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IMD warns of thunderstorm, squall in Uttar Pradesh in next 48 hours IMD warns of thunderstorm, squall in Uttar Pradesh in next 48 hours
- May 14, 2018

Four incidents of wall collapse were reported from various parts of Delhi , a Fire Service officer said. More than 70 incoming flights were canceled from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Lucknow Airport on Sunday, with people left at the airport without power. (more...)
Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan's role Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan's role
- May 14, 2018

Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "India always shows aggression when it comes to incidents such as that of Kulbushan Jadhav", he said, referring to the Indian spy facing a death sentence in Pakistan. He said he was shocked to read the PML-N supremo interview. Speaking to Pakistan's Dawn news organisation, Sharif, who is now tangled in legal cases slammed the slow probe and questioned the authorities who allowed the Mumbai attacks to take place from Pakistan soil. (more...)
Israeli military doubling troop positioned along Gaza, West Bank Israeli military doubling troop positioned along Gaza, West Bank
- May 14, 2018

The move prompted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to halt ties with the Trump administration, declaring it unfit to remain in its role as the sole mediator in peace talks. Palestinians in Gaza have been staging weekly protests at the border fence against a decade-old blockade of the territory. More than two million people are packed into the narrow Gaza Strip, where poverty and unemployment rates are high. (more...)
Karnataka elections: 70% voter turnout, exit polls predict hung assembly Karnataka elections: 70% voter turnout, exit polls predict hung assembly
- May 14, 2018

For instance, the ABP-C Voter Exit poll predicts a 41per cent vote share to the BJP - but just 97-109 seats to the BJP. "There is a silent and strong wave in favour of BJP and public anger against Siddaramaiah and Congress ", he said . Earlier in the day, while BJP's CM candidate Yeddyurappa claimed that his party will bag over 125 seats, incumbent CM Siddaramaiah termed the exit polls a mere "weekend entertainment". (more...)
Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim to be freed on Tuesday, daughter says Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim to be freed on Tuesday, daughter says
- May 13, 2018

Under Malaysian law, Anwar is disqualified from running for office for five years after his release, unless he is pardoned by the King. The royal pardon would mean he could return to politics straight away. "Whether Anwar will be part of the cabinet or not will be decided when the time comes", he said. He indicated this could include Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was appointed after Najib sacked the then-attorney general in 2015 to escape possible prosecution over a corruption ... (more...)
Troops join search for kidnapped Britons in Democratic Republic of Congo Troops join search for kidnapped Britons in Democratic Republic of Congo
- May 13, 2018

A park ranger at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was killed and at least three people, including two British tourists, were kidnapped Friday, park officials said. The ICC also said that the identity of the attackers are not yet known. Last year, a fifth of the park's southern sector was deforested owing to illegal charcoal production, the park said. (more...)
South Korean President Vows to Ensure Further Seoul-Pyongyang Cultural Exchanges South Korean President Vows to Ensure Further Seoul-Pyongyang Cultural Exchanges
- May 13, 2018

Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul-three USA citizens with Korean heritage-were released by the North Korean regime in what the country's state media said was a decision to grant "amnesty" by Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said Kim wants to bring North Korea into "the real world". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escorted the detainees back to the United States following discussions with North Korea earlier in the week. (more...)
One Student Injured in Shooting at Palmdale, CA High School One Student Injured in Shooting at Palmdale, CA High School
- May 12, 2018

Sheriff's deputies also received a call reporting shots fired in the vicinity of Manzanita Elementary School about seven miles away from Highland High School. "And I'm locked up in one of the buildings now'". Betsy Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Antelope Valley Union High School District, said the office is in contact with victim's family. (more...)
Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border
- May 12, 2018

The analysis was based on data collected by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza. The rioters acted aggressively, burning tires, hurling stones and grenades in the direction of the security fence and Israeli soldiers, and launching burning kites. (more...)
Karnataka election 2018: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP, Shikaripura Karnataka election 2018: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP, Shikaripura
- May 12, 2018

Sriramulu is believed to be a close confidant of scam-tainted mining baron and owner of Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) Janardhana Reddy. A BJP delegation, which included union ministers J P Nadda, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Smriti Irani, S S Ahluwalia, Dharmendra Pradhan and the party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, told the Commission that scrapping the poll in the constituency was necessary to "reinstate people's faith" in the electoral process. (more...)
China agrees to grant Japan 200b yuan RQFII quota China agrees to grant Japan 200b yuan RQFII quota
- May 12, 2018

The four documents refer to the 1972 Sino-Japanese Joint Statement, the 1978 China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the 1998 China-Japan Joint Declaration, and the 2008 joint statement on advancing strategic and mutually beneficial relations. (more...)
Drug Prices: Trump Details Multipart Strategy Drug Prices: Trump Details Multipart Strategy
- May 12, 2018

Medicare is the largest purchaser of prescription drugs in the nation, covering 60 million seniors and Americans with disabilities, but it is barred by law from directly negotiating lower prices with drugmakers . Roughly 30% of the dollar value of prescriptions filled in the U.S.is paid for by Medicare, making the US government the single biggest customer for pharmaceuticals by a wide margin. (more...)
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle once served as San Francisco's First Lady Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle once served as San Francisco's First Lady
- May 11, 2018

Back in 2008, Donald Jr., Vanessa , and Kimberly were all photographed together at a tequila tasting event in NY. Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court in March. Guilfoyle has one child from her second marriage to furniture heir Eric Villency. Weirdly, she was also briefly linked to Anthony Scaramucci previous year when he separated from his wife, Deidre Ball. (more...)
Russian Federation calls for 'dialogue' between Israel and Iran, says Lavrov Russian Federation calls for 'dialogue' between Israel and Iran, says Lavrov
- May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. Tuesday from its participation in the landmark nuclear agreement world powers struck with Iran in 2015. "The Russian side underscored its commitment to preserving the agreement", the statement said, emphasizing that Russia holds "interests of ensuring bilateral cooperation" with Iran. (more...)
Woman Accused Of Sending 65000 Text Messages, Stalking Man She Met Online Woman Accused Of Sending 65000 Text Messages, Stalking Man She Met Online
- May 11, 2018

But things quickly went awry. But the truly unusual part of the story came to light when authorities revealed what was in the more than 65,000 text messages she'd sent to the man in the past year. Police also found a large knife on the passenger seat of her auto during the arrest. Then last week, Ades showed up at the victim's business and claimed to be his wife. (more...)
Nepal FM visits Janakpur ahead of Modi visit Nepal FM visits Janakpur ahead of Modi visit
- May 11, 2018

After visiting the Janakpur temple on Friday morning, Modi will attend a civic reception hosted by the Mayor of Janakpur at the Barabigha ground. Modi and Oli are likely to sign a number of pacts and inaugurate the Rs 6000 crore Arun 3 project which is expected to generate around 900 MW of power. (more...)
Gas prices expected to rise
- May 11, 2018

Refineries are now federally-mandated to produce the more expensive summer-blend gasoline. "While we may not be out of the woods yet, especially with President Trump mulling over the Iran nuclear deal , it's possible we're very close", said DeHaan. (more...)
Germany calls for de-escalation in Middle East Germany calls for de-escalation in Middle East
- May 11, 2018

Mr Macron echoed Mrs Merkel's criticisms of the U.S. decision to leave the nuclear deal and said that Europe should show greater unity and strength to become the main guarantor of stability in the Middle East. "That is the task for the future". "But let's be honest: Europe is still in its infancy with regard to the common foreign policy". "Rather, Europe needs to take its fate into its own hands". (more...)
Temperatures to reach mid-80s today, storms possible Thursday, Friday nights Temperatures to reach mid-80s today, storms possible Thursday, Friday nights
- May 11, 2018

A few thunderstorms have the potential to become severe with damaging wind gusts and large hail the main concerns. There's a 20 percent chance of showers, Friday night . Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. For Sunday , the cold front is expected to be to our south and our wind direction will be coming out of the northeast. (more...)
Theresa May's customs partnership proposal slammed as 'crazy' by Boris Johnson Theresa May's customs partnership proposal slammed as 'crazy' by Boris Johnson
- May 11, 2018

The issue of a new customers partnership with the European Union, rejected last week by the Prime Minister's Brexit "war cabinet" is continuing to divide the party . "I think it would be odd if the Prime Minister were to write one thing for the Sun on Sunday and for another thing to be going on in Downing Street ", Rees-Mogg said. (more...)
King voting no on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee King voting no on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee
- May 10, 2018

Haspel hit back: "It has been suggested to me by my team that if we tried to declassify some of my operational history, it would help my nomination", she said. Identifying China as a major national security challenge for the USA, a top CIA official told lawmakers that the spy agency has an important role in monitoring China's rise as a global power. (more...)
A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? New at Reason A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? New at Reason
- May 10, 2018

Not for even here - I want victory for the world because that's what we're talking about. April 24, following talks in the White house, the President of France Emmanuel macron and US President, trump announced plans to develop a new agreement on Iran's nuclear program. (more...)
At Least 2 Reportedly Dead, 6 Injured After Explosions In Kabul At Least 2 Reportedly Dead, 6 Injured After Explosions In Kabul
- May 10, 2018

He said another four other civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a gunbattle in the same district, in which two insurgents were killed and seven wounded. The Indian embassy and some of its consulates in Afghanistan have previously been targeted by the Taliban. Pakistan condemned the attacks as "blatant terrorism targeting innocent civilians", according to a statement from the country's foreign affairs ministry. (more...)
Blankenship loses bitter Republican US Senate fight in West Virginia Blankenship loses bitter Republican US Senate fight in West Virginia
- May 10, 2018

He added: "Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November". McConnell, who typically avoids talking to reporters in the Capitol corridors, took a few questions as he departed the Senate floor. (more...)
Florida mother, 2 youngsters die after automotive hits alligator in SC Florida mother, 2 youngsters die after automotive hits alligator in SC
- May 10, 2018

The impact forced Stanley's vehicle to veer off the road and into the median, where it collided with a tree and caught fire. Investigators say an SUV was traveling north when it hit an alligator crossing the road. The husband, Josh, said he was in Pennsylvania for work at the time of this crash. "They're going to try and be in water somehow when they're moving but I would bet that they do especially at night, more of them cross", Grosse said. (more...)
US Penalizes Venezuelan Ex-Official for Alleged Drug Trafficking US Penalizes Venezuelan Ex-Official for Alleged Drug Trafficking
- May 10, 2018

Pence also dismissed the country's upcoming presidential elections , which Maduro is widely expected to "win", having banned most opposition candidates from running and relying on his regime's sophisticated use of voter fraud systems. Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the United States increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off " Venezuela's corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems" and by enacting visa restrictions to block their ... (more...)
Favorites Win Nearly Everywhere on First Big Primary Night of 2018
- May 10, 2018

With 93 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Braun had captured 41 percent of the vote, compared to 30 percent for Rep. Todd Rokita and 29 percent for Rep. WISH-TV's David Williams said it felt like a party early Tuesday night inside the Brickyard Crossing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where U.S. (more...)
China vice premier to visit United States for trade talks China vice premier to visit United States for trade talks
- May 09, 2018

The country's surplus with the US expanded to $22.19B - compared with a surplus of $15.43B in March. The figures Tuesday will likely reinforce Washington's determination after high-level talks in Beijing last week ended with both sides admitting there were big differences to overcome, with threats of tariffs on billions of dollars of goods casting a shadow. (more...)
Debate as John McCain 'snubs Trump from his funeral' amid cancer fight Debate as John McCain 'snubs Trump from his funeral' amid cancer fight
- May 09, 2018

However, McCain's decision to disinvite Trump had also prompted some to point out that not everyone at the White House will be sorry about Trump's absence, pointing out the enjoyable time First Lady Melania Trump and former President Barack Obama had at Barbara Bush's send-off. (more...)
North Korea is mad because Trump won't give Kim credit for peace North Korea is mad because Trump won't give Kim credit for peace
- May 09, 2018

He however added that an announcement in this regard will be made soon. Following April's historic summit between North and South Korea, which saw both countries sign a pledge to work toward their "common goal" of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, Trump praised his administration's work in keeping maximum pressure on the North for leading both nations to come together in peace. (more...)
NHL Metro Division Notebook: Washington Finally Does It NHL Metro Division Notebook: Washington Finally Does It
- May 09, 2018

And no, the Capitals' victory over the Penguins Monday night in Game 6 which sends Ovechkin to his first-career conference final does not change this a lick, but it should help to reinforce it. Oshie, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik - who are on the other side of 30. For years, Ovechkin was given the label as not a "big game" player. In Game 3, with less than a minute to go Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal. (more...)
Brits set to enjoy hottest May Bank Holiday Monday on record Brits set to enjoy hottest May Bank Holiday Monday on record
- May 08, 2018

Another Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told the Daily Star : "Monday is exceptionally likely to be the warmest early May Bank Holiday Monday since the holiday began 1978, beating the 23.6C record". "But I think we can expect things to be not as warm as they are now, but also not as dry as they are now", he said. The average high for the May Bank Holiday in London is about 18C. (more...)
Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject convicted coal baron
- May 08, 2018

Taking a page from Trump's 2016 playbook, Blankenship has talked about conspiracy theories, tried to revamp his past, has given his political opponents nicknames like "Little Joe" and went full throttle against Washington , D.C. "This tweet is really a defining moment in the campaign because I think that it's going to make it clear that Don Blankenship should be rejected", Morrisey said on Bloomberg Radio. (more...)
Lebanon's PM Hariri says parliament bloc down by a third
- May 08, 2018

Many of Hariri's traditional supporters appear to have stayed at home on Sunday for the first parliamentary vote in nine years. It has one of the world's highest debt-to-GDP ratios and the International Monetary Fund has warned its fiscal trajectory is unsustainable. (more...)
Pak's Interior Minister shot at public rally Pak's Interior Minister shot at public rally
- May 08, 2018

Azam Khan Swati also condemned the attack on the interior minister and said, "I hope Ahsan Iqbal would continue playing his role in strengthening democracy in Pakistan". The attack comes at a time when the ruling party PML-N faces several challenges after the courts disqualified Nawaz Sharif and former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from holding any public office for life; the country's top accountability watchdog has also launched investigations in corruption cases against several other ruling ... (more...)
Donald Trump's new lawyer gave investigators fresh leads, say analysts Donald Trump's new lawyer gave investigators fresh leads, say analysts
- May 07, 2018

The former mayor of NY and presidential candidate hit the airwaves this week to lay out several new facts about the President's relationship with Michael Cohen - namely, that he knew about and reimbursed Cohen's payment to Stormy Daniels . (more...)
WaPo: Fearing Torture Questions, Haspel Briefly Backed Away From CIA Nomination WaPo: Fearing Torture Questions, Haspel Briefly Backed Away From CIA Nomination
- May 07, 2018

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Haspel's nomination has encountered opposition over her role in a defunct program in which the agency detained and interrogated al Qaeda suspects in secret prisons overseas using techniques widely condemned as torture. (more...)
Kashmir rebels, 5 civilians killed in anti-India fighting Kashmir rebels, 5 civilians killed in anti-India fighting
- May 07, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Shesh Vaid tweeted, "The encounter is over at Badigam in Shopian and bodies of five terrorists have been recovered..." Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir freedom fighters including a university teacher in a gunfight on Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were also killed. (more...)
Anti-Putin Leader Arrested In Moscow During Protests Against Putin Anti-Putin Leader Arrested In Moscow During Protests Against Putin
- May 06, 2018

Does Putin's Russian Federation reject the West? Iraida Nikolaeva screamed, operating after police in Moscow after they detained her son. Saturday's rallies were smaller than the ones that preceded Putin's last inauguration, in 2012, when some 100,000 turned out in Moscow alone in a wave of winter and spring protests. (more...)
Idaho Falls celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Tautphaus Park Idaho Falls celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Tautphaus Park
- May 06, 2018

Partyers in the US brought in $658 million in booze revenue in 2013 alone. The fifth of May celebrates the day the Mexican Army beat France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is much more popular in the Unites States and has been celebrated by American citizens since the 1860s. Here in Miami, it's an excuse to drink copious amounts of tequila. (more...)