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Ramazan moon sighted, holy month to begin tomorrow Ramazan moon sighted, holy month to begin tomorrow
- May 16, 2018

The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department where evidence of moon sighting was collected. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will have first Ramzan on the same day after six years. The committee led by Mufti Muneeb met today to determine the moon-sighting. The month of Ramadhan will begin on Thursday, May 17 in the two countries. (more...)
Russian Federation meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says Russian Federation meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says
- May 16, 2018

Transcripts released Wednesday detail an interview the president's eldest son gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee previous year. The committee did not interview Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of the meeting . The White House has said the president was involved in drafting an initial statement after news of the meeting broke previous year. The reason this is relevant is that it could be evidence that the president was engaging in a cover-up to hide the nature of ... (more...)
Two Sherpas smash own Everest summit records Two Sherpas smash own Everest summit records
- May 16, 2018

Ani Lhakpa Sherpa summited from the North and the 44-year-old has now set a new female record, beating the record she set a year ago. The rapid growth in the climbing industry has accompanied complaints of overcrowding on the mountain and fears that inexperienced mountaineers could run into trouble. (more...)
Teacher on leave after drowning raccoons during class Teacher on leave after drowning raccoons during class
- May 16, 2018

It made me sick to my stomach. One parent said her son recorded the video, brought it home, showed it to her and she was "disgusted" by what she saw. Marion County School District spokesman Kevin Christian told the Ocala Star Banner the district had "received statements that the teacher drowned multiple animals in front of students, and with student participation, because the animals were nuisance animals to the ag program at the school", and that Dewie Brewton had been removed from ... (more...)
EPA inspector general opens investigation of Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts EPA inspector general opens investigation of Pruitt's use of multiple email accounts
- May 16, 2018

Such decisions had made Pruitt and the EPA "a laughingstock", he added. The panel's chairman, Republican Sen. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski - chair of the Appropriations subcommittee - said in her opening remarks that she welcomed some of Pruitt's regulatory agenda but the ethics issues were a distraction. (more...)
Suspect injured after armed confrontation with officer at Dixon High School Suspect injured after armed confrontation with officer at Dixon High School
- May 16, 2018

A potential school shooting in central IL ended when a school resource officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire Wednesday morning. The officer who shot him was not harmed and will be put on paid administrative leave, per a department policy. "The officer's actions at the high school will be closely scrutinized, but the simple fact is, nobody but the gunman was hurt today, and keeping students and teachers safe is the primary job for school resource officers". (more...)
French oil firm Total says it may discontinue project in Iran French oil firm Total says it may discontinue project in Iran
- May 16, 2018

The US decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal between Iran and an alliance of western powers was taken earlier this month, despite opposition from France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and threatens a huge swathe of global business deals. (more...)
Kellogg's latest U.S. brand to close door on Venezuela Kellogg's latest U.S. brand to close door on Venezuela
- May 16, 2018

Authorities in Venezuela have seized a plant owned by the American cereal manufacturer Kellogg. President Maduro, who has been in office since 2013, blames Venezuela's problems on an "economic war" being waged by foreign governments and businesses. (more...)
Suspect shot after exchange of gunfire at Dixon High School, officials say Suspect shot after exchange of gunfire at Dixon High School, officials say
- May 16, 2018

Wednesday inside the school at 300 Lincoln Statue Drive, according to Danny Langloss, the Dixon city manager. Preliminary investigation shows the suspect shot at the officer and the officer then returned fire. Peoria Avenue is closed. "Parents are to go there to pick-up their children". Dixon Public Schools officials said high school students were being bused from the Illinois Army National Guard Armory near the school to the baseball fields. (more...)
Chlorine gas probably used in attack in Syria's Idlib: OPCW Chlorine gas probably used in attack in Syria's Idlib: OPCW
- May 16, 2018

Eleven people had to be treated for breathing difficulties on February 4 after Syrian government raids on the town of Saraqeb, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at the time. Russian Federation and the Syrian regime has refuted claims they carried out the attack , yet repeatedly obstructed and delayed access to the scene by the inspectors, raising suspicions they have tried to destroy evidence. (more...)
Haspel wins backing of Senate panel for Central Intelligence Agency post Haspel wins backing of Senate panel for Central Intelligence Agency post
- May 16, 2018

The committee's eight Republicans were joined by Democrats Mark Warner of Virginia and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. " Gina Haspel has dedicated her life to serving her country and the courageous men and women who work at the Central Intelligence Agency deserve a career professional, like her, to lead them", Nelson said. (more...)
Italy's populists aim to challenge European Union on debt and migrants Italy's populists aim to challenge European Union on debt and migrants
- May 16, 2018

After Berlusconi refused to have anything to do with the 5-Star Movement, who he regards as "more unsafe than communists", Salvini and Di Maio set out to negotiate an agreement to join forces in government. The programme confirms they want to hand out more welfare - possibly using European Union funds - cut taxes and lower Italy's retirement age. 5-Star has moderated its position considerably in the past year, rowing back on a previous plan to hold a referendum on Italy's membership of the ... (more...)
PM Abbasi accepts Turkish PM's invitation to participate in OIC Summit PM Abbasi accepts Turkish PM's invitation to participate in OIC Summit
- May 16, 2018

Turkish PM telephoned to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and extended invitation for the extraordinary session of the OIC called on the request of Turkey on May 18 to discuss the massacre of Palestinians by Israeli forces and to devise a joint strategy to exert worldwide pressure on Israel to stop these brutal acts. (more...)
East Coast rail to come back under public control East Coast rail to come back under public control
- May 16, 2018

Services were run by the DfT for six years up to VTEC taking over in 2015. Stagecoach said it and Virgin had been negotiating for a new contract with the Department for Transport but that it understood Mr Grayling was "no longer considering" them for the deal. (more...)
What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle What Pope Francis said about Gaza killings, violence in middle
- May 16, 2018

He also explained the meaning of the baptismal candle, lit from the Paschal candle. "To always walk as children of light, persevering in faith", as it says in the Rite of Christian initiation of adults, is the Christian vocation, the pope said. (more...)
WWE Announces Ronda Rousey's UK In-Ring Debut For August WWE Announces Ronda Rousey's UK In-Ring Debut For August
- May 16, 2018

While Rousey is a successful former MMA fighter with a 12-2 record and a UFC Women's Bantamweight title reign to her credit, she is making waves in professional wrestling. Therefore they really need to book their way out of this match with either a screw-job finish or possibly a Money In The Bank cash-in with someone meant to get heat walking away with the Raw Women's Title. (more...)
Resumes stacking up for much-coveted NY Attorney General job Resumes stacking up for much-coveted NY Attorney General job
- May 16, 2018

Just ask the other candidates for the job. Thomas claims former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman conducted an illegal investigation. "I won't be distracted as anyone who is going to run would be by the whole process of fundraising and politicking", she said. (more...)
Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands
- May 16, 2018

Connecticut State Police also confirmed that someone in New Fairfield was killed after a tree landed on their auto. An 11-year-old girl was killed in Newburgh, New York , by a falling tree, while her mother suffered minor injuries. Airlines also canceled and delayed flights in and out of the region. Severe weather event continues across the Northeast US. Roads in many towns were impassible and some schools canceled classes on Wednesday due to the damage. (more...)
Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India
- May 16, 2018

New Delhi woke up to strong winds accompanied by dust Wednesday, May 16, and the weather is likely to remain the same for a while. This was the second such storm to hit the national capital in the past four days. "But not of this severity". Also, the spokesperson said that Dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. (more...)
TN Class 12 state board results out, overall pass percentage drops slightly TN Class 12 state board results out, overall pass percentage drops slightly
- May 16, 2018

Tamil Nadu education minister KA Sengottaiyan said, "Action will be taken against schools which try to promote admissions by publishing rank lists". The results for the exams that were held in March, i.e. Students after registering the roll number and date of birth can download their results from these websites. Read | Tamil Nadu+2 HSC results 2018 LIVE Updates: TN 12th results declared, Virudhnagar district at top with 97 % . (more...)
Guatemala's Embassy Opens in Jerusalem After Relocation From Tel Aviv Guatemala's Embassy Opens in Jerusalem After Relocation From Tel Aviv
- May 16, 2018

Guatemala is one of only seven countries that sided with the U.S. on the moving of its embassy to Jerusalem, a move that received worldwide backlash. President Trump announced his decision on Jerusalem in December, triggering a joyous reaction from Netanyahu's government. (more...)
Governor Wolf Responds to Wagner Nomination Governor Wolf Responds to Wagner Nomination
- May 16, 2018

Tom Wolf in the November election, according to the Associated Press. Wagner defeated health care executive Paul Mango and attorney Laura Ellsworth to win the nomination with more than 45 percent of the vote with approximately 95 percent of the precincts reporting. (more...)
US threatens to impose sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran US threatens to impose sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran
- May 16, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Russian Federation has confirmed its preparedness to respect the seven-party nuclear agreement reached in 2015 despite the U.S. "The path ahead begins with the need for a clear policy toward the future of Iran-and not the vague notion of regime change that's bandied about". This prospect comes with its own set of complications. (more...)
Family in Agony After Baby Dies From Tear Gas at Gaza Protest Family in Agony After Baby Dies From Tear Gas at Gaza Protest
- May 16, 2018

Traditionally, May 15th is the day Palestinians mark the " Nakba " or "Catastrophe". On Tuesday, journalists and family members waited for their dead in Gaza's al-Shifa Hospital, as surgeons rushed to treat injured protesters in overflowing operating rooms, while other patients lined the corridors. (more...)
Probe into Chechen-born Paris attacker widens Probe into Chechen-born Paris attacker widens
- May 16, 2018

The alleged attacker, Khamzat Azimov, was a French citizen born in Chechnya who stabbed five people with a knife before being shot and killed by police. Some 130 people were killed and scores more injured after ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers carried out a wave of coordinated attacks across Paris in November 2015, targeting a football stadium, a string of cafés and restaurants and the Bataclan concert hall. (more...)
Ramadan Starts on May 17th in Most Muslim Nations Ramadan Starts on May 17th in Most Muslim Nations
- May 16, 2018

Muslims follow a lunar calendar, and a moon-sighting methodology can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart. For most Muslims, the guidelines for observing Ramadan state no food nor drink can pass the lips after daybreak and before nightfall. (more...)
Anybody can become PM: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha attacks PM Modi Anybody can become PM: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha attacks PM Modi
- May 16, 2018

The prices were increased two days after the Karnataka Assembly elections. The face-off in Karnataka is being seen as the Congress's last stand in a battle to claim national party status, while for the BJP it is a chance to come closer to realizing Modi's dream of an India purged of the Congress. (more...)
Federal Appeals Court Will Soon Rule On Decision To End DACA Federal Appeals Court Will Soon Rule On Decision To End DACA
- May 16, 2018

MORE: DACA supporters block intersection in downtown Los Angeles during rally However, the 9th Circuit is widely considered the most liberal of the USA appeals courts, making a Trump administration win unlikely. The Trump administration wants the former ruling thrown out. Judge Jacqueline Nguyen questioned whether courts could intervene if they thought DACA was legal and disagreed with the administration's position that it was unconstitutional. (more...)
N.Korea hints at joining non-nuclear treaties
- May 16, 2018

Japan and the United States have urged North Korea to take specific actions under worldwide non-nuclear treaties. North Korea is also the only country to test nuclear weapons since 1998, with their most recent nuclear test coming on September 3 past year, the country's third detonation since the beginning of 2016. (more...)
Sonam Kapoor shines in nude gown at Cannes Sonam Kapoor shines in nude gown at Cannes
- May 16, 2018

While posting the photos, Sonam had written, "All the stars are out tonight ✨ In Ralph & Russo". "Honestly, Anil (Kapoor) wants Sonam and her husband to stay in the Kapoor bungalow", a family friend is quoted as telling the publication. Sonam Kapoor poses for a portrait photograph at the 71st worldwide film festival in Cannes. The PadMan actress recently got married to her longtime boyfriend Anand Ahuja . (more...)

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