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Olympics hero Shaun White apologises for brushing off sexual misconduct claims Olympics hero Shaun White apologises for brushing off sexual misconduct claims
- February 15, 2018

He told NBC reporters, "I'm here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip and stuff". Male reporters asked all the questions, despite two female reporters who'd had their hands raised the entire time , waiting to be recognized, according to Christine Brennan in USA Today . (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation launches planning for expanded Iraq military training North Atlantic Treaty Organisation launches planning for expanded Iraq military training
- February 15, 2018

The allies have also trained Iraqi troops in neighboring Jordan. "The lesson learned from Iraq it is unsafe to leave too early because we may be forced back into combat operations", NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters, referring to the 2011 USA withdrawal. (more...)
'Outcast' ex-pupil held after 17 killed in Florida school 'carnage' 'Outcast' ex-pupil held after 17 killed in Florida school 'carnage'
- February 15, 2018

He was enrolled at another Broward County school, officials said. "Because I feel today that our government, our country has failed us and failed our kids and didn't keep us safe". But Amanda Samaroo , whose daughter, Elizabeth, attended the school while he was a student there, said he had been expelled for bringing knives on campus. (more...)
Modi visits Arunachal, inaugurates Convention Centre in Itanagar Modi visits Arunachal, inaugurates Convention Centre in Itanagar
- February 15, 2018

Addressing the gathering at the event, PM Modi said, "There is so much work to do in the health sector". Modi lauded the efforts taken by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, crediting him for "bringing the state on the path of development". (more...)
Apple's New HomePod Is Leaving Mysterious White Rings On Wood Tables Apple's New HomePod Is Leaving Mysterious White Rings On Wood Tables
- February 15, 2018

HomePod owners took to Twitter after white rings were left on wooden tables and worktop surfaces in the exact shape of the speaker's bottom ring. Initial reviews generally praise the speaker's audio quality, but the HomePod is also an AI-driven device that's created to work with Apple's Siri voice assistant . (more...)
India's banks rattled by $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud India's banks rattled by $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud
- February 15, 2018

On Wednesday, the CBI received two fresh complaints from PNB allegedly against Modi and a jewellery company alleging fraudulent transactions worth about Rs 11,400 crore. Even though there is not much clarity on what lead to the scam, PNB has been grappling with fraud cases recently. Ten officials from PNB have been suspended, reports BQ. (more...)
Florida Mayor Comments On Latest Deadly School Shooting Florida Mayor Comments On Latest Deadly School Shooting
- February 15, 2018

A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (more...)
How Meghan Markle is channeling Princess Diana How Meghan Markle is channeling Princess Diana
- February 15, 2018

Contrary to Markle and Prince Harry , they have not shied away from showing their affection for each other in public. "They are active in the community and they are not sitting up in a castle somewhere barking orders at people so I think this is a good generation for the royals", said Richard Aylward, a 46-year-old Australian visiting family in Scotland. (more...)
Sunday Sales May Get Here Sooner Than You Think Sunday Sales May Get Here Sooner Than You Think
- February 15, 2018

Senator Ron Alting (R-22), who authored the bill, expressed his support for the amendment. Leaders from the House and Senate typically work out final versions of budget bills at the end of a three month session. (more...)
In 'Paradigm Shift,' Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People's Rights In 'Paradigm Shift,' Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People's Rights
- February 15, 2018

While treaty rights with aboriginals are already recognized under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the new legal framework would ensure the constitution is the starting point for such matters as resource development, self-governance, land rights and social issues. (more...)
More Israelis believe police than PM Netanyahu: polls More Israelis believe police than PM Netanyahu: polls
- February 15, 2018

An ashen-faced Netanyahu said in a televised address: "I will continue to lead the state of Israel responsibly and loyally as long as you, the citizens of Israel, choose me to lead you". Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, said that as long as Netanyahu was not convicted he should stay in office. (more...)
Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities
- February 15, 2018

Another official said authorities had begun seizing control of offices and financial assets of the charities. The US and India blame Saeed for deadly militant attacks, including a four-day siege by gunmen in Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people. (more...)
Rambling Taliban letter has message for "the American people"
- February 15, 2018

Bush deployed troops in Afghanistan in 2001 and previous year, Trump redoubled his efforts to attack the region when US unleashed the Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) against an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province, along the border with Pakistan. (more...)
Tillerson wants more cooperation with Turkey on Syria Tillerson wants more cooperation with Turkey on Syria
- February 15, 2018

A State Department official, speaking on background, said Tillerson would deliver the same message privately to Erdogan that the U.S. has been stressing publicly. We will defend ourselves", Funk said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces perhaps the most hard stop of his Mideast trip in Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has doubled down on anti-American rhetoric by appearing to threaten USA troops in Syria. (more...)
Romney focusing Senate bid on Utah, not Trump Romney focusing Senate bid on Utah, not Trump
- February 15, 2018

Orrin Hatch , who announced earlier this year he's not running for re-election. While Romney's loss to President Barack Obama in 2012 wasn't almost as lopsided as Reagan's blowout over Mondale, his loss came as a deep disappointment to the Republican Party and caused a tremendous amount of soul-searching among the party's establishment. (more...)
Indian Army slams Owaisi, says don't communalise martyrs Indian Army slams Owaisi, says don't communalise martyrs
- February 15, 2018

Anbu also voiced his concern on social media's use to engage the youth in terror activities and suggested it should be taken seriously. "They are the one who are actually making such statements", he said, adding "they need to visit us to see themselves how we put everything aside and live together". (more...)
Florida school shooting: An intel official broke down on camera Florida school shooting: An intel official broke down on camera
- February 15, 2018

Mudd attempted to provide an analysis of the situation, but was left with no option but to tell TV host Wolf Blitzer he couldn't continue. The CNN contributor and former Central Intelligence Agency analyst was lost for words while speaking with host Wolf Blitzer on the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . (more...)
Second 'Charles in Charge' actor accuses Scott Baio of sexual abuse Second 'Charles in Charge' actor accuses Scott Baio of sexual abuse
- February 15, 2018

Mr. Baio repeatedly told me about gay sex acts that he told me I would grow up to perform. "I'm praying for him in all of this". He shared disturbing details of Baio's alleged sexual abuse. Nicole appeared on an episode of The Talk last week and Alexander released a statement to back up her claims and add his own. "I was sexually harassed by Scott Baio and ultimately assaulted by him between the ages of 12 and 15 years old", Polinksy said. (more...)
Election to Tripura's Charilam assembly seat on 12 March Election to Tripura's Charilam assembly seat on 12 March
- February 15, 2018

He had also campaigned extensively in Gujarat while undertaking only a symbolic campaign in Himachal Pradesh, where the party was seen as having poor prospects - and fared poorly - in the last assembly election. Apart from this, the NE states border with China, Bhutan and Myanmar. The BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT). (more...)
Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch
- February 15, 2018

Pakistan continues to develop nuclear weapons including "short-range tactical weapons , sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles" which could lead to tensions in the south Asian region, it said. (more...)
US, allies in action to place Pakistan on terror-financing watchlist US, allies in action to place Pakistan on terror-financing watchlist
- February 15, 2018

The officials said they don't believe the high-level targets on the new U.S. list are in Pakistan , and they griped that the U.S. won't share coordinates of where the high-level targets are, even though Pakistan has "offered to fly U.S. Pakistan took a major step in declaring Lashkar-e-Tayiba boss, Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist. Saeed has repeatedly denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks and says the charitable organizations he founded and controls have no ties with militants. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator's Cannabis Blockade Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator's Cannabis Blockade
- February 15, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fumed on Monday morning at one of his former Senate colleagues for holding up Justice Department nominees in retaliation for a potential crackdown on recreational cannabis. Last month, the Attorney General reversed an Obama-era order calling on US Attorneys to refrain from enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where it has been legalized for recreational use. (more...)
SC issues arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani in Memogate case SC issues arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani in Memogate case
- February 15, 2018

The Memogate scandal erupted in 2011 when Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz claimed to have received an "anti-army" memo from Haqqani, the then-Pakistan envoy in Washington DC, for USA joint chiefs chairman Admiral Mike Mullen. On January 3, 2013, Haqqani left Pakistan with the commitment to come back on a four-day notice and the court had allowed him to go overseas. The review petitions have been dismissed on non-prosecution. (more...)
Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election
- February 15, 2018

The minister recalled the Declaration of Quebec City states that any unconstitutional adjustment of the democratic order in a state of the Hemisphere constitutes an insurmountable obstacle to the participation of that state's government in the Summit of the Americas process. (more...)
Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband
- February 15, 2018

Conservative groups warned against the calls for a tax increase . The White House's budget increases defense spending with a request for $686 billion for 2019, while making cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP. (more...)

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