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Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead
- May 17, 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Israel's long-lasting blockade of the Gaza Strip has created chronic shortages for Palestinian health facilities. The State Department said Tuesday the draft "was too one-sided" and unacceptable to the US because it did not mention Hamas' incitement of violence along the Gaza border. (more...)
Multiple injuries reported after New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash Multiple injuries reported after New Jersey school bus, dump truck crash
- May 17, 2018

The bus was on its side on the median of the highway with its front end sheared off. The school bus was carrying students from Paramus Middle School who were on a field trip to Waterloo Village. It is unclear how many students were aboard the bus and state police didn't know how serious the injuries were. "There's an incredible emergency response from throughout Morris County and by state police. (more...)
Nawaz to soften stance, Shehbaz assures PML-N leaders Nawaz to soften stance, Shehbaz assures PML-N leaders
- May 17, 2018

Those aspiring for a PML-N ticket have been advised to submit their applications till May 25. Fearing that Sharifs reamarks could damage the party and marr their electoral fortunes, many lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) during a parliamentary committee meeting, complained to Nawaz Sharifs younger brother and party chief Shahbaz, also the Chief Minister of Pakistans Punjab province. (more...)
Karnataka developments trigger series of reactions in Goa, Bihar and Manipur Karnataka developments trigger series of reactions in Goa, Bihar and Manipur
- May 17, 2018

Not just the Congress, but the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, which emerged as the single largest party after the polls, has also made a decision to approach the Bihar governor. "The formation of government in Karnataka is undemocratic and to protest this murder of democracy we have chose to launch a day-long protest in Patna ". (more...)
European Union takes United Kingdom to court over illegal air pollution levels European Union takes United Kingdom to court over illegal air pollution levels
- May 17, 2018

The European Environment Commissioner, Karmenu Vella , said the EU "owed it to its citizens", to take legal action. The six are accused of failing to tackle nitrogen dioxide levels. "We will shortly build on our £3.5 billion plan to tackle roadside emissions with a comprehensive Clean Air Strategy setting out a wide range of actions to reduce pollution from all sources". (more...)
India's BJP heads to majority in crucial Karnataka state poll India's BJP heads to majority in crucial Karnataka state poll
- May 17, 2018

A hung assembly in Karnataka could delay public infrastructure projects and other policies that are in the works, start-up founders and entrepreneurs in state capital Bengaluru said. Deve Gowda. They don't believe in democracy, BJP just wants power. "If President's rule under Article 356 can be stayed by a court, why not this (decision to invite BJP and give 15 days for floor test) in which a Governor has exercised his discretion without the aid and advice of the Cabinet?" "I am sure ... (more...)
Governor Ivey sexuality in questioned by former Alabama Legislator Governor Ivey sexuality in questioned by former Alabama Legislator
- May 17, 2018

Todd, the first openly gay elected official in Alabama's history, announced in March that she would not be seeking reelection and is apparently no longer giving any Fs. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions", she claimed. (more...)
Pit bulls attack 4 people, dog in San Francisco's Dolores Park Pit bulls attack 4 people, dog in San Francisco's Dolores Park
- May 17, 2018

In a 911 call obtained by NBC Charlotte, a woman said two pit bulls attacked her and her cat along Fite Road near Belmont Abbey College. Sunday's attack happened in the grassy area above the basketball court. Bloom's owners tried to break up the attack but also got bit by the pit bulls. Jones says dogs entered her yard a second time, but she and her pets escaped injury. (more...)
Italy government alliance clashes with European Union ideology Italy government alliance clashes with European Union ideology
- May 17, 2018

Luigi Di Maio , leader of the Five Star Movement, said his party's call for a referendum on Italy's membership of the single currency was a "last resort" to force a relaxation of European Union fiscal rules. In currency markets, the euro rose 0.1 percent to $1.1822, after having set a five-month low of $1.1763 on Wednesday. "They are preparing excuses if they can not maintain all their promises, so they want to unleash a battle against the European Union", said Andrea Romano, a lawmaker ... (more...)
Karnataka effect: Congress, RJD rush to stake claim in Manipur, Goa, Bihar Karnataka effect: Congress, RJD rush to stake claim in Manipur, Goa, Bihar
- May 17, 2018

After Congress' annoucement that they will stake claim to form government in Goa , Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejaswi Yadav on Thursday said that the party MLAs will meet Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik at 1 p.m. Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said that the governors can't have two different set of rules. "While in Karnataka the Governor has invited the single-largest party, in Goa too, the same precedent should be followed", he said. (more...)
Macron: EU Must Defend Firms against US Iran Sanctions Macron: EU Must Defend Firms against US Iran Sanctions
- May 17, 2018

However, EU officials say there is no easy way to protect EU firms from US sanctions and that it will take time for the bloc to devise what will likely be a complex mix of national and EU-level measures. Security Council". European Union leaders meeting in Sofia have backed a "united" approach to keeping the deal alive after US President Donald Trump pulled out and reimposed sanctions, complaining the accord did nothing to stop Iran's ballistic missile program or interference in Middle East ... (more...)
SLAYED BY SAUSAGE DOGS: Dachshunds maul woman to death SLAYED BY SAUSAGE DOGS: Dachshunds maul woman to death
- May 17, 2018

The other six dogs were taken to a local veterinary hospital where they were euthanized at the owner's request. Dinwiddie said the younger dogs were a "standard dachshund and terrier mix" with "knobby legs" and the older dog is suspected to have been a border collie mix. (more...)
Syrian govt gains control over central part of country Syrian govt gains control over central part of country
- May 17, 2018

On May 2, the Syrian regime and opposition groups agreed to a cease-fire in the Homs province's northern countryside. "The last convoy of terrorists and their families exits northern Homs province and southern Hama province", SANA reported . (more...)
Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world's most populated city in 10 years Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world's most populated city in 10 years
- May 17, 2018

Urbanization will lead to a decline in Russia's rural population from 36.8 million to 22.1 million. These three countries will account for 35 percent of the projected growth of the world's urban population between the time span. Also, urbanisation will play a huge role as there will be a gradual shift in the residence of the human population from rural to urban areas in Asia and Africa. (more...)
Man shoots ex-wife's 3 children, her boyfriend dead Man shoots ex-wife's 3 children, her boyfriend dead
- May 17, 2018

One person at the home was hospitalised. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified two of the dead as Justin Painter, 39, of Fort Worth and Seth Richardson, 29, of Lancaster, South Carolina. A candlelight vigil attended by roughly 50 neighbors and friends was held in the Remington Park subdivision. "So, residents of the Ponder are safe", he said. (more...)
K'taka polls: BJP confident of forming government in Karnataka K'taka polls: BJP confident of forming government in Karnataka
- May 17, 2018

But more than anybody else, it is Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu who is undergoing a lot of tension. The politics of the neighbouring state is likely to have influenced voters as the ruling TDP in Andhra has been engaged in a bitter battle with the BJP since the party quit the NDA two months ago. (more...)
Uncertainty over Mothercare's Northern Ireland stores as retailer announces closures Uncertainty over Mothercare's Northern Ireland stores as retailer announces closures
- May 17, 2018

Former Tesco executive David Wood who had taken on the chief executive role and is just over a month into the job, will become group managing director. No specific details have been revealed as to stores facing closure. Shares in Mothercare were up 4.8 pence at 26.6 pence at 0832 GMT, valuing the business at 46 million pounds. (more...)
Penn State-Pitt game on September 8 will be in prime time Penn State-Pitt game on September 8 will be in prime time
- May 17, 2018

This season's Week 2 meeting on September 8 at Heinz Field was recently named ABC's Saturday Night Football game. The Penn State-Pitt rivalry just got a bigger spotlight. 21, at IL, with game time to be announced. This is the third game of the four-year renewed series, although no other games have been scheduled in the future. (more...)
Fixed-odds betting machines shake-up CONFIRMED - 21000 jobs AT RISK Fixed-odds betting machines shake-up CONFIRMED - 21000 jobs AT RISK
- May 17, 2018

Use of FOBTs has been linked to crime, debt, family breakdown and mental illness; the Centre for Economic and Business Research think tank estimates that it costs the country £1.5 billion a year. Mick Antoniw, Labour AM for Pontypridd and chairman of the Welsh Assembly's cross-party group on problem gambling, said it was a "landmark decision" but "only a first step". (more...)
FBI's Trump Investigation Codenamed 'CROSSFIRE HURRICANE' FBI's Trump Investigation Codenamed 'CROSSFIRE HURRICANE'
- May 17, 2018

The revelation the Australian government broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed Downer, then Australia's ambassador to the United Kingdom, to be interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation could damage Australia's recently repaired relationship with US President Donald Trump . (more...)
Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening
- May 17, 2018

Helima Croft, RBC Capital Market's global head of commodity strategy, said that a loss of Iranian oil would mean other traditional producers, like Saudi Arabia , having to step into the breach if OPEC was not to risk a million-barrel loss of production, on top of the 1.2 million barrel a day (bpd) supply cut it already makes as part of a deal with non-OPEC producers. (more...)
Senate votes to ditch repeal of net neutrality Senate votes to ditch repeal of net neutrality
- May 17, 2018

The Congressional Review Act allows senators that secure enough support to bring a vote to the floor, even without the approval of the majority leader in the Senate. Later, Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat who represents Silicon Valley, said she was happy by the result in the Senate with the legislation. "The most important vote we're going to have in this generation on the internet", said Democratic Senator Edward Markey of MA, who sponsored the measure. (more...)
Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons
- May 17, 2018

Staff appear to be trying to calm the customer down while she paces infront of the cash register, shouting and gesturing towards workers. She then pulls down her trousers, proceeds to defecate on the floor, and then picks it up and flings it at the employee. (more...)
Study shows Pop Music is getting sadder but more danceable? Study shows Pop Music is getting sadder but more danceable?
- May 17, 2018

As Associated Press reports, the research for the Royal Society Open Science by the University of California at Irvine saw 500,000 songs studied that were released in the United Kingdom between 1985-2015, before grouping them according to their mood. (more...)
U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Hezbollah leaders U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Hezbollah leaders
- May 17, 2018

He is the current leader of the Judicial Council and has overseen a military command in central Lebanon that provides logistical and training support to "Hezbollah". The Trump administration calling for Qatar to end such ties is among their latest efforts to put economic pressure on the regime in Tehran after President Trump announced the United States' exit from the Iran nuclear deal. (more...)
Fresno Area Cyclists Take Ride of Silence Fresno Area Cyclists Take Ride of Silence
- May 17, 2018

They rode for eight miles in silence. In 2017 100 pedestrians and 9 cyclists were killed on Nevada roadways. "And to remind the community and nation that it's important to share the road between cyclists and motorists". They and other bicyclists want to see Philadelphia add more protected bike lanes. "My skull actually cracked like an egg", she said. "I was pulled for several hundred yards". (more...)
Two Sudbury beaches can fly the Blue Flag Two Sudbury beaches can fly the Blue Flag
- May 17, 2018

Roker and Seaburn beaches have both secured worldwide Blue Flag status and achieved the Seaside Award, from leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy . Our research shows that almost two thirds (65 per cent) of parents would prefer to visit beaches with Blue Flag or Seaside Award status, so growing the number of beaches with an award is vital to encourage more families to visit our lovely coastline. (more...)
Venezuela Launches Commission to Investigate Prison Riot Venezuela Launches Commission to Investigate Prison Riot
- May 17, 2018

Trujillo declined to discuss how Holt was posting videos on his Facebook page, saying Holt's safety was in jeopardy and he didn't want to release any information that may harm him. In another, a shirtless youth runs down a narrow hallway and knocks out an overhead light with a long stick to shouts of encouragement by other inmates. (more...)
Dash cam: Kangaroo hops along SC highway Dash cam: Kangaroo hops along SC highway
- May 17, 2018

Photo courtsey of McCormick County Emergency Services Facebook page. "I thought dispatch was joking", a deputy from the sheriff's office commented in the kangaroo post. Around 6:30 a.m., a deputy was called to a kangaroo spotting on S.C. 28 near the Georgia state line in rural SC, according to WIS. "There's probably a lot of things in McCormick County that people don't know about", Bussey said. (more...)
Within two days lessons on alliance dharma for BJP leadership Within two days lessons on alliance dharma for BJP leadership
- May 17, 2018

He said that it become very clear through the election results, what the preference and choice of the people of the state is."There should be no doubt about that in anybody's mind nor should anyone raise any objections". The revenge of the Telugus on the BJP for sidelining the promise of special status has been exhibited in the Karnataka polls where the national party is virtually in tears of having the apple but not able to eat it. (more...)

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