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Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand

Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand Air New Zealand grounded all flights to the capital city of Wellington at 2.45pm (1.45am GMT) as heavy winds and rain cause unsafe travel chaos. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel declared "the full impact of the storm will be felt overnight and tomorrow morning". [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

Angela Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin She led the party to its fifth straight state regional victory in March 2017. By taking on the CDU secretary general role, Kramp-Karrenbauer will build up her network in the party, something she has had only limited ability to do as premier of Saarland, a state of just 1 million people that borders France. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain could make for a slick morning commute

Freezing rain could make for a slick morning commute Be aware that temperatures will be critical and a temperature change of even 1 or 2 degrees could alter precipitation type. Light snow over west central Minnesota this morning will become more widespread across the entire area throughout the day. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. Blurs Line Between Business And Politics In India Trip

Trump Jr. Blurs Line Between Business And Politics In India Trip His schedule included dinners in at least two cities with buyers of Trump-branded apartments, which could fuel ethical concerns about the links between the president and his family business. Bansal and other developers say, meanwhile, that the Trump name allows them to add a premium of as much as 40% to the apartments compared with the price of similar luxury properties in India. [Full Article...]

Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey The full survey also reveals that Trump is seen as the most polarizing president in American history, with a polarization score that ranked him significantly ahead of former President Andrew Jackson, who ranked second in terms of presidential polarization. [Full Article...]

Minor Girl Raped and Murderd in Wakro

Minor Girl Raped and Murderd in Wakro Sobor and Lohar had allegedly kidnapped a five-year-old girl on February 12, following which the former raped and murdered her with a machete belonging to Lohar. The incident brings back the horror of 2015 when mob lynched an alleged rapist after pulling him out of a jail at Dimapur in Nagaland. Arunachal Pradesh's top elected official, Pema Khandu, has ordered a magistrate to investigate. [Full Article...]

Wreckage of crashed Iranian plane found in Isfahan

Wreckage of crashed Iranian plane found in Isfahan Of those 31 fatal accidents, 17 saw at least a dozen passengers perish. According to officials, more than 120 mountaineers have camped there and will resume rescue operations for the third day as the weather clears. On Instagram, Aseman Airlines highlighted the doomed aircraft in October, saying it had been "grounded" for seven years but would be "repaired and will be operational after checking an... [Full Article...]

Oxfam bosses face grilling by British MPs

Oxfam bosses face grilling by British MPs And I did not give her any money". There were other women he invited to his hilltop house, she said. The internal probe is over a senior employee's dismissal in November 2010. In the wake of the revelations, MPs on the global development committee convened an urgent session to investigate the crisis. After the meeting, Simon Ticehurst, Oxfam International's director general for Latin America... [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russian Federation election meddling probe

Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russian Federation election meddling probe According to an information released Tuesday by the special counsel's office, Alex Van Der Zwaan will plead guilty to making "false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements" to investigators. Prosecutors alleged that Zwaan deleted and otherwise did not produce that and other emails. Yanukovych was ousted from the presidency in 2014 amid widespread protests against his Russia-friendly positions and... [Full Article...]

NY lawmakers press Trump to impose Russian Federation sanctions

NY lawmakers press Trump to impose Russian Federation sanctions President Donald Trump said on Sunday (Monday in Manila) that Russian Federation was succeeding beyond its " wildest dreams " in sowing USA discord but refrained once more from directly challenging Moscow on its election meddling. I get a sense, though, that the partisan battle around Russian interference in the election will have some nasty, hard-to-reverse consequences. "So why didn't he do som... [Full Article...]

Tripura polls: Will Modi's magic play out again?

Tripura polls: Will Modi's magic play out again? BJP is battling close behind CPI-M and is expected to give the Left front a run for their money. Polling was deferred to March 12 in Charilam (Reserved-Tribal) seat due to the death of sitting MLA and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma . [Full Article...]

PM inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi, party committed to 'Rashtra Bhakti'

PM inaugurates BJP's new headquarters at Delhi, party committed to 'Rashtra Bhakti' The new headquarters, with an area of over 1.70 lakh sq ft, is bigger than the office of any other political party in the world, its president Amit Shah said on Sunday. The Prime Minister further noted that the NDA government under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's leadership ignited a ray of hope among Indians. [Full Article...]

Fire hits sacred monastery in Tibet

Fire hits sacred monastery in Tibet The cause of the fire is unknown or has not yet been revealed. It houses a holy statue of the Buddha and other cultural treasures. Official information extremely limited, raising concern about extent of damage. China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since Chinese troops marched in in 1950, in what Beijing terms a "peaceful liberation". The temple had been closed to the public yesterday, ... [Full Article...]

Dozens protest as Turkish, US diplomats try to calm ties

Dozens protest as Turkish, US diplomats try to calm ties Responding to claims that six men were treated for symptoms in line with exposure to toxic gas after a shelling offensive on Friday, a Turkish diplomatic source said Turkey had "never used" chemical weapons in Syria and accusations that it had done so during its offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units ( YPG ) militia were "baseless". [Full Article...]

Magazine gets ex-playmate's account of President Trump affair

Magazine gets ex-playmate's account of President Trump affair Based on a report from The New Yorker , which also contained confirmation from McDougal, the affair happened in 2006 - at a time when Trump was already married to First Lady Melania Trump and their son was a few months old. "I'm the one who took it, so it's my fault, too". She ended up with American Media Inc ., which publishes the National Enquirer , which paid her $150,000 for the rights to... [Full Article...]

Dog food that may contain euthanasia drug recalled; 1 dog death reported

Dog food that may contain euthanasia drug recalled; 1 dog death reported The spokesperson for the FDA continued to say that pentobarbital should not ever be present in any pet food and those products containing pentobarbital, regardless of the amount, are considered adulterated. "There is now no set tolerance for pentobarbital in pet food and its detection renders the product adulterated (therefore, the substance should not be present in pet foods at all)". [Full Article...]

'You confront it head on' - Barnaby Joyce's issues with Malcolm Joyce 'resolved'

'You confront it head on' - Barnaby Joyce's issues with Malcolm Joyce 'resolved' The pair met at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices for over an hour earlier on Saturday, where the two leaders discussed comments the prime minister made about Mr Joyce's affair with a former staffer. In a radio interview ahead of his departure to the United States, and after a new poll showed a majority of Australians thought Joyce should resign the leadership of the National party , the prim... [Full Article...]

Poland PM's remarks not 'intended to deny the Holocaust,' office says

Poland PM's remarks not 'intended to deny the Holocaust,' office says The clarification statement was issued on Sunday morning, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's statements during an interview with an Israeli journalist were "outrageous". [Full Article...]

Attack on Russain church leaves five women dead, police kill attacker

Attack on Russain church leaves five women dead, police kill attacker The perpetrator of the deadly shooting in the town of Kizlyar in Russia's Republic of Dagestan has been identified as a 22-year-old region's resident Khalil Khalilov, Kizlyar's administration said in a statement on Sunday. There is inconsistency in the reports on the number of people wounded. "There were a lot of people there, moms with little children, elderly people". [Full Article...]

66 killed in Iran plane crash

66 killed in Iran plane crash Mr. Tabatabai said the plane flew into Mount Dena, which has an elevation of about 1,440 feet. Aseman is a semi-private air carrier that specialises in flights to remote airfields in Iran, reported British broadcaster Sky News. Pir-Hossein Koulivand, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services, said the plane crashed only 185.2 kilometers (113 miles) before reaching Yasuj , Press TV reported. [Full Article...]


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