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Call of Duty swatter officially sentenced to prison after fatal incident

Call of Duty swatter officially sentenced to prison after fatal incident The 2017 death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch drew national attention to the practice of 'swatting , ' a form of retaliation in which someone reports a false emergency to get authorities, particularly a SWAT team, to descend on an address. Attorney's Office said Friday. Bennett said Barriss would face far less prison time because of that likely only around two years compared to 20 for the federa... [Full Article...]

Journalist at site critical of Duterte arrested in 2nd case

Journalist at site critical of Duterte arrested in 2nd case This latest case comes after she as well as current and former associates of Rappler have been bit by government prosecutors with tax and securities fraud charges. The government argues that a 2015 investment from the Omidyar Network , a philanthropic investment firm owned by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, qualifies as foreign control. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh woman with two wombs has twins one month after first birth

Bangladesh woman with two wombs has twins one month after first birth We were both shocked and surprised. It was then that doctors realized she had second uterus, and was still pregnant with two other babies. The twin babies, one boy and one girl, are however healthy with no complications although they were never monitored throughout the pregnancy . [Full Article...]

U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency

U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency Fourteen Republicans broke ranks to vote with Democrats in attempting to overturn Trump's veto , but they represented a small minority as most GOP lawmakers stood with the president, arguing he was addressing an emergency Democrats had ignored. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to close USA border with Mexico next week

Trump threatens to close USA border with Mexico next week President Donald Trump revealed in a late Friday morning tweet storm that unless Mexico immediately and completely end all illegal immigration into the United States, he plans to close down the border, or large sections of the border, next week. [Full Article...]

China to prosecute former Interpol chief

China to prosecute former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei , former president of Interpol, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and stripped of his administrative positions after an official investigation, Xinhua News Agency reported. Interpol later said Meng resigned as president. Meng's political connections may be what cost him his post. Under President Xi Jinping, China has been engaged in a crackdown on corruptio... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan Afghanistan will return its ambassador to Islamabad after Pakistan clarified Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that Kabul had deemed to be political interference, the Afghan foreign ministry said on Thursday. "If Pakistanis truly want to help Afghanistan, they should help with convincing the Taliban to engage in talks and make peace with the Afghan government since the country has the m... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Expands Policy Ensuring No Taxpayer Funding for Overseas Abortions

Trump Administration Expands Policy Ensuring No Taxpayer Funding for Overseas Abortions The Mexico City Policy had its first origins under the Reagan administration, and since then it has been alternately backed under Republican presidents or removed under Democratic presidents. "Two years into the sweeping expansion of the global gag rule, there are countless examples around the world of patients losing access to health care, especially in places where maternal deaths, HIV rates, ... [Full Article...]

European Union turns back the clock on daylight savings

European Union turns back the clock on daylight savings Today, about 40 percent of countries worldwide use daylight saving time to make better use of daylight and to conserve energy. The current summer time arrangements directive requires European Union countries to switch to summer time on the last Sunday of March and back to standard time on the last Sunday of October. [Full Article...]

Judge: Dissidents Raided N. Korea Embassy, Offered Material to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Judge: Dissidents Raided N. Korea Embassy, Offered Material to Federal Bureau of Investigation According to a Spanish High Court document, the group entered the building on 22 February armed with machetes, knives, metal bars and cable ties and left with two computers, hard drives, USB pen drives and a mobile phone - items said to have been handed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [Full Article...]

Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist Democrats who disputed Trump's claim of vindication focused on those words and on the fact that while Mueller decided not to "draw a conclusion" on whether Trump obstructed justice. Scroll up to watch Colbert's full segment on the Mueller report, then drop a comment with your thoughts . Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale aimed his ire directly at Democrats for what he called the "Russia... [Full Article...]

Boeing 737 Max jets could be banned outside U.S. for months

Boeing 737 Max jets could be banned outside U.S. for months Media reported earlier this week that the US Department of Transportation was setting up a committee to conduct an independent review of the Federal Aviation Authority's certification of the Boeing 737 Max . Garuda Indonesia, which took over operational control of Sriwijaya in November, was the first airline to publicly confirm plans to scrap a 737 MAX order after the Ethiopian crash , in its ... [Full Article...]

British MPs fail to reach majority on 8 Brexit options

British MPs fail to reach majority on 8 Brexit options Its removal altered the deal enough to overcome a ban on against asking lawmakers the same question over and over again. If the withdrawal agreement does not pass on Friday, the United Kingdom will have to request a longer extension from the EU in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit on April 12, which could be granted on the condition it takes part in the upcoming European Parliament elections. [Full Article...]

United Nations and Arab Coalition sign agreement to protect Yemeni children

United Nations and Arab Coalition sign agreement to protect Yemeni children He said it's because they don't have the authority to do so as Iran is behind them. The UN official added she is convinced that the coalition led by Saudi Arabia will play a significant role in serving the great objective of keeping children away from the armed conflict. [Full Article...]

Christchurch mosque shootings: Scott Morrison to attend remembrance service

She will also address the domestic and global challenges including the fight against racism and hatred. "I don't want to have a heart like this". "This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand , and the broader Muslim community". [Full Article...]

South Korea's unification minister nominee says North Korea can't have nukes, prosperity

South Korea's unification minister nominee says North Korea can't have nukes, prosperity South Korea's Yonhap news agency said four or five North Korean officials came to the office, about half the usual number, but none of the more senior officials showed up. " North Korea's pull-out Friday from the Kaesong Liason Office has been on cards since Hanoi, given recent no-shows there", Chad O'Carroll, an analyst and chief executive of the Korea Risk Group, said Friday. [Full Article...]

Security Council slams USA for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Security Council slams USA for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila said, "this unilateral action does nothing to assist in finding a long-term peaceful solution to the conflict in the Middle East". "The unilateral decision of the US, for whatever reason it was taken, does not change any global legal decisions", said Russian Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov. [Full Article...]

Australia: Fugitive With Jet Ski and Crossbow Is Caught

Australia: Fugitive With Jet Ski and Crossbow Is Caught The photo was manipulated to blur the watercraft's registration numbers. Locals told police that on Monday the man, who according to officials may have been armed with a crossbow , had been seen getting on a jet ski at Pundsand Bay on Cape York, northern Australia . [Full Article...]

Man charged in Wisconsin kidnapping, killings due in court

Man charged in Wisconsin kidnapping, killings due in court He then allegedly threw Jayme into the trunk of his vehicle and drove to a remote cabin, where authorities say he held her for 88 days until she escaped January 10. Patterson pleaded guilty to two counts of 1st degree intentional homicide, and one count of kidnapping. Thirteen-year-old Jayme was taken in October in an attack at her family's home in northwest Wisconsin that included the slaying... [Full Article...]

United States government charges Facebook with housing discrimination

United States government charges Facebook with housing discrimination Facebook did not immediately respond to a Fortune request for comment. Sandberg added in a blog post: "We look forward to engaging in serious consultation and work with key civil rights groups, experts and policymakers to help us find the right path forward". [Full Article...]


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