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Late-Night Hosts Tee Off on Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem
- May 15, 2018

The relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been highly contentious for America abruptly breaking from decades of worldwide tradition with the symbolic move that recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, something that offends Palestinians who long said the city was its own capital. (more...)
Arun Jaitley undergoes kidney transplant Arun Jaitley undergoes kidney transplant
- May 15, 2018

Railway minister Piyush Goyal has been given additional charge of the finance ministry and Smriti Irani has been supplanted from the information and broadcasting ministry to make way for Rajyavardhan Rathore, who has been been given the reins with independant charge. (more...)
Woman Discovers That Her Pet Tibetan Mastiff Was Actually A Black Bear Woman Discovers That Her Pet Tibetan Mastiff Was Actually A Black Bear
- May 15, 2018

And he developed a curious talent for walking upright, on two legs. A Chinese woman has handed her pet to authorities after discovering the "dog" she was raising was actually a bear . The family purchased him in 2016 while they were on vacation. "Little Black" grew fast and never stopped until he became a 200 kg endangered Asiatic Black Bear and had to be taken into an animal sanctuary. (more...)
PM's Language Unacceptable, Manmohan Singh writes to President Ram Nath Kovind PM's Language Unacceptable, Manmohan Singh writes to President Ram Nath Kovind
- May 15, 2018

The letter begins by emphasising the importance of the PM's position and reproduces the oath of office and secrecy that an individual takes before becoming PM. Singh has said that the words used by PM Modi during his speech in Hubli, Karnataka are threatening. Admittedly, the Prime Minister is not expected to use menacing language even in the course of election campaign which tantamounts to using his powers and privileges as the Prime Minister to settle personal and political scores . (more...)
Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner giving friendship goals on Cannes after party Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner giving friendship goals on Cannes after party
- May 15, 2018

Bella Hadid goes for a masked look on her Harper's Bazaar's June/July issue cover story, which will be hitting newsstands on May 22! We're resting playing video games, watching movies and painting pottery - it's all done and in the childhood, - admitted the sister of 21-year-old model. (more...)
Novak Djokovic cruises past Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach Rome Masters second round Novak Djokovic cruises past Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach Rome Masters second round
- May 15, 2018

But against Dolgopolov, at least, he looked like the 12-time Grand Slam champion of old, breaking three times in the first set and once more in the second to wrap up the routine win. Nishikori - who had lost his two matches on clay in Spain in the previous two weeks - needed 1hr 48min to hand Spaniard Feliciano Lopez his sixth defeat in seven trips to the Italian capital 7-6 (7/5) 6-4. (more...)
Kangana seeks Aamir Khan's advice for her upcoming film Kangana seeks Aamir Khan's advice for her upcoming film
- May 15, 2018

Huma has made another appearance at Cannes for charity organisation "Fashion for Relief". She teamed the gown with a heavy cape jacket that gives out a royal vibe. She told IANS, "Well, as a woman, absolutely, I have had to deal with people making advances at me, but not just people from the business of film industry, but people across different professions and different strata". (more...)
Senate Bows To Court Order On Omo-Agege's Reinstatement Senate Bows To Court Order On Omo-Agege's Reinstatement
- May 15, 2018

The Senate had on April 12 suspended Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days for accusing his colleagues of amending the Electoral Act 2014 purposely to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid. Reacting to the Senate's appeal, Mr Omo-Agege pointed out that the lower court made a declaratory judgment which had an immediate effect. The order that the court made, nullifying my suspension with immediate effect, is a declaratory order and it is not ' stayable ' in law. (more...)
NBC On Saving 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': 'We're Thrilled To Have It' NBC On Saving 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': 'We're Thrilled To Have It'
- May 15, 2018

Another drama, " New Amsterdam ", features a renegade new medical director at Bellevue , a New York City hospital, the oldest in America. Observing that the debate between "single-cam versus multicam" has been ongoing, Greenblatt noted: "I think you want the best cam". (more...)
SCOTUS rules for inmate whose lawyer conceded guilt
- May 15, 2018

And on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, arguing that a defendant is entitled to some degree of control over his defense even if his attorney disagrees . In that setting, jurors have to decide separately on guilt and a sentence, and some lawyers devote their defense to avoiding a death sentence . After McCoy was convicted of killing his estranged wife Yolanda McCoy's mother Christine Young, stepfather Willie Young and son Gregory Colston, he obtained new lawyers ... (more...)
Iran Nuclear Deal: Rejected By Trump, Europe Desperately Trying To Salvage It
- May 15, 2018

However, US President Donald Trump , a long-time critic of the agreement, on Tuesday defied last-ditch efforts by European allies and announced Washington's withdrawal from the deal. European Union was Iran's largest trade partner before sanctions were imposed in 2006. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, who opposed the deal made under President Obama, irked Trump by criticizing the decision to withdraw. (more...)
BSF soldier killed as India, Pak exchange fire along IB in Jammu BSF soldier killed as India, Pak exchange fire along IB in Jammu
- May 15, 2018

Constable Devender got hit on his left eye from a bullet. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. Army also pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on Tuesday, the official said. The deceased included 17 security personnel. (more...)
Indian politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death Indian politician Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death
- May 15, 2018

The chargesheet that Tharoor called "preposterous" was filed in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh. The chargesheet filed by the Delhi police mentions, "The marks on Pushkar's body seem to have been caused due to scuffle between her and her husband Shashi Tharoor as per the statement of their personal attendant Narain Singh". (more...)
Bihar Board Postponed Matric Results at biharboard Bihar Board Postponed Matric Results at biharboard
- May 15, 2018

However, no official announcement have been made by the Board. Well, students are getting impatient for their results but till now no confirmation has been announced by the BSEB . Once declared, the students will be able to check their board exam results by logging in to their account. As per news reports, it is estimated that almost 17.70 lakh students had appeared for the examinations from 1426 centres that are spread across the state of bihar. (more...)
Central AL Forecast: Rain on tap for the week Central AL Forecast: Rain on tap for the week
- May 15, 2018

MONDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain and gusty wind will be the main threat if one of the storms can become strong enough. Strong to severe storms are possible. It stayed unseasonably warm through the Mother's Day weekend with hit or miss nighttime thunderstorms. As a large area of moist low pressure continues to circulate just off the Gulf Coast, expect cloud cover with daily chances for showers and storms straight through the end of the work week and into the ... (more...)
Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado Lowers Position in Marathon Oil (MRO)
- May 15, 2018

At current levels, shares have been seen trading -1.63% away from the 20-day moving average. MRO is an exciting player in the Basic Materials space, with a center of attention on Independent Oil & Gas. First Allied Advisory Inc holds 0.02% or 28,063 shares in its portfolio. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) plunged -0.27% with the closing price of $77.33. (more...)
Taliban fighters attack western Afghan city Taliban fighters attack western Afghan city
- May 15, 2018

The statement further added that the national defense and security forces have started operations along the 70th division as well as the western gate of the city and 517th lane in response to the attack. The province, 695 km west of Afghan capital of Kabul and bordering Iran, has been the scene of heavy clashes between Taliban and security forces over the past few months. (more...)
Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan Taliban attacks Farah city in west Afghanistan
- May 15, 2018

A statement by MoD said the militants launched a coordinated attack from the North of the city through Regi outpost towards the 70th Division in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Security forces were able to rescue around 50 employees stuck in the building during the attack, he added. The Taliban have seized control of districts across the country, and the two groups have carried out attacks in the Afghan capital, Kabul , in recent months that killed scores of people. (more...)
'Informal' meet with Putin 'Informal' meet with Putin
- May 15, 2018

The summit would be an important occasion for the two leaders to exchange views on worldwide matters in a broad and long-term perspective with the objective of further strengthening special and privileged partnership between the two countries. (more...)
Lavrov, Zarif, Seek Salvaging Iran's Nuclear Deal, Syrian Presence Lavrov, Zarif, Seek Salvaging Iran's Nuclear Deal, Syrian Presence
- May 15, 2018

In Beijing, Zarif met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who reiterated Beijing's support for the deal, according to state media Xinhua . US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 the US would be withdrawing from the deal, which was signed under former President Barack Obama, saying it was "defective at its core." "The agreement with Iran is working, we must do our utmost to preserve it", Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, told AFP ... (more...)
Republican primaries for special elections Tuesday Republican primaries for special elections Tuesday
- May 15, 2018

As of Monday morning at 9 a.m., 495,987 ballots were returned across the state. You will have to sign a form that states you have a "reasonable impediment" from getting the required identification, according to the Texas Secretary of State. (more...)
HUL net rises 14% on volume growth HUL net rises 14% on volume growth
- May 15, 2018

While the numbers are adjusted for the impact of the goods and services tax ( GST ), growth metrics reported by the company are similar to those reported in the December quarter. The company posted a standalone net profit of Rs 1,351 crore, up by 14.20 per cent as compared to Rs 1,183 crore in the same quarter of the previous year. (more...)
Prosecution Drops Felony Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Prosecution Drops Felony Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
- May 15, 2018

Greitens, a married Republican, is accused of taking an unauthorized photo of a woman he was having an extramarital affair with while she was partially nude during a sexual encounter in 2015, one year before he was elected. "She also objected to other large categories of documents", said Barnes, R-Jefferson City. He faces trial this week on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. (more...)
United Nations chief welcomes North Korea's closure of nuke test site United Nations chief welcomes North Korea's closure of nuke test site
- May 15, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced his country would dismantle its northeastern Punggye-ri nuclear-test facilities "to transparently guarantee the discontinuance of the nuclear test". Also, note that the focus on ICBMs would mean that the US safeguards its own population at the cost of accepting a North Korea nuclear capacity which covers all of South Korea and Japan. (more...)
Banks: North Korea Looks Serious About Peace This Time
- May 15, 2018

North Korea has kept busy with political meetings in China. "That means that US military assets carrying nuclear weapons should not be allowed to stay in the Korean Peninsula, and South Korea should persuade the U.S.to give assurances that it will not use its nuclear weapons". (more...)
Trump administration blames Hamas after Israeli soldiers kill dozens of Palestinians Trump administration blames Hamas after Israeli soldiers kill dozens of Palestinians
- May 15, 2018

The Gazan health ministry provided the overall death and injury toll. It's unclear exactly the degree to which protesters are members of or coordinated with Hamas , but they include women and children. The Hamas terrorist organisation declares it intends to destroy Israel and sends thousands to breach the border fence in order to achieve this goal. Since March 30, almost 100 Palestinians have been killed and more than 11,000 injured in protests along the Gaza border, according to Mansour. (more...)
MoD announces £2.5bn boost for British submarine building MoD announces £2.5bn boost for British submarine building
- May 15, 2018

The new facility will be used to outfit and test each section of the new Dreadnought submarines. The Defence Secretary said: "This multi-billion-pound investment in our nuclear submarines shows our unwavering commitment to keeping the United Kingdom safe and secure from intensifying threats". (more...)
Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was sucked halfway out of window, captain says Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was sucked halfway out of window, captain says
- May 15, 2018

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 was forced to perform an extreme emergency landing in China after one of the cockpit's windshields shattered, almost sucking the co-pilot out of the plane at 32,000 feet. The pilot added that the cabin equipment malfunctioned as a result and it was so noisy he could not hear the wireless. A separate report said the aircraft had accumulated 19,912 flight hours since entering service at Sichuan Airlines in July 2011. (more...)
MH370 location could still be found as expert reveals plane's fate MH370 location could still be found as expert reveals plane's fate
- May 15, 2018

The disappearance of flight MH370 remains unexplained - what could have caused an entire plane to disappear? The panel found evidence suggested Shah executed a careful series of manoeuvres to evade detection and ensure the plane disappeared in a remote location, including flying across Malaysian and Thai borders to avoid military radar as part of his plans to ensure the Malaysia Airline flight could not be traced. (more...)
Prosecutors drop charge against Greitens, but plan to refile Prosecutors drop charge against Greitens, but plan to refile
- May 15, 2018

But an investigative report conducted by Missouri's republican-run legislature found the ex-mistress to be a credible witness, prompting a special session for the goal of considering disciplinary action against the governor. Eric Greitens speaks to supporters during a rally, May 23, 2017. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Monday that she doesn't believe the committee called A New Missouri falls within the scope of the House investigation. (more...)

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