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Maldives declares state of emergency for 15 days Maldives declares state of emergency for 15 days
- February 07, 2018

He ordered Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another of the Supreme Court's four judges arrested early Tuesday. The country receded into chaos on Thursday, when the supreme court called for the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, ruling that their trails were politically motivated and flawed. (more...)
Fed Caps Growth at Wells Fargo Over Sham Accounts, Other Consumer Abuses Fed Caps Growth at Wells Fargo Over Sham Accounts, Other Consumer Abuses
- February 07, 2018

As Yellen departs, the only Fed chair in almost 40 years not to be reappointed for a second term, she leaves an economy with unemployment at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent - half the rate when she became chair - quiet inflation and almost four years of uninterrupted growth. (more...)
Pakistan offers joint investigation into Kabul attack Pakistan offers joint investigation into Kabul attack
- February 06, 2018

Shedding light on the meeting, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had stressed the need to resolve Pak-Afghan issues bilaterally and said Pakistan "stands with its Afghan brothers in this hour of grief", referring to the recent spate of bomb-and-gun attacks in Kabul over the past month which have claimed almost 200 lives. (more...)
Rajnath stages roadshow amid clamour for change in Tripura Rajnath stages roadshow amid clamour for change in Tripura
- February 06, 2018

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Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation
- February 06, 2018

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North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest after having baby together North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest after having baby together
- February 05, 2018

Steven Pladl and his daughter Katie Pladl are both now facing criminal charges after the scandal was uncovered by the police. Police in suburban Richmond issued arrest warrants for Steven Pladl and Katie last November. A baby boy was found with them when they were arrested. When police arrested father and daughter, a baby boy, born in September 2017, was with them. A man, who is a father of three kids, left his wife to start an incestuous relationship with his biological daughter and now, ... (more...)
Egypt is Having Secret Alliance with Israel Egypt is Having Secret Alliance with Israel
- February 05, 2018

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, unlike his predecessor Mohammed Morsi, is considered to be close ally of Israel and United States and their partners in the region. Israel began the airstrikes after a Russian plane was shot down by terrorists over Sinai in October 2014, the report said. Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab nations with peace treaties with Israel. (more...)
Blunt signals optimism on NAFTA talks Blunt signals optimism on NAFTA talks
- February 05, 2018

Trade officials agreed on a new treaty's anti-corruption provisions and narrowed the gaps over customs issues. The group's president and CEO, John Bozzella, said, "If the United States withdraws from NAFTA , vehicle prices will go up, and American auto workers will lose". (more...)
Avalanche kills 3 Indian army soldiers in Kashmir Avalanche kills 3 Indian army soldiers in Kashmir
- February 04, 2018

Officials said an avalanche hit the post of Army's Rajputana battalion near Sonpundi post in Machil sector around 4 pm. Avalanches and landslides are common in Himalayan Kashmir. The soldiers were from the 21 Rajput regiment, an unidentified senior Army officer told GNS . Four soldiers were swept. In January previous year 14 soldiers lost their lives in two snow avalanche in Gurez sector in Bandipora district while Major Amit Sagar of the High Altitude Warfare School died when an Army ... (more...)
Syria rebels shoot down Russian jet, monitoring group says
- February 04, 2018

Russian Federation has launched a bombing campaign against revel groups in Syria in support of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Idlib has been a haven for tens of thousands of rebels and civilians who were forced to abandon their homes in other parts of western Syria that the government and its foreign military allies have recaptured from terrorists. (more...)
Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding
- February 04, 2018

Macron and Rihanna previously met in Paris last summer, where the two discussed education and her charitable foundation to promote education worldwide. Partner countries in the GPE scheme are required to earmark 20 percent of their national budgets for education - a tough goal for developing nations battling jihadists or civil conflicts. (more...)
Turkey: Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave wound 9 people Turkey: Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave wound 9 people
- February 04, 2018

F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border. The statement said that since the beginning of the operation 13 Turkish soldiers had been martyred and 57 wounded. (more...)
Australia's Spy Agency Moves To Secure Cabinets Filled With Cabinet Secrets Australia's Spy Agency Moves To Secure Cabinets Filled With Cabinet Secrets
- February 03, 2018

The trove of files was revealed by broadcaster ABC , which described the so-called " Cabinet Files " as "one of the biggest breaches of cabinet security in Australian history". The Australian reported an urgent inquiry had been launched to discover how the files were allowed to make it into private hands. The documents contained in the secret cabinet files revealed the inner workings of five separate governments. (more...)
'Cheaters Edition' of Monopoly coming soon to store shelves 'Cheaters Edition' of Monopoly coming soon to store shelves
- February 03, 2018

Ironically, the announcement comes about two weeks after Hasboro announced the Monopoly CheatBot, a Facebook chatbot that Monopoly players can use from January 16 to February 16 to report someone cheating in a game in real time. Since, according to a study by Hasbro , the company behind the popular childhood game, nearly half of all players cheat at some point or the other! Along with the regular Community Chest and Chance cards, there will be 15 cheat cards. (more...)
New events coming to CMU for Black History Month New events coming to CMU for Black History Month
- February 02, 2018

Woodson was born in the state of Virginia in 1875. He was the son of former slaves. He ended up entering high school at the age of 20, and received his diploma in two years. Doors will open at noon and the performance will begin at 1 p.m. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a press release. (more...)
'Super Blue Blood Moon' eclipse puts on a show in Southern California 'Super Blue Blood Moon' eclipse puts on a show in Southern California
- February 02, 2018

It's a once in a " blue moon " occurrence and time for the moon to take the spotlight. Based on the definition of astrologer Richard Noelle, a super moon comes around 361,000 kilometers of Earth , measured from the center of the moon and Earth . (more...)
United States missile interceptor test fails United States missile interceptor test fails
- February 02, 2018

The U.S., South Korea and Japan all possess Aegis-equipped warships, and the missile-defense capability is seen as ever more essential as North Korea appears to be getting closer to perfecting it nuclear weapon and ICBM programs. The worker who then sent the emergency alert failed to hear the "exercise" portion of the message and acted upon the "This is not a drill" part of the message that should not have been included, according to the report. (more...)
Politics over Rahul Gandhi's jacket Politics over Rahul Gandhi's jacket
- February 01, 2018

In an apparent retort to Rahul Gandhi's suit-boot ki sarkar jibe, the BJP had claimed the Congress President wore a jacket worth $995 at a concert oragnised by his party in the poll-bound state yesterday. You mean to say they have no other work than to search online for jacket rates. Rahul Gandhi connects with the young. Rahul was attending a concert in Shillong when he was seen sporting the apparel. (more...)
Bitcoin drops 12%, falls below $10000 amid broad cryptocurrency sell-off Bitcoin drops 12%, falls below $10000 amid broad cryptocurrency sell-off
- February 01, 2018

These new regulations will not remove fiat from the crypto system but will allow new traders to open new accounts, old traders to resume trading, and the exchanges that were taken offline a month ago, to begin transacting under more stringent safeguards. (more...)
CJI paves method for HC decide to be eliminated over admissions rip-off CJI paves method for HC decide to be eliminated over admissions rip-off
- February 01, 2018

Following the committee's report, the CJI, in accordance with the relevant in-house procedure, advised Shukla to either resign or seek voluntary retirement forthwith. Sources familiar with the matter said that justice Shukla has not been attending the high court since the last week as all judicial work has been taken away from him. (more...)
Schoolgirl killed in Turkey by rockets from Syria Schoolgirl killed in Turkey by rockets from Syria
- February 01, 2018

Addressing parliament on Tuesday, Canikli denied reports of civilian deaths in the offensive, saying, "No civilian has been harmed in Operation Olive Branch of Turkish Armed Forces and the FSA". "If it turns out that this operation takes a turn other than to fight a potential terrorist threat to the Turkish border and becomes an invasion operation, (then) this becomes a real problem for us", Macon said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper published on Wednesday. (more...)
Police made quick decision in Bruce McArthur arrest to protect young man Police made quick decision in Bruce McArthur arrest to protect young man
- February 01, 2018

Greg Downer, leader of the Toronto Missing Rainbow Community, speaks to reporters along side sisters of the missing and murdered Andrew Kinsman after the arrest of Bruce McArthur . Kinsman was reported missing in June. Photo of the 53 Mallory Crescent home on Google Maps, taken in September 2015. Lisowick was never reported missing, but police suspect he was killed in 2017. (more...)
Catalan parliament delays naming leader but backs Puigdemont Catalan parliament delays naming leader but backs Puigdemont
- January 31, 2018

Elsa Artadi, spokeswoman for Mr Puigdemont's Together for Catalonia (JxCat) coalition, said "the guarantees are already there today and so is the absolute majority of 68 seats". Torrent said he had now "personally committed to guaranteeing his immunity" after the former First Minister petitioned the Speaker for such protection on Monday. (more...)
Israeli army shoots dead Palestinian teen in West Bank Israeli army shoots dead Palestinian teen in West Bank
- January 31, 2018

As he began to speak, Arab-Israeli lawmakers from the Joint Arab List party began waving signs protesting the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, leading to their expulsion from the Knesset chamber. Trump told reporters at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that "the money is on the table". On Wednesday, Palestinian and Israeli media reported that the Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and arrested another in the West Bank town of Jenin. (more...)
Paris remains on flood alert, 1000 evacuated as Seine rises Paris remains on flood alert, 1000 evacuated as Seine rises
- January 31, 2018

The flooding has closed seven of the main statins on the RER C, knocked out electricity in a large number of homes and forced over 1,000 people to be evacuated. France saw nearly double the amount of normal rainfall during December and January, according to national weather agency Meteo France. Some expressways that run alongside the Seine have also been closed. (more...)
Saudi Arabia frees all corruption detainees from Ritz 'prison' Saudi Arabia frees all corruption detainees from Ritz 'prison'
- January 31, 2018

Riyadh's Ritz Carlton Hotel is returning to business as usual, a Saudi official said on Tuesday, with all detainees having been released over an alleged corruption probe, but 56 remain in custody at other locations. MBC said the investigation found Ibrahim completely innocent of wrongdoing and Prince Alwaleed has insisted he is innocent, although Saudi officials said both men agreed to settlements after admitting unspecified "violations". (more...)
Yemen: UAE-backed separatists 'take control' of Aden Yemen: UAE-backed separatists 'take control' of Aden
- January 31, 2018

Aden residents claimed that the STC fighters overpowered Hadi's forces in central Aden's Crater and Tawahi districts. Saudi Arabia backs Mr Hadi, who is based in Riyadh, while the United Arab Emirates - a key partner in the coalition - is closely aligned with the separatists. (more...)
Man who built Ikea into world's largest furniture retailer has died Man who built Ikea into world's largest furniture retailer has died
- January 30, 2018

In a statement on Sunday, Ikea said that Mr Kamprad had "peacefully passed away at his home". "Born in Småland in 1926, Kamprad was 5 when he contracted with an aunt who lived in Stockholm to buy boxes of matches in bulk, selling them locally at a huge profit, according to The New Yorker ". (more...)
Egypt's presidential aspirant Sami Anan detained in military prison Egypt's presidential aspirant Sami Anan detained in military prison
- January 30, 2018

Ahmed Shafiq, a prime minister under Egypt's former long-serving president Hosni Mubarak had vowed to stand but changed his mind after claiming the climate in the country was not right for free elections. A runoff vote will be held in April if no candidate receives more than 50 percent support in the first round. The signatories of Sunday's statement include 2012 presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh, former lawmaker Mohammed Anwar Sadat , who quit the race saying he feared for ... (more...)
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down under pressure FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down under pressure
- January 30, 2018

As expected he will take accumulated leave and remain on the payroll until March when he is eligible to retire with full benefits. McCabe already had meant to retire this spring, but his presence at the bureau had increasingly become a focal point of anger for Trump, who continues to fume about the special counsel investigation into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation. (more...)
Polish, Israeli officials to talk amid tensions over historical issues Polish, Israeli officials to talk amid tensions over historical issues
- January 30, 2018

Netanyahu's government generally has had good relations with Poland, which has been recently voting with Israel in worldwide organizations. Polish officials routinely request corrections when global media or politicians describe as "Polish" former death camps such as Auschwitz set up by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. (more...)
Polish Climbers Scale Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' to Rescue French Woman, Pole Polish Climbers Scale Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' to Rescue French Woman, Pole
- January 29, 2018

Mackiewicz is reportedly in critical condition, suffering from frostbite and snow blindness, while Revol's left toes are frostbitten, according to the Express Tribune . Haidri said the rescuers are in the process of transferring Revol, who has frostbite on her feet and can not walk, to a nearby town. Any extra money raised will now go to Mackiewicz's family. (more...)
Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at Pa. car wash; 5 dead Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at Pa. car wash; 5 dead
- January 29, 2018

The spokesman did not provide further details. He said two bodies were found in a pickup and two others on the vehicle wash parking lot. Police said it was possible that the shooter was among those found dead. The shooter, 28, was reportedly armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a 9mm handgun, and a 308 rifle, and had several magazines for those weapons. (more...)
Pro-Russian and liberal clash in Czech presidential showdown Pro-Russian and liberal clash in Czech presidential showdown
- January 29, 2018

The current Prime Minister , billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, is a firm ally of Zeman. Drahos won in most of the main cities while Zeman's support was primarily in smaller towns and the country. Both Zeman and Drahoš have rejected the EU's refugee quotas, but unlike Zeman, Drahoš has said his country should differentiate between economic migrants and war refugees and follow the bloc's asylum procedures. (more...)
Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny has been arrested in Moscow Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny has been arrested in Moscow
- January 29, 2018

He has called on supporters to continue the demonstrations despite his arrest Sunday. Moscow's prosecutors earlier warned organizers of an unsanctioned rally along the central street against violating the legislation on organization of rallies and demonstrations. (more...)
Trump to Host State Visit for France's Macron Trump to Host State Visit for France's Macron
- January 29, 2018

But their relationship began to thaw after Trump accepted an invitation to visit Paris last July for the Bastille Day military parade, a display that impressed Trump so much that he later said he hoped to stage a similar event in Washington on Independence Day. (more...)
George Soros: 'Trump would like to establish a mafia state' George Soros: 'Trump would like to establish a mafia state'
- January 28, 2018

Though both Soros and Benioff are known for their strong opinions and political activism, their words come at a particularly sensitive time for the internet giants, which are grappling with a very public backlash in the wake of the 2016 U.S presidential election. (more...)
Raul Johnson Gonzalez missing: Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for boy who vanished barefoot Raul Johnson Gonzalez missing: Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for boy who vanished barefoot
- January 28, 2018

Scotland County authorities have said Raul left his home Wednesday while his grandfather was babysitting him. "I thought maybe he was just hiding because he likes to hide, but he never stays gone this long". The FBI said that Raul's family has been notified. Search teams scoured the area around his home Friday and the North Carolina state highway patrol set up roadblocks to canvass drivers. (more...)
Spat: Spain Declares Venezuelan Ambassador 'Persona Non Grata' Spat: Spain Declares Venezuelan Ambassador 'Persona Non Grata'
- January 28, 2018

I am in favor of having them. Spain wants to maintain a relationship based on mutual respect, friendship and cooperation, Fernandez said, but decisions by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro "make it hard to realize this hope". Maduro accused Fernandez of being a pawn in U.S. President Donald Trump's political game with Venezuela by promoting fresh European Union sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials announced Monday. (more...)
Congressman Joe Kennedy to deliver response to State of the Union Congressman Joe Kennedy to deliver response to State of the Union
- January 28, 2018

On specific policies, Trump will try to "get the country excited about the urgency" of the need to devote a large sum of federal monies to rebuilding America's "depleted" roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, and seaports, the senior official said . (more...)