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Death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai rises to 446

Death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai rises to 446 Environment minister Celso Correia said that almost 110,000 people are now in camps more than a week after Cyclone Idai hit. So far, about 1000 are feared dead. "As of now, the Indian naval crew has rescued more than 192 people". United Kingdom aid is funding the specialist team, as part of a wider United Kingdom government response to help those affected by the disaster. [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti arrested in extortion case

Michael Avenatti arrested in extortion case On the streets of D.C., Avenatti was seen as a kind of political rock star, according to The Hill . For a brief period, he even considered a run for the White House in 2020. Nike officials told investigators Avenatti claimed to know of rules violations by an amateur basketball team sponsored by the company. Executives immediately reported the threats to federal authorities. [Full Article...]

Trump's support for Israeli Golan Heights draws global anger

Trump's support for Israeli Golan Heights draws global anger Israel seized the strategic plateau from Syria in the Six-Day War in 1967, subsequently annexing it in 1981 in a move never recognized by the worldwide community. An old bunker at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israel- controlled Golan Heights in 2014. A general view shows the town of Majdal Shams near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heigh... [Full Article...]

Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman in the Bronx arrested

Man caught on camera kicking elderly woman in the Bronx arrested The NYPD announced Saturday that it arrested Yonkers resident, Marc Gomez , 36, WCBS reported . The police said Gomez was arrested after they received an anonymous tip. The woman left the train at the next stop and was met by medical workers who treated her for cuts to the face, bleeding and swelling. NYPD Chief of Detectives Demort Shea said Gomez was in custody in a tweet Saturday. [Full Article...]

Twitter Users Drag Trump For Proclaiming 'Total Exoneration' In Mueller Report

Twitter Users Drag Trump For Proclaiming 'Total Exoneration' In Mueller Report The release of the summary is likely to ignite a new political fight in Washington as Democrats push for Barr to release the full report . "Not a "summary" from his handpicked Attorney General", Warren said. Besides, 25 Russians were accused of election interference either through hacking into Democratic accounts or orchestrating a social media campaign to spread disinformation on the interne... [Full Article...]

Evacuation of stranded cruise ship is completed

Evacuation of stranded cruise ship is completed Five helicopters flying in the pitch dark took passengers from the tossing ship in a painstaking process that continued throughout the night. There are still 436 guests and 458 crew members on board following the end of the evacuation, the operator said. [Full Article...]

Short extension 'only possible if MPs say yes to deal'

Short extension 'only possible if MPs say yes to deal' May's initiative marked the latest twist in more than two years of negotiations that have left British politics in chaos and her authority in tatters. The opposition Labour Party accused her of "blackmail, bullying and bribery" in her attempts to push her deal through, and one prominent Brexit supporter in her own Conservative Party said seeking a delay was "betraying the British people". [Full Article...]

Wife of Venezuelan opposition leader to Maduro - 'Enough already!'

Wife of Venezuelan opposition leader to Maduro - 'Enough already!' Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that, the message coming out of the discussions that United States President Donald Trump had with a select group of Caribbean leaders, is that Washington wants to encourage and promote stronger relationship with the region. [Full Article...]

Another Parkland Shooting Survivor Reportedly Takes Their Own Life

Another Parkland Shooting Survivor Reportedly Takes Their Own Life Police could not confirm the student's age, but a Coral Springs police spokesperson said the student was a juvenile. The discovery comes days after 19-year-old Sydney Aiello took her own life, according to her mother. She added her daughter was afraid of being in a classroom and struggled to attend classes in college. Friends have set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for Sydney's family. [Full Article...]

Trump Again Supports Idea of Making Mueller’s Russia Probe Report Public

Trump Again Supports Idea of Making Mueller’s Russia Probe Report Public The House voted unanimously last week for a resolution calling for any report in Mueller's investigation to be made public . The president repeatedly stressed a relatively new line of attack on Mueller's legitimacy, arguing that the initial premise for launching an investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election was unfair given how he was elected.... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan welcomes PM Modi's greetings on Pakistan National Day

Imran Khan welcomes PM Modi's greetings on Pakistan National Day Modi said it is time that people of sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence. However, Indian High Commission in Islamabad has announced not to attend the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23 (today). Khan said that India was trying to push Pakistan in the blacklist of Financial Action Task F... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Veronica forces closure of Western Australian iron ore ports

Cyclone Veronica forces closure of Western Australian iron ore ports It was downgraded to category three as it began lashing the coastline of the Pilbara region between Dampier and Port Hedland about 6am on Sunday. The Bureau of Meteorology says a severe coastal impact is expected as early as mid-morning, but more likely during the afternoon. [Full Article...]

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan on NATO-led mission

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan on NATO-led mission The statement didn't specify the location of the combat or say who the soldiers were fighting. More than 14 thousand US troops are stationed in Afghanistan with majority operating within the framework of Resolute Support Mission to train, advice, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. [Full Article...]

Teachers File Complaint After Being Shot With Pellets in Training Exercise

Teachers File Complaint After Being Shot With Pellets in Training Exercise It was also said that the teachers waiting outside that "heard the screaming were brought into the room four at a time and the shooting process was repeated". The shocking revelations only came to light recently, during testimony in support of House Bill 1004, which addresses school safety and is aimed at improving mental health and emotional support services for students in state-run schools. [Full Article...]

Trump cancels new sanctions on North Korea

Trump cancels new sanctions on North Korea This was an apparent reference to sanctions the Treasury Department had announced Thursday on Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. Trump administration officials had also hailed the sanctions as a continuation of the U.S. pressure campaign on North Korea and an attempt to enforce existing sanctions authorities, insisting this was not aimed at widening North Korea-targeted sa... [Full Article...]

Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts

Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts Mr Lowell denied saying that Mr Kushner had been communicating with foreign "leaders" or "officials". According to a February 22, 2017 directive from the White House Counsel's Office, all White House personnel are required to "conduct all work related communications on your official EOP email account" except under "emergency circumstances". [Full Article...]

Kushner Uses WhatsApp, Personal Email to Do Official Work, Top Democrat Says

Kushner Uses WhatsApp, Personal Email to Do Official Work, Top Democrat Says To underscore his concern about whether unsecured White House communications have included classified information, Cummings said in the letter that Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell , acknowledged during a meeting with committee leaders in December that Kushner had used the messaging application WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics It gave no details about the circumstances of the night-time shooting. Palestinian health sources report that the two victims struck yesterday by Israeli soldiers in Nablus are 21-year-old Raid Hamdan and 20-year-old Zaid Nuri. Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank near the city of Bethlehem; the fourth such killing in 24 hours. Wabeb Manasrah, a cousin of the... [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran and Syria slam Trump's Golan Heights comments

Russia, Iran and Syria slam Trump's Golan Heights comments Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, told Reuters: "These promises will not give legitimacy to the Israeli occupation and the Golan will remain Arab and Syrian land". "Russia's foreign ministry complained that formal US recognition of Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights would represent a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions". [Full Article...]

Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now

Why America needs to see the Mueller report, right now Robert Mueller , the special counsel, has finished his report into whether Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Trump said on Wednesday he does not mind if the public is allowed to see the report. Trump fired Barr's predecessor, Jeff Sessions, in November after complaining for months about Sessions' 2017 decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Ru... [Full Article...]


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