Friday April 20-th, 2018

There's been a massive update in the case of Serial's Adnan Syed There's been a massive update in the case of Serial's Adnan Syed

Syed is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his high-school ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee . "The instant case will be remanded for a new trial on all charges against Syed", the panel wrote in its statement . If the new trial does happen, n...

DoJ to Launch Review of FBI Surveillance Requests DoJ to Launch Review of FBI Surveillance Requests

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Republican members of Congress have demanded an investigation into whether the FBI properly handled requests for FISA surveillance warrants on President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Carter Page.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Extensive Wedding Day Security Measures Revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Extensive Wedding Day Security Measures Revealed

George's Chapel on the Windsor Castle estate, in a ceremony of 600 guests followed by a procession through the town. Thames Valley is in talks with the Home Office as to how the cost will be shared. Counter-terror measures will be enforced includin...

Russia Expels 60 US Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Retaliation Russia Expels 60 US Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Retaliation

Lavrov also said Russia would shut the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg in response to the U.S. decision to close the Russian Consulate in Seattle. A graphic published March 29 shows diplomatic measures announced against Russia by the U.S., Canada,...

North and South Korea set a date for summit meeting at border

Even more surprising was Mr Kim's pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. When asked whether such issues would shape the discussions between Kim and Moon, Cho said "Yes". Mr Kim met Mr Xi in a surprise visit to Beijing this week, his first tri...

With a Year to Go to Brexit, UK Economy Falls Behind With a Year to Go to Brexit, UK Economy Falls Behind

England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in a single day. Mrs May's tour began in Ayrshire, Scotland, where she visited a textile factory. I want to see us coming together, the four nations across the United Kingdom. In a statement outlining...

Criminal Deportee Escapes ICE Custody at JFK Airport Criminal Deportee Escapes ICE Custody at JFK Airport

The prisoner , who was previously arrested on a weapons charge, was about to be escorted onto a plane Tuesday as ICE agents removed his handcuffs while going through airport security, according to the New York Daily News. "An individual being tran...

READ: Aamer Anwar's full statement as Clara Ponsati granted bail READ: Aamer Anwar's full statement as Clara Ponsati granted bail

Clara Ponsati, Catalonia's former education chief and now a professor at the University of St Andrews, returned to Scotland in March after fleeing Spain with Mr Puigdemont. "The last few days have been hard, and Clara knows that there is a long r...

Kenyans make fun of JKIA drama with Miguna challenge Kenyans make fun of JKIA drama with Miguna challenge

Firebrand politician Miguna Miguna was deported last month during a crackdown by the government after a symbolic swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president. You can not chase me from my country of birth because you have guns", Miguna ...

Trump floats idea of using military funds for US-Mexico border wall Trump floats idea of using military funds for US-Mexico border wall

For the reallocation of budget, Trump will have to get approval from the Congress - which he is not likely to get. Trump on Friday threatened to veto the spending bill due to the lack of border wall funding and a fix for recipients of t...

Senate's top Republican wants hemp off controlled substances list Senate's top Republican wants hemp off controlled substances list

Brian Furnish, an eighth-generation tobacco farmer in Kentucky, has started making the switch to hemp production. Last year, 14 growers produced a total of 36 acres of hemp statewide . Tobacco production dropped sharply in Kentucky as the health h...

Fresh clashes in West Bengal over Ram Navami rallies Fresh clashes in West Bengal over Ram Navami rallies

Centre has also offered assistance of paramilitary forces in this regard. Fresh violence erupted in Asansol-Raniganj area on Wednesday following a clash between two groups in the area while a Ramnavami procession was organised. As scenes contin...

Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna

In response to European criticism of its cross-border operation to drive out Syrian Kurdish militia from the northwestern Syrian border enclave of Afrin, Erdogan said Turkey expected European backing. The EU should support its member states. The EU a...

Russian Federation announces 3-day mourning for mall fire victims Russian Federation announces 3-day mourning for mall fire victims

The latter has frequently been a venue for anti-government protests, and Tuesday's demonstration, attended by several thousand-people including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, quickly took on a political tone. About 660 firefighters worked to put o...

They've Handed Down A Sentence In The Vicki Momberg Trial They've Handed Down A Sentence In The Vicki Momberg Trial

Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 in connection with her rant, which started when she lashed out at a black police officer who had helped her after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesbur...

Q2 Weather: Rain and snow showers keep popping up

Tonight: Quiet with passing clouds. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a shower or two. Despite clouds staying mostly cloudy , Wednesday afternoon highs will still get into the middle & upper 40s. Unsettled? Yes. Washouts or big storms? No. A d...

WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe WH: No Talk of Pardons for Flynn or Manafort in Russia Probe

But the documents say the individual is an associate of Manafort's, and the description bears similarities to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian operative with long suspected ties to Russian intelligence. Three days after van der Zwaan's guilty...

Volkswagen goes full America with its truck concept Volkswagen goes full America with its truck concept

VW also used the New York auto show to present the Atlas Cross Sport concept . Officially making its public debut in the Big Apple is the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept. It also gets is own grille and lighting designs , and a front bumper...

Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection Benjamin Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection

A spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Tuesday that the Israeli leader was suffering from a high fever and cough and was subsequently taken to the Hadassah Medical Center to undergo a medical examination.

Missing Model Adea Shabani's Body Found in Shallow Grave in North California Missing Model Adea Shabani's Body Found in Shallow Grave in North California

Los Angeles Police Capt. Billy Hayes told a press conference: "We don't believe that was true". After she was reported missing, authorities said Spotz released a statement saying he traveled with Shabani to Northern California. Through an attorne...

No victor for Mega Millions No victor for Mega Millions

That's the fourth-largest sum in the game's history. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are now somewhere around 1 in 303 million, while the odds of winning Powerball are around 1 in 292 million. The highest-ever Mega Millions jackpot,...

Afghanistan thrash West Indies to win World Cup qualifying final Afghanistan thrash West Indies to win World Cup qualifying final

We've obviously qualified for the World Cup, which was our first priority and obviously, coming into the final, it means a lot to us to finish off the tournament well and win it. "Thanks for your prayers and support throughout the tournament", Rashid...

Voting underway for Egypt's presidential election Voting underway for Egypt's presidential election

Voting takes place from Monday to Wednesday, with polling stations opening at 9am and closing at 9pm. Security forces have been deployed nationwide to protect polling booths and armoured vehicles were stationed at several points around Cairo .

Policeman Killed In Bomb Attack On Egypt's Alexandria Policeman Killed In Bomb Attack On Egypt's Alexandria

The Interior Ministry said the explosive device had been placed under a vehicle and it detonated as the convoy passed by. The vehicle bomb exploded near a convoy transporting General Mostafa el-Nemr through a residential area of the Mediterranean c...

China open to tariff talks with United States but wants trade loss offset China open to tariff talks with United States but wants trade loss offset

China and the USA are in talks to avoid a possible trade war, with both sides expressing optimism that a deal can be reached. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview with a Fox TV program that the United States wants China...

Cynthia Nixon compares Cuomo to Trump Cynthia Nixon compares Cuomo to Trump

Andrew the Bully", she said . "He bullies other elected officials; he bullies anyone who criticizes him", Nixon said during a press conference at the Hilton Albany on Monday, according to CNN . She accused him of worsening the inequities in schoo...

ComfortDelGro left in limbo as Uber falls to Grab ComfortDelGro left in limbo as Uber falls to Grab

As part of the deal , Uber will gain a 27.5 percent stake in Grab and a seat on its board of directors. Uber's sale in Southeast Asia, where Grab claims 5 million daily users, follows several strategic deals in competitive global markets.

85-year-old Holocaust survivor's murder heightens fears of anti-Semitism in France 85-year-old Holocaust survivor's murder heightens fears of anti-Semitism in France

Mireille Knoll , who escaped a mass roundup of Jews during World War II , was stabbed repeatedly. The flat was then set ablaze in an apparent attempt to cover up the murder . "I want to express my emotion after the horrific crime committed against ...

Officers not charged in Alton Sterling death, Louisiana attorney general says Officers not charged in Alton Sterling death, Louisiana attorney general says

The Justice Department previous year decided against bringing federal charges against officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake, concluding that there was "insufficient" evidence to prove that they violated Sterling's civil rights. "Neither Louisiana, n...

Russia vows harsh response to US and EU following diplomats' expulsions Russia vows harsh response to US and EU following diplomats' expulsions

The White House said it continues to want to build a better relationship with Russian Federation, but that's only possible if Russian Federation changes its behavior and recognizes that its actions have consequences. The American moves illustrated ...

Suspicious packages sent to 4 military installations Suspicious packages sent to 4 military installations

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters on Tuesday that that all of the packages sent to Defense Department facilities are under the control of the federal authorities. They were also delivered to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a military base i...

California sues Trump administration over census question California sues Trump administration over census question

An aide to Healey said she already meant to join a multi-state lawsuit, led by the NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman. Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea - it is illegal . Previously, Becerra and offici...

Trump approval rating increases following Republican tax overhaul Trump approval rating increases following Republican tax overhaul

When broken down by political party, Trump's approval increased most among Republicans and independents, whose approval of his rose by 6% since last month. Kirsten Powers, a columnist for USA Today , noted that people who support Trump are "determ...

'Strong possibility' North Korea's Kim Jong Un made surprise Beijing visit 'Strong possibility' North Korea's Kim Jong Un made surprise Beijing visit

FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chung Eui-yong, who led a special delegation of South Korea's president, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, March 6, 2018. Chung Seong-chang, a senior fello...

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over spy-poisoning

Governments of 24 countries around the world have expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of the Skripals, an unprecedented global response to the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War II. "Yesterday...

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