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Scott Morrison announces reopening of Christmas Island detention centre

Scott Morrison announces reopening of Christmas Island detention centre On Tuesday and Wednesday parliament rebuffed government warnings and adopted legislation opening the door for some of the 1,000 refugees detained in existing offshore centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island to travel to Australia for medical treatment if the transfers are requested by two or more doctors. [Full Article...]

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase Reporters clarify that Reyes' most recent boyfriend has not been charged, but da Silva has also been identified as an ex-boyfriend. Sources identified the suspect as Javier da Silva , of Queens, New York , according to CBS New York . [Full Article...]

McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote

McConnell Plans To Bring Green New Deal To Senate Vote McConnell's scheduling a vote is strategic, intended to leverage a lack of Democratic unity behind the Green New Deal as a means to tackle climate change . Problems in the Democratic rollout of the proposal have further fueled the Republican attacks. "I really don't like their policy of taking away your vehicle, of taking away your airplane rights, of 'let's hop a train to California, ' of you'... [Full Article...]

Hotel fire: Closed emergency exit doors to blame

Hotel fire: Closed emergency exit doors to blame Reportedly, the reason behind the fire was the short circuit on the 4th floor of the hotel. A video taken at the scene shows a guest jumping from a window to avoid being consumed by the inferno. "There is a clear case of negligence here", Delhi minister Satyendar Jain told NDTV . Seventeen people have died, majority of suffocation. Some 100 firefighters and 25 fire engines responded to th... [Full Article...]

‘El Chapo’ Guzman Convicted on All Counts, Faces Life in Prison

‘El Chapo’ Guzman Convicted on All Counts, Faces Life in Prison Jurors at the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman are in their sixth day of deliberations. They included seven drug trafficking charges, one count of engaging in a criminal enterprise, one count of money laundering and one charge of firearms offenses. [Full Article...]

Pot head goes to abandoned home to smoke weed - finds overweight TIGER

Pot head goes to abandoned home to smoke weed - finds overweight TIGER Animal law enforcement nicknamed the big cat "Tyson" in honor of the movie " The Hangover ", where the characters found a tiger in their hotel room after a particularly wild night of drinking. Houston police are investigating who may have owned the animal. The tiger was taken to a BARC shelter where it will remain until a long-term solution is found. [Full Article...]

Iran revolution brought repression, failure

Iran revolution brought repression, failure Following reports of a second failed space launch by Iran in less than a month, the U.S. State Department last week called for "tougher global restrictions to deter Iran's missile program". But despite the official festivities today's Islamic republic faces acute economic challenges as it struggles with a mix of domestic hardships and United States sanctions . [Full Article...]

Newborn baby found lying on road with umbilical cord still attached

Newborn baby found lying on road with umbilical cord still attached He initially thought it was an animal until he got closer before realising it was a newborn baby. A newborn baby in the USA has been rescued after she was found abandoned in the middle of the road with her umbilical cord still attached. Now authorities are on the hunt for the baby's mother. She is described as a Hispanic woman in her early 20s who left the scene in a small, white SUV. [Full Article...]

Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal

Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal The area was dug up and a chisel and hammer were used to break into the drain. It was raining last night, this little baby was washed down from up on the roadway. Timothy Hardcastle told News24 Durban . Her glucose, and sugar levels have been good. "It is mercy from above that she is alive". He added:' It is great news she has been rescued and she is now in a stable condition so a great ending ... [Full Article...]

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets after backlash from congressional leaders

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets after backlash from congressional leaders Meanwhile Omar, the congresswoman for Minnesota, said she is working to bring some balance to the U.S. position, which now gives priority to Israel . Max Rose, who won a tight race in NY, said the Democratic Party and the USA should be a place where "we celebrate the diversity of our people". Following mounting criticism about her anti-Israeli sentiments in Congress, and on Twitter, Rep. [Full Article...]

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down Northam's page in his medical school yearbook showed a person in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan robes, but he says neither person was him. Virginia Gov. The incident probably won't do much to convince his party to retract its almost unanimous call for his resignation. "And if these accusations are determined to be true, I don't think he's going to have any other option but to res... [Full Article...]

Bahrain refugee footballer free as Thailand drops extradition bid

Bahrain refugee footballer free as Thailand drops extradition bid In a news release on Monday, Bahrain's state news agency said the country's Foreign Ministry took "note of the halt in legal proceedings" to have him extradited. Although Al-Araibi's release is yet to be officially confirmed, the player's lawyer Latifa al-Haouli told SBS News: "We won". Al-Araibi has been in a Bangkok jail since November, after being arrested while on honeymoon due to an Int... [Full Article...]

Canadian gets life sentence for killing six in Quebec mosque shooting

Canadian gets life sentence for killing six in Quebec mosque shooting The judge said that in the years leading up to the shooting Bissonnette increasingly drank alcohol and experienced anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. For relatives of the victims and Quebec City's wider Muslim community, the sentence could also bring some closure to a courtroom drama that has been both painful and cathartic. [Full Article...]

Senate panel approves Trump's AG nominee William Barr

Senate panel approves Trump's AG nominee William Barr The previous Attorney-General, Jeff Sessions , was sacked by Trump in November. "I appreciate what Mr. Whitaker has done, but I think the time has come for new leadership at the department", Sen. A practicing Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Barr said in his confirmation hearings that he did not believe his faith would hinder his ability to serve as an effective attorney gene... [Full Article...]

New shutdown threat as USA budget talks stall

New shutdown threat as USA budget talks stall In answer to Wallace asking how close they are, Mulvaney said that it's not so much the content of what was leaked but the fact that someone spent three months doing it that is the problem. "Any kind of artificial cap on internal enforcement as it relates to criminals is a non-starter". " It was a very bad week for the Democrats , with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the ... [Full Article...]

Greece approves protocol for Macedonia to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Greece approves protocol for Macedonia to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation The vote in Athens came two days after, at a ceremony in Brussels, current Nato member states' ambassadors signed the accession protocol of the country that when the Prespa Agreement comes into full effect will be known as the Republic of North Macedonia. [Full Article...]

Palestinian presence at Middle East meeting not a negotiation: U.S

Palestinian presence at Middle East meeting not a negotiation: U.S Senior adviser Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, the special representative for worldwide negotiations, will offer up the details to their counterparts during a weeklong trip at the end of the month to Saudi Arabia , Oman , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates and Qatar , the senior White House officials said. [Full Article...]

Warren picks a faded mill city for presidential announcement

Warren picks a faded mill city for presidential announcement To her, that means lots of big institutional shifts, changing the way politics are done in this country in some fundamental ways. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. Elizabeth Warren's heritage claims have dogged her since her first campaign for the Senate in 2012. "She is in the exact same position as me", said Fay Scofield, 70. [Full Article...]

Democrats to hold first hearings in fight for Trump's tax returns

Democrats to hold first hearings in fight for Trump's tax returns Still, it will take a more firm and public commitment from Trump to make most on Capitol Hill feel confident about the state of play. Trump has repeatedly focused on the border crisis, noting that the flood of illegal aliens, particularly families, has put a strain on the border infrastructure and involves large numbers of drug and human trafficking. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation welcomes Trump's offer of new nuclear pact, awaits details

Russian Federation welcomes Trump's offer of new nuclear pact, awaits details Speaking at an event hosted by Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and its Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday night, Clinton claimed that the current administration withdrew "without really holding Putin accountable for his cheating on the treaty", Sputnik reported. [Full Article...]


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