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by | February 22, 2018 | 00:51

The Delhi Chief Minister congratulated Haasan and his team for starting the "political alternative" and hailed the actor as a "real life hero". The actor is all set to take a political plunge later today as he will announce his party's prospective name and unveil its flag at a public meeting in Madurai .

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:48

The AR-15 has been used in the deadliest shootings in recent USA history, including last Wednesday's massacre in Parkland, Florida, and handgun sales by federally licensed dealers are already restricted to those over 21. The 19-year-old accused shooter used a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT and advocate for tighter gun controls, said this suggested that the president was aware of fresh energy on the issue, and called it a sign that "for the first ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:47

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the immediate suspension of "all war activities" in the Damascus suburb, where he said 400,000 people are living "in hell on earth". "We are able to maintain supply lines of some basic medical essentials to the facilities we support, and we are also providing ad-hoc medical donations to facilities we do not regularly support when they are in dire need".

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:45

He was arrested on Friday, Feb. 16, on charges of cyber harassment and creating false public alarms. "The post was circulating on a student's social media account", Henning said. His name wasn't released because of his age. "Threats will be thoroughly investigated", it said. On Tuesday at around 11:30 a.m., police received a report of a social media post that threatened "shooting up local schools".

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

They also visited Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. The nationalist Hindu premier shared a photo of himself meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani the same day that Trudeau landed. While Canadian investors such as the Canada Pension Fund, Fairfax, Bombardier, Magna and York University are investing heavily in India, Trudeau continues to spend his time in old-school Taj Mahal, Temple and Mosque visits.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

The infamous case had also thrown light on Thailand's then-unregulated surrogacy trade, pushing authorities to bar foreigners from hiring Thai surrogates in 2015, The Star reported . Shigeta had no wife but provided his semen and eggs from unnamed donors to be planted into nine Thai surrogates, from whom 13 children were born, court documents said.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

Virtue and Moir are gold covered in ice dance, Tuesday, the Games to Pyeongchang, in front of their rivals, the French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron by less than a point. "But we did our best and we have nothing to regret", said Papadakis. The third USA team in the field, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, finished ninth in their second Olympic appearance together.

by | February 21, 2018 | 07:50

When asked to comment on dynastic politics, given that his father Pierre Trudeau also served as the 15th prime minister of Canada , he said getting into politics was "not an automatic choice" for him. As it now stands, Sajjan is not part of the meeting, though details are still being worked out on that front, Trudeau said in Mumbai on Monday. Indian officials have been at pains to clarify this wasn't in any way a snub for the soft stand taken by Trudeau's Liberal Party of Canada towards ...

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:22

This statement was strongly denied by the White House. Following their Davos meeting, Trump threatened to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying they had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:26

I brought it here so you can see for yourself. In a moment of drama, he brandished what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli territory. To have nuclear weapons, Netanyahu said, "you need a gun, bullets, and gunpowder". Since the start of the civil war some seven years ago, Israel has periodically bombed targets in Syria but the incident last weekend culminated in the largest set of Israeli airstrikes against Syrian air defenses since the 1982 Lebanon War.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:25

His surprise release may help fix severely-eroded ties between Ankara and Berlin . The court ruling was condemned by human rights groups, including the United Nations and OSCE representatives on media freedom. The Turkish government responded by accusing Germany of using "Nazi methods". Yucel, who has both German and Turkish citizenship, had been accused of writing propaganda in support of terrorism.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:20

The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620km south of the capital, Tehran . A team of crash investigators from French air safety agency BEA was due to arrive in Iran later on Tuesday. Tabatabai said that after searching the area, the team learned that unfortunately, all the dear passengers had lost their lives.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:18

Most non-essential government offices and schools are closed for the day. The entire United States establishment, along with private enterprises, schools and other institutions remained close today to observe the Presidents' Day. While the TV generation may think that Presidents' Day is all about a good sale - it's really a day to connect with our history and the leaders who held the nation's highest office.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:21

In addition to casualties within Ghouta, the rebels fired a series of mortar strikes against Damascus itself, killing a child and wounding eight other people in the area. "To systematically target and kill civilians amounts to a war crime and the worldwide community must act to stop it" Said Zedoun Al Zoebi, CEO of UOSSM global.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:34

An explosive device was detonated Saturday afternoon in the southern Gaza Strip near IDF soldiers who were patrolling the Israeli side of the border fence. The spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that nobody had been injured by the Israeli fire. Following the incident, an Israeli tank fired at an observation post located in the area.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:21

A 4. 4 magnitude quake hit south Wales on Saturday, causing tremors to be felt across western Britain . People across the country reported feeling the tremor, with some as far north as Blackpool wondering what it was, the Mirror reports.

by | February 18, 2018 | 06:15

Under the agreement signed between India and Iran in May 2016, India is to equip and operate two berths in Chabahar Port Phase-I with capital investment of United States dollars 85. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 global nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear programme.

by | February 17, 2018 | 02:53

The agency said in December that the "new ANC leadership gives prospect of a credit positive policy shift", but noted that a narrow victory for Ramaphosa could complicate efforts to reform the country. The ANC has won an outright majority in every national election since apartheid ended in 1991. But the 2019 elections are no guarantee, and if the ANC does not win a 50 percent majority, it will be forced to form a coalition for the first time.

by | February 17, 2018 | 01:06

Zuma, however, announced his resignation on Wednesday night to pave way for Ramaphosa, a former trade unionist, and business tycoon, to take over the political leadership in South Africa. "We need to see mining as a sunrise industry", he said. Mothapo said former president Thabo Mbeki has confirmed that he will attend Sona but former president Kgalema Motlanthe has not yet responded to the invitation.

by | February 17, 2018 | 00:58

Turkey and the US will be able to solve problems only through dialogue, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Ankara during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Turkish media reported February 16. Such a joint deployment could take place if YPG fighters first withdrew to positions east of the Euphrates river, long a Turkish demand. Turkey's military campaign against Kurds in northern Syria has alarmed USA leaders who have watched as the fighting has ...

by | February 17, 2018 | 00:56

The suspect is now in hospital after jumping from a third floor window when Gardaí arrived at the premises on Thursday evening. The scene was sealed off to allow for a technical examination and the State pathologist was notified. This has torn the soul out of us. They were investigating her disappearance, after she had been reported missing by her family. I just don't know why it happened.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:16

Sitharaman blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Sunjuwan camp and said Islamabad will pay the price for the "misadventure". Sitharaman said the three militants were all Pakistanis and were handled by their Jaish-e-Muhammad leaders across the border.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:16

In October, a Maryland federal district court ruled against the ban taking full effect, prompting the government's appeal. "The Muslim ban has a devastating impact on USA families waiting to reunite with their family members, foreign students seeking educational opportunities, and others who would otherwise be eligible for visas to travel to the United States", said Mariko Hirose, IRAP's Litigation Director.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:14

Annette Taddeo of Miami. "And that is what I promised to the people, to the voters of Sarasota County and that's what I'm going to deliver", Good said Wednesday, shortly before being sworn into the House. But the news is not good . She received 52.2 percent of the vote compared with 44.8 percent for Buchanan. US satisfaction hasn't been as high as it is today since November 2016, right before the presidential election, when Democrats' satisfaction soared.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:15

Ahead of Mr Joyce's Friday comments , Mr Turnbull told media in Tasmania he had not called on Mr Joyce to resign because "he has to form his view on his circumstances". And Joyce was essentially telling Turnbull to stay in his lane. "It's a big nation, you need a big heart to lead it. Barnaby and I together, have been the closest, best team you've seen between a Liberal and National Leader for many, many years".

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:12

A total of 1,528 PYD/PKK and ISIL terrorists have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin , Turkish military said on Thursday. The U.S. considers them the most effective fighting force in the battle to defeat IS in Syria, and this week offered a budget plan that would send them the bulk of $550 million in new assistance.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:15

They hope people will "be just as optimistic as we are" after reading the responses to their 10 tough questions . While the mood in many parts of the world seems to have darkened, Bill and Melinda Gates say in their letter that they remain militantly optimistic about global progress.

by | February 16, 2018 | 06:09

The student faces felony charges for possessing a firearm in a prohibited space, according to Flower Mound police. "Any student caught with a weapon will be referred to law enforcement and punished accordingly", Owusu wrote. The arrest comes a day after a former student shot and killed at least 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Early in the afternoon, we received an anonymous tip via our SafeSchools Alert website that one of our students may have brought a gun to school.

by | February 15, 2018 | 07:39

The statements came ahead of a Moscow meeting between Putin and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. "I wanted to make it clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel", he told the newspaper. The Omani minister will also visit occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of Bethlehem, Hebron and Nablus during his three-day program, he said.

by | February 15, 2018 | 07:10

It was reported last month that Trump would request an end to ISS funding by 2025, which many have criticized as throwing a wrench in USA space exploration plans, as the ISS is the sole destination for US astronauts. Less clear is how such a plan would be coordinated with the station's worldwide partners. Putting $150 million toward commercial development for the space station would be a "great indication" the administration is confident in what the private sector can do, CSF ...

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:21

Ramaphosa narrowly defeated Zuma's ex-wife and preferred successor, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, in the leadership vote, forcing him initially to tread carefully in handling Zuma for fear of deepening the rifts in the party a year ahead of an election.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:21

They took advantage, a sophisticated advantage of social media. "So we assume that there's still the intent and we certainly know there's the capability". "The tools they use are everything from hacking into companies and critical infrastructure and defence contractors - everybody you can imagine - to using our immigration system against us, to even our universities", Rubio said.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:21

The biggest pledge at the gathering in Kuwait came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion in credit to Iraq, while Kuwait's ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments. "Iraq's security and stability is part and parcel of the security and stability of Kuwait and the region", Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah told participants in the conference.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:22

But expectations that she would take over with immediate effect on a caretaker basis until a party conference triggered resistance as it breached party procedure. In a cartoon on Tuesday, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily showed Nahles with a whip riding an SPD snail. The development followed Schulz's announcement Friday that he was abandoning plans to become foreign minister in the new government.

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:16

Berman sentenced Rahimi, 30, to two life terms and 30 years in prison after carrying out a September 2016 bombing inspired by the Islamic State and al-Qaida in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 30 people. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said in a statement. He was convicted last October. They included speeches and lectures by al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who inspired attacks on America and was killed in a United States air ...

by | February 14, 2018 | 19:01

The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The official portrait of former President Barack . Sherald says she and the former first lady looked at a few dresses before picking the one she ultimately wore. "When I'm approaching these guys, there's a presupposed engagement", Wiley told Art Newspaper in 2008.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:35

Addressing a huge gathering in the state's northern region on the second day of his four-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, Gandhi said there were two types of governments the world over - one which works for industrialists, and other for the poor.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:35

A number of USA military advisers were present alongside local allied forces, and the Americans led a punishing response that other officials said killed about 100 of the assailants. New details are emerging about the incident, suggesting both that the Syrian attack was far overstated, and the United States retaliation was overwhelmingly excessive.

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:36

The Canadian government is facilitating the sale of 16 helicopters to the Philippines military, which human rights groups have accused of killing civilians and committing other atrocities while waging a war on two rebel groups. He added that the Canadian government will make sure any deal entered into by the their government are "abiding by the rules and expectations that are not just values, but actual rules that the Canadian government has to follow".

by | February 12, 2018 | 01:32

With March Madness just a few weeks away, the NCAA Division I men's basketball selection committee unveiled its top 16 teams and if the current projections hold, Clemson will have its highest seed in program history. Arizona was selected as the 15 seed overall, with Oklahoma at 16. So while Virginia Tech's away win vs. Virginia was an RPI top-50 win a year ago, it is now a Quadrant 1 win.