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This is an air quality alert for August 15, 2018, from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Lu didn't know of any scientific data comparing inhaling high levels of PM2.5 to smoking cigarettes but he said there is a new app that does just that.
  • Erdogan warns of campaign against Turkey as lira plummets

    Erdogan warns of campaign against Turkey as lira plummets

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    Trump last month threatened to slap "large sanctions" on Turkey if it did not release American pastor Andrew Brunson , who faces charges of espionage for allegedly supporting a failed coup attempt in 2016. Mr Erdogan also wrote in the New York Times that unless the USA changed course, Turkey would look for new friends and allies. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Friday, Erdogan criticized the tensions with the USA, saying a "failure to reverse this trend of ...
  • Omarosa Releases New Tape Of Trump Appearing Unaware She Was Fired

    Omarosa Releases New Tape Of Trump Appearing Unaware She Was Fired

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    The recording of Kelly in the situation room could prove problematic for Omarosa , as she may breached security protocol, the Post notes. Manigault told NBC host Chuck Todd that she took that as a threat. "There's a lot of very corrupt things happening in the White House , and I am going to blow the whistle on a lot of this", Manigault Newman said. "The president also said he realize it's "'not presidential'" to slam her on Twitter , but said Twitter is a modern form of ...
  • Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti arrested at border

    Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti arrested at border

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    Analysts say that the legal challenge has little chance of success given the courts' historic tilt towards ZANU-PF, which has ruled since independence from British colonial rule in 1980. The aftermath of the election has been marred by allegations of a crackdown on opposition members, including beatings and arrests. It said it had received numerous complaints of intimidation, often by men in military uniform, of voters thought to have backed the opposition.
  • Man Accused Of Setting Holy Fire In California Makes Bizarre Court Appearance

    Man Accused Of Setting Holy Fire In California Makes Bizarre Court Appearance

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    A spokesperson for the incident management team said the fire grew close to El Cariso Village up on the hill above Lake Elsinore but it had not crossed the Ortega Highway, SR 74. So far, five firefighters have sustained injuries battling the blaze. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the area on Thursday, freeing up additional resources to battle the blaze.
  • Suicidal worker steals, crashes passenger plane

    Suicidal worker steals, crashes passenger plane

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    Sea-Tac Airport was put on an immediate ground stop once the plane took off. Just after 10pm Pacific, Horizon parent company Alaska Airlines tweeted confirmation that " a Horizon Air Q400 that had an unauthorized takeoff from SeaTac around 8pm has gone down near Ketron Island in Pierce County, WA".
  • Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen

    Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen

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    Among the dead were children on a school bus that had been traveling through Dahyan Market, located in Yemen's Saada province, at the time of the attack . Most of the images of the children hit by this airstrike are so gruesome the broadcasting rules don't allow us to show them - but a warning, the report still contains distressing images.
  • Saudi Arabia to suspend Toronto flights as spat with Canada continues

    Saudi Arabia to suspend Toronto flights as spat with Canada continues

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    The latest arrests come weeks after more than a dozen women's rights campaigners were detained and accused of undermining national security and collaborating with enemies of the state. The Saudis have also threatened to exclude Canadian companies from participation in the lucrative Vision 2030 programme, where the kingdom is spending hundreds of billions of dollars to modernise its economy.
  • North Korea chides USA for pressing sanctions

    North Korea chides USA for pressing sanctions

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    North Korea appears to continue dismantling a rocket launching site, a USA think tank said, based on satellite images. "We continue to have conversations with the government", she added. "They have to understand that the global community still expects them to denuclearize and so we're willing to wait if they want to wait, but we're not willing to wait for too long", said Haley, who has pushed through three United Nations sanctions packages since arriving at the world body 18 months ago.
  • Saudi Arabia Appears To Be Trying To Tank Canadian Asset Prices

    Saudi Arabia Appears To Be Trying To Tank Canadian Asset Prices

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    Annual Saudi-Canadian trade hovers around $4bn. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently went on a global tour touting proposed economic reforms and promoting his vision for the kingdom as "the next Europe". "We have very strong trading relationships around the world", he said. That will remove an estimated $2 billion in investment from Canada. "The matter is not about human rights; it is a matter of national security", the minister said.