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USA allows Syrians to stay for another 18 months


But they say the Homeland Security Department won't re-designate Syria as having conditions preventing citizens from returning safely. But Syrians who entered the United States after August 2016 will be excluded from the programme despite the deteriorating conditions at home. Read More »

Dima Hasao Violence: Assam CM Invites Groups for Talks


The 48-hour district bandh called a day later by the people to protest killing of two youths in police firing also ended with no new untoward incident happening. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday, invited a number of social groups of the district for a discussion, in order to defuse the fury of angry citizens. Read More »

Polar Plunge raises $34000 for Special Olympics Alberta


Schriml said the Polar Bear Plunge has developed over the years and around 2002 a costume contest was added to give people different ways to participate in this unusual event. The event allows participants to take a quick dip in frigid waters to raise money for the organization in their respective state. Held in the Spring each year, this year's Wawa Day will celebrate the athletes participating in the Special Olympics Unified Sports programs. Read More »

Capturing the rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon'


The next time all three celestial events line up will be in 2037. The changing colour of the moon seen from Jakarta, Indonesiam as the eclipse progressed. 31, 2018, seen from the Brooklyn borough of NY. Chinese folklore once interpreted the lunar eclipse as the moon being eaten up by a heavenly dog, and people would play drums and burn fireworks to drive the heavenly dog away. Read More »

Rajasthan By-polls: Daunting task for BJP to retain it's seats

In an extremely close fight, the BJP and Congress have been taking leads alternatively in all three Rajasthan seats. BJP's Sandeep Banerjee jump to second position with 30220 votes. Over 76% of the electorate in West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and 75.3% in the Noapara Assembly seat voted in Monday's bypolls , where the ruling TMC is locked in a high voltage battle with the BJP and the CPI-M. Read More »

Ireland's Eurovision entry for 2018 is another ballad


Caplice who releases music as Kolumbus, from Stratford-on-Slaney in Wicklow, co-wrote the song entitled Together with Laura Elizabeth Hughes and Ryan O'Shaughnessy a year ago. "I plan on doing Ireland proud by bringing a song and performance to Eurovision that we haven't seen since the days of "Rock and Roll Kids" . "Ryan is honestly one of the most talented and attractive humans I have ever met and I'm so glad he gets to give it life in Portugal this May". Read More »

De Villiers out of first three ODIs

But I'm pretty confident about all the guys in the team". "That said, changes could happen any time". He could be playing at No. 4 given there will be pace on offer throughout the innings in conditions in South Africa and England, where the World Cup will be played. Read More »

'Honey-trapped': Indian Air Force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan detained


The IAF officer held on suspicion of spying may have been honey trapped, a preliminary probe has suggested. The "unwanted" activities were discovered by the IAF during routine counter-intelligence surveillance, the sources said. Later the officer was in touch with his handlers through multiple social media platforms. The investigators are also examining whether the officer has passed on any sensitive information to anyone else. Read More »

Taliban active in 70 percent of Afghanistan, BBC study finds


However, other details including the size, attrition, and performance of Afghan forces continues to be limited, despite being made available in previous quarters. As Gresback confirmed "human error", the coalition provided some data that had been restricted. The Pentagon did not comment directly, but pointed to the latest figures by the NATO-led coalition asserting that about 56 percent of Afghanistan's territory was under Afghan government control or influence, Reuters reports. Read More »

Trump Asked Rosenstein If He's on President's 'Team'


He then asked the official if he was on his "team", to which Rosenstein reportedly replied, "Of course, we're all on your team, Mr. President". As a further sign of the President's focus on Rosenstein's testimony, one of the sources said Trump also had suggested questions to members of Congress that they could ask Rosenstein. Read More »

Nassar faces another round of sentencing, victims in court


Cunningham, like Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in Ingham County, is allowing women and girls who were not involved in this specific court case to share their experiences at the sentencing hearing. His third hearing comes after the USA Gymnastics board of directors were told they must all resign or face termination proceedings. Steve Penny resigned as USA Gymnastics president in March 2017, and USAG chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley resigned as well ... Read More »

Afghan interior minister, secret agency chief reach Pakistan

The officials would present evidence of Pakistani Taliban€™s involvement in the latest wave of high-casualty attacks in Kabul to Chief of the Army Staff Gen. The Ghani government has accused the Haqqani network, enjoying safe heavens In Pakistan, of masterminding the attacks. Pakistan and Afghanistan share strained bilateral relationship. Read More »

EIU Democracy Index: Bangladesh slips to 92th position


The title describing the 2017 index is " Free speech under attack ". The report was made public yesterday. Only top-19 countries have been classified as "full democracies", while the hybrid regimes include Pakistan (110th), Bangladesh (92nd), Nepal (94th) and Bhutan (99th). Read More »

Trump to release controversial Republican 'memo'


The committee voted to release the four-page memo on Monday. On Saturday, The Washington Post reported that last week President Trump requested to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that the FISA abuse memo be made public . Read More »

U.S. crude output passes 10 mln bpd for first time…


USA natural gas production in the lower 48 states rose to a new all-time high of 86.3 billion cubic feet per day in November, up from the prior record of 84.0 bcfd in October, according to EIA's 914 production report. Kuwait Petroleum Corp expects to spend over $500 billion as it boosts its crude oil production capacity to 4.75 million barrels per day in 2040, the national oil firm said on Wednesday. Read More »

Train carrying Sen. Daines, GOP lawmakers to retreat hits truck


Sen. Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was among those on an Amtrak train that hit a large truck that was on the tracks, killing the truck driver, on Wednesday morning. Zeldin said local law enforcement officials are patrolling the area as nearly every Republican Congressional lawmaker was on the train. "I am fine", Westerman said. Read More »

Russia to send home all N. Korean migrant workers by 2019

One night, he said he fainted from exhaustion and lost his limbs when a train pulled away. He endured multiple amputations, and his siblings ate dirt so that he could have their allotment of food as he recovered. "It is possible he has them, so we have to place the bet that he might have them, but he hasn't demonstrated them", Selva, the second highest-ranking USA military official, added. Read More »

Trump honors parents of teen girls slain by MS-13 gang


Sessions also said that authorities worked with "our worldwide allies to arrest or charge more than 4,000 MS-13 members". Trump during his speech recognized the House majority whip, who was shot at a congressional baseball team practice previous year, during the address, calling him "the legend from Louisiana". Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation has 'grave concerns' about accuracy of GOP memo


But Hogan Gidley, the White House deputy press secretary, told CNN that the vote has no bearing for Trump because if he takes no action, the memo will become public . He said the committee agreed to let House members read it and would consider making it public after that. He added that the Democratic memo has not yet gone through the full vetting process. Read More »

Able to Maintaining Good Volume: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD)

The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Thursday, August 24. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to investors. Cwm accumulated 20 shares. TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) pays an annual dividend of $0.84 with a yield of 1.51%. The firm primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. Read More »

Gov. McMaster asks South Carolinians to 'Stand for the Flag'


Templeton's campaign has become a serious threat to McMaster over the last few months, almost matching the veteran politician in fundraising even after he held an event last fall starring US president Donald Trump . Before South Carolinians hit the couch, recliner, bar stool or chair to watch the Super Bowl, their governor wants them on their feet. Sunday's Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles features former USC Gamecocks Stephon Gilmore and Alshon ... Read More »

SNP budget deal imposes 'Iron Age' Greens levy on the better off


Finance secretary Derek Mackay has said he will extend the Scottish government's commitments on public sector pay to ensure all employees earning up to £36,500 receive a minimum 3 per cent pay increase, so that three-quarters of public sector workers see an inflationary pay rise. Read More »

Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl


Jabbing at the scene of chaos from last week when the Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship in Philadelphia. But, as could be expected, it didn't work . Their aim? To keep the city's notoriously raucous football fans from scaling the poles and potentially damaging them (and themselves) if fans flooded the street to celebrate in the event of a win. Read More »

Texas Orders Probe into Karolyi Ranch Sex Abuse Allegations


USA Gymnastics terminated its relationship with the Karolyi Ranch earlier this month during a sentencing hearing for former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for criminal sexual conduct. The Bela Karolyi's Camp posted on its website that it was ending its yearly camp after almost four decaes of "spiriting young gymnasts towards greatness in sport". Read More »

A look at Bruce McArthur's alleged victims


Canadian police say that they are in the midst of an "unprecedented" investigation as they search for more victims of an alleged serial killer . Toronto police officers monitoring the movements of accused serial killer Bruce McArthur made a decision to apprehend the 66-year-old landscaper shortly after they saw a young man enter his Thorncliffe Park apartment on January 18, a source confirmed to CTV News. Read More »

Super blue blood moon delights skywatchers


To have a full coverage, combined with super blue moon was special for these viewers, especially since we got to experience the total solar eclipse previous year, "To have the two of them to happen a few months from each other is amazingly lucky for all of us", says Maxine Nietz from Carson City. Read More »

Israeli group sues New Zealanders for cancellation of Lorde concert


It is the latest pushback by Israelis against global BDS efforts, which aim to pressure Israel into complying with worldwide law vis-à-vis its policies toward the Palestinians. "I am learning all the time too". Shortly afterwards, Lorde announced she would no longer be visiting Tel Aviv as part of her "Melodrama" world tour. Read More »

Genus (GNS) Receives "Hold" Rating from Liberum Capital

This Morning, 30 January, Ig Group Holdings (LON:IGG)'s Hold rating was kept by Shore Capital in a research note. The stock of The Unite Group plc (LON:UTG) has "Add" rating given on Wednesday, March 8 by Numis Securities. About 12,298 shares traded. McBride plc (LON:MCB) has 0.00% since January 31, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. 49,370 are owned by Raymond James And Assoc. Read More »

Little Boy Found On Texas Beach Had Been Abused


The unidentified boy washed ashore near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd on October 20. "In an effort to exhaust all possible routes to identify 'Little Jacob, ' the Galveston Police Department is now releasing a photograph of the boy in hopes that someone seeing the true likeness of the child will confirm their suspicions that they know who this is and that they can help us identify him and the circumstances surrounding his death", the statement reads. Read More »

PM Inaugurated Khelo India School Games


Chimdambaram said, continuing his tirade against the Modi-led BJP the Centre for its various initiatives. Just as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was arriving in Zurich to attend the annual World Economic Forum (he was the first Prime Minister of India to do so in 20 years) held in Davos, Switzerland from January 23 to 26, the International Monetary Fund gave a tick to the Indian economy, saying that it remains a "bright spot" on the global landscape with strong growth. Read More »

North Korean athletes likely to travel to South by chartered plane

Bishop Lee of Uijeongbu, which borders North Korea, said: "North Korea's participation is meaningful as it is a step forward to a new era of peace by ending the long-lasting struggles". "When else would I be able to visit North Korea?" Abe may advise Moon to raise pressure on North Korea, rather than ramping up engagement, which is the South Korean leader's hope following détente between Seoul and Pyongyang. Read More »

Eurosports to bring Winter Olympics to Windows Mixed Reality users


On Jan. 20, Bach chaired a meeting of representatives from South and North Korea and produced a landmark agreement on a joint Korean march at the opening ceremony and a unified women's ice hockey team. Alibaba will send to South Korea between 200 and 300 employees from across all its management teams, Tung said, adding that he wants the "organizers to see how the operations could be made more efficient, effective and secure". Read More »

3 key quotes from Trump's first State of the Union, explained


In his first State of the Union Address , President Donald Trump hailed a sweeping package of tax cuts that he signed into law just before Christmas, as he pledged to lawmakers of both parties that his administration would continue to find ways to improve economic growth in America, calling on both parties to join together in bipartisan unity on hard issues like immigration . Read More »

German FM skewers Israeli leaders' opposition to two-state solution

The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi noted that only negotiations based on a two-state solution could bring an end to the conflict and pledged that "Egypt would spare no effort to support this". In a thinly veiled threat about cutting off aid, he said some members of Israel's cabinet were "explicitly against the two-state solution" but that such a solution "has always been the foundation of our engagement for Israeli-Palestinian peace and for the large amount of funding" from ... Read More »