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Selfies are now a ‘major health problem’ as hundreds die taking pics

Selfies are now a ‘major health problem’ as hundreds die taking pics Most of the victims were men aged under 30. Even though women take more selfies overall, more men died in selfie-related incidents because they tend to take more risks. I don't take selfies. Efforts to dissuade people from taking risky selfies has already been attempted in multiple countries, including India, Russia and Indonesia. [Full Article...]

USA indicts seven Russian intel agents in hacking conspiracy

Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady said during a news conference in Washington announcing the indictment of seven Russian military spies on charges including conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, wire fraud and money laundering. [Full Article...]

USA threatens Russian Federation with military strike

USA threatens Russian Federation with military strike The U.S. ambassador to NATO has said that if necessary, the United States would consider destroying a Russian missile system that Washington contends Moscow is developing in violation of a nuclear arms treaty. The alliance remains concerned about Russia's lack of respect for its global commitments, including the INF Treaty, which banned a whole category of weapons and is a crucial element of w... [Full Article...]

FBI Report on Kavanaugh Draws Partisan Reactions

FBI Report on Kavanaugh Draws Partisan Reactions The report, sent by the White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the middle of the night, was denounced by Democrats as a whitewash that was too narrow in scope and ignored critical witnesses. Investigators spoke to Ms Ramirez for more than two hours on Sunday, and she provided a list of more than 20 possible witnesses. He provided no specifics. [Full Article...]

Gender-reveal party accident leaves border agent bearing guilt for wildfire

Gender-reveal party accident leaves border agent bearing guilt for wildfire Due to 40mph winds, the fire quickly grew rapidly, spreading for an estimated 47,000 acres. The Attorney's Office said that Dickey immediately reported the fire to law enforcement and cooperated with authorities. People have also been critical of the trend for reaffirming gender stereotypes. Days after the fire started, The U.S. Border Patrol said one of its agents was being investigated for p... [Full Article...]

Putin calls former Russian spy poisoned in Britain a 'scumbag'

Putin calls former Russian spy poisoned in Britain a 'scumbag' But Wednesday's comments were the first time since the worldwide incident that Putin addressed Skripal himself. "He was simply a spy". The Russian leader, a former intelligence officer himself, said the Skripal scandal had been artificially exaggerated, but he thought it would fade from the headlines at some point. [Full Article...]

May appeals for party unity at 'toughest phase' of Brexit

May appeals for party unity at 'toughest phase' of Brexit And she announced a new cancer strategy to increase early detection of the illness and save 55,000 lives a year by 2028, along with a ninth successive annual freeze in fuel duty. "But it's going to be more of the same, let's get behind Chequers". Mr Johnson used his appearance on Tuesday to make the case for greater economic freedom after Brexit and lower taxes. [Full Article...]

How the Kavanaugh travesty is changing the Senate

She says Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge , witnessed the attack and that two laughed at her. The FBI must examine the veracity of Kavanaugh's statements under oath in addition to the sexual assault allegations against him. James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman year roommate at Yale, told CNN he characterises Kavanaugh as a "heavy drinker", and someone who became "aggressive and belligerent when ... [Full Article...]

Volcano erupts on Indonesian island days after tsunami

Volcano erupts on Indonesian island days after tsunami Initial reports from Red Cross rescuers who reached the outskirts of Donggala district were chilling. While an estimated 148.4 million people live in regions more likely to be hit by earthquakes , about 3.8 million people are at risk of being affected by tsunamis, Nugroho said. [Full Article...]

Saudi king wouldn’t last 2 weeks without USA support: Donald Trump

Saudi king wouldn’t last 2 weeks without USA support: Donald Trump President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the U.S. Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said the country had raised output to 10.7m barrels per day in October and announced a further production hike in November. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford

Susan Collins, Jeff Flake blast Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford That's a very, very hard standard. "I say that it's a very scary time for young men in America", Trump said at a rally in MS where his adoring mostly-white fan base cheered his sneering humiliation of the woman, Christine Blassey Ford . [Full Article...]

US Withdrawing From Treaty With Iran After International Court of Justice Ruling

US Withdrawing From Treaty With Iran After International Court of Justice Ruling The United Nations' highest court ordered the USA to ensure that sanctions against the Islamic Republic that will be strengthened next month do not imperil humanitarian aid or civil aviation in the country. Earlier this year, the United States imposed sanctions to compel Iran to agree to a new nuclear deal. The treaty, which established economic relations and consular rights between the two nation... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana She adds that the castle is a "special place". They are characterized by what was referred to as a "door of no return" - an archway on the seaboard side of the castle which slaves were forced to walk through to be lowered onto boats and taken to cargo ships. [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. The next day, the committee voted yes on the nomination along party lines under a "gentlemen's and -women's agreement" that the FBI would investigate. [Full Article...]

Trump shamelessly mocks Ford at rally as more Kavanaugh dirt surfaces

Trump, while making his case that Kavanaugh deserves a spot on the Supreme Court, told the rally crowd in MS, "I don't even know him". Ford testified that Kavanaugh groped her and attempted to remove her clothing while holding a hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming at a house party when they were both in high school in 1982. [Full Article...]

Trump has sharp words for ABC's Vega, CNN's Collins

Trump has sharp words for ABC's Vega, CNN's Collins The reporter then says, "I'm sorry?" to which he answers, "No, go ahead". Trump, hit back again-this time directly insulting her intelligence. Trump, who held a press conference to discuss a new North Atlantic free trade agreement, agreed to have Vega ask him a question. [Full Article...]

Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns

Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns Charles Harder , Trump's lawyer, told the Times its report was inaccurate. He said that although the statute of limitations has since passed, such actions would have called for an investigation into the defrauding of tenants and tax fraud. [Full Article...]

Key GOP senators make clear they want 'real' investigation on Kavanaugh

Key GOP senators make clear they want 'real' investigation on Kavanaugh Democrats are raising questions both about the truthfulness of Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate and whether he has the temperament for the lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court . "There have been a lot of people over the past year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable". Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin. [Full Article...]

Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon

Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon At least two packages sent to the Pentagon are suspected of containing ricin , a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Fox News . We'll keep you updated. Another Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said all U.S. Postal Service mail received at the screening facility on Monday is under quarantine and "poses no threat to Pentagon personnel". [Full Article...]

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid high-seas collision

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid high-seas collision The Chinese Defense Ministry said Tuesday that one of its naval vessels had warned away the US ship. While the operation was reported by CNN on Sunday, the details about the confrontation emerged Tuesday morning Asia time. "It seems to me that this was deliberate and could have been sanctioned by higher levels as part of the retaliatory moves by China in recent times". China's defence minis... [Full Article...]


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