Animal testing: U.S. closes 'kitten slaughterhouse' after outcry

The research effort recently attracted scrutiny after NBC News reported that it had apparently strayed into " cat cannibalism", with scientists at the Agricultural Research Services laboratory who performed the study buying cats from "Asian meat m... More..

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Sichuan province: 30 firefighters die battling China forest fire
by | Thursday, April 04, 2019

Sichuan province: 30 firefighters die battling China forest fire

Officials said that 689 firefighters were dispatched to put out the fire in Muli county, which started on Saturday, but contact was lost on Sunday with 30. A separate forest fire in the northern province of Sh...More..

US halts delivery of F-35 jet equipment to Turkey
by | Thursday, April 04, 2019

US halts delivery of F-35 jet equipment to Turkey

United States officials speaking to Reuters news agency on the condition of anonymity said the next shipment of training equipment and all subsequent shipments of F-35 materials have been cancelled. "Thoug...More..

Woman with Chinese passports, malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
by | Thursday, April 04, 2019

Woman with Chinese passports, malware arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

At this point, USA authorities arrested Zhang for lying to Secret Service agents about the goal of her visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort and her knowledge of the English language, and for unlawfully entering a ...More..

Biden says he will be more
by | Thursday, April 04, 2019

Biden says he will be more "respectful and mindful" of personal space

He has not yet announced whether he will join the 2020 Democratic field. In the wake of the revelations, while campaigning for Mr Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, Mr Biden made little secret of hi...More..

Ethiopian Air pilots said to follow protocol on 737 Max flight
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Ethiopian Air pilots said to follow protocol on 737 Max flight

The pilots then cranked a manual wheel in an attempt to stabilize the plane, the report said, but they eventually chose to restore power to the usual electric trim on their control yokes, likely because the man...More..

NASA attacks India for ‘endangering’ astronauts lives after destroying its OWN satellite
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

NASA attacks India for ‘endangering’ astronauts lives after destroying its OWN satellite

NASA has calculated that the debris from India's ASAT test has increased the probability of debris hitting the ISS by at least 44 percent over 10 days, with 24 of the 60 pieces it is tracking now travelling ab...More..

United States defense chief hints Turkey will drop S-400 bid
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

United States defense chief hints Turkey will drop S-400 bid

If Turkey had purchased F-35s from the U.S. and S-400s from Russian Federation, the situation would partially resemble Greece - where the coincidental presence of S-300 systems allowed, according to foreign rep...More..

Mexico Hass Avocado Prices Jump 34%, Most in a Decade
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Mexico Hass Avocado Prices Jump 34%, Most in a Decade

The Council of Economic Advisers is conducting a number of studies on the potential impact of closing the border and "working with the president to give him those options", she said. "Closing down the border wo...More..

Algerian ex-president declines to lead transition phase
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Algerian ex-president declines to lead transition phase

Armed forces chief of staff Ahmed Gaed Salah last week called for him to step down or be declared medically unfit. Ennahar and El Bilad TV channels reported on Sunday that Mr Bouteflika , 82, could leave off...More..

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit now
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit now

The 82-year-old Algerian president has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, and the opposition argued he was unfit to run the country. Tuesday started like any other weekday since the pr...More..

UK's Corbyn says any Brexit deal with May must be made law
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

UK's Corbyn says any Brexit deal with May must be made law

The two are meeting to discuss a way forward on Brexit. The EU ambassadors have backed an agreement on behalf of the Council with the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee to...More..

Venezuela's Guaido fears arrest after court ruling
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Venezuela's Guaido fears arrest after court ruling

Parliament speaker Juan Guaido, whom dozens of countries have recognized as the country's interim president, is trying to persuade the public sector and the army to support his attempt to oust Maduro, who won a...More..

Donald Trump falsely claims, again, that his father was born in Germany
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Donald Trump falsely claims, again, that his father was born in Germany

Trump went on to say: "I respect the leaders of those countries". "Born in a very wonderful place in Germany , so I have a great feeling for Germany ". Along with his odd reversal of statements made just days...More..

Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayoral Race, Will Fill Rahm Emanuel’s Spot
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayoral Race, Will Fill Rahm Emanuel’s Spot

Lori Lightfoot made history in Chicago on Tuesday (2 April) when she won mayoral elections by a landslide. Lightfoot's first order of business is stamping out Chicago's deep-seated corruption while helping...More..

Few details in Irish plans for no-deal Brexit, admits Varadkar
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Few details in Irish plans for no-deal Brexit, admits Varadkar

He added: "We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what happens - this solidarity is the very objective of the European project". That becomes an even more hard task in a no-deal Brexit as ...More..

Polish Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books, Hello Kitty umbrellas
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Polish Catholic priests burn Harry Potter books, Hello Kitty umbrellas

Rowling - such as HarryPotter and the Chamber of Secretsand Quidditch Through the Ages . The group published photos of their book burning to Facebook , with captions such as "We obey the word" to explain t...More..

Venezuela’s Maduro replaces electricity minister amid blackouts
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Venezuela’s Maduro replaces electricity minister amid blackouts

We spend nearly all day without electricity", said Karina Camacho, a 56-year-old housewife who was about to buy a chicken when electronic payment machines stopped working. Guaido called on Venezuelans to go out...More..

Murder Charge Dropped for Vietnamese Woman in Kim Jong Nam Killing
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Murder Charge Dropped for Vietnamese Woman in Kim Jong Nam Killing

Judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin ordered Doan Thi Huong to serve the sentence from the date of her arrest, which was Feb 15, 2017. If she had been found guilty of murder, she would have faced a mandatory death pena...More..

Zelensky's campaign headquarters says debate with Poroshenko makes no sense
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Zelensky's campaign headquarters says debate with Poroshenko makes no sense

Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko trailed behind with 13 percent. That means that Ukraine's new president will be elected in a runoff between Zelenskiy and Poroshenko on April 21. Tymoshenko said at a ...More..

Bernie Sanders is crushing all other Democrats in fundraising
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Bernie Sanders is crushing all other Democrats in fundraising

He says the average donation was $20, and a majority of the contributors are under 39 years old. The fundraising numbers, which cover the period from January 1 to March 31, puts Sanders' total cash on hand at...More..

27 killed, hundreds injured, in Nepal storm
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

27 killed, hundreds injured, in Nepal storm

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed sadness over the loss of lives and extended heartfelt condolences to the baffected families. The wind and rain uprooted trees and electric and telephone poles, crushing...More..

Facebook can not guarantee interference-free European Union elections: Zuckerberg
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Facebook can not guarantee interference-free European Union elections: Zuckerberg

Over the past year, lawmakers have focused greater scrutiny on the company and its vast influence, asking its executives - including Zuckerberg - to testify in front of Congress to explain the proliferation of ...More..

How borough MPs voted in second round of Brexit indicative votes
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

How borough MPs voted in second round of Brexit indicative votes

The customs union plan proposed by Ken Clarke was closest to victory - losing by just three votes 276 to 273. MPs will hold more indicative votes as parliament continues to baulk at Theresa May's B...More..

Murder of SC college student raises awareness for rideshare safety
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Murder of SC college student raises awareness for rideshare safety

About 1:30 p.m. Friday: Columbia Police Department received a call from the student housing complex the Hub, on Main Street. They found the surveillance footage and released information on what Josephson had ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Canada's ex-attorney general ousted from Liberal caucus

Mr Trudeau said his decision was sparked by the revelation that Ms Wilson-Raybould had secretly recorded a conversation she had with Canada's former top bureaucrat, which she released publicly on Friday. "I k...More..

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom, says report
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Slain Saudi journalist Khashoggi's children paid by kingdom, says report

The homes and payments demonstrate an effort by the Saudi government to keep Khashoggi's family from speaking out against it in the wake of the brutal killing that took place at a Saudi consulate. The others re...More..

Trump Lashes Out Over Puerto Rico Funding
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Trump Lashes Out Over Puerto Rico Funding

Though disaster relief packages typically pass through Congress without much issue, Trump's unwillingness to send more aid to Puerto Rico has invigorated a partisan fight over the recent bill. The $13.45 bi...More..

by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Chinese woman carrying malware allegedly got into Mar-a-Lago

The agent said Zhang told him she had traveled all the way from Shanghai to go to the phony Mar-a-Lago event after getting an invitation from an acquaintance named only Charles, who she said she met through a C...More..

Algeria’s Bouteflika names new government as protests persist
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Algeria’s Bouteflika names new government as protests persist

The opponents of the regime said they would continue mass protests and seek the departure of Bouteflika and his inner circle. Under article 102 of the constitution, the Constitutional Council can determine ...More..

White House Waived ‘Dozens’ of Clearance Denials
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

White House Waived ‘Dozens’ of Clearance Denials

Rep. Elijah Cummings , the chairman of the committee, argued for the subpoena of Carl Kline , who served as the White House Personnel Security Director under the Trump Administration. But on Monday evenin...More..

Brexit: UK MPs push to prevent no-deal in law
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Brexit: UK MPs push to prevent no-deal in law

With just 11 days until the United Kingdom must come up with a new plan or crash out of the bloc in chaos, the House of Commons on Monday threw out four options created to replace May's thrice-rejected Brexit...More..

Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident from 2014
by | Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident from 2014

He makes the case for an unconditional basic income. the Bill Weld (73) is a member of the Republican party, former Governor of MA, and has already stood as a candidate at the presidential election in 2016,...More..

US Heightens Effort to Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico
by | Tuesday, April 02, 2019

US Heightens Effort to Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico

He routinely uses illegal immigration as a justification to build a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. The president would prefer to sit down with Democrats and fix the problem, she insisted. Imports ...More..

No-deal Brexit a very real possibility, warns Ireland's deputy premier
by | Tuesday, April 02, 2019

No-deal Brexit a very real possibility, warns Ireland's deputy premier

Britain could crash out of the European Union in just 10 days time if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to secure parliamentary ratification of her divorce deal or an alternative plan supported by the bloc's 27 ...More..