• Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after natural disaster kills 98
Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after natural disaster kills 98

Today a second strong quake , measuring 5.2, hit the island region, hampering rebuilding and evacuation efforts. Latest reports from authorities said that at least 91 people had been killed in the latest natural disaster. The powerful quake struck the popular resort island of Lombok Indonesia and was felt on Bali , just to the west of the I...

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  • Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake
Terrified Tourists Flee Gili Islands After Lombok Earthquake

The aftershock comes just four days after a devastating 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck Lombok, which relief agencies said had wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions in the north and west. "I visited villages yesterday that were completely collapsed", he added, while other teams in East and North Lombok had reported villages whe...

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  • Tourist racks up $69k in speeding fines
Tourist racks up $69k in speeding fines

The tourist also left his passport as guarantee. The tourist was reportedly caught breaking the speed limit 33 times on the road and according to the owner of the rental dealership, reached speeds of 240km/hr. They said they have not claimed the vehicle back from authorities as they may be liable to pay the fines. Meanwhile, the Lamborghin...

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  • UK PM May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry
UK PM May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

Among criticisms from Muslim groups, Johnson has also received words from fellow politicians including former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, Theresa May , Brandon Lewis and Ruth Davidson. Sajjad Karim, the party's representative for North-West England, said Johnson's controversial comments had pushed the boundaries of acceptable political deba...

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  • At least 543 rescued from Indonesian volcano after natural disaster
At least 543 rescued from Indonesian volcano after natural disaster

The rescuers managed to recover the corpse of Muhammad Ainul Taksin, a 26-year-old Thai hiker, who died of head injuries. The quake was centred on the northern part of Lombok but was also felt on the resort island of Bali to the west. Anci, a villager from near the quake epicenter, said he and his family spent the night in a makeshift tent, anxio...

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  • Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid
Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

That number is expected to rise. The natural disaster killed more than 100 people in Lombok and injured hundreds of others, leaving thousands of locals homeless and tourists stranded. Almost 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 people are displaced due to the extensive damage to homes. Across much of...

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  • Signs point to Mossad in death of top Syrian rocket scientist
Signs point to Mossad in death of top Syrian rocket scientist

NYT spelled it as Absar, the Israeli newspaper called him Abzar while Syrian official agency described him as Isber. Aziz Asbar, a research director at Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre, was killed on Saturday by an explosive device targeting his vehicle in Masyaf town of Syria's Hama province, according to Syria's official news ...

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  • Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates
Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates

Gates, who has pleaded guilty to a federal crime, testified that he organized fraudulent paperwork both with and without Manafort's knowledge. On Tuesday , Downing asked how the jury could believe Gates "after all the lies you told and fraud you committed".

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  • Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat
Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

Yoav Galant's assessment appeared to fall short of what officials from the Islamic militant group Hamas have described as Egyptian efforts to broker a comprehensive agreement, including a significant easing of an 11-year-old border blockade and United Nations -led reconstruction of Gaza.

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  • TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN - causing premature BIRTH
TERRIFYING moment rocket EXPLODES in Israel near CHILDREN - causing premature BIRTH

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas that would end a four-month surge of violence along the Israel-Gaza border. According to reports, an Israeli man was slightly injured when two rockets from Gaza landed in the southern town of Sderot. On Wednesday, an IDF tank again struck H...

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  • Britain will demand from Russia to extradite two Russians
Britain will demand from Russia to extradite two Russians

The decision to press for extradition follows a debate within the government, divided between those who want to ratchet up the response to Russian Federation and those who see the request as a futile political gesture, the Guardian reported.

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  • U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK
U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

The Government has been consistent in pointing the finger of blame at Moscow for the poisoning using novichok - a military-grade nerve agent developed by the former Soviet Union. They were critically ill but survived after spending weeks in the hospital. Police think the novichok was sprayed or smeared on their front doorknob with a perfume bot...

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  • New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior
New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Impose Cost on Regime’s Hostile Behavior

Ri was also quoted as describing the sanctions against Iran as "inappropriate and contrary to global standards". On Monday, the foreign ministers of Germany, Britain and France issued a joint statement condemning the new USA sanctions on Iran .

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  • Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit
Russia: US Senator Make Unofficial Visit

The head of the Federation Council's foreign affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachev, suggested that a meeting in Washington might take place "as early as during the fall session, that is, before the end of this year". Paul, however, has stood by Trump, despite his remarks in Helsinki. The Texas senator's trip comes during a tense time for U.S. ...

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  • USA senator presents letter from Trump for Putin
USA senator presents letter from Trump for Putin

The White House said Wednesday President Trump wrote a letter of introduction for Republican Sen. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul said.

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  • Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate United Nations security council resolution
Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate United Nations security council resolution

The Rodong Sinmun also ran a story on Wednesday appearing to support Iran's own recent pushback against the USA, saying the "threats and sanctions regime can not affect the will and spirit of the Iranian people". Mr Zarif added the idea of halting the exports of Iran's most valuable goods "simplistic and impossible" and will lead to "consequenc...

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  • Saudi Arabia-Canada spat hits 16,000 students as the Kingdom suspends scholarships
Saudi Arabia-Canada spat hits 16,000 students as the Kingdom suspends scholarships

Thomas Juneau, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, estimated the overall trade relationship between Canada and Saudi Arabia totals between $3 and $4 billion a year. Talking about the case of the detainees whom Canada called "civil society activists", Jubeir said the detainees tri...

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  • New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges
New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges

The insider trading crimes concern Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech firm in which both Collins men were major shareholders. According to the indictment, the defendants tried to get early word on the results of trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis.

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  • Imran Khan's victory notifications halted over violations case
Imran Khan's victory notifications halted over violations case

On August 3, the NAB asked Khan to appear before it for questioning. Imran Khan has 15 days to submit his response to the questionnaire. His counsel Babar Awan presented some documents to the investigation team in support of the contentions of Imran Khan.

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  • At least 91 dead after quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island
At least 91 dead after quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island

Purwanto, in his response, expressed gratitude to the Federal Government and the minister in particular for identifying with his country at the moment of pains. Tourism directly contributed less than 2% to Indonesia's economy in 2017, far below Thailand and the Philippines, the World Travel and Tourism Council says.

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