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Woman Picking Up Trash Finds Oldest Known Message In A Bottle

Woman Picking Up Trash Finds Oldest Known Message In A Bottle After unravelling the paper safely at home, she found a message dated June 12 1886, said to have been thrown from the German sailing ship Paula . One of the world's oldest known messages in a bottle , which is written in German, has been found half-buried on a West Australian beach 132 years after being tossed overboard into the Indian Ocean. [Full Article...]

Air India to overfly Saudi Arabia to reach Israel, says Netanyahu

Air India to overfly Saudi Arabia to reach Israel, says Netanyahu The competition from Air India is likely to bite into El Al's profits unless Saudi Arabia is willing to extend the same privilege to the Israeli carrier as well. The overflight permission to the soon-to-be-privatized Indian national carrier could be a signal of a thaw in relations between the Middle Eastern countries. [Full Article...]

Biplab Kumar Deb: From gym trainer and RSS volunteer to Tripura CM

The chief minister designate also worked as an assistant to Ganesh Singh, the BJP's MP from Satna Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, before moving to Tripura in 2016 as the party president there. Earlier in the day, Conrad Sangma was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya . He said his priority would be to make Tripura a model state in India in terms of development with the help of ... [Full Article...]

P Chidambaram gave benefits to Nirav Choksi: BJP

P Chidambaram gave benefits to Nirav Choksi: BJP Prasad said exit polls had predicted that the Congress would lose the elections and Chidambaram would not have been finance minister after the results were out. Blaming the Congress for scams which came to light recently, he said the party had planted so many "land mines" when it was in power than some of them kept exploding on and off. [Full Article...]

Second World war aircraft carrier USS Lexington found off Queensland

Second World war aircraft carrier USS Lexington found off Queensland Harry B. Harris Jr., head of the U.S. Pacific Command. Harry Harris, commander of the USA military's Pacific Command (PACOM) said in a statement , "As the son of a survivor of the USS Lexington , I offer my congratulations to Paul Allen and the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel for locating the 'Lady Lex , ' sunk almost 76 years ago at the Battle of Coral Sea". [Full Article...]

Europe must pressure United States to comply with Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Europe must pressure United States to comply with Iran nuclear deal: Zarif Talks are expected to focus on Iran's involvement in the Syrian Civil war and Iran's ballistic missile program, which both Le Drian and French President Emmanuel Macron have criticized Iran's missile program in recent weeks, with Le Drian stating that Iran's ballistic missile capacity anxious France "enormously". [Full Article...]

Egypt's Presidency: Sisi to Receive Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday

Egypt's Presidency: Sisi to Receive Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday It sparked several protests in Egypt, with critics accusing the government of ceding the islands in return for Saudi largesse. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday that all previous judicial verdicts on the maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia are unbinding, official MENA news agency reported. [Full Article...]

Curfew imposed in Kandy following violence against Muslims

Curfew imposed in Kandy following violence against Muslims Some Buddhist nationalist have also protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has also been on the rise. "It is the Sri Lanka government's responsibility to maintain law and order in Digana". Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide state of emergency for the first time since the civil war-era in response to d... [Full Article...]

USA trade envoy threatens to sink NAFTA

USA trade envoy threatens to sink NAFTA The talks happened as the Trump administration announced it would place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, as he rebuffed USA allies that have pushed to be exempted from the stiff duties - including Canada and Mexico. In order to remove uncertainty, Brady urged the administration to exempt current steel and aluminum contracts. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, m... [Full Article...]

Secular parties must unite at national level to defeat BJP: Siddaramaiah

Secular parties must unite at national level to defeat BJP: Siddaramaiah The swearing-in of the ministers would take place at 10.30 am tomorrow, he said. The National People's Party ( NPP ) will form a non-Congress government with the support of three regional parties, the BJP and one independent MLA. That the BJP has won these two exceptions to the Northeast's law of centripetal attraction is to its credit, undoubtedly, but also to the discredit of the incumbents th... [Full Article...]

Trump ups pressure on Canada, Mexico

Trump ups pressure on Canada, Mexico Trump has shrugged off the threat, boasting on Friday that " trade wars are good, and easy to win ". Members said they were considering a trade dispute against the U.S. "If they aren't going to make a fair NAFTA deal, we are just going to leave it this way", Trump said , linking the tariffs to the ongoing renegotiation of the trade deal with Canada and Mexico . [Full Article...]

Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign agreements for investment cooperation and environmental protection

Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign agreements for investment cooperation and environmental protection On the first day of the three-day visit, the two signed agreements on common investment funds and environmental protection, the Saudi news agency SPA reported . Egypt seeks investment from oil-rich Saudi Arabia to help develop the area, where Cairo wants to establish an global transport, logistics and production hub. [Full Article...]

New gun laws left in a lurch

New gun laws left in a lurch In Rapid City, South Dakota, things are back to normal at Rapid-Fire Firearms after panic buying under President Barack Obama . During the meeting last week, Vice President Pence sparked Trump's comment when he brought up his support for a plan to petition a judge to decide whether to bar someone who could be risky from keeping their weapon. [Full Article...]

Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down

Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down The BJP decimated the CPI-M in Tripura - one of the last remaining Left bastions, ousting the party from power after 25 long years. Following the incident, CPM workers in Kolkata will march from venue of the state conference to be held today to a Lenin statue in the city. [Full Article...]

China congress to cement Xi's grip on power

China congress to cement Xi's grip on power Radio Pakistan's special correspondent Javed Khan Jadoon reports from Beijing that about 3000 NPC deputies will deliberate upon a draft constitutional revision at the session. But Xi Jinping apparently wants to stick around longer than that, and the People's Congress will nearly certainly grant him his wish. "If this is the kind if pattern of policymaking, moving forward, the risk of bad decis... [Full Article...]

Italy elections: Preliminary vote count points to hung parliament

He sought to assure financial markets that his leadership wouldn't be anything to fear, even as he reaffirmed his belief that Italy's membership in the euro common currency was a mistake. If no party or coalition wins an overall majority, the results will leave Italy with few options. "The tremor is going to continue. there's really a populist national revolt (against the EU), it's building st... [Full Article...]

Officials, voters prepare for the March Primary Elections

Officials, voters prepare for the March Primary Elections Already, almost twice as many people have voted early as did in the last midterm four years ago. He's been diving into the early voting data, and his analysis found that many of those primary voters are ones that voted in 2016 - but haven't had a proclivity to vote yet in a midterm year when turnout typically drops off. [Full Article...]

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel - Trump Organization

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel - Trump Organization Workers pried the name "Trump" off a luxury hotel in Panama City on Monday as its owner said he had succeeded in expelling the American president's family from managing the building. Trump officials denounced Fintiklis' efforts to take control of the property as "thug-like, mob-style tactics" and pledged in a February statement they would not give in to "bullying and the use of force". [Full Article...]

Republican Senator Thad Cochran to Resign in April

Republican Senator Thad Cochran to Resign in April Cochran says in a statement Monday that he will fulfill his responsibilities to MS and the Senate "through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle". Longtime Senate aides, who observed Cochran regularly, noted privately that the senator seemed to have slowed down mentally in recent years but they acknowledge it's hard to tell to what degree. [Full Article...]

Niger: IS releases footage of USA troopers' death

Niger: IS releases footage of USA troopers' death Almost five months after the tragic incident, which left four US special forces soldiers dead, the so-called Islamic State has released a propaganda video showing the deadly attack . Johnson was initially declared missing when French helicopters evacuated the soldiers following the attack. The Defense Department "is aware of alleged photos and IS propaganda video from the October 4, 2017, terro... [Full Article...]


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