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Author: 0 MAS: "MH128 had not at any point been hijacked"

Kuala Lumpur-bound Flight MH128 departed Melbourne at 11:11pm (1311 GMT) on Wednesday but turned back shortly afterwards when a man allegedly threatened those on board, Australian police said. Mr Leoncelli, a former professional Australian Rules football player, said it had two antennae and what appeared to be a smartphone input. The plane returned to the airport about 30 minutes after takeoff.

Global Many firms pursuing Carbon dioxide reduction despite withdrawal from Paris accord
Author: 0 Many firms pursuing Carbon dioxide reduction despite withdrawal from Paris accord

Leaders of California, Washington and other states said Thursday they will work to fill the worldwide leadership vacuum created by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement . As incoming COP President, I reaffirm that I will do everything possible to continue to forge a grand coalition that will accelerate the momentum that has continued since the Paris Agreement , embracing governments, civil society, the private sector and millions of ...

Global Resorts World Manila on lockdown following sounds of gunfire, explosions
Author: 0 Resorts World Manila on lockdown following sounds of gunfire, explosions

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan, reporting from southern Philippines , cautioned that the group has a history of claiming responsibility for incidents, which later turned out to be unrelated local crimes. "He's dead. He was killed by our troops", Dela Rosa had told the GMA television network. The police chief confirmed his original statement to the AP that there is "no concrete evidence that the attack was terrorism " - despite President Trump's opening remarks while announcing the US ...

Global EU Praises Facebook and Google for 'Hate Speech' Crack Down
Author: 0 EU Praises Facebook and Google for 'Hate Speech' Crack Down

Twitter was also slightly slower than rivals Facebook and YouTube when it came to reviewing content. Efforts by social media companies to tackle hate speech online are working, analysis of the latest data appears to show. While the San Francisco company failed to meet the European standard, it has improved significantly from a study published late previous year, which found that it removed a mere 19 percent of hate speech when notified.

Author: 0 Liam Gallagher: 'I'd prefer to be in Oasis than go solo'

During the interview the subject of an Oasis reunion inevitable surfaced. But could it really happen? Liam, who has been feuding with his brother for years, said he was inspired to send a birthday tweet after the terror attack in Manchester .

Author: 0 Departure of communications aide could be first in Donald Trump shake-up

Reports continue to circle about other impending White House staff changes, and the briefing followed news Tuesday morning that communications director Michael Dubke had resigned . "The President was very direct in calling on the leaders of the region to drive out the terrorists and the extremists from their midst, and to isolate the Iranian regime that supports so much of this violence", Spicer said yesterday.

Global Philippine Casino Locked Down Amid Reports of Gunfire
Author: 0 Philippine Casino Locked Down Amid Reports of Gunfire

In Friday's attack, the gunman stole gambling chips, shot TV screens and set gambling tables ablaze by pouring gasoline on them at Resorts World Manila , dela Rosa said. The attack sent hundreds fleeing into the night and produced an immediate claim of terrorism from an Islamic State-affiliated operative, according to USA terror monitors.

Author: 0 James Comey to testify June 8 on Russia investigation

Comey will address the Senate panel in a public hearing next Thursday morning and will then follow with a closed-door hearing before the committee. Watch live in the player above. But it said the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party had "raised the interest" of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to both the Trump campaign and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Author: 0 Former FBI Director James Comey Set to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Why does the committee want Comey to testify? Mr Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has repeatedly questioned the U.S. Robert Mueller , who was Federal Bureau of Investigation director before Comey, is now overseeing the probe as a special counsel. While Comey's memos on those exchanges already have been reported on, Comey could offer more detail and context.

Author: 0 Disney CEO Bob Iger quits Trump advisory team as 'matter of principle'

The MIT programmer who wrote the report says the administration is citing an outdated version, taken out of context. If the USA does leave, he said, the Europe Union should seek ways to balance out the economic advantage that US companies might have from the absence of climate regulations.

Global 'Explosions and gunfire' heard at casino resort in Philippines
Author: 0 'Explosions and gunfire' heard at casino resort in Philippines

The gunman stuffed a backpack with casino chips before he fled but was found dead in an adjacent hotel early Friday. Additionally, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told The Associated Press that the attack involved a single gunman who was still at large and "there was no concrete evidence that the attack was terrorism ".

Global Severe storms drop hail, power lines
Author: 0 Severe storms drop hail, power lines

If clouds are stubborn and it does not reach the low/mid 70s on Wednesday afternoon, then there is a lower threat of any storms holding together as they move east into CT in the evening. from west to east. Heavy downpours and frequent lightning will also accompany these storms. The image below shows developing thunderstorms, and updates every 5 minutes.

Author: 0 Not even Elon Musk could sway Trump on the Paris Agreement

By looking to the past instead of the future, the US risks handing the advantage to China. Trump tweeted that he would announce his decision Thursday at 3 p.m.in the White House Rose Garden. The president has pledged to reverse decades of decline in coal mining, which now accounts for fewer than 75,000 U.S.jobs. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also warned Trump against exiting the Paris climate change deal - a treaty ratified by the United States past year - in a speech ...

Global Theresa May invokes post-Brexit trade with India to win votes
Author: 0 Theresa May invokes post-Brexit trade with India to win votes

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her main rival, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , focused on Brexit Thursday as campaigning for Britain's general election entered its final seven days. "Labour will take Britain's railways back into public control and put more money into people's pockets by capping fares". The elderly vote helped swing that referendum 52 to 48 percent in favor of Brexit .

Author: 0 Trump breaks campaign promise by not moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

During the PA President's first meeting with Trump at the White House May 3, Trump pressed Abbas to stop incitement and terrorism and to end the PA's policy of paying salaries to Palestinian terrorists and their families. The last waiver was signed by former President Barack Obama six months ago. "They will be watching what the president does very closely". Jerusalem's status is one of the most emotionally charged matters separating the Israelis and Palestinians.

Global 36 bodies found in Manila casino after attack
Author: 0 36 bodies found in Manila casino after attack

None of the bodies had gunshot wounds. US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States was closely monitoring what he described as a "terrorist" attack in Manila , while the police chief of the Philippines said the shooting incident at a gaming resort may have been a robbery.

Global Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Casino Complex in Manila
Author: 0 Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Casino Complex in Manila

He was later found dead in bed in one of the rooms on the fifth floor. All of the people who died suffocated from the smoke, Manila's Metropolitan Police chief said . Philippine police cordoned off the area near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Southern Police district chief superintendent Tomas Apolinario told Rappler in a phone interview that around 34 bodies were recovered, mostly on the second floor of Resorts World .

Author: 0 Jordan welcomes decision delaying embassy move

Jerusalem's status is one of the most emotionally charged matters separating the Israelis and Palestinians. Each side stakes claims to a city that plays a central role in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. But the news was welcomed by Palestinian officials as an "important positive step" that illustrated that the United States was serious about promoting peace.

Global 1 dead, 2 workers missing after explosion at Wisconsin mill
Author: 0 1 dead, 2 workers missing after explosion at Wisconsin mill

The explosion was reported at an ethanol plant in Cambria. One of the employees was killed in the blast, while two remain missing in the wake of the incident. OSHA ordered the mill to correct the problem by April 2011. Brothers John and Dow Didion began Didion Milling in 1972 and construction on the Cambria corn mill was completed in 1991, according to the website.

Global Dozens suffocated in gunman's attack on Philippine casino-hotel
Author: 0 Dozens suffocated in gunman's attack on Philippine casino-hotel

Meanwhile, as The Two-Way reported , the Philippine military has been battling ISIS-linked militants that seized parts of the southern city of Marawi last month. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Friday asked the public to stay calm and avoid spreading rumors about terrorism in the wake of the shooting and fire incident at Resorts World Manila .

Global Buchanan urges Trump to keep US in climate accord
Author: 0 Buchanan urges Trump to keep US in climate accord

White House aides have been divided on the question of staying or leaving the accord and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said. He added that he hoped that despite Trump's choice, state and local governments and businesses would jump in to help in the climate fight. Tillerson's former employer Exxon Mobil , along with dozens of other United States firms, have also been proponents of remaining in the agreement.

Author: 0 Armenia's Sargsyan congratulates Iran's Rouhani on victory

One of the most important elections of the past year pit a socially moderate, internationally minded reformer against a right-wing nationalist promising to restore economic opportunity to the downtrodden and traditional values to a nation in decline.

Author: 0 Ex-FBI director Comey to testify June 8 before Senate committee

The committee said on Thursday that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, fired by Donald Trump last month , would testify in an open session, which would be followed by a closed session. Senator Richard Burr , Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner , who is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced that Comey will testify before the Committee on June 8, 2017.

Global Gunshots, fire at Manila hotel and casino
Author: 0 Gunshots, fire at Manila hotel and casino

AT least 37 bodies, including that of a gunman, were found inside a Manila casino hotel that was set on fire by the attacker, the Philippine police said on Friday. The man did not shoot anyone but 53 people were reported injured in the stampede and from the smoke, while one security guard accidentally shot himself in a panic, Dela Rosa said.

Global Angela Merkel Seems To Have Had Enough
Author: 0 Angela Merkel Seems To Have Had Enough

That she has made the same remarks over the past few days a couple of times shows that she is convinced that with America under the leadership of Trump, the USA can no longer be counted on as a reliable partner. Modi suggested that India will adhere to the Paris climate accords, while Trump makes up his mind. The bilateral strains mean that the United States has, to some extent, lost the trust of one of Europe's most pro-American leaders.

Global Casino gunman not terrorist, could be foreigner
Author: 0 Casino gunman not terrorist, could be foreigner

Although multiple injuries have been reported, a lot of them occurred when guests of Resort World Manila rushed en masse to the exits to escape the melee. Dozens of police trucks and a handful of huge Special Action Force vans and armoured personnel carriers lined side streets near the hotel, casino and shopping mall complex as the drama unfolded.

Global Gunfire and explosions erupt at Philippine casino
Author: 0 Gunfire and explosions erupt at Philippine casino

People ran screaming out of Resorts World Manila , which is across a road from the Philippines' global airport, after the man fired what police chief Ronald dela Rosa said was an M4 assault rifle and set fire to a gambling table around midnight.

Global Trump quits Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay
Author: 0 Trump quits Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

In a phone call with the U.S. president shortly after his White House announcement, Mrs May stressed that the United Kingdom remained committed to the 2015 agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures caused by the use of carbon-based fuels.

Author: 0 Iran's Zarif Suggests US 'Milking' Saudis Of $480 Billion

Trump's signature phrase " radical Islamic terrorism " was not included in the speech, according to excerpts released in advance by the White House. Announcing a new center to combat the financing of terrorism, Trump emphasized the need for nations to collaborate to "honestly" confront "the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires".

Global Trump says 'big story' isn't Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump says 'big story' isn't Russian Federation probe

The subpoenas ask the agencies to provide details of any requests made by the three individuals to " unmask " the names of Trump's associates, congressional sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Trump, a Republican, has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign and has repeatedly questioned the USA intelligence finding that Putin led an operation that included computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election in his favour.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter Adviser, Dead at 89

At his new home, the young Brzezinski began learning Russian from a nearby farmer and was soon bitten by the foreign policy bug. Brzezinski was an advocate of arming Mujahideen fighters against the Afghan government, convincing Carter that it was going to " induce a Soviet military intervention " in Afghanistan.

Global Trump Pulls US From Climate Accord, Dismaying Allies
Author: 0 Trump Pulls US From Climate Accord, Dismaying Allies

Another option, said University of California, Berkeley climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, would be for Trump to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , the treaty on which the Paris accord was based, which would take only a year.

Author: 0 Conservative win would give United Kingdom strongest hand in Brexit talks — Reuters poll

SNP Westminster leader Mr Robertson said his party would hold the Tories to account on Brexit , welfare and protecting public services, and vowed to offer "a strong voice for Scotland" in Westminster. The prime minister is not here tonight. The i carries the headline "Ambush", saying that other parties targeted the Home Secretary on her party's campaign, while the Mirror opts for "Leaderless ..." "In the end though, I doubt it will make much difference - their combined support has ...

Author: 0 Top House Intel panel Democrat rebukes chairman over subpoenas

Those requests came in addition to subpoenas agreed upon by Schiff and Conaway, who is now leading the Russian Federation investigation. Republican Congressman Devin Nunes reportedly stated at a party function in April that Democrats were pushing the investigation into alleged Russian involvement into the 2016 election to excuse Hillary Clinton's loss at the polls.

Author: 0 Macron rules out renegotiating Paris deal

He helped broker the climate change agreement in 2015, and at the time, touted it as the "best chance we have" to save the planet. Pittsburgh's votes went mostly to Hillary Clinton. North Dakota's congressional delegation also said they would have rather seen a renegotiation of the deal rather than a full withdrawal. The US public is generally hostile to the idea of exiting an accord that committed its signatories to curbing carbon emissions, but it is largely Democrats who are opposed ...

Global United Kingdom police search property in Manchester attack investigation
Author: 0 United Kingdom police search property in Manchester attack investigation

LONDON (AP) - British police have asked the public to stay out of area in southern Manchester while a property is searched for clues about the concert bombing that killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others. "There remain a number of things that concern us about his behaviour prior to the attack and those of his associates which we need to get to the bottom of".

Author: 0 Ireland awaits announcement of new Taoiseach

He would also be Ireland's first leader of Asian descent and its first openly gay leader. Varadkar, so far, has received support from his Fine Gael colleagues at the Parliament. During that time, Varadkar reportedly came out publicly on Irish national radio. According to CNN , Varadakar entered Ireland's political scenario at 22.

Author: 0 Putin praises Trump as simple, direct

Focusing on enhancing cooperation in the energy sector, the St. Petersburg Declaration said, "The economies of India and Russian Federation complement each other in the energy sector". However, he compared hackers to artists, stating that "like artists who get up and paint all day, hackers spend their time attacking adversaries". He did say, however, that when speaking of Russian hackers to be aware of the fact that particular people could actually hail from Russia, Ukraine, Silicon ...

Author: 0 Trump has fairly unbelievable relationship with Merkel: WH

Later, Modi will call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. "The president is getting results and more countries are stepping up their burden-sharing". Merkel's temperament is the polar opposite of Trump's. According to the Military Times, the Pentagon has about 65,000 troops assigned to the U.S.

Global LG Pay launched: Features, Supported devices and more
Author: 0 LG Pay launched: Features, Supported devices and more

With LG Pay, LG became the fourth OEM to launch its own payment tool after Apple, Samsung, and Google . The company says that it also plans on bringing the service to other smartphones at a later date. However, they'll be required to scan their fingerprints before each transaction. As of now, LG's mobile payment service has been made available for South Korean users only.

Author: 0 Philippine military air strike 'accidently' kills 10 soldiers

On May 23, a firefight between the government forces and the Maute terror group ensued as troops launched an operation to neutralize terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon . The unrest has boosted fears that the Islamic State group's violent ideology is gaining a foothold in the country's restive southern islands, where Muslim separatist rebellions have raged for almost half a century.

Global Gunman storms Philippine casino, police suspect robbery
Author: 0 Gunman storms Philippine casino, police suspect robbery

In Friday's attack, the gunman stole gambling chips, shot TV screens and set gambling tables ablaze by pouring gasoline on them at Resorts World Manila, dela Rosa said . According to Dela Rosa, a single gunman wielding an assault rifle entered the gaming area, fired shots that were not directed at individuals in the room, and set gambling tables on fire with gasoline.

Author: 0 US Jewish groups condemn Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

GE CEO Jeff Immelt said he was "disappointed" with the decision: " Climate change is real". The three states represent more than 20 percent of USA gross domestic product. While the speech on the White House lawn was still happening Thursday, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk , who said a day earlier that he would depart President Donald Trump's advisory councils if the US backed out of the Paris Agreement to curb greenhouse emissions, made good on his word.

Author: 0 Saskatchewan concerned as Trump pulls out of Paris Accord

The reactions from across the business world - including oil producers, the tech sector and finance - stood apart from Trump's portrayal of the decision as a needed corrective to rules that could stymie commerce. But in bucking that broad public opinion, Trump is playing to his base. "Instead of government mandates that could increase energy costs, the world should embrace our nation's energy renaissance that has lowered costs for consumers, benefitted American workers and improved the ...

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