WBC orders Fury/Wilder rematch negotiations

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered for negotiations for a rematch between American heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder and British challenger Tyson Fury to begin. The WBC also stated that if no agreement is reached by February 5th, a purse bid will be organised by the body with the purse for Tyson Fury increased from 70/30 split to 60/40 due to Fury’s market value. A statement released by the governing body on Wednesday read: “Consistent with the WBC Board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both … Continue reading WBC orders Fury/Wilder rematch negotiations

Islamic State woman found guilty of terror crimes in Canada

A Canadian jury found a woman guilty Thursday of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name attacking staff at a Toronto-area department store two years ago. Rehab Dughmosh, who was arrested in June 2017 when she was 32, was found guilty of four counts of leaving the country for the purpose of joining a terror group, assaults with a golf club and a butcher knife, and carrying an archery bow. RELATED IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in north Syria According to court documents cited by Canadian media, she attempted to fly to Syria … Continue reading Islamic State woman found guilty of terror crimes in Canada

Trump lawyer shifts on collusion, can’t say if campaign tied to Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani distanced the U.S. president from any collusion that might have occurred between Russia and other people in his 2016 campaign, saying he had no idea whether any aides colluded with Moscow during that time. Trump and Giuliani have repeatedly and publicly said there was no collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. But in a television interview with CNN on Wednesday night, the former New York mayor, now representing Trump, retreated from those earlier broad statements. RELATED Rudy Giuliani just totally contradicted 18 months of ‘no collusion’ talk from Donald Trump “I … Continue reading Trump lawyer shifts on collusion, can’t say if campaign tied to Russia

DOJ settlement requires high-profile law firm to repay the $4.6 million it earned working for Ukraine

One of the country’s highest-profile law firms agreed to turn over $4.6 million it earned for 2012 work for Ukraine in connection with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and retroactively register as a foreign agent, according to a settlement released Thursday by the Department of Justice. The settlement with the firm — Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP — is an extraordinary setback for one of the largest and most storied firms in the American legal industry. It also appeared to leave one of its former partners, Greg Craig, who previously worked as President Barack Obama’s White House … Continue reading DOJ settlement requires high-profile law firm to repay the $4.6 million it earned working for Ukraine

Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast

An enormous great white shark — believed to be one of the biggest on record — has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator. The 20-foot (six-meter) female shark — bearing similar markings as “Deep Blue,” the largest great white shark recorded — made its surprise appearance on Tuesday, joining other sharks feasting on a sperm whale carcass off Oahu. RELATED Incredible moment ‘biggest ever’ Great White shark Deep Blue feasts on whale carcass off coast of Hawaii “We saw a few (tiger sharks) and then she came up and all … Continue reading Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast

Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide

When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of mostly student demonstrators being gassed helped fuel the outrage that ultimately drove hundreds of thousands of people into the streets. The Umbrella Movement, as it became known, occupied parts of Hong Kong for months, shutting down highways and defying multiple attempts to remove them. RELATED Facebook brings India on par with Menlo Park When mass protests broke out in Harare and other cities this week, authorities in Zimbabwe had no intention of letting the same thing … Continue reading Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide