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At least 3 killed in blasts at churches in Indonesia's second city At least 3 killed in blasts at churches in Indonesia's second city
- May 13, 2018

Authorities are also investigating whether there was another explosion at a fourth church. Frans Barung, a spokesman for East Java's police, said one churchgoer was killed and 11 people suffered injuries. Christians, many from the ethnic Chinese minority, make up about 9 per cent of Indonesia's 260 million people. The archipelago nation of some 17,000 islands has long struggled with Islamic militancy, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people - mostly foreign tourists - in ... (more...)
Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested
- May 13, 2018

The Aamaq news agency said in a statement early Sunday that the assailant carried out the Saturday night attack in response to the Islamic State group's calls for supporters to target members of the USA -led military coalition squeezing the extremists out of Iraq and Syria. (more...)
Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption Hawaii asks Trump to declare state of disaster for volcano eruption
- May 13, 2018

Gallery of volcanic eruptions . NASA's space satellites have been monitoring the eruptions and growth of lava fields at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, according to The Weather Channel . Authorities also ordered workers to remove flammable pentane from a geothermal plant that is near communities that saw lava oozed from cracks in the ground. (more...)
High School Student uses Rifle to Shoot Classmate High School Student uses Rifle to Shoot Classmate
- May 12, 2018

Everyone immediately ran, he said. The sheriff said the boy is accused of attempted murder. We're not supposed to be like this - we're the United States. Ricky Munoz, 23, told CNN he had just dropped his two younger brothers and a friend off at Highland just after 7 a.m. Deputies said they had secured both locations, and were investigating. (more...)
Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border
- May 12, 2018

There are also fears that the West Bank and East Jerusalem will see protests and the IDF has sent in reinforcements there too. Evans is celebrating the bold stand of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and now is moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (more...)
Japan, China agree on 'conflict communication mechanism' over East China Sea Japan, China agree on 'conflict communication mechanism' over East China Sea
- May 12, 2018

He stressed that the creation of the China-Japan-South Korea free trade zone would "benefit not only East Asia, but also [would] have an external effect and stimulate negotiations on regional economic integration between the three countries and ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations ]". (more...)
Pharma breathes easy as Trump's drug pricing plan fizzles Pharma breathes easy as Trump's drug pricing plan fizzles
- May 12, 2018

The blueprint , which echoes numerous ideas first put forward in Trump's FY 2019 proposed budget and the White House Council of Economic Advisers drug pricing report , focuses on four areas: lowering high list prices set by manufacturers; equipping government and private payers with new tools to negotiate prices; lowering out-of-pocket costs for consumers and taking steps to stop other countries from "freeloading" off of American innovation. (more...)
Scientist, 104, who 'regrets' his long life dies as Swiss euthanasia clinic Scientist, 104, who 'regrets' his long life dies as Swiss euthanasia clinic
- May 11, 2018

Ethicists at a leading Swiss medical association oppose assisted suicide for anyone besides people with terminal illnesses. Now seven states (and Washington, D.C.) have laws allowing assisted suicide for terminally ill, mentally competent adults - Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Montana, Washington, Colorado and California. (more...)
Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races Women Candidates Win Big in NC, WV, Ohio and Indiana Primary Races
- May 11, 2018

What does all of this spin have in common? An Ohio state senator won the Republican primary to succeed retiring Rep. On Wednesday, both Gardner and Bliss pointed to results in OH, the week's busiest primary state, as proof that Democratic turnout was flagging. (more...)
Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon
- May 11, 2018

The National Weather Service says that the storm could include 60 miles per hour wind gusts and nickel size hail and possible damage to trees and power lines. The low will be near 67. The overnight low should dip into the mid- to upper 50s. Potentially strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday, with the greatest threat in the late-afternoon through early evening. (more...)
Settlement in Abdul-Hakim Belhaj rendition case to be announced Settlement in Abdul-Hakim Belhaj rendition case to be announced
- May 11, 2018

Boudchar was in the public gallery of the House of Commons with her son, now 14, to hear the apology. Reading out Mrs May's letter, Mr Wright said: "Your accounts were moving and what happened to you is deeply troubling". Papers discovered in Tripoli, Libya - during the fall of the dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 - included evidence of how MI6 and the Central Intelligence Agency had groomed Gaddafi and his regime to come in from the cold. (more...)
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds, Analysis, MLB Betting Pick Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds, Analysis, MLB Betting Pick
- May 11, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a laser shot to left field, and Judge hit a tiebreaking single off New York's latest public enemy as the Yankees edged the rival Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night for their 16th victory in 17 games. (more...)
McCain urges Senate to reject Haspel's nomination McCain urges Senate to reject Haspel's nomination
- May 10, 2018

Wednesday morning, lawmakers asked Haspel if she would allow the agency to waterboard suspects again if the president ordered it. Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and many rights groups who are critical of her activities related to the shredding of interrogation videotapes in 2005 and her stint at a covert detention site in Thailand where two detainees were waterboarded, which simulates drowning. (more...)
UK's Johnson to Trump: Iran deal has weaknesses but… UK's Johnson to Trump: Iran deal has weaknesses but…
- May 10, 2018

In the latest episode of Freedom's Disciple, Jonathon Dunne has a special plea to requesting a Nobel Peace Prize for Trump and his handling of North Korea . The IAEA has done 400 inspections. Germany's intelligence service said Iranian "proliferation efforts for its nuclear program" significantly decreased following the deal's implementation. (more...)
Bombers and gunmen attack Kabul police stations, kill 7 Bombers and gunmen attack Kabul police stations, kill 7
- May 10, 2018

The second attack occurred at the entrance to the police station in Central Kabul. At least seven people were killed, including two police, and 17 were wounded in the incident, health officials said. Since launching its spring offensive, the Taliban also has overrun at least four Afghan districts and threatened several others. He said another explosion occurred near a different police station. (more...)
With Blankenship loss, Republicans look to November in three key Senate races
- May 10, 2018

Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as creatures of Washington . Donnelly will challenge Mike Braun, a former state lawmaker, in November. While Swearingen - a progressive who had predicted that her challenge of Manchin would be a long shot - didn't win the Democratic primary, she gained more votes than any of the GOP candidates, including Morrisey. (more...)
Alligator Collision Kills Mom, 2 Kids on I-95 in SC Alligator Collision Kills Mom, 2 Kids on I-95 in SC
- May 10, 2018

Stanley along with also her children died from enduring injuries, Fogle said. Authorities say the Kia Soul ran off the left side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire. The alligator a woman crashed her auto into - which led to her and her children's death - was nine feet long, according to investigators with the S.C. (more...)
USA wants Venezuela punished by 35-nation group USA wants Venezuela punished by 35-nation group
- May 10, 2018

Haley said that the people of the South American country are "unwilling victims of a criminal narco-state, " and that the May 20 elections in which Maduro is seeking reelection will be fraudulent if independent observers are absent. Elections in Venezuela are traditionally held in December, but the country's National Electoral Council scheduled the contest for spring - a move critics say aims to take advantage of divisions within the opposition party. (more...)
Mike Braun Wins Indiana's Republican Senate Primary Mike Braun Wins Indiana's Republican Senate Primary
- May 10, 2018

Braun said after winning the in primary. In his victory speech, Braun said he's hoping both men will support him in moving forward, saying all three of them have the same goal: to defeat incumbent Joe Donnelly. "When it comes to Luke Messer and Todd Rokita , it was a hard decision for me, because we were all good conservatives and sometimes it gets a little hard to differentiate the process of doing it, it gets intense, it gets harsh, but I hope they will join me just like I would with ... (more...)
UN Chief Condemns Bombing Of Mosque In Eastern Afghanistan UN Chief Condemns Bombing Of Mosque In Eastern Afghanistan
- May 09, 2018

Provincial police spokesman Zabiullah Shuja said the Indian engineers of KEC International, an RPG group company, were working on a project for the construction of a power sub-station. The gunmen reportedly mistook them for government employees. An Afghan official says a bombing at a mosque in the eastern Khost province that was being used as a voter registration center killed 12 people and wounded another 33. (more...)
George Zimmerman Charged With Stalking Investigator Working on Trayvon Martin Documentary George Zimmerman Charged With Stalking Investigator Working on Trayvon Martin Documentary
- May 09, 2018

The state attorney reports that after the findings of a county sheriff's office investigation were handed over, an evaluation of evidence determined that the allegations "can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial". According to Click Orlando , Zimmerman called Warren 55 times, left 36 voicemails, texted 67 times and sent 27 emails in a nine-day span in December. (more...)
Melania Trump's approval rating jumps in recent poll Melania Trump's approval rating jumps in recent poll
- May 08, 2018

During a cyber safety discussion at the White House in March, Trump spoke with a group of tech company leaders, including Twitter, Facebook, Google and Snaphat, acknowledging the skepticism she faced when announcing her plan to tackle cyber-bullying. (more...)
Residents flee lava from Hawaiian volcano Residents flee lava from Hawaiian volcano
- May 08, 2018

Active venting of lava and hazardous fumes continues between Mohala and Pomaikai Street. Much of the area filled with lava in just four hours. "Scientists on the ground are reporting that lava flows are traveling through the forest, power lines are coming down, and a few explosions have been heard _ likely from propane tanks or methane explosions", Stovall said. (more...)
UK May bank holiday could be the warmest since records began UK May bank holiday could be the warmest since records began
- May 08, 2018

Temperatures peaked on Sunday at 26C in Northolt in north-west London . The weather in the county is expected to cool down further later this week, with highs of 14C (57.2F) and lows of 5C (41F) on Friday. We are set to see cooler temperatures on Tuesday, with the weather picture becoming more mixed as the month progresses. A forecast on the Met Office website reads: "Bank Holiday Monday promises to be another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine". (more...)
Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject Blankenship
- May 08, 2018

Taking a page from Trump's 2016 playbook, Blankenship has talked about conspiracy theories, tried to revamp his past, has given his political opponents nicknames like "Little Joe" and went full throttle against Washington , D.C. The former CEO of Massey Energy served a year in prison for his involvement in the deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of his release from a California prison. (more...)
Lebanon's new election law unlikely to upset balance of power Lebanon's new election law unlikely to upset balance of power
- May 08, 2018

The latter is a good friend of the Saudis, and so is former prime minister Najib Mikati, who swept all seats in Tripoli in northern Lebanon, signaling that Saudi Arabia's long-time favoritism for Hariri has waned. Official results are expected to be announced by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk later on Monday, although no time has been set. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri , casts his vote for Lebanon's parliamentary elections, at a polling station, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday, May ... (more...)
Hamas gave Israel a proposal on long-term truce and exchange of bodies Hamas gave Israel a proposal on long-term truce and exchange of bodies
- May 08, 2018

Israel also struck a facility of the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers overnight, the movement's military wing said on Sunday, with Israel occupation forces claiming it was reacting to "kite-borne fire bombings". It is worth mentioning that Israeli Ynet News said one of the army's drones managed, Friday, "to down an incendiary kite, apparently by cutting the cord attached to it". (more...)
Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with South Korea, China, Kyrgyz Republic Asian Cup: Azkals grouped with South Korea, China, Kyrgyz Republic
- May 07, 2018

Vietnam too were handed a very tough group being slotted in alongside former champions Iran and Iraq as well as a Yemen outfit that will be desperate to provide a 2007 Iraq-like fairytale for their troubled nation. "I think I am really happy about the way we have played but the stage we are talking about is very different". It also reached the Asian Cup in 2011 and 2015. (more...)
Anger in France, UK over Trump guns speech Anger in France, UK over Trump guns speech
- May 07, 2018

London hasn't been used to that". They're getting used to that. Then Trump leveled the clincher: "But if one employee, or just one patron had a gun, or if one person in this room had been there with a gun, the terrorists would have fled or been shot". (more...)
Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Released From Police Custody Russian Opposition Leader Reportedly Released From Police Custody
- May 07, 2018

Anti-Kremlin protesters poured into the streets of Moscow after Navalny had called for demonstrations in more than 90 towns and cities across Russian Federation against what he says is Putin's autocratic, tsar-like rule. Dozens of participants in the rallies have been arrested along with Navalny, with one source telling Russian pro-democracy group OVD-Info that as many as 50 arrests were made in the city of Krasnoyarsk. (more...)
South, North Korea form joint table tennis team South, North Korea form joint table tennis team
- May 07, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in promised last week to work toward the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula. According to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), this is the first time the two Koreas will compete as one team at the world championships since the 1991 tournament in Chiba. (more...)
The DPRK returned to the same time zone with South Korea The DPRK returned to the same time zone with South Korea
- May 07, 2018

Chung may address the issue of a venue in Washington but he was more likely to discuss a "bigger deal" with U.S. officials pertaining to North Korea, the South Korean official said . The officials said, however, that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 USA soldiers now stationed on the peninsula, the newspaper said. (more...)
President Trump to President Trump to "Get involved" in Russia investigation
- May 05, 2018

Flood might be willing to charge the president a pretty penny for litigating the subpoena, but as a respectable officer of the court, he would need to counsel Trump to comply with it if he loses appeals. Impeachment is a political act and although the evidence to date would justify the extraordinary remedy of removing the president, it doesn't seem to demand it. (more...)
Justin Bieber Sends Kanye West 'Love' After 'Slavery' Comments Spark Backlash
- May 05, 2018

As Nicki Swift previously reported, West has faced much criticism in recent weeks for his unusual behavior. "I actually don't think you're thinking anything", Lathan said. "At the end of the day, we all got lucky and got plucked out of our hoods and live these awesome lives", Eve continues. The rapper has received fierce backlash globally following his appearance on USA media house TMZ for stating, "When you hear about slavery for 400 years, for 400 years, that sounds like a ... (more...)
ATF Agent Critical After Being Shot In Face, Manhunt Underway For Suspect ATF Agent Critical After Being Shot In Face, Manhunt Underway For Suspect
- May 05, 2018

The federal officer is listed in critical condition. Guglielmi says officers returned fire, but it is unclear if the gunman was shot. Chicago police and the ATF were working together early Friday morning when the incident occurred. "Believe me, you will not get away with this". No one has been taken into custody so far. A CPD officer involved in the federal operation who may have exchanged shots with the suspect was also taken to Stroger by ambulance for observation. (more...)
France demands total European Union exemption from United States tariffs France demands total European Union exemption from United States tariffs
- May 05, 2018

Last March President Donald Trump imposed worldwide tariffs of 25% on USA imports of steel and 10% on aluminium. The White House said on Monday that it had reached agreements for permanent exemptions on steel and aluminum for Brazil, Argentina and Australia , and that the details of the deals would be finalized shortly. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani releases statement Rudy Giuliani releases statement "to clarify" his remarks on Trump
- May 05, 2018

This is not theater of the absurd; it is actually what is happening at the White House. President Trump did not know about a $130,000 payoff to an adult film actress who claimed she'd had a sexual affair with him even as he paid tens of thousands of dollars to the NY attorney who made the payments, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. (more...)
Trump says he may attend Jerusalem embassy opening Trump says he may attend Jerusalem embassy opening
- May 04, 2018

Last December, US President Donald Trump sparked an outcry across the Arab and Muslim world by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and vowing to relocate Washington's embassy to the city. Netanyahu praised "the tremendous growth of Japanese investment in Israel and Israeli investment in Japan". During their talks at Abbas' office in Ramallah, Abe also conveyed Japan's plan to provide food aid worth $10 million, Japanese officials said. (more...)
Severe dust storms across India kill more than 100 people Severe dust storms across India kill more than 100 people
- May 04, 2018

At least 127 people were reported dead in the thunderstorms that wreaked havoc over parts of the country on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, said media reports. The storms carried strong winds and deadly lightning, both of which are being blamed for numerous casualties. "We are conducting post mortem to ascertain that they have died due to dust storm", said Kataria. (more...)
Sajid Javid appointed as Britain's new interior minister Sajid Javid appointed as Britain's new interior minister
- May 04, 2018

Some of the Windrush immigrants and their descendants who have called Britain their home for their entire lives were caught out by the government clampdown. In Remain supporter Javid, May has kept the balance of the Cabinet, "but only just", says The Times's Matt Chorley. However, many never formalised their status, often because they were children who came over on their parents' passports and then never applied for their own. (more...)
'Stay tuned' for news on Americans detained in North Korea, Trump tweets 'Stay tuned' for news on Americans detained in North Korea, Trump tweets
- May 04, 2018

Sanders said the White House "can't confirm the validity of any of the reports now out about their release". Of the three Americans now known to be held in North Korea, two were arrested after Trump took office - meaning the Obama administration would not have sought their release. (more...)
Sunny Bank Holiday weekend to bring respite after winds and rain Sunny Bank Holiday weekend to bring respite after winds and rain
- May 04, 2018

Generally a lot of cloud about during the morning with some patchy rain, but dry in many places in the afternoon with some sunny spells coming through in parts of the midlands and east. Chris Bulmer, Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: " We can't promise wall to wall sunshine for everyone this Bank Holiday weekend, however, it's looking like a most of us will get to see some warm sunshine at times ". (more...)
U.S. warns China of 'consequences' of military buildup in SCS U.S. warns China of 'consequences' of military buildup in SCS
- May 04, 2018

We've raised concerns directly with the Chinese leadership about this. China's installment of missile systems on the Spratly Islands comes amid another move by the country that is a cause for concern in the region. "We have formally demarched the Chinese government, and we've requested that the Chinese investigate these incidents", she said. Earlier, the U.S. (more...)
Auto left hanging from bridge stumps police Auto left hanging from bridge stumps police
- May 03, 2018

Police initially suspected that it was left over from a movie shoot, but then said they couldn't find any permits issued for filming in the area, according to Global News . Glen Russell told reporters at the scene. A southbound lane of the Don Valley Parkway was blocked at Millwood Road. "I was just shaking my head in disbelief", Toronto Mayor John Tory said during a news conference. (more...)
6 to 8 officers injured in North Haven explosion 6 to 8 officers injured in North Haven explosion
- May 03, 2018

Police were heard continuing to try to coax the man out of the house even after the explosion. CBS News reported that the incident led the officials to an individual, identified as John Sayer, barricading himself in the home, leading to North Haven's SWAT team to respond. (more...)
Bonfire explosion in London injures up to 30 Bonfire explosion in London injures up to 30
- May 03, 2018

The Yeshiva World website reported "shrieks and panic" after the explosion , said to have happened as a bonfire was lit to celebrate the Lag B'Omer Jewish holiday. Yeshiva site reported that 10 of the injured were taken to hospital. Other reports say at least one mobile phone was put into the fire. The Metropolitan Police said no serious injuries were reported. (more...)
Theresa May postpones customs decision after ministers disagree Theresa May postpones customs decision after ministers disagree
- May 03, 2018

Last summer, the government put forward two possible customs options to replace Britain's membership of the EU's customs union and single market, meant to ease cross-border trade and avoid potentially disruptive new checks on the Irish border. (more...)
Trump dictated his own 'extraordinary' letter of health, doctor claims Trump dictated his own 'extraordinary' letter of health, doctor claims
- May 03, 2018

He says Trump dictated it and he just told him what he couldn't say or wouldn't sign on to. On Tuesday, former Donald Trump doctor Harold Bornstein dropped a bit of a bombshell in a CNN interview, claiming that the glowing doctor note he wrote for then-candidate Trump in 2016 was actually dictated by Trump himself. (more...)
World Press Freedom day 2018, for the importance of press and media World Press Freedom day 2018, for the importance of press and media
- May 03, 2018

AS the country and the world commemorated the World Press Freedom Day today, journalism students at University of Papua New Guinea celebrate in style. Media workers from Tolo News, 1TV, Radio Free Europe and Mashal TV were also among the dead in Kabul . Mr Omwoyo also took issue with the formation of the Government Advertising Agency as the sole media-buying agency for the entire public sector. (more...)
Ronny Jackson Won't Be Trump's Doctor Again After Misconduct Allegations Ronny Jackson Won't Be Trump's Doctor Again After Misconduct Allegations
- May 02, 2018

Dr. Jackson, a Navy Rear Admiral, had been criticized by the press as dangerously unfit for the office of VA secretary. Why does any of this matter, now that Jackson - who's served as physician to three presidents - has not only withdrawn from the VA nomination but agreed to leave his post as White House doctor? Parker went on to say he believes the Trump/Tester feud will lead to a big infusion of new out-of-state spending in Montana's Senate race, particularly on TV, both for and ... (more...)