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BSF seizes abandoned Pak. boat BSF seizes abandoned Pak. boat
- April 24, 2017

This is the fifth Pakistani boat to be found abandoned in the area since November 2016. It said that the boat was abandoned by the occupants who might have fled after hearing the sound of BSF patrolling boats. Earlier this year, almost arrested sixty Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan for allegedly straying into its territorial waters. "We are constantly on the watch as there is always a worry that terror suspects operating from Pakistani soil may get into India in the guise of ... (more...)
France ETF has biggest one-day pop since 2012 on election relief France ETF has biggest one-day pop since 2012 on election relief
- April 24, 2017

The shooting along the iconic Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris left one police officer dead and several other people injured. Pro-EU centrist Macron was the leading candidate in Sunday's first round of France's presidential elections and now overwhelming favourite to defeat far-right candidate Le Pen in May 7's runoff. (more...)
37 killed in Syria clashes 37 killed in Syria clashes
- April 24, 2017

SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying that "security and stability were restored to Halfaya town and to a number of the neighboring villages in the northern countryside of Hama central province after destroying the last gatherings of Nusra Front there". (more...)
Ivanka Trump Has Huge Chinese Fan Club Worshiping 'Goddess Ivanka' Ivanka Trump Has Huge Chinese Fan Club Worshiping 'Goddess Ivanka'
- April 24, 2017

He is heading up the Office of American Innovation, a new White House office aimed at reforming the federal government through private-sector solutions. After media reports about the deal, talks were called off. Company president Abigail Klem told CNN in a statement Tuesday that filing trademarks are needed especially in " regions where trademark infringement is rampant ". (more...)
Final Fantasy XV's New Update Adds A Special Afrojack Weapon Final Fantasy XV's New Update Adds A Special Afrojack Weapon
- April 24, 2017

Several game improvements and PlayStation 4 Pro-specific new features will arrive this coming week for " Final Fantasy XV " players. Here's everything we know so far. A snapshot of one of the Luxury Weapons can be seen in the video down below. As you can guess from the name, it is a sword dedicated to the DJ and producer of Afrojack, who had contributed to the soundtrack of the game, and that will have a "special effect". (more...)
Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south
- April 24, 2017

Galvez said the first firefight broke out around 6 a.m., Friday, when the troops encountered a group of Maute members in Piagapo Complex, Lanao del Sur. The resulting recruitment by the Maute Group of teenagers from Barangay Tambo led the locals to report their activities to the military, as well as lead the troop to the bandits' encampment at the boundary of Balindong and Piagapo towns. (more...)
Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election
- April 24, 2017

The conservative Le Figaro daily lamented the defeat of the conservative Republicans, whose scandal-hit candidate Francois Fillon trailed in third with 19.9 percent. Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it, said Louis Aliot, another National Front vice-president. (more...)
MacArthur returns in time for Ottawa MacArthur returns in time for Ottawa
- April 24, 2017

It wouldn't be surprising if Boston decides to stick with Cassidy as the head coach. "There's no reason why we can't rebound again". After five extra periods in four overtime games, the Ottawa Senators will get a chance to rest before meeting the New York Rangers in the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs. (more...)
UK PM May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales UK PM May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales
- April 24, 2017

According to polls by Opinium, ComRes and YouGov, Ms May's Conservatives hold a lead of between 19 and 25 percentage points, with the party's support ranging from 45 percent to 50 percent. "The fact that six in ten voters believe Labour can not win under Corbyn's leadership bring with it the threat of complacency among Tory voters who may be tempted to sit at home on June 8th and let others deliver the result they expect". (more...)
Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump
- April 24, 2017

Trump has said he would consider any option, including a military strike, to end North Korea's nuclear provocations. Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders Monday. In a statement released late Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry accused Trump of driving the region into an "extremely risky phase" with the dispatch of the aircraft carrier and said the North was ready to stand up against any threat posed by the United States. (more...)
MCD polls: AAP promises to make Delhi free from Dengue & Chikungunya MCD polls: AAP promises to make Delhi free from Dengue & Chikungunya
- April 24, 2017

Among the major contenders, the AAP is the last to release its manifesto. "Safai karamcharis will get free-of-cost protective gear, such as masks, gloves, boots etc, to ensure safety and dignity during work", it further read. "There is nobody to even meet and discuss the grievances of leaders". The polls for the three civic bodies - East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation - will be held on April 23. (more...)
Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests
- April 24, 2017

The huge demonstration included thousands of government opponents who assembled and marched from 26 separate spots around the capital to the Libertador district. Anti-government protesters have described it as Venezuela's "second independence day". "We want to get out of all this oppression and dictatorship, all the mistreatment we have had - the hunger, the kids dying in the countryside, the poverty", another protester, an unemployed schoolteacher named Libertad Diaz, told Phil. (more...)
Europe's populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff
- April 24, 2017

The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off with the far-right's Marine Le Pen in the battle for the French presidency in two weeks. Doubtful. Terrorism is an unwelcome new normal in France these days and its most defiant foe is Marie Le Pen. (more...)
The Australian dollar's rally after the French vote result quickly sputtered out
- April 24, 2017

A total of 11 candidates are vying to succeed outgoing President Francois Hollande, who opted against seeking re-election amid record-low unpopularity. "Wherever they come from, whatever their origin, whatever they voted for in the first round, I invite them all to join us and to abandon ancient quarrels and to concentrate on what is essential for our country", she said. (more...)
N. Korea detains USA citizen; 3rd American being held N. Korea detains USA citizen; 3rd American being held
- April 24, 2017

The State Department said Sunday that it remains committed to directly addressing the North Korean nuclear threat. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean government's Central Committee, said in an editorial the country is ready to illustrate its "military force" by sinking the "nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike". (more...)
Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan
- April 24, 2017

Since the end of the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014, much of the global troops are limited to the Advice, Assist and Train Mission while the USA forces execute anti-terrorism operations mainly against Daesh and al-Qaeda groups. (more...)
North Korea detains U.S. citizen as tensions rise North Korea detains U.S. citizen as tensions rise
- April 24, 2017

North Korea detained a USA citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. "In a statement, [Pyongyang University of Science and Technology] said that its adjunct professor, 58-year-old Tony Kim, who also goes by Kim Sang-duk, was detained at the airport in Pyongyang as he was about to leave the country on Saturday local time", NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. (more...)
France Votes: Macron In Presidential Driver's Seat, But Parliamentary Elections Loom
- April 24, 2017

Japan's Nikkei share average touched a near three-week high on Monday with broader investor risk sentiment improving after centrist Emmanuel Macron took a step towards the French presidency after the weekend's voting. "The center is stronger than the populists think!" Die Mitte ist stärker als die Populisten glauben! Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie, made it to the second round against Jacques Chirac in 2002 and was crushed. (more...)
EPS responds to OPS demands, asks to withdraw symbol complaint EPS responds to OPS demands, asks to withdraw symbol complaint
- April 24, 2017

Jayalalithaa's death, Vaithilingam said the demand for the same is under the court's consideration, adding the government will follow the order. Speaking to reporters, the former Minister said, "The Sasikala faction is staging a drama in the disguise of a merger". (more...)
Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches Millions vote in Delhi civic polls amid EVM glitches
- April 24, 2017

The Congress leaders expressed hope that the voters of Delhi will remember their "track record" of governance and help the party in winning the MCD polls for which voting took place on Sunday. The 2012 MCD polls had registered a 53.23 per cent turnout. Counting of votes will be held on Wednesday April 26. "Glitches in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were reported from nine polling stations". (more...)