• Trading Bitcoin Declared Illegal in Saudi Arabia Despite the Great Strides Made
Trading Bitcoin Declared Illegal in Saudi Arabia Despite the Great Strides Made

A task force formed by the Saudi Arabian government to look into the issue of cryptocurrency has stated that crypto trading is illegal in the country. Despite the recent announcement, it seems that the bitcoin market is still active in the country though. BitOasis and peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange Paxful still lists the nation as one of th...

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  • Afghan forces say regaining control over besieged city
Afghan forces say regaining control over besieged city

The insurgents overwhelmed the city's defenses, pushed deep into Ghazni and captured several parts of it in a major show of force . In this Sunday, Aug. In 2015, Taliban fighters stormed a prison in Ghazni province, "freeing more than 350 inmates, almost half of whom have been deemed especially risky", as NPR's Scott Neuman reported .

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  • Trump Homes In on 'the Fake News Media' as 'Opposition Party'
Trump Homes In on 'the Fake News Media' as 'Opposition Party'

They include some of America's biggest newspapers as well as smaller publications nationwide, though the Wall Street Journal is among the holdouts, reports the BBC . The New York Times added a pitch. The New York Times editorial said it is right to criticize the news media for underplaying or overplaying stories or for getting something wr...

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  • Taliban storm jail in battle for key Afghan city
Taliban storm jail in battle for key Afghan city

Mohammad Rahim Hasanyar, a senator from the province, informed the public that Army reinforcements from Kabul the Afghan capital had not moved past Rawza, a town about 2km northeast of Ghazni , the capital of the province which bears the same name.

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  • John Brennan security clearance revoked today by Trump administration
John Brennan security clearance revoked today by Trump administration

Rice was a national security adviser, McCabe the deputy director of the FBI while Strzok and Page worked for the bureau. Brennan: Called Trump a 'traitor.' Now Trump's taken away his security clearances . "And I think people ought to think seriously about that", Clapper insisted. Comey, Brennan, and co-conspirators, who decided - in that "enviro...

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  • Bombing In Kabul Targets Educational Center, Kills Dozens Of Young People
Bombing In Kabul Targets Educational Center, Kills Dozens Of Young People

The firefight erupted near a training center overseen by the National Security Directorate - Afghanistan's intelligence agency - with the gunmen holed up in a construction site near residential buildings, an official at the scene said . Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the "terrorist" attack on the education center in a predominantly Shii...

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  • Judge: 'Well-planned conspiracy' to kill Kim Jong-nam
Judge: 'Well-planned conspiracy' to kill Kim Jong-nam

The pair, who could face death by hanging if found guilty, claim they fell victim to an elaborate plot hatched by North Korean agents and believed they were taking part in a prank for a reality TV show. In early March, Ri Jong Chol is released from custody and deported from Malaysia. Pyongyang insists the dead man was called Kim Chol and demand...

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  • Manafort seeks acquittal as tax, bank fraud trial moves to defence
Manafort seeks acquittal as tax, bank fraud trial moves to defence

The six-man, six-woman jury in Alexandria, Virginia.is expected to hear closing arguments later this week, and Monday's session ended for the day without defense lawyers signaling how many witnesses - if any - they intend to call to rebut the government's case.

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  • Convicted former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve sentence as home detention
Convicted former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to serve sentence as home detention

Australian Broadcasting Corp. Television showed Wilson being driven away from the court in Newcastle, about 170km north of Sydney. Peter Gogarty, one of Fletcher's victims, asked Wilson to apologise, but the cleric stayed silent. " Philip, will you say sorry for what you have done to me and other child sex abuse survivors? ". A fuming Gogarty ...

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  • 2018 burns its way into top five B.C. wildfire seasons
2018 burns its way into top five B.C. wildfire seasons

Farnworth says he ordered the provincewide state of emergency to protect public safety. This means the various agencies responding to the hundreds of wildfires burning throughout B.C. The smoky air has prompted officials to issue alerts warning those with compromised health to stay inside and avoid strenuous exercise. There are 566 wildfires ...

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  • McCain Defense Bill Signed By Trump, But Leaves Out Name
McCain Defense Bill Signed By Trump, But Leaves Out Name

Even though Trump has obviously disrespected McCain multiple times and failing to acknowledge his name at Fort Drum, at the end of the day, it is most important that the bill is passed. Inclusion of the measure was seen as a bid to target China . Leaders of United States intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE , Huawei T...

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  • Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance
Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance

Sanders started the daily press briefing by reading a letter from Trump announcing his decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance and review the security clearances of various ex-officials. Trump says he is reviewing security clearances for nine other individuals: James Clapper , James Comey , Michael Hayden , Sally Yates , Susan Rice...

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  • Russia's Lavrov says Putin-Trump meeting possible to improve relations - RIA
Russia's Lavrov says Putin-Trump meeting possible to improve relations - RIA

Russia's Foreign Ministry has said it is working on possible tit-for-tat retaliatory measures. The move came despite controversial efforts by President Donald Trump to reach out to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at last month's summit in Helsinki.

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  • Federal judge rules appointment of special counsel constitutional
Federal judge rules appointment of special counsel constitutional

Some advocates have said they are seeking to get an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Dabney Friedrich , who serves at the trial-court level in DC federal court, said Concord Management and Consulting could not have its case tossed on constitutional grounds.

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  • Killer first to be executed with new drug cocktail including fentanyl
Killer first to be executed with new drug cocktail including fentanyl

They were given 40 seconds to observe the body before the curtains went up for a final time . " I am guilty , they are not", he wrote. Prior to the execution, Nebraska had 11 inmates on death row, which ranks among the nation's smallest.

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  • New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners
New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners

The new law, which the government says brings New Zealand into line with neighbouring Australia, classifies residential land as "sensitive", meaning non-residents or non-citizens can't purchase existing dwellings without the consent of the Overseas Investment Office.

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  • India to send manned mission to space by 2022: Modi
India to send manned mission to space by 2022: Modi

Reaching out to minorities: Monsoon session of Parliament was one of social justice, said the PM. "But there are a few people who do not want us to proceed", the Prime Minister said. They have ruined the nation. "The government health care initiatives will have a positive impact on 500 million Indians", Modi said, adding that it would cover the e...

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  • Iraq PM defends stance on USA sanctions against Iran
Iraq PM defends stance on USA sanctions against Iran

Abadi's remarks came in contradiction to those he made last week when he said Iraq did not agree with the United States sanctions on Iran, but it would abide by them to safeguard its own interests, triggering widespread criticisms. sanctions as a "strategic mistake and incorrect but we will abide by them to protect the interests of our people". O...

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  • Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date'
Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date'

Moon went on to say that the railroad community will lead to greater cooperation among the concerned nations, comparing it to the European Coal and Steel Community that laid the foundation for the European Union. South Korean media have said that the U.S., South Korea, China and North Korea may release a peace statement in September. "When peace ...

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  • Kerala floods shut Kochi airport till Saturday
Kerala floods shut Kochi airport till Saturday

The suspension of operations at Cochin International Airport will continue till 2pm on Saturday (August 18), the airport's managing director said. Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached risky levels. As the drinking water distribution system collapsed in several parts, Vijayan asked people to minimise the use of water...

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