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India should get veto power at UNSC: Iran India should get veto power at UNSC: Iran
- February 18, 2018

The agreements came after "substantive" and "productive" talks between visiting President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India and Iran sealed nine agreements during a visit by the Iranian President to New Delhi including a key accord that leases operational control of part of the Iranian port of Chabahar to New Delhi for 18 months. (more...)
Pakistani man sentenced to death in in rape, murder of girl, 7 Pakistani man sentenced to death in in rape, murder of girl, 7
- February 18, 2018

Her body was left in a rubbish dump. On Wednesday, the lawyer representing Imran Ali withdrew from the case, saying that after the suspect's confession, his conscience can not permit him to represent a hardened criminal. The horror of Zainab's killing in January was brought home for Pakistanis by a photo of her that went viral on social media, showing the smiling girl in her favourite bright pink coat, with a pink barrette holding back her hair. (more...)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Resigns Amidst Political Turmoil Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Resigns Amidst Political Turmoil
- February 17, 2018

Earlier this week, men wielding sticks and stones blocked roads around the capital and the Oromia region, which has been at the centre of the protest movement, in a two-day strike to push for more prisoner releases. "The risk of catastrophic ethnic clashes is real", said longtime independent Ethiopia researcher Rene Lefort. The unrest led to a months-long state of emergency that has since been lifted. (more...)
4 personnel killed in attack on security forces vehicle in Quetta 4 personnel killed in attack on security forces vehicle in Quetta
- February 16, 2018

The bodies of the deceased were immediately rushed to the nearby hospital. Police and law enforcement personnel reached the spot as an investigation was launched. Security officials inspect the attack site in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on February 14, 2018. Later, two constables were gunned down in a separate incident on the same road. (more...)
World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction
- February 15, 2018

The rebuilding effort includes Iraq's infrastructure and economy. In accordance with this, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is scheduled to attend the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, will announce Turkey's major projects for Iraq today. (more...)
Asma Jahangir (1952 - 2018), prominent human rights activist in Pakistan Asma Jahangir (1952 - 2018), prominent human rights activist in Pakistan
- February 15, 2018

Earlier, from 1998 to July 2004, she was the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and from August 2004 to July 2010, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. She opposed the military dictators whom many in Pakistan didn't mind. Following her death, heartfelt tributes to her life have been expressed by people from around the world. (more...)
No Israelis in Russian Plane Crash No Israelis in Russian Plane Crash
- February 12, 2018

Russia's Emergencies Ministry confirmed the crash and said it was investigating the scene, and that fragments of the plane have been found. All possible causes of the fatal crash are being looked into by Russia's Investigative Committee. A source told Russian media there were "no survivors". Nearly all of the people on the plane were from the eastern part of the Orenburg region, according to the region's governor's office, Interfax said. (more...)
West Ham fans jubilant with enforcer's performance against Watford: West Ham fans jubilant with enforcer's performance against Watford: "Absolute tank", "Immense"
- February 12, 2018

In the earlier meeting this season, Watford defeated West Ham 2-0 behind goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison. The victory leaves the Hammers in 12, level on points with their opponents on 30 apiece, as David Moyes' side boosted their chances of Premier League survival. (more...)
NI Weather: Warning for heavy rain then snow and ice NI Weather: Warning for heavy rain then snow and ice
- February 11, 2018

Temperatures will also plunge down to -2 tonight. A wind warning is in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway from 3pm this afternoon, with winds of 55 - 65km/h and gusts up to 110 km/h expected. As the rain clears to the east in the late evening snow will penetrate down to low levels. As low pressure moves eastward into the North Sea, conditions will improve and brighten heading into Sunday , but temperatures will remain low in north-western regions. (more...)
Hurt As Officer In Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Motorcade Crashes In California Hurt As Officer In Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Motorcade Crashes In California
- February 11, 2018

He said negotiators are also within range of closing "several more bread-and-butter chapters" at the next meeting. The officer's motorcycle collided with a vehicle Friday in Simi Valley, according to spokesman Steve Swindle of the Ventura County Fire Department. (more...)
US Coast Guard searching for three missing fishermen US Coast Guard searching for three missing fishermen
- February 10, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard began a search for a fishing vessel out of Manasquan Inlet after a distress beacon sent out an alert early Thursday morning. Crews are searching for three missing fishermen near Jacksonville, the Coast Guard said Wednesday evening. (more...)
Mattis mum on any plans for big military parade Mattis mum on any plans for big military parade
- February 09, 2018

Widely accepted as the world's mightiest, the US military has no tradition of putting itself on parade like in Russia, North Korea or China. He's the author of "Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam". Dick Durbin's comment that such a parade would be a "fantastic waste of money", White House legislative director Marc Short tells MSNBC: "I'm not sure honoring the military is a waste of money". (more...)
Omarosa: 'I was haunted by tweets every single day' Omarosa: 'I was haunted by tweets every single day'
- February 09, 2018

Former White House aide Omarosa Newman, who dramatically resigned late previous year, has offered a dire prediction for the United Staes under President Donald Trump saying the country is "going to not be OK". Omarosa denies that and said she merely resigned. In December , some reports said she was sacked and forcibly removed from the White House grounds. (more...)
Deputy fatally shoots homicide suspect on Florida interstate Deputy fatally shoots homicide suspect on Florida interstate
- February 09, 2018

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said the suspect shot the woman in a suburban parking lot and pulled her inside his Nissan Rogue before fleeing. He said the deputies approached the vehicle, before opening fire and fatally wounding the suspect, who was sitting in the driver's seat. Police later determined the suspect shot and murdered the woman. (more...)
Light snow, freezing rain forecast for parts of St. Louis metro Light snow, freezing rain forecast for parts of St. Louis metro
- February 07, 2018

A winter storm will dump snow and freezing rain on the U.S. Midwest and the Northeast beginning on Tuesday after it caused several deaths as it snarled highways and spurred the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Chicago's main airport. (more...)
PLO calls for urgent action plan on Israel PLO calls for urgent action plan on Israel
- February 05, 2018

Since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and initiated the relocation of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to the city, Abbas has said the Palestinians will no longer work with an American-dominated peace process, and called for the establishment of a multilateral mechanism to replace it. (more...)
Ancient Ancient "Megalopolis" Found In Guatemalan Rainforest
- February 05, 2018

Results from the examination with the help of the Lidar innovation, recommend that Central America bolstered a propelled civilization more similar to complex societies like old Greece or even China. "With the new data no longer is unfounded to believe that there were 10 to 15 million people, many living in low-lying and marshy areas, which many of us had previously considered uninhabitable", said Francisco Estrada-Belli, another archaeologist from Tulane University. (more...)
China Rejects US Revision of Nuclear Strategy China Rejects US Revision of Nuclear Strategy
- February 05, 2018

The US, which possesses the world's largest nuclear weapons arsenal, should conform to the irreversible world trend of peace and development rather than run in the opposite direction, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Ren as saying. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier warned in a tweet that the U.S. policy document posed the risk of "bringing humankind closer to annihilation". (more...)
Donor nations offer US$2.3b for third world education Donor nations offer US$2.3b for third world education
- February 04, 2018

They've reportedly accused Rihanna of colluding with the Freemasons to promote homosexuality. French President appeared alongside superstar singer Rihanna for an education summit in Senegal today. The conference, in turn, asks the partner countries to spend 20% of their public spending on education - a level that can be particularly hard for countries struggling with jihadists or civilian conflicts. (more...)
Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising
- February 02, 2018

RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said the party would return Wynn's political contributions if he is eventually found guilty of sexual misconduct . Ricketts' selection has the blessing of President Donald Trump , the sources said. Todd and Pete's parents, Joe and Marlene Ricketts, are top Republican donors nationwide. In 2016, Trump threatened the Ricketts family after he learned that Todd Ricketts' mother had given $3 million to a super PAC that ran negative ads about him. (more...)
China denies bugging African Union HQ, which it built China denies bugging African Union HQ, which it built
- February 01, 2018

China's relationship with Africa and the AU will go on and be further strengthened, Kuang said. He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data from the Chinese-built AU building was being copied to Shanghai. (more...)
EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor
- February 01, 2018

According to T&L, the airline did not disclose McCall's starting salary. EasyJet is committed to equal pay policy and equal opportunity for women and men, he said . The salaries ate decided in consensus with union are men and women are eqally paid. Lundgren has over 30 years of experience in the travel sector, including 12 with TUI . (more...)
China blasts Japan over Tokyo 'disputed islands' museum China blasts Japan over Tokyo 'disputed islands' museum
- January 31, 2018

The relations between Japan and China has been strained as Japan refuses to acknowledge its wartime past to the contentment of the Chinese. Mr Kono's trip to China was the first by a Japanese foreign minister since his predecessor Fumio Kishida visited in April 2016. (more...)
Pistons make blockbuster deal, trade for Griffin Pistons make blockbuster deal, trade for Griffin
- January 31, 2018

Joining Griffin in Detroit Brice Johnson and Willie Reed . The simulations after the trade don't show dramatic improvements for either team. Blake Griffin is a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection. However, in a few weeks after we presumably change the roster even more , this could be something great. Making matters worse, prior to signing the contract, the Clippers had wooed Griffin with an elaborate and cringe-worthy pitch . (more...)
Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin
- January 31, 2018

The Kurdish proposal provides for "the return of Syrian border guards and the raising of the Syrian flag at the border to reassure the Turks", said Ahed Al-Hendi, a senior adviser to the Kurdish administration. A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria. (more...)
Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos
- January 30, 2018

Freaky reports have since claimed he made Daniels spank him with a copy of Forbes that featured his own face on the cover. "The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into "mainstream media" reporting", Ms Grisham said in the tweet , adding that Mrs Trump was focused on her family and her role as First Lady, "not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news". (more...)
Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute
- January 30, 2018

A number of Egyptian political figures on Sunday issued a statement condemning the upcoming presidential elections, saying that they have lost their legitimacy following recent repressive practices imposed by the government. In a statement , Al-Ghad Party Vice-President Wagih Abu Hagar said Musa's candidacy had the support of 27 Egyptian MPs and 48,000 registered voters. (more...)
Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president after run-off vote Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president after run-off vote
- January 29, 2018

According to data released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU), Zeman garnered a 51.58 percent share of the vote compared to the 48.41 percent achieved by Drahos. The Czech constitution gives presidents limited executive powers, but President Zeman has not hesitated to test the boundaries. Mr Zeman has sparked controversy with his pro-Russian stance. (more...)
Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest
- January 29, 2018

Footage taken by Mr Navalny's organisation showed nearly a dozen police officers arriving at his Moscow office on Sunday morning and breaking down the door, before entering the studio and interrupting a live broadcast. A dozen buses filled with riot police flanked the square as the protest gradually swelled. One group of protesters walked several kilometres and reached the government headquarters as police watched on. (more...)
French President Macron will make first official state visit during Trump administration French President Macron will make first official state visit during Trump administration
- January 29, 2018

Macron defined acceleration and flexibility in terms of realigning France "on Germany and Northern Europe", shifting from "rules defined by law" towards rules "defined by consensus" and by reducing total costs associated with energy, housing and transport to make the French economy more nimble and responsive. (more...)
Tight security, communication blockade mark Republic Day celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir Tight security, communication blockade mark Republic Day celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir
- January 28, 2018

Additional Director General of Police Muneer Khan said the girl was arrested on Thursday evening and the matter is being investigated. Giving more information, the J&K Police today said, "The arrested woman, 18, hails from Pune". The ATS claimed that the 18-year-old Class 11 student in Pune was then planning to move to Syria and hence, sent her to a de-radicalisation programme. (more...)
Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight
- January 28, 2018

McKnight eventually exited his vehicle, at which point Gasser shot him through the passenger-side window. Assistant District Attorney Seth Shute told reporters Gasser faced a possible prison term of up to 40 years when he is sentenced. During the trial, Gasser alleged that he shot McKnight when he lunged at him. Gasser shot McKnight after what prosecutors said was a road rage incident that included aggressive driving along a 5 mile (8 kilometer) route. (more...)
63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast 63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast
- January 27, 2018

On Dec. 28 a suicide bomber and other explosions at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul killed at least 41 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that may have been aimed at a pro-Iran news outlet based in the building. The Interior Ministry says a suicide auto bomb attack in Kabul leaves dozens wounded. At least 11 people were wounded in the attack. "There were pools of blood". (more...)
First lady Melania Trump leaves Palm Beach Friday night First lady Melania Trump leaves Palm Beach Friday night
- January 27, 2018

Stormy and Mr Trump have since denied the claims, sparking rumors that she was paid $130,000 in October 2016 to keep quiet about the affair. Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. (more...)
Debate Heats Up Between Trump, Schumer Over Border Wall Debate Heats Up Between Trump, Schumer Over Border Wall
- January 26, 2018

But immediately after Trump spoke, a senior White House official stressed the idea of a pathway to citizenship so-called Dreamers was just a "discussion point" in the plan that the White House meant to preview to the House and Senate later Wednesday. (more...)