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Rivals claim victory in Indonesian election Rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
- April 20, 2019

Quick counts are conducted by independent pollsters, and the results - released hours after polling ends - have largely proved accurate in past elections, including in the 2014 presidential polls. Voters flocked to more than 800,000 polling stations where they punched holes in ballots - to make clear their candidate choice - and then dip a finger in ink, a measure to prevent double-voting in a graft-riddled country where ballot buying was rife. (more...)
USA delegation to visit Derry-Donegal border USA delegation to visit Derry-Donegal border
- April 20, 2019

The third most powerful person in the United States government had a clash with Mr Francois during a meeting with senior European Research Group (ERG) members on a four-day visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland. In a separate statement, ahead of her visit to the Republic of Ireland, Mrs Pelosi said her aim was to learn more about the future of the United Kingdom and Ireland amid Brexit. (more...)
Dozens of Doctors in Appalachia Charged in Opioid Fraud Bust Dozens of Doctors in Appalachia Charged in Opioid Fraud Bust
- April 20, 2019

Sixty people, including 31 doctors, were accused of illegally prescribing opioid drugs in exchange for cash and sexual favors in the rural, mountainous region stretching from Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Alabama and Louisiana. One of many Division's most promising new initiatives is the Prison Division's Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Power (ARPO), which started its work in December. (more...)
Indian man 'chops off finger' after voting for wrong party by mistake Indian man 'chops off finger' after voting for wrong party by mistake
- April 20, 2019

In it, the voter, identified as 25-year-old Pawan Kumar , can be heard saying that he wanted to vote for the "Elephant" the symbol of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a regional political party led by Mayawati. India Today reports that Kumar was " frustrated after the error and could not control his emotions ". The frenzy was too much for one man, who cut off his own finger after realising that he had mistakenly voted for the ruling party. (more...)
Mueller report likely to be made public on Thursday, Justice Department says
- April 20, 2019

As Washington counted down to the release, Donald Trump stepped up his attacks in an 11th-hour effort to undermine the report's findings. But Barr said he believed that evidence in the report was insufficient to establish obstruction. (more...)
Bangladesh girl killed on teacher’s order Bangladesh girl killed on teacher’s order
- April 20, 2019

Nusrat Jahan Rafi , 19, was lured to the roof of her madrasa, or Islamic school, in Feni April 6 and doused in kerosene by four attackers wearing burqas - after she refused to withdraw her case against the principal, the BBC reported Thursday. (more...)
Police Have Revealed What They Suspect Caused The Fire At Notre Dame Police Have Revealed What They Suspect Caused The Fire At Notre Dame
- April 20, 2019

Firefighters and technicians work on a balcony of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 19, 2019 , four days after a fire devastated the cathedral. On Monday, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin offered condolences to Paris following the fire. Among others honoured was Myriam Chudzinski, one of the first firefighters to reach the roof as the blaze raged. (more...)
NOAA: Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 5 NOAA: Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 5
- April 20, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center finished analyzing the storm and announced Friday it has been upgraded to a category 5 from a category 4 at landfall. "We note that the 5-[knot] increase in estimated maximum wind speed at landfall is small and well within the normal uncertainty", they wrote. Both categories signify the potential for catastrophic damage. (more...)
Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller
- April 20, 2019

The two-volume, 448-page report recounts how Mr Trump repeatedly sought to take control of the Russian Federation probe. "President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again", Mr Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. (more...)
Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort to End US Involvement in Yemen Civil War Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort to End US Involvement in Yemen Civil War
- April 20, 2019

US support in Yemen includes advising the Saudi coalition and intelligence and surveillance support. The move was the second veto of Trump's presidency. "The resolution would have had a very limited practical effect on the course of the fighting", said John Hannah, a former senior George W. Bush administration national security aide now at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank. (more...)
ACLU Warns of ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint
- April 19, 2019

The group's actions have been condemned by civil liberties groups and New Mexico state officials. Border Patrol said in six months they've encountered 114 different groups of more than 100 people illegally crossing into the U.S. Otero County, which touches neighboring El Paso, issued a declaration Wednesday that urged Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy National Guard Troops and reopen Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints to stem the flow of drugs and other illegal activity ... (more...)
13 dead in South Africa church collapse, emergency services say
- April 19, 2019

According to local reports, there had been a storm with heavy winds in the area that is believed to have contributed to the church's collapse. "A building that was being used by congregants belonging to the Pentecostal Church collapsed, leaving a total of 13 worshippers reportedly dead." Pictures of the scene in Dlangubo on the emergency services' Twitter page showed bricks and piles of debris strewn across the church floor, with pipes and pillars hanging from higher parts of the ... (more...)
Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life
- April 19, 2019

The 17-year-old girl later told investigators she had been choked so hard by her mother for watching a Justin Bieber video , she thought she would die. Sometimes we live in filth. "Sometimes I wake up and I can't breathe because how dirty the house is". "My mother says we're private schooled, but we really don't do school", the girl said. (more...)
Australia: Dingoes crawl into campervan, take toddler - father gives chase Australia: Dingoes crawl into campervan, take toddler - father gives chase
- April 19, 2019

A heroic dad rescued his toddler son from a dingo's jaws after the child was dragged from his family's camper in Australia by a group of the wild dogs and left with a fractured skull, according to reports. ABC News reports that he is now being treated in hospital and is in a stable condition. Extra rangers were assigned to investigate the attack and patrol the island . (more...)
The Mainstream Media's Mueller 'Meltdown' is 'Truly Astonishing'
- April 19, 2019

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters following a television interview with Fox News outside the White House, on January 23. Should Sarah Sanders hold another, she can expect to spend it in the hot seat. She added, "I'm sorry I wasn't a robot". Sanders admitted that her claims on Comey's firing "were not founded on anything". (more...)
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting
- April 19, 2019

Earlier today, the United Nations refugee agency saaid it has evacuated 163 people from Libya to Niger, the first such flight since fighting in the capital Tripoli escalated two weeks ago. General Haftar leads the rebel Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, aligned with the House of Representatives, an elected government based in the east of the country. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez for impeachment proceedings after reading report Ocasio-Cortez for impeachment proceedings after reading report
- April 19, 2019

President Trump has special counsel Robert Mueller's report behind him, but he, his administration and his business interests are still under investigation. Impeachment takes only a majority vote in the House, where Democrats control matters. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., effectively took impeachment off the table late month when she said impeaching Trump was "just not worth it". (more...)
Barr Ruling Against Migrants Fresh 'Assault,' ACLU Says Barr Ruling Against Migrants Fresh 'Assault,' ACLU Says
- April 19, 2019

The ruling is available below. The Trump administration has argued that immigrants are "gaming the system" and seeking asylum with their children because they know they will be released in the United States . I mean, would this new order apply to those families? AG Barr orders detention of some asylum-seekers... Approximately, 161,000 people claimed asylum previous year. (more...)
Man Threw Iguana At Manager Inside Restaurant Man Threw Iguana At Manager Inside Restaurant
- April 19, 2019

The manager said Teeter walked into the restaurant and laid in a booth before throwing a menu at a waitress, Painesville police said in a statement. During the brief hearing, Teeter was disruptive and repeatedly swore at the judge. The bright teal iguana, whom officers "affectionately" named Copper, was seized and later released to the Lake County Humane Society to be checked for injuries, police said. (more...)
Ketchup, handbags and consoles among U.S. imports facing tariffs Ketchup, handbags and consoles among U.S. imports facing tariffs
- April 19, 2019

The possible levies may hit various items ranging from ketchup, vodka, chocolate and lobsters to video-game consoles, bicycle pedals, tractors, shovels and handbags. Both sides have said they would prefer a settlement that did not lead to the imposition of tariffs. Trade tensions between the USA and EU have run high since President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports a year ago. (more...)

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