Assange lawyer says Trump offered deal to avoid extradition
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a "win-win'' deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the US if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election.
COVID-19: Canada, US travel ban extended to October 21
Americas|: Ottawa: Canada and the United States on Friday extended a ban on non-essential travel between their two countries to October 21 in order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, Ottawa announced. The world's longest border has been closed to nearly everything but goods trade since March 21, with the travel ban extended several times since then. ALSO SEE Palestine: Cafes in blockaded Gaza let people time travel to Dubai, Maldives and many other dream cities Photos: Gulf News reader shares his travel pictures in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and the US COVID-19 guidelines: Smooth travel through Dubai International Airport Photos: Gulf News reader shares his favourite travel destinations in the UAE, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia UAE: 10 time-travel movies or series perfect for the weekend "We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020," Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a Twitter message. "We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe." Both Canada and the United States have seen an uptick in new Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. Canada recorded almost 700 new cases on Friday while the US reported 44,000. Nearly 200,000 people in the US and more than 9,200 in Canada have died of Covid-19 illnesses. Travel between Canada and the United States, which usually sees 400,000 border crossings per day, has fallen off by 95 percent since the pandemic restrictions were put in place.
US: Dentist jailed after extracting tooth while on hoverboard
Americas|Offbeat|: Washington: An American dentist who extracted a tooth from a sedated patient while balancing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for crimes including illegal dentistry, fraud and reckless endangerment. Seth Lookhart, 35, sent phone footage to friends that showed him taking a patient's tooth out while standing on the two-wheeled hoverboard before riding away as he stripped off his gloves and held his hands up in triumph. ALSO SEE IPL in UAE: Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Eoin Morgan and David Warner arrive in UAE UAE: 10 time-travel movies or series perfect for the weekend From Anil Kapoor to Hrithik Roshan, Bollywood stars send birthday wishes to Shabana Azmi COVID-19: UAE announces new protocols for weddings, funerals, social events The Alaska State Department of Law said that Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton stressed that the hoverboard incident was not the most serious aspect of the case. "Lookhart almost killed many patients by performing anesthesia thousands of times without training or consent, on patients outside his scope of training and expertise, while stealing money from Medicaid and embezzling from his bosses," the state said in a statement. CNN in a report published Friday quoted Lookhart as saying "looking back, I can't say exactly when I began to go off course. "I could have and should have maintained better discipline and focus." Prosecutors asked the court to order Lookhart to pay back more than $2 million embezzled from state health funds.
German prosecutors open homicide case after hacker attack on hospital leaves woman dead
News/Technology & Science: German prosecutors opened a homicide investigation on Friday into the case of a patient who died after a hospital in the western city of Duesseldorf was unable to admit her because its systems had been knocked out by a cyber attack.
Joint push for Caribbean countries to develop a coordinated sex-offender registry announced
A joint mission to formulate a coordinated sex offender registry across 15 Caribbean nations – tracking them both in that region and eventually across the world – was announced this week, urging all governments in the sector to follow in the footsteps of Trinidad and Tobago, which was the first country in the collective to pass its own laws related to convicted sex offenders.
Trump's family separations at border played out 'exactly how it was designed to': journalist Jacob Soboroff
Radio/The Current: Journalist Jacob Soboroff, who visited a facility housing children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, says the Trump administration wanted to stoke public outcry to shock Congress into making immigration laws more restrictive.
India: Anil Dhasmana appointed new chief of NTRO
India|: New Delhi: Former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as the new chief of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Dhasmana would be the head of NTRO for over two years. The government in 2017 appointed Anil Dhasmana as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
White House announces $11.6B for Puerto Rico for recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria
News/World: The federal government will award an $11.6 billion US aid package to Puerto Rico, focused on the territory's energy and education systems, to help the island recover from the devastation brought by 2017's Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday.