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Israel attacked in order to prevent North Korean weapons convoy to Hezbollah
- March 20, 2017

It said Syrian anti-aircraft systems confronted the planes and claimed one of the jets was shot down in Israeli-controlled territory and that another was hit: a claim Israel denied. Jordan, which borders both Israel and Syria, said parts of the missiles fell in its rural northern areas, including the Irbid district, leaving debris which caused only minimal damage. (more...)
Syria: We shot down an Israeli Jets
- March 19, 2017

There have been several reports over the past five years that Israel has targeted weapons convoys in Syria headed for Hezbollah in Lebanon, but until now Israel has not officially addressed these claims. SANA said that the Syrian air defense confronted the warplanes, shot one down in Lebanese territory, hit another and forced the other two to flee. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick helps get airplane to aid Somalia Colin Kaepernick helps get airplane to aid Somalia
- March 19, 2017

He added, "People are dying in Somalia right now that need our help ". The drought in Somalia threatens half the countries population, causing deaths due to dehydration and cholera. 'We can be the change - we can help save these lives'. Let's make this happen. "Amazing news", Kaepernick said in an Instagram video. Without an immediate injection of funds, the United Nations warns that "people will simply starve to death" in the struggling Horn of Africa country. (more...)
Hijacked product tanker Aris 13 was released by pirates without ransom Hijacked product tanker Aris 13 was released by pirates without ransom
- March 19, 2017

Thursday's release followed a gun battle earlier in the day between the pirates and the marine force, and then intensive negotiations between the marine force, clan elders and the pirates. Oil tanker pirated of the Somali coast. Hijacking attacks resulted in hundreds of hostages being held for ransom. The ship was anchored off the town of Alula, said Salad Nur, a local elder. (more...)
Suspect involved in EMT murder arrested Suspect involved in EMT murder arrested
- March 19, 2017

She got out to see what was happening and the man went around the other side and got into the driver's side of the ambulance. Footage of the incident emerged on Twitter of the incident, showing the ambulance crossing an intersection with one of its doors open and the body of one of the paramedics being dragged beneath the vehicle. (more...)
Sturgeon refuses to rule out wildcat independence vote Sturgeon refuses to rule out wildcat independence vote
- March 18, 2017

But today, Nicola Sturgeon has signalled a readiness to discuss other timings for a referendum if No. 10 is up for that. Mr Robertson asked: "Does she not understand that if she does not secure an agreement before triggering Article 50, if she is not prepared to negotiate on behalf of the Scottish government and secure membership of the single European market, people in Scotland will have a referendum and we will have our say". (more...)
In Detroit, Trump Expected To Announce Roll Back Of Fuel Standards In Detroit, Trump Expected To Announce Roll Back Of Fuel Standards
- March 17, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown said Trump's decision to weaken standards is "an unconscionable gift to polluters". Insisting higher environmental standards hurt trade, Trump announced that targets for 2022-2025 will be put on hold pending review. (more...)
Miguel Cabrera, K-Rod help Venezuela advance in World Baseball Classic Miguel Cabrera, K-Rod help Venezuela advance in World Baseball Classic
- March 16, 2017

He allowed a leadoff home run to Alex Liddi to cut the lead to one. Venezuela , which was granted a spot in this play-in game amid controversy, moves on to the second round of the tournament to play the United States at 9 p.m. The designated hitter hit a three-run home run in the fourth to make it 10-0. The game was ended after eight innings because of the 10-run rule. Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 in the first round in Seoul but saw a different team on Monday at Tokyo Dome. (more...)
Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP Congress couldn't get numbers, can't cry foul now, says BJP
- March 15, 2017

Differences also erupted within the Congress on how the Goa issue had been handled. The party has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as chief minister. Salve: "They [Congress] are saying you [BJP] are a very powerful party and you can manipulate a majority". When asked about the numbers the Congress had mustered to reach the magic figure of 21, the Congress Goa Chief Luizinho Faleiro refused to elaborate and said, "the strength would ... (more...)
Trinamool MLA supports BJP in Manipur Trinamool MLA supports BJP in Manipur
- March 15, 2017

Thus, the effective majority now will go down to 30, allowing the BJP to form the next government comfortably. The bench found fault with the Congress for not raising the issue of number of MLAs supporting it before the Governor and also rushing to the apex court without the affidavits of members supporting the Congress. (more...)
Trump allegedly gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to conduct drone strikes Trump allegedly gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to conduct drone strikes
- March 15, 2017

It has already given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to launch its own strikes against militants, reported the Wall Street Journal . The new authority, which was likely signed soon after Trump's inauguration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal , takes drone strikes out of the sole control of the military, making it likely that tracking accountability in terms of already unprecedented civilian casualties will be even more hard. (more...)
British Man Sentenced To Six Years Over Bali Police Officer Death British Man Sentenced To Six Years Over Bali Police Officer Death
- March 14, 2017

It comes after her British boyfriend David Taylor was sentenced to six years for fatal assault in company. But the prosecution wants her jailed for eight years. "At the end we are content with the sentence". However he claimed during his four-month trial that he had been in "fear of his life" and acted in self defence during the late-night brawl, and never meant to kill the officer. (more...)
IN unemployment stays at 4 percent IN unemployment stays at 4 percent
- March 14, 2017

Three New England states had better unemployment rates than Maine's - 2.7 percent in New Hampshire, 3.1 percent in Vermont and 3.2 percent in MA - while two others were worse, 4.7 percent in Rhode Island and 4.5 percent in CT. Of those seeking employment, 1,585 were unemployed, 144 more than the previous month. In another sign of tightening conditions, the average work week for all private sector employees increased from 33.4 to 33.8 hours. (more...)
Chinese president to meet with Trump
- March 14, 2017

No golf is planned during Xi's stay, Axios said. Trump extended the Mar-a-Lago invitation to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife in February, where the two couples dined with New England Patriot's owner Robert Kraft. The Palm Beach meeting would mark the first in-person meeting between the two presidents. Trump highlighted North Korea in recent weeks as one of the US biggest security threats. (more...)
Murali not in race for post of KPCC chief Murali not in race for post of KPCC chief
- March 13, 2017

Reportedly, doctors have prescribed him to take rest. To a question if he is going to become the next party state president, pat came his reply: "Haven't I made my position very clear which I made soon after the assembly election results, that I will not be taking up any post". (more...)
Shopping centre closed due to 'concrete indications of attack', say terror police Shopping centre closed due to 'concrete indications of attack', say terror police
- March 12, 2017

Officers in Essen said no further details could be given about the nature of the threat. "The police have concrete indications of a possible attack". Essen , in the western province of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a city of about 590,000 people. Germany is on high alert following major radical Islamist attacks in France and Belgium and after a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia drove a truck into a Christmas market in December, killing 12 people. (more...)
Hundreds of Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents' Plans to Return Home Hundreds of Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents' Plans to Return Home
- March 11, 2017

Now those returning to the town of Namie are anxious about the nuclear-infected pigs, which have been know to attack humans, according to media reports. In addition to the radioactive boars , the area also has packs of wild dogs and large colonies of rats which took over supermarkets when people abandoned the area in 2011. (more...)
Pregnant Ciara Gets T-Boned in Car Accident Pregnant Ciara Gets T-Boned in Car Accident
- March 11, 2017

The singer is now in her third trimester of pregnancy. "Police and fire were called to the scene". The Goodies singer appeared tense and upset while walking after the accident, while speaking on her phone. On Friday afternoon, they each posted the tweet below from Ciara's recent photo shoot. "'Hello, baby. How you doing, baby?" "We're told Ciara was clutching her chest and shoulder", the site reports , but a source for People affirms Ciara's rep's statement to Gossip ... (more...)
With BJP support, Sena's Mahadeshwar elected Mayor With BJP support, Sena's Mahadeshwar elected Mayor
- March 09, 2017

After BJP withdrew their nomination, Mahadeshwar was competing with Congress' Vitthal Lokare for the Mayor's post. Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) seven corporators remained absent from the Corporation Hall. "We welcome the BJP's stand and are thankful to the Chief Minister that he finally understood and respected the sentiments of people, who are are with the Sena and support the party", Shiv Sena Minister Diwakar Raote had said. (more...)
Gold Cup Groups Unveiled Gold Cup Groups Unveiled
- March 09, 2017

Group A consists of Honduras, Costa Rica, French Guiana and Canada, while Group C is made up of Mexico, El Salvador, CuraƧao and Jamaica. The U.S., will face Panama to kick off Group B , July 8 in Nashville. "We don't want to take anybody lightly because they must have been doing something to be here in the tournament". We have to start in March and get points in World Cup Qualifying. (more...)