• Assad Forces Behind Deadly Sarin Attack - UN


    Source:'s government was responsible for a deadly chemical attack on a rebel-held town in the north-west of the country on 4 April, a UN report says.The authors say they are confident Damascus used Sarin nerve agent in Khan Sheikhoun, killing more than 80 people.Today's report confirms what we have long known to be true, said the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia have repeatedly said the incident was fabricated.

  • "The Caliphate: Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees"


    Source: foxnews.comWhen it came to recruiting foreigners to flee the comforts of home for the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, ISIS succeeded like no other —encouraging more than 40,000 fighters from more than 110 countries to travel to the fighting fray both before and after the declaration of the “caliphate” in June 2014.Subsequently, authorities have warned about the threat of returning jihadists to their homeland and since the falls of Mosul, Raqqa and the rapidly receding footprint of ISI

  • Woman Missing Since 1975 Found Alive in Nursing Home


    Source: foxnews.comThe 42-year-old mystery of a New York woman who vanished after being dropped off for a doctor's appointment came to a happy ending this week when detectives located her at a Massachusetts assisted living facility.Flora Stevens, 78, was using the name Flora Harris when detectives tracked her down at the facility in Lowell, 23 miles northwest of Boston.Medical records showed Stevens had previously lived in nursing homes in New Hampshire and New York City, but officials say t

  • Sophia: First Robot to Receive Citizenship


    Source: abcnews.go.comA robot woman in Saudi Arabia was granted citizenship this week.Sophia, a robot with human female features that can make facial expressions and hold conversations, wooed the crowd when it debuted ata economicsummit in the country’s capital, Riyadh, this week.As it stood on stage during apanelWednesday, the robot learned from the moderator, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, that Saudi Arabia had granted it what Sorkin called “the first Saudi citizenship for a robot.”I’m very h

  • 124 Dead, Nearly 1,200 Infected with Plague in Madagascar


    Source: cnn.comA plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 1,192 people since August, with 124 deaths, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Madagascar's National Bureau of Risk Management and Disasterreported on Monday.The majority of cases, 67%, were the pneumonic form of the disease, which can spread from person to person.Plague is caused by infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis and is typically spread through the bite of infected fleas, freque

  • George H.W. Bush Apologizes for Groping Actress


    Source: washingtonpost.comFormer president George H.W. Bush apologized after actress Heather Lind said he groped her as they posed for a picture at an event a few years ago— and that his wife, Barbara Bush, saw it happen.In a brief response to the allegations, which Lind detailed in a recent Instagram post that she has since deleted, a spokesman forthe 93-year-old former president did not explicitly deny Lind’s account but said in a statement:“President Bush would never — under any circumsta

  • "Call it a Win for the Swamp" Consumers Lose Chance to Sue Banks


    Source: washingtonpost.comPresident Trump and Republicans in Congress handed Wall Street banks a big victory by effectively killing off a politically popular rule that would have allowed consumers to band together to sue their banks.The 51-50 vote in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote, means bank customers will still be subject to whatareknown as mandatory arbitration clauses.These clauses are buried in the fine print of nearly every checking account, credit car

  • Iceland Blocks 16 Tonnes of Venezuela Bound Tear Gas


    Source: icelandreview.comThe Icelandic Ministry of Transport and Local Government hasdeniedthe European Transport Agency‘s request for permission to transport anti-riot gear to Venezuela,mbl.isreports.The gear in question consists of 16 tons of tear gas from China. The Ministry couldn‘t accept the transfer due to areas in Venezuela not respecting human rights.A number of Venezuelans have thanked Iceland for blocking the shipment.Conditions have been bad in Venezuela for the past months, with a

  • Russia Vetoes UN Resolution: Investigating Use of Sarin Gas


    Source: a veto at theUnited NationsSecurity Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate for a mission that investigates the use ofchemical weaponsinSyria.The investigation by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) - was unanimously created by the 15-member UN Security Council in 2015 and renewed in 2016 for another year. Its mandate is due to expire in mid-N

  • New Zealand Government to Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly


    Source: ecowatch.comNew Zealand's next prime minister Jacinda Ardern has set ambitious environmental policies to confront a warming planet.I do anticipate that we will be a government, as I said during the campaign, that will be absolutely focused on the challenge ofclimate change, said Ardern, whose Labour party has signed a coalition agreement with the New Zealand First party.That will include a zero carbon act. That will include an independent climate commission. That will include making

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