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Who will walk the walk if Meghan Markle’s father misses wedding date
Featured, United Kingdom

Who will walk the walk if Meghan Markle’s father misses wedding date

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Thomas Markle was set to perform the role every bride hopes her father will be able to fulfil, walking his daughter down the aisle. But if the speculation is confirmed, Meghan Markle’s father will not be by her side as she walks into the medieval chapel to exchange wedding vows with Prince Harry. That role may fall to a male friend of Harry and his bride to be, someone whom she trusts and can provide comforting supporting as she walks into her new life as a member of the royal family. Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland will be in the wedding congregation but without her father there is likely to be something missing beyond a trusting arm to hold on to. Before the ceremony at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel Mr Markle was expected to pe...
85000 Year Old Footprints Show Stepping Stone in Human Migration
Arab world, Featured

85000 Year Old Footprints Show Stepping Stone in Human Migration

    First it was a finger. Now archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia are finding remnants of other human appendages that point to an earlier migration out of Africa than has been previously assumed. Human footprints have been found in the northwestern region of Saudi Arabia near a city called Tabuk. According to a press release sent by the kingdom's Ministry of Culture and Information, the footprints were found dispersing in different directions on what was once an ancient lakebed. The find was announced by the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman, during his visit to the National Museum of Tokyo. The Japanese museum is hosting an exhibit showcasing ancient Saudi artifacts. In his announcement, the prince sugges...
North Korea reportedly begun to dismantle nuclear test site just weeks before historic Trump-Kim summit
Asia, Featured

North Korea reportedly begun to dismantle nuclear test site just weeks before historic Trump-Kim summit

    North Korea has reportedly begun to dismantle a key nuclear test site just weeks before ruler Kim Jong-un is due to meet President Donald Trump for a historic summit. Satellite images examined by American researchers appear to show building demolitions, removal of railways, and overturned mining carts at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea. The researchers are relying on commercial satellite imagery from May 7, according to the 38 North web site. The site analyzed images which show significant changes that have been made at the location which are consistent with decommissioning. Between April 20 and May 7, 2018, the probable engineering office building and a possible instrumentation shed located just outside the North Portal (where the last five underg...
Melania Trump taken to hospital with kidney condition
America, Featured

Melania Trump taken to hospital with kidney condition

    First lady Melania Trump was expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week following a long-planned procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, White House officials said. Mrs. Trump, 48, had an embolization procedure Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, her staff said. President Donald Trump visited her later Monday and tweeted that the procedure was successful and that his wife was in good spirits. The White House did not offer any additional details on Mrs. Trump's condition, though Vice President Mike Pence described the procedure as long planned as he opened a speech at a Monday evening event celebrating Israel's independence. Melania is already on the mend, Pence said. In the Senate, Minority Leader C...
Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests
Arab world, Featured

Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests

    Israeli forces killed 58 Palestinians on the boundary fence with Gaza on Monday, local health officials said, a level of bloodshed not seen since the most violent days of Israel’s 2014 war in the territory. The death toll more than doubled the number of Palestinians killed during six weeks of demonstrations, dubbed the March of Return, and came on the same day that a new U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Tens of thousands of Palestinians had gathered on the edges of the fenced off blockaded territory from mid-morning. Many came to peacefully demonstrate, bringing their children, carrying flags. Food stalls sold snacks and music blared. Israeli snipers were determined not to allow a breach, and ambulances soon began screaming back and forth from the fence, as gunsho...