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Malaysian PM Dissolves Parliament, Two Months Before Term Ends

Malaysian PM Dissolves Parliament, Two Months Before Term Ends The 64-year-old ruling party leader has come under pressure from various quarters, including the worldwide community for several high-profile issues including the multi-billion dollar fund mismanagement of a state investment arm, questionable management of Felda and Mara investments, rising cost of living and accusations of corruption and cronyism. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic completes first supersonic mission since 2014 fatal test crash

Virgin Galactic completes first supersonic mission since 2014 fatal test crash It was a big milestone for the firm as it marked Virgin Galactic's first powered flight since the 2014 crash of its original spaceship, where one of its two pilots died. With the engine shut down, Unity coasted upward to an apogee of 84,271 feet (25,686 meters). VSS Unity went through more than a year of testing prior to today's test flight, which included seven glide tests, Sputnik repor... [Full Article...]

Burglary suspect 'stabbed to death by pensioner' in London

Scotland Yard said in a statement this afternoon: "A man who died in Lewisham on Wednesday, 4 April, has been formally identified as 37-year-old Henry Vincent from Kent". "My personal opinion is why were the men at his house?" "They should let him go". Miss Dafoor, whose family is part of the local Neighbourhood Watch, added: "We had a burglary past year, a window was smashed and people came in"... [Full Article...]

Philippine island of Boracay closing 6 months due to sewage leak

Philippine island of Boracay closing 6 months due to sewage leak Boracay is a 1,032-hectare island located about 300 km south of Manila which, in 2017 alone, received over two million visitors. A spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday the island of Boracay will be shut down for six months in order to conduct some "much needed rehabilitation". [Full Article...]

German court says Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail

German court says Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail The court ruled earlier Thursday that Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, saying the most serious accusation he faces there isn't punishable under German law. However, the court in the northern city of Schleswig said there could be a case to answer for misusing public funds last October to hold an unauthorised independence referendum. [Full Article...]

Former Brazilian President to be jailed

Former Brazilian President to be jailed Justices on Brazil's top court have begun reviewing a request from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction. "It was applied to only one person", she said. Da Silva, president between 2003 and 2010, is the latest of many high-profile people to be ensnared in possibly the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history. [Full Article...]

5.3 magnitude quake hits southwest of Channel Islands; jolts North County

5.3 magnitude quake hits southwest of Channel Islands; jolts North County Residents in the Los Angeles-area took to social media to say they felt shaking. The quake caused Business Insider's offices in West Hollywood to sway for several minutes. "We now have no reports of damage or injuries", fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. They check things like transportation infrastructure, places where large groups might assemble, apartments, dams and power line... [Full Article...]

Forecasters Are Warning This Year's Hurricane Season Will Be Worse Than Usual

Forecasters Are Warning This Year's Hurricane Season Will Be Worse Than Usual It may seem just too surreal to start thinking of the upcoming hurricane season, with the potential for April snow for Long Island still on the horizon, and as areas in the southeastern US and Caribbean still struggle to recover from the havoc unleashed from last year's parade of major storms. [Full Article...]

Turkish University Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Attacker Arrested

Turkish University Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Attacker Arrested Three others were wounded in the attack, according to CNN Turk . "In this unfortunate event, vice dean Mikail Yalcin, faculty secretary Fatih Ozmutlu, teaching faculty Serdar Caglak and researcher Yasir Armagan lost their lives". A gunman shot dead four Turkish academics at their university on Thursday whom he saw as supporters of a Muslim cleric accused by the government of being behind a fail... [Full Article...]

Migrant caravan drops plan to travel to US-Mexico border

Migrant caravan drops plan to travel to US-Mexico border President Trump patted himself and the Mexican government on the back on Thursday for stopping a "caravan" of migrants from Central America making their way through Mexico to the United States border. He also announced earlier this week that he would send troops to the border to prevent illegal crossings. The president said that the nation's security was under threat from "drastic illegal acti... [Full Article...]

USA trade deficit rises despite record American exports

USA trade deficit rises despite record American exports Meanwhile, increases in exports of motor vehicles and parts, and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts were largely offset by lower exports of farm, fishing and intermediate food products, and of metal and non-metallic mineral products . [Full Article...]

Sensex surges 577 points as RBI keeps rate unchanged, lowers inflation forecast

Sensex surges 577 points as RBI keeps rate unchanged, lowers inflation forecast The 30-share index, which had gained almost 400 points in opening trade, made further headway to quote 577.73 points, or 1.75%, higher at 33,596.80 at closing. The rally extended to the broader markets as well, lifting the mid-cap index by 1.88 per cent and small-cap 1.87 per cent. In February, the consumer price inflation slowed to 4.4%, below the central bank's March projection of 5.1%. [Full Article...]

Trump finally breaks silence on porn star

Trump finally breaks silence on porn star President Donald Trump talks with reporters aboard Air Force One on a flight to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, April 5, 2018 . "We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr. The president had dinner with Cohen on March 24, the night before the airing of a " 60 Minutes " segment in which Clifford detailed her story of the affair and the subsequent silencing of her clai... [Full Article...]

Missing CDC worker found dead two months later

Missing CDC worker found dead two months later Cunningham's colleagues and friends at CDC hope that he is safe", Burden said. Police said there did not appear to be foul play, but they are awaiting a toxicology screen and other testing results. Sgt. Stafford said the area where Cunningham was found was inaccessible through walking. The CDC denied those reports and said Cunningham received an early promotion for his exemplary performance at... [Full Article...]

Trump to send National Guard troops to Mexico border

Trump to send National Guard troops to Mexico border Late Tuesday, the Pentagon said the military is looking at ways to expand upon its limited support for border security in line with Trump's push to have troops involved until he can find funding for a border wall. He had asked for $25 billion for it. Nielsen said the administration considers any wall that has to be prepared or replaced would count as new wall. [Full Article...]

USA: President Trump's plans to militarize border could cost lives

USA: President Trump's plans to militarize border could cost lives That's a big step", he said. Trump has privately floated the idea of funding construction of a border wall with Mexico through the USA military budget in conversations with advisers, two sources confirmed to CNN last week. Trump has also been under pressure from conservative backers, including commentator Ann Coulter, who has accused Trump of betraying his base for not delivering on the wall... [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood CEO: Kushner Had Idea That Felt Like 'Bribe'

Planned Parenthood CEO: Kushner Had Idea That Felt Like 'Bribe' Trump how Planned Parenthood doesn't use federal funds to perform abortions (since federal law doesn't allow it) and why it would be a mistake to disallow Medicaid recipients from receiving care there for cancer screening, birth control, and other preventative measures. [Full Article...]

US Troops to Leave Syria Once Last ISIS Remnants Defeated: White House

US Troops to Leave Syria Once Last ISIS Remnants Defeated: White House President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep U.S. troops in Syria a little longer but wants them out relatively soon, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. "The hard part, I think, is in front of us - stabilizing these areas, consolidating our gains, getting people back into their homes, [and] addressing the long term issues of reconstruct... [Full Article...]

Three TRS members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Three TRS members take oath in Rajya Sabha Slogans like "Dalit virodhi yeh sarkar, nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi", were also heard in the Parliament . While adjourning the House, RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu termed the protests as "stifling of democracy" and urged the protesters to have some discussion on some bills as only two days of the session are left. [Full Article...]

Mom accused of using taser to wake son for Easter church service

Mom accused of using taser to wake son for Easter church service She denies tasing her son, saying she simply "sparked" the device and never actually tased him. "For the lady, I feel bad", she said. " It's Jesus" Day!'" said Dobbins. "We want this to be a message to parents that if we can prove that you knew what the dangers were and you chose to put your baby face down anyways, then you will be facing serious charges", Deputy Chief Cooper said. [Full Article...]


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