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Israel court authorises demolition of Palestinian Khan Al-Ahmar village Israel court authorises demolition of Palestinian Khan Al-Ahmar village
- May 28, 2018

Residents of the village a year ago told Middle East Eye that they would resist any move to evict them from their homes. Following a visit to village, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick and UNRWA's Director of Operations in the West Bank Scott Anderson, the UN said : "Nearly all of the Khan Al-Ahmar community's structures risk demolition by the Israeli authorities, including the school, initially built with donor support that serves some 170 students from the community and four ... (more...)
Daughter's Daughter's "Soul Consoled": Savita Halappanavar's Parents After Ireland Abortion Vote
- May 28, 2018

Ireland voted "Yes" on Saturday to amend its constitution and enable legislation allowing women to have an abortion. "What we see is the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades", said Mr Varadkar, who became Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister past year. (more...)
Trump strikes deal with China on ZTE Trump strikes deal with China on ZTE
- May 28, 2018

Under the agreement, ZTE would oust its management team, hire American compliance officers to be placed at the firm and pay a fine. ZTE ran into trouble in 2016 for violating US laws restricting the sale of American technology to Iran. On the other hand, Congress might potentially block Trump's decision by making a new law and the Senate's pending National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would make rolling back the ZTE ban hard. (more...)
YouTube Ban Ordered by Egypt Over 2012 Video 'Innocence of Muslims' YouTube Ban Ordered by Egypt Over 2012 Video 'Innocence of Muslims'
- May 28, 2018

The Supreme Administrative Court's ruling on Saturday dismisses appeals against a similar 2013 ruling, including one by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority which said the ruling's application is not feasible. Washington sought to keep a lid on the demonstrations by saying the controversial film was made privately with no official backing. USA officials said freedom of speech laws prevented them from stopping the production of inflammatory material. (more...)
Italy's premier-designate quits bid to form government Italy's premier-designate quits bid to form government
- May 28, 2018

According to Italian law, the President of the Republic, who in ordinary circumstances has little executive power, takes on a decisive role in the formation of a new government, and has the authority to confirm or reject the appointment of cabinet ministers. (more...)
Lava consumes 82 homes in Hawaii
- May 28, 2018

We monitor for hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide on a continuous basis, " Kaleikini said. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory announced the development on Sunday morning. Hawaii Governor David Ige has said the wells are stable. He added the eleventh well on the site has been plugged with mud after water failed to lower its temperature by a great enough extent. (more...)
Woman slips note asking for help to get away from her boyfriend Woman slips note asking for help to get away from her boyfriend
- May 28, 2018

Volusia County Sherriff's Office in Florida said the 28-year-old woman alleged she was being held captive by her abusive boyfriend. He has been charged with battery, false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of ammunition by a convicted in-state felon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (more...)
Comey on Trump Spy Claims: 'I Know It Not To Be True' Comey on Trump Spy Claims: 'I Know It Not To Be True'
- May 28, 2018

White House officials had at first arranged for only Nunes to be briefed. In an unscheduled and uncommon appearance, Emmet T. Flood, the White House lawyer focusing on the Russian Federation collusion probe, accompanied White House chief of staff John Kelly to both briefings, though they left before the substantive part of the briefings. (more...)
Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood
- May 28, 2018

It is the same street devastated by flash flooding in July 2016. Others said they gathered in the second story of a building to anxiously watch the seething waters. Weather radar has suggested heavy rain will not ease in the area until between 6pm and 7pm (11pm and 12pm BST). Just two weeks ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency gave the county $1 million to fix a culvert and replace a runoff pipe with a larger one. (more...)
Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park
- May 28, 2018

In spite of the scale of the blaze and the damage to these attractions, the rest of the park was unaffected. Astonishingly the park re-opened again for visitors at 9am today. Nearly 200 firefighters battled with the theme park inferno in Rust, in south-western Germany . Europa-park opened its doors as normal on Sunday, although large sections of the Dutch and Scandinavian-themed areas remain closed because of fire damage. (more...)
Paris hero dubbed 'Muslim Spiderman' after saving child dangling from balcony Paris hero dubbed 'Muslim Spiderman' after saving child dangling from balcony
- May 28, 2018

Gassama then made the ridiculously gutsy decision to climb the building to rescue the kid. "Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child", a spokesman told AFP news agency. "I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France". (more...)
Second 1000-Year Flood in Two Years Slams into Historic Maryland City
- May 28, 2018

In some areas, water levels reached above the first floor of buildings, Howard County Fire and EMS said. They said "hundreds of rescuers" are swarming to the area. Howard County government said the flooding was on the same scale as a deadly 2016 storm. Two people were killed. Those seeking shelter can go to the Roger Carter Community Center at 3000 Milltowne Drive. (more...)
2nd Moon-Kim summit 2nd Moon-Kim summit
- May 28, 2018

Despite calling off the summit last week, the administration had left open the possibility of a meeting taking place - something one expert says the Hermit Kingdom desperately needs. " Kim Jong Un definitely wants this meeting". Mr Kim Jong-un later spoke of his "fixed will" that the summit should go ahead. Mr. Clapper, who's publicly butted heads with Mr. (more...)
Former president George HW Bush back in the hospital Former president George HW Bush back in the hospital
- May 28, 2018

No further information was provided. Bush was recently hospitalized in Houston after contracting an infection. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. The Bush family long has had a second home in Kennebunkport , Maine. He was hospitalized for two weeks in January 2017 with pneumonia and spent some time in intensive care. (more...)
U.S. team heading to Singapore to work on summit U.S. team heading to Singapore to work on summit
- May 28, 2018

He announced on Thursday that he was withdrawing from the scheduled June 12 meeting in Singapore, only to say on Friday that the summit might be back on. American officials are skeptical that Kim will ever fully abandon his nuclear arsenal, and Moon said North Korea is not yet convinced it can trust security guarantees from the United States. (more...)
Giuseppe Conte refuses to be Italy’s PM - presidential administration Giuseppe Conte refuses to be Italy’s PM - presidential administration
- May 28, 2018

Later 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said he expected there to be a decision on whether the president would back the government within 24 hours. Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini , who overcame rivalry with Di Maio to try to forge a coalition with him, told a rally of his League party supporters after learning his pick for economy minister was rejected: "If we're not free to decide, better to go back to vote". (more...)
Police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest at beach Police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest at beach
- May 28, 2018

The police department issued a statement about the arrest on Facebook Sunday, noting: "While Chief [Robert Regalbuto] finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation". (more...)
U.S. sends warships near disputed island in South China Sea U.S. sends warships near disputed island in South China Sea
- May 28, 2018

According to the outlet, the warships passed by the Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels. The Chinese Ministry of Defense has accused the United States warships of serious infringement of Chinese sovereignty after American vessels entered Chinese territorial waters without permission. (more...)
Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500 Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500
- May 28, 2018

She was evaluated at the care center and released. But she said this week that she didn't have any regrets about her career . Patrick finished 35th in the Daytona 500 earlier this year after crashing out of the race on Lap 101 of 207. (more...)
‘OMG This Is Wrong!’ Ex-English teacher corrects Trump letter ‘OMG This Is Wrong!’ Ex-English teacher corrects Trump letter
- May 28, 2018

Mason, an Atlanta resident who opted to retire last year after a 17-year career teaching middle and high school students in SC, stated that the quality of the writing on the president's letter would have barely earned passing marks in her class. (more...)
Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii
- May 28, 2018

There are now more than 20 fissures associated with Kilauea, and they've fountained lava that has poured across the Hawaiian landscape and destroyed 41 homes and dozens of other structures. A series of explosions from the Kilauea volcano on the archipelago of Hawaii in the United States on Saturday spewed ash up to 12,000 feet into the air, according to the US Geological Survey . (more...)
'26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack'
- May 28, 2018

Fighting erupted after several armed groups attacked an artillery battery belonging to Syrian government forces, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing a defence ministry statement. Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the London-based monitoring group, told AFP "several groups" of militants had attacked progovernment forces near the town of Mayadin and that some Russian nationals were with them at the time. (more...)
'Beautiful' Lives Being Ruined By Russia Probe 'Beautiful' Lives Being Ruined By Russia Probe
- May 27, 2018

Matt Zapotosky covers the Justice Department for The Washington Post's national security team. Trump and his congressional allies, led by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Trump demanded the investigation be investigated - a frightening precedent. (The FBI says Obama didn't.) Or when Trump said that "the Democrats colluded with Russia"? The invitees to the second meeting are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Paul ... (more...)
Italy's premier-designate fails to form government Italy's premier-designate fails to form government
- May 27, 2018

With the combined support of Conte's populist 5-star movement and their allies from the far-right League party in Italy's parliament, Conte is likely to win the post of prime minister next week. However, the anti-immigrant League indicated that they expected a swift green light from the president after more than 11 weeks of political deadlock following inconclusive elections. (more...)
United States warships sail near disputed Islands in South China Sea
- May 27, 2018

Ships and aircraft were sent to the scene within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands to warn the USA warships to leave, with the ministry adding that its resolve to defend its land and waters was "unswerving". China claims that all its military forces in the South China Sea are purely defensive. China has reminded the United States that it has a right to self-defense and has urged Washington not to "hype up the so-called "militarization" of the South China Sea". (more...)
Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info
- May 27, 2018

Giuliani, who has been tasked with negotiations ahead of any potential interview between Trump and the Mueller investigation, said Sunday that an interview was still "contingent on every point being worked out". "But it completely changed his investigation", he told Fox guest host Bill Hemmer of the alleged spying . Whether Trump will agree to be interviewed as part of the probe remains uncertain. (more...)
Boy (13) charged with murder of Ana Kriegel in Dublin Boy (13) charged with murder of Ana Kriegel in Dublin
- May 27, 2018

After a hearing lasting less than 10 minutes, he was remanded in custody at Oberstown Children's Detention Campus. The boy, wearing a black jumper, blue jeans and black shoes, was charged with murdering Anastasia at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, on May 14. (more...)
North and South Korea leaders meet following a whirlwind 24-hours North and South Korea leaders meet following a whirlwind 24-hours
- May 27, 2018

It allowed Mr Moon to push for a US-North Korean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war past year. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump's assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after Pyongyang gets rid of all its nukes, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. (more...)
Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria fighting Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria fighting
- May 27, 2018

The RIA Novosti agency said that "a few mobile terrorist groups" had attacked the Syrian army's artillery battery during the night. Syria's army took Deir al-Zour city last November but Islamic State fighters remain active in the province. (more...)
Armed customer fatally shoots gunman who fired into restaurant Armed customer fatally shoots gunman who fired into restaurant
- May 27, 2018

According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire. Whittle hasn't responded to messages from The Associated Press . The National Rifle Association says it hopes a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City in which the alleged shooter was shot dead by two armed citizens serves as a "wake-up call" for the state's Republican governor. (more...)

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