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Indonesia oil well fire: 10 killed, dozens injured Indonesia oil well fire: 10 killed, dozens injured
- April 25, 2018

Efforts were underway to bring the blaze under control, the spokesperson was quoted as saying by Efe news. Dozens of people were taken to hospital in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, several hours away, the agency said, adding that state oil firm Pertamina was providing equipment to help fight the fire. (more...)
Van suspect held on murder charges Van suspect held on murder charges
- April 25, 2018

The suspect is scheduled to return to court on May 10 for a bail hearing. The 25-year-old is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder . Much of the yellow police tape is gone, a subway station has reopened, and a stretch of Yonge Street in north-end Toronto where a van was used to run down pedestrians on Monday afternoon has been fully reopened to traffic. (more...)
Hilary Benn rounds on David Davis for cutting short parliamentary Brexit grilling Hilary Benn rounds on David Davis for cutting short parliamentary Brexit grilling
- April 25, 2018

But Mrs May insisted Britain would not change course. However, the issue is not on the agenda for the meeting, sparking concerns from senior ministers that discussions will. Leaving the custom union would likewise mean required traditions checks for each lorry between the United Kingdom and EU until the point that an organized commerce is hit with Brussels , conceivably causing major deferrals. (more...)
Ex-Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Patel Shot Dead By Terrorists In Pulwama Ex-Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Patel Shot Dead By Terrorists In Pulwama
- April 25, 2018

He was rushed to a hospital nearby where he was referred to another hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment. Suspected militants shot deadCongressleader Ghulam Nabi Patel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, NDTV reported. (more...)
Jewish leader warns against wearing yarmulkes in German cities Jewish leader warns against wearing yarmulkes in German cities
- April 25, 2018

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said on France-Inter radio that the government must be vigilant against anti-Semitism and called for social unity. Meanwhile, Aiman Mazyek, the president of Central Council of Muslims in Germany, has issued a statement condemning antisemitism. (more...)
Portman won't go pick up prize due to beef with Bibi Portman won't go pick up prize due to beef with Bibi
- April 25, 2018

Libby Lenkinski, the vice president for public engagement for the New Israel Fund, said her group, which funds liberal Israeli advocacy groups, hoped Portman's statement would bring attention to its agenda, noting that Portman in her statement said she was exploring Israeli charities to support. (more...)
Peter Madsen gets life sentence in Kim Wall murder case Peter Madsen gets life sentence in Kim Wall murder case
- April 25, 2018

Judge Anette Burkoe on Wednesday announced the guilty verdict and life sentence at the start of the final day of Madsen's 12 day trial. Buch-Jepsen said forensic experts had "found nothing" to back Madsen's claim and that there is a risk he could commit "the same kind of crime again". (more...)
Afghan Officials: Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Policemen Afghan Officials: Taliban Attacks Kill 11 Troops, Policemen
- April 25, 2018

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Noori said the gunbattle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. "They will try to derail the election process", the Kabul University professor told AFP . Defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish dismissed the Taliban announcement as "propaganda". (more...)
Judge considers booting St. Louis prosecutors from new Greitens case Judge considers booting St. Louis prosecutors from new Greitens case
- April 25, 2018

Judge Rex Burlison agreed to hold a hearing on the request on Tuesday. On Friday, he was charged with a second, separate felony for allegedly using a donor list from a charity he founded. Watkins says he was contacted by an intermediary and deduced from the conversation that the money was for the ex-husband's legal bills. In other developments, a lawyer for the woman with whom Greitens had an affair filed an appeal of Burlison's order that she produce her cellphone so communications ... (more...)
Ukraine moves up a notch in press freedom ranking Ukraine moves up a notch in press freedom ranking
- April 25, 2018

With regard to Europe, "the region where press freedom is the safest", it was found to be the region with the biggest negative downturn. Last year Finland had dropped from first to third position on RSF's index as a result of the scandal over Yle's reporting of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's links to a family firm that won contracts from a state-owned mine . (more...)
Finland to end basic income trial after two years Finland to end basic income trial after two years
- April 25, 2018

That would help to address insecurities associated with the "gig" economy, where workers do not have staff contracts. "I am a little disappointed that the government has decided not to extend the program", said Olli Kangas . In February this year the influential OECD think tank said a universal credit system, like that being introduced in the United Kingdom, would work better than a basic income in Finland . (more...)
Inuka the polar bear put to sleep on 'humane grounds' Inuka the polar bear put to sleep on 'humane grounds'
- April 25, 2018

In the wild, the bears have an average life expectancy of 15 to 18 years. "We have jointly made the hard but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anaesthesia on humane grounds", BBC quoted the zoo authorities as saying. Deputy head keeper Mohan Ponichamy said on Wednesday that the team of caregivers understood why Inuka had to be put down. "Over the years, his lameness in his right paw was getting from bad to worse", he said. (more...)
Here's what Ranbir Kapoor has to say on casting couch Here's what Ranbir Kapoor has to say on casting couch
- April 25, 2018

So for me, it was like a fan trying to play his icon on-screen. I have been part of bad films but just the understanding of what cinema is, the value of money, I've now understood. Some true stories leave you thinking "did this really happen?" "He (Dutt) gave us anecdotes". "We had no compulsion to make the film. I saw a story of father-son, of a friend.", Hirani said. (more...)
Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1 Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1
- April 25, 2018

This will mean a loss of 31 seats for the Congress and a gain of 49 seats for BJP if the numbers turn out to be accurate. The BJP fielded former MLA Raghupathi Bhat from Udupi, following which Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami of the Shiroor Mutt filed his nominationa as an independent from the seat. (more...)
Mining baron G Janardhana Reddy brother gets BJP ticket Mining baron G Janardhana Reddy brother gets BJP ticket
- April 25, 2018

However, the discontent in the BJP and Congress ranks over allotment of tickets has helped Kumaraswamy gain a foothold in North Karnataka . A record number of 2,407 candidates have filed nominations for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections , with a whopping 1,280 of them doing on Tuesday, the last date to enter the fray. (more...)
To woo Shaiv voters of Karnataka, PM, BJP CMs to visit Kedarnath
- April 25, 2018

The candidates included 244 candidates from the ruling Congress , 258 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ), 208 from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), 1,084 from Independents and 613 others from various regional and fringe outfits. Permission was denied to BJP President Amit Shah to garland the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar which shows the bias of officials. BJP has decided to make Badami tough for Siddaramaiah and, in a last minute move, the party announced Sriramulu as its candidate. (more...)
Karnataka polls: Both Siddaramaiah, Sriramulu confident, but who will get Badami? Karnataka polls: Both Siddaramaiah, Sriramulu confident, but who will get Badami?
- April 25, 2018

BJP has decided to make Badami tough for Siddaramaiah and, in a last minute move, the party announced Sriramulu as its candidate. In 2013, Congress had won 122 seats while the BJP and JD (Secular) had won from 40 seats each. The party's state incharge K.C. Venugopal told the media here later that Ambareesh was not in fray for health issues but hoped he would campaign for the Congress as he was one of the most popular leaders in the state. (more...)
Police Id Delaware Woman Who Killed Former Newark City Councilman's Wife Police Id Delaware Woman Who Killed Former Newark City Councilman's Wife
- April 25, 2018

Recently discovered evidence shows that on the day of Chapman's murder, Jennair rode a train from DE to her Radnor Township house and donning a disguise. "I'm deeply, deeply saddened to learn that such a promising young woman's life has been cut so short", he added. "She was sharp, hard working and motivated by a honest desire to serve her community". (more...)
Ryanair Orders 25 More 737 MAX Jets for $3B Ryanair Orders 25 More 737 MAX Jets for $3B
- April 25, 2018

United has given the MAX a new livery, which AirlineGeeks first reported on earlier this month , similar to the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. "We are delighted that Ryanair is deepening their commitment to the 737 MAX as they continue to grow their fleet and expand their network. The airplane gives our airline customers more seats to serve their core markets, maximizing revenue potential at the best cost per seat in the industry". (more...)
SmartSearch wins Queen's Enterprise Award for innovation SmartSearch wins Queen's Enterprise Award for innovation
- April 25, 2018

Oldham-based leading cash handling equipment manufacturer Innovative Technology Ltd (ITL) are celebrating after being named recipients of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2018. It still seems incredible that only three years ago the business was a two-man band being run from a garage under a railway line in Merthyr Tydfil. "Our aim is to reach £10m turnover in the next two years through worldwide exports". (more...)
Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12 (Second Lead) Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12 (Second Lead)
- April 25, 2018

The cabinet has also chose to put in place measures for speedy investigation and trial of rape cases. The state cabinet that met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved the enhancement of duty allowance of volunteer home guards from Rs 90 to Rs 300 per day. (more...)
Kourtney Kardashian on Capitol Hill Leads Today's Star Sightings Kourtney Kardashian on Capitol Hill Leads Today's Star Sightings
- April 25, 2018

The reality star visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. this Tuesday, April 24, speaking with congressional leaders about the importance of making changes in safety guidelines concerning the cosmetic industry. Personal care products remain largely unregulated, and the FDA doesn't require safety testing of ingredients in the products before they are used, according to the EWG . (more...)
Thousands attend Anzac dawn services across Perth Thousands attend Anzac dawn services across Perth
- April 25, 2018

With 10 hours to spare, it was illuminated on Tuesday night in the presence of Goodna RSL sub-branch members. A crowd of 30,000 formed at the State War Memorial in pre-dawn darkness to remember those who lost their lives in conflict. At least 5000 people have showed up to the dawn service, spilling out onto the grass around the Court of Honour. "Those veterans who returned from military deployments often carrying, unseen, the deep mental scars and trauma of what they had experienced", he ... (more...)
White Men Call Police On Black Women For Golfing 'Too Slowly' White Men Call Police On Black Women For Golfing 'Too Slowly'
- April 25, 2018

They approach you and start asking awkward questions about your speed of play. Just a week after two black men were arrested without cause at a Philly Starbucks , five Black women said they were discriminated against at the Grandview Golf Club in Pennsylvania , asked to leave and had the cops called on them for nothing reports AP . (more...)
USA school bus crash injures 12 children USA school bus crash injures 12 children
- April 25, 2018

The impact sent the bus into a spin, hitting yet another vehicle which was also in the southbound lane of Winton Road. A 1-year-old child in Ervin's vehicle also is in serious condition at the hospital, the Enquirer reports. According to Cincinnati police, a child between three and four-years-old was ejected from a auto and is in critical condition. According to police, there is a total number of nine injuries from the crash. (more...)
Pompeo Wants Navy Admiral for SKorea Ambassador — WashPost Pompeo Wants Navy Admiral for SKorea Ambassador — WashPost
- April 25, 2018

His confirmation hearing for that post was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but it was postponed. Harris had originally been the president's pick for ambassador to Australia, a key USA ally. Harris told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee last month Washington could not be overly optimistic about the outcome of a Trump-Kim summit and must go into it with "eyes wide open". (more...)
Louisiana governor, senators to attend Trump state dinner Louisiana governor, senators to attend Trump state dinner
- April 25, 2018

Mr. Trump appointed Mr. Kelly as his chief of staff in July, and afterwards the president placed many of his phone calls through the White House switchboard, CNN reported . Also on the guest list were: IBM CEO Ginny Rometty; News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch, FedEx CEO Fred Smith, Chef Guy Savoy, Chief Justice John Roberts, President Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. (more...)
Canada van suspect had 'cryptic' Facebook post Canada van suspect had 'cryptic' Facebook post
- April 25, 2018

Graham Gibson told a news conference that those killed and injured were "predominantly" women, though he declined to discuss a possible motive. Authorities have not yet released a list of victims. But the main difference, she contends, is tighter gun regulations in Canada. "If you take guns out of the mix, Canada and the US are identical", she said, citing statistics indicating the two countries have similar rates of non-firearm homicides. (more...)
Government Must Resume DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules Government Must Resume DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules
- April 25, 2018

He said that if the department did not come up with a better defense for ending the program, Daca would be restored in 90 days. The program is primarily for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. " DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend benefits to this same group of illegal aliens". A federal judge in Maryland recently ruled in favor of the government in a different DACA case. (more...)
As situation heats up in Syria, will Iran again target Israel? As situation heats up in Syria, will Iran again target Israel?
- April 25, 2018

Anyway, if he either quits or does not fulfill USA obligations, or further delays this adhesive agreement, it means the JCPOA has collapsed", adding that in that situation "it is not in Iran's interests to further show restraint". Zarif also said that without mutual respect, there could be no dialogue between Tehran and Washington. "My aim is to start a process that I can have some hope". (more...)

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