Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange pardon'

The 48-year-old will begin his legal challenge against extradition to the United States to faces charges including 17 counts of spying and one of conspiring to commit computer intrusion. Assange could face up to 175 years in prison if found guilty ...

Human brain destined for Kenosha found on Canadian mail truck in MI Human brain destined for Kenosha found on Canadian mail truck in MI

During the inspection, officers came across a shipment manifested as an "Antique Teaching Specimen", according to CBP. Somebody tried to ship an undocumented brain from Canada into the U.S., but the organ was intercepted by MI border agents before ...

South Korean 'cult' is struck by coronavirus, with 38 members infected South Korean 'cult' is struck by coronavirus, with 38 members infected

The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking images outside China of an outbreak that worldwide authorities are trying to prevent from spreading into a global pandemic. Hundreds have ...

North Korea's Kim back in public amid virus outbreak North Korea's Kim back in public amid virus outbreak

Kim Jong-un paid tribute to the statue of former leader Kim at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, his first public appearance since he attended Lunar New Year celebrations on January 25, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Muslim worshipper stabbed in neck at central London mosque Muslim worshipper stabbed in neck at central London mosque

He was taken to hospital by paramedics where his condition has been assessed as non-life threatening, the Met said. Images apparently from the scene posted on Twitter show police holding down a man wearing a red jumpsuit on the mosque floor.

New migrant worker rules will focus on 'brightest and best' New migrant worker rules will focus on 'brightest and best'

Under the new system, those who apply for a permanent visa will have to demonstrate their professional skills and good command of English language. But Ms Patel said the reforms would give Britain "full control over who comes to this country for th...

Don't shoot the messenger, more snow promised for Tuesday Don't shoot the messenger, more snow promised for Tuesday

Overnight, the low is -19 C with a wind chill of -23. There's a 40 per cent chance of flurries for the morning and early afternoon when winds become light. Thursday night is clear with a low of -17 C. Saturday .sunny. High plus 2 (36). The UV i...

Melbourne train derailment: Two dead after train comes off tracks Melbourne train derailment: Two dead after train comes off tracks

At least three rescue-service helicopters have been deployed to the scene which the Country Fire Authority described as " very chaotic at this stage ". One person was airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. The Australian Safety Transport Bureau to...

Married, off-duty officers thwart armed robbery attempt during dinner date Married, off-duty officers thwart armed robbery attempt during dinner date

Elizabethtown cops Chase and Nicole McKeown, who tied the knot about six months ago, were enjoying a meal at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Louisville about 10 p.m. Authorities determined the gun Carter was stolen from Jeffersontown police, the re...

Turkey acquits defendants in controversial 2013 Gezi Park protest trial Turkey acquits defendants in controversial 2013 Gezi Park protest trial

We've seen Turkey's justice system turned into an absurd, cruel theater", Human Rights Watch Turkey director Emma Sinclair-Webb told Reuters. During a 24-hour detention period, Kavala was expected to be sent to the prosecutor's office at the main c...

Everything Sen. Elizabeth Warren Said at the Las Vegas Democratic Debate Everything Sen. Elizabeth Warren Said at the Las Vegas Democratic Debate

With two days to go before the presidential caucuses in Nevada and contests looming in 14 states on Super Tuesday on March 3, including California, Utah and Colorado, the candidates will scatter across those four states for rallies and get-out-the ...

Korea reports 1st death from virus, cases soar to 104

South Korea's fight against the coronavirus outbreak has entered a new phase of local transmission, with Daegu becoming a hot bed of COVID-19 infections with almost 40 new cases reported in the southern city in just two days. "All service members w...

Parthenon marbles ‘not up for discussion’ during European Union trade talks - Government Parthenon marbles ‘not up for discussion’ during European Union trade talks - Government

A British government spokesperson said the UK's stance on the marbles, which are around half of a 160-metre frieze that adorned the fifth century BC Parthenon temple, were still "the legal responsibility of the British Museum ". On his first speec...

'Utterly incompetent': Trump names Grenell top intelligence chief 'Utterly incompetent': Trump names Grenell top intelligence chief

By making Richard Grenell acting director of national intelligence (DNI), rather than nominating him for the permanent position, Trump would sidestep the need for Senate confirmation, a loophole the president has increasingly exploited as he has ...

Guterres closely following talks between US, Taliban: UN spokesman Guterres closely following talks between US, Taliban: UN spokesman

The agreement will create a political mechanism in which the U.S. military will withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange to the Taliban promise that the group will not harbour any terrorist organisation which aims to attack the West. The talks, however,...

World Health Organization urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000 World Health Organization urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

The number of designated hospitals in Wuhan , reserved to treat COVID-19 patients, especially those with severe symptoms, has risen to 45, with a capacity of 19,161 beds. As of Tuesday, only 1,000 people were left onboard the ship, while another 5...

Michael Bloomberg to sell his company if elected United States president Michael Bloomberg to sell his company if elected United States president

They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence. Bloomberg's Toldeo campaign office, scheduled to open Thursday evening, is one of a dozen he plans for OH, a bellwether, battleground state where he's also hired ...

Trump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit Trump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit

Briefing media this afternoon, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, the US President will be accompanied by a high-level delegation during his visit. There is no clarity on number of people but everyone unanimously agrees that the figure ...

A pigeon and a puppy become best friends at a rescue shelter A pigeon and a puppy become best friends at a rescue shelter

Lundy arrived at the foundation two months back, after his SC breeder sent him to Sue Rogers, the founder of the nonprofit organization. Herman, who has been living at the shelter for over a year, was likely left flightless due to the West Nile vir...

Japan draws criticism on how it handled coronavirus outbreak on ship Japan draws criticism on how it handled coronavirus outbreak on ship

In a Twitter post, Kentaro Iwata, a professor at Kobe University Hospital, offered "a heartfelt apology" to those troubled by the videos, whose recordings in Japanese and English had garnered over 1.5 million and 300,000 views, respectively.

Symphony musician plays violin during surgery to remove brain tumour Symphony musician plays violin during surgery to remove brain tumour

Doctors then woke her in mid-procedure so she could play to "ensure the surgeons did not damage any crucial areas of the brain that controlled Dagmar's delicate hand movements", the hospital said in a statement. According to a King's College Hos...

Lawyer: Assange was offered U.S. pardon if he cleared Russian Federation Lawyer: Assange was offered U.S. pardon if he cleared Russian Federation

Assange is now facing an extradition hearing in London, on whether Assange will be extradited to the United States where he faces 18 charges , 17 of which are for espionage, and cover his publication of classified materials in 2010 with the help of ...

Several dead in shooting in German city of Hanau Several dead in shooting in German city of Hanau

Another shooting was reported at a second site, where at least five people were very seriously injured . Regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk reported, without citing sources, that an attack took place in a hookah lounge in the centre o...

Desert locusts spread to South Sudan Desert locusts spread to South Sudan

Young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region ...

EU Tells UK: No Canada Trade Deal, But We’ll Have Your Fish EU Tells UK: No Canada Trade Deal, But We’ll Have Your Fish

Mr Khan was due to meet Mr Barnier for talks as well as David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament. The remarks came in response to British Brexit negotiator David Frost's speech on Monday night where he said that the United Kingdo...

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