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Malaysian government calls for 10-year jail sentence 'fake news' Malaysian government calls for 10-year jail sentence 'fake news'
- March 26, 2018

The Bill also provided extra-territorial application, meaning even if the offence is being committed in any place outside Malaysia, it is dealt with as if the offence was committed within Malaysia. According to the Bill, individuals convicted under the Act can be fined up to RM500,000 or sentenced to a jail term of up to 10 years or both. Journalists group Gerakan Media Merdeka (Geramm) said the government should not be the sole judge of what constitutes fake news. (more...)
INX media case: CBI gets custody of Peter Mukerjea till March 31 INX media case: CBI gets custody of Peter Mukerjea till March 31
- March 26, 2018

To recall, in May 2017, the Enforcement Directorate had filed a case against Karti Chidambaram alleging irregularities in the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving a foreign investment of over Rs 300 crore in 2007 when P Chidambaram was the union finance minister. (more...)
Birmingham police officer arrested Birmingham police officer arrested
- March 26, 2018

White could face counts of attempted first-degree murder of an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, as well as several traffic violations, LaSalle said. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Racine police say a man who was shot by a police officer after refusing to drop his gun is facing charges including being armed while intoxicated. (more...)
Afghanistan Peace Conference Set To Convene In Tashkent Afghanistan Peace Conference Set To Convene In Tashkent
- March 26, 2018

The event will be inaugurated by Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who will deliver the opening address. There are 20 countries and global organizations represented at the conference. Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, Pakistan, India and Turkey are attending this conference while diplomats from China, European Union, Germany, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have confirmed their ... (more...)
USA expels 60 Russians, closes consulate USA expels 60 Russians, closes consulate
- March 26, 2018

In coordinated announcements of expulsions on Monday, the Czech Republic said it is kicking out three staffers from the Russian embassy. They have seven days to depart the U.S. The Seattle consulate in the West Coast state of Washington was selected for closure due to its proximity to a USA submarine base and to planemaker Boeing Co, the US officials said. (more...)
Men's tennis falls to No. 26 Skidmore College Men's tennis falls to No. 26 Skidmore College
- March 26, 2018

Two other Panthers came decently close to winning a set and taking their respective matches to a third set. He won in straight sets 6-0, 6-4. Ena Babic (PU), 6-2, 6-3 No. Navy earned the first point of the match as it won each of the three doubles matches. "[In] doubles , we didn't get broken at all and that is rare, so I was happy about that", Young said. (more...)
Quake of 6.6 magnitude jolts Papua New Guinea Quake of 6.6 magnitude jolts Papua New Guinea
- March 26, 2018

It sparked fears a tsunami was to follow and forced officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre to carry out an urgent investigation. As per reports by Earthquake Alerts, a 1.8 magnitude earthquake was also reported from 17 km from Bear Valley Springs, California in the United States. (more...)
Hole-in-one helps Ji Eun-hee to Kia Classic crown Hole-in-one helps Ji Eun-hee to Kia Classic crown
- March 26, 2018

She won the U.S. Women's Open in 2009, her second LPGA title, but she waited eight years to win again on tour. The diminutive Ji put the gas pedal down, holing a 7-iron for a perfectly timed ace. Still there was no indication of the birdie spree that came on the back nine. "I am driving the ball really nice". "Really?" she said. "I didn't know that!" Kerr, who was left to rue her 75 on Saturday, made six birdies in her round of 68 as she finished tied for second with Salas. (more...)
Man arrested after police officer slashed with sword Man arrested after police officer slashed with sword
- March 26, 2018

Witnesses said the man charged at the police from the front garden of a house and lashed out at him before he was Tasered and disarmed by officers. He said: "Police tried to stun him because he wasn't dropping the weapon". People were out with their kids'. A police officer has been left with serious injuries after being slashed with a sword, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. (more...)
Protesters Wore Evil Eye Gloves to the March for Our Lives Protesters Wore Evil Eye Gloves to the March for Our Lives
- March 26, 2018

Voter registration activists fanned out in the crowds, signing up thousands of the nation's newest voters. She then read the names of the 17 classmates and teaching staff killed in the shooting . Journalism freshman Alyssa Villarreal, who attended the march, said recent events at UT brought the gun issue close to home . His school had a lockdown exercise last week. (more...)
SC seeks response of Centre on polygamy, nikah halala SC seeks response of Centre on polygamy, nikah halala
- March 26, 2018

The Supreme Court , which had past year declared instant triple talaq among Muslims unconstitutional, has also sought the Centre's response on the challenges to polygamy among Muslims and the Nikah Halala . Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and the Law Commission on Monday asking for their stand clear on a batch of petitions asking the two practices be abolished. (more...)
Zuma could face S.African court on graft charges in April Zuma could face S.African court on graft charges in April
- March 26, 2018

Therefore, it is our view that Zuma must payback the R15.3 million already spent in litigation that has stretched over the better part of a decade in which Zuma did his utmost to avoid his day in court, at the public's expense. Prosecutors in 2009 chose to drop the corruption charges against Zuma just months before he became president. This decision was declared irrational by a High Court in 2016. (more...)
Woman tied to tree, publicly flogged by husband for eloping Woman tied to tree, publicly flogged by husband for eloping
- March 26, 2018

The woman collapsed and was allegedly molested by the men who watched her get flogged. When she regained consciousness, the men reportedly asked the woman not to tell the police before fleeing the scene. Coming in action Rehmbal Police expedite the investigation and arrested both accused. Mrs. Cecilia, the Desk Officer in charge of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, said the ministry received a call last Tuesday telling them that Veronica had ... (more...)
First India-Israel flight over Saudi airspace angers El Al First India-Israel flight over Saudi airspace angers El Al
- March 26, 2018

A spokeswoman for El Al confirmed the company intends to bring its complaint to the Court, but would not give any further details. But Riyadh has not granted any Israeli airlines the right to use its airspace, although Israel's flagship carrier, which has a direct route from Tel Aviv to Mumbai, has requested access. (more...)
Injured Courtois pulls out of Belgium squad
- March 26, 2018

Two Premier League titles and a League Cup triumph have been savoured during his time at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea benefitting from having a reliable option as their last line of defence. "If he'd have had [Dutch former Manchester United goalkeeping coach] Frans Hoek as goalkeeper coach, he would have closed his legs". 'That just should not be allowed to happen'. (more...)
GOP Rep. Ryan Costello drops bid for re-election GOP Rep. Ryan Costello drops bid for re-election
- March 26, 2018

During an appearance on MSNBC, the second-term congressman called it "the most hard decision" he's ever had to make and said that it was due to a number of factors, including the state's new congressional map. Since 1994, a president's party has never been successful in keeping open seats in midterm elections that were carried by the other party in prior presidential elections. (more...)
'We're skiing on Mars today': Orange snow blankets eastern Europe 'We're skiing on Mars today': Orange snow blankets eastern Europe
- March 26, 2018

About every five years, the snow turns orange in parts of eastern Europe. Sochi in Russian Federation, in particular, was blanked by the orange snow , Skiers posted photographs and videos of the tangarine-coloured snow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (more...)
Lucas Vazquez hoping for Lionel Messi involvement Lucas Vazquez hoping for Lionel Messi involvement
- March 26, 2018

Argentina only secured their place in Russian Federation 2018 in the final round of qualifying fixtures but they will be rated among the favourites. After Mario Gotze's late goal in the 2014 World Cup final, Argentina saw all hopes of winning the tournament dashed. (more...)
Delhi Budget: Road fix to be major thrust area, says Kejriwal Delhi Budget: Road fix to be major thrust area, says Kejriwal
- March 26, 2018

He also said in their government the budget got increased from 30,000 crore to 53,000 crore. In the past, the AAP government has presented an " education and health budget' and "outcome budget". Rs 20 crore allocated for sports facilities in schools. For the 2018-19 fiscal, Mr. Sisodia said, the government targeted the time-bound induction of 1,000 buses, each, for the DTC, under the cluster scheme and the creation of a new fleet of electric buses. (more...)
Police backtrack on Leah Sharibu's release, say IGP was misunderstood Police backtrack on Leah Sharibu's release, say IGP was misunderstood
- March 26, 2018

The chairman of the abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls, Bashir Manzo, also confirmed that Leah was being brought back. "Therefore, we were able to leverage the wider talks when the Dapchi girls were abducted", Mohammed said. He informed the Theatre Commander of the Explosive ordinance training Schools under construction for the training of personnel on demining of landmines and other explosives that might have been planted by the Boko Haram terrorists previously before liberation of various ... (more...)
Dragons Fall In High Scoring Series Finale, Host Lafayette On Tuesday Dragons Fall In High Scoring Series Finale, Host Lafayette On Tuesday
- March 26, 2018

Knappa played Elmira on the first day, and led the Falcons 8-0 in the bottom of the first before the rain hit. "These extra games (down south) help us get ready for the games that really matter in the Mid-State Athletic Conference", JCC baseball coach John Northrop said. (more...)
Google celebrates 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement with a doodle Google celebrates 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement with a doodle
- March 26, 2018

Earliest instance of such incident dates back to 1730 AD, when people from the khejarli village of Rajasthan, exactly 363 people from the Bishnoi community gave their lives to save trees from being ravaged. The women in the doodle are seen wearing traditional Garhwali attire standing under moonlight, holding each other hands to protect the trees from cutting down. (more...)
Fire Erupts on Set of Edward Norton Film 'Motherless Brooklyn,' Killing Fireman
- March 26, 2018

The 37-year-old was killed on Thursday, March 22 after a raging fire broke out in a Harlem townhouse that Norton and his crew were using as a set. Davidson was the nozzleman, meaning his job was to run the hoseline, of engine 69, which was the first to arrive at the five-alarm scene. (more...)
Kareena Kapoor closes show at Manish Malhotra fashion show in Singapore Kareena Kapoor closes show at Manish Malhotra fashion show in Singapore
- March 26, 2018

Kareena Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan ended up being the best duo at The Summer Couture 2018 and the pictures speak for themselves! She also mentioned Kareena's size zero and her gym look and posted, "The sensational #KareenaKapoorKhan visits us ..." Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, whom Indian designer Manish Malhotra , calls his "little sister" and "forever muse", was the show stopper for the 51-year-old's first full-fledged fashion show in Singapore. (more...)
China threatens to slap 25 percent tariff on American pork China threatens to slap 25 percent tariff on American pork
- March 26, 2018

The products concerned were solar panels, wind towers, thermal and coated paper, tow-behind lawn groomers, kitchen shelving, steel sinks, citric acid, magnesia carbon bricks, pressure pipe, line pipe, seamless pipe, steel cylinders, drill pipe, oil country tubular goods, wire strand and aluminium extrusions. (more...)
Parents facing abuse charges after daughter refuses arranged marriage Parents facing abuse charges after daughter refuses arranged marriage
- March 26, 2018

Authorities on Friday said Al Hishmawi's parents - Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33 - had allegedly beaten their daughter with a broomstick and poured hot cooking oil on her when she refused to marry a man in another city. (more...)
Long Island weather: Morning snow flurries likely, rain sprinkles later
- March 26, 2018

The heaviest snow will be found east towards the divide, where brief moderate to heavy snow will lower visibility and cause some light snow accumulations. In Ada County, dispatch said there were seven accidents and two slide-offs between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. that were all weather-related. We should catch a few breaks in the clouds, with highs in the middle 70s. (more...)
Poll Shows Only 41% Of Americans Trust Facebook With Their Data Poll Shows Only 41% Of Americans Trust Facebook With Their Data
- March 26, 2018

The statement―which was signed by Zuckerberg―said that massive social media platform has "a responsibility to protect your information" and does not deserve such info if it's unable to do so. What's worse, he said, it was hard to avoid extracting private data. It illicitly obtained information from as many as 50 million Facebook profiles by abusing Facebook's data-sharing features. (more...)
China calls on United States to ´cease and desist´ from endangering trade relations China calls on United States to ´cease and desist´ from endangering trade relations
- March 26, 2018

Responding to media reports that Washington will soon release results of the investigation, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday that China will "take all necessary measures" to defend its rights and interests. "It also demonstrated that the worldwide community is concerned about the recklessness and danger of USA policies and actions". It added, however, it hoped it could resolve issues with the United States through dialogue. (more...)
China calls on U.S. to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations China calls on U.S. to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations
- March 26, 2018

Friday. The United States buys half a trillion dollars' worth of goods from China every year, from toys to shoes to cellphones, and prices of those products could surge due to a tariff plan announced Thursday. US President Donald Trump lit a slow-burning fuse on Thursday to launch long-promised anti-China tariffs, but his actions appeared to be more of a warning shot than the start of a full-blown trade war with Beijing. (more...)

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