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Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk, denies wrongdoing

Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk, denies wrongdoing The state unit's decision would be conveyed to the national leadership and after getting approval, request to make Chandy the minister would be made to LDF and Chief Minister, NCP state president Uzahavoor Vijayan said. The NCP state leadership Tuesday chose to appeal to the Left Front to induct Thomas Chandy, the berth lying vacant after A K Saseendran resigned , into the government led by Pin... [Full Article...]

Future of 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

Sen. Rep. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, said he has agreed to withdraw from consideration his House-approved House Bill 2053 that would merge the commission into the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, "as long as [Hester's bill] gets through" the Legislature. [Full Article...]

First Alert Forecast: be alert for storm chances Tuesday and again Friday

First Alert Forecast: be alert for storm chances Tuesday and again Friday One thing going against severe weather is the amount of rain and clouds expected during the day Wednesday . MORE STORMS THURSDAY/FRIDAY: The Storm Prediction Center has much of Alabama in a "slight risk" of severe storms for late Thursday, Thursday night and early Friday. [Full Article...]

Rajnath shares meal with BSF officer who lost eye-sight fighting insurgents

Rajnath shares meal with BSF officer who lost eye-sight fighting insurgents Another defence expert Commodore (Retd.) Praful Bakshi on his part said the borders between Islamabad, New Delhi and Dhaka must be properly sealed because illegal entries through these borders, especially from the Bangladesh side, have become a nightmare for India. [Full Article...]

Shots fired at Las Vegas casino

Shots fired at Las Vegas casino But a Las Vegas police spokesman disputed those accounts, instead confirming to the Daily News that there had been an armed robbery attempt at a Rolex store in the basement of the luxurious casino. A woman named Kira told ABC News that she was an eyewitness to the robbery and had seen one of the robbers, a man, wearing a pig mask. First, the suspects couldn't start their auto in the hotel's ... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Scoring 'not the most important thing' as Portugal win

Cristiano Ronaldo: Scoring 'not the most important thing' as Portugal win Ronaldo looks assured to catch up to Klose for the No. 2 spot on UEFA's all-time goal-scorer list as Portugal have a friendly vs. Sweden next week, plus a World Cup qualifier vs. Pepe also played the full 90 minutes in the full back. Ronaldo's brace takes his tally to nine through five games of the qualifying campaign, two more than than other other European player. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation detains hundreds in anti-corruption protests

Russian Federation detains hundreds in anti-corruption protests Medvedev, claiming that the prime minister has amassed a huge fortune that far outstrips his official government salary. "People came out even in cities where there have not been any rallies for years", Navalny said in a message shortly after the Moscow rally began. [Full Article...]

Pope tells European Union leaders to imbibe solidarity for populism

Pope tells European Union leaders to imbibe solidarity for populism But at other marches and sit-ins, most celebrated the treaty. Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni called the European Union a "peaceful superpower" while noting that the region is being battered by employment, growth and immigration crises. [Full Article...]

Keystone XL pipeline gets OK from US State Department

Keystone XL pipeline gets OK from US State Department Donald Trump announced a "new era of American energy policy" as he signed the presidential permit allowing TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline . As The Independent explained, the groups claim the Keystone XL pipeline will allegedly encourage the use of "carbon-heavy tar sands oil which pump 17 percent more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than standard crude oil extraction" - ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on European Union accession bid

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also phoned his Swiss counterpart to express Ankara's anger, the ministry said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the United States and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African airports, including Istanbul. [Full Article...]

I was wrong to say Martin McGuinness funeral would be provo fest

Former US president Bill Clinton urged politicians in Northern Ireland to "finish the work" of Martin McGuinness and get devolution back up and running in a warm and carefully pitched speech at his funeral in Derry yesterday. This is not to equate understanding Martin McGuinness with condoning the actions he was complicit in; but not to engage with the environment that created him (as well as thos... [Full Article...]

Ryan McBride's death is a devastating loss

Ryan McBride's death is a devastating loss Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has paid tribute to Ryan McBride following the passing of the Derry City club captain. DUP leader Arlene Foster tweeted: "My deepest condolences to the family and all Derry City FC as they mourn the loss of the talented Ryan McBride". [Full Article...]

Prosecutor Nixed From Fla. Case for Not Seeking Death Penalty

The new chief prosecutor in Orlando announced that her office will no longer seek the death penalty. Orlando Police Chief John Mina , scoffed at Ayala's refusal to seek the death penalty. "Just as Ms. Ayala has the discretion not to seek the death penalty in a particular case, the governor apparently has the discretion to remove her from the supervisory responsibility of prosecuting the case". [Full Article...]

Syrian army 'retakes Damascus district' seized by rebels in surprise attack

He said it was unclear whether regime forces or their Russian allies were carrying out Monday's raids on Jobar. Hama province is of strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad, separating opposition forces in Idlib from Damascus to the south and the regime's coastal heartlands to the west. [Full Article...]

Paris Airport Attacker Was under Influence of Drugs, Alcohol: Judicial Source

Budget airline easyJet said in a statement that "like all other airlines" it expected interruptions and flight delays, adding that 46 of its flights were due to fly in and out of the airport on Saturday. Then, Paris police said, he stole a woman's vehicle at gunpoint. France, where about 230 people have been killed during terrorist attacks since 2015, is a top target of terrorist and extremist... [Full Article...]

EU, Japan To Sign Trade Agreement in 2017

EU, Japan To Sign Trade Agreement in 2017 The event is partnered with Japan this year. Speaking on Sunday at a major tech-fair in Germany, the two leaders defended the idea of free trade and distanced themselves from the protectionist stance of U.S. Since taking office, Trump has withdrawn the United States from a trans-Pacific free trade pact and attacked export giants China and Germany over their massive trade surpluses. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants The use of explosives in the densely populated Old City is likely to cause extensive damage, and people fleeing are telling humanitarian workers that it's very hard to enter or leave the Old City, said Ms. Inside Mosul, people face acute shortages of safe water, sanitation services, food and electricity, while access to healthcare remains virtually non-existent. [Full Article...]

Turtle dies after swallowing 915 coins

Turtle dies after swallowing 915 coins The coins became so heavy that her shell cracked. Doctors told BBC News the large sea creature died from blood poisoning, which she developed after the initial seven-hour operation on March 6 to remove coins weighing a total of 11 pounds from her body. [Full Article...]

Israeli envoy rejects Syrian accusations on Israeli strike

Israeli envoy rejects Syrian accusations on Israeli strike An Israeli army spokesman declined to comment on the report. Some claimed the victim, Hussein Assayed, was a Syrian air defense commander. It said he was based in Golan. Russian Federation and Israel had already set up a "hotline" aimed at avoiding air clashes over Syria, which Moscow said it would like to see work more effectively. [Full Article...]

South Sudan plane crash leaves several injured

South Sudan plane crash leaves several injured The airport is near the location of Chinese peacekeepers at Wau . However, the manager of South Supreme Airlines told the National Courier there were no casualties. The plane's right wing hit a vehicle and a fire started on the right side of the plane, Ateny said. Former Labour MP David Shearer, now head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, said peacekeepers worked with local eme... [Full Article...]


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