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Matthew Hedges pardoned after 'confessing he was an MI6 spy'

Matthew Hedges pardoned after 'confessing he was an MI6 spy' In a shocking turn of events, a representative for the UAE ministry of presidential affairs announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the ruler of the UAE, issued the pardon before lunch time on Monday. Ms Tejada, 27, said she had just informed his parents of the UAE announcement. "The UAE is a very longstanding friend of the United Kingdom and I've had very good conversations with th... [Full Article...]

Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team

Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team Mueller III, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. Friday's development puts increased pressure on Stone, who has been a target of Mueller's investigation for months over his connections to WikiLeaks and possible advanced knowledge of the Russian government's dissemination of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta . [Full Article...]

Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire

Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire Add California Wildfires as an interest to stay up to date on the latest California Wildfires news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Officials say the Camp Fire has destroyed more buildings than the worst eight fires in California's history combined, displacing thousands of people. [Full Article...]

Blizzard Warning from Kansas to Chicago 'burbs

Blizzard Warning from Kansas to Chicago 'burbs Strong winds and snow are expected to create blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas on Sunday. Kansas City International Airport closed to arriving flights at approximately 2:30 p.m. "I'm just saying prayers for them and others who have to be out on the roads". About 7 inches had fallen Sunday, with heavy snow expected to continue until about 4 a.m. [Full Article...]

Trump, keeping up feud with Roberts, accuses judges of undermining USA security

Trump, keeping up feud with Roberts, accuses judges of undermining USA security Trump particularly attacked the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, a broadly liberal court that's blocked many of his actions on immigration, like the travel ban and more recently the asylum ban. Trump supporters often counter critiques of the President's unrestrained leadership style by saying he is doing exactly what he promised to do - shake up the Washington establishment and bre... [Full Article...]

Clashes after blasphemy protest cleric is detained

Clashes after blasphemy protest cleric is detained Prominent cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi's supporters clashed with police in the eastern city of Lahore soon after he was taken away, with at least five people wounded, police said. "We are detaining supporters of TLP across the province to avoid any backlash after the arrest of their leaders", said Chohan. A police document seen by Reuters listed 10 other leaders of Rizvi's group who had also ... [Full Article...]

Lake Victoria disaster: Uganda rescue services slammed for slow response

Lake Victoria disaster: Uganda rescue services slammed for slow response The blue boat that capsized belongs to the management of KK Palm beach on Mpatta island in Mukono district. "They might not have heard the emergency commands of the captain, who is still unaccounted for", he said. "I've seen a lot of accidents but nothing as bad as this", said Matovo, who -- along with oth er witnesses -- had recently seen the boat being fixed up. [Full Article...]

Russian ships attack Ukrainian Navy boats

Russian ships attack Ukrainian Navy boats The only waterway that connects the two is the Kerch Strait between Crimea and mainland Russian Federation. Russia, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, defended its actions, saying the Ukrainian warships sailed into its territorial waters and were carrying out "dangerous maneuvers", the Tass news service reported , citing the FSB. [Full Article...]

French police fire tear gas at fuel price protesters

French police fire tear gas at fuel price protesters The "yellow vest" protesters were seen ripping up paving stones or starting to build barricades. By midday around 5,000 protesters had converged on the Champs Elysees where some clashed with police sent to prevent them from reaching the president's Elysee Palace nearby. [Full Article...]

Taiwan votes against same-sex marriage

Taiwan votes against same-sex marriage Opposition to same-sex marriage crested after the court ruling. Tsai will remain president and her resignation from the party leadership will have no direct effect on the business of the government. But the party's prospects are challenged by a backlash against Tsai's attempts to overhaul the country's pension scheme and labor law. Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendum Saturda... [Full Article...]

Do Not Pass Go: Papadopoulos Will Report To Prison Monday, Judge Says

Do Not Pass Go: Papadopoulos Will Report To Prison Monday, Judge Says Late last week, his new lawyers asked Moss to allow Papadopoulos to delay the start of his prison term until a constitutional challenge to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resolved. Memos authored by House Republicans and Democrats, now declassified, also show that information about Papadopoulos' contacts with Russian intermediaries triggered the FBI's counterintelligence i... [Full Article...]

Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

Government asks high court to hear transgender military case He's declared that gender is only defined as the sex a person was assigned at birth and has since ended protections for transgender workers and prisoners. Mr Francisco said the military had been forced to continue its prior policy while the courts sorted out the matter. "Francisco added that "[Defense] Secretary [Jim] Mattis and a panel of senior military leaders and other experts determined th... [Full Article...]

Mexico will hold US-bound refugees while claims processed

Mexico will hold US-bound refugees while claims processed She said she was considering accepting Mexico's offer to stay and work in Chiapas as a refugee. Julieta Vences, a congresswoman with Lopez Obrador's Morena party who is also president of Mexico's congressional migrant affairs commission, told the AP that incoming Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has been discussing with US officials how to handle a deluge of asylum claims at the border. [Full Article...]

Suspect who killed woman in Walmart now in custody

Suspect who killed woman in Walmart now in custody Saturday. Police said they found the man at his home, just a few blocks away from the Walmart. Police say Johnson fled the scene on a bicycle after the shooting and then shot himself. Cronin was pronounced dead at Ocala Regional Medical Center, according to Ocala Fire Rescue. As of Saturday, Ocala police were waiting for a search warrant to look for clues inside the house. [Full Article...]

Bomb blast at religious scholar gathering in Afghanistan kills at least 40

Bomb blast at religious scholar gathering in Afghanistan kills at least 40 Special praying will be held at the mosques across the country and national flags will be half-hoisted at home and Afghan diplomatic missions overseas, the statement added. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed condolences over the Kabul attack. That attack killed at least seven people and wounded 20 . Sectarian militants in Pakistan have long targeted Sufis, but such attacks on the group... [Full Article...]

Woman killed her boyfriend, fed his remains to Pakistani workers in UAE

Woman killed her boyfriend, fed his remains to Pakistani workers in UAE According to report, she confessed to police that she committed the crime. A report by an Arabian newspaper claimed that the accused had murdered her boyfriend, who was in his twenties, for dumping her over another woman. During questioning, the woman described the killing of the man as a moment of "insanity". Prior to being detained, the woman had told the man's brother that she had simply kick... [Full Article...]

Three terrorists killed in firing near Chinese Consulate in Karachis Clifton area

Three terrorists killed in firing near Chinese Consulate in Karachis Clifton area Two policemen were martyred in an exchange of fire with the terrorists. Police and Rangers are on the scene, the police said. The suicide bomb attack in the Afghan border province of Khost came as people gathered for Friday prayers at the mosque on the army base. [Full Article...]

Russian intelligence chief dies: ministry

Russian intelligence chief dies: ministry Russian authorities have consistently denied any involvement in the Skripal poisoning or in foreign election interference, saying the charges have been fabricated to tar Russia and justify additional sanctions. No replacement has been named yet for Korobov, though TASS reports it's likely to be his deputy, Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, 57, who took part in Russia's military intervention in Syria ... [Full Article...]

USA chief justice rebukes Trump's "Obama judge" remark

USA chief justice rebukes Trump's In a rare public statement Wednesday, Roberts stressed the importance of an independent judiciary while stating no federal judge was beholden to any president. "But remember that Donald Trump , not only did he like set us up and set the Supreme Court up, the Supreme Court has been bending over backward to remind Americans they are going to work together even though we have the Brett Kavanaugh ... [Full Article...]

Australia dust storm: Health warning as skies change colour

Australia dust storm: Health warning as skies change colour In 2009, a 500-km wide and 1,000-km long dust storm hit the eastern states of New South Wales and Queensland, leading to suspension of construction work, flight delays and businesses and schools being shut down. Scott Fuller and Natalie Beekmann watch a dust storm cloud that moved across western NSW on Thursday. "If possible, stay in air-conditioned places where filtration systems can help to ... [Full Article...]


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