Saturday February 16-th, 2019

Stolen Swedish royal treasure may have been found, police say Stolen Swedish royal treasure may have been found, police say

More details would come "when we know for sure if it is the stolen regalia". The crowns were made for the burial of King Charles IX and his wife Christina and date back to the early 1600s. The search for both the culprits and the jewels gained worl...

Saudi Arabia transferred American-made weapons to militants in Yemen Saudi Arabia transferred American-made weapons to militants in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its main partner in the war, have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political lan...

Pope Francis admits nuns have been sexually abused by clergy Pope Francis admits nuns have been sexually abused by clergy

Pope Francis shocked millions Tuesday when he revealed for the first time that the Vatican is investigating claims that priests have sexually abused nuns, and that, in at least one order in France, the priest in charge kept religious sisters as "sexu...

Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emails Cubs family patriarch apologizes for racist emails

Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails. In other emails from around 2012, Ricketts shares several links to conspiracy theories which claim President Obama has a secret past as a gay sex worker and drug mule, and is actually ...

Paris building fire death toll rises to 10 Paris building fire death toll rises to 10

It says almost 30 people - including three firefighers - were injured. Multiple neighbours said they heard the suspect and her neighbor, an off-duty firefighter, arguing over the woman's music before the fire broke out, then heard the woman cry out...

British ISIS hostage John Cantlie 'is still alive' six years after kidnapping British ISIS hostage John Cantlie 'is still alive' six years after kidnapping

On Tuesday, the "Free John Cantlie " campaign said it was "aware of the current news circulating" that he is alive. "I am told there is no new evidence or intelligence to suggest he is alive", our correspondent added. He was captured first in July...

Seven killed in train accident in Indian state of Bihar Seven killed in train accident in Indian state of Bihar

The Railways had earlier said that seven people were killed in the accident. "Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force have reached the spot". An additional 11 coaches were added at Danapur near Patna. Additionally, the Ministry of Railw...

Parents of missing student Libby Squire launch emotional appeal to find her

In the statement filmed by Humberside Police, Libby's father, Russell, described his daughter as "our kind, thoughtful, handsome girl, who is loved by so many people". Humberside Police said they are still following up a "number of lines of inquiry" ...

Kansas judge calls girls the 'aggressor' in sex abuse case Kansas judge calls girls the 'aggressor' in sex abuse case

Raymond Soden used Facebook to contact the girls, offering money for nude photos and sexual favors, according to The Kansas City Star . Before sentencing the 67-year-old Soden, Gibbens commented, "I do find that the victims in this case, in parti...

Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia

At its peak 200 children were detained on the island in conditions described as "cruel, inhuman and degrading" by United Nations officials. "Every asylum seeker child has now been removed from Nauru or has had their claim processed and has a clear ...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Launches 2020 Presidential Bid Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Launches 2020 Presidential Bid

She remains popular with some progressives but will have serious competition on that front with candidates such as Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in the presidential field. Democratic nominating contests begin in February 2020. "We serve...

Friends, relatives of victims to speak at McArthur sentencing hearing today Friends, relatives of victims to speak at McArthur sentencing hearing today

Prosecutor Michael Cantlon didn't display the images found on McArthur's electronic devices during the session, but said they included post-mortem photos of six of the eight victims. They also found a duffel bag containing duct tape, a surgical glove...

Third of Himalayan ice will be lost this century scientists warn Third of Himalayan ice will be lost this century scientists warn

Fresh water from the region's glaciers flows into 10 major river basins, contributing to the drinking water, irrigation and energy needs of approximately 1.9 billion people, or about a quarter of the world's population. It was styled after the Interg...

Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

Trump has said he has no plans to withdraw the 5,200 troops in Iraq, which he says could carry out USA airstrikes inside Syria after American troops withdraw from that country. In the CBS interview , conducted on February 1, Trump said USA troops ...

Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill at least 5 skiers Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill at least 5 skiers

The avalanches happened on Sunday and hit off-piste skiers, the National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps wrote on Twitter. According to The BBC , the bodies of two British and two French skiers were retrieved this morning after an extensive searc...

College student finds man hiding in her closet and wearing her clothes College student finds man hiding in her closet and wearing her clothes

The student also reported missing items of clothing from her wardrobe, and odd handprints being left behind her bathroom wall. On Saturday, they learned the terrifying truth. The women do not know how the man entered the residence, as they keep the...

Russian couple swings baby around by ankles in freaky street performance Russian couple swings baby around by ankles in freaky street performance

He throws the child above his head, claps, and catches the child again as a group of people sit on the ground swaying to music. The baby does not appear to be visibly upset by the rough treatment and nobody intervenes, though a voice can be heard s...

Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age -- to 100 Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age -- to 100

That is the same age for the majority of America, with a few exceptions, one of them being the state of Hawaii, where the legal age is 21. A Hawaii state lawmaker has proposed legislation to effectively ban cigarette sales by raising the minimum sm...

Afghan opposition leaders accused of betrayal for Moscow Taliban talks Afghan opposition leaders accused of betrayal for Moscow Taliban talks

The meeting is due to start on February 5 and last for two days. In January, US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said in an interview with The New York Times that US and Taliban officials during talks in Doha had agreed in principle on the framewor...

Trump says he wouldn't 'steer' son toward football Trump says he wouldn't 'steer' son toward football

Youth participation in tackle football has declined in recent years as parents have become more wary of the risks tied to playing the sport. CTE has many unsafe effects on the brain, including confusion, anxiety, depression, and an increased risk ...

Embattled Northam to meet with Cabinet as he seeks allies Embattled Northam to meet with Cabinet as he seeks allies

As calls for Northam to resign have intensified, Virginia lawmakers are already floating their next moves. Del. While the number of USA politicians calling for Virginia's governor to resign over his "blackface-KKK" yearbook photo continues to r...

Donald Trump's Tan Results From 'Good Genes,' An Administration Official Insists Donald Trump's Tan Results From 'Good Genes,' An Administration Official Insists

President Donald Trump's famous orange-tinted tan is the result of " good genes ", a senior Trump administration official told The New York Times . While there have been claims that the president uses a tanning bed, which would account for the p...

Trump guests include freed drug offender, bullied student Trump guests include freed drug offender, bullied student

A woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by President Donald Trump and a DE student allegedly bullied because his last name is Trump are among guests who will sit with first lady Melania Trump for the State of the Union address ....

Seven dead in Paris building blaze: fire service Seven dead in Paris building blaze: fire service

Firefighters respond to a building fire in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood on Monday night. There are still around 200 firefighters at the scene battling the fire and treating the injured. With multiple landmarks including the Trocadero overlooking...

Pope Francis' historic visit to UAE to highlight religious freedom Pope Francis' historic visit to UAE to highlight religious freedom

Even as the UAE is seen to be providing a leading military role to Riyadh in prosecuting its attacks against the Iran-aligned Houthi group, the four-year war now sees widespread starvation and disease in Yemen . It's the brainchild of Sheikh Ahmed e...

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