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Chinese Navy Plans Combat Drills in South China Sea

Chinese Navy Plans Combat Drills in South China Sea Navy destroyer USS Mustin conducted freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) in proximity to Mischief Reef, a Chinese-occupied feature in the Spratly Islands. The US has criticized China's construction of islands and buildup of military facilities in the sea, and is concerned that they could be used to restrict free nautical movement. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Misses Out of Free Trade Agreement

Nigeria Misses Out of Free Trade Agreement The decision to form the AfCFTA was adopted in January 2012 during the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Head of States and Government of the AU. He described AfCTA as another trade agreement in the guise of Economic Partnership Agreement, noting that Nigeria signing it would mean signing EPA through the back door. [Full Article...]

Bail set for Mpls. officer in Damond case

Bail set for Mpls. officer in Damond case Noor had left the country or the jurisdiction", she said. " Mohamed Noor is an immigrant, African American Muslim. he's got so many strikes. he killed a white woman [sic] that's why he's there today". A U.S. medical examiner ruled the 40-year-old's death a homicide. The chief said legally he couldn't say whether Noor was sacked. The charges accuse Noor of third-degree murder for perpetrating an... [Full Article...]

Once Indira Gandhi's comeback seat, Chikmagalur to welcome Rahul Gandhi today

Once Indira Gandhi's comeback seat, Chikmagalur to welcome Rahul Gandhi today Prasad questioned during a press conference where he also asked the party to explain how much data it had shared with Cambridge Analytica during the recent Gujarat and Northeast assembly elections as well as for the upcoming polls in Karnataka . [Full Article...]

Sarkozy in custody for getting illicit campaign funds from Gaddafi

Sarkozy in custody for getting illicit campaign funds from Gaddafi Investigators are examining claims that Gaddafi's regime secretly gave Sarkozy €50m overall for the 2007 campaign. France's interior minister under Sarkozy , Brice Hortefeux , was also questioned by police on Tuesday but was not detained. [Full Article...]

Peru's president offers resignation on eve of impeachment

Peru's president offers resignation on eve of impeachment The brief presidential term of Kuczynski, which began on July 28, 2016, was characterized by his weakness and his persistent desire to coordinate his administration with Fuerza Popular (FP), of Keiko Fujimori, whose majority parliamentary caucus played a vital role for the wear and the end of its mandate, driven by progressive banks. [Full Article...]

Judge Blocks New Pro-Life Mississippi Law Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks

Judge Blocks New Pro-Life Mississippi Law Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks Bryant calls Reeves' ruling "disappointing". After signing the bill , the governor wrote on Twitter, "I am committed to making MS the safest place in America for an unborn child, and this bill will help us achieve that goal". "We'll probably be sued in about half an hour", Bryant said to laughter from supporters as he signed the bill. Three clinics in Louisiana perform abortions and the p... [Full Article...]

Boko Haram frees 105 abducted school girls

Boko Haram frees 105 abducted school girls Coincidentally, some of the Chibok families had already made plans to travel to Dapchi that day to lend their moral support before it was known that most of the girls had been released . Many parents were reunited with their daughters on Wednesday. "We fled but, from our hiding, we could see them and surprisingly, we saw our girls getting out of the vehicles", Umar Hassan told the AP. [Full Article...]

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March Around 160 musicians, including several high-profile K-pop stars, will visit Pyongyang on March 31 - the first South Korean performers to head north on the peninsula since 2005, Reuters reports. "We selected him because he is well versed in diverse music genres that appeal to each generation", a spokesman said. The North sent its own art troupe to South Korea to celebrate the the Olympics last... [Full Article...]

UK's Johnson likens Putin's World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics

UK's Johnson likens Putin's World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics Russian Federation will host the World Cup at 12 venues spread across 11 cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. Johnson said Labour MP Ian Austin was "completely right" to compare Vladimir Putin's World Cup to Adolf Hitler's Olympics. [Full Article...]

Teacher who called military 'lowest of our low' is fired

Teacher who called military 'lowest of our low' is fired Gregory Salcido, 49, called members of the USA military the "lowest of our low" during an in-class rant in January , which was recorded by 17-year-old Victor Quinonez and quickly went viral. "If this situation caused a problem, I certainly do apologize for it", Salcido said at Tuesday's council meeting. "I don't understand why we let the military guys come over here and recruit you at school". [Full Article...]

Why are women in Kerala carrying watermelons?

Why are women in Kerala carrying watermelons? He also had the audacity to smile in the video where he is talking about the exposed leggings of the girl students . "And so it should be covered", he further states. The assistant professor invited the wrath of students and activists for his sexist comments in a speech delivered at a family counselling session a few weeks ago. [Full Article...]

Consumer Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

Consumer Concerns About Self-Driving Cars Cars in Uber's self-driving cars are back on the roads after the program was temporarily halted following a crash in Tempe, Arizona on Friday. For autonomous vehicle manufacturers, it should serve as a wake-up call; a reminder that AI remains in its early stages and can not be unleashed on public roads before it is ready. [Full Article...]

Another Package Bomb Goes Off In Texas, This Time Near San Antonio

Another Package Bomb Goes Off In Texas, This Time Near San Antonio The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took a new, more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a almost invisible tripwire. [Full Article...]

Red Arrows Hawk jet crashes at RAF base in UK

Red Arrows Hawk jet crashes at RAF base in UK AN ENGINEER had died after a Red Arrows jet crashed, the Ministry of Defence has said. "Our thoughts are with both men's families at this very hard time". They manage to produce their famous smoke trails by injecting diesel into the exhaust, vaporising the hot exhaust flow which then re-condenses into tiny droplets that give off the appearance of smoke. [Full Article...]

No One Has Contacted Us, Say Families Of Indians Killed In Iraq

No One Has Contacted Us, Say Families Of Indians Killed In Iraq As they struggled to come to terms with the bitter truth, some of the family members wondered why the "Centre kept them in the dark" all this while. In 2015, Harjit Masih returned alive. Near-identical statements by other families have brought the official version under strain, made starker on the tragic day by a perception of grandstanding by a government that has often been accused of being ... [Full Article...]

Bomb Threat at Concert Leads to Cancellation and One arrest

Bomb Threat at Concert Leads to Cancellation and One arrest In a statement from Austin , Texas government officials it was announced that there were no other "broader security threats". Tonight's show has been cancelled [sic]. Ludacris , Dermot Kennedy , Jessie Reyez , Rapsody , Tank & the Bangas, Moon Tasxi and other guests were scheduled to perform at the concert as well. [Full Article...]

After fourth bombing, Austin police believe they're dealing with a "serial bomber"

After fourth bombing, Austin police believe they're dealing with a Cops told residents to stay at home until 10am local time today while the Austin Independent School District said it would not be able to get school buses into the Travis County neighbourhood due to the increased police presence. Sunday's bomb injured two men - aged 22 and 23 - who were walking through a residential area in the Travis Country neighborhood. 'Again, airplanes go by and cars ba... [Full Article...]

Family, neighbors react to Amy Yu's return to Allentown, Kevin Esterly's arrest

Family, neighbors react to Amy Yu's return to Allentown, Kevin Esterly's arrest Both are being returned to the US and a charge of interference with the custody of a child awaits Esterly's extradition. Amy Yu was found in good health and unharmed. Those who are at least 16 can legally consent to sexual activity, the group said, as long as the other person doesn't have authority over them. Yu had listed Esterly as her stepfather on school records without informing her parents... [Full Article...]

Syrian rebels back by Turkey capture Kurdish enclave

Syrian rebels back by Turkey capture Kurdish enclave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during his address at the ceremony of 103rd anniversary of Gallipoli Campaign in Çanakkale city, northwestern Turkey, on March 18, 2018. "Maybe it will be cleared by the end of the day - it's empty of (YPG) fighters, they cleared out". A spokesman for the FSA also said they entered Afrin before dawn, meeting no resistance. [Full Article...]


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