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United Kingdom opposition sees rise in poll support


But the policy was branded a "dementia tax" because it put no upper limit on the amount people could be charged for their care. "While short-term factors may account for some of what we see in this latest Barometer poll, it does appear that after the extraordinary success of the Conservative party at the beginning of the election campaign, they are losing some ground to Labour". Read More »

Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief

Tedros also faced pushback from Ethiopian dissidents, who accused him of being complicit in a crackdown on anti-government protesters during a stint as foreign minister from 2012 to 2016. "My hands are clean coming out of this election and I have the ability to accelerate reforms you have championed", she said. In her final opening address to the assembly as director-general, Chan called on the assembly to make "reducing inequalities" a guiding ethical principle, adding that "the World ... Read More »

Trump budget: More for the military, less for the poor


President Trump laid out his vision for a $1 trillion infrastructure package in his budget request on Tuesday, offering the first real glimpse of the highly anticipated plan. In 2015, only 55 percent of Americans made enough money to pay direct federal income tax, meaning that Mulvaney pitched the Trump administration's budget as a benefit for a little over half of the nation. Read More »

North Korea 'ready to deploy and mass-produce new missile'

Washington described it as a medium-range missile. Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the South Korean forces are bolstering its air defence posture owing to the latest launch while keeping a close watch on the situation . South Korea's incoming left-leaning government has taken a more conciliatory line with Pyongyang than its conservative predecessors, but has reacted strongly to the latest two missile tests. Read More »

Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

The Trump administration estimates the president's budget would reduce spending by $3.6. trillion over 10 years - $1.4 trillion of which would come from non-defense discretionary spending cuts. Another target of the Trump administration's budget cuts are some federal programs and institutes related to scientific and medical research. "The cuts to welfare programs amount to $274 billion over a decade, centered around the introduction of work requirements for recipients", Russell Berman of ... Read More »

Caffeine Overdose Blamed For Death Of 16-Year-Old Teen

Watts told BuzzFeed News that according to eyewitnesses the biggest issue was that Davis "slammed or chugged the regular-sized energy drink 15 minutes before he passed out". "We lost Davis from a totally legal substance", said Watts on a news conference, as per CNN. "It was so much caffeine at the time of his death, that it caused his arrhythmia". Read More »

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought


Dam levels in the Cape are at a worrying level of 20.7%, which is 0.7% down from a week ago. Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904". Read More »

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

The San Francisco Coroner confirmed to KTVU that Martin Galindo-Larios, 37, was taken off life support on Thursday. His brother says the death affects the entire family. There does not appear to be an ongoing risk to the public, CDPH said. Lavinia Kelly, a 33-year-old Sacramento mother who has filed a lawsuit, is in the intensive care unit and can not speak due to paralysis, her husband Ricky Torres said. Read More »

Melania again appears to reject Trump's attempt at holding hands


A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel told AFP he was not aware of any flight taking that course before. Any links are diplomatically delicate, with the Arab world strong supporters of the Palestinian cause. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and US President Donald Trump shake hands at Ben Gurion International Airport prior to the latter's departure from Israel on May 23, 2017 . Read More »

South Korea fires at North 'object'

Council member states held an emergency session at the United Nations headquarters in NY on Tuesday to discuss the North's ballistic missile test on Sunday. North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test. The UNSC is also due to hold a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea to discuss the North latest Korean launch. Read More »

A bag of moon dust is up for auction

A bag that contains evidence of moon dust is being auctioned off by suburban Chicago attorney Nancy Lee Carson who gained control of the artifact after a legal battle with the federal government . "This seemingly modest bag played a crucial role in the most important scientific task of the Apollo 11 mission - to bring back the first sample of lunar material ever collected". Read More »

Korea's culture content exports continue to flourish amid China ban


In an apparent fence-mending move, South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In dispatched his envoy Lee Hae-Chan to China after his election victory last week. When Chinese President Xi Jinping called Mr. Moon last week to congratulate him on his election, Mr. Moon reportedly asked Mr. Xi for help in ending the economic retaliation that has taken a toll on South Korean businesses. Read More »

Texas Senate attaches voucher plan to school finance fix

Texas has become the second state to pass a so-called " transgender bathroom bill", but unlike North Carolina's version, Texas' is narrowly tailored to impact only public school students. "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now". Texas led a lawsuit of 13 states that fought the guidelines, which were blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas past year. Read More »

'Brave' Boy, 5, Helped Save Overdosing Parents


Johnson was given Narcan and woke up shortly afterward, police told WLWT. Following the incident, the two children were taken to the local police department, where the 5-year-old boy was given a badge for his fearless actions, which arguably saved the lives of his parents and sister. Read More »

African countries on alert over DR Congo Ebola outbreak


Mobile laboratories have been dispatched to the zone where the disease is prevalent by the health authorities who are monitoring 416 people who had come into contact with sufferers, Kabambi added. Ebola has been a constant threat in the region as well-since 1976 there have been eight outbreaks in the Congo. Rwanda has kicked off new screening measures at its official border posts with DR Congo in order to detect the virus. Read More »

Solly Mapaila calls on ANC to 'control' Zuma


Last year, South Africa's graft ombudsman recommended the establishment of a judicial commission into the alleged "state capture". He was referring to the Gupta saga in which the wealthy Indian Gupta family allegedly exerts undue influence on President Jacob Zuma in the appointments of cabinet ministers and CEOs of state-owned enterprises. Read More »

DOJ sues FCA over Ram, Jeep diesel emissions


Reports have come out indicating that a lawsuit has been filed against Fiat Chrysler alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeep cheat on emission tests. The EPA had indicated earlier that FCA faced potential fines amounting to $4.6 billion for all 104,000 Jeep and Ram models alleged to possess these devices. Read More »

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel


FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, residents of the Kisenso district receive yellow fever vaccines, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo . is the largest contributor. World Health Organization said Sunday that almost 60 per cent of its travel costs were spent on sending outside experts to affected countries and for national representatives to attend World Health Organization meetings. Read More »

Unite leader backtracks on claim that 200 seats would be Labour 'success'


Labour in opposition held 229 seats in the last parliament, but Mr McCluskey said: "I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will be a successful campaign". Corbyn has suggested he would want to carry on as Labour leader if he loses the election, but support from his backers could fall away if there are heavy losses. Read More »

Voting starts for next chief of World Health Organization

The election now moves to a third round of voting; Tedros must win two-thirds of the votes to be named to succeed China's Dr. Margaret Chan , who is ending a 10-year tenure at the United Nations health agency. There had been fears that Mr. Ghebreyesus would not get enough votes to become the D-G as the political drama Geneva caused tension among health experts who feared whether politics could outweigh accountability and experience in the casting of the ballots. Read More »

British PM May says cops know the identity of dead attacker

The "Dangerous Woman" singer tweeted that she was "broken" and said she didn't "have words" for what happened. Greater Manchester Police also carried out a "controlled explosion" in the Cathedral Gardens area near the Manchester Arena, but have since confirmed the item they found was abandoned clothing and not unsafe. Read More »

'Broken' Ariana Grande suspends tour after attack at Manchester concert

Emergency services are said to be in attendance at the venue close to Manchester Victoria station with police helicopters reported to be circling overhead. "We have a long history in Greater Manchester of communities standing together during hard times", Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said of the response. Read More »

Police handling hospital bomb investigation


Thailand police say 24 people have been injured by a bomb blast at a Bangkok hospital. Most of the bombs in Bangkok have caused only minor damage, except for a blast in August 2015 that ‎killed about 20 people near a popular Hindu shrine. Read More »

Nigeria acts on WHO Ebola alert in Congo

The World Health Organization said Sunday there is a second confirmed case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo with over a dozen more suspected cases. This was the first outbreak of the virus in DRC since 2014, when 49 people died of Ebola . At the same time, the Angolan army is transporting the new arrivals from border points to the two reception centres in Cacanda and Moussunge. Read More »

Ariana Grande concert: 'Angel of Manchester' rescues 50 teens after terror attack

Our love and thoughts are with you, Manchester. It continued: 'Please re-post for any parents with children at MEN [Manchester Arena]. "The hotels are fully operational and continue to offer support". Health workers visiting Manchester for a conference offered to help ease the pressure. May added: "The people of Manchester and the United Kingdom have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack - an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with callous calculation". Read More »

Trump sends Congress $4.1T spending plan


The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit. Read More »

Texas Approves Proposal Targeting Transgender Students


Rep. Dan Huberty , a Republican from Houston who is chairman of the powerful House Public Education Committee and spent months working on the original school finance overhaul, said he was still studying what the Senate approved overnight and hadn't fully made up his mind - but also indicated he's far from optimistic about his proposal's future. Read More »

Texas curbs transgender students's right to choose bathrooms


This, of course, does not allow transgender individuals to use the bathrooms that accord with their true gender identities. "If we must go to a special session, I will respectfully ask the governor to add both of these bills - plus other legislation he has voiced support for - in that special session call", Patrick said during a press conference at the Capitol. Read More »

Donald Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem

President Trump called the Manchester concert bombing the work of "evil losers" Tuesday, as he continued his attempts to rally the Muslim world against what he calls Islamist extremism. Speaking later in the day, Trump said he had been "deeply moved" by the visit. On Monday, Palestinians also held a general strike in support of the prisoners. Read More »