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1 killed, 4 injured in Kashmir grenade blast 1 killed, 4 injured in Kashmir grenade blast
- May 01, 2017

The attack resulted in wounding of policemen and pedestrians. All the injured were rushed to a hospital where Ghulam Mohammad Khan (65) died, the official said. "One civilian was killed and five others have sustained injuries", a senior police officer said, adding, "all injured have been taken to the SHMS hospital for treatment". (more...)
Trump's visa changes could favor more skilled, higher wage workers Trump's visa changes could favor more skilled, higher wage workers
- May 01, 2017

Defending the H1-B system, many US technology firms said that they cannot find enough skilled American workers, arguing that scrapping the program could cause foreign students studying math and science in the United Sates to leave the country after finishing college or graduate school. (more...)
Thomas family releases statement; wants to 'focus on recovery'
- May 01, 2017

But Cummins' attorney, public defender Ben Galloway, told a very different story, saying Thomas went willingly with Cummins. "These allegations do not involve force, threats or coercion", Galloway said. She was somewhat surprised that even I had been on interviews pleading for her to come home. The judge read Tad Cummins his charges , including transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity across state lines. (more...)
Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off
- May 01, 2017

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hit Karen Handel in a $450,000 ad campaign deriding her as "just another career politician", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . President Trump took credit for helping to block Democrat John Ossoff from getting an outright win in a congressional special election in Georgia. "This is a case of Democratic Party supporters taking a shot at Donald Trump; they can't because that election is over, so they take a shot at the party ... (more...)
Indian minister gifts wooden bats to brides to beat drunk husbands Indian minister gifts wooden bats to brides to beat drunk husbands
- May 01, 2017

Bhargava says the messages on the wooden bats were designed as more of a preventive measure against domestic abuse and are not meant to instigate violence. "They (women) are also subjected to physical violence", Bhargava explained to the Press Trust of India . The pledge was popular with women voters, who blame alcohol for much of the state's domestic and sexual violence, and for depleting the income of poor families. (more...)
Appealing for calm, China says USA wants talks on North Korea Appealing for calm, China says USA wants talks on North Korea
- May 01, 2017

As the brown bomber jacket-clad vice president was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched from a short distance away, one taking multiple photographs of the American visitor. "We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan", Pence said in Tokyo before a lunch with Abe. (more...)
Kejriwal afraid of defeat, says BJP MP Maheish Girri Kejriwal afraid of defeat, says BJP MP Maheish Girri
- May 01, 2017

The BJP has been in power at the municipal corporation for the last 10 years, but has been facing criticism for shoddy work. This is also the first time Bihar's Janata Dal (U) are fighting the MCD polls. And he insisted the only reason the AAP lost the assembly by-poll from Rajouri Garden here this month was because voters were upset that the AAP MLA resigned to contest in Punjab. (more...)
Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing
- May 01, 2017

Talking to reporters, Mr Al Turki said that 32 of those arrested were Saudis, while the 14 others were from Egypt , Pakistan , Yemen , Afghanistan, Sudan and Jordan. When the smell emitted from the body, the terrorists wrapped the body in a carpet and took it to the rest house in Al-Harazat district, where it was buried in one-meter-deep hole. (more...)
Syrian official threatens to respond to alleged Israeli strike Syrian official threatens to respond to alleged Israeli strike
- May 01, 2017

A Syrian military source reportedly said , "The missiles were fired from the occupied territory, which led to explosions on the ground and property damage", Lebanese media reported . Ayrault had said samples from the site of the attack bore the traces of the chemical weapons believed to remain in Assad's arsenal. The Syrian army said on January 13, 2016 that Israel had targeted the Mezze military airbase. (more...)
27 injured as Aeroflot flight to Bangkok hits air pocket 27 injured as Aeroflot flight to Bangkok hits air pocket
- May 01, 2017

One of the passengers posted a video saying that the turbulence "was so bad that it was throwing people around like insane". Evgenia Zibrova , who recorded the video, said: "Numerous air pockets one hour before landing led to broken bones, internal and external bleeding". (more...)
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko rematch could be on
- May 01, 2017

As I'm thinking about the fight and it's still fresh, I'm actually taking down notes of little things of how I can improve. A heavyweight title fight unlike any seen in the country that invented boxing didn't just end with the hometown favorite's hand aloft in victory. (more...)
China Celebrates Launch Of 'Homemade' Aircraft Carrier China Celebrates Launch Of 'Homemade' Aircraft Carrier
- May 01, 2017

Beijing bought the ship in 1998 and towed it to China, where it underwent years of extensive refurbishing before being commissioned as the Liaoning in 2012. China is reportedly already starting work on its third carrier, which the nationalistic tabloid, the Global Times , promises will be "much more advanced". (more...)
Amid Cong din, Telangana legislature passes Land bill Amid Cong din, Telangana legislature passes Land bill
- May 01, 2017

Congress members, who were holding placards, stood up and tried to raise an issue (on farmers problems). PCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said there was no urgency on the part of government to take up amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill and House can be extended for the objective. (more...)
Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee In First Execution Since 2005 Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee In First Execution Since 2005
- May 01, 2017

New justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the majority of five on the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the stay of execution sought by Lee and the other inmates. Lee, too, has maintained his innocence in the more than two decades since the killing that landed him on death row. The Supreme Court played a key role in Thursday's execution. (more...)
Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus
- May 01, 2017

Israel participates in the war in Syria in various forms, which include using weapons against Syrian army positions and directly supporting terrorist groups which fight against government troops, Assad told Venezuelan Telesur broadcaster. (more...)
Apex Court orders Justice Karnan's medical examination Apex Court orders Justice Karnan's medical examination
- May 01, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the formation of a medical board to examine the mental condition of controversial Calcutta high court judge C.S. Karnan, who is facing a contempt case. Justice Karnan, then issued a fresh order, asking them to appear before him on May 1. "I direct the CBI director to register, investigate and file a report", said Karnan, mentioning that he was invoking his inherent power under the High Court to "prevent abuse of process of any court and secure ends of ... (more...)
China, Russia oppose US-made anti-missile system China, Russia oppose US-made anti-missile system
- May 01, 2017

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN the Chinese government opposes any form of cyber attack, and fights against all form of hacker activity. Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, told a United States committee hearing on Wednesday that THAAD would become operational " in the coming days". (more...)
'Pressure Not Working?': CBS' Dickerson Asks Trump About North Korea's Missile Tests 'Pressure Not Working?': CBS' Dickerson Asks Trump About North Korea's Missile Tests
- May 01, 2017

On Friday, the U.N. Security Council held a ministerial meeting on Pyongyang's escalating weapons program. Trump noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping "has been putting pressure on him also". A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently fail. South Korea's Foreign Ministry denounced the launch as an "obvious" violation of United Nations resolutions and the latest display of North Korea's "belligerence and recklessness". (more...)
Venezuelan officials: 12 dead following overnight violence amid spiralling political crisis
- May 01, 2017

Venezuela was rocked by a night of fresh violence during anti-government protests that have now claimed nine lives in three weeks, after an official said Friday that another man had been fatally shot. Speaking Friday to the press, Venezuela's vice-president, Tareck El Aissami, said that the right-wing opposition was continuing to try and overthrow the government by stoking the violence. (more...)
N.Korea fires missile, defying United States push for new sanctions N.Korea fires missile, defying United States push for new sanctions
- May 01, 2017

The latest test came as US officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N.in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge. North Korea recently conducted its biggest-ever firing drill and has threatened to "bury at sea" the USA aircraft carrier, and there are signs it could be preparing for a sixth nuclear test. (more...)