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Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer to meet with Trump on infrastructure

Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer to meet with Trump on infrastructure Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Monday sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for a "big and bold infrastructure package" ahead of a planned meeting at the White House Tuesday between Democratic lawmakers and the president. [Full Article...]

Firefighters leave scene of devastating blaze in ‘Winnie the Pooh forest’

Firefighters leave scene of devastating blaze in ‘Winnie the Pooh forest’ Firefighters left the scene of last night's massive fire on Ashdown Forest at 10am this morning (Monday, April 29) but were due to carry out a re-inspection later. While the cause of the fire is still unknown, police credit the dry undergrowth in the forest for allowing it to spread even faster. "The fire took hold quickly and was significant with approximately 15 hectares alight in a valley are... [Full Article...]

They wanted to explore a cave in Virginia. Now they're trapped

They wanted to explore a cave in Virginia. Now they're trapped Emergency management officials say six men entered Cyclops Cave near Cleveland and had planned to camp overnight Saturday until conditions worsened because of the rains, which also made it hard for them to get out. "It's a process but this is what we train for so there were no hiccups today everything went really smoothly", Stanley said. Chrimes said that the rescue effort will likely take a con... [Full Article...]

Thousands gather in Hong Kong to protest new extradition laws

Thousands gather in Hong Kong to protest new extradition laws Sunday's march started a little earlier than expected, at 3.40pm local time, as crowds built up at the starting point in the busy Causeway Bay shopping district. The demonstrations have brought together diverse elements of Hong Kong society - from worldwide business elites to rights groups and even some pro-establishment figures. [Full Article...]

NYT apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon in 2nd statement

NYT apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon in 2nd statement Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades-Ha for days has not answered numerous requests for comment, including for details on which Times officials were involved in the handling of the initial publication of these cartoons, whether there has been any accountability or consequences for their actions, what structural breakdowns inside the newspaper led to these images being published , and what exact ... [Full Article...]

Saudi, UAE overstate their oil capacities: Iran oil minister

Saudi, UAE overstate their oil capacities: Iran oil minister Both benchmarks fell around 3 per cent in the previous session. Oil prices fell on Monday, extending a slump from Friday that ended weeks of rallying, after President Donald Trump claimed that he demanded OPEC raise output to soften the impact of US sanctions against Iran. [Full Article...]

Floods sparked by torrential rains kill 29 people

Floods sparked by torrential rains kill 29 people According to BNPN spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the flood has affected some 13,000 people. That was not much comfort for some Bogor residents. "Apparently they're very big so we want authorities to help us find them or take action". [Full Article...]

Attorney general balks at closed-door testimony on Mueller findings

Attorney general balks at closed-door testimony on Mueller findings The committee's chairman , Democrat Jerrold Nadler , has proposed that Barr's public testimony be followed by a second round of questioning, where sensitive matters would be discussed behind closed doors and include committee staff lawyers, a House Democratic aide told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Guaido calls for military uprising

Guaido calls for military uprising Tear gas was sacked at a highway overpass near the Caracas air base where Guaidó and several heavily armed soldiers with blue bands wrapped around their forearms had been standing guard. He made the comments a day before a planned anti-government rally. The United States has blamed Maduro and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez for Venezuela's economic woes. [Full Article...]

'Incredibly difficult' to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors

'Incredibly difficult' to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors Cyclone Kenneth first slammed into the province of Cabo Delgado late on Thursday, flattening entire villages with winds of up to 280 kph (174 mph) and storm surges - the second cyclone to hit the country in six weeks. Badly damaged communities are seen from an aerial view in Macomia district of Mozambique. "Humanitarian needs in Mozambique have sky-rocketed, and the humanitarian response will ... [Full Article...]

New Zealand police arrest man, find suspected bomb in Christchurch

New Zealand police arrest man, find suspected bomb in Christchurch Police said at the time that the gunman had a number of weapons as well as two improvised explosive devices in his auto. Police reported that the bomb squad has defused the alleged explosive device. A St John spokesman said Police were the lead agency and it had an ambulance on standby in case it was needed. Christchurch remains on alert after the March attacks in which a self-styled white sup... [Full Article...]

Fresh Northern Ireland talks in wake of Lyra McKee's death

Fresh Northern Ireland talks in wake of Lyra McKee's death McKee's killing by an Irish nationalist militant during a riot in Londonderry has sparked outrage in the province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence that cost the lives of some 3,600 people. "We agree that what is now needed is actions and not just words from all of us who are in positions of leadership", they said. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley... [Full Article...]

'Yeti' footprints sighted claims Indian Army tweet -- and social media reacts

'Yeti' footprints sighted claims Indian Army tweet -- and social media reacts In a tweet accompanied by pictures, the Indian army said it had sighted footprints measuring 32 by 15 inches (81 by 38 cm) close to a camp near Mount Makalu on April 9. Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay lauded the Army saying, "Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team". [Full Article...]

South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago

South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago Sporting colorful outfits, South Africans celebrate Freedom Day, the holiday marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the brutal system of racial discrimination known as apartheid. The 29 334 voters who received approval to vote overseas are required to visit the mission indicated on their application and take with them their South African ID document (either a green barcoded ID, a smart card ID... [Full Article...]

Indonesia announces moving capital off island of Java

Indonesia announces moving capital off island of Java The plan chimes with Mr Widodo's pledge ahead of the April 17 presidential election to bring more economic development to regions outside the island of Java, where Jakarta is located and where 60 per cent of the country's population lives. Jakarta has a population of around 10 million, with an estimated 30 million in the larger metropolitan area. The planning minister says snarl-ups in Jakarta c... [Full Article...]

Mystery surrounds sighting of Beluga whale with Russian-made harness

Mystery surrounds sighting of Beluga whale with Russian-made harness An image taken by Jørgen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Director of Fisheries shows a white whale wearing a harness as it swims next to a Norwegian fishing boat. "Then there were a round of cheers in the light boat when we got the first [clip off]", he added. Rikardsen said he had spoken with Russian counterparts who assured him they had no knowledge of any scientific projects involving belugas. [Full Article...]

Brexit party surges ahead in Euro polls

Brexit party surges ahead in Euro polls Now of the three main political parties, the Conservatives hold the most seats and councils in England, with 4,906 seats and 140 councils, while Labour has 2,106 seats and 68 councils, with the Liberal Democrats having 647 seats and six councils. [Full Article...]

US Navy warships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait

US Navy warships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait Two American vessels sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday with their Automatic Identification System (AIS) on, an unprecedented move used to highlight the worldwide nature of the strait's waters, a military expert said Monday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said late Monday that Beijing had paid close attention. "The Taiwani issue is the most important and sensitive one in ... [Full Article...]

Over 270 die counting ballot papers by hand in Indonesian elections

Over 270 die counting ballot papers by hand in Indonesian elections Voting was largely peaceful as 80% of the country's 193 million voters exercised their franchise, Reuters reported. He said that was partly due to the tight timeline to deliver the election results, and the decision to hold the presidential and legislative elections simultaneously. [Full Article...]

Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy

Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy But the intra-Afghan reconciliation is a key hurdle as Taliban are not fully ready to sit with the Kabul government as they consider it as a puppet of the US. approach to end the war and assurances terrorism never again emanates from Afghanistan". Ghani invited the Taliban to the Loya Jirga but they have urged people to boycott it, denouncing it as an attempt by the Western-backed government to ... [Full Article...]


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