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Trump on Florida shooting, impeachment and Iran prisoner exchange

Just months after senior U.S. officials delivered substantial military aid to Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Iran, America's relationship with the kingdom is being tested by a Saudi Air Force student's shooting spree at a Navy base in Florida. Trump also commented on the prisoner swap with Iran that saw a Princeton scholar freed after being held for three years in Iran on espionage charges. When asked if he would testify at his impeachment trial in the senate, Trump again dismissed the process as "a total hoax" and a "witch hunt".

Maryam Nawaz files plea for removal of name form ECL

In her petition filed on Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader argued that her name was placed on the ECL without notice and providing her with an opportunity of hearing through a memorandum dated August 20, 2018, reports Dawn news.

Is Victoria Falls at the risk of disappearing?

For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa's Zambezi river cascade down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views.

Aung San Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case

The state of Gambia, acting on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, will ask ICJ to take emergency measures to halt Myanmar's "ongoing genocidal actions". Legal experts said Suu Kyi would be one of the first national leaders to personally address the tribunal since it was set up in 1946 after World War II to rule in disputes between countries.

Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Donald Trump

After emerging from an all-day closed door meeting, House Judiciary Committee Democratic lawmakers said they were still in the process of drafting formal charges, known as articles of impeachment, that the panel could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday. The lawmakers released a 55-page report.

Donald Trump taps Anthony Ornato as new deputy chief of staff for operations

Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he has worked with Ornato for three years, and that "he will do a fantastic job!" Anthony Ornato is to replace Daniel Walsh who is leaving the White House for the private sector, Xinhua news agency reported.

North Korea says it carried out 'very important test'

The Korean Central News Agency said the test was conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Saturday afternoon. It said that the result of the test was reported to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party. The test results will have "an important effect on changing the strategic position of (North Korea) once again in the near future," the agency reported.

North Korea says denuclearization not on negotiating table

A statement released by North Korea's U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, accused the Trump administration of persistently pursuing a "hostile policy" toward the country "in its attempt to stifle it." He also said Washington's claims it is engaged in a "sustained and substantial dialogue" with Pyongyang solely for "its domestic political agenda."

After the Spring: The Marrakech festival legacy

The Marrakech festival sees the emergence of Arab cinema rooted in powerful political content — from the 2006 Lebanon war to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. A revolutionizing Arab cinema witnesses the new visual energy and strong political content emerging in after the Arab Spring.

North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearisation off negotiating table with United States

The ambassador, Kim Song, said in a statement the "sustained and substantial dialogue" sought by the United States was a "time-saving trick" to suit its domestic political agenda. "We do not need to have lengthy talks with the U.S. now and denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiating table," he said in the statement made available to Reuters.

Iran frees American for US-held scientist

Iran and the US conducted a prisoner exchange on Saturday that saw a detained scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. (AP)

Chinese-American freed from Iran, Iranian freed from U.S. in prisoner swap

Chinese-American freed from Iran, Iranian freed from U.S. in prisoner swap

The official spoke shortly after Iran's foreign minister said the prisoner swap of Iranian Massoud Soleimani and Chinese-American Xiyue Wang was imminent.

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

The opposition Labour Party says the leaked documents show the ruling Conservatives are plotting to offer the state-run National Health Service (NHS) for sale in post-Brexit trade talks with Washington.

Donald Trump gets call from Saudi King over Florida shooting

Donald Trump gets call from Saudi King over Florida shooting

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Saudi Arabia's King over the shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning. He told reporters that Saudi King Salman told him "the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

Volcanic rocks may trigger massive unpredicted global warming effects: Study

Volcanic rocks may trigger massive unpredicted global warming effects: Study

They created a model of changes in carbon emissions during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) - a short interval of maximum temperature lasting around 100,000 years some 55 million years ago.

Shooting at Florida naval base leaves 4 dead, 8 injured

Shooting at Florida naval base leaves 4 dead, 8 injured

A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded. The shooting — the second at a U.S. Navy base this week — prompted a massive law enforcement response and a lockdown at the base. Eleven people were shot all together, including two sheriff's deputies who were the first to respond, one of whom killed the shooter, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said.

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