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Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward' Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward'
- February 24, 2018

A deputy subsequently determined Cruz possessed knives and a BB gun and notified a school resource officer, the document said . Democratic U.S. Sen. Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan at a news conference Friday in Tallahassee. "Justice in Florida", and "Make a change", were just some of the messages students shouted. (more...)
Charlie Nicholas predicts victor between Celtic and Zenit Charlie Nicholas predicts victor between Celtic and Zenit
- February 24, 2018

Johnstone following last week's first leg. Boss Roberto Mancini is confident Celtic will see a better Zenit St Petersburg side in the second leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday night. "We played a flawless game, really, in terms of how the players defended and attacked". Of course, we would have liked to have had one or two more goals but the concentration and our quality in our game was at a very high level. (more...)
Buhari speaks on abducted Dapchi schoolgirls Buhari speaks on abducted Dapchi schoolgirls
- February 24, 2018

But the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while speaking to journalists on Friday, apologized to villagers, admitting the girls were still unaccounted for. "The list we have got now is one hundred and five students that have not been found up till today (yesterday)". You know how these politicians are. (more...)
Turkish armed forces liberate 100 settlements from terrorists in Afrin Turkish armed forces liberate 100 settlements from terrorists in Afrin
- February 24, 2018

The YPG accused Turkey of bombing a convoy of civilians that was crossing into Afrin to protest Turkey's offensive, leading to casualties. Syrian state TV reported that insurgents fired 70 shells on Damascus, killing one person and wounding 60 others. (more...)
White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law
- February 23, 2018

Jared Kushner is reportedly pushing back on efforts to rein in the flow of information among White House staffers who do not have a full security clearance . Over the past 13 months Kusher's clearance has given him access to classified information including the president's daily briefing and intelligence summary. (more...)
PSL 2018: Sabbir Rahman joins Peshawar Zalmi as Shakib's replacement PSL 2018: Sabbir Rahman joins Peshawar Zalmi as Shakib's replacement
- February 23, 2018

A total of 34 matches will be played across different venues in Dubai , Sharjah, and Lahore. Earlier, PSL kicked off with a glitzy opening ceremony. Zalmi, on the other hand, boasts of Hasan Ali , Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal and Dwayne Bravo . One of the most exciting new players on show will be lanky fast bowler Salman Irshad, who is set to become the first player from Pakistan-administered Kashmir. (more...)
Robertson County Schools address threat circulating on Facebook Robertson County Schools address threat circulating on Facebook
- February 23, 2018

In the first message, the poster says "Yes, SHS is the school I want". She said students would see the post, take a screenshot and then put it up on Snapchat with their own comments. Confusion about a planned student walkout at Springfield High School triggered unfounded fears Tuesday that a school shooting might be imminent. City Police had a presence at Steubenville High School this morning after an unsubstantiated threat was posted on social media. (more...)
Saudi Arabia To Invest $64 Billion In Entertainment Sector Saudi Arabia To Invest $64 Billion In Entertainment Sector
- February 23, 2018

The opening up of new entertainment options in the conservative kingdom is part of a programme of reforms dubbed "Vision 2030" championed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . "We are bringing the most exciting and famous events to Saudi Arabia this year", Khatib told Reuters in an interview, adding that state-sponsored entertainment events would be staged in 56 cities. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Great Britain into women's curling semi-finals after beating Canada Winter Olympics: Great Britain into women's curling semi-finals after beating Canada
- February 23, 2018

We're not going to die. Just three days ago the United States' men's curling team looked dead in the water. The turning point in the semifinal game came in the eighth end, of period. Brady Leman took home a gold to give Canada its first Olympic medal in men's ski cross. Of course, Koe and Co., have played in more than their fair share of high-pressure games. (more...)
National Football League free agency: Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry National Football League free agency: Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry
- February 22, 2018

The free agent market for wide receivers got smaller on Tuesday. The Miami Dolphins are a better team without wide receiver Jarvis Landry than without him, which is why I understand Miami's decision to hit Landry with the franchise tag in order to ensure he doesn't leave via free agency. (more...)
New Zealand releases text of revised Pacific trade deal New Zealand releases text of revised Pacific trade deal
- February 22, 2018

The number and content of those side letters would not be announced before the Chile signing, Parker said. Those changes included the suspension of 22 items in the earlier agreement. I wonder what finally prompted so many of them to do this? While Trump indicated at last month's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos that the U.S. (more...)
The cases implicating Prime Minister Netanyahu
- February 22, 2018

Filber, the former director of the Communications Ministry under Netanyahu, is under arrest on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Israel's Bezeq telecom company. Police recommended last week that Netanyahu be indicted for receiving bribes from Australian billionaire, James Packer and Hollywood honcho Arnon Milchan . (more...)
Venezuela launches digital currency Venezuela launches digital currency
- February 22, 2018

The Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, presented the operating mechanism for the acquisition and commercialization of the petro. The cryptocurrency was created in an effort to circumvent the financial sanctions against Venezuela, the US and the European Union. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov calls Turkey, Syria to resolve Afrin crisis through 'direct dialogue' Russia's Lavrov calls Turkey, Syria to resolve Afrin crisis through 'direct dialogue'
- February 22, 2018

In a statement on Wednesday, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman warned that any pro-Syrian regime forces attempting to enter the Afrin region would face " serious consequences " after a Syrian military convoy was hit by Turkish artillery fire. (more...)
Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand
- February 21, 2018

The gun rights groups and individual gun owners who challenged the waiting period had argued that it violated their right to keep and bear arms under the U.S. Two California residents, Jeff Silvester and Brandon Combs , who already own guns legally, challenged the application of law along with two nonprofits: The Calguns Foundation Inc. (more...)
Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal
- February 21, 2018

The University of Louisville men's basketball team has been stripped of its 2013 national title over a sex scandal that included using strippers and prostitutes to recruit players. Padgett is part of the many changes at Louisville in the months following the NCAA penalties. In one complaint, investigators described a partnership involving Louisville basketball coaches and several other parties, including a former executive at Adidas, the apparel company that sponsors Louisville's ... (more...)
AAP minister gheraoed by government officials at Delhi Secretariat AAP minister gheraoed by government officials at Delhi Secretariat
- February 21, 2018

Instead, Acting Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar Parida attended the meeting, an official said . Following the chief secretary's allegations several officers' associations called upon Singh and apprised him demanding action. Police teams have been formed to investigate both the cases and the Delhi Police will investigate both the cases with all seriousness, Pathak said. (more...)
Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council
- February 21, 2018

As for Russia's proposal to hold a Palestinian-Israeli-Russian meeting, Maliki said Russia is still insisting on playing a positive role despite the obstacles, topped by Israel's rejection. Mr Trump has repeatedly said his administration is working up a new peace plan. Israel, which often accuses both the European Union and the United Nations of bias against it, would be reluctant to accept any other mediator than the US. (more...)
Flights cancelled in New Zealand Flights cancelled in New Zealand
- February 21, 2018

At least 5,000 people in New Zealand's South Island were cut off by massive landslips and hundreds of tourists stranded on Wednesday after former cyclone Gita whipped through the country, sparking a state of emergency in several southern towns. (more...)
Weather Authority: Icy Tuesday morning commute Weather Authority: Icy Tuesday morning commute
- February 20, 2018

The cold air to the north surging southward will bring the potential for freezing rain late Tue into Wednesday morning. It's been a while since we've had an icing event in the area. Chris Bowman, a National Weather Service meteorologist in the Pleasant Hill office, said early Tuesday the intensity of rain was coming through eastern Kansas early Tuesday and heading toward the Kansas City area. (more...)
Rapists killed by mobs in Arunachal Pradesh Rapists killed by mobs in Arunachal Pradesh
- February 20, 2018

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu termed the rape and murder of the minor girl as "barbaric and inhuman" and termed Monday's incident of the mob lynching the two accused as "unfortunate". Apur Bitin, an officer in the Arunachal Pradesh town of Tezu, said more than 15 members of the force were injured by the angry group, which heavily outnumbered police. (more...)
Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey
- February 20, 2018

The organization established a ranking of all American presidents, rated on a scale of 0 to 100. But right now, Trump is ranked lower in the reckoning of political scientists than James Buchanan , the president who saw the United States descend into civil war, scandal-ridden presidents like Warren Harding and Andrew Johnson, and William Henry Harrison , who only managed to serve for 31 days before dying of pneumonia. (more...)
Rescuers reach remote location of airliner crash in Iran Rescuers reach remote location of airliner crash in Iran
- February 20, 2018

The ATR-72 flight operated by the Aseman Airlines crashed on Sunday morning 50 minutes after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, and did not make it to Yasuj, a mountainous city in western Iran. The US Treasury Department approved the sale of the 80 Boeing jets as well as 100 Airbus planes to Iran Air. He also said he saw "scattered bodies around the plane". (more...)
Trump Organization to launch maiden commercial project in India this year Trump Organization to launch maiden commercial project in India this year
- February 20, 2018

Trump Jr., who is the executive director of the Trump Organisation , will arrive on a Boeing 757, which is nicknamed as Trump Force One, The New York Times reported . While the company is not seeking new business opportunities during the duration of Donald Trump's presidency to avoid conflict of interest, his son said the focus would remain on building only luxury and high-end apartments. (more...)
New charge filed in Russian Federation probe New charge filed in Russian Federation probe
- February 20, 2018

Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with "willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to investigators. Gates and Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, were indicted by a federal grand jury previous 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...)
Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling
- February 20, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller . The 13 Russians are accused of setting up fake accounts using stolen U.S. identities, setting up themed groups and promoting political rallies throughout 2016, using Facebook , Instagram, YouTube and Twitter . (more...)
Pakistani man who murdered, raped 7-year-old girl sentenced to death Pakistani man who murdered, raped 7-year-old girl sentenced to death
- February 18, 2018

Her death brought rampaging mobs onto the streets in search of her killer. Imran Ali is sentenced to death on four counts but Zainab's mother deems this as insufficient for the crimes he committed. Relatives also managed to recover CCTV footage of her last movements, according to the BBC. The verdict was announced at Lahore's Central Jail, reports Dawn news. (more...)
Killed, 28 Wounded In Multiple Bomb Blast In Borno Killed, 28 Wounded In Multiple Bomb Blast In Borno
- February 18, 2018

A witness at the scene told reporters that "There were a lot of people doing last minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market". Earlier this month, six people were killed and 39 others were injured in a similar attack in the northeastern part of the country. (more...)
State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest State of emergency declared in Ethiopia amid political unrest
- February 18, 2018

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn remains in the post for now after making the surprise announcement Thursday that he had submitted a resignation letter to help planned political reforms in one of Africa's best-performing economies succeed. (more...)
Wales rattled by magnitude 4.4 quake Wales rattled by magnitude 4.4 quake
- February 18, 2018

This natural disaster has been felt across a large area of Wales and England with the furthest reports so far from Birmingham and Devon. Once it had all calmed down, though, Twitter users quickly poked fun at the situation. Hannah Jenkins posted on Twitter. "It didn't last more than about 10 seconds but it was the strangest sensation I've ever experienced". "It certainly wasn't on that scale". (more...)
Gaza border attack injures 4 Israeli soldiers, retaliation attack by IDF follows Gaza border attack injures 4 Israeli soldiers, retaliation attack by IDF follows
- February 18, 2018

Earlier in the afternoon, an Israeli tank fired a shell at a Hamas military post in Gaza in retaliation for the same incident. Earlier in the night one rocket fired from Gaza hit a house in the community of Sha'ar Hanegev, causing significant damage but no injuries. (more...)
Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury
- February 18, 2018

They trailed by as many as 26 points in the first half and went into the break trailing 21, both of which marked season-highs. "They showed a lot of heart, a lot of character". With less than a minute and a half left in the half, McLemore was playing help defense when South Carolina's Wesley Myers drove toward the basket. (more...)
Oxfam director says sex abuse claims will stain charity for years Oxfam director says sex abuse claims will stain charity for years
- February 18, 2018

The charity has faced criticism over its handling of claims that staff hired prostitutes in earthquake-stricken Haiti in 2011. "We are going to create a vetting system", Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, told the BBC. (more...)
No injuries after reports of shots fired at Highline College No injuries after reports of shots fired at Highline College
- February 17, 2018

The South King Fire Department has said that there are no known victims at the school. She said Cruz - who moved in with a pal's family after his adoptive mum Lynda, 68, died in November - did not have a "support system" and "that affects the people around you". (more...)
Heavy Snow Possible Saturday Night, Weather Service Says Heavy Snow Possible Saturday Night, Weather Service Says
- February 17, 2018

The good news is that skies have cleared and the sun is warm enough to melt the snow off the top of the vehicle. Another weaker weather system drops down from Canada Saturday night , which will bring us much cooler temperatures and a 50% chance of snow on Sunday . (more...)
German journalist released from prison in Turkey German journalist released from prison in Turkey
- February 17, 2018

The German Foreign Ministry also confirmed his release. But Gabriel vehemently denied any "deal" for Yucel's release as reports emerged suggesting Ankara had its eye on Berlin upgrading its German-made Leopard 2 battle tanks. German newspaper " WELT " reported that no ban had been imposed on Yuecel from leaving the country, potentially allowing him to return to Germany soon. (more...)
Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: 3 things we learned Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: 3 things we learned
- February 17, 2018

Real Madrid complete the comeback and surpassed Paris in a very entertaining game. He then bagged his brace in the 83rd minute to take his Champions League goal tally to a staggering 101 for Real and earn an advantage against Neymar-led PSG . (more...)
Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch
- February 16, 2018

In addition, the army has conducted eight to 10 actions against the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control from the past three to four months. "Addressing a press briefing at the Udhampur headquarters of the Army's Northern Command, Anbu said, "(A total of) 185-220 terrorists in the south and 190-225 terrorists in the north of Peer Panjal are ... (more...)
Teen with handgun arrested at Flower Mound school after classmates alert adult Teen with handgun arrested at Flower Mound school after classmates alert adult
- February 16, 2018

The replica gun was a black Co2 BB gun, with 24 CO2 cylinders. The firearm was not loaded, but ammunition was found, the press release states. Plano police said the juvenile male was arrested without incident on campus and the gun was confiscated. (more...)
Navy warship to sail through disputed sea Navy warship to sail through disputed sea
- February 16, 2018

Over the last several years China has claimed and built up into artificial islands a series of atolls and reefs in disputed parts of the South China Sea , a vital trading lane, and it has installed military hardware there. "Britain see China as a country of great opportunities, but we shouldn't be blind to the ambition that China has and we've got to defend our national security interests", Mr Williamson told the ABC . (more...)