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'Good chance' Northern Lights phenomenon could be visible over Ireland this weekend 'Good chance' Northern Lights phenomenon could be visible over Ireland this weekend
- March 22, 2019

They are usually concentrated around the Earth's magnetic poles. That's because the sun released a massive solar flare on Wednesday that created a cloud of slower-moving charged particles - called a coronal mass ejection - that will hit the planet this weekend, CNET reported . (more...)
Google 'Florida man' followed by your birthday: What's your result? Google 'Florida man' followed by your birthday: What's your result?
- March 22, 2019

As I type this, the first thing that pops up on Google after searching the term is " A Florida Man let it all hand out at a strip club, danger says". According to writer Jessica Misener, who grew up in Florida, the state's Sunshine Law gives "very" open access to public records making it easier for journalists to report. (more...)
Trump reverses 'unnecessary' new sanctions on North Korea Trump reverses 'unnecessary' new sanctions on North Korea
- March 22, 2019

In a tweet following the original sanctions announcement, President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton highlighted the move as an "important" step and warned other countries against similar actions to aid North Korea . The US Treasury said it had acted because the companies had helped North Korea to evade global and US sanctions by engaging in ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean tankers or exporting North Korean coal. (more...)
Suspect in Utrecht shooting admits guilt to judge, says he acted alone Suspect in Utrecht shooting admits guilt to judge, says he acted alone
- March 22, 2019

Prosecutors said their investigation now led them to believe the gunman had no help from other people. In addition, Gökmen Tanis has confirmed he acted alone, the department said. He will now undergo psychiatric evaluation. Police have not said what was written in the note but said that it did point to Tanis having jihadi views. (more...)
Mueller Already Found ‘Quite a Bit’ on Trump — MSNBC’s Katy Tur Mueller Already Found ‘Quite a Bit’ on Trump — MSNBC’s Katy Tur
- March 22, 2019

Though Comey underscores that Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller and the FBI, he acknowledges that "he hasn't used his authority to end Mr. Mueller's work", adding, "That would have been a crisis of a different order - shutting down the investigation, rather than just trying to undermine its credibility". (more...)
Facebook vows to improve AI detection of terrorist videos Facebook vows to improve AI detection of terrorist videos
- March 22, 2019

Facebook has rejected the idea of putting a time delay on live videos to stop horrific acts like the New Zealand mosque shootings being broadcast to its billions of users. But officials acknowledged that "this particular video did not trigger our automatic detection systems". Facebook removed a total of 1.5 million videos of the attack, including 1.2 million at the point of upload and 300,000 copies of the original after they were posted . (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blames death threats on ‘right-wing media’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blames death threats on ‘right-wing media’
- March 22, 2019

PR hyphenates, others mark differently. This is likely a misunderstanding of the news that Netflix paid $10 million for the worldwide rights to Sundance documentary Knock Down the House , which followed the fortunes of progressive candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, including Ocasio-Cortez. (more...)
Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia Giant sunfish washes up on beach in South Australia
- March 22, 2019

The ocean sunfish is distinct for both its vast size as well as its odd appearance, with a large head, flattened body and long fins. According to One expert, the fish gave off an impression of being a little fish of its species, which can develop over 4m (13ft) tall and gauge more than 2.5 tons (2,500kg). (more...)
Priest transported to hospital after stabbing at Saint Joseph’s Oratory Priest transported to hospital after stabbing at Saint Joseph’s Oratory
- March 22, 2019

Claude Grou, the Oratory's rector. "I don't think it was directed directly to the man [Grou], but who can say?" Witness Adele Plamondon, told public broadcaster Radio-Canada the priest was about to start reading the gospel, when "this man drew a knife and ran up to stab him". (more...)
At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision
- March 22, 2019

Each bus had about 50 passengers on board. Survivors have been rescued from the accident scene to various hospitals within the Techiman and Kintampo enclave for emergency medical attention, witnesses told our correspondent Larry Paa Kwesi Moses. (more...)
Mount Everest glacier melt exposing climbers' dead bodies, experts warn Mount Everest glacier melt exposing climbers' dead bodies, experts warn
- March 22, 2019

Under Nepalese law government agencies must be involved when handling bodies. It appears that most of the dead bodies have been emerging from the Khumbu icefall, a spot noted for being particularly unsafe, as well as in the final camp area. (more...)
Trump to order colleges to back free speech or lose funding Trump to order colleges to back free speech or lose funding
- March 22, 2019

The order would require public and private institutions to certify that they are complying with the First Amendment, along with their own policies, to qualify for federal research funds. The representatives didn't like his initial topic - the response of campus administrators to the violence that greeted Milo Yiannopoulos during his 2017 campus visit - so McClinton changed it to a " more robust exploration of how online media has influenced free speech in higher education", focused on ... (more...)
Auschwitz Museum asks visitors not to balance on train tracks Auschwitz Museum asks visitors not to balance on train tracks
- March 22, 2019

It was the largest Nazi run concentration camp built during the time. In modern day, the memorial has plenty of visitors every year, with the record number of over 2.1 million in 2018 . Visitors were also reminded of the significance of the rail lines in the tweet. It also recommended that people check out the Instagram account for the Auschwitz Memorial "to see how images can commemorate victims & teach hard and emotional history of #Auschwitz ". (more...)
Few black, Hispanic students admitted to NYC’s specialized high schools Few black, Hispanic students admitted to NYC’s specialized high schools
- March 22, 2019

Among the 4,798 students who received an offer to one of the city's specialized high schools based on their exam score, only 506 black and Hispanic students received offers to schools, including Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science and Brooklyn Technical High School. (more...)
Cops reportedly shot teachers with pellet guns 'execution style' during drill Cops reportedly shot teachers with pellet guns 'execution style' during drill
- March 22, 2019

In response, the union is calling upon lawmakers for more regulation. The Twin Lakes School Corporation said in a statement that school staff works with the White County Sheriff's Department to conduct ALICE training . "Obviously it did happen but I couldn't imagine that somebody would do that". The Twin Lakes School Corporation statement notes that the district's teachers' organization "voiced concerns" about the training and a meeting was arranged to "collaboratively discuss these ... (more...)
Ivanka Trump's recordkeeping comes into question; lawyer disputes she's not in compliance Ivanka Trump's recordkeeping comes into question; lawyer disputes she's not in compliance
- March 22, 2019

In his letter Thursday, Lowell said he was referring to Ivanka Trump's email practices before September 2017, when White House lawyers discovered the extent of her personal email use. The request for information about communications with Putin followed the powerful House Judiciary Committee's demand for documents from a who's who of Trump's turbulent world, targeting 81 people, government agencies and other groups in an investigation of possible obstruction of justice or abuse of power. (more...)
Danish politician kicked out of Parliament for bringing infant Danish politician kicked out of Parliament for bringing infant
- March 22, 2019

A Danish politician was told to leave Parliament this week after bringing her baby daughter to work. "But Jens Jacob [the baby's father] couldn't step in this time and shortly before the session I found out I had to vote". Abildgaard then gave her daughter, Esther Marie, to an assistant and returned for the vote. Pia Kjaersgaard, parliament speaker and ex-leader of the right-wing Danish People's Party, reportedly told her she was "not welcome" with her daughter. (more...)
Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profits From Photos Of Slaves, Lawsuit Claims Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profits From Photos Of Slaves, Lawsuit Claims
- March 22, 2019

This July 17, 2018 copy photo shows an 1850 Daguerreotype of Renty , a SC slave who Tamara Lanier , of Norwich, Conn., said is her family's patriarch. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain said the university "has not yet been served, and with that is in no position to comment on this complaint ". "How long will it be before Harvard finally frees Renty? ". (more...)
Christchurch mosque attacks: Immediate ban for military-style weapons after massacre Christchurch mosque attacks: Immediate ban for military-style weapons after massacre
- March 22, 2019

Thousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. "This will not be popular among some of our members but ... we believe this is the only practicable solution", a group spokesman, Miles Anderson, said in a statement . (more...)
India boycotts Pakistan National Day event India boycotts Pakistan National Day event
- March 22, 2019

The US President had also criticised Pakistan in a Twitter post back in November, saying Islamabad was not doing enough to stop terrorism. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in February 14. (more...)
Nigeria Ranks 85 On Global Happiness Report Nigeria Ranks 85 On Global Happiness Report
- March 22, 2019

The top five happiest countries, according to the report, are Finland (No. 1), Denmark (No. 2), Norway (No. 3), Iceland (No. 4) and the Netherlands (No. Japan ranked second in terms of healthy life expectancy, and 24th in per capita GDP. Australia dropped one spot to 11th place. Central African Republic and Afghanistan also came at the bottom of the list. (more...)
Border Patrol Nabbed 400 Illegals In Under 5 Minutes Yesterday Border Patrol Nabbed 400 Illegals In Under 5 Minutes Yesterday
- March 22, 2019

Some immigrants are allowed to live in the US while awaiting their fate in court while others spend the time in detention centers. In February, U.S. He said approximately 2,200 people arrive at the border, sometimes by the busload, every day. Padilla said she fled Honduras because her son's father wanted to recruit him into a gang. (more...)
Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US
- March 22, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a Twitter post on Thursday, called for Roberto Marrero's immediate release and said "we will hold accountable those involved". Extra shipping containers and concrete blocks have been moved into place on the bridge. The neighbouring home of another opposition lawmaker, Sergio Vergara, was also searched. (more...)
Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan
- March 22, 2019

The latest fatalities, which bring to four the number of USA soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to the war-wrecked country even as Washington has stepped up efforts to find a way to end the 17-year war, the longest for the United States. (more...)
European Union offers UK Brexit extension options, initially to April 12 European Union offers UK Brexit extension options, initially to April 12
- March 22, 2019

The European Council , which consists of the leaders of the E.U.'s member states, had appeared skeptical of giving any delay without a firm plan, but on Thursday night announced they had agreed to a pause until May 22 - although that is conditional on British lawmakers approving the deal next week. (more...)

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