Wednesday December 11-th, 2019

Couple hospitalised, dog killed in goanna attack Couple hospitalised, dog killed in goanna attack

The man suffered significant injuries to his leg and arm, with Shane Tucker from Queensland Ambulance revealing the man was "severely bleeding". They added: "His wife was taken to Proserpine hospital by ambulance for treatment". "Definitely out o...

'French Spiderman' unfurls peace banner in HK 'French Spiderman' unfurls peace banner in HK

Alain Robert, 56, climbed the Cheung Kong Center, owned by billionaire Li Ka-Shing, on Friday before hanging a banner with the Hong Kong and China flags above a handshake. His past feats including climbing the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world...

‘Huge challenge’ for Greta Thunberg as she sets sail for climate summits ‘Huge challenge’ for Greta Thunberg as she sets sail for climate summits

She is also planning to visit Canada and Mexico before travelling to this year's United Nations climate conference, which is taking place in Santiago , Chile, in December, making her journeys by train and bus. Herrmann said there are no toilets, and...

Latest round of US-Taliban talks finishes: Taliban Latest round of US-Taliban talks finishes: Taliban

The two sides are expected to sign a peace agreement within the next few days which will provide the ground for U.S. troop withdrawal and reduction of violence in Afghanistan. The Taliban has also claimed responsibility for numerous more than 1,500 c...

University of WA slips in Academic Ranking of World Universities tables University of WA slips in Academic Ranking of World Universities tables

Earlier this week, UCLA was ranked the No. 3 public university - and No. 4 overall - in Money Magazine's 2019 Best Colleges in America list. The group has been publishing academic rankings of world universities since 2009, using several objective...

Why Greenland is strategically valuable to the U.S. Why Greenland is strategically valuable to the U.S.

Presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock bought a domain mocking President Trump Friday over reports that Mr. Trump asked aides whether buying Greenland was possible. Former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, commented on T...

Rajnath Singh hints at nuclear war amid hightened tensions with Pakistan Rajnath Singh hints at nuclear war amid hightened tensions with Pakistan

India has strictly adhered to the "No First Use" policy. "I paid homage to Atalji on his first death anniversary here", Singh said . India has put in place its nuclear doctrine with NFU and massive retaliation forming its core tenets soon after it...

Tlaib to Attend Event With Pro-BDS Group Instead of Visiting Israel Tlaib to Attend Event With Pro-BDS Group Instead of Visiting Israel

Ilhan Omar , D-Minn., on a trip focused on viewing the impact of recent US policies and aid cuts on Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. "But since we were unable to fulfill our role as legislators, I am sharing what we would have seen", s...

Trump OKs $8bn F-16 sale to Taiwan Trump OKs $8bn F-16 sale to Taiwan

The Post reported, "The State Department submitted the package to Congress for informal review late Thursday, and it is not expected to meet opposition, according to several USA officials and other people familiar with the matter". The informal notif...

Computer glitch which caused slowdown at United States airports fixed Computer glitch which caused slowdown at United States airports fixed

The US Customs and Border Protection computer system is back to normal after it was down at some airports, creating long lines for arriving global travelers Friday afternoon. Houston Bush Airport announced delays and advised impacted passengers to ch...

Cathay Pacific CEO quits amid Hong Kong storm Cathay Pacific CEO quits amid Hong Kong storm

The new CEO is a long-time veteran of Swire. The airline said Paul Loo had resigned as chief customer and commercial officer, to be replaced by the head of its low-priced arm Hong Kong Express, Ronald Lam. Hong Kong is a key market for many ...

Lonely El Paso husband invites public to slain wife's funeral Lonely El Paso husband invites public to slain wife's funeral

The FBI El Paso division has also announced that they will be attending the funeral for Reckard to stand with Mr. Basco during his time of need. Walmart shooting victim Margie Reckard will be laid to rest this Friday. When Hala Hijazi heard abo...

Minute pollutants: Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination Minute pollutants: Microplastics in Arctic snow point to widespread air contamination

It would be "obvious that a large part of the microplastics is released into the snow through the air" and that some of the particles "probably" came from Europe, said Melanie Bergmann, head of the AWI scientist team which discovered the microplast...

Rusty's Evening Forecast - Pleasant weekend with a storm chance in the mix Rusty's Evening Forecast - Pleasant weekend with a storm chance in the mix

Saturday will feature a Mix of Sun and Clouds with warmer highs in the upper 80s. We'll have a chance of showers and storms (30%) but severe weather is not expected. Temperatures stay above normal to start the next work week. Saturday: Partly Cloud...

'Future Depends on Circumstances': Rajnath Singh on 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy

It would be wise that whatever the "circumstances" be in the future, India ensures that it reclaims its reputation - if, indeed, it has slipped since Friday morning - on being a responsible State in a neighbourhood that has its fair share of irrespon...

Driver plows truck into immigration protesters outside ICE facility Driver plows truck into immigration protesters outside ICE facility

Lex Rofeberg, a demonstrator who is studying to be a rabbi in the Jewish Renewal Movement, said protesters were singing and chanting when a truck pulled up at about 9:45 p.m. They did not talk to the driver, they did not try to apprehend him. Prote...

Montreal LGBTQ content creator among group suing YouTube Montreal LGBTQ content creator among group suing YouTube

The pilot program prompts demonetized creators to make a video informing YouTube staff about their channel, their creative process, and the sort of content they make. Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers claim YouTube restricted some of their videos and...

U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

The ship had been detained on suspicion that its cargo was destined for the Banias oil refinery in Syria in breach of an European Union embargo. They also released the ship's crew from detention. "The ship was of Russian origin and Panama-flagged and...

Official autopsy shows Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in jail cell Official autopsy shows Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in jail cell

At the time of his death, Epstein was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. However, multiple reports say Epstein was taken off suicide watch days later. Epstein seemed positive, " upbeat and optimistic...

Rapist and murderer of girl, 15, executed in Tennessee after 32 years Rapist and murderer of girl, 15, executed in Tennessee after 32 years

But regardless of who was said to have killed the women, Tennessee is one of 27 states that allow executions of "non-triggermen" involved in a crime that led to a victim's death, even if they did not kill anyone themselves. But officials said after...

Brother Of Taliban Leader Reportedly killed In Pakistan Blast Brother Of Taliban Leader Reportedly killed In Pakistan Blast

According to initial investigation by the police, the explosion was carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted inside the mosque. The intensity of the blast rocked the seminary and TV footage shows extensive damage to wal...

10 males, including 13-year-old, arrested after British police officer slain 10 males, including 13-year-old, arrested after British police officer slain

Prime minister Boris Johnson said he was "deeply shocked and appalled" by the death the on-duty officer and offered his condolences to his family, calling his death a "mindless and brutal crime". Two white tents were also erected. Police were also ...

Labour vows to bring down Johnson and lead temporary government Labour vows to bring down Johnson and lead temporary government

Corbyn's proposal was that he should table a confidence motion - as leader of the main opposition party, he is the only person who can demand such a vote and be certain of the request being accepted - once other parties had agreed to his plan.

Japan becomes largest foreign holder of US Treasuries Japan becomes largest foreign holder of US Treasuries

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury statistics, Japan's share of U.S. national debt rose from US$1.10 trillion (NT$ 34.483 trillion) in May to US$1.12 trillion in June, the highest amount since October 2016. Combined, China and Japan sti...

German Exports to Iran Take a Nosedive as Sanctions Take Effect German Exports to Iran Take a Nosedive as Sanctions Take Effect

And it is having an effect. It all causes financial misery for Iranians, but there's also a sense of confusion. The United States is also obliging foreign countries to decide how they want to trade. The European signatories of the 2015 nuclear ag...

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