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Polls close after Nigerians vote in governor elections Polls close after Nigerians vote in governor elections
- March 10, 2019

The result of today's Governorship election announced by the Returning Officer, Dorathy Inaku indicated that PDP scored 161 votes, while APC got 99 votes. But, President Buhari, who reacted to the decision of Atiku to seek legal redress over the outcome of the election, told newsmen at the polling unit that: "I expect that to happen". (more...)
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 to Nairobi crashes Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 to Nairobi crashes
- March 10, 2019

The plane, carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, crashed six minutes after take-off from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. A spokesman said the crash happened at 08.44 local time on Sunday, shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital. (more...)
Chelsea Manning in custody after refusing to testify on WikiLeaks Chelsea Manning in custody after refusing to testify on WikiLeaks
- March 10, 2019

The judge also said she will remain in prison until she decides to testify or until the grand jury concludes its investigation . "Donald Trump and his administration have publicly declared their disdain for Chelsea, and for President Obama's decision to commute her sentence". (more...)
Sen. Martha McSally Says She Revealed Her Rape to Empower Other Survivors Sen. Martha McSally Says She Revealed Her Rape to Empower Other Survivors
- March 10, 2019

Ms McSally said she attempted years later to share her experiences with senior officers but met with "wholly inadequate responses". She also said she nearly left the air force after 18 years, adding that "like many victims, I felt like the system was raping me all over again". (more...)
Israel shoots one man dead on Gaza border Israel shoots one man dead on Gaza border
- March 10, 2019

A projectile landed in open territory in Israel's Eshkol Regional Council on Saturday night shortly after a Red Alert Incoming rocket siren was activated. Palestinians fly balloons loaded with flammable material to be thrown at the Israeli side, near the Israel-Gaza border in the central Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties. (more...)
Lawmakers push to keep Tennessee on Daylight Saving Time year-round Lawmakers push to keep Tennessee on Daylight Saving Time year-round
- March 10, 2019

Here's what you need to know about Daylight Saving Time this year. And according to Webster's Dictionary, it's Daylight Saving - without an "s" on the end - "saving", not "savings" - Time . During the eight months we implement it, we get an hour more of sunshine in the evenings, which means we use less power. We used it again from 1942-45 during World War II. (more...)
Japan's Kane Tanaka honoured as world's oldest living person Japan's Kane Tanaka honoured as world's oldest living person
- March 10, 2019

The Japanese tend to exhibit longevity and dominate the oldest living person list, demonstrated by the fact that the previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117. And BBC News reported that when Tanaka was asked during the event what her favorite memory was, she responded: "This right now". She is usually up by 6:00am and enjoys studying mathematics. (more...)
Former Florida Police Officer Found Guilty in Shooting Death of Stranded Motorist Former Florida Police Officer Found Guilty in Shooting Death of Stranded Motorist
- March 10, 2019

The four-man, two-woman jury returned the verdict for Nouman Raja shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Raja had no reaction as the verdict was read. About 25 relatives and supporters of Jones looked on, some weeping. And he tells Raja , I'm good. On being questioned about the shooting, Raja said he followed all the procedure and only shot Jones because he felt that Jones would attack him. (more...)
United States officer draws gun on black man who was picking up litter United States officer draws gun on black man who was picking up litter
- March 10, 2019

The Daily Camera reported that the man is a student at Naropa University in Boulder, and the building is listed as a school residence. After the incident, one man told the council members they need to have an in-depth conversation about race relations in their community. (more...)
Bodies of missing Italian, Brit found on Pakistan mountain Nanga Parbat Bodies of missing Italian, Brit found on Pakistan mountain Nanga Parbat
- March 09, 2019

Four Spanish rescuers were flown in by a military helicopter on Monday, joining Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara at base camp to conduct the search. Mr Nardi, 42, from near Rome, had in the past attempted to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat during winter on several occasions. (more...)
'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga? 'He said, he said' - Who can you trust in Cohen-Trump saga?
- March 09, 2019

But Davis continued that since Cohen began working with federal prosecutors in July and "authorized me as a new lawyer to say publicly Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from President Trump even if offered". Cohen, that if he comes here today and he does not tell the truth, tell us the truth, I will be the first one to refer those untruthful statements to DOJ,"stated Cummings". (more...)
Americans will need a visa for European travel in 2021 Americans will need a visa for European travel in 2021
- March 09, 2019

The days of Americans traveling to Europe without having to jump through a few hoops are about to be over. The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely, including countries like Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, and Poland. (more...)
Pulwama Attack: Pakistan rebuffs Indian media reports of rejecting dossier Pulwama Attack: Pakistan rebuffs Indian media reports of rejecting dossier
- March 09, 2019

Days after his government announced a sweeping crackdown on terror outfits, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no terror group would be allowed to operate on Pakistan soil to carry out attacks overseas. Khan also spoke about the security of the minorities in Pakistan and said that his country stood with them unlike India where "the minorities were being targeted". (more...)
Maryland Appeals Court Upholds Conviction In Adnan Syed Murder Case Maryland Appeals Court Upholds Conviction In Adnan Syed Murder Case
- March 09, 2019

The Court of Appeals reinstated the conviction by reversing a March 2018 ruling by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals . Syed received a life sentence for Lee's 1999 slaying and burying her body in Baltimore's Leakin Park. After it was announced the ruling from the state's highest court was no longer pending, McClain took to social media to post a live video where she cried with disappointment. (more...)
Cardinal convicted of child sex abuse cover-up Cardinal convicted of child sex abuse cover-up
- March 09, 2019

Barbarin's trial put Europe's senior clergy in the spotlight at a time when the pope is grappling with criticism over the Church's response to a sexual abuse crisis that has gravely damaged its standing around the globe. Speaking of his "disappointment" at the six-month suspended prison sentence, he said, "We hope that at the next step, justice will be done ", suggesting he was hoping for an acquittal in the appeal. (more...)
YouTube adds fact checks to search results on sensitive topics YouTube adds fact checks to search results on sensitive topics
- March 09, 2019

When people turn to YouTube for news stories and type in certain terms or topics that are "prone to misinformation ", so-called information panels will pop up to debunk rumors or point out fake or misused videos, BuzzFeed News first reported . (more...)
Was Michael Cohen Coached By House Democrats Prior To Testimony? Was Michael Cohen Coached By House Democrats Prior To Testimony?
- March 09, 2019

Lanny Davis , a lawyer for Cohen , later said that before July, Cohen directed an attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon with Trump's lawyers. Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's former lawyer, departs following a full day of testimony with the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors as he prepares for a three-year prison sentence for lying to Congress and other charges, at the Capitol in Washington , Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (more...)
Nirav Modi's seaside bungalow razed Nirav Modi's seaside bungalow razed
- March 09, 2019

The sprawling mansion of Modi, accused in the $2-billion Punjab National Bank fraud case, was worth around Rs 40 crore, another official said. Interpol red notice's is a request sent to police across the globe to find and arrest someone "pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action". (more...)
No militants will be allowed to attack from Pakistani soil: Imran Khan No militants will be allowed to attack from Pakistani soil: Imran Khan
- March 09, 2019

India, Pakistan Should Turn the Page, Covert Crisis into Opportunity: China . The next confrontation might not end so calmly, the paper said . Pakistani security officials on Thursday prevented a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week. (more...)
Huawei sues United States government over product ban Huawei sues United States government over product ban
- March 09, 2019

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was introduced previous year and bans government agencies from buying its equipment. Her lawyers argued Tuesday that it will take time to develop her defense in part because of political issues and comments by U.S. (more...)
Einstein puzzle solved as missing page emerges Einstein puzzle solved as missing page emerges
- March 08, 2019

Einstein , who settled in the United States after renouncing his German citizenship when Adolf Hitler came to power, bequeathed his scientific and personal writings to Hebrew University, which houses an 80,000-item Albert Einstein archive. (more...)
Finnish PM offers resignation due to failed reform Finnish PM offers resignation due to failed reform
- March 08, 2019

Send "NEWS" to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens . The entire government of Finland resigned Friday after a three-party coalition failed to agree on welfare reform policy; a hot-button issue plaguing the nation as the population ages and resources dwindle. (more...)
Brazils Bolsonaro posts obscene Carnival video, stirs anger Brazils Bolsonaro posts obscene Carnival video, stirs anger
- March 08, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro tweeted a sexually explicit video of Carnival attendees on Tuesday night in an attempt to tarnish its reputation. "Comment and draw your conclusions", he added. Arguably most famous for the annual displays of the samba schools in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, the Carnival of Brazil is held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. (more...)
Former Fox Exec Leaving White House Post Former Fox Exec Leaving White House Post
- March 08, 2019

While the split appeared amicable, with Shine going on to work for Trump's campaign, several reports said that the White House communications director had not been meeting the president's expectations. Shine was the sixth person to hold the title, or effectively have the gig, since Trump took office. "Thank you to Bill and his wonderful family!" The announcement was made as President Trump visits tornado damage in Alabama. (more...)
Algerian lawyers join the call for Bouteflika to step down Algerian lawyers join the call for Bouteflika to step down
- March 08, 2019

Bouteflika, who has been in power for two decades, has promised he would organize a "national conference" to set a date for a future election in which he would not participate. Protests have taken place nearly daily since a massive demonstration two weeks ago, and organizers are calling for another one on Friday, despite a ban that has been in effect since 2001. (more...)

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