Saturday October 19-th, 2019

Detained Lebanese national Nizar Zakka leaves Iran for Beirut Detained Lebanese national Nizar Zakka leaves Iran for Beirut

Freed Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka , who had been detained in Iran since 2015, gestures during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon June 11, 2019. Zakka was arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the USA governme...

Botswana's High Court rejects laws criminalizing gay sex Botswana's High Court rejects laws criminalizing gay sex

It is a win for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in Botswana after the High Court overturned a law criminalising same sex relations . "I think it will be a great disappointment if we lose this". At the ...

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon

Mr Shanahan said the training of Turkish pilots for the F-35 will end on 31 July and Turkey will be phased out from the F-35 programme, in which it has manufactured essential parts for the fighter jets. Some training of Turkish maintenance personnel ...

Police rescue woman chained in basement of Falls home Police rescue woman chained in basement of Falls home

But he was not inside the house where the woman was found. The woman's family was unable to make contact with her and the police returned with the bloodhound. In a news conference on Monday, authorities said that Ciskiewic could be armed; the woman...

Sam Gyimah fails to secure backing and quits Conservative leadership race Sam Gyimah fails to secure backing and quits Conservative leadership race

He did not hold a high-profile campaign launch on Monday, but his rivals lined up to take potshots at him and his pledge to raise the point at which workers begin paying a 40 percent income tax to 80,000 pounds (102,000 US dollars) annual pay from ...

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021

According to the Ottawa Citizen , Monday's announcement marks the first step to initiating a nationwide ban of single-use plastics in Canada . "It's tough trying to explain this to my kids". USA states and cities are also banning various forms o...

Houthis claim multiple drone attacks targeting Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia Houthis claim multiple drone attacks targeting Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia

Reuters reported citing a tweet by TV channel Al-Masirah. The Houthi spokesman added, "This is something that can not be tolerated at all". The television said a Saudi soldier and four "mercenaries" were killed in the attacks. The Saudi-led coali...

Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

Researchers at Louisiana State University also issued a dead-zone forecast today, with a higher estimate of 8,717 square miles by late July. That feeds algae but when the algae die, they create more acidic water with less oxygen in it. 'While thi...

Another victim found from Hungary tourist boat disaster Another victim found from Hungary tourist boat disaster

The Mermaid was carrying South Korean tourists when it was in collision with a cruise ship and capsized, leaving 20 people dead and eight others missing. It is not known how strong the hull of the 70-year-old boat is following the collision, salv...

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

The document , just barely released, has already been condemned by worldwide LGBT Catholics as a "harmful tool that will be used to oppress and harm not only transgender people, but lesbian, gay, [and] bisexual people, too". "We should welcome the ...

Kim Jong-Un's Slain Half Brother Was Reportedly a CIA Informant Kim Jong-Un's Slain Half Brother Was Reportedly a CIA Informant

The fact that the CIA held meetings with Kim Jong-nam illustrates the lengths United States intelligence will go to gather information about the hermetic country. The CIA declined to comment. Kim Jong Nam was previously reported to have met w...

Indo-Lanka projects facing delays will be expedited - PM Indo-Lanka projects facing delays will be expedited - PM

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives with Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena during his welcome ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo , Sri Lanka, June 9, 2019. "During his trip, we discussed matters including the st...

US Customs and Border Protection says traveler images were taken in cyberattack US Customs and Border Protection says traveler images were taken in cyberattack

The database includes passport headshots, but also images acquired from license plate readers, for all cars crossing a United States border . The Washington Post reported that the subcontractor might have been Perceptics, a Tennessee-based imag...

Hundreds of North Korean execution sites identified, says rights group

A human rights group has said has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses say North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty created to intimidate it...

Matildas fall to Italy after 95th minute heartbreaker in World Cup opener Matildas fall to Italy after 95th minute heartbreaker in World Cup opener

Sam Kerr's debut World Cup goal had the Matildas ahead, but despite dominating the game they were unable to take the three points. Bonansea sparked the comeback, getting her first tally 11 minutes into the second stanza. Substitute Daniela Sa...

Verdict reached in McStay family murder trial Verdict reached in McStay family murder trial

A sledgehammer believed to be the murder weapon was recovered from the burial site, detectives testified at trial, according to media accounts. The slayings resulted from a financial dispute between McStay, who owned a business making decorative fo...

Almost 100 killed in Mali village attack, official says Almost 100 killed in Mali village attack, official says

The mayor said the charred bodies had been found and that several more villagers were missing. In the past few months, worldwide observers have sounded the alarm over hundreds of civilians killed in ethnic attacks between the Dogon community, who a...

Russia: Protest held in Moscow over arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov Russia: Protest held in Moscow over arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

Russian journalists critical of authorities have led a unsafe existence since the 1990s - sometimes threatened, physically attacked, and even murdered for their work. "We demand the law be respected by everyone and for everyone". Hand swabs and nai...

Nadler: DOJ agrees to turn over Mueller evidence, postpones contempt against Barr

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) arrives at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Report by Special Counsel Robert S. With Trump pledging that "we're fighting all the subpoenas", Democratic leaders want ...

USA announces new sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company USA announces new sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted by state TV on Saturday as saying the move amounts to "economic terrorism" and is in line with other hostile American policies. Amid rising tensions, Washington in May announced the deployment of ...

Helicopter makes hard landing into building in New York City Helicopter makes hard landing into building in New York City

At least one person was killed in a helicopter crash on the roof of a building in Manhattan, according to law enforcement officials. The FDNY said at around 2 p.m. Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious...

Trump Pounces On John Dean As A 'CNN Sleazebag Attorney' Trump Pounces On John Dean As A 'CNN Sleazebag Attorney'

Dean acknowledged being "an active participant in the cover-up for a period of time" during Watergate, but said he doesn't believe Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, "participated in any illegal or improper activity". John Dean , a star witness...

The lesson of Peterborough: the Brexit Party could destroy the Tory majority The lesson of Peterborough: the Brexit Party could destroy the Tory majority

Eleven Conservative MPs are vying to replace her as party leader and, ultimately, prime minister. About 124,000 Conservative Party members, made up of members of the public who pay to join, will then cast their votes in a postal ballot. Despite win...

Motorcyclist dies after being struck by lightening while riding on I-95 Motorcyclist dies after being struck by lightening while riding on I-95

The Florida Highway Patrol posted an image on social media showing the remnants of the man's helmet. Lightning shattered the cyclist's helmet, officials said. Troopers shut down two southbound lanes for hours while they investigated, causing major...

Dems bash Trump for forcing Mexico to crack down on illegals Dems bash Trump for forcing Mexico to crack down on illegals

Trump's tweets follow up on his appearance on Fox News' Ingraham Angle on Thursday, when he called Pelosi a "nasty, vindictive, terrible person" who is " incapable of doing deals ". He said there is "no evidence" to support her contention that h...

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