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Russian Federation blasts Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison as insulting, 'totally irresponsible'


The comparison to Nazi Germany came after Ian Austin, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, suggested that Britain pull out of the World Cup altogether, citing the fear that the tournament would serve as propaganda. "I think it's an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of Putin glorying in this sporting event". "I think Vladimir Putin feels that Russian Federation lost out, so he wants to cause trouble wherever he can", Johnson said . Read More »

New date set for Longford murder trial


Her Citi Golf is believed to have been used in an armed robbery in Northpine, between Brackenfell and Kraaifontein, on the day of her murder, and is also understood to have been used in the commission of a crime in Kuils River. "Inject her heart with potassium chloride, stop her heart, untraceable", Jacob was heard saying to the fake hitman. Jacob's ex-girlfriend was photographed bound and gagged. Read More »

Armed student dead, two injured at Maryland high school shooting


It is my greatest hope that all of our kids are prepared for the world they're growing into and able to be empowered actors within it. A small outcome incomparable to someone voicing their beliefs and supporting a national movement, Student Government member and participant of the walkout Miranda Urena says. Read More »

Britain says actions of Putin 'tragic' after blaming Russia for spy attack


The duo, as well as a police officer who reportedly came into contact with a nerve agent are in a serious condition. "There is no alternative conclusion, other than that the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter, and for threatening the lives of other British citizens in Salisbury", Mrs May said. Read More »

Rush: Salah can break my Anfield record

Next best is Gomis, who has scored a goal every 61 minutes, while Salah has netted once every 76 minutes this year. The former Chelsea man has been the best player for Liverpool so far this campaign and has been one of the best footballers in the Premier League . Read More »

Minor gangraped and set ablaze in Assam


According to a report by News18 , the victim sustained 90% burn injuries and was admitted at the Nagaon Civil Hospital. Angry locals attacked Zakir Hussain's house in protest, while students of the girl's school and the All Assam Students Union (AASU) demanded the arrest of the accused. Read More »

Spieth, Reed ready for winner-take-all showdown


He seized control with the prettiest shot of the match, a knockdown wedge into the wind that grazed the front edge of the cup on the 13th for a 2-up lead. They have combined to make one birdie putt. That was all the two-time Masters champion needed to win his group with a 2-0-1 record. - Bubba Watson birdied his last two holes to earn a halve against Julian Suri and avoid a playoff. Read More »

Syrian refugees in Turkey start to return to Afrin

A statement issued by his office said the Iraqi minister emphasized deep relations with Turkey , but expressed "absolute rejection" of any violation by Turkish forces to Iraq's borders. TRT World's Assed Baig reports from Afrin . USA says there is no deal over city in Syria's north, where Turkish army seeks to enter and United States forces are present. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Side Of The Data Breach


However, last night the Facebook founder spoke to CNN in a live TV interview - his first public appearance since the data breach story broke. "We believe, as CEO of Facebook , he is the right witness to provide answers to the American people", the lawmakers said. Read More »

Former GA Gov. and US Senator Zell Miller dies at 86


Barnes said of Miller: "Governors generally give us just a line or two in history. He will give us a whole paragraph". Miller died Friday at age 86. The widowed mother, Birdie, built a home with rocks that she had hauled from a nearby stream, Zell Miller recounted later, and raised the boy and his sister, Jane. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Announces Nerve Agent Type in Skripal Poisoning Investigation


Yulia Skripal, 33 , came round briefly after being admitted to hospital earlier this month before falling back into a coma, The Times reported . A judge has given doctors permission to take blood samples from Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia so that tests can be carried out by chemical weapons experts, following a hearing in a specialist court. Read More »

Man charged in connection to Schlitterbahn death


Back in August of 2016 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed and two women were injured at Schlitterbahn Water Park while riding the Verruckt, which was billed as the world's tallest water slide. WDAF reported that Miles was responsible for overseeing all property operations, including water quality, aquatics, facility services, and maintenance. Read More »

Rajya Sabha polls: JD(S) accuses K'taka returning officer of favouring Congress


Farooq had earlier too contested from JD (S) during the biennial elections to fill four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka in June 2016 but had lost, as eight MLAs from the party voted in support of Congress candidate. The former CM, whose party is being considered as the likely "king maker" in the state if there is a hung assembly, appears to have kept his options open with both Congress and BJP . Read More »

2 firefighters killed, 2 injured in building collapse


Two other firefighters are being treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. A fire official described him as a "fun-loving guy", and added "he was awesome". The cause of the fire is still under investigation, although police chief Troy Bankert said preliminary reports suggested it could be arson. A number of families displaced by the collapse are being assisted by a nearby church. Read More »

Kyrie Irving expected to miss 3-6 weeks after knee surgery


The expectation is that the removal of the wire will reduce irritation, but it will keep him out for several weeks. Now, "basketball activities" does not necessarily mean Irving will return to game action in three-to-six weeks, so the timetable is still relatively murky. Read More »

Kerala: Father kills bride-to-be-daughter hours before the wedding


However, after the intervention of the police, the family agreed to their marriage and the wedding was scheduled for Friday. Her father, who was not happy with it, had reluctantly given the nod for the marriage, police said. Reports say Rajan was in an inebriated state when an altercation broke out between the father and daughter on Thursday. The incident took place at Arikkod here this evening. Read More »

Amit Shah's letter full of false information: Chandrababu Naidu

The TDP has also given notice for a no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the Lok Sabha , which could not be taken up due to an unending uproar in the Lower House. Even when the TDP did not have the numbers in Parliament, the BJP has ensured the best interests of AP, he further said. 'You may have that habit, I don't have, he said, reacting to Shah's remark that he was looking to divert the funds received from the central government. Read More »

Ex-Cambridge Analytica Insider Says Firm Worked for Pro-Brexit Group


It said there are other downstream players such as Cambridge Analytica and its alleged associates who have been reported to be involved in the data breach. His super PAC spent about $1.2 million in two years on services like "behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging", reportedly built off harvested data from Facebook users. Read More »

Egyptians to vote on Monday, Sisi re-election guaranteed


As Egypt's leader, Sisi is often seen microphone in hand, presiding over public ceremonies. The lack of challengers has prompted several analysts, namely Wachira Maina, a constitutional lawyer in Africa, to dub Sisi Egypt's pharaonic president, given the lack of credible candidates running against him. Read More »

Pakistan Envoy Sohail Mehmood to return to India


According to reports, Mehmood will be coming back later in the day and will host "Pakistan National Day" function at the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital on Friday. They said the Naval Attache of the Mission was also "aggressively followed" by a person on a motorbike while going to Serena Hotel for a meeting. The sources said, "Such incidents of harassment, intimidation and threats to the physical security of diplomats and officials are in violation of the Vienna Convention ... Read More »

Are the clocks going forward or back an hour this weekend?


Although we sacrifice an hour or daylight at sunrise, it was brought in to help farmers have extra time to do their work without having to get up increasingly earlier. This tradition of moving our clocks forward and backwards by one hour is relatively new - it was only introduced to the United Kingdom in 1916. Between 1968 and 1971 the clocks were changed to BST permanently as an experiment but after complaints that it made Scotland too dark in the mornings, the sun didn't rise until 9am, ... Read More »

UK: Investigators allowed to search Cambridge Analytica

India's government has sent a notice to United Kingdom -based Cambridge Analytica asking whether it has misused data to profile Indians and influence their elections. BJP launched a scratching attack on the Congress and asked to clear it's relationship with the Cambridge Analytica , the firm is accused of harvesting data from the Facebook illegally to influence poll in several countries. Read More »

Caldwell students hold kindness assembly to honor Parkland victims


Wind and fellow student Emma Gonzalez said the " March for Our Lives " rally is an attempt to sway lawmakers to act to stop future gun violence, as well as an effort to inspire additional marches in other parts of the country. Her quick-thinking teacher crammed 15 students into a tiny bathroom off the classroom, saving all of their lives and her own. "This isn't about gun control", said eighth grader Jonah Zuehls. Read More »

Trump signs spending bill after veto threat


The spending bill appeared to only be waiting for Trump's signature when he tweeted Friday morning that he was "considering a VETO" because the bill does not fully fund a wall on the Mexican border or create a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program protecting some undocumented immigrants from deportation that Trump chose a year ago to end. Read More »

No more free reign to China: Donald Trump after announcing tariffs


China responded to the US tariff proposal by announcing import taxes of its own. Such policies interfered with foreign technology holders' ability to set market-based terms in licensing and other technology-related contracts, it said. He said Trump and Xi agreed past year on a 100-day agenda of trade-liberalization measures but Beijing failed to act on about half of them. "We're very concerned about what might happen as far as a tariff", he said. Read More »

Kerala ISIS recruitment case: Woman conspirator gets 7 year in prison


Yasmin Mohammed Zahir has now been charged under Sections 120 and 125 B of IPC along with Sections 38, 39 and 40 pertaining to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Last year, the NIA had told an Ernakulam court that Zahid had participated in religious classes conducted by Abdul Rashid and his wife Ayisha in which the main topic was "Hijra", "Jihad" and ISIS. Read More »

Turkish air strike 'neutralizes' 12 Kurdish militants in Iraq

Turkey seeks to expand its operation in Syria's northwestern Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, including Manbij, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with United States troops stationed in the area. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who together with Senator James Paul Lankford (R-OK) co-sponsored the sanctions language, confirmed to Al-Monitor that it had been pulled to allow more time for diplomacy to work. Read More »