Thursday's seismic event follows a 6.9 magnitude quake Sunday that flattened homes and stranded thousands on Lombok's northern coast and the nearby Gili Islands. The Red Cross said it was focusing relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people who are yet to receive any assistance. "There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok", Nugroho tweeted Thursday.
Geo News reported that President Mamnoon Hussain has chose to postpone his visit to Scotland in order to administer the oath to the next prime minister.Mamnoon was scheduled to visit Edinburgh from August 16 to August 19. The alliance is, though, not in a position to win any of the coveted seats in the House because of its low numerical strength. And the outgoing speaker will take oath from the newly elected speaker and hand the charge of the house over to him.
Earlier Friday, Trump announced a doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkish imports - days after a Turkish delegation returned from Washington with no progress on the detention of pastor Brunson. In a Friday opinion piece for the New York Times , though, he used a milder tone to restore ties before it is too late, reminding of long-standing relations the U.S.
Zimbabwe's constitution allows a presidential candidate to legally challenge electoral results within seven days of a victor being declared. The court has 14 days to rule. The election passed off relatively smoothly but its aftermath revealed the deep rifts in Zimbabwean society. On August 1, soldiers opened fire on MDC protesters, killing six people and sparking an global outcry.
Thursday's plan , which requires authorization and funding from Congress , would develop forces to defend satellites from attack and other space-related tasks. One possible benefit of such a service branch, she said, might be greater emphasis on basic and applied research that could help drive new discoveries.
On board the Delta IV Heavy rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on its first mission to the sun . The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface".