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Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim
- February 24, 2018

A statement from Mr Turnbull's office said the Prime Minister thanks Mr Joyce for his service, and that the Coalition remains " Australia's most successful political partnership". "I acknowledge your concerns, however it should also be said that you don't have a Federal member of Parliament in the National Party of Australia, your last member spending time nearly exclusively as an independent and only once or twice coming to the National Party room meetings". (more...)
NBA team owner fined for tanking comments NBA team owner fined for tanking comments
- February 24, 2018

And that certainly appears to be the trend in Dallas . The team with the worst record at the end of the season has a 25% chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick at the NBA Draft lottery. "This is all new to me", he said. On Tuesday, the team announced that it had engaged outside counsel to investigate reports that its former president and chief executive, Terdema Ussery , had engaged in "various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women" during his tenure. (more...)
City prepares for potential flooding City prepares for potential flooding
- February 24, 2018

Residents living in the areas of Holmedale, Old West Brant, and Eagle Palace were among those affected by the evacuation. "Now we're pumping the water out of the city so we don't back it up onto people". The National Weather Service in Tulsa reported that several county roads across Okmulgee County are flooded. Flood water will also affect a number of low-lying roadways, industrial sites & railways. (more...)
McArthur facing 6th murder charge as cops identify more remains McArthur facing 6th murder charge as cops identify more remains
- February 24, 2018

Initially, Police identified only one set of remains - those of Andrew Kinsman, another one of the men McArthur is accused of killing. McArthur's alleged victims, from left to right: Selim Esen, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Andrew Kinsman and Majeed Kayhan. (more...)
NRA CEO Gives First Speech Since Florida School Shooting
- February 23, 2018

Here's the problem. Your comments this week and those of our President have been pathetically weak", he said to lasting applause and cheers. On Tuesday, he held a roundtable discussion on school safety and gun policy with state leaders and was set to meet with students Wednesday. (more...)
Sheriff: 'Disgruntled student' allegedly overheard threatening to shoot at school Sheriff: 'Disgruntled student' allegedly overheard threatening to shoot at school
- February 23, 2018

A few hours after Chavez raised the alarm, Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators found a cache of firearms , including two semiautomatic rifles, two handguns and 90 high-capacity magazines, at his home, reported the Los Angeles Times. (more...)
Bombs Rain on Eastern Ghouta, Death Toll Above 200 Bombs Rain on Eastern Ghouta, Death Toll Above 200
- February 22, 2018

The bodies of people, including children, killed in Syrian army bombardment on the town of Hamouria in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta , are seen lying on the ground at a make-shift morgue the morning after the attacks, February 20, 2018. (more...)
Kushner Pushing Back On Kelly's Effort To Revoke Interim Clearance Kushner Pushing Back On Kelly's Effort To Revoke Interim Clearance
- February 22, 2018

Kushner's work that he has done will not be impacted and he's going to continue to do the work that he's done over the a year ago", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters during the daily briefing. "In all of Mr Kushner's extensive cooperation with all inquiries, there has not been a single question asked nor document sought on the 666 building or Kushner Co deals", Mr Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell told CNN. (more...)
Student in custody after threat made to Waterloo High School, police say Student in custody after threat made to Waterloo High School, police say
- February 22, 2018

Wilson didn't know what charges the student might face. VERNON - A senior at Vernon Township High School is expected to face charges after allegedly making threats Friday and later being found to have a weapon in his auto. Meanwhile, the kids who are just trying to get through the sucktitude that is high school? "It's imperative that students are able to be the eyes and ears of our schools, and that they feel safe in reporting something that could protect themselves, their fellow ... (more...)
Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants US To Lead Peace Efforts Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants US To Lead Peace Efforts
- February 21, 2018

In a rare address to the UN Security Council, Abbas presented what he called a "peace plan" to revive the comatose Israeli-Palestinian talks with a new worldwide mediation - in which the United States would play less of a predominant role. She said her government recognised Palestinian suffering and was "offering an outstretched hand to the Palestinian people in the cause of peace. Is it for the two-state solution, or for one-state?" He blamed the deadlock in the peace process on the United ... (more...)
Turkey denies chemical weapons use in Syria Turkey denies chemical weapons use in Syria
- February 21, 2018

Syrian state news agency SANA , citing a doctor in a Afrin hospital, said Turkish shelling of the village caused choking in six people. The Britain-based war monitoring group said medical sources in Afrin reported that six people in the attack suffered breathing difficulties and dilated pupils, indicating a suspected gas attack. (more...)
Law Firm Associate Charged With Lying To Mueller Law Firm Associate Charged With Lying To Mueller
- February 20, 2018

Gates and Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, were indicted by a federal grand jury past year on charges that they conspired to hide their profits from work they performed on behalf of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, who served from 2010 to 2014. (more...)
Russia's goal of election meddling Russia's goal of election meddling "stirring up chaos"
- February 20, 2018

Trump's weekend tweets also included attacks on the structure of the constitutional system set up to oversee a President's power. He said Sunday "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow'" at the lingering fallout from the Kremlin's election interference and that the Obama administration bears some blame for the meddling. (more...)
Netanyahu Associates Arrested in Graft Probe Netanyahu Associates Arrested in Graft Probe
- February 19, 2018

Zarif retaliated that Netanyahu's holding up of what he said was a drone was a " cartoonish circus " that did "not even deserve the dignity of a response". Senior prime ministerial aides and a number of business executives were arrested early yesterday in Israel as part of a new police investigation into Binyamin Netanyahu's alleged corrupt activities. (more...)
Australia's PM in damage control as scandal undermines deputy Australia's PM in damage control as scandal undermines deputy
- February 19, 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has held crisis talks with his deputy Barnaby Joyce to heal a unsafe rift that is threatening the ruling coalition's one-seat majority. "Obviously what else transpires - not just in our electorates but obviously on a national front - as to be thought through", he said yesterday. Labor MP Pat Conroy described the entire scenario as a "soap opera". (more...)
Dead in Church Shooting in Dagestan, Russia Dead in Church Shooting in Dagestan, Russia
- February 19, 2018

Five more people were injured before the gunman was shot and killed at the scene by local police. The gunman was shot and killed, according to local reports . Dagestan, located in Russia's North Caucasus near Chechnya and Georgia, is an ethnically diverse and largely Muslim federal republic. It was not immediately clear what motivated the shooting. (more...)
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...)