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Most serious charges against former Beta Theta Pi members dismissed Most serious charges against former Beta Theta Pi members dismissed
- March 28, 2018

During tense preliminary hearing proceedings past year, Judge Allen Sinclair had dismissed the most serious charges of aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter against eight fraternity members, while allowing lesser charges, including reckless endangerment, hazing, tampering with evidence, and furnishing alcohol to minors, to go forward. (more...)
Shooter in deadly Quebec mosque attack pleads guilty Shooter in deadly Quebec mosque attack pleads guilty
- March 28, 2018

He asked for forgiveness, but added he knows his actions from 14 months ago are unforgivable. Bissonnette was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder in relation to the attack at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City on January 29, 2017. (more...)
John Worboys case: Parole Board chairman Nick Hardwick resigns John Worboys case: Parole Board chairman Nick Hardwick resigns
- March 28, 2018

This is James O'Brien's immediate reaction to the High Court decision not to release black cab rapist John Worboys: "Good". The case "from start to finish has illustrated the weakness of our criminal justice system to tackle serious sexual offending", Wistrich said, including the justice secretary's failure "to ensure the Parole Board had all the necessary and relevant evidence". (more...)
Trump's lawyer discussed idea of him pardoning Flynn, Manafort Trump's lawyer discussed idea of him pardoning Flynn, Manafort
- March 28, 2018

Manafort, 68, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, money laundering and tax and bank fraud charges related to his lobbying work for a Russian-friendly political party in Ukraine and former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort pleaded not guilty. Both Van der Zwaan and Gates faced fresh indictments in the new year as Mueller's investigation appeared to gain steam. (more...)
A date has been confirmed for the Eighth Amendment referendum A date has been confirmed for the Eighth Amendment referendum
- March 28, 2018

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether to alter its constitution to legalise abortion, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced on Wednesday. "Earlier this year, I I set out a very detailed, ambitious and demanding timetable to facilitate a referendum by the end of May and I'm pleased to say that's firmly on track". (more...)
Kemerovo Vice Governor Kneel Before Fire Victims' Families Kemerovo Vice Governor Kneel Before Fire Victims' Families
- March 28, 2018

At least one vigil held in memory of the dead in cities across Russian Federation has turned into an anti-government demonstration. Speaking to the audience, Tsivilev promised that the investigation will be open and transparent. The tragedy triggered protests across the country, with 28 March declared as an official day of mourning. Locals were heard chanting " truth " and " murderers " during the rally. (more...)
South African central bank comments on rate decision South African central bank comments on rate decision
- March 28, 2018

This will be good news for cash-strapped consumers, who next month face a hike in the rate of value added tax (VAT) and a hike in the fuel levy. In this context, growth in gross fixed capital formation is forecast to increase gradually over the forecast period, said the bank. (more...)
Gates Knew Campaign Contact was Russian Intelligence, Says Mueller Document Gates Knew Campaign Contact was Russian Intelligence, Says Mueller Document
- March 28, 2018

Manafort was in touch with Kilimnik during the 2016 campaign, offering to provide briefings to Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin-backed Russian oligarch. Prosecutors explained that van der Zwaan had lied and withheld documents about information that was "pertinent" to their investigation - that Gates had been in direct contact during the presidential campaign with a person who "has ties to a Russian intelligence services and had such ties in 2016". (more...)
Mad Max, Trackmania Feature in April's PlayStation Plus Mad Max, Trackmania Feature in April's PlayStation Plus
- March 28, 2018

Mad Max released back in 2015 and was criminally over-shadowed by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain , which launched the same week. It is a huge open-world adventure game with Arkham-style melee combat, survival mechanics, and a truly awesome vehicle combat system. (more...)
Ontario Liberals Promise Free Daycare For Preschool Kids By 2020
- March 28, 2018

Some people in the province were understandably very happy with the idea. In Ontario, kids are eligible for junior kindergarten in the calendar year they turn four, and senior kindergarten the year they turn five. Leaving small children alone at home is not a option both legally and on a common sense level. "There's a huge crisis in terms of recruiting and retaining qualified staff". (more...)
Melania Trump responds after Stormy Daniels interview Melania Trump responds after Stormy Daniels interview
- March 28, 2018

Melania Trump had recently given birth to a son, just a few months before. "But through it all, our country is doing great!" The First Lady said: "I look forward to learning from a working will all of you and I believe together we can make a real difference". (more...)
Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins Trump's press office Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins Trump's press office
- March 28, 2018

That's right, she just made a career move from the Lifetime Channel to the White House. She applied to the internship through the White House's website. Despite her youth, Ms Sunshine has more political experience than many of Mr Trump's existing advisers, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, a former model and businesswoman, and Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband, who is a former real estate developer. (more...)
ICE Is Chasing 'Violent Deportee' Who Escaped At The Airport ICE Is Chasing 'Violent Deportee' Who Escaped At The Airport
- March 28, 2018

The prisoner is described as a "violent deportee", the station reports . The man in custody was being held because of a weapons arrest. Three ICE agents were escorting him through a security checkpoint in Terminal 4 and took off his handcuffs to comply with TSA regulations, the sources said. (more...)
Oklahoma Lawmakers Look at Tax Hike to Avert a Teachers' Strike Oklahoma Lawmakers Look at Tax Hike to Avert a Teachers' Strike
- March 28, 2018

An Oklahoma teachers walk out would be the second major teachers' strike this year, following one in West Virginia last month that led to a 5 percent pay hike. The Oklahoma union, which has about 40,000 members, has said it is seeking a $10,000 pay increase over three years for teachers and a $5,000 raise for support personnel. (more...)
Turkey summit ends with 'no solutions' Turkey summit ends with 'no solutions'
- March 28, 2018

The leaders attending the EU-Turkey meeting yesterday in Varna , Bulgaria, put on optimistic faces about common interests and solving outstanding issues by dialogue. "Only progress on these issues will allow us to improve the EU-Turkey relations, including the accession process", he added. Erdogan has been severely criticized by western countries for a massive crackdown since the coup attempt. (more...)
Hungary expels Russian diplomat in connection with Salisbury nerve agent attack Hungary expels Russian diplomat in connection with Salisbury nerve agent attack
- March 28, 2018

The Kremlin is being blamed for using a nerve agent to attack a former spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this month. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney was presented with a list of options last night after a review of Russian activity here. (more...)
Catalan professor Clara Ponsatí hands herself in to Scottish police Catalan professor Clara Ponsatí hands herself in to Scottish police
- March 28, 2018

The Spanish authorities have accused her of violent rebellion and misappropriation of public funds. "Clara views these charges as "political persecution" and submits that her human rights and justice can not be guaranteed in the Spanish courts", he said in a statement. (more...)
Shah gaffe saying Yeddy most corrupt singes BJP Shah gaffe saying Yeddy most corrupt singes BJP
- March 28, 2018

The Congress government's decision, political observers have said, is aimed at denting the vote bank of the BJP, which has declared BS Yeddyurappa its chief ministerial candidate. Others called it Shah's "Mann ki Baat". Shah made no mention of it on his Twitter handle and party spokespersons kept mum through the day. "CM Siddaramaiah asks what has the Modi government done for Karnataka". (more...)
Uber drives down stairs, gets stuck in San Francisco Uber drives down stairs, gets stuck in San Francisco
- March 28, 2018

Incidentally, this is not the first time a auto has gotten stuck at a staircase. As if the indignity of getting stuck on the stairs wasn't enough, the tow cable broke as a truck tried to remove it, and the auto rolled forward and hit a fire hydrant and a city-owned trash can. (more...)
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu hospitalized with fever Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu hospitalized with fever
- March 28, 2018

A message released by his office noted that Netanyahu "went through a series of tests at the Hadassah Ein Karem hospital, accompanied by his personal physician Dr. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will fill in for Netanyahu if he is unable to attend. The attorney general has not decided whether to follow through. (more...)
Mother of slain French cop urges tolerance Mother of slain French cop urges tolerance
- March 28, 2018

Col. Arnaud Beltrame , who gave his life to protect people". When shots rang out, elite police stormed the building to kill the assailant. The deficit figure, which beat expectations of 2.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), is a fresh sign the eurozone's second-biggest economy is experiencing a rebound under President Emmanuel Macron . (more...)
Myanmar elects U. Win Myint as new president Myanmar elects U. Win Myint as new president
- March 28, 2018

Win Myint was elected Wednesday to succeed Htin Kyaw, who resigned last week citing ill health. Mr Win Myint's former role as Lower House speaker was filled by independent lawmaker T Khun Myat, in a surprise decision last week given that the NLD wields a commanding majority in the legislature. (more...)
Tech giants call for stricter data regulations after Facebook fiasco Tech giants call for stricter data regulations after Facebook fiasco
- March 28, 2018

As a result, a shady political consultancy was able to harvest private data from an estimated 50 million user profiles when just a few hundred thousand users took a personality quiz offered the firm. "But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it", said Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg , in response to the scandal. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: 4 terrorists killed in encounter in Rajouri Jammu and Kashmir: 4 terrorists killed in encounter in Rajouri
- March 28, 2018

SP Vaid, Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir , said, "An encounter has broken out between Nowshera-Sunderbani belt after a group of infiltrator militants were intercepted by the security forces today". Meanwhile, Rajouri district administration has ordered the closure of all schools in Sunderbani sub division as a precautionary measure. He refuted reports of a terror attack by the militants terming them as "totally false". (more...)
Markets will close to protest Supreme Court sealing Markets will close to protest Supreme Court sealing
- March 28, 2018

Our members and many other traders have not sent their children to school or colleges as a mark of protest. Sadar Bazar, Lajpat Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh and Chawri Bazar were amongst the prominent markets that wore a deserted look, reported the Financial Express . (more...)

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