Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The spokesman for the Vatican and his deputy resigned suddenly on Monday, an official statement said. It gave no reason for the resignation of Greg Burke, an American, and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, a Spaniard, but they quit several weeks after Pope Francis appointed an Italian journalist and personal friend, Andrea Tornielli, to become editorial director of Vatican communications. (Reporting By Philip … Continue reading Vatican spokesman, deputy resign suddenly

Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise. WTVG-TV in Toledo reports that someone pulled out the “Christmas weed” early Friday morning and drove off with it in his trunk. The weed had become a holiday attraction after a family decorated it with tinsel to spread some Christmas … Continue reading Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

Scrutiny, criticism of ICE come with immigration enforcement – AP

By COLLEEN LONG In this Oct. 22, 2018, photo U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surround and detain a person during a raid in Richmond, Va. ICE’s enforcement and removal operations, like the five-person field office team outside Richmond, hunt people in the U.S. illegally, some of whom have been here for decades, working and raising families. Carrying out President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies … Continue reading Scrutiny, criticism of ICE come with immigration enforcement – AP

Manhunt Still on for inmate who escaped from California prison

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — California authorities were on a manhunt Thursday for an inmate who walked away from San Quentin State Prison and is believed to have carjacked a vehicle overnight. Shalom Mendoza, 21, was last seen at the prison before 6 p.m. Wednesday and reported missing after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He fled from a work assignment outside the prison walls, spokesman Sgt. Robert … Continue reading Manhunt Still on for inmate who escaped from California prison

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30, officials said. The bomb went off near the baggage counter at the entrance of the South Seas mall in Cotabato city, wounding shoppers, … Continue reading 2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

‘I can’t breathe.’ Jamal Khashoggi’s

In one version of the evolving explanations for his death, Saudi officials suggested Khashoggi was accidentally choked. But according to the transcript, CNN’s source says, the journalist’s voice can be heard above the noise, repeatedly claiming he could not breathe.Despite his desperate pleas, the last discernible words the transcript records for Khashoggi are:”I can’t breathe. Continue reading ‘I can’t breathe.’ Jamal Khashoggi’s

Coming between Cardi B and Offsets

Let’s give Cardi B a minute Analysis by Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) Before you tweet me asking, “Why is Cardi B’s marital split news?” I will beat you to the punch and say it’s not, really.Cardi shot to the top of Twitter trends Wednesday after she announced her split from husband and fellow rapper Offset on Instagram.  I’m shocked by how shocked peo ple are that … Continue reading Coming between Cardi B and Offsets

BREAKING: 41 Palestinians killed, thousands wounded as U.S. opens new embassy in Jerusalem premiumtimesng.com

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia] At least 41 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when violence erupts near the Israel border with Gaza on Monday. The death toll has continued to climb as Palestinians attempt to cross the border from Gaza to Israel, according to Israeli daily, Haaretz. About 2,000 Palestinians were also injured, AlJazeera reports. Protests … Continue reading BREAKING: 41 Palestinians killed, thousands wounded as U.S. opens new embassy in Jerusalem premiumtimesng.com

CBI probing another Rs 5,280 crore loan taken by Choksi and his companies — Social News XYZ

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi,  The CBI is probing another loan of Rs 5,280 crore taken by diamond trader Mehul Choksi and his companies from a consortium of 31 banks led by ICICI Bank, informed sources said. The probe is part of the existing FIR filed against Choksi and his Gitanjali Group of companies, said the sources. They said the Rs 5,280 crore loan amount … Continue reading CBI probing another Rs 5,280 crore loan taken by Choksi and his companies — Social News XYZ

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border -NY Times

Immigrants after crossing the border near McAllen, Tex., this month. The Trump administration has in the past said it was considering taking children from their parents as a way to deter migrants from coming here.CreditLoren Elliott/Reuters By Caitlin Dickerson   On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through … Continue reading Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border -NY Times

The homeland security chief told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her in a cabinet meeting over border security

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the incident. Ms. Nielsen, who is a protégée of John F. Kelly, the White House chief of … Continue reading The homeland security chief told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her in a cabinet meeting over border security

How Burmese forces burned, looted and killed in a remote village

Reporting for this story is what led to the arrest of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. BOUND together, the 10 Rohingya Muslim captives watched their Buddhist neighbours dig a shallow grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by Burmese troops, two of the … Continue reading How Burmese forces burned, looted and killed in a remote village

Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer and fixer. His shell company received payments from a firm linked to a Russian oligarch, as well as corporations with business before the Trump administration.CreditBrendan Mcdermid/Reuters By Mike McIntire, Ben Protess and Jim Rutenberg May 8, 2018 A shell company that Michael D. Cohen used to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress received payments totaling more than … Continue reading Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen

Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

  MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it has identified nine Russian officers who allegedly were directly involved in the rocket attack on an eastern Ukrainian city that killed at least 30 civilians. The group, which has previously released reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the fatal downing of a Malaysian airliner […] MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it … Continue reading Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

Police: Temple Student Daniel Duignam Called 911 After Being Shot, Still Searching For Suspects — CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia police are still searching for those responsible in the fatal shooting of a Temple University student on Saturday night. Officers found Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old student at Temple’s Fox School of Business, shot multiple times shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Temple University Confirms 21-Year-Old Student,… PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia police are still searching for those responsible … Continue reading Police: Temple Student Daniel Duignam Called 911 After Being Shot, Still Searching For Suspects — CBS Philly

An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation… JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian … Continue reading An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

Cape Town men ‘steal’ car and drive straight to Pollsmoor Prison -Iavan Pijoos

Four robbers, who stole a car in Cape Town on Sunday morning, drove straight to Pollsmoor Prison in an attempt to flee from police. Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said the four men allegedly stole the car in the Hout Bay area. “They were then chased by police and drove straight to the West Lake entrance of the prison, which is used for … Continue reading Cape Town men ‘steal’ car and drive straight to Pollsmoor Prison -Iavan Pijoos

Saudi Arabia intercepts 2 missiles launched by Houthis

Riyadh, May 7 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Air Defence forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi rebels from Yemen. The missiles on Sunday were directed towards the city of Najran and launched by the militia deliberately to target civilian and populated areas, spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki said. There were no […] https://www.socialnews.xyz/?p=1232798 Continue reading Saudi Arabia intercepts 2 missiles launched by Houthis

Chad – President Idriss Deby Itno announced in Ndjamena a general amnesty for all Chadians involved in rebel movements or working as mercenaries

2018/05/07 – “I proclaim a general amnesty for all Chadians who, for one reason or another, have left their country, those who became mercenaries and those who fought us, among others,” President Deby said, after signing a decree for the country’s new constitution. The amnesty was one of the main recommendations of the all-inclusive national forum on institutional reforms which process led to the adoption … Continue reading Chad – President Idriss Deby Itno announced in Ndjamena a general amnesty for all Chadians involved in rebel movements or working as mercenaries

Saudi Arabia launches initiative to improve country’s lifestyle

https://ift.tt/2rjnlkS May 4, 2018 RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to spend 50 billion riyals ($13.33 billion) by 2020 on an initiative to promote entertainment, health, sports and education as part of a modernizing drive by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At an event in Riyadh on Thursday, Ahmed al-Khatib, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said the program, called Quality of Life, should … Continue reading Saudi Arabia launches initiative to improve country’s lifestyle

Drug Bust : 2 killed, 1 wounded

Two suspected drug users were killed and the other was wounded amidst the ‘shootout’ at Barangay Duljo Fatima, Sitio Panaghiusa St. Cebu City. Joseph 44, and Romeo Oralde were killed and wounded Israel Patunob, 37 was rushed to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG), Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Police Regional Drug Enforcement (PDEU)-7 conducted a drug bust operation … Continue reading Drug Bust : 2 killed, 1 wounded