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Senior North Korean military official defects
- April 12, 2016

The North's Reconnaissance General Bureau deals with intelligence-gathering and espionage operations in foreign countries and is also responsible for cyberwarfare. One source told South Korea's CBS No Cut News the defectors boarded a Malaysia Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Ningbo and after a transfer arrived in Bangkok at noon April 7. (more...)
United Kingdom finance minister Osbourne publishes details of tax return United Kingdom finance minister Osbourne publishes details of tax return
- April 12, 2016

The document also indicated that he declared £1,850 of additional income beyond his Parliamentary salary. 'I am not suggesting that this should apply to all MPs, ' he said. "The truth is, is that the United Kingdom is at the heart of the global tax avoidance industry". The chancellor published the 2014-15 summary after coming under pressure to follow David Cameron, who released information about his finances going back six years. (more...)
Third case of Zika reported in Mississippi
- April 11, 2016

Burwell said there were 672 confirmed cases of Zika infections in the United States, including 64 pregnant women. The vast majority of cases in the continental US stem from travel to areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted. We have always said that we were open to using a portion of the existing Ebola balances for Zika , but that this alone would not provide a sufficient enough response to the significant threat posed by Zika . (more...)
Charlottesville-Albemarle Health Department Discusses Spread of Zika
- April 11, 2016

The CDC will use the funds to research and develop Anti-Zika vaccines, treat people infected with the virus and fight the mosquitoes that spread the virus. The diversion of money from Ebola to Zika does not leave the Ebola account completely empty. One child has been born in the US with the Zika-related birth defect. (more...)
Seoul: Senior North Korea military officer defects to South Seoul: Senior North Korea military officer defects to South
- April 11, 2016

Last week, the South Korean government warned that officials now believe North Korea could mount nuclear warheads on the medium-range Rodong ballistic missile system-the missile launched in two tests in March . People who still manage to flee in recent years already have families who settled in the South or are relatively well-off and well-connected elites in search of better lives, according to experts and activists helping North Korean defectors. (more...)
White House Directs $589 Million to Fight Zika in the US
- April 11, 2016

But with mosquito season here, that could change - and soon. Puerto Rico is facing an outbreak that could lead to hundreds of thousands of cases and result in thousands of birth defects, US health officials warned. For months now, Americans who have been traveling or reading news reports have heard about the risk posed by the Zika virus , particularly those posed to pregnant women. (more...)
Lives of Texas campus victim, suspect violently intersect
- April 11, 2016

The suspect in the murder of the young student has been identified as a 17-year-old homeless youth by the name of Meechaiel Criner , who was captured after surveillance video of him outside the last building the dance student was last seen alive surfaced. (more...)
White House redirects money to fight Zika, urges Congress to act
- April 11, 2016

Most of these infections were acquired while traveling outside the country. It causes a rash in about 90 percent of people who notice it, along with headaches, muscle aches and fever. The MSDH is now conducting surveillance on all mosquito populations in the state. Will there be a lot of babies with birth defects? . Brazil is investigating almost 4,300 additional suspected cases of microcephaly. (more...)
Seoul says 13 North Korean restaurant workers defect as a group Seoul says 13 North Korean restaurant workers defect as a group
- April 11, 2016

According to Steve Evans of the BBC in Seoul , "Step by step, North Korea is completing the tasks needed to have a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the U.S.".The Rodong-1 missile, an indigenously produced North Korean ballistic missile developed from Scud technology, has an estimated maximum range of between 1,000 and 1,500 kilometers. (more...)
Putin: Panama Papers leak are a USA plot to weaken Russian Federation
- April 11, 2016

While the draft law forbids shooting in crowded areas or at pregnant women, the disabled, or children, it says Putin will be able to directly order the National Guard on armed missions and for them to fire without warning if they see a threat. (more...)
Gears of War 4 Gears of War 4 "Tomorrow" Trailer
- April 11, 2016

This first trailer offers only a glimpse of the kind of opponent that JD Fenix and gamers will have to deal with, collected under the name of The Swarm and created to add a little horror back into the series. Gears of War 4 will soon be available as a multi-player beta on the Xbox One, and available a week early today (11th April) to players who have played the Gears of War Ultimate Edition on Xbox One and PC and will support 2 player split screen. (more...)
Suspect arrested in death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith
- April 11, 2016

Hayes has been booked and is now charged with second-degree murder. The paper reports Hayes pled guilty in 2014 as a first-time offender to illegal carrying of a weapon as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Hayes also played a football player as an extra in the 2014 movie "22 Jump Street", filmed in New Orleans, according to the New York Daily News . Many other teammates, other National Football League players, and people connected to the Saints, the National Football League, and Ohio ... (more...)
Obama diverts Ebola funds to fight Zika; Florida leads nation in cases
- April 11, 2016

An additional $79 million from other prevention programs is also being redirected toward Zika , White House officials said . The funding is needed for detection, prevention and response efforts, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Wednesday. (more...)
Why John Kasich refuses to drop his campaign
- April 11, 2016

Manafort said on CNN's "New Day" programme that rival Ted Cruz, the USA senator from Texas, will not be able to dent Trump's delegate lead before California's June 7 primary. The establishment is backing Cruz, the candidate who once billed himself as anti establishment. The couple "were incredibly impressed with the museum, a monument representative of all of the wonderful people who tragically lost their lives and the families who have suffered so greatly", a campaign statement read. (more...)
'The Force Awakens' wins top honors at MTV Movie Awards
- April 11, 2016

Studios waved what looked like red and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday night's ceremony. Clarke said she was most looking forward to "laughing a lot, and I hope the Best Kiss award gets some steamy action". They also rapped about Oscar-winner DiCaprio having sexual intercourse with a bear in The Revenant . (more...)
White House to Redirect Ebola Funds to Fight Zika
- April 11, 2016

The rest would go to foreign aid accounts to fight the virus overseas. The White House urged congress to approve an additional $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika. The vast majority of cases in the continental US stem from travel to areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted. It's April 6th, and Congress hasn't authorized the "emergency funding" yet. (more...)
Sanders keeps up winning streak, takes Wyoming in Democratic caucus
- April 11, 2016

With 14 of the 23 counties reporting, Sanders led with 56 percent of the vote among those who took part in the caucuses, compared to 44 percent for Hillary Clinton. In those contests, demographics and a strong grass-roots organization have helped Sanders nab delegates, though he still remains well behind Clinton in the overall pledged delegate race . (more...)
MTV Movie Awards 2016: Complete Winners List
- April 11, 2016

Accepting the award, he joked that the Generation Award was "code for the old-ass dude award". This year's MTV Movie Awards show was taped Saturday, April 9, on a back lot at Warner Bros. "It was an incredible honor to be part of the "Star Wars" saga, and for the film to receive this award voted by you, the fans, is incredibly gratifying", said director J.J. (more...)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes top MTV Movie award
- April 10, 2016

Straight Outta Compton's Jason Mitchell (centre left) and O'Shea Jackson Jr, pictured here at Screen Actors Guild Awards in January referred to their Oscars snub on stage. The cast referred to their Oscars snub on stage as they were joined by the group's original member DJ Yella. She thanked the film's director, her son, Jackson, and daughter, August. (more...)
11 of 12 Iowa GOP delegates picked Saturday back Cruz
- April 10, 2016

His campaign issued a statement describing the site as "symbolic of the strength of our country, and in particular New Yorkers, who have done such an incredible job rebuilding that devastated section of our city". As for Cruz's clear organizational advantage, Davis said Trump's team remains undaunted. It's a process that is happening largely behind the scenes at schools, churches, libraries and community centers around the state. (more...)