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Toxic alcohol results in nearly 100 deaths in India

Toxic alcohol results in nearly 100 deaths in India Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered an inquiry. Assam is India's largest tea-producing state, with more than 1000 plantations producing more than 50 percent of Indian tea. He said that police were working to trace the origin of the tainted liquor. He said doctors from Assam Medical College Hospital in the neighbouring Dibrugarh district and Tezpur Medical College in Sonitpur ... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh fire: Dhaka plastics warehouse blaze leaves at least 69 dead

Bangladesh fire: Dhaka plastics warehouse blaze leaves at least 69 dead It still isn't known exactly what caused the inferno in the Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka , some of which dates back to the Mughal period more than 300 years ago. Over 50 people, including women and children, were admitted to nearby hospitals, including Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital. [Full Article...]

Go Bernie Or Go Home! Sanders Out-Fundraises Dems

Go Bernie Or Go Home! Sanders Out-Fundraises Dems During Tuesday's interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's "Al Punto", the Vermont senator said "no", he doesn't think National Assembly president Juan Guaidó is the legitimate president of Venezuela, as IJR Red reported. "If you're not a Democrat you should not run". There was never really much doubt that Clinton would win the nomination, but Sanders won a number of states and got a signifi... [Full Article...]

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi The German government is trying to stop weapons exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October and its role in the conflict in Yemen . "In reality, because the United Kingdom has a strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, we'd been able to play a very important part in making the Stockholm talks happen", said Hunt... [Full Article...]

Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese Vice Premier in Bilateral Talks

Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese Vice Premier in Bilateral Talks Mr. Wang said both countries face the threats of terrorism and extremism, and should strengthen co-operation to safeguard security and stability. Pakistan claims to be the biggest victim of terrorism. The Prime Minister said it was extremely necessary to destroy terror infrastructure and to punish terrorists and their supporters. "The Joint Statement issued at the end of the visit said there is ... [Full Article...]

Hanoi summit: Kim Jong Un boards train to meet Donald Trump

Hanoi summit: Kim Jong Un boards train to meet Donald Trump A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un entered China on Saturday evening, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to Vietnam's capital for his summit with President Donald Trump . His train is expected to stop at the Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang, where he will disembark and drive 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by auto, the sources said. [Full Article...]

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years He pleaded guilty in September in federal court in Washington to two counts of conspiring stemming from his Ukrainian political consulting work. Special counsel prosecutor Andrew Weissmann suggested at a February 4 hearing in the case that a potential pardon may have tainted Manafort's cooperation with the government, incentivizing him to break the plea deal. [Full Article...]

Violence: INEC awaits report to reschedule elections in Rivers, Lagos, Anambra

Violence: INEC awaits report to reschedule elections in Rivers, Lagos, Anambra More than 84 million Nigerians have registered to vote, as thousands head to the polls today. Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state are said to be anxious about their safety, especially with the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to begin in less than two hours. [Full Article...]

Pulwama Terror Attack: Dangerous Situation Between India, Pakistan, Says Donald Trump

Pulwama Terror Attack: Dangerous Situation Between India, Pakistan, Says Donald Trump Trump, after his meeting with a visiting Chinese trade delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He, told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday that "in Kashmir, it's very dangerous". "It's very risky situation between the two countries", Trump told reporters on Friday in the White House. "This stands over and above party politics", he said, adding that soon after the Pulwama attack... [Full Article...]

Venezuela: Clashes break out near Colombian border

Venezuela: Clashes break out near Colombian border Mr Guaido has vowed that the opposition will bring in foreign aid from neighbouring countries on Saturday and called on security forces to disobey Mr Maduro and let supplies into the country. Venezuela's power struggle was set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal were to sing in rival... [Full Article...]

Attacks on Kashmiris: Supreme Court notice to States, Centre

Attacks on Kashmiris: Supreme Court notice to States, Centre The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to the Ministries of Home and Human Resource Development as well as the state governments of West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh seeking a reply about the alleged harassment of Kashmiris. [Full Article...]

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two Juan Guaido , the opposition leader who has been recognized by the United States and much of the global community as the country's legitimate president, has promised to bring aid to the country, the citizens of which are starving because of a long and crippling economic crisis. [Full Article...]

Twitter Users Skewer Trump's Bizarre Rant About '6G' Technology

Twitter Users Skewer Trump's Bizarre Rant About '6G' Technology But Mr Trump was quickly mocked for his invention of 6G, which is now nothing more than the inevitable name of 5G's successor. Internet speeds could be between 10 to 20 times faster than the current best, 4G, network - it means you could download a high definition film within a minute. [Full Article...]

Time's Up chief resigned after assault allegation against her son, says group

Time's Up chief resigned after assault allegation against her son, says group The leader of the Time's Up group set up a year ago to fight sexual harassment resigned after her own son was accused of sexual misconduct , the organization said on Friday. Last weekend, within 24 hours of learning about the allegations, the Time's Up board met with Borders and members debated whether the situation would undermine the mission of Time's Up, one knowledgeable person said. [Full Article...]

Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy

Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy The teenager, who fled London aged 15 to join Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria , said she wanted to return to the United Kingdom with her son. However, she has remained remorseless about her actions. 'That year we lost Shamima to a murderous and misogynistic cult, ' her sister wrote. Earlier this month hundreds of people from Norfolk signed an online petition to ban all IS... [Full Article...]

Another UK Lawmaker Leaves Labour Party Amid 'Anti-Semitism' Scandal

Another UK Lawmaker Leaves Labour Party Amid 'Anti-Semitism' Scandal Asked whether she would join the new Independent Group of MPs , she told BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme: "It is something that I have considered, but I have reached a different conclusion for the moment". A stark conclusion united their frustration at Jeremy Corbyn , who has overseen a lurch to the far left, consistently failed to deal with the party's problem of institutional antisemitism, o... [Full Article...]

We Gave Trump Five Days To Respond To Our Report

We Gave Trump Five Days To Respond To Our Report McCabe, speaking to reporters to promote his book " The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terrorism and Trump ", said he could not recall which two Cabinet members Rosenstein mentioned without access to memos of the 2017 conversation. [Full Article...]

Civilians Evacuated From Last ISIS Holdout in Syria

Civilians Evacuated From Last ISIS Holdout in Syria Earlier this week, the General Commander of the SDF Operation to Eliminate ISIS in Eastern Syria confirmed the fall of the extremist group in the East Euphrates Valley and said victory would be declared in the coming days. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor, also reported that some 50 trucks belonging to the US -led coalition fighting IS arrived at the outskir... [Full Article...]

Judge Imposes Gag Order on Roger Stone: Your Apology Rings ‘Quite Hollow’

Judge Imposes Gag Order on Roger Stone: Your Apology Rings ‘Quite Hollow’ Stone fell on sword after sword, saying he had no excuse. Either way, the photo Stone called a "random" one from the internet was found on some interesting websites . Stone left court without speaking to reporters. "Stone is all talk and no action and this is all a big mistake". Stone, who is now awaiting trial after being arrested on charges that including allegedly tampering with a witness to... [Full Article...]

U.S. special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit

U.S. special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit Mr Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and officials who served his father and grandfather with new and younger advisers as he gears up to meet US President Donald Trump in Vietnam next week. Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom had earlier stated that Bolton and Chung would maintain close communication, when he announced that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump would hold ... [Full Article...]


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