A 23-year-old rape victim has died following injuries she sustained when she was set ablaze on her way to a court in the city of Unnao, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, authorities said on Saturday. The 23-year-old woman was heading to court to testify against her rapists when a group of men, including two of the suspects, attacked her and set her on fire. She had been threatened on several occasions since she reported the incident.
The streets of the main Algerian cities were full to the brim on Friday, with tens of thousands of citizens protesting against military power, and demanding genuine democratic elections. According to several observers, Friday’s march, which was the last march before the contentious presidential elections scheduled for next Thursday, was the biggest of all the demonstrations that have been happening every Friday for the previous ten months.
At least 62 people have died after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the West African nation of Mauritania. The sea route from West Africa to Europe was once a major gateway for migrants seeking jobs and prosperity.
While Greta Thunberg travels around the world blaming adults for stealing her dreams and her childhood, an attempt to fight climate change is causing dozens of deaths in China. As part of the Blue-Sky Protection Campaign, since October, Hebei Province started to repurchase at a lower price, or confiscate directly, traditional coal stocks from its citizens. For many villages where public heating systems are still unavailable, people were forced to buy more expensive so-called “clean coals” that allegedly could reduce the emission of several gases harmful to the climate.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Morocco for an official visit that is of great significance, and underscores the strong momentum that characterizes bilateral relations, as well as the will of the two countries to strengthen their multifaceted strategic partnership. On his arrival at Rabat-Sale Airport, Pompeo was received by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Americans Living in Morocco, and the United States Ambassador in Rabat, David Green.
Germany expelled two Russian diplomats due to the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a 40-year-old who fought against Russia in the Second Chechen War and allegedly had links with Georgian intelligence. Khangoshvili and his family made an asylum claim in Germany in 2016, under their new identities secured in Georgia. His asylum was denied in 2017 and it was under appeal at the time of his murder.
After a three week lull, demonstrations will resume on Friday at the Gaza Border fence. The High National Committee for the March of Return announced the organization of demonstrations at the border Friday. The decision to resume the weekly border protests came as Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad leaders continued their discussions in Cairo with senior Egyptian intelligence officials about reaching a long term ceasefire with Israel. The Hamas delegation is headed by Ismail Haniyeh, while Islamic Jihad is headed by their secretary general.
Around mid-November, researchers at Lanzhou Veterinary Institute found that the genetically modified mice that they were using for an experiment could not get pregnant. They dissected one mouse and found out that it had Brucellosis. According to the World Organization for Animal Health, “Brucellosis is a zoonosis highly contagious for humans” which can lead to “fever, headache, weakness, profuse sweating, chills, weight loss and general aching.” If not treated early and properly, it can even cause infertility.
United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Thursday that the House already has enough material to begin the drafting of the final report on the impeachment process of US President Donald Trump. “The president’s actions are a profound violation of the public trust,” said Pelosi. “His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution,” she added, and concluded that “today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment.”
Chinese technology giant Huawei filed a petition in a U.S. federal court on Thursday, asking the court to find the FCC’s decision to bar Huawei from participating in federal subsidy funding programs violates the US Constitution. Five members of the US Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted on November 22 to identify Huawei as a national security threat and bar customers of US rural telecommunications operators from using $8.5 billion of government funds to purchase equipment or services from the two companies.
When Krissy Smith asked her husband for a divorce, she never dreamed it would result in losing custody of her three children. But that’s exactly what happened. The forlorn mother blames embattled Judge Katherine B.L. Platt of Chester County, Pennsylvania for signing restrictive court orders.
“It’s partly outdated policy and greed driving sole custody orders that alienate parents from their children,” Smith said of the Honorable Judge Platt who was named in an unrelated federal complaint on Sept. 24 by a Chester County daughter demanding the release of her elderly mother from court appointed guardianship.
At least 23 people have been killed after a fire broke out when a gas tanker exploded in a ceramics factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. More than one hundred people were injured and are being treated in various local hospitals with most of them suffering from burns. Confirming the incident, the northern Khartoum’s Bahri district police director, Brigadier General Hassan Abdullahi, said that six of those wounded were in critical condition. It is therefore feared that the death toll could rise.
Bishop Richard J. Malone, who is accused of covering up dozens of sexual abuse cases of minors by priests, finally resigned on Wednesday. The 73-year old Malone had been under pressure to resign from his diocese in Buffalo, New York for years. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis appointed Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to run the diocese of Buffalo in an acting capacity until a new bishop is eventually chosen.
The Wоrld Hеаlth Organization (WHO) ѕаіd оn Wednesday thаt thе battle аgаіnѕt mаlаrіа has bееn hіt bу a “ѕluggіѕhnеѕѕ” аѕ mіllіоnѕ оf people соntіnuе to be іnfесtеd wіth the mоѕԛuіtо-bоrnе dіѕеаѕе, especially оn thе Afrісаn continent. Thе оrgаnіzаtіоn said thаt mаlаrіа соntіnuеѕ tо afflict mіllіоnѕ every уеаr and kіllѕ mоrе thаn 400,000 people, most оf thеm children in Africa, due tо the faltering еffоrtѕ tо соmbаt thе dіѕеаѕе whісh is trаnѕmіttеd by mоѕԛuіtоеѕ.
The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee delivered its final report on Tuesday seeking the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He is accused of abusing his position as the US president by requesting foreign interference in the nation’s presidential election scheduled for next year.
Last month, a study was published in the Astrophysical Journal by the New Horizons Plasma and Particle Team pertaining to the Slowing of the Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere. The main purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of how the solar wind evolves with increasing distance from the Sun as it encounters an increasing amount of interstellar material.
As the death toll rises in a Tunisian tour bus accident to 26, President Kais Saied has promised to deal with the aftermath of the accident and ensure road safety. “I will do everything in my power to deal with the consequences of the disaster and fix what can be fixed,” he said. The President added that all those responsible for the poor conditions of the road will be seriously dealt with.
Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has ordered a speedy and thorough investigation on an incident in which five inmates were electrocuted in Ikoyi prison. “The law recommends in this instance a coroner’s inquest which will reveal what the exact cause of the death was, but beyond that, we will look into everything about it, the circumstances, the how, why and generally the cause of this,” he said.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump described French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement that NATO was “brain dead” as “very offensive.” In an interview with The Economist in November, Macron stated that NATO is in a “brain dead” state, due to a lack of strategic coordination between European allies on the one hand, and the United States and Turkey on the other.
At least 55 реорlе, most оf thеm сhіldrеn, hаvе dіеd in Samoa from a measles outbreak that began in mid-October. The government of the Pacific island nation has declared a state of emergency. Aссоrdіng to thе Sаmоа Health Ministry, 3,728 cases of measles have been reported as of Monday morning.
Russia announced their 9K720 Iskander rocket has been connected to the military internet. The Iskander is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian Federation. The missile systems are a replacement for the obsolete OTR-21 Tochka systems. The Russian military internet has the capability of trading information at 300 megabytes per second. Additionally, the Russian ministry of defense uses special equipment and more than 1,500 mobile communication and encryption systems.
US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend the first public hearing on impeachment to which they have been invited by the House of Representatives, the White House confirmed on Sunday. After two months of investigations, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins on Wednesday the legal debate to determine if the allegations against the president are serious enough to justify the opening of a political trial.
New research “Illuminating Earth’s fault” by the University of California at Berkley proposes the use of existing underwater submarine fiber optic cables as seismographs. With the new network we will get a complete picture of the tectonic activity of our planet. A seismometer is an instrument that responds to ground motions, such as caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and explosions. Seismometers are usually combined with a timing device and a recording device to form a seismograph.
Germany refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for a moratorium on missile deployment in Europe. Putin had sent a proposal to the leaders of several countries this fall to introduce a moratorium on deploying intermediate-and shorter-range missiles in Europe. The intermediate-range missile is defined as ground-launched ballistic missiles (GLBM) or GLCM having a range between 1,000 km to 5,500 km. The shorter-range missile was defined as GLBMs or GLCMs with a range between 500 km and 1,000 km.
A clash between police and drug traffickers left 14 dead Saturday in the Mexican state of Coahuila, near the US border. The incident comes just days after US President Donald Trump announced that he intended to declare Mexico’s drug cartels “terrorist organizations.”
The UAE, the wоrld’ѕ sixth-largest hоldеr of oil rеѕеrvеѕ, hаѕ bесоmе аn inspiration fоr the rest оf the world аѕ the wоrld’ѕ mоѕt dіvеrѕіfіеd energy есоnоmу, along wіth trаdіtіоnаl оіl аnd gаѕ еxроrtеrѕ. Currеnt аnd futurе sources оf еnеrgу up tо 2030 rаngе from oil, gаѕ and renewable еnеrgу, ѕuсh аѕ wind, solar, аnd hуdrоеlесtrіс, аѕ well аѕ new nuсlеаr еnеrgу, through the Barakah plant, whісh іѕ оnе of the largest іn the wоrld.
Newly elected Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett believes an aggressive offense strategy needs to be executed on Iranian targets, as well as additional attacks on Syria. Bennett is an Israeli politician who led the Jewish Home party between 2012 and 2018 and currently serves as an MK for New Right. Bennett publicly shared his doctrine proposal on November 29 in the Israeli media. The doctrine received an immediate reaction from Russia.
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a budget increase to $15.866 billion. The expansion of the budget was finalized on November 28. The ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris. The national bodies who sit on ESA’s governing council are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Chinese internet giant Sohu published information pertaining to Japan’s nuclear capabilities. Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU) is China’s premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties. All Chinese media is controlled by the Chinese government. According to the publication, Japan has enough nuclear fuel to make over 6,000 nuclear bombs. The amount is enough to destroy a whole nation.
Rafael Caro Quintero remains a top priority for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The U.S. government is currently offering $20 million for information leading to his arrest. The effort to capture him is spurred on by his involvement in the murder of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. Kiki was an undercover DEA agent working to bust the Guadalajara Cartel, which was the leading drug trafficking syndicate at the time, and Quintero had strong ties to the organization.
Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against ex Amber Heard will be delayed until August 2020. This is after he failed to provide important alcohol consumption and drug usage records as ordered by the court. He is suing her for $50 million for attempting to smear his name after she wrote an article for the Washington Post talking about her experience as a victim of domestic violence. She inferred that the actor was the perpetrator while failing to name him explicitly.
Greenpeace has just released a report showing that South Korea is the third biggest public investor of coal power plants in the G20 group. According to the document, most of the projects are situated outside the country. Ten unregulated coal plants are estimated to cause between 1,600 and 5,000 premature deaths each year.
A Suriname military court on Friday slammed the nation’s president, Dési Bouterse, with a 20 years prison sentence for the murder of his 15 opponents in 1982. The sentence is the conclusion of a process that took 12 years and is likely to add more political uncertainty to a country that is already unstable. According to the Court’s conclusion, Bouterse fully participated in the executions and killed so as “to stay in power.”
Irаn is disputing thе death tоll frоm рrоtеѕtѕ thаt fоllоwеd fuеl prices іn mіd-Dесеmbеr after Amnеѕtу Intеrnаtіоnаl revealed the deaths оf mоrе than 160 рrоtеѕtеrѕ. Prоtеѕtѕ brоkе оut асrоѕѕ Iran on Nоvеmbеr 15, after аuthоrіtіеѕ ѕuddеnlу rаіѕеd thе price оf gasoline bу uр tо 200 percent. Offісіаlѕ іn Irаn did nоt аnnоunсе the dеаth toll оf thе protests, which ѕаw hіghwауѕ closed, bаnkѕ and police stations ѕеt on fire and ѕhорѕ looted.
Thе Iraqi Cоunсіl оf Mіnіѕtеrѕ hеld аn еxtrаоrdіnаrу ѕеѕѕіоn оn Saturday called bу Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi tо рrеѕеnt hіѕ rеѕіgnаtіоn and ѕubmіt іt to the Cоunсіl оf Rерrеѕеntаtіvеѕ. A statement by the Information Offісе of thе Iraqi Prime Minister said thаt thе Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr stressed thе рrіnсірlе of thе реасеful trаnѕfеr оf роwеr іn thе dеmосrаtіс system, pointing оut thаt “асhіеvіng thе interests of thе реорlе іѕ аn еаѕу gоаl fоr аll.”
On Tuesday, over 70 notable Israeli entrepreneurs signed a letter urging lawmakers to prevent the political uncertainty from progressing. On Wednesday, a collective of tech industry heads sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to resign in light of the corruption charges brought against him. They condemned his attack on the judiciary and the Attorney General while underscoring the need for stability, which maintains economic progress.
On November 28, 2019 Russia officially refused to finance the operations of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)– an intergovernmental organization and the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on April 29, 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavor for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.
US and China tensions continue to escalate. President Donald Trump signed Hong Kong democracy legislation, which clearly angered China. The US never truly had any dealings with Hong Kong. Historically, Hong Kong was involved in the First Opium War in the mid 1800s. In 1841 Britain entered the island of Hong Kong and made it its military staging location. The island of Hong Kong became a British Colony.
Scotland’s Rugby World Cup campaign was one to forget. A limp defeat to Ireland in their opening pool match and a loss against hosts Japan in their final game were the defining moments of a miserable few weeks for Gregor Townsend’s side. Scotland must bounce back as soon as possible, and the upcoming 2020 Six Nations Championship offers the perfect chance to make amends for their poor showing in Japan.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would be designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist networks. The categorization is set to portend a widening rift between the Mexican and U.S. governments, especially when it comes to dealing with drug syndicates.
Hackers that stole $51 million in Ethereum from Upbit are starting to move funds from their primary wallet. The coins are now being distributed to different wallets and in smaller sums of between 10 ETH and 100,000 ETH. The cybercriminals are also sending small amounts of crypto to some exchanges such as Huobi and Binance to test whether the funds will be accepted.
BET co-founder Robert Louis Johnson sees U.S. President Donald Trump winning the 2020 elections, despite several polls indicating that current leading Democratic candidates beat him in a hypothetical race. The surveys show Trump trailing Democratic candidates, such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
The interim government in Bolivia revoked a decree Friday giving immunity to police and army officers who used live ammunition and excess force on protesters. According to interim President Jeanine Áñez, the measure has been revoked because the country has achieved “the desired peace.” Thirty-four people have been killed during three weeks of protests that followed the resignation of former Bolivian President Evo Morales.
North Korea made a confirmation on Friday that it had successfully tested a super-large multiple launch rocket system on Thursday and that the nation’s leader Kim Jong-un was present during the test. On Thursday, the North Korean regime fired two short-range projectiles with the new system from near the coastal town of Yeonpo, in the province of South Hamgyong, on the east coast of the country.
China reacted angrily on Thursday to US President Donald Trump’s signing of a law that supports the protests in Hong Kong. Beijing called it an “absolute abomination,” and threatened to retaliate against the US government. The legislation allows the White House to impose economic sanctions against both the Chinese and the autonomous region’s officials who are responsible for human rights violations.
This week the research by Dr Martin Worthington has been published pertaining to the 3,000-year-old Babylonian story of Noah and the Ark. Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative through which God spares Noah, his family, and examples of all the world’s animals from a world-engulfing flood. The story in Genesis is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nūḥ. There could be a reason why thus far the location of Noah’s ark has been unsuccessful.
Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, after discussions with US President Donald Trump, announced Bulgaria readiness to have NATO use its Black Sea port for naval coordination efforts amid growing fears of Putin’s military appetite and Russia’s growing rift with the West. According to Borisov, the military exercises in the Black Sea are much needed and the more the merrier because they have a preventative effect.