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Government to invest in brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell Government to invest in brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell
- May 15, 2018

Tessa Jowell was one of those few politicians who could inspire and unite across party lines. 'Her lifetime of tireless public service, her incredible bravery and dignity in the final months'. The UK's Guardian newspaper also says gold standard tumour diagnosis tests will be rolled out to all NHS hospitals. "She was completely down to earth, completely practical, had no qualms, no squeamishness, about all aspects of peoples' lives", Cooper added. (more...)
Magnitude 4.1 Quake Northwest Of Guthrie Shakes Oklahoma Magnitude 4.1 Quake Northwest Of Guthrie Shakes Oklahoma
- May 15, 2018

Smaller quakes have also been felt in the area. Geologists recorded a 4.0 magnitude quake Sunday evening in central Oklahoma. The epicenter of the quake was located about seven miles away from Marshall and Crescent in Logan County. The quake was about two and a half miles deep. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake. Residents in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and other nearby suburbs reported feeling similar shaking. (more...)
Wembley Fantastic End To Season - Leicester Boss Relishing Tottenham Trip Wembley Fantastic End To Season - Leicester Boss Relishing Tottenham Trip
- May 15, 2018

And Leicester manager Puel believes Vardy and Kane could easily link up as a duo for Gareth Southgate's men. "It's not just the players, but the club structure and the owners want to build a new training ground, new stadium and I think it's a young team, that started with a lot of young players, on the bench too, and I hope they will be the future of Leicester". (more...)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russian Federation on May 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russian Federation on May 21
- May 15, 2018

Sources said Modi would most likely reassure Putin of India's commitment to consolidate ties with Russian Federation in defence, nuclear energy, trade and other key sectors. The agreement - which was negotiated by the Obama administration and included Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain - had lifted most USA and worldwide economic sanctions against Iran. (more...)
Fearless cop mum shoots armed robber at Mother's Day celebration in Brazil Fearless cop mum shoots armed robber at Mother's Day celebration in Brazil
- May 15, 2018

In reply she said that any mother would do the same and protect children. Moreira, who would later die in hospital, was then pined to the ground by Sastre who put her foot on his back and pointed her gun at his head. Katia sprang into action outside the school in Suzano, which is part of the Metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, on Saturday as it celebrated an event to mark Mother's Day which falls on May 13 in Brazil. (more...)
French FM slams 'unacceptable' United States sanctions on Iran French FM slams 'unacceptable' United States sanctions on Iran
- May 14, 2018

Not even halfway past his term, he managed to withdraw from the TTP, a transpacific trade deal aimed at curtailing China's economic influence in Asia, the Paris Accord, a key agreement on tackling climate change, and now the JCPOA, a security arrangement meant to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. (more...)
Parkland Students Had 'Legendary Breakfast' With Waffle House Shooting Hero James Shaw Parkland Students Had 'Legendary Breakfast' With Waffle House Shooting Hero James Shaw
- May 14, 2018

Shaw was credited with saving several lives by disarming gunman Travis Reinking and throwing his gun over the counter of the Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House to end the shooting, which killed four people. President Donald Trump on occasion, also attended the meetup. The Parkland massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seemed to have marked a turning point in America's long-running gun debate, sparking a youth-led movement for tighter gun controls. (more...)
Dozens of Palestinians Killed in Violent Clashes Along Gaza Strip Dozens of Palestinians Killed in Violent Clashes Along Gaza Strip
- May 14, 2018

David Friedman , the USA ambassador to Israel, presided over the dedication ceremony, and said the embassy move from Tel Aviv keeps a "promise we made to the American people". However, the move has been met with condemnation by Palestinians and many members of the worldwide community, which views Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. (more...)
Family of 5 bomb Indonesia police Hqs — Surabaya attacks Family of 5 bomb Indonesia police Hqs — Surabaya attacks
- May 14, 2018

Three suicide blasts were committed by one family - a husband, wife and four children - against three churches in the town. On Monday members of another family blew themselves up at a police station in the city, wounding 10. Its ambitions have been reined in after losing most of the land it once occupied in Iraq and Syria, and there are concerns that jihadists will now turn their focus on establishing a base in Southeast Asia. (more...)
OPEC in no hurry to decideif extra oil needed to offset Iran
- May 14, 2018

USA light crude was down 16 cents at $71.20, having touched a 3-1/2 year high of $71.89 on Thursday. Saudi Arabia is monitoring the impact of the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on oil supplies and is ready to offset any shortage but it will not act alone to fill the gap, an OPEC source familiar with the kingdom's oil thinking said on Wednesday. (more...)
U.S. officially opens its Jerusalem embassy in ceremony U.S. officially opens its Jerusalem embassy in ceremony
- May 14, 2018

He received a standing ovation when he said , "Every US president has promised to move the American embassy to Jerusalem". "Choosing a tragic day in Palestinian history (to open the Jerusalem embassy) shows great insensibility and disrespect for the core principles of the peace process", Hamdallah wrote. (more...)
Defectors claim Seoul official tricked them into leaving North Korea Defectors claim Seoul official tricked them into leaving North Korea
- May 14, 2018

At the time of their defection in 2016, South Korea had said it was satisfied that the women had escaped from the North voluntarily. A dozen North Korean waitresses who defected two years ago were tricked into abandoning their country by a manager who secretly worked for Seoul's National Intelligence Service. (more...)
Syrian army shoots down dozens of Israeli missiles Syrian army shoots down dozens of Israeli missiles
- May 14, 2018

Israel told Russian Federation about the imminent attack as part of the two countries' ongoing security coordination in Syria. The extended barrage of fire comes amid soaring tensions between Israel and Iran, two rivals battling for regional influence , and less than two days after the United States withdrew from the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. (more...)
The Pope has sold his 198mph Lamborghini for £615000 The Pope has sold his 198mph Lamborghini for £615000
- May 14, 2018

With a speed limit of 19mph, there is little use for a 198mph Huracan in the Vatican City. The auto was entered into RM Sotheby's Monte Carlo sale over the weekend, where it ended-up selling for an eye-watering £615,000. The Lamborghini Huracan RWD was realized by Lamborghini's customisation department "Ad Personam" and the been signed by the Pope on the hood. There have been no changes made to the mechanicals and the Lamborghini Huracan RWD draws power from the 5.2-litre V10 with 576 ... (more...)
Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests… Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests…
- May 14, 2018

The states of Tamil Nadu , Kerala, Puducherry and Karnataka, which are locked in the Cauvery water sharing dispute, have also been given copies of the scheme to verify if it conforms to the earlier order. "Ms Jayalalitha had struggled to secure the state's interests on Cauvery row and the AIADMK government would ensure our rights". It is noteworthy that even though the Supreme Court has stated the allocation in its verdict, it is CMB which is responsible for its implementation, and ... (more...)
Arrested terror suspect trained in Pakistan, helped by Dawood Ibrahim gang Arrested terror suspect trained in Pakistan, helped by Dawood Ibrahim gang
- May 14, 2018

The ATS officials kept watch on him after a tip off from the Kolkata special task force officials and arrested him on May 11. He was arrested by the anti-terror agency's Juhu unit on May 11, had been to Pakistan, via Sharjah and Dubai, for training at a camp operated by a terror outfit. (more...)
Israel strikes 'dozens' of Iranian targets after rocket barrage on Golan Heights Israel strikes 'dozens' of Iranian targets after rocket barrage on Golan Heights
- May 14, 2018

However, the sources stressed that it is still unclear what type of attack Iran might launch. Syrian media outlets reported Tuesday night that loud explosions were heard in the Damascus area. The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said rockets were fired at military positions of the Syrian army and allied forces in Baath City. (more...)
Israeli singer Netta became the victor of Israeli singer Netta became the victor of "Eurovision-2018"
- May 14, 2018

Barzilai was considered one of the favorites in the 43-nation pop music competition, in which each country has one artist with one song. The 29-year-old contestant was left clapping helplessly mid-song, after the intruder brought her rendition of " Storm " to a halt and shouted about "Nazis of the United Kingdom media", adding: "We demand freedom". (more...)
Illegal extermination of dogs in Sitapur would only worsen situation: Activist Illegal extermination of dogs in Sitapur would only worsen situation: Activist
- May 14, 2018

The victim was 12-year-old. The recent attack comes less than a week after the Uttar Pradesh Police announced that drones and night vision devices would be put into use for tackling the feral dogs and after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath personally visited Sitapur regarding the canine menace. (more...)
Monday forecast: Chance of severe storms by this evening Monday forecast: Chance of severe storms by this evening
- May 14, 2018

On Monday morning, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center upgraded the odds for severe weather in the region. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail and strong wind gusts are possible. More storms and showers are in store tomorrow. Winds N 5-10 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms will be mainly after midnight and continue through the Monday morning commute. (more...)
Arun Jaitley undergoing kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS Arun Jaitley undergoing kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS
- May 14, 2018

Piyush Goyal will also be given additional charge as finance minister till Arun Jaitley recovers from a kidney transplant. Ms Irani will retain charge of the textiles ministry which she has been handling. "Alphons Kannanthanam relieved of the charge of MoS in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology", news agency ANi tweeted. Union Minister Jaitley, who was suffering from a kidney infirmity and was undergoing dialysis for last one month, and now has underwent a surgery at ... (more...)
The Newest: Catalan candidate guarantees work for independence The Newest: Catalan candidate guarantees work for independence
- May 14, 2018

Torra should be elected by Parlament with 66 out of 135 votes in favour, 65 against and 4 abstentions. Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium after being sacked as Catalonia's leader when he attempted to force through an illegal, internationally unrecognised independence referendum in October, is now in Berlin awaiting a German court ruling on whether he will be extradited to Spain on charges that he misused public funds for his secessionist vote. (more...)
The Health 202: Health industry appears unfazed by Trump's drug pricing speech The Health 202: Health industry appears unfazed by Trump's drug pricing speech
- May 14, 2018

Azar said that Trump views tougher negotiation as key to the plan, and that his agency will consider an alternative system for buying Medicare Part B drugs, which are administered by a healthcare provider and covered directly by the government. (more...)
PM Lee congratulates Dr Mahathir on swearing in PM Lee congratulates Dr Mahathir on swearing in
- May 14, 2018

While offshore investors are selling Malaysian assets after an unprecedented election victory for the country's political opposition, Southeast Asian markets seem to be taking the news in stride. Dr Mahathir was sworn in as Malaysia's seventh prime minister on Thursday night, a day after his Pakatan Harapan coalition delivered a shock win at the Malaysia election, ending the six-decade rule by former premier Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional coalition. (more...)
Vodacom posts 6.3% rise in FY revenue on rising user base Vodacom posts 6.3% rise in FY revenue on rising user base
- May 14, 2018

But issuing 233.5-million new shares to United Kingdom parent Vodafone to pay for its 35% of Safaricom resulted in Vodacom's headline earnings per share (HEPS) remaining flat at R9.23. "The priority is to manage out-of-bundle exposure in accordance with Icasa's recently published End-user and Subscriber Service Charter regulation, effectively improving the cost to communicate for customers", said a statement. (more...)
Moulana targeted by 'bomb' in Verulam mosque Moulana targeted by 'bomb' in Verulam mosque
- May 14, 2018

Speaking to the local eNCA television news network, Balram said the entire mosque and up to 40 homes in the vicinity were also evacuated for the safety of residents. "President Ramaphosa's thoughts particularly go out to the Muslim community of Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, who suffered violence and tragedy in a place of worship several days ago". (more...)
S/Africa mourns veteran photojournalist Sam Nzima S/Africa mourns veteran photojournalist Sam Nzima
- May 14, 2018

Condolences continue to pour in for legendary photographer Sam Nzima. The photographer had collapsed two days earlier but did not recover in the hospital, he said. Bongi, evidently distraught at the time of the telephonic interview, said the family was still devastated by the news even though her father had not been well in recent weeks. (more...)
Pretoria to run South Africa's troubled North West province Pretoria to run South Africa's troubled North West province
- May 14, 2018

Placing the North West under administration deals with the symptoms not the cause. His global reputation as "Mr Fix-it" is on the line. An Inter-Ministerial Task Team has been probing allegations of corruption in the province. Section 100 of the Constitution empowers the national executive to intervene when a province can not or does not fulfill an executive obligation in terms of the Constitution or legislation. (more...)
White House Open to Sanctioning European Companies That Do Business With Iran White House Open to Sanctioning European Companies That Do Business With Iran
- May 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump's pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal has upset Washington's European allies, cast uncertainty over global oil supplies and raised the risk of conflict in the Middle East. German leader Angela Merkel also told Trump on a visit to Washington late last month that the nuclear deal was insufficient in itself to curb Iran's ambitions in the region. (more...)
Bounce house with child inside rolls onto California highway Bounce house with child inside rolls onto California highway
- May 14, 2018

The sheriff's department said it then struck a vehicle, at which point the child fell out of it . It was the latest in a handful of incidents where bounce houses have taken to the air with children inside because of high winds. The driver of the auto that was hit by the bounce house wasn't hurt, but sheriffs say they're very shaken up. The inflatable bounce home was swept away from a house within the space and rolled towards the freeway with the kid inside, investigators mentioned. (more...)

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