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RAF jets intercept passenger flight

RAF jets intercept passenger flight A sonic boom echoed across the Suffolk skyline when the RAF jets took to the air. Ryanair said the flight from Kaunas in Lithuania to Luton was diverted after a "suspected hoax security alert". The flight has landed safely to Stansted airport, with police in attendance. "The plane landed safely at around 8.55am and passengers are being safely brought off. [Full Article...]

U.S. votes 'no' on United Nations resolution against death penalty for gay sex

U.S. votes 'no' on United Nations resolution against death penalty for gay sex In Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, and parts of Nigeria and Somalia, being gay is an offense punishable by death. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said in March that the country would leave the HRC if there was no "considerable reform". [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies, aged 83

Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies, aged 83 At a rally in Sulaimani, heartland of the PUK, before Kurdistan's disputed independence referendum last month, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said the quest for independence would have been easier if Talabani was in better health. [Full Article...]

Bail delayed for Somali immigrant charged in Canada attack

Bail delayed for Somali immigrant charged in Canada attack Sharif was investigated three years after arriving in Canada, in 2015, after police received a complaint that he was allegedly "espousing extremist ideology". Police Chief Rod Knecht had said that he was expecting to see terrorism charges laid, however Superintendent Stacy Talbot, Officer in Charge of the K Division Integrated National Security Team, said while those charges could be laid in the f... [Full Article...]

Erekat: Palestine fulfills its obligations despite Israel's denial of Palestinian rights

Erekat: Palestine fulfills its obligations despite Israel's denial of Palestinian rights Netanyahu gave no specifics or a timetable, which suggests he may have been playing to his nationalistic base. The Palestinians seek the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as part of a future independent state and consider all of Israel's settlements to be illegal, a position that is widely shared by the worldwide community. [Full Article...]

NWS: Chance increases for tropical system to form near Gulf

NWS: Chance increases for tropical system to form near Gulf Forecasters gave it a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next few days, which is up from 20 percent on Monday. It appears that this system will get into the Gulf of Mexico with further development possible. Tropical models will not be run on this system until after 7:00 pm Tuesday, so hopefully they'll be available for our 10pm WeatherCast. "Right now, we will have a 50% ... [Full Article...]

Japan Threatens Sanctions, North Korea Threatens Nuclear Annihilation

Japan Threatens Sanctions, North Korea Threatens Nuclear Annihilation A statement from the Egyptian Embassy in Washington , D.C., said Egypt will "continue to abide by all Security Council resolutions and will always be in conformity with these resolutions as they restrain military purchases from North Korea according to The Post ". [Full Article...]

Vegas Shooter Sent $100000 To Girlfriend's Home Country

Vegas Shooter Sent $100000 To Girlfriend's Home Country Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when the gunfire began. In an interview with Unang Balita on Tuesday, Vice Consul in Las Vegas Dyan Pastrana said that Danley is not involved in the mass shooting incident. Outside the US, recent attacks that have resulted in terrorism charges include the November 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris, which killed 130, and the 2011 rampage by N... [Full Article...]

Preacher Spouting Verses About 'Doomsday' Sparks Panic Among UK Train Passengers

Preacher Spouting Verses About 'Doomsday' Sparks Panic Among UK Train Passengers Passengers praised a guard for dealing with the situation with "compassion, restraint and bravery" and for leading the man off the train. O'Sullivan continued; "We could hear a woman [outside] saying there's a man and he's going to kill everybody", he said. [Full Article...]

Flags Ordered To Half-Staff For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Flags Ordered To Half-Staff For Las Vegas Shooting Victims The Senate's tribute followed a moment of silence at the White House, where President Donald Trump paused on the South Lawn as a bell tolled three times. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the innocent victims and the families who have been devastated by this unspeakable tragedy". President Trump ordered the same: All flags at federal buildings will be flown at half-staff. [Full Article...]

Turkey says Spanish territorial integrity is key

Turkey says Spanish territorial integrity is key Iran's state broadcaster said all transport companies and drivers have been ordered to stop carrying fuel products between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan "until further notice". The communiqué said Pakistan fully supports Iraq's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Over 90 percent of Kurds cheerfully voted yes. Even that statement, though, has caused much anxiety nationally, regional... [Full Article...]

Shooter had devices on 12 guns for faster firing

Shooter had devices on 12 guns for faster firing A number of those weapons were semi-automatic. The bill as a whole contained pro-gun measures that won it support from the NRA, even though the organization denounced the automatic weapons amendment. While the stocks allow a gun to quickly spray bullets, gun experts say they also create such a jolt that accuracy is affected. The AutoGlove , the Akins accelerator , and the Bump Fire Stock s... [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president

Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president Under the bill, the legal bar on a person to serve as an office-bearer of a political party if he is either not qualified to be, or disqualified from being, elected as a member of parliament under Article 63 of the Constitution was removed, paving the way for an otherwise ineligible Nawaz Sharif to head his own faction of the Pakistan Muslim League. [Full Article...]

Trump arrives in Puerto Rico to defend government handling of hurricane disaster

Trump arrives in Puerto Rico to defend government handling of hurricane disaster The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shipped millions of gallons of water and meals to Puerto Rico , but the island no longer has the infrastructure to widely deliver those supplies. In one series of tweets , Trump appeared to blame Puerto Rico for the slow response. "Some of the mayors that I have been able to reach or have reached me are scared of voicing their concern, becaus... [Full Article...]

Jury shown new video of NY pressure cooker bomb blast

Jury shown new video of NY pressure cooker bomb blast He built it", Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley said. Another bomb left several blocks away did not explode. One didn't go off. The other, hidden near a large trash bin in the busy Chelsea neighborhood, exploded at around 8.30pm, shattering windows and throwing bits of metal through the air. [Full Article...]

NY Governor Releases Numbers On Excelsior Scholarship Participation

NY Governor Releases Numbers On Excelsior Scholarship Participation Advocates of the program have praised it for its promise of free tuition to students who may not otherwise be able to afford it, and for providing a blueprint for other states to follow. That does not include an additional 6,000 students who still have applications pending, and could receive assistance, according to the Governor's Office. [Full Article...]

Journalist arrested over report Grace Mugabe gave supporters used underwear

Journalist arrested over report Grace Mugabe gave supporters used underwear Kenneth Nyangani was detained on Monday after the story was published. A defense lawyer in Zimbabwe says police have detained a journalist for reporting that President Robert Mugabe's wife allegedly donated used underwear and women's nightgowns to ruling party supporters. [Full Article...]

Iowa Court rules against Planned Parenthood

Iowa Court rules against Planned Parenthood Abortion care will be more accessible in Missouri thanks to a recent legal win in an ongoing case brought by Planned Parenthood. The panel sent the case back to U.S. The DHSS memo was issued the same day the 8 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, after initially granting Missouri's request to lift an injunction blocking other abortion restrictions, had a change of heart and left the injunction in place... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief says USA should 'stay with' Iran nuclear deal

Pentagon chief says USA should 'stay with' Iran nuclear deal But several United States officials have told CNN that the White House has seemed open to the plan - suggesting that Trump could be changing his approach to the myriad of issues related to Iran. Critics argue the pact did nothing to rein in Iran's sponsorship of proxy armies destabilizing the Middle East nor to halt its aggressive ballistic missile drive - and will leave it free to resume nuclea... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, other celebrities: Call Las Vegas shooting 'terrorism'

Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, other celebrities: Call Las Vegas shooting 'terrorism' Responding to a statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gaga said, "blood is on the hands" of lawmakers who don't pass increased gun control measures after the horrific shooting that claimed the lives of at least 50 people and injured more than 400 others. [Full Article...]


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