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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says FBI Director needs to resign Florida Gov. Rick Scott says FBI Director needs to resign
- February 20, 2018

Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign after the agency said it failed to investigate a tip on the Parkland high school shooter. Cruz said nearly nothing during what was his first in-person appearance in Broward County Circuit Court. The group, described as "alt-right" by the ADL, had not asked or wanted Cruz to do the school shooting , Jereb said. (more...)
Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt
- February 20, 2018

According to the school district, the Jackson middle school and high school were on lockdown while all four elementary schools were closed for the day. Parents, grandparents and other family members are gathering at the school. "I just pulled in waiting to hear further information", said Larkins. "I just want to get my daughter and hug her and hold her". (more...)
Delhi's top bureaucrat alleges assault by 2 AAP MLAs Delhi's top bureaucrat alleges assault by 2 AAP MLAs
- February 20, 2018

High drama was witnessed, as minister Imran Hussain and AAP leader Aashish Khaitan alleged that they were manhandled at the secretariat by a group of people who posed as employees of the secretariat. Chief Secretary refused to answer questions saying that he was not answerable to MLAs and CM and that he was answerable only to LG. He used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions. (more...)
Protesters, journalists arrested in Maldives as state of emergency continues Protesters, journalists arrested in Maldives as state of emergency continues
- February 20, 2018

Police also closed down the main MDP campaign office near Artificial Beach, the opposition said. India on Tuesday said it expects that the Maldives government will not extend the state of emergency in the island nation. The Colombo Gazette reported that Jayasuriya expressed concern over the declaration of Emergency and the arrests and the "disrespect of the Supreme Court rulings", which he said "threaten constitutional principles and undermine the rule of law and independence of the ... (more...)
Video shows Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz fighting students in 2016 Video shows Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz fighting students in 2016
- February 20, 2018

My message for the people in office is, you're either with us or against us. The Sneads said that Cruz seemed depressed, but they did not sense, as others have said, that Cruz was someone likely to be a school shooter. Mr Trump has previously boasted of the support her receives from the powerful pro-gun National Rifle Association, which spent $30m to support his election campaign in 2016. (more...)
Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs must be united heading into election Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs must be united heading into election
- February 20, 2018

One possible problem with Brown's comeback attempt: the PC Party hasn't yet officially approved his candidacy, and the latest word is that it won't . "Sometimes you think, just go away Patrick Brown", Miljan said. "Because he is making things worse, he's harming then in the short-term". If an election were held today, the PCs still would dominate at the ballot box, with 49 per cent of the vote. (more...)
Pak Army destroys Indian post, kills two soldiers in befitting response Pak Army destroys Indian post, kills two soldiers in befitting response
- February 20, 2018

A senior army officer said that Pakistani Army has deployed several battalions of the "Mujahid Force Regiment", which is part of its dreaded BAT, along the LoC and the worldwide border (IB) to help terrorists infiltrate and target Indian troops. (more...)
Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day
- February 20, 2018

As a result, flooding is likely in low-lying areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop, Environment Canada advises. However, multi-day rainfall totals in the 20-30 mm range are expected in some areas. Temperatures are expected to be in the double digits this week , with highs of 15 C on Tuesday and 11 C on Wednesday. (more...)
To protect CPEC interests, China wooing Baloch militants for five years To protect CPEC interests, China wooing Baloch militants for five years
- February 20, 2018

Highlighting the energy and road infrastructure projects completed under the CPEC , the report states that the special economic zones under the project will cater to the needs of local businesses and increase competitiveness for goods in the local market. (more...)
Iceland considers banning non-medical circumcision Iceland considers banning non-medical circumcision
- February 20, 2018

Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir, a lawmaker from the center-right Progressive Party, said she proposed the measure after realizing the country's ban on female genital mutilation had no equivalent to prevent male circumcision . The bill says people who want to be circumcised for religious or cultural reasons can do so once they are old enough to "understand what is involved in such an action". (more...)
Thai court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate children Thai court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate children
- February 20, 2018

He won custody of three of the babies in 2015. His case had contributed to the banning of commercial surrogacy in Thailand. No details were given where the donor eggs were from. It soon emerged that Shigeta had fathered 19 children in total, with 13 babies born to surrogate mothers living in Thailand, and six living in Cambodia and Japan. (more...)
South African Police Look For Fraud Suspects South African Police Look For Fraud Suspects
- February 20, 2018

He did not give more specific details of his expectations for the new government, but said his goal of selling 1 million hectolitres of beer by 2020, from 50,000 hectolitres now, could be achieved sooner if Ramaphosa boosted consumer confidence. (more...)
Heavy storm hits New Zealand Heavy storm hits New Zealand
- February 20, 2018

Cyclone Gita's progress across the sea has been affected by record air temperatures and warmed ocean surfaces. Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said, "The full impact of the storm will be felt overnight and tomorrow morning". "This is not a good situation for those in seafront properties", he said. "My message still to people is please look out for your local warnings and expect disruption to travel and please just be careful", she said. (more...)
California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle
- February 20, 2018

He said the game, in which participants kiss each other, was not played but that those in attendance were uncomfortable. He reportedly added, "But I realized it's different for a man than for a woman". Soon after, a lobbyist told Politico that Garcia harassed him as well, and, after he rejected her, physically confronted him, saying she had set a goal to fuck him. (more...)
Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russian Federation election meddling probe Robert Mueller charges lawyer with lying in Russian Federation election meddling probe
- February 20, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a new Information document to the Court , charging Alex Van der Zwaan, a lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, with lying to the special counsel. Gates and Manafort were indicted in October for massive financial wrongdoing. According to the court documents, federal investigators focused on Van Der Zwaan's 2012 work on a report related to the trial of former Ukranian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a political rival of ... (more...)
Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin dies aged 67 Convicted murderer Catherine Nevin dies aged 67
- February 20, 2018

She had been in palliative care after finding out previous year that she is terminally ill with a brain tumour. His assets included the pub, which was jointly owned with his wife and which she sold in late 1997 for IR£620,000, two Dublin properties, a IR£78,000 insurance policy and cash of IR£197,000. (more...)
Venezuela Launches Pre-Sale of Its Controversial Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Venezuela Launches Pre-Sale of Its Controversial Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency
- February 20, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered an overture to his USA counterpart on Twitter , using President Trump's preferred medium Monday to ask for talks between the two countries. It is estimated that 150,000 Venezuelans live in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, which are the regions that correspond to the Miami consulate. (more...)
Swastikas plastered on Polish embassy in Israel Swastikas plastered on Polish embassy in Israel
- February 20, 2018

Germany has repeatedly taken full responsibility for the Holocaust, with Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterating that Nazi Germany was responsible for the atrocities committed during World War II. Anti-Semitism is growing in Poland, Jewish groups in the country have warned. While he questioned the legal effect of the new Polish legislation, calling it "nonsense", Grabowski does worry about a chilling effect. (more...)
Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says David Davis Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says David Davis
- February 20, 2018

Mr Davis' reference to the Mad Max film series, which shows a lawless society teetering upon the brink of collapse, was a thinly veiled rebuke to his critics who have warned against cutting red tape after Brexit . Davis added: "The future trade talks will be a negotiation like no other". Mr. Davis also reaffirmed the Prime Minister's guarantee of protecting migrant rights, Chancellor Philip Hammond's support for remaining tied to the European banking system, and Environment Secretary ... (more...)
Final-year university exams could be cancelled if academics escalate their strikes Final-year university exams could be cancelled if academics escalate their strikes
- February 20, 2018

In an open letter, student union president Kieran Maxwell said: "As students at the University of Sheffield, we stand behind the UCU, as our sister union on campus, in their fight to save their pensions". "Already offering worse benefits than other schemes available in the sector, these proposals would devastate USS members' pensions and could create a recruitment and retention crisis as staff jump ship to secure their futures", noted Hunt. (more...)
Dallas leader challenges NRA convention Dallas leader challenges NRA convention
- February 20, 2018

The NRA needs to step up to the plate and show leadership", Caraway said. The National Rifle Association is now scheduled to hold their annual meetings at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this May. "We should not allow people to possess assault rifles and weapons", he said Monday. "While we are worrying about terrorists, we're living in a terrorist society amongst us Americans today". (more...)
Teens press for gun control outside White House Teens press for gun control outside White House
- February 20, 2018

A Florida couple that took in orphaned school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz late last year said they knew all about his gun arsenal-but never suspected the "monster" 19-year-old would trick them to gain access to the secured weapons. Rick Scott also are considering possible changes to firearms rules but have not given any details. "In these investigations, DCF relies on the expertise of mental health professionals and law enforcement and these records show that DCF took the steps to ... (more...)
Nations mull 'Belt and Road' alternative Nations mull 'Belt and Road' alternative
- February 20, 2018

An Australian business newspaper says moves are afoot to create an alternative to China's planned "Belt and Road" trade routes. Citing a senior USA official, The Australian Financial Review reported that the scheme designed by the four regional partners was still "nascent" and wouldn't "be ripe enough to be announced" during Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's visit to the United States later this week. (more...)
'Black Panther: The Album' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 'Black Panther: The Album' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard
- February 20, 2018

The pre-release news, nine month-long marketing campaign and anticipation over " Black Panther " mixed with good reviews and the politics of the time produced a ton of buzz around the film , long before it was released. It's also one of Marvel's top superhero movies because of its powerful acting and story line. "It's going to provide so many opportunities for other black actors and other black movies". (more...)
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- February 20, 2018

He was a member of online forums and so-called "hurt core" websites which were devoted to the violent physical and sexual abuse and blackmail of sex abuse victims (including individuals who were teenagers to adults in their 30s), and the distribution and publication of the abuse images. (more...)

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