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Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building Glasgow School of Art fire: Firefighters battle blaze at historic Mackintosh Building
- June 16, 2018

More than 60 firefighters were battling the blaze early Saturday, and images posted on social media showed flames and smoke billowing from the roof of the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building. John McInnes, 22, said: "I can't believe that this has happened again to such an iconic building". The Mack has been undergoing restoration since the last devastating fire in 2014. (more...)
Trump Wants to Be Treated Like North Korea Chief Kim Jong Trump Wants to Be Treated Like North Korea Chief Kim Jong
- June 16, 2018

They agreed to implement a 2004 agreement, in which the two sides' militaries vowed to work to prevent unexpected clash in the West Sea, a joint statement said. Trump also touched on the issue of the remains of USA soldiers missing during the Korean War. Earlier this week, Trump traveled to Singapore to meet with Kim and, following the first summit between a sitting USA president and North Korean leader, downplayed concerns over how Kim treats his people. (more...)
Lawsuit: Harvard Ranks Asian-American Applicants as Less Likable Lawsuit: Harvard Ranks Asian-American Applicants as Less Likable
- June 16, 2018

Putting the alleged disparity in perspective, SFFA claims that an Asian-American male applicant to Harvard with a 25 percent chance of admission would actually have a much better chance if he were of another race: 35 percent chance if he was Caucasion, 75 percent if he were Hispanic, and 95 percent chance if he were African-American. (more...)
Trump says possible he will meet Putin this summer Trump says possible he will meet Putin this summer
- June 16, 2018

Trump's comments about Russian Federation on Friday are likely to further alienate him and the country he leads from some of America's closest allies in the Group of Seven, further fracturing the bloc, which has already been strained by his threats to impose massive tariffs on imports. (more...)
New Tory Brexit bust-up puts May under threat again
- June 16, 2018

Theresa May was forced into a major compromise yesterday when she had to agree to give parliament a greater role in Brexit negotiations to avert a defeat at the hands of rebels from her own party who want to keep close European Union ties after Britain leaves. (more...)
Wagga Wagga CSU students slammed for 'offensive' costumes - Hack - triple j Wagga Wagga CSU students slammed for 'offensive' costumes - Hack - triple j
- June 16, 2018

A group on social media was created to invite people to the two-day event. One photo posted to Instagram and since deleted was captioned "very very politically incorrect ". The student who posted the photo had his date of birth, address, driver's licence number, workplace, rugby club and university posted on Twitter . (more...)
At Least 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border: DHS At Least 2,000 Children Separated From Parents at Border: DHS
- June 16, 2018

In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero tolerance" policy for migrants detained while crossing the border between ports of entry. He also refuted the claim that agents were surreptitiously misleading children and parents in order to separate them, as well as one report which detailed a mother being separated from her child during breastfeeding. (more...)
Turnbull condemns Nazi flag on army vehicle in Afghanistan Turnbull condemns Nazi flag on army vehicle in Afghanistan
- June 16, 2018

The Australian defence ministry confirmed the authenticity of the photo, which has been met with outrage in the country and beyond. "But the incident, it was wrong ... The statement added that it "rejects as abhorrent everything that this flag represents". Ray Griggs, said the flag was destroyed when the patrol returned to base and appropriate action had been taken in response. (more...)
Haiti shuts down Oxfam GB over prostitution scandal Haiti shuts down Oxfam GB over prostitution scandal
- June 16, 2018

Oxfam said it understood the decision. In February, the Haitian government suspended Oxfam's operation permit for two months, while a commission from the ministries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, and Planning and International Cooperation carried out an investigation into accusations against the British NGO to punish those responsible. (more...)
Aust man guilty of rape in Philippines Aust man guilty of rape in Philippines
- June 16, 2018

The man, originally from Victoria, is facing life in jail. "This is a big victory for us. This sends a very strong signal to traffickers that this government is serious in pursuing and prosecuting these cases", Merlynn Uy, officer-in-charge of the regional prosecutor's office, told AFP. (more...)
WH: Trump 'Misunderstood' Question on GOP Immigration Bills WH: Trump 'Misunderstood' Question on GOP Immigration Bills
- June 16, 2018

After toiling away for weeks on a hard-fought compromise bill that tackled border security and even delivered Trump his campaign promise of a border wall, Republican aides and members involved in the discussions were taken aback by the President's impromptu interview with Fox News on the White House lawn where Trump insinuated he wouldn't support a bill that had been negotiated with his administration's involvement. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend celebrate Trump's birthday with $288K donation to ACLU Chrissy Teigen, John Legend celebrate Trump's birthday with $288K donation to ACLU
- June 16, 2018

President Donald Trump's birthday. Chrissy Teigen just wished Donald Trump a "Happy birthday" in the most Chrissy Teigen way. The supermodel and businesswoman added that with Thursday being Trump's 72nd birthday, she and the rest of her family each donated $72,000 to "Make Trump's Birthday Great Again". (more...)
NY attorney general sues President Trump and family NY attorney general sues President Trump and family
- June 16, 2018

Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation and to ban Trump, his sons Donald Jr . and Eric , and his daughter Ivanka from holding leadership roles in NY charities. The lawsuit adds to Trump's legal problems, including an investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation. (more...)
Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK
- June 16, 2018

Although the legislation had been endorsed by the government, as it was a bill introduced by a backbench lawmaker, a single objection like Chope's was enough to block it. "We knew this was a risk - but I now stand with powerful, passionate women and men behind me". She said: "I want to hug every woman who has got in touch with me to say it's happened to them, to say that now - hopefully - we can get access to justice for all victims because the politicians listened". (more...)
Mark Leno concedes San Francisco mayor's race Mark Leno concedes San Francisco mayor's race
- June 16, 2018

San Francisco has an unusual ranked choice voting system that allows voters to pick their top three candidates for mayor. Leno enjoyed a brief lead, but was eventually overtaken by Breed as more ballots were counted. And he thanked voters for exceeding low turnout expectations. The Associated Press reported that Leno said Breed "is going to do a very fine job". Kim has served on the city's Board of Supervisors since 2011, representing numerous neighborhoods bearing the brunt of the ... (more...)
Australian soldiers flew Nazi swastika in Afghanistan
- June 16, 2018

The image, taken in Afghanistan in 2007, shows an Australian Army jeep flying a large red and white banner with a black swastika at its centre, a flag synonymous with the Third Reich and Nazi atrocities. "It was reported in 2007, and the flag obviously was removed and the personnel involved were disciplined". Turnbull wasn't the prime minister at the time of the incident. (more...)
Delhi air quality remains severe; strong winds expected to clear stagnant air Delhi air quality remains severe; strong winds expected to clear stagnant air
- June 16, 2018

According to Real Time Ambient Air quality Data of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), at Najafgarh PM 10 value was 3,321 µgm-3. An air quality index of 0-50 is considered "Good", 51-100 is "Satisfactory", 101-200 is "Moderate", 201-300 is "Poor", 301-400 is "Very Poor", and 401-500 "Severe". (more...)
India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti Aayog report India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti Aayog report
- June 16, 2018

Almost 163 million of India's population of 1.3 billion lack access to clean water close to home, the most of any country, according to a 2018 report by Britain-based charity WaterAid. Gujarat , Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana - which have suffered from drought in the recent years - marked good performance on the water index. (more...)
Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who wanted to 'stop' his presidency Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who wanted to 'stop' his presidency
- June 16, 2018

James Comey was a wildcat FBI director who acted outside the chain of command when the bureau was involved in politically sensitive investigations. "We did not find evidence that Comey ever seriously considered requesting a special counsel", the inspector general report reads. Still, investigators said they did not find " documentary or testimonial evidence " that the bias affected the probe. (more...)
Australian dies in Portugal 'selfie' fall Australian dies in Portugal 'selfie' fall
- June 16, 2018

They told the Journal de Noticias they at first thought the couple was sleeping on the beach, but realised they were dead after they approached. They think the couple were taking a selfie at the time of the fall because they found a smartphone at the scene. (more...)
Data Propria, run by Cambridge Analytica alumni, working on Trump 2020 campaign Data Propria, run by Cambridge Analytica alumni, working on Trump 2020 campaign
- June 16, 2018

But don't tell anyone, because apparently it was supposed to be a secret. But in a conversation, which took place in public and was overheard by the AP, Oczkowski said that he and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale were "doing the president's work for 2020". (more...)
Government rejects 13 Senate changes to pot bill Government rejects 13 Senate changes to pot bill
- June 16, 2018

Listen to Sen. Brown's comments following the vote . "I thought this was a good occasion to show what co-operative federalism is all about and the government has made a decision to use what I would call a uniform federalism approach", said Independent Sen. (more...)
White Jogger Throws Homeless Black Man’s Possessions Into Lake White Jogger Throws Homeless Black Man’s Possessions Into Lake
- June 16, 2018

Only possibility is he "may" get a fine for littering . Sintay's actions reignited debates about racial profiling and gentrification in Oakland , a liberal California city with a rich black history that is now suffering through an extreme housing and homelessness crisis . (more...)
South Korea, US to announce whether to suspend joint drills South Korea, US to announce whether to suspend joint drills
- June 16, 2018

North Korea runs a particularly brutal regime with unparalleled restrictions on citizenry and its vast gulag system. "I can only speak to the fact that we signed an incredible agreement, it's great and it's going to be great for them too because now North Korea can develop and North Korea can become a great country economically", he said. (more...)
US Forces in Afghanistan Launch Strike Against top Islamic Militants US Forces in Afghanistan Launch Strike Against top Islamic Militants
- June 16, 2018

Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesman Mohammad Radmanish confirmed to CNN that Fazlullah, who is believed to be in his forties, was killed in the strike on Wednesday. USA officials said Fazlullah directed numerous high-profile attacks against U.S. and Pakistani targets since he was appointed the group's leader in 2013, such as the December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 151 people, including more than 130 children. (more...)

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