Rare black leopard spotted in Kenya -- a first in Africa since 1909

His dream was to capture one of the rarest of African big cats - the mythical black leopard. Melanism is the opposite of albinism: it's when a gene is selected that causes a surplus of pigment instead of its absence, resulting in a black-on-black f... More..

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NYPD officer killed, another wounded responding to robbery
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NYPD officer killed, another wounded responding to robbery

O'Neill said that Simonsen was likely killed by friendly fire. Two suspects, whose names have not been released, were apprehended after the shooting. Mayor de Blasio echoed the police commissioner's statement...More..

Kim summit a chance to showcase Vietnam’s development model: PM
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kim summit a chance to showcase Vietnam’s development model: PM

Mr Rogers said the two Koreas would have "a great future" when South Korea's capital, management and capabilities meet the natural resources and cheap, educated labour in the North. 7 - There are only two wee...More..

Woman poisoned husband to be with killer inmate: cops
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Woman poisoned husband to be with killer inmate: cops

Emergency responders answering a 911 call of a house fire found Joshua's body inside the master bedroom on December 11, 2018. Investigators determined that the fire was deliberately set and Joshua Murray wa...More..

USA warships again challenge Beijing's claims in South China Sea
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

USA warships again challenge Beijing's claims in South China Sea

He noted "that is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe". Two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers - the USS Spruance and the USS Preble - conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation ...More..

Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record

A few of the Green New Deal's provisions include: "upgrading all existing buildings", "overhauling transportation systems" to reduce carbon emissions, and getting to a point where air travel stops become un...More..

Australia's Lower House Passes Asylum Bill in Historic Defeat for Government
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Australia's Lower House Passes Asylum Bill in Historic Defeat for Government

Scott Morrison is significantly ramping up border security patrols and reopening Christmas Island to guard against a feared influx of asylum-seeker boats. However, Mr Morrison argued people smugglers did not...More..

Toronto police identify woman who threw chair off balcony onto Gardiner
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Toronto police identify woman who threw chair off balcony onto Gardiner

On Monday, a video began circulating on social media that appears to show a woman dressed in black trousers, a black leather coat and black high heels tossing the chair over the balcony which is several storeys...More..

California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs

Newsom's speech also detailed his ambitious policy goals for the state. The State of the State will also give Newsom a chance to outline his vision for California. But other Republicans scorned the governor f...More..

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announces run for McCain Senate seat in Arizona
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly announces run for McCain Senate seat in Arizona

Kelly and Giffords have since been vocal advocates for gun control. The seat will be up for a special election in 2020. Giffords played a prominent role in the four-minute video Tuesday launching Kelly's ca...More..

New Zealand wildfire: Thousands of people evacuated near Nelson
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Zealand wildfire: Thousands of people evacuated near Nelson

The Pigeon Valley fire covers 2,300 ha (5,700 acres) with a 25 km (15 mile) perimeter, NZ Civil Defence said in a statement on its website. The regional police commander, Zane Hooper, confirmed they had succe...More..

Australia signs $50bn submarine contract with France, ends 2-year squabble
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Australia signs $50bn submarine contract with France, ends 2-year squabble

It will see the delivery of 12 regionally superior submarines to Australia , and the delivery of new technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities to Australia - introducing the next phase of Australian...More..

Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be A Free Person’ In 2020
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Elizabeth Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be A Free Person’ In 2020

The moment marked a notable shift for Warren, who has been reluctant to take on Trump directly by name since she announced her exploratory campaign on New Year's Eve . "In fact, he may not even be a free per...More..

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

The U.S. sees those as key to countering Russian and Chinese efforts to pull Hungary and other countries in the region away from the West and sow division in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organis...More..

Joaquin
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Found Guilty On All Counts

The kingpin will be sentenced on a 10-count indictment (guilty on all 10 counts), for various charges, including running a continuing criminal enterprise, firearms possession, murder conspiracy, and the importa...More..

Newspaper Carrier Finds ‘Hours-Old’ Infant in Middle of Central California Road
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Newspaper Carrier Finds ‘Hours-Old’ Infant in Middle of Central California Road

Aurelio Fuentes Jr., from Madera County in California , was several hours into his shift when the 21-year-old saw "a bright white thing laying on the road", U.S. The baby was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Ca...More..

by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Russian Federation plans to disconnect from the internet

In addition to being able to disconnect from the broader Internet, the proposed law also requires ISPs to install equipment to reroute all Russian traffic through the Roskomnazor , the government body that is ...More..

Trudeau 'welcomes' ethics commissioner probe in SNC case
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trudeau 'welcomes' ethics commissioner probe in SNC case

Monday, he said in Vancouver that he'd told Wilson-Raybould that any decision on the subject was hers alone. "That is a really big question for SNC-Lavalin and for the government of Canada". He also added tha...More..

5 members of Texas family, including infant, fatally shot
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

5 members of Texas family, including infant, fatally shot

Five victims died at the home. Lyons says a firearm was recovered from the house about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects are being sought. "Detectives from the Sheriff's Office are investigat...More..

Lebanon urges Iranian help to return Syrian refugees
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lebanon urges Iranian help to return Syrian refugees

The conference is widely seen as aimed at isolating Iran , which was not invited. Senior US officials recently said that the global conference due to be held in Warsaw on February 13 and 14 will not have an ...More..

by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Apocalypse WARNING: Insect EXTINCTION could have serious threat to HUMAN survival

That soil is there because the earthworms, the woodlice and the other invertebrates are all making it happen. Given insects' importance for sustaining plant and animal life-by pollinating plants and serving a...More..

Pot smokers find tiger in abandoned home
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pot smokers find tiger in abandoned home

They called police on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. The garage had been secured with a screwdriver and nylon strap, according to the pol...More..

Trump supporter allegedly attacks cameraman at El Paso rally
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trump supporter allegedly attacks cameraman at El Paso rally

The footage captured from Skeans' camera shows the shot focused on Trump before jolting away as he is pushed by a man. He is being restrained by a man in a black t-shirt - also wearing a red hat - as he shout...More..

Outside the Nest: Protesters gather in Madrid, call for election
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Outside the Nest: Protesters gather in Madrid, call for election

Many in the crowd assembled in Madrid's Plaza de Colon waved the national flag and chanted slogans in support of Spain's security forces along with calling for the Socialist prime minister's resignation. The ra...More..

Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China

New Zealand news website Stuff claimed to have spoken to multiple sources saying the turnback was down to a "reference to Taiwan which China took to be an acknowledgement that the island was independent". On ...More..

Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

The march culminated at Azadi Square, where President Rouhani addressed the crowd. The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution's victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is know...More..

Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze

Local media reports said the woman and the child died as they tried to escape by jumping from a window. A call about the fire was received at 4:35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior office...More..

Theresa May's newest Brexit plan to be revealed a day early
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Theresa May's newest Brexit plan to be revealed a day early

Senior Tories have warned Labour's plans for a customs union with the EU are a "dangerous delusion", after Theresa May offered fresh Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn . It also follows an exchange of letters b...More..

Tensions between Morocco, Saudi Arabia escalates over Yemen, Western Sahara
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tensions between Morocco, Saudi Arabia escalates over Yemen, Western Sahara

Ambassador Mustapha Mansouri confirmed on Friday the recall to Morocco's Le360, the pro-establishment news website said. Another Moroccan government official said the ambassador was recalled after a Saudi...More..

by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Teenager with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated on his 18th birthday

The teen chose to do some research and presented new information to his mother, Jill wheeler, to try and change her mind, including a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that debunked the a...More..