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World News Malaysia Makes Huge Leap on World Press Freedom Index
Author: 0 Malaysia Makes Huge Leap on World Press Freedom Index

However, the global media freedom watchdog praised the Kosovo press and the public for their "strong reactions" to political developments over the last 12 months. While the state of journalism in Taiwan is "satisfactory", similar to that in most developed nations, its journalists suffer from a "very polarized media environment dominated by sensationalism and the pursuit of profit", making independent journalism "extremely hard", RSF said.

World News Strong 6.1 quake hits Taiwan as buildings shake in Taipei
Author: 0 Strong 6.1 quake hits Taiwan as buildings shake in Taipei

According to various reports , the natural disaster caused scattered light damage in the country's capital and its eastern coast region. The city's subway system suspended service, while schools along the east coast were evacuated , with students holding their backpacks over their heads for protection.

World News Police boss 'disappointed' with officers who danced at climate change protest
Author: 0 Police boss 'disappointed' with officers who danced at climate change protest

Protests to kick the government into action over climate change are into a fifth day, with police struggling to cope after more than 500 people were arrested for various offences. Cathy Eastburn, 51, Mark Ovland, 35, and Luke Watson, 29, were remanded in custody over their alleged involvement in obstructing trains at Canary Wharf station on Wednesday morning.

World News Mueller report: Democrats keep pressure on Trump over Russian Federation
Author: 0 Mueller report: Democrats keep pressure on Trump over Russian Federation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is photographed on Thursday. With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats would have little chance of removing Trump through impeachment. Mueller's 22-month investigation found there was insufficient evidence to establish Trump or his associates engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation to disrupt the 2016 election.

World News Ivanka Trump promotes businesswomen after Ivory Coast cocoa farm visit
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump promotes businesswomen after Ivory Coast cocoa farm visit

The first daughter, who's an adviser to the president, told The Associated Press she told her father she's "happy with the work" she's doing when he raised the "question" of her leading the global financial institution. Ms Trump also visited a textile and handicrafts company, met humankind's original empowered woman-Lucy, and members of the Ethiopian Women's Coffee Association.

World News Sentencing scheduled in shackled kids case
Author: 0 Sentencing scheduled in shackled kids case

The 17-year-old alleged that she and her siblings would be chained up for one or two months and only freed to brush their teeth or use the bathroom, an officer who interviewed the teen testified. The lawman said that the victim told him her sisters had been shackled because they were caught by Louise Turpin snatching candy from the kitchen - - verboten under the house "rules".

World News 720 migrants arrested in New Mexico in 24 hours
Author: 0 720 migrants arrested in New Mexico in 24 hours

Their actions undermine the legitimate efforts of our state's law enforcement officials to keep New Mexico families safe and they erode community trust. Michelle Lujan Grisham said, according to the Times. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says the girl and her father were a part of 39 subjects who illegally crossed the Colorado River near Yuma at County 9th Street.

Author: 0 South Africa church collapses killing 13 worshippers at Easter service

Congregants who had gathered to usher in Easter weekend were struck by tragedy as the church building housing them collapsed, killing 13 of the churchgoers and leaving scores injured . Congregants had been attending a Passover service at a Pentecostal Church when the wall came down on Thursday night. The provincial Cooperative Governance Department's Lennox Mabaso says following last night's tragic church collapse they have dispatched an emergency team to the area.

World News Australian father rescues toddler from dingo’s jaws
Author: 0 Australian father rescues toddler from dingo’s jaws

The boy, reported 14 months old, was treated for two deep cuts to the top of his neck near the back of his head, and for minor cuts to his scalp, Du-Toit said. "He was grabbed around the back of the neck area and dragged away, so if it wasn't for the parents and their quick thinking and fighting off the dingoes, he probably would have had more severe injuries".

World News Mueller Report: Sanders Admitted To Lying To Media
Author: 0 Mueller Report: Sanders Admitted To Lying To Media

Sanders would later repeat those same assertions during a May 11, 2017 press briefing after she was questioned by Michael Shear of The New York Times as to whether she had really spoken to "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation employees.

World News After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells
Author: 0 After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells

As a result of the renewed awareness raised over the plight of the three historically black churches , and the message being shared by high profile figures, the churches exceeded their fundraising target in just three days, with more than 34,000 people donating to the cause.

World News Londonderry terror: HORRIFYING moment woman killed in Northern Ireland - 'Sick to stomach'
Author: 0 Londonderry terror: HORRIFYING moment woman killed in Northern Ireland - 'Sick to stomach'

On Twitter, her friends described her as an "exceptional journalist", their "mentor" and a "huge talent". Faber is due to publish her book, The Lost Boys , in 2020. Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O'Neill condemned the "senseless loss of life" and said it wasn't just a tragedy for the family but an attack on all of the people of the community, the peace process and an attack on the Good Friday agreement.

World News US handbags, ketchup on $20bn EU tariff list over subsidy dispute
Author: 0 US handbags, ketchup on $20bn EU tariff list over subsidy dispute

The E.C. has request affirms it agrees that a WTO appointed arbitrator should determine the exact appropriate level of countermeasures. The final list will take into account results of public consultation and WTO arbitrator's decision. The EU has responded with its own 11-page list of USA imports, including agricultural produce and dried fruit, to planes, tobacco, handbags, suitcases, tractors, helicopters and video game consoles.

World News Trump urges 'rebrand' of 737 MAX, Boeing has other ideas
Author: 0 Trump urges 'rebrand' of 737 MAX, Boeing has other ideas

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 sits outside the hangar during a media tour of the Boeing 737 MAX at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington December 8, 2015. Boeing has been working on a software fix for its anti-stall system following crashes in Ethiopia last month and Indonesia in October that killed almost 350 people, both shortly after takeoff.

World News Three climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff National Park
Author: 0 Three climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff National Park

Officials conducted an aerial survey and stated that the signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment indicated that all three members of the party are presumed to be deceased. Lama, 28, who is the son of a Nepali mountain guide and a nurse from Austria, was only five-years old when Everest mountaineer Peter Habeler discovered his talents, The North Face website reads.

World News Kim Jong Un celebrates testing of 'new tactical guided weapons'
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un celebrates testing of 'new tactical guided weapons'

During a speech at Texas A&M on Monday, Pompeo said Kim promised to denuclearize during his first summit with Trump and that USA officials were working with the North Koreans to "chart a path forward so we can get there". Despite the summit breakdown, North Korea had maintained a freeze in nuclear and ballistic missile testing in place since 2017, and Trump has repeatedly pointed to that as an important outcome from a year of engagement with Pyongyang.

World News Trump's advice to Boeing following fatal crashes: 'REBRAND'
Author: 0 Trump's advice to Boeing following fatal crashes: 'REBRAND'

A total of 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers were killed. But operators of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX are facing a different problem: scarce planes and booming demand. The damaged sensor went on to trigger inaccurate data and resulted in the pilots turning the anti-stall software - known as MCAS - off, but it re-engaged and pushed the jet downwards.

World News Turning windy this afternoon; Rain moves in for Easter
Author: 0 Turning windy this afternoon; Rain moves in for Easter

A slow-moving system from the west will bring inclement weather later today and all the way through Easter Sunday . More than two inches of rain may be in store for the Lehigh Valley over the next few days, soaking the start of Easter weekend and Passover.

World News Rep. Nancy Pelosi Throws Shade at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Author: 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi Throws Shade at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

But Pelosi also stuck up for Omar in her current standoff with Trump. "That is not the view of the Democratic Party". Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Time Magazine "100 Most Influential People" list, calling her the "driving force that brought a Democratic majority back to the House".

World News Egypt Parliament's Committee Approved President's Term Extension
Author: 0 Egypt Parliament's Committee Approved President's Term Extension

The amendments are expected to be put to a public referendum later in April. But they include a special article to extend el-Sissi's current, second term to six years and allow him to run for another six-year term in 2024. Al-Ahram's website said MPs carried Egyptian flags as they gathered for the vote inside the parliament while nationalistic songs played in the background.

World News Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday, says US Justice Department
Author: 0 Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday, says US Justice Department

The attorney general then sent Congress a four-page letter that detailed Mueller's "principal conclusions". The release of the 400-page report will come more than three weeks after Attorney General Bill Barr's controversial summary allowed Trump to declare it "a complete and total exoneration" of him after almost two years of investigation.

World News Cave diver who helped save Thai soccer team rescued from Tennessee cave
Author: 0 Cave diver who helped save Thai soccer team rescued from Tennessee cave

The authorities were notified in the early hours of Wednesday morning and expert divers were flown in from different USA states. By Wednesday evening, Bratchley was brought out of the water, according to the agency. He has extensive experience, including his work as a part of the dive team that successfully saved a Thailand Soccer team from a cave previous year.

World News Fire breaks out at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Author: 0 Fire breaks out at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

According to the Palestine News Agency , as referenced by Gulf News , the Al-Aqsa fire broke out in a guard's room near the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, also known as Solomon's Stables . The cathedral's spire collapsed under the fire, which raged for hours. 'The Presidency confirmed its solidarity and sympathy with our friends in France over this incident, ' it added.

World News Dog saved by workers on oil rig, 135 miles off Thai coast
Author: 0 Dog saved by workers on oil rig, 135 miles off Thai coast

A dog named Boonrod has been picked up by oil rig workers almost 200 kilometres off the Songkhla coast, before being greeted back on dry land. On Sunday, the dog was lifted by crane onto another oil vessel passing through the area in order to bring it to a veterinarian for a checkup.

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