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Israeli police kill Palestinian who stabbed three in Jerusalem

The dailies said accordingly, Israeli police cordoned off the Old City and forced shop owners to close their shops before detaining 20 of them. A Palestinian youth has been shot dead after stabbing three people, including a police officer, in Jerusalem , authorities have confirmed. [Full Article...]

Chicago police arrest 14-year-old boy in Facebook Live rape

Chicago police arrest 14-year-old boy in Facebook Live rape A spokesperson for the Chicago police said, Anthony Gugliemi confirmed that the arrested boy was one of the offenders identified in the video, which was later taken down from Facebook. The girl was allegedly assaulted by five or six males last month. They are working to ensure her safety and well-being. The Facebook Live video of the incident - which occurred March 19 - was viewed by at least 40... [Full Article...]

We have full faith in Election Commission: BJP on EVM row

We have full faith in Election Commission: BJP on EVM row The video of machine favouring the BJP had gone viral prompting the EC to launch a probe and order the removal of both the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police. He also questioned the "compulsion" of "using EVMs whose chip was imported". "In these circumstances it is requested to seriously consider our demand of conducting the by-polls through ballot paper and replace the CEO s... [Full Article...]

Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has said he will testify to the senators next week, one of 20 witnesses expected to be called. This is a developing story. I'll admit I voted for him (Trump). Nunes, who met with an unknown person at the White House last week to review classified information, said that he does not need to step aside. [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee Set to Probe Russian Influence on US Election

Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday: TRUMP VS. Richard Burr, R-N.C., provided an update Wednesday of the committee's investigation into activities Russia might have taken to alter or influence the 2016 elections and whether there were any campaign contacts with Russian government officials that might have interfered with the election process. [Full Article...]

Assam: Well wishers gather at LGBI on Spiritual leader Dalai Lama's arrival!

Assam: Well wishers gather at LGBI on Spiritual leader Dalai Lama's arrival! Meanwhile, Zhanwu said a 22-member business delegation from China's Shandong province will visit West Bengal next week for a business meeting with its Indian counterparts. "We are ready to work with all our neighbouring countries to contribute to the development and mutual benefit". He added, "China firmly opposes the Dalai Lama carrying out any activities in the relevant region and we have expr... [Full Article...]

Growing "abnormal" beard is a crime in China

Growing The rules also ban spreading " extremist ideas ", refusing to watch or listen to government propaganda on radio or TV, and preventing children from receiving "national education", according to the text of regulations. Peaceful protests have taken place alongside bombings and other violent attacks on Chinese security forces and institutions. The Chinese government blames the violence on Islamist ... [Full Article...]

17 missing in Indonesia landslide

17 missing in Indonesia landslide The local army chief, Lt Col Slamet Sarijanto, said villagers told him that 38 people were buried by the slide - 22 in their houses and 16 while harvesting ginger. Today's landslide hit as people were harvesting ginger at the foot of a hill. Seasonal rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, which is comprised of a chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainou... [Full Article...]

Trump thinks meet with Xi will be 'very difficult'

Trump thinks meet with Xi will be 'very difficult' Before arriving in the US, President Xi will pay a state visit to Finland, his first to the European Union this year. State-run Chinese media is expressing optimism about next week's superpower summit in Palm Beach between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping . [Full Article...]

Thrill-Seeking Surfers Dive Into Raging Floodwaters at Murwillumbah Weir

Thrill-Seeking Surfers Dive Into Raging Floodwaters at Murwillumbah Weir One female tourist was killed in a auto crash on Monday that police said was due to wild weather as Cyclone Debbie approached. "The water's the highest I've ever seen it, heaps of shops are closed and most places shut at midday yesterday and everyone went home while they still could", Natasha Bolden told Reuters from the Murwillumbah Golf Club. [Full Article...]

European Union draft guidelines soften line on future United Kingdom relationship

European Union draft guidelines soften line on future United Kingdom relationship In Germany , government spokesman Steffen Seibert said "we will hopefully come to this second step soon". The 27 member states will demand that the withdrawal agreement include appropriate dispute settlement mechanisms, as well as mechanisms to deal with situations that may arise in future, and are not covered by the exit deal. [Full Article...]

SC bans hotels, restaurants along highways from serving liquor

SC bans hotels, restaurants along highways from serving liquor Thousands of highway bars in the country face closure from tomorrow with the Supreme Court clarifying that a ban it imposed a year ago was not confined to liquor takeaway outlets alone. Sandhu stated in the petition that he wanted to make roads safer for the citizens. In Maharashtra, reports suggest, the ruling could impact over 8,000 establishments. [Full Article...]

Trump approves escalation of counter-terrorism strikes in Somalia

The authorization, approved Wednesday, is "consistent with our approach of developing capable Somali security forces and supporting regional partners in their efforts to combat al-Shabab", said Navy Capt. Trump has made the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliated extremist groups one of the priorities of his administration. [Full Article...]

Ex-US President Bill Clinton to join mourners at Martin McGuinness funeral

Ex-US President Bill Clinton to join mourners at Martin McGuinness funeral Soldiers found it impossible to pass IRA road barricades erected in McGuinness' nearby Bogside power base. McGuinness was active until the last weeks of his life, helping to orchestrate one of the biggest political victories for Irish nationalism in decades by forcing a snap election in March that deprived pro-British unionism of its majority in the regional parliament for the first time. [Full Article...]

Israeli Cabinet approves new settlement, first in 2 decades

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 15, 2017. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been simultaneously negotiating with the United States government on reducing settlement activity. The unanimous vote will rehouse settlers from Amona - an outpost first declared illegal under I... [Full Article...]

Top US diplomat meets wife of jailed American in Turkey

Top US diplomat meets wife of jailed American in Turkey They are hard options. Abstained to clarify the YPG role in upcoming Raqqa offensive of the anti-IS coalition, Tillerson acknowledged that the US faces " difficult choices ". Even before Tillerson landed, Turkish officials this week leaked to the local news media a damaging rumor about the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul that seemed timed to put pressure on the secretary's visit. [Full Article...]

US signals policy decision soon on Russian arms treaty allegations

US signals policy decision soon on Russian arms treaty allegations In response to Mattis, Alexey Pushkov, a senior Russian lawmaker, tweeted, "New US administration sounds just like the old one -- Mattis is indistinguishable from (former Defense Secretary Ash) Carter, Tillerson is talking about 'Russian aggression.' (Barack) Obama and (Hillary) Clinton must be happy". [Full Article...]

Lebanon near 'breaking point' over Syrian refugee crisis: PM Hariri

Lebanon near 'breaking point' over Syrian refugee crisis: PM Hariri Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt have taken in the majority of the people displaced by the civil war in Syria, which started six years ago. "Some people say we should have refugee camps in Lebanon". UNHCR is urging countries to step up their efforts to meet pledges to resettle some 500,000 Syrians, saying half of those places have been allocated. [Full Article...]

Jong-Nam Murder: No Strong Evidence to Arrest Three North Koreans - IGP

It is not known what caused the diplomatic breakthrough, but as well as the body's release, two suspects who had been holed up in North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur were also released. It was released as part of a deal under which nine Malaysians previously prevented from leaving North Korea have now arrived home. He didn't say if Kim's body had left Malaysia. [Full Article...]

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Le Pen's anti-immigration and anti-EU platform appeals to the Kremlin, which has postured as a defender of conservative national values against Western globalization. She also said that Russian Federation and France needed to unite to fight global terrorism, a sentiment later echoed by Putin who has long advocated teaming up with the West to take on the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]


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