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World News Kerala tribal lynching: Madhu's family slams Forest Department
Author: 0 Kerala tribal lynching: Madhu's family slams Forest Department

Sixteen people accused in the murder case of a tribal youth in Kerala's Attappadi village have been arrested and charged with sections of murder on Saturday. The lynching has triggered widespread protest across the state with many taking to social media to condemn the incident. But, earlier Minister A K Balan had said that the allegation that forest officials provided help to kill Madhu was wrong and the attempt was to save the real culprits.

World News Watchdog Says Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal
Author: 0 Watchdog Says Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Iran has threatened to abandon the nuclear deal it signed with worldwide powers unless the United States stops its "daily violations " of the agreement by seeking to prevent the world doing business with it. But Iran has been playing the game since the nuclear deal was agreed to in July 2015. "If we lose the JCPOA, we will face another nuclear crisis", Araqchi said.

World News Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer
Author: 0 Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer

Her death has prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to order the repatriation of distressed OFWs from Kuwait. Cayetano said he expects Kuwaiti authorities to request the extradition of Assaf so he could stand trial in Kuwait. They are among over two million Philippine nationals employed in the region, whose remittances are a lifeline to the Southeast Asian nation's economy.

World News U.S. embassy attacker didn't blow himself up
Author: 0 U.S. embassy attacker didn't blow himself up

Jaukovic, born in the southern city of Kraljevo, Serbia, and residing in Podgorica, launched a hand grenade to the US diplomatic mission early yesterday and then killed himself by activating another explosive device. Friends of his family said they were uncertain what might have motivated him to bomb the embassy. No one else apparently was hurt and there was no major damage.

World News The Dropbox IPO is finally happening
Author: 0 The Dropbox IPO is finally happening

The company's core corporate software product Dropbox Business now has 300,000 users, the filing notes. The company made public its filing on Friday, but noted that it submitted documents a year ago in a confidential filing with the SEC under rules for "emerging" growth companies.

World News U.S. imposes 'heaviest-ever' sanctions on North Korea
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The Treasury Department on Friday unveiled what it called the "largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche to date" targeting one individual, 27 entities, and 28 vessels located, registered, or flagged in North Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama, and Comoros.

World News Taliban militants attack Afghan army post in Farah killing 18 soldiers
Author: 0 Taliban militants attack Afghan army post in Farah killing 18 soldiers

The attacker detonated the bomb after soldiers and intelligence officers stopped him at a checkpoint, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump unveiled a more aggressive strategy in August with US-led forces carrying out more air strikes and the Taliban responding with bombs, ambushes and raids.

World News Russian stealth fighters rumoured to be in Syria
Author: 0 Russian stealth fighters rumoured to be in Syria

An Israeli satellite on Saturday revealed that Russian Federation had deployed stealth fighters to Syria . According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the jets were scheduled to be introduced to Russian forces in 2018, and a total of 12 aircraft were initially ordered by the Russian government.

World News At US urging, Pakistan to be placed on terrorism-financing list
Author: 0 At US urging, Pakistan to be placed on terrorism-financing list

The meeting concluded Friday, February 23, without any explicit measures announced against Pakistan with respect to terrorism financing. Similar claims were also reported by Reuters, a London-based news agency. Pakistan fears the move will widen the country's global isolation, damage its already emaciated economy, hurt its banking sector and hinder its access to worldwide markets as it prepares to repay about US$3 billion (S$4 billion) in debt this summer.

Author: 0 'Beast from the east' cold snap on way to Ireland

A Met Office spokesman said the wintery spell will be caused by a phenomenon known as Sudden Stratospheric Warming. They says there are signs the cold spell is likely to last well into next week, with possibly even colder air from Russian Federation moving across the UK.

World News Cocaine ring smashed after Russian ambassador's tip off
Author: 0 Cocaine ring smashed after Russian ambassador's tip off

K". Five suspected members of the gang, including a former embassy accountant and a Buenos Aires police officer, were arrested in Argentina and Russian Federation. Ali Abyanov, who at the time was a Russian embassy official, is alleged to have been the drug ring's main diplomatic contact. Blizniouk and Chikalo were arrested by the Argentine national police in Buenos Aires two months later on February 21.

World News International Mother Language Day
Author: 0 International Mother Language Day

Grade 12 pupils from religious schools across Pretoria who did exceptionally well in their languages were congratulated and encouraged to motivate their peers to celebrate languages. "This commitment concerns mother languages in particular, which shape millions of developing young minds, and are the indispensable vector for inclusion in the human community, first at the local level, then at the global level", she elaborated.

World News Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'
Author: 0 Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'

Broward's top cop on Wednesday said that deputies assigned to school campuses will now be allowed to carry rifles on school grounds. "His response and actions, like everyone else, will be scrutinized", Israel said. "Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom". The caller said Cruz no longer lived at the Parkland address and was now living in Lake Worth.

World News Major study finds that antidepressants are effective
Author: 0 Major study finds that antidepressants are effective

Twenty-one commonly used antidepressant medications appeared more effective than placebo for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults, according to findings from an global study. Pharmaceutical companies funds the majority of studies on antidepressants , and they have a clear financial interest in the success of these drugs. "Forty-six (9%) of 522 trials were rated as high risk of bias, 380 (73%) trials as moderate, and 96 (18%) as low", note the authors.

World News Nawaz Sharif Disqualified As PML-N Chief, Rules Pakistan Supreme Court
Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif Disqualified As PML-N Chief, Rules Pakistan Supreme Court

He said that since a party head is powerful and political parties control the government, it is mandatory for a party head to fulfil the requirements of Article 62 and 63. He said that procedures for Senate election were different from National Assembly elections and the new PML-N president can issue a certificate to the party candidates for Senate elections.

World News More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack
Author: 0 More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack

I have directed the Military and Police to mobilize immediately to ensure that all the missing girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, are found. Suspected Boko Haram operatives on Monday stormed the school carting away foodstuff amongst other valuables. "Many of the students some of whom are indigenous had scurried to safety in different directions.

World News Kurds demand UNSC to pressure Turkey for Afrin actions
Author: 0 Kurds demand UNSC to pressure Turkey for Afrin actions

In various areas of that territory and its surroundings, the Armed Forces of Turkey, member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, carry out intense bombings with artillery and rocket fire, specified the sources. Anthony Skinner, a director at United Kingdom -based forecasting company Verisk Maplecroft, said "it looks like Syria's incursion is part of Moscow's game plan - to force Damascus and Ankara to negotiate".

World News US Raw Steel Production Down 1.9% in Year to Date
Author: 0 US Raw Steel Production Down 1.9% in Year to Date

Industry Minister Paik Un-gyu has reaffirmed that the government can not offer financial support to General Motors (GM) unless it presents its commitment to new investment. The decision to close the Gunsan plant, located about 120 miles from the South Korean capital of Seoul , will result in an $850 million charge, GM said, including $375 million in termination benefits for its 2,000 employees.

World News Latvia central bank chief SUSPENDED amid corruption investigation
Author: 0 Latvia central bank chief SUSPENDED amid corruption investigation

Latvia's president, prime minister and finance minister have all called on Mr Rimsevics to step down from his post , at least while an investigation is under way. Most major banks stopped offering "Correspondent Banking" services - where a large global bank clears the foreign currency transactions of smaller banks through major financial centres - for Latvian banks years ago.

World News SEAN HANNITY: President Obama was warned about Russian meddling - and did nothing
Author: 0 SEAN HANNITY: President Obama was warned about Russian meddling - and did nothing

It all kicked into gear back in November 2016 when Donald Trump pulled off the shocking upset over Hillary Clinton . Odds are if you were plugged in online to the 2016 election in Colorado, you were exposed to a political advertisement purchased by Russians , or a social media post from a fake account run by their sophisticated underground operation and not by a real person.

World News FIR lodged against AAP MLA on complaint from Delhi chief secretary
Author: 0 FIR lodged against AAP MLA on complaint from Delhi chief secretary

The resolution passed by the officers' bodies said that since public interest was of paramount importance, and to ensure there was no disruption in public service delivery, the three associations would maintain formal written communication with the political executive, till the chief minister apologised for last night's attack.

World News Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates
Author: 0 Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

It was one of several cases that led to the country banning foreigners using surrogate mothers in Thailand. Mariam Kukunashvili, founder of the global clinic, told the Associated Press in 2014 that Shigeta submitted requests for new mothers soon after others became pregnant.

World News Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to California gun law
Author: 0 Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to California gun law

The activists say the law is unconstitutional with respect to subsequent purchases, as a person who procures multiple guns in California has already passed the relevant background checks. The plaintiffs in the case - three California gun owners joined by the pro-gun rights Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation - originally prevailed in Thomas continued: "Similarly, four members of this court would vote to review even a 10- minute delay of a traffic stop".

World News Court releases new Pennsylvania congressional maps
Author: 0 Court releases new Pennsylvania congressional maps

Under the new plan, Trump would have won seven districts and Clinton each would have won five districts with at least 55 percent of the two-party vote. The State Supreme Court has released their new congressional map, which will be used in this year's election for the US House. The old map, drawn by Republicans when they controlled the process ahead of the 2012 election, were replete with twists and turns that took one district through nine different counties.

World News Several dozen killed or wounded in Syria - Russia
Author: 0 Several dozen killed or wounded in Syria - Russia

Was it local directions? Don't ask me, I don't know. Moscow dismissed those reports last week as "classic disinformation". Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a warning to Washington on Monday morning in light of an armed clash between Russian mercenaries and rebels, which received air support from the United States, earlier this month near Deir ez-Zor.

World News Turkey: German Journalist Accused of 'Propaganda' to Be Freed
Author: 0 Turkey: German Journalist Accused of 'Propaganda' to Be Freed

Yildirim said Turkish courts were working through a huge backlog of cases but voiced hope that Yucel would soon face a court, adding that any hearing offered a measure of "hope". Yücel's detainment was one of the thorny issues between Turkey and Germany and was on Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım's agenda during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday.

World News Iran terror group has 500000 missiles aimed at Israel, it claims
Author: 0 Iran terror group has 500000 missiles aimed at Israel, it claims

He added, in a reference to the nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran: "We can stop this risky regime". Shortly after Zarif's comments, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ announced after a cabinet meeting that the trilateral foreign ministers summit with take place on March 14.

World News What's open, closed on Presidents Day 2018?
Author: 0 What's open, closed on Presidents Day 2018?

Most non-essential government offices and schools are closed for the day. The library will be open from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., but its research room will be closed because Monday is a federal holiday . This morning, I saw an email from the Republican National Committee asking me to sign Trump's Presidents' Day card (opening with "Happy Presidents' Day, 45").

World News India, Iran have common stance on terrorism: Rouhani
Author: 0 India, Iran have common stance on terrorism: Rouhani

At the ORF lecture, Rouhani also made it clear that Tehran had every intention of remaining committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 countries and the European Union - that US President Donald Trump had decertified in October, sending shock waves globally and sparking apprehensions of renewed sanctions on the oil-producing country.

World News Scott Reid urges Brown to drop out of PC leadership race
Author: 0 Scott Reid urges Brown to drop out of PC leadership race

Brown said in an interview with Global TV Thursday that a resignation letter was sent out later that night by staff without his permission. "When you work 20 hours a day like I do on defeating this government I would never want to be an obstacle to you defeating this government and I have asked (Director of Communications) Rebecca (Thompson) to prepare a statement that I will resign and I have asked her to figure out at what point tomorrow that is best", Brown said in the conference call.

World News Today's quake in England and Wales: Massive for British standards
Author: 0 Today's quake in England and Wales: Massive for British standards

The epicenter was located about 20km - 12 miles - north-north-east of Swansea, said the British Geological Survey. A 4.2 magnitude natural disaster has struck Swansea, Wales, with tremors also reaching south-west England . Tremors were felt across the Bristol Channel into England too. Bryan Jones, 72, of Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said: "It was like a tremor but it was quite frightening for my granddaughter - she swore a little bit and my wife got up asking 'What was that?'" ...

World News India woman held for 'posing' as groom for a dowry
Author: 0 India woman held for 'posing' as groom for a dowry

However, soon after they were married, the couple had a downfall which culminating with the Indian woman assaulting his wife to secure her dowry. Krishna Sen aka Sweety Sen was arrested by the Haldwani Police on Wednesday. "We got her medical examination done (on Wednesday evening) and it was established that she was a woman". The Indian woman managed to maintain her illusion by cutting her hair short and wearing men's attire.

World News Tillerson says US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria
Author: 0 Tillerson says US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria

Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State, met with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, following mounting anti-American rhetoric from the Turkish government. McMaster. But Tillerson added that Turkey and the USA had to solve the tensions surrounding Manbij as a "priority". Such a joint deployment could take place if YPG fighters first withdrew to positions east of the Euphrates river, long a Turkish demand.

World News Barnaby Joyce's public scolding from Malcolm Turnbull exposes uncomfortable rift
Author: 0 Barnaby Joyce's public scolding from Malcolm Turnbull exposes uncomfortable rift

Susie O'Brien, a columnist for the Herald Sun, delivered the comments during a segment on Sunrise on Friday, when she discussed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's decision to ban sexual relations between ministers and their staffers. Labor Party leader Bill Shorten said on Friday: "The way these two men are behaving, neither is fit for the high offices they now hold". Turnbull's Liberals are in a coalition with the much smaller Nationals .

World News Former Oxfam director denies paying for sex in Haiti
Author: 0 Former Oxfam director denies paying for sex in Haiti

Reuters could not reach Van Hauwermeiren for comment. He has been accused of hiring prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti after the 2010 natural disaster. On Wednesday evening, Oxfam also revealed that Damien Berrendorf, who served as the charity's country director in Haiti from 2012 to 2017, was dismissed previous year following allegations of "mismanagement" and "inappropriate behaviour".

World News Afghan officials: Attacks kill 10 police; blast kills 2 kids
Author: 0 Afghan officials: Attacks kill 10 police; blast kills 2 kids

The Taliban, fighting to oust foreign forces and defeat the US -backed government, said the United States must end its "occupation" and accept the Taliban right to form a government "consistent with the beliefs of our people". "For the past 17 years, hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghans were killed after the influx of foreigners, and they are still being killed", it said.

World News Not suitable time for talks with Pakistan: BJP
Author: 0 Not suitable time for talks with Pakistan: BJP

Defence Minister Sitharaman yesterday blamed Pakistan for the terror attack on the military camp and made it clear that Islamabad will pay the price for the "misadventure". Dastagir, criticising India further, said the country is destabilising regional peace through its "irresponsible statements on nuclear deterrence and through its bloody, five-fold escalation in 2017 of attacks on unarmed civilians on the line-of-control and working boundary".

World News US Satisfaction Jumps to Highest Since Trump Took Office
Author: 0 US Satisfaction Jumps to Highest Since Trump Took Office

Specifically, Republicans are underperforming their baseline by larger amounts in the Trumpiest districts. The RCP polling average on the generic congressional ballot shows a 6.5 percent average lead for Democrats, which is down from the 13 percent average lead at the end of 2017.

World News 'Fifty Shades Freed' Beats Bunnies and Heroes
Author: 0 'Fifty Shades Freed' Beats Bunnies and Heroes

Besides " Fifty Shades Freed' ranked at No. 1 in the weekend Box Office Collection in North American theatres". In 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey set a new February record in its first three days, while last year's Fifty Shades Darker brought in $381.1 million worldwide.

World News Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike
Author: 0 Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike

In recent weeks, Kabul has been hit by several deadly assaults, including a massive suicide auto bombing in a crowded central area on January 27 that killed more than 100 people and was claimed by the Taliban. Sajna was wanted in America for his role in terrorist attacks against USA citizens. Militant sources said Wali, known by the nickname Ghar Starga, is a ruthless leader with experience working in Pakistani urban areas including the southern city of Karachi.

World News Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent
Author: 0 Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent

In 1941, a Norwegian woman called Astrid was hit with a piece of shrapnel, which caused her to speak with an accent her neighbors mistook for French or German. She now wonders whether her voice will ever change again. According to the University of Dallas , FAS usually manifests itself through changes of intonation or rhythm in the manner of speaking, but sometimes it can sound like an accent taken from another language.

World News Russians killed in clash with US-led forces in Syria, say associates
Author: 0 Russians killed in clash with US-led forces in Syria, say associates

One of the dead was named as Vladimir Loginov, a Cossack from Russia's Kaliningrad exclave. The New York Times said that "dozens" of Russians were believed to be killed. What are Russia's casualties in the Syrian conflict? "We only handle the data that concerns Russian forces servicemen", Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said at a news briefing Tuesday.

World News Reports of President Zuma's resignation dismissed as 'fake news'
Author: 0 Reports of President Zuma's resignation dismissed as 'fake news'

Mr Zuma faces a no-confidence motion in Parliament set for Feb 22, but has survived several similar attempts to oust him in the past. The official opposition leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, said Monday that his party rejected any kind of compromise deal that would allow Zuma to step aside peacefully and avoid prosecution.

World News U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russian Federation, says United States intelligence chief
Author: 0 U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russian Federation, says United States intelligence chief

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Russian Federation, as well as other foreign entities, were likely to pursue more cyber attacks on US and European elections this year and beyond. "Russian trolls and bots continue to push divisive content, both in the United States, and against all our allies in Europe - not only the UK, but, as we've talked before, France, Germany, Netherlands".

World News Leadership row embroils Angela Merkel's coalition partners ahead of key vote
Author: 0 Leadership row embroils Angela Merkel's coalition partners ahead of key vote

Ms Nahles was named by Mr Schulz as his chosen successor last week. Handing over the leadership of the SPD may not be as simple as many in the party would like as resistance to Nahles is growing. Mr Schulz on Friday abandoned his plan to become Germany's next foreign minister after the SPD's youth wing accused him of securing a favourable position for himself.

World News PM Modi keeps driving looking at rear-view mirror, says Rahul Gandhi
Author: 0 PM Modi keeps driving looking at rear-view mirror, says Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi's attacks on Modi on national issues as well as local ones in the run-up to the Karnataka assembly elections are aimed not just at retaining power in the state but also to mobilize support for next year's Lok Sabha polls. "The BJP failed to create jobs, bring back black money and brought down the economy, but all Modi talks about is "Congress this, Congress that". Yeddyurappa had quit as chief minister on graft charges.

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