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Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act The bill now moves to Florida's Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Few, if any, senators were completely happy with the legislation. The bill also bans "bump stocks" that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire more rapidly; increases the minimum age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21 and imposes a three-day waiting period on all gun purchases. [Full Article...]

Italy's populist parties rule the day, but will they rule?

Italy's populist parties rule the day, but will they rule? But the biggest victor on Sunday was the 5-Star Movement, which was predicted to have won a third of all votes cast, up from 25 percent last time around, putting it in the driving seat in any future coalition talks. They once shared strong anti-euro views. He said: "It's a wrong currency and a wrong choice". Its flagship proposal in the election campaign was a promise to introduce a minimum mont... [Full Article...]

On Aussie Beach, the World's Oldest Message in a Bottle

On Aussie Beach, the World's Oldest Message in a Bottle They took the bottle to the Western Australian Museum , where Ross Anderson - assistant curator of maritime archaeology - determined that it was a mid-to-late 19th-century Dutch gin bottle, and that the note inside had been scribbled on cheaply-made, 19th-century paper. [Full Article...]

Nepal and Pakistan agree to revive SAARC

Nepal and Pakistan agree to revive SAARC Nepal and Pakistan have agreed to revive the stalled SAARC process, at the bilateral talks held here between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and visiting Pakistani PM Shahid Khaquan Abbasi. In 1994, the then prime minister Benazir Bhutto travelled to Nepal on a bilateral visit. SAARC Pakistan Chamber's Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik urged on the need for promoting investment opportunities betwe... [Full Article...]

South Korean delegation heads to Pyongyang to push North-US talks

South Korean delegation heads to Pyongyang to push North-US talks However, public opinion both in the south and overseas has significantly warmed towards North Korea, and the mainstream media have all but forgotten the nuclear and ballistic missile tests undertaken by Pyongyang previous year. North Korea's state media said in a dispatch Tuesday that Kim expressed his desire to "write a new history of national reunification" during a dinner Monday. [Full Article...]

Biplab Deb to be Tripura Chief Minister

Biplab Deb to be Tripura Chief Minister BJP had swept off the 25 year old left rule in an unprecedented victory in Tripura. Deb replaced Sudhindra Dasgupta, the longest-serving BJP state president, in January, 2015 after he was handpicked by BJP's "Prabhari" (central incharge) Sunil Deodhar to lead the party in the state. [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders Lights Up Grandstanding Jim Acosta

Sarah Sanders Lights Up Grandstanding Jim Acosta But in multiple interviews yesterday, he repeatedly did just that. He later added on CNN: "I'm not going to the grand jury". But he didn't stop there, as he vowed to "screw" Muller's subpoena and claimed it would be "funny" if he was arrested. [Full Article...]

Choking puppy saved by emergency responders in dramatic video

Choking puppy saved by emergency responders in dramatic video Panicked owner brought choking puppy to MA police station. Officers found the puppy was not breathing, limp, and unresponsive. With a series of blows to his back and chest compressions, the officers managed to dislodge the what was stuck his throat. [Full Article...]

Yogi Adityanath decries SP-BSP deal against BJP

Yogi Adityanath decries SP-BSP deal against BJP If one adds the votes of the SP, BSP, NISHAD Party and RLD, the total is marginally above the BJP by a few percentage points. "This move will push Dalits away from the party", said a senior party MLA. The Gorakhnath Peeth has held the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1989, with Mahant Avaidyanath, Yogi Adityanath's guru, winning till 1998. But many fear that while the alliance may benefit the SP i... [Full Article...]

Did Jared Kushner Punish Qatar Because It Wouldn't Lend His Family Money?

Did Jared Kushner Punish Qatar Because It Wouldn't Lend His Family Money? But that hasn't enough to quell suspicion that he may be using his proximity to the president as financial leverage to benefit his family's company. A report The New York Times from February also claimed Kushner Companies received a $30m investment from a large Israeli financier. [Full Article...]

Iran foreign minister criticises European Union 'extremism' towards Tehran

Iran foreign minister criticises European Union 'extremism' towards Tehran The French Foreign Ministry even issued a statement ahead of the trip, which said Le Drian would pursue "a frank and demanding dialogue with Iran". Senior Iranian officials on Monday were involved in tough talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian over the nuclear deal, ballistic missiles and Iran's role in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson makes historic port call in Vietnam

U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson makes historic port call in Vietnam On Monday, USS Carl Vinson docked in Da Nang in the first visit of a US aircraft carrier to Vietnam in more than 40 years. "It's a United States push ... China's expansionist agenda has unsettled countries in its neighbourhood. China has also been boosting its defence capability. "We've met with numerous worldwide entities". [Full Article...]

PNB Fraud: CBI Detains Gitanjali Group Vice President

It is alleged that firms colluded with officials at a city branch of state-run Punjab National Bank to clear letters of undertakings without proper diligence, resulting in the scam. Both the bankers have been summoned in a case of over Rs. 5,000 crore working capital facility given to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group by a consortium of 31 banks. [Full Article...]

Fire breaks out at godown in Lalbaug, Parel

Fire breaks out at godown in Lalbaug, Parel Time: The mishap took place around noon today, following which fire department was alerted. So far no casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known. The report also said that the main road leading up to godown has been sealed by Mumbai Police. "The fire is confined to a ground-plus one floor warehouse", a senior fire official told the daily. [Full Article...]

Lalu's daughter Misa, husband granted bail in money laundering case

Lalu's daughter Misa, husband granted bail in money laundering case Bharti, an RJD MP, and her husband appeared before the court after they were asked to do so. The ED had conducted raids at the farmhouse and few other places linked to Misa Bharti, her husband and others in July previous year. 90 lakh to the Jain brothers in advance so as to invest in Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd as share premium". The probe agency alleged that the Jain brothers, Mr... [Full Article...]

President Buhari to visit Yobe, Benue & Taraba State

President Buhari to visit Yobe, Benue & Taraba State The president urged sons and daughters of the state to continue to accommodate each other, stressing that without peace there would be no development. According to the presidential spokesman, the president has chose to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected. [Full Article...]

Buddhist-Muslim clash: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

Buddhist-Muslim clash: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency The Minister of Education meanwhile has instructed the authorities to close all schools in the Administrative district of Kandy tomorrow (06). "The Police put on alert to ensure that the enforcement of the law proceeds without hindrance and the situation does not spiral into an inter-communal conflagration", the government statement said. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Saudi Gives Air India Overflight Rights for Its Israel Routes

Netanyahu: Saudi Gives Air India Overflight Rights for Its Israel Routes Netanyahu made the annoucement, which signals a new phase in Saudi-Israel relations amid the chaos and jostling for power between Saudi and Iran-backed factions in the region, at a press briefing. Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and lifting the 70-year-old airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties between Israel and the kingdom. [Full Article...]

EU's Tusk warns of #HardBorder in Ireland after #Brexit

As stressed by Mr Rees-Mogg, trade issues must be resolved first before the very nature of the border can be discussed. She also failed to offer any new thinking on how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. But before Mrs May's statement, the Irish PM said: "There won't be tripartite or three-way talks". "That's not in our interest and not the way that this can be concluded". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation accuses USA of trying to interfere in presidential election

Russian Federation accuses USA of trying to interfere in presidential election Never. Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone", Putin said. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on Sunday during a phone call that Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian Federation had nuclear weapons that could evade USA anti-missile defense systems was "irresponsible". [Full Article...]


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