Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Latest news
Home » Global Media

Global Media

Steve Scalise shot in hip in Virginia park

They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. A local resident who posted a video of the scene after the shooting said, "There were probably about 80 to 100 shots fired over there". Read More »

Chouhan gives a healing touch to slain farmers' kin

perth_map

The state government had yesterday sanctioned financial aid of Rs 1 crore for the families of each of the six deceased killed during the peasants' stir. Wondering whether Madhya Pradesh has ceded from the Union of India , the note, pointing towards how the police and the civil administration have been keeping "strong surveillance" over farmers, says, the team was "illegally stopped from visiting Mandsaur and arrested", despite the fact that those who formed part of it - Medha Patkar, ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Tuesday's hearing follows on the heels of former FBI Director James B. Comey's dramatic testimony before the same committee last week, when he raised intrigue by telling lawmakers that FBI officials had expected Mr. Sessions adds that he has no knowledge of "any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign". "Why don't you tell me?" Sessions continued to insist that he could both recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation investigation and support the dismissal of ... Read More »

London tower block blaze causes 'number of fatalities'

perth_map

Police earlier said they had been evacuating people from the building, and that a number of people were being treated for a wide range of injuries. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Twitter that a major incident had been declared. "Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this truly shocking fire at Grenfell Tower ". Some of the residents were telling me that the police were telling them to go back into the homes and just put blankets and towels at the bottom of the door - some did ... Read More »

London fire could delay deal between May's Conservatives and DUP

perth_map

Media reports suggested an agreement could be delayed into next week, but the spokesman said: "I certainly have heard nothing on this side to indicate that". That border will become an external European Union border after Brexit and there have been growing fears that any border controls would have a serious economic impact on both Northern Ireland and the Republic. Read More »

Keller @ Large: Sessions Passes On Comey-Bashing

perth_map

When asked about his conversations with President Donald Trump about plans to fire former FBI Director James Comey or other matters, Sessions said he could not talk about them because of a Justice Department policy that protected private conversations between its officials and the president. Read More »

US House postpones most work in wake of baseball field shooting

What was remembered was our shared condemnation of violence against our elected officials and our shared love of heroes, such as the Capitol Hill police who responded to the shooting at a ball field in Alexandria, Va., just outside D.C. DeSantis, who represents Florida's 6th Congressional District, says he had a "very strange" encounter in the parking lot with someone who wanted to know if they were "Republicans" or "Democrats" playing baseball. Read More »

London tower fire: What do we know?

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the fire is "unprecedented". "We can confirm six fatalities at this time following the fire in North Kensington", London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement . I didn't find it. Paul Munakr, who lives on the seventh floor, managed to escape. She added the cause of the fire is unknown. Several dozen dazed survivors gathered at the nearby Portobello Rugby Center. Read More »

London fire: Several dead, 50 taken to hospital

Flames tore up the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, leaving people trapped on upper floors, some holding babies from windows and others jumping from their flats. "There were kids screaming up at windows, smashing windows, explosions going off, I've never seen anything like it". Firefighters rescued "large numbers", but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "a lot" of people were unaccounted for. Read More »

North Korea blasts Trump for withdrawing from Paris Climate Agreement

Another bill establishes a "Carbon Farming Task Force", which will evaluate agriculture and aquaculture practices for improved soil health and carbon sequestration. It's not exactly news that North Korea is upset with the United States. "Canada shows, the United States, Europe, Japan show it is possible for us to overcome our fears and to reach across our divides". Read More »

Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

perth_map

Sinn Fein's newly-elected MPs Barry McElduff, Chris Hazzard, Elisha McCallion, Paul Maskey, Pearse Doharty TD, Michelle Gildernew, Mickey Brady and Francie Molloy during a press conference in Westminster, central London. Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson, who flew to Belfast for talks with the DUP at the weekend, took the lead for the Conservatives. The reports came as senior Tory figures warned the Prime Minister against entering into a formal alliance with the Northern Irish party, claiming ... Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Shot at Congressional Baseball Event

perth_map

The annual Congressional Baseball Game is a charitable event held every year, pitting Republicans and Democrats against each other. Scalise's office said the Louisiana congressman was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. "One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle", Brooks said. Around 50 shots were fired by the gunman. Read More »

Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

I could hear the screaming. He said he saw people jumping from the building. Grenfell Tower in north Kensington was completed in 1974 in the brutalist style of the era, comprising 120 flats over 24 storeys. Another witness told the BBC that nobody would have been able to escape above the third floor. Then-housing minister Gavin Barwell committed past year to review part B of the Building Regulations 2010, which pertains to fire safety, but the review was delayed, according to trade ... Read More »

Comey Firing Could be Part of Special Counsel Investigation, Rosenstein Says

perth_map

That would be the only explanation for firing Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. "You have my assurance that we are faithfully going to follow that regulation, and Director Mueller is going to have the independence he needs". Dianne Feinstein told Rosenstein that she believes it would be "catastrophic" if special counsel Robert Mueller were fired on the orders of President Donald Trump . Read More »

6 killed as huge fire engulfs residential tower in London

Other witnesses said the fire spread rapidly up the building, with some suggesting it was fuelled by gas. "If I'd fallen asleep, we would have all been dead". Describing the scene, Mr Chowdhry said: "Locals heard screams and shouts for help and some even reported people jumping from windows". "I only had my boxer shorts on so I grabbed my dressing gown and told my daughter to get under it, and then I ran outside". Read More »

Warriors Say They Haven't Made Decision on Visiting Donald Trump White House

Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years. Now, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr , star point guard Stephen Curry and other players have been openly critical of President Donald Trump , so on the surface, the reports made some sense. Read More »

Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russia appalling

perth_map

A series of Washington power-players had pushed back Tuesday against the idea of firing Mueller. The committee can also work with the Trump administration to come up with a solution. Sessions' legal rationale for his silence was muddled, at best, and deliberate interference at worst, something Democrats accused him of. "You said you would solemnly swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth", Heinrich told Sessions. Read More »

MI woman kicked out of mall over outfit lights up social media

perth_map

I felt so embarrassed I nearly cried. "I've never had anyone complain about the way I dress or say that it was wrong somehow, so I didn't really know what to do". Woodland Mall issued the following statement to MLive about the incident. As Pewee noted in a second Facebook post shared later on Saturday, the code has no policy stating expectations for length of shorts. Read More »

Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match

This was the 30 year-old Scot close to his smartest and toughest, and he was left awaiting the victor between giant American John Isner and 21 year-old Russian Karen Khachanov , reckoned to be one of the game's best prospects. This was his first French Open since 2012 because of a series of operations on his left wrist. Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia won their matches on Saturday to put three French women into the fourth round of the French Open for the first time since 1994. Read More »

London fire: Baby thrown from tenth floor, caught safely

At least six people were killed in a massive blaze that engulfed a London tower block on Wednesday, raising serious questions about fire safety in Britain's housing blocks. The 28-year-old Penangite who works with a pharmaceutical firm and has been living in London for the past four years declined to name the friend. Read More »

Americans trust Comey more than Trump by a almost 2:1 margin

perth_map

Senator Dick Durbin said it was not only a bad day for President Trump, but for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Comey appeared not to trust with information. "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey said. Comey's testimony underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. He also said he did not ask Comey to drop the FBI investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and possible ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

'Deeply Saddened' By Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

Scalise and the two police officers are reportedly in stable condition. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. At least 50-60 shots were fired over a duration of 10 minutes. "He had a lot of ammo". "It is not a secret that we're practicing over here", Brooks said about the early morning practice. Read More »

At least six dead in burning London tower

London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared the fire a "major incident". "He obviously couldn't find an escape route and he couldn't leave", she said . Many were awake at the time the fire broke out having their early morning meal before beginning the daily fast for the holy month of Ramzan. Read More »

May apologizes to own MPs for election 'mess'

perth_map

Mrs May called the general election claiming rival parties were trying to sabotage her Brexit plans and promised to be a "bloody hard woman" during talks. The Tory manifesto vowed to withdraw Britain from the single market and the customs union, so that we can end free immigration and quit the EU court. Read More »