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World News Myanmar court convicts, jails journalists over Rohingya violence investigation
Author: 0 Myanmar court convicts, jails journalists over Rohingya violence investigation

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had pleaded not guilty to violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The reporters were arrested on December 12 after being invited to meet with police officials at a restaurant in Yangon, where they were handed rolled-up papers allegedly linked to the security force operations in Rakhine State.

World News Saudi denies hitting school bus after admitting 'mistakes'
Author: 0 Saudi denies hitting school bus after admitting 'mistakes'

The alliance, backed by the United States, is battling with Houthi rebels aligned with Iran. The Saudis' statement-which insists the coalition carried out last month's strike because it believed the school bus was full of Houthi rebels-comes amid growing global outrage over what one human rights advocate called their " reckless disregard for human life " in Yemen.

World News 2 women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’ in Malaysia
Author: 0 2 women caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’ in Malaysia

Two women were publicly caned by a Malaysian Shariah court on Monday for allegedly having sex, a punishment that drew worldwide rebuke as both cruel and indicative of growing concerns about LGBT discrimination in the country. She said Malaysian laws were inconsistent because civil laws prohibit corporal punishment against female prisoners. Their conviction came amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Malaysia after activists ...

World News White House withholds 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's records
Author: 0 White House withholds 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's records

Bush administration in the early 2000s. Despite Democrats' complaints that Republicans have failed to request Kavanaugh's documents from his time as White House staff secretary during the Bush years, the nominee's first hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee is set for Tuesday.

World News Alaska woman Stephany LaFountain arrested for killing her children
Author: 0 Alaska woman Stephany LaFountain arrested for killing her children

At a news conference Thursday, Fairbanks Police Chief Eric Jewkes called the cases an "unimaginable tragedy" but did not discuss a possible motive. After a Fairbanks woman's toddler died previous year, police reopened an investigation into the death of another of her children and charged her with murder in both cases.

World News Canada Trade Talks In Jeopardy After Leaked ‘Off The Record’ Trump Comments
Author: 0 Canada Trade Talks In Jeopardy After Leaked ‘Off The Record’ Trump Comments

Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc broke up Friday and will resume next week with the two longtime allies divided over such issues as Canada's dairy market and US efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. Talks between the White House and Canadian leaders broke down Friday after the Toronto Star published damaging off-the-record comments Trump made the previous day in a Bloomberg interview.

Author: 0 Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'

The Iranian foreign minister was due to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister Imad Khamis, and his counterpart Walid al-Muallem. "It left two pro-regime fighters dead and wounded another 11, some of them in critical condition", said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman.

World News Kremlin confirms preparations for Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit
Author: 0 Kremlin confirms preparations for Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit

Both nations have shunned the USA dollar for trade in an act of retaliation three weeks ago, but remarks made by newly elected Mr Erdogan have implied he remains infuriated by the sanctions. We will not give up. When Mr Trump declared the trade war with the nation, the lira plummeted to risky levels and shed a quarter of its value. The bilateral relations are deteriorating in recent months over the detention of a USA pastor in Turkey, who is charged with terrorism and espionage.

World News Police issue homicide warrants for suspect involved in Amber Alert case
Author: 0 Police issue homicide warrants for suspect involved in Amber Alert case

Police are searching for the shooter who is on the loose. Still, police consider him armed and unsafe, the Arizona Republic reported . The alert said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the boys, but Sgt. Victor Nunez-Coronado, 8, is 4 feet, 60 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. That truck was found Saturday afternoon, unoccupied, at a Phoenix home.

Author: 0 No deal yet in US, Canada NAFTA talks

Trump notified Congress on Friday of his intent to sign a revamped deal in 90 days, amid negotiations that blew past the deadline imposed by the president. He asked Bloomberg not to make the remark public, since it is " going to be so insulting that they're not going to be able to make a deal ". "If the Canadian market is opened up, I would anticipate a very long transition period, so whatever benefits might accrue would be quite far down the line", she said, pointing to slow uptake by ...

World News Gordon Brown says anti-Semitism is a 'stain' on Labour
Author: 0 Gordon Brown says anti-Semitism is a 'stain' on Labour

Lord Sacks, a former Chief Rabbi, also compared Mr Corbyn to Enoch Powell and said some Jewish people were considering leaving the United Kingdom in case he became Prime Minister. The crossbench peer called on Mr Corbyn to "recant and repent" over remarks regarding Zionism. "Jews have been in Britain since 1656, I know of no other occasion in these 362 years when Jews.

World News 'Kill me': Bobi Wine cries as police manhandle him at airport
Author: 0 'Kill me': Bobi Wine cries as police manhandle him at airport

He was first arrested by the military on August 15 after rioting broke out between rival parties ahead of a local parliamentary election. Both legislators were brutally arrested earlier on August 13 and 14 in Arua by presidential guards on allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni's convoy.

World News Two Reuters reporters convicted in landmark secrets case
Author: 0 Two Reuters reporters convicted in landmark secrets case

The two reporters have been reporting on brutal crackdown and alleged ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine state of Myanmar against the Rohingya by the Myanmar Army. Rights groups decried the verdict as a sign of enduring repression in a country meant to be edging towards a more open and democratic future after nearly a half-century of army rule.

World News Shooting Reported at Del Mar Racetrack Before Ice Cube Show
Author: 0 Shooting Reported at Del Mar Racetrack Before Ice Cube Show

However, a video posted on Twitter appeared to show a man holding a handgun, with two deputies nearby. There was also reportedly a concert being held at the Del Mar fairgrounds tonight, but its unclear if the shooting occurred there. A male officer could be heard shouting "drop it" repeatedly before the shots rang out and the suspect dropped to the ground. The newspaper says police scanner traffic indicated that one suspect was being transported to the hospital and that no other ...

World News 20 million historical artifacts destroyed in Brazil National Museum fire
Author: 0 20 million historical artifacts destroyed in Brazil National Museum fire

The museum also housed the skeleton of a dinosaur found in the Minas Gerais region along with the largest meteorite discovered in Brazil, which was named "Bendego" and weighed 5.3 tons. He said the museum, a former palace that was once the official residence of the Portuguese royal family, had never had necessary support. Brazil's Portuguese museum burned down in 2015 as well as a historical building within the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro which, built in 1841.

World News Police probe terrorism as motive for Amsterdam stabbings
Author: 0 Police probe terrorism as motive for Amsterdam stabbings

But amid a number of scares and reports that people linked to some of those attacks may have crossed briefly into the country, top Dutch security and intelligence officials have stressed that the threat level is substantial. Further details of the two Americans injured were not immediately known, although one was reported to be a young man. Friday is a particularly busy time for the station, with numerous tourists arriving for weekend trips.

World News Rights Group: Strike On Bus In Yemen Is 'Apparent War Crime'
Author: 0 Rights Group: Strike On Bus In Yemen Is 'Apparent War Crime'

It also was an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia's regional foe Iran, which the coalition has accused of arming the Houthis. The report came days after United Nations human rights experts said all sides in the fighting may have been responsible for committing war crimes in the 3½-year conflict.

World News Woman smashes windows, runs over bus driver in DC road rage incident
Author: 0 Woman smashes windows, runs over bus driver in DC road rage incident

The bus driver then stands in front of her vehicle and makes a call, which police said was to authorities. "You're a insane driver, you need to get off the road", said the bus driver. The bus was headed to Washington, DC from Pittsburgh. All passengers got to their final destination after the delay, WUSA9 reported. The incident was captured on a mobile phone by a bus passenger.

World News Trump Jokes That Sanders Had 'Nervous Breakdown' Over His McCain Comments
Author: 0 Trump Jokes That Sanders Had 'Nervous Breakdown' Over His McCain Comments

Although he wasn't mentioned by name, some of the speakers made sure to subtly reference the feud between the late senator and the president . Sajjan said McCain always made time to speak to him and other Canadian officials at security conferences around the world and that McCain had built a "great relationship with Canada".

World News Trump to headline ‘major rally’ for one-time rival Ted Cruz
Author: 0 Trump to headline ‘major rally’ for one-time rival Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz was a frequent target of Donald Trump's Twitter ire when the two competed for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. He is another all talk, no action pol!' In another post, Trump wonders how Cruz can be an "Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest".

Author: 0 Australian Instagram influencer Sinead McNamara found dead on billionaire’s yacht in Greece

They ordered the boat to remain in dock at Argostoli , on the Ionian island of Kefalonia , until their investigation was complete and told crew members not... I'll always treasure growing up with you. The 20-year-old was active on social media and loved adventure, travel and camping. Sinead's last post was from four days ago, posting a photo from Komitata, Kefalonia in Greece , where she was "jet skiing around the most attractive turquoise water in the med".

World News Labor boss Trumka says any new NAFTA deal must include Canada
Author: 0 Labor boss Trumka says any new NAFTA deal must include Canada

United States and Canadian negotiators worked throughout the week on adding Canada to Friday's notice, but the negotiations failed to produce an agreement ahead of Mr Trump's own Friday deadline. It's unclear whether Trump could withdraw from NAFTA without support from Congress, though he has repeatedly threatened to do so. A spokesperson said Trudeau also spoke with Jerry Dias, the president of the Unifor union which represents autoworkers, and Hassan Yussuff, the president of the ...

World News Pak Defies US Claim Of $300 Million Funding Cut
Author: 0 Pak Defies US Claim Of $300 Million Funding Cut

Faulkner said the Pentagon aimed to spend the $300 million on "other urgent priorities" if approved by Congress. The announcement came days before U.S. But US officials accuse Islamabad of ignoring or even collaborating with groups, which attack Afghanistan from safe havens along the border between the two countries.

World News Gabriela: Rape joke endangers women
Author: 0 Gabriela: Rape joke endangers women

Philippines: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte who has a dubious reputation for making crass remarks especially regarding women, went ahead and made an offensive comment justifying rapes. but she was so handsome, the mayor should have been first", he said. During a trip to India earlier this year, he joked about using virgins as a lure to tourists, and during a visit to South Korea, he kissed a Filipina on the lips in front of hundreds of well-wishers.

World News As Buhari arrives Beijing, Nigeria and China signs $328m ICT deal
Author: 0 As Buhari arrives Beijing, Nigeria and China signs $328m ICT deal

The forum, which is in its third edition, is a platform established by China and friendly African countries for collective consultation and dialogue. The loans, said Sisulu, were channeled towards education and training, health, infrastructure development, tourism and skills exchanges across the African continent.

World News United States cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups
Author: 0 United States cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

The Defense Department has sought to cut aid by $300 million "due to a lack of Pakistani decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy", Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner said in an email to French Press Agency ( AFP ). In January, the Pentagon suspended almost $1 billion in aid to Pakistan for what Defense Secretary James Mattis and other top officials said at the time was Islamabad's failure to take on the Haqqani terrorist network.

World News Trump's Sketchy Inaugural Committee Received an Illegal Foreign Donation: Court Documents
Author: 0 Trump's Sketchy Inaugural Committee Received an Illegal Foreign Donation: Court Documents

But court documents released later in the day revealed that the Samuel Patten's guilty plea brings the case directly to the president's doorstep. The plea agreement , which includes cooperating with Mueller's office, raises the prospect Patten will be called to testify against Paul Manafort , the former Trump campaign chief who faces a second trial in Washington next month, or Kilimnik, who was indicted for witness tampering in the same case.

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