Famed architect of Miami's Arsht Center Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Hired by Yale University to serve as the dean of its architecture school, Pelli in 1977 moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where he opened his own design firm. Born on October 12, 1926, in Tucuman, in northern Argentina , Pelli first studied buildi... More..

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Does Patriarchy Explain Why Michelle Obama Is Most Admired?
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

Does Patriarchy Explain Why Michelle Obama Is Most Admired?

It's looking up for Melania Trump , who has just been voted the third most admired woman in America this year. Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the world's most admired man . The power couple recent...More..

U.S. bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

U.S. bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar

Cities in Virginia and North Carolina will see some of the hottest air of the season . Around the country, cities are mobilizing outreach teams, armed with copious amounts of water, to check on homeless peop...More..

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people

Mr. McCracken said he helped to evacuate his elderly neighbor and her dog before running towards the house to check on the residents directly affected. Tradie James Looyer , who helped dig the injured out of t...More..

Public Protector says Ramaphosa violated the constitution
by | Sunday, July 21, 2019

Public Protector says Ramaphosa violated the constitution

He was responding to allegations by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane who accuses the president of violating the Executive Ethics Code. It's in light of this, she has referred evidence which revealed al...More..

Intruder detained after jumping on wing of Nigeria plane prior to takeoff
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Intruder detained after jumping on wing of Nigeria plane prior to takeoff

The incident happened Friday morning at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos. Nigerian aviation authorities say an intruder who climbed onto the wing of a commercial plane ...More..

UK's Javid says 'send her back' chant at Trump rally unacceptable
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

UK's Javid says 'send her back' chant at Trump rally unacceptable

It was reminiscent of Trump's 2016 campaign, when supporters regularly shouted, "Lock her up!" in a call to jail his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton , the former US secretary of state. Now Omar has become o...More..

Sheila Dikshit Demise: A Timeline Of Her Successful Political Career
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sheila Dikshit Demise: A Timeline Of Her Successful Political Career

If it had been the latter, she would not have lost her own assembly seat after ruling Delhi for 15 years. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) media secretary Naresh Kumar informed that her cremation wil...More..

77-Year-Old Freed from Prison in 2014 Convicted of Second Murder
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

77-Year-Old Freed from Prison in 2014 Convicted of Second Murder

Flick is going to age out of his capacity to engage in this conduct ", Maine Superior Court Justice Robert E. Crowley stated at the time, according to the Portland Press Herald . In 2014, he was released b...More..

Cat Filter Mistakenly Applied During Police News Conference On Double Murder
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Cat Filter Mistakenly Applied During Police News Conference On Double Murder

Police confirmed that Deese and Fowler, whose bodies were found along the Alaska Highway in a remote part of British Columbia , were both murdered . They offered their condolences to Deese's family. Police,...More..

Gone rogue: At least 17 injured at United Kingdom ‘car cruise’ event
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Gone rogue: At least 17 injured at United Kingdom ‘car cruise’ event

Spectators claimed at least one of the vehicles involved, a Nissan 350Z and a Toyota GT86, was travelling at up to 70mph in the moments before the crash on Monkswood Way at around 9.45pm on Thursday. He blamed ...More..

Trump may send hundreds of troops out amid Iran tensions
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Trump may send hundreds of troops out amid Iran tensions

Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in his remarks on the floor, said, "the Trump Administration has used a phony emergency to override the authority of Congress and push through eight ...More..

'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by United Kingdom parliament
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by United Kingdom parliament

US President Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would do "a great job" as United Kingdom prime minister and they would have "a very good relationship". "It is a proud, great nation and it will remain our p...More..

The Hague court summons Kosovo PM
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Hague court summons Kosovo PM

The Specialist Chamber was set up in 2015 to try ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) guerrillas for alleged atrocities in the war that led to independence from Serbia. Thaci and parliament speaker Kadri Veseli ar...More..

Merkel criticises Trump comments on congresswomen AP, Berlin
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Merkel criticises Trump comments on congresswomen AP, Berlin

Merkel said she was confident her protegee would do a good job with the defense portfolio, which has proven a poisoned chalice for several recent predecessors. The chancellor, who has loomed large on the Europe...More..

United States putting troops back in Saudi Arabia
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

United States putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's defence ministry confirmed the deployment. The acting U.S. defence secretary has authorized the deployment of " US military personnel and resources" to Saudi Arabia , according to a statemen...More..

Donald Trump Twitter: After Racist Tweets, AOC Responds
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Donald Trump Twitter: After Racist Tweets, AOC Responds

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI. "Mr President, the country I come from and the country we all swear to is the United States, but giv...More..

US sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

US sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program

The network was led by Iranian firm Bakhtar Raad Sepahan and its overseas affiliates. It said China-based Henan Jiayuan Aluminium Industry was contracted to sell aluminium goods worth more than $500,000, incl...More..

Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswoman Omar
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswoman Omar

Omar was born in Mogadishu, and when she was eight her family fled Somalia's civil war. Speaking on 18 July about the chanting, Trump argued : "I was not happy with it". This ugliness must end, or we risk o...More..

Gibraltar court extends detention of Iran tanker for 30 days: Britain
by | Saturday, July 20, 2019

Gibraltar court extends detention of Iran tanker for 30 days: Britain

Bahrain said Thursday it will host a conference on "maritime and air navigation security" and "find ways to deter the Iranian threat and ensure freedom of navigation in this strategic region", the Gulf kingdom'...More..

Man Scales Down Outside of Building to Escape Fire in Philadelphia
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Man Scales Down Outside of Building to Escape Fire in Philadelphia

Fire crews responded around 9:30 p.m.to reports that smoke was seen coming from the upper floors of a 19-story high-rise in West Philadelphia. The fire was believed to have been started by a trash compactor, ...More..

Tlaib co-sponsors resolution to protect right to boycott Israel
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Tlaib co-sponsors resolution to protect right to boycott Israel

Ilhan Omar's legislation that offers support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement cites the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazis. "I think the BDS movement is harmful and anyone t...More..

South Korea urges Japan to accept request for talks over export controls
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

South Korea urges Japan to accept request for talks over export controls

Japan says all compensation issues had been settled under the 1965 bilateral agreement and that the South Korean government's lack of intervention to stop the court process is a breach of the worldwide treaty...More..

Deportation of New Zealanders 'not fair dinkum': Jacinda Ardern
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Deportation of New Zealanders 'not fair dinkum': Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern's visit to Australia has been sold as a chance to promote New Zealand's attractiveness to investors - but if the country's banks and financial press are any guide, she may not find a receptive au...More..

Chinese-Australian in criminal detention in China
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Chinese-Australian in criminal detention in China

Stary did not have details of the charge. The minister noted that Canberra had raised Yang's case repeatedly with Beijing at senior levels and written twice to China's foreign minister requesting a "fair and ...More..

US President Trump nominates attorney Gene Scalia as new Secretary of Labour
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

US President Trump nominates attorney Gene Scalia as new Secretary of Labour

Scalia was nominated by Bush to serve as solicitor of the department in 2001. The president made the announcement in a series of two tweets . Democrats specifically attacked Scalia's writings as a private...More..

Crowd welcomes home Congresswoman Omar at Minnesota airport
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Crowd welcomes home Congresswoman Omar at Minnesota airport

He's holding Klan rallies", said Aimee Allison, who leads She the People, an advocacy group focused on women of color. He didn't mention Trump's comments at a rally suggesting the four lawmakers can leave the...More..

El Chapo sentenced to life in prison
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

El Chapo sentenced to life in prison

He was brought to NY, where he remained through his trial and sentencing. Andrea Velez, a former associate of Guzman, said on Wednesday that Guzman had paid the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang $1 million to hav...More..

Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian shot dead in Erbil
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian shot dead in Erbil

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kurdish offic...More..

Dutch state partly liable for Srebrenica deaths
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Dutch state partly liable for Srebrenica deaths

Lightly-armed Dutch UN peacekeepers were overrun by the Bosnian Serbs during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, triggering the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II. "The chance that the male refugees...More..

Powerful quake shakes Greek capital of Athens
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Powerful quake shakes Greek capital of Athens

The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) some 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) north of Athens. There are no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries but several aftersho...More..

Judge considers whether to punish Roger Stone for social media posts
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Judge considers whether to punish Roger Stone for social media posts

However, questions of Stone's compliance with the gag order are now likely to loom over the hearing, after prosecutors in June accused the self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" of defying Judge Amy Berman Jackso...More..

Berkeley City Council Votes to Remove 'Gendered Language' from City Codes
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Berkeley City Council Votes to Remove 'Gendered Language' from City Codes

Certain other terminology will get a makeover as well: " manhole " will be "maintenance hole", and " manpower " will change to " human effort ". They can change it to maintenance hole. "No. Uh... I think it wou...More..

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker moved to hospital psychiatric ward
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker moved to hospital psychiatric ward

He says he is "hopeful" this means she will be receiving better treatment and care. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was arrested in Iran while travelling with the couple's young daughter in April 2016 and has been s...More..

Trump says US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
by | Friday, July 19, 2019

Trump says US Navy ship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

It also added that the Revolutionary Guard Corps "denied claims that it has seized any other foreign ship as claimed by the foreign media in the last several days". The UAE has been calling for a de-escalatio...More..