British woman freed temporarily from Iranian prison

Her British husband Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was with family in Damavand and had been reunited with her daughter Gabriella, four. "Gabriella had picked some flowers from the family garden, and was waiting to present them - the tradition she ... More..

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Facebook Takes Down Political Influence Campaigns Operating in Russia, Iran Before Midterms
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Facebook Takes Down Political Influence Campaigns Operating in Russia, Iran Before Midterms

As a result of the investigation, 652 pages, groups and accounts were removed. The 74 pages, 70 accounts and three groups on Facebook and 76 Instagram accounts - some dating back to 2013 - posted political co...More..

South Korea, Japan brace for winds and rain from 2 typhoons
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

South Korea, Japan brace for winds and rain from 2 typhoons

The weather agency warned of gusts, high waves and heavy rain even after the typhoon passes and airlines chose to cancel over 350 flights on Thursday as well as over 60 flights on Friday to and from airports in...More..

Is Bobi Wine's arrest a turning point for Ugandan politics?
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Is Bobi Wine's arrest a turning point for Ugandan politics?

Kyagulanyi was arrested last week along with four other lawmakers in connection with an incident involving an attack on President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade in the northwestern town of Arua. After the mili...More..

India refuses foreign aid for Kerala floods, state govt questions decision
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

India refuses foreign aid for Kerala floods, state govt questions decision

Until the 2004 tsunami, the Indian government had accepted financial assistance from foreign governments during the Uttarkashi quake (1991), Latur natural disaster (1993), Gujarat quake (2001), Bengal cyclone (...More..

Bolton: US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bolton: US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms

Wrapping up a visit to Israel , John Bolton also warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad that the United States would respond "very strongly" if chemical weapons are used against the country's last major ...More..

Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship & subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years". Zarif made the comments on Twitter on August 19, the 65th anniversary of a USA -backed coup that overthrew democratical...More..

Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister' in suburb street
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister' in suburb street

The knife attacker, who had been on a terror watch list since 2016, was then shot dead by police. Jean-Jacques Brot, the top government administrator in the Yvelines region, tweeted that the attacker Thursd...More..

by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

USA and China escalate trade war as total sum levied reaches $100bn

Interested in Trump Administration? The latest tit-for-tat escalation was initiated this afternoon in Asian trade (12:01am USA time), when the U.S. "We hope the USA side will get along with us to strive for ...More..

Michael Cohen striking deal with federal prosecutors
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Michael Cohen striking deal with federal prosecutors

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Cohen said in court that he made the excessive contributions in the summer of 2016 and in October 2016 - at the direction of ...More..

Toddlers survive in wrecked vehicle for days after crash kills mother
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Toddlers survive in wrecked vehicle for days after crash kills mother

After the police distributed a description of the boy, a family member contacted the sheriff's office and asked if the child's one-year-old brother had been found nearby, also explaining that the children's m...More..

South African Twitterati dumps on Trump over land expropriation comment
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

South African Twitterati dumps on Trump over land expropriation comment

Fox News has a hyper partisan conservative news bias, with unfair interpretation of news, according to Ad Fontes Media , based in the USA state of Colorado. Ramaphosa says it's necessary to heal the historical...More..

Isis leader Baghdadi resurfaces, urges supporters to keep up the fight
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Isis leader Baghdadi resurfaces, urges supporters to keep up the fight

IS overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" in areas they controlled. In the 55-minute-long audio, published by the group's al-Furqan media outlet, the perso...More..

Putrajaya cancels ECRL, 2 other projects with China
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Putrajaya cancels ECRL, 2 other projects with China

When asked by Li whether Malaysia stands together with China on free trade during a press briefing on August 20, the Malaysian leader replied, "Free trade should also be fair trade". "He was the one who entered...More..

Facebook assigns secret trustworthiness ratings to users in war against fake news
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Facebook assigns secret trustworthiness ratings to users in war against fake news

Part of the challenge battling bogus content is that some people report posts as false simply because they disagree with stories, or in efforts to wrongly discredit them, according to the social network. Te...More..

Second leadership challenge planned for Australian PM
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Second leadership challenge planned for Australian PM

No prime minister has lasted a full three-year term since. "If they've got the same numbers they had the other day there's no point re-running the process", he said. He was told to stand down by home affairs ...More..

Collusion obsession: Broadcasters devote massive airtime to Russia investigation
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Collusion obsession: Broadcasters devote massive airtime to Russia investigation

The tweets were the latest in a spate of complaints in recent days from the president about a probe into whether his campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 election and whether Trump has...More..

7.3-magnitude quake jolts Venezuela, no tsunami threat
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

7.3-magnitude quake jolts Venezuela, no tsunami threat

Where did HUGE aftershock hit Venezuela? According to accounts on social media, the quake was felt in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas some 600 kilometres away, where people ran into the streets in pani...More..

Canada criticises Saudi Arabia again over jailed activists
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Canada criticises Saudi Arabia again over jailed activists

Saudi government officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But Saudi Arabia's move toward greater gender equality now appears to be extending into the realm of political repression, acc...More..

Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors

The plea announcement came shortly after multiple U.S. media outlets reported that Cohen had reached a plea deal with prosecutors of the Southern District of NY. The Southern District of NY has stated that ...More..

China and Malaysia will promote bilateral ties
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

China and Malaysia will promote bilateral ties

The Malaysian prime minister was hopeful that China would understand the situation and would be able to help resolve it. That's the assurance that the premier gave to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their...More..

At least five dead as Italy white-water creek swells
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

At least five dead as Italy white-water creek swells

The Calabria prefect's office said 23 people were rescued from the flash flood in the Raganello Gorge , five of whom were hospitalized. A general view shows the area after several people were killed in a...More..

Woman killed by alligator while walking her dog on Hilton Head island
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Woman killed by alligator while walking her dog on Hilton Head island

Both were trying to save the dog, but the 2.5-metre alligator dragged the woman into the water, he said. The woman's dog, meanwhile, escaped without injuries, the police force said. The Sea Pines resort w...More..

Mollie Tibbetts’ Family: Don’t Politicize Our Daughter’s Murder
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mollie Tibbetts’ Family: Don’t Politicize Our Daughter’s Murder

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent a detainer request to local authorities for Rivera , who is from Mexico, according to an ICE spokesman. Tibbetts spent the first part of her childhood in Califor...More..

Portland's air quality fourth-worst among major cities worldwide
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Portland's air quality fourth-worst among major cities worldwide

Above and beyond the wildfires of Southern and Central Oregon and California, smoke from fires as far north as Washington and British Columbia has moved in to blanket the state. Poor air quality can be especial...More..

Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture': Moscow
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina has been refused proper medical care and deprived of sleep while in US detention, defense lawyer Robert Driscoll told RT Saturday. Driscoll said that the conditions in priso...More..

Haj 2018: What is the Day of Arafat?
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Haj 2018: What is the Day of Arafat?

Masjid al-Haram, meaning the sacred mosque, also houses the Kaaba . "Registration of pilgrims from the State of Qatar remains closed and residents of Qatar can not be granted visas as there are no diplomatic...More..

United Nations chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

United Nations chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Tensions have been running high near the Israeli fence around Gaza since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests demanding the right of return for the Palestinians driven out of their homeland ...More..

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea next month - Straits Times
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea next month - Straits Times

Brothers Lee Soo-nam and Ri Jong Song, aged 76 and 85, will be among hundreds of Koreans who will be reunited after more than six decades since they were separated during the Korean War . Kim Kwang-ho, 79, w...More..

U.S. Charges Two Iranians With Spying On Dissidents, Jewish Groups
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

U.S. Charges Two Iranians With Spying On Dissidents, Jewish Groups

In March and April this year, Ghorbani went to Iran where, according to the indictment, he briefed government officials on his information on MEK and received a list of "taskings" for infiltrating the dissident...More..