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Ocasio-Cortez blasts GOP's upcoming ‘bluff-vote’ on Green New Deal

Today 09:54 GMT

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blasted congressional Republicans on Saturday for seeking a “bluff” vote on her proposed Green New Deal -- a move that other Democrats have also derided as a political stunt. “The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others ‘on the record’, for leg [legislation] they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Leader McConnell thinks the Green New Deal is just a resolution, but the Green New Deal is a revolution,” said U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., one the plan’s lead authors. “The Green New Deal has struck a powerful chord in this country, and it is igniting the movement of young people who are ready to make this the organizing issue for their generation.”

Source: Global News

Thailand holds first election since military coup in 2014

Today 00:33 GMT

Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new political system that aims to stifle the influence of big political parties not aligned with the military. Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Source: Global News

115 reported killed in attack on Mali village 

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

The massacre in the village of Ogossogou left the village chief and his grandchildren dead in the ethnic Peulh community, according to a local official who had received detailed accounts from the remote area. UN formally asks Canada to extend Mali mission past end of July to October. The victims “included pregnant women, young children and the elderly,” according to Abdoul Aziz Diallo, president of a Peulh group known as Tabital Pulaaku.

Source: Global News

Enbridge spent $11M lobbying Minnesota over Line 3 pipeline in 2018

Sunday 19:03 GMT

A new report shows Enbridge spent US$11 million last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the Calgary-based oil company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline despite opposition from local tribes and environmentalists.

Enbridge spokesperson Juli Kellner said the spending was required to present the facts about Line 3 to state agencies “and to give voice to the thousands of women and men across Minnesota who support the replacement of Line 3.”. READ MORE: Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. Last summer, Enbridge gained the commission’s approval to replace the pipeline, which angered Native American tribes and climate change activists who say the project threatens fragile areas.

Source: DW

Mali: More than 100 killed in ethnic massacre

Sunday 21:48 GMT

Jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have been exploiting ethnic rivalries in Mali and its neighbors Burkina Faso and Niger in recent years, with the goal of boosting recruitment and fostering lawlessness.

Tensions among ethnic communities have surged since the government started battling extremists in its desert territories. Members of the Dogon tribe staged an attack on the Peulh village of Ogossagou in central Mali on Saturday, local officials confirmed.

Source: Global News

Green New Deal sparks ongoing debate as Republicans label it economy killer

Today 03:18 GMT

Republicans have mocked the Green New Deal as a progressive pipedream that would drive the economy off a cliff and lead to a huge tax increase.

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation’s resources and technological might. “A mission to save all of creation,” in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan’s lead authors.

Source: The Guradian

Militia attack on Mali village leaves 115 dead, say early reports

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn on Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

The massacre in the village of Ogossogou left the village chief and his grandchildren dead in the ethnic Peulh community, according to a local official who had received detailed accounts from the remote area.

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Tomi Lahren: Free speech isn't just saying what you want to say, it's also hearing what you don't want to hear

Sunday 16:18 GMT

Your campus used to be a home for free speech, especially political speech, but now your administration and leftist students are so delicate you have to shield your students from free speech?

You know free speech isn't just saying what you want to say, it's also hearing what you don't want to hear and that includes conservative opinions too.

Source: The Guradian

Cyclone Idai death toll passes 750 with more than 110,000 now in camps

Today 11:44 GMT

Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera.

Nearly 110,000 people are now in camps more than a week after Cyclone Idai hit, said Correia, the Mozambican government’s emergency coordinator. As efforts to rescue people trapped by the floods wind down, aid workers across the region are bracing for the spread of disease, including cholera and malaria.

Source: DW

Somalia: Several dead in Islamist extremist attack

Sunday 15:24 GMT

Somalia's security forces have ended a deadly siege by Islamist militants of a government building in the capital of Mogadishu, police said Saturday.

The US military has maintained a presence in Somalia since 2007, however, airstrikes from both drones and manned aircraft have tripled since the beginning of the Trump administration.

Source: Reuters

Planned U.S. oil storage boom faces new scrutiny after tank-farm fire

Sunday 14:28 GMT

A three-day petrochemical fire that spread a cancer-causing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety regulations that could affect a nearly dozen crude-export terminals proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Results from those reviews could affect proposed terminals that would add millions of barrels of oil storage capacity, to cater to a shale boom that has made the United States the world’s top oil producer with more than 12 million barrels pumped each day.

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Off-duty Chicago cop shot dead while sitting in parked vehicle, another man critically injured

Sunday 16:18 GMT

An off-duty Chicago cop was fatally shot early Saturday morning while sitting in a parked vehicle with another man, who was critically injured.

Chicago police reported 561 homicides were committed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, compared to 660 homicides in 2017 and more than 770 in 2016, which marked a 19-year high and put a national spotlight on Chicago’s persistently high rates of gun violence.

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Universal basic income programs and their dirty little secrets

Thursday 16:21 GMT
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Midwest, South face 'potentially unprecedented' flooding through May, NOAA says

Sunday 13:34 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife by Paul Morley – review

Sunday 13:34 GMT
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The Other Americans by Laila Lalami – review

Sunday 13:34 GMT
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The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
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Warner Bros chairman-CEO resigns after sexual impropriety allegations

Monday 19:05 GMT
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Baselworld Preview: Three Retro Sport Watches Pair Performance with Vintage Flair

Monday 19:05 GMT
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Off-duty Chicago cop shot dead while sitting in parked vehicle, another man critically injured

Sunday 16:18 GMT
Source: Reuters

Planned U.S. oil storage boom faces new scrutiny after tank-farm fire

Sunday 14:28 GMT
Source: DW

Somalia: Several dead in Islamist extremist attack

Sunday 15:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Cyclone Idai death toll passes 750 with more than 110,000 now in camps

Today 11:44 GMT
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Tomi Lahren: Free speech isn't just saying what you want to say, it's also hearing what you don't want to hear

Sunday 16:18 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Militia attack on Mali village leaves 115 dead, say early reports

Sunday 19:03 GMT
Source: Global News

Green New Deal sparks ongoing debate as Republicans label it economy killer

Today 03:18 GMT

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