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Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'
News ImagePakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. "We hope you will not mess up with us," military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told a press briefing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, the second such message Pakistan has sent to New Delhi in as many days. Tensions have risen in the days following a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 41 Indian paramilitaries and was claimed by Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), based in Pakistan.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:47:58 -0500
Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route
News ImageVietnam has been preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. Kim's train will stop at the border station of Dong Dang where he will disembark and proceed 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car, the sources said. Traffic on that route will be partially banned from 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 and fully banned from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, the ruling Communist Party's Nhan Dan paper reported, citing the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:35:25 -0500
A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem
News ImageVATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:35:51 -0500
Gov. Newsom orders new DNA tests for inmate Kevin Cooper in 35-year-old Chino Hills murder case
News ImageGov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing new DNA tests for an inmate on death row who has been in prison for nearly 40 years.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:42:18 -0500
Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights
News ImageA California high school student who was banned from wearing a Make America Great Again hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative activist group asked its affiliates to wear the well-known hat bearing Donald Trump's campaign motto on Wednesday.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 07:31:51 -0500
Venezuelan soldiers defect as troops fire tear gas at protesters on Colombia border
News ImageThree soldiers fromtheVenezuelan national guard have deserted their posts, according to reports,ahead of a planned opposition-led effort to bring aid into the economically-devastated county. The soldiers have asked for help from neighbouringColombia's migration agency. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the Venezuelan military to bar the aid caravan, which is being supported by the opposition,fromentering the country. Venezuelan forces on Saturday hurled tear gas and fired rubber to break up a crowd demanding to cross the Urena border bridge to Colombia. "We want to work!" people chanted as they faced Venezuelan National Guard riot police blocking the crossing, one of several ordered closed by President Maduro late on Friday. Opposition leader Juan Guaido (L) waves as he arrives with Colombian President Ivan Duque at the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert Credit: AFP Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia are planning to cross the border carrying emergency supplies into Venezuela. While the need for basic food and medicines is real, the effort is also meant to embarrass military officers who continue to support Mr Maduro's increasingly isolated government. Venezuela | Read more Juan Guaido, recognised by most Western nations as the country's legitimate head of state, defied court orders not to leaveVenezuelaby arriving on Friday in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where aid from the USand Colombian governments is stockpiled in warehouses. Mr Maduro blames the country's dire situation on USsanctions that have blocked the country from obtaining financing and have hobbled the OPEC nation's oil industry. Venezuelan demonstrators clash with security forces in Urena, Venezuela Credit: AFP Concerns about the potential for violence flared on Friday when theVenezuelan army opened fire in an village near the Brazilian border after indigenous leaders attempted to prevent them from advancing, killing a woman and her husband. Otro guardia que se entrega esta vez en el puente de urea 23FebVenezuelaVenezuelaLibrepic.twitter.com/XTUDJVdYLB Luis lvarez (@alvarezluis1999) February 23, 2019 Nearly 200,000 people attended a benefit concert in Cucuta on Friday featuring Latin pop stars, including Luis Fonsi of "Despacito" fame, many of whom called on Maduro to step down. A rival concert held by the ruling Socialist Party on theVenezuelan side was sparsely attended. Mr Guaido in January invoked articles of the constitution to assume interim presidency and denounced Maduro as a usurper, arguing his 2018 re-election was illegitimate.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:36:48 -0500
Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids
News ImageCanada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:33 -0500
The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.
News ImageKGB officers wanted to learn about the American political system, and what people were thinking at the time, notes a longtime former agent. Just like what [the Russians] are doing now with Trump.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:48 -0500
Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years
News ImageEmissions of carbon dioxide the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years, scientists warned.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:17:17 -0500
NYCs Amazon Negotiator LamentsWhat Might Have Been
News ImageJames Patchett, president of the citys Economic Development Corp., made clear that he was still smarting from the deals collapse while speaking to business executives Thursday at a Crains Magazine breakfast forum. I remain incredibly proud of the work we all did together, Patchett said. The deal fell apart, Patchett said, because Amazon wasnt prepared to respond to questions about how it would operate in the city.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:15:31 -0500
Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in Syria
News ImageTrucks loaded with civilians left the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as U.S.-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded jihadists. Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket. The village is all that remains for Islamic State in the Euphrates valley region that became its final populated stronghold in Iraq and Syria after it lost the major cities of Mosul and Raqqa in 2017.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:09:55 -0500
Charity says 24 Polish bishops covered up sex abuses of minors
News ImageA Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops on Thursday of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors. The "Have No Fear" charity made the allegation in a report released as Pope Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world to address scandals over child sexual abuse by priests that have ravaged the Church's credibility over the last three decades. The report, which has been delivered to the pope, named Polish bishops whom it said had "concealed clerical crimes and moved pedophilic priests from one parish to another".
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0500
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:52:00 -0500
Roger Stone: Trump's former advisor avoids jail as judge imposes gag order: 'Im not giving you another chance'
News ImageRoger Stone a former advisor to Donald Trump has been gagged by a judge after he admitted posting an image on social media that showed her next to a set of cross-hairs. The 66-year-old veteran political operative and celebrated enforcer of dirty drinks, told the judge he acted in error when he posted the image.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:07:00 -0500
The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race
News ImageRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:38:42 -0500
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