Saturday December 14-th, 2019

All Conservative rebel Brexit lawmakers will be expelled from party All Conservative rebel Brexit lawmakers will be expelled from party

Philip Hammond, who served as Theresa May's Chancellor until just weeks ago, was among them - as was Rory Stewart , another former minister and the breakout star of this summer's Conservative leadership contest that Johnson ultimately won.

Baby born 117 days after 'brain death' of mother Baby born 117 days after 'brain death' of mother

A healthy baby girl was delivered from a brain-dead woman kept alive for more than three months to allow the fetus to develop, a Czech hospital has announced. The mother's identity has not been revealed. According to News 18 , the mother was place...

PMQs: Corbyn lambasts Johnson's Brexit plan after Commons defeat PMQs: Corbyn lambasts Johnson's Brexit plan after Commons defeat

Senior Conservative figures, including Father of the House Ken Clarke and Winston Churchill's grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames , have been threatened with the removal with the whip after voting against the Government. By seeking a snap election, he c...

Italy has new government, after Five Star Movement 'yes' Italy has new government, after Five Star Movement 'yes'

The coalition cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday night when members of 5-Star approved the marriage in an online vote. What was the vote for? The alliance between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD)...

Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority as Brexit crisis bites Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority as Brexit crisis bites

Lee's defection took place ahead of a crucial vote on Tuesday night in which rebel MPs will try to take control of the parliamentary agenda and block a no-deal Brexit. In a statement Dr Lee said: "The party I joined in 1992 is not the party I am leav...

Why Vienna keeps beating Melbourne and Sydney in the Global Liveability Index Why Vienna keeps beating Melbourne and Sydney in the Global Liveability Index

Among the toppers are Vienna and Melbourne who have been neck and neck in the EIU survey for several years. 1 spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability ranking for the second year running, confirming that life is officially better on ...

Australian Trainee Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Loses Consciousness Australian Trainee Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Loses Consciousness

The incident took place on Saturday evening local time at Jandakot Airport, south of the city of Perth in Western Australia . Seven Network TV reported that he was flying in a single-propeller two-seat Cessna 152. Sylvester can be heard telling air ...

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Iran Space Program Over Missile Work U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Iran Space Program Over Missile Work

The latest launch is believed to have ended in catastrophe, according to satellite photos and a subsequent image of the destruction disseminated on Twitter by President Donald Trump . The explosion marked the third failure involving a rocket at th...

Global regulator discrepancies over Boeing 737 MAX worry IATA Global regulator discrepancies over Boeing 737 MAX worry IATA

American Airlines removed the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until December 3. Customers who had their flight cancelled do not need to book another flight with American Airlines. The airline has said they are working with customers to accommod...

Boris Johnson suffers major defeat in no-deal Brexit vote Boris Johnson suffers major defeat in no-deal Brexit vote

Members of Johnson's own Conservative party, including Philip Hammond, are preparing to join opposition lawmakers in a vote to try to force a delay to Britain's exit from the European Union if he can not secure a divorce deal with Brussels in the nex...

Boris Johnson's rescue puppy 'Dilyn' arrives in Downing Street Boris Johnson's rescue puppy 'Dilyn' arrives in Downing Street

Johnson adopted the rescue puppy, a 15-week Jack Russell crossbreed named Dilyn, which moved in with him and Carrie Symonds at the prime minister's Downing Street residence yesterday. Dilyn was carried into his new home in a little red puppy box, a...

Carrie Lam to withdraw Hong Kong extradition bill, according to reports Carrie Lam to withdraw Hong Kong extradition bill, according to reports

The former British colony has been seething with unrest in the three months since Ms Lam's decision to introduce the controversial extradition bill , which would allow Beijing to arrest political dissidents in Hong Kong . The Global Times, a natio...

Pentagon approves billions to build Trump's border wall with Mexico Pentagon approves billions to build Trump's border wall with Mexico

Mr. Trump had signed the emergency declaration earlier this year, and the administration had already tapped more than $2 billion in other Pentagon money, but had been somewhat coy about whether it would siphon off the $3.6 billion in military const...

Viral: Miniature horse on American Airlines flight goes viral Viral: Miniature horse on American Airlines flight goes viral

Hensley said in a tweet that, while her flight with Flirty went well, she will try to conduct their travels by vehicle because it is easier on her horse and other passengers. Not all the criticism of Flirty was negative, as one lady wrote, "I think...

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN

Bolsonaro, however, will not attend a reunion of regional leaders whose countries include parts of the Amazon rainforest that is scheduled for Friday in Colombia . U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres suggested last week holding a meeting to ad...

Deaths confirmed in horror New Zealand bus crash Deaths confirmed in horror New Zealand bus crash

New Zealand police said in a statement that there have been fatalities in the crash, but could not confirm how many were killed. A number of people have died in a bus crash northwest of Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island. A further 15 patients ...

Hong Kong protesters appeal to Germany's Angela Merkel before China visit

Taiwan now has no asylum law for Hong Kong residents. "One country, two systems" refers to a constitutional principle formulated by former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (鄧小平) during the early 1980s, which suggests there is only one China, but dist...

Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas Monster storm Dorian stalls over Bahamas

The current forecast predicts a close shave and near-miss for Florida. Forecasters expected Dorian to stay just off shore, but meteorologist Daniel Brown cautioned that "only a small deviation" could draw the storm's unsafe core toward land.

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

What would the new Brexit timeline be? But he remains in government until he loses a formal confidence vote, or calls an election . The measure will need a two-thirds majority in Parliament to set a new vote. "The country wants this done and they...

Justine Greening condemns PM's election threat as she announces plan to quit

One of the Tory rebels, the former chancellor Philip Hammond, laid bare the depth of division within the Conservative Party ahead of the vote, accusing Downing Street of "rank hypocrisy" for threatening to expel MPs, and calling Mr Johnson's senior a...

A Conservative MP's defection just cost Boris Johnson his parliamentary majority

After the result was announced, Johnson says he will table a motion to call for an election if tomorrow's delay on Brexit is passed. But he remains in government until he loses a formal confidence vote, or calls an election. Of course, things got e...

Palestinian Harvard freshman denied entry to USA finally allowed in Palestinian Harvard freshman denied entry to USA finally allowed in

On his first attempt to the enter the United States on August 23, Ajjawi said he spent eight hours at the airport, during which he was questioned by immigration officials about his religious practices and friends' anti-US social media posts.

'Categorically evil' killer of Australian comedian Eurydice Dixon sentenced to 35 years 'Categorically evil' killer of Australian comedian Eurydice Dixon sentenced to 35 years

Victorian Supreme Court Justice Stephen Kaye said Todd posed an unacceptable risk to women in the foreseeable future after committing such a disturbing crime. The killer turned himself in to police after a friend saw him on security footage issued by...

United Kingdom gov't loses working majority in parliament United Kingdom gov't loses working majority in parliament

But his task became even more hard after former minister Phillip Lee dramatically defected to the Liberal Democrats , crossing the floor of the Commons as Mr Johnson delivered a statement to MPs. Members of Mr Johnson's own Tory party, including Mr ...

Prince Harry Is Launching a Sustainable Travel Initiative Called Travalyst Prince Harry Is Launching a Sustainable Travel Initiative Called Travalyst

During a press conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday, which the Duke of Sussex traveled to via commercial plane, Prince Harry joked about his new role as a dad to royal baby Archie , now nearly 4 months old. The Duke and Duchess and Archie will s...

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