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Congestion on Everest leads to backlog of climbers in 'death zone' Congestion on Everest leads to backlog of climbers in 'death zone'
- Мая 24, 2019

Cash was 55-year-old sales executive and lived in the Utah city of Sandy. Cash was coming down the mountain after a push to the top that lasted more than 12 hours, according to the Himalayan Times , when he suffered what his family believes was a heart attack. (more...)
Deputies: Infant found dead in van outside Jacksonville daycare Deputies: Infant found dead in van outside Jacksonville daycare
- Мая 24, 2019

At 1:03 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office, the infant's mother called to make after-school arrangements for all of her children and it was discovered the baby had never been checked into the day care. In other cases , children have died because of high-temperatures inside a vehicle. Stay with ABC Action News for updates. The Department of Children and Families in Duvall County has begun the process of issuing an emergency suspension order to cease operations at the facility, the ... (more...)
John Walker Lindh to be freed from United States prison despite security fears John Walker Lindh to be freed from United States prison despite security fears
- Мая 24, 2019

Lindh became a lightning rod following his capture in Afghanistan in November 2001 - when he went by the name Abdul Hamid. Lindh told the court he condemned "terrorism on every level" and attacks by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden were "completely against Islam". (more...)
Iranian President Seeking Wartime Powers To Deal With 'Economic War' Iranian President Seeking Wartime Powers To Deal With 'Economic War'
- Мая 24, 2019

US President Donald Trump further stoked the fire in a tweet on Sunday that suggested Iran would be destroyed if it attacked US interests. There is enough real, provable violence originating in orders from Tehran to make war between Iran and the USA a distinct possibility. (more...)
Tokyo wants media to switch order of Japanese names Tokyo wants media to switch order of Japanese names
- Мая 24, 2019

At present, the Associated Press style guide does not include an entry for Japanese names, but AP writes the Japanese Prime Minister's name as Shinzo Abe. The exhortation was directed at foreign governments and media, as in Japanese the family name already comes first in writing or speech. Sachiko Ishikawa, a translator in Tokyo whose mother is German and father is Japanese, told The New York Times that such a change would mark a step backward. (more...)
USA does not dare attack Iran, says Revolutionary Guards commander USA does not dare attack Iran, says Revolutionary Guards commander
- Мая 24, 2019

Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. Some observers thought this was meant as a rebuke to Rouhani for requesting enhanced powers to deal with emergencies caused by the restoration of US sanctions against Iran, and as a retort to opposition critics who demand - sometimes from behind bars - that Khamenei should resign and dissolve the position of Supreme Leader. (more...)
Saudis Thwart Explosive-Laden Drone Targeting Patriot Missile Battery in Najran Saudis Thwart Explosive-Laden Drone Targeting Patriot Missile Battery in Najran
- Мая 24, 2019

The possible $7 billion sale to Saudi Arabia would include precision-guided munitions and combat aircraft, the Times said. President Donald Trump last month vetoed legislation that would have ended USA military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels but administration officials have complained that sales remain blocked. (more...)
Trump Announces $16B In Aid To Farmers Hurt By Trade War Trump Announces $16B In Aid To Farmers Hurt By Trade War
- Мая 24, 2019

Trump has threatened to slap tariffs of up to 25% on an additional list of Chinese imports worth about $300 billion, but his Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he was hopeful the two sides could resume negotiations. Tens of billions in recent stock-market losses reflect worries that USA trade friction with China isn't going away soon. "Consumers in the United States and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions", the International Monetary Fund paper said. (more...)
Nigel Farage’s campaign bus encounters milkshake-wielding protesters in Rochester Nigel Farage’s campaign bus encounters milkshake-wielding protesters in Rochester
- Мая 24, 2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after being hit with a milkshake during a campaign walkabout for the upcoming European elections in Newcastle, England, this week. The man who threw the shake Paul Crowther, 32, from Newcastle has since been charged with assault. The dairy products have seemingly replaced eggs as protesters' weapons of choice after a string of incidents this month. (more...)
Mnuchin Does 'Not Believe' IRS Memo Contradicts Him Mnuchin Does 'Not Believe' IRS Memo Contradicts Him
- Мая 24, 2019

The memo said that the only way out of complying with the request from House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is for the president to take the rare step of executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has not reviewed an IRS memo that says the president must turnover his tax returns to Congress. Mnuchin has said Neal's request would potentially weaponize private tax returns for political purposes. (more...)
Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts, but how many did it miss? Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts, but how many did it miss?
- Мая 24, 2019

Facebook saw a huge jump of bots trying to create fake accounts during the first quarter, with the company revealing Thursday that it took down 2.19 billion such accounts over the first three months of this year. Both humans and AI make mistakes and Facebook has been accused of political bias as well as ham-fisted removals of posts discussing -rather than promoting - racism. (more...)
Edgardo Ramos, federal judge, refuses to block Donald Trump bank subpoenas Edgardo Ramos, federal judge, refuses to block Donald Trump bank subpoenas
- Мая 24, 2019

In reaction to the court ruling against the President and his company, Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey said, "Fight on". The lawyers for the Congress' House Financial Services and Intelligence committees said they needed access to documents from the banks to investigate possible "foreign influence in the U.S. (more...)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces additional charges in new indictment
- Мая 24, 2019

Prosecutors alleged in the new indictment that Assange and WikiLeaks "repeatedly encouraged sources with access to classified information to steal it" and give it to the anti-secrecy organisation, posting on its website a "most wanted" list for leaks organised by country and saying the documents must be "likely to have political, diplomatic, ethical or historical impact on release". (more...)
Feds say banker bribed Manafort while seeking job in Trump administration
- Мая 23, 2019

Calk abused the power entrusted to him as the top official of a federally insured bank by approving millions of dollars in high-risk loans in an effort to secure a personal benefit", Audrey Strauss , Deputy US Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said Thursday, "namely an appointment as Secretary of the Army or another similarly high-level position in the incoming presidential administration". (more...)
Pakistan Says Willing to Open Peace Talks With India, Conducts Missile Test Pakistan Says Willing to Open Peace Talks With India, Conducts Missile Test
- Мая 23, 2019

Pakistan Army successfully conducted the training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Thursday. The statement comes as India counts election votes, with Narendra Modi expected to retain power. The terror attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed. (more...)
Canadian Hurricane Centre releases 2019 Atlantic forecast Canadian Hurricane Centre releases 2019 Atlantic forecast
- Мая 23, 2019

NOAA said to keep in mind this outlook does not suggest how numerous storms will hit land. NOAA officials announced that the Atlantic storm season was expected to be "near normal", but provided residents with tips on remaining prepared in case of emergency. (more...)
Jamie Oliver restaurant chains in administration Jamie Oliver restaurant chains in administration
- Мая 23, 2019

After reportedly emailing staff just 30 minutes before the news broke, Jamie commented: "I appreciate how hard this is for everyone affected. And we did exactly that", Oliver said in a separate statement. But, as mentioned by Oliver, Jamie's Italian has failed to escape the casual dining crunch, and buyers have proven to be evasive. At one point the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group had 42 Jamie's Italian branches in the UK. (more...)
U.S. suspects Assad of new chemical attack U.S. suspects Assad of new chemical attack
- Мая 23, 2019

There has been no independent confirmation of the use of chemicals. White Helmets civil defence workers, which do not operate in the immediate area, said they had no information on the attack. "We consider Assad incapable of delivering a lasting peace and his regime has lost its legitimacy due to its atrocities against its own. people". The State Department urged Assad to stop the attacks. (more...)
Nigel Farage 'trapped in Brexit bus' after arrival of group with milkshakes Nigel Farage 'trapped in Brexit bus' after arrival of group with milkshakes
- Мая 23, 2019

It was a continuation of a " milkshake madness" protest of Farage that has swept not just Britain but also social media this week. Concerns about his visit were raised when a stop in Newcastle earlier this week ended in a milkshake shower . (more...)
Healthy dog euthanized, cremated for burial with dead owner in U.S. Healthy dog euthanized, cremated for burial with dead owner in U.S.
- Мая 23, 2019

The healthy pup was recently euthanized and buried with her previous owner in accordance with instructions in the deceased woman's will, according to NBC affiliate WWBT . Lucas discussed how hard euthanasia is for all involved. "Whenever we're faced with a euthanasia situation, it's a very emotional situation - and beyond everything we talk about - that we need to do ethically, and we've taken an oath to do". (more...)