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U.N. seeks $234 million in aid for drought-hit Zimbabwe

The United Nations on Thursday launched an international appeal for aid for Zimbabwe following a drought that it expects to affect around a third of the population as crop yields plummet. Seasonal rains have been patchy at best, hitting the harvest of the staple maize crop and deepening an economic crisis marked by an acute... Continue Reading →

Thousands scramble as Thai Airways cancels flights over Pakistan

Thousands of travellers were left scrambling on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising tensions with India. Flights to and from London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen, Oslo, Frankfurt and Rome had been scheduled to fly over... Continue Reading →

First Facebook investigation to be completed by summer: Irish regulator

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Facebook's lead regulator in the European Union, expects to conclude the first of seven investigations into the company's use of personal data this summer and the remainder by the end of the year, its head said on Thursday. "We are looking at different aspects of the collection, the transparency and the... Continue Reading →

Double-amputee allegedly shoots doctor in neck inside Florida VA medical center

A doctor was shot in the neck by a double amputee patient Wednesday night at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center but managed to restrain the patient, according to reports. The doctor, who was not identified, was transferred to a local hospital for surgery and is reportedly in stable condition. Another employee was grazed... Continue Reading →

Virginia’s first lady under fire after handing out cotton to visiting students

The wife of embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is at the center of another potentially embarrassing moment for the state's Democratic leadership, after an African-American legislative page claimed she gave her and another black page a ball of cotton and asked, "Can you imagine being an enslaved person and having to pick this all In... Continue Reading →

Chilling video shows NYC gunman opening fire in broad daylight

A suspected gunman who opened fire in broad daylight on a street in New York Citylast week, sending residents running for their lives, is being sought by police. The New York City Police Department released surveillance video showing the suspected shooter firing what appears to be a revolver at a crowd walking on a sidewalk... Continue Reading →

Return of ‘Momo suicide challenge’ sparks fear among parents

The sick “Momo suicide challenge” continues to spread worldwide.Reports have emerged that children are seeing the viral challenge show up on Facebook or YouTube, and in some cases even in video games. The vile “Momo suicide game” has been garnering attention after it started spreading on WhatsApp, prompting police warnings. If players fail to complete... Continue Reading →

Reporter files complaint after comedian appears to lick him during TV hit

A Canadian reporter filed a police complaint Wednesday, claiming that a comedian licked him while he was reporting live on TV, according to a report. Chris Glover, of CBC Toronto, was covering a story at a Toronto comedy club Tuesday evening when a man – who was later identified as Boyd Banks – was seen... Continue Reading →

Mum ‘throws son, 5, off 20th floor then jumps to her death’ with no warning

A mother threw her five-year-old son off a 20th floor balcony before jumping to her own death, according to reports. Solange Virginia Matos, 37, was found in the bushes on the sixth floor and was pronounced dead at the scene in Miami. Her son Luciano was found by policeunresponsive on the terrace of the building... Continue Reading →

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