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Alabama Senate approves country’s most restrictive abortion ban

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That includes Georgia, where Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a "heartbeat bill" into law on Tuesday. Supporters said the bill is intentionally created to conflict with the US Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Figures received cheers and clapping from a packed gallery, which was overlooking the Senate floor, largely filled with activists who support the right to have an abortion. Read More »

USA believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says

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Earlier this week, the United States announced the deployment of an aircraft carrier and strategic bombers in the Middle East after "indications of a real threat from the Iranian regime forces". Democratic Party candidates are already campaigning ahead of the November 2020 USA election aiming to stop Republican Trump being re-elected. Shortly before Tuesday's attacks, Yemen's Houthi rebels declared on their television station that they had launched at least seven drone attacks on ... Read More »

Biden camp responds after Giuliani's canceled trip to Ukraine

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Giuliani told told Fox News Friday night that he "was not going to go because he thinks he would be - quote - "walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president.in some cases enemies of the United States". "We've had enough of that and Rudy Giuliani should just back off". "We have come to a very sorry state when it is considered OK for an American politician, never mind an attorney for the president, to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics", Rep. Read More »

House Intel Committee Reportedly Investigating Whether Trump Lawyers Shaped Cohen’s False Testimony

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The source disputed news reports suggesting the questioning would be limited to five or six topics pertaining to Trump Jr.'s communications with Russian officials. Trump said on Tuesday said he believed that his son was being treated poorly. "If I were Donald Trump Jr .'s lawyer I would tell him, 'You don't need to go back into this environment anymore, you've been there for hours and hours and hours and nothing being alleged here changes the outcome of the Mueller investigation.' I would ... Read More »

Donald Trump Praises Bill Barr for Investigating Russia 'Hoax' Origin

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In 2017, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions assigned Utah's top federal prosecutor John Huber to review a wide range of issues that Republicans had complained about, from how the FBI handled investigations related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to questions about the origins of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Source says Barr is launching new look at origins of Russian Federation probe

According to the document, the investigation did not find any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign team. The attorney-general has been accused of pandering to repeated claims by Mr Trump that his predecessor had a spy illegally placed into his campaign and that the Mueller investigation was politically motivated. Read More »

M7.5 quake jolts Papua New Guinea, Tsunami warning issued

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The U.S. Geological Survey meanwhile recorded the magnitude of the quake at 5.5, which struck off the coast of Kokopo . The temblor was centered at about 6 miles, a shallow depth. Tsunami waves between 1 to 3 feet are possible for some coasts of Papua New Guinea. There are regular earthquakes in the country, which sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire - a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. Read More »

Meghan Celebrates Mother's Day With Pic Of Baby Archie

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It means that details of the team which assisted in his birth and the hospital where Meghan delivered him will remain private. Royal correspondent Omid Scobie pointed out on Twitter that "Poignantly, the photo of Meghan holding Archie (which was taken at Frogmore Cottage ) features Princess Diana's favorite forget-me-not flowers in the background". Read More »

Teva vows to fight price-fixing lawsuit

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All but six states have joined the lawsuit, accusing the companies plus 15 executives of rigging bids, fixing prices and divvying up territory to drive up prices on more than 100 generic drugs. A spokesman for Teva said the firm hasn't engaged in any conduct that would lead to civil or criminal liability. The new court suit was the second that has been filed in the investigation. Read More »

Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

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This breakage results in thrust faults , where one section of crust is pushed up over an adjacent section. Still, to meet the five-year goal, NASA has said it would scale back the scope of the Gateway, at least initially. I think it is very attractive that 50 years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man and the first woman to the Moon. Analysis of the imagery shows that the lunar surface is covered in small, shallow , cliff-like features: faults. Read More »

Facebook Still Leading Social Media Platform in 2019

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According to recent statistics for 2019, Facebook has a whopping 2.2 billion users, almost double as the runner up, Instagram, which has 1.3 billion users. As for LinkedIn, it’s a networking platform that’s mostly utilitarian, and Snapchat is both newer and much “younger” in terms of style and content, so that explains the niche user base. Read More »

North Korea describes United States impounding of vessel as 'robbery'

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The 17,000-ton vessel, North Korea's second-largest cargo ship, had been used to export North Korean coal in violation of worldwide sanctions, US officials say. Interested in North Korea? North Korea on Tuesday demanded the return of a cargo ship seized by Washington last week for violating global sanctions, calling it an "illegal act of robbery". Read More »

Brexit Party Peterborough by-election candidate Mike Green in awkward Radio 4 interview

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Last week, Graham Brady, chair of the influential Conservative backbench 1922 committee, told BBC that they expected the Prime Minister to set a date for her departure this week. He later wrote in Twitter that in a choice between a no-deal exit or staying in the European Union, he would vote to leave without agreement. Crispin Blunt said that the Conservatives must make an "accommodation" with the Brexit Party but stopped short of calling for a full coalition. Read More »

Deepest ever dive finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench

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In among the prawn-like creatures, diver Victor Vescovo also found pollution. He spent four hours exploring the bottom of the trench in his sub, built to withstand the huge pressure of the deep ocean. They also discovered brightly coloured rocky outcrops, possibly created by microbes on the seabed, and collected samples of rock from the seafloor. Read More »

Three bodies found impaled with crossbow bolts at 'quiet' German hotel

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The bodies were found at the hotel in Passau on Saturday morning by an employee who opened the door to their three-bed room when they didn't respond to repeated knocking. The three had all checked into the hotel on the Ilz river near Passau by the Austrian border on Friday. Hunting with bows or crossbows is banned in Germany. Read More »

Minor allegedly raped in Ganderbal,accused arrested

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Demonstrations, sit-ins, and clashes continued into Monday against the rape of a 3-year-old girl in Sumbal area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir . The shocking abuse case has sparked a wave of protests in Kashmir. The police said that the age certificate uploaded on social media is fake and that the accused appears to be an adult and is being treated as such. Read More »

Sanders, AOC Call for Cap on Credit Card Rates

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The Loan Shark Prevention Act was lauded by consumer advocacy groups, and garnered the endorsements of Consumer Action, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Demand Progress Action, Franciscan Action Network, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, CREDO Action, Community Change Action, Center for Popular Democracy, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and People's Action. Read More »

Thousands of People March for Palestine in London

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Israel also lifted its ban on fishing boats operating off of Gaza's coast on Friday. In his statement, Corbyn condemned "ongoing human rights abuses by Israeli forces", referring obliquely to "last week's escalation of violence" without any specific mention of the unprovoked rocket onslaught launched by Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Read More »

WhatsApp call exploit let attackers slip spyware on to phones

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Engineers at Facebook scrambled over the weekend to patch the hole, designated CVE-2019-3568, and freshly secured versions of WhatsApp were pushed out to users on Monday. The code that enabled the attack, is a commercial spyware created by Israeli company NSO group. Its flagship software, Pegasus, has the ability to collect intimate data from a target device, including capturing data through the microphone and camera, and gathering location data. Read More »

Fatalities reported as planes collide in midair over Alaska

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Cindy Cicchetti, a passenger aboard the Royal Princess, told AP the ship captain announced that two planes were in an accident Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration says it isn't immediately known what caused the crash. That aircraft was a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, which was carrying cruise passengers on an independent sightseeing tour. At first report, 10 people were accounted for, according to the Coast Guard. Read More »

United States readies new tariffs as Trump says he'll meet China's Xi

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President Donald Trump warned it not to. Trade talks between the USA and China concluded Friday with no agreement and with the US increasing import tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% from 10%. The S&P 500 on Friday racked up its worst weekly decline since December, as Washington raised tariffs on Chinese goods worth US$200 billion to 25 per cent from 10 per cent. Read More »

Ireland bans USA anti-gay preacher Steven Anderson

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Heeding public discontent, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has placed a ban on the controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson from entering Ireland. However, Minister Flanagan confirmed last night that he signed the exclusion order banning the preacher under the Immigration Act 1999. Read More »

Sri Lanka blocks some social media platforms after violent incidents

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Several mosques and Muslim homes were damaged in the attack in the district, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka said , but the precise extent of damage and the number of arrests was not immediately clear. Police curfew has been imposed in the Chilaw area with immediate effect, Police said. It has been reported that a mosque and few shops owned by Muslims were attacked by a mob. Read More »

At Least Three People Shot Outside Trump Beach Resort in Florida

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Police are saying one person was killed in the shootout; unconfirmed reports from the scene contend that the dead person is actually one of the initial shooters, who was allegedly run down and killed by NBA YoungBoy's bodyguard. The man has been identified as Mohamad Jradi, 43, who was hit while sitting in his auto in a nearby shopping plaza after finishing his shift at Hertz Rental vehicle in Sunny Isles Beach, reports The Miami Herald . Read More »

Pilot in Myanmar lands plane without front wheels

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Just days ago, another plane crash-landed at Myanmar's Yangon Airport, with the aircraft sliding off the runway and injuring 11 people. The state-run carrier said the plane had departed from Yangon near the Myanmar coast and was approaching the airport in Mandalay when the pilot was unable to deploy the landing gear. Read More »

Indians cast ballots in sixth phase of general election

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In today's polling, over 101.7 million voters are expected to exercise their franchise. Live Updates of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 . Indians on Sunday cast their ballots in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states in the sixth phase of the general elections. Read More »

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill

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Opponents fear the law would erode rights and legal protections in the free-wheeling financial hub - freedoms that were guaranteed when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Chris Patten, last British Governor of Hong Kong, in April had said the proposal was "an assault on Hong Kong's values, stability and security". Pro-democracy campaigners outside the building claimed the law will reduce Hong Kong's autonomy under its "one country, two systems" relationship with China. Read More »

Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash

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The ComRes survey of voting intentions has put Nigel Farage's party one point ahead of the Tories, in what would be the Conservatives' worst-ever result in the survey . According to Opinium, Labour would garner 28% support, followed by the Tories on 22% and the Brexit Party on 21%. Speaking to The Guardian, the leading Labour negotiator said his colleagues and the party leadership would have to decide "in the coming days" if it was worth continuing with the talks. Read More »