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by | May 15, 2019 | 19:04

In recent years, Buddhist hardliners, led by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or "Buddhist Power Force" have stoked hostility against Islam, saying Middle Eastern influence has turned Sri Lankan Muslims more conservative and isolated. Officials have blocked some social media platforms and messaging apps, including Facebook and Whatsapp, in an attempt to curb the violence. Security forces have detained dozens of people suspected of involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by the "Islamic State" ...

by | May 15, 2019 | 18:43

The order is expected to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a federal law that authorizes the president to regulate commerce after declaring a national emergency in response to an extraordinary threat to the US. In January, U.S. prosecutors charged two Huawei units in Washington state saying they conspired to steal T-Mobile US Inc trade secrets, and also charged Huawei and its chief financial officer with bank and wire fraud on allegations that the company violated ...

by | May 15, 2019 | 18:28

Police say that's when a struggle ensued, forcing the officer to deploy his department issued taser at the woman. In the 30-second footage, the woman can be heard telling the officer, "I'm actually walking to my house", and shouting, "I'm pregnant", before she's shot.

by | May 15, 2019 | 16:12

Presumably the PM and ministers have noticed that mortgaging the UK's Brexit future to Jeremy Corbyn is haemorrhaging the Tory vote. Brexit had been due to take place on March 29, but the deadline has since been extended to October 31 to buy the government more time to come up with a plan almost three years after British voters opted to leave the EU.

by | May 15, 2019 | 14:43

Esmaili said the woman was in charge of projects for "cultural infiltration" in Iran . The British Council is a non-political organization that works in education, arts and culture. The arrest of Iranians accused of espionage has increased since Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said previous year there had been "infiltration" of Western agents in the country.

by | May 15, 2019 | 14:36

Kim used the occasion to accuse the United States of acting in "bad faith" after his second summit with President Donald Trump ended in stalemate in Hanoi. Amid growing concerns of a conflict between the United States and Iran, U.S. officials have told their European allies that its military buildup in the Persian Gulf region is a "defensive" move in response to multiple threats coming out of Iran.

by | May 15, 2019 | 11:39

Trump in a tweet on Tuesday had said, "We have placed a 25 per cent tariff on "dumped" steel from China and other countries, adding that in one year tariffs have rebuilt our steel industry - it is booming!" As the tariff announcements triggered stock market losses, Trump told reporters that he's hopeful a trade agreement with China can be reached at a G20 meeting in Japan in late June.

by | May 15, 2019 | 07:56

People who perform abortions would be subject to a felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison, although a woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally liable. The text of the bill likens abortion to history's greatest atrocities, including the Holocaust. "It should be that women's choice". In other words, an abortionist providing an illegal abortion, or a man beating a woman and killing her baby, would be in deep legal trouble for murder; not the woman so-called ...

by | May 15, 2019 | 07:31

Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May's expected levels under USA sanctions, as a condition for staying in an global nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks said. Those drones have been flown into the radar arrays of Saudi Arabia's Patriot missile batteries, according to the research group Conflict Armament Research, disabling them and allowing the Houthis to fire ballistic missiles into the kingdom unchallenged.

by | May 15, 2019 | 03:42

CNN reported that Trump Jr . and Burr have been negotiating about his further testimony for the committee for months, but the legal team for the president's son has objected to the scope of the questioning, which encompasses various issues in connection with the Russian Federation investigation.

by | May 14, 2019 | 23:53

A redacted version of his final report, released in mid-April, documented numerous contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian officials, but found insufficient evidence to substantiate a conspiracy between the campaign and Moscow. Durham's inquiry, which will focus on whether the government's methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general.

by | May 14, 2019 | 23:11

It said the quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the seabed, which is very shallow. Papua New Guinea's rugged highlands region was hit by a 7.5-magnitude quake in February past year that buried homes and triggered landslides, killing at least 125 people.

by | May 14, 2019 | 20:20

The sector, crucial for the United States economy, also represents an important electoral base for Donald Trump . USA officials said the Chinese negotiators have been reversing themselves on commitments made in earlier trade talks. "I don't disagree with that", he said to Fox News's Chris Wallace. Trump has demonstrated again and again that he is incapable of understanding the consequences of tariffs.

by | May 14, 2019 | 20:25

Attorney General William Barr has enlisted the help of the Central Intelligence Agency to investigate whether the FBI's surveillance of the Trump campaign was motivated by partisan bias, CNN reported Tuesday. Barr drew the ire of top Democrats last month when he confirmed that he believed the FBI's surveillance of Page and other campaign officials constituted "spying", though he stopped short of asserting the surveillance activity was not properly predicated.

by | May 14, 2019 | 20:22

Authorities say that Turner resisted arrest, prompting the officer to use his Taser. The video shows Turner on the ground with the officer standing over her and yanking her arm when a tussle starts. The woman is on the ground and appears to reach toward the officer, and then he fired five shots. The officer has been "placed on administrative leave", KPRC reported.

by | May 14, 2019 | 16:52

North Korea on Tuesday demanded the US returned a cargo ship used to transport that was seized in violation of worldwide sanctions against the rogue regime, calling it a "robbery". The test of the missiles and the firing of a series of projectiles on Saturday were the first missile launches by North Korea since that of an intercontinental ballistic missile in November 2017.

by | May 14, 2019 | 16:32

The aircraft had departed from Yangon in the nation and was approaching Mandalay when the pilot got to know that he was unable to extend the front wheels of the plane. Smaller aircraft were able to use the runway after about two and a half hours and the runways were expected to be open for larger aircraft late in the afternoon.

by | May 14, 2019 | 16:29

Guterres has arrived in New Zealand as part of a trip to the South Pacific to highlight the issue of climate change. The Minister was pleased to show the Secretary-General some of New Zealand's climate change work underway and meet New Zealanders making change, including youth, the private sector and Māori.

by | May 14, 2019 | 16:10

Hotel staff discovered the bodies in a room alongside two crossbows , the German news agency DPA reported. A third crossbow was later found packed inside a bag, police said. The guests had booked a triple room for three nights, arriving on Friday evening. Local press reports that none of the other guests heard any odd noises overnight, though the storm and the fast-flowing river beside the guesthouse might have muffled any noise.

by | May 14, 2019 | 15:55

Durham's selection was first reported by the New York Times . Barr assigned CT prosecutor John Durham to the task. In 1999, Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Durham to investigate law enforcement corruption in Boston, and more recently, Attorney General Eric H.