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Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Killing 140 Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Killing 140
- March 19, 2019

Filipe Nyusi said Cyclone Idai had caused mass devastation and predicted the current death toll of 84 would rise enormously. "This is a real humanitarian disaster", he said. - Martin Strand (@maartinstrand) March 18, 2019 Insane Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe , Mozambique, all of Southern Africa . A deserted shop in the devastated Mozambican city of Beira has become a place of refuge for dozens of families displaced by a deadly cyclone, which has caused flooding and rendered many areas ... (more...)
Lombok quake: Remains of two Malaysians to be flown back today Lombok quake: Remains of two Malaysians to be flown back today
- March 19, 2019

He said rescuers managed to evacuate 22 Malaysians and 14 Indonesians from the waterfall site, and 50 others - mostly local surveyors from government institutions, the military and the police - from the mountainous area. He said the injured Malaysians had been taken to the hospital and the ministry was in touch with the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta. The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency and the North Lombok Health Agency dispatched four ambulances to the scene, as well as medical and ... (more...)
Heroes of Christchurch attack Heroes of Christchurch attack
- March 19, 2019

He said the gunman was cursing at him and yelled that he was going to kill them all. "I've been to a lot of countries and this is one of the handsome ones", he said, adding that he had always thought New Zealand was peaceful. More stories of heroes came to light as investigators pieced together the incident. Footage from the attack also shows at least one worshipper at the Noor Mosque, who was gunned down while trying to charge Tarrant during his rampage. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Unfavorable’ Rating Jumps 15 Points Two Months Into Term Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Unfavorable’ Rating Jumps 15 Points Two Months Into Term
- March 19, 2019

After her victory a year ago, Ocasio-Cortez has floated several radical proposals, including raising taxes on wealthy Americans to 70 percent. Gallup further noted that Ocasio-Cortez's favorable rating was "underwater" among the majority of groups and was only viewed as favorable among 56% of Democrats. (more...)
Erdogan 'Strongly Condemns' New Zealand Mosque Killings Erdogan 'Strongly Condemns' New Zealand Mosque Killings
- March 19, 2019

An emotional appeal by New Zealand's highest ranking Muslim police officer at a vigil for the Christchurch terror attack victims has gone viral. "Anything of that nature that misrepresents this country, given that this was a non-New Zealand citizen, imperils the future and safety of the New Zealand people and our people overseas, and that is totally unfair", Peters said. (more...)
Aberdeen man living in New Zealand describes ‘horrific’ aftermath of Christchurch attack Aberdeen man living in New Zealand describes ‘horrific’ aftermath of Christchurch attack
- March 17, 2019

Khan, Sahib, Ali and Faria Shah, the women's chapter's youth leader, all said they have never experienced any hostility in their neighbourhood, which includes a wide range of ethnicities. Ardern suggested Tarrant's acquisition of five such firearms indicates more gun control is needed. A few hundred demonstrators have protested the New Zealand mosque shootings outside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia - a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum. (more...)
Muslim community in Indianapolis reacts to mass shootings at New Zealand mosques Muslim community in Indianapolis reacts to mass shootings at New Zealand mosques
- March 17, 2019

Police on Friday stepped up security around mosques across New York State in wake of the mass shootings that killed almost 50 people in New Zealand. It must have been an automatic - no one could pull a trigger that quick", the man, who did not wish to be named, told AFP. "Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice". (more...)
Varadkar: DUP do not want no-deal Brexit Varadkar: DUP do not want no-deal Brexit
- March 17, 2019

What many Brexiteers and the DUP are looking for is more political cover if they support May. "Only this week, YouGov reported that 46 percent oppose the deal, while only 22 percent are in favour". That would then have to be passed by both the Commons and the Lords before March 29 to avoid a No Deal Brexit . "You don't just have a short, technical extension to our membership of the European Union, you nearly certainly need a significantly longer one to find a time for parliament to come ... (more...)
Special Counsel Will Lose Top Official Amid Reports the Probe Is Ending Special Counsel Will Lose Top Official Amid Reports the Probe Is Ending
- March 17, 2019

The special counsel's office has been busy with the probe since May 2017, investigating claims about the Trump's campaign colluding with Russian Federation and unlawfully attempting to obstruct the inquiry. At the same time, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe there should be a public report on what Mueller finds. The letter asked for a public release of the Mueller report and that the attorney general provide to Congress any information in the report that can not be publicly ... (more...)
Lisa Page Admitted Obama DOJ Ordered Stand-Down on Hillary Prosecution Lisa Page Admitted Obama DOJ Ordered Stand-Down on Hillary Prosecution
- March 16, 2019

Strzok was a lead investigator in the Clinton email probe. Strzok was removed in 2017 from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of the messages with attorney Lisa Page . Days later, Clinton was let off for repeatedly mishandling top secret, classified information. Page makes clear in her testimony that Justice Department officials "did not feel they could sustain a charge" against Clinton, but that "nobody had a closed mind". (more...)
US Senate approves resolution to end military involvement in Yemen US Senate approves resolution to end military involvement in Yemen
- March 16, 2019

The resolution requires the president to withdraw any U-S troops in or affecting Yemen within 30 days. Lawmakers from both parties are not only opposed to the bloodshed in Yemen, but also upset over what they see as Trump's tepid response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. (more...)
President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration
- March 16, 2019

The veto would be the first of Trump's presidency. Before the Senate voted on terminating Trump's national emergency, he told reporters, "I'll probably have to veto it", and predicted his veto wouldn't be overturned by Congress. The president made a border wall a central promise of his 2016 campaign for the White House. Ahead of the voting, Trump framed the issue as with-him-or-against-him on border security, a powerful argument with many. (more...)
B.C. students join global school walkout for climate action B.C. students join global school walkout for climate action
- March 16, 2019

Schoolchildren take part in a student climate protest on March 15, 2019 in London, England. Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette said he wouldn't be able to participate but that channels of communication with organizers are open. (more...)
Bangladesh team escape in New Zealand mosque shooting; six killed Bangladesh team escape in New Zealand mosque shooting; six killed
- March 16, 2019

Bangladesh's strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayen said the players were shaken up. Police say they have one person in custody but are unsure if there are other people. The Masjid Al Noor in central Christchurch was filled with worshippers, when the attack happened, as was a second mosque in Linwood. Soon after the attack, the New Zealand cricket body announced that the scheduled cricket match, which was to take place at the Hagle Oval, not very far from the site of the ... (more...)
Garuda reconsiders order of 49 MAX airplanes from Boeing Garuda reconsiders order of 49 MAX airplanes from Boeing
- March 16, 2019

Last October, 189 people died after another Boeing 737 Max jet operated by Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia . U.S. On Wednesday, President Trump reversed course and announced that all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes would be grounded. In a research note, Bank of America analyst Ronald Epstein said he sees a "definitive time line" for the fixes after the investigation into the latest crash is finished. (more...)
Fix responsibility for bridge collapse by Friday evening: Maharashtra CM Fix responsibility for bridge collapse by Friday evening: Maharashtra CM
- March 16, 2019

The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge. "Why was it not closed until the work was completed, it'll also be probed", he said. Injured persons have been shifted to Gokuldas Tejpal (GT), St George and LTMG hospital at Sion. (more...)
No bodies, only small remains recovered from Ethiopia Airlines crash site -spokesman No bodies, only small remains recovered from Ethiopia Airlines crash site -spokesman
- March 15, 2019

The National Transportation Safety Board, considered one of the world's foremost investigative aviation agencies , wanted its experts to analyze the black boxes , but Ethiopian authorities want another country to do it, fearing American analysts may be influenced by the fact Boeing is a major US company. (more...)
Gov. Gavin Newsom Halts Executions In California, Calls Death Penalty 'A Failure' Gov. Gavin Newsom Halts Executions In California, Calls Death Penalty 'A Failure'
- March 15, 2019

He also supports repealing the death penalty . The move has been... Prosecutors, lawyers, death penalty opponents, family members of victims killed by death row inmates -all had strong reactions to Newsom halting the state's capital punishment apparatus. (more...)
How did my MP vote on Brexit delay? How did my MP vote on Brexit delay?
- March 15, 2019

Trump said he is "surprised" at how poorly the Brexit negotiations have gone, noting he gave May ideas on how to proceed through the talks but said she rejected the proposals. "I think they are probably going to have to do something because right now they are in the midst of a very short period of time - the end of the month - and they are not going to be able to do that". (more...)
LAGOS: School children, many others feared killed as 3-storey building collapses LAGOS: School children, many others feared killed as 3-storey building collapses
- March 15, 2019

The governor added that numerous structures in the area would be demolished as they are not structurally fit. A visit by the News Agency of Nigeria correspondent to the General Hospitals in Marina and Gbagada in Lagos, on Thursday, showed that some of the patients had been stabilised, while others were still being attended to. (more...)
Brazil, Mexico Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes After Fatal Crash Brazil, Mexico Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes After Fatal Crash
- March 15, 2019

The agency's order came after new information from the Ethiopian Airlines wreckage showed similarities with the October crash. Investigators are looking into what caused two crashes with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane in five months , one in Indonesia killing 189 people and another in Ethiopia killing 157 souls onboard on Sunday . (more...)
Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort apologizes, asks judge for leniency at hearing Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort apologizes, asks judge for leniency at hearing
- March 14, 2019

A federal judge had minutes earlier determined Manafort will spend a total of 7.5 years in federal prison for a decade's worth of financial and lobbying crimes and obstruction of justice. Adding to his legal woes, Manafort was also charged Wednesday with mortgage fraud, conspiracy and other counts in a new indictment in New York City. (more...)
Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration
- March 14, 2019

Another source present said many Republicans thought that Trump had been leaning toward taking the deal but that he told Lee Wednesday afternoon that Trump said he'd decided he wouldn't be able to support the bill. Res. 38, disapproving the rule submitted by the US Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (more...)
California governor suspends death penalty California governor suspends death penalty
- March 14, 2019

Newsom's executive order, in addition to the moratorium, would "withdraw the state's lethal injection protocol, and shut down the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison", according to Buzzfeed. President Donald Trump said Newsom was "defying voters" in halting the death penalty for "stone cold killers". This could create a challenge for Newsom, since his executive order would be denying the will of the California people. (more...)
United States warns Germany against using Huawei tech United States warns Germany against using Huawei tech
- March 13, 2019

US Ambassador Richard Grenell issued the warning in a letter to German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier dated Friday, the Journal reported. The Wall Street Journal noted Grenell's letter is the first time the USA government has expressly threatened repercussions for American allies that purchase Huawei equipment. (more...)
North Korea Refuses to Hold WHO Regional Session Due to Sanctions North Korea Refuses to Hold WHO Regional Session Due to Sanctions
- March 13, 2019

He said he's prepared to meet Kim Jong-un again. Analysis indicates increased activity at two key sites - the Samundong missile research facility and the Sohae rocket-testing facility. Q6 According to a report to the UN Security Council by a panel of worldwide experts, North Korea has found a chink in the armor of the sanctions placed on the regime. (more...)
Trump Budget Going Nowhere on Capitol Hill Trump Budget Going Nowhere on Capitol Hill
- March 12, 2019

President Trump's budget proposal for 2020 calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, a signal that the White House is not backing away from its demand that triggered a 35-day government shutdown . "We hope he learned his lesson", they said. The president's blueprint also requests $8.6 billion in border wall funding. "The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again", said the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi , and the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY. (more...)
Following California, Washington state lawmakers vote to make daylight saving time year-round Following California, Washington state lawmakers vote to make daylight saving time year-round
- March 11, 2019

It's time to abide by the old adage to spring forward - though it's not spring yet - and switch to daylight saving time . The European Commission put forward a proposal in 2018 to end the practice, and a private member's bill to eliminate daylight saving time in November 2019 is now before the Manitoba legislature. (more...)
Trudeau: Mistakes made in SNC-Lavalin affair, no rules broken Trudeau: Mistakes made in SNC-Lavalin affair, no rules broken
- March 11, 2019

According to testimony by his former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's first indigenous woman to hold that position, she was pressured by the government to drop criminal proceedings against the influential Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin engineering company for allegedly bribing Gaddafi-era officials in Libya and allow it to settle out of court through a so-called "deferred prosecution agreement" that was added to the criminal code a year ago through the efforts of its lobbyists. (more...)
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana To Go For Elections on 11th April Andhra Pradesh and Telangana To Go For Elections on 11th April
- March 11, 2019

Other factors included limited availability of central forces and the difficulty in arranging security for a large number of candidates in simultaneous polls. The CEC also informed that the Commission will be working closely with social media companies like Facebook , Google and Twitter to uphold the integrity of the elections. (more...)
Malaysia drops murder charge against Indonesian woman in Kim Jong Nam case Malaysia drops murder charge against Indonesian woman in Kim Jong Nam case
- March 11, 2019

An Indonesian woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother was released after the prosecutor withdrew the murder charge . At Shah Alam high court in Kuala Lumpur on Monday morning, the prosecution applied for a discharge not amounting to an acquittal for Siti, under section 254 of the criminal procedure, which was approved by the judge. (more...)
Trump Calls Democrats ‘Anti-Jewish’ for Bipartisan Resolution Trump Calls Democrats ‘Anti-Jewish’ for Bipartisan Resolution
- March 11, 2019

It is unclear whether the text will mention Rep. Ilan Omar (D-MN), whose latest anti-Jewish remarks prompted the House of Representatives to pass an anti-hate resolution Thursday. The vote on the resolution, which was delayed to include Latinos to its list of "traditionally persecuted peoples" targeted by white supremacists, was a reaction to the uproar caused by Minnesota freshman Rep. (more...)
Two More Daesh Brides Stripped of UK Citizenship Amid Begum’s Row Two More Daesh Brides Stripped of UK Citizenship Amid Begum’s Row
- March 11, 2019

Found in a refugee camp in February, an unrepentant Begum sparked a debate in Britain and other European capitals as to whether a teenager with a jihadist fighter's child should be left in a war zone to fend for herself. "Any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly", a spokesman added. But the spokesperson added the UK Foreign Office "has consistently advised against travel to Syria" since 2011. (more...)
Is North Korea preparing for a missile or satellite launch? Is North Korea preparing for a missile or satellite launch?
- March 10, 2019

US President Donald Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea was to resume weapons testing. Unless re-elected, Trump's term will end in January 2021. "It's a space launch facility and has been used to send satellites into space". Earlier on Tuesday, two US-based websites specialising in North Korea studies cited commercial satellite imagery as indicating that North Korea is rebuilding some structures at its northwestern rocket launch facility. (more...)
Baby of ‘British IS bride’ dead Baby of ‘British IS bride’ dead
- March 10, 2019

Ahmed Ali made the apology from a village in Bangladesh before he learned Begum's new baby has died in Syria after her citizenship was revoked by the British Government. Her request sparked national debate in Britain about what the government owed the young woman, who willingly joined the group as a minor and in media interviews seemed to show little remorse, even as she begged to be let back home. (more...)
India returns key diplomat to Pakistan as tensions ease India returns key diplomat to Pakistan as tensions ease
- March 10, 2019

The prime minister said March 8, 2019 that no militant group would be allowed to operate on Pakistani soil and carry out attacks overseas. The US commitment was made in a June 2006 hearing by John Hillen, US assistant secretary of state for politico-military affairs in the state department, in response to concerns from the House International Relations Committee about the possible misuse of the fighter jet by Pakistan. (more...)
WARMINGTON: MP Ahmed Hussen stands by his boss despite SNC-Lavalin affair WARMINGTON: MP Ahmed Hussen stands by his boss despite SNC-Lavalin affair
- March 10, 2019

Trudeau said Wilson-Raybould did not come to him to express her concerns and said he wishes she had. "Over the past months, there was an erosion of trust between my office and specifically my former principal secretary and the former minister of justice and attorney general", Trudeau said during a morning news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. (more...)
Sherrod Brown Won't Run For President Sherrod Brown Won't Run For President
- March 10, 2019

The 66-year-old Left-leaning populist has always been considered an ideal candidate to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election but said in a statement that he believes he can do more to fight Trump in the Senate. So, I will not run for President in 2020. First, I want to say thank you. I fight best when I bring joy to the battle. But Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House are fighting him on it, proposing to raise the fuel tax by just 10.7 cents on gasoline and 20 cents on ... (more...)
Yellow weather warning issued as snow forecast on Sunday Yellow weather warning issued as snow forecast on Sunday
- March 10, 2019

Saturday night until 5 a.m. Sunday morning, we will see a mixed mess of precipitation across the GTA. The report said the snow may cause slippery roads and could make driving hard. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 6 to 11 miles per hour becoming northwest 16 to 21 miles per hour after midnight. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate southerly winds, which will gradually strengthen. (more...)
Turkey defiant after US F-35 threat Turkey defiant after US F-35 threat
- March 09, 2019

But Erdogan said it was a done deal. The US had agreed to sell 100 of its latest, fifth-generation F-35 fighters to Turkey, and has so far delivered two of the aircraft. Talks with the United States on purchasing Raytheon Co. "We're not a slave, we're independent", Erdogan said. Erdogan confirmed in an interview this week that his country would begin receiving Russian-made S-400 air defense missile in July, adding a date to the prospective sale that has anxious North Atlantic Treaty ... (more...)
American journalist detained in Venezuela released, mother says American journalist detained in Venezuela released, mother says
- March 08, 2019

Weddle was at the main Caracas-area airport waiting for a USA -bound flight, according to the TV station he works for in Miami . He had been arrested on charges of treachery, according to free speech group Espacio Publico . "Ambassador Kriener is doing excellent work in Caracas , including in recent days". European countries "should strengthen financial sanctions against the regime. (more...)
Javid says police resources 'very important' as May faces knife crime backlash Javid says police resources 'very important' as May faces knife crime backlash
- March 08, 2019

May introduced reforms when she was interior minister to use the powers in a more targeted way following accusations that black and ethnic minority individuals were being disproportionately affected. Mrs May, who is to host a summit on knife crime , said the Government is putting more resources into policing. It means still treating each case as a crime, but also looking to stop knife crime before it starts - in families and places such as schools and youth centres. (more...)
Fierce fighting as US-backed Syrian forces advance on IS Fierce fighting as US-backed Syrian forces advance on IS
- March 07, 2019

Accounts from women who have left the enclave in recent days suggest IS is allowing many families to go, sending them to a hill from which they can walk to an assembly point and hand themselves over. Over the past few weeks, they have poured out in greater numbers than expected, holding up the final assault . The SDF expects to declare victory in one week. (more...)
MPs react to Gerald Butts' testimony on SNC-Lavalin
- March 07, 2019

Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's willing to provide additional testimony to the House of Commons justice committee on the SNC-Lavalin affair. Speaking of good efforts, Butts put his heart into pushing the idea that the reason he (a non-lawyer) was so desperate for Wilson-Raybould (a lawyer) to have the benefit of outside legal advice that she didn't ask for and didn't want, was that the Remediation Agreement legislation was so new, they desperately needed help ... (more...)
U.S. trade deficits hit record high following Trump tariff wars U.S. trade deficits hit record high following Trump tariff wars
- March 07, 2019

What does the data say? Going forward . For days, there have been reports of progress in the trade talks between the US and China and while negotiators will take notice of the deficit number, it's not clear exactly whose hand it strengthens in the ongoing talks. (more...)
Looking beyond Mueller, Democrats cast investigative nets Looking beyond Mueller, Democrats cast investigative nets
- March 07, 2019

On Saturday in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference , Trump singled out the investigations being conducted by Mueller. The area known for its dairy farms, meat production and small breweries will be heavily targeted by presidential campaigns after Trump's narrow win in Wisconsin in 2016 helped deliver him the White House. (more...)
House Democrats Launch Massive Trump Investigation, Demanding Info from 81 People House Democrats Launch Massive Trump Investigation, Demanding Info from 81 People
- March 06, 2019

It reads like an article, actually many articles, of impeachment. "It's all a hoax". It sent a request to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , who has been living in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London under a grant of asylum, seeking information relating to its alleged receipt of hacked Democratic emails from the Russian government as well as any contacts with members of the Trump campaign or Trump Organization during the 2016 campaign. (more...)
Anonymous victor claiming $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot Anonymous victor claiming $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
- March 06, 2019

In South Carolina , state lawmakers have appropriated more than US$5.4 billion in lottery proceeds for education since its inception there in 2002. Hans Blake, a SC investing expert, told the Greenville News that had the victor claimed their prize in October and picked the $878 million lump sun, that person could have already made more than $5 million off interest. (more...)
Democrats Planning Another Public Rebuke Of Rep. Ilhan Omar Democrats Planning Another Public Rebuke Of Rep. Ilhan Omar
- March 06, 2019

Still, senior Democrats were unmistakably wary of dealing with Omar's habit of inflaming a divide in the party over U.S. -Israel relations. Resolutions are all well and good, but Speaker Pelosi is clearly afraid to stand up to Rep. But while Tlaib's long-running ties to genocidal Jew-haters, Holocaust deniers, and apologists for the Shiite supremacist terror group Hezbollah are now out in the public domain, it is Omar's tripling down on the infamous " dual loyalty " canard that is ... (more...)
Californian children return safely after 44 hours of disappearance Californian children return safely after 44 hours of disappearance
- March 06, 2019

The girls were unharmed when discovered in a distressed territory, and he attributed their comeback in part to their survival training they had received with their local 4-H club. "To have a positive outcome like this is just absolutely incredible", he added, "and I can say it's nothing other than a miracle". "A lot of us didn't get any sleep in the last 48 hours", Honsal said Sunday. (more...)