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45 pc polling till 2.30 pm in Karna assembly bypolls 45 pc polling till 2.30 pm in Karna assembly bypolls
- April 17, 2017

An estimated 76 and 78 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the bypolls to Nanjanagud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on Sunday. In Gundlupet, Congress has fielded Mahadeva Prasad's wife Geeta Mahadeva Prasad while the BJP nominee is C S Niranjan Kumar. Seven more are in the fray. (more...)
Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years Egypt acquits American woman detained for 3 years
- April 17, 2017

Local and global rights groups have criticized the case, alleging a lack of evidence and complaining about the prolonged pre-trial detention. Supporters broke into applause as the judge announced that Aya Hijazi, a US-Egyptian, her husband Mohamed Hassanein and six others were found not guilty on charges including human trafficking, sexually exploiting children and failure to properly register a non-governmental organisation. (more...)
Philippines to occupy and fortify Spratly islands it claims Philippines to occupy and fortify Spratly islands it claims
- April 16, 2017

Beijing asserts sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, and has built artificial reef-top islands that are capable of accommodating missiles and military planes. Duterte also told the military to make its presence felt there to ensure the safety of Filipino fishermen and residents of Pag-asa Island. "The Philippines is not allowed to do that, occupy new territories in the Spratly, based on the 2002 agreement", said the navy official. (more...)
Police clash with protesters calling for president's resignation Police clash with protesters calling for president's resignation
- April 16, 2017

Vavi said as long as Zuma and his friends and family from the ANC and its alliance partners are in charge, South Africa will never be able to solve unemployment. In a bid to keep the pressure on the ANC to recall Mr Zuma from office, the organisers of Friday's protests have announced that another day of nationwide mass action will take place next Wednesday. (more...)
Russia, Iran, Syria Issue Warning to US
- April 16, 2017

Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants agreed that unilateral actions by the USA were unacceptable. The April 4 attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed scores of people and prompted the United States to launch a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in response, its first direct assault on the Assad government in the six-year-old conflict. (more...)
UK man Christopher Laidler dies after falling from building in Thailand UK man Christopher Laidler dies after falling from building in Thailand
- April 15, 2017

He then left and went up to one of the rooms at "Walking Street Guest House" on the third floor above the Sweetheart Agogo club. He had fallen from the Sweet Heart guesthouse , at about 4.30am on Friday police reported. "We found no signs of struggle in the room he was staying at, so we suspect that he was drunk when he fell, rather than suicide", police Col. Apichai Krobpet said Friday. (more...)
United Kingdom government tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack United Kingdom government tests confirm sarin used in Syria attack
- April 15, 2017

United Nations investigators already have the mandate under previous resolutions to look into allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria but the West had pushed for council resolution to underscore its support for a thorough investigation in the Khan Sheikhun case. (more...)
Expert Claims North Korea May Use Submarines For Attacks Expert Claims North Korea May Use Submarines For Attacks
- April 15, 2017

President Donald Trump has finalized its North Korea policy that would focus on "maximum pressure and engagement", a news report said Friday. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Han's remarks on the North's readiness to conduct a nuclear test and even go to war reveal the "true colors of North Korea's government that is bellicose and a breaker of regulations". (more...)
Korea conflict 'at any moment' Korea conflict 'at any moment'
- April 15, 2017

There are reports of activity at a nuclear test site in North Korea ahead of tomorrow's 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung, which have fuelled speculation it could carry out a sixth test. But Beijing has long opposed dramatic action against Pyongyang, fearing the regime's collapse would send a flood of refugees across its borders and leave the U.S. (more...)
Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail — FGM Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail — FGM
- April 14, 2017

Twenty-five USA states also have laws prohibiting the practice . The victim said she took off her trousers and underwear and Nagarwala "pinched" her on the "place (where) she goes pee". The specific cases claim that a pair of girls traveled from MI to Minnesota in order to see the doctor in February. In spite of pain down to her ankle that made it hard to walk, Nagarwala told her she was fine. (more...)
Man dies in horror bus roll-over on Victoria's Great Ocean Road
- April 14, 2017

A 38-year-old man has been killed at Apollo Bay, after a bus careered off the Great Ocean Road and rolled. Another person was trapped beneath the bus, but was freed and taken to hospital in a serious condition. The World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce is arranging for the families of those injured to travel to Melbourne. The driver of the bus has also been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (more...)
North Korea shows activity at nuclear site
- April 14, 2017

Tensions are high in the Korean peninsula with North Korean observers fearing that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct another nuclear detonation soon . Trump diverted the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group towards the Korean peninsula last weekend in a show of force to try to deter North Korea from conducting another nuclear test or launching more missiles to coincide with important events and anniversaries. (more...)
OSHA: Probe of boiler blast could take months OSHA: Probe of boiler blast could take months
- April 14, 2017

Louis. The explosion happened Monday morning at the Loy-Lange Box Company, a custom box manufacturer located in an industrial area of south St. Louis. More than sixty-five firefighters of the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a call within 15 minutes. In November of 2014, an inspection revealed defective equipment, and Lange Box paid just over $6,500 in fines. (more...)
Big Jolt To Congress As Veteran Delhi Congress Leader AK Walia Resigns Big Jolt To Congress As Veteran Delhi Congress Leader AK Walia Resigns
- April 14, 2017

The veteran party leader claimed that tickets for the elections to Municipal Corporation of Delhi were being sold for money. The party has also given 144 tickets to women candidates, exceeding the mandated reservation of half of the 272 seats in the three municipal corporations for women. (more...)
Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan
- April 10, 2017

It has used the anniversary in previous years to test-fire the intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile and to launch long-range rockets to try to put satellites into orbit. North Korea is pushing hard to upgrade its weapons systems to cope with what it calls USA hostility. Rather than continue its tough talk on North Korea, Markey told CNN's "New Day" on Thursday that Trump should ask Xi "to tighten the screws" with economic sanctions. (more...)
Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to be hanged in Pakistan Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to be hanged in Pakistan
- April 10, 2017

Today, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence awarded by FGCM. "He confessed before a magistrate and the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise sabotage activities", said the ISPR's statement. While Pakistan had been claiming Jadhav is a commander-rank officer with the Indian Navy, India has rejected the allegation and maintained that he retired from the Navy in 2002 and was now a businessman. (more...)
CNN's Jake Tapper calls out Ivanka Trump's hypocrisy on Syria CNN's Jake Tapper calls out Ivanka Trump's hypocrisy on Syria
- April 09, 2017

I didn't see you in 2013.... If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please help us stay in our country. It seems like the obvious question to ask, but Tapper received this interesting clapback from Cate Long, a former Reuters reporter. (more...)
Melania Trump Shortened Her $5500 Red Dress to Host China's First Lady Melania Trump Shortened Her $5500 Red Dress to Host China's First Lady
- April 09, 2017

At the civics lesson, the teacher informed Trump and Liyuan that the class was working on a project concerning 20th-century conflict. At the Bak Middle School of the Arts , Peng on Friday took a tour of classrooms, watched performances by students and talked with them, Xinhua news agency reported. (more...)
Police release photos of suspects wanted in stink bomb blast on TTC Police release photos of suspects wanted in stink bomb blast on TTC
- April 09, 2017

George to Union stations, for just under an hour. The two men identified as suspects were reportedly seen on the southbound platform at St.George subway station shortly before the smell was detected. Police confirmed in a statement they believe the item thrown was a 'novelty stink bomb, ' and that they believe the suspects meant to cause panic. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-5200, or to call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477. (more...)
President Donald Trump storms out of crucial meeting President Donald Trump storms out of crucial meeting
- April 08, 2017

He also stated that the orders would end any doubt regarding the President's resolve to fix the trade problems. The executive orders came a week after Trump's promise to replace Obamacare imploded in Congress and a week before he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, a summit that promises to be fraught with trade tensions. (more...)

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