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Kim Jong Un watches as North Korea tests new rocket engine

North Korea's latest rocket-engine test showed "meaningful" progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a unsafe step towards the North's goal of developing a rocket that could hit the United States. Although neither side brought up the subject publicly, Tillerson was expected to raise the prospect of financial penalties on Chinese companies and banks that do business with N... [Full Article...]

Kerala transport minister resigns over phone conversation with woman

Kerala transport minister resigns over phone conversation with woman If the investigations against NCP leader A K Saseendran, who tendered his resignation as Transport minister after allegations of misconduct with a woman surfaced, does not prove anything, then he would be back, said NCP national leader Sharad Pawar. [Full Article...]

Bill To Make State Superintendent A Political Appointment Revived

A Senate rule stipulating that 26 or more "no" votes means similar language can not be considered again that session, according to some Democrats, meant Bosma's proposal should not have been considered by the Senate panel. The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill to continue to allow tribal members to hunt buffalo near Yellowstone National Park in accordance with the traditional ceremonies o... [Full Article...]

Strong storms possible again Monday evening

Strong storms possible again Monday evening The new threat comes as residents in the Deep South cleared branches and worked to restore power from weekend storms. Almost every day this week will bring a good chance for severe thunderstorms somewhere in the United States - a sure sign spring is here. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas police investigating after shots fired during burglary at Bellagio

Las Vegas police investigating after shots fired during burglary at Bellagio In a statement Saturday, police said that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots. Parts of the casino complex remain closed while police investigate. A 21 year-old California woman said she had just left the bathroom when she spotted a stocky man wearing black outside the Rolex store with a handgun and pink pig mask. [Full Article...]

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo's brace helps Portugal outplay Hungary 3-0

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo's brace helps Portugal outplay Hungary 3-0 Real Madrid striker scored the second goal for Portugal in the first half from a lovely left footed shot after a great assist of André Silva. They are back to within three points of leaders Switzerland, who beat Albania 1-0 earlier on Saturday, while Hungary sit five points behind in third place with five matches left. [Full Article...]

Govt plans to seal global borders with Pak, Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh

Govt plans to seal global borders with Pak, Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh Pareek is the first woman ever to join the BSF at officer rank and was selected via the UPSC all-India exam that was conducted in 2014. The Home Minister himself put the rank stars on the shoulders of Pareek during the piping ceremony. The BSF intelligence wing also claimed that, the JMB and Huji infiltrators into India have been rising in 2016, with 2120 militants entered into India through the t... [Full Article...]

Russia's Opposition Leader Navalny Detained In Largest Protests In Years

Russia's Opposition Leader Navalny Detained In Largest Protests In Years Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny , has been arrested along with dozens of others at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow , witnesses say. He is barred from running for president against Vladimir Putin next year after being found guilty in a case he said was politicised. Protesters held unsanctioned rallies in Moscow and St. [Full Article...]

Erdogan Prediction of European Peril Prompts EU to Summon Envoy

Bringing up Brexit - the British departure from the EU - Erdogan said a similar referendum "might" be held after the April 16 vote, adding that he would respect whatever the people decided. Mar 24 Bulgarian nationalists blocked the three main crossing points with Turkey today to prevent thousands of Turks with Bulgarian passports coming to vote in Sunday's elections , organisers said. [Full Article...]

European Union leaders mark 60th anniversary with new declaration of unity

European Union leaders mark 60th anniversary with new declaration of unity Fears over the threat of terrorism and the challenges of migration are rising, leading in turn to rising populism and nationalism in a post-factual world. The negotiation is not just about what is good for the United Kingdom; it is about what is good for the remaining European Union as well. Mr Kenny said that, when the European Union responds to Ms May's notification of Brexit next week with dr... [Full Article...]

Permit Approving Keystone Pipeline To Be Signed By Monday

He added that he too was pleased with how promptly the Trump administration addressed the issue. The Keystone XL pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels per day of heavy crude from Canada's oil sands in Alberta into Nebraska, linking to an existing pipeline network feeding United States refineries and ports along the Gulf of Mexico. [Full Article...]

Limerick's Shaun Kelly pays tribute to ex-Derry team mate McBride

Limerick's Shaun Kelly pays tribute to ex-Derry team mate McBride Cork City tweeted: "Our deepest sympathies to all at Derry City on the sudden passing of Ryan McBride". John Delaney, the FAI's CEO, said Irish football was "in mourning with the loss of a true giant of the game". Catholic primate and Derry native Archbishop Eamon Martin also tweeted condolences. In March 2016, Derry midfielder Josh Daniels lost his mother, sister, brother-in-law and two nephe... [Full Article...]

Gregory Campbell: Martin McGuinness 'should have expressed regret for past'

Tens of thousands lined the streets of McGuinness' native Bogside district of Londonderry as Sinn Fein party colleagues, IRA veterans, family members, and lifelong friends took turns carrying his Irish flag-draped casket from the McGuinness home to the gates of the city's oldest Catholic church. [Full Article...]

Prosecutor's Stance On Death Penalty Stuns Legislators

Her decision has been met with mixed reactions-while death penalty critics and rights groups praised her decision, other law enforcement officers including Orlando's police chief, Ayala's own colleagues, the governor and Florida's attorney general were angered by it. [Full Article...]

Syrian army fight near Damascus after terrorists incursion

The Syrian army battled a second surprise rebel offensive near Damascus Tuesday as the beleaguered opposition attempted another strike into the Syrian capital in the seventh year of the nation's bloody civil war. Troops previously blocked an attempt to take government positions staged by militants whom they say were loyal to Tahrir al-Sham, a coalition of hardline Sunni Muslim groups including J... [Full Article...]

Iraq pushes into Mosul's Old City in effort to capture iconic mosque

He said the bombing took place as scores of civilians were trying to flee western Mosul to the army-captured areas in the city. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped, she warned, and they are in bad danger. Since 17 October, over 330,000 people have been displaced by the Mosul crisis, over 70,000 of whom have returned to their homes. In the Old City, "dozens of snipers" have been depl... [Full Article...]

European Union and Japan say they're getting closer to a free trade deal

European Union and Japan say they're getting closer to a free trade deal German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke up for free trade at a major technology fair on Sunday with jabs clearly pointed at an increasingly protectionist United States. He also denounced the development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic programs, which he said violated all its worldwide obligations. "Often they can't agree", Merkel said. [Full Article...]

Drugs, alcohol found in Orly airport gunman's blood

After wrestling the servicewoman's assault weapon and separating himself from her, Belgacem was shot dead by the other soldiers. A copy of the Koran was found on his body, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins added. When they asked for his identity papers, the suspect fired a pellet gun at the traffic officers, injuring one, said the prosecutor. The French interior minister praised the swift respons... [Full Article...]

Turtle dies after surgery to remove 915 coins

Turtle dies after surgery to remove 915 coins A female green sea turtle nicknamed "Bank" has died two weeks after surgery to remove 915 coins she had swallowed after they had been tossed into her pool. However today, she took a turn for the worse and died from severe blood poisoning and serious intestinal problems. She hit headlines last month after undergoing a seven-hour operation to remove the 11lb of coins lodged in her stomach. [Full Article...]

Israel threatens Syria after missiles fired at jets

Israel threatens Syria after missiles fired at jets Russian Federation would like the United States to play a more constructive role in Syrian conflict settlement efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday, Sputnik reported. The incidents on Thursday are reported to be the most serious between Syria and Israel since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war six years ago. He requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak ... [Full Article...]


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