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No impact on UAE from Iran quake, says NCM

No impact on UAE from Iran quake, says NCM No injuries are expected because the epicentre of the quake was located in a sparsely located area, the Iran Red Cross said. According to the state television report, the natural disaster occurred at around 10 am local time, while USGS said it stuck at around 11.30 am local time. [Full Article...]

ZTE delays earnings release following United States export ban

ZTE delays earnings release following United States export ban The wording of the ban states that ZTE can not 'participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology... exported or to be exported from the United States.' which would technically include the ability to license Android from Google, a US-company. [Full Article...]

Modi takes Lingayat issue to London, garlands Basaveshwara statue on United Kingdom tour

Modi takes Lingayat issue to London, garlands Basaveshwara statue on United Kingdom tour Lingayats/Veerashaivas are said to form about 17 per cent of the population, and wield decisive clout in around 100 constituencies, particularly north Karnataka. "He responded well to all my suggestions which included cow slaughter ban". Wondering if there was a risk of missing this key message of the guru, a leading business leader from Karnataka's Lingayat community, preferring not to be ident... [Full Article...]

Delta aircraft makes emergency landing after smoke seen coming from engine

Delta aircraft makes emergency landing after smoke seen coming from engine Delta Flight 30 made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff while on its way to London. There were no reports of injuries from the incident. The aircraft returned to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta approximately 40 minutes after take-off, and was met by fire crews who extinguished the blaze. [Full Article...]

PM Modi arrives at Buckingham Palace to attend CHOGM

PM Modi arrives at Buckingham Palace to attend CHOGM With its rising economic power, India is seen by Britain and other countries as a key player in defining the contours of the Commonwealth The Commonwealth rose from the ashes of the British Empire and for most of its existence, has been seen as a handy post-colonial construct for the UK. [Full Article...]

Syria UN envoy says UN security team visited Douma on Tuesday

Syria UN envoy says UN security team visited Douma on Tuesday France said it was very likely that evidence of the poison gas attack was disappearing before the inspectors could reach the town. Instead, officials have offered up 22 people as witnesses for OPCW to interview. Journalists were allowed access to Douma on Monday. The Associated Press met with residents who said they were overwhelmed by chlorine fumes on the night of the alleged attack, and l... [Full Article...]

Corbyn calls on MPs to take back control over Syria air strikes

Corbyn calls on MPs to take back control over Syria air strikes We have acted because it is in our national interest to do so. Mr Johnson, speaking at a summit of European Union foreign ministers, stressed the strikes were "not an attempt to change the tide of the war in Syria or to have regime change" and "the Syrian war in many ways will go on in its disgusting, miserable way". [Full Article...]

Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Growth for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Growth for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) The hedge fund held 502,325 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.27 million, down from 777,273 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mirae Asset Global Invs Co Ltd reported 0.28% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc . Ctc Ltd Company holds 207,039 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt Limited stated it has 2,579 shares or 0.07% of all its... [Full Article...]

Jewish men beaten with belt in Berlin anti-Semitic attack

Jewish men beaten with belt in Berlin anti-Semitic attack Two young Jews have become the victims of an anti-Semitic verbal and physical assault here, German police confirmed on Wednesday. Israel's Kan public broadcaster later found the teen, Adam Armush, and interviewed him near his home. "It is unbearable that Jews in Germany are attacked on the open street in the middle of Berlin", Barley tweeted. " Jews shall never again feel threatened here"... [Full Article...]

Trump on firing Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein: 'They're still here'

Trump on firing Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein: 'They're still here' Ryan, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press , said, "These career professionals should be left to do their jobs". "Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on", he asked aloud while talking to reporters at the White House following a raid on the offices of Trump attorney Michael Cohen. [Full Article...]

California's Sanctuary Laws, Another County Sides Against Its State

California's Sanctuary Laws, Another County Sides Against Its State U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session argues the laws violate the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution because they have "interfered, and will continue to interfere, with federal law enforcement efforts". The Justice Department's lawsuit seems to have energized California conservatives, sparking a rebellion of sorts among local governments in Republican pockets that still dot the deep-blue state. [Full Article...]

Bus strike bites, but Tshwane service running

Bus strike bites, but Tshwane service running Council of Trade Unions national president Richard Wagstaff said the deal struck with NZ Bus sets a new benchmark in Auckland on wages and work practices for the industry and clearly signals to other transport operators what terms and conditions are now required. [Full Article...]

IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure

IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure President Trump will not meet the federal deadline to file his 2017 tax return in April, the White House said. The website was back online late Tuesday. "Currently, certain IRS systems are experiencing technical difficulties", a statement from the IRS said. Electronic filing is the most popular way to file in the US. [Full Article...]

Fresno State Professor calls Former First Lady Racist

Fresno State Professor calls Former First Lady Racist Controversial Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar has bowed out of a scheduled public appearance, a day after she boisterously celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush on social media. Another user added: 'If you're a student in one of Randa Jarrar's classes please do the right thing and boycott her until she is forced to resign. [Full Article...]

Southwest Pilot: "Airplane Not on Fire, But Part of it Is Missing"

Southwest Pilot: Shults' expert handling of the incident drew comparisons on social media to the legendary "Miracle of the Hudson" pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who heroically landed a disabled US Airways airline in the Hudson River in January 2009 after a bird strike. [Full Article...]

Nanny Convicted in Murder of 2 Children in Their UWS Apartment

Nanny Convicted in Murder of 2 Children in Their UWS Apartment Yoselyn Ortega had worked for Marina and Kevin Krim for two years when she killed 6-year-old Lulu Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim on October 25, 2012 . If the jury had agreed, Ortega, 55, would have been sent to a psychiatric facility instead of prison and could have been discharged if doctors felt she is ready. [Full Article...]

Girl, 3, shot mother while playing with father's gun

Girl, 3, shot mother while playing with father's gun Police said a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot her pregnant mother on Tuesday. The bullet then went through the windshield, Petruch said, and the woman got out of the auto and collapsed. The father, identified by police to WMAQ-TV as Menzo Brazien, is charged with child endangerment. The father was in custody Wednesday on a Porter County warrant and pending charges from the shooting, Commander Je... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Quotes Noted Economist on Strengthening Social Security

Bernie Sanders Quotes Noted Economist on Strengthening Social Security An avid fan of presidential trivia, Cardi B said recently that the president who truly made America great again was Franklin D. Roosevelt and Bernie Sanders agrees . Believe it or not, Cardi B and Bernie Sanders have a few things in common. The rapper is now in the midst of enormous success on the Billboard charts and on social media where she's never been shy to speak up about taxes, r... [Full Article...]

Syrian air defences shoot down missiles over two air bases

Syrian air defences shoot down missiles over two air bases Protection Secretary Mattis stated during the time that the Pentagon was careful to ensure the protection of Allied troops and also Syrian civilians inside the area and also that no follow-up attacks were planned. Israel's main concern in Syria is the growing influence of Iran, which it says supplies weapons to Hezbollah from inside the country. The heavily armed and Tehran-backed Shi'ite moveme... [Full Article...]

Karen McDougal freed from contract silencing her on alleged Trump affair

Karen McDougal freed from contract silencing her on alleged Trump affair Under the settlement, American Media has the right to up to $75,000 of any future profits from her story. "I am pleased to have reached a settlement with AMI on my own terms, which restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing almost two years ago", Ms McDougal said in a statement. [Full Article...]


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