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Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shocked to learn he isn't above the law Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shocked to learn he isn't above the law
- August 27, 2017

Arpaio was convicted on July 31 by a U.S. federal judge, who ruled the elected sheriff had deliberately violated a 2011 court order barring his officers from stopping and detaining Hispanic drivers exclusively on suspicion that they were in the United States illegally. (more...)
United Nations official: Half of trapped Raqqa population are children United Nations official: Half of trapped Raqqa population are children
- August 26, 2017

Egeland said there was heavy shelling and airstrikes taking place in the city and said there could be a large number of civilian casualties. The province is largely in the hands of ISIL, but has become a priority for pro-Syrian forces. Resident testimonies indicate the missiles have targeted areas of hundreds of square meters, rather than specific targets "which, if true, would constitute not only disproportionate but also indiscriminate attacks". (more...)
Kingham Hill School GCSE pupils impress as they break school record Kingham Hill School GCSE pupils impress as they break school record
- August 26, 2017

In the newly reformed subjects, the results for students scoring between nine and four, were 91 per cent in English literature, 89 per cent in English language and 89 per cent in maths. A stunning 67 per cent of all grades achieved were at A*, with an equally striking 92 per cent of all grades at A* or A. Overall, 96 per cent of GCSEs taken were awarded an A*-B grade. (more...)
Iran vows legal measures against Apple over apps bans Iran vows legal measures against Apple over apps bans
- August 26, 2017

Apple ( AAPL ) removed several Iranian apps from its app store this week in order to comply with us sanctions against the country, in a move that drew criticism from Iran's telecommunications minister, the New York Times reported. Another popular Iranian app that was recently pulled down was DelionFoods, an online food delivery service company. NYT writes that due to the US sanctions, Apple doesn't operate any official business in Iran or have an Iranian App Store. (more...)
San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite
- August 26, 2017

Thousands are expected to descend on San Francisco's Crissy Field for what's being called a Patriot Prayer Rally and counter-demonstrations. The alt-right term coined by white nationalist Richard Spencer defines a loose-knit group of white supremacists, white nationalists, conspiracy theorists, and misogynists. (more...)
Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover
- August 26, 2017

Best. Rescuers on Thursday searched submerged cars for trapped people in the former Portuguese territory, while overwhelmed emergency services scrambled to respond to crisis calls. In the neighbouring southern Chinese province of Guangdong, at least four people died and around 27,000 were evacuated to temporary shelters, the official Xinhua news agency said. (more...)
Deadly Attack Hits Kabul Mosque
- August 26, 2017

A fierce gun-battle between security forces and attackers lasted for five hours and the area has been cordoned off by the police. More details are awaited . Within days of that, Daesh also took responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in western Herat province that left 32 people dead. Few terrorists have entered a mosque in Qala-e-Najrha in Kabul , claimed Afghanistan media on Friday. (more...)
Arrest warrant issued for former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Arrest warrant issued for former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
- August 26, 2017

The judge says the court did not believe the explanation and would issue a warrant for her arrest. The judge said the court did not believe the excuse because no official medical verification was provided. Propelled to power in July 2011 by her family s electoral base in the poor north and northeast, Yingluck was pilloried by foes as a political lightweight armed with little more than a winning smile and a hotline to her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra - who once referred to her as his ... (more...)
'These are the moments that make India', Kamal Haasan hails Aadhaar verdict 'These are the moments that make India', Kamal Haasan hails Aadhaar verdict
- August 25, 2017

The Supreme Court's nine-judge Bench, in a unanimous judgment on Thursday, upheld the Right to Privacy as a fundamental right, reported news agency ANI . But as it was rolled out, concerns arose about privacy , data security and recourse for citizens in the face of data leaks and other issues. "Under worldwide human rights law, any restrictions on the right to privacy must be necessary and proportionate to meet certain specified aims, such as public order and security", reads a ... (more...)
Eight Dead As Monster Typhoon Ravages Macau, Shuts Casinos Eight Dead As Monster Typhoon Ravages Macau, Shuts Casinos
- August 25, 2017

Typhoon Hato , a maximum category 10 storm, is the most violent typhoon to hit the southern region in recent decades. Typhoon Hato struck Macau on August 23, killing eight people died and injuring about 240 others, Macau's Government Information Bureau reported . (more...)
Submarine owner Peter Madsen could be charged with murder Submarine owner Peter Madsen could be charged with murder
- August 25, 2017

DNA from the torso - which had been weighted down with metal - matched that on Ms Wall's hairbrush and toothbrush. Wall , 30, was last seen alive on board Madsen's home-made submarine in Copenhagen's harbour earlier this month. Danish police are searching for the clothes Wall wore on the submarine: an orange fleece, flowery skirt and white sneakers. DNA tests that were conducted on the journalist, have confirmed that the torso was that of Wall , police investigator Jens Moeller has ... (more...)
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander
- August 25, 2017

Scott Swift said divers had located " some remains " in damaged compartments but did not specify how many sets of remains were found . The Navy said they discovered human remains in the search for the missing sailors early Monday morning. (more...)
Florida to execute man convicted in race-motivated murder Florida to execute man convicted in race-motivated murder
- August 25, 2017

But the latest attempt by Asay lawyer Marty McClain , who's represented defendants in more than 200 death penalty cases, is yet another twist in a case rife with oddities. Asay and about 128 other inmates who were sentenced to death on non-unanimous jury verdicts before that date remain on Death Row. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops asked Florida Gov. (more...)
North Korea stokes WW3 fears by 'attacking Guam' in chilling propaganda video North Korea stokes WW3 fears by 'attacking Guam' in chilling propaganda video
- August 24, 2017

Respect that fact. And maybe probably not, but maybe, something positive could come about. "I am pleased to see that the regime in Pyongyang has demonstrated restraint". "Our father was in the arms of the republic and received the love and care of the party until his passing at age 74", said Mr Ted Dresnok, the older of the two. (more...)
DOJ Drops IP Log Request for Anti-Trump Protest Site DOJ Drops IP Log Request for Anti-Trump Protest Site
- August 24, 2017

While the DoJ request was legitimately linked to finding troublemakers, it was widely believed that its request was excessive. DOJ asked the court to reject DreamHost's challenge to its authority to get the warrant and compel the company to produce the information. (more...)
Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games Malaysia cracks down on match-fixing in Southeast Asian Games
- August 24, 2017

Among the Pinoy campaigners to watch is two-time SEA Games silver medalist Harlene Raguin, who narrowly missed bagging the gold in the women's epee battle in the previous SEA Games in Singapore. The finals session is set to begin tonight at 7 pm local time at the National Aquatic Centre at Bukit Jalil. Clocking a collective time of 8:10.41, the women earned a new Games Record. (more...)
Malia Obama Has Already Mastered the Art of Malia Obama Has Already Mastered the Art of "No Comment"
- August 24, 2017

That little girl is now 19 as of this summer, and after a gap year , is starting at Harvard this fall along with some very excited classmates who can't believe they're going to school with a former first kid. This week, the first-year students of Harvard were their back-to-school. Obviously, we weren't making her go get our coffee. The eldest daughter of an ex-president of the United States is opening a turning new page of her life. (more...)
Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse Newborn SC baby name honors historic 2017 solar eclipse
- August 23, 2017

The healthy baby entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. She was due to give birth on September 3 but instead went into labour early and had her baby at Greenville Memorial Hospital. "It was kind of shocking and unusual", Freedom told The Greenville News . "We're probably going to call her Clipsey", Freedom said. A couple in SC have named their baby girl Eclipse in honor of the awesome astronomical event that took place on the day she was born. (more...)
Houston Man Accused Of Trying To Destroy Confederate Monument In Hermann Park Houston Man Accused Of Trying To Destroy Confederate Monument In Hermann Park
- August 23, 2017

He was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance , which carries a penalty of five to 40 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. The park ranger said that Schneck admitted to wanting to do harm to the Dowling statue because he did not "like that guy". The ranger reported seeing Schneck with two small boxes, according to the Department of Justice, and ordered him to put them down. (more...)
Tens of thousands swarm Boston in rallies Tens of thousands swarm Boston in rallies
- August 23, 2017

Boston police say 27 arrests were made during the conservative activist rally and counterdemonstration on Boston Common. Aerial photos showed the latter group filling one of Boston's main streets for several blocks, in a huge outpouring of anti-racist sentiment in this strongly Democratic northeastern city. (more...)