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Malaysia tells Chinese firms to suspend projects

Malaysia tells Chinese firms to suspend projects Kuala Lumpur: The project owner of Malaysia's $20 billion East Coast Railway Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said on Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the future of part of China's Belt and Road plan. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk offers engineers to help with Thailand cave rescue

Elon Musk offers engineers to help with Thailand cave rescue Musk tweeted the announcement after another Twitter user pleaded for him to help the 12 boys and their coach, who have been underground for nearly two weeks. But the mission has been turned into a race against time as oxygen levels fall and heavy rain is due this weekend. And the situation is growing more desperate: A former Thai Navy SEAL died from lack of oxygen on Friday while atte... [Full Article...]

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns Pruitt's departure follows months of negative news reports on his unusually high travel and security expenses , including a $43,000 private phone booth . "The EPA should be working with NY - and not against us - to address climate change , protect our water resources and ensure the health of our residents". [Full Article...]

Man who challenged black mom's right to be at pool loses job

Man who challenged black mom's right to be at pool loses job Bloom who was concerned that Ms. Abhulimen was utilizing the neighborhood pool without having authority to do so. Jasmine Edwards filmed the freaky incident at a private pool in Winston-Salem . Meanwhile, the New York Post reports that Police Chief Catrina Thompson advised that her officers "will not be used as pawns to further someone's dislike for anyone". [Full Article...]

Trump's Mar-a-Lago seeks to hire 61 foreign workers

Trump's Mar-a-Lago seeks to hire 61 foreign workers Trump's "Winter White House" has applied to hire 21 cooks from other countries to work at the resort from October to May. On Tuesday, a request was filed to fill waiter and waitress positions. In January, the resort requested 70 H-2B visas for cooks , housekeepers , and servers . Congress sets a cap of 66,000 new H-2B visas a year. Rates for cooks start at $13.31 an hour, three cents less tha... [Full Article...]

Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018's Atlantic hurricane season

Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018's Atlantic hurricane season As such, the intensity forecast is somewhat problematic in that warm water and low wind shear are favorable for intensification while drier air ahead of the system will have the opposite effect. But as of early Friday afternoon, the storm system was lingering several hundred miles southeast of the North Carolina coast, posing no threat to the Garden State. [Full Article...]

Woman shoots man trying to take SUV with kids

Woman shoots man trying to take SUV with kids Before she returned to the pump, Booker-Hicks saw a man get into her vehicle. A woman pulled a gun from her glove compartment and shot a carjacker in the head as he drove away in her SUV with her and her two toddlers inside in North Texas . [Full Article...]

Despite rescue efforts of bystanders, dog left in auto dies

Despite rescue efforts of bystanders, dog left in auto dies An Alabama woman faces a felony animal cruelty charge after her dog died Wednesday, hours after it was locked inside a parked auto amid brutal heat. Video shot by a bystander shows officers unsuccessfully trying to revive the animal. Court records aren't available to show whether Thomas has a lawyer who could speak on her behalf. [Full Article...]

Flooding in Southern Minn., Excessive Heat Watch for 4th of July

Flooding in Southern Minn., Excessive Heat Watch for 4th of July The city has faced five consecutive days of temperatures in the 90s, as a subtropical ridge has stayed over the New York City area for days. Simpson said the humidity will probably stick around until later in the week, leaving sometime Friday or Saturday . [Full Article...]

5 insane numbers from the 2018 World Cup

5 insane numbers from the 2018 World Cup Sadly, I don't think they've got a chance at winning it". Sweden have impressed in Russian Federation despite-or perhaps because of-Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence, with their organisation and team ethic making them a force to be reckoned with. [Full Article...]

Thai Diver Dies During Cave Rescue Operations

Thai Diver Dies During Cave Rescue Operations The diver was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters along the route divers use to get to the children, Arpakorn said. They boys are weak but for the most part physically healthy. Finnish volunteer diver Mikko Paasi, a long-term resident of Thailand , said Kunan's death had changed the mood on the ground and made real for ... [Full Article...]

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years over corruption His daughter Maryam has also been sentenced to seven years in the Avenfield corruption case. Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict today after several delays since morning. However, that deadline was later extended thrice - 2:30pm, 3pm and 3:30pm - before it was finally read out after 4pm. He explained that they have to make an appropriate number of photocopies of th... [Full Article...]

Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara for 1995 subway attack

Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara for 1995 subway attack Chizuo Matsumoto , also known as Shoko Asahara , had been on death row since 2004. People in Japan expressed relief Friday that the executions had finally taken place for the doomsday cult leader responsible for the shocking nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway two decades ago. [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls on Congress to Reform "Insane" Immigration System

President Trump Calls on Congress to Reform The separation of immigrant children from their parents especially received national attention a month ago following reports of more than 1,500 immigrant children being misplaced by the U.S. In the most recent poll, 47 percent of those surveyed said that illegal immigrants with children born in the United States should not be exempt from deportation policies. [Full Article...]

"Angry Baby" Trump Blimp Approved to Fly Over London During POTUS Visit

It can only fly from Parliament Square Gardens, tethered to the ground, with a floating height of no more than 30m. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allowed this citing "the right to peaceful protest". Protest organizers said on their campaign website they want to "make sure [Trump] knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him" during his visit. [Full Article...]

Tester touts Trump ties ahead of presidential push to oust him

Tester touts Trump ties ahead of presidential push to oust him Mr. Trump did not mention former EPA chief Scott Pruitt's resignation, which happened only hours earlier. President Donald Trump used a derogatory term to reference Democratic Sen. Trump also called Tester a "liberal" and tried to link him to his party's leadership, as well as Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who has called for confronting administration staffers over issues like family sep... [Full Article...]

Hamas Uses Seduction Girls To Dupe 100 Soldiers Into Downloading Spyware

Hamas Uses Seduction Girls To Dupe 100 Soldiers Into Downloading Spyware The three Android apps, which have since been removed from the Google Play Store, were created to infect soldiers' phones with data-stealing malware and turn on cameras and microphones for live spying, Reuters quoted two Israeli military security officers as saying. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces arrest Toronto student for protesting demolition of Palestinian village

Israeli forces arrest Toronto student for protesting demolition of Palestinian village Some climbed onto a bulldozer. The arrests come a day after Israeli police scuffled with activists protesting at the same site, apprehending 11 people. Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Development and Humanitarian Coordinator in Palestine, had also called upon Tel Aviv to reverse the demolition. "Such actions are contrary to global law and undermine the two-state solution", he said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Nurse arrested for murdering eight babies get bail

Nurse arrested for murdering eight babies get bail Lucy Letby, 28, is also accused of the attempted murder of six other infants. Detectives have been seen searching her £180,000 home in Chester, with a blue tent erected outside - and also searched her parents' home in Hereford. Lawyers representing two babies who received treatment at the hospital said they were "hopeful" the investigation would provide answers to the families affected. [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt, Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Resigns

Scott Pruitt, Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Resigns He made swamp creatures blush with his shameless excesses. "Shame", Democratic US Representative Gerry Connolly said. Information requests to the agency spiked to as many as 60 a day last year, "many so broadly worded that it will take years to answer", reported the Washington Examiner . [Full Article...]


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