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World News Julie Bishop announces she is quitting politics
Author: 0 Julie Bishop announces she is quitting politics

Australia's former foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will retire at the next election, she said on Thursday, joining a wave of lawmakers leaving a government that faces defeat in the poll, due by May. The Liberal vote in two-party terms was 71 per cent. "Her successor will have big shoes to fill and we all know Julie has the best shoes in the parliament".

World News Fire kills dozens in centuries-old Bangladesh district
Author: 0 Fire kills dozens in centuries-old Bangladesh district

A traffic jam at the intersection where the fire broke out contributed to its devastation. "It spread so quickly that people could not escape", he said. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with traffic, as the highly combustible stores of chemicals, body sprays and plastic granules erupted in flames.

World News US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot
Author: 0 US Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot

In court documents revealed Tuesday, prosecutors describe the firearms and controlled substance charges Christopher Paul Hasson is facing as "the proverbial tip of the iceberg ". Court documents say Hasson espoused extremist and white supremacist views and allege that he relied on the manifesto of Anders Breivik , a Norwegian who was convicted in 2011 of two terror attacks that killed 77 people.

World News Grand Canyon tourists exposed to radiation in museum
Author: 0 Grand Canyon tourists exposed to radiation in museum

Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a park research building. Dennis Wagner , the Republic reporter who broke the story, said that Stephenson approached the newspaper to get the word out to the public after his efforts to get the park service to warn the public went nowhere.

Author: 0 After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

District Judge William H. Pauley III approved delaying the start of Cohen's three-year sentence until May 6. A federal judge granted Michael Cohen's request for a 60-day delay in reporting to prison Wednesday. Cohen will testify at 10 a.m. on February 27, the committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), said in a statement. "Despite @RealDonaldTrump attacks against his family, Mr.

World News Tanzania jails Chinese 'Ivory Queen' trafficker for 15 years
Author: 0 Tanzania jails Chinese 'Ivory Queen' trafficker for 15 years

The sentences are yet to be announced, but Fenlan faces up to 30 years in prison. A huge worldwide effort, comprising Interpol, conservationist groups and African governments, has mounted a concerted campaign in recent years to infiltrate and expose the Asian wildlife crime networks.

World News Statue Of Kissing Sailor Vandalized With '#MeToo' After Veteran's Death
Author: 0 Statue Of Kissing Sailor Vandalized With '#MeToo' After Veteran's Death

According to the Sarasota Police Department , the vandal used red spray paint to emblazon the phrase, which refers to the movement against sexual assault and harassment. The photograph later became one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century. According to NPR, the man pictured in the photo, George Mendonsa , also confirmed he did not know Friedman.

World News Pompeo Denies ‘ISIS Bride’ Request to Return to U.S.
Author: 0 Pompeo Denies ‘ISIS Bride’ Request to Return to U.S.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Muthana is not a USA citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. According to Pompeo Muthana does not have a US passport or any legal basis to enter the USA and that she will not be admitted into the United States.

World News Saudi Defends Smartphone App Allowing Men to Monitor Women Relatives
Author: 0 Saudi Defends Smartphone App Allowing Men to Monitor Women Relatives

Among those services is a feature for male guardians to decide whether their dependents can travel overseas and the parameters around their travel plans. "These allegations aim to disable these services", a source of the ministry told the Saudi Press Agency. "The Ministry strongly condemns the systematic campaign aimed at questioning the goal of (Abshar) services", the statement said.

World News Militants, civilians quit IS holdout in east Syria
Author: 0 Militants, civilians quit IS holdout in east Syria

The militant Islamic State group, which in 2014 declared a cross-border "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq , has been expelled from all the land it held except for a patch of Baghouz village. Earlier Tuesday, another SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said his forces were preparing for a final push. Civilians flee the fighting near the Isis hold-out of Baghouz.

World News Trailer before arrival: Rafale jets steal limelight at India Aero India 2019
Author: 0 Trailer before arrival: Rafale jets steal limelight at India Aero India 2019

The global event will see participation of the highest ever aircrafts with the mint fresh Airbus 330Neo one of them. "DD News" is the News Channel of India's Public Service Broadcaster "Prasar Bharati". The 12th edition of the worldwide aerospace and defence exhibition will feature a total of 61 aircraft and 373 exhibitors. Enthralling stunts were performed by Sarang aerobatics teams with daredevil crosses and spins, that has been the mainstay of the Aero India for many editions.

World News Jewish Graves Vandalized in France
Author: 0 Jewish Graves Vandalized in France

Just hours before the rallies, authorities in Alsace announced that almost 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery had been covered with swastikas overnight. Macron will visit the national Holocaust memorial with the heads of the Senate and National Assembly. Political leaders called for the rallies after a video surfaced of an anti-Semite calling philosopher Alain Finkielkraut a " dirty Zionist " and telling him that "France belongs to us".

World News Our trade with the United Kingdom will 'increase substantially', says Donald Trump
Author: 0 Our trade with the United Kingdom will 'increase substantially', says Donald Trump

In July, he first told the Sun newspaper that May's aim to keep close ties with the European Union could jeopardize a future trade deal, before later telling reporters an agreement between the two countries was still on the cards. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called on members of her Conservative party to 'move beyond what divides us, ' three days after she suffered another humiliating defeat on her Brexit plans in parliament.

World News Teen in Lincoln Memorial Protest Sues the Washington Post
Author: 0 Teen in Lincoln Memorial Protest Sues the Washington Post

Nicholas Sandmann , who sued the newspaper through his parents, Ted and Julie Sandmann, became an worldwide figure after video showed him smiling and standing face-to-face with Mr. In a statement, Mr Sandmann's lawyer Lin Wood said additional similar lawsuits would be filed in the weeks ahead. But while the students were initially portrayed as antagonizing the man, other details soon emerged showing he approached the students, and another group called the Black Hebrew Israelites was ...

World News Spanish warship with 'weapons' primed orders ships out of Gibraltar
Author: 0 Spanish warship with 'weapons' primed orders ships out of Gibraltar

British defence minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday Britain would always defend its sovereign interests, responding to a question about an incident involving a Spanish warship and waters near Gibraltar . Royal Navy boats were deployed and confronted the ship, which then sailed along the Gibraltar coast "with its weapons uncovered and manned". "This probably accounts for the state of extremism of some parts of the Spanish political spectrum these days".

World News Putin: We'll target U.S. if Washington deploys missiles in Europe
Author: 0 Putin: We'll target U.S. if Washington deploys missiles in Europe

The 66-year-old said Russian Federation would respond to such deployments by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but the United States itself. In conclusion, Vladimir Putin threatened the United States leadership by saying that Russia's new missiles will be able to reach Washington and NY.

World News Eighth MP quits UK Labour Party, joins Independent Group
Author: 0 Eighth MP quits UK Labour Party, joins Independent Group

While the original group of MPs who left Labour to form the Independent Group on Monday did so citing a number of reasons including Labour's position on Brexit, Ryan was clearly focussed on one key issue in her four-page resignation letter - anti-Semitism within the party.

World News Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates
Author: 0 Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

In a tweet , Trump wrote: " California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars". "California's high-speed rail fantasy quickly became a train to nowhere at taxpayer expense", Schatz said. The president added, "The failed Fast Train project in California, where the cost overruns are becoming world record setting, is hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed wall!" Instead it could withhold money ...

World News Trump directs Pentagon to draft Space Force proposal
Author: 0 Trump directs Pentagon to draft Space Force proposal

U.S. President Donald Trump displaus the " Space Policy Directive 4 " after signing the directive establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington , U.S., on Feb.19, 2019. She later said publicly that she supported the president's plan. "Our priorities are clear", the official said on Tuesday during a conference call with reporters.

World News Donald Trump sought ally to lead Cohen investigation
Author: 0 Donald Trump sought ally to lead Cohen investigation

Gaetz and Mr. Jordan began huddling with like-minded Republicans, sometimes including Representative Mark Meadows, a press-savvy North Carolinian close to Mr. President Trump previous year asked former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker whether Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and a Trump ally, could oversee the investigation into hush payments made to women who alleged affairs with the president, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

World News United States says 'committed' to defeating Daesh; allies skeptical
Author: 0 United States says 'committed' to defeating Daesh; allies skeptical

On a rooftop on the edges of the village, an SDF fighter told AFP that the frequencies used by the jihadists to communicate had gone dead. Most of the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners, the SDF has said, among the thousands drawn by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's promise of a new jihadist utopia straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border and expunging national borders.

World News People Stuck On SeaWorld San Diego Ride, Rescue Underway
Author: 0 People Stuck On SeaWorld San Diego Ride, Rescue Underway

According to SeaWorld's website , the leisurely family-style ride takes guests on a ride above the park and scenic Mission Bay . The San Diego Fire Department said an infant and a partially paralyzed person who recently suffered a stroke were among those in the gondolas.

World News Winter Storm Watch issued late Tuesday into Wednesday
Author: 0 Winter Storm Watch issued late Tuesday into Wednesday

Snow will spread northeast across the region taking over the whole area during the afternoon. This is enough to reduce visibility and coat even treated roadways in a layer of slippery snow and slush. "The transition to plain rain will occur first along the coast, then slowly move inland through the overnight hours", according to the National Weather Service.

World News United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search
Author: 0 United Kingdom and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

Their rental vehicle, a silver Commodore, was later found in the auto park containing other belongings, including travel documents. A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "Our staff are in contact with police in Australia and the United Kingdom following reports of a missing British man at Shelly beach , New South Wales".

World News Several trapped following avalanche in Switzerland
Author: 0 Several trapped following avalanche in Switzerland

Between 10 to 12 people were believed to be trapped under the snow, according to local newspaper The Nouvelliste. A local journalist shared video footage and a photograph showing the aftermath of the avalanche. The Crans-Montana resort has not confirmed any reports about the number of people affected or their conditions. Philippe Magistretti, president of the resort's ski lift company, told the Reuters news agency that the Army was assisting in the search and rescue effort.

World News Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: 'The U.S. can't crush us'
Author: 0 Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: 'The U.S. can't crush us'

And if the North goes dark, there is still the South. America doesn't represent the world. "America only represents a portion of the world", he added. "The Chinese government has already clearly said that it won't install any backdoors", he explained. "And we won't install backdoors either". In 2011 the British government worked with Huawei to establish the Huawei Cybersecurity Evaluation Centre (HCSEC), which checks all Huawei software and hardware for potential security issues before it is ...

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