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Disciplinary hearing for detective charged with insubordination in Bruce McArthur case begins Disciplinary hearing for detective charged with insubordination in Bruce McArthur case begins
- February 08, 2019

Police arrested McArthur in January 2018. Victims' families and friends also read statements, remembering their lost loved ones. Insp. Hank Idsinga - who spearheaded the McArthur probe - said he came across some "concerning" information while reviewing two previous investigations into five missing men from the Gay Village. (more...)
France recalls ambassador to Italy over ‘baseless and repeated’ political attacks France recalls ambassador to Italy over ‘baseless and repeated’ political attacks
- February 08, 2019

Can France's leader-less "yellow vests" become a true political force? Macron offered no immediate response to Di Maio . The "gilets jaunes" protests against fuel tax hikes began last November, saying the measure hurt those who live in remote areas of France and depend on cars. (more...)
Whitaker Confirmed to Appear before Panel as Scheduled Whitaker Confirmed to Appear before Panel as Scheduled
- February 08, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Thursday he will not appear before Congress unless a House committee drops its threat of a subpoena for his testimony. Whitaker last week told reporters that Mueller's probe was "close to being completed". "A subpoena should only follow a breakdown of the accommodation process and as a last resort against persons seeking to frustrate legitimate oversight on this committee", said Rep. (more...)
Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate
- February 08, 2019

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the man who led the coup against a pro-Thaksin administration in 2014, is still running as a prime ministerial candidate, so Princess Ubolratana will at least face some kind of contest in parliament after the election. (more...)
Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA pledges money in bid for footballer's return Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA pledges money in bid for footballer's return
- February 08, 2019

The Twitter hashtags #BoycottThailand and #SaveHakeem were trending on Tuesday as Thai prosecutors appealed for the extradition of Araibi, according to local daily Bangkok Post. The Foreign Ministry's statement seems to contradict an earlier claim by Thai Immigration chief Police Lieutenant General Surachet Hakparn that Bahrain knew of al-Araibi's travel plans prior to his arrival. (more...)
At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump opposes abortion, supports religious liberty At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump opposes abortion, supports religious liberty
- February 08, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in attendance at Thursday's breakfast, among others. Two days after calling in his State of the Union address for legislation to end late-term abortions, Trump declared, "We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life". (more...)
Veterinarians save cat found caked with snow Veterinarians save cat found caked with snow
- February 08, 2019

The cat named Fluffy was found almost frozen and unresponsive in the hard ice of a snow bank who temperature in Kalispell , Montana was only 10 degrees last Thursday. "Excellent save! So glad the veterinarians and technicians and the owner worked hard to save this cat", said one commenter. The lucky escape serves as a warning to pet owners who allow their pets outside in freezing cold winter temperatures. (more...)
United Nations expert finds Saudi officials 'perpetrated' Khashoggi murder United Nations expert finds Saudi officials 'perpetrated' Khashoggi murder
- February 08, 2019

She said her team was given access to " chilling and gruesome audio material obtained and retained by the Turkish Intelligence agency" and her assessment was based on evidence collected so far in Turkey , where she is leading an independent probe into the murder. (more...)
Dollar firm as traders eye Trump's State of the Union address Dollar firm as traders eye Trump's State of the Union address
- February 07, 2019

Democrats call the wall a waste of money and ineffective. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said Tuesday morning that the theme of Trump's address will be a call to unity and for action by Congress. Trump's address amounted to an opening argument for his re-election campaign. One bright spot for the president has been the economy, which has added jobs for 100 straight months. (more...)
Emojis coming to iOS will be more inclusive Emojis coming to iOS will be more inclusive
- February 07, 2019

Some of the more obscure emojis to make the cut for 2019 include falafel, waffle, a band-aid, and ballet shoes. The victor, though, has to be the waffle topped with a flawless little knob of butter. Manufacturers and messaging platforms are now able to begin work on their versions of these emojis ahead of the official March release , but some companies (ahem, Samsung) are known for slow emoji rollouts. (more...)
Uganda 'unveils' new tourist product - curvy, sexy women Uganda 'unveils' new tourist product - curvy, sexy women
- February 07, 2019

It is fair to say that preferences vary but in Uganda , State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda noted that a beauty pageant dubbed " Miss Curvy Uganda " had been launched and would be used to promote tourism in the East African country. (more...)
Briton held hostage by Daesh since 2012 ‘alive’ Briton held hostage by Daesh since 2012 ‘alive’
- February 07, 2019

Cantlie's skills as a journalist have been exploited by IS in an attempt to give credibility to their propaganda films, including a series titled Lend Me Your Ears. The ISIL group killed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff , and aid worker Peter Kassig, who were all U.S. citizens. Before Cantlie was taken captive, he was a worked as a war photographer, contributing to such publications as The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph . (more...)
Freezing rain, ice could make for hazardous Thursday morning commute
- February 07, 2019

The utility said more outages could occur later in the day. Toronto police also tell CP24 that they have responded to 30 collisions between 8 a.m. Temperatures are expected to fall well below freezing tonight, with overnight lows in the teens. A wintry mix is expected on Thursday before clearing skies start to arrive Thursday night into Friday and much colder air arrives for the end of the work week! "Although it looks like Mother Nature may have the upper hand sometimes we will get ... (more...)
Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee
- February 07, 2019

This is an image of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at an Inaugural Ball at Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. Among a series of Democratic contributions in 2016, Zuberi delivered $615,000 to Hillary Clinton's joint fundraising committee, Hillary Victory Fund and reportedly contributed between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. (more...)
Warren struggles to move past Native American heritage flap Warren struggles to move past Native American heritage flap
- February 07, 2019