Steve Bannon Leaves White House Advising Position

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Bannon’s departure on Aug. 18. The New York Times reports U.S. President Donald Trump told senior aides he had fired Bannon. However, the Times says a person close to Bannon said Bannon resigned … Continued

Endangered Rhino Back in Nepal After Rescue

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A two-and-half-year-old rhino is back in its home country of Nepal after a harrowing experience. The endangered one-horned rhino was rescued after flood waters swept her into India. The rhino ended up in the Indian village of Bagah, which is more than 25 miles from her home in Nepal’s Chitwan National … Continued

Cheese Fest Finds Itself in a Meltdown

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A traveling U.K. festival, simply known as Cheese Fest, left cheese lovers in dis-brie-lief by quickly running out of cheese on its first day in Brighton. The festival that refers to itself as a “spectacular of cheese” left a bad taste in festivalgoers’ mouths Aug. 12. A promotional video on the … Continued

US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A U.S. service member was killed and others were wounded by a blast while clearing a building in eastern Afghanistan. On Aug. 16, a 12-member team of the Utah National Guard was clearing a building alongside the Afghan army when the “booby-trapped” structure exploded. Twenty-seven-year-old Aaron Butler was killed and … Continued

UK Parliament Under Fire for Plans to Silence London’s Big Ben

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.K’s parliament is being criticized, after announcing Big Ben will be silenced for four years while renovations take place. The bell, inside the famous clock at the Palace of Westminster, has marked the hour in central London for the last 157 years. But starting Monday, Aug. 21, Big Ben will stop … Continued

Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Rises

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of landslides in Sierra Leone. Part of a hill collapsed after heavy rains in the capital Freetown on Monday, Aug. 14, burying houses and people beneath streams of mud and water. The government and aid workers have been recovering bodies from affected … Continued

US Army Helicopter Crashes, 5 Missing

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a training exercise off the coast of Hawaii, leaving five soldiers missing. The two pilots and three crew members on board went missing when their helicopter lost communication with another Black Hawk at roughly 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. Rescuers swiftly began scouring a … Continued

Georgia Seeks Ex-President’s Extradition From Ukraine

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The country of Georgia has requested former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s extradition from Ukraine. Saakashvili was president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013 and then governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region from 2015 to 2016. He resigned as governor amid a falling-out with his former political ally, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Then last … Continued

Indian Animation Mocks Chinese President

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — After Chinese state media posted a video depicting Indians that many called racist, India Today has released an animation mocking Chinese President Xi Jinping. China’s video called out India for a border dispute and featured cutaways to a man wearing a turban and fake beard mimicking an Indian accent. In India … Continued

Deadly Grenade Attacks Strike Burundian Capital

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Twin grenade attacks in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura have resulted in more than two dozen casualties. A police spokesman told journalists, two bars in the Buyenzi Quarter were struck by seemingly coordinated attacks on Thursday night, Aug. 17. One person died at the scene while 30 others were rushed to … Continued