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Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel Video Shows Black Smoke Billowing From Five-Star Knightsbridge Hotel
- June 06, 2018

Police said the hotel was being evacuated and it was not yet known whether there had been any injuries. Photos posted on social media showed huge plumes of grey smoke billowing from the burning building, and witnesses described black ash falling to the ground. (more...)
Abortion rights in Northern Ireland 'a no-brainer', MP says Abortion rights in Northern Ireland 'a no-brainer', MP says
- June 06, 2018

The Government has resisted calls to step in and legislate amid the ongoing power-sharing impasse in Northern Ireland, insisting that any decision on abortion in the region has to be taken by locally elected politicians at Stormont. How can MPs at Westminster change Northern Ireland's abortion law? Stormont is not now sitting as Sinn Fein and the DUP remain at loggerheads and Creasy believes Westminster should use the opportunity to update the Offences Against the Person Act. (more...)
Guatemala volcano eruption toll rises to 69 as more bodies found Guatemala volcano eruption toll rises to 69 as more bodies found
- June 06, 2018

The volcano then continued to spew ash, rocks and gas into the air. And only about a dozen of them have been identified. There is no electricity in the hardest hit areas of Los Lotes and El Rodeo , so most searching continued only until sunset. (more...)
Explosion rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, sending ash 1 mile high Explosion rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, sending ash 1 mile high
- June 06, 2018

County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported high levels of quake activity were near Kilauea's summit late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, including a magnitude-5.5 natural disaster at 4:32 a.m., which produced a plume of lava 1,000 feet above the summit. (more...)
Guatemala says 192 people missing after eruption Guatemala says 192 people missing after eruption
- June 06, 2018

Volcanic ash blankets homes and trees near the Volcan de Fuego , or Volcano of Fire, where rescue workers gather in the El Rodeo hamlet of Escuintla , Guatemala . "The conditions are extremely critical at this moment", Eddy Sanchez, director of Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology, said. (more...)
Beijing may have removed missiles from disputed South China Sea island Beijing may have removed missiles from disputed South China Sea island
- June 06, 2018

The French and British navies are planning to follow in the footsteps of the US Navy with their own wayfinding mission through the disputed South China Sea , specifically, into areas London and Paris argue are illegally claimed by Beijing. (more...)
Najib's wife questioned over ex-1MDB unit, SE Asia News & Top Stories Najib's wife questioned over ex-1MDB unit, SE Asia News & Top Stories
- June 06, 2018

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki told national news agency Bernama that investigators would be recording Rosmah's statement on the matter. Lawyers acting for Najib Razak, Malaysia's besieged ex-premier, said on Tuesday that they had quit, even as he and his family continue to face questions from agents investigating a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal involving a state-owned investment fund. (more...)
Dutch prime minister cleans up (his own) mess Dutch prime minister cleans up (his own) mess
- June 06, 2018

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on his way to a cabinet meeting when he dropped his coffee going through security gates. With a big smile on his face, perhaps aware of the presence of cameras, he cleans up the floor without hesitating as staff cheers him on. (more...)
Curious cockatoo blocks traffic camera Curious cockatoo blocks traffic camera
- June 06, 2018

Authorities don't know what caught its attention, but the bird tries inspecting the camera from every angle. The bird first poked its beak into the top of the lens before pretty much taking over the frame. (more...)
Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain
- June 06, 2018

John McCain's (R-Ariz.) brain cancer diagnosis in an internal meeting last month, no longer works in the administration, the White House confirmed Monday. Meghan McCain, a conservative commentator on ABC's popular morning talk show " The View ", delivered a defence of her father. In May, special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly took exception to McCain's criticism of President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee, Gina Haspel , by dismissing his opinion and saying "he's ... (more...)
Tim Cahill selected in Australia's 23-man squad Tim Cahill selected in Australia's 23-man squad
- June 06, 2018

Jamie Maclaren's World Cup dream will finally be realised after months of torment as he was named in the Australian squad which will face France, Denmark and Peru in Russian Federation later this month. Initially named for two warm-up friendlies against Norway and Colombia in March, Maclaren found himself out in the cold and his dream of representing his country at the World Cup appeared to be over when his name was missing as Van Marwijk unveiled his squad which would head to Turkey to ... (more...)
Volcano rescue disrupted in Guatemala
- June 06, 2018

Emergency workers searched Tuesday for bodies in mountain villages destroyed by the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano , which officials said killed at least 72 people. Rescuers were evacuated from those areas with the new flows Tuesday afternoon. "They say they are going to leave them buried there, and we are not going to know if it's really them", the 39-year-old farmer said. (more...)
US first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit US first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit
- June 06, 2018

Four days later, the first lady entered Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for what her spokeswoman described as a benign kidney procedure. In this February 16 tweet on immigration talks, he noted: "Republicans are still working hard". The reception is not open to the press, the White House added. (more...)
She Enjoyed The Moment, Says Official Amid Outrage Over Duterte's Kiss She Enjoyed The Moment, Says Official Amid Outrage Over Duterte's Kiss
- June 06, 2018

Making the rounds also on social media was a spoof photo of the same kiss, but with the woman replaced by superimposed image of China's President Xi Jinping, in an attempt to poke fun at Duterte's high regard for his Chinese counterpart. President Bill Clinton. "There's payment for this, a kiss". The 73-year-old grandfather had offered a free book in exchange for a kiss during a trip to South Korea. (more...)
Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services
- June 06, 2018

The terror cell also planned an assault on US consulate buildings and a Canadian delegation in Jerusalem. The security agency arrested Muhammad Jamal Rashdeh, born in 1988, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp who holds an Israeli ID card and was previously imprisoned for terrorist offenses. (more...)
USA ambassador Richard Grenell should 'reconsider role' after Europe comments: German lawmaker USA ambassador Richard Grenell should 'reconsider role' after Europe comments: German lawmaker
- June 06, 2018

Some are even calling for him to be expelled over the matter. President Donald Trump's newly-appointed us ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell , has angered officials there by signaling that he aims to act as a spokesperson for right-wing policies promoted by Trump and other European leaders-prompting some to call for his expulsion from Germany less than a month into his new role. (more...)
Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 69 as villagers mourn Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 69 as villagers mourn
- June 06, 2018

The explosions billowed ash more than 5,000m (16,000ft) above sea level, with Guatemala's seismology and volcanology institute warning that there is a moderate flow of unsafe material down the volcano - with the possibility of a strong flow in some areas. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn vows to give Elgin Marbles back to Greece
- June 06, 2018

Corbyn concurs, saying, "As with anything stolen or taken from occupied or colonial possession - including artefacts looted from other countries in the past - we should be engaged in constructive talks with the Greek government about returning the sculptures". (more...)
Hawaii volcano: Lava from Kilauea eruption destroys hundreds of homes Hawaii volcano: Lava from Kilauea eruption destroys hundreds of homes
- June 06, 2018

Another three-dozen homes were confirmed destroyed this past weekend when a large lava stream creeping 6 miles (9.7 km) across the landscape reached the far eastern edge of the Big Island, pouring into the ocean at a place called Kapoho Bay. (more...)
U.K. remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary U.K. remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary
- June 06, 2018

New tributes were laid on the bridge on Sunday as mourners revisited the scene of the attack, which killed eight people and injured dozens more. The Dean of Southwark Cathedral Andrew Nunn read the names of those killed in the attack as he welcomed their families, friends, and others who were injured, along with dignitaries, to the service. (more...)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit
- June 06, 2018

But unlike a year ago, she will not be accompanying President Trump to the G7 summit, even though there's a lot less traveling involved, the Hill reports. "Rest assured, I'm here at the @ WhiteHouse w my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American People ". Reporters turned to look at the spot he indicated, but there was no sign of the first lady . (more...)
Trump must sit for deposition in Zervos defamation case: judge Trump must sit for deposition in Zervos defamation case: judge
- June 06, 2018

His lawyers have appealed the case to the New York Court of Appeals, and are still awaiting a response. Trump is facing legal pressure from other women as well. "We will do our best to abide by those dates and deadlines", Kasowitz said, adding that "there are significant attendant duties that the president must perform", so he may need to ask for adjournments. (more...)
DOJ to appeal court’s ruling that Trump can’t block people on Twitter DOJ to appeal court’s ruling that Trump can’t block people on Twitter
- June 06, 2018

President Trump will appeal a federal judge's ruling that his Twitter account is a public forum that he can not block users from accessing, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Monday. The lawsuit involved seven Trump critics that his account blocked. Besides Trump, the case also names Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, press secretary Sarah Sanders and Trump's social media director, Daniel Scavino. (more...)
Sunny Sunday sets up wet-looking week for R.I Sunny Sunday sets up wet-looking week for R.I
- June 06, 2018

Monday could be rainy with possible thunderstorms, with high temperatures expected to reach only the mid 50s. Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 miles per hour. That is: calm, pleasant conditions supplanted by a cold front and chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. (more...)
Pennsylvania eighth graders issued bulletproof backpack plates as graduation gift Pennsylvania eighth graders issued bulletproof backpack plates as graduation gift
- June 06, 2018

The shields are created to slip into students' backpacks so they can then use their packs to protect themselves in the event of an active shooter. The decision to hand 25 of the sheets to the school and another 15 to the eighth graders comes in the wake of recent school shootings in the USA, including at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in February, and at Santa Fe High School in Texas , where 10 people were killed in May. (more...)

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