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Italy police rescue 51 children as driver torches school bus Italy police rescue 51 children as driver torches school bus
- March 21, 2019

A pupil told police, "He handcuffed us and threatened us". The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Two classes of teenagers and their adult escort were being driven from a school in Vailati di Crema to a gym but took a different route on a provincial highway apparently heading for Milan's Linate airport, local reports said. (more...)
USC may expel students linked to admissions cheating scandal USC may expel students linked to admissions cheating scandal
- March 20, 2019

Upon completion of the assessments, "proper action" will be taken, which could mean "revoking admission or expulsion". Yale, UCLA, and the University of Texas said last week that any students found to have misrepresented any part of their applications may have their admission rescinded. (more...)
Cindy McCain Posts Stranger’s Hateful Message About John McCain and Their Daughter Cindy McCain Posts Stranger’s Hateful Message About John McCain and Their Daughter
- March 20, 2019

John McCain in a radio interview Wednesday afternoon. Isakson, chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, doubled down on his criticism of Trump in an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting's "Political Rewind" program , calling the president's recent attacks on McCain "deplorable". (more...)
Dutch move up to fifth in UN's World Happiness Report Dutch move up to fifth in UN's World Happiness Report
- March 20, 2019

In the "Happiness League Table", Denmark ranked third for Corruption, fourth for Social Support and sixth for Freedom, while it was pulled down a bit in categories such as Positive Affect, Negative Effect, Generosity and Healthy Life Expectancy, in which it ranked in the 20s. (more...)
Festival of colours: Hindu community celebrates Holi Festival of colours: Hindu community celebrates Holi
- March 20, 2019

It announced to hold a colorful mega event on March 20 (today) at the Shri Panchumukhi Hanuman Temple, Soldier Bazar, Karachi in connection with Holi festival and Pakistan Day. Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals in Hinduism. Holika Dahan wishes: May God gift you all the colours of life, joy, happiness, friendship, love and all other colours you want to paint in your life . (more...)
US president Donald Trump escalates feud with aide Kellyanne Conway's husband US president Donald Trump escalates feud with aide Kellyanne Conway's husband
- March 20, 2019

Conway one-upped Trump's attempted insult with a reminder that he's been implicated in federal crimes. Responding to Trump's attack, Conway fired back: "You. For her part, Kellyanne Conway said earlier this week that she did not share in her husband's take on Trump's mental health. Trump's tweet referred to a Justice Department job for which George Conway was under consideration in 2017. (more...)
Police in Arizona arrest woman for abusing 7 adopted children Police in Arizona arrest woman for abusing 7 adopted children
- March 20, 2019

One girl told authorities that her adoptive mother had pepper-sprayed her genitals and that the intense pain lasted for several days. The others described similar abuse, including abuse to their private parts and being forced to take ice baths. (more...)
No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility
- March 20, 2019

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Monday the county is performing its own monitoring of air quality and reviewing data from the state. "We're sharing information with the public so that everybody knows what we know, what we're doing and where we're headed". (more...)
Radovan Karadzic: Former Bosnian Serb leader faces final war crimes verdict Radovan Karadzic: Former Bosnian Serb leader faces final war crimes verdict
- March 20, 2019

Karadzic, 73, was convicted in 2016 for the July 1995 Srebrenica massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces. United Nations appeals judges have upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment. (more...)
Philippines whale died after eating 88lbs of plastic garbage Philippines whale died after eating 88lbs of plastic garbage
- March 20, 2019

The museum workers wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday that the whale they found had 88 pounds worth of plastic bags in its stomach, including 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation-style bags and multiple shopping bags. "This can not continue", Blatchley said, noting the Philippines ranks as the second most plastic-polluted country in the world. This is the latest among many whales and dolphins recovered near the Philippines , most having died from ingesting plastic waste and ... (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Supports Eliminating the Electoral College Elizabeth Warren Supports Eliminating the Electoral College
- March 20, 2019

The Massachusetts senator said previous year that President Donald Trump's 2016 victory, despite Democrat Hillary Clinton winning 3 million more votes than him, is "not exactly the sign of a healthy democracy". He likened the popular vote and electoral college to "training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon". "Come a general election, presidential candidates don't come to places like MS, they also don't come to places like California or MA, because we're not the battleground states", ... (more...)
Fugitive Jeweller Nirav Modi arrested in London Fugitive Jeweller Nirav Modi arrested in London
- March 20, 2019

March 8th, 2019: The UK Home Office certified India's extradition request, deeming Nirav Modi's case "fit for extradition". It will also look into whether Nirav Modi's extradition to India will in any way violate his human rights. The Home Office told The Telegraph: "We can confirm that Nirav Modi was arrested on Tuesday 19 March in relation to an extradition request from India". (more...)
Erdoğan's Gallipoli threat over Christchurch attack condemned Erdoğan's Gallipoli threat over Christchurch attack condemned
- March 20, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday summoned the Turkish ambassador over Erdogan's speech, but dismissed the " excuses " offered. Join Nine News for the latest in news and events that affect you in your local city, as well as news from across Australia and the world. (more...)
Russia decides to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea: RIA Russia decides to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea: RIA
- March 20, 2019

Putin , who has poured billions of Russian taxpayer dollars into Crimea since Moscow seized control of it in 2014, attended the launch of a power station in the city of Sevastopol and oversaw the launch of another in Simferopol by video conference. (more...)
Greece an European Union entry point for counterfeit goods Greece an European Union entry point for counterfeit goods
- March 20, 2019

The trade in counterfeit and pirated goods now accounts for 3.3 per cent of world trade and is rising fast, according to a report published today. The alleged theft of intellectual property is among the biggest gripes of Donald Trump, the USA president, in his trade dispute with China . Hong Kong is responsible for 20% and Turkey also has a booming trade in illicit goods that is right on the EU's doorstep. (more...)
Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting
- March 20, 2019

Victoria Police are investigating the incident, including Anning's response, the national broadcaster reported. Video of the moment when the "Egg Boy" smashed the senator was shared on social media gaining millions of views. Sydney doctor Kate Ahmad and Melbourne author Harris Sultan began separate petitions on Change.org - almost an hour apart - calling for the removal of Anning from Parliament. (more...)
Donald Trump: Social Media Bias 'Very Dangerous Situation,' Should Be Investigated Donald Trump: Social Media Bias 'Very Dangerous Situation,' Should Be Investigated
- March 20, 2019

The ban also caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who questioned the power that social-media companies have. "Something is happening with those groups of folks that are running Facebook and Google and Twitter , and I do think we have to get to the bottom of it", Trump said. (more...)
China remains mum as Pakistan spotlights China remains mum as Pakistan spotlights "human rights" violations in Kashmir
- March 20, 2019

To a query whether Azhar's listing will figure in the talks in the context of Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui saying it would be resolved , Geng said that he could not prejudge the topics of the talks. Pakistani airspace has also not been fully opened for civilian traffic even though normal flying has resumed on the Indian side, sources told the newspaper. (more...)
Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 Max Boeing says finalizing software upgrade, revising pilot training for 737 Max
- March 20, 2019

The updates are meant to address how the aircraft's flight control system - MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) - responds to erroneous sensor inputs, the planemaker said https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-03-17-Boeing-CEO-Muilenburg-Issues-Statement-on-Ethiopian-Airlines-Flight-302-Accident-Investigation in a statement. (more...)
Australian Prime Minister puts onus on technology firms to tackle internet extremism Australian Prime Minister puts onus on technology firms to tackle internet extremism
- March 20, 2019

On Friday, a gunman killed 50 muslim worshippers in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. The 17-minute live streamed video published by Tarrant as well as a hate-filled document that he placed online shortly before the shooting will form key parts of the criminal trial. (more...)
"Egg Boy" to donate raised money for him to Chirstchurch victims
- March 20, 2019

In this image made from video, a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Melbourne . According to screenshots from the GoFundMe page, he has said he is "under strict restrictions to limit his posts on social media". Will Connolly was restrained by Fraser Anning supporters after he egged the senator at the weekend. (more...)
Facebook under pressure to improve livestream moderation after New Zealand mosque attacks Facebook under pressure to improve livestream moderation after New Zealand mosque attacks
- March 20, 2019

The groups said: "The events in Christchurch raise the question, if the site owners can target consumers with advertising in microseconds, why can't the same technology be applied to prevent this kind of content being streamed live?" Within 24 hours of the attack, Facebook said it removed 1.5 million instances of the video , with 1.2 million of those videos blocked at upload. (more...)
Turkey's president shows footage of New Zealand mosque attacks at rallies Turkey's president shows footage of New Zealand mosque attacks at rallies
- March 20, 2019

In inflammatory comments on Monday, Erdoğan suggested that anyone who comes to Turkey with anti-Muslim sentiments would be sent back in coffins , "like their grandfathers were" during the Gallipoli campaign. He also drew links between Kilicdaroglu and right-wing Australian politician Fraser Anning, who sparked an outcry when he blamed the New Zealand attacks on Muslim immigration . (more...)
US presses Pak for 'sustained' actions against terrorism US presses Pak for 'sustained' actions against terrorism
- March 20, 2019

Pakistan knows it cannot take on India in a conventional war but has reasons to believe that it could indulge in its covert offensive on LoC to keep the limelight on the Kashmir issue. India has also said it was in touch with major powers during the conflict, without providing further details. On the morning of February 28, Trump told reporters in Hanoi that he expected the crisis to end soon. (more...)
13,000 Xinjiang terrorists arrested since 2014: China 13,000 Xinjiang terrorists arrested since 2014: China
- March 20, 2019

China has previously denied the presence of the internment camps, but have in recent months shifted to calling them "vocational education centres" akin to boarding schools, with students checking in voluntarily. Counter-terrorism is a political excuse to suppress the Uighurs. "The real aim of the so-called de-radicalization is to eliminate faith and thoroughly carry out Sinification", he said. (more...)

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