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25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

In this photo released by Maranhao state, African migrants arrive after being rescued by fishermen, at the pier in Sao Jose de Ribamar, Brazil, Sunday. | CARLINHOS PEREIRA / MARANHAO STATE GOVERNMENT / VIA AP

Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen.The government of Maranhao state said ...

Congo city to begin Ebola vaccinations Monday

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Residents gather near a safety ribbon in the area  prepared to receive suspected Ebola cases, at the Mbandaka General Hospital, in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunday. | REUTERS

Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a ...

Mother says her daughter, slain in Texas school massacre, spurned gunman in class week earlier

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (front), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (left) and other officials bring flowers for a makeshift memorial on the grounds of Santa Fe High School on Sunday in Santa Fe, Texas. Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at the school on Friday. The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa Fe High School. | AFP-JIJI

Shana Fisher had fended off advances for months by the suspect in the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, and finally stood up to him ...

Islamic State fighters seen vacating outskirts of Damascus amid truce

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad are deployed at the al-Qadam area near Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus April 29. | REUTERS

A cease-fire between Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some ...

In breakthrough, French surgeon builds windpipes from donor aortas

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod poses at the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny, east of Paris, on May 17. Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again. Since 2009, Martinod and his team at Avicenne Hospital have carried out more than a dozen trachea transplants using donor aortas reinforced with custom-made internal scaffolding, called stents. | AFP-JIJI

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and ...

Volunteers rescue veritable Noah’s Ark of Kilauea evacuees’ pets and livestock

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

This Saturday aerial photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava fountains from Fissure 20 in Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone in Pahoa, Hawaii. | U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY / VIA AP

When hundreds of residents of Hawaii’s Big Island fled their homes as the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, ...

In tweet tirade, Trump vows to ‘demand’ Justice Department probe claims FBI spied on his campaign at Obama’s behest

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington May 16. Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his campaign and whether any demands came from the Obama administration. Trump tweeted Sunday, 'I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes.' | AP

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential ...

Officials ID 20 corpses as Cubans mourn plane crash dead

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Evangelicals pray and cry during a service in memory of those who died in a plane crash in Havana Sunday. Officials say 110 people died when a charter passenger jet hired by Cuba's state-run airline, Cubana de Aviacion, crashed Friday in the rural outskirts of Havana. | AP

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country’s worst air disaster in three decades.Island authorities ...

Limbo in paradise: Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty and eruptions drag on

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Brothers Ed (left) and Mike Arends, who evacuated their homes in the Leilani Estates subdivision when lava started entering the area more than two weeks ago, sit outside Pele's Kitchen restaurant in Pahoa, Hawaii, Saturday. The two hope they can someday return to their homes as the fatigue of being away from their homes takes a toll. | AP

Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big ...

Rudy Giuliani says Robert Mueller told him fortnight ago Russia election meddling probe to end by Sept. 1

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington last June. | REUTERS

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign will end by Sept. ...




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