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To protect CPEC interests, China wooing Baloch militants for five years To protect CPEC interests, China wooing Baloch militants for five years
- February 20, 2018

Pakistani officials have welcomed the talks between Baloch rebels and Chinese envoys, saying: "Ultimately, if there's peace in Balochistan that will benefit both of us". China is pouring an estimated $60 billion into Pakistan as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but financial experts CNBC spoke to were uncertain how this would impact Islamabad's profile as an investment destination. (more...)
Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts
- February 20, 2018

It was previously reported that the special counsel's team was looking at Kushner's contacts with Russians, but the new report from CNN indicates that Mueller is now looking at Kushner's contacts with other foreign individuals as well. (more...)
Dutch, Japan top women's team pursuit qualifying at Olympics Dutch, Japan top women's team pursuit qualifying at Olympics
- February 20, 2018

If anyone is going to break the goose-egg against the overwhelmingly favored Canadians, it could very well be forward Brock Radunske; the 34-year-old Kitchener, Ontario native was a third-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 2002, and leads South Korea with eight shots on goal through two games. (more...)
IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27
- February 20, 2018

Iraqi security forces were pursuing the IS militants who disguised themselves in police uniforms to carry out the attack. The fighting lasted for at least two hours and some of the militants were killed while others fled the area, it said. (more...)
Slovenian ice hockey player tests positive for doping at Pyeongchang Olympics Slovenian ice hockey player tests positive for doping at Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 20, 2018

A member of the Slovenian ice hockey squad has been expelled from the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Norway now play the tournament's highest-scoring team, the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, on Wednesday. "Ziga's a great guy, big part of that team, great team guy, so I'm sure whatever the problem is, it's going to get fixed and Ziga's going to be fine". (more...)
Craig Kuligowski Leaving Miami, Expected to Become Alabama's DL Coach Craig Kuligowski Leaving Miami, Expected to Become Alabama's DL Coach
- February 20, 2018

I'm hearing there's a good chance Craig Kuligowski who is leaving #Miami will end up as #Alabama 's new DL coach for Nick Saban. He announced his decision to leave the Miami program earlier on Monday. "If I had a D-coordinator that didn't want him, I figured I probably don't have the right D-coordinator". Since, Miami has lost seven defensive linemen, some - like Chad Thomas and Anthony Moten - graduating, others transferring, and two - Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh - declaring for ... (more...)
Near record high temperatures today and tomorrow, rainy end to the week Near record high temperatures today and tomorrow, rainy end to the week
- February 20, 2018

However, as that fog erodes, a warm weather setup will take over. Right along the coast, temperatures will be slightly cooler with highs in the mid 70s thanks to the cooler waters but inland counties will experience highs in the low 80s. Most of the day remains dry, but an approaching cold front from the west will bring some late day clouds and perhaps some showers encroaching upon our area by late afternoon or early evening. (more...)
Michigan State rallies from 27 points down to defeat Northwestern, 65-60 Michigan State rallies from 27 points down to defeat Northwestern, 65-60
- February 20, 2018

It could have stayed top 16 in bracket seeding with a win as well, but it will likely need a stumble from Michigan State and a dominant Big Ten tournament to have any part in that conversation - and even that's unlikely. Afterwards, Simpson said that he feels it is his job to set the tone on both offense and defense. "I'm not anxious about him", Holtmann said. Simpson's speed, passing, and defense and Poole's shooting keep Michigan's future bright. (more...)
NYC weather, unseasonably warm, could break historic highs NYC weather, unseasonably warm, could break historic highs
- February 20, 2018

Average temperatures around this time are a low of 29 and a high of 48, Rusnak said. With the warm temperatures will come morning rain. WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: An approaching front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to portions of Alabama by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night, but no risk of severe storms despite the warmth. (more...)
Obama Administration Was To Blame For Allowing Russian Meddling In 2016 Obama Administration Was To Blame For Allowing Russian Meddling In 2016
- February 20, 2018

In a series of tweets on Saturday, President Donald Trump said that, despite the newly announced charges , the Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election, reports CNN. In some cases, they forwarded the material to actual supporters of Trump , and even officials with his campaign. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion . (more...)
Israel to supply gas to Egypt under multi-billion-dollar export deal Israel to supply gas to Egypt under multi-billion-dollar export deal
- February 20, 2018

The partners in Israel's Tamar and Leviathan offshore gas fields said they have signed with private Egyptian firm Dolphinus Holdings to supply a total of around 64 billion cubic metres of gas over a decade - with half coming from each field and the proceeds split equally between them. (more...)
'It's guns like this that takes away lives' 'It's guns like this that takes away lives'
- February 20, 2018

A gun owner in New York's Hudson Valley has attracted nationwide attention with a viral Facebook video in which he cuts his AR-15 rifle into pieces. Mr Pappalardo posted the video three days after a gunman used an AR-15 to kill 14 students and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation admits it fails to act on tip on Florida school shooter Federal Bureau of Investigation admits it fails to act on tip on Florida school shooter
- February 20, 2018

The Florida woman who had taken in school shooter Nikolas Cruz says she wanted to "strangle" him when she saw him after the massacre. The agency said that while that information should have been forwarded to the Miami FBI field office, it was not, and no further investigation was conducted. (more...)
OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus
- February 20, 2018

Parents are waiting to pick up their kids after a 7th grader shot himself in the school's restroom. All four elementary schools in the district were closed, WKYC reported. Further reports indicated the student was in the men's bathroom when he pulled a gun just before 8 a.m. Students were being released to their parents, who had gathered outside the school to reunite with their children, WKYC reported . (more...)
Hope Maldives emergency is not extended Hope Maldives emergency is not extended
- February 20, 2018

The state of emergency in Maldives was on Monday extended by 30 days after a parliamentary committee approved President Yameen's request, a media report said, allowing him to reinforce his power. Yameen also detained the chief justice and another top judge, accusing them of corruption, and other leaders, including former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. (more...)
In Iceland I want to go to jail for circumcising boys In Iceland I want to go to jail for circumcising boys
- February 20, 2018

The draft law would impose a six-year prison term on anyone guilty of " removing part or all of the [child's] sexual organs ", arguing the practice violates the child's rights. The proponents of such changes believe that the circumcision of boys violates their rights and the UN Convention, and this operation, they believe, quite unsafe from the point of view of sanitation, as is often done, "not by doctors, in sterile environments, and religious leaders". (more...)
Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting
- February 20, 2018

Cruz, 19, had been expelled from the Parkland, Fla ., school and brought several loaded guns in a backpack onto campus Wednesday, opening fire before escaping the scene along with fleeing students. The shooter "wouldn't have harmed that many students with a knife!" she yelled, shedding tears as the crowd cheered her on. The National Rifle Association and other gun-rights organizations spent almost $55 million in the 2016 election cycle - almost 19 times the amount spent by groups ... (more...)
Windsor PC candidates show 'full support' for Patrick Brown leadership bid Windsor PC candidates show 'full support' for Patrick Brown leadership bid
- February 20, 2018

The former leader of the Ontario PC Party says he's cleared his name and is the right leadership candidate to run the party. Brown, first elected PC leader in 2015, resigned his post amidst allegations of sexual misconduct first reported on January 24. (more...)
Significant Rainfall Expected to Hit Halton Significant Rainfall Expected to Hit Halton
- February 20, 2018

Toronto could see record-breaking daytime highs of 15 C on Tuesday and 14 C on Wednesday, according to Environment Canada forecasts. Temperatures are climbing about 0 today as rain moves into the region. "The problem is that when that rain comes it also brings with it the potential to melt that snow". Those areas include Caledon, Uxbridge, Beaverton, and Northern Durham Region. (more...)
Gita blasts New Zealand; several districts declare emergency Gita blasts New Zealand; several districts declare emergency
- February 20, 2018

New Zealand is being battered by cyclone Gita after the tropical storm devastated the Pacific island nations of Fiji and Tonga last week. Dozens of schools have been shut and roads closed on the South Island as the storm made landfall on Tuesday, the BBC reports. (more...)
More Sexual Misconduct Claims Launched Against #MeToo California Assemblywoman More Sexual Misconduct Claims Launched Against #MeToo California Assemblywoman
- February 20, 2018

First reported by Politico , the complaint filed Saturday with the state Department of Fair Employment & Housing by a former Garcia staffer identified as J. Gilleon said his clients chose to come forward after Fierro went public with his allegations. Garcia has authored numerous bills about sexual assault, activity and consent, issues current staff members said are discussed in the office when relevant. (more...)
Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role
- February 20, 2018

The key party post has become vacant since the former CDU Secretary General Peter Tauber announced he's leaving due to serious bowel illness. Germany's Social Democrats started a membership ballot Tuesday on whether to again govern under Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after an opinion poll showed them trailing the far-right AfD for the first time. (more...)
Rape-accused dragged out of Arunachal Pradesh police station by mob, lynched Rape-accused dragged out of Arunachal Pradesh police station by mob, lynched
- February 20, 2018

Arunachal Pradesh Police confirmed the incident to the media. The girl was raped and killed in the nearby village of Namgo on February 12. The gruesome deaths brought back the memories of the lynching in 2015 in Nagaland's commercial hub Dimapur, where a mob lynched a rape-accused after dragging him out of a central jail.In the Arunachal case, a minor girl on February 12 had gone missing from a village falling under the Wakro police outpost in the district. (more...)
Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe
- February 20, 2018

He is expected to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon. He was speaking with investigators about his work with Skadden Arps in 2012, when Manafort arranged for the firm to be hired by the Ukrainian Minister of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko. (more...)
Venezuela launches Petro ICO on Tuesday Venezuela launches Petro ICO on Tuesday
- February 20, 2018

In response to Tidd's visit, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said: "In Colombia, they are planning to revive eras that had ended in human history, like military bombing, a military invasion or the occupation, through blood and gunfire, of a peaceful country like Venezuela". (more...)
Brexit minister promises no 'Mad Max dystopia' Brexit minister promises no 'Mad Max dystopia'
- February 20, 2018

The report, which argues in favour of staying closer to the European model of trade rather than the U.S. one, also warns that there are signs that the United Kingdom wants to deregulate. "Such mutual recognition will naturally require close even-handed co-operation between these authorities and a common set of principles to guide them", he will say. (more...)
Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China' Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'
- February 20, 2018

The business newspaper quoted a senior USA official saying that the scheme was expected to be discussed between Australia and the United States during Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Washington DC this week. Meanwhile, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday said that China was the largest trading partner for Australia and OBOR was one option whereby nations could access funds for critical infrastructure. (more...)
Kenyan photographer chosen to do concept art for Black Panther film Kenyan photographer chosen to do concept art for Black Panther film
- February 20, 2018

And the gorgeous look that Angela Bassett wore in Black Panther was clearly worth all of the time and effort! Disney-Marvel's " Black Panther " is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. (more...)
Wreckage of crashed Iranian plane found in Isfahan Wreckage of crashed Iranian plane found in Isfahan
- February 20, 2018

In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency , a rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains while searching for wreckage of a plane in southern Iran, Feb. "Some large parts of the plane, which were labelled with the Aseman company logo, were seen", said the pilot, identified by state TV only as Capt. Soheili. (more...)
S.Korea to Move Ahead with War Exercises Despite Korean Peace Process S.Korea to Move Ahead with War Exercises Despite Korean Peace Process
- February 20, 2018

North Korea sparked World War 3 fears when the rogue state launched several test missiles, with its despot leader Kim Jong-un telling US President Donald Trump he would be willing to strike the US territory of Guam. But its impact is spreading to other areas - inter-Korean relations and the US-South Korea alliance. Cannon Institute for Global Studies Research director, Kunihiko Miyake believed after the quadrennial games ends, North Korea would resume its provocation in the area, thus ... (more...)

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