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United States helicopter crashes in western Iraq United States helicopter crashes in western Iraq
- March 16, 2018

The Defense Department has confirmed that an incident has occurred involving one of its helicopters in Iraq, as reports emerged that a Chinook crashed near the country's border with Syria. If fatalities are confirmed, it marks the first fatal helicopter crash since the USA operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in 2014. There are approximately 5,262 USA service members in Iraq, according to the Pentagon. (more...)
'Haunted by the tragedy,' Columbine joins U.S. gun violence walkouts 'Haunted by the tragedy,' Columbine joins U.S. gun violence walkouts
- March 16, 2018

Liza Viktore stood with a small group of supporters on the other side of 80th Street, carrying a sign that read "Your voice and safety matter". "18th century laws can not regulate 21st century weapons", one read. Senator Mazie K. Hirono also joined thousands of students, including 22 from Kauaʻi High School, at the US Capitol for the National School Walkout Rally to call for sensible gun safety legislation and an end to gun violence . (more...)
Eastern Ghouta, the war-ravaged suburb of Damascus Eastern Ghouta, the war-ravaged suburb of Damascus
- March 16, 2018

Yesterday, a fresh bombardment left at least three civilians dead in nearby towns in Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . It said one of its rescue workers was killed in an air strike in Hazeh on Thursday. The area is supposedly one of four de-escalation zones created in May 2017 in an agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran to quell fighting between rebel forces and the regime, but Mr Assad says al-Qaeda backed fighters in the area are not covered by the deal. (more...)
Trump Has Decided To Fire McMaster Trump Has Decided To Fire McMaster
- March 16, 2018

Removing McMaster would follow several high-level changes in the Trump White House in the last week. In recent weeks, Trump confidant and White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Gary Cohn, his chief economic adviser, have stepped down. (more...)
Texas Tech vs. Stephen F Texas Tech vs. Stephen F
- March 16, 2018

The Law firm of Smith and Smith combined for 19 points, 14 boards and 4 blocks providing most of the highlight plays from the game. Stephen F. Austin finished the first half with a flourish and received 3-pointers from Canete, Holyfield and senior guard Ty Charles in the first 2:12 of the second half to take a 39-31 lead. (more...)
Bypolls: SP, RJD inflict shock defeat on BJP Bypolls: SP, RJD inflict shock defeat on BJP
- March 16, 2018

The turnaround looks even more remarkable as in 2014, the BJP had won both seats by over 3,00,000 votes, defeating both the SP and the BSP put together by a long stretch. With these results, the BJP's tally in the Lok Sabha is set to come down to 272 seats. After the enormous victory of the saffron party in both state as well as Centre, BJP was in full form and was winning state elections after elections (governments in 22 states) and was still believing that with PM Narendra Modi's ... (more...)
Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast Trump Administration backs away from push for drilling off Northwest coast
- March 16, 2018

Zinke also referenced a report last week by The Associated Press that the Interior Department is spending almost $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in his private office at the agency's headquarters. Angus King, I-Maine, asked Zinke if he would consider taking Maine off the list of potential offshore drilling sites, Zinke said his decision was made in the name of fairness. (more...)
Queen in The Crown paid less than consort Queen in The Crown paid less than consort
- March 16, 2018

The actress Claire Foy , who charmed critics and fans as a young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series " The Crown ", was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith , who played the queen's husband, executive producers acknowledged on Tuesday at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem. (more...)
Terrifying explosion rips through chemical plant as witnesses hear 'big kaboom' Terrifying explosion rips through chemical plant as witnesses hear 'big kaboom'
- March 16, 2018

The plant had collapsed as of noon, the sheriff confirmed. The blast rocked the Tri Chem Industries plant around 9:45 a.m., according to a statement from the Fort Worth Fire Department, one of several departments working the fire. Winds are blowing north at about 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour or more, heading toward Parker County. Cornett said that the wind was carrying black smoke and fumes emanating from the plant away from residents, but that the city could ... (more...)
South Africa slams Australia visa plan for white farmers South Africa slams Australia visa plan for white farmers
- March 16, 2018

On Wednesday, Mr Dutton revealed he had asked his department to "look at options" to help the country's "white farmers", citing recent reports of violent attacks. The government has been buying back land from white farmers for years but has been frustrated by slow progress in increasing the percentage of black ownership. (more...)
Most and Least Happy Countries Most and Least Happy Countries
- March 16, 2018

The United States fell to 18th place from 14th a year ago. The least happy nation, according to the index, is Burundi in East Africa. The UK and U.S. came in at 19th and 18th places respectively. Haiti, which was hit by a strong quake in 2010 and several hurricanes after that, is ranked 148. The biggest jump was made by Togo, which went up 17 places in just one year. (more...)
Woman Charged With Murder In Clinton Police Shooting Woman Charged With Murder In Clinton Police Shooting
- March 16, 2018

While executing a search warrant on the property, police found Widger's purse, which they said contained what appeared to be marijuana, methamphetamine and pills, Kansas City's Fox 4 reported . She had been in jail following the shooting on drug charges. She had previously been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and with keeping or maintaining a public nuisance. (more...)
Camper dangles from highway overpass after crash Camper dangles from highway overpass after crash
- March 16, 2018

The driver of an SUV towing the camper lost control and slammed into a wall. Authorities responded to a camper dangling off an expressway bridge in St. There were no reported injuries in the crash or its aftermath, fire rescue officials said. Traffic cameras in the area and tweets from the fire rescue department show a camper dangling from the interstate overpass near the site of the crash. (more...)
Tillerson's ouster at State may grant Trump more freedom Tillerson's ouster at State may grant Trump more freedom
- March 16, 2018

Tillerson's dismissal continues a period of extraordinary turbulence for the administration, which has seen a record level of turnover among top staffers and Cabinet officials. The move would mean the USA is no longer bound by the pact, and could prompt Iran to reciprocate with walking out of nuclear deal. "There have been other names that have been floated to be potential Central Intelligence Agency directors in the Trump Administration, who are really hard-line, right-wing sort of ... (more...)
Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman to death in Aldi Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman to death in Aldi
- March 16, 2018

It happened just before Christmas. He tracked Mrs Willsher's auto with a satellite-enabled device and calmly strolled into the supermarket in Skipton, North Yorkshire, with an armoury of weapons, including an axe concealed under a jacket, to find his victim, who smiled at him. (more...)
Two terrorists killed, three policemen injured in Srinagar gunfight Two terrorists killed, three policemen injured in Srinagar gunfight
- March 16, 2018

In the ensuing firing, one policeman identified as Bilal Ahmad suffered injures. S P Vaid confirmed the incident, saying an operation was going on to flush out the terrorists. The clashes disrupted normal life in the town while shopkeepers lowered their shutters. "The incident happened outside the institute where the PSOs were present", it said adding that the PSOs "repulsed the attack while exhibiting extreme caution to avoid any collateral damage leading the militants to flee from the spot". (more...)
Tamil Nadu assembly urges centre to set up Cauvery board Tamil Nadu assembly urges centre to set up Cauvery board
- March 16, 2018

The apex court, while delivering the much-awaited verdict, reduced Tamilnadu's quantum by 14.75 tmcft to 177.25 tmcft citing the need to supply drinking water to Bengaluru city (4.75 tmcft). A special sitting of the Tamil Nadu Assemblybegan on Thursday evening to discuss the vexatious Cauvery row with Karnataka. The House then unanimously approved the resolution. (more...)
TN govt presents revenue deficit budget; Oppn stages walkout TN govt presents revenue deficit budget; Oppn stages walkout
- March 16, 2018

Panneerselvam said the state-government owned Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency would enter into an MoU with public sector Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. In a move to boost textile industry in the state, which is the capital of knitwear and various textile products, Tamil Nadu Government is planning to introduce a New Integrated Textile Policy . (more...)
Telangana Budget: Rs 25000 allocated to irrigation sector Telangana Budget: Rs 25000 allocated to irrigation sector
- March 16, 2018

For overall irrigation projects across the state, a whopping Rs 25,000 crore has been allocated. Further the government allocates Rs 1800 crore for Mission Bhagiratha scheme under which it will give piped water to all the households in the state. (more...)
Surveillance video shows armed deputy officer remained outside during Florida shooting Surveillance video shows armed deputy officer remained outside during Florida shooting
- March 16, 2018

Peterson was armed but stayed outside the building, authorities said . After the staffer knocks on the door, the two quickly walk away and drive off in a golf cart. The bulk of the 27-minute video released by authorities is of an empty sidewalk at the school. Later, he can be seen standing idly near the freshman building's entrance. (more...)

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