Stanford University rape case judge to stop hearing criminal cases

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky became instantly notorious for giving Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an intoxicated, unconscious woman. Recall organizers say they will begin collecting s... More..

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UK could still stay in EU, Blair
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

UK could still stay in EU, Blair

In addition, a collision course with Parliament was also set after Downing Street confirmed the government would trigger Brexit without Parliamentary approval. "The Labour Party is clear: instead of "pushing ah...More..

John Kerry to spend two more days in India
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

John Kerry to spend two more days in India

Without elaborating, he added, "I believe that in the last months progress is being made and the Pakistanis are moving at a greater pace". But at the same time, Washington wants Islamabad to get the message. I ...More..

Turkey rejects truce with Kurds, lashes out at US over 'unacceptable' comments
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Turkey rejects truce with Kurds, lashes out at US over 'unacceptable' comments

Turkey has denied agreeing to a US-brokered truce with Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, saying it would not compromise with a "terrorist" group. Three Turkish soldiers were injured in a rocket attack on ...More..

European Union calls for more transparency in Gabon elections
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

European Union calls for more transparency in Gabon elections

On Wednesday, the National Assembly was set on fire, the news agency said, citing government spokesman Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze. The army searched Ping's headquarters "from top to bottom", said an opposition...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

United States meets goal of admitting 10000 Syria refugees ahead of time

Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, 49, and his wife Rajaa Abdo Altaleb, 42, sit with their children, from left, Hanan, 13, Farouq, 8, and Hamzeh, 12. In the next day or so, several hundred will depart Jordan for the United ...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Russia says it killed IS spokesman al-Adnani in Syria strike

Few people expect further advances against Islamic State to be rapid or straightforward, but the group's enemies have built a clear momentum in both Iraq and Syria that has pushed it to adopt a strategy of atta...More..

Wildfire near Lytton, BC, forces evacuations, scorches four square kilometres
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Wildfire near Lytton, BC, forces evacuations, scorches four square kilometres

A wildfire in the Lytton area isn't showing signs of slowing down, in fact, it grew overnight from 300 to about 500 hectares in size. All properties on the east side of South Spencer Road from 3800 South Spen...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Stanford bans hard liquor at undergraduate parties

Turner, a Stanford swimmer, was sentenced in June to six months in jail and three years probation, a decision that triggered worldwide outrage and an effort to have judge Aaron Persky removed from his post. "It...More..

US presidential poll 2016: Most Americans dislike Hillary Clionton
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

US presidential poll 2016: Most Americans dislike Hillary Clionton

Her latest effort to paint Trump as too risky and ill-informed to command USA diplomacy or its armed forces came as Trump made a brief trip to Mexico, the border ally he has accused of exporting criminals and r...More..

Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurdish Villages, Killing 35 Civilians
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurdish Villages, Killing 35 Civilians

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his military is committed to fighting terrorism in Syria and Iraq but is also determined to "uproot" the Syrian Kurdish group, which he called a terrorist organisatio...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Marco Rubio wins Republican Sen. Nomination

On the Democratic side, Rep. Patrick Murphy defeated Rep. Alan Grayson by a wide margin and now will face Rubio in the November election. Rubio and McCain are supporting Trump for president, albeit ...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Zika virus strikes workers at Singaporean construction site

Singaporean authorities said they tested 124 people, primarily foreign construction workers employed on a site in the same part of Singapore . SINGAPORE , Aug 30 (Reuters) - Australia, Taiwan and South Ko...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

United Nations condemns N Korean missile launches

The submarine-launched test-firing is the third of its kind this year and marks an escalation in the North's provocations, showing its apparent progress in developing weapons technology. A spokesman for the Nor...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Canada PM says spoke with China's Xi about human rights

Freeland said Canada could be a great partner for China, but Ottawa officials are "taking our time" over a free trade agreement. We don't usually publish comic book news, but it's not everyday that the Canadi...More..

Libratone launches its first headphone range, including Lightning in-ears
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Libratone launches its first headphone range, including Lightning in-ears

The few pairs we have seen were on-ear and over-ear, so a pair of in-ears is timely, especially considering that Apple is expected to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack with the upcoming iPhone 7. As with numerous ...More..

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning strike in freak disaster
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning strike in freak disaster

Experts said 323 of the wild caribou, including 70 calves, died during the storm that rolled across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau last Friday. It's not the first time a large herd of animals have been ...More..

Hawaii Hit by Strong Rain, Surf as Tropical Storm Brushes By
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Hawaii Hit by Strong Rain, Surf as Tropical Storm Brushes By

A state of emergency was declared in Hawaii on Wednesday as the South Pacific islands brace for Hurricane Madeline's impact. Forecasters said tropical storm force-winds are expected on Hawaii island and Maui Co...More..

Trump changes mind again, says he'll deport all illegal immigrants
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Trump changes mind again, says he'll deport all illegal immigrants

The meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto, who earlier this year compared the billionaire candidate to Hitler, comes hours before Trump is set to deliver a highly-anticipated immigration speech. "For those ...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Iran urges Turkey to quickly end Syria intervention

A spokesman for Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Mehmet Ali Berber told RIA Novosti: "Gazprom CEO [Alexei Miller] met one on one with our minister [Berat Albayrak]". Turkey's incursion helped...More..