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Indian Air Force airlifts people affected by Kerala floods

Indian Air Force airlifts people affected by Kerala floods This is the second time in a week that Kochi airport has had to suspend flights. The weather station near the Kochi airport, which is situated near the Periyar river bank, recorded 11mm of rainfall this morning. The state government said that Onam celebrations at the Kerala Raj Bhavan stand cancelled and the funds will instead for used for relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the flo... [Full Article...]

Christine Hallquist becomes first trans person to run for USA governor

Christine Hallquist becomes first trans person to run for USA governor The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age limit on running for governor. She defeated three other Democrats on Tuesday and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in the November 6 general election, unofficial results showed. [Full Article...]

U.S. urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal

U.S. urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " on Iran ending its nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse Victims were often traumatized for life, driven to drugs, alcohol and suicide, the grand jury said . In June, the Roman Catholic Church of Rochester divulged that it had paid $1.6 million to at least 20 children who had been sexually abused by 24 priests since 1950. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort's Defense Team Rests Without Calling Witnesses

Paul Manafort's Defense Team Rests Without Calling Witnesses The case is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Manafort himself chose not to testify . Kevin Downing, Manafort's lawyer, simply said that "the defense rests". The day after prosecutors concluded their case, having spent two weeks eliciting witness. [Full Article...]

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks Images of its mother holding the infant on her forehead were shared by hundreds... Paul Cottrell with Fisheries and Oceans Canada was audibly relieved to see J35 release the calf and return to her regular activities such as hunting. Researchers with the Canadian and USA governments and other organisations tracked her all the while, the Seattle Times wrote. And still, Tahlequah carried her ch... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle' US President Donald Trump is doubling tariffs imposed on Turkish steel and aluminum, insisting that the relationship between the two countries is 'not good'. It came as a Turkish delegation returned from the United States, reporting no progress on negotiations involving a US pastor imprisoned in Turkey. He also condemned as "unacceptable, irrational and ultimately detrimental", the sanctions ... [Full Article...]

I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

I heard Trump using n-word, says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman While the latest recording appears to show Trump was unaware of her firing , Manigault Newman said on " Today " that Trump may have instructed Kelly to do it. He could not go into specifics about why she was sacked or how she was able to get a recording device in the room. "And I think that Omarosa , unfortunately, has undercut her own credibility". [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Sanctions Russia Over Spy Poisoning, After Rebuke From Congress

Trump Administration Sanctions Russia Over Spy Poisoning, After Rebuke From Congress Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says new sanctions by the U.S. Instead of starting to look for ways to improve relations as was discussed during the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki in July, "the US administration spares no efforts to complicate the situation even more ", she said . [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed amid court challenge

Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed amid court challenge Chris Mhike, in suit, leads Nelson Chamisa's legal team into the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court to file their challenge to Emmerson Mnangagwa's electoral victory last week. "In the alternative, we seek that there be another election which complies with the dictates of the law", Mpofu said. The president-elect who is to be sworn into office this weekend and his party, Zanu-PF, have welcomed th... [Full Article...]

Kerala floods: CM's gesture is an important lesson for all politicians

Kerala floods: CM's gesture is an important lesson for all politicians Heavy rainfall continues to affect the state of Kerala , and several districts are now faced with shortage of basic necessities such as water and electricity. 50 tourists stuck in Munnar More than 50 tourists, including 24 from overseas, are stranded in a resort in Munnar after the road leading to it was damaged in a landslide. [Full Article...]

Man held over devastating Californian wildfire

Man held over devastating Californian wildfire Despite mandatory evacuation orders, Castro stayed behind to protect his Lake Elsinore home from looters, he said. Nielsen said she saw "truly heartbreaking" scenes of homes reduced to ash and fences replaced with caution tape. He faces sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment. Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, who also has a cabin in the area, told the Orange County Register C... [Full Article...]

Airline worker steals empty plane in Seattle, sparking security scare

Airline worker steals empty plane in Seattle, sparking security scare There were no passengers aboard. Later on the pilot says: "I've got a lot of people that care about me". Two F-15s fighter jets pursued the plane but were not involved in the crash, local TV station KIRO7 reported . On the air-traffic control feed, the air-traffic controller can be heard trying to persuade the man, who he addressed as Rich and Richard, to land safely at a nearby airstrip. [Full Article...]

At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market

At least 43 killed, including children, in attack on Yemen market It said the coalition had carried out a " legitimate military action", targeting a bus in response to a deadly missile attack on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by Huthi rebels. Upon interception, Saudis say the missile exploded into fragments that killed one Yemeni civilian and injured 11 other people. "Our support to the coalition consists of aerial refueling and intelligence support to assist ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Says US "Throwing Water" Over Confidence-Building Efforts

North Korea Says US Those American officials are "going against the intention of President Trump to advance the DPRK-U.S. relations, who is expressing gratitude to our goodwill measures for implementing the DPRK-U.S. Some experts say that North Korea does not want to denuclearize first or maybe denuclearize at all because it wants a long, drawn-out process that sees external aid shipped in in return for abandoning ... [Full Article...]

Canadian Dollar Whipsawed as Spat With Saudi Arabia Intensifies

Canadian Dollar Whipsawed as Spat With Saudi Arabia Intensifies The spat began last week when Canada's foreign ministry expressed its concern over the arrest of Saudi civil society and women's rights activists. Saudi Arabia has restricted travel, medical access, and students' scholarships to Canada while using its state-owned media to bash the country as unjust. [Full Article...]

NY Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on securities fraud charges

NY Rep. Christopher Collins indicted on securities fraud charges Collins, one of the largest shareholders of Innate Immunotherapeutics and a board member of the biotech firm, faces charges of securities fraud. Berman's office will hold a press conference at noon. Collins then called his son, Cameron, to tell him the results, according to the indictment . In a statement to CNBC , attorneys for Collins vowed to "mount a vigorous defense to clear his good ... [Full Article...]

Takeaways from day six of the Paul Manafort trial

Prosecutor Greg Andres objected to the question before Gates could answer. Gates also worked on the campaign. Gates came on board the Trump campaign with Manafort and stayed for the duration of the campaign, later serving as deputy chairman for Trump's inaugural committee and then starting a pro-Trump PAC. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia appears to threaten Canada in Tweet

Saudi Arabia appears to threaten Canada in Tweet Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland hold a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 12, 2018. Canada's economic relationship with Saudi Arabia is not particularly significant to Riyadh, unlike the United States or other Western partner governments, which experts say makes Ottawa an easier target. [Full Article...]

Star witness Rick Gates resumes testimony at Manafort fraud trial

Star witness Rick Gates resumes testimony at Manafort fraud trial Gates, 46, is already facing up to six years in prison under the terms of a plea deal he struck with prosecutors in February when he pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the case has nothing to do with either man's work on the Trump campaign and the charges mostly pre-date that time, the U.S. president has shown interest in proceed... [Full Article...]


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