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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief

Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief?It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,? the president tweeted early Sunday. ?#FakeNews is the enemy!?


Eight People, Including Sheriff?s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting

Eight People, Including Sheriff?s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi ShootingThe victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.


Martial Law Declared in Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group

Martial Law Declared in Philippines Over ISIS-Linked GroupAt least 100 people are believed to have been killed so far as the Philippine military tries to fend off fighters who claim to have aligned themselves with ISIS.


JFK?s family reflects on his 100th birthday

JFK?s family reflects on his 100th birthday?I?ve thought about him and miss him every day of my life,? Caroline Kennedy says in a video tribute.


Special counsel in Trump-Russia probe stresses value of honesty and integrity in student graduation address

Special counsel in Trump-Russia probe stresses value of honesty and integrity in student graduation addressThe man leading the federal investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump?s campaign and Moscow, has stressed integrity, patience and humility in a student graduation speech. Robert Mueller, a former FBI Director, said that ?nothing else matters? if people were not honest. ?As the saying goes, if you have integrity, nothing else matters, and if you do not have integrity, nothing else matters,? Mr Mueller told graduating students at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts.


6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's SulawesiA shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.


Ivanka Trump's blog tweets something dumber than her father on Memorial Day

Ivanka Trump's blog tweets something dumber than her father on Memorial DayMemorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who've died while serving the country?or, if you're Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. On Sunday, the Ivanka Trump brand posted a painfully tone deaf tweet just in time for the holiday.  SEE ALSO: 8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don't "want to be associated with him" What a better way to honor fallen soldiers than with a nostalgic childhood treat and a little "adult beverage?" (Commence: gentle teeheehees). Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay: https://t.co/1m6ceESqnS ? Ivanka Trump HQ (@IvankaTrumpHQ) May 28, 2017 Of course, Memorial Day also doubles as the start of summer for many in the United States, so it's not exactly surprising?or wrong even?that the brand came up with a recipe. But c'mon, champagne popsicles? What exactly are you celebrating @IvankaTrumpHQ? @IvankaTrump #memorialday https://t.co/InGkqd8yH9 ? VoteVets (@votevets) May 29, 2017 Presidents and their senior advisors are typically expected to post something not horrible on the day. And it felt particularly hypocritical for some that Ivanka, who is a champagne popsicle of a human, posted about drinking such an expensive beverage when her family is proposing massive social service cuts to low income families. Even Trump appears to have let a real adult craft his tweet today. Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA! ? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 Is this the moment he became president? Since joining the White House, Ivanka Trump has chosen to put her company in a trust. Ivanka remains the sole beneficiary of the trust and continues to wield power over the brand. Lawmakers have expressed concern that, given the nature of the trust, it'll be difficult to enforce monitoring.  Concerned about corruption? Oh well. Just grab some of your best girlfriends and champagne popsicle the pain away. WATCH: Take the party wherever you go with this portable beer pong table


Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."


Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall

Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fallThousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.


Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertaintyBERLIN (AP) ? German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges.


Boy Thrown From Water Slide at California Water Park

Boy Thrown From Water Slide at California Water ParkThe opening of a highly anticipated water park in Dublin, California took a frightening turn Saturday when a boy was flung from the bottom of a three-story slide before skidding across the concrete.


NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan?s Military Drills As China Looms

NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan?s Military Drills As China LoomsNBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower ? all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.


Mother Arrested After Allegedly Locking Kids Inside Trunk to Shop at Walmart

Mother Arrested After Allegedly Locking Kids Inside Trunk to Shop at WalmartShe is being held on suspicion of child abuse.


Ramadan 2017 Celebrations From Around The World

Ramadan 2017 Celebrations From Around The WorldPeople from various parts of the world celebrate the month of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, in different ways.


Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence

Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absenceABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.


Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car projectIsrael's government on Sunday approved plans to install a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City, a project likely to anger Palestinians and much of the international community. The plan would see a former railway station in west Jerusalem linked by cable car to the Old City in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.


Elite Navy Seal Parachutist Dead After Fleet Week Accident

Elite Navy Seal Parachutist Dead After Fleet Week AccidentIt was supposed to be a highlight of New York's Fleet Week ? a demonstration by the elite US Navy SEAL parachute team called the "Leap Frogs" ? descending in formation near the Statue of Liberty.


Memorial Day observed across the U.S.

Memorial Day observed across the U.S.President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington and more Memorial Day observances from across the U.S.


Donald Trump acted like 'a drunk tourist' on Europe trip that led Angela Merkel to proclaim end of US alliance

Donald Trump acted like 'a drunk tourist' on Europe trip that led Angela Merkel to proclaim end of US allianceDonald Trump was like a ?drunk tourist? on his first trip abroad, which saw awkward handshakes with the French President, shoving the Prime Minister of Montenegro and causing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare the end of the US alliance with Europe. A US State Department official blasted the ?arrogance? of the President as he flew from Saudi Arabia and Israel to Europe last week. ?When it comes to diplomacy, President Trump is a drunk tourist,? the unnamed official told The Daily Beast.


Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adulteryBy Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.


20,000 Kids Will Be Rushed to ERs for Gunshot Wounds, Report Says

20,000 Kids Will Be Rushed to ERs for Gunshot Wounds, Report SaysWhile almost half of US homes have guns, new research from the Children?s National Hospital reveals that 40 percent of parents wrongly assume their children do not know where the weapons are stored.


Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attackPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women ? one wearing a hijab ? who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant.


Floods In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 166, More Than 100 Missing

Floods In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 166, More Than 100 MissingMore than a half-million people have been displaced from their homes by the floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka in the worst torrential rains since 2003.


Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recoveredRescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.


North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protestsBy Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said. North Korea has a large stockpile of the short-range missiles, originally developed by the Soviet Union.


3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit Bulls

3-Week-Old Dies in Dog Attack After Being Left Alone With Family's Three Pit BullsThe baby girl died from a bite to the head.


Pres. Trump?s First Memorial Day Marked by Kushner Controversy

Pres. Trump?s First Memorial Day Marked by Kushner ControversyWhile the president partook in traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, turmoil continued behind the scenes as questions circulated about conversations Jared Kushner had with Russian officials.


First Japanese to report Hiroshima atomic bomb dies at 86

First Japanese to report Hiroshima atomic bomb dies at 86Yoshie Oka, the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died aged 86, media and acquaintances said Tuesday. Oka was 14 years old on August 6, 1945 and working in Hiroshima as a communications operator at an underground command centre of the Imperial Japanese Army. After the bomb fell, she contacted another military unit in the city of Fukuyama east of Hiroshima, local media including public broadcaster NHK reported.


France's Macron, alongside Putin, blasts Russian media meddling

France's Macron, alongside Putin, blasts Russian media meddlingFrench President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Russian Vladimir Putin to Versailles and then blasted Russian media for meddling in the French elections. Colette Luke reports.


Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby

Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her babyWe know that orangutans are great climbers ? in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes pic.twitter.com/KwOVwAsAH7 ? Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert


Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shootingPolice say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody.


Trump Reportedly Accused Abbas Of Lying

Trump Reportedly Accused Abbas Of LyingU.S. President Donald Trump said the Israelis proved to him Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas helps incite violence against Israelis.


Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abusePope Francis on Monday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who sought an apology over the abuse of indigenous Canadians at church-run boarding schools. A Canadian truth and reconciliation commission wanted an apology from the Roman Catholic Church in its extensive list of recommendations in a 2015 report. The report into a "cultural genocide" of more than a century of abuse collated evidence over six years from some 7,000 former students in Canada.


Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more ? it happened today: May 28 in pictures

Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more ? it happened today: May 28 in picturesMotorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg?s Gilles Muller and Spain?s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann?s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.


Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria

Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near SyriaBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of several villages on the border with Syria on Monday, potentially reopening a supply route to send Iranian weapons to President Bashar al-Assad. The maneuver could also be the prelude to a connection with the Assad's Iranian-backed forces, although they are yet to reach the Iraqi border from the Syrian side. The territory taken by the Popular Mobilisation force on Monday is located north of the Islamic State-held town of Baaj.


The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defense

The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defenseAUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? The Latest on a protest at the Texas state Capitol over a new law that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law (all times local):


Meet the Three Brothers Who Just Graduated West Point Together

Meet the Three Brothers Who Just Graduated West Point TogetherThe Ogrydcziak brothers graduated in the same class on Saturday, the first time that has happened at the famed military academy in more than 30 years.


8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Whether you're looking for some new games to play, an app to build email newsletters or a note-taking app that doubles as a sketchbook, we've got you covered with today's selection of paid apps gone free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you act fast, you can snag some of Friday's free apps too.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now ? obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word ?get,? it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Bokeh Lens

Normally $0.99.

Bokeh Lens will turn your iPhone photos into DSLR-quality photos with creamy and pleasing bokeh!

I love the portability of iPhone and being able to take snapshots everywhere. However, I miss the beautifully blurred background and bokeh effects that I can get using my DSLR camera. 'Bokeh Lens' for iOS will let you make the subject in your photo stand out by making the background blurred with natural-looking bokeh effects through the easy editing process.

Selecting the foreground area (area to be remaining as sharp) is the key factor to get the best possible result. The selection tool in this app was designed and developed to meet your detail-oriented editing needs. It will display a loupe (magnifying glass) when you zoom-in and try to select/deselect area. The loupe is very handy because otherwise you can't see the spot you're touching as your finger is blocking your view.

You can also adjust bokeh level (aperture) to control how much your photo's background should be bokeh-blurred.

Download Bokeh Lens


Breezeblox

Normally $1.99.

Breezeblox is an addictive puzzle game where the objective is to reach the end cube without moving off the platform. Special cubes throughout the puzzles will trigger different actions on the platform to aid you with progressing. With 150 challenging puzzles to complete, your brain will be plenty busy.

Download Breezeblox


Change

Normally $0.99.

Change is a beautifully, well designed and simple app that helps you convert currencies easily. All you need to do is choose your currency and slide right or left to compare other currencies.

Change is perfect for: travelers, online shoppers and non-professionals Forex traders who are looking for easy way to understand how much money they to convert.

Change key features:

* Simple to use: Just choose your currencies from the coins list and you ready to go. Now just scroll right or left for an quick exchange, Notice, you can scroll the top and the bottom coins.

* Well deigned: Change built by web designers, not by brokers. we care about every design issues so we create great user experiment with photos and text.

* Quick response: No need to wait until data is updated.

In first use, the app shows 8 different coins, but you can add and exchange over 85 coins.

Download Change


Game of Dragons HD

Normally $6.99.

Help a charming princess save her father?s kingdom!
Glory Lind has never known her father. So when one day a taxi driver tells her that her father Edward is an emperor who has been waiting to meet her for many years, she feels scared yet happily excited. Teleported to the Empire of Newterra, a parallel world of magic and dragons, Glory must first pass the royal family test to prove she is a real princess.
Before long, she finds out that being a princess has its dangers, however. It seems her evil cousin Simon is trying to get rid of her and become the only heir to the throne of Newterra. Travel to the mysterious Dragon Island with Glory and meet the old hermit Carl, who will share his secrets and magic to help defeat Simon and rescue the emperor!

? 52 exciting levels to reach
? Nine cleverly crafted mini-games
? Six enigmatic characters to meet
? Two difficulty modes to choose from
? Concept art, wallpapers and a walkthrough
? Game Center Support
? New iPad Retina Display Support

Download Game of Dragons HD


HTML Mailer

Normally $4.99.

Powerful newsletter and marketing email designer. Create professional HTML emails without needing to write any code.

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Before sending emails in HTML format, it is important to understand not all mail clients have full HTML support. Most modern mail clients on iOS and Mac have excellent support. However, on clients with no or partial support, designs may lose original layout and inline images may show as attached. To learn more, please visit support website.

Create and send emails with stylish fonts, web hyper links and photos
- hyper link text boxes and photos in your mail to websites
- make a bigger impact by adding shapes and photos to your emails
- select from 17 beautiful fonts and over 200 font sizes
- choose from over 100 gorgeous colors and shades

Zero coding, easy to use drag and drop designer
- instantly generates rich email designs into HTML to provide formatting and semantic markup capabilities in emails that are not available with plain text
- make a bigger impact by adding images and web hyper links into your emails
- feature packed editing tools including support for undo, redo, text alignment, grids, multiple layers and free form arrangement

Build and save mailing lists
- build to, cc and bcc mailing lists by selecting directly from the Address Book or by importing comma delimited email lists

Save, update and reuse
- save your customized email designs or make copies of your work so you can increase your productivity by creating once, update and reuse!

Professional email templates
- start from a blank canvas or choose from any one of the professionally designed templates

Download HTML Mailer


Oilist

Normally $2.99.

Give Oilist an image and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time! Participate or spectate, it's up to you, Oilist will delight!

Oilist comes with 18 infinitely customizable styles; from impressionist to abstract.

Oilist is not a photo filter. Unlike most filter apps, Oilist will never generate the same results twice, and is capable of creating from impressionistic to abstract artwork based on the user?s photos. Instead of applying a fixed formula to an image as photo filters typically do, Oilist analyzes the supplied image using computer vision technology, then paints simulated paint particles that are applied using various brush strokes and techniques.

At anytime during the painting process, 4k resolution images may be captured as often as desired.

When Oilist is painting, styles may be infinitely customized by selecting from 12 different painting moods, choosing from 15 different brushes, setting brush options such as the size and spacing, and by injecting imperfections with the exciting Chaos tool. The gravity of the paint can be controlled by tilting the device and the brush angles may be controlled by yawing (rotating) the device. To rapidly change settings, it is possible to pause the painting by tapping in the paint area, make any desired changes, the tap in the painting area again to unpause the painting.

New and interesting results may be obtained by alternating settings with new settings painted on top of the previous settings. For instance, first paint a layer using the Warm mood followed by a layer using the Cool mood. The use of large brushes tend to create more abstract artwork and smaller brushes work best for high definition detail.

Oilist will automatically provide smaller brush strokes and greater photo-realism to detected faces. This can optionally be disabled by opening the Settings app, tapping on Oilist and disabling face detection.

Download Oilist


Onirim

Normally $0.99.

A Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee, Onirim is a card game where you play as a Dreamwalker, lost in a mysterious labyrinth, and you must discover the oneiric doors before your dreamtime runs out - or you will remain trapped forever!

Wander through the chambers of dreams, hoping that chance will reveal the doors, or linger in each type of room. In either case, you will have to deal with the slithering Nightmares which haunt the hallways of the labyrinth.

Onirim is a solitaire card game. You must work against the game to gather the eight oneiric doors before the deck runs out. You can obtain door cards either by playing cards of the same color three turns in a row or by discarding one of your powerful key cards when a door appears from the deck. In both cases, you will have to decide the best use of each card in your hand and carefully play around the Nightmares. Those cards are hidden in the deck and will trigger painful dilemmas when drawn.

In addition to the exciting solo mode, players will enjoy the intuitive user interface, automated deck management, and stats to track their progress and successes against the game!

Onirim includes :
? Shadi Torbey's base Onirim game in solitaire mode
? Original artwork from the base game by Philippe Guerin and Elise Plessis, enhanced by animations
? Solo play
? Detailed, interactive, turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial.
? Offline stats record so you can track your progress
? No in-app purchases or ads
? Languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Download Onirim


Zen Sketch

Normally $1.99.

Zen Sketch is a cross between a note-taking and a painting app. We wanted to give people an app with a balance between power and simplicity: A place that could stay out of the way and let them think, but also contained an environment with the ability to add serious detail to their work. And so Zen Sketch was born. The app goes beyond regular ink handwriting apps by using an industry standard drawing/painting engine, but still organizes your work in a logical fashion like any good note-taking app.

Use Zen Sketch to create powerful notes or paintings. All your work can easily be exported out of the app as images or PDFs, and shared in just about every way imaginable. The app has no learning curve, and lets you work in a streamlined and clean interface designed with the latest technology in mind.

Download Zen Sketch


Nobody wants to buy this Connecticut ghost town that's on sale for $2.62 million

Nobody wants to buy this Connecticut ghost town that's on sale for $2.62 millionJohnsonville, Connecticut, looks straight out of an episode of ?Twin Peaks? ? old mill included. But unlike the small town on TV, Johnsonville has been abandoned for nearly 20 years.


AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centersWASHINGTON (AP) ? Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.


Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary says conflict with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'

Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary says conflict with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'Donald Trump?s Defence Secretary has said that any military conflict with North Korea would be ?catastrophic?. The US has stepped up its threats and sabre-rattling against North Korea since Mr Trump assumed the presidency. At the same time, the East Asian nation has stepped up its programme of missile tests.


Gay Father Plans To Sue United Airlines Following Incident

Gay Father Plans To Sue United Airlines Following IncidentA gay father has reportedly hired a lawyer and is planning to sue United Airlines after he was falsely accused of inappropriately touching his own son during a May 20 flight.


A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet

A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internetSaturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The "northern lights," as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda's fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south poles pull the charged particles down into our upper (and sometimes lower) atmosphere, where some of them collide with the neutral particles that reside there. The result of this collision is a beautiful glowing sky, though it's usually visible only at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it's an "aurora borealis" and in the Southern Hemisphere it's an "aurora australis." Saturday evening's aurora borealis extended further south than is normal for these events, which meant it was visible in the northern U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. It was the result of the sun spitting out a large burst of plasma on May 23, an event referred to as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The internet expressed its thanks for the cosmic light show in the only way it knows how: social media shares enhanced by stunning photography. WOW! Northern Lights seen tonight from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Chris Cook. #Aurora #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/H5FgEuoyVx ? Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 28, 2017 2 quick pics from tonight from the backyard near Chatsworth ON. #northernlights #aurora #greycounty #ShareYourWeather #Auroraborealis pic.twitter.com/K8fLBhKEGQ ? Shelley Jackson (@sjacksondesign) May 28, 2017 An amazing show in the sky, near #Calgary, 3:30am#yyc#Aurora #Auroraborealis #northernlights #Canada #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/lrV0Jv3zSR ? Dena Barmas (@denabarmas) May 28, 2017 What an awesome night, got the see the #NorthernLights just outside of #Omaha on the NE/IA border near Honey Creek, IA #newx, #iawx #aurora pic.twitter.com/7Y65PfJfpJ ? Brad Williams Photo (@bradwphoto) May 28, 2017 Directly overhead in the Big Dipper, naked eye visible. ?corona? #northernlights #aurora #solarstorm #northerniowa pic.twitter.com/nC1HSCw97s ? Diana Hayungs (@diana_hayungs) May 28, 2017 The #NorthernLights can be seen in #Finland200 days a year from August to April.? ?#MondayMotivationpic.twitter.com/FgktyaZfK1 ? Tom Hall ? (@TomHall) May 22, 2017 Quick edit from tonight's #aurora show. Just W of Bismarck, ND @TamithaSkov @_SpaceWeather_ @AuroraMAX @NorthDakota @spann #northernlights pic.twitter.com/c4ttb70it5 ? Zachary Hargrove (@Zargrove) May 28, 2017 Just as the #northernlights peaked tonight, clouds moved in in Maine. Would have been awesome. @TamithaSkov @Aurora_Alerts @NorthLightAlert pic.twitter.com/P0cenkGfVe ? Barbie West (@12truewest) May 28, 2017 Epic #aurora show overnight over #LakeHuron seen just hours ago from #SaugeenShores, Ontario // 05-20-2017 4:09AM @stormhour #northernlights pic.twitter.com/pjQIIq0OD4 ? Scott Rock (@scottrockphoto) May 20, 2017 The #northernlights really put on a show tonight in Menahga, MN! pic.twitter.com/uGYhBw8K8J ? Dani? (@danijpeterson) May 28, 2017 I could go on and on. There are so many beautiful photos, videos, and GIFs to look at this morning. Find more on Twitter under the #auroraborealis and #northernlights hashtags. With additional reporting by Miriam Kramer. WATCH: Coating yourself in fish scales could be the answer to burn recovery


Bomb explodes outside Baghdad ice cream, killing 13

Bomb explodes outside Baghdad ice cream, killing 13A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.


Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meets

Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meetsSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria comes as Zuma faces growing criticism within the ruling African National Congress, which sharpened after a March cabinet reshuffle when he sacked respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Speaking to local media on Saturday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the leadership was aware of reports that there was going to be blood on the floor.


China is behaving like a 'bully' in South China Sea: McCain

China is behaving like a 'bully' in South China Sea: McCainBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarization of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution. In a speech in Sydney, McCain said China was asserting itself globally, best illustrated by militarizing artificial islands in the South China Sea, a claim repeatedly rejected by Beijing. McCain's comments are set to escalate tensions between the United States and China just days before delegates from both countries are scheduled to attend a regional security conference in Singapore.


Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in VietnamCLEVELAND (AP) ? Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War.


Rice Was First Grown At Least 9,400 Years Ago

Rice Was First Grown At Least 9,400 Years AgoAround ten thousand years ago, as the Pleistocene gave way to our current geological epoch, a group of hunter-gathers near China?s Yangtze River began changing their way of life. They started to grow rice.


Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"

Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.


Jared Kushner's charmed life is about to come to a screeching halt | Walter Shapiro

Jared Kushner's charmed life is about to come to a screeching halt | Walter ShapiroPerhaps Jared Kushner really believed that his New York real-estate skills set him up to bring peace to the Middle East, solve the opioid crisis, run a government SWAT team of business experts and protect his father-in-law from disloyal White House advisers. Or maybe Kushner just calculated that all the hype surrounding his White House role was a not-to-be-missed family branding opportunity. After all, the Washington Post recently watched as his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, hawked American visas in Beijing to would-be Chinese investors in a troubled Kushner New Jersey real-estate development.


 
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