Friday, September 25, 2020

Trump Ushered From Briefing After Shots Fired Near White House

Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north...

Several German health offices hit by bomb threats

Several bomb threats were made against health authorities across Germany overnight, police said Saturday, although searches have so far not turned up any suspicious items. The offices of the local health authority in Olpe in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia had to be temporarily evacuated late Friday after receiving such a threat. The all-clear was...

Lebanon Gives Investigating Committee Four Days To Find Culprits

The government of Lebanon has given an “investigative committee” four days to determine responsibility for the devastating explosion in Beirut port on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe told French radio Thursday. “This morning, a decision was taken to create an investigative committee which in four days maximum must provide a detailed report on responsibility —...

Beirut Blasts: Lebanese Defense Council Reveals Likely Cause

The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council has met over Tuesday’s massive blasts that occurred in the port of Beirut. The council stated it might have been the consequence of maintenance work at the site. President Donald Trump said United States Generals told him that the cause was a “bomb of some kind”. But Lebanese security service explained that the...

Pakistan: 14-Year Old Christian Girl Abducted At Gunpoint Fights For Her Freedom

A 14-year-old Christian girl who was abducted at gunpoint during the COVID-19 lockdown and forced to convert to Islam has been allowed by a court to leave her captor's home and stay at a women’s shelter until her case is heard by the Lahore High Court next week. The family of Catholic teenager Maira Shahbaz,...

Two Huge Explosions Rock Lebanese Capital, Beiru

Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital’s port on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky. Video footage of the second blast showed an enormous orange fireball that dwarfed nearby buildings and sent a devastating tornado-like shockwave ripping through the city. “We heard an explosion,...

SpaceX Brings NASA Astronauts Safely Home In Milestone Mission

America’s first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission, carried out jointly by NASA and the private company SpaceX, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to...

Indian Kashmir Under Curfew Ahead Of ‘Black Day’ Anniversary

Thousands of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed direct rule last August 5, promising peace and prosperity after three decades of violence...

Trump Gives TikTok 6 Weeks To Sell Itself To US Company

US President Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would be “out of business” otherwise, and that the government wanted a financial benefit from the deal. “It’s got to be an American company… it’s got to be owned here,” Trump...

TikTok Lovers Rage Against Trump Threat Of US Ban

A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video-sharing app. The “Trump Freestyle” post-Monday by @maya2960 quickly racked up more than a million views and 500,000 “likes” on the popular platform owned by China-based ByteDance. “Didn’t think this through, little Donny, did you?...

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