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NCAA Tournament Second Round Day Two
- April 02, 2017

The group played on teams that captured 129 victories over their four seasons, including four regular season BIG EAST titles, a pair of BIG EAST Tournament crowns and the 2016 NCAA national championship. Villanova would score just one field goal and five total points the rest of the way as the Badgers tightened up their defense down the stretch. He was just psyched about a victory and happened to bring up Jordan's name because of a move he did to get the game winning shot off. (more...)
Brilliant Arrogate already assured place in pantheon of greats Brilliant Arrogate already assured place in pantheon of greats
- April 02, 2017

Posthumously, the stallion has been represented by champions Arrogate and Will Take Charge, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile victor Liam's Map, and Grade 1 victor Tara's Tango. Arrogate gave trainer Bob Baffert his third Dubai World Cup victory after Silver Charm (1998), and Captain Steve (2001). "Nine is fine", said Baffert, who trained 2015 Triple Crown victor American Pharoah and won this race twice. (more...)
United States ramps up efforts to target al-Shabaab in Somalia
- April 02, 2017

USA special operations forces can move closer to the fight and call in offensive airstrikes more quickly while increasing assistance to the Somali National Army. A March 17 bombing in Mosul, Iraq killed more than 200 innocent civilians in what was said to be "one of the deadliest bombing raids for civilians since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003". (more...)
Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark
- April 02, 2017

Hariri appealed for foreign aid to help the fragile government keep the country running, where black-outs and water shortages were already common place. "10,000 to 12,000 (US) dollars per refugee (in Lebanon) over five to seven years". The Lebanese government has long rejected the implementation of formal refugee camps, fearing the permanent presence of refugees. (more...)
Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, Metropolitan police say Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, Metropolitan police say
- April 02, 2017

The Prime Minister told the House of Commons this morning that the attacker was British-born and "known to MI5". In contrast, ISIS posted a video from the Berlin truck attack suspect shortly after Italian police killed him near Milan, the official said. (more...)
Rep. Chaffetz on Democratic calls to investigate Rep. Nunes: 'That's ridiculous'
- April 02, 2017

Another key person is Paul Manafort, who spent years working for Moscow-backed Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych before becoming Trump's campaign chief. "And I don't think that's going to happen until the Democrats have control of the House and can exercise subpoena power and compel testimony and have the real ability to investigate. (more...)
India, Malaysia make common cause against radicalization, terrorism India, Malaysia make common cause against radicalization, terrorism
- April 02, 2017

The Royal Malaysian Air Force and Indian Air Force are working on setting up of the Aircraft Safety and Maintenance Forum for cooperation in training while the two sides welcomed proposal of joint naval exercises. He said, Malaysia wants to raise relations to new heights. "Malaysia and India share common interests, as we aim for regional stability and prosperity". (more...)
Trump to sign executive orders targeting trade abuses
- April 01, 2017

President Donald Trump announced the signing of two major executive orders on Friday, each aimed at cracking down on trade abuses that countries around the world use against the United States. Coupled together, the orders appear to be a symbolic shot at China, which accounted for the vast majority- $347 billion -of last year's $502 billion trade deficit . (more...)
Trump administration files notice to appeal ruling blocking travel ban Trump administration files notice to appeal ruling blocking travel ban
- April 01, 2017

The revamped executive order had been due to take effect at midnight (0400 GMT), but a federal judge in Hawaii froze Trump s efforts to close United States borders to nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. EXPLAINED: How could Hawaii block Trump's travel ban? In Honolulu, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson criticized what he called the "illogic" of the government's arguments and cited "significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus" behind the ... (more...)
United Nations chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement
- April 01, 2017

The Israeli security cabinet Thursday night assigned a new ocation near Shilo in Samaria for the re-housing of the 40 families forcibly evacuated from their homes and farms in Amona earlier this month. The new settlement approval was sharply criticized by Palestinians. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by the Israeli move, his spokesman said. (more...)
Rex Tillerson in China to discuss North Korea Rex Tillerson in China to discuss North Korea
- April 01, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments about military action being an option "on the table" over North Korea's weapons program was met with immediate alarm by national security analysts and academics, NBC News reported. "China has done little to help!" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at a press conference in Beijing on March 18, 2017 , after having talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (more...)
Trump threatens to fight Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections
- April 01, 2017

But for all their reputed rigidity, most of the Freedom Caucus had accepted the inclusion in the Ryan bill of tax credits for people without access to Medicare, Medicaid, or employer-provided insurance - a policy that they had previously tended to oppose . (more...)
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
- March 31, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor. (more...)
Trump levels extraordinary threat to 'fight' GOP right wing in 2018 elections Trump levels extraordinary threat to 'fight' GOP right wing in 2018 elections
- March 31, 2017

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a Freedom Caucus member from MI, shot back immediately at Trump in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol. "No shame", he wrote in a rebuttal. Ryan also said that he anxious that the defiant Republicans would push Trump "into working with Democrats" on health care, a result that he believed would not lead to a bill adherent to conservative principles. (more...)
White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves
- March 31, 2017

He added that he believed the intelligence was legally obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and was not related to the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election - which, he said, made it fair to share with the president. (more...)
Venezuela top court to assume congress role; opposition decries 'dictatorship'
- March 31, 2017

Critics accuse President Maduro of "staging a coup" after top court's decision to take over powers assigned to Congress . The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) condemns the fraud charges as a trumped-up bid to curb its power after it won a landslide in legislative elections in December 2015 with a promise to oust Maduro. (more...)
Wizards clinch Southeast Division, their first division title since 1979 Wizards clinch Southeast Division, their first division title since 1979
- March 30, 2017

Wall - who piled up 34 points, 14 assists and four steals - took full advantage of a Lakers squad that shot just 5-of-21 in the fourth quarter. Otto Porter Jr. In truth, the Lakers crumbled for the duration of the fourth quarter. "They scored off of our missed shots, turnovers and they got transition baskets". (more...)
Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missing
- March 30, 2017

After the attack, Indian police arrested five men on 28th March 2017 and a further four remain wanted. Reports from the local police say about 10 people had been confirmed wounded because of the riot. India's foreign ministry called the violence "deplorable", and said: "The government is committed to ensuring safety and security of all foreigners in India". (more...)
Spiders Could Literally Eat All of Us and Take Over the World
- March 30, 2017

But we're guessing you don't fully comprehend just how much that actually is. Some 8,000 to 10,000 species of "highly specialized" predators, parasitoids and parasites "feed exclusively on spiders", according to the authors, and between 3,000 and 5,000 bird species "include spiders in their diets". (more...)
China free to deploy military hardware on reefs 'at any time' China free to deploy military hardware on reefs 'at any time'
- March 30, 2017

AMTI cited satellite images taken this month, which its director, Greg Poling, said showed new radar antennae on Fiery Cross and Subi, Reuters reported . Jose said the bilateral consultation mechanism is significant because it will provide a venue for both China and the Philippines to discuss the dispute in a peaceful manner. (more...)