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Worldwide From chirpy to moody: How pop music got the blues
Author: 0 From chirpy to moody: How pop music got the blues

We're all privy to some mopey melodies, but a new study has confirmed that over the past three decades, trends in pop music favour sadder songs. Yet "successful songs are happier, brighter, more party-like, more danceable and less sad than most songs", it continues.

Worldwide Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends Not Throwing In Towel At UFC 224
Author: 0 Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends Not Throwing In Towel At UFC 224

UFC 224 has been one of the most controversial events when it comes to a title shot. It was clear that Pennington was outmatched and had already taken some heavy hits from the champion, but her coaches did not offer her any relief. You listen and tell the referee that you'd like to stop the fight, period. Do as they ask. That eventually changed to mount and ultimately produced an armbar attempt, but through it all, Gastelum remained calm, made the right adjustments and advanced to the end ...

Worldwide US, Gulf allies sanction Hezbollah leaders
Author: 0 US, Gulf allies sanction Hezbollah leaders

The new measures also added fresh sanctions on Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who has already been designated for support for terrorism and the Syrian regime. "It is appalling, but not surprising, that Iran's senior-most banking official would conspire with the IRGC-QF to facilitate funding of terror groups like Hezbollah, and it undermines any credibility he could claim in protecting the integrity of the institution as a central bank governor", Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said in a ...

Worldwide SC Collegium Again Defers Decision to Re-Recommend Justice KM Joseph
Author: 0 SC Collegium Again Defers Decision to Re-Recommend Justice KM Joseph

On April 26, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had announced that the government had cleared the elevation of advocate Ms Indu Malhotra and put on hold Justice Joseph's elevation. They are: Indira Banerjee of the Madras High court who is originally from the Calcutta HC; Subhash Reddy of Gujarat HC who is originally from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh HC; and Karnataka HC chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari who is originally from Rajasthan HC.

Worldwide Kenya Criminalises Cyber Bullying, Publication Of False News
Author: 0 Kenya Criminalises Cyber Bullying, Publication Of False News

The law lays the ground for investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes including cyber-harassment and "publication of false information", a statement from the presidency said. Others include identity theft and impersonation, phishing, interception of electronic messages or money transfers, willful misdirection of electronic messages and fraudulent use of electronic data.

Worldwide Ride Of Silence to honor cyclists killed, injured in road crashes
Author: 0 Ride Of Silence to honor cyclists killed, injured in road crashes

The Ride of Silence is an annual worldwide bicycle ride to help alert motorists to the dangers they pose to cyclists; according to Ride of Silence organizers, 818 cyclists died and roughly 45,000 were injured in crashes in 2015. If people want their town to be more safe, Capistrant said, they should talk to city officials to see why more vehicles aren't being pulled over for speeding.

Worldwide Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh
Author: 0 Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh

Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed an emergency order that will give state agencies flexibility in helping cities and towns recover. Rodriguez told NBC New York . While municipal and utility crews worked to clear roadways, homeowners all over the region were faced with the task of removing trees that had fallen on lawns, cars and, in some cases, houses.

Worldwide Brighton homeless bus to visit Royal Wedding
Author: 0 Brighton homeless bus to visit Royal Wedding

Video obtained by the MailOnline shows two homeless men, who were camped outside a Barclay's Bank opposite the castle, being asked by police to pack up their items in clear plastic bags. Sussex Homeless Support says that Royal Borough has given the shelter a designated parking space, and that police will be signposting people towards it.

Worldwide Colchester Harbour Marina awarded Blue Flag
Author: 0 Colchester Harbour Marina awarded Blue Flag

And 125 British beaches have received a Seaside Award this year - Keep Britain Tidy's own award for beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities. "Keep Britain Tidy leads the fight to create clean, plastic-free beaches". "We're very lucky to have fantastic beaches with handsome, clean water to swim and bathe in, a magnificent seafront and a pier and promenade for everyone to enjoy.
"We hope these flags will encourage even more people to become regular visitors ...

Worldwide Angry White Dude's Rant About People Speaking Spanish In NYC Goes Viral
Author: 0 Angry White Dude's Rant About People Speaking Spanish In NYC Goes Viral

If you love this country this much! Get between them if you can and it feels safe, and do your best to stay calm and focused. A customer at a NY restaurant tried to chew out employees after he heard them speaking Spanish. "They where on there [sic] lunch time and ordering there [sic] food and just because they where speaking in Spanish to the waiter this [expletive] jumps in and started to call the waiter and my wife and her best friend all types of names and threatened to call I.C.E on them ...

Worldwide California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs
Author: 0 California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs

The bill's proponents tout dignity, choice, compassion, and painlessness. Packer said that her insurance company would not fund potentially life-saving chemotherapy treatments for her lung cancer, but instead offered her "aid-in-dying" drugs that would cost her $1.20.

Worldwide Rogue Kangaroo Spotted on South Carolina Highway
Author: 0 Rogue Kangaroo Spotted on South Carolina Highway

Curtis Holt recorded the video, obtained by NBC News. It's not illegal under SC law to possess a kangaroo with proper permits and licensing, and Stearns said the farm was in compliance with current statutes. 28 near the Georgia state line in rural SC, according to WIS. The kangaroo had escaped from its owners pen and made its way to the highway. For hours, the kangaroo was hopping near Clarks Hill, which is outside of Augusta.

Worldwide Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls
Author: 0 Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls

Addressing the party activists and media, Mr Tandon said the mandate given by the people of Karnataka to BJP is cleared showed the people's faith in the party and acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development model by them. Forget winning 35 seats, the party may even fail to get to double figures if they fail to make amends and respect the coalition partners. State President Visasolie Lhoungu congratulated the State BJP Campaign Team led by DCM Y.

Author: 0 Hamas not seeking conflict with Israel, leader…

The campaign was launched in March with the aim of pressuring Israel to allow Palestinian refugees of Israel's 1948 Independence War and their five million descendants into Israel. Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, said Wednesday the terrorist organization is "not interested in a military conflict" with Israel. The goal of these riots is one; storming the security fence between Gaza and Israel to attack Israeli civilians.

Worldwide US, China to resume talks in bid to avert trade war
Author: 0 US, China to resume talks in bid to avert trade war

Axios also reported on tensions during the trip to Beijing, saying Navarro and Mnuchin had a tense exchange over Mnuchin's decision to take part in one-on-one talks with China. But there have been signs China is seeking to add a number of unrelated measures to the trade talks, and Trump has shown a willingness to entertain them.

Worldwide California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump
Author: 0 California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump

Trump has clashed with the liberal state repeatedly about myriad issues environmental regulations, budget policies and minority rights - yet the most divisive has been the disagreement over immigration enforcement. "I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland". Brown slammed the president's meeting saying "flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing".

Worldwide Primary election reminder: June 5 is deadline to change voter affiliation
Author: 0 Primary election reminder: June 5 is deadline to change voter affiliation

Election day has arrived and voters only have hours left to cast their votes. Votes are due no later than 8 p.m. and voters can submit their ballots to any designated drop site or local elections office. Those who are not registered or who need to change their registration will find that information there, too. If you live in Rockingham County and cannot make it to the poll booth, you will still have an opportunity to cast your vote.

Worldwide NBC Reporter Asks White House If Israel Can Just 'Kill at Will'
Author: 0 NBC Reporter Asks White House If Israel Can Just 'Kill at Will'

Shah also said about the deaths that "Israel has the right to defend itself". More than 2,000 Gaza residents have been wounded in that time by Israeli fire. "Big day for Israel". "We celebrate history in the making", said Vice President Mike Pence. "Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response", Shah added, suggesting the clashes were "a gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt" orchestrated by Hamas' leaders.

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