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Maiduguri: 15 dead, 83 injured in Boko Haram attack


The Presidency has said the amnesty which President Muhammadu Buhari offered to repentant Boko Haram members will make them to be "useful to the nation". On Friday, four teenage female suicide bombers killed two people in Zawuya settlement on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Boko Haram split into two factions in 2016, and it's not clear which group is in talks with the government. Read More »

'Affluenza teen' set to be released from jail


Ethan Couch, the young Texas man at the center of the so-called affluenza case, was released from jail this morning. His mother is in jail for violating her the terms of her bond after being charged with helping her son flee to Mexico and Couch's father, who runs a sheet metal business, has not replied to requests for comment. Read More »

Firefighters Search for Teen in Griffith Park Drainage Ditch


The search began at 5254 W. Zoo Dr., she said, near the train museum in Griffith Park. Officials said Hernandez and friends had scaled a chain-link fence and were playing by an abandoned maintenance building, according to KABC. The LAFD also tweeted out a request for anyone who knew the whereabouts of Hernandez to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division at (323) 561-3211. Read More »

Japan's Abe to visit US to discuss North Korea with Trump


The prime minister said he will directly request Trump to bring up the issue of Japanese abductees in North Korea when the USA president meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit in May. Abe has said he wants to remind Mr. Trump of shorter-range missiles and other North Korean security threats for Japan, and seek USA help on the issue of Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago. Read More »

Shulkin says he was sacked via Trump tweet


On Sunday, however, Shulkin hit back at the ethics charges, saying that his firing was instead politically motivated. "The Senate has to make up their own mind and it's important to follow the process which is to do a proper vetting and I don't think there should be shortcuts in that", he remarked. Read More »

China imposes customs tariffs on 128 U.S. goods


China's Ministry of Commerce said it was suspending its obligations to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to reduce tariffs on 120 USA goods, including fruit and ethanol. "Even though China and the USA have not publicly said they are in a trade war , the sparks of such a war have already started to fly", the editorial said. Read More »

Augustine feeds Easter meal to those in need


CONTRIBUTING PHOTO Karen Evans coordinates meals for delivery and pick up around 700 meals. "I see so many people sitting around in the community that don't have anything, and I was fortunate enough to have some things, so I want to give back to somebody that doesn't", said Davis. Read More »

Jammu & Kashmir: 12 Terrorists killed, 3 Jawans martyred


A police spokesperson in a statement on Sunday evening asked citizens not to fall prey to "rumours" that are meant to disturb peace. Inspector General of Police ( Kashmir Range) S P Pani said this was extremely wonderful work done by Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with the army and CRPF . Read More »

Donald Trump says 'Dreamers' will not be protected from deportation


The first tweet was innocent enough, simply saying, " HAPPY EASTER! ". The president also threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ) if Mexico did not increase its border security and said that "ridiculous liberal" Democrats were preventing US border security agents from doing their jobs. Read More »

Croatian diplomat expelled from Moscow


On Friday, Russia said it would limit the size of the British diplomatic mission to Russia to match that of Moscow's mission in Britain . Sergei Skripal, 66, who was swapped in a spy exchange deal in 2010 and moved to England, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were found unconscious on a public bench in a shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4. Read More »

Mooi River Protest Halts N3 Easter Traffic; Looting Reported


The protest started around dawn. The N3 Toll Concession social media account confirmed continued protest action, and a video posted on Twitter (see below), allegedly shot at the scene, showed a burning beer truck being looted. Police said surrounding roads were also closed. ALSO READ: Police Minister Bheki Cele has parachuted in to quell the rampant civil disobedience which prompted the closure of the N3 at the Mooi River Toll Plaza on Monday. Read More »

Poulter wins in a playoff at the Houston Open


Just as he did on the 72nd hole, Hossler hit his first shot into a bunker on 18; however, this time he was unable to save it, immediately finding a second bunker and hitting his third shot over the hole and into the water. "So, to come out on Friday and shoot eight-under and then five-under on Saturday while today I was patient and I waited my time". It was his first victory since the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship event at Mission Hills in China in 2012. Read More »

Graeme Murty had every right to be furious, says Jamie Murphy


He brought me here and has me involved every week. "I've seen the penalty that was given against us. I said to go and stand up and I think we did in the second-half". "Everyone knew the first-half was unacceptable". "The first half was unacceptable for this club - you never want to be giving away goals and giving other teams a head-start in games". Read More »

Stephon Clark Protester Struck by Sacramento Sheriff's SUV


Sacramento police officers were looking for a person responsible for vandalizing cars in the area on the evening of March 18 when they came across Clark in the backyard of his grandmother's home. "It's more than color - it comes down to right and wrong", he said. Organizers say they were focusing on the role the Sheriff's Department played as it was the Sheriff's Department's helicopter that directed Sacramento Police Officers the night Clark was killed. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica Suspended CEO Agrees to Testify Before UK Parliament Again


And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. It has emerged the company was sold the 50 million Facebook profiles, data harvested by an app masquerading as a personality quiz. Facebook said it was made aware of the data harvesting in 2015, and had sought assurances from the firm that the personal data had been deleted. The whistleblower claimed that Cambridge Analytica had worked on "all kinds of projects" in India . Read More »

Costa Rica elections could turn on gay rights vote


Costa Rica was poised to discover who its next president will be after voting Sunday in an election that promised to be a close-run affair between an ultra-conservative evangelical preacher and an ex-minister from the ruling center-left party. Read More »

US Not Paid Much for 'Wall of Soldiers' in Korea


Under the terms of the new deal, the U.S. also will extend a 25% tariff on pickup-truck imports until 2041. "A renegotiated KORUS will strengthen our trade relationship with Korea, ensuring that the country continues to receive nutritious US dairy foods". Read More »

Deported Army Veteran Wins Fight For US Citizenship


During his time in Mexico, Barajas-Varela created the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana with the help of the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs in San Diego. He was deported after serving two years in prison and almost a year in detention for shooting at an occupied vehicle. He said he did not apply for naturalization during his military service because Army recruiters misled him into believing he would automatically become a citizen after serving. Read More »

Ranveer Singh injured, might not perform at the IPL 2018


The organizers are apparently in talks with the actor and if everything falls into place, the Super 30 actor will set the stage on fire with his fabulous dance moves. Ranveer is, however, not taking any breaks and will continue shooting for " Gully Boy " as per schedule", said the statement. Unfortunately, this means that the 32-year-old actor might not be performing at the IPL opening ceremony this year. Read More »

Airbnb To Share Information With Authorities On Guests In China


The local police will handle the guest information . Airbnb in China already requests passport details when booking accomodation and the platform stores the information and shares it with the police when required. Airbnb Inc.is making it easier for Chinese authorities to keep track of travellers in the country. The company sent out an email to its hosts in China on Thursday that advised them their information would now be shared with the Chinese government starting Friday. Read More »

Three soldiers martyred as 13 terrorists, four civilian killed in J&K encounter


While the gunfights at Anantnag's Dialgam and Shopian's Draggad have ended, another gunfight at Kachdoora village of Shopian is going on, Vaid said. At least four civilians were killed and dozens injured in the latest round of anti-India protests, which broke out after Indian troops launched counterinsurgency operations targeting mainly the southern parts of disputed Kashmir , where new-age rebels have revived militancy and challenged New Delhi's rule with guns and effective use of social ... Read More »

Donald Trump Calls Off DACA Deportation Deal

Donald Trump's first tweet of the day was an easter greeting, followed by three additional tweets explaining his decision to back off on the controversial DACA deal, which he'd promised to sign since day one of his presidency. In one, he also calls on Senate Republicans to take the "nuclear option", in other words, change Senate rules to allow legislation to move forward with a simple majority rather than 60 votes, thus avoiding Democratic opposition. Read More »

Telugu news presenter jumps to death from her house in Hyderabad


Reddy has blamed no one for the suicide. She suffered critical injuries to her head, a leg fracture and multiple blunt injuries, police said. Radhika had left a suicide note in her bag in which she wrote that he is taking the extreme step due to depression and that her brain is her enemy. Read More »

Red paint splashed on Trump International Golf Club sign in Florida


Vandal painted across the left entrance sign of the resort in Palm Beach Florida. It's unclear exactly when the vandalism happened. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department sent two vans to investigate the scene Saturday night and the Secret Service is also reportedly investigating the incident, according to White House press pool reports. Read More »

Trump appears to end DACA negotiations as migrant caravan marches toward US

The president also appeared to reiterate his call for Senate Republicans to invoke the "nuclear option" to abolish the filibuster. In a second tweet, Trump lashed out at Mexico and threatened to "stop" the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying Mexican authorities are not doing enough to secure the border with the United States. Read More »

Trump threatens Democrats, Mexico over DACA and border security

They want in on the act!" he added. President Trump said Sunday that there would be no deal to legalize the status of millions of "dreamers", undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, and directed congressional Republicans to pass tough new immigration legislation. Read More »

Trump family attends Easter service in Florida


Melania Trump holds a roundtable discussion on cyber safety with technology leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2018. They flow right through Mexico. It can't happen that way anymore. "Thank you!" He then went into the Easter ceremony. Tiffany and Melania stood by his side as he gave the remarks. Read More »