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Uttarakhand Assembly Polls: BJP president Ajay Bhatt loses

Uttarakhand Assembly Polls: BJP president Ajay Bhatt loses Five years ago, the BJP had lost Uttarakhand to the Congress by a whisker. Faleiro is likely to lose the chief ministerial race to Digamber Kamat, since the latter has a good equation with the Goa Forward's Sardessai. Parsekar himself lost his seat in Mandrem. Mahara defeated Bhatt by around 4,981 votes in the polls. However, the Congress leader will continue to officiate as the chief minist... [Full Article...]

Motorists warned that snow may alter road conditions this morning

Motorists warned that snow may alter road conditions this morning Tuesday. "Heavy snow and blowing snow could produce very hard driving conditions with very poor visibility and deep snow cover on roads", the NWS reports. The most up-to-date forecast from the NWS indicates a possibility of 16 to 22 inches of snow beginning just before dawn Tuesday morning, with snowfall at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour likely. [Full Article...]

Japan's show of force

Japan's show of force North Korea said the tests were carried out by the military unit tasked with taking on U.S. military bases in Japan. "The aim is to test the capability of the Izumo by sending it out on an extended mission", one source told Reuters . China claims nearly all the disputed waters in the South China Sea, stating it has "irrefutable" sovereignty and has continued building man-made islands in the r... [Full Article...]

MPs support call to scrap Victorians' abortion law

MPs support call to scrap Victorians' abortion law Proposed by Diana Johnson MP, the ten-minute-rule bill aims to scrap Victorian laws that still criminalise the procurement of abortion. They can then be sentenced to a maximum of life imprisonment - the harshest penalty for abortion in Europe. [Full Article...]

Two Israeli border guards injured in Palestinian stabbing attack

Two Israeli border guards injured in Palestinian stabbing attack Police said that the assailant exited his vehicle, went into a post were the officers were stationed and stabbed them. Mattar was shot by the guards during the attack and later died of his wounds. Israeli security forces on the scene where a Palestinian man stabbed two Israeli Border Police officers in Jerusalem's Old City, March 13, 2017. A closure was also placed on the West Bank and Gaza, a... [Full Article...]

Man accused of breaching White House security due in court Monday

Man accused of breaching White House security due in court Monday Tran's next court appearance is scheduled for April 13. Prosecutors requested and the defense also agreed that Tran not travel more than 100 miles from his home, stay away from the White House and from the District of Columbia except for his case, and to not possess a firearm, destructive device or unsafe weapon. [Full Article...]

Russian anti-doping agency expects partly recognition with WADA by May

Russian anti-doping agency expects partly recognition with WADA by May While Russia remains banned from global track and field, the worldwide Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body, last month cleared pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova, sprinter Kristina Sivkova and Aleksei Sokirskii to compete at the world championships in August under a neutral flag. [Full Article...]

United Nations rights expert urges independent investigation into Myanmar violations

United Nations rights expert urges independent investigation into Myanmar violations Lee wants the rights council to establish the UN's highest-level probe, a Commission of Inquiry, to investigate that crackdown as well as violent episodes in 2012 and 2014. It said that Myanmar does not allow global media into the affected area in Rakhine State and will not cooperate with a United Nations probe into the killings, rape and mass arrests of Rohingya is proof of the government's human... [Full Article...]

Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance

Northwestern ends drought with 1st NCAA Tourney appearance The strongest of the group is Wichita State, whose fifth-ranked defense helps push the Shockers to a plus-26.4 adjusted efficiency, higher than 1-seed Kansas (plus-26.0), 2-seeds Duke (plus-25.1) and Arizona (plus-22.7). Reynolds told ESPN's Jeff Borzello . "This year, if we won again, that's two different trophies". Last year , Ben Simmons, taken No. 1 by the Philadelphia 76ers, saw his LSU te... [Full Article...]

US Envoy Warns Any IS Militants Left In Mosul Will 'Die'

US Envoy Warns Any IS Militants Left In Mosul Will 'Die' West Mosul is the most-populated urban area still held by "IS", followed by Syria's Raqa, which has also been targeted by the US-led campaign against the Islamist extremists. IS overran Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in 2014. "We are waiting for forensic teams and human rights officials to begin unearthing the grave to uncover the whole story of how the ruthless criminal Daesh (Islamic S... [Full Article...]

Hawkeyes Miss NCAA, Will be NIT #1 Seed

Hawkeyes Miss NCAA, Will be NIT #1 Seed Cal, Illinois State and Syracuse are your other one-seeders. Iowa enters the NIT with an 18-14 overall record, finishing in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten standings. The Coyotes are making their first postseason appearance since 2010 when the team participated in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Iowa was 0-1 against the Summit League this season, falling 98-89 to Omaha, December 3. [Full Article...]

S.Korea's Park criticised over defiance, faces calls for investigation

S.Korea's Park criticised over defiance, faces calls for investigation In the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation's announcement, the North continued to emphasize the role of South Koreans (남조선인민) in Park's impeachment . She had been acting first lady after her mother was shot and killed in an earlier failed assassination attempt on her father. Park was found to have broken the law by allowing her friend Choi Soon-Sil to meddle in state affairs , and... [Full Article...]

The Netherlands brazenly displays its intolerance to Turkey

The Netherlands brazenly displays its intolerance to Turkey He also stated that Erdogan is "pushing the wrong buttons" by calling the Dutch "Nazis", warning such rhetoric could trigger long-term problems. However, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen has said that such a visit can not take place in light of "the current Turkish attack on Holland". [Full Article...]

Turkey row has little impact on Dutch rivals' ratings

Turkey row has little impact on Dutch rivals' ratings Cavusoglu said Turks in Germany were under systematic pressure from police and intelligence services. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte responded to journalists, while he campaigned on Saturday. Experts said it was too early to tell how events in Rotterdam might affect the election. "We tried to de-escalate the conflict", Rutte said, and added: "We will never ever ever negotiate under threat". [Full Article...]

Unemployment dips in February for post-9/11 vets

Unemployment dips in February for post-9/11 vets The US economy posted strong gains in February - which President Donald Trump will nearly certainly gloat over, and Federal Reserve officials will nearly certainly take as further support for an interest rate hike this month. Job growth has averaged more than 186,000 per month since January 2010, a recovery that predates Donald Trump's presidency. The probability of three or more increases this ye... [Full Article...]

The Tory rebellion on EU citizens shrinks to just two MPs

The Tory rebellion on EU citizens shrinks to just two MPs The government suffered two heavy defeats in parliament during the legislative process, inserting conditions into the bill saying May must guarantee the rights of European Union nationals living in Britain and give lawmakers more powers to reject the final terms she reaches with the EU. [Full Article...]

Brexit can go ahead after House of Lords votes bill through

Brexit can go ahead after House of Lords votes bill through The timing for any announcement is highly sensitive, with the SNP conference taking place this weekend in Aberdeen. Wednesday and Thursday this week are viewed as politically sensitive as it would coincide with elections in the Netherlands, where the anti-EU PVV party of Geert Wilders is challenging for a share in power. [Full Article...]

PIAA postpones Tuesday, Wednesday basketball playoff games because of snowstorm

PIAA postpones Tuesday, Wednesday basketball playoff games because of snowstorm In Class 6A, Cedar Cliff girls play Penn Hills at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hollidaysburg High School. In boys basketball, Holy Redeemer and GAR will play a double-header at Liberty High School. Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown. Lower Moreland, 8 p.m. The PIAA also has made changes to its swimming and diving championship schedule. [Full Article...]

Why China is thrilled about South Korean leader Park Geun-hye's downfall

But Japan and South Korea remain locked in a standoff over bitter memories of World War II, especially the treatment of thousands of Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese occupation forces. Unlike the worsening China-America tussle, the bonhomie between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin does hold out hope for resolving a similar security dilemm... [Full Article...]

British MPs approve bill to begin Brexit

British MPs approve bill to begin Brexit However both amendments have been rejected. "Labour opposes the government's refusal to guarantee the rights of the three million European Union citizens, who have made Britain their home and contribute to our society and economy", Corbyn said. [Full Article...]


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