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Source: Global News

How to prevent a fire at home: Expert tips on creating an escape plan

Today 06:04 GMT

‘She called the father, she woke him up’: Details emerge about Halifax fire that killed 7. “…she saw the couch on fire and [it] spread upwards towards the bedrooms where the children were sleeping,” Natalie Horne, a spokesperson from the Hants East Assisting Refugee Team, told Global News.

Seven children, ranging in age from four months to 15-years-old, died in a devastating house fire in Halifax on Tuesday.

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Source: BBC

Emergency Irish plan for no-deal Brexit

Today 06:04 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

Puerto Rico quietly abandons plan to move thousands of prisoners to Arizona

Today 06:05 GMT

Puerto Rico’s controversial plan to send thousands of inmates to a private prison on the US mainland has been effectively abandoned, the Guardian has learned.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Puerto Rico had branded the plan “state sponsored human trafficking” and promised to sue the Puerto Rican government if the transfers went through.

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Source: Common Domain

Advocates slam new Trump administration plan to fight sexual assault on flights

Today 06:04 GMT

“No in-flight sexual assault victims or advocates [were] appointed to the 14-member DOT Inflight Sexual Assault Task Force by Secretary Chao,” said Paul Hudson, president of flyers rights group FlyersRights.org. “The parties responsible for the current deplorable situation will be in charge of fixing it.”

DOT secretary Elaine Chao has assembled a 14-member National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to “review and evaluate current practices, protocols, and requirements of U.S. airlines in responding to and reporting allegations by passengers of sexual misconduct on board commercial aircraft,” she said in a statement this month.

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Source: Fox News

Dianne Feinstein scolds kids who pushed her to back Green New Deal: 'I know what I'm doing'

Today 06:04 GMT

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushed back against a group of kids who sought her support for the Green New Deal and the interaction was captured on video.

The proposal calls for a job-guarantee program offering a “living wage job to every person who wants one,” a plan to aid workers affected by climate change, universal health care and basic income programs, among other items.

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Source: DW

Algerians protest Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek fifth presidential term

Today 06:04 GMT

Algerians across the country took to the streets to protest President Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term as president.

Thousands of people across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term. Bouteflika has only been seen in public a handful of times since suffering a stroke in 2013.

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Source: Common Domain

In the Carpenter’s Workshop Where Crosses for Shootings Are Made

Today 06:04 GMT

Mr. Zanis, 68-years-old, has crafted thousands of crosses, Stars of David and crescents for victims of mass shootings across the country over more than two decades.

Since then, he has turned his garage into a workshop that churns out hundreds of these grim markers a year and then drives them to the site. He has made them for the victims of every major shooting from Columbine and Pulse nightclub to Parkland and the Pittsburgh synagogue.

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Source: Fox News

Couple sues Planned Parenthood for child support after failed abortion

Today 06:04 GMT

An Idaho couple claims Planned Parenthood "deceived" them after a failed abortion -- and is asking the asking the agency to cough up the unforeseen cost of raising "an additional unplanned child."

The couple was “deceived into thinking that they could come to New Mexico and initiate the [medication abortion] and then return to Idaho without losing access to ‘Planned Parenthood Services,’” but the abortion provider allegedly told them they needed to return to New Mexico and get it done free of charge or find another office in Idaho and pay, as each Planned Parenthood operates as a separate business.

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Source: Global News

Some airplane seats have built-in cameras – but companies say they’ve never been used

Friday 19:06 GMT

Alberta Privacy Commissioner investigating use of facial recognition software in Calgary malls. For now, the cameras appear to be only in newly built planes, “but the implication is that, eventually, they will be in all the airplanes,” Cavoukian explained, “and that’s not something we want to encourage.”

WATCH: Travel consultant Claire Newell explains common aircraft features few passengers are aware of. But people online disparaged the choice to add cameras in airplane seats, saying they could watch you at all times.

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Source: BBC

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Today 04:14 GMT

The Amazon entrepreneur's New Shepard system regularly flies over 100km - the height most widely recognised as the lower boundary of space (although there is currently a lively scientific debate over whether this is the best classification).

It's not clear when precisely this service will begin, but Virgin Group boss, Sir Richard Branson, believes it will be very soon. The test flight edges Virgin that bit closer to its goal of introducing commercial passenger flights.

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Source: Fox News

Tortoise thought to be extinct for 113 years has been rediscovered on the Galapagos

Wednesday 22:45 GMT

The Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center has successfully bred and released 4,000 Galapagos tortoises and experts hope that the rediscovered tortoise may one day be able to breed.

Jonathan, the famous giant tortoise who resides on the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena, made headlines in 2017 when the Times reported that Frederica, the tortoise he had been “wooing” for 26 years, may actually be a ‘Frederic’.

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Source: Fox News

Charlie Kirk: Five new ways the Democrats are 'out-crazying' each other

Thursday 21:50 GMT

Since it can be difficult to keep up with the Democrats’ race to out-crazy one another, here’s a quick recap of the far-left policies that mainstream Democrats are hoping to foist on the American people:. One of the more popular pipe dreams for the Democrats is the so-called “Green New Deal” proposed by freshman Democratic-socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

CHARLIE KIRK: MY FELLOW MILLENNIALS, DON'T CONFUSE THE DREAM STATE OF THE SOCIALISTS WITH REALITY. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is proposing a “wealth tax” to punish successful Americans.

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Source: The Guradian

To brie or not to brie: can vegan 'cheese' taste as good as dairy?

Thursday 06:04 GMT

In the letter, Dairy UK said calling non-dairy products “cheese” – instead of, say, “chease” like some vegan suppliers – contravened EU rules protecting dairy terms, and was misleading to consumers: “Plant-based products are simply not dairy in any sense – from a taste or nutrition perspective.”

Dairy is torture for animals, disastrous for the environment and only questionably vital for good health – but the arguments increasingly piling up in favour of veganism are, for many, still amply dismissed by one straight from the heart: “I could never give up cheese.”

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Source: Reuters

Lockheed unveils new F-21 fighter jet configured for India

Thursday 06:04 GMT

Lockheed Martin offered India on Wednesday a new combat jet to be made locally, the F-21, in an attempt to win a large military order worth more than $15 billion.

It said production in India would create thousands of jobs for Indian industry as well as support hundreds of U.S.-based Lockheed Martin engineering, program management and customer support positions.

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Source: Global News

Americans use too much toilet paper and it’s hurting the planet, report says

Friday 16:20 GMT

Americans use more toilet paper than anyone else in the world, helping destroy the habitats of native people who live where it is sourced and contributing to global warming, a research study said on Wednesday.

U.S. consumers use roughly three rolls of toilet paper a week, accounting for a fifth of the world’s tissue consumption, according to the report by environmental groups Stand.earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


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