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Global News Kelowna's air quality is the equivalent to smoking more than 7 cigarettes
Author: 0 Kelowna's air quality is the equivalent to smoking more than 7 cigarettes

Portland's air quality is expected to improve starting Thursday. According to officials, the smoke drifted in more than a week ago from the 563 fires across the western province of British Columbia. "We're expecting a good whack of showers on Sunday and Sunday night, which would be very welcome", said Macdonald. "Unhealthy air will be common at times this morning across southwest Washington due to wildfires burning around the region".

Global News 'Misinformed' Trump comment on land reform angers Cyril Ramaphosa
Author: 0 'Misinformed' Trump comment on land reform angers Cyril Ramaphosa

Trump made the announcement via Twitter late Wednesday in the wake of a highly contentious plan by the South African government that would allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The U.S. State Department was not immediately available for comment on Trump's tweet . "This is a super complex and evocative and hard issue ...

Global News North Korea has not stopped nuclear activities: United Nations watchdog
Author: 0 North Korea has not stopped nuclear activities: United Nations watchdog

For the first time in three years, North and South Korea are holding family reunions, allowing a small number of South Koreans to travel across the fortified border to the North to reunite with loved ones they haven't seen since the 1950s. In an interview with ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" earlier this week, Bolton said that Israel, Russia and the US all want to see an end to Iran's entrenchment in Syria and to support for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Global News 800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state
Author: 0 800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

In one of the worst-hit areas, Chengannur, about 100 km from Kochi , a long queue of women snaked out of a medical camp at the main relief centre. Assocham has predicted that the enormous loss will cause hardship to lakhs of people. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that at least 324 people have died since May 29. But we need a lot of assistance to rebuild the state.

Global News Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos
Author: 0 Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos

That's despite the fact prosecutors said Papadopoulos did not provide "substantial assistance" after his guilty plea. The Mueller court filing has been made available online by Politco . The diplomat passed along the information to USA officials, setting the investigation into motion. Since her husband's guilty plea in exchange for cooperation with the Mueller probe Papadopoulos has been living in Chicago.

Global News Pompeo Urges Taliban to Honor Cease-Fire: `It's Time for Peace'
Author: 0 Pompeo Urges Taliban to Honor Cease-Fire: `It's Time for Peace'

It came within hours of a proposed ceasefire starting, which was announced by President Ghani during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. If the Taliban accept the ceasefire offer, the Afghan government will establish a coordination center in Kabul which will operate around the clock to monitor the implementation of the truce, said Chakhansuri.

Global News Why Trump let Don McGahn talk to Mueller
Author: 0 Why Trump let Don McGahn talk to Mueller

Trump could have invoked attorney-client and executive privilege to prevent McGahn from talking with investigators who are examining possible obstruction of justice by the president. "I have nothing to hide ..." he wrote. Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani , said Sunday in an NBC interview that Mueller is "down to desperation time " in his investigation .

Global News Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'
Author: 0 Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

The UN special representative for Afghanistan has said reports indicate that the civilian death toll from the fighting was "immense", with unverified tolls suggesting more than 100 civilians were killed in the clashes. "Death and hatred to this government and filthy terrorist that everyday they are killing innocent Afghans", he added. Azam said that one Army helicopter brought Chinese Camp "three sacks of rice" on August 3, one day after the ISIS captives were taken to Kabul.

Global News Colorado family struggled with debt before husband's arrest in wife, daughters' killing
Author: 0 Colorado family struggled with debt before husband's arrest in wife, daughters' killing

The girls had been missing since Monday, along with their mother. Their bodies were found Thursday at the site of the petroleum company where Chris Watts once worked, authorities said. In another motion, Merson asks that DNA samples be taken from the hands and nails of the body of the girls' mother. Police said they conducted a welfare check after Watts' friend called and requested one.

Global News Putin makes flying visit to Austrian foreign minister's wedding
Author: 0 Putin makes flying visit to Austrian foreign minister's wedding

The invitation surprised many in Vienna and Moscow, particularly at a time when the European Union is at odds with Russian Federation over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and other issues. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) shakes hands with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Schloss Meseberg , north of Berlin , Germany, on August 18, 2018.

Global News Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357
Author: 0 Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

The downpours that started August 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a picturesque state known for its quiet tropical backwaters and handsome beaches. As the waters have risen, many people have found it increasingly hard to access food and other basic amenities, or to reach safety. Some 300,000 people have taken shelter in more than 1,500 state-run relief camps, officials said.

Global News Trump blames D.C. officials for postponing his planned military parade
Author: 0 Trump blames D.C. officials for postponing his planned military parade

Trump had called for the patriotic show of force past year after watching France's Bastille Day celebration in the center of Paris at the invitation of the French president. A Pentagon memo in March said the parade would feature a "heavy air component" with vintage aircraft. Trump said the drills were provocative and that dumping them would save the United States "a tremendous amount of money".

Global News India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93
Author: 0 India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vajpayee's former deputy LK Advani, BJP President Amit Shah, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have visited AIIMS over the last two days to enquire about Vajpayee's health. Vajpayee was one of the few leaders of the BJP to express anguish when hundreds of Muslims were killed rioting in 2002 in the western state of Gujarat.

Global News Trump signs ban on Huawei and ZTE
Author: 0 Trump signs ban on Huawei and ZTE

Every year a new National Defense Authorization Act is signed into law which specifies the annual budget and expenditure of the US Department of Defense. According to the report , Huawei has called the ban a "random addition" to the Defense Bill and has also said that this ban is "ineffective, misguided, and unconstitutional".

Global News Transgender Democratic candidate makes history in state’s gubernatorial primary
Author: 0 Transgender Democratic candidate makes history in state’s gubernatorial primary

Hallquist defeated environmental activist James Ehlers; dance festival organizer Brenda Siegel; and 14-year-old student Ethan Sonneborn, on the ballot because a quirk in state law doesn't require candidates to be of voting age. She will now contest the seat vacated by Elizabeth Esty, who resigned after a sexual harassment and misconduct scandal came to light in her office.

Global News Manafort Team Opts to Not Present a Defense, Rests Case
Author: 0 Manafort Team Opts to Not Present a Defense, Rests Case

Manafort is being tried on 18 counts, which include tax and bank fraud charges, as well the failure to disclose foreign bank accounts. Gates admitted over three days of testimony to embezzling funds from his former employer and having an extramarital affair in London where he had an apartment.

Global News Hundreds of Pennsylvania 'Predator Priests' Named
Author: 0 Hundreds of Pennsylvania 'Predator Priests' Named

DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Ind., committee chairman for the USCCB's Protection of Children and Young People. "This is the murder of a soul", said VanSickle, who testified before the grand jury. In the Diocese of Allentown, Bishop Alfred Schlert released a letter Tuesday calling the abuse "devastating and tragic for the victims and survivors, and continues to cause pain and anger to this day".

Global News Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey
Author: 0 Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey

Trump said he had authorised higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 per cent duty on aluminium and 50 per cent one on steel. The currency's drop - 40% so far this year - has become a gauge of fear over a country facing the fallout of years of debt-fuelled growth, worldwide concern over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push to amass power, and a souring in relations with allies like the US.

Global News Most Explosive Things About Omarosa’s Secret Recording Of John Kelly Firing Her
Author: 0 Most Explosive Things About Omarosa’s Secret Recording Of John Kelly Firing Her

In it, Kelly argued that there have been "significant integrity issues" that prompted him to fire her. Conway went on to hit Manigault Newman for the recordings she allegedly made during her time in the White House . On Twitter , Trump labels Manigault Newman "wacky" and says Kelly called her a "loser & nothing but problems". "Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is ...

Global News Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing
Author: 0 Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

Former cricketer and Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Sidhu formally got an invite for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's Tehereek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as Prime Minister. According to Punjab's Information and Public Relations Department, Khan also thanked Sidhu for praising him in a press conference on August 2. Currently, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Imran Khan has majority support for the post of prime minister.

Global News California crews scramble to keep flames from reaching homes
Author: 0 California crews scramble to keep flames from reaching homes

One then swoops in low behind a row of houses before opening its bay doors and dumping its load of flame retardant liquid over the ground. Four Redding residents, a Redding firefighter, a bulldozer operator and a Pacific Gas & Electric utility worker also have died in connection with the blaze, which has destroyed more than 1,000 homes, officials have said.

Global News Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport
Author: 0 Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport

Alaska Airlines said it was "aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q 400" and that it believed no passengers were aboard. Instead, police described the man as "suicidal" who experienced "emotional distress" when communicating with air traffic controllers. Audio exchanges between an air traffic controller and the pilot have been released.

Global News Children Killed In Yemen’s Bus Attack
Author: 0 Children Killed In Yemen’s Bus Attack

The U.S. responds to airstrikes in Yemen that left dozens of people, including children, dead. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said a hospital it supported in Saada had received dozens of casualties on Thursday after the attack.

Global News North Korean coal entered ports illegally - South Korea
Author: 0 North Korean coal entered ports illegally - South Korea

Ri traveled this week to Iran, where President Hassan Rouhani told him the United States can not be trusted after the Trump administration reneged on a 2015 deal to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's own nuclear program. But Washington has urged the global community to maintain maximum sanctions pressure, even suggesting tougher economic measures, in a bid to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

Global News New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges
Author: 0 New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

The indictment says the congressman informed his son and Stephen Zansky, the father of his son's fiancee, about the unpublicized trial failure of a drug the company had developed, which would later cause stock prices to plummet. The case involved Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company. for which Collins served as a board member. Collins learned about the failure of a multiple sclerosis drug trial, MIS416, and passed on that information before that information was released ...

Global News Sick couple sentenced for selling videos of them sexually abusing son
Author: 0 Sick couple sentenced for selling videos of them sexually abusing son

In a case that shocked the country and raised serious questions about child protection services in Germany, the regional court in Freiburg sentenced the boy's mother, Berrin Taha, to 12-and-a-half years in prison. The couple were found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual assault of children, forced prostitution and distribution of child pornography between May 2015 and August 2017.

Author: 0 Trump going ahead with tariffs on $16B in Chinese imports

The administration is readying tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese products. The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on August 23, the U.S. Of more direct effect in the Sino-U.S. trade war, China's surplus with the United States shrank only marginally to $28.09 billion last month from a record $28.97 billion in June.

Global News At least 32 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands
Author: 0 At least 32 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia's Lombok, Bali islands

Thousands of homes and buildings were damaged and those displaced camped wherever they could - in sports fields and on roadsides, cobbling together ramshackle shelters and building campfires for warmth. Thousands of people are now trying to get off the island, she said, describing the mood as both somber and panicked. In the neighbouring island of Bali , video footage showed people running from their homes screaming.

Global News Widely Watched Ohio House Race Too Close to Call
Author: 0 Widely Watched Ohio House Race Too Close to Call

It is the last congressional special election scheduled before the November midterms. Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state have all been choosing candidates for the mid-term elections. The Associated Press does not declare winners in races subject to an automatic recount. The race is being watched nationally as an early indicator of a "blue wave" for Democratic candidates in November.

Global News Chicago suffers deadly wave of gun violence
Author: 0 Chicago suffers deadly wave of gun violence

Nevertheless, Chicago's official murder count, at 310 killings before the weekend, was the highest in the country and far eclipsed those of America's two largest cities - NY and Los Angeles. Emanuel didn't immediately respond to McCarthy or Giuliani. Johnson noted that homicides in the city are down by around 20 percent from a year ago.

Global News Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton
Author: 0 Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton

But Mr Trump still insisted he did not know about the meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. "Citing multiple sources, the Times reports that Trump Jr". I mean, they're calling it worse than contradictions obviously, ' she said . Democrats hammered away at the president's admission.

Global News Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue
Author: 0 Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue

It marked the first time all members of the political bureau got together in Gaza, Hamas has said. Israel and the United States designate Hamas as a terrorist organisation. The Israeli military said that about 8,000 Palestinians took part in Friday's rally. At least 156 Palestinians have been killed in the protests and one Israeli soldier was shot dead by a sniper in Gaza.

Global News Trump restores Iran sanctions as Rouhani feels economic pressure
Author: 0 Trump restores Iran sanctions as Rouhani feels economic pressure

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said Monday he remains open to forging a new nuclear deal with Iran, as he confirmed Washington will go ahead with re-imposing sanctions against Tehran . Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. The European countries have promised to try to mitigate the impact of renewed US sanctions to persuade Tehran to continue to abide by the deal's terms.

Global News Carr wildfire industry loss may surpass $1bn: Aon
Author: 0 Carr wildfire industry loss may surpass $1bn: Aon

Workers who live in Yosemite's popular Valley region were ordered to leave Friday because of inaccessible roads. Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire.

Global News California wildfire declared 'largest in state's history'
Author: 0 California wildfire declared 'largest in state's history'

As of Monday , the Mendocino Complex Fire shows little sign of slowing down. In his first tweet about this summer's California wildfires, President Trump blamed environmental laws for making the blazes worse by preventing firefighters from using a "massive amount of readily available water".

Global News Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

The Gulf kingdom issued a 24-hour expulsion notice Monday against ambassador Dennis Horak, who is also the Canadian representative to Yemen, Bahrain and Oman, and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa, according to the country's official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Global News Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced
Author: 0 Pompeo says Iran sanctions will be enforced

The outburst relates to Iran's 2015 agreement with the United States and five other countries, promising to abandon its nuclear ambitions in exchange for a loosening of economic sanctions, including restrictions on Tehran's oil exports, its principal revenue generator.

Global News China plans tariffs on $60 billion of USA products
Author: 0 China plans tariffs on $60 billion of USA products

The two sides do not appear to be talking, either, which raises the chances of a drawn-out trade war. Even more important, bona fide trade wars occur when tariff spats escalate and precipitate currency devaluations. "Don't underestimate President Trump's determination to follow through", Kudlow told Bloomberg Television in an interview. At the same time, China has expressed a willingness to go to the mat over tariffs.

Global News Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians
Author: 0 Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians

Trump's claim that he did not know about the Trump Tower meeting is also "problematic", according to The Post . President Donald Trump could end up testifying under oath in the Russian Federation probe, and that, over the course of the investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller, has unsettled Trump's defense lawyers.

Global News Twenty dead as tourist plane crashes into mountainside
Author: 0 Twenty dead as tourist plane crashes into mountainside

Although there were eyewitnesses to the crash, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes says that the investigation into what happened will take time. "Based on the situation at the crash site we can say that the aircraft smashed into ground nearly vertically at relatively high speed", said Daniel Knecht of the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board.

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Author: 0 "Imminent failure" possible of College Lake Dam

Officials looked for signs of structural failure early Friday as water spilled over the dam. Because of the torrential rainfall, residents of the city's threatened areas were evacuated to a local school, which was converted into a shelter, during a two hour period Thursday beginning at 8pm, the News & Advance reported.

Global News 'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000
Author: 0 'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000

Authorities say they've followed up on more than 200 leads related to her disappearance. Earlier today, the reward for information leading to Tibbett's return was increased to $172,000. "If someone has abducted her, we are pleading with you to please release her", Calderwood said. "It is our greatest hope that if someone has her, that they would just release her and claim the money that we have raised for her freedom", she told reporters.

Global News Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor
Author: 0 Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor

Senate race began heating up. WUSF reporters spoke with supporters attending his campaign rally and protestors outside. Trump attacked public opinion polls, except one that said he was popular among Republicans. "I think he's anxious about the primary and it's going to help him in the primary, I think". Joseph Miliner of Largo said he's been involved in politics since he could first vote.

Global News National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October
Author: 0 National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

That would give Senate Judiciary Committee members enough time to review the documents ahead of a likely hearing in September and allow for a final confirmation vote by the start of the new Supreme Court term on October 1. Bush, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Donald McGahn", Schumer said in a statement Thursday. He also noted that the Democrats have asked for every email from the White House that even mentions Kavanaugh's name during his time working there - a request Grassley calls ...

Global News Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
Author: 0 Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

They tagged a pair of the melon-headed whales that live in the region to see where they traveled, only to realize one didn't look quite like it should. But an animal hybrid doesn't necessarily mean a new species - not even established hybrids, such as the mule. "We had the photos and suspected it was a hybrid from morphological characteristics intermediate between species", researcher Robin Baird said.

Global News Colyer resists taking sides on Trump vs. Koch brothers
Author: 0 Colyer resists taking sides on Trump vs. Koch brothers

Trump captured North Dakota by almost 36 percentage points in 2016, and toppling the nine other Democratic senators are up for re-election in Trump states would expand the GOP's hold on the Senate. "We are raising the bar, raising expectations", Koch lieutenant Emily Seidel told donors Monday. "Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn", Trump said.

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