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World EPA Aide On Toxic Cleanups Resigns Amid Scott Pruitt Scandals
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's former head of security Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta resigned from the EPA on Monday, just two days before he is set to appear before Congress as part of the investigation into Pruitt's alleged ethics violations.

World China began a crackdown on Peppa pig
Author: 0 China began a crackdown on Peppa pig

The pig-themed cartoon has been targeted by Beijing censors due to its recent affiliation with "subversive" Chinese youth and counterculture. All mention of the popular kids' cartoon - which started airing in 2004 - has been removed from popular Chinese social media network Douyin .

World Facebook blames 'bug' for unusual hate speech prompt
Author: 0 Facebook blames 'bug' for unusual hate speech prompt

A Facebook spokesperson said they were unable to comment at this time. Facebook rolled out - apparently accidentally - a short-lived test Tuesday that included asking users if the post they were viewing contained hate speech. The hate speech dialog box even showed up on posts from the creator of Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg . Sunset picture? Question about hate speech.

World Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea
Author: 0 Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit North Korea

Kim told Moon that the United States will realise, after holding talks with Pyongyang, that North Korea was not a country to use its nuclear weapons toward South Korea , the Pacific Ocean, or the US. Yoon said Kim also revealed plans to readjust its current time zone to match the South's. The White House said Trump and Moon had "emphasised that a peaceful and prosperous future for North Korea is contingent upon its complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation ".

World Prince Louis' birth certificate reveals William and Kate's occupations
Author: 0 Prince Louis' birth certificate reveals William and Kate's occupations

The not-so-ordinary jobs listed for the new baby's mum and dad are the " Prince of the United Kingdom" and the "Princess of the United Kingdom". Little Louis was born at 11:01 a.m. So why does it look different to her husband and son's names on the birth certificate? He will also share the middle name of Arthur with his father.

World British man dragged away by lion after going into its enclosure
Author: 0 British man dragged away by lion after going into its enclosure

The park also offers a " lion mobile" experience in which visitors are placed in a large steel cage on the back of a small truck, then driven through the big cat enclosure. The lion came pouncing upon Hodge who tried making a run to the gate, but he was grabbed by the lion's paws before he could escape. As onlookers are heard screaming and begging for help, the lion stops and then tries to drag the man further inside the enclosure.

World Turkish football fan hires crane after being banned from entering the stadium
Author: 0 Turkish football fan hires crane after being banned from entering the stadium

But later on, local police asked him to pull down his crane from the stadium premises. The crowd upped their chants after spotting him at the top of the crane but he was ordered to come down from his vantage point by the police. Ali Demirkaya is what you call a die-hard soccer fan and he recently showed exactly why with his latest stunt. Although he had to pay 354 liras (70 Euros/ $86 approx) for the crane he hired.

World First lawsuit filed over Southwest Airlines horror flight 1380
Author: 0 First lawsuit filed over Southwest Airlines horror flight 1380

A first lawsuit has been filed by a passenger on Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which killed one person after a mid-air engine explosion on April 18. Southwest apologized for the incident and gave money and travel vouchers to passengers on the flight. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Robert Sumwalt said it was the first passenger fatality in a US airline accident since 2009.

World At least 24 people killed in Nigeria mosque attacks
Author: 0 At least 24 people killed in Nigeria mosque attacks

The statement said that the 56 injuried persons were on admission in hospital. The prayer was mid-way when the bomber detonated the explosives. More than 30,000 people have been killed in the insurgency, which has also forced some two million to flee their homes.

World Danish man convicted under Malaysia's anti-fake news law for YouTube video
Author: 0 Danish man convicted under Malaysia's anti-fake news law for YouTube video

He did not have a lawyer to represent him in court. Malaysia's inspector-general of police, Mohamad Fuzi Harun, said a day after the shooting that their records showed a distress call was received at 6:41 a.m. The law banning fake news has sparked concern the government is seeking to crack down on criticism, particularly with a general election looming on May 9.

World Google Doodle celebrates International Workers' Day 2018
Author: 0 Google Doodle celebrates International Workers' Day 2018

But May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in the U.S. and is now commonly used a day to hold mass protests to celebrate labourers. But for most people in the USA, it's just another Tuesday. Various rituals are performed in countries across the world including maypole dancing, garland making and morris dancing. After the end of socialism in Bulgaria in 1989, 1 May continues to be an official and non-working day, but the state authority does not engage in organizing mass ...

World Deer shot in neck, face with arrows
Author: 0 Deer shot in neck, face with arrows

According to troopers, they learned the deer was able to feed and walk around, but they were unable to locate the deer. Police released photos of the deer which showed one with an arrow nearly entirely through its neck and another with an arrow piercing through its face.

World Speaker Gupta takes oath as Deputy CM
Author: 0 Speaker Gupta takes oath as Deputy CM

BJP leader Kavinder Gupta , once a member of RSS, is likely to replace Nirmal Singh . Ahead of Monday's reshuffle, Nirmal Singh has inclined his resignation from the post of J&K deputy chief minister on a Sunday night. The Congress said Mr Gupta's describing the horrific and shameful gangrape-murder as a "small incident" is a deliberate attempt on the part of the BJP and its leadership to justify it and thwart delivery of justice.

World Sceptics cast shadow over Korea's giant nuclear step
Author: 0 Sceptics cast shadow over Korea's giant nuclear step

Seoul says North Korea has promised to shut down its nuclear test site within weeks and invite American weapons experts to verify its closure. Referring to his critics, Trump told Saturday's rally: 'He's going to lead us into a nuclear war, they said.

World Burning Sao Paulo Apartment Building Collapse Caught On Camera
Author: 0 Burning Sao Paulo Apartment Building Collapse Caught On Camera

This is the horrifying moment a residential tower block crumbles in on itself in a ball of flames after a huge blaze ripped through the building. At least one person died and three others were missing, authorities said. A nearby hotel receptionist, Flabio Gabia, said, "When I went to see what it was, the streets were filled with desperate people", She also added that she heard several people shouting for help.

World Pashinyan nominated PM at Armenian parliament's session
Author: 0 Pashinyan nominated PM at Armenian parliament's session

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan addresses the audience as he attends a rally in Yerevan on April 30, 2018. Armenia's parliament is scheduled to vote for a new prime minister on Tuesday, eight days after former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, stepped down following 11 days of mass and largely peaceful protests against his continued rule in the former Soviet republic.

World Myanmar assures United Nations of 'harsh' action on sex assault
Author: 0 Myanmar assures United Nations of 'harsh' action on sex assault

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay did not immediately respond to requests for comment. During the almost hour-long meeting, Suu Kyi, noted Myanmar's difficulties in transitioning to rule of law after decades of military dictatorship, said the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity.

World UAE, Japan discuss bilateral relations
Author: 0 UAE, Japan discuss bilateral relations

He will be the first leader of a major country to visit both Israel and Palestine since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel late a year ago, according to Japanese Foreign Ministry officials. While addressing the business forum, Abe said the UAE and Japan planned to sign an investment treaty. In February, Inpex Corporation received a 10 per cent stake in Abu Dhabi's offshore Lower Zakum oilfield for 40 years.

World Fire Danger Today... Severe Weather Wednesday
Author: 0 Fire Danger Today... Severe Weather Wednesday

The pattern change will bring several days of potentially significant severe weather in the central U.S. It will also spread spring warmth across almost two-thirds of the nation from Texas to New England. Again there is a possibility of a few severe storms late Thursday as well. "The greatest threat area at this time appears to be from northwest Texas across Oklahoma and eastern Kansas".

World Bill Cosby found guilty of all three counts of aggravated sexual assault
Author: 0 Bill Cosby found guilty of all three counts of aggravated sexual assault

One of those women called Cosby a "serial rapist". Hearing that he'd been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman is something else. Bill Cosby is guilty . The public might recall that Goins took legal action against Cosby with claims that he drugged her while they were partying at the infamous Playboy Mansion back in 2008.

World Imran thankful to public for successful Lahore rally
Author: 0 Imran thankful to public for successful Lahore rally

Khan and his party have emerged as key challengers to former premier Nawaz Sharif, a three-time prime minister who was ousted by the Supreme Court past year but whose Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party retains power. On Sunday, the PTI had held what it called a historic rally at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore , where Khan laid out an 11-point agenda, prioritising education and health and criticised the ruling PML-N for its policies.

World Trump's Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans
Author: 0 Trump's Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans

President Trump said a Republican majority in the House is crucial to maintaining the pace of economic acceleration, deregulation, and lowering the tax burden. Ms. Anderson noted that his job approval was markedly weaker than past presidents, including President Barack Obama in the months before Democrats lost 63 House seats in the 2010 elections.

World Judge Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Against Female Accusers
Author: 0 Judge Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Against Female Accusers

Moore has tried unsuccessfully to have Corfman's lawsuit moved from the Montgomery area to Etowah County, and has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to have it moved. "We intend to show the people of Alabama that a political conspiracy came about to ruin his campaign for Senate and to defame him, to defame his character so the people of Alabama would not vote for him in the special Senate election", Isaak said.

World Connor Hellebuyck: Named starter for Game 2
Author: 0 Connor Hellebuyck: Named starter for Game 2

No one asked for refund, only more. The tests are not the same in April, when the Nashville Predators line up against you every second night, as they are in January when the Arizonas and Buffalos break up the schedule with their mixed-up lineups of aspiring NHLers and wannabe regulars.

World PM Modi silent even as democratic institutions are under attack: Rahul
Author: 0 PM Modi silent even as democratic institutions are under attack: Rahul

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday tore into the Congress party, saying that the "Jan Akrosh" rally organised by the latter was, in reality, a "Parivar Akrosh" rally. The increasing heat over the incident forced the state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh to order an investigation. On n his part Khurshid said Salman Khurshid: I have said before and will say again that my party is a party of truth and we are not scared of the truth.

World NFL DRAFT: Eagles Select TE Dallas Goedert In Round 2
Author: 0 NFL DRAFT: Eagles Select TE Dallas Goedert In Round 2

With the pick Friday, Goedert is only the second player in Jackrabbit history to go in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft . The question, of course, is if the Eagles - or another National Football League team - gives him enough of it.

World Irish border a threat to Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Irish border a threat to Brexit negotiations

Dublin insists there must be no hard border between north and south, a symbol of the Troubles when more than 3,600 people were killed in three decades of violence between paramilitaries and security forces. "I am the negotiator for the 27". Varadkar agreed with Barnier, warning that Britain's "approach to negotiations will need to change in some way" if there is to be agreement over the issue reached.

World Dominican Republic Switches Diplomatic Allegiance from Taiwan to China
Author: 0 Dominican Republic Switches Diplomatic Allegiance from Taiwan to China

The Presidential Office condemned the actions of Beijing in offering financial aid to "lure and coerce" the Caribbean country to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan. The Dominican Republic established relations with Taiwan in 1944. "While Taiwan faces serious diplomatic challenges, the government will not bow to the pressure from Beijing", emphasized Wu at the news conference.

World Metro Vancouver To See Warm Weather & Sunny Skies This Week
Author: 0 Metro Vancouver To See Warm Weather & Sunny Skies This Week

Severe weather will be possible again Wednesday , with another enhanced risk of severe storms in extreme southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Wednesday , there is a 30 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4 p.m., the weather service said.

World Secretary of State Pompeo Thinks Nuclear Deal Possible After Meeting With Kim
Author: 0 Secretary of State Pompeo Thinks Nuclear Deal Possible After Meeting With Kim

North Korea plans to shut its nuclear testing site in May and reveal the process to the outside world, South Korea has said. "We will build, through confidence building measures, a degree of trust to go forward". Pompeo's comments were the most extensive yet regarding his Easter weekend talks in Pyongyang with Kim in preparation for a summit as early as next month between the North Korean leader and Trump.

World Trump hints US-North Korea summit's location to be Peace House
Author: 0 Trump hints US-North Korea summit's location to be Peace House

Much of what the summit will focus on has been agreed in advance, but many analysts remain sceptical about the North's apparent enthusiasm for engagement. "I think that some people maybe don't like the look of that", Trump said of the idea of a DMZ summit. Kim has pledged to close the nuclear test site to demonstrate his sincerity about halting nuclear weapons tests.

World Cardinal Pell: Decision due over whether to hold trial
Author: 0 Cardinal Pell: Decision due over whether to hold trial

The magistrate has discharged some charges against Pell. During the hearing, the court heard allegations of sexual offending occurring at a swimming pool, cinema and cathedral spanning from the 1970's to 1990's. The pope has said he would not comment on the case until it was over. Flanked by up to 40 police officers, Cardinal Pell arrived at the court on Tuesday in a white sedan just after 9am.

World House of Lords inflicts Brexit defeat on May's government
Author: 0 House of Lords inflicts Brexit defeat on May's government

Former Tory leader Lord Howard accused those behind the amendment of trying to "thwart the will of the British people to leave the EU". "It is simply not right that Parliament could overturn this". He said: "The truth of the matter is my Lords, a great deal has been spoken about the House of Commons". 'We welcome the government's willingness to make concessions along the way but, as the first three days of Report have illustrated, we won't be shy in giving MPs a further chance to scrutinise ...

World WH Correspondents' Association Responds To Criticism Of Comedian
Author: 0 WH Correspondents' Association Responds To Criticism Of Comedian

Comedian Michelle Wolf has come under heavy criticism for her routine at Saturday's dinner, which included attacks on members of the Trump administration. That's the night he chose to run. Trump's late-night tweet prompted a torrent of responses recalling some of Trump's comments about women centering on their bodies or parts of their bodies.

World U.S. waging 'economic war' on Iran: Supreme Leader
Author: 0 U.S. waging 'economic war' on Iran: Supreme Leader

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that in reaction to the remarks made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against Iran's regional policies in a Saturday joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir in Riyadh.

World DNA in genealogy database leads to arrest of suspected serial killer
Author: 0 DNA in genealogy database leads to arrest of suspected serial killer

Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that in March 2017 investigators in Clackamas County, Oregon, convinced a judge to order the 73-year-old man to provide a DNA sample. Instead, they waited for him to discard items and swabbed them for DNA, which proved a conclusive match to evidence from crimes more than 30 years ago, they said.

World Kelly says report he called Trump an idiot is 'total BS'
Author: 0 Kelly says report he called Trump an idiot is 'total BS'

Despite this, a report by#NBC News on April 30 revealed Kelly's feelings about the president. Kelly stated NBC's report "is one other pathetic try to smear folks near President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes".

World Trump, Nigerian president didn't discuss 's---hole countries' remark
Author: 0 Trump, Nigerian president didn't discuss 's---hole countries' remark

Nigerians have however taken to social media to beg Buhari not to insult them at the meeting with Trump like he did in the UK. "This is an opportunity for the USA - especially under Trump - to turn a new page and convince Africa that they don't harbor serious contempt towards us and that a mutual, strong relationship is the key", Tukur Abdulkadir, a senior lecturer in political science at Kaduna State University told DW.

World Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are serious again
Author: 0 Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are serious again

Two months later, their travels took them sight-seeing in Prague. Their trip to Italy comes just weeks after Katy hinted that she and Orlando - who split past year - were back together as she said she was "spoken for" and "very happy". A source previously said to Entertainment Tonight : 'She was truly devastated. She did a lot of soul-searching and feels she is ready for a relationship.

World Video Shows Minor Girl Molested By 8 Men In India, Sparks Outrage
Author: 0 Video Shows Minor Girl Molested By 8 Men In India, Sparks Outrage

The video, which was captured by a local, shows a minor girl being hounded and molested by a group of youths in broad daylight. With the help of the bike, registration number seen in the viral video cops have detained two of the men for their alleged involvement in the molestation of the minor girl.

World Painter says campaign is about Trump, not Tina Smith
Author: 0 Painter says campaign is about Trump, not Tina Smith

Franken resigned January 2 in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations. He'd be running for the seat now held by Sen. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was tapped to replace him, and she has said she will run in the fall's special election for a full six-year term, the Star Tribune reports .

World Look up! April's Pink Moon rises Sunday night
Author: 0 Look up! April's Pink Moon rises Sunday night

It is also known to be one of the brightest full moons of the year. But the April full moon goes by many other names, including the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars could all be seen starting with Jupiter around 8:30 p.m. and ending with Mars just before 1:30 a.m. Where will the pink moon be visible? In Calgary , you can see the full moon peak at 6:58 PM.

World Trump lauds Israeli claims about Iran
Author: 0 Trump lauds Israeli claims about Iran

As Donald Trump deliberates on whether, in May, he will certify the Iran nuclear deal for the third time during his term in office, Netanyahu expressed confidence that the US President "will do the right thing for the US, for Israel, and for the peace of the world".