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Updates: Communities along Missouri River ramp up flooding preps

Updates: Communities along Missouri River ramp up flooding preps Douglas County Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson says "Things are moving and changing at a rapid pace", and people need to follow instructions. The high water pushed some waterways to record levels in Nebraska , South Dakota , Iowa and Minnesota , though a cooler and drier forecast for the next two weeks suggested some possibility of relief for those states. [Full Article...]

Christchurch shooting: Gunman opens fire at mosque in Hagley Park

Christchurch shooting: Gunman opens fire at mosque in Hagley Park Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms there are multiple locations involved in the Christchurch shootings and calls it " one of New Zealand's darkest days ". "Entire team got saved from active shooters ", batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted, per the BBC . Several journalists then came over to where the bus was and accompanied the players to the ground. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump horrified by ‘senseless’ New Zealand shooting - USA stands by nation

Donald Trump horrified by ‘senseless’ New Zealand shooting - USA stands by nation Ardern also said that Trump conveyed "his absolutely horror and disgust" about the attack. He fired more shots on the street at no apparent target and said: "Looks like we won't get the bird today boys". People comfort each other after a mass shooting targeting two Christchurch mosques. "Our hearts are broken over today's awful tragedy in New Zealand", YouTube, which is operated by Google,... [Full Article...]

British MPs vote to seek extension for Brexit

British MPs vote to seek extension for Brexit The main government motion (on a free vote for their MPs) was passed with 413 votes in favour and 202 opposed. The party's leadership is facing near hour-by-hour questions on what the party's position is on Europe following a chaotic week at Westminster, which has seen Prime Minister Theresa May humiliated with the sight of her withdrawal deal being rejected by MPs again and open warfare bre... [Full Article...]

New Book Claims Trump Told Kelly to 'Get Rid Of' Ivanka, Kushner

New Book Claims Trump Told Kelly to 'Get Rid Of' Ivanka, Kushner Citing reporting from journalist Vicki Ward in her upcoming book about Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband , Jared Kushner - titled " Kushner, Inc ." - the New York Times shared this tidbit about a joke the current US president once made to Patriots owner Robert Kraft about his daughter and quarterback Tom Brady. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump issues first veto of his presidency over border wall emergency

Donald Trump issues first veto of his presidency over border wall emergency Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override Trump's veto, a fact that left White House officials confident despite disappointment that it passed the Republican-controlled Senate at all. It's not the first time Ivey has stood beside the president when it comes to immigration issues. Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising r... [Full Article...]

Nigerian building collapses, leaving school students trapped in rubble

Nigerian building collapses, leaving school students trapped in rubble Adedoyin raced to the scene, where a small crowd had gathered and a search had begun for survivors among the rubble of the aging three-story building that had given way without warning, trapping residents, pupils and small goods traders inside. [Full Article...]

Rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, explosions heard: Israeli military, witnesses

Rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, explosions heard: Israeli military, witnesses That salvo caused no casualties or damage, missing built-up areas. But it rattled Israeli nerves ahead of an April 9 election in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a fifth term on the strength of his national security and diplomatic credentials. [Full Article...]

Beto O'Rourke, CC '95, announces 2020 presidential bid

Beto O'Rourke, CC '95, announces 2020 presidential bid O'Rourke went through a list of Democratic priorities, including health care, climate change, family separation and criminal justice reform, gesturing or chopping with his hands to emphasize each point. O'Rourke confirmed his plan to formally announce his candidacy on Thursday morning to El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM . "Most importantly, he'll build a movement that will rise above the toxic di... [Full Article...]

Alleged Gambino Crime Family Boss Frank Cali Shot Dead Outside Home

Alleged Gambino Crime Family Boss Frank Cali Shot Dead Outside Home He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was declared dead. Police told NBC News affiliate WNBC that a suspect fled in a blue pickup truck. He was succeeded in 2011 by Domenico Cefalu, only to be replaced four years later by Cali. After reportedly taking the reins in 2015 , Cali was described by mafia watchers as the opposite of Gotti because "no-one ever sees ... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts 'fake news' over Melania body double theory

Trump blasts 'fake news' over Melania body double theory President Trump unloaded on the mainstream media Wednesday after "fake news" outlets reported on a bogus conspiracy theory regarding First Lady Melania Trump; saying "they are only getting more deranged with time ". The "View" panelists weighed in on several photos of the First Lady during the segment, discussing whether the woman in the photos was really her. [Full Article...]

UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash This comes after 149 passengers and eight crew members died when their plane crashed six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on a flight to Nairobi on Sunday. Gebremariam was asked about the similarities of the latest crash to that of Lion Air flight 610 in October 2018 off the coast of Indonesia that killed all 189 on board but said it is too early to speculate . [Full Article...]

Hours before United Nations listing, China hints it may block Azhar ban again

Hours before United Nations listing, China hints it may block Azhar ban again Recently, China's Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou travelled to Pakistan and held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials. As it has done in the past, Beijing put a technical hold on the proposal just as the deadline was about to end. "China will adopt a responsible attitude and continue to participate in discussions", foreign min... [Full Article...]

It's not your imagination: This Facebook outage is massive

It's not your imagination: This Facebook outage is massive According to some media reports, the site remains down for some users. Facebook and Instagram has gone down worldwide, and no one really knows why. Facebook , Instagram , and WhatsApp have been down for users around the world for at least five hours . A spokeswoman for Google said it was aware of the problem. [Full Article...]

George Pell's sentence divides Catholics at Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral

George Pell's sentence divides Catholics at Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral The top Catholic was convicted in December , but the verdict was suppressed from being made public by a court order until 26 February, when further child sex offence charges against Pell dating back to the 1970s were dropped. The second victim - who died of a heroin overdose in 2014 - also must have suffered "an immediate and lasting impact" and his father's statement was considered. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom revokes citizenships of two more IS brides, both sisters

United Kingdom revokes citizenships of two more IS brides, both sisters As he was born before she was deprived of United Kingdom citizenship by the Home Office , the baby would still be considered British. 'Any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly, ' a spokesman added. [Full Article...]

Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack

Injured woman apologizes to Arizona zoo after jaguar attack Following the incident, Kitty Block, the president of The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement calling for zoos to "set a higher standard to protect people and to respect wildlife from a safe distance", the Washington Post reported . [Full Article...]

Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall

Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall President Donald Trump's pursuit of funding for his border wall will only lead to another government shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned on Sunday. The one-time allocation is championed by the president's daughter Ivanka Trump . The president has resisted big, bipartisan budget deals that break budget caps, threatening to ... [Full Article...]

900mn to vote in Indian elections, but expats in Oman can't

900mn to vote in Indian elections, but expats in Oman can't The national election will be held from April 11 to May 19 and the results will be declared on May 23, the Election Commission said yesterday. "The abject surrender to anti-India forces is a crying shame", he said. Mr Owaisi said, "What is the link between Ramzan and elections?" "Over a dozen times, elections have been held during the holy month of Ramzan", Prasad said at a press meet. [Full Article...]

May off to Strasbourg as Brexit vote looms

May off to Strasbourg as Brexit vote looms As the British Parliament still has not cleared the Brexit deal negotiated between the United Kingdom government and the European Union , there is a real risk of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union without the necessary arrangements for airlines. [Full Article...]


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