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Third natural disaster rocks Indonesia's Lombok in under two weeks

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The USGS said the latest quake had a magnitude of 5.9 - there are reports it brought down some buildings. BMKG's natural disaster and Tsunami Center had recorded 362 aftershocks after Sunday's quake. The island was still recovering after two other recent earthquakes when the tremor happened . Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and Bali - have been evacuated or have chosen to leave since the weekend. Read More »

Malaysia's Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering as charges pile up

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The new charges allege 42 million ringgit stemming from illegal activities was transferred to a bank account between December 2014 and February 2015. High Court Judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said a decision on when the trial begins, and on the gag order, would be made on Friday. Najib Razak, who says he is not guilty of any wrongdoing, again pleaded not guilty in the face of new money laundering charges today. Read More »

Exiting 'Fox & Friends' host could be headed to 'The View'

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She had a hand getting started in the industry with a behind-the-scenes job at Good Morning America when she was 16. "This has been a dream I've always had to be on this show", she said of The View . She's married and has one daughter. The hosts of " The View ", with Huntsman's addition, will be: Whoopi Goldberg , Joy Behar , Sunny Hostin , Meghan McCain , and now Abby Huntsman . Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sits Down with Sean Hannity

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Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars' six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned. And on August 6, YouTube took a step further by eliminating the Alex Jones Channel. And in doing so we eschew real discourse, the kind that takes these problematic claims like many of Jones' to task, for tribalism and stubbornness. "I think that while Facebook and YouTube officials are hiding under their desks not knowing what to do next, I really ... Read More »

Japan Medical School Apologizes for Hurting Women’s Admissions Chances

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It said that it had believed that was in the best interests of the profession and helped the school to maintain its influence. The university's admission of discriminatory practices has drawn a harsh backlash from the medical community in Japan including representatives from the the Japan Joint Association of Medical Professional Women and the Japan Medical Women's Association. Read More »

Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

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But the plan to create an entirely new branch of the service has rankled some in the Pentagon , who say it is unnecessary, and that the Air Force has for years looked after the nation's interests in orbit. Meanwhile, others have argued that it makes sense to form a separate military branch specifically for space. The steps towards establishing a Space Force are creating a Space Development Agency, a Space Operations Force and a United States Space Command, the White House added. Read More »

Druze army vets campaign against Israel’s Jewish state law

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Finally, on the issue of Diaspora Jewry, she notes that the law explicitly mentions that "the state will act within the Diaspora to strengthen the affinity between the state and members of the Jewish people" and says that the language chosen to refer to activities in the Diaspora alone was to "avoid an undemocratic situation in which a constitutional "right" would effectively bind the Israeli Government to make decisions based on how they would be perceived overseas". Read More »

Israel Releases Footage of Gaza Sea Barrier

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A relative of a Palestinian Hamas who was killed in Israeli tank shelling, reacts at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip . "Targeting Abu-Hussein and Murtaja was a clear example of the flagrant Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists", the report said. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for London

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The number of power outages in the area is unknown at this time. A cell there is producing heavy rain, large hail, and strong winds moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. "Large hail can damage property and cause injury", the warning said". Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Read More »

Third Strong Earthquake Shakes Indonesia As Death Toll Tops 300

It's the third tremor to hit Lombok in the space of two weeks. "We were stuck in the traffic while delivering aid, suddenly it felt like our auto was hit from behind, it was so strong", witness Sri Laksmi told AFP. But Mr Sutopo said some areas in the north had still not received any aid. "There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok", Nugroho tweeted Thursday. Read More »

Drunk driver tells police she is a ‘thoroughbred white girl’

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After being pulled over, the woman told cops she had two glasses of wine, according to a police report. Cutshaw reportedly had a 0.18 percent blood alcohol level after taking a breathalyzer test. When asked why she had brought up her race, she said: " You're a cop, you should know what that means ". After another officer found marijuana and rolling papers in her Ford Fusion, she said she "may have" smoked pot earlier that evening as well, the report said. Read More »

Rick Gates, testifying in Manafort trial, admits to affair, London apartment

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But prosecutors said they had previously received Ellis's approval to have Welch in the courtroom, something transcripts confirmed, according to Politico . Manafort's defense team says it was actually Gates who committed the financial crimes, without Manafort knowing, and Manafort's lawyers also have sought to exploit the guilty plea that Gates has accepted after he was indicted on related charges. Read More »

Peter Dutton 'lucky to escape' deadly Lombok natural disaster

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Most of the quake victims were away from the main tourist spots and coastal districts in the south and west, and were in the mountainous north and east of the island. The agency warned all of the numbers were likely to increase as search operations continued Monday. A woman was pulled alive on Tuesday from under a grocery store that fell apart in the rural north of the tropical holiday island, near the epicenter of Sunday's quake. Read More »

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

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Anti-abortion supporters in Argentina celebrated on Wednesday night after the Senate rejected a bill that would have legalised terminations in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. An abortion-rights activist reacts outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, on Thursday to news that the Senate voted to reject a bill that would have legalized abortion. Read More »

Saudi air defense intercepts, destroys Houthi missile launched at Jizan

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A Reuters photographer saw bloodied and bandaged children being treated by doctors. The children were on their way to summer camps, Yahya Sha'em, head of the Houthi-held health office in Saada told CNN. The military alliance says it does not target civilians and has set up an investigation committee into alleged mass casualty air strikes which have mostly cleared the coalition of any blame. Read More »

Indonesia's Lombok hit by another strong quake

A 5.9-magnitude quake aftershock struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of Lombok Thursday, the US Geological Survey said , even as relief agencies raced to find survivors among the wreckage from Sunday's quake. Some villages have collapsed entirely. The island was still recovering after two other recent earthquakes when the tremor happened . The announcement came after an inter-agency meeting was called to resolve wildly different figures from various government offices. Read More »

Dubai tourist runs up $65,000 in speeding fines driving supercar

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Early morning on July 31, he was caught speeding in the auto by all the radars on Sheikh Zayed Road from 2.30am-6am. In total, the driver's speeding antics have accumulated fines of Dh70,000, or just under £15,000. The British national handed over $2200 to the dealership, as well as his passport as a deposit for the supercar rental, so it could be virtually impossible for him to leave the UAE without payment. Read More »

Bashar al-Assad's wife being treated for breast cancer

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Syria's First Lady, Asma al-Assad has been admitted to a hospital in Damascus after being diagnosed with incipient breast cancer, the Presidential Office twittered on Wednesday. In a now infamous interview with Vogue magazine in February 2012 - as the government had begun cracking down on the months-old uprising - Ms Al Assad was described as "a rose in the desert" and "wildly democratic". Read More »

Spreaker Removes Alex Jones Podcasts

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Twitter is on fire with debate over nearly simultaneous decisions by Facebook , Apple, YouTube and Spotify to take action against controversial right-wing YouTube host Alex Jones' and his InfoWars channel citing "hate speech". The social site also placed Alex Jones on a 30-day block for his role in posting violating content to these Pages. He has already been slapped with three separate defamation lawsuits by the families of children who lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre. Read More »

Official death toll still 131 in Indonesia quake

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Emergency workers are continuing to dig through rubble and are gradually starting to reach more remote areas of the large island. But disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement the information from those sources was incomplete and hadn't been cross-checked for duplication. Read More »

Explosion kills chief of Syrian chemical weapons plant

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In the Syrian province of Hama near the town of Masyaf undermined the vehicle in which Aziz was Asbel, head of the research center, in which, in the opinion of Western countries secretly developed chemical weapons. According to Hadashot news, Azbar was tasked with improving the range and accuracy of the Syrian regime's Scud missiles. The Middle Eastern intelligence source said Asbar's killing was the fourth assassination attempt in three years by Israel on foreign soil against a ... Read More »

Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life'

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While Gates and others have pleaded guilty, Manafort has refused to strike a deal and legal experts say he may be holding out hopes of a pardon from Trump. Manafort's lawyers on Wednesday tried to further malign Gates as a witness by suggesting Gates lied about the number of extramarital affairs he's had. Read More »

Israel rejects European Union plan to link Gaza and West Bank

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At least two Palestinians were wounded in raids aimed targeting a Hamas base in the southern Gaza Strip, the enclave's health ministry said. TRT World's Mohammad Mansour reports from Gaza. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov. The area where the rockets fell have been closed off by the police as bomb disposal units were called to the scene. Read More »

U.K. to ask Russia to extradite nerve agent attack suspects

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The British investigation earlier reported that two of the alleged poisoner had to flee to Russian Federation. British officials blamed Russian Federation for the attack, but the Kremlin denied any involvement. "This is Litvinenko all over again. The police have managed to identify the people coming over and going back again", sources told The Guardian . They were both found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre after being exposed to novichok - they were initially thought to have ... Read More »

Rare fire tornado caught on film during United Kingdom industrial blaze

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A massive fire sparked a "firenado" in the English Midlands on Tuesday. The cause of the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote is not yet known. They're also hard to come by: According to Leicestershire fire officials, "our Chief has never witnessed one, 32 years on!" The fire originated in a plastics factory in Derbyshire. Read More »

USA to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation for poisoning ex-spy

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The sanctions are to take effect on or around 22 August, she added. In March, the US expelled 60 Russian diplomats as part of a joint response with allies to the nerve-agent attack. Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre in Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve agent novichok . Read More »

Iran sanctions: U.S. can't stop our oil exports, says minister

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They had also proposed setting up accounts for the Central Bank of Iran in their national banks, he added. New US sanctions on Iran have taken effect despite pleas from Washington's allies. President Trump slammed the Iranian regime with "the most biting sanctions ever imposed" this week; warning global leaders that anyone "doing business with Iran" will "not be doing business with the United States ". Read More »

Rand Invites Russian Delegation to Capitol Hill

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Shelby's delegation said it had come with the similar goal of reviving communications with Russia , but had also delivered a warning to the Russians not to interfere in the USA mid-terms this November. Senator Rand Paul , one of President Trump's more eager defenders on Russian Federation, jetted into Moscow on Monday in a bid to increase engagement with the country. Read More »

Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

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Paul, has cheered the Kentucky senator's leadership in bringing about more diplomacy between Russian Federation and the United States. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul wrote in a Twitter post. Read More »

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile In Estonia

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Two Spanish Eurofighter jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in the training exercise, the Spanish defence ministry said . A Eurofighter Typhoon from the Spanish Air Force accidentally launched an AMRAAM air-to-air missile in a practice area in southern Estonia on Tuesday. Read More »