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Commonwealth Games: England & Wales beaten in women's rugby sevens


Samuel Oliech converted his own try but couldn't inspire Kenya Sevens to victory. Shujaa had earlier began their campaign with a 26-10 win over Canada. Kenya bank on Canada to thrash New Zealand thoroughly for them to have a chance of making the medal bracket. South Africa's third and final pool game, against Kenya, kicks off at 04:27 on Saturday. Read More »

Zuckerberg Vs Congress: WTF Actually Happened?


While questions ranged from data privacy to prescription drug sales to employee diversity, most lines of inquiry highlighted the challenge of trying to grasp and confront Facebook's enormous power in consumers' lives, in ways most of its users don't completely understand. Read More »

Hearing set for man accused of killing housemate, hiding body


Anjuman Islamia president alleged that Wednesday's bandh call given by Jammu Bar Association was "part of a well-thought-out conspiracy to polarise communities in the state by giving a criminal act a communal colour". Once, Mujey said , James allegedly raped her in a vehicle parked in a school parking lot. When her family learned she never made it there, however, they reported her missing. Read More »

United States fires 'one-time shot' at Syria after chlorine attack


President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend. "We are your men, Bashar", they shouted. "I ask what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children", Trump said. Jarrod Agen, Vice President Mike Pence's deputy chief of staff, said Pence called congressional leaders from his hotel suite in Lima, Peru, to notify them of the president's plan to address ... Read More »

United Kingdom action in Syria nears after Theresa May wins Cabinet approval


US President Donald Trump announced the military action from the White House. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime", the president said of the April 7 incident. The president called the attack "the crime of a monster " in his address to the nation. "UN resolutions have been taken, and today we might be outside the framework of these resolutions, but we are within the framework of worldwide law: This dictator is ... Read More »

Lawyers for Trump's Personal Attorney Set for Friday Court Appearance


The hearing was set for Monday afternoon. Cohen's lawyers, for their part, have asked to review the material for themselves, a proposal which the Manhattan prosecutors are fighting. The Justice Department filing was in response to a request by Cohen for a temporary restraining order that would prevent law enforcement from reviewing certain material seized by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Monday. Read More »

US eyes eight potential strike targets in Syria


Activists reported that government forces vacated strategic potential targets, including air bases around the country in apparent preparation for incoming strikes. "I think that, when you look back at President Obama sending the USA troops into Syria at the time he did, he also had to deal with this type of situation, because we are going after a named terrorist group that was not actually named in the AUMF that put them in", he said. Read More »

Man arrested after allegedly shooting into Salisbury home


Local men now patrol the area at night because they no longer trust the police. The trio were arrested for violent disorder when police, including firearms officers, were called to reports of an altercation and one man armed with a knife in Gibbfield Close at 4pm. Read More »

UN Secretary-General on Syria: 'The Cold War is back'


Antonio Guterres has told a United Nations meeting, held at Russia's request, that all countries should "act responsibly in these unsafe circumstances". Worldwide chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people. Read More »

Syrian army won't be deterred by United States strike


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Thursday that threats of Western military action in response to an alleged chemical attack would only lead to further chaos in the region. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no additional strikes were planned. "So today, the nations of Britain, France and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality". Read More »

Cosby lawyer launches fierce attack on accuser


So I had nothing against him in particular. And I'm telling the real story!" adding, "I put my hand on the Bible and I swore. Cosby is on trial, once again, facing three charges of aggravated indecent assault against the former Temple University employee. Read More »

United Kingdom backs U.S. military action in Syria


May said intelligence and open source accounts indicated that the Syrian government was behind the attack in Douma last Saturday. The strike, conducted with the United States and France, was "limited and targeted", created to minimise any civilian casualties, May said. Read More »

US President Donald Trump orders missile strikes on Syria


A US official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles. This photograph obtained April 14, 2018 from the Twitter account of French defence minister, Florence Parly, shows French military aircraft ahead of strikes on Syrian military bases and research centres in Damascus. Read More »

First Republic's 1Q profit climbs 13% on surge in loan demand

BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 18.43% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.48% the S&P500. The company at the end of 2017Q4 was priced at $27.80M. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 56% are positive. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, November 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Read More »

Indian athletes barred for breaching "no-needles" policy


Uganda is 14th with three gold, two bronze, Kenya are 15th with two gold, five silver and six bronze. Team manager Namdev Shirgaonker, one of three officials strongly reprimanded for his role in the breach of the policy, claimed Thakur was heading to the airport for his flight home when he was called back to appear in front of the CGF Medical Commission along with Babu and Thodi. Read More »

Meden Sells 10000 Shares of Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Stock


The stock increased 0.35% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $55.2. The stock's traded 1.11 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 1.86 million shares. Analysts await Nordstrom, Inc . Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. For the past 5 years, The Company's EPS growth has been almost -4.40%. Read More »

Connecticut Substitute Teacher Gets Sacked for Overseeing Student Fight Club


Police say cellphone videos show 23-year-old Ryan Fish encouraging students as they slapped each other in the middle of a classroom at Montville High School. The student also said Fish "moved things out of the way" so the students didn't bump into them and "the fight would last longer", the warrant says. Police collected at least eight videos over the course of their investigation, which chronicle several fights between students aged 14 to 16 last October. Read More »

Avenfield case: NAB court grants one-day exemption to Nawaz, Maryam


Zia, an additional director at the Federal Investigation Agency, headed the Panama case joint investigation team (JIT) which probed the Sharif family's assets a year ago. She asked who were those 40. "The verdicts remind us of Musharraf's era when Nawaz Sharif was convicted in a plane-hijacking case because the military dictator failed to prove corruption charges against him", she said. Read More »

Syria attack 'fabricated', Russian Federation says


Syria's attempt to shelter aircraft, perhaps by locating them alongside Russian military hardware that Washington might be reluctant to hit, could limit damage that the USA and its allies might be able to inflict on Assad's military. On a cost-benefit analysis, the Kremlin has more to lose from any escalation or prolonging of the seven-year-old, multi-sided Syria conflict, now that their longtime ally Assad, thanks to Russian and Iranian military assistance, has swung the ... Read More »

Teacher accused of running student "fight club" in class


He was sacked on October 10. Outside court, he said he was sorry, nbcconnecticut reported. He said he knew what he did was wrong and should have reported it to administration, the state police report says. One of the first videos was brought to the school's attention by a parent. It also showed an adult employee, identified as Fish, standing in the background. Read More »

Our Support is still needed by Puerto Rico


A single tree fell on top of a main power line in Cayey, Puerto Rico, causing a massive outage that left nearly 900,000 customers in the dark as the USA territory is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Amy Tidd is with the National Nurses United and has been to Puerto Rico with 2 delegations since Maria. Backup generators at the island's main public hospital and worldwide airport kicked in following Thursday's outage. Read More »

Czech-born Oscar winning director Miloš Forman dies at 86


Forman was born in the Czech town of Caslav on February 18, 1932, but moved to the United States after the Communist crackdown on the "Prague Spring" uprising in 1968. Together, the films received 13 Oscars under various categories. Forman was a leading personality of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s. The director is a two-time Oscar victor for the films " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest " and " Amadeus ". Read More »

Russian UN envoy warns against U.S. military action on Syria


U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said global chemical weapons experts have arrived in Syria to determine whether chemical weapons were used, but not who is to blame. "France will shoulder its responsibility to end an intolerable threat to our collective security". She also accused the Assad government of using chemical weapons on its own citizens on at least 50 occasions , and added that Russian Federation failed to uphold a 2013 agreement by which Syria would dispose of all its ... Read More »

Woman's body found in Northern California river where Valencia family vanished

The woman had not been formally identified but Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman earlier said the body was believed to have been one of the people in the vehicle. Authorities received reports of child welfare concerns in three different states involving the Hart family prior to the family's fatal crash, records and interviews show. Read More »

Day before Ambedkar Jayanti, another statue vandalised in UP


In his released message, President Kovind stated, "On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar , I pay my homage to this icon of our national life, and extend my warm greetings to all fellow citizens". He was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate in economics overseas. The renaming of the chowk was to commemorate Ambedkar, who is remembered as the " Architect of the Indian Constitution". Read More »

Syria downs most missiles of US, UK, France - Russia


We are ready to start working right now with all countries who want to participate", Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at a press conference. French involvement in the Western military strikes on Syria deprived Paris of an opportunity to play the role of an independent actor at the global arena, French right-wing National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Saturday. Read More »

Influential Analyst Rating Changes: PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), Equifax Inc. (EFX)

The hedge fund run by Ricky Sandler held 1.76 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $207.94 million, up from 1.01 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $132.00 price target (up previously from $127.00) on shares of Equifax in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Read More »