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Israel claims it hit Hamas site with air strike after arson balloons Israel claims it hit Hamas site with air strike after arson balloons
- May 04, 2019

The Israeli army announced on Thursday that two rockets were fired from Gaza Strip toward the Israeli cities, with no injuries or damages reported . An Israeli army spokesperson said that the airstrikes "came in response" to alleged incendiary and explosive balloon launches by Palestinians from Gaza towards southern Israel . (more...)
Three Palestinians killed in Gaza after Israel says soldiers wounded Three Palestinians killed in Gaza after Israel says soldiers wounded
- May 04, 2019

The initiative began in March 2018 after a call from local civil society urged local Palestinians to engage in a mass march towards the Gaza fence in opposition to Israel's ongoing siege on Gaza. More than 200 Gazans have been killed by Israeli troops since the " Great March of Return " started on March 30 previous year, according to Gaza health officials. (more...)
Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast; 1.2 million evacuated Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast; 1.2 million evacuated
- May 04, 2019

In neighboring Bangladesh to the north, authorities have begun moving 500,000 people from seven coastal districts, a government minister said. All the five injured persons were released after treatment. "Energy infrastructure has been completely destroyed", Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik said. A senior company executive in Reliance Industries Ltd, which also runs an oil and gas block adjoining the ONGC block, said the company was following standard operating procedures as prescribed ... (more...)
Florida Passes Controversial Bill Allowing More Teachers to Arm Themselves Florida Passes Controversial Bill Allowing More Teachers to Arm Themselves
- May 04, 2019

Andrew Pollack, father of a Parkland shooting victim, discusses the push to arm Florida teachers on 'The Story'. What might we expect to see across the Florida school-board landscape? "At every political level in the state of Florida, we are not going to have a sanctuary policy", said Byrd. (more...)
Japan's Abe Open to Talks With Kim Jong Un Without Preconditions Japan's Abe Open to Talks With Kim Jong Un Without Preconditions
- May 04, 2019

A senior North Korean diplomat on Tuesday accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of making "foolish and dangerous" comments, after Pompeo said Washington will have to "change paths" if nuclear negotiations with North Korea break down. (more...)
Boeing 737 Jet Goes Into River in Jacksonville, Florida Boeing 737 Jet Goes Into River in Jacksonville, Florida
- May 04, 2019

The Miami Air Interntional plane, believed to be chartered by the USA military, was landing at a navy airport after a flight from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba when it slid off the strip and into St John's river. The plane skidded off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville . "Navy security and emergency response personnel are on the scene and monitoring the situation", the station said. (more...)
House Democrats give Barr final warning before contempt proceedings House Democrats give Barr final warning before contempt proceedings
- May 04, 2019

Mueller found no evidence of a conspiracy and he declined to say whether obstruction occurred; Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein read the report and concluded there was not sufficient evidence to warrant an obstruction charge. (more...)
North Korea fires short-range missiles into the sea, report says North Korea fires short-range missiles into the sea, report says
- May 04, 2019

North Korea has test-fired another short-range missile. The US and South Korea began two weeks of joint air force exercises last Monday, a more low-key version of the annual Max Thunder drills. As an apparent good-faith gesture to facilitate bilateral dialogue, Pyongyang proposed a self-imposed long-range missile and nuclear testing moratorium while in talks with the US. (more...)
OH boy, 8, saves his sister from vehicle during alleged carjacking OH boy, 8, saves his sister from vehicle during alleged carjacking
- May 03, 2019

Nita Coburn , 69, was driving a woman friend to the emergency room while Coburn's two great-grandchildren were in the backseat of the vehicle. The incident occurred Thursday while the children's grandmother, Nita Coburn , 69, was helping another woman into the emergency room after driving her to the hospital. (more...)
Trump Discussed Possibility of New Nuclear Accord With Putin - White House Trump Discussed Possibility of New Nuclear Accord With Putin - White House
- May 03, 2019

President Trump spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin Friday morning on a range of issues for over an hour. "There was a discussion about having - extending the current nuclear agreement - as well as discussions about potentially starting a new one that could include China as well", Sanders said. (more...)
Rep. Adam Schiff plans to refer Erik Prince's testimony to DOJ Rep. Adam Schiff plans to refer Erik Prince's testimony to DOJ
- May 03, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not establish that any collusion, defined legally as conspiracy or coordination, occurred between the campaign and Russian Federation. Nader told Prince the Russians were "looking to build a link with the incoming Trump Administration", the report said. Nader was able to convince Prince to make the trip and persuaded Dmitriev to meet with Prince by assuring him that Prince had been "designated" by Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon to meet with Dmitriev. (more...)
San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights
- May 03, 2019

Under the rule, clinicians and institutions would not have to provide, participate in, pay for, cover or make referrals for procedures they object to on moral or religious grounds. Under the rule, hospitals, universities and other facilities receiving federal money must verify they are complying with 25 federal statutes that preserve conscience and religious-freedom rights, officials said. (more...)
Bleeding Man in Paris Dragged Through May Day Rally to Care Bleeding Man in Paris Dragged Through May Day Rally to Care
- May 03, 2019

Tens of thousands of labour union and yellow vest protesters were on the streets across France , days after Mr. Macron outlined a response to months of street protests including tax cuts worth around €5-billion ($5.6-billion). The protesters marched from Victoria Park to the main government offices, some carrying banners reading "Maxed Out!" Demonstrators including Yellow Vest protesters, labor unions, pensioners, and students are marching through the streets of Paris to celebrate ... (more...)
Woman who poisoned Kim Jong-un's brother is freed from prison Woman who poisoned Kim Jong-un's brother is freed from prison
- May 03, 2019

She pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of voluntarily causing injury with a risky weapon instead of the original charge of murder, which in Malaysia carries a mandatory death penalty. She was escorted directly to the plane later Friday. Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam and Indonesian Siti Aisyah were arrested after being spotted on CCTV approaching Kim, but they always denied murder. (more...)
Democrats call for removal of Barr after attorney general's testimony Democrats call for removal of Barr after attorney general's testimony
- May 03, 2019

Trump told Fox News in an interview on Thursday he was not inclined to let former White House counsel Don McGahn testify before congressional committees. He replaced an attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who was ridiculed by the president and ultimately pushed out, and an acting one, Matt Whitaker, who was dismissed by Democrats as unqualified and a Trump loyalist. (more...)
Maduro calls on Venezuela military to fight 'any coup' Maduro calls on Venezuela military to fight 'any coup'
- May 03, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempt to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was not the best decision and likely premature, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters on Thursday. The talks included sanctions, diplomacy and defense options, the official said, adding that there was "significant progress on defense matters" without providing details or saying whether any decisions had been made. (more...)
Pelosi accuses Barr of lying to Congress: Pelosi accuses Barr of lying to Congress: "That's a crime"
- May 03, 2019

Right before Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had written a letter to Barr raising concerns about his 4-page summary on the Russian Federation investigation report, saying it did not "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the probe. (more...)
Local election results: Tories and Labour are going backwards Local election results: Tories and Labour are going backwards
- May 03, 2019

The votes could be an indicator of the countrywide disagreement over how Brexit has been handled by the Conservative government. With nearly half of English local council vote results declared, the Conservative Party had lost 443 councillors and Labour had lost 78 councillors, according to a BBC tally . (more...)
Visitor crosses barrier and falls 70 feet into Hawaii volcano’s crater Visitor crosses barrier and falls 70 feet into Hawaii volcano’s crater
- May 03, 2019

The man, who was not named and is in his 30s, climbed over a metal railing at the Steaming Bluff overlook before falling from a 91m cliff. While not now erupting, Kilauea is considered the most unsafe volcano in the United States. National Park staff and personnel from the Hawaiʻi Fire Department worked together to extricate the man using a stretcher and a rope raising system. (more...)
Hawaii: 3 die in tour chopper crash Hawaii: 3 die in tour chopper crash
- May 03, 2019

The pilot and two female passengers were killed. "I don't know what happened with the crash, but he was a great helicopter pilot and he knew what he was doing", Bobby Berridge said. Paramedics responding to an unrelated call from a patient with leg pain about 27 meters away heard "a horrific bang", said Shayne Enright, a spokeswoman for Honolulu Emergency Medical Services. (more...)
Congressman brings bucket of chicken to hearing after Barr doesn't show Congressman brings bucket of chicken to hearing after Barr doesn't show
- May 03, 2019

Rep. Steve Cohen , D-Tenn., left a prop chicken at the empty witness' chair. He had also placed a statuette of a chicken at the seat set aside for Barr to occupy. But even if the US attorney declines to prosecute, Democrats could pursue other avenues in court. For most of Wednesday, Barr underwent at times scathing questioning by Democratic senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (more...)
New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern and partner get engaged New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern and partner get engaged
- May 03, 2019

Ardern laughed raucously when asked whether a marriage proposal on her part might be in the couple's near future in a BBC interview in January. The prime minister's press secretary told the New Zealand Herald Ms Ardern had been sporting a ring since that weekend, but she had opted to wear it on her middle finger, not on the customary ring finger. (more...)
GOP House Leaders Push for Public-Private Option to Fund Infrastructure Plan GOP House Leaders Push for Public-Private Option to Fund Infrastructure Plan
- May 03, 2019

To that end, Democrats plan to advocate for provisions that would promote infrastructure capable of withstanding the force of severe weather events. While most Democrats support relying on federal dollars for infrastructure, neither Trump nor Republican leaders in the Senate have proposed a funding approach for a bill this year. (more...)
Bobi Wine Released On Sh 27000 Bail Bobi Wine Released On Sh 27000 Bail
- May 03, 2019

The magistrate also warned Bobi Wine not to participate in unlawful demonstrations adding that his bail would be cancelled if he did. Kyagulanyi's bail application was heard via the recently installed teleconferencing system where suspects don't have to physically be present in court rooms for the hearing of their cases. (more...)
Trump administration rules health staff can refuse care for religious reasons
- May 03, 2019

While some religious groups have praised the policy, other groups have anxious the change will lead to more discrimination against women and LGBT patients . The document itself notes that it "may vary slightly from the published document if minor editorial changes are made during" the Office of the Federal Register's review process. (more...)

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