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Here's Where We Are With the President's Transgender Military Ban Here's Where We Are With the President's Transgender Military Ban
- August 31, 2017

While now active trans military members can keep serving until then, Trump has directed the military not to accept any new transgender recruits . What do you think of transgender service people in the military? What do previous studies say about transgender service members? The effective dates for all three changes are in 2018. (more...)
Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters
- August 31, 2017

The attacks "cratered" a road and destroyed a small bridge in eastern Syria, spokesman Col Ryan Dillon said . The ISIS militants were allowed to evacuate the area in buses following a Hezbollah-negotiated deal that allows them to go to ISIS-held territory near the Iraqi border. (more...)
Man with only Trump store in America brings merchandise to Missouri Man with only Trump store in America brings merchandise to Missouri
- August 31, 2017

Trump said during his speech: "She must do this for you". Here's what Trump and corporate CEOs don't want you to know: Corporate tax cuts don't create jobs. "I will not support any tax plan that only aids the top earners and corporations at the expense of the middle class". For instance, the administration has not stated publicly what will be the precise scope of Trump's tax reforms. (more...)
NWS issues excessive heat warning as heat wave ramps up NWS issues excessive heat warning as heat wave ramps up
- August 29, 2017

The National Weather Service recommends those who work or spend time outside take extra precautions. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures increases the risk of getting a heat-related illness. Highs in desert areas were expected to remain above 110 for much of the week. The heat wave comes just days after many San Diego County cities saw record low temperatures during a week that was unseasonably cool and cloudy. (more...)
ACLU sues President Trump over transgender military ban ACLU sues President Trump over transgender military ban
- August 29, 2017

The move reversed an Obama administration policy implemented in July 2016 that allowed transgender people to serve openly in the military. Obama lifted the previous ban on transgender service after an inquiry led by his defense secretary, Ashton Carter, concluded the ban's reversal was unlikely to have a negative impact on military readiness. (more...)
Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate
- August 29, 2017

The NAFTA deal was first drafted by President Ronald Reagan and came into effect under President Bill Clinton in 1994, effectively eliminating tariffs between U.S., Canada and Mexico . The U.S. -Mexico Dairy Alliance members agreed to continue to maintain an open communications channel between the industry organizations as they analyze and seek mutually beneficial solutions to problems affecting the dairy industries of both countries. (more...)
Pope laments Pope laments "persecutions" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
- August 28, 2017

Rohingya insurgents attacked police outposts and an army base Friday. Each of us, no matter how small, "have become living stones of his love, and so we have a place and a mission in the Church", Francis said, explaining that "this is a community of life, made by many stones, all different, which form a single building in a sign of brotherhood and communion". (more...)
Dog Carrying Bag of Food Is Hurricane Harvey Champ Dog Carrying Bag of Food Is Hurricane Harvey Champ
- August 28, 2017

Salvador Segovia, 65, was watching the dog, who belongs to his five-year-old grandson Carter, who had fled the city due to flooding. A dog in Sinton, Texas put emergency plans in motion after Harvey arrived on Friday. PSA: Owner is found. She said the dog, named Otis, was okay and on his way home after getting out during the storm Friday night. In less than a day, the photo was reposted more than 27,000 times. (more...)
Tropical Storm Watches issued in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irma Tropical Storm Watches issued in anticipation of Tropical Storm Irma
- August 28, 2017

Regardless of whether the system is tropical or non tropical, gusty winds and rough seas are expected along the coast with enhanced chances of rip currents. The low pressure system located off the coast of Florida has strengthened and is now being referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten. That may be enough to cause flooding across the coastal communities. (more...)
'I am not afraid': Barcelona holds peace march 'I am not afraid': Barcelona holds peace march
- August 28, 2017

Six of them were killed by police and two were killed in an explosion in the terrorists' bomb factory In Alcanar. Already on Friday evening, thousands of people marched against terror in Cambrils, shouting " no tinc por ", - as Catalans shouted last week, immediately after the attacks. (more...)
Controversial senior White House aide Gorka 'fired' Controversial senior White House aide Gorka 'fired'
- August 28, 2017

Gorka also requested to come to the White House Monday to deliver his resignation in person, but Kelly reportedly declined his offer. Although Mr Trump enjoyed watching Mr Gorka's cable television appearances, in which he performed like a pit bull and taunted many news anchors for peddling what he and the President deemed "fake news", he had run afoul of many of his colleagues, including some on the United States National Security Council who considered him a fringe figure. (more...)
Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara Palestinian president to hold talks in Ankara
- August 28, 2017

Kushner heard out the Palestinian leader's demands and postponed any responses for the next meeting they have. An official said the talks would "focus on the path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, combating extremism, the situation in Gaza, including how to ease the humanitarian crisis there". (more...)
Rohingya Militants Clash With Security Forces, Killing 71 Rohingya Militants Clash With Security Forces, Killing 71
- August 27, 2017

It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries. At least six guns were lost to them. In Myanmar , Rohingyas have been discriminated against since before the country's independence from Britain in 1948. The Rohingya minority in Myanmar has faced persecution for many years. Aung San Suu Kyi , Myanmar's de facto leader, "strongly condemned" Friday's "brutal attacks by terrorists on security forces in Rakhine state ". (more...)
Triple Talaq: Justice to Fairer Sex Triple Talaq: Justice to Fairer Sex
- August 27, 2017

Ms Bano, who suffered a nervous breakdown after her divorce, said it was a "historic occasion" for Muslim women. "It is high time that Muslim leaders and the so-called "secular" parties paid attention to real serious issues like educational inequality, discrimination in jobs and housing, and framing innocent Muslim youth with terror charges", it said. (more...)
San Francisco braces for upcoming Patriot Prayer rally San Francisco braces for upcoming Patriot Prayer rally
- August 26, 2017

The Patriot Prayer group will hold a "free speech" rally Saturday at Crissy Field , and the Guardian reports on an idea thought up by 45-year-old artist Tuffy Tuffington: to blanket the park with dog excrement. "We can not deny a permit to anyone planning to exercise their First Amendment rights based on their political stance or beliefs", the statement said. (more...)
Militants attack Shiite mosque in Kabul
- August 26, 2017

On August 1, an attack claimed by ISKP on a Shia mosque in Herat killed at least 20 and wounded more than 30. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack . "The attack is over and the site has been cleaned up by our police", he said . Police reported casualties, but did not give specific details. Criminal acts such as murder committed by state security forces or armed groups as part of a widespread or systematic attack on a civilian population such as a religious minority ... (more...)
Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover Hong Kong transport resumes after typhoon, Macau struggles to recover
- August 26, 2017

A man died in Macau when he was swept into a wall, while another man was hit by a truck and another fell from the 11th floor in Macau, the Macau Daily Times reports. According to a senior scientific officer for the Hong Kong observatory , there are warnings that sea levels could rise several meters in some places, with the government issuing flood alerts and opening 27 shelters across the city. (more...)
Thailand set to issue arrest warrant for former prime minister Thailand set to issue arrest warrant for former prime minister
- August 26, 2017

This political connection between Yingluck and her supporters could be put to good use had she been imprisoned. "We think that the defendant is hiding or has fled", said a statement from a Supreme Court . Resentment against the rice policy led to street protests starting in 2013, and Yingluck was eventually ousted by a coup in 2014. "I think it is clear enough that politics is involved in the Yingluck trial", said Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of the Institute of Security and ... (more...)
Typhoon Hato hits China; streets flooded, flights cancelled Typhoon Hato hits China; streets flooded, flights cancelled
- August 25, 2017

Near noontime yesterday, a failure of the power supply cable from Zhuhai to Macau caused the city to black out, according to information released by CEM via mobile message. In Hong Kong, which lies across the water 64 kilometers from Macau, flooding and injuries were also reported, bit there were no reports of deaths. "Residents are in peril and unable to assess if help is on the way", said Ashley Sutherland-Winch, a marketing consultant in Macau. (more...)
Police Confirm Woman's Torso Identified as Journalist Killed on Homemade Submarine Police Confirm Woman's Torso Identified as Journalist Killed on Homemade Submarine
- August 25, 2017

On Wednesday a headless torso found in waters off Denmark was identified as belonging to Ms Wall . The police report that the head, arms, and legs had been deliberately cut off the torso , but Madsen's lawyer said that her client continues to claim he is innocent and that Wall died in an accident on board that sub, according to BBC News. (more...)