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People Canadian Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in South China
Author: 0 Canadian Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking in South China

The Canadian sentenced to death is the second Canadian this year to be given this sentence for drug-related charges, as diplomatic tensions remain strained. The cases have previously been interpreted in Canada as retaliation for the country's decision to arrest Meng Wanzhou , chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

People Trump sues his own banks to thwart Congressional subpoenas
Author: 0 Trump sues his own banks to thwart Congressional subpoenas

The suit accuses Congress of stepping beyond its law-making mandate into law enforcement, and says the subpoenas violate the privacy rights of Trump and his family. In the suit, filed in the federal courthouse in Manhattan in New York City, the president and his family members argue that the Democrat-controlled House committee leaders who issued subpoenas engaged in a broad overreach.

People 'F-35 jet program doomed to failure if Turkey excluded'
Author: 0 'F-35 jet program doomed to failure if Turkey excluded'

While Turkey argues that it is NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member and poses no threat to the United States or its allies with such purchases, the US argued that exactly because it is a member of NATO, it should purchase its equipment from the USA or other NATO allies.

People Runner dressed as Big Ben in London marathon gets hilariously stuck
Author: 0 Runner dressed as Big Ben in London marathon gets hilariously stuck

Despite the slight hiccup, Mr Bates' finishing time ended up being 3hrs54min, nearly 20 minutes slower than the current record holder Richard Mietz who ran last year's Berlin Marathon dressed as the German Holstentor Museum. Unfortunately for Bates he came in an hour and four minutes short of the record which now stands at two hours, 59 minutes. However, he ended up running what averages out to be faster than a nine-minute mile for each stage of the race, according to BBC Sport .

People Sisulu to assess Cyclone Kenneth damage during Mozambique visit
Author: 0 Sisulu to assess Cyclone Kenneth damage during Mozambique visit

Cyclone Idai smashed into southern Africa in mid-March and killed more than 1,000 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar. At least 38 people have been killed in northern Mozambique from Cyclone Kenneth , the National Institute of Disaster Management said Monday.

People Corbyn supporters claim victory as NEC endorses pro-Brexit manifesto
Author: 0 Corbyn supporters claim victory as NEC endorses pro-Brexit manifesto

It's not just Britain's Conservative government that has problems over Brexit. Some Tory MPs and ministers remain deeply unhappy at the prospect of a deal with a left-wing Labour Party led by Mr Corbyn. The issue is coming to a head because Britain looks set to participate in the May 23-26 elections for the European Parliament that take place in all EU nations.

Author: 0 AKP: US move against Muslim Brotherhood would damage democracy

The US statement concerning the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood came after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had reportedly called on the US president to make the move during the course of a visit to the White House that took place on 9 April.

People Arrest after Christchurch police incident
Author: 0 Arrest after Christchurch police incident

A 33-year-old man was arrested and is now speaking to the police regarding the incident. The army bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot, according to John Price , the Canterbury District Commander Superintendent. Some residents had been allowed back home while officers went door-to-door canvassing residents. Cordons around the area have since been lifted. Police have not yet said whether they think the latest incident has any link with the March attack .

People Attorney General William Barr to skip Democratic-led House hearing
Author: 0 Attorney General William Barr to skip Democratic-led House hearing

Mueller communicated his agitation in a letter to the Justice Department sent just days after Barr issued a four-page document to Congress and to the public that summarized the special counsel's conclusions about whether President Donald Trump's campaign had conspired with Russian Federation and whether the president had tried to illegally obstruct the probe.

People Theresa May sets deadline for Brexit compromise talks with Labour
Author: 0 Theresa May sets deadline for Brexit compromise talks with Labour

Ms Long-Bailey, who is part of the Labour negotiating team, indicated that movement by ministers on the issue of the customs union - which Labour supports but Theresa May has consistently opposed - may be key to a solution. The government rejects the idea, arguing that accepting European Union tariff rules would prevent Britain striking new trade deals around the world. The proposal was defeated in a marathon meeting of the party's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) to finalise the ...

People Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn appoints his consort as the country's new queen
Author: 0 Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn appoints his consort as the country's new queen

Queen Suthida is King Vajiralongkorn's long-term partner and has been seen with him in public for many years, though their relationship has never before been officially acknowledged. The unpredictable king is due to be crowned the 10th monarch of the Chakri dynasty in an elaborate three-day ceremony starting Saturday. King Vajiralongkorn, who has been married three times, is frequently overseas in Germany.

People Naxals torch 3 dozen vehicles in Gadchiroli on Maharashtra Day
Author: 0 Naxals torch 3 dozen vehicles in Gadchiroli on Maharashtra Day

A combing operation in Maoist-affected areas was launched after the attack. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed shock and anguish over the attack and discussed the security situation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh . Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Maoists torched at least three dozen vehicles belonging to private contractors in Kurkheda sub-district of Gadchiroli , officials said here on Wednesday.

People Trump proposes an application fee for asylum-seekers
Author: 0 Trump proposes an application fee for asylum-seekers

The current asylum system has been plagued by backlog , in part because of the increase in the number of people seeking asylum. He also directed officials to begin charging a fee to process asylum and employment authorisation applications, which do not now require payment.

People Top General: Iran Not Intending To Close Strait Of Hormuz
Author: 0 Top General: Iran Not Intending To Close Strait Of Hormuz

In November past year, the USA renewed its sanctions on Iran's banking, energy and shipping industries, despite a 180-day waiver granted to eight of Iran's major oil buyers, including South Korea, Japan and Turkey. Iran's top leader called on Sunday for a crackdown on illegal weapons after the rare shooting of a cleric, and said easy access to guns in the United States served only a "mafia of gun manufacturers", his website reported.

People Beijing defends Huawei amid row over role in UK's 5G network
Author: 0 Beijing defends Huawei amid row over role in UK's 5G network

Her decision came despite the disapproval of some intelligence chiefs and the country's defense and foreign secretaries, Gavin Williamson and Jeremy Hunt, who both fear serious impact on Anglo-American relations. Monday did not mark the first occasion whereon the USA attempted threatening its allies into compliance on the 5G strategy front; the Trump administration already tried a similar moved aimed at Germany in particular several weeks back but saw the effort backfire in a rather ...

People Jaish chief Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist by UN
Author: 0 Jaish chief Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist by UN

China had initially placed a technical hold on prohibiting the proposal to declare Azhar as an global terrorist under the 1267 Taliban Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, which has the authority to do so. China blocked it by putting a "technical hold" on the application. Pakistan has been on a charm offensive in recent months to avoid the country being blacklisted by a global financial body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which monitors money laundering and terrorism ...

People New York Times slammed for another Netanyahu cartoon days after 'anti-Semitic' sketch
Author: 0 New York Times slammed for another Netanyahu cartoon days after 'anti-Semitic' sketch

The editorial says, " Apologies are important, but the deeper obligation of The Times is to focus on leading through unblinking journalism and the clear editorial expression of its values". On behalf of the Times' opinion section, spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said such illustrations are "always unsafe, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it's all the more unacceptable".

People Violence mars fourth phase of India’s staggered national election
Author: 0 Violence mars fourth phase of India’s staggered national election

Trinamool's Moon Moon Sen, who is contesting from West Bengal's Asansol , found nothing unusual in the poll violence and said, " Thoda toh hoga hi, har jagah hota hai ". Clashes between supporters of the ruling BJD and the BJP were reported from Jajpur Kendrapara and Balasore Lok Sabha seats amid allegations poll rigging.

People MHA questions Rahul Gandhi's citizenship status
Author: 0 MHA questions Rahul Gandhi's citizenship status

Though the Congress spokesmen are dismissing the notice as proof of BJP panicking against Rahul it remains to be seen what his action would be to clear his name from the allegations. "It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the Company's Annual Returns filed on 10/10/2005 and 31/10/2006, your date of birth has been given as 19/06/1970 and that you had declared your nationality as British".

People WikiLeaks' Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for bail breach
Author: 0 WikiLeaks' Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for bail breach

The Australian founder of WikiLeaks remained defiant and raised a fist in the air to his supporters as he was taken down to the prison. Summers read a letter from Assange apologising for his behavior in 2012 and saying "I did what I thought was best".

People Iran continues to export oil despite United States sanctions
Author: 0 Iran continues to export oil despite United States sanctions

Belarus said on Tuesday months of work would be needed to restore clean oil supplies via the Druzhba pipeline from Russian Federation to Europe after Western oil consumers suspended imports of Urals crude due to contamination. "We have had extensive and productive discussions with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other major producers to ease this transition and ensure sufficient supply", the US Department of State said.

People UAE spy suspect found 'hanged' in Turkish prison
Author: 0 UAE spy suspect found 'hanged' in Turkish prison

The prosecutor's office said his body was discovered Sunday hanging from the bathroom door of the one-person cell he was being held in at Silivri prison, on the outskirts of Istanbul . Turkey has not identified the nationality of either detainee but Turkish state broadcaster TRT's Arabic service said both were Palestinians and carried Palestinian passports.

People Sri Lanka Catholics to resume mass two weeks after attacks
Author: 0 Sri Lanka Catholics to resume mass two weeks after attacks

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Sri Lankan authorities in the investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks. Official sources said the president was referring to information provided by India's Research and Analysis Wing which apparently gleaned details of the Easter attacks from a jihadist suspect in Indian custody.

People Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the nation
Author: 0 Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the nation

In his final speech, Akihito offered his "deepest heartfelt gratitude to the people of Japan" and said he would "pray for the peace and happiness of all the people in Japan and around the world". Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after Emperor Emeritus Akihito retired the previous day. As Naruhito ascends the throne, he will find a very different Japan than his father took over in 1989.

People This week's forecast: Some sun, rain showers and a possible thunderstorm
Author: 0 This week's forecast: Some sun, rain showers and a possible thunderstorm

A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for both Monday and Tuesday . Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: 60-65. More rain is also in the forecast, with light showers overnight into Tuesday morning, followed by potentially another 15 to 20 millimetres of rain on Wednesday and showers Thursday and Friday .

People Iran finance minister says he will visit North Korea
Author: 0 Iran finance minister says he will visit North Korea

Referring to Israeli Prime Minister's suggestion of war against Iran in US Congress 17 years ago, he said before elections in Israel he tweeted in Hebrew that he had offered Trump to make recent baseless decision labeling the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as terrorist.

People Authorities Prepare for Cyclone Fani; NDRF, Coast Guard, Navy in Action
Author: 0 Authorities Prepare for Cyclone Fani; NDRF, Coast Guard, Navy in Action

Besides, 20 Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) units, and 335 fire services units are kept ready. Wind speed will be 70-80 kmph over the deep sea areas to the South, Southeast, East and Northeast of Sri Lanka and can be very rough to high at times as the wind speed can increase up to 100 kmph at times.

People Trump Slams Fed for 'incessantly' Raising Interest Rates
Author: 0 Trump Slams Fed for 'incessantly' Raising Interest Rates

While White House aides say the president continues to back Moore, he has yet to be formally nominated and would face a narrow path to confirmation in the Senate. Stephen Moore , President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, once dismissed the Violence Against Women Act as the "most objectionable pork" in the 1994 crime bill, saying the money would better spent if Americans were forced to write checks to "radical feminist" groups.

People Stephen Colbert unpacks Joe Biden's presidential bid
Author: 0 Stephen Colbert unpacks Joe Biden's presidential bid

Biden was electable and a belief that the former vice president would be a transitional figure on the way to the far-left government envisioned by party activists. "I'll never get the support of Dues Crazy union leadership, those people who rip-off their membership with ridiculously high dues, medical and other expenses while being paid a fortune".

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