Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… turned international political activist and leader of the Demosisto political party. “(We) wish to appeal to fellow citizens to take part in direct civic actions on 1st of July to demonstrate our aspiration to democracy and the right to self-determination,” Demosisto said in a statement. Banned words Monday’s action is the first of what is expected to be many protests around the handover anniversary, which will be heightened by the presence of Chinese President Xi …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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Dad Of Missing 5-Year-Old California Boy Arrested In His Murder

June 24, 2017

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department homicide investigators seized Aramazd Andressian, 35, Friday afternoon and hes being held in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. Hell be returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles afterextradition proceedings, according to a sheriffs department statement. Andressians estranged wife called police April 22 when he failed to return their son after a trip to Disneyland. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last spotted on a Disneyland surveillance video late April …

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Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explosion

June 24, 2017

Rebecca Burger, who regularly posted about fitness, lifestyle and beauty to her almost200,000 followers on Instagram,suffered cardiac arrest after beinghit in the chest by a faulty siphon on a pressurized canister at her home in Galfingue Saturday, according to French newspaper 20 Minutes. Her family announced her death in a statement on Instagram. They also shared a photo of a similar canister, which uses highly pressurized nitrous oxidethat expands to make cream texture, to warn others of …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… Mission to the UN and had no entitlement to diplomatic immunity. The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” a Homeland Security statement said. “DHS seized multiple media items and packages from the individuals, at which time the North Koreans attempted to physically retrieve the items but were prevented from doing so by DHS officers. The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans,” the statement continued. According the 1961 Vienna …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… timber building hovers over a landscaped garden, offering serene views of the horizon and the nearby Pennines mountain range. Architecture as an oasis One of dRMM’s co-founders, Alex de Rijke, calls it an “oasis” and a “manifesto for healthy architecture.” “We tried to make a building that offered a three-dimensional statement about what healthcare architecture could be,” he says. “That’s important to me, as is the idea that we’re …

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Bodies Of Missing USS Fitzgerald Sailors Found In Flooded Compartments

June 19, 2017

The Navy said in a statement thatthe bodies were recoveredand were being transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, where they would be identified. Officials have not yet confirmed if the bodies of all seven missing sailors were recovered. The missing crew members were feared lost after the 8,300-tondestroyer collided with a 29,000-ton merchant vesselabout 55 miles southwest of Yokosuka, where the U.S. 7th Fleet is headquartered. Most of the sailors would likely have been asleep at …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… terse statement that day. An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input. Reversing Obamas Bears Ears designation would be an unprecedented assault on a presidential prerogative created in the 1906 Antiquities Act. Nearly every president has wielded the act to preserve tribal lands and natural wonders. Only Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush declined to use the law, according to . But no White House …

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84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

June 19, 2017

… in more than 21 years of law enforcement, said Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department said in a statement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in. Concerned citizens alerted investigators to the situation. We applaud them for coming forward, said the police statement. Police said Fay was selling puppies for $2,500 each at De La Sang Monde kennel. Her website featured photos of dogs posed outside what appeared to be an elegant …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… Humanitarian action is not the cause of this crisis but is a response to it, MSF told HuffPost in a statement. Frontex spokeswoman Izabella Cooper stressed in an email that the agency had never accused aid organizations of colluding with people smugglers. Frontex-deployed vessels have helped save tens of thousands of lives, she added. The agency said that its analyses had shown that In the past two years, the smugglers in Libya have changed their and have become more ruthless, Cooper told …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

… policies and procedures. Had they followed protocol “this tragedy would not have occurred,” he said in a statement. Taylor checked the boy off a list used to account for all the children traveling on the van without ever seeing him, police said. She was covering for someone else who wasn’t there that day, Baker said. Phillips’ responsibilities as the driver also included unloading the children and Robinson’s job was to assist her. Washington, called a …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 17, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… shouldn’t amount to a death sentence for anyone.” ICE has arrested 199 Iraqi nationals since May, 114 of them from Detroit last weekend, according to ICE press secretary Gillian Christensen. Iraq recently agreed to accept deportees in exchange for being removed from the countries listed in President Donald Trump’s travel ban. That agreement triggered a shift in the focus of ICE raids, Christensen said in a statement. Many detainees have criminal records “The vast …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said. …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… gotta get to Nebraska more. Sasse: Youre welcome. Wed love to have you work in the fields with us. Maher: Work in the fields? Senator, Im a house nigger. Maher released an apology the following day amid growing public outcry, with his employer HBO later releasing a statement of their own calling the comedians actions inexcusable. The network, however, levied no substantive punishment against Maher, who returned to his show on Friday to raucous cheers. The whole matter, from last Fridays …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 12, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife Health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)Qatar has said “it’s not ready to surrender” as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensifies. “The State of Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state,“ a Foreign Ministry statement said Thursday. Unraveling the Qatar crisis Social sympathizers could face jail US suspects Russian hackers World cup a bargaining chip Qatar keeps gas flowing Philippines stops …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection. In a statement accompanying the White House …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… loyalty and that Comey drop his Flynn investigation ultimately led to Comey’s firing. RELATED: Do Comey’s new revelations show obstruction of justice? “Congress must now determine whether the Director’s refusal to do either — or any other motivation to interfere with or obstruct any part of the Russia investigation — led ultimately to Comey’s firing,” Schiff said in a statement. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richad Burr, who has taken a …

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London Police Say Officer Injured While Taking On Attackers With His Baton

June 6, 2017

In a statement released by BTP on Sunday, Chief Constable Paul Crowther said the unidentified officer confronted the attackers while armed only with a baton. Hesustained injuriesto his head, face and leg, but is currently in stable condition at an area hospital. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, three suspects inside a white van mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge. Then, armed with long knives, they fled on foot and began stabbing people in Borough Market, one of the citys most popular dining …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

… halted the implementation of the presidents second attempt at the travel ban. The DOJsaid in a statement that Trump is not required to admit into the U.S.people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until they are properly vetted by his standards. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPokemon Go Marketing Secrets 2.0 PLR — Henry Gold Pokemon Go Marketing Secrets 2.0 PLR consists of a step-by-step guide on …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 4, 2017

… possession of Chihulys private documents, including medical papers and personal letters, that would be substantively uncomfortable if released to the public, the statement adds. In February, the statement continues, Moi asked for $21 million, threatening to publicly file a lawsuit if his demand for money was not met. Earlier this month, when Chihuly had not agreed to pay him, Moi served Chihulys legal counsel with a state court complaint. TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images Chihuly Inc.asserts …

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