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Air quality advisory in effect for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

British Columbia now has the worst air quality in North America, due to an excess of forest fires. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality reports Northwest Montana is seeing the most significant air quality impacts due to a combination of nearby fires and a large amount of smoke pouring in from Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia. Read More »

Landmark Convention on Caspian Sea Legal Regime Signed in Kazakhstan


It is a landlocked body of water not linked with the world ocean and for this reason it is not a sea, but by virtue of its size and special features of its water and seabed it can not be considered a lake, either. It's important to point out that while the littoral states have been negotiating since 1996 on the Caspian's status, the existing ambiguity has not stopped Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan from exploiting the resources off their coasts. Read More »

Man Arrested After Hitting Pedestrians with Car Near British Parliament


The man was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences. Armed police stand in the street after a auto crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London , Britain, Aug.14, 2018. Mr. Masood then tried to rush inside with a knife and killed a police officer before being shot dead in a courtyard area. Eyewitness Ewelina U. Ochab said she saw the incident take place from the other side of the pavement. Read More »

One dead after plane crashes into house at mouth of Payson Canyon


After being booked on suspicion of domestic violence and released on bail, Youd was escorted home by an officer. That occurred without incident, Sgt Sandoval said. Most of the home was still intact but the front was badly damaged from the impact and resulting fire. Youd's wife and a boy were inside the home at the time and got out safely, she said. Read More »

Highway bridge collapses in Italy


Soon afterward, Italy's Adnkronos news agency cited an emergency ambulance service spokesman estimating dozens had perished. A bridge in Italy collapsed Tuesday, police said. Rescue workers say about 10 vehicles were involved when a 200m (650ft) section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed during a sudden and violent storm. The moment shocked residents who can be heard in the video screaming "Oh my God". Read More »

United Kingdom should take migrants on Aquarius, says Rome


He added the rescue was co-ordinated by the Libyan coastguard and that the vessel is now in Maltese waters. "The vessel [Aquarius ] is now in global waters off Malta and the island of Lampedusa, awaiting the designation of a safe port in accordance with worldwide maritime law", SOS Mediterranee chief Sophie Beau told French radio station France Info . Read More »

Man arrested after vehicle crashes into barriers outside Houses of Parliament


Tuesday August 14, 2018. One of those attacks saw an Islamic extremist mow down pedestrians with a vehicle before dismounting and killing a police officer guarding the Palace with a knife. Khalid Masood was then shot dead by armed police in that same courtyard. She said: "I was walking on the other side of the road". Video showed the driver being dragged out of his vehicle by a number of police officers. Read More »

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying


Jeremy Corbyn has admitted attending a ceremony for the terrorists behind the Munich massacre, but denied laying a wreath himself. Eleven Israelis were killed in Munich in 1972, when Palestinian militants took Israeli Olympic team members hostage at a hotel in an attack which played out over live television. Read More »

Clarify activists arrests — European Union to Saudis


Its Foreign Ministry counter-tweeted [.] Further, it issued a warning: "Any further step from the Canadian side in that direction will be considered as acknowledgment of our right to interfere in the Canadian domestic affairs". Saudi Arabia is also emboldened by its very good relations with the current U.S. Administration, and picking a fight with Canada wouldn't have happened if "Trump wasn't at the White House", Haizam Amirah-Fernández, an analyst at Madrid-based think tank Elcano Royal ... Read More »

Romanians rally again in anti-corruption, anti-government protests


As the protests heated up, some threw bottles and paving slabs at riot police. Hundreds of people including many Romanians who work in western Europe and police officers needed medical attention. According to the World Bank, up to a quarter of the Romanian population - between three and five million people - live and work overseas, sending back around $5bn (£3.9bn) to one of the EU's least developed countries. Read More »

North and South Korean Leaders Will Meet in Pyongyang in September


No date was announced for what will be the third meeting this year between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "In a practical perspective, this is a grand turning point for our inter-Korean relations", Ri said at the start of the meeting, citing a flurry of talks and exchanges since early this year. Read More »

Florida man charged with manslaughter in "stand your ground" shooting


Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe said. The dispute with Drejka started when he yelled at McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany Jacobs - who was in a vehicle with two of the couple's small children - outside a store for parking in a handicapped space. Read More »

Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week -US source


Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The officials said Iran has historically carried out a ballistic missile firing as part of the exercise, so last week's missile launch was consistent with that pattern. Read More »

China rejects allegations of detaining 1 million Uighurs in camps in Xinjiang


President Xi Jinping enacted "strike hard" government campaigns to tackle unrest in 2014 following riots among Uyghur groups in 2009 which mostly targeted majority Han people. But McDougall said that members of the Uighur community and other Muslims were being treated as "enemies of the state" exclusively on the basis of their ethno-religious identity. Read More »

Tourist and fisherman killed in Kenya hippo attacks


After a severe drought last year, Kenya had several months of heavy rain this year that caused serious flooding, including around Lake Naivasha. A witness told The Star of Kenya that Chang moved too close to the animal, which suddenly turned on him and snapped at his chest . Read More »

Turkish Lira MELTDOWN: Erdogan in complete DENIAL about economic and political cost


Also helping was Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak's comments the country had drafted an action plan to ease investor concerns while the banking watchdog said it limited swap transactions. Similarly, the Vietnamese dong, which has been deemed as exposed to an intensification of hostilities between the USA and China over trade, also fell to a new all-time low against the dollar on Monday, with traders happy to seize on any excuse to sell. Read More »

US envoy urges UK to ditch support for Iran deal


The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief the media. In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US' top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of "serious consequences" for businesses who flaunt Washington's sanctions. Read More »

Mismanagement More Harmful Than US Sanctions

The Associated Press, meanwhile, reported that Khamenei said that negotiation "with the bullying and very eager government of the US means giving it an instrument through which it can add to its hostility". The Times of Israel notes Khamenei's outline on his English Twitter account as to why negotiations are out of the question, in which he calls the USA government a "duplicitous" one that uses a bait-and-switch-style "formula" during talks. Read More »

Peter Strzok fired from the FBI


The FBI had been reviewing his employment. The lawyer accused Bowdich of bowing to political pressure and said the firing was not based "on a fair and independent examination of the facts". Earlier this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after a scathing report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog concluded he had leaked information to reporters and misled investigators about his actions. Read More »

Khamenei Acknowledges Iran's Problems 'Internal,' Not Purely U.S. Sanctions


Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, August 13, 2018. "I ban holding any talks with America. Iran's rial currency has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed U.S. sanctions, driven mainly by heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings. Read More »

Trump threatens Canada again with auto tariffs if NAFTA fails


Trump slapped Canada and other allies with steel and aluminum duties, which led to retaliatory levies from Ottawa. Obrador, Mexico's first left-wing president in recent times, won't take office until December 1, and he's believed to be keen for the transitional government to clinch a deal with the United States before then so his party can maintain some distance from a revamped agreement. Read More »

Omarosa releases taped conversation with President Trump

Trump has always been known to tape conversations over the phone and in person in his office at Trump Tower. Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump , leaves his hotel, in NY, last month. In an interview on ABC News' "This Week", Conway Trump "rightfully wants America to see that this [special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation comes to a conclusion in a timely fashion". Read More »

Manchester police say 10 people hospitalised after shooting at Caribbean carnival


Dooley said the Caribbean Carnival was held in the area but was finished several hours prior to this incident occurring, which is why there were still a lot of people. Their injuries are not thought to be serious at this time. A "large number" of armed and unarmed officers raced to the street where they found several people suffering from gunshot wounds. Read More »

Blast at a Building in Northern Syria Kills at Least 36


The explosion collapsed two five-storey buildings, burying numerous victims, it said. Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove rubble and extract trapped people from the flattened buildings, the correspondent said. The pro-government Al-Watan daily said Sunday that huge military reinforcements have reached the outskirts of Idlib province as a preliminary step to launch a wide-scale offensive. Read More »

Baltimore police repeatedly punch man in the head in shocking VIDEO


When McGrier was asked for his identification, the situation escalated with Officer Williams punching McGrier several times. Tuggle says part of the Baltimore police investigation will involve reviewing body worn camera footage. " Officers have a responsibility and duty to control their emotions in the most stressful of situations ", the interim police commissioner said. Federal authorities began investigating city police following the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray , a young black ... Read More »

Cat lovers offered free house on handsome Greek Island with 55 cats


With the job, you'll not only have the love of many cats, but you'll also have a fully paid for, modern little house with its own garden that also has a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary to boot. They found kittens thrown away in garbage cans, bony cats relying on scraps, and injured cats that needed care. The posting highlights that the job is not full time and comes with additional benefits. Read More »

Trump Supports Harley Boycott If Some Production Shifts Overseas


Trump's comments come one day after he visited a "Bikers for Trump" rally in Bedminster, N.J., where many appeared to endorse the president's recent tough talk against Harley-Davidson. The company is already struggling with falling sales. Gary Rathbun rumbled into South Dakota to attend the United States' pre-eminent gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts atop his Harley-Davidson, a 2009 Ultra Classic that brought him 800 miles from Idaho. Read More »

Turkey's central bank launches economic-stability plan

The Turkish lira fell to an all-time low of 7.2 against the dollar, after comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the weekend failed to calm investors. "The decline in the lira is multifaceted, caused not only by a weak external position in terms of current account deficit and inadequate currency reserves, but also the challenging political environment which exacerbates the vulnerabilities in the lira", said Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P. Read More »