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Source: The Guradian

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Monday 03:19 GMT

A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring an outpouring of grief and concern among Tibetans.

However, Robert Barnett, a London-based expert on contemporary Tibet, said Beijing’s “almost total suppression of information” about the incident meant many Tibetans feared “the heart of Tibetan Buddhism” had suffered significant damage. For almost four hours after the fire began, he said, it was not even acknowledged by China’s heavily controlled media, “even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city”.

Source: CBS News

Officer who fatally shot mentally ill woman found not guilty

Friday 19:07 GMT

NEW YORK -- A police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her New York apartment in 2016 after she brandished scissors and a bat was acquitted by a judge Thursday.

The death of Danner, who was black, at the hands of Barry, who is white, invited comparisons to the 1984 police killing of another black Bronx woman, Eleanor Bumpurs, who was shot after waving a knife at officers.

Source: Washington Post

Historic Md. dive bar heavily damaged in early-morning fire

Thursday 15:27 GMT

A historic tavern in Rockville, Md., was heavily damaged in a fire early Wednesday, officials said, and the incident shut down part of a busy thoroughfare for hours.

On Wednesday morning, passersby called 911 after seeing signs of a fire and, when firefighters arrived, there were heavy flames. Its beer and wine license is numbered 001, according to its website, a reference to its securing the first post-Prohibition license from the county.

Source: Global News

Ex-Ontario Liberal minister accused of sexually assaulting staffer, Premier’s Office says unaware about case

Saturday 03:20 GMT

A former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister is being accused of sexually assaulting and abusing one of his staffers over a decade ago.

READ MORE: Patrick Brown says sexual assault allegations motivated by ‘political adversaries’. Nunziata said he can prove the Premier’s Office was in fact aware of the accusations, because his client received an email from the Premier’s lawyer. He said he doesn’t plan to disclose the name of the accused at this time, saying he would leave that up to Wynne.

Source: ABC News

Florida shooting raises awareness of stigma attached to mental illness

Sunday 14:30 GMT

"Although it is not uncommon that the perpetrator of a mass shooting has a mental illness, it is uncommon for persons with a mental illness to engage in violent behaviors,” Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, clinical professor of psychiatry at University of Colorado School of Medicine and court-appointed forensic psychiatrist in the Aurora theater shooting case, told ABC News. "Further studies are not needed -– adequate funding is needed."

Source: Common Domain

North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks, Report Says

Today 14:33 GMT

Last year, the unit expanded its assaults to Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East, wielding surprisingly sophisticated skills in seeking covert intelligence for Kim Jong Un’s regime, FireEye said in a report on Tuesday.

One of North Korea’s three major hacking units, in a strategic shift, is hunting for overseas targets and not covering its tracks, according to a new report, a sign of how the regime is forging ahead under tightened sanctions.

Source: Reuters

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

Friday 08:07 GMT

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L).

“The decision to publicly attribute this incident underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity,” the ministry said in a statement. Britain’s foreign ministry said the attack originated from the Russian military.

Source: Fox News

Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members

Friday 08:07 GMT

 The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits - and who were then denied proper treatment - may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling.

“I believe this is a case of common sense and victory for military contractors and we can only hope that the same common sense is applied to our military war heroes and their widows,” Rosie Torres, founder of Burn Pits 360, an advocacy group for service members who have fallen ill, told FoxNews.com.

Source: Washington Post

Get ready for emergency repairs on the Green Line

Friday 01:34 GMT

Green Line trains will be single-tracking from U Street station to Georgia Ave.-Petworth station during the Friday morning commute, which will result in less frequent service all along the line, Metro said.

The transit agency is advising riders who usually travel toward downtown D.C. from the northern end of the Green Line to consider using the bus, or changing to the Red Line at Fort Totten to complete their journey.

Source: The Week

California is long overdue for a major earthquake

Sunday 10:50 GMT

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island on Jan. 23, 2018 was just the latest reminder of major seismic activity along the Pacific Rim.. Tragic quakes that occurred in 2017 near the Iran-Iraq border and in central Mexico, with magnitudes of 7.3 and 7.1, respectively, are well within the range of earthquake sizes that have a high likelihood of occurring in highly populated parts of California during the next few decades.

Source: DW

Powerful earthquake leaves Mexico reeling

Sunday 01:31 GMT

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Friday, causing minor building damage and panic in the capital, just five months after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

This was away from major urban centers, but it was powerful enough to leave tall buildings swaying for more than a minute in Mexico City, more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) away. Local media published images and videos showing bricks and rubble that had fallen from buildings, and products falling off shelves in a supermarket.

Source: The Guradian

French serial killer confesses to murder of British student

Saturday 22:45 GMT

A French serial killer has confessed to the murder of British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday.

He was interviewed last week by two instructing magistrates in Paris and, according to lawyer Didier Seban, admitted murdering 20-year-old Parrish, a student at Leeds University, and French teenager Marie-Angele Domece. Jailed for life in 2008 for killing seven girls and young women, Michel Fourniret was dubbed the Ogre of the Ardennes.

Source: DW

Barcelona terror attack suspects arrested in France

Today 15:28 GMT

France's top anti-terrorism prosecutor, Francois Molins, revealed in late August that several of the suspects had been in the Paris region in the days leading up to the attacks.

Spanish and French authorities detained three people on Tuesday in connection with last summer's terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, which left 16 people dead and around 130 injured. The arrests were made in the French regions of Gard and Tarn, following a joint French and Spanish police operation.

Source: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT

In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 students and staff, the Trump administration and many Republicans have said that the best way to end the seemingly constant stream of mass shootings is by combating mental illness.

Broward County Mayor Beam Furr told NPR that Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had shown signs of mental illness — as many mass shooters have — and "had been a client at some mental health facilities." In response to the shooting, President Donald Trump said he would help the nation with "the difficult issue of mental health."

Source: Fox News

Kim Wall murder suspect allegedly texted 'murder plan' on submarine to ex-lover

Today 10:52 GMT

The Danish inventor accused of murdering journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine reportedly texted a former lover he had "a murder plan ready in the submarine" just days before the fatal voyage.

Peter Madsen, 47, planned Wall's murder last August by bringing a saw, screwdrivers, strips and pipes, which were used to hit, cut and stab the 30-year-old while she was alive, prosecutors said in an indictment last month.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Wall murder suspect allegedly texted 'murder plan' on submarine to ex-lover

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: DW

Barcelona terror attack suspects arrested in France

Today 15:28 GMT
Source: Common Domain

North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks, Report Says

Today 14:33 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Supreme court narrows protections for whistleblowers

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: DW

Italy warns of 'influence campaigns' ahead of key elections

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: Global News

U.S. misses deadline for 1st Guantanamo transfer under Donald Trump

Today 20:03 GMT
Source: NBC News

Studies Find Small Risk From Rotavirus Vaccine

Today 10:52 GMT

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