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Source: Global News

Democrats introduce measure to block Trump’s emergency declaration

Today 06:59 GMT

House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that U.S. President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

The measure to block Trump’s edict will be closely watched in the Senate, where moderates such as Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have signalled they would back it. Should the House and the Senate initially approve the measure, Congress seems unlikely to muster the two-thirds majorities in each chamber that would be needed later to override a certain Trump veto.

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Source: DW

Sudan's Bashir declares state of emergency, dissolves government as protests mount

Today 06:59 GMT

Under pressure from escalating protests, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for one year and dissolved the government.

Anti-government protests have been raging in the capital Khartoum and other cities for weeks calling on Bashir to step down after more than 30 years in power. The demonstrations began as protest against rising prices but have since morphed into the most sustained challenge to his rule.

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Source: The Guradian

Which blare project: noisy New York ponders switch to gentler sirens

Friday 16:21 GMT

People likely find two-tone sirens more pleasing because they spread sound frequency across a longer time period than other sirens, Neitzel said.

For those who live near fire stations, police stations and hospitals, the sirens can seem like torture, and battles to keep stations out of an area are common. New Yorkers are accustomed to hearing the rapid, pulsating “wail” and “yelp” sirens that echo around town.

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Source: The Guradian

State of emergency declared in Sudan by under-fire president

Today 04:13 GMT

Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, has appointed a new prime minister, but left the country’s current defence, foreign and justice ministers in place following a declaration of a one-year state of emergency.

The state of emergency will give the security forces a free hand in cracking down on protesters and carrying out detentions and it places heavier restrictions on the press and opposition parties.

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Source: BBC

Emergency Irish plan for no-deal Brexit

Today 06:59 GMT

The Irish deputy prime minister has said he hopes that major legislation his government has prepared to manage a no-deal Brexit will never be used.

The opposition parties in the Republic of Ireland are to be briefed on the measures, as their support may be necessary to get the bill passed.

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Source: The Guradian

Seth Meyers: 'Trump’s natural inclination is to be a dictator'

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Late-night hosts had all weekend to process Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to go around Congress for border wall funding, and on Monday night, Seth Meyers came out swinging.

He criticized Obama for the thing he’s doing now, but you’ll thank Trump when the national emergency is over in three to five years, provided the drug dealers don’t figure out how to build tunnels.”

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Source: Common Domain

Stanford University researchers say where you live can also help you live longer

Wednesday 22:45 GMT

Analyzing U.S. population data, every 10 additional primary-care physicians per 100,000 people was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy, researchers at Stanford University found in a study published Monday in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA.

Being either overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being a healthier weight, according to a study released in 2016 by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. The average body mass index for an American man is 28.6, up from 25.1 in the early 1960s; anything over 30 is regarded as obese.

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Source: Fox News

Trump mocks California over ‘Fast Train,’ firing back at emergency declaration lawsuit

Wednesday 11:45 GMT

President Trump on Tuesday ridiculed California for its “failed Fast Train project” as he fired back at a multi-state lawsuit opposing his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.

NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, 14 OTHER STATES SUE TRUMP IN NINTH CIRCUIT OVER EMERGENCY DECLARATION. Trump was referring both to the lawsuit and to California’s high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which was canceled last week amid delays and cost overruns.

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Source: Global News

What to do if you’re a Canadian facing an emergency in a foreign country

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

Registration of Canadians Abroad is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home.

If you, or a loved one, are outside Canada and lose your passport, need urgent medical care, have been arrested or detained, or face an emergency, Canadian consular officials may be able to help you. That’s the first step and recommended for any Canadian planning on travelling outside of the country.


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