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Pilot of ill-fated Boeing 737 plane well trained: Ethiopian Airlines

Pilot of ill-fated Boeing 737 plane well trained: Ethiopian Airlines  Ethiopian Airlines has debunked reports by the foreign media that the pilot of the ill fated ET 302 flight, Yared Getachew was not well trained. The New York Times quoting anonymous sources claimed that the captain of the doomed Flight 302 never trained on the simulator installed by the airline to...... more

Two men arrested after attacks on UK Mosques

Two men arrested after attacks on UK Mosques Two men have been arrested on suspicion of “racially aggravated criminal damage” after windows at five mosques in Britain’s second city Birmingham were smashed earlier this week, police said Friday. A 34-year-old man handed himself into a police station and a 38-year-old was “detained by members of the community,” West Midlands...... more

US government posts $234 billion deficit in February

US government posts $234 billion deficit in February The U.S. federal government posted a $234 billion budget deficit in February, according to data released Friday by the Treasury Department. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $227 billion deficit for the month. The Treasury said federal spending in February was $401 billion, up 8 percent from the same month...... more

China probes factory blast as death toll hits 47

China probes factory blast as death toll hits 47 Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country.  Thursday’s explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province was one...... more

New Zealand PM receives death threats

New Zealand PM receives death threats The New Zealand Police are investigating death threats sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on social media, local media reported on Friday. A Twitter post containing a photo of a gun and caption “You are next’’ was sent to the prime minister. The post had been up for over 48 hours...... more

How Ethiopian who sat in mosque front row survived New Zealand massacre

How Ethiopian who sat in mosque front row survived New Zealand massacre Abdulkadir Ababora was sitting in the front row of a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week when a 28-year-old Australian gunman opened fire during Friday prayers. Fifty worshipers were killed in the March 15 attacks in two mosques, and the gunman appeared intent of taking as many lives as possible....... more

EU leaders mount pressure on British MPs over Brexit deal

EU leaders mount pressure on British MPs over Brexit deal European leaders piled the pressure on British MPs Thursday to back a divorce deal they have negotiated with Prime Minister Theresa May, warning that the alternative was a cliff-edge exit from the EU next week. May has asked EU leaders for a three-month delay to Brexit to allow her to try...... more

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested over corruption

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested over corruption Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps, media reports said.   Temer, the predecessor of current President Jair Bolsonaro, was Brazil’s most unpopular leader ever and faced a number of corruption accusations on leaving office...... more

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia A rare fish, the size of a boulder, known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach, attracting many curious tourists and triggering global interest. The 1.8 metre (six feet) specimen — believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish — came ashore near the mouth of the...... more

US Supreme Court troubled by case of man tried six times

US Supreme Court troubled by case of man tried six times The US Supreme Court appeared vexed on Wednesday by the case of a black man who was tried six separate times for the same crime in a process tainted by charges of racism.  Associate Justice Samuel Alito, one of the five conservative justices on the nine-member bench, said he found aspects...... more

'Major humanitarian' crisis after cyclone slams Southern Africa

'Major humanitarian' crisis after cyclone slams Southern Africa Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa have affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere. Rescue crews were still struggling to reach victims on Wednesday, six days after Cyclone Idai raced in at speeds of...... more

US vows to pursue ship owners who violate Iran oil sanctions

US vows to pursue ship owners who violate Iran oil sanctions A senior U.S. official says Washington is monitoring ships involved in clandestine transfers of Iranian oil and will hold anyone involved in such transfers responsible for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. "We are closely tracking ship-to-ship transfers of [Iranian] oil to evade our oil sanctions," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State...... more

Chinese customs intercept 1,250 human placenta extract

Chinese customs intercept 1,250 human placenta extract Customs in Central China’s Zhengzhou City, on Tuesday said they intercepted 1,250 vials of human placenta extract. The human placenta is hailed as a tonic and cosmetic panacea in a number of Asian countries. Zhengzhou customs said they found the vials in suspicious mail parcels that arrived from Japan on March...... more

Brexit Crisis: British PM changes gear, tactics

Brexit Crisis: British PM changes gear, tactics Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her government sought to plot a way around the speaker of parliament’s ruling that she had to change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote. After two-and-a-half years of negotiations with the EU, Brexit remains...... more

Obama's economic adviser commits suicide

Obama's economic adviser commits suicide Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58. The statement did not elaborate about the circumstances of Krueger’s death, nor did the university when...... more

Mosque attacks 'could happen in UK' — Security Minister

Mosque attacks 'could happen in UK' — Security Minister The New Zealand mosque attacks that left 50 worshippers dead could be replicated in the U.K., the British security minister said on Monday. Ben Wallace said such an attack "absolutely could happen" in the U.K. and that the government is considering to increase security funds for British mosques and Muslim communities across...... more

Investigators decode blackboxes of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 800

Investigators decode blackboxes of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 800 The black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed with the loss of 157 lives recently have been read successfully, French accident investigators said on Monday. “The boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which crashed on March 10 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, have now been sent back...... more

Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000 people

Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000 people Eleven people have died and more than 30,000 have been infected this year in a major measles outbreak in Ukraine, the European country worst hit by the disease, Kiev said Monday. The latest victim was a nine-year-old girl who died from complications Saturday after contracting the highly infectious disease, the health...... more

China to establish Free Trade Seaport

China to establish Free Trade Seaport President Xi Jinping has said that China would establish a free trade seaport that would offer a more relaxed regulatory environment than the free trade zone in Shanghai. He said at the 17th Boao Forum for Asia annual conference that held in Hainan Province. He said that the decision was part...... more

Over 150 perish in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe cyclone

Over 150 perish in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe cyclone  More than 150 people were killed and hundreds more were missing Sunday after Cyclone Idai swept through southeastern Africa. The United Nations estimates more than 1.5 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe were affected by the storm. Tens of thousands have been cut off from roads and telephones in mainly...... more

Israel elections: Supreme Court bans top candidate over racist remarks

Israel elections: Supreme Court bans top candidate over racist remarks Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections. In doing so, it overturned an earlier decision by the electoral committee. Mr Ben-Ari has faced criticism over his comments about Israeli Arabs. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said they amount to...... more

UK may not hold pivotal Brexit vote, says Fox

UK may not hold pivotal Brexit vote, says Fox British leader Theresa May’s government warned Sunday it might not have a planned Brexit vote this week unless it feels it could secure a win that avoids a lengthy delay to the EU pullout.  Britain has been paralysed by political inaction and chaos as it barrels toward the March 29 end...... more

Chelsea Clinton confronted by angry students at vigil

Chelsea Clinton confronted by angry students at vigil Video of Chelsea Clinton being confronted by several students who claimed her “rhetoric” had “stoked” the New Zealand mosque attacks went viral Saturday — and allowed for an unexpected bipartisan moment as Republicans came to her defense. The video was taken Friday at a vigil in New York for the 50...... more

Floods kill 42 in Indonesia, injure 21 others

Floods kill 42 in Indonesia, injure 21 others Flash floods in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 42 people and badly injured 21 others, a local disaster agency official told Reuters Sunday. The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain since Saturday that triggered the floods, said the official, Cory...... more

REVEALED: Victims of Christchurch mosque shootings

REVEALED: Victims of Christchurch mosque shootings  Fifty people are confirmed to have died in Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Police say they have shared a list with the families but have not released it publicly. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the bodies had not been handed over as officials had to determine the...... more

Unrepentant mosque attack suspect grins in court

Unrepentant mosque attack suspect grins in court The Australian suspect arrested after dozens of worshippers were shot in two mosques appeared unrepentant in court in New Zealand on Saturday, staring down media members with a smirk on his face. Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in a Christchurch District Court and was charged with murder. He was remanded without a...... more

Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration

Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration  President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump's pledge to build a border wall. Congress will now need a two-thirds majority...... more

North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with U.S.

North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with U.S. North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports quoted a senior diplomat as saying. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit in Hanoi...... more

40 confirmed dead in deadly mosque attack

40 confirmed dead in deadly mosque attack Forty people have been killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in an unprecedented attack in the quiet country in the Pacific. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned "terrorist...... more

Big guns quit Facebook amid outage crisis

Big guns quit Facebook amid outage crisis Several big guns of Facebook have resigned, with Chief product officer Chris Cox becoming the highest-ranking manager to depart amid the turmoil at the leading social network. Cox made his announcement on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving “with great sadness” after 13 years. While Cox gave no specific reason...... more

 

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