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Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers
- April 19, 2019

The workers don't know how the dog ended up in the water so far from the coast, speculating that he may have fallen from a boat, Payalaw said. Cold and shivering, the plucky canine was nicknamed Boonrod by his rescuers - Thai for " survivor from karma". (more...)
Americans, frequent visitors to Notre-Dame, begin fundraising efforts Americans, frequent visitors to Notre-Dame, begin fundraising efforts
- April 19, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 12th Century cathedral describing the incident as a "terrible tragedy". The French president pledged to rebuild a cathedral that he called "a part of us", and appealed for national and global help to do so. (more...)
Severe weather possible Thursday Severe weather possible Thursday
- April 19, 2019

A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is posted for areas north of I-12 until 10pm. Timing is always a challenge, especially in the afternoon and evening hours with an approaching squall line of storms. Strong storms covered much of Louisiana. This line will be capable of widespread damaging wind gusts and possibly embedded tornadoes. With strong winds and diffluence aloft, a strong low-level jet, deep moisture, and some instability, these factors will increase the wind shear and dynamics, allowing for the ... (more...)
Oil Industry Relieved After Major Conservative Win In Alberta Oil Industry Relieved After Major Conservative Win In Alberta
- April 18, 2019

However, he acknowledged in a statement that the United Conservative Party faces a "formidable task" to create the conditions that will allow the oil and gas sector in Western Canada to thrive again after years of hard times. In his victory speech on Tuesday night, Jason Kenney repeated his promise that he will fight back against USA -funded groups that he accuses of economic sabotage by preventing Alberta from exporting oil in any direction but south. (more...)
Former Massachusetts governor Weld launches GOP primary bid Former Massachusetts governor Weld launches GOP primary bid
- April 18, 2019

Welds chances are likely to get bad: According to surveys by the opinion research Institute Gallup Trump enjoys among supporters of the Republicans for months, the consent values on the order of 90 percent. Sitting presidents do not usually face internal challengers, and only a few have ever been denied renomination by their party. Trump's campaign raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, it said on Sunday, far outpacing the sums raised by individual Democratic candidates ... (more...)
Andy Barr calls on Congresswoman Alexandria Osasio-Cortez to apologize Andy Barr calls on Congresswoman Alexandria Osasio-Cortez to apologize
- April 17, 2019

Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggesting cuts to USA funding to Israel and the debate over efforts to improve US border security. Ilhan Omar , a Minnesota Democrat, whom Republican critics have accused of belittling the September 11 terrorist attacks. "We recommend she engage with Dem leaders Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, & Ted Deutch before contemplating the future of USA military aid to Israel", the group said. (more...)
500,000 People Impacted As Extinction Rebellion Activists Close Roads Across London 500,000 People Impacted As Extinction Rebellion Activists Close Roads Across London
- April 17, 2019

On Monday police confirmed that 122 protesters had been arrested over the previous 24 hours, mostly on suspicion of blocking roads, but five of the arrests were for allegedly causing criminal damage to the London office of energy firm Shell. (more...)
Trump suggests Fox News censored MAGA supporters at Bernie Sanders town hall Trump suggests Fox News censored MAGA supporters at Bernie Sanders town hall
- April 17, 2019

Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, and he'd been promising to release his returns for several weeks. The CAP was founded by John Podesta, who later chaired Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign. (more...)
Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order
- April 17, 2019

ByteDance contended in front of the Supreme Court that the app is like any other social media platform, and singling out of TikTok is discriminatory and arbitrary and that the "disproportionate" ban has resulted in infringement of fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. (more...)
Boeing should rebrand 737 Max jet after deadly crashes, tweets Trump Boeing should rebrand 737 Max jet after deadly crashes, tweets Trump
- April 16, 2019

Approximately 115 flights a day will be canceled through August 19, representing about 1.5% of the airline's total daily flights, they said. American has previously said that all flights that were originally scheduled on a MAX plane will not be canceled, with some being substituted with other aircraft. (more...)
Man arrested after boy falls from balcony at United States shopping centre Man arrested after boy falls from balcony at United States shopping centre
- April 16, 2019

Bloomington Chief of Police, Jeff Potts , said: "Additional information from witnesses indicated the five-year-old might have been pushed or thrown". Potts said he couldn't give an update on the boy's status, except to say that he's being cared for at the hospital and that his parents are with him. (more...)
Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer
- April 16, 2019

Two far-left German MPs, Heike Hansel and Sevim Dagdelen of Die Linke, and a Spanish Green member of the European Parliament, Ana Miranda, had been due to meet their "friend" Assange in London's Ecuadoran embassy later on Monday. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno withdrew Assange's political asylum this week, opening the way for his seizure by British police. "I'm a friend of Julian Assange ". (more...)
DOJ: Mueller Report Likely to Be Released Thursday DOJ: Mueller Report Likely to Be Released Thursday
- April 16, 2019

Barr stepped on his own announcement that the redacted report would likely be out some day this week when he told a Senate committee he believes the Department of Justice, under the previous administration, spied on Donald Trump's campaign. (more...)
Kentucky Rep.: AOC Must Apologize to Crenshaw Before Coal Mine Visit Kentucky Rep.: AOC Must Apologize to Crenshaw Before Coal Mine Visit
- April 16, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez then shared her truth. Stepping into the dustup, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind nearly ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Dan Crenshaw to "do something" about terrorism. The New York Post denounced Omar on their cover on Thursday, which featured an image of the Twin Towers ablaze after the planes hit with the words "Here's Your Something". (more...)
Democrats demand Trump tax returns by April 23 Democrats demand Trump tax returns by April 23
- April 16, 2019

But Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said sanctuary cities showed contempt for the law, though he didn't know whether there were any legal concerns with transporting migrants to the locales. "I will follow the law", Mnuchin told the cable network, adding that he would also review related "constitutional issues" carefully. Oakland Mayor Libby Shaaf responded to Trump with a tweet saying, "It's time to stop fanning hate and division". (more...)
Student Dies After Tripping, Falling From Tower At Fordham University Student Dies After Tripping, Falling From Tower At Fordham University
- April 16, 2019

Students were then told they needed to take a photo outside one of the top windows with against the skyline. Another student, Anne, told the New York Post: "I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened". "There's the three things you have to do at Fordham", said Lili Huang, a 21-year-old, told the Times . School officials confirmed the letter to The Post . (more...)
London police open fire after vehicle rams Ukrainian ambassador’s auto London police open fire after vehicle rams Ukrainian ambassador’s auto
- April 15, 2019

As the spokesman explained, a person inside the auto that rammed into the diplomat's vehicle posed a threat and thus police had to open fire. When they arrived, the silver Mercedes was said to have been driven at police officers and collided with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian embassy. (more...)
Second Brexit referendum vote could happen, says Hammond Second Brexit referendum vote could happen, says Hammond
- April 14, 2019

Farage said he did not want to be a part of a party that promoted "violence, criminal records and thuggery". She urged members of Parliament to take stock and "reflect" over a 10-day Easter break that starts Friday. May was addressing lawmakers just hours after returning from a special summit in Brussels at which the other 27 European Union leaders delayed Britain's scheduled departure from the bloc from this Friday to October 31. (more...)
Sudan coup: Military reaches out to protesters Sudan coup: Military reaches out to protesters
- April 14, 2019

Burhan now has the tough task of persuading the tens of thousands of protesters who remain on the streets that he is not just another general from the Bashir regime but is genuinely committed to civilian-led reform. The leader was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) after allegations of genocide in Sudan's Darfur region surfaced. Bashir's fall came after months of unrest in Sudan that was sparked in December over rising prices. (more...)
Army of lawyers prepares for Assange extradition battle Army of lawyers prepares for Assange extradition battle
- April 14, 2019

He sought refuge in the Knightsbridge embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges. With Assange facing extradition proceedings and up to five years in federal prison on the United States computer hacking charge, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the UK should resist handing him over. (more...)
Who Is Ola Bini? Swedish Developer Who Visited Assange Arrested In Ecuador Who Is Ola Bini? Swedish Developer Who Visited Assange Arrested In Ecuador
- April 14, 2019

The WikiLeaks co-founder was dramatically arrested on Thursday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he had been holed up for nearly seven years. "I don't think politicians should be saying he should or should not be. extradited", he said. A spokesman for the Swedish Prosecution Authority said they were following the news of Assange's arrest. (more...)
Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump enflames problem Democrats prepare border bills, say Trump enflames problem
- April 12, 2019

Trump's false claim that child separations were carried out by the Obama administration has been frequently refuted . It would create centers in Central America where asylum applications could be processed and provide aid to reduce poverty and violence in the region so fewer people would flee. (more...)
Lok Sabha 2019: With 2.97 crore voters, Telangana all set to vote Lok Sabha 2019: With 2.97 crore voters, Telangana all set to vote
- April 12, 2019

Odisha will see the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections simultaneously during the upcoming polls. There are a total of 543 Lok Sabha seats in all and polling for all the seats will be held in seven phases - April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. (more...)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-Election despite Pending Criminal Indictment Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-Election despite Pending Criminal Indictment
- April 12, 2019

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Twitter he would begin meeting next week with political parties that won parliamentary seats to hear who they support for the top job. Exit polls all projected the iconic Labor party, which ruled the country for its first 30 years, tumbling to single digits in the parliament. Mr Netanyahu faced further criticism on election day when members of his Likud party brought small cameras into polling stations in Arab areas. (more...)
Boeing records zero new MAX orders following global groundings Boeing records zero new MAX orders following global groundings
- April 12, 2019

The company's stock has fallen $34 billion since the crash in Ethiopia last month in which 157 people died despite the pilots onboard following the relevant procedures to prevent the crash. Deliveries are financially important to plane makers because that's when airlines pay most of the money. The downgrade followed Boeing's announcement on April 3 that it was planning to cut the production of 737 Max jets to 42 a month from 52, starting in mid-April. (more...)
British PM asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30 British PM asks European Union to delay Brexit until June 30
- April 11, 2019

Mrs May has already obtained one extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process, postponing the date of Brexit from March 29 to April 12. The British Prime Minister has warned her cross-party talks with Labour on Brexit will mean "compromise on both sides". (more...)
Found, Alive, in Woman's Eye: 4 Bees Found, Alive, in Woman's Eye: 4 Bees
- April 11, 2019

Asia One reports that the doctors managed to extract all the four bees from her eye socket. Presuming it was soil, she washed it out with water but by night it had begun to swell up and she felt a sharp stinging pain under her eyelid. When a gust of wind blew into her eyes she assumed it was dirt that had entered, she told reporters. "I grabbed the leg and very slowly took one out, then I saw another one, and another and another". (more...)
Barr: I need to explore spying on the Trump campaign Barr: I need to explore spying on the Trump campaign
- April 11, 2019

Barr said he wasn't opening a broad investigation into the FBI - vouching for the bureau and current Director Christopher Wray - but added that "there was probably a failure by a group of leaders there at the upper echelon". The question is, was it was adequately predicated? Barr said he can't do that, but did promise senators more access to the investigation when it comes to the grand jury material. (more...)
Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Report to Made Public 'Within the Week' Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Report to Made Public 'Within the Week'
- April 11, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey , D, challenged the Attorney-General on how he could have synthesised the almost 400-page Mueller report into a four-page document so quickly, surmising "your mind must have already been made up". (more...)
Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology
- April 10, 2019

The Boeing-made Max jets have been grounded in the USA and elsewhere since mid-March, following two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The scale-down was not given an end date, as 737 Max planes remain grounded across the globe after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in March. (more...)
India's BJP releases manifesto ahead of upcoming elections India's BJP releases manifesto ahead of upcoming elections
- April 10, 2019

While PM Modi has been leading the BJP charge all over the country this election season, he has been scathing in his criticism of rival parties in Karnataka in particular. The national elections will see close to 900 million voters cast their ballots in almost a million polling booths - the world's biggest ever democratic exercise. (more...)
Protesters Interrupt Trump Speech to Republican Jewish Coalition Protesters Interrupt Trump Speech to Republican Jewish Coalition
- April 09, 2019

He mentioned Rep. Ilhan Omar , D-Minn, has suggested that politicians who support Israel are financially motivated and that pro-Israel groups advocate for "allegiance to a foreign country". In the video of the event, Trump clearly makes reference to Netanyahu as "your prime minister" toward Jewish Republicans . The agreement was fiercely opposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who has cheered as Trump re-imposed stringent new sanctions on the country that Israel regards as an ... (more...)
Trump orders firing of Secret Service chief Trump orders firing of Secret Service chief
- April 09, 2019

Trump has reportedly become "unhinged" as large numbers of migrants have been approaching the United States border in an effort to claim asylum in the country. Trump, seeking re-election in 2020, has taken a hard line towards immigration since becoming president in January 2017, and the issue may be a central theme in next year's election. (more...)
17-foot-long female python caught using male pythons; picture goes viral 17-foot-long female python caught using male pythons; picture goes viral
- April 09, 2019

Officials attribute her capture to research regarding a new approach to finding pythons. Researchers have captured what they are calling the largest python to ever be removed from the Big Cypress National Preserve . The pythons, which can grow to more than 20 feet in their native habitat in Southeast Asia, are one of the most problematic invaders of Florida's sprawling Everglades wetlands. (more...)
Iran designates USA military a terrorist organization Iran designates USA military a terrorist organization
- April 09, 2019

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran, on September 22, 2018. The IRGC designation was warmly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who is up for reelection on Tuesday and who tweeted " Thank you, my dear friend , U.S. (more...)
Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Some Things May Need To Be Redacted’ From Mueller Report Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Some Things May Need To Be Redacted’ From Mueller Report
- April 08, 2019

This comes after Trump on Thursday accused The Times of not having any "legitimate sources". "If we give the Democrats all 400 pages unredacted that's not going to be the end of the inquiry", Mulvaney said. Congressional Democrats have indicated they will fight those redactions in court if the subpoena is ignored. We have an obligation to read the full report, and the Department of Justice has an obligation to provide it, in its entirely, without delay. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank Israel's Netanyahu says he plans to annex settlements in West Bank
- April 08, 2019

The United States broke with decades of worldwide consensus last month by recognising Israeli "sovereignty" over the occupied Golan Heights, territory Israel captured from Syria. But Netanyahu trailed his main challenger, Benny Gantz, a former army chief of staff, in final polls of the campaign published Friday. The Israeli prime minister was asked if he was familiar with the details of the US plan, replying he knew "what should be in it". (more...)
Kirstjen Nielsen Out As DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out As DHS Secretary
- April 08, 2019

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan during a press conference in Washington on October 29, 2018. Mr McAleenan is a longtime border official who is well-respected by members of Congress and within the administration. (more...)
Judge Orders Mental Health Tests for Accused Mosque Shooter Judge Orders Mental Health Tests for Accused Mosque Shooter
- April 08, 2019

If convicted, Tarrant will be sentenced with life imprisonment without parole, and a confirmation that he is one among the deadliest white-nationalist-inspired mass murderers in recent years. But Mander said the mental assessment was "an entirely normal, regular step to be taken at this stage of the process". During the scheduled court hearing, media photographs won't be allowed and reporting on the proceedings will be severely restricted under New Zealand law. (more...)
Trump searches for border fix, eyes personnel changes Trump searches for border fix, eyes personnel changes
- April 08, 2019

Barriers that mostly predate Trump's presidency, ranging from 18-foot-tall iron fencing to makeshift vehicle obstacles and barbed wire, span 654 miles of the almost-2,000-mile US-Mexico border, mostly in California, Arizona and New Mexico . (more...)
#Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June #Brexit - UK asks European Union for further extension until 30 June
- April 07, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has thus far seemed cagey about giving Britain more time, saying the bloc can not be held hostage by Britain's political deadlock over Brexit . Nigel Adams, a former minister who quit last week over May's decision to hold talks on Brexit with Jeremy Corbyn , said: "Over 170 Conservative MPs including cabinet ministers signed a letter to the PM last week urging her to ensure the United Kingdom does not take part in the European elections ". (more...)
Mar-a-Lago Arrest Raises Espionage, Security Concerns Mar-a-Lago Arrest Raises Espionage, Security Concerns
- April 07, 2019

The complaint said Zhang approached the club midday, said she was going to the pool and provided two Chinese passports to a Secret Service agent. As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the Mar-a-Lago parking lot. (more...)
Australian arrested over New Zealand shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges Australian arrested over New Zealand shooting massacre to face 50 murder charges
- April 07, 2019

An Australian white supremacist accused of massacres at two mosques in New Zealand will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges. Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant . (more...)
Trump wants Russian Federation and China to Invest extra in Peace Trump wants Russian Federation and China to Invest extra in Peace
- April 07, 2019

United States officials demand that any agreement have teeth and Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, has said tariffs offer crucial leverage should Beijing backslide on its commitments. Liu, who took part in talks this week in Washington , said the two sides had "reached new consensus on such important issues as the text" of a trade agreement, according to Xinhua. (more...)
DNA Tests Revealed Ohio Man Is Not Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen DNA Tests Revealed Ohio Man Is Not Missing Child Timmothy Pitzen
- April 06, 2019

The FBI announced the charges Friday ahead of a news conference . He repeatedly lied to federal authorities about who he was - until he was confronted with the DNA results, Glassman said. Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, was arrested and taken to a Cincinnati jail Thursday after a DNA test proved he was not Timmothy Pitzen - the missing boy - despite making claims that he was in fact the boy. (more...)
Guaido stripped of immunity from arrest Guaido stripped of immunity from arrest
- April 06, 2019

Venezuelan Constituent Assembly has approved continuation of proceedings against the country's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó. "This is not even persecution - this is inquisition ", said Gauido, who recognizes neither the court nor the Constituent Assembly. Guaido, the leader of Venezuela's National Assembly, was charged with violating a travel ban imposed on him for visiting Colombia. (more...)
First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released First preliminary report of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 released
- April 06, 2019

The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that "Blinded by its greed, Boeing haphazardly rushed the 737 Max 8 to market, with the knowledge and tacit approval of the United States Federal Aviation Administration ... Separately, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters that US investigators were given the raw data from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 as soon as it was read in France last month. (more...)
Assange to be ejected from Ecuadorean embassy - Security - Strategy Assange to be ejected from Ecuadorean embassy - Security - Strategy
- April 06, 2019

Moreno accused WikiLeaks of intercepting phone calls and private conversations as well as "photos of my bedroom, what I eat, and how my wife and daughters and friends dance". Ecuador previous year established new rules for Assange's behavior while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat. (more...)
Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech Joe Biden jokes about inappropriate touching during a speech
- April 06, 2019

Just browse Biden memes on Twitter and you'll find several shots of him these past several years cozying a little too close to Obama administration officials' wives, Congress members' daughters, etc. Whether they're women, men, young, old, it's the way I've always been and the way I've tried to show I care about them and I'm listening. The first woman to make allegations against Biden, former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores , tweeted on Friday afternoon that Biden's jokes at the IBEW ... (more...)
Electronic signatures confirm F-16 hit: IAF Electronic signatures confirm F-16 hit: IAF
- April 06, 2019

IAF sources said radio communication of Pakistan Air Force, intercepted by it, confirmed that one of the F-16s that attacked India on February 27 did not return to its base. The official said, "All aircraft were present and accounted for". In the heat of the combat, he may have believed that he downed the Pakistani jet. (more...)