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MPs hurl tear gas in Kosovo parliament to halt vote MPs hurl tear gas in Kosovo parliament to halt vote
- March 21, 2018

Nearly half of its lawmakers recently chose to leave the party and form their own parliamentary group to focus on more practical issues such as social welfare. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told deputies Tuesday that the vote was "one of the most important matters for the country". EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policy Johannes Hahn wrote on on Twitter that he strongly condemns the use of teargas in the Kosovo Assembly. (more...)
BJP, Congress trade charges as Cambridge Analytica-Facebook row intensifies BJP, Congress trade charges as Cambridge Analytica-Facebook row intensifies
- March 21, 2018

Prasad posed some questions for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party on Wednesday. "My question to Congress party is whether to win elections, Congress will depend on data manipulation and theft of data". The government's response comes hours after Congress leader Manish Tewari's tweet, saying the Election Commission "should enquire/recommend investigation what services & to whom they were offering in India". (more...)
BJP is not behind me: Rajini BJP is not behind me: Rajini
- March 21, 2018

After brushing off the media at the airport, he took a few questions outside his residence in Poes Garden. Quizzed about the Ram rajya rath yatra entering Tamil Nadu amid protests by the opposition, the Superstar struck a note of caution, saying any kind of communal tension should be prevented. (more...)
Petrol bomb attack on BJP leader's house in TN, none hurt Petrol bomb attack on BJP leader's house in TN, none hurt
- March 21, 2018

Luckily none of them injured in the incident.However, the vehicle owned by the Nandakumar was partially damaged. The bomb was hurled around 3AM when Nandakumar was sleeping in the house, police said. When asked whether she will seek a CBI inquiry or the intervention of union Home Ministry into these incidents, the BJP leader said the party was hopeful police would do the needful. (more...)
Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set Rauner, Pritzker attacks started long before matchup was set
- March 21, 2018

O'Connor reported from Springfield, Illinois. The race was called with 81 percent of the state's votes tallied. "Thank you to the team". Thank you for the people of IL for giving us this opportunity. Jeanne Ives (R) by just 52 percent to 48 percent with more than 90 percent of precincts counted in a race few thought would be competitive until its final days. (more...)
Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended
- March 21, 2018

Facebook said it had been told that the data were destroyed. Instead, it was used to develop techniques deployed by the Trump campaign, in a venture backed by wealthy Republican donor Robert Mercer. Investors may be able to sue Facebook successfully if they can show the company induced them to invest based in part on false, misleading or incomplete information regarding practices that might have averted the user privacy issues, Robbins said. (more...)
NZ dairy giant Fonterra posts loss on China writedown, CEO to go NZ dairy giant Fonterra posts loss on China writedown, CEO to go
- March 21, 2018

Spierings commented: "It is now time for a new CEO who can lead the Co-operative through this next phase". I look forward to new challenges, but right now my focus is on Fonterra. "As an 18.8% shareholder we do not have direct control over the company but we are influencing its direction and continue to call for an urgent business transformation by working co-operatively with Beingmate's founder and majority shareholder". (more...)
Railway Recruitment for 9500 RPF soon: Piyush Goyal Railway Recruitment for 9500 RPF soon: Piyush Goyal
- March 21, 2018

In an official statement , the CR spokesperson said, "However, the Ministry of Railways has taken a decision and reserved 20% of the seats filled through direct recruitment". We are struggling from pillars to post. Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has reportedly asked Indian Railways to make sure that the policy is put in place by March 31. (more...)
Delhi Student, 15, Hangs Self. Parents Say 2 Teachers Sexually Harassed Her Delhi Student, 15, Hangs Self. Parents Say 2 Teachers Sexually Harassed Her
- March 21, 2018

Her family has alleged that one of the teachers of the school had tried to abuse her sexually and had even threatened to fail her in examination. I said since I am also a teacher I can say they cannot do it, might be a mistake but she said, 'I am scared of them, no matter how well I write they will fail me. (more...)
26 killed, 18 injured in explosion in Kabul - Afghan Interior Minister 26 killed, 18 injured in explosion in Kabul - Afghan Interior Minister
- March 21, 2018

Another 18 people were wounded in the blast, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said, "all of them civilians". At least 29 people were killed and 52 people wounded, the Public Health Ministry said. He says the attacker was on foot. One attack, claimed by the Taliban, was the deadliest for months. The area was immediately cordoned off by security forces and dozens of ambulances were seen ferrying casualties to hospitals. (more...)
Jayalalitha's health got worsened after her conviction by Bengaluru court: Sasikala Jayalalitha's health got worsened after her conviction by Bengaluru court: Sasikala
- March 21, 2018

The mental stress had adverse effects on Jayalalithaa's health, Sasikala stated in the affidavit. I helped her to her bed where she fainted the affidavit also states. Sasikala has also submitted four videos of Jayalaithaa who was hospitalised in Apollo hospital to the Commission. She had told them that she was fine and the doctors had asked her to stay a few more days. (more...)
Weathercast: Cooler temps all week, chance of snow Wednesday
- March 21, 2018

Snow will begin to tapper out by mid morning then completely exit the area by lunch time. The greatest risk for slick travel will be on elevated surfaces. That southern batch will move across the Richmond area over the next few hours. Those areas can expect to see 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. Bell said that most of the D.C. (more...)
Bengaluru: Minister Shivasankarappa opposes religious minority tag to 'Basava' Lingayats Bengaluru: Minister Shivasankarappa opposes religious minority tag to 'Basava' Lingayats
- March 21, 2018

The BJP, which is trying to keep its Lingayat vote base intact, is said to be thinking of projecting the move as an effort to divide Hindus. He cites the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 which states that only the central government can recognize a particularly religion as a minority religion; given the religion is not recognized as a distinct religion in the state let alone the country. (more...)
UMBC Retrievers tout publicly financed arena after NCAA win UMBC Retrievers tout publicly financed arena after NCAA win
- March 21, 2018

Tip-off is set for 9:47 ET. on CBS. The 6-5 sophomore from St. Louis was clutch as he rose over a crowd under the basket to slam home a dunk off a rebound and then he hit a jumper off the left baseline with 1:08 remaining to give Kansas State a 46-41 lead with 1:08 remaining. (more...)
French consulate worker arrested for smuggling arms to Palestinians French consulate worker arrested for smuggling arms to Palestinians
- March 21, 2018

In a Twitter post , Avichay Adraee, the spokesman, said the attack was launched in response to a bomb attack from the Palestinian territory near the security fence in northern Gaza, where no Israeli troops were present at that time . He accused Hamas of sabotaging all efforts for reconciliation, saying that either the Palestinian government takes full charge of everything in Gaza, or the de facto authority remains fully responsible for it. (more...)
650000 first-time asylum seekers registered in 2017 650000 first-time asylum seekers registered in 2017
- March 21, 2018

Past year the top country of origin of asylum seekers in Italy was Nigeria with 24,950 applications. Last year, almost 650,000 people applied for asylum for the first time in European Union countries, compared with 1.21 million the year before. (more...)
EU Leaders To Seek Better Communication On Threats After Nerve-Agent Attack EU Leaders To Seek Better Communication On Threats After Nerve-Agent Attack
- March 21, 2018

Russian officials have repeatedly denied carrying out the poisoning, and President Vladimir Putin described the accusations as "delirium" on Sunday, in comments after winning another six years as president. The EU on Monday condemned the poisoning and called on Russian Federation to "address urgently" British questions over the Novichok nerve agent program. (more...)
G20 agrees to 'monitor' cryptocurrencies but no action yet G20 agrees to 'monitor' cryptocurrencies but no action yet
- March 21, 2018

Carney believes that these assets pose issues around consumer and investor protection and he believes that criminals and terrorists use the digital tokens to shield illicit activity. On crypto asset, Carney said on behalf of FSB: "Responding to the concerns of members, the FSB has undertaken a review of the financial stability risks posed by the rapid growth of crypto-assets". (more...)
Koreas to hold talks on S. Korean art troupe's performance in Pyongyang Koreas to hold talks on S. Korean art troupe's performance in Pyongyang
- March 21, 2018

South Korean singer and chief delegate Yun Sang exchanges documents with Hyon Song Wol, head of the Samjiyon Orchestra, during their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, March 20, 2018. A possible joint performance of the two Koreas' musicians was not confirmed , but he said consultations would follow ahead of the concerts. North Korea is set to host it's first K-Pop concert in over a decade. (more...)
Man arrested, charged with armed robbery Man arrested, charged with armed robbery
- March 21, 2018

A short while later, responding police pulled over what was believed to be the getaway vehicle, but the occupants escaped on foot, the report stated. Police say the suspect is described as a black male wearing a mask, red hoodie, blue jeans and dark colored shoes. (more...)
Sixth apparent explosion in Texas, police say unrelated to bombings Sixth apparent explosion in Texas, police say unrelated to bombings
- March 21, 2018

Although there were no serious injuries in that incident, officials said the attacks were related. Investigators have been pursuing a suspected serial bomber in Austin since the first explosion on March 2. During an Oval Office meeting Tuesday, President Donald Trump said whoever is responsible for the bombings "is obviously a very sick individual or individuals" and that authorities are "working to get to the bottom of it". (more...)
Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win
- March 21, 2018

Trump's remarks on his possible meeting with Putin came less than a month after the United States bridled at Putin's missile plan, saying USA defense capabilities remain "unmatched" and "second to none". "President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed that the successful reset in relations should be built upon during the coming years", it added. From the northeast corner of Africa, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sent his "warmest congratulations" to Putin, according to a ... (more...)
China's development does't pose threat to any country: Xi China's development does't pose threat to any country: Xi
- March 21, 2018

This could prompt fears of what a highly-modernized Chinese army might mean for its many territorial disputes in the region, including in Taiwan and the South China Sea. Pointing at China's global ambitions, he said his country would be strong but not aggressive and would not develop itself at the expense of the rest of the world. (more...)
How does new congressional map affect the Midstate? How does new congressional map affect the Midstate?
- March 21, 2018

Luzerne County funds and oversees the office that runs election operations, and County Manager David Pedri said he's concerned that a court challenge to the new map could result in a later primary election just for the congressional contests . (more...)
UP Congress Chief Raj Babbar steps down from his position UP Congress Chief Raj Babbar steps down from his position
- March 21, 2018

To add to their woes, the Congress party suffered a humiliating defeat in the race for the Lok Sabha bypolls as they recorded one of their worst performances at Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The report also quoted sources as saying the party is eyeing a prominent leader from the Brahmin community as Babbar's replacement. Following the verdict, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had said the party was keen on rebuilding itself in Uttar Pradesh , but said it can't happen overnight. (more...)
Vehicle crashes into Broward Sheriff's Office Vehicle crashes into Broward Sheriff's Office
- March 21, 2018

Deputies said the auto smashed into the office's community service room and a fire erupted inside the vehicle. A worker inside helped Johnson out of the vehicle. "I proceeded to pull her out of the auto". Whether it was the driver - or someone else - who was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital was not immediately known. (more...)
Imran Khan marries spiritual Bushra Maneka at 66
- March 21, 2018

Imran Khan had married Jemima Goldsmith, daughter of a British billionaire in 1995 but the marriage ended after nine years in 2004. Coincidentally, his nikaah was performed by Mufti Saeed, the same priest who had performed the ceremonies for Khan's second marriage with TV anchor Reham Khan. (more...)
Imran marries for 3rd time, ties knot with 'spiritual guide' Imran marries for 3rd time, ties knot with 'spiritual guide'
- March 21, 2018

While announcing the marriage, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said, "Marriage is the combination of two hearts and two souls which join each on this special day of the wedding". Questioned about reports of the marriage having taken place on January 1, Farah said she could not understand how this could be possible when Bushra Bibi's iddat ended on February 14. (more...)
White House Staffers Reportedly Signed Nondisclosure Agreements White House Staffers Reportedly Signed Nondisclosure Agreements
- March 21, 2018

Early in his presidency, Donald Trump pressured White House staff to sign non-disclosure agreements meant to last beyond his time in office, the Washington Post's deputy editorial page editor wrote in a column Sunday . The $10 million figure, I suspect, was watered down in the final version, because the people to whom I have spoken do not remember that jaw-dropping sum. (more...)
One man shot by police after chase in Daviess County One man shot by police after chase in Daviess County
- March 21, 2018

Trooper Blake Owens, 27 of Owensboro was the trooper who responded to the initial call and confronted Ruffin, Post 16 Spokesman Corey King said in a press release. Legge was taken into custody a short time later. That Jeep was stolen out of Lexington, KY, according to KSP. Trooper Owens took a farm access road near the collision site and located Ruffin. (more...)

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