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After PNB, City Union Bank hit by fraud After PNB, City Union Bank hit by fraud
- February 21, 2018

A spokesman from the Central Bank said that the hackers had taken control of a computer at the bank they were targeting and used the SWIFT system to transfer money to their own accounts. The City Union Bank clarified that the modus operandi of this incident is not related to the multibillion dollar fraud allegedly committed by diamond merchant Nirav Modi against the Punjab National Bank. (more...)
Alabama police officer dies from gunshot wound after standoff Alabama police officer dies from gunshot wound after standoff
- February 21, 2018

Billa was rushed to the hospital where he died, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told a local Fox affiliate. The shooter, Robert Holly, was found dead in his home around 3am Wednesday. "Additionally, Billa made two felony and 17 misdemeanor arrests for the month". "I am concerned about the officer's family, and I'm concerned about the rest of the officers who on a daily basis put their lives on the lives for the city", Mobile Councilman Fred Richard said. (more...)
Florida governor calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail school shooting tip failure
- February 21, 2018

The FBI investigated the remark but did not determine who made it. The disclosure spread angry disbelief among Parkland residents and prompted Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott to call for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign. (more...)
British PM Theresa May under pressure after 62 lawmakers demand hard Brexit British PM Theresa May under pressure after 62 lawmakers demand hard Brexit
- February 21, 2018

The government is seeking a transition deal after that date which will see the United Kingdom bound by the rules of the European Union for a period of around two years but without having any say in setting the rules that binds the 28-nation body. (more...)
PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case
- February 21, 2018

Addressing a rally in Shillong, Rahul said, "Just because the BJP can buy a few MLAs, including Congress MLA, you cannot buy the church". Highlighting Congress" "contribution' in the emergence of Meghalaya in terms of literacy, the Congress president said, "Under the Congress Govt, we have seen the emergence of Meghalaya as the most literate state of India with the highest rate of female enrollment in primary schools in the entire country". (more...)
CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT
- February 21, 2018

Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said the landmark agreement would eliminate more than 98 percent of tariffs in a trade zone with a combined GDP of some US$13 trillion. "Public scrutiny of trade agreements is welcome and important". However, the estimated impact of the CPTPP deal on New Zealand's economy is more modest than that of the original TPP. (more...)
Majority of United States wants Congress, Trump to do more about shootings Majority of United States wants Congress, Trump to do more about shootings
- February 21, 2018

A majority believes more effective mental health screening and treatment, along with stricter gun control laws, could have prevented the Parkland, FL, shooting. The shooting at the school in Parkland, Fla ., last Wednesday by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz who used an AR-15-style rifle to gun down his former classmates, ignited the contentious debate about creating stronger background checks and barring the purchase of assault weapons. (more...)
UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5% UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5%
- February 21, 2018

The unemployment rate also rose to 4.4% as fewer workers were economically inactive. Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses rose 2.5% from a year earlier, the most since December 2016, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday. (more...)
Heavy rainfall impacting your Wednesday — ALERT DAY
- February 21, 2018

Flood warnings were already issued Tuesday for the Ouachita, Little Missouri, Saline, Fourche La Fave and Cache rivers. The Weather Prediction Center 7 day rain outlook has the heaviest totals from NE Texas up through the Cincinnati area. (more...)
Wakanda Love: Micheal B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong'o's Twitter Flirting Is Epic Wakanda Love: Micheal B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong'o's Twitter Flirting Is Epic
- February 21, 2018

You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear", Nyong'o wrote . The abilities of T'Challa's mettle as the future king and as Black Panther is tested when he enters into conflict with the enemy. "From someone who loves you", she continued. Why all of a sudden is it "We can't follow it" when it's African? Black Panther has changed superhero films having demolished the box office, bringing in an estimated $426.6 million worldwide and $241.6 million in ... (more...)
First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways
- February 21, 2018

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, Fabrice Brégier of Airbus and Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce president - civil aerospace, attended a formal aircraft handover ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. With freighter slots limited into many important airports in Qatar Airway's network, aircraft with significant belly capacity are becoming increasingly important to its cargo network, offering scheduled connectivity. (more...)
Parkland students arrive in FL capital Parkland students arrive in FL capital
- February 21, 2018

As Fox News reported , Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School expects all classes to resume by Tuesday, almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire, killing 17 students and faculty. Music stars Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Cher have thrown their support behind the march. Oprah Winfrey also pledged $500,000 their cause, as did actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal. (more...)
Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences
- February 21, 2018

Activists say there has been no letup to the wave of airstrikes and artillery shelling on eastern Ghouta since government and Russian forces stepped up their assault late Sunday. Ankara recognizes these organizations as terrorists. The withdrawal of the pro-Bashar al-Assad terror groups came when they were about 10 km (about 6 miles) away from Afrin, in northwestern Syria. (more...)
CBI registers case in Bank of Baroda loan scam CBI registers case in Bank of Baroda loan scam
- February 21, 2018

There is also a report that Vikram has been detained by the agency but it has not been confirmed yet. The total outstanding amount, along with interest, amounts to Rs 3,695 crore. A year later, Kothari has allegedly not paid back either the interest or the loan and in Feb 2017, Bank of Baroda, a consortium partner declared pen manufacturer Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd as "wilful defaulter". (more...)
Anthrax's Charlie Benante Slams Trump for Florida School Shooting Tweet Anthrax's Charlie Benante Slams Trump for Florida School Shooting Tweet
- February 21, 2018

The president then asserted that the agency was perhaps distracted by the investigation into possible Trump administration ties to Russian Federation. Critics are putting the President on blast for golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida while funerals for some victims of the Parkland school shooting were taking place less than an hour away. (more...)
Husband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearance Husband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearance
- February 21, 2018

Coast Guard Academy stated in court records. The stolen coins were valued at $38,480, a federal prosecutor said. Special agent James Kelley said the bureau believed Bennett had "knowingly and unlawfully killed" the 41-year-old estate agent. (more...)
Mattel Crafts Some Croft With the Tomb Raider Barbie Doll Mattel Crafts Some Croft With the Tomb Raider Barbie Doll
- February 21, 2018

If you did not know already, gaming technology was limited back in the '90s because they were not able to make rounded objects look smooth. What's more, the post called the upcoming game Lara Croft's "defining adventure", which can only mean Square Enix has big plans for the title. (more...)
Why we stopped Orengo, Wanjigi from travelling - Immigration Why we stopped Orengo, Wanjigi from travelling - Immigration
- February 21, 2018

High Court on Monday, February 19, reversed government's decision to suspend passports of several National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leaders and officials. There is growing concern that the government is ignoring civil liberties in response to the mock inauguration of Mr Odinga. High court judge John Mativo had earlier today issued conservatory orders restraining the state from interfering with the leaders travelling documents and movements in and out of the country until the case is ... (more...)
President Trump just directed the Justice Department to ban bump stocks President Trump just directed the Justice Department to ban bump stocks
- February 21, 2018

Trump's order comes a week after a teenager opened fire at a school in Florida, killing 17 people. On Saturday, Trump pointed the finger at Democrats who didn't pass gun control legislation when they had control of Congress and the presidency, claiming "they didn't want to". (more...)
Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct
- February 21, 2018

The charity formally also apologized to Haiti on Monday, February 19, over the scandal and for failing to report the matter adequately. Chief executive Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London that the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its global operation. (more...)
Amit Shah gives communal colour to incident involving Mohammed Haris Nalapad Amit Shah gives communal colour to incident involving Mohammed Haris Nalapad
- February 21, 2018

Mohammed Haris surrendered to the police yesterday after a stern warning from Mr Siddaramaiah and was produced before a city court that sent him to police custody for two days. There is nothing wrong in seeking accounts from the government and BJP is always accountable to people, Mr Shah said. "We have come to take tough decisions that are for good of the people and in this manner we will change the situation of the country". (more...)
BC to eliminate Medical Services Plan fees on January 1, 2020 BC to eliminate Medical Services Plan fees on January 1, 2020
- February 21, 2018

Premier John Horgan faces formidable demands after taking power in a fiercely contested election last July. "We support these first steps, however, our view is that they're not really as bold as we need to actually deal with the crisis before us", he said. (more...)
On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire
- February 21, 2018

The incident comes as an embarrassment for the ruling Congress in Karnataka as days ago, news of MLA N A Haris' son Mohamman Nalapad allegedly assaulting a youth at a Bengaluru restaurant had surfaced. Narayanaswamy apparently threatened officer Rayappa and asked him to not lodge a formal police complaint against him. While Rayappa said he couldn't do so as the matter was in court, Narayanaswamy allegedly insisted that he make the khata illegally. (more...)
Get Back Nirav While Returning From Abroad, Rahul Gandhi Tells PM Modi Get Back Nirav While Returning From Abroad, Rahul Gandhi Tells PM Modi
- February 21, 2018

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, on his second visit to the poll-bound state, the Congress president hit out at the BJP-led central government, alleging that it "actively" participated in corruption by allowing bank-loan defaulters Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi to escape the country. (more...)
Full presidential memorandum on bump fire stocks Full presidential memorandum on bump fire stocks
- February 21, 2018

Bump stocks were found among the weapons used in the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people October 1. His announcement comes amid high pressure after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people, most children, dead last week. "We must do more to protect our children", he said. Mr Trump says he has signed a memorandum directing the Justice Department to propose the regulations. (more...)
Israeli Schools Drill for Missile Attack Amid Threats From Iran Israeli Schools Drill for Missile Attack Amid Threats From Iran
- February 21, 2018

It's yours. "It's yours. You can take back with you as a message to the tyrants of Tehran: Do not test Israel's resolve", the prime minister announced at the Munich Security Conference. Tensions between Iran and Israel have risen since an Iranian dron entered the Israeli airspace eight days ago. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned that Israel could act against Iran . (more...)
Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to July 9 in water crisis Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to July 9 in water crisis
- February 21, 2018

Previously, Day Zero had been moved back from early April to June 4. In addition to the hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future. (more...)
Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65 Iran TV airs images of site of airplane crash that killed 65
- February 21, 2018

Ramezan Sharif, spokesman of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), also said the IRGC helicopters found the wreckage on Tuesday morning. "After a long wait to locate the plane, families will have to endure further delays until the bodies of their loved ones are returned as helicopters are unable to land in the hostile terrain and the work will have to be carried out on foot, and emergency service official said". (more...)
Pro-government forces hit Syria's Ghouta with rockets, air raids Pro-government forces hit Syria's Ghouta with rockets, air raids
- February 21, 2018

The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation, which has backed Assad with air power since 2015, say they do not target civilians. McDonald said more than 100 children in Eastern Ghouta need evacuation for life-saving medical treatment that is not available for conditions including cancer and kidney disease. (more...)
Iran: Sufi Protests in Tehran Turn Violent Iran: Sufi Protests in Tehran Turn Violent
- February 21, 2018

Nour Ali Tabandeh was their "red line" and they would not tolerate any trespassing. According to Fars News Agency , "an angry dervish bus driver ran over a group of policemen and created a carnage". A U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran past year expressed concerns over the targeting of Sufi followers, saying they "continue to face arbitrary arrest, harassment, and detention and are often accused of national security crimes". (more...)

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