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World News Theresa May furious over new Oxfam revelations
Author: 0 Theresa May furious over new Oxfam revelations

Goldring is ludicrously asking the rhetorical question: 'Did we murder babies in their cots?' Full marks to Penny Mordaunt, the relatively new International Development Secretary, for taking such a tough line over public cash for Oxfam, whose reputation is now rightly in tatters following the use of prostitutes by some of their staff - while they were supposed to be engaged in urgent relief work for quake victims in Haiti .

World News Russian FM: Washington must stop 'playing with fire' in Syria
Author: 0 Russian FM: Washington must stop 'playing with fire' in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a warning to Washington on Monday morning in light of an armed clash between Russian mercenaries and rebels, which received air support from the USA, earlier this month near Deir ez-Zor. Was it local direction? The Russian government is reviewing a bill that would make private military companies legal, in order to clarify the now murky status of mercenaries engaged in conflicts overseas.

World News At UN, Abbas calls on world leaders to recognize Palestinian state
Author: 0 At UN, Abbas calls on world leaders to recognize Palestinian state

Haley was accompanied to today's council meeting by Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in law and adviser on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. He repeated the Palestinian demand that East Jerusalem become the capital of a future state, while totting up the 705 General Assembly resolutions and 86 Security Council resolutions that have been passed in his state's favour.

World News Netanyahu calls Polish PM's claim of Jewish Holocaust perpetrators 'outrageous'
Author: 0 Netanyahu calls Polish PM's claim of Jewish Holocaust perpetrators 'outrageous'

The prime minister said Israel will not allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria and added that Israel will act against any Iranian attempt to build bases in Syria. In his letter sent last week to Polish organizations worldwide, Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski appealed to their members to "document and react" to signs of anti-Polish sentiment and "statements and opinions that hurt (Poland's good name)" and to report them to Polish diplomatic missions.

World News Patrick Brown kicks off bid to reclaim PC leadership
Author: 0 Patrick Brown kicks off bid to reclaim PC leadership

Brown was forced out of the PC party's top spot after sexual misconduct allegations against him surfaced last month. "Our membership has gone from 12,000, and whether it's 145,000 or 180,000 or 200,000, it's still the largest we have ever been".

World News Dallas councilman chafes at upcoming NRA annual meeting worth $42 million
Author: 0 Dallas councilman chafes at upcoming NRA annual meeting worth $42 million

Caraway, who last month was the subject of a piece in the Dallas Morning News examining his financial ties to a Louisiana businessman who recently plead guilty to bribery charges, has been a fixture in city politics for over a decade, holding spots on the council and as mayor for four months following the resignation of Mayor Tom Leppert.

World News Newborn survival rates in United States only slightly better than in Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Newborn survival rates in United States only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

According to the report, most of these poor countries are in Africa, where babies still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday. In high-income countries, that rate is three deaths per 1,000. More than 80 per cent of newborn deaths are preventable, according to Unicef , with most dying due to premature birth, complications during labour, or infections such as pneumonia.

World News Ireland withdraws Lane's nomination for European Central Bank vice president
Author: 0 Ireland withdraws Lane's nomination for European Central Bank vice president

Minister Donohoe said he had bee: "very pleased to nominate the governor of our Central Bank , Professor Philip Lane , earlier this month for the position". He said the final decision by EU Leaders is expected be taken at a summit in March, after consulting the ECB and the European Parliament . Spain has also been absent from the European Central Bank board for nearly six years.

World News Infiltration bid foiled; intruder killed, four jawans injured
Author: 0 Infiltration bid foiled; intruder killed, four jawans injured

Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian troops have opened fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing an 8-year-old boy. He said the Indian army had launched search and sanitisation operations in the area. This was followed by heavy shelling from both sides that left three civilians injured. Sub divisional police officer Uri Javid Ahmad confirmed that the ceasefire violations along the LoC.

World News 17 killed in rubbish dump collapse in Mozambique
Author: 0 17 killed in rubbish dump collapse in Mozambique

The almost 50-foot high Hulene dump is the only garbage dump for Maputo's 3.5 million people. We fear more might be unaccounted for. The 15-meter-high (about 45-foot-high) dump gave way in the early hours of Monday, burying residents as they slept.

World News John Oliver Takes Down Barnaby Joyce For His 'Incredible Family Values'
Author: 0 John Oliver Takes Down Barnaby Joyce For His 'Incredible Family Values'

However, the WA Nationals are a separate organisation to the rest of the National Party and have, at times, defied the larger party. Mr Joyce is on his first day of a week of personal leave, which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull suggested he take after Mr Joyce's affair with an ex-staffer was revealed in the national media.

World News Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US
Author: 0 Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US

They are laughing their a--s off in Moscow. President Donald Trump picked up a Saturday night tweetstorm where he left off on Sunday, sending 15 tweets in 18 hours railing against Democrats and the Federal Bureau of Investigation . President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to slam the way the "Fake News Media" has covered the indictment Friday of 13 Russians accused of disrupting the 2016 presidential election and blast reporters for failing to focus on the fact that the group ...

World News Huanying! CPEC passes through Pakistani restaurants
Author: 0 Huanying! CPEC passes through Pakistani restaurants

The Pakistani senate has passed a motion declaring Mandarin as one of the official languages of the country, in a bid to enhance communication in projects like the big-bang China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Pakistan's "all-weather friend" China has been very supportive of Islamabad through its crisis with Washington. "The resolution however said Pakistan should introduce 'official Chinese" for those who want or need to learn the language.

World News Korean man dies in media village at Olympics
Author: 0 Korean man dies in media village at Olympics

Now only South Korea can decide if hockey truly takes root and the nation becomes a regular on the worldwide stage — the women, sure, but also the South Korean men's team, which also made a somewhat quieter Olympic debut. "We just tried to stay away". While the odds were stacked against both teams to make it out of Group C with the likes of Finland and Sweden around, it's still embarrassing to have nothing to show to your fans through two games in which both teams were dominated by the ...

World News ISIS Kills 27 Pro-Iraqi Gov't Fighters in Ambush
Author: 0 ISIS Kills 27 Pro-Iraqi Gov't Fighters in Ambush

The Iraqi military says they have dispatched troops into the area to try to find the ISIS fighters, while the Badr Brigade, one of the biggest PMF forces, has promised revenge against ISIS as well. Head of the PMF Falih al-Fayyad told local media on Monday that Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had ordered that an investigation be immediately launched to probe the attack.

World News Slovenia ice hockey player fails doping test
Author: 0 Slovenia ice hockey player fails doping test

However, he claimed he took the drug - which opens up the airways to the lungs - under doctor's orders. Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.

World News Has your Google Pixel 2/XL experienced any issues after the February update?
Author: 0 Has your Google Pixel 2/XL experienced any issues after the February update?

On top of that, it is also offering a cashback of Rs 8,000 for transactions via Citibank cards - effectively bringing down the price of the smartphone to an alluring 41,999 rupees. As mentioned earlier, the Citibank cashback offer is applicable on Flipkart and some select offline stores, the list of which can be found here. The display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

World News Britain promises no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit
Author: 0 Britain promises no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit

In his speech in Vienna the Brexit secretary will acknowledge that any future system of mutual recognition of regulations will require mutual trust in the institutions that enforce them. Tom Kibasi, the director of the IPPR, said: "Our research shows there is no appetite for deregulation post-Brexit". Responding, Labour MP and supporter of the pro-EU group Open Britain Chuka Umunna branded Mr Davis' trailed speech utterly lacking in any content or vision.

World News Fog Advisory This Morning, Warm Temps Rest of Week
Author: 0 Fog Advisory This Morning, Warm Temps Rest of Week

More fog will develop tonight too, as temperatures stay mild, in the lower to mid 50s. Dense fog will remain likely across the region through the morning commute with visibility close to zero in some areas through mid morning. This will be a chilly, raw rain by Thursday with temperatures dropping from the 40s into the 30s by midday. A cold front is forecast to cross the area Wednesday night, putting an end to the warm spell.

World News Warm front to break 75-year record in Delmarva region
Author: 0 Warm front to break 75-year record in Delmarva region

According to weather data service Intellicast, Boston's record high on February 21 ocurred in 1906, when temperatures were measured at 63 degrees. Temperatures have averaged significantly above average over the past two weeks, and the warmest air is on the way this week.

World News Heavy rain, mild weather causing trouble on Toronto roads, waterways
Author: 0 Heavy rain, mild weather causing trouble on Toronto roads, waterways

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex, calling for heavy rainfall beginning Monday afternoon. Grab your umbrella. Temperatures more typical of April are also expected on Tuesday, reaching a high of 5 degrees. On Tuesday temperatures are expected to soar to 15 degrees.

World News Israel signs $15 bn deal to export gas to Egypt
Author: 0 Israel signs $15 bn deal to export gas to Egypt

Israel has signed a multi-billion-dollar deal with Egypt to supply natural gas to the northeast African country over a span of ten years. Delek Drilling and its partner, Texas-based Noble Energy, intend to begin negotiations with EMG for the use of the pipeline to Egypt , Delek said in a statement.

World News 'It's guns like this that takes away lives'
Author: 0 'It's guns like this that takes away lives'

A gun owner in NY is going viral after a six-minute Facebook video shows him destroying his AR-15. Scott Pappalardo of upstate Middletown posted a Facebook video Saturday, explaining his reasoning for wanting to destroy his gun - the same type used by Nikolas Cruz to kill 14 students and three staffers in Parkland Fla., last week.

World News Florida shooting 'the type of case the death penalty was designed for'
Author: 0 Florida shooting 'the type of case the death penalty was designed for'

The FBI determined "protocols were not followed" when a tip was phoned into the FBI's public access line, but was never forwarded to the FBI's Miami field office and received no further investigation. The FBI released the details in a statement conceding their employees did not follow protocol to follow up on this tip. This admission from the FBI comes as it was already under fire for yet another tip the bureau had received about Cruz.

World News Authorities: Student shoots self at OH middle school
Author: 0 Authorities: Student shoots self at OH middle school

Parents are waiting to pick up their kids after a 7th grader shot himself in the school's restroom. School officials said all extracurricular activities are cancelled for today and students are being released early. In a message released Tuesday morning, the Jackson Local Schools district stated the incident happened at Jackson Memorial Middle School. Parents in the area were already on edge this week following the horrific mass shooting at a Florida school.

World News Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days
Author: 0 Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

Maldives' Parliament is expected to meet on Tuesday in the turbulent island nation, where Yameen wants to extend by a month sweeping emergency powers that have provoked censure from the global community. Last Monday, former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed were arrested by the security forces after Yameen declared a state of emergency in the country.