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Mystery of Myanmar 'ghost ship' solved


Fishermen had spotted a ship with no crew off the coast of Myanmar. When the vessel ran aground, Navy personnel boarded the vessel to search for clues. When crew members were questioned, they told the Navy they had left Jakarta on August 13 for the ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh. The Sam Rataulangi was built in 2001 and has a deadweight of 26,500 tons, according to the Marine Traffic website, which lists the movements of ships around the globe. Read More »

Theresa May: No compromise, second referendum on Brexit plan


If it continued on the same path, Mr Johnson added, the government would "throw away most of the advantages of Brexit ". On his successor Dominic Raab, he added: "He will do the best he can on the Chequers deal, but unfortunately the Chequers deal is not one which is going to be good enough for the United Kingdom". Read More »

Bobi Wine arrives in U.S. for treatment


Bobi Wine and Zaake were on Thursday evening blocked from travelling overseas for specialised treatment and police subsequently booked them into government's Kiruddu hospital, a satellite hospital of Mulago. That referred to Uganda's Special Forces Command. Police Friday re-arrested another one of the five lawmakers, Francis Zaake, as he also tried to leave the country for medical treatment. Read More »

George Papadopoulos' lawyers claim Trump 'nodded with approval' over Putin meeting


Trump's recognition", he didn't tell any of those people on the campaign with whom he was currying favor. The first person sentenced in the Russia inquiry, Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a former associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan, was ordered to serve 30 days behind bars for lying to prosecutors. Read More »

Deputy shoots suspect at Del Mar Fairgrounds


After getting into an argument, sheriff's deputies responded and confronted the man. The sheriff's office said the suspect was "down" and had been taken to hospital. Several deputies administered first aid to a man on the ground as they waited for EMTs to arrive, according to the footage. CBS 8 reported that two people were injured. Read More »

McCain’s daughter takes shot at Trump during eulogy


On Friday in Detroit, singer Stevie Wonder also made reference to Trump's slogan during his tribute to Franklin, the legendary recording artist who died of pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16. The former Republican presidential nominee and prisoner of war graduated from the academy in 1958 and is one if its most distinguished alumni. Some people will never recover from that, " tweeted Katrina Pierson, an adviser to Trump's re-election campaign. Read More »

Two Reuters reporters convicted in landmark secrets case


Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had pleaded not guilty to violating the colonial-era act, an offence punishable by up to 14 years in prison. "The time already served by the defendants from Dec 12 will be taken into consideration", the judge said. Read More »

Ivanka Trump attends McCain funeral after the president wasn't invited


In doing so, Mr Obama placed Mr McCain among the ranks of presidents John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, drawing a subtle contrast between these American leaders and the current leadership in the White House. But after eight years of Bush, he could not overcome Barack Obama's campaign based on change. It stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to allow his widow Cindy McCain to lay a wreath honouring all who died in the conflict. Read More »

Sheriff: Family's kayak capsizes, father and 3 children die


Haraf declined to speculate on how the father and children died while wearing life jackets. Fryman and two of the children were found dead in the water after midnight, according to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office. A full search ensued immediately after that was reported to police. The weather began to change and waves swelled between 3 and 4 feet. She was found alive in the water on the west side of Michigan Island just after 10:00 p.m. Read More »

Man charged with terror offences in Sydney


The 25-year-old was taken back to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged with "collecting or making a document connected with the preparation for, engagement of, or assistance in a terrorist act". "From the documentation, he would affiliate with ISIS", Sheehy added, using an acronym for militant group Islamic State. "The charge laid against this person are serious and significant and should not be underestimated". Read More »

Private service for McCain before burial at Naval Academy

Debbie Rasmussen of Arnold, Md., sits in her auto as she watches for any activity with the funeral and burial for Sen. John McCain's final journey from his Arizona ranch is ending on a grassy hill at the U.S. While their remarks made clear their admiration for him, they also represented a repudiation of President Donald Trump's brand of tough-talking, divisive politics. Read More »

John McCain was 'a friend to Canada' says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan


The cameras caught a sweet moment between former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President George W Bush during Senator John McCain's funeral yesterday. In 2005, he cosponsored a bill with the late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy that was the benchmark for future legislation. Trump once said that, as president, he was "not going to have time to go play golf". Read More »

New info surfaces on Ted Cruz opponent's 1998 DUI crash

Hogg also tweeted the numerous anti-Cruz sentiments Trump has tweeted over the years, but the campaign will reportedly feature a 2016 tweet calling Cruz an "all talk, no action" politician. I am excited to announce that I will be leading a large resistance rally in Texas at the exact same time of Trump's (details tba). Some Texas Democrats with ties to his campaign don't think O'Rourke's campaign is equipped to do the same. Read More »

Fairbanks woman arraigned in children's deaths


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Trump finally orders flags lowered to honor John McCain


In that missive, he was brief - and his words focused on the McCain family and didn't offer praise for the senator's legacy. There's going to be a lot of activity over the next number of days. Kyl said he would miss McCain, whose greatest contribution was to national security. Dole reflected on their relationship Wednesday and the moment years ago when he revealed his POW memorial to McCain. Read More »

Brazilian court bars Lula da Silva from running in presidential election


The widely expected decision removes a cloud hanging over Brazil's most uncertain election in decades - though Lula's lawyers have said they would appeal an adverse decision to the Supreme Court . Former trade union leader Lula is also involved in another five ongoing court cases. His nearest rival, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, has 19%. Read More »

Myanmar rejects UN probe on abuses


Tatmadaw is the official name of Myanmar's military. Many western governments have only weak or nonexistent relations with her now. Myanmar's civilian government shares power with the military, which controls key ministries including home affairs and immigration. Read More »

Firefighters battle massive blaze at Brazil museum


Firefighters are tackling the blaze at the building, which contains more than 20 million items in its collection. It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire; the museum reportedly had infrastructure problems in recent years. "Everybody wants to be supportive now". Brazil has struggled to emerge from its worst recession in decades. The museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil. Read More »

FBI Arrests All 5 'Extremist Muslims' Connected To New Mexico Compound


The criminal complaint charges Jany Leveille with being an alien unlawfully in possession of firearms and ammunition in the District of New Mexico from November 2017 through August 2018. Child abuse charges against them were dropped because prosecutors missed the 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause. "Those charges were subsequently dropped Friday in lieu of taking the case to a grand jury set to convene in late September". Read More »

Jet-setting Instagram model dies on billionaire's yacht

Bailleres was reportedly not in Greece when McNamara died. A person on the port noticed the woman at the back on the yacht at dawn Friday and called the police. Ms McNamara posted on Facebook on Monday she was excited to see 'the most awesome big sister I could ever ask for'. "Excitement is an understatement", McNamara wrote on Instagram . Read More »

So, Trade Negotiations With Canada Are Going Great - Hit & Run

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Congress on Saturday not to interfere with his plans for a new North American Free Trade Agreement , lest he cancel the deal entirely. "There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal", the president wrote on Twitter. Trade between the three countries surged. Read More »

Wherever there are handsome women, there’ll be plenty rape cases -President Duterte


Duterte-Carpio, however, said the city government and other agencies have interventions to curb the rising incidence of rape, dropping the crime's incidence with 95 cases in January to June from 120 cases in the same period past year. "I don't think we should give too much weight on what the President says by way of a joke", Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. Read More »

4 missing after Colorado River boat collision


As of 9:00 pm, multiple agencies are continuing to search for two missing occupants. Officials said the two people missing were "presumed submerged". During the collision, everyone from both boats was thrown into the water, and both boats sank. Nine others were taken to local hospitals by ambulance. Read More »

Former British prime minister urges Labour to act on anti-Semitism


He singled out Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for failing to address anti-Semitic attitudes in the main opposition party, saying Corbyn would pose a danger as prime minister unless he expresses "clear remorse" for past statements. Corbyn has repeatedly said he repudiates antisemitism and, on Friday, clarified his Zionist remarks by saying he was he was using the term in "in the accurate political sense and not as a euphemism for Jewish people". Read More »

Syrian state media says electrical fault behind airbase blasts

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment. Assad regime troops are supported militarily by their Russian and Iranian allies, Tehran-backed Hezbollah fighters as well as Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan militiamen. Israeli missiles have reportedly hit the airfield in 2016 and January 2017. Explosions rocked a Syrian military airport near the capital Damascus late on Saturday, with an NGO saying it was a "possible Israeli missile" but state media blaming a technical issue at a munitions ... Read More »