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World Unicef warns it is 'running out of time' for Mozambique cyclone victims
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The African National Congress has expressed solidarity with the victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, and called for the Paris agreement on the emission of greenhouse gasses to be legally enforced. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo and Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet - Presidential Communications Mr George Charamba and other senior government officials attended the meeting.

World Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty
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District Court, is expected to sentence Sayoc on September 12. The bombs began turning up weeks before the hotly contested midterm elections, contributing to an already tense political environment. "I'm extremely sorry", Sayoc said, as quoted by The Washington Post . Without a plea deal, Sayoc - who has been locked up since October 26 - faced charges carrying a potential penalty of life in prison.

World Turkish President 'whipping up a frenzy' by showing mosque shooting video
Author: 0 Turkish President 'whipping up a frenzy' by showing mosque shooting video

Mr. Peters took a conciliatory tone on Friday, welcoming comments by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said at a news conference at the end of the OIC meeting that Australians and New Zealanders visiting Turkey would still be greeted warmly at Gallipoli remembrance ceremonies next month.

World The college-admissions scandal should make everyone furious
Author: 0 The college-admissions scandal should make everyone furious

The University of Southern California is taking action regarding the status of students allegedly associated with a massive college admissions cheating scheme - which for some attendees, could mean expulsion. The USC student council has determined that only three of the 60 accused kids are actually being investigated. They included mothers and fathers from the most privileged spheres of society, including CEOs of private companies, securities and real estate investors, the co-chairman of ...

World Dangerous driver jailed for deadly Canadian bus crash
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Sidhu had ample time to react ... had he been paying attention", she said. On April 6, 2018, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu failed to stop at a highway intersection and crashed into the Humboldt Broncos' team bus. "They are prone to depression, anxiety or outbursts". In a statement, the Humboldt Broncos said the team is thankful that the matter is over and that Sidhu is being held to account for his actions.

World Ocasio-Cortez, in sick burn, compares Trump to ‘nematode’
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . "She made that money by spouting off about crap she clearly doesn't understand, but it's hers", Lahren said. You can watch that moment here and it truly is as amusing and as detached from any meaningful subject at hand as she describes.

World India boycotts Pakistan National Day event
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After which a formation of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force performed aerobatic skills, followed by formations of F-7PG and Mirage fighter aircraft. Bokhari. Troops from Azerbaijan, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain and Sri Lanka also took part in the parade. Special prayers were also offered in mosques after morning prayers for the country's progress and prosperity.

World Australia braces for twin cyclones, declares emergency in North Territory
Author: 0 Australia braces for twin cyclones, declares emergency in North Territory

Evacuees were being moved by air and road from remote, mostly indigenous communities on the east coast of the Northern Territory, with most going to the provincial capital, Darwin. Ross McDonald, an environmental officer at Anindilyakwa Land Council, said cyclones were not uncommon in the area but had never seen Groote Eylandt evacuated.

World Blast rocks chemical plant in eastern China, casualties unknown
Author: 0 Blast rocks chemical plant in eastern China, casualties unknown

Firefighters and rescue personnel are on the site, however, the reason behind the explosion is yet to be ascertained, said the local authorities. "The cause of the accident is under investigation". The province suffered a devastating chemical plant explosion in late 2017, which killed 10 people. Tianjiayi Chemical, founded in 2007, has received six government penalties in the past over waste management and air pollution, according to the South China Morning Post .

World United Nations rights boss decries Venezuela crackdown; sanctions may worsen crisis
Author: 0 United Nations rights boss decries Venezuela crackdown; sanctions may worsen crisis

Most Western nations say that Maduro's re-election to a six-year term last year was marred by fraud and have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate president. Pressure from Guaido and the US derailed his administration's plans to ship more gold to buyers in the UAE last month. However, the bullion remained in the custody of the Bank of England, despite the Central Bank's request to repatriate it.

World Holika Dahan 2019: Wishes, images, greetings, WhatsApp stickers, quotes & GIF images
Author: 0 Holika Dahan 2019: Wishes, images, greetings, WhatsApp stickers, quotes & GIF images

In Pakistan, the Hindu community celebrates the festival with a play of colours and also burns logs of wood to symbolise the victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja. Several politicians including Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, among others, wished the Hindu community a happy Holi .

World WA iron ore ports clearing due to cyclone Veronica
Author: 0 WA iron ore ports clearing due to cyclone Veronica

The Northern Territory communities nearest the expected landfall were evacuated Thursday, most of the 2,000 or so residents going by road or defense cargo planes to the provincial capital, Darwin. A state of emergency has been declared in the Northern Territory and thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. Meanwhile Cyclone Veronica, another category 4 system, was expected to cross the northwest Australian coast late Saturday night, bringing wind gusts of up to 230 kmh.

World How social media can stop hateful content from spreading
Author: 0 How social media can stop hateful content from spreading

Within 24 hours of the attack, Facebook said it removed 1.5 million instances of the video , with 1.2 million of those videos blocked at upload. "Its important people are now clear they should not view, download or share the video", Shanks said.

World Maduro agents arrest key aide of rival Juan Guaidó
Author: 0 Maduro agents arrest key aide of rival Juan Guaidó

In Washington, President Donald Trump's special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, said he believes Maduro's government is concerned about the worldwide reaction if it tried to arrest Guaido and instead may be targeting Guaido's aides. Guaido had said earlier that SEBIN agents had planted two guns and a grenade in Marrero's home during the raid. By endorsing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's legitimate president, Canada may be setting the beleaguered country up ...

World New Zealanders wear headscarves in display of solidarity after mosque attacks
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Ashman said she heard about a Muslim woman who was afraid to wear a hijab, thinking it would attract the attention of terrorists, so she made a decision to wear one in solidarity. Friday's burials included the youngest victim , 3-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim. The observance comes the day after the government announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like the weapons that were used in last Friday's attacks.

World New Zealand bans semi-automatic, assault rifles after mass shooting
Author: 0 New Zealand bans semi-automatic, assault rifles after mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also announced the immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons along with related parts to make them fire more rounds. In Hagley Park, opposite the Al Noor Mosque where 42 people were shot dead, Faheem, 37, who travelled to Christchurch from Auckland to support the local Muslim community, said it was for the good of the entire nation that the gun laws change.

World Priest stabbed during mass at Montreal's Saint Joseph's Oratory
Author: 0 Priest stabbed during mass at Montreal's Saint Joseph's Oratory

According to eyewitnesses, the accused, who was sitting among the faithful, "ran up to the priest and attacked him with a knife" while the priest was celebrating mass. "We're reassured, because when he left the oratory he was conscious and could talk, which we see as a good sign", said Celine Barbeau. Father Claude Grou, 77, received minor injured in the altercation during a morning service at Montreal's St Joseph's Oratory.

World House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling
Author: 0 House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Don McGahn. Earlier this month, Nadler requested documents from 81 individuals and other entities as part of an expanding inquiry into Trump and accusations of " obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power ".

World Sheriff's deputy killed in shooting during traffic stop
Author: 0 Sheriff's deputy killed in shooting during traffic stop

The suspect failed to stop, leading to a pursuit in Kittitas - a city about 115 miles southeast of Seattle . The Ellensburg Police confirmed the suspect later died. The suspect is now being treated in hospital with unknown injuries. Deputies from Kittitas County, about 90 minutes east of Seattle, were called for a "driving complaint" at about 7:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

World New Zealand bans assault weapons less than a week after massacre
Author: 0 New Zealand bans assault weapons less than a week after massacre

She said a buy-back scheme would be set up for banned weapons, and that measures would be imposed to prevent a run on buying before the law comes in. High-capacity magazines and add-ons that can give weapons military-style semi-automatic capabilities will also fall under the ban.

World Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights
Author: 0 Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights

As a result, the northern lights, which are usually only visible in places like Alaska, Norway, or Iceland, will be able to be seen from lower latitudes, including New York, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Washington state. People in the northern part of the United States may be in for quite a nighttime show this weekend. Unfortunately, that March supermoon that everyone was buzzing about two days ago will still be almost full Friday night and Saturday night, making it a ...

World Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The 17-year conflict began as US forces launched a campaign to overthrow the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The deaths are the third and fourth by USA service members in Afghanistan this year. Fighting continues to flare across Afghanistan more than a week after the latest round of talks between the USA and the Taliban ended in Doha, as Washington continues to seek an end to the almost 18-year war.

World At least 47 killed in blast at Chinese chemical plant
Author: 0 At least 47 killed in blast at Chinese chemical plant

The city government statement said 3,500 medical workers at 16 hospitals had been mobilised to treat the injured, dozens of whom remain in critical condition. Firefighters were still battling small fires Friday, after working through the night to put out the main blaze, state media reported. The woman was sitting at home when the explosion occurred and said the force rocked her house and badly damaged her front door.

World The Mueller Report Is Complete
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Former FBI Director James Comey penned a scathing op-ed for the New York Times this week; saying he "believes" Donald Trump is "unfit to be the President of the United States" ahead of Robert Mueller's impending report . White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement: "The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr and we look forward to the process taking its course".

World Trump says tariffs will stay until China complies with trade deal
Author: 0 Trump says tariffs will stay until China complies with trade deal

The president's comments dim hopes that round-the-clock trade negotiations between the world's two biggest economies could lead to them removing the roughly $360 billion in tariffs they've imposed on each other's imports. According to Trump it is important that there is a deal to end the trade feud between the countries. But the United States president himself seems sure about one thing: removing tariffs immediately is not on the table.

World Backed SDF says captures Islamic State camp but fight not over
Author: 0 Backed SDF says captures Islamic State camp but fight not over

Another commander, however, said some IS militants continue to hold a tiny area in an open patch of land in the village, outside the encampment. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz ". Footage filmed near Baghouz on Tuesday, shows Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) patrolling in the last self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camp, which was liberated by the SDF following intense fighting.