NYPD fires officer Panteleo who used chokehold in Eric Garner’s death

19 August 2019, 9:41 PM
The New York Police Department (NYPD)has fired the officer caught on video using an illegal chokehold to subdue Eric Garner just before he died in 2014.
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Red Cross says employee killed in Yemen 22 April 2018, 8:04 AM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday (April 21) one of its employees had been killed in a shooting in the Yemeni city of Taiz.

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India approves death sentence for child rapists 21 April 2018, 4:31 PM

India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage.

Australia cautiously welcomes North Korea’s announcement of an end to nuclear tests 21 April 2018, 11:57 AM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop cautiously welcomed North Korea's announcement of a halt in its nuclear and missile tests on Saturday (April 21), adding that Pyongyang needed to show verifiable steps to show it is genuine in abandoning its weapons programs.

Comey memos add to Trump legal woes 21 April 2018, 7:00 AM

Donald Trump lashed out Friday after memos of his meetings with the FBI’s then chief James Comey depicted the president as obsessed with the Russia probe and a smutty video allegedly showing him with two prostitutes. But the memos were just the latest twist in a week of awful headlines for Trump: from the release […]

UK PM May says will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants 20 April 2018, 7:55 PM

Britain will consider compensating members of the “Windrush generation” of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labelled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. Thousands of workers from the Caribbean were invited to Britain to plug labour shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, but some of their descendants have […]

Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head 20 April 2018, 3:44 PM

Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group.

North and South Korea open hotline between leaders 20 April 2018, 11:45 AM

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone.

Despite strikes, Syria’s Assad can still wage chemical attacks: US sources 20 April 2018, 6:07 AM

US assessments following the US, British and French missile strikes on Syria show they had only a limited impact on President Bashar al-Assad's ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks, US officials told Reuters.

Donald Trump and James Comey
Comey memos show Trump obsessed about Russia probe 20 April 2018, 5:58 AM

US President Donald Trump repeatedly complained to FBI director James Comey in early 2017 that the Russia meddling investigation was a cloud over his young administration, weeks before firing him, leaked memorandums showed on Thursday.

Diaz-Canal sworn in to replace Castro as Cuban president 19 April 2018, 4:57 PM

Cuban Communist Party stalwart,Miguel Diaz-Canel ,replaced Raul Castro as president on Thursday a new chapter for the island after nearly sixty years of rule by the Castro brothers, but a change that is aimed at preserving Cuban socialism.

Taliban releases kidnapped Afghan election staff 19 April 2018, 4:45 PM

Five people kidnapped from a voter registration centre in a largely Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan were freed on Thursday, officials said.

Queen puts forward son as next head of Commonwealth 19 April 2018, 3:14 PM

Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role.

Ramaphosa among leaders to be received by Queen Elizabeth 19 April 2018, 2:48 PM

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is among the 53 leaders from the Commonwealth group of nations to be received by Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second at Buckingham Palace, for the official opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.  

German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria 19 April 2018, 10:48 AM

A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP Wednesday.

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold 19 April 2018, 6:52 AM

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire.

Germany busts massive sex trafficking ring in biggest raid to date 18 April 2018, 4:31 PM

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history on Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and transsexuals from Thailand for prostitution.

Russia plans to probe Facebook after Telegram crackdown 18 April 2018, 2:55 PM

Russia's telecoms watchdog plans to probe Facebook before the end of the year after blocking access in the country to the popular messaging app Telegram.

21 dead in truck accident in India 18 April 2018, 10:25 AM

At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India’s accident-prone roads. The truck, carrying more than 40 passengers, smashed through a protective railing in central Madhya Pradesh state late Tuesday and plunged nearly 20 metres to a […]

CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leader 18 April 2018, 7:35 AM

CIA Director Mike Pompeo's trip made him the most senior US official ever known to have met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies 18 April 2018, 5:35 AM

Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics.

IMF: global economic growth looks solid 17 April 2018, 5:10 PM

The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. In the latest update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF still predicts world growth of 3.9 percent in […]

Macron warns EU divisions like ‘civil war’ 17 April 2018, 2:56 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday that divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe were becoming like a "civil war".

Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees 17 April 2018, 8:23 AM

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic double speak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.

Chemical arms experts due in Douma on Wednesday: Russia 17 April 2018, 5:46 AM

Chemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have "tampered with" evidence at the site.

US tells watchdog Russia ‘may have tampered’ with Douma attack site 16 April 2018, 6:15 PM

Russia may have visited the site of an alleged poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma and “tampered with” evidence, the US ambassador to the global chemical arms watchdog said Monday. “It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” US ambassador Ken Ward told emergency talks of the Organisation […]

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France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron 16 April 2018, 6:39 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term" but just a few hours later the White House said the US mission in the war-torn country "has not changed".

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria after Western strikes 15 April 2018, 9:42 PM

International inspectors launched their investigation Sunday into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria’s regime. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the regime’s top ally, warned that fresh strikes would spark “chaos”, but Washington promised economic sanctions on Moscow rather than further military action. US, French and British […]

Trump defends ‘Mission Accomplished’ claim 15 April 2018, 7:05 PM

US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the historically charged phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe the recent US-led strike in Syria. The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush’s premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. A banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” loomed […]

Israel to free 207 African migrants from prison 15 April 2018, 4:43 PM

Israel will release 207 African migrants from prison following a supreme court ruling after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controversially reversed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the detainees' fate.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes 15 April 2018, 3:14 PM

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.