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Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Over 70X Greater Than Official Count
- May 29, 2018

Ever since the island's official death count was released, Puerto Ricans have argued it did not accurately reflect how many of their friends, relatives, and fellow citizens had died. The study noted that calculating a reliable death toll following natural disasters is hard, but that it is a crucial part of the recovery process. The new study was led by a team of scientists from the Harvard T.H. (more...)
YouTube deletes more than 30 ‘violent’ music videos following Met police complaints
- May 29, 2018

Detective Superintendent Mike West said the force has been monitoring the increase in the number of videos that incite violence since September 2015. "Drill music is associated with lyrics which are about glamorising serious violence: murder, stabbings", Cressida Dick, the Met police commissioner, said in a radio interview this month. (more...)
SC photojournalist, Virginia native, dies while covering story SC photojournalist, Virginia native, dies while covering story
- May 29, 2018

They told Tennant to be careful with Alberto's remnant expected to bring more heavy rains and mudslides this week. Tennant told a room full of reporters that he didn't know the reporters personally - but he met them for the first time just 10 or 15 minutes before the 911 call came over the dispatch. (more...)
Hurricane Maria 'killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico'
- May 29, 2018

The official death toll now stands at 64. Numerous deaths came after the storm itself as residents struggled without potable water and electricity. The official death toll has been questioned for months. The authors of the study conclude that, based on their research, there are probably about 5,000 dead Puerto Ricans who have gone thus far uncounted. (more...)
Trump lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, marking Memorial Day Trump lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, marking Memorial Day
- May 29, 2018

A veterans group has slammed Donald Trump's self-congratulatory tweet Monday as the " most inappropriate" Memorial Day comment ever made by an American president. They were generals and privates, captains and corporals of every race, color and of every creed, but they were all brothers and sisters in arms. "To every parent who weeps for a child, to every child who mourns for a parent and to every husband or wife whose heart has been torn in two today we ask God to comfort your pain, ... (more...)
Vertical plume of ash explodes from Hawaii volcano
- May 29, 2018

At least 51 homes have been destroyed since the volcanic emergency began, and more than 2,000 people have fled the area. Authorities have shut down the Puna Geothermal Venture and removed 60,000 gallons of flammable liquid since the volcano began erupting on May 3. (more...)
One Country Is Banning Facebook for a Month One Country Is Banning Facebook for a Month
- May 29, 2018

The minister has suggested that Papua New Guinea gets its own social media platform if Facebook is found to be unsafe. By shutting down Facebook for a month, Mr Basil told the Post Courier newspaper that the Government will be able to carry out research and analysis on who is using Facebook and how they are using it. (more...)
Donald Trump Confirms Senior North Korean Official Coming To US Donald Trump Confirms Senior North Korean Official Coming To US
- May 29, 2018

A US official told Reuters that Sung Kim, the former USA ambassador to South Korea, was leading the American delegation to meet North Korean officials at the border. soil since Vice Marshall Jo Myong Rok met President Bill Clinton in 2000. The U.S. team was said to include Allison Hooker, a Korea specialist on the White House National Security Council (NCS), and Randall Schriver, the assistant secretary of defense for East Asian and Pacific security affairs. (more...)
Retired General Slams Trump: There's Nothing 'Happy' About Memorial Day
- May 29, 2018

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski cringed at President Donald Trump's tweet marking Memorial Day with boasts about himself. Trump, accompanied by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. "Although she never got the chance to meet her great father, she can feel his love wrapped around her every single day", the president said. World War II veteran and former Kansas Republican senator Bob Dole , who just received the Congressional Gold Medal, also attended the ceremony. (more...)
United States imposing 25% tariff of Chinese goods, apply investment restrictions in June
- May 29, 2018

The Trump administration will announce further actions to crack down on unfair Chinese trade practices by June 30, the White House said Tuesday in a statement. The White House also said it would implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese people and entities "related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology". (more...)
Devastating flash flood rips through historic Maryland town Devastating flash flood rips through historic Maryland town
- May 29, 2018

A witness says she watched cars being swept by flash flooding through a downtown street in Ellicott City . Kittleman said the missing man was in his 40s and was not a resident of the historic district. Residents said Sunday's flood seemed even worse than the storm in July 2016 - which was called an extremely rare "one-in-1,000 year event", and cost the city tens of millions of dollars in damages. (more...)
Medical team that saved the Skripals speaks out
- May 29, 2018

When staff at Salisbury District Hospital finally realized it was a deadly nerve agent known as Novichok that was developed in Soviet Russia during the Cold War, they held out little hope of saving the Skripals, according to interviews the BBC did with hospital staff. (more...)
SC TV Journalists Die after tree falls on their vehicle in NC
- May 29, 2018

WYFF later identified the victims as reporter/anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer , who were in the area to cover severe weather spawned by subtropical storm Alberto . He said they had each exchanged wishes to stay safe just 10 minutes earlier. "I think it was a matter of the tree root system had failed and the tree came down" Tennant told local reporters. (more...)
String of Hawaii Volcano Explosions Shoot Ash to 3,300 Meters String of Hawaii Volcano Explosions Shoot Ash to 3,300 Meters
- May 29, 2018

That lava flow has stopped on the property so there is no risk, for now, to the other nine wells. "Additional ground cracking and outbreaks of lava in the area of the active fissures are possible", its update said, warning residents downslope of the fissures to heed all civil defense messages. (more...)
Mueller team will be meddling in midterms Mueller team will be meddling in midterms
- May 29, 2018

The nation paused for the holiday weekend, but the Russian Federation investigation did not. US President Donald Trump resumed his frequently complaining tweets, now accusing Democrats for investigating alleged Trump-Russia collusion instead of looking into more important matters such as his desire to investigate Hillary Clinton and her many campaign controversies. (more...)
Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable Putin meets Macron, says North Korea summit end regrettable
- May 29, 2018

Government of Assam on Friday signed an MoU with the Government of the Sakhalin Region (Russian Federation) on Trade-Economic, Scientific-Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation. "We can't sort things out with North Korea". He also suggested that Trump might have won a few points domestically by exiting the Iran deal. He said "honest competition" and "respect" would bring about progress, but acknowledged leaders will always have their own interests at heart. (more...)
No London return? Chelsea owner Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship
- May 29, 2018

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich , the owner of Chelsea football club who has found himself without a visa to Britain, took Israeli citizenship on Monday and will move to Tel Aviv where he has bought a property, an Israeli media report said . (more...)
Belgium shooting: Two police officers killed after woman held hostage at school Belgium shooting: Two police officers killed after woman held hostage at school
- May 29, 2018

RTBF said the gunman fled the scene, taking a female cleaner hostage at a nearby school before he was shot. Prosecutors said that the gunman had been killed, but that two officers and one other person had lost their lives. Belgium remains on high alert after attacks in 2016 claimed by the Islamic State group left 32 people dead. Mr Jambon said: "Our thoughts are with the victims of this disgusting act. (more...)
France offers fast-track citizenship for Mali 'Spider-man' hero France offers fast-track citizenship for Mali 'Spider-man' hero
- May 29, 2018

He's also apparently been offered a job with the fire service - he's clearly got what it takes. Gassama told Le Parisien he was watching a football match at a nearby restaurant with friends when he heard a commotion. "Without you, no one knows what would have become of him", the president said. Mamoudou Gassama took just 40 seconds to scale the outside of the building, using his bare hands to scale from balcony to balcony in order to reach the young boy. (more...)
No sanctions on Iran: Sushma No sanctions on Iran: Sushma
- May 29, 2018

Stating that she will hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who is in India now, Sushma Swaraj said: "We recognise United Nations sanctions and not country-specific sanctions". According to the External Affairs Ministry, India-Iran bilateral trade during the 2016-17 fiscal was United States dollars 12.89 billion. During the visit, India and Iran signed almost a dozen pacts, centrepiece of which was an agreement on development of Chabahar port. (more...)
Trump's Memorial Day Speech In Arlington Trump's Memorial Day Speech In Arlington
- May 29, 2018

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey wrote: 'This day, of all days of the year, should not be about any one of us'. A veterans group has slammed Donald Trump's self-congratulatory tweet Monday as the " most inappropriate" Memorial Day comment ever made by an American president. (more...)
North Carolina TV anchor, photographer dies after tree falls on SUV North Carolina TV anchor, photographer dies after tree falls on SUV
- May 29, 2018

A fire chief in North Carolina says he spoke to a TV anchor and his photojournalist out of SC 10 minutes before they were struck and killed by a falling tree. People are being asked to avoid the area. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tennant said the news crew was driving on Highway 176 when the tree collapsed on the vehicle. (more...)
Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X arrives in Singapore Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X arrives in Singapore
- May 29, 2018

More meetings are reported to be scheduled for today. Country music legend Charlie Daniels shared an impassioned message for members of Congress who hope President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea fails. Those meetings are expected to continue into Tuesday. "No matter how experienced and knowledgeable these officials are, they will not be able to change the fundamental challenge between the United States and North Korea over its status as a nuclear power". (more...)
Euro and Italian Stocks Rise as Populist Government Plans Fall Apart Euro and Italian Stocks Rise as Populist Government Plans Fall Apart
- May 29, 2018

Mr. Cottarelli (64) was director of the IMF's fiscal affairs department from 2008 to 2013 and became known as "Mr. Scissors" for making cuts to public spending in Italy. He told supporters: "Either we can work to give a future to this country and to our children, or else, in a democracy, if we are still in a democracy, there is only one thing to do: give the floor to the Italians". (more...)
Trump's 'phony' source turns out to be White House official Trump's 'phony' source turns out to be White House official
- May 29, 2018

And then reporters proved that source does, in fact, exist. At Thursday's briefing, the aide was asked to justify the anonymous nature of the Q&A, and the official said the White House wanted to "let the president's remarks stand". Trump has repeatedly criticized the use of unnamed sources and labeled information related by unnamed officials "fake news ". But there's a certain amount of actual dialogue that needs to take place at the working level with your counterparts to ensure that the ... (more...)
In Jordan, Israel and Iran secretly negotiate future of Syria In Jordan, Israel and Iran secretly negotiate future of Syria
- May 29, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today (Monday) that Assad's regime alone should be allowed at the southern border of Israel, and not Iran. The territory is covered by a ceasefire agreement signed a year ago between the US, Russia and neighbouring Jordan. A member in the Israeli Knesset, Eyal Ben Reuven has said that it is in Israel's interest that the rule of the Syrian regime president, Bashar al-Assad continues. (more...)
Brutal New Jersey beach arrest: Police reassigned Brutal New Jersey beach arrest: Police reassigned
- May 29, 2018

As the video begins, Weinman is on the ground, with one officer on top of her. Numerous beachgoers circling the melee can be heard repeatedly warning Weinman, " Stop resisting ". The footage, he told the paper, shows Weinman "insulting the cops and spitting on them". Two cops approach me on a their four wheelers and ask me and my friend how old we are, we gave them our ages. (more...)
Flash Floods Devastate Ellicott City in Maryland Flash Floods Devastate Ellicott City in Maryland
- May 29, 2018

Amid the flood, Gov. Hogan signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency. Footage of Sunday's flash flooding showed the seething floodwaters engulfing cars and pickup trucks. "We had a very, very heavy cell move over us, and it just unloaded and did not let up", he said. The devastation was especially hard to comprehend coming barely two years after the last flood that ravaged the city, he said. (more...)
Roman Abramovich can enter United Kingdom after 'getting Israel passport' Roman Abramovich can enter United Kingdom after 'getting Israel passport'
- May 29, 2018

Gal Gadot at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Mr Abramovich is now in Tel Aviv but a spokesman would not comment on media reports that his citizenship had been granted. Utd, in the English cup final earlier this month. Several Russian diplomats were expelled following the incident. But it seems that the 51-year-old has found a way around his little problem by moving to Israel, according to reports in the country, with The Times of Israel stating that ... (more...)
Poland Seeks Permanent US Troop Presence; Russia Objects
- May 29, 2018

Poland is concerned for its own and the region's security following Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine , and other steps seen as hostile. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a press conference said, "When we see the gradual expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military structures towards our borders.this of course in no way creates security and stability on the continent", ... (more...)

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