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Florida prosecutors intend to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter Florida prosecutors intend to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter
- March 13, 2018

Those factors include Cruz's prior criminal record, the "heinous, atrocious and cruel" nature of the crime, and the "cold, calculated and premeditated" manner in which it was carried out. This decision means that south Florida will likely see a lengthy prosecution with emotional testimony about what unfolded inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (more...)
Para athlete from Russia Rumyantseva wins gold in biathlon at 2018 Paralympics Para athlete from Russia Rumyantseva wins gold in biathlon at 2018 Paralympics
- March 13, 2018

The Paralympics will see 567 athletes from 49 countries compete for medals in 80 disciplines until March 18. At the summer Games achievements of Ukrainian Paralympic athletes are even more impressive: in Atlanta-1996, Sydney-2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016 "blue-yellow" team won the 374 medals (125, 115, 134)! In the stands of the Alpensia Biathlon Centre, spectators watching the North's first Winter Paralympians welcomed their presence as a sign ... (more...)
Defuse tension along Assam-Mizoram Border- Rajnath Singh Defuse tension along Assam-Mizoram Border- Rajnath Singh
- March 13, 2018

In a letter to Chief Minister, Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla today, Union Home Minister Singh urged him to prevent the asssembly of people at Bairabi as a step towards defusing the situation. Stating that the alleged brutal attack on students journalists as "unfortunate", the minister said such "inhuman action should not be repeated anymore". (more...)
Video shows USA marshal fatally shooting defendant who rushed witness stand Video shows USA marshal fatally shooting defendant who rushed witness stand
- March 13, 2018

Marshal, fired four shots, killing Angilau. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell , the judge who released the footage, dismissed a lawsuit from the Angilau family. However, Angilau's family thinks a jury should see the video to decide if the marshal used appropriate force, according to the family attorney Robert Sykes . (more...)
ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids
- March 13, 2018

They pointed to her public warning of a pending raid, which she issued on February 24, just as the operation was about to begin. Schwab took issue with the assertion that Schaff's warning resulted in several hundred people escaping arrest. (more...)
United Kingdom counter-terror police probe 'unexplained' death of Russian businessman United Kingdom counter-terror police probe 'unexplained' death of Russian businessman
- March 13, 2018

Police said the death was not linked to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. Glushkov's death has done nothing to play down fears amid a highly charged political climate with commentators quickly linking it to Salisbury. (more...)
China To Create New Ministries, Merge Financial Regulators In Shake-Up China To Create New Ministries, Merge Financial Regulators In Shake-Up
- March 13, 2018

China's central bank will take over the functions of drafting important laws and regulations for the banking and insurance industries, which are now assumed by CIRC and CBRC. China will form a powerful new competition regulator in a bid to ramp up oversight of mergers and acquisitions and price-fixing as the world's second-largest economy seeks to make policymaking more efficient and coordinated. (more...)
Police investigate new suspicious package sent to MP at Westminster Police investigate new suspicious package sent to MP at Westminster
- March 13, 2018

Two people have been taken to hospital as a precaution after the package was reportedly sent to Labour's Mohammed Yasin, the MP for Bedford. All four suspicious letters sent to MPs have been found in the Norman Shaw north building in Westminster, which houses MPs' offices and is linked by a walkway to Portcullis House. (more...)
Tour bus falls off ravine on I-10, multiple helicopters respond Tour bus falls off ravine on I-10, multiple helicopters respond
- March 13, 2018

The passengers are reportedly mostly band members from Channel View High School in Texas. Officials from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department and Mobile Fire and Rescue said the ravine is estimated to be between 50 to 60 feet deep. "Everybody is being transferred to a hospital to at least be checked out", he added. Our sister site AL.com says I-10 was closed in both directions near the crash site and traffic was being diverted at exit 49 to Highway 59. (more...)
Donald Trump's Personal Assistant Is Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes' Donald Trump's Personal Assistant Is Under Investigation for 'Serious Financial Crimes'
- March 13, 2018

In particular, WSJ indicated there was an issue with his security clearance. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to discuss the situation with the Journal , saying, "We do not comment on personnel matters". Trump's 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that he will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations. The former personal assistant was removed due to trouble with his security clearance and is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security ... (more...)
Plea before SC: No lawmakers as lawyers Plea before SC: No lawmakers as lawyers
- March 13, 2018

Foreign lawyers and law firms can not practice or open offices in India, the Supreme Court has held. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the judgments of the Madras High Court in A.K. Interestingly, past year in January, the ministry of commerce and industry on January 3 amended a rule allowing foreign law firms to set up offices and advise clients from Indian Special Economic Zones (SEZs). (more...)
Buhari declines assent to amendment to Electoral Act bill Buhari declines assent to amendment to Electoral Act bill
- March 13, 2018

Both the Senate and House of Representatives agreed to the earlier amendment by the House of Representatives that the National Assembly election will come first, followed by governorship and state Houses of Assembly and finally the Presidential election which will now come last. (more...)
University lectures' strike is off as both parties walk back pension demands University lectures' strike is off as both parties walk back pension demands
- March 13, 2018

Further disruption to the examination period was also threatened by strikes. The newspaper said the interim arrangement would come into effect from April next year if the parties agree to it. Employers and union leaders have struck a deal on reforming United Kingdom university pensions, raising hopes that strike action which is into its fourth week could soon be suspended. (more...)
United Nations blames hate posts on Facebook for Rohingya crisis United Nations blames hate posts on Facebook for Rohingya crisis
- March 13, 2018

The UN's top official on preventing genocide said on Tuesday (Mar 13) efforts were made to "cleanse" the Rohingya and that returning the persecuted Muslim minority to Myanmar risked further atrocities against them. "I'm afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast", Lee told reporters. Calls have been mounting for the creation of a UN-backed investigation to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar. (more...)
Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with Mike Pompeo Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with Mike Pompeo
- March 13, 2018

Trump designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director, but Cordray named a deputy director as his replacement, triggering a political and legal battle. Last week , Trump accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May. At 11:17AM ET (15:17 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 60.97 points, or 0.39 percent, to 15,665.76. (more...)
SBI slashes minimum balance charges, here's how much you will pay now SBI slashes minimum balance charges, here's how much you will pay now
- March 13, 2018

In a move that will benefit 25 crore customers of the bank, SBI reduced charges for non-maintenance of average minimum balance by upto 75 per cent. Now, The charges for non-maintenance of AMB customers in Metro cities ( Mumbai , Delhi, Kolkata) and Urban centres have been reduced from 50Rs per month to 15Rs per month. (more...)
President Trump replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State with Mike Pompeo President Trump replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State with Mike Pompeo
- March 13, 2018

Gina Haspel will take over as director of the CIA, Trump said. The former ExxonMobil CEO's nomination as head of the State Department passed a Senate panel by a 11-10 party line vote January 23. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in the position. Tillerson also appeared out of the loop last week when Trump announced he would meet with North Korea's leader and become the first sitting US president to do so. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee condole loss of lives in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee condole loss of lives in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack
- March 13, 2018

Two jawans out of eleven in the vehicle sustained injuries and were airlifted to Raipur for treatment. Also, reports are coming that the forces are conducting the area-domination operation in the forest of Kistaram when the Maoists blew up the CRPF's mine-protected vehicle. (more...)
Aadhaar linking: SC extends deadline indefinitely Aadhaar linking: SC extends deadline indefinitely
- March 13, 2018

The issue of the mandatory Aadhaar linking has been under scrutiny for a while now, and multiple application for the extension of its deadline have been applied and approved in a few instance. This extension, however, will not apply to availing services and subsidies under section 7 of Act, reports said. The government had made it to link Aadhaar with welfare schemes insisting that it was necessary to weed out benami deals and black money. (more...)
2 hospitalized after shooting at Florida business 2 hospitalized after shooting at Florida business
- March 13, 2018

A relative of the two men heard the shots, ran inside and shot Bliss, Lusczynski said. The family member entered the office and subsequently shot Bliss. The relative who shot Bliss is reportedly cooperating with authorities. It was not known if the person who shot Bliss will face criminal charges. Bliss also has numerous arrests in Hillsborough County for crimes that include multiple arrests for domestic violence, battery, and assault. (more...)

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