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Australian PM calls election only eight months into job Australian PM calls election only eight months into job
- Апреля 13, 2019

The polls will decide if the conservative Liberal Party will continue its term or the Labor Party led by Bill Shorten will take over. But he's begun the campaign with a strong pitch on the Coalition's economic management. Shorten will also emphasize Labor's leadership stability and seek to capitalize on the leadership turmoil that has plagued the LNP. Conversely, Shorten has served as leader of the ALP since October 2013. (more...)
Corbyn calls on UK Government to oppose Julian Assange extradition Corbyn calls on UK Government to oppose Julian Assange extradition
- Апреля 13, 2019

He faces criminal action in America over his role in one of the "largest compromises of classified information in United States history", the Financial Times reports. A man allegedly linked to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested in Ecuador that, just hours after police dragged the whistleblower himself out of the South American country's embassy in London where he'd been holed up for nearly 7 years. (more...)
Child pushed from third floor of Mall of America, suspect in custody Child pushed from third floor of Mall of America, suspect in custody
- Апреля 13, 2019

Emergency crews could be seen performing CPR on the child in the southeast corner of the mall. A witness said a woman screamed that her child was thrown from the balcony. He said a thorough investigation will be conducted to find out the motive for the incident. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that a man in 60′s attempted to stop the suspect, but was assaulted by him. (more...)
Star of Trivago commercials arrested for drunk driving Star of Trivago commercials arrested for drunk driving
- Апреля 13, 2019

According to the Houston Police Department, Williams was found asleep in the driver's seat of his vehicle in the 8800 block of Westheimer around 3:15 p.m. On his plethora of Trivago commercials, Williams plays a charming spokesman, who urges viewers to "find the ideal hotel for the best price". It's unclear if Williams will remain the face of the travel site. (more...)
Man ‘sets himself on fire’ outside White House, gets detained Man ‘sets himself on fire’ outside White House, gets detained
- Апреля 13, 2019

Secret Service arriving on scene. Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly said that the President had been holding an immigration conference. The turn of events placed the White House on lockdown Friday afternoon, meaning staffers and journalists can not enter or leave the grounds. "They say there are also suspicious packages ". (more...)
Tsunami warning triggered as strong quake hits off eastern Indonesia Tsunami warning triggered as strong quake hits off eastern Indonesia
- Апреля 12, 2019

Indonesia's geophysics agency said a tsunami is possible after the powerful quake struck. Hapsah Abdul Madjid, who lives in Luwuk city in Banggai district, Central Sulawesi , where the tremor was felt strongly, said people fled to higher ground and the electricity was cut, adding that residents panicked as fears soared over an imminent tsunami. (more...)
Elections test Modi's grip on power in India Elections test Modi's grip on power in India
- Апреля 12, 2019

Voting also began for two parliamentary seats in the Indian-controlled portion of disputed Kashmir amid tight security and a boycott call by Muslim separatists who say the polls are an illegitimate exercise. Khan denied that Pakistan is allowing militant groups to operate from its territory and said no previous government had done more to clamp down on terrorist groups. (more...)
Algeria MPs Elect First New President In 20 Years Algeria MPs Elect First New President In 20 Years
- Апреля 12, 2019

Thousands of Algerians have Tuesday thronged streets of the capital, Algiers demanding the removal of the newly appointed interim President, Abdelkader Bensalah , citing his close relationship with former President, Abdallaziz Bouteflika . (more...)
First Alert Weather: Showers and thunderstorms today First Alert Weather: Showers and thunderstorms today
- Апреля 12, 2019

At 3:20 p.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Elliston-Lafayette to Copper Valley, moving east at 40 miles per hour. Heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds will still be around with some of these storms though. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of upstate SC just before 3 p.m. (more...)
East Coast Rail Link project is back on, supplementary deal signed East Coast Rail Link project is back on, supplementary deal signed
- Апреля 12, 2019

Daim, who is also Council of Eminent Persons chairman, said the new deal saw the costs reduced from RM98 million to RM68 million per km. The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement earlier today confirming the new negotiated price with China, which was reduced from RM65.5 billion to RM44 billion, prior to Daim's remarks. (more...)
Julian Assange's aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador Julian Assange's aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador
- Апреля 12, 2019

People gathered outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London last week, after WikiLeaks announced that Assange may be "expelled" from the building within "hours to days". Moreno said in a video posted on Twitter Thursday that he revoked the political asylum for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange due to "repeated violations to global conventions and daily-life protocols". (more...)
Fake Facebook Founder Seeks Ecuadorian Asylum Amid Assange's Arrest Fake Facebook Founder Seeks Ecuadorian Asylum Amid Assange's Arrest
- Апреля 12, 2019

The WikiLeaks founder is facing extradition to the USA on charges of conspiring to break into a classified government computer, where he could face a maximum jail sentence of five years. Assange's French lawyer has appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron to intervene to bring the WikiLeaks founder from a London jail to France and help him avoid extradition to the United States. (more...)
Military topples, arrests President al-Bashir Military topples, arrests President al-Bashir
- Апреля 12, 2019

Sudan's last elected prime minister, opposition Umma party leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, who was overthrown by Bashir in a military coup in 1989, was expected to address supporters after prayers at one of Omdurman's most revered mosques. During the Darfur conflict, he was head of military intelligence and the United States imposed sanctions on him in 2007 in relation to his alleged support for militia blamed for atrocities there. (more...)
Mike Pence hits back at Pete Buttigieg after criticism: 'He knows better' Mike Pence hits back at Pete Buttigieg after criticism: 'He knows better'
- Апреля 12, 2019

Watch above, via Fox News. During his recent appearance on NBC's " Meet the Press ", Buttigieg described the president as "somebody who not only acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in Scripture or in church...but also personally how you're supposed to conduct yourself". (more...)
Trump aiming to make it harder for states to block pipelines Trump aiming to make it harder for states to block pipelines
- Апреля 12, 2019

Oil and gas companies have been complaining about delays in building pipelines, and Trump said his orders "will fix this, dramatically accelerating energy infrastructure approvals". Trump's orders direct his Environmental Protection Agency to change a part of the USA clean water law that has allowed states to delay projects on environmental grounds. (more...)
Governor: Governor: "La. church burnings ’were evil acts", son of deputy arrested
- Апреля 12, 2019

A booking photo of Matthews was not available Wednesday night. "At this point, we're trying to head towards normal", Richard said Thursday. "Because I've always said through this investigation what's done in the dark will come to the light". (more...)
Caller reports burglar locked in bathroom, deputies find Roomba trapped inside Caller reports burglar locked in bathroom, deputies find Roomba trapped inside
- Апреля 12, 2019

After ten minutes with no response, deputies burst in to the bathroom with their guns drawn and found a Roomba vacuum cleaner and a very clean floor. So, police had no choice but to enter the bathroom themselves. "One hundred per cent, they had their guns out and the dogs out", DiPietro told the Post . (more...)
South Korea court rules government should set out law allowing abortion access South Korea court rules government should set out law allowing abortion access
- Апреля 12, 2019

The ban was introduced in 1953, when the country established the Criminal Act. "The law criminalising a woman who undergoes abortion of her own will goes beyond the minimum needed to achieve the legislative objective and limits the right of self-determination of the woman who has become pregnant", the court said. (more...)
Ohio Governor Signs Historical Pro-Life Bill Ohio Governor Signs Historical Pro-Life Bill
- Апреля 12, 2019

DeWine's signature makes OH the fifth state to ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. "The signing of this bill today is consistent with that respect for life and the imperative to protect those who can not protect themselves", DeWine said before signing the bill, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. (more...)
Under Pressure From Tax Probe, Trump's Older Sister Steps Down From Judgeship
- Апреля 12, 2019

Trump Barry, who sits on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was hit with a misconduct complaint last October, stemming from a report that the Trump family used fraudulent tax schemes to increase their inheritance. "The facts upon which the Times bases its false allegations are extremely inaccurate", he said. The New York Times estimated this salary to be between $184,500 and $217,600 per year. (more...)