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Climate change activist climbs on plane, others stop traffic

Climate change activist climbs on plane, others stop traffic Paralympic medallist James Brown climbed on top of a plane to highlight the issue of climate change. The action is part of Extinction Rebellion's two weeks of civil disobedience. 'We continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police to ensure the safe operation of the airport, which remains fully open and operational'. Elsewhere at the airport, activists continued to cause disruption out... [Full Article...]

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, People Flee as Airstrikes Hit Bordertown

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, People Flee as Airstrikes Hit Bordertown He expected Turkey to protect civilians and religious minorities and to prevent a humanitarian crisis, he said. European countries called on Ankara to halt the operation and Egypt called it "a blatant and unacceptable attack on a brotherly Arab state". [Full Article...]

US Ambassador to European Union to testify in Trump’s impeachment case

US Ambassador to European Union to testify in Trump’s impeachment case Sondland's attorney Robert Luskin released a statement explaining that the State Department had "directed" Sondland to skip his scheduled, voluntary testimony before three congressional committees pursuing the impeachment inquiry . A whistleblower complaint about a July 25 phone call in which Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to investigate his political rival, forme... [Full Article...]

Biden announces support for Trump's impeachment for the first time

Biden announces support for Trump's impeachment for the first time Earlier Wednesday, Trump called for ending the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry "for the good of the Country", claiming it was tainted with political bias, and said the whistleblower at the heart of the complaint should be "exposed and properly questioned". [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry As the official Twitter account for the Nobel Prize put it, the three laureates "laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society". They are a type of rechargeable battery used for portable electronics and electric vehicles - significantly lighter and more compact than earlier types of rechargeable batteries. [Full Article...]

Two people killed in shooting near synagogue in Germany

Two people killed in shooting near synagogue in Germany One person is believed to have been arrested. Jewish people observing the holiday will fast from sundown on Tuesday until sundown on Wednesday and spend the majority of the day in synagogue engaged in prayer. Regional broadcaster MDR shared a bystander's cellphone video showing a person wearing a helmet firing shots from a rifle, though it's not clear what the person was shooting at. [Full Article...]

PG&E shuts off power, Santa Maria on the list

PG&E shuts off power, Santa Maria on the list More than 600,000 people across Santa Clara , San Mateo , Napa and Sonoma County could be affected by the planned shut off, created to prevent downed power lines from sparking blazes. We want to hear your questions about the shutoffs in general and how to prepare for them. Customers have been encouraged to stockpile a week's worth of food and water and have plenty of batteries to keep elect... [Full Article...]

Mobile Phones: Essential Project Gem phone is taller and thinner than usual

Mobile Phones: Essential Project Gem phone is taller and thinner than usual Rubin's shared the images and video of the new essential phone via his twitter handle. In case the tall form factor doesn't immediately capture your attention, then maybe the color selection will, Rubin calling it "GEM Colorshift material". [Full Article...]

Super Typhoon Hagibis' winds increase 100 mph in 24 hours

Super Typhoon Hagibis' winds increase 100 mph in 24 hours The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center has upgraded Super Typhoon Hagibis to a category 5 storm, with winds estimated to be blowing at 160 mph near the Northern Mariana island of Anatahan, 200 miles northeast of Guam. "However, some bands of heavy rain that could trigger flash flooding, wind gusts and high surf are certainly possible in Guam as the centre of Hagibis passes to its north". [Full Article...]

Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system

Volvo XC40 Electric to debut Android-based infotainment system The OS is a result of Volvo's parent company Geely's partnership with Google announced in May 2017, which makes the Swedish carmaker the first company to team with the tech giant for a completely integrated infotainment system inclusive of Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store built-in. [Full Article...]

BMW M5 Competition launched in India at Rs 1.55 crore

BMW M5 Competition launched in India at Rs 1.55 crore The "standard" M8 coupe and convertibles should hit 60 miles per hour in 3.1 and 3.2 seconds, respectively, while the Competition versions shave off a critical tenth of a second to drop the numbers to 3.0 and 3.1 seconds. The model also has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment system and a head-up display. Braking improves, as well, thanks to standard ventilated br... [Full Article...]

Graham tells Pelosi GOP won't impeach Trump over Ukraine call

Graham tells Pelosi GOP won't impeach Trump over Ukraine call Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), said she and her colleagues "have plenty of questions" for him and "welcome the opportunity to question Rudy Giuliani under oath about his role in seeking the Ukrainian government's assistance to investigate one of the president's political rivals". [Full Article...]

Tweet creates rift between the National Basketball Association and China

Tweet creates rift between the National Basketball Association and China While the Houston Rockets may have been a fan-favorite in China due to the eight seasons Shanghai-born former NBA All-Star Yao Ming played with the team, Ross said Morey's tweet has ruined the Rockets' standing, and the team name "is now dirt". [Full Article...]

American Airlines Plans to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights in 2020

American Airlines Plans to Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights in 2020 The aircraft was grounded earlier this year after two fatal crashes that killed a total of 346 people on board. " American Airlines anticipates that the impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX will lead to recertification of the aircraft later this year and resumption of commercial service in January 2020", the airline said in a press release. [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Turkish offensive into Syria has started

Erdogan: Turkish offensive into Syria has started Separately, the group claimed Tuesday that the Turkish military shelled one of its points in northeastern Syria on the border with Turkey in an "unprovoked attack". Amid concerns that Trump had given Erdogan a green light to attack the Kurds in Syria , the president returned to Twitter later on Monday to declare that "if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, c... [Full Article...]

2 teens arrested in stabbing death of Hamilton student released

2 teens arrested in stabbing death of Hamilton student released One other suspect was also arrested but later released without conditions. "I feel sad because he was really close to me and we were close friends and he was really innocent". "She was just very upset", a witness, who only identified herself as Alice, told CTV News Toronto. "She had two people beside her, holding her because she was shaking, she was crying and crying". [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize for Medicine jointly awarded to Kaelin, Ratcliffe, Semenza

Nobel Prize for Medicine jointly awarded to Kaelin, Ratcliffe, Semenza Sir Peter Ratcliffe is based at the Francis Crick Institute in the UK, William Kaelin , at Harvard in the U.S. and Gregg Semenza at John Hopkins University in the US. "When cells are short of oxygen, as is the case with heart failure and lung disease, the tissues need to respond to that in order to maintain energy levels". [Full Article...]

Uk poll: Should the police get tougher with Extinction Rebellion protesters?

Uk poll: Should the police get tougher with Extinction Rebellion protesters? In London, police arrested 135 activists from the Extinction Rebellion group as they blocked bridges and roads in the city centre, and glued themselves to cars, while protesters in Berlin halted traffic at the Victory Column roundabout. [Full Article...]

USA blacklists Chinese entities that 'abuse' Muslims

USA blacklists Chinese entities that 'abuse' Muslims Geng Shuang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said the USA has no right to interfere in Xinjiang's internal affairs and denied there are human rights issues in the region. The possibility, nearly particular to draw a intelligent response from Beijing, targets 20 Chinese public security bureaus and eight corporations including video surveillance firm Hikvision, in addition to to leaders in... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson urges USA to give up diplomats wife over fatal crash

Boris Johnson urges USA to give up diplomats wife over fatal crash The PM added: "I hope Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law that are carried out in this country". Police believe Sacoolas had just driven out of Royal Air Force base Croughton and was driving on the wrong side of the road when she struck Dunn, Sky News reports. [Full Article...]


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