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United Nations rapporteur: Khashoggi murder 'perpetrated' by Saudi officials United Nations rapporteur: Khashoggi murder 'perpetrated' by Saudi officials
- February 08, 2019

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide he would use "a bullet" on Jamal Khashoggi one year before the Saudi journalist was killed in October. "Seeing as the Trump administration has no intention of insisting on full accountability for Mr. Khashoggi's murderers, it is time for Congress to step in and impose real consequences to fundamentally re-examine our relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen", said Robert ... (more...)
Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes 'Amazing' Recovery at Montana Animal Clinic Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes 'Amazing' Recovery at Montana Animal Clinic
- February 08, 2019

The cat named Fluffy was found almost frozen and unresponsive in the hard ice of a snow bank who temperature in Kalispell , Montana was only 10 degrees last Thursday. "She [was] crouched down looking like she's hunting something or something's in the snow bank", Dr Clark said. The temperature that afternoon in Kalispell was just below freezing . (more...)
Trump uses State of Union to warn Democrats about 'ridiculous' probes Trump uses State of Union to warn Democrats about 'ridiculous' probes
- February 07, 2019

She has shown no sign of budging from her opposition to Mr Trump's wall-funding demand. He predicted that Trump will use the platform to issue another ultimatum, threatening to declare a national emergency if he doesn't get funding for the wall . (more...)
There are 230 new emoji on the way in 2019 There are 230 new emoji on the way in 2019
- February 07, 2019

According to a blog post on Unicode website, the consortium has also released the sample images for the new emojis . A new "people holding hands" emoji will let users mix and match different skin tones and genders, with 171 possible combinations. (more...)
Ugandan woman moves to stop Miss Curvy contest Ugandan woman moves to stop Miss Curvy contest
- February 07, 2019

Ms Mungoma said since most pageants celebrate slenderness and pretty faces which are a more western way of defining beauty, most African women are uniquely built which does not make them any less attractive. "I personally feel attacked. Please sign this petition for ministry of tourism to take down the miss curvy challenge and offer an apology to the public as well", she said. (more...)
Briton held hostage by Daesh since 2012 ‘alive’ Briton held hostage by Daesh since 2012 ‘alive’
- February 07, 2019

Previously it was hinted by United Kingdom officials that Mr Cantlie, originally from Winchester, was most likely dead but the BBC reports Security Minister Ben Wallace has not explained why he believes Mr Cantlie is alive. The second abduction occurred when he returned to Syria in November 2012. Later he was abducted alongside American journalist James Foley , who was beheaded later by ISIS. (more...)
Toronto is under a freezing rain warning today Toronto is under a freezing rain warning today
- February 07, 2019

Motorists should exercise caution and expect longer travel times. Wind up to 15 km/h. Freezing rain will be a big threat tonight as more rain rides in with thunder and lightning too over an air mass with temperatures at or below freezing in much of the west and north parts of the Tri-States. (more...)
Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents Trump inauguration committee subpoenaed for financial documents
- February 07, 2019

Avenue Ventures donated $900,000 to the inaugural fund, Federal Election Commission records show. Barack Obama 's first inauguration committee raised $53 million and was much more lavish in 2009 than festivities for Trump, The New York Times reported in 2017. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren in the hot seat again in new 'Native' controversy Elizabeth Warren in the hot seat again in new 'Native' controversy
- February 07, 2019

Warren told reporters in Washington on Wednesday she did not believe her identification as Native American ever helped her get ahead. Cherokee Nation spokesperson Julie Hubbard said Warren reached out to the tribe and apologized, and said it was "encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA tests ". (more...)
Man Accused In Closs Killings, Kidnapping Waives Preliminary Hearing Man Accused In Closs Killings, Kidnapping Waives Preliminary Hearing
- February 07, 2019

The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 6.It was a brief hearing in court. Patterson faces mandatory life sentences on each of the homicide charges, up to 40 years for kidnapping and 15 years for burglary. As Wednesday's court hearing wrapped up, Patterson told his family he loves them before he left the courtroom. (more...)
Auto bomb in Mogadishu claims 11 lives Auto bomb in Mogadishu claims 11 lives
- February 07, 2019

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants on Monday shot dead the Maltese manager of a port, while detonating a auto bomb in the capital and killing 11 people and wounding 10 others. Formosa, a Maltese national, was the manager at Bossasso for P&O Ports, a subsidiary of the Dubai-based DP World. The death toll may rise as rescuers search for survivors and some of the wounded are in critical condition, Osman said. (more...)
She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite
- February 07, 2019

A " ghost " in a student's closet turned out to be a man trying on all of her clothes. However, Greensboro Police Department's spokesperson spoke to the local media saying that the victim had called her boyfriend who came over and asked the man to leave. (more...)
College student finds man in her closet
- February 07, 2019

It sounded like a raccoon in my closet", the student, identified as Maddie , told Fox 8 . Maddie said the man tried on her hat, and went into the bathroom to look in the mirror before telling her: "You're really pretty, can I give you a hug?'" Moreover, the junior told other local news outlets this week, she had previously noticed handprints on the bathroom walls. (more...)
President Trump Spends 60 Percent Working Hours in 'Executive Time' President Trump Spends 60 Percent Working Hours in 'Executive Time'
- February 07, 2019

During that time, according to Axios , Trump talks on the phone, posts tweets , and watches TV. During that time Axios counted 297 hours Trump spent in " executive time " from 51 private schedules it was given. It's indisputable that our country has never been stronger than it is today under the leadership of President Trump, ' She continued in the email statement. (more...)
Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords
- February 06, 2019

However, Password Checkup will let you know that something's wrong when you try to login to a site with a specific user name and password combination that was compromised. For those anxious that Google will be getting a copy of all of your usernames and passwords, Google's got some good news for you. Now as soon as you sign-in using unsafe credentials then the Chrome extension will send an alert 4. (more...)
Iran rejects Trump’s State of the Union accusations of anti-Semitism Iran rejects Trump’s State of the Union accusations of anti-Semitism
- February 06, 2019

The report , coupled with a Senate vote on Monday criticising the surprise withdrawal, is yet another blow to the president who has received severe backlash from allies as well as his own officials over the move. "Don't overburden Iraq with your own issues ", Salih said during a forum in Baghdad. It led both Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and the US's top envoy to OIR Brett McGurk to resign. (more...)
Pope Says Priests Kept Nuns As Sex Slaves Pope Says Priests Kept Nuns As Sex Slaves
- February 06, 2019

That case also cast a spotlight on the issue of abusive power relationships, and whether the Catholic Church ought to consider seminarians and sisters as "vulnerable adults" when compared to the priests and bishops who control everything from their vocations to their studies and salaries. (more...)
Britain's Brexit freedom will be heavenly, Nigel Farage tells Tusk Britain's Brexit freedom will be heavenly, Nigel Farage tells Tusk
- February 06, 2019

Irish premier Leo Varadkar warned Donald Tusk to brace for a backlash from the British press after his comments about the " special place in hell " reserved for Brexiteers. Varadkar said the Brexit deal, which was rejected by the United Kingdom parliament, was "the best possible". She hopes to get changes made before presenting an updated deal to the UK Parliament next week, although Mr Tusk said that the agreement was "not open for renegotiation". (more...)
USB stick found in frozen seal poo in New Zealand USB stick found in frozen seal poo in New Zealand
- February 06, 2019

Inside the poop, they found a USB drive which still worked. Not only can it provide useful information about the mammals' diet, but it also reveals if they're in good health and how long they've been in the country's waters. NIWA put out the call to find the owner on Monday and posted footage from the memory stick showing the nose of a blue kayak. Wildlife researchers in New Zealand found a surprisingly resilient memory stick in a surprising place - a 14-month-old lump of frozen seal ... (more...)
USA sends food, medical supplies to Colombia-Venezuela border USA sends food, medical supplies to Colombia-Venezuela border
- February 06, 2019

Nonetheless, Guterres said he was following the crisis in Venezuela "with a lot of concern". In a stern warning, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that US President Donald Trump risks "staining his hands with blood" if he attempts to pursue military action in his strife-torn South American country. (more...)
Man Dies After Vape Pen Explodes 'Moments After Buying It' Man Dies After Vape Pen Explodes 'Moments After Buying It'
- February 06, 2019

According to the Tarrant County medical examiner, the electrician's cause of death was listed as " penetrating trauma from exploding vaporiser pen". "It just hurts so bad", she told the Star-Telegram. In a statement, the hospital said it could not discuss case specifics due to privacy laws, but added it "will take family concerns seriously as we review all that transpired". (more...)
Twitter reacts to Trump's delayed State of the Union address Twitter reacts to Trump's delayed State of the Union address
- February 06, 2019

President Trump's guests for the speech included Alice Marie Johnson, a woman whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by the president, and Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, who has been bullied over his last name. (more...)
Pentagon walks back Trump idea of using Iraq base to counter Iran Pentagon walks back Trump idea of using Iraq base to counter Iran
- February 06, 2019

The report comes as Trump is expected to call in Tuesday's speech for conclusions to what he will describe as endless wars, not just in Syria, where about 3,000 USA troops are said to be stationed, but also in Afghanistan, where some 14,000 us military personnel are still deployed . (more...)
Taliban takes center stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks Taliban takes center stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks
- February 05, 2019

The Taliban's longtime negotiator, Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, who has taken part in all rounds of discussions between the insurgents and Khalilzad among other United States diplomats in recent months, will lead the Taliban delegation in Moscow. (more...)
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in hot water over call with Jeremy Corbyn Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in hot water over call with Jeremy Corbyn
- February 05, 2019

Jeff Flake in an elevator during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh , will be attending the State of the Union as a guest of New York Rep. CBS News will broadcast and stream Mr. Trump's State of the Union address, which is expected to begin Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate 50-48. (more...)
US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit
- February 05, 2019

The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea , August 23, 2016. U.S. President Donald Trump is slated to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February. North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes remain intact and the country is working to make sure those capabilities can not be destroyed by any military strikes, according to a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors. (more...)
Seven killed in train accident in India's Bihar state Seven killed in train accident in India's Bihar state
- February 05, 2019

A technical fault was blamed for the disaster that took place close to 4 a.m. near the Shahadai Bujurg railway station, jolting passengers out of their sleep and causing widespread confusion and panic in the darkness. The Railways also informed that the front portion of the train comprising 12 coaches with 1,500 passengers departed for Danapur, where additional coaches will be attached to the train to accommodate the remaining passengers. (more...)
Tory hardliners REJECT EU concession on Brexit backstop Tory hardliners REJECT EU concession on Brexit backstop
- February 05, 2019

The statement said that Lord Trimble "and others" are "planning to take the government to court over the Protocol on Northern Ireland - which includes the so-called "backstop" - as it breaches the terms of the Good Friday Agreement". Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier reiterated this position on Monday, saying that the Irish backstop was the "only operational solution" to an orderly Brexit. (more...)
United Kingdom offered Nissan US $100 million to ease its Brexit fears United Kingdom offered Nissan US $100 million to ease its Brexit fears
- February 05, 2019

Clark said 740 new jobs were due to be created by the X-Trail investment but none of the existing workforce would be hit by the decision to pull the model, which will exclusively be built in Japan. In a letter to workers, it said continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to "plan for the future". Clark's letter referenced "a package of support in areas such as skills, R&D and innovation" for Nissan that could amount to up to 80 million pounds. (more...)
France’s ‘yellow vests’ rail against police violence France’s ‘yellow vests’ rail against police violence
- February 05, 2019

An estimated 13,800 people gathered between Daumesnil and Republic avenues, according to a count by Occurrence by Liberation.The police, however, provided lower estimates, stating that some 10,500 people turned out for the rally in Paris . (more...)

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