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Russian plane is brought down by rebels in Syria Russian plane is brought down by rebels in Syria
- Февраля 03, 2018

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported more than 35 airstrikes on Saraqeb since late yesterday, adding that many of its residents are fleeing. It is also host to several Islamist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda. The Russian statement said the area was controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants. (more...)
Trump Presses McConnell On White House Immigration Plan Trump Presses McConnell On White House Immigration Plan
- Февраля 03, 2018

The White House's immigration framework , released last Thursday, proposes significant changes to two legal immigration programs in addition to addressing the DACA program and Trump's proposed border wall. Many Democrats have slammed Trump's framework. "Not so smart today, when we have technology that is much more effective and more cost-effective in terms of protecting the border", U.S. (more...)
Heads-up for Kate as she charms crowds in snowy Norway
- Февраля 03, 2018

Considering Catherine has always been an athlete - she plays a variety of sports from tennis to field hockey - as well as William's love of sports, it makes sense that they would make physical activity a priority for their kids. Maud was King Harald's grandmother and the sister to Prince William's great-great-grandfather, King George V. King Harald pointed out the relations in his speech adding, "so we are united by family ties". (more...)
Finally! Karni Sena withdraws protest, says 'Padmaavat' glorifies Rajput courage Finally! Karni Sena withdraws protest, says 'Padmaavat' glorifies Rajput courage
- Февраля 03, 2018

The Rajput leader, whose group has been at the forefront of massive protests against " Padmaavat ", said there has been a "duplicacy" in matters pertaining to Karni Sena's functioning. "The letter is being circulated on social media and misleading the public". The letter, signed by Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh, stated that the group's members watched the film and chose to withdraw the protest unconditionally. (more...)
United States has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says
- Февраля 03, 2018

The US officials claimed that Syrian armed forces have "evolved" their chemical weapons and occasionally used them in smaller amounts since 2017. Rescue workers and medical groups working in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, have accused government forces of using chlorine gas three times over the last month, including early on Thursday. (more...)
Contravisory Investment Management Inc. Has $256000 Position in Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) Contravisory Investment Management Inc. Has $256000 Position in Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN)
- Февраля 03, 2018

Wynn , who possesses more than 45 years of development experience of casino resorts. About 5.37 million shares traded or 81.65% up from the average. After the giving short look at one day return of Wynn Resorts , Limited it is observed that WYNN reported positive return of 2.96% in last trading session. (more...)
Injured Du Plessis ruled out of India series
- Февраля 03, 2018

While Hashim Amla didn't get to face the spinners in the first ODI, du Plessis looked the only one out of the top six comfortable enough against them. Cullinan, however, was optimistic that the Proteas would pip the visitors 3-2 factoring in a game being washed out, in spite of agreeing to India's chances of a series triumph. (more...)
UN Raises Concern Over Suspended TV Stations In Kenya UN Raises Concern Over Suspended TV Stations In Kenya
- Февраля 03, 2018

As journalists and rights groups raised an outcry over the government shutdown of TV stations, the United States urged Kenya's authorities to respect the court order and allow broadcasts to resume. In a statement issued by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the Donald Trump's administration noted that President Kenyatta was validly elected in the repeat presidential election held on October 26th, 2017. (more...)
Deepika Padukone: My parents are immensely proud of my performance in 'Padmaavat' Deepika Padukone: My parents are immensely proud of my performance in 'Padmaavat'
- Февраля 03, 2018

Deepika , your reply is savage as f***! " Padmaavat " has been facing endless hurdles in the form of protest and death threats by the fringe outfit Karni Sena since the shooting began in Rajasthan state a year ago. My Father and Sister were walking ahead. When I was shooting he was not there and vice versa. "I was not aware what work he has done in the film", she said. (more...)
Drivers say train crossing had problems day before crash Drivers say train crossing had problems day before crash
- Февраля 03, 2018

The Amtrak train was a charter carrying dozens of Republican lawmakers and their spouses, children and staff to an annual GOP retreat, held this year at The Greenbrier, a resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He confirmed that one person died and wrote that one person had minor injuries and another had serious injuries. Comer said lawmakers performed CPR on one person. (more...)
Modi to inaugurate Global Investors' Summit 'Advantage Assam' Modi to inaugurate Global Investors' Summit 'Advantage Assam'
- Февраля 03, 2018

The prosperity of people living in Northeast is key to India's growth story gathering speed, he said. Several Union Ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Zubin Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju are expected to take part in the proceedings as well. (more...)
Humane Society head steps down after harassment allegations Humane Society head steps down after harassment allegations
- Февраля 03, 2018

Seven of the 31 board members resigned immediately following that decision. "The Humane Society has no humanity". Wayne Pacelle, who has served as president and CEO since 2004, turned in his resignation Friday, the Humane Society said in a on its web site. (more...)
Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
- Февраля 03, 2018

Shares of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings Llc (CQH) are moving on volatility today -1.16% or -0.34 from the open. It has outperformed by 34.61% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 26 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, November 4 by Craig Hallum. (more...)
North Korea made $200m flouting sanctions, United Nations advised North Korea made $200m flouting sanctions, United Nations advised
- Февраля 03, 2018

Citing intelligence from member countries, the report said that Syria had been sent special acid-resistant tiles in two North Korean shipments which could be used to build the interior walls of a chemical factory. It said Chinese food, fruit and household products were still being sold in North Korea. The council has imposed increasingly tougher sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. (more...)
A quiet Saturday, snow on the way Sunday A quiet Saturday, snow on the way Sunday
- Февраля 03, 2018

Saturday night into Sunday is when accumulating snow is expected in our area. Saturday scattered snow showers are expected during the day. Snow may mix with rain at times on Sunday as temperatures warm into the middle 30s. A Winter Weather Advisory (purple-shaded area on the highlighted map) for 3 to 5-inches of snow is in effect later this evening overnight into Sunday for close-in counties around the Lake Michigan shoreline. (more...)
President Trump speaks at GOP Retreat in West Virginia President Trump speaks at GOP Retreat in West Virginia
- Февраля 03, 2018

In the House, they shaped the Goodlatte bill , which only gives Dreamers a three-year renewable legal status (not a path to citizenship), and goes beyond border control measures to pursue sharp cutbacks in legal immigration, along with an end to "chain migration" and the current diversity visa lottery-items borrowed from the better-known restrictionist Cotton-Perdue bill in the Senate. (more...)
No tailgating at the Super Bowl No tailgating at the Super Bowl
- Февраля 03, 2018

Lovinger had earlier predicted that this Super Bowl Sunday would set a single-day record for media sold, breaking a record set previous year. "I think the ideal Super Bowl ad probably gets everybody to stop and watch it and talk about it the next day", he says, adding "you start months in advance getting the work done and you go through the whole rigor of presentation and ideation just to make sure you're getting it right". (more...)
Hawaii man says he's devastated about sending missile alert Hawaii man says he's devastated about sending missile alert
- Февраля 03, 2018

The Jan. 13 alert, sent out on cellphones to over 1 million people , caused panic among residents, whose fears were heightened by recent threats of a nuclear attack on the U.S.by North Korea. "And I didn't hear exercise at all". We were not ready for the call. "It was incredibly hard for me, very emotional", the man told NBC. "I can't say I would do anything differently based on what I saw and heard", the man said. (more...)
Students put their knowledge to the test at Catholic Schools' spelling bee Students put their knowledge to the test at Catholic Schools' spelling bee
- Февраля 03, 2018

Numair will now go on to the Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held at the Clarion Mall on Monday. This is Numair's sixth consecutive win in the Scripps Howard-sponsored spelling bee. "Idyllwild students have placed in the top 10 frequently over the years and Martina should be congratulated along with the other Idyllwild students for their diligent studies and hard work", said Vic Scavarda, HUSD trustee representing Idyllwild. (more...)
Virginia Democrat to give Spanish-language SOTU response Virginia Democrat to give Spanish-language SOTU response
- Февраля 03, 2018

The Massachusetts representative has emerged as a rising star in the Democratic party this year. Elizabeth Guzman of Virginia will deliver the Spanish-language response to Trump's speech. Elected to Congress in 2013, he's now a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the LGBT Equality Caucus. He is the grandson of the late US Senator Robert Kennedy and great-nephew of the late US President John F Kennedy . (more...)
Afghanistan Joint Working Groups' maiden meeting in Kabul today Afghanistan Joint Working Groups' maiden meeting in Kabul today
- Февраля 03, 2018

Top-level delegation of Pakistan's civil and military leadership, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, reached Afghanistan earlier today to attend the meeting. However, despite the United States administration's tough stand against Islamabad , Pakistan has categorically denied the allegations of supporting terrorism. (more...)
Treasury Department Sanctions Individuals for Acting on Hezbollah Financier's Behalf Treasury Department Sanctions Individuals for Acting on Hezbollah Financier's Behalf
- Февраля 03, 2018

Nasrallah declared that the sanctions will not have any impact on Hezbollah , claiming that the group is not funded by Lebanese banks but by the Islamic Republic of Iran . "The Treasury Department will continue to sever Hizballah from the worldwide financial system, and we will be relentless in identifying, exposing, and dismantling Hizballah's financial support networks globally". (more...)
Unsurprisingly, Immigration Was The Centerpiece Of Trump's Speech Unsurprisingly, Immigration Was The Centerpiece Of Trump's Speech
- Февраля 03, 2018

And he has come up with a deal. Republicans said Democrats are not making serious offers as they bargain over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Obama-era program that's shielded immigrants in the US illegally who were brought here as children. (more...)
Musk stops taking flamethrower orders, rakes in $10 million Musk stops taking flamethrower orders, rakes in $10 million
- Февраля 03, 2018

The billionaire inventor says all 20,000 of the shotgun-sized flamethrowers designed and sold by his Boring company have all been spoken for. Musk and his legions are still chortling over the idea of selling flamethrowers online - but some politicians are not laughing. (more...)
Phil the groundhog signals six more weeks of winter for the US Phil the groundhog signals six more weeks of winter for the US
- Февраля 03, 2018

Though there are now numerous weather-predicting groundhogs and other animals throughout the country, Punxsutawney Phil remains the most popular. This time, if we take computer models and trusted science into consideration, Punxatawney Phil may be half-way right, in our favor! As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dusk on February 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. (more...)
Massive Fire at Madurai's Meenakshi Temple Guts Over 30 Shops Massive Fire at Madurai's Meenakshi Temple Guts Over 30 Shops
- Февраля 03, 2018

Kannan, who was at the spot, told The Hindu that four fire tenders arrived to put out the fire. A police officer said that a spark from a shop spread within a few seconds and gutted the entire row of shops. No human casualties were reported. The area has been cordoned off and the electricity supply has been disconnected as a precautionary measure. Devotees said that there were no fire extinguishers or fire safety systems inside the temple premises. (more...)
Russian athletes have doping bans overturned Russian athletes have doping bans overturned
- Февраля 03, 2018

The member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva , speaking with Vestnik Kavkaza, noted that justice has finally prevailed at least with respect to some Russian athletes. The IOC banned Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after its own commissions broadly confirmed McLaren's findings, that Russian sporting officials had overseen an elaborate years-long scheme to hide doping by the country's athletes. (more...)
Kashmiri students assault: Haryana Police registers FIR
- Февраля 03, 2018

The two students suffered injuries on their face and bruises on arms and legs. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti reacted sharply on the incident and demanded strict action by Haryana government. "After offering prayers, when we went to the market, some people surrounded us. One of our officers is in touch with the boys as well", said a senior J&K police officer. (more...)
Boat capsizes off Libyan coast , 11 Pakistanis feared dead Boat capsizes off Libyan coast , 11 Pakistanis feared dead
- Февраля 03, 2018

Reuters reported that survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants on board were Pakistanis, who make up a growing number of those attempting the hazardous voyage across the Mediterranean to Italy from North Africa, IOM spokeswoman Olivia Headon said. (more...)
Court cites jurisdiction to refuse motion to free jailed leaders Court cites jurisdiction to refuse motion to free jailed leaders
- Февраля 03, 2018

But ex-President Mohammed Nasheed , who is among the prisoners ordered freed, says he will challenge Yameen, saying "I can contest and I will contest and hopefully we will win it again". And yesterday, the the Supreme Court said prosecutors and judges in his trial and others had been unduly influenced "to conduct politically motivated investigations". (more...)

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