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China now has more warships than the U.S - CSIS

China now has more warships than the U.S - CSIS The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), informally known as the Chinese Navy, recently hit a landmark number of 300 ships—thirteen more than the U.S. Navy. Although admittedly imposing, the number doesn’t tell the whole story. America’s fleet is much larger on a ship-by-ship basis, including eleven nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and an...... more

Snake kills Judge

Snake kills Judge South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba – one of the most venomous snakes – while on holiday in Zambia. “We are devastated. No words. What an incredible man. His wife, Catherine, is still on her own in Zambia. They were...... more

US measles outbreak climbs to 880 with 41 new cases

US measles outbreak climbs to 880 with 41 new cases The number of measles cases in the United States has climbed to 880 with 41 new cases reported this week, according to a weekly report published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While the rise in cases has not been as dramatic as previous weeks, this year’s outbreak is...... more

Tax: U.S court rules against Trump, backs Congress

Tax: U.S court rules against Trump, backs Congress President Donald Trump has lost the first round of his legal battle against the U.S Congress in blocking it from having access to his and company’s tax papers.  Judge Amit Mehta of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Monday against Trump’s lawsuit to stop a subpoena...... more

Huawei crackdown weighs on US stocks

Huawei crackdown weighs on US stocks US technology stocks fall amid fears of a crackdown on Huawei Technologies, and S&P 500 technology sector slips nearly 2 per cent.  United States stock markets were lower on Monday as a US crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies raised concerns of a bigger impact on chipmakers and stoked fears of an...... more

Trump threatens ‘the official end of Iran’ as tension escalates

Trump threatens ‘the official end of Iran’ as tension escalates President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would “be the official end of Iran.” “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump said in a tweet. “Never threaten the United States again!” The...... more

Billionaire stuns college graduates, to pay off their loans

Billionaire stuns college graduates, to pay off their loans An African-American billionaire technology investor Robert F. Smith stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta when he pledged to pay off their student loans. The Associated Press estimated the loans to be up to $40 million. Smith, this year’s commencement speaker, made the announcement while addressing nearly 400...... more

Ethiopian Prime Minister hosts ‘the most expensive dinner’

Ethiopian Prime Minister hosts ‘the most expensive dinner’ Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hosted 200 business people and representatives from several organisations for a Sunday dinner dubbed “the most expensive in the country”. Guests had to pay $173,000 (£136,000) to dine at the palace of a former emperor of the country, Menelik. The event was held to help reach...... more

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations Final results showed that Swiss voters overwhelmingly supported reforming their gun laws, with 63.7 per cent casting their ballot in favour. The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc....... more

Oprah Winfrey donates $500, 000 gift to New Jersey high school

Oprah Winfrey donates $500, 000 gift to New Jersey high school The master of gift giving, Oprah Winfrey, dropped by a New Jersey High School on Friday to surprise students and faculty with a pizza party, as well as to announce she's donating $500,000 to their after-school programme. Oprah received word of a program at Wide Side High School in Newark called...... more

Trump breaks silence amid abortion ban row

Trump breaks silence amid abortion ban row US President Donald Trump has outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several states. Mr Trump said he was against abortion except in cases of rape, incest or a "serious health risk" to the mother. His stance on what is a divisive election...... more

Video sting brings down Austrian Government

Video sting brings down Austrian Government Austria raced Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece. The far-right Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache resigned as vice...... more

Germany to pay €10,000 to each victim of Nazi paedophile sect

Germany to pay €10,000 to each victim of Nazi paedophile sect Germany said Friday it would pay compensation of up to €10,000 each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect “Colonia Dignidad” in Chile. The news came the week after German prosecutors dropped their case against the sect's former doctor Hartmut Hopp, 74, citing a lack of evidence that he was...... more

Hospital apologises after stillborn baby is flushed down the toilet by mistake

Hospital apologises after stillborn baby is flushed down the toilet by mistake A Japanese hospital has apologised after a cleaner flushed a stillborn baby down the toilet by mistake, leaving the mother traumatised by the sound of the chain being pulled. Mail Online reported on Friday that the mother had given birth at 14-weeks to the stillborn baby while in the bathroom of...... more

Vice Chancellor resigns over video scandal

Vice Chancellor resigns over video scandal Austrian far-right Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned Saturday following explosive revelations from a hidden-camera sting. “I tendered my resignation as vice-chancellor of Austria to Chancellor Kurz, and he accepted this decision,” a visibly emotional Strache said in a televised statement.  (Channels TV)  ... more

Boris Johnson favourite to succeed Theresa May – Poll

Boris Johnson favourite to succeed Theresa May – Poll A public opinion poll suggests that pro-Brexit Boris Johnson, the ex-mayor of London and Britain’s former foreign secretary, has the best shot at succeeding Theresa May as prime minister. Johnson has the backing of 39 per cent of Conservative party members questioned by YouGov in a poll conducted this week for...... more

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to...... more

UK issues travel warning for British-Iranian nationals

British-Iranian dual nationals should avoid all travels to Iran, the British Foreign Office said. In a statement, the Foreign Office said it has changed its travel advice because of the Iranian government’s “continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment of dual nationals.” “The advice has also changed because of Iranian citizen links with...... more

737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes. The company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman of the company says. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the...... more

EU boosts war against corruption, fake goods

EU boosts war against corruption, fake goods The ongoing purge against corruption and counterfeiting in Kenya has received a major boost as the European Union (EU) envoys declare their support on a crackdown. Kenya has since the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as President declared war against ravaging corruption and faking of goods. The Ambassadors met the President in...... more

Nigeria’s Steve Babaekonamed Direct Lions Jury Member as Cannes Lions releases final list

Nigeria’s Steve Babaekonamed Direct Lions Jury Member as Cannes Lions releases final list  The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the final names of the 2019 jury members, representing a diverse mix of disciplines from across the global industry. Cannes Lions is committed to improving diversity and gender balance across its juries. In 2019, 48% of jury members are female, up from...... more

Mass same-sex weddings planned in Taiwan

Mass same-sex weddings planned in Taiwan Hsu Pei-chieh and her partner Yang Hsun are tired of trying to explain their relationship to everyone else.    They’re going steady and share everything down to a parking pass. Hsu, 30, and Yang, 29, want to tell the outside world they’re spouses because they already call each other “wife.”  ...... more

Accident: US air attack kills 8 policemen in Afghanistan

Accident: US air attack kills 8 policemen in Afghanistan   An air attack has killed at least eight policemen by mistake during a battle with the Taliban outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the United States military and Afghan officials said. Colonel Dave Butler, Spokesman for US Forces Afghanistan, said Afghan security forces had...... more

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy bound for trial

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy bound for trial The trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy now appears inevitable after a top court rejected his appeal to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid. According to France24, prosecutors claim Sarkozy spent nearly 43 million euros ($51 million) on his lavish re-election bid — almost double...... more

China threatens U.S over Huawei sanctions

China threatens U.S over Huawei sanctions   China has threatened to retaliate against the US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take action. The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively blocked Huawei...... more

Khashoggi's fiancée gives US testimony •Says 'world has done nothing'

Khashoggi's fiancée gives US testimony •Says 'world has done nothing' Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, appeared before a US House of Representatives panel on Thursday to share her love for her fiance and call for a US-sponsored international investigation into his killing. But US legislators, while sympathetic to her cause, have been unable to offer concrete...... more

Taiwan legalises same sex marriage, first in Asia

Taiwan legalises same sex marriage, first in Asia In what has been touted as the first in Asia, Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and another clause that would let them apply...... more

Fighter jet crashes into warehouse

Fighter jet crashes into warehouse An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just off March Air Reserve Base in Perris, California. The pilot ejected before impact just off the end of the runway, Maj. Perry Covington said. The pilot was taken to a hospital to be checked out but has no major injuries, said...... more

Doctor poisons 17 people

Doctor poisons 17 people A criminal investigation has been launched against a French doctor over the poisoning of 17 people in France. Frédéric Péchier, an anaesthesiologist, has already been investigated for seven other cases of poisoning, in total leading to nine deaths. Prosecutors allege he deliberately tampered with his colleagues’ anaesthesia pouches to create an...... more

Trump announces sweeping US immigration plan

Trump announces sweeping US immigration plan A proposed “fair, modern and legal” overhaul of the American immigration system, which lawmakers from both major U.S. parties contend has little chance of winning congressional approval, was announced Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump. “Random selection is contrary to American values and blocks out many qualified potential immigrants who have...... more

 

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