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Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live Wuttisan's suicide was not broadcast on Facebook but his body was found beside his daughter, said Jullaus Suvannin, the Thai police officer in charge of the case. That event was dramatic enough for Wired editor Nicholas Thompson to suggest that it could "change the game" for the way Facebook handles video, and this second tragic incident occurring in such quick succession is sure only to heigh... [Full Article...]

Flynn may have broken law by not disclosing Russia payments, lawmakers say

The revelation former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might not have reported payments from Russia Today TV he received during a 2015 trip "may be just the tip of the iceberg" concerning Russia's interference in the US election, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday, per the Washington Examiner . [Full Article...]

Israeli PM snubs German minister after row over rights group

Israeli PM snubs German minister after row over rights group As Sigmar Gabriel prepares for his trip to Israel where he is scheduled to meet with both Israeli rights groups and Benjamin Netanyahu, he faces adversity from Israel over his wish to meet with voices who speak against the Israeli Government. [Full Article...]

Amit Shah kicks of BJP's expansion drive from Naxalbari in West Bengal

Amit Shah kicks of BJP's expansion drive from Naxalbari in West Bengal Shah sat on the floor at Mahali's spartan house in Dakkhin Katiajote village, and was served vegetarian fare on a banana leaf. After his three-day meeting in West Bengal, the BJP leader will visit Odisha, Telengana, Kerela and Tamil Nadu as part of the programme. [Full Article...]

Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience I visited her at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Sandberg stressed responsibility for assessing truth from fake news was one that should be shared, stating that Facebook's goal was to obtain accuracy in a landscape that was continuing to develop. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Calls on North Korea to Free Jailed US Citizen

Trump Administration Calls on North Korea to Free Jailed US Citizen Update: There are wide speculations that North Korean dictator is planning to carry out a nuclear test tomorrow, timed to coincide with a celebration of its military's founding anniversary. Haley said China is doing "quite a bit" to partner with the U.S. "I think the president steps in and decides what's going to happen", Haley concluded. [Full Article...]

U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Syria After Deadly Chemical Attack

U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Syria After Deadly Chemical Attack One official said the measures will principally focus on weapons manufacturers who are believed to be helping in Assad's use of chemical weapons, according to AP. "These sweeping sanctions target the scientific support center for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's horrific chemical weapons attack on innocent civilian men, women, and children". [Full Article...]

Amber Heard spotted in Australia again, this time with Elon Musk

Amber Heard spotted in Australia again, this time with Elon Musk She captioned the photo with, " cheeky ". But after suddenly splitting in May past year they endured a bitter divorce battle - eventually ending in a $7 million settlement for Amber after she accused Depp of physically abusing her on several occasions and requested a restraining order after claiming the actor threw an iPhone at her face. [Full Article...]

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' North Korea situation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - seen supervising the parade - warned earlier this year that his country was preparing to test an ICBM capable of reaching the mainland United States . A senior North Korean government official said the country is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at the parade. [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit The alternative date of May 2 is a " dead week " when students are studying for final exams. Mogulof said that university officials were aware of the Twitter statements made by Coulter Thursday. Clashes between conservatives and liberals have continued since, both in Berkeley and elsewhere. "It is a sad day indeed when the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, is morphing before our eyes... [Full Article...]

US Vice President Pence kicks off economic talks with Japan

In a sign of Beijing's hardening attitude, the Global Times, a state-run tabloid, said in an editorial on Monday that China could enforce "stricter measures" against North Korea, including a ban on oil exports, or join a US -led effort to block the North's access to worldwide financial markets. [Full Article...]

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the US border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says. "We'd offer them $1 of CSR payments for $1 of wall payments". The subsidies were challenged by House Republicans when they sued the Obama administration in 2014. [Full Article...]

Mixed reaction to outcome of Assembly recommendations

Mixed reaction to outcome of Assembly recommendations The Citizens' Assembly have made clear that the Oireachtas must assume responsibility for legislating for abortion. The Assembly will hold a third ballot on the specific changes to the Eighth Amendment following the second vote. Assembly members held 10 days of intensive and emotive debates over the past five months, culminating in this weekend's series of votes. In countries where abortion is... [Full Article...]

Panama verdict was not 'split decision': Pakistan minister

Panama verdict was not 'split decision': Pakistan minister The five-judge bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan issued the landmark judgement 57 days after concluding the hearing. The prime minister survived the attempt to unseat him after three of the five judges on the court bench said he should not step down, while two supported the move. [Full Article...]

Trump takes first step towards H-1B visa reform

Trump takes first step towards H-1B visa reform But the President is probably correct that the H-1B program should not be used for this objective. Specifically targeted: The H-1B visa program, which allows 85,000 foreign workers into the United States each year to take specific high-skilled jobs with US companies. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia sacks information minister, ambassador to US

King Salman has also sought closer ties with Turkey and Qatar, which have tense relations with Egypt. The king also appointed Fahad Bin Turki to replace Lieutenant General Eid al-Shalwi as head of the Saudi army. Oil prices sank to a low of around $28 last January amid a two-year price slump. The official Saudi Press Agency said the talks between El-Sisi and Salman "reviewed the strong and bro... [Full Article...]

Changes to Australian citizenship to focus on what's important to you

Expert360 co-founder and CEO Bridget Loudon said it was safe to say that many of Australia's leading startups might be forced to move their headquarters to the USA or Europe. Relevant exemptions will apply to the new rules, such as for permanent or enduring incapacity and for those under 16 years of age. "This looks to me like the change you make when you want people to notice", Senator Wong tol... [Full Article...]

President extends Easter good wishes; asks to remove hatred

The cleric added that: "For our nation, the experiences of insecurity, economic pains and various other challenges we had faced are the seemingly hopeless pre-Sabbath painful challenges, and a glorious dawn will soon emerge as the Lord, through his power of resurrection acts in our favour..." "Easter is a time to celebrate how God's love and presence in this world is greater than anything we can... [Full Article...]

Frim crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks

Frim crybaby to MMA, bad blood boils over for Wizards-Hawks With Washington Wizards starting power forward Markieff Morris calling his Atlanta Hawks counterpart Paul Millsap a "crybaby", and Millsap responding that Morris should "take his loss and go back to the hotel", it'd be easy enough to focus here exclusively. [Full Article...]

French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack The attack, which was claimed by Isil, overshadowed the last day of campaigning for Sunday's presidential election first round. But it looks like another terrorist attack. "So to do this it means he lost his mind", said one young man. The gunman was shot dead by other officers. One officer was killed and two seriously wounded. [Full Article...]


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