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Kim Dotcom wins New Zealand court case and beats back US extradition Kim Dotcom wins New Zealand court case and beats back US extradition
- March 26, 2018

Born in Germany but settled in New Zealand, Dotcom is the founder of former file-sharing website Megaupload. On Monday, the three-member tribunal determined Dotcom's three-year battle to have "nearly every government department" reveal personal information it held on him was valid. (more...)
BJP MLAs stopped outside Puducherry assembly on speakers order; protest occurs BJP MLAs stopped outside Puducherry assembly on speakers order; protest occurs
- March 26, 2018

Speaker Vaithilingam, who, previous year claimed to have "sky high powers", has now approached the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court order. "It has been brought to our notice that 3 nominated BJP MLAs have been obstructed from coming into the assembly despite clear orders of the Madras High Court ". (more...)
NYC Firefighter Killed In Huge Fire On Set Of Edward Norton Movie NYC Firefighter Killed In Huge Fire On Set Of Edward Norton Movie
- March 26, 2018

Part of the the movie was being filmed in a former jazz club in the basement of a five-story building built in 1920. The married father of four worked for Engine Co. The statement said that the fire started toward the end of the production's working day, when the dozens of people working on site noticed smoke coming into their set from below. (more...)
Kerala: Ambulance Driver booked for negligence for mistreating patient Kerala: Ambulance Driver booked for negligence for mistreating patient
- March 26, 2018

The man was brought from Natukkal in Palakkad district after being injured in a road mishap on March 20. The victim, aged about 50, was referred from the district hospital in Palakkad with a deep wound on his head. Medical college police, meanwhile, said steps like the arrest of the ambulance driver would be taken after relevant details are collected. Police have registered the case against the ambulance driver after he allegedly left a patient in a almost inverted position outside a ... (more...)
Cambridge Analytica accepts probe into data practices Cambridge Analytica accepts probe into data practices
- March 26, 2018

The company worked for Donald Trump's 2016 USA presidential campaign. The suit alleges that private and personal profile data was obtained from Facebook users without their consent or knowledge "in excess of the authorization granted by Facebook and Facebook users, in violation of the Stored Communications Act", and Facebook "failed to protect its user data, and ... (more...)
Heart-breaking tales from families of shopping centre blaze victims Heart-breaking tales from families of shopping centre blaze victims
- March 26, 2018

Here's what we know so far. Sputnik, a state-funded news outlet, reported the head of the city's fire department Sergei Yakovlev as saying the blaze had spread via flammable thermal insulation, making it hard to put out. The Interfax news agency cited an unnamed local official source as saying the main theory being looked at was that the fire had been caused by an electrical short circuit. (more...)
Catalonia's former president Puigdemont's extradition starts after Germany arrest Catalonia's former president Puigdemont's extradition starts after Germany arrest
- March 26, 2018

The charges of rebellion were linked to the backing of the region's bid to secede from Spain in October. Ponsati, who is a professor at Scotland's University of St. Spain was mired in a new political crisis today as an extradition battle began to bring the former Catalan president back to Madrid after his arrest in Germany. (more...)
'No alarms sounded' in Russian shopping mall fire horror 'No alarms sounded' in Russian shopping mall fire horror
- March 26, 2018

Many reported how horrified people from windows of the building to save their lives. Numerous victims are children. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov confirmed the death toll and said six bodies were yet to be recovered, TASS news agency reported. (more...)
ATR in Focus - salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) ATR in Focus - salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM)
- March 26, 2018

The stock decreased 1.84% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $8.55. The stock had a trading volume of 10,541,667 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,780,708. Zacks upgraded the shares of IBN in report on Thursday, September 3 to "Hold" rating. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, May 3 to "Neutral". (more...)
JD Sports buys American sportswear retailer Finish Line JD Sports buys American sportswear retailer Finish Line
- March 26, 2018

In turn, JD will become responsible for the USA retailer's 556 branded retail stores across 4 U.S. states and in Puerto Rico, whilst also taking on the company's ecommerce business. Updates with Sports Direct's indirect stake in second paragraph, shares in fourth paragraph. Its revenue in the year to March 3 2018 was US$1.84 billion. (more...)
Jett Duffey, Christian Taylor Among 4 Texas Tech Players Arrested Jett Duffey, Christian Taylor Among 4 Texas Tech Players Arrested
- March 26, 2018

Police say they were originally called to the Bash Riprock's nightclub on Main Street just before closing time Sunday for reports of a disturbance where someone was possibly armed. Duffey is set to compete for the starting job this fall. "After redshirting his first season in Lubbock, Duffey was suspended by Texas Tech for the spring and summer of 2017 after a Title IX hearing panel sided with a woman who alleged that Duffey had sex with when she was too incapacitated to consent". (more...)
"Missing Will Shock & Stun Audiences", Promises Manoj Bajpai
- March 26, 2018

Makers on Friday released a first look of the film. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the first trailer on his Twitter handle. An Alumni of the National School of Drama, Manoj Bajpayee has always defined the art of acting with his incredibly realistic performances. (more...)
Asif, Talat, Afridi named in Pakistan squad for West Indies series Asif, Talat, Afridi named in Pakistan squad for West Indies series
- March 26, 2018

On Sunday, Karachi hosted the final of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League in which several global players, including Darren Sammy, Luke Ronchi , JP Duminy, and Steven Finn, took part. "Shaheen is an exciting and unbelievable talent and I am sure after a few years he will be a star", said Arthur of Shaheen, who hails from the northwestern tribal district of Khyber bordering Afghanistan, where Taliban and IS groups had been active. (more...)
64 dead in Russian shopping mall inferno 64 dead in Russian shopping mall inferno
- March 26, 2018

At least nine children are among the many dead and 16 people are still missing as authorities continue to scour the ash and rubble, according to state news agency Tass . The region's deputy governor Vladimir Chernov was quoted as saying the fire began in a children's trampoline room. The cinema is next to a children's play area on the fourth floor, which was believed to be where the fire started. (more...)
New appointments at White House seek to topple Iran-MP New appointments at White House seek to topple Iran-MP
- March 26, 2018

A spokesman for Bolton dismissed such remarks as "propaganda". "For a seemingly superpower country, it is shameful that its national security official would be receiving a salary from a terrorist sect", IRNA quoted Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, as saying. (more...)
Expelling Russians, Europe and North America Show Unity With UK Expelling Russians, Europe and North America Show Unity With UK
- March 26, 2018

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg or Vladivostok. The ministry said in a statement that it viewed the expulsions, ordered in response to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury, as an unfriendly act and a provocative gesture. (more...)
Former Seahawk Bennett to turn himself into police on Monday Former Seahawk Bennett to turn himself into police on Monday
- March 26, 2018

Bennett is accused of injuring an elderly security staffer when he ran onto the field after Super Bowl 51 in 2017. According to the District Attorney's Office, Bennett was told by stadium security personnel that he had to use a different entrance to gain access to the field. (more...)
Ranking N. Korean official apparently visiting China Ranking N. Korean official apparently visiting China
- March 26, 2018

Further details of the visit, including how long Kim would stay and who he would meet, were not immediately available. A special train may have carried Mr Kim through the northeastern Chinese border city of Dandong, Japan's Kyodo News said earlier. (more...)
Syria: Second batch of 3000 rebels leaves Eastern Ghouta Syria: Second batch of 3000 rebels leaves Eastern Ghouta
- March 26, 2018

The deal was struck with the Failaq Al-Rahman militant group following the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria-sponsored negotiations, the Russian military said on Sunday. Moscow and Damascus say the Ghouta campaign is necessary to halt deadly rebel shelling of the capital. On March 13, Russia's Defense Ministry announced the cessation of military activities in the town of Douma, which paved the wave for a large-scale exit of civilians to territories controlled by the government forces. (more...)
First Alert Day: Monday Afternoon, Evening Severe First Alert Day: Monday Afternoon, Evening Severe
- March 26, 2018

Winds E/N 5-15 miles per hour. Lows will cool down into the upper 50s overnight with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms and light southerly winds. Next week is going to have many days of rain. There's also the possibility some wet snow may mix in both mornings if precipitation were to occur in the morning so we'll have to monitor that as well. (more...)
Rights group slams Israeli court system over Tamimi's conviction Rights group slams Israeli court system over Tamimi's conviction
- March 26, 2018

Tamimi was arrested on December 15 when she was only 16 years old and charged with slapping one of the Israeli soldiers who raided her family home in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah . Tamimi's family are veterans of protests against an Israeli settlement near their home. Lasky said Nariman was also seeking an eight-month plea bargain. (more...)
Trump hits $50 billion of China goods amid fears of trade war Trump hits $50 billion of China goods amid fears of trade war
- March 26, 2018

The new measures, created to penalise China for its "unfair trade practices", will cripple the Asian major's investment activity in the US. "We do seem to be entering a trade war", said Eswar Prasad, a senior professor of trade policy at Cornell University. (more...)
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...)

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