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Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag
- March 12, 2019

Detectives believe the girl's body may have been left on a trail in Hacienda Heights , Calif., on March 3. The sheriff's department had released a composite sketch of the girl on Wednesday, March 6, along with photos of a pink long-sleeve top with the words " Future Princess Hero " and gray trousers with pandas on them that she was wearing when her body was found . (more...)
USA to withdraw embassy personnel from Venezuela USA to withdraw embassy personnel from Venezuela
- March 12, 2019

A 3-year-old girl with a brain tumor languished in a Caracas hospital, awaiting treatment after doctors started surgery but then suspended the operation when nationwide power outages first hit on Thursday, said the girl's fearful mother, who only gave her first name, Yalimar. (more...)
Florida mother fatally stabs 11-year-old daughter, takes to hospital Florida mother fatally stabs 11-year-old daughter, takes to hospital
- March 12, 2019

On Sunday, 28-year-old Rosa Alcides Rivera arrived at the Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando at 10:51 a.m. with her 11-year-old deceased in the front passenger seat. Rivera told police that she believed her daughter was in heaven. Medical staff checked on Aleyda and determined she was dead of multiple stab wounds. (more...)
Ailing Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term Ailing Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term
- March 12, 2019

Protests against Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term entered their third week on Friday, with thousands flooding the streets in Algeria as well as Paris, which is home to a large Algerian immigrant population. Bouteflika's office has insisted that the president went to Switzerland for routine medical checkups but speculation is rife that his health condition is far more serious. (more...)
Iran's President Rouhani seeks Iraqi help to mitigate United States sanctions Iran's President Rouhani seeks Iraqi help to mitigate United States sanctions
- March 12, 2019

The bulk of the trade balance is tilted toward Iran with gas and energy exports. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif alluded to that on Sunday while in Baghdad, saying that any country which tries to interfere with the good Iran-Iraq relations would "be deprived of opportunities for itself". (more...)
Pelosi Opposes ‘Divisive’ Efforts to Impeach Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’ Pelosi Opposes ‘Divisive’ Efforts to Impeach Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’
- March 12, 2019

In an exclusive interview with the Washington Post's Joe Heim , Pelosi said Trump is "just not worth it". "Without it, nothing can succeed", Pelosi told the Washington Post , quoting Abraham Lincoln . Gerry Connelly of Virginia told CNN ". That thinking among Democrats has shifted, slightly, in part because of the possibility that Mueller's report will not be decisive and because his investigation is more narrowly focused. (more...)
Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to European Union deal agreed Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to European Union deal agreed
- March 12, 2019

Instead, May was mulling flying to Strasbourg to meet European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker, it was reported by mid afternoon, sending GBPEUR up 0.4% and GBPUSD up 0.5%. "We will measure this latest text against the Brady amendment and the commitments made by the Prime Minister on January 29". Senior Tory MPs have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel tomorrow's vote on her Brexit deal amid fears she faces another heavy defeat, the Times has reported. (more...)
Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews
- March 12, 2019

After Sanders held the first White House press briefing in 42 days, CNN's Jim Acosta speculated that Sanders may be conducting so few briefings because she fears answering questions about Donald Trump's legal problems. Commenting on the press briefing earlier today, Acosta noted that "there are so many hard questions for this White House to answer". In unearthed audio released Monday night by Media Matters for America, Fox News host Tucker Carlson is heard calling Iraqis ... (more...)
Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall Trump's 2020 Budget Includes $8.6 Billion for Border Wall
- March 12, 2019

The administration is counting on robust growth, including from the Republican tax cuts - which Trump wants to make permanent - to push down the red ink. Trump could simply redirect funds again, and again, and again, depending on whether he wins re-election and Congress falls short of overturning vetoes on nullifying bills such as the one coming to the Senate this week. (more...)
Brexit reaches 'deadlock' before crucial vote on deal Brexit reaches 'deadlock' before crucial vote on deal
- March 12, 2019

May faces an uphill challenge to get British lawmakers to back the deal in Tuesday's vote. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, with or without a deal, unless Parliament votes to postpone. European Union regulations stipulate that airlines must be more than 50% controlled by investors from the bloc to fly freely across the continent. This could be the result of MPs voting for an extension, or, if Parliament does not get the opportunity to vote for an extension, ... (more...)
Zoo: Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Phoenix facility Zoo: Woman attacked by jaguar apologizes to Phoenix facility
- March 12, 2019

Instead, she framed the incident as a "crazy accident", CBS reported . Now, the zoo is assuring the public that nothing will happen to the jaguar after the attack. "If you put the jaguar down, I'll NEVER go there again", wrote a woman on Twitter . "It hurts." A gash about three inches long can be seen on her left forearm. (more...)
Trump adviser: some time may pass before a third North Korea summit Trump adviser: some time may pass before a third North Korea summit
- March 11, 2019

Last week, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon had travelled to Washington to hold discussions pertaining to North Korea , including efforts being made towards denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Since the collapse of the Hanoi summit, Trump has been cautious in his forecasts, continuing to suggest a deal remains possible. But he sent a strong signal to the North that it can not escape United States scrutiny. (more...)
Death of missing climbers attempting Nanga Parbat confirmed Death of missing climbers attempting Nanga Parbat confirmed
- March 11, 2019

They set out on 22 February and last made contact while at about 6,300 metres. "He reported spotting two unidentified shapes on the mountain and though it is not clear what they may be- tents, rags- the ground search party has called for a helicopter", he said. (more...)
Brexit talks deadlocked earlier than vote on Could’s deal Brexit talks deadlocked earlier than vote on Could’s deal
- March 11, 2019

If that is passed another vote will take place to decide on delaying Brexit. This week is a turning point for Britain and Brexit. He added: "Our approach remains the same: we're very clear that the withdrawal agreement can't change in terms of text, but we also want to try and be helpful in terms of providing the clarity and reassurance needed in Westminister". (more...)
Trump Claims He Said Trump Claims He Said "Tim Cook Apple"
- March 11, 2019

It's not the first time Trump referred to somebody by the name of their company. Trump was entertaining donors at his Mar-a-Lago Florida retreat on Friday night, and told the audience that he actually said " Tim Cook Apple", he just said it quickly and his pronunciation of "Cook" was quiet. (more...)
PE Diver Narrowly Avoids Being Swallowed By Whale PE Diver Narrowly Avoids Being Swallowed By Whale
- March 11, 2019

He told Barcroft TV: "I was trying to get a shot of a shark going through the bait ball and then the next moment it got dark and I felt some pressure when I instantly knew, a whale had grabbed me". Schimpf said the trio returned to the shore in the evening, adding: "Heinz checked his images and it was only once I saw them that I realised just how lucky I was to be looking at them". (more...)
Japanese woman confirmed as world’s oldest person aged 116 Japanese woman confirmed as world’s oldest person aged 116
- March 11, 2019

The centenarian was honored by well-wishers led by Fukuoka city mayor Soichiro Takashima in a ceremony on Saturday at the nursing home where she lives in Japan's south-west province of Fukuoka. One of Tanaka's favorite pastimes is Othello, a strategy board game. Asked yesterday about the happiest moment in her life, she replied: "Now". During the ceremony, Tanaka was honoured with a framed certificate and a box of chocolates, which she opened and began eating right away. (more...)
Trump to Seek $8.6 Billion for Wall, Set Up New Budget Fight Trump to Seek $8.6 Billion for Wall, Set Up New Budget Fight
- March 11, 2019

The partisan fights surrounding the issue led to a 35-day partial government shutdown - the longest in USA history - that stretched from the end of 2018 and into January. After Democrats waged a budget battle, Congress approved $1.375 billion in funding. The administration recently outlined roughly $8.1 billion in other immediate funding for the wall, which includes almost $1.4 billion in a recent spending bill, as well as $600 million from asset forfeitures, $2.5 billion from Defense ... (more...)
‘Too risky’ to rescue jihadi baby, says Jeremy Hunt ‘Too risky’ to rescue jihadi baby, says Jeremy Hunt
- March 11, 2019

Begum, a 19-year-old British teenager of Bangladeshi descent, gave birth to her son in a Syrian refugee camp in February. Mr Hunt said the British boy's death was "an incredibly distressing and sad situation" but that it was too risky to dispatch officials to the war zone, adding that they are at a greater risk than the journalists who have interviewed her. (more...)
Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend
- March 11, 2019

Lowest temperatures tonight will range from -1°c to 2°c. Rain will likely linger through Saturday night into early Sunday morning. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province. Western Power Distribution said the wind had left homes in Llandevenney, Usk and Magor in Monmouthshire, Tregaron in Ceredigion, and the Canton area of Cardiff without power on Sunday morning. (more...)
Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not requesting a pardon
- March 11, 2019

He covered the "pseudo-negotiations" of the Hanoi summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un , the testimony about Trump from former fixer Michael Cohen , a bipartisan move in Congress to stop Trump's emergency declaration, the New York Times report on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance... (more...)
‘Treasonable!’ PDP reacts to alleged confiscation of results by soldiers in Rivers ‘Treasonable!’ PDP reacts to alleged confiscation of results by soldiers in Rivers
- March 11, 2019

He urged the electorates to be law-abiding to enable the conduct of peaceful election. The presidential and parliamentary elections last month drew criticism from some observer groups for problems with logistics, collation of results and reports of intimidation. (more...)
History of Daylight Saving Time Mar 10 2019 / Terry Rogers History of Daylight Saving Time Mar 10 2019 / Terry Rogers
- March 11, 2019

By the next year, the war had ended, and many thought daylight saving time should end with it, Prerau says. While most digital "smart" devices will automatically reset, most of us have at least some time pieces that need to be manually advanced 1 hour. (more...)
Court denies new trial in 'Serial' podcast murder case Court denies new trial in 'Serial' podcast murder case
- March 11, 2019

Syed could have raised his ineffective assistance of counsel claim on the basis of the cell tower location evidence in his post-conviction petition and did not, he waived the claim by failing to do", the majority opinion said. Syed's lawyer Justin Brown said his client remained defiant in the face of the Court of Appeal ruling. Syed's conviction was overturned, and the once honor student was granted a new trial , but now Syed won't be getting a new trial after all, according to The ... (more...)
Indonesian woman freed after Malaysian court drops charges in DPRK man's murder Indonesian woman freed after Malaysian court drops charges in DPRK man's murder
- March 11, 2019

Lai Seng Sin / Reuters Siti Aisyah was on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader. ASSOCIATED PRESS Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong were accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in an airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2017. (more...)
Five Canadians aboard fatal Ethiopian Airlines plane crash identified Five Canadians aboard fatal Ethiopian Airlines plane crash identified
- March 11, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines reported 35 nationalities among the dead, with Canada's 18 victims second only to Kenya's 32. Mr Adesanmi who holds Nigerian and Canadian citizenship was a prominent columnist on PREMIUM TIMES and other Nigerian media. (more...)
Scheer urges Trudeau to lift 'gag order' on Wilson-Raybould Scheer urges Trudeau to lift 'gag order' on Wilson-Raybould
- March 11, 2019

The ex-justice minister and attorney general says Trudeau and senior members of his government inappropriately tried to pressure her to instruct prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company. Daniel Beland, a politics professor at McGill University in Montreal, said Trudeau has framed himself differently than Trump. The fate of SNC-Lavalin did not make regular headlines until February 7. (more...)
Ethiopian Airlines grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice Ethiopian Airlines grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice
- March 11, 2019

Mohammed Nur Mohammed, First Officer of Boeing 737 MAX 8 , is an Ethiopian Airlines staff member. An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Kenya crashed just six minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people, including eight Americans, onboard, airline officials said. (more...)
Woman Attacked by Jaguar at Arizona Zoo Woman Attacked by Jaguar at Arizona Zoo
- March 10, 2019

The zoo said the victim was attempting to take a photo when the incident occurred. Citing the fire department, the affiliate said the woman was trying to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure when the animal reached out and attacked her arm. (more...)
Britain take steps to protect woman detained in Iran Britain take steps to protect woman detained in Iran
- March 10, 2019

She was later sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly plotting against the Iranian government. As UK Govt is acutely aware, Iran does not recognise dual nationality. Mr Hunt responded: "Well, I would expect some kind of negative reaction from Iran". Her husband Richard Ratcliffe welcomed the move Friday, saying it could lead to a resolution of her case within months. (more...)

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