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Suspect in killing of reputed Gambino family boss ‘Franky Boy’ Cali appears in court, may have been dating Cali’s female relative

Today 06:05 GMT

New York Police Department detectives announced over the weekend that 24-year-old Anthony Comello was the suspect in the shooting death of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, who is believed by police to be a boss of the Gambino crime family.

The man police suspect killed a reputed mob boss appeared in court Monday as investigators work to piece together whether or not the assassination had anything to do with the mafia.

Source: Reuters

Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC

Today 03:20 GMT

British companies look set to cut investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 because of Brexit, even if Prime Minister Theresa May gets a deal to ease the country out of the bloc, an employers group said on Monday.

The BCC said that the diversion of resources to prepare for the risk of a no-deal Brexit and the high up-front costs of doing business in Britain, as well as questions over Britain’s future ties to the EU, would limit any quick investment rebound.

Source: CTV

PCO Clerk Michael Wernick retiring before next election, cites lack of trust with opposition

Today 06:05 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is replacing Canada’s most senior bureaucrat Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, as the head public servant has announced his “upcoming retirement.” In an open letter to the prime minister published on the Government of Canada website, Wernick said that “recent events have led me to conclude that I cannot serve as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet during the upcoming election campaign,” and that he intends to retire before the election is called.

Source: Fox News

1 million pounds of pork seized at U.S. border amid deadly Chinese outbreak

Monday 14:29 GMT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized around 1 million pounds of pork at the Newark Port or Entry on Friday, in what authorities are calling the largest agricultural bust in U.S. history.

“Agriculture specialists made a critical interception of these prohibited animal products, and stopped them from entering the U.S. before they could potentially cause grave damage,” Troy Miller, director of Customs and Border Protection Field Operations, told NJ.com.

Source: Fox News

John Legend says Trump 'needs to apologize for demonizing Muslims' after New Zealand massacre

Today 06:05 GMT

John Legend said that President Trump needs to speak out against hateful ideology, and "needs to apologize for demonizing Muslims" after 50 people were killed at mosque shootings in New Zealand on Friday.

MICK MULVANEY DEFENDS TRUMP AFTER NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE, SAYS PRESIDENT 'NOT A WHITE SUPREMACIST'. "He needs to apologize for demonizing Muslims," Legend said. The singer, in an interview published by NowThis on Sunday, said that, following shootings that occurred in Christchurch, in which dozens were killed and injured, the president owes an apology.

Source: Common Domain

Here are 5 NCAA Tournament bracket-busters that could be this year’s Cinderella

Monday 22:45 GMT

Hopkins has borrowed the zone concepts from Boeheim, and with the short turnaround time that the NCAA tournament provides, teams could have a tough time preparing for the unique style of defensive play.

Utah State may have been operating in the shadows behind the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Mountain West Conference, but that could all change in this tournament. With a gritty defense, a guy who can get buckets when the team needs it, and strong free throw shooting, this Utah State has all the ingredients a team needs to pull off a few upsets.

Source: Reuters

Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attack

Today 06:05 GMT

After days of intense grieving for New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country’s gun laws need to change and what warning signs might have been missed ahead of a gunman’s attack on two mosques that killed 50 people.

Bodies of the victims of Friday’s attacks in Christchurch were being washed and prepared for burial in a Muslim ritual process, with teams of volunteers flown in from overseas to assist with the heavy workload.

Source: DW

Cyclone Idai: death toll rises in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Monday 22:45 GMT

Some 62 people died in Mozambique, while 65 were killed in Zimbabwe after the cyclone tore across the region on Friday and Saturday.

Rescue efforts began as the weather cleared in Zimbabwe's hard-hit Chimanimani district, were infrastructure was washed away by floods. Mozambique's environment minister said the disaster could be the nation's worst.

Source: DW

Chemnitz murder trial begins amid questions of impartiality

Today 06:05 GMT

The trial of Alaa S. began in Dresden on Monday morning in the middle of a media scrum and fears of far-right protests, following the killing last year of Daniel H. in Chemnitz — an incident that led to a week of unrest and ugly violence in the city.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Aware of the politically-charged nature of the trial, defense attorney Ricarda Lang filed an objection before proceedings began, asking that the court ensure that the lay judges (Germany's equivalent of a jury) were not members of far-right groups like Pegida and Pro Chemnitz or the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Source: Fox News

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Today 06:05 GMT

Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.

"Here in St. Louis, unfortunately, we have allowed the culture of crime and violence to morph into dimensions that anybody's at risk any day, any time," said James Clark of the nonprofit Better Family Life.

Source: DW

World's poor pay more for water than the rich: UN

Today 06:05 GMT

The report's Editor-in-chief Rick Connor said that in cities, rich homes with piped water tended to pay far less per liter of water, while poor people living in slums often had to buy water from trucks, kiosks and other vendors, spending roughly 10 to 20 times more.

The UN released its annual World Water Development Report on Tuesday, which highlighted that some 2.1 billion people do not currently have access to clean and continuously available drinking water.

Source: The Guradian

Grieving, exhausted, Christchurch tentatively returns to work after massacre

Today 01:30 GMT

It’s been a very long, hard weekend, and I think people will be a little bit washed out and will be pleased to be back in their places of work and study, and congregate with their friends and colleagues,” Raf Manji, a Christchurch City councillor and a Muslim, told Nine to Noon.

Residents of Christchurch, with its bucolic hills and expansive gardens, awoke to face the week after a weekend of fear.

Source: BBC

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool: James Milner's penalty sends Reds top after scare

Monday 16:21 GMT

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League but needed James Milner's late penalty to avoid dropping points at Fulham.

Substitute Milner calmly hit his penalty down the middle as Rico dived right, sending a relieved Liverpool back to the top for the first time since 1 March. But Fulham keeper Sergio Rico then made an equally poor blunder, dropping Mohammed Salah's curling shot and fouling Mane as the Senegal forward went for the ball.

Source: Fox News

Todd Starnes: Sex offender reads to kids at library's drag queen story time -- How the heck did that happen?

Today 06:05 GMT

The Houston Public Library says they mistakenly allowed a convicted sex offender to read books to small children during a Drag Queen Storytime event and many parents are wondering what in the name of the Dewey Decimal System is wrong with the librarians.

Library officials confirm that Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old drag queen who goes by the name Tatiana Mala Nina, was part of a recent children's program.

Source: BBC

Two dead at hotel's St Patrick's party

Today 00:35 GMT

Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster, said: "We are monitoring the situation closely and echo the PSNI appeal to parents to make contact with their children and collect them immediately from the venue."

Speaking from outside the hotel, UUP councillor Trevor Wilson said: "I'm getting conflicting reports from people about what exactly happened, but there's clearly a deep sense of shock here tonight that an event for young people just wanting to celebrate St Patrick's night went so horribly wrong." Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster, said: "We are monitoring the situation closely and echo the PSNI appeal to parents to make contact with their children and collect them immediately from the venue."

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: Reuters

Carry on - central bank signals leave 'carry' traders chasing more

Monday 07:08 GMT
Source: The Guradian

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

Thursday 14:30 GMT
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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: Reuters

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security:...

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Blind runner and his guide dogs make history by finishing New York City half marathon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Reuters

Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack...

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Reuters

Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant

Today 06:05 GMT
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Bill Maher blasts Democrats for refusing to host debates on Fox News

Monday 15:25 GMT
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Christchurch: The myth of the lone wolf attacker

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Fox News: how an anti-Obama fringe set the stage for Trump

Today 06:05 GMT

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