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Four AU soldiers killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Somali police declared African Union forces to have been engaged in clashes with extremist militants following the detonation of a vehicle bomb at the front of their base. A police major stationed in a nearby town also said two auto bombs exploded outside the base before the al Shabaab fighters entered it. Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region Ali Nur Mohamed told VOA Somali that AMISOM and Somali troops have repulsed all attacks. Read More »

Tension remains in California protests over unarmed black man Stephon Clark's killing

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A 61-year-old woman was struck by a police vehicle as it peeled away from protesters demonstrating against the police killing of Stephon Clark in what was described by the victim and protesters as a hit and run. Demonstrators interviewed by local radio and television stations, who prompted a flurry of similar Twitter responses, said the sheriff's auto failed to stop and called the incident a hit-and-run accident. Read More »

Who is Christopher Wylie, the man who rocked the world's big democracies?

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Wylie testified before the MPs late on Tuesday and spoke about the various countries that CA has worked in, including developing countries such as Kenya , Ghana and Nigeria , besides India. Even though Nix said nothing about Cambridge Analytica's operations in India in the documentary, the poster seemed to be there to showcase one of the company's big clients. Read More »

Costa Rica election: Carlos Alvarado set to be president

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Alvarado is on the track to win the presidential election, overcoming a challenge by a socially conservative religious singer who ran on his opposition to same-sex marriage, The Washington Post reported. "Costa Rica is an fantastic country and we want to not only preserve its great democracy, its peaceful nature, its respect for the environment and human rights, but we also want to move Costa Rica forward", he said. Read More »

Russian Federation expels diplomats in 'mirror' retaliation

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In response to the U.S. move earlier this week to close the Russian Consulate in Seattle, Moscow also shut the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, giving it until today to vacate the premises. Envoys from Germany, Spain, Holland, Norway and Ireland were all told to leave on Friday as the Kremlin began a tit-for-tat removal of foreign dignitaries, matching the number of Russians removed from each country. Read More »

Girls Basketball: Sheley named assistant coach of the year

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Independence coach Grant Bingham saw Kahlaijah take her experiences going on college visits in the offseason and apply what she saw to practice early in the 2017-18 season. She also had other facets of her game to work on, and conditioning. For their work, Chase and Koeller share All-Area Girls Basketball Coach of the Year honors . Read More »

Trump, Lacking Leverage Over North Korea, Takes Aim at South Instead

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South Korea's Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Un-kyu said on the sidelines of a news conference in Seoul that the ministry was trying to figure out the real intent of Trump's remarks, a trade ministry spokeswoman said. "She was right. But it was for them, it wasn't for us", Trump said. South Korea has agreed to address issues with onerous and costly customs procedures that have hindered USA exports. Read More »

India rolls out e-way bills

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The platform has been made more robust and as many as 75 lakh inter-state e-way bills could be generated daily without any glitch. Electronic way (e-way) bill will apply even in cases of a break in journey to destination and where more than one transporter is involved in the transportation of goods under e-way bill system slated to roll out from April 1. Read More »

Airbnb to give Chinese authorities guest information

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Airbnb has been growing in China, with 150,000 active listings, according to Bloomberg . Hotels there keep tabs on guests and are obliged to report their information to the authorities - which in turn becomes a useful tool for surveillance. Read More »

Two students of University of Hyderabad conspire to kill VC, arrested

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Rohit Vemula's brother Raja demanded the release of the Prudhvi and Chandan on Facebook. On interrogation, it was revealed that they were planning to kill the Vice Chancellor. The police said that he had a habit of reading Maoist ideology and was a member of two student groups. "I am not aware of any conspiracy and the police also did not inform me about any threat". Read More »

Bio, Kamara go head-to-head in run-off polls — SIERRA LEONE

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Also represented at the meeting according to the statementwere the EU, UNDP, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), the Mano River Union and the Women's Situation Room for credible elections in Africa. Voting appeared to be peaceful in the West African nation and the turnout was lower than in the first round on March 7. The pair of former military coup leader Julius Maada Bio and ruling party candidate Samura Kamara are about now testing their popularity as scores ... Read More »

Glad my marital status didn't matter to the audience: Rani

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At that point I was like, 'Where did the heroine (angle) come from?' But I went back and thought about it, looked at the script and finally made the changes. While the film has earned over Rs 20 crore in its five-day run so far, she says more than the box-office figures, it is the audience's acceptance that holds importance. Read More »

Civilians+3 Soldiers+11 Militants Killed, Dozens Wounded

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On the ongoing operations at Kachedoora, the DGP said there was information about the presence of four to five militants, but "we will be able to give a clear picture only after the debris is cleared". The protests have persisted despite the Indian army chief warning recently that tough action would be taken against stone throwers during counterinsurgency operations. Read More »

'Final evacuation deal' reached for Syria's Ghouta

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Indiscriminate bombing The rebels say the indiscriminate bombing forced them to capitulate and agree to surrender deals that force them either to make peace or leave to rebel-held areas after weeks of bombing and sieges that prevented food from reaching the enclaves . Read More »

Shark attack in Hawaii leaves man in critical condition

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A hospital spokeswoman said the man was undergoing surgery, the station reported. The victim was then transported by Aeromedical Helicopter to a local hospital in critical condition where he is now being treated. A decision will be made to reopen beaches based on observations Sunday morning, the release said. She sustained lacerations to the back of her thigh. Read More »

Mexico presidential front-runners hit back at Trump tweets

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Trump expressed his frustrations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the immigration of Mexican citizens to the United States , as he tweeted about how "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S". Read More »

Trump Suggests Any DACA Deal With Democrats Is Dead

Mr. Trump said that U.S. Border Patrol agents are "not allowed to properly do their job", citing "ridiculous liberal ( Democrat ) laws". He also tweeted that Mexican authorities "laugh at our dumb immigration laws", and threatened to "stop their cash cow , NAFTA" if they don't do more to stop immigrants from entering the U.S. Read More »

Ram Charan's Chitti Babu Act In Rangasthalam Wins Praises From Critics

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According to media reports, the film has fetched Ram Charan some of his career-best openings, minting an estimated gross of Rs 46 crore across the world on Day 1. locations with per location average of $3,863 on Saturday. The Ram Charan starrer has reportedly grossed a terrific $508,203 on Friday from 150 locations at the USA Box Office. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump Go to Church for Easter

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A spokesperson for the first lady stated Melania Trump stayed behind in Florida last weekend - while the president returned to Washington, D.C. - claiming she, "is focused on being a mom and is quite enjoying spring break at Mar-a-Lago while working on future projects". Read More »

Arijit Shashwat surrenders in Bhagalpur communal clash case

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The leader surrendered before the police after a warrant was issued in his name and there were also orders of confiscation of property is he remains absconding. The FIR was lodged against him and eight others with the Bhagalpur's Nathnagar police station. The clashes occurred in Medini Chowk under Nathnagar police station, a Muslim-dominated area. Read More »

Karnataka: Amit Shah condemns killing of BJP, RSS workers

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Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate. While Shah was addressing a BJP rally in Challkere of Karnataka's Devanagiri district where, according to the translator Prahlad Joshi's version, he said, "PM Narendra Modi will not do anything for Dalits, poor and the backward classes". Read More »

More than 200 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries closed by state

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The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs disclosed the figure Thursday, two weeks after it began issuing cease-and-desist letters. Manitoba cannabis producer Delta 9 has inked a deal to export marijuana to Germany for use by legal medical cannabis users in that country. Read More »

Families and friends remember loved ones lost in fatal crash

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It hit her bad because, you know, that is her young one. Shain Wells, a mother from Bradford, says her son's autism has changed their family's lives and she worries for the future as education funding drops. By Saturday, one day after the attempted CPS visit, the family was gone, Bruce DeKalb told the newspaper. Then his oxygen levels started to pick up, and he started coming back to us. Read More »

12 militants, 3 soldiers, 4 civilians die in Kashmir fighting

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Director General of Police (DGP) Shesh Pal Vaid in a tweet said that seven bodies of militants have been recovered from the site of a gunfight in Dragad village of Shopian . The police said that an militants had also surrendered before the security forces in Anantnag district. In occupied Kashmir, the Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred 15 youth and injured as many as 100 in Shopian and Islamabad districts in a single day, today. Read More »

Bethel High baseball loses to Inderkum

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The victory over Fort LeBoeuf (Waterford, Pennsylvania) kept Highland undefeated with an 8-0 record after it scored four runs in the fifth inning to end the game early via mercy rule. Hart, oddly enough, got both of the Clippers hits, that single to center field leading off the first frame and a bad-hop single to left off Mitchell in the eighth. Read More »