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North Koreans backed out of meeting with Pence at Olympics, administration says

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The U.S. and South Korea will lay out their plans for joint military drills before April, according to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, Tuesday. student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention. South Korea is reportedly preparing a lavish reception for Ivanka Trump's visit to the country when she arrives in Pyeongchang to attend the closing ceremony of Winter Olympics next week, according to officials. Read More »

Florida man's Facebook post on surrendering assault rifle goes viral

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His post has been shared hundreds of thousands of times . "Any "job" i can think of legally needing doing can be done better by a different firearm", Dickmann wrote. Dickmann surrendered the rifle to ensure it doesn't land in the hands of the public, and posted photos to social media. "We commend Ben for helping us get one more risky weapon off the streets", a post on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page read . Read More »

South Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

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African National Congress, bringing to an end nine years of corruption scandals and economic mismanagement. Banks, as proxies for the South African economy, will benefit from improved sentiment if Moody's doesn't downgrade the country's sovereign debt and the Value-Added Tax increase leads to accelerated growth, said Alec Schoeman, managing director at Citigroup Global Markets in Johannesburg. Read More »

Goat force-fed cocaine and whiskey

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The goat is okay, according the Sheriff's Office, who posted the video on the Facebook page in an effort to find someone who would lovingly adopt the animal. After his arrest, he was taken to jail and place on an ICE detainer. Police believe that the other two men in the video live in North Carolina and one of them allegedly did no harm to the goat, the Daily Mail reported. Read More »

Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: Gujarat's ex-DGP PP Pandey discharged

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The court also held that being a government servant, permission to prosecute Pandey was not taken by the investigating officer from the state before filing of the charge sheet against him, as per section 197 of the CrPC. Gujarat police claimed the four were Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists and out to kill then chief minister Narendra Modi (now Prime Minister). CBI had opposed Pandey's discharge. Read More »

Rail line reopens after fatal level crossing crash

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A keen Chelsea fan, he played with the Horsham Sparrows FC and was known for his athleticism and fitness. "We don't know how it happened". A BTP spokesman said: 'We were called to Barns Green Level crossing in Horsham at 8.47am today following reports that a auto had been struck by a train. Read More »

Kentucky Dem Wins Local District Trump Took in 2016

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But she voted for Belcher, she said, because Johnson was "hanging on to a bunch of lies and now that he's dead he's like this martyr". But the allegations were backed up by an on-the-record interview from the victim, plus pages of police documents that were published by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting after months of reporting. Read More »

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) PT Raised to $101.00

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The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $95.02. Global Thematic Partners LLC now owns 909,250 shares of the media conglomerate's stock valued at $83,170,000 after acquiring an additional 646,008 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Evangelist Pastor Billy Graham Dies At 99

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Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen US presidents, and he preached to an estimated 200 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life. He married Ruth Bell in 1943 it was a love that lasted decades. Graham leaves behind five children and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Read More »

CIA, 15 other USA intel agencies say Duterte is 'threat' to democracy

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Intelligence Community, composed of 17 organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has branded President Rodrigo Duterte as a " threat to democracy ang human rights" in Southeast Asia. "I don't know of any government in the free world which does not use the internet and social media to promote its agenda". "This is something we are taking very seriously". Read More »

Supreme Court reserves verdict in petitions against Election Act 2017

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In a landmark short verdict, the apex court struck down Section 203 of the Election Act which allowed disqualified parliamentarians to be party leaders. CJP is heading the three-member bench to hear the petitions. In September a year ago, Senate passed the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 with a controversial amendment paving way for the former PM Nawaz Sharif to regain PML-N's chairmanship. Read More »

Rain continues to fall as flood waters rise

Temperatures could hover above 10 degrees melting away any snow on the ground, while a total of 50 mm of rain is expected to fall - resulting in extremely high flows. "Water levels were reportedly high across the warning area with nuisance type flooding occurring", the warning notice said. Heavy rain, along with the possibility of flooded roads, could make the drive hard. Read More »

European Union sources: Brexit is a mess' Boris Johnson tells German officials

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Mrs May's office declined to comment on the letter or the meeting, though one official said Mrs May welcomed all contributions to the Brexit debate. Addressing business leaders in Vienna, Brexit Secretary David Davis drew on dystopian fiction insisting that Britain would not be thrown into a "Mad Max-style" world after it leaves the EU. Read More »

Brexit divorce bill not a done deal

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Johnson was responding to a question in parliament about why he failed mention Northern Ireland once in a major speech he gave on Brexit last week. The ERG said they supported May's leadership, even as they set out their demands. In a speech in Vienna, he vowed to ensure trade with the European Union remained as "frictionless as possible" after the split. Read More »

Today marks International Mother Language Day

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As Ukrinform reported, the world community celebrates the International Mother Language Day on February 21. Researchers in 2007 expected half of the languages spoken today would be lost forever in 100 years. The objective of this day is to protect and sustain the native languages. "The diversity of languages reflects the incontestable wealth of our imaginations and ways of life". Read More »

Oktopost Releases GDPR-Compliant Social Media Management Solutions to Customers

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The good news is that by elevating data privacy to the forefront, GDPR presents a major opportunity for organisations to develop greater levels of customer trust - which is very good for business. There are special categories of data that may invite stricter processing rules, such as getting explicit consent. Additionally, nearly half (47%) of the respondents share personal data from customers with other businesses - severely adding to data sprawl. Read More »

Teen who brought weapons to school held without bond

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The investigation into this case is continuing. Based on that, the officer recommended that Chen undergo a mental evaluation, the document adds. According to WJLA , during a search of 18-year-old Alwin Chen's home, authorities report finding several guns, ammunition, grenades, a detonator for C4 land mines, a ballistic vest, and a list of grievances against his fellow students. Read More »

Trump rebukes FBI for bungling tip on Florida school shooting

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US President Donald Trump has criticised the FBI for allegedly spending too much time on the Russian Federation investigation instead of preventing the Florida school shooting . Following the FBI's admission that it failed to properly act on a tip on January 5 about the man who killed 17 people at a Florida high school, Governor Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign . Read More »

Mobile Police Officer Shot & Killed

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Battiste said he would try to update local media with additional details on the investigation around noon or 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday. That's when Holly started shooting at police, and Officer Billa was hit. Police have not disclosed Poellnitz's probable cause of death. He also identified the suspect as Robert Hollie who had is dead. "He didn't love my momma", the daughter said. Read More »

Florida House aide fired after claiming Florida shooting survivors are 'actors'

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I have spoken to him and placed him on leave until we determine an appropriate course of action . After he was contacted by a reporter, Harrison said Kelly would be suspended because of the "insensitive and inappropriate allegations". Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the Florida House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear a bill banning assault rifles. Read More »

Teenagers, teachers to fight gun violence in Tallahassee

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The Florida school where a gunman last week opened fire, killing 17 students and teachers, is set to reopen in phases starting on Friday, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said in a statement . Like its predecessors, the most recent school shooting in Parkland has sparked national debate over gun control and mental illness. A spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed to the Miami Herald that his agency and the Broward Sheriff's Office were ... Read More »

President Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'

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The main action Trump has taken on guns has been to sign a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule created to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. A day earlier , Trump sent another signal he had been swayed by the Parkland shooting and the dramatic calls for action in its aftermath. Trump spoke with Texas Sen. Read More »

Battlefield 1's Apocalypse expansion closes out the Premium Pass today

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Patch notes for the update have not yet been released, but we'll report back once we have them. Three of these (River Somme, Caporetto, and Passchendaele) are standard multiplayer maps, whereas the other two (London Calling and Razor's Edge) are designed specifically for Air Assault, a new aircraft-only game mode. Read More »