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Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years Hundreds of thousands more people in West Bengal state have also been given orders to flee. Cyclone Fani weakened to a depression as it barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India , although a major human disaster looked to have been averted. [Full Article...]

Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation

Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation They said they "especially remembered" Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova who were killed after unearthing "deep-seated" corruption. Laws on defamation, hate speech and other areas, that restrict free speech rights, must be drafted as narrow exceptions to the cardinal principle of the free flow of information and ideas... [Full Article...]

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home After a lengthy trial, Doan Thi Huong pleaded guilty last month to a lesser charge of "causing injury" over the 2017 assassination of Kim Jong Nam , making her the only person convicted for a murder that made headlines around the world. [Full Article...]

'Monitoring And Watching, Closely!': Trump Slams Social Media Companies Over Censorship

'Monitoring And Watching, Closely!': Trump Slams Social Media Companies Over Censorship Jones reacted angrily Thursday during a live stream of his show on his Infowars website. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said Woods will need to delete a tweet that violated Twitter rules before he can be reinstated. Has tech censorship gone too far? Farrakhan himself has long-standing ties to the Democratic Party, sharing stages with high-profile party leaders, and even appearing alongsi... [Full Article...]

People Injured, 3 Missing in Overnight Explosion at Illinois Silicone Plant

People Injured, 3 Missing in Overnight Explosion at Illinois Silicone Plant Steve Lenzi, spokesman for the Waukegan Fire Department, said at the scene around midnight "there is very heavy damage" from "fire and structural damage indicative of an explosion". About 15 minutes after the explosion, the Lake County Sheriff's Office issued an alert via social media stating that "we are aware of a very loud explosion sound and ground shaking in the Gurnee area". [Full Article...]

US Senate fails to override Trumps veto on Yemen

US Senate fails to override Trumps veto on Yemen The vote - 53 to 45, failed on Thursday to reach the two-thirds majority required to override Trump's veto, Xinhua news agency reported . The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to support the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after Houthi rebels forced him into exile and seized much of the country's north, including the capital Sanaa and Hodeidah . [Full Article...]

Venezuelans plead for U.S. aid as Russian Federation props up Maduro

Venezuelans plead for U.S. aid as Russian Federation props up Maduro Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, gestures as he speaks to supporters during a rally against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and to commemorate May Day in Caracas Venezuela, May 1, 2019. [Full Article...]

Colorado’s Michael Bennet Announces 2020 Bid

Colorado’s Michael Bennet Announces 2020 Bid Family: Bennet married Susan Dagget in October 1997 and they have three daughters. Bennet is expected to make his ability to win in a state like Colorado, where there is a healthy share of both Democrats and Republicans, central to his bid, too, arguing that that ability to win in a state that is almost evenly divided among Democratic, Republican and unaffiliated voters bodes well for his abili... [Full Article...]

White House: Trump, Putin Discussed Mueller Report On Hour-Long Call

White House: Trump, Putin Discussed Mueller Report On Hour-Long Call The public dissonance between Trump and his national security team came amid high level concerns in the military over a push by Bolton and his National Security Council aides for more aggressive US intervention as the crisis has dragged on for months. [Full Article...]

Nation Celebrates as King Rama X is Crowned

Nation Celebrates as King Rama X is Crowned He later took his seat under the umbrella of state and was handed the Great Crown of Victory, a tiered gold 7.3-kilogram (16-pound) headpiece topped by a diamond from India. King Vajiralongkorn sat erect on a high throne above his queen, royal family members and Brahmin priests inside the Grand Palace throne hall where the royal guardian deity Phra Siam Devadhiraj is said to reside. [Full Article...]

Israel hits Hamas post in Gaza

Israel hits Hamas post in Gaza No injuries were reported on either side. The Israel Defense Forces said air-raid sirens were triggered at 5:37 a.m.in Shaar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regional communities near the border with Gaza as two rockets were fired from the Palestine territory. [Full Article...]

Commercial jet goes down in Florida river; passengers reportedly OK

Commercial jet goes down in Florida river; passengers reportedly OK Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed that there were no serious injuries and all passengers were safely removed from the plane. There are reports of two minor injuries. WJXT-TV confirmed that 142 people were on board the Boeing 737 that was in the river. The aircraft, which belongs to Miami Air International, was attempting to land after a flight from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in C... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombers travelled to Bangalore, Kerala and Kashmir

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombers travelled to Bangalore, Kerala and Kashmir According to reports, the first alert was on April 4, which told Sri Lanka that, apart from churches, the Indian High Commission in Colombo could be a target. The interview has been posted on the official website of the Sri Lankan Army . A total of 253 people were killed and over 500 wounded after nine suicide bombers carried out a series of blasts that ripped through three churches and as ... [Full Article...]

Israel says two soldiers wounded by gunfire from Gaza

Israel says two soldiers wounded by gunfire from Gaza Since the start of the protests, dubbed the Great March of Return , more than a year ago, the Israeli military has killed more than 260 Palestinians. Islamic Jihad, a Hamas-allied group, said its head will also attend the meetings. Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip, launched two rockets towards Israel on Thursday morning, local media reported, in response to Israeli rocket fire. [Full Article...]

Putin Signs Order Widening Eligibility For Russian Passports

Putin Signs Order Widening Eligibility For Russian Passports Putin's critics in Kiev and the U.S. State Department. Starting today, Russian Federation will begin issuing passports to residents of the separatist-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, as well as annexed Crimea. "Ukraine is urging its global partners not to recognize and not to accept documents issued by Russian Federation in violation of the Ukrainian constitution and la... [Full Article...]

Fani moves to West Bengal, uproots trees and triggers heavy rains

Fani moves to West Bengal, uproots trees and triggers heavy rains Authorities have set almost 4,000 shelters in Odisha, according to The Associated Press. The State Government of Odisha tweeted that more than one million people had been evacuated from vulnerable areas across the State. Tropical Storm Risk cyclone tracker labeled Fani a category 3 storm on a scale of a low 1 to a powerful 5. The Meteorological Department has projected the "total destruc... [Full Article...]

To Parkland: teachers in Florida are now allowed to carry weapons

To Parkland: teachers in Florida are now allowed to carry weapons The Parkland school is located in Broward County. Teachers would need to complete at least 144 hours of training and undergo a psychological evaluation. Bossio says. Several mentioned an incident Tuesday in Pasco County along Florida's west coast in which a police officer assigned to a middle school had his gun discharge in a cafeteria. [Full Article...]

N. Korea warns USA of "unwanted consequences"

N. Korea warns USA of The nuclear talks have stalled since the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump collapsed in February with no deal on the North's denuclearization. Until late 2017, North Korea repeatedly tested missiles that flew towards or over Japan , sparking warnings blared out on loudspeakers and stoking calls for a tough stance against Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern gets engaged to long-term partner

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern gets engaged to long-term partner And when she raised her hand to gesture toward her briefcase of paperwork, some observers saw only one thing: a shiny ring on her fourth finger. Gayford, with their child and Ardern at the United Nations General Assembly in NY in September. [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 goes into Florida river with 136 on board, no fatalities

Jacksonville's mayor has confirmed the crash and said fire and rescue crews were on the way. Authorities also said teams were working to control jet fuel which had leaked into the water. The White House had been briefed and was offering support , WJXT 4 reporter Vic Micolucci tweeted. The plane crashed into a relatively shallow dredge in the river and the passenger cabin was not submerged. [Full Article...]


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