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Thousands attend remembrance service in honour of martyred Muslims

Thousands attend remembrance service in honour of martyred Muslims What words express the grief of a city that already known so much pain? "I thought there were none". Ahmed said people from different cultures were like flowers and "together we are a lovely garden". Events were held around the country, including the livestreaming of the Hagley Park service on Wellington's waterfront, at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena and Tauranga's Trustpower Baypark Arena. [Full Article...]

Attack on US-backed Syrian fighters kills 7 in northern town

Attack on US-backed Syrian fighters kills 7 in northern town This is the second time ISIS carried out an attack at a time opportune to justifying a continued USA presence, with a similar January attack also in Manbij . The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, said members of an ISIS sleeper cell carried out the attack and three other Manbij Military Council fighters were also wounded. [Full Article...]

North Korea Nuclear Activity Incompatible With Denuclearisation

North Korea Nuclear Activity Incompatible With Denuclearisation Lee also said, since he visited Russian Federation recently, and Biegun China, they plan on sharing the results of their visits and finding ways to maintain the current momentum for dialogue with the two key players in North Korea's denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Facebook bans white nationalism posts

Facebook bans white nationalism posts Facebook says it has always prohibited hate based on race, ethnicity, or religion, but declared white nationalism and separatism had fallen out of that mould because "we were thinking about broader concepts of nationalism and separatism" like "American pride" and "Basque separatism". [Full Article...]

Woman delivers twins month after giving birth to boy

Woman delivers twins month after giving birth to boy Poddar told the BBC . "I haven't seen any case like this in my 30-year plus medical career", Dilip Roy, chief government doctor in Jessore, said. Dr Sheila Poddar, the gynaecologist who performed the caesarean on Iti said, Image source " When the patient came in we performed an ultrasound on her and found there were twin babies. [Full Article...]

Trump's border emergency survives as veto override falls short

Trump's border emergency survives as veto override falls short Democrats control the House, but only 14 Republicans joined them for a total of 248 votes , a far cry from the two-thirds majority of 290 votes needed to beat a veto. "The president's declaration is only necessary because Congress can't reach a deal to secure our country". Many in Congress say effective border security requires a range of law enforcement tools and Democrats dispute that there ... [Full Article...]

Trump renews threat to close the southern border, blasts Mexico on immigration

Trump renews threat to close the southern border, blasts Mexico on immigration President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to mock the ratings of MSNBC and CNN in the days since Attorney General William Barr said the Mueller report showed no evidence of collusion between Trump and his 2016 campaign and the Russians. [Full Article...]

Former Interpol President Expelled From Communist Party

Former Interpol President Expelled From Communist Party China on Wednesday sacked former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from all his official positions and expelled him from the ruling Communist Party, accusing him of corruption, serious disciplinary violations and encouraging his wife who is settled overseas to campaign against his detention. [Full Article...]

U.S. expands abortion 'gag rule,' cuts funding to regional bloc - Pompeo

U.S. expands abortion 'gag rule,' cuts funding to regional bloc - Pompeo The rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City policy , requires NGOs to certify that they will not perform or promote abortions anywhere in the world as a condition for receiving United States family planning funds. Senator Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, immediately slammed the decision. Pompeo then transitioned to a second announcement about the Siljander ... [Full Article...]

End Of Time Change? EU Lawmakers Nix Clock Shifts From 2021

End Of Time Change? EU Lawmakers Nix Clock Shifts From 2021 The vote by MEPs passed with 410 votes in favour , 192 against, and 51 abstentions. The objective of Daylight Saving Time (also known as " Summer Time" in many countries) is to make better use of daylight when the seasons change, and sees the clocks changing during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. [Full Article...]

Mysterious group claims responsibility for brazen raid on North Korean Embassy

Mysterious group claims responsibility for brazen raid on North Korean Embassy Mexican citizen Adrian Hong Chang contacted "the Federal Bureau of Investigation in NY five days after the assault to facilitate information related to the incident in the embassy", Spain's National Court said Tuesday. The attack's timing, barely a week before a high-stakes U.S. But when police officers came to the embassy door, they were greeted by Hong Chang himself, posing as a North Korean... [Full Article...]

House Dems Demand 'Complete And Unredacted' Mueller Report By April 2

House Dems Demand 'Complete And Unredacted' Mueller Report By April 2 Across the western world that has to be a matter of urgent concern. [Special counsel Robert Mueller] is an honorable man, and he has said Donald Trump is not a foreign asset, which is good news. He continued: "You know the answer". "There are a lot of people out there that have done some very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country". [Full Article...]

Automatic anti-stall system activated before Ethiopian Airlines crash

Automatic anti-stall system activated before Ethiopian Airlines crash Assuming a 737 Max flight resumption latest by mid-July, the group now expects to see a one-off impact on underlying EBITA of approximately €200 million. Boeing said it could not comment on the lawsuit. Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged Wednesday to do all it can to prevent crashes like two that killed almost 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its g... [Full Article...]

Brexit plan to be put to 3rd vote on Friday

Brexit plan to be put to 3rd vote on Friday If the United Kingdom wants to secure a delay to Brexit until May 22, MPs must approve the deal. The country faces a deadline of April 12 to present the European Union with a new plan or crash out of the bloc. On Wednesday, members of Parliament voted on eight different Brexit options-and rejected every single one of them. In a series of indicative votes, MPs voted down eight separate Br... [Full Article...]

Millions of Yemenis Mark National Day of Resistance against Saudi-Led Aggression

Millions of Yemenis Mark National Day of Resistance against Saudi-Led Aggression The Iran-aligned Houthis have controlled the capital Sanaa and Yemen's largest populated areas since 2014 when they ousted the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Saudi Arabia & its allies rejected Iran's peace plan for Yemen in April 2015-claiming that victory was at hand within THREE WEEKS. Last year, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with arms, including drone... [Full Article...]

Christchurch Mosque Shootings: New Zealand remembers attack victims

About 5,000 people attended, fewer than organizers had expected, perhaps reflecting the heavy security presence and road closures around the venue. Shortly after, the crowd stood as the names of the dead were read out by a group of speakers from the Muslim community in turn. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

Kim Jong Un to visit Russia Moscow also believes that the United States should not expect North Korea to first completely denuclearise and only then consider whether to lift sanctions. It would cost more than 300 trillion won ($264.6 billion) to rebuild and modernize North Korean infrastructure over a period of 10 years once the world's most secluded state opens up to the outside world, according to a study by a Korean priva... [Full Article...]

Schmear Campaign: New Yorkers Roast Bread-Sliced Bagel

Schmear Campaign: New Yorkers Roast Bread-Sliced Bagel Louis tweeted a photo of a plate of bagels and tweeted, "It's been a busy week with flooding, hail and tornadoes, but we always have time for bread-sliced bagels". A "schmear" campaign has exploded online, with the hashtag "BagelGate" going viral after a picture of some oddly cut bagels appalled many New Yorkers on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Brit fugitive tries to flee Australia on jet ski

Brit fugitive tries to flee Australia on jet ski Local police alerted the Australian Border Force , and the man was identified as a 57-year-old from the United Kingdom who was wanted on drug charges in Western Australia . The Australian Border Force credited the effectiveness of the collaborative joint agency approach in the Torres Strait. "It's a bit unusual to try and get from Punsand Bay all the way to PNG". [Full Article...]

Jayme Closs’ kidnapper pleads guilty to intentional homicide, kidnapping charges

Jayme Closs’ kidnapper pleads guilty to intentional homicide, kidnapping charges Patterson, according to his attorneys, never wavered in his intention to plead guilty to the October 15 shooting deaths of James and Denise Closs and the kidnapping of their daughter, 13-year-old Jayme Closs , from the family's Barron home. [Full Article...]


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