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Why is Lebanon trying to ban 'Wonder Woman'?
- June 01, 2017

Instead of seeing a woman seduce a man on screen to get something from him and further the plot (like Black Widow in Iron Man 2 ), viewers seeing Wonder Woman will watch as a superhero explores her sexuality without shame . The two movies were approved in Egypt. She later apologized and said the Israeli photobombed her selfie. A large part of the issue is Gal Gadot herself: she is a former IDF soldier who has expressed support for Israeli attacks against Gaza. (more...)
Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after passenger tries to enter cockpit
- June 01, 2017

The 25-year-old Sri Lankan man had been discharged from a Melbourne psychiatric hospital on Wednesday before buying a ticket on the late-night flight to Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said. The aircraft landed in Melbourne at 11:41 p.m. local time and is waiting for security assistance. Heavily-armed police wearing helmets and body armour and carrying rifles boarded the aircraft after it landed, and placed the man under arrest. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 65 TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 65
- June 01, 2017

High 86. Friday: Partly cloudy with an isolated showers. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday , partly sunny, with a high near 72. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday night: 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. (more...)
Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne due to disruptive passenger
- June 01, 2017

Malaysia Airlines stated that 'at no point was the aircraft hijacked'. Passenger Andrew Leoncelli said it was a boombox type portable music player. Police wearing body army took the man off the plane. They have determined he had no "terrorist" links or associates, Ashton said. "I don't think any of us have a true understanding of the trauma, just how frightening this experience would have been", he said. (more...)
Malaysia Airlines jet diverted in Australia over bomb scare
- June 01, 2017

Manodh Marks appeared in court on Thursday and faces a potential 10-year prison sentence on each charge. Australian police have defended their actions after a passenger tried to force his way into the cockpit on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur Thursday. (more...)
Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town
- June 01, 2017

Williams said multiple fire departments and medical helicopters were called to the scene, but he did not know how many people were injured or the extent of the injuries. Didion employs a total of about 225 people, but they work at various locations. A Long Island man fired from his New York City teaching job more than a decade ago has been charged with running a $70 million Ponzi scheme. (more...)
Illinois Lawmakers Approve Increase To Minimum Wage Illinois Lawmakers Approve Increase To Minimum Wage
- June 01, 2017

Bartholomew-Saunders says the living wage for the region is roughly $16 an hour, so this provincial increase is closer to that target, especially when compared to the current minimum wage of $11.40. TORONTO-Sweeping changes to Ontario's labour laws this week have left groups on both sides worker-business divide feeling dissatisfied. To offset the costs to small businesses, a tax credit would be given to any business that has 50 or less employees. (more...)
Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director Joe Lieberman is front-runner to be next Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- June 01, 2017

President Trump may be dramatically miscalculating how much support former Sen. Toomey tweeted on Thursday evening that Joe Lieberman , who is among a few candidates being considered for the position, is a "great choice". Flynn has figured prominently in the FBI investigation into Russian interference into the election. But he also said there had been "no effort to impede our investigation to date" - which would seem to be good news for a White House that now faces suggestions that the ... (more...)
Former US national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89
- June 01, 2017

In a statement issued on Friday, Carter said his wife "Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Zbigniew Brzezinski". Becoming President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser immediately after Carter's inauguration, Brzezinski was confronted with many global conflicts throughout his tenure. (more...)
'Triliton' trips up local student at national spelling bee
- June 01, 2017

About 12 spellers will advance to the finals. The national preliminaries had 71 students misspell words, leaving 188 competitors to be whittled down based on written tests. "I'm proud. It's been really cool to do that", Sam says. Ria correctly spelled "psychomachy," a word that Merriam-Webster dictionary defined as "a conflict of the soul", and "apprehensive" during the oral spelling rounds, according to the results . (more...)
England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener
- June 01, 2017

Ahead of the marquee clash , India's former Team Director Ravi Shastri said the Indian batsmen need to show respect to the Pakistan fast bowlers. "We have some exciting youngsters like Mustafizur and Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, those players are also in our side". The victor of both semi-finals will play the final at The Oval in London on 18th June . (more...)
At least 5 dead, 10 wounded in Jakarta bus terminal bombing Featured At least 5 dead, 10 wounded in Jakarta bus terminal bombing Featured
- June 01, 2017

Authorities in the Southeast Asian nation have linked the explosions on Wednesday at a busy east Jakarta bus terminal to militants connected to Islamic State. The government has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since the 2002 Bali bombings by Al Qaeda-affiliated attackers that killed 202 people. (more...)
Trump Broadens Search for FBI Director Nearly a Month After Firing Comey
- June 01, 2017

Associates have said Comey wrote internal memos describing certain interactions with Trump that gave him pause in the months after his election, including details of a dinner in which he claimed the president asked him to pledge his loyalty , and a request to shut down the investigation of a former top aide. (more...)
Donald Trump's Communications Director Resigns
- June 01, 2017

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said that generally speaking, "we have back-channel communication with a number of countries..." Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said. (more...)
Netanyahu cautions, 'We don't have a blank check from Trump'
- June 01, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said repeatedly that the embassy move would destroy hopes of peace talks with Israel. "This president is determined to get a deal", Channel 2 quoted the prime minister telling his colleagues. But ultimately, he said, they would struggle to summon the necessary political will. Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, both of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, voted against a measure to boost Palestinian building in Area C of the West Bank, which ... (more...)
Woman held in Manchester terror probe released without charge Woman held in Manchester terror probe released without charge
- June 01, 2017

Manchester police hope to resume intelligence sharing soon, but are furious with a story in the New York Times that included photos of the crime scene, the BBC reported , without saying where it got the information. Manchester police said on Wednesday they're investigating a network they think orchestrated the bombing, and the suspected perpetrator's father and brother were arrested in Tripoli. (more...)
At least 80 killed, hundreds wounded after bomb explodes in Kabul, Afghanistan
- June 01, 2017

The BBC said one of its drivers, an Afghan, was killed driving journalists to work. The neighbourhood is considered Kabul's safest area, with foreign embassies protected by dozens of 10-foot-high blast walls and government offices, guarded by police and national security forces. (more...)
Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90
- June 01, 2017

Over a third of the country is outside government control. Ismail Kawasi, spokesman for the public health ministry, says that the number of the wounded now stands at 350. It hit about 400 yards from the German Embassy, and was in a water delivery truck, according to journalist Jennifer Glasse. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regularly scheduled media briefing on Wednesday that all embassy staff members were "safe and sound" and that there had been no ... (more...)
Russian Federation probe looms over Trump's global and domestic agenda
- June 01, 2017

The White House said the memo is not an accurate portrayal of the conversation between Mr Comey and the President. Other potential staff changes could be in the works, according to Axios, including fewer on-camera news briefings by Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn is getting sassy AF with Theresa May on Twitter Jeremy Corbyn is getting sassy AF with Theresa May on Twitter
- June 01, 2017

The Daily Telegraph newspaper's rolling average of the last eight polls put the Conservatives on 44 per cent, Labour on 36 per cent, the centrist Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent and the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) on 5 per cent. She can not be bothered. May's performance on Monday's live television questioning was widely seen as weak and she has declined subsequent debates. (more...)