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BJP leader escapes militant attack in JK; PSO injured

BJP leader escapes militant attack in JK; PSO injured Spokesperson Altaf Ahmed Thakur said that Khan escaped unhurt, however, one of his security guards sustained injuries. He said the injured policeman was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable. "The PSOs of the protected person repulsed the attack while exhibiting extreme caution to avoid any collateral damage leading the militants to flee from the spot". [Full Article...]

Explosion Hits Chemical Plant in Texas, Building Ablaze

Explosion Hits Chemical Plant in Texas, Building Ablaze CBS News initially reported that there was only one injured and one missing following the blasts. Some roads have had to be closed due to the amount of smoke, however the area has not yet been evacuated. The person injured suffered severe burns and was transported to a Dallas hospital for treatment. And in 2013, 15 people died in a fire at a fertilizer plant in West. [Full Article...]

Philippines formally withdraws from International Criminal Court

Philippines formally withdraws from International Criminal Court In February, the ICC announced that it had taken the first step to probe Duterte over possible crimes against humanity in relation to his ongoing drug war, which has left as many as 20 000 people dead . Roque said he also "squarely" places the blame on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. In response, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein , said Duterte nee... [Full Article...]

Kentucky hangs on for 78-73 win over Davidson

Kentucky hangs on for 78-73 win over Davidson United Kingdom (25-10) led Davidson 34-24 at the half, but the other Wildcats tied the game at 52 on Jon Axel Gudmundsson's fifth three-pointer of the second half. This season, Kentucky was not a good three-point shooting team, so the fact that this streak continued this long is even more impressive. "It was a point of emphasis", McKillop said. [Full Article...]

United States students have had #ENOUGH: The mass school walkout in pictures

United States students have had #ENOUGH: The mass school walkout in pictures The walkout lasted 17 minutes, to remember the 17 victims of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School last month. Baker said he hoped the walkout would spur leaders to address gun violence in America. The Catholic Church has seven themes of social justice teachings, among them the life and dignity of the human person and the care for God's creation. [Full Article...]

T&T named happiest Caribbean country to live in

T&T named happiest Caribbean country to live in To get a relatively fair assessment, the survey calculated a score on a scale of 0 to 10 for each country based on six factors: GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. [Full Article...]

Joe McKnight Shooter Gets 30 Years For Manslaughter

Joe McKnight Shooter Gets 30 Years For Manslaughter Shute also said Mcknight had his hand on Gasser's open window when he approached Gasser's auto. Gasser said he drove after McKnight down an exit ramp he never previously meant to take. Despite not giving out the maximum sentence, Judge Kovach said she wanted to send a message to the public. "A man who handles road rage like this does not deserve to be in the streets", Rongey said. [Full Article...]

Pedestrian bridge collapses at Florida International; multiple cars trapped, several hurt

Pedestrian bridge collapses at Florida International; multiple cars trapped, several hurt At least nine people were transported to hospitals so far, Downey said. Professor Serrette said the following item from the FDOT is noteworthy :"Under the terms of the procurement issued by FIU and due to the unique characteristics of the design of the bridge, an independent, secondary design check was required". [Full Article...]

Trump has decided to remove NSA

Trump has decided to remove NSA The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, the Post report said. "And I think you want to see change". McMaster has been rumored for a while to be on the outs, with similar reporting recently about other administration officials and Cabinet members. [Full Article...]

State Department on Putin's visit to occupied peninsula: Crimea is Ukraine

State Department on Putin's visit to occupied peninsula: Crimea is Ukraine Though President Donald Trump has recently admitted that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 United States election, his administration has been far more hard and direct with the nation than the commander in chief. "They are now being worked on and will be adopted in the near future", Zakharova said. Altogether, 19 Russians were cited. The Trump administration is accusing Russian Federati... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center

United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center Asked if the situation could lead to a fresh Cold War, Mr Williamson said: "Let's face it, relations aren't good, are they?" Here are some brilliant tweets to distract yourself with amid the impending political apocalypse:Even the Russian Embassy has had a dig... [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump business records involving Russian Federation

Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump business records involving Russian Federation The New York Times reported that it wasn't clear how many documents Mueller subpoenaed , although some are related to Russian Federation. CNN reported in January that the company had voluntarily provided documents on a range of events, conversations and meetings from Trump's real estate business to Mueller and congressional investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter. [Full Article...]

Investor's Alert (Risk Factors' Analysis) - MetLife Inc (NYSE: MET)

Investor's Alert (Risk Factors' Analysis) - MetLife Inc (NYSE: MET) Sarbit Advisory Services Inc sold 142,000 shares as the company's stock rose 3.83% with the market. Martin Currie Ltd who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $494.78B market cap company. [Full Article...]

Britain is stuck in a growth famine - the worst in 70 years

Britain is stuck in a growth famine - the worst in 70 years Instead, Mr McDonnell said, growth in the United Kingdom economy "was among the lowest in the G7 and the slowest since 2012". The Chancellor will publish a call for evidence on whether the tax relief for agricultural diesel contributes to air pollution. [Full Article...]

Russian hackers targeted USA energy assets, officials say

Russian hackers targeted USA energy assets, officials say The alleged breaches by Russian hackers were cited by the U.S. Treasury Department as one reason for imposing a new round of sanctions on Russia on March 15. And as for the group behind the attacks, Chien said it appears to be relatively dormant for now, but it has gone quiet in the past only to return with new hacks. [Full Article...]

Experts Say Trump Tariffs May End Up Helping China

Experts Say Trump Tariffs May End Up Helping China However, President Donald Trump's abrupt proposed restrictions on certain imports, ostensibly for national security, and willingness to risk a global trade war, will seriously impact USA investments in energy research, development and innovation. [Full Article...]

Gomes: Barca experience has been 'hellish'

Gomes: Barca experience has been 'hellish' People look at you... you have fear of going on the street out of shame. "I don't allow myself to let out the frustration that I have". I don't talk to anybody. Also, he says the pressure he feels has also crept into training. "Yes, we ask that they support a player who, with these statements, has shown his commitment to the club and that he wants to do well". [Full Article...]

Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K

Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K The hiding terrorist s however fired upon the security forces. The security officer, Bilal Ahmad, received a minor "grazing (bullet) injury on one leg". They exhibited extreme care and caution while repulsing the attack. Police said in the incident, two bodies of terrorist s have been recovered so far, whose identities are being ascertained. [Full Article...]

Thousands Flee as Syrian Government Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta

Thousands Flee as Syrian Government Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta The SOHR Director said it was the biggest group of people to flee the besieged rebel enclave since government forces launched an offensive to recapture it last month. The remaining parts have been cut off from each other, in what analyst Nawar Oliver said was part of a divide-and-conquer strategy. More than 1,220 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ghouta since 18 February. [Full Article...]

Trump Adds Sanctions, Joins World Leaders in Condemning Russia Spy Poisoning

Trump Adds Sanctions, Joins World Leaders in Condemning Russia Spy Poisoning US President Donald Trump has faced fierce criticism in the US for doing too little to punish Russian Federation for the election meddling and other actions. The back-and-forth is part of a growing diplomatic crisis, stemming from the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain. "I've spoken with the (British) prime minister and we are in discussions", he added . [Full Article...]


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