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Christchurch mosque attacker charged with terrorism, say police Christchurch mosque attacker charged with terrorism, say police
- May 21, 2019

An additional murder charge and two additional attempted murder charges were also filed against him, meaning Tarrant will face 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act. The victims' families and survivors were told about the new charges at a meeting with police on Tuesday afternoon. He live-streamed himself as he opened fire in the packed Al Noor mosque during Friday prayers and then travelled across town to continue the carnage in the ... (more...)
India's acrimonious election comes to an end India's acrimonious election comes to an end
- May 21, 2019

Modi's right wing Bharatiya Janata Party secured a landslide victory in 2014 with 282 of the 543 seats. Total voter turnout in the national election was 64.9%, the national election commission said, up from 58% in the last national vote in 2014. (more...)
United Nations chief concerned about rising rhetoric between Iran, US United Nations chief concerned about rising rhetoric between Iran, US
- May 21, 2019

The Reuters news agency reported the blast was heard across central Baghdad and pointed out that the embassy and US consulate in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital of Erbil had already moved out non-emergency staffers "out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran". (more...)
North Korea reports 'worst drought in a century' North Korea reports 'worst drought in a century'
- May 21, 2019

North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed "very serious concerns" about the situation in the country. One of the world's poorest nation, North Korea, is facing the worst droughts in decades. United States on May 9 announced the seizure of a North Korean cargo ship, saying it had violated worldwide sanctions by exporting coal and importing machinery. (more...)
India’s PM Modi secures second term & stronger majority, exit polls show India’s PM Modi secures second term & stronger majority, exit polls show
- May 21, 2019

TPCC treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy said, "We are confident of winning five Lok Sabha seats". The BJP's decision to host the dinner comes following the exit polls which have been unanimous in projecting another term for Modi. Times Now telecast showed NDA can secure as many as 306 seats while the leftist coalition is on course to win 132 places. During the election campaign, Mr Modi played up the threat of Pakistan, India's Muslim-majority neighbour and arch-rival, especially after the ... (more...)
Trump weekend tweets on abortion aimed at toning down debate Trump weekend tweets on abortion aimed at toning down debate
- May 21, 2019

Trump says gains by anti-abortion activists will "rapidly disappear" if, as he put it in a tweet , "we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one". Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in almost all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery , Ala. (more...)
Austrian President announces snap poll in September Austrian President announces snap poll in September
- May 21, 2019

After the scandal broke, Kurz decided not to continue the governing coalition between his center-right People's Party and Strache's anti-immigration Freedom Party, saying he was fed up with missteps by his coalition partner. The makeup of any caretaker government until the snap election was also up for discussion. As of now, Transport Minister Norbert Hofer, who ran for the presidency in 2016, is expected to take over as head of the Freedom Party. (more...)
Intruder climbs side of Eiffel Tower, forcing evacuations Intruder climbs side of Eiffel Tower, forcing evacuations
- May 21, 2019

A rescuer dressed in red was trying to reach him. Members of a special firefighter climbing unit and police negotiators eventually persuaded the man to surrender, a Paris police official said. Police are said to have made contact with the unidentified climber, but it is unclear what his motivation was. An Eiffel Tower spokesperson told Reuters that the man entered the monument normally. (more...)
New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions is 'phony' New York Times report on Deutsche Bank transactions is 'phony'
- May 21, 2019

The spokeswoman described as " categorically false " any suggestion that bank staff were reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns related to any client. "I have spent a long time looking into this, and [Deutsche Bank] was the only bank willing to lend to [Donald Trump] for 20 years because of his pattern of defaults and the bank's hunger for growth in the U.S.", he tweeted . (more...)
New Ukraine President Zelenskiy dissolves parliament New Ukraine President Zelenskiy dissolves parliament
- May 21, 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky speaks as he takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony in the parliament hall in Kiev, Ukraine, May 20, 2019. He ditched the idea of a traditional motorcade to his inauguration, walking to parliament in the capital of Kiev through a park packed with people. (more...)
Al Jazeera Suspends Two Journalists for Video Minimizing the Holocaust Al Jazeera Suspends Two Journalists for Video Minimizing the Holocaust
- May 21, 2019

The video described Israel as the Shoah's "greatest beneficiary" and claimed the Jewish state "adopted the narrative" that Nazis killed six million Jews. In an email to staff he also called for the mandatory bias training and awareness program. " Al Jazeera continues to adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity". (more...)
Donald Trump: My campaign was 'conclusively' spied on, which amounts to 'treason' Donald Trump: My campaign was 'conclusively' spied on, which amounts to 'treason'
- May 21, 2019

Barr fired back at Democrats who have criticized his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report . However, Amash stopped short of calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, which many Democrats have been agitating for. (more...)
Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran
- May 21, 2019

The order relayed on Saturday by USA diplomats in Kuwait and the UAE came from an FAA Notice to Airmen published late on Thursday. An order, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and relayed by diplomats in Kuwait and the UAE, said aircraft operators needed to be aware of "heightened military activities and increased political tension". (more...)
Donald Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena and skip House testimony Donald Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena and skip House testimony
- May 21, 2019

McGahn has been directed to act accordingly. The special counsel's two-year investigation did not determine that Mr Trump conspired with alleged Russian Federation attempts to sway the 2016 U.S. Mr McGahn was interviewed for 30 hours by Mr Mueller's team of investigators, and was frequently cited in their 448-page report, released in April. (more...)
Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not end Iran - Zarif Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not end Iran - Zarif
- May 21, 2019

So far this month, officials in the United Arab Emirates alleged that four oil tankers sustained damage in a sabotage attack; Yemeni rebels allied with Iran launched a drone attack on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia; and US diplomats relayed a warning that commercial airlines could be misidentified by Iran and attacked , something dismissed by Tehran . (more...)
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage visits Wakefield city centre Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage visits Wakefield city centre
- May 20, 2019

The former UKip leader was then quickly moved away from the scene by his staff, with photos and video showing him covered in milk. The Brexit Party leader was heard to comment "complete failure" and "I could have spotted that a mile off" as he was ushered away by security following the incident in Newcastle city centre. (more...)
Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won't return Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won't return
- May 20, 2019

According to school officials, Bonnie Kimball should have provided the "meal of the day" instead of a la carte items. A spokeswoman for the Manchester-based company said Friday that an employee it did not name violated school and company policy and that a district manager had terminated the person. (more...)
Border Patrol Announces Fifth Death of a Detained Migrant Child Since December
- May 20, 2019

The man Bowen hit was sentenced to 30 days in a federal prison for illegally crossing the USA border. Using a derogatory term for Guatemalan citizens, Bowen responded: "Guats are best made crispy with an olive oil from their native pais", with "pais" being the Spanish word for "country". (more...)
Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead
- May 20, 2019

Saturday, Dallas Police Major Vincent Weddington said. The woman was not carrying identification but the medical examiner positively identified her as Muhlaysia Booker on Sunday afternoon, he told reporters. A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police. At least three other black transgender women had been killed this year in the United States, according to Human Rights Campaign . (more...)
Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs
- May 20, 2019

Some contract employees in the USA will also be let go as part of the cuts. In an email to employees, Ford CEO Jim Hackett said job cuts in North America would be completed by the end of the week, with layoffs in global markets to conclude by the end of August. (more...)

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