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Palestinians agree Gaza ceasefire: Hamas, Islamic Jihad sources

Palestinians agree Gaza ceasefire: Hamas, Islamic Jihad sources An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment on the deal, but there appeared to have been no rocket fire or Israeli strikes in the hours after it was due to take effect, an AFP correspondent in Gaza said. "A land incursion may be needed to convince Israel's enemies that we are ready to pay a price in casualties in order to secure the well-being of our citizens". [Full Article...]

Minneapolis to pay police shooting victim's family $20 million

Minneapolis to pay police shooting victim's family $20 million John Ruszczyk, the father of Australian woman Justine Damond killed in a police shooting in the United States, is accompanied by his wife Maryan Heffernan, son Jason Ruszczyk and his wife Katarina Ruszczyk as he speaks at a press conference in Sydney on December 21, 2017. [Full Article...]

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Coup Attempt In Venezuela

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Coup Attempt In Venezuela Earlier this week, Guaidó unsuccessfully called on the country's military to revolt against Maduro, however, anti-Maduro protests have continued. President Donald Trump meanwhile adopted a strikingly conciliatory tone on Friday after a lengthy conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Venezuela crisis. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka president vows to 'eradicate terrorism', bring stability before election

Sri Lanka president vows to 'eradicate terrorism', bring stability before election Prior to making the statement, Daesh reportedly claimed responsibility for the Easter mass suicide attacks . Although Islamic State gave no evidence to back up its claim, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena told Reuters in an interview on Saturday that he believed the group orchestrated the attacks that plunged Sri Lanka in a nightmare. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Fani: More than 1,000 Bangladesh homes destroyed

Cyclone Fani: More than 1,000 Bangladesh homes destroyed Fani made landfall in Odisha on Friday, packing winds gusting up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, sending coconut trees flying, knocking down power lines and cutting off water and telecommunications. CM Naveen said that he spoke to PM Modi in connection with the widespread devastation caused by the cyclone . Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit India in years, barrelled into Bangla... [Full Article...]

Russian plane engulfed in flames makes emergency landing, 41 dead

Russian plane engulfed in flames makes emergency landing, 41 dead While some Russian news reports initially cited sources as saying the plane caught fire mid-air, the airport said in a statement that it was the plane's hard landing that started the fire. Video on Russian news channel Rossiya-24 showed the plane, a Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet, landing Sunday evening with large flames engulfing the rear section. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller House Judiciary Committee testimony tentatively set for May 15

Robert Mueller House Judiciary Committee testimony tentatively set for May 15 Trump wondered if Democrats were "looking for a redo because they hated seeing the strong NO COLLUSION conclusion". "Bob Mueller should not testify", Trump tweeted . Nadler also has subpoenaed testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn. "They will testify. The American people deserve the truth", Schiff said. [Full Article...]

Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment

Relations between Iran and the United States have worsened after the latter pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump came into power. "We also note with concern the decision by the United States not to fully renew waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects", Britain's foreign office added. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Labour pushes back against demands for cross-party deal

Brexit: Labour pushes back against demands for cross-party deal May wrote an article in the Mail on Sunday urging Labour to "put our differences aside for a moment [and ] let's do a deal", while Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday that the local election results indicated voters want MPs to "get a deal done" on Brexit. [Full Article...]

White House Lawyer: Mueller report written like law school paper, very political

White House Lawyer: Mueller report written like law school paper, very political Even Speaker Pelosi, who has repeatedly thrown cold water on impeachment talk since Democrats won the majority, reminded reporters Thursday that ignoring Congress had consequences for another president. The public disclosure of Mueller's letter on Tuesday prompted Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, to accuse Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress. [Full Article...]

United Nations asks South Sudan to respect freedom of press

United Nations asks South Sudan to respect freedom of press The failure of the government to offer adequate protection to journalists has added to these dangers; reporters, photographers and TV cameramen, often on the front line when risky situations emerge, are particularly at risk. Hundreds are imprisoned. When media workers are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price. Many journalists work in hard places under threatening circumstances and are expo... [Full Article...]

2nd accused in Kim Jong-nam murder freed

2nd accused in Kim Jong-nam murder freed Doan Thi Huong, from Vietnam, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah were arrested after being spotted on CCTV approaching Kim but always denied murder, insisting they had been tricked into carrying out the hit by North Korean agents who said it was a prank for a reality TV show and then fled Malaysia after the killing. [Full Article...]

Airplane goes off runway in Jacksonville

Airplane goes off runway in Jacksonville The sheriff's office said its marine unit assisted Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the response effort. All passengers and crew members are "alive and accounted for", the mayor of Jacksonville Lenny Curry wrote on Twitter . Several pets were on the plane as well, and their status wasn't immediately clear. The NTSB tweeted that it is sending a "Go Team", which will investigate with the h... [Full Article...]

Sen. Michael Bennet becomes latest Democrat to run for president

Sen. Michael Bennet becomes latest Democrat to run for president Another problem Bennet has is his friend - and former boss - John Hickenlooper . Perhaps most interestingly, he has sometimes strayed from the Democratic fold on some votes and has not tried to appeal to the progressive wing of the Democratic party as much as other Senators such as Cory Booker and Kamala Harris . [Full Article...]

Stephen Moore withdraws bid to join Fed over inflammatory writings about women

Stephen Moore withdraws bid to join Fed over inflammatory writings about women Mr Moore, a 59-year-old economic and political commentator, advised Mr Trump when he was running for president and has publicly expressed his opposition to raising interest rates, calling the last hike in December "economic malpractice". The Fed left its benchmark rate - which influences many consumer and business loans - in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. It's unclear if Moore withdrew due to an issue ... [Full Article...]

Thai King Vajiralongkorn: Coronation in pictures

Thai King Vajiralongkorn: Coronation in pictures Absolute rule by kings ended with a 1932 revolution in Thailand that ushered in a constitutional monarchy. Xi wished prosperity for Thailand and happy and healthy lives for the Thai people. Holy water was then poured onto his hands from 22 different vessels, all belonging to the previous nine Thai kings of the Chakri dynasty, as well as from conch shells, which are considered to be sacred. [Full Article...]

On Mueller report, has Barr been 'forthcoming' or 'lawless?'

On Mueller report, has Barr been 'forthcoming' or 'lawless?' Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler arrives for a House Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing in Washington, April 30, 2019. Others have called for Barr to resign. Other members of Ms. Pelosi's caucus are going after the attorney-general in even stronger terms. After Cohen said the decision was ultimately up to Nadler, Cooper remarked that such a move could be ... [Full Article...]

Snoop Dogg threatens Facebook boycott after site bans Louis Farrakhan

Snoop Dogg threatens Facebook boycott after site bans Louis Farrakhan He insisted it was "getting worse and worse for Conservatives on social media!" Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said Woods will need to delete a tweet that violated the platform's rules before he can be reinstated. Users do not have government-protected freedom of speech on privately-owned platforms like Facebook. Trump has met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey , and GOP lawmakers have also... [Full Article...]

Palestinian mother, baby reported killed in Israeli strike; Israel disputes claim

Palestinian mother, baby reported killed in Israeli strike; Israel disputes claim The Israeli air strike in response killed two Hamas militants. The flare-up followed the killing in an Israeli airstrike on Friday of two militants from the Hamas group that rules Gaza. Across the border, two people were wounded by shrapnel and hundreds more were left terrified by the blasts of rocket interceptions sounded overhead. [Full Article...]

Trump talks Venezuela and Mueller probe with Vladimir Putin

Trump talks Venezuela and Mueller probe with Vladimir Putin US-Russian tensions have spiked over the months-long stand off in Venezuela , and the Kremlin's assessment of the Trump-Putin call differed substantially from that coming from the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks with reporters outside the White House, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Washington . In a readout of the call, the Kremlin said that Putin "underscored that onl... [Full Article...]


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