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Malala named youngest United Nations messenger of peace Malala named youngest United Nations messenger of peace
- April 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai is no longer the activist for the rights of girl education but is now all set to take another important task and that is to become the UN's youngest-ever "messenger of peace". She also became the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma. (more...)
Settle Brexit items, then hold fall talks on UK's future Settle Brexit items, then hold fall talks on UK's future
- April 10, 2017

Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines say that other 27 countries are ready for a transitional deal after Britain's exit in 2019. He will visit London for talks with the Prime Minister ahead of an April 29 summit in Brussels, when the remaining 27 member states are expected to approve the guidelines , clearing the way for talks to begin in earnest. (more...)
Gov. Bentley praises halt of impeachment proceedings
- April 10, 2017

Earlier Friday, Bentley appeared in a hastily called news conference on the steps of the Alabama Capitol. The House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to begin impeachment hearings Monday morning. The Alabama House Judiciary Committee sought the investigation ahead of considering impeachment articles against the governor for willful neglect of duty and corruption in office. (more...)
Tillerson says no reason for Russia to retaliate Tillerson says no reason for Russia to retaliate
- April 10, 2017

In remarks from his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach , Florida, President Donald Trump explained his decision to launch a military strike against a Syrian air base Thursday night, expressing disgust at the "very barbaric attack" by Syria. (more...)
US special operations soldier was killed today in Afghanistan US special operations soldier was killed today in Afghanistan
- April 09, 2017

The Taliban, the insurgent group that has fought the United States and the Afghan government since 2001, has also routinely clashed with the Islamic State. This is the first U.S. combat death in Afghanistan in 2017. The U.S. and Afghanistan have been conducting special operations against ISIS-Khorasan for many months. (more...)
Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines
- April 09, 2017

It originated one kilometer (km) southwest of Mabini, Batangas . Tomas and Lemery Batangas; and Batangas City and Tagaytay City. Intensity IV was felt in Dasmariñas, Cavite, Lucena City and Pateros City, while Intensity III was reported in Makati City, Pasay City, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City and Bacoor Cavite. (more...)
Dallas emergency sirens hacked, shut down overnight Dallas emergency sirens hacked, shut down overnight
- April 09, 2017

Friday and the system was completely shut off by 1:20 p.m. Saturday. "Tornado sirens going off here in Dallas with no rain in sight". A city spokesperson says emergency crews are manually turning off the sirens and could take up to three hours before they're all turned off. (more...)
North Korea's latest missile test ended in failure: U.S North Korea's latest missile test ended in failure: U.S
- April 08, 2017

The latest launch came after President Donald Trump threatened the USA was prepared to go it alone in bringing the North to heel. "There's really no need for Tillerson to react every time when North Korea does something". Every North Korean nuclear test and missile launch reminds the United States and its allies of the limited options they have on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
- April 08, 2017

The persons who reported Kushner's omissions to the New York Times have direct knowledge of the questionnaire and chose to remain anonymous since the document is confidential. The administration has "already shaken things up", Trump said. The investigation into the matter, as well as possible Russian ties held by the Trump campaign and transition team remain underway (although thanks to Rep. (more...)
CEMA: Severe thunderstorm warning for Chatham County until 12:30 a.m. CEMA: Severe thunderstorm warning for Chatham County until 12:30 a.m.
- April 08, 2017

No injuries or fatalities were reported. Update 1:54 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for Lee County, most of eastern, central and northern Alabama. "We are still getting an inventory of damage", says Terrance McGregor, chief of Emergency Services. Some structural damage was also reported at some homes and nearby buildings. (more...)
Flood alert in Kashmir after incessant rains and snowfall Flood alert in Kashmir after incessant rains and snowfall
- April 07, 2017

The Health Department has directed all district and block level officers to prepare for exigencies in case of flood. Due to inclement weather in Kashmir for last three days, the schools and colleges will remain closed till April 10, that is, Sunday. (more...)
Uber cheers House passage of bill setting statewide ride-sharing rules Uber cheers House passage of bill setting statewide ride-sharing rules
- April 07, 2017

The Florida House stripped the Senate's gambling bill and passed its own Wednesday, signaling the two chambers will likely have to negotiate a compromise during the session's final weeks. They pointed out that under the legislative piece, the Seminole Tribe would pay what equals to 13% in tax revenue, compared to a 35% tax pari-mutuels in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are annually contributing to Florida coffers. (more...)
National Weather Service warns of potential for flooding Tuesday and Thursday National Weather Service warns of potential for flooding Tuesday and Thursday
- April 07, 2017

One to two inches of rain is expected to fall on top of the already saturated ground, said Gary Conte, a meteorologist for the agency. Rivers and streams continue to run high, with the Delaware River expected to surge to almost 16 feet in Easton, and almost 17 feet in Riegelsville, Bucks County by the weekend. (more...)
Susan Rice unmasked: Smoking gun or distraction?
- April 06, 2017

Republicans have been excited all week in response to a report that says former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice asked the intelligence community to "unmask" the names of Trump campaign and Trump transition officials. "So far, all we have is Rice acknowledging she did ask for some specific USA person data in some intelligence report", Eddington said in an interview with The Daily Signal. (more...)
Boeing Co (BA) Inks $3B Jet Deal With Airline in Iran Boeing Co (BA) Inks $3B Jet Deal With Airline in Iran
- April 06, 2017

Boeing said the first delivery would come in 2022. Aerospace analysts said Boeing's sales deals with Iran would test the priorities of President Donald Trump who has both expressed commitment to protect USA industries and employees from foreign competition and opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Middle Eastern country, according to a report by Rick Gladstone for the New York Times. (more...)
Student's choking death in pancake contest shows dangers of competitive eating Student's choking death in pancake contest shows dangers of competitive eating
- April 06, 2017

The Kappa Delta sorority sister, whose father, James Nelson , was a Port Authority police officer who died on 9/11, was transferred to a NY hospital on Friday in critical but stable condition. Bob Kalamara said during a news conference. Although Nelson had several food allergies, Kalamaras said it was determined they were not a contributing factor. (more...)
N Chandrababu Naidu drops 5 ministers, inducts 11 new faces N Chandrababu Naidu drops 5 ministers, inducts 11 new faces
- April 03, 2017

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a ceremony here. Naidu sought the resignations of five ministers who have now been replaced at a cabinet meet on Saturday night. 'It's a grave insult to the Constitution and also to the state, ' he said. 'People will not tolerate such immoral acts and they will soon deliver their verdict appropriately, ' Jagan said. (more...)
Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule Pence breaks Senate tie on killing family-planning grants rule
- April 03, 2017

Showing how perilously close the legislation was to defeat, Republicans also had to bring in Sen. Two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - voted against the 48 other GOP senators. The GOP-dominated House of Representatives voted in favor of undoing the non-discrimination rule on February 16. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson returned to cast the vote that created the tie. (more...)
British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker
- April 02, 2017

At least 50 people were injured in the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May said that he was once investigated by British domestic spy agency MI5 in relation to "concerns about violent extremism", but was not part of the current "intelligence picture". (more...)
Nunes, Schiff meet to try to get Russian Federation investigation back on track
- April 02, 2017

Nunes told Bloomberg on Monday that he went to the White House because he didn't " have networked access to these kinds of reports in Congress ". "That's ridiculous", Chaffetz said Tuesday on MSNBC. Asked if members of the committee made similar visits during President Obama's tenure, Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said such trips were unusual. Spicer's comments come as the leaders of the House intelligence committee are trying to get their Russian Federation investigation back on the rails, ... (more...)
Syrian refugee numbers in the region surpasses five million
- April 02, 2017

More than 5 million Syrians have fled their country as it has been torn apart by civil war over the past six years, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday. He told the journalists that, at the conference, he will propose a five to seven-year policy paper under which the worldwide community would commit to paying 10,000 to 12,000 dollars for each refugee by investing in Lebanon's infrastructure. (more...)
Malaysian PM Razak receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan Malaysian PM Razak receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
- April 02, 2017

Najib added that Modi's visit led to the deepening of existing areas of cooperation and the exploration of new areas of cooperation between the two nations. The Malaysian Prime Minister's visit to the actor's residence was seen as further endorsement of this report. Malaysia would like to achieve target of USA $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020. (more...)
China to US: Keep 'coolheaded' on North Korean nuclear threat China to US: Keep 'coolheaded' on North Korean nuclear threat
- April 01, 2017

Tillerson and Xi were meeting in Beijing's Great Hall of the People at the end of Tillerson's first visit to China after taking office last month. China, the North's biggest source of diplomatic support and economic assistance, has yet to respond. (more...)
Three North Koreans cleared over Kim Jong Nam death
- April 01, 2017

Malaysia's police chief said the three North Koreans had been wanted for questioning because they were seen on CCTV near the airport attack. It was released as part of a deal under which nine Malaysians previously prevented from leaving North Korea have now arrived home. (more...)
Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
- March 31, 2017

Police said the incident "appeared to be criminal in nature with no terrorism connection", Roll Call reported . No one was injured, and the US Capitol remained open. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather declined to grant one after the federal public defender appointed to represent Hill, Tony Miles, said he had seen no reason to question Hill's competency. (more...)
Come look at intel material, White House tells House panel Come look at intel material, White House tells House panel
- March 31, 2017

One of them, identified by the Times as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, "was originally brought to the White House by Michael T. He questioned why the materials came to the White House by way of Nunes rather than by a more direct route. The committee's work has been deeply, and perhaps irreparably, undermined by Nunes' apparent co-ordination with the White House. (more...)
Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers
- March 31, 2017

The OAS floated the idea of suspending the oil-rich nation from the group this week, but left-wing governments in the region opposed it. Peru recalled its ambassador to Venezuela on Thursday. But foreign governments are increasingly decrying the shift toward authoritarian, one-party rule. A smaller group of 14 governments, including the USA, have also called for immediate elections to resolve the stalemate. (more...)
Morgue reopens as Kim's body reportedly leaves Malaysia
- March 31, 2017

The Malaysian government on Thursday struck a deal with North Korea for the return of nine of its citizens previously barred from leaving Pyongyang, in exchange for the body of Kim Jong-nam, the slain half-brother of North Koreas leader. John McCain has managed to infuriate North Korea after criticizing both Kim Jong-un's politics and physique in one scathing “crazy fat kid” insult. (more...)
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
- March 31, 2017

A South Korean judge was expected to deliberate into the early hours of Friday on whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country's first democratically elected leader to be thrown from office, in a corruption scandal that has dominated politics for months. (more...)
Senate intel panel working on Russia probe Senate intel panel working on Russia probe
- March 30, 2017

Asked if retired national security adviser Mike Flynn had been requested to attend, Mr Burr said it was "safe to say" he had. As internal tensions deepened in Washington over the Russian investigations, the area around Capitol Hill was briefly put on high alert on Wednesday morning and one building put on lockdown after DC police confirmed that a woman tried to ram a police vehicle and run over several police officers with her auto. (more...)