Saturday September 19-th, 2020

Britain wants to de-escalate tensions with Iran: Hunt

Hunt said he had spoken to US Secretary of State Pompeo to discuss the situation, and expected to speak to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, who he said was now in a plane, according to Reuters. The government was to hold an emergency min...

Second airline suspends flights to Cairo over 'security concerns'

The airline said in a statement that they are suspending flights to the Egyptian capital for seven days. "We do not have any additional information at this time". They provided no further details. A BA spokeswoman said customers who still wished ...

U.S. says China adopting coercive behaviour towards its southeast Asian neighbours U.S. says China adopting coercive behaviour towards its southeast Asian neighbours

Hang said Vietnam has contacted China on multiple occasions via different channels, delivered diplomatic notes to oppose China's violations and staunchly demanded that China stop all unlawful activities, withdraw its ships from Vietnamese waters and ...

Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protests

Authorities have removed metal barriers - which activists have used to block roads during previous demonstrations - from areas around the march route. Demonstrators and rights groups have accused riot police of using excessive force, including tear g...

Severe thunderstorm watch remains for Waterloo region amid heat wave Severe thunderstorm watch remains for Waterloo region amid heat wave

The Severe Thunderstorm Warnings began in earnest in northwest Iowa with a Warning for western Lyon County, which was issued at 8:15 Saturday morning, and continuing into the 9:00 am hour. Amongst a heat warning for much of Southern Ontario, Environm...

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for 7 days as ‘precaution’

One passenger named Dan said the airline had given customers £5 food vouchers "meant to last 24 hours". Mr Macheras said: "They are citing security reasons for the immediate cancellation and suspension for the Cairo route - it's only British Airway...

Police hunt two men in London after Tube tear gas attack

The 26-year-old said at first he thought the men were drunk "because they were trying to frantically get into the carriage" while the train was moving northbound between Green Park and Oxford Circus. Passengers on a train reported shortness of breath...

Lawyer: El Chapo Whisked Away To Colorado Within Hours Of Sentencing Lawyer: El Chapo Whisked Away To Colorado Within Hours Of Sentencing

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on February 7, 2019. The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment further. Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo " Guzman is made to face the media in Mexico C...

Man Stabbed To Death In North Strand - Dublin Man Stabbed To Death In North Strand - Dublin

The man was moved to the Mater Hospital where he later passed away. The State Pathologist is due to carry out a post-mortem examination later today. The 45 year old was arrested this morning. They can call Mountjoy garda station on 01- 666 8600, ...

US vice president highlights detention of religious dissidents US vice president highlights detention of religious dissidents

Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke, Que., with her three children, said Pence's comments were the first time a USA administration official has publicly mentioned her husband by name. "For years, the Saudi Arabian authorities have conducted a relen...

Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt Britain will be considered but robust toward Iran: Hunt

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Friday that it had seized the vessel for what it described as a violation of global maritime regulations. Britain however said Iran had seized two ships in the Gulf, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ...

Death sentences for Moroccan backpacker murderers Death sentences for Moroccan backpacker murderers

The death sentences are the first in Morocco since 1993. The other 21 defendants received sentences ranging from five years in prison to life. Officials in Morocco past year said the killing of the two Scandinavian tourists could be linked to act...

Creator of Twin Towers dies Creator of Twin Towers dies

Pelli, who grew up in Argentina and studied architecture at the University of Tucumán in the country's far northwest, established himself as a visionary and educator, making a name for himself in the United States where his main studio was based.

Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit dies at 81 Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

She was also the Governor of Kerala from March 2014 to August 2014. However, she passed away at 3:30 pm. According to a report in Livemint, Dikshit had been undergoing treatment at Delhi's Fortis Escorts hospital for the past few years.

Chicago police officers fired over Lacquan McDonald shooting Chicago police officers fired over Lacquan McDonald shooting

The Chicago Police Board determined the three painted McDonald as much more threatening than he was: Van Dyke fired 16 shots nearly immediately after getting out of his police vehicle. The board also wrote, "Indeed, taken on their face, the officer...

2 dead, 12 missing after huge blast rocks gas plant in China 2 dead, 12 missing after huge blast rocks gas plant in China

The incident happened around 6 pm on Friday and the injured were sent to the hospital, according to local officials. The explosion did not involve tanks of unsafe materials, the local government said. The powerful explosion in the eastern city of Y...

Iran probes British-flagged tanker seized after ’collision’ Iran probes British-flagged tanker seized after ’collision’

Brian Hook, America's special representative for Iran , was speaking hours before the seizure by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of a UK-flagged oil tanker , the Stena Impero , in the Strait of Hormuz . The incident came two days after Washington...

It's Confirmed, Michelle Obama Is The World's Most Admired Woman It's Confirmed, Michelle Obama Is The World's Most Admired Woman

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates topped the list, while worldwide action star Jackie Chan kicked in at No.3. "This year the study expanded to cover the views of people in 41 countries - the most ever - with more than 42,000 people bein...

Gloria De Piero: Labour MP quits as shadow justice minister Gloria De Piero: Labour MP quits as shadow justice minister

Labour MP and Corbyn critic Wes Streeting called the move a "gross overreaction" to what the peer said , "but [it] does reinforce what she did describe, which was a bunker mentality at the top". But it is the undeniable truth". Labour peers a...

New EU chief must piece together diverse top team New EU chief must piece together diverse top team

In the interest of fairness and solidarity in Europe, "we can only have secure external borders if we give sufficient help to those member states that are under the greatest pressure due to their position on the map", von der Leyen told Bild .

Elderly Protest In Solidarity With Hong Kong's Young Demonstrators Elderly Protest In Solidarity With Hong Kong's Young Demonstrators

Tam also said she has sympathises with the police, and blamed government inaction for the conflicts between protesters and police officers. "There is clearly a lack of leadership at key moments and a sense that there is not enough support from the ...

Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswomen Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswomen

Somali-born Omar and three other non-white Democrat Congresswomen - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib - have been criticised by Donald Trump recently in a series of "racist" tweets. Trump's allies distanced themselves from...

Despite power-sharing deal, Sudanese march for June 3 martyrs Despite power-sharing deal, Sudanese march for June 3 martyrs

Tensions between the generals and protesters surged after a deadly 3 June raid against a weeks-long Khartoum sit-in that left at least 100 demonstrators dead. The deal was meant to be signed days after its announcement, but was thrown into doubt by...

Donald Trump Optimistic Boris Johnson Can Straighten Out Brexit Donald Trump Optimistic Boris Johnson Can Straighten Out Brexit

Four cabinet ministers, including Chancellor Philip Hammond, abstained, while 17 Tory MPs rebelled against the government. The U.K.is due to leave the bloc on October 31, and both men vying to take over as prime minister next week, Boris Johnson ...

House Passes Measures To Block Saudi Arms Sales House Passes Measures To Block Saudi Arms Sales

The US legislature has previously been critical of Riyadh, especially after journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and the mounting death toll in Yemen. He said the USA needs to push back on Iran by supporting its allies in the region and helping the...

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