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Nurse arrested for impregnating woman in vegetative state

Nurse arrested for impregnating woman in vegetative state A male nurse has been arrested in Arizona for the sexual assault of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative state, police in the US state said Wednesday. The 29-year-old victim — who police said “was not in a position to give consent” — gave birth late last...... more

EU to stop issuance of ‘golden passports’ for big investors

EU to stop issuance of ‘golden passports’ for big investors The European Commission has urged a crackdown on member states handing out “golden passports” and visas to non-EU nationals in exchange for large investments. The Commission has pledged closer monitoring of such schemes which it claims help organised crime groups infiltrate the bloc and can be used for money-laundering and tax evasion....... more

Trump declares Venezuelan President illegitimate, recognises opposition leader as ‘interim president’

Trump declares Venezuelan President illegitimate, recognises opposition leader as ‘interim president’ US President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.  Trump described hard-left President Nicolas Maduro as “illegitimate” and said the National Assembly, headed by Guaido, is “the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people.” Trump’s support for Guaido came...... more

10-year-old boy commits suicide after health criticism in school

10-year-old boy commits suicide after health criticism in school It was a moment of sorrow and sadness after a 10-year-old boy Seven Bridges, allegedly committed suicide after he was criticised at school for wearing a colostomy bag. Bridges, from Kentucky, hanged himself at his family’s home on Saturday while his mother was out on grocery shopping, WHAS-TV reported. The child’s mother, Tami...... more

Four held over NY ‘plot’ against Muslims

Four held over NY ‘plot’ against Muslims Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state. The suspects are accused of possessing homemade bombs and firearms, and planning to attack Islamberg, founded by a Pakistani cleric in the 1980s. The alleged plot was...... more

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired over scam

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired over scam A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired. He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing...... more

Saudi Arabia targets US Muslim lawmakers

Saudi Arabia targets US Muslim lawmakers Saudi Arabia may learn to regret the political attacks launched from the kingdom on two American Muslim women who won seats for the Democrats in Congress in the U.S. midterm elections. One of them, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, has secured a seat on a House panel that has the power...... more

Court backs Trump ban on transgenders in US military

Court backs Trump ban on transgenders in US military The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift injunctions blocking the policy while challenges continue in lower courts. The four liberal judges on the court...... more

Chris Brown arrested in Paris on allegations of rape

Chris Brown arrested in Paris on allegations of rape Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN. Brown is being held along with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris declined to comment on the report. CNN has reached out to...... more

27 soldiers arrested in Venezuela after rising against President

27 soldiers arrested in Venezuela after rising against President A group of 27 soldiers rose up against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas on Monday, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video, the government said. “We are the professional troop of the National Guard against the regime, which we...... more

Shutdown: Trump praises US civil servants working without pay

Shutdown: Trump praises US civil servants working without pay U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday described hundreds of thousands of federal civil servants working without pay during the partial government shutdown as "great patriots," but there was no movement toward ending the record 31-day closure of a quarter of U.S. government operations. Trump used Twitter to renew his call for...... more

Third woman to announce US presidency run

Third woman to announce US presidency run Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president in 2020, arguing that the time has come to fight against what she views as the injustices of the past two years of the Trump presidency. In a brief video from her campaign that was released on social media Monday morning...... more

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL, for a breach of the EU's data protection rules. CNIL said it had levied the record fine for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation". The regulator said it judged that...... more

Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure

Germany bans Iranian airline from its airspace after U.S. pressure Germany has revoked the license of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after heavy U.S. pressure on Berlin to act.   The United States imposed sanctions on Mahan Air in 2011,...... more

Man spends 45 years in jail for crime he did not commit

Man spends 45 years in jail for crime he did not commit A man who spent 45 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit has been set but he is now selling art he painted while in jail to make ends meet. Richard Phillips, 73, was cleared of a 1971 homicide and was released from jail in 2017 after an investigation by...... more

Passengers stuck on flight in frigid cold for over 14 hours

Passengers stuck on flight in frigid cold for over 14 hours Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Hong Kong were left stuck on the ground for more than 14 hours in frigid weather with a dwindling supply of food. The nightmarish incident began when the 3:05 p.m. flight was diverted to the Goose Bay Airport in Newfoundland,...... more

Brexit: Theresa May to present plan B after humiliating defeat

Brexit: Theresa May to present plan B after humiliating defeat British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday tell parliament how she plans to proceed with Brexit after MPs on Tuesday roundly rejected her proposed deal for the country's withdrawal from the European Union. With fewer than 70 days to go until Brexit, scheduled to take place on March 29, May will share...... more

Do not hijack Brexit, British Minister warns parliament

Do not hijack Brexit, British Minister warns parliament Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain’s departure from the European Union.  With just weeks to go before Britain is due to leave the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will return...... more

'World's oldest man' dies in Japan at 113

'World's oldest man' dies in Japan at 113  'World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said. Nonaka was born in July 1905, according to Guinness World Records -- just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity....... more

Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president

Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling on Sunday that his rival won a presidential election, declaring himself president in a move that could stoke further unrest. “The constitutional court has just confirmed that it serves a dictatorial regime … by validating false results, (and enabling) a constitutional coup...... more

Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown

Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.  The government has said three people died during the unrest that broke out on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised...... more

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. One of his "compromises" was on so-called Dreamers - who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the...... more

Death toll in Mexican oil pipeline fire hits 66

Death toll in Mexican oil pipeline fire hits 66 The death toll in the oil pipeline fire in central Mexico has risen to at least 66, with 76 injured. Earlier reports had put the dead at 21. The tragedy comes as the federal government is waging a highly publicised war on fuel theft, a problem that cost Mexico an estimated...... more

At least 20 people killed, dozens injured in gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico

At least 20 people killed, dozens injured in gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico  At least 21 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline blew up Friday evening, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said. Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said at least 71 others were injured after a explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City....... more

Three jailed for life for deadly UK insurance scam

Three jailed for life for deadly UK insurance scam Three men were jailed for life in Britain on Friday for murdering five people when they blew up a shop in an attempted insurance scam. Shopkeeper Aram Kurd, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali torched a Polish supermarket in Leicester, central England in February last year, destroying the shop and the flat...... more

Prince Philip involved in auto crash while driving

Prince Philip involved in auto crash while driving The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen's Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened as he drove a Land Rover out of a driveway onto the A149 shortly before 15:00 GMT. The...... more

Trump directed poll manipulation ― Ex-lawyer Cohen

Trump directed poll manipulation ― Ex-lawyer Cohen Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm Redfinch Solutions to manipulate two public...... more

More trouble for Huawei as Germany considers ban

More trouble for Huawei as Germany considers ban The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds. Some Western countries have barred Huawei [HWT.UL] from their markets after U.S. officials briefed allies that Huawei is at the beck and...... more

Man wanted over alleged plot to attack White House with rocket

Man wanted over alleged plot to attack White House with rocket A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or...... more

Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December — UN

Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December — UN At least 890 people are believed to have been killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday. The toll doubles an estimate provided on Monday by a local priest and a civil society activist who said that at...... more

 

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