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Parents hit with £100,000 bill after child knocks over a statue

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:37

A family has been asked to pay nearly £100,000 after a child knocked over a valuable sculpture in a community centre. The five-year-old boy was caught on CCTV touching the artwork in the community centre in Overland Park, Kansas. Now the community centre want the boy’s mother, Sarah Goodman, to pay for the the Aphrodite di Kansas City work which has been valued at $132,000 (£99,400).


Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parents

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:35

MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas where a protest was held in support of all the children held inside without their parents.


Suspect dead, 20 hurt in shooting at US arts festival

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:20

At least 20 people were hurt early Sunday in a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, that also left one suspect dead, a local prosecutor said. "Multiple individuals opened fire" inside the festival venue shortly before 3:00 am, Mercer County chief prosecutor Angelo Onofri told reporters. Among the injured at the Art All-Night Trenton event was a 13-year-old boy in critical condition.


Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:18

Turkish warplanes killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq's Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck a meeting of the outlawed PKK in Qandil, where he believed high-profile militants had been hit.


Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:23

Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.


Jeff Sessions Has Got The Bible All Wrong

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:00

The U.S. government has historically used the bible as a weapon, citing it as


New Jersey shooting: 20 injured and one suspect dead at 'massive crime scene' at arts festival

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:14

At least 20 people have been hurt and one suspected shooter killed, after gunfire broke out at an all-night art festival in New Jersey. A total of 16 of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds and four of those hurt – among them a 13-year-old boy – were in a critical condition, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. Mr Onofri said the shooting broke out in the early hours of Sunday, at the event in the city of Trenton.


Israel strikes at launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:55

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck a vehicle early Sunday belonging to someone who sent burning kites into Israel from Gaza. No one was injured in the strike, but it marks an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on agriculture in southern Israel in recent weeks. Burning kites set fields ablaze in more than a dozen locations on a hot, windy, dry Saturday. Gazans began flying kites with burning rags attached to them during the mass protests against the Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory. Israeli troops have fired on the protesters, killing more than 100 since the weekly demonstrations began in March. The Israeli military says militants have used the protests as cover to carry out attacks and to try to breach the border fence. The Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, has led the protests. Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for the fires. While Israel has been mostly successful in thwarting militant infiltration attempts and rocket fire, it has struggled to stop the low-tech kites drifting into its territory. A parliamentary committee last week said the fires have destroyed more than 6,000 acres of land in recent weeks, causing some £1.5 million in damages. Israel says it plans to deduct from tax funds it collects for the Palestinians to compensate farmers. A fire burns in scrubland in Israel near the Gaza Strip, in an area where Palestinians have been causing blazes by flying kites and balloons loaded with flammable material Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS The military says its drones have been able to shoot down more than 90 per cent of the kites and flaming balloons, and that it will continue targeting them. Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett compared the kites to rockets, and said the response should be the same. "We should not wait until Israeli citizens are hurt and only then wake up," he said. In the West Bank, meanwhile, Israeli police evicted Jewish settlers from 10 homes they had built in violation of Israeli law. Israel captured the West Bank along with east Jerusalem in the 1967 war and today about 600,000 settlers live in those areas. Most of the international community considers settlements to be either illegal or illegitimate. Israel's Supreme Court often rules that structures built illegally have to be evacuated and demolished. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 11 officers were wounded in scuffles and that police arrested six protesters for violence. 


Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:17

(Reuters) - The battle for the port of Hodeidah could become a turning point in Yemen's civil war. The following is a timeline of the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country's slide into violence and how the conflict has developed. Unification of north and south Yemen to form a single state under president Ali Abdullah Saleh.


'Holy grail for urban explorers': Abandoned airport frozen in time

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 06:24

The small airport allowed predominantly wealthier individuals to leave Cyprus, until it was bombed and left to decay in 1974.


Schiff: Nunes didn't share intel, 'first that we've heard about' FBI information

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 03:01

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, tells Chuck Todd that his counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), didn't share information he received from the FBI.


Kellyanne: 'As a mother, as a Catholic' nobody likes family separation policy

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:43

Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway tells Chuck Todd Democrats are holding up the funding for family detention center funding, during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press


Full Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody likes' immigration policy separating families

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:23

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump, tells Chuck Todd that migration and the White House family separation policy can only be solved with Democrats' help.


Trump goes on offense against political opponents after North Korea

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:01

In 51 minutes on the White House North lawn, President Trump served up a series of falsehoods, shortly before his former campaign chairman was sent to jail.


Like 'Star Trek': voice shopping seen as new frontier

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 23:36

Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new "conversational commerce" channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice commands, are offering new choices to consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to order goods and services.


America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It Right

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 23:01

The Trump Administration has been better than its predecessors when it comes to Asia. The United States Commerce Department has granted Chinese telecom company, ZTE, a reprieve from a seven-year ban on using U.S.-made parts—a bad that was effectively a corporate death sentence. This is going to hurt ZTE—and China’s Communist Party (CCP).


Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:03

Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Francis made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to a members of a confederation of Italian family associations. Francis then spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if a fetus has any illnesses or malformations.


AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.


Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:39

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, it turns out, his own son.


Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:40

Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. OPEC and Russia decided together in 2016 to cut their supply in order to push prices up following a crash induced by a global crude production glut. An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela has changed the scenario for the two countries and members of the oil cartel.


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