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Trump directs attorney general to propose bump stock ban Trump directs attorney general to propose bump stock ban
- February 21, 2018

The president's directive comes as pressure mounts for a federal response to mass shootings . The White House has not said whether that event will include anyone from the high school in Parkland, Florida , which is set to open for classes again a week from Wednesday. (more...)
Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases
- February 21, 2018

Three of Oxfam's most senior leaders repeatedly apologised for the charity's handling of an internal investigation into the use of prostitutes by staff in Haiti following the devastating 2010 natural disaster. "I should not have said those things". "It was not for Oxfam to decide whether a crime had been committed. that was the wrong decision". "Not every organisation chooses to tell the public about something they got wrong", he said. (more...)
Brexit 'Dogma' Puts Northern Ireland at Risk of Terrorism, Hain Says Brexit 'Dogma' Puts Northern Ireland at Risk of Terrorism, Hain Says
- February 21, 2018

Her comments, coming swiftly after similar comments made by the former Conservative Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and pro-Brexit MEP Daniel Hannan, were also roundly condemned by Labour's shadow Northern Ireland secretary, Owen Smith, who questioned their timing. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn in Olympic downhill: What you need to know Lindsey Vonn in Olympic downhill: What you need to know
- February 21, 2018

I'm not going to back down. Goggia played into the talk of a "double billing" by calling Vonn the "favorite". Victory for Vonn would have made her the oldest female Olympic downhill victor in history, but Wednesday's loss has not damaged her status as the most successful female skier of all time . (more...)
SYRIA: Bombs hit Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years SYRIA: Bombs hit Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years
- February 21, 2018

Damascus says it only targets militants. The de-escalation zones include- Idlib province, some parts of Latakia province, Hama and Aleppo provinces, Homs, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria . Over 700 individuals require immediate medical evacuation. There is no military solution to the conflict, we call on all parties to seriously engage in the UN-led political process. (more...)
Man whose wife was lost at sea now accused in her death Man whose wife was lost at sea now accused in her death
- February 21, 2018

Coast Guard. Authorities revealed a Coast Guard expert determined the catamaran had suffered intentional damage, not from a collision, but "from inside the vessel" in both hulls. The British-Australian citizen was caught with the illicit collectables in a life raft after coast guards attended his distress call. Within days of arriving back in South Florida , Bennett purchased airline tickets for him and his young daughter and took her to the United Kingdom on May 28. (more...)
Indian Bank Falls Victim to International Hackers Who Transferred $2 Million Indian Bank Falls Victim to International Hackers Who Transferred $2 Million
- February 21, 2018

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, N Kamakodi , MD & CEO of City Union Bank spoke at length about the cyber criminal attack. During our reconciliation process on 7th February 2018, it was found that 3 fraudulent transactions were initiated by the cyber criminals gaining access into our system illegally and not initiated from our Bank's end. (more...)
'Evil' UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years 'Evil' UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years
- February 21, 2018

At least 12 young footballers were victims of Bennell's "degrading and humiliating abuse" and "sheer evil", Goldstone said. Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but they were stopped by the judge. One victim told the court after Bennell was sentenced: "I feel I have never escaped my past and have never learned to cope ..." Bennell, described by the prosecution at Liverpool crown court as "industrial-scale child molester" and a "predatory and determined ... (more...)
US President slams Federal Bureau of Investigation over deadly school shooting US President slams Federal Bureau of Investigation over deadly school shooting
- February 21, 2018

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign. It seemed that in the series of Tweets about Russian collusion and the Florida school shooting , Trump was paving the way for his late-evening message linking the two things. (more...)
Stoneman Douglas principal in emotional video promises to hug every student Stoneman Douglas principal in emotional video promises to hug every student
- February 21, 2018

And more than twenty students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have vowed not return to school until gun laws change. A 15-year-old boy was arrested by police officials in Florida for allegedly threatening to kill students in Broward County Public School district, the same school district where 17 students were killed on February 14 after a mass shooting took place. (more...)
Facebook's Goldman Calls Russian Ads A Nothingburger, Turns Into A 'Shit Sandwich' Facebook's Goldman Calls Russian Ads A Nothingburger, Turns Into A 'Shit Sandwich'
- February 21, 2018

Trump attempted to use that quote against Obama on Tuesday, quoting Obama to argue that "the whole game changed" after he won the election and that Democrats are now focusing on Russian meddling to excuse their loss. It also pointed to his tweet that said , "I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election". "I'm saying that I'm concerned enough.I see this as a major threat going forward and as I said earlier, it's not simply foreign players or people conspiring with ... (more...)
Havard Lorentzen wins 500m gold, sets new Olympic record Havard Lorentzen wins 500m gold, sets new Olympic record
- February 21, 2018

However, Lorentzen shattered hearts when his turn came as he broke the Olympic record by 0.01 seconds. Norway rank second all-time in the 500m with 14 medals, but had not won a medal in 50 years prior to Lorentzen. At an Olympics where nearly everything is going Norway's way, even its speedskaters are back on top. Cha Min-Kyu (KOR) and Tingyu Gao (CHN) followed the Norwegian on the podium. (more...)
UEFA Champions League match report Chelsea v FC Barcelona 20 February 2018 UEFA Champions League match report Chelsea v FC Barcelona 20 February 2018
- February 21, 2018

Three quick thoughts on Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Barcelona in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. I really thought we were very good, had a game plan and did really, really well. All eyes will be on Messi as the Barcelona talisman looks score his first goal against Chelsea , having drawn a blank in his previous eight outings in this fixture. (more...)
Majority of Americans think more can be done to stop mass shootings Majority of Americans think more can be done to stop mass shootings
- February 21, 2018

Of the 808 adults surveyed from February 15-18, 62 percent of people do not think the president is doing enough to prevent mass shootings, with 77 percent believing Congress is not doing enough to tackle the problem. While more than 7 in 10 Republicans and independents supported banning assault weapons in 1999, the new Post-ABC poll finds 45 percent of independents supporting it now, dropping to 29 percent among Republicans. (more...)
CM reiterates Modi is 'unfit' to be PM CM reiterates Modi is 'unfit' to be PM
- February 21, 2018

It may be mentioned that AICC chief Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to the state. "With the Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi scandals, we know that the government not only can not remove corruption, but it is also actively participating in it, " Rahul said. (more...)
PNB fraud: Nirav firm's CFO, 4 others arrested PNB fraud: Nirav firm's CFO, 4 others arrested
- February 21, 2018

The CBI on Tuesday continued questioning 10 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials including those of General Manager rank and four employees of Nirav Modi group of companies in the Rs 11,300 crore bank fraud case. The statement comes more than a week after PNB disclosed that conduct of its officials at the Brady House branch in the financial capital had resulted in a potential fraud of $1.7 billion. (more...)
Don't let money overpower our Naga identity: NPF leader Don't let money overpower our Naga identity: NPF leader
- February 21, 2018

Addressing a mammoth gathering of party workers and well-wishers, he reminded the people that in 2018 election, money will attack the Naga voters on one side whereas, the other side, the NBCC is propagating a clean election. He also said that joining hands with the NPF is the right decision to protect the future and faith of the Naga people. Dr Shürhozelie said that though during the 15-year rule of NPF, many achievements were achieved but regretted that the 12th House saw the greatest ... (more...)
Netflix's Sabrina Adds Lord of the Rings Star as Aunt Zelda Netflix's Sabrina Adds Lord of the Rings Star as Aunt Zelda
- February 21, 2018

Zelda believes that the most important thing is to serve the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. The new show will be adapted from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic written by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. (more...)
Wyoming House Approves Utility Token Securities Exemptions Bill Wyoming House Approves Utility Token Securities Exemptions Bill
- February 21, 2018

A Senate committee has already scheduled a hearing on the original version, but chairman Ron Alting has endorsed making the law effective immediately. The property taxation bill now under consideration defines cryptocurrencies as "any type of digital representation of value that is used as a medium of exchange, unit of account or store of value, and is not recognized as legal tender by the USA government". (more...)
Merged with Palaniswami faction on PM advice: OP Merged with Palaniswami faction on PM advice: OP
- February 21, 2018

Palaniswami past year only on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . "I don't know about it". Chennai: In a dramatic disclosure that confirmed the role of the BJP in the coming together of the two major AIADMK factions in August previous year, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was instrumental in his faction's merger with the group led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. (more...)
Costa back on scoresheet as Atletico see off Bilbao Costa back on scoresheet as Atletico see off Bilbao
- February 21, 2018

Athletic sit in 14th place on 28 points, and will be hoping that a win against struggling Malaga at San Mamés next Sunday will put an end to their current run of bad form. And with Athletic leaving too many gaps at the back, Gameiro slipped Costa through on goal to wrongfoot Kepa and ensure Atletico keep LaLiga's title race very much alive. (more...)
United States fails to put Pakistan on FATF watchlist United States fails to put Pakistan on FATF watchlist
- February 21, 2018

But, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said early on Wednesday that the U.S. has failed in its bid against Pakistan. He also suggested the meeting proposed a "three months pause" and asked for the Asia Pacific Group, which is part of FATF, to consider "another report in June". (more...)
President Donald Trump Bans Gun Modifications President Donald Trump Bans Gun Modifications
- February 21, 2018

Still, Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat and leading advocate for tighter gun controls , said Trump's directive suggested the president was aware of fresh energy on the issue and called it a sign that "for the first time" politicians are "scared of the political consequences of inaction on guns". (more...)
Flood warning advised for Red Cedar River, EL area
- February 21, 2018

The stage was 5.6 feet and rising at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. IF we are going to see anything as far as severe weather this week, it could be Saturday especially over the east half of the area. A strong cold front will dive into the area Tuesday night, setting the stage for a cold and rainy Wednesday . After that, temperatures are expected to slip back into the 30s. (more...)
White nationalist group leader appears to disavow connection with Parkland shooter White nationalist group leader appears to disavow connection with Parkland shooter
- February 21, 2018

A White Lives Matter rally in Tennessee last October included a neo-Nazi group that wants to form a new country in which " no Jew or homosexual may be a member of the nation ". Law enforcement officials said they hadn't confirmed any such ties. He was booked Thursday on 17 counts of premeditated murder. There's so much- we've heard that. (more...)

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