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World News Sierra Leone begins general elections to elect new president
Author: 0 Sierra Leone begins general elections to elect new president

More than 3.1 million voters are registered for the polls, which were set to close at 6 pm (1800 GMT). President Ernest Bai Koroma, who can not run again after consecutive five-year terms, has anointed former foreign minister Samura Kamara as his successor for the ruling All Peoples Party (APC).

World News Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits
Author: 0 Trump administration withdraws ban on elephant trophy permits

The change applies to select animal trophies from six African countries. The department announced that trophies from lions and elephants hunted in several African countries would be eligible for consideration. Animal rights activists and environmental groups expressed skepticism then that killing elephants could help save them. The president's sons Donald Trump Jnr and Eric Trump are both avid game hunters.

World News Syama Prasad Mukherjee's statue vandalised in Kolkata, 6 students detained
Author: 0 Syama Prasad Mukherjee's statue vandalised in Kolkata, 6 students detained

Police later shut the gate to keep outsiders away and washed the black stain off the statue. Earlier on Monday, the statue of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was razed in Tripura. Shah's warning to party workers came shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his strong disapproval over the vandalism. Six people have been arrested in Kolkata for defacing the bust of the Jana Sangh Founder.

World News Karnataka lokayukta P. Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed inside office, attacker arrested
Author: 0 Karnataka lokayukta P. Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed inside office, attacker arrested

Justice Shetty was immediately taken to Bengaluru's Mallya Hospital where his condition is out of danger. The incident took place in the Lokayukta office when Shetty exposed a major loophole in the case he was hearing. Reports said that Justice Shetty has been stabbed at least 3 times. Even the senior Bengaluru police official who briefed sections of the media after the attack stated on the telecast that the Lokayukta might have asked his gunman to move out of the chamber.

World News Nor'easter uncovers almost 250-year-old shipwreck in Maine
Author: 0 Nor'easter uncovers almost 250-year-old shipwreck in Maine

The Portland Press Herald reports that the 51-foot hull is believed to be from a late colonial or early post-colonial sailing vessel, meaning it dates back to between 1750 and 1850. There are 1,595 known shipwrecks along Maine's coast, including 66 in York and its coastal waters. The shipwreck's historical significance has been noted by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, which mapped the crumbling boat frame and identified the area as an archaeological site, Seacoastonline ...

World News Australia outplay India 4-2 in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament
Author: 0 Australia outplay India 4-2 in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament

A golden opportunity was lost in the eighth minute when a swift assist from Ramandeep to Shilanand Lakra could not get past Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter. An uphill task awaits the Indian Hockey Team as they prepare to take on formidable opponents in the shape of Australia on Tuesday. A superb pass by Craig in the baseline was effortlessly picked up by Zalewski.

World News United States thanks Turkey for investigating terror plots
Author: 0 United States thanks Turkey for investigating terror plots

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey says it is preparing to resume regular services after a security threat forced it to close for a day. Turkey's state-run news agency says police in the southern city of Adana have detained 13 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) suspects who were allegedly plotting attacks on a number of buildings in the city, including the U.S.

World News Police investigate school threat at Gothenburg High School
Author: 0 Police investigate school threat at Gothenburg High School

Washington County School district spokesperson Steve Dunham said Monday while the lack of injuries sustained in the particular incident was "a great outcome", the act itself was nerve-wracking. Police said the suspect's name will be released after he is booked into the South Placer Jail. A male River City student was later arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, according to the West Sacramento Police Department.

World News First emergency aid reaches Syria's East Ghouta
Author: 0 First emergency aid reaches Syria's East Ghouta

Within the last eight months, regime forces have stepped up their siege, making it almost impossible for food or medicine to enter the district and leaving thousands of people in need of medical treatment. It broadcast live from several captured villages, showing collapsed concrete buildings, rubble-strewn streets, bullet-pocked walls and smoke rising above fields in the distance.

World News Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Nirav Modi-owned firm's plea
Author: 0 Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Nirav Modi-owned firm's plea

The bench, however, refused to stay ED's probe and seizure of Nirav Modi firm's assets. In its plea, the company sought quashing of seizing of movable properties of Nirav Modi and depositing them with the PNB. "We are meeting with officials in the commerce, finance ministries and bankers and have submitted our suggestions last week on how to strengthen the processes to avoid any kind of fraudulent practices in future".

World News Counter-terror police investigate suspected poisoning of Russian spy
Author: 0 Counter-terror police investigate suspected poisoning of Russian spy

The intelligence service added that MI6 paid Skripal for the information in foreign currency, which was transferred monthly to his account in a Spanish bank. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the killing of Litvinenko. As we reported on Monday , in 2006, Skripal, 66, "was jailed for 13 years after he was convicted of handing over to MI6 the identities of Russian spies working undercover in Europe during the 1990s".

World News Mississippi's Thad Cochran Resigning From Senate in April
Author: 0 Mississippi's Thad Cochran Resigning From Senate in April

Bryant says he will appoint a temporary senator after that, and he's looking for someone who could serve at least 20 years. Then a special election will be held to fill the rest of the term, through January 2021. The special election for U.S. Senate will be the same day as the general election which is November 6th. Cochran's resignation means both Senate seats in MS will now face an election this year as Republican Senator Roger Wicker defends his seat in the 2018 midterm re-election vote.

World News China defends lifting of presidential term limit
Author: 0 China defends lifting of presidential term limit

It's unclear how serious Trump was about the US embracing "president for life"; the Twenty-Second Amendment was ratified in 1951, instituting a two-term limit for the nation's highest office. Though China announced its military spending at about $150.5 billion previous year, observers say it is considerably higher, considering it is now building two more aircraft carriers in addition to the one already in service as well as addition of new jet fighters, including stealth fighter J-20.

World News Justice Department Suing California Over Immigration Policies
Author: 0 Justice Department Suing California Over Immigration Policies

The U.S. Department of Justice says Sessions will speak Wednesday at an annual gathering of law enforcement officials in Sacramento. The department argues the state statutes are preempted by federal law and violate the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, under which a state's authority is subordinate to the federal government.

World News Both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day
Author: 0 Both Houses of Parliament adjourned for the day

Monday - the first day of the second leg of the Budget Session - also saw both houses adjourning proceedings owing to similar protests. In the Lok Sabha, opposition members from several parties, including the Congress , Trinamool Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the AIADMK, were on their feet raising different issues after the House met for the day.

World News Japanese volcano erupts, grounding dozens of flights
Author: 0 Japanese volcano erupts, grounding dozens of flights

In an eruption early on Wednesday, a large volcanic rock flew about 1 kilometer from the crater, the agency said . On Tuesday, it eventually erupted and threw ash thousands of metres into the sky, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport.

World News This week's Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined total $613M
Author: 0 This week's Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined total $613M

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. There were three Match 3 + Mega Ball tickets sold, worth $200, and three Match 3 + Mega Ball with Megaplier tickets sold, worth $1,000. Even higher is Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot at $348 million. He bought the $2 ticket at the 7-Eleven on Sam Roper Drive, near the intersection of Interstates 77 and 485 in north Charlotte.

World News 'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues
Author: 0 'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a number of refugees told Mr Gilmour that Rohingyas who try to leave their villages or even their homes "are taken away and never return". Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled over the border to Bangladesh since violence erupted in August, with horrifying testimonies emerging of murder, rape and arson by soldiers and vigilante mobs.

Author: 0 Philip Hammond: Financial Services Can Be Part Of Brexit Free Trade Agreement

But Hammond will say the bloc had sought to include financial services in other trade deals in the past and it made no sense to exclude them from the Brexit deal that London and Brussels are due to hammer out in the coming months. "Our markets are already deeply interconnected". In a statement, Mrs Foster said that while it was in no-one's interests to have a hard border, it was, she said, utterly unacceptable for Northern Ireland to be treated separately from the rest of the United ...

World News Child marriages drop by 20% in India
Author: 0 Child marriages drop by 20% in India

South Asia witnessed the largest decline in child marriage worldwide in the last 10 years as a girl's risk of marrying before turning 18 dropped by more than a third, from almost 50% to 30%, in large part due to progress in India. Child marriage - marriage before the age of 18 - is a human rights violation. Young teenage girls are more likely to die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth than women in their 20s, and their children are more likely to be stillborn or die in the ...

Author: 0 Backed Kurdish Fighters To Move To Afrin

Kurdish YPG forces, and their allies , have made defending their territory the entire focus of their operations. The Turkish military launched "Operation Olive Branch" on January 20 with the aim of clearing Afrin of YPG militants. Turkey deems the YPG, Syria's main Kurdish military unit, a terrorist group, and links them to pro-Kurdish separatist movements in southeastern Turkey.

World News Petrol bombs hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore
Author: 0 Petrol bombs hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore

The Left blamed the BJP for the incidents and some BJP leaders shared the post with comments that appeared to be justifying it. BJP national secretary H Raja later in a Facebook post said the statues Dravidian movement icon E V R Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, will be the next target.

World News Defiant former Trump aide turns after daylong tirade
Author: 0 Defiant former Trump aide turns after daylong tirade

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she wouldn't weigh in on Nunberg's decision to refuse the subpoena because he never worked at the White House. "Should I spend 80 hours going over my e-mails, Jake?" he asked. Why do I have to do it? But if Nunberg simply ignores the subpoena, Mueller will ask a court to intervene.

World News Secret Footage Of Turpin 'House Of Horrors' Emerges
Author: 0 Secret Footage Of Turpin 'House Of Horrors' Emerges

The 17-year-old made the account during her years in captivity and sang songs on the channel that she wrote herself. It has since emerged the courageous teen secretly uploaded a number of videos onto social media that shows her singing songs with chilling lyrics.

World News Man pleads guilty in fatal Olathe shooting
Author: 0 Man pleads guilty in fatal Olathe shooting

In front of a Johnson County judge early Tuesday afternoon, Adam Purinton and his attorneys officially changed his plea from not guilty to guilty for all charges. "Today's guilty verdict in the murder of my husband will not bring back my Srinu, but it will send a strong message that hate is never acceptable", she said.

World News Death toll in Papua New Guinea quake rises to 75
Author: 0 Death toll in Papua New Guinea quake rises to 75

Aid efforts are being hampered as rescue workers struggle to reach the highlands area as many roads are either badly damaged or blocked. While in PNG the Hercules will assist with the delivery of relief items to the affected Highlands region in partnership with Papua New Guinean authorities and other development partners.