Wednesday April 1-st, 2020

Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead

Wedding halls have become a big business in Kabul as the Afghan economy slowly picks up and families spend more on celebrations. The latest blast comes just 10 days after a huge bomb outside a Kabul police station killed at least 14 people and inju...

'You ugly!' note gets TSA worker fired 'You ugly!' note gets TSA worker fired

Strassner says he was going to let it go until friends warned him the screener might really hurt someone who's vulnerable to bullying. Strassner said he was fine but anxious others might be offended if they received the same note. "You never really...

President Trump suggests re-election will halt recession President Trump suggests re-election will halt recession

Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq joined in Wednesday's sell-off, falling 2.9 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. "We still see a substantial risk that the trade dispute will escalate further", said Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at inv...

Lib Dems open to talks despite dismissing Jeremy Corbyn PM plan Lib Dems open to talks despite dismissing Jeremy Corbyn PM plan

We asked "What do you fear more - a no deal Brexit or Jeremy Corbyn? ". Three Tory-ex ministers, Dominic Grieve, Sir Oliver Letwin and Dame Caroline Spelman have agreed to meet Mr Corbyn to plot to stop Britain leaving the Brussels bloc withou...

Hong Kong Teachers' Rally Starts Another Weekend of Protests Hong Kong Teachers' Rally Starts Another Weekend of Protests

On Monday, Hogg threatened employees with "disciplinary consequences" if they took part in "illegal protests'". Video footage shot by witness Mitch St. "It is crucial that restraint be exercised, violence rejected and urgent steps taken to de-escal...

UK's Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next week: Guardian UK's Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next week: Guardian

In one of the first responses to Corbyn's proposal from a Conservative politician, Alistair Burt, a former foreign office minister who is opposed to a no-deal Brexit , said he could not support the Labour leader. Germany is ready for a likely no-dea...

Rashida Tlaib addresses supporters; grandmother reacts angrily to Trump tweets Rashida Tlaib addresses supporters; grandmother reacts angrily to Trump tweets

Despite the disappointment over having to forgo meetings, meals and ceremonies in Tlaib's honor, other Palestinians NBC News spoke to said they backed her decision, saying they'd prefer she visited as a USA representative than as an ordinary citizen ...

Appeals court narrows injunction on asylum ban Appeals court narrows injunction on asylum ban

About 30,000 migrants have been sent back to northern Mexican border cities to await USA asylum hearings under a policy known as "Remain in Mexico" under which they have to wait for hearings months away. Mexico's National Immigration Institute said i...

Turkish defense minister visits border area for safe zone in Syria Turkish defense minister visits border area for safe zone in Syria

The joint centre, agreed last week after days of tense negotiations, "will be working at full capacity from next week", Akar said on his website.A United States delegation has been at work in Sanliurfa since Monday. Ankara also aims to get rid of the...

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital

Authorities in Afghanistan said a massive bomb blast late Saturday inside a packed wedding hall in Kabul "killed and injured dozens of civilians". Insurgents have periodically struck Afghan weddings, which are seen as "soft" targets with minimal ...

Blast rips through wedding ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan

He put the number of wounded in the tens and said details were being gathered. Many people in the minority Shiite Muslim Hazara ethic group live in the part of the city where the explosion took place. The explosion comes just as the USA and the Ta...

Hong Kong protests: Chinese security trial giant 'electric' fork devices Hong Kong protests: Chinese security trial giant 'electric' fork devices

Cathay shares hit a 10-year low. Paul Loo is also resigning as chief customer and commercial officer at Cathay Pacific. Many of these lashed out at the use of tear gas by riot squads and read: "The only time I like pepper is on my noodle soup" an...

Rashida Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin him' Rashida Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin him'

Israel on Thursday banned Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI and Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, both Democrats, from entering the country due to their support of the BDS movement. "Several days ago, we received [Omar and Tlaib's] trip itinerary", Netanyahu ...

Pa. couple faked baby's birth, death to get money and gifts Pa. couple faked baby's birth, death to get money and gifts

Despite her suspicion, Dilascio hosted a baby shower for the couple at her home in May. Pennsylvania State Police took Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang after it was discovered the couple had lied about a baby they reportedly had in July. You might ...

U.S. court declines again to halt Trump family planning rules U.S. court declines again to halt Trump family planning rules

Detained migrants are loaded onto a bus by Border Patrol agents after crossing into the United States from Mexico, June 1, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. About 46,500 people in July crossed the United States border without permission in those two regions, ...

'No, thank you': Danes respond to Trump's 'bid' for Greenland 'No, thank you': Danes respond to Trump's 'bid' for Greenland

In the year since, the president has repeatedly returned to the topic, asking aides if they can pursue a purchase of Greenland , a semiautonomous territory that Mr. With worldwide training and funds, the Afghan defense forces have improved steadily ...

Man stabbed outside Home Office and terror is not ruled out Man stabbed outside Home Office and terror is not ruled out

Shortly after 1pm armed police were called to the scene, and a 29-year old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of CS spray and grievous bodily harm. The Home Office is responsible for tackling crime and the government has recently la...

Greek island under state of emergency Greek island under state of emergency

Speaking during a visit to the area, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: "Things are better, but... no complacency is allowed and I would ask everyone to carefully follow the orders and directions of the civil protection authority and the fire d...

Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil field

In a statement condemning the attack, Falih said there had been "no injuries" and that the fire had been put out after the several drones were fired at the plant. The facilities attacked included a refinery and oil storage, Al Masirah said, citing ...

Omar disputes Netanyahu's claims about itinerary Omar disputes Netanyahu's claims about itinerary

Netanyahu tweeted that "the itinerary of the two Congresswomen reveals that the sole objective of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it", and he pointed out that there trip was funded by the Palestinian organization Mif...

British police say second officer was exposed to Novichok in 2018 attack British police say second officer was exposed to Novichok in 2018 attack

Detectives from Britain's Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) network said "traces of the nerve agent" were found in blood samples taken from a second police officer who showed signs of exposure at the time. Bailey required hospital care but returned to...

Couple hospitalised, dog killed in goanna attack Couple hospitalised, dog killed in goanna attack

The man suffered significant injuries to his leg and arm, with Shane Tucker from Queensland Ambulance revealing the man was "severely bleeding". They added: "His wife was taken to Proserpine hospital by ambulance for treatment". "Definitely out o...

'French Spiderman' unfurls peace banner in HK 'French Spiderman' unfurls peace banner in HK

Alain Robert, 56, climbed the Cheung Kong Center, owned by billionaire Li Ka-Shing, on Friday before hanging a banner with the Hong Kong and China flags above a handshake. His past feats including climbing the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world...

‘Huge challenge’ for Greta Thunberg as she sets sail for climate summits ‘Huge challenge’ for Greta Thunberg as she sets sail for climate summits

She is also planning to visit Canada and Mexico before travelling to this year's United Nations climate conference, which is taking place in Santiago , Chile, in December, making her journeys by train and bus. Herrmann said there are no toilets, and...

Latest round of US-Taliban talks finishes: Taliban Latest round of US-Taliban talks finishes: Taliban

The two sides are expected to sign a peace agreement within the next few days which will provide the ground for U.S. troop withdrawal and reduction of violence in Afghanistan. The Taliban has also claimed responsibility for numerous more than 1,500 c...

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