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Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries
- May 16, 2019

The Las Vegas Sun reported that Bishop was identified in part by a "Love" emblem on her jacket and her son's distinctive Spider-Man backpack. He starts to step off the bus when the woman quickly shoves him from behind, slamming the 74-year-old onto the sidewalk, where Fournier lies motionless sprawled atop his cart, the video shows. (more...)
Alabama Senate Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Bill Alabama Senate Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Bill
- May 16, 2019

Lawmakers in Alabama recently voted to ban virtually all abortions in the state, setting up a likely challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. The law criminalized an abortion method called dilation and evacuation, sometimes called D&E, in which the woman's cervix is dilated and the contents of the uterus are removed. (more...)
Muslim man killed in riots despite curfew, government urges calm Muslim man killed in riots despite curfew, government urges calm
- May 15, 2019

Social media users further flagged individuals who had taken part in the violence and been arrested only to be released due to mobs surrounding the police station. The moulavi has been remanded till May 14 after he was produced before the Negombo Magistrate's Court a day before. Video recordings of the clashes shared by locals revealed at least two key suspects were present in the vicinity, with the mobs. (more...)
USA lawsuit accuses drugs firms of inflating costs USA lawsuit accuses drugs firms of inflating costs
- May 14, 2019

Then, starting in 2012, the suit alleges that Teva and the other companies colluded to not only maintain their respective shares of the market, but raise prices on as many drugs as possible, with a particular focus on what it called "High Quality" competitors, whose products overlapped with its own. (more...)
Houthis Start Pull Out From Ports Following Peace Deal Houthis Start Pull Out From Ports Following Peace Deal
- May 14, 2019

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the pullout from Hodeida, as well as the two smaller ports of Salif and Ras Issa, began in the morning. "It's an attempt to disinform the global community", said Al-Iryani. He added that the Houthis must commit to fully following through on the redeployment. (more...)
China to impose tariffs on US$60 billion of U.S. goods China to impose tariffs on US$60 billion of U.S. goods
- May 14, 2019

The latest tit-for-tat exchange comes as trade talks have failed to yield a deal. "They LOVE ripping off America!", Trump said. "This has been proven recently when only 4 points were paid by the USA, 21 points by China because China subsidizes product to such a large degree", Trump tweeted . (more...)
Israel Reopens Gaza's Border Crossings to Alleviate Humanitarian Suffering Israel Reopens Gaza's Border Crossings to Alleviate Humanitarian Suffering
- May 14, 2019

He called the council's "obsessive" focus on Israeli settlements a "farce", saying settlements aren't hindering peace, and said the council should condemn Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad for firing hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza. (more...)
German crossbow deaths police find more bodies German crossbow deaths police find more bodies
- May 14, 2019

They were met with a freaky and horrifying scene - a 54-year-old man and two women, aged 30 and 33, dead with crossbow bolts through their mid-sections and two crossbows lying on the floor. Yet it unclear what exactly happened in the woodland inn. Police in Bavaria added that they are now carrying out autopsies on the bodies, and that they have seized a white Renault pick-up which the victims drove to the hotel in. (more...)
India election 2019: Sixth round of voting under way for 59 seats India election 2019: Sixth round of voting under way for 59 seats
- May 13, 2019

The BJP says Modi was reacting to Rahul Gandhi calling him a thief. Voting began on Sunday morning for 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls. We will accept the people's mandate", Gandhi told reporters". However, in 2019, the chances of the BJP repeating its performance appears bleak in the changed political landscape. (more...)
US charges Jho Low, ex-rapper over funding in 2012 election US charges Jho Low, ex-rapper over funding in 2012 election
- May 12, 2019

The fugitive entrepreneur Jho Low has been accused of "masterminding a massive diversion of cash from Malaysia's 1MDB wealth fund ". The charges against fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low and onetime Fugees member Prakazrel "Pras" Michel stem from a broad federal effort to track billions of dollars Low has already been accused of stealing from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund - a portion of which has allegedly been used to attempt to influence USA government officials. (more...)
Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Gwadar Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Gwadar
- May 12, 2019

Firing was underway at the Pearl Continental Hotel after three to four armed militants barged into the facility, Dawn News quoted Gwadar station house officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai as saying. He called for a "well planned and strong action against the terrorists", adding that he is "in touch with police and local administration" regarding the situation. (more...)
North Korea fires unidentified projectile, claims South North Korea fires unidentified projectile, claims South
- May 12, 2019

A North Korean long-range rocket is launched into the air at the Sohae rocket launch site, North Korea , in this photo released by Kyodo, on February 7, 2016. "The relationship continues. I know they want to negotiate, they're talking about negotiating". "We'll push for sending food to North Korean citizens in cooperation with the global community", said Lee Sang-min, spokesman for the Ministry of Unification on North Korean affairs. (more...)
McConnell: Trump Jr. Subpoena Shouldn't Concern President McConnell: Trump Jr. Subpoena Shouldn't Concern President
- May 12, 2019

Blumenthal, a member of the committee, on Thursday noted that Trump Jr.s testimony to the panel in 2017 appears to contradict statements in special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page Russian Federation report. "The last thing he needs is Washington , D.C. He'd rather not be involved", Trump said. Lying to a congressional committee could be a crime, and Senate intelligence members are likely interested in finding out whether Trump Jr. (more...)
European parliament elections will go ahead in Britain European parliament elections will go ahead in Britain
- May 12, 2019

Britain's Conservative government confirmed Tuesday that the country will hold the elections to the European Parliament following MPs' repeated rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal. She continued: "It will tell us that the two-party system on this issue is completely broken". A number of other parties have already announced their candidates and launched their European election campaigns, but the Conservatives have yet to do the same. (more...)
Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse
- May 12, 2019

Francis told 850 superiors of religious orders gathered at the Vatican for the triennial assembly of the International Union of Superiors General, the main umbrella group of nuns, that theirs is a vocation of service, not servitude. The law makes clear he can use lay experts to help, a key provision that is already used in many dioceses. "Pope Francis" Motu Proprio , " Vos estis lux mundi , ' establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that bishops and religious ... (more...)
Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Trip to Iraq to Press US Concerns About Iran Pompeo Makes Unscheduled Trip to Iraq to Press US Concerns About Iran
- May 11, 2019

Shortly before the meeting, Mrs May assured the House of Commons she would not consider any options which would endanger national security communications. Iran announced on Wednesday it was relaxing curbs on its nuclear program under the 2015 deal with world powers, and threatened to do more - including enriching uranium to a higher level - if other countries did not shield it from USA sanctions. (more...)
ANC leads the elections, DA holds the main opposition status ANC leads the elections, DA holds the main opposition status
- May 11, 2019

There is now a commission looking into high-level corruption under the Zuma administration. The top candidate of the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa , it seems, is that a second term for sure. But he faces a struggle convincing some members of his party to back his reformist agenda. Its biggest win was in 2004 when it won the parliamentary election with 69% of the vote, under former head of state Thabo Mbeki . (more...)
Denver passes referendum allowing magic mushrooms Denver passes referendum allowing magic mushrooms
- May 10, 2019

As many as 1,300 votes were yet to be counted, but Denver's Election Division declared that was not enough to swing the vote the other way and that final results would be published next week. In the lead-up to the vote, the Decriminalise Denver campaign turned to the same strategy that marijuana activists used to decriminalise cannabis possession in the city in 2005. (more...)
Florida schools can arm teachers under new law Florida schools can arm teachers under new law
- May 10, 2019

On March 24, 2018, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the scene of a mass shooting February 14, 2018, were joined by more than 800,000 people as they march in a nationwide protest demanding sensible gun control laws. (more...)
US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions
- May 10, 2019

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff a day earlier said it detected North Korea firing multiple projectiles toward the sea from near the eastern town of Wonsan. "The North Koreans aim to bring Trump back into the room", Mike Breen, author of The New Koreans , told Asia Times following Thursday's launch. Following the collapse of the Trump-Kim meeting, North Korea had demanded South Korea to proceed with inter-Korean economic projects held back by USA -led sanctions against the North. (more...)
Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid U.S. sanctions Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid U.S. sanctions
- May 09, 2019

Meanwhile, the semi-official Iranian Students' News Agency quoted "knowledgeable sources" as saying that Iran on Wednesday will announce "reciprocal actions" to the U.S. In response to the USA ending the sanctions waivers, Iran repeated threats to block the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a critical passageway for the world's oil exports. (more...)
Video shows Sandra Bland’s arrest from her cell phone Video shows Sandra Bland’s arrest from her cell phone
- May 08, 2019

Cellphone footage shot by Sandra Bland and made public Monday night shows her encounter with state Trooper Brian Encinia that led to her arrest in 2015. "We also know they have an extremely, extremely good cover-up system", Needham said. However, the charge was later dropped when he promised to surrender his law enforcement license and "not pursue or engage in employment, in any capacity, with law enforcement", Sputnik previously reported. (more...)
Protester tosses egg at Aussie PM Protester tosses egg at Aussie PM
- May 08, 2019

Security guards pounced on the protester, who was wearing a beanie and casual clothes, and dragged her away moments after the attack. Police say the egg missed the Prime Minister, who flinched. "Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes", Morrison wrote. "No injuries have been reported". (more...)
Pelosi Worried Trump Won’t Accept Defeat in 2020 Pelosi Worried Trump Won’t Accept Defeat in 2020
- May 08, 2019

Republicans aren't keen to roll again tax cuts from Trump's 2017 tax reform laws, a thought Democrats who largely opposed that measure has floated as a manner of financing the infrastructure plans. Trump and congressional Democrats are meeting after they requested to meet to go over projects to reconstruct bridges, roads and other infrastructure. (more...)
Biden, Buttigieg are keeping 2020 focus on SC Biden, Buttigieg are keeping 2020 focus on SC
- May 08, 2019

Biden joins " CBS This Morning " to discuss why she thinks her husband can unite a divided country, and her new book, " Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself". He also said "I get it" and said he would change how he campaigns. 'You know, my kids, my grandkids are used to politics. And she told CNN the Biden family will not take the president's "bait" should he come after them. (more...)
Multiple victims in shooting at STEM School in Colorado Multiple victims in shooting at STEM School in Colorado
- May 08, 2019

Douglas County undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said there was a possible eighth injury. The school's website says that about 1,800 students attend the school and that it is a K-12 school. Nearby schools were placed on lockout, according to the local station. The school was surrounded by first responders, Paulson said . Highlands Ranch is a suburb of Denver, and the school is roughly 14 miles from the city center. (more...)
Markets got 'way ahead of themselves' on China trade talks Markets got 'way ahead of themselves' on China trade talks
- May 08, 2019

Prior to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports previous year, Lix says , about 15 percent of his sales were to Europe. They include better protection of USA intellectual property and an end to forced technology transfers from US companies and cybertheft of American trade secrets. (more...)
Private jet crashes in Mexico, 14 feared dead Private jet crashes in Mexico, 14 feared dead
- May 07, 2019

Officials haven't yet been able to inspect the crash site in the border state of Coahuila because the area is mountainous and hard to access, said Fernando Orta of the state's emergency services department. It said no survivors were found. Names of crew and passengers published in local media and sourced to flight information website fltplan.com, listed only Hispanic surnames. (more...)
USA tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program USA tightens sanctions on Iran's N-program
- May 07, 2019

Apart from that, until now, Iran was allowed to ship low-enriched uranium to Russian Federation before it reaches 300-kilogram limit, which would likely to be hit by the recent U.S. The EU and the three European signatories of the accord said in a joint statement on May 4 that they were troubled by the USA decision "not to fully renew waivers for nuclear nonproliferation projects in the framework" of the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). (more...)
Prosecutors Sign Statement Saying Trump Would Be Indicted if He Weren't President Prosecutors Sign Statement Saying Trump Would Be Indicted if He Weren't President
- May 07, 2019

The Justice Department declined to comment. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler subpoenaed the full document and underlying evidence, setting an initial deadline that Barr missed last week. In a pair of tweets , Trump said the special counsel should not appear before the House Judiciary Committee and questioned why the Democratically-controlled committee would need Mueller's testimony after concluding his two-year investigation into allegations of collusion between Russian ... (more...)
USA to Impose Higher Tariffs on Chinese Exports USA to Impose Higher Tariffs on Chinese Exports
- May 07, 2019

China's foreign ministry said that officials were still planning to travel to the US for the next round of talks - but was unable to confirm when amid signs that a delay is now being considered. A spokesman for the Chinese government said its envoys continue to prepare for a trip to the United States for trade talks, although there were concerns in the aftermath of Trump's tweet that Beijing might back out to avoid looking weak in the face of American pressure. (more...)
BRI will help China add to its global military bases, says Pentagon BRI will help China add to its global military bases, says Pentagon
- May 06, 2019

The assessment is included in the military's annual report to the US Congress on China's armed forces and follows Beijing's publication of its first official Arctic policy white paper in June past year. He said China continues to challenge US military advantages, such as America's ability to deploy and sustain forces anywhere in the world and its unparalleled alliance system. (more...)
Barr is Under Fire for Russia Probe Report Barr is Under Fire for Russia Probe Report
- May 06, 2019

Mr Nadler said he wouldn't immediately issue a subpoena for Mr Barr's testimony but would first focus on getting the full Mueller report , likely including a vote holding Mr Barr in contempt of Congress. But Barr, who called Mueller's letter "a little bit snitty ", said Mueller's reaction was different in a follow-up phone conversation. Christopher Coons, D-Del., who pressed the attorney general on whether he omitted key details of Mueller's report from his initial account of the findings. (more...)
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed outcome of Mueller probe in call Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed outcome of Mueller probe in call
- May 06, 2019

I am not in favor of military intervention, but I- I can just tell you that I listened to o Secretary of State Pompeo trying to explain this President's conversation with Vladimir Putin , and I just don't get it. Putin also told Trump that the new leadership in Ukraine should take steps to solve the Ukrainian crisis, the Kremlin said. Russian Federation is supporting President Nicolás Maduro over USA -backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó. (more...)
Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven Venezuelan army helicopter crashes near Caracas, killing seven
- May 06, 2019

Venezuelan authorities are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed seven military officers while they were while heading to a state where President Nicolas Maduro was visiting troops. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Trump against US interference in Venezuela during a May 3 phone call. Venezuelans on Wednesday heeded a call from Guaido to take to the streets in a bid to force Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis. (more...)
Cyclone Fani kills at least 15 as it moves to Bangladesh Cyclone Fani kills at least 15 as it moves to Bangladesh
- May 05, 2019

Eastern India is regularly buffeted by cyclones off the Bay of Bengal, with 10,000 people killed in Odisha alone in 1999, mostly from a storm surge bringing flooding and debris many miles inland. At least six people died in Bhubaneswar, Odisha's state capital, where fallen trees blocked roads and electricity supply was still to be fully restored. (more...)
Terrorists Launch Rockets at Israel from Gaza, Prompting Air Strikes Terrorists Launch Rockets at Israel from Gaza, Prompting Air Strikes
- May 05, 2019

Chinese workers look on as an Iron Dome anti-missile projectile intercepts a rocket that was sacked from Gaza, above the Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel May 4, 2019. The other deaths were those of a woman and her 14-month-old daughter who were killed in an air strike in the east of the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian officials. (more...)
'Hey China' Clinton Mocks Mueller Report Results on TV 'Hey China' Clinton Mocks Mueller Report Results on TV
- May 04, 2019

She said the Democrats "crashed and burned" on Kavanaugh after he refused to withdraw from the process and now they are calling on Barr to resign. Mueller had complained to Barr in a private letter on March 27 that the attorney general's summary letter failed to "fully capture the context, nature and substance" of the investigation and added to "public confusion about critical aspects of the results". (more...)
Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home
- May 04, 2019

Maridam Yacfar told reporters at the prison Friday, May 3, 2019, that Doan Thi Huong looked "happy" but couldn't give further details. Doan Thi Huong, 28, left the Malaysia jail Friday, her lawyer confirmed to TIME, and will be flown home in the evening. (more...)
Homeland Security to seek more funding to handle border crossings Homeland Security to seek more funding to handle border crossings
- May 04, 2019

USA government searches of travelers' cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings almost quadrupled since 2015 and were being done for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that claims scouring the electronic devices without a warrant is unconstitutional. (more...)