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BSF man killed, six injured in cross-border firing in J&K BSF man killed, six injured in cross-border firing in J&K
- May 18, 2018

Besides this, a BSF jawan posted in the border outpost at Pittal in Arnia sector was injured in the firing around 6:45 am. One BSF trooper was also killed while twelve soldiers also sustained injuries. The local police have also issued an advisory to the locals, requesting them not to move out till the time shelling continues from the Pakistan side. (more...)
'Active shooter' scare at The Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas 'Active shooter' scare at The Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas
- May 18, 2018

Police have so far been unable to locate the suspect. "We've conducted 3 searches and are unable to locate the individual at this time". Police were still investigating the area late Thursday night with a tactical and K-9 team. According to TV station KLAS Channel-8, police had established a "massive presence" at the Boulevard Mall at Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. In October, a gunman opened fire on concertgoers Las Vegas, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern ... (more...)
Which one is it? Yanny or Laurel? Which one is it? Yanny or Laurel?
- May 18, 2018

What you hear also depends on your age . "How do you hear Laurel out of that?" The audio meme has now circled the entire internet, and even your most out-of-touch friends have posted what they heard. We assume that the same phenomenon that powered Yanny vs Laurel is at work here: Both words are "present" within the sound clip, but each word is stronger at different frequencies. (more...)
European Union chief Tusk asks: 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'
- May 18, 2018

Asked on arrival at a summit of European Union leaders in Bulgaria if he was concerned about an announcement by French oil major Total that it may pull out of Iran after Washington pulled out of the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Macron said it was up to firms active in various markets to make their own decisions, Reuters reported. (more...)
Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to get tough with BC over Trans Mountain pipeline Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to get tough with BC over Trans Mountain pipeline
- May 18, 2018

He wasn't one of them". "Now the Trans Mountain Expansion is at risk because the Prime Minister has put Canada at a serious competitive disadvantage". The Liberal government position is that it approved the project in 2016 after a rejigged environmental assessment and Indigenous consultation process, and in concert with the its climate change and oceans protection plans. (more...)
BJP misusing government machinery since they came to power: Mayawati BJP misusing government machinery since they came to power: Mayawati
- May 18, 2018

Late last night, Congress and JD (S) challenged Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision in the top court to invite BJP to form the government even when the saffron party, with 105 MLAs, including one Independent MLA, is seven short of the halfway mark of 112. (more...)
Congress protests as Yeddyurappa is sworn in as Karnataka CM Congress protests as Yeddyurappa is sworn in as Karnataka CM
- May 18, 2018

We condemn it", said DMK President MK Stalin. Senior leader KH Muniyappa, said, " This is not the system. Sources in the Congress and BJP say that they have suggested candidates for Speaker, whose names will be sent to the Governor. (more...)
Salah's boots on display at the British Museum Salah's boots on display at the British Museum
- May 18, 2018

The Liverpool forward's boots have been donated to the museum to celebrate his Golden Boot award for being the Premier League's top scorer. But not even Salah's biggest fans could've expected his boots to be given such reverence in the British Museum , where they'll be displayed alongside ancient Egyptian sandals in a gallery near its mummies. (more...)
Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to dam filling studies Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan agree to dam filling studies
- May 18, 2018

Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced the success of the mediation meeting regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi hailing the "breakthrough". According to Egyptian local media, the country depends on water from the Nile water for drinking and irrigation purposes. Egypt has criticised the dam's construction, which Ethiopia has been undertaking since 2011, arguing that it will reduce the country's access to ... (more...)
China Urges North Korea to Proceed with Trump Summit amid Threats China Urges North Korea to Proceed with Trump Summit amid Threats
- May 18, 2018

The US State Department said planning for the summit goes on. Bolton is also not surprised at North Korea called him "awfully sinister" for saying Libya's decision to denuclearize during the George W. Bolton has pushed the idea of a deal with North Korea like that reached with Libya's Moamer Kadhafi, who agreed in 2003 to the elimination of his country's nuclear program and chemical weapons arsenal to gain sanctions relief. (more...)
Body of missing teenager Anastasia Kriegel found in disused farmhouse Body of missing teenager Anastasia Kriegel found in disused farmhouse
- May 18, 2018

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body of a 14-year-old school girl whose remains were discovered in Lucan, Dublin . Superintendent John Gordon from Lucan Garda Station said they're treating the discovery as suspicious. (more...)
Hartford officer stabbed in neck; suspect charged with attempted murder Hartford officer stabbed in neck; suspect charged with attempted murder
- May 18, 2018

Court records show the landlords of an apartment building where a Hartford, Connecticut, police officer was stabbed in the neck and critically wounded had been trying to evict a woman who they say wandered the halls late at night and confronted other residents in a hostile way. (more...)
Assad meets Putin in Russia's Sochi Assad meets Putin in Russia's Sochi
- May 18, 2018

Support allies Russian Federation and Iran played a crucial role in the Syrian military reversing gains by rebels and jihadis, and Putin congratulated his Syrian counterpart on "the significant success of the Syrian government army in the fight against terrorist groups", which he should be followed by "a full-fledged political process". (more...)
Student, teacher killed, 43 injured in United States bus crash Student, teacher killed, 43 injured in United States bus crash
- May 18, 2018

Fire fighters were seen working on one side of the bus around an hour after the crash. He says he thinks something hit a vehicle behind the bus. "I heard a scraping sound and we toppled over the highway", he told the station outside a hospital. (more...)
Yeddyurappa sworn in 23rd CM of Karnataka Yeddyurappa sworn in 23rd CM of Karnataka
- May 18, 2018

Mayawati, in fact, addressed four rallies jointly with JD (S) leaders during the campaign. Justice Bobde countered: "That is the other point". "This attempt by the BJP to poach our legislators will backfire as there are people who are willing to leave the BJP to support us (JD-S)", he claimed, adding that the JD-S and the Congress together had the required majority to form the government. (more...)
Investigation into Trump's campaign kept quiet and cautious before 2016 election Investigation into Trump's campaign kept quiet and cautious before 2016 election
- May 18, 2018

Downer reportedly notified US intelligence officials of his run in with Papadopoulos after the emails, which contained damaging information about Trump's former opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOregon governor to face state rep in November Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. (more...)
Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia
- May 18, 2018

The EU is also wary of admitting new members before they settle their differences, particularly in a region still bedevilled by the aftermath of the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The 2015 nuclear agreement is an important element of regional peace and security so we chose to support it regardless of the United States' decision. (more...)
Las Vegas massacre: Housekeeper describes interaction with gunman Las Vegas massacre: Housekeeper describes interaction with gunman
- May 18, 2018

Authorities said Haig's fingerprints were found on unused armor-piercing cartridges found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd October 1. He also specifically apologized for the release of documents he claimed would "further traumatize a wounded community ". Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts hosts said Paddock was quiet and introverted and only spoke about non-revealing things, such as traveling and gambling. (more...)
Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director
- May 18, 2018

Haspel was undercover for her first 32 years at the agency, a status lifted just last year when she became deputy director to Pompeo. On Tuesday, Haspel said that with the benefit of hindsight and her experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one that the CIA should have undertaken. (more...)
Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire on Golan Heights Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire on Golan Heights
- May 18, 2018

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted an unidentified security official as saying Israel's attacks inside Syria were the most extensive since the two nations signed a disengagement agreement after the October war of 1973. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility. "The Israelis want to make this into an Iran-Israel thing, but it isn't". Israel anxious installation of the defense systems could upset the balance of power in Syria and could make Israeli aircraft penetration ... (more...)
Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential AG successor Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential AG successor
- May 18, 2018

Also on Wednesday, a Republican senator and a Democratic senator called on the Legislature to appoint Underwood the interim attorney general and for the state Democratic and Republican committees to cross-endorse her for a full term in November. (more...)
Sirens Sirens "tsewang Hell" sounded in the settlements in the Golan
- May 18, 2018

Rocket sirens that sounded Thursday afternoon in the Golan Heights were a false alarm, the IDF spokesperson reported several minutes after they went off. IDF soldiers and other security personnel searched the area to see whether any missiles landed on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, but no landings were found. (more...)
Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed to Lokpal panel: Centre Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed to Lokpal panel: Centre
- May 18, 2018

The decision of the appointment was taken on May 11, Attorney General told the bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi . Venugopal told the bench that the selection committee would now constitute a search committee that "would recommend persons for appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, which again will be considered by the selection committee". (more...)
Major Kurdish parties lead in 2 provinces in Iraq's preliminary election results Major Kurdish parties lead in 2 provinces in Iraq's preliminary election results
- May 18, 2018

The head of Iraq's national election commission said at a news conference that armed men had taken over the election office and that the workers inside were "in effect, hostages", but local officials and witnesses disputed that account, saying there was no sign of weapons at what appeared to be a peaceful demonstration. (more...)
Massive Beastie Boys Memoir Arriving in Bookstores This Fall Massive Beastie Boys Memoir Arriving in Bookstores This Fall
- May 18, 2018

The Beastie Boys Book is available for pre-order now for $49.99. Earlier this year, the surviving Beastie Boys said that the memoir they've been working on since at least 2013 would finally be coming out this year. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. And, as outcome of Sound reports , the 592-page book will contain excerpts from guest contributors ( Amy Poehler , Wes Anderson , and more), rare photos, original illustrations, and even a cookbook. (more...)
Jared Kushner's Company Nears Deal With Qatari-Backed Firm Jared Kushner's Company Nears Deal With Qatari-Backed Firm
- May 18, 2018

The Qatar Investment Authority is Brookfield's second largest shareholder and the two have collaborated multiple real-estate developments over the years. The acquiring entity would be a Brookfield-managed private real estate fund, the source said. The Kushner Cos. and Brookfield both declined to comment, and the White House and the Qatar Investment Authority did not immediately return requests for comment. (more...)
GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House
- May 18, 2018

Another person in the room who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to describe a private discussion said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered that message. Last September, Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. (more...)
Raid on Najib's house intensifies Raid on Najib's house intensifies
- May 17, 2018

Firdaus Latif, CC BY-SA 2.0)Najib led the Malaysian government for nine years before he lost the May 9 election. More than $700 million was alleged to have been siphoned off into Najib's personal bank accounts, a charge the former prime minister denies. (more...)
US Air Force apologises for Yanny/Laurel joke about killing people US Air Force apologises for Yanny/Laurel joke about killing people
- May 17, 2018

Air Force jumped on the never-ending "Laurel or Yanny" meme and took it to a really dark place, proving memes and military action just don't mix. By Thursday afternoon, the tweet was replaced with an apology. The Taliban, according to the Air Force Times , is disputing the USA account - claiming that they breached Farah. In a statement, US officials said the A-10s did the job, as the officials said the Taliban's attempted raid was "unsuccessful". (more...)
South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters
- May 17, 2018

The unrest comes the day after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians at a mass protest at the Gaza border, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700, according to Gaza health officials. The two non-governmental organisations said Israel "is facing a real danger with the incitement by Hamas of its own population to storm the security fence and attack Israeli civilians". (more...)

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