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May 24, 2019
On Friday, oppositionist leader, Prabowo Subianto, presented a lawsuit against the presidential election results. According to Subianto, the results of the election on April 17 were rigged, and that was how candidate Widodo won with 55,5% of the votes. Now, even if the election supervisory agency declares that there was no evidence of cheating, the Constitutional Court is in charge of holding a hearing that's expected to happen on June 14 and deliver a verdict on June 28. According to a Prawobo's running mate, the goal of this lawsuit is to assure that the election process was free and fair between the parties involved.
May 24, 2019
Interpol has saved more than 50 children from an international pedophile ring formed by nine sex offenders who are now in custody. Authorities revealed that this international ring used to record how these children were abused so that the recordings could be posted on the dark web and shared with other pedophiles. Interpol revealed that there are more than 100 children that haven't been located, adding that more arrests and rescues will be taking place soon. Moreover, they announced that these sex offenders have already been prosecuted in Thailand, Australia, and the US and that more than 60 countries are involved in the investigation.
May 24, 2019
Reports showed that the sabotaged Saudi tankers have started leaking oil in the Gulf of Oman. A few weeks ago, several vessels coming from Saudi Arabia were attacked, and the US thinks Iran was behind this. Now, new satellite imagery from the Finnish company Iceye has revealed that a big oil slike has been seen coming from one of these sabotaged tankers. However, Iceye wasn't able to determine the amount of oil that has been spilled, and that's why Kongsberg Satellite Services, a Norwegian company with expertise in slick oil detection, will step in to help determine how much oil has been spilled in the Gulf of Oman over this accident.
May 24, 2019
The death toll of climbers that have died at Mount Everest in a week increases to seven, which is more than the total deaths in 2018. Although Nepal reduced the number of permits given to pro climbers to ascend the mountain to reduce the number of accidents, three climbers died this Thursday. Authorities said the climbers died of exhaustion from descending the mountain after being stuck in traffic for hours. Moreover, they explained that there is only one rope for ascending and descending, which is the reason why traffic jams at the summit are frequent. Afterward, it was revealed that two of the climbers that had died were Indian, and the other was Austrian.
May 24, 2019
Washington will send 1,500 more US troops to the Middle East as Iran keeps threatening the US. According to some sources, the government is sending soldiers so that the interests of the US in this region can be defended. Meanwhile, Iran keeps threatening the US and says that even if the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are lifted, they would still attack. Although the Pentagon was asked to comment on the recent decision of sending more troops to the Middle East, it hasn't issued any response.
May 24, 2019
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood have started taking legal action against Alabama's abortion law hoping to block it before it's official. A few weeks ago, Alabama passed an extreme ban on abortion, and now these civil rights groups are fighting to have it overturned. The abortion bill approved by the legislature and signed by governor Kay Ivey is the strictest in the nation since it states that victims of rape and incest cannot have an abortion. Moreover, the law stated that doctors who practice the procedure, and women who get an illegal abortion would face jail time. Now, abortion advocates are hoping that ACLU and Planned Parenthood can stop this ban.
May 24, 2019
Brazilian experts warned that a dam in the Gongo Soco mine is at risk of collapse, endangering the lives of the citizens living nearby. Just four months ago, another similar accident happened after a thick layer of mud buried and killed almost 300 people in Brumadinho. Now, another Brazilian community located in south-eastern Minas is in danger while monitors show how the structure could collapse this week. Authorities have started evacuating people located near the dam, admitting that nothing is certain but that they're trying to prevent any losses.
May 24, 2019
Lawmakers in Kenya have upheld a law that bans gay sex nationwide after advocates sought to have it overturned. Back in 2016, several LGBTQ+ activists filed a suit against Kenya's Supreme Court for criminalizing homosexual relations, claiming it wasn't their call to regulate a citizen's intimacy. The Supreme Court was expected to deliver a verdict back in February, but it wasn't until today that they announced that the ban on gay sex would continue, citing that other countries may change their laws regarding this topic, but that it was "the court's duty to respect prevailing Kenyan values."
May 24, 2019
Long-standing Bolsonaro supporters have persuaded other followers to gather in the streets of Brazil to defend the Brazilian president from the criticism over his rule. Bolsonaro was elected as president in October last year after Jair Bolsonaro promised to make Brazil a better nation for citizens and tourists. However, since he took office, changes haven't taken place, which has made hundreds of thousands of citizens doubt his ability to rule. Now, after the rejection Bolsonaro has received, his hardcore followers are taking the streets to show the president their loyal to him and support him wholeheartedly. Bolsonaro later said he had a unique chance to change the country, but he assured he couldn't do it alone.
May 24, 2019
After Taiwanese lawmakers decided to make gay marriage legal, the nation held its first gay ceremony where hundreds tie the knot. After decades of being deprived of a fundamental human right, and hoping that Taiwan changes its laws; at last, hundreds of homosexual couples got married in a single ceremony. The gay couples that waited for years to tie the knot had their marriage certificate signed on Friday by the legendary Taiwanese LGBTQ rights campaigner, Chi Chia-Wei. Around 300 same-sex couples are expected to register on Friday, with 150 of them being from the capital.
May 23, 2019
According to President Hassan Rouhani, Iran won't surrender even if it is bombed by the U.S. Tensions between Iran and the US have worsened over the past few days as Iran seems not to give in under US pressure. According to local media, Iran's top military chief said the fight between Tehran and Washington was indeed a clash of wills. Moreover, the military chief also said that if the US moved forward with more sanctions, they would face a crushing response coming from the Islamic nation. Now that Washington has decided to send more troops to the Middle East, US officials said they would attack if Iran threatens their interests in the Middle East.
May 23, 2019
A 102-years-old woman is suspected of having killed a 92-years-old woman inside a French retirement facility. Both women usually spent their days at a facility in Chezy-sur-Marne, until one day carers were alerted by the 102-years-old saying she had killed someone. At midnight on Saturday, carers found the body of the victim lying on the ground, so they proceeded to call the paramedics. Once the forensic team examined the body, it was determined that the 92-years-old woman had died of strangulation and blows to the head. The elderly woman suspected of murder is now staying at a psychiatric hospital where she is being examined so that authorities can determine whether she is guilty or not.
May 23, 2019
Tornadoes have killed at least four people in the state of Missouri, increasing the tornado death toll to seven across the US midwest. States like Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas are currently under alert; citizens are urged to stay indoors and told to keep their doors and windows shut. New reports show that when another tornado hit Missouri, three people died due to the storm, unlike in Jefferson City where authorities were able to evacuate a group of citizens on time before the storm swept through several buildings and vehicles. The US National Weather Service estimates that around 30 tornadoes have been reported in the last 24 hours and that 170 have been reported since last Friday.
May 23, 2019
Relatives of the disabled woman who was raped and gave birth at an Arizona medical facility have stated that she might have been pregnant before. A young woman in a vegetative state was being treated at Hacienda Healthcare, a state facility where licensed practical nurse Nathan Sutherland repeatedly raped her. New allegations revealed that since she was raped several times, she may have been pregnant before but didn't carry those pregnancies to term. Moreover, court filings revealed that her family had asked that only female nurses would take care of her, and since that didn't happen, they're suing the state of Arizona for being vicariously liable for the negligence, and the Hacienda facility for gross negligence and medical negligence.
May 23, 2019
According to a former hitman, Maurizio Avola, New York's powerful Gambino mafia family worked alongside an American explosives expert to help train Cosa Nostra mobsters to murder an anti-mafia inspector. Reportedly, an American citizen visited Palermo in 1992 to assist the Sicilian mafia with the murder of magistrate Giovanni Falcone with a car bomb. Avola says the American citizen trained mobsters to use 400 kg of TNT explosives with controllers to assassinate Falcone, his wife, and three police officers while all of them were on their way to the airport on May 1993. Now that Avola has cooperated with the police, new investigations have started that could lead to the arrest of over 100 people.
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