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Vietnam asks Malaysia to free woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free woman accused of Kim Jong Nam's poisoning Huong, whose murder trial is expected to continue Thursday, and her co-defendant, Indonesian Siti Aisyah , were accused of killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing VX nerve agent on his face while at a Malaysian airport in 2017. Although the two women were being tried together, the cases against them were separate, and the court had asked the Indonesian woman to present her defence first. [Full Article...]

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate The worldwide student strike will see classrooms empty in cities across the globe, from Boston to Bogota, Dhaka to Durban and Lagos to London. A Swedish schoolgirl climate change campaigner has been put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian socialists. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says Theresa May didn't listen to his advice on Brexit

President Trump, perhaps not wanting to spoil the chummy mood of the annual St. Patrick's Day-themed visit, announced at the start of his meetings with the Irish prime minister Thursday that he wasn't going to comment on Brexit , on which he and his guest vigorously disagree. [Full Article...]

Kyiv ranked 173rd in quality of living ranking

Kyiv ranked 173rd in quality of living ranking These include the environments of political-social, economic, socio-cultural, medical and health, schools and education , public services and transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing, and natural environment. Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya followed Singapore lead on Mercer's quality of living survey. In Western Europe, a few cities - including Paris, Athens, and Madrid - saw ... [Full Article...]

Malaysia won't drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing

Malaysia won't drop case against Vietnamese in Kim killing The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia said it regretted the Malaysian court's refusal to drop murder charges against Doan Thi Huong and set her free. Huong's lawyers said CCTV video showing Huong walking up behind Kim and putting her hands over his face should have no bearing on the attorney general's decision, because both women were mounting the same defence and it had already been chose to fre... [Full Article...]

Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat

Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat According to some commuters, it was making odd noises for past few days, while some other who were around while the mishap took place, said that a major portion of the pathway of the FOB caved in injuring several commuters. Witnesses said there were rumours of the old bridge collapsing which caused panic and chaos. There was a heavy noise and cries of people who had fallen from the bridge. [Full Article...]

Mozambique braces for 'extremely dangerous' Cyclone Idai

Mozambique braces for 'extremely dangerous' Cyclone Idai Mozambique cabinet spokesperson Ana Comoana said the "government has decreed a red alert due to the continuing rains and the approach of the tropical cyclone Idai, expected to reach the country between Thursday to Friday". In Mozambique and neighboring Malawi , 122 people have died in cyclone-related rains according to a United Nations briefing issued on Thursday, making Idai the deadliest extrem... [Full Article...]

New Zealand shootings: Dozens feared dead in mosque attacks

New Zealand shootings: Dozens feared dead in mosque attacks The police reported they have a suspect in custody. He said he considered it a terrorist attack. St Johns has confirmed that 20 ambulances have attended the mosque shooting. A second shooting has also occurred at another mosque in the suburb of Linwood, while a suspicious device, thought to be a bomb, has reportedly been found in a vehicle on Strickland Avenue. [Full Article...]

Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution

Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution Opponents argued that the War Powers Resolution does not apply because the U.S.is not directly involved in combat in Yemen. However, the White House has signaled the president's intention to veto the resolution. "The bottom line is the United States should not be supporting a catastrophic war led by a despotic regime with a risky and irresponsible foreign policy", Mr. [Full Article...]

Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting; one person in custody

Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting; one person in custody Later Friday afternoon, media outlets said there also was a shooting at another mosque in Christchurch. Christchurch City council said in a statement: "In response to a serious ongoing incident we're locking down number of central city buildings, including the Civic Offices and Central Library". [Full Article...]

Taiwan joins countries in halting Boeing flights

Taiwan joins countries in halting Boeing flights Two Israelis were killed in the crash, and members of an emergency response team from the country said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the crash site. " We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again ", the company added. [Full Article...]

IDF Pounds Gaza in Response to Recent Attack Toward Tel Aviv

IDF Pounds Gaza in Response to Recent Attack Toward Tel Aviv Israeli airplanes were heard flying over Gaza Strip and residents braced for reprisal airstrikes after two rockets were fired into Israeli territory. A senior Israeli official told Channel 13 news that Israel indeed did not believe Hamas was behind the attack, but rather another "organization attempting to sabotage efforts to achieve calm in recent days". [Full Article...]

US House unanimously demands Mueller report be made public

US House unanimously demands Mueller report be made public The four were Representatives Justin Amash, Matt Gaetz, Thomas Massie and Paul Gosar. For Democrats, however, passing the resolution was an important gesture, as during his confirmation hearing, Barr refused to pledge to release the full report to the public. [Full Article...]

Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville

Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville Thanks to a new book, we now also know that the president cites Brady in his putdowns of son-in-law Jared Kushner . Gary Cohn, formerly Trump's chief economic adviser, is said to have lashed out at Kushner shortly after the latter took office in January 2017. [Full Article...]

May secures legally binding changes to Brexit deal, government claims

May secures legally binding changes to Brexit deal, government claims Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Strasbourg on Monday for last-minute talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to salvage the Brexit deal, with British MPs set to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the withdrawal agreement. [Full Article...]

Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow

Australian man uses smartphone as shield against arrow A NSW man has had a remarkable brush with death after an arrow fired at him struck the phone he was using to take a photo of the alleged perpetrator. Miraculously, the arrow pierced the man's iPhone, going through the device and coming out the other side, but only knocked his face, leaving him with a small cut but otherwise unharmed. [Full Article...]

Former soldier to face prosecution over killings — Bloody Sunday

Former soldier to face prosecution over killings — Bloody Sunday The Bloody Sunday Memorial in Derry's Bogside, 06-04-2019. A short internal military inquiry shortly after Bloody Sunday, known as the Widgery Report, concluded the soldiers had done nothing wrong. The decisions announced today relate only to allegations of criminal conduct on Bloody Sunday itself. The Bloody Sunday Inquiry took 12 years and cost nearly £200 million ($390 million). [Full Article...]

Facebook Facing Criminal Investigation Into Device Data Share Deals

Facebook Facing Criminal Investigation Into Device Data Share Deals These data sharing partnerships allowed these technology companies to build features like Microsoft's People Hub or BlackBerry's Facebook integration as value adds for their devices. The social network has been under scrutiny since the revelation in March that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had misused Facebook user data in the run-up to the 2016 United States presidential election. [Full Article...]

European Union pessimistic on Brexit vote but insists it's the last chance - worldwide

European Union pessimistic on Brexit vote but insists it's the last chance - worldwide In it, Mr Cox said that documents agreed in Strasbourg "reduce the risk that the United Kingdom could be indefinitely and involuntarily detained" in the backstop by European Union bad faith or a failure by Brussels to use its "best endeavours" to negotiate a permanent deal on the future relationship. [Full Article...]

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in NY He was shot outside the home'. Witnesses told New York Daily News "there were like six shots, and then there were three more". "The man was on the ground face-up". The shooting wasn't the only recent mob assassination in NY. The Gambino Family was once among the most powerful criminal organizations in the USA, but federal prosecutions in the 1980s and 1990s sent its top leaders to prison a... [Full Article...]


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