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Man dies on flight after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine Man dies on flight after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine
- May 28, 2019

He suffered a cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose. A Japanese man has died on a plane after swallowing nearly 250 packets of cocaine. The 42-year-old man, identified only as Udo "N," began having a seizure after the commercial flight from the Colombian capital made a stopover in Mexico City , said the prosecutor's office for the state of Sonora . (more...)
Huawei founder ready for drawn out battle with USA over blacklist
- May 28, 2019

When asked about calls from some in China to retaliate against Apple , Ren said that he would "protest" against any such step if it were to be taken by Beijing. "There is the possibility this may become long-lasting", said Ren Zhengfei . His remarks come after China's Cyberspace Administration reportedly proposed a set of cybersecurity measures which, if signed into law, would require operators of China's critical information infrastructure to "evaluate national security risk" when ... (more...)
Israeli election rerun looms as Netanyahu talks falter Israeli election rerun looms as Netanyahu talks falter
- May 28, 2019

Israeli political landscape is crumbling as the deadline to form a coalition government approaches without any progress. There have been reports that Netanyahu is seeking legislation in the new parliament that would result in him receiving immunity from prosecution, and new elections would delay those efforts and may make it impossible. (more...)
Tory leadership contest: Michael Gove pledge on European Union citizenship applications Tory leadership contest: Michael Gove pledge on European Union citizenship applications
- May 28, 2019

Pitching himself in contrast to Johnson and others who insist leaving the European Union without a deal must remain on the table, Hunt said any such move would be blocked by lawmakers and trigger a national election. Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has warned that triggering a general election before delivering Brexit would be "catastrophic" for his party, as he proposed finding a "different way" to get an exit deal. (more...)
US Wants Iran Without Nuclear Weapons, Not Seeking Regime Change US Wants Iran Without Nuclear Weapons, Not Seeking Regime Change
- May 28, 2019

A number of Democrats have expressed alarm about whether Trump's actions would lead to war, and they also had questioned the administration's interpretation of intelligence to argue that Iran was preparing for offensive action and therefore had to be countered. (more...)
Pakistan downplays India not inviting Imran for Modi's swearing-in; pitches for dialogue Pakistan downplays India not inviting Imran for Modi's swearing-in; pitches for dialogue
- May 28, 2019

An Indian government statement on Monday said the leaders of Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Bhutan - all members of the little-known Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) alongside India - have been invited to Modi's swearing-in. (more...)
Austrian Lawmakers Sack Chancellor Kurz as Video Sting Fallout Spreads Austrian Lawmakers Sack Chancellor Kurz as Video Sting Fallout Spreads
- May 28, 2019

The woman who claimed to be the niece of Igor Makarov turned out to be a decoy and the footage was unseen until the week before the European Parliamentary elections. Kurz, 32, became chancellor in December 2017. On Sunday, his centre-right Austrian People's Party finished first in Austria in the European elections with 34.9 per cent, a gain of nearly eight percentage points compared with 2014, according to provisional results. (more...)
Ireland to liberalize divorce laws following referendum Ireland to liberalize divorce laws following referendum
- May 28, 2019

Josepha Madigan, Irish Culture Minister and advocate of the liberalisation of the nation's divorce laws commended those who helped turn around the country's strict divorce laws. In March, Flanagan said the government intends to reduce the separation period to two years so that both the parties can "move forward with their lives within a reasonable timeframe". (more...)
Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemen`s Houthis towards Jizan Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemen`s Houthis towards Jizan
- May 28, 2019

The rebels' Al-Masirah TV said earlier that the drone targeted military hangars at Jizan airport. The airport is used by thousands of civilians every day, but the coalition reported no casualties. Its air defence forces intercepted the device as it approached King Abdullah Airport in Jazan in the south-west of the country. In mid-May, the Yemeni Army and Committees launched drone raids on a major oil pipeline deep inside the Saudi kingdom in retaliation for the regime's war crimes against ... (more...)
ACLU Sues Over Ala. Abortion Law As Miss ACLU Sues Over Ala. Abortion Law As Miss
- May 28, 2019

The Associated Press and CNN report that the lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Alabama abortion providers: Planned Parenthood , and two clinics operated by Dr. Missouri would join Kentucky, Missississippi, Georgia , and Alabama as the states which have already approved fetal-heartbeat abortion bans. Anti-abortion supporters expected legal challenges, and hope the appeals will reach the US Supreme Court and allow them to re-visit federal laws. (more...)
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika re-elected amid vote-rigging claims Malawi's President Peter Mutharika re-elected amid vote-rigging claims
- May 28, 2019

On Sunday, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) went to the same court asking it to lift the order that blocked it from announcing the victor of the May 21 vote. In a statement issued in the Capital City, Lilongwe, the USA embassy says there is rumour that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the r Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets may clash in fierce attacks. (more...)
Samsung to gain from Huawei's losses in US-China trade war Samsung to gain from Huawei's losses in US-China trade war
- May 28, 2019

The question is whether it can ramp up production quickly enough to maintain dominance. According to the rating agency, Apple Inc can also face problems as a result of the trade tensions between the U.S. As a student, why go against my teacher? That sequence of events has been described as crippling, and perhaps worse, for the number two smartphone vendor in the world which had been vocal about wanting to ascend to the top of the industry in relatively short order. (more...)
Iran's president says country could hold referendum over nuke program Iran's president says country could hold referendum over nuke program
- May 28, 2019

US President Donald Trump has tightened economic sanctions against Iran, and his administration says it has built up the US military presence in the region. Rohani was quoted as saying that he had previously suggested a referendum on the matter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a top nuclear negotiator. (more...)
Children stabbed in Japan knife attack Children stabbed in Japan knife attack
- May 28, 2019

As of yet, it is unclear as to the motive of the attacker on Tuesday morning. The report added that a bus driver told officials that the suspect walked toward the bus, holding a knife in each hand and slashing at children. It came as Donald Trump wraps up a state visit to Japan , and the USA president offered his "prayers and sympathy" to the victims as he met troops outside Tokyo . (more...)
Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru
- May 28, 2019

A house is damaged by a magnitude-8 natural disaster in Yurimaguas, Peru, early on May 26. The quake - the biggest to hit Peru since 2007 - was felt across the country and in neighboring Ecuador and Colombia after striking the sparsely-populated region of Loreto in Peru's northern Amazon. (more...)
Sasha Obama sends the internet wild with prom photos Sasha Obama sends the internet wild with prom photos
- May 27, 2019

America first met Sasha when she was 7 years old - the time her father, Barack Obama , was sworn into office as the country's 44th president in January 2009. Meanwhile, Sasha's older sister, Malia , posed for photos alongside her sibling clad in a blue minidress. Sasha Obama , right, with date Chris Milton . (more...)
Mount Everest climber who fell to his death posted Instagram warning Mount Everest climber who fell to his death posted Instagram warning
- May 27, 2019

But Murari Sharma, managing director of Everest Pariwar Trek, a company that supports expedition of British company Summit Climb whose client died on Everest last week, downplayed the safety concerns associated with overcrowding. "We are deeply saddened by his loss as he still had so many more adventures and dreams to fulfil". "He was descending with his sherpa guides from the summit when he suddenly fainted". (more...)
Authorities continue search for missing 5-year-old Utah girl Authorities continue search for missing 5-year-old Utah girl
- May 27, 2019

Elizabeth was last seen at home in Logan City - about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City - by her mother on Saturday at 2 a.m., according to Logan City Police Capt. Elizabeth Jessica Shelley is pictured in this photo shared by Logan City police. Elizabeth is around 3-foot-6 with shoulder-length curly brown hair, choppy bangs and brown eyes, police said . (more...)
Deaths reported after likely tornado rips through Oklahoma town Deaths reported after likely tornado rips through Oklahoma town
- May 27, 2019

According to Fox25 in Oklahoma City, the tornado is said to have touched down between Highway 81 and Interstate 40. White says authorities have accounted for everyone at the motel but are still searching the mobile home park. He recognized his mother's number, but there was no voice on the other end when he answered. In addition to the mobile home park, a hotel was damaged, Fire Chief Kent Lagaly said. (more...)
SpaceX Launches First Batch of 60 Internet Satellites in Landmark Mission SpaceX Launches First Batch of 60 Internet Satellites in Landmark Mission
- May 27, 2019

Amateur astronomer Ilya Yankovsky has managed to film SpaceX company satellites flying in the night sky over the Sverdlovsk region in Russia's Urals. This is the first dedicated mission for SpaceX's internet constellation, called Starlink. But when asked about funding for Starlink last week, he said the company has "sufficient capital" to carry out its plans. (more...)
Le Pen beats Macron as nationalists gain in EU vote Le Pen beats Macron as nationalists gain in EU vote
- May 27, 2019

Philippe Lamberts , leader of the Greens group, said: "To make a stable majority in this parliament, the Greens are now indispensable". French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Renaissance platform added to gains for liberals at the European Union level while support for the Greens surged, giving four groups the pro-EU middle ground and holding on to two-thirds of seats. (more...)
Man Killed by Shark Off Hawaii Coast Has Skin ‘Just Torn Off’ Man Killed by Shark Off Hawaii Coast Has Skin ‘Just Torn Off’
- May 27, 2019

He died at the scene after the attack at Kaanapali Beach after being brought back to shore on a jet ski. Witness Allison Keller told Hawaii News Now the man appeared unconscious as rescuers pulled him from the water and performed CPR on Saturday morning. (more...)
Iran ready to sign non-aggression pact with Persian Gulf states Iran ready to sign non-aggression pact with Persian Gulf states
- May 27, 2019

President Barham Salih, for his turn, said that Iraq does not agree with United States sanctions on Iran and stands by the Islamic Republic, hoping that it can play as a mediator as tension grows between Washington and Tehran . Exactly a year later, Tehran announced that it would backtrack on some of its "voluntary" commitments under the Iran deal, giving European signatories 60 days to ensure that Iran's interests were protected under the agreement. (more...)
Woman, 25, found murdered in popular Melbourne park has been identified Woman, 25, found murdered in popular Melbourne park has been identified
- May 27, 2019

A man accused of the brutal bashing murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron has appeared briefly in court. Dressed in black, and without shoes, Hammond said nothing during the short court appearance. Police in Australia have arrested and charged a man over the death of a 25-year-old woman in what investigators have described as a "horrendous attack". (more...)
European Union elections: Brexit Party leads, UK Conservatives fear wipe-out European Union elections: Brexit Party leads, UK Conservatives fear wipe-out
- May 27, 2019

Ahead of the vote, numerous polls predicted that Farage's new political venture would pass its first election test with flying colors with an estimated double-digit lead over the Conservative Party, which is days away from losing their leader on June 7, when Theresa May's resignation comes into force. (more...)

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