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Oklahoma officer, 22, dies after shootout
- March 29, 2017

Officer Justin Terney, 22, pulled over a vehicle and asked a man to exit the auto Sunday night. "The passenger of the vehicle jumped out of the auto and ran from Terney, who pursued him on foot". Officer Justin Terney, who had only graduated from the police academy last summer, was shot several times late Sunday and died after undergoing surgery overnight, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. (more...)
UP meatsellers on indefinite strike; don't communalise crackdown, says BJP UP meatsellers on indefinite strike; don't communalise crackdown, says BJP
- March 29, 2017

Reports say that immediately after taking office, one of his first acts was to instruct police officials to crack down on "illegal" slaughterhouses in the state. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary said, "Can we let the children of meat sellers perish?". Meat sellers, especially mutton vendors, in Uttar Pradesh went on an indefinite strike yesterday against the state-wide crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses. (more...)
Another Step Toward US-Mexican Border Wall
- March 28, 2017

The latest editorial accused the government of responding "tepidly" to those eyeing the project for business and said the barrier would only feed prejudice and discrimination. President Donald Trump ran on a promise of constructing a wall between the United States and Mexico and has signed an executive order to begin building the barrier on the almost 2,000-mile U.S. (more...)
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
- March 28, 2017

Other victims of the terror attack were on-duty policeman PC Keith Palmer, 48, Leslie Rhodes, 75, and mother-of-two Aysha Frade, 43. Mr Cochran had been with his wife, Melissa, on the final day of a holiday in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary - their first trip overseas. (more...)
Why only Gaikwad, why not act against Kapil Sharma: Shiv Sena Why only Gaikwad, why not act against Kapil Sharma: Shiv Sena
- March 28, 2017

No one has so far been banned from flying for unruly behaviour though there have been incidents in the past of rowdy passengers being offloaded. Sena volunteers also organised a bike rally in Maharashtra's Omerga, displaying their support t the local MP. (more...)
Anti-corruption protests lead to arrests in Russia Anti-corruption protests lead to arrests in Russia
- March 27, 2017

Police have been deployed in large numbers for the protest in the capital. Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. (more...)
Mubarak to be Released from Prison Mubarak to be Released from Prison
- March 27, 2017

The New York Times writes that the prosecutor's decision to formally end Mubarak's incarceration is "undoubtedly awkward for Egypt's current leader, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who sometimes praises the revolution". His overthrow led to Egypt's first free election, which brought in Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. He is now staying at a Nile-side military hospital in the leafy suburb of Maadi, just south of Cairo . (more...)
Ker minister resigns over allegations of sexual misdemeanour Ker minister resigns over allegations of sexual misdemeanour
- March 27, 2017

He is the second minister resigning from the 10-month-old Pinarayi Vijayan Government. Saseendran's resignation came after a newly launched Malayalam TV news channel on Monday morning telecast an audio clip, which it claimed was the recording of a conversation between him and a woman, in which he was heard making sexually explicit comments. (more...)
China's Li in Australia trade talks amid Trump fears China's Li in Australia trade talks amid Trump fears
- March 26, 2017

Beard says there is a "volume safety limit" in place - meaning when exports reach a certain volume, the tariffs tick up higher again. Premier Li leaves New Zealand on Wednesday. But the Chinese premier suggested the build-up in the region was about maintaining freedom of navigation and freedom of overflight, not about a military expansion. (more...)
US Investigating Whether Its Mosul Airstrikes Caused Mass Civilian Casualties US Investigating Whether Its Mosul Airstrikes Caused Mass Civilian Casualties
- March 26, 2017

The US-led coalition against IS, which has been bombing the jihadists for more than two and a half years, said Saturday it had struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed. IS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces have since regained much of the territory they lost. This is the latest in a series of such deadly raids believed to be carried by the US-led coalition under the pretext of saving civilians in some of the war-ravaged ... (more...)
U.S. stresses 'concern' with Israeli settlements after intensive talks U.S. stresses 'concern' with Israeli settlements after intensive talks
- March 26, 2017

A senior Israeli official on Thursday denied reports that President Donald Trump's administration has called on Israel to restrict construction in Judea and Samaria. He said that even though the resolution called on Israel to take steps to cease all settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory, "no such steps have been taken during the reporting period". (more...)
UK Police Give Details of London Attacker, Make More Arrests
- March 25, 2017

Khalid Masood , a lone, British-born attacker, who was known to police and had a string of convictions, was named as responsible for the attack on Westminster on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the pavements on the bridge over the Thames river which leads to the iconic Big Ben tower has nearly no protective devices, and the gate through which MPs walk or drive their cars into Parliament remains strangely vulnerable. (more...)
England calls up uncapped Gibson for Lithuania qualifier
- March 25, 2017

However, England are now short of options in defence as Gary Cahill is suspended for the World Cup qualifier at Wembley, while Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have dropped out with injuries. "It's an ambition of mine". 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...)
How Bill Nighy Felt About Returning For Love Actually's TV Sequel How Bill Nighy Felt About Returning For Love Actually's TV Sequel
- March 25, 2017

The director of " Love, Actually ", Richard Curtis, created Red Nose Day back in 1988. Bill Nighy is as excited for the "Love Actually" mini-sequel as we are. However, Emma Thompson will not returning , with her onscreen husband, Alan Rickman , having sadly passed away past year. If you're looking for some way to celebrate and support Red Nose Day then you may wonder how to support the charitable efforts by Comic Relief. (more...)
Thousands throng McGuinness funeral in Derry
- March 25, 2017

Mrs Foster then recalled her personal experience of the man himself: "We attended many joint announcements together and one that sticks in my mind is the opening of the Seamus Heaney Homeplace". "He expanded the definition of "us", and shrunk the definition of "them". This is not to equate understanding Martin McGuinness with condoning the actions he was complicit in; but not to engage with the environment that created him (as well as those who took a different path) is wilful, culpable, ... (more...)
Kurdish-Led Forces of Euphrates Rage Operation Cut off Raqqa-Aleppo Road
- March 24, 2017

Also, on Monday, the US-led coalition fighter jets launched another round of air assault on civilian areas in al-Tabaqa region in Western Raqqa, killing at least 18 Syrian people. A Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday said the coalition would investigate the alleged strike. Wednesday's airlift, which Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, described as a first, displayed a new level of commitment to Syria's Kurds, whose partnership with the U.S.in fighting IS has prompted hard discussions ... (more...)
Here's What We Know About the Russia Investigation
- March 24, 2017

He said there still is no evidence that Trump tower was wiretapped, as the president asserted. American identities are expected to remain "masked" in intelligence reports and documents to protect them. intelligence usually conceals names of the American citizens in its reports, unless they are necessary to understand the matter. He said, "This does not indicate that there was any flaw in the procedures followed by the intelligence agencies". (more...)
Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack
- March 24, 2017

The former member of the parliament was talking about the NY bombing, which left 29 people injured after several trash bins exploded. She said the attacker drove into a crowd of pedestrians, then ran towards Parliament, where he attacked an officer before being killed. (more...)
Call for prayer as 22 girls die in Guatemala fire Call for prayer as 22 girls die in Guatemala fire
- March 24, 2017

Nineteen girls have been killed by a fire at a children's home in Guatemala. All the victims were aged between 14 and 17. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has called for three days of mourning. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Even outside of shelters, growing up can be tough in the Latin American country with the highest rates of child malnutrition, where street gangs often prey on children and teenagers in poorer neighborhoods. (more...)
Always forgetting where your car's parked? Tag it on Google Maps Always forgetting where your car's parked? Tag it on Google Maps
- March 23, 2017

After filling out this info, Google Maps will spawn a notification reminding you that you have a saved parking location . Google Maps will save your current parking location until you either click "Clear" or start over with another parking space. (more...)
Philly DA Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery, Fraud Charges
- March 23, 2017

The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had recused that office from the investigation due to its frequent collaboration with the Williams' office, and the case was assigned to the U.S. His office supervised the case given Williams' work ties to Department of Justice officials in Philadelphia. But his lawyer says Williams denies ever compromising a case and vows to fight the charges. (more...)
Canada Sees Increase in Migrants Entering Illegally From US Canada Sees Increase in Migrants Entering Illegally From US
- March 22, 2017

Officials in the Manitoba town of Emerson said another 29 asylum-seekers walked over the border there from the USA over the weekend. Forty-eight percent said they supported " increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally ", while 50 percent of Americans support "increasing the deportation of illegal immigrants", according to a U.S. (more...)
9.8M Viewers Watched French Presidential Debate - Agency
- March 22, 2017

Le Pen's are the most loyal, polls show. "The article concerning Francois Fillon was published on a Wednesday morning and a few hours later, the national financial prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation", Bruno Retailleau, a Fillon ally, told France 2 TV. (more...)
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. To Star In Doctor Dolittle Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. To Star In Doctor Dolittle
- March 22, 2017

Fleischer's original was the only one rooted in Hugh Lofting's original series of novels, The Story of Doctor Dolittle , The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle and Doctor Dolittle's Circus . The project will be written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Steven Soderbergh's drug trade drama " Traffic " and most recently directed Matthew McConaughey in "Gold". (more...)
North Korea threatens nuclear strike 'if single bullet is fired' North Korea threatens nuclear strike 'if single bullet is fired'
- March 22, 2017

North Korea has released a new propaganda video showing a United States aircraft carrier on fire and a bomber being shot down. "In this case, Russian Federation could turn to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons", Dzhabarov said , citing global sanctions against North Korea. (more...)
Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office, access to classified information Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office, access to classified information
- March 22, 2017

She also acknowledged the unusual nature of her emerging role. Regardless, the West Wing news still comes as a something of a change in narrative for Ivanka-following her early and oft-cited insistence that her only role in her father's administration would be that of "a daughter"-if not exactly a surprise. (more...)
Russian Federation summons Israeli envoy following IDF strikes in Syria Russian Federation summons Israeli envoy following IDF strikes in Syria
- March 21, 2017

The Israel Air Force reportedly struck out against Hizbullah targets. A senior army officer said on Monday that Israel had fired its Arrow missile at a Syrian rocket which posed a "ballistic threat" during clashes over the weekend. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed the Friday attacks, which started the latest flurry, targeted a weapons convoy intended for Hezbollah forces, who are in Syria fighting alongside the government against ISIS and other rebel forces. (more...)
US Imposes Electronics, Liquids Ban on Airlines From 13 Nations
- March 21, 2017

It is unclear which countries and airlines the ban will apply to, or how long the ban will be in place, but the official said no American carriers would be affected. Prohibited devices include laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games. These changes are as a result of a security concern relating to passengers on nonstop flights from certain Middle Eastern countries, an unnamed United States official told CNN's Jon Ostrower. (more...)
Pickup Truck Protesters Flying Confederate Flag Outside NCAA Tournament Pickup Truck Protesters Flying Confederate Flag Outside NCAA Tournament
- March 21, 2017

While it flew, the NCAA banned its championships from taking place on SC soil. We are committed to assure that our events are safe and accessible to all. This regional has dealt with politically charged events the past six months. The NCAA has had a contentious relationship with both North and SC in recent years. (more...)
Dozens feared dead after plane crashes onto runway during landing Dozens feared dead after plane crashes onto runway during landing
- March 21, 2017

All 43 passengers and six crew members have survived the plane crash that occurred in the northern South Sudan town of Wau on Monday afternoon, local authorities have confirmed. Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson, was quoted as saying: "It is miraculous, completely". Ateny said the plane overshot the runway when it encountered fog around 2 p.m. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer: LA Galaxy closing in on Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer: LA Galaxy closing in on Manchester United star
- March 20, 2017

The Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer from PSG last summer and many questioned whether he would be able to cut it in the Premier League in the latter stages of his career. "There has to be a dip at some point". And a player of Zlatan's status wouldn't want to miss out on big matches, and under the circumstances, Jose Mourinho will have a tough time to hold on to the Swede global. (more...)
Yogi Adtiyanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adtiyanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister
- March 20, 2017

In 2002, he founded the Hindu Yuva Vahini. He was arrested for allegedly inciting Gorakhpur riots in 2007. Announcing the decision after a meeting of legislators in Lucknow , Union Urban Development Minister and Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the UP result was a "watershed moment" in the history of BJP. (more...)
Kim Jong Un watches ground jet test of new high-thrust engine
- March 20, 2017

North Korea also says it can produce a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on an ICBM, though none of its claims have been verified. A North Korean military unit tasked with striking U.S. "Some of these technologies which the North Koreans are including in their rocket expansion program actually have to do with a covert method of firing missiles without being detected in advance of actually exploding the devices". (more...)
Suspected Somali pirates hijack tanker Suspected Somali pirates hijack tanker
- March 19, 2017

The ship had been carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, when it was approached by men in two skiffs. There are thought to be eight people on board the Sri Lankan boat, alongside 12,000 tonnes of cargo. This is the first hijacking in the region for five years, and maritime experts have accused ship owners of becoming complacent after a long period of calm. (more...)
EMT Struck and Killed by Stolen Ambulance in the Bronx EMT Struck and Killed by Stolen Ambulance in the Bronx
- March 19, 2017

Yadira Arroyo, 44, was responding to a call with another paramedic in the Bronx neighbourhood on Thursday night when she was hit. He is expected in court later Friday. After being transported to Jacobi Medical Center, Arroyo was pronounced dead. While being escorted by police from the 43rd Precinct early Friday, Gonzalez said, "I'm innocent". (more...)
China-Saudi deals worth billions China-Saudi deals worth billions
- March 18, 2017

Next week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits China. King Salman's visit comes as Riyadh aims to promote investment opportunities in the kingdom, including the sale of a stake in state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco. - Saudi Aramco and Norinco Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a refinery and chemical facilities in Panjin City. It was a big hit for Saudi's oil-based economy. (more...)
42 dead in air attack on refugee boat near Yemen 42 dead in air attack on refugee boat near Yemen
- March 18, 2017

A sailor who had been operating the boat, Ibrahim Ali Zeyad, said 80 refugees had been rescued after the incident. In a letter to US President Donald Trump, Amnesty International said the arms sales would only serve to further arm the Saudi-led coalition that has attacked thousands of civilians in Yemen in violation of international law. (more...)
United States denies bombing Syria mosque United States denies bombing Syria mosque
- March 18, 2017

On Thursday the US government confirmed that it carried out an airstrike in Syria which, according to AFP , struck a mosque killing 46 civilians. Senior U.S. military officials have called for increased talks between Washington and Moscow to "deconflict" operations and make sure there are no collisions between aircraft. (more...)
Residents rescued as heavy flooding strikes Peru Residents rescued as heavy flooding strikes Peru
- March 18, 2017

The 32-year-old can be seen emerging from the torrent like some kind of golem, her figure suddenly discernible as she claws her way across a insane lattice formed by the remains of buildings destroyed in the disaster. "There's a person there!" an observer cried out. Officials have said the rains are caused by the El Nino-triggered warming of the surface waters in the Pacific Ocean and are expected to continue for another two weeks. (more...)
Texas Baby Dies after Babysitter was Unable to Get Through to 911 Texas Baby Dies after Babysitter was Unable to Get Through to 911
- March 17, 2017

Another Dallas resident has come forward to blame the city's troubled 911 system for their loved one's death. "Whenever a T-Mobile customer calls 911, it creates ghost calls that the system records as 911 hang ups", writes Dallas ABC affiliate WFFA. (more...)