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Elephant kills UK soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi Elephant kills UK soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi
- May 09, 2019

Mordaunt went on to say the tragic incident highlights the dangers the British military face while protecting some of the world's most highly endangered species. 'He was hugely proud of his work as a counter-poaching operator, and tragically died doing great good. It was a year ago that deployments were made to the Majete and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserves in Malawi , after a pilot scheme was successfully run in Liwonde National Park back in 2017. (more...)
Warm on North, chilly to South: Japan's Korea strategy could pose risks Warm on North, chilly to South: Japan's Korea strategy could pose risks
- May 09, 2019

Asked about whether South Korea intends to provide the food aid directly to the DPRK, the spokesman noted that his country will push for it in close cooperation with the global community. "Our position in regards to North Korea is going to continue to be the maximum pressure campaign". In 2017 the South Korean government set aside US$8 million in humanitarian aid for the North, but the plan never materialized amid the North's continued provocations at the time. (more...)
46 million Australian $50 notes printed with typo 46 million Australian $50 notes printed with typo
- May 09, 2019

It appears in an excerpt from a speech by Edith Cowan, who appears on the note, located to the left of her portrait. The latest $50 note was unveiled in February 2018 and went into circulation in October. The RBA did not immediately respond to questions on exactly how numerous new notes where in circulation and whether they would be withdrawn as a result of the spelling error. (more...)
Supporters of Maduro and Guaido clash at Venezuelan embassy in US Supporters of Maduro and Guaido clash at Venezuelan embassy in US
- May 09, 2019

Zambrano said on Twitter that at about 6.40pm local time SEBIN agents had surrounded his vehicle outside the headquarters of his Democratic Action party in Caracas' La Florida district. Soon after the announcement, the Constituent Assembly-which effectively acts as a regime rubber stamp-stripped the seven of their parliamentary immunity. (more...)
Iran Begins Backing Out of Nuclear Deal Iran Begins Backing Out of Nuclear Deal
- May 09, 2019

The deployment was first announced late Sunday by John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security advisor, who said the move was "a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force". (more...)
Rain and storms continue through mid-week Rain and storms continue through mid-week
- May 09, 2019

Some thunderstorms could be severe Wednesday and locally heavy rainfall is possible, which could cause flooding in areas already saturated by the last round of showers. "High wind will likely be the primary threat as these storms but large hail stones over 1" and even an isolated tornado can't be ruled out. The storm will begin to congeal, with a long line of powerful storms hitting Oklahoma City and Dallas Wednesday morning. (more...)
Denver first US city to decriminalize psychoactive ingredient in 'magic mushrooms' Denver first US city to decriminalize psychoactive ingredient in 'magic mushrooms'
- May 09, 2019

Wednesday, Initiative 300 was headed for defeat with 83 percent of voters saying "no" and 17 percent saying "yes". Federally illegal in the US since 1968, psilocybin is categorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under "Schedule I", along with drugs like heroin, marijuana and LSD. (more...)
Gov. DeSantis signs bill to arm more teachers in Florida Gov. DeSantis signs bill to arm more teachers in Florida
- May 09, 2019

Although the 54-page Senate Bill 7030 sparked days of debate and was one of the most contentious bills of the 2019 legislative session, DeSantis drew as little attention as possible in making it law, holding no news conference or ceremony. (more...)
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou due in Vancouver court in extradition case Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou due in Vancouver court in extradition case
- May 09, 2019

The president has twice suggested he would intervene in the US Justice Department's case against Ms Meng if it would serve national security interests or help achieve a trade deal with China. RCMP intentionally delayed the arrest, carrying out an unlawful detention and search against Meng under pretence of a routine border check, he alleged. (more...)
Priyanka is wasting her time in campaigning, says Delhi CM Kejriwal Priyanka is wasting her time in campaigning, says Delhi CM Kejriwal
- May 09, 2019

Firstly, why did he do sealing in Delhi? "We want the people to give us the power to help create an environment feasible for a better Delhi", added the Chief Minister. "It is well known that the previous Congress government wanted to bring FDI in retail and that would have only been possible if the small traders were destroyed". (more...)
Blast In Afghan Capital Kabul, Casualties Feared Blast In Afghan Capital Kabul, Casualties Feared
- May 09, 2019

Noor Aga, a newly married member of the Afghan police special forces, was killed in the hourslong firefight, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. Security forces exchanged gunfire with insurgents in the compound in the busy Shahr Naw area of the capital city. (more...)
'Truly Brave': UK Royal Baby's Name Announced, and It's Quite a Mouthful 'Truly Brave': UK Royal Baby's Name Announced, and It's Quite a Mouthful
- May 09, 2019

The couple also shared the announcement on their official Instagram . Markle, who's been noted for her savvy and chic approach to personal style since becoming a part of the Royal Family past year, wore a cream-colored sleeveless trench dress , which featured a midi hem, tortoise buttons and a tie-waist detail, during a photo call at Windsor Castle, the first time she's been seen in public since giving birth. (more...)
U.S. deploys aircraft carrier after ‘clear threat’ from Iran U.S. deploys aircraft carrier after ‘clear threat’ from Iran
- May 09, 2019

The threat was initially raised two weeks ago in the White House, officials told Channel 13, when an Israeli delegation led by National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat huddled with their American counterparts. But Iranians have voiced frustration that they have not seen a promised economic boon, with Trump instead slapping sweeping sanctions on the country. (more...)
Billion dollar losses were 'for tax purposes' Billion dollar losses were 'for tax purposes'
- May 09, 2019

Though U.S. presidential candidates have traditionally released their tax returns during election campaigns, Trump has refused to do so. "You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes....nearly all real estate developers did - and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport ", Trump said. (more...)
Led Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Trump Jr Led Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Trump Jr
- May 09, 2019

Committee sources would not confirm the subpoena or what they want to discuss with the president's eldest son, who now helps run the Trump Organization, the family's real estate empire, and helps his father re-election campaign. The Senate Intelligence Committee has been looking into Russian election interference and Trump's ties to Russia for the last two years. A Senate Intelligence Committee spokeswoman declined to discuss details of its long-running investigation into allegations of ... (more...)
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin rejects Democrats' demand for President Trump's taxes Treasury Secretary Mnuchin rejects Democrats' demand for President Trump's taxes
- May 09, 2019

Mr Mnuchin said he relied on the advice of the Justice Department in reaching the conclusion that the Treasury Department is "not authorised to disclose the requested returns and return information". But Treasury missed the deadlines, a strategy Democrats have argued was an effort to delay the process . The legislation says the treasury secretary "shall furnish" the information to Congress. (more...)
School shooting outside Denver injures at least 7, sheriff says School shooting outside Denver injures at least 7, sheriff says
- May 09, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff's office said deputies heard shots coming from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Denver , when they arrived to investigate reports of gunfire. (more...)
North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive' - KCNA North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive' - KCNA
- May 09, 2019

Lewis said preliminary modeling showed the missile was about 3 feet in diameter with a range of up to 280 miles, which could give it the potential to carry a 1,100-pound warhead to the main US military base in South Korea, although that capability has not been confirmed. (more...)
Wild ride on Wall Street after Donald Trump's China trade threats Wild ride on Wall Street after Donald Trump's China trade threats
- May 08, 2019

The United States will raise tariffs to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports effective Friday, according to a notice posted to the Federal Register on Wednesday. "China always believes that mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit are the premise and the basis for reaching an agreement. With the rapid escalation of the trade conflict with the U.S., we believe Beijing will likely step up easing measures again", Nomura analysts wrote in a note. (more...)
Humans are leading planet into sixth mass extinction — United Nations environmental report Humans are leading planet into sixth mass extinction — United Nations environmental report
- May 08, 2019

Of the world's estimated 5.9 million terrestrial species, over 500,000 will be unable to achieve long-term survival without habit restoration. "The oceans are not any better off". "The key message: business, as usual, has to end". According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species , more than 27,000 species are threatened with extinction. (more...)
White House orders Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena White House orders Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena
- May 08, 2019

House Judiciary Committee staff are to meet with Justice Department officials Tuesday for final negotiations before the contempt vote. The White House is nevertheless seeking to accommodate Democrats' unwieldy demands. Judiciary Committee Republicans condemned the move toward holding Barr in contempt. "It's finally over", the Kentucky Republican said. Mueller concludes that there is evidence to suggest Trump acted this way to impede his investigation, according to the special counsel's ... (more...)
Denver Votes to Decriminalize 'Magic Mushrooms' Denver Votes to Decriminalize 'Magic Mushrooms'
- May 08, 2019

The Colorado capital could become the first city in the United States to "deprioritize, to the greatest extent possible", criminal penalties for possession of psilocybin , the psychoactive substance in 'shrooms, which has been outlawed since the 1960s. (more...)
USA says China broke promises, triggering tariff threat by Trump USA says China broke promises, triggering tariff threat by Trump
- May 08, 2019

Last July, Mr Trump began gradually slapping tariffs on Chinese imports. Lighthizer on Monday confirmed that tariffs will be imposed Friday. It was also a sharp turn from the optimism the administration had conveyed over the course of the past several months as negotiating teams jetted between Beijing and Washington . (more...)
Why is Ramadan important to Muslims? Why is Ramadan important to Muslims?
- May 08, 2019

Ramadan's date changes every year as Muslims wait for the new month's moon to appear before they announce the first day of Ramadan. Muslim community offered special prayers at mosques and exchanges greetings among friends and family members. (more...)
Iran to Give Up Some 'Voluntary Commitments' to Nuclear Agreement Iran to Give Up Some 'Voluntary Commitments' to Nuclear Agreement
- May 08, 2019

Here's where Iran's nuclear program and the unravelling accord now stand. The remaining parties to the nuclear deal have been given 60 days to implement their commitments under the JCPOA, particularly those related to the banking and oil sectors. (more...)

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