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How a 9-year-old exposed police for killing his family

Today 04:14 GMT

Hours after he lost his parents and a sibling in a bloody shooting on Saturday, a nine-year-old Pakistani boy exposed a blatant cover-up by police.

He said his family had been travelling from Lahore to a family member's wedding in a car driven by his father's friend when they were stopped by police at a toll booth. But then Umair Khalil began talking to reporters in hospital - and the story he told was very different.

Source: DW

Ukrainian former premier Yulia Tymoshenko launches bid for presidency

Today 04:14 GMT

Two months ahead of election day, the veteran and controversial Ukrainian politician is making another bid for the presidency.

Head of a Ukrainian gas utility in the 1990s, Tymoshenko was hired and fired as deputy prime minister during the 10-year presidency of Leonid Kuchma at the turn of the millennium. She won and lost elections again, serving as prime minister for a further two years until 2010 when she faced a number of criminal cases.

Source: Global News

CF-18 fighter pilot fined after pleading guilty to flying too low during Alberta mission

Today 04:14 GMT

A fighter pilot has been fined $2,000 after pleading guilty at a court martial to flying his CF-18 jet too low during a training mission in which his wingman died in a crash.

The rules for the low altitude mission required that the aircraft have a working heads-up-display — a device that shows flight information that the pilot can read by looking forward at the canopy. According to the agreed statement of facts, the pilots were under pressure to drop all of their bombs before returning to base.

Source: DW

Lebanon's political and economic meltdown

Today 04:14 GMT

The second most spoken language in Lebanon after Arabic — and would like to teach the language as a professional, if she could only get a job.

Expatriates' remittances are a pillar of the country's economy, but the currency valuation also makes Lebanon a very costly place for the residents who do not earn enough because of poorly paid jobs. The Lebanese pound is pegged to the US dollar to lure non-resident Lebanese to invest back home.

Source: Fox News

Taraji P. Henson faces backlash after comparing #MuteRKelly movement to Harvey Weinstein

Wednesday 19:06 GMT

The "Empire" actress received backlash after she took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday to compare the #MuteRKelly movement to Harvey Weinstein. The R. Kelly hashtag began in the wake of "Surviving R. Kelly."

Judge James Burke ruled on Dec. 20, after a flurry of court papers in which Weinstein's lawyers said the case has devolved into chaos, and prosecutors argued there was ample evidence to move forward to trial.

Source: Fox News

White House announces 51 judicial picks, including two for liberal Ninth Circuit

Today 03:20 GMT

Nine of the 51 appointments are for spots on prestigious and influential federal appellate benches, including two on the mostly liberal San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which President Trump has often derided as politically biased.

The court, with a sprawling purview representing nine Western states, has long been a thorn in the side of the Trump White House, with rulings against the travel ban and limits on funding to "sanctuary cities.". TRUMP SLAMS 'DISGRACEFUL' NINTH CIRCUIT, SUGGESTS THEY WOULD OVERTURN HIS TURKEY PARDON IF THEY COULD. The Judicial Crisis Network announced in a statement it would launch a $1.5 million national advertising campaign on both television and the Internet calling on Democrats to support the judges, and noting that there are an "unprecedented 163 judicial vacancies in the federal court system." “Because of Democrats’ unprecedented obstruction of judicial nominees, we now have significantly more vacancies than when President Trump took office," Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel and Policy Director Carrie Severino said in a statement.

Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Accepts First Gun Case in Nearly a Decade

Today 02:25 GMT

The Supreme Court waded into the debate over gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, agreeing Tuesday to hear a case over whether—and to what degree—lawmakers can restrict the right to carry guns outside the home.

Justice Kavanaugh, for one, has urged a different method, focusing instead on whether a law is consistent with the “text, history and tradition” of American gun laws.

Source: Common Domain

Justice Department Pushes for Supreme Court Review of 2020 Census Case

Today 02:25 GMT

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it plans to ask the Supreme Court to expeditiously review a federal judge’s ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census broke the law.

In a legal filing Tuesday, the Justice Department said it plans to ask the Supreme Court to bypass the normal appeals process and hear the case this spring and issue a decision by the end of June.

Source: Fox News

4 GOP senators urge Trump to put ISIS prisoners nabbed in Syria in Gitmo

Today 02:25 GMT

Four Republican senators from southern states urged President Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center on the American base in Cuba to hold fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) group captured in Syria.

The issue has come up because Trump has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, and U.S. allies there hold hundreds of ISIS prisoners. The letter to Trump said: “Given the rapidly shifting dynamics in Syria, it is possible that these terrorists may escape or be released from SDF custody in the coming weeks and months.

Source: Reuters

At Alibaba's futuristic hotel, robots deliver towels and mix cocktails

Today 02:25 GMT

Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots about a metre in height deliver food and drop off fresh towels.

At the hotel’s restaurant, taller capsule-shaped robots deliver food that guests have ordered via the FlyZoo app while at a separate bar, a large robotic arm can mix more than 20 different types of cocktails. In the rooms, Alibaba’s voice command technology is used to change the temperature, close the curtains, adjust the lighting and order room service.

Source: Common Domain

Good news: Getting enough sleep could be more important for losing weight than skipping late-night snacks

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

The study published by two Japanese researchers suggests that people might be better off focusing on getting more sleep rather than attempting to avoid illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease by eating earlier in the evening and/or waiting two hours before sleeping.

“Short sleep durations and sleep deprivation are related to unhealthy eating habits and impaired glucose metabolism,” they wrote.

Source: Global News

Freezing death of Gilles Duceppe’s mother sign of problems in seniors’ homes: Legault

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday the freezing death of Gilles Duceppe’s mother shows there are problems to be addressed in the province’s seniors’ residences.

READ MORE: Gilles Duceppe’s mother found dead after evacuating seniors’ residence. Legault called her death an “immeasurable sorrow” and said he is embarrassed by how the elderly are sometimes treated.

Source: Global News

‘They need to feel it to get it’: World Economic Forum attendees can spend ‘a day in the life of a refugee’

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

For the past 10 years, attendees of the World Economic Forum have had the option to take part in a simulation that attempts to recreate the refugee experience in 75 minutes.

Those absent include U.S. President Donald Trump amid the government shutdown, British Prime Minister Theresa May to grapple with Brexit talks, and France’s Emmanuel Macron to face popular protests.

Source: Reuters

Brazil's Bolsonaro uses Davos speech to appeal to big business

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro threw out the welcome mat for big business and foreign investors on Tuesday, telling a summit of CEOs in Davos that his government would make the country one of the top 50 in which to do business.

His government appears to have dropped plans to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, but environmentalists worry his policies will favor farming interests and speed up deforestation in the Amazon.

Source: Reuters

Pompeo expects 'good marker' with North Korea by end-February

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained “an awful lot of work to do” to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month, when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit. Pompeo, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos via satellite link, said he believed by the end of February “we’ll have another good marker along the way” with North Korea.

Source: Fox News

Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Monday 15:25 GMT
Source: Global News

Scotland stone circle thought to be ‘ancient’ actually built in 1990s

Monday 19:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Hey Big IT Spenders

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Global News

Kidnapped Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso: security officials

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'It's something very precious': painting oceans to showcase climate change

Tuesday 09:54 GMT
Source: DW

Nets 'n' Lasers: some of our best hopes for mitigating the threat of space debris

Tuesday 09:54 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Prices Plummeting in Some of London’s Priciest Areas

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: Reuters

U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

China blocks Microsoft's Bing search engine

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour

Wednesday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

DC church offers help, hugs to workers affected by government shutdown: 'We will all get through it'

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

FBI Agents Group Warns Shutdown Imperils Investigations

Wednesday 21:50 GMT
Source: Fox News

Covington controversy: Lawmakers want details from Twitter on account that promoted viral video

Today 07:01 GMT

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