• America to beam up $8bn for Space Force
America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

Pence warned of the advancements that potential adversaries were making and issued what amounted to a call to arms to preserve the military's dominance in space . He's more recently said he's "in complete agreement" with Trump, though it's unclear if he's actually come around on the Space Force idea. Responding to Thursday's outlining of pla...

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  • Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California
Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

McGlover also faces a life sentence if convicted. That blaze had burned burned more than 304,000 acres and injured two firefighters, as of Thursday morning. This image provided by NASA shows the California wildfires captured from the International Space Station on August 3, 2018 by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst.

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  • Stolen Alaska Airlines plane crashes after unauthorized takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma airport
Stolen Alaska Airlines plane crashes after unauthorized takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma airport

Earlier, the pilot alternately expressed remorse for his actions and a desire to perform aerobatics as flew around Puget Sound, pursued by the two F-15 fighters. Audio captured between the man - who was identified as "Rich" - and air traffic controllers show him asking for help to get the cabin pressurised so he would stop feeling so lightheaded.

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  • Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result
Mnangagwa inauguration deferred after court challenge of result

The MDC party alleges that the vote result was rigged and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory was due to a falsified vote count in Zimbabwe's first election since the end of Robert Mugabe's rule. Britain's Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said in a statement she had spoken to Chamisa and Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo t...

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  • Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India
Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India

Many other people are injured or missing as rescue operations are underway by National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and military team. Idukki district received 167.2 mm rainfall on Thursday, which is more than eight times the normal. The rain has led to a rise in water levels at dams in the affected districts. The dam gates were opened after a ga...

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  • Ben Shapiro offers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to appear on his show
Ben Shapiro offers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to appear on his show

Another Democratic running is businessman Shri Thanedar. Almost 2.2 million votes were cast, a 28 percent spike over the 1.7 million mark from 2002, which is believed to be the previous record. The Vice President will be a special guest at a Republican Unity Rally at 6:30 p.m.in Grand Rapids. "I mean, if she were to get into a discussion with s...

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  • Julian Assange wanted to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee
Julian Assange wanted to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

His lawyer Jennifer Robinson has today confirmed Assange is "seriously considering" the the request but explained there would be caveats attached. WikiLeaks says Assange is "considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard ".

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  • Massive fire sparks 'firenado' in England
Massive fire sparks 'firenado' in England

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said in the post that fire tornados were caused by thermal currents of warm air rising from the ground, drawing in fire and ash. A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire involved approximately 100 metres x 100 metres of stacked plastic pallets". 'Had it been near Christmas when the ...

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  • Taliban 'pushed back' after attack on Afghanistan's Ghazni
Taliban 'pushed back' after attack on Afghanistan's Ghazni

The US forces in Afghanistan confirm that there were attacks on multiple government centers in Ghazni City on Thursday night. The attack around 80 miles south of Kabul was the militants' second all-out assault on a provincial capital this year and was one of their most audacious operations to date.

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  • At least four people killed in Canada shooting
At least four people killed in Canada shooting

Firefighters and paramedics have also been deployed to the scene. In a series of tweets the police said, "we can confirm multiple fatalities". CBS News security analyst Paul Vollis said that based exclusively on the video from the scene, it appeared the police had established a primary and secondary security cordon area, indicating that they ha...

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  • Man missing and 750 evacuated from campsites as floods hit southern France
Man missing and 750 evacuated from campsites as floods hit southern France

The mayor of Bagnols, Jean-Yves Chapelet, told BFM-TV many Dutch tourists were among 350 campers evacuated there. Trapped by a muddy, fast-flowing torrent after the Ardeche river burst its banks he sought shelter inside his caravan, but the vehicle was swept away.

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  • Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller
Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

Nunes, who chairs the House intelligence committee, has been targeted by Democrats as he has expanded the inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include the Obama administration's surveillance of the Trump campaign. But Nunes said that resistance to Rosenstein's impeachment was mostly about scheduling. "It's a matter of, it's a mat...

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  • More Rocket Attacks Moments After Gaza Terror Groups Announce End to Violence
More Rocket Attacks Moments After Gaza Terror Groups Announce End to Violence

Israeli sirens continued to blare, warning of incoming rockets, while airstrikes hit more targets in Gaza, even after Palestinian factions declared that the round of violence was "over". Israel responded by hitting the multi-storey building, first with small bombs apparently so that people would evacuate, then flattening it to the ground with a hug...

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  • Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court
Arab Groups Challenge Israel's Nation-State Law In Court

The law includes legally preserving Israel's "democratic" character, its state symbols (national anthem, flag, icon), Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Hebrew as the official language and the right of return for Diaspora Jewry. The leaders of the protest are retired senior officers who have fought for the Jewish state and seek equal rights. The...

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  • Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259
Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

Indonesian soldiers unload relief aid for quake victims from a plane at an airbase in Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia August 9, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Still, government assistance was barely a trickle in the west Lombok village of Kekait where Zulas Triani, an elementary school teacher who was sharing a tent with 30 others, said they...

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  • Abby Huntsman leaving Fox News for ‘The View’
Abby Huntsman leaving Fox News for ‘The View’

At Fox News Channel , Huntsman served as co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, a substitute co-host on programs such as America's Newsroom and Fox & Friends, and before that worked as a correspondent. One thing that she will lose is her unofficial title of the "hottest reporter on Fox", as bestowed upon her by her fans and Instagram followers. "I wa...

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  • SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sits Down with Sean Hannity
SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sits Down with Sean Hannity

But the company is monitoring the app. He is perhaps most notorious for claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook mass school shooting, which left 26 children and adults dead, was a hoax and that the surviving relatives are paid actors. Jones is now facing a raft of defamation lawsuits , including multiple suits from the families of Sandy Hook victims. ...

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  • North Korea chides United States for pressing sanctions
North Korea chides United States for pressing sanctions

North Korea on Thursday denounced USA calls for enforcing global sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an "outdated acting script". The White House and US State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. US National Security Advisor J...

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  • Tokyo medical school admits rigging exams to curb female enrolment
Tokyo medical school admits rigging exams to curb female enrolment

The scandal was uncovered by investigators looking into claims the university padded the scores of an education ministry bureaucrat's son to help him gain admission, and local media said other instances had been discovered where individual entrance test scores were revised upwards, suggesting favouritism.

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  • Dozens Killed, Several Injured When Air Strike Hits School Bus in Yemen
Dozens Killed, Several Injured When Air Strike Hits School Bus in Yemen

It's not clear if there was any damage or casualties. In a tweet , the International Committee for the Red Cross said the attack targeted a bus carrying children in Dahyan market in Saada province, which borders Saudi Arabia. The coalition faces widespread worldwide criticism for its airstrikes in Yemen that kill civilians. Saudi Arabia, the...

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