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Turkey warns France over offer of support for Syrian Kurdish militia Turkey warns France over offer of support for Syrian Kurdish militia
- March 30, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily refused, accusing Macron on Friday of overstepping "his limits" and going "over his head". Turkey has vowed to take initiative to drive YPG and SDF forces out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij if the US does not keep its promises to withdraw the terrorist group. (more...)
WI squad announced for T20 series with Pakistan WI squad announced for T20 series with Pakistan
- March 30, 2018

The Pakistan squad for the West Indies series was announced earlier this week and includes Hussain Talat, Asif Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi - all of whom impressed during PSL 2018. "We saw a big crowd in the PSL final so I hope they will come in big numbers for the Twenty20 series", he said. He is fresh off the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe where he served as vice-captain on the ODI side but featured in only two matches. (more...)
Turkey arrests German national trying to cross into Syria: Anadolu Turkey arrests German national trying to cross into Syria: Anadolu
- March 30, 2018

Six servicemen of the Turkish Armed Forces have been recently wounded as a auto convoy came under fire by PKK terrorists in Turkey's south-eastern Diyarbakir province. The statement said Ankara is also ready to attack the PKK in northern Iraq, if local authorities do not put an end to its presence there. Turkey's National Security Council headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened that Ankara would "take action" to drive out Kurdish groups in Syria. (more...)
Two more Gazans shot dead in clash with Israeli forces: ministry Two more Gazans shot dead in clash with Israeli forces: ministry
- March 30, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned on Friday that any Palestinians from Gaza approaching the security fence with Israel were putting their lives at risk, The Times of Israel reports. Nakba Day this year will also mark 70 years since the creation of the state of Israel and the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians, whose descendants now number millions living as refugees overseas or in the occupied Palestinian territory. (more...)
Trollip No-Confidence Motion Adjourned For Now Trollip No-Confidence Motion Adjourned For Now
- March 30, 2018

Several motions were expected to be tabled including a motion to have Mayor Athol Trollip removed, but a scuffle broke out between Economic Freedom Fighter member Zilindile Vena and Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane. According to the DA leader, the ruling party "had already conceded defeat" on Thursday morning when the ANC "refused to put up a candidate". Councillors are angry at Lawack's resistance for the vote to take place. (more...)
Sell Recommendation?: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARNA)
- March 30, 2018

Intraday Trading of the Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc .: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc . The higher the RVOL the more In Play the stock is. The Dow lost more than 1,400 points last week and is still down slightly for the year. EPS growth estimate for this year is set at -484.40%.The earnings per share (EPS) formula is stated as earnings available to common shareholders divided by number of common stock shares outstanding. (more...)
Singapore squares up to human rights group over 'fake news' Singapore squares up to human rights group over 'fake news'
- March 30, 2018

The bill defines fake news as "any news, information, data and reports which is, or are, wholly or partly false whether in the form of features, visuals or audio recordings or in any other form capable of suggesting words or ideas". Najib and 1MDB denied having committed any crime. In 2013, it lost the popular vote for the first time to the opposition. "The Malaysian government has no monopoly on the truth, but it's attempting to be the arbiter of what can and can't be said and written", ... (more...)
Ex-Weinstein assistant says she tried to stop him in 1998 Ex-Weinstein assistant says she tried to stop him in 1998
- March 30, 2018

She said she had tried to make sure the agreement contained restrictions on Weinstein's future conduct, but that they were not subsequently enforced. Ms Perkins said she had asked that Weinstein go to therapy and for "a human resources system to be brought in with three complaint handlers". She told MPs: "We were still under pressure to not name anybody". (more...)
Thomas Academy Teacher Pleads Guilty to Furnishing Alcohol for Students Thomas Academy Teacher Pleads Guilty to Furnishing Alcohol for Students
- March 30, 2018

Her sign: "The future of Arizona is in my classroom". During one text exchange, which presumably followed one of the pair's alleged sex romps, the boy wrote to the married teacher that he wanted to have sex with her again. "The arrest took place before that meeting could take place". "The text messages that were found are sexual in nature, that allege an ongoing relationship between the two", Lisa Kutis, with the Goodyear Police Department, told KTVK-TV . (more...)
Kansas Moving To Shift Financially Troubled Nursing Homes To New Management Kansas Moving To Shift Financially Troubled Nursing Homes To New Management
- March 30, 2018

The nursing homes are located in various communities, and include Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center and Neodesha Care and Rehabilitation Center. More troubling, she said, were recent reports that food was in short supply at some homes. Mission Health Care - which operates 14 nursing homes in Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota and Wisconsin - has agreed to oversee the operation of the Kansas facilities. (more...)
Income Tax Department seizes Navjot Sidhu's bank accounts Income Tax Department seizes Navjot Sidhu's bank accounts
- March 30, 2018

The tax department observed that the former parliamentarian and state minister failed to submit documentary evidence that include bills or invoices to substantiate his claim during the course of assessment proceedings. The IT Department has initiated the process to seal the ex-cricketer's bank accounts after reportedly serving him three notices for recovery. Sidhu had earlier also remained in news for all the wrong reasons. (more...)
IDF instructs troops to shoot Palestinians who try to cross fence IDF instructs troops to shoot Palestinians who try to cross fence
- March 30, 2018

Among those taking part on Friday was Ismail Haniya, the leader of the Hamas movement that controls Gaza . Batsh explained that specialized committees formed by the factions and civil society organizations will work to ensure the success of the march and its objectives. (more...)
Kentucky lawmakers resurrect pension overhaul bill Kentucky lawmakers resurrect pension overhaul bill
- March 30, 2018

Bill sponsor Rep. Bam Carney, R - Campbellsville, say this is a comprehensive reform plan. The bill passed the House in a 49-46 vote and the Senate by 22-15, according to CNN affiliate WLKY. Still, Carney told lawmakers, "this solution will ensure the solvency of our pension system in years to come". The Tweet said that it was due to more than a third of teachers being out. (more...)
Pressure on both Tottenham and Chelsea, says Pochettino Pressure on both Tottenham and Chelsea, says Pochettino
- March 30, 2018

Fourth-placed Tottenham now occupies the final qualification spot and sit five points ahead of Chelsea with eight games left this season. But it remains to be seen if Kane will be risked for the showdown with Antonio Conte's side. "Of course, [it's] always not only advice, [it] is talk [aimed at] trying to help the players, to help the players when they need to be pushed. I have great respect for Tottenham because in the last few years, they have grown a lot and are now one of the best ... (more...)
Shelling kills Palestinian in Gaza ahead of border protest Shelling kills Palestinian in Gaza ahead of border protest
- March 30, 2018

Palestinians gather near an ambulance after a protest near the border fence east of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, December 22, 2017. "We have deployed more than 100 sharpshooters who were called up from all of the military's units, primarily from the special forces". (more...)
The Saudi Crown Heir Warned of a Possible War with Iran The Saudi Crown Heir Warned of a Possible War with Iran
- March 30, 2018

He also said that they are getting funds from foundations based in Saudi Arabia , not from Saudi Government. It also reflected his "accurate and insightful vision of the religion, its future and solutions to its problems", they added. Although Prince Mohammed had recently met Christian figures, it marks the first time he's announced a meeting with a Jewish religious leader. The pope continued saying that his support for the crown prince's measures stem from their ability to contribute ... (more...)
McCabe launches legal defense fund after firing McCabe launches legal defense fund after firing
- March 30, 2018

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe raised more than $300,000 in less than 9 hours after launching a fundraiser for an anticipated legal battle with President Trump. President Donald Trump had openly attacked McCabe over donations that his wife, who ran as a Democrat for a Virginia state Senate seat, took from a political action committee of Terry McAuliffe, an ally of Hillary Clinton. (more...)
USA ambassador to Israel denies comments on Abbas USA ambassador to Israel denies comments on Abbas
- March 30, 2018

According to Al Ray, Friedman referred to the law "Taylor Force", which was enacted by the US Congress recently, and which requires the PA to stop the payment of salaries of prisoners and martyrs in order to keep receiving US funding. Friedman said that his feelings were not hurt. "Calling me names will not improve the situation of the Palestinians". He added the USA aid cut to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and its threat to stop aid to the ... (more...)
Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police
- March 30, 2018

The driver of the bus, cited by police, said he opened all doors of the bus when the fir occurred, yet still some 20 passengers did not make it out. The kingdom has a poor road safety record on crashes with around 24,000 people perishing on its roads each year, according to the World Health Organization. (more...)
Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan
- March 30, 2018

Kosovo ministry of Internal Affairs in a statement issued on Thursday said their residence permits had been revoked, without providing any reason why. Kosovo has faced pressure from Turkey in past weeks to take action against schools funded by the Gulen movement. The school network belongs to Fethullah Gulen, the cleric Erdogan blames for the 2016 failed coup in Turkey. (more...)
Volkswagen offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced Volkswagen offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced
- March 30, 2018

Diesel vehicle sales plunged 19 percent in Germany last month. It said its dealerships would buy back diesel vehicles affected by bans at their current value if their owners at the same time bought a new vehicle that was not affected by cities' driving restrictions. (more...)
Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks
- March 30, 2018

He was frustrated so he snapped. Durant played 17 minutes, totaling 10 points , six assists and three rebounds . And I think he was frustrated anyway because the game wasn't going well for him. Durant aggressively stalking the referee and cursing at him led to his ejection, which marked his fifth of the season. "I'll be fine", he said . Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he hopes guard Klay Thompson (thumb) can make a return on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. (more...)
Trump attorney reportedly discussed pardons with Flynn, Manafort lawyers Trump attorney reportedly discussed pardons with Flynn, Manafort lawyers
- March 30, 2018

Robert Kelner, Mr. Flynn's lawyer, as well as Reginald Brown, Mr. Manafort's lawyer at the time of the reported overture, and Kevin Downing, his current lawyer, did not respond to requests for comment about The New York Times report. Nor did a White House spokesman or an attorney for Gates. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed new documents in court revealing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has assessed that a longtime Manafort business associate had ties to Russian intelligence ... (more...)
Lehmann resigns as disgraced trio return to Australia Lehmann resigns as disgraced trio return to Australia
- March 30, 2018

But we can do better - and some in the cricket fraternity are committed to doing so. There were also plenty of tears behind closed doors. "First, we waited for ICC's decision, after that Cricket Australia and then we decided on the matter", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said in regards to the decision to ban the Australian trio from this year's iteration of the Twenty20 competition. (more...)
ATHLETICS: McMullen impresses in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games ATHLETICS: McMullen impresses in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games
- March 30, 2018

Foster came fourth in her event with a time of 11.81s, with England's Dina Asher-Smith the eventual victor; O'Connor was sixth in both the 100m hurdles and 200m in times of 14.82s and 25.64s respectively, while McMullen came a respectable fifth in the long jump, a result that he was delighted with. (more...)
Trump touts border wall funds during OH infrastructure speech Trump touts border wall funds during OH infrastructure speech
- March 30, 2018

White House aides acknowledge that comprehensive infrastructure legislation is unlikely between now and the 2018 midterm elections. His trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, then used that threat to extract concessions from Seoul on other trade issues: This week, South Korea agreed to put "voluntary" limits on its steel exports to the US - and open its auto market to American manufacturers - in exchange for an exemption from our nation's new steel duties. (more...)
Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia's head coach Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia's head coach
- March 30, 2018

So I think you can forget about either of them captaining Australia", he said. "We are now undertaking the process to recruit a replacement overseas player that best fits our needs and will share an update in due course", he said. I love the game of cricket and playing for my nation, my state. "As a team we know we've let so many people down and for that, we are truly sorry". The players involved have been handed down very serious sanctions , and they know they must face the consequences. (more...)
South Carolina a step closer to medical marijuana legalization South Carolina a step closer to medical marijuana legalization
- March 30, 2018

Murphy said to address supply, he's proposing changing regulations to let treatment centers specialize in specific areas, like cultivating, dispensing or manufacturing. New Jersey has about 18,000 people in its medical marijuana program, a fraction of the more than 200,000 patients using a similar program in MI, according to the governor. (more...)
Oakland Mayor's Tweet of Pending Immigration Raids Causes Stir Oakland Mayor's Tweet of Pending Immigration Raids Causes Stir
- March 30, 2018

More than 300 immigration right's activists let their voices be heard outside the ICE building in San Francisco, calling for an end to the raids. Schaaf recently defended her actions through a public statement and mentioned that she did not regret her actions as it was apparently for the safety of her city and its residents. (more...)
Kapil Sibal hits back over BJP's 'land scam' allegations Kapil Sibal hits back over BJP's 'land scam' allegations
- March 30, 2018

Irani asked, "The person who was being probed by CBI for bribery during UPA government and against whom South African journalists levelled charges of money laundering, from him, Kapil Sibal and his wife got the ownership of a company named Grand Castello". (more...)

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