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Why Facebook didn't block shooting video Why Facebook didn't block shooting video
- March 20, 2019

But the video was viewed about 4,000 times before Facebook removed it, he added. Google , Facebook and Twitter rushed, and initially failed , to stop the spread of videos and images of the massacre. "There can not be a case of all profit no responsibility". Sonderby said challenges remained, including how to scrub screen recordings of the footage, so Facebook also used "additional detection systems, including the use of audio technology". (more...)
Pakistan tells China of 'deteriorating situation' in Kashmir Pakistan tells China of 'deteriorating situation' in Kashmir
- March 20, 2019

India , on its part has been engaged in lobbying world capitals against radiation of terrorism from Pakistan, especially after the Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the Pulwama attack. "We firmly support Pakistan's independent choice of development paths according to its national conditions, support its efforts towards national stability development and prosperity and support greater and more constructive role for Pakistan in global and regional affairs", he ... (more...)
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get software upgrade by end of month Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get software upgrade by end of month
- March 20, 2019

Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft faces scrutiny after the Ethiopian Airlines crash killed all 157 aboard. "We will fully cooperate in the review in the Department of Transportation's audit", Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers said in an email. (more...)
Money raised for ‘Egg Boy’ will be donated to New Zealand victims Money raised for ‘Egg Boy’ will be donated to New Zealand victims
- March 20, 2019

On Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page for Will Connolly, now commonly known as Egg Boy , had already surpassed its goal of raising 50,000 Australian dollars, about $35,000. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the Queensland senator's comments as "appalling" and "ugly" with "no place in Australia". "This was the moment I felt proud to exist as a human being". (more...)
Row deepens over Turkey's 'deeply offensive' massacre comments Row deepens over Turkey's 'deeply offensive' massacre comments
- March 20, 2019

Morrison met with the ambassador at Australia's Parliament House on Wednesday morning, where he asked for Erdogan to withdraw the remarks made overnight. Australians planning to travel to Turkey for Anzac Day are now being urged to exercise caution and await further advice, following the incendiary comments. (more...)
China claims it has arrested nearly 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang since 2014 China claims it has arrested nearly 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang since 2014
- March 20, 2019

Over that time, 2 052 explosive devices were seized and more than 30 000 people punished for taking part in nearly 5 000 "illegal religious activities", the report said. China, which previously denied the presence of the camps, has recently shifted to calling them "vocational education centres". It defines the region as a key battlefield in that offensive, as in recent years, Xinjiang has carried out pragmatic exchanges and cooperation with neighboring countries in areas including ... (more...)
Michael Cohen racked up $3M in consulting fees after Trump's election Michael Cohen racked up $3M in consulting fees after Trump's election
- March 20, 2019

The affidavits, hundreds of pages long, offered tantalizing new insights into the investigation of Cohen . Cohen has said Trump personally approved of and repaid him as part of that scheme, including making some payments as president in 2017. (more...)
Ramaphosa remains confident load shedding won’t hurt ANC at polls Ramaphosa remains confident load shedding won’t hurt ANC at polls
- March 20, 2019

Mabuza says Eskom's new plants are tripping due to various problems. Looking to supplement its ageing power plants that are between 37 and 50 years old, Eskom is developing the Kusile and Medupi projects, but both are years behind schedule and tens of billions of rands over budget. (more...)
Letter in Dutch suspect's getaway vehicle suggests terror motive: prosecutors Letter in Dutch suspect's getaway vehicle suggests terror motive: prosecutors
- March 20, 2019

In a statement , prosecutors said the nature of the attack and a note found in a getaway vehicle give them reason to consider terrorism as a motive. "This is based on a letter found in the getaway vehicle among other things and the nature of the facts", they said in a joint statement. (more...)
Half of Americans believe Mueller's probe is a 'witch hunt' Half of Americans believe Mueller's probe is a 'witch hunt'
- March 20, 2019

Conversely, 28 percent of participants answered that they have "a lot of trust" that the investigation will "be fair and accurate" - a record low and down significantly from even a few months ago. Now, 52 percent said they had little or no trust. Forty-nine percent of those polled said Democrats are doing the right thing, but 46 percent said they are going too far. (more...)
Backed Force Says It's in Control of IS Syria Encampment Backed Force Says It's in Control of IS Syria Encampment
- March 19, 2019

The camp was the biggest remaining area held by Islamic State in Baghouz , itself the last populated area the jihadist group held from the third of Syria and Iraq it suddenly seized in 2014. AP journalists in Baghouz reported sporadic gunfire echoing in Baghouz and jets circling overhead. A child could be heard wailing from inside one of them. (more...)
US general refutes report over troops in Syria US general refutes report over troops in Syria
- March 19, 2019

James Jeffrey, the US envoy for Syria who also oversees the global coalition against the Islamic State, told the Journal that the US.military presence in Syria represents a "force for stability" in the area. "Planning to date has been productive and we have an initial concept that will be refined in the coming days", he added in his statement. The PKK is a designated terrorist organization in the US and Turkey. (more...)
"Never was, never will be" Senator John McCain fan
- March 19, 2019

Trump was referring to McCain's vote against the GOP Senate majority's attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law in 2017. Had we known that, I think we would have gotten somebody else. "Plus, there are other things". "He's a war hero because he was captured", Trump said. (more...)
Jack The Ripper May Have Been Identified, According To New DNA Tests Jack The Ripper May Have Been Identified, According To New DNA Tests
- March 19, 2019

In 1888, police did identify Kosminski as a Jack the Ripper suspect, however, it's believed that there wasn't enough evidence to charge Kosminksi for the gruesome murders. However scientists now believe they have found Jack the Ripper once and for all. While the researchers admit such characteristics are not unique, they note that blue eyes are now more common compared to brown among English people. (more...)
Two mass shootings spark gun law debate in New Zealand Two mass shootings spark gun law debate in New Zealand
- March 19, 2019

The atrocities took place in Masjid Al Noor mosque, where at least 41 people were killed and another seven were shot dead inside the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque. CHRISTCHURCH , March 16 ― The word repeated over and over across New Zealand is "Why?" The suspect reportedly sent a white nationalist manifesto to the Prime Minister, lawmakers and media moments before the shooting began. (more...)
'Brexit destroyer': What the papers say on Speaker's ruling 'Brexit destroyer': What the papers say on Speaker's ruling
- March 19, 2019

The government may also seek to circumvent Bercow's ruling. The PM learned the news at just after 3.30pm today and minutes later her spokesman said: 'The Speaker did not forewarn us of the content of his statement or the fact that he was making one. (more...)
Jair Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting Jair Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting
- March 19, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made his geopolitical priorities clear, dropping by Central Intelligence Agency headquarters for a clandestine chat on his first visit to the USA before even meeting with President Donald Trump . Bolsonaro said Brazil is the country most interested in seeing an end to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , which he called a "drug trafficking dictatorship". (more...)
Fire burns on at Houston-area petrochemicals terminal Fire burns on at Houston-area petrochemicals terminal
- March 19, 2019

The burning tanks held naphtha and xylene, fuels used in gasoline and plastics and toluene - a volatile liquid used to make nail polish remover and paint thinner. A leak in the naphtha storage tank ignited and flames spread to nearby tanks overnight, ITC reported to a Texas regulator on Monday. "These readings are now well below hazardous levels". (more...)
Jacinda Ardern Promises She Will Never Say The Christchurch Shooter's Name Jacinda Ardern Promises She Will Never Say The Christchurch Shooter's Name
- March 19, 2019

A New Zealand gun shop owner said the store had sold Tarrant four weapons and ammunition online between December 2017 and March 2018, but not the high-powered weapon used in the massacre. She spoke about the two police officers who "rammed the vehicle from which the offender was still shooting", and people who tried to wrestle away the gun and throw a credit card machine at the killer. (more...)
Facebook claims just 200 viewers livestreamed the New Zealand mosque shooting Facebook claims just 200 viewers livestreamed the New Zealand mosque shooting
- March 19, 2019

The three United States tech companies have faced heavy criticism after they failed to identify and stop the spread of a video of Friday's attack in which 50 people at two mosques were killed. The Privacy Commissioner says Facebook violated New Zealand law by failing to stop the accused gunman from livestreaming his mass murder on Friday. (more...)
Trump calls George Conway 'a total loser!' Trump calls George Conway 'a total loser!'
- March 19, 2019

His latest criticism of Trump followed a weekend of digital slams from the president against a range of targets including the late Sen. And sometimes Conway has needled Trump for more mundane matters, such as his misspelling of "hamburgers" as "hamberders" in a tweet after a visit to the White House by the Clemson Tigers football team in January. (more...)
Boeing CEO promises software update soon to address 737 MAX crash concerns Boeing CEO promises software update soon to address 737 MAX crash concerns
- March 19, 2019

A person familiar with the matter said that the US Transportation Department's inspector general was examining the plane's design certification before the second of two deadly crashes of the nearly brand-new aircraft. The developments make it hard for US President Donald Trump to claim success on these two ticklish issues, say analysts. This step, supported by the manufacturer Boeing, effectively grounded all 371 of these planes in operation around the world. (more...)
Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev to step down after almost 30 years in power Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev to step down after almost 30 years in power
- March 19, 2019

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, speaker of the upper house of parliament, will take over as the country's acting president for the remainder of his term in line with the constitution, Nazarbayev said. He came to power as the Central Asian country's Communist Party chief and was then elected president weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (more...)
Vast Majority of Republicans Agree About 'Witch Hunt' Vast Majority of Republicans Agree About 'Witch Hunt'
- March 19, 2019

Half of the Americans surveyed in a new poll agree that the US president is the victim of a "witch hunt" in relation to the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference. Only 28 percent of people surveyed still highly trust that former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Mueller's investigation has been conducted fairly and accurately, down 5 points since December and representing the lowest level to-date. (more...)
Jeanine Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments Jeanine Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments
- March 19, 2019

Ilhan Omar ", the statement provided to Mediaite read. Pirro had questioned whether Omar's wearing of a hijab was "indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is in itself antithetical to the U.S. "Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down", Trump wrote Sunday. (more...)
As video surfaces, police investigate violent incident involving Chester officer As video surfaces, police investigate violent incident involving Chester officer
- March 19, 2019

Chester Police acknowledged a partial video circulating on social media which appears to show a police officer striking a young woman. Video footage of the encounter, which was initially shared on Snapchat with the caption "Widener police is wild", shows the officer immediately responding by smacking Difiore with the side of what's believed to be a stun gun. (more...)
Michael Cohen FBI Search Warrant Just Released - New Details Revealed Michael Cohen FBI Search Warrant Just Released - New Details Revealed
- March 19, 2019

The filings are related to the April 9, 2018, Federal Bureau of Investigation searches of Cohen's home, hotel room, office, safe deposit box, cellphones and electronic communications. The judge acknowledged prosecutors' concerns that a wholesale release of the document "would jeopardize an ongoing investigation and prejudice the privacy rights of uncharged third parties", a ruling that revealed prosecutors are still investigating Cohen's illegal payments to two women to stay silent about ... (more...)
Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79 Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79
- March 19, 2019

The National Agency for Disaster Mitigation (Bnpb) also reports that two people lost their lives and more than 30 tourists are believed trapped in the landslide that occurred yesterday on the island of Lombok. Sunday's quake triggered a landslide from Mount Rinjani and hit dozens of tourists at the Tiu Kelep waterfall located in the foothills of the active volcano, Nugroho said. (more...)
Brexit Boost For May As Rebel Rees-Mogg Signals Backing Brexit Boost For May As Rebel Rees-Mogg Signals Backing
- March 19, 2019

We will only bring the deal back if we are confident that enough of our colleagues and the DUP are prepared to support it so we can get it through Parliament. They said a renewed onslaught on her withdrawal agreement by Boris Johnson yesterday had stiffened the resolve of her internal enemies. After two-and-a-half years of negotiations, Britain's departure from the European Union remains uncertain - with options including a long postponement, leaving with May's deal, an economically ... (more...)
Police Responding After Several People Shot In Manhattan Police Responding After Several People Shot In Manhattan
- March 19, 2019

Police say a male, 23, and two 18 year olds were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after the incident in East Harlem, Manhattan, reports Pix 11. In breaking news, there has been a shooting in NY, with reports of multiple people injured. No arrests have yet been made. Multiple ambulances have reportedly swarmed the scene. (more...)

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