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Ocasio-Cortez called out for social media silence in wake of Sri Lanka terror attacks

Thursday 11:45 GMT

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being slammed over her social media silence in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Yet Ocasio-Cortez, who has previously been quick to comment on other terror attacks such as the Christchurch mosque shootings in March, hasn't yet said anything regarding the tragedy in Sri Lanka -- which took the lives of several American citizens.

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California authorities ID suspect accused of plowing car into crowd

Thursday 21:51 GMT

California authorities on Wednesday released the name of the suspected driver accused of plowing a vehicle into eight people a day earlier, an act that officials said appeared to be intentional.

DRIVER PLOWS INTO GROUP OF PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA, INJURING 8 BEFORE SMASHING INTO TREE, POLICE SAY. It occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday as the driver was heading west on El Camino Real towards the city of Mountain View, DPS said.

Source: Global News

New Zealand, France to launch pledge aimed at stopping online terror

Thursday 11:45 GMT

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.

One year after Toronto van attack, experts say outrage over incel movement ‘forgotten’. Ardern said Macron had played a leadership role among the Group of Seven major economies in trying to eliminate online terrorism, and his role would complement her experience from the recent Christchurch attacks when they co-chair the May 15 meeting.

Source: BBC

Texas hate crime killer to be executed

Thursday 15:25 GMT

One of three men convicted in the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr, one of modern America's worst hate crimes, is to be executed in Texas.

Jasper's former sheriff, Billy Rowles, told KFDM News that King's execution would finally provide closure for the community.

Source: DW

Sri Lanka lowers Easter attack death toll while suspects still at large

Today 05:09 GMT

The search for suspects tied to the deadly Easter bombings in Sri Lanka has intensified amid concerns about possible further attacks.

Sri Lankan officials lowered the death toll in the Easter Sunday attack down to 253 from the previous figure of 359, officials said on Thursday. The country's Health Ministry said that the state of the bodies made it difficult to give a precise figure and that some bodies had been double-counted.

Source: DW

France dedicates first Armenian genocide commemorations

Thursday 17:16 GMT

The first major European country to recognize the 1915 massacres as genocide, France has dedicated its first national day of commemoration.

In 2001 France became the first major European country to recognise the massacres as genocide and in February, as he announced the national day of remembrance, Macron said France "knows how to look history in the face." The 1915-1918 killings started on April 24 when thousands of Armenian intellectuals suspected of harboring nationalist sentiments and being hostile to Ottoman rule were rounded up.

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'Avowed racist' executed for 1998 dragging death of black man

Thursday 09:55 GMT

John William King, 44, was put to death by lethal injection for his role in the murder of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death along a secluded road outside Jasper, approximately 130 miles northeast of Houston, early on the morning of June 7, 1998.

A white supremacist who orchestrated one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history was executed in Texas Wednesday.

Source: DW

White House, US states strive to limit abortions at home and abroad

Today 02:25 GMT

When the US mission took issue with a text condemning sexual violence in conflict zones over the mention of reproductive health services on Tuesday, the Trump administration's suppression on abortion, both at home and abroad, was thrown into sharper relief.

Most recently, the White House expanded the Mexico City Policy, requiring foreign NGOs that receive US funding to certify that they do not provide abortions or give abortion advice.

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Stock trader convicted in fire death of man who dug bunker under home

Today 02:25 GMT

A wealthy Maryland stock trader was found guilty of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in connection with a deadly fire in a network of tunnels he planned to use as an underground nuclear bunker.

Montgomery County prosecutor Marybeth Ayres said Beckwitt was responsible for creating extreme hoarding conditions that trapped Khafra in the tunnels under Beckwitt's Bethesda home when a fire broke out in the basement.

Source: DW

German fire brigades call for military helicopters over wildfire risks

Thursday 17:16 GMT

Germany's unseasonal wildfire risk has prompted fire brigades to call for military helicopters to be kept on standby for water dousing.

President of the Fire Brigades' Federation (DFV) Hartmut Ziebs said only the army's Sikorsky CH-53 transporters were capable of airlifting 5,000-liter refillable water canisters that may be needed if Europe's 2019 summer causes wildfires.

Source: The Guradian

Scientists begin hunt for evidence on cause of Notre Dame fire

Today 05:10 GMT

French police scientists have entered Notre Dame cathedral for the first time to begin gathering evidence on the cause of the fire that devastated the roof and destroyed the spire last week.

The scaffolding firm that had put up a vast structure of metal scaffolding on the Notre Dame for renovations admitted this week that some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral’s oak-framed roof.

Source: BBC

Tropical tree loss persists at high levels

Today 01:30 GMT

Around 12 million hectares of forest in the world's tropical regions were lost in 2018, equivalent to 30 football fields per minute.

The Ituna Itata reserve, home to some of the world's last un-contacted tribes, saw more than 4,000 hectares of illegal clearing.

Source: CTV

Green Party's history-making success in P.E.I. can go national, leader says

Thursday 12:39 GMT

After making history by leading his party to official Opposition status in P.E.I.’s provincial election Tuesday night, Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker believes his party’s success can be matched on the federal level in October.

The 56-year-old leader acknowledged that the dynamics are “entirely different” in a federal election compared to a provincial race in Canada’s smallest province, but he said federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s leadership and the quality of the candidates should give them a good chance. “I think there’s no reason… that the Green Party couldn’t emulate what we have done today on the national scale in October,” he said.

Source: Global News

Flood, wet and fears of high water: what Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick look like in a deluge

Today 05:10 GMT

Communities in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are coping with heightened water levels that have forced authorities to pile sandbags and homeowners to move their possessions to higher ground to avoid them being damaged by the flooding.

Southwest Ontario is set to face a Texas low-pressure system that is expected to bring rainfall of 20 to 45 millimetres from Thursday night into Friday. Rainfall ranging from 20 to 35 millimetres is projected to hit the south-central and southern sectors of Ontario’s northeast, and southeast Ontario could see anywhere from 20 to 30 millimetres.

Source: Global News

Abused children were starved, denied toilet and toothbrushes: N.L. report

Today 05:10 GMT

California couple who starved, shackled their 12 children sentenced to life in prison. Her report, released Thursday, doesn’t disclose the children’s age, hometown, or even how many siblings there are.

A new report has detailed horrific abuse suffered by several siblings who were confined by their parents, often denied food and forbidden from brushing their teeth or using the bathroom at night. The report, from Newfoundland and Labrador’s child and youth advocate, also found that child protection authorities intervened too slowly – and workers abused the siblings anew when they did.

Source: BBC

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
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What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
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Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Logistics Report: Logistics for Thin Mints; Following the Robots; Resetting Railroad Maps

Monday 14:30 GMT
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Mastercard and Visa Stock Will Gain Because Strong Earnings Growth Will Continue, Analyst Says

Wednesday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

China tries to allay fears over Belt and Road policy

Today 05:09 GMT
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Newt Gingrich: China wants to replace America as THE global superpower -- Here's what we must learn

Today 05:09 GMT
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Veterans should have choice on health care provider: Dan Caldwell

Thursday 17:16 GMT
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Deutsche Bank hands over Donald Trump loan documents: reports

Thursday 21:51 GMT
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Biden's Senate records held by his alma mater won't be released until late 2019, possibly even later

Today 05:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump says stocks have hit records ‘close to or over a 100 times’ since he took office — but he may be understating it

Thursday 19:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Oil prices expected to spike in summer as US toughens stance on Iran sanctions

Today 05:10 GMT

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