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NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC
- February 26, 2018

The latest company to end ties is Delta Air Lines , which announced it was ending a contract for discount rates with the NRA and asking the advocacy group to remove information from its website . Bank of America, the second-biggest USA bank by assets, said its request to makers of the military-style weapons was in line with those taken by other financial industry companies to help prevent deadly gun rampages. (more...)
Syrian airstrikes pound Ghouta despite United Nations ceasefire resolution Syrian airstrikes pound Ghouta despite United Nations ceasefire resolution
- February 26, 2018

The United Nations says almost 400,000 people live in eastern Ghouta, a pocket of towns and farms under government siege since 2013. The two major Islamist factions in Ghouta said they waged fierce battles on Sunday on several fronts around the enclave, where troops and rebels have clashed in recent weeks. (more...)
Supreme Court collegium recommends 37 High Court judges Supreme Court collegium recommends 37 High Court judges
- February 26, 2018

The collegium, comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the two senior-most judges after him, Justices Chelameshwar and Ranjan Gogoi, uploaded details of their recommendations on the Supreme Court website, and also forwarded them to the Centre for final approval. (more...)
Anil Ambani's Private Jet To Bring Sridevi's Mortal Remains To India Anil Ambani's Private Jet To Bring Sridevi's Mortal Remains To India
- February 26, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was "saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi ", while Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said her death had left millions of fans heartbroken. "Her roles across films also marked her as at least an equal of any of the top stars of her day". Bollywood is reeling from the sudden passing of actress Sridevi after she died unexpectedly at the age of 54 on Saturday after suffering cardiac arrest at a family wedding in India. (more...)
PM visits Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry PM visits Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry
- February 26, 2018

Mudra scheme is of help to the youth who could get loans without any collateral security, he said urging the youths to make use of it and launch projects in Puducherry . He claimed Puducherry had poor infrastructure and sectors such as transport and cooperation were in a shambles and charged the successive regimes with doing injustice for the people. (more...)
Drunk man arrested after riding horse onto Socal freeway Drunk man arrested after riding horse onto Socal freeway
- February 26, 2018

The California Highway Patrol's Santa Fe Springs district posted on Twitter that the pair were spotted on the eastbound 91 Freeway in Long Beach, located south of Los Angeles. "Just when you think you've seen and heard it all ... you haven't", Jeremy Tolen, a CHP spokesman, told The Orange County Register. The CHP Santa Fe Springs Twitter account shared photos of the arrest and said, "No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated". (more...)
3 killed in Kentucky as storms roll through 3 killed in Kentucky as storms roll through
- February 26, 2018

Another unidentified man in Union County, Kentucky, died when his auto was submerged in a ditch filled with storm water. Kalamazoo has been among the areas hard hit by flooding from last week's heavy rains and melting snow. The National Weather Service in Nashville, Tennessee, says the tornado with maximum-sustained winds of 120 miles per hour (193 kph) hit near Clarksville on Saturday. (more...)
Large earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea Large earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea
- February 26, 2018

He says there is no tsunami danger. Felix Taranu, a seismologist at the Geophysical Observatory in the capital Port Moresby said the quake was felt strongly at Mount Hagen, some 168 kilometres away. "Any geologic situation like steep valleys or any type of construction, [like] buildings, mines, that sort of thing, since this is a shallow natural disaster it shakes all of that a lot more", he said. (more...)
Police declare 'major incident' after blast destroys store & home in Leicester, UK Police declare 'major incident' after blast destroys store & home in Leicester, UK
- February 25, 2018

It's unclear what sparked the explosion, but the flames could be seen from far away as large, bright orange flames shot up into the sky. It's thought a shop and flat have been destroyed. Video footage from the scene showed a building that appeared engulfed in flames and a number of police cars and ambulances stationed nearby. "Our service is particularly busy in Leicester at the moment", it said. (more...)
Arsenal's 'Invincibles' a cut above Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, Robert Pires claims
- February 25, 2018

Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Manchester City have been in rampant form this term, with talks of a quadruple doing the rounds, until they crashed out of the FA Cup this past weekend thanks to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of lower league side Wigan Athletic . (more...)
USA curls its way to gold USA curls its way to gold
- February 25, 2018

Prophetically, Sweden placed second on Saturday after a shock loss against the United States of America at the men's curling final in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In the episode, Russian Federation came in third place, though in real life, Switzerland won bronze - but hey, close enough. Shuster brushed it off: "A gold medal in curling is a gold medal in curling". (more...)
North Korea Olympic Delegation Says Regime 'Fully Willing' to Talk to US North Korea Olympic Delegation Says Regime 'Fully Willing' to Talk to US
- February 25, 2018

In response, the North's chief delegate agreed that North Korea-U.S. relations must develop along with the South-North Korea relationship, saying that Pyongyang has willingness to talk with the U.S. With the ceremony showcasing cutting-edge South Korean technology and a remarkable drone show that dotted out the image of the Games mascot Soohorang, a white tiger, in the night sky, athletes marched into the stadium, many wearing their medals. (more...)
Leicester blast triggers police alert Leicester blast triggers police alert
- February 25, 2018

A Polish shop in Leicester , England, was reportedly destroyed in what local police are describing as a "major incident". The cause of the explosion is unclear at the present time but it is being treated as a major incident. 'All emergency services are now dealing with this. User Applepearmama said: 'Not too many details at the moment, speculation of a gas explosion - possibly some hurt, nothing confirmed. (more...)
Governor Declares Emergency in SE Ohio, Braces For Flooding Governor Declares Emergency in SE Ohio, Braces For Flooding
- February 25, 2018

Meteorologist Kristen Cassady said the Ohio River reached 60 feet (18.3 meters) Sunday morning at its Cincinnati recording station, 8 feet (2.4 meters) above flood stage, and could reach 60.6 feet (18.5 meters) sometime Sunday afternoon. "There's potential that we could see, especially between midnight and 3 a.m., is when they're projecting the heaviest rain, anywhere in the county". According to the National Weather Service, the water level from the Muskingum River in Coshocton County has ... (more...)
Kohli missing for India as South Africa bowl Kohli missing for India as South Africa bowl
- February 25, 2018

The bowling department, featuring Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson and Chris Morris along with chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi will have to come up with something special in order to get rid of the flamboyant Indian batsmen. We tried it too but they managed to put balls in the right areas. I am proud of the way the guys fought, especially Jonker. The match may see the return of chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav. (more...)
PSL 3: Peshawar Zalmi defeats Islamabad United by 34 runs PSL 3: Peshawar Zalmi defeats Islamabad United by 34 runs
- February 25, 2018

Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy ( captain ), Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal , Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Dwayne Bravo, Khushdil Shah, Umaid Asif , Saad Nasim, Mohammad Hafeez , Shakib Al Hasan, Liam Dawson, Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar and Wahab Riaz. (more...)
'This is only the beginning': Archaeologists discover ancient Egyptian necropolis 'This is only the beginning': Archaeologists discover ancient Egyptian necropolis
- February 25, 2018

The excavation is expected to take another five years and the authorities believe that it would be a new beginning for Egypt's tourism sector. The vessels are believed to hold, for the eternity, the mummified organs that belonged to a high priest of the god Thoth. (more...)
Contradictory Reports Emerge on Polish Suspension of Holocaust Law Contradictory Reports Emerge on Polish Suspension of Holocaust Law
- February 25, 2018

The Motzoei Shabbos report said that the Polish delegation had been set to arrive in Israel this week to discuss the law and to draw up language that would satisfy both sides in a controversy that has placed Israel and Poland on opposing sides over who is responsible for the death of millions of Polish Jews. (more...)
Japan police question USA man after finding severed head in Osaka apartment Japan police question USA man after finding severed head in Osaka apartment
- February 25, 2018

Police believe the head, found in a suitcase, is likely to belong to a 27-year-old Japanese woman who went missing after visiting another apartment in western Osaka prefecture with the man earlier this month, according to public broadcaster NHK. (more...)
Met Éireann updates warning with Met Éireann updates warning with "exceptionally cold" weather on the way
- February 25, 2018

Meanwhile the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has announced contingency measures for the duration of the cold spell, with extra emergency beds and additional services in place. "Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week". Temperatures will fall to as low as -3° overnight with a widespread sharp to severe frost. Air and ground temperatures, Met Eireann says, will be five to 10 degrees below normal, with significant chill and "penetrating severe frosts". (more...)
Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case
- February 25, 2018

One was held in downtown San Diego outside the California Democratic Convention, where hundreds of union supporters gathered for the "Working People's Day of Action" event. NY is one of 28 cities, including Washington D.C., Chicago, and Philadelphia, that is holding demonstrations supporting unions and workers' rights Saturday. (more...)
Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiator register first wins in Pakistan Super League Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiator register first wins in Pakistan Super League
- February 25, 2018

Savour every wicket, catch and victory with the best food deals in Pakistan and win PSL goodies!' With Cricket South Africa deciding to rest Imran Tahir for the ongoing T20I series between India and South Africa, the leg-spinner has chose to ply his trade for Multan Sultans in this edition of the Pakistan Super League. (more...)
Florida School Cop Took No Action During Last Week's Fatal Shooting Florida School Cop Took No Action During Last Week's Fatal Shooting
- February 25, 2018

Israel said that Deputy Scott Peterson was outside of the building during the time of the shooting . And he said the revelation of the deputy's inaction was further vindication for his proposal to arm teachers who - unlike law enforcement - know their schools and "love their students". (more...)
What teachers say they'd rather be armed with instead of guns What teachers say they'd rather be armed with instead of guns
- February 25, 2018

He said , "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks". "We're well on the way to solving that disgusting problem", he said. "But it's not enough, and we're going to make sure they know it's not enough and is not solving our problems". (more...)
UhuRuto proud after Dickson Chumba reigns supreme at Tokyo Marathon UhuRuto proud after Dickson Chumba reigns supreme at Tokyo Marathon
- February 25, 2018

Shitara finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 11 seconds, finishing 41 seconds back of the Kenyan and breaking the Japanese record Toshinari Takaoka set when he finished third at the 2002 Chicago Marathon. The time shattered her personal record of 2:27:03. Amos Kipruto of Kenya was third in 2:06:33, while defending champion Wilson Kipsang of of Kenya retired before the halfway mark. (more...)
Democrat memo defends inquiry into Trump campaign links to Russian Federation Democrat memo defends inquiry into Trump campaign links to Russian Federation
- February 25, 2018

The top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, has said the rebuttal was needed to correct the " many distortions and inaccuracies" in a Republican memo released on February 2. "Just confirms all of the awful things that were done". Carter Page was targeted for recruitment in 2013 by a pair of Russians indicted by the US government. (more...)
Pedirán sesión especial para tratar el aborto legal Pedirán sesión especial para tratar el aborto legal
- February 25, 2018

Esta manifestación fue organizada por la autodenominada "Campaña Nacional por el Aborto Legal, Seguro y Gratuito " con vistas al paro de mujeres previsto para el 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, promovido por organizaciones feministas. (more...)
Federal Govt delegation arrives Yobe over missing schoolgirls Federal Govt delegation arrives Yobe over missing schoolgirls
- February 25, 2018

Apart from the ministers, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was also in Damaturu on a sympathy visit. "I blame the whole attack on Dapchi on the military and the defence headquarters who withdrew troops from Dapchi". A roll-call at the girls' school in the village of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Tuesday showed 91 students were absent. Most of the expenditure are in form of support for the military, the state said. (more...)
Trump tweets support for arming teachers, says 'up to states' Trump tweets support for arming teachers, says 'up to states'
- February 25, 2018

One of those attendees was Ariana Klein, a student at the affluent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , where Nikolas Cruz , 19, reportedly came on the campus and killed 17 people, mostly students, with his AR-15 style rifle that he'd legally obtained. (more...)
Labour backs staying in customs union after Brexit Labour backs staying in customs union after Brexit
- February 25, 2018

The shadow Brexit secretary warned it was now "crunch time" for Theresa May over her approach to the customs union, and said it would be "better" to reach "bold" new trade agreements by working with the EU. "We've long championed being in a customs union with the EU and the benefits of that", he said. He added: 'Obviously it's the only way of realistically to get tariff free access. (more...)

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