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India to invest $50 million to boost capacity building in Palestine India to invest $50 million to boost capacity building in Palestine
- February 10, 2018

Narenda Modi lays a wreath on the grave of Yasser Arafat on a visit to the Palestinian territories on February 10, 2018. The UAE also became the first country to contribute to India s strategic petroleum reserve, through an agreement signed between the two sides during Sheikh Mohamed s visit to India previous year. (more...)
Trump Praises Rob Porter
- February 10, 2018

On Thursday, deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a rare admission that the White House could have handled the Porter fiasco better. A White House official told BuzzFeed News that, unlike Porter, Sorensen's position did not require a security clearance. (more...)
BJP workers vandalise Pandian's house, hurl cow dung BJP workers vandalise Pandian's house, hurl cow dung
- February 10, 2018

The protesters hurled cow dung at the bureaucrat's government accommodation, damages some flower pots while raising slogans against him. A few days back, Odisha state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was attacked by a woman during an event in Balasore the lady threw eggs on the chief minister. (more...)
Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after Emirati grant Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after Emirati grant
- February 10, 2018

Home to almost two million people, the Israel-blockaded Gaza Strip has struggled with severe electricity shortages since 2006. It added that in 2018, $6.5 million was required to provide 7.7 million liters of emergency fuel. OCHA said that hospitals and medical centers in the Gaza Strip need a total of 6.5 million USA dollars to buy 7.7 million liters of fuels to operate its generators and avoid the frequent cuts of daily electricity. (more...)
Sinn Féin officially elects Michelle O'Neill as Vice President Sinn Féin officially elects Michelle O'Neill as Vice President
- February 10, 2018

Sinn Fein has also chosen its vice president to be the 41-year-old Michelle O'Neill. Gerry Adams, the outgoing president of Sinn Féin, has said he does not care how history will judge him. Her coronation represents a break from the party's links to the IRA, responsible for more than 1,700 deaths during unrest, and a renewed focus on social issues. (more...)
BJP govt first to take steps for the growth of NE: Modi BJP govt first to take steps for the growth of NE: Modi
- February 10, 2018

India's attempt to openly build its relationship with Israel while maintaining support for Palestinian statehood aspirations is a fine balancing act, West Asia expert PR Kumaraswamy told dpa. The rally to be addressed by CPI (M)'s star campaigner Manik Sarkar has been planned in this region in northern part of Tripura coinciding with the timing of Mr Modi's rally at Kailashahar apparently seeking to "upset" BJP's Mega Rally to be addressed by the Prime Minister. (more...)
Brandan Wright to sign with Rockets after completing buyout Brandan Wright to sign with Rockets after completing buyout
- February 10, 2018

Adjusted per 36 minutes, Wright is mustering 15.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in his career. The 27 games Brandan Wright has played in this season is just one less than his total of a season ago, with arthroscopic ankle surgery keeping him on the sideline until late January. (more...)
US Senate passes critical funding bill as govt tumbles towards shutdown US Senate passes critical funding bill as govt tumbles towards shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Louise Slaughter (D-NY), as the House ended the shutdown just after 5:30 am, voting 240-186 to approve a two-year budget deal . The budget bill raises military and domestic spending by nearly $300 billion United States over the next two years. (more...)
Tolerance limit being crossed, even girls drinking beer now: Manohar Parrikar Tolerance limit being crossed, even girls drinking beer now: Manohar Parrikar
- February 10, 2018

The Supreme Court has not prohibited export of ore, he noted. "The Supreme Court order will have only temporary loss", he said. "The rest will be as per the law", he said. "After March 15, the mining companies will have to vacate the land", he said. The Supreme Court had on Wednesday quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases in Goa in 2015, saying the sole motive of the companies behind the commercial activity was profit maximisation and no social goal was attached to it. (more...)
U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops
- February 10, 2018

The civil war has killed about 400,000 people, displaced half the population and sent more than 5 million refugees mostly to neighboring countries. But Russia , Assad's most powerful ally, said on Thursday a ceasefire was unrealistic and that militants were to blame for the bloodshed. (more...)
19 killed, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash 19 killed, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash
- February 10, 2018

The causes of an accident involving a double-decker bus that took place on Tai Po Road have not yet been identified, though there are some reports that the vehicle was going too fast. Photos and videos published by local media or posted by users on social media showed the gold-colored bus lying on its side while emergency workers treat injured passengers nearby. (more...)
Turkey liquidates over 1000 terrorists during operation in Afrin - General Staff Turkey liquidates over 1000 terrorists during operation in Afrin - General Staff
- February 10, 2018

The Russian officials offered assurances that they would not engage the coalition forces in the area, Veale said. Ankara's operation followed U.S. calls to establish a Kurdish-led "border security force (BSF)" in the future in Syria along the 900-km border with Turkey, a move that has angered Turkey. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Casper Area Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Casper Area
- February 10, 2018

Highs will be near 50 degree by mid-week with a chance for rain . Aside from some passing snow showers in northwestern New Jersey on Friday , "it doesn't look like there will be any snow this weekend", he noted. Sunday's low is expected to reach 2 and snow accumulations are forecast from 6 to 10 inches with some areas receiving up to a foot. The daytime snow accumulation will be about two inches. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Cyber Attack Targeted Opening Ceremony, Says PyeongChang Organising Committee Winter Olympics: Cyber Attack Targeted Opening Ceremony, Says PyeongChang Organising Committee
- February 10, 2018

Moon and Kim Yong Nam planned to return to the Games venue to watch the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - the first ever combined team at the Olympics - take on Switzerland, the Blue House said . Some people tried to burn the North Korean national flag, but were contained by police. Choe and Kim Yo Jong also are under direct American sanctions for human rights abuses related to their roles in censoring information in North Korea. (more...)
Hardik meets Mamata Banerjee, bats for 'united opposition' against BJP Hardik meets Mamata Banerjee, bats for 'united opposition' against BJP
- February 10, 2018

The young Gujarat activist said he would come to West Bengal in 2019. Patel stressed the need for the likes of the Congress and Trinamul to come together for defeating "forces trying to break" the country. He said he would campaign for Mamata in Bengal ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to reach out to the Gujarati community. Together, we will create a better India. (more...)
Utah Senate warns lawmakers of 'entrapment' Utah Senate warns lawmakers of 'entrapment'
- February 10, 2018

Stanard, who is married, abruptly resigned Tuesday night after a report in the British Daily Mail alleged he twice hired a prostitute in 2017. Taxpayers in Utah paid for two hotel stays by a Utah conservative that we allegedly used for an extramarital affair with a Salt Lake City escort, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday . (more...)
Former Vancouver Canuck Dave 'Tiger' Williams charged with sexual assault Former Vancouver Canuck Dave 'Tiger' Williams charged with sexual assault
- February 10, 2018

Dave "Tiger" Williams was arrested by military police Friday, two days after the National Hockey League penalty minutes king was charged with two counts of sexual assault and assault for incidents on a Canadian Forces aircraft. A spokesperson told The Canadian Press Williams was charged Wednesday and arrested on Friday. A date for him to appear in court has not yet been set. (more...)
Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling
- February 10, 2018

Why was he against the deal? The bill , which includes a far-reaching deal that increases spending limits for the next two years and raises the federal debt ceiling until March 2019, would break the cycle of government funding crises in time for what is set to be a bruising campaign for November's mid-term elections. (more...)
Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day
- February 10, 2018

Bombing on Thursday left at least five civilians dead and 19 injured in the rural Idlib town of Mashmashan "as an initial count", Civil Defense spokesman Ahmad al-Sheikho told Syria Direct. It has been rare for regime and US forces to directly target each other, as NPR's Tom Bowman reported Wednesday . Syrian government warplanes have ratcheted up their bombardment of Eastern Ghouta this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds in need of medical care. (more...)
Second White House staffer resigns following abuse allegations
- February 10, 2018

Willoughby was married to Porter, who has resigned from his post because of the allegations, from 2009 to 2013. The Trump administration told the Post it learned of the allegations Thursday night. "He became fully aware about these allegations yesterday", Shah said. The president "did not express any sympathy for the women Porter allegedly abused - instead pointing to Porter's claim that 'he's innocent, '" CNN reports . (more...)
Pelosi's 'DACA-buster' Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the House Pelosi's 'DACA-buster' Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the House
- February 10, 2018

She also recited several Bible passages. He added, "I would have gone to the bathroom well before then, I got to tell you". The deal had been picking up steam even as the president appeared to be readying for a standoff. It's an open question if there are cards left to play in the push to enshrine the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy into law. The announcement comes after President Trump teased his administration's plan to tackle the nation's deteriorating roads, bridges ... (more...)
US Congress passes budget deal, ending brief shutdown US Congress passes budget deal, ending brief shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Senate Democrats sparked a three-day partial government shutdown last month by filibustering a spending bill, seeking relief for "Dreamer" immigrants who have lived in the country illegally since they were children. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and others in her party had opposed Friday's bill because Republican House leaders would not guarantee her a debate later on bipartisan steps to protect about 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation. (more...)
UN Chief Urges Denuclearization to North Korea UN Chief Urges Denuclearization to North Korea
- February 10, 2018

Pence's tweeted day-after position: "The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage". Moon said improved relations between the Koreas may be a step toward resolving the nuclear standoff. Dark chocolate tempered in the shape of barbed wire lay over a map of the Korean peninsula rendered in thin blue chocolate, a representation of the heavily militarised border that separates Games host South Korea and its old enemy in the North. (more...)
Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai Calls Domestic Tourists 'Scum Of The Earth' Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai Calls Domestic Tourists 'Scum Of The Earth'
- February 10, 2018

A majority of domestic tourists visiting Goa are the "scum of the earth", Goa Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai said, according to PTI. He stated that the Indian states are responsible for the problems that Goa has today. The Census 2011 has put Goa's population at 14.59 lakh, which, even after considering a marginal rise in population, is still four times less than the number of people coming to the picturesque coastal state in 2016. (more...)
Congressional Leaders Reach Spending Deal, But Passage Is Still In Doubt Congressional Leaders Reach Spending Deal, But Passage Is Still In Doubt
- February 10, 2018

An angry Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) accused Paul of playing games as the federal government lurched closer to running out of funding for the second time in three weeks. "I think we would need votes coming from both ways", Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told reporters on Wednesday. The Senate must first vote on the plan by Thursday afternoon or evening; the House would then vote on it before a midnight deadline for a government shutdown . (more...)

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