Wednesday February 26-th, 2020

Female journalist shot dead in Afghan capital Female journalist shot dead in Afghan capital

Two men on a motorcycle approached Mena Mangal on Saturday morning while she was waiting for a auto on her way to work, witnesses told U.S. broadcaster RFE/RL. Police have initiated an investigation in the matter. The killing came during heightened...

Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. The papal document assures that whistleblowers within the church will not face retaliation, but stops short of requiring them to report alleged abuse to polic...

Pentagon Shifts $1.5B In Funds To Border Wall Project Pentagon Shifts $1.5B In Funds To Border Wall Project

In all, the Pentagon is expected to shift about $6.1 billion to help build a border wall , including about $3.6 billion from military construction projects, some of which will be delayed. "It took less money to meet the policy commitment than we tho...

Woman breaks into house, pets dog, does dishes Woman breaks into house, pets dog, does dishes

Deputies said they received a call about a burglary Monday morning in Vinton County. The victim said she entered through the back door, sat down on the couch and began to pet the family dog. When Ewing was questioned by authorities, she gave them a...

Shorten slams article over his mum's story Shorten slams article over his mum's story

One woman told Mr Shorten him she was sorry to hear about his mother. "It was actually a bit dispiriting (for her)", he said. Mr Shorten described the editorial as "bloody lazy". "She was her brilliant self and won the Supreme Court prize". The...

North Korea Fired Two Missiles, Says South Korea's Military North Korea Fired Two Missiles, Says South Korea's Military

The Wise Honest, North Korea's second largest cargo ship, was detained in April past year as it travelled toward Indonesia. The 177m Wise Honest was used for coal transports to ports overseas, according to the Justice Department complaint, genera...

Ousted Istanbul mayor to stand in election re-run -main opposition Ousted Istanbul mayor to stand in election re-run -main opposition

Millions of Turkish voters cast their votes nationwide on March 31 in local elections to choose mayors, city council members, and other officials for the next five years. This blatantly anti-democratic move - let's have votes until the government get...

EU's Tusk announces May 28 summit on assigning top jobs EU's Tusk announces May 28 summit on assigning top jobs

Donald Tusk mentioned Helmuth Duckadam in the speech he held in January in Bucharest , at the ceremony marking the start of the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. The referendum will be held on the same day as the EU-wide Eur...

Thailand's opposition wins most seats, but won't get to choose country's leader Thailand's opposition wins most seats, but won't get to choose country's leader

After the poll agency chose to award one party-list seat to 12 small parties, the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is now moving at full speed to form a rival coalition, and key factions within the party have already begun to discuss the allocation of ...

USA moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran USA moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

The US bomber strike force ordered to the Middle East by the White House to counter threats from Iran has started to arrive at America's main air base in the region. An Iranian Revolutionary Guard boat is seen near the USA aircraft carrier USS George...

Watch bus driver grab student stepping into car's path

Surveillance footage from the bus shows Matthew hovering by the bus exit while it is still moving before attempting a hasty exit. She grabs a student as he's leaving the bus, and pulls him back just in time as a auto zooms past the bus. Ms Call manag...

Juan Guaidó says he would 'probably accept' United States military intervention in Venezuela Juan Guaidó says he would 'probably accept' United States military intervention in Venezuela

The Venezuelan Court with jurisdiction in terrorism cases on Friday ordered the arrest of deputy of the National Assembly in contempt, Edgar Zambrano, for flagrant participation in the coup d " état of last April 30. The Constituent Assembly, whi...

Dozens feared drowned as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia Dozens feared drowned as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Fishing boats rescued at least 16 people. But Tunisian state media report that 70 migrants drowned about 74km (46 miles) off Sfax, south of the capital Tunis. According to IOM figures, 443 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year. Tunis Af...

Giuliani defends going to Ukraine to press for investigations connected to Biden

Telling the paper, "We're not meddling in an election, we're meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do", Giuliani acknowledged he will soon be traveling to Ukraine to talk to investigators in that country to encourage them to look int...

Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept U.S. military intervention if proposed - paper Venezuela's Guaido would probably accept U.S. military intervention if proposed - paper

The vice president of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly was arrested by intelligence agents Wednesday night in Caracas. The Constituent Assembly, which Maduro created to sideline the National Assembly, has said it would suspen...

Lyra McKee death: four males arrested Lyra McKee death: four males arrested

Two teenagers are amongst four people who have been arrested under Terrorism Legislation in Derry this morning as part of investigation into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee on Thursday, April 18. Earlier this week, Ms Canning revealed how she h...

Pentagon Suspends war Remains Effort with North Korea Pentagon Suspends war Remains Effort with North Korea

That meeting focused on the North's nuclear weapons and followed a June 2018 summit at which Kim committed to permitting a resumption of US remains recovery, which had been suspended by the U.S.in 2005. The return of the remains marked the partial fu...

Joe Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump's policy Joe Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump's policy

In April, CBP agents detained 109,144 migrants , which is an increase of about 5 percent from March and the highest monthly figure since 2007. Immigration authorities have voiced alarm that the number detained represents only a small fraction of...

Google Doodle honors Lucy Wills, pioneering prenatal care researcher Google Doodle honors Lucy Wills, pioneering prenatal care researcher

It was her research that led to the creation of a prenatal vitamin that helps prevent birth defects. Wills was born on this day in 1888 in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham and was one of the lucky few to have attended a boarding school at The Chelt...

French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso

Not much is known about the USA woman, including her identity, who kidnapped her, or how long she'd been a captive. Two of those released were French, while the other two were said to be an American woman and a South Korean woman, it said.

PM Modi's lie on INS Viraat blown away by Navy officers: Chidambaram PM Modi's lie on INS Viraat blown away by Navy officers: Chidambaram

Again on Wednesday, PM Modi fired another salvo at Rajiv Gandhi saying that he used warship INS Viraat as his "personal taxi" for a holiday when he was the PM. "One dynasty did it", Modi asked. The navy was made to host the Gandhi family and Raji...

Comey says it's possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump Comey says it's possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey said in a TV appearance Thursday that he hopes President Trump isn't impeached, he wants him voted out of office instead - and Trump soon blasted back at him on twitter . Ostensibly, he was dismissed because of the ...

Comedian Freddie Starr dies aged 76 Comedian Freddie Starr dies aged 76

Just to confirm Freddie has passed away. "RIP to our greatest comedian of all time", the post on his official Facebook page read. Fellow comic Jim Davidson was among those paying tribute late on Thursday night, tweeting: "Just heard the news ".

Haul of 1000 guns found in Bel Air house Haul of 1000 guns found in Bel Air house

Los Angeles police lieutenant Chris Ramirez told reporters at the scene that it was "beyond comprehension" for someone to have so many weapons , especially in such a posh neighbourhood. "That's such a big arsenal in a residence like this, in this...

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