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Britain condemns 'anti-Israel bias' at UN Human Rights Council
- June 19, 2018

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview the decision. During the first six years the United States was a member, resolutions critical of Israel dropped to one-fifth. US membership also led to a sharp decrease in the number of special sessions that focused exclusively on Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. It was not immediately clear if the USA would remain a non-voting observer on the council. (more...)
Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say
- June 19, 2018

A disaster recovery center, located inside a high school gym, and two shelters are open to the public. The lava fountains from fissure eight reach heights of up to 200 feet and flows keep running from the volcano to the ocean. The National Weather Service reported heavy vog, or volcanic smog, blanketing the inner and southern parts of the island. These temblors had magnitudes of approximately 5.3, but because they are not conventional earthquakes caused by shifting tectonic plates, they are ... (more...)
Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption
- June 19, 2018

Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Guatemala's south-central region was also shaken on Sunday night by a 5.8-magnitude natural disaster with its epicenter at Iztapa, on the Pacific coast near neighboring El Salvador, the civil protection agency said. (more...)
Gunshot victim covered with sheet starts breathing again Gunshot victim covered with sheet starts breathing again
- June 19, 2018

Just after 10:45 a.m., a 24-year-old man was approached by two people in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. He said paramedics thought the teenager was dead, and covered him with a sheet before moving on to another shooting victim. (more...)
Child scales 'un-climbable' pool ladder in video Child scales 'un-climbable' pool ladder in video
- June 19, 2018

His mom takes him down before he is able to get hurt. Had Cody Wyman been forgotten for a few moments, his parents said he would have ended up falling into the pool. "My heart dropped", he said. Wyman's video has since been viewed more than 16 million times on Facebook. "You think you're safe and it's not the case, because it's not safe". (more...)
Caught on Camera: Ceiling Collapse Over Escalator In China Caught on Camera: Ceiling Collapse Over Escalator In China
- June 19, 2018

At least nine tourists were injured. CCTV footage of the incident shows more than 10 people riding an escalator at a popular Chinese tourist spot in Huayin City. The tourist center is now investigating the cause, but a good heads up for anyone traveling through. Some people were taken to the hospital, but incredibly no one was seriously hurt. (more...)
Greece, Macedonia Sign Historic Deal To End Name Dispute Greece, Macedonia Sign Historic Deal To End Name Dispute
- June 19, 2018

The deal proposes changing Macedonia's name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia and will enable Greece to lift its veto on Macedonia's European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski urged Dimitrov to resign due to the "capitulation, which you think is a victory". Ending a dispute that began 27 years ago, but the roots of which date back centuries, Greece's Nikos Kotzias and Nikola Dimitrov of Macedonia will meet at the Prespes Lake ... (more...)
United Kingdom will lose access to security databases after Brexit, says Barnier United Kingdom will lose access to security databases after Brexit, says Barnier
- June 19, 2018

In a speech in Vienna, Mr Barnier stressed that "facts have consequences" and the government's approach to Brexit meant that the benefits of European Union membership on security and legal co-operation could not remain exactly the same. "It will rely on effective and reciprocal exchanges, but not on access to EU-only or Schengen-only databases". EU negotiators have already ruled out continued United Kingdom membership of Europol and the European Arrest Warrant, citing the UK's refusal to ... (more...)
Recording of Screaming Children at Border Released Recording of Screaming Children at Border Released
- June 19, 2018

June 18, 2018. "I live in a border state", she said . "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers", Cruz said. ProPublica has released a recording of children sobbing and wailing after being separated from their parents at the southern USA border. He's getting support on Fox News, his favorite network; Laura Ingraham says the detention centers are "essentially summer camps", and other hosts ... (more...)
Whistleblower Releases Audio of Crying Kids at Border Facility: The Rundown Whistleblower Releases Audio of Crying Kids at Border Facility: The Rundown
- June 19, 2018

At one point in the audio , a man identified as a Border Patrol agent said in Spanish over the cries of scores of children: "Well, we have an orchestra here". Imagine getting a call from your six-year-old niece. "It's not American. I think we've got to do whatever it takes to try and keep families together". (more...)
SHOCKING: Woman who went missing found inside giant python's belly SHOCKING: Woman who went missing found inside giant python's belly
- June 19, 2018

Her sons went searching for Wa Tib, 54, after she went missing on the island of Muna on Thursday evening. "When they cut open the snake's belly they found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes", said the village chief, Faris. The villagers killed the snake and cut it open with a machete. The victim disappeared two days before from her farm and when her family went to look for her they could only find her sandals and a torch alongside the swollen body of the python. (more...)
U.S. official credits Israel with overnight strike on Syria U.S. official credits Israel with overnight strike on Syria
- June 19, 2018

Instead, the source claimed that the strike was carried out by the Israeli military . Israel did not comment as it maintains a formal policy of non-intervention in the Syrian civil war but continuously asserts that it will not allow Iran to entrench itself in the country, where it has for years provided military backing to Assad alongside Russian Federation. (more...)
'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation
- June 19, 2018

In one instance, the DHS specifically claims that it "does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border". Video released by U.S. It does not call for family separation. The chancellor has flatly refused to back Mr Seehofer's plan to turn away migrants at the German border if they have already registered elsewhere in the EU. (more...)
Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017 — United Nations refugee agency Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017 — United Nations refugee agency
- June 19, 2018

Of that total, 16.2 million were newly displaced previous year - an average of more than 44,000 people per day. "Among these is the notion that the world's displaced are mainly in countries of the Global North". The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and Congo, as well as the exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar that started previous year, raised the overall figure of forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. (more...)
Sessions: America is 'dedicated to caring for children'
- June 19, 2018

Sessions said the issue was "whether we want to be a country of laws or whether we want to be a country without borders". US Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement regarding national security in NY, U.S., November 2, 2017. Melania Trump, who has tended to stay out of contentious policy debates, waded into the emotional issue. "We will not apologize for doing our job", she said. (more...)
2 feared dead in Japan earthquake, 41 injured
- June 19, 2018

The magnitude 6.1 natural disaster struck north of Osaka city Monday shortly after 8 a.m. At 13 kilometres (8.1 miles) it was relatively shallow, and caused heavy shaking that registered a lower 6 on the Japanese scale of 7. Passengers were seen exiting trains on the tracks between stations. In 2016, the magnitude 7 quake that caused significant damage and multiple casualties in southern Kumamoto was preceded two days earlier by a magnitude 6.2 temblor. (more...)
Erdogan confirms Turkey-US patrols in Syria's Manbij Erdogan confirms Turkey-US patrols in Syria's Manbij
- June 19, 2018

Criticizing the US for trying to force Turkey not to purchase the S-400 air defense system from Russia, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on June 4 recalled that Turkey had been trying to purchase the Patriot air defense system from the USA, but the missiles have never been sold to Turkey when they were needed the most. (more...)
North Korea's Kim makes two-day visit to China North Korea's Kim makes two-day visit to China
- June 19, 2018

China has welcomed the warming of ties between the United States and North Korea , and offered to help. China is North Korea's most important diplomatic and economic backer but has been angered by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. The same goes for Mr Moon, who supports engagement with North Korea and held his own summit with Mr Kim in April . Mr Trump's plan to stop "war games" with South Korea is stirring up heated debate, with supporters calling it a goodwill gesture to ... (more...)
Trump claims Germans are ‘turning against’ Merkel over migration Trump claims Germans are ‘turning against’ Merkel over migration
- June 19, 2018

But it was the administration that instituted the zero tolerance policy of prosecuting any adult who crosses the border illegally and separating them from their children. "Illegal actions have and must have consequences". Trump accused the Democratic Party of blocking an effort to pass major immigration reform. He followed it up with a tweet saying: "We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" "They could come to the table and fix this immediately". (more...)
Trump Moves to Retaliate Against China's Retaliation for New Tariffs Trump Moves to Retaliate Against China's Retaliation for New Tariffs
- June 19, 2018

Security guards walk in front of containers at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China on April 24, 2018. Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies quickly escalated. (more...)
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backs use of medicinal cannabis oil Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backs use of medicinal cannabis oil
- June 19, 2018

On Sunday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid intervened to provide a 20-day licence allowing 12-year-old Billy to be treated with cannabis oil for his epilepsy. Ms Caldwell said: "The fact that Billy has been discharged is testimony to the effectiveness of the treatment and underlines how vital it is that every child and every single family affected in our country should have immediate access to the very same medication". (more...)
World's oldest orangutan Puan dies at Western Australia zoo World's oldest orangutan Puan dies at Western Australia zoo
- June 19, 2018

Puan played a key role in breeding programs and gave birth to 11 children. "It's always hard to make that decision for any animal, but it was the right decision and a respectful end for an old lady who demanded respect throughout her life", primate supervisor Holly Thompson said. (more...)
What Meghan's dad made Prince Harry promise before he blessed their marriage What Meghan's dad made Prince Harry promise before he blessed their marriage
- June 19, 2018

They're great and I love then dearly. I'm paying for those things for the rest of my life. Markle previously created headlines when he told his daughter he would miss her wedding because of a heart surgery. He also shared details on his first chat with his new royal son-in-law: "He said "Hello, Thomas " and I said "Hi, Harry " and it became a conversation back and forth mostly about politics he was asking me how I was feeling that day and I said how unhappy I was with the President ... (more...)
Ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba, at least one dead, dozens missing Ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba, at least one dead, dozens missing
- June 19, 2018

Search and rescue workers are seen on a boat used in the search for passengers from the Sinar Bangun ferry that sank in Lake Toba in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia June 19, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. "The conditions are better than last night", said Sri Hardianto, an official at Indonesia's transport ministry. Video footage provided by the agency showed people on another ferry throwing life preservers and life jackets to several people in the water. (more...)
Stephen Nichols Sentenced in Hiking Death of Girlfriend Rhonda Casto
- June 19, 2018

Nichols eventually agreed to split the money with Casto's mother and with the estate of his daughter. Rhonda Casto joked that her boyfriend would push her off a cliff before falling to her death while on a hike. "Some people are going to believe that I'm innocent, some are going to think I'm guilty. So you believe what you want to believe". Steven Nichols denies killing Rhonda Casto . (more...)

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