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Several Children Rescued At Site Of Lagos Building Collapse

Several Children Rescued At Site Of Lagos Building Collapse Scores of children are thought to be inside. Onlookers crowd around in the densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. Emotional, a number of shirtless men jumped in to offer assistance, hacksaws and mallets in hand. [Full Article...]

Woman Picks Matching Numbers 30 Times to Win Lottery Game

Woman Picks Matching Numbers 30 Times to Win Lottery Game And she was right to do so, because low and behold, when the lottery was drawn later that day those numbers rolled out meaning that all of her 30 tickets scooped the $5,000 (£3,841) top prize - 30 times, netting her an impressive $150,000 in total. [Full Article...]

Sterling gains as MPs expected to vote against no-deal Brexit

Sterling gains as MPs expected to vote against no-deal Brexit May - her voice ragged after days of frantic shuttle diplomacy to secure last-minute changes to the deal - had earlier told the House of Commons , "this is the moment and this is the time - time for us to come together, back this motion and get the deal done". [Full Article...]

A No-Deal Brexit Would Be "Unlawful", Dominic Grieve Says

A No-Deal Brexit Would Be The Prime Minister's humiliating defeat came on Tuesday night when Parliament rejected her Brexit proposal with a majority of 149. "We need to make a decision tonight and that has to be to let this deal pass". There were 75 Tory rebels - down from 118 last time - as well as all 10 DUP MPs. Under the no deal plan revealed this morning, 87 per cent of products would be subject to zero tariff... [Full Article...]

Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke on Tuesday at a news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Islamabad . The 16 days of talks in the Qatari capital Doha produced an agreement "in draft" on a troop withdrawal timeline and counterterrorism assurances, USA special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Web inventor calls for 'fight' to protect internet on its 30th birthday

Web inventor calls for 'fight' to protect internet on its 30th birthday But Berners-Lee is optimistic about the future of the web, which he sees as constantly evolving. "The privileged of the world benefit from the Web but over 50 percent of the population in the world can not", Jorge said . Companies are to make the internet affordable, respect privacy and develop technology that will put people - and the "public good" - first. His World Wide Web Foundation wa... [Full Article...]

California announces moratorium on death penalty, halting more than 700 executions

California announces moratorium on death penalty, halting more than 700 executions In addition to the moratorium, Newsom's order will also withdraw California's legal injection protocol and close the execution chamber at San Quentin, where all death row inmates are imprisoned. Former Democratic Gov. Brown also opposed the death penalty, but his administration moved to restart executions after voters acted in 2016 to allow the use of a single lethal injection and speed up appea... [Full Article...]

European Commission Regrets UK Parliament's Brexit Vote Outcome - Statement

European Commission Regrets UK Parliament's Brexit Vote Outcome - Statement Quizzing the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox , in the House of Commons, Dodds said that under Monday night's Strasbourg deal, "provided there is not bad faith" behaviour from the European Union in future negotiations, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland could be "trapped" in the backstop. [Full Article...]

Arabs hurl molotov cocktail on Temple Mount, damage Israeli police post

Arabs hurl molotov cocktail on Temple Mount, damage Israeli police post The attack comes amid increased tension on the Temple Mount. Tensions have been especially high since the Waqf Islamic authority, which operates the Muslim holy sites, breached the Gate of Mercy on the Mount last month. The U.N. Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, urged both sides to "respect the status quo" at the holy esplanade and exercise restraint "to avoid inflaming an already tense situatio... [Full Article...]

Woman dies after rock thrown from overpass crashes through windshield in Texas

Woman dies after rock thrown from overpass crashes through windshield in Texas Police say someone threw a rock from the overpass, to the interstate below, hitting Flores' vehicle, breaking the windshield and hitting Flores, who sat in the front passenger seat. "Was it just enjoyment?" Boyfriend Christopher Rodriguez was driving and the children, the youngest of them 6 years old, were in the backseat. Rodriguez recalled "shaking" his girlfriend to wake her up. [Full Article...]

Passenger chokes driver for singing Christmas songs in March

Passenger chokes driver for singing Christmas songs in March According to the criminal complaint, the victim told the trooper he was driving the minivan with his passenger, 25-year-old Clayton Lucas. Pa. state police say the passenger, 25-year-old Clayton Lucas, began choking the minivan driver over all the Christmas music. [Full Article...]

‘Chaos’ in Venezuela as anger boils over in wake of blackout

‘Chaos’ in Venezuela as anger boils over in wake of blackout The United States and about 50 other nations support Guaido's claim that he is the interim president and that Maduro should resign so elections can be held and the more than 3 million Venezuelans who have fled their troubled country can start to return. [Full Article...]

US Wants India to Stop Oil Trade With Venezuela - Special Envoy Abrams

US Wants India to Stop Oil Trade With Venezuela - Special Envoy Abrams Statements in the style of ' our military officials' relatives should remind them they too have lost their light, they have had food damaged, they suffer from a medicine, they are suffering from this crisis', are examples of how Guaido tried to appeal to the soldiers' sensitivity to foster disunity in their troops. [Full Article...]

Australian cardinal sentenced to 20 years for child sex abuse

Australian cardinal sentenced to 20 years for child sex abuse The sentencing for convicted child sex offender Cardinal George Pell .13.th March 2019. An Australian judge has sentenced the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago. [Full Article...]

US President Trump defends himself post ‘Tim Apple’ debacle

US President Trump defends himself post ‘Tim Apple’ debacle In the broader scheme of claims made against the President of the United States down the years, it's a fairly benign one really. Trump tweeted Monday: "I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/ Apple as an easy way to save time & words". [Full Article...]

New York AG subpoenas 2 banks linked to Trump projects

New York AG subpoenas 2 banks linked to Trump projects Not long after President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen testified in front of the House Oversight Committee regarding his old client's alleged habit of inflating his finances, the New York Attorney General's office has reportedly issued subpoenas for bank records related to certain Trump Organization properties. [Full Article...]

British woman missing in Guatemala left hotel with puppy later found alone

British woman missing in Guatemala left hotel with puppy later found alone Catherine, from Witney, Oxfordshire, has been travelling since September past year and was reported missing on March 5. Catherine Shaw, a British backpacker from Witney in Oxfordshire, was reported missing after she left Hotel Mayachik near Lake Atitlan on 5 March . [Full Article...]

SDF attack Islamic State group's Syria enclave Baghuz

SDF attack Islamic State group's Syria enclave Baghuz The Kurdish-led SDF with the backing of the USA -led coalition has launched a crushing offensive to eliminate the IS from the eastern Euphrates River region in eastern Syria since September a year ago. Since December, almost 59,000 people have left the last Daesh redoubt, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around a tenth of them suspected extremist fighters. [Full Article...]

At 30, World Wide Web ‘not the web we wanted,’ inventor says

At 30, World Wide Web ‘not the web we wanted,’ inventor says In his letter, Berners-Lee said it would be "defeatist and unimaginative" to assume that the web could not be changed for the better given how far it has come in its first 30 years. In his opinion, people are no longer certain if the internet is a force of good or not. "The web is for everyone and collectively we hold the power to change it". [Full Article...]

WaPo: In Talk With Pence, Cheney Compared Trump's Foreign Policy to Obama's

WaPo: In Talk With Pence, Cheney Compared Trump's Foreign Policy to Obama's The Washington Post reports that the two clashed at a closed-door retreat hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Georgia, on subjects including the withdrawal of troops from Syria and the tougher stance taken by the Trump administration toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. [Full Article...]


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