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World News Brazil gang boss dresses up as daughter in prison escape bid
Author: 0 Brazil gang boss dresses up as daughter in prison escape bid

Officials at the Rio de Janeiro prison said da Silva's nervousness gave him away. Police are also investigating his teenage daughter's possible complicity in the failed escape from Gericino prison. A drug dealer in Brazil was caught trying to escape from the jail where he was locked up by disguising himself as his 19-year-old daughter. Brazilian drug trafficker Clauvino da Silva wearing a mask, wig, glasses and feminine clothing.

World News NZ unveils plans to remove abortion restrictions
Author: 0 NZ unveils plans to remove abortion restrictions

Most Southern MPs are generally supportive of abortion law reform. "It's time for this to change", Little said . Under a new framework proposed this week, there'll be no mental and physical health test for women in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy - and need only one doctor's assessment after then.

World News Disturbing Surveillance Footage From Dayton Shooting
Author: 0 Disturbing Surveillance Footage From Dayton Shooting

The 24-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton , Ohio had a troubled past, including compiling a "hit list" of people he wanted to kill and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault in high school, authorities and former classmates say.

World News Sudan factions will sign constitutional declaration on Aug 17
Author: 0 Sudan factions will sign constitutional declaration on Aug 17

Sudan's army rulers and protest leaders on Sunday inked a hard-won constitutional declaration, paving the way for a promised transition to civilian rule. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE, the main backers of the ruling military council, also welcomed the deal. The legislative body is to assemble within three months.

World News One dead, four hurt after quake hits off Indonesia coast
Author: 0 One dead, four hurt after quake hits off Indonesia coast

Another person fell to his death while trying to flee his house when the jolt happened, he said, while a fifth victim died from a panic attack. Indonesia's disaster agency pegged the quake at magnitude 7.4 and warned it could spark a tsunami as high as three metres (10 feet).

World News Iran: Second Oil Tanker Seized in Gulf is Iraqi
Author: 0 Iran: Second Oil Tanker Seized in Gulf is Iraqi

The authorities were trying to gather information about the ship seized by Iran, the statement added. State TV and other local media also ran footage of the ship, but did not show any flag or identifying marker for the vessel. "Imposing sanctions on the foreign minister after he turned down Trump's offer of a meeting showed that the train to "maximum pressure" has come to a halt at the "Disappointment Station", leaving those on board with the sole option to change the rail and move towards ...

World News Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout
Author: 0 Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

State-owned electricity company PLN's spokesman Made Suprateka said in a statement that the blackout was caused by problems with a gas turbine at a major power plant and by a disruption at another facility on Java. The MRT had to get passengers off four trains on lines. "The train stopped all of a sudden, we had to wait for a long time", Ella Wasila, a metro passenger said.

World News 2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued
Author: 0 2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, no tsunami warning issued

Map courtesy U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties, according to authorities. People reported feeling the quake in the capital, Tokyo , approximately 155 miles away. Fukushima Daichi, the infamous nuclear power plant crippled by the 2011 quake and tsunami is located some 25km south of Minamisoma. The agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

World News Sudan Military Council, Opposition Agree Constitutional Declaration
Author: 0 Sudan Military Council, Opposition Agree Constitutional Declaration

WHY IT MATTERS: Afryer the ouster of the long-serving, Omar Al Bashir , Sudan has been beset by protests reclaiming the departure of the military-led rule and unconditionally hand over the power to the civilian class. "We're victorious!" some chanted while others sang the national anthem, Reuters reported. "We have been waiting for a civilian state to seek fair retribution from the murderers of our sons", one protester Somaiya Sadeq told AFP news agency.

Author: 0 Heathrow Airport strike suspended but flights still cancelled

The areas most likely to be affected include security screening, which are operated by HAL and do not come under the purview of SriLankan. Unite regional officer Wayne King said: "Heathrow faces a compensation bill in the region of £4.6 million from airlines if the planned strikes go ahead".

World News Facebook wants the world to know it owns Instagram and WhatsApp
Author: 0 Facebook wants the world to know it owns Instagram and WhatsApp

The group said that the settlement would extinguish the existing 26,000 consumer complaints against the social media company now pending at the FTC since 2011. In India, WhatsApp has 400 million users, Facebook- 300 million users and Instagram- 70 million users. The Information reports that Facebook employees recently received a memo about the changes, which highlight the way the company wants to promote its acquisitions.

World News In less than a minute, Ohio gunman kills nine people, including sister
Author: 0 In less than a minute, Ohio gunman kills nine people, including sister

A police spokesperson said on Twitter: "At 1:22am active shooter situation began in OR district". Connor Betts , 24, was armed with a.223-caliber rifle with magazines capable of holding at least 100 rounds of ammunition and squeezed off dozens of shots before he was gunned down no more than 30 seconds after his rampage began, Police Chief Richard Biehl said.

World News China, Vietnam in SCS spat, India refuses to meddle
Author: 0 China, Vietnam in SCS spat, India refuses to meddle

On Hong Kong, which Trump has said is primarily a matter for China, Pompeo demurred when asked if the USA would intervene in the event that China sends in troops to quell pro-democracy protests. "It's time for that to stop", he said. "Our interests simply naturally converge with yours to our mutual benefit", Pompeo said in a speech at an annual meeting with his ASEAN counterparts.

World News Hong Kong protesters and police face off in familiar cycle
Author: 0 Hong Kong protesters and police face off in familiar cycle

The Chinese-controlled city has been rocked by months of protests that began against an extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial and have since evolved into calls for greater democracy . Hong Kong police recently began slapping protesters with colonial-era rioting charges in a bid to deter large numbers of protesters. "Any large-scale strikes and acts of violence will affect the livelihood and economic activities of Hong Kong citizens", ...

World News 11 die as 3 motor boats sink
Author: 0 11 die as 3 motor boats sink

The capsized vessels are Chi-chi , with four crew members and 43 passengers aboard, Kezziah, with four crew members, and Jenny Vince , which was carrying 34 passengers and four crew members, Efe news reported. Six of the dead were yet to be identified, the rest being Filipinos. The transfer of retrieved bodies to Iloilo City is now being facilitated in coordination with the Department of Health.

World News Teenager arrested after child falls 'from height' at Tate Modern gallery
Author: 0 Teenager arrested after child falls 'from height' at Tate Modern gallery

A teenager has been arrested after a child was thrown from the Tate Modern open-air viewing gallery on Bankside. According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, the gallery counted almost 5.9 million visits past year. A child fell from height and is being taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance. She said she heard a loud bang as she was walking away, and saw several people restraining a young man whom she said she previously noticed acting suspiciously.

World News Greenland Experiencing Near-Record Melting of Surface Ice
Author: 0 Greenland Experiencing Near-Record Melting of Surface Ice

This July alone, Greenland's ice sheet lost 197 billion tons of ice - the equivalent of around 80 million Olympic swimming pools - according to [Ruth] Mottram [of the Danish Meteorological Institute]. Guterres the record temperatures followed the hottest June ever and were especially significant "because the previous hottest month, July 2016, occurred during one of the strongest El Nino's ever".

World News Senate Passes Budget Bill
Author: 0 Senate Passes Budget Bill

Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham declared he's a yes vote for what amounts to a "big win for the military". Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker were also absent. The Senate on Thursday approved a two-year budget deal that set new spending levels and boosted the nation's borrowing authority. "If we increase defense spending, that dynamic is not going to change".

World News French inventor crosses English Channel on hoverboard
Author: 0 French inventor crosses English Channel on hoverboard

Mr Zapata, 40, took off from Sangatte, near Calais, at 06:17 GMT on Sunday and landed in St Margaret's Bay in Dover . "I'm feeling good. I'm feeling happy, I'm feeling lucky". Speaking ahead of his journey on Sunday, Zapata said he was concerned his team had not had enough time to fix the machine after it was damaged in the first attempt.

World News Central Coast congressman tilts House Democrats toward Trump impeachment
Author: 0 Central Coast congressman tilts House Democrats toward Trump impeachment

In May, 71 percent of Democrats supported beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump, compared with just 67 percent in the poll conducted days after former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony . 'Following the guidance of the Constitution - which I have sworn to uphold - is the only way to achieve justice'. Despite the mounting impeachment calls, there are no outward signs of a revolt among Democratic lawmakers over Pelosi's attitude, perhaps in part because she has said that ...

World News 9 killed, 16 injured in shooting in US Ohio state; gunman dead
Author: 0 9 killed, 16 injured in shooting in US Ohio state; gunman dead

The tweets from Dayton police early Sunday did not include further details, but described the Oregon District shooting as "a large scene and investigation". The massacre became the eighth deadliest mass shooting in United States history and is also reportedly the 21st mass killing in the USA in 2019, making the OH shooting the 22nd.

World News TSB launches investigation into Irvine train derailment
Author: 0 TSB launches investigation into Irvine train derailment

A train is seen off the tracks east of Irvine, Alta., on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The evacuation was ordered for all residents within a seven-kilometre radius of Irvine. "When I got closer it was roughly a dozen train cars that were piled up, half of them were piled up on each other and the other half were lying side-ways in the ditch and there was a auto that was on fire at the time and a huge grass fire", Stevenson said.

World News Hong Kong on the march again
Author: 0 Hong Kong on the march again

Officials had warned civil servants ahead of the rally they could be disciplined if they showed partiality or criticized special officials and polices. "Those who don't support Hong Kong independence will have no choice but to become Chinese". Two weeks ago, the office was pelted with eggs and paint in a move that infuriated Beijing and sparked the rapidly escalating warnings from the mainland.

World News Officer Uses Stun Gun on 65-Year-Old Guthrie Woman
Author: 0 Officer Uses Stun Gun on 65-Year-Old Guthrie Woman

She then drives away, and the officer gets into his vehicle and gives chase for several minutes. After a brief auto chase, the woman ended up pulling over in a parking lot, but again refused to step out of the vehicle. Cashion Police did not respond to a request for comment, citing department policy not to comment on cases in which criminal charges are pending. "You're full of sh-", the woman cursed.

World News Former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor deported from India
Author: 0 Former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor deported from India

External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that he was denied entry to India "since he was not entering through a designated entry point and did not possess valid travel documents". As per Toby Cadman of Guernica37, his global legal representatives, Adeeb had not been either detained or arrested but was "questioned on his request".

World News Russia: Over 800 protesters demanding free elections detained in Moscow
Author: 0 Russia: Over 800 protesters demanding free elections detained in Moscow

The OVD-Info group, which monitors arrests, said at least 89 people had been detained. Some 828 people have been detained during the protests today and 89 were arrested in the space of just one hour. Before the protests, prominent opposition leaders, including some seeking to be candidates on the city election ballot, were sentenced for a week to a month in jail , charged with calling for participation in an unsanctioned rally.

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