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World News Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days
Author: 0 Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

Maldives' Parliament is expected to meet on Tuesday in the turbulent island nation, where Yameen wants to extend by a month sweeping emergency powers that have provoked censure from the global community. Last Monday, former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed were arrested by the security forces after Yameen declared a state of emergency in the country.

World News Church leaders blast Iceland's anti-circumcision bill
Author: 0 Church leaders blast Iceland's anti-circumcision bill

The proposed bill states that "Anyone who. causes damage to the body or health of a child or a woman by. removing sexual organs shall be imprisoned for up to six years". Agnes Sigurðardóttir, the Lutheran Bishop of Iceland, has warned that "the danger that arises, if this bill becomes law, is that Judaism and Islam will become criminalised religions".

World News Thousands farewell Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai
Author: 0 Thousands farewell Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai

The former prime minister will be buried Tuesday at his rural home in Buhera, 300 km southeast of the capital Harare. Supporters chanted MDC slogans, including a popular song calling Tsvangirai to lead because ZANU-PF, the only party Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980, had failed.

World News Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga
Author: 0 Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga

Earlier, the storm had caused extensive damage in Samoa and American Samoa . The Grey District and Buller Districts on South Island have now also declared a state of emergency . The national carrier said all flights to the capital would be grounded from 2.45 p.m. (0145 GMT) as weather authorities issued warnings of severe weather and heavy rain and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph).

World News Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game
Author: 0 Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game

Besides Mr. Kernick, three other ex-staffers wrote an open letter to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon last weekend saying that Ms. Garcia, who recently headed the chamber's Women's Caucus, presided over a "toxic environment" sodden with booze and sex.

World News Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job
Author: 0 Merkel proposes ally for crucial party job

Engaged in local CDU politics for more than three decades, Mrs. Kramp-Karrenbauer has made a name for herself as a successful regional politician in Germany's smallest state, Saarland. She is described as a pragmatic and unpretentious politician seen as a safe choice to preserve Dr Merkel's legacy. "There's not a task you can't trust Annegret with", the CDU's then-Saarland premier Peter Mueller said in 2000 when AKK became Germany's first woman to be named state interior minister.

World News Indian mob storms police station, kills alleged child rapist
Author: 0 Indian mob storms police station, kills alleged child rapist

The incident took place on Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The girl's disappearance from Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh state, and the discovery of her badly disfigured body, sparked widespread anger. A UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2014 said one in three rape victims in India was a minor and expressed alarm over widespread sex abuse against children.

Author: 0 Flood watch issued for northeast IN, northwest Ohio

It's not expected to level below the flood stage until Friday. The weather service is predicting that Madison could see more than an inch of rain from Monday through Tuesday, while southeastern Wisconsin might see almost 2 inches of rain.

World News Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant?
Author: 0 Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant?

Van Der Zwaan, identified on his LinkedIn page as an associate in the London office of Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom, was questioned regarding the firm's work in 2012 on behalf of the Ukraine Ministry of Justice. A plea hearing was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Washington . The lawyer, Alex Van der Zwaan, is the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan.

World News Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw Turkish investments
Author: 0 Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw Turkish investments

On Feb. 4, U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson said Washington was weighing sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector to increase pressure on the country's authorities and make them "return to constitutional process". "Its launch will spearhead the promotion of an independent, transparent digital economy, open to direct citizen participation, which will serve as a platform for the development of crypto assets and innovation in Venezuela and other emerging countries with great potential".

World News Search continues for missing Iranian plane
Author: 0 Search continues for missing Iranian plane

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed. "Boeing negotiated the MOA under authorizations from the USA government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord signed in 2015", it added.

World News US, S. Korea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills
Author: 0 US, S. Korea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills

I am not sending a lot of messages back because there's nothing to say to them at this point. I hope the inter-Korean talks could lead to talks between US and North Korea and also denuclearization talks", said Moon. "The general consensus on the need for dialogue between the US and North Korea is gradually increasing". A high-level delegation had arrived in Pyeongchang in South Korea for a three-day visit last week that was led by the North Korean ceremonial head of state, Kim-Yong ...

World News Pennsylvania Gets a New Map
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If it stands, the revised map is nearly certain to improve Democrats' chances in more seats this year, but not in the district now represented by Shuster. House of Representatives. One of the most dramatic shifts comes in the Philadelphia suburbs. "But if they don't, then we'll weigh our options and most likely end up appealing this in the federal court".

World News Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded
Author: 0 Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

It marks the second consecutive night of IAF attacks in Gaza, responding to renewed rocket attacks into southern Israel. "I tip my hat to the IDF soldiers and to the Jewish mind that invented a magic dome (for discovering tunnels)", Liberman said, and promised that "by the end of 2018 we will demolish all the attack tunnels in Hamas' possession".

World News Monitor: Syrian Military Bombardment of Damascus Suburb Kills 100, 500 Wounded
Author: 0 Monitor: Syrian Military Bombardment of Damascus Suburb Kills 100, 500 Wounded

Monday's bombardment that killed almost 100 people saw the use of warplanes, helicopter gunships, missiles as well as artillery, in a major escalation of violence near President Bashar Assad's seat of power. "I can't imagine anything worse than what we're going through right now", Mohammad Ratib, owner of a money exchange in the East Ghouta town of Douma said on Monday.

World News Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments
Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. Arrives in India to Promote Trump-Branded Luxury Apartments

Along with the Trump Tower Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) in Gurugram , other projects include two residential towers Pune , towers in Mumbai and Kolkata, and a planned office tower in Gurugram. The Trump family earned as much as $3 million in royalties in 2016 from ventures in India, according to the president's financial disclosure report .

World News Petra Kvitova champ at Qatar Open
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova champ at Qatar Open

Petra Kvitova defeated top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki again to reach the Qatar Open final and extend her winning streak to 12 matches on Saturday. It is the first time Kvitova has been ranked among the world's elite since a horrific knife attack at her home in December 2016 left her with an injured hand.

World News Kosovo rounds off independence celebrations with military parade
Author: 0 Kosovo rounds off independence celebrations with military parade

Kosovo is recognized by 117 countries, including the USA and most Western powers but Serbia still sees Kosovo as part of its own territory and has the support of Russian Federation and China. Kosovo hopes one day to join the European Union and has begun the first step but still has a long way to go. Both Albania and Kosovo have ethnic Albanian majorities.

World News Melksham's Laura Deas clocks fastest time in third Olympic skeleton practice run
Author: 0 Melksham's Laura Deas clocks fastest time in third Olympic skeleton practice run

Lizzy Yarnold will take time to consider her future after becoming Great Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian . "I thought 'this must be a mistake, someone is going to tap me on the shoulder and say sorry. Laura Deas , a fellow Brit, is fourth and only 0.17 seconds from top. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry", Yarnold said softly to Flock as they embraced afterward.

World News Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up USA showdown
Author: 0 Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up USA showdown

The American women's ice hockey team easily defeated Finland in its semi-final match at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Monday. For Canada, it's a shot at a fifth straight gold medal. Hilary Knight scored again 34 seconds later on a redirect from in front of the net. CBS: "The women of Team USA will have a great shot at Olympic redemption when they take the ice for the final time in Pyeongchang on Wednesday".

Author: 0 Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland school shooting

Their lives gone in an instant. President Donald Trump is venting his fury over the Russian Federation probe. You even blamed the students. ".My friends were brutally murdered and you have the nerve to make this about Russian Federation".

World News Mexico struck by 5.9-magnitude natural disaster
Author: 0 Mexico struck by 5.9-magnitude natural disaster

Five women, four men and three children died underneath the helicopter. Thirteen people are dead and 15 injured after a government helicopter surveying the damage crashed. The powerful natural disaster struck at a depth of 10 km at 12.56am local time (6.56am GMT), according to the US Geological Survey. Whilst the natural disaster was in the area covered by the cat bond, the size was too small to reach the riskier tranche's trigger of 7.9.

Author: 0 Press Van Driver Detained for Having Firearm in Trump Motorcade

The driver was detained for questioning by the Secret Service and was not allowed to enter the president's property. The driver of a press van that was part of a motorcade was detained outside of the president's Mar-a-Lago resort by law enforcement for having a personal firearm in his baggage, The Hill reports .

World News Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey
Author: 0 Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey

Among only Republican experts, Trump still ranks in the bottom five of all presidents. Abraham Lincoln finished in first place, with a score of 95.03. Johnson. "He consistently did very poorly when it comes to Embodying Institutional Norms and performed best in Communicating with the Public , but never received higher than the equivalent of a C from any group along any dimension".

World News NBA All-Star Game 2018 Rosters: LeBron vs
Author: 0 NBA All-Star Game 2018 Rosters: LeBron vs

ALL-STAR SINGERS: Fergie will sing the USA national anthem and Barenaked Ladies will perform the Canadian national anthem. "So, if things go as we hope they will, I'm sure that'll be something we sit back down and talk to the union about".

World News Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon Ban
Author: 0 Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon Ban

The former USA ambassador to Portugal drew on the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Las Vegas shooting last October that killed 58 people, both of which were performed with an assault rifle. The Florida school shooting prompted survivors and activists to mobilize on Saturday, unleashing torrents of anger at lawmakers, the National Rifle Association, and President Donald Trump for lax gun-control regulations.

World News Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge
Author: 0 Police suspect Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge

The new probe comes days after the Israeli police told the attorney general that there was sufficient evidence for Netanyahu to be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Supporters of the premier said Alsheich's interview with Israel's Channel 2 television further weakened the public's trust in the police, perceived by some as attempting to frame Netanyahu.

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