Thursday September 19-th, 2019

N. Zealand to decriminalise abortion laws, critics say bill falls short N. Zealand to decriminalise abortion laws, critics say bill falls short

Here are the key points. Before 20 weeks, no test would be required. Under the proposed law, a woman will have access to an abortion until 20 weeks' pregnancy and would only require a medical examination after that. Safe abortion should be treated ...

Dayton police provide updated on mass shooting Dayton police provide updated on mass shooting

Connor Betts , identified by police as the 24-year-old gunman, killed nine people Sunday, including his sister Megan Betts. Sinclair Community College confirmed he attended there and studied psychology but wasn't enrolled this summer. "If these shoo...

Deadly vehicle explosion hits central Cairo: health ministry Deadly vehicle explosion hits central Cairo: health ministry

According to the state news agency MENA, the explosion occurred when a vehicle speeding wrong way down the street collided with other cars, causing a fire that affected part of the hospital. A report by news site almasryalyoum.com said the auto explo...

Iran to further reduce commitments to nuclear deal: Zarif Iran to further reduce commitments to nuclear deal: Zarif

Earlier on August 2, The New Yorker had reported that before the US imposed sanctions on Iran's foreign minister, Sen. Iran has started withdrawal from parts of its obligations under the deal in two intervals since May, 2019, one year after US...

Sudan military and opposition agree constitutional declaration Sudan military and opposition agree constitutional declaration

The document, which will outline the powers and relations of the transitional government , among many other aspects, comes after several failed actions and weeks of protracted negotiations , with the mediation of the AU and the Ethiopian Government...

Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Return to El Paso After Shooting Beto O'Rourke Halts Campaign to Return to El Paso After Shooting

And again from some of the record that I just recited to you, the things that he has said both as a candidate and then as the president of the United States, this can not be open for debate. Asked about George P. Bush's description of the attack as b...

Disturbing Video Shows Heatwave Melting Billions of Tons of Ice in Greenland Disturbing Video Shows Heatwave Melting Billions of Tons of Ice in Greenland

Later, science journalist Laurie Garret shared a video of what the resultant water flow from melting ice looked like in the Western Greenland region. At Summit Station, which at 10,551 feet is located at the highest point in Greenland and rarely se...

RCMP sends divers to Manitoba river in hunt for Port Alberni pair RCMP sends divers to Manitoba river in hunt for Port Alberni pair

A military scale search of Gillam and the even tinier settlement of York Landing failed to uncover any trace of the pair despite the deployment of heavily armed SWAT teams, helicopters, dogs, drones and hi-tech surveillance equipment. The two men hav...

S.Korea to budget funds for Japan trade moves S.Korea to budget funds for Japan trade moves

The minister said the government will speed up the process of taking Japan's export restriction to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as Japan's action is in violation of the WTO rules. The Japan moves are widely seen as retaliations against last yea...

At least 10 may be dead in Dayton, Ohio, gunfire At least 10 may be dead in Dayton, Ohio, gunfire

Hours earlier, a gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season Saturday, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured , many with life-threatening injuries.

Teen Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Child Off Tate Roof Teen Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Child Off Tate Roof

A Metropolitan Police statement said: "We await an update on his condition". There is nothing to suggest that he is known to the victim. "Officers attended along with colleagues from London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance".

Al-Qaeda Kills 19 Soldiers In South Yemen Al-Qaeda Kills 19 Soldiers In South Yemen

The attack killed at least 32 people, including a commander, a medical and a security source said. At least 17 soldiers were killed on Friday in an attack by the al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group on Yemen's Security Belt forces in s...

Indonesia capital Jakarta, neighbouring provinces in Java hit by major power blackout Indonesia capital Jakarta, neighbouring provinces in Java hit by major power blackout

PLN said the outage began at 11:50 a.m. local time (0450 UTC). The power cut caused traffic lights to go out and left trains on the single line network stuck on tracks and in stations. Passengers had to disembark the commuter train and MRT. "The ...

Egypt FM welcomes consensus on Sudan constitutional declaration Egypt FM welcomes consensus on Sudan constitutional declaration

The deal on a constitutional declaration is the fruit of hard negotiations between the leaders of mass protests which erupted last December against al-Bashir's three-decade rule and the generals who eventually overthrew him in April. On the same day,...

Two pilots arrested over failed breath test before Glasgow to America flight Two pilots arrested over failed breath test before Glasgow to America flight

Two pilots have been arrested after allegedly failing breath tests before their flight from Glasgow Airport this morning. Flight UA162 was subsequently canceled after the arrests and passengers were provided with hotel and meal vouchers and were ...

Greenland loses 11 billion tonnes of ice in one day Greenland loses 11 billion tonnes of ice in one day

The Washington Post reports that in total the ice sheet lost 197 billion tonnes of runoff during July. The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland , accelerating the melting o...

M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued M6.2 quake hits off Fukushima; no tsunami warning issued

The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 7:23 p.m.at a depth of about 45 kilometers, was out at sea off the prefecture, the agency said. Reports of the quake surfaced after Tokyo residents said tremours were felt in the capital some 2...

No ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’: trapped US raccoon goes viral No ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’: trapped US raccoon goes viral

Firefighters from the Newton Fire Department , along with backup responders, worked hard to get the critter freed from the grate. Once the raccoon was lathered up with soap and water, firefighters tried to slide it free with a bit of gentle tuggin...

Riot police clash again with protesters in Hong Kong Riot police clash again with protesters in Hong Kong

Any demonstrations that are not pre-approved will be "cleared out" as unlawful assemblies, police said. Riot police stand guard at Wong Tai Sin, a residential area, after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong , August 4, 2019. "It is heart...

At least 9 dead, 16 injured in OH mass shooting; suspect dead At least 9 dead, 16 injured in OH mass shooting; suspect dead

At least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries, police said. Late Saturday morning, a gunman killed 20 and wounded 26 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. "I'm heartbroken", Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley tweeted around 6 a.m. Sunday, th...

Nine dead in 'active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio

The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 am in the popular bar and nightlife OR district of the city, Police Lieutenant Colonel Matt Carper said. "It's a very tragic incident and we're doing everything we can to investigate it and try to identify t...

Rugby woman who murdered her two daughters is jailed for life Rugby woman who murdered her two daughters is jailed for life

Porton, of Skiddaw, Rugby, Warwickshire, suffocated Lexi in the early hours of January 15 past year and was then heard " laughing " at a funeral parlour two days before killing Scarlett on February 1. When Lexi was ill in the hospital, a week before ...

Tsunami warning as strong quake hits off Indonesia coast Tsunami warning as strong quake hits off Indonesia coast

An quake of magnitude 7 struck off Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, Euronews reported. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) confirmed that there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka ...

Seven dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines Seven dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Rescuers have pulled more bodies from rough seas where three ferries capsized off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 25 with six still missing. Five-five other passengers and crew members aboard the ferries were rescued. S...

Indian military to form new battle formations along Pak border Indian military to form new battle formations along Pak border

It added that it was time for the worldwide community to take notice of "this Indian blatant violation of global laws" on use of cluster ammunition in targeting innocent citizens. It alleged the Indian army used cluster ammunitions delivered ...

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