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SpaceX to launch space harpoon, more insane science to ISS SpaceX to launch space harpoon, more insane science to ISS
- April 03, 2018

Stuffed with science About half of the cargo inside the Dragon will support 50 of the 250 science experiments that the Expedition 55 crew are conducting aboard the ISS. "We'd like to understand what is it", said Torsten Neubert, principal investigator for the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, according to the network. (more...)
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Turkey to launch nuclear project, discuss Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin in Turkey to launch nuclear project, discuss Syria
- April 03, 2018

The construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant was launched on Tuesday with a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart. "In the name of God!" Moscow is helping Ankara build the power plant, which should eventually supply 10 percent of Turkey's electricity needs. Turkey and Russian Federation have forged burgeoning ties in recent months on a number of areas including energy as well as the Syrian crisis, despite differences on key policy ... (more...)
Vermont Legislature shows how to address gun issue Vermont Legislature shows how to address gun issue
- April 03, 2018

In addition to planning such local events, the Youth Power Collective intends to hold more rallies, host video discussions on social media and promote voter registration and civic engagement across Western Pennsylvania. However, despite the tragic reality that many face and the consistent fight opposing these existing gun laws such as the "March for Our Lives" movement, the United States government still stands by their current practices. (more...)
Russian governor resigns over deadly mall fire Russian governor resigns over deadly mall fire
- April 03, 2018

That trump has offered to meet Putin also said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. The longtime governor of a Russian region where a huge mall inferno killed dozens of people - majority children - resigned on Sunday after bitter criticism over his response to the tragedy. (more...)
German prosecutor requests ex-Catalan leader's extradition order German prosecutor requests ex-Catalan leader's extradition order
- April 03, 2018

In a press statement, the prosecutor's office said that the Spanish crime of rebellion was the equivalent of the German offense of high treason, even though the two laws in question were worded differently. Meanwhile, other members of Puigdemont's former cabinet and key leaders of the pro-Catalan independence movement remain jailed in Spain facing similar charges. (more...)
Yet Another Woman Tries To End Trump-Tied Secrecy Agreement Yet Another Woman Tries To End Trump-Tied Secrecy Agreement
- April 03, 2018

A third woman has come forward with a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement related to Donald Trump, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Her new suit comes after porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal have sued Trump to void deals preventing them to stay silent about their alleged affair with the commander-in-chief. (more...)
United Kingdom authorities on-hand after students receive 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters United Kingdom authorities on-hand after students receive 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters
- April 03, 2018

The letter suggested people could win "points" for a range of activities aimed at Muslims, including removing a headscarf from a woman or beating a person up. "We find this, and other offensive language in the flier, to be deplorable and directly against our values as a district that has no place for discrimination or harassment against our students, families and employees", PPS said. (more...)
DOJ Authorized Mueller to Probe Manafort for Collusion DOJ Authorized Mueller to Probe Manafort for Collusion
- April 03, 2018

Mueller is now investigating Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. The regulations require a specific factual statement of a transaction giving rise to a suspected crime. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed by Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Rosenstein said that he himself is "properly exercising oversight responsibilities" and that Mueller "iis conducting himself consistently with [Rosenstein's] understanding of the scope ... (more...)
Afridi expresses grief over killings in Kashmir Afridi expresses grief over killings in Kashmir
- April 03, 2018

He has often praised India's hospitality, an act that has time and again irked his fans back home in Pakistan. Hours before Afridi's remark, UN Secretary-General's spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric said, "The Secretary-General is, indeed, very concerned about the situation that we've seen in Jammu and Kashmir". (more...)
French rail workers begin months of strikes in test for Macron French rail workers begin months of strikes in test for Macron
- April 03, 2018

At the capital's busy Gare du Lyon station, the platforms were so crammed that a woman fell onto the tracks and had to be helped out by fellow passengers. Train movements to other countries like the UK, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Italy will also be affected because of the strike - from partial to total. (more...)
Israel suspends deal on resettling African migrants Israel suspends deal on resettling African migrants
- April 03, 2018

According to the agreement, about 16,250 of about 37,000 African migrants , majority from Eritrea and Sudan, would be relocated to Western nations while others would be allowed to stay in Israel . The plan allowed for thousands of other African migrants to stay in Israel . Israeli officials had said that no one they classify as a refugee or asylum-seeker would be deported, though the process of granting asylum has been criticised as extremely slow and biased against claims. (more...)
Ex-spy's poisoning may be beneficial to Britain: Russian FM Ex-spy's poisoning may be beneficial to Britain: Russian FM
- April 03, 2018

Former Russian intelligence officer Skripal and his daughter were reportedly exposed to a nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury on March 4. Britain insists that Russian state involvement is the only plausible explanation, and has led a worldwide reaction involving the expulsion of more than 100 diplomats. (more...)
Teen found alive in LA drainage pipe after 13-hour search Teen found alive in LA drainage pipe after 13-hour search
- April 03, 2018

He's been taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation. A Los Angeles teen rescued after spending more than 12 hours in the city's underground sewer system says he prayed that he wouldn't die. The teenager and his family were celebrating Easter at Griffith Park on Sunday when he climbed onto an abandoned maintenance shack. The fluid in sewage pipes varies in depth and moves at about 15 miles per hour. (more...)
Bharat Bandh: Train services hit, road traffic derailed in Delhi Bharat Bandh: Train services hit, road traffic derailed in Delhi
- April 03, 2018

The government filed the petition on Monday against the top court's order that banned automatic arrests and registration of criminal cases under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. In his letter, he also said that the decision would damage the spirit of the SC/ST Act , and the guidelines would only make Dalits feel more insecure. (more...)
Punjab on edge ahead of Bharat bandh Punjab on edge ahead of Bharat bandh
- April 03, 2018

The state government has announced that all educational institutions across the state will remain closed in wake of the band. The final practical examinations of Class 10 and 12 of Punjab School Education Board, which were scheduled to be held on Monday, will now be held on April 11. (more...)
New takeover bid for Santos New takeover bid for Santos
- April 03, 2018

The offer values Santos at US$4.98 per share, or A$6.50, per share, a 28 percent premium to the company's last closing share price of A$5.07. Santos is the target of an $13.5 billion takeover bid by Harbour Energy. "Regardless of the outcome of engagement with Harbour, the board and management remain focused on continuing to deliver shareholder value through the transformation of Santos into a low cost, reliable and high performance business with strong growth potential". (more...)
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Christian family in Pakistan ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Christian family in Pakistan
- April 03, 2018

The family was traveling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle intercepted them and opened fire in Quetta, the capital of the province of Balochistan . Tariq Masih, a relative to the victims said: "They were guests of ours they came from Punjab to celebrate Easter". The region is plagued by violence by Sunni Islamist sectarian groups linked to the Taliban, al Qaeda and Islamic State. (more...)
Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years after assassination Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years after assassination
- April 03, 2018

Opening today and continuing tomorrow there is first a conference with seminars and panels and later this week a march and a motivational celebration of Dr. Travelers will find a variety of events and sites in Memphis and elsewhere honoring King's legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death. "But I'm not concerned about that now", King said in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. (more...)
Texas police investigating violent arrest caught on camera Texas police investigating violent arrest caught on camera
- April 03, 2018

Quavo Wagner said he thinks that the situation needs to be investigated so that the public can have accurate information as to what happened. Curry has been charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest and has been held at the Tarrant County jail on $2,250 bail. (more...)
Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice are an 'embarrassment' Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice are an 'embarrassment'
- April 03, 2018

The Justice Department announced in a memo to immigration judges Friday that it is instituting quotas to "encourage efficient and effective case management" of deportation proceedings, the Wall Street Journal first reported Monday . "They must be afforded the time to properly make that decision". The judges will be expected to clear at least 700 cases a year to receive a "satisfactory" performance rating, a standard that their union called an "unprecedented" step that risks undermining ... (more...)
Israel announces plan to send African migrants to Western countries Israel announces plan to send African migrants to Western countries
- April 03, 2018

A group of residents of southern Tel Aviv , where numerous migrants have settled, immediately denounced the new plan in a statement, calling it "a shame for the state of Israel". Numerous migrants from Sudan fled from war and poverty. Critics at home and in the Jewish American community had called the government's deportation plans unethical and a stain on Israel's image as a refuge for Jewish migrants. (more...)
High court sides with officer in UAPD shooting High court sides with officer in UAPD shooting
- April 03, 2018

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that ruling, saying the record did not support Kisela's perception that Hughes posed an immediate threat. And in talking with police afterwards, Chadwick said Hughes had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was taking medication, and that she did not understand what was happening when police yelled for her to drop the knife. (more...)
U.S. amends Lashkar listing to include aliases, designates seven others as terrorists U.S. amends Lashkar listing to include aliases, designates seven others as terrorists
- April 03, 2018

In August 2017, Leader of Lashkar-e-Haq, Hafiz Saeed, founded his political party, Milli Muslim League . "The aliases have been added to LeT's designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224", read a statement of the State Department . (more...)
Hart family SUV may have intentionally gone off cliff, California authorities say
- April 03, 2018

Days before the wreckage was found, social services workers in Washington responded to a complaint from one of the family's neighbors, who said one of the Hart children told them his parents were withholding food as punishment. Jennifer and Sarah Hart were found dead inside the vehicle. Deputies from the Clark County Sheriff's Office in Washington executed a search warrant Thursday night at the family's home in Woodland, looking for any evidence in the missing persons case, Sgt. (more...)
Parkland students using clear backpacks after massacre Parkland students using clear backpacks after massacre
- April 03, 2018

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to campus Monday after their spring break, as a slew of new security measures took effect - including a rule requiring clear backpacks . Students and faculty also must now wear identification badges at all times. Student Josh Gallagher said , "This clear backpack idea is to give us kids a false sense of security and now has enraged most of the students here at MSD". (more...)
Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
- April 03, 2018

In his proclamation, Trump went on to say, "We must respond to sexual assault by identifying and holding perpetrators accountable". "Sexual assault is very prevalent in our communities". Newsweek reports that Trump extolled the virtue of listening to women who claim to have been assaulted, saying, "We must make it as easy as possible for those who have suffered from sexual assault to alert the authorities". (more...)
Video shows man attack Muslim woman in Dearborn Video shows man attack Muslim woman in Dearborn
- April 03, 2018

Tulsa County prosecutors charged a man Monday with 20 felonies and one misdemeanor after he allegedly held 17 people at gunpoint, shot at a woman and assaulted her. The lawsuit also alleges that the hospital was negligent in not preventing the attack, and seeks $25,000 in damages. "She's terrified. She'll probably never see life the way she did before this accident", Moughni told WXYZ . (more...)
Spain: Elephants roam highway after one killed in truck crash Spain: Elephants roam highway after one killed in truck crash
- April 03, 2018

The vehicle was overtaking a slow lorry on the A-30 near Pozo Canada in the central region of Castilla-La Mancha when it overturned. One of the elephants died from injuries that it sustained, while two others were hurt, local police say. Pictures showed the lorry lying on its side across the highway, with some of the animals standing... Gregorio Serrano posted a video of authorities lifting one elephant into another truck after the crash. (more...)
Legalizing Marijuana Could Have This Unexpected Benefit Legalizing Marijuana Could Have This Unexpected Benefit
- April 03, 2018

Both research teams suspected that if this were true, then medical marijuana might ease opioid use in people with chronic pain. For quite some time, the two have been studied to show how the effects of marijuana can help to battle addiction with the ongoing opioid crisis we are facing in America. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince: Israelis Have the Right to Their Own Land Saudi Crown Prince: Israelis Have the Right to Their Own Land
- April 03, 2018

Prince Mohammed said that the kingdom "had religious concerns about the fate" of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem and about the rights of the Palestinian people but had no other concerns or objections "against any other people". But now Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - speaking to the editor-in-chief of United States news magazine The Atlantic - appeared to put the rival land claims on an equal footing. (more...)

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