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World population to reach 9.8b in 2050, UN says

World population to reach 9.8b in 2050, UN says The survey also found that there are more men than women globally (102 men for every 100 women), and the number of people over 60 years-old will top 1 billion in 2018 and 2 billion by 2015. "The under-five mortality rate to the probability of dying between birth and age 5, is an important indicator of development and children's well-being", the report said. [Full Article...]

BC's minority Liberals prepare throne speech as opposition plans their defeat

BC's minority Liberals prepare throne speech as opposition plans their defeat Environment Minister Jordan Sturdy announced that Thursday's throne speech will include a commitment to invest $50 million over five years in new charging stations for electric vehicles. Clark and the BC Liberals denounced an NDP plan to create $10-a-day daycare as too expensive. The Liberals intend to stick to their core philosophy of fiscal responsibility and prudence, said Clark, but intend... [Full Article...]

Man Tasered after incident at mosque

The incident occurred around 1:20am on Wednesday, June 21. He arrested on suspicion of affray and taken into custody at a central London police station - officers say they are not treating it as a terror related incident. "He is now in police custody". The incident came two days after a van was driven at worshippers near the Muslim Welfare House mosque and community centre, in Finsbury Park, i... [Full Article...]

Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze

Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze There has been a lot of anger at the government and local authorities for how they handled the disaster. It is feared cladding was the reason the fire at Grenfell Tower in Islington took hold of the whole building. Extra construction staff have been taken on in a bid to get the social housing apartments ready as soon as possible, it added, with work due to be finished by the end of July. [Full Article...]

Hanson calls for autistic kids to be removed from classes

Hanson calls for autistic kids to be removed from classes Ms Husar said she was disappointed that in 2017, there people like Ms Hanson could be in the Senate "making ill-informed comments about kids that are autistic". "We have to be realistic at times and consider the impact that is having on other children in that classroom", she said. . "Most of the time the teacher spends so much time on them they forget about the child who wants to go ahead in le... [Full Article...]

Memorial for slain Muslim teen girl is torched

Memorial for slain Muslim teen girl is torched He eventually caught up to Hassanen and proceeded to strike her with the bat, take her into his vehicle, and continue to assault and kill her before disposing of her body in a pond. "She was very, very kindhearted, always smiling, always dancing", Neshanti, 16, said on Wednesday as she walked into ADAMS, where the funeral prayer service was starting. [Full Article...]

Mechanic: Suspected Scalise Shooter Went on Trump Rant Before the Attack

Mechanic: Suspected Scalise Shooter Went on Trump Rant Before the Attack All of the people shot by the gunman on Wednesday are alive; the shooter is not. When he first arrived at the hospital following the shooting in Virginia, Scalise was said to be at "imminent risk of death". The person told The Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting. [Full Article...]

In the end Shiv Sena-BJP are 'Hindutva brothers': Swamy

For the past two presidential elections, the Sena has broken ranks with the NDA and backed Congress nominees Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil. The meeting comes a day after the BJP chief, who is here on a three-day visit to strengthen the party organisation in the state, said his party would consult its allies before finalising the NDA's presidential candidate. [Full Article...]

Ruling AIADMK faction extends support to Kovind

Azad later clarified that the Congress does not have any issue with Ram Nath Kovind but the BJP's ideology. Congress sources feel Shinde could be a better candidate due to his record in public life. He was speaking to the media here after congratulating Kovind. I thank Nitish Kumar for his party's support. So there is no question of mutual consent. [Full Article...]

Democratic union ironworker Randy Bryce running against Ryan

Bryce's video highlights the partnership between President Trump and House Speaker Ryan - both of whom the ad paints as having tenuous connections to actual working class roots. Bryce has spent his whole life in southeastern Wisconsin, which includes the 20 years he's spent as an ironworker. He ends by not only requesting a bigger table if not every perspective has a seat at the current one, but d... [Full Article...]

In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

Trump's first trip to Iowa since taking office on January 20 came against a backdrop of problems in Washington. Trump also suggested the panels would make the wall "beautiful" and then praised himself by saying, "Pretty good imagination, right?" U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

U.S. joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city This is based on information given to him by his security officials, Duterte said. "I don't know how we can re-start our lives after the fighting", Ampao said by telephone. President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under martial law after local and foreign terrorists laid siege to Marawi City on May 23. "Those islands include Matutuang and Kawio", Gen Ganip said. [Full Article...]

Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before baseball practice s

Sava said on Friday there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally. The lawmakers took the field with many wearing hats to honor Scalise. [Full Article...]

Torino president: No United approach for Belotti

Torino president: No United approach for Belotti The Italy global has been linked with the Red Devils for much of this summer, though recent reports threw doubts over the deal due to his excessively high £88million release clause. "I got him to Milan". I would only sell him for €100m (£88m), but even then he can refuse. "Belotti? I'm hoping that he makes a decision as soon as possible, but things should become clearer over preseason". [Full Article...]

China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

The death last week of American student Warmbier, who fell into a coma after b. Pyongyang posed "the most acute threat in the region". He says, "We must step up our efforts to curtail these sources of revenue". "We see a young man go over there healthy and with a minor act of mischief" and come home on the verge of death. But while China has tightened controls on trade in North Korean coal, ma... [Full Article...]

Japan: Missing US sailors found dead in Fitzgerald destroyer

Japan: Missing US sailors found dead in Fitzgerald destroyer They were identified as: Dakota Kyle Rigsby , 19, Palmyra, Va.; Alexander Douglass, 25, San Diego; Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, Oakville, Conn.; Noe Hernandez , 26, Weslaco, Texas; Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.; Xavier Alec Martin , 24, Halethorpe, Md.; Gary Leo Rehm Jr ., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination

May's two-year programme, known as the Queen's Speech and prepared by ministers, was read out by Queen Elizabeth at parliament's opening ceremony . Responding to the Queen's Speech , Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: "There are welcome steps in today's Queen's Speech but it is far from a comprehensive programme that will deliver the opportunities and growth we need in Greate... [Full Article...]

House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

Kushner, the president's son-in-law and close adviser, failed to disclose his own contacts with the Russian ambassador on his security clearance forms, the letter said. While Mensch's report was largely dismissed at the time, Whitehouse now says that "all the signals" point toward Flynn having been a cooperating Federal Bureau of Investigation witness, possibly flipping against his former patron ... [Full Article...]

Israeli minister welcomes Saudi Arabia's new royal heir

He was propelled into the domestic and global limelight when his father Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became Saudi Arabia's seventh king in 2015 and he was named deputy crown prince - behind his cousin whom he has now replaced - and defence minister. [Full Article...]

Handel looks to unify voters after crucial Congressional win

When presented with the choice of whether they wanted a representative who would work with Paul Ryan or Pelosi, six in 10 picked the speaker and three in 10 picked the minority leader. After scoring their latest victories, Republicans were spiking the football. "For you to suggest that I would do anything to negatively effect her is absolutely outrageous and unacceptable", Handel said. [Full Article...]


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