were holding up photos of Heather Heyer, the American woman killed when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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Georgia Woman Miraculously Survives Being Hit By Lightning in Her Kitchen

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6722-Georgia-Woman-Miraculously-Survives-Being-Hit-By-Lightning-in-Her-Kitchen

Swearingen had to drive herself afterward to North Georgia Medical Center, where she went through a series of tests, necessary X-rays, and blood work.

Thankfully, it was not as bad as it could have been, or even fatal. Instead, she came out of it safe and unharmed. Swearingen said: “I don’t have any burns or anything like that from where the lightning came out. I’m fine.”

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World's most liveable city: Melbourne takes top spot for seventh year running

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-16/melbourne-named-worlds-most-liveable-city-for-seventh-year/8812196

The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Liveability Index ranks 140 cities each year on those topics, as well as stability, culture and environment.

Vienna once again came second and Vancouver third.

Adelaide was the next best Australian city finishing in fifth spot, followed by Perth at number seven. Sydney was ranked 11th.

It was a record seventh time in a row in the top spot for Melbourne, which scored 97.5 out of a possible 100.

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Drug-resistant 'Japanese fungus' infecting hospitals across the UK

http://news.sky.com/story/drug-resistant-japanese-fungus-infecting-hospitals-across-the-uk-10989173

Hospitals across the UK have been hit by a drug-resistant Japanese fungus which has so far infected more than 200 patients.

The potentially deadly superbug has spread to at least 55 hospitals and is particularly dangerous for anyone with a weakened immune system.

Most worryingly, the fungus is resistant to the most commonly prescribed fungicidal drug, fluconazole, and the species has the ability to rapidly evolve to develop resistance.

'Candida auris' - which was first identified in the ear of a patient in Japan - is able to live both on the skin and inside the body.

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Woman Born Without Vagina Raising Money To Have Sex With Boyfriend

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6720-Woman-Born-Without-Vagina-Raising-Money-To-Have-Sex-With-Boyfriend

She describes how it took nearly a month for her to work up the courage to tell her boyfriend about her condition. "It took about a month for me to tell him that I have MRKH. He was confused at first but supportive and said that it doesn’t change how he see’s me. Moats is hopeful she will soon have enough to get the surgery and says she is looking forward to having a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Moats family setup her crowd fund but she needs to raise $15,000 for her surgery because her health insurance won't cover it since they see it as an elective procedure.

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Saudi Arabia approves four decisions in 10 days to ‘boost women’s rights’

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/08/15/Saudi-ministry-approves-four-decisions-in-10-days-to-empower-women-.html

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry has approved four decisions in support of women’s rights in the past ten days, the Saudi Okaz daily reported.

The decisions pertain to protecting minors, divorcees, women who have custody of their children and law graduates who have not practiced the profession yet due to male lawyers’ arbitrariness.

Legislative authorities approved 10 proceedings to control the marriage of minors, such as limiting the permission to marry off girls below 17 years old to the relevant court. The marriage application must be submitted by the girl, her mother or legal guardian in marriage.

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8chan Discusses Trudeau wanting Trump to include Gender Rights in NAFTA Renegotiation

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6714-8chan-Discusses-Trudeau-wanting-Trump-to-include-Gender-Rights-in-NAFTA-Renegotiation

To many Canadians, he's a hero. To anyone with common sense, he's an embarrassment. That's why it should come as no surprise to the higher IQ crowd who's likely reading this that Cuckdeau is now pushing for Gender Rights (seriously) and Indigenous Rights to be included in his negotiating with President Trump on NAFTA’s restructuring.

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Usher Refuses to Settle With Accusers Who Sued Him For Giving Them Herpes

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6717-Usher-Refuses-to-Settle-With-Accusers-Who-Sued-Him-For-Giving-Them-Herpes

As previously reported also by TMZ, 4 people- 3 women and a man- are suing Usher alleging they’ve had sexual contact with the popular singer and that he didn’t inform them the prior hand that he allegedly had genital herpes. The celebrity has never addressed the herpes allegations.

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Robert Yancy, Grandson of Nat King Cole, Dead At 39 In California Home

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6715-Robert-Yancy-Grandson-of-Nat-King-Cole-Dead-At-39-In-California-Home

Robert Yancy has been confirmed dead at 39 late Monday night. Robert Yancy is the only child of acclaimed singer Natalie Cole. He was the grandson of timeless jazz singer Nate King Cole who was a jazz musician in the early 1900's in America. Yancy was found dead at his home in Sherman Oakes, California late Monday night. An unnamed party close to Yancy called the police to have them do a welfare check when they become worried after no contact could be made.

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Robert Yancy, Grandson of Nat King Cole, Dead At 39 In California Home

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6715-Robert-Yancy-Grandson-of-Nat-King-Cole-Dead-At-39-In-California-Home

Robert Yancy has been confirmed dead at 39 late Monday night. Robert Yancy is the only child of acclaimed singer Natalie Cole. He was the grandson of timeless jazz singer Nate King Cole who was a jazz musician in the early 1900's in America. Yancy was found dead at his home in Sherman Oakes, California late Monday night. An unnamed party close to Yancy called the police to have them do a welfare check when they become worried after no contact could be made.

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A Mystery Solved? Explosive New Report Claims To Have Found Missing Flight MH370

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6706-A-Mystery-Solved-Explosive-New-Report-Claims-To-Have-Found-Missing-Flight-MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau just released a breaking new report that uses the satellite images and data from refined drift modeling based off of debris that washed up in the Western Indian Ocean. The satellite images were previously discarded during the initial search as they were not deemed important. The images from the French military satellite were given to authorities and governments in late March 2014 which happened to be before the Australian Transport Safety Bureau became involved. The explosive new data from ground-breaking reverse drift modeling conducted by David Griffin and Peter Oke has now narrowed down the coordinates of the crash to a 5,000sq km area.

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San Francisco Attempts to Shut Down Patriot Prayer and No Marxism In America Rally

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6711-San-Francisco-Attempts-to-Shut-Down-Patriot-Prayer-and-No-Marxism-In-America-Rally

Lee says there is a difference between "free speech and hate speech with intent to cause violence," claiming that the Patriot Prayer group is "coming here to commit violence; aiming their guns at out people, and we are going to stop them."

Absolutely disgusting that this is allowed to happen in my United States of America, your United States of America, and the great nation in which our ancestors fought and died to protect the liberties it was founded upon.

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Cassie Jaye's Red Pill Not Hard to Swallow

https://thegoldwater.com/news/6713-Cassie-Jaye-s-Red-Pill-Not-Hard-to-Swallow

Cassie Jaye was a feminist. Her mother was a feminist. She was from San Francisco so her confession that “All my friends and family are feminist,” to Australia Age’s interviewer should be no great surprise. Cassie was also a feminist. A feminist and an award winning, acclaimed documentarian and video journalist. So what happened? If you’re familiar with the Men’s Rights Movement at all, you won’t be surprised in the least to find out that Cassie found everything changed after she began studying “the Red Pill” movement.

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Protein supplements blamed for bodybuilder's death

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/95772367/protein-supplements-blamed-for-bodybuilders-death

A West Australian bodybuilder's death has been partially blamed on her high intake of bodybuilding supplements and protein shakes.

Meegan Hefford, 25, had ramped up her workouts and restricted her diet in preparation for a bodybuilding competition next month.

She was found unconscious in her Mandurah apartment in June and died in hospital three days later, Perth Now reports.

Bodybuilding supplements were listed on her death certificate as one of the causes of death, according to her family.

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India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-china-idUSKCN1AV29F

Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.

A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake.

Some of the Chinese soldiers carried iron rods and stones, and in the melee there were minor injuries on both sides, the source said.

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Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-idUSKCN1AV25K

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.

In all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, epicenter of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.

Nigeria's military last year wrested back large swathes of territory from the Islamist insurgents. But they have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday's bombings and weakening the army's control.

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Rare fungus found in 200 patients in 55 UK hospitals

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-britain-fungus-idUKKCN1AV18H

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday.

Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) said, including in 27 patients who developed blood stream infections.

The fungus, also known as C. auris and first identified in Japan eight years ago, is rare and low-risk, but has a propensity to spread between hospital patients.

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Khaled Sharrouf, Australian terrorist, believed to have been killed in air strike in Syria

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-16/khaled-sharrouf-believed-to-have-been-killed/8812600

The Federal Government has received credible information that Australia's most infamous terrorist, Khaled Sharrouf, has been killed in an air strike in the Middle East along with two of his young sons, 7.30 has learned.

Sharrouf and his sons, Abdullah, 12 and Zarqawi, 11, are believed to have been killed by a coalition air strike while driving near Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital Raqqa on Friday, August 11, according to government officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

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US, North Korea having secret talks for months despite threats of war

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/north-korea-secret-talks-months-war-threat-article-1.3403213

Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The Associated Press has learned.

It had been known the two sides had discussions to secure the June release of an American university student. But it wasn’t known until now that the contacts have continued, or that they have broached matters other than U.S. detainees.

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