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Policeman killed in encounter with militants in south Kashmir Policeman killed in encounter with militants in south Kashmir
- April 24, 2018

The encounter broke out in the morning after an army patrol was sacked at by the militants. Following the brief exchange of gunfight, the militants believed to be three in number reportedly fled from the spot. Based on intelligence developed by police about the presence of terrorists, security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the Laam forest of Tral area in Pulwama district, a police official said. (more...)
Won't allow projects in Konkan: Uddhav Thackeray Won't allow projects in Konkan: Uddhav Thackeray
- April 24, 2018

The two parties have been on a war path over the project and the Shiv Sena stepped up attack on the BJP last week. "The refinery, once operational, will lead to increase in ambient temperature". Desai had threatened to resign if the CM forced his way. "Shiv Sena will not allow the land to be acquired for the project". The party has realised that it is losing ground all over the state. (more...)
Austin students plan day of action instead of gun violence walkout Austin students plan day of action instead of gun violence walkout
- April 24, 2018

And on March 24, children and adults took to the streets for March For Our Lives , in an attempt to put pressure on Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer. "But that's incorrect, they've done worse than nothing", Dempsey said to the crowd. Some Temple students felt compelled to share their thoughts on gun violence, like freshman psychology major Jessica Pingor. (more...)
Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items Madonna loses bid to stop auction of intimate items
- April 24, 2018

However, the singer wasn't expecting those items to be auctioned off. "For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open & exciting", the letter reads. (more...)
Jets to face the Nashville Predators in round 2 of playoffs Jets to face the Nashville Predators in round 2 of playoffs
- April 24, 2018

And now, the Predators and the Winnipeg Jets , the two best teams in the Central Division and Western Conference , will meet in round two of the Stanley Cup where the victor will advance to the conference final. We've reached the point where it doesn't matter whether they win or lose. The scenario also occurred in 2012 (the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the Cup) and in 1984 (Edmonton). (more...)
Obama To Speak On Tolerance In South Africa Obama To Speak On Tolerance In South Africa
- April 24, 2018

About 4,000 people are expected to attend Obama's Mandela lecture. Obama will deliver a high-profile address in Johannesburg this summer. There will also be Mandela Fridays, when the public will be encouraged to wear a specific T-shirt inscribed with Madiba's values. (more...)
Dutt biopic: Ranbir Kapoor's new still revealed Dutt biopic: Ranbir Kapoor's new still revealed
- April 24, 2018

The teaser of Sanju , "a true story, you won't believe", starts off with Ranbir Kapoor who is playing Dutt stepping out of jail. Although Hirani now confirms that Sanju is the title the makers are going with - there's also a story to it. (more...)
Yeti cuts ties with NRA, sees public backlash on social media Yeti cuts ties with NRA, sees public backlash on social media
- April 24, 2018

The paper cited a letter from an NRA lobbyist who said Yeti is no longer selling products to the foundation. In it, Hammer derided Austin-based YETI Coolers for "suddenly, and without prior notice", ending its relationship with the NRA Foundation , a non-profit arm of the NRA that supports 4-H, Boy Scouts, ROTC, and other outdoor activities. (more...)
Senate panel postpones hearing for VA nominee Senate panel postpones hearing for VA nominee
- April 24, 2018

Senate Democrats huddled privately Monday in a basement office in the Capitol to discuss "raw allegations" that have been raised against Jackson. Republican lawmakers and aides on the committee say they are also grappling with the allegations, trying to assess what they mean for Jackson's nomination to the post . (more...)
Sonam Kapoor - Anand Ahuja's alleged love story Sonam Kapoor - Anand Ahuja's alleged love story
- April 24, 2018

Every day, there is some news on it and undoubtedly, the couple has been trending on a daily basis since the report of their wedding broke. From rumours of destination wedding, to speculating who will design her bridal clothes, there has been no dearth of stories. (more...)
Kremlin on possible missile delivery to Syria: Western strike soured atmosphere Kremlin on possible missile delivery to Syria: Western strike soured atmosphere
- April 24, 2018

De Mistura expressed the hope that experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will visit Douma district near the Syrian capital of Damascus as soon as possible to investigate an alleged chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government forces. (more...)
When will Russian Federation deploy anti-aircraft missile defense system to Syria? When will Russian Federation deploy anti-aircraft missile defense system to Syria?
- April 24, 2018

The Kremlin on Monday declined to comment on media reports that Russian Federation planned to soon supply Syria with S-300 missile systems, but said a Western missile strike on Syria had soured the atmosphere in the region. "There was also openness among G7 members to dialogue with Russian Federation while we hold them accountable for their malign activities and their efforts to destabilise nations", the official added. (more...)
Trump put the brakes on new Russian sanctions Trump put the brakes on new Russian sanctions
- April 24, 2018

Haley issued no clarifying statement on Sunday after news organizations, including The Washington Post , reported prominently that the new sanctions would be announced Monday based on her comments to CBS. "She could've easily just let it go, but instead she fired back", Bauer, a CNN political commentator, said. After Haley's comments, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow that the sanctions were a US ploy to oust Russian Federation from global markets and ... (more...)
Compensation promised to Windrush families who 'suffered loss' Compensation promised to Windrush families who 'suffered loss'
- April 24, 2018

In addition, the Home Secretary confirmed that a compensation scheme will be set up for individuals who have suffered loss or damage because of their inability to evidence their right to be in the United Kingdom and to access services. The home secretary was accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the effect the "hostile environment" for illegal immigrants was having on people with the right to be in the United Kingdom as she appeared before MPs yesterday. (more...)
18 die in southern China karaoke lounge fire 18 die in southern China karaoke lounge fire
- April 24, 2018

Police had offered a reward of 200,000 yuan (US$32,000) to anyone able to provide clues or support leading to the apprehension of the suspect. Police arrested a 32-year-old man in a nearby village in connection with the blaze. Fatal fires are common in China, where safety regulations are widely flouted and enforcement is lax. Courts jailed 21 people, including firefighters and government staff, over the fire a year ago. (more...)
Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll
- April 24, 2018

Slater later argued that his company, Wildlife Personalities Ltd., owned worldwide commercial rights to the photos. Under a settlement agreement reached a year ago with PETA, Slater would retain the rights to the photos, but he would donate 25 percent of future revenue derived from the images to charities that protect Naruto and other crested macaque monkeys. (more...)
Trump's false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Robert Mueller Trump's false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Robert Mueller
- April 24, 2018

A Facebook post confirms that Trump attended a birthday party for Russian developer Aras Agalarov in Moscow on the evening of November 8, 2013. In February, Comey wrote that Trump told him "he hadn't stayed overnight in Russia " during the trip. (more...)
White House stresses Trump has 'no intention' of firing Mueller White House stresses Trump has 'no intention' of firing Mueller
- April 24, 2018

Asked if the suspension of tests was a positive sign, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday, "Right now, I think there [are] a lot of reasons for optimism that the negotiations will be fruitful and we'll see". Also South Korea President Moon, who has said that North Korea has expressed a will for complete denuclearisation. "We've seen some steps in the right direction, but we have a long way to go". (more...)
Two Suspects Sought in Lynching of Canadian in Peru Two Suspects Sought in Lynching of Canadian in Peru
- April 24, 2018

Woodroffe, a Canadian traveler , was in Peru to study hallucinogenic herbal medicines, according to a report by the Daily Mail . Woodroffe and also Arevalo have been both murdered from Victoria Gracia's community. He said an intervention with a family member struggling with alcohol addiction prompted him to become an addiction counsellor using plant-based medicine. (more...)
GOP Rep. Lamborn Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot, State Court Rules GOP Rep. Lamborn Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot, State Court Rules
- April 24, 2018

The court's decision comes after a Denver District Court ruling that found Lamborn should remain on the ballot despite some of the signature gatherers his campaign used possibly being out-of-state residents - something that is illegal for signature gatherers in Colorado. (more...)
Ten dead, 15 injured as van rams into pedestrians, suspect arrested Ten dead, 15 injured as van rams into pedestrians, suspect arrested
- April 24, 2018

CNN reported that a white van collided with numerous pedestrians in Toronto . "We're still gathering information and as soon as we can, we'll share more information with Canadians", Trudeau told reporters about an hour after news of the incident broke. (more...)
Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship
- April 24, 2018

Sophia Roper, who represents Alfie and takes instructions from a court-appointed guardian, agreed with Mr Mylonas. "Alfie's sustained his life since 17 minutes past 9", Tom Evans said at around 10:39 pm, Liverpool time. Earlier Monday, Alfie's parents received news of a possible breakthrough. According to Il Foglio newspaper, their announcement was followed by strong words from Italy's ambassador to Britain, Raffaele Trombetta, who called on Alder Hey to "stop the procedure of ... (more...)
Iranian army generals threaten to wipe out Israel by 2043 Iranian army generals threaten to wipe out Israel by 2043
- April 24, 2018

On April 9, an air strike killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members at the Syrian base. Israeli sources claimed the attack was aimed at Iranian fighters in the Arab country, while Tehran denied the claims that it had a military presence in the country. (more...)
China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash
- April 24, 2018

The North also said it plans to close its nuclear test area. "Also, South Korean President Moon, who has said that North Korea has expressed a will for complete denuclearization , and certainly that's the focus of any conversation and negotiation that the United States will have with North Korea ". (more...)
G7 to study Russia's 'malign behavior' G7 to study Russia's 'malign behavior'
- April 24, 2018

The G7 foreign ministers agreed to put together a proposal for the upcoming G7 leaders summit in June in Charlevoix, Que., for a working group on defending democracies against disinformation. Her British counterpart Boris Johnson said his colleagues had backed London over the Salisbury poisoning attack and shown "strong G7 solidarity" with this month's US, French and British air strikes on Syrian chemical weapons installations. (more...)

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