World News in Brief: August 10, 2018

Friday, 2018-08-10 11:39:30
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The Vietnam- Laos technology transfer forum (Vietnam- Laos TechConnect 2018) kicked off in Vientiane, Laos, on August 9.

* The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said air strikes on August 9 killed dozens of people traveling on a bus through a market, in Yemen's Saada province. Meanwhile, Houthi rebels accused Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes of killing at least 39 and causing injuries to 51.

* According to US prosecutors' documents, a man arrested after children were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico, who were training to commit school shootings.

*Indonesia's President Joko Widodo announced that he will formally register as a candidate in a 2019 presidential election.

* Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co have submitted reports to Japan's transport ministry that they conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles, the ministry said on August 9.

*Myanmar has opened two new international border check points with India at Tamu and Reedhorda to facilitate travel on both sides, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.

* Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired by Yemen's Al Houthi rebels on Wednesday, with debris killing a Yemeni man and wounding 11 others.

* Shanshan typhoon slowly moved northward off the Pacific coast of Japan on Thursday, with the weather agency warning of heavy rain and high waves in the eastern and northeastern regions.

* Britain has witnessed the growth of e-commerce as growing list of retailers have announced major cutbacks and shop closures during the past three months.

* Boris Johnson faces mounting criticism for comments he made about Muslim women wearing burkas, with the chairman of the Conservative Party calling on him to apologise.

* Venezuela's Foreign Minister said that he presented evidence related to failed attempt on the life of President Nicolas Maduro to US diplomat in Caracas while asking the cooperation from Washington to extradite related suspects in the US to Venezuela.

* The Supreme Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal Justice of Mexico (TEPJF) delivered a certificate of vote majority to president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the 2018-2024 period.

* The Supreme Justice Tribunal (TSJ) of Venezuela ordered the arrest of opposition leader and former National Assembly (AN) President Julio Borges on Wednesday, accusing him of involving in the attempted murder of President Nicolas Maduro.

* Republican US Rep. Christopher Collins of New York, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information.

*A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras.

* Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and five others injured in an overnight attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's central province of Salahudin.

* Nine people died early on Thursday when a boat carrying migrants sank off the western coast of Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said. Four people were rescued.

* The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that global growth is under serious threat as the risk of protectionism and the threat of higher US tariffs sap confidence.