Friday March 22-nd, 2019

Alleged leader of Lev Tahor charged with kidnapping in New York State Alleged leader of Lev Tahor charged with kidnapping in New York State

The other three - Nachman Helbrans, 36, alleged to be the leader of the sect, and Mayer Rosner and Jacob Rosner, aged 42 and 20 respectively, all living in Guatemala - were deported on Thursday from Mexico, where they had taken the children, and were...

Manhunt Is on in California After Illegal Suspect Shot Police Officer Manhunt Is on in California After Illegal Suspect Shot Police Officer

Police also located the truck the suspect is believed to have driven. "Our hearts are with the entire community of Newman and law enforcement officers who risk their lives to protect and serve the people of California", Governor Jerry Brown sai...

Sydney bus driver sprayed in face with chemical Sydney bus driver sprayed in face with chemical

Witnesses told police he spoke with an English accent. The bus was on Route 392 bound for the city and was travelling down Oxford Street before making a stop between Flinders and Crown streets. The man police want to speak to is described as having...

Australia, New Zealand decry Japan’s return to whaling Australia, New Zealand decry Japan’s return to whaling

Japan, like Iceland and Norway, perceives matters differently, arguing that whaling is part of its culture and seeking a resumption of commercial hunting. But Japan's whalers also faced serious obstacles outside the IWC. "I appreciate the governmen...

McCaskill: I'm a little confused why Ocasio-Cortez is 'the thing' McCaskill: I'm a little confused why Ocasio-Cortez is 'the thing'

Okay, that's a kind of weird, but overall fine quote. Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill offered some unsolicited advice for incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week; warning the liberal legislator against alienating "white working-c...

Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal

Even though Trump will be in town and Republicans control both chambers of Congress, Mulvaney acknowledged that little progress on a deal is expected until the start of the new Congress on January 3, when Democrats will retake the House. Trump twee...

Mum accused of murdering her twins on Boxing Day appears in court Mum accused of murdering her twins on Boxing Day appears in court

Samantha Ford, 37, of the same address, had been involved in a vehicle crash about 45 minutes beforehand, Kent Police said. She was treated for minor injuries. During the brief hearing, she was remanded in custody until Monday when she will appear at...

California girl dies in fall from scenic Arizona overlook

The teen's body was spotted by an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter. Sheriff's deputies said the teenager was visiting from the San Jose, California, area. There are no barriers at the tourist attraction near the Utah border, which is ...

Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of United Nations deal Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of United Nations deal

The Houthis have agreed with the Saudi-backed government to implement a ceasefire in Hodeidah city and withdraw their respective forces. "Our armed forces have been implementing the first stage of redeployment from the port city of Al Hudaydah sinc...

Photographer spotted Air Force One en route to Trump's surprise Iraq visit Photographer spotted Air Force One en route to Trump's surprise Iraq visit

US President Donald Trump in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. Reporters accompanying President Donald Trump on his visit to U.S. Trump himself later marvelled at having travelled on a "darkened plane, with all win...

Pres. Xi, Trump talk trade, exchange New Year's greetings in phone call

Xi said Saturday that officials from both countries have been working actively and hopes the teams can meet each other halfway, Xinhua reported. What's the background to the trade war? After campaigning on a platform to end China's "unfair" tra...

Trump says `big progress being made' with China after Xi call

Trump appeared optimistic Saturday in a tweet about achieving a deal with China to settle a trade war that has roiled global financial markets. USA stocks, beaten down recently by concerns about an escalating tariff war, got a boost from news of ...

Yemeni boy at center of row over Trump travel ban dies Yemeni boy at center of row over Trump travel ban dies

Abdullah's father, Ali Hassan, brought him to the US months ago to get medical care for a degenerative brain condition that kept worsening. Abdullah and his father are U.S. But Swileh was unable to travel with them due to Trump's executive order ba...

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after vehicle breaches runway Flights suspended at Hanover airport after vehicle breaches runway

A man broke a barrier with a vehicle and went on the tarmac", Hanover police posted to Twitter. A Hannover police spokesperson told DW that the man drove out onto the runway and followed an airplane after it had landed. The airport's terminals rema...

Bangladesh’s violent vote campaigning ends ahead of weekend poll Bangladesh’s violent vote campaigning ends ahead of weekend poll

Miller said everyone in Bangladesh must be able to vote "without harassment, intimidation, or violence". Army has been deployed in Bangladesh on the eve of Sunday polls, as the Sheikh Hasina government has apprehensions that there might be larg...

Cabinet chose to put 172 names in ECL Cabinet chose to put 172 names in ECL

Fawad Hussain said the PTI government had set a precedent as its two serving ministers had to relinquish their charge as soon as their names appeared before the accountability bureau. 'They have started to sound like a broken record ... apart from ...

UAE flag raised over reopened embassy in Damascus UAE flag raised over reopened embassy in Damascus

The UAE is the first Arab country to restore the work of its embassy in Syria. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said earlier that Damascus welcomed the resumption of work of Arab countries' embassies in Syria. Recent developments have...

Mexico’s President Responds With Amity to Trump’s Hostile Tweets Mexico’s President Responds With Amity to Trump’s Hostile Tweets

According to Senate data, more than 420,000 federal employees are working without pay during the shutdown, and more than 380,000 workers have been furloughed. Pelosi has all but locked up the support she needs to win the gavel on January 3 and there ...

Boy, 12, survives avalanche that buried him for 40 minutes Boy, 12, survives avalanche that buried him for 40 minutes

A young boy has incredibly survived without serious injury, after being buried under an avalanche in the French Alps. . He was dragged at least 100 metres by the force of the avalanche. After 45 minutes, only 20 to 30 percent of victims are alive. ...

Mark Harris Asks If Elections Board Had 'Sinister' Motive Mark Harris Asks If Elections Board Had 'Sinister' Motive

The board had refused to certify Harris as November's victor amid evidence of irregularities in the absentee ballot count and reports of a fraud scheme directed by a Republican operative hired by Harris' campaign. Confusing the picture, a state court...

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Previously, the number of displaced - including many left homeless - stood at 22,0000 but that figure has now jumped to just over 40,000, according to the latest tally. A 5km exclusion zone has been imposed around the Anak Krakatoa volcano. "We only ...

Netanyahu, Brazil's next president hail alliance, but no mention of embassy move Netanyahu, Brazil's next president hail alliance, but no mention of embassy move

Both leaders just never publicly touched on the topic, instead choosing to focus on strengthening bilateral ties. "Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that", Bolsonaro wrote at the time on Twitter. president and Bolsonaro were "...

Canadian teacher Sarah McIver who was detained in China has been released Canadian teacher Sarah McIver who was detained in China has been released

Ms McIver had been working at a school in China when she was held over issues with her work visa. Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Richard Walker confirmed Friday that a Canadian citizen who was detained in China this month had been released and ...

Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines Tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake rocks Philippines

Labayog said the "shallow" quake was "expected to have damages". The quake struck 193km east of the city of General Santos, the USGS said, with a depth of 59km. USGS had earlier reported the quake measured 7.2 in magnitude before downgrading it. ...

Government shutdown likely to last until 2019 Government shutdown likely to last until 2019

Trump said the local government is "doing nothing about it". As a result, he said, "we will be cutting off all aid" to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. I think left to his own devices that Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats probably would...

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