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Vladimir Putin's nuclear comments spark fears of Cold War-scale arms race

Vladimir Putin's nuclear comments spark fears of Cold War-scale arms race President of Russia , Vladimir Putin bragged on Thursday that his country has developed a new type of nuclear weapon that is capable of bypassing all missile defense systems . He added: "For the foreseeable future, it looks that the US-Russia agenda will be limited to just one item: war prevention". The Pentagon has not publicly talked about the nuclear-powered cruise missile mentioned by Pu... [Full Article...]

Kerala's famous Attukal Pongala clouded by outrage over Kuthiyottam

Kerala's famous Attukal Pongala clouded by outrage over Kuthiyottam The reason is the physical and mental abuse about a thousand boys between the ages of five and twelve are made to endure as part of a ritual called Kuthiyottam , in which they are paraded with pierced metal wire in their sides every year. Meanwhile, S Nair, Secretary, Attukal Temple Trust, Trivandrum slammed Sreelekha and said, "Without knowing the actual facts of the ceremony the officer has mad... [Full Article...]

Forecast: Friday nor'easter could produce heavy rain, high winds

Forecast: Friday nor'easter could produce heavy rain, high winds But an expected coastal storm this week might not be as much of a concern when it comes to snow piles and plow drivers. Heavy snow fell in OH and upstate NY as the storm spun eastward. LaGuardia Airport in New York City grounded all flights, and John F. Kennedy, also in the city, grounded all but a few departures. At one point, all Amtrak service was temporariily suspended along the Northeast Co... [Full Article...]

Man Stabbed 50 Times, Beaten With Rods For Protesting Holi Hooliganism

Man Stabbed 50 Times, Beaten With Rods For Protesting Holi Hooliganism Ashish who was brutally stabbed multiple times and beaten with rod has been admitted to a hospital and is now in a critical stage. The man, Ashish was attacked when he was on his way back home from the gym. According to News18, passers-by and people in the neighbourhood did not step out to stop the act. Ashish was taken to a hospital after the attackers left, where he is in a serious condition... [Full Article...]

Why the 'Fix NICS' gun proposal is not universal background checks

Why the 'Fix NICS' gun proposal is not universal background checks Trump showed a willingness to embrace some of those ideas at a White House meeting Wednesday with bipartisan group of lawmakers. One of the " Fix NICS " bill's Democratic backers, Chris Murphy of CT, has also argued it does not go far enough to address gun violence. [Full Article...]

Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger'

Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger' Dramatic footage appears to show the vehicle tearing down the store's roof while another shows a mob attempt to break open a safe in the snow. Substantial damage was caused to a supermarket on Fortunestown lane and further damage to another premises in Jobstown. [Full Article...]

Funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham to begin at noon

Funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham to begin at noon Graham was a lifelong registered Democrat, and although Franklin Graham said his father had voted in the 2016 presidential election, he declined to say for whom. Billy Graham for such an honor is extremely problematic . President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will both attend the funeral, and are expected to privately meet with the late evangelist's family before the service. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies chemical weapons link with Syria

North Korea denies chemical weapons link with Syria Quoting an official of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's Institute for American Studies, the Korea Central News Agency said the U.S. was perpetrating a "preposterous fabrication yet again". An unpublished report on chemical weapons compiled by United Nations experts, which emerged earlier this week in the media and alleged collusion between North Korea and Syria, is just another attempt to dis... [Full Article...]

Theresa May rules out physical checks at the border post-Brexit

These are the free movement of goods, capital, services and - crucially - people, the latter point entailing open borders. The prime minister suggested that there would be hard days ahead, and inevitable points of disagreement. British prime minister Theresa May said on Friday (2 March) she wants the "deepest and broadest possible" Brexit deal with the EU in a highly-anticipated speech on the ... [Full Article...]

Republicans cautious, Democrats elated, by President Trump's stance on guns

Republicans cautious, Democrats elated, by President Trump's stance on guns But after a week of talk, after students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School personally lobbied lawmakers , and the President continued his public push to overhaul the country's gun laws , members of Congress departed Washington on Thursday afternoon without having voted on a single gun bill and without any plans in the near future to take action on one. [Full Article...]

Avalanche hits five skiers at Squaw Valley

Avalanche hits five skiers at Squaw Valley They also recommended that visitors not travel in avalanche terrain. Update: A missing snowboarder who prompted a search at Squaw Valley Ski Resort has been found dead. At that point, a search and rescue effort with Placer County Sheriff's Office, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was resumed. [Full Article...]

Merkel, Trump discuss Syria cease-fire, Putin's new weapons

Merkel, Trump discuss Syria cease-fire, Putin's new weapons This gap is what Putin is trying to test - if Trump ignores it, the Russian military establishment will then figure that its efforts are for domestic consumption. Kelly challenged the Russian president over his weapons claims , asking whether Russia had actually successfully tested the new nuclear-powered cruise missile he had boasted of earlier in the day. [Full Article...]

United States shrinks its Cuba mission after mystery 'attacks'

United States shrinks its Cuba mission after mystery 'attacks' Cuba's communist government has denied that it had anything to do with any attack on USA personnel. There is still no known cause for the spate of ailments, which included hearing loss, nausea and difficulties walking. Interest Section opened in 1977, according to Cuba experts - it does not even have a human rights officer. The person, who was not authorized to talk to reporters, was the first vic... [Full Article...]

No Anchorage flight delays from East Coast storm

No Anchorage flight delays from East Coast storm Listen, flying and traveling via public transportation generally sucks. The pilot said that pilots were on the verge of throwing up as well. . But the pilot of a plane that did take off reported that "pretty much every one on the plane threw up ". [Full Article...]

Former student accused of squatting in NYC dorm

Former student accused of squatting in NYC dorm According to CBS New York , Palmer hasn't been enrolled at Hunter College in about two years, but she says she plans to stay where she is and eventually finish her degree. For her part, Palmer argues that she isn't staying put because she loves the dorm life or because rent in NY is way too high. Palmer was issued a 30-day eviction notice in September 2017. [Full Article...]

PM Trudeau faces more questions about India while in Montreal

PM Trudeau faces more questions about India while in Montreal New Democrat MP Charlie Angus asserted that Atwal - who had been photographed over the years posing with various Liberal MPs, ministers and leaders, including Trudeau himself - turned up on the trip because his presence was "useful" to local Liberals back in Canada. [Full Article...]

Hawkeyes End Big Ten Tournament Drought

Hawkeyes End Big Ten Tournament Drought Tomorrow's game will tip off at 2:00 eastern time and will air on CBS. Nebraska badly needs a quality win to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive, and it's possible that desperation becomes the deciding factor. "I am proud of the way the guys executed". Top dunk: Early in the second half, Michigan's Moe Wagner threw down a vicious one-handed slam that brought the crowd to its feet. [Full Article...]

Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast

Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast As of about 2 p.m., National Grid was reporting 425 outages, affecting 46,618 customers. Based on a 24-hour pressure change of 114 millibars to 987 millibars, the powerful storm slamming the Northeast has officially undergone bombogenesis, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski . [Full Article...]

Chris Pratt's prayer request for Kevin Smith attracts Twitter hate mob

Chris Pratt's prayer request for Kevin Smith attracts Twitter hate mob He continued to share stories of his fear of having his groin shaved - which was necessary to check what was going on with his heart - and thanked Chris Pratt , who came under fire after tweeting that he was praying for Smith. "I think people misunderstand the backlash against 'thoughts & prayers, '" he wrote. Many have argued against the thoughts and prayers approach in response to recent ma... [Full Article...]

Toys R Us troubles grow as British unit goes into insolvency administration

Toys R Us troubles grow as British unit goes into insolvency administration The regional arm of the business has not secured a buyer and has fallen into this form of oversight as a way to protect its creditors. What does this mean for shoppers? "It is ironic that Toys R Us is going out of business on account of its VAT liabilities (about £1.5m) in the United Kingdom, the same amount eBay paid as income tax on £1.3 billion reported United Kingdom revenues". [Full Article...]


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