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Ahed Tamimi's lawyer: There was never a chance for a fair trial Ahed Tamimi's lawyer: There was never a chance for a fair trial
- March 26, 2018

Lasky appealed to have the trial opened, but was rejected. Palestinians face an nearly 100 percent conviction rate in Israel's military courts, leaving them with little hope of a fair trial, Al Jazeera reports . Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Michael Oren told NPR's Daniel Estrin that "for an Israeli audience to see again and again photos of our [service member] children being beaten up and not have the army react in any way was very, very hard for the society". (more...)
United States sanctions seven Pakistani companies over nuclear trade United States sanctions seven Pakistani companies over nuclear trade
- March 26, 2018

The list identifies entities "reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States". The ERC also determined that Marine Systems Pvt. Companies dealing with the 23 entities added to the ERC list could face strict licence conditions or licence denials. (more...)
Almost 5500 militants leave Eastern Ghouta - Defense Ministry Almost 5500 militants leave Eastern Ghouta - Defense Ministry
- March 26, 2018

Over 113,000 people have left the besieged Syrian district of Eastern Ghouta in nearly a month since the start of a Russia-backed humanitarian operation, according to a monitoring center affiliated with Russia's Defence Ministry. On Feb. 24, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2401, which called for a ceasefire in Syria - especially in Eastern Ghouta - to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. (more...)
INX Media corruption case: CBI seeks five-day custody of Peter Mukerjea INX Media corruption case: CBI seeks five-day custody of Peter Mukerjea
- March 26, 2018

Mukerjea was produced before a Delhi court earlier today. Judge allowed CBI's plea seeking 5-day custody of Mukerjea after it claimed that he was required to be confronted with Karti and others. He now can not be arrested until March 26 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Karti is being investigated by the CBI and ED for his alleged role in the INX Media case. (more...)
Whopping maximum RM500,000 fine for fake news proposed Whopping maximum RM500,000 fine for fake news proposed
- March 26, 2018

Ahead of the 14th general election, widely expected to take place over the next two months, Putrajaya tabled the Anti-Fake News Bill today, proposing 10-year jail terms and, or RM500,000 fines for offenders. "With both Singapore and the Philippines considering their own "fake news" legislation, we call on all countries in the region to refrain from following this risky trend". (more...)
Ashland police looking for suspects who shot at officer Ashland police looking for suspects who shot at officer
- March 26, 2018

Police are recommending multiple charges against the suspect in an altercation Saturday at a Douglas Avenue bar that resulted in the suspect being shot by a police officer. According to Lieutenant Peter Williston with Birmingham police, a fellow officer, was arrested Friday on two felony warrants issued by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. (more...)
Severe Storms on the Way for Shreveport Bossier Severe Storms on the Way for Shreveport Bossier
- March 26, 2018

The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds but an isolated tornado will be possible, especially south. Easter will be windy and mild with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Stay tuned for updates! Lows will cool down into the upper 50s overnight with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms and light southerly winds. By Thursday and Friday while most of the day will be dry there is uncertainty on which day will bring the better chance for precipitation. (more...)
Uzbekistan FM, US diplomat Thomas Shannon meet in Tashkent Uzbekistan FM, US diplomat Thomas Shannon meet in Tashkent
- March 26, 2018

The conference will discuss the Afghan peace process, as well as counterterrorism, counternarcotics, and regional cooperation. He said that part of the Tashkent Conference will follow the Kabul Conference agenda on peace and regional ties. (more...)
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is Davis Selected Advisers' 3rd Largest Position Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is Davis Selected Advisers' 3rd Largest Position
- March 26, 2018

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has risen 42.29% since March 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Amazon.com, Inc., where 12 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (more...)
US Expels 60 Russian Officials, Closes Consulate In Seattle US Expels 60 Russian Officials, Closes Consulate In Seattle
- March 26, 2018

In one of his most dramatic confrontations with Moscow on its covert actions, Mr. Trump ordered the expulsion of 48 officials working at the Russian Embassy in Washington, and 12 intelligence officers assigned to Russia's mission at the United Nations in New York City. (more...)
UTC Women's Tennis Takes 4-2 Win At Alabama State UTC Women's Tennis Takes 4-2 Win At Alabama State
- March 26, 2018

Freshman Suraj Mahtani concluded the win for Skidmore with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat over Spiegel. "Today was a tough match", said head coach Audra Cohen. "It's a good thing even when you are not playing your best, to be able to pull it out is a positive". (more...)
Late fight not enough as softball is swept by DePaul Late fight not enough as softball is swept by DePaul
- March 26, 2018

Seven different Mocs recorded at least a hit while Brown had the lone multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance. The Golden Gophers rebounded to win game two 20-3 as Vanlue committed eight errors and allowed 13 walks. "But any kind of runs we can tack on are huge, and fielding that ball and knowing to come home with it is huge". Bailey got some help from older sister Addie Bailey, who snagged a line drive in the top of the sixth and turned it into an inning-ending double play. (more...)
Ji Eun-Hee produces ace in Classic win Ji Eun-Hee produces ace in Classic win
- March 26, 2018

Ji Eun-hee had a hole-in-one en route to winning the Kia Classic. This is Ji's fourth LPGA victory since her debut in 2007 and the first in five months after the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in October past year. "Really?" she said. "I didn't know that!" Now that Ji has won twice in her last eight starts, she has a new goal - become No. 1 in the world. Still there was no indication of the birdie spree that came on the back nine. (more...)
Florida shooting survivor: 'We march so no other desk will be empty' Florida shooting survivor: 'We march so no other desk will be empty'
- March 26, 2018

Students without a clear backpack would be provided one, the New York Times reported. But some pupils say it does nothing to tackle the issue of gun control. "While we cannot change the heartbreaking and senseless act of violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, by working together, we can change the future", Superintendent Runcie wrote in the letter to families in the district. (more...)
USA gun control movement pushing Congress to act: lawmakers USA gun control movement pushing Congress to act: lawmakers
- March 26, 2018

The youth-led USA gun control movement that flexed its public muscle with huge weekend rallies has already nudged Congress to enact minor firearms changes, but must remain active if it hopes to win more meaningful regulations, lawmakers said on Sunday. (more...)
Magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, a month after deadly quake Magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, a month after deadly quake
- March 26, 2018

Immediate reports from locals suggested there had been no casualties or damage from the quake - which was eventually downgraded to a 6.6 magnitude. Geological Survey (USGS), an quake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG ), early Monday. (more...)
Trump's concerns about China are 'legitimate,' says former Obama trade official Trump's concerns about China are 'legitimate,' says former Obama trade official
- March 26, 2018

Liu, who was promoted to vice premier earlier this month, reportedly expressed concern over a possible trade war, adding that China still hoped both sides would remain "rational" and work together to keep trade relations stable. The ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily said in a commentary that Washington was determined to choose "rashness and impetuousness" despite China's efforts to be constructive. (more...)
American Water Works (AWK) Raised to "Buy" at HSBC
- March 26, 2018

American Water Works (NYSE: AWK ) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. Bank of America set a $84.00 target price on shares of American Water Works and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. (more...)
Airliner Makes History By Flying To Israel Via Saudi Airspace Airliner Makes History By Flying To Israel Via Saudi Airspace
- March 26, 2018

Its concern was not about India or Saudi Arabia but about the "principle of reciprocity and equality", several El Al officials stressed in recent days. Israel's Tourism Minister on Thursday called the maiden Air India flight a diplomatic achievement and said he has been in negotiations to open similar flights with Singapore Airlines and a carrier from the Philippines, which he did not name. (more...)
Sergio Aguero remains keen on Manchester City exit in 2020 Sergio Aguero remains keen on Manchester City exit in 2020
- March 26, 2018

Sergio Aguero spoke with Fox Sports Argentina about the national team, World Cup expections, and his future at Manchester City . Aguero's been in the three- or five-man conversation for best forward in the world ever since he arrived at Man City in 2011, and given his age - he'll turn 30 in June - he'll nearly certainly remain a key contributor until his final, emotional day at the club in the summer of 2020. (more...)
Journalist probing sand mafia link killed in road mishap Journalist probing sand mafia link killed in road mishap
- March 26, 2018

In the letter seeking police protection, Sharma had accused a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDOP) of being hand-in-glove with those engaged in illegal sand mining. "Fact that the dumper was empty also give rise to suspicion", the press club president said. Ironically, local media reports say the incident took place a short distance away from a police station and that cops immediately reached the spot, cordoned off the area and took Sharma to the hospital. (more...)
Russian ambassadors 'summoned by European Union neighbours'
- March 26, 2018

The bloc recalled its envoy to Moscow. The Russian embassy in Riga told TASS that Ambassador Yevgeny Lukyanov was summoned to the Foreign Ministry at 15:00 Riga time (coincides with Moscow time). European Council President Donald Tusk said at the end of an EU summit on Friday that more than one country would expel diplomats "but I don't think that it will be the whole group". (more...)
Woman accused of injecting children with meth, letting men sexually assault them Woman accused of injecting children with meth, letting men sexually assault them
- March 26, 2018

The woman was tied to a tree and thrashed in front of the villagers. Before the whipping, the husband tried to convince his wife to return home . The woman suffered injuries, though it's unclear to what extent. Meanwhile, a British organization called the Afghan Youth Association has set up a GoFundMe page in support of Taab's studies, calling her as a "role model to thousands of other Afghan women who face similar challenges". (more...)
Kim Dotcom wins Human Rights Tribunal case, declares extradition bid 'over' Kim Dotcom wins Human Rights Tribunal case, declares extradition bid 'over'
- March 26, 2018

Alongside the extradition case, there have been all sorts of other legal wranglings in New Zealand and elsewhere in relation to the old MegaUpload business. He tweeted earlier : "What does the Human Rights Tribunal Judgement mean for my extradition case?" "I call for the immediate resignation of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand for his complicity with the former Attorney General and Crown Law in unlawfully withholding information that New Zealanders were legally entitled to", Dotcom ... (more...)
Driver booked for cruelty towards patient Driver booked for cruelty towards patient
- March 26, 2018

The police have filed a case against an ambulance driver who left a severely injured middle-aged man upside down on a stretcher outside the Government Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, on Tuesday. A video footage shows the old man lying nearly upside down on a stretcher, one end of which was still inside the ambulance. "The staff had rushed inside the hospital to pick up gloves to assist the patient and that's when the driver pulled the stretcher out", reported NDTV quoting sources. (more...)

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