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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
- 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 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...)
Royal wedding: Thomas Markle 'returning to hospital after suffering more chest pains' Royal wedding: Thomas Markle 'returning to hospital after suffering more chest pains'
- May 16, 2018

Whilst the royal wedding cake will likely be made with eggs and dairy "products", Maisie's recipe proves just how easy it is to bake a show-stopping cake without the cruelty. She too was given an important role. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the 36-year-old former actress is set to Wednesday Prince Harry , 33, in front of 600 guests and an worldwide television audience of millions on May 19. (more...)
High Court deals women a huge blow in landmark divorce ruling High Court deals women a huge blow in landmark divorce ruling
- May 16, 2018

The judge argued it would not be reasonable for an individual to enter into a marriage empty handed, contribute nothing and then walk out of the marriage with half of the family's wealth. High court judge John Mativo stated that the division of property does not mean equality even to those who did not contribute to its acquisition. Justice Mativo further ruled that the section does not offend any sections of the Constitution. (more...)
Ramadan to start on Thursday in Bahrain Ramadan to start on Thursday in Bahrain
- May 16, 2018

It is compulsory for all Muslims to fast except those who are exempted: children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people travelling. In Egypt , lantern called "fanoos", which is often placed at the centre of the iftar table, can sometimes be seen hanging in window shops and balconies during Ramadan . (more...)
Saudi Arabia wants nuclear bombs if Iran restarts its weapons programme Saudi Arabia wants nuclear bombs if Iran restarts its weapons programme
- May 16, 2018

However, Adel al-Jubeir replied that we will make restarts the nuclear program then they will also take every step to do the same. Wednesday's comments echo ones from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comments in March, when he told "60 Minutes" that Saudi Arabia "does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb", but added that "if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible". (more...)
Law enforcement plans another seat belt crackdown Law enforcement plans another seat belt crackdown
- May 16, 2018

During the campaign, officials say law enforcement will adopt a "zero-tolerance approach toward violators". Often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt . "Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash. Our job as a coalition is to make sure families are buckled up even before leaving the house", Drew said. (more...)
Russian company attacks Mueller indictment as baseless Russian company attacks Mueller indictment as baseless
- May 16, 2018

The company is controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy businessman who was placed on a USA sanctions list earlier this year and who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The mission failed as US infighting grew, in part, in 2010 under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when the State Department scrapped a deal the Federal Bureau of Investigation had secured with Iran to free Levinson. (more...)
Gaza Killings: Ireland Summons Israeli Ambassador Gaza Killings: Ireland Summons Israeli Ambassador
- May 16, 2018

A spokesperson for the Minister said: 'Our mission in Ramallah reports that emergency responders in Gaza and the Strips health services are overwhelmed with the level of casualties. The White House also blamed Hamas for the violence. The minister reiterated that South Africa's view was that the Israeli soldiers must withdraw from the Gaza Strip and bring to an end the violent and destructive incursions into Palestinian territories. (more...)

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