• Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020
Trump administration calls for 'Space Force' to be established by 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump is not giving up on his dream of a Space Force, Congressional budget be damned. Space warfare capabilities are now overseen by the US Air Force . The new branch would need to compete for money with other big, politically protected Defense Department priorities that Congress already funds. That's a big statemen...

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  • Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina
Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina

Crowds gathered outside Argentina's National Congress in the capital, Buenos Aires, to watch the vote on large screens. The lower house of Congress has already passed the measure and Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he will sign it if approved by the Senate.

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  • Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza
Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza

Israel says Hamas, which rules Gaza , is using the protests as cover to carry out cross-border attacks. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement denouncing the Israeli assassination of two of its fighters, in northern Gaza , and holding Israel accountable for any future escalation.

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  • Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok
Another strong quake hits Indonesia's Lombok

The powerful 6.9-magnitude quake that struck the island of Lombok has left more than 130 people dead and displaced thousands. The death toll from Monday's 6.9 magnitude quake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen dramatically overnight to 347, with state-run news agency Antara issuing the new figure.

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  • Russia PM warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Russia PM warns of 'horrible' conflict if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Russian troops remain on Georgian soil. The two-day visit to the Georgian capital by Czaputowicz, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, Latvia's top diplomat Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko included meetings with Georgia's president, prime minister, parliamentary speaker and foreign minister, in additi...

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  • Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life'
Gates Describes Manafort Orders While Defense Hammers 'Secret Life'

The cross-examination of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's protégé ended after the defense renewed its attack on Rick Gates' credibility. Manafort is the first person to be tried on charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.

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  • Deaths reported as massive quake hits Lombok
Deaths reported as massive quake hits Lombok

Not less than 17 people were reported dead due to the 6.4 magnitude natural disaster leaving damaged buildings in hundreds of numbers besides triggering landslides that trapped trekkers on popular mountain hiking routes. "We were knocked certainly to the floor", he told Australian radio. Celebrity model Chrissy Teigen is now holidaying ther...

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  • Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300
Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Lombok was hit a week earlier by a 6.4 quake that killed 16 people. The US Geological Survey has the tremor at a magnitude 5.9. Reuters witnesses reporting on the aftermath of Sunday's quake in the north of the island said buildings and walls that had already been weakened collapsed, and people ran out onto roads even as rocks tumbled down fr...

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  • Dubai Tourist Racks Up $46000 in Fines in Rented Supercar
Dubai Tourist Racks Up $46000 in Fines in Rented Supercar

With the driver legally off the hook, for now, the dealer fears he could go to the embassy and claim he lost his passport in order to get home scot-free and avoid paying the colossal fine. The problem now is who should pay for the fine. The fines amount to DH70,000 (AU$25,700) for the 33 offences and DH 100,520 (AU$36,860) to retrieve the vehicle f...

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  • Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments
Theresa May condemns Boris Johnson's burka comments

A majority of adults in the United Kingdom do not believe Boris Johnson's comments describing women who wear burkas as looking like "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" are racist, a poll has suggested. that's the thing I'd like to see". He has faced fierce criticism for comparing women wearing the conservative Islamic dress to letter boxes and ...

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  • More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano
More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano

A 6.4 magnitude natural disaster has struck the popular Indonesian tourist destination at about 7am local time on Sunday (July 29), leaving at least 14 people dead. What's happening?'" she said. "I saw landslides and there were some people falling down". Hikers were able to start descending the mountain Monday after guides discovered an alt...

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  • Strong quake again hits Indonesia's Lombok island
Strong quake again hits Indonesia's Lombok island

Lombok is a roughly 4500 sq km island east of the slightly larger island of Bali. The quake which hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday evening killed at least 347 people, and officials say the death toll is likely to increase. Indonesian authorities are appealing for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from thei...

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  • Israel suspected in killing of top Syrian regime scientist
Israel suspected in killing of top Syrian regime scientist

After hundreds of people were killed in chemical attacks near Damascus in August 2013, a landmark deal with Russian Federation was struck to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stash, staving off United States airstrikes. Under Israeli law, only the prime minister can authorize assassinations, termed "negative treatment" by Mossad. He claimed that it...

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  • Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief
Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief

Manafort and Gates were the first two people indicted in Mueller's investigation into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Gates said he did, but the defense lawyer wasn't satisfied. After Gates testified that Manafort was "pretty good about knowing" where his money was, Ellis couldn't suppress a quip that appeared to...

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  • Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship Bound For Gaza
Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship Bound For Gaza

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire. The last phase, Hadashot reported, was a 5-10 year ceasefire agreement with Israel, that would include negotiations for the return of the Israeli citizens and remains of IDF soldiers held by Hamas in Gaza.

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  • Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce
Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

Air strikes by Israel's military on the Gaza border have killed three people including a pregnant woman and her toddler, the Gaza Health Ministry says. After Israel responded with tank fire, dozens of rockets were sent toward Israeli territory on Wednesday night. The Swedish vessel, named " Freedom for Gaza ", was intercepted on August 4th and ta...

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  • Britain to ask Russian Federation to extradite suspects in Salisbury attack
Britain to ask Russian Federation to extradite suspects in Salisbury attack

A Whitehall source told the Guardian: 'The CPS has been asked to prepare extradition requests and we understand they are ready to go. The pair are believed to have made a trip to the United Kingdom to target ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who were poisoned with the nerve agent in March.

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

The new announcement could bolster Trump's claim that his administration is taking a tough stance on Moscow, even as he denounces special counsel's Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe as a "witch hunt" that ought to be halted immediately.

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  • China, Germany defend Iran business ties as USA sanctions grip
China, Germany defend Iran business ties as USA sanctions grip

Turkey says it will continue to buy natural gas from Iran despite USA sanctions that were restored against the country on Tuesday. Mohammed Javad Zarif's public advice came after the United States reimposed sanctions against Iran on Monday, as presaged by President Donald Trump's withdrawal from his predecessor Barack Obama's nuclear deal, fo...

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  • Rand Paul Secures DC Meeting With Russian Delegation
Rand Paul Secures DC Meeting With Russian Delegation

Paul appeared to defend the Russian's denial of election interference after President Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki last month . Paul said he and Kosachev agreed "engagement is vital to our national security and peace around the world, adding that "We agreed on the importance of continued dialogue".

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