Sunday April 5-th, 2020

Spanish politicians call Mexican president letter an 'offence' Spanish politicians call Mexican president letter an 'offence'

Spain said it "deeply regretted" that Lopez Obrador's March 1 letter was published, and said it's willing to work with Mexico . "Our closely related peoples have always known how to view our shared history without anger and from a shared perspe...

Month in jail for thug who struck Jeremy Corbyn with an egg Month in jail for thug who struck Jeremy Corbyn with an egg

He was arrested soon after the incident on 3 March. John Murphy, 31, of Barnet, pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 28 days in prison after smashing an egg over the Labour party leader's head at the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Par...

Man flies after strong winds lifts outdoor umbrella

Dubbed Turkey's first astronaut (or "AstroNOT"), market worker Sadik Kocadalli tried to secure the bar umbrella with the help of three friends, but was lifted off the ground for several feet as he clung to the stand. After I realized the umbrella w...

Boeing has launched fixes for its 737 Max plane Boeing has launched fixes for its 737 Max plane

A spokesman for the FAA said the agency had not reviewed or certified the software upgrade yet. He added his investigators were aiming to complete their review of the FAA's approval for Boeing's jets within 10 months. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democra...

Journalist Maria Ressa arrested again in Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa arrested again in Philippines

She was taken into custody after arriving at Manila's airport from a trip overseas. The Rappler board had paid bail only for the Anti-Dummy Law charge, because the Securities and Regulations Code charge was re-raffled to a special commercial co...

US Supreme Court Delays Patrick Murphy Execution Due To Religious Discrimination Claim US Supreme Court Delays Patrick Murphy Execution Due To Religious Discrimination Claim

Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch would have denied the stay. Texas officials argued to the court, citing security concerns, that only chaplains who had been extensively vetted by the prison system were allowed within the chamber.

Democrats still have many questions on Mueller report Democrats still have many questions on Mueller report

The Democratic chairman also said "the release of the full report and the underlying documents and evidence is urgently needed by our committees to perform their duties under the Constitution". The investigation began months before the FBI saw the do...

Automatic anti-stall system activated before Ethiopian Airlines crash Automatic anti-stall system activated before Ethiopian Airlines crash

The crash of Boeing's passenger jet in Ethiopia raised the chances that families of the victims, even non-US residents, will be able to sue in USA courts, where payouts are much larger than in other countries, some legal experts have said .

New Zealand allows 'intrusive' spy operations after Christchurch mosque shootings New Zealand allows 'intrusive' spy operations after Christchurch mosque shootings

Police had obtained a search warrant late Tuesday after receiving a tip off that a cache of firearms and air guns allegedly belonged to Dubrovskiy. "He did not attack police and why he is dead now I don't know, we don't have an explanation".

HRC Lauds House Bipartisan Vote Opposing Transgender Troop Ban HRC Lauds House Bipartisan Vote Opposing Transgender Troop Ban

Other lawsuits challenging the policy are making their way through the judicial system. Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), it also is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. In a statement, LGBTQ rights advocacy group Human Right...

Wild weather on the West Coast

Significant rainfall has already fallen in southern Westland, Fiordland and the headwaters of the south Canterbury and Otago lakes and rivers. Heavy flooding has caused a traffic bridge to twist and snap in New Zealand's South Island. The Transp...

Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17 Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Laying a wreath at a memorial in Canberra for the victims, Blok said: "The Netherlands and Australia stand side-by-side in grief and their resolve". Earlier this month the Netherlands and Australia had a first meeting with Russian Federation about ...

Donald Trump WARNING: US president threatens to CLOSE 3,000-mile Mexico border Donald Trump WARNING: US president threatens to CLOSE 3,000-mile Mexico border

Referring to both networks as "so horribly fake" and "fake news", Trump said CNN and MSNBC had seen their ratings fall and welcomed the development. "I just emphasize that migration flows of Mexicans to the United States are very low , a lot l...

Saudi Arabia provisionally releases 3 detainees accused of undermining national security Saudi Arabia provisionally releases 3 detainees accused of undermining national security

However, Saudi Arabia's human rights lawyers have either been detained or live in self-imposed exile overseas, leaving families with few independent options. They had also advocated for domestic abuse survivors. Concerned for their safety, the wome...

Teen who pushed friend off bridge sentenced to two days in prison Teen who pushed friend off bridge sentenced to two days in prison

The Columbian reports Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman sentenced 19-year-old Tay'lor Smith Wednesday. Smith had pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment earlier this month and in exchange prosecutors had recommended no jail tim...

Yemen's civil war enters fifth year Yemen's civil war enters fifth year

Saudi Arabia & its allies rejected Iran's peace plan for Yemen in April 2015-claiming that victory was at hand within THREE WEEKS. A peace deal reached in Stockholm in December a year ago between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels in the Red S...

Pope kept pulling away hand 'for fear of spreading germs' Pope kept pulling away hand 'for fear of spreading germs'

In response, Pope Francis on Thursday sought to defend the move as being in the best interest of public health. Pope Francis tries to stop people kissing his ring because he fears it could spread germs, the Vatican said Thursday in response t...

Purdue Pharma lawsuit: Opioid maker settles with state of Oklahoma Purdue Pharma lawsuit: Opioid maker settles with state of Oklahoma

The package also includes $20 million in medicine for addiction treatment. "Former DEA and FDA officials should not be allowed to take money from companies they regulated". Geoff Mulvihill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, contributed to this item. He adde...

Man holds two winning entries in the $70m Oz Lotto prize Man holds two winning entries in the $70m Oz Lotto prize

The man bought two separate entries at two different lottery outlets: one in Footscray, the other in St Albans. "I'm thinking about to retire", quoted by the "Guardian". The two winning tickets had the same numbers. She urged Oz Lotto players to ch...

Our focus on Brexit has not changed, says Coveney Our focus on Brexit has not changed, says Coveney

In a statement issued this evening, Ms Foster said that "the backstop if operational has the potential to create an internal trade border within the United Kingdom and would cut us off from our main internal market, being Great Britain". "A change of...

Washington's Secret Nuclear Deal With Saudi Arabia Washington's Secret Nuclear Deal With Saudi Arabia

Riyadh will announce the companies that will build Saudi Arabia's first nuclear reactors later this year. Perry's approvals, known as Part 810 authorisations, allow companies to do preliminary work on nuclear power ahead of any deal but not ship eq...

Prince William travelling to New Zealand to visit Christchurch attack survivors Prince William travelling to New Zealand to visit Christchurch attack survivors

Although the Palace have only said "late April", the royal could choose to fly around the 23 April to coincide with Anzac day which takes place on 25 April. But she said she was mindful that the trauma of New Zealand's worst mass shooting would last ...

Thai electoral body says pro-military party won popular vote Thai electoral body says pro-military party won popular vote

Pheu Thai said on Wednesday it formed a seven-party coalition that unofficially would have 255 seats in the 500-member lower house, a claim rejected by the military's proxies. The Election Commission is also investigating complaints that could res...

Valley children removed from home over fever Valley children removed from home over fever

When the father refused to let officers into his home, the police came back with a warrant and forced their way in, according to the Republic. When the doctor learned the boy hadn't been taken to the ER, she notified the Arizona Department of Chil...

MPs reject all alternative Brexit options MPs reject all alternative Brexit options

Is there support for one option? The offer came just hours before the House of Commons took part in an unprecedented series of votes meant to seek an alternative plan - but which, in the end, only highlighted the divisions among MPs. They are a...