Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:08:48 +0000

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country’s general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a tight race, leaving the country in suspense. With a hoarse voice and appearing haggard after days of intense campaigning, Netanyahu appeared before supporters in the early hours […]

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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:46:39 +0000

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country’s affairs. “This is not a plea for so-called foreign interference. This is a plea for democracy,” singer […]

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Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to end child marriage

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:29:58 +0000

Indonesia’s parliament has revised the country’s marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child marriage in the world’s biggest Muslim majority-country. All factions in parliament agreed the revision at a plenary session on Monday, according […]

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UK makes second arrest in golden toilet theft

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:16:09 +0000

British police on Tuesday made a second arrest in their hunt for thieves who stole a functioning 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and once offered on loan to US President Donald Trump, the toilet was stolen on Saturday — just three days after […]

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New York bans sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:11:22 +0000

New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called for an urgent meeting of the state’s Public Health and Health Planning […]

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Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell appeals to Australia’s High Court to overturn sex offense convictions

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:21:18 +0000

Lawyers for ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia’s High Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys, the High Court said. Pell is seeking leave to appeal the state of Victoria’s Court of Appeal ruling which upheld his conviction on five […]

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Rush-hour train derails in Hong Kong

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:17:32 +0000

A rare train derailment disrupted services in Hong Kong on Tuesday, train authorities said, threatening commuter chaos during rush hour in the heart of the Asian financial hub. The disruption to a usually seamless network used by nearly 6 million people every weekday happened after a train derailed while leaving a station in the city’s […]

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Buzz off! Angry bees delay Air India flight

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:14:06 +0000

An Air India flight was delayed by several hours after a swarm of bees landed on the cockpit window, attacking ground staff when they tried to remove them, officials said. The insects landed on the window just before the plane was due to leave the eastern city of Kolkata on Sunday with 136 passengers, including […]

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Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:10:21 +0000

President Donald Trump declared Monday it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the damage in Saudi Arabia and fresh Middle […]

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South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:43:40 +0000

South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide. Five pigs found dead at a farm in Paju, a city near the inter-Korean border, were confirmed to have been infected […]

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