Saturday April 4-th, 2020

Trump UK state visit begins with Twitter attack on London mayor Trump UK state visit begins with Twitter attack on London mayor

It begins with Queen Elizabeth II holding a grand welcoming ceremony at Buckingham Palace, moves on to a formal tea with Prince Charles and ends with a sumptuous state banquet Monday night. Mr. Trump will meet Prime Minister Theresa May at No. ...

Blood found in missing CT mom's home Blood found in missing CT mom's home

Her husband and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis , face evidence- and prosecution hindering-related charges in her case, but have not been charged in her disappearance. Jennifer Dulos was last seen on May 24 in New Canaan, police said. According...

Russian Federation orders Tinder dating app to share user data on demand Russian Federation orders Tinder dating app to share user data on demand

A total of 175 online services are on the Russian authorities list requiring them to hand over user data to Russian authorities. Tinder, owned by Match Group, allows users to "swipe left" and "swipe right" in their search for suitable dating partne...

Sudanese Medical Union Says Forces Killed 1 Outside Khartoum's Sit Sudanese Medical Union Says Forces Killed 1 Outside Khartoum's Sit

On Thursday, a civilian was shot dead in the same area, "as a result of fire opened by the regular forces", according to the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA). . Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized t...

Air quality warning issued for Edmonton region Air quality warning issued for Edmonton region

Smoke from the massive wildfires near High Level and other wildfires in northern Alberta have caused air quality and visibility to deteriorate across the province. Smoke is drifting across Canada from the Alberta fires, leading to dry throats, coughi...

Sephora closing for diversity training after complaint by singer SZA Sephora closing for diversity training after complaint by singer SZA

On April 30, SZA tweeted that a Sephora employee called security to make sure she wasn't stealing. "We had a long talk. U have a blessed day Sandy", referring to an employee. Numerous singer's fans subsequently responded, either claiming simila...

Trump calls for boycott of AT&T over CNN outrage

President". But this time he called on supporters to boycott the cable news network's corporate parent, AT&T, to drive the point home. He followed by ostensibly referencing Trump's "fake news" claim, adding "Fake news with the president has become ...

Trump denies calling Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 'nasty' Trump denies calling Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 'nasty'

Predictably, Twitter exploded, with many noticing that while the whole point of the posting the audio was to slam CNN for "fake news", the video achieved the opposite as the president actually did call Markle "nasty". "I didn't know that she was na...

A Massive Cruise Ship Plows Into a Riverboat and the Dock A Massive Cruise Ship Plows Into a Riverboat and the Dock

Footage of the incident showed passengers who had been waiting at a wharf in San Basilio-Zattere fleeing for safety as the huge ship, its horns blaring, crashed into the much smaller, moored "River Countess" boat, which had 110 people onboard.

Missing, murdered women inquiry calls for justice system to review policies Missing, murdered women inquiry calls for justice system to review policies

The 1,200-page report , which resulted from an inquiry launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in 2016, blamed the violence on long-standing discrimination against indigenous people and Canada's failure to protect them. The inquir...

Bodies spotted in search for climbers missing in Himalayas Bodies spotted in search for climbers missing in Himalayas

The operation to find the other three mountaineers will resume tomorrow and local officials are consulting the Indian army on how to retrieve the bodies. "There was evidence of a very large avalanche", Chowdhary said. "We remain extremely concerned...

Swedish Court holds detention hearing over alleged Assange rape case Swedish Court holds detention hearing over alleged Assange rape case

Assange's Swedish lawyer, Per E Samuelson, meanwhile argued that a detention order was "meaningless" as Assange is now imprisoned in Britain and should not be considered a flight risk. Mr Hrafnsson said: "Hunt's dismissal showed once again that Mr As...

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years

After resumption of operations in Pakistan, first flight of the British Airways landed at the Islamabad airport, carrying 240 passengers. The same aircraft will depart for Heathrow at 11:10 a.m. Andrew Brem, chief commercial officer at British Ai...

Virginia Beach gunman's resignation email had no sign of shooting Virginia Beach gunman's resignation email had no sign of shooting

HANSEN: To my knowledge, the perpetrator's performance was satisfactory, that he was in good standing within his department and that there were no issues of discipline ongoing. The city's visibly shaken mayor, Bobby Dyer, called it "the most devastat...

United States now requiring visa applicants to list social media names United States now requiring visa applicants to list social media names

People will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers, as per new regulations. Existing regulations already required applicants who have visited to "high-risk" countries to submit their social medi...

YouTube star who humiliated homeless man given prison term YouTube star who humiliated homeless man given prison term

Kanguhua Ren, former YouTube star , was sentenced on Friday to 15-months in prison, owes $22,300 to his victim, and is banned from the channel and all other social media platforms for 5 years after pranking a homeless man with an Oreo cookie fille...

Centre relents, says ‘Hindi not compulsory’ Centre relents, says ‘Hindi not compulsory’

Post Independence, the Centre planned to roll out Hindi as the official language (distinct from national language) from January 26, 1965. "Meanwhile, "#StopHindiImposition, #TNAgainstHindiImposition trended on the microblogging site Twitter.The th...

Govt declares Wednesday public holiday ahead of Eid Al Fitr fete Govt declares Wednesday public holiday ahead of Eid Al Fitr fete

The UAE's moon sighting committee will hold a meeting after maghrib prayers on Monday night (around 7.06pm) at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Stay here for live updates on sighting of the Eid moon. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of ...

Trump’s Birtherism is Too ‘Sickening to Swallow’ For Kushner — CNN’s John Avlon Trump’s Birtherism is Too ‘Sickening to Swallow’ For Kushner — CNN’s John Avlon

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the Palestinians deserve "self-determination", but stopped short of backing Palestinian statehood and expressed uncertainty over their ability to govern themse...

Pompeo Affirms U.S. Would Talk to Iran with 'No Preconditions' Pompeo Affirms U.S. Would Talk to Iran with 'No Preconditions'

Responding to the USA offer, Mr Mousavi said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not pay attention to word-play and expression of hidden agenda in new forms". "The Islamic Republic of Iran ignores word games and the use of new language to express...

'Purged' North Korean makes a comeback 'Purged' North Korean makes a comeback

Last June, Kim Yong-chol met with the USA president at the White House and hand-delivered a letter from the North Korean leader, helping to pave the way for the Singapore summit where the two sides agreed to a vague pledge to work toward denuclearis...

Trump administration considered tariffs on Australia Trump administration considered tariffs on Australia

On Saturday, Mexico's president responded to Donald Trump's threat to impose a five percent tariff on all goods imported from Mexico unless the country did "what must be done" to fix the situation on the border, saying he expected "good results...

Bodies spotted in search for missing Himalaya climbers

Rescue operations have been under way after an eight-member team of climbers , including seven foreign nationals, went missing on their way to Nanda Devi peak . A rescue team of up to 20 people - including members of the Indian-Tibetan border polic...

Leah Chase, 'a New Orleans legend,' remembered by celebrities nationwide Leah Chase, 'a New Orleans legend,' remembered by celebrities nationwide

After renown restauranteur and civil rights activist Leah Chase died Saturday (June 1) at age 96 , celebrities turned to social media to share their tribute to the New Orleans icon. "At a time when there were no Black-owned banks in the region, Chas...

Morrison talks down fears of a US-Australia trade dispute Morrison talks down fears of a US-Australia trade dispute

USA border agents have apprehended an increasing number of people, largely from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, who crossed the southern US border in recent months, many of them hoping to win asylum to stay in the U.S. In words directed at the U...