Saturday August 24-th, 2019

China's Belt and Road is 'green and clean,' says Xi China's Belt and Road is 'green and clean,' says Xi

Leaders from 37 countries have come to Beijing for the three-day forum, with officials from scores of other nations in attendance. Unlike his past speeches at the forum in 2017 and in several worldwide gatherings, Xi did not lay out a global visi...

At least 39 foreign tourists among Sri Lanka fatalities At least 39 foreign tourists among Sri Lanka fatalities

St. Anthony's church is one of the three Christian places of worship attacked during a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday. It is believed that around 2016, NTJ separated from another radical group Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ).

Pugh attorney: Baltimore mayor Pugh attorney: Baltimore mayor "not lucid" enough to decide on resignation

There are now calls for Pugh to resign from office, something her lawyer stated she is not physically or mentally able to do. In a seeming last-ditch effort to cling to her job, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's (D) attorney said Thursday that a...

Security failings deepen feud as president sacks leading officials Security failings deepen feud as president sacks leading officials

Maregowda and H. Puttaraju in the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, taking the total number of Indian deaths in the tragedy to 10 as of now", the Indian high commission in Colombo said. Nine suicide bombers from mostly middle-class backgrounds carri...

Panel rules Michigan's congressional districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered Panel rules Michigan's congressional districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Another staffer cheered that a map that the Michigan Republicans were drawing was "perfect" because "it's giving the finger to [S] andy [L] evin", referring to a Democratic U.S. "Their primary goal was to draw maps that advantaged Republicans, disadv...

Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old Andrew Freund Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old Andrew Freund

The complaints against both have now been released, revealing some details about how they allegedly did it. They also face charges of concealing a homicidal death by allegedly burying the boy's body, and failure to report child death for allegedly no...

Anzac day observed in Kolkata; martyrs remembered Anzac day observed in Kolkata; martyrs remembered

Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, is accused of killing 50 worshippers on March 15. Ambassadors of New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, other foreign countries, defense officials, veterans students, soldiers, gathered in a wreath-laying ceremony hosted by...

Sri Lanka raids net bomb-making equipment, ISIS flags

In addition to the flags and uniforms, authorities found 50 sticks of the rock-blasting explosive Gelignite, 100,000 ball bearings and a drone camera, according to the report. The shooting had taken place as Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel ...

Celebrating ANZAC Day on Ft. Benning Celebrating ANZAC Day on Ft. Benning

Peacekeepers who served on Australian and New Zealand operations in East Timor, Solomon Islands and the Golan Heights are also remembered. The service was attended by HRH Prince Mired Bin Ra'ad, Brig. "The spirit of national pride encourages us, ...

China's billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who's in and who's out China's billion-dollar Belt and Road party: Who's in and who's out

On 19 April, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that over 120 countries and worldwide organisations, which have signed up for BRI, sent representatives to take part in the 2nd BRF. He vowed that China will negotiate and sign high-standard free t...

Nearing end of his tenure, Rod Rosenstein hits back at critics Nearing end of his tenure, Rod Rosenstein hits back at critics

Rosenstein defended his handling of the special counsel's investigation, ripped former FBI Director James Comey and accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people on Russian Federation. Details may change. This story will be u...

Parrot Arrested For Tipping Off Dealers About Drug Raid Parrot Arrested For Tipping Off Dealers About Drug Raid

When the cops began to inch closer, the parrot raised the alarm, shouting in Portuguese. The parrot has since been handed over to a local zoo where it would spend three months learning to fly before being released . While vet Alexandre Clark, co...

Storm Hannah To Bring Power Cuts Over Weekend Storm Hannah To Bring Power Cuts Over Weekend

UK Met office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: " Hannah will bring wind gusts of up to 70mph (110kph) in exposed parts of South West England and South Wales coastal areas". However, we will keep you updated . The showers will become increasingly...

Map of China in CIA's first post on Instagram 'spy recruitment' account Map of China in CIA's first post on Instagram 'spy recruitment' account

The photo shows what looks like a desk at Langley, with maps of China, Russia and Iran, a notebook, some books and other spy-related materials. "We're looking to spark the curiosity of Instagram's users about the many ways CIA's global mission has us...

Trump prepares to address an NRA at war with itself Trump prepares to address an NRA at war with itself

Trump said Friday that he has chose to revoke the United States' status as a signatory of the Arms Trade Treaty regulating worldwide trade in conventional weapons, including small arms, battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships. Its supporters dismi...

Libyan PM denies calling for ceasefire in Tripoli Libyan PM denies calling for ceasefire in Tripoli

Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival government in eastern Libya , mounted an offensive on Tripoli nearly three weeks ago but despite heavy fighting last week it has failed to breach the city's southern defenses.

Indian court lifts ban on TikTok Indian court lifts ban on TikTok

But the extra effort of downloading an APK file and side-loading it on the phone is not everyone's cup of tea, which is why the decision by the Madras High Court to lift the interim ban on TikTok is widely appreciated. "We are grateful for the op...

Sri Lanka toll revision grim sign of bombings force Sri Lanka toll revision grim sign of bombings force

Cardinal Ranjith said that the church had been kept in the dark about intelligence warning of attacks. Gill said the terrorist attacks were the deadliest since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009. A state of emergency, declared on Monday, h...

Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin found guilty of grand larceny Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin found guilty of grand larceny

But prosecutors accused Sorokin of a deliberate swindling, like an alleged promise to a friend for an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco that left the friend with a $62,000 bill. Sorokin's lawyer, Todd Spodek, insisted Sorokin planned to settle her si...

Explosion at TATA plant at Port Talbot, two injured Explosion at TATA plant at Port Talbot, two injured

It said: "Two of our employees suffered minor injuries and both have been released following treatment". Emergency services including paramedics and firefighters rushed to the complex after 999 calls began to stream in at around 3.35am. All fires h...

Trump's state visit: Jeremy Corbyn snubs invitation to palace banquet

The Labour leader said Prime Minister Theresa May was wrong to "kowtow" to a president who tore up worldwide treaties and used "racist and misogynist rhetoric". The Labour leader on Friday refused to attend a dinner at Buckingham Palace with the US P...

More than half of all Americans are very stressed out More than half of all Americans are very stressed out

According to the report, higher levels of stress, anger and worry nudged Americans' overall Negative Experience Index to 35, which is the highest it's been in recent years. Chad, the most negative country in the world, has been beset by a range of is...

Maria Butina: Russian agent sentenced to 18 months in prison Maria Butina: Russian agent sentenced to 18 months in prison

Last month, prosecutors agreed with the defence to deport Butina immediately after sentencing, before changing their strategy just days before Friday's hearing and recommending prison time, citing an Federal Bureau of Investigation declaration about ...

Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

The last serious double-murder case involving the abduction and death of two women, one from Sweden and one from Ukraine, occurred in 1993. The body of another unidentified Asian woman was found in the mineshaft six days later. The suspect also alleg...

'Multiple Fatalities' After Speeding Semi-Truck Causes Fiery Crash Outside Denver 'Multiple Fatalities' After Speeding Semi-Truck Causes Fiery Crash Outside Denver

It was not immediately clear which vehicle accounted for the fatality, Countryman said . Video from the scene showed towering orange flames and piles of lumber scattered across the highway. Soon after the crash, a video circulated online showing...

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