Monday, February 19, 2018

Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe [7]

By Michelle Price. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

euronews-en 4:30:00 AM CET

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Iranian search and rescue teams reach wreckage from deadly plane crash [5]

Other Iranian news outlets and officials did not confirm that the crash site had been reached. State radio said five helicopters and five drones are active in the search operation. Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said that more than 150 climbers have joined the operation.

TorontoStar 4:21:00 PM CET

NCA reacts to conviction of paedophile Michael Falder [5]

The first successful conviction of a 'hurtcore' paedophile has been described as a 'watershed' moment for British police as they respond to new technologies that give criminals opportunities to increase the scale and depravity of child abuse. Michael Falder used his 'evilmind' and '666devil'....

dailymail 2:01:00 PM CET

Erdogan warns of 'consequences' if Syria wades into Afrin [4]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Syria will face 'consequences' if it wades into Turkey's offensive in Afrin. Erdogan told Putin that Turkey's military operation in the northern Syrian Kurdish enclave will continue as planned during a phone call between the two leaders.

dailymail 5:22:00 PM CET

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting [3]

has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women's March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on March 14 to "protest....

CBSnews 4:16:00 PM CET

Couple who took in suspect describes first encounter after massacre [3]

PARKLAND, Fla. -- The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. Speaking Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," James and Kimberly Snead said they've only seen once since the shooting that killed 17 when they briefly saw him at the police station.

CBSnews 4:16:00 PM CET

Oxfam: Witness 'threatened' in sexual misconduct probe [3]

Three men who worked for the Oxfam Haiti team and are accused of sexual misconduct in the country physically threatened a witness during an internal investigation into the allegations, UK-based charity Oxfam said. The aid organisation released the findings of its 2011 internal inquiry into....

aljazeera-en 11:05:00 AM CET

China sees more tourists, higher revenue during holiday [3]

A child plays at the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, Feb 16, 2018. Parents brought their children here to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING — China has hosted 214 million tourists in the first three days of the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, up 9.

chinadaily 11:12:00 AM CET

Ice Hockey - US women ease past Finland into final [2]

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney. In the kind of offensive burst U.S.

channelnewsasia 10:55:00 AM CET

ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq [2]

More than two dozen members of a pro-government militia in Iraq have been killed after being ambushed by disguised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ) fighters. Twenty-seven members of ISIL Hashd al-Shaabi, or the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were killed after clashes broke out late....

aljazeera-en 6:30:00 PM CET

'Black Panther' blows away box office in Thailand and abroad [2]

NEW YORK: A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in US and Canada theatres, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

BangkokPost 6:29:00 AM CET

Ahsan stresses on ensuring sanctity of vote, supremacy of Parliament [2]

ISLAMABAD, Feb 19 (APP):Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal Monday said the sanctity of vote and supremacy of Parliament would have to be ensured for achieving rapid progress and prosperity. Speaking in the National Assembly on a Point of Order, he said frequent interruptions in democratic....

app-en 6:25:00 PM CET

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash [2]

Santiago Jamiltepec, México: They thought the worst was over. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor. No one died. People's houses were still standing. In fact, the entire country was breathing a sigh of relief.

thepeninsulaqatar 8:31:00 AM CET

Trudeau to meet Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy February 19 Updated [2]

An Indian politician who publicly accused members of Justin Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement will meet the prime minister this week. A tweet from the account of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh says he will meet Trudeau on Wednesday.

theglobeandmail 6:11:00 PM CET

Chinese and Indian tourists visiting Australia surge to record [2]

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese and Indian tourist arrivals in Australia jumped to a record last year as growing middle-class wealth in the world's most populous nations fuels the travel bug. Almost 1.4 million visitors from mainland China travelled to Australia last year, a 13 per cent increase from a....

straitstimesSG 7:12:00 AM CET

HIQA publishes terms of reference for Holles St inquiry [2]

The formal terms of reference for a planned investigation into issues which arose from the death of Malak Thawley at Holles Street Hospital in 2016 have been published by the Health Information and Quality Authority. The investigation is into the safety, quality and standards for the safe conduct of....

RTERadio 4:26:00 PM CET

Report: Daimler also cheated with diesel [2]

German automaker Daimler, which includes Mercedes, is suspected of having used devices to cheat emissions tests, German newspaper Bild on Sonntag said on Sunday. According to Bild, the software was found during a US investigation. The company said that the leaked documents were "obviously....

euobserver 10:58:00 AM CET

More than 1,200 people complain to ACCC about bitcoin scams [2]

New figures show more than 1,200 Australians complained to the national consumer watchdog about cryptocurrency scams last year. 7.30 has obtained the latest figures from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Scamwatch, showing it received 1,289 complaints related to bitcoin in 2017, with reported losses totalling $1,218,206.

radioaustralia 10:55:00 PM CET

American in awe of Singapore's 'racial and religious masterclass' during CNY [2]

Sometimes Singaporeans take things for granted and once in a while, it takes the viewpoints of a foreigner to realise how good we have it here. An American from Boston, Jon Paul Dante, posted a heartwarming message on Facebook on how in awe he is of Singapore.

AsiaOne 10:50:00 AM CET

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