Tuesday January 15-th, 2019

Crickets could be behind Cuba 'sonic attack' mystery, scientists say Crickets could be behind Cuba 'sonic attack' mystery, scientists say

A recording of a high-pitched sound thought to be connected to a possible "sonic attack" on diplomats in Cuba is actually the calls of a cricket, scientists who analyzed the tape reported last week (January 4) at the annual meeting of the Society...

Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving Justice Department After AG Confirmation Hearings Rod Rosenstein Reportedly Leaving Justice Department After AG Confirmation Hearings

Asked about Rosenstein's departure, first reported by ABC News , White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she had not spoken to Rosenstein and would leave any announced departures to him or the president. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker...

Donald Trump makes case for border wall to tackle 'humanitarian crisis' Donald Trump makes case for border wall to tackle 'humanitarian crisis'

In the lead-up to the speech, aides repeatedly sought to make the case that there is a "crisis" on the southern border - frequently drawing on misleading statistics - ramping up speculation that Trump was preparing to declare a national emergency .

Dems block Senate bill on Israel boycotts, citing shutdown Dems block Senate bill on Israel boycotts, citing shutdown

According to Democratic leaders Sen. The legislation would punish companies that take part in the " Boycott , Divestment, and Sanctions" ( BDS ) global movement against Israel , which seeks to pressure the Jewish state through economic and other ...

Ransom demanded after businessman's wife abducted in Norway Ransom demanded after businessman's wife abducted in Norway

The missing woman's husband, Tom Hagen , also 68, is Norway's 172nd richest man, according to the magazine Kapital , with an estimated fortune of 1.7 billion kroner (174 million euros, $200 million). Police have been investigating the case discreet...

Status of EU officials in US is 'downgraded' Status of EU officials in US is 'downgraded'

The EU has long sought the trappings of statehood, controlling its member-states' global trade policy and territorial fishing waters, establishing a body of EU law superior to national law and upheld by an EU court, acquiring (another) highly-paid Pr...

Kim Jong Un's motorcade heads out on day 2 of China trip Kim Jong Un's motorcade heads out on day 2 of China trip

North Korean and Chinese state media have announced his visit but provided no details of what he has done since arriving by train on Tuesday morning. Discussions between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled since Mr...

Explained |#BREXIT: Parliament abuse amid Brexit chaos Explained |#BREXIT: Parliament abuse amid Brexit chaos

Recent intimidating verbal attacks outside parliament - including those against Tory MP Anna Soubry yesterday - have hit the headlines. Protesters also chanted slogans including "Liar, liar" throughout a live interview with Soubry on Sky News.

Scott Morrison responds to Photoshop fail: 'Not the feet!' Scott Morrison responds to Photoshop fail: 'Not the feet!'

A spokesperson for the PM said he "much prefers his own shoes" and that the Photoshopped image had since been replaced with the original image. While one more added: "Oh dear". He took to Twitter to show off his well-worn trainers this morning. "...

1MDB scandal: China denies it offered to bail out Malaysian fund 1MDB scandal: China denies it offered to bail out Malaysian fund

In a statement in response to the Journal report, the Chinese embassy in Kuala Lumpur said China never attached political conditions to its cooperation with other countries. After Mahathir won the election, the current Prime Minister has been in ...

Sisi: Cairo cooperates closely with Israel Sisi: Cairo cooperates closely with Israel

Minister Tawfik extended the tidings of the entire police force to the pope and all Christian citizens on the occasion of Coptic Christmas - which falls on 7 January . "We tried every peaceful means to disperse them", el-Sisi said. The Cathedral o...

California man caught on video licking doorbell for over 3 hours California man caught on video licking doorbell for over 3 hours

The Dungans were out of town when the incident took place, but their kids were home. The clear footage shows the man leaning his head against the intercom outside their front door and licking the doorbell from several different angles. He was cau...

Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent

Kilimnik has denied ties to Russian intelligence. Tuesday's revelation demonstrates that a member of the Trump campaign was having conversations with a Russian about Ukraine while the campaign was ongoing. They also said that Mueller alleges Manafort...

Trump's USA demotes European Union ambassador's diplomatic status without telling him

The status change was first reported by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle . The promotion was seen as a huge coup by the Brussels bureaucracy, and the realisation that they have been unceremoniously demoted back to global organisation status has "...

Taliban, US to sit down to peace talks Taliban, US to sit down to peace talks

He will meet with senior government officials in each country to facilitate an intra-Afghan political settlement. Shamkhani's comments came days after reports of talks between US and Taliban officials over proposals for a ceasefire in Afghanistan...

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills crew member Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills crew member

The refuelling barge was destroyed. The MarineTraffic.com website listed the tanker as registered in Vietnam. "My windows shook really badly but (there) was no wind", Lamma resident Deb Lindsay said on Facebook. A smaller banging sound followed a...

US Confirms Iran Holding American Navy Vet for Last 6 Months US Confirms Iran Holding American Navy Vet for Last 6 Months

White, of Imperial Beach, California, was detained in Iran while visiting his Iranian girlfriend, the mother, Joanne White, told The Times . She told The Times that State Department officials notified her in December that her son was being held ...

Lorry driver pleads guilty in Humboldt bus crash that killed 16 Lorry driver pleads guilty in Humboldt bus crash that killed 16

On April 6, the Broncos - a junior hockey team of 16-to-21-year-olds - were on a bus en route to a playoff game when they collided with Sidhu's truck, which was carrying peat moss. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's lawyer says Sidhu didn't want a trial. Som...

Consulates in Melbourne and Canberra evacuated over 'suspicious package' Consulates in Melbourne and Canberra evacuated over 'suspicious package'

The journalist also tweeted a short video showing paramedics entering the Korean embassy, also located in Melbourne . There are unconfirmed reports that the Italian, Japanese, Egyptian and Danish consulates also received packages. Local media repo...

Pakistan Airlines Threatens Flight Attendants To Lose Weight Pakistan Airlines Threatens Flight Attendants To Lose Weight

According to the airline's weight chart, for a "medium frame" woman of 5 feet 7 inches height (1.7 meters), for example, the guide is 133 to 147 pounds (60 to 66 kgs). In a memo distributed to approximately 1,800 cabin crew, PIA said they must trim...

European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots European Union issues sanctions on Iran over assassination plots

The move places both individuals and the intelligence unit onto the EU's terror list , accusing them of carrying out attacks as part of plots against Iranian opposition figures in Denmark and France . Specific details in relation to potential new...

Belgium bans halal and kosher animal slaughtering practices Belgium bans halal and kosher animal slaughtering practices

This is in contradiction with some European laws that state the animals should not feel pain when they are killed. Shadjareh argues that what authorities call " humane stunning " involves an electric shock or a metal rod being fired into the animal...

Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Charged With Obstruction of Justice in US Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Charged With Obstruction of Justice in US

Natalia Veselnitskaya has been charged by prosecutors in NY of attempting to thwart a Justice Department investigation into money laundering that involved a powerful Russian businessman and his investment firm. The indictment references an ear...

Three killed, hundreds injured in train collision in Pretoria Three killed, hundreds injured in train collision in Pretoria

Another 300 people were hurt, with 82 sustaining serious injuries. It has been reported the two trains crashed head-on into each other, causing both to derail. She said Metrorail was instituting an investigation into what happened. "We can not lo...

World's most powerful passport revealed as UK slips down the rankings World's most powerful passport revealed as UK slips down the rankings

The Singaporean and South Korean passports are in joint second place on 189 countries. Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners this week revealed their passport index which showed Australians can now freely visit 181 countr...

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