Voting Begins in the Third Phase of India’s General Election

Ashok Sharma / AP (NEW DELHI) — Indians are voting Tuesday in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony. People lined up outside voting station at several places even before the polling started at 7 a.m. The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two Union Territories on Tuesday means polls are half done for 543 seats in the lower house of Parliament. The voting over seven phases ends May 19, with counting scheduled for May 23. The election … Continue reading Voting Begins in the Third Phase of India’s General Election

Rescuers in the Philippines Search for the Missing as Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 11

Bullit Marquez / AP (PORAC, Philippines) — Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday. The bodies of four victims were pulled from Chuzon Supermarket and three other villagers died due to collapsed house walls, said Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of Porac town in Pampanga province, north of Manila. An Associated Press photographer saw seven people, including at least one dead, being pulled out by rescuers from the pile of concrete, … Continue reading Rescuers in the Philippines Search for the Missing as Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 11

Senator Kamala Harris Says She Supports Impeaching President Trump

Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall / AP (MANCHESTER, N.H.) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push for Congress to begin the process to remove the Republican president following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report — a plan all but certain to fail without significant Republican support. “There is no political … Continue reading Senator Kamala Harris Says She Supports Impeaching President Trump

Myanmar’s Top Court Rejects the Final Appeal of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

Associated Press (NAYPYITAW, Myanmar) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism’s highest honors. The court did not given a reason for its decision. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are being held in a prison in Yangon, were not present for the ruling, but their wives were. Kyaw Soe Oo’s wife broke down in … Continue reading Myanmar’s Top Court Rejects the Final Appeal of Imprisoned Reuters Journalists

Leader of Border Militia Claimed to Be Training to Assassinate Clinton, Obama and Soros, FBI Says

Cedar Attanasio / AP (LAS CRUCES, N.M.) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. The FBI declined to comment on why it waited to bring charges against Larry Hopkins following a search in 2017 but his arrest follows widespread criticism after videos surfaced of their members carrying firearms and detaining groups of immigrants crossing the border. Members of the … Continue reading Leader of Border Militia Claimed to Be Training to Assassinate Clinton, Obama and Soros, FBI Says

Mexican Police Detain Hundreds of Central American Migrants During a Large-Scale Caravan Raid

Sonia Perez D. / AP (PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico) — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year. Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000 migrants who were making their way through the southern state of Chiapas with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. As migrants gathered under spots of shade in the burning heat outside the city of Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed by in patrol trucks and vans and … Continue reading Mexican Police Detain Hundreds of Central American Migrants During a Large-Scale Caravan Raid

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down on Her Call for President Trump’s Impeachment

Associated Press (MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doubling down on her call to impeach President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of the redacted Mueller report and is calling on every lawmaker in the House and Senate to vote on the president’s fate. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said Monday at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire: “If there are people in the House and the Senate who want to say that’s what a president can do when the president is being investigated for his own wrongdoings or when a foreign government attacks our … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down on Her Call for President Trump’s Impeachment