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Eminent Pakistani lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dead

Eminent Pakistani lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dead She was rushed to hospital in Lahore on Saturday night and died the following day, said her daughter Muneeze Jahangir. "I and many others didn't agree with some of her views". She remained there until 1988 before moving back to Pakistan . She was also placed under house arrest for her active role in the 2007 Lawyers' Movement after President Pervez Musharraf suspended Supreme Court Iftikhar M... [Full Article...]

Jari happy with Lagos Marathon course

Jari happy with Lagos Marathon course Kenya has claimed a clean sweep of the 2018 Lagos state marathon. "I am promising that we can only get better by enhancing the performance of our athletes". But Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has promised to dislodge the elite runners from the medals table. Winners of the 10km Family Fun Race will be compensated with brand new cars from GAC Motor. [Full Article...]

Centre grants ₹1269 crore for Andhra Pradesh projects

Centre grants ₹1269 crore for Andhra Pradesh projects The entire amount is allocated to different heads but the largest share has been granted to the Polavaram multi-purpose project, which is the biggest bone of contention between the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh and the Centre. The target appeared to be the TDP, which has been protesting in both Houses of Parliament, accusing the Narendra Modi government of not fulfilling the promise of financia... [Full Article...]

Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai

Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai Tamer el-Rifaai, security forces seized weapons, vehicles, communications equipment and other hardware used by the militants during the operation. He gave the order in November after a gun and bomb attack on a mosque killed more than 300 people. [Full Article...]

Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive Turkey ordered the arrest of 17 people including the co-leader of the main pro-Kurdish political party over opposition to the military's offensive in Syria , the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday. A stronghold of Islamic State militants until late a year ago, the province also was the group's main source of oil revenue. The dramatically increased number of airstrikes and ground-bas... [Full Article...]

Pakistani cross border firing kills woman in Rajouri district's Nowshera

Pakistani cross border firing kills woman in Rajouri district's Nowshera The official said Akhter was hit inside her home at Lairan village. On Friday, three Army jawans had been injured in intermittent firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Poonch. "Pakistani troops used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian areas in Mendhar". Pakistani troops allegedly launched mortar shells along the LoC in Poonch earlier on Sunday, th... [Full Article...]

US Airstrike in Syria Kills 100 Pro-government Fighters

US Airstrike in Syria Kills 100 Pro-government Fighters The attack had left "scores of persons dead and others injured" and caused "huge damage" to the area, SANA reported . "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces", an official said, adding that the strikes targeted almost 500 "pro-regime" forces armed with tanks and artillery. [Full Article...]

Adams County Sheriff's Workplace broadcasts arrest in Natalie Bollinger case

Adams County Sheriff's Workplace broadcasts arrest in Natalie Bollinger case Joseph Michael Lopez was arrested on Friday for the shooting death of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger, of Colorado, The Kansas City Star reports. According to an arrest affidavit, Lopez said Bollinger placed an ad under Craigslist's "Women seeking Men" section and took out a "hit" on herself. [Full Article...]

'Lunch pe charcha': PM Modi's idea to MPs for better Union Budget

'Lunch pe charcha': PM Modi's idea to MPs for better Union Budget Party president Amit Shah instructed the lawmakers to take salient points from the speeches given by the Prime Minister in the two Houses of Parliament and prepare for the elections against the Opposition.After the parliamentary party meeting, Mr Modi left for a four-day trip to Palestine, United Arab Emirates and Oman. [Full Article...]

Who's in charge in South Africa these days?

Who's in charge in South Africa these days? Ramaphosa also led South Africa's delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month, mixing with heads of state and trying to assure investors that the country is emerging from the turmoil that briefly sent it into recession a year ago. [Full Article...]

House averts another government shutdown and passes spending bill Video

House averts another government shutdown and passes spending bill Video It also includes two years of funding for community health centers and extends several expiring health care programs. Pelosi said earlier she wouldn't back a bipartisan Senate budget deal unless House Speaker Paul Ryan committed to hold a vote on immigration . [Full Article...]

Amit Shah greets PM Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour

Amit Shah greets PM Modi on being conferred Palestinian honour The Palestinians see east as their future capital. PM Modi will visit Oman for the first time as prime minister and will hold talks with the Sultan of Oman and other key leaders. Members of the temple committee met PM Modi and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and presented them with mementoes to express their gratitude. Modi became the first Indian leader in history to visit Israel in July previou... [Full Article...]

Man United profits on the decline

Man United profits on the decline And Slimani could make his debut against Manchester United at St James's Park tomorrow (2.15pm kick-off). There are too many teams involved. The club have had several excellent left-backs over the years including Denis Irwin and Patrice Evra and, whilst it seemed improbable only two months ago, Shaw could yet add his name to United's folklore. [Full Article...]

Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations

Sorensen denied the allegations, and told the Post that Corbett had "punched him on multiple occasions;" he provided "photos of what he said were injuries his ex-wife inflicted upon him during their fights, including bruises and scrapes". [Full Article...]

Did Trey Gowdy Just Give Away the Game on the Nunes Memo?

Did Trey Gowdy Just Give Away the Game on the Nunes Memo? On Feb. 2 the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) released a memo declassified by President Trump that alleged abuses in the FBI's process of obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser. [Full Article...]

Naked Plane Passenger Forces Flight to Turn Back

Naked Plane Passenger Forces Flight to Turn Back At this point, the pilot chose to turn back to Anchorage where airport police came onboard to remove the passenger. It's unclear whether he was arrested. "No final determination has been made yet whether or not charges will be brought", Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for the USA attorney's office in Alaska, said by email. [Full Article...]

Serena ready for comeback at Fed Cup

Serena ready for comeback at Fed Cup It was her 1,000th career match and her 22nd singles appearance in a tournament she first played in 1999, but Williams insisted milestones were far from her mind. "We'll wait and see how tomorrow goes and then we'll make our adjustments, if any", Rinaldi said. It's a great opportunity to get a new set of eyes on what I've been doing with Kathy (Rinaldi). [Full Article...]

Iran rejects reports of Israel downing Iranian drone as ridiculous

Iran rejects reports of Israel downing Iranian drone as ridiculous In the autumn of 2015, Israel and Russian Federation agreed to exchange data in order to safeguard their militaries against any accidental engagements during operations in Syria. "We will not tolerate any violation of our sovereignty", Danon wrote to UN Security Council members in a letter on Saturday. Israel has repeatedly warned in recent weeks against the presence of Iranian forces in nei... [Full Article...]

Skiers swish down snow-covered Paris streets

Skiers swish down snow-covered Paris streets Regional train services were interrupted, leaving many commuters outside Paris stranded, while inner-city bus services were cancelled and some metro lines heavily disrupted. The weather caused traffic mayhem across the city with more than 430 miles of traffic jams on Tuesday evening. The Meteo France weather service put the greater Paris region on alert for snow and black ice on roads. [Full Article...]

Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley found not guilty in Colten Boushie death

Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley found not guilty in Colten Boushie death The leadership of both the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations as well as Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs were swift in their condemnation of the verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial. Boushie was a Red Pheasant First Nation band member. During the trial, Stanley said the handgun accidentally had gone off. "Given all the studies, all the findings, all the indications that the ju... [Full Article...]


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