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'Same cancer care for all' Labour pledge


Labour leader Andrew Little said cancer care was not consistent around the country, with people in Auckland having a lower rate of radiation treatment than people in Wellington. We will develop targets to reduce death rates and we will end this "post code" lottery by making sure there are standard treatments across all our District Health Boards. Read More »

Democratic Lawmaker Fired For Allegedly Groping A Constituent


Carroll. While we acknowledge and greatly appreciate Sen. "Carroll's life-long career of public service, we can not overlook the severity of these allegations and take them seriously". During the broadcast, anchor and managing editor Nick Storm said Spectrum News chose to air the story after Carroll was quoted in a Roll Call article last fall commenting on Jim Gray, Lexington's openly gay mayor, and Gray's ultimately unsuccessful race for the U.S. Read More »

Two people fatally shot at Scarborough barbecue, third victim in serious condition


A woman in her 20s was taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries, paramedics confirmed. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. near Gennela Square and Morningview Trail. Shots were then fired during that course of that altercation. The second incident happened inside a bar around 2:30 McGradies Tap and Grill near Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road, where at least five people were shot. Read More »

Hong Kong lowers alert as Typhoon Roke weakens


Some bullet trains running to and from Akita have been suspended because of the heavy rain, the East Japan Railway said on its website. The Hong Kong Observatory had raised its typhoon alert to 8 yesterday morning - close to the top rating of 10 - with Roke expected to make landfall over the eastern part of the city. Read More »

Six killed in latest spate of violence in Al-Quds, West Bank

It said the Palestinian killed a man and two of his children, while a woman was wounded and taken to hospital. A picture of the three Palestinians was later shared on the Facebook page of Fatah, the faction led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas , which described them as "martyrs" who "ascended to heaven for Jerusalem ". Read More »

Eight-alarm fire in Waltham engulfs five buildings in new complex


Firefighters received the first call about the blaze at 3:40am local time and arrived at the scene to find five buildings, which were under construction, on fire. "There was ash raining down on our house and they were spraying down our house with water to make sure it didn't catch on fire". It's unclear when residents will be able to return to their homes. Read More »

#LagosCouncilElections: We've done so much to ensure successful Elections - Ambode


The local government election is expected to usher in new chairmen and councillors in the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas (LCDAS) across the state. You can't stay back at home and expect things to work. The election was said to have been slowed down in some parts of the state, with the heavy downpour in some parts of the state. Read More »

Nerves! How Jordan Spieth's British Open lead vanished one terrible putt

But Spieth replied with a birdie of his own to break clear again. When Kuchar birdied No. 15 to tie him momentarily at 9-under, Spieth topped his birdie to get to 10-under. One would think he has learnt from that final round and should win his first British Open . Kuchar got one back with a birdie from the pot bunker short of the green at the par-5 17th. Read More »

UNSG calls for probe of 3 Palestinian deaths by Israeli security forces


As well as the stabbing of the Israeli man and two of his children, three Palestinians died in clashes over security measures installed at the Jerusalem shrine. Last week the Palestinian leadership called for a " day of rage " at the Al Aqsa site to protest the installation of metal detectors at the entrances to the mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. Read More »

Rights center condemns recent Israeli measures against Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque


Israel is willing to consider alternatives to controversial metal detectors it installed at a holy site in Jerusalem , a senior official says. The location is known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble Sanctuary to Muslims. Israel says the metal detectors are a necessary security measure to prevent more attacks. Erdan said Israel may eventually do away with metal-detector checks for Muslims entering the Al-Aqsa compounds under alternative arrangements under review. Read More »

McCain at home after brain cancer diagnosis


John McCain , days after he received a brain-cancer diagnosis. Flake's GOP challenger: McCain should resign Senators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him MORE (R-Ariz.) - said this week that "the medical reality of [McCain's] diagnosis is grim", and he should consider stepping down and having her take his place. Read More »

Spieth's British Open lead evaporates on front nine


He was nine shots back. Most of the players are already in the clubhouse or on their way home, and a lot of those are very happy about it. Kuchar is looking for his first major championship title. Jordan Spieth is on a wild ride at the British Open, where he's once more tied for the lead. Spieth popped his shot over the top of the hill, ending up between two bunkers on the edge of the green ... Read More »

Justin Thomas roasts Johnny Miller over Branden Grace's 62

He told us not to panic back in Dallas. With his playing partner Kuchar three shots back, and Austin Connelly and Brooks Koepka six adrift in a tie for third, Spieth is in a golden position to emulate Lehman. "I had no idea whatsoever that was the lowest", Grace said. "But when I made a mistake, I was able to be resilient and bounce back". Missing from the mix was Rory McIlroy , who looked to be a big threat when he began with three birdies in five holes, driving the green on the ... Read More »

British man shot in Philippines days before wedding


A 44-year-old Scottish man who flew to Cebu City this weekend to Wednesday a Filipina was shot and seriously wounded by three robbers on a motorcycle just hours before the wedding, BBC News has reported. Mr Naggar is now at the Southern General Hospital outside Cebu City. The Foreign and Commonweath Office (FCO) has been in touch with his next of kin. Read More »

Palestinians killed in clashes

The Palestine Authority is freezing all contacts with Israel over the Jerusalem holy site dispute and the violence which broke out in the past days, president of the authority Mahmoud Abbas has announced. In Jerusalem , Israeli police used riot gear to disperse dozens of Palestinians who threw stones and bottles at them. Israeli media said the three dead were all members of the same family, two men aged 60 and 40 and a woman of 40. Read More »

McCain's primary challenger asks him to step aside after diagnosis


Kelli Ward - who lost to McCain a year ago in Arizona's Republican primary and is now running to challenge Sen. McCain , 80, has signaled that he has no intention to step down, taking to Twitter on Thursday to vow his speedy return. "Because, you know, I have a proven track record from years in the state Senate of being extremely effective and of listening to the voice of the people that I represent", she said. Read More »

Boris Johnson to visit Kaikōura and Wellington


The main topic is likely to be Britain's exit from the European Union and a possible trade deal between the two countries. Boris Johnson will be in New Zealand until Tuesday. Also on Mr Johnson's agenda is a trip to Kaikōura with Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy to thank the community who helped 200 Britons in the aftermath of the quake in November 2016, by providing food and shelter. Read More »

Philippot refuse l'union des droites et veut parler avec Mélenchon


Le vice-président contesté du Front national Florian Philippot souhaiterait que la formation d'extrême droite s'élargisse aux "patriotes de droite" et aux "patriotes de gauche" et a partagé samedi son envie de prendre un café avec le fondateur de la France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon ou avec Laurent Wauquiez, qui incarne l'aile droite des Républicains. Read More »

Trump doesn't think he's lying on voter fraud, wiretap claims


After Conway recited a laundry list of the administration's accomplishments that she thinks have not been given "complete coverage" - including job creation, new stock market highs, and veterans' health care options - Stelter followed up by asking, "Why does attacking CNN make America great again?" "That's the scandal", Stelter finished. Read More »

Amarnath: yatra progressing smoothly, over 2.27 lakh pay obeisance so far


A fresh batch of 1141 yatris, including women and sadhus, left Bagwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps under tight security arrangements. The pilgrims approach the cave shrine either through the traditional 46-km long Pahalgam track or through the 14-km long Baltal track. With todays batch, a total of 63,301 pilgrims have left Jammu for the cave shrine in 22 batches since the yatra began from here on June 28. Read More »

Thousands Without Power Following Overnight Storms


Charles and in Lincoln County. Severe storms rolled through the St. Louis area Saturday night and into Sunday morning, leaving several homes in Missouri and IL without power. They also performed a similar rescue about an hour later near 39th Street and Leeds Trafficway. Traffic signals throughout the metro area were affected as well. Read More »

Jordanie. Un Israélien blessé et un Jordanien tué à l'ambassade d'Israël


Cette dernière n'a toutefois pas fourni plus de précisions, pour l'heure. Les forces de sécurité jordaniennes ont encerclé les lieux et se sont déployées dans les rues voisines, selon un correspondant de l'AFP. Vendredi, des manifestations ont éclaté en Jordanie pour demander la rupture des relations avec Israël et la fermeture de l'ambassade israélienne à Amman, suite à l'escalade des mesures prises par Israël vis-à-vis de la mosquée Al-Aqsa. Read More »

Thousands without water until Monday evening in northeast


The leak occurred on Friday morning and has continued over the weekend. Irish Water said works to fix the water main have been more hard than first anticipated, due to the age and type of pipe. Louth County Council has said that several parts of Drogheda that are now without water will have their supply restored later this afternoon or this evening. Read More »