Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for ...
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Avon fisherman reels in 2nd hammerhead shark in 2 days

A hammerhead shark was reeled in by a fisherman in Avon Thursday afternoon.
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U.S. secures $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize Syria

At the same time an official said the U.S. would not contribute to Syria's full reconstruction until there was a ...
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Caught between debts and the street, a soccer team gives hope to Jerusalem’s homeless

Some of them used to own businesses until their worlds collapsed. After practice they go sleep in a hostel, or ...
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Foreign workers in Israel have their money stolen – and cops are the suspects

‘The police in Nepal may steal money from people, but here in Israel?’ a complainant asks. The two officers deny ...
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Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

Before a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, "At a time of great political pressure ...
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US judge applauds government's 'significant strides' to reunite families

US judge applauds government's 'significant strides' to reunite familiesThe federal judge overseeing the reunification of 2,500 children separated from their parents by the Trump administration said on Friday that the government had made “significant strides” in its efforts to find deported parents whose children remain in the US, though it still lacks contact details for the relatives of 26 children. US district judge Dana Sabraw gave a significantly more positive review of the government’s work to bring families back together after last week telling the court he was disappointed by their efforts.


U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant online

U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant onlineA United Airlines flight attendant is accusing the airline of failing to protect her from sexually explicit pictures that a pilot posted of her online, according to a lawsuit filed in a San Antonio, Texas, federal court. The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), said United failed to prevent and correct the pilot’s behavior, even after the flight attendant made numerous complaints. United said in an emailed statement that it had reviewed the allegations in the complaint and disagreed with the EEOC’s description of the situation, without providing further detail.


Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: U.S. source

Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: U.S. sourceIran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday. The official, however, did not suggest that such a missile test was unusual during naval exercises or that it was carried out unsafely, noting it occurred in what could be described as Iranian territorial waters in the Strait. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies.


A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red lineWhen Riyadh responded to a call from Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland to release civil society activists with an abrupt severing of diplomatic and trade ties, Canadian officials were left scrambling to understand what had happened. On Aug. 2, Freeland tweeted https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/1025030172624515072 in English and French, calling for the release of two jailed Saudi human rights activists. The following day, Canada’s foreign affairs department sent another tweet https://twitter.com/CanadaFP/status/1025383326960549889, urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately release” those and other activists.


Israel faces crocodile conundrum with stranded reptiles

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Hundreds of crocodiles are stranded in an abandoned farm in Jordan Valley after entrepreneur who intended to sell them for their skin lost his business following a law passed in 2012 that prohibits sale of crocodiles for meat; Head of Jordan Valley Regional Council: ‘I don’t want to think of what will happen if a crocodile manages to escape and reaches the Jordan River.’