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Assange UK bail sentence ‘disproportionate’: UN experts

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Assange , 47, who appeared in court at London's Southwark Crown Court wearing a black jacket and gray sweater alongside a throng of worldwide journalists, had faced up to a year in a British prison for his bail violation - the maximum penalty in Britain for such an offense. Read More »

More than a million evacuated as cyclone hits India's east coast

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AFP correspondents in the resort said it was a near ghost town, with trees already torn down and water levels rising even before Cyclone Fani's arrival. "The wind is deafening". After causing havoc in Odisha on Friday, Cyclone Fani entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday. Aerial pictures showed extensive flooding. Read More »

World Press Freedom Day being observed today

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A total of 15 journalists and media workers were killed in a series of bombings that began early in the year, nine of them in a single day, the RSF says in a report on its website. "More than 80 journalists faced criminal cases and harassment due to one provision in the Electronic Transaction Act for their news", Govinda Acharya, FNJ president, states in the report. Read More »

People Injured, 3 Missing in Overnight Explosion at Illinois Silicone Plant

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The blast erupted at the AB Specialty Silicones plant in Waukegan at 9:45pm last night, "leveling" the structure. Three employees are unaccounted for, Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said. " It was leveled . It's right across from the emission testing station", she said, referring to a state of IL facility at 2161 Northwestern Avenue. Read More »

US Senate Fails to Overturn Trump’s Veto of Yemen Resolution

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Fifty-three senators voted to overturn the veto, far fewer than the 67 vote threshold that was required. The Saudi-led war in Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people and spawned what the United Nations calls the world's most dire humanitarian crisis , with the country on the brink of starvation. Read More »

Trump asks why ‘radical left wing media’ are allowed on Twitter, Facebook

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The rap personalities have joined a growing movement of celebs pushing for Facebook to unban the Nation of Islam leader. Share Infowars too often, and you'll be banned too. Former BNP leader Nick Griffin and Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen were also been banned in the crackdown. 'When will the Radical Left Wing Media apologize to me for knowingly getting the Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong? President Donald Trump addressed the latest round of social ... Read More »

US Mulls Options for Venezuela After Guaidó Uprising Falters

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Maduro's government accuses the US and others of launching an "economic war" against Venezuela, blaming it for most of the country's problems. However, that failed to materialize. "The prime minister also reiterated his concern for the ongoing suffering of the Venezuelan people". Tens of thousands took to the streets across the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, heeding Guaido's call to keep the pressure on Maduro. Read More »

Thai king makes bodyguard his Queen

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn , 66, paid his respects to his forefathers in front of statues of King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, a venerated 19th-century moderniser, and King Rama I, who founded the Chakri dynasty in the late 18th century. "The monarchy is the only institution in this country that has lasted for more than 700 years", Sulak Siwarak, a historian in Thailand told Al Jazeera. Read More »

IDF strikes Gaza overnight, two rockets launched from the Strip

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There were no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries. An Israeli army spokesperson said that the airstrikes "came in response" to alleged incendiary and explosive balloon launches by Palestinians from Gaza towards southern Israel . A military spokeswoman said the rocket fell into the Mediterranean, a few kilometres (couple of miles) off the Israeli coast. Israel's military blamed the launch on Islamic Jihad, which is allied to Hamas. Read More »

Palestinian journalist shot in head by rubber bullet while covering Gaza protest

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Healthcare providers told Middle East Eye that the pattern of wounds shows that Israeli soldiers are purposefully shooting to maim protesters, most of whom are in their 20s and now require long-term medical care. Border clashes have been taking place for over a year during weekly demonstrations. Islamic Jihad, a Hamas-allied group, said its head will also attend the meetings. Read More »

Easter bombers visited Kashmir for training, establish links: Sri Lanka army chief

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Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter suicide bombings that killed 257 people, a spokesman said. He said 47 people were still being treated in hospitals, including 12 in intensive care. Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, a Delhi-based photo journalist, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter bombings was arrested by Sri Lankan police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school, news agency PTI ... Read More »

Boeing 737 skids off runway into Florida river with 136 on board

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The plane was carrying 136 people, Reuters reported, citing a spokesman for Naval Air Station'. Two people aboard suffered injuries and were hospitalized, reported First Coast News. The Lion Air crash involved the same type of aircraft: Boeing 737 Max-8. The company has been contacted for comment. Boeing has responded to the accident saying that it was aware of it and was gathering information. Read More »

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong-nam assassination returns home

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Doan Thi Huong and an Indonesian woman were charged with poisoning Kim Jong-nam by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. She was sentenced to 40 months in prison from the day of her arrest and was released early for good behavior. She is due to be freed May 3, 2019. " I felt so lonely and I missed my home so much - that was my most fearful feeling". Read More »

Florida Legislature OKs Teacher-Arming Bill

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It also makes it illegal to hold or use your phone in construction or school zones, and element added to the bill by the Florida Senate and then approved by the Florida House. Most Democrats voted against the bill, which was strongly opposed by teacher unions . No one was hurt. But its opponents warn of the danger of accidents among teachers who would effectively be tasked with policing as well as education, and who, in the event of a school shooting, could be mistaken for a shooter by ... Read More »

North Korea warns of 'unintended consequences' for United States over denuclearization

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for what she described as his "stupid and dangerous" suggestion last week that the U.S. would "change paths" should diplomacy with the DPRK not succeed. The mention of an unwanted outcome may suggest that the North could reactivate its missile or nuclear programs. "It is more than important for our country to be proactive in tackling the issue", the premier said. Read More »

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

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The storm is expected to weaken as it moves north-northeast toward Kolkata , one of India's most populous cities, and Bangladesh. The area around Puri is recording wind speeds of around 170 kilometers per hour. In 2017, Cyclone Ockhi killed more than 200 people and displaced hundreds. "We have thankfully received no reports of casualties from Odisha after the cyclone's landfall", said N.C. Read More »

DEVELOPING: Miami Air Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway in Jacksonville

Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla . Almost 150 passengers were unharmed after a Boeing 737 that had travelled from Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay crashed in the St. Based off of where the aircraft ended, it appears that the aircraft was attempting to land on runway 10 before skidding off of the east end of the runway into the river. Read More »

Pressure grows on Attorney General Barr over Mueller

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Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., said he had "never seen anything like it", adding that he wondered "what has happened to the United States Senate". "Being the attorney-general does not give you a badge to say whatever you want and it is a fact because you are the attorney-general." Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called Ms Pelosi's allegation "reckless, irresponsible and false". Read More »

N. Korea launches "barrage" of short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan

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The last North Korean missile launch was in November 2017. The joint chiefs of staff were not immediately available for comments, while South Korea's presidential spokeswoman said they were checking the report. In November of a year ago, after an abrupt cancellation of a meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart, the North tested a so-called "ultramodern tactical weapon", apparently an artillery piece. Read More »

Putin Signs Order Widening Eligibility For Russian Passports

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Ukrainian President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the Kremlin's decision to simplify citizenship for Donbas residents means that Russian Federation has effectively recognized its responsibility as an "occupying power" in the region, which Moscow has denied since the beginning of hostilities in 2014. Read More »

8-Year-Old ‘Hero’ Pulls Sister from Moving Car to Avert Kidnapping

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As Coburn was increased in front of the emergency room from the vehicle in order to help the daughter in a wheelchair and bring you to the reception, stayed for the children in the back seat of the auto seats. Coburn managed to open the driver's side door in an effort to gain control over the vehicle but Singh allegedly fended off the woman, locking the door. Read More »

Putin, Trump discuss nuclear disarmament, Venezuela, Mueller report during phone call

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Their conversation also comes as the White House accuses Russian Federation of talking Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro out of leaving the country for Cuba. "They also talked about North Korea". "The world has moved on from the Cold War and its bilateral arms control treaties that cover limited types of nuclear weapons or only certain ranges of adversary missiles", national security adviser John Bolton told The Associated Press last week. Read More »

President Trump: Mueller report is done, time to get back to work

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On Wednesday, the Justice Department released a letter from Mueller criticizing Barr's summary of his report and urging him to release the executive summaries contained within the report itself. Mueller wrote in that letter that he was dissatisfied with Barr's own initial summary of the report because it "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office's work and conclusions", so Mueller requested Barr release Mueller's own summaries to the public. Read More »

Pompeo: Russia will try to influence elections in 2050

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Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from", he continued. "It takes character like Mr. Mattis's to avoid the damage, because Mr. The investigation by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which had cast a shadow over Trump since he took office, claims that Russian Federation attempted to influence the 2016 US election but did not find that the Trump election campaign colluded with Moscow. Read More »

New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern gets engaged to long-term partner

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Ms Ardern and Mr Gayford have a 10-month-old daughter, Neve. Ardern laughed raucously when asked whether a marriage proposal on her part might be in the couple's near future in a BBC interview in January. He bumped into Ms Ardern, who was a rising star of the Labour Party. Since the birth, Gayford, a television fishing show host, has taken on the role of stay-at-home dad. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

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Mourao has opposed any consideration of a military intervention in Venezuela to oust Maduro, a position that Bolsonaro has now adopted, though during a visit to the White House last month he said he would not rule out military action. Four people were killed in the skirmishes, and dozens were injured. Maduro denied that he was preparing to flee the country for Cuba but was talked out of it by Russian Federation - a claim put forth by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with CNN. Read More »

Man hurt after fall from cliff into Kilauea volcano caldera

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He fell 60 to 70 feet down the crater, and ended up trapped on a narrow ledge partway down the crater's mouth. The US National Park Service said the man, who was visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, climbed past the railing, lost his footing and fell into the Kilauea volcano caldera- the crater formed by previous volcanic activity. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi holds press conference after Barr Senate testimony

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Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe ". It's unclear what House Democrats can do to force Barr's appearance, since Congress has limited tools to punish him if he doesn't comply with a subpoena. "I care about the special interests in our country.' That was the message", Pelosi said. Also weighing in on the matter of who would ask questions was Trump. Read More »

Three-eyed snake spotted on Australia’s highway, pictures go viral

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The unusual reptile , nicknamed Monty Python, was spotted by Parks and Wildlife rangers near Humpty Doo in the Northern Territories. The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service shared a weird snap of the rare creature. Snake expert Prof Bryan Fry said mutations were a natural part of evolution. He suggested that the snake's third eye may have been "the last little bit of a twin that's been absorbed". Read More »

White House asks for $4.5 billion in emergency funds for border

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Due to a backlog in immigration courts, those who pass the initial interview live in the USA, either in detention or at large, for months or years while waiting for their cases to be adjudicated. And the final $178 million would be used for mission support, including technology upgrades and pay adjustments. Vought said that the Health and Human Services Department is close to running out of money to provide child welfare services at the border, and if it does, it will have to divert ... Read More »

Mayor of Baltimore resigns amid book scandal

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The FBI and IRS have raided the home and office of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh who had taken a leave of absence amid a scandal involving children's books she authored. She is the second Baltimore mayor in the past decade to leave office while facing allegations of corruption. Maryland's Office of State Prosecutor and the city's ethics board have launched probes into whether any laws or ethics rules have been violated. Read More »