Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sudan army, protesters to resume talks on transitional council

Protest leaders in Sudan have agreed to suspend a civil disobedience campaign launched after a bloody crackdown on demonstrators and resume negotiations with the country's ruling generals on the formation of a transitional sovereign council, an Ethiopian envoy has said. Speaking to reporters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, Mahmoud Drir said the Transitional Military Council (TMC) had also…

Bazzi Set To Bring A Sliver Of ‘Paradise’ To The MTV Movie & TV...

The countdown is on for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, and even though the awards show is only days away at this point, exciting news about what fans can expect from this year's event continues to unfold. So what is it that fans can totally freak out about this time? Well, another performer…

Jolyon Palmer column: Why Sebastian Vettel deserved his penalty

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitor. I've been at odds with the Formula 1 stewards before - both during my career and after it - but this time I'm in…

‘It’s a tragedy’: Scores killed in attack on central Mali village

At least 95 people were killed in an attack on an ethnic Dogon village in central Mali in the latest deadly violence to hit the restive region. Nineteen others were missing after unknown armed men attacked the village of Sobane-Kou, in the Mopti region, in the early hours of Monday, the government said in a statement.…

Here’s Where The Major 2020 Candidates Stand On Federally Funding Abortion Care

By Christianna Silva On Wednesday, June 6, former vice president and current Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden confirmed that he still supports the Hyde Amendment, a measure that prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion, despite the procedure being legal across the country. Biden immediately faced backlash from the Democratic Party, and particularly progressive members,…

Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada after Sebastian Vettel penalised

Sebastian Vettel lost victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after being penalised for dangerous driving against his rival. The Ferrari driver made a mistake under pressure from the world champion, running wide at Turn Three, and pushed Hamilton wide as he rejoined the track. Race stewards decided Vettel had rejoined the track…

Sudan: ‘Several killed’ on first day of civil disobedience

At least four people were killed as Sudanese security forces moved to quell a civil disobedience campaign launched on Sunday that left streets in the capital Khartoum largely deserted. Public transport was barely functioning and most commercial banks, private companies and markets were shut, though some state banks and public utility offices were open. Opposition…

What Taylor Swift’s Allyship Means To Her Fans — And The LGBTQ+ Fandom

By Carson Mlnarik I learned about the gospel of Taylor Swift through my mom, whose car stereo was permanently tuned to country radio. Her first single, “Tim McGraw,” sparked something in me, and I was immediately obsessed  — to the point where my family was calling Taylor “Carson’s girlfriend” within weeks. I was 11 years…

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to Canada pole position

Sunday's race is live on the BBC Sport website and 5 live at 19:10 BSTFerrari's Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes to pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix. It was only the second time in seven races Mercedes have been beaten to pole - the other by Vettel's team-mate Charles Leclerc in Bahrain in…

US envoy says Israel has ‘right’ to annex West Bank land

The US ambassador has said Israel has the right to annex at least "some" of the occupied West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan. The Palestinians have rejected the peace plan before it has even been unveiled, citing a string of moves by US President Donald Trump that they…
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Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds amid tense calm in Gaza Strip

Gaza City - A fraught quiet has settled over the Gaza Strip after a night of Israeli air raids on the besieged coastal enclave following a rocket strike on a home in central Israel.  An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, announced around 19:00 GMT on Monday, was confirmed by a Hamas spokesperson, but the exchange of fire between armed…

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