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'Jaw-jaw' not war-war with Spain, Theresa May insists 'Jaw-jaw' not war-war with Spain, Theresa May insists
- April 05, 2017

Currently, Gibraltar is mostly self-governing, and its chief minister said living under Spanish rule would be "absolutely terrible". Gibraltar's leader scolded EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday for giving Spain a right of veto over the future relationship between the British enclave and the EU. (more...)
Indian sailors on small boat hijacked off Somali coast Indian sailors on small boat hijacked off Somali coast
- April 05, 2017

This marks the second recent attack of a commercial vessel off the Somali coast since 2012, indicating that pirates have not been wholly deterred by anti-piracy measures. Investigations and rescue operations are now ongoing. Last month, pirates commandeered an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankans on board before releasing it without a ransom upon learning that it had been commissioned by Somali businessmen. (more...)
Cardinals lock up OF Stephen Piscotty with contract extension Cardinals lock up OF Stephen Piscotty with contract extension
- April 04, 2017

Third-year outfielder Stephen Piscotty is closing in on an extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have a $15 million option for 2023 with a $1 million buyout, and the option price could escalate to $18 million. Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, helping the St. Louis Cardinals top the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in a wild prime-time opener. (more...)
Did London attack expose city's 'weak spot'?
- April 04, 2017

On Friday Metropolitan Police, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley appealed for information from the public, and said officers would investigate whether Masood "acted totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda, or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him". (more...)
Israel 'blocking access' of rights workers to Gaza Israel 'blocking access' of rights workers to Gaza
- April 04, 2017

Israel and Egypt have imposed a blockade on Gaza, home to about two million people, following Hamas winning in the 2006 elections in the Strip. "We are not looking for adventures", Lieberman said during a visit to the Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border, according to his office. (more...)
All set for JEE (Main), 96000 to take exam in Andhra Pradesh All set for JEE (Main), 96000 to take exam in Andhra Pradesh
- April 03, 2017

The paper is balanced and is set from CBSE syllabus of Class XI & XII, however as expected numerous questions are conceptual with some needing analytical skills. Around 10.2 lakh students appeared for the test in the country but only 2.20 lakh students selected through JEE Main will qualify for JEE Advanced to be held on May 21. (more...)
South China Sea standoff: Beijing denies plans to build on disputed shoal South China Sea standoff: Beijing denies plans to build on disputed shoal
- April 03, 2017

The top official in Sansha City, which administers China's claims in the South China Sea , was quoted by the Hainan Daily newspaper as saying preparations were underway to build the station. On Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) and China to complete the framework of a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea. (more...)
Use VVPAT-fitted EVMs in coming Bengal polls: AAP Use VVPAT-fitted EVMs in coming Bengal polls: AAP
- April 03, 2017

During a random inspection here of an EVM connected with VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) showed that even when vote was cast for another party, it went to the BJP. On AAP's contention that some foreign countries had stopped using EVMs, the EC said such comparisons were both misplaced and misguided as those used by EC were stand-alone machines. (more...)
Northern NSW preparing for flood clean up Northern NSW preparing for flood clean up
- April 03, 2017

However communities downstream remain on alert as the torrent pushes southeast. The aftermath of Cyclone Debbie , which pounded Queensland state on Tuesday, smashing tourist resorts, bringing down power lines and shutting down coal mines, has become a huge rain depression. (more...)
UK seeks to reassure Gibraltar in Brexit talks UK seeks to reassure Gibraltar in Brexit talks
- April 02, 2017

A showdown over Gibraltar could be painful for the Spanish government at a time of economic stagnation, with areas near the Rock heavily dependent on the jobs it provides. "We've made it very clear in the last 100 years, in the last 20 years, in the last 15 years, we want a constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, where we continue to be part of the United Kingdom and independence is not something we aspire to", he added. (more...)
European Union rejects parallel talks on Brexit, trade deal with UK European Union rejects parallel talks on Brexit, trade deal with UK
- April 02, 2017

The talks will take place in two phases, the first covering withdrawal and the second covering a future relationship. But Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency, said on Friday that the two sides would only have to agree the methodology for calculating the bill, rather than the actual sum, during the first few months of talks. (more...)
President Trump authorizes increased firepower for United States military forces in Somalia
- April 02, 2017

Troops from U.S. Africa Command support the mission through information exchanges, partnership building exercises and precision strikes. The revision would give US ground forces the ability to call in airstrikes without higher-level approval, something the Pentagon has reportedly been asking for in order to realize its stated goal of stabilizing the nation, which has seen near-constant conflict for over 25 years. (more...)
Westminster Terror Attack Survivor Melissa Cochran Pictured In Hospital With Defiant Smile Westminster Terror Attack Survivor Melissa Cochran Pictured In Hospital With Defiant Smile
- April 01, 2017

She suffered a broken leg, rib and cuts to her head. Her husband, Kurt Cochran, was one of four people who died in the attack. Sponsored Content: Why Governance, Risk and Compliance is Everyone's Business - Download the Executive Brief Today. (more...)
Kim Kardashian announces plans to undergo uterine surgery Kim Kardashian announces plans to undergo uterine surgery
- April 01, 2017

While pregnant with North , she suffered from multiple issues which include preeclampsia and placenta accreta . "I want my kids to have siblings". We hope everything goes well for her! Speaking in an upcoming clip from the KUWTK episode, the mum-of-two admitted that she has a hole in her uterus that will require surgery before attempting to get pregnant again. (more...)
Kim Kardashian To Undergoe Uterus Surgery For Baby No 3 Kim Kardashian To Undergoe Uterus Surgery For Baby No 3
- April 01, 2017

Kim and Kanye West already have three-year-old daughter, North , and one-year-old son, Saint . Kim Kardashian is desperate for a third child and she will go to any length to achieve her dream. Although she could have died in both cases, the reality TV star is determined to go forward with plans to have baby number three. In another clip from Sunday's episode, Kris expresses her concerns about Kim getting pregnant again . (more...)
Hillary Clinton calls Trump's budget a 'grave mistake' Hillary Clinton calls Trump's budget a 'grave mistake'
- April 01, 2017

He added that he had asked State Department staff under the Obama administration if Clinton or her staff had their security clearances removed, but they declined to tell him. During her speech, Clinton also cited a February letter from more than 120 retired generals and admirals urging Congress to block Trump's State Department and USAID cuts, saying they save the US from spending military dollars on wars. (more...)
Russia's Young People are Putin's Long-Term Challenge Russia's Young People are Putin's Long-Term Challenge
- April 01, 2017

Admittedly, there was one Russian state-owned media outlet, RT, that did indeed cover the demonstrations in Moscow , but RT is a foreign-language propaganda network, and its coverage isn't intended for domestic audiences. Navalny's report claims this was all purchased through "bribes from oligarchs, and state bank loans". On Tuesday, Russian officials dismissed the current US state department, which issued a statement urging Russia to allow peaceful protests. (more...)
SC reserves order on plea seeking liquor outlets on highways SC reserves order on plea seeking liquor outlets on highways
- April 01, 2017

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to the Kerala government, that the SC's December 15 judgement was confined to only retail liqour outlets. "In Goa, where highways are not wide enough, if the liquor vends are taken back 500 metres from the roads as per the apex court guidelines, it may act as a deterrent for drivers to get down and walk some distance to buy liquor", Kumar said. (more...)
Manchester City focussed for tough Arsenal and Chelsea tests - Garcia
- March 31, 2017

However, United can also guarantee a place in next season's Champions League by winning the Europa League. The Red Devils have picked up 52 points from 27 matches so far this season, four fewer than Liverpool, who have played 29 games. Crystal Palace face a crucial home game against Burnley in their quest to survive under Sam Allardyce before Manchester United take on Paul Clement's rejuvenated Swansea City. (more...)
Cardinal William Keeler dies at 86; led oldest diocese in US Cardinal William Keeler dies at 86; led oldest diocese in US
- March 31, 2017

Catholic voices in the promotion of Christian-Jewish reconciliation. The experience offered him "many opportunities to work with people from other churches and to engage in a kind of informal dialogue with them, to see their goodness and their interest in things that were good", Keeler said . (more...)
Kosovo men arrested over plot to blow up Venice bridge Kosovo men arrested over plot to blow up Venice bridge
- March 31, 2017

The suspects - three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor - were also reportedly overheard praising the terror attack in London last week and discussing a desire to join jihadis in Syria. "It wasn't just theory and dogma". But police moved in at dawn on Thursday amid fears of a potential attack in the wake of the last week's murder of four people in London, reports said. (more...)
Turkey 'Spied' On Pro-Gulen Opponents In Germany Turkey 'Spied' On Pro-Gulen Opponents In Germany
- March 31, 2017

The Incirlik Air Base is located in southern Turkey close to Syria and is used by several North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, including the US, UK, and Germany, which has stationed a force of some 240 servicemen. Since last year's abortive coup Turkish authorities have purged state institutions, schools, universities and media of tens of thousands of Gulen's suspected supporters, prompting concerns in the European Union about human rights abuses. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gets Z+ VVIP security cover
- March 31, 2017

Moradabad: Days after the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi banned illegal slaughterhouses in the state, a Muslim family was denied permission to serve buffalo meat at his daughter's wedding in Moradabad district. The meat traders have been on a strike in protest against the police action, which allegedly didn't spare traders who were selling chicken and fish. (more...)
US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits
- March 30, 2017

Four democrat senators introduced a bill of law to force president Donald Trump to publish the registers of visitors of the White Houjse and his winter residence at Mar-a-Lago, published todah portal The Hill . On Friday night, the wife of US President spotted at Mar-a-Lago resort, which Trump calls "the Southern White House ". ELIJAH CUMMINGS: Anybody can get a membership at the club for $200,000. (more...)
Akhilesh, Dimple, Jaya to campaign for SP in MCD polls Akhilesh, Dimple, Jaya to campaign for SP in MCD polls
- March 30, 2017

Akhilesh Yadav, was Chief Minister till his party's rout in the UP elections earlier this month. Will meet new MLAs today, Mulayam to meet them tomorrow. He said with the rise of the RSS, this organisation is implementing its agenda in the country which is posing a grave threat to the secular fabric of the country. (more...)
Marine A: Alexander Blackman could be out of jail within weeks Marine A: Alexander Blackman could be out of jail within weeks
- March 30, 2017

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to seven years after killing a wounded Taliban soldier in Afghanistan. Sergeant Blackman from Taunton was jailed for life three years ago and originally sentenced to a minimum of ten years. (more...)
Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad travels to Delhi by vehicle post flying ban Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad travels to Delhi by vehicle post flying ban
- March 30, 2017

The primary objective of the Speaker's office is to ascertain the genuineness of the allegation-Sena has alleged that Air India has barred MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying. In his complaint, Gaikwad, who allegedly manhandled Air India staffer, said he was made to travel by Air India on economy class even as he had business class ticket. (more...)
Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's USA detention Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's USA detention
- March 30, 2017

Atilla participated in a years-long scheme to violate American sanctions laws by helping Reza Zarrab , a major gold trader, use USA financial institutions to engage in prohibited financial transactions that illegally funneled millions of dollars to Iran. (more...)
Malaysian police enter NK embassy: local paper Malaysian police enter NK embassy: local paper
- March 30, 2017

In recent days, there has been some speculation that Kuala Lumpur had done a deal with Pyongyang to send the body to North Korea, in exchange for the return of nine Malaysians being prevented from leaving by Kim Jong-Un's regime. The text was "a product of the US hostile policy towards the DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) from A to Z", its envoy said after boycotting the debate. (more...)
Young Girl Mistakes Water Heater For A Robot And It's Adorable Young Girl Mistakes Water Heater For A Robot And It's Adorable
- March 29, 2017

While wandering down the street, tiny human Rayna mistakes a discarded water heater for a robot, and doesn't hesitate to hug it and love it unconditionally. (more...)
UN official says 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan UN official says 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan
- March 29, 2017

The six died as they drove from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor , the United Nations said , through remote territory largely under government control but fought over by both sides in the conflict and plagued by militias and other armed groups. (more...)
Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's body still in KL morgue Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's body still in KL morgue
- March 29, 2017

The body of Kim Jong-nam is still in a Malaysian morgue, more than a six weeks after he was killed in a targeted attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it has emerged. It was reported on Sunday that Kim Jong-nam's body had been taken out of the mortuary for a "religious rite". The women - one Indonesian, one Vietnamese - have been charged with murder but say they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank. (more...)
Oklahoma officer wounded in traffic-stop shooting has died
- March 29, 2017

The officer and the suspect later "were involved in gunfire", Kidney said. However, on Monday morning, authorities announced that Terney succumbed to his injuries and died, according to a report in KFOR . He says that man is in intensive care for his gunshot wounds. The suspect was also shot multiple times . He's also the first officer fatally shot in Oklahoma, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund . (more...)
Fox News' Donald Trump 'alert' hilarious whether accurate or not Fox News' Donald Trump 'alert' hilarious whether accurate or not
- March 28, 2017

Some critics of President Trump and the news media argue that political commentators have set an unusually low bar for Trump. Trump was critical of President Barack Obama for playing golf 333 times during his eight years in office, tweeting about Obama's golf habit often and saying he wouldn't spend the same time on the course were he to win the presidency. (more...)
Family of American man killed in London thanks well-wishers Family of American man killed in London thanks well-wishers
- March 28, 2017

In addition to four deaths, last week's attack wounded at least 50 others, 31 of whom needed hospital treatment, Rowley said . In an analysis of attacks by attacks by Islamist radicals or far-right attackers in 31 countries, the Royal United Services Institute think tank said that the vast majority were carried out by people under the age of 40, with most jihadist attacks carried out by people aged under 25. (more...)