New Zealand suffer batting headache as World Cup looms

Taylor aggravated the injury in the fourth ODI in Dunedin on Wednesday during his heroic 181 not out, which helped lead New Zealand to a victory against the odds. Blackcaps batsman Colin Munro . That would be Curran's only involvement till the 40t... More..

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German police use pepper spray to disperse protestors at Afrin rally
by | Monday, March 12, 2018

German police use pepper spray to disperse protestors at Afrin rally

The PKK, considered a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast that has killed some 40,000 people. In...More..

Elizabeth Warren seeks to use Trump Pocahontas 'racial slur' as political tool
by | Monday, March 12, 2018

Elizabeth Warren seeks to use Trump Pocahontas 'racial slur' as political tool

Warren, speaking later on CNN, noted that she spoke to a group of Native Americans last month to say she'd fight for them when Trump uses the slur. She's making a cynical political play to have Native Americans...More..

Wildcats set to battle USC in Pac-12 Tournament championship
by | Monday, March 12, 2018

Wildcats set to battle USC in Pac-12 Tournament championship

And with Arizona's Ayton and 7-foot Dusan Ristic inside, nothing was happening there for USC , which was held to 61 points. Ayton also scored the first seven points of the extra frame that put the game awa...More..

Theni forest fire: Nine people charred to death and several others critical
by | Monday, March 12, 2018

Theni forest fire: Nine people charred to death and several others critical

Thirty of the trekkers, mostly students, have been rescued and were rushed to a government hospital. Their condition is stable. According to the police, a total of 30 students were stranded in the hill station....More..

Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Katy Perry, Cher & More Celebrate International Women's Day
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Katy Perry, Cher & More Celebrate International Women's Day

I rise in this Honorable House today, as Minister with the portfolio of Gender Affairs, to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women and girls locally and internationally. Next month, they will hos...More..

Tariff exemptions possible for United States military partners
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tariff exemptions possible for United States military partners

If such tariffs are imposed, they further argued, the White House should: exclude all fairly traded products and those that do not pose a national security threat; announce a robust exclusion process that a...More..

Jeremy Corbyn criticised by Scottish colleagues for immigration remarks
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn criticised by Scottish colleagues for immigration remarks

The UK Labour Party confirmed this week it is investigating as many as six party members for their involvement in a secret Facebook group that trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial,...More..

SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia: Right to Die With Dignity
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

SC Legalizes Passive Euthanasia: Right to Die With Dignity

The Supreme Court with a strict guideline to govern has permitted the passive euthanasia . The Apex Court has laid down clear guidelines for advance direction for passive euthanasia , so that it is not mi...More..

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT makes first arrest
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT makes first arrest

According to police sources, Naveen Kumar had close links with several radical Hindu outfits and was reportedly angry with Lankesh for "insulting" Hindu gods and goddesses. The court is expected to pass an or...More..

Kenyan president and opposition leader meet in bid to heal divisions
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kenyan president and opposition leader meet in bid to heal divisions

The apex court went on to order a re-run in October, which Odinga boycotted. "There is no question about USA commitment to Kenya on trade and security", he said, according to a statement issued after the meet...More..

Turkish Forces Set for Assault on Key Kurdish-Held City in Syria
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Turkish Forces Set for Assault on Key Kurdish-Held City in Syria

The US forces in Manbij have recently resisted Turkey's calls for them to leave the area. Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a powerf...More..

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in Kannur
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in Kannur

According to reports, the hooligans, who are yet to be identified, broke the spectacles on Gandhi's statue before getting away in Thaliperambu area of the city. Some locals on the spot were reported as saying t...More..

Shefin Jahan, Hadiya head to Kerala following SC order
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Shefin Jahan, Hadiya head to Kerala following SC order

Finding fault with the HC order of May 24, 2017, the Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said, "We hold that the High Court should not have annulled the marriage betwee...More..

South Korea military exercises are on, despite Trump's planned meeting with Kim
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

South Korea military exercises are on, despite Trump's planned meeting with Kim

In currencies, the Japanese yen JPY= was the biggest mover, falling more than half a percent against the dollar to its lowest in over a week following the news on North Korea . Japan, a key regional ally, ...More..

California officials report hostages taken in 'active shooter situation' at veterans' home
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

California officials report hostages taken in 'active shooter situation' at veterans' home

The Napa Valley Register reported an armed gunman, dressed in black with body armor, entered the building and may have taken hostages. California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs says they haven't...More..

United States warns Africa over Chinese loans
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

United States warns Africa over Chinese loans

Tillerson is not new to Africa, and his Nairobi visit poignantly points at a deliberate shift from the chest thumping America First bravado that propelled Trump into office to the possibility of a more logical...More..

United States trade gap rises to $56.6B, highest since 2008
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

United States trade gap rises to $56.6B, highest since 2008

The trade gap has continued to rise since Trump entered the White House partly because the US economy is strong and American consumers have an appetite for imported products and the confidence to buy them. Tr...More..

Ongoing terror, forced starvation against Rohingya says UN
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Ongoing terror, forced starvation against Rohingya says UN

The UN and human rights organisations have repeatedly criticised the atrocities allegedly committed by the Myanmar military in a campaign against the Rohingya that began in northern Rakhine following a co...More..

Oscar Ratings Down to All-Time Low With 26.5M Viewers
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Oscar Ratings Down to All-Time Low With 26.5M Viewers

Accepting the award for " Coco " were its filmmakers, two of whom are gay, which shows evidence of Hollywood working to create more spaces for LGBTQ filmmakers. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienc...More..

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to charges
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to charges

With a file from the Associated Press. If he's found guilty on the charges in the Washington case, Manafort could be sentenced to almost 20 years in prison. Guidelines call for about eight to 10 years, though...More..

'Love jihad' case: SC restores Hadiya's marriage to Shafin Jahan
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

'Love jihad' case: SC restores Hadiya's marriage to Shafin Jahan

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said that Hadiya was free to live with her husband adding that the High Court should not have intervened under article ...More..

United Nations chief nuke inspector: Iran nuclear deal must not fail
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

United Nations chief nuke inspector: Iran nuclear deal must not fail

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano told Press-TV that Iran has been compliant with the deal - and the JCPOA's collapse would be "a great loss". The deal is "international ...More..

Jeff Sessions slams California immigration policy, says 'sanctuary' laws defy common sense
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Jeff Sessions slams California immigration policy, says 'sanctuary' laws defy common sense

The Justice Department, in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday , is challenging three California laws that, among other things, bar police from asking people about their citizenship status or participating in fede...More..

Broadcom pledges $1.5 billion fund to salvage Qualcomm deal
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Broadcom pledges $1.5 billion fund to salvage Qualcomm deal

Some relate to Broadcom's relationships with third party foreign entities. Qualcomm shareholders were set to vote on whether to hand control of the San Diego cellular technology company to Broadcom on T...More..

US announces $533m for Nigeria, others as Tillerson begins Africa tour
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

US announces $533m for Nigeria, others as Tillerson begins Africa tour

In his speech on Tuesday at George Mason University, Mr Tillerson said the U.S. has "a longstanding partnership with Kenya". The money given by the United States will be distributed among seven African coun...More..

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is expected to announce her resignation Tuesday morning
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is expected to announce her resignation Tuesday morning

According to today's TENNESSEAN , "The review found, in some instances, there were no events on BARRY's calendar during hours FORREST earned overtime pay". "I deeply regret that my professional relationship wi...More..

No raise, no school for W. Va. teachers
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

No raise, no school for W. Va. teachers

More than 277,000 students were out of the classroom for nine school days as teachers pressed for higher salaries in West Virginia , where pay ranks near the bottom for USA teachers. Opposing the suggestion o...More..

Egypt to donate slice of Sinai to Saudi mega-development
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Egypt to donate slice of Sinai to Saudi mega-development

Persecution charity Open Doors ranks it as the 12th most risky country to be a Christian. 'The legal system is based on Sharia (Islamic law), and it is illegal to evangelise Muslims; conversion to another relig...More..

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 for the 50th time
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 for the 50th time

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on July 14, 2014. 30W-6 is a three-booster rocket that will deliver broadcast services for broadband, corporate network...More..

Texans vote in primary election on Tuesday
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Texans vote in primary election on Tuesday

Texans vote Tuesday in the first primaries of the 2018 midterm season. "That shows an enthusiasm gap". The Republican party, ironically, does not allow other parties to vote in their primary elections. That f...More..

Jeff Bezos moves to top spot on Forbes' annual billionaires list
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Jeff Bezos moves to top spot on Forbes' annual billionaires list

Forbes estimates Mr Trump's worth collapsed from $US3.5 billion ($4.4 billion) to $US3.1 billion ($3.9 billion) this year, with the magazine saying it was partially due to a fall in NY property values and a di...More..

Red Cross Says Violence Halts Aid Delivery To Syria's Ghouta
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Red Cross Says Violence Halts Aid Delivery To Syria's Ghouta

The ministry said in a statement Tuesday that 33 passengers and six crew members were killed when the An-26 crashed just 500 meters (1,600 feet) from the runway. The convoy that reached Douma on Monday carrie...More..

Winter Weather Advisory & Wet Snow Tonight
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory & Wet Snow Tonight

A spokesman for Minneapolis-St. No travel is advised in many areas of the Upper Midwest, including all of North Dakota. This new storm will arrive just days after Friday's powerful nor'easter ripped through...More..

Gael Garcia Bernal's Oscar gig has Twitter in splits
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Gael Garcia Bernal's Oscar gig has Twitter in splits

Unkrich said the team felt the need to convey "a positive message about the beauty of Mexico, the beauty of the Mexican people, the beauty of their culture and traditions into the world, and also give Mexican...More..

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah

Even so, it seems impossible to resolve such a crisis by election time next year. This lethargy despite putting up an impressive performance in Gujarat and claiming moral victory doesn't bode well as general el...More..

Merkel finally gets a coalition
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Merkel finally gets a coalition

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted in favor of forming a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to results announced on Sunday. Ralf Stegner, current leader of the ...More..

Proposal to end DACA will not affect Monday deadline
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Proposal to end DACA will not affect Monday deadline

A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals, easing the...More..

AP special status, PNB scam stall Lok Sabha proceedings
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

AP special status, PNB scam stall Lok Sabha proceedings

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha saw noisy protests by MPs from the opposition parties as the Congress and the Trinamool Congress protested over the bank fraud by Nirav Modi. The second part of the session...More..

New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star

A year later, the receiving bank looked into the money transfer as well. After Trump's shock victory over Hillary Clinton, Cohen is said to have complained to his friends that he had not been paid back fo...More..

Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer

The photo - a headshot of a bearded middle-aged man with his eyes partially shut - was released at a news conference where the lead detective announced police had found the remains of a seventh individual linke...More..

White House on lock-down as man shoots self
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

White House on lock-down as man shoots self

Law enforcement officers speak to witnesses after a security scare at the White House when a man apparently shot himself, according to a law enforcement source. "I refer you to the Secret Service for any more i...More..

by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Egypt, Saudi join hands to face divisive regional interventions

The visit "will be interpreted as proof of Saudi support for Sisi to remain as the president of Egypt ", Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed, a political science professor at Cairo University, told AFP . Saudi Arabia, t...More..

China says its increasingly powerful military is no threat
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

China says its increasingly powerful military is no threat

That move follows complaints that China isn't open enough about how it funds its military or what the goals of its massive campaign of expansion and modernization are. The US government recently announced a p...More..

Germany's SPD approves new coalition with Merkel
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Germany's SPD approves new coalition with Merkel

But it is surely the beginning of the end. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have formed a coalition government with the opposition Social Democrats. Merkel's new government is expected to begin...More..

Four-minute mile record breaker Sir Roger Bannister dies at 88
by | Monday, March 05, 2018

Four-minute mile record breaker Sir Roger Bannister dies at 88

Bannister gave up running to pursue a long and distinguished medical career. In 2011 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Bannister's family said that he died on Saturday in Oxford, the English city w...More..

North Korea: US military drills harm reconciliation
by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

North Korea: US military drills harm reconciliation

North Korea's official KCNA news agency said in its commentary on Saturday: "If the U.S. finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK, the DPRK will counter the USA by its own mode...More..

Joyous explosions of color for Holi festival
by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

Joyous explosions of color for Holi festival

The tradition of throwing colours came from Lord Vishnu When is Holi in 2018? People from across all walks of life irrespective of age, sex and creed celebrated the festival with lot of enthusiasm. March 1....More..

Trump vs. Jeff Sessions
by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

Trump vs. Jeff Sessions

Trump's latest bone to pick with his attorney general is over FISA - Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - abuse, something Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleged in their declassified mem...More..

by | Sunday, March 04, 2018

DUP hails May Brexit speech, but lack of detail irks Varadkar

In order to smooth future trade ties, May said Britain would not pursue a race to the bottom on standards and instead seek the same regulatory outcomes. Talking to some European Union sources, you sense that ...More..