Uganda's pop star-turned-lawmaker now facing treason charges

Meanwhile, lawyer Male Mabirizi has challenged the Constitutional Court for charging civilians before military courts . According to Bobi's lawyer, he was beaten so badly in detention that he is unable to stand on his own. He and President Yoweri... More..

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Fake news adds to India's flood torment in Kerala
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fake news adds to India's flood torment in Kerala

The Crown prince of UAE and the deputy supreme commander of the armed forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed had also communicated his government's decision to Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Hotels and tour operat...More..

Regime change in Iran 'not American policy', says Trump adviser John Bolton
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Regime change in Iran 'not American policy', says Trump adviser John Bolton

Bolton noted that the U.S. has acted militarily twice since Trump came to power in Syria when Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons, and that as Assad gets ready for another offensive campaign...More..

Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in U.S
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Two arrested for allegedly spying for Iran in U.S

State Department as a terrorist group from 1997 until 2012. Two individuals were charged on Monday for allegedly spying on Americans on Iran's behalf, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The state...More..

Zarif: United States addicted to sanctions
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Zarif: United States addicted to sanctions

The interview coincided with the 65th anniversary of the US-British coup d'état against Iran's Prime Minister, Mohamad Mosadeq. European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic ben...More..

Killed In Knife Attack Outside Paris
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Killed In Knife Attack Outside Paris

Jean-Jacques Brot, the top government administrator in Yvelines, tweeted to confirm the assailant was killed. The attacker's third victim was in a critical condition after being rushed to hospital by helicopt...More..

Trade war: US, China slap new tariffs on each other
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trade war: US, China slap new tariffs on each other

The latest round in the trade war between the U.S. and China is underway. The United States and China were poised to escalate their trade war on Thursday, with both sides set to implement punitive 25 percen...More..

Michael Cohen Enters Into Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Michael Cohen Enters Into Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors

A spokesman for the US attorney's office for the Southern District of NY declined to comment. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. If Trump authorized the payment, ...More..

Trump Gets Involved With SA Land Seizures And Farm Killings
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump Gets Involved With SA Land Seizures And Farm Killings

Global relations expert, Brooks Spector, says US President Donald Trump's tweet about South Africa is, quite simply, factually incorrect. "South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers",...More..

Toddlers survive alone for days after auto crash claims their mother's life
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Toddlers survive alone for days after auto crash claims their mother's life

A family member contacted the sheriff's office and told authorities that the boy's 1-year-old brother was likely nearby, Greeley said. Eventually, they found the wreckage and his one-year-old brother, still f...More..

Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on

Islamic State has released an audio recording of what it said is an address by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The IS leader apparently made reference to Andrew Brunson , an American pastor at the center o...More..

MCA: ECRL cancellation will affect ties with China
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

MCA: ECRL cancellation will affect ties with China

Mahathir also told the press on Tuesday that he did not bring up Low Taek Jho, the Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, in his dialogue with the Chine...More..

Facebook is quietly rating the trustworthiness of its users
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Facebook is quietly rating the trustworthiness of its users

The scores rate users from zero to 1. "If someone previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight that person's future false...More..

Rebels plot second strike on Malcolm Turnbull after leadership vote
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rebels plot second strike on Malcolm Turnbull after leadership vote

It is understood Mr Turnbull wanted to see more names on a petition before he would call a leadership spill. Throughout the afternoon, rumours have surfaced of an upcoming party room meeting with the agenda...More..

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller Investigation ‘Disgraced and Discredited’
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller Investigation ‘Disgraced and Discredited’

President Donald Trump on Monday continued his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as he sought to downplay weekend reports that his White House counsel cooperated extensively with...More..

Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage so far limited
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage so far limited

There are people packing bags in case there are aftershocks", said Rodriguez. In Caracas , concrete fell from an unfinished office building. Reverol called for "calm", saying the country's "risk evacuation...More..

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist -rights groups
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist -rights groups

Al-Ghomgham has been in custody since December 6, 2015 when police arrested her and her husband, Moussa al-Hashem, at their home in the middle of the night. Saudi officials are seeking the death penalty again...More..

Paul Manafort guilty of eight charges in fraud trial
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Paul Manafort guilty of eight charges in fraud trial

Trump in the transaction. Cohen, who agreed to a plea bargain with federal prosecutors earlier in the day, also pleaded guilty to five counts of tax fraud and one count of making false statements to a fi...More..

Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems

In an interview with CNN last month, Mahathir, who still voiced doubts over China's "spreading influence through money", said that Malaysia has to accept the reality of a dominant China in the region and can no...More..

Flash flood in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Flash flood in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead

A general view shows the area after several people were killed in a mountain gorge flooding, in the municipality of Civita, Calabria, Italy on August 20, in this image obtained from video. Prosecutor Eugeni...More..

Arrest made as suspect leads police to body of Mollie Tibbetts
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Arrest made as suspect leads police to body of Mollie Tibbetts

Attorneys for Cristhian Rivera made the assertion in a motion seeking a gag order for his upcoming court proceedings and trial over the murder of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts , a case that has drawn extensive...More..

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Air quality in Vanderhoof double hazardous levels
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Air quality in Vanderhoof double hazardous levels

Many cities on Vancouver Island like Victoria, Saanich, the West Shore, Nanaimo and Parksville were still listed as a 10 on the Air Quality Health Index scale , meaning health risks associated with the smoke w...More..

Russian Diplomats Accuse US of 'Borderline Torturing' Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Russian Diplomats Accuse US of 'Borderline Torturing' Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina

State Department "demanding to stop psychologically pressuring and humiliating our fellow citizen". "Attempts are obviously made to "break" her under additional humiliations and psychological pressure". Until ...More..

First day of annual hajj pilgrimage in Makkah
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

First day of annual hajj pilgrimage in Makkah

Hajj retraces the last steps of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and also honours the prophets, Abraham (AS) and Ishmael (AS). At dawn Muslim pilgrims will make their way from Mina to a plain called Mount Arafah ...More..

North Korea urges Donald Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisation
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

North Korea urges Donald Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisation

On Saturday, Rodong Sinmun , the North's most prominent daily, praised Mr. Trump for seeking to improve U.S. Kim has vivid memories of life in North Korea: of climbing an apricot tree outside his house a...More..

Iran tells European Union to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Iran tells European Union to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

The US' decision to back Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh's overthrow 65 years ago in concert with the United Kingdom has cast a lasting shadow over relations between Washington and Tehran . "The U.S. has bee...More..

IAEA: No indication of halt in North Korea's nuclear programme
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

IAEA: No indication of halt in North Korea's nuclear programme

The Japan Times on Friday noted an interesting pattern in North Korean state-run media: Pyongyang's typically belligerent papers are refraining from criticizing President Trump , instead lavishing him with...More..

USA deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

USA deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

A 95-year-old former Nazi guard who served at a labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed has arrived in Germany, after being stripped of his USA citizenship. US President Donald Trump ordered J...More..

Taliban rockets fired at Kabul presidential palace, one hits nearby USA embassy
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Taliban rockets fired at Kabul presidential palace, one hits nearby USA embassy

Sporadic clashes between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces erupted on the outskirts of Ghazni on August 20 as aid workers tried to get help into the city, aid agency officials said. "An operation has been la...More..

Taiwan cuts ties with El Salvador
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Taiwan cuts ties with El Salvador

El Salvador is the fifth diplomatic loss under her presidency and the third this year, following Burkina Faso and the Dominican Republic . "We think this is an inappropriate development plan that risks ca...More..