United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees

18 Mar, 2018

The United Nations appealed on Friday for some $1 billion to address the refugee crisis as hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal security crackdown by Myanmar authorities. The worldwide community has accused Myanmar's military of atrocities against the Rohingya that could amount to ethnic cleansing, but the government and military deny any organized human rights violations.

Two dead after auto bomber targets British security firm in Afghanistan

18 Mar, 2018

A Taliban suicide vehicle bomber has detonated explosives near to a compound for foreign security contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul , officials said. At least three civilians were killed and two others wounded, with no casualties among the security contractors, when the bomb exploded in Kabul's Police District Nine, interior ministry spokesperson Najid Danish said.

Xi re-elected as China's president for 2nd term

18 Mar, 2018

After the congress's repeal last Sunday of the constitution's limits of two five-year terms for the presidency and vice presidency, Mr. Wang could stay in office indefinitely, as could Mr. Jinping is also elected as the head of the powerful Central Military Commission, the apex command of the Chinese military. Xi's reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature was a foregone conclusion.

Stormy Daniels sued for $20m in damages over Trump affair claims

18 Mar, 2018

He also claimed that six other women have approached him with similar accounts about past sexual flings with Mr Trump. Mr Avenatti has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming Mr Trump never signed the nondisclosure agreement, rendering it null and void.

State Dept. slams Russia's 'campaign of coercion and violence' in Crimea

18 Mar, 2018

In his election rally in Crimea, home to about two million people, Putin reportedly said that there was still a lot of work to do and that his government was working on various long-term projects. The State Department condemned on Wednesday what it called Russia's "campaign of coercion and violence" in Crimea, just days before the four-year anniversary of Moscow annexing the disputed peninsula.

Romanian court rejects man's claim he's not dead

18 Mar, 2018

The paper added that Mr. Reliu accused his estranged wife of obtaining the death certificate in order to annul their marriage and marry someone else. He is not aware of this fact because he has been living in Turkey for more than 20 years now.

We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story

17 Mar, 2018

Gene expression did change by 7%, though. NASA researchers most recently discovered that while Mark and Scott Kelly are still identical twins, Scott's DNA reacted to space in a unique way. SHAPIRO: Mason says genes change all the time - when you climb a mountain or scuba dive or run a marathon. After returning to Earth, Scott started the process of readapting to Earth's gravity.

Global community pledges $100M to UNRWA

16 Mar, 2018

The United Nations has said that a donor conference has produced almost $100 million in new pledges to fund the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees this year after Washington slashed its aid. The countries of Qatar, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, Mexico, Slovakia, India and France agreed to provide the funding at an emergency funding conference in Rome.

Police ID Birmingham hospital gunman

16 Mar, 2018

She was shot and killed. Birmingham Police Department Lt. Peter Williston said the department is still investigating and reviewing employee records to determine if the gunman was also an employee. Officials said the suspect and Swift were both employed by UAB, and the wounded victim worked for Steris, a medical consulting business based in Birmingham.

Trudeau says Trump has "kept his word"

16 Mar, 2018

Trudeau said the national security argument the USA has made when it comes to considering tariffs for Canadian steel and aluminum makes no sense - a refrain he's hammered in recent weeks. "We have a whole suite of tariff and countervailing duties that are at our disposal to move forward and ensure that we are not accepting in unfairly produced or sold steel".

Mattis talks peace in surprise visit to Afghanistan

15 Mar, 2018

He defined victory in Afghanistan as a political settlement between the Taliban and the government, and an Afghan military that is capable of securing the country largely on its own. It marks Mattis' third visit to the country, where around 11,000 US troops are stationed. Last month, Ghani reached out to the Taliban offering talks without preconditions.

Mattis: We 'Look Toward a Victory In Afghanistan - Not a Military Victory'

14 Mar, 2018

At the top of a meeting with Mattis on Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the new strategy a "game-changer". Issues related to counter-terrorism operations and support for the security and defense forces were also discussed, he added.

Russian exile found dead in London in unexplained circumstances

14 Mar, 2018

The death of a 68-year-old Russian man in London is being investigated by counter-terrorism officers, Scotland Yard has said. It did not identify him by name. He noted that a large number of Russian exiles including Berezovsky, and Berezovsky's close friend Alexander Litvinenko, had died under mysterious circumstances.

Afghan forces battle Taliban fighters in Farah province

14 Mar, 2018

During the past few months, Taliban militants have battled government security forces fiercely in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran. The pressure on Farah has grown as USA air strikes and Afghan army operations have inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban fighters in neighbouring Helmand province, the country's main opium-growing region and a heartland of the insurgency.

PA blames Hamas after explosion targets Palestinian PM entering Gaza

14 Mar, 2018

PA General Intelligence Chief Majed Faraj was also in the convoy and not injured. Hamdallah, who was received by a large crowd of officials and from the public, described the attack at "a cowardly act that doesn't represent the Palestinian unity and neither the Palestinian people".

DGCA grounds 11 GoAir, IndiGo aircraft with faulty engines

13 Mar, 2018

According to reports, eight aircraft operated by India's biggest low-priced carrier- IndiGo that is owned by InterGlobe Aviation while three aircrafts are operated by its rival GoAir. Pratt & Whitney said it's working closely with customers to minimize disruption and has begun to deliver engines with an "upgraded configuration", Bloomberg said.

Russian Federation probe: House intel Republicans end investigation despite Dem protests

13 Mar, 2018

A draft report of more than 150 pages will be shared with Democrats, who have been pressing for a more aggressive investigation than Republicans would allow. "The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in '16, and we think they will do that in the future", he told reporters.

26.6% voter turnout in Phulpur till 3 pm

12 Mar, 2018

Attacking the opposition BSP and SP, Adityanath said, "SP and BSP are indulging in negative politics, politics of bargaining and politics of opportunism". Phulpur, a seat earlier represented by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was won for the first time by the BJP in 2014 when Keshav Prasad Maurya , a former mayor of Varanasi, won the seat with a margin of 3.76 lakh votes.

Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs

11 Mar, 2018

Trump says he's sticking with his initial plan for import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. The president has said the tariffs are needed to reinforce lagging American steel and aluminum industries and protect national security.

'98 pc of Meiteis voted for BJP in Tripura polls'

11 Mar, 2018

Earlier in the day, Biplab Kumar Deb was sworn-in as Tripura Chief Minister to head the new BJP government in the state. Pointing towards Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, Modi said the newly elected government by the people of Tripura will serve the people and try to focus on development, good governance, people's participation.

Trump tweets about call with China's President Xi on North Korea

11 Mar, 2018

So it behooves observers to focus on the substance rather than getting lost in the atmospherics. Some US officials and experts worry North Korea could buy time to build up and refine its nuclear arsenal if it drags out talks with Washington .

4 pm .UPDATE: Yountville Veterans Home Standoffs

11 Mar, 2018

It also said they worked "closely with those in greatest need of attention after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan". The gunman has not yet been identified and it is not known whether he had any relationship with the victims, he said. Authorities are not identifying the suspect in the California veterans home hostage standoff or the three women who were killed . A group of about 80 students who were on the home's grounds were safely evacuated after being locked down, Napa County ...

Putin heaps praise on Trump, pans U.S. politics

10 Mar, 2018

He described Trump, whom he met with past year on the sidelines of summits in Germany and Vietnam, a "balanced" man who grasps the issues and is a good listener. At a time when Russian Federation is seeking to expand its role in world affairs-often at the expense of USA initiatives-Putin called Washington's new, sprawling list of sanctions on Iran and North Korea "incompetent".

Aid convoys leave Eastern Ghouta after delivering all shipment

10 Mar, 2018

There was a pause in the government's bombardment overnight, but it soon resumed air strikes and shelling of Douma after the convoy of 13 trucks carrying food parcels crossed into eastern Ghouta, according to residents and the Observatory. The humanitarian medical group based its estimate off data from two-dozen medical facilities it supports. The government forces advanced from the east and were only about a mile away from forces on the western side of eastern Ghouta.

Aid finally arriving in quake devastated PNG villages

09 Mar, 2018

Santos will donate US$200,000 to aid agencies in PNG to help get urgently-needed food, water and medical supplies to more than 30,000 people isolated in small villages in the PNG Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces following last Monday's quake .

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