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Jay Leno Drives The Iconic Ferrari 288 GTO

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:31

Jay Leno Drives The Iconic Ferrari 288 GTOFamed Ferrari Collector David Lee has a mighty impressive garage of red cars. One of Lee’s favourite Italian Stallions made its way down to Jay Leno’s Garage for the latest episode. The iconic 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO takes centerstage with Leno in awe of this mighty machine — quite the achievement considering the vehicles in his own collection.


UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisis

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:01

UPDATE 1-Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisisQatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet. Regulators grounded the worldwide MAX fleet after an Ethiopian Airlines MAX crash killed all 157 people on board this month, wiping nearly 15 percent off shares in the world's biggest planemaker. "We have confidence in the Boeing airplanes and we are sure they will find the issue they had which is still under investigation," Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told reporters in Muscat.


Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 04:17

Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questionsEthiopian Airlines said on Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly after take off this month killed 157 people. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam also promised to work closely with an investigation into the March 10 incident, after reports that the probe was under strain because the Ethiopian authorities were not sharing information with international partners. Boeing has come under intense scrutiny since the crash, the second in five months involving its new 737 MAX 8 model.


Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEO

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:59

 CEOEthiopian Airlines "believes in" Boeing despite the crash of its 737 MAX 8 plane that killed all 157 people on board and led to the model's grounding, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. "Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. "We will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the US and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong," he added.


Suicide bombers, rockets: the last days of the IS 'caliphate'

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:57

 the last days of the IS 'caliphate'Suicide bombers, snipers, rockets -- Islamic State group fighters did everything they could to defend their last scrap of territory in eastern Syria, but their diminished resources were not enough. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Saturday declared victory over the jihadists in the remote village of Baghouz, after reducing their once terrifying proto-state to a ghostly riverside camp.


Second Parkland survivor dies in 'apparent suicide', police say

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:47

Second Parkland survivor dies in 'apparent suicide', police sayTwo teenagers who survived America's deadliest high school shooting have committed suicide in the last week, bringing fresh tragedy to the Florida community.  A 17-year-old boy who attended the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - where 17 people were killed last year - died on Saturday in what police are treating as a suicide.  The boy, who has not been named, was in his second year of high school and reportedly died from a gun shot wound to the head. It comes just days after Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old recent graduate of the school, took her own life. Ms Aiello's family said the teenager had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and suffered from survivor’s guilt after the shooting, in which one of her best friends, Meadow Pollack, was shot dead. Former student Nikolas Cruz entered the high school armed with a semi-automatic rifle on February 14, 2018 and left 14 students and three staff members dead, with 17 others wounded. Students gather at a gun control rally at the West Front of the US Capitol March 14, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Credit: Getty Images Sydney, who was not in the room during the shooting, went on to study at Florida Atlantic University but struggled to attend classes because she was afraid of being in a classroom. Meadow's father Andrew Pollack, who has since become a gun reform activist, told the Miami Herald  "Meadow and Sydney were friends for a long, long time".  "It’s terrible what happened," he said. "Killing yourself is not the answer".  The fresh tragedy has drawn calls in Florida for increased spending on suicide prevention programmes and more mental health services for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school community. More than 60 local school, child services and law enforcement officials met with teachers and parents for an emergency meeting on Sunday.  "Now is the time for the Florida Legislature to help," said Jared Moskowitz, Florida’s emergency management director and a former state representative from Parkland. Another survivor, David Hogg, who has become a prominent gun control advocate since the massacre, added his voice to calls. "How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government/school district to do anything?" he tweeted. The city's mayor Christine Hunschofsky said Monday that officials are publicising the available counseling services. In a separate development, the father of a 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre died of an apparent suicide on Monday. Jeremy Richman's body was found in his Connecticut office building Monday morning, Newtown police said. Mr Richman, 49, had dedicated his time to helping prevent mass shootings after his daughter Avielle was among 20 children and six adults killed in the elementary school in 2012. Police said they will not disclose the method or any other details surrounding Mr Richman's death but said that it does not appear to be suspicious.


Mueller’s report found no Russia collusion, but vindication remains elusive for Trump

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:32

Mueller’s report found no Russia collusion, but vindication remains elusive for TrumpA summary of Robert Mueller's report offers Trump a measure of vindication, but also comes with a hefty dose of collateral legal and political damage.


Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:26

Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemakerADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash. The carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this month grounded the worldwide fleet of the aircraft following a crash that killed 157 people. "Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to be linked well into the future," he said in a statement on Monday.


The Latest: Israel military mobilizes troops after attack

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:56

 Israel military mobilizes troops after attackKFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):


UPDATE 2-Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:52

UPDATE 2-Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questionsEthiopian Airlines said on Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly after take off this month killed 157 people. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam also promised to work closely with an investigation into the March 10 incident, after reports that the probe was under strain because the Ethiopian authorities were not sharing information with international partners. Boeing has come under intense scrutiny since the crash, the second in five months involving its new 737 MAX 8 model.


China Warns the U.S. After Navy Sails Through Taiwan Strait

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:36

China Warns the U.S. After Navy Sails Through Taiwan Strait“China has been closely monitoring from start to end the passage by the U.S. warships through the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing in Beijing on Monday.


Children of Isil's caliphate left to toil in squalid refugee camps

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:25

Children of Isil's caliphate left to toil in squalid refugee campsEight-year-old Hamed cast a critical eye at the at tent peg, raised a hammer above his head and began thwacking it into the hard, stony ground. It is heavy work, and he would rather be in school. But he has little choice. “I get about 2,000 lira for putting up one tent,” he said, using the popular term here for Syrian pounds. “I can do three or four a day, so that is 8,000.” That, he said, is just about enough to feed himself, his mother, and her newborn baby twice a day. “But we can’t eat all the time,” he said. "My mother explained, we can't spend so much money on food because we need to buy stuff for the baby now." Hamed is one of about 41,000 children in al-Hol, the largest of three sprawling camps in north eastern Syria that houses former members, children, and prisoners of the Islamic State terrorist group. More than 40,000 children are living in al-Hol, the largest of three sprawing camps in north eastern Syria that houses former members, children, and prisoners of the Islamic State terrorist group Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph The fate of the children who emerged from Isil's doomed caliphate is a matter of humanitarian urgency and critical to international security. And yet the lack of provision made by world governments, including Britain's, is striking. The Telegraph has seen dozens of malnourished infants as Isil families left Baghouz, Isil's last bastion, in the past two weeks. At least 108 children have already died en route to or soon after arriving at the camp, mostly from severe acute malnutrition, pneumonia, and dehydration, according to the international Rescue Committee. The vast majority of them were under five years old, and most of those babies younger than one.  Many are also carrying serious injuries from shrapnel. The fate of the children who emerged from Isil's doomed caliphate is a matter of humanitarian urgency Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph The casualties included Jarrah Begum, Shamima Begum’s newborn son, who died of a lung infection last month. Unicef has described the living conditions for those children who reach the camp as "extremely dire." Hamed, who spoke to the Telegraph with the permission of his German mother and on condition of anonymity, said he bitterly misses his old life in Europe. “If there was a school, I’d go to it,” he said, as he took a pause in his tent work to speak to the Telegraph. "But there isn't one here." “When I was in Germany I was learning, then in Doula I learnt nothing,” he said, using the Arabic word for “State” – the term many Isil families use for the group. “They just teach like the Quran... and they teach you that you have to fight. But I said: ‘I don’t want to fight’. I don’t like to fight. I just want to be a normal one, I just want to live in a house and make my job. I don’t want to fight, I don’t want to be a warrior.” Unicef has described the living conditions for those children who reach the camp as 'extremely dire'   Credit: Sam Tarling /The Telegraph He said he had left Germany when he was five years old, and only emerged from the Islamic State two months ago. The camp, he said, is a miserable and filthy place. “Kids poop everywhere,” he said. “You have to watch where you walk. You can’t just sit anywhere, like you can in Germany.” It is not surprising. Adults in the section of the camp where Hamed lives told the Telegraph many of the young children have chronic diarrhoea.   “Play”, if there is such a thing, involves picking on one another or chucking rocks at moving cars.   “They call me a dog and things. They think it is a joke,” said Hamed, when asked about his friends. “My mother doesn't like me to be like the other children. She says maybe there is a little baby there, like three years old, and maybe you’ll hit him. Even though I don’t like to throw rocks,” he said. “It’s not a game. They come, they throw, the glass breaks,” he said. “In Germany it is not like this, you’re not hitting on cars. If you want to play you go to your friends, you have friends, they don’t call you anything, you play a bit.” The larger and more loosely regulated section of the camp reserved for Syrian and Iraqi citizens has a market which is run by Kurdish authorities in al-Hol Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Most children have little time for that though. Adults here told the Telegraph that almost every child from about the age of eight upwards is a low-paid labourer in the camp’s grey economy. “They’re already entrepreneurs. I think they wake up and the first thing they think is: who am I going to hit up for money today?” said Lorna Henri, a 54-year-old woman from the Seychelles who has become the de-facto guardian of two unaccompanied children in the camp. "I try to give them what I can." Ms Henri said boys generally sent by their mothers to run errands in the camp market, which children can access more easily than adults, and put up tents. Girls clean or offer to cook. The market, in the larger and more loosely regulated section of the camp for Syrian and Iraqi citizens, is crowded with small boys hauling hand carts for 200 Syrian pounds per errand. The market is crowded with small boys hauling hand carts for 200 Syrian pounds per errand Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Such Dickensian scenes are not unusual amidst humanitarian crisis. And across the Middle East, children are generally expected to pull their own weight at an earlier age than in the West. But the prospects for these children are bleak in more than one way. Radical Isil supporters continue to exert influence inside al-Hol, including by harassing women who want to remove their veils.  There have been reports of punishment tent-burnings by an underground “religious police”, and several women from different countries who the Telegraph spoke to complained about being labelled “infidels” by their fellow inmates. Without intervention, there is a good chance the children here will be brought up in the same poisonous ideology that turned many of their fathers into terrorists. Without intervention, there is a chance the camp's children here will be brought up in the same poisonous ideology that turned many of their fathers into terrorists The United Nations has expressed “alarm” at the situation. Last week  Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, urged member states “to take responsibility for children who are their citizens or born to their nationals, and to take measures to prevent children from becoming stateless.” Some governments have heeded the call. Last week, the French government said it had evacuated several children. But Kurdish officials have told the Telegraph that Britain has refused to take back British Isil members or their children in the camps on the grounds that it has full confidence in the legal and administrative system of Rojava, the unrecognised Kurdish proto-state in northern Syria. Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, last week claimed that it would have been “too risky” to send British officials to save Jarrah Begum, although he remained a British citizen after his mother was stripped of her own citizenship. However, the al-Hol camp is run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led Western-backed armed group that Britain is allied to. Journalists, including from the Telegraph, and aid workers visit the camp on a regular basis, safely and without incident. Radical Isil supporters continue to exert influence inside al-Hol, including by harassing women who want to remove their veils Credit: Sam Tarling/The Telegraph Nor is it true, as Mr Hunt claimed, that journalists are afforded special protection unavailable to UK officials in Syria or in the camps. In al-Hol, the foreign women constantly exchange rumours about which governments might take Isil members back. For their children, who committed no crime, the only thing on the horizon is more arduous work. "I'd like to...sell stuff. Or you know, build houses," shrugged Hamed, when asked what he would like to do when he grows up. Those are the only careers on offer in al-Hol camp. He picked up his hammer, and went back to hitting the tent peg. His blows made little impact on the stony ground. 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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 hurt

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 02:22

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 hurtAn early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a trip to Washington. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. (March 25)


North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:58

North Korean officials return to liaison office after pulloutOn Friday, North Korea had said it was quitting the office, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month. The liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea, was opened in September and had been one of the key developments made during the detente between North Korea and South Korea in the past year. The withdrawal of North Korean staff had been seen as a setback for South Korean President Moon Jae-in's attempts to engage with Pyongyang.


Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket attack injures British-Israeli family

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:58

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket attack injures British-Israeli familyIsraeli warplanes carried out intense strikes against Hamas in Gaza on Monday night after a rocket attack wounded several members of a British-Israeli family, including two infants, and destroyed their house.  Israeli jets bombed the offices of Hamas’ leader and several other facilities in what a military spokesman said was just "the beginning” of a major operation against the Islamist militant group.   There were no immediate reports of casualties in Gaza but Hamas vowed to “retaliate immediately and forcefully”, raising fears that the two sides could be hurtling back towards a full-blown conflict.   Palestinian factions reportedly began firing rockets into southern Israel on Monday night as Israeli aircraft continued their raids in Gaza.  However, Hamas said late on Monday that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire to end the fighting. Hamas authorities said schools and government buildings would be open as usual on Tuesday.  Monday's escalation was sparked by a long-range rocket fired by Hamas from Gaza towards the town of Mishmeret in central Israel at around 5.20am Monday morning, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said. The rocket hit the home of Robert and Susan Wolf, originally from London, who had their children and grandchildren staying with them. The family were woken by rocket sirens and escaped moments before the house was struck.  “If we hadn’t got to the bomb shelter in time I would be burying all my family,” Mr Wolf said. “We would all have been dead if we didn’t do what we were supposed to do.”  Seven people were wounded in the blast, including his wife, who suffered a shrapnel wound to the head, and his six-month-old granddaughter who lightly injured. None of the injuries are life-threatening, Israeli authorities said.  The family’s two dogs were killed in the blast, neighbours said, while the home was almost completely destroyed.  The attack in Mishmeret came just a week after rockets were fired at Tel Aviv for the first time since 2014. Israel carried out a limited round of strikes in response. However, Monday’s attack was considered far more serious because it wounded Israeli civilians.   Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, was at the White House to watch Donald Trump sign an order formally recognising Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights “Israel is responding forcefully to this wanton aggression,” Mr Netanyahu said. “I have a simple message to Israel’s enemies: we will do whatever we must do to defend our people and defend our state.” Robert Wolf stands inside his house that was hit by a rocket in the village of Mishmeret, north of Tel Aviv Credit: Amir Levy/Getty Images Mr Netanyahu cut short his trip to Washington to take charge of the crisis. The prime minister, who is up for re-election on April 9, is under pressure from political opponents to launch large-scale strikes. Israel’s military said it had bombed the Gaza City offices of Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas. The offices are believed to have been empty at the time.  Warplanes also destroyed buildings belonging to Hamas military intelligence branch and its internal security forces, the IDF said.   "We are just at the beginning," said General Ronen Manelis, an IDF spokesman. "A large attack is planned. I think that Hamas understands this is a significant strike following a serious incident, and ultimately, this is a price that Hamas has been due to pay for the past year."   The military wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad said in a joint statement that they intended to fight back against Israeli raids. “We will retaliate immediately and forcefully to every strike. The resistance can reach every Israeli target.”  At least one rocket was fired into Israel from Gaza while the airstrikes were unfolding, according to the IDF.  The group is under intense pressure within Gaza to raise living standards and deal with horrendous economic conditions in the strip, where unemployment is at around 50 per cent.  Anti-Hamas protesters took to the streets last week under the slogan “We Want To Live”. Hamas responded with a major crackdown and arrested dozens of people. Egypt and the UN have been trying to broker a long-term deal which would see Hamas promise to stop attacks on Israel in return for Israel lifting its crushing 12-year blockade on Gaza.  However, the negotiations have yielded few results and Hamas is believed to be trying to inject fresh urgency into the talks by firing rockets while at the same time avoiding a full-blown war.


May Faces Endgame as U.K. Leader Is Losing Control of Brexit

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:55

May Faces Endgame as U.K. Leader Is Losing Control of BrexitTheresa May will face up to her own desperately weak political position on Monday as members of Parliament move to take over Brexit policy and her own ministers plot to oust her. The U.K. prime minister is under pressure from colleagues inside her Cabinet to name a date when she will step down, with some arguing this would help her win support for her Brexit deal, people familiar with the matter said. May is hoping for one more chance to put the divorce agreement she’s negotiated with the European Union to a vote in the House of Commons this week.


The Mueller report is a massive win for Trump and a huge boost to his chances of re-election

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 01:45

The Mueller report is a massive win for Trump and a huge boost to his chances of re-electionMueller did not say definitively that Trump did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, or that he did not try to interfere with investigations into such accusations. It was attorney general Bill Barr and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who decided the president’s actions did not constitute a crime.


North Korean officials return to inter-Korean liaison office: South Korea

Yahoo News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 00:07

 South KoreaNorth Korea sent back its officials to an inter-Korean liaison office in the North's border city of Kaesong on Monday, reversing a decision two days ago to withdraw the officials, South Korea's Unification Ministry said. A group of four to five officials showed up at the office earlier in the morning saying they came to work "as usual," the ministry said in a statement.


A Viral Twitter Thread Mocking Unrealistic Ads Poses the Question: What Do Women Do in the Bathtub?

Yahoo News - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:38

 What Do Women Do in the Bathtub?The pictures show women bathing while enjoying luxurious food and drink options


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