Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency; no injuries kuting.feng 2018-08-2174 views The Taliban fired a pair of rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul on Aug. 21 as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said. No injuries were reported in the attack.
The first rocket landed somewhere near the presidency, the second near a NATO compound and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul but no one was hurt, said police official Jan Agha.
The boom of the rockets was heard in the live broadcast of President Ashraf Ghani's speech. As he also heard the thud, Ghani interrupted his message to say: "If they are thinking the rocket attack will keep Afghans down, they are wrong."
Watts, 33, has been charged with five counts of Murder in the First Degree. Two of the counts are due to the girls being under 12 years of age. Watts was also charged with one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy in the first degree.
Three other counts are tampering with a deceased human body. The bodies of the females were found on the property of a petroleum company.
Watts was arrested on August 15 and reportedly confessed to the murders.
With inflation soaring, Venezuela prices shed five zeros kuting.feng 2018-08-2128 views Venezuela on August 20 slashed five zeros from prices as part of a broad economic plan that President Nicolas Maduro says will tame hyperinflation but critics call another raft of failed socialist policies that will push the chaotic country deeper into crisis.
Streets were quiet and shops were closed due to a national holiday that Maduro decreed for the first day of the new pricing plan for the stricken economy, which the International Monetary Fund has estimated will have 1 million percent inflation by year end.
In this video, uploaded by What’s On Melbourne, the three are seen surfacing near each other.
Commenters on the post joked that the animals might grow an extra flipper or a third eye from swimming in the city’s murky river. Others suggested the animals might have escaped from the Sea Life Aquarium nearby.
In this video, diver Inaki Aizpun can be seen swimming after the shark several times, trying to remove the large piece of netting caught in its mouth. He is seen celebrating underwater after successfully relieving the shark of the potentially deadly hazard.
He told Storyful he felt it was his duty to help the creature, which he believed would have suffered a slow and painful death, and also said he hoped the video would create awareness of the dangers of fishing nets.
Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital kuting.feng 2018-08-2055 views Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on August 20, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, police and broadcaster CNN Turk reported. The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey.
Speaking with ABC Radio, Esther McKenzie said the cattle property was unrecognisable.
“The dam was down to less than a metre of water, and that dam is probably the size of a football oval,” McKenzie said. “There was a whole bunch of emus running around the house trying to find water. When the wind comes it picks up the top layer of dust and it always looks a little bit apocalyptic that way.”
In a wide-ranging maiden speech in the senate on Aug. 14 2018, the Queensland senator called for fairer rural lending practices, improving water security in regional areas, more affordable home ownership, and a national plebiscite on immigration. He also criticised the role of cultural Marxism in the "subversion of Australian culture and values," which uses tools such as "political correctness" to stamp out free speech.
Above is a video of Senator Anning's maiden speech.
Speaking from the town of Forbes, about 400km west of Sydney, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the additional money brought the federal government's total assistance package to AUD$1.8 billion.
The government said the funding would be directed towards local infrastructure in drought-affected areas, provide low-interest loans of up to AUD$2 million to farmers and provide tax breaks for some equipment.
Money was also to be directed to the Bureau of Meteorology, to develop finer-scale weather guides so farmers could better plan for their future.
The dry spell has helped fan rare winter bushfires in parts of the country, and the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast an above average dry and warm Australian spring.
Nine nurses pregnant at one hospital kuting.feng 2018-08-17170 views A hospital in Oregon is having a baby boom. But it’s not the patients, it’s the nurses. 9 nurses who work in the same hospital, in the same unit, and on the same day shift are pregnant, all at the same time. And they said it was all pure coincidence.
Large parts of Canada are engulfed by haze as more than 560 wildfires burn in British Columbia kuting.feng 2018-08-170 views Haze engulfed parts of Canada Tuesday (August 14) and Wednesday as British Columbia endured raging wildfires forcing more than 3,000 to evacuate their homes. A state of emergency was declared by the provincial government for two weeks as 566 wildfires burned, threatening 1,521 homes, authorities said. A further 18,700 are under evacuation alerts as more than 3,300 firefighters battle various blazes in the region. Video obtained by Reuters shows orange haze engulfing towns and cities in Alberta and British Columbia. "It's a lot like the movie Mad Max, honestly," said Mike Carr, who took a video of haze over Prince George, British Columbia. "People outside are wearing dust masks."
An evacuation centre had opened for residents in Burrill Lake, Kings Point and south of Ulladulla as a total fire ban was in place for the Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter regions until midnight as strong winds continued to fan the fire. Darryl Snow, who took this video, said the views from Dolphin Point were an “apocalyptic start to the day.”
Missing 74-Year-Old Man Found Alive in Rural Alaska kuting.feng 2018-08-1750 views A 74-year-old man, missing for nearly two days in a remote area of Alaska’s Chilkat Valley, was found alive and in stable condition on August 12, several miles west of his home in Klukwan, the US Coast Guard and local police said.
The Haines Borough Police Department said early on August 12 a search was underway for Valentino Burattin, before reporting about 13 hours later that he had been found.
The coast guard said they found Burattin in a heavily wooded area near Walker Lake, and shared this footage showing him being located and hoisted into a helicopter before being taken for medical treatment in Haines, about 28 miles south-west of the lake. Burattin was in “good condition with no injuries,” the coast guard said.
According to local media, local police, two US Coast Guard helicopters, Alaska State Troopers, canine search teams, and members of the community took part in the search.
The Boeing 737-800, landing after a flight from Xiamen "went off the runway during a heavy downpour," said Connie Bungag, the officer in charge of Manila International Airport Authority's (MIAA) public affairs office.
None of the 157 passengers and 8 crew members on the flight, XiamenAir 8667, were injured despite the landing, the airline confirmed in a post on its Weibo page.
Xiamen Air is a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.
Part of the clip, originally posted to Weibo by a passenger who said that she was in the plane and shaken by the experience, shows a brief glimpse of the bumpy landing.
Credit: Reuters, weibo.com/5030022421 via Storyful
The mayor of Montecilfone, the city near the epicenter of the quake, said people were scared and left their homes, but there was only minor damage.
The fire department confirmed that there had been no rescue calls from the area near the epicenter, noting that only slight damage to some buildings had been spotted. The Molise region's governor also said that only minor damage had been reported.
Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in an airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden-camera show.
The portable scanners project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down.
They scan for metallic and non-metallic objects on a person's body, can detect suspicious items from 30 feet (nine metres) away and have the capability of scanning more than 2,000 passengers per hour.
Officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority would not say how many of the machines were being purchased but said they would be rolled out in subway stations in the "coming months".
FBI Eyes Cybersecurity Threats to US kuting.feng 2018-08-160 views Roughly nine months into his job as special agent in charge of the New Orleans office of the FBI, agent Eric Rommal is keenly aware of the dangers that cyber-criminals pose to Mississippi River-related businesses and infrastructure. And he wants the public at large to be aware as well.
"So the FBI has a number of priorities that we are responsible for. First and foremost obviously is a counterterrorism threat and the counter-intelligence threat. But, cyber is our third most important investigative priority, and that's because it's prevalent – everyone uses the internet," Rommal told The Associated Press in an interview.
Man steals several packages from homes in Madera kuting.feng 2018-08-16187 views Police in Madera, California, has posted several videos of a man going through neighborhoods stealing packages. The man, who appears to be of average height and slim build, has been recorded repeatedly by people with security cameras at their doorways on in their doorbells.
Credit: City of Madera Police Department via Facebook
The Emirati non-profit organisation was established by four women who decided to take matters into their own hands when they saw the number of abandoned animals increasing.
They rescue cats and dogs, neuter and spay them, vaccinate them and then look for homes for them. While waiting for adoption, the animals are housed with foster families or at local animal boarding facilities.
The members will even foster cats in their own homes when there's no space in shelters.
Age is no barrier for amazing Majorie Carter, a member of the British gymnastics squad at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, and the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy - just missing out on medals at both.
The octogenarian, who went on to have an impressive coaching career, nurturing the next generation of gymnasts, still trains three times a week - hitting the gym at 6am.
NASA Astronauts, SpaceX COO Talk 'Crew Dragon' kuting.feng 2018-08-150 views NASA astronauts who will be riding the SpaceX Dragon discussed the challenges they've faced and what they're looking forward to while speaking at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on Monday ahead of the Crew Dragon mission.
NASA last week assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.
Newcastle Court Magistrate Robert Stone allowed Philip Wilson, 67, to serve his detention at home after an assessment by prison authorities due to a range of health issues, including heart disease, faced by the former archbishop.
Cab driver arrested after Midtown fight kuting.feng 2018-08-132K views A cab driver was arrested after a brawl in midtown Manhattan. Police say Alyssa Jenna Mallett assaulted a couple and then rammed her cab into their SUV. The 25-year-old then attempted to escape the scene in her cab but crashed into a delivery truck and a parked car.