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Former host of The Daily Show turned 9/11 first responder advocate blasted Sen.Rand Paul after he blocked a vote to permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. The fund provides necessary financial assistance to the first responders who were at Ground Zero on September 11th and are now experiencing medical issues related to that work. Paul prevented the Senate from voting to approve the bill through unanimous consent due to its cost and

Three men were sentenced to death and another to life in prison over the murder of two Scandinavian women who were traveling in Morocco on Thursday, according to BBC News. Abdelsamad al-Joud, Younes Ouziad, and Rashid Afati were convicted of murdering Norweigan national Maren Ueland, 28, and Danish national Louisa Jespersen, 24; while a fourth man, Abderrahmane Khayali, was sentenced to life in prison at the anti-terrorism court in Salé. The young tourists' bodies were uncovered in a remote area

Newly unsealed FBI documents revealed longtime personal lawyer to President Donald Trump Michael Cohen made hush payments to Stormy Daniels after calls between Trump, his aide Hope HIcks, and other executives during the 2016 election, according to The Daily Beast. The documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a number of communications between Cohen, Trump, Hicks, and others on his campaign team over the adult actress who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Trump.

The provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday revealed fatal drug overdoses fell 5.1 percent from 2017 to 2018, the first decrease since the 1990s in overdose deaths, according to Deutsche Welle. “The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “Lives are being saved, and we’re

China and Vietnam have been handling their recent South China Sea stand-off in an unusually restrained manner, leading observers to conclude both nations have learned from their deadly crisis of five years ago.The latest confrontation began two weeks ago when a Chinese geological survey ship began conducting a seismic survey near the Vietnamese-controlled – and China-claimed – Vanguard Reef, and has resulted in coastguard vessels from the two countries patrolling the area.But, unlike a similar…

General News Facebook received a grilling in their Senate hearing yesterday with Sherrod Brown, the banking committee’s highest-ranking Democrat, claiming he would support legislation reining in Libra. He was not persuaded Calibra, Facebook’s wallet subsidiary, would not share user data with the Libra Association consortium. Facebook’s blockchain lead David Marcus showed his trust in the project, claiming he would accept 100 percent of his salary in Libra. Gary Gensler, former CFTC chair, says

The family of a jailed British-Iranian woman says she has been taken to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. The case has fueled tensions between Iran and the UK amid attempts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal. ...

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling In Leo Tolstoy’s “Resurrection,” a Russian novel about prisons and a nobleman who sought redemption for a sin committed years earlier, he wrote of an encounter in which an old man mutters semi-coherently his jailers were the Antichrist. When asked what he meant by this and what ought to be done with those who refuse to obey the law, the old man breaks into a sarcastic laugh. Displaying his teeth, he contemptuously says: “The Law! First, they…

AMMAN - Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha. Amman downgraded its diplomatic representation in June 2017, a few days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain scrapped all ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants, which Doha denies. Zeid al-Lawzi, a senior

An inquest said the three terrorists who killed eight people during an attack at London Bridge were lawfully shot dead by armed police officers after they ignored initial warning shouts on Tuesday, according to BBC News. The jury deliberated for three and a half hours before it reached its decision. Khuram Butt, and his accomplices, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, first ran over several pedestrians during the June 2017 attack before stabbing several more people within 10 minutes. Armed

Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International

Federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday they would not be charging a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner, five years after a video of his death went viral and galvanized the Black Lives Matter Movement, according to USA Today. Federal prosecutors scheduled a press conference in New York's Brooklyn borough, one day after meeting with Garner's family. A spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office in Brooklyn declined to comment on the report ahead of the news

Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing toward Iran Tracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location on Saturday night has raised concerns about the status of the vessel amid heightened tensions

The massive protests that have rattled Hong Kong in recent weeks will put hundreds of thousands of mainland Chinese tourists off visiting the city this year, according to HSBC.The bank believes that the number of visitors from the mainland will continue to grow in 2019, but at a slightly slower rate than it had forecast before people took to the streets in their millions to demonstrate against the now-suspended extradition bill.It has revised down its estimated growth of mainland tourist… ...

The number of people facing starvation has increased over the last three years according to the United Nations' latest report on food security released on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. There are 820 million people suffer from chronic hunger, including 149 million children under the age of five who are stunted due to lack of food. Cindy Holleman, one of the main authors of the report, said there are 96 people around the world who need to have food provided for them so…

There has been a spate of new cases of polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday despite an international effort to help eliminate the disease over the last three decades, according to India Today. The two countries have had a total of 42 polio paralysis cases as of July 10, which World Health Organization officials said amounted to a single large outbreak since most cases are in tribal areas along the shared border. Pakistan had 32 of the cases, compared to only three…

As President Donald Trump continued to lash out at several Democrats on Monday, a day after using racist language telling four Congresswomen to go back from where they came from, a new report released by the Pew Research Center said one in five Americans follow Trump on Twitter. The report also said Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama is followed by seven percent more of U.S. adult Twitter users at 26 percent, according to Yahoo News. Since Twitter users can include institutional and automated

The most delayed airlines flying from the UK have been revealed, with Vueling Airlines ranked the least punctual. Flights operated by the Spanish carrier were 31 minutes late on average in 2018, according to an analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data by Press Association. Vueling is owned by the International Airlines Group, which also owns British Airways and Aer Lingus. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p

The Trump administration filed a regulation on Monday to try and curb the number of Central American migrants who can claim asylum by entering the United States through Mexico on Monday, according to PBS NewsHour. A document filed by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in the Federal Register detailed the regulation which aims to decrease access to the asylum process and could affect a large number of migrants who make a perilous journey from their home countries in Guatemala, El

China confirmed on Monday that a Canadian has been detained on suspicion of drug offences in the east coast city of Yantai.Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday that the authorities in Yantai, a city in Shandong province, had contacted the Canadian embassy and arranged for consular visits.Geng added that the case was not related to the detention of 19 people, including seven foreign language teachers, in Jiangsu province earlier this month.Global Affairs Canada said on Saturday…

General News Bitpoint , the Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange, has discovered another $2.3 million is missing following their $30-million hack last week. Prasos Ltd , a Finland-based firm offering cryptocurrency brokerage and exchange services, has been granted a Payment Institution License (PIL) in the EU – only the third crypto firm in Europe to receive the license. The PIL enables Prasos to offer additional fiat currency payment services for users of its Finnish Coinmotion exchange platform

US President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he was considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, NBC News reported on Monday.Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in the country and ordered government agencies to mine their databases.The 81-year-old commerce… ...

Long-time Slashdot reader hyperfine transition writes: The Galileo satellite positioning service is currently unavailable, with all satellites marked as in outage . Galileo is the European-built and operated alternative to GPS. The outage is being attributed to problems at the Precise Timing Facility in Italy. The availability of multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and the relative newness of Galileo (the system is still under construction and only the newest GNSS receivers will

New Orleans residents told to seek shelter and nearly 50,000 people left without power across state’s south coast Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Nearly 50,000 people are without

“Does Merkel travel too much?” asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the third time in as many weeks when standing a day earlier. The shaking episodes - all while standing at ceremonies - have unnerved many Germans, who

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report. ...

The World Wildlife Fund said half of the shark and ray species in the Mediterranean sea were under threat on Friday, with nearly a third already fished to the brink of extinction, according to The Brussels Times. Even though sharks are one of the apex predators of the sea, they are still at risk of disappearing from both overfishing and plastic pollution. The report was released just before Shark Awareness Day said Libya and Tunisia were two of the worst culprits in the…

Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and October Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World

Thousands of residents and tourists on Hawaii's Maui island were evacuated on Thursday night after a brushfire continued to grow, according to National Public Radio. By Friday morning, some residents were allowed to return to check on their property but the 3,000-acre wildfire in Maui's central valley was still burning, according to Maui Mayor Mike Victorino. Victorino said firefighters were still monitoring the fire overnight, but it was too dangerous for them to fight the blaze in the dark.

The United Nations Security Council is making a four-day visit to Colombia to check on the implementation of the landmark peace deal that ended the world's longest-running armed conflict, according to Al Jazeera. Representatives from the UNSC started arriving on Thursday to see how the various reforms and programs agreed to in the peace deal have fared, including several agrarian programs expanded across the isolated Colombian countryside to help slash coca plantations. The deal also promised to

Transparency International and Afrobarometer released the latest edition of the Global Corruption Barometer for Africa on Thursday which indicated most people on the continent think corruption is growing and governments are not doing enough to combat the spread, according to Deutsche Welle. The report said one in three Africans believe corruption is endemic in politics in their home country after the organizations surveyed more than 47,000 participants across 35 countries. The Democratic

Sources told ABC News President Donald Trump was planning to reverse course and drop his plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census on Thursday, but he would still order the government to conduct the survey by other means. White House officials declined to comment before Trump's remarks, which are scheduled for later on Thursday. Initial reports on Thursday said Trump was planning to announce some type of executive action to conduct a survey to determine which Americans are citizens

Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorship At times, the solitude and separation from family and friends have plunged Jean Wyllys into despair. “I’ve been through moments of deep sadness, I’ve spent the whole night

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BEIRUT - Regime and jihadist-led forces were locked in clashes Thursday on the edge of an opposition bastion in northwest Syria after a jihadist-led advance that killed 71 fighters overnight, a monitor said. Thursday also saw 13 people, including eight civilians, killed in a car bomb attack on a rebel checkpoint in Afrin. Russian and regime aircraft have ramped up their deadly bombardment of the Idlib region -- administered by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and home to

Thessaloniki — Tornadoes and violent hailstorms killed six tourists in northern Greece late on Wednesday, police said. Dozens more were injured when strong winds hit the region of Halkidiki, near the

Nara authorities are warning tourists not to feed the famous wild deer in the ancient capital on Wednesday after a local conservation group revealed at least nine of the deer died after consuming plastic litter this year , according to Channel News Asia. The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation found large amounts of plastic waste in nine of 14 deer who have died since March. Officials said the bags, wrappers, and litter were believed to have been discarded by visitors who fed the animals…

Paris, July 10: The French defence ministry said Wednesday that its missiles had been found on a base used by forces loyal to Libya's Khalifa Haftar, but it denied supplying them to the rebels which would be a breach of a UN arms embargo. It said the US-made Javelin missiles found in a camp south of Tripoli had

Over 240 people were killed in January when a dam collapsed at a mine, releasing a wave of toxic sludge on a rural community. Brazilian mining giant Vale has now been handed its first conviction over the disaster. ...

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said recently he would like to disband the army and put national security in the hands of the new National Guard militarized police force. Although critics and the United States charged his vision was shortsighted especially with regards to Mexico’s Drug War, others lauded it as a more practical solution. Indeed, and for illegal drugs, the illegal market and militarized crackdowns accounts for far more