Thursday September 19-th, 2019

Michelle Obama is 'surprised' her daughters have friends after White House upbringing Michelle Obama is 'surprised' her daughters have friends after White House upbringing

While sitting down with Gayle King , Michelle candidly opened up about the scrutiny of her family experience during their eight years in the White House , including the stereotype of being labeled an "angry black woman." . "It's just, I'm mad...

Toddler who fell from cruise ship identified as IN cop's daughter Toddler who fell from cruise ship identified as IN cop's daughter

The ship is owned by Florida-based Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Police sergeant Nelson Sotelo said the family of the child would remain in the United States territory until the investigation is complete. "She fell and died". The captain anno...

Run-in with Pamplona bull made American 'fear for my life' Run-in with Pamplona bull made American 'fear for my life'

The six bulls, accompanied by tame bullocks, ran together in a pack for most of the 930-yard course to the city's bullring. Some Americans come to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, who immortalized the Pamplona festival in his 1926 novel "...

Free climber scales London's 310m-tall Shard skyscraper Free climber scales London's 310m-tall Shard skyscraper

Located close to London Bridge, the Shard towers at 310 metres (1017 ft) tall and is home to offices, restaurants, a retail arcade and a hotel. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: " Police were called at 5.15am on Monday July 8 foll...

Instagram Moves on Online Bullying With Pop-Up Warning Instagram Moves on Online Bullying With Pop-Up Warning

It's noteworthy that while this isn't the first instance of Instagram turning towards AI to police its platform - the company already uses AI to detect harmful content in photos, videos, and even comments - it is the first time Instagram is using...

Trump administration reviews human rights' role in U.S. policy Trump administration reviews human rights' role in U.S. policy

The Commission on Unalienable Rights will be led by Mary Ann Glendon , a Harvard law professor, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, and staunch abortion opponent . So, to clear things up, he announced on Monday that he's launching a new Comm...

Amnesty urges United Nations to investigate Philippine drug killings Amnesty urges United Nations to investigate Philippine drug killings

According to the human rights activists, under Duterte's ruling, the Asian state comes to a "perilous normalization" of police abuses and even the illegal executions. Amnesty called on the UN Human Rights Council to open an inquiry to "put an end to ...

Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture added to UNESCO World Heritage List Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Hollyhock House , architect Frank Lloyd Wright's 1921 modernist creation at Barnsdall Art Park, was named a UNESCO World Heritage site today, the first time modern American architecture has been recognized by the United Nations cultural organiza...

Federal Bureau of Investigation and ICE are using DMV photos for facial recognition searches Federal Bureau of Investigation and ICE are using DMV photos for facial recognition searches

After a legal review in 2017 by the Vermont Attorney General's office, the state suspended use of the software, saying it violated state law. He adds that the searches often take place without state residents' awareness or approval. And the courts ...

US State Department approves possible US$2.2b arms sale to Taiwan US State Department approves possible US$2.2b arms sale to Taiwan

The ministry has added Taipei's request was under process as "normal". China suspects the leader to be seeking formal independence with support from Washington. The "1992 consensus" was an agreement reached in 1992 between Chinese communist officia...

Pelosi, AOC Clash over Reach of Progressives’ Influence Pelosi, AOC Clash over Reach of Progressives’ Influence

In an interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd , Pelosi downplayed the influence wielded by Ocasio-Cortez and fellow Reps. Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA - as a tiny squad with no real support in Congress. It's a huge mista...

Johnson Says He's Not Bluffing About Brexit Deadline Johnson Says He's Not Bluffing About Brexit Deadline

Mr Johnson's leadership rival Jeremy Hunt has also said he would accept a "no-deal" Brexit with a "heavy heart" - if the UK Parliament fails to ratify the agreement. He also promised an overhaul of treason laws to "make the punishment fit the crime...

United Kingdom says Iran must 'stop and reverse' plan to breach nuclear deal United Kingdom says Iran must 'stop and reverse' plan to breach nuclear deal

The confrontation has brought the USA and Iran close to the brink of conflict. Japan on Monday urged Iran to follow its commitments under a 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers and refrain from further actions to undermine it, after Tehran said...

Venice cruise ship veers close to esplanade in storm Venice cruise ship veers close to esplanade in storm

Crew members were sent running for their lives during the nail-biting incident. Pino Musolino, president of the Port Authority System for the northern Adriatic Sea, said in a statement: "We reserve the right to start a timely check to see if the ...

UAE announces partial troop withdrawal from Yemen - Yemen UAE announces partial troop withdrawal from Yemen - Yemen

Asked about the drawdown, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said member countries played different roles and contributed whatever capabilities they could. The UAE already started pulling some troops from the southern port of Aden and the west...

Citing disappointing fundraising and polls, Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential campaign Citing disappointing fundraising and polls, Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential campaign

Swalwell is expected to make the announcement at a 4 p.m. ET news conference at his campaign headquarters in California, concluding a short-lived bid for the Democratic nomination that failed to gain any traction. Swalwell, along with the Future F...

A mother gave birth to other couples' babies because of IVF mix-up A mother gave birth to other couples' babies because of IVF mix-up

So they relinquished custody of the newborns, who are identified only as Baby A and Baby B in a federal lawsuit filed by the couple alleging that their embryos were swapped or misplaced, forcing the woman to carry other people's babies to term in a s...

Cuomo Signs Law Permitting Congress to Access Trump’s New York Tax Returns Cuomo Signs Law Permitting Congress to Access Trump’s New York Tax Returns

The law specifically requires the state commissioner to redact sensitive information prior to the release of the documents. That includes anything that might violate state or federal law, and private information like Social Security numbers, resident...

Fortnite Gamer Pleads Guilty To Live-Stream Assault Of Partner Fortnite Gamer Pleads Guilty To Live-Stream Assault Of Partner

A person playing Fortnite on his console. Because of the positioning of the webcam, footage of the incident was not captured. "No computer. I'm sick of this s***", his partner replied before sounds of someone being struck can then be heard foll...

Wife of former head of Interpol sues the worldwide police agency

In a statement sent to AFP, Meng said that France-based Interpol had "failed to protect and assist my family and it is complicit in the internationally wrongful acts of its member country China". "Interpol forcefully disputes any allegations that it ...

'Exotic' bird was really just seagull covered in curry powder 'Exotic' bird was really just seagull covered in curry powder

The hospital were soon to uncover that the exotic bird was not exotic at all. A "bright-orange herring gull" was rescued on the side of a busy motorway last week, before a call was made to the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. The rescue workers said...

Jet Ski Rented By Americans Missing At Sea In Barbados Recovered Jet Ski Rented By Americans Missing At Sea In Barbados Recovered

French Navy officers found the missing jet ski hundreds of miles away in Guadeloupe on Saturday, almost two weeks after Magdalena Devil and Oscar Suarez, of New Jersey, vanished at sea , authorities said. A search for the couple, however, proved to ...

Venezuela talks to resume this week - Norway Venezuela talks to resume this week - Norway

Background: The Venezuelan government and opposition have already held multiple rounds of exploratory talks outside of the country. Talks between the Venezuelan opposition and the government to resolve the country's political crisis will resume th...

Ukraine's new president invites Putin for talks Ukraine's new president invites Putin for talks

Let's discuss who owns Crimea and who is not present in Donbass", TASS cited him as saying. The Kremlin said it would consider Zelenskiy's offer. Ukrainian authorities have opened a criminal case into treason following a now-abandoned proposal fo...

Georgia: Dozens protest obscene statements against Putin on Rustavi 2 Channel

Speaking in Russian on Georgia's Rustavi 2 TV station on Sunday, the host, Giorgi Gabunia, called Putin a "filthy invader" and insulted the Russian president's mother using coarse language, before adding "Oh, your mother's dead ..." Later on Mo...

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