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Progressive activists urge 2020 Democratic candidates to boycott AIPAC confab

Progressive activists urge 2020 Democratic candidates to boycott AIPAC confab The moves come as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has called on Democrats presidential candidates to skip this year's policy conference. MoveOn made a decision to call on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott AIPAC's conference after more than 74 percent of its members expressed support for the move in an online survey. [Full Article...]

Man arrested in fierce subway attack

Man arrested in fierce subway attack In video that was posted online , the suspect walked up to the 78-year-old woman and kicked her in the face multiple times before exiting the train. The footage drew outrage, directed not just at the attack but at the witnesses filming on their cell phones who stood by and shouted instead of intervening. [Full Article...]

An Post office in Limerick evacuated following report of suspect package

An Post office in Limerick evacuated following report of suspect package The mail sorting office in the west coast city of Limerick was evacuated after the discovery and a bomb disposal team was called to the scene. Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said a stamp used was similar to those on letter bombs sent to major transport hubs in London and the University of Glasgow earlier this month . [Full Article...]

NASA astronauts embark on spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronauts embark on spacewalk at International Space Station Ms McClain and Mr Hague will replace nickel-hydrogen batteries that power a section of solar arrays. The astronauts also removed debris from outside the station, secured tieback restraints on the Solar Array Blanket Box and took photographs of a bag of tools for contingency repairs and the thermal cover on the airlock used for spacewalks, NASA said Friday afternoon . [Full Article...]

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty Without a plea deal, Sayoc faced charges carrying a potential penalty of mandatory life in prison. The 56-year-old former stripper and pizza delivery driver was arrested October 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and charged with five federal crimes. [Full Article...]

Facebook to review live-streaming policy after Christchurch shooting

Facebook to review live-streaming policy after Christchurch shooting However, the video originated on Facebook, and the company's AI did not flag the livestream of the attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 50 people. "An independent board chair is essential to moving Facebook forward from this mess, and to re-establish trust with Americans and investors alike", said New York City Comptroller Scott M. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Idai: Survivors in Mozambique desperate for aid

Cyclone Idai: Survivors in Mozambique desperate for aid As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy has rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a statement said. and its humanitarian partners are scaling up the response but "far greater worldwide support is needed". Local fishermen have joined the rescue efforts, ferrying stranded people about 50 or so at a time... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom taking part in European Union elections would be 'absurd', says Austria's Kurz

United Kingdom taking part in European Union elections would be 'absurd', says Austria's Kurz Parliament will have the chance to discuss a motion on Brexit on Monday, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said. He said he feared his hopes for an orderly Brexit agreement with a plan in place to prevent economic and political chaos may prove "frail, even illusory". [Full Article...]

Baghouz: Last bastion of ISIS territory falls in Syria

Baghouz: Last bastion of ISIS territory falls in Syria Fighters of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces walking on a road in the fallen Islamic State group's last bastion in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz after defeating the jihadist group. The end of the caliphate won't mean the end of the Islamic State , US officials and analysts warn. Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria has left Kurdish partners scrambling for safeguard... [Full Article...]

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems Passengers are being evacuated from the vessel, which suffered engine trouble in wild weather while off the Norwegian coast. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship issued a mayday call as bad weather hit Saturday and engine problems caused it to start drifting toward the rocky shore. [Full Article...]

Burials Begin For Victims Of Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Burials Begin For Victims Of Christchurch Mosque Shootings Armed police have been guarding mosques around New Zealand since the attacks and police said there would be a "heightened presence" on Friday to reassure those attending weekly prayers. "I wish other leaders could [learn from] your leadership skills and implement them all over the world", he can be heard saying. Guterres said the attack in New Zealand was "utterly appalling" but "perhaps n... [Full Article...]

Pakistan should stay alert until polls in India: PM Khan

Pakistan should stay alert until polls in India: PM Khan Holding the Saudi national flag, Major Abdullah bin Sahab al-Thani led the unit during the military parade at the Pakistan parade ground in the heart of Islamabad , the capital of Pakistan. Referring to Indian concerns about terrorism, he said Pakistan had "turned a corner" in its fight against terrorism. The corridor would provide Indian Sikh pilgrims visa-free access to Kartarpur temple in Paki... [Full Article...]

Havana Dismisses US Claims About Cuba's Support for Venezuelan Secret Police

Havana Dismisses US Claims About Cuba's Support for Venezuelan Secret Police SEBIN agents also arrested Vergara's driver, Luis Aguilar, who Reverol later accused of being Marrero's bodyguard. A United Nations spokesman Thursday expressed "concern" at the arrest, urging "all actors in Venezuela to take immediate steps to lower tensions and refrain from any action that could lead to further escalation". [Full Article...]

Duterte condoles with New Zealand after mass shooting

Duterte condoles with New Zealand after mass shooting The prime minister will be accompanied in the Christchurch prayers by community leaders and other foreign dignitaries. Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who travelled to New Zealand to pay his respects, hugged a man at the entrance of the mosque and told him to "be patient". [Full Article...]

Americans and Canadians will have a rare chance to see northern lights

Americans and Canadians will have a rare chance to see northern lights The light of the moon could making viewing hard, however, as the moon was full on Wednesday and will rise in the eastern sky at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday night. "The marvel appears in many shades, but pale green and pink are the most common", says TheActiveTimes.com . The result is a brush of vibrant color that dances across the night sky, in colors ranging from icy blues to vibrant magentas an... [Full Article...]

Chemical factory explosion in China - multiple injuries after huge blast

Chemical factory explosion in China - multiple injuries after huge blast A total of 176 fire trucks and 928 firefights have been sent to the site for rescue operations and to combat the ongoing flames from the blast . A statement on its official social media account said the explosion originated at the Tianjiayi Chemical production facility and its cause was under investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump Warns of Tougher Sanctions on Venezuela

Trump Warns of Tougher Sanctions on Venezuela Trump in January slapped sanctions on state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, known as PDVSA, the stiffest economic measure against Maduro to date. The US-backed politician also reportedly urged the Bank of England, which holds around $1.2 billion-worth of Venezuelan gold, not to transfer the reserves back to the Maduro government. [Full Article...]

Holi: Hindus across India and Nepal celebrate festival of colours

Holi: Hindus across India and Nepal celebrate festival of colours In the " Masaan Holi " celebrated in Varanasi (video above), revellers mix ashes retrieved from burning human corpses and the dry Holi colours called "gulaal" and smear it on one another other. Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also extended greetings to the Hindu community. The festival of colours , Holi , was celebrated with religious fervour across India. [Full Article...]

Australian Defence Force helps evacuations ahead of major outback cyclone

Australian Defence Force helps evacuations ahead of major outback cyclone NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of Severe Tropical Cyclone Veronica on March 22 as it moved toward the Pilbara Coast. Tropical Cyclone Veronica is expected to cross the Pilbara coast near Port Hedland and move inland across the remote mining areas of Marble Bar and Tom Price. [Full Article...]

Priest stabbed live on TV at Canada's biggest church

Priest stabbed live on TV at Canada's biggest church The priest was taken to hospital, where his condition was said to be stable, with police reporting to AFP that he had been "slightly wounded in the upper body". Plamondon said she saw people from the church tackle the alleged assailant to the ground; there were about 50 people attending mass. The suspected assailant is in police custody. [Full Article...]


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