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40 years after escaping war, Afghan killed in Christchurch mosque

40 years after escaping war, Afghan killed in Christchurch mosque Hours after dozens of people were shot dead at two mosques in Christchurch , witnesses described how a young mosque worker risked his life as he tried to apprehend the gunman. Two other armed suspects were taken into custody Friday while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand , a country so peaceful that police officers rarely... [Full Article...]

Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat

Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after Theresa May’s Brexit defeat Corbyn added: "She needs now to show leadership". "The prime minister's deal has failed, she no longer has the ability to lead", he said. Another 18 Labour MPs voted against the amendment, highlighting the divisions in the Labour party. [Full Article...]

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the departing diplomats. The United States has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry as well as individuals linked to Maduro's government, and U.S. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the last remaining American diplomats have left the country. Power was restored Thursday after a weeklong blackout that Maduro blamed on the... [Full Article...]

Case to continue against second woman charged in Kim Jong Nam killing

Case to continue against second woman charged in Kim Jong Nam killing But no such political decision appears to have been made in the case of Doan Thi Huong, prompting claims of unfairness by her lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik. on April 1. "I have no idea what is going on", Huong said in the courtroom Thursday. Vietnam's ministers of justice and foreign affairs are communicating with their Malaysian counterparts to secure his client's release, Teh added. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Vetoes Attempt to Block National Emergency

Donald Trump Vetoes Attempt to Block National Emergency He had promised a veto of the resolution ending his emergency declaration as soon as the measure was circulated on Capitol Hill. The other Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration were Sens. "Many such emergencies dealt with matters less threatening than the ongoing crisis on the southern border". "That shift has placed a substantial strain on border-security resources". [Full Article...]

DPRK strengthens ties with Russian Federation, blames US for breakdown of summit

DPRK strengthens ties with Russian Federation, blames US for breakdown of summit She says the "gangster-like stand of the USA will eventually put the situation in danger". At a news conference after the second summit, Mr Trump said no plans had been made for a third summit, but he expressed optimism about a "good outcome" in the future. [Full Article...]

Peter Strzok: Hillary Clinton was 'not considered a target' in email investigation

Peter Strzok: Hillary Clinton was 'not considered a target' in email investigation Lynch said a team of career members of the Justice Department and FBI will present her with recommendations on how to proceed once the investigation has concluded and that she plans to accept the guidance . The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee , Rep. Doug Collins , released an interview transcript Thursday as part of a GOP effort to paint the early days of the Russian Federation p... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia rejects call for international probe of Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia rejects call for international probe of Jamal Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia on Thursday reiterated its rejection of calls for an worldwide, independent investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , insisting it was well equipped to bring the perpetrators to justice. It announced General Secretariat of Interpol published the red notice March 1 in accordance with Turkey's request. But that explanation has been roundly rejected outside of the... [Full Article...]

India to buy 12 percent less Iran oil in April versus March

India to buy 12 percent less Iran oil in April versus March The United States granted Italy, Greece, Turkey , China , India, Japan , South Korea , and Taiwan temporary waivers to import Iranian oil when the US reimposed the sanctions in November. It is believed that more than 15 Iranian tankers are coming up to 20 years old. India has been allowed by Washington to continue to buy about 300,000 bpd oil or 9 million barrels in a month till early May. [Full Article...]

Ten Kids Arrested In India For Playing PUBG

Ten Kids Arrested In India For Playing PUBG PUBG Mobile released a statement earlier today which states that the game is meant for entertainment purposes only and is supposed to be played responsibly. "Explore ways in which you encourage your children towards accepting and understanding technology", he said, addressing a parent's concern regarding PUBG Mobile addiction, "But remember, technology should be used to expand our horizons, not... [Full Article...]

Huawei has a backup OS in case it loses access to Android

Huawei has a backup OS in case it loses access to Android For PCs, though, Huawei uses Intel silicon, and if a ban were to take place, similar to how it did for ZTE, Huawei would need to look elsewhere for its laptop-grade processors. "We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them". Android and Windows are still the company's first choice. [Full Article...]

NASA says the first person on Mars will likely be a woman

NASA says the first person on Mars will likely be a woman In an online statement , NASA mentioned in particular the sample taken from beneath the lunar regolith during Apollo mission 17, which could help scientists " study the rock layers exactly as they existed on the Moon". Happy National Women's Month, indeed. "We are now understanding better how hard this project is and that it is going to take some additional time". [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke's presidential ambitions get reality check from Ellen K.

Beto O'Rourke's presidential ambitions get reality check from Ellen K. But O'Rourke is far from a front-runner just yet - with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a White House bid, leading polls. He added: "You can probably tell that I want to run. I do". O'Rourke, whose given name is Robert Francis, acquired his nickname while growing up in El Paso, Texas. [Full Article...]

Tun M denies knowledge of Indonesian govt lobbying in Siti Aisyah's freedom

Tun M denies knowledge of Indonesian govt lobbying in Siti Aisyah's freedom The call between the foreign ministers came as a surprise as Vietnam had refrained from publicly lobbying for her release until Tuesday. Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong , 30, is on trial for murder in Malaysia for the brazen Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong Nam , the half-brother of Kim Jong Un , at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017. [Full Article...]

Climate strike poll: Do parents support the kids skipping school today?

Climate strike poll: Do parents support the kids skipping school today? In an example of protest cross-pollination, Thunberg says she was inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who organized the March for Our Lives, which drew around 2 million people in March 2018. Swan Christian College student Connor Peroni, 15, said her generation would not be complacent in the destruction of the planet. " Australia is in the thick of the climate c... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says Theresa May didn't listen to his advice on Brexit

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the South Portico as he arrives at the White House on Thursday. I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner". Varadkar and his partner are in Washington as part of an annual trip ahead of St. Patrick's Day. [Full Article...]

Vienna best city in quality survey

Vienna best city in quality survey Iraq's capital, in 231st place, is apparently not among them, scoring understandably low in multiple factors Mercer uses to make its calculations. Mercer's report based on several factors to evaluate almost 500 global destinations such as recreation, housing, economic environment, consumer goods availability, public services and transport, according to the report. [Full Article...]

Evidence found of massive solar storm

Evidence found of massive solar storm Such blasts of plasma and electromagnetic radiation from the Sun have the potential to seriously impact life on Earth, so it's important for us to understand them as much as we can. The latter was, to date, the biggest solar event on record. When the solar storm causes a disturbance in our planet's magnetosphere, it's called a geomagnetic storm which can wreak devastation on power grids across t... [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Decision not to free Viet accused is discrimination

Lawyers: Decision not to free Viet accused is discrimination He said prosecutors were being unfair to Huong as her case was similar to Aisyah. 'Both the accused have said they were made scapegoats by North Korea , both of them said they were doing video pranks - very obviously there is discrimination, ' said Hisyam Teh Poh Teik. [Full Article...]

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize , according to the Nobel Foundation. Last year, Thunberg stopped going to school every Friday and instead protested in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand more effective measures against climate change. [Full Article...]


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