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Berkshire set for mini heatwave over the May bank holiday Berkshire set for mini heatwave over the May bank holiday
- May 04, 2018

Rain and drizzle in the west will spread eastwards to all areas this morning and will continue for much of the day". Thankfully, these dour conditions are expected to clear through the late afternoon and evening. "Some uncertainty in from the middle of next week, although at this stage it looks like most places will stay mainly dry with sunny spells". Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate southwest breezes. (more...)
White House warns China on growing militarization in South China Sea White House warns China on growing militarization in South China Sea
- May 04, 2018

The foreign ministry said China has irrefutable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and that its necessary defensive deployments were for national security needs and not aimed at any country. China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. China could use the bases to challenge the US regional presence, and "would easily overwhelm the military forces of any other South China Sea-claimants". (more...)
Trump reimbursed lawyer for payment to porn star: Giuliani
- May 03, 2018

Mr Cohen has said he paid Ms Daniels out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed by Mr Trump. As NBC News reported , Stormy Daniels has filed a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump for the tweet . "It is an investigation into the personal attorney of a sitting president regarding documents that might be subject to the attorney-client privilege". (more...)
Pranksters hang auto from Toronto overpass Pranksters hang auto from Toronto overpass
- May 03, 2018

The vehicle was just a shell that had been stripped of its engine, windows and seats and had no license plates. It was cut down by firefighters shortly before 10 a.m., safely dropping to the ground below. "With assistance from Toronto Fire Services, an investigation was started and the vehicle was recovered", the Toronto Police Service said in a statement . (more...)
4 police officers injured in house explosion 4 police officers injured in house explosion
- May 03, 2018

He remarked: " This started late this afternoon with what was apparently a very violent domestic call ". One WFSB-TV reporter caught video of two people being taken away in handcuffs, but it's unclear what connection they may have to Wednesday night's explosion. (more...)
People Injured in Explosion During Jewish Ceremony in London People Injured in Explosion During Jewish Ceremony in London
- May 03, 2018

Videos recorded at the event showed a bonfire being lit, followed by a large explosion and a fireball engulfing the crowd standing near the fire. Social media erupted with reports that a smartphone was burned which caused the explosion . (more...)
UK's May facing Brexiteer revolt over customs union UK's May facing Brexiteer revolt over customs union
- May 03, 2018

Mr Rees Mogg also denied reports that Brexiteers had threatened to "collapse" the government if she accepts the customs partnership option. As May met with her divided " Brexit Cabinet" of senior ministers, 60 euroskeptic Conservative legislators argued that staying in a customs union with the EU would prevent Britain from striking new trade deals around the world. (more...)
Trump's Doctor Says Trump Basically Wrote That Glowing Health Letter Trump's Doctor Says Trump Basically Wrote That Glowing Health Letter
- May 03, 2018

In a letter released in December 2015, Bornstein wrote that Trump would "unequivocally" be the healthiest president in history and deemed the celebrity businessman's condition "astonishingly excellent". He said the experience left him feeling "raped" and frightened. He describes the encounter as a "raid" that occurred a few days after he spilled to the New York Times that the president takes hair-growth medication. (more...)
Press Freedom Day being observed today Press Freedom Day being observed today
- May 03, 2018

The secretary general of the Union of Angolans Journalists (SJA), Teixeira Cândido who integrates the national delegation told Angop that the Accra meeting will be used by UNESCO to deliver the annual Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize to the Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid. (more...)
Italy FA Confirms Talks With Roberto Mancini Over Manager Opening Italy FA Confirms Talks With Roberto Mancini Over Manager Opening
- May 02, 2018

Mancini held a two-hour meeting with Italian FA sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta at his home in Rome on Monday as the terms of his appointment were thrashed out. Mancini ruled himself out the running for the job in November, insisiting he was happy in his current role as boss of Zenit St Petersburg. Antonio Conte and Claudio Ranieri, Premier League winners with Chelsea FC and Leicester City FC respectively, were also said to be in the frame for the job previously. (more...)
At least one killed in São Paulo tower block collapse At least one killed in São Paulo tower block collapse
- May 02, 2018

A 26-storey building has collapsed after a massive fire in the Brazilian city of São Paulo . The BBC adds that at least one person has died in the fire. The building was formally a headquarters for federal police but had been abandoned for many years and had been occupied by squatters , according to local media. (more...)
Labour Day 2018: Google celebrates May Day, here's how it all began Labour Day 2018: Google celebrates May Day, here's how it all began
- May 02, 2018

The Labour Department has asked trade union members to carry identity cards issued by the Labour Department or Headload Workers Welfare Board during duty hours. Coincidentally Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day also fall on the same day which commemorates the making of the states after Bombay State was divided on the basis of language. (more...)
Karnataka poll: Is the BJP-JD(S) have a pact? Karnataka poll: Is the BJP-JD(S) have a pact?
- May 02, 2018

The BJP , with its Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, is attempting to form the government for the second time in Karnataka. Mr Modi also accused the successive Congress governments at the Centre of allowing a handful of people to loot banks while denying loans to poor. (more...)
MP Home Min assures strict action after candidates' caste marked on chest MP Home Min assures strict action after candidates' caste marked on chest
- May 02, 2018

The issue was highlighted after photographs of candidates surfaced in media reports, wherein they were labelled as "SC", "ST" and "O" (for OBC) on their chests, causing a flutter in the administration. Taking to micro-blogging side, Rahul said that the casteist nature of the BJP government is an attack on the constitution. Elections to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly are due later this year. (more...)
Push to curb opioid crisis during Drug Take Back Day Push to curb opioid crisis during Drug Take Back Day
- May 01, 2018

The Take-Back programs are created to help people get rid of unused drugs that could be misused or abused by others. For more details on the success of the program and the upcoming Take Back Day, see the DEA's latest press release . And once these pills are dropped off, it'll go to the DEA. For some people, having the drugs in the house is a risk they don't want to take. Nearly every local police department now has a prescription drop off box in their lobby and it is typically available 24/7. (more...)
U.S. treasury chief Steve Mnuchin: 'Cautiously optimistic' on China trade talks U.S. treasury chief Steve Mnuchin: 'Cautiously optimistic' on China trade talks
- May 01, 2018

The looming deadline is "sowing chaos" on global shipping routes, The New York Times reports , with manufacturers unsure if ships may be barred from United States ports. The Port Kembla Steelworks is the home of BlueScope Steel and Colorbond in Wollongong. Mexico is also heading into a national election this July. "When costs of raw materials like steel and aluminium are artificially driven up, all Americans ultimately foot the bill in the form of higher prices for everything from canned ... (more...)
Ronny Jackson Will Not Continue to be Trump's Doctor Ronny Jackson Will Not Continue to be Trump's Doctor
- May 01, 2018

I don't know if Dr. Jackson was the right man to lead the VA or not. Tester Doesn't Want To Be Known as a Trump Antagonist So now Tester is doubling down on his veterans' message, while leaving Trump alone. Most popular: 'Fortnite' Season 4 Start Time: Ready to Start a New Battle Pass? Tester's office collected the allegations, which included a claim that Jackson "got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle" at a Secret Service going-away party. (more...)
Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea president Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea president
- May 01, 2018

Kim met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in last week at the DMZ, a first for both leaders. Trump is preparing for his own summit with Kim, which he said would take place in the next three to four weeks. A Trump-Kim meeting would be the first U.S. "If we meet often and build trust with the United States , and if an end to the war and nonaggression are promised, why would we live in difficulty with nuclear weapons?" "We want to see real commitment", Trump national security advisor ... (more...)
Spider believed to be world's oldest is dead Spider believed to be world's oldest is dead
- May 01, 2018

You might also be interested in. . She outlived the next oldest known spider, a pet Mexican tarantula, that lived to 28. The name of this oldest spider on earth was Number 16, and it was a female Giaus Villosus trapdoor spider. Moreover, she-and trapdoor spiders generally-cannot up and move if their home is destroyed or too badly damaged. She and her fellow researchers said the spider helped them understand how the species is impacted by climate change and deforestation. (more...)
Airstrikes Hit Syrian Military Bases, Israel Suspected Airstrikes Hit Syrian Military Bases, Israel Suspected
- May 01, 2018

The assault on the pocket between Homs and Hama - the most populous remaining besieged area in Syria - included both air strikes and artillery, said the war monitor. It also said rockets hit Syrian government bases in the region surrounding Nairab military airport, which is close to Aleppo International Airport. (more...)