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Timeline: Worst building disasters in Bangladesh

Timeline: Worst building disasters in Bangladesh Some reports suggested numerous dead were pedestrians, shoppers or diners who died quickly as several gas cylinders exploded, and the fire engulfed the nearby buildings very quickly. Early Thursday morning, the 37 units from 31 fire stations deployed to the scene finally had the fire under control but not yet extinguished, Fire Service Deputy Director Dilip Kumar Ghosh said. [Full Article...]

‘#MeToo’ spray painted on statue of famous World War II kiss

‘#MeToo’ spray painted on statue of famous World War II kiss Officers noticed the vandalism just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. The graffiti covers the ankle-to-knee area of the left leg of the woman being kissed, said police in Sarasota, Florida where the statue is on loan to the city. The photo was taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, but the identities of the people in the photo remained anonymous for several years. "So when I saw the nurse I grabbe... [Full Article...]

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says According to Pompeo Muthana does not have a USA passport or any legal basis to enter the US and that she will not be admitted into the United States. At least two of her husbands were killed. In the letter, Muthana wrote that she didn't understand the importance of freedoms provided by the United States at the time. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia defends `women-tracking’ app

Saudi Arabia defends `women-tracking’ app The Absher mobile app was first available on iOS Devices in 2015, then, later on, reached Android in 2016. "Even though the app is more general objective", Rothna Begum, Middle East researcher for Human Rights Watch , said in a statement , "the government could simply remove the guardianship tracking functionality from the app, and continue to offer the rest of the functionality". [Full Article...]

‘TIME BOMB!’ ISIS fighters, wives and children are threat, warns Kurdish official

‘TIME BOMB!’ ISIS fighters, wives and children are threat, warns Kurdish official Since the operation began, an estimated 20,000 civilians and families of fighters have left Baghuz, many walking for three or four hours to reach the Western-backed SDF , a mostly Kurdish fighting force. "There are still civilians inside" the Baghouz pocket, he added. Its recapture by USA -backed Syrian fighters would spell the territorial defeat of IS and allow President Donald Trump to begi... [Full Article...]

Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION

Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION Sandmann's school had been at the March For Life anti-abortion rally in Washington D.C. earlier that day. The lawsuit claims that the Washington Post ignored the truth of the event between Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips on three different occasions. [Full Article...]

Backed Syria force says ISIS holding 1000 civilians

Backed Syria force says ISIS holding 1000 civilians IS declared a "caliphate" across large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014. After years of fighting ISIS, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hold hundreds of foreigners accused of fighting for the extremist group, and well as related women and children. [Full Article...]

Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force

Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force The administration wrote SPD-4 as a high-level policy memo, very light on details, leaving most of the nitty gritty planning to DoD's legislative proposal and many specifics to be hashed out over the coming months by DoD and the congressional defense committees. [Full Article...]

Trump says he didn’t ask Whitaker to change hush-money probe

Trump says he didn’t ask Whitaker to change hush-money probe Trump tapped Whitaker to lead the Justice Department in November after he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump regularly slammed for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Whitaker and maintain his testimony. He had stepped aside months before, prior to the April 2018 Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's home and offices. [Full Article...]

Andrew McCabe To Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Still Behaves Suspiciously

Andrew McCabe To Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Still Behaves Suspiciously He explained that Trump, in the FBI's view, 'had gone to extreme measures to potentially impact, negatively impact - possibly turn off - our investigation of Russian meddling into the election and Russian coordination with his campaign'. It was an idea previously considered by the FBI but only started following former FBI Director James Comey's dismissal in May 2017. "It's been to endure the ... [Full Article...]

Putin warns USA with new missiles aimed at Western capitals

Putin warns USA with new missiles aimed at Western capitals The clip, which lasts a few seconds, shows the Poseidon moving out of a container simulating the corresponding compartment of the drone carrier submarine. This poses the threat of an accidental nuclear exchange triggered by a false launch warning, with the officer in charge having no time to double check. [Full Article...]

Three Tory MPs defect to Independent Group over ‘dismal’ Theresa May

Three Tory MPs defect to Independent Group over ‘dismal’ Theresa May Sarah Wollaston , Heidi Allen and Anna Soubry are not what you would call loyalists and some colleagues will certainly dismiss them as rogue elements. The eight Labour rebels quit their party earlier this week over its direction under left-wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn. May said she was "saddened by this decision", but the government was "doing the right thing for our country" by implementing ... [Full Article...]

US agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

US agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds The Trump administration says it intends to cancel a $929 million federal grant for California's high-speed rail project. Among other things, the federal agency said Gov. "I am very concerned that we are going to be left scarred from one end of the city to the other". The Transportation Department said Tuesday that Newsom's plan "represents a significant retreat from the state's initial vision... [Full Article...]

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan The committee's report alleges that the major drivers behind the effort to transfer of USA nuclear technology were retired Gen. Michael Flynn , who served as the president's national security adviser, and Thomas Barrack, who chaired the Trump inaugural committee. [Full Article...]

Opposition parties in Ottawa push for inquiry in SNC-Lavalin affair

Opposition parties in Ottawa push for inquiry in SNC-Lavalin affair Trudeau said she had asked to speak there and was invited to do so but cabinet confidentiality meant nothing could be told about why or what was said. The agreement would have allowed the company to pay reparations but avoid a criminal trial on charges of corruption and bribery. Trudeau has acknowledged there were conversations with her about the case, but that he told her the decision was hers ... [Full Article...]

Huawei's founder denies presence of 'backdoors' for spying

Huawei's founder denies presence of 'backdoors' for spying It also comes just two months after Ren's daughter, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou , was arrested in Canada at the behest of USA authorities over a litany of fraud-related accusations. pressure on allies to shun Huawei products and technology. "But now that we've gone down this path, we'll let the courts settle it". Huawei Technologies' founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei has pledged not to sh... [Full Article...]

Vietnamese barber marks summit with free Trump-Kim haircuts

Vietnamese barber marks summit with free Trump-Kim haircuts People ride mopeds past flags of North Korea and the U.S flown on a street in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb.19, 2019. "He may surprise some but he won't surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is", said Trump. [Full Article...]

Senior Indian officials at ICJ snub Pak handshake offer with Namaste

Senior Indian officials at ICJ snub Pak handshake offer with Namaste The public hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case began at the ICJ on Monday. The hearings at the United Nations court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), revolve around the case of Jadhav, a former Indian navy commander who was arrested in Pakistan in March 2016 and convicted of spying. [Full Article...]

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Finishes Prison Term

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Finishes Prison Term Weiner pleaded guilty in 2017 to transferring obscene material to a minor. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is now in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. [Full Article...]

Wife of Aurora, Illinois Mass Shooting Victim Reveals Husband’s Heartbreaking Last Words

Wife of Aurora, Illinois Mass Shooting Victim Reveals Husband’s Heartbreaking Last Words Special response teams coordinated with SWAT teams and were sent in for dual missions - to locate and stop the shooter and to rescue victims, she wrote. "The county sheriff or law enforcement agency where the individual resides may petition the court to issue a search warrant for the FOID card and any firearms in their possession; however, IL law does not require them to do so", Hutchins said in t... [Full Article...]


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