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Facebook's co-founder joins calls to break up the company Facebook's co-founder joins calls to break up the company
- Мая 09, 2019

Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly users, according to its most recent earnings report , while WhatsApp , Messenger and Instagram , are each used by more than 1 billion people. Despite its myriad scandals - Russian propagandists exploiting the platform to spread misinformation and sway US elections, the sharing of millions of users' personal data with the political data firm Cambridge Analytica and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix - Facebook's reach continues to grow. (more...)
Pompeo's Meeting With Merkel Canceled Due to 'Pressing Issues' Pompeo's Meeting With Merkel Canceled Due to 'Pressing Issues'
- Мая 09, 2019

The U.S. State Department says a planned meeting between U.S. "The secretary looks forward to being in Berlin soon", said a statement. However, they did not provide further details on the reason for the change of plans. The US government accuses Germany, its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, of insufficient military spending. During his visit to Germany, Pompeo was expected to address the issue of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. (more...)
Video of joyful Afghan boy dancing on new prosthetic leg goes viral Video of joyful Afghan boy dancing on new prosthetic leg goes viral
- Мая 09, 2019

In a heart touching and emotional video, a little boy named Ahmad, who lost one of his limbs in a landmine blast in Afghanistan , rejoices and get emotional after he gets back an artificial limb. Ahmad's video was shot by Mulkara Rahimi, another physiotherapist at the Red Cross centre. "Even with all of the people we helped, we aren't coming close to being able to assist everyone in need". (more...)
Thousands of Guns Found at Home in Upscale LA Neighborhood Thousands of Guns Found at Home in Upscale LA Neighborhood
- Мая 09, 2019

One man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of violating a state law that outlaws the manufacture, possession or sale of assault weapons and high-caliber rifles. The agency did say that it executed the search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. "They're going to be there a long time". In addition, ATF spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun, in a written statement, said authorities were anonymously tipped off that someone was "conducting illegal firearms transaction outside the scope of the ... (more...)
Elephant kills British soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi Elephant kills British soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi
- Мая 09, 2019

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said he served with "great courage and professionalism" and was carrying out "vital" counter-poaching work. Talbot's death was particularly tragic as poachers continue to criminally slaughter wildlife. Poaching in Malawi is estimated to have halved the country's elephant population from 4,000 in the 1980s to 2,000 in 2015.Deployments to Nkhotakota and Majete Wildlife Reserves began last May, following a successful pilot scheme in Liwonde National Park in ... (more...)
Pope to refugees: You bear cross of humanity Pope to refugees: You bear cross of humanity
- Мая 09, 2019

Pope Francis met Monday with refugees in Bulgaria's showcase refugee center, after he urged the migrant-skeptic government to not close its eyes to their suffering. The Monday afternoon peace meeting opened with the children's choir singing "We Are the World" in English. He was quoted by the website podtepeto.com as saying: "The visit by the Pope of Rome is a political act, the goal is to unite all the churches around Rome, and when the Antichrist comes, for the Pope to meet him". (more...)
Moon, Trump Reach Consensus on Food Aid to the North Moon, Trump Reach Consensus on Food Aid to the North
- Мая 09, 2019

However, she added, referring to food aid: "If South Korea moves forward on that front, we're not going to intervene". The U.S. government believes North Korea launched a ballistic missile last week but is refraining from identifying it as such due to concerns that doing so could hamper President Donald Trump's efforts to reach a denuclearization deal, diplomatic sources said Thursday. (more...)
A $2.3 billion error! Typo spotted on Australia's $50 banknote A $2.3 billion error! Typo spotted on Australia's $50 banknote
- Мая 09, 2019

Forty-six million have been printed since the new version entered circulation a year ago. It took the public several months to notice that something was wrong with it. There she was instrumental in opening the legal and other professions to women. Edith Cowan played a crucial role in winning the vote for women in Western Australia and at the age of 60 entered parliament. (more...)
Deputy of Venezuela's Guaido arrested and dragged away by tow truck Deputy of Venezuela's Guaido arrested and dragged away by tow truck
- Мая 09, 2019

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court also accused three other lawmakers of committing crimes including conspiracy, rebellion and treason, and asked the Constituent Assembly to determine whether to strip them of their immunity. The Maduro government accuses Zambrano of being involved in that attempted uprising, NPR's Philip Reeves reports. He wrote that he refused to leave the vehicle, which was subsequently towed with him inside it to the Helicoide, a government building in Caracas used for ... (more...)
Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from U.S. sanctions Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from U.S. sanctions
- Мая 09, 2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced earlier Wednesday that Iran would not fully withdraw from the JCPOA, but that it would reduce its commitments to it. Similarly, French Defense Minister Florence Parly told BFMTV television that "nothing would be worse than Iran leaving this deal". Last week, the Trump administration also eliminated other waivers that had allowed Tehran to exchange its enriched uranium for unrefined yellowcake uranium from Russian Federation and export its excess ... (more...)
A few severe storms possible through Wednesday evening A few severe storms possible through Wednesday evening
- Мая 09, 2019

The storm watch will affect parts of the Plains, the Midwest and the South this week. As storms move in to the mid-state, the region will see a slight risk for severe weather. A few of these storms could become severe, capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. From east Texas into western Lousiana temperatures may warm enough on Wednesday to increase the risk of tornadoes spawning. (more...)
Magic mushrooms' decriminalisation backed by voters in Denver, United States Magic mushrooms' decriminalisation backed by voters in Denver, United States
- Мая 09, 2019

The no-votes seemed to have had it on election night, but final results released by the Denver Elections Division a little after 4 p.m. Wednesday show the yes-votes ahead by about 2,000. The ban stymied medical research , but small studies in recent years have found the substance had positive effects on anxiety and depression for cancer patients. (more...)
Gov. DeSantis signs controversial bill arming teachers in Florida public schools Gov. DeSantis signs controversial bill arming teachers in Florida public schools
- Мая 09, 2019

But he previously made it clear he supports the changes made to the law enacted after a rifle-toting former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people in February 2018. The program is voluntary for school districts and employees. DeSantis fired Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel in January after a preliminary investigation into the Parkland shooting by a state commission found police and school officials' incompetence largely to blame for the carnage. (more...)
Huawei CFO Meng was denied rights in Canada arrest, lawyer says Huawei CFO Meng was denied rights in Canada arrest, lawyer says
- Мая 09, 2019

Lawyer Scott Fenton claimed that comments made by US President Donald Trump also suggested that the case against his client is politically motivated, hence defence would seek a stay in proceeding, the report said. In recent weeks, China has upped the pressure on Canada and halted Canadian canola imports and suspended the permits of two major pork producers. (more...)
Kejriwal's lie caught, Delhi Police reveal truth about his attacker Kejriwal's lie caught, Delhi Police reveal truth about his attacker
- Мая 09, 2019

Till now, when the BJP unleashed injustice on traders, I stood by them with all dedication and as chief minister of Delhi whatever powers were available to me, I fought for the traders' rights and protected them till wherever I could". "Naya Hindustan kisi ko chhedta nahi hain, lekin chhedne walon ko chhodta bhi nahi hain.ghar mein ghus ke maarta hain", he said, adding that in five years, security personnel have prevented several mishaps in the country. (more...)
Taliban Attack In Kabul Labelled Crime Against Civilians Taliban Attack In Kabul Labelled Crime Against Civilians
- Мая 09, 2019

At least nine injured people were taken to a hospital, said Wahidullah Mayar, a Health Ministry spokesperson. The attack targeted an worldwide aid group called Counterpart global, which has offices near those of the Afghan attorney general, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi. (more...)
Report shows the Earth is changing at 'unprecedented' rate Report shows the Earth is changing at 'unprecedented' rate
- Мая 09, 2019

The bombshell executive summary of a 1,800-page tome crafted by more than 400 experts - the first United Nations global assessment of the natural world in 15 years - will be unveiled Monday. "Biodiversity and nature's contributions to people are our common heritage and humanity's most important life-supporting "safety net". That includes more than 40 percent of amphibian species, nearly 33 percent of corals and more than a third of all marine mammals. (more...)
Trump fixer helped Jerry Falwell, Jr cover up scandal involving racy photographs Trump fixer helped Jerry Falwell, Jr cover up scandal involving racy photographs
- Мая 09, 2019

Citing "a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters ", the British news agency reported Tuesday that Michael Cohen told the comedian that the president of Liberty University had told him someone had "personal" photographs that normally would be "between husband and wife". (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan to introduce new baby Prince Harry and Meghan to introduce new baby
- Мая 09, 2019

There's no doubt about it the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revolted against all Royal protocol and chosen to have their pregnancy their way. The world has been given its first ever glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's newborn son today as his beaming parents finally showed off their little bundle of joy to millions of royal fans across the globe. (more...)
United States move to deter Iran also carries risk of confrontation United States move to deter Iran also carries risk of confrontation
- Мая 09, 2019

Being on the edge without engaging in direct military conflict is likely to remain the status quo between the United States and Iran for the foreseeable future, he said. "We will hold the Iranian regime accountable for any attack on USA forces or our interests". A Defense Department official told CBS News the United States has detected "a number of preparations for possible attack" from Iran on USA targets on land or at sea. (more...)