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Archbishop Scicluna hospitalised in Chile Archbishop Scicluna hospitalised in Chile
- February 22, 2018

Coiro said the pope has asked that interviews with witnesses continue Wednesday through Friday as planned. Just this morning, Times of Malta reported that, after sharing his testimony with Scicluna yesterday, a Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest said he was "hopeful" that the testimony would lead to better protection for children. (more...)
Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow
- February 22, 2018

Tej Pratap Yadav said this while talking to journalists last weekend when he vacated his official bungalow. Recently, Tej Pratap Yadav had vacated his government allotted bungalow stating that it was filled with ghosts. The Patna HC stayed the government's order to the former ministers, after which the occupants were asked to pay rent for the bungalows at market rates. (more...)
Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups Trump's first year sparks surge in hate groups
- February 22, 2018

According to the SPLC , 2017 was the third straight year to witness a rise in the number of hate groups. The data from the SPLC shows that 2017 had the fourth-highest number of hate groups in the country since 1999. It also identified 954 hate groups operating within the USA, including neo-Nazi groups, anti-Muslim groups, and black nationalist hate groups, among others. (more...)
South Medford High School Students Walkout, Protest Against Gun Violence South Medford High School Students Walkout, Protest Against Gun Violence
- February 22, 2018

Protect Minnesota, a group that lobbies for stricter gun laws, has organized a rally tomorrow at the Minnesota Capitol that will be focused on schools shootings. "A disruption of the school will not be tolerated", Rhodes added . "All will be suspended for 3 days and parent notes will not alleviate the discipline". (more...)
HC asks cops to probe into charges against Mehul Choksi HC asks cops to probe into charges against Mehul Choksi
- February 22, 2018

The department has recently attached bank accounts and other assets of Choksi and the Gita-njali Group. The report has come at a time there have been discussions about Choksi and Nirav Modi's high-profile links in the business and political circles. (more...)
Ranked Virginia outlasts Georgia Tech men Ranked Virginia outlasts Georgia Tech men
- February 22, 2018

He wen to score seven points in a two-minute, 51-second span, including a three-point play. The Cavaliers defeated the Yellow Jackets 65-54. The Cavaliers went 13-1 in the conference, falling only at No. "I'm really pleased with our performance tonight", said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart . The Cavaliers retained the nation's top ranking this week after getting it for the first time in more than 35 years. (more...)
Saakashvili put on Ukraine's stoplist until 2021 Saakashvili put on Ukraine's stoplist until 2021
- February 22, 2018

At the same time, he promised to return to Ukraine "very soon, much earlier than in three years". Ukrainian border-service spokesman Oleh Slobodyan confirmed that Saakashvili was banned on the orders of the commander in charge of the Ukrainian border section he crossed in September 2017, eluding a blockade. (more...)
British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4000 jobs after 'weak' year British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4000 jobs after 'weak' year
- February 22, 2018

Centrica's United Kingdom business operation suffered an incredible 92 per cent fall in adjusted operating profit to a mere £4 million for the entire year to December 31, but the home division enjoyed a one per cent increase. British Gas shed 9% of its United Kingdom domestic customers in 2017. "Our focus today is on performance delivery and financial discipline - on demonstrating top line growth as we deliver improved service and new propositions for our customers, and driving efficiency ... (more...)
Pakistani Troops Fire At Indian Posts Along Line Of Control Pakistani Troops Fire At Indian Posts Along Line Of Control
- February 22, 2018

According to laid down norms by India and Pakistan, the rotary wing aircraft should not come within one km of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 km of it. In such attacks, as many as 21 casualties (including 12 security personnel) have occurred so far this year and more than 75 had been injured. The Pakistani troops again violated the border ceasefire along the LoC in Tangdhar sector today and fired on army posts and positions. (more...)
Barnaby Joyce and partner Vikki Campion break silence Barnaby Joyce and partner Vikki Campion break silence
- February 22, 2018

The deputy prime minister, who's taken personal leave after his affair with former staffer Vikki Campion was made public, played down the significance of a nationwide phone hook-up between Nationals officials on Monday afternoon. Since news of the affair broke, Joyce has faced questions about a series of promotions Campion received within the National Party after her relationship with Joyce began. (more...)
Tory letter of Brexit demands shows PM is weak, opponents claim Tory letter of Brexit demands shows PM is weak, opponents claim
- February 22, 2018

The EU has repeatedly asked May to clarify how she sees Britain's future relationship with the bloc but the weakened prime minister, who lost her parliamentary majority in an ill-judged snap election, has been wary of setting out too many details as her party is so divided on the issue. (more...)
Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day
- February 22, 2018

At College Of The Desert, student reaction to the shooting in Parkland, Florida is what you might expect. "I want more gun control", Midgett said. "On the afternoon of February 14, 17 people lost their lives to an intruder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla". "This is a real opportunity for students to demonstrate responsibility", he said. (more...)
Nikolas Cruz could get hefty inheritance, may not need court-appointed lawyer Nikolas Cruz could get hefty inheritance, may not need court-appointed lawyer
- February 22, 2018

Now they're trying to recall any warning signs they might have missed. And we want to be sure that we end up having our message sent across. Kimberly and James Snead told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel they recently saw paperwork that they believe shows Cruz was set to be financially comfortable. (more...)
NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, fami NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, fami
- February 22, 2018

Asked why the NRA didn't support raising the age to buy a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21, she pivoted to the story of Kimberly Corban, who was raped in her college dorm at age 20 in 2006. Last year, Loesch, a conservative radio host, appeared in a controversial NRA commercial calling on its members to "fight" those on the left who oppose pro-gun laws. (more...)
Sushma to meet Canadian counterpart ahead of Modi-Trudeau talks Sushma to meet Canadian counterpart ahead of Modi-Trudeau talks
- February 22, 2018

Atwal has also been photographed with the Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi in Mumbai on February 20. Atwal was set to attend an event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner in New Delhi on Thursday. Trudeau was accompanied by Canadian federal ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan and Amarjit Bains. The deals, which are worth $1 billion in total, would potentially create 5,800 jobs in Canada. (more...)
Students, parents make emotional appeals on guns Students, parents make emotional appeals on guns
- February 22, 2018

In addition, he said that having former military people on campuses would help protect the students as well. "You'd have a lot of people that'd be armed, that'd be ready, they are professionals, they may be Marines that left the Marines, left the Army, left the Air Force, and they are very adept at doing that". (more...)
Country legend, Evangelical leader recall special moments with Rev. Billy Graham Country legend, Evangelical leader recall special moments with Rev. Billy Graham
- February 22, 2018

Edits 8 p.m. item to correct that Graham will lie in repose, not in state. Graham became a confidant of presidents, helping them through problems. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead", the president wrote. No evangelist is expected to have his level of influence again. Children: Virginia ("Gigi"), Anne, Ruth, William Franklin Graham III ("Franklin", his father's successor as B.G.E.A. (more...)
Florida Governor Calls for FBI Director's Resignation Over Missed Shooter Tip Florida Governor Calls for FBI Director's Resignation Over Missed Shooter Tip
- February 22, 2018

On Wednesday, the third most deadly school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, about 65 kilometers south of Palm Beach, when Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people using a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. (more...)
Trump asks Sessions to propose regulations banning 'bump fire' stocks Trump asks Sessions to propose regulations banning 'bump fire' stocks
- February 22, 2018

Among the group were six students who survived the recent shooting at a high school in Florida , as well as a father who lost his daughter. "Certainly it's controversial, but we'll study that along with many other ideas". Trump responded by saying he'd do something about it, that "it's not going to be talk like it has been in the past", and promised he would be " very strong on background checks ". (more...)
Florida governor calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail school shooting tip failure Florida governor calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail school shooting tip failure
- February 22, 2018

I keep hearing it. He briefly paused as mourners, punched by the rawness of his words, began to wail. "Because of these (current) gun laws, people that I know, people that I love, have died", Delaney Tarr, a senior at the school , told the rally. (more...)
Trump in favour of improving background checks for gun purchases: White House Trump in favour of improving background checks for gun purchases: White House
- February 22, 2018

Tightening gun laws would mark a change in course for Trump , who has championed gun rights during his campaign and presidency. Trump is responding days after the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump will throw his support behind an improvement in background checks on gun ownership. But they only have to be 18 to buy a rifle or shotgun. (more...)
Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russian Federation
- February 22, 2018

Still, gun owners are a key part of his base of supporters. The administration is seeking to show resolve against gun violence in the wake of last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and has prompted a growing call for stronger gun control. (more...)
Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation
- February 22, 2018

President Donald Trump's latest Twitter gaffe came on Wednesday, delighting thousands on the social media network by mistyping Attorney General Jeff Sessions' name-dropping the last letter. Far from building the case for collusion, the indictment of Russian nationals and entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections documents a narrative that is far different from Donald Trump's presidential campaign knowingly conspiring with Russia . (more...)
White House cryptically hints at action against Russian Federation White House cryptically hints at action against Russian Federation
- February 22, 2018

Highlighting one potentially far-reaching step, a senior administration official said they have already warned governments around the world that they could face sanctions for "significant transactions" with the Russian military. The U.S. Treasury started its investigation of the Latvian bank, for example, in 2016, a third administration official said. "The categorical thing that I've seen in so much coverage... (more...)
Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits northern Indiana Flooding from heavy rain, melting snow hits northern Indiana
- February 22, 2018

Flood warnings also are newly posted for the River Raisin in MI, although only minor flooding is expected, with crests less than 1 foot above flood stage in both Dundee and Monroe. A crest at 650.3 feet is expected late Friday . He also said that the high water on roads that are not closed can be hiding large potholes and motorists should slow way down when traveling through standing water to avoid damaging their vehicles. (more...)

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