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Former Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe Former Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
- February 25, 2018

The new charges, approved by a federal grand jury in Washington last week, accuse him of secretly enlisting a group of "former senior European politicians", including a former European chancellor, to advocate on behalf of the pro-Russian faction he represented in Ukraine. (more...)
Red Cross says 23 staff left over sexual misconduct since 2015 Red Cross says 23 staff left over sexual misconduct since 2015
- February 25, 2018

Unlike British charity Oxfam , which did not explicitly bar its employees from hiring prostitutes, the ICRC has forbidden "the purchase of sexual services" since 2006, even in places where prostitution is legal. Oxfam GB is one of 22 charities that have since pledged to boost safeguarding and have called on people to report unacceptable behaviour. In a letter signed by chief executives, agencies including Save the Children UK and Oxfam GB vowed to do more to protect those they were set up ... (more...)
University admissions offices send message to teens protesting gun violence University admissions offices send message to teens protesting gun violence
- February 25, 2018

A Bluffton High School student called her fellow peers to participate in a nationwide walkout next month to protest the lack of safety inside schools - something Beaufort County School District officials have specifically requested students not to do - by writing the message in black permanent marker on all of the school's bathroom walls Friday. (more...)
CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case
- February 25, 2018

The CBI on Wednesday filed a case against businessman Amit Singla and others on a complaint of the Bank of Maharashtra for a loan through forged documents and its criminal misappropriation and use. They then transferred the gold and funds overseas using fictitious trade transactions and paid off the LoC liabilities using them. "The borrowers were utilising this facility for discounting of bills, under letters of credit established by Dubai Bank Kenya, Soleil Chartered Bank, Trade Chartered ... (more...)
Florida officer breaks down recounting Stoneman Douglas school shooting response Florida officer breaks down recounting Stoneman Douglas school shooting response
- February 25, 2018

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey found that more than half of USA adults (55%) would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools, including 36% who said they would strongly oppose such a proposal. "That can never happen again". Speaking Thursday at The King Center in Atlanta, the Rev. Bernice King said the February 14 massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School "gives us an opportunity to lay aside for a moment our differences and really ... (more...)
More deputies accused of waiting outside during school shooting More deputies accused of waiting outside during school shooting
- February 24, 2018

A report detailing the response is expected to be released next week, and some sources told CNN that an official account may not exactly match what the Coral Springs officers remembered observing. There needs to be full accountability for any dereliction of duty by the Broward County sheriff's department. "The Coral Springs Police Department has a tremendous working relationship with the men and women of the Broward Sheriff's Office, and while we are being transparent through this ... (more...)
'Beast from the east' cold snap on way to Ireland 'Beast from the east' cold snap on way to Ireland
- February 24, 2018

He said: "With the days feeling a little longer and lighter it can be easy to forget that cold weather can still kill". The weather will likely remain dry until Sunday, when snow showers will become more likely. It follows a nationwide warning issued earlier this morning, warning Ireland to prepare for exceptionally cold weather and "disruptive" snow showers. (more...)
Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Fire Real Madrid Past Alaves Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Fire Real Madrid Past Alaves
- February 24, 2018

Today you talk about Bale, everyday it is another player. "We want to continue on this great run and tomorrow we want to put in a good performance". "A lot of things are important and there is a lot also under the surface, but I am sure that he will go on to play an important role". (more...)
'Vegetarian' dinner planned for Ivanka Trump in South Korea 'Vegetarian' dinner planned for Ivanka Trump in South Korea
- February 24, 2018

A North Korean delegation will also attend Sunday's closing ceremony, but the South Korean government has said it's unlikely that Ivanka Trump would meet North Koreans or defectors from North Korea . She will be in Pyeongchang for celebratory purposes, to cheer on U.S. Olympians and support a "vital" ally's "remarkable transformation" since the Korean war, as one White House official put it. (more...)
Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu
- February 24, 2018

Modi inaugurated and laid foundation stone for projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in Daman and Diu including water treatment plant, electricity generation, solar power generation, university, gas pipeline and CNG station. Road distance between Daman and Diu is more than 630 km but it is being administered by the same administrator. In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking his silence on multiple bank frauds plaguing the Indian economy, the Congress Party on Saturday lashed out at ... (more...)
Officer 'never' entered Florida school during shooting, resigns Officer 'never' entered Florida school during shooting, resigns
- February 24, 2018

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz , 19, has been jailed on 17 counts of murder and has admitted the attack. One of them posted videos of a SWAT team clearing a classroom , students leaving the school with their arms raised, and a line of ambulances on the street outside. (more...)
Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation over handling of shooting suspect tip Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation over handling of shooting suspect tip
- February 24, 2018

The attack seemed to overcome the resistance of some in the state's leadership, which has rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor's office and the legislature in 1999. 20, 2018, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Florida has a reputation for expanding - and not restricting - gun rights. " Really? " Cruz mumbled something in response. (more...)
Plateau Set Up Etoile Clash, MFM Also Through — CAF League Plateau Set Up Etoile Clash, MFM Also Through — CAF League
- February 24, 2018

Nigeria's representatives at the CAF Champions league, Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club (MFM F.C.) have proved their mettle in the competition by beating Eding Sport of Cameroon and Real Bamako of Mali respectively to qualify for the round of 32 games. (more...)
Valley students show support for Florida school shooting victims Valley students show support for Florida school shooting victims
- February 24, 2018

Two other deputies were placed on restricted duty while the sheriff's office investigates whether they "could've" or "should've" done more while dealing with suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, amid the 23 calls they received involving Cruz or his brother since 2008, Israel said. (more...)
11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder 11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder
- February 24, 2018

Madhu, a mentally unfit tribal, was beaten brutally after being tied to a tree for alleged shoplifting. Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching to death of a tribal man for allegedly stealing articles from some shops in Palakkad district even as the Centre sought a report from the state over the incident. (more...)
More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues
- February 24, 2018

High temperatures Saturday afternoon rise to the middle to upper 60s, while lows on Sunday morning only fall to around 60 degrees. Judge Executive Todd Ruckel says local officials are prepared for the minor river flooding and are also prepared should weekend rains result in any additional flash flooding in the county. (more...)
Florida governor proposes restricting gun sales for buyers under 21 Florida governor proposes restricting gun sales for buyers under 21
- February 24, 2018

He did not call for any specific weapons to be banned, and a couple of times mentioned that he is a member of the National Rifle Association . "I just think anyone with human empathy relates to what happened at my high school and it's not necessarily, you didn't have to go there to feel the pain of what happened". (more...)
Aruna Reddy creates history, clinches bronze at gymnastics World Cup Aruna Reddy creates history, clinches bronze at gymnastics World Cup
- February 24, 2018

She chose a higher difficulty level of 4.800 in her second attempt, but could score only 8.833 on execution, which gave her a total of 13.633 points. Incidentally, Aruna is the second Indian to win a medal in worldwide event after Ashish Kumar had bagged the first-ever gymnastics medal by winning a bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (more...)
Norway proud, humble amid Games gold rush
- February 24, 2018

For Ferreira, in his first Olympics , it was a chance to prove that he's a talent to reckon with. Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries of Canada are also the only women in the world who have won three Olympic bobsled medals. The 2018 Winter Olympics will conclude on Sunday, highlighted by the men's hockey gold medal final. "We have to win", Erat said. U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's ... (more...)
Groom, grandmom killed as wedding gift explodes five days after marriage Groom, grandmom killed as wedding gift explodes five days after marriage
- February 24, 2018

According to reports by Odishatv.in, the injured were taken to Patnagarh hospital initially. As per reports by ANI , the blast took place at Patnagarh in Odisha's Bolangir district. The wife of the man was being treated at the government hospital in Burla, the police said. When they opened the one in question, it exploded, killing Soumya's grandmother on the spot. (more...)
Russian Federation deploys its latest stealth fighter SU-57 in Syria Russian Federation deploys its latest stealth fighter SU-57 in Syria
- February 24, 2018

The Russian government has strenuously denied involvement. Russian mercenaries are reported to be in the thick of the fighting in Syria , helping President Bashar al-Assad's forces. On Jan. 30, Prigozhin "indicated he had a "good surprise" for Assad "that would come between 6 and 9 February". The revelation that Russian mercenaries were killed stoked fears of an outright hostile confrontation between Russians and USA forces. (more...)
SUV runs over school children in Bihar, 9 killed, 20 injured SUV runs over school children in Bihar, 9 killed, 20 injured
- February 24, 2018

The driver of the SUV, however, fled from the scene after abandoning the vehicle. The incident took place under Minapur police station area, about 10 km from the district headquarters, when the school got over and children were returning home. (more...)
KC skate instructors hope Olympics help break stereotypes in youth figure skating
- February 24, 2018

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took home the bronze, adding to her team event gold she won earlier in the Games. "We have a really, really good team with an fantastic bunch of athletes ". Yevgenia Medvedeva, who trains with Zagitova, took home the silver medal. "Olympic shocker" and called the loss "a dark night for a Hockey Canada program that bills itself as a world leader in the sport". (more...)
Steve Smith reveals what he has learnt from Virat Kohli Steve Smith reveals what he has learnt from Virat Kohli
- February 24, 2018

Hence, the team emerging victorious in the T20I series will also lead the trip 2-1. The last time both these sides played a series-decider was at the Wankhede stadium in 2015, where South Africa demolished India by 214 runs. When you look to target these overs in T20s, you have to play your shots. As spectacular as the latter half of the South African innings was in Centurion - thanks to an extraordinary innings from Henrich Klaasen and a matured hand from Duminy - the start was just ... (more...)
Tina Fontaine Verdict Sparks March In Winnipeg Tina Fontaine Verdict Sparks March In Winnipeg
- February 24, 2018

Sounds of drumming, traditional song and shouts of "we want justice" echoed through downtown during the almost three-hour long event, which wound past the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and ended at Oodena Circle, the sacred site at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers at The Forks. (more...)
Bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, no deaths reported Bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, no deaths reported
- February 24, 2018

Three others unexploded bombs were also detected in the area. The blasts took place near a court, a residential compound of secretary of township administration department, district land records department, as well as on Strand road, according to the agency. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Skips Team Colors at the Winter Olympics Ivanka Trump Skips Team Colors at the Winter Olympics
- February 24, 2018

So the big question is this: Will she end up in the same position as Pence - in a VIP box with a North Korean delegation nearby? Her visit comes after President Trump claimed to have rolled out "the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country" including a shipping blockade. (more...)
Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting
- February 24, 2018

Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter Jaime was killed by the hands of gunman Nikolas Cruz , addressed Rubio and his previous comments on protecting gun laws . Everyone from dads who had obviously came to the Town Hall straight from work to classmates and friends of the Douglas shooting victims screamed in the general direction of the stage where Jake Tapper Saturday People wanted answers, the hell with being cordial. (more...)
United Kingdom warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa United Kingdom warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa
- February 24, 2018

The South African government has asked Britain to remove from its travel advice to its citizens any suggestions that the recent kidnapping of two South African-British dual nationals in KZN is linked to terrorism. South African police said a ransom has not been demanded, and investigations have not revealed so far any links to terrorists. Reuters reported that the man is aged 74 and from Britain, having moved to the country during the 1970s, whilst the woman is 63 years old and was born ... (more...)
FCC To Publish Net Neutrality Rule Reversal FCC To Publish Net Neutrality Rule Reversal
- February 24, 2018

In a petition filed in the D.C. Circuit, the state attorneys general contend the order is "arbitrary and capricious" and violates terms of the Administrative Procedure Act . Ed Markey is also vowing to take a different approach to fight the FCC's change. Ending net neutrality could end the internet as we know it. Other states whose chief prosecutors are participating in the lawsuit include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, ... (more...)

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