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  • Indonesia election: presidential rival challenges Widodo victory in court
    by Staff and agencies on May 25, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Prabowo Subianto files lawsuit in constitutional court in Jakarta, scene of fatal clashes between protesters and police this week The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election has filed a challenge against the result in the country’s top court, just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital.The legal move is the latest step in what analysts say has been a months-long campaign by former general Prabowo Subianto to discredit the election. Continue reading... […]

  • Judge bars Trump from building border wall sections with emergency funds
    by Associated Press on May 25, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Ruling immediately halts administration’s efforts to use money secured with declaration of national emergencyA federal judge has blocked Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.On Friday, the US district judge Haywood Gilliam Jr put an immediate halt to the administration’s efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction. His order applies to two projects, scheduled to begin as early as Saturday, to replace 51 miles of fence in two areas on the Mexican border. Continue reading... […]

  • US to deploy 1,500 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran
    by Associated Press on May 25, 2019 at 2:25 am

    White House downplays prospect of conflictTrump administration approves $7bn arms sale to Saudi ArabiaThe US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the US and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials on Friday publicly blamed Iran and its proxies for recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq.Donald Trump told reporters Friday that the 1,500 troops would have a “mostly protective” role as part of a build-up that began this month in response to what the US said was a threat from Iran. Continue reading... […]

  • $2.1m Novartis gene therapy to become world's most expensive drug
    by Reuters on May 25, 2019 at 1:39 am

    US approves the one-time treatment for deadly spinal muscular atrophy in infantsSwiss drugmaker Novartis has received US approval for its spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma – pricing the one-time treatment at a record $2.125m.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Zolgensma for children under the age of two with SMA, including those not yet showing symptoms. The approval covers babies with the deadliest form of the inherited disease as well as those with types where debilitating symptoms may set in later. Continue reading... […]

  • 'Broken by Brexit': what the papers say about May's farewell speech
    by Graham Russell on May 25, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Prime minister’s rare public display of emotion dominates coverage in Saturday’s papersEvery paper focuses today on the broken figure of Theresa May, capturing the moment the Maybot cracked at the end of her farewell speech in front of 10 Downing Street.The Guardian says “Broken by Brexit” below a picture showing the upset PM. An accompanying pullquote from her speech says: “It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.” Continue reading... […] Alternative Rock News

  • Corey Taylor Calls Out Slipknot Bandmate For Showing Up Late
    by Brett Buchanan on May 25, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor emotionally paid tribute to the late great Paul Gray in a new Kerrang article. He said that Gray would frequently show up late, and while the band would get angry, his lovable personality would make the band forgive him by shortly after he showed up. “Just when you thought that you’d The post Corey Taylor Calls Out Slipknot Bandmate For Showing Up Late appeared first on […]

  • Chris Cornell’s Daughter Makes Bold Eddie Vedder Family Claim
    by Brett Buchanan on May 25, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s wife Jill Vedder has released a new photo with Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily and her mother Susan Silver. Jill wrote, “Celebrating and learning more about @artscorp Seattle with some of my favorite people… the talent in the room was beyond amazing …. thank you all for sharing your gifts !!! The post Chris Cornell’s Daughter Makes Bold Eddie Vedder Family Claim appeared first on […]

  • Motley Crue Icon Reacts To Disgusting Drug Arrest
    by Brett Buchanan on May 25, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has reacted to a New York Post story titled: ‘Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles.’ Sixx commented, “Could happen to you…” Wenatachee World reported, “Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, 27, had a pistol tucked into his front pocket April 5 when the gun discharged, sending a bullet The post Motley Crue Icon Reacts To Disgusting Drug Arrest appeared first on […]

  • Billy Corgan Reveals Heartbreaking Reason He Gained Weight
    by Brett Buchanan on May 24, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has addressed what led to him gaining weight in the early 2010’s, and how he has lost a lot of it in recent years in a touching series of new Instagram story posts. Corgan recently wrote about an acoustic guitar on Instagram as well, “It don’t look like much but The post Billy Corgan Reveals Heartbreaking Reason He Gained Weight appeared first on […]

  • Axl Rose Sad Threat At The Rolling Stones Show Revealed
    by Mike Mazzarone on May 24, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed on Marc Maron’s podcast recently. On the show, Duff shared a story which Guns N’ Roses shared the same stage as iconic rockers, The Rolling Stones. During the Maron podcast, McKagan told a story in which Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose threatened around the time of the The post Axl Rose Sad Threat At The Rolling Stones Show Revealed appeared first on […]

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  • $2M drug to treat fatal genetic disease
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years. […]

  • Sudan leaders call for strike again
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Sudan's protest leaders have called for a two-day general strike starting Tuesday amid deadlock in talks with the ruling army generals on installing civilian rule, the key demand of demonstrators.&nbs […]

  • Iran wants to link Chabahar, Gwadar
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    <p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran is to propose a new plan to Islamabad to make up a joint transportation project with linking Chabahar port to the Pakistani port of Gwadar.</p> […]

  • Argentina angry over police mishap
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Protesters rallied against police brutality in Buenos Aires after three teenagers and one adult died during a police car chase. Police officers had allegedly opened fire at a car which then crashed into a truck. […]

  • Witnesses: Sex cult guru ruined family
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Jurors at the New York City trial of self-help guru Keith Raniere are hearing testimony from witnesses who say he sexually exploited three sisters from Mexico.&nbs […]