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Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

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The Coast Guard, along with a tow boat and a ship belonging to the Maltese NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station, rescued some of the migrants from the sea and picked up those who remained on the raft. About 15 relief operations were under way on Wednesday off Libya in total, the coastguard said. He warned that, among the 31 dead according to MOAS, "most are toddlers". Read More »

Sherpas find four climbers dead in Everest camp

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It was not clear how the climbers died and their identities had not been established when Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group confirmed the deaths to reporters on Wednesday morning. In addition, hundreds of sherpas climb the mountain or help others to do so. But the chairman of the Nepal Mountaineering Association is among several Nepalese climbers to cast doubt on Mosedale's claim. Read More »

Narendra Modi inaugurates African Development Bank's AGM

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The Vice-President visited seven countries, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Mali, Algeria, Rwanda and Uganda. "I am proud to say that there is no country in Africa that has not been visited by an Indian Minister in the last three years", said Prime Minister Modi. Read More »

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

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The ABC asked a professor of law at George Washington University, Jonathan Turley, this very question. As Vox indicated in an article published on Tuesday, "It's quite hard to impeach, convict, and remove a president from office - so much so that's it's never happened in U.S. Read More »

"It's a dream come true" - 16-year old Man Utd debutante Gomes

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Another youngster, Kane Wilson, remained on the bench for West Brom as Tony Pulis joined Mourinho in giving his talented youngsters a taste of the match-day experience. Gomes can play as a winger or as a No.10 and has scored 12 goals in 19 starts for the academy side this term. Previous winners are Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, so he certainly has big boots to fill. Read More »

Triple Talaq victim threatens to 'convert' to Hinduism

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The CJI pressed on with his argument by saying that triple talaq was "mentioned nowhere in the book". The bench that includes Justice Kurien Joseph, U U Lalit, R F Nariman and Abdul Nazeer reserved its verdict after concluding its hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq , polygamy and nikah halala, according to an Indian Express report. Read More »

Most expensive sunscreen fails Which? protection test

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Dermatologists recommend an application of SPF 30 or 50 to exposed skin daily, whether you are indoors or outside. Sun damage occurs even when skin doesn't turn red, and all skin types carry risk of skin cancer. Next, the scientists applied artificially-created UVB rays on the exact spot where the sunscreen lotion was applied. Consumer Reports expert testing reveals which lotions and sprays offer the best protection, and the best value. Read More »

Philippines says it will reject all aid with conditions

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The announcement comes after China promised billions of dollars to the Philippines at the Belt and Road summit in Beijing over the weekend. The EU overtook the U.S. While recognizing the prerogative of any country to reject help from other nations, Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the government to "act swiftly and ensure that all existing and ongoing European Union aid programs benefitting our people in the local communities do not suffer when the aid is pulled out". Read More »

Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29

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Cases have occurred in four separate parts of a region called the Likati health zone. "DRC has a strong experience in dealing with these things successfully and a proven track record of dealing with Ebola outbreak ", said Salama. But he said huge efforts were underway to overcome the challenges. A mobile lab is being constructed and then deployed to the area and improvements are being made to a local airfield. Read More »

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

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The CDC's threshold for elevated lead is 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Lead exposure poses a serious risk, especially to children younger than 6 years of age. Shuren said that since the beginning of 2014, they estimate that 8 million tests were used with the Magellan system, but "the majority were for capillary blood". Read More »

Papua New Guinea to close parts of Manus refugee camp

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According to the documents obtained by the newspaper, the plan, drafted in 2016, outlined attempts to push those officially recognized as refugees to first accept resettlement to the East Lorengau transit center and then to Papua New Guinea, while forcing people without refugee status to return to their home countries. Read More »

Ebola Kills 3 in Congo

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The GAVI global vaccine alliance said on Friday that some 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck could be available in case of a large-scale outbreak, but it would be up to the World Health Organization and others to determine "if and when deployment of vaccine into this outbreak is warranted". Read More »

Women Can Safely Induce Their Own Abortions, New Study Finds

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Nearly all of the women (95 per cent) said their attempt at ending their pregnancy was "successful". The women were in the early stages of pregnancy, at up to 9 weeks. Until then, for the first time in history, women of all social classes in a legally restricted yet high resource setting have equitable access to a reasonable alternative: "medical abortion guided by physicians through telemedicine", they conclude . Read More »

Texas tests Trump administration over abortion providers

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The president recently appointed anti-abortion proponents to oversee the nation's family planning programs. Mansanares emphasized that Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains will continue to work with reproductive rights advocates in the state, including NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming and the Women for Women abortion fund. Read More »

Visakhapatnam Railway Station Cleanest Amongst 75 Stations

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Suresh Prabhu said, "Indian Railways started third party cleanliness index of stations past year and railways have accomplished a significant improvement in cleanliness at stations". There is, however, one silver lining for the city: Bandra station which was ranked 60th past year has jumped to the 15th spot. There was also a category ranking (based on seven revenue segments that railway stations in India are divided into), in which Bandra Terminus secured the 15th spot among 75 stations (A1 ... Read More »

Journalist killed in Mexican state of Culiacan

The murder of renowned Mexican reporter Juan Valdez has sparked widespread outrage with protesters taking to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to the violence and impunity. "In Mexico , journalists are killed because they can be, because nothing happens", read the text Tuesday on the home page of Animal Politico , one of Mexico's most influential online news publications. Read More »

Google to preview stand-alone VR headset

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According to a report , the company might give developers a limited preview of the headset before a commercial release, which is expected alongside the Google Pixel 2 in October this year. In fact it seems that the project has been coming along rather nicely and that Google could very well unveil a dedicated VR headset at Google I/O 2017 which will be kicking off this week from the 17-19th of May. Read More »

Jadhav case to be forcefully pursued: Ausaf

Pakistani lawyers believe the precedence of Atlantique case can be the first obstacle for India in the Jadhav case. India complained to the ICJ that its 16 formal requests to Pakistan for consular access to Jadhav have been repeatedly rebuffed - in "contravention" of worldwide law - and has asked for a stay on his execution. Read More »

Arsenal beats Southampton 2-0, climbs into 5th in EPL

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After appearing to suffer a muscular injury deep into the second half, the Chilean signalled to the bench that he wanted to be substituted - and he was, but not before finishing expertly past Jack Butland just minutes later to kill the game as a contest. Read More »

Heavy rain, then possible clearing on Mother's Day

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Today , rain will continue for much of the day with the high near 51. Rain will be heavy at times with a rumble of thunder possible. A band rain to our south & west will move into our area Thursday . The balance of the day will be mainly cloudy, but a few passing showers will be possible. Winds could gust as high as 15 miles per hour. With the steady onshore winds and developing coastal storm, tides will run higher but should remain at or just below flood stage. Read More »

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

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The United States Depart of Health and Human Services estimates that about 3.2 million Americans have the disease, many who don't even realize they're infected. "We must reach the hardest-hit communities with a range of prevention and treatment services that can diagnose people with hepatitis C and link them to treatment". Read More »

Sessions orders federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences

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Mr. Sessions's policy, however, is broader than that of the Bush administration, and will be more reliant on the judgments of United States attorneys and assistant attorneys general. "The price of heroin is down, the availability is up, and the purity is up", Sessions said . Harvey said the intent was to give federal judges more flexibility in sentencing and reduce prison overcrowding . Read More »

Ebola death reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

In 2014, a three-month outbreak of Ebola in the the DR Congo killed 49 people. In 2013, an Ebola crisis began in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The WHO is now deploying health care workers to manage the outbreak and do surveillance to track it. The Ebola virus disease was first identified in the DRC in 1976, and since then, a total of nine outbreaks have occurred in the country. Read More »

Mental illness affects every population and every group, especially lawyers

When the conversation begins, often you realise you are not as alone as you thought. "If everyone carried out little acts of kindness within their local communities, then it would make for a much better world". People in the lowest income bracket, earning less than £1200 a month, were more likely to have suffered mental ill-health than those in the highest income bracket, earning more than £3701 a month. Read More »

Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo

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An immigrant charged Monday with the grisly murder of two Boston doctors reportedly had years earlier burglarized the same bank on two separate occasions and received 364 in jail days as a result - a sentence just one day short of legally justifying his deportation. Read More »

British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

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It will also agree on a new worldwide partnership aimed at keeping the country on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020. British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. "Somalia remains a wounded country but it is in the process of being healed", he concluded. The troubled east African country, which has frequently topped the Fragile State Index, is under a new president, prime minister and parliament this year and the conference is focused on underpinning stability in this ... Read More »

AAP expels senior leader Upkar Sandhu

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Sandhu also had opposed Bhagwant Mann's appointment as Punjab AAP Chief. Asked how he saw Mann as the new state party chief, Ghuggi took a jibe saying, "When someone's eyesight is not right and he is asked to drive a bus then accident will certainly take place". Read More »

Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt

Australia's treasurer on Tuesday promised a budget for the next fiscal year that would be fair and rein in mounting debt. "It's interesting to observe how the government is responding to concerns", Watkins said. A super tax, new regulatory bodies, and big fines for new misconduct rules - it wasn't a great day at the office for the banks . In a final whack at the sector, a permanent team will be established within the ACCC to investigate competition in the nation's banking and financial ... Read More »

Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies 'religious refusal'

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And, even these five states are also willing to grant these laws in their states as well, shortly, if it is good for the state, but these states support the protecting laws of faith-based adoption agencies implemented in Texas. The Associated Press reported Saturday the legislation would make Texas the second state in the country to protect state-funded adoption agencies that discriminate against applicants for ostensibly religious reasons. Read More »

Trump meets with Russia's top diplomat

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Tillerson at the State Department before he was to head to the White House for talks with Trump. Interestingly, the meeting also comes a day after the sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, who was spearheading the probe whether the Trump campaign advisers colluded with Moscow to manoeuvre the election outcome. Read More »