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Chinese censors target comments on provocative US Weibo post Chinese censors target comments on provocative US Weibo post
- May 09, 2018

As a country that faces difficulties ahead, Taiwan must do everything in its power to deal with those challenges and that will take the determination of both its leader and people not to give in to defeatism, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said recently. (more...)
Students are encouraged to vote in primary elections
- May 09, 2018

It was the first time in USA history that a CEO of a major company was convicted of a workplace safety crime; 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper reported on his conviction in the 2016 story "King of Coal ". President Trump won the state in the 2016 election by more than 40 points, but Democrats are hoping Manchin can hold the seat in a midterm election year where the political landscape may tilt in their favor but they are defending ten U.S. (more...)
More schools cancel class ahead of protest More schools cancel class ahead of protest
- May 09, 2018

It would seem this would have been a flawless time for Moore to address parent and teacher concerns on education, school safety and the planned NCAE Advocacy Day/March for Students and Rally for Respect on May 16. For one, the teachers aren't on strike - they're taking a personal day. Test coordinators will work with individual families to ensure all students have transportation to the IB test sites. (more...)
Shep: Why Did Giuliani Raise Prospect of Mueller Investigating Ivanka Trump? Shep: Why Did Giuliani Raise Prospect of Mueller Investigating Ivanka Trump?
- May 09, 2018

Specifically, the two men discussed recent rumors that Mueller's investigation may soon focus on Trump's daughter, Ivanka. Scarborough said he doubts Trump will even finish his first term as president and then proceeded to lambaste Giuliani for daring to defend the commander-in-chief. (more...)
New voting machines could make elections more secure
- May 09, 2018

North Carolina voters are choosing their parties' nominees Tuesday in dozens of legislative and congressional primary races congested with contestants who were spurred by strong feelings about President Donald Trump or their state's redistricting struggles. (more...)
'Police incident' delays ferry sailings from Departure Bay 'Police incident' delays ferry sailings from Departure Bay
- May 09, 2018

The IIO says the Island District Emergency Response Team was assisting Nanaimo RCMP with an arrest at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in relation to a violent auto jacking. "At first I thought it was an accident and as soon as I saw the ERT vehicle I thought...this is some high-risk takedown", he said. The watchdog has assumed conduct of the investigation to see if there was any link between police actions and the male's fatal injuries. (more...)
Modiji your speeches will not fill empty tummies Modiji your speeches will not fill empty tummies
- May 09, 2018

Talking to NDTV, the 70-year-old Siddaramaiah claimed that the upcoming elections in Karnataka will be the last one he will contest - something he had said earlier in 2013 as well. Modi's model of eradicating corruption. Reacting to his remarks, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said: "As far as Rahul Gandhi's desire to become the Prime Minister is concerned, that comes with a sense of amusement to us". (more...)
Donald Trump set to reveal decision on Iran nuclear deal Donald Trump set to reveal decision on Iran nuclear deal
- May 09, 2018

Trump has criticised the deal because it has an expiration date. Kerry has met Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and at least one of their meetings was at a public event in Oslo in June of 2017, where they sat on the same panel with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and extolled the virtues of the nuclear deal. (more...)
NAB chairman takes notice of Nawaz's alleged money laundering to India NAB chairman takes notice of Nawaz's alleged money laundering to India
- May 09, 2018

Nearly two years after Pakistan's central bank dismissed a report that estimated remittances from Pakistan to India at $4.9 billion, the country's anti-graft watchdog ordered an inquiry against former premier Nawaz Sharif on the basis of a media report that cited the old study. (more...)
N. Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Meets with Chinese Leader N. Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Meets with Chinese Leader
- May 09, 2018

A meeting with Xi would come weeks before Kim's planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the North's nuclear weapons program in the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders from the two countries. "I think it would be a great gesture if they would agree to do so", Pompeo said, adding that it would be hard to hold a leaders' summit if the prisoners remained captive. (more...)
Bright orange self-driving vans coming to Frisco Bright orange self-driving vans coming to Frisco
- May 09, 2018

The company plans to offer more than 10,000 rides to the public as part of the pilot program, one being done in cooperation with the Frisco Transportation Management Association. A safety driver will initially be behind the wheel , mirroring Waymo's current state of operations, but "soon" the safety driver will be replaced by a "chaperone" riding in the passenger seat. (more...)
Suspect found hiding in closet in psychologist's home after murder Suspect found hiding in closet in psychologist's home after murder
- May 09, 2018

Safran was pronounced dead at the scene. - Detectives are investigating the connection between a man found hiding in a basement closet of a Brooklyn home and the college professor discovered beaten to death in the same area of the house. Doreen Giuliano, a neighbor who says she saw the intruder and alerted Safran's wife, is also known as the "Undercover Mother". The New School released a statement saying staff and students were "shocked and saddened" by the news. (more...)
Woman targeted in suspected acid attack on London bus Woman targeted in suspected acid attack on London bus
- May 09, 2018

A young woman was attacked with a "noxious substance" believed to have been acid while travelling on a bus yesterday as violence in the capital continued. "Enquiries continue to trace the single male suspect involved". Bystander Becky Reid said it was "so scary that this can happen on our doorstep". (more...)
Libyan coast guard intercepts more migrants in Mediterranean Libyan coast guard intercepts more migrants in Mediterranean
- May 09, 2018

Survivors of a November sea rescue operation by the Libyan coastguard have filed a lawsuit against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights, saying Rome was ultimately responsible for Libyan "violent and reckless" actions. Last year, Italy's center-left government sealed an agreement with Libyan authorities. As a result, the European Union and Italy have partnered to provide support for Libyan coastguards to intercept all migrants who could possibly be head to that region. (more...)
FIFA Fines Russia Football Federation £22000 For Racist Chants FIFA Fines Russia Football Federation £22000 For Racist Chants
- May 09, 2018

An investigation into the incident, where black French players such as Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and FC Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele were subjected to monkey taunts, found the RFU had breached the FIFA Disciplinary Code. At the tournament in Russia , FIFA will be working with Fare experts for the first time at the World Cup. The case follows racism charges by UEFA against Zenit St. (more...)
Federal spending proposal would cuts billions Federal spending proposal would cuts billions
- May 09, 2018

Other proposed cuts include $4.3 billion for an advanced technology vehicle loan program that was enacted in 2007; $800 million for an ObamaCare initiative created to test innovative payment and service delivery models and $252 million for excess funds for the Ebola outbreak response. (more...)
Toronto voters crown Ford as victor of first provincial leaders' debate Toronto voters crown Ford as victor of first provincial leaders' debate
- May 09, 2018

Ford did not confirm that some people in the crowd were actors, telling reporters the question was the first he had heard of it. According to the Toronto Star the casting agency CastmeBG reportedly sent out an email saying they were looking for, "20 people to play real people at a Ford nation rally ( Doug Ford )". (more...)
Ballots in this edition Ballots in this edition
- May 09, 2018

Democrats will choose from among four major candidates: former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Sen. Among the benefits of early voting he said is the convenience. All 170 state legislative seats are being contested this year. Among the Republican incumbents facing the most serious challenges in Tuesday's voting are be Reps. (more...)
Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby
- May 09, 2018

Those are the two biggest X-factors in horse racing's Triple Crown races each year. "He's a superior horse", said Baffert, who captured his fifth Derby. Saturday, Justify proved it again. Really, he hasn't raced enough to show that much of a weakness. "In fact, it's the first time it's happened at Retama". (more...)
Alibaba buys South Asian Daraz Alibaba buys South Asian Daraz
- May 09, 2018

The acquisition comes nearly two months after Alibaba bought 45 percent share in Telenor Microfinance Bank, a subsidiary of Norwegian telecom giant Telenor Group, for 184.5 million US dollars to develop mobile payments and digital financial services in Pakistan. (more...)
Syrian TV Reports Israeli Attack Near Capital of Damascus Syrian TV Reports Israeli Attack Near Capital of Damascus
- May 09, 2018

Shortly after the attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his Twitter account, "We are determined to stop Iran's entrenchment in Syria and we'll respond forcefully to any attack against us". On April 29, Israel was suspected of more strikes in Hama and Aleppo, reportedly killing at least 18 pro-Iranian fighters. Israel is concerned that Iran and Hezbollah are embedding forces along its border. (more...)
Shadab, Asad star in Pakistan win over Northamptonshire Shadab, Asad star in Pakistan win over Northamptonshire
- May 09, 2018

Tim Murtagh, Ireland's most experienced bowler, was wicketless for Middlesex yesterday as they lost by three wickets to Sussex in Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship. Sarfraz Ahmed's men will now face Ireland in the latter's first-ever Test match starting from May 11. Paksutan will also play two Tests against England later. (more...)
Officials resume dig in Macomb Township where several bodies could be buried Officials resume dig in Macomb Township where several bodies could be buried
- May 09, 2018

Ream is already serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz said on Tuesday. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Ream was convicted of first-degree murder in Zarzyckis death and is imprisoned at the Earnest C. (more...)
Saudi Arabia ready to receive visitors during Ramadan Saudi Arabia ready to receive visitors during Ramadan
- May 09, 2018

Totonji will be responsible for developing new business relationships and extending existing customer relationships in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries", Moody's said in a statement on the day of the appointment. The decision after long protest of Saudi women asked for their fundamental right to drive. Most of the people previously detained in the anti-corruption drive have now been released after deals that the government says brought in over $100 billion to Saudi coffers. (more...)
Missing Adrian girl found safe in Florida
- May 09, 2018

The Adrian police department posted a "thank you" on facebook to the Charlotte County Florida Sheriff's office for their assistance in locating the child and making sure she was safe. The identity of the suspect will be released upon their arraignment in 2A District Court, police said. Police say Hubbard has threatened to take Brianna to an unknown location, and has contacts in IN and Florida. (more...)
United Kingdom government suffers double Brexit defeat United Kingdom government suffers double Brexit defeat
- May 09, 2018

Later in the evening, despite an abstention by Labour frontbenchers, an amendment seeking continued United Kingdom participation in the European Economic Area (EEA) was carried by 245 votes to 218. Theresa May last week promised a "robust" response when the EU Withdrawal Bill returns to the Commons. "If the European Union does not offer the United Kingdom a good deal, it will not get its 39 billion pounds", adding peers had to respect the referendum decision, and should not undermine it. (more...)
In the centre of Rome is burning on a large-scale fire In the centre of Rome is burning on a large-scale fire
- May 09, 2018

The incident occurred in a large street of Rome's historic center, a few hundred meters from several tourist attractions and the government building, police reported. The passengers and the driver were evacuated safely but a woman who was walking near the bus suffered light injuries and was hospitalized, the ANSA news agency said. (more...)
J. Cole KOD Tour With Young Thug Will Hit Denver This Fall J. Cole KOD Tour With Young Thug Will Hit Denver This Fall
- May 09, 2018

Oh shit. The tour will kick off in Miami, FL on August 9 and make stops across North America, including a stop right here in the Alamo City on Friday, August 17 at the AT&T Center. Friday, May 11. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking J. Cole's fifth consecutive No. 1. Within a span of three weeks this fall, Elton John, Cole, and Justin Timberlake will all perform at the BJC, forming one of the most high-profiled semesters in BJC history. (more...)
Convicted felon, gang leader charged in shooting of ATF agent in Chicago Convicted felon, gang leader charged in shooting of ATF agent in Chicago
- May 09, 2018

ShotSpotter technology determined that about seven shots had been fired, according to the complaint. The wounded agent is part of Chicago's Gun Strike Force formed previous year to cut the number of illegal guns in the city. He then went back to the residence. Minutes after entering the house, Godinez walked out again, wiping his face and holding a cellphone; he walked down a street and got into a dark vehicle that seemed to arrive to pick him up, the affidavit says. (more...)
Facebook blocks Eighth Amendment referendum adverts from outside Ireland Facebook blocks Eighth Amendment referendum adverts from outside Ireland
- May 09, 2018

It comes as figures from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) show up to 150,000 young people are not registered to vote. Facebook is no longer accepting referendum related ads from advertisers based outside of Ireland. It added: "We will then assess and act on those reports". Facebook says it has learned the lessons of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and is working on changes to make election campaigns more transparent. (more...)

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