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Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi is an American Muslim scholar and writer of Pakistani descent.
Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also teaches in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he resides. Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 The New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as "one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam."
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Video: Story of Adam ~ Yasir Qadhi 1:26:28
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Video: Prophet Lot's story and its relevance today -  Yasir Qadhi 23:08
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Video: The Legacy of Abraham - The most respected human on earth - Yasir Qadhi 35:20
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Video: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - Yasir Qadhi 27:10
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Video: The Islamic Stance on Human Evolution - Yasir Qadhi 43:34
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Video: The Gospel Of Thomas - Yasir Qadhi 3:22
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Video: The Gospel of Thomas - Yasir Qadhi 6:32
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Video: Jesus in Islam and Christianity - Yasir Qadhi 30:22
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Video: Jesus in Islam - Yasir Qadhi 30:22
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Video: The Islamic view on Homosexuality - Yasir Qadhi and Eddie Redzovic (DeenShowTV) 32:40
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Video: The Theory of Evolution in Islam - Yasir Qadhi 30:49
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Video: Agreements & Differences between Christianity and Islam - James White vs Yasir Qadhi 1:56:24
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Video: Muhammad: Fake or True Messenger of God? - Yasir Qadhi 1:19:23
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Video: The Quran: Eternal Living Miracle of God - Yasir Qadhi 1:32:52
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Video: Christian-Muslim Dialogue - James White vs Yasir Qadhi 1/2 1:56:24
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Video: Christian-Muslim Dialogue - James White vs Yasir Qadhi 2/2 1:23:12
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Video: How should Muslims deal with Homosexuality? - Yasir Qadhi 7:18
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Video: History of Jerusalem, Palestine and Islam - Yasir Qadhi 24:29
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Video: Muhammad and His Love Story - Yasir Qadhi 1/2 17:41
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Video: Muhammad and His Love Story - Yasir Qadhi 2/2 34:49
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Video: Why was Muhammad born in Arabia? - Yasir Qadhi 1/2 19:25
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Video: Why was Muhammad born in Arabia? - Yasir Qadhi 2/2 30:20
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Video: Different Versions of the Quran Myth - Yasir Qadhi 35:05
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Video: Infinite Evidence for existence of God - Yasir Qadhi 7:03
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Video: Our Silence on Tariq Ramadan's case is deafening - Yasir Qadhi 1:28
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Video: Prayers of Solomon, Jinn & Magic - Yasir Qadhi 26:22
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: His Characteristics - Yasir Qadhi 1/18 23:58
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: His Characteristics - Yasir Qadhi 2/18 23:53
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: His Characteristics - Yasir Qadhi 3/18 23:27
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Sources of Biography - Yasir Qadhi 4/18 23:33
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Pre-Birth Era 1 - Yasir Qadhi 5/18 23:38
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Pre-Birth Era 2 - Yasir Qadhi 6/18 23:38
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Birth & Childhood - Yasir Qadhi 7/18 23:48
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Adolescence - Yasir Qadhi 8/18 24:01
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Building of Kabah - Yasir Qadhi 9/18 24:01
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: First Revelation - Yasir Qadhi 10/18 24:01
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Early Teachings - Yasir Qadhi 11/18 24:01
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Opposition - Yasir Qadhi 12/18 24:10
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Persecution & Torture - Yasir Qadhi 13/18 23:49
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Migration to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) - Yasir Qadhi 14/18 24:07
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: The Boycott - Yasir Qadhi 15/18 24:08
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Taif Incident - Yasir Qadhi 16/18 24:43
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Isra-Miraj 1 - Yasir Qadhi 17/18 23:45
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Video: Life of Prophet Muhammad: Isra-Miraj 2 - Yasir Qadhi 18/18 23:19
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Video: Blasphemy Law in Islam - Yasir Qadhi 8:06
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Video: Pre-Islam Pagan Arabs made idols of Hubal (Moon god), Lat, Uzza, and Manat, but never Allah - Yasir Qadhi 7:46
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  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Intersections: China and the US in the Middle East jcalabrese Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:13
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    Sania Mirza got into an ugly spat with Veena Malik on Twitter.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Pakistan's loss to India in their World Cup has seen a war of words between the two celebrities.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    UN announced that there will be 9.8 billion people on the planet in 2050.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Doctors removed objects weighing 800 gms in total.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    U.S. military released a video last week it said showed Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Move is first such trip by a Chinese president in 14 years and comes amid stalling nuclear talks with the USChinese president Xi Jinping will make his first state visit to North Korea this week in an attempt to defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, months after the last denuclearisation summit ended in failure.Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said Xi, the first Chinese leader to visit North Korea in 14 years, would meet the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Thursday and Friday. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The ex-CIA leaker who gave WikiLeaks the ‘Vault7’ documents smuggled phones into a Manhattan jail with the intention of waging an “information war” against the US government and “finally revers[ing] US jingoism” from behind bars. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The ex-CIA leaker who gave WikiLeaks the ‘Vault7’ documents smuggled phones into a Manhattan jail with the intention of waging an “information war” against the US government and “finally revers[ing] US jingoism” from behind bars. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Tensions between China and the U.S. are threatening to slow global trade further, threatening some Asian economies.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A decrease in temperatures is expected today.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    International reaction following the news of the death of the former Egyptian president.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Labour's Stella Creasy hits out at Parliament's rules, which do not recognise maternity leave.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    An independent review of U.N. operations in the years before thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled a brutal crackdown by Myanmar’s military concluded the organization’s many bodies failed to act together, resulting in “systemic and structural failures.”
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    President starts bid for second term from vulnerable poll position … Johnson faces rivals in TV debate … and snail mucus inspires incredibly strong glueHello, it’s Warren Murray bringing you an executive summary of the news. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Beyond the blarney of the Kerry tourist trail, the Reeks District is pitching itself as the country’s adventure playground, with five outdoor activities on offerHalfway through cycling the Ring of the Reeks in Kerry, I realise I am going to make it. Not just the circuit’s full 90km but also the tourist board’s Big Five Challenge, which was launched this month.I started my mission three days earlier with a seven-hour trek to the top of Ireland’s highest peak, 1,039-metre Carrauntoohil in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the range of mountains I’m now encircling by bike. The following day’s action included surfing on Inch Beach, kayaking for 6km across Caragh Lake, and night-time paddleboarding on Cloon Lough in Kerry’s Dark Sky Reserve. Today’s ride includes 1,350 metres of climbing over three of Ireland’s highest mountain passes. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs have abducted 10 fishermen from boats in waters off Borneo, renewing security worries in Malaysia’s Sabah state
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    In his regular BBC Sport column, Andy Murray says a strange sequence of events helped him choose Royal hip surgeon Sarah Muirhead-Allwood.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Authorities are facing scrutiny after Mohammed Morsi, 67, died on Monday after collapsing in court.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Authorities are facing scrutiny after Mohammed Morsi, 67, died on Monday after collapsing in court.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    China's Alibaba Group on Tuesday said its chief financial officer, Maggie Wu, will oversee the firm's strategic acquisitions and investments unit, as part of a business and management reshuffle at the e-commerce giant.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Machete-wielding tween takes down burglar in North Carolina, controversial former Maine governor to spend summer bartending, and more       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has presided over a tumultuous recent period, which for many, has left Europe on the brink.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Philip Arps had also made a modified version of the video that he intended to share as a meme.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy talks Reece Parkinson through his Match of the Day Mix playlist featuring Westlife and Kasabian but no happy hardcore, despite rumours that he is a big fan.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Egypt’s ousted President Morsi, quietly buried under heavy security in Cairo cemetery after dramatic courtroom death
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Your morning briefing for 18 June 2019.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The country's first freely elected leader, who has been in jail for the last six years, collapsed and died in a court.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Lack of training and understanding is leading to avoidable deaths, MPs warnLack of understanding of eating disorders among doctors is resulting in too many avoidable deaths, with medical staff receiving too little training, a parliamentary select committee has found.Training on eating disorders in medical schools is limited to “just a few hours”, but junior doctors and GPs need significantly more, according to a report by the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee published on Tuesday. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Government backs voluntary measures for clothing industry despite environmental costs Ministers have rejected recommendations from MPs to clean up the huge environmental impact of fast fashion, which sees 300,000 tonnes of clothing burned or buried in the UK every year.MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) said a charge of 1p for each garment was urgently needed to raise £35m a year for better clothing collection and sorting, a move supported by many in the industry. But the government’s response, published on Tuesday, failed to commit to this, stating only that it could be considered by 2025. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A booming seal population is drawing the apex predator to the Massachusetts peninsula where contact with humans followsWhen beachgoers arrive at Cahoon Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod peninsula, the first thing they see is a large sign displaying a photo of a great white shark.“WARNING” it reads. “Great white sharks hunt seals in the shallow water at this beach. People have been seriously injured or killed by sharks along this coastline.” Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    With poor poll numbers against Democrats, president faces coordinated opposition – but history may be on his sideDonald Trump will formally launch his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday in one of the weakest positions of any incumbent president in modern times.Trump will seek to project self-confidence and portray himself as a winner when he takes the stage at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, before a typically raucous 20,000 capacity crowd more than 16 months before election day in November 2020. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Director says series will portray Indians as equal to their white counterparts Portraying Indians’ lives on TV as equally important as white lives is “a flipping radical thing”, the director of ITV’s new Sunday night drama, Beecham House, has said.Bend it like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha’s new six-part series tells the story of how India became part of the British empire. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    ‘There is a well-known sample on there – really well known – but I’m not going to say what it is in case someone comes after us’Me and my twin brother Jez used to go to this fair when we were 13. One day I won a prize – a record – and we were chased back to the train station by some locals who didn’t like us being there. I played it when I got home, thought it was crap and stuck it at the back of my collection, never to be seen again. It was a version of Hair – not the official soundtrack but music inspired by the film of the musical. It was pretty dreadful. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    With poor poll numbers against Democrats, president faces coordinated opposition – but history may be on his sideDonald Trump will formally launch his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday in one of the weakest positions of any incumbent president in modern times.Trump will seek to project self-confidence and portray himself as a winner when he takes the stage at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, before a typically raucous 20,000 capacity crowd more than 16 months before election day in November 2020. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    By following one family over the course of the next 15 years, Russell T Davies’ powerful drama offers up a chilling forecast of where our country might be headingWith the finale of Years and Years approaching, how might the story end? Will Viv Rook, the populist prime minister of 2029, succeed in disappearing every refugee and member of the working class? Will radical activist Edith Lyons stop Rook in her tracks, succumb to radiation poisoning, or do both at the same time? Will Edith’s no-good brother Stephen discover a conscience, or at least get some colour in his cheeks? And as for Stephen’s daughter, Bethany, whose brain has been plugged into the internet by the Home Office; will her Three-Eyed Raven-style powers solve the problems of humanity, or at least help us switch energy providers?We soon shall see. A six-part drama by Russell T Davies, Years and Years is a bold mashup of at least three different genres – kitchen sink drama, near future sci-fi and state-of-the-nation polemic – and it has juggled the requirements of each form effectively. You care about the characters, believe in the futuristic inventions (such as “the blink”, a stick that disrupts wireless communications) and recognise the political tensions that pit parts of the Lyons family against each other. Furthermore, it’s all done with a lightness of touch that stops you from dwelling too long on any less convincing aspects (why did Daniel get on that boat?). Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth‘People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented,” says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergström. An hour’s train ride from Stockholm, the “Sheffield of Sweden” has had something of an image problem in recent years. Once a steel-producing powerhouse, the town has fallen on hard times, thanks to the rapid decline in the industry throughout the 1970s. It now has an unemployment rate that is almost double the national average of 8%.But the town has come up with an answer: recycling. Far from the Scandinavian stereotype of glossy modernity, Eskilstuna’s wide-paved, near-deserted grey streets are populated by kitsch 1980s pizzerias, workers’ cafes and gloomy pubs – not a place where you would expect to find such a radical approach to the environment. Yet since 2012, Eskilstuna has implemented a spate of green initiatives, vying to make it the most environmentally friendly city in Sweden – and perhaps the world. Public buses and cars are run on biogas and electricity, and the town uses low-carbon combined heat and power plants, which use the thermal energy from electricity production to heat water. Residents sort their waste into seven multicoloured categories at home – green for food, pink for textiles, grey for metal, yellow for paper, blue for newspaper, orange for plastic and black for mixed – and for the past four years people have been able to drop off their unwanted goods for recycling at Bergström’s secondhand mall. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth‘People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented,” says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergström. An hour’s train ride from Stockholm, the “Sheffield of Sweden” has had something of an image problem in recent years. Once a steel-producing powerhouse, the town has fallen on hard times, thanks to the rapid decline in the industry throughout the 1970s. It now has an unemployment rate that is almost double the national average of 8%.But the town has come up with an answer: recycling. Far from the Scandinavian stereotype of glossy modernity, Eskilstuna’s wide-paved, near-deserted grey streets are populated by kitsch 1980s pizzerias, workers’ cafes and gloomy pubs – not a place where you would expect to find such a radical approach to the environment. Yet since 2012, Eskilstuna has implemented a spate of green initiatives, vying to make it the most environmentally friendly city in Sweden – and perhaps the world. Public buses and cars are run on biogas and electricity, and the town uses low-carbon combined heat and power plants, which use the thermal energy from electricity production to heat water. Residents sort their waste into seven multicoloured categories at home – green for food, pink for textiles, grey for metal, yellow for paper, blue for newspaper, orange for plastic and black for mixed – and for the past four years people have been able to drop off their unwanted goods for recycling at Bergström’s secondhand mall. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Britain does not merely supply the bombs that fall on Yemen – it provides the personnel and expertise that keep the war going. But is the government breaking the law? By Arron MeratFor more than four years, a brutal Saudi air campaign has bombarded Yemen, killing tens of thousands, injuring hundreds of thousands and displacing millions – creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. And British weapons are doing much of the killing. Every day Yemen is hit by British bombs – dropped by British planes that are flown by British-trained pilots and maintained and prepared inside Saudi Arabia by thousands of British contractors.The Saudi-led military coalition, which includes the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait, has “targeted civilians … in a widespread and systematic manner”, according to the UN – dropping bombs on hospitals, schools, weddings, funerals and even camps for displaced people fleeing the bombing. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Britain does not merely supply the bombs that fall on Yemen – it provides the personnel and expertise that keep the war going. But is the government breaking the law? By Arron MeratFor more than four years, a brutal Saudi air campaign has bombarded Yemen, killing tens of thousands, injuring hundreds of thousands and displacing millions – creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. And British weapons are doing much of the killing. Every day Yemen is hit by British bombs – dropped by British planes that are flown by British-trained pilots and maintained and prepared inside Saudi Arabia by thousands of British contractors.The Saudi-led military coalition, which includes the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait, has “targeted civilians … in a widespread and systematic manner”, according to the UN – dropping bombs on hospitals, schools, weddings, funerals and even camps for displaced people fleeing the bombing. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The de facto leader of Sudan's military junta is bringing his bloody career to bear against the country's pro-democracy protesters.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Photographer Tom Fox was mere feet away from a gunman who opened fire at a Dallas federal courthouse on Monday.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    China urges all sides to exercise restraint and ease tension in the Gulf region, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff between Iran and United States following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Tuesday that he does not want to see fighting between the Syrian and Turkish militaries.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    California police have arrested a man suspected of making online threats to shoot up a Jewish temple, saying he had a fascination with Adolf Hitler and planned to emulate a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and a similar one near San Diego.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A mountaineering group says a Pakistani climber has been killed and Italian and Pakistani members of the same expedition have been injured after being caught in an avalanche on a mountain in northern Pakistan
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The global population will add 2 billion in the next three decades, closing in on the 10-billion milestone by 2050, the UN said. India, projected to overtake China, will lead the charge. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Houthis have launched several strikes at Abha airport last week that wounded 26 people.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    It’s a ‘fairly rare’ event, arachnology expert says, as it’s more common to see huntsman eat small birds or frogs. Prepare for Tasmania’s spider possum Pygmy possums usually aren’t on the menu for huntsman spiders.But an Australian man from Tasmania has captured the rare moment a huntsman attempted to devour a tiny possum at a lodge in the Mount Field national park, 64 km north-west of Hobart. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    He was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A law firm representing relatives the Sandy Hook shooting victims claims child porn images were found in the trove of emails handed over by the InfoWars founder to the plaintiffs. Alex Jones says he was set up. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A law firm representing relatives the Sandy Hook shooting victims claims child porn images were found in the trove of emails handed over by the InfoWars founder to the plaintiffs. Alex Jones says he was set up. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A defense lawyer says Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been buried in Cairo, with family attending
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a flying visit to Washington.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Police say two were seriously wounded at the event celebrating the basketball win.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Police say two were seriously wounded at the event celebrating the basketball win.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Conservative leadership contest is on the front pages again, with many focusing on Rory Stewart.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    From cringeworthy jokes to tear-jerking speeches, we've rounded up highlights from this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    More than 4,000 people were relocated as dozens of structures were damaged or collapsed.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The head of the legislature in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, formally declared his candidacy on Tuesday in the race to run the Chinese-controlled territory for the next five years.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says the deployment is in response to Iran's 'hostile behaviour'.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter took advantage of the Marlins' shift by laying down a perfect bunt that he was able to turn into a stand-up double.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Gen. Jack Keane: Trump sanctions 'crippling' Iran, trying to curb 'aggressive behavior'  Fox NewsPompeo to meet with U.S. commanders amid growing crisis with Iran  NBC NewsIn Iran crisis, our worst fears about Trump are realized  The Washington PostIran is winning, but US has options, in Gulf crisis | TheHill  The HillThe Case for Restraint in the Gulf  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Much of Venezuela is in a state of decay and abandonment. In Maracaibo, the misery is particularly acute.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Omar calls for US to ‘return to table’ after report on Iran’s uranium threat, blames Trump  Fox NewsIran Threatens to Exceed Some Limits of Nuclear Deal, and Trump Orders Deployment of 1,000 More Troops  The New York TimesUS sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions  CNNTrump is seen as all bluff and no policy on Iran  The Washington PostIran, Europe and Trump  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal’s first remodeled Papa John’s location is now open at Georgia Tech.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Event organized by The Poor People’s Campaign tackled issues ranging from bipartisanship to inequality and systemic racismJoe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner, clashed with his primary rivals on Monday over whether it is “naive” to try and work with and win over Republicans in a post-Donald Trump era.Appearing at an event with other Democratic candidates for the first time in the 2020 race, Biden spoke at a forum in Washington organised by The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Philip Arps sentenced to 21 months for ‘glorifying and encouraging’ the mass shooting in New ZealandA Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being shot dead at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison.Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on 15 March as he began the shooting at two mosques in which 51 people died. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    NSW police say they will conduct a postmortem and hold grave concerns for mother’s welfareThe body of a newborn baby has been found abandoned in the back yard of a home at Newcastle.New South Wales emergency services were called to an address on Church Street in Stockton, north of the CBD, just after 7am on Tuesday following the discovery. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Opposition accuses government of neglecting children's health as encephalitis outbreak kills scores in Bihar state.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Tensions between countries on the rise after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on oil tankersThe US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to “hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups”, Patrick Shanahan, the acting defence secretary, announced on Monday.The move further heightens tensions between the two nations. Last week Washington blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships, which came more than a year after Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal and restoring economic sanctions. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Tensions between countries on the rise after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on oil tankersThe US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to “hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups”, Patrick Shanahan, the acting defence secretary, announced on Monday.The move further heightens tensions between the two nations. Last week Washington blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tanker ships, which came more than a year after Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal and restoring economic sanctions. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in May, complicating government efforts to keep frothy housing markets under control as it rolls out more stimulus for the slowing economy.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Author: APID: 1560828404815006100Tue, 2019-06-18 03:23 WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison. Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as he began killing 51 people at two mosques. Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll said that when questioned about the video, Arps had described it as “awesome” and had shown no empathy toward the victims. The judge said Arps had strong and unrepentant views about the Muslim community and had, in effect, committed a hate crime. The judge said Arps had compared himself to Rudolf Hess, a Nazi leader under Adolf Hitler. “Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out under the pretext of religious and racial hatred,” the judge said. O’Driscoll said Arps had sent the video to 30 associates. The judge said Arps also asked somebody to insert crosshairs and include a kill count in order to create an Internet meme, although there was no evidence he’d shared the meme. Under New Zealand laws aimed at preventing the distribution of objectionable material, Arps faced up to 14 years imprisonment on each count. In other cases, at least five other people were also charged with illegally sharing the shooting video. An 18-year-old was jailed in March while the others weren’t kept in custody. The teen is accused of sharing the video and an image of the Al Noor mosque with the words “target acquired.” He is next due to appear in court on July 31. The judge said Arps had argued he had a right to distribute the video under the banner of freedom to pursue his political beliefs. Arps’ lawyer Anselm Williams told the judge that Arps should not be sent to prison. “It’s my submission that this court needs to be very careful to sentence Mr. Arps based on what it is that he has actually done, and what he accepts he has done, not on the basis of the views that he holds,” Williams said. After the hearing, Williams said Arps had filed an appeal against his sentence at the High Court, but declined to comment further. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, last week pleaded not guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in the mosque shooting case. His trial has been scheduled for next May. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has helped lead a global pledge named the “Christchurch Call,” aimed at boosting efforts to keep Internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. New Zealand has also tightened its gun laws and banned certain types of semi-automatic weapons since the attack. Main category: WorldTags: New Zealand New Zealand terrorist pleads not guilty in mosque killings, shows little emotionFacebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Illegal immigrants to the United States will be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    According to China's top economic planning body, some local companies are cutting back on their efforts to hire new university graduates.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Iran, Venezuela, Xi Jinping: Here’s what you need to know.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Actor John Cusack has been raked over the coals on Twitter after he blamed “a bot” for retweeting an allegedly antisemitic meme featuring a fake Voltaire quote and a large hand emblazoned with the star of David. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Actor John Cusack has been raked over the coals on Twitter after he blamed “a bot” for retweeting an allegedly antisemitic meme featuring a fake Voltaire quote and a large hand emblazoned with the star of David. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    London commuters and racegoers at Royal Ascot are advised to check details of trains online.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their bottom line.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The chief inspector of prisons says the task to improve conditions at HMP Birmingham is "huge".
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Head of comedy tells festival that there are a ‘significant lack’ of women and an ‘awful lot’ of all-male teamsITV’s head of comedy has said she will no longer commission any show with an all-male writing team, or one that has just a “token woman”.Saskia Schuster took action after an audit of her shows revealed “an awful lot” of all-male teams and a “significant lack” of women in scripted commissions. She said for every five scripts sent to her by a man, she would receive just one by a woman. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Education Department to probe UNC-Duke conference on Gaza after allegations of anti-Semitism emerge  Fox NewsThe Department of Education will investigate the potential bias of a taxpayer-funded college conference which the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press agency said on Tuesday, citing the Saudi-led coalition.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The huge blackout in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Dogs may have developed facial muscles that allow them to make 'puppy dog eyes' specifically to communicate with humans, according to a new study.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    If you wanted to see Luke finally leave the show, today is not your lucky day. It's your Luke-y day.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Artist's impression of how Heathrow could look with a third runway
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Sharer of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Video Gets 21 Months  TIMENew Zealand mosque shooting: Philip Neville Arps, man who shared Christchurch video, sentenced to 21 months in prison  CBS NewsMan who shared New Zealand massacre video gets 21 months in prison  New York Post Christchurch man jailed for sharing video footage of massacre  The GuardianMan jailed for sharing sickening footage of Christchurch terror attack  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed "Bone." Officials did not release details, but according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press, the man, whose real name is Gabriel Alexánder Pérez Vizcaíno, is accused of being the liaison between the alleged hit men and the person who paid them.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    It's unclear whether Elijah Daniel really bought property in Hell, or if Monday's announcement was a publicity stunt.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Nicholas Sparks took to Facebook to apologize for past emails he has sent that suggested intolerance to the LGBTQ community.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Increasing numbers of people aged between 41 and 60 are being recruited by criminals to launder money.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for running a large Ponzi scheme.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.
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  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Myanmar's most prominent group of nationalist Buddhist monks on Monday condemned sedition charges against one of its leading members, Wirathu, ahead of a hearing in the fugitive monk's case expected on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Tony Blair’s legacy since leaving office has been the subject of heated debate both within the Labour party and the country at large. As Paul Lewis reports, his re-entry into the national debate on Brexit comes at a time of a crisis of trust in British politics and a rise in populism. Also today: Jim Waterson on the Saudi investment in the Evening StandardTony Blair is Labour’s most electorally successful prime minister, but his legacy has been the source of bitter rows ever since he left office. Now he is back, and making a series of impassioned interventions on Brexit. He has recently released a video defending his record as prime minister after Jeremy Corbyn lumped together Blair’s Labour government with the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Scandal-ridden Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to spending nearly $800 million to bribe officials across Latin America to win contracts, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, judicial sources said.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says "the technology for autonomous flying" is already here, and the only obstacles to progress are regulators - and "the traveling public," understandably wary of pilotless planes. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    More than half of refugee girls living in Lebanon's capital face sexual violence and harassment regularly, report says.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The field of six candidates will narrow further, with at least one set to be knocked out of the race.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    HTP sky views
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Musician Dave Mustaine attends the NAMM Show 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center on January 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The US issues more Gulf tanker attack photos as it sends 1,000 extra troops to the Middle East.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The US issues more Gulf tanker attack photos as it sends 1,000 extra troops to the Middle East.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Chinese president to visit his reclusive ally this week before meeting US president at the G20 meeting.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Last week, the Trump administration accused Tehran of being responsible for an explosion that set two oil tankers on fire off the coast of Iran.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Despite the popularity of companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, meat consumption around the world continues to rise.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Major U.S. tobacco companies could be in for a massive financial hit if the FDA elects to limit nicotine content in cigarettes.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Move is first such trip by a Chinese president in 14 years and comes amid stalling nuclear talks with the USChinese president Xi Jinping will make his first state visit to North Korea this week, state media have announced, amid stalling US talks with the regime on its nuclear program.Xi will meet Kim Jong-un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. It said the trip will be the first by a Chinese president in 14 years. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The signature red hat made famous by President Trump has divided Americans on what it represents.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The signature red hat made famous by President Trump has divided Americans on what it represents.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Boeing's 737 MAX Name Change: What You Need To Know  ForbesBoeing records zero new plane orders as Paris Air Show starts slow  CNBCAirbus launches world's 'longest range' narrow-body plane  CNNBoeing's 737 Max Could Take To The Skies Again | TIME  TIMEAirbus Wins Major 100-Plane Order Over Boeing  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    ‘Given the chance at a new life, we have grabbed it with both hands,’ Abbas Nazari saysOne of the asylum seekers the Norwegian cargo ship Tampa rescued in 2001 has won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies in the US.Abbas Nazari was seven years old when his family boarded a fishing boat from Indonesia to Australia. He was one of more than 430 people, predominantly of the ethnic minority Hazaras of Afghanistan, who were caught up in an international standoff when the boat foundered. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway in the stricken area.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    An internal report says the UN suffered from "fragmented strategy" ahead of brutal military action against Rohingya.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer whose 2016 meeting with Trump campaign members was a major point in ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory, has been suspended from Twitter for reasons unknown. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    State Department cuts new funds to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, pending immigration fixes  Fox NewsThe State Department announced Monday it will cut new foreign aid to the "Northern Triangle" countries -- Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador -- unless their ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A wide range of U.S. companies told a hearing in Washington on Monday that they have few alternatives other than China for producing clothing, electronics and other consumer goods as the Trump administration prepares new tariffs on remaining U.S.-China trade.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Quebec have adopted a law banning public service employees from wearing religious symbols. Critics and advocates both see it as an attempt of the Francophone region to preserve its identity. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    President Donald Trump has reportedly considered a pardon for Gallagher who has pleaded not guilty and denies the charges against him.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the attack.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Spanish government has violated the rights of three Catalan leaders elected to the European Parliament by blocking them from collecting their credentials, 76 MEPs said in a letter sent to the governing body of the European legislature on Monday.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A French court has ruled that pirated sports content belonging to the Qatar-based broadcaster beIN was accessible via a Saudi-based satellite operator, but said it had not found evidence of "clear and illegal disruption", court documents seen by Reuters showed.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Well, I guess he should get a RIP even though I had no great admiration. That said, it just goes to show that even more dangerous than Islamist fundamentalism is courtroom fixing.One more thing it goes to show: Ya cant have a functional democracy without freedoms of speech and press.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Author: APID: 1560815314112059800Mon, 2019-06-17 21:01 UNITED NATIONS: The world’s population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division said in a new report that world population could reach its peak of nearly 11 billion around the end of the century. But Population Division Director John Wilmoth cautioned that because 2100 is many decades away this outcome “is not certain, and in the end the peak could come earlier or later, at a lower or higher level of total population.” The new population projections indicate that nine countries will be responsible for more than half the projected population growth between now and 2050. In descending order of the expected increase, they are: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States. In sub-Saharan Africa, population is projected to nearly double by 2050, the report said. Undersecretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Lu Zhenmin said in a statement: “Many of the fastest growing populations are in the poorest countries, where population growth brings additional challenges in the effort to eradicate poverty,” promote gender equality and improve health care and education. The report confirmed that the world’s population is growing older due to increasing life expectancy and falling fertility levels. The global fertility rate fell from 3.2 births per woman in 1990 to 2.5 births in 2019 and is projected to decline further to 2.2 births by 2050. A fertility rate of 2.1 births per woman is need to ensure population replacement and avoid declines, according to the report. In 2019, the fertility rate in sub-Saharan Africa was the highest at 4.6 births per woman, with Pacific islands, northern Africa, and western, central and southern Asia above the replacement level, said the report. But since 2010, it said 27 countries or areas have lost one percent or more of their population. “Between 2019 and 2050 populations are projected to decrease by one percent or more in 55 countries or areas, of which 26 may see a reduction of at least 10 percent,” the UN said. “In China, for example, the population is projected to decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 percent, between 2019 and 2050.” Wilmoth, the head of the Population Division, told a news conference launching the report that the population growth rate is slowing down as the fertility level gradually decreases. That decrease usually follows a reduction in the mortality level that initially instigated growth, he said. Wilmoth stressed that multiple factors lead to lower fertility including increasing education and employment, especially for women, and more jobs in urban than rural areas, which motivate people away from costly large families to smaller families. But to achieve this, he said, people also need access to modern methods of contraception. According to the “World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights” report, migration is also a major component of population growth or loss in some countries. Between 2010 and 2020, it said 14 countries or areas will see a net inflow of more than one million migrants while 10 countries will experience a similar loss. For example, some of the largest outflows of people — including from Bangladesh, Mepal and the Philippines — are driven by the demand for migrant workers, the report said. But some migrants are driven from their home countries by violence, insecurity and conflict, including from Myanmar, Syria and Venezuela. The UN said countries experiencing a net inflow of migrants over the decade include Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. Main category: WorldTags: World populationUnited Nations (UN) India’s population skews young, which may sway its electionsNearly 50% of world population still have no Internet access
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Race goers might find their journey to Royal Ascot more awkward than normal
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Waiters tell the BBC it is common for staff to foot the bill when customers walk out without paying.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    New Jersey man becomes latest American tourist to die at a Dominican Republic resort  NBC NewsAnother American tourist died in her hotel room in the Dominican Republic, resort says  CNNSenior trip to Dominican Republic descends into disaster after group falls ill  New York Post New Jersey man, 55, is latest case of tourist's death in Dominican Republic  Fox NewsWife of Man Who Died at Dominican Republic Resort Says Officials 'Recommended' She Cremate Husband  PEOPLE.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A victim of the regime at a notorious children's home has come forward to tell her story - one of hundreds of accounts of abuse heard by a national inquiry.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The United States said Monday it has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, against the backdrop of soaring tensions with Iran.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The cousin of a man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco has questions about what happened because the shooting victim was nonverbal and had an intellectual disability, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    It's a start you can never depend on or trust usa to keep its agreements anymore!
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    John Austin Hopkins, of Springboro, has been indicted on 36 counts of gross sexual imposition, according to prosecutor.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Research teams traversing partially melted fjord to retrieve weather equipment release startling pictureRapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment.A photo, taken by Steffen Olsen from the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteorological Institute on 13 June, showed sled dogs wading through water ankle-deep on top of a melting ice sheet in the country’s north-west. In the startling image, it seems as though the dogs are walking on water. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Research teams traversing partially melted fjord to retrieve weather equipment release startling pictureRapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment.A photo, taken by Steffen Olsen from the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteorological Institute on 13 June, showed sled dogs wading through water ankle-deep on top of a melting ice sheet in the country’s north-west. In the startling image, it seems as though the dogs are walking on water. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The British government said on Tuesday it planned to give the competition watchdog new powers to fine companies selling products such as mortgages, insurance and mobile phones which exploited the loyalty of their customers.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.  The New York TimesBah humbug! Trump's plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers  ReutersHundreds of Companies Beg Trump Not to Commit Economic Suicide  Vanity FairUS firms say China tariffs will raise costs, see few sourcing alternatives  CNBCThe Trade War Is Taking Money From Your Wallet, and Returning Some, Too  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    US Sending 1000 Additional Troops to Middle East Following Tanker Attacks  The Daily BeastThe United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday. The move comes ...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Want to keep up with USA TODAY's editorial cartoons? Bookmark this page. We'll update it frequently.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Two sisters in Venice are trying to overturn the unwritten rule that gondolas are made by men.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Two sisters in Venice are trying to overturn the unwritten rule that gondolas are made by men.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations she shoplifted a doll.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Watch the best action from day 11 of the Women's World Cup including a brilliant back heel assist, an epic first touch and VAR relief for hosts France.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Syria's war is near an end but its universities are struggling to help the country's recovery.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Syria's war is near an end but its universities are struggling to help the country's recovery.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    An 18-point plan to end the era of throwaway clothes and improve working conditions is dismissed.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The broadcaster will no longer commission comedies that don't have any women in the writers' room.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    What’s more, Iranians boats were amongst the first to rescue the desperate crews after the attacks took place. A video has emerged on YouTube in which grateful crew members thank Iran for its assistance.Actually both crews were rescued by other passing ships. However the Iranians decided to surround the first ship and demand3d that the captain hand over the crew, he did and they were then transported to Iran and kept for 2 days for propaganda purposes. However the video from Press TV does not show a crew happy to be rescued but rather a crew worried about what will happen next. The crew of the other boat asked for the USS Bainbridge pick them up after the Iranians surrounded the boat that had picked them up.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Launch welcomed by nature and motoring groups hoping to cut deaths and accidentsAfter decades of being killed on the road in huge numbers, hedgehogs are finally to get their own road sign warning drivers to watch out for them.The new signs bearing the silhouette of the animal in a red triangle will be placed in areas where the accident risk is highest and will also be used to warn about squirrels, badgers, otters and other small animals crossing. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State Department said that after a review of more than $615 million in assistance that President Donald Trump ordered in March to be cut entirely, it would go ahead with $432 million in projects and grants that had been previously approved.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Home runs are flying at a record rate in 2019 and three teams are on pace to shatter the mark for most homers in a season.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Pakistani politician dons Facebook 'cat' filter during press conference  Fox NewsAccidental cat filter derails political press conference  CNNPakistani politician’s event streamed on Facebook with cat filter on  Vox.comPakistani politician accidentally livestreams press conference using a 'cat filter' | TheHill  The HillPolitician Addresses Voters As A Cat, After Facebook Filter Left On  ForbesView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A Fathers’ Day "joke" tweet by the Topeka, Kansas police encouraging mothers to turn in their baby-daddies if they’ve committed any crimes blew up in the department’s face after it was perceived as somewhat less than humorous. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A Fathers’ Day "joke" tweet by the Topeka, Kansas police encouraging mothers to turn in their baby-daddies if they’ve committed any crimes blew up in the department’s face after it was perceived as somewhat less than humorous. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Author: APID: 1560813180401979200Mon, 2019-06-17 23:04 TORONTO: Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns were recovered, Toronto police said, and investigators did not discuss a possible motive for the attack. Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting in a stampede from the City Hall square, which was packed with tens of thousands of people. Earlier Monday, well over a million fans packed downtown Toronto for a parade for the Raptors, raising concerns about safety and overcrowding as the city celebrated its first major sports title in more than a quarter-century. Police Chief Mark Saunders said four people suffered gunshot wounds but said none of the injuries were life-threatening. Others suffered minor injuries as they tried to get away from the shooting, said Saunders, who asked for witnesses and people who might have video to come forward and help investigators. Andrew Singh said he heard what appeared to be gunshots and that a woman was wounded before people started scrambling. “We just saw the girl drop to the floor and the guy running off,” the 29-year-old said. “All I heard was, ‘bop bop bop.’ Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes said the investigation was ongoing. During a speech from one of the team owners, the host of the rally interrupted the proceedings to alert the crowd to an emergency and asked for calm. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and other players were among those on stage at the time. “I want to make sure everyone stays calm,” said the host, sportscaster Matt Devlin. “This is serious. Everyone stay calm ... There is an emergency being dealt with.” Those on stage remained in place and speeches resumed shortly after. Mike Mudidi said he was enjoying the celebration when he heard screams behind him that someone had pulled out a gun. He said he froze as people started running in all directions. “I just grabbed my buddies’ hands and ran,” he said. Raptors fan Phil D’Souza said the violence left a bad taste in his mouth, and he questioned whether he would attend a similar event in the future. “You couldn’t see the shooter but it was that kind of chaos where you’re just expecting to see somebody coming around the corner. It was that kind of vibe,” D’Souza said. Another fan said the stampede was scary. “When you see a bunch of people coming at you, you don’t know what to do, whether to run or not. You don’t want to get stampeded over,” Sam Sunday said. There were at least four abandoned strollers in the square, indicating parents may have grabbed their children and run. Shoes, clothing and bags were left behind. An entire nearby intersection was cordoned off with police tape. Tory, the mayor, thanked police for their quick response and said he was angered by the shooting. “It is disappointing and I’m sure a source of anger for more than just me that anyone would carry a gun and discharge it at what was otherwise a joyous celebration,” Tory said in a statement. “I hope those found responsible will be held to account to the full extent that the law permits. I want to commend and thank the millions of other people who happily and peacefully celebrated our beloved Toronto Raptors.” Tory previously urged every city resident to come celebrate the Raptors’ first championship and declared Monday as “We The North Day,” after the franchise’s slogan. “Toronto, more than a million of us flooded the streets today to celebrate our Raptors,” city councilman Joe Cressy tweeted. “People of all every age, every race, every religion — our City. As awful as the shooting was and terrifying for many in the crowd afterwards, don’t let it take away from our moment.” Some 1.5 million fans withstood packed conditions to attend the parade. Nicolas Caramanna, 21, said the crowd started to get rowdy shortly after he arrived at 9 a.m. Many others chose to miss school or work. Cypher Sabanal, 15, said his mom let him skip class to attend the celebration. John Moreira called in sick to work so he could be part of Toronto’s first celebration of this magnitude since the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. “I told my boss I wanted to be at the parade and he said there wasn’t much he could do if I called in sick, so that’s exactly what I did,” the 31-year-old said. As the parade inched forward — discernibly behind schedule — a number of Raptors could not help but marvel at the fan response. “It’s been amazing,” Leonard said. “Thank you Toronto, thank you Canada for the support. We did it.” Several fans were seen carrying signs imploring Leonard to re-sign with the Raptors. He will be a free agent this summer. Kyle Lowry, the team’s longest-tenured player, hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy while his teammates smoked cigars. “This is unbelievable,” he said.   Main category: WorldTags: TORONTOCanadaNBA champion Raptors
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The announcement was the first time Tehran explicitly said it was on track to violate the 2015 nuclear accord. The Pentagon said Monday it was sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Tue, 2019-06-18 02:03 DUBAI: A UK-trained lawyer by trade, Anjem Choudary knew just how far to take his rhetoric before it went from freedom of expression to hate speech. In 2005, he appeared on BBC “HardTalk” after the 7/7 London bombings, which left 56 people dead. Instead of condemning the attacks, he said: “As a Muslim, I must support my Muslim brothers and sisters wherever they are in the world. I must have allegiance with them, I must cooperate with them, I must run with them, and similarly on the other hand, I must have hatred towards everything that isn’t Islam.” He added: “At the end of the day, when we say innocent people, we mean Muslims. As long as non-Muslims are concerned, they haven’t accepted Islam, and as far as we’re concerned, that’s a crime against God.” Choudary embraced radical Islamism and joined the extremist organization Al-Muhajiroun, working with Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Muhammad. The organization was banned in 2004 under UK anti-terror legislation.  Muhammad later left for Lebanon, and Choudary assumed the leadership position. Al-Muhajiroun’s official disbanding had little real impact on its British supporters, and in the next few years Choudary led various groups that were just rebadged to circumvent anti-terror laws. These included Al-Ghurabaa, which hosted links on its website to internet chat forums that justified attacks on civilians. Another group, Islam4UK, campaigned for a hardline Daesh-style global caliphate.  Its website featured a picture of Buckingham Palace converted to a mosque. “What Choudary managed to do is to stay very much on the side of the law, until recently. He made sure he wasn’t inciting actual direct acts of violence, but was very offensive in his hate speech,” Haras Rafiq, chief executive of counter-extremism think tank Quilliam International, told Arab News.  “What he did very cleverly was he talked in broad aspects, he talked about Christian Crusaders, he talked about lots of things in a broad way, very rarely about specific individuals.” Choudary managed to stay one step ahead of the law, and he knew it. After 9/11 and 7/7, his firebrand style landed him primetime spots on international news talk shows, including on Fox News and CNN. Pitting him against a moderate, viewership always rose when there was a “good guy vs bad guy” model, as Rafiq put it. Opinion This section contains relevant reference points, placed in (Opinion field) “Like WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), he (Choudary) became the villain, and they always tried to have a good guy with him. Unfortunately, what that causes is access to an audience that in the past he never had,” Rafiq said. “Anjem has been very good at being this villain … and he liked it, he enjoyed it, he thought it was good for the cause, and he was, from his perspective, very good at it.” This posed a significant problem as many viewers began to form opinions on Muslims based on his comments. Choudary’s charismatic preach-ing earned him the label of a top recruiter for Islamist terrorism in the UK and Western Europe. He is thought to be responsible for indoctrinating many of the UK’s Daesh loyalists. “Just about everybody I know wants to go and live under the caliphate and the Islamic State, because we’ve lived in this country for so long and with all this gambling, pornography, alcohol … the promiscuity and the kind of, like, divorced lifestyle here,” he said in 2014. “I know people already there, and I know some people, including myself, who’d love to go. I’ve said that openly to the media that I like to go there, give you my passport, and we can have a nice press conference at Heathrow airport where I can wave goodbye to everyone.” He told the Washington Post that Daesh is “providing the basic needs to the people in terms of food, clothing and shelter. They’re protecting their life, honor and dignity, wealth etc.” While Choudary has repeatedly voiced his desire to join the terrorist group, he has never done so. “He’s a coward,” Rafiq said. “He encouraged, empowered, indoctrinated so many people to join Daesh, and he didn’t do it himself.” But Choudary’s vocal support for Daesh did finally give the UK the opportunity to arrest him.  On Sept. 6, 2016, he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison. The judge told him he had “crossed the line between the legitimate expression of your own views and a criminal act.” Released in October 2018, Choudary is completing the rest of the sentence under strict supervision.   Main category: WorldTags: Preachers of HateEditor’s Choice Preachers of Hate: Arab News launches series to expose hate-mongers from all religionsQaradawi and Qatar: the hate preacher who became Doha’s spiritual guide
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The US military is building a case against Iran with clearer images from the latest tanker attacks  Business InsiderPentagon approves sending 1,000 more troops to Mideast as US releases new photos of tanker attack linked to...  Fox NewsU.S. will release photos to persuade skeptical allies Iran is behind oil tanker attack  CBS This MorningWhat the Iran crisis tells us about Trump’s lack of credibility  The Washington PostTrump Might Not Want War With Iran. Without Diplomacy He Will Get One.  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    ‘The American Dream has turned into hell’: In test of a deterrent, Juarez scrambles before U.S. dumps thousands of migrants  The Washington PostBorder Patrol agents fall prey to illnesses plaguing migrant holding centers  Fox NewsMexican official claims gains in U.S. border enforcement  POLITICOOn Mexico's southern border, a crackdown on migrants begins  Washington PostGuatemalan migrants vow to keep trying to reach US border after Mexico ramps up pressure  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Card, identity and electronic fraud all increased in 2018
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Shows such as Love Island risk ‘renormalising’ habits for young peopleReality TV shows such as Love Island are encouraging children and young people to smoke or drink under age by showing contestants regularly engaging in both pursuits, public health experts warn.An analysis of how often alcohol and tobacco were depicted or referenced in five popular reality series found they featured much more often in those programmes than on other primetime shows. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Built using technology usually found in Alps, footbridge will follow path of old land bridgeA spectacular footbridge that will link the Cornish mainland with the island fortress of Tintagel is beginning to take shape thanks to technology usually employed for challenging construction projects in the Swiss Alps.Hefty sections of steel, each weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, have arrived in Tintagel village having been manufactured off-site and are being manoeuvred into place this week. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Veterans with complex needs report overwhelmingly negative experiences of benefits systemEx-service personnel with physical and mental health issues have described how they felt ignored and let down by their country after falling foul of a social security system that failed to offer adequate support when they fell on hard times.Research has found that many armed forces veterans with complex needs report overwhelmingly negative experiences of universal credit, fit-for-work tests used to gauge eligibility for disability benefits, and benefit sanctions. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Report finds that inmates who receive family visits are 39% less likely to break law againFamily ties are “utterly indispensable” and must be strengthened if women caught up in the prison system are to avoid reoffending, according to a Ministry of Justice report.The review carried out by Lord Farmer, a former Conservative party treasurer, found that more than half of women in prison had children under the age of 18, yet only 5% remain in the family home when their mother is jailed. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Veterans with complex needs report overwhelmingly negative experiences of benefits systemEx-service personnel with physical and mental health issues have described how they felt ignored and let down by their country after falling foul of a social security system that failed to offer adequate support when they fell on hard times.Research has found that many armed forces veterans with complex needs report overwhelmingly negative experiences of universal credit, fit-for-work tests used to gauge eligibility for disability benefits, and benefit sanctions. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    New analysis shows key health service policy will struggle without extra fundsMinisters must spend an extra £8bn a year on health, on top of the NHS’s £20.5bn budget boost, or the service’s long-term plan will fail, according to hospital bosses and NHS experts warn.Waiting times will keep getting worse, hospitals will remain overstretched and efforts to reduce ill-health will falter without a further major injection of cash, they claim in a new analysis. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Plans for a third runway, as well as new terminals to be built in phases, go out to public consultation.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Charlie Hills’s grey beat Too Darn Hot fair and square in the Irish Guineas and can confirm the form of that three-length success in the St James’s Palace StakesThe big question for punters on day one at this Royal Ascot is: how many excuses do you make for a horse who was brilliant last year but has yet to show it this season? Too Darn Hot is the relevant animal and he probably still has bundles of talent, despite being winless since autumn.But Phoenix Of Spain (4.20) beat him fair and square in the Irish Guineas and I hope to see Charlie Hills’s grey confirm the form of that three-length success in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Reportedly, he had a troubled preparation for that outing and may well be better again here. He got within two lengths of Too Darn Hot in September, looking very much like a horse who would do better with time, so there surely was no fluke about his Classic win. Continue reading...
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    US to send 1000 additional troops to the Middle East  AOLPentagon sending 1,000 U.S. troops to Middle East after oil tanker attack  USA TODAY1,000 More US Troops Deployed To The Middle East  NPRUS to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran  ABC NewsPentagon sending 1,000 more troops as tensions with Iran grow  POLITICOView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    "The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces," Shanahan says.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London June 20, 2014
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Mexico's National Center for Prevention of Disasters monitored Popocatepetl for days and recorded “185 exhalations,” according to their report.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    As part of a deal to slow migration, the Mexican border city worries about an influx of asylum seekers, while asylum seekers worry about the city.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Rise of the Resistance, a signature ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, is set to open "sometime this year," according to the Disney CEO.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Backers and allies called for an impartial investigation into his death and the conditions of his detention.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    50,000 survivors have been diagnosed with 9/11-related illnesses. Reauthorizing compensation is the least Mitch McConnell and Congress can do: Our view       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Stephen Bradley Mell also pleaded guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual relations with a female victim under the age of 16.       
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Hosts France finish top of Group A after a twice-taken penalty by Wendie Renard against Nigeria in an incident-packed finish in Rennes.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The acting Pentagon chief has green-lighted the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing “reliable, credible” intelligence on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that Washington blames on Iran. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Strange how so many Muslims living in western secular democracies support a religious ideology that made them leave their home land in the first place. When you ask them why, they simply claim that the correct form of Islam isn’t being practiced , exactly like how all the plastic socialists explain places like Venezuela
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Golf ball-sized hail hits the Drome region of France, causing widespread damage.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    After the files were found, Jones threatened the lawyers during his show
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    "the Germans know better, having passed the resolution is to treat BDS as antisemitic".Such nonsense! This is the work of the US and its vassal governments; the same bills are being prepared in the UK and US and God knows where else! It's against what the citizens want.The Brave New Western World is working on criminalizing free speech and the exposure of government war crimes (slapping Assange with 175 years of prison) while US human rights violations by US and their allies are not even allowed to be criticized. That will be our future, unless we fight it!The US uses sanctions on certain countries, claiming they do it for their oppressed citizens. More BS! Since they do not sanction Israel (instead giving it trillions to kill defenseless Palestinians), BDS had to be called into existence.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The BBC gets rare access to facilities in Xinjiang thought to be holding more than a million Muslims.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The New York man who started a secret society in which female "slaves" were branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him may have led an unconventional life, but he did not break the law, his lawyer told jurors on Monday.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    A view of the front door of 10 Downing street in central London on May 24, 2019
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Pentagon said that the crew of one of the tankers, the Japanese Kokuka Courageous, found an unexploded limpet mine on its hull following an initial explosion.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    You can stop your hatreds and bigotry!Your constant and pathetic excuses are indicators of a seriously sick mind!!!Both countries can exist when jerks like you grow up and stop your religious crap....
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    You can stop your hatreds and bigotry!Your excuses are indicators of a seriously sick mind!!!Both countries can exist when jerks like you grow up and stop your religious crap....
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    blah, blah, eh?
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    So in a nutshell this article berates Italy for refusing to accept migrants picked up off the coats of Africa, and then transported 300 miles across the sea to their shores.. Surely the humane thing would have been to transport them the few miles back to dry land in Africa.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    The Hong Kong Protests Could Be a Prelude to a Big Showdown Over Taiwan  SlateProtesters call for Hong Kong chief executive to resign  CNNHong Kong protest: Is Hong Kong part of China? How many people live there?  Express.co.ukRebecca Grant: Hong Kong sends China a powerful message (and proves Trump is right)  Fox NewsHong Kong’s protests challenge everything Xi Jinping stands for. How will he react?  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. The images, many taken from a Navy helicopter, show what the Pentagon said were Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The release of the photos came as the U.S. works this week to convince members of Congress and allies that the accusations against Tehran are true.
  • Tuesday 18 June, 2019
    Entry to the sale is free.
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  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Police say 'no incidents' are currently under way as the celebrations continue for the NBA champion.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Chanchal Lahiri’s still-chained body found 1km downstream on bank of river in KolkataIndian police have recovered the body of a magician who drowned when a Houdini-like stunt in a river went wrong.Chanchal Lahiri, 42, known by his stage name of Mandrake, went missing on Sunday after a ferry took him towards the broadest part of the Hooghly river in Kolkata at around noon. There, he was lowered by crane into the muddy waters with chains and ropes. Lahiri was inside a small, padlocked cage. His arms and legs were apparently tied and he was blindfolded. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Chanchal Lahiri’s still-chained body found 1km downstream on bank of river in KolkataIndian police have recovered the body of a magician who drowned when a Houdini-like stunt in a river went wrong.Chanchal Lahiri, 42, known by his stage name of Mandrake, went missing on Sunday after a ferry took him towards the broadest part of the Hooghly river in Kolkata at around noon. There, he was lowered by crane into the muddy waters with chains and ropes. Lahiri was inside a small, padlocked cage. His arms and legs were apparently tied and he was blindfolded. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    I do not think this is "anti free speech". Public citizens and press members can say what they like, short of the customary limits on inciting riots and falsely causing panic. This law applies to institutional settings. The aim of the law is to prevent the perception of official sanction of statements which are in contravention of the accepted definition.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'Very many people have died indescribably hideous deaths for no reason,' says tribunal chair Sir Geoffrey Nice
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    On a hot New York night 50 years ago, a police raid on a gay bar reshaped millions of American lives.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    On a hot New York night 50 years ago, a police raid on a gay bar reshaped millions of American lives.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Pompeo the liar releases a colour higher quality video in an attempt to offer "evidence "Meanwhile Japanese state tv further contradicts pompeo by stating the crew saw a plane approach the tanker before "flying objects " hit the tanker. They reiterated again no boat and no mines were involved.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US President Donald Trump has cryptically suggested he knows who is responsible for the 9/11 attacks, but would not name the names. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US President Donald Trump has cryptically suggested he knows who is responsible for the 9/11 attacks, but would not name the names. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Trump admin considers temporary courts along the southern border  CNNWashington (CNN) The Trump administration is considering building temporary courts along the southern border as part of an effort to expand its policy of ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Is it just me or does everyone know that this sick, twisted joo JustMe is an IDF troll? How is the weather in Tel AViv shlomo? Not hot enough? Be patient 'cos soon it will be too hot. You will be jumping in to the sea.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The conservative student says the university revoked his offer for racist remarks he made when he was 16.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    He said free Palestine, I explained the first step. Get all uppity about it, but it's true.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Trudeau to prod Democrats on USMCA  Washington ExaminerTrudeau plans USMCA meetings with Pelosi, McConnell this week  POLITICOTrudeau plans to meet with Pelosi, McConnell to talk trade: report | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Yep, Hezbollah, Iranian Republican Guards, SAA & their Tiger Forces, Iraqi PMU and assorted other allies will show no mercy to the psychopathic khazarian filth. My only regret is that I'm too old to volunteer.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Severe turbulence leaves 10 injured, throws flight attendant into ceiling  ABC NewsTen passengers were taken to local hospitals in Basel, Switzerland, after a Bulgarian airline flight from Pristina, Kosovo, experienced severe turbulence.View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    President Donald Trump seems to think so - and he's not alone. What have the experts got to say?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    President Donald Trump seems to think so - and he's not alone. What have the experts got to say?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook victims filed a statement alleging that they found child porn in documents sent by Jones' defense.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Leicester midfielder is raring to go as England start their campaign in the Euro Under-21 finals against France in ItalyJames Maddison can pin-point the moment England enthralled him as accurately as a set piece for Leicester. It was almost 15 years ago to the day when, sitting at home in Coventry in a kit bearing the name Rooney, he watched the teenage sensation lead England into the European Championship quarter-finals with two goals against Croatia. The long wait to make his own mark on the international stage is just about over.There is a genuine, giddy excitement about Maddison as he prepares to face France in England’s opening game of the European Under-21 Championship on Tuesday. At 22 he is one of the most senior members of Aidy Boothroyd’s squad and has Premier League pedigree to support that status. Yet in terms of international competition he is a novice; four years older than Wayne Rooney was at Euro 2004 but still waiting for the opportunity to emulate a boyhood hero. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Barcelona winger says players are happy with their manager’s firm support for a Pep Guardiola-like playing strategyIt may be stretching a point to describe Phil Neville as the “new Pep Guardiola” but Toni Duggan has detected pronounced similarities between England’s manager and his Manchester City counterpart.Although the Lionesses’ much-vaunted stylistic evolution still has some way to go before it can be described as “Phil-tastic”, Barcelona’s Duggan is not alone in drawing comparisons between the pair’s philosophies. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The world's stock markets mostly ticked upwards on Monday as investors moved cautiously at the start of a busy week packed with key interest rate decisions, in particular from the US Federal Reserve.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Persistent drought and the brutal tactics of al-Shabab have left 1 in 5 Somalis homeless.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The police said that four people had been wounded and that two people were taken into custody.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The US Navy has released new photos of the aftermath of the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The images are said to show an Iranian speedboat, approaching one of the vessels to remove an unexploded limpet mine. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Authorities in Iowa are asking residents to register their cameras so police can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Al-Ashqar said that the US authorities had charged him with “contempt and obstruction of justice” after refusing to testify against activists and Islamic institutions in the United States.He refused to testify to a grand jury regards Hamas, (and not fellow human rights activists) and then he objects to getting sent to Gaza (Via the West Bank) a mini state run by the people he was willing to spend years in jail defending. His claims he would be handed over to Israel is based on him flying into Israel in which to be handed over to the PA.Al-Ashqar explained that after his release, the US authorities put a GPS device on him,He was returned back to the US due to a court order, it doesn't mean he is innocent and as such he (Like all criminals on bail) has to wear an ankle bracelet.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The French were in Algeria for 132 years and the British in Yemen for 160 years. We the people of the region do not want the European Jew in our region. What makes anyone believe that we would be interested in a people that the Europeans wanted out of Europe?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Protest leaders say 'revolutionary escalation' has begun to pressure military generals to hand over power to civilians.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Four-time Olympian, WNBA All-Star and Lady Vol great tested herself in a new way this year by competing on "American Ninja Warrior."       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    South Korea out of the women's World Cup after Norway defeated them 2-1.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    All the nations created since world War II were inhabited by indigenous people. Palestine was invaded by a foreign European Jewry.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Childish parallel - and totally irrelevant!!!The nation exists - Deal with that fact...If you want the palestines to have their own country - then stop their war; before they lose it all!!! ( I would have taken it all over by now ...)[you can stop your hate any time now....]
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Beijing’s public support for Hong Kong leader likely hides private fury, but letting her go would be another humiliationThe most obvious casualty of Hong Kong’s extraordinary uprising against chief executive, Carrie Lam, and her campaign to tie the city more closely to China, will be the bureaucrat-turned-politician’s own career. If she stays on, it will only be as a lame duck leader.But the city’s turmoil is also a major challenge to her boss and patron, Chinese president, Xi Jinping. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Beijing’s public support for Hong Kong leader likely hides private fury, but letting her go would be another humiliationThe most obvious casualty of Hong Kong’s extraordinary uprising against chief executive, Carrie Lam, and her campaign to tie the city more closely to China, will be the bureaucrat-turned-politician’s own career. If she stays on, it will only be as a lame duck leader.But the city’s turmoil is also a major challenge to her boss and patron, Chinese president, Xi Jinping. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Cisco Systems Inc has been awarded a U.S. defense contract with a ceiling of $724 million for Cisco Smart Net Total Care Joint Enterprise License Agreement II, the Pentagon said on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    World Population Expected to Hit 9.7 Billion in 2050: UN | Time  TIMEWorld's Population Will Just About Stop Growing for First Time in Modern History, Report Shows  NewsweekPew: World population expected to virtually stop growing by 2100 | TheHill  The HillWorld population could reach 10.9 billion by 2100: UN report  New York Daily NewsThe Globe Is Going Gray Fast, U.N. Says in New Forecast  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Renard's penalty secures France's place in the round of 16.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    France’s Wendie Renard was given two chances to score from the penalty spot as the hosts claimed a narrow 1-0 win over Nigeria on Monday to finish top of Group A and seal their place in the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a graduation party in Philadelphia Sunday night.
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  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Actually US gives 3x the amount to Arab countries and what do they give us in return, plains flying into buildings, mass shootings, car ramming, bombings and other acts of terrorism.Can I be jailed for this,... Singling out the Jews only state.- No like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, you answer to a "higher authority", praise Allah.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Can the Eskimos create a state in Palestine? The European Jew just like the Eskimos has no genetic link to the Middle East. Give me the reason why this European has a claim on Palestine? His grandma nor her grandma ever touched the soil of Palestine until they came as invaders in 1881.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A furious Nigeria manager, Thomas Dennerby, claimed the officials had ruined the match after Wendie Renard’s retaken penalty following a double VAR check ensured France progress to the last 16 having topped Group A. Nigeria’s hopes of a third-place finish now hang by a thread.“If I gave you honest opinions, they would probably send me home,” he said, bluntly. When asked about his team’s performance, he replied: “My players are heroes.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Muslim Brotherhood leader was the country's first democratically elected president but was removed in a 2013 coup.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Indian 'Houdini' Chanchal Lahiri dies during botched underwater magic act  AOLIndian magician Chanchal Lahiri drowns attempting Houdini trick  BBC NewsMagician Performing Houdini-Inspired Trick in Indian River Is Missing and Feared Dead  PEOPLE.comMagician who attempted Houdini-inspired stunt in Indian river is feared dead  The Washington PostIndian magician found dead after Houdini-inspired stunt went wrong  New York Daily NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Airbus recorded orders and options for 123 planes, according to the aviation consulting firm IBA.iQ.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Undocumented immigrants were fired from Trump's clubs after some began speaking about their experiences working there.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The final part of this even-handed series covered Margaret Thatcher’s departure from Downing Street. I couldn’t feel sorry for her, but I did begin to understand her a little betterWatching the five-part documentary series Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), marking 40 years since the UK’s first female prime minister came to power, I realised how little I heard her speak at the time. My dad worked in the arts and my mum was an NHS doctor in a fairly deprived area of south-east London and it is safe to say they were not fans. Whenever she appeared on our TV screens or those strange, effortfully strangulated tones started emanating from the radio, my parents would throw themselves at the off-switch, determined not to let her pollute our home, even if there was little they could do – apart from send money to the miners and vote against her at every opportunity – to stop her poisoning every aspect of life outside.But for the past five weeks, we have been given a leisured, measured portrait of the woman in what seemed at least like her entirety, put together with a light editorial hand that did away with spoonfeeding and placed a pleasing amount of faith in the viewer’s understanding of those crazy 80s days. It began by sketching her pre-election ascendancy and went on through contemporaneous footage of her greatest hits interleaved with commentary from some of the surviving greatest sh … Well, never mind. This is a family newspaper. There are those, such as Michael Heseltine, who are almost dribbling with glee at having lived long enough to get to present their version of history without the interfering old bag getting in their way and others, such as Chris Patten, whose eyes slide sideways, away from the camera whenever he oozes his way towards a verdict, not wanting, even now, to be held to anything. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Yorkshireman has coached most of the world’s top golfers at one time but maintains ‘it’s about the players’Sitting in a quiet corner of an airport lounge in San Francisco as the US Open hurtled towards its conclusion, Pete Cowen realised that he could not lose. The Yorkshireman took over full-time coaching duties for Gary Woodland at the end of last year. Brooks Koepka, who ultimately failed to catch Woodland at Pebble Beach, has been a long-term Cowen pupil.“I did the warm-up with Gary and he said that he had never felt more at ease with his swing,” Cowen said. “That’s my job done then. Off to the airport. It’s like a racehorse trainer. You do your work on the gallops, then you can’t do anything when they’re racing.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Far-right conspiracy theorist denied the allegations and accused one of the lawyers of framing himLawyers for relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting allege that far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them documents relating to the court battle they are fighting that included electronic files containing images of child sexual abuse, as the latest twist in the defamation case against the Infowars website host.Jones denied the allegations during his web show last Friday and accused one of the lawyers involved of framing him. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The funeral prayer for the royal will be held at the Zabeel Mosque in Dubai.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The race will head to a runoff in August as a former first lady and a former prisons director vie for the presidency. Neither candidate has made fighting corruption a priority.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Has it got to the stage where US politicians ask Israel what Bills to pass?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    India slaps tariffs on US fruits and nuts  Washington ExaminerIndia is escalating a trade fight with America. It's a high risk strategy  CNNIndia slaps back at U.S. with tariffs, lobbing small but strategic strike ahead of G-20 summit  The Washington PostIndia slaps US with retaliatory tariffs on 28 products, including almonds and apples  Business InsiderView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Followed by one for the KKK.....
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran official: US and Iran headed toward confrontation  CNNIran Warns It's 'Heading Towards a Confrontation' with the U.S.  NewsweekSenior Iranian official has warning for US  CNNView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Germany claims a place in quarterfinals after defeating South Africa.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Political row sparked after government gave US permission to use island for anti-narcotics flightsThe Galápagos Islands are at the centre of political row in Ecuador after the government agreed to allow US anti-narcotics planes to use an airstrip on the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.Dozens of people demonstrated outside the main government office in Quito on Monday to protest against a plan they described as a threat to the world heritage site’s unique environment – and an attack on Ecuador’s sovereignty. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Oh my feelings are really hurt ( not really) by your oft repeated name calling. Is your comment just made by pushing a single button on your computer screen.? Or do they give you a list of responses when you report to your troll job ? I mean it’s the same thing you and your fellow trolls say to everyone. In fact the response is so old and overused it holds no power
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Images released by US Navy
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Critics of the plan argue it is cruel to cut off aid to governments grappling with hunger and violence.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Brexit is the main issue as candidates battle to lead the UK's Conservative Party.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    China's Xi Jinping will travel to North Korea this week, ahead of a possible meeting with President Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Japan.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mon, 2019-06-17 23:03 NEW DELHI: When Arun Ram took his four-year-old daughter Sandhya Kumari to hospital in late May, he thought she was suffering from fever brought on by a seasonal virus. But within 12 hours of her admission his daughter had died. The initially mild fever had run out of control, causing mental disorientation, seizures and delirium. Kumari was among more than 100 children who fell victim to acute encephalitis syndrome in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The state’s central districts of Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Sheohar and East Champaran are worst affected. Official estimates suggest a death toll of 130, with 15 children under the age of 10 dying on Sunday alone. Locally, the syndrome is known as “chamki” fever. “In my hospital, 291 patients have been admitted, 91 have been discharged and 83 have lost their lives up until Monday,” said Dr. Sunil Kumar Sahi, medical superintendent of Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur. “The cause of the death is not known,” he told Arab News. “This is matter of research. We follow a medical protocol in treating such patients because all the children are suffering from inflammation of brain or encephalopathy. “We are telling the people that they should not come out in the heat, and they should eat on time. If there is a fever, they should take a cold bath and take medicine.”  Sanjay Kumar, Bihar government’s principal secretary, said that the disease had affected 222 blocks in 12 districts in central Bihar. On Sunday, a five-year-old girl died in front of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan while he was visiting the hospital. “The situation is really grim in the area adjoining Muzaffarpur. The death toll has reached 127, but government data is still not giving a clear picture,” Raj Kumar, a local reporter, said. The government has announced it will set up a 100-bed hospital to ease the growing concern in the region.  A team of doctors has been deployed in central Bihar’s main hospitals to handle the growing number of cases. “A multi-disciplinary institute will be set up here in the next year to identify the reason behind this disease,” the health minister said. Main category: WorldTags: BiharNew delhiBrain diseaseEncephalitis Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed as severe heat rages in Bihar stateIndia heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Head of UN’s World Food Programme threatens suspension of food aid if safe delivery not assuredThe head of the United Nations food agency has accused Yemen’s Houthi rebels of diverting food from the country’s hungriest people and threatened to suspend food aid.David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said the agency had found “serious evidence” that food supplies had been diverted in the capital, Sana’a and other Houthi-controlled areas in the country, which is in the midst of a four-year civil war. He called on the Houthis to implement agreements that would allow the UN agency to operate independently. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    History won't be kind to Mohamed Morsi  Washington ExaminerMohammed Morsi: Egyptian ex-leader is buried after court death  BBC NewsEgypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: State media  Al Jazeera EnglishMohamed Morsy, ousted Egyptian president, dies in court  CNNEgypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial  BBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The EU remains tight-lipped about its potential response to Iran's threatened uranium stockpiling.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Toronto Police said two people had suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries at the shooting, which took place not far from a celebration event that included Canada’s prime minister.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Eli Gregg’s brain scan
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Flooding after heavy rainfall in Worcester saw the local cricket club submerged in water
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The archive is not proof that the Iranians are currently working on developing nuclear weapons. According to the IAEA, Iran has been complying with the terms of the JCPOA.I don't recall Iran ever attacking Israel. Israel was involved in the assassination of Iranian scientists and used a known Islamist terrorist org (Jundallah) to carry out attacks within Iran.As for terrorism, both Israel and Hezbollah have carried out terrorist attacks against each other at times. At least on the surface, Hezbollah seems pretty quiet for a terrorist org. They seem to me to be more a militia that is willing to defend Lebanon against Israeli attacks.Re. Stone Age. Are you are suggesting Israel should commit war crimes?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Two people have been arrested after gunshots interrupted the massive victory parade for NBA champions Toronto Raptors in Canada’s largest city. Police say two people have suffered injuries, but they are not life-threatening. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Egypt's first freely elected president had suffered from neglect during years of imprisonment after his 2013 overthrow.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Temperatures in Greenland have been as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, helping fuel a pulse of melting across much of the ice sheet surface.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious rights.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Fine - except that I am not threatening a nation and its people...as you all are doing....
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boeing is open to renaming its troubled 737 Max, its most important and currently its most infamous aircraft.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Egyptian government failed to allow Morsi 'adequate medical care' leading to his 'entirely predictable' death, HRW says.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The study involved comparing the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The deal calls for drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, and heavy green energy investment in poor communities
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    What's next for Carrie Lam?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Read Full Article at RT.com
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    'When Woodward had an urgent inquiry he would move the flower pot to the rear of the balcony'
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    China Cuts Treasury Holdings to Two-Year Low Amid Trade War  BloombergChina holdings of U.S. Treasuries in April skid to nearly two-year low  ReutersView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Britain said if Iran breached limits agreed under the deal then London would look at "all options".
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    According to the RTA, there is no age cap in granting and renewing the driver's licence.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The action reflects the evolving dynamic for U.S. companies that have done business with Huawei, which has been caught in the middle of growing U.S.-China trade tension.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    UN sources believe that the United States is planning to carry out a “tactical assault on Iran” in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which it blamed Tehran for without providing credible evidence. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US President Donald Trump does not appear to be in control of his own administration’s Iran policy and he should fire national security adviser John Bolton, special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The 2010 BP oil spill and major flooding the Midwest are thought to be the causes
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Airbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max.
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    Former Fujitsu executive Simon Blagden has been in talks about taking a seat in Britain's House of Lords and joining the Department for International Trade in a ministerial role, Sky News reported on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Coming in medium, large and X-large, the US Navy is requesting hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and procure a whole fleet of unmanned sea-faring vehicles in order to “meet future challenges” from countries like China. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    It is the first time Spain has entered the knockout stage but they are likely to next face the current Women's World Cup title holder, the US.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran threatens to violate nuclear deal  Fox News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Indian farmers are using the sun to help water their crops  CNNPune, India (CNN Business) Hundreds of millions of people in India depend on farming for their livelihoods, but widespread droughts in recent years mean they ...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Author: AFPID: 1560800126351317900Mon, 2019-06-17 18:48 KANANGA: A DR Congo military tribunal on Monday charged an army colonel with the murder of two UN experts who were killed two years ago while investigating violence in a restive central region. Authorities had initially said the victims, Zaida Catalan, a Swedish woman, and American Michael Sharp, were killed in March 2017 by “terrorist” militiamen in central Kasai region. Col. Jean de Dieu Mambweni, who was arrested in December, will face charges including criminal conspiracy and murder as a war crime, court clerk Captain Alain Bosombi told AFP. “The date of his appearance has not yet been set but it will be soon,” the official said. The army officer was in charge of relations with civilians in the central Kasai region at the time of the killings. Prosecutors say he was in telephone contact on the day with one of the main murder suspects. A UN report described the murder of the two experts as a “premeditated setup” in which state security may have been involved. Their deaths sent shockwaves through political and diplomatic circles in Kinshasa — especially among aid workers grappling with the country’s entrenched violence and humanitarian crisis. Main category: WorldTags: DR CongoUNZaida CatalanMichael Sharp 14 civilians die in DR Congo machete attack: officialAt least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Deputy leader calls for party to back a second referendum and remaining in the EU Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has said he believes his party would be “leaving me” if it cannot fully endorse a second referendum, hours after giving a speech in which he said it should be the party of remain.Watson told the BBC that Labour “certainly might lose some votes” for backing a referendum, but would pay “a very high electoral price” for not taking a clear position on Brexit. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Ahead of his bare-knuckle boxing debut against Artem Lobov this weekend, Paulie Malignaggi has credited MMA fans for creating interest in a bout he sees as a one-sided walkover. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Conservative pundit Kyle Kashuv will not join fellow Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg at Harvard, saying that school pulled his acceptance over racial slurs he made in private messages when he was 16. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Conservative pundit Kyle Kashuv will not join fellow Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg at Harvard, saying that school pulled his acceptance over racial slurs he made in private messages when he was 16. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    In case you needed another reason to childproof your home       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Hard-right leader speaks on arrival in US of ‘common vision’ with Trump administration amid EU turmoilMatteo Salvini has said Italy wants to be Washington’s closest partner in Europe during the hard-right leader’s visit to the US capital for talks with the Trump administration.Salvini made it clear that he sees an opportunity to forge a closer US-Italian relationship at a time of European turmoil and alignment between populist governments in both countries. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A home in northern New Jersey was leveled by an explosion Monday, but the lone person inside the residence escaped serious injury when they were pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer who lives nearby. (June 17)
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    It will exceed the amount allowed under a nuclear deal, amid heightened tensions over US sanctions.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Military takes control of Sudanese government  ABC NewsScepticism as Sudan moves to put Omar al-Bashir on trial  Al Jazeera EnglishSudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir seen in public for first time since ouster  USA TODAYLetter from Africa: 'Sudan's revolutionaries offline but not silenced'  BBC NewsSudan protesters urge night rallies amid impasse with military  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Morsi was elected Egypt's president in 2012, but was overthrown just one year later
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    The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the 1982 moratorium.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Sérgio Moro’s popularity has fallen since the release of alleged messages with prosecutors. He questions their authenticity.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The irritatingly catchy song "Baby Shark" is entering new waters as its creators capitalize on the brand's rapid success.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Russian fighters were scrambled twice to intercept American B-52H bombers, active on the eastern and southern borders. The close encounters between Russian and US planes occurred both above the Baltic and Black seas. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iván Duque decries social acceptability of drug that inflicts environmental and social damage on producersMiddle-class cocaine users are inconsistent hypocrites if they fail to recognise the environmental and social damage their drug use is inflicting on producer countries, the Colombian president has said during a visit to London.In an interview with the Guardian on Monday, Iván Duque said that cocaine’s social acceptability had to end. “There are many people who present themselves as environmentalists, and if they want to be coherent, they must understand all the environmental damage that is caused by the production of cocaine – not just destroying tropical forests, [but] spreading chemicals in protected areas and destroying human capital,” he said. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    At the lobby hustings, the candidates largely tried to give straight answers. It didn’t go wellThe Tory leadership circus rolls on. This time for a hustings arranged for lobby journalists in Westminster, where the format was more individual than group therapy, with each candidate free to explain – without interruption from the others – how their relationship with reality had irretrievably broken down.Though still without Boris Johnson, the Conservative party’s very own priapic Mr Blobby, who is acting as if he is on the run from the Child Support Agency. The country has seen more of Julian Assange in the last six months than it has of Johnson. Something for which normally we’d be all very grateful, only Boris is the clear frontrunner to become next prime minister. It says something for Johnson’s innate self-destruction that his minders believe their man says it best when he says nothing at all. Doesn’t bode well for him reopening the Brexit negotiations with the EU. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Gun rights supporter Kyle Kashuv said that he's grown since making the comments and that Harvard, which has its own racist history, should understand that.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Snail slime-like substance appears to solve problem of weak and reversible or strong and irreversible adhesiveA reversible superglue that mimics the under-appreciated properties of dried snail mucus has proved strong enough to bear the weight of an average man.Scientists who tested the slime-inspired product found that two sticky squares the size of postage stamps were sufficient to hold an 87kg (192lb) weight in the form of a volunteer engineering student. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Expatriates can apply for selected services.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid  CNBCU.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Eurosceptic backer warns that hardliners want frontrunner to rip up May’s dealBoris Johnson has been accused of giving MPs contradictory promises on Brexit to win their votes, as one of his highly Eurosceptic backers warned that hardliners want to see him effectively tear up Theresa May’s deal with the EU.The Conservative leadership frontrunner will face questions on his Brexit stance in a television grilling for the first time in the campaign on Tuesday, amid frustration among his rivals that he is getting away with pledging to be “all things to all MPs” on issues from Brexit to HS2 in one-on-one meetings with them. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Eurosceptic backer warns that hardliners want frontrunner to rip up May’s dealBoris Johnson has been accused of giving MPs contradictory promises on Brexit to win their votes, as one of his highly Eurosceptic backers warned that hardliners want to see him effectively tear up Theresa May’s deal with the EU.The Conservative leadership frontrunner will face questions on his Brexit stance in a television grilling for the first time in the campaign on Tuesday, amid frustration among his rivals that he is getting away with pledging to be “all things to all MPs” on issues from Brexit to HS2 in one-on-one meetings with them. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Author: Mon, 2019-06-17 21:42 NAIROBI: Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda. Uganda last week reported three cases of Ebola, two of them fatal, among people who had been to neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where an epidemic has been underway since last August. Kenyan Health Minister Sicily Kariuki said a 36-year-old woman in the western county of Kericho had fallen ill with headache, fever and vomiting, which can also be symptoms of Ebola. Further examination found she did not have the disease, Kariuki said at a press conference staged at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. “The Rapid Surveillance and Response Team has examined the patient, who is in stable condition, and has confirmed that she does not meet the case definition for Ebola,” she said. “I wish to reassure all Kenyans and our visitors that we do not have any cases of Ebola.” The Ugandan cases were confirmed in a town that is more than 600 km from the border with Kenya. Kariuki spelt out a list of preventive measures that Kenya had already taken. They included the installation of thermal cameras at entry points to detect people with high temperatures, as well as isolation units to host suspected cases. More than 250 Health Ministry workers have been deployed at entry points as part of this strategy. The minister called on the public to be vigilant, urging anyone with Ebola-like symptoms who had traveled to affected countries to go to the nearest hospital. Main category: WorldTags: KenyaNairobiEbola WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergencyUganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Danish climatoligist Steffen M. Olsen captured this photo of his dog sled apparently travelling on water last week, as temperatures rose 40 degrees Fahrenheit above average.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Igor Rudnikov's supporters strongly contested the extortion charges, saying they were punishment for his journalism.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Watch Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das' best moments as they put on 189 to help Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history and beat West Indies by seven wickets.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    • West Indies 321-8, Bangladesh 322-3• All-rounder outstanding in comfortable seven-wicket winA blistering innings of 124 from Shakib al Hasan led Bangladesh to a straightforward win against West Indies. The target was 322 and Bangladesh reached it with seven wickets and 8.3 overs to spare. This was a record-breaking performance, Bangladesh’s highest successful run chase in ODI cricket and the second highest – after Ireland’s triumphant pursuit against England in Bangalore – in World Cup history.For West Indies it was heartbreaking. Their early defeat of Pakistan raised hopes of a revival in this form of the game but since then they have been frail in body and mind. Here they tried to impose their plan A when defending a substantial total. That failed. And they did not have a plan B. The selection of their side did not permit one. They played five fast bowlers with Gayle as the only spin option. Four of the pacemen were tall right-handers inclined to bang the ball into the pitch. But this did not worry the Bangladesh batsmen a jot. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    • ‘I probably don’t show them respect – they’re just good at tennis’• Daniil Medvedev says he always wanted Roger Federer to loseNick Kyrgios says he is happy to keep his feud with Novak Djokovic ticking over at Wimbledon next month – while Daniil Medvedev, another of the sport’s young rebels, uttered the ultimate heresy on Monday when he revealed he always wanted Roger Federer to lose.For the first time since 2013, when the Latvian loose cannon Ernests Gulbis accused Federer, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray of being “boring”, there is insurrection in the air and boredom seems the underlying cause of the latest unrest. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Songbirds can catch a pretty penny in Brooklyn and Queens, where contests are held to determine which finches have the best voices
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    A missing backpacker’s father is begging WhatsApp for help  The Washington PostFather of missing Belgian backpacker makes heartbreaking appeal for help | Nine News Australia  Nine News AustraliaDad makes tearful plea for backpacker son missing Down Under  Yahoo NewsWhatsApp joins search for lost backpacker as father of Theo Hayez issues emotional plea  PerthNowFather of missing backpacker pleads for help in Australia  The Star OnlineView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Germany made it three wins in three matches with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of South Africa on Monday to go through to the knockout stages as Group B leaders ahead of Spain and China, who also qualified for the last 16 after a goalless draw.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Shakib Al Hasan hits a sublime unbeaten 124 as Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history to beat West Indies.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The outgoing prime minister could blow away her detractors and say that too much is being decided by a tiny Tory electorateThe obscene sight of Tory leadership candidates splashing out cash by the bucketload is just one of the head-clutching, this-can’t-be-happening unbelievables of this extraordinary time. Spaffing it up the wall doesn’t begin to express the revolting spectacle of wild tax cuts and eye-catching gimmicks from the same austerians who garrotted every public service. Theresa May is the biggest spender, spraying goodbye billions on mental health, schools, colleges and a zero-carbon pledge, while Philip Hammond’s Treasury declares it “immoral” to steal from the emergency no-deal fund. What does she care? She is taking her revenge on them all.Who knows the dark recesses of her mind, this locked-in woman incapable of communication? Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A far-right sympathiser is suspected of killing German pro-migrant politician Walter Luebcke, said the Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The perceived injustice of a waiter’s treatment tells us employers hold all the cards. But online outrage can become online solidarityA row recently erupted over workers’ conditions in the restaurant group Wahaca that turned out to be a little more complicated than it looked. Some diners had done a runner; another, law-abiding punter, Sarah Hayward, overheard the ensuing row and took to Twitter to complain: “Ppl next to us left without paying and their server is made to foot the bill from his wages. Apparently company policy. Utterly shameful employment practice.”After some social media to-ing and fro-ing, it turned out the server had been docked £3 on the £40 bill, then reimbursed as it did not amount to “gross negligence”. The company’s founder, Thomasina Miers, concluded: “It is a crazy world where one is hung before even being asked a question … it really saddens me that people are so quick to presume the worst.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    As the Iran deal unravels following the U.S. withdrawal, Tehran is putting increasing pressure on the remaining signatories.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Death of a man early on Monday followed three murders in city in 24 hoursResidents of Stratford, east London, have voiced their fears and frustration over rising violence in the area after the fatal stabbing of a man in his 40s in the early hours of Monday.The death in Whalebone Lane was one of four suspected murders to occur in four days in London. It followed three homicides in the space of 24 hours, including two teenagers who were killed on Friday evening. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Neymar's off-the-field problems persist as Brazilian tax agencies have placed a freeze on several of his Brazilian properties as a tax dispute stemming from his transfer from Santos to Barcelona in 2013 rumbles on. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    There was outrage when it was suggested a waiter should pay towards the bill of diners who had done a runner. We asked readers to share their most memorable experiences of working in bars and restaurantsThis weekend it emerged that the restaurant chain Wahaca asked a waiter to pay back part of a bill after his customers left without paying. Although Wahaca later decided against doing so – blaming the incident on an “internal communications issue” and amending its eat-and-run policy – it shows that service-industry workers have got it bad. The Guardian asked readers for their experiences. Here are some of the most egregious responses, which have been published anonymously at their request.Hi @wahaca just eaten in your Kentish Town restaurant for the last time.Ppl next to us left without paying and their server is made to foot the bill from his wages. Apparently company policy. Utterly shameful employment practice. Food's great, company is crap.@thomasinamiers Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Australia has been warned it risks ‘drifting into the future’ if it fails to respond to challenges in a fast-changing worldAustralia is at a crossroads. Drift towards a future of slow decline economically and socially or, if action is taken now to address our most important challenges, create a future of greater prosperity for all, globally competitive industries and a sustainable environment.That is the conclusion of a major report bringing together the thinking of more than 50 leaders in business, academia, NGOs and the community sector, working with the CSIRO to model alternative futures for Australia. The report is described as a “clarion call” for the nation. Continue reading...
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    The penalties run as high as 70 percent, affecting agricultural goods such as apples and almonds, as well as chemical and finished metal products.
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    Businesses - especially retail - have been using machine-based learning for a while to study and predict customer behaviour.
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    The Buhairah police station is investigating the case.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    State TV said Mursi died before he could be taken to the hospital.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Calls for investigation arrive shortly after special counsel recommends firing for Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Supreme Court on Monday wiped away a ruling that went against a bakery in Oregon that refused to make a cake to celebrate the wedding for a same-sex couple.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, is feared dead after a stunt in the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    This is a life-changing hack for garlic lovers
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tehran denies involvement in recent attacks on oil tankers
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Macron urged Iran to be 'patient', adding he regretted their announcements on enrichment at a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Monday Briefing: Iran plays the uranium card nbussemaker Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:50
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tehran blames Riyadh's own 'misguided approach' for causing current tensions in the region.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran slams Saudi Arabia over tanker attack allegations  Aljazeera.comYemeni rebels claim new drone attack on Saudi airport  The Washington PostU.S. drone was fired upon by Iranian missile during tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman  Washington TimesYemen's Houthis claim new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport  Al Jazeera EnglishPentagon: Iran helped Houthi rebels shoot down drone | TheHill  The HillView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    As the company celebrates 38 years in the country.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Greenland Lost More Than 2 Billion Tons Of Ice In Just ONE DAY Last Week  IFLSciencePhoto of sled dogs walking through water shows reality of Greenland's melting ice sheet  CNNPhotograph lays bare reality of melting Greenland sea ice  The GuardianSoaring Temperatures Speed Up Spring Thaw on Greenland’s Ice Sheet  The New York TimesRecord melting raises worries about Arctic ice (Editorial)  MassLive.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Stephen Lo Wai-Chung says officers followed procedure and suggest only a few would face riot chargesHong Kong’s police chief has admitted his officers had sought to arrest wounded demonstrators in hospitals, and acknowledged that only a “minority” had been violent and would face rioting charges.The police commissioner, Stephen Lo Wai-Chung, said officers had followed procedure when he was asked about reports that police used medical records to search hospitals for protesters. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Critics denounce 'politics of fear' as Quebec province bans some gov't employees from wearing religious symbols at work.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Guardian newspaper’s deputy editor was thanked by the UK MoD for “re-establishing links” between the newspaper and the intelligence services after the 2013 Snowden leaks, a document showing board meeting minutes has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Guardian newspaper’s deputy editor was thanked by the UK MoD for “re-establishing links” between the newspaper and the intelligence services after the 2013 Snowden leaks, a document showing board meeting minutes has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The frontrunner in the race to be the next prime minister is trading in Trumpian fantasy and his peers are following his lead. When their words catch up with them, the nation will payThe eccentric and extreme nature of Brexit has led to some bizarre outcomes. Perhaps the strangest is that the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union has been downgraded from a national emergency to a party one. Instead of discussing ways out of the political, constitutional and economic crises that Brexit represents, those in the race to lead the Conservative party are finding ways of getting deeper into them. This can, in part, be explained by the mechanics of the debate. The main contenders are attempting to out-silly the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, who is peddling the fiction that he can get better Brexit terms by refusing to cough up the £39bn Britain has already agreed to pay. As Lord Kerr, former UK ambassador to Brussels, put it: “The unicorns are back, frolicking in the Tory forest.”Because the electorate is the Tory party membership, it might make sense at this time to give full attention to the party over the competing claims of government and the nation. The trouble is that rather than doing so in a sensible manner, the contest to succeed Theresa May has seen candidates taking up surreal positions. This will have deleterious consequences for the nation. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, who at one point had been sane enough to warn hard Brexiters that leaving the EU without a deal was “not a policy choice available to the next prime minister”, dropped out and backed Mr Johnson, who thinks it is. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A wealthy stock trader awaits sentencing in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath his home.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A masked man opened fire outside the courthouse in Dallas, Texas, but was killed by police officers before he could injure anyone. The downtown area is on lockdown and will remain so for most of the day. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A masked man opened fire outside the courthouse in Dallas, Texas, but was killed by police officers before he could injure anyone. The downtown area is on lockdown and will remain so for most of the day. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    MPs are not entitled to maternity leave. The equality battle is far from over• Stella Creasy is a Labour MPEven when you’ve spent a lifetime fighting for equality, you can still be floored by the way discrimination manifests itself. I never thought parliament would tell me to choose between being an MP and being a mum. My Labour colleague Tulip Siddiq was forced to postpone a C-section so she could cast a vote in the debate on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in January and that caused a rightful outcry. Westminster can – when it wants – make it possible to combine parenthood with legislating and Siddiq’s push for progress on a system that would have allowed her to vote by proxy demonstrates it. But allowing an MP to nominate someone to vote on their behalf when they need to be at home with their children is just one piece of a much bigger equality puzzle.During my first miscarriage, aching and bleeding, I joined a protest for the extradition of a man who had raped and murdered a constituent. The day after I found out that another baby’s heartbeat had stopped, I led a public meeting on gang crime. I even scheduled the procedure to remove the body on a day I didn’t have a constituency advice surgery. Heartbroken by all the years that I have struggled with fertility, I’ve kept these events to myself and made sure my constituents have never been affected. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Tory leadership is just men talking among themselves, and the opposition has no one to counter itOn Sunday night, I may have watched some men in suits talking nonsense. I may have been in the pub. I may have fallen asleep because the Tory-leadership candidate who is actually going to win couldn’t be arsed to turn up. Such is power. Some of these guys aren’t recognisable to me. Such is politics.The winner will stand against Jeremy Corbyn. We all know Corbyn is very concerned about having more women in the Labour leadership. But not concerned enough to actually have many. Emily Thornberry couldn’t be called on to do PMQs as she made the terrible faux pas of telling the truth about the European elections. In the US, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden feel entitled enough to lead despite all the great Democrat women who are running against them. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Who will be Britain's next Prime Minster? | Inside Story  Al Jazeera English
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Son Anderson Cooper says she lived life ‘on her own terms’Obituary: Gloria Vanderbilt, 1924-2019Gloria Vanderbilt, an American heiress who became a successful model, designer, writer and artist, has died, her son Anderson Cooper announced on Monday on CNN. She was 95. Related: Gloria Vanderbilt: farewell fashion's innovative heiress Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Teen Vogue is facing backlash for “promoting prostitution” after publishing an article which advertises sex work as “real work” to its audience, which is made up mostly of girls between the ages of 12 and 18. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Teen Vogue is facing backlash for “promoting prostitution” after publishing an article which advertises sex work as “real work” to its audience, which is made up mostly of girls between the ages of 12 and 18. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    It looks like the US has been quietly lowering the threshold for conflict in the South China Sea  Business InsiderThe US has been putting increased pressure on the Chinese maritime militia, a paramilitary sea force disguised as a fishing fleet, in an effort to deter ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Exclusive: ‘Serious errors’ found in agencies’ approach to Rohingya crisis in RakhineA damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure.The report, seen by the Guardian before publication, was commissioned by the secretary general, António Guterres, after accusations that the UN system ignored warning signs of escalating violence before an alleged genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mohammed Morsi was Egypt's first democratically elected president before being overthrown in 2013.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Trump enjoys 90 percent support in the Republican Party, a party he has remade in his own image.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Sevilla under-12 footballer Ibrahima Sow has caused an uproar on social media after pictures of him playing against boys of the same age went viral, raising many questions asking if he was competing in an appropriate age category. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Expectant Labour MP reveals previous miscarriages and says she is forced to ‘choose between being a mum and MP’The Labour MP Stella Creasy has said she feels parliament is telling her to “choose between being a mum and being an MP”, revealing that the parliamentary standards authority has told expectant mothers it does not recognise any form of maternity leave and will not automatically provide extra support for constituency work after she gives birth.Writing in the Guardian, Creasy said she had decided to speak out after experiencing two miscarriages during which she was forced to continue to work as normal without any additional support. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    During an interview with ESPN's "First Take", host Molly Qerim was trying to mediate the discussion when LaVar Ball make a tasteless remark.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The bakery involved has since gone out of business
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Court leaves in place lower court ruling that invalidated 11 state House districts for racial discrimination.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Frank Lampard becoming Chelsea manager "looks like it's going to happen", his uncle Harry Redknapp tells BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Argentina blackout leaves tens of millions in dark  Vox.comHunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins  NBC NewsSouth America power cut: Argentina investigates 'unprecedented' outage  BBC NewsPower restored after massive blackout in Argentina as officials investigate cause  The TelegraphA blackout left tens of millions in South America without power. Officials still don't know what caused it  CNNView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Human trafficking: Women from Pakistan are reportedly married to men in China and sold into prostitution, Pakistani officials say  CBS NewsSold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China  Fox NewsPakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Exclusive | Figures show camp clearances by local authorities across UK have surged in last five yearsCardiff homeless camp clearances: ‘You have to start again from scratch’The number of homeless camps forcibly removed by councils across the UK has more than trebled in five years, figures show, prompting campaigners to warn that the rough sleeping crisis is out of control and has become an entrenched part of life in the country.Tents, cardboard structures and a garden shed were among the hundreds of homeless encampments torn down by local authorities in the last five years, with the number of tent city clearances rising from 72 in 2014 to 254 last year. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    As the Kennel Club warns the old English sheepdog faces extinction, consider rehoming if you are looking for a new best friend – whatever its ancestry‘What breed is she?” is one of the questions I’ve learned to avoid in the dog park, along with “Ooh, what’s he rolling in?” and “Are you sure that’s play-fighting?”. The park seems to be populated entirely by saints who have spent inordinate amounts of time and money rescuing mutts from conflict zones. There’s no greater piece of canine one-upmanship than the casual reply: “Oh, she’s a Syrian street dog.” At which point I have to admit that I bought my dog as an eight-week-old pedigree puppy, a decision that seemed wise at the time, as neither my partner nor I had ever cohabited with one before, but that now makes me feel like a cross between a eugenicist and a child trafficker.Clearly, pedigree dogs are an outmoded, ridiculous idea, so the news that the old English sheepdog – a perfect visual representation of the genre, with its utterly impractical silky mop – is now on the Kennel Club’s endangered “at watch list” might seem like a vindication for progress, but it’s hard to feel that way, looking into its … well, I presume it has eyes somewhere under all that hair. Other native breeds at risk of dying out include the sleek little Manchester terrier, and my beloved sturdy Scottie. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    RAF jets in Estonia scrambled 2x to intercept Russian jets  Fox NewsWar games: UK-Russia tensions erupt as Typhoons intercept eighth Putin aircraft  Express.co.ukRAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian fighter jets  The TelegraphRAF Typhoon jets scrambled to intercept ANOTHER Russian warplane over the Baltic Sea – the eighth in just six  The SunRAF Typhoons intercept Russian planes near NATO airspace in eighth encounter in six weeks  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Manchester, UK - May 19 2018: The United Trinity bronze sculpture which composed with George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton in front of Old Trafford stadium
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 while overall traffic deaths fell 1% in 2018 to 36,750, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a preliminary report Monday.
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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly pushed back Monday against Jon Stewart following the comedian's complaints that the senator has not dealt "compassionately" with the health problems 9/11 responders have faced in the years following the terrorist attack.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tehran is well able to provide security in regional waters, Iranian Admiral Ali Shamkhani has said, branding the US the main source of “crisis and instability” and disclosing arrests made in the wake of a “CIA-run spy ring” bust. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Dozens more were injured after three people set off explosives in a tea hall filled with fans watching soccer, officials said. 
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Three people set off explosives in a tea hall filled with fans watching soccer, officials said. 
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Climate change threatens nearly 40% of the world's primates, study says  CNNAs cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankind's closest relatives will become increasingly ...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Thirteen of New Zealand's players threatened to walk out a year ago after denouncing a culture of bullying and intimidation under then-coach Andreas Heraf.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Known as ‘the poor little rich girl’, she survived family tragedy and a sensational court case to become an actor, designer and fashion icon. She died on Monday aged 95Gloria Vanderbilt obituary Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Further 42 people wounded as three people detonate devices in Konduga, Borno stateThirty people were killed when three people blew themselves up on Sunday night in a busy market in north-east Nigeria, which has seen a recent increase in attacks by militant groups.Many were watching the evening news and waiting for the football to come on when the bombs went off in the village just outside Konduga, Borno state, wounding a further 42 people. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Further 42 people wounded as three people detonate devices in Konduga, Borno stateThirty people were killed when three people blew themselves up on Sunday night in a busy market in north-east Nigeria, which has seen a recent increase in attacks by militant groups.Many were watching the evening news and waiting for the football to come on when the bombs went off in the village just outside Konduga, Borno state, wounding a further 42 people. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Jeff Bezos has announced $15 an hour minimum for workers
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Norway island wants to be world's first time-free zone  CNNThe locals on Sommaroy, an island in northern Norway, make the most of their precious summer sun with no regard to conventional timekeeping. Now they want ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Beer brewed at Belgium’s St Sixtus Abbey is to be sold online in a bid to dampen black market sales.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Last Week Tonight host made a case for impeaching Trump in the name of equality and fairness under the lawOn Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed the growing calls for impeachment and what it might actually mean for Donald Trump and Democrats.“Ever since this president was elected, some people have been dying to see him impeached, sometimes literally,” Oliver opened, showing an Inside Edition clip where two old men passed away only after their families told them impeachment had begun. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Civil liberties groups vow to challenge new law that bans public employees from wearing religious symbolsCivil liberties and Muslim groups have vowed to challenge a new law in the Canadian province of Quebec that bans some public sector employees from wearing religious symbols during work hours, arguing it triggered the “politics of fear”.Critics said the long-expected Bill 21 that was passed by the predominately French-speaking province’s legislature on Sunday mainly targeted Muslim women who wear hijabs. Related: 'It’s part of who I am': proposed Quebec law could push hijab-wearers out of jobs Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran said Monday it will surpass from June 27 its uranium stockpile limit set under the nuclear deal with world powers, turning up the pressure after the US walked away from the landmark pact last year.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Outbreaks of 'acute unexplained neurological illness' coincide with month-long harvesting season, researchers find
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    China earthquake: USGS warns of possible casualties after quake hits Sichuan province today  CBS NewsEarthquake kills 11, injures 122, collapses a hotel in southern China  USA TODAYStrong Earthquake Hits Southwestern China’s Sichuan Province  BloombergEarthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Fontana, Calif.  Los Angeles TimesEarthquake In Southwest China Kills 11, Injures Over 100  NDTV NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt demonstrated more devoted loyalty to the US and its president as he continued his futile bid to replace Theresa May as prime minister amid a ‘racist tweet’ row. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt demonstrated more devoted loyalty to the US and its president as he continued his futile bid to replace Theresa May as prime minister amid a ‘racist tweet’ row. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'You may fool the rest of the country, but I'll call your bluff any day of the week'
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'He has always held out until the very last minute and only then, under intense lobbying and public shaming has he even designed to move on it', Stewart said of the senator
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tensions in the Middle East are on the rise once again after Donald Trump's administration blamed Iran for attacks on several oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital oil shipping lane.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The president's thoughts on coughing, UFOs and how he is more mistreated than even Abraham Lincoln.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    "High fives save cat lives." Animal shelters across the U.S. are using the "Cat Pawsitive" initiative to empower cats and get more adopted.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center  NBC NewsOvercrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The latest population projection from the United Nations said fertility rates globally were declining while the percentage of older people was rising rapidly.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mursi, a top figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013 after barely a year in power following mass protests against his rule.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Defending champions USA beat Chile 3-0 on Sunday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Arguably the greatest player in Roma's history, Italian football icon Francesco Totti has brought an end to his three-decade spell in the Italian capital by resigning as director, saying leaving the Serie A club was 'like dying'. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically-elected president who was ousted by the military in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Dominic Raab, a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he was "quietly confident" of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Britain's paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, one of six men hoping to become the country's next prime minister.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain's Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Imprisoned former leader, 67, collapses and dies while on trial on espionage charges Egypt’s first democratically elected civilian president, Mohamed Morsi, has collapsed during a court session and died, almost six years after he was forced from power in a bloody coup.Morsi, a senior figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges on Monday when he blacked out and died, according to state media. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A host of eco-fashion companies are waging war on washing by offering products that promise natural freshness and odour-resistance. Can they clean up and save the planet?The greatest invention of the 20th century was the washing machine, argued Hans Rosling in his widely viewed TED talk. Laundry used to be a backbreaking task that dominated most women’s working weeks: boiling and scrubbing, stirring and wringing, rinsing and mangling, scalding and corroding. At the push of a button, the washing machine emancipated half the population.And so, as I gaze at the clammy laundry refusing to dry in my bedroom, I wonder: will the greatest invention of the 21st century be clothes that don’t need washing at all? Pangaia is one eco-fashion startup that dangles this dream in the form of an off-white seaweed fibre T-shirt, treated with peppermint oil. Its natural freshness will apparently save up to 3,000 litres of water over its lifetime. Yours for $85 (£67). Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tom Cotton is a maniac  Washington ExaminerIsrael unveils "Trump Heights" community  CBS NewsUS threat: Iran's 'unprovoked' tanker attack warrants 'retaliatory military strike'  Express.co.ukFull transcript of "Face the Nation" on June 16, 2019  CBS NewsThe danger of Tom Cotton  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A pro-migrant German politician was shot dead. Officials now suspect a far-right motive  CNNKilling of German Politician Is Treated as Possible Terrorist Act  The New York TimesFar-right sympathizer suspected of killing German pro-migrant politician  ReutersTop prosecutors take over probe of German politician slaying  Fox NewsGerman Terror Police Probe Politician’s Killing  The Wall Street JournalView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 'disintegrated into confetti,' captain appears to have run 'amok,' report says  New York Post Malaysia Airlines MH370 may have been deliberately crashed: report  Business InsiderMH370 bombshell: Pilot deliberately crashed plane says expert in shock claim  Express.co.ukMH370 captain may have depressurized the cabin: report  Business Insider‘Depressed’ MH370 captain locked co-pilot out of the cockpit and crashed killing 238 in ‘murder-suicide’, his  The SunView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Muslim Brotherhood accused Egypt of "assassinating" Morsi through years of poor prison conditions and called for worldwide protests.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The awareness scheme involves three training programmes.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Supporters of the ousted Egyptian president describe his death as 'tantamount to state-sponsored murder'
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has died suddenly following a court appearance in Cairo, according to Egyptian state television. He was 67. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Simon and Christian Savidge met in 2011 and live in Wirral. Simon, 37, works for Liverpool library services and has a books blog and YouTube channel. Christian, 47, works in operations for John LewisSimon and Christian met on Twitter eight years ago. In his profile, Simon had written that he liked “books, beards and cheese”. “I sent him a message saying: ‘I work in cheese’,” Christian recalls, “because at the time I was working for a dairy.” They both laugh. He also had a beard. But, Simon points out, “He didn’t mention the fact he didn’t really like books.”Both were single and had turned to Twitter to try to meet someone. They liked that it wasn’t a dating platform. “So you don’t have an expectation,” says Christian. “We were just two people chatting and getting to know each other.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Washington is looking at some key changes as part of a bipartisan retirement bill called the SECURE Act. The bill passed the House in May.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Passengers on a Bulgarian airline were torn from their seats by violent in-flight turbulence and sent crashing into the cabin ceiling – and one another – leaving ten with injuries. The terrifying moment was caught on camera. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tally of deaths makes it one of most dangerous fields for journalists after war reportingJagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to deathThirteen journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed in recent years and many more are suffering violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits, according to a study.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which produced the tally, is investigating a further 16 deaths over the last decade. It says the number of murders may be as high as 29, making this field of journalism one of the most dangerous after war reporting. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tally of deaths makes it one of most dangerous fields for journalists after war reportingJagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to deathThirteen journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed in recent years and many more are suffering violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits, according to a study.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which produced the tally, is investigating a further 16 deaths over the last decade. It says the number of murders may be as high as 29, making this field of journalism one of the most dangerous after war reporting. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to limit the ability of federal and state prosecutors to separately charge people for the same underlying crime, a decision with major implications for people like Paul Manafort convicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and facing state charges as well.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A flight attendant was slammed into the ceiling during violent turbulence on an ALK Airlines flight in France.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Young people in Liverpool, England are reportedly having bounties placed on their heads by ‘elders’ and told to stab each other for as much as £1,000 ($1,255), so that older gang members can escape being caught themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Young people in Liverpool, England are reportedly having bounties placed on their heads by ‘elders’ and told to stab each other for as much as £1,000 ($1,255), so that older gang members can escape being caught themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The judge retired last year
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Sweden secured their place in the knockout stage after beating Thailand 5-1.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Gen. Filipp Bobkov, a veteran of Soviet counterintelligence whose job at the KGB involved quashing dissidents and preventing flare ups of ethnic tensions, has died in Moscow aged 93. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Gen. Filipp Bobkov, a veteran of Soviet counterintelligence whose job at the KGB involved quashing dissidents and preventing flare ups of ethnic tensions, has died in Moscow aged 93. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Canada joins the Netherlands in the knockout stage after beating New Zealand.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Three Delhi policemen have been suspended over the brutal beating of a man in the street following a fender bender in India. Viral footage of the altercation sparked a protest and police investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Ledra Palace sits at the heart of Nicosia's buffer zone.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Argentina's stuttering start to the Copa America in Brazil has drawn stern criticism from the nation's greatest-ever player, with Diego Maradona launching an expletive-laden rant at the team following their defeat to Colombia. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    It was only after Colette Smith debuted as a Jets coaching inter in 2017, that she realized her true calling as a motivational speaker.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    For people struggling with their weight, surgery can be a source of help and hope. But it often has an unexpected effect on romantic relationshipsBefore Steven Jason Williams had his gastric bypass in August 2017, he attended group sessions to prepare himself. It was at one of these classes that Williams, now 44, was first told that many married patients will divorce within years of the surgery. He turned to look at his wife, Desiree, who had trundled him into the meeting using the portable wheelchair they kept in the boot of their car. Williams couldn’t walk more than a few feet – at his heaviest, he weighed 587lbs (266kg) – and he spent nearly all his time at home, being cared for by Desiree. He knew then that their marriage was over.“I remember just looking at her thinking, that’s going to be us. Because we’re already rocky as it is,” says Williams. Two months after the surgery, Desiree was gone. “I hadn’t even got the stitches healed.” Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The socialite and a designer jeans pioneer had been suffering from stomach cancer.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Ross: Deal Can Be Done With China, But Won't Come From G-20  Bloomberg PoliticsTrump 'perfectly happy' to slap further tariffs on China if no deal is reached, Wilbur Ross says  CNBCRoss downplays possibility of deal between U.S., China emerging at possible meeting of leaders | TheHill  The HillDonald Trump's trade chief savages 'difficult' EU – 'Nobody around to negotiate with'  Express.co.ukIt's 'complicated to negotiate with the European Union,' Wilbur Ross says  CNBCView full coverage on Google News
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    In the past six weeks, at least 400 civilians have been killed and a quarter of the victims were children.
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    Teen activist says he was trying to be 'as extreme and shocking as possible' in messages sparking online backlash
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    Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a 'poster boy' for racists  BBC NewsLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan has called Donald Trump a "poster boy for racists" after the US President hit out at him over London's knife crime. Mr Trump ...View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Home Office accused of using language tests inappropriately and in discriminatory mannerAlmost two in five Syrian asylum seekers were made to take a widely criticised language test to prove their nationality, the Guardian can reveal.Campaigners and experts have criticised the Home Office for the widespread use of language analysis on those claiming to have fled Syria, describing it as “pseudoscience” and a political tool to exclude migrants. Continue reading...
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    Controversial bill that replaces first come first served standard will prompt shredding of 18,000 existing applications.
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    She is the go-to soprano for world leaders, royals and Broadway directors – and she even sang in elf language for Lord of the Rings. The great barrier-buster relives her biggest breaksShe sang at the inauguration of Barack Obama and at the diamond jubilee concert thrown for the Queen. She also performed at senator John McCain’s funeral and at Prince Charles’s 70th-birthday bash. Yet here’s Renée Fleming today, sitting in a dowdy London studio, eating salad from a cardboard box and feeling somewhat daunted.“It is terrifying,” she says, of her part in the Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. “There’s so much dialogue, which is not a skill I’ve practised much. But I’ve always had a voracious love of musical adventure.” Fortunately, her friend John Malkovich has given her some advice. “He told me, ‘You just have to put in the hours.’ That made me feel better.” Continue reading...
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    It's that time of year again. Monday marks the start of what some describe as the most gruelling and stressful rites of passage in France: the baccalaureate, colloquially called the “bac”.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Edward Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the stabbing death of a wounded ISIL prisoner.
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    The Netherlands beat Cameroon beat 3-1 securing their place in the knockout stages
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    Adults should talk to strangers more often. It's good for you.       
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    This parody video imagines Boston Dynamics robots fighting back  The Boston GlobeA video that shows a robot turning on its creators is scary -- but also fake  CNNThis funny but terrifying parody video about Boston Dynamics shows a robot learning to fight back against humans  Business InsiderView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Terrorist trio, including 2 females, kill at least 30 watching soccer match in Nigeria  Fox NewsNigeria suicide blast kills 30 at video hall in Borno  BBC News30 dead in triple suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria  CNNNigeria suicide attack: Triple blasts kill at least 30 in Borno  Aljazeera.comNigeria Says 30 People Killed in Northeast Suicide Attacks  BloombergView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    British Prime Minister Theresa May would not retweet Katie Hopkins, whose criticism London Mayor Sadiq Khan was repeated by U.S. President Donald Trump, May's spokesman said on Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The FBI has been called in to help investigate the deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic.One possible line of inquiry reportedly being looked into is whether bootleg alcohol is to blame for the spate of deaths and illnesses in resorts at the popular Caribbean holiday destination.Some of those who died are reported to have consumed alcohol from the minibar in their hotel room before their deaths – however it is not known whether there is any connection at this stage.Officials in the Dominican Republic have said the deaths over the last year are isolated incidents and that the country is still a safe destination.Leyla Cox, 53, became the eighth American to die on the island after she was found dead in her hotel room at Excellence Resort in Punta Cana on 10 June, just a day after her birthday, her family said.The MRI technician’s son Will Cox said his family did not know the cause of his mother’s death and that her body had not yet been returned to her home in Staten Island, New York.Bride-to-be Yvette Monique Sport, 51, of Pennsylvania, was the first tourist to die after drinking from a minibar at Bahia Principe hotel in Punta Cana in June 2018.A month later, David Harrison, 45, of Maryland, died from an apparent heart attack at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.In April this year, Robert Bell Wallace, 67, from California, reportedly fell ill and died four days later after drinking a whisky at the same Hard Rock Hotel. That same month, John Corcoran, the 60-year-old brother of TV star Barbara Corcoran, who appears on America’s version of Dragons’ Den, died from an apparent heart attack while holidaying on the island.In May, Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvania, checked into the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville with her husband.She is said to have fallen ill after having a drink from the minibar in their room and died a short while later.Five days later, Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, were found dead in their room in neighbouring Grand Bahia Principe resort.Excess fluid in the lungs was listed among the causes of their deaths in preliminary reports, according to NBC news.The US embassy in the Dominican Republic said the FBI had been called in to carry out toxicology reports, but that the results could take up to 30 days.It said in a statement last week: “These incidents are tragic and we offer our deepest condolences to those personally impacted.“Dominican authorities have asked for FBI assistance for further toxicology analysis on the recent Bahia Principe, La Romana, cases and our FBI colleagues tell us that those results may take up to 30 days. “We ask everyone to be patient while these investigations run their course.”Francisco Garcia, the country’s tourism minister, called the deaths “isolated incidents” earlier this month and said that the Dominican Republic was a “safe destination”.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Leyla Cox, 53, became eighth American to die on Caribbean island in space of a year
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Italy ease into the knockout stages after thrashing Jamaica 5-0
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    Boeing reached a deal with British Airways to provide parts for some planes made by rival Airbus, as Boeing pushes its services business.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Action orders Oregon judges to reexamine dispute between lesbian couple and bakery owners who refused to make their cake
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    Poland is preparing six sites across the country to accommodate additional US troops relocating from Germany. By doing this, Washington has tried to exert pressure on both Moscow and Berlin, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Scotland might see their world cup dreams cut short after upsetting loss against Japan on Friday.
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    • Jason Roy ruled out for at least two games with hamstring tear• Captain says any return for Alex Hales would be run by playersEoin Morgan has said the possible stigma surrounding Alex Hales goes against his chances of a dramatic World Cup recall, with England still hopeful Jason Roy’s hamstring tear should not prevent his return later in the tournament.The England captain, who has improved after a back spasm and expects to face Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday, is optimistic his first‑choice opener could be fit for the match against Australia at Lord’s on 25 June. The extent of the left hamstring injury Roy suffered against West Indies last Friday has not been disclosed, however, despite talk of a possible grade two tear that would have a recovery period of two to six weeks depending on the damage to muscle fibres. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The three-hour event debate between AKP candidate Binali Yildirim and the opposition's Ekrem Imamoglu was one of the first of its kind in Turkey in nearly two decades.
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    Amazon Synod to Consider Possible Ordination of Married Men  National Catholic RegisterIn historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region  NBC NewsVatican Opens Door to Limited Ordination of Married Men as Priests  The New York TimesVatican considers allowing married men to become priests in clergy-scarce Amazon region  Fox NewsVatican formally opens debate on married priests in Amazon  The Associated PressView full coverage on Google News
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    Apple makes it a point with every product announcement to stress security and privacy features. That exact thing happened just a few weeks ago at Apple's annual developer event, where the company unveiled several new privacy-centric features that other companies might not be able to replicate (because, you know, Android). But iPhone encryption is only as good as your password. If you don't use one, or if your password can be easily guessed, anyone with physical access to your phone can get into it. Then there are companies out there that specialize in unlocking mobile devices regardless of how strong the password is, companies that have been working with law enforcement agencies to crack devices during investigations. One of them is Israeli firm Cellebrite, which claims that it can now break into any iPhone or iPad running on Apple's latest iOS release, as well as high-end Android phones.In a somewhat unusual move, the company announced its capabilities on Twitter while introducing a brand new "exclusive" solution for law enforcement agencies.https://twitter.com/Cellebrite_UFED/status/1139569499206643715UFED Premium allows the company to extract data from all iOS and high-end Android devices, the company said. That means Cellebrite found a weak spot in Apple's armor that will enable it to crack any password and extract data from iOS devices. Cellebrite doesn't explain on its website how everything works, and this is probably a costly discovery. But if the company can unlock any iOS or Android phone, it means the latest versions of each operating system are susceptible to attacks:> Bypass or determine locks and perform a full file system extraction on any iOS device, or a physical extraction or full file system (File-Based Encryption) extraction on many high-end Android devices, to get much more data than what is possible through logical extractions and other conventional means.> > Gain access to 3rd party app data, chat conversations, downloaded emails and email attachments, deleted content and more, increase your chances of finding the incriminating evidence and bringing your case to a resolution.However, to unlock an iPhone or Android device, Cellebrite would need physical access to the phone or tablet in question. The product is explicitly targeting law enforcement agencies that would have in their possessions locked mobile devices they'd need to inspect.That doesn't mean Cellebrite can perform any remote breaches into iOS or Android devices, at least not with the help of this particular tool. The company did make the news a few years ago for allegedly unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters for the FBI after Apple repeatedly refused requests to create a backdoor into its devices. Cellebrite, however, was not the company the FBI hired.A different security company called Grayshift has also made the news for having been able to unlock password-protected iPhones with the help of a special GrayKey machine. Apple, however, managed to block that hack. A similar cat and mouse game will probably follow for this new Cellebrite tool.Both Apple and Google have already announced the next-gen versions of iOS and Android. That's iOS 13, set for a mid-September launch, and Android 10 Q, which will be released about a month earlier.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Investigators looking at possible political motive behind the killing
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    Finnish radio has dropped its weekly Latin news bulletin after 30 years.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Li Ying's goal hands China a win over South Africa.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Recently, a driver was caught speeding at 264kmph on Emirates Road in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    American fashion designer, heiress, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt died on Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper has said.
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    An Indian magician is feared dead after he attempted to emulate a famous Harry Houdini stunt by escaping from shackles while submerged underwater. Authorities were alerted and a search began after he failed to reemerge. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Author: ReutersID: 1560781996099838300Mon, 2019-06-17 12:33 GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities. A series of attacks in Ituri province has mostly targeted Hema herders, who have long been in conflict with Lendu farmers over grazing rights and political representation, although the exact identity of the assailants remains murky. Open conflict between Hema and Lendu from 1999-2007 resulted in an estimated 50,000 deaths in one of the bloodiest chapters of a civil war in eastern Congo that left millions dead from conflict, hunger and disease. Tit-for-tat attacks between the two groups in late 2017 and early 2018 killed hundreds of people and forced tens of thousands more to flee their homes, but a tenuous calm had taken hold until this month. Pascal Kakoraki Baguma, a national lawmaker from Ituri, said the latest violence was sparked by the killing last Monday of four Lendu businesspeople. “Members of the Lendu community believed that these assassinations were the work of the Hema,” Kakoraki said. “This is why they launched several attacks on Hema villages.” “Sources affirm that 161 bodies have been found so far. But the death toll goes beyond the bodies recovered, as there were other massacres of civilians and police officers,” he said. Jean Bosco Lalo, president of civil society organizations in Ituri, said 200 bodies had been found since last week in predominantly Hema villages, including the 161 mentioned by Kakoraki. Lalo said the toll would rise once his teams gained access to other villages where killings had been reported. Ituri Governor Jean Bamanisa said provincial authorities were still working to establish the exact death toll and declined to say who was responsible. He said the assailants’ tactics were to “empty out the villages, burn them and pursue those who had fled to the surrounding areas with bladed weapons.” Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, who took office in January, is trying to restore stability to the country’s eastern borderlands, a tinderbox of conflict among armed groups over ethnicity, natural resources and political power. Several rebel leaders have surrendered or been captured during his first months in office, but armed violence has persisted, particularly in North Kivu province, south of Ituri, which is the epicenter of a 10-month Ebola outbreak. Main category: WorldTags: Democratic Republic of Congoethnic clashes Congolese refugees cross illegally into Uganda, raising risk of EbolaUganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo
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    Written in 1980 for the Les Miserables musical, "Do you hear the people sing?" has become a protest anthem.
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    Passengers on a flight to France got tossed around in the air over the weekend in a terrifying bout of turbulence captured on video.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Most Uzbeks back president Mirziyoyev's reform process but they complain about difficulties such as finding jobs.
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    Australia was able beat Brazil 3-2 despite an incredible goal from Marta.
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    At a time when Christians throughout the Muslim world are suffering from a variety of persecution, the plight of Palestinian Christians is seldom heard. It exists. Open Doors, a human rights group that follows the persecution of Christians, notes that
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Suzanne Collins has written a book set in Panem 64 years before the original dystopian trilogy and Lionsgate has confirmed interest in adapting it for the big screenSuzanne Collins is writing a prequel to her best-selling Hunger Games trilogy with a potential movie adaptation also on the way.The currently untitled book will be released in May 2020 and will be set in the world of Panem 64 years before the events of the dystopian franchise. It will focus on the time after the so-called “Dark Days,”, a failed rebellion. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Teenagers stood inside a metal cage outside U.N. headquarters in Geneva on Monday to punctuate a protest by American and Mexican activists demanding that migrant children in U.S. custody be reunited with parents seeking asylum.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    NASA's says its new mission will consist of a diverse team of core astronauts
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    The political crisis shows how Beijing’s long-term efforts to win hearts and minds appear to be stumbling.
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    The political crisis shows how the Beijing government's long-term efforts to win hearts and minds appear to be stumbling.
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    Beyond Meat is taking a new shape. The alternative meat maker is debuting a plant-based "ground beef," which marbleizes and tenderizes just like the real thing.
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    A document suggests the idea to deal with the shortage of priests in remote areas.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95
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    Xi's visit would mark the first trip by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years. China is North Korea’s most crucial ally.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'Convictions for sex work further limit people's ability to exit the industry and find alternative means of employment,' says sex worker
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The first e-scooter death in France has put the regulation of the trendy vehicles back in the spotlight. Euronews takes a look at how some European countries are tackling the issue.
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    In the second season of the HBO drama, a nuanced depiction of surviving a violent marriage artfully evokes a form of PTSDBig Little Lies is a beautiful show about ugly secrets. Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, the show centers around the lives of five very different women in Monterey, California, who are connected through a murder. Since its first season, the show has been celebrated for its gorgeous cinematography, deft storytelling and excellent acting. Though the show explores many forms of deception, from white lies to infidelity, its nuanced look at the ways that domestic violence can remain hidden from public view is one of the series’ most important additions to the cultural conversation. Related: Is Big Little Lies selling us a version of consumer feminism that's too good to be true? Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    French-Israeli telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced Monday.
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    2 of Europe's biggest militaries just signed up to produce their own fighter jet, as they try to reduce their dependence on the US  Business InsiderFrance, Germany and Spain agreed Monday to develop a European fighter jet and air combat system, part of an effort to reduce dependency on the US.View full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    As US leaders once again blame Tehran for an attack on a pair of tankers, Iranian Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi joins RT to debunk their arguments and challenge the Western narrative on the Islamic Republic. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Danish flag's red background represents courage, while the white of the cross stands for peace.
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    'Most of all I would just like to know now what happened to them, that they didn't suffer too much', says one woman, who still lays the table for her husband and sons, 20 years after they were arrested and went missing
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Dana White will remain UFC president for another decade at least after signing a new long-term deal to remain as president of the MMA promotion, with further moves into boxing and NFL ownership widely speculated. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Elon Musk announced on Twitter he had 'deleted' his account
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    The world’s top cliff divers are set to put on a spectacular show this weekend as the World Series makes its next stop in Azores, Portugal, where rocky cliffs of volcanic origin will be converted into a natural sports venue. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The guidelines prohibit ads that play on roles deemed more female or male, as well as derogatory messages around body image.
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    Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and suggestions blogsWelcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from last week.A foundational work to start with. Aeschylus’ Oresteia has awed paulburns: Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to ensure the introduction of an electronic single-entry visa from 2021 for foreigners visiting Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    English football's second most prestigious club cup competition, The EFL Cup, will continue its trend of holding draws in unusual locations with next season's first-round draw set to be held in a London supermarket. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran has said it will breach an internationally agreed limit on its stock of low-enriched uranium in 10 days.
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    Scammers who posed as George Clooney arrested in Thailand  CNNA couple dubbed the "Italian Bonnie and Clyde" who impersonated the US actor George Clooney to sell their clothing line have been arrested in Thailand.View full coverage on Google News
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    A new stock exchange connection between Britain and China launched on Monday, which will see UK-listed companies become the first foreign firms permitted to list stocks in mainland China. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Follow the latest updates from Washington, as it happened
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    President does not hold back in sprawling interview, slamming Robert Mueller and saying he'll never stop tweeting
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    UK ministers including the foreign secretary have been quick to ridicule Jeremy Corbyn’s call for caution over blaming Iran for two attacks on Gulf tankers last week. The problem is the EU supports the Labour leader’s stance. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    UK ministers including the foreign secretary have been quick to ridicule Jeremy Corbyn’s call for caution over blaming Iran for two attacks on Gulf tankers last week. The problem is the EU supports the Labour leader’s stance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Tory contender says someone with ‘genuine experience of life’ should take on frontrunnerSajid Javid has hit out at the idea of a final runoff in the Tory leadership election that is “some kind of Oxford Union debate” between Boris Johnson and another candidate, as he suggested his failure to be the most confident speaker could be due to his working-class background.Javid, who is the son of a Pakistani bus driver, said he thought the contender to face Johnson should not be another Oxford University graduate or Old Etonian, but someone “with genuine experience of life”. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China'  CNNChina Calls Marijuana Legalization a ‘Threat’  U.S. News & World ReportChina blames legalization of marijuana in US, Canada for increase in smuggling | TheHill  The HillBeijing blames marijuana legalization in Canada and parts of US for spike in China's cannabis use  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
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    Germany has joined other countries after green issues surged up the agenda
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    A philanthropy affiliated with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, said it is offering support an Arizona family after a confrontation with police in Phoenix last month following an alleged shoplifting incident.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    One of Chad's main rebel leaders was detained at his Paris home on Monday over alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan, his rebel group and French legal sources said.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran officials issue new warning amid US tensions  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Neymar's tumultuous time in Paris may be drawing to a close amid reports in France stating that the Brazilian superstar is set to return to La Liga this summer, with former club Barcelona believed to be at the front of the queue. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday amid a widening probe. Bayer has admitted the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. "Update on Monsanto stakeholder lists: until the end of last week, the firm hired by Bayer contacted all the people on the German and French lists," Bayer's press department tweeted.
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    Empty vintage court's room with table,chairs and microphones.
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    The outbreaks occur each year in the hot weather but this summer’s toll is far higher.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A proposal in Rome to issue small-denomination bonds could have disastrous consequences, one analyst told CNBC.
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    Author: AFPID: 1560776361319391200Mon, 2019-06-17 12:57 BEIJING: Xi Jinping will make the first trip to North Korea by a Chinese president in 14 years this week, state media said Monday, as Beijing tightens relations with Pyongyang amid tensions with the United States. Xi will visit Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Chinese broadcaster CCTV. The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi to discuss their protracted trade war. Analysts say Xi could now use North Korea as leverage in talks with Trump. China and North Korea have worked to improve relations in the past year after they deteriorated as Beijing backed a series of UN sanctions against its Cold War-era ally over its nuclear activities. The North’s leader Kim Jong Un has traveled to China — his country’s sole major ally — four times in the past year to meet Xi. But Xi had yet to reciprocate until now. It will be the first trip there by a Chinese president since Hu Jintao went in 2005. “China-DPRK relations have opened a new chapter,” CCTV said, adding that Xi and Kim have reached a “series of important consensus” in past meetings. Xi and Kim will “push for new progress” in a political resolution of the Korean peninsula issue, according to CCTV, which cited an unnamed official. With Beijing and Washington at loggerheads over trade, China is keen to remind Trump of its influence in Pyongyang, with whom his nuclear negotiations — a point of pride for the US president, who faces an election next year — are also at a deadlock. “The signal would be that China remains a critical stakeholder,” said Jingdong Yuan, a professor specializing in Asia-Pacific security and Chinese foreign policy at the University of Sydney. “You cannot ignore China and China can play a very important role,” he told AFP. Xi could thus use the trip as a “bargaining chip” in the US-China trade war, he added. According to an informed source in Pyongyang, Beijing was keen to arrange a visit to North Korea ahead of any encounter between Xi and Trump at the G20 summit — with logistics finalized only last month. In recent days, hundreds of soldiers and workers have been sprucing up the Friendship Tower in Pyongyang, pruning bushes and replanting flowerbeds on the approaches to the monument, which commemorates the millions of Chinese troops Mao Zedong sent to save the forces of Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, from defeat during the Korean War. A detachment of soldiers in white jackets was also seen outside the Liberation War Museum — which includes a section on the Chinese contribution — potentially indicating that it may be on Xi’s itinerary. The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in said it had learned about Xi’s travel plans last week. “We hope that this visit will contribute to the early resumption of negotiations for the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula which will lead to the settlement of lasting peace on the Korean peninsula,” the Blue House said. It will be Xi’s first trip to North Korea since taking power in 2012, though he visited the country as vice president in 2008. In contrast, Kim Jong Un has gone to China multiple times over the past year — an unbalanced exchange that has not gone unnoticed in Pyongyang. According to diplomatic sources in the North Korean capital, after Kim’s many trips to meet Xi, there were increasingly strong feelings in Pyongyang that the Chinese leader should reciprocate for reasons of saving face. “From a North Korean perspective, it’s time for Chairman Xi to visit,” said John Delury, an expert on US-China relations and Korean Peninsula affairs at Yonsei University in Seoul. “They do keep score and it’s like four to zero,” he recently told AFP. “So far, Xi has approached China-North Korea relations very much as a function of US-China relations and kind of calculated in terms of that.” The visit also comes as negotiations between Trump and Kim have soured after a second summit in February broke up without a deal, failing to agree on what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in exchange for sanctions relief. Since then, Kim has accused Washington of acting in “bad faith” and given it until the end of the year to change its approach. Still, the nuclear situation is “under control for now,” said Delury. “That creates a space, a window where Xi could make a visit without expecting like a missile test the day he leaves or something like that,” he said. Main category: WorldTags: ChinaNorth KoraXi JinpingKim Jong Un North Korea leader visits China after warning of alternate path to US talksXi Jinping and N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un met in China
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    Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network  ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and ...View full coverage on Google News
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    Tory leadership hopeful tries to shrug off fears he is too soft for No 10Jeremy Hunt is almost invariably described as “thoroughly nice” or a “decent chap” by fellow MPs and people in government who have worked closely with him.One of his former employees at his publishing business recalls him as an “affable lummox”, but this genial disposition has given some Conservative colleagues the jitters about supporting him in the leadership race, wondering if he lacks the ruthlessness to do well in No 10. Continue reading...
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    Ali Haddad, a key backer of Algeria's former leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika and one of the country's top businessmen, was jailed for six months Monday for holding two passports, state television reported.
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    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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    From 80s Toxteth to a neon-masked gang, the prize reveals that video art is becoming increasingly inventiveIn one film, a mother talks about visions of turning her baby into a fried egg – and then eating it. In another, the traditional martial arts movie gets reimagined as an impressively choreographed African wedding ceremony.The nominees for this year’s Jarman award, which recognise the pioneering work of UK-based artist film-makers, show how the field of the moving image is becoming increasingly diverse and inventive. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Government extends scheme beyond 2020 into countries outside Middle East and North Africa
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    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality.“I’m encourage by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC’s Jonathan Karl when asked about Biden’s recent reversal on the issue.Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a petition over the weekend to build public support for the amendment's repeal, went on to explain that the direct federal funding of abortion is necessary to protect the abortion rights of incarcerated pregnant women.“Reproductive health care for incarcerated women should be guaranteed as it is with all women in the United States, so I think it really depends,” said the freshman New York lawmaker. More from her remarks:> And that’s really what the Hyde amendment is really about. The Hyde amendment isn’t about abortion per se. The Hyde amendment is truly about equality of healthcare and healthcare access for low income women and women of color and women that get caught in our mass incarceration system. And so the Hyde amendment is about income inequality and it’s about women’s healthcare in a system of income inequality. So I think that we need to repeal it.After maintaining support for the Hyde amendment throughout his decades-long career in politics, Biden reversed himself last month in response to pressure from abortion-advocacy groups.“If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone's ZIP code,” Biden said at a Democratic National Committee gala in Atlanta, citing the restrictive abortion bills recently passed in a number of southern states as the impetus for his reversal.Biden's high-profile reversal on the Hyde amendment prompted an outpouring of public statements from his 2020 Democratic primary opponents about the need to repeal the amendment, which has been added as a rider to federal spending bills in the decades since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Less than half of S&P 500 and FTSE 350 CEOs have a social media presence, new research has found.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'It was not Iraq. It were other people', says president
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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday officially renamed a settlement in the disputed Golan Heights after Israel’s “great friend” Donald Trump, in a show of gratitude for the US president for recognising Israel’s sovereignty of the territory.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday officially renamed a settlement in the disputed Golan Heights after Israel’s “great friend” Donald Trump, in a show of gratitude for the US president for recognising Israel’s sovereignty of the territory.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched a string of attacks on Saudi targets in recent weeks.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    It's still far too early to say for certain whether the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ have truly been a success for Samsung. The second quarter of 2019 will be the first full quarter of sales for the company's new flagship phones series, so we should find out sometime next month whether the Galaxy S10 series gave Samsung's mobile division the boost it so sorely needed after last year's Galaxy S9 series was a flop. What we can say for certain, however, is that the Galaxy S10 series is a massive step in the right direction for Samsung. While last year's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagship phones were uninspired and boring, this year's Galaxy S10 phones finally feature the elegant redesign and all-screen display that Samsung fans have been craving.Thankfully, there's more good news on the way for Samsung fans, and it's much-needed considering the current Galaxy Fold disaster (though we totally warned you more than a year before it was announced that the Galaxy Fold would end up being a piece of junk). It turns out that the upcoming new Galaxy Note 10 is getting the same type of massive redesign that the Galaxy S10 got earlier this year, and now a new series of leaks may confirm Samsung's new design... or should we say, "designs."That's right, Samsung fans: for the first time ever, it appears as though Samsung will release not one but two different Galaxy Note phones. Just as Samsung followed Apple's lead with the Galaxy S10 series and added a (slightly) less expensive entry-level model, the Note 10 will seemingly have an entry-level model as well. This time around, the "Galaxy Note 10" will have slightly less impressive specs and a slightly lower price point, while the "Galaxy Note 10 Pro" will be the ultra high-end model with upgraded features and a price tag that's sure to make you cringe. An earlier report suggested that the Note 10 Pro model could start as high as $1,200 for the lowest amount of built-in storage.We've seen digital renders of both the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro already, and they came from Twitter user @OnLeaks, a source who regularly posts accurate renders of unreleased smartphones since the drawings are based on actual design files taken from the factory where these phones are manufactured. Here's a quick refresher that was posted last week:If previous leaks haven't been enough to convince you that this is what the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro will look like, we now have another set of leaks that further confirm the designs. A Twitter user named Sudhanshu Ambhore has posted photos of smartphone cases in the past that turned out to accurately depict the designs of unreleased smartphones. Now, he's back with two more cases.First, we have a case designed for the Galaxy Note 10, pictured first on its own and then a second time with a render of the Note 10 behind it.https://twitter.com/Sudhanshu1414/status/1139943092251795456Then, in a separate post on Twitter, we can see a Galaxy Note 10 Pro case from four different angles.https://twitter.com/Sudhanshu1414/status/1139942454122041345Samsung isn't expected to announce the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 10 Pro until sometime in early August, but don't expect the new design to be much of a surprise when the new phones are finally unveiled.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    80 years ago, a crowd gathered for what was to become the last public execution by guillotine in France — a grim spectacle that was captured on film.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    More than 10,000 creatives from around the world have descended on Cannes this week for the French city’s other big festival – the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    British ‘hacker’ Lauri Love, who won his fight against US extradition in the UK, says the chances of Julian Assange receiving a fair trial in America are “effectively nil.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    British ‘hacker’ Lauri Love, who won his fight against US extradition in the UK, says the chances of Julian Assange receiving a fair trial in America are “effectively nil.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Parisian theatre company is on a rare visit to the UK with Ivo van Hove’s The Damned. What are the secrets of the world’s oldest active troupe?Companies like nothing more than to refer to themselves, unironically, as families. The actors of Paris’s Comédie-Française have a better claim than most, however: for starters, directors keep casting them as fratricidal dynasties. Just this season, the oldest active theatre troupe in the world has portrayed a tribe pushed to the brink in Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander; the murderous siblings Electra and Orestes; and the Essenbecks, the wealthy Nazi-era family that comes undone in The Damned.Now London audiences will get to see some of the Comédie-Française’s star performers lock horns, too. This week, The Damned, staged by Ivo van Hove and based on Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, will open at London’s Barbican. It is the French company’s first UK tour in nearly two decades. The production is hardly traditional, with spare sets and extensive live filming, yet as an intergenerational tragedy, it hits the mark chillingly. Continue reading...
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    The mural painting by French street art duo Ella & Pitr measures 2.3 acres and was completed on the rooftop of Pavillion 3 at the Parc des Expositions.
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    2017 Red Bull Air Race world champion Yoshihide Muroya is the only Japanese pilot in the history of the sport, and is an aviation hero in the country.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    President Donald Trump assumes his "financial statement" will "at some point" be released, he told ABC News in an interview that aired Sunday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea for a two-day visit starting this Thursday, according to Chinese state media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The EU abets Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orbán, while also failing to challenge China’s abuse of its Muslim populations The European elections last month were widely seen as a test of the EU’s resilience. Many were relieved that far-right parties did not do as well as feared. However, nationalism is still on the rise across the continent, and the EU is not an innocent bystander.A meeting of two Islamophobes earlier this month brought this home to me. That day, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met with her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán. At the top of their agenda was the danger of “continuously growing Muslim populations”. No surprises there. While Aung San Suu Kyi is complicit in the genocidal “ethnic cleansing” of some 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees into Bangladesh, Orbán spearheaded the abhorrent fiction that the Jewish philanthropist George Soros is funding the mass migration of Muslims to Europe. Related: The far right may not have cleaned up, but its influence now dominates Europe | Cas Mudde Related: Far-right fundraising not taken seriously by UK, report finds Continue reading...
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    ECMO can help patients cheat death — but, in a moral dilemma, the miracle machine can leave patients with no prospect of survival outside the ICU.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    India is hitting the United States with more tariffs  CNNIndia just increased tariffs on US exports, dealing another blow to fragile global trade.View full coverage on Google News
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    Justice law legal concept. statue of justice or lady justice with bokeh background.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Surveillance video shows suspect fleeing hospital in gown and blue socks with head wrapped in bandage
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Russian sprint hurdler Sergey Shubenkov claimed a dramatic victory at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, winning the men’s 110m hurdles final despite being tripped by his main rival right at the finish line. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Ecuador 'allows US military planes to use Galapagos island airfield'  BBC NewsEcuador defends decision to let the U.S. use the Galapagos Islands for anti-drug flights  Los Angeles TimesGalápagos Islands: outcry after Ecuador allows US military to use airstrip  The GuardianView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Abandoned at sea in desperate conditions for 18 months, the MV Azraqmoiah’s crew have finally been reunited with their familiesAfter 18 months stranded on a cargo vessel miles off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, with little food or water, no wages and little means of communication, Captain Ayyappan Swaminathan’s ordeal is finally over.In April, the Guardian reported the story of Ayyappan and his 10-strong crew, one of the most extreme cases of seafarer abandonment in recent years. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Abandoned at sea in desperate conditions for 18 months, the MV Azraqmoiah’s crew have finally been reunited with their familiesAfter 18 months stranded on a cargo vessel miles off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, with little food or water, no wages and little means of communication, Captain Ayyappan Swaminathan’s ordeal is finally over.In April, the Guardian reported the story of Ayyappan and his 10-strong crew, one of the most extreme cases of seafarer abandonment in recent years. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Armed police surrounded the family car after a young child left a shop with a doll without paying for it.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev, who made headlines earlier this year for kissing a female reporter after a victory, has emerged as the leading contender to be Tyson Fury's next opponent. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Russia’s aircraft manufacturers are taking part in the 2019 Paris Air Show which kicked off on Monday at Le Bourget airport. Russia has not participated in the show since 2014 due to Western sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Shania McNeill filmed on Snapchat singing and joking while swerving into oncoming traffic
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    After journalist Ivan Golunov was detained by Moscow police on bogus drug charges, he spent hours demanding a lawyer, but instead was kept awake for hours and harassed by cops, he told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    After journalist Ivan Golunov was detained by Moscow police on bogus drug charges, he spent hours demanding a lawyer, but instead was kept awake for hours and harassed by cops, he told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Certain states are using their position to secure unearned external income — refugee rent.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'Two million people marched here yesterday, it was occupied all night, and there isn't a scrap of rubbish on the road'
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    The dust may have settled in the aftermath of the final season of Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t mean the internet arguments have stopped, especially now that the showrunners have been accused of plagiarising Indian TV. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he "just deleted" his Twitter account. He makes his statement in a tweet.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Journalist Ivan Golunov spoke to RT about his arrest on false drug charges, alleged mistreatment in custody, huge public support that he didn’t expect, and plans for the future now that he is a minor celebrity in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Journalist Ivan Golunov spoke to RT about his arrest on false drug charges, alleged mistreatment in custody, huge public support that he didn’t expect, and plans for the future now that he is a minor celebrity in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Moments before attempting trick, Wizard Mandrake reportedly said: 'If I can free myself it will be magic, if I cannot it will be tragic'
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Mohamed Morsi died of an apparent heart attack, according to Egyptian media. He had been imprisoned since 2013, when his elected government was overthrown in a military coup.
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    His release comes at a time of mass demonstrations against Beijing’s tightening rule and the reinvigoration of a movement he helped start. 
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    His release comes at a time of mass demonstrations against Beijing’s tightening rule and the reinvigoration of a movement he helped start. 
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Stephen Bratton reportedly confessed to wife and fellow pastors, who excommunicated him
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A police forensic tent at the scene in Stratford, east London
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    After days of protests, the Hong Kong government suspended a proposed extradition bill on the weekend — a move that surprised some China watchers.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Over 40 wounded as attackers target villagers watching football
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Former NFL star O.J. Simpson has taken to his newly-launched Twitter account to deny rumors that he had fathered Khloe Kardashian with Kris Jenner. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    5 things to know for June 17: Hong Kong, Iran, power outage, Campaign 2020, Phoenix arrests  CNNHong Kong, Iran, Egypt: Your Tuesday Briefing  The New York TimesThe Debrief: 30 hours with President Trump, US-Iran tensions, Hong Kong protests | ABC News  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Yaqun Lu, 41, accused of harassing hatchings in protected area
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    'It was apocalyptic', mayor says
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Jubilant Indian fans took to social media to celebrate their cricket team’s victory over Pakistan in the World Cup on Sunday, seizing the opportunity to troll Islamabad. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The prime minister says fighting climate change, defending Canada’s oil industry and mending strained relations with its indigenous groups “go hand in hand.”
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Francesco Galdeli, 58, used name of actor to lure people to invest in bogus clothing company
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    An Italian man who allegedly impersonated actor George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested along with his wife in Thailand, police said.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The United States has been the East African country’s largest donor for decades, propping up a succession of weak governments that have struggled to deal with persistent drought and the brutal tactics of Islamist militants.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Doctors and healthcare workers across India are on strike to demand urgent hospital security reforms after junior doctors were attacked by family members of a deceased patient in Kolkata. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Author: AFPID: 1560783355489970900Mon, 2019-06-17 23:13 KOLKATA: Indian police on Monday recovered the body of a magician who drowned while trying to replicate an underwater Houdini-inspired stunt — tying himself up with chains and ropes and being lowered into a river. Rescue workers found the body of Chanchal Lahiri late Monday in the Hooghly river, the deputy commissioner of the port division of Kolkata police, Syed Waquar Raza, told AFP The 40-year-old Lahiri, who was known by his stage name “Jadugar Mandrake” (Wizard Mandrake), was lowered by winch into the river in Kolkata on Sunday in a yellow and red costume. But the 40-year-old — his legs and his arms tightly bound — failed to emerge from the water, to the horror of onlookers including his family and team members. Authorities had initially believed that the vanishing act could be part of the stunt but immediately mobilized help to rescue him. Lahiri told AFP before the attempted escape act that he had successfully pulled off a similar stunt 21 years ago at the same venue in the eastern city. “I was inside a bulletproof glass box tied with chain and locks and dropped down from Howrah bridge. Then I came out within 29 seconds,” he said. He admitted it would be tough to free himself this time. “If I can open it up then it will be magic, but if I can’t it will be tragic,” he said. He also said he was undertaking the death-defying stunt to “revive interest in magic.” When Lahiri tried another stunt at the river in 2013, he was assaulted by onlookers who saw him escape from a locked cage via a door that was clearly visible. He was beaten and punched and his long flowing golden-brown wig was pulled off by the crowd. Almost a decade earlier, he declared he would walk on the river waters but had to beat a hasty retreat when the act went wrong. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American stuntman who became a sensation in the early 20th century with daredevil feats including escaping from a crate lowered into the East River in New York in 1912.   Main category: WorldTags: WorldIndiaStunt Manila gaming resort cancels New Year balloon stunt after criticism‘French Spiderman’ tower stunt grinds London’s financial hub to halt
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Spectre of Iraq War intelligence misuse raised at EU council meeting
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iran will surpass the internationally agreed levels of its low-enriched uranium levels in 10 days, the country's atomic energy body said Monday.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Carles Puigdemont, former President of Catalonia, will have to travel to Madrid today if he’s to validate his status as a member of the new European Parliament.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    US president called on to speak to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at upcoming G20 summit
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A further 20 children have died from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in just 24 hours, bringing the total number of child fatalities said to be caused by lychee fruit in the Bihar state of eastern India to 97. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Israel unveils Golan Heights settlement to be named after Trump  AOLIsrael announces new Golan Heights settlement named 'Trump Heights'  CNN'Trump Heights': Israel names Golan Heights settlement after US president  Guardian NewsIsrael unveils a new settlement called 'Trump Heights', which isn't actually new and doesn't even really exist  Business InsiderIsrael Golan Heights: Israel renames Golan Heights town "Trump Heights" to honor U.S. president  CBS NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Hundreds of thousands of childcare places need to be created for babies and toddlers – but discrimination against mothers-to-be is rife, Motoko Rich writes
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Lee Dotson accused of being 'combative' and 'inciting a hostile crowd' but video shows him 'walking calmly away'
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    In Guatemala Election Former First Lady Heads For Runoff For President  NPRGuatemalans choose new president as many journey to US for better life  Fox NewsGuatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads  ReutersGuatemala election 2019: Who is Sandra Torres - former first lady who is shocking world  Express.co.ukBusinesswoman leads Guatemalan election, early results show  Fox NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Tehran will increase uranium production beyond the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal by June 27, a spokesperson for the nation’s atomic energy agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Trump says he doesn't know if North Korea Is building nuclear weapons: 'I hope not'  AOLChina's Leader To Meet Kim Jong Un In North Korea  NPRNorth Korea earthquake: Panic at 'large explosion' on border with China  Express.co.ukOne year after Singapore, the North Korea problem is bigger than nukes | TheHill  The HillChina's Xi Jinping to make first official trip to North Korea  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday Saturday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, who surprised him with ice cream, the Kremlin said in a statement.
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    So far this year, Russia has been flooding the European markets with an oversupply of natural gas despite the fact that the glut is pushing natural gas prices lower. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'He's coughing in the middle of my answer, I don't like that'
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    Moldova's new Prime Minister Maia Sandu says her country will seek stronger ties with the EU and she has vowed to fight corruption. Sandu took office last week after months of political deadlock with the Democratic Party, which refused to recognise her new coalition government.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Comments come just days after the US blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
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    15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches on Monday in Amsterdam Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches on Monday in Amsterdam Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boeing is scrambling to restore confidence in the 737 Max from regulators, customers and the flying public.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Italian Deputy PM and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini if on a charm offensive ahead of his visit to Washington. He spoke with NBC News' Claudio Lavanga on Europe, Trump and his stance on immigration.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei said that the Chinese tech company will report revenues of around $100 billion in 2019 and 2020, which would be flat growth versus 2018.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Iranian miscalculations over western “red lines” could lead to a conflict that nobody wants, Gulf affairs specialist tells Euronews.
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    My team works with young people who’ve been groomed, brainwashed and traumatised. We help them rebuild their lives “Somebody being shot in front of you, or you yourself shooting somebody, became just like drinking a glass of water.” An interview with a child soldier from Sierra Leone I read recently really struck a chord with me, because it’s the same sort of impact I see working with young people caught up in county lines. Exploitation normalises violence. Young lives are scarred.County lines describes when gangs from cities expand drug networks to other areas of the country, typically using dedicated mobile phone lines to supply drugs. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Donald Trump’s explanation of how “fantastic” his elusive tax record is and how lawyers won’t let him release it was interrupted by a man coughing. The irritated president told the offender to leave the Oval Office. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Donald Trump’s explanation of how “fantastic” his elusive tax record is and how lawyers won’t let him release it was interrupted by a man coughing. The irritated president told the offender to leave the Oval Office. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Sudan's ex-president Bashir charged with corruption, appearing in public for first time since coup
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    Polling shows US president behind Joe Biden in several key battleground states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania
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    Two indicators in the aviation industry may be pointing to a global downturn: declining demand for air cargo and a peak in aircraft orders last year, according to Peter Harbison, the executive chairman of CAPA, the Centre for Aviation.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    How did Hong Kong's protesters - many barely out of their teens - manage to force the government's hand?
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister but who has so far kept a low profile in the leadership race, needs to be put to the test, rival contender Michael Gove said on Monday.
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    The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate on Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged. Ruling party favorite Binali Yildirim and secular opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu argued during the live televised debate, a rarity in Turkey, over the election authority's decision to void the first mayoral election. Yildirim, a former Turkish prime minister, said the March 31 election had been "stolen" from him. The re-run is slated for June 23.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Protesters are still demanding chief executive Carrie Lam resign despite her apology
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The Russia collusion suspicions were fueled entirely by Trump and his campaign. The ABC News foreign 'dirt' interview shows he hasn't learned a thing.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    'We have to sort out our problems here,' the businesswoman has said
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Ross played down the prospect of an agreement being reached at the G-20 meeting in Osaka on June 28-29.
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    An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday. Theo Hayez was last seen leaving a Byron Bay nightclub late on May 31. Hayez on Monday made a public appeal for help to access his son's encrypted WhatsApp account.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    He is expected to resume his place at the forefront of the city's fight for political freedom
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    Settlement in Israeli-occupied territory named after US President in appreciation of his pro-Israel regional policies
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A song from Les Misérables was heard on the streets of Hong Kong as hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied against their Beijing-backed rulers.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Under Alibaba's proposal, one share would be split into eight with the number of shares available for investors increasing from 4 billion to 32 billion.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Germany's Far-Right Party Defeated In Closely Watched Mayoral Election  NPRGermany's far-right AfD party fails to win first mayor  BBC NewsRomanian immigrant elected German mayor after anti-AfD alliance  The GuardianGerman town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor  ReutersHollywood actors and directors campaign against Alternative for Deutschland in German town Görlitz  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and industry partners over the fate of its flagship 737 MAX plane, indefinitely grounded after two fatal crashes.
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    In one of Mexico’s poorest states, women from minority backgrounds are increasingly at risk of abusive treatment during pregnancy and childbirthNancy Martínez was 17 when she went into labour. Though her age meant she was considered a high-risk pregnancy, she was left alone for several hours without monitoring or pain medication.Nurses told Martínez to be quiet and put up with the pain, while doctors mocked her mother, Nancy Ceron Diaz, denying her information about her daughter’s condition. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Trump – and governments across the western world – are putting humanitarians on trial. That should scare us Scott Warren, a border activist charged with giving migrants water, food and lodging at the Arizona-Mexico border, has argued that his spiritual values compel him to help all people in distress. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/Associated Press On 11 June, a federal jury in Tucson, Arizona refused to convict the immigration activist Scott Warren on felony charges that could have sent him to prison for twenty years. What had Warren done to merit such extreme punishment? In January 2018, he committed the unconscionable act of offering food, water, and lodging to two migrants who had crossed the US-Mexico border without authorization. Warren is a member of the group No More Deaths, an organization founded in 2004 to stop the epidemic of migrant fatalities occurring in Arizona’s unforgiving Sonoran desert. Their work is constant, necessary, and honorable. After all, more than 7,000 people have perished crossing the US-Mexico border, according to US government statistics, though the actual number is almost certainly much higher. Over a third of those deaths are in the Arizona desert. But the work of No More Deaths is now under threat. While most Americans are aware that Trump has increased border enforcement since coming into office, fewer probably realize that migrants are not the only ones targeted by his administration. New guidelines issued by the then attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in 2017 order prosecutors to prioritize “any case involving the unlawful transportation or harboring of aliens”. With Warren’s arrest, the Trump administration is putting humanitarianism itself on trial. (A hearing on 2 July will determine if Warren’s case proceeds.) That the jury deadlocked in this case is a small sign of hope for those of us who hold on to the basic, though essential, notion of our shared humanity. Make no mistake about it, however. Warren’s trial is yet another example of that specific kind of nastiness that is coming to define our age – one that venerates political borders over human life at almost any cost. Ours is an era when cruelty masquerades as policy and compassion is increasingly viewed as a crime. Nor is this solely an American phenomenon. All over the western world, governments are militarizing their borders, ratcheting up immigration enforcement, and prosecuting humanitarian workers. The British volunteer Tom Ciotkowski is currently on trial in France, facing up to five years in prison on assault and contempt charges. Last summer, Ciotkowski was filming French police checking the IDs of volunteers distributing food to refugees and migrants in Calais. When he observed a police officer pushing and kicking another volunteer, Ciotkowski complained, only to be pushed himself and then arrested. Amnesty International has taken up his case. Then there’s the case of the German boat captain Pia Klemp, currently facing criminal charges in Italy. Klemp is reported to have assisted in the rescue of more than 1,000 people in the burial waters known as the Mediterranean (where more than 18,000 people have died in the sea since 2014). Anti-migrant sentiment was already high in Italy, but with the rise of rightwing populists such as Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, the crackdown on migrants and humanitarian actors has expanded. Klemp faces up to 20 years in prison for assisting illegal immigration. More than 111,000 people have signed a petition demanding her release. Today’s criminalization of humanitarian assistance is sustained, widespread, and growing. A recent study by openDemocracy discovered that “more than 250 people across 14 countries have been arrested, charged, or investigated under a range of laws over the last five years for supporting migrants”. The study found that there had been a dramatic increase in this harassment over the last 18 months and that it had targeted such figures as “a priest nominated for the Nobel peace prize, a football player, firefighters, rural farmers, ex-soldiers, pensioners, a university professor and several local politicians”. The cases make for painful, if sometimes ridiculous, reading. The Swiss pastor Norbert Valley was arrested in the middle of a church service for sheltering a Togolese man who had just been denied asylum. A high-profile couple in Denmark were convicted of the crime of “harboring” for giving a Syrian migrant family a lift and taking them home for coffee and biscuits. A French mountain guide was charged last year with aiding and abetting illegal immigration after he rescued a Nigerian woman about to give birth in the snow and drove her to the hospital. He got lucky after prosecutors later dropped the charges, citing “humanitarian immunity”. She delivered her baby that night. Populists and nationalists will malign these humanitarian volunteers as witting or unwitting helpers of human traffickers, but that’s simply not true. There is not a shred of solid evidence to substantiate such a claim. The real danger lies not in the humanitarianism but in its criminalization. In both Europe and the United States, discourses about dangerous migrant hordes invading our civilized lands abound. The migrants, we’re told, pose a fundamental threat to our values, to who we are. But when our leaders make compassion itself a crime, just what set of values do they think they’re protecting? Who needs an invader when we can destroy ourselves, perfectly well, one trial of a humanitarian volunteer at a time. Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    More than 80 exhibitions featuring work of nearly 300 photographers and visual artists comprise this year’s PhotoEspaña. The work is displayed in venues across Madrid, and in a further six cities, until 1 September Ijewo by Cristina de Middel, from the This is what hatred did series, 2015. Exhibited in Sin Fronteras at the Palacio de la Magdalena Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country will surpass the uranium stockpile limit set under the nuclear deal from June 27.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - Video footage has showed clouds of smoke rising from a fire that broke out in olive groves and fields belonging to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after settlers attacked a school in the region.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    African swine fever, which has already ravaged pig herds in China and pushed up food prices there, could also drive up inflation in the other emerging markets, according to research firm Capital Economics.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans a one-to-eight share split, as the e-commerce giant prepares for a stock sale that could be Hong Kong’s largest since 2010.China’s largest company is proposing to increase the number of ordinary shares eight-fold to 32 billion, it said in a statement. The proposal will be discussed and put to a vote at its annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15. If approved, the split should take place no later than July 2020.Alibaba is said to have filed for a listing in Hong Kong last week via a confidential exchange application. That sale of stock, which could raise as much as $20 billion, replenishes the online retailer’s war-chest and helps it attract investors closer to home as tensions between China and the U.S. escalate.In the Hong Kong offering, the company will seek to preserve its governance system, where a partnership of top executives has rights including the ability to nominate a majority of board members, a person familiar with the matter has said. It’s possible also that the company may not need to seek a waiver, as the city’s listing rules allow some Chinese issuers who have already listed on an established international bourse to keep their existing structures in a secondary listing.To contact the reporter on this story: Lulu Yilun Chen in Hong Kong at ychen447@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison early Monday and called for the removal of “evil” leader Carrie Lam amid mass protests.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nationsWhat happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin?According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    On Iran and much else, Trump has a credibility problem.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - Officials within the administration of US President Donald Trump are reportedly to discuss sending more troops to the Middle East.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Highly concerned over an imminent loss of billions of dollars in trade with Huawei, Silicon Valley giants have been quietly lobbying the Trump administration to ease its ban on sales of components to the Chinese tech firm. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, people familiar with the situation said.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Amid the ongoing trade war with the US, the Chinese development and reform commission is currently developing new state policies on rare earth metals, and intends to make them public as soon as possible. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - China will continue to support Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam in the face of “ill-intended” intervention of foreign governments and recent calls for her to resign amid days of occasional, violent protests against a proposed amendment to the city’s extradition law, Chinese media say.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - A new report reveals that the Israeli regime is in possession of approximately 100 atomic warheads which it refuses to confirm or deny as part of its policy of nuclear ambiguity.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Thousands have marched against proposed changes to the extradition law.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - The United States’ assertion that Iran was behind blasts on board two tankers in the Sea of Oman evades rational reasoning, says an American political analyst.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Voting in Guatemala's presidential election ended on Sunday, following a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from running and the top electoral crimes prosecutor flee the corruption-weary country.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boeing is reportedly considering phasing out some old-school physical tests and relying more on digital simulation analysis in order to “streamline” the flight safety certification of its latest long-range 777X and future jets. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of claims against the bankrupt U.S. territory.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Top shots from the 2019 US Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.       
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Young stars on the Google-owned site can become multi-millionaires almost overnight but controversy has stalked every stage of YouTube’s growth. Plus: Amelia Abraham on rising LGBT hate crimesThe phenomenal success of Google’s video-sharing website YouTube has made stars of some of its most popular users. From beauty tips to video game walkthroughs, lifestyle vlogs and prank videos, the site has entranced a generation. But there is a darker side to the success story. It has had to grapple with people using the social network to publish hate speech. And its young stars have faced burnout.Chris Stokel-Walker takes Anushka Asthana through the history of the site and explores whether she could become a YouTuberstar on the site. Continue reading...
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to "end the digital divide" in Britain with the rollout of full fibre broadband by 2025.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Authorities say a small plane has crashed into Lake Tulloch after striking power lines
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    A disturbingly realistic video of a humanoid robot finally standing up to its abusers has gone viral, with thousands falling for it, horrified that such mistreatment of our future metal overlords might not be a very good idea. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - A senior Russian security official has dismissed as “completely absurd” accusations that Moscow meddled in European Parliament elections last month.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - A new poll carried out in Britain shows that lack of faith in the country’s political system is currently at its highest levels in decades, mainly due to the deep divisions among politicians on how they should deliver on the results of the referendum to leave the European Union.
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  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    North Carolina police arrested a suspected burglar on Sunday who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete and sought treatment at a hospital for a head wound, but managed to flee before police could arrest him.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Islam Times - A new opinion poll shows that US President Donald Trump is trailing five Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential elections, including former Vice President Joe Biden, by as many as 10 points.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the industry-wide Paris Air Show, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters Boeing's communication with regulators, customers and the public "was not consistent. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has faulted Boeing for not telling regulators for more than a year that a safety indicator in the cockpit of the top-selling plane didn't work as intended.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    When Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Pompeo Sunday if “accepting oppo research from a foreign government right or wrong?” the former CIA director responded: “Chris, you know, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous. “President Trump has been very clear that he will always make sure that he gets it right for the American people and I’m confident he’ll do that here as well,” Pompeo said. Trump in an interview last week with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said that he would take damaging information — which he referred to as “oppo research” instead of as interference in a U.S. election by foreign governments — and that he would do so without necessarily alerting the FBI.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    The other hopefuls had plenty to say about the B-words: Boris and Brexit.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Phoenix Police Department has drawn even more criticism after officers, whose “unprofessional” threats to kill parents in front of their children recently went viral, were merely reassigned to “desk duty.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    Phoenix Police Department has drawn even more criticism after officers, whose “unprofessional” threats to kill parents in front of their children recently went viral, were merely reassigned to “desk duty.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The Greens' election success reshapes the agenda as EU leaders decide the bloc's priorities.
  • Monday 17 June, 2019
    "We are no longer in the classic strategy of deterrence by accumulation of nuclear warheads," a SIPRI expert told Euronews. "Now they have embarked on a tactical war."
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  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    A federal complaint says a man struck a flight attendant in the throat and then threw up during a Delta flight to Paris.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Istanbul's mayoral candidates argued over the election they contested in March and their policy plans in a rare televised debate on Sunday, a week before a re-run vote seen as a test of Turkish democracy and President Tayyip Erdogan's AK party.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Health Minister Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson "as the best candidate" to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Five of the six Tory candidates faced off on Sunday night in a televised debate that's primary focus was Brexit.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds those views aren't partisan.       
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech before the newly-unveiled sign for the new settlement of "Ramat Trump", or "Trump Heights" in English, named after the incumbent US President during an official ceremony in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 16, 2019
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Tens of millions of homes across Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay suffered from a power cut.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and Turkey's governing party successfully challenged.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Australia has about 100 indigenous languages at risk of being lost - so how do you save them?
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán together with his wife, lay down white roses on the tomb. The Late Prime Minister Imre Nagy was a communist reformer but he was arrested and hanged on the 16 June in 1958 for his involvement during the revoultion in 1956.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Used car salesman is not a career option for Boris Johnson, since the majority of UK citizens won’t buy one from him, a poll suggests. At the same time, they believe he has the best chance among Tories to win the general election. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Used car salesman is not a career option for Boris Johnson, since the majority of UK citizens won’t buy one from him, a poll suggests. At the same time, they believe he has the best chance among Tories to win the general election. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    German police make arrest in connection with Lübcke shooting
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Protests between protesters and Hong Kong police turned violent on Wednesday morning. Protesters of proposed extradition laws occupied the streets.       
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Police and protestors clash in Hong Kong  USA TODAYHong Kong protests: All the latest updates  Al Jazeera EnglishHong Kong protest – What is the extradition bill, why are people protesting and what was the umbrella m  The SunHong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill indefinitely following protests  ABC NewsHong Kong protests: Extradition meaning - what is happening in Hong Kong?  Express.co.ukView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Stood under an oversized sign for a village his temporary government has no authority to build, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu took his friendship with Donald Trump to a new level by inaugurating Trump Heights in the Golan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine  The Washington PostType 2 diabetes: The seven-day low-carb diet plan to reduce blood sugar  ExpressAs insulin costs soar, American diabetics drive to Canada  The Mercury NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    It’s one of the biggest rivalries in sport but the excitement appeared lost on Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed as he was caught yawning during his team's defeat to India in their World Cup clash in England. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Conservative candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May clashed on Sunday over how to win a deal to leave the European Union, with several saying they could win changes to an agreement the bloc says will not be reopened.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Syrian government attacks Turkish post in Idlib  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Libya’s internationally recognized premier called for a national conference to end a war that threatens to rip apart the North African oil producer, but stressed he wouldn’t back down in the face of an offensive by eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar.Fayez Al-Sarraj, in a press briefing Sunday in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, proposed the conference be held with the help of the United Nations and that it decide on a road map for elections to take place in 2019.Sarraj’s overture came after the UN’s Libya envoy, Ghassan Salame, said Security Council members that include the U.S., Russia and France now agree that the violence that’s killed more than 600 people and displaced tens of thousands since April must stop.But the prime minister’s suggestion fell short of outlining cease-fire lines or a way to include Haftar in negotiations -- something the strongman’s backers say is necessary.Sarraj proposed that the meeting include “all Libyan parties and members from every area who call for a peaceful solution,” as Haftar’s forces struggle to advance beyond Tripoli’s outskirts.The effort marks the latest bid by the embattled premier, whose government is backed by the international community, to end the ongoing crisis in the OPEC member country. Haftar’s Libyan National Army launched its offensive after securing the country’s east and south.Proxy WarHaftar, who heads the country’s most organized militia and describes his fight against armed groups in western Libya as a battle against terrorism, has received backing from Egypt and United Arab Emirates. Sarraj is getting support from Turkey and Qatar, creating a form of proxy war between Middle Eastern rivals. President Donald Trump had also signaled support for the strongman in a phone call, U.S. officials said.Sarraj stressed anew that there was no military solution to the current crisis and that only a political road map would bring stability. But he pledged to continue fighting against Haftar’s forces and demanded a probe into what he said could be war crimes committed by them.The Tripoli government has insisted that Haftar withdraw before a cease-fire, something that he’s unlikely to accept. Abdullah Thinni, the prime minister of a Haftar-aligned government in the east, told Sky News the proposal was a “failed attempt in light of the LNA’s advances towards Tripoli.”Haftar’s backers in the U.A.E and Egypt have continued to support him, although they don’t believe he can take Tripoli, an official with knowledge of their stance told Bloomberg.On Sunday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met the U.A.E’s foreign minister, Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They repeated their support for the LNA’s self-proclaimed fight against terrorism, but also urged a return to stability so Libya can hold elections, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency.To contact the reporter on this story: Samer Khalil Al-Atrush in Cairo at skhalilalatr@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tarek El-Tablawy at teltablawy@bloomberg.net, Michael Gunn, Paul AbelskyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Addicts will be given access to free heroin up to three times a day under a new scheme to licence the UK’s first “shooting galleries” where users can safely inject the drug. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Addicts will be given access to free heroin up to three times a day under a new scheme to licence the UK’s first “shooting galleries” where users can safely inject the drug. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Britain's next prime minister has to take the country out of the European Union to defeat the challenge of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, five of the six candidates for the job said on Sunday.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday. Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on May 28 at their home in northern Tehran, according to Iranian media. "On July 1, the first trial session of Mohammad Ali Najafi, former Tehran mayor, will be held at Tehran's Criminal Court," the Iran daily reported.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
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    UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is well known for his loyalty among his family and teammates, but it appears that it extends to the world of football too as he jokingly refused a photograph with a young Barcelona supporter. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The US president sent opponents into frenzy by casually suggesting that he would be popular enough for the Americans to change the constitution and allow him to stay beyond 2024. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The US president sent opponents into frenzy by casually suggesting that he would be popular enough for the Americans to change the constitution and allow him to stay beyond 2024. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The incidents involving two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week may have been carried out at the direction of the US, a top Iranian official implied, citing its record of using “false-flag” operations to justify wars. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Jada Pinkett Smith, Kiernan Shipka and Tessa Thompson were among the stars hitting the red carpet Saturday night for the MTV Movie & TV Awards.       
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Seventy original works by the British artist Banksy are on display in Portugal. This exhibition has already been to Moscow and Madrid attracting more than 600,000 people.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Full Buttigieg: We Need 'To Stand Up For Human Rights' Around The World | Meet The Press | NBC News  NBC NewsButtigieg: Very likely US already had a gay president  AOLPete Buttigieg says the U.S. has probably already had a gay president  CNNButtigieg shows solid judgment on key issues  The Washington PostPete Buttigieg says he’d keep the US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem  Vox.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was seen Sunday in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor's office.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    A man in New York City broke into an office building where representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has offices, before spraying police with a fire extinguisher and hiding in a utility closet.The trespassing occurred on Saturday afternoon, when the office was closed and the liberal firebrand was in Washington.The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said the individual was taken to a nearby hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Officials also said the man was emotionally disturbed.“No one broke into her office. I don’t know where everyone’s getting that," sergeant Brendan Ryan of the NYPD told The Independent, contradicting reports that the individual had breached the actual office space of Ms Ocasio-Cortez.Mr Ryan confirmed that the incident took place at an address associated with Ms Ocasio-Cortez's political operations, but noted that the building was large and that police stopped the 27-year-old suspect before he could enter any office. The suspect, identified as Douala Hashi, provided officers with an address in Washington, DC, during his booking."No burglary, or no breaking and entering into her office or any office," Mr Ryan said He had a dispute with the security guard when he first got there where he grabbed the security guard by the collar and threatened harm getting into the building."Mr Hashi has been charged with menacing, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing. Ms Ocasio-Cortez's staff has been made aware of the incident, according to Mr Ryan.Ms Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most prominent politicians in Washington since her surprise primary victory last year during the 2018 midterm elections, and represents a surging progressive arm of the Democratic Party.In the process, the 29-year-old has been on the receiving end of death threats since taking office, leading Capitol Police, for instance, to provide threat assessment training for her staff.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    As the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam issued a rare apology to the public and suspended the controversial bill to change Hong Kong's extradition law, protesters flooded the streets and demanded that she step down.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Days after President Trump asserted he would take damaging information on his political rivals from a foreign power, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said "the pressure to impeach grows.”
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Geri Horner apologised to the fans at the sold-out Wembley Stadium for leaving the all-girl band in 1998 after she said she was suffering from exhaustion.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds  CNNNetanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing over misuse of state funds | TheHill  The HillIsrael’s first lady sentenced for misusing state funds in food fraud case  Los Angeles TimesIsrael's Sara Netanyahu sentenced for corruption  QuartzSara Netanyahu sentenced for misusing state funds in meals catering case  NBC NewsView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    In eastern France, south of Lyon, violent hailstones the size of tennis balls hit and broke car windscreens. The French Minister of Agriculture, Didier Guillaume, announced on Sunday that the affected regions would be declared a state of natural disaster.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova says that Rafael Nadal's renaissance is an inspiration to her as she resumes her injury-hit career on the Spanish superstar's home turf next week. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Buttigieg says "U.S. does not have a foreign policy" under Trump  Face the NationView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia  CNNNYT: Cyber warfare between U.S. and Russia escalates as Washington targets power grids  CBS NewsWe’ve Entered a New Age of Cyberwar  SlateTrump stands up to Moscow — and the Times still sneers  New York Post ‘Virtual act of Treason’: The New York Times is blowing Trump’s mind  The Washington PostView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop. "We continue and will continue to search in those areas that are ours," Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. You will come off badly if you do so," Erdogan warned, after Cyprus reportedly issued arrests warrants for crew members of Turkey's drilling ship, Fatih, last week.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The Glock 18 accepts typical Glock magazines, from ten to seventeen rounds, but a handgun with a rate of fire of 1,200 rounds a minute can empty a standard pistol magazine in a blink of an eye. In order to help feed the Glock 18’s voracious appetite the company released thirty-three round magazines. These longer magazines extend far past the magazine well, making the gun difficult to conceal but double available firepower.In December 2003, soldiers of the U.S. Special Operations Command captured the Ace of Spades himself, Saddam Hussein. The former Iraqi president, on the run since the capture of Baghdad, had appeared in a deck of playing cards with the profiles of other fugitive war criminals and naturally was the top card. Hussein, bedraggled and bereft, was armed with one of the rarest of handguns: the Glock 18, the full auto Glock.(This first appeared several months ago.)In February 1980 the Austrian Army issued a requirement for a new handgun. Gaston Glock, a knifemaker who made knives and bayonets for the army, decided to try his hand at the gun manufacturing business. After buying and trying many types of existing handguns, consulting with firearm specialists to see what they would like in a handgun, and a presumably a great deal of trial and error, Glock’s first pistol, the Glock 17, won the army contract for twenty thousand pistols.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire  CNN'Very poignant': Notre Dame holds first mass since Paris fire  Al Jazeera EnglishNotre Dame Cathedral holds first Mass since devastating fire  The IndependentNotre Dame mass, USWNT in World Cup action, Father's Day: 5 things to know this weekend  USA TODAYNotre Dame holds first mass since Paris fire  Al Jazeera EnglishView full coverage on Google News
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    In an attempt to improve the image of its industry, the world’s largest metals bourse, the London Metal Exchange (LME), is planning to enforce an official ban on alcohol consumption for its floor traders during their working day. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The US campaign for a war against Iraq in 2003 serves as a cautionary tale against saber-rattling and finger-pointing amid current tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Kremlin’s spokesperson has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Mike Blake/ReutersNew details have emerged in the deadly shooting Friday night inside a Southern California Costco. Police now say an unnamed off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer shot and killed 32-year-old Kenneth French while holding his own child in his arms after French allegedly attacked him in an unprovoked incident near the Corona, California, store’s freezer section, according to NBC News. Two of French’s family members were also injured in the shooting.Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said Sunday it will be up to LAPD Chief Michel Moore whether to put the unidentified officer on leave. The police have made no statements about his condition or his status with the department after the shooting.The LAPD is conducting an internal investigation into the shooting while Corona police and the Riverside County district attorney’s office conduct a criminal probe. According to a preliminary investigation, the officer fired his weapon six times after French allegedly “assaulted” him “without provocation” as the officer held his child, Corona police said Saturday.French was the lone person killed in the incident and the officer’s gun is the only weapon involved in the shooting, according to Tobias Kouroubacalis with the Corona Police Dept. Several people, including the LAPD off-duty officer, were hospitalized with injuries. The officer’s child was unharmed. Initial reports suggested that French had opened fire inside the store, but police have now clarified that the gun involved in the incident belonged to the police officer, Corona police said.It is unclear if the off-duty LAPD officer fired his own weapon or his department-issued gun, and why.The LAPD allows off-duty officers to carry concealed weapons as long as they are authorized for on-duty use, according to the police manual, the Associated Press reported.“The Department has initiated an Administrative Investigation and is working with the Corona Police Department to learn more about the incident,” Los Angeles police said in a statement published by CNN.“From my understanding, from some people we talked to, there was apparently an argument inside,” Lt. Jeff Edwards of the Corona police department told reporters. “Some type of argument and ensued into a gun shot.”Most of the injuries occurred when shoppers scrambled to leave the store and became stuck when the emergency doors were blocked, according to local news reports. Shoppers described scenes of panicked chaos as they fled the store. Customer Nikki Tate described to NBC how she hid her young daughter when shooting erupted. “I crawled around to where she was and it was hysteria,” she said. “I didn’t know if this was another mass shooting.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The chief executive of Hong Kong has apologized to the nation after thousands of residents rallied in a massive city protest despite the government’s suspension of the proposed extradition bill. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Sara Netanyahu’s lawyer has accused her embattled husband’s political opponents of orchestrating a case against his client after she was convicted of using public money to order food to the prime minister’s residence. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution, source says  CNNSaudi Youth Sentenced to Prison Instead of Death, Rights Group Says  The New York TimesSaudis say Shia teenager will not be executed: Report  Al Jazeera EnglishBoy Arrested For Political Unrest When He Was 13 Won't Be Executed: Saudi  NDTV NewsSaudi teen facing death penalty over Arab Spring protest will not be executed  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Frank Lampard will receive the backing of the Chelsea board for at least two years after Blues owner Roman Abramovich personally reached out to him to replace Juventus-bound Maurizio Sarri as manager, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Entire cities descended into darkness as a massive, first-of-its-kind blackout swept across Argentina and Uruguay over the weekend. While power has been restored in Argentina, it has yet to fully return in Uruguay. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The winner of Miss India 2019 has finally been selected following weeks of criticism surrounding the pageant over lookalike contestants. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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    Juventus have formally announced the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as manager from Chelsea, confirming that the Italian has joined them on a three-year deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, celebrated his first Father's Day on Sunday, June 16.
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    Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday, but Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the "unprecedented" outage was still unclear. Argentina's grid "collapsed" around 7 a.m. (1100 GMT), leaving the entire country without power, Argentina's Energy Secretariat said. The outage also cut electricity to much of neighboring Uruguay and swaths of Paraguay, and shut down YPF SA's La Plata refinery, Argentina's largest.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis won the WBO cruiserweight title against Krzysztof Glowacki on Saturday in a performance mired in controversy as the referee appeared to miss an illegal elbow shot which dropped his opponent. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Father's Day, the official calendar date to honour our wonderful dads and celebrate fatherhood, is here. Recognised each June, the day sees children around the world present their dads with cards and gifts as a thank you for all they do. But when did the first observance of Father's Day take place and who helped establish the annual celebration of paternal figures? From the history behind the celebration, to the more recent commercialisation, here is everything you need to know about Father's Day. When is Father's Day 2019? Father’s Day is held every year on the third Sunday of June; this year Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 16 in the UK. Typically, fathers are showered with cards and presents on Father’s Day, with some families celebrating together by going on days out.  Younger children also tend to make handmade gifts for their fathers at school and extracurricular clubs, including drawings, paintings or cards. As society and family structures have changed, some people now celebrate their stepfathers on Father’s Day.  In recent years there have been calls for a Stepfather's Day, however no such day has been officially discussed or introduced. Father's Day falls on June 16 this year Credit: E+ The history of Father's Day The first events in recognition of fatherhood took place in the US and followed Anna Jarvis' first celebration of Mother's Day in 1908, as well as the earlier observations of Mothering Sunday in the UK. Grace Golden Clayton, from Fairmont, West Virginia, was the woman behind the first event to celebrate fathers in 1908. Just over a year prior to this event, the Monongah Mining Disaster took place in December 1907, with the explosion killing 361 men. Of these fatalities, 250 were fathers. In honour of the one thousand children who lost their fathers, Clayton encouraged her pastor, Rev. Robert Thomas Webb, to hold a service at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South. Clayton missed her own father terribly, after he passed away in 1896, so she chose to honour the lives lost on July 5, 1908, the closest date to his birthday. While Clayton was responsible for the first recognition of fatherhood and the paternal bond, her work didn't directly encourage the creation of Father's Day. The memorial service was never promoted outside the town of Fairmont and the service was overshadowed by the significant Independence Day celebrations held a day beforehand. Yet the idea was also picked up on in the following year, when Sonora Smart Dodd started her quest to honour fathers in the same way as mothers. Dodd, born in Arkansas in 1882, was one of six children and at the age of seven, she moved to Washington with her family. When she was 16 years old, her mother, Ellen Victoria Cheek Smart, died after giving birth to her sixth child, leaving her father, William Jackson Smart, a farmer and Civil War veteran, as a single parent.  After listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, Dodd felt that fathers deserved equal recognition. With the local YMCA and the Ministerial Association of Spokane, Dodd began a campaign to have the day officially recognised. The first such 'Father’s Day' was held at the YMCA in Spokane on June 19, 1910, with a number of towns and cities across America later following suit.  Support for Father’s Day quickly increased throughout the US and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge pressured state governments to mark the celebration. President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers in 1966, making the third Sunday in June Father’s Day. Six years later President Richard Nixon signed it into law, establishing the day as a national holiday – though in the UK it does not enjoy this status. The move came after a campaign by a number of public figures, including Senator Margaret Chase Smith, who in 1957 wrote to Congress: “Either we honour both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honouring either one. “But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable.” Dodd's message later spread to other countries across the globe and it is thought that Britain began celebrating Father's Day after World War II. Today, the celebration of fathers has become an important commercial event for high street shops and online retailers, with promotions for the best gifts and cards appearing in the build up to the day each year. Father’s Day around the world While in the UK fathers can expect, at best, breakfast in bed and handmade card and, at worst, the day to be completely ignored, elsewhere the festival is done a little differently. In Germany, Father’s Day is called Vatertag with it also being referred to as Männertag, which means men’s day. The celebration falls on the Thursday 40 days after Easter. In certain regions it is traditional for groups of men to go into the woods with a wagon of beer, wines and meats. Heavy drinking is common and, according to official statistics, traffic-related accidents spike on this day. In Australia, Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday of September, which is their first Sunday of Spring, while in Croatia, they observe Roman Catholic tradition and celebrate fathers on March 19, Saint Joseph’s Day. In China, Father’s Day used to be celebrated on August 8 as the Chinese for eight is “ba”, while a colloquial word for father is “ba-ba” – so the eighth day of the eighth month sounds similar to “daddy”. The day has since been moved to the third Sunday of June, in line with the UK and US. In France, the day was introduced in 1949 for commercial reasons by lighter manufacturer Flaminaire. Inspired by the US' day of celebration, they created a new advert with the slogan 'Nos papas nous l'ont dit, pour la fête des pères, ils désirent tous un Flaminaire' ('Our fathers told us, for father's day, they all want a Flaminaire'). Three years later an official decree was made to recognise the day. Most countries celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June including the UK, USA, Mexico, Ireland, France, Greece, China and Japan.  However not all countries celebrate it then. In Brazil, Father’s Day falls on the second Sunday of August and this day was chosen in honour of Saint Joachim, the patron saint of fathers. According to Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox traditions, Joachim was the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The ultimate films on fatherhood Father's Day tales and traditions Some pagans suggest that Father's Day is closely linked to the Pagan Sun worship, because the sun is thought to be the father of the universe and the celebration of dads falls closely to the summer solstice. Roses are the official flower of Father's Day, with people previously wearing them to church on this date. While this tradition is rarely seen today, sons and daughters used to wear either a red rose in admiration of a living father or a white rose in memory of a deceased father. Sonora Smart Dodd, the founder of Father's Day, selected this flower and it is said that during the early celebrations, she handed out roses to home-bound fathers, while on a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city. Father's Day gifts and presents From cutesy cards, socks and ties to luxurious watches and fantastic car experiences, Britons present their paternal figures with an array of unique gifts on Father's Day.  But, demand for the perfect Father's Day present has led to the increasing commercialisation of the day, with retailers competing to offer the best gifts and consumers heading to their high street shops and online retailers.  According to MuchNeeded, Father's Day is a popular shopping day in both the UK and US, with 75 per cent of men expected to celebrate the occasion this year. While Britons and Americans spend a significant amount on Father's Day each year, on average it only accounts for half the spending around Mother's Day. Is it Father's Day, Fathers' Day or Fathers Day? Ah, the age old question. The answer? Many say Father's Day is the correct version. Mother's Day (which has the apostrophe before the 's') set the precedent while Father's Day was still gaining popularity. Anna Jarvis trademarked the term 'Mother's Day' – with the apostrophe before the 's' – in 1912, saying the word should 'be a singular possessive, for each family to honour its own mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world'. President Woodrow Wilson used this spelling when he formalised Mother's Day in 1914; this means the correct version of the word is spelled with the apostrophe before the 's'. Father's Day has followed suit, with cards on both sides of the pond including the apostrophe in the same place.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    President promises investigation after power cuts hit some 48 million people
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks  CNNSaudi Arabia joins US in blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks | TheHill  The HillBlast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast  Reuters UKSaudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks  New York Post Iran's Gulf attack risks Saudi Arabia WAR as rival warns it 'won't hesitate' retaliating  Express.co.ukView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    A look at the career of NBA superstar Anthony Davis, from Kentucky to the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers.       
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    One Pakistan cricket fan made sure he arrived in style for his team’s huge World Cup encounter with India, trotting up to Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground on a white horse. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to scorch crops in the country's breadbasket. The victims included civilians and members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces who died while trying to extinguish the blazes since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Climate activism group Extinction Rebellion has postponed until later this year a plan to shut down Britain's Heathrow Airport using drones and published on Sunday more details of the protest action in a bid to allay public safety fears.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Renowned German punctuality doesn’t apply when it comes to the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Its opening, originally scheduled for 2011, has been postponed several times and there are doubts it will finally open its doors in 2020. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Netanyahu's wife convicted of misuse of funds analysis by Sami Sockol
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    Protesters dressed in black have marched through central Hong Kong demanding a full retraction of the China extradition law. The huge new rally comes after Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced an indefinite halt to the proposed bill, which would allow residents and visitors to be sent for trial in China’s opaque Communist-controlled court system'Fighting for our freedom': protesters flood Hong Kong's streets Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, should be tested in the leadership contest and the person to challenge him is international aid minister Rory Stewart, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Britain's work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday it was a mistake to say the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, a thinly veiled criticism of Boris Johnson, frontrunner in the race to replace Theresa May.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday he was the alternative to Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he would strive to win a Brexit deal from the European Union.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Undefeated Englishman Tyson Fury drew comparisons to the great Muhammad Ali as he dodged a barrage of second-round punches from German heavyweight en route to a convincing shellacking of Tom Schwarz on Saturday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Ivan Golunov, the investigative journalist detained by Moscow in a suspected set-up that triggered a wave of public discontent, has told RT that he's shocked his story has received so much attention. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Ivan Golunov, the investigative journalist detained by Moscow in a suspected set-up that triggered a wave of public discontent, has told RT that he's shocked his story has received so much attention. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    US extends Iraq's waiver on Iran energy import  Al Jazeera EnglishU.S. Grants Iraq Waiver to Continue Buying Iranian Electricity  BloombergUS extends Iraq's waiver on Iran energy import  Aljazeera.comView full coverage on Google News
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has given a strong public indication that he is keen to quit the Old Trafford club, amid rumors of a move to Real Madrid or a return to Juventus. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Rory Stewart, a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Sunday he would not serve under Boris Johnson if the former London mayor won the leadership contest, and criticised him for refusing to debate his Brexit policy.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of masterminding the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. One of the explosions rocked a Japanese-owned ship just as PM Abe held talks in Tehran. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Dominic Raab, a contender to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Sunday it was very unlikely that parliament would be suspended over Brexit, but refused to rule it out.
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    Up to 2 million people dressed in black call for complete withdrawal of suspended bill Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Two men were stabbed to death and another was shot dead in three separate attacks in the British capital in less than 24 hours.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The U.S. Army is on an intensive quest for an array of new technologies with which to design and build new armored fighting vehicles, particularly a replacement for the long-serving Bradley. However much it might yearn for a new tank, the Army lacks the critical technologies that would justify the time and expense pursuing such an objective. Moreover, it doesn’t need to make the effort. The Army’s current main battle tank, the Abrams, is the tank of the future.The Army is just beginning to receive the first of the latest Abrams upgrade, the System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3), with additional upgrades in development. Instead of searching for the elusive Holy Grail of ultralight armor or laser weapons, technologies that would justify building a brand new tank, the Army would be best served by aggressively pursuing a major redesign and improvement program for the Abrams, an M1A3.The leadership of the U.S. Army is taken with the idea of transforming how and with what the Army fights. They particularly want new armored fighting vehicles. And not just another family of metal boxes with a turret and cannon. Technology enthusiasts, including many in the Army’s new Futures Command, wax eloquently about the potential for hover tanks that shoot laser beams and are autonomously guided by artificial intelligence housed in quantum computers.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    The aftermath of the spiraling US-China trade war tariffs could be a “clear and present danger” to the markets, according to Barry Knapp, managing partner of Ironsides Macroeconomics. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘plastic’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘plastic’.Share your photos of what plastic means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    From old traditions under threat, to astonishing historial finds, you told us how the city is changingOur Guardian Tokyo Week has touched on everything from unauthorised picnics to underground rap battles between businessmen. We explored in depth whether next year’s Olympics can live up to the 1964 games, how Tokyo is bracing itself for its next once-in-a century earthquake, and how life is changing for women in the city.We asked you for your thoughts on how the city’s changed, and for your comments on our coverage. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    (Bloomberg) -- Four Democratic presidential candidates are trying to make up ground with black voters by visiting the early primary state of South Carolina this weekend, as they look to chip away at front-runner Joe Biden’s edge with a key party constituency.Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker each appeared at the event hosted by the Black Economic Alliance in downtown Charleston. All four highlighted issues such as bridging the racial wealth gap, creating opportunity and emphasizing the legacy of slavery that are important to black voters in South Carolina and nationally.Booker, a New Jersey senator and the only African American among the four, sought to distinguish himself by citing his tenure as mayor of Newark and his personal story growing up in a black family, which he said gave him unique insights when it comes to the concerns of black voters.“This is the great thing about actually having a record as a chief executive of a state’s largest city that is majority black,” Booker, 50, said.Problems affecting the black community are not “just policy issues to me, they’re intimate urgencies every day,” he told reporters after the forum, which will be broadcast on the BET Network on Sunday. “When you live in a neighborhood, when you have to have that fear of your own family walking the block.”Backing BidenBooker and the other three Democrats all are struggling in the polls with African Americans, who overwhelmingly back the Democratic front-runner, Vice President Biden. The Charleston forum was an attempt to show an extra effort to court black voters, one week before the annual “World Famous Fish Fry,” to be hosted by South Carolina Representative James Clyburn, who said 22 out of 23 Democratic presidential candidates are slated to attend.South Carolina will be the fourth state to vote in the Democratic nominating contest after Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. It’s the first contest with a predominantly black electorate. A strong showing in the state often has foreshadowed enduring strength nationally with African Americans, an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency that makes up a large share of the party’s voters nationwide. The winner in South Carolina has gone on to win the Democratic nomination in four out of the last five contested party primaries.“The primary electorate in South Carolina is comprised of 60% African Americans,” said Tony Coles, who co-chairs the Black Economic Alliance and is chief executive of the biopharmaceutical company Yumanity Therapeutics. “This will be one of the most clear cases of who a diverse electorate could support for president.”‘Entrepreneurship Gap’“Make no mistake: black voters will determine who sits in the White House,” said Akunna Cook, the executive director of the Black Economic Alliance.The latest Economist/YouGov national poll of the Democratic field released Wednesday found Biden leading with 26%, followed by Warren with 16%, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with 12%, Buttigieg with 8%, California Senator Kamala Harris with 6%, O’Rourke with 3% and Booker with 2%.Among black voters, Biden towers over the pack with 50%, followed by Sanders with 10%. No other contender cracked double digits: Harris held 7% support, Warren and O’Rourke had 4%, while Booker had 2% and Buttigieg had 1%.Warren, a Massachusetts senator, told the crowd that the American dream is out of reach for many African Americans. She outlined a plan to close the “entrepreneurship gap” between black and white Americans by setting aside $7 billion for investments in black and other minority-owned businesses.“Why do we have that kind of black-white wealth gap? A big part of it is because of discrimination that was actively fostered by the U.S. government,” said Warren, 69.Barely RegisteringButtigieg has risen to the top five in national and early state polls, an impressive showing for the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was little-known outside his city before launching his campaign. But he’s barely registering with black voters, and has drawn overwhelmingly white crowds to rallies in black areas.Asked why he’s having trouble attracting support from black voters, Buttigieg said it’s an issue of trust.“A lot of it is because I’m new on the scene and I’m not myself from a community of color,” he said. “Black voters I’ve talk to frankly feel burned and taken advantage of by politicians in both parties.” African Americans feel candidates “come along with lavish promises, taking your vote for granted, showing up just before the election.”Slavery’s LegacyO’Rourke, a former U.S. representative from Texas, said Saturday that tackling racism begins by raising awareness among white Americans about the ugly and enduring legacy of slavery.“When we know the full American story, everyone’s going to be able to fully participate in this country’s success,” said O’Rourke, 46. “You are going to have the consciousness of white Americans that will be awakened to both the injustice and to the opportunity.”Before the candidates took the stage, Clyburn highlighted injustices that black Americans continue to face, from a vast racial wealth gap to unequal access to a quality education and to broadband Internet. He also took aim at one of the Democratic Party’s biggest historical achievements, saying it was laced with racism.“The New Deal was a raw deal for many of the communities I represent, mostly across the South,” Clyburn said, adding that many of the Great Depression program’s benefits “had a little tag on them: white only.”To contact the reporters on this story: Sahil Kapur in Washington at skapur39@bloomberg.net;Emma Kinery in Washington at ekinery@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Max Berley, Ros KrasnyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Pakistani Prime Minister and cricketing legend Imran Khan has sent a passionate message of support to the nation’s team as they prepare to face India in the World Cup in England. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Saudi Arabia remains committed to selling shares in national oil conglomerate Aramco through an initial public offering but only at the right time, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said. "We are committed to the IPO of Saudi Aramco based on appropriate conditions and at the right time," Prince Mohammed told the pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat in an interview published on Sunday. Saudi Arabia plans to sell up to five percent of the world's largest energy firm and hopes to raise up to $100 billion.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Hundreds of thousands take to the streets demanding chief executive's resignation
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    Crew members of the oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai. The attacks happened three days ago. It comes amid calls from Saudi Arabia to secure Gulf energy supplies given that the tankers are on a vital oil shipping route.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    New footage provides a unique single-take shot of aerial refueling, performed by two Russian fighter jets during a training flight. It was filmed fully from the pilot’s point of view, from takeoff to landing. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    New footage provides a unique single-take shot of aerial refueling, performed by two Russian fighter jets during a training flight. It was filmed fully from the pilot’s point of view, from takeoff to landing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    From architecture to highways and the Olympic stadium, how does reality shape up against Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 animated dystopia?It’s 2019 and Tokyo is a sprawling megalopolis preparing for the 2020 Olympics. The city is crowded, fraying at the edges. The young are aimless and underemployed, obsessed with cars and clothes. Cynical new religious movements are on the rise. Motorcycle gangs race at night on the expressways. There is a worrying trend of militarism after years of peace. The government is showing signs of corruption. And everyone seems terrifyingly eager to ignore the lessons of a recent nuclear catastrophe.The real city of Tokyo and the imagined Neo-Tokyo of the 1988 anime film Akira are nearly indistinguishable. 2019 is the “year of Akira”: the date the apocalyptic science fiction film was set, a couple of decades after a mysterious nuclear-esque disaster had wiped out the original city. Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Tyson Fury was at his entertaining best as he stopped Germany’s Tom Schwarz in the second round of their heavyweight fight in Las Vegas, putting on a crowd-pleasing show inside and outside the ring. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Are you a waterfront owner who does not mind dead whales on your property? There's a special offer for you in Washington state.
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    Led by the archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, priests and canons wearing hard hats for safety attended mass on 15 June 2019, the first since the devastating April blaze that damaged the cathedral's roof Continue reading...
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    After initially forecasting "a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities", New Zealand's Civil Defence organisation gave the all-clear eight minutes later. The earthquake was give a preliminary magnitude of 7.4, but later downgraded to 7.2 by the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also lifted its tsunami warning for parts of the South Pacific but said "minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake".
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a “decisive stand”, but said that the kingdom does not want a war in the region.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Argentina’s Copa America campaign got off to the worst possible start as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Colombia - but captain Lionel Messi vowed afterwards that the team is still “up for the challenge.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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    United Shipbuilding Corporation, a state-run Russian holding company, has revealed design-projects for several cruise ships, aimed at transporting travelers through the waters of the Russian Arctic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Thousands rallied on Sunday to demand the full retraction of a controversial extradition bill, with organisers saying almost 2 million attended the march. Official estimates of the size of the protest were expected later in the day.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Yemen's Houthis target two Saudi airports with multiple drone attacks
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    Israel has offered India its expertise in tackling droughts and desertification after PM Modi set up a new water conservation and management ministry, vowing to supply clean drinking water to all rural households by 2024. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Following a bombastic report that US government hackers are targeting Russia’s power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to US credibility and national security. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Following a bombastic report that US government hackers are targeting Russia’s power grid, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to accuse the NY Times of spreading fake news detrimental to US credibility and national security. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, calling for his immediate removal in his usual undiplomatic manner, over the news that three people were stabbed and shot in separate attacks in the UK capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, calling for his immediate removal in his usual undiplomatic manner, over the news that three people were stabbed and shot in separate attacks in the UK capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Ginger Spice says she regrets leaving the band at the height of their fame, as their reunion tour ends.
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Indonesia says it won’t become yet another world “dumping ground” after it returned five containers of waste back to the US, joining the growing number of Asian nations to recently turn away Western ‘recyclables.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has delivered an obscene tirade on Brexit, blasting attempts by 'fools' to prevent the UK-EU split after a democratic referendum as 'straight up fascism.' Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck some 100km off L'Esperance Rock, north of New Zealand, briefly triggering a tsunami warning for multiple coasts within a 300km radius. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has delivered an obscene tirade on Brexit, blasting attempts by 'fools' to prevent the UK-EU split after a democratic referendum as 'straight up fascism.' Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Sunday 16 June, 2019
    Jan Broberg from Abducted in Plain Sight tells BBC Radio 5 Live how abuser lied to control her.
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Caine Youngman, a human rights activist in Botswana, told Euronews that the Botswana High Court ruling to decriminalise homosexuality sends a 'huge and loud message' to the rest of the country.
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The best defense is a good offense: the US seems to have taken this maxim to its logical conclusion, and has “aggressively” hacked Russia’s power grid, according to a new report. God forbid the shoe were on the other foot. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April.
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    From his first Twitter post in 2016, the caustically satirical photomontages of @Coldwar_Steve have become a cult phenomenon. Here are some highlightsCold War Steve: satire is my antidote to a scary world Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Iran’s leaders have shown their intent to defend their interests by damaging those of their foesFor much of this year, two beliefs have held firm in the halls of power in Iran: US attempts to strangle its economy cannot be tolerated and Donald Trump has no intention of going to war.Far from wilting under the barrel of a global superpower’s guns, Iran’s leaders have signalled an intent to defend their interests, by damaging those of their foes. Iran’s anger at the US, and its alleged role in the attacks on six tankers in Gulf waters over the past five weeks did not emerge from a vacuum. US-imposed sanctions have taken a huge toll on its economy, and diminished its ability to service long-lasting commitments across the region – in Syria and Lebanon, in particular. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    US president retweets commentator declaring British capital 'Londonistan'
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  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    In a new twist that will either douse a million conspiracy theories or ignite twice as many new ones, President Donald Trump has said he’s met with officials about UFOs, but also that he doesn’t “particularly” believe in them. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Amanda Knox, who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has castigated the media for portraying her as a "dirty maneater" during the trial. In an emotional speech, she also described the impact the case continues to have on her lifeAmanda Knox accuses media of depicting her as maneating murderer Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Chief executive adopts unapologetic, defensive tone and refuses to resignCarrie Lam’s announcement that a controversial extradition bill had been suspended reinforced the Hong Kong chief executive’s reputation as a hard-nosed leader who can “put up a good fight”.Throughout her press conference on Saturday, Lam adopted a resolute, unapologetic and defensive tone that her critics labelled arrogant and insincere. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Russian president helps Chinese counterpart celebrate 66th birthday in style on Sunday, giving him Russian ice cream and sharing champagne before a summit in Tajikistan. The two leaders reportedly consider each other to be close friends.Discussion of senior leaders' private lives is extremely rare in China and their exact birth dates are considered a state secret. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder, Amanda Knox decries prejudice and trial by the media.
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    Sanders helped to roll back women’s rights while allowing the Trump administration to boast about ‘empowering women’Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Efforts to pass a controversial law in Hong Kong which would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial have been indefinitely suspended, Carrie Lam announced on Saturday. The move followed a week of mass protests and street violence over the billHong Kong leader delays extradition bill indefinitely amid protest pressure Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed.
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has shelved plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition that saw mass street protests and clashes with police. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The US Army has once again misjudged the internet, after apparently thinking it would be cute to post a video of small boy decked out in camouflage singing the military branch’s official anthem. The Twitterati thought otherwise. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The persistent practice of paying underage girls for sex-related services, known in Japan as the ‘JK’ business, has seen charities step in where police have come up shortOn a humid Wednesday night the streets of Kabukicho, Tokyo’s most famous red light district, hum with people. Some are tourists, here to gawp and take selfies, but others are customers. Adverts for clubs flash and sing and girls dressed as maids hold signs offering deals for local bars.In a grubby shopfront a perky cartoon featuring a cute Mr Men-style creature offers part-time work. The ad, which has an alarmingly catchy jingle, doesn’t specify what the work is, but it doesn’t need to: the answer is all around us on the brightly lit billboards advertising the charms of male and female bar hosts. Continue reading...
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump “put military force on the table” by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong? Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The UK has officially banned “harmful gender stereotypes” in advertising over concerns it could contribute to societal inequality. But is this political correctness run amok, or long-overdue reform? Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    The engines of the Superjet-100 that crash-landed in Moscow on May 5 were operational until touchdown despite a lightning strike. There were "peculiarities" in the actions of the pilots, a preliminary report concludes. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Saturday 15 June, 2019
    An Ohio jury awarded a local bakery $33 million in punitive damages, on top of $11 million in compensation, because college officials were involved in student protests that accused the store of racism in a shoplifting incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came out swinging against Washington’s effort to pin blame on Iran for purported attacks on tanker ships in the Gulf of Oman, warning they are being used as a “pretext for war.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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    While the American Alligator is a common sight in lakes and swamps across the south-east, a unique crocodilian from Houston, photographed swimming undaunted despite a knife sticking out of its skull, is winning internet fame. Read Full Article at RT.com
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  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Panel backs off from declaring international emergency despite spread into UgandaThe World Health Organization has backed off from declaring that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is an international emergency despite it spreading into Uganda.After long discussions, a WHO committee ruled that although the outbreak was an emergency for DRC, it did not fit the criteria to be declared a public health emergency of international concern. Continue reading...
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The matchups for the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate were announced by NBC News on Friday.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    American retailers, manufacturers and tech companies warned President Donald Trump on Thursday that tariffs on China will damage the US economy, lead to job losses and harm millions of consumers.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    If the United States accuses Russia of violating a crucial nuclear test treaty, there should be robust evidence backing up those claims, the Russian Foreign Ministry official has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    US President Donald Trump said that retired acting immigration chief Tom Homan will return to his administration as a “border czar.” Homan is a vocal supporter of the president’s policies to restrict immigration into the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Iran and the United States Remain Mired in the Past nbussemaker Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:55
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    Five scenarios for the US-Iran conflict alistair Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:04
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    With WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange facing a full US extradition hearing, reporter Patrick Henningsen managed to get a glimpse at the wanted journalist during a court appearance in London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    For hundreds of years people have come to Sanya in search of labouring jobs, shelter and a sense of belonging – but the area is changing fast, and its residents are struggling to adaptAt first sight, Sanya looks much like any other Tokyo suburb: well-appointed homes, supermarkets and fast-food restaurants. In the distance, soaring above the rooftops and mesh of overhead power lines is the unmistakable shape of the Tokyo Skytree.But its proximity to the ultra-modern landmark is deceptive. Older men in well-worn tracksuits, baseball caps and plastic slippers clutch cans of early-afternoon chu-hi alcopops, and dozens of no-frills hostels advertise rooms with easily the lowest rates in the city – clues to Sanya’s status as a Tokyo neighbourhood like no other, but one that is struggling to adapt to irresistible change. Continue reading...
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  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The London Metal Exchange has banned dealers from trading while under the influence of alcohol, in an attempt to overhaul the workplace culture at the metals center.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Diplomatic doublespeak was in evidence when the UK’s foreign secretary was asked whether he shared the US view that Iran was behind an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Thirty years ago, five months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Poland held its first free elections. The trade union Solidarity and its leader Lech Walesa won virtually all the seats as they swept to power, paving the way for the peaceful fall of the Communist regime. Our reporter Gulliver Cragg returned to the port city of Gdansk, where it all began.
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  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The US military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guards removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman. Tehran denied involvement, accusing the US of waging an "Iranophobic campaign". The European Union has called for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over US accusations against Iran over the attacks.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Royal Ascot is one of the world's most prestigious horse races and a highlight of the British summer social season. Each June, more than 300,000 visitors travel to the five-day event -- among them Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    British MP Chuka Umunna has received a savage response on social media, after revealing he has joined the Liberal Democrats, despite having once declared he “wouldn’t be caught dead” wearing the party’s rosette. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Criticising agreement, former president says Pacific archipelago is 'not for gringo use'
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Nintendo and Google are reportedly moving some manufacturing out of China, joining the many who have considered expanding their production networks in light of trade tensions. But China is unlikely to lose its dominance as a manufacturing hub.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, met Poland's Catholic bishops on Friday to share his experience in tracking crimes, after the Polish church admitted knowing of hundreds of cases where priests abused minors.
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  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will face a new, full US extradition hearing in February that is expected to last five days, Westminster Magistrates' Court in London has ruled. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Mohammed Amin calls frontrunner a ‘buffoon’ and compares popularity to Hitler’sFollow the day’s political developments - liveThe chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has drawn a comparison between Adolf Hitler and Boris Johnson, saying “many horrible people have been popular” and that he would quit the Tory party if the former foreign secretary was elected leader.Mohammed Amin, a longtime party member, called the Tory leadership frontrunner a “buffoon” and criticised how he “mocked Muslim women who wear niqab and burka for his own purposes”."We don't expect our politicians, our prime ministers to be saints, but we do require a basic level of morality and integrity."Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum @Mohammed_Amin criticises Boris Johnson for his previous remarks about Muslim women #r4today pic.twitter.com/QymezCbqle Related: Jeremy Hunt: 'What would Churchill say of Johnson hiding away?' Continue reading...
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Mohammed Amin, the Conservative Party’s Muslim chief, says he’ll quit after 36 years if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, as he believes the former foreign secretary doesn’t have the “basic morality and integrity” for the job. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, Donald Trump has announced. Sanders is one of the US president's closest and most trusted White House aides and one of the few remaining staff who worked on his campaignSarah Sanders exits after two fraught years as Trump hails 'very fine woman' Continue reading...
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The US military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guards removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman. Tehran denied involvement, accusing the US of waging an "Iranophobic campaign".
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    China, India and Bangladesh among otherwise thriving countries failing to make headway on issue affecting 152 million minors Progress towards ending child labour has stalled in the countries most likely to be supplying goods to the west, a study has found.Despite high economic growth and big improvements in education and development, countries such as China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia have made little progress in tackling child labour. Continue reading...
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    China said on Friday that it was raising anti-dumping duties on certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes used at utilities and imported from the United States and the European Union.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The media are clinging to Russiagate years later in a desperate bid to avoid real issues, and it takes Lee Camp and fellow comedians to expose their deep absurdity – because “you out-Left anyone in mainstream media, you’re gone.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Originally published under the title "Understanding the Saudi, UAE Arms Deals and Iran." In May 2017 US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia inked a $110 billion arms deal. Two years later, news that Riyadh was seeking to extend its missile
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Michigan’s attorney general has dropped all pending criminal charges related to the Flint water contamination crisis, opting to restart the investigation. No official has been held accountable for the scandal to date. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Natasha Elcock and Ed Daffarn escaped from Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Karim Mussilhy’s uncle died in the fire. Together with other survivors and bereaved people, they formed Grenfell United. They talk about their work over the past two years, while the Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, Rob Booth, discusses government inactionIn the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, west London. It killed 72 people, including 18 children. In the chaos that followed, survivors and the bereaved felt abandoned by local authorities and the government, and began to organise into a community group, which became known as Grenfell United.Today, on the second anniversary of the fire, Natasha Elcock, Ed Daffarn and Karim Mussilhy discuss the work the group has been doing and their attempts to tackle what they see as one of the most devastating aspects of the fire: government inaction. The Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, Rob Booth, has been covering the story of Grenfell since the blaze. He talks to Anushka Asthana about why more progress has not been made. Continue reading...
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Originally published under the title "Tiny Bahrain Must Balance Gulf State Sentiments over US Peace Plan." In a speech celebrating the end of Ramadan, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei accused Bahrain and Saudi Arabia of being traitors to the
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Originally published under the title "UK's Hezbollah Revelations Part of Worrying Trend of Iran Appeasement." The UK's MI5 and the Metropolitan Police uncovered the foundations of a Hezbollah plot when they raided four sites in London in September 2015,
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    When Adam Gerle went to work one morning this week, he was thrilled to finally find a parcel with a frozen big toe in it.
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    The recent ‘elephant walk’ of US Marine Corps helicopters and Osprey tilt-rotors is an impressive display of air power, but will likely intimidate only small countries without air defenses, a military expert tells RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Friday 14 June, 2019
    Some US workers can be paid just $2.13 an hour by their bosses, but raising the rate is controversial.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Twenty-eight years after staging a historic walkout, women from across Switzerland take to the streets again Friday for a nationwide strike aimed at highlighting the country's poor record on gender equality.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Actress and stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr joined RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes to talk about the “battleground” of the entertainment industry, where, she says, taboos and overwrought political correctness are killing comedy. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    With the liberal media excoriating President Donald Trump for admitting that he’d listen if foreigners dug up dirt on his opponents, the president did openly reveal one of Washington’s dirty secrets: everyone’s doing it. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on October 31, edged closer to power on Thursday when he won by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the party leadership contest that will decide who replaces outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. Three Tory candidates were eliminated from the running in the same vote.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Gulf of Oman oil tankers evacuated after suspected attacks
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    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the White House at the end of June, President Donald Trump has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    The mango surplus this year was caused by El Niño, which caused weather conditions to be particularly conducive for growers.       
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    US President Donald Trump has said that he believes it is “too soon to even think about” entering into any deal with Iran after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    A federal watchdog agency has recommended that White House aide Kellyanne Conway be terminated, as her criticism of Democratic candidates violate the Hatch Act, a law that restricts the political activity of federal employees. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    KFC is jumping on the meat-free bandwagon, launching a vegan version of its signature crispy chicken burger in the United Kingdom.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    French police Thursday intensified a manhunt for a driver who killed a nine-year-old boy of Turkish origin and then fled the scene, in a hit-and-run accident that has sparked nationwide outrage.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Jessica Biel has come out against a controversial vaccination bill in California, sparking a social media frenzy, but the actress says that she isn’t an ‘anti-vaxxer.” Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard took the media to task for what she called biased and misleading coverage of her campaign, arguing the facts no longer matter to some outlets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    It's Father's Day weekend so here are the best images of sports dads and their adorable kids at the park, practice or celebrating a big win.       
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    If Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Theresa May, suspends the UK parliament in order to ram through a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, then British lawmakers “will bring him down,” fellow Tory leadership contender Rory Stewart has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    The former head of Saudi intelligence, Prince Turki al-Faisal, told FRANCE 24 in The Hague that he was pessimistic about the prospects for a successful negotiation between the US and Iran, calling Iran "a disruptive force" in the region. He also accused Tehran of being behind this week's attack by Houthi rebels on a Saudi airport and said he saw no chance for a peaceful solution in Yemen in the near future.
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Originally published under the title "CAIR Victimizes Fellow Muslims." On June 4th, a long-running lawsuit against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was finally brought to a close. After 11 long years of fighting charges of fraud and
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    YouTube has removed a video which details how Pinterest actively suppressed conservative viewpoints on its website, sparking accusations that the Silicon Valley tech giants are working in concert to silence speech they don’t like. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    In his latest push for universal healthcare, 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders argued that Americans would be “delighted to pay more taxes” if that meant guaranteed access to treatment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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    Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has blown away the competition in the first round of voting to decide the next Tory leader and UK PM, all but guaranteeing his place in the final round, after receiving 114 votes from MPs. Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Fresh from a gaffe-filled visit to the UK, including appearing to fist-bump the Queen and not curtsying, US president Donald Trump added one more to the list by referring to Prince Charles as the ‘Prince of Whales.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
  • Thursday 13 June, 2019
    Donald Trump’s rare Twitter likes are a peculiar collection. The US president has only liked a handful of tweets ever, but he recently gave his first love heart in years to a tweet complimenting Rihanna’s work-life balance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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