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World News Window washers' wild ride as platform swings out of control
Author: 0 Window washers' wild ride as platform swings out of control

The basket was high in the air, swinging, when firefighters rushed to the scene at Devon Tower around 8 a.m. local time. They were pulled to safety around 8.30am. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. The Oklahoma City Fire Department said on Twitter that the two were stranded outside the 50-floor Devon Tower.

World News Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing
Author: 0 Alaska floatplanes collided at 3,300 feet before crashing

In a statement to ABC News , Princess Cruise Lines said: "We are incredibly distressed by the situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with those onboard the planes and their families. "At this time, we are in the midst of an active crisis response, and our focus is on assisting these passengers, the pilot, our staff, their families and loved ones and first responders", Taquan said in a statement.

World News New Zealand PM Calls On Companies To Prevent Streaming Of Terror Attacks
Author: 0 New Zealand PM Calls On Companies To Prevent Streaming Of Terror Attacks

A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on March 15 while live streaming the attacks on Facebook . "New technology to prevent the easy spread of terrorist content will be a major contributor to making social media safer for users, and stopping the unintentional viewing of extremist content like so many people in New Zealand did after the attack, including myself, when it auto played in Facebook feeds".

World News Massive natural disaster rocks Papua New Guinea
Author: 0 Massive natural disaster rocks Papua New Guinea

The 7.7 quake struck the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea . "However... based on all available data... there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii". The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management told 1 NEWS the quake was assessed by GNS Science as having no tsunami threat to New Zealand.

World News Months before shooting, parent warned Colorado school could be next 'Columbine'
Author: 0 Months before shooting, parent warned Colorado school could be next 'Columbine'

The shooting stunned this Denver suburb, which lies not far from Littleton, where the shooting at Columbine High in 1999 horrified the nation and led to dramatic increases in security measures at schools. It credited the guard, deputies and students with thwarting the attack. The district official's letter, seen by Reuters, said the parent told Douglas County School Board of Education Director Wendy Vogel by telephone that "many students are suicidal and violent in school".

World News Iran jails its national for United Kingdom spying
Author: 0 Iran jails its national for United Kingdom spying

That is a vague charge often used by Iran's intelligence services against activists, journalists, and other Iranians arrested for political reasons. "Iran's security apparatus has apparently made the despicable decision to use these individuals as bargaining chips to resolve diplomatic disputes", she added.

World News Moonquakes are causing the moon to shrink over time
Author: 0 Moonquakes are causing the moon to shrink over time

Its solid iron core is surrounded by a viscous outer core, followed by a mostly-solid mantle, and a hard crust. The thrust faults that appear on the moon's surface resemble stair-shaped cliffs or scarps and are typically tens of yards high and a few miles long.

World News Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack
Author: 0 Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack

In at least six other towns police and the army used tear-gas to disperse rioters. The attacks committed on this weekend of 11 May follow deadly attacks carried out on Easter Sunday of 21 April 2019, against churches and hotels in various parts of the country in which more than 200 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

World News Police officer shoots, kills Texas woman during arrest
Author: 0 Police officer shoots, kills Texas woman during arrest

Police will not confirm if Turner was pregnant until an autopsy is completed. Dorris earlier said an officer on patrol saw the 45-year-old Turner, whom the officer had encountered before. Lieutenant Dorris said: "It's a tragic event for everybody involved". The officer eventually gets the woman on the ground. The officer, an 11-year veteran of the Baytown Police Department, has been placed on paid administrative leave, which Dorris said is "standard protocol" for such an incident.

World News It's time to restore US-Russia ties, Putin tells Pompeo
Author: 0 It's time to restore US-Russia ties, Putin tells Pompeo

Pompeo agreed that there are matters of mutual interest between the United States and Russian Federation, where both countries can work together productively. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo conveyed President Donald Trump's interest in restoring better ties. He also was critical of USA sanctions punishing countries doing business with Iran.

World News Passenger jet in Myanmar lands on rear wheels after landing gear fails
Author: 0 Passenger jet in Myanmar lands on rear wheels after landing gear fails

Flight UB103 touched down at Mandalay International Airport at 9:09 a.m. local time with all 82 passengers and seven crew members able to safely evacuate the plane after it scraped its nose down the runway and came to a flawless stop. "There were no casualties". Last week a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane overran the runway landing at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, injuring 17.

Author: 0 US Treasury Chief to Plan for Trade Meeting in China Soon

Trump tweeted , "My respect and friendship with President Xi (Jinping ) is unlimited but, as I have told him many times before, this must be a great deal for the United States or it just doesn't make any sense". If China stops buying American farm products because of tariffs, Trump said, farmers will be compensated. That was before Trump raised the rate on $200 billion in Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent.

World News Jimmy Carter breaks hip in fall,
Author: 0 Jimmy Carter breaks hip in fall, "recovering comfortably" from surgery

His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. He is hopeful the state will allow him to roll over the unused limit to next season. In August 2015, Carter announced that doctors had found melanoma in his brain and liver. Carter is the oldest living former president. Carter's legacy since leaving office has long overshadowed his rocky White House tenure, where he lost after one term amid a hostage crisis.

World News UAE Says 3 Western Countries Part of Probe into Attack on Ships
Author: 0 UAE Says 3 Western Countries Part of Probe into Attack on Ships

A UAE government official said the Saudi oil tankers Al-Marzoqah and Amjad were attacked off the emirate of Fujairah along with the Norwegian tanker Andrea Victory and an Emirati ship, the A Michel. The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month. Emirati officials had requested a team of US military investigators aid them in their probe.

World News AG Barr asks CT U.S. attorney to review Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 AG Barr asks CT U.S. attorney to review Russian Federation probe

A source also told Fox News that Barr is working "collaboratively" on the investigation with FBI Director Chris Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and that Durham is also working directly with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is now reviewing allegations of misconduct in issuance of FISA warrants, and the role of FBI informants during the early stages of the investigation.

World News House Intel Committee Reportedly Investigating Whether Trump Lawyers Shaped Cohen’s False Testimony
Author: 0 House Intel Committee Reportedly Investigating Whether Trump Lawyers Shaped Cohen’s False Testimony

Committee chair Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator from North Carolina, created tension with Trump's allies after issuing a subpoena for the president's son's testimony, reported The New York Times . The president's eldest son could also come for the questioning, but refuse to answer, pleading the Fifth Amendment's constitutional right against self-incrimination, Graham said the day before.

Author: 0 Clapper: We Shouldn't Lose Sight of Why Russian Probe Started

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel last week that he wasn't aware of any improper spying, a comment Trump said he found "ridiculous". Since the early days of his presidency, Trump, along with several of his Republican allies in Congress, has raised suspicions of a "deep state" conspiracy to undermine his electoral victory, and made open calls for the prosecution of intelligence officials involved in the early stages of the Russian Federation investigation.

World News Baytown officer fatally shot woman at apartment complex
Author: 0 Baytown officer fatally shot woman at apartment complex

Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news. "It's a tragic event for everyone involved ". "Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased". The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

World News Moon shrinking causes quakes
Author: 0 Moon shrinking causes quakes

By looking at the size and location of the tremors, the algorithm estimates the epicenter of the moonquakes. "It's really remarkable to see how data from almost 50 years ago and from the [orbiter] mission has been combined to advance our understanding of the Moon while suggesting where future missions intent on studying the Moon's interior processes should go", said John Keller in a statement , study author and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space ...

World News One officer and three protesters killed, many wounded in Khartoum
Author: 0 One officer and three protesters killed, many wounded in Khartoum

Crowds have dwindled during the day due to the scorching heat, but protesters still gather in the thousands after breaking the fast in the evening for the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. The issue has kept protesters camped outside army headquarters around the clock ever since Bashir's overthrow. It has called for another march on Tuesday, and protest leaders have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience.

World News Brexit Delay Plunges Britain Into EU's May 23 Elections
Author: 0 Brexit Delay Plunges Britain Into EU's May 23 Elections

Education Minister Damian Hinds said the European elections were in effect a second referendum and would be hard for the Conservatives. But the prime minister's official spokesman said the government believed it was "imperative" that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - the legislation required to leave the European Union - was brought to Parliament in time for it pass all its stages by the summer recess.

Author: 0 Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

It's only fair to assume that undiscovered species and evolution taking its course will unearth new deep-sea life forms in dives like Five Deeps' . "This submarine and its mother ship. His record breaks those set by U.S. Navy lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard who touched down on the seafloor at the depth of 10,912 meters in their submersible in the 1960 and movie director James Cameron who reached the same limit in 2012.

World News Hotel Guests Found Dead, Impaled by Crossbow Bolts
Author: 0 Hotel Guests Found Dead, Impaled by Crossbow Bolts

They were met with a weird and horrifying scene - a 54-year-old man and two women, aged 30 and 33, dead with crossbow bolts through their mid-sections and two crossbows lying on the floor. The investigators are trying to learn more about the connection between the three victims, examining evidence found in the room and a vehicle parked at the resort with stickers and plaques indicating that it could have belonged to an archer or hunter.

World News Protests erupt in Kashmir Valley against alleged rape of 3-year-old
Author: 0 Protests erupt in Kashmir Valley against alleged rape of 3-year-old

Choudhary said the school principal had been detained for questioning to ascertain the circumstances under which he had issued the certificate. The protesters were demanding death for the accused who has already been arrested. Schools and business establishments in the area remained shut as protestors demanded the strongest penalty for the accused. At places, the protests turned violent with many people injured, some of them critically.

World News Thousands march in London for a ‘free Palestine’
Author: 0 Thousands march in London for a ‘free Palestine’

The procession started in Portland Place and protesters marched through Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square to reach Downing Street where the government offices are located. Pat Gaffney, from Pax Christi, told ICN: "The large turn out at the Rally for Palestine indicates the on-going call to work for peace in the region".

World News WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware
Author: 0 WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware

Some WhatsApp users may have had their phones infected with sophisticated spyware through a missed in-app call alone, the company says. WhatsApp said it was too early to know how many users had been affected by the vulnerability, although it added that suspected attacks were highly-targeted.

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