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Vegan parents accused of nearly starving baby to death Vegan parents accused of nearly starving baby to death
- February 18, 2019

Lauren Watson, a detective with the Titusville Police Department, said she encountered a jarring case of child abuse this week. Having been born at 3.4 kilos by five months old the boy weighed only 3.8 kilos, showing a meagre 400 gram weight gain in the months since his birth. (more...)
Canada warns against all travel to Haiti, Americas News & Top Stories Canada warns against all travel to Haiti, Americas News & Top Stories
- February 18, 2019

But more barricades went up overnight Friday after negotiations failed. "That's why we went". If anyone tries to go out on the street, they will destroy your vehicle. The helicopter secured will take the nurses directly to Port-au-Prince from the compound. Demonstrators are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion-dollar Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti. (more...)
Cyclone Oma sending huge swells to batter south-east Queensland Cyclone Oma sending huge swells to batter south-east Queensland
- February 18, 2019

Strong winds, rain and three-to-four-metre waves are forecast toward the end of the week as Oma - now near Vanuatu - moves south-west. The category 3 cyclone is now located east-northeast of Fiji and is producing winds of up to 120kph, the Fiji Meteorological Service reports . (more...)
Lion Air makes terrifying landing, skids off runway Lion Air makes terrifying landing, skids off runway
- February 18, 2019

Footage shows how the aircraft suddenly veered to the left before ditching in the wet ground. As rain poured down, emergency service workers helped passengers walk along the exit ramp onto the grass below. "To assure the safety, security and convenience (of passengers) during the flight, the plane was properly examined to eliminate any possible pest threat", Danang said. (more...)
Facebook ‘knowingly’ violated data privacy laws -British lawmakers Facebook ‘knowingly’ violated data privacy laws -British lawmakers
- February 18, 2019

It also said populist, right-wing news sites were using social media to push "conspiratorial, anti-establishment content". "The guiding principle of the "move fast and break things" culture often seems to be that it is better to apologise than ask permission". (more...)
UK Brexit secretary to meet Barnier in Brussels UK Brexit secretary to meet Barnier in Brussels
- February 18, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every European Union member state leader "over the coming days", as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit. British Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay returns to Brussels today for more talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. May's office did not give a date for the Juncker talks. (more...)
Seven MPs quit the Labour Party over Brexit and anti-Semitism Seven MPs quit the Labour Party over Brexit and anti-Semitism
- February 18, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was disappointed in their decision to leave the party. It's expected a group of MPs will announce their departure from the Labour party this morning. She said: "This morning we have all now resigned from the Labour Party". Writing in The Sun on Sunday , Dugher added: "The Labour Party I joined was a proud anti-racist party". (more...)
No deal between US, China after week-long talks | Money Talks No deal between US, China after week-long talks | Money Talks
- February 18, 2019

Shanghai blue chips surged 2.7 percent to their highest finish in more than six months. The president spoke hours after Mnuchin, who along with Lighthizer was part of the US delegation that traveled to China earlier in the week, tweeted that talks with China's Vice Premier Liu He were "productive". (more...)
Palestinians wounded in border clashes: Gaza ministry Palestinians wounded in border clashes: Gaza ministry
- February 18, 2019

The injured officer, a member of Israel's Border Guard Police, sustained a shrapnel wound in the leg. In Gaza, the health ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement that runs the enclave said 19 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition during the clashes. (more...)
Saudi Prince shuts down Manchester United purchase rumours Saudi Prince shuts down Manchester United purchase rumours
- February 18, 2019

The visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has been fruitful for cash-strapped Pakistan as the two sides have signed agreements worth United States dollars 20 billion . Islamabad has received a hefty investment pledge of $20 billion from Saudi Arabia, which seeks to even further expand its contributions to the economically-embattled country. (more...)
N. Korea says Pyongyang-Washington ties primed for breakthrough N. Korea says Pyongyang-Washington ties primed for breakthrough
- February 18, 2019

A group of Kyodo News reporters visited Pyongyang earlier this month, in the run-up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's scheduled meeting with U.S. The United States has blocked efforts by a UN agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. (more...)
Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV
- February 18, 2019

He only realized that he accidentally locked his daughter in after closing the backdoor. The mother said her husband strapped their one-year-old daughter into a auto seat and tossed the keys in the front seat. Deputies and Lantry thanked the inmates for lending a helping hand. Baby Dallas wasn't too fazed about the commotion unfolding outside the auto. "Our trustees are people who have made mistakes, we're trying to rehabilitate them to get back into society", he told ABC7. (more...)
Liberals, Labor hit by ‘state actor’ parliament hack Liberals, Labor hit by ‘state actor’ parliament hack
- February 18, 2019

Or in other words, "trust us". Experts warn that attribution is time-consuming and hard. "When you consider motivation, you would have to say that China is the leading suspect, while you wouldn't rule out Russian Federation either", said Fergus Hanson, head of the International Cyber Policy Centre at think-tank the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. (more...)
Twitter Locks Man’s Account After Revealing Ocasio-Cortez’s Boyfriend’s Government Email Address Twitter Locks Man’s Account After Revealing Ocasio-Cortez’s Boyfriend’s Government Email Address
- February 18, 2019

She apologized. But the questions she and others are raising about the longstanding US ally reflect a growing unease among some Democrats with Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Twitter claimed Thompson violated "rules against posting private information", even though the information he posted was a government email address and a publicly available phone number. (more...)
Erdogan from Sochi: Uncertainty Surrounds US Withdrawal from Syria Erdogan from Sochi: Uncertainty Surrounds US Withdrawal from Syria
- February 18, 2019

Russian President Putin said at a joint news conference that the leaders have agreed to take additional measures to eliminate terrorists. He called for a "purge of terrorists" from the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib . We have come a long way", Putin said addressing Erdogan. "If this was negotiable we would have seen a lot more change in Syria by now". Under the deal, opposition groups in Idlib are to remain in areas where they are already present, while Russian Federation and ... (more...)
Angela Merkel issues Trump administration attack, receives standing ovation Angela Merkel issues Trump administration attack, receives standing ovation
- February 18, 2019

Facing an audience peppered with influential figures-like a senior Chinese official, Russia's foreign minister, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump-the German chancellor resisted USA demands that Europe ditch the Iran nuclear deal, saying it's easier to influence Iran on other issues by keeping a hand in, per the New York Times . (more...)
Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses
- February 18, 2019

Loganair also said it was working on employment opportunities "to strengthen the Loganair team". Its regional services employed 376 employees based in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Belgium. 'These issues have undermined efforts to move the airline into profit. The statement added: "Additionally, our situation mirrors wider difficulties in the regional airline industry which have been well documented". (more...)
Japan's Shinzo Abe Nominated Me for the Nobel Peace Prize Japan's Shinzo Abe Nominated Me for the Nobel Peace Prize
- February 18, 2019

And I heard about it from a woman who had her parents and her brothers living there, and she said, "please, please, ' and I thought, and I said, 'No, it can't happen, '" Trump continued. "He didn't even know" what he got nominated for. "The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table". (more...)
UK students protest lack of action on climate change UK students protest lack of action on climate change
- February 18, 2019

Youth Strike 4 Climate organisers say school children are taking strike action in 60 towns and cities including Nottingham today because of "an alarming lack of Government leadership" on climate change . Children across the country staged a walk out from school at 11am today in an effort to get the government to lower the voting age to 16, and declare a climate emergency . (more...)
Pulwama attack: Security of 5 separatist leaders withdrawn by J&K administration Pulwama attack: Security of 5 separatist leaders withdrawn by J&K administration
- February 18, 2019

Reacting to the withdrawal of security from the separatist leaders, the Mirwaiz-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesperson said, that the separatist leaders had never asked for security and that they had repeatedly said that the government can withdraw it. (more...)
Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan visit because of travel restrictions Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan visit because of travel restrictions
- February 18, 2019

The Afghanistan government alleged in the letter (dated Feb 15) that Pakistan's official engagements with Taliban is happening in a manner which is a violation of national sovereignty of Afghanistan. Tensions run high between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kabul and Washington have accused Islamabad of providing safe havens for terrorists in its territory, allowing them to cross the border into Afghanistan and attack government troops and Western forces. (more...)
Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge
- February 18, 2019

The visit by Prince Salman, who is also the Vice President of Saudi Arabia's council of ministers, follows the highly successful trip of Modi to that country in April 2016, during which the two sides had agreed to further elevate their existing strategic partnership. (more...)
Spain's PM calls snap election for April 28 Spain's PM calls snap election for April 28
- February 18, 2019

In a televised address that bore hallmarks of a campaign speech, Sanchez said he could not govern without a budget. The other scenario, he said, could be that the right-wing bloc does not get enough lawmakers to form a majority. Spanish markets were little changed after Sanchez's announcement. A government has the obligation to fulfill its task, which is to approve laws and move forward, but when this is not possible due to the parliamentary blockade and the rejection of the General State ... (more...)
May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity
- February 18, 2019

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking changes to the most contentious part of her withdrawal agreement: a backstop arrangement to ensure there is no return of a hard border between EU-member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit. (more...)
Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse
- February 18, 2019

Church's response to the abuse crisis. "I ask with particular reference to the serious matters involving some of the students of the Immaculate Conception Seminary, which in November 2000 you were good enough to bring confidentially to the attention of the then-Apostolic Nuncio in the United States, the late Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo", wrote then-Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, a senior Vatican official, in the letter to a NY priest who alerted him to the allegations. (more...)

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