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Natural disaster strikes Philippines near Manila Natural disaster strikes Philippines near Manila
- April 09, 2017

Intensity VII was felt in Mabini, Batangas; Intensity VI in Calatagan, Nasugbu and Tingloy, Batangas. Tomas and Lemery in Batangas; Tagaytay City in Cavite; Intensity 4 - Dasmari├▒as, Cavite: Lucena City in Quezon Province and Pateros City; Intensity 3 - Makati City, Pasay City, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, and Bacoor, Cavite; and Intensity 2 - Daet, Camarines Sur. (more...)
US special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan US special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan
- April 09, 2017

Smoke rises from the site of a blast and gunfire between Taliban and Afghan forces in Kabul , Afghanistan March 1. The statement released Saturday gave little detail about the circumstances of the soldier's death, but said that more information would be released "as appropriate". (more...)
Tornado warning issued for Horry County
- April 08, 2017

The southeast Alabama town of Screamer was hit by a tornado of unconfirmed size Wednesday afternoon, causing heavy damage to multiple homes. Meteorologists were still gathering information on that tornado Thursday, she said. The one confirmed tornado in the local area was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that tracked from Quitman County into Sumter County, Georgia on a path of over 60 miles, producing damage all along the way. (more...)
Kushner Failed to Disclose Russian Contacts on Security Clearance Form Kushner Failed to Disclose Russian Contacts on Security Clearance Form
- April 08, 2017

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering major changes to his White House staff amid growing tensions . People's Pundit Daily has confirmed the report . But, in the midst of a probe into the Trump team's possible ties to Russia, Mr Kushner reportedly failed to disclose his meetings with two powerful Russian officials. (more...)
N Korea fires ballistic missile, U.S. says clock has now run out N Korea fires ballistic missile, U.S. says clock has now run out
- April 08, 2017

The constant testing has deepened concern especially in nearby Japan and neighboring South Korea - and also in Washington over fears that Pyongyang could soon develop a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Typically liquid fuel is used is Pyongyang's missiles, and before the projectiles are fired they usually have to receive the fuel on the launch pad. (more...)
McConnell: 'I've had some conversations' with Romney about running for the Senate McConnell: 'I've had some conversations' with Romney about running for the Senate
- April 08, 2017

And Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. Could Mitt Romney make his political comeback in the Senate? "If I could get a really outstanding person to run for my position, I might very well consider it", he said . But he declined to handicap the GOP's chances of picking up Democratic-held seats in ten states President Trump carried previous year. While Romney, now 70, called Belmont, Massachusetts home for many years, he has longstanding ties to Utah and has lived primarily in his ... (more...)
Venezuela security forces block protesters in Caracas Venezuela security forces block protesters in Caracas
- April 07, 2017

Ramon Muchacho, mayor of the Caracas Municipality of Chacao - an opposition stronghold - reported nine injuries including a gunshot victim, after the clashes with police and a rival protest by government sympathizers. Security forces - including the Bolivarian National Police, or PNB, and the Venezuelan National Guard, or GNB - fired tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons in attempts to disperse protesters in Caracas . (more...)
Heavy snowfall, waterlogging cuts off Kashmir from other parts of country Heavy snowfall, waterlogging cuts off Kashmir from other parts of country
- April 07, 2017

The MeT Department officials said moderate to heavy snowfall was reported from higher reaches of Kashmir Valley. Three soldiers were missing after multiple avalanches tore through Kashmir's Batalik sector on Thursday as the valley reeled under unprecedented rain and snow that swelled rivers and inundated vast areas over the past three days. (more...)
White House officials offer change to health care bill White House officials offer change to health care bill
- April 07, 2017

Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. Freedom Caucus members said the Republican bill was too similar to Obamacare, while moderate Republicans balked at some of the changes conservatives sought. (more...)
Ridesharing Bill Cruises Through The House Ridesharing Bill Cruises Through The House
- April 07, 2017

However, the Seminoles will have to pay $3 billion to the state for a seven-year period in exchange for the right to keep their status as Florida's sole blackjack operator. If the House approves Rep. On top of that, the Seminoles are set to contest both legislative proposals as ones that require them to pay too much for too little in exchange. (more...)
Rain could cause flooding in parts of New Jersey Rain could cause flooding in parts of New Jersey
- April 07, 2017

In all an inch and a half to two inches are expected, with the bulk for Nassau and western Suffolk, the weather service said in a tweet. April showers for the third time in the last week could cause some problems across New Jersey and the Tri-State area. (more...)
Susan Rice Denies Leaking Michael Flynn's Name
- April 06, 2017

But no proof of any such collusion has emerged, which isn't say it didn't happen but does suggest perhaps a more measured approach by the Times might be in order. After Steyn noted that there is likely no evidence of "meaningful collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation because it would have been leaked by now, Carlson took aim at Lemon and CNN. (more...)
Student dies days after choking at pancake-eating contest Student dies days after choking at pancake-eating contest
- April 06, 2017

Robert Kalamaras of the Fairfield Police. "Counseling services have already been provided, in particular for Caitlin's sorority sisters, and will continue to be available for all members of the SHU community who may need them over the next few days", communications director Deborah Noack told the Fairfield Citizen in a statement . (more...)
Boeing signs first major deal with Iran under Trump administration Boeing signs first major deal with Iran under Trump administration
- April 06, 2017

In a statement that was released on Tuesday, Boeing did not fail to tout the potential job-creation effect of the deal. "On the one hand, there's the attraction of jobs and export orders for American goods". "But planes are inherently dual-use, can ferry troops around, and Trump is dug in on curbing Iranian influence in the region". Washington granted permission for Boeing and Airbus to make the initial sales in September. (more...)
3 dead, 4 hurt in boiler explosion in St. Louis
- April 04, 2017

St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says the explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the box company's roof and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet away in a neighboring laundry business. No details of those violations were listed in the online records, including whether any of them related to the boiler or other equipment. It pierced the roof of 2040 Faultless. (more...)
Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh takes oath as cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh takes oath as cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh
- April 03, 2017

He was sworn-in in the Business Advisory Committee room in the legislature complex, apparently to enable the Vedic scholars to chant hymns after he was administered the oath. Lokesh is the third generation politician of NTR family; the second generation includes his father, aunt Daggubati Purandeshwari who is a former Union minister, her husband Daggubati Venkateshwara Rao, a former state minister, and uncle Nandamuri Balakrishna, an MLA representing Hindupur assembly constituency in Anantapur ... (more...)
Congress lets states block certain Planned Parenthood money Congress lets states block certain Planned Parenthood money
- April 03, 2017

Republicans have a 52-48 majority and all Democrats voted no. Today, the U.S. Senate voted on a bill that allows states to block federal funding from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood . Planned Parenthood slammed the bill, saying it could potentially encourage states to discriminate against family planning healthcare providers that provide abortions. (more...)
Lebanese Prime Minister fears refugees in country could trigger conflict Lebanese Prime Minister fears refugees in country could trigger conflict
- April 02, 2017

The Trump administration has sought to reduce the programme. He said much of the global community was also failing refugees, increasingly closing borders and turning them away. The United Nations says the number of refugees, who have fled the foreign-backed militancy in Syria, has now gone beyond the five million mark. Globally, nearly 1.2 million refugees of all nationalities will need resettlement in 2017, 40 percent of them Syrians. (more...)
British Police Still Believe London Attacker Acted Alone British Police Still Believe London Attacker Acted Alone
- April 02, 2017

Six people arrested in the investigation into the terrorist attack in Westminster, London have been released from custody, Scotland Yard confirmed. Investigators do not now see a direct ISIS hand in this week's attack in London , a British counterterrorism official told CNN on Saturday. (more...)
White House Denies it Sought to Prevent Sally Yates' Testimony
- April 02, 2017

Nunes told Bloomberg on Monday that he went to the White House because he didn't " have networked access to these kinds of reports in Congress ". Mr Nunes has insisted the revelations about the surveillance had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation and he believes they were legal - but he was still "alarmed" by the discovery. (more...)
Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives in Chennai, begins India tour Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives in Chennai, begins India tour
- April 02, 2017

PM Narendra Modi and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak will meet in New Delhi on April 1 for bilateral- and delegation-level talks. This will be his third visit to India as Prime Minister, the last one was in 2012. "Malaysian companies are participating in many of our infrastructure projects across different states in India", he said. Najib observed that amidst global economic uncertainties, Malaysia has remained resilient and open for business. (more...)
North Korea tests new engine for nuclear missile North Korea tests new engine for nuclear missile
- April 01, 2017

Xi said China expects to reach a consensus with Trump and to boost bilateral, regional, and global ties at all levels and properly address and manage sensitive issues. He singled out China again Friday, tweeting, "North Korea is behaving very badly". William Cohen, a former US defense secretary and USA senator from ME, said Tillerson's visit was important for both sides. (more...)
China confirms return of Kim Jong-nam's body
- April 01, 2017

Malaysia exchanged Kim's body for the release of nine Malaysian citizens held by Pyongyang in a diplomatic spat over Kim's death. Khalid said the police could wait "for years" for the DPRK to hand over the suspects, who are also wanted by the Interpol which has issued a red notice on them. (more...)
S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
- March 31, 2017

South Korea is to hold an election in May to choose Park's successor. Park arrived at the Seoul Central District Court in southern Seoul in a black sedan at around 10:20 a.m. The former leader abused her power by collecting money from businesses and violating the freedom of corporate management, the prosecutors' office had said when requesting the warrant. (more...)
Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers
- March 31, 2017

Peru's government immediately recalled its ambassador in protest while condemnations poured in from governments across Latin America. But the court is widely seen as being controlled by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, while Congress is viewed by many as the last stronghold of the opposition. (more...)
Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea
- March 31, 2017

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that the body of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the victim of a freaky murder at Kuala Lumpur airport, has been released to North Korea at the request of his family. (more...)
Jewish White House official named as source in Trump-Russia investigation Jewish White House official named as source in Trump-Russia investigation
- March 31, 2017

Nunes' first press conference on the intelligence came two days after FBI Director James Comey testified to the House Intelligence Committee that the bureau was looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to affect the election. (more...)
Committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: Philippines Committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: Philippines
- March 30, 2017

China is close to completing a major infrastructure project on several artificial islands that will enable it to deploy warplanes that would be able to operate over almost the entire South China Sea, a Washington-based think tank said. The CSIS's Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) reported China has completed early this month the construction of hangars that can accommodate 24 combat aircraft. (more...)
Dutch PM Mark Rutte beats far right challenge Dutch PM Mark Rutte beats far right challenge
- March 30, 2017

The result was a disappointment for Wilders, who had led in opinion polls until late in the campaign and had hoped to pull off an anti-establishment triumph in the first of three key elections in the European Union this year. Though it failed to post major gains, the PVV did add to its number of seats and Rutte's VVD slipped some, though it still has a comfortable lead. (more...)
Modi prod for digital payments in daily life Modi prod for digital payments in daily life
- March 29, 2017

The Prime Minister said, if every citizen resolves that he will discharge his duties honestly, it will contribute to the realisation of the dream New India. "There has been a surge in various modes of digital payment after demonetisation". "New India is neither a government programme, nor is it the manifesto of a political party, nor is it a project". (more...)
Senate revives proposal for appointed state schools chief
- March 29, 2017

Typically, Senate rules would prohibit the Senate from taking up the matter again during the same Legislative session. Legislation that would require the governor to appoint the director of the state's Fair Housing Commission advanced through a House committee Monday. (more...)
Yemen air raids kill 16 rebels on eve of campaign's second anniversary Yemen air raids kill 16 rebels on eve of campaign's second anniversary
- March 29, 2017

Since January 2015, Yemen has been the scene of a bloody civil war opposing the country's Sunni elites led by former President Hadi, backed by Riyadh, and Shia Houthi rebels, who are close to Iran. The Houthis support the country's former authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who ceded power to Mr Hadi in 2012 after a 2011 uprising. Andrew Smith, a spokesperson for Campaign Against Arms Trade, said: "For two years now, Saudi forces have unleashed a brutal humanitarian catastrophe on ... (more...)
Powerful Winds, Large Hail Hit Southern Plains Powerful Winds, Large Hail Hit Southern Plains
- March 29, 2017

Next round of severe weather will hit Wednesday . Forecasters say damaging winds and large hail are the biggest threats Monday, particularly in western Kentucky, northern MS and western Tennessee, including the Memphis area. NEXT WEEK: The wave train remains active; another setup for strong to severe storms shows up around Tuesday , April 4. It will be close enough Thursday morning to spark some isolated storms in Mississippi. (more...)
Arrest warrant sought for ousted South Korean president
- March 28, 2017

A Seoul prosecution office couldn't immediately confirm the report. A bribery conviction alone is punishable by up to life in prison. Park denies all 13 charges, the most among the three former presidents. Choi and Lee have denied any wrongdoing. The scandal centers on Park's relationship with Choi Soon-sil, her lifelong friend and confidante. Park has apologised to the country but said she never gained personally from money that came from family-run conglomerates known as chaebol . (more...)
Hong Kong protests: Nine activists 'to be charged' Hong Kong protests: Nine activists 'to be charged'
- March 28, 2017

Lam - the chief secretary - was backed by Leung Chun-ying, the unpopular departing chief executive. She won with 777 votes from the 1,194-person committee. But even the pan-democrat preferred candidate Tsang suggested that the electoral reform initiative should be relaunched in tandem with controversial proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law . (more...)
Rock 'n' roll inventor Chuck Berry's music transcended racial barrier Rock 'n' roll inventor Chuck Berry's music transcended racial barrier
- March 27, 2017

Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock "n" roll's potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. (more...)
Coach Danny Blind sacked by Holland following defeat to Bulgaria
- March 27, 2017

They now sit in fourth place in the pool, some six points behind leaders France and three behind second-placed Sweden . Blind had been in charge of the national team since 2015 after taking over from Guus Hiddink. But he later told TV network NOS he wanted to keep his job. The heat was on Blind heading into their match against Bulgaria and Blind didn't help himself by starting 17-year-old Matthijs De Ligt at centerback. (more...)
Boko Haram struggling to remain relevant - Army Boko Haram struggling to remain relevant - Army
- March 26, 2017

It was reported that houses were being set on fire by the terrorists. "The troops have neutralized quite a number of the attackers and those that escaped with gunshot wounds are being pursued". The others are Abubakar Shekau, the disputed leader of Boko Haram since 2009, and Abubakar Adam Kambar, an associate of al-Barnawi who the Nigerian military claimed to have killed in 2012 but whose death has not been verified . (more...)
The Keystone XL Pipeline Still Faces At Least One Big Roadblock
- March 26, 2017

The rejection came just before President Obama signed an worldwide agreement on global warming in Paris. Donald Trump, while campaigning to be president of the USA, had said he would reverse Obama's decision. Upon learning that TransCanada is awaiting approval from permits for construction in Nebraska, Trump chimed in that Republican governor Pete Ricketts is "a fantastic governor, I'll call him today". (more...)
European Union leaders mark 60th anniversary with Rome declaration European Union leaders mark 60th anniversary with Rome declaration
- March 26, 2017

At a time when one member state is leaving, it's understood the government would prefer a show of unity, rather than clusters of members heading off at different speeds. "Unity is both a necessity and our free choice", they said. Taken individually, we would be side-lined by global dynamics. President Jean-Claude Juncker presented a white paper outlining five possible futures for the European Union, ranging from deeper integration to the "multi-speed" Europe that Britain long craved. (more...)