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World News European flights facing disruption due to technical failure
Author: 0 European flights facing disruption due to technical failure

The actual air traffic systems of individual airports are not in jeopardy, Eurocontrol stressed, meaning air travel remains safe and unaffected. Eurocontrol , which runs the system, said that a technical problem means that as many as half a million passengers could be affected.

World News Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen
Author: 0 Saudi oil tanker hit in Houthi attack off Yemen

The attack resulted in some minor damage to the tanker which completed its navigational course north accompanied by the coalition naval ship. Since the beginning of Yemen's conflict in September 2014, more than 22 million people, three-quarters of the population, have been in dire need of humanitarian aid, placing Yemen in a catastrophic situation.

World News China imposes tariffs on 128 USA products in retaliation to Trump's measures
Author: 0 China imposes tariffs on 128 USA products in retaliation to Trump's measures

The appointment of John Bolton , a leading neo -con hawk as National Security Advisor who does not believe that the U.S. should recognise a One China policy will only add to this tension. This week, the Chinese authorities imposed customs duties to 128 United States goods and product groups ranging from frozen pork and wine to dried fruit and aluminum.

World News Putin meets Erdogan to start work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant
Author: 0 Putin meets Erdogan to start work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant

The two leaders jointly welcomed the new power plant project which will be constructed in the southern province of Mersin, Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News reported. "When all units are in operation, the nuclear plant will supply 10 percent of Turkey's electricity demand", Putin noted. The remaining 49 percent stake was originally planned to be divided between a Turkish consortium of three contracting conglomerates under the name Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon (CKK).

World News Bharat Bandh: Protests hit transport, edu institutes
Author: 0 Bharat Bandh: Protests hit transport, edu institutes

In the wake of Dalit organisations' call for a nationwide strike ( Bharat bandh ) in protest against the alleged dilution of SC/ST Atrocities Act, the government has moved a review petition in the Supreme Court Of India on Monday. "We don't want to deprive anyone of the right to life and we make ourselves very clear that we are not against the Act or the complainants", a bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit said.

World News Myanmar agrees to UN Security Council visit
Author: 0 Myanmar agrees to UN Security Council visit

Almost seven lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine state after a militant attack in August 2017 resulted in a violent crackdown by security forces. However, the marginalisation and abuse of Rohingya in Myanmar has a long history, which has not been tempered by the country's painful transition away from military rule to include civilian governance.

Author: 0 Lawyer sentenced to prison for lying to special counsel investigators

Zamel and Nader, who is cooperating with Mueller's probe, have "done some business together" and have an "arms' length" type of relationship, people familiar with the matter told the Journal . Van der Zwaan received a 30-day prison sentence as well as a $20,000 fine and two months probation. He allegedly lied to investigators about his last communications with Richard Gates, who was indicted in October with ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort over their consulting work in Ukraine.

World News K-pop doesn't mean Kim Jong-un pop, or does it?
Author: 0 K-pop doesn't mean Kim Jong-un pop, or does it?

A South Korean artistic group, with some pop legends and the famous girl band Red Velvet , arrived in Pyongyang over the weekend for two performances in the North Korean capital. "I had no idea I was able to keep the promise (to meet the North Korean artists again)", she said. Kim Yo Jong was featured in media reports worldwide that spotlighted her relaxed demeanor on her tour of South Korea during the Pyeongchang Olympics while Ri, a fashionable former singer, was compared with Chinese ...

World News MS Dhoni is an inspiration for life: Arjun Kapoor
Author: 0 MS Dhoni is an inspiration for life: Arjun Kapoor

Dhoni posted the image of him receiving the honor and dedicated it to the courageous Men and Women of the army. The former Indian cricket team captain was accompanied by wife Sakshi who proudly cheered as the award was handed over to him.

World News French rail workers begin nationwide strike
Author: 0 French rail workers begin nationwide strike

According to Reuters , the rail dispute centres around efforts to reform the state-run SNCF rail company. The unions appear weaker now, however, and are divided over their responses to Macron's many social and economic reforms. After an Easter holiday weekend, the SNCF was faced with one of the biggest strikes in years, with almost one in two staff off work. Macron wants to transform SNCF, which adds $3.69 billion (3 billion euros) of debt a year to a pile now running at $57.80 billion ...

World News Afghans bury civilians as United Nations probes air strike
Author: 0 Afghans bury civilians as United Nations probes air strike

Afghanistan's air force, backed by US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition advisers, has accelerated ariel raids in the country in recent months to push the Taliban to the negotiating table, however, civilians have reportedly been killed in several incidents.

Author: 0 Mueller was authorized to investigate Paul Manafort's work for Ukraine

But a partially redacted memo included in court filings late Monday night revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein also gave Mueller clearance to pursue allegations that Manafort colluded with Russian Federation in 2016. Manafort has sought to have the case dismissed, arguing that the charges against him are outside of Mueller's authority. In releasing the heavily redacted memo, Mueller argued that Rosenstein "left no doubt that the conduct that forms the basis for the ...

World News Israel flip-flops on transfer of African migrants to western countries
Author: 0 Israel flip-flops on transfer of African migrants to western countries

Netanyahu's office said that legal obstacles and ensuing problems with the proposed third-country African destinations forced the government to amend its plans and come to an agreement under United Nations auspices. The planned mass deportation led to legal challenges in Israel, drew criticism from the United Nations and rights groups and triggered an emotional public debate among Israelis.

World News Russia says spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK govt
Author: 0 Russia says spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK govt

Moscow, which vehemently denies any involvement, has responded tit-for-tat. It has also published 14 questions about the investigation into the poisonings . "It may be beneficial to the British government, which found itself in an uncomfortable situation after not fulfilling promises to its electors over Brexit", he added.

World News Saudi crowned prince recognizes Israel
Author: 0 Saudi crowned prince recognizes Israel

When asked whether he believed that the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland, he said: "I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation". Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. The Crown Prince explained how the triangle of evil exploit Islam, he said: "They are trying to promote the idea that our duty as ...

World News Notre Dame puts its stamp on thrilling women's college basketball season
Author: 0 Notre Dame puts its stamp on thrilling women's college basketball season

The 62-year-old McGraw, in her 31st season at Notre Dame , wrapped up a marvelous weekend for women's basketball by joining Tennessee's Pat Summitt, Connecticut's Geno Auriemma, Baylor's Kim Mulkey, Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and Southern California's Linda Sharp in an elite club of coaches with multiple national titles to their name.

World News Clear bags among measures in place at Parkland school
Author: 0 Clear bags among measures in place at Parkland school

The backpacks are part of new safety rules implemented after a gunman killed 17 people at the Parkland , Florida, high school in February. Not all students are fans of the change. Many MSD students returned to campus Monday feeling their attempt to strengthen gun control laws with the March For Our Lives rally were not fruitful.

World News Supreme Court Rules for Police Officer in Excessive Force Case
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules for Police Officer in Excessive Force Case

Kisela had responded to reports that Hughes was in the street with a large knife "screaming and crying very loud"; when he arrived, he saw Hughes approaching another woman. Monday's ruling does not mean Kisela is off the legal hook in the civil suit filed by Hughes who, according to her attorney, suffered permanent injuries and has ongoing pain as well as emotional distress.

World News Vicente Fox calls Trump a 'spoiled child,' demands Americans 'stop him'
Author: 0 Vicente Fox calls Trump a 'spoiled child,' demands Americans 'stop him'

John Roberts reported that a group called " Pueblos Sin Fronteras " (People Without Borders) is moving a "caravan" of immigrants through Mexico , with the United States as their destination. The organized portions of the caravans usually don't proceed much farther north than the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. He argued that the U.S. should pass tough immigration laws.

Author: 0 Graham Thorpe backs 'hungry' Alastair Cook despite lean tour of New Zealand

England , humiliated when dismissed for 58 in the first innings in Auckland, had been in the driving seat in Christchurch after scoring 307 in their first innings and 352-9 declared in the second after New Zealand's first knock of 278. England had still looked in a strong position to get the win they required to stymie New Zealand's hopes of a first series triumph against them since 1999 when bad light also brought an early end to day three on Sunday.

World News 9 killed as Dalit protests turn violent across India
Author: 0 9 killed as Dalit protests turn violent across India

The street battles were sparked by a Supreme Court ruling that halted the immediate arrest of people accused of discriminating against the marginalized Dalits. However, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) declined to hear an urgent plea on the ruling to do with the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. By the end of 2016, about 90 percent of roughly 145,000 cases involving Dalits were still awaiting trial, government data from previous year showed.

World News Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 Tabled At Dewan Negara
Author: 0 Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 Tabled At Dewan Negara

Once the complaint is registered, the accreditation of the said journalist who is found to have created and/or propagated the fake news will be suspended till the determination process by the agencies has been wrapped up. In case of a third violation, his or her accreditation would be cancelled permanently, the ministry said in the release. Co-opted by US President Donald Trump , the term "fake news" has quickly become part of the standard repertoire of leaders in authoritarian countries ...

World News Teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham, north London
Author: 0 Teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham, north London

Less than half an hour after the alarm was first raised in Tottenham, police were alerted to another shooting around three miles away in east London . The spokeswoman said it was too early to draw any links between the attacks, which come amid concerns over rising violent crime in the capital. He was fatally stabbed moments after leaving a bar in Wandsworth and died in the street.

World News BJP on target, does not see any hurdle in Karnataka: Amit Shah
Author: 0 BJP on target, does not see any hurdle in Karnataka: Amit Shah

But the party sources have said that the programme is not cancelled but postponed. While speaking at a party rally in Mysuru , Shah referred to his slip of tongue and said Congress party should not be too happy about it because their time in the government is up and the people of Karnataka have seen through it well enough to reject them in upcoming elections.

World News France, the Country with More Strikes in the World
Author: 0 France, the Country with More Strikes in the World

The walkout - which started Monday evening and is to last through Wednesday morning - is also reducing train traffic on the Eurostar to Britain and trains to Germany. The move is against cost-saving reforms touted by Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne, who wants to reduce the SNCF's €65 billion euro debt and privatise parts of the industry.

World News Local Law Enforcement Officers Crack Down On Distracted Drivers
Author: 0 Local Law Enforcement Officers Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

So is it appropriate for those of us who are older to march and demand vehicles and cellphones be banned? But consider in Parkland, Florida, that parents, students, a security guard, school administrators, the Broward County Sheriff's Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew about a unsafe potential shooter - yet the National Rifle Association got the blame.

World News Las Vegas Metro officers in fatal officer-involved shooting incident identified
Author: 0 Las Vegas Metro officers in fatal officer-involved shooting incident identified

Neither officer was injured, and neither has been involved in any previous officer-involved shootings, police say. One Greenville Officer responded to the 700 block of Fox Chase Lane after a call came in of a domestic-related stabbing. Brown, 52, has been with the Zebulon police for 12 years. Prichard has worked for the department for 10 years. Neither officer was hurt. In accordance with the Greenville Police Department's policies and procedures, the officer involved will be placed on ...

World News Cosmic lens helps Hubble capture most distant star ever seen
Author: 0 Cosmic lens helps Hubble capture most distant star ever seen

It is believed that when a star, with a similar mass to the Sun and part of one of the galaxies part of the MACS J1149+2223 cluster, moved in front of Icarus it made it 2,000 times brighter than normal. The supernova was discovered using a gravitational lens in the constellation Leo; the lens was formed by a galaxy cluster known as MACS J1149+2223. If it wasn't for the star, it is estimated that the mass from the foreground galaxy cluster would magnify the light to about 600 times, making ...

World News Protester reportedly hit by sheriff's vehicle at Stephon Clark protest in Sacramento
Author: 0 Protester reportedly hit by sheriff's vehicle at Stephon Clark protest in Sacramento

An independent autopsy commissioned by Mr. Clark's family and released on Friday found that most of the shots that struck him were in his back, raising questions about the police account. Both cars drove off as they were surrounded, and one of them struck a protester. "Well obviously, based on Dr. Omalu's findings and the family's autopsy, it suggests all the bullets were from behind".