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Israeli man stabbed to demise at West Financial institution settlement

Israeli man stabbed to demise at West Financial institution settlement A Palestinian man suspected of killing a rabbi last month near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank was shot dead, the authorities said on Tuesday. Before dawn on Tuesday, Ahmad was found by Israeli forces, which included the Shabak intelligence and elite units, in the village of Yamoun, some nine kilometres from his hometown of Jenin. [Full Article...]

Larry Nassar sentenced to prison following numerous sexual assault claims

Larry Nassar sentenced to prison following numerous sexual assault claims The latest sentence stems from abuse he committed at the Twistars gymnastics training centre in MI, where victims said in court they were referred to Nassar for treatment and were molested. In addition to describing Nassar's abuse, many women who spoke about their time at Twistars said Nassar was the good guy compared to Twistars owner John Geddert. [Full Article...]

USA starts Iraq withdrawal after defeat of Islamic State

USA starts Iraq withdrawal after defeat of Islamic State According to one senior official who spoke to AP, 60 percent of the American troops now in Iraq will be withdrawn as part of the agreement, leaving around 4,000 to train the Iraqi military. While the US has closely supported key Iraqi military victories over the Islamic State in places like Mosul, some of the Shiite-led paramilitary forces with close ties to Iran have called for the withdrawal o... [Full Article...]

Alastair Leithead on the daring investigator who took on ivory poachers

Alastair Leithead on the daring investigator who took on ivory poachers A family member went to Mr Bradley-Martin's house on Sunday (local time) to check on him after he did not respond to phone calls, and found the body on a bed with a stab wound to the neck, said Nicolas Kamwende , head of criminal investigations in the capital, Nairobi. [Full Article...]

Administration Expects Russia to Uphold the Obama-Negotiated Nuclear Limits Trump Criticized

Administration Expects Russia to Uphold the Obama-Negotiated Nuclear Limits Trump Criticized The United States of America now has 660 deployed Minuteman-III Inter-continental Ballistic Missiles, Trident-II, Submarine-launched ballistic missiles and B-2A and B-52H heavy bombers in its nuclear arsenal for deterrence. The New START Treaty was signed in Prague on April 8, 2010 by then U.S. President Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and came into force on February 5, 201... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China

Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China Underneath the Gorilla Glass 3 is a 1.28-inch transflective colour display - this display is the key to the long battery life. Xiaomi seems to have fixed both of those pain points with the launch of Amazfit Bip. It comes with IP68 rating and is resistant to dust, rain and splashing. Sensors on the watch include optical heart rate sensor for heart rate zones, 3-axis accelerometer, Air pressur... [Full Article...]

Paris attack suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial

Paris attack suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial Asked why he was refusing to stand, Abdeslam said: "I'm exhausted, I did not sleep". The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court on Monday, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest almost two years ago. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north

Syrian Army deploys new air defenses in north More than 340,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which began in 2011 with anti-government protests but morphed into a brutal civil war, pulling in world powers and attracting jihadist fighters from around the globe. Located in northern Syria near the Turkish border, Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone according to a cease-fire agreement last May reached in Kazakhstan's capital As... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped

Julian Assange fails in attempt to have British arrest warrant dropped However, a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court said it remains valid. Had the judge ruled in Assange's favor, he would have been free to leave the embassy without being arrested on the British warrant. A courtroom defeat means Assange still faces arrest for jumping bail, although British police no longer maintain a round-the-clock security presence outside the embassy. [Full Article...]

'Tsunami Warning' Test Alert Went Out to Some in SC

'Tsunami Warning' Test Alert Went Out to Some in SC Officials said it appeared to be an issue with the popular Accuweather app. From New York and Boston to the Carolinas and Florida, people who received the alerts took to Twitter to inquire about what exactly was happening. "We are now trying to find out how a message went out as a warning". He said the National Weather Service is trying to sort out what happened. The alert appeared as a no... [Full Article...]

Democratic, GOP lawmakers: Memo doesn't clear Trump in probe

After Nunes went to the White House , Democrats demanded Nunes recuse himself from his committee's investigation into Russian meddling. President Donald Trump says a GOP memo declassified on Friday "totally vindicates " him in the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

What is Female Genital Mutilation?

What is Female Genital Mutilation? Durga Nandini of Change.org, India said that first public evidence on the existence of FGM came in December 2015 in the form of an online petition asking for its ban supported by over 1 lakh people. - FGM is practised by both Muslim and Christian communities and by followers of some indigenous religions. The Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ) recognize that female genital mutilation underm... [Full Article...]

Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations

Government Halts Seven-Day Shutdown of Major Kenyan TV Stations The rights group said: "Police have failed to produce Miguna in court in accordance with court orders on both February 2 and February 5, as well as Kenyan law, which requires the accused to be brought to court within 24 hours". County Revenue Superviser Frank Omondi confirmed the death. Kenya police fired teargas on Monday to disperse a crowd of more than 100 demonstrators demanding that the gov... [Full Article...]

Global Stock Markets Selloff Accelerates

Global Stock Markets Selloff Accelerates The S&P 500 ended 7.8 percent down from its record high on January 26, with the Dow down 8.5 percent over that time. That had led some experts to warn that markets were overdue for a correction. In percentage terms, that was a steep drop of 4.6 per cent, taking it down to 24,346 points . Now, investors are nervous that we'll soon see higher inflation and interest rates. [Full Article...]

India to ink 12 pacts during Modi's visit

India to ink 12 pacts during Modi's visit After making the keynote address at the event, Modi is slated to meet Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum. "This is not a visit to a temple but it is fulfilment of the commitment given to our prime minister to look after the interest and demand of the Indian community living in the UAE", Mr Kumar said. [Full Article...]

Britain will 'categorically' leave customs union after Brexit

Britain will 'categorically' leave customs union after Brexit But since then European leaders have insisted that EU law must continue to apply in the United Kingdom throughout the transition period - expected to last around two years. "I think that we will arrive at something which suits us all". "That is such a hard question on so many different levels - I'm going to pass", she said. [Full Article...]

White House Plays Down Stock Market's Bad Day

White House Plays Down Stock Market's Bad Day Instead, he focused squarely on the positive. There he is touring the country, getting thousands of factories back, and now this happens. "The president is delivering on his promise to provide relief to middle-income families, make American businesses more competitive and grow our economy ", Mnuchin said. [Full Article...]

Knoxville police warn about child pornography circulating on Facebook

Knoxville police warn about child pornography circulating on Facebook Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force coordinates with police agencies throughout the state to identify those involved in child pornography. The video shows a man engaging in a sexual act with a young girl. The Montgomery Police Department has also arrested and charged a man with one count each of possession and dissemination of child pornography in connection with the video. [Full Article...]

Pence says missile defense is essential to US

Pence says missile defense is essential to US Washington has previously said it will not seek to initiate contact with North Koreans attending the South Korean Games, but it does want talks with Kim Jong-un in an effort to get him to abandon his nuclear programme. Pyongyang in 2014 proposed that the Mangyongbong-92 be used to send a cheering squad of around 350 members to the Asian Games in Incheon. "The vice president will be there with ... [Full Article...]

Actor John Mahoney, Dad On 'Frasier,' Dies At 77

Actor John Mahoney, Dad On 'Frasier,' Dies At 77 The cause of death was not immediately provided. Much of the comic spark in Frasier came from the relationship between the down-to-earth retired police officer Martin Crane and his pompous sons Frasier and Niles , played by Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce. [Full Article...]


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