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Auburn beats Charleston 62-58 to advance to the Round of 32 Auburn beats Charleston 62-58 to advance to the Round of 32
- March 17, 2018

Mustapha Heron had 16 points and Auburn hit some key late free throws to hold off No. 13 seed Charleston 62-58 in the first-round of the Midwest Region on Friday. The Cougars' season high, prior to Friday night, had been 15 turnovers. Harper hits a 3 and Auburn is up 59-56 with 1:17 to go. Auburn never really came close to covering the 9.5-point spread, making College of Charleston an easy victor on the betting line. (more...)
Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has "very very nice physique"
- March 17, 2018

On Friday, the former senior police officer stood by his remarks and said he had only meant to "emphasise the importance of protection and security for women". "A strong law needs to be formulated and mind set of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed", Devi had said on the fifth anniversary of the incident in December 2017. (more...)
Man beheaded for naming village square after Modi Man beheaded for naming village square after Modi
- March 17, 2018

However, the police claimed the murder was the result of personal enmity . The police have arrested four people so far in the case. "My father went to them to explain the situation over naming the chowk after Prime Minister Narendra Modi , but was beheaded", son of 70-year-old man who was beheaded told ANI . (more...)
Pakistan to skip WTO meet in New Delhi Pakistan to skip WTO meet in New Delhi
- March 17, 2018

According to an Indian Express report, the incidents of harassment and intimidation started the day some positive diplomatic efforts came to a fruition on March 7. The daily further quoted the unnamed official of the Foreign Office, as saying that Islamabad has decided not to send High Commissioner Mahmood back to New Delhi until the overall situation regarding treatment of diplomatic staff and their families is resolved. (more...)
Good news!Bhubaneswar pips Delhi, Mumbai in urban governance Good news!Bhubaneswar pips Delhi, Mumbai in urban governance
- March 17, 2018

Think again. According to a recent survey, other cities have raced past south Indian state capitals in performance when it comes to quality of governance. "Indian cities are in a precarious situation". "Surat, Ahmedabad and Pune have gone in for reforms under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation or Smart City programmes to shore up revenues and implement better auditing", said Anil Nair, Deputy Head, Advocacy and Reform at Janaagraha. (more...)
Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson in dramatic White House shake-up Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson in dramatic White House shake-up
- March 17, 2018

Tillerson would only say on Tuesday that he had received a lunchtime call from Trump during the president's cross-country flight, along with a separate call from Kelly - both conversations happening after the tweet heard 'round the diplomatic world. (more...)
Britain's Claim Putin Ordered Ex-Spy Poisoning 'Unforgiveable': Russia Britain's Claim Putin Ordered Ex-Spy Poisoning 'Unforgiveable': Russia
- March 17, 2018

The war of words between the West and Moscow escalated yesterday after Boris Johnson directly accused Vladimir Putin of ordering the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on United Kingdom soil. May said the agent used has been identified by British scientists as Novichok, which was developed in the Soviet Union. Russian Federation offered some cooperation to British authorities after the 2006 London murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko too. (more...)
Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angering China Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angering China
- March 17, 2018

The act was passed unanimously by the US Congress January 9, 2018. Before his inauguration, Trump angered Beijing by speaking on the phone with the president of Taiwan and suggesting that he may use the one-China policy as a bargaining chip to advance USA interests in trade, currency and strategic issues such as the disputed South China Sea. (more...)
North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation
- March 17, 2018

President Donald Trump still intends to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the end of May, the White House said Friday, an assertion that comes amid some confusion as to whether the high-stakes meeting will happen at all. Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday, and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Kono, who also met with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, called for resolution not just of the nuclear and missile issues, but the cases of Japanese citizens abducted by ... (more...)
Trusted lieutenant returns as Xi's vice president Trusted lieutenant returns as Xi's vice president
- March 17, 2018

The unanimous vote is a rarity even for the rubber-stamp parliament, as there are usually a handful of abstentions and votes against. After the congress's repeal last Sunday of the constitution's limits of two five-year terms for the presidency and vice presidency, Mr. (more...)
Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very
- March 17, 2018

The move marks the latest development in the diplomatic spat over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March. Moscow has said the diplomats must leave Russian Federation within one week. The midnight deadline then passed without comment from Russia, prompting the United Kingdom expulsion of the Russian diplomats. The source of the nerve agent - Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear, as is the way it was administered. (more...)
North Korea's foreign minister visits Sweden amid talks of Kim-Trump summit North Korea's foreign minister visits Sweden amid talks of Kim-Trump summit
- March 17, 2018

Yun, who stepped down as United States special representative for North Korea policy, said he welcomed the planned May meeting between Trump and Kim . "We've chose to narrow down the agenda topics to denuclearising the Korean peninsula, securing permanent peace to ease military tension and new, bold ways to take inter-Korean relations forward", said Im, who is head of the preparation team. (more...)
PSL: Karachi Kings target play-offs, Zalmi fights on PSL: Karachi Kings target play-offs, Zalmi fights on
- March 17, 2018

Nonetheless, it was a decent showing from the tournament debutants and they will come back stronger from this debacle. However, Afridi's heroic efforts went in vain as Karachi Kings lost the match to Peshawar Zalmi . Islamabad, who had rested some of their key players, failed to bat the stipulated 20 overs as they were bowled out for 124 in the 19th over. With their play-off spot already secure before hand, the Islamabad United team management opted to give rest to some of their players ... (more...)
Video released of school resource officer during Florida school shooting Video released of school resource officer during Florida school shooting
- March 17, 2018

The former deputy has denied any wrongdoing during the incident, claiming that he only followed BSO training, establishing a "tactical position" because he believed the gunfire was coming from the outside of the building. Peterson is seen at the bottom of the frame jogging down the hallway, then taking off in a golf cart toward the freshman building. But in radio transmissions released last week it appears the 32-year veteran deputy knew nearly immediately the shots were coming from inside ... (more...)
Law enforcement officers will beef up patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend Law enforcement officers will beef up patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend
- March 17, 2018

But if you partake too much this weekend, and can't drive your vehicle, you could be in luck. The checkpoint will be staffed by the DUI unit along with extra-duty officers working through a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Office. (more...)
South Africa hits fallen Zuma with arms deal corruption charges South Africa hits fallen Zuma with arms deal corruption charges
- March 17, 2018

Zuma has always denied the allegations against him". For its part, his party, the African National Congress, said in a statement Friday that it is confident in the country's criminal justice system and "the constitutionally enshrined principle of equality of all before the law". (more...)
Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks
- March 17, 2018

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom comments a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, in the Swedish house of parliament in Stockholm, Sweden . A Trump-Kim summit would follow an inter-Korean summit slated for late April at the truce village of Panmunjeom. In response, Abe indirectly expressed his hope for the possibility of a Pyongyang-Tokyo summit by mentioning the first Japan-North Korea summit held by former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in September ... (more...)
Russia Vows To Expel British Diplomats In Retaliation Russia Vows To Expel British Diplomats In Retaliation
- March 17, 2018

In a rare joint statement , the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and the United States on Thursday condemned the attack on Skripal and his daughter Yulia as an "assault on UK sovereignty". Some scientists say it's feasible that the nerve agent could be made stable enough to travel and that various compounds could have been added to Novichok to make it a clear, colorless liquid resembling water, perfume or alcohol. (more...)
N Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden N Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden
- March 17, 2018

Moreover, it would seem bigger and shinier than the one they gave to Barack Obama, because Obama hadn't actually earned it. Trump also plans to hold talks with Kim by May. The North Korean government has yet to acknowledge offering the meeting and North Korea's state-run media, typically a mouthpiece for the Kim regime, has made no mention of it, prompting some questions as to whether the meeting would happen at all. (more...)
Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday
- March 17, 2018

The bilateral talks between Yong and Lofven focused on Sweden's consular responsibilities for United States, Canada and Australia with regard to United Nations , as per media reports . Wallstrom's press secretary Pezhman Fivrin said the talks, which had been due to end late on Friday, would continue on Saturday. Yun told CNN's Elise Labott in an exclusive interview - his first since stepping down as U.S. (more...)
Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Violations Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Violations
- March 17, 2018

The social networking giant said it learned several days ago that Cambridge Analytica , a firm that among other things helps target political messages to people online, had misused data about Facebook users. Facebook in its statement described a rocky relationship with Cambridge Analytica and two individuals going back to 2015. Back in December, Mueller requested that Cambridge Analytica pass along internal documents . (more...)
Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20 Russian ambassador to United Kingdom confirms expelled diplomats will leave on March 20
- March 17, 2018

Russia's investigative committee said it had opened a criminal case investigation into the "attempted murder" of Ms Skripal and "the murder" of Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was found dead in his home in London on Monday. Accusing the Russian state of the nerve agent attack, Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats and is trying to build a coalition of countries to punish Moscow as a result. (more...)
ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected
- March 17, 2018

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi , however, had said yesterday that the verdict of the bypolls showed the anger of the people against the BJP and that they would vote for any non-BJP candidate who had the potential to win. "This dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi for opposition parties should not be seen from the prism of politics". The tally has come down from 282 to around 272 - the half-way mark in the 543-strong Lower House, the editorial said. (more...)
Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died
- March 17, 2018

Manning had revealed to Lamo that she was the source of the leak in a web chat. The Colombian-American hacker who gave up Chelsea Manning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation died in Kansas this week, according to relatives and local officials. (more...)
Malaysia's Malaysia's "Snake Whisperer" Dies After Cobra Bite
- March 17, 2018

Abu Zarin led a fire department King Cobra Squad, where he trained other firefighters to catch the deadly serpents, according to Free Malaysia Today. The stories used pictures from Mr Hussin's social media which showed him playfully spending time with snakes. (more...)
Tripp Halstead has died Tripp Halstead has died
- March 17, 2018

In the post , Tripp's mother Stacy Halstead said Tripp had been experiencing labored breathing and other health complications when she went to wake him up for school on Thursday. They attended races, fundraisers and more events set up by the public to raise awareness and money for treatment. "Kaete, Dave, and Barbara", the post read. (more...)
San Diego Newspaper Lauds Trump's 'Baby Steps' on Russia Sanctions San Diego Newspaper Lauds Trump's 'Baby Steps' on Russia Sanctions
- March 17, 2018

Trump has repeatedly sought to discredit Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, but the sanctions appeared to rely on the special counsel's legal conclusions in deciding who should be named. "Symantec customers are protected against the activities of the Dragonfly group ". Last July, there were news reports that the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., which operates a nuclear plant in Kansas, had been targeted by hackers from an unknown origin. (more...)
US, France, Germany back Britain in blaming Russia for spy poisoning US, France, Germany back Britain in blaming Russia for spy poisoning
- March 17, 2018

The United States, France, Germany and Britain say they are united in holding Russian Federation responsible for a gas attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month. Peskov reiterated Russian denials of involvement in the attack that has left both Skripals in critical condition. Meantime, the USA announced new sanctions against 19 Russian individuals and groups over malicious cyber activity including meddling in the 2016 United States election and cyber attacks. (more...)
March Madness Recap: Providence vs. Texas A&M Betting Odds March Madness Recap: Providence vs. Texas A&M Betting Odds
- March 17, 2018

They upped their pressure and that's when we're at our best, is when people do that and we can back cut out of it or we can start to read screens better. "Actually, I wanted to go through my legs, but I thought coach (Billy Kennedy) would take me out", Williams said. Providence coach Ed Cooley could only shrug. (more...)
North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation
- March 17, 2018

Ruggierro, now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, flatly declined to comment when reached by telephone Friday. Sweden, which is not a member of the US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, has been mentioned as a potential location for a possible face-to-face meeting between Trump and Kim. (more...)

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