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AP sources: Raid on Trump lawyer about payments to women

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who claim to have had affairs with Trump, two people familiar with the investigation said. Public corruption prosecutors in the U.
 

AP sources: US, France and UK discuss gas attack response

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump administration officials have consulted with global allies on a possible joint military response to Syria's alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Sherpa guide tries to reach top of the world for 22nd time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he'll be summiting Everest for years to come.

Farmers experience driest period in a decade

Farmers across New South Wales' Central West are battling what is being described as the driest period in at least a decade. Some areas have received around a third of their average rainfall, with Orange recording just 99 millimetres of rain so far in 2018, while the average is 256 mm.

Soldiers sentenced to 10 years for Rohingya massacre

The military said in a statement published on Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing's office Facebook page that seven soldiers have had "action taken against them" for "contributing and participating in murder". The massacre was being investigated by two Reuters journalists — Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe....

Live export is a centuries old Australian industry, but the cameras are new

A recent episode of 60 Minutes has captured public attention and the political agenda by airing dramatic video footage from Animals Australia, showing the fate of Australian animals in the live export trade. Video shot secretly by a crew member shows sheep on five separate voyages from Fremantle to the Middle East last year.

Diet, exercise can ease side effects of prostate cancer treatment

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate cancer growth.

Belly fat tied to lower kidney cancer survival odds in women

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Belly fat reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer, but not a man's, a new study suggests. The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney cancer. Half of the women with high amounts of belly fat died within 3.5 years of diagnosis.

New research investigates spread of payments for ecosystem services around the globe

A freshwater swamp forest in Sumatra, Indonesia. Researchers found that PES programs designed to protect watersheds have seen the largest volume of global transactions and have spread the farthest worldwide, with US$24.7 billion in transactions across 62 countries in 2015.

Three states pledge 1,600 troops for Trump’s border fight

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have pledged to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the US-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump’s plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Texas governor Greg Abbott said he would add about 300 troops a week....

Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

President Donald Trump has called the federal raid on the offices of his personal lawyer “a disgrace”. On Monday, federal agents searched the office of Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a 130,000 dollar (£92,000) payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Mr Trump more than a decade ago.

Inquest ruling due on murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler

A retired high court judge is due to give her ruling in the inquest into the death of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father. Ben Butler beat six-year-old Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. The two-week inquest examined whether there were....

Donald Trump: Syria attack will be met forcefully

Donald Trump has said an apparent poison gas attack in Syria will be “met forcefully” hours after Russia warned US military action could cause “grave repercussions”. The US president met with his military leaders in Washington on Monday night to discuss the response to the “horrible attack” on....

Oman The second phase of this major Oman road project opens

Muscat: A 17-km stretch of the second phase of the Ibri-Yanqul road was opened on Monday by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. A total of OMR42,154,831, for 34 km of the road, was spent on the second phase of the Ibri-Yanqul dual carriageway. The road was opened by Eng.

Assault, harassment, and drug possession: A round-up of Southampton court cases

THESE cases were heard at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court. Jack Kenneth Maynard, 19, of Bowcombe, Netley Abbey. Pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis. Fined £277 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs. Kiran Hassan Porter, 20, of Honeysuckle Road, Swaythling . Pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.

Three states pledge 1,600 troops for Trump’s border fight

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have pledged to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the US-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump’s plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Texas governor Greg Abbott said he would add about 300 troops a week....

Trump furious after FBI seizes documents from his lawyer

President Donald Trump has called the federal raid on the offices of his personal lawyer “a disgrace”. On Monday, federal agents searched the office of Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a 130,000 dollar (£92,000) payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Mr Trump more than a decade ago.

Inquest ruling due on murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler

A retired high court judge is due to give her ruling in the inquest into the death of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father. Ben Butler beat six-year-old Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. The two-week inquest examined whether there were....

Donald Trump: Syria attack will be met forcefully

Donald Trump has said an apparent poison gas attack in Syria will be “met forcefully” hours after Russia warned US military action could cause “grave repercussions”. The US president met with his military leaders in Washington on Monday night to discuss the response to the “horrible attack” on....

Hainan tourism options blossom

The forum, which opened on Sunday, runs until April 11. But this year, the town of Boao, on the island's eastern coast, will greet participants with a totally new look and offer a fresh experience. Thirty years ago, when Hainan became a province, Boao was a sleepy, unknown fishing town. That was 1988.

Trade issues won't hurt reform push

China capable of handling challenges including possible market fluctuations. Sino-U.S. trade conflicts will never constrain China's efforts to push forward economic structural reforms, economists said on Monday at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. Last week's tit-for-tat moves between China and the U.

Xi says China to create more attractive investment environment

China will improve the investment environment for foreign investors, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. Xi made the remarks while delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference. Likening investment environment to air, Xi said that only fresh air can attract more investment from the outside.

China to reduce tariffs, expand imports: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday China will significantly lower the import tariffs for vehicles and reduce import tariffs for some other products this year. "We will take the initiative to expand imports," Xi said in a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia....

Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to apologise to Congress this week for Facebook’s data breach scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company's role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network "didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility," according to prepared remarks released today.

Air India disinvestment: Govt to wait and see if IndiGo bids for Maharaja; not to extend EOI deadline

New Delhi : The government said on Monday it will still want to see if IndiGo bids for Air India, even as the budget carrier had last week announced its decision not to bid for the national carrier. Civil Aviation Secretary R N Chaubey said the government intended to make the divestment process....

Syria chemical attack: US ambassador Nikki Haley urges UN Security Council to act, says world ‘must see justice done’

United Nations: US ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to act following the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, warning the United States was ready to respond. Russia said a US military strike against Syria would have "grave repercussions" and....

Shutdown called against caste-based reservation: Rajasthan hikes security arrangements, Section 144 imposed in Jaipur

Jaipur: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Rajasthan ahead of the country-wide shutdown on Tuesday called by groups opposed to caste-based reservations, a senior police official said. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jaipur city.

EC not opposed to simultaneous polls, Centre needs to amend Constitution for it, says OP Rawat

Indore: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat on Monday said simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha, legislative assemblies and other bodies could be held, provided necessary amendments were made to the Constitution and a sufficient number of electronic voting machines (EVMs) were made available.

‘Necessary ecosystem’ has led to 20% growth in civil aviation sector, says official

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has put the "necessary ecosystem" in place in terms of the infrastructure, licencing and regulatory regime which has enabled the civil aviation sector to grow at 20 percent, a senior official said on Monday. At a session on "Soaring Heights for Indian....

Hawaii senators pay tribute to Akaka on Senate floor

Hawaii’s U.S. senators paid tribute on the Senate floor today to the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who died Friday at age 93. Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono remarked on Akaka’s nearly 40-year political career in Washington, while recalling examples of how the late senator served with aloha, earning the moniker “ambassador of aloha.

Several People Killed, Injured in Missile Attack on Syrian Airfield

CAIRO – Several people were killed and injured when the Tayfur military airbase in Syria came under missile attack on Monday, state news agency SANA reported. An anonymous military source cited by SANA said that there were reports of several dead and wounded in the attack in the northern province of....
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