‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

… lights are on … Now we see you on camera about once a week. Is that a new normal that we would expect? the second journalist asked. Then Acosta hammered Spicer again: Why are the cameras off, Sean? Can you just give us an answer to that? Can you tell us why you turned the cameras off? Its a legitimate question. You are a taxpayer-funded spokesman for the United States government. Can you at least give us an explanation for why the cameras are off? Then Trey Yingst, a White House …

Read More >>

Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

June 27, 2017

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between us President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media …

Read More >>

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… burn her books. One response read: “Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think.” Twenty years on from that first book, it looks like no-one’s going to be saying “Avada Kedavra” to Harry Potter anytime soon. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From …

Read More >>

California family buries man wrongfully ID’d as son

June 26, 2017

(CNN)On May 12, Frank Kerrigan buried his son in a plot next to his late wife in California. About two weeks later, Kerrigan received a phone call and a voice he wasn’t expecting. Kerrigan’s oldest child — who is homeless and mentally ill — had visited the home of a family friend,a pallbearer at the funeral. …

Read More >>

Victim of a hate crime? Now there’s an app for that

June 26, 2017

(CNN)If you are the victim of a hate crime, what would you do? Who would you call? What are the laws in your city or state that could protect you? The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a new civil rights app this week called “Making Democracy Work for Everyone.” It allows users to quickly report bias incidents they experience, “an important feature during a period of increased hate incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups,” says a …

Read More >>

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… the real Moby Dick What orcas teach us about the menopause Lost whaling station at the end of the world They go from what is essentially just a ball of cells that’s perhaps only a few weeks old, all the way through to a specimen that appears to be a perfect humpback in miniature. This larger foetus, about half a metre in length, is probably seven to eight months into the gestation period. It has everything you would expect to see in a humpback, including those long, tell-tale …

Read More >>

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… We’re so used to this now, it’s 10 times. Image copyright Jen Bickel Image caption Jen Bickel (r) and her husband Andrew on their wedding day 10 years ago We left it a couple of months and started trying again but it took us 18 months to get pregnant. We thought everything was fine the second time but at about 11 weeks, just before my three-month scan, I started to bleed. We went to the hospital and they could see that the sack had continued growing but the embryo had …

Read More >>

‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… affect your life and your children’s.” Gilli’s family had an overwhelming response to their decision to donate Niamh’s eyes. “A lot of people got in touch with us,” says Gilli. “We have this cultural idea that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so it’s common for organ donors to write on their cards that they don’t want their eyes to be taken. “Many people wrote to us to say they had changed their minds about that after hearing …

Read More >>

Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

June 24, 2017

The number of citizens of the other 27 EU countries living in the UK in 2015 was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to be around 3.2 million. Polish citizens topped the list with 916,000 – more than any other nationality. In 2001, there were only 38,000 Polish nationals living in the UK. Read more from Reality Check Follow us on Twitter More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsZero Cost Income Formula Downsell – Resell Rights Grab this Zero Cost …

Read More >>

What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 23, 2017

… upon his return to the us. In a news conference last week, they disputed the North Korean regime’s claims that Warmbier had contracted botulism and slipped into a vegetative state after taking a sleeping pill. Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of UC Health’s Neurocritical Care Program, said Warmbier’s MRI scan showed “extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain” but no evidence of a skull fracture. “We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of …

Read More >>

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

Read More >>

Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

… not statistically significant. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. But Cushman also thinks there may be room to expand the scope of questions on the annual surveys. “Very often, when we look at reports like this, we get focused on the clinical details around pregnancy prevention and STD prevention. And those are certainly important topics,” she said. “But when we work with actual teens, what they often remind us of …

Read More >>

Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

Read More >>

North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

(CNN)North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by us authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday. KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that us authorities behaved like “gangsters.” “According to the us State Department, the North Korean citizens were not accredited members of North Korea’s …

Read More >>

US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

(CNN)It’s the longest course in us Open history and was said to favor the big hitters but Erin Hills claimed the scalps of the three best players in the world Friday. The quartet largely avoided the deep fescue and took advantage of rain-softened greens to push the leading score to seven under as golf’s top trio fell the wrong side of the cut, which came at one over. Johnson, who defied controversy to win his maiden major at Oakmont 12 months ago, was teetering on …

Read More >>

Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… supports involves modernization and revitalization, suggesting it would back changes to the agreement removing remaining barriers to trade, particularly in areas of the economy that did not yet exist when NAFTA was brokered. It works very well for us right now. You can always strengthen an agreement, said Chip Bowling, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association in remarks before Ross spoke. Bringing NAFTA up to speed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created …

Read More >>

Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

… troop numbers. In his testimony, Mattis also said the Taliban were surging in the country, according to Reuters. All I can tell you is that, unless we get a strategy from you, youre going to get a strategy from us, McCain told Mattis during the hearing, according to media accounts. We want a strategy. I dont think thats a hell of a lot to ask. Earlier this year, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told Congress he needed a few thousand additional troops to overcome …

Read More >>

Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they’ve been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by us immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he’ll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit’s petitioners are Christian, the other two — including Al Dilami — are Shiite Muslims. The ACLU argues in the complaint that it is illegal to deport the …

Read More >>

Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… media agency, Amaq, reported on 8 June that the two Chinese nationals who had been taken hostage in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on 24 May were executed. The reported execution of the Chinese nationals in Pakistan is the latest instance of ISIS’ targeting of China, which is home to more than 20 million Muslims, including Uyghurs in the far western province of Xinjiang. In 2014 ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, explicitly equated China with Israel, India and the us as an …

Read More >>

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… across as ill-at-ease on the TV sofa. Like Hillary Clinton in last year’s us elections, she was not a natural on the campaign trail either. As Daily Mail sketch writer Quentin Letts pointed out at one event, she tended to look a bit miserable, or as he put it, a “glumbucket’. Mr Corbyn, on the other hand, looked like he was enjoying himself. At the end of the campaign, Mrs May had to rely on Boris Johnson, a natural political showman, to whip up the crowds. 8) Negativity and …

Read More >>

Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… China (ROC) — was forced to withdraw from the United Nations after the General Assembly passed a motion recognizing the People’s Republic of China as the only lawful representative of China to the UN. Many other countries followed suit, including the United States, which switched diplomatic recognition to the PRC in 1979 but has maintained unofficial ties with Taiwan, an important ally in the region. us President Donald Trump set off a diplomatic firestorm before his inauguration by …

Read More >>

Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… Korea.” “I’m sorry for what’s going on in North Korea, the certain situations,” Rodman told CNN after returning from Pyongyang in 2014, but he didn’t specify what exactly those “situations” were and wasn’t contrite about the visit itself. That trip generated a string of negative headlines and an outburst from Rodman during the CNN interview. He was heavily criticized in the us for not bringing up the case of Kenneth Bae, an …

Read More >>

Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… Moon’s circle for improved North-South relations, Pyongyang said it wouldn’t allow the visit due to new UN sanctions against it that South Korea supported. Moon has also struggled to patch up things with China, which was angered when Moon’s predecessor approved the deployment of a us missile defense system in South Korea. Further roll-out of the THAAD system has been delayed by Moon’s administration pending an environmental assessment. Even South Korean-Japanese …

Read More >>