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Quebec Mosque Shooter Alexandre Bissonnette's Sentencing Underway Quebec Mosque Shooter Alexandre Bissonnette's Sentencing Underway
- February 09, 2019

Outside the courtroom, Aymen Derbali , who was left quadriplegic in the shooting, said he was "very upset and astonished" that Bissonnette did not get more time. The sixth attempted murder charge related to others who were nearby in the mosque. During a sentencing hearing last June, the conversation began to shift to the appropriate way to punish a crime that was, in many ways, unprecedented in Canadian history. (more...)
Venezuela's Guaido won't rule out authorizing United States intervention Venezuela's Guaido won't rule out authorizing United States intervention
- February 09, 2019

Britain, Germany, France and Spain and more than a dozen other European Union member states recognised Mr Guaido in a coordinated action on Monday, following the expiration of an ultimatum they gave for Mr Maduro to hold a new presidential election. (more...)
Tiger kills potential mate on first date Tiger kills potential mate on first date
- February 09, 2019

A male Sumatran tiger has killed his prospective mate in their first meeting at London Zoo, after 10 days of being kept in separate, adjoining paddocks. "We're hoping he'll be the ideal mate for our attractive Melati". Sumatran tigers are described as critically endangered by the World Wildlife Federation, which estimages there are fewer than 400 in the wild. (more...)
Iran Revolutionary Guards unveil 'new ballistic missile' Iran Revolutionary Guards unveil 'new ballistic missile'
- February 09, 2019

Commenting on an unveiling ceremony that was held at an underground ballistic missile production facility for the aerospace forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), US State Department deputy spokesman Robert Palladino has called to address what he described as "Iran's blatant disregard for global norms". (more...)
Cameroon loses US military support over Anglophone crisis Cameroon loses US military support over Anglophone crisis
- February 09, 2019

Amnesty International answered Wednesday by calling on the USA government to do more. The U.S. move against a key security partner, confirmed late Wednesday, came after videos circulated online previous year showing Cameroonian forces shooting and killing civilians, including women with small children strapped to their backs. (more...)
Baby left on Ohio train as father steps out to smoke Baby left on Ohio train as father steps out to smoke
- February 09, 2019

The father is seen trying to keep up with the train before giving up. The timestamp on the video shows about a minute elapsed between the time the man stepped off the train until the time the doors close. Transit police and RTA staff responded quickly and returned to the station to reunite the man and his baby. The train operator initially told police that the father was menacing her, but the claims were unfounded during the RTA investigation. (more...)
Gov. Grisham withdraws National Guard troops from New Mexico border Gov. Grisham withdraws National Guard troops from New Mexico border
- February 09, 2019

The video segment paid for by Lujan Grisham's campaign fund shows the diminutive governor crashing through a make-believe school classroom and taking aim at a wall bearing Trump's portrait. Instead, we have a president who continues to use construction of a border wall as a cudgel in his dealings with Congress, especially with the Democrats in the House. (more...)
Trump, in Private, Lays Out His Demands for a Border Security Deal Trump, in Private, Lays Out His Demands for a Border Security Deal
- February 09, 2019

Ms Pelosi, who sat behind Mr Trump for the 82-minute speech, and other Democrat women wore white in tribute to suffragettes 100 years after Congress agreed to give USA women the right to vote. It was unclear what verbiage the evolving pact would use to describe the barriers, with Democrats vowing repeatedly to block funding for a "wall". Also in play were the number of beds the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency could have for detained migrants and the amount of aid included ... (more...)
Trump says summit with Kim to take place in Hanoi Trump says summit with Kim to take place in Hanoi
- February 09, 2019

He and Mr. Biegun have stressed the economic benefits to NKorea if it does so. The two envoys will meet again ahead of the much anticipated summit at the end of the month. But North Korea said past year that February 8 would be celebrated as the date that the Korean People's Army was founded, as that is the day in 1948 that Kim Il Sung began a transformation that culminated in its establishment. (more...)
Facility where incapacitated woman gave birth to shut down Facility where incapacitated woman gave birth to shut down
- February 09, 2019

Although initially described by authorities as comatose, her parents have said that she is capable of responding to sound and making facial gestures, and she has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck. Police say DNA evidence connected from Sutherland and the baby is a match. He has since given up his nursing license. Sutherland was a licensed practical nurse who surrendered his license after his arrest, and he has pleaded not guilty in court. (more...)
Politician accused of licking male co-workers' faces resigns Politician accused of licking male co-workers' faces resigns
- February 09, 2019

Oakley resigned after being fined $5,000 by the Florida Commission on Ethics and a public reprimand by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Crawford said that Oakley, who he said appeared to be drunk, approached him and his executive assistant, Cherylanne McGrady, cursed at them and told Crawford not to bring McGrady around anymore. (more...)
Attorney General nominee William Barr heads to full Senate vote Attorney General nominee William Barr heads to full Senate vote
- February 09, 2019

For the time being, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will remain in charge of the department - and the Mueller investigation. His confirmation is expected to draw a bitter partisan fight, especially given how Barr would oversee the special counsel investigation. (more...)
Man charged in shooting of school bus driver on I-35W Man charged in shooting of school bus driver on I-35W
- February 09, 2019

He is later cuffed and walked to the door of the bus , then put in a squad auto. Lilly is then seen on video walking over toward the bus's driver side window as the bus appears to try and pull out into traffic, charges say. The school bus driver, whose identity has not been made public, was rushed to hospital. "You nearly run out of ways to describe what went on here, it's just horrific", Chief Deputy Hennepin County Attorney David Brown said. (more...)
NYPD to Google: Stop letting Waze users publicize our DWI traps NYPD to Google: Stop letting Waze users publicize our DWI traps
- February 09, 2019

Other Waze crowd-sourced features such as the speed trap and speed limit posting features recently ported over to Google Maps are similarly safety-focused too. Prunty asked that Google, which purchased Waze in 2013, "immediately remove this function from the Waze application". Google bought Waze in 2013, and the Global Positioning System app provides real-time directions. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway allegedly assaulted in restaurant in October Kellyanne Conway allegedly assaulted in restaurant in October
- February 09, 2019

Conway told Bash that her attacker "ought to pay" for the incident. Mrs. Conway described the woman as "unhinged" and "out of control". William Alden McDaniel Jr ., who represents Ms. But it's unclear what exactly Inabinett said to Conway. Sanders was once asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia after the co-owner said it "has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation". (more...)
Vet saves frozen pet cat in Montana Vet saves frozen pet cat in Montana
- February 09, 2019

When she got to the clinic, her temperature was reportedly below 32 degrees. Luckily, Fluffy survived after veterinarians at the clinic raised her body temperature using warm water, blow dryers, towels, and intravenous fluids. "She's crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Clark said. Fluffy was discharged to her owners the same night she was taken in for care. (more...)
Roberts, Supreme Court Liberals Block Louisiana Abortion Law Roberts, Supreme Court Liberals Block Louisiana Abortion Law
- February 09, 2019

Gee , in detail, " explains Noah Feldman at Bloomberg ". Instead, the state would commence a 45-day "regulatory process" that will allow abortion clinics in the state to document the admitting privileges of their physicians who perform abortion. (more...)
Serial killer Bruce McArthur can apply for parole at age 91: Judge Serial killer Bruce McArthur can apply for parole at age 91: Judge
- February 09, 2019

The sentence means he will not be eligible to apply for parole until he's 91 years old. But Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon said he would likely never be released. He kept clothing, personal items and hair of his victims, according to an agreed statement of facts. McArthur murdered Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Kirushna Kanagaratnam, Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman between September 2010 and June, 2017. (more...)
France, Germany compromise on Russia's Nord Stream II gas pipeline France, Germany compromise on Russia's Nord Stream II gas pipeline
- February 09, 2019

France obviously wants to oppose the construction of the second branch of the North Stream gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Germany, Deutsche Welle is reporting. The other two countries on the side of Germany are Bulgaria and Hungary. "We are asking that there are guarantees for the security of Europe and for the security and stability of Ukraine ". (more...)
Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules
- February 08, 2019

While prosecutors alleged Elorez played an " active " role in the mutilation of the dogs, stitching bags of liquid heroin into their stomachs to avoid detection by USA authorities, his lawyer claimed he was merely the " student " of the criminal mastermind who oversaw operations at the "drug-puppy farm" in Medellin, Colombia almost 15 years ago. (more...)
Valerie Reyes, missing Westchester woman, identified as body found in suitcase Valerie Reyes, missing Westchester woman, identified as body found in suitcase
- February 08, 2019

She just said, 'I'm scared. Police in CT say they are working with the New Rochelle Police Department and other law enforcement agencies at multiple levels and have engaged a variety of resources to assist in the investigation. "It's always sensitive to us that every time we have a tragedy like this there is a family connected to it", Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
Eerie photo sums up humanitarian crisis facing starving Venezuela
- February 08, 2019

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in NY, "humanitarian action needs to be independent of political, military or other objectives". Critics have said three previous dialogue processes have allowed the ruling Socialist Party to stall for time without making major concessions on key issues including imprisoned opposition politicians and electoral transparency. (more...)
NJ groom charged with sexually assaulting teen server at reception NJ groom charged with sexually assaulting teen server at reception
- February 08, 2019

Aimers pushed the waitress into an empty stall and started forcibly kissing her, she later told police. Authorities say that later on that night, Aimers followed the waitress into the women's bathroom, pulled her into a stall and forcibly kissed her before attempting to unbutton his trousers. (more...)
Nuns 'sex slaves' scandal fresh blow to Catholic church Nuns 'sex slaves' scandal fresh blow to Catholic church
- February 08, 2019

The reporter asked the pope about a Vatican magazine article published last week detailing reports of sexual abuse by clerics resulting in nuns having abortions or giving birth to children fathered by priests. This is the first time that the Vatican has positively recognize these claims. Pope Francis , who canonised Paul VI in October 2018, approved the optional memorial in light of "the petitions and desires of the people of God", said the decree, signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah and ... (more...)
Kavanaugh Hearing Attorneys Clash Again In Virginia Lt. Governor Case Kavanaugh Hearing Attorneys Clash Again In Virginia Lt. Governor Case
- February 08, 2019

Many House and Senate Democrats , as well as Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, have all called on Northam to resign , but party leadership has remained mostly silent on the assault claim against Fairfax. He said that it was no longer possible for Mr Northam to lead the state. To make things potentially more politically complicated, the House of Delegates is split 51-49, after one tied legislative race was awarded to a Republican through a random drawing . (more...)
U.S. lawmakers criticise Saudi Arabia, ask about weapons restrictions U.S. lawmakers criticise Saudi Arabia, ask about weapons restrictions
- February 08, 2019

The discovery of weapons making their way into the hands of armed groups recognised as terrorist has raised fresh concerns over a key ally and is said to be a violation of agreements between Washington and the Gulf states. The channel has previously reported, citing documents provided by the Yemen-based human rights group Mwatana, that fragments of US-made bombs had been discovered at the sites of attacks in Yemen. (more...)
Muslim man executed after US Supreme Court denies request for imam's presence Muslim man executed after US Supreme Court denies request for imam's presence
- February 08, 2019

But the Alabama prison where Ray was awaiting execution wouldn't allow it. Prison officials would only allow their own Christian chaplain to offer the prisoner solace from inside the execution chamber. Ray has been incarcerated at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, for almost 20 years, following his conviction in 1999 for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl - just five and a half months after the then-22-year-old was found guilty in the murders of two teenage boys two hours ... (more...)
More than 300 Nigerian communities reject practice of female genital mutilation More than 300 Nigerian communities reject practice of female genital mutilation
- February 08, 2019

Hundreds of millions of women have been subjected to female genital mutilation , the United Nations said Wednesday as the world body marks the practice's zero-tolerance day. "We as a community of Ghanaians must demonstrate our commitment to protect our women and girls from human rights abuses to eliminate all forms of violence against them, " said Morrison. (more...)
GOP Va. senator was managing editor of yearbook filled with racism GOP Va. senator was managing editor of yearbook filled with racism
- February 08, 2019

Ralph Northam to resign, following the circulation of racist yearbook photos in his medical school yearbook . The N-word is also reportedly printed in The Bomb , and a Thai student is referred to as a "Chink". While saying they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of Herring's past, the USA lawmakers described him as having "earnestly reached out to each of us to apologize and express his deep remorse" and said he was holding "in-depth discussions with leaders and others in Virginia". (more...)
Democrats, Republicans appear close to deal to avoid another government shutdown Democrats, Republicans appear close to deal to avoid another government shutdown
- February 08, 2019

Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she knows "there's this impatience" to see the full picture of Trump's finances but Democrats have to proceed carefully. In January, Neal told CNN that he is "judiciously" pursuing Trump's tax returns . "I remember everybody was optimistic the week before Christmas", said Sen. (more...)

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