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2nd cyclone in weeks leaves Mozambique facing major flooding

2nd cyclone in weeks leaves Mozambique facing major flooding It is the first time on record that two such powerful cyclones have hit Mozambique in so such short intervals. "We are very anxious because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next four days", she added. We are very anxious because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next four days. "We will keep moving until we get somewhere safe", one man sai... [Full Article...]

'Hero' brother, 8, pulls sister from moving auto during 'kidnapping'

'Hero' brother, 8, pulls sister from moving auto during 'kidnapping' The children's great-grandmother, Nita Coburn, 69, told police she had the children with her when she drove her daughter to the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown on Thursday afternoon. Coburn thought she locked her doors, but since the keys were still inside, a safety feature kept them open. Middletown's police chief praised the bravery and quick thinking of the 8-year-old boy. [Full Article...]

China urges US to stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs

China urges US to stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs Many of those taking part carried yellow umbrellas , recalling Hong Kong's massive 2014 pro-democracy protests, the leaders of whom have been sentenced to up to 16 months in prison. Law clerk Edward Wen, 45, said the difference in human rights standards between Hong Kong and the mainland was too great to bridge. Government officials say the changes are needed to plug long-standing legal loophol... [Full Article...]

Whale Discovered With Harness Could Be From Russian Military

Whale Discovered With Harness Could Be From Russian Military Its harness had the words "Equipment St. Petersburg " etched on it. The crew worked together to release the animal from the straps on Saturday. Ree Wiig said "people in Norway's military have shown great interest" in the harness. That program ran until the 1990s. Norway's Aftenposten newspaper have previously reported that the Russian military is believed to have trained sea mammals... [Full Article...]

270 staff die trying to complete Indonesia's mammoth election process

270 staff die trying to complete Indonesia's mammoth election process This time, 26 crore people voted for the presidential elections along with regional and national elections so as to save money. However, the 6 million election workers had to count each ballot by hand, which is a monumental and hard task. [Full Article...]

'A vote for Labour is a vote for Brexit,' claim Liberal Democrats

'A vote for Labour is a vote for Brexit,' claim Liberal Democrats Campaign to give the people the final say, with a referendum that offers a choice between a Brexit deal and the option to Remain in the EU. Tories fear the May 23 poll could result in an electoral mauling for Theresa May if she has not been able to deliver the Brexit that Britons voted for nearly three years ago. [Full Article...]

Guaido says Venezuelan troops have joined his cause

Guaido says Venezuelan troops have joined his cause He was surrounded by the heavily armed soldiers backed by a few armoured vehicles Guaido said soldiers who had taken to the streets were protecting Venezuela's constitution. U.S. sanctions came into effect on Sunday to block Venezuela's economic lifeline of oil exports, in what Washington hopes will be a major blow in its fledgling campaign to topple leftist President Nicolas Maduro . [Full Article...]

'Yeti' footprints in the Himalayas? Indian Army shares images as proof

'Yeti' footprints in the Himalayas? Indian Army shares images as proof On Monday the army took to Twitter to share with its 5.9 million followers the footprints made by what they described as an " abominable snowman " at the Makalu Base Camp in the Himalayas . This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past, the Army claimed. However, in 2007, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation had put forward some photos which they cla... [Full Article...]

Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report Hearing

Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report Hearing He said the committee will "use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena". But according to senior aides for the panel's chairman , Rep. Jerrold Nadler , D-N.Y., Justice Department officials have objected to Democrats' plans to permit extended questioning, including by the committee's lawyers, and said Barr may withdraw. [Full Article...]

Seattle crane accident: Missing connector pins considered as possible cause

Seattle crane accident: Missing connector pins considered as possible cause Alan Justad, who was the former Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Development, was also killed in the accident. Seattle Mayor Jenny A. The building, which was under construction, was located on the new Google Seattle campus, CNN affiliate KOMO reported . The department expanded its investigation to include a fifth company: Seaburg Construction Corp, which employed the t... [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan increased defence spending in 2018, says Swedish think tank

India, Pakistan increased defence spending in 2018, says Swedish think tank Global military expenditure reached its highest level previous year since the end of the Cold War, fueled by increased spending in the United States and China , the world's two biggest economies, a leading defense think-tank said on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block subpoenas

Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block subpoenas House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers and 2020 presidential contenders. "This lawsuit is not created to succeed; it is only created to put off meaningful accountability as long as possible", they said. House Intelligence Committee Cha... [Full Article...]

A look back at Japanese Emperor Akihito's three-decade reign

A look back at Japanese Emperor Akihito's three-decade reign Television images showed Akihito , 85, in a traditional robe entering the main Shrine of Kashikodokoro to report his retirement to the gods. REPORT TO THE SUN GODDESSAkihito reported his abdication in a ritual held in a sanctuary inside the palace grounds honouring the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, from whom mythology says the imperial line is descended. [Full Article...]

FAA considered grounding some Boeing 737 Max planes a year ago

FAA considered grounding some Boeing 737 Max planes a year ago Muilenburg is Boeing's chairman and president in addition to CEO, and faced calls to strip him of one of those titles at Monday's meeting, but a motion to split the chairman and CEO roles did not pass. The company had ordered 48 of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft - the first MAX 8 was due to be delivered in November 2019, while the MAX 10 was originally scheduled for January 2022. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein to Resign as Deputy Attorney General

Rod Rosenstein to Resign as Deputy Attorney General He delayed his resignation until Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's report to Congress and the American public. "We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls". [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez, Conway spar on Twitter over Sri Lanka response

Ocasio-Cortez, Conway spar on Twitter over Sri Lanka response Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the criticism her opposition to VA reform had received, but doubled down on her defense of the status quo at the agency, according to video of the Queens town hall captured by America Rising. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday attacked a Democratic colleague in the House after apparently mistaking him for a Republican. 'What was the point of you bringing this up on... [Full Article...]

Authorities thwart terror plot in California

Authorities thwart terror plot in California Domingo contemplated drive by shootings and detonating a bomb at the Santa Monica pier before deciding to detonate an improvised explosive device at an April 28, 2019 rally in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach that he believed was organized by white nationalists. [Full Article...]

Norwegian fishermen find beluga whale 'trained by Russian military'

Norwegian fishermen find beluga whale 'trained by Russian military' Several outlets pointed to more recent alleged military uses of sea mammals by Russian Federation. "One of the videos shows the whale bobbing its head out of the water and opening its mouth". The newspaper says public Russian government records show the defense ministry spent about $25,000 purchasing five bottle-nosed dolphins in 2016 from a sealife center in Moscow. [Full Article...]

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years Baghdadi said in the video that the group would seek revenge for the killing and imprisonment of its militants as he praised suicide bombers who carried out attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka last week. According to news agency Reuters, he says the group is fighting a "battle of attrition". His last voice recording to his supporters was released in August 2018 - eight months after Iraq a... [Full Article...]

NRA Under Investigation By New York Attorney General

NRA Under Investigation By New York Attorney General According to CNN , North tried to remove longtime NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre over allegations of financial misconduct, including the improper use of $200,000 of NRA funds to purchase clothing from a vendor. "I know I ain't guilty, and I'm going to demand from my fellow NRA board members the same thing I demand from my management, and my family and my sons and daughters - it's accountability". [Full Article...]


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