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China increases defence budget to USD 175 bn

China increases defence budget to USD 175 bn Although slightly higher than the previous two years, the growth rate is the third time to dip into the single digit since 2013, following 7.6 percent in 2016 and 7 percent in 2017. Heavy government infrastructure spending was a major driver behind China's forecast-beating growth a year ago, but Beijing has been cracking down in recent months on some rail and road projects launched by local gove... [Full Article...]

West Virginia Teacher Strike Still On After Senate Cuts Promised Raise

West Virginia Teacher Strike Still On After Senate Cuts Promised Raise The Senate has realized their mistake and is working to find a parliamentary way to recall the bill and fix the mistake. "This might be one of the craziest legislative screw-ups in WV legislative history ", the WVEA, said on their Facebook page . [Full Article...]

China defends planned scrapping of presidential term limits

China defends planned scrapping of presidential term limits In February, the Chinese Communist party announced it was ending the two-term limitfor presidents. China's annual parliament gathering kicks off on Monday as Xi presses ahead with efforts to ward off financial risks without undermining the economy. [Full Article...]

Kashmir University students protest against killings in Shopian

Kashmir University students protest against killings in Shopian On Monday morning, one more bullet-riddled body was found at the scene of occurrence. Following the incident, an FIR was registered by J&K police against Major Aditya Kumar of 10-Garwal and his unit on murder (section 302) and attempt to murder (section 307) charges. [Full Article...]

Pari First Weekend Collection: Anushka Sharma's Film Struggled For Big Numbers

Pari First Weekend Collection: Anushka Sharma's Film Struggled For Big Numbers Anushka Sharma's much-anticipated horror flick ' Pari' has been performing slow at the ticket counters. So if the film of Anushka Sharma just recovers more than 12 crores in its opening weekend it will get a tag of hit. It earned around 3 crores. The movie took off on a slow start on Friday, sharing the dias with Pulkit Samrat's Veere Ki Wedding . This is Anushka's first released movie s... [Full Article...]

Oscars Best Picture Mistake in 2017 - What Went Wrong, What Happened Next?

Oscars Best Picture Mistake in 2017 - What Went Wrong, What Happened Next? Warren , 80, and Faye , 77, are most known for their leading roles in Bonnie and Clyde . What followed was unprecedented live TV chaos as La La Land was proclaimed the victor before the mistake was corrected on stage and the Oscar given to the rightful victor, Moonlight . [Full Article...]

Teaser leaked, team to take legal action

Teaser leaked, team to take legal action The teaser for the " Robot " sequel was shown in the USA at a conference, and some miscreants chose to leak the first look, shooting it secretly on their mobile phones. Meanwhile, the release of 2.0 has been postponed from 27 April. Rajini fans are extremely unhappy with the leakage of the teaser. This, though, might not be possible with 2.0 as the VFX for the film still needs to be completed. [Full Article...]

The 90th Annual Academy Awards

The 90th Annual Academy Awards When host Jimmy Kimmel opened the show , he poked fun (ending the night with, "I wish I was a woman, I really do"), but he more strikingly called out, with great specificity, pay inequity and underrepresentation of women. When Kobe Bryant accepted the Oscar for best animated short , he called out Fox News host Laura Ingraham , who last month said National Basketball Association players L... [Full Article...]

'You are evil': Mother breaks down at New York killer nanny trial

'You are evil': Mother breaks down at New York killer nanny trial Krim found her children dead in the bath after rushing home in a panic with her third child Nessie after discovering Ortega had not taken Lucia to her dance class as planned. At the time of the children's deaths, she was living in Manhattan with her son, sister and niece, police said. By some measures, she had a close relationship with her employers. [Full Article...]

Winter storm watch to begin Sunday evening, stunting travel

Winter storm watch to begin Sunday evening, stunting travel Occasional snow will continue on Tuesday, with another one to two inches of accumulation possible. Localized amounts of up to a foot are possible, the weather service said. Highs should be near 38 Monday and 36 Tuesday, with lows around 29 overnight Monday into Tuesday and 19 overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A preliminary snow forecast calls for several inches of accumulation, with the pote... [Full Article...]

Friday's weather; Heavy snowfalls overnight with Status Red warning in place

Friday's weather; Heavy snowfalls overnight with Status Red warning in place There will be no Bus √Čireann services in Leinster and Munster tomorrow and Friday. "Temperatures will stay close to freezing over Ulster, but they will rise to between 3 and 6 degrees elsewhere, best along the south coast". Public transport will resume later today - with Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Luas all confirming that no services will resume before noon and full schedules will not be ope... [Full Article...]

Italian election points to stalemate

Italian election points to stalemate Meanwhile, the Democratic Party (PD) of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi seems to have lost the election after governing for the last five years, and it will be the third-largest political force, according to the early exit polling. If they actually win, other parties can woo them away to beef up their own ranks. He pointed out that members of the parties that were about to win the election "hav... [Full Article...]

Hearing begins over prominent Cardinal's alleged sex abuse

Hearing begins over prominent Cardinal's alleged sex abuse The details of the allegations against the cardinal have yet to be released to the public, though police have described the charges as "historical" sexual assault offences - meaning the crimes that are alleged to have occurred decades ago. Magistrate Belinda Wallington granted permission for a support person from the witness assistance program to accompany the complainants as they give their evide... [Full Article...]

Britain's May sets out vision for post-Brexit trade with EU

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London . European Union officials have said May's approach amounts'cherry picking' the best bits of the EU's single market. Simon Coveney, who is also Ireland's foreign minister, told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show that he was "not sure that the European Union will be able to support" the plan, as it would be anxious about protecting the integrity of t... [Full Article...]

The Emoji Movie Wins(?) Big at the 2018 Razzie Awards

The Emoji Movie Wins(?) Big at the 2018 Razzie Awards Not only does it make The Emoji Movie the first animated feature to win those four awards, but it is also the most Razzies an animated feature has won. If you watched maybe ten movies last year, perhaps these results will suffice, but if you were at all committed to watching films both good and bad, this year's Razzie slate just wasn't up to par. [Full Article...]

Rafa Benitez disappointed by Newcastle's defensive mistakes in Liverpool defeat

Rafa Benitez disappointed by Newcastle's defensive mistakes in Liverpool defeat Handsome passing combinations and superb movement led to Roberto Firmino setting up Mane, with the Senegal forward - involved earlier in the sweeping attack - beating Dubravka with a super curling strike. And Lawrenson thinks Benitez, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, is used to working with better players than those at Newcastle, with better players able to implement his ... [Full Article...]

Oscars predictions 2018: Who the big winners will be

Oscars predictions 2018: Who the big winners will be Sure, I really enjoyed " Darkest Hour ", about Winston Churchill, and thought " Get Out " was unique in being able to brilliantly fuse comedy, horror and social commentary. What will people be talking about on the Oscars red carpet? "We did the dress code thing and now we're doing the work", said #MeToo founder Tarana Burke on the red carpet. [Full Article...]

Amazon to cease selling Google Nest's smart home devices

Amazon to cease selling Google Nest's smart home devices Nest , which makes smart home products including security cameras and thermostats, has been owned by Google since 2014 and only last month its CEO announced that its hardware division was merging with Google's. As a result of Amazon's decision, Nest chose to stop selling any of its products through Amazon, meaning the limited number of Nest devices listed on Amazon are expected to disa... [Full Article...]

East Coast storm hammers region, halts travel

East Coast storm hammers region, halts travel Flooding were expected to become severe and continue into Saturday. The storm , with about 80 million people in its path, could knock out power and flood some neighborhoods along the Atlantic coast Friday and Saturday. All inbound traffic to LaGuardia airport was also being held. "It looks like a war zone", she said, describing the scene in the coastal town near Boston where powerful wav... [Full Article...]

Barnaby Joyce says baby paternity a 'grey area'

Barnaby Joyce says baby paternity a 'grey area' During this time, the pair racked up a total expenses bill of $43,446 - including more than $25,000 for six VIP trips funded by the taxpayer. His relationship with Ms Campion, a former staffer in his office was revealed in February and then sparked scrutiny of his travel expenses and also claims of past harassment. [Full Article...]


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