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Charlotte shooting: Suspect charged with murder; victims identified

Charlotte shooting: Suspect charged with murder; victims identified Two people were killed and four are injured, three of which are in critical condition. Two of the victims died, and the others remain hospitalized. Police captured the gunman, identified as 22-year-old former student Trystan Terrell , and took him into custody. [Full Article...]

Indian Maoists kill 16 in fresh election violence

Indian Maoists kill 16 in fresh election violence The team of C60 Commandos was targeted by Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli , which is infamous for repeated Naxal attacks. The blast was carried out in protest of the gunning down of 40 Maoists in an operation on April 22 previous year, the police said. [Full Article...]

Facebook bans prominent extremists in crackdown of hate speech

Facebook bans prominent extremists in crackdown of hate speech Twitter has also suspended accounts for Jones, Yiannopoulos, and Loomer. The social network, which has taken heat from civil rights groups over the last few years for not moving quickly or strongly enough against hate groups and figures, has long said that it applies its policies against unsafe individuals and organizations without regard to ideology or motivation. [Full Article...]

Chinese envoy urges Britain to resist external pressure over decisions on Huawei

Chinese envoy urges Britain to resist external pressure over decisions on Huawei He said the U.S. would have to reassess its intelligence-sharing arrangements with any country which allowed such a firm to become involved in building its network. Her decision came despite the disapproval of some intelligence chiefs and the country's defense and foreign secretaries, Gavin Williamson and Jeremy Hunt, who both fear serious impact on Anglo-American relations. [Full Article...]

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells Islamic State

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells Islamic State In a later statement, the group identified the seven suicide bombers by their noms de guerre (false name). Police say they have arrested over 150 people suspected of links to jihadists who carried out the bombings. According to news outlet India Today , the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, an organisation of Muslim clerics in Sri Lanka, had also asked women to avoid wearing face coverings. [Full Article...]

Trump wants to charge asylum seekers to apply, cites 'abuse'

Trump wants to charge asylum seekers to apply, cites 'abuse' As part of the memo, Trump is giving officials 90 days to come up with new regulations to ensure that applications are adjudicated within 180 days of filing, except under exceptional circumstances. Also directs officials to revoke the work permits of immigrants who receive final deportation orders ... The moves are the latest effort by the Trump administration to stem a growing number of migra... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom defense secretary sacked over Huawei leak

United Kingdom defense secretary sacked over Huawei leak Penny Mordaunt, who was global development secretary, has been appointed in Mr Williamson's place. But The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that May approved granting Huawei permission to build up "non-core" elements of Britain's next-generation telecommunications network. [Full Article...]

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged, defying Trump’s calls for a cut

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged, defying Trump’s calls for a cut Trump slammed the Federal Reserve for "incessantly" raising interest rates and said cutting rates by a full percentage point would make the economy surge. The chief concern flagged in the policy statement is the now "muted" level of inflation, which continues to fall short of the Fed's 2 percent target. [Full Article...]

Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist at UNSC

Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist at UNSC In a major diplomatic win for India , China, who had blocked its way to banning Masood Azhar , has shown the positive response for the same. JeM has claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops and stoked tensions between India and Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Indonesia To Relocate Capital

Indonesia To Relocate Capital In a closed cabinet meeting, three options were reportedly discussed and presented to the president. Other alternatives were to either move somewhere near Jakarta or let the city remain the capital but relocate all government buildings to a special zone around the presidential palace. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated

Cyclone Fani: 2 EVM strong rooms to be relocated It is likely to move southwards of Puri around May 3 afternoon at a wind speed of 175-185 kmph gusting to 205 kmph. The special bulletin also suggested "extensive evacuation from coastal areas of East Midnapore, North and South 24 Parganas districts". [Full Article...]

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela as Maduro claims victory over 'attempted coup'

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela as Maduro claims victory over 'attempted coup' Only flights which have received special permission from the US government are allowed to ignore the order from the FAA. "Nerves of steel!" Maduro wrote on Twitter . At least one person, a 24-year-old, was killed in the central state of Aragua as protests spread, while more than 100 were injured around the country. [Full Article...]

Japan's Naruhito ascends to the throne

Japan's Naruhito ascends to the throne Naruhito's mother, Michiko, was born a commoner and was Catholic educated. Together, they reached out to the people, especially those who faced handicaps and discrimination, and natural disasters. Naruhito also received messages from President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. His era was the first in Japan's modern history without war. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Juan Guaido urges military uprising to topple socialist leader Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's Juan Guaido urges military uprising to topple socialist leader Nicolas Maduro Detained in 2014 for leading a previous round of anti-government unrest, Lopez said he had been released from house arrest by security forces adhering to an order from Guaido. Maduro calls Guaido a U.S-backed puppet who seeks to oust him in a coup. Germany is one of 54 countries to recognize Guaido's role as interim president and called for new elections, but it has not declared Maduro's presi... [Full Article...]

Houses Collapse, People Stranded as Floodwaters Rise in Cyclone-Hit Mozambique

Houses Collapse, People Stranded as Floodwaters Rise in Cyclone-Hit Mozambique A section of the route was under water. Mozambique's National Institute of Disaster Management said its death toll stood at 38 on Monday - up from an earlier estimate of five - and just over 168,000 people had been affected. Mozambique's government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground. Landslides are a growing worry in the city's Mahate neighbourhood, regional Ocha authorit... [Full Article...]

Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Is 'Really Scared' of Joe Biden

Joe Scarborough: Donald Trump Is 'Really Scared' of Joe Biden Biden has repeatedly led other 2020 candidates in polling before he even announced. He stood behind Biden at the Monday afternoon rally. "And the proof of that is that this ad did something none of the other Democrats have been able to do, and that's put Trump on the defensive". [Full Article...]

White House 'reviewing' Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore's past comments on women

White House 'reviewing' Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore's past comments on women As Fed officials met in Washington for their latest policy discussion, Trump on Tuesday tweeted that it would send the USA economy "up like a rocket if we did some lowering of rates, like one point, and some quantitative easing". "I know how he feels about women, how he treats women in the workplace". In a column for the Washington Times in 2000, Moore wrote that colleges were places for men... [Full Article...]

Indian Army sights ‘Yeti’ footprints, tweets images

Indian Army sights ‘Yeti’ footprints, tweets images Footprints are seen in the snow near Makalu Base Camp in Nepal, in this picture taken on April 9, 2019. He was the first to spot the mysterious beast Yeti . "Also all the Yeti talk reminds me of Tintin in Tibet and that very hackneyed scene where Captain Haddock is in Delhi", one user posted . "However, unless proved with evidence and backed with a credible scientific publication it is b... [Full Article...]

Aussie man quits anti-Muslim party over video of him groping strippers

Aussie man quits anti-Muslim party over video of him groping strippers Senate candidate Steve Dickson resigned after last night's bombshell report. Hanson, who founded the party, stood by them. Dickson was also caught saying "I've done more Asian than I know what to do with" and that strip clubs are better in the Philippines because women dance on top of the bars and "then take everything off", the footage recorded by Al Jazeera during an undercover investigation... [Full Article...]

Democrat O'Rourke accuses Trump White House of dictating Fox News content

Democrat O'Rourke accuses Trump White House of dictating Fox News content The departure had been expected since the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general. Graham maintained if Democrats in the House continue to pursue this "it's because they've gone insane when it comes to Trump". "What the House is doing is way over the top". Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, has said the state is renegotiating the deal as Foxconn has shifted its production plan... [Full Article...]


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