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Delhi: Class 9 student found dead in school's toilet; 3 students detained Delhi: Class 9 student found dead in school's toilet; 3 students detained
- February 02, 2018

Commenting on the matter, Ajit K Singla, DCP (northeast) said , "After scanning CCTV footage, we transferred the case registered under Section 304 to 302 (murder)". A medical board will conduct post-mortem on the body late on Friday. According to a student from the school, the class 9 boy had a scuffle with fellow classmates just a while before he was found dead in the toilet of the school. (more...)
Big Country congressman OK after train wreck Big Country congressman OK after train wreck
- February 02, 2018

Seven Georgia members of Congress were on board a train that crashed on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia , but none of the state's politicians suffered any serious injuries during the fatal wreck. Crozet is about 15 miles west of Charlottesville. Michael Burgess of Texas, Phil Roe of Tennessee, Larry Bucshon of IN and Roger Marshall of Kansas, according to those aboard. (more...)
US Senate confirms David Stras to federal Appeals Court US Senate confirms David Stras to federal Appeals Court
- February 02, 2018

Sen. After Franken himself was sidelined by controversy that led to his resignation, Senate Republicans did away with the long-standing tradition of "blue-slipping" that allowed home-state senators to unilaterally derail circuit court nominees. (more...)
British embassy building in central Bangkok sold for £420m British embassy building in central Bangkok sold for £420m
- February 02, 2018

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Groundhog Day: Behind The Scenes With Punxsutawney Phil's 'Inner Circle' Groundhog Day: Behind The Scenes With Punxsutawney Phil's 'Inner Circle'
- February 02, 2018

Last year, she called it correctly - an early spring - but we don't have a complete record of her earlier predictions. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?! But is Phil any more or less accurate than your local, human meteorologist? The folklore gained global recognition in 1993 when it was immortalised on screen in a film of the same name starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. (more...)
Teen arrested for fleeing federal agents in van carrying 12 undocumented immigrants Teen arrested for fleeing federal agents in van carrying 12 undocumented immigrants
- February 02, 2018

They were arrested on immigration violations. The teen driver tried to run off, but was arrested. Vargas-Pineda and Sanchez-Diaz both face a charge of 8 USC § 1326 - illegal reentry after deportation - which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. (more...)
United States says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons United States says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons
- February 02, 2018

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CBO predicts government will hit debt ceiling in early March CBO predicts government will hit debt ceiling in early March
- February 02, 2018

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Opposition plans common strategy Opposition plans common strategy
- February 02, 2018

The meeting came close on the heels of efforts by Pawar to rally opposition unity. The meeting was called by Mrs Gandhi after a similar such exercise by Mr Pawar earlier this week saw less participation. She said the divisive politics of the ruling party had caused rampant incidents of violence. 5th, present govt is using Aadhaar as a tool to breach privacy. (more...)
Theresa May in talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping Theresa May in talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping
- February 02, 2018

May said: "We achieved sufficient progress in December and we're now taking that next step to ensure we get the best Brexit deal for the United Kingdom and that means it will be a deal that takes back control of money, laws and borders and also able to maintain a good trading relationship with the European Union for the future". (more...)
Train carrying GOP lawmakers strikes trash truck; 1 killed Train carrying GOP lawmakers strikes trash truck; 1 killed
- February 02, 2018

Rep. Tom Cole told The Washington Post that many of his colleagues were milling around on the train when the impact occurred. Railway company CSX said it owns the track but leases it to Buckingham Branch Railroad, which is responsible for signals and maintenance of the track. (more...)
Italian town selling homes for $1.20 Italian town selling homes for $1.20
- February 02, 2018

All of the homes being sold at the discount are in poor condition and buyers have to refurbish them within three years. They've fallen into disrepair over the years due to neglect. Owning a house is a dream for many. "They're picturesque old buildings made with Sardinia's typical gray granite rock", he said. According to Arbau, three have already sold, with more than 100 buyers interested from as far and wide as Australia and Russian Federation. (more...)
Trump Administration's Big Plan to Nationalize 5G Network Is DOA Trump Administration's Big Plan to Nationalize 5G Network Is DOA
- February 01, 2018

Whether or not the plan is actually or still being considered, it raises important questions about how the digital infrastructure the economy increasingly relies on is built, who runs it and what forces shape its development. AT&T has announced it will start deploying 5G in the US later this year. When it came to the idea of the federal government building its own network, he was oblique: " NTIA will continue to work with our colleagues across the Federal government to coordinate a ... (more...)
Trump grants 6900 Syrians temporary protection Trump grants 6900 Syrians temporary protection
- February 01, 2018

It's a huge relief for Syrians, considering that the administration has ended protections for other groups. The United States Wednesday extended Temporary Protected Status for thousands Syrians seeking refuge in the country, the Department of Homeland Security said. (more...)
John Kelly Predicts Intel Memo Will Get 'Released Pretty Quick' John Kelly Predicts Intel Memo Will Get 'Released Pretty Quick'
- February 01, 2018

A top Democrat on the House committee, Adam Schiff, said that releasing the memo "increases the risk of a constitutional crisis by setting the stage for subsequent actions by the White House to fire [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller or, as now seems more likely, Deputy Attorney General Rod J Rosenstein". (more...)
Disregarding FBI, White House to release Republican memo Disregarding FBI, White House to release Republican memo
- February 01, 2018

To that point, when Republicans voted to authorize the release of their memo - triggering an up-to-five-days review by the White House which, as of 11 a.m. The committee's chairman, Sen. Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein also privately lobbied the White House against the memo's release. (more...)
Stoke, Watford overcome defensive points in Zero-Zero draw Stoke, Watford overcome defensive points in Zero-Zero draw
- February 01, 2018

The last meeting between these teams in October was a fractious encounter and a few early incidents suggested there was still a bit of ill-feeling. Troy Deeney should be available following illnessWhat is the team news? Whilst Stoke did look unsafe themselves at times, Watford's apparent dominance of the game was only due to the home side's wastefulness in possession. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make ultra-cool red carpet debut Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make ultra-cool red carpet debut
- February 01, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan attend the Endeavour Fund awards. Meghan Markle stepped out with her fiancé Prince Harry tonight at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards. And the suit is a subtle nod to her future sister-in-law who has always been associated with the British fashion brand. Reports by a leading daily suggest that during an interview given to the Harper's Bazaar Arabia , she even opened up about her relationship status and said, "I'm going to be serious about this (interview) ... (more...)
Nostrum Oil & Gas (NOG) PT Lowered to GBX 510 at Peel Hunt Nostrum Oil & Gas (NOG) PT Lowered to GBX 510 at Peel Hunt
- February 01, 2018

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has risen 1.25% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The firm has a market cap of $582.23 and a P/E ratio of -3,040.00. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -2.40%. 45,662 were reported by Charter Trust. (NYSE:NOG) are both Basic Materials companies that recently hit new low. (more...)
Budget 2018: President, Vice President and Governors receive huge hike in salaries Budget 2018: President, Vice President and Governors receive huge hike in salaries
- February 01, 2018

The salary of Vice President has been been hiked from Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 4 lakh per month. A proposal to revise salary of the President to Rs 5 lakh per month, Vice-President to Rs 4 lakh per month and the Governors of states to Rs 3.5 lakh was tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament. (more...)
Alabama claims original Mardi Gras with New Orleans billboards Alabama claims original Mardi Gras with New Orleans billboards
- February 01, 2018

The taxpayers of Alabama have wasted their money on 10 billboards around New Orleans , informing speeding motorists that they are 114 miles from "America's Original Mardi Gras". "Our mission is to ensure that students like Ana Richter continue to shine artistically and contribute to the rich culture of our City's Mardi Gras". (more...)
Manchester United star is causing the club some serious problems - Danny Murphy Manchester United star is causing the club some serious problems - Danny Murphy
- February 01, 2018

The Frenchman might be the best player on the team and perhaps the most valuable, but even if he can be subbed off if he's not performing well and/or not following directions properly. "We tried to not let them play that way but, at 2-0, it was in their hands". Rashford failed to feature for the Red Devils for the first time since 2016-17's final match against Crystal Palace, when manager Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to blood several youngsters. (more...)
Budget 2018-19: Share of Defence in GDP lowest since 1962 Budget 2018-19: Share of Defence in GDP lowest since 1962
- February 01, 2018

In contrast, the Capital Outlay, which includes expenditure related to modernisation of the forces, was Rs 99,563.86 crore, nearly half of the Revenue Expenditure. "A number of initiatives have been taken to develop and nurture intrinsic defence production capability to make the Nation self-reliant for meeting our defence needs". (more...)
Joe Manchin Resurfaces: 'I'm Not Voting For The Wall' Joe Manchin Resurfaces: 'I'm Not Voting For The Wall'
- February 01, 2018

You can expect this war of words to continue, and now future Pence targets like Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Jon Tester of Montana, and Claire McCaskill of Missouri may soon have to decide whether to ignore the attacks or respond with more-in-sorrow-than-anger umbrage like Manchin's or something with a bit more bite. (more...)
WWII bomb discovered in Hong Kong, thousands evacuated before disposal WWII bomb discovered in Hong Kong, thousands evacuated before disposal
- February 01, 2018

It is not uncommon for unexploded WW2 bombs to be found in the territory. The new explosive was found at 11 a.m. local time Wednesday close to the harbor-front Hong Kong Convention Center and Exhibition Centre, near where a 450-kilogram (992-pound) bomb was defused Sunday. (more...)
Budget proposes nil import duty on solar energy equipment Budget proposes nil import duty on solar energy equipment
- February 01, 2018

While the budget seems to be clearly "devoted" to agriculture and infrastructure, let's take a quick look at what the FM had in store for technology sector. Stressing on the positive effect of toilets in the increased dignity of women, education of girls, and a family's overall well-being, Jaitley announced that the government is planning to construct around two crore toilets. (more...)
US Hasn't Proved Iran Action In Yemen — Russia's UN Envoy US Hasn't Proved Iran Action In Yemen — Russia's UN Envoy
- February 01, 2018

On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley brought Security Council envoys to a U.S. military base in Washington to view missile parts that the U.S. calls evidence of Iran's illicit transfer of prohibited missiles to Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. (more...)
Catalan leaders urge ex-president Puigdemont to end return bid Catalan leaders urge ex-president Puigdemont to end return bid
- February 01, 2018

On Tuesday, the Catalan parliament postponed indefinitely a session in which Mr Puigdemont was to due to be re-elected president of the region. Catalan leaders are calling for ex-president Carles Puigdemont to end his bid to return to power after text messages emerged showing him casting doubt on the region's independence movement from Spain . (more...)
Truck driver accused of damaging Peru's world famous Nazca Lines Truck driver accused of damaging Peru's world famous Nazca Lines
- February 01, 2018

They stretch across an area of about 280 square miles, depicting animals, plants, mythical creatures and geometrical figures, according to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which declared the area a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. (more...)
Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story
- February 01, 2018

This strategy gets us out of crisis-management mode. Despite talks taking place with the South, Kim's rhetoric with the USA has showed no sign of moderating. "I wouldn't want to take that gamble". "To do this, we want to touch the feelings of the North Korean people. Hard to 'solve, ' but the goal has to be to move them away from tests, threats, and lower the tensions". (more...)

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