Veterinarian who smuggled heroin in puppies sentenced to 6 years in prison

This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring. Elorez pled guilty in September and initially... More..

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United States in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections

Roughly 40 countries around the world have backed Guaido, who swore himself in as president in January. " Venezuela is not suffering the humanitarian crisis fabricated by Washington over the last four years ...More..

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abuse nuns
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abuse nuns

The magazine, Women Church World , noted that the scandal involves a corollary: nuns being forced to abort the priests' children or bear children that the priests refuse to recognize. "It's a path that we've b...More..

Assault Accusation and Blackface Scandal Entangle Top 3 Elected Officials
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Assault Accusation and Blackface Scandal Entangle Top 3 Elected Officials

On Saturday, Governor Ralph Northam held a disastrous press conference to address a horrifically racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook featuring a man in blackface sitting with a person in fu...More..

Yemeni Militias Receive Foreign Arms From UAE
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Yemeni Militias Receive Foreign Arms From UAE

Along with the US, Australia, China and South Africa have supplied the UAE with over $3.5 billion worth of arms since 2015. Saudi Arabia , and other countries within its coalition, allegedly gave fighters li...More..

Obaseki advocates zero tolerance, decisive action to end Female Genital Mutilation
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Obaseki advocates zero tolerance, decisive action to end Female Genital Mutilation

Everyone owns their own body and it is up to them to decide about it, the diplomat said, and called for redoubled action to end female genital mutilation . Genital mutilation violates their right to health, sa...More..

Republican Virginia Senate leader edited yearbook with blackface photos
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Republican Virginia Senate leader edited yearbook with blackface photos

A student poses in blackface in one photo, surrounded by other students in costumer, and another shows two students in blackface holding a football. Another photo features the description of a student being a "...More..

Dignitaries praise former Congressman John Dingell
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Dignitaries praise former Congressman John Dingell

He was and will remain the embodiment of what it means to be a Michigan Democrat: hard-working, selfless, and relentless in his pursuit to improve the lives of the everyday people who built our state and make i...More..

Drainage problems detected in collapsed Brazil dam
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Drainage problems detected in collapsed Brazil dam

The civil defense authority in Minas Gerais state said on Twitter that 122 victims had been identified while the number of missing dropped to 194 after a tailings dam burst at an iron ore mining complex near th...More..

Huawei says it could take 5 years to resolve hardware issues
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Huawei says it could take 5 years to resolve hardware issues

Merkel has said Germany needs guarantees that Huawei would not hand data to the Chinese state before it can take part in building fifth-generation networks that would link everything from vehicles to factories ...More..

Thai princess to contest election as prime ministerial candidate
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Thai princess to contest election as prime ministerial candidate

Traditionally the Thai royal family stays out of politics, so this is an unprecedented move. Ubolratana is also known as a long-time friend of the Shinawatra family, which has an influence on the March 24 el...More..

Police seize $1.29 billion drug haul bound for Australia
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Police seize $1.29 billion drug haul bound for Australia

Police said the raids stopped more than 17 million potential drug deals. The estimated street value of the meth was 1.29 billion AUD, or $911 million and was also the largest-ever shipment intended for Australi...More..

Trump's more measured on border security talks
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Trump's more measured on border security talks

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Donald Trump called attention to the latest caravan of migrants making its way toward the USA and accused Mexican cities without evidence of busing u...More..

For Putin, reality dampens appetite for arms race
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

For Putin, reality dampens appetite for arms race

Ryabkov said that the USA has shown "no readiness or desire" to engage in substantive talks on extending the pact that limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missil...More..

Freezing rain warning issued for Halifax area
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Freezing rain warning issued for Halifax area

The national weather agency states strong southwest winds will gust to 80 km/h, pushing in a cold front that will cause temperatures to plummet quickly. Ice buildup of 5 to 10 mm is possible during this freezin...More..

Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says United Nations expert
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Saudis 'seriously undermined' Turkey's Khashoggi inquiry, says United Nations expert

A United Nations rapporteur probing the murder in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Thursday the killing was "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. Mr Khashoggi was killed after enterin...More..

Man to sue parents for giving birth without his consent
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Man to sue parents for giving birth without his consent

The 27-year-old man, who can be seen in the video wearing a sunglass and a fake beard, appears quite confident while sharing his message to the world. "Procreation is the most narcissistic act on Earth". Samuel...More..

Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes 'Amazing' Recovery at Montana Animal Clinic
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes 'Amazing' Recovery at Montana Animal Clinic

Staff warmed the cat using towels, cage warmers and intravenous fluids. Fluffy the cat was dethawed after she was found buried in snow, her fur matted in ice. A normal temperature for a cat is around 100°-102...More..

House committee approves tentative subpoena for Whitaker, despite his agreement to testify
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

House committee approves tentative subpoena for Whitaker, despite his agreement to testify

Nadler wouldn't drop the threat of a subpoena but told Whitaker they could handle concerns over specific questions "on a case by case basis". "I think he's an outstanding person". The House Judiciary Committe...More..

Goalkeeper Joe Day runs off pitch after news of wife entering labour
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Goalkeeper Joe Day runs off pitch after news of wife entering labour

Excellent finish. Such a hard skill to connect with a moving ball that sweetly on such a drenched pitch. Last-16 ties will be played over the weekend of February 15 to 18, with Chelsea hosting Manchester Unit...More..

President Trump Ramps Up Focus on Abortion at National Prayer Breakfast
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

President Trump Ramps Up Focus on Abortion at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump said. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. One of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) daughters quipped that her mother's now-viral applause at President ...More..

UAE charges British man reportedly arrested for wearing Qatar football shirt
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

UAE charges British man reportedly arrested for wearing Qatar football shirt

Qatar ended up winning the tournament in a match that saw Emiratis throw shoes at players on the pitch, something deeply offensive in Arab culture. "Offenders could be imprisoned and subject to a substantial...More..

Storm Erik: Yellow warning issued for Friday
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Storm Erik: Yellow warning issued for Friday

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for the rest of the country, with gusts of up to 110km/h expected. Saturday will see the "strongest winds" lashing Northern England too, while coastal areas coul...More..

El Chapo Accused of Paedophilia, Poisoning Underage Girls With Drugs
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

El Chapo Accused of Paedophilia, Poisoning Underage Girls With Drugs

But Cifuentes, who lived with Guzman in 2007 and 2008, did not mention any of this in four days of testimony during the trial, which ended on Thursday after three months of hearings. The jury is set to begin de...More..

WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Fake or Abusive Accounts Each Month
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

WhatsApp Bans 2 Million Fake or Abusive Accounts Each Month

According to Woog, who served as the deputy assistant to the U.S. secretary of defence for communications, the proposed changes are not consistent with strong privacy protections that people across the world ar...More..

France recalls Italy ambassador after worst verbal onslaught 'since the war'
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

France recalls Italy ambassador after worst verbal onslaught 'since the war'

Tensions between Paris and Rome have escalated since June when the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and far-right League party came to power in Italy in a coalition government. He accused Italy of "cynic...More..

We Will Use Beautiful Curvy Women As Strategy To Promote Tourism
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

We Will Use Beautiful Curvy Women As Strategy To Promote Tourism

Part of the plan is to market Ugandan women in a beauty pageant, Miss Curvy Uganda , to be held in June. "We have naturally endowed, nice-looking women who are awesome to look at", Ugandan news site Daily M...More..

by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Freezing drizzle advisory in the GTA ahead of a warm-up

Experts say to drive slower if you experience slick road conditions. Although several school buses were cancelled in the Kingston region on Wednesday morning, several school boards in the area asked parents t...More..

230 new emojis have been approved for release
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

230 new emojis have been approved for release

There are always requests from Apple users as to how the company can improve and design more emojis . Plus, there's even some new exotic emojis , including a pink flamingo and a furry sloth. Why? Pus...More..

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Listed Race as ‘American Indian’ on Texas Bar Registration
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Listed Race as ‘American Indian’ on Texas Bar Registration

Warren took the test at the end of 2018. Her office didn't dispute its authenticity. Warren's longstanding assertions of having Native American heritage have dogged her political career and provided fodder f...More..