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Police liable for inquiry failures after landmark Worboys ruling Police liable for inquiry failures after landmark Worboys ruling
- February 22, 2018

In 2014, the High Court awarded one of the women £22,500 and the second £19,000 after ruling the Met Police was liable to both women for the failures in its investigation under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human rights. He continued: "The important point to make is that, if the investigation is seriously defective, even if no systemic failures are present, this will be enough to render the police liable". (more...)
Trumps's Go-Nowhere Memo on Banning Bump Stocks Trumps's Go-Nowhere Memo on Banning Bump Stocks
- February 22, 2018

Bump stocks have only been a factor in one of the many high-profile mass shootings in recent years: last year's massacre in Las Vegas , now the deadliest in American history. The White House also indicated on Tuesday that the president may be open to a ban on assault weapons. In a separate Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 66 percent of people surveyed support stricter gun laws in the United States, including 86 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents - but just 34 percent ... (more...)
North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence during Olympics North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence during Olympics
- February 22, 2018

Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea is seeking to engage with North Korea in the hope that dialogue can eventually lead to negotiations on the regime's nuclear weapons programme. It's unclear exactly why the North Koreans balked on the meeting with Pence, but the vice president's office said the officials hadn't been happy with his sanctions announcement or with his decision to meet with North Korean defectors. (more...)
Philippines 'concerned' as USA report labels Duterte a threat to democracy Philippines 'concerned' as USA report labels Duterte a threat to democracy
- February 22, 2018

Our judiciary and the courts are functioning as usual. "We note that more governments are using propaganda and misinformation in social media to influence foreign and domestic audiences", the report read. "It is something that the President will take seriously as well". US President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (R) during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila on November 12, 2017. (more...)
President Trump to Host 'Listening Session' Amid Pressure to Act on Shootings President Trump to Host 'Listening Session' Amid Pressure to Act on Shootings
- February 22, 2018

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence advocacy group has called on Congress to make it easier for police to temporarily take away weapons from people deemed to be risky. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores responded to the president's announcement on Tuesday in a statement: "The Department understands this is a priority for the President and has acted quickly to move through the rulemaking process". (more...)
Police officer shot, killed during shooting in USA state of Maryland Police officer shot, killed during shooting in USA state of Maryland
- February 22, 2018

Ramzziddin, a married father of four, had been with the department for 13 years, and in 2006 received a Valor Award from the department, Stawinski said. Maryland State Police tweeted that their thoughts and prayers are with the Prince George's County Police Department. "He was off duty. It's 24 hours", said Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker. (more...)
Trump Lashes Out At Sessions Over Russia Probe - Again Trump Lashes Out At Sessions Over Russia Probe - Again
- February 22, 2018

Sanders later claimed Trump "has been tougher on Russian Federation than Obama was in eight years combined". Sanders, asked Tuesday if the president believes Russian Federation meddled in the election, gave the strongest acknowledgement yet from the White House. (more...)
Marit Bjergen caught up with the legendary Bjoerndalen's medals Marit Bjergen caught up with the legendary Bjoerndalen's medals
- February 22, 2018

In the speedskating team pursuit event, Norway won for the men while Japan took gold for the women. At just 21, he may one day mount a challenge to Bjoergen's new record, although it will be many years before he or anyone else comes close to her benchmark. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune
- February 22, 2018

US President's eldest son Donald Trump Junior is in India to promote his family's real estate projects. India is the Trump Organization's biggest worldwide market, with four real estate projects under way in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune and the Kolkata . (more...)
Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance Ariana Grande pulls out of 'surprise' Brits performance
- February 22, 2018

Liam Gallagher could be set to perform at the BRIT Awards 2018 tonight (21 February). She was supposed to sing a special tribute to the 22 Manchester victims, who lost their lives when a bomb was detonated at her concert a year ago. Gary Barlow introduced Gallagher, declaring that the Manchester concert "epitomized the human spirit" and that "hate will never win and fear will never divide us", setting the tone for this emotional performance. (more...)
Primary early voting starts Tuesday Primary early voting starts Tuesday
- February 22, 2018

Rep. Lamar Smith is relinquishing this year, 22 candidates are on the ballot, including 18 on the Republican ticket. Sunday, Feb. 25: 1 p.m - 6 p.m. Established political parties received notification of a special write-in-only primary via their central committees, less than a month before the official start of early voting, and otherwise the Clerk's office has been silent on the subject. (more...)
After deadly shooting, Trump signals openness to stricter background checks After deadly shooting, Trump signals openness to stricter background checks
- February 22, 2018

Kristin Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the measure Trump discussed with Cornyn would help to enforce existing rules but would not close loopholes permitting loose private sales on the internet and at gun shows. (more...)
Oklahomans react to Billy Graham's death Oklahomans react to Billy Graham's death
- February 21, 2018

He set a tone of ecumenical inclusion, advocated civil rights, and refused to accept the segregation of those attending his crusades. Rev. "Of course Protestants can not accept everything (the Catholic Church teaches), but they're beginning to find out that we have a great deal in common, and perhaps far more in common than we have differences", he said. (more...)
Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain Jeff Bezos Building 10000 Year Clock in West Texas Mountain
- February 21, 2018

Bezos' team has spent the last few years building parts for the clock and hollowing out a remote mountain in Texas to contain the parts. On the clock's website, Bezos writes: "The nearest airport is several hours away by vehicle, and the foot trail to the clock is rugged, rising nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor". (more...)
Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling
- February 21, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller's surprise indictment last week in his wide-ranging Russian Federation investigation sounded a fresh alarm to the USA government, social media companies and state election officials who are readying for the 2018 midterms. (more...)
Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag
- February 21, 2018

The driver, an unnamed man who is an outside contractor, was caught during a routine security sweep in a parking lot across the street from the club about an hour before press vans joined the presidential motorcade that was scheduled to enter Trump's private golf course nearby, according to The Hill . (more...)
Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms Cops: Ariz. couple kept four kids locked in separate rooms
- February 21, 2018

The children have been removed from the home. Authorities declared that the Tucson couple was taken into custody shortly after one of the children escaped the house and sought refuge in a nearby convenience store. Each parent faces 94 years to life in prison if convicted on more than two dozen charges, including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment. A child there was able to escape and use an older mobile phone to call the police. (more...)
North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute North Korea canceled Olympics meeting with Mike Pence at last minute
- February 21, 2018

Ayers characterized the offer as the North having "dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics ". Japan and the United States have been patrolling the western Korean Peninsula since previous year to enforce the UN sanctions against North Korea because of its nuclear and ballistic missile program. (more...)
Venezuela To Launch Petro Cryptocurrency To Survive Economic Crisis Venezuela To Launch Petro Cryptocurrency To Survive Economic Crisis
- February 21, 2018

One report from the launch livestream said it had raised the equivalent of 4.7 billion yuan (or 735 million USD) from the pre-sale. The Venezuelan government has outlined its plans and expectations for the petro in a website built for the cryptocurrency and hosted by the country's Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educacion Universitaria Ciencia, Tecnologia (MPPEUCT). (more...)
JPMorgan Chase to replace Manhattan headquarters with skyscraper JPMorgan Chase to replace Manhattan headquarters with skyscraper
- February 21, 2018

JPMorgan, the biggest US bank, plans to buy development rights from landmarks in the surrounding area so it can build a taller tower. The building will be the first major project under Manhattan's new East Midtown rezoning plan. "Good jobs, modern buildings and concrete improvements that will make East Midtown stronger for the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who work here", de Blasio said in a statement . (more...)
Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office
- February 21, 2018

Britain is about to enter a deep freeze that the Met Office said could unleash "significant snow" and bitterly cold weather across the nation until the start of Spring . Prof Adam Scaife, from the Met Office Hadley Centre, said: "This warming results from a breakdown of the usual high-altitude westerly winds and it often leads to a switch in our weather: with cold easterly conditions more likely to dominate subsequent United Kingdom weather". (more...)
Billy Graham dead at 99 Billy Graham dead at 99
- February 21, 2018

During the following years Graham, through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, developed a highly professional but spiritually grounded methodology which saw him preach the gospel to almost 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. (more...)
Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15% Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15%
- February 21, 2018

On the other hand, Minister Gigaba announced some relief for the poor and the working class in the form of below inflation increase in personal income tax , while ensuring an above average increase in social grants. "We are anticipating growth of 1,5% in 2018, rising to 2,1% in 2020", Gigaba said. The Treasury said South Africa faced a 48.2 billion rand revenue gap in the current 2017/18 fiscal year ending in March, down from an earlier estimate of 50.8 billion rand, and that the revenue ... (more...)
Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21 Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21
- February 21, 2018

In Aotearoa New Zealand we particularly honour the indigenous language of the nation, Te Reo Maori, and support all efforts to bring it into the public sphere. The prime minister said her government established the IMLI in Dhaka, creating facilities for researchers from home and overseas to conduct their study and research works on mother languages. (more...)
Dozens of schoolgirls missing after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria Dozens of schoolgirls missing after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
- February 21, 2018

Al Jazeera was not able to independently confirm how many students remain unaccounted for. A military source last night told Saharareporters that they could not confirm or deny if the missing girls were abducted. The mass abduction and Jonathan's handling of it was seen as contributing to his 2015 election defeat to Mohammadu Buhari, who promised to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end. (more...)
No injuries after F-16's engine catches fire over northern Japan No injuries after F-16's engine catches fire over northern Japan
- February 21, 2018

R. Scott Jobe, commander of the USA base, after the F-16 jettisoned its two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture. Misawa base Commander Col. Onodera said there have been no reports of injuries or damage on the ground or in the lake where the tanks were jettisoned. While the full details of fuel leakage in the lake are being confirmed, the Lake Ogawara fishery association chose to completely halt fishing in the lake until the fuel oil is retrieved. (more...)
Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif to be party chief Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif to be party chief
- February 21, 2018

It citied articles 62 and 63 of the Pakistani Constitution, which state that a disqualified individual can not lead a party, Pakistan Today reported. The verdict will not affect the PML-N's registration as a party. Justice Nisar, while reading out the verdict, said that a person who is disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution is not eligible to sign on any document needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate. (more...)
North Koreans cancelled meeting with Pence
- February 21, 2018

In a series of tweets last night, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that a meeting had in fact been planned. We regret their failure to seize this opportunity. North Korea pulled out of the meeting after Pence announced new sanctions over Kim's nuclear weapons program and harshly criticized the regime, Ayers said. (more...)
Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points
- February 21, 2018

Larry Belcher, died in a vehicle crash in 2008. And the circumstances of this particular vote are unique; the special election was called when Rep. Dan Johnson, the occupant of the seat, committed suicide in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. (more...)
Donald Trump urges Justice Department to ban rapid-fire 'bump stock' gun modifiers Donald Trump urges Justice Department to ban rapid-fire 'bump stock' gun modifiers
- February 21, 2018

Students from the school are also planning a march on Washington on March 24. President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases. The NRA , following the shooting in Las Vegas , announced that the organisation supports bans on bump stocks , so long as the ban were implemented within the framework of existing laws and regulatory powers. (more...)

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