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A Commercial Plane Has Crashed in Southern Iran, Likely Killing All 65 People on Board

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 03:55

Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged under crushing sanctions

Canada's Trudeau begins India trip with Taj Mahal visit

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 03:54

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed for a family portrait before marvelling at the legendary marble monument frequently visited by foreign leaders during roadshows to India. It was Trudeau's first visit to India since taking office in 2015.

Top GOP Donor Won’t Back Candidates Unless They Support Assault Weapons Ban

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 02:52

Following Wednesday’s shooting massacre at a Florida high school, a top Republican political donor has taken a stand for gun control ― by tightening his purse strings.

Bernie Sanders: 'Maybe [Obama] should have done more' on Russia

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 02:13

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says that President Obama was in a difficult position when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Paul Manafort Accused Of Bank Fraud In New Mueller Court Documents

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 01:58

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of bank fraud that wasn’t part of the original indictment against him, according to court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller.

U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:52

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The U.S. has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by U.S. strikes to repel the Feb. 7 attack.

Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:41

.@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:13

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.

Trump Blames Democrats For Lack Of Gun Control Laws

Top Stories - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:03

As gun violence survivors and others demand stricter gun control laws in wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, President Donald Trump has found a scapegoat to blame for the lack of reform: the Democrats.

Gus Kenworthy and His Boyfriend Kissed on TV at the Olympics and Fans Are Ecstatic

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:39

He is one of the first openly gay Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics

Thirteen killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:21

Thirteen people were killed in southern Mexico when a minister's helicopter crash-landed on its way to the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that rattled the region, officials said Saturday. The 7.2 magnitude quake caused only material damage when it struck late Friday, but it triggered a tragedy in the town of Santiago Jamiltepec in Oaxaca state, where the chopper landed on its side, crushing a van. On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:18

Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body. Takao Someya, the University of Tokyo professor who developed the device, envisions it as a boon for medical professionals with bed-ridden or far-flung patients, as well as family living far from their relatives.

Moon won't discuss possible summit with North Korea's Kim

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:31

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of its nuclear bombs.

Government urges councils to waive road closure charges for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 19:01

The government is urging councils to waive their charges for road closures on May 19, in the hopes of encouraging Britain to celebrate the Royal wedding with thousands of street parties. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fall on a Saturday, the same day as the FA Cup final, with leaders hoping the mood of celebration will buoy the public. They today launch a “handy guide” to throwing a street party, reminding keen organisers to get in touch with local councils in good time to plan road closures and insurance. Information from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government States: “Many councils, from Bromley to Salford, have already announced that they are waiving charges for street party road closures, making it easier and cheaper than ever to hold celebrations. “The government is urging other councils to follow suit.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 saw bank holiday street parties held throughout Britain, including on Downing Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Cardiff, in pictures There will be no extra day off for the marriage of Prince Harry, fifth-in-Line to the throne, and Meghan Markle, who wed at Windsor Castle on May 19 before taking a carriage ride around the town to greet those who have turned up to see them. Chris Gittins, who runs streetparty.org.uk, said the celebrations will show a “fantastic part of British culture", adding: “It's a rare excuse to meet neighbours really, a traditional excuse to meet neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere.” Guy Oliver, from the Old Barn Inn in Glooston, said they would be throwing a street party to encourage people to “come together in a community”. "It'll be a few union jacks and we're going to serve food to everyone's taste,” he said. Sandra Hastings, founder of Newcastle-based charity Silverline Memories which helps those with dementia, said she is planning a “good old-fashioned party with bunting, and red white and blue balloons, and trestle tables with tonnes of homemade food". "At our charity we provide people with the opportunity to do things they wouldn't have done otherwise, and take any excuse for a knees up,” she said. Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State said: “We’ve made it easier than ever for local residents from all backgrounds to come together to celebrate the royalwedding and we hope councils will get into the spirit by helping people wishing to organise street parties. “With the FA Cup final taking place on the same day, there's never been a better reason to hold a street party and our updated guidance makes clear the steps residents need to take to ensure an enjoyable and safe day is had by all.”

Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:42

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ― Something powerful is happening in Florida.

Israel slams Polish PM for WWII 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:45

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli politicians accused Poland's prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed "Jewish perpetrators," setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland's new bill criminalizing the mention of Polish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide.

Post-Columbine generation demands action on guns: 'We don't deserve this'

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:00

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school attend a memorial following the attack that killed 17 students and teachers. Unsure whether he would be a victim or survivor of the mass shooting taking place outside his Florida classroom, 14-year-old Aidan Minoff sent an eight-word tweet. “I am in a school shooting right now ... ” Aidan said, before the world knew the day would end with 17 students and teachers dead.

Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:38

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

No, Fidel Castro Is Not Justin Trudeau's Father

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:03

Despite what the internet seems to think

Apple 'repeatedly calls emergency services' after multiple employees injured walking into glass panes at new HQ

Top Stories - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:33

Apple’s new 175-acre headquarters, centred on a glass ring which hosts 12,000 staff, has become an architectural fascination since the first designs were unveiled seven years ago. Apple employees reportedly keep walking into the glass panels which form the walls of the spaceship-like building. The building, in Cupertino, California, is surrounded by 50ft curved glass panels - the largest in the world.


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