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Source: Global News

Death toll climbs to 79 after flash floods, earthquake hits Indonesia

Today 09:55 GMT

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday.

“The United Nations expresses its solidarity with the Indonesian authorities and stands ready to work with them as they respond to the humanitarian needs resulting from both natural disasters,” the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement.

Source: The Guradian

Cyclone Idai 'might be southern hemisphere's worst such disaster'

Today 14:31 GMT

Cyclone Idai, the tropical storm ravaging southern Africa, is possibly the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people affected in Mozambique and 920,000 in Malawi, UN officials have said.

Farmers in the region were about to harvest their maize crop when Idai hit, and many of their fields have been ruined, meaning widespread hunger in at least the year ahead.

Source: Common Domain

An aspirin a day might not keep heart attacks away after all

Today 14:30 GMT

After decades of recommending that men over 50 and women over 60 take a baby (aka low-dose) aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association scrapped that popular prescription on Sunday.

The new studies that called taking aspirin for heart health into question included an analysis of more than 12,500 people published in Lancet last summer that found aspirin did not lower heart attacks or related events compared with a placebo over a five-year period — but the people who took the aspirin were twice as likely to report GI bleeding.

Source: Fox News

Midwest floods devastate Nebraska city, leaving many without homes

Today 14:30 GMT

– Parts of the Midwest have been inundated with flooding as rainfall and melting snow force rivers to swell in parts of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

MIDWEST BRACING FOR MORE 'UNPRECEDENTED' FLOODING THAT HAS SHATTERED RECORD-HIGH RIVER LEVELS. Ron Ballinger, who's lived in the city his entire life, said he’s seen a lot of floods but never anything of the magnitude of what had overtaken parts of Plattsmouth.

Source: Global News

Most terrorists make known what they are up to: What are the signs?

Today 12:40 GMT

“Bystanders (people in a position to observe this information) are critical to the identification and prevention of mobilization to violence,” CSIS wrote in a report released under the Access to Information Act.

When criminals become terrorists: declassified CSIS report lays out how Canadians move to terrorism. “Individuals mobilizing to violence — i.e. extremist travel, domestic or foreign attack plotting, or facilitation activities — often inadvertently leak information to other individuals about their intent, capability and preparations,” one of the CSIS studies found. In a majority of cases, the plotters “engaged in specific, highly incriminating discussion months before mobilization.”

Source: DW

New Zealand terror attack: PM Jacinda Ardern's government to announce gun law reforms within 10 days

Today 04:15 GMT

The Christchurch terror attack has prompted the government to quickly review its gun law policy, with tighter legislation expected as the outcome.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that her Cabinet had agreed in "principle" upon tighter gun laws for New Zealand. The proposed changes, to be announced at a future date, were spurred by Friday's Christchurch terror attacks, in which a shooter used multiple weapons, including military-style semi-automatic ones, to open fire on worshippers at two mosques, killing 50.

Source: DW

Israel bans right-wing candidate from general election

Monday 20:55 GMT

Jewish Power is part of an election alliance with Israel's right-wing governing party, Likud, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes will help secure him a record fifth term.

Ben-Ari had been approved by Israel's election committee to run, but the opposition left-wing Meretz party successfully appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. The country's attorney general, who shares the Court's sentiment, had accused Ben-Ari of "inciting on an ethnic-nationalistic basis against the Arab population" and "calling for a violent renunciation of the Arab population's rights."

Source: BBC

Christchurch and the new threat of alt-right violence

Today 14:30 GMT

Shortly after the attack, on the nearly-anything-goes message boards 8chan and 4chan, there were a few scattered thoughts of condolence for the victims.

One question raised in the aftermath of the attack is: Why aren't the authorities doing more to monitor sites like 4chan and 8chan to pick up on potential extremist activity? Setting aside the difficulty of tracing people who use the completely anonymous message boards, even constant monitoring might not be effective.

Source: Fox News

Facebook under fire as watchdog disputes claim New Zealand massacre video was not flagged

Today 14:31 GMT

Facebook is under fire after a watchdog group disputed the tech giant's claim that no one reported the New Zealand massacre livestream video during the attack itself.

Jared Holt, a researcher with a watchdog group that monitors "radical right" political organizations, said that he flagged the video for removal mid-attack using the tech giant's built-in reporting function after someone sent him a link to it that had been posted to the messaging board 8chan. "I was sent a link to the 8chan post by someone who was scared shortly after it was posted.

Source: BBC

Letter points to motive in Dutch gun attack

Today 14:31 GMT

Dutch prosecutors investigating the murder of three people on a tram say a letter was found in the gunman's getaway car and it is one of the reasons why a terrorist motive is being seriously considered.

Among other things a letter found in the getaway car and the nature of the facts give rise to that," a statement said (in Dutch), without detailing the contents of the letter. The red Renault Clio was, according to police, stolen in a carjacking before the shooting and later found in Utrecht's Tichelaarslaan close to where the suspect was arrested.

Source: The Guradian

Why was I asked to condemn Islamist violence days after Christchurch?

Today 14:30 GMT

Less than two days after the horror of the massacre of 50 Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand, I was asked in an interview on the BBC news channel whether or not I think Muslim communities in the UK do enough to condemn Islamist extremism.

“There’s a straightforward problem here, isn’t there – one of the reasons that some of this language has become common is bluntly because of the Islamist violence and the Islamist extremism that has happened – one of the criticisms we hear in this country has been that there isn’t enough criticism of those people by the mainstream Islamic community – what do you say to that?”. Ordinarily, I would not be surprised by this question.

Source: Fox News

Midwest bracing for more 'unprecedented' flooding that has shattered record-high river levels

Monday 19:04 GMT

Residents in Kansas and Missouri were steeling themselves Monday for the deadly and “unprecedented” flooding that's already saturated large portions of the Midwest, mangling hundreds of homes and raising the Missouri River above record water levels in many areas.

In Atchison, Kansas, a city with a population of more than 10,000, businesses are reported to be piling up sandbags as the National Weather Service is forecasting river levels to reach 30 feet there later this week – something likely to prompt major flooding.

Source: Reuters

Kabul's expanding foreigner 'bubble' trades safety for isolation

Today 14:30 GMT

Kabul’s green zone is a place where diplomats fly in cheesecake from New York and cases of wine from Europe, but many of those residing inside the heavily fortified enclave are not allowed to walk without an armed guard even for a distance of 100 meters.

Its rapid expansion reflects the Taliban’s increasing attacks on Kabul in recent years, in a strategy shift to counter its disadvantages against U.S.-backed air power outside the capital.

Source: Fox News

Teens arrested for allegedly stealing $20G of fishing gear from host of online fishing series

Today 12:40 GMT

Two juveniles are likely on the hook for burglary and grand theft after attempting to steal over $20,000 worth of gear from the host of an online fishing series.

A representative for the PBSO was not immediately available to confirm whether the yacht was the same used on CarbonTV’s “Loose Cannons” online series, although Kerri Burrus Barry, wife of star Michael Barry, had complained on Facebook of having “16K worth of electric reels” stolen from their boat on the night of March 15.

Source: The Guradian

New Zealand shooting: Ardern says she will never speak suspect's name

Today 14:30 GMT

Jacinda Ardern has said she will render the person accused over the Christchurch terrorist attack “nameless” and urged the public to speak the victims’ names instead. Addressing parliament for the first time since Friday’s attack, the New Zealand prime minister said the accused would face “the full force of the law in New Zealand” but that she would never speak his name.

She warned social media companies over their role in spreading video of the attack, saying “they are the publisher, not just the postman”.

Source: Global News

Death toll rises to 64 after Zimbabwe hit by cyclone

Monday 07:08 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'

Sunday 14:28 GMT
Source: Fox News

Supreme Court agrees to review case of surviving DC sniper

Monday 16:20 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Fantasy or transformation New York’s $25bn Hudson Yards set to open

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Beto O'Rourke's 2020 bid draws mixed reactions in El Paso, Texas

Friday 03:20 GMT
Source: The Guradian

France introduces in-car breathalyser that can disable motor

Wednesday 14:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

One-state solution gains ground as Palestinians battle for equal rights

Wednesday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pay taxes with a credit card Here’s 3 ways it can pay off

Monday 18:11 GMT
Source: Reuters

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Today 14:30 GMT
Source: DW

Two in three Germans say they're happy

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: BBC

Former RBS unit in $43bn sale to US rival

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Here’s what socialism means: Nail polish If there’s not enough for everyone, no one gets it

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: Global News

2019 Juno Awards winners: Shawn Mendes wins 5, including album of the year

Today 14:29 GMT

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