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Level talks on summit protocol, security kick off Level talks on summit protocol, security kick off
- April 05, 2018

Working-level talks between the two Koreas began Thursday to discuss preparations for the inter-Korean summit set for later this month. The meeting, which will be held on the southern side of the border village of Panmunjom, will discuss matters including protocol, security and news releases, Yonhap said, citing the Republic of Korea's (ROK) unification ministry. (more...)
4 people killed in shooting at Turkish university 4 people killed in shooting at Turkish university
- April 05, 2018

A researcher shot and killed four colleagues at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in northwestern Turkey on Thursday. Police are now questioning the assailant. Turkish media. Broadcaster CNN Turk said three others had been wounded in the shooting. Television pictures showed people gathering outside the university's main entrance while many ambulances were sent to the area. (more...)
Philippines' Boracay Island Closed For Six Months Due To Pollution Philippines' Boracay Island Closed For Six Months Due To Pollution
- April 05, 2018

Frederick Alegre, a secretary from the country's tourism department, said his department is still calculating the financial cost of the closure , but stressed it was "being done to sustain and save Boracay". Boracay is one of 7,300 islands in the archipelago nation and hosts 1,800 businesses, including global hotel chains like Shangri-La and Movenpick, and locally listed companies Megaworld Corp. (more...)
Snow on Friday, then near-record cold forecast for St. Louis weekend Snow on Friday, then near-record cold forecast for St. Louis weekend
- April 05, 2018

There's a possibility that Monday and Tuesday will also see snow but it's a little too early to know how that storm will play out. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy skies develop, with scattered rain showers, and a high temperature of 57 degrees. (more...)
DMK-led Opposition bandh over Cauvery begins in TN DMK-led Opposition bandh over Cauvery begins in TN
- April 05, 2018

On February 16, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to form the CMB within six weeks to implement a formula for sharing of Cauvery water between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Nevertheless, transport unions came out in support of the shutdown call issued by the opposition parties. Normal life was also affected in Pondicherry. (more...)
Australian Boxer Taylah Robertson Guaranteed To Win Medal Australian Boxer Taylah Robertson Guaranteed To Win Medal
- April 05, 2018

Bunbury athletes Jake Harvie and Cameron Gliddon are looking to etch their names in sporting history at 2018's biggest sporting event - the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games . "She's proved she should be there, she beat the country's best 51kg girls and beat them convincingly", Evans added. Women's boxing has only been a part of major competitions since London 2012, with it first entering the Commonwealth competition in Glasgow in 2014. (more...)
Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for applauding his goal Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for applauding his goal
- April 05, 2018

Zidane was effusive in his praise. "Cristiano is simply a different player than all the others", Zidane said. The Spain worldwide is unlikely to care too much about all his yellow cards, as he is still widely considered to be the best centre back in European football. (more...)
NSA McMaster Blasts Putin to Baltic Leaders NSA McMaster Blasts Putin to Baltic Leaders
- April 05, 2018

McMaster offered harsh words for Russian Federation and said that the US and the rest of the global community have not been tough enough on Russian Federation. "If we got along with Russian Federation, that would be a good thing not a bad thing", said Trump, who recently proposed a White House summit with Putin. (more...)
Man sued over California mansion death is found responsible Man sued over California mansion death is found responsible
- April 05, 2018

Adam Shacknai, 54, is the brother of Jonah Shacknai, founder of Scottsdale-based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. and boyfriend of Zahau at the time of her death. "She was murdered and doesn't deserve to be treated the way the sheriff's department treated her", she said. Hillcrest County sheriff's authorities said Wednesday they standby the first investigation but are willing to review any new signs that came out from the civil trial. (more...)
Civil rights icon recalls RFK speech about MLK assassination Civil rights icon recalls RFK speech about MLK assassination
- April 05, 2018

Hundreds gathered to commemorate the historic speech. "Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people". Lewis, who was a Kennedy campaign aide in 1968, told the several hundred people gathered in the windy, cold park Wednesday that it was hard for him to be back there for the first time since that night. (more...)
Sally Pearson withdraws from Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Sally Pearson withdraws from Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
- April 05, 2018

But she did add: "It's a matter of what my body wants to do on the day and that's pretty much going to make my decision for me". Speculation has mounted over whether Sally Pearson ever intended on competing in her third straight Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast . (more...)
Brazil former president Lula faces jail for corruption after supreme court ruling Brazil former president Lula faces jail for corruption after supreme court ruling
- April 05, 2018

Brazil's top court voted 6-5 to reject former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's petition to stay out of prison while appealing a corruption conviction . He appealed in a lower court but lost. The court denied his plea to remain free until he has exhausted all possible appeals, Reuters reported. The Supreme Court's deliberations on the sensitive case took place under extraordinary social and political pressure. (more...)
Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy
- April 05, 2018

Back in 2017, Google started to increase its spending on renewable energy and meant to go 100 percent renewable to match the energy usage across 13 of its data centers and office complexes. Last year, the company bought more renewable energy than the amount of electricity used by its offices and data centers. The department of energy said the 27 projects, located in mainly rural parts of South Africa, would amount to R55.92 billion in new direct investment in the energy sector and create ... (more...)
Woman said she was upset with 'drinking, another woman' before killing husband Woman said she was upset with 'drinking, another woman' before killing husband
- April 05, 2018

She was headed off to school in Bridgehampton, Long Island. The messages showed Shelby asking her boyfriend to be completely honest and whether he found her less attractive since she stopped being underweight and is now healthy. Nothing like a viral tweet to show you the error of you ways. You don't deserve that. Dr. Marco Rubin, who is in charge of a neurosurgery in Beilinson, andwho flew to Hungary to take care of Abitbul, said: "After the woman's fall, I received an urgent request to ... (more...)
Donald Trump says 'strong action' coming on immigration Donald Trump says 'strong action' coming on immigration
- April 05, 2018

Trump promised during the presidential campaign to build a southern border wall to stop illegal immigration and drugs coming in from Mexico, but Congress has frustrated the president by not moving as quickly on the wall as he would like. The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and the installation of border security infrastructure. (more...)
A look back at Winnie Mandela's legacy A look back at Winnie Mandela's legacy
- April 05, 2018

In terms of the President's declaration, the official memorial service for Mam' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will be held at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Mkhize Street, Soweto, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. "But the men in the ANC were threatened by a woman and the whites were threatened by an African woman". "She did not ride on the wings of anyone but was a navigator by all parameters". (more...)
Liverpool Seizes Champions League Advantage With Win Vs Liverpool Seizes Champions League Advantage With Win Vs
- April 05, 2018

With Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in attack, Liverpool possess not just a potent strike force, but, crucially, a trio that can close down defenders and stop City from their favoured route of playing the ball out from the back. (more...)
Rajya Sabha adjourned record 11 times over SC/ST issue, corruption Rajya Sabha adjourned record 11 times over SC/ST issue, corruption
- April 05, 2018

As the unrelenting AIADMK members continued their sloganeering, the Speaker said that she was not in a position to take up notices for a no-confidence motion and announced adjournment of the House for the day. Naidu urged the agitating members to raise their issues after laying down of the paper on the table of the House. While leaders of the ruling BJP have been maintaining that the opposition is stalling parliamentary debate and discussion, some in the opposition say it suits the ... (more...)
Montana State basketball star Tyler Hall to test NBA Draft waters Montana State basketball star Tyler Hall to test NBA Draft waters
- April 05, 2018

The NBA Draft Combine in Chicago is May 16-20. He finished runner-up for ACC Player of the Year honors and was an honorable mention selection for the Associated Press All-America team. It's unclear if or where the two would be drafted. The application allows players to work out for National Basketball Association teams beginning April 24 and attend the National Basketball Association combine, if invited, and receive feedback on their potential draft status. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House panel on April 11 Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House panel on April 11
- April 05, 2018

But that's not all. A lot of user data was available through APIs, or Application Program Interface, which would allow third parties to pull information from various modules of Facebook like Events, Friend lists, Groups, and Pages. It's pretty useful for helping find your friends in languages which take more effort to type out a full name, or where many people have the same name. (more...)
Women who wear jeans give birth to transgender kids, says Kerala professor Women who wear jeans give birth to transgender kids, says Kerala professor
- April 05, 2018

In 2013, a group of women students had booed Rajith Kumar, who teaches botany in Sree Sankara College in Kalady (Ernakulam district), after he made misogynist comments at a function in Thiruvananthapuram . He even played a video at the session that showed a family with two autistic children and said: "Do you see that?" He even gave a weird explanation of why autistic kids are born. (more...)
Facebook removes accounts tied to Russian troll factory Facebook removes accounts tied to Russian troll factory
- April 05, 2018

The only apparent criterion was any connection to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a supposedly state-funded propaganda team. Facebook has removed 135 accounts which it believes are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organisation accused of spreading divisive messages across the internet, supporting the Russian government and attempting to weaken its rivals. (more...)
Madhya Pradesh govt accords minister status to five religious leaders Madhya Pradesh govt accords minister status to five religious leaders
- April 05, 2018

Congress leader Raj Babbar said in Delhi: "They want to use these saffron-robed babas to win elections ". The Congress alleged that the state government wanted to benefit from the popularity of these religious leaders. "And if these babas don't tell the truth then it will be a great disservice", AAP's Madhya Pradesh convenor Alok Agarwal said. The move is significant as the five men have a large following and if they give a call to their followers to vote for the BJP in the ... (more...)
Geelani, Mirwaiz not allowed to march to Shopian Geelani, Mirwaiz not allowed to march to Shopian
- April 05, 2018

But they have love for the chair". More than 200 people have been hit by pellets many among them in their eyes which can lead to blindness as has been witnessed. They said that GOI should by now have fully realised that force and might will not deter people from pursuing their just cause even at the cost of their lives. (more...)
How Amazon has cost Trump millions How Amazon has cost Trump millions
- April 05, 2018

So there are probably a lot of disgruntled Amazon shareholders out there who would like to see Trump stop bashing the company. "One of the president's tweets brought up the Post connection by saying the paper should register as an Amazon lobbyist". (more...)
Man shot, killed by police in Brooklyn neighborhood Man shot, killed by police in Brooklyn neighborhood
- April 05, 2018

NY police shot dead an African American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun. The man took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at police and three plainclothes officers and one uniformed officer shot 10 times, the chief of department, Terence Monahan, told a news conference. (more...)
NDA MPs won't take pay for 23 wasted days NDA MPs won't take pay for 23 wasted days
- April 05, 2018

The MPs of the NDA , which includes the BJP and several of its allies, would give up their salary for the disrupted period of the session, he said. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Ananth Kumar , on Wednesday said that Members of Parliament of the BJP-NDA alliance parties will renounce their salaries and allowance for 23 days as the parliament has not been functioning. (more...)
Let's walk on path shown by Ambedkar, says PM Modi Let's walk on path shown by Ambedkar, says PM Modi
- April 05, 2018

The top court, on Tuesday while hearing the review petition of the Centre said that the judgment in no way has dilutes any provision of the SC/ST Act . He continued that it was a privilege for the government to work on those places, and to pay tribute to Ambedkar. At the core of Dr Ambedkar's ideals is harmony and togetherness. (more...)
Sierra Leone: Challenger Julius Maada Bio narrowly wins presidential election Sierra Leone: Challenger Julius Maada Bio narrowly wins presidential election
- April 05, 2018

According to the 1991 constitution of the country, immediately after the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announces the victor of the election, the president-elect should take the oath of office. Bio pledged to govern for all Sierra Leoneans at the ceremony. "The long nights, early mornings, long meetings, diplomatic shuttles were all aimed at helping Sierra Leone choose their leader freely, maintain the peace and consolidate their democracy". (more...)
Rebels free five prisoners in Syria's eastern Ghouta Rebels free five prisoners in Syria's eastern Ghouta
- April 05, 2018

The reported deal is the latest in a string of agreements that have seen tens of thousands of people - rebels and civilians - leave the onetime stronghold outside Damascus for the north of the country. Syria and its close ally Russian Federation, which provides military support to Assad's forces, deny using chemical weapons and blame insurgents. Home to some 400,000 residents, the district has remained under a crippling regime siege for the last five years which has prevented the delivery ... (more...)

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