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Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief

Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief However, the Congress party is yet to accept Babbar's resignation, and will continue in his role as UP Chief till a successor is chosen. Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar has reportedly resigned as Uttar Pradesh Congress president. [Full Article...]

At least 25 killed In Kabul explosion

At least 25 killed In Kabul explosion The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack - the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks - via its propaganda arm Amaq, SITE Intelligence Group said. He said the attacker was on foot. "The area was crowded with civilians and families, a Kabul police officer in the area tells me". According to local Azadi Radio, at least 18 people were wounded i... [Full Article...]

Jayalalithaa Had Refused To Go To Hospital, Sasikala Tells Inquiry Panel

Jayalalithaa Had Refused To Go To Hospital, Sasikala Tells Inquiry Panel Sasikala said Jayalalithaa was in the bathroom when she called out for help around 9.30 pm on September 22. Though two AIADMK leaders O Paneerselvam and M Thambidurai said they were denied access to Jayalalithaa while she was in hospital, Sasikala rejected such claims. [Full Article...]

Snow will linger through Wednesday midday

The greatest risk for slick travel will be on elevated surfaces. Tuesday: Cold, wet and breezy with rain in the morning that will mix with sleet this afternoon. Total accumulations will average between 1-3 inches across central OH, with locally heavier amounts over higher terrain in the western and northern parts of the state. [Full Article...]

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats The Lingayats, who constitute almost 17 per cent of the Karnataka population, are known as a political constituency of the BJP. One section led by Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha has demanded separate religion status, asserting that Veerashaiva and Lingayats are the same. [Full Article...]

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March The art troupe will hold two performances between March 31 and April 3 at the Ryugyong Chung Ju-yung Gymnasium and East Pyongyang Grande Theatre in Pyongyang, according to the statement. Officials will visit the North from March 22 to 24 to inspect the sites and ensure they can accommodate the singers, the ministry added. YB, formerly known as Yoon Do-hyun Band, sang the band's 2002 World Cup an... [Full Article...]

UMBC seeks to trademark '16 over 1,' 'UMBC Retrievers' and 'Retriever Nation'

UMBC seeks to trademark '16 over 1,' 'UMBC Retrievers' and 'Retriever Nation' Frankly, the question wasn't whether the Cavaliers would win this game, but if they'd get to the Final Four and win it all. The UMBC retreivers refused to believe they were the underdogs when they went up against Virginia. 1 seed, managing to make it to the second half tied at 21. This year, the 'Hoos swept Syracuse and won at Duke, for instance, using Hunter and Isaiah Wilkins in the middle of ... [Full Article...]

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman , criticized the Palestinian Authority for not condemning two terror attacks in recent days that left three Israelis dead. Several Israelis have been killed in stabbing and car-ramming attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. This is the first time the administration has delivered a stark warning to Abbas. [Full Article...]

Expelled Russian diplomats leave London embassy

Expelled Russian diplomats leave London embassy Moscow has denied all involvement, and is expelling 23 British diplomats in response. Those British personnel are expected to leave Moscow by Saturday. Yesterday Boris Johnson held talks with European foreign ministers in Brussels to secure support for Britain's tough stance on Russian meddling in the West. [Full Article...]

Eurostat says number of asylum seekers declined by half in 2017

Eurostat says number of asylum seekers declined by half in 2017 This is stated in a report issued by Eurostat , the statistical office of the European Union, on the number of asylum applicants in the Member Countries in 2017. With 198,300 first-time applicants in 2017, Germany accounted for 31% of the total in 2017, although the figure was down by 73% on the previous year. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Friday morning robbery near campus turns self in

Suspect in Friday morning robbery near campus turns self in After the shopkeeper handed the knifeman an undisclosed sum of money, police added, the suspect walked out of the market and fled on foot. The robberies, plus at least one carjacking and an attempted carjacking, happened between 5 a.m. "We recovered several evidentiary items, including a knife and clothing that matched what is seen in the surveillance video", Zack said. He remains in the York Coun... [Full Article...]

Republicans unveil $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018

Republicans unveil $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 A House vote, contingent on an agreement, could take place on Wednesday. Domestic accounts would get a generous 10 percent increase on average as well, awarding Democrats the sort of spending increases they sought but never secured during the Obama administration. [Full Article...]

Austin police chief: Bombing suspect is dead

Austin police chief: Bombing suspect is dead A package bomb filled with nails and shrapnel exploded at the distribution centre early on Tuesday. They added that the intercepted package, too, was believed to be related to the other bombings. Authorities also believed it was sent from a FedEx location in Sunset Valley, an enclave city in Austin. Reports said police had been chasing the suspect, who detonated a device and was killed. [Full Article...]

Putin, Trump discuss cooperation by phone

Putin, Trump discuss cooperation by phone US House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he has been assured that President Donald Trump is not considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on his electoral victory", Trump said, two days after Putin's re-election. [Full Article...]

Israeli military confirms 2007 strike on Syrian nuclear site

Israeli military confirms 2007 strike on Syrian nuclear site Uzi Rabi, an expert on Iran at Tel Aviv University, said Israel's surprising confirmation might be meant as a "warning sign" to Iran as it expands its military footprint in Syria. Israeli intelligence had picked up on what it determined was the construction of the nuclear reactor and followed its development, it says. The military said the F-15s took off from two bases in southern Israel at 10:3... [Full Article...]

President Xi vows to build strong China

President Xi vows to build strong China It also included President Xi's socialist thought in the Chinese Constitution. Washington does not have formal ties with Taiwan and China is strongly opposed to any moves that would suggest the worldwide community recognises Taiwan as an independent country. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional map

That ruling came just under two weeks after a federal court said North Carolina's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn. If it stands, the revised map is nearly certain to improve Democrats' chances in more seats this year, but not in the district now represented by Shuster. [Full Article...]

Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' for Trump

Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' for Trump When prime-time hosts - who have never served our country in any capacity - dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department , the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller - all the while scaremongering with lu... [Full Article...]

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns In its posting, the president's office said that, according to the constitution, steps would be taken to replace him within seven working days. In the interim, his position will be held by the military-nominated vice-president U Myint Swe, an ex-military officer who, while leading the Yangon Command in 2007, oversaw the brutal crackdown of the Saffron revolution. [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list

Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Virginia's Sen. The committee's recommendations preview an election security report expected to be released in full in the coming weeks. "Russia attempted to penetrate 21 states". Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, has a bill that would establish the $386 million grant program, and Burr suggested the measure could be... [Full Article...]


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