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Putin Wins 4th Term With Record Mandate Putin Wins 4th Term With Record Mandate
- March 20, 2018

Most of the voters AFP spoke to said they had backed Putin despite Russia's problems of poverty and poor healthcare, praising his foreign policies. In response, London expelled 23 Russian diplomats, prompting a tit-for-tat move by Moscow . Russian officials denounced both cases as efforts to interfere in the Russian election. (more...)
Putin wins big to seal fourth term amid rigging allegations Putin wins big to seal fourth term amid rigging allegations
- March 20, 2018

It means Putin will rule until 2024, when he will be 71 and obliged by law to step down. Director of the Lenin State Farm Pavel Grudinin, nominated by the Communist Party of Russia, is second with 11.80% of the vote, while leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky is third with 5.66%. (more...)
Indians held by ISIS have been killed, informs Sushma Swaraj Indians held by ISIS have been killed, informs Sushma Swaraj
- March 20, 2018

In July past year, Swaraj had told Parliament that there was no evidence to state that they were killed by the Islamic terrorists, adding that she would not commit the sin of declaring them dead. The government had been attacked by Opposition including the Congress of misleading the country by saying that the prisoners were in a prison in Badush in Mosul. (more...)
Woman Arrested for Hitting 90-Year old Grandmother in Kerala Woman Arrested for Hitting 90-Year old Grandmother in Kerala
- March 20, 2018

While the helpless old woman cried in pain, Deepa continued to hit her. She is booked for assaulting elderly persons. She has also been taken into custody though her offences are bailable. Even though neighbours have complained against Deepa earlier, the police was unable to press charges due to lack of evidence. "On my interaction with Deepa and others, I felt she is also mentally disturbed and the family is also passing through heavy financial issues", he said. (more...)
"House Of Horrors" Siblings Released From California Medical Center
- March 20, 2018

Previously, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin has said the home school was used to hide a life of horror and abuse, where the children were beaten and starved , chained to their beds for weeks at a time and allowed to shower only once a year. (more...)
Body of missing Australian woman found in frozen Canadian lake Body of missing Australian woman found in frozen Canadian lake
- March 20, 2018

Police say Raspa's family in Australia has been notified and they and the coroner are invesitgating. Australian news reports at the time said Raspa was from Perth and moved to Canada in May of past year. She had boarded a bus from near the restaurant but later texted some friends to say she was lost, Nine News reported. A four month investigation and search for Alison turned up nothing until this past Friday, when a bystander discovered her remains in the thawing Alpha Lake. (more...)
Syrian Regimes Given Deadline to Hrasta as Evacuations Continue in Eastern Ghouta Syrian Regimes Given Deadline to Hrasta as Evacuations Continue in Eastern Ghouta
- March 20, 2018

Video obtained by Reuters showed civilians including women and children walking back to their homes through streets strewn with rubble and lined with damaged buildings. . On Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 30 people were killed in a Saturday morning airstrike on Zamalka that hit a group of people trying to flee into regime-controlled areas. (more...)
ACLU Statement on White House Nondisclosure Agreements | American Civil Liberties Union ACLU Statement on White House Nondisclosure Agreements | American Civil Liberties Union
- March 20, 2018

Amid reports that President Donald Trump demanded that his senior staffers sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)-and threatened them with huge financial penalties if they breached the contracts-civil liberties advocates and legal experts said the documents show blatant disregard for public employees' constitutional rights. (more...)
South Korea, US military drills to resume despite thaw with North South Korea, US military drills to resume despite thaw with North
- March 20, 2018

The drills, which were put on hold during the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will start back up again on April 1, according to the Pentagon. The exercises, code-named Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, will involve some 23,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Korean troops. The South Korean officials had told Trump that Kim voiced a commitment to the "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and pledged to refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests while ... (more...)
Mississippi's GOP governor imposes 15-week abortion ban, nation's toughest Mississippi's GOP governor imposes 15-week abortion ban, nation's toughest
- March 20, 2018

Abortion rights advocates have said the measure targets the state's only abortion provider, the Jackson Women's Health Organization. Dr. Sacheen Carr-Ellis, in a sworn statement, says she'll have to stop providing abortions to women past the 15 week ban, or else lose her MS medical license, as House Bill 1510 requires. (more...)
Relief for Bihar CM as court rejects petition Relief for Bihar CM as court rejects petition
- March 20, 2018

Without naming anyone, Nitish said he would neither compromise with corruption nor side with divisive politics of any party. He met me last night and we discussed many issues. Urging NDA to follow its "sabka saath, sabka vikas" slogan in letter and spirit, Union minister Paswan had said on Saturday: "NDA needs to take along all sections of the society". (more...)
Limerick beat Clare after 100 minutes and free-taking shootout Limerick beat Clare after 100 minutes and free-taking shootout
- March 20, 2018

In fact, he scored Clare's last seven points from a combination of frees and play to amass 15 points in all in normal time. Then Niall Deasy struck his second effort wide, leaving Ryan with the opportunity to win it for Limerick . John Conlon pointed Clare into the lead in the third minute of the second period and this point still separated the teams as the game entered one minute of added time. (more...)
South Korean military exercises to begin April 1
- March 20, 2018

A postponed South Korea-US joint military exercise will resume April 1, South Korean and the US militaries said Tuesday, with the scope of field-training Foal Eagle to be halved in length from two months to one. But the communist state has been largely mum since a South Korean delegation returned from Pyongyang and said Kim had expressed a desire to meet with President Donald Trump as soon as possible. (more...)
North snubbed in Throne Speech says Nipissing MPP North snubbed in Throne Speech says Nipissing MPP
- March 20, 2018

In a statement Thursday, Wynne said that the changing economy has placed an "unfair burden" on some Ontarians. "What Doug Ford's suggesting is actually going backwards in status quo", she said. It also contained promises for later in the child's life cycle, saying it would expand the program that now offers free tuition to thousands of people. (more...)
Facebook Security Chief Plans to Step Down Facebook Security Chief Plans to Step Down
- March 20, 2018

Prior to his hiring at Facebook in 2015, Stamos was Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo. The California-based social media giant is facing an onslaught of criticism at home and overseas over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members. (more...)
Missing Teen Found In Mexico With Friend's Father Missing Teen Found In Mexico With Friend's Father
- March 20, 2018

Esterly is a 45 year-old father of four with his wife, Stacy Esterly . An Amber Alert had been issued for the teen in Mexico after police discovered Yu and Kevin Esterly had boarded one-way flights from Philadelphia to Cancun with a layover in Dallas sometime after she was reported missing on March 5. (more...)
Pope says men who pay for sex are 'sick,' prostitution is torture Pope says men who pay for sex are 'sick,' prostitution is torture
- March 20, 2018

Pope Francis said he had personally read some of the emails regarding the questionnaire posted online by the Synod Secretariat and had been struck by the responses of numerous young people. Francis acknowledged that even though women are often in a better position to help these young girls, they can also be the ones selling them, even by fellow believers. (more...)
Finland is world's happiest country Finland is world's happiest country
- March 20, 2018

And that's not forgetting other plentiful attractions like skiing and saunas and, for children of all ages, Santa Claus. The Nordic nation headed up the 156-country ranking, followed by last year's victor Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. (more...)
Fighter pilot blamed by Russian Federation for downing Malaysian Airlines plane found dead Fighter pilot blamed by Russian Federation for downing Malaysian Airlines plane found dead
- March 20, 2018

As reported by local media, on March 18, acting CEO of the Mykolayiv Airport, former war pilot Vladyslav Voloshyn shot himself in the chest in his home. The Dutch Safety Board concluded the Buk was brought across the border into Ukraine that day and moved back afterwards. The Joint Investigation Team later determined that the missile system was driven from Russian Federation to Ukraine shortly before the, fired from a field that was, and then taken back to Russian Federation. (more...)
Chip gear maker KLA-Tencor to buy Orbotech for $3.4 bln
- March 20, 2018

The stock has a market cap of $18,863.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.07 and a beta of 1.43. The company had a trading volume of 1,673,648 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,483,536. Shares for $177,536 were sold by Bjornholt James Eric. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc sold 190,838 shares as the company's stock rose 15.06% with the market. (more...)

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