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World Why is India so tolerant of Venezuelan and Iranian tyranny?
Author: 0 Why is India so tolerant of Venezuelan and Iranian tyranny?

According to the state-run news agency, the Islamic Republic is holding high-stakes meetings with key USA allies to help avoid the recently re-imposed American sanctions; saying Iran is "improving relations with other countries" to bypass the new economic restrictions.

World Explosion at Indian Restaurant in Canada Injures 15, 2 Men Wanted
Author: 0 Explosion at Indian Restaurant in Canada Injures 15, 2 Men Wanted

Matt Bertram said, according to NBC News . "There was lots of blood on the floor". She said there were two separate parties going on inside the restaurant at the time and children under the age of 10 were there but were not injured. The incident is nevertheless likely to provoke jitters in the nation's biggest metropolitan area - it comes just one month after a man in a rented van plowed into pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, killing 10 people.

World USGS: Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over an Erupting Volcano
Author: 0 USGS: Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over an Erupting Volcano

Lava crossed a key highway in the mostly rural district of the Big Island where Kilauea volcano was erupting , local authorities in Hawaii said Tuesday. The lava is flowing from about two dozen fissures, the first of which opened more than three weeks ago. The molten rock forced the closure of Highway 132, a major artery for people who live here that also leads to the main access road for the area's geothermal power plant.

World Netanyahu: There is no place for Iran in Syria
Author: 0 Netanyahu: There is no place for Iran in Syria

The area has been held under a ceasefire, but has recently been tense following a series of recent Israeli strikes on Syrian and Iranian forces. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Lavrov said the withdrawal of non-Syrian forces from the "de-escalation area" should be done on a "mutual basis" as part of a "two-way street".

World Top Russian Official Pledges Support for Family of Slain Journalist, Arkady Babchenko
Author: 0 Top Russian Official Pledges Support for Family of Slain Journalist, Arkady Babchenko

Ukrainian authorities released a drawing of the man they suspect is Mr Babchenko's assassin, about 40-45 years old, with a grey beard and wearing a cap. "We demand that the Ukrainian authorities make every effort to promptly investigate". Babchenko, a Putin critic, lived in the Ukrainian capital after receiving threats at home for saying he did not mourn the victims of a Russian military plane crash .

World Slain Student's Parents Sue Santa Fe Gunman's Parents
Author: 0 Slain Student's Parents Sue Santa Fe Gunman's Parents

Students and parents from Santa Fe High School , where a gunman killed eight students and two teachers last Friday, will be joined by several people from Sutherland Springs, where 26 churchgoers were killed in a mass shooting in November, Abbott's office said in a statement.

World Mattis says United States to continue operations in South China Sea
Author: 0 Mattis says United States to continue operations in South China Sea

Two U.S. Navy warships - the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam - conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea Saturday, sailing within twelve nautical miles of several Chinese-controlled islands in the Paracels, territories the Chinese military forcefully seized from Vietnam in the 1970s.

World Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption
Author: 0 Man Found Crushed by Rock After Vesuvius Eruption

The victim, who was over 30, had his thorax crushed. The Telegraph reports that this man had struggled to escape the doomed city because he had an infection in his leg. The skeleton also displayed one other notable feature: his bones showed he had an infection in his tibia, which means he would have had difficulty moving, and was possibly disabled.

World Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder
Author: 0 Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder

His wife found him covered in blood and called an ambulance, but Babchenko died of his wounds on the way to the hospital, the newspaper reported. "The first and the most probable version is his professional activity", Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko said at a televised press briefing when asked what police suspected lay behind the murder.

World Pres. Trump To Hold Campaign-Style Rally In Nashville, Tennessee
Author: 0 Pres. Trump To Hold Campaign-Style Rally In Nashville, Tennessee

In the speech, Trump talked about recent reports that there were spies working on his 2016 campaign, he praised his cabinet, and he spent several moments defending his widely reported moniker for MS-13 gang members. "If you want your communities to be safe, if you want your schools to be safe, if you want your country to be safe, then you must go out and get the Democrats the hell out of office", Mr.

World Papua New Guinea mulls 'temporary' ban on Facebook
Author: 0 Papua New Guinea mulls 'temporary' ban on Facebook

Basil said preventing access to Facebook in the country could reveal benefits to the population or lead to the conclusion that people are actually better off without it. Last month he commissioned a wide-ranging study of the impact of Facebook on the country and the security of users' personal information. The reason for Facebook being taken offline is one of research and analysis.

World Egypt embarking on effort to quell Gaza escalation, midnight ceasefire reported
Author: 0 Egypt embarking on effort to quell Gaza escalation, midnight ceasefire reported

In a follow up announcement, Israel's Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz, instructed the IEC not to put its employees in danger to fix the damage. This includes Israeli settlement policies in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, as well as the recent round of bloodshed in the Gaza, where Israeli fire killed over 100 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border, Malki added.

World Former teacher send Trump error-filled letter back to the White House
Author: 0 Former teacher send Trump error-filled letter back to the White House

She combed through the letter, adding comments like "OMG this is wrong!" and "Have you tried grammar and style check?" Lindsey Graham's (R) office. "I had written to them in anger, to tell you the truth", she told the New York Times . "It's stylistically appalling", she said. "If it had been written in high school, I'd give it a D", Mason said. Mason, an advocate of "clear, precise writing", directs Trump to the government website plainlanguage.gov, dedicated to encouraging federal ...

World Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage
Author: 0 Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz denied ceasefire claims by Hamas. The targets of the attacks stretched from the northern Gaza Strip , in the Beit Hanoun area, to the south, in the Rafah area. Violence had soared along the Gaza frontier in recent weeks, during which 116 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire at mass demonstrations calling for Palestinians' right to return to ancestral lands now in Israel.

World China slams surprise US trade announcement, says ready to fight
Author: 0 China slams surprise US trade announcement, says ready to fight

Specifics of the new limits will be announced by June 30 and will take effect "shortly thereafter", the White House said. The announcement on Tuesday restated comments by administration officials that both the tariffs and the restrictions remained in place even after the United States and China sketched out a deal this month to reduce China's $375 billion trade surplus with America.

World Malaysia to scrap Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed project
Author: 0 Malaysia to scrap Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed project

Mahathir said Malaysia may have to pay a penalty and will discuss the matter with Singapore, adding that "we will try to manage it at the least cost possible". Singapore's government did not immediately have any comment on Dr Mahathir's reported vow to scrap the project. The newly-elected government is looking to reduce its commitment to major projects in a bid to trim Malaysia's national debt.

World Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land
Author: 0 Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land

One fountain of lava rose more than 200 feet (60 meters) at times on Monday, the Geological Survey said. This May 23 satellite photo provided by DigitalGlobe shows lava coming out of fissures caused by Kilauea volcano , near the Puna Geothermal Venture in Pahoa.

Author: 0 Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

The island's administration commissioned another study to be carried out by George Washington University into the death toll, which will be released soon, Mercader said . While Puerto Ricans and sympathetic politicians fight for the funds to rebuild the island, the region is bracing for this year's hurricane season amid warnings that territory is not prepared for another intense tropical storm.

World Court filing may show Russian Federation probe nearing close
Author: 0 Court filing may show Russian Federation probe nearing close

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice watchdog, Michael Horowitz, submitted an "extremely long and thorough" draft report on the handling of the Clinton-email probe. Intelligence analysts and experts have rubbished the "spy" claims, saying that if an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant spoke to Trump aides observed interacting with Russians, that was normal policy if a foreign power appeared to be seeking to influence an election.

World State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods
Author: 0 State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods

Hermond went missing after he tried to rescue a woman who was trapped by rapidly rising water in the town. The US President authorized the national guard to address the issue. No other people have been reported missing. Main Street looked more like a river, with fast-moving, brown water rushing down the road. Flooding claimed the old courthouse, Kittleman said, and there are homes on the west end of downtown whose foundations and basements are gone.

World Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders
Author: 0 Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

According to Elaph , Iran may have been willing to negotiate with Israel this weekend as a result of losses Tehran has sustained in recent Israeli attacks in Syria. Jordan also made it clear that military maneuvers ‎involving Iranian-backed forces could trigger a ‎military confrontation between Iran and Israel.

Author: 0 White House to hit China with tech tariffs ahead of trade meeting

If the two sides fail to reach an agreement and the United States moves forward with tariffs, Chinese officials have said they plan to retaliate with tariffs of their own on USA exports such as soybeans. "China urges the United States of meet us halfway with the spirit of our joint statement ", the Commerce Ministry spokesperson said. The White House said it will target the tariffs on cutting-edge technologies, including those that China has said it wants to dominate as part of its "Made in ...

World French family of rescued boy thanks hero Malian 'Spiderman'
Author: 0 French family of rescued boy thanks hero Malian 'Spiderman'

In the video included here, he can clearly be seen, scaling the balconies of the apartment building until he gets to the fourth floor and lifts the child to safety. On reaching the fourth floor, Gassama puts one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child. In an interview with CNN-affiliate BFM TV Monday, French prosecutor Francois Molins said the four-year-old's father had gone out shopping, leaving the child at home alone, and started to ...

World New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property
Author: 0 New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property

Local residents fear the wells may be explosive when they react to the horrifying heat of magma. The Hawaii News Now website reported the residents living near the 38 MW PGV received alert via text message from Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency about 6:15 am Sunday, saying lava flew into PGV property overnight.

World Trump ramps up pressure to get North Korea summit on track
Author: 0 Trump ramps up pressure to get North Korea summit on track

By the weekend, Mr. Trump was singing a different tune, tweeting , "I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day". Mr Kim and Mr Trump's initial decision to meet followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over the program. Sen. Marco Rubio , Florida Republican, said he's skeptical that Mr.

World One person missing after flash flooding hits Ellicott City, Maryland
Author: 0 One person missing after flash flooding hits Ellicott City, Maryland

This story will be updated . Mike Muccilli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, said Sunday it was too early to make comparisons between the two floods. "They say this is a once every 1,000-year flood and we've had two of them in two years", Hogan said. "If you don't have to be outside, you shouldn't be", Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in a statement obtained by The Sun.

World Lava Covers Potentially Explosive Well At Hawaii Geothermal Plant
Author: 0 Lava Covers Potentially Explosive Well At Hawaii Geothermal Plant

About 2000 people were ordered to evacuate from the rural communities where the lava fissures opened. "Trade winds are expected to diminish Sunday evening, which could expand the area impacted by vog", it said in a statement. Lava breached the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant overnight, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said but the well and a second well 100 feet away are "stable and secure".

Author: 0 Videos show devastating flash flood in Baltimore suburb

A video filmed outside the city shows cars abandoned on the streets being devoured by water. "It's significantly higher than it was before", she told the Baltimore Sun . Some people reported hearing a blaring alarm during the flooding. Others said they gathered in the second story of a building to anxiously watch the seething waters.

World United States disinvites China from joint military exercise
Author: 0 United States disinvites China from joint military exercise

The Philippines, which has largely backed off from the sea dispute under China-friendly President Rodrigo Duterte, said it was taking "appropriate diplomatic action". China's exclusion comes a month before Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is due to make his first official visit to China. It included some 25,000 troops, 45 ships, five submarines and more than 200 aircraft, according to Navy information published at the time.

World Beijing military chiefs: U.S. warships 'seriously infringed' on China
Author: 0 Beijing military chiefs: U.S. warships 'seriously infringed' on China

The Antietam, a guided-missile cruiser, and the Higgins, a destroyer, came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, an archipelago in waters contested by China's neighbors, according to the New York Times . "China will continue to take all necessary measures to defend the country's sovereignty and security", it added, without elaborating. China now asserts its right to the islands.

Author: 0 Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is A Stunt Meant To Discredit Mueller Probe

In a separate television appearance, Giuliani said Trump was "adamant" about wanting to agree to an interview, saying, "If he wasn't thinking about it and it wasn't an active possibility, we would be finished with that by now and we would have moved on to getting the investigation over with another way".

World Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote
Author: 0 Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

This morning, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told massgoers that many observers will see the results of the referendum as an indication that the Irish Church is widely regarded with indifference and as having a marginal role in the formation of culture here.

World Eyes on Italy's president after he vetoes populists' choice
Author: 0 Eyes on Italy's president after he vetoes populists' choice

Mattarella's move is being widely interpreted as a rejection not only of the government but of the national will as expressed in democratic elections, and massive demonstrations are expected Monday. After inconclusive March 4 elections , they proposed a political novice, law professor Giuseppe Conte , as their choice to lead the next government.

World Woman slips note asking for help to get away from her boyfriend
Author: 0 Woman slips note asking for help to get away from her boyfriend

Sheriff's spokeswoman Laura Williams identified the man as Jeremy Floyd , 39. When the woman went to the bathroom, she was able to slip a note to a staff member and the vet proceeded to call the police. "Please don't let him know!" Floyd, 39, agreed - though he insisted on going with her, loaded gun in hand, officials said. Volusia sheriffs responded to the couple's home, where the domestic violence incidents occurred.

World Russian soldiers killed in attack in Syria
Author: 0 Russian soldiers killed in attack in Syria

Two of them, who were serving as "military advisors" to the Syrian army, were killed on the spot, while two more died shortly afterwards while being treated at a Russian military hospital, the statement said. On Tuesday, 26 regime forces were killed in a surprise IS attack in desert areas of the neighboring province of Homs, according to the Observatory.

World Ryan Says Republicans Are Getting What They Need on FBI Informant
Author: 0 Ryan Says Republicans Are Getting What They Need on FBI Informant

The officials held two briefings to allow lawmakers to review classified information after President Donald Trump asserted, without providing evidence, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation " implanted " a spy for "political purposes" into his presidential campaign to help Hillary Clinton .

World Flash flood sweeps cars down street in Maryland
Author: 0 Flash flood sweeps cars down street in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to severe flooding in Ellicott City and areas across the state. One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS. There is also a flash flood warning for Grant and Mineral/Hardy and Hampshire Counties in West Virginia.

World Italian president to meet PM over disputed government lineup
Author: 0 Italian president to meet PM over disputed government lineup

According to Zampetti, the premier-designate handed over his mandate to President Sergio Mattarella saying he was unable to fulfill it and form a government. "First the impeachment of Mattarella. then to the polls", Di Maio said on current affairs programme "Che Tempo Che Fa". Savona, who served as industry minister in a government in the 1990s, has questioned whether Italy at some point should ditch the euro as its official currency.

Author: 0 Dramatic video as flash flood strikes Ellicott City in Maryland

Flooding on Main Street in Ellicott City swelled to the point that it nearly reached the top of a stop sign, The Baltimore Sun reports. Rescue teams are responding to the area. There was no immediate report of any injuries. He said: "We're just asking people to not come to Ellicott City ". Mr. Miller said Sunday's rain started around 2:45 p.m.

World Trump confirms USA officials in North Korea
Author: 0 Trump confirms USA officials in North Korea

He announced on Thursday that he was withdrawing from the scheduled June summit in Singapore, nixed after comments by a North Korean official that had threatened nuclear war. Moon Jae-in with Kim Jong Un on Saturday. The new preliminary talks are set to continue through Tuesday, and are being led by Sung Kim, a former USA ambassador to South Korea who has held nuclear program negotiations with North Korea in the past.

World China denies benefitting from cancellation of US-North Korea talks
Author: 0 China denies benefitting from cancellation of US-North Korea talks

It allowed Moon to push for a US-North Korean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war past year. Moon has insisted Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees.

World Utah Main Jailed in Venezuela Will Return to US
Author: 0 Utah Main Jailed in Venezuela Will Return to US

It was "amazing that you were able to take it", Trump said of the 26-year-old. "You were a tough one, I have to tell you". Mr. Holt, a 26-year-old Utah man was imprisoned by the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro for almost two years after traveling to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online .

World ‘Trans-black’ activist Rachel Dolezal facing 15yrs in prison for fraud
Author: 0 ‘Trans-black’ activist Rachel Dolezal facing 15yrs in prison for fraud

Court documents claim that she received $8,747 in food assistance, as well as $100 in childcare assistance between August 2015 and November 2017. If convicted, Dolezal faces a maximum of fifteen years in prison. Aside from a one-time payment of $20,000, however, Dolezal hadn't reported a "change of circumstance" to the department. She also was dismissed from a police ombudsman commission and lost a university teaching post.

World Gaza boats will attempt to break Israel Navy siege on Tuesday
Author: 0 Gaza boats will attempt to break Israel Navy siege on Tuesday

At least 119 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip since mass protests and clashes broke out on March 30, according to figures from the Gazan health ministry. No Israelis have been killed in the clashes. The incidents were part of an escalation in the area and weekly protests against the crippling 12-year blockade, the inauguration of the new USA embassy in Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation.