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Myanmar Forces and Buddhist Villagers Torched Rohingya Homes, then Killed

Myanmar Forces and Buddhist Villagers Torched Rohingya Homes, then Killed He cited security fears, continued discrimination and economic necessity. Nearly all of them blamed the Myanmar authorities' forced starvation of remaining Rohingya communities for creating acute food insecurity. "Myanmar faces a very serious crisis with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region", Zeid told a regional conference in Jakarta on February 5. [Full Article...]

Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown The US Congress passed a crucial federal spending bill on February 9, 2018 after hours of delay, sending the measure for President Donald Trump's signature to end the nation's second government shutdown in three weeks. The colossal bill, which lawmakers had been negotiating for months, is a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues ... [Full Article...]

McIlroy's outlook on golf matches climate at Pebble

McIlroy's outlook on golf matches climate at Pebble The World No.8 dropped his second shot of the day at the 16th, much to his frustration, but his round ended on a positive note when he rolled in a birdie putt on the last to complete a solid 68. Adam Scott is playing for the first time since 2010, the year Pebble Beach hosted the U.S. Open. Sitting nicely at three-under without a dropped shot, Ulsterman McDowell came unstuck at the notoriously... [Full Article...]

Over 40 settlements liberated in Syria's Afrin

Over 40 settlements liberated in Syria's Afrin The Turkish military launched the so-called Operation Olive Branch on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, seen by Ankara as a terrorist group. The Turkish-backed forces have been battling to try to capture the town of Afrin from the Kurdish fighters. Seven YPG fighter and two civilians were killed in the strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory fo... [Full Article...]

Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game

Kemba Walker replaces Kristaps Porzingis in All-Star Game Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in a February 7 matchup against the Bucks and will be out 10-12 months recovering. This season, Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 5.8 assists in 51 games but the Hornets have not lived up to expectations and that's why there were a lot of reports that a trade could be made. [Full Article...]

Venezuela to hold presidential vote on April 22 after talks fail

Venezuela to hold presidential vote on April 22 after talks fail Maduro running despite his widespread unpopularity and a crushing economic crisis in the oil-rich nation. The date for the elections was announced hours after the failure of the negotiations held by representations of the Government and the opposition coalition in the Dominican Republic, with the facilitation of an global group made up of Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Saint Vincent and t... [Full Article...]

Bush reveals 'clear evidence' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

Bush reveals 'clear evidence' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election The former 43rd President of the USA added that there was "clear evidence" about "Russians meddling" in the 2016 US presidential election which incumbent Republican President Donald Trump won against Democrat opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Full Article...]

Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against Rob Porter

Trump says he was 'surprised' by abuse allegations against Rob Porter The president added, "He also, as you probably know, says he is innocent, and I think you have to remember that". Despite the allegations, he received interim security clearance to act as gatekeeper to the USA president. It seems that Kelly had done something to aggravate Trump, because reports suggest that Trump didn't just call Priebus, but called many friends and advisors to rage against ... [Full Article...]

Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, US criticism

Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, US criticism According to historical evidence, there were over one million people, the majority of them Polish Jews, who died in the Nazi Germany-controlled Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, located south of modern-day Poland. Duda also announced Tuesday that he would ask the country's Constitutional Tribunal to review the bill to check whether it complies with Poland's fundamental rights, such as freedom of spee... [Full Article...]

North Korea says USA will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

North Korea says USA will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning The ministry took note of a State Department statement saying the USA reached the treaty limits last August, but it suggested the US may have cheated by "reconfiguring" some B-52 bomber aircraft and missile launchers aboard Ohio-class submarines to non-nuclear status. [Full Article...]

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang

Kurdish forces capture final two members of ISIS 'Beatles' beheading gang The New York Times reported that Kotey and Elsheikh were detained by Kurdish-led militia the Syrian Democratic Forces and handed over to USA special forces, having been identified through their fingerprints and other biometric data. The Times said group's ringleader, ringleader, Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John", was killed in an airstrike in 2015 in Syria. He was killed in a USA airstrik... [Full Article...]

U.S. fraternity caught in 'pig roast' fat-shaming sex game

U.S. fraternity caught in 'pig roast' fat-shaming sex game The new members were instructed not to inform the women of the contest and, in case of a tie, the member who had sex with a woman who weighed the most won, according to an investigation conducted by the University's Fraternity and Sorority Review Board that concluded last month. [Full Article...]

Florida boy rescued from claw machine

Florida boy rescued from claw machine The post read: "Oftentimes we say to ourselves that you never know what the next shift will bring". An off-duty lieutenant happened to be eating at the same restaurant when he noticed little Mason stuck inside the machine, the Titusville Fire and Emergency Services Department posted on its Facebook page . [Full Article...]

White House Aide Porter Out After Domestic Abuse Accusations

White House Aide Porter Out After Domestic Abuse Accusations He also participated in some National Security Council meetings in which classified material was discussed, per Bloomberg News . The Office of Security, a component of the Executive Office of the President, makes the final determination on security clearances based on background investigations conducted by the FBI. [Full Article...]

Upper Midwest, parts of Northeast prepare for another big winter storm

Upper Midwest, parts of Northeast prepare for another big winter storm The Winter Storm Warning for IN counties will begin at 9 p.m. EST Thursday and will expire by midnight EST Saturday. National Weather Service meteorologist Lanny Fisher says conditions will worsen throughout the day on Friday. It swept through quick, dropped a good amount of snow, it was light & fluffy, the wind was fairly behaved and everyone seems pretty happy. Officially, 0.04 inches of... [Full Article...]

Should the U.S. hold an annual military parade?

Should the U.S. hold an annual military parade? President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to hold a military parade through the streets of the United States capital as a celebration for the country's military servicemen. Meanwhile, the unusual plan for a military parade has already drawn criticism and comparisons with authoritarian regimes and dictators like North Korea's Kim Jong-un . [Full Article...]

Inside the DMZ between North and South Korea

Inside the DMZ between North and South Korea At the same time, the vice president has deliberately left the door open to a possible encounter with North Korean officials expected to be in attendance. A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with USA officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility. [Full Article...]

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Khaleda Zia for five years

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Khaleda Zia for five years Zia was convicted of embezzling some $250,000 in donations meant for an orphanage trust established when she first became prime minister in 1991. Zia faced a maximum sentence of life in prison, but the judge said he took into consideration the 72-year-old's health and her "social status", an apparent reference to her time as prime minister. [Full Article...]

Two Indian Institutes Ranked Among Top 50 Asian Universities

Two Indian Institutes Ranked Among Top 50 Asian Universities It bases its rankings on 13 performance indicators grouped into the following areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and worldwide outlook. Baptist University took the biggest hit, dropping six places in the rankings from 49 to 55. It also picked up points in other areas such as research productivity, even though it lagged behind on research environment. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka wins toss, will bat 1st vs Bangladesh in 2nd test

Sri Lanka wins toss, will bat 1st vs Bangladesh in 2nd test Abrur Razzak, playing his first Test in four years, gave the hosts a breakthrough when he got Dimuth Karunaratne stumped in the sixth over thanks to some good works from Liton Das. Mendis brought up his fifty in 81 balls with a six off Taijul but Razzak rocked Sri Lanka with two wickets in two balls wickets. While the partnership was progressing smoothly for Sri Lanka , they lost another wi... [Full Article...]


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