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Man shares photo of 'genuinely nice bloke' Keith Palmer after officer's murder

Man shares photo of 'genuinely nice bloke' Keith Palmer after officer's murder A schoolgirl has paid tribute to her "hero" PC Keith Palmer by dressing up as the courageous police officer for Comic Relief. "I was 17 when I joined and the only girl in the unit, so they were all like my big brothers", she said . "He was a strong professional public servant and it was a delight to meet him here again only a few months after being elected". "I was a police officer at the t... [Full Article...]

Yemen President sentenced to death by rebel-run court for treason

Yemen President sentenced to death by rebel-run court for treason Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, spokesman for the Arab coalition fighting the Houthis, said: "We don't lack information or evidence that the Iranians, by various means, are smuggling weapons into the area". Both parties have blocked or restricted critical relief supplies from reaching civilians. The UN Human Rights Council fell short of establishing a full stand-alone inquiry in September 2016, ... [Full Article...]

Backed operations paused for repairs at 'endangered' Syria dam

The capture of the military airport is the first major success for the rebel alliance since the US-led coalition airlifted its fighters to place them behind IS lines last week, the BBC's Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher reports. The U.S. -led coalition denied targeting the dam, behind which lies Syria's largest water reservoir. The airlift was a major development to the SDF's multi-front ... [Full Article...]

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

NCAA Division III, Under-16 girls and adult-league players were sought out by USA Hockey officials. Negotiations between both sides overnight failed to resolve the dispute. Thankfully our group is united, passionate, and supported so widely. While the issue has only recently received widespread attention since the boycott was announced, the players emphasize that negotiations have already gone... [Full Article...]

Rand shows little reaction as Pravin Gordhan says he remains finance minister

Rand shows little reaction as Pravin Gordhan says he remains finance minister South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Credit ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's have warned that South Africa risks being downgraded to junk status if the government's management of the economy is viewed as corrupt and ineffici... [Full Article...]

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah' State officials say the child's name - ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah - should either be Handy, Walk or a combination of the two. "The parents get to decide the name of the child", said Michael Baumrind, a lawyer for the family. "Not the state. It is an easy case". For parents a delay in getting birth certificate means they will have trouble sending her to school or get her admitted to a ... [Full Article...]

Use of pellet guns: SC asks Govt to consider other means

Use of pellet guns: SC asks Govt to consider other means The PIL also requested the Supreme Court to appoint a committee to identify minority communities in Jammu and Kashmir and stop all disbursement of monetary benefits to minority communities in the state till the committee gave its report. "The state government has, as of now, agreed to go by my advice", he told the bench. The PIL also alleges that communities that are eligible to be notified as m... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom summer bookings are flat, says Thomas Cook

United Kingdom summer bookings are flat, says Thomas Cook The winter 2016/17 programme is 90% sold as expected and bookings up 1% compared to previous year, with average selling prices down 1%. Yet demand remained strong across the business with summer holidays 42% sold, an 1% increase on the previous year, despite the slump in the pound making trips overseas more expensive for United Kingdom residents. [Full Article...]

Tecumseh officer shot while chasing suspect

Terney chased the suspect and attempted to tase them, but police said it had no affect on the suspect. A 22-year-old police officer has been critically wounded in a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said Monday. [Full Article...]

Brexit: EU tariffs could harm the UK's supply of food and drink

Dugdale's letter to the PM says: "It is vital that your government works closely with the devolved administrations in the months ahead, and all constitutional focus must be on securing the best Brexit deal for the UK". The Scottish government has repeatedly expressed concern that it was left out of negotiations to leave the European Union. Now is the time when we should be pulling together, not ha... [Full Article...]

US, Russia, China, others sit out nuclear ban talks at UN

The first stage of the conference will last until March 31 and will be held without Russian Federation, which is opposed to adopting the treaty along with other nuclear powers, including the United States, the UK and France. The UN action followed a series of fact-finding conferences on the unacceptable humanitarian cost of any nuclear weapons use and the role a prohibition on nuclear weapons woul... [Full Article...]

You'll Soon Be Able to Legally Buy and Grow Weed in Canada

The legislation also comes with a home cultivation provision, one that will allow Canadians to grow up to four plants on their property for personal use. Some members of Parliament believe Trudeau's willingness to allow people to continue being criminalized by marijuana possession is proof that the liberals will not succeed in ending prohibition nationwide. [Full Article...]

Bawana MLA Ved Prakash resigns from AAP, joins BJP

Besides these ministers, party's MPs from Delhi along with party MLA Vijendra Gupta, former Delhi party unit chief Satish Upadhyay, Shyam Jaju and organisational secretary (BJP) Siddharthan were also present in the meeting. Organising a press conference, Prakash said that Kejriwal does not know what is happening inside the party. Kejriwal said the shortfall would be met with money saved by elimi... [Full Article...]

Islamic State 'evacuating Raqqa over dam collapse fears'

Raqqa and Mosul, where Iraqi forces are conducting an offensive since mid-October, are the two shrines of Daesh. SDF spokesman Talal Sello told AFP that the alliance would "begin rehabilitating the airport after clearing out explosive devices" left behind by IS and said the base's main landing strip had been seriously damaged. [Full Article...]

Muslim women form human chain after Westminster terror attack

Muslim women form human chain after Westminster terror attack The attacker then crashed into a gate near the Palace of Westminster and fatally stabbed a police officer, authorities said. "His attack method appears to be based on low sophistication, low tech, low cost techniques copied from other attacks, and echo the rhetoric of IS leaders in terms of methodology and attacking police and civilians, but at this stage I have no evidence he discussed this wit... [Full Article...]

Netherlands sack manager Danny Blind

There is no word on who will replace Blind, but the Dutch don't play again until June so there is no rush. The Dutch side are faltering in their bid to qualify for the tournament in Russian Federation next year, sitting fourth in their group. [Full Article...]

Australia: Queensland braces itself as 'very destructive' Cyclone Debbie approaches

Australia: Queensland braces itself as 'very destructive' Cyclone Debbie approaches The Whitsundays, an island off the coast of Queensland, faced an evacuation call Sunday as residents were told to leave low-lying areas amid fears of a storm tide. Mayor Greg Williamson then sent a message to residents, urging them to put together a plan for their homes, businesses and pets, and to listen intently for further instructions. [Full Article...]

Sonia Gandhi & Son Rahul Return to India From US

Sonia Gandhi & Son Rahul Return to India From US After losing two major Assembly Elections this year, in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and the failure to make a coalition in Goa and Manipur has led the party to think about the issue of restructuring the party as one of their major issues. [Full Article...]

UN Human Rights Council adopts new North Korea resolution

UN Human Rights Council adopts new North Korea resolution The North previously warned the USA they would nuke them if a "a single bullet" was sacked at their territory. On Mar. 24, former South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon proposed delaying the operational deployment of the THAAD radar to which China is so opposed in exchange for China asking North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons and missile programs. [Full Article...]

Violent clashes in California after pro-Trump rallies descend into chaos

Violent clashes in California after pro-Trump rallies descend into chaos When the California scuffle was over, two people had minor injuries that didn't require medical attention, Captain Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks told the Associated Press. As the marchers, many in MAGA hats or carrying American flags, walked down the bike path from Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue, about a dozen protesters wearing black masks formed a wall blocking them. [Full Article...]


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