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Irish expats in Australia await abortion referendum result

Irish expats in Australia await abortion referendum result After many recent years of concerns over women dying or traveling out of the country to access such services, between 2017 and 2018, the center-right government under Prime Minister Leo Varadkar , the country's first multi-racial and openly gay head of government, have made a decision to allow the referendum on the constitutional amendment's repeal to be set for May. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mekunu Intensifies Into 'Extremely Severe, IMD Issues Fresh Warning

Cyclone Mekunu Intensifies Into 'Extremely Severe, IMD Issues Fresh Warning According to an Al Jazeera report, there are high chances of the storm gathering energy, and becoming a Category 3 system before it makes landfall especially "with sea surface temperatures in that region of the Arabian Sea between 31 and 32 degrees Celsius, and low wind shear (a change of wind speed and direction with height)". [Full Article...]

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country's socialist government unexpectedly released him. There has not been any official confirmation or comment from President Nicolás Maduro's government. "I could not be more honored to be able to reunite Josh with his sweet, long... [Full Article...]

Indiana Middle School Shooting Suspect in Custody After 2 Hospitalized

Indiana Middle School Shooting Suspect in Custody After 2 Hospitalized Vedder said when he heard on the news that the injured teacher was a seventh-grade science teacher, "I knew it had to be him". One said she used an app to track her son there and that was the way she knew he was safe. Neighbors told him they had seen FBI and ATF teams arrive in unmarked cars around 11:30 a.m. and described the home that appeared to be the focus of the investigation as "newer h... [Full Article...]

Moon, Kim meet again at Panmunjeom

Moon, Kim meet again at Panmunjeom State Department officials would leave for Singapore on schedule this weekend to prepare for a possible summit there. President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim on Thursday, though he later said both sides are "having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating" it, leaving the door open for further negotiation. [Full Article...]

Ireland ends abortion ban in landslide vote

Ireland ends abortion ban in landslide vote Vote-counting began at 0800 GMT across the country on Saturday, with the first indication of official results expected mid-morning. Irish law now recognises equal rights to life for a mother and for an unborn child, making abortion illegal except in cases where the woman's life is at risk. [Full Article...]

Putin says 'all is not lost' to save Iran nuclear deal

Putin says 'all is not lost' to save Iran nuclear deal Earlier in the day, speaking at an annual economic forum, Putin sharply criticized Trump's decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying it could trigger risky instability. France joined Western countries in expelling Russian diplomats after the attempted murder of a former Russian spy in the British city of Salisbury on March 4, allegedly with a secret chemical weapon manufactured in ... [Full Article...]

Trump says detained American released in Venezuela

He had planned to spend several months in Caracas that summer with his new wife and her two daughters, to secure their visas so they could move with him to the U.S. Corker left an hour later; neither the senator nor the president made any statements. Holt is a native of Utah . Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced Saturday that the Trump administration has secured the release of Joshua Holt, 26, ... [Full Article...]

Korean leaders meet a second time, without Trump

Korean leaders meet a second time, without Trump Moon is expected to announce further details of the meeting on Sunday morning. The statement follows media reports of a rift between Trump national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over U.S. Trump suggested the two sides were again speaking after an abrupt silence from North Korea prompted USA officials to worry. It was the first time leaders from the two count... [Full Article...]

Beach weather looks less than ideal for Memorial Day weekend

Beach weather looks less than ideal for Memorial Day weekend The NHC expects the storm to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday around the MS or Alabama coast, at which point its strength should decrease and it will become a tropical depression . The NWS said a flash flood watch would be in effect from Saturday evening through Tuesday evening for southeastern MS, much of southern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle. [Full Article...]

NY parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

NY parents win legal battle to evict son, 30 A letter to Michael dated February 2 reads: "We have decided that you must leave this house immediately". Three more notes were sent over the course of six weeks - with one even offering Michael $1,100 "so you can find a place to stay" and another suggesting options to either fix or get rid of his broken vehicle. [Full Article...]

Forecasters Predict Central Pacific Could See Up To 6 Hurricanes This Season

Forecasters Predict Central Pacific Could See Up To 6 Hurricanes This Season Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are now near their long-term average values, according to the researchers at Colorado State. Last year, NOAA initially predicted an extremely active season, forecasting 11 to 17 named storms - including up to nine hurricanes. [Full Article...]

Australian Woman Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling

Australian Woman Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling The court has previously heard Ms Exposto fell victim to an internet romance scam and that she was tricked into believing she was in Shanghai to lodge documents for her online boyfriend's retirement from service in the United States army. "The accused closed an eye to the truth as she should have checked what was in the bag", government lawyer Muhammad Azmi Mashud told reporters. Convinced that ... [Full Article...]

Trump considering 25 pct tariffs on vehicle imports

Trump considering 25 pct tariffs on vehicle imports It has, though, driven the U.S.'s trade policy even further off-road. The Commerce Department said the investigation will cover cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and automotive parts. Reuters reports that as of last week, U.S. trade officials said that the U.S., Canada and Mexico remained "nowhere close to a deal" regarding NAFTA renegotiations. [Full Article...]

Road rage suspect hits man with sledgehammer

Road rage suspect hits man with sledgehammer Also, Philadelphia Police Spokesperson Captain Sekou Kinebrew said the victims have not come forward, which is kind of unusual. The driver of the pickup blocks the SUV and gets out, holding a sledgehammer. An SUV passenger falls out of the vehicle at one point. The driver of the pickup truck then strikes the passenger with the sledgehammer before breaking the rear window of the SUV. [Full Article...]

Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma Restaurant

Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma Restaurant Two other people were injured as they tried to flee the scene, and only suffered minor injuries. Mathews said it's unlikely either of the civilian shooters will face criminal charges, but said that decision will be made by Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater's office once the investigation is completed. [Full Article...]

Baby girl dies in hot Nashville vehicle after dad 'forgets about her'

Baby girl dies in hot Nashville vehicle after dad 'forgets about her' The baby was taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. The child's adoptive mother found her outside the couple's Nashville home. Nashville police said the man forgot about the girl after dropping her sibling off at daycare. She removed Katera from the pickup truck and began CPR until paramedics arrived. [Full Article...]

China may have convinced the USA to ease up on ZTE sanctions

China may have convinced the USA to ease up on ZTE sanctions He said it was a punishment "in name only" and warned the president against taking a softer stance on ZTE in exchange for promises of increased Chinese purchases of USA goods. The basic problem is what it's always been: Rather than firmly side with "globalists" like Steve Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow or nationalists like Peter Navarro and Robert Lightizer, Trump has staffed up with members of both... [Full Article...]

Government favours long-term solution on fuel prices

Government favours long-term solution on fuel prices On the other hand, Mumbai prices were the country's highest - Rs 84.99 for petrol and Rs 72.76 for diesel. Explaining reasons behind the rise in petroleum prices, Bihar Petroleum Dealers Association (BPDA) president Prabhat Kumar Sinha told this newspaper on Wednesday: "This dynamic pricing can be attributed to the rising global crude oil prices and also the rising exchange rates of dollars over... [Full Article...]

Big night for women in primaries

Big night for women in primaries Tuesday night's biggest news was Stacey Abrams's huge win over Stacey Evans in the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Georgia. Meanwhile, in the House, it's possible that the distribution of seats and composition of district lines mean Democrats could win the most votes nationally, but remain in the House minority. [Full Article...]


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