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FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches
- March 19, 2018

The three cities were allowed to organise friendly matches past year provided the security at the venue was 'stable'. The decision followed a successful friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia on February 28 at Basra Sport City Stadium, the first on Iraqi soil for more than 40 years. (more...)
Happy Gudi Padwa 2018: How Maharashtra is celebrating the new year Happy Gudi Padwa 2018: How Maharashtra is celebrating the new year
- March 19, 2018

Gudi Padwa was observed with gaiety and enthusiasm across the city with processions taken out by several Hindu and social organisations. While Sajibu usually comes in April, the month has started early this year. CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury gave his best wishes "to people across the country ". President Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday wished citizens on the occasion of Ugadi , Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukladi, Cheti Chand , Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba. (more...)
Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Fourth Fodder Scam Case Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Fourth Fodder Scam Case
- March 19, 2018

Judge Shiv Pal Singh acquitted former chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the same case. After the judgment, Lalu Prasad returned to RIMS for further treatment. Section 319 Cr PC is invoked when there is some strong and cogent evidence against the accused. After perusal of records, the court found prima facie case and the petition filed on 14/3/2018 was allowed, said Anand, another counsel for Prasad. (more...)
Karnataka govt okays separate religion status to Lingayats Karnataka govt okays separate religion status to Lingayats
- March 19, 2018

The panel, headed by retired high court judge H N Nagamohan Das, recently recommended separate religion status for the community. The Cabinet also chose to forward the same to the Central Government for notifying under section 2 (c) of the Central Minority Commission Act. (more...)
Putin says 'nonsense' to think Russian Federation would poison spy in Britain Putin says 'nonsense' to think Russian Federation would poison spy in Britain
- March 19, 2018

France initially hesitated in fully backing Britain's position that Russian Federation was to blame, saying on Wednesday it first wanted clear proof. Boris Johnson , who was due to brief fellow European Union ministers in Brussels later on Monday, also won renewed support from the bloc, though diplomats cautioned there was no immediate prospect of fresh economic sanctions on Russian Federation over the attack. (more...)
Iran plays down potential impact of Pompeo appointment on nuclear deal
- March 19, 2018

European Union foreign ministers, who will discuss the issue Monday in Brussels, are expected to affirm that they believe the deal with Iran is good, and work to discourage Mr Trump from pulling out of the deal. "I don't think you really want people who are eager for war to be running the state department", he said. "There is broad agreement on the areas that need strengthening, but how that's done in each of the three areas is the subject of our negotiations". (more...)
Syria's Assad visits frontline area in Eastern Ghouta Syria's Assad visits frontline area in Eastern Ghouta
- March 19, 2018

The SANA news report said mass evacuation took place on Saturday night through two crossings, one in Hamouriyeh and the other near the Water Resources facility in Harasta. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian government is now in control of over 80 percent of the area. The Observatory said that almost 200,000 people have fled the region of Afrin over the past days and entered government-controlled areas nearby, adding that 11 people were killed Saturday when ... (more...)
Trump jabs Mueller, but White House says firing not in works
- March 19, 2018

Give Bob Mueller the time, the independence, and the resources to do - keep in mind, he didn't volunteer for this. While Trump tried to make the investigation a partisan issue on Twitter, Graham said he isn't the only Republican who is supporting Mueller's investigation . (more...)
Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as… Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as…
- March 19, 2018

After working as provincial leaders in Henan and Liaoning provinces, he was elected to the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in 2007 and appointed vice premier in 2008. His re-election was accompanied by strong praise in the state media. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang was on March 18, 2018 re-elected for his second five-year term by the members of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese Parliament, during its ongoing session. (more...)
School Walkouts Honor Victims, Call for Change School Walkouts Honor Victims, Call for Change
- March 19, 2018

Hundreds of teens huddled under umbrellas and hoodies in the rain in the Civic Center, where they called on legislators to increase school safety and push for stronger gun control . "We're talking about the 1200 building", Peterson said at one point, according to the audio recordings. Aside from chanting-"Hey hey NRA killing kids is not okay" and "What do we want?" He warned students that they could discuss voting and mental health issues, but not guns. (more...)
Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology
- March 19, 2018

Kejriwal had tendered a similar apology to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia in another defamation, shocking and angering the AAP's (Aam Aadmi Party) Punjab unit. After Kejriwal retracted his statement against Majithia, the former Punjab cabinet minister made a decision to drop his defamation suit, The Financial Express reported. (more...)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane
- March 19, 2018

Thackeray said that the bullet train project that will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad, was a ploy to divide Mumbai from Maharashtra, News18 reported. He added how Akshay was trying to ape yesteryear actor Manoj Kumar aka "Bharat Kumar". "But Akshay Kumar is not even an Indian citizen. All the opposition parties should come together for that", Thackeray said. (more...)
British driver hands officer Homer Simpson driver's license British driver hands officer Homer Simpson driver's license
- March 19, 2018

An unidentified man over in Milton Keynes, England found himself in a spot of trouble when he got pulled over by Police Constable Phillips . Thames Valley Police shared a photo of the driver's license featuring the name " Homer Simpson " along with an image of the cartoon patriarch delivering his iconic catch phrase " D'oh ". (more...)
Korean official in Finland for talks about summit with US Korean official in Finland for talks about summit with US
- March 19, 2018

He said the talks were "in no way connected" to Ri's Sweden visit , adding that Choe was not meeting any current USA officials while in Finland. It's unclear who the experts will be, but Yonhap reported that Kathleen Stevens, former U.S. (more...)
India, US two-plus-two dialogue postponed due to Tillerson ouster India, US two-plus-two dialogue postponed due to Tillerson ouster
- March 19, 2018

He had also traveled to Afghanistan since Tillerson's firing. At a press briefing, Mattis said most of the global community considers the firing "a Washington , D.C., story", The Washington Post reported . It was unclear whether Mattis, a retired Marine general, would be able to forge as strong a relationship with Pompeo. He also co-sponsored several bills to strengthen the refugee and immigrant admittance process, including the H.R.3314, Resettlement Accountability National Security ... (more...)
US Trade Groups Beg Trump: Don't Impose Tariffs On China US Trade Groups Beg Trump: Don't Impose Tariffs On China
- March 19, 2018

In a letter first reported Sunday by the Wall Street Journal , 45 USA trade groups representing everything from the high-tech industry to apparel vendors and auto parts importers said planned tariffs on China shipments would backfire sooner or later . (more...)
Texas A&M. DePaul play for spot in Sweet 16 Texas A&M. DePaul play for spot in Sweet 16
- March 19, 2018

Jasmine Lumpkin stole DePaul's inbound pass with 1.5 seconds left to seal the game for the Aggies. DePaul jumped on the Sooners early, sinking five 3-pointers to take a 15-7 lead three minutes into the game. Redshirt juniors Mart'e Grays and Ashton Millender also chipped in 16 points apiece, while sophomore Chante Stonewall had 12 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists. (more...)
Tremors felt across the United Kingdom as magnitude 4.4 quake strikes Tremors felt across the United Kingdom as magnitude 4.4 quake strikes
- March 19, 2018

British Geology Survey is asking people who felt the tremors to fill out their online questionnaire here. The BGS said that about 3,000 events of this size take place every year. Videos on social media showed people gathered outside Swansea University, which was holding an open day, after an apparent evacuation. James Leonard wrote on Twitter: "Wow was that an quake in Swansea my house just shook". (more...)
At least 70 homes destroyed as ferocious 'firestorm' rips through Australian town At least 70 homes destroyed as ferocious 'firestorm' rips through Australian town
- March 19, 2018

Up to 70 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed in the picturesque seaside village of Tathra on the south coast of New South Wales when a fire tore through the area yesterday. Australia's worst wildfire in the last decades occurred in February 2009 in the state of Victoria, when an area of 4,500-sq.km area was burnt down, killing 173 people and injuring 414 others. (more...)
An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 2-year-old An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 2-year-old
- March 19, 2018

Nain Dominguez was last seen wearing green sweatshirt and sweatpants near 1215 Forest Road, which is near Stratmoor by Fountain Creek. If you have any information you are asked to call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Stay with KRDO for updates on this developing story. After issuing an AMBER Alert to locate a missing toddler, Colorado police discovered that he died from unknown injuries, as reported by FOX 21 . (more...)
Parkland Counselors, Deputy Wanted Nikolas Cruz Committed in 2016 Parkland Counselors, Deputy Wanted Nikolas Cruz Committed in 2016
- March 19, 2018

Peterson , a resource officer, resigned from the sheriff's department after it was revealed he stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and did nothing to stop when Cruz killed 17 people on February 14. Cruz now faces murder charges and the death penalty. The clinic sent a mobile assistance team to Stoneman Douglas High on September 28, 2016, the records show, because Mr. (more...)
Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley
- March 19, 2018

This rain/snow event is not expected to produce much accumulation. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Wednesday we will have partly sunny skies as the clouds roll in later in the afternoon, with a high of 38 degrees. (more...)
BJP tears into Rahul Gandhi, dubs his remarks 'rhetoric of a loser' BJP tears into Rahul Gandhi, dubs his remarks 'rhetoric of a loser'
- March 19, 2018

Cricket Board chief Lalit Modi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Earlier in the day, Rahul had narrated a story about his meetings and conversations with a priest aligned with Congress and another who belonged to the BJP to claim that the former respected all religions while the latter was rigid, transactional and made false promises to extract benefits. (more...)
Trump's Opioid Battle Plan Includes Seeking More Death-Penalty Prosecutions Trump's Opioid Battle Plan Includes Seeking More Death-Penalty Prosecutions
- March 19, 2018

The new White House plan calls for the death penalty for some traffickers. Trump has declared that fighting the epidemic is a priority for the administration but critics say the effort has fallen short. Under federal law, the death penalty is typically reserved for murder, espionage or the use of weapons of mass destruction resulting in death. He has repeatedly said individual drug dealers are responsible for thousands of deaths. (more...)
Crimes against Humanity: Lawyers in Australia sue Suu Kyi Crimes against Humanity: Lawyers in Australia sue Suu Kyi
- March 19, 2018

Militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) had instigated the violence with attacks on government forces in October 2016 and August 2017, said Zaw Htay, director general at the State Counsellor's Office in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw. (more...)
Russian presidential elections result to be out tomorrow Russian presidential elections result to be out tomorrow
- March 19, 2018

Another term will take him to almost a quarter century in power - a longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. In polling station 1515 in Zelenodolsk, 800km east of Moscow , five people photographed themselves voting. (more...)
(CVX) Shares Sold by Martin & Co. Inc. TN
- March 19, 2018

Hyman Charles D who had been investing in Chevron Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $220.44B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $115.58. Wellington Gru Ltd Liability Partnership owns 41.78 million shares or 1.13% of their United States portfolio. Stonebridge Capital Advsrs Limited Company has 40,178 shares. (more...)
Another explosion rocks bomb-weary Austin Another explosion rocks bomb-weary Austin
- March 19, 2018

The chief explained he believed the bomber is trying to send a message but they are not sure what that message might be, USAToday reported . "Given the fact these people are people of color, that definitely gets people's attention", he said . (more...)
Greens blame internal strife for Batman loss Greens blame internal strife for Batman loss
- March 19, 2018

Mr Feeney was also at the party, but did not wish to comment. And while the third party vote remains strong - and continues to demand our attention - the weekend's results reveal there's a limit to the strength of protest politics. Ms Bhathal's campaign was dogged by a series of internal leaks, including the release of a 101-page dossier of complaints levelled against her by almost 20 branch members who wanted her sacked over bullying and branch stacking complaints . (more...)
Punjab AAP MLAs meet Kejriwal Punjab AAP MLAs meet Kejriwal
- March 19, 2018

Following the apology , AAP Punjab president Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora resigned from their posts. On Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Majithia for alleging that he was involved in drug peddling. (more...)

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