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Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse A Reuters reporter at the scene saw a boy of 10 being pulled from the rubble covered in dust but with no visible injuries. Many more children are thought to be inside. The school is said to have been on the top floor of the three-storey building in Ita Faji on Lagos island. In Lagos that same year, a five-storey building still under construction collapsed, killing at least 30 people. [Full Article...]

California to Halt the Death Penalty Reprieving 737 Death Row Inmates

California to Halt the Death Penalty Reprieving 737 Death Row Inmates He believes capital punishment is discriminatory, unjust and "inconsistent with our bedrock values". "The intentional killing of another person is wrong". Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the pro-death penalty Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, called Newsom's actions "an abuse of power". The governor's clemency powers are created to correct individual cases of injustice, said Scheidegger, ... [Full Article...]

Glasgow climate strikers will not face school punishment

Glasgow climate strikers will not face school punishment More than 100 students are expected at Napier's Clive Square Gardens from 12pm. "Most of the students striking on Friday can not vote. It makes the adults face the issue and hopefully prompt them to do something about it", said Kate, whose parents are supportive of her plans to strike. [Full Article...]

New York attorney probing Trump business deals

New York attorney probing Trump business deals Investigators requested financial records from the German lender related to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, the Trump National Doral outside Miami, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, and an unsuccessful effort to buy the NFL Buffalo Bills , the Times reported. [Full Article...]

The most senior Catholic convicted of child abuse

The most senior Catholic convicted of child abuse Justice Kidd made it clear the sentence was based exclusively on the crimes Cardinal Pell was convicted of by the jury, and that Cardinal Pell was not to be made a scapegoat for the failings or perceived failings of the Catholic Church. "As I directed the jury who convicted you in this trail, you are not to be made a scapegoat for any failings or perceived failings of the Catholic Church", Kid... [Full Article...]

Fox News 'strongly condemns' own popular host

Fox News 'strongly condemns' own popular host Omar faced several days of attacks from USA journalists, commentators, pro-Israel groups and others, including members of her own Democratic Party , who accused her of anti-Semitism. Bret Stephens, a conservative columnist for The New York Times, said Pirro "is a disgrace". She's not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat party... [Full Article...]

Backed fighters make limited advances against IS in Syria

Backed fighters make limited advances against IS in Syria The offensive on the last IS-held pocket in Syria's eastern Deir el-Zour province near the Iraqi border resumed on Sunday evening, after Bali said a deadline expired for IS gunmen in Baghouz to surrender. Air strikes destroyed IS stores and vehicles, the SDF said. Included in those fleeing the area are Yazidi men and women who have been held hostage by the militant group for years. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro Says Cyber Attack Prevented Power Restoration

Venezuela's Maduro Says Cyber Attack Prevented Power Restoration In Caracas, Darwin Contreras stands in line to collect water from the river mountain. Some were there for the first time because water pumps weren't working without power. However, Health Minister Carlos Alvarado, speaking to VTV, denied the claims. Hospitals with back-up generators were using them for emergency services, leaving patients to cope in the dark. [Full Article...]

World Wide Web needs to progress from adolescence, founder says

World Wide Web needs to progress from adolescence, founder says Tim Berners-Lee acknowledged that "many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good", in a letter published for his World Wide Web Foundation on Monday. Help could also be provided by the Web Foundation, founded by Sir Tim, which is now working with governments, companies and citizens to build a new Contract for the Web , which looks to establish concrete "norms, laws an... [Full Article...]

Saudi plane turns back after mother forgets her baby at the airport

Saudi plane turns back after mother forgets her baby at the airport As the video went viral, social media users praised the pilot for his timely action. It is not known how the mother ended up forgetting her baby. Flights don't tend to turn back just because a passenger has left something behind in the waiting room-but it's a different story when the forgotten item is a baby. [Full Article...]

German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat

German intel sharing at risk over Huawei spat In the letter, German officials are warned that the USA will stop sharing certain intelligence information with Germany's intelligence agencies if the nation allows Huawei Technologies equipment to be used as part of its 5G infrastructure. Just last week, the Italian government received a rebuke from a senior U.S. security official for saying it would discuss with Beijing possible participation in... [Full Article...]

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID’d The cause of the girl's death was determined to be a homicide, the coroner's office said. "Due to the overwhelming response from the news media and tips received from the public, investigators have identified the deceased child discovered on March 5, 2019, along an equestrian trail in the 3400/3500 block of Hacienda Boulevard in unincorporated Hacienda Heights ". [Full Article...]

U.S.'s Pompeo criticizes Russia's Rosneft for buying oil from Venezuela

U.S.'s Pompeo criticizes Russia's Rosneft for buying oil from Venezuela Earlier, Pompeo blasted Russian Federation and Cuba for their continued support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , accusing them of keeping his regime afloat despite the will of the country's people. US citizens and government personnel have been advised to avoid areas of demonstrations and large gatherings, which have taken place throughout Venezuela for weeks as President Nicolás Maduro f... [Full Article...]

Mom arrested at hospital after daughter dead from multiple stab wounds

Mom arrested at hospital after daughter dead from multiple stab wounds Hospital staff began to assist Rivera and realized that her daughter was dead, the affidavit said. Then, they say Rivera pulled a knife on hospital workers before being arrested. Police say Rivera first pounded on the door of a home at 7:30 am and accused a man there of having sex with her daughter. Authorities said there was an altercation between Rivera and her relatives Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

Algeria president drops bid for fifth term

Algeria president drops bid for fifth term Thousands of members of the Algerian diaspora protested in Paris and other French cities, while protests also were held in neighboring Rabat, Morocco. "They're just 13-year-old kids". "The entire world, and all of Algeria knows that he is no longer of this world", he told reporters, charging that powerful players in Algeria had an interest in maintaining the illusion that Bouteflika was alive ... [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani in Iraq for 'historic' visit to offset USA sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has demanded Pakistan to act "decisively against anti-Iranian terrorists" in a phone call with the country's premier, Tehran said, a month after a bloody attack on security forces. It is interesting to know while Iran government readout of Rouhani-Imran talks on focused on terror, the Pakistani read out of the same conversation had little mention of terror and n... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump

Pelosi: 'Not worth it' to impeach Trump Pelosi and her allies have argued they can move forward with impeachment only when public opinion turns against Trump in such a way that it's no longer politically advantageous for Republicans to stick with him. Trump has characterized the investigation as a political witch hunt that has not produced evidence in well over a year. Perhaps Nancy Pelosi is taking all of these factors into conside... [Full Article...]

European Union sources: Brexit deal close on Saturday, but United Kingdom cabinet rejected it

European Union sources: Brexit deal close on Saturday, but United Kingdom cabinet rejected it If the vote is rejected, there will be further votes on Wednesday and Thursday that could lead to Brexit being delayed. After a day of will she or won't she go back to Europe to try again for a deal, Theresa May is right now on her way to Strasbourg for a last-minute meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. [Full Article...]

Cheney criticized Trump foreign policy in closed-door event

Cheney criticized Trump foreign policy in closed-door event Sanders responded that it's a shame Democrats won't come together and condemn anti-Semitic remarks. The White House celebrated the departure of its communications chief Bill Shine holding its first press briefing in 42 days. Questioned more broadly about the tone of the rhetoric, and whether the president intends to dial down his rhetoric in his upcoming 2020 reelection battle, Sanders pivoted... [Full Article...]

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget President Donald Trump unveiled a new outline for government spending on March 11, titled "A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept". "[The budget] builds upon incredible success and keeps his promises to the American people", Sanders said. [Full Article...]


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