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Tiahleigh Palmer: foster father Rick Thorburn gets life for murder Tiahleigh Palmer: foster father Rick Thorburn gets life for murder
- May 25, 2018

Thorburn's two sons and wife have also been jailed. The court heard Tiahleigh was first placed into care in 2010, aged seven. Rick Thorburn killed 12-year-old Tiahleigh Palmer in 2015. You took that from me, from our family and from Tiahleigh. The family maintained the secret in the months following the murder, which gained national attention. (more...)
PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan
- May 25, 2018

As per certain reports, both Prime Ministers will likely hold bilateral meetings. She said her country had allowed the refugees to enter on humanitarian grounds, but wants to repatriate them as soon as possible. India helped Bangladesh in the field of space technology and will be supporting in future too. "When approaching the dais I was thinking that this is the land of Rabindranath Tagore". (more...)
Kilauea lava streams into Pacific Ocean Kilauea lava streams into Pacific Ocean
- May 25, 2018

The gas "can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated" or "emerge from cracks in the ground several feet away", the USGS said. Officials also said that crews had remained on the scene monitoring for gas releases and had detected no sign of hydrogen sulfide, a flammable and extremely risky gas. (more...)
Facebook, WhatsApp and Google accused of breaking new data protection law Facebook, WhatsApp and Google accused of breaking new data protection law
- May 25, 2018

But now GDPR day has arrived, dozens of USA websites are blocked in the EU. The threat of fines of up to €20m (or 4pc of a company's global turnover, whichever is higher) means many firms will need to rethink large elements of their business model in order to continue to do business with the bloc. (more...)
Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact
- May 25, 2018

Reportedly, what happened was the family's Echo devices sent recordings of a private conversation to someone in their contact list. "Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like " Alexa ". After recording the conversation, it also sent it to one of their contacts. Amazon has described the event as an "extremely rare occurrence" . "We are taking steps to avoid this from happening in the future", said the statement to the news station. (more...)
Jets to pay fines if players violate anthem policy Jets to pay fines if players violate anthem policy
- May 25, 2018

And that led to Baldwin being asked about Trump's comment following the team's Organized Team Activity workout. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new policy that stirred up defenders of free speech, prompted a couple of owners to quickly backtrack and raised all sorts of potential questions heading into next season. (more...)
Kiev hotel prices soar ahead of Champions League final Kiev hotel prices soar ahead of Champions League final
- May 25, 2018

Real Madrid have experience of it - amazing, recent experience - after winning their previous two finals. "But has a lot of qualities and we have shown since he came that we have conceded fewer goals than before". "We have to play the flawless match to win the game and if the midfield is good, it gives more stability to the team, which is why, if we do our job properly, it will make it easier for our defence and the attackers to do their job". (more...)
Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims
- May 25, 2018

Sixteen people spoke with CNN and said they either witnessed or were directly subjected to inappropriate comments, staring or touching by the actor. In one particularly egregious story , a former production assistant on 2015's " Going In Style " said that Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear". (more...)
Samsung opens Cambridge AI Centre Samsung opens Cambridge AI Centre
- May 25, 2018

Samsung's advanced research and development arm, Samsung Research, is opening three new AI research centres worldwide. Samsung Research also oversaw the creation of the new AI Centers in Seoul last November and in Silicon Valley in January. (more...)
Lieutenant governor calls Brown video Lieutenant governor calls Brown video "alarming"
- May 25, 2018

The release of the video poetically arrives on the heels of the NFL's decision to enact a new fine on players who kneel in protest of police brutality during the national anthem. A physical confrontation ensued as officers questioned Brown about the parking violation, ending with cops wrestling him to the ground before using a taser and handcuffing him. (more...)
DHS secretary pushes back on assessment that Russian Federation meddled to help Trump DHS secretary pushes back on assessment that Russian Federation meddled to help Trump
- May 25, 2018

Following a classified election security briefing for Congress, Nielsen spoke to reporters, including CNN's Manu Raju. Nielsen added she has no reason to doubt intelligence assessments, but her answer drew scrutiny because the intelligence community assessment from January 2017 said: " Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for president-elect Trump ". (more...)
Uber Quits Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Arizona Following Death Of Pedestrian Uber Quits Autonomous Vehicle Testing In Arizona Following Death Of Pedestrian
- May 25, 2018

Video released by the local police force, sourced from cameras mounted on the autonomous Volvo SUV that had been modified with Uber's self-driving hardware, showed the safety driver only partially paying attention to the road. When the woman who was killed, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, there was a human test driver in the front seat, and in response Uber put its entire autonomous driving program on hold. (more...)
Two Irish men named as Ryder Cup vice captains for France Two Irish men named as Ryder Cup vice captains for France
- May 24, 2018

Westwood is a seven-time victor as a player in the contest against the US. Confirmation that Lee Westwood and Pádraig Harrington would serve as assistants to the Dane had been widely anticipated and duly arrived. "I am honoured to have been selected by Thomas to be one of what I think is a pretty impressive quintet of vice-captains", said Westwood. This year's event takes place at Paris' Le Golf National from 28 September. (more...)
PM Modi congratulates Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy PM Modi congratulates Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy
- May 24, 2018

As previously reported, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi , Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh, Rashtriya Janata Dal's Tejaswi Yadav and CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury occupied front seats. (more...)
Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Overnight Eruption at Kilauea Volcano Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Overnight Eruption at Kilauea Volcano
- May 23, 2018

The plant produces electricity by bringing steam up from underground wells and funneling it to a turbine generator. The lava now has crept within 200 yards of the nearest well. As new lava pushes toward the geothermal plant, state officials are readying evacuation plans. Lava from the Kilauea volcano is hitting the Pacific Ocean and it's sending laze, a risky combination of hydrochloric acid and glass particles, into the air. (more...)
Republicans, no Democrats, to attend meeting on Federal Bureau of Investigation campaign surveillance: White House Republicans, no Democrats, to attend meeting on Federal Bureau of Investigation campaign surveillance: White House
- May 23, 2018

She confirmed that House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) would meet with Wray and Coats on Thursday. The department said disclosure could have severe consequences, including potential loss of human life. Negotiations between the House Republicans and the Justice department appeared to stall last week ahead of Trump's tweet - an apparent reversal of the White House's initial policy. (more...)
Will Smith will perform the official 2018 World Cup song Will Smith will perform the official 2018 World Cup song
- May 22, 2018

That bit of news, while intriguing, also might come as a bit of a surprise. The 49-year-old Smith is known more for his acting than his musical chops these days. 'So excited for the World Cup , can't wait to be there and experience it'. However Smith and co would be expected to perform their song at the opening ceremony. (more...)
Miley Cyrus pranks Jimmy Kimmel with 'a full-on wrecking ball' Miley Cyrus pranks Jimmy Kimmel with 'a full-on wrecking ball'
- May 22, 2018

Jimmy thought that would be it but the other night it happened to him again. "I'm ready, I got the whole plan", Cyrus told cameras as she entered Kimmel's Los Angeles home. But things took a rough turn when Cyrus accidentally missed and hit Kimmel where it hurt. "Yes, I brought a wrecking ball", Cyrus said as she hammered Kimmel. (more...)
EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants
- May 22, 2018

The altercation reportedly occurred after EPA security told the reporter that they could not enter the building to report on the summit. When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building. (more...)
F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation
- May 22, 2018

More than 20 countries were sending representatives, either the heads of their air forces or their deputies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Vietnam, Poland, Romania, Canada, Finland, Brazil, Holland, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Austria. (more...)