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Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

19/04/2019 10:00, LONDON/United Kingdom (TAP) - Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

(TAP) - Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defence system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway to counter Ankara's many critics in Washington.

Marsa to host 2nd Memory Run Tunisia on April 21

(TAP) – Tunisia’s Marsa town will host on April 21 the 2nd edition of the “Memory Run Tunisia”, a medical and sport event aiming to raise awareness about the importance of sports practice so as to improve memory capabilities, prevent Alzheimer and act on cardiovascular risk factors (high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia).

MIL-OSI New Zealand: Metiria Turei’s resignation, the media and democracy

By Associate Professor Sean Phelan Dr Leon Salter. Two months before New Zealand’s 2017 elections, which eventually installed the Ardern coalition government, then Green party co-leader Metiria Turei gave a speech on welfare reform. Many political commentators had predicted an easy victory for the....

MIL-OSI Australia: Saving More Lives And Making North Richmond Safer

Source: Premier of Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its efforts to save more Victorian lives at risk of overdose and keep the North Richmond community safe. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today announced a package of improvements....

Today in History

Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh, who prosecutors said had planned the....

Regional coalition helps health care facilities prepare for disasters

During the 2009 Ice Storm, Ohio County set up a special medical needs facility at a school in Cromwell, which provided a safe place for about 50 people who relied on oxygen and had other medical needs that would prohibit them from going to a regular shelter.

Russian agent Maria Butina asks to be released from jail

Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina has asked to be released from prison and sent back to Russia, according to a Friday court filing. Butina's attorneys characterized her in a sentencing memo Friday as a someone with a bright future that was ruined for helping with "diplomacy efforts," reported.

Butina asks to be released from jail, sent back to Russia 10 Mins Maria Butina has asked a federal judge to release her from prison and send her home to Russia after she spent nine months in jail since her

Maria Butina has asked a federal judge to release her from prison and send her home to Russia after she spent nine months in jail since her arrest for acting as a foreign agent of the Russian government. Her defense attorneys have cast her in the court filing Friday night as an earnest graduate....

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In the small village of Gaibao, locals are filming short videos of their unspoiled and idyllic countryside on the Kwai streaming app. One clip shows four young women laughing as they grab fat fish out of the rice fields with their hands. In another they don traditional outfits and stand next to an ox plowing a paddy field.

EU's Juncker: Risk of No-deal Brexit Remains

BRUSSELS — There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure. European Commission President Jean-Claude....

Facebook death tax campaign a lie: Shorten

Labor Leader Bill Shorten has attacked a campaign that has been carried on social media suggesting his party will pursue a death tax in government. The Labor Party has written to Facebook demanding it take action on a wide-spread campaign spreading lies about a "death tax". "It is a lie. It is a lie.

Maria Butina seeks a sentence of time served

, a Russian national accused of being a spy, is seeking a sentence of time served for the nine months she has spent in jail, according to a new court filing from her lawyers on Friday. Butina, who pleaded guilty in December to a charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign official, is set to be sentenced on April 26.

Supreme Court issues an interim order to not implement the Kathmandu District Court’s order of banning PUBG

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the Kathmandu District Court’s decision to impose a ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, a popular multiplayer internet game commonly known as PUBG, by issuing an interim order. The Kathmandu District Court on April 10 had permitted the ban on PUBG in response....

Nepali workers in Qatar struggle for jobs after being duped with lucrative pay and free visa promises

Scores of Nepali workers in Qatar are left in the lurch after falling into the trap of agents and recruiting agencies that promise them lucrative jobs and the prospect of changing work through a special visa scheme once landing in Qatar. Nepalis who go to Qatar on free visa--commonly known as Aazad....

Yellow vest protests to resume despite Notre Dame fire

A founding leader of the yellow vest movement in France has accused president Emmanuel Macron of exploiting the Notre Dame Cathedral fire for political gain. Ingrid Levavasseur spoke out ahead of another round of planned protests across the country this weekend.

Deficit-friendly economist named to State's budget watchdog

Mr McMahon (pictured) is a Professor of Macroeconomics and previously worked at the Bank of England. For three years he was a euro-area economist there, doing both analytical and forecasting work, serving as one of the UK's two representatives on the European Commission's Experts Group on Economic Forecasting.

Baby blues: are maternity services misogynistic?

And listeners to RTÉ's Liveline show in recent weeks would be forgiven for concluding that communication, compassion and support - theoretically at the heart of maternity services - are wholly absent. More than 1,000 women have contacted the show to report having been brutalised emotionally by their experiences of hospital maternity services.

The Cranberries without Dolores just isn't The Cranberries

In January 2018, during the early stages of making what turned out to be their final album, In the End, Noel Hogan got a call to tell him that his long-time friend and bandmate, Dolores O'Riordan - the focal and vocal point of The Cranberries - had been found dead in a London hotel room. She was just 45.

Charlie Weston: 'FG is living in cloud cuckoo land if it thinks it won't pay the price over housing crisis'

And the controversy has the potential to become a new scandal to match the mess created by the tracker theft debacle. Having done all the right things, potential new buyers are now finding themselves shut out of the market by cash-rich institutional investors snapping up whole blocks of housing units.

Couple facing the death penalty over 'sea home' they built in Thai waters

A senior Thai government official yesterday urged a US man and a Thai woman on the run from a possible death sentence for building an off-shore "sea home" to fight the charge in court. The two, Chad Elwartowski and his partner Supranee Thepdet, have been accused of violating Thai sovereignty by....

Global High-end Aluminum Summit 2019 to kick off in E China

A ceremony was also held at the press conference to celebrate the launch of the Summit’s official website. (Photo/People's Daily Online) China will hold a high-level international aluminum summit from April 28 to 29 in Binzhou, east China’s Shandong province, a city known for aluminum.

US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case

Clare Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram's liquor empire, arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse to face charges regarding sex trafficking and racketeering related to the Nxivm cult case in New York April 8, 2019. ― Reuters file pic. NEW YORK, April 20 ― Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram....

Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out

The Alternative Development Programme (ADP) focuses on transitioning small, “traditional” cannabis farmers from illicit trade to Jamaica's nascent formal industry. It will provide land to cannabis farmers and subsidise the costs for the infrastructure they need to meet government licencing....

K'taka govt to probe Raichur girl’s mystery death

RAICHUR/KALABURAGI: The mysterious death of an engineering student in Raichur early this week has touched off shock and outrage in the state. Netizens have launched a campaign seeking justice for the girl. The 21-year-old deceased girl was a sixth-semester civil engineering student at Navodaya Institute of Technology in Raichur.

Ahd: Housing society prunes trees, fined Rs 10K

AHMEDABAD: Forget felling of trees, even axing branches can cost you dearly! In an unusual incident, a resident of Bodakdev in Ahmedabad used Right to Information ( RTI ) to bring to book members of his own society for cutting off branches of two asopalav trees in the compound.

BBMP’s control room to respond to distress calls

BENGALURU: Next time you are in distress and want to dial the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room for help, remember you need to know Kannada or English. Else, help may not reach you in time. The Palike’s attempts to start a multilingual central control room to attend to citizens’ emergencies and other queries have fallen flat.

577 constables quit; low pay & irregular weekly offs to blame

TimesView. It’s unfortunate that foot soldiers of an agency entrusted with the crucial job of protecting citizens are overworked and underpaid. Round-the-clock service, often in areas away from home, not only disillusions constables but can also take a toll on their health and make them defiant.

Ready To Quit Your Job? Learn 3 Money Lessons From The Woman Who Left Working For P. Diddy

The 90s are known as the “Golden” era of hip hop music, and some of the most dynamic and influential recordings came out of New York City. With a passion for music and entertainment, Marilyn Van Alstyne, a teenager living in the Bronx, heard that music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs (also known as Puff Daddy) was looking for interns.

What should stay-at-home moms get at divorce?

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Quebec students rally outside Trudeau’s riding office to demand better protection from gun violence

There was one big reason that, as a student, Wendy Vasquez decided to protest outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Montreal riding office on Friday. “Because, unfortunately, mass shootings do happen in schools,” she said. She was among a group of about 30 protesters who rallied for tougher gun control laws.
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