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Anti-Muslim riots: Sri Lanka declares emergency

Anti-Muslim riots: Sri Lanka declares emergency President Maithripala Sirisena said the declaration would "empower" the country's armed forces and police to respond to clashes in the hill town of Kandy. Religious and ethnic violence can turn deadly in Sri Lanka , where Muslims account for 10 percent of the population and Sinhalese make up almost 75 percent. [Full Article...]

Vehicle giants defend diesel as Geneva motor show opens

Vehicle giants defend diesel as Geneva motor show opens The future of diesel cars overshadowed all the gleaming new metal unveiled on the opening day of the Geneva motor show . In 2017, Toyota increased sales of these cars by 45% in Europe. Toyota will still offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs. Other manufacturers, notably Suzuki and Kia, have long-standing commitments to hybrid, but "T... [Full Article...]

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises, reaching 67

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises, reaching 67 Frightened civilians have been stroke by a minor after quakes, as one quake reached 6.0 magnitude in the Southern Highlands, Western, Enga and Heladistricts. "Public health and public hygiene are now concerns", Anna Bryan, program director for CARE International in PNG, said. Professor Petley said there was an urgent need to assess the risk of collapse and determine how many people lived downs... [Full Article...]

Al-Qaida-Linked Group Claims Responsibility For Burkina Faso attack

Al-Qaida-Linked Group Claims Responsibility For Burkina Faso attack The government said eight soldiers were killed, as well as eight assailants - four at the embassy and four at military headquarters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which is the third major assault on Ouagadougou in just over two years. [Full Article...]

Citrus County Teacher Has White Nationalist Podcast

Citrus County Teacher Has White Nationalist Podcast The report said that in the podcast, Volitich agrees with racist and anti-Semitic guests. As to preaching her alt-right agenda to children, Volitich said that although it is frowned upon by her school's administration, she has gotten away by boasting about her white nationalist beliefs in front of her students. [Full Article...]

Committed to win back North-East people's trust: Rahul Gandhi

Committed to win back North-East people's trust: Rahul Gandhi Asking the party to adopt a 360-degree strategy to win polls, Modi said on Saturday: "I have full faith that our party chief will decide what is to be done.and how we have to move ahead". The State President Tapir Gao address the party leaders and share is happiness on the landslide victory of the saffron party in the country and slowly the party will have its grip in Keralar, Karnataka and others... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu, Trump Talked Iran And US Embassy During Joint Conference

Netanyahu, Trump Talked Iran And US Embassy During Joint Conference I may", Trump said in response to questions by a reporter during brief remarks at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "The Palestinians I think are wanting to come back to the table very badly". Conspicuously low on the agenda is discussion of any possible "peace deal" with the Palestinians, which Trump has previously stated is a goal of his. [Full Article...]

First BJP-IPFT govt likely to take oath on March 8

First BJP-IPFT govt likely to take oath on March 8 However, the BJP leader said a final decision on the next Chief Minister of Tripura would be taken by the BJP Parliamentary Board, which would meet in New Delhi this evening. "A one-day special session of the Meghalaya legislative assembly will be held on March 7 at 10 am, where the newly elected MLAs will take oath before protem Speaker at the assembly chamber", Mr Simons said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US

Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US In fact, Prigozhin has been nicknamed "Putin's chef" because of his close ties to the Russian political leadership and his ability to obtain lucrative government contracts. Counterintelligence veterans also largely agreed that, from a practical view, Mueller's charges against the Russians carry little weight because Russia has always been engaged in information warfare with the US. [Full Article...]

Trump trades good-natured barbs with media at Gridiron

Trump trades good-natured barbs with media at Gridiron The day after declaring that US media was being "mocked all over the world", he said he Gridiron Dinner "was great fun". "The Gridiron Dinner last night was great fun". Cotton represented the GOP side of the aisle with his set, following the Democratic mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu. "And the White House is actually a warm, loving, and wonderful place". [Full Article...]

China sets 2018 growth target at 'around 6.5 percent'

China sets 2018 growth target at 'around 6.5 percent' The report added that the unchanged growth target was "fitting given the fact that China's economy is transitioning from a phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development" and would allow it to "achieve relatively full employment". [Full Article...]

Man dead after shooting himself in front of White House

Man dead after shooting himself in front of White House The University said he attended Auburn and graduated in 2013. He was a 2009 graduate of Thompson High School in Alabaster and also lived in Birmingham. The man approached the fence line, removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear to have been aimed at the White House, a Secret Service spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Regional Issues Top Saudi Crown Prince's Talks in Cairo

Prince Mohammed bin Salman will hold a first-ever meeting on Monday with Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II during his visit to Cairo . On Nov. 4, Hariri announced that he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, only to rescind it the following month after France intervened. [Full Article...]

Lockdown lifted at White House after man shoots himself

Lockdown lifted at White House after man shoots himself Brayman says none of the shots appear to have been directed toward the White House. President Donald Trump , who was in Florida at the time of the shooting, was informed about it, according to news reports. He went on to note that individuals can "get pretty darn close to the White House with a weapon", a fact that has played out in various ways. "No other persons were injured as a result of ... [Full Article...]

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn't keep quiet

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn't keep quiet His advisers were also surprised by his tweet - which slammed Sessions for referring a matter to the inspector general's office that has "no prosecutorial power" - because they had never heard Trump articulate such complaints at that level of detail before. [Full Article...]

N backed independent candidates lead Pakistan Senate's elections

N backed independent candidates lead Pakistan Senate's elections Pakistani political analysts believed that the PML-N-backed independent candidates are likely to top in the Saturday's Senate elections by winning more seats than its rivals. Half of the senators are elected for six years, while remaining half for the three years. The other 52 were elected in 2015 and will serve until 2021. [Full Article...]

Turkish airstrike kills 17 pro-government gunmen in north Syria

Turkish airstrike kills 17 pro-government gunmen in north Syria The operation "Olive Branch" was launched on January 20 to clear PYD/PKK and IS terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria , Anadolu news agency reported. It is one of the bloodiest days for Turkish troops since they began a major offensive against Kurdish fighters in Afrin in January. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air strikes took place late yesterday in the v... [Full Article...]

Avalanche Reported at Squaw Valley, One Person Injured

Avalanche Reported at Squaw Valley, One Person Injured His cause of death has not been determined. Guests at the resort had been warned of the potential danger, and explosives and other preventative measures were used on Friday, but the snowfall was heavy, Squaw Valley spokeswoman Liesl Hepburn told the AP. [Full Article...]

No religion preaches people to be intolerant & violent: PM Modi

No religion preaches people to be intolerant & violent: PM Modi Both countries agreed to cooperate on the matter of providing assistance to African countries. "The leaders had synergy of views on counter-terrorism and other related issues", ANI quoted MEA Secretary TS Tirumurti as saying. Prime Minister Modi also shared similar sentiment and said fight against radicalism and terror is actually directed against the distorted "mindset" and not against any religi... [Full Article...]

Vietnam Sign Three MoUs during the State visit of President of Vietnam

Vietnam Sign Three MoUs during the State visit of President of Vietnam Modi said the two sides had extensive dialogue on all aspects of bilateral relationship and noted that Vietnam has played an important role in India's Act East policy framework and its cooperation with the ASEAN bloc. He said that both countries respect the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), adding that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will continue to be deepened. [Full Article...]


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