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Bogus tsunami alert for USA east coast following test 'glitch'

Bogus tsunami alert for USA east coast following test 'glitch'

Several National Weather Offices sent out tweets clarifying what happened a short time later. "This is a test to determine transmission times involved in the dissemination of tsunami information". Don't panic, it's just a test. The National Weather Service announced the message was sent over an Emergency Alert System intended only to go to "state warning points and certain government agencies".


United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

United Kingdom court to decide validity of Assange arrest warrant

Swedish authorities a year ago dropped the charges against him because of the passage of time. Julian Assange will continue to face arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy after a judge ruled that the arrest warrant against the WikiLeaks founder was still valid.



Trump tweets memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russian Federation probe

Trump has insisted there was no collusion by his campaign and has called the Mueller probe a "witch hunt" and a "hoax". Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned that using the memo as justification to kill the ongoing investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation could "precipitate a constitutional crisis".


United Nations chief: 200m women, girls genitally-mutilated

United Nations chief: 200m women, girls genitally-mutilated

But despite its dangers, it is important to approach FGM with cultural sensitivity . Whenever you talk about FGM you have a backlash from the community as it is a traditional practice. Females undergo FGM as a rite of passage and after childbirth. It is also found in industrialised countries among some immigrant populations. "With strong political engagement, we are seeing success in several countries".


Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations

Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations

The rights group said: "Police have failed to produce Miguna in court in accordance with court orders on both February 2 and February 5, as well as Kenyan law, which requires the accused to be brought to court within 24 hours". Earlier, police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital, Nairobi, demanding that the government obey a court order to allow the stations to resume broadcasting until a final ruling is made.


Let's not panic about the Dow just yet

Let's not panic about the Dow just yet

S&P, Dow , and Nasdaq futures, at the time of writing, are down more than 4% . "If its a market correction and periodically you'll get collective idea of what you should do". Tokyo's benchmark ended 4.7% lower at 21,610.24. It was also the biggest daily point fall in the Dow since December 2008 during the financial crisis.