Sunday July 12-th, 2020

'Where it Begins': Young Hungry Locusts Bulk up in Somalia 'Where it Begins': Young Hungry Locusts Bulk up in Somalia

So far just under $20 million is in hand, including $10 million released by Lowcock from the United Nations emergency relief fund and $3.8 million from FAO , officials said. "We're expecting any day they will move across the border into the southe...

John Bercow slapped down by Commons authorities over ex-Speaker’s autobiography John Bercow slapped down by Commons authorities over ex-Speaker’s autobiography

The former Speaker is now facing fresh allegations of bullying by the former clerk of the House, Lord Lisvane, and the former black rod - the senior official in the House of Lords - Lieutenant General David Leakey. He responded: "Total and utter rubb...

Trump renews pledge to bring back U.S. troops from Afghanistan Trump renews pledge to bring back U.S. troops from Afghanistan

On Iran, Trump highlighted his pressure campaign against the clerical regime and boasted of the controversial strike he ordered last month that killed Iran's best-known general, Qassem Soleimani . He further said he "loudly pledged a new approach" a...

Ireland votes: Irish election day in pictures Ireland votes: Irish election day in pictures

Michael D Higgins was accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins to vote at a polling station in St Mary's Hospital in Dublin. "So, I'm looking forward to see something positive". Mr. Murphy apologized on Wednesday for comments made 13 years ago after P...

Social Media: Should Pompeo be Posting Simpsons Meme on Trump-Pelosi? Social Media: Should Pompeo be Posting Simpsons Meme on Trump-Pelosi?

In the American political satire, Lisa tears up an essay she wrote for a national children's competition after she sees a corrupt congressman accepting a bribe from a logging industry lobbyist, shattering the starry-eyed view of Washington and Americ...

Manchester Arena attack brother 'foiled in bid to buy bomb acid' Manchester Arena attack brother 'foiled in bid to buy bomb acid'

He denies any involvement in the attack, including charges of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. But jurors were told he was present when the bomber discussed "jihad" with a schoolboy. A piece of metal retrieved from the...

Early voting for March 17 primary underway in Grundy County

If a California lawmaker has his way, registered voters in the state will be required to participate in every election. In the PPP, election officials say voters choose the presidential candidate they wish to represent their party in the General ...

Coronavirus: South Korea confirms new case, man infected in Singapore Coronavirus: South Korea confirms new case, man infected in Singapore

It's unclear where she became infected, but the possibility hasn't been ruled out that she contracted the virus in Thailand. A South Korean woman who recently visited Thailand was confirmed today (Feb 4) as having the deadly new virus sweeping Chin...

At Least 138 Sent From US to El Salvador Were Killed At Least 138 Sent From US to El Salvador Were Killed

HRW found another 70 instances of deportees being sexually assaulted or tortured. El Salvador has one of the highest rates of homicide and sexual violence in the world. "We can say that deporting people to these areas is very hard and risky", S...

Republican senators request Hunter Biden travel documents for probe Republican senators request Hunter Biden travel documents for probe

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talks to media after the closing arguments of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington on February 3, 2020. House Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry after news broke about a July 25 phon...

U.K. Reconsiders Plan to Fly Flags on Prince Andrew's Birthday U.K. Reconsiders Plan to Fly Flags on Prince Andrew's Birthday

At a NY press conference with Seiger, Bloom said the "parallels between the two cases are eerie" and involved "everyday teenagers" who were "victimised". Seiger said the lawyers were not calling for a "straight swap", adding, "but at the heart of ext...

Merkel's party accused of breaking taboo by supporting far right Merkel's party accused of breaking taboo by supporting far right

The newly elected premier of the German state of Thuringia called for the dissolution of the state assembly on Thursday after Chancellor Angela Merkel said his election with support from her party and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)...

Principal sorry for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved death Principal sorry for suggesting Kobe Bryant deserved death

Camas High School Principal Liza Sejkora made the remarks in a since-deleted post on January 26 - when Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others perished when the Lakers legend's chopper went down in Calabasas, California. "I will update you wi...

World Health Organization asks for $1 billion in donations to fight coronavirus World Health Organization asks for $1 billion in donations to fight coronavirus

This call was issued at about the same time when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made a commitment of $100 million to support the response to the disease. While the country is responding swiftly to tackle health emergencies, there are a few key...

'Bag full of drugs' leads to drug traffickers arrest: FHP 'Bag full of drugs' leads to drug traffickers arrest: FHP

They were found with about 75 grams of methamphetamine, 1.36 kilograms of GHB (a drug associated with date rapes), 1 gram of cocaine, 3.6 grams of fentanyl, and 15 MDMA tablets. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office assisted the traffic stop, later ...

17-year-old disabled boy dies while father is quarantined 17-year-old disabled boy dies while father is quarantined

Local officials reportedly came to the family's home, but the 17-year-old was only fed twice over a six-day period, The Guardian reported . He even asked for help to take care of his son through a social media post titled as "an appeal for help from...

Streatham attack: Sudesh Amman was not marked 'man-to-man' Streatham attack: Sudesh Amman was not marked 'man-to-man'

In an article for the Evening Standard on Wednesday, Basu revealed that he was " supportive " of United Kingdom government plans to introduce emergency laws on February 27 that will prevent existing convicted terrorists from being automatically rel...

UoB students on year overseas recalled from China following Coronavirus outbreak UoB students on year overseas recalled from China following Coronavirus outbreak

The virus has killed more than 360 people, and all but one have been in China. Chinese students enrolled in university in Australia have been left out of pocket or put in detention after a travel ban they say is racially targeting them.

Inviting rival to speech, Trump vows to 'smash' Venezuela's Maduro Inviting rival to speech, Trump vows to 'smash' Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "smash" the rule of Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro as he welcomed his rival to his annual address before Congress. USA officials have called Maduro a "dictator", and hit the state-run Venezuelan...

David Cameron's bodyguard 'left gun in plane toilet' David Cameron's bodyguard 'left gun in plane toilet'

The gun was "just resting on the side by the sink" in the toilet, one passenger told the United Kingdom paper, saying the man who found it was "stunned by what he saw" on the London-bound jet. The officer from the Royalty and Specialist Protection un...

Iraqi govt tells military to ‘minimize United States reliance’ Iraqi govt tells military to ‘minimize United States reliance’

Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said that commander Qassem Soleimani , who was killed at Baghdad airport by a USA drone strike, was carrying a message setting out Iran's position on possible rapprochement with Saudi Arabia , the news agency reported.

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China's Growing Reach Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China's Growing Reach

Pompeo rounded off the Kazakhstan visit by meeting with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and his long-reigning predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev . "In 2019, we provided almost $ 100 million to strengthen the rule of law, education, English lessons, ...

Canadian evacuation flight won't leave for Wuhan until Thurs. night Canadian evacuation flight won't leave for Wuhan until Thurs. night

He says the government has already "got an option" for a second plane. "So everything is delayed by a day". "We're hoping to have these families back on Friday". China is allowing only foreign nationals from all countries to board repatriation fl...

Romania's centrist government collapses after no-confidence vote Romania's centrist government collapses after no-confidence vote

Orban's government fell just months after the dismissal of the Social Democrat-led coalition government of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, which was toppled in a no-confidence vote in October after losing its parliamentary majority in the summer of 2...

Erdogan says Syrian forces must pull back from Idlib posts Erdogan says Syrian forces must pull back from Idlib posts

Erdogan said the clashes amounted to a "new era" in Syria, and that any further attacks would be "responded to in kind". Speaking with reporters in NY, the United Nations chief expressed his apprehension about clashes Monday that saw eight Turkish ...

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