Monday July 13-th, 2020

Mugabe family cry foul at Zim government’s ‘interference’ in plans Mugabe family cry foul at Zim government’s ‘interference’ in plans

The 95-year-old, who ruled for 37 years until he was ousted in November 2017, died last week in Singapore where he had been receiving medical treatment. Former minister and Mugabe ally Walter Chidakwa would, on behalf of the family, communicate their...

Republicans have no idea what Trump wants them to do on guns Republicans have no idea what Trump wants them to do on guns

But they nonetheless depicted the president as engaged and encouraging, with Toomey saying Trump has a strong "interest in doing something meaningful" to prevent gun violence, even though he has not endorsed any specific approach. "I think we will kn...

Tropical disturbance could be a rainmaker for Central Florida Tropical disturbance could be a rainmaker for Central Florida

A trough of low pressure is producing widespread cloudiness showers and thunderstorms extending from the southeastern Bahamas northeast over the nearby Atlantic waters. This disturbance is expected to move slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic...

US church leaders charged with using homeless for 'forced labor' US church leaders charged with using homeless for 'forced labor'

IVM operates a nondenominational church in El Centro and is said to have some 30 church affiliates throughout the USA and Mexico, with locations in cities including Los Angeles , Las Vegas and Phoenix. The victims said they had any form of identif...

Tonga's Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva dies aged 78 Tonga's Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva dies aged 78

Pohiva, 78, had been admitted to the Medical Ward of the Vaiola Hospital two weeks ago and was being treated for pneumonia. New Zealand Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa shared her condolences on Twitter. Mr Pohiva was medically evacuate...

Indian universities out of top 300 in global rankings Indian universities out of top 300 in global rankings

The highly regarded data provider annually publishes a list of the top national and global universities based on academic and research excellence. The Times Higher Education global rankings, released today, compiled a list of 1396 universities fr...

Ardern under pressure as staffer accused of sexual assault quits Ardern under pressure as staffer accused of sexual assault quits

In a statement to RNZ, the man said he had made the hard decision to resign because of stress and to avoid being a distraction. "I have enjoyed my time working in Parliament, but today have made the very hard decision to resign because of the stres...

Australian couple detained in Iran named as travel bloggers Australian couple detained in Iran named as travel bloggers

Jolie King and Mark Firkin , who live in Perth, Western Australia, have been held for the past 10 weeks in Tehran's Evin prison, with Ms King recently completing a lengthy period in a tiny one-person cell. Flying a drone without a permit in Iran is...

Scientist create two northern white rhino embryos - potentially doubling their population Scientist create two northern white rhino embryos - potentially doubling their population

An worldwide consortium of scientists and conservationists announced Wednesday that they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino , a milestone in assisted reproduction that may be a pivotal turning point in th...

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of asylum crackdown Supreme Court allows full enforcement of asylum crackdown

A U.S. district judge had blocked the policy from going into effect nationwide - days after it was unveiled in July - but the Supreme Court chose to reverse the decision in a brief order late in the day. "The lives of thousands of families are at...

Approximately 2,500 people listed on Bahamas missing persons registry after Dorian Approximately 2,500 people listed on Bahamas missing persons registry after Dorian

Many more are in gymnasia and other temporary shelters. Smith said more than 5,000 people had evacuated to New Providence, where Nassau is located, but that they had seen a "significant reduction" in the number of people asking to be evacuated.

Trump marks 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence Trump marks 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence

Moments of silence were observed Wednesday at the exact minutes that the planes hit the two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as well as the crash in Pennsylvania. Americans will commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks W...

Congressional Democrats vow to prioritize gun legislation

On Tuesday, McConnell deferred to the president, telling reporters that he was waiting to see what proposals the White House would put forward before allowing votes on pending legislation. The red flag legislation that the committee voted on Tuesda...

Taliban warn suspended peace talks will only hurt US Taliban warn suspended peace talks will only hurt US

We would beat them very easily militarily if we wanted to by doing certain things and I'm not talking nuclear, ” Trump said. Trump tweeted Saturday that he canceled an until-then-clandestine weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban representa...

Attacks: Donald Trump Vows To Hit Taliban Harder Than Ever Attacks: Donald Trump Vows To Hit Taliban Harder Than Ever

Addressing a Pentagon ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the deadly 2001 terrorist attack that killed almost 3,000 people, Trump also warned terrorists of grave consequences if they ever carry attacks on America again. "The support and safe ...

Yujing Zhang: Woman who sparked alarm at Mar-a-Lago found guilty Yujing Zhang: Woman who sparked alarm at Mar-a-Lago found guilty

Prosecutors presented evidence that they believed would prove beyond a reasonable doubt to the jury that "anyone with common sense" would have known they were going to enter restricted property: photographs of signage that outline security details an...

Young man impersonates 81-year-old to board flight Young man impersonates 81-year-old to board flight

Riding through the airport in a wheelchair, Patel aroused suspicion at a second security check when he refused to get up saying he was too old. "Our screener asks if he would stand with support", Kishore continued. While it isn't known what has h...

OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid settlement OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid settlement

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the agreement included more money from the Sackler family , which had become a sticking point during the recent talks. "I can not speak to other states or divulge confidential negotiations, but CT has no...

Scottish court rules suspension of United Kingdom parliament 'unlawful' Scottish court rules suspension of United Kingdom parliament 'unlawful'

The court heard the prime minister was sent a note on 15 August asking if he wanted to prorogue parliament from mid-September. Parliament typically shuts down for a couple of weeks during the fall conference season but this prorogation was one of the...

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Addressing members of the creative industries at Somerset House, Labour's deputy leader will argue that parliament should focus on securing a fresh European Union referendum before giving approval to an early election. Answering his critics as he spo...

Remembering the 9/11 attacks, 18 years later Remembering the 9/11 attacks, 18 years later

Almost 3,000 people were killed that day and thousands more were injured. The last kiss. The last phone call. Vice-President Mike Pence is to speak at the third attack site, near Shanksville, Pa. Witness at Ground Zero, another exhibition available, ...

Federal election kicks off and Calgary candidates are itching to get started Federal election kicks off and Calgary candidates are itching to get started

In a statement, May says the campaign comes at a "pivotal point in history", adding that climate change is on the minds of many voters. The election campaign will span 40 days, with Canadians set to vote on October 21. Scheer is now off to Trois-Ri...

Florida teen steals money, hires hit men to kill parents Florida teen steals money, hires hit men to kill parents

Hatcher's parents reported the stolen card and the fraudulent transactions to the Umatilla Police Department on Sunday. A 17-year-old Florida teen has been arrested after a schoolmate alerted police that the teen paid another friend "a lot of mon...

Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Harare, kicking off funeral programme Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Harare, kicking off funeral programme

Mugabe, who died at 95 in a Singapore hospital on Friday, was a guerrilla leader who led the fight to end white-minority rule in what was then Rhodesia, and ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980 until he was deposed in 2017. During his 37-year...

U.S. marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Lexington residents took time Wednesday to honor victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Vice-President Mike Pence was scheduled to speak at the third crash site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack on the World Tra...

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