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Ilhan Omar: Congresswoman accused of 'anti-Semitic' tweet - Dotemirates
11/02/2019

Ilhan Omar: Congresswoman accused of 'anti-Semitic' tweet

A new Democratic congresswoman is facing a firestorm of criticism for suggesting US politicians only support Israel because of lobby money.Ilhan Omar suggested in a tweet that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac ) was buying influence to promote US pro-Israel policies.Republicans and Democrats alike said the tweets stoked anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money.The Minnesota lawmaker has previously been accused of anti-Semitism.In response to a tweet on Sunday from a journalist questioning why US political leaders always defend Israel, Ms Omar used a slang term for $100 bills, writing: "it's all about the Benjamins baby." Skip Twitter post...


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13/07/2019

Suspected carjacker dies after 'mob justice' in Philadelphia

A couple have been questioned by police and may face charges after a suspected carjacker was beaten by a mob and died in the US city of Philadelphia.Police say the man who died had tried on Thursday to steal a woman's car with her three young children inside.The woman's boyfriend, the father of two of the children, managed to chase the car when it got stuck in traffic.The suspect, 54, was then pulled out of the vehicle and beaten by the boyfriend and some local residents, police say.The suspected carjacker was unconscious when emergency services arrived at the scene shortly...
13/07/2019

Hurricane Barry closes in on Louisiana as residents lock down

A storm approaching the Louisiana coast has strengthened into a category one hurricane, US officials say.Hurricane Barry is nearing landfall with sustained wind speeds of 75mph (120km/h) with higher gusts.The system is crawling north-west at a speed of just 6 mph, dumping heavy rainfall as it tracks inland. The storm is set to most heavily impact an area west of New Orleans and officials warn floods and storm surges could be life-threatening.Thousands have been evacuated from at-risk areas and others have been told to shelter in place. More than 60,000 households were already without power on Saturday morning. All flights...
13/07/2019

State of emergency declared as Louisiana braces for tropical storm Barry

Washington: US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the state of Louisiana as it braces for Tropical Storm Barry.In an advisory, the National Weather Service stated, "There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge inundation along the coast of southern and southeastern Louisiana, portions of Lake Pontchartrain, and portions of coastal Mississippi where a Storm Surge warning si in effect. Water levels have already begun to rise in these areas, with peak inundation expected to occur later today."The slow movement of Barry will result in a long duration of heavy rainfall and flood threat along the central Gulf Coast,...

13/07/2019

Brazil's President may appoint son US ambassador

Brasilia: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday that he is considering offering his son, federal representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, the post of ambassador to the United States."It's something I have on my radar now, yes. He is friends with Trump's children, he speaks English, Spanish, has a lot of experience around the world, and, the way I see it, could be the right person for the job in Washington", the president told members of the press.The appointment would need to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before being passed to the full upper house for confirmation.Eduardo Bolsonaro said...
13/07/2019

At least 26 killed in Kismayo terror attack

Nairobi: At least 26 people were killed while 56 others were left injured in a deadly terrorist attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, officials said on Saturday.Jubbaland State president Ahmed Madobe said 10 foreigners from Kenya, Canada, America and Tanzania were among those killed.The attack occured in the port town of Kismayo. A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into a popular hotel before attackers forced their way inside.Madobe said the attack at the hotel, which is popular with lawmakers and ministers, was staged by four militants, noting that Jubbaland security forces managed to kill three of...
13/07/2019

Foundation Stone Of Pak University In Birth Place Of Guru Nanak Dev Laid

Lahore: The foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib, the birth place of founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak Dev, in Pakistan's Punjab province, more that a decade after its construction proposal first surfaced.The foundation stone of the university was laid by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Friday and would be completed with an amount of over Rs 258 crores spread over 10 acres. The government however has not yet declared about the tentative period the varsity would be built. "The construction of the BGNU will begin once the legal formalities in...