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Washington Post defends State of the Union coverage

Washington Post defends State of the Union coverage A White House official, who was not authorized to speak for the president and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump meant to say that the cable ratings for his speech were the highest ever. "45.6 million people watched", he wrote , "the highest number in history". Presidents typically enjoy relatively high ratings early on, and lower ratings for subsequent State of the U... [Full Article...]

Union Budget 2018 highlights

Union Budget 2018 highlights FM Arun Jaitley's 2018-19 Union Budget has the unmistakable stamp of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The kisan credit card, that was offered only to farmers till now, is being extended to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers from this fiscal. [Full Article...]

Men in Black reboot gets F Gary Gray to direct

Men in Black reboot gets F Gary Gray to direct The first " Men in Black " film came out over two decades ago in the summer of 1997 and became one of the biggest hits, grossing almost $589 million worldwide. I'm not sure what they would have called that movie. Sony has enjoyed a successful year with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Jumanji rocking the box office, a stark contrast to where the troubled studio was this time last year. [Full Article...]

Maldives' Supreme Courtroom orders launch of former president Mohamed Nasheed

Maldives' Supreme Courtroom orders launch of former president Mohamed Nasheed The court also reinstated 12 parliament members who were stripped of their seats when they defected to the opposition previous year. Hundreds of people celebrated in Male by waving the country's flag after the court overturned verdicts against ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and an ex-vice-president jailed after trials that were internationally condemned. [Full Article...]

UN Wants Myanmar To Allow Probe Of Mass Graves

UN Wants Myanmar To Allow Probe Of Mass Graves When the firing by Myanmar military stopped, only Kadir and two teammates were left alive. The AP uncovered evidence of at least five mass graves at one location, Gu Dar Pyin, that bolster charges leveled by the USA and United Nations of ethnic cleansing in the country's northern Rakhine state. [Full Article...]

2 shot, 3 others injured in shooting at Los Angeles middle school

2 shot, 3 others injured in shooting at Los Angeles middle school Some parents said metal detectors should be installed in schools . "So I think he will do fine", said Aaron Strumwasser, who treated the teens. The girl, whose name has not been revealed because of her age, has been charged with negligent discharge of a firearm that left five people injured , including two students who sustained gunshot wounds. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces strike Hamas submit in Gaza after rocket assault - army

Israeli forces strike Hamas submit in Gaza after rocket assault - army Two Egyptian groups, Liwa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa'd Misr, were also added to the terrorist list. Harakat al-Sabireen, a Palestinian jihadi organization, has. "We are concerned that this decision of the USA administration, which disregards the realities on the ground, could undermine the Middle East peace process, including the efforts for intra-Palestinian peace and reconciliation", said Aksoy... [Full Article...]

Railway's capex for year 2018-19 pegged at Rs 1.48 trn

Railway's capex for year 2018-19 pegged at Rs 1.48 trn And also provide free essential drugs and diagnostic tests. Modicare is touted to be world's largest national health protection scheme . There is a huge focus in this "New Bharat" Budget on inclusive growth and farm sector and despite that fiscal deficit targets have not been compromised. [Full Article...]

Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons

Assad producing new kinds of chemical weapons But the officials said the USA believes Assad's government sees chemical attacks as an effective way to terrorize rebels and sympathetic populations into fleeing, therefore altering the demographic balance in the Alawite heartland where Assad is trying to consolidate control. [Full Article...]

Three soldiers killed in Kupwara avalanche

Three soldiers killed in Kupwara avalanche A similar incident had happened in December when five soldiers went missing in two separate avalanches triggered by fresh snowfall. "Three valiant soldiers who were part of a team posted in Machhil sector of Kupwara died", an Army spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Opposition plans common strategy

Opposition plans common strategy Sources hinted at elaborate discussions on the turmoil in the Supreme Court and the Judge B.H. Loya case, but added that it was decided the leaders would not talk about these in the media. "And for that we shall work together", Azad reported Rahul Gandhi as saying. Amongst the leaders who attended the meet were former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, senior Congres... [Full Article...]

Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie agree...six more it is!

Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie agree...six more it is! In Nova Scotia, Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow. Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by a group of handlers on Gobbler's Knob , a tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney, about 100 kilometres northeast of Pittsburgh. [Full Article...]

Palestinian Authority's Abbas to Address UN Security Council Feb. 20

Palestinian Authority's Abbas to Address UN Security Council Feb. 20 The Abbas's coming to the council is in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, which triggered an outcry from Palestinians. The ministerial meeting was scheduled to be held in the beginning of February, based on what was decided by the Arab ministerial meeting held in Jordan on January 6. [Full Article...]

Trudeau gets questions about veterans, racism, pipelines at Edmonton town hall

Trudeau gets questions about veterans, racism, pipelines at Edmonton town hall Notley's move marks an escalation of the battle over Kinder Morgan's plan to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline, a C$7.4 billion project that would carry an additional 590,000 barrels a day of crude from the oil sands to a shipping terminal near Vancouver. [Full Article...]

Israel condemns Poland for rushing through Holocaust law

Israel condemns Poland for rushing through Holocaust law On Thursday, the Polish senate voted to approve a bill that prohibits certain speech alleging Poland was complicit in crimes committed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust . How are Polish voters reacting? The prime ministers of Israel and Poland agreed on Sunday to try to resolve the argument by establishing working groups to discuss the Holocaust history issue. [Full Article...]

After revolt, judges roster made public

After revolt, judges roster made public He will also deal with cases related to commissions of enquiry, statutory appointments and appointment of other law officers, habeas corpus (a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court) matters and social justices cases. [Full Article...]

Events mark Black History Month at Rowan

Events mark Black History Month at Rowan Innovation is one of the cornerstones of Black culture, helping to propel trends, widely influencing pop culture, and changing the face of history. Fort Valley State University has dozens of events planned for Black History Month . Roberta Radovich, a Bloomington resident, said she watches documentaries on WTIU and attends as many events as she can in the city and on IU's campus in February. [Full Article...]

BJP Ally Chandrababu Naidu Upset Over Budget, Calls Party Meet

BJP Ally Chandrababu Naidu Upset Over Budget, Calls Party Meet As per the reports, Union Minister YS Chowdhary said the state is disappointed with Centre as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had not addressed its needs in the Union Budget session 2018-19. The state also believes that the Centre was not giving adequate funds for construction of its new capital, Amaravati. Chowdhary said several pending infrastructure projects have made no progress over... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin girl to be sentenced for Slender Man stabbing

Wisconsin girl to be sentenced for Slender Man stabbing The attackers both told detectives they needed to kill Leutner to become proxies, or servants, to Slender Man , a demonlike creature they read about online who is often depicted as a spidery figure in a black suit with a featureless white face. [Full Article...]

Joel Embiid and Aaron Gordon highlight All-Star Saturday

Joel Embiid and Aaron Gordon highlight All-Star Saturday Klay Thompson, Warriors: The 2016 Three-Point Contest champion will appear in this event and the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year . He also ranks 14th in scoring average with a career-high 23.8 points per game. In his 5 National Basketball Association season, Oladipo was selected as a reserve to this year's All-Star game by the coaches of the Eastern Conference. [Full Article...]


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