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US Democrats hope for 'blue wave' in primaries US Democrats hope for 'blue wave' in primaries
- June 08, 2018

Nationwide, Democrats need to flip 23 congressional seats to re-take control of the House. In his 2004 Senate run, he shared a crowded debate stage with then-state Sen. Not that the primary results suggest the road ahead is easy. The ads caused plenty of consternation from Republicans, who accused Democrats of slamming their own policies. (more...)
No survivors as wreckage of small plane found in Kenya No survivors as wreckage of small plane found in Kenya
- June 08, 2018

Among the 10 were eight passengers and two pilots. "I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic plane crash near Kinangop of a plane leaving Kitale for Nairobi ". There was no clear indication if there are survivors. It is believed they flew into a bad storm. A sceengrab shows a plane similar to the missing aircraft that took off from Kitale, a town in Kenya's west region. (more...)
Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts in fury Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts in fury
- June 08, 2018

It urged residents living near the volcano to evacuate immediately and warned residents of the towns of Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez and Escuintla to watch out for volcanic rocks and ash . The remaining dead were found in El Rodeo and Alotenango, where a makeshift morgue was set up. Guatemala's disaster agency said 3,100 people had evacuated nearby communities, and ash fall from the eruption was affecting an area with a population of about 1.7 million of the country's 15 million or so ... (more...)
UM breaks into Top 100 in World University Rankings UM breaks into Top 100 in World University Rankings
- June 08, 2018

After climbing to the 20th spot on the QS World University ladder last year , the Australian National University was bumped back down to 24th place for the coming year, though it did hold onto its spot at the top of the pack for Australian universities. (more...)
Convicted murderer Henri van Breda sentenced to life Convicted murderer Henri van Breda sentenced to life
- June 08, 2018

He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm. Former Perth schoolboy Henri van Breda has been handed three life sentences for the murders of his parents and brother in South Africa. He was then led away by court officers as Van Breda's girlfriend watched on from the public gallery. "The violence was excessive and gratuitous". "You've displayed no remorse". (more...)
Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board Pruitt's top attorney, Sarah Greenwalt, leaving EPA for Oklahoma state board
- June 08, 2018

If the case proceeds as scheduled, the EPA will have to produce research to back Pruitt's claim in the coming months. Pruitt's statement announcing her resignation called Hupp "a valued member of the EPA team". Hupp departs the EPA staff as of Friday. Greenwalt, who also served as counsel to Pruitt in his previous position as Oklahoma's attorney general, was in the news most recently when Pruitt rescinded a hefty raise for her after public criticism of his use of a little-known ... (more...)
New Jersey State Trooper stops retired officer who delivered him New Jersey State Trooper stops retired officer who delivered him
- June 08, 2018

In the course of their conversation, Bailly mentioned to the young trooper that he was a retired Piscataway cop. "We're not sure what the odds are of this happening - maybe they're close to the odds of a hole-in-one, winning the lottery, or being struck by lightning - but it happened", the caption reads. (more...)
Ghani Announces Temporary Truce With Afghan Taliban
- June 08, 2018

The surprise move comes days after a gathering of Afghanistan's top clerics in the capital Kabul issued a fatwa against suicide bombings and attacks . Former army general Atiqullah Amarkhel said the ceasefire would give the Taliban a chance to regroup. 'A lot of the diplomatic activity and dialogue is occurring off the stage, and it's occurring at multiple levels, ' General John Nicholson said in a teleconference with reporters at the Pentagon. (more...)
Trudeau hints at 'difficult conversations' at G7 summit Trudeau hints at 'difficult conversations' at G7 summit
- June 08, 2018

It is believed that the British attack on Washington was in retaliation for the American attack on York, Ontario - territory that eventually became Canada . Retaliating for tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, Mexico hit back Tuesday with fiscal penalties on US exports like pork, steel, cheese and whiskey. (more...)
Trump to Trudeau: 'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'
- June 08, 2018

In even blunter language, Mr. Macron told a joint news conference that the US tariffs on European, Canada and Mexican steel and aluminum are " unilateral and illegal " and predicted that they will hurt global growth. "We have to maintain these ties". Still, the French president revealed that he's tried to change Trump's positions on climate change and trade. Trump ended that temporary relief this month, seeking to pressure the other countries to cut new trade agreements with the U.S. (more...)
Mesa officers placed on leave after video shows them repeatedly punching man Mesa officers placed on leave after video shows them repeatedly punching man
- June 08, 2018

In the police report , the officer continues to note what he said was threatening body language. Police had been called to the building by a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was trying to break into her apartment, and officers made contact with two men leaving the area. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte says will quit if enough women protest Philippines' Duterte says will quit if enough women protest
- June 08, 2018

As the woman laughed nervously, the President leaned in to kiss the woman on the lips. Aside from growing alarm over his bloody crackdown against illegal drugs which has left thousands of mostly poor drug suspects dead, Duterte has come under fire from women's groups for sexist remarks, including one where he told troops to shoot female insurgents in the genitals during a public outburst against communist guerrillas. (more...)
Feminist Icon Rudy Giuliani Has Some Thoughts on Stormy Daniels
- June 08, 2018

In the lawsuit , filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Daniels accuses Davidson of withholding information, including correspondence with Cohen, from her and Avenatti. The comments came after he said he "respects women" on Wednesday , but refuses to respect Daniels because she "sells her body for sexual exploitation." "Rudy doesn't speak for the administration when it comes this negotiation", Pompeo said. (more...)
Cahill, Arzani in Australia's final World Cup squad Cahill, Arzani in Australia's final World Cup squad
- June 07, 2018

However, they have become a more consistent side at the turn of the millenium, qualifying for all World Cups since the year 2006. The 66-year-old, who led his native Netherlands to the final of the 2010 World Cup , still has to cut four players from his squad and he may have found the answers to a few more questions as he assesses who he will take to Russian Federation. (more...)
Evidence shows coalition attacks on Syria's Raqqa broke law -Amnesty Evidence shows coalition attacks on Syria's Raqqa broke law -Amnesty
- June 07, 2018

The report focused on four families, which the authors say are "emblematic" in highlighting the brutal impact and devastation caused by the aerial bombardment. "Virtually every resident of Raqqa who spoke to Amnesty International asked why those who could spend so much for a costly military campaign to destroy the city cannot provide the relief so desperately needed in its aftermath, including the heavy-lifting equipment needed to clear the rubble and recover the bodies and clear the IEDs". (more...)
Putin visits his best buddy in the EU: Austria’s Sebastian Kurz Putin visits his best buddy in the EU: Austria’s Sebastian Kurz
- June 07, 2018

According to the president, the relations between Russian Federation and the West will return to normal when the Western powers realize than sanctions and pressure do not work against Moscow . Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn what people's real problems are. Mr Putin is due to take part in a summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation later this week. (more...)
Trump tweet hints anticipation for Clinton probe report, discrediting Robert Mueller investigation Trump tweet hints anticipation for Clinton probe report, discrediting Robert Mueller investigation
- June 07, 2018

Lawmakers on Tuesday are scheduled to interview the primary of three present and former FBI officers set to seem earlier than the Home Judiciary and Oversight committees this month as a part of their ongoing overview of how the Division of Justice dealt with the Clinton and Russian Federation investigations, in response to congressional aides. (more...)
Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani
- June 07, 2018

He is due to hold a historic summit with Trump next week in Singapore, brokered by Moon - the first-ever meeting between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader. A source familiar with the matter told the Joongang daily Kim had asked Xi for infrastructure investment in Pyongyang and three other key cities in North Korea. (more...)
Paul Ryan: FBI Did Nothing Wrong Spying on Trump Campaign Paul Ryan: FBI Did Nothing Wrong Spying on Trump Campaign
- June 07, 2018

After receiving a briefing on the embedded FBI source, Gowdy said he's convinced the FBI operated in a manner consistent with the organization when opening the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "I don't know the technical answer to that question, but I think obviously the answer is he shouldn't and no one is above the law", Ryan told reporters on Wednesday. (more...)
Texas man bitten by severed rattlesnake head Texas man bitten by severed rattlesnake head
- June 07, 2018

Jennifer said she called 911 and began driving her husband the 45 miles to a Corpus Christi hospital. A man's encounter with a rattlesnake the weekend of May 27 nearly ended his life. "A normal person who is going to get bit is going to get two to four doses of antivenom", his wife said. He was taken to a hospital where he underwent 26 doses of venom. (more...)
A medical mystery grows as US consulate workers in China fall ill A medical mystery grows as US consulate workers in China fall ill
- June 07, 2018

It said it was taking the reports seriously, but did not yet know the cause, and warned staff to move to a safe place if they encountered any "unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises". Pompeo told congress that the medical symptoms of the incident in China are similar to those suffered by U.S. diplomats in Cuba allegedly hit by "sonic" attacks . (more...)
Death toll from Tunisian migrant boat accident rises to 112 Death toll from Tunisian migrant boat accident rises to 112
- June 07, 2018

The rescue operation was ongoing, the defence ministry said on Sunday. Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday fired his interior minister amid recriminations over a capsized boat of migrants off the coast of the North African country in the deadliest shipwreck this year on the unsafe Mediterranean Sea route to Europe . (more...)
Stolen armored military vehicle being pursued on I-95 North Stolen armored military vehicle being pursued on I-95 North
- June 07, 2018

It was reportedly stolen from Fort Pickett in Nottoway County, according to the NBC12. Police pursued the armored vehicle on Virginia's Route 460 and onto Interstate 95, reaching speeds of little more than 40 miles per hour throughout. (more...)
Jemima to sue Reham if her ‘libellous’ book is published in UK Jemima to sue Reham if her ‘libellous’ book is published in UK
- June 07, 2018

Yesterday, the daughter of late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith publicly warned Reham in the strongest terms that she would take her to court if the book comes out in this country. The former state minister for information said that the party is yet to decide on whether it should become a party to Asghar Khan case or not. Her alleged harassers were seeking to block the release of her book. (more...)
Tory MP discusses her own abortion in Commons Northern Ireland debate Tory MP discusses her own abortion in Commons Northern Ireland debate
- June 07, 2018

She would like parliament to repeal parts of the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, thereby decriminalizing abortion in Northern Ireland. The court was asked to rule that a prohibition on abortions where a pregnancy arises from rape or incest, or "involves a serious foetal abnormality", is unlawful. (more...)
Mysterious ‘sonic attacks’ prompt evacuation of 2 more United States staff from China
- June 07, 2018

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said "a number of individuals" have been brought to the USA but didn't say how many were affected or evacuated. It was unclear if there was any connection to last year's situation in Cuba where 24 USA government employees experienced a range of ailments after hearing an unusual sound. (more...)
Three life sentences for 'cold blooded murderer' Henri van Breda Three life sentences for 'cold blooded murderer' Henri van Breda
- June 07, 2018

Van Breda, who attended school at Scotch College in Perth, also received a separate 15-year sentence for the attempted murder of his sister at the time of the attacks. "You have not told the court what precipitated these crimes". "Your future was not bleak‚ in fact it was bright". "At best for you‚ we can assume that the crimes were not committed in a vacuum but were the product of some disgruntlement in the family". (more...)
Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional
- June 07, 2018

The video of Tamimi's confrontation with the soldiers went viral, with some Israelis saying it was an example of the army not responding to provocations, but others saying the soldiers were humiliated. The Health Ministry says Izzideen Tamimi was shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. "They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: 'We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar ,'" Bilal ... (more...)
Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted
- June 07, 2018

Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn what people's real problems are. "And we will normalise relations with all our partners, including the United States, as well as those who are obedient to the United States and impose sanctions on us". (more...)
Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licenses to women Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licenses to women
- June 07, 2018

The Saudi General Traffic Directorate in Riyadh started allowing women to trade in global licenses for national ones at various locations around the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency announced . Worldwide news reporters were not present to witness the swap in the only country in the world which prevents women from getting behind the wheel. (more...)

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