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Modi receives Vietnam President ahead of talks

Modi receives Vietnam President ahead of talks A Congress delegation, led by former party president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang here. Discussion between both leaders focused on steps to further strengthen our comprehensive strategic partnership by expanding cooperation across all sectors Under Act East Policy. [Full Article...]

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: army

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: army Turkey considers Syrian Kurdish fighters to be "terrorists" linked to a Kurdish insurgency inside its own borders. Syrian Kurds mourn in the northern town of Afrin during the funeral of fighters from Kurdish militias killed in clashes with Turkey. [Full Article...]

Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger'

Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger' Another man in his 30s has been arrested for handling stolen property and is now being detained. Gardai have launched an investigation in relation to criminal damage to six vehicles, but according to a report in Extra.ie , the actual number of cars burnt out is "much higher". [Full Article...]

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont abandons bid to reclaim power

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont abandons bid to reclaim power Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says he will withdraw his bid to regain his former job as president of the northeastern Spanish region. 'We won't surrender, we won't give up, ' he said, adding he would work to bring global attention on the independence cause. [Full Article...]

Skiers Free People Trapped By Squaw Valley Avalanche

Skiers Free People Trapped By Squaw Valley Avalanche One person suffered a "serious lower body injury" and was hospitalized, while another was treated for injuries at a medical facility near the resort and later released, Squaw Valley staff said. A Rocklin snowboarder missing since Thursday was found dead Friday morning at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, the Placer County Sheriff's Office reports. [Full Article...]

Burkina Faso army HQ under attack

Burkina Faso army HQ under attack An EU official warned of a "deteriorating security situation" in Mali, with "daily attacks". The attack remains unclaimed. One of the militants' assaults destroyed a room in the army headquarters where senior officers were to have met but was relocated at the last minute, according to Security Minister Clement Sawadogo. [Full Article...]

Powerball jackpot now above $300 million

Powerball jackpot now above $300 million The last known victor of the Mega Millions jackpot was a 20-year-old man from Florida who won $451 million two months ago. In Michigan, there were 28,590 winners. According to data scientists at the insurance company Allstate, the odds of winning a jackpot remain at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball . [Full Article...]

National weather warning downgraded to Status Orange as risk of flooding increases

National weather warning downgraded to Status Orange as risk of flooding increases The Red alert was to stay in place until 6 this evening but in a surprise move given the extent of snow coverage in parts of the county Met Eireann downgraded the snow and ice alert just after 4 this afternoon. "This is an ongoing event and conditions appear to be deteriorating - only those who need to be out or are contributing to essential services should be out on the roads". [Full Article...]

Rassie Erasmus named as new Bok coach

Rassie Erasmus named as new Bok coach Forty-five year-old Erasmus, victor of the Guinness PRO12 Coach of the Season Award in 2017, takes over South African coaching duties from Allister Coetzee, who had been in charge of the Boks for two years. "The Springbok team is our flagship brand, and the on-field performances have a direct impact on the business of SA Rugby", chief executive Jurie Roux told the organisation's official website... [Full Article...]

Stubborn Storm To Bring Wind, Rain And Snow, Starting Thursday Night

Stubborn Storm To Bring Wind, Rain And Snow, Starting Thursday Night Coastal flooding , damaging wind gusts, power cuts, and flight delays are expected once the nor'easter slides up close to the New England coast Friday and Saturday . Friday morning's high tide fell just short of that, peaking at 14.67 feet, for the city's third-highest flooding on record, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

NATO Says Russian Warnings Against Allies "Unacceptable"

NATO Says Russian Warnings Against Allies This included a cruise missile with nuclear propulsion that can travel an unlimited distance and move in an unpredictable pattern - which Putin said is not owned by any other country and will be able to get around missile defence systems. As President's Nuclear Posture Review made clear, America is moving forward to modernise our nuclear arsenal and ensure our capabilities are unmatched, Sanders s... [Full Article...]

North Korea aims to expand illegal trade network

North Korea aims to expand illegal trade network According to the report by the state-run media outlet, a spokesman at the foreign ministry's research institute of American studies claimed that Washington's argument that Pyongyang cooperated with Syria on producing chemical weapons was "nonsensical". [Full Article...]

Barrie Police Service celebrates Pink Shirt Day

Barrie Police Service celebrates Pink Shirt Day The movement began in 2007 to support a young boy in Nova Scotia who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. "Half the time people don't stand up for it, so I think this is good". During her opening remarks, Rae Goodwin, with the school's community council, told the students there was nothing wrong with being themselves. To know this is something I was part of starting so many years ago and here... [Full Article...]

Rev. Billy Graham's funeral

Rev. Billy Graham's funeral Graham's sister Jean Ford, 85, eulogized her brother shortly after a private meeting with the Trumps and Pences at the Billy Graham Library , where Graham will be buried. By lying in honour at the Rotunda Graham joins a list of just 30 Americans including former presidents, military commanders, law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and the remains of unidentified soldiers from sev... [Full Article...]

U.S. permanently cuts staff at Cuba embassy

U.S. permanently cuts staff at Cuba embassy According to the text, the number of people that would remain in the embassy would be similar to the number of people in a situation of emergency, maintained after the order to depart given on September 29, last year, when Washington withdrew more than 50 percent of its officials, with the argument of health incidents reported by them. [Full Article...]

Complaint filed against Kerala magazine, model over breastfeeding cover pic

Complaint filed against Kerala magazine, model over breastfeeding cover pic Vinod Mathew has moved a local court in Kollam over the picture, reported news agency ANI. The case has been filed under Sections 3 and 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. Gilu Joseph told The Indian Express that she did not think twice before agreeing to be a part of the project. "Do you think unmarried women can not pose for breastfeeding shoots", she asked. [Full Article...]

How many inches of snow can we actually expect?

How many inches of snow can we actually expect? Police said 20 to 30 vehicles became stuck in snow on the A92 near Inverbervie in Aberdeenshire shortly before 7am and efforts were under way to free them. The Met Office issues warnings that alert the country to severe and hazardous weather that "has the potential to cause damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life". [Full Article...]

EU's Donald Tusk challenges Theresa May to devise her own Brexit plan

But she acknowledged for the first time that Britain may face trade barriers as a result of Brexit: "The reality is we all need to face up to some hard facts". Alternatively, there could be a streamlined customs arrangement, where jointly implemented measures would minimize frictions to trade, with additional specific measures for the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. [Full Article...]

Bill Kelly: Donald Trump's tariff threat shows his ignorance of global trade

Bill Kelly: Donald Trump's tariff threat shows his ignorance of global trade But the president tried to shrug off fears of a trade war by declaring that they are " good, and easy to win " in a tweet on Friday. President Donald Trump knows the most important factor for having a country: steel. Trump believes the tariffs will safeguard American jobs but many economists say the impact of price increases for consumers of steel and aluminum, such as the auto and oil i... [Full Article...]

Keep politics out of football, Infantino tells Saudi, Iran

Keep politics out of football, Infantino tells Saudi, Iran Infantino has been widely criticized for attending a match in which women have been refused access with Iran Human Rights Watch ( Iran HRM) just one of the organizations condemning today's events. Infantino said he was aware of criticism of his visit but felt it was better to engage in dialogue with Iranian leaders. While Infantino did use the speech to tell Iran "much more can be don... [Full Article...]


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