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Oxford Dictionary Officially Extends Its Definition Of 'Woke'

Oxford Dictionary Officially Extends Its Definition Of 'Woke' Defined as " relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping political debate or public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief ", post-truth is the ideal word to sum up why strangers on Facebook are suddenly telling you they're going to drink your snowflake tears. [Full Article...]

Trump and Irish PM talk migration, Brexit in phone call

Trump and Irish PM talk migration, Brexit in phone call The White House's daily press schedule says Trump will speak with "Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland" at 4.15pm Irish time. Enda Kenny invited Trump to visit Ireland during his St Patrick's Day visit to the White House in March. "But I just wanted to congratulate you; that was a great victory that you had". Mr Varadkar also said he would "never shirk" from raising issues such as clima... [Full Article...]

Scotland puts bid for second independence vote on hold

Scotland puts bid for second independence vote on hold But Sturgeon later told the BBC that one was still "likely" before the next Scottish Parliament elections in 2021 , meaning her reset is not the U-turn some had thought it was, given she was previously aiming for a referendum between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. [Full Article...]

NDP, Greens vote against their political goals in favour of defeating Liberals

NDP, Greens vote against their political goals in favour of defeating Liberals But the precedent is not a law. Something that will now most likely take place Thursday. The assertion that a future NDP-Green government could fail to pass legislation brought a strong retort by NDP house leader Mike Farnworth. "If that is so, it strikes me that we should be able to accommodate that between now and Thursday". If the general public has the most to lose with the current uncer... [Full Article...]

Brazil president: corruption charge a 'fiction'

Brazil president: corruption charge a 'fiction' Many here state that the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Rodrigo Janot , will present today the first of the accusations on crimes for which the Federal Supreme Court (STF) authorized to investigate Temer: passive corruption . [Full Article...]

'Bikie war' report scotched in fatal Gold Coast shooting

'Bikie war' report scotched in fatal Gold Coast shooting The operation comes after a man, aged in his 30s, was dropped outside Tweed Heads hospital by an unidentified woman at around 4.30pm on Saturday. He has been formally identified as 31-year-old, Ace Hall. The heavily-tattooed Ace Hall was shot in the stomach. The gang source described the Wednesday incident as minor, saying the suggestion that the shooting death was payback for that was ridicul... [Full Article...]

Tillerson Meets Qatari FM on Persian Gulf Crisis

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain sent Qatar a list of 13 demands , including restricting diplomatic relations with Iran, closing down a Turkish military base on its territory, cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood , and closing down Al Jazeera . [Full Article...]

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire United Kingdom police may consider manslaughter charges after finding tower cladding failed safety tests in blaze that killed 79. After Friday's statement, Tony Rice, a shareholder of Omnis Exteriors, which manufactured materials for Grenfell's cladding system, stepped down from the board of trustees of Shelter London , a charity that has been providing advice and support to the victims of the ... [Full Article...]

14 of the best photos from Toronto Pride 2017

14 of the best photos from Toronto Pride 2017 Some people have expressed skepticism of brands sponsoring , retrofitting their logos with rainbow colors or otherwise participating in Pride, arguing that these companies are opportunistic , or simply looking to get in on the party - in some cases without providing substantial support for marginalized groups broadly. [Full Article...]

Colombia disarmament process for individual arms ends

Colombia disarmament process for individual arms ends The 6,800 fighters have turned in all 7,132 previously registered weapons, the United Nations said in a statement. "This is a peace that allows better education, health, housing and more opportunities for Colombians", Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, launching the hashtag "Viva La Vida", meaning "live life" in English, to celebrate a new chapter of Colombia... [Full Article...]

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148 At least 20 children are among the dead.numerous burn victims have been moved to the larger cities of Karachi and Lahore. He says numerous bodies were burned beyond recognition and will have to be identified through DNA testing. Its been reported that over 70 motorcycles and a number of cars have also been destroyed in the blaze. The injured were transferred to District Headquarters Hospital... [Full Article...]

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

With unanimous opposition from Democrats , McConnell can afford to lose just two of the 52 GOP senators and still prevail on the bill. So far five Republican senators have announced their opposition. "But the bottom line is that most people will pay more for less care". It would be politically hard for Heller to take a different stance on the measure from the popular Sandoval. [Full Article...]

Chelsea in talks to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alex Sandro

Meanwhile, Juventus chiefs are doing everything they can to persuade the two defenders to stay, although they are seriously considering the proposal from England. Southampton are also keen on Ake but it remains to be seen whether he would be involved in negotiations as a replacement for Van Dijk if a deal were to go ahead. [Full Article...]

NC Teen Reported Missing a Year Ago Found Alive

NC Teen Reported Missing a Year Ago Found Alive After Hailey went missing , her family alleged she had run away with a man she met online. It turns out that when Hailey's parents woke up and found the front door unlocked, Hailey was gone and she had been picked up less than a mile from her home. [Full Article...]

Mavericks decline Nowitzki's option, still want him back

Mavericks decline Nowitzki's option, still want him back Still, it doesn't appear Nowitzki has any interest in leaving the Mavs, and that's nice to see in an era when players rarely remain with one team for their entire career. 6 on the league's all-time scoring charts by season's end. Nowitzki has been the greatest Maverick of all time and also one of the greatest National Basketball Association players ever. [Full Article...]

Trump to welcome India's prime minister to White House

Modi said India has been a victim of terrorism, but "the world did not and can not stop us". The governments of the two countries are said to be working on a joint statement on combating terrorism. "But the External Affairs Ministry and Sushma Swaraj have set the best example of how a department can be strengthened through its use", Modi said in his address to the Indian diaspora during a c... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court weighs in on border shooting

US Supreme Court weighs in on border shooting The Hernandez family wants to sue that agent, saying he violated the teen's constitutional right. A new ruling Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court could prove good news for the mother of a Mexican teen hoping to sue the Border Patrol agent who shot her son. [Full Article...]

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise , a Metairie Republican, was the only congressman injured in the shooting. His condition has been upgraded to fair . Slater declined to discuss any of the names on the list or whether any of those members were at the baseball practice, only saying he would not characterize it as a " hit list ". [Full Article...]

Teen girl's horrifying fall from theme park ride captured on film

Lent said the girl's friend screamed that the bar on the chair was choking her. The cause of her fall might not be related to any mechanical malfunction, but rather to #Human Error on the part of the girl herself. Thankfully the girl fell at one of the points where the seats aren't at their highest on the ride, as they get significantly farther off the ground and over water closer to the end. [Full Article...]

UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

Buckingham Palace said it was a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. The proposals also included axing the winter fuel allowance for well-off pensioners, expanding grammar schools and ending free school lunches for infants have been dropped. [Full Article...]


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