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Endangered rhino found shot to death, mutilated at French zoo

Endangered rhino found shot to death, mutilated at French zoo It added that "his second horn was only partially cut, which suggests that the criminals were disturbed or that their equipment proved defective". The zoo says a couple pounds of the horn could be worth up to $50,000. It's believed the poachers broke into the zoo by breaking past an outer gate near the site's "African Plain" area, before breaking two more doors at the rhinoceros enclosure, staff s... [Full Article...]

USA considering splitting immigrant children from parents

USA considering splitting immigrant children from parents But a federal judge in California ruled that keeping children in these centres was unlawful, even with their parents, so the families were released into the US. Stemming the surge of migrants is among President Trump's top immigration goals, and his administration is searching for any answers to a problem that bedeviled President Obama. [Full Article...]

No deaths after avalanche sweeps down France ski slopes

No deaths after avalanche sweeps down France ski slopes The incident took place about 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. EST). An AFP journalist at the scene said rescue workers and sniffer dogs were deployed. "According to witnesses, there are many people under the avalanche ", a regional spokesman for the French Gendarmerie told the Dauphiné Liberé newspaper. [Full Article...]

British woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted for weeks in Australian Outback

British woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted for weeks in Australian Outback The 22-year-old Cairns man has been remanded in custody on several charges including four counts of rape and strangulation, deprivation of liberty and eight counts of assault occasioning bodily harm. The route the police say the pair drove, from Cairns in the far north to Mitchell , inland from Brisbane. He is due to face court again next week. [Full Article...]

Drama in courtroom as Jethmalani grills Arun Jaitley

Drama in courtroom as Jethmalani grills Arun Jaitley Mr. Jaitley said the election result is not merely a test of a candidate's reputation , considering that the Defendant No. l (Mr. Kejriwal) had lost the same Lok Sabha election in 2014 by 3.5 lakh votes. Jethmalani, on his part, asked the minister if he knew that the CBI search was in the expectation that some DDCA documents may be found. The Supreme Court had on November 22 dismissed Kejriwal'... [Full Article...]

Watch John Oliver Interview Dalai Lama Over Reincarnation Controversy

Watch John Oliver Interview Dalai Lama Over Reincarnation Controversy In 2014, former Tibet governor Padma Choling said the Dalai Lama was " profaning religion and Tibetan Buddhism " by saying there won't be a reincarnation when he dies, according to Shanghaiist . No, no, don't make me a demon! India and China seem headed for another spat over the proposed April 4-13 visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, with Beijing warning that the Tibetan leader's trip... [Full Article...]

Park Solicited Bribes from Samsung, Probe Finds

Park Solicited Bribes from Samsung, Probe Finds Park, Choi and Lee have all denied wrongdoing. Park, 65, has had her powers suspended since her impeachment by parliament in December. The investigation looked into an influence-peddling scandal involving Park, who was impeached after accusations she had colluded with Choi to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives. [Full Article...]

Democrats Press Justice Nominee to Commit to Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe

Democrats mostly peppered Rosenstein with questions about the ongoing investigation into allegations of Russian interference in last year's election. He articulated his defense in a letter released by the Department of Justice. "There is no mandatory public report or other finding at the end of the investigation if no charges are filed", Grassley said Tuesday in his opening remarks. [Full Article...]

Lucknow standoff: At least 2 suspects holed up inside Thakurganj house

Lucknow standoff: At least 2 suspects holed up inside Thakurganj house Sources said the UP police were tipped-off from one of the southern states about the presence of two suspected terrorists in the state. The suspect who was found in Kanpur has been arrested. A team was sent to Kanpur, while another arrived in Lucknow , where the operations are now on. Instead he was resorting to firing. The suspect, said to have fired shots at security forces, has holed himself u... [Full Article...]

Israeli adopts law barring boycott supporters from entering country

Israeli adopts law barring boycott supporters from entering country The BDS movement advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel in what its supporters say is a nonviolent way to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. "I am not in favour of the academic or cultural boycott of Israel, and I am not in favour of a blanket boycott of Israeli goods". Peace Now, an Israel-based settlement watch group, denounced the law as "undemocratic". [Full Article...]

DU's Prof G Saibaba convicted of Maoist links, sentenced for life

DU's Prof G Saibaba convicted of Maoist links, sentenced for life The 5 others convicted include former journalist Prashant Rahi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Hem Mishra. Additional Sessions Judge S S Shinde convicted the accused under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). [Full Article...]

ZTE to pay $1.19 billion over sales to Iran and North Korea

ZTE to pay $1.19 billion over sales to Iran and North Korea The equipment included routers, microprocessors and servers controlled under export regulations for "security, encryption. and/or anti-terrorism reasons". Mr O'Brien and the multinational's chief executive, Xianming Zhao, signed the agreement last month. The settlement ends a five-year federal investigation into ZTE. [Full Article...]

Turkish PM, Merkel hold 'productive, good' conversation

Turkish PM, Merkel hold 'productive, good' conversation What impact will the Trump administration have on feds? Peter Altmaier, her chief of staff, said Monday that Germany didn't need lessons in democracy and called Erdogan's comments unacceptable . The growing rift has potential security implications. But Germany is wary of rising tensions, seeking continued Turkish commitment to procedures preventing large movements of refugees from Turkey to E... [Full Article...]

Film Historian, Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne Dead at 84

Film Historian, Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne Dead at 84 Making a living off writing and talking about movies - not to mention being satirized on "Saturday Night Live" by Darrell Hammond and Jason Sudeikis and having a bobblehead made in his image - was a dream come true for Osborne. He followed her advice and wrote his first book, " Academy Awards Illustrated ", which was published in 1965. In 1977, he joined the staff at the Hollywood Reporter whe... [Full Article...]

Afghan family detained in U.S. despite visas set for release

Afghan family detained in U.S. despite visas set for release The father, mother and three small children were granted Special Immigrant Visas because family members risked their lives to defend the USA government overseas, said the filing from lawyers with the International Refugee Assistance Project, a legal aid group for refugees and displaced persons. [Full Article...]

IEA warns of potential shortage of global oil supplies in 3 years

India's oil demand growth could also overtake China's in the same timeframe, the report said. The IEA report said that demand and supply trends point to a tight global oil market and in 2022, spare production capacity may fall to 14-year low. [Full Article...]

Libya National Army Retreats from Key Oil Port

It did not detail any specific measures taken or say that there had been any change to operations in the ports. "It shows nobody can control Libya by force", he said , in an apparent reference to Haftar, whose critics have accused him of wanting to install a military regime in the oil-rich country. [Full Article...]

Here's the Story Behind the Putin Donut Photo Trump Shared Today

Here's the Story Behind the Putin Donut Photo Trump Shared Today More than that: If Trump were to lift sanctions after the daily drumbeat of Kremlingate disclosures (including Wednesday's news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not being truthful in denying he had any meetings with Russian representatives), the president would be at serious risk of impeachment - if not now, then if and when Democrats regain control of Congress. [Full Article...]

Somali drought claims 110 lives in 2 days

Somali drought claims 110 lives in 2 days Last month the UN's children's agency UNICEF said more than a quarter of a million children might suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year. "It is a hard situation for the pastoralists and their livestock". "Thousands have been streaming into Somalia's capital, Mogadishu , in search of food aid, overwhelming local and worldwide aid agencies", the news service reports. [Full Article...]

Thousands Flee Mosul as Fighting Continues in City's West

Thousands Flee Mosul as Fighting Continues in City's West Reporting from Erbil, Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, who visited the hospital where the patients were being treated, said: "I saw a young boy, about eight or nine years old, and his entire body had burn marks, black and brown marks, all across his body". [Full Article...]


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