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    August 25

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Trump visits El Paso

08 August 2019

EL PASO, Texas – United States President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric. Read More


Heat is a headache in Japan ahead of Olympics

07 August 2019

TOKYO – Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organisers must tackle before next year’s Tokyo games. Read More


 R. Kelly charged again

07 August 2019

Minneapolis – Singer R. Kelly, jailed in New York last month after he was charged in Brooklyn and Chicago with numerous sexual misconduct felonies, was charged on Monday in Minnesota with soliciting sex from a minor at a Minneapolis hotel room 18 years ago. Read More


China warns Hong Kong protesters

06 August 2019

BEIJING – Protesters in Hong Kong must not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness, China said on Tuesday in its sharpest rebuke yet of the “criminals” behind demonstrations in the city whom it vowed to bring to justice. Read More


Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies

06 August 2019

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as Beloved, Song of Solomon and Sula and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN. Read More


McDonald’s paper straws cannot be recycled

06 August 2019

LONDON - McDonald’s new paper straws – described as “eco-friendly” by the United States fast food giant – cannot be recycled. Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive. Read More


Union calls off Tuesday’s strike at Heathrow Airport

06 August 2019

LONDON – Strike action at Heathrow on Tuesday has been called off after the airport group and the union Unite reached a deal over pay. Workers had planned to walk out on both Monday and Tuesday in a row over wages. Read More


After mass killings, Trump condemns white supremacy but faces pressure for gun control

05 August 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to mass shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio. Read More


Brexit and flight to safety propel sterling-priced gold to record high

05 August 2019

LONDON – Gold priced in sterling soared to a record high on Monday, spurred by fear of a disorderly British exit from the European Union and a generalised flight to safe-haven assets that intensified with rising United States-China trade tensions. Read More


EL Paso shooting is a “hate crime”

05 August 2019

EL PASO, Texas – United States authorities investigating what drove a young man from the Dallas area to kill 20 people at a Walmart store hundreds of miles away in the border city of El Paso said on Sunday they are treating it as a case of domestic terrorism. Read More


Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow

04 August 2019

MOSCOW – Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal. Read More


Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests

03 August 2019

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests. Read More


Multiple dead in shooting at WalMart in Texas

03 August 2019

EL PASO, Texas – Multiple people were killed in a shooting at a WalMart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday and three suspects were in custody after the latest United States mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing. Read More


Fallout at Notre Dame after lead detected

31 July 2019

PARIS – An environmental protection group has filed a suit alleging lives were deliberately endangered after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying authorities failed to protect people from lead that spewed into the area. Read More


Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

29 July 2019

GILROY, California – California police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival south of San Francisco. Read More


Over 1 000 train passengers rescued due to flooding in India

28 July 2019

Indian authorities have rescued 1 050 people from a train after it became trapped by flooding near Mumbai. Read More


Dispute over numbers killed in Sudan on Saturday

28 July 2019

KHARTOUM – The head of an official Sudanese investigation said on Saturday 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest on June 3, a figure that prompted demonstrations across the capital as opponents of Sudan’s military rulers dismissed it as far too... Read More


Club floor collapses in South Korea as athletes dance; two people dead

27 July 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea – The upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revellers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two people and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships, rescue officials and witnesses said. Read More


Wu-Tang Clan gets back to its roots in new TV series

27 July 2019

LOS ANGELES – The story of famed 1990s group Wu-Tang Clan is coming to television in a series that rapper RZA hopes will resonate beyond America’s hip-hop community. Read More


Zimbabwe tourism minister charged with corruption worth $95 million

26 July 2019

HARARE – Zimbabwean Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was charged in court on Friday with corruption involving $95 million from the state pension fund after questioning by the newly formed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Read More


Puerto Rico governor to resign, protesters warn successor

26 July 2019

SAN JUAN – Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests and resigned, but many in the crowd warned they would reject the person in line to succeed him. Read More


Do you believe the Rock Hall squatters should be entitled to a $25 000 grant or a loan to move out of the area?