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Sydney woman Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking Sydney woman Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking
- May 26, 2018

Customs officers found the drugs stitched into the lining of a bag that had been given to her by an online boyfriend, a man claiming to be "Captain Daniel Smith" from the US Special Forces. She was acquitted of the death sentence in December, according to 9 News . She had claimed she was the victim of a set-up after she was found with the drugs in her bag after arriving on a flight from China in 2014. (more...)
R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex' R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex'
- May 23, 2018

R. Kelly ". A day after filing a lawsuit alleging that R. Kelly knowingly gave her herpes, 20-year-old Faith Rodgers sat down for her first interview to lay out damning accusations against the R&B singer. She also alleges that he video-recorded her "submitting to deviant and compromising sexual contact" without her consent. "Unfortunately, the facts and background of this case are not unique", said Rodgers' lawsuit. (more...)
M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring
- May 23, 2018

Marks & Spencer (M&S), one of the best known names in United Kingdom retail , first said it would reduce the amount of store space devoted to clothing and homewares in 2016, shortly after company lifer Steve Rowe became chief executive . (more...)
Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret
- May 23, 2018

She mentioned how her life has changed since American Idol came into her life. American Idol made its big return to television and it had a pretty interesting finale. Katy Perry said you can't make up this happy ending. "Before she was my girlfriend and all that, she really has been my best friend since we met". (more...)
Baltimore County officer killed in line of duty, authorities say Baltimore County officer killed in line of duty, authorities say
- May 22, 2018

Officer Amy Caprio died Monday after confronting a person in a Jeep. A statement of probable cause dated Tuesday identified the suspect as Dawnta Anthony Harris of Baltimore and the officer as Amy Caprio. Kurek said his other son, a volunteer firefighter, performed CPR on her while they called 911. Shawn Vinson said. The encounter may have begun as a burglary in progress, said Vinson, who added that one home on the block had damage to a patio door. (more...)
Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries
- May 22, 2018

And, finally, that the election was partisan and dominated by Republican officials who controlled the poll worker education classes and kept Democrat appointees out of the loop. In addition to knowing where your polling site is, election officials suggest voters review sample ballots online before heading to the polls. Tiara Chambliss is voting in her first primary on Tuesday, and a few issues are drawing her to polls. (more...)
Hawaii volcano eruption: Damage in pictures Hawaii volcano eruption: Damage in pictures
- May 18, 2018

This legislation improves the nation's volcano monitoring and early warning capabilities and strengthens existing monitoring systems, including the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Washington state and OR, to help keep communities and travelers safe. (more...)
Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices
- May 17, 2018

This time it was conducted for around 4,203 cities. Mayor Alok Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore in the cleanliness survey of 2018 which was conducted by the Union Government. (more...)
Trump Discloses More Than $100000 Payment to Michael Cohen in Financial Form Trump Discloses More Than $100000 Payment to Michael Cohen in Financial Form
- May 17, 2018

Trump repaid Michel Cohen for "expenses" ranging from $100,001 to $250,000. The revelations kept coming on Wednesday night. He also the president was "fully aware" of his decision to reveal the fact that Trump had reimbursed Cohen in a previous Fox News appearance and "endorsed the strategy". (more...)
Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse
- May 16, 2018

This action taken by Facebook comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg in March had promised that the company would "investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information". Grabbing the login details from GitHub granted access to the sensitive data "in less than a minute" and has, in fact, been publicly visible on the website for the past four years. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif's Defiance Shows He Is Not Ready To Spare Pakistani Army Nawaz Sharif's Defiance Shows He Is Not Ready To Spare Pakistani Army
- May 15, 2018

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors to cross the border and kill people in Mumbai ". He added that local media had picked up India's narrative by widely reporting the remarks made by the ousted premier which had stirred a controversy. (more...)
Europe Moves To Safeguard Iran's Interests After US Pullout
- May 14, 2018

White House National Security adviser John Bolton said USA sanctions on European companies that maintain business dealings with Iran were "possible". They were shifting the balance of power in the Middle East until President Trump got out of this deal, ” he said adding that the policy of the administration is to make sure that Iran never gets close to a deliverable nuclear weapon. (more...)
Gaza health facilities brace for protests ahead Gaza health facilities brace for protests ahead
- May 14, 2018

The protests are building to a climax on May 15, the day Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe", marking the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the conflict surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948. Haniya is expected to return to Gaza later on Sunday. Gaza Health ministry said in an official statement that 49 Palestinians were killed and more than 8,000 injured by Israeli army gunfire since the beginning of the marches. (more...)
Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen Nearly Resigns After Trump Blow Up Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen Nearly Resigns After Trump Blow Up
- May 13, 2018

Frustrated by lawmakers who have prevented him from building a wall on the southern border, and by laws preventing him from deporting more migrants from the United States, Donald Trump has recently lashed out in anger at his subordinates and in rallies, fulminating over his inability to execute his sweeping campaign promises to keep more immigrants out of the country. (more...)
Australia sees its worst mass killing in 2 decades Australia sees its worst mass killing in 2 decades
- May 12, 2018

The bodies of two adults were found outside near a shed that had been converted into living quarters - while the children and a third adult were discovered inside. Katrina Miles describes her occupation as "parent of four attractive children" and had shared pictures of the family at the wedding of her brother, Neil in April 2016. (more...)
Police guard killed by militants in Badgam Police guard killed by militants in Badgam
- May 12, 2018

In the process, the cop was injured, he said. All arms and ammunition safe. Meanwhile, restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of a protest called by separatist against civilian deaths in a clash between protestors and security forces after an encounter in Sophian district. (more...)
PM has nothing to offer to Karnataka, distracting from issues: Rahul PM has nothing to offer to Karnataka, distracting from issues: Rahul
- May 12, 2018

Helping the farmers - we have given Rs 8,000 crore to the farmers. However, the Congress claimed that the flat, where the fake voter IDs were recovered, belongs to Manjula Nanjamuri, a former BJP corporator and a BJP leader from Jalahalli, a fact which the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka , Sanjiv Kumar has also admitted. (more...)
Work on customs plans as a priority, May tells officials Work on customs plans as a priority, May tells officials
- May 11, 2018

Mrs May's spokesman said: "There are two customs models that were put forward by the Government last August and most recently outlined in the Prime Minister's Mansion House speech which the entire Cabinet was signed up to". He went on to say: "Of course business wants certainty". The swift show of support for Mr Clark led to speculation the move had been orchestrated by Number 10, a claim dismissed as "nonsense" by a Downing Street insider. (more...)
Five Star, Northern League close in on coalition 6 weeks after election Five Star, Northern League close in on coalition 6 weeks after election
- May 11, 2018

The yield on the 10-year Italian note was higher Tuesday, reaching 1.7810 percent by 7:30 a.m. London time after closing at 1.763 percent on Monday. "We are continuing to ask Berlusconi to make a gesture of responsibility and help us give this country a government", said senior League politician Giancarlo Giorgetti, indicating he wanted Forza Italia to agree to sit out of a government deal. (more...)
Large steam explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano following eruption Large steam explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano following eruption
- May 10, 2018

Those forces would emit "ballistic projectiles" - as small as pebbles or weighing up to several tons. The USGS also said that nearby towns could be dusted with volcanic ash if such an eruption took place. What are the effects of acid rain? In the short term, the gases in the air that cause acid rain have the largest impact on asthma sufferers and those in more high-risk groups, like the elderly. (more...)
Stormy Daniels' lawyer: US company linked to Russian oligarch pa Stormy Daniels' lawyer: US company linked to Russian oligarch pa
- May 09, 2018

He later clarified to say Trump knew about the payment, but did not know what it was for. The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump and Daniels had an affair. Stephen Ryan, a lawyer representing Cohen, declined to comment. Cohen's company, according to the report, received large sums of money from companies with an interest in Trump administration business. (more...)
Warren Buffett: 'I salute' Elon Musk for trying to improve a product Warren Buffett: 'I salute' Elon Musk for trying to improve a product
- May 08, 2018

According to the Electrek blog, Musk sent an email to Tesla employees telling them to notify the company's human resources department in order to justify "the excellence, necessity and trustworthiness" of "every non-Tesla person who has badge access to our buildings or network access to our systems". (more...)
Charlize Theron has always wanted to adopt Charlize Theron has always wanted to adopt
- May 07, 2018

It would be hard for me to be like, "oh, I'll just pretend". "I knew it was insane, and I knew that it would end eventually". "I find that sometimes it's a really good acting teacher, just observing people". It turns out Tully's life isn't as enviable as Marlo imagined, and after the pair galavant through Brooklyn so the latter can reclaim her youth, she awakens with a broader lease on life. (more...)
Avengers: Infinity War Makes $1 Billion Faster Than Any Movie Ever Avengers: Infinity War Makes $1 Billion Faster Than Any Movie Ever
- May 07, 2018

Infinity War has now raked in a massive $1.16 billion at the global box office , breaking the record for Imax 4DX cinemas, which offers film fans motion seats. " Rampage " rounded out the top five with $4.6 million, bumping its domestic total to $84.8 million. Charlize Theron's new movie Tully , in which she plays a desperate new mum, debuts at six with $3.2 million (GBP2.3 million). (more...)
States Just Filed A Lawsuit To End The DACA Program States Just Filed A Lawsuit To End The DACA Program
- May 04, 2018

DACA allows young people who were brought to the USA illegally as children to stay and work. Nebraska Applessed accuses Attorney General Doug Peterson of targeting valuable Young Nebraskans by joining a suit with six other states aimed at ending a program protecting some young immigrants. (more...)
Say what now? Republicans nominate Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize Say what now? Republicans nominate Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize
- May 04, 2018

All comes after the President and the North Korean leader traded insults last fall as North Korea was testing rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads. We'll see if Messer and Trump win or lose their respective races. The final selection of a Nobel Peace Prize candidate would not be concluding as early as the beginning of May. (more...)
House Chaplain Retracts Resignation, Dares Speaker to Try to Fire Him House Chaplain Retracts Resignation, Dares Speaker to Try to Fire Him
- May 04, 2018

Ryan asked Conroy to resign in mid-April - a move that has sparked a backlash in both parties and across religious lines among lawmakers who felt blindsided by the House speaker's decision and felt Conroy was treated unfairly. "At this time, and upon advice of counsel, I herby retract and rescind said resignation for the reasons that follow", Conroy wrote in the letter dated Thursday and addressed to Ryan. (more...)
NJ school's chief out for run charged with public defecation NJ school's chief out for run charged with public defecation
- May 04, 2018

Human feces has recently been found on or near the football field and track field on a daily basis , but no one knew who the defecator was. According to Fox News, Thomas Tramaglini, a New Jersey school superintendent, was charged with lewdness, littering, and defecating in public , police said Thursday. (more...)
Sajid Javid appointed Home Secretary after Windrush scandal Sajid Javid appointed Home Secretary after Windrush scandal
- May 04, 2018

The letter she wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May in January previous year, which was published in the Guardian on Sunday, mentioned her forthcoming visit to Pakistan to finalise an agreement on biometric returns which would make it easier to deport illegal immigrants to that country. (more...)
Communities in northeastern Arizona evacuated for Tinder Fire Communities in northeastern Arizona evacuated for Tinder Fire
- May 03, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of the emergency as the battle against the Tinder fire continues. The cause of the fire was listed as "under investigation" and "human" on InciWeb. The Superstition Fire and Medical District also tweeted that it was sending a four-person crew to the fire for assistance. State Route 87 is closed in both directions about 30 miles south of Winslow for a brush fire, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation . (more...)
Trump Administration Official Blames China's 'Evil Practices' for Trade War With US Trump Administration Official Blames China's 'Evil Practices' for Trade War With US
- May 03, 2018

I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. At the time, he was also accusing China of manipulating its currency to gain an export advantage, a claim that his administration has since dropped. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has said that changes to China's centralised economic system will not be a goal of the coming trade talks in Beijing later this week, but he hopes China will open itself more to foreign competition. (more...)
President Trump to President Trump to "Get involved" in Russian Federation investigation
- May 03, 2018

Trump has tapped Emmett Flood, who advised Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, to assist in the Russian Federation investigation after the lead White House attorney handling the probe announced plans to retire. "So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were "leaked" to the media", Trump said on Twitter. The Post said that it was following the conversation that Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow compiled a list of 49 questions that could be asked of the ... (more...)
Rahul vs Modi: 15-minute debate challenge Rahul vs Modi: 15-minute debate challenge
- May 02, 2018

A special invitation is being extended by BJP to all the people for Prime Minister's rally in Udupi . He also claimed that the Congress could not tolerate the fact that the BJP-led government at the Centre got a majority in the 2014 general elections. (more...)
Huge explosions reported at Iranian base in northern Syria Huge explosions reported at Iranian base in northern Syria
- May 01, 2018

An official for the regional alliance that includes Iran, Syria and the militant group Hezbollah said that most of the dead were Iranians. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a missile warehouse of Iranian militias was hit, killing at least 26 people. (more...)
Ronny Jackson Will Not Return as Trump's Physician Ronny Jackson Will Not Return as Trump's Physician
- May 01, 2018

Speaking at a rally in MI, the president spoke out about Tester, telling the crowd he knew things that could damage the Democrat, although he did not go into details about the information. -Mexico border to attack Sen. Most popular: 'Fortnite' Season 4 Start Time: Ready to Start a New Battle Pass? Some names being tossed around for the VA spot now that Dr. (more...)