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United States bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countries

United States bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countries Another U.S. official said the ban would affect nine airlines in total, and the Transportation Security Administration would inform the affected airlines on Tuesday. The airports are in Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Doha, Qatar; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, both in United Arab Emirates; Istanbul; Casablanca, Morocco; Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

U.S. imposes electronics ban on some flights

U.S. imposes electronics ban on some flights The 10 global airports covered by the ban are in Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Another one said the edict distributed in a confidential email from the US Transportation Safety Administration would affect 13 nations. Last year, a bomb at Brussels worldwide airport killed 32... [Full Article...]

United States bans electronics on flights from 8 Muslim countries

United States bans electronics on flights from 8 Muslim countries The ban was indefinite, said the official. A number of officials from the country's affected by the electronics ban are expected to attend the State Department gathering. It isn't clear which airlines received the new directive, but The Guardian reports that at least Royal Jordanian and Saudia Airlines are among the airlines affected. [Full Article...]

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Aydin Coban gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case He's set to be extradited after the proceedings in the Netherlands conclude, although he's filed legal appeals to stay in his home country. "I'm relieved, I'm satisfied, and I'm so happy that the courts over there decided on these verdicts and gave him 10 years and 243 days". [Full Article...]

Fox News pulls embattled Napolitano from air after Trump report

Fox News pulls embattled Napolitano from air after Trump report The former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, citing unnamed sources, said that the British foreign surveillance agency, the Global Communications Headquarters, "most likely" provided Obama with transcripts of Trump's recorded calls. People familiar with the situation who could speak only on the condition of anonymity said Napolitano is not expected to be on Fox News Channel any time soon. [Full Article...]

Turkey is worth the effort - Merkel

Turkey is worth the effort - Merkel The chancellor says Berlin and Ankara's many ties - like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership and their joint fight against Islamic terrorism - mean the relationship between the two countries is valuable. Earlier this week, the Hamburg authorities canceled the appearance of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu over fire safety issues scheduled for Tuesday at a pre-referendum camp... [Full Article...]

Pelosi: Trump Owes Obama an Apology

Pelosi: Trump Owes Obama an Apology Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator, recused himself from investigating the matter after it was revealed that he did not answer accurately when he was asked during his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the election. [Full Article...]

Kylian Mbappe on transfer rumours

Kylian Mbappe on transfer rumours Mbappe scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season in Monaco's 3-0 win over Caen on Sunday afternoon, and the 18-year-old has now netted 14 times in his last 12 appearances for the Ligue 1 club. Kylian Mbappe's fine form for Monaca has earned a first global call-up with France. Four days after edging Manchester City into the Champions League quarter-finals, Mbappe, who scored in both legs of t... [Full Article...]

Dem rep: White House in denial over Trump wiretap claims

Dem rep: White House in denial over Trump wiretap claims Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from the Associated Press, VOA News and other sources. In another tweet , Trump asked: "What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians?" Trump offered his latest commentary on his upset win last November just hours before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee began hearing testimony ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un acting very, very badly

Kim Jong Un acting very, very badly In South Korea, he outlined a tougher strategy to confront North Korea's nuclear threat. The North said on Sunday that it recently tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, raising speculation that Pyongyang might be seeking near-future provocations despite warnings by the global community. [Full Article...]

Toto Wolff says Ferrari and Red Bull have closed gap to Mercedes

Toto Wolff says Ferrari and Red Bull have closed gap to Mercedes The 27-year-old is yet to win in almost 80 appearances, but he will start the new season among Hamilton's chief contenders for a fourth title after it was announced in January that he would partner the Briton at a team which has won 51 of the last 59 races. [Full Article...]

The Trump clan enjoys family vacation in Aspen

The Trump clan enjoys family vacation in Aspen Ivanka could be seen holding her son Theo, one, as she ambled through the streets of Aspen, with nieces Chloe and Kai, nephew Spencer, daughter Arabella and son Joseph in tow. The presence of the first family in the resort town also saw Secret Service agents being stationed, a move that could cost the taxpayers quite a bit of money. [Full Article...]

Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai 'piggy bank' turtle

Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai 'piggy bank' turtle However, Dr Achariya Sailasuta, a professor at the veterinary faculty at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, has revealed that the swallowed coins had poisoned her. The stash was too big to take out through the 10-cm (4-inch) incision they had made, so it had to be removed a few coins at a time. The weight of the money inside her had cracked her underside shell, and threatened a fatal infection. [Full Article...]

SC notice to Centre, RBI over plea on depositing old notes

SC notice to Centre, RBI over plea on depositing old notes To this, the AG replied that law is above the speech of the Prime Minister. "The ordinance withdrew the window without any notice", the CJI observed. Besides, the Ordinance also provided for amending the RBI Act to enable legislative support for extinguishing the demonetised banknotes that are not returned. [Full Article...]

United States claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

United States claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed Casualties from a deadly US airstrike that destroyed a mosque in Aleppo city were mostly members of Tablighi Jamaat, a non-extremist group. The strike comes as the USA -led coalition has ramped up attacks in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State, now that commanders on the ground have more control over the fight. [Full Article...]

Narada sting: TMC moves Supreme Court against HC order for CBI probe

Narada sting: TMC moves Supreme Court against HC order for CBI probe It also asked the advocate representing the Trinamool leaders to apologise. The CBI has registered preliminary enquiry in connection with the Narada sting tapes in which several Trinamool Congress leaders were allegedly caught on camera taking money. [Full Article...]

'Rahul Gandhi is Bhasmasura, will reduce allies to ashes'

'Rahul Gandhi is Bhasmasura, will reduce allies to ashes' KSU is a student wing of the Congress. He also came down heavily on senior leader A K Antony staying in Delhi.Hecriticised Rahul Gandhi and Antony via a Facebook post. He has no recognition except that he is a part of the Gandhi family. Diwan, who is an engineering student from Hoshangabad , Madhya Pradesh, has approached the Guinness Book of World Records and requested to enlist Gandhi's nam... [Full Article...]

Who were Fox analyst's sources on Obama claim? Consultant explains his side

Who were Fox analyst's sources on Obama claim? Consultant explains his side Since taking office, however, Trump, an avid golfer who is reportedly a better player than his predecessor, has not shied away from his favourite pastime. "He regularly used to criticize President Obama for spending time on the course". Trump's aides have not done so. He continued: "So to start to look at some individual who was there for a short period of time, or separately individuals who r... [Full Article...]

Turkey condemns bomb attack in Damascus

Turkey condemns bomb attack in Damascus The Levant Liberation Committee said in a statement that the attack was carried out by two of its suicide attackers, claiming that they targeted pro-Iranian and pro-government militiamen. Assad said in an interview broadcast Saturday that recapturing Raqa was a "priority" for his forces. Assad said that "in theory" he shares the same priority with U.S. [Full Article...]

Happiest country in the world revealed

Happiest country in the world revealed Norway pipped last year's league leader Denmark to take the crown in the United Nations' World Happiness Report 2017. The authors said "six factors - GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption - explain nearly three-quarters of the variation across different countries". [Full Article...]


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