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A Woman Has Suffered a Clinical Broken Heart After The Death of Her Dog

Heartbreak can be deadly.<p>Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over.<p>Within 20 …

Brazil army takes over state's security as 100 killed amid police strike

Brazil’s south-eastern state of Espirito Santo has turned over security duties to the army as it tries to solve a police crisis that has led to a wave of violence and at least 100 deaths.<p>The decree authorizing the transfer was published Wednesday in the state’s official gazette, as schools and …

Brazil

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Bucharest: Thousands protest decriminalising corruption

More than 100,000 people have taken to the streets in the Romanian capital to protest against an emergency government decree decriminalising a string of corruption offences.<p>Protesters on Wednesday evening in Bucharest shouted "Rats" and carried banners that read "The morning shift", sending a …

Europe

'Witch hunt' fears as US may outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

US civil liberties groups have slammed plans by members of Congress to proscribe the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.<p>The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the legislation, tabled by Republican senators Ted Cruz and Mario Diaz-Balart and supported by the Trump administration, …

Muslim Brotherhood

The Trump-era Supreme Court could erode abortion access with a 'death by 1,000 cuts'

Since opposing abortion is part of the Republican Party's platform, Americans can expect a reproductive-rights fight will be part of the agenda.<p>On his fourth day in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reinstating a gag order keeping nongovernmental organizations that receive …

Hobby Lobby

California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired …

Cannabis

Trump Follows Mayor Bloomberg's Ethics Steps; Critics Call That Inadequate

President Trump isn't the first wealthy New York businessman to hold a high public office.<p>Nelson Rockefeller, an heir to one of America's greatest fortunes, served as the state's governor in the 1960s, and then vice president in the mid-1970s in the Ford administration.<p>More recently, billionaire …

Donald Trump

China Population Crisis: New Two-Child Policy Fails To Yield Major Gains

BEIJING — Despite having the largest population of any country in the world, China isn’t having enough babies.<p>That’s the unspoken conclusion of a government plan, published Wednesday, which revealed that the relaxation of China’s one-child-only policy has so far failed to boost the country’s birth …

China

South Dakota lawmakers could scrap voter-backed ethics rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are set to dismantle new ethics regulations that voters imposed on them less than three months ago, a …

South Dakota

Russia shows off new Mig-35 jet

Russia has been showing off the latest generation of its MiG-35 fighter jet.<p>The twin engine jet will replace the MiG-29, which has been used by the Russian airforce since the 1980’s.<p>The 37 new planes will cost Russia over €1 billion, but they will be able to fly at up to 2,400 kilometres per …

Apple has allegedly begun removing Iranian iOS apps from the App store

Reports coming out of Iran suggest that Apple has allegedly started removing iOS apps originating from the country’s startups and developers. Prior to this, Apple had, in a limited manner, opened up its App Store to Iranians in September 2016 and appeared to be gradually lifting some of the …

Trump just made an unprecedented, 'radical' change to the National Security Council

The executive measure established Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as a regular attendee, whereas the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence will be allowed to participate only "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be …

Donald Trump

Three Days Into Trump’s Presidency, 45 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of His Performance

President Trump has been in office for three days, and on Monday he got his first job approval rating. Forty-five percent of Americans approve of …

Westport residents plagued by calls to X-rated Babestation

<b>Residents of a County Mayo town are being plagued by callers trying to reach X-rated TV channel Babestation.</b><p>People in Westport are up in arms over late-night landline calls intended for the UK-based station.<p>The mix-up is a result of Irish viewers calling the show's premium-rate numbers, which start …

Senators Propose Giving States Option to Keep Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — Several Republican senators on Monday proposed a partial replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose, a proposal meant to appeal to critics and supporters of former President Barack Obama’s signature health law.<p>But …

Health Care

Trump Promotes Neutrality Opponent Ajit Pai to Lead FCC

President Donald Trump promoted a critic of net neutrality on Monday to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for enforcing those regulations.<p>In a statement, Ajit Pai, a telecommunications lawyer whom President Barack Obama appointed to a Republican seat the FCC …

Net Neutrality

Gambia's new president names female VP who vowed to prosecute Jammeh

President Adama Barrow has appointed as deputy leader a woman who had vowed to prosecute exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Barrow, still in Senegal, said …

A grassroots movement aiming to help Democrats take back the House is going viral

You may have seen this link pop up in your Facebook feed over the weekend:<p>Tens of thousands have joined a new campaign, called Swing Left, that aims to help Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018. More than 100,000 people have signed up since Inauguration Day, according …

FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian …

Russia

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the …

Obama Administration

Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka

Bangladesh reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Dhaka, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Bangladeshi agriculture ministry.<p>Of 3,000 Sonali type poultry at risk from the outbreak, 732 died from the …

Environmental Health

'Mawlana' film provokes outcry over religion and state

An Egyptian box office hit that highlights the religious establishment's cosy relations with the state has provoked a backlash from Sunni Muslim leaders, with some calling for the film to be banned.<p>Adapted from a novel by prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa, "Mawlana" ("The Preacher") tells the …

Middle East

White House opens door to military cooperation with Moscow, but it would be illegal

The White Houseindicated Monday that President Trump would be open to military cooperation with Russia to fightIslamic State, a move that would be a big policy change for the U.S. government, and one that would run afoul of current law.<p>"I think if there's a way that we can combat ISIS with any …

First day of Astana summit ends without breakthrough

<b>Astana, Kazakhstan</b> - The first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan hit a snag as direct negotiations between rebels and the government looked unlikely, and as delegates sparred over details of a nationwide truce.<p>Representatives of the Syrian government and opposition on Monday traded barbs over …

Middle East

Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

President formally pulls US out of massive 12-nation TPP trade deal that covers 40 percent of world's economy.<p>Trump called the order a 'great thing for the American worker' [AFP]<p>Al Jazeera English,aljazeera,youtube,USA,donald trump,trump,package,politics,News,washington dc,Business & Economy,james …

Anger in Russia as Bill Aims to Decriminalize Some Domestic Violence

Just days after huge crowds of demonstrators took to the streets in cities around the world to voice their support for women’s rights, Russia is set to advance legislation that would decriminalize domestic violence.<p>The bill would remove criminal liability for assaults against family members, which …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

<b>Israel has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem, after the staunch pro-Israel US President Donald Trump took office.</b><p>Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP: "Now we can finally build."<p>Israel's PM reportedly delayed approval given the opposition of Barack Obama, …

Dozens killed after train derails in southern India

At least 36 people have been killed and 50 injured after an overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, according to railway officials, in the latest accident to hit the country's gigantic, but poorly maintained, rail network.<p>Seven coaches of the Hirakhand Express were thrown off the …

India