Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wine Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wine

It is a particularly popular drink during the holidays and some got sick while drinking bottles donated to Christmas parties, the Department of Health said. That was little consolation to the victims' families with the tragedy taking place during the...

U.S. moved to freeze Ukraine aid 91 minutes after Trump phone call

The aid was eventually released in September, after the White House learned of a whistleblower complaint detailing Trump's efforts to pressure Zelensky into investigating his political rivals and the subsequent cover-up of the call. He said, "It'...

Iraqi Parliament approves new electoral law while deadlock persists Iraqi Parliament approves new electoral law while deadlock persists

For Iraqis protesting since October 1, the system installed by the United States after it led a military coalition to overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 has become dominated by Iran and is beyond reform. All politicians with loyalties to Ira...

France launches drone attack against terrorists in Mali France launches drone attack against terrorists in Mali

Protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's attempts to reform state pensions into a single scheme are in their 19th day with riot police deployed in Paris as tensions continue to flare. "This is frightful. These three weeks have been h...

Dozens killed in 'barbaric' militant attack in Burkina Faso Dozens killed in 'barbaric' militant attack in Burkina Faso

AFP reported among the civilian victims, 31 of them were women, citing the country's Communications minister and government spokesman Remis Dandjinou. Seven members of the security forces who responded also were killed. Frequent attacks in the coun...

Pope Francis leads Xmas celebrations with midnight mass Pope Francis leads Xmas celebrations with midnight mass

He singled out parts of Africa where Christians have been killed. An attack on Christmas Eve in Burkina Faso left 35 people dead , majority women. Francis, who has been scorned by populist politicians because of his defence of refugees and migra...

Venice faces new exceptional flooding, but below peak Venice faces new exceptional flooding, but below peak

Bonacini said people's understanding of the situation on the ground was far from reality. November's flooding is estimated to have caused around 1 billion euros' worth of damage, and severely affected its tourism industry. He also talked about the ...

‘Merry Christmas’ bank robber throws cash at passers-by ‘Merry Christmas’ bank robber throws cash at passers-by

Jim Jeffcoat would not confirm that money was thrown into the air or that Oliver said "Merry Christmas", The Denver Post reported Tuesday. "He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, 'Merry Christmas!'" Police found the suspect sit...

Last solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow Last solar eclipse of 2019 tomorrow

A solar eclipse or Surya Grahan occurs when the moon will obstruct the way between the sun and the earth. According to Forbes , during an annular eclipse, the Moon doesn't cover the Sun completely and a ring shape (or annulus) is visible aro...

House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Hes very smart guy, a very good guy, a very fair guy. "She hates all of the people that voted for me and the Republican Party", Trump charged on Christmas Eve. That call is at the centre of the allegations against Mr Trump - charges he denies. There ...

Trump Admits He ‘Never Understood Wind,’ Attacks Windmills Anyway Trump Admits He ‘Never Understood Wind,’ Attacks Windmills Anyway

He argued that the process of manufacturing windmills in some parts of the world like Germany and China creates air pollution and " fumes spewing into the air". It's not the first time the President's had a go at windmills. 'They want huge subsi...

Mike Bloomberg's campaign used PRISONERS earning just $20 a month Mike Bloomberg's campaign used PRISONERS earning just $20 a month

The Intercept reported that people incarcerated at a minimum security women's prison, the Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center , made calls to California on behalf of the campaign. John Scallan, ProCom's co-founder, said he pays $7.25 per hour to t...

State media: Syrian air defense intercepts missiles from Israel State media: Syrian air defense intercepts missiles from Israel

The Syrian army's air defence system intercepted missiles coming from the direction of Israel that were aimed at targets on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, state media said on Sunday, Reuters reports. The Israeli attacks "will not pass witho...

A mother and her newborn daughter vanished. Only the baby survived A mother and her newborn daughter vanished. Only the baby survived

After wondering what would "drive" someone to that point, she said she was praying for both families as she saw it as a "double tragedy". The suspect remained jailed Tuesday on $600,000 bond. More charges may be filed as the investigation progresse...

Forced prison labour allegations 'fabricated', Tesco's China printer says Forced prison labour allegations 'fabricated', Tesco's China printer says

The author of the Sunday Times article, Peter Humphrey , stood by his story, saying in an interview with Bloomberg that "it was to be expected that they would lie". "We would never allow prison labour in our supply chain", she said. A young gi...

The chance of a white Christmas in Kamloops is slim to none The chance of a white Christmas in Kamloops is slim to none

Most of the state will have overcast skies for the week, though some eastern areas may have some partly sunny skies, he said. We start Monday with some early morning fog especially over the remaining snowfield across southern IL. The last time th...

Texas Teen Confesses to Killing Pregnant Sister Texas Teen Confesses to Killing Pregnant Sister

A 19-year-old in Texas has been charged with capital murder after allegedly confessing to killing his pregnant sister, writing a fake suicide note in her name and leaving her body in an alley, authorities said Monday. After killing her, he put her ...

Google Posts Happy Holidays 2019! Doodles For The Week Google Posts Happy Holidays 2019! Doodles For The Week

I hope that your holidays are filled with big smiles and big celebrations - but hopefully not big credit card bills! Be it a white Christmas up North or a rather warm down here, it's a time to connect with family and friends across the globe.

How to watch Thursday's solar eclipse in a safe manner How to watch Thursday's solar eclipse in a safe manner

A partial eclipse will also be seen from northwestern Australia and northeastern Africa, as well as parts of Turkey and Russian Federation. During the maximum annular phase along the center line within the Sri Lanka mainland, the moon will cover appr...

Tesco Withdraws Cards After Girl Finds Message About Alleged Forced Labour

A six-year-old girl was left horrified when she found a plea for help written inside a charity Christmas card . "About on my sixth or eighth card, somebody had already written in it", Florence told reporters. He added that he hoped Humphrey would st...

India will spend ₹8,500 crore for updating the national population register India will spend ₹8,500 crore for updating the national population register

The Union Cabinet announced Census 2021 and National Population Register on Tuesday, even as it continued to face criticism about its proposed National Register of Citizens. The data that will be collected for updating the NPR include date and plac...

HSBC moves to ease tension after HK arrests linked to account HSBC moves to ease tension after HK arrests linked to account

Hundreds of Hong Kong anti-government activists gathered outside a detention center on Friday, demanding the release of arrested activists and denouncing a police crackdown on a fund-raising platform supporting protesters in need. On Saturday after...

Falling crane capsizes barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel in Galapagos

According to the Galapagos Conservancy , a United States nonprofit dedicated to preserving the islands and their many unique species, the archipelago is home to "to some of the highest levels of endemism (species found nowhere else on earth) anywhere...

Israel PM Light First Candle of Hanukkah Menorah at Western Wall Israel PM Light First Candle of Hanukkah Menorah at Western Wall

Most years, it falls solidly in December in the secular calendar, but Hanukkah's week-plus occasionally begins in late November and, in rare years, can spill over into early January. US President Donald Trump additionally despatched throughout Hanu...

Modi tells India's Muslims 'don't worry' as protests continue Modi tells India's Muslims 'don't worry' as protests continue

It law allows Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities who are in India illegally to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted due to their religion in Muslim-majority Bangladesh , Pakistan and Afghanistan . The passing of ...

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