Daily Archive: August 5, 2018

Aug 05

Nicaragua NGO closes offices amid unrest, denounces threats

A Nicaraguan rights group that has documented killings during months of political unrest says it is closing its offices due to threats and harassment. The Nicaraguan Pro-Human Rights Association says in a statement that its facilities have been besieged by “unauthorized armed groups and threatening phone calls.” It also complains of “illegal practices of judicial …

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Aug 05

A.J. Hinch calls Astros 'closest-knit group' after pregame meeting

Astros owner Jim Crane was present, as were general manager Jeff Luhnow and fourth-year manager A.J. Hinch. Hinch did not provide details on the meeting, which took place inside the visiting clubhouse at Dodger Stadium a little more than two hours before first pitch. But he praised his team when asked how the players have …

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Aug 05

Disaster agency official tells Indonesian TV that death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 39

Disaster agency official tells Indonesian TV that death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 39. The post Disaster agency official tells Indonesian TV that death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 39 appeared first on ABC 36 News. Brought to you by Automated Marketing .

Aug 05

Andy Warhol's '15 minutes of fame' keeps ticking with new retrospective

American artist Andy Warhol continues to be one of the most celebrated minds of the postmodern era. Through Warhol’s innovative style and his work’s reflection on society’s mass media culture, the impact he has on the art world has yet to be matched by another single artist. For what would be his 90th birthday on …

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Aug 05

Iran detains Central Bank deputy chief in fraud crackdown

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reports that authorities have detained the Central Bank of Iran‘s deputy chief as part of a crackdown on financial fraud. The Sunday report quotes Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi, a judicial spokesman, as saying Ahmad Araghchi was dismissed from his positon before being arrested and taken to prison. The report did not …

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Aug 05

The Latest: Psychiatrist: Much hidden in shooter's mind

The Latest on a book written by a psychiatrist who spent hours interviewing Colorado theater shooter James Holmes (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says what led Holmes to open fire in a Colorado movie theater was a vortex of his mental illness, personality and …

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Aug 05

'60 Minutes' exec named in misconduct article delays return

The executive producer of the CBS news show “60 Minutes” is delaying his return from vacation until a probe into sexual misconduct claims wraps up. Allegations against Jeff Fager and CBS CEO Les Moonves appeared in a New Yorker article last month. CBS hired two outside law firms to investigate claims of sexual misconduct from …

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Aug 05

Italy's FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

Italy’s foreign minister said Sunday he was pleased to hear from Egyptian officials that they are committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a “concrete result.” Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on the first visit by a top Italian diplomat since the …

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Aug 05

Israeli minister posts Gaza obstacle video amid truce talks

Israel’s defense minister has published a video of a sea obstacle Israel is building to prevent attacks from Gaza, the territory ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas. Avigdor Lieberman’s Twitter post came Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly convened his Security Cabinet to discuss an Egyptian brokered cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. He …

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Aug 05

Student protests surge in Bangladesh capital

Thousands of angry young people took to the streets of Bangladesh’s capital again Sunday to demand safer streets, facing police firing tear gas and pro-government activists who attacked them with clubs. Protests have flared repeatedly in Dhaka since two students were killed last week by speeding buses. The pro-government activists, members of a political youth …

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