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Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan, provides no evidence: statement Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan, provides no evidence: statement
- March 25, 2018

The casualty toll was confirmed by deputy police chief Aminullah Amin. The blast in Lelami Bazaar area of Herat City, the provincial capital, happened at around 1:00pm. The ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to media, without providing evidence for the claim. The violence has occurred alongside a general deterioration in security in Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents have fought government forces across much of the country, killing thousands of civilians every ... (more...)
Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico killed by gas Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico killed by gas
- March 25, 2018

Civil protection experts examined the condo's gas installations and would issue their findings later, the statement said. According to CBS Des Moines affiliate KCCI, reports that according to family members' social media posts, Kevin, 41, Amy, 38, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7, were expected to arrive in St. (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) This Week? Were Analysts Bullish FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) This Week?
- March 25, 2018

About 28,843 shares traded. H&E Equipment Services, Inc. GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSB) has risen 40.31% since March 25, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 78% are positive. H&E Equipment Services had 19 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Cowen & Co. (more...)
Thousands join in March For Our Lives rallies across North Texas Thousands join in March For Our Lives rallies across North Texas
- March 25, 2018

On Saturday, she spoke at the " March for Our Lives " in Washington , D.C., where she held a powerful moment of silence. "In the wake of the tragedy on February 14th, we as students, as youths, decided that if adults weren't going to take action, we would", Wind declared at the Washington rally. (more...)
Delhi Budget 2018-19: Government allocates Rs 14000 crores for education Delhi Budget 2018-19: Government allocates Rs 14000 crores for education
- March 25, 2018

According to the survey, the total investment in the education sector has increased by more than double in the budget, from Rs 5,491 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 11,300 crore in 2017-18. Rs 1,833 crores allocated for welfare schemes for poor and marginalized. Eleven per cent of the budget has been allocated to infrastructure development. (more...)
Donald Trump signs budget bill after threatening veto Donald Trump signs budget bill after threatening veto
- March 25, 2018

Lawmakers also rejected calls from Trump to cut spending for clean-up programs in the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay. DACA recipients are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. But Nancy Pelosi , the House minority leader, hit back. In the latest episode of the Republican president throwing his White House , Congress and the federal government off balance, Trump had threatened in an early morning tweet to kill the government funding deal. (more...)
Trump threatens to veto bill, raising gov't shutdown risk Trump threatens to veto bill, raising gov't shutdown risk
- March 25, 2018

With the House of Representatives comfortably passing the bill yesterday, it now goes to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature, as lawmakers began their escapes from Washington to start a two-week holiday. "I can't sit here and tell you and your viewers that we love everything in the bill", he said on Fox. Instead, he complained that he did not get enough money to fund building a wall on the southern border with Mexico. (more...)
Opener Dean Elgar falls, Proteas stretch lead against Aussies in third Test Opener Dean Elgar falls, Proteas stretch lead against Aussies in third Test
- March 25, 2018

Cameron Bancroft was able to make a significant impact with the bat as the underfire opener showed serious poise before falling on 77 runs. The ICC have already disciplined five players, which includes Warner, De Kock, Rabada, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon, with demerit points across both teams . (more...)
Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia's parliament Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia's parliament
- March 25, 2018

At least one person was killed in the explosion, which left a huge cloud of smoke over the area, according to witnesses. "The death toll has risen from six to sixteen and the number of injured people to 22", said Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of Amin ambulances. (more...)
China threatens to retaliate against Trump's tariff plan China threatens to retaliate against Trump's tariff plan
- March 25, 2018

Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a phone call that Washington's investigation into alleged Chinese infringement of U.S. The list noticeably does not include soybeans, a key USA export from Trump-voting states that Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times had suggested should be targeted by Beijing . (more...)
Lawyers Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing not joining Trump's Russian Federation legal team Lawyers Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing not joining Trump's Russian Federation legal team
- March 25, 2018

A lawyer who President Trump said last week would come on board to help handle his response to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russian Federation investigation will no longer be joining the legal team. High-profile attorney and critic of the Mueller probe has argued that actors within the Justice Department are trying to take down President Trump. (more...)
Austin Bomber Recorded Tape Contents Reveal Key Details About Attacks Austin Bomber Recorded Tape Contents Reveal Key Details About Attacks
- March 25, 2018

Within seconds, the suspect had detonated a bomb inside his vehicle , blasting the officers backward, Manley said . Conditt suffered significant injuries and died in the blast. According to posts on his mother's Facebook page, Conditt was home-schooled. His declared major was business administration, but he did not graduate. (more...)
Protest over shooting of unarmed man overtakes freeway Protest over shooting of unarmed man overtakes freeway
- March 25, 2018

Randall Chaney told news reporters Friday night that it happened at 5:55 p.m. when officer Matthew Steiner attempted to stop a driver at a gas station and the driver used the auto to try to pin him in the area near the gas pumps. But independent experts said the footage from body cameras and an overhead helicopterraises more questions than it answers. "These aren't the ashes of a reasonably well-trained police officer", Crump told the Daily News Friday. (more...)
WTO warns of 'less stable trading system' after Trump tariffs
- March 25, 2018

The U.S. has exempted the EU, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil from the steel and aluminum tariffs and left open the possibility that others could be added to the list. Talking to reporters in White House, the US President exuded confidence that the steps would end up with China fairly treating America. The order also directs the US Treasury to develop new proposals to increase safeguards on Chinese investments in the US that could compromise national security. (more...)
Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app
- March 25, 2018

The Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, and Tourism had recently courted controversy when he said that Indian citizens shouldn't have a problem giving fingerprints or iris scans to the UIDAI especially since many don't mind stripping to get a USA visa. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica claims audit will confirm it deleted Facebook data Cambridge Analytica claims audit will confirm it deleted Facebook data
- March 25, 2018

Around 18 enforcement agents from the office of Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham entered the company's London headquarters at around 1:30 am IST to execute the warrant. Facebook says the data in question was properly gathered a few years ago by psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan , who said he was using the data for academic purposes. (more...)
Former Cambridge Analytica insider says firm worked for pro-Brexit group Former Cambridge Analytica insider says firm worked for pro-Brexit group
- March 25, 2018

US and European lawmakers have demanded an explanation of how the British consulting firm gained access to the data in 2014 and why Facebook failed to inform its users, raising broader industry questions about consumer privacy. Facebook has also come under pressure since the revelations that vast swathes of data was held by Cambridge Analytica after it was obtained from a researcher who shared the data without the social network's permission. (more...)
'Its time to act against the adverse impacts of climate change ' 'Its time to act against the adverse impacts of climate change '
- March 25, 2018

But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m., people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for worldwide unity on the importance of addressing climate change. "It is a constant reminder that we should lead towards the transformation of a more prosperous and renewable future". "Pakistan is among the top 10 countries affected by climate change and this environmental challenge is already impacting our economy severely". (more...)
Lawmakers formally ask Zuckerberg to testify on user data
- March 25, 2018

In the wake of this privacy breach, it's clear that Facebook's impact on social behaviour, and its repercussions on our lives, may be far worse than what we might have initially imagined. "We expect there are others", he wrote. "With Facebook we have to acknowledge we are giving Frodo the Ring", Przybylski told AFP, referring to the object in the Lord of the Rings which confers absolute power. (more...)
Father tries to sell daughter for sex, gets 60 years in jail Father tries to sell daughter for sex, gets 60 years in jail
- March 25, 2018

Turley told the officers it was $1,000 for two hours with his daughter and stated the child "might be too young for intercourse but everything else was OK". It's unclear, however, how many of these reports resulted in criminal charges and convictions. Last October, an infant and her 5-year-old sister, were among the dozens of "sexually exploited juveniles" rescued after a nationwide sting that resulted in the arrests of 120 accused sex traffickers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... (more...)
At gun control rally in Parkland, grief is transformed into hope At gun control rally in Parkland, grief is transformed into hope
- March 25, 2018

A new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of Americans think gun laws in the United States should be tightened. Once the march reached the Capitol, the younger speakers took the lead as state legislators and Richmond School Board members deferred to their voices in respect. (more...)
PKK terrorists killed in anti-terror operations in northern Iraq PKK terrorists killed in anti-terror operations in northern Iraq
- March 25, 2018

In addition to conducting recent counter-terrorist operations against the PKK on Turkish soil, warplanes from the Turkish Air Force have regularly carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq, targeting their military installations and hideouts. (more...)
Citigroup Imposes Restrictions On Firearm Purchases Citigroup Imposes Restrictions On Firearm Purchases
- March 25, 2018

Citigroup put new restrictions on firearm sales by its business customers, the company said Thursday, making it the first bank to announce changes to its policies in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat, sent an email memo to employees citing the new policy measures that will apply to, "small business, commercial and institutional clients, as well as credit card partners". (more...)
Mann Ki Baat: PM thanks diligent citizens for inspiring through selfless work Mann Ki Baat: PM thanks diligent citizens for inspiring through selfless work
- March 25, 2018

He had talked about the importance of federalism, federal system and stressed on the Centre and states working together for uplift of the country. The Prime Minister also said that a major decision was taken in this year's budget to ensure adequate returns to farmers when the government chose to give at least one-and-a-half times the input costs as MSP for the scheduled crops. (more...)
Iowa family dies from gas inhalation Iowa family dies from gas inhalation
- March 25, 2018

State Department visited the condominium for a welfare check and found the bodies of Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41, his wife Amy Marie Sharp, 38, Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12, and 7-year-old Adrianna Marie Sharp. Right now, authorities in Mexico are working to investigate the condo's gas system to figure out how they were exposed. The family was reported missing by relatives in their hometown of Creston early Friday, about a week after the family left for vacation. (more...)

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