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Danish Submarine Inventor Says He Buried Swedish Journalist at Sea

Monday  18:02,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

Peter Madsen, who has changed his version of the events, has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Kim Wall.COPENHAGEN — The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish journalist who vanished after boarding a Danish inventor’s submarine took[...]

How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?

Monday  16:50,   21 august 2017
AFP

The US destroyer John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday as the warship prepared to make a routine port call in Singapore, leaving a gaping hole in its hull and 10 sailors missing. It was the second recent accident involving an[...]

Russia names replacement for Sergei Kislyak as envoy in Washington

Monday  16:50,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Russia's next ambassador to Washington will be Anatoly Antonov, a former defense official who is subject to European sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin announced on Monday.</p>Antonov takes over from Sergei[...]

S. African activists to challenge Grace Mugabe's immunity

Monday  15:44,   21 august 2017
AFP

A South African civil rights organisation said Monday it would challenge the government's decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who was facing assault charges. The wife of President Robert Mugabe allegedly [...]

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

Monday  15:21,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, the U.S.-led coalition said Monday. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman, told The Associated Press that Iraqi[...]

India says China stand-off will end 'soon'

Monday  15:08,   21 august 2017
AFP

India's home minister said Monday he believed a border stand-off with China would end soon, after new footage emerged showing border guards from both countries fighting on a disputed patch of land in the Himalayas. Indian and Chinese soldiers [...]

U.S. scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff

Monday  13:32,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>The United States said on Monday it was scaling back its visa services in Russia after Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its diplomatic staff in retaliation over new U.S. sanctions.</p>President Vladimir Putin, reacting to new sanctions[...]

Russian jets 'destroy IS convoy in Syria'

Monday  13:32,   21 august 2017
BBC News

Russia says 200 militants were killed in the strike, which activists say took place on Friday.Russia's defence ministry said at least 200 jihadists had died after its air force targeted a convoy of about 20 4x4s, armoured vehicles and[...]

South Asia floods claim more than 750 lives

Monday  12:25,   21 august 2017
AFP

More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger. The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and[...]

'Extremely dissatisfied' China blames India for border scuffle

Monday  12:25,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>China laid the blame at India's door on Monday for an altercation along their border in the western Himalayas involving soldiers from both of the Asian giants.</p>Both countries' troops have been embroiled in an eight-week-long standoff [...]

Barcelona attack suspect Abouyaaqoub thought to be van driver: government official

Monday  10:36,   21 august 2017
Reuters

Investigators believe that Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan-born man sought by police, was the driver of a van that rammed into crowds last Thursday in Barcelona, killing 13 people, a Catalan government official said on Monday. Spanish[...]

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Monday  10:36,   21 august 2017
AFP

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to[...]

Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China

Monday  10:12,   21 august 2017
Time

<p>Money talks. At least it did for Eddie Chen and, presumably, for many of the 420,000 of his Taiwanese compatriots who opted to earn a higher salary by working in mainland China.</p>Money talks. At least it did for Eddie Chen and,[...]

Brits who risked their lives to fight ISIS say they return home only to be accused of terrorism

Monday  10:11,   21 august 2017
FOX News

Even as the west continues to be battered by ISIS-claimed terrorist attacks on its own soil, some western volunteers who risked their own lives to take down that terrorist outfit at its source in Iraq and Syria – fighting with predominantly Kurdish[...]

Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

Monday  10:11,   21 august 2017
Al Jazeera

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment. In a televised address, Buhari on Monday thanked Nigerians for their prayers and said he was pleased to be "back [...]