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Former radio jockey hacked to death at his studio in Kerala Former radio jockey hacked to death at his studio in Kerala
- March 28, 2018

When he was sitting with Kuttan in his sound recording studio, four unidentified men arrived in a red swift vehicle and attacked Rajesh and Kuttan using sharp weapons. The police have registered a case of murder in the said incident and also suspect the involvement of a gang in the crime. The two were rushed to the Trivandrum Medical College hospital by the local residents and the local police but Rajesh who was stabbed with several injurious with a sharp weapon couldn't survive. (more...)
White House to feature 'Prescribed to Death' opioid overdose memorial in April White House to feature 'Prescribed to Death' opioid overdose memorial in April
- March 28, 2018

Trump tweeted . The New York Times on Sunday reported that Sekulow was the only lawyer of Trump's "who is working full time on the special counsel's investigation". The letter also said Ms Daniels needed to immediately "retract and apologise to Mr Cohen through the national media for your defamatory statements on '60 Minutes, ' and make clear that you have no facts or evidence whatsoever to support your allegations that my client had anything whatsoever to do with this alleged thug". (more...)
Automakers benefit from revised US-South Korea trade deal Automakers benefit from revised US-South Korea trade deal
- March 28, 2018

South Korean trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said the country's tariff exemption was the first granted by Trump on the country level, and officials were still discussing with the United States whether it would be permanent or expire after a time. (more...)
See the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 live via telescope See the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 live via telescope
- March 28, 2018

China reportedly lost control of 19,000-pound station almost two years ago, in June of 2016. Should this happen, any surviving debris would fall within a region that is a few hundred kilometers in size and centered along a point on the Earth that the station passes over. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi criticises PM Modi for 'misusing' app NaMo Rahul Gandhi criticises PM Modi for 'misusing' app NaMo
- March 28, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lamented that many people mocked Bhimrao Ambedkar and made efforts to ensure that the son of a backward family does not progress but noted that today's "new India" is altogether different as it belongs to the poor and the backward. (more...)
Decision on Sterling charges could be announced tomorrow Decision on Sterling charges could be announced tomorrow
- March 28, 2018

Members of Sterling's family were visibly upset. Attorney General Jeff Landry's spokeswoman declined comment on the planned meeting Tuesday morning, saying only that it will have an update at a news conference Tuesday on the investigation into the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling . (more...)
Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. Declares for NBA Draft
- March 28, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo-The Michael Porter Junior era is over at Mizzou. "I wish I could've been on the floor with my brother every single night, but I'm so thankful to be a part of such a special group", Porter says in the video. Porter was injured in the November 10 opener against Iowa State and departed the contest after scoring on a putback and feeling discomfort in his leg and hip. (more...)
Israel launches Iron Dome in response to gun fire in Gaza Israel launches Iron Dome in response to gun fire in Gaza
- March 28, 2018

Israeli fighter jets struck targets in southern Gaza, according to army reports, following the infiltration of a group of four Gaza Palestinians into Israel Saturday night. Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted Sunday night a barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, a military spokesperson said in a statement. (more...)
Long Lane Lions Club Easter egg hunt March 31 Long Lane Lions Club Easter egg hunt March 31
- March 28, 2018

Numerous families in attendance were members of the UTEP faculty and staff. Preparations for the Easter Egg Hunt started back in January, said Acevedo, but purchasing food, drinks, and filling the eggs with candy took about three weeks. (more...)
Jason Holder named captain for ICC World Cup Qualifier team Jason Holder named captain for ICC World Cup Qualifier team
- March 28, 2018

Afghanistan will join fellow qualifier West Indies in the 10-team World Cup in England and Wales from May 30-July 14, 2019. In reaching the final of this International Cricket Council event, both sides had already secured the two automatic places for next year's Cricket World Cup. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cuts Russian permanent mission by one third
- March 28, 2018

The Russian mission is in the same compound as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels but Russian diplomats faced sharp limits to their access after Moscow seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. "Today's actions by our allies clearly demonstrate that we all stand shoulder to shoulder in sending the strongest signal to the Kremlin that Russian Federation can not continue to flout worldwide law and threaten our security". (more...)
China renews pledge to open its markets China renews pledge to open its markets
- March 27, 2018

Farm-belt constituents of President Donald Trump , whose exports face possible retaliatory tariffs by China, decried the tariff plans, and in foreign capitals from Canberra to Brussels, U.S. "The WTO is under siege and all of us should lock arms to defend it", he told a WTO meeting. The points were discussed between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. (more...)
Google honours 45th Chipko Movement anniversary with a doodle Google honours 45th Chipko Movement anniversary with a doodle
- March 27, 2018

The background in the doodle gives a picture of the flora and fauna these women were fighting for. "Save them from being looted". Gaura Devi's Chipko movement in Uttar Pradesh's Mandal village. The original movement was called " angalwaltha ", the Garhwali word for "embrace", as the protesters protected the trees by surrounding them and linking hands, physically preventing the loggers from touching the plants. (more...)
Trump passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shut down Trump passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shut down
- March 27, 2018

But speaking to reporters at the White House less than four hours later, Trump said he had made a decision to sign the bill despite his reservations, arguing that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including a pay increase for troops and new equipment. (more...)
Rain, mix, and snow ends tonight, but expect slick spots Rain, mix, and snow ends tonight, but expect slick spots
- March 27, 2018

CHICAGO - A Winter Storm Warning for 5 to 9-inches of snow from this Friday evening into Saturday afternoon is in effect for westernmost Lee, LaSalle and Livingston Counties (pink-shaded areas on the highlighted map). "There could be quite a bit of precipitation late Saturday , Saturday night and Sunday morning and some of it could be frozen", WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. (more...)
NaMo app does not seek blanket access to user's data NaMo app does not seek blanket access to user's data
- March 26, 2018

He questioned the role of Cambridge Analytica , which was named in an investigative report by Britain's channel 4 for having harvested data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using them to help politicians. The person does not have access to any data apart from his own data. Anderson has also exposed the flaws in Aadhaar , although UIDAI has repeatedly denied his claims. (more...)
Ronchi powers Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League trophy Ronchi powers Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League trophy
- March 26, 2018

Lahore first hosted the PSL final a year ago, and there were Twenty20 global matches organized against a World XI (three matches) and Sri Lanka (one). Many Pakistani greats grew up playing cricket on the sweltering port city's chaotic streets, often using an improvised form known as tapeball, using a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape. (more...)
March for Our Lives: The moments that made up a movement March for Our Lives: The moments that made up a movement
- March 26, 2018

Thousands of people filled a park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at a "March for Our Lives" rally near the site of last month's school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Wolf said a number of the items on the gun reform agenda, such as background checks and increased access to mental health care, are "in the middle" and should be easy for lawmakers to achieve. (more...)
Catalan ex-leader arrested in Germany on Spanish warrant Catalan ex-leader arrested in Germany on Spanish warrant
- March 26, 2018

German police said they had arrested Mr Puigdemont in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. Crowds of protesters had clashed with police in Barcelona on Friday night after Spain's Supreme Court ruled 25 Catalan leaders should be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state. (more...)
Who Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal? The Kremlin Has Many Theories Who Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy Sergei Skripal? The Kremlin Has Many Theories
- March 25, 2018

Meanwhile, Sergey and Yulia Skripal remain in a stable but critical condition. His old school friend Vladimir Timoshkov told the BBC on Saturday that Mr Skripal phoned him in 2012 and said he wanted to be allowed to visit Russian Federation. (more...)
Nine Iranians indicted by USA for hacking to steal research data Nine Iranians indicted by USA for hacking to steal research data
- March 25, 2018

The men were involved in a scheme to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, steal proprietary data from those systems, and sell that stolen data to Iranian customers, including the Iranian government and Iranian universities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says. (more...)
Police release Austin bomber's 2nd roommate Police release Austin bomber's 2nd roommate
- March 25, 2018

They now say they don't know what motivated Conditt. "Based on what we heard on the recording, he described the six devices, and we have recovered those six devices", Manley said . Mark Anthony Conditt , 23, terrorized the Texas state capital for over two weeks by sending package bombs to a number of people around town, killing two and wounding several others. (more...)
Turkey, Free Syrian Army clear 4 more villages in Afrin Turkey, Free Syrian Army clear 4 more villages in Afrin
- March 25, 2018

On Monday, the Syrian government sent two letters to the United Nations condemning the capture of Afrin by the Turkish military as "illegitimate". Turkey's disaster management agency and military on Tuesday distributed food aid to civilians in 35 villages of Afrin, Syria recently liberated during the counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch . (more...)
Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison
- March 25, 2018

Gaby Lasky, the Tamimis's lawyer, told the Israeli magazine +972 in January that even charging Ahed's mother with incitement for her live video broadcast was "very risky for freedom of the press". Both Ahed Tamimi and her mother were ordered held in custody throughout their trials, while Nour Tamimi had been freed on bail. "It seems like it finally dawned on them that there's something shameful about the proceedings against [Ahed], and that it is better to hold a secret trial rather than ... (more...)
Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut water cleanups Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut water cleanups
- March 25, 2018

Trump said . Wednesday's tweet seemed like an acknowledgment from Trump that he wasn't going to get everything he wanted all at once. "But that's the way unfortunately right now the system works". Trump also complained the bill does not fully fund "the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense". Trump has long reached out to Democrats to make a deal which would fund the wall in exchange for a concession for the 800,000 participants of the Obama-era DACA ... (more...)
'Rajya Sabha defeat won't affect SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh': Mayawati 'Rajya Sabha defeat won't affect SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh': Mayawati
- March 25, 2018

We believe Narendra Modi and Amit Shah used the system to make their candidates win. Mayawati also said her party has always maintained that the SC/ST Act should not be misused, but accused the Centre of not taking up the matter effectively in the Supreme Court. (more...)
Egypt court bans ride hailing apps, Uber and Careem Egypt court bans ride hailing apps, Uber and Careem
- March 25, 2018

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and block their mobile apps and software. Abdellatif Waked, Uber Egypt's general manager said that the San Francisco-based company is one of the largest participants in Egypt's growing economy. (more...)
Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta
- March 25, 2018

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), during a news conference in Geneva. RIA referred to evacuations taking place during "humanitarian pauses". On Feb. 18, a concerted military offensive, backed by Russian airstrikes, squeezed the rebels and civilians in the area under an intense bombing campaign and tightened the siege. (more...)
Initially Reported Missing, Iowa Family Found Dead In Mexico Initially Reported Missing, Iowa Family Found Dead In Mexico
- March 25, 2018

The Sharps had planned to return home Wednesday, family members said. The Creston Police Department in Iowa, where the family members were reported missing around noon on Friday, would not comment on the cause of death, noting that it was awaiting the results of autopsies being performed in Mexico . (more...)
Winter Storm Watch to Go Into Effect Friday Winter Storm Watch to Go Into Effect Friday
- March 25, 2018

Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Friday night through Saturday. The storm will affect the region Wednesday into Thursday. 330 AM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018 ... Buchanan-Delaware-Dubuque-Benton-Linn-Jones-Jackson-Cedar-Clinton-Scott-Jo Daviess-Carroll-Whiteside-Rock Island-Henry IL-Bureau- Putnam. These areas could see anywhere from 8-12" + of snow with localized pockets of 16-24"+ above 2,500 ft. (more...)
China may hike tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum, other goods
- March 24, 2018

The government of China has announced it is considering enforcing duties on 128 US products, including a 15 percent duty on USA ethanol, in response to President Donald Trump's decision to impose respective 25 percent and 10 percent tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products. (more...)
White House to Begin Investigation on President's Leaked Briefing Papers White House to Begin Investigation on President's Leaked Briefing Papers
- March 24, 2018

First of all, said Liz Hempowicz of the non-profit Project on Government Oversight (POGO), we don't know what the final version of the Trump administration NDAs said. This is extraordinary. Every president inveighs against leakers and bemoans the kiss-and-tell books; no president, to my knowledge, has attempted to impose such a pledge. (more...)
Death Toll Rises To 14 In Helmand Explosion Death Toll Rises To 14 In Helmand Explosion
- March 24, 2018

Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, in Helmand province said the 12 killed and 40 wounded were received at a hospital in Lashkar Gha today. Most of the victims were civilians, but some were security officials, said the Helmand governor, Hayatullah Hayat. Taliban and IS militants have ramped up attacks across the country in recent weeks even before the official start of the spring fighting season. (more...)
Sarkozy, former Min held for police questioning; for Libyan funding case Sarkozy, former Min held for police questioning; for Libyan funding case
- March 24, 2018

Under French law Sarkozy, who was detained this morning, can be held up to 48 hours for questioning. The alleged sum violates French rules against foreign funding, as the legal campaign financing limit was Euro 21 million at the time. After the publication of severe documents through two large reportages on Mediapart , the investigations of the magistrates have advanced considerably, reinforcing the suspicions hanging over the campaign of the former head of state. (more...)
Former playmate apologizes to first lady for alleged affair with President Trump Former playmate apologizes to first lady for alleged affair with President Trump
- March 24, 2018

She added, "I'm not out to make money on this". 'I'm like, oh, OK. I'm like 'Uhh. OK.' That's when I kind of thought, 'Maybe they're having issues.' I didn't ask. Another defamation lawsuit was filed by former " Apprentice " contestant Summer Zervos against Trump for forcibly kissing and groping her years ago. (more...)
Scott orders troopers to patrol Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Scott orders troopers to patrol Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
- March 24, 2018

During a bail hearing on Tuesday for mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's brother, Zachary Cruz - who allegedly disregarded warnings and returned Monday to skateboard on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's campus - a state prosecutor accused the brothers of "starting" a penpal or fan club to attract girls. (more...)
US State Department approves $670m arms deal with Saudi Arabia US State Department approves $670m arms deal with Saudi Arabia
- March 24, 2018

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Saudi Arabia was " part of the solution " in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a US -supported military campaign against Houthi rebels that is heavily criticized for inflicting civilian casualties. (more...)
John Dowd quits as Trump's lead attorney on the Russian Federation investigation John Dowd quits as Trump's lead attorney on the Russian Federation investigation
- March 24, 2018

A frequent guest on Fox News , Mr diGenova has publicly attacked Mr Mueller's investigation and the FBI, saying he believes Mr Trump was framed by Justice Department officials on a political vendetta. Dowd has been Trump's lead outside lawyer for the Russian Federation probe since last (northern) summer, when longtime Trump personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz stepped down. (more...)
Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill
- March 24, 2018

The omnibus spending bill was supposed to be an antidote to the stopgap measures Congress has been forced to pass - five in this fiscal year alone - to keep government temporarily running amid partisan fiscal disputes. "It's much of the same of what we've become accustomed to in witnessing Washington conservatives", he said. While his Republican counterparts were incensed by Paul's refusal to vote for the budget in February, his grandstanding successfully gave a voice to those in this ... (more...)
Businesses May Apply for Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Businesses May Apply for Exclusion from Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
- March 22, 2018

Chinese companies are already subject to tighter investment rules in the United States and there are proposals in Congress to more tightly control inward and outward investment with China . "If, in the end, the United States takes actions that harm China's interests then China will have to take resolute and necessary steps to respond to protect our legitimate interests". (more...)
Saudi Prince Mohammed Tells Trump He Sees 'Stable' Oil Market Saudi Prince Mohammed Tells Trump He Sees 'Stable' Oil Market
- March 22, 2018

As I said before, when it comes to the missiles and the planes and all of the military equipment, there's nobody that even comes close to us in terms of technology and the quality of the equipment. He said a 10-year window for implementing the deal was already underway. "And that's why we are here today, to be sure that we've tackled all the opportunities and achieve it and also get rid of all the threats facing our both countries", he said. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of the Piedmont Triad Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of the Piedmont Triad
- March 22, 2018

He added: "There is a possibility of some snow showers but they are likely to be over mountains in Scotland and perhaps the Pennines so it will be more of a high ground feature". Forecasters are predicting it could be a chillier than average Easter weekend but said anyone hoping for a bit more snow could end up disappointed. (more...)
Trump's China tariffs could hurt Walmart, Best Buy Trump's China tariffs could hurt Walmart, Best Buy
- March 22, 2018

Nelson Dong, a senior partner at the worldwide law firm Dorsey & Whitney law firm and co-head of its Asian Practice Group, shared his expertise after hearing that President Trump is preparing to impose a package of $ 60 billion in annual tariffs against China , which he plans to reveal by the end of the week. (more...)
Politicians set off tear gas in Kosovan parliament over border dispute Politicians set off tear gas in Kosovan parliament over border dispute
- March 22, 2018

The session had to be adjourned to allow the chamber to ventilate but as MPs started going back into the room, more tear gas was released, holding up proceedings again. President Hashim Thaci, who signed the deal in 2015 when he was foreign minister, denounced "the unsafe tactics of the opponents of the visa liberalization". (more...)
Trump congratulates Putin, calls for arms-race talks Trump congratulates Putin, calls for arms-race talks
- March 22, 2018

Trump's congratulating Putin has revived criticism that he has been too reluctant to criticize the Russian leader and retaliate for Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that Trump won. Johnson said applications to go to Russian Federation for the World Cup were about a quarter of what they were at this stage ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (more...)
Toyota halts driverless trials after fatal Uber crash Toyota halts driverless trials after fatal Uber crash
- March 22, 2018

According to police, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg attempted to cross Mill Avenue just south of Curry Road when she was struck. Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir, who saw video of the crash, told the San Francisco Chronicle late Monday that it "would have been hard to avoid this collision in any kind of mode (autonomous or human-driven) based on how she came from the shadows right into the roadway". (more...)
Defamation case against Trump to move forward Defamation case against Trump to move forward
- March 21, 2018

Justice Jennifer Schecter in Manhattan rejected Trump's claim that he was immune from being sued, finding "absolutely no authority" to dismiss litigation related "purely to unofficial conduct" exclusively because he occupied the White House. (more...)
Rocket Attack by Terrorists on Damascus Outskirts Kills 37 People Rocket Attack by Terrorists on Damascus Outskirts Kills 37 People
- March 21, 2018

They were among hundreds of residents who returned Monday to the town's rubble-strewn streets, days after Syrian government troops rolled through the area as part of a month-old assault on rebels in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus. It has not taken decisive action to defend human rights and prevent further loss of life."The high commissioner for human rights spoke at an informal meeting at the United Nations shortly after his expected briefing to the Security Council was blocked when ... (more...)
Small City Moves To Opt Out Of California Sanctuary Law Small City Moves To Opt Out Of California Sanctuary Law
- March 21, 2018

The Los Alamitos action also directed the city attorney to write an amicus brief in support of the March 7 preemption lawsuit filed against California by the Justice Department. Census. "I think the government needs to get itself together and agree", Cobian said. " You do not represent me by passing this ordinance ", Reed said. (more...)
Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal Britain, EU agree Brexit transition deal
- March 20, 2018

The "transition" period will last from March 2019 to the end of December 2020. Both Australia and the United Kingdom have indicated they hope to sign a trade deal after Brexit , and there have already been a series of discussions exploring what such a deal might cover. (more...)