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Armed guard on duty during Florida school shooting 'never went in' Armed guard on duty during Florida school shooting 'never went in'
- February 25, 2018

It was their first time back on the Parkland campus since 17 people were shot to death on Valentine's Day. Staff members returned for the first time on Friday to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, now the site of one of the deadliest school attacks in USA history in which 14 students and three faculty were killed. (more...)
Labour 'to back staying' in new EU customs union Labour 'to back staying' in new EU customs union
- February 25, 2018

Keir Starmer said on Sunday his party had agreed that if it wins power it should negotiate a new union with the bloc, and that Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May faced a potential rebellion over her position on the issue. The premier's fragility was laid bare in December when rebels in her party joined with Labour to defeat May in Parliament, ensuring lawmakers will have a meaningful vote on the final deal she strikes with the EU. (more...)
Karachi Kings to face off with Peshawar Zalmi today in PSL 2018 Karachi Kings to face off with Peshawar Zalmi today in PSL 2018
- February 25, 2018

This will allow me to check if they are suitable for playing at the global level or not. The defending champions could not quite get off to a winning start in this edition as they looked rusty in the opening game against PSL debutants Multan Sultans . (more...)
Democrats hit back at Trump with their own FBI-Russia memo Democrats hit back at Trump with their own FBI-Russia memo
- February 25, 2018

The US Congress has released a controversial Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claims of Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct in seeking a surveillance warrant in the Russian Federation probe. "Is it fair to ask, what did President Obama know?" If that all sounds vague-that's because of the masking process meant to protect USA identities who are not the direct targets of surveillance. (more...)
Chumba, Dibaba reign supreme at Tokyo Marathon Chumba, Dibaba reign supreme at Tokyo Marathon
- February 25, 2018

Chumba, who previously won at the Japanese capital in 2014, reigned supreme in the men's competition as he won in 2hours, 5 minutes and 30seconds. Dibaba - victor in 2015 having ended the race second a year earlier - crossed the finish line ahead of countrywoman Ruti Aga and American Amy Cragg in a time of 2:19:51. (more...)
"Pañuelazo" en el Congreso para pedir la legalización del aborto
- February 25, 2018

Según Economía Femini (s) ta, una organización que se describe como "economía con perspectiva de género para todas y todos", en Argentina un aborto clandestino puede llegar a costar entre 10 y 17 mil pesos , cuando el 80% de las mujeres gana menos de 10.400. (more...)
Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls
- February 25, 2018

Ibrahim Gaidam, in a statement. "The attack occurred barely a week after the military withdrew the soldiers from there", the Yobe governor said. "The same thing happened in 2013 when the military suddenly removed troops guarding the town and a week later Boko Haram went there to attack the town and the secondary school there killing 29 students". (more...)
Officer at Stoneman Didn't Enter School During Shooting Officer at Stoneman Didn't Enter School During Shooting
- February 25, 2018

He did describe what he saw on the tape, though, during the press conference , saying he saw the deputy arrive at the corner of a building on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , but he never went in. "I'd rather have somebody who loves their students and wants to protect their students than someone standing outside who doesn't know anybody". "It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or jewellery store or some Hollywood gala". (more...)
Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague Kurdish Syrian ex-leader Salih Muslim arrested in Prague
- February 25, 2018

A Kurdish official close to Muslim said the former PYD leader was in Prague attending a conference. A prominent leader of Syria's Kurdish community has been detained by Czech authorities on a warrant from Turkey. Turkish security officials and the justice ministry have begun the administrative process for the extradition of Muslim. There was no immediate comment from Czech authorities on the detention of Muslim, who is a Syrian citizen. (more...)
Trump defends NRA amid gun law debate Trump defends NRA amid gun law debate
- February 25, 2018

Gun rights groups oppose raising age limits beyond 18 years, but Trump insisted he can sell the restriction to the "patriots" at the National Rifle Assn. In Switzerland, a country with similar attitudes toward gun ownership as the U.S., the law was changed in 2008 to require stricter ammunition storage after a man killed 14 and injured 14 more in a regional parliament. (more...)
Cape Town T20I: SA win toss, elect to bowl against India Cape Town T20I: SA win toss, elect to bowl against India
- February 25, 2018

Junior Dala, who marked his debut in the first T20I, will be the main asset of the home team in the bowling department as he has picked up four wickets in the first two matches. "But it's always nice to be among runs", Raj, who scored 192 runs in four innings with three half centuries, said after the match. "The way we played in Tests and ODIs, it showed what we can achieve as a team in South Africa ". (more...)
Mexican leader's visit with Trump shelved over wall Mexican leader's visit with Trump shelved over wall
- February 25, 2018

United States officials described the President as being "frustrated and exasperated, saying Trump believed it was unreasonable for Pena Nieto to expect him to back off his crowd-pleasing campaign promise of forcing Mexico to pay for the wall". (more...)
Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest
- February 25, 2018

The statement criticized a recent bill passed by the Israeli parliament that allowed the Israeli state to take over Christian buildings leased to private companies, and plans to begin imposing taxes on Christian church properties. Al-Qawasmi commended the stance of all churches, stressing that Christians in Palestine along with their churches, are an integral part of the Palestinian identity. (more...)
Rain and Thunderstorms Potential This Weekend Rain and Thunderstorms Potential This Weekend
- February 25, 2018

SUNDAY: With the front to our southeast, the severe threat will lessen and the majority of the rain will clear out. EXTENDED FORECAST: Cooler 60s return Tuesday under partly sunny skies and mostly dry conditions. So, Thursday could be the start of some nice weather! Update: 2:18PM A TROUGH of low pressure with associated cloud and showers lies to the northeast of the group is expected to gradually move over the group tomorrow. (more...)
Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral
- February 25, 2018

The new charges were filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. "Now that you have this very close associate, Rick Gates pleading guilty now you have someone who can connect the dots, who can provide a narrator for a the trial". When Manafort became manager of the Trump campaign in the middle of 2016 Gates served as his deputy. Mr Gates helped run the campaign's day-to-day operations, played a key role at the Republican National Convention at which Mr Trump was chosen as the party's ... (more...)
US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount
- February 25, 2018

We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental auto discount program with Hertz . Also Friday, Wyndham Worldwide, parent company of major hotel brands including Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Days Inn, tweeted that it "is no longer affiliated with the NRA". (more...)
Eddie Pepperell claims first European Tour win with victory in Qatar Masters Eddie Pepperell claims first European Tour win with victory in Qatar Masters
- February 25, 2018

While Pepperell is looking for his first career title, Fisher is aiming for his second win on the European Tour since 2011. I need a glass of wine and more than that I think! "I felt good all day, I felt comfortable". A closing 68 handed Sweden's Marcus Kinhult sole third place on 16 under, while Pablo Larrazabal, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Gregory Havret and Renato Paratore shared fourth place a further shot back. (more...)
Gates pleads guilty; Manafort faces new accusation Gates pleads guilty; Manafort faces new accusation
- February 25, 2018

Gates, who had been negotiating with Mueller's office for over a month, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit to defraud the United States and making a false statement at a federal Washington D.C. Manafort, under pressure on Friday, maintained his innocence in a statement following Gates's plea deal . After Gates' guilty plea, Manafort remained defiant, claiming he is innocent and promising to fight the charges against him. (more...)
18 killed by vehicle bombs in Somali capital 18 killed by vehicle bombs in Somali capital
- February 25, 2018

The bombings targetted the presidential palace and a city hotel, police said. More than 500 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu in October, in the deadliest attack in the country's history. The blasts follow weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu. "Security forces battled the attackers trying to storm the presidential palace". "They were aiming for key targets, but they could not even go closer, there were five of them killed by the security force". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government
- February 25, 2018

After the guilty plea on Friday, a spokesman for Rohrabacher, who has sought better relations with Russian Federation, said: "As the congressman has acknowledged before, the meeting was a dinner with two longtime acquaintances - Manafort and Weber - from back in his White House and early congressional days". (more...)
National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning
- February 25, 2018

The NRA has not offered a response to the corporate backlash, but many supporters of the gun lobby said those efforts will likely encourage more people to buy guns or join the NRA. "Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program". Best Western: "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association ", the hotel chain ... (more...)
Companies that have cut ties with the NRA Companies that have cut ties with the NRA
- February 25, 2018

A quick look at the NRA website confirms all kinds of special deals from vehicle rentals to moving companies to insurance to home security systems to travel and even to wine. A company spokesperson told Business Insider in an email on Thursday: "We ended the discount program, effective March 26". Calls for tighter gun control measures have been rejected by the NRA, which instead pointed the finger at school security, the mental health system and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
China's ruling party to meet on reform China's ruling party to meet on reform
- February 25, 2018

While important party posts were unveiled at the party congress in October, government positions including the roles of premier and ministers still need to be decided and formally voted on at the annual session of the largely rubber-stamp Parliament, which opens on March 5. (more...)
Still no Olympic news coverage in North Korea Still no Olympic news coverage in North Korea
- February 25, 2018

Prior to Pyeongchang 2018, South Korea had only won medals in short track speed skating, speed skating and figure skating. Sweden won 6-1. The only previous Asian team to win an Olympic medal were China's women, winners of a bronze at Vancouver 2010. (more...)
PM Modi asks people to become conscious, aware of their own safety PM Modi asks people to become conscious, aware of their own safety
- February 25, 2018

Sibal said: "The country has faced a loss of around Rs 21,000 crore and other banking frauds will also emerge in the coming days". Besides the defrauding of Punjab National Bank allegedly by billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, another businessman, Vikram Kothari, owner of a leading pen manufacturing company, has been arrested for loan defaults of over Rs 3,500 crore. (more...)

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