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Parents accused of giving newborn baby narcotics

Parents accused of giving newborn baby narcotics One of the drugs found was Suboxone, a prescription pain medication also used for addiction treatment. She said she found numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Child abuse based on the offense of child endangerment is normally a misdemeanor, but endangerment that results in mental illness or serious physical illness or injury is a felony. [Full Article...]

Duterte vows to continue war on drugs in Philippines

Duterte vows to continue war on drugs in Philippines I value human life the way I value mine. In a wide-ranging speech at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, Duterte said that since his election in 2016 he has attempted to stamp out addiction and illegal drug use. More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes, according to police data. Duterte won congressional approval on Saturday for an extension of martial law ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump can pardon himself, says president's lawyer

Donald Trump can pardon himself, says president's lawyer The tweet came as Republicans are struggling to pass health care reform and as Congressional committees led by Republicans investigate whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Grassley tweeted late Friday that Trump Jr.'s interview, while not public, will still be on the record. Republican members of Congress are also participating in various investigations of h... [Full Article...]

Trump Sensed Dossier Threat From James Comey

Trump Sensed Dossier Threat From James Comey One adviser said the president's comments to the Times did not reflect any new desire by Trump to fire Sessions, though they acknowledged that the attorney general's response to the public denigration was less certain. It's not just Obama administration veterans who have concerns. "I could not imagine President Bush saying something like that about really anyone who worked for him", Wood said. [Full Article...]

Philippine Parliament Extends Mindanao Martial Law

Philippine Parliament Extends Mindanao Martial Law On Saturday's joint session of Congress that voted to extend martial law, Samira Gutoc, an aid worker, decried human rights violations against Marawi City residents under military rule, including blindfolding rescued civilians, putting a special child under interrogation, and ordering evacuees to strip naked for inspection. [Full Article...]

Mandela doctor's tell-all book pulled from shelves

Mandela doctor's tell-all book pulled from shelves The book recounts how Mandela had to wait for 30 minutes for a backup ambulance after the one transporting him to hospital caught fire on the highway. Vijay Ramlakan compromised himself and Mandela, whom he had the privilege to serve. He said the book might contain ethical violations. Madiba's granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, did not take kindly to the publication of her grandfather's health deta... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador

Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador Kushner adds: "I have no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector", Kushner wrote . The three men are at the center of a controversial June 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Kushner denied reading the full email forwarded to him by Donald Trump Jr. [Full Article...]

Livid Minneapolis citizens take over mayor's press conference to protest police brutality

Livid Minneapolis citizens take over mayor's press conference to protest police brutality Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called it "shocking" and "inexplicable". "I've decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the very best it can be", Harteau said in a statement on Friday. [Full Article...]

US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets

US Military Plane Intercepted by Chinese Fighter Jets China and the USA have been at loggerheads over the communist superpower's disputed claims to large swathes of the strategically important South China Sea. Sansha Municipality was set up in 2012 and they also have a stadium in the island where lot of activities had taken place. The Kexue left Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province on July 10 for a maritime scientific expedition and stopped... [Full Article...]

BBC female reporters set to sue over gender pay gap

BBC female reporters set to sue over gender pay gap A number of male presenters came forward and said that something should be done. Under UK law, it is illegal for two people doing the same job to be paid at different rates due to their gender. The total bill for the 96 personalities was £28.7m but the figures in the report reveal large disparities between what men and women are paid. Faced with criticism for the imbalance across the board, the ... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka Navy Saved Drowning Elephants

Sri Lanka Navy Saved Drowning Elephants The jumbos are residents of the Foul Point jungle, close to where they were drawn into the water. Sri Lanka Navy today came to the rescue of two more elephants that were swept out to the sea. The Sri Lankan Navy had rescued another elephant in a similar predicament on July 11. They have been listed as endangered since 1986 with the species pre-eminently threated by habitat loss, degradat... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team

Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team Speaking to reporters at the site of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, he said that Trump's private legal team is "not researching it because it's not an issue". "He was just making the statement about the power of pardons". "We certainly want to know about several of the meetings that have been alleged to have taken place, obviously the meeting with Donald Jr. [Full Article...]

More than 2500 products 'have shrunk'

More than 2500 products 'have shrunk' A range of products have become subject to shrinkflation in recent years, such as Maltesers, Mars and Snickers, with manufacturers citing rising raw material costs. Changes in packet sizes for candies has increased the inflation rate by 1.22 per cent. USA maker Mondelez said the move was a bid to cut costs as raw materials such as sugar and cocoa beans - a key ingredient in chocolate - have rise... [Full Article...]

Gas prices rise for first time since April

Gas prices rise for first time since April After falling in recent weeks, gas prices across the Sunshine State are starting to increase with the state average rising 7 cents across the last week, the second largest weekly increase in the nation behind Indiana. "That wasn't at all expected this year", he said. While still below the yearly average of $2.31 per gallon, that is up from where prices were earlier in the month and higher than gas... [Full Article...]

Arrested In Police Officer Ayub Pandith's Killing By A Mob In Srinagar

Arrested In Police Officer Ayub Pandith's Killing By A Mob In Srinagar He further said, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sajid Ahmad Gilkar, who played a key role in instigating the mob to lynch DSP Ayub Pandith, was killed by security forces in Budgam district on July 12, the Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed on Monday. [Full Article...]

German girl found in Mosul is in good health

German girl found in Mosul is in good health However, an Iraqi soldier was quoted by the Sun as saying: "I don't know for sure that it is her baby, but she keeps him with her always". She will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials. It's not clear yet whether she will return to Germany, he said. Haase said "the public prosecutor's office Dresden has not applied for an arrest warrant and will therefore not be able to request extraditi... [Full Article...]

Sushma Swaraj Hints Fresh Information May Surface On Kidnapped Indians In Mosul

Sushma Swaraj Hints Fresh Information May Surface On Kidnapped Indians In Mosul The issue was raised by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during extensive talks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who began a five-day India visit today, almost two weeks after Mosul was liberated from ISIS by Iraqi forces. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting

Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting On Saturday, the Russian Embassy announced his assignment in Washington had concluded. On May 18, Russia's State Duma (lower house of parliament) International Affairs Committee endorsed Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov as Ambassador to the U.S., a source familiar with the committee's closed session told TASS. [Full Article...]

Six Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for five days following ruckus

Six Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for five days following ruckus The noisy protests by members of the Congress and other Opposition parties erupted soon after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed their adjournment notice over the "barbaric and shameful" incidents of lynching, leading to slogan shouting and tearing of papers. [Full Article...]

Blast on Ferozpur Road in Lahore; 11 dead

Blast on Ferozpur Road in Lahore; 11 dead The cause of the explosion is not yet known, though Pakistani media outlet Dawn reported that it was caused by a suicide bomb. The injured have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital and other nearby hospitals. The explosion reportedly took place when an old building in the area was being demolished. Lahore police chief Capt (R) Amin Wains said the "target of blast was police". [Full Article...]


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