Category: World

Deadly quake rocks Indonesia island

  Source: BBC NEWS: At least 22 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. The 7.0 magnitude quake damaged buildings, triggered power cuts and was felt in neighbouring Bali. A tsunami warning was issued in its aftermath but it was lifted several hours later. It comes a […]

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USA – Florida paramedics ‘racially profiled’ dying woman

TAMPA – Four US paramedics accused of racially profiling and failing to provide medical care to a dying woman face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday. Crystle Galloway’s mother says medics assumed the Tampa, Florida, family could not afford the ambulance cost. The 30-year-old’s mother drove her to hospital instead. Galloway slipped in to a coma […]

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WORLD – Air marshals secretly track US passengers

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights, US media report. The “Quiet Skies” programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights. Air marshals tasked with carrying out surveillance have pushed back against the programme, according to US […]

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USA – 1820 reunited . . . but hundreds of children still separated from parents after border split

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the US-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially long wait for anguished families. The federal government was under a Thursday deadline to reunify more than 2,500 children who were separated at […]

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WORLD – Thirty-one dead as bomb attack mars voting in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A bomb attack outside a polling station in the city of Quetta killed at least 31 people and injured dozens more Wednesday as Pakistanis voted in a fiercely contested general election. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but CNN could not verify this assertion. The bombing is the latest in a series of […]

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Greece Wildfires

Dozens dead as wildfires force people into the sea

At least 74 people have died in the worst wildfires to hit Greece in more than a decade, with some residents forced to flee into the sea to escape the advancing flames. Residents told of horrifying scenes as flames engulfed a seaside village, where the only way out for some was to run for the […]

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Toronto gunman identified, after killing two and injuring 13

TORONTO – The man accused of shooting 15 people and killing two on a busy, restaurant-filled Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said in a statement late on Monday as police sought a motive in the shooting spree. Less than a day after two young women, ages 10 and 18, were killed […]

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Trump and Cohen

Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playboy model

The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen in which the two men discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday. Cohen has other recordings of the President in […]

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Whatsapp

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings

Facebook’s WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumours led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities. Violence triggered by incendiary false messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users, […]

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USA – Blame the US for our broken relationship with Russia

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin blew past the 90 minutes they were scheduled to spend with only interpreters at their sides on Monday, just hours after the US President blamed US policy for the dismal state of relations between the two countries. After their initial meeting, the two leaders brought in their top aides for […]

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Trump breaks protocol during Royal visit

Donald Trump has sparked online criticism for his ‘disrespectful’ failure to follow royal protocol when he met the Queen on Friday. The president was late for his first meeting the 92-year-old monarch who was waiting at Windsor Castle for between 12 and 15 minutes in the 80 degree F heat when he was late for […]

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UK – Thousands joined Trump protest as US leader played golf

Thousands took to the streets of Edinburgh in a third day of protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit. They demonstrated as the US president played golf during a visit to his Turnberry resort on the Ayrshire coast. Trump is in Scotland with his wife and family on a private visit ahead of his summit with […]

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PAKISTAN – Bomb attack

LAHORE, Pakistan — The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country. In the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a suicide bomber killed 128 people, including a politician running for […]

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Canada urged to put hold on sending asylum seekers back to Haiti

As violent protests continue to roil Haiti, a Quebec-based coalition is calling on Ottawa to put a hold on sending asylum seekers back to the Caribbean nation. “My concern is that the situation in Haiti is uncertain and there is big turmoil over there,” Marjorie Villefranche, director general of Montreal’s Maison d’Haïti, told CBC Montreal’s […]

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WORLD – Japan floods kill dozens, millions displaced

KURASHIKI, Japan (Reuters) – The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 81 people on Sunday, with dozens still missing after more than 2,000, temporarily stranded in the city of Kurashiki, were rescued. Evacuation orders were in place for nearly two million people and landslide warnings were issued in many […]

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WORLD- Canadian heat wave claims a total of 12 lives in Montreal

TORONTO – Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city’s total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday. Montreal previously raised the city’s response level to “intervention” from “alert” after a spike in heat-related […]

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USA – Three-year-old stabbed at party dies

BOISE, Idaho — A three-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the party […]

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