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Media frenzy after Sessions notes law enforcement's 'Anglo-American' heritage Media frenzy after Sessions notes law enforcement's 'Anglo-American' heritage
- February 15, 2018

Sessions said Monday that those positions include the heads of the department's criminal, civil rights, and national security divisions. Eesh. At best Sessions was trying to say that the title of " sheriff " was created in England, but that's a pretty generous reading. (more...)
Iran President Rouhani to visit India on Feb 15 Iran President Rouhani to visit India on Feb 15
- February 15, 2018

Hassan Rouhani , special security staff of Iran visited Makkah Masjid to review security arrangements. President Rouhani's visit to India will be significant because only past year in December, Iran launched the first phase of Chabahar port which holds strategic and economic importance for India. (more...)
BJP alliance will get absolute majority: Neiphiu Rio BJP alliance will get absolute majority: Neiphiu Rio
- February 15, 2018

Three-time chief minister Rio was declared victor after his rivals - Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate and Independent candidate Neiphrezo Keditsu - pulled out of the contest on the last day of withdrawal of nominations on Monday, chief electoral officer said. (more...)
Deportation of Man With Son Fighting Cancer Gets Postponed Deportation of Man With Son Fighting Cancer Gets Postponed
- February 15, 2018

Berrones, who first came to the U.S.as a toddler in 1989, had previously been issued a one-year stay in June 2016. Wilkes had said ICE's attempt to deport Berrones showed the shift in policy under the Trump administration, which has greatly expanded deportation priorities. (more...)
PM Yıldırım to meet with Chancellor Merkel during visit to Germany PM Yıldırım to meet with Chancellor Merkel during visit to Germany
- February 15, 2018

But it needs approval from the party's 460,000 members and faces some stiff resistance. But Merkel also announced that she would confirm the names of new CDU ministers before a party summit on 26 February, and hinted that the provisional distribution of portfolios could be revised to pave a career path for her eventual successor. (more...)
North and South Korea must remember that Trump is watching them North and South Korea must remember that Trump is watching them
- February 15, 2018

The show was given by some 140 members of Pyongyang's Samjiyon Orchestra as part of a cross-border deal in which the isolated nuclear-armed North sent hundreds of athletes, cheerleaders and others to the Pyeongchang Winter Games in the South. (more...)
'Unrepentant' Landlord Dishes $6.7M to Graffiti Artists for 'Mutilating' Art 'Unrepentant' Landlord Dishes $6.7M to Graffiti Artists for 'Mutilating' Art
- February 15, 2018

Twenty-one aerosol artists had sued the owner of a Long Island City, Queens, site known as 5Pointz under the Visual Rights Act, a 1990 federal law that protects artists' rights even if someone else owns the physical artwork. Mr. Wolkoff contended that while he did allow artists to spray-paint buildings, they also knew the structures would eventually be demolished. "It would have been a wonderful tribute for the artists that they richly deserved". (more...)
United Nations to take part in Rohingya repatriation: BD United Nations to take part in Rohingya repatriation: BD
- February 15, 2018

But the crisis in Rakhine state is just one of some two dozen conflicts festering around the country's borderlands, where ethnic rebels have for decades fought the state for more autonomy. Mr Johnson said: "I spoke to her about my own experience witnessing the bad conditions of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and my deep concern about their future". (more...)
Report suggests mangrove cover in India has increased by 181 sq km Report suggests mangrove cover in India has increased by 181 sq km
- February 15, 2018

The analysis of the report indicates that the afforestation drive undertaken in Maharashtra has resulted into increase in tree cover of 3.19 per cent of the total geographical area stands first in the country so far as extent of the area is concerned. (more...)
Twitter Reactions: England fall short by 12 runs in the run-fest Twitter Reactions: England fall short by 12 runs in the run-fest
- February 15, 2018

Blazing half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have guided New Zealand to a 12 run win over England in their Twenty20 cricket worldwide in Wellington . Williamson was adamant he wanted to play all three forms. Opener Jason Roy went for eight but Hales and Malan put on the kind of display which looked like being the launchpad for an important victory. (more...)
ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Alive But Wounded in Syria ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Alive But Wounded in Syria
- February 15, 2018

It quoted United States officials who said Baghadi had to relinquish command of ISIS for up to five months because of the injuries he sustained in the missile attack. Iraqi authorities last week published a list of "internationally wanted terrorist leaders", headed by Baghdadi, a self-proclaimed "caliph" who was born in 1971 under the name Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai. (more...)
Nelly Under Investigation Following Accusations Of Sexual Assault Nelly Under Investigation Following Accusations Of Sexual Assault
- February 15, 2018

The woman was quoted by U.S. entertainment website Tmz .com saying that Nelly placed his arm behind her and asked if she could stay behind to talk to him. The fact that police are investigating these claims isn't new information, and Nelly welcomes the investigation. Nelly's confident once investigated, these claims will be determined as disingenuous. (more...)
Warm Temperatures For Valentine's Day Warm Temperatures For Valentine's Day
- February 15, 2018

Rain, rain, go away! Decreasing clouds give a little afternoon sunshine as highs reach the low-40s. The front looks to finally push through sometime early next week, though not before Monday when we'll see highs climb back into the 70s. The rain should end by 9 p.m. for most of the state. We have received a break in the rainfall which has made for a nice part of the day. Temperatures will warm into the middle 60s. (more...)
Top 5 places to dine in Stoke-on-Trent this Pancake Day Top 5 places to dine in Stoke-on-Trent this Pancake Day
- February 15, 2018

Cathy Best, senior food editor at BBC Good Food , said: "We identified Japanese pancakes as a major food trend for this year which is why we published the recipe". Grade 4 students Allie Martens, Raelee McKenzie, Leah Bellanger and Lily Steuart enjoy plates on pancakes for Shrove Tuesday while sharing stories with friends. (more...)
Reaffirms Reaffirms "Overweight" Rating for Just Eat (JE)
- February 15, 2018

CORE's profit would be $21.25 million giving it 11.26 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. The real estate investment trust reported GBX 16.20 ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of GBX 16.30 ($0.23) by GBX (0.10) ($0.00). (more...)
Expel Mani Shankar Aiyar, Cong ex-MP tells Rahul Gandhi Expel Mani Shankar Aiyar, Cong ex-MP tells Rahul Gandhi
- February 15, 2018

Shah said if Aiyar has such extreme love for Pakistan then he should be sent to Pakistan permanently. "And I am very proud and half very sad that this sentence of these three words [uninterrupted and un-interruptable dialogue] have been accepted as Pakistan policy, but has not been accepted as Indian policy", said Aiyar at the function. (more...)
Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens
- February 15, 2018

On Tuesday morning, Ahed Tamimi once again was brought before an Israeli military court at the Ofer Military Prison. In an expose of the Tamimi family last in Haaretz last month, Petra Marquardt-Bigman has observed that Ahed's father, Bassem, "regularly encourages his own children to confront Israeli soldiers, and has frequently advocated the participation of children in protests and demonstrations". (more...)
Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map
- February 15, 2018

The justices' January 22 order and subsequent opinion declared the current congressional maps unconstitutionally gerrymandered in favor of Republicans, and instructed lawmakers to draw new districts "composed of compact and contiguous territory; as almost equal in population as practicable; and which do not divide any county, city , incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where necessary to ensure equality of population". (more...)
Left cadres 'looting' public, vote for BJP: Shah in Tripura Left cadres 'looting' public, vote for BJP: Shah in Tripura
- February 15, 2018

Tripura's tryst with bipolar political struggles continues as it goes to polls on 18 February , only difference being replacement of Congress by the BJP as the main Opposition to the Left Front government. The CPI (M)-led Left Front government, which is ruling Tripura since 1993, did not face much difficulties in winning elections all these years with the Congress putting up a weak challenge against the left regime. (more...)
South Korea's leader invited to North Korea South Korea's leader invited to North Korea
- February 15, 2018

The delegation gave Moon a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting him to visit the North, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Moon had affirmed their shared stance of maximizing pressure on Pyongyang until it scraps its nuclear program. (more...)
CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Pentagon's $686 bln budget proposal backs National Defense Strategy CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Pentagon's $686 bln budget proposal backs National Defense Strategy
- February 15, 2018

Funds for the maintenance of the US nuclear arsenal also increased. On top of the Pentagon's $686 billion budget request was an additional $30 billion for non-defense agencies including the Department of Energy, which maintains the nuclear weapons arsenal. (more...)
What is Galentine's Day? Your guide to today's gal pal love fest What is Galentine's Day? Your guide to today's gal pal love fest
- February 15, 2018

A quick scan on social media shows cosmetic companies, travel agents and homeware retailers among many others, all marketing their products using Galentine's Day messages. You deserve the best, so maybe the best for you hasn't shown up yet this Valentine's Day . Although there is a Friendship Day, but it's seldom acknowledged beyond a Facebook post. (more...)
Eni's Drillship Blocked by Turkish Armed Forces Eni's Drillship Blocked by Turkish Armed Forces
- February 14, 2018

It said the Greek statement misled Greece's own public and distorted the truth "as always". She insisted that Turkey's behaviour "damages good neighbourly relations and the peaceful settlement of disputes". Italy's Foreign Affairs Minister Angelino Alfano held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu here on Tuesday amid efforts to end the blockade by Turkish military vessels of a drill ship belonging to the Italian oil and gas firm Eni in waters off Cyprus. (more...)
UK Combats ISIS Videos With AI Technology That Detects Propaganda UK Combats ISIS Videos With AI Technology That Detects Propaganda
- February 14, 2018

Created to be used on any platform, it can support the detection of terrorist propaganda across a range of video-streaming and download sites in real-time. The new tool has been developed for use by smaller platforms who may not have the the resources to develop their own prevention technologies. "We know that automatic technology like this, can heavily disrupt the terrorists' actions, as well as prevent people from ever being exposed to these horrific images". (more...)
Reading And Leeds Festivals Announce 2018 Headliners Reading And Leeds Festivals Announce 2018 Headliners
- February 14, 2018

Along with a gif of John Travolta's character in Pulp Fiction searching a room, one wrote: "Looking for Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters in the Reading and Leeds fest line up like". But, this has in turn induced a social media backlash from the festival's traditional fans, who feel that the festival no longer caters for their music taste. (more...)
White House continues defense of Rob Porter White House continues defense of Rob Porter
- February 14, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence claimed that there is no place in the White House for domestic abuse , while he is working for a president who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual assault. John Kelly , and that he is not actively searching for replacements", Conway said. "The president believes, as he said the other day, you have to consider all sides", Conway told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on This Week. (more...)
Rents in Kilkenny rise by 7.9% Rents in Kilkenny rise by 7.9%
- February 14, 2018

This means that on a nationwide basis, rents are now 19 per cent higher than their 2008 peak. The Taoiseach says introducing tougher laws on renting could cause even more of a black economy in the housing market. In the city, rents rose by over 12 per cent by the end of December last, compared to a year before. In Cork, the rise in rents was nearly 8%. Activity and demand in the rental market remains very high. (more...)
Former Georgian president Saakashvili deported from Ukraine to Poland Former Georgian president Saakashvili deported from Ukraine to Poland
- February 14, 2018

Saakashvili said at the airport he was made to board a Beechcraft aircraft that was chartered by someone who never said a word during the entire flight to Warsaw. Saakashvili is wanted in Georgia on embezzlement charges, which he says are politically motivated. But he told Current Time that "Georgian authorities absolutely do not want me [to be extradited to Georgia], because as soon as I am back to Georgia they will be toppled". (more...)
Protests erupt in Allahabad over law student's death Protests erupt in Allahabad over law student's death
- February 14, 2018

In a shocking incident, a 26-year old law student, Dilip Saroj, was brutally beaten to death in Katra bazar area of Allahabad's Uttar Pradesh. However, no injuries were reported in the incident. "The SSP met the protesters and assured them that action will be taken in the matter", said Colonelganj police Station Officer (SO) Awadhesh Pratap Singh. (more...)
Purdue Pharma To End Marketing Of Oxycontin Purdue Pharma To End Marketing Of Oxycontin
- February 14, 2018

It also sells the painkiller Hysingla. The findings could bolster hundreds of lawsuits that are aimed at holding opioid drugmakers responsible for helping fuel an epidemic blamed for the deaths of more than 340,000 Americans since 2000. (more...)

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