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Left-leaning Rio city councillor Marielle Franco gunned down in Brazil Left-leaning Rio city councillor Marielle Franco gunned down in Brazil
- March 16, 2018

Marielle Franco , 38, a rising star in the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), was killed along with her driver on Rio's risky north side around 9:30 p.m. Ms. Franco, 38, was a black , gay woman from Maré, one of the city's most violent favelas, who became a human-rights activist and then an elected politician - an exceedingly rare figure in a country where white men from a traditional elite still predominate in politics. (more...)
Iran says Saudi crown prince is a 'delusional,' calls for dialog Iran says Saudi crown prince is a 'delusional,' calls for dialog
- March 16, 2018

The warrant, which was issued in December, comes at a sensitive time in French-Saudi relations. He was then asked whether Saudi Arabia sought nuclear weapons to counter Iran. Saudi officials grew furious with the Obama administration for its push with other world powers to reach an agreement placing limits on Iran's nuclear capabilities. (more...)
Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again
- March 16, 2018

The flu season starts in October and runs through May. At this time past year, just 68 deaths were reported. With the flu shot only being 36 percent effective this year against the H3N2 virus, many may wonder if a flu shot is even worth getting and if it will provide enough protection to help prevent getting the flu. (more...)
UNRWA gets $100 million in new aid after U.S. cuts UNRWA gets $100 million in new aid after U.S. cuts
- March 16, 2018

Washington donates about $350 million a year to UNRWA, which was founded in 1949 to aid Palestinian refugees , but so far this year has handed over $60 million. According to Gunness, existing funds will only allow the agency to carry on with operations until summertime, and so a "sustainable financial footing" is required. (more...)
3 tons of gold spill onto Russian runway after plane door glitch 3 tons of gold spill onto Russian runway after plane door glitch
- March 15, 2018

According to local reports, the plane's hatch door snapped during lift-off. Some 200 bars, each weighing about 20kg (44 pounds), were then scattered across the runway. No one was injured in the incident. The cargo was reported to be owned by Chukota Mining and Geological company. The An-12 diverted to Magan airfield, situated about 11km west of the main Yakutsk worldwide airport. (more...)
Terrorists target BJP leader Anwar Khan in Pulwama, PSO injured Terrorists target BJP leader Anwar Khan in Pulwama, PSO injured
- March 15, 2018

The gunfight erupted at Khonmoh village in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, after militants attacked security guards of a local pro-India politician. The militants, according to police sources, were part of the Zakir Musa's Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, which has been in headlines since its formation in July. (more...)
Russian Federation extends pause in Syrian rebel enclave outside Damascus Russian Federation extends pause in Syrian rebel enclave outside Damascus
- March 15, 2018

Amnesty International, however, accused the Syrian and Russian governments and other participants in the war Thursday of failing to end "the suffering of millions of Syrians" and to stop attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta and Afrin. The regime's news agency SANA said five civilians died of their wounds after shelling on Damascus. Damascus and Moscow have ignored a February 25 U.N. (more...)
US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel nominations US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel nominations
- March 16, 2018

She's a decorated clandestine officer with more than three decades of experience. Paul said he is opposing Haspel, the CIA's current deputy director, because she participated in the agency's torture program under former president George W. (more...)
Demi Lovato celebrates six years of sobriety Demi Lovato celebrates six years of sobriety
- March 15, 2018

The " Sorry Not Sorry " singer took to Twitter late Wednesday night (March 14) to celebrate six years without drugs or alcohol. "Just officially turned 6 years sober ", Lovato tweeted Thursday morning. This is a large reason that Lovato is so relatable to her fan base She is even offering free mental health counseling to fans on her " Tell Me You Love Me " tour. (more...)
One dead after pedestrian bridge collapses in Florida
- March 15, 2018

The 950-ton bridge went up on Saturday. He did not know at 2:15 p.m. how many people were injured or if anyone died. According to CBS Miami , one person has been rushed "as a trauma alert" to a nearby hospital. In the video below, you can see and hear details of what's going on in the area. FIU's student radio station tweeted that the bridge had been under construction and there are reports of workers stuck underneath the rubble. (more...)
Deputy never entered building during Parkland, Fla., school massacre Deputy never entered building during Parkland, Fla., school massacre
- March 16, 2018

The video released Thursday shows Peterson going toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but stayed outside with his handgun drawn. BSO policy calls for deputies to engage an active shooter and eliminate the threat. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before the start of a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Florida, Feb. (more...)
Give me peace, I will give you prosperity, Mamata tells Darjeeling
- March 15, 2018

You ensure peace in the Hills and that itself will bring in a lot more investment here", she said, addressing the people of Darjeeling . "There is no cause of fear". "That is our assurance", Banerjee said here after inaugurating the first "Hill Business Summit", almost six months after the longest ever shutdown in the Darjeeling hills was withdrawn. (more...)
The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia Joins Soulcalibur 6 The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia Joins Soulcalibur 6
- March 15, 2018

Gamers will also be able to fight in Kaer Morhen - home keep of the School of the Wolf. The race to stop Nightmare and destroy the Soul Edge with the famed sword of good, Soul Calibur , is the root of the series' lore, and Soulcalibur VI will "revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters", says developer Bandai Namco . (more...)
Young Children Believed to Be in Danger After Being Taken by Father Young Children Believed to Be in Danger After Being Taken by Father
- March 15, 2018

Authorities say Lynn Roby, 3, and Jordyn Washington, 2, were taken by their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington, on Wednesday. Authorities say 27-year-old Lakisha Robie died early Wednesday after the shooting in Markham. Illinois State Police said they could be headed anywhere in the state. Wednesday afternoon, Washington then picked up the kids, who were staying with a family friend. (more...)
Warm & Windy Thursday Raises Fire Danger Across Oklahoma Warm & Windy Thursday Raises Fire Danger Across Oklahoma
- March 15, 2018

Today there will be west southwest wind of 6 to 14 miles per hour, gusting to 18 miles per hour, along with humidity as low as 15 percent, warm temperatures and dry grass. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected. Sunday looks a bit drier before a stronger cold front arrives by Monday into Tuesday, giving us a better chances of showers and isolated thunderstorms. (more...)
Trump's communications director steps down Trump's communications director steps down
- March 15, 2018

The resignation was not tied to her testimony, the White House said . Add another name to the long list of former Donald Trump administration senior staffers. And here's the other fun fact about Hope Hicks . Her family was friends with the Trumps, and she was once a model for Ralph Lauren. Another aide to US President Donald Trump is leaving the White House. (more...)
Queen gives formal consent for grandson Harry to marry Markle Queen gives formal consent for grandson Harry to marry Markle
- March 15, 2018

According to The Daily Express, the former Suits actress had to undergo kidnap training as part of her crash course on being a royal , just in case she was ever abducted or her life was in danger. British retailer Marks & Spencer received a publicity boost in January when Markle was photographed wearing one of its £45 jumpers during a visit to a London radio station. (more...)
Joshee takes charge as acting Chief Justice of Supreme Court Joshee takes charge as acting Chief Justice of Supreme Court
- March 15, 2018

According to the judicial secretariat, Mr. Parajuli's date of birth is August 5, 1952. In a brief telephone interview, however, Mr. Parajuli, who assumed his position just eight months ago, insisted that his birthday was April 28, 1953, meaning he was still 64 and could remain in office. (more...)
Louisville senior Anas Mahmoud: Cardinals not emotionally ready for NIT Louisville senior Anas Mahmoud: Cardinals not emotionally ready for NIT
- March 15, 2018

Louisville will begin its quest for an NIT championship Tuesday night against Northern Kentucky. "They send the invite, and you have to do it in parallel, that if you do fall to the NIT, that you will indeed accept the bid", he said. The University of Louisville (20-13) was left out of the field for the NCAA Tournament, but the Cards will play in the NIT. "I'm sure they did have conversations among themselves in the last however many days", Padgett said when asked about the vote . (more...)
Powerball winning numbers for 03/14/2018; jackpot $420 million Powerball winning numbers for 03/14/2018; jackpot $420 million
- March 15, 2018

Winnings for Mega Millions and Powerball combined now totals more than $800 million. "So your odds of winning are the same for any set of numbers", Dr. The drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338. The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games. (more...)

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