Thursday July 2-nd, 2020

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet - one of six live rounds fired by police. A Hong Kong police officer shot a teenage protester at close range as fierce clashes between authorities and pro-democracy activists broke...

Off-duty South Australian police officer investigated over video of wombat attack Off-duty South Australian police officer investigated over video of wombat attack

Johncock is seen picking up a large rock and viciously throws it at the wombat's head as both men laugh. "You killed him, bro", he said. After giving a thumbs-up to the camera, the first man strikes the marsupial at least three times before it fa...

Finns Accept Their President Becoming a Prop in the Trump Show Finns Accept Their President Becoming a Prop in the Trump Show

Finland's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, said Niinisto's "poker face held well". "It was obvious that Niinisto was going to be a bystander" given Trump was in the middle of the Ukraine scandal, which blew up into an impeachment inquiry in ...

Turkey says Syria Turkey says Syria "safe zone" efforts are not yielding results

Turkey plans to settle 2 million refugees in a 30-kilometer security zone east of the Euphrates in Syria. However, there are also some issues on which Turkey and the USA don't appear to agree when it comes to their joint operations in that region...

British PM Boris Johnson Leaves Downing Street Ahead of Commons Statement British PM Boris Johnson Leaves Downing Street Ahead of Commons Statement

The British government yesterday proposed an all-island regulatory zone in Ireland to cover all goods, replacing the so-called backstop arrangement, and was waiting for an official response from its European counterparts. Johnson says he wants a deal...

Trump Demands Whistleblower Identity Be Revealed Trump Demands Whistleblower Identity Be Revealed

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaking in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 26, 2019. The committee staffer then "shared some of what the officer conveyed" to Schiff, but did not share the identity. Schiff's com...

Hillary Clinton Hits Rudy Giuliani With a Heavy Dose of Sarcasm Hillary Clinton Hits Rudy Giuliani With a Heavy Dose of Sarcasm

Chelsea Clinton had a scathing rebuke for President Trump on Wednesday after he tweeted an attack on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry . She added: "Publicly, politically, run for president". Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton appear o...

Kangaroo killings: Australian charged with driving auto into 20 animals

Australian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly running down and killing 20 kangaroos with his auto. The kangaroos were believed to have been killed between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, police said . WIRES said the incident cam...

Facebook criticises ECJ ruling on taking down illegal content Facebook criticises ECJ ruling on taking down illegal content

Facebook can be ordered to police and remove illegal content worldwide, Europe's top court said on Thursday, in a landmark ruling that rights advocates say could allow authoritarian regimes to silence critics. "It is less about there being fewer ha...

European Union court rules that Internet users must actively consent to cookies European Union court rules that Internet users must actively consent to cookies

The decision stemmed from a case brought by the German Federation of Consumer Organizations, which challenged the German company Planet49's data practices. CURIA has now ruled that Planet49's interpretation of the law is wrong, and that a pre-ticked ...

Embassy of India, Riyadh celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Embassy of India, Riyadh celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Meanwhile, party workers of Congress were administered oath to adhere to the principles of Mahatma Gandhi for nation building. Mahatma Gandhi continues to inspire people across the world as a global anti-apartheid and freedom struggle icon with his...

Trump slams Democrats over impeachment inquiry Trump slams Democrats over impeachment inquiry

Following a whistleblower complaint last week, Democrats are looking into Trump's request to Zelensky during the July 25 phone call to investigate former vice-president Joe Biden , a leading contender in the Democratic race to run against Republic...

High Court rules NI abortion law breaches human rights

Passing her judgement on Thursday, Justice Siobhan Keegan said Ewart's testimony was "compelling". "Earlier this year Parliament legislated to reform abortion law and bring an end to the near total ban which has harmed many", Grainne Teggart, head ...

Runaway circus zebra shot dead on major motorway in Germany, police say Runaway circus zebra shot dead on major motorway in Germany, police say

The Rostock police also tweeted while the zebra was still at large on the highway to say: 'Warning: escaped zebra in the Tessin/Sanitz area is disrupting traffic'. While neither of the drivers were injured, one police officer was left with slight inj...

AtreNet CEO Tushar Atre Found Dead After Santa Cruz Kidnapping AtreNet CEO Tushar Atre Found Dead After Santa Cruz Kidnapping

A body discovered earlier this week has been identified as that of Tushar Atre , a 50-year-old California tech CEO who was the victim of a kidnapping, Santa Cruz authorities said. "It's pretty weird that a serious crime like this would happen arou...

SA Cop Under Investigation After Allegedly Killing Wombat In Brutal Video SA Cop Under Investigation After Allegedly Killing Wombat In Brutal Video

The wombat tries to escape but the man relentlessly pummels it with more rocks until he stops running. "First bloke to ever see killing a wombat on foot with a rock, mate". The disturbing video, posted on social media, is now the subject of a polic...

Iran to welcome Saudi Arabia's policy change Iran to welcome Saudi Arabia's policy change

According to Russia Today , Zarif stated: "We will receive Saudi Arabia with open arms if the Saudi authorities realise that they can not provide security by just buying arms, and handing over their sovereignty to others". Meanwhile, Zarif warne...

Slain man’s brother hugs Dallas cop after she gets 10 years Slain man’s brother hugs Dallas cop after she gets 10 years

Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt said he forgave Guyger and wished her the best because that's what his brother would have wanted. What happened inside the courtroom. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, a former trial judge, cal...

Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in South Africa summit Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in South Africa summit

Buhari's second day in South Africa will see him holding a "town hall" meeting with Nigerian expats, where he will get an opportunity to hear about the traumas that his people have lived in since the xenophobic violence broke out. NAN reports that ...

Climate change activists spray red paint at UK Treasury from fire engine Climate change activists spray red paint at UK Treasury from fire engine

They then erected a banner reading "Stop funding climate death". The slogan was also painted onto the walls of the building, the Evening Standard reported. "I come to the Treasury to challenge these practices and to demand radical change in them". ...

Boeing cut 737 Max safety system to save money: Engineer Boeing cut 737 Max safety system to save money: Engineer

It is unclear what, if any, assessment investigators have made of the complaint. The timeframe for returning the 737 MAX to service has been repeatedly pushed back since the plane was first grounded in mid-March following the second crash.

Feds ask U.S. judge to decide fate of Trump's tax returns Feds ask U.S. judge to decide fate of Trump's tax returns

The DOJ stops short of trying to convince the judge to toss the subpoena , issued to longtime Trump accountant Mazars USA LLP. The scope of that investigation is unclear. Trump sued to block Vance's office, arguing that a sitting president can n...

Whistleblower's attorney says Democrats didn't help write complaint Whistleblower's attorney says Democrats didn't help write complaint

And, testifying to Congress last week, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire said the whistleblower was "acting in good faith" and "followed the law". Trump then repeated that saying, "He knew long before and he helped write i...

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs as police call for curfew Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs as police call for curfew

The officer fired as the teen, Tsang Chi-kin, struck him with a metal rod. The government said Tsang's condition was stable after surgery. Li, 91, has been able to increase his wealth to become Hong Kong's wealthiest person partly because of tycoon...

The UK falls again in ranking of the world's most powerful passports The UK falls again in ranking of the world's most powerful passports

The ranking then dropped 45 places with Thailand ranking at 65th with a score of 77. South Korea rubs shoulders with Finland and Germany in second place, with citizens of all three countries able to access 188 jurisdictions around the world without...

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