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World's oldest person dies in Japan aged 117


Video demonstrated on Western tv demonstrated Tajima shifting her hands played classic devices to mark the achievement. Her record, which she held for just under one year, was verified before her death by Gerontology Research Group , which is a US-based company. Read More »

Iranian foreign minister wants 'respect' from US


Iran said Saturday it is prepared for a potential US exit from a landmark nuclear agreement, but warned there would be consequences that President Donald Trump and his administration may not have anticipated. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani railed against Trump's potential decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 deal, which could happen as early as next month as the White House demands a renegotiation of its terms. Read More »

Syracuse permanently expels fraternity for racist video


Chancellor Kent Syverud calls the Theta Tau video "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist". The University's Department of Public Safety is now investigating the identities of the video's participants. None of the satire was said or done in malice. It said they strongly believe racism has no place on a university campus. I applaud the University for the steps it has taken to condemn this behavior and to remind us all of the need to be diligent in our commitment to foster a ... Read More »

Asif to attend SCO FMs meeting in Beijing


The meetings, which are part of the preparations for the SCO summit to be held in the Chinese city of Qingdao in June, have become prominent as they are the first such meetings after India and Pakistan were admitted into the eight-member group past year. Read More »

Trump, not Putin, is a threat to world peace, Germans say

Russian Federation has denied its involvement in the attack and has even accused the British-funded White Helmets, who were the first responders on the scene, as distorting the footage and staging the offensive. President of Russia Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with USA leader Donald Trump , Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov told RIA Novosti . Read More »

Strikes Successful Against Syrian Chemical Weapons


Despite being told by Syria on Wednesday (April 18) that they would be allowed into Douma, an advance United Nations security team came under fire, preventing the visit. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford. Rebels who once held the town abandoned it this month. Defense Secretary James Mattis, at the Pentagon Tuesday to welcome the defense minister of Albania, said the USA and its allies did "what we believed is right" to deter the use of chemical weapons. Read More »

Trump considers pardon of first black champion boxer


Johnson was heavyweight champion from 1908 to 1915, a reign that included his knockout in 1910 of the so-called Great White Hope, former champion James J. Duly convicted , Johnson said: "They crucified Christ, why not me?" There has been a push from many quarters for a pardon for Johnson, including in 2014, when Sens. Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Gunfire Erupts Near Royal Palace, Apparently Over A Drone


The authorities are now investigating into the circumstances which have lead to the drone flying near in the royal palace area, the Saudi Press Agency reported . "Police shot it down". A toy drone/plane got too close too the King's palace and was shot down'. Earlier, wildly conflicting social media reports claimed that gunfire and explosions were fired close to the royal palace as part of an attempted coup. Read More »

Trudeau welcomes North Korea's nuclear testing freeze


The DPRK will never use nuclear weapons nor transfer nuclear weapons or nuclear technology under any circumstances unless there are nuclear threats and nuclear provocations against the country, it added. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also hailed North Korea's decision as positive and urged the country to take steps toward complete disarmament. Read More »

Deaf, partially blind dog helps rescue 3-year-old girl in Australia


EARLIER: A fearless and "adventurous" three-year-old was found "covered in burs" in dense scrub on a mountain-top, where she spent the night with her grandfather's dog. Police and volunteers searched for Aurora all night but had no luck finding her. Aurora's grandmother, Leisa Bennett, spoke about her emotional reunion with her lost grandchild. Read More »

This Beyoncé Stan Learned The Entire Coachella Dance & It Is SPECTACULAR!


The performance will also not be livestreamed online, unlike last weekend's critically-acclaimed set . The singer is scheduled to perform at Coachella next weekend, as well. "Super-kind and very particular about what she wants". "The routine was so high-energy and she looked like she was having such a good time on the stage and I wanted to have a good time , too". Read More »

Students gather at Iowa Capitol to protest gun violence


Students then walked to Halifax Mall for the Why Wake Walks rally outside legislative buildings. "Well, I think that it's too easy to get your hands on a gun". It's also personal for Bailey Golding. Some of the student speakers at the walkout say they want to keep the issue of gun violence in the forefront and continue to push for gun reform. Read More »

Aduana drawn against three former African champions — CAF CC


USM Alger probably have the broadest smiles after the draw conducted by Caf general secretary Amr Fahmy and his deputy Tony Baffoe at the Caf headquarters on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital. TP Mazembe of the DR Congo, the 2016 and 2017 Confederation Cup winners, are not defending the title as they have qualified for the Champions League group stage. Read More »

Russian Federation says Trump invited Putin to White House on phone call


Almost a week after their arrival in Damascus , inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had not yet been able to access Douma and investigate the site. Western officials fear that evidence of the alleged double chemical attack may have been tampered with. A United Nations security team touring Douma on Tuesday came under small arms and explosives fire, leading the OPCW to postpone its visit. Read More »

California Lawmakers Consider Bill That Treats Conversion Therapy Like Consumer Fraud


Connecticut, California , Nevada, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Washington all have laws or regulations protecting youth from this abusive practice. Assemblyman Matthew Harper said he still believed the bill infringed on religious freedom. "Talk therapy" has been a common rightwing talking point against conversion therapy bans - conservatives can say they oppose the more absurd forms of conversion therapy while still ... Read More »

US Treasury Secretary Weighs China Trip for Trade Talk


Tensions have escalated between the USA and China over Beijing's attempts to challenge America's technological prowess, raising the prospects of a trade war that could hinder global economic growth. In a speech to the bank's policy committee, Mnuchin urged the bank to aim its resources at "poorer borrowers and away from countries better able to finance their own development objectives". Read More »

Indian-Americans protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes, seek justice


PM Modi had addressed the Indian diaspora at a townhall called "Bharat ki Baat, Sabke Saath" at London's iconic is Central Hall Westminster. "Every time in our is always the woman who is questioned". "I have never indulged in counting the number of rape incidents in this government and that government". "Rape flies in the face of Hindu values, and thus compels us to offer condolences and compassion to victims and their families, and simultaneously work to ensure that the law ... Read More »

Eversource bids $748 million for Connecticut Water, rivaling SJW

About 6,931 shares traded. Connecticut Water Service serves more than 425,000 people across Connecticut and ME, and more than 3,000 wastewater customers in Southbury, Connecticut. After $1.55 actual EPS reported by Discover Financial Services for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.42% EPS growth. Gabelli Funds Limited Company holds 0.01% of its capital in Connecticut Water Service , Inc. Read More »

Arconic Inc. (ARNC) Analysts See $0.32 EPS

The company is also well placed to capture the growing demand for aluminum sheet stemming from the transition of the North American auto industry to lightweighting. In other news, Director David P. Hess acquired 40,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 127,870 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,171,176. Read More »

Militants surrender another area near Damascus to government: State media


Syrian government forces continue to launch air strikes and artillery fire on parts of the capital's outskirts in an attempt to drive out remaining armed opposition groups, according to state media and war monitors. The IS entered those areas in 2015 and the military operation started after the army completely secured the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, with the last rebel batch left their last strongholds in the Douma district a week ago. Read More »

Teacher on Leave After 'Gross' Slavery Assignment


A charter school in San Antonio apologized Thursday after a teacher's assignment asked to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery a day earlier, Fox 29 San Antonio reported . "There is no debate about slavery-it is immoral and a crime against humanity" the school's superintendent said in a statement. "We were concerned that this assignment fell in line with that ideology and were naturally concerned, as well as other parents". Read More »

Barbara Bush to be laid to rest in private funeral


Bush - wife to the 41st USA president and mother to the 43rd - died Tuesday at her home in Texas aged 92, surrounded by her family. Former ambassadors along with sports and entertainment stars arrived on a gray, cloudy day to attend Saturday's private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church - a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as "America's matriarch". Read More »

Issue bigger than Ali Zafar: Momina Mustehsan on #MeToo


Blogger Humna Raza accused him of touching her inappropriately when she approached him for a selfie. I stood next to him and felt his hand go up the side of my waist. She added, "We didn't even think of telling anyone, apart from friends, or reporting him because "he's a celebrity, no one would possibly care or listen". Read More »

Missing Latvian Tourist's Body Found Mutilated; Liga Skromane Missing Since March 14


Ilze identified the body and claimed it to be of Liga, however, the police have not made any official confirmation regarding the identity until the DNA test is conducted. Her husband Andrew and her sister had printed her posters and distributed them around to help them lead to any clue. Liga had arrived in Thiruvananthapuram along with her sister to undergo an Ayurveda Therapy at an Ayurveda healing centre at Pothencode. Read More »