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Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-corruption protest Russian opposition leader arrested at anti-corruption protest
- March 27, 2017

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Police officers moved to detain protesters and clear the square, with some using truncheons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd, AFP correspondents said. (more...)
Prosecutor orders release of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak Prosecutor orders release of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
- March 27, 2017

Ibrahim Saleh, the prosecutor, ordered Mubarak's release after he accepted a petition by Mubarak's lawyer for his freedom on the basis of time already served, according to the Middle East News Agency . Mubarak's sons have already been released from prison, and most of the charges brought against the ex-president's regime members have been dismissed. (more...)
Kerala Transport Minister Resigns After Alleged 'Sex Tape' Leaked Kerala Transport Minister Resigns After Alleged 'Sex Tape' Leaked
- March 27, 2017

Transport Minister A K Saseendran resigned from the cabinet in the wake of alleged obscene talk over phone. The minister was surrounded by controversies after a private television channel aired an audio clip of Saseendram in which he can be heard having a lewd conversation with a woman. (more...)
Planned Parenthood Plans Rally For Santa Clarita Skate Park Saturday Planned Parenthood Plans Rally For Santa Clarita Skate Park Saturday
- March 26, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he supports redirecting women's health resources from Planned Parenthood to federally qualified health centers, which, he said, will allow women to get the services they need without the controversy. Madison Shockley, pastor at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, said that religious beliefs regarding abortion shouldn't be a deterrent to supporting the broader goals of the organization. (more...)
China's Li in Australia trade talks amid Trump fears China's Li in Australia trade talks amid Trump fears
- March 26, 2017

Moreover, the agreement has led to a 50% year-on-year growth in export of red wine, dietary supplements and milk powder for Australia, making some of its food items the most sought after imported products among Chinese consumers. "It is an opportunity for China to rhetorically and symbolically look like it is building closer relations with Australia and the United States for the time being is on the outer", said Merriden Varrall, director oif the East Asia program at the Lowy Institute. (more...)
Air Raids Kill Hundreds of ISIS Hostages in Mosul Air Raids Kill Hundreds of ISIS Hostages in Mosul
- March 26, 2017

Iraqi military and US -led coalition have been countering with heavy weaponry and air strikes to support troops on the ground moving into the narrow alleyways of Mosul's Old City. A police sergeant named Mohamed, sheltering in an empty villa about 300 meters from the line as sporadic mortar and sniper fire came for IS positions, said: "They are using everything against now". (more...)
United Nations bewails Israeli defiance of Security Council's call to stop settlements United Nations bewails Israeli defiance of Security Council's call to stop settlements
- March 26, 2017

The possibility of a two-state solution seemed to have been weakened by U.S. President Donald Trump's statement in February that he could accept a single state, though he's also left the door open to two states. Trump has said the deal may not include a separate sovereign Palestinian state as sought by the past three US presidents. "The key will be ensuring that this meeting is more than a photo-op", one Arab official said. (more...)
Big Ben gets call for Southgate's squad Big Ben gets call for Southgate's squad
- March 25, 2017

In all internationals now there's no really easy games. "In general the fans have been fantastic wherever we go. That's the key, to play with intensity and to move the ball quickly". Dier said he did not hear the chanting from supporters in Germany, which was described as "disrespectful and disappointing" by English FA officials and widely condemned in the British media. (more...)
Arrested in Deadly London Terror Attack
- March 25, 2017

Press Association news agency photos, believed to be of the attacker lying on an ambulance stretcher, showed a burly, bearded man wearing black clothes. They said he had a string of criminal convictions that started in 1983 and continued to 2003, ranging from criminal damage to assault, but that he did not have convictions related to terrorism. (more...)
See New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the 'Love Actually' Sequel See New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the 'Love Actually' Sequel
- March 25, 2017

One of the only major cast members who chose not to participate was Emma Thompson , who declined to return due to the death of Alan Rickman , who played her character's onscreen husband. Comic Relief took over our screens on Friday night, with millions expected to have tuned into the annual televised event, organised to help raise funds to stop poverty. (more...)
Donegal pays tribute to Martin McGuinness
- March 25, 2017

But their outpouring of goodwill was not directed exclusively towards Martin McGuinness. As it passed them by, the people applauded. Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will represent the United Kingdom government at Thursday's service in the heart of Mr McGuinness's beloved Bogside neighbourhood in Derry. (more...)
Senate Votes to Reverse FCC Consumer Internet Privacy Rules Senate Votes to Reverse FCC Consumer Internet Privacy Rules
- March 25, 2017

The rules also compelled providers to tell customers about the data they collect, the goal of that data collection, and to identify the types of third party companies that might be given access to that information. It gives the Senate the power to do this with only a simple majority vote - meaning the Democrats can't filibuster CRA bills. Edward Markey, D-Mass. "The American public wants us to strengthen privacy protections, not weaken them". (more...)
U.S. forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines
- March 24, 2017

The US military, along with Kurdish forces and the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Foces rebel group, have moved to put a stranglehold on Raqqa with shelling, air support, and ground forces at the last route in and out of the city, according to a press release . (more...)
19 girls die in fire at home for troubled teens in Guatemala 19 girls die in fire at home for troubled teens in Guatemala
- March 24, 2017

The girls are said to have set mattresses ablaze following an overnight attempt to escape from the overcrowded center, police said. "This is a painful situation", he said, adding that the fire was started by a group of young people at the centre. (more...)
Westminster terror attack: Vigil to take place in Trafalgar Square
- March 24, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon a police officer was stabbed and killed by an assailant outside the British Houses of Parliament. Masood intially drove across Westminster Bridge, ploughing into pedestrians before crashing the vehicle and stabbing police officer Keith Palmer, before being shot by police. (more...)
Where did I park my auto? Google Maps will soon tell all Where did I park my auto? Google Maps will soon tell all
- March 23, 2017

And if you need to meet someone back at your vehicle, for example, you will also be able to share this information with other people in the future. Android users can add someone's location pin to their home screen to find out where they are quickly. (more...)
Philadelphia district attorney indicted on corruption, bribery charges Philadelphia district attorney indicted on corruption, bribery charges
- March 23, 2017

He allegedly took more than $20,000 in pension income and Social Security benefits from his mother, the charges said, funds meant to pay for her nursing home needs. Williams is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. Williams plans to fight the charges and is maintaining that he did nothing illegal. Seth Williams , who was twice elected as Philadelphia's DA, is accused of accepting bribes between 2010 and 2015 to help two business owners, said William Fitzpatrick, the acting U.S. (more...)
Donald Trump visits properties bearing his name for seven straight weekends
- March 22, 2017

Before taking on the role of USA president, Trump said that he was passing the business onto his sons, and pledged he would not discuss it with them. Deputies said the underage driver was given a citation and taken to a behavioral health center. "Snuck by secret service to catch this selfie". That cost is a burden on taxpayers to lodge and feed Trump's staff and Secret Service detail with all profits going directly to Donald Trump as owner of the resort. (more...)
Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM
- March 22, 2017

Later on the recommendation of the new Chief Minister, the Governor had also sworn-in eight MLAs as Ministers which includes Th Biswajit Singh (BJP), Yumnam Joykumar Singh (NPP), L. The Naga People's Front (NPF) and the National People's Party (NPP) with four MLAs each supported it. "It will be a government of one Manipur". The Congress' state unit President Luizinho Faleiro, former Chief Ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane, were potential candidates for the post, but each camp and ... (more...)
Manipur: Indefinite economic blockade to be lifted from today midnight Manipur: Indefinite economic blockade to be lifted from today midnight
- March 22, 2017

Now, the State Government has agreed to release the arrested leaders of the UNC without any condition and all the cases related to the economic blockade against Naga leaders including its student leaders will also be closed. In the same joint statement, signed by all stakeholders at the meeting, the UNC said it would lift the blockade with immediate effect. The development comes after the newly sworn Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh on Friday extended an invitation to hold talks ... (more...)
Gates, Zuckerberg, Musk, Trump headline Forbes' record-setting billionaires list for '17 Gates, Zuckerberg, Musk, Trump headline Forbes' record-setting billionaires list for '17
- March 22, 2017

The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. Like Yeoh, the 81-year-old Sabah native retains his 8th spot in Malaysia's richest list, however is placed 973 in the world. (more...)
Jones sidelined for England's trip to Germany Jones sidelined for England's trip to Germany
- March 22, 2017

England left Germany a year ago with confidence sky-high after goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier saw Roy Hodgson's men come from 2-0 down to beat the world champions 3-2 in Berlin. He wants to make Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation - should England qualify - but conceded that would be in doubt if Sunderland went down. (more...)
N. Korea says it's not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike N. Korea says it's not afraid of U.S. threat of military strike
- March 22, 2017

North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by US threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. Mr Yang Xiyu, a veteran Chinese diplomat involved with North Korea, said the USA could use the case of Dandong Hongxiang to persuade Beijing to do more against Chinese firms doing illicit business with Pyongyang. (more...)
Families of 9/11 victims file suit against Saudi Arabia Families of 9/11 victims file suit against Saudi Arabia
- March 22, 2017

Summary: The seventh lawsuit against Saudi Arabia has been filed against their financial support in the terrorists attacks on 9/11. For years, USA law granting foreign nations broad immunity from lawsuits scuttled attempts by September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in NY. (more...)
No information to support Trump wiretap claim
- March 21, 2017

The same hearing also heard no physical wiretapping was carried out on Trump Tower but it was possible "other surveillance activities" were used. The chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. The surveillance allegation became an issue when Mr Trump earlier this month accused Mr Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in NY, which housed the campaign headquarters for the Republican's surprise election win against Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador
- March 21, 2017

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Israel's ambassador to explain the activity - the first time Israel has been asked to do so since Russian Federation entered the Syrian war two years ago. It marked the first time Israel had used the Arrow missile, which has been jointly developed with the USA over years to defend against long-range missiles from Iran. (more...)
United States travel restrictions will affect Montreal flight: airline
- March 21, 2017

USA authorities are allegedly requiring multiple countries' airlines to ban passengers of certain flights from bringing on nearly any electronic device, according to reports . Cabin rules for flights under US jurisdiction are typically set by the US Federal Aviation Administration. None of the larger Middle Eastern airlines like Emirates have yet commented on this laptop ban. (more...)
NCAA responds to protesters that flew Confederate flag outside arena NCAA responds to protesters that flew Confederate flag outside arena
- March 21, 2017

Bragg said that during the SEC women's basketball championship in March, people came out in similar numbers and similar trucks, driving around the city with the Confederate flag attached to the beds of the vehicles. The NCAA originally placed the games in Greensboro, North Carolina. However, the NCAA has said it will no longer host postseason events there until the state repeals its controversial bathroom bill, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the ... (more...)
Ibrahimovic 'will sign' new Manchester United contract Ibrahimovic 'will sign' new Manchester United contract
- March 20, 2017

While the prospect of another new challenge may appeal to Ibrahimovic, especially given he's moved clubs frequently throughout his glittering career, United supporters would have been disappointed to see him depart after a stellar debut term at the club. (more...)
Will work for development without discrimination: Adityanath Will work for development without discrimination: Adityanath
- March 20, 2017

The party has designated two deputy chief ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, in a bid to balance the caste dynamics but many say that may not be enough. Both MLAs reiterated that equal development of Uttar Pradesh and of every single person of the state along with an end to goonda raj and corruption will remain the topmost priority of Adityanath's government. (more...)
North Korea's Kim 'acting very, very badly'
- March 20, 2017

It staged its two latest nuclear tests previous year and recently fired off missiles that it described as practice for an attack on USA bases in Japan. Zahid also said the body could not be returned to North Korea without consent from Kim's next-of-kin. "We believe there is even an important person (among them)". (more...)
Suspect faces murder charges in hit-and-run death of EMT in the Bronx Suspect faces murder charges in hit-and-run death of EMT in the Bronx
- March 19, 2017

Anis Nagi, a witness present during the incident said that he and some others stopped the ambulance when they noticed the man riding at the back. Arroyo was pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center. De Blasio thanked the officer and bystander who apprehended Gonzalez, saying, "A lot of heroism was on display amidst a great tragedy". Authorities initially said two EMTs were struck, but it was later confirmed that only Arroyo was hit by the ambulance. (more...)
Saudi King postpones state visit to Maldives over H1N1 outbreak Saudi King postpones state visit to Maldives over H1N1 outbreak
- March 18, 2017

Xi, for his part, acknowledged the mutually beneficial respect between China and "Islamic countries", suggesting China would not mind a greater involvement in Middle Eastern affairs at all. Experts say Beijing's non-interference in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy and its reliance on the region for oil is much valued. Trade between China and Saudi Arabia has grown exponentially, and the two sides are expected to expand political and military cooperation, according to the report . (more...)
Somali refugees die in Yemen attack Somali refugees die in Yemen attack
- March 18, 2017

Ibrahim Ali Zeyad, a sailor who operated the boat, said 80 refugees were rescued after the incident, Middle East Eye reports. It is not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Among the dead on the boat were Somali refugees carrying identity documents issued by the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency said. He said about 75 men and 15 women who survived the attack were taken to detention centres, and some bodies were laid in a fish market in the town of Hodeida because of a lack of ... (more...)
Pentagon denies striking Syrian mosque, killing civilians Pentagon denies striking Syrian mosque, killing civilians
- March 18, 2017

However, he said an investigation would be launched to determine whether any civilians had been killed or injured in the strike on what the USA military said was a meeting of al-Qaeda militants in the province of Idlib on Thursday. It said in a statement that Idlib has been a significant safe haven for al Qaeda in recent years. He said the US was aware the mosque was next door and deliberately did not strike it. (more...)