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Coalition: Houthi-Iranian attack targets Saudi oil tanker west of Hudaydah port Coalition: Houthi-Iranian attack targets Saudi oil tanker west of Hudaydah port
- April 04, 2018

Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said the attack occurred at 1:30 p.m.in worldwide waters west of the port of Hodeida in Yemen, which is under Houthi control. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the funding drive at a conference in Geneva aiming to raise $2.96 billion (2.4 billion euros) for this year. (more...)
No April Fools': Chinese space station could smash into Earth No April Fools': Chinese space station could smash into Earth
- April 03, 2018

The communist country's Manned Space Agency said the craft would re-enter Earth's atmosphere on Monday. The 10.5-meter, 8.5-ton decommissioned spacecraft was orbiting the planet at an altitude of 150.6 kilometers as of 9:30 p.m. "The most common spacecraft parts to survive the heat of re-entry are those with the highest melting temperature", says Dr Alice Gorman, a space archaeologist at Flinders University. (more...)
John Legend's Singing in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' Amazes Viewers John Legend's Singing in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' Amazes Viewers
- April 03, 2018

He was joined by Alice Cooper as King Herod, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, among others. We all know Chrissy Teigen's commentary is the stuff of legend - especially when it's about husband John Legend . When Legend first appeared during the show's opening number, Chrissy wrote , "HE HAS RISEN aaaaahahahahhahahahahahahahahh". (more...)
Teen boy plunges down sewage pipe Teen boy plunges down sewage pipe
- April 03, 2018

CBS News reports that Los Angeles authorities have found a 13-year-old boy who fell into drainage pipe at a park while spending Easter with his family. He was then evaluated on scene and taken to a local hospital for further examination, according to the LAFD statement. Police say the drainage ditch was full of water flowing at 10 to 15 miles an hour down to the Los Angeles river. (more...)
Nobel laureate Malala ends visit to Pakistan Nobel laureate Malala ends visit to Pakistan
- April 03, 2018

She was taken to the United Kingdom for treatment, where she now resides and attends the University of Oxford. "I am extremely delighted. Peace has returned to Swat because of the invaluable sacrifices rendered by my brothers and sisters", she said at a school outside Mingora, the district's main town, where she was escorted by the Pakistani military. (more...)
Morning snow melts, but more precipitation coming later this week Morning snow melts, but more precipitation coming later this week
- April 03, 2018

As to the forecast itself: "Rain will overspread the area between 2 and 5 a.m., then transition to a mix of sleet and wet snow from west to east between 5 and 8 a.m". Cool high pressure over eastern Canada will keep the chilly air flowing into the Northeast throughout next weekend, while a low pressure may try to develop off the Mid-Atlantic coast. (more...)
China's Tiangong Space Lab Mostly Burns Up on Re-Entry in South Pacific China's Tiangong Space Lab Mostly Burns Up on Re-Entry in South Pacific
- April 03, 2018

The operation was in line with the space command's mission "to monitor space and the tens of thousands of pieces of debris that congest it, while at the same time working with allies and partners to enhance spaceflight safety and increase transparency in the space domain", said Maj. (more...)
At least 10 killed as hotel building collapses in Indore At least 10 killed as hotel building collapses in Indore
- April 02, 2018

The civic commissioner said this version could not be ruled out as of now and a detailed investigation was on into it. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has tweeted that he is keeping a close watch on the rescue operations. (more...)
Crowds gathered outside Great St. Mary's church for Stephen Hawking's funeral Crowds gathered outside Great St. Mary's church for Stephen Hawking's funeral
- April 02, 2018

Eddie , who portrayed the theoretical physicist The Theory of Everything , will give a reading during the funeral with Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 as the chosen text. The world was shocked last month when Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, issued a statement confirming his death . Hundreds packed the streets and applauded when Hawking's coffin arrived, carried by six porters from his university college, Gonville and Caius. (more...)
Russian Federation releases video of second test of 'Satan 2' ICBM Russian Federation releases video of second test of 'Satan 2' ICBM
- April 02, 2018

Newsweek reports the new ICBM is referred to by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "Satan 2", or "Snowflake", which Putin says is a hypersonic intercontinental missile It's not as if the US didn't know about the new Sarmat 2 - Russian Federation announced back in December 2011 it was building the new ballistic missile to "preserve parity in the field". (more...)
North and South Korea set date next month for historic meeting North and South Korea set date next month for historic meeting
- April 01, 2018

The announcement came Thursday after high-level talks between the two sides in Panmunjom. The meeting led to family reunions until ties soured under conservative President Lee Myung-bak. All parties are expected to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center specializing in the fix and operation of heavy ... (more...)
Tampa Bay Rays open 20th anniversary season Tampa Bay Rays open 20th anniversary season
- March 31, 2018

He was on the 1996 team that was one out away from a National Championship when LSU's Warren Morris hit a two-out two-run home run to win it for the Tigers. Rays: There's no definitive timetable for RHP Nathan Eovaldi to return from arthroscopic surgery for loose bodies in his pitching elbow. If you go back to last season's ALDS against the Astros, Nunez's four-bagger gives the Red Sox two inside-the-park homers in three innings, with Devers also racing around the bases in Game 4 against ... (more...)
Governor Signs Teacher Pay Raise Bill, Some Educators Are Still Walking Out Governor Signs Teacher Pay Raise Bill, Some Educators Are Still Walking Out
- March 31, 2018

Sen. Norman Superintendent Nick Migliorino told parents he will survey teachers again on Monday. But the situation in schools prompted the tax hike. "It's not enough", Priest said. "She has 75 to 80 kids and has 30 books to work with", teacher Larry Jamison said. "They've wasted a lot of money". They plan to head to the state capital that day, alongside other teachers demanding for that change. (more...)
Maryland court upholds new trial for man in 'Serial' podcast Maryland court upholds new trial for man in 'Serial' podcast
- March 30, 2018

The Serial podcast was the first in a wave of true crime podcasts and television shows (including Making a Murderer , The Jinx , and The Keepers ) to add an additional angle-and occasionally cast doubt-on a conviction. The Maryland Court of Appeals upheld Syed's claim that he received "ineffective assistance of counsel". "In considering the totality of the evidence at Syed's trial with the potential impact of McClain's alibi testimony, this Court holds that there is a reasonable ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent charged with leaking classified information to press Federal Bureau of Investigation agent charged with leaking classified information to press
- March 30, 2018

Republicans last week revealed that the dossier played a significant role in getting the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to approve wiretaps of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. Sessions also said he will rely on Huber's review to determine if a special counsel is needed down the line. "I am confident that Mr. Huber's review will include a full, complete and objective evaluation of these matters in a manner that is consistent with the law ... (more...)
Scale of police security operation on royal wedding day revealed Scale of police security operation on royal wedding day revealed
- March 30, 2018

Besides having a gorgeous wedding that the entire world will see, Meghan Markle will also receive some truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind gifts when she ties the knot with Prince Harry . The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom, set by MI5, is severe. The Metropolitan Police Service and Surrey Police will also be involved with the policing operation which is standard for large scale events such as Royal weddings. (more...)
White House calls Russia's expulsion of United States diplomats a 'deterioration' in relations White House calls Russia's expulsion of United States diplomats a 'deterioration' in relations
- March 30, 2018

Other countries that recently kicked out Russian diplomats also will face mirror-image retaliation, Lavrov told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. If further "hostile actions" against Russian diplomatic and consular offices in the US continue, additional steps will be taken against its staff and facilities in Russia, the ministry said. (more...)
Koreas to discuss denuclearisation, ties at April 27 summit
- March 30, 2018

A row of six buildings - three North Korean, three United Nations - straddle the border and provide a venue for the two groups to peacefully meet. North Korean media did not report that Kim and Xi discussed anything regarding North Korea's illegal nuclear weapons program or denuclearization , suggesting that North Korean citizens are unaware that Kim has promised to end the nation's nuclear weapons development to multiple nations. (more...)
Theresa May tours United Kingdom on Brexit Day anniversary Theresa May tours United Kingdom on Brexit Day anniversary
- March 30, 2018

Since it triggered Article 50 of the EU treaty - the exit procedure - the United Kingdom government has accepted EU demands for a financial settlement and for an overview of the European Court of Justice for the rights of EU citizens in the UK. (more...)
'Violent' ICE Detainee Escapes from Custody at JFK Airport 'Violent' ICE Detainee Escapes from Custody at JFK Airport
- March 30, 2018

The man allegedly escaped from the agents at Gate B23, in Terminal 4, around 8:30pm on Tuesday. The agents had removed his handcuffs and were about to take him onto a plane when he took off running. Federal authorities would know if he is still at large. Port Authority police could not immediately provide a description of the suspect. Mbacke enterted the country lawfully in 2005 before violating the terms of his status. (more...)
Russia Mourns Victims of Mall Fire in Kemerovo Russia Mourns Victims of Mall Fire in Kemerovo
- March 29, 2018

According to recent reports, the blaze killed 64 people, including 41 children, and another 76 people were injured. Kemerovo, a city of about half a million people, has been left reeling by the tragedy - one of the deadliest blazes in Russian Federation in recent years, according to state media. (more...)
Watch your tongue‚ says prosecutor in Vicki Momberg case Watch your tongue‚ says prosecutor in Vicki Momberg case
- March 29, 2018

Momberg will effectively spend two years behind bars as one year of her three-year sentence was suspended, on condition that she is not found guilty of committing a similar offence in the next three years. In case you forgot about Momberg, this is the video clip that went viral. During sentencing proceedings, Momberg's lawyer argued she should receive psychiatric treatment, not punishment. (more...)
Weather forecasters say it's a mixed picture for Easter Weather forecasters say it's a mixed picture for Easter
- March 29, 2018

We have a nice day in store for us. A cold front could bring showers late Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday , the National Weather Service office in Valley said. There's a slight chance for rain showers on Sunday . The rain will be heavy at times and a few spots of flash flooding are not impossible, but I don't think it will be a widespread problem. (more...)
White House: No pardons under consideration for Manafort, Flynn White House: No pardons under consideration for Manafort, Flynn
- March 29, 2018

While Manafort left the Trump campaign in August 2016, Gates stayed on through the election and then worked for the Trump inaugural committee. The alleged conversations happened as special counsel Robert Mueller was building cases against Flynn and Manafort as part of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
Volkswagen's SUV family affair begins Volkswagen's SUV family affair begins
- March 29, 2018

In this case, as the name implies, that means the same architecture as the three-row Atlas SUV Volkswagen launched barely a year ago - and the two row Sport Cross Concept debuting in NY that will return in production form in 2019, part of what Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken refers to as the new "Atlas family". (more...)
Human remains found in California confirmed as missing Hollywood model-actress Human remains found in California confirmed as missing Hollywood model-actress
- March 29, 2018

Last week, Shabani's alleged boyfriend, Christopher Spotz , shot and killed himself after leading police on a stolen vehicle chase. "Christopher Spotz was somehow involved in her death and we believe this to be a homicide", the LAPD said in a statement, "however, until the conclusion of the autopsy and our ability to examine the evidence related to the recovery of that evidence we won't be able to determine that definitively". (more...)
US targeting cars, chips, financials in any trade talks with China US targeting cars, chips, financials in any trade talks with China
- March 28, 2018

The country's huge database of national identification photos, population of internet users, and willingness to implement technology first and adjust policy afterwards are also considered contributing factors in facial recognition's rapid growth in China. (more...)
Uber Backs Out Of Southeast Asia, Selling To Regional Rival 'Grab' Uber Backs Out Of Southeast Asia, Selling To Regional Rival 'Grab'
- March 28, 2018

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will cooperate with government agencies such as the Malaysia Competition Commission and relevant non-governmental organisations to ensure the rights of consumers are protected following the Uber-Grab merger in Southeast Asia. (more...)
Mayor, police chief announce internal investigation beginning in Alton Sterling shooting Mayor, police chief announce internal investigation beginning in Alton Sterling shooting
- March 28, 2018

Attorney General Landry's spokeswoman declined comment on a planned meeting Tuesday morning with relatives of Sterling, saying only that it will have an update at a news conference Tuesday on the investigation into his 2016 shooting death. Sterling's five children filed a wrongful death lawsuit last summer. Sterling's killing occurred amid national outrage at deadly violence from law enforcement that disproportionately impacted minorities in the US. (more...)
Netanyahu rushed to hospital Netanyahu rushed to hospital
- March 28, 2018

President Donald Trump won't attend the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, Israeli television station Hadashot reported on Tuesday, however may make a visit to symbolically open the new mission in July. Until now, the USA embassy has been located in Tel Aviv with a separate consulate general located in Jerusalem that represents U.S. interests in the Palestinian territories. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over ex-spy attack North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over ex-spy attack
- March 28, 2018

Theresa May hailed the "unprecedented series of expulsions" of Russian diplomats across the globe following the assassination attempt against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia earlier this month. Stoltenberg called the poisoning a "reckless breach of worldwide norms", and commended the "broad, strong and coordinated global response" by more than 25 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and partners. (more...)
Suspicious Packages Found At Military Installations Around DC Suspicious Packages Found At Military Installations Around DC
- March 28, 2018

On Monday, three military bases confirmed receiving packages containing explosive materials, but all packages were detected before they could be opened. No injuries are reported so far. Parcels arrived to two sites at Fort Belvoir in Virginia in the afternoon, addressed to The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the defense university. (more...)
North Korean leader was in delegation visiting Beijing North Korean leader was in delegation visiting Beijing
- March 28, 2018

While the Foreign Ministry here parried questions over his reported visit which threw the road and rail traffic in Beijing out of gear, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted Chinese "sources" confirming that Kim visited Beijing . (more...)
Syrians await new evacuations from Eastern Ghouta Syrians await new evacuations from Eastern Ghouta
- March 28, 2018

Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus, Syria's state media reported . (more...)
Google doodle celebrates 45th anniversary of Chipko movement Google doodle celebrates 45th anniversary of Chipko movement
- March 27, 2018

Taking a leaf out of history, the illustration depicts four women dressed in traditional attire, holding hands and forming a chain around a tree. The Chipko movement was a non-violent agitation in 1973 that was aimed at protection and conservation of trees, but, perhaps, it is best remembered for the collective mobilisation of women for the cause of preserving forests, which also brought about a change in attitude regarding their own status in society. (more...)
Feature: The making of a trillion-dollar budget in Trump era Feature: The making of a trillion-dollar budget in Trump era
- March 27, 2018

Trump had hinted that he might veto the bill, but he ended up signing it to avert a government shutdown that would have been triggered at midnight tonight. But the bill faced some animosity in the Senate, especially from fiscal conservative Sen. While going over a bill that needed a vote made ideal sense to political outsiders, Paul's persistence was met with frowns and scowls from his peers, who see him deliberately delaying the voting process, as all 100 members' consent is needed for the ... (more...)
Putin Putin "remains absolutely calm" in the situation with the UK
- March 27, 2018

However, Moscow's request for samples of the chemical substance used to poison Skripal was denied. "He called me from London ". Mr Timoshkov added that Mr Skripal told him that "he wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be fully pardoned and to be allowed to visit Russian Federation. (more...)
UAE- Weather forecast for Thursday UAE- Weather forecast for Thursday
- March 27, 2018

He said the higher elevations in the counties will begin to see snow around 7 p.m. Overnight lows fall to the upper 50s. Q13 News forecaster Erin Mayovsky says we'll turn the corner and start to warm back up by Tuesday . Winds are light. With some areas dropping below freezing, some tender vegetation may be at risk since the growing season has started for some, especially closer toward the coast. (more...)
Narendra Modi app shares data for illegal objective, says Rahul Gandhi Narendra Modi app shares data for illegal objective, says Rahul Gandhi
- March 26, 2018

He also said that products mostly used by weaker sections of the society also needs to be kept out of purview of GST. I am Indias Prime Minister . TOI took a close look at various apps belonging to the BJP , the Congress and the SP. Raising the Nirav Modi issue and alleging that the diamantaire had run away with Rs22,000 crore, the Congress president questioned Modi's silence on the matter. (more...)
Stringent security in place for PSL final in Karachi Stringent security in place for PSL final in Karachi
- March 26, 2018

The Twenty20 match has great significance for Pakistan as it gradually welcomes back global cricket, which ground to a halt after a deadly attack on Sri Lanka's Test team in Lahore in 2009 which killed eight people and injured seven visiting players. (more...)