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Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens Israel has suspended a plan to tax church properties in Jerusalem following a backlash. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says the order only applies to commercial properties owned by the churches - including hotels and office space. It is where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Israeli politicians are also threatening to confiscate the land before it falls "into the hands o... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin listed among 'compromised' states in 2016 election

Wisconsin listed among 'compromised' states in 2016 election They remain the only US state to "acknowledge actual compromise", reported NBC News. "Seven states" voter registration systems or websites were allegedly "compromised in a variety" of ways, with varying degrees of seriousness. A June 2017 Intercept report based on a leaked National Security Agency classified document ( remember Reality Winner? ) detailed Russians' gambit to hack a private ve... [Full Article...]

Children killed, wounded in Yemen air strike: United Nations

Children killed, wounded in Yemen air strike: United Nations The council then put to vote the Russian-drafted text, which won unanimous support of the 15 members of the council. Haley's statement comes as the Trump administration is considering nixing the Iran nuclear deal unless substantial changes are made, and Haley said that the Security Council "doesn't help" proponents of the deal. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges From Mueller's Team

Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges From Mueller's Team Unless Manafort strikes a deal with prosecutors, the former high-paid political consultant is expected to face the first trial to emerge from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to undermine the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Moderate to brisk polling underway in Meghalaya

Moderate to brisk polling underway in Meghalaya A total of 11,76,432 voters - 5,97,281 men, 5,79,151 women and 5,884 service voters - are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 195 candidates. The Congress in Nagaland is set to lose a lot with the poll predicting 0-4 seats with a vote share of 19.7 per cent, while others may get 6-10 seats with a vote share of 14.8 per cent, according to CVoter. [Full Article...]

Vero tops Apple's App store; Can subscription Social Network Sustain Hype?

Vero tops Apple's App store; Can subscription Social Network Sustain Hype? Vero argues that its subscription-based business model means that "customers, not advertisers" are in charge. Unlike Instagram , Vero is ad-free and displays posts in chronological order (in 2016, users became angry when Instagram changed its algorithm to display posts by popularity). [Full Article...]

Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain

Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain Around a third of Prezzo restaurants could be set to close as its parent company orders a restructuring, it has been reported. It also plans to close the Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga, also owned by the company. Casual dining restaurants and fashion retailers have come under particular strain as consumers cut back on discretionary spending amid falling real wages. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Political Shake-Up Promotes Younger Leaders

Saudi Arabia Political Shake-Up Promotes Younger Leaders The chief of staff was retired and replaced by First Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwayli while new chiefs were appointed to the country's air defense and land forces, according to royal decrees published by state media. A lot of them have been released after settling claims with the government. Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women who apply to join the army must also have... [Full Article...]

Local Muslims visit Kanchi mutt; pay respects to seer

Local Muslims visit Kanchi mutt; pay respects to seer Congress president Rahul Gandhi also condoled the death of Jayendra Saraswathi, "I'm saddened to hear about the death of Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham". The necessary rituals were performed by Vijayendra Saraswati, the 70th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt. He has enjoyed a good rapport with many high-level politicians across the nation. [Full Article...]

Indonesia strongly condemns USA plan to move embassy to Jerusalem in May

Indonesia strongly condemns USA plan to move embassy to Jerusalem in May A senior state department official says plans are under way to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. US President Donald Trump announced in December 2017 that he was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and would move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. [Full Article...]

Amazon buys 'smart' doorbell maker Ring

Amazon buys 'smart' doorbell maker Ring Ring's "camera technology is far superior to physical security ". Other acquired companies such as Twitch and Audible also run as separate entities on Amazon .com, notes The Verge. That's a service through which delivery people can actually enter the homes of Amazon Prime members to drop off Amazon packages. Poppy covers a wide range of topics at Billionaire, having spent the past... [Full Article...]

Ex-presidents, friends, family pay respects to Billy Graham

Ex-presidents, friends, family pay respects to Billy Graham The 99-year-old evangelist and spiritual adviser to numerous presidents of both major political parties died last week at his North Carolina home. Graham's casket will remain in the Rotunda through March 1, the speaker's office said. "He showed his faith by his works and by his life". "Thank you. I'm glad to be here". Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, arrived for visi... [Full Article...]

Erdogan's "martyr" remark to young girl sparks opposition

Erdogan's Erdogan's visit to Algeria will be the second Turkish presidential trip to the country, while the visits to Mauritania and Mali are maiden presidential tours. He questioned whether the president would say the same for his own granddaughter. Erdogan met Algeria's Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia as officials of both sides signed several Memoranda of Understanding on co-operation on culture, security,... [Full Article...]

Some Sunshine Arrives To Start The Work Week

Some Sunshine Arrives To Start The Work Week Tuesday will begin sunny with increasing clouds during the afternoon/evening. The region has been under the influence of a stalled front and waves of low pressure riding along the boundary the last several days to keep plenty of clouds around along with the rounds of rain. [Full Article...]

Back To 1999! The Nokia 8110 Is Back

HMD Global debuted the Nokia 8110 alongside four new smartphones , including the Nokia 8 Sirocco , Nokia 7 Plus , Nokia 6 and Nokia 1 . Following last year's relaunch of the 3310 candy bar , its 2018 blast from the past is the curved Nokia 8110 slider phone. [Full Article...]

Mueller moves to dismiss charges against Rick Gates in Russian Federation probe

Mueller moves to dismiss charges against Rick Gates in Russian Federation probe He still faces a prison sentence of almost six years, but the special counsel has the ability to request a shorter sentence for him. As part of his plea deal, Gates agreed to cooperate with authorities in matters deemed relevant to the special counsel's investigation. [Full Article...]

World's Largest Seed Bank Hits One Million Unique Food Crops

World's Largest Seed Bank Hits One Million Unique Food Crops Norway's government announced the start-up grant would contribute to the construction of a new concrete access tunnel, and a service building for emergency power and refrigerating units. Luckily the vaults containing the seeds were not flooded but it was cause for concern. "This means it is more important than ever to ensure that seeds-the foundation of our food supply and the future of our agric... [Full Article...]

Knives out in Congress ahead of Bijepur bypoll results

Knives out in Congress ahead of Bijepur bypoll results The constituency is witnessing a triangular contest between ruling BJD , BJP and Congress . BJD candidate Rita Sahu secured 102871. Routray on Tuesday said that three leaders of the party spent money in the Bijepur Assembly constituency to defeat party candidate Pranay Sahu. [Full Article...]

Another Huawei P20 leak shows... a dual camera! The rollercoaster is intense

Another Huawei P20 leak shows... a dual camera! The rollercoaster is intense Bezels surrounding the display are quite thin, and just like another flagship phone from previous year, the P20 has a notch at the top of its display to house its front-facing camera. However, as per latest rumours, the P20 handset may also sport an Apple iPhone-like notch at the top. Taking a closer look at the image, the device seems to be running the Android 8.0 Oreo, given the logo on ... [Full Article...]

Chief Secretary hasn't resolved problems in ration delivery: Sisodia

Chief Secretary hasn't resolved problems in ration delivery: Sisodia The Joint Forum resolved that all Delhi Govt. employees will continue to work through formal written means of communication and continue their protest in the form of 5 minutes silence at 1.30 PM (lunch time) in all Govt. "We want a written apology from the CM". An official said if the proposals are passed, the Delhi government would make a provision for a separate fund in the state budget. [Full Article...]


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