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President Trump condemns Joe Biden as 'weak' President Trump condemns Joe Biden as 'weak'
- March 24, 2018

For his part, President Trump turned to his Twitter account to respond to the attack, calling Biden "crazy" and "weak". President Donald Trump has said that he could beat up former Vice-President Joe Biden in a fight, in a tweet posted on Thursday morning. (more...)
U.S. and China clash at United Nations rights forum on Beijing text U.S. and China clash at United Nations rights forum on Beijing text
- March 24, 2018

Financial markets plunged on fears of a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies. The Indian delegation was represented by Pranay Verma, Joint Secretary (East Asia), while the Chinese delegation was led by Mr Yi Xianliang, Director General, Department of Boundary & Oceanic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. (more...)
Degree murder charge laid in Tess Richey case Degree murder charge laid in Tess Richey case
- March 24, 2018

Ted Lioumanis told reporters following the Schlatter's brief court appearance. Richey, 22, was reported missing on November 25, 2017 when she never returned home after a night out with a friend at a bar in the in the city's Church-Wellesley neighbourhood. (more...)
Emergency alert issued for Cyclone Nora as it intensifies to category 4 Emergency alert issued for Cyclone Nora as it intensifies to category 4
- March 24, 2018

Nora could cross the coast anywhere along the Western Cape York Peninsula south of Weipa during Saturday afternoon or Sunday the BoM said. "As the cyclone approaches the coast, a storm tide is expected between Mapoon and Gilbert River Mouth", the bureau warned on Saturday morning. (more...)
Stephon Clark protesters march downtown, block entrance of Golden 1 Center Stephon Clark protesters march downtown, block entrance of Golden 1 Center
- March 24, 2018

Clark's family members have disputed the police account. As a result, "their threat radar is really high", said Plumas County sheriff's deputy and special prosecutor Ed Obayashi, who trains officers and testifies in court on police use of force. (more...)
Markets savaged as US-China tariff brinkmanship escalates Markets savaged as US-China tariff brinkmanship escalates
- March 24, 2018

Analysts said the current market weakness could represent a good time to buy value stocks, though they warned that sentiment is likely to remain volatile until more details of the tariffs are unveiled and their impact becomes clearer. (more...)
Barack Obama Due To Land In Sydney Today Barack Obama Due To Land In Sydney Today
- March 24, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern , who is expecting her first child in June, says she has received some parenting tips from Mr Obama. City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster tweeted a few points from the address which touched on the importance of young people and women. (more...)
Family of Austin bombing suspect releases statement Family of Austin bombing suspect releases statement
- March 24, 2018

Neither had any idea what might have motivated Mark Anthony Conditt , who authorities say died after detonating a bomb in his sport utility vehicle as officers moved in for an arrest near Austin. Conditt was the oldest of four kids, with three younger sisters. The company makes semi-conductor parts for several different industries. A friend of Conditt described him as smart, opinionated and often intimidating. (more...)
Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 7 years in prison Fodder Scam Verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 7 years in prison
- March 24, 2018

Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad, while objecting against Lalu's conviction and ex-CM Jagannath Mishra's acquittal in the third case linked to fodder scam, accused the court of targeting the former due to his "lower caste". The sentence was pronounced by special CBI Judge Shivpal Singh via video conferencing. The former Bihar chief minister has been serving a jail term in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since December past year after his conviction in two other fodder scam cases. (more...)
Amit Shah insulted people of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu Amit Shah insulted people of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu
- March 24, 2018

Even now, the Centre is providing special benefits to North-eastern states. "Amit Shah in his letter says the Centre gave many funds to the state, we couldn't utilise them". The BJP chief also said that the party believed in the "development for all" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi "left no stone unturned" in ensuring the state's growth. (more...)
Kerala IS case: Yasmin found guilty, sentenced to seven years Kerala IS case: Yasmin found guilty, sentenced to seven years
- March 24, 2018

YM Zaheed has been charged under various sections, including Section 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This was the first Islamic State related case registered in Kerala in connection with the missing youths from Kasargod. (more...)
Journalists harassed in JNU protest: Delhi Police tenders apology to media persons Journalists harassed in JNU protest: Delhi Police tenders apology to media persons
- March 24, 2018

Our deepest apologies to the media. On Friday, Students and Teacher's Association of JNU (JNUTU) were protesting and taking out a march in demand to suspend Professor Atul Johri who has been accused of sexual harassment. Our intention wasn't to obstruct the media from doing its job. A day after a Delhi photojournalist, covering JNU padyatra (protest march), was molested by Delhi Cantt SHO police, a sit in protest was carried out by media professionals this afternoon outside the Delhi ... (more...)
JD(S) alleges malpractice by Congress, to boycott voting? JD(S) alleges malpractice by Congress, to boycott voting?
- March 24, 2018

Kumaraswamy told the media here. Two votes were declared invalid and two rejected. The Congress candidates were declared victorious with Dr L Hanumanthiah securing 44 votes, Syed Hussain getting 42 votes and GC Chandrashekhar pooling 46 votes. (more...)
European Union criticises Trump's 'gun to our head' over metal tariffs European Union criticises Trump's 'gun to our head' over metal tariffs
- March 24, 2018

He insisted Trump was taking the wrong approach to fighting dumping practices, in which countries overproduce a good and sell it on the market for very low prices. The exemption applies to the top four exporters of steel to the United States - Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Mexico - which collectively account for about 50 percent of the steel imported into the U.S. (more...)
Treasury welcomes Moody's rating reprieve Treasury welcomes Moody's rating reprieve
- March 24, 2018

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says it welcomes a decision by rating agency Moody's to maintain South Africa's long-term rating, adding that this is an opportunity for the country's leaders to roll up their sleeves in addressing socio-economic challenges. (more...)
Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard
- March 24, 2018

Clark was pronounced dead on the scene by personnel from the fire department. Police released infrared video from the helicopter that showed the man hopping the fence. The October 2015 shooting of Adriene Ludd and the September 2017 shooting of Eric Arnold were the only two of the six fatal Sacramento police shootings in which the person killed was armed with a gun. (more...)
School's rocks defense taken 'out of context' School's rocks defense taken 'out of context'
- March 24, 2018

Helsel told local news reporters that students in his district routinely drilled on shooter simulations and were given active shooting training through a program known as ALICE, short for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. "At one time I just had the idea of river stone". Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the country should be working to disarm risky people - not give kids rocks, she says. (more...)
Mass Protests Against Macron's Economic Policies Mass Protests Against Macron's Economic Policies
- March 24, 2018

Tens of thousands of train drivers, teachers, nurses, air traffic controllers and other public sector staff went on strike across France on Thursday, staging street protests against Emmanuel Macron's plans for change. The strikes saw transport cancellations, some schools and creches closed, as well as limits on some services such as libraries and rubbish collection. (more...)
Paris Hilton Lost $2M Engagement Ring While Partying at Miami Night Club Paris Hilton Lost $2M Engagement Ring While Partying at Miami Night Club
- March 24, 2018

It sounds like Paris Hilton is still getting used to the massive rock on her left hand. Hilton's PR rep confirmed to InStyle that Hilton lost the ring, but thankfully the story has a happy ending. "It was unbelievable that they managed to even see that huge diamond in an ice bucket", a witness told Page Six . "It was incredible that they managed to even see that huge diamond in an ice bucket", a witness told us. (more...)
Judge rules former 'Apprentice' contestant's suit agaisnt Trump can proceed Judge rules former 'Apprentice' contestant's suit agaisnt Trump can proceed
- March 24, 2018

Summer Zervos brought the suit against Trump past year, claiming that the real estate mogul defamed her on the presidential-campaign trail in 2016 after she accused Trump in a press conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred of making multiple unwanted advances at her. (more...)
European Union recalls envoy to Russian Federation in wake of Salisbury attack European Union recalls envoy to Russian Federation in wake of Salisbury attack
- March 24, 2018

Russia's ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, accused the U.K. Thursday of having a "bad record of violating global law and misleading the worldwide community". After the European Union firmly sided with May in the escalating conflict reminiscent of the Cold War and said it was " highly likely Russian Federation is responsible" for the attack on Sergei Skripal , Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the European Union envoy "is being recalled for consultations to Brussels". (more...)
Martin Vizcarra Sworn In As Peru's New President Martin Vizcarra Sworn In As Peru's New President
- March 24, 2018

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the United States looks forward to working with Vizcarra and praised Peru for its "constitutional transfer of power". Congress is debating whether to accept Kuczynski's resignation offer following revelations of his own links to Odebrecht. The Brazilian company has admitted to paying millions in bribes in exchange for lucrative public works contracts in a scandal that has embroiled some of Latin America's most prominent politicians. (more...)
Two Koreas agree to meet on summit preparations next week Two Koreas agree to meet on summit preparations next week
- March 24, 2018

People watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Seoul Railway Station. The United States and South Korea have halved the duration of annual joint military exercises next month in a concession to North Korea and a tacit acknowledgement that key talks are being planned between the three countries. (more...)
One Billion USD 'arms deal' sanctioned for Saudi Arabia One Billion USD 'arms deal' sanctioned for Saudi Arabia
- March 24, 2018

Sadly, there was no comparable public expression of concern from Trump, though the White House said that the president and the Saudi crown prince "discussed additional steps to address the humanitarian situation and agreed that a political resolution to the conflict is ultimately necessary to meet the needs of the Yemeni people". (more...)
Grizzlies were laughing, joking in locker room after losing by 61 Grizzlies were laughing, joking in locker room after losing by 61
- March 24, 2018

On Thursday night, they lost to the Hornets by 61 freaking points. We just had to pick up our games because we knew Dwight wasn't playing. With Walker leading the charge with the ninth 40-point game of his career, the Hornets roared ahead 12-2 in the first 4 ½ minutes, were ahead 37-14 after one quarter, 75-42 at halftime and by a game-high 65 points (137-72) with 1:45 left before taking the 61-point win. (more...)
Turkey may extend campaign along whole border with Syria Turkey may extend campaign along whole border with Syria
- March 24, 2018

It launched its campaign eight weeks ago and has threatened to extend the offensive to another Kurdish-controlled region further east where U.S. forces are stationed alongside the YPG, Washington's ally against Islamic State in Syria . Although Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed earlier that an agreement with the U.S. on Manbij was reached, and that the YPG militia would leave the city, the U.S. (more...)
Bolton In, McMaster Out Bolton In, McMaster Out
- March 24, 2018

What does his appointment mean for the future of United States policy? In 2005, Mr Bolton was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by George W Bush, raising eyebrows around Washington - not least because Mr Bolton had only two years earlier been accused of distorting USA intelligence to exaggerate the unproven claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. (more...)
Military parade marks Pakistan Day celebrations Military parade marks Pakistan Day celebrations
- March 24, 2018

The high resolution images are much easier to analyze and provide more information than data usually collected during missile tests. Each telescope, with a detection range of several hundred kilometres, is positioned in a different location, with their timing synchronised precisely with atomic clocks. (more...)
Investors, lawmakers and advertisers put pressure on Facebook Investors, lawmakers and advertisers put pressure on Facebook
- March 24, 2018

We're building full ad transparency tools; even though it doesn't necessarily seem like that specific bill is going to pass, we're going to go implement most of it anyway". The non-profit organisation says it is "pressing pause" on Facebook advertising, at least until the social network strengthens its protections of user data. (more...)
European Union to recall ambassador from Moscow over attack on ex-spy European Union to recall ambassador from Moscow over attack on ex-spy
- March 24, 2018

Following a summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack , the European Council of EU leaders agreed "there was no plausible alternative explanation", the BBC reported. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said it was "probable" that his country would also kick out Russian diplomats, noting that discussions were still ongoing. (more...)

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