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BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 19, 2018
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn't truth
Donald Trump's lawyer makes a startling claim during a TV interview about the Russia inquiry.

Trump blasts New York Times for story on White House lawyer Don McGahn (CBC Top Stories)
President Trump Attacks Report On White House Counsel's Cooperation With Mueller (NPR Headline News)

CNN WorldAug 19, 2018
Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a monthlong ceasefire of action against the Taliban, which said it will release hundreds of prisoners to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.

BBC Front PageAug 19, 2018
England v India: Michael Vaughan criticises 'fragility' of hosts' batting
Michael Vaughan criticises England's batsmen as they lose all 10 wickets in the afternoon session against India at Trent Bridge.

Washington Post World NewsAug 19, 2018
Quakes cut power, topple buildings on Indonesian island
A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island (Washington Post World News)

Washington Post World NewsAug 19, 2018
Afghan president offers two-month ceasefire to Taliban leaders
The offer, which comes just days after a major Taliban attack on Ghazni, is contingent on a positive response from the insurgents.

NYTimes GlobalAug 19, 2018
Taiwan President Stops in U.S. as Relations Warm, Angering China
President Tsai Ing-wen, over Chinese objections, made two brief stopovers in the last week, meeting with members of Congress who favor closer ties.

BBC Front PageAug 19, 2018
England v India: Hardik Pandya stars as tourists take control
India end the second day of the third Test with a lead of 292 after England collapse to 161 all out in their first innings at Trent Bridge.

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office's fleet of bullet-proof cars.

Washington Post World NewsAug 19, 2018
Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion
The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution.

Italy acts to revoke contract in bridge collapse in Genoa (Washington Post World News)
Bodies of family found five days after Genoa bridge collapse, death toll hits 43 (Reuters World News)

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high
From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric. - EuropeAug 19, 2018
Kofi Annan — a life in pictures
Snapshots from the life of the UN secretary-general and global statesman - EuropeAug 19, 2018
White House lawyer's Mueller testimony angers Trump
President in fresh attack on inquiry over Russian interference in 2016 election

Trump says WH lawyer isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT' (ABC News)

Washington Post World NewsAug 19, 2018
Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran
President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has met with Israel's prime minister in Jerusalem to discuss Iran.

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program (Reuters World News)
Iran lawmakers target Rouhani's finance minister as sanctions bite (Reuters World News)

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic
A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic.

Indonesia's Lombok island jolted by multiple quakes (ABC News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 19, 2018
Lombok earthquake: Strong tremors shake Indonesian island
The two strong tremors are the latest in weeks of earthquakes that have killed more than 476 people.

CBC Top StoriesAug 19, 2018
800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 19, 2018
Trump Attacks New York Times Report on Don McGahn's Cooperation With Mueller
President Trump said that The Times had falsely implied that the White House counsel "turned" on him. The newspaper said it stood by its report.

WSJ World NewsAug 19, 2018
Worst Floods in a Century Wash Over Southern India, Displacing 800,000
Some 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century to hit southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday.

NYTimes GlobalAug 19, 2018
‘Crazy Rich Asians' Is No. 1 at Box Office, Proving Power of Diversity (Again)
With $25 million in weekend ticket sales, "Crazy Rich Asians" gave Hollywood its best-selling comedy since "Girls Trip," another unusually inclusive film.

CNBC World NewsAug 19, 2018
National security advisor John Bolton warns Russia is 1 of 4 countries tied to US election meddling
National security advisor John Bolton reportedly said Sunday that the U.S. government is not just worried about Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections. It's concerned about Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean meddling, too.

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 19, 2018
Pregnant Minister Cycles to Hospital to Give Birth
Julie Anne Genter, New Zealand's minister for women's affairs, posted photographs on social media of her "mostly downhill" trip to a hospital, where she was due to have labor induced.

ABC NewsAug 19, 2018
Trump adviser: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran could meddle in US midterms
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton says Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran all could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterms.

ABC NewsAug 19, 2018
WATCH: 1-on-1 with White House National Security Adviser John Bolton
Martha Raddatz sits down with White House National Security Adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem for an interview on "This Week."

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 19, 2018
Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt
Two Coptic Christian monks will stand trial in Egypt after a bishop was found bludgeoned to death.

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
Pompeo says 'time for peace' as Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban
The United States is ready to support and facilitate direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, welcoming a Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire announced by President Ashraf Ghani.

Washington Post World NewsAug 19, 2018
In South Korea, families await reunions with Northern relatives with longing and trepidation
This week, 172 South Koreans will travel into North Korea to meet relatives, in the first reunion of divided families to take place for three years, as relations thaw between the neighbors.

CBC Top StoriesAug 19, 2018
Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

NYTimes GlobalAug 19, 2018
Security Clearances, Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin: Your Weekend Briefing
Here's what you need to know about the week's top stories.

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43
The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.

Reuters World NewsAug 19, 2018
Italy to launch infrastructure plan in September: official
The government will launch a plan aimed at making Italy's infrastructure safe, a government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa killed 43 people.

ABC NewsAug 19, 2018
WATCH: White House lawyer cooperating with special counsel's investigation
Donald McGahn was reportedly questioned for hours, answering questions for longer than any other staffer in the investigation.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 19, 2018
Wisconsin Political Activists Hope A 'Silent Canvass' Will Win Back Black Voters
Wisconsin Democrats are trying to re-elect Sen. Tammy Baldwin and unseat Gov. Scott Walker. African-Americans are a key part of the coalition necessary to do so.

NPR Headline NewsAug 18, 2018
Imran Khan Is Sworn Into Office As Pakistan's New Prime Minister
Khan inherits several big challenges, including Pakistan's faltering economy, and managing relations with China and the U.S.

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister, marking a new era in Pakistan (Washington Post World News)

Washington Post World NewsAug 18, 2018
Trump increasingly focuses his ire on China
After 18 months of treating North Korea as the top national security threat, the president is taking a more confrontational approach with Beijing that experts said shows a risky shift in U.S. policy.

Washington Post World NewsAug 18, 2018
The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death
The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local)

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on (Washington Post World News) - Comment & AnalysisAug 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, UN leader in difficult times, 1938-2018
‘Secular monk' stung by failures in Rwanda and Bosnia who never stopped working for peace

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 18, 2018
‘A Wound to the Heart of Genoa': Italy Buries Victims of Bridge Collapse
The country declared a day of national mourning as it struggled to come to terms with a tragedy that critics say could have been avoided.

BBC News Front Page | WorldAug 18, 2018
Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith settles for second in women's 200m
Dina Asher-Smith could not continue her winning form from the European Championships, finishing second in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

NPR Topics: NewsAug 18, 2018
Report Says Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years
A law firm found sexual abuse by seven now-former staffers against 16 students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

WSJ World NewsAug 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Dies at 80
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died at age 80.

NPR Headline NewsAug 18, 2018
The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World
President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.

MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 18, 2018
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan dies at 80
"Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good... In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations," said current U.N. chief António Guterres.

MSNBC Int'l NewsAug 18, 2018
Man held in car-ram incident in London charged with attempted murder
No one died in the incident, but three people were injured. Police said the suspect also drove towards police before crashing into barriers.

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder (ABC News)

Int'l Herald TribuneAug 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world's conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.

Former UN secretary-general Annan dies, aged 80 ( - Europe)

CBC Top StoriesAug 18, 2018
Regimental funeral for 2 slain Fredericton police officers to be held today
A regimental funeral for two Fredericton police officers - one a 20-year veteran with four children, the other a constable and mother of three - will be held today in the New Brunswick capital, just over a week after a shooting that also claimed the lives of two civilians.

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