News: World

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 12-month pay freeze for MPs

Monday  11:28,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

<p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a 12-month pay freeze for the country's politicians, saying they are already paid well enough.</p>MPs were due to receive a 3 per cent pay rise during September, backdated to July[...]
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Kindergarten under fire after parading children in burkas, AK47s on Indonesian Independence Day

Monday  11:07,   20 august 2018
abc.net.au

A kindergarten in Indonesia's East Java province apologises for dressing students in burkas and fake AK47 assault rifles, as part of a local Independence Day parade. The pre-schoolers from the TK Kartika — a kindergarten located in an Indonesian [...]

Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

Monday  10:50,   20 august 2018
msn

Afghan officials say the Taliban have taken more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in an ambush in the country's north.&nbsp;This comes despite President Ashraf Ghani's call for a cease-fire with the Taliban during the[...]

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Monday  09:25,   20 august 2018
msn

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by Korean War.Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily[...]

Disgraced USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar moved to a new prison after being 'attacked by inmates when he was released into the general population'

Monday  07:58,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Nassar was attacked by inmates at the high-security prison in May almost immediately after he was released into the general population of prisoners at the US Penitentiary in Arizona.Nassar was attacked by inmates at the high-security prison in May[...]

Mysterious giant shark tracked by satellites, rare sightings

Monday  07:57,   20 august 2018
foxnews

A basking shark’s enormous silhouette, rarely seen in oceans worldwide, is a major draw for scientists who are mapping its often mysterious migrations. The world’s second largest fish, growing to more than 35 feet, the basking shark or Cetorhinus[...]

China arrests over ancient relic thefts

Monday  05:31,   20 august 2018
bbc

Twenty-six people are suspected of stealing gold and jewellery from tombs at an ancient burial site.The gang allegedly seized almost 650 objects, including gold and silver cutlery and jewellery, from the Dulan Tombs, which lie on the ancient Silk[...]

From Alternative Facts to “Truth Isn’t Truth”

Monday  04:31,   20 august 2018
msn

“Truth isn’t truth,” Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday in discussing why having the president be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the probe into election interference isn’t a good idea. Credit Cards Are Now[...]

Cohen, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million

Monday  03:32,   20 august 2018
msn

The inquiry, which could deal a significant blow to President Trump, is entering the final stages, and charges against Michael D. Cohen could come by the end of August.Federal authorities investigating whether President Trump’s former personal[...]

Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion

Monday  02:52,   20 august 2018
msn

The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete. RAI[...]

Trump insists he has 'nothing to hide' in Russia probe

Monday  00:05,   20 august 2018
cbsnews

The president slammed the investigation as "McCarthyism at its worst""The failing New York Times wrote a fake piece today implying that because White House Councel [sic] Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel[...]

Baby boy is born at 1,400ft on board a coastguard helicopter after his mother went into labour while visiting the Isles of Scilly

Monday  00:05,   20 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A healthy baby boy has been born at 1400 feet after his mother went into labour while visiting the Isles of Scilly. The coastguard helicopter had been called to take her to a mainland hospital.The boy was born on board the helicopter over Penzance[...]

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

Sunday  20:29,   19 august 2018
msn

Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes. Entire villages in Kerala have been swept away in the state's[...]

Inside Scientologists’ Bizarre Plot to Sell Bogus Meat to the Poor

Sunday  19:30,   19 august 2018
thedailybeast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In the summer of 1973, Conrad Romo, a 19-year-old boy from L.A. whose Catholic upbringing had been derailed by books like Hermann Hesse’s Siddartha and John G. Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, anything that “spoke[...]

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

Sunday  15:25,   19 august 2018
msn

A strong earthquake has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.&nbsp;A strong earthquake jolted the[...]