Tuesday February 25-th, 2020

Sri Lanka election : former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election : former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins

Rajapaksa also said he would follow a non-aligned foreign policy and requested foreign powers to respect the unitary status and sovereignty of Sri Lanka. "I promise to perform my duties in a fair manner". Turnout in Saturday's vote was 83.7 per cen...

Pelosi slams GOP counterpoints ahead of three-day impeachment hearing marathon Pelosi slams GOP counterpoints ahead of three-day impeachment hearing marathon

In the latest development, state department official David Holmes told investigators in closed door testimony on Saturday that he had overheard a USA diplomat telling Mr Trump that Ukraine would carry out investigations the president had asked for....

Week 2 Of The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begins Week 2 Of The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Begins

Trump responded this morning, writing: "I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!" The addition of Holmes means nine individuals will testify publicly as witnesses in the House impeachment probe this we...

Dead In Shooting At Walmart In US Dead In Shooting At Walmart In US

It was not yet clear how many were injured. A dispatcher for local police told USA Today that officers were on the scene of an "incident" at the store in the city of Duncan. Multiple people were fatally shot at a Walmart in Oklahoma, according to...

Oklahoma Walmart shooting leaves multiple dead, schools on lockdown

Police chief Danny Ford later said two men and a woman were fatally shot. Officials at the Walmart store told KOCO 5 that the shooting happened in the parking lot. Nearby schools were placed on lockdown as authorities investigated the fatal shootin...

Trump impeachment inquiry: witnesses line up for first public hearings Trump impeachment inquiry: witnesses line up for first public hearings

During a phone call with Ukraine's president, Trump reportedly pressured Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; earlier that week, Trump admitted that he had brought up Bi...

China calls on USA to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea China calls on USA to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea

Despite exchanging diplomatic jabs, Esper held a short meeting with his Chinese counterpart, General Wei Fenghe , over the weekend. It also came a day after Esper publicly accused Beijing of "increasingly resorting to coercion and intimidation to ...

Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In College Lab Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Arrested For Allegedly Making Meth In College Lab

However, the investigation coincided with a science lab at the uni being forced to close early last month over reports of an "undetermined chemical odor", officials told the TV station. "The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority...

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank in war crimes cases

The second pardon was granted to Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, who faced court-martial after admitting - on national television, no less - to killing a freed Afghan prisoner, even though he acknowledged the man was unarmed at the time. "Using this utte...

China carrier on way to South China Sea after Taiwan passage China carrier on way to South China Sea after Taiwan passage

The still unnamed aircraft carrier - the first entirely domestically built by China - and accompanying vessels were spotted sailing southbound through the strait, a heavily trafficked strategic waterway separating China from the island of 23 millio...

ICC authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse ICC authorises probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Pre-trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court has authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged crimes within the ICC's jurisdiction committed against the Rohingya people from Myanmar. However, the accusatio...

Russian Federation set to return seized Ukrainian ships Russian Federation set to return seized Ukrainian ships

According to reports, the handover is expected to take place at sea about 60 miles off the Ukrainian port city of Odessa. Russian Federation and Ukraine swapped dozens of prisoners on Saturday (7 September) in a carefully-negotiated rapprochement t...

Gas pipeline blast kills seven in Bangladesh, South Asia News & Top Stories Gas pipeline blast kills seven in Bangladesh, South Asia News & Top Stories

The gas pipeline blew up in front of a five-storey building, blowing walls off the building, sending ruble and bricks flying hitting and burying people. The building's gas riser is next to its boundary wall where the explosion occurred. Faulty gas ...

Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases

Looking on are Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, and Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defence, Space & Security. "We know we got to re-accumulate that trust", Deal mentioned. In questioning sooner than USA senators ...

Sondland kept Trump administration officials briefed on Ukraine dealings

The exchange took place after a meeting between Pence and Zelensky in Warsaw during which Morrison saw Sondland speaking to a top Zelensky aide. Sondland's testimony says that he knew of no arrangement tying U.S. "The president had every right, as ...

California shooting at NFL-watch party leaves 4 dead, 6 wounded California shooting at NFL-watch party leaves 4 dead, 6 wounded

KSEE24, an NBC-affiliate station in Fresno, is reporting that police received reports of a shooting around 6 p.m. near Peach and Olive avenues and then reports of shooting victims when officers were en route. No one has been arrested. The victims w...

Hong Kong protesters fire arrows from campus fortress Hong Kong protesters fire arrows from campus fortress

Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Police created a cordon around the university to prevent the anti-government protesters from escaping as they moved in.

NY Times: Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk NY Times: Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk

Under the policy, hundreds of thousands of people were stopped and searched by police without warrants, with the city's black and Latino population disproportionately targeted and the vast majority released without arrest. Stop-and-frisk gave police ...

Staffer who overheard Trump call with Sondland testifies in closed hearing Staffer who overheard Trump call with Sondland testifies in closed hearing

Trump allegedly asked Sondland, according to the account of the call in David Holmes' opening statement, which was obtained by CNN . "Taylor started his aide advised him that Trump might be heard inquiring about" the investigations", and Sondlan...

Iraq Protesters Block Roads Amid Strike Call Iraq Protesters Block Roads Amid Strike Call

Security forces erected the barrier to keep the demonstrations from crossing a bridge that leads to the fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani said authorities must respond quickly t...

Sean Patrick Maloney: Trump solicited a 'bribe' from Ukraine Sean Patrick Maloney: Trump solicited a 'bribe' from Ukraine

Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in the second public impeachment hearing . "7 hours that Congress could've spent working for you-on drug price le...

Iran leader Khamenei backs gasoline price hike that led to deadly unrest Iran leader Khamenei backs gasoline price hike that led to deadly unrest

The report quoted Khamenei as saying that those violent protesters were supported by counterrevolutionaries and Iran's enemies overseas. In a speech aired on state television, Khamenei said "some lost their lives and some centers were damaged".

Nancy Pelosi: Trump will have 'every opportunity to present his case'

In the CBS interview, taped on Friday, the House speaker called Trump an "imposter" whose insecurity drove his real-time Twitter attack on former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as she testified in the impeachment inquiry. "The president...

Adam Schiff brands Trump a 'charlatan' during fiery speech in California Adam Schiff brands Trump a 'charlatan' during fiery speech in California

The White House has pushed back against House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who claimed that a tweet President Donald Trump posted on November 15 constituted witness intimidation. " Adam Schiff stopped the Democratic questionin...

Quadruple Amputee Wrestled To Ground By Arizona Deputy

The deputy then approached the second teen, a 16-year-old boy, and told him to "shut the hell up" before both juveniles were arrested on disorderly conduct charges, according to KOLD , which obtained the footage Thursday. James Allerton, a Pima Co...

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