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ALL train lines through Manchester blocked due to protest on tracks ALL train lines through Manchester blocked due to protest on tracks
- March 12, 2018

Social media users posted pictures from among the crowd saying that the demonstration was in support of Afrin, which Kurds have claimed is being "ethnically cleansed" by the Turkish military . It resulted in services being halted, affecting commuters in Yorkshire and across the country. "Those involved in this afternoon's incident will be subject to intense investigation with a view to arrest and prosecution". (more...)
Trump's steel tariff wrong way to deal with problem Trump's steel tariff wrong way to deal with problem
- March 12, 2018

After the signing ceremony, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU should also be exempt from the ruling because it is a close ally of the US. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged dialogue and warned that "no one can win in such a race to the bottom". Shares in European steel makers fell, although Germany's two biggest producers, Thyssenkrupp and Salzgitter, have insisted the impact on them will be limited. (more...)
What to expect to see on the return of 'American Idol' What to expect to see on the return of 'American Idol'
- March 12, 2018

We took off the top layer and we also had our get-acquainted moment which is like, 'That's nice. I loved Paula's loopy cheeriness and Randy's repetitive encouragement. They still have a long way to go. He doesn't tell people they're bad; he tells them that, for one reason or another, they're just not ready. " American Idol " is back, but how different is it? And in the Trump era, when the president of the United States resorts to name-calling and belittling those who don't agree with ... (more...)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's Ex Nick Gordon Arrested Again For Domestic Violence Bobbi Kristina Brown's Ex Nick Gordon Arrested Again For Domestic Violence
- March 12, 2018

Gordon also stated that the two had been drinking alcohol. He posted a $500 bond, but has not been released as of yet. Gordon was found legally responsible for the death of Brown, who died at 22 in 2015. She refused to press charges, but deputies took Gordon into custody based on her statement and physical evidence. However, she stopped participating with the authorities, and charges against Gordon had to be dropped . (more...)
Bihar bypolls: Voting underway for Araria Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats Bihar bypolls: Voting underway for Araria Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats
- March 12, 2018

The by-poll in Araria Lok Sabha seat was necessitated by the death of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin. The battle in Jehanabad was between the ruling JD (U)'s Abhiram Sharma and RJD's Suday Yadav, son of late Munkrika Yadav who had won the seat in the 2015 Assembly polls. (more...)
Tiger Woods chips in for birdie on No. 9 at Valspar Championship Tiger Woods chips in for birdie on No. 9 at Valspar Championship
- March 12, 2018

But if you want a stat that actually means something, there's this: Tiger's club-head speed on his drive at 14 was measured at 129 miles per hour. "I've come a long way in that span of time", Woods said. "Just kind of vintage Tiger". He didn't fare much better on Friday with two birdies, two bogeys, a 71 and a phone call to get back to Dallas sooner than he wanted. (more...)
Trump will get the military parade he wanted - just not the tanks Trump will get the military parade he wanted - just not the tanks
- March 11, 2018

The memo , obtained by CNN , detailed the plans for the parade. The Veterans Day date means the parade will happen less than a week after election day, a day some have predicted will bring a " blue wave " of Democrats into office. The memo was sent Thursday to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CNN reported . In addition to military equipment, the parade will include pageantry, with veterans dressed in period uniforms. (more...)
The Hill: GOP leaders signal they will try to narrow Trump's tariffs
- March 11, 2018

But the president was in danger of hurting US allies with his broad approach. Despite widespread condemnation from House Republicans, none have introduced measures to counter Trump's action. and his executive actions on immigration: using his own words against him. Other specific bills Ryan said would be part of the piecemeal infrastructure overhaul, which he expects to be ongoing through the summer, include a longer-term FAA reauthorization, the biennial Water Resources Development Act ... (more...)
European Union to respond to USA tariffs within 90 days if not exempt European Union to respond to USA tariffs within 90 days if not exempt
- March 11, 2018

But U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign on Thursday or Friday a proclamation to establish tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. "We will have to protect our industry with rebalancing measures, safeguards", she said. Trump has said Canada and Mexico are exempt for now, and other countries could be spared if they can convince the administration their steel and aluminum exports don't threaten American jobs and industry. (more...)
Trump executive order will exclude Australia from new tariffs Trump executive order will exclude Australia from new tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Thousands of Australian and US jobs could be affected if the US President keeps his promise to hike steel tariffs, which Mr Turnbull wants an exemption from. Trump said Thursday that countries with a "security relationship" with the United States could ask to be excluded. "It's a level playing field and, in fact, the U.S. (more...)
Spring Forward: Change Your Clocks and Batteries in Smoke Detectors Spring Forward: Change Your Clocks and Batteries in Smoke Detectors
- March 11, 2018

With daylight saving time approaching Sunday, not only is it important to keep in mind to set your clocks correctly, but the American Red Cross says it's also important to test the batteries in your smoke alarms. The time to talk about smoke detectors is before a fire breaks out. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not from the date of purchase). (more...)
You have betrayed us, Miguna tells Odinga You have betrayed us, Miguna tells Odinga
- March 11, 2018

However, speaking separately in Mombasa, Amani National Coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi distanced himself from resolutions reached at Friday's meeting between President Kenyatta and Odinga. I understand that Mr. Odinga has further stated that the "conflict is over" and called on the country to "reconcile and move on". President Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last November. (more...)
Gunman takes hostages at veterans home in Yountville, California, local media reports Gunman takes hostages at veterans home in Yountville, California, local media reports
- March 10, 2018

California Highway Patrol have said they have officers on the scene and are attempting to "bring the situation to a safe conclusion". The Veterans Home of California opened in 1884 and is the oldest veterans home in the country. A gunman dressed in black and wearing body armor stormed into the veterans home with an automatic weapon, according to the Napa Valley Register . Events manager Elizabeth Naylor, who was working about 16km north of the veterans' home, said she heard waves of ... (more...)
Appeals court gives go-ahead to 'climate kids' suit Appeals court gives go-ahead to 'climate kids' suit
- March 10, 2018

Six of the plaintiffs are from Eugene; 11 live in Oregon. The 21 plaintiffs - mostly teenagers, according to Bloomberg - say the government, in backing a climate change-inducing energy system, has violated their rights to property, liberty, and life, and hasn't protected vital public trust resources. (more...)
Secretary Tillerson meets AUC chair Faki Secretary Tillerson meets AUC chair Faki
- March 10, 2018

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was received Thursday morning at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. Tillerson said "the goal of my trip to this continent is to listen". "We insist that African problems need African solutions, and the worldwide community should respect the Africans' choice of resolving a conflict, and support them morally, politically and financially in training staff for ... (more...)
Jupiter Cyclone Storms Captured By Juno In Another Stunning Image Jupiter Cyclone Storms Captured By Juno In Another Stunning Image
- March 10, 2018

Kaspi and Dr. Galanti developed a method of determining not only the overall depth of the flow, but also precisely how those flows, hidden beneath Jupiter's clouds, change with depth. The study is published across four separate articles in the journal nature (1,2,3 and 4), covering the planets asymmetrical gravitational field , polar cyclones , atmospheric flows and interior makeup. (more...)
Trump ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty again, faces July trial Trump ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty again, faces July trial
- March 10, 2018

It's the second case tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in which Manafort has pleaded not guilty . The former Trump campaign chairman plead not guilty to bank fraud and other charges stemming from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation. (more...)
US Holocaust Museum Rescinds Prize Given To Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi US Holocaust Museum Rescinds Prize Given To Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi
- March 09, 2018

The prize is awarded to people who uphold the vision "of a world where people confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity". For her years of struggle against the military dictatorship in Myanmar, the museum awarded Myanmar's civilian leader State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi the Elie Wiesel Award, a great honor named after the museum's founder, a respected fellow Nobel Prize victor and a Holocaust survivor. (more...)
Playa del Carmen: Mexico Travel Alert Issued By US Playa del Carmen: Mexico Travel Alert Issued By US
- March 09, 2018

Embassy barred employees from taking ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island, one of the world's busiest cruise ship ports of call. The Embassy did not specify whether the threat is related to a recent explosion aboard a ferry boat, which links the tourist hotspot to the town of Cozumel . (more...)
Canada issues travel alert over security concern in Mexico Canada issues travel alert over security concern in Mexico
- March 09, 2018

Mexican officials said late Wednesday that the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen is safe, despite a US security alert . LISTEN: Rob Breakenridge chats with travel expert Clair Newell about travel advisories , and whether travellers should be changing their plans. (more...)
Breaking His Silence, PM Modi Condemns Post-Poll Violence by BJP Supporters Breaking His Silence, PM Modi Condemns Post-Poll Violence by BJP Supporters
- March 08, 2018

The crime was seen as another wrong manner in choosing to celebrate, and the criminals were reported and arrested by the police. Two men have already been arrested, and according to the reports, one was from BJP party while the other was from CPI. (more...)
Will give monetary equivalent of special status to AP: Jaitley Will give monetary equivalent of special status to AP: Jaitley
- March 08, 2018

There are two TDP ministers in the Narendra Modi cabinet, namely Ashok Gajapathi Raju and YS Chowdhary. The few minutes back Chandrababu Naidu the Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh took the bold decision to be out of NDA where in he put out all strong remarks against the leader MODI. (more...)
Iran to Le Drian: Missiles are for deterrence Iran to Le Drian: Missiles are for deterrence
- March 08, 2018

Zarif further accused the United States of failing to fulfill its commitments under the agreement. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi, quoted by IRNA , said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif "has always met on the sidelines of such global summits with attending personalities and elites ... (more...)
Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere' Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere'
- March 07, 2018

North Korea in the past has sought the withdrawal of USA forces in South Korea and the wider region, effectively meaning an end to the U.S. "We need to be responsive and not miss the moment", Hill said, if only to show the people of American allies South Korea and Japan that the United States is willing to talk. (more...)
Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel
- March 07, 2018

So far Saudi Arabia has not allowed planes from any country to fly over it and go to Israel. Israeli prominent airlines El Al now operates an India service that takes a detour over the Red Sea to avoid flying over Saudi Arabia and Iran. The prime minister, who visited India in January, acknowledged the agreement could hurt El Al. Netanyahu said that as a result of the short travel of Air India, the Israeli national carrier El Al would be at disadvantage both in terms of cost and travel time. (more...)
Frankie Edgar issues statement on tough UFC 222 loss to Brian Ortega Frankie Edgar issues statement on tough UFC 222 loss to Brian Ortega
- March 06, 2018

Here's a look at what's at stake on the UFC 222 main card. "If she don't fight (me) in MMA, I don't think she's gonna agree (to) fight (me) in WWE", Cyborg told TMZ Sports on the eve of UFC 222. "I'm making history. I'm just humble, and to be able to share the octagon with him is an honor". Secondly, I'm not sold on O'Malley as a guy who should be getting a push in the UFC . (more...)
Billy Graham Laid to Rest in North Carolina Hometown Billy Graham Laid to Rest in North Carolina Hometown
- March 06, 2018

Under a large white tent evoking her father's "Canvas Cathedral" revival almost seven decades ago, Anne Graham Lotz urged the Church, the world, and herself to "wake up!" as she joined her siblings and some 2,000 others at the funeral of her iconic evangelist father, Billy Graham , in Charlotte , North Carolina, on Friday. (more...)
Navy aircraft carrier set for historic port visit to Vietnam Navy aircraft carrier set for historic port visit to Vietnam
- March 06, 2018

The silhouette of the USS Carl Vinson is seen yesterday from the Vietnamese city of Danang, where the 103,000-tonne aircraft carrier and two other United States ships began a five-day visit. "This is a historic day and we are honored to receive such a warm welcome here", Rear Adm. John Fuller, the strike group commander, said in a statement. (more...)
Turkey detains 12 Islamic State suspects, seeks 8 others Turkey detains 12 Islamic State suspects, seeks 8 others
- March 06, 2018

Visa interviews and other routine services would be canceled on Monday, the embassy said, adding that it would make an announcement when it was ready to reopen. All suspects were foreign nationals, although officials did not specify their nationalities. They were allegedly trying to recruit members for the Islamic State group and were in contact with people in "conflict zones", the statement said. (more...)
NY state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat' NY state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'
- March 06, 2018

Armed cops are on campus, after two phone calls were made warning of plans to "take some sort of action" at the school's Gordon Science Center. The school is asking students to stay in place. Utica College has about 5,000 students on campus and studying online. "Please continue to shelter in place". Utica College in central NY sent messages on social media late Monday morning asking students to shelter in place. (more...)
Guatemala to Celebrate Israel's 70th Birthday with Jerusalem Embassy Move
- March 06, 2018

Guatemala was one of only a handful of countries that backed Trump's December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a statement on the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, it called on Arab and Islamic nations "to take a firm stand against this move, which violates global law". (more...)
Ex-Netanyahu aide, businessman released and put under house arrest Ex-Netanyahu aide, businessman released and put under house arrest
- March 06, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Donald Trump on March 5, 2018. "We have, I would say, probably the best relationships right now with Israel that we ever had". This is years and years of opposition and frankly hatred and a lot of things", said Trump "I will tell you that if we could do peace between Israel and the Palestinians, that would be a great thing for the world. (more...)
Thousands left without water in Britain Thousands left without water in Britain
- March 06, 2018

Operations Director Dr Simon Earl said: "It's been a challenging time for everyone and we know it's hard for customers without water or with low pressure". Companies also asked that customers check their pipes for bursts and call a plumber if necessary, explaining that outdoor taps were especially vulnerable. (more...)
Syrian troops advance in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, sending thousands fleeing Syrian troops advance in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, sending thousands fleeing
- March 05, 2018

Hamza Bayraqdar, a spokesman for Jaish al-Islam, said on Twitter that the group's forces had launched "surprise attacks" against government positions. The UN Security Council demanded a 30-day countrywide ceasefire a week ago, but this has failed to take effect. The United Nations later issued a statement saying it had received approval for a 46-truck convoy to the Ghouta town of Douma on Monday, carrying health and nutrition supplies, and food for 27,500 people. (more...)
China hints at taking retaliatory measures against USA tariffs China hints at taking retaliatory measures against USA tariffs
- March 05, 2018

It is "a new type of party system growing from China's soil", said Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, when attending a joint panel discussion with political advisors from two non-communist parties, those without party affiliation and those from the sector of returned overseas Chinese, at the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). (more...)
BJP, IPFT MLAs to meet on March 6 to elect leader BJP, IPFT MLAs to meet on March 6 to elect leader
- March 05, 2018

On the Left front's poor show in Tripura , the former Union minister said no political party can become irrelevant in India. The BJP has 35 MLAs and the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has eight. "We can't let the BJP derive benefits out of division among Left secular and democratic forces", the central committee member said. Along with support from JD (U) and an independent candidate, it reached the 31 mark to stake claim to form the next government. (more...)
Moon's special envoys to visit Pyongyang from Mon.: Seoul Moon's special envoys to visit Pyongyang from Mon.: Seoul
- March 05, 2018

The South Korean presidential spokesman added: "Especially, (the delegation) will hold discussions on the creation of conditions for North Korea-US dialogue aimed at denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and the development of South-North Korea relations". (more...)
Mudslide Reported in Southern California; Thousands Under Evacuation Orders Mudslide Reported in Southern California; Thousands Under Evacuation Orders
- March 04, 2018

The California Department of Transportation said a 90-mile (145-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 was closed between Colfax, California, and the Nevada state line due to whiteout conditions. "We're thrilled about this storm", Myers said. Evacuations were ordered for residents near three burn scars in Santa Barbara County, California, on Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak
- March 04, 2018

Police made seven arrests, including a businessman alleged to have links to the mafia in Italy and to officials close to Robert Fico, the Slovakian prime minister. Troskova and the secretary of the country's Security Council, also mentioned in Kuciak's reporting, resigned on February 28 pending results of the investigation. (more...)
Secret Service Responds After Man Shoots, Kills Himself Near White House Secret Service Responds After Man Shoots, Kills Himself Near White House
- March 04, 2018

Secret Service treated the matter as a suicide attempt. The U.S. Secret Service reported personnel are responding to reports of a male suffering a self-inflicted gun injury near the White House North Lawn on Saturday. The White House says it was aware of the situation and that Trump was briefed. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department will lead the investigation of the shooting, the Secret Service said in the statement. (more...)
DOJ Reviewing Oakland Mayor's Warning About Impending ICE Raid DOJ Reviewing Oakland Mayor's Warning About Impending ICE Raid
- March 03, 2018

Last month, ICE arrested more than 200 people last month in the Los Angeles area. ICE did not provide a county by county breakdown of the arrests. Juarez said his son was never read his rights, even in the processing center. Oakland, like many other California municipalities, considers itself a 'Sanctuary City, ' often shielding illegal immigrants and undocumented workers from federal authorities and border patrol agents. (more...)
Iranian President Rouhani Pledged Women Will Get Access to Stadiums — FIFA Chief Iranian President Rouhani Pledged Women Will Get Access to Stadiums — FIFA Chief
- March 03, 2018

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency cited the interior ministry as saying about 35 women were stopped from entering the Azadi Stadium on Thursday for a game between Esteqlal and Persepolis and "were instructed to a proper place by police". (more...)
Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull US Out of Yemen War Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull US Out of Yemen War
- March 03, 2018

The provision allows any US senator to introduce a resolution to withdraw from a conflict that has not been authorized by Congress. " Many Americans are also not aware that United States forces have been actively involved in support of the Saudis in this war, providing intelligence and aerial refuelling of planes, whose bombs have killed thousands of people and made this crisis far worse". (more...)
LL Bean bans sales of guns or ammo to anyone under 21 LL Bean bans sales of guns or ammo to anyone under 21
- March 03, 2018

Associates at the local Dick's store in Grafton, 1020 Port Washington Road, directed media questions to the corporate office, which issued the statement from Stack. The nation has heard you. On the same day, two leading American gun sellers announced plans to raise their gun purchasing ages to 21 years old. It didn't mention ammunition. (more...)
Kelly Is Said to Explore Moving McMaster Back to Military Role Kelly Is Said to Explore Moving McMaster Back to Military Role
- March 03, 2018

The move, according to NBC News , has been orchestrated by White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis. But McMaster's relationship with Trump has grown rocky in recent weeks, after McMaster declared at the Munich Security Conference in February that the evidence Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election is " incontrovertible ". (more...)
Shooting at Central Michigan University: Two Reportedly Killed, Suspect at Large Shooting at Central Michigan University: Two Reportedly Killed, Suspect at Large
- March 03, 2018

He said right now they are dealing with the incident and once that is over they will review the university's policies and procedures, but for the time being they are anxious about families. "The university is taking all precautions". "I was just kind of scared for all the people I know that live over where it happened, I wanted to make sure they were safe", he said. (more...)
Christian leaders reopen Church of the Holy Sepulcher after 'emergency' Christian leaders reopen Church of the Holy Sepulcher after 'emergency'
- March 02, 2018

Christian leaders made a decision to reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures they oppose. The closure of the church raised tensions with the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, as well as smaller denominations, weeks ahead of the busy Easter season. (more...)
Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Blaming Iran for Illegally Arming Yemeni Houthis Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Blaming Iran for Illegally Arming Yemeni Houthis
- March 02, 2018

The four countries called on Iran "to immediately cease all activities" that run counter to the 2015 United Nations resolution imposing the embargo on Yemen's Huthi rebel leaders. Britain drafted the failed U.N. resolution in consultation with the United States and France. Russian Federation on February 26 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Iran over the alleged violations, with Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya calling its conclusions "uncorroborated". (more...)
Canadian Olympic athlete detained after alleged drunken vehicle theft Canadian Olympic athlete detained after alleged drunken vehicle theft
- March 01, 2018

Local press reported that the auto was a pink Hummer. Duncan, a ski cross athlete for Team Canada, and the two others were released, but are not allowed to leave South Korea while prosecutors look into what was called an "expedited" case, according to CBC's Stephanie Jenzer. (more...)
NWS issues River Flood Warning for parts of Rock County NWS issues River Flood Warning for parts of Rock County
- March 01, 2018

After the Crest, the river will begin receding. The storm system packing hail, high winds and possible tornados was forecast to drop from 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) of rain by early Sunday from Arkansas into the Ohio Valley. Service-Safety Director Brian Allen said Sunday evening the rain experienced in the area was "no way near as expected" and said, "We got lucky when the storm split apart". (more...)