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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Swiss police arrest 5 over alleged money laundering 2017-05-31 08:12

Geneva - Swiss authorities have arrested five people, frozen several bank accounts and seized real estate in a sweep against alleged illegal drug trafficking and money laundering in the millions of dollars.
Zurich state police say the arrests in a "co-ordinated international action" follow an investigation started in 2010 after authorities in Germany seized more than 1.3 tons of cocaine and investigators traced links to a Brazilian couple in Zurich.

At least '40 killed or injured' as huge blast rocks Kabul's diplomatic district

A huge blast has gone off in the heart of Kabul's diplomatic district, wounding at least 60 people, according to Afghan health ministry officials.
Sources said the explosion on Wednesday took place near Zanbaq square, in the Afghan capital's 10th district.

US successfully tests ballistic missile defence system

Washington - The US military said on Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea's weapons program.
A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California "successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target" fired from the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands, the military said in a statement.

Twitter has fun with Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

Washington - A confusing tweet posted by US President Donald Trump has left him an object of ridicule online as Twitter continues to decode the meaning behind his late night tweet.
The tweet read: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe"
The misspelled, non-English word "covfefe" became a trending topic on Twitter. Trump may have left his tweet incomplete, but Twitter users soon reacted to fill the missing gaps in the president's open-ended tweet.

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds

Kabul - At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of metres away.
Bodies littered the scene and a towering plume of smoke rose from the area, which houses foreign embassies, after the blast in the morning rush hour blew out the windows in several missions and residences.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Thieves nick $1 800 bird from New York pet store

Mineola - Police are looking for a baby cockatoo reported stolen from a suburban New York pet store.
News station CBS2 says the 12-week-old Goffin's cockatoo was taken on Saturday from For Birds Only, a store in Mineola. 

Suicide bomber hits Baghdad ice cream parlour

Baghdad - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular Baghdad ice cream parlour, killing at least eight people, security officials said on Tuesday.
The overnight attack in the Karrada district in central Baghdad also wounded at least 30 people, officials said.
The Islamic State group-linked Amaq propaganda agency said the suicide bomber targeted a "gathering of Shi'ites."

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

Kuala Lumpur — A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half-brother has written to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much".
Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian, appeared in court on Tuesday along with a second suspect, Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam.

The Wedding That Never Happened [inspirational story]

Nonso and Ada were two love birds who just couldn’t keep away from each other. Everybody in the village knew that it was a sure thing that one day they would get married. So it was not a big surprise when Nonso and his kinsmen came to Ada’s parents to ask for her hand in marriage. A date was soon fixed for the wedding. Ada and Nonso were extremely excited and looked forward to their wedding. They were counting down to that great day. 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Acid attack survivor, after undergoing 17 surgeries on her face marries the love of her life

An Indian acid-attack victim whose face was severely deformed and needed 17 surgeries following the attack has finally married the love of her life.
The life of 26-year-old Lalita Ben Bansi, took a turn for the worse in 2012, when her cousin threw acid at her over some minor argument and had to undergo a successful 17 surgeries to partially fix her face.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

BA cancels all Saturday flights from London

London - British Airways said it had cancelled all flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of Saturday after an IT systems failure.
The airline had earlier said all flights from the two airports had been cancelled up to 17:00GMT, but a spokesperson later said that all flights for Saturday had been grounded.

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

Riyadh - The world's 1.5 billion Muslims on Saturday began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, blighted by conflict and bloodshed in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Libya.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam during which Muslims are supposed to devote themselves to praying, giving to charity and fasting from dawn to dusk.
It is sacred because tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during that month.

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: Report

Washington - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, the Washington Post has reported.

Kushner, then and now a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, the Post said, quoting US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack

Berlin - Former US President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday he was "heartbroken" by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester.
"We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester... it's a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they're different," Obama told a crowd at the German capital's Brandenburg Gate.

Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said.

All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition.
“We are all in shock following this action,” said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras. “We condemn this appalling action without reservation and with all our heart wish Mr. Papademos the best.”

UK police find ‘significant’ evidence; May slams US on leaks

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media.

Trump handshake showdown: France’s Macron just won’t let go

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron.
At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Breaking News: Machester United won Ajax by 2 goals to nothing

Breaking News: Machester United won Ajax by 2 goals to nothing

Having previously clashed, Trump and Pope Francis meet 2017-05-2

Vatican City - President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed, concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions.

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

Manila - Islamist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest, the Catholic Church said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Apparent suicide bomber at Ariana Grande concert kills 22

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled.

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Trump condemns ‘evil losers’ who carried out concert attack

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump condemned the “evil losers” responsible for the deadly attack on concert-goers in England Tuesday and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence.

The Latest: David Beckham saddened by Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local):
10:15 a.m.
Former Manchester United soccer star David Beckham posted on Facebook: “As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy.”
In targeting Manchester, the attacker struck at one of Britain’s cultural hearts. The once gritty industrial city, with London and Liverpool, has been one of the main cultural influences on modern Britain, with its iconic Manchester United football team, its cross-city rival City and chart-toppers Oasis, The Smiths and other globally famous bands. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher tweeted that he is “in total shock and absolutely devastated.”
Peter Hook of Manchester bands New Order and Joy Division tweeted that his daughter “made it home safe” from the Ariana Grande concert and added: My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong.”
An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in Manchester, northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said was being treated as a terrorist attack. (May 23)
10:05 a.m.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced the “ugly terrorist attack” in Manchester, speaking after a West Bank meeting with President Donald Trump. Abbas says he is sending his condolences to the British prime minister, the British people and the families of the victims.
Both Trump and the Palestinian leader opened their remarks with a condemnation of the attack in which 22 people were killed by a bomb blast during a concert in the city in northern England.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM (AP) — Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he already may have made history.
The president’s flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

we are ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile says North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it’s ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile’s combat readiness and is an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies.

Growing grassroots movements confronting school sex assault

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis’ human rights failings

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the “magnificent” kingdom and “the grandeur of this remarkable place.”
Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record.
“We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,” Trump declared Sunday.

Bomb Exploded at Thailand Hospital, 25 wounded-Police

Bangkok – A bomb exploded at a military-run hospital in Bangkok on Monday, on the third anniversary of a military coup, and police said 25 people were wounded.
Investigators found remnants of batteries and wires at the scene of the blast on the ground floor of Phramongkutklao Hospital, said Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief.

latest solid-fuel missile test successful says North Korea

Seoul — North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile on Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un.
The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed on Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in February. South Korea and the US had earlier described Sunday's missile as medium-range.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Moji Olaiya’s daughter: I spoke to my mum the day she died

With drawn and solemn looks on the faces of the people seated, it was all too apparent that grief was the reason for their gathering. Bitter hisses were accompanied by intermittent wails to create an unpleasant soundtrack of sorrow and tears.

See What Happened To A Little Girl After Taking Injection From A Nurse

As shared by a witness...
Hey fam..... when u take a look at this pictures what comes to mind, burns? Hot water or fire.... But it's neither of those. This was caused by an injection reaction (that's what the doctor called it!)

Nude Protest: Army Denies Molestation Of IPOB Women

The Nigerian Army has denied molesting members of the women wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia State.
IPOB, through its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, had on Friday alleged that the women were beaten up and their cloths torn by soldiers during their meeting in Abiriba.

We boomed and kill 35 in iraq says ISIS

Baghdad - Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on Saturday.
The bombings came as Iraqi forces battle ISIS in Mosul in a massive operation launched more than seven months ago to retake the country's second city from the jihadists.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions.
South Korea described the launch, the second in a week and the eighth this year, as "reckless and irresponsible" while the US military stressed "ironclad commitment" to defend its allies in the region.

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

San Francisco - A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.
In an interview with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing".,

Anti-terror fight 'not a battle between different faiths': Says Trump

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump will launch an appeal to confront "Islamist extremism" on Sunday, telling dozens of Muslim leaders in a speech that it "is not a battle between different faiths".
"This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it," Trump will say in Saudi Arabia, according to excerpts released by the White House.
"This is a battle between good and evil."

Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for after securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Rouhani sealed a second term in the office after he won with more than 57% percent of the votes in Friday's election. His principlist rival, Ebrahim Raisi, received 38% percent.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, feted by the wealthy kingdom as he aims to forge strong alliances to combat terrorism while pushing past the multiple controversies threatening to engulf his young administration.
For one day, anyway, Trump appeared successful in keeping his domestic woes an ocean away, as he basked in the pageantry that began with an elaborate airport welcome ceremony punctuated by a military flyover and a handshake from Saudi King Salman.

NY enclave with Nazi roots agrees to change policies

Yaphank - A New York enclave with a history of Nazi affiliation in the 1930s has agreed to change its policies that limited home ownership to people of German descent.
The German American Settlement League has settled a discrimination case brought by New York state. The enclave in Yaphank, on eastern Long Island, has agreed to replace its leadership and comply with all state and federal housing laws.

Woman cuts off genitals of 'rapist' holy man

New Delhi - An Indian woman has cut off a Hindu religious teacher's genital after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said on Saturday.
The 23-year-old law student was at her home in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram when she says she was attacked by the 54-year-old man.

2 100 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Rome - The Italian coast guard says about 2 100 migrants have been rescued at sea to be brought to safety in Italy.
Among those rescued the past few days is a six-week-old boy, one of seven migrants transferred to a coast guard motorboat to be sped to a medical facility. One body was also recovered.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - Accompanying her husband on his first international trip, US First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens.
But one thing was missing from her black and gold-belted ensemble: a head scarf.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Man who ran over pedestrians in New York was 'hearing voices'

New York - A man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the US and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks before a row of steel security barriers finally stopped him told police he was "hearing voices," law enforcement officials said.

Trump says Venezuela crisis a 'disgrace to humanity'

Washington -US President Donald Trump on Thursday called the situation in Venezuela a "disgrace to humanity" and said the deadly political crisis was possibly the worst of its kind in decades.
"We haven't really seen a problem like that... in decades, in terms of the kind of violence that we're witnessing," Trump told a press conference with visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Horrible: 11 men kidnapped and raped a 22 year old pregnant woman in south africa

Police have set up a task team to investigate a series of killings of women in Gauteng in the past few days‚ according to a report.

The Sowetan reported on Wednesday that four more deaths and said the women’s bodies were dumped in Soweto.

Woman Delivers Sextuplets (3 Boys, 3 Girls) After 17 Years Of Marriage

A Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Adeboye has delivered a set of sextuplets after 17 years of marriage.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Italy adopts anti-trolling law to protect minors

Rome - Italy on Wednesday adopted a law to combat cyber harassment, allowing young people who are bullied online to have the "trolling" comments speedily removed in a bid to stop teenage suicides and self-harm.
Lawmakers unanimously passed the bill which makes it illegal to post insults or defamatory messages against a minor online, to blackmail them on the internet or steal their identities.

India schoolgirls end hunger strike over sexual harassment

New Delhi - Around a dozen Indian teenagers called off a week-long hunger strike on Wednesday after authorities stepped in to ensure they would not face sexual harassment travelling to school.
The girls began protesting last week after being harassed by men en route to their new high school in Rewari district in Haryana state, said local police chief Sangeeta Kalia.