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Myanmar forces committed 'crimes against humanity'


The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, on Monday (13 March) said that Naypyidaw might be using bureaucratic means to expel its Rohingya Muslim minority from the country after a security crackdown against them caused an global outcry. Read More »

US hearings on Russian hacking, Trump's wiretap claims begin Monday


But the ringleader, Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, managed to get away and has since fled the US. He contended that reporters have focused too much on the president's accusation, which he made without citing evidence , and not statements denying that Trump campaign officials had ties with Russian officials. Read More »

Syria peace talks to resume without UN envoy


The President affirmed that what Syria is living through is an global conflict; on one side countries that want worldwide law to prevail, mainly Russian Federation and China, and others that violate this law by supporting, financing and arming terrorist groups and interference in the internal affairs of Syria. Read More »

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, says he's no 'rubber stamp'

Judge Gorsuch also said that Supreme Court precedents deserve respect, even as he sidestepped questions on whether he thought a series of contentious cases from the past had been decided correctly. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., described at her July 2009 confirmation hearing . On the House side, FBI Director James Comey testified that the bureau is investigating Russian meddling in last year's election and possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of Trump. Read More »

Tillerson's Comments on North Korea Fueling Regional Unease


It has deployed hundreds of missiles capable of reachingJapan, South Korea and USA bases on Guam and showed a willingness to employ biological or chemical weapons when it allegedly ordered the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia using VX nerve agent. Read More »

Inflation surges to 2.3% in February


We would expect the British Pound to move higher were inflation to convincingly breach the 2.0% target as it would suggest that those members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee who were already nervous about price increases will become more emboldened to vote for a rate rise. Read More »

NRP seeking Canada wide warrant for St. Catharines fugitive


Catharines. The man fled the scene in what is believed to be a 2009 Pontiac Montana minivan with the Ontario licence plate BYTE 392. The woman who was stabbed was taken to the St. When he was last seen, police said Kuijer was wearing an orange hoodie under a brown leather coat, dark trousers, a black toque, and boots. Nathan's mother, Whitney Dumas, posted a message on Facebook on Sunday thanking the community for its "overwhelming support" and praising the Niagara Regional Police for ... Read More »

After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections


Opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo in a statement said that his party, the Union Nationale pour le Développement et le Renouveau (National Union for Development and Renewal, UNDR), "categorically opposes the visit of Marine Le Pen, racist and xenophobic candidate of the extreme right in the presidential election in France". Read More »

Commentator Tomi Lahren suspended from 'The Blaze'


On Friday, Lahren appeared on ABC's " The View " where she called pro-life conservatives hypocrites and said she was pro-choice. But he questioned the sincerity and depth of Lahren's position on abortion, pointing out that she had criticized the pro-choice movement as recently as late past year. Read More »

Warm temperatures return for the weekend


A 50 percent chance of showers that night, but mostly cloudy with a low temperature of around 57 degrees. The rain comes to an end this evening leaving partly cloudy skies overnight. Clouds early will quickly give way to sunny skies and breezy winds. Lows in the lower 40s. Mostly sunny skies are expected for Tuesday . Although the 2017 start of spring appears promising, the temperatures are liable to fluctuate as the unpredictable surrounding climates dictate them. Read More »

Snow and ice warning for Northern Ireland


There is also the risk of more persistent rain moving up along the east and southeast coast later, possibly turning to sleet or snow here, especially on higher ground towards morning. "Behind the cold front, we've some quite cold air from the Canadian Arctic bringing much colder temperatures to parts of the UK". Phil Stockford, North West Emergency Planning Manager, said: "Gritters are out treating our routes, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast". Read More »

Malaysia moves up five spots in world's happiest country index


We may be celebrating various "victories" in our cities for different reasons, but as a whole, India has been listed as one of the unhappiest countries in the world. The despite economic gains and gains in expected years of healthy life, happiness in the United States is declining. Other notables included Costa Rica (12), the USA (14), Germany (16), the United Kingdom (19), Brazil (22), France (31), Russian Federation (49), Japan (51), South Korea (56), China (79) and India (122). Read More »

Senate presses Neil Gorsuch on torture, abortion and elections


Republicans responded by noting that many of them voted to confirm liberal High Court nominees, despite disagreeing with them on ideological grounds. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was a public supporter of her state's End of Life Option Act. Read More »

How to Get Started in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer


You'll also see a few loyalty packs available if you have other BioWare games linked to your EA account too which should net you a decent set of equipment and characters to begin multiplayer with from the start. The film opened to a limited number of theaters, so you'll have to check your local listings to see if it's available in your area. It's a shame that the central narrative of Mass Effect Andromeda is deflated by this burdensome gameplay, because the crew of the Tempest is worth ... Read More »

Former CIA chief: Trump should 'apologise' to Obama


Watch the segment below . "I wouldn't want to believe that about anybody". And that's not well-advised. Trump never retracted his initial "wiretap" claim made in a March 4 tweet, instead modifying it by claiming that he meant surveillance, not just wiretapping. Read More »

SC issues bailable warrant against judge CS Karnan of Calcutta high court


Karnan by issuing bailable warrants", it said. The court also withdrew all judicial work from Justice Karnan and asked him to return all files. In an unprecedented move, the Supreme court had invoked its powers to initiate contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan, for writing letters casting aspersions on several judges. Read More »

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO)


Tudor Investment Corp Et Al purchased a new position in shares of Summit Hotel Properties during the fourth quarter worth about $188,000. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 13,433 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 1,639 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Auto bomb rocks Mogadishu hours after Somalia cabinet announcement


Mohamed Osman, a Somali Police officer at the scene confirmed to GO that a auto packed with explosives was detonated at a busy security checkpoint near the National Theatre in Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the attack through its Radio Andalus, announced 20 had been killed, though the terror group is known to exaggerate the death totals of its attacks. Read More »

Attacks: Gov. Ortom cautions Benue youths against reprisal


Samuel Ortom to order the herdsmen to leave the state within 72 hours. Below are more photos from the raid. . A commercial Carina ll Toyota auto rammed into the governor's convoy on his way from Zaki Biam. "He says the latest development underscores the need for all good spirited individuals and organizations to join hands with government to confront and surmount the security challenges". Read More »

Neymar explains the reason why he admires Jose Mourinho at Manchester United


One aspect of the Premier League that Neymar enjoys is the unpredictable nature of the league, " nobody knows who is going to win and who wil be champion as it's always unknown ". And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes. The interview came in the background of Leicester City cruising into the Champions League. Read More »

Women in 'Handmaid's Tale' red robes have come for the Texas Senate


The other bill, Senate Bill 25 (SB25), would prevent parents from suing a physician if their child is born with disabilities-even if the medical provider discovered this during the pregnancy and intentionally withheld this information. Pictures of the sheroes activists made the rounds on Twitter with the hashtag #FightBackTX . The Huffington Post reports activists arrived to the Senate chambers to protest both bills, dressed in full red robes and white bonnets as an homage to the ... Read More »

Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker


Two other soldiers then opened fire "to protect her" and the public at the airport. At around 8:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. ET), Belgacem headed inside the airport's southern terminal where he nearly immediately encountered a military patrol, the prosecutor said. Read More »

GOP changes health care bill in search of votes

The Senate's second-ranking Republican leader John Cornyn of Texas, predicted Tuesday if the House passes its contentious health care overhaul bill when it votes Thursday, the Senate will take it up next week and pass it. While Ryan said he felt "very good" about the health bill's prospects in the House, a leading conservative lawmaker, Representative Mark Meadows, told the C-Span Newsmakers program that there were now 40 Republican "no" votes in the House. Read More »

North Korea annihilates US aircraft carrier

After an emergency meeting of Malaysia's national security council , Mr Najib tweeted "I know that the family and friends of our fellow Malaysians detained in North Korea are anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones???you can rest assured that we are doing our very best to secure their return". Read More »

T&T a "happier" place, says World Happiness Report


The top five on the list were occupied, and no surprises there, by Nordic countries, with Norway occupying the top position followed by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland. India stood at the 118th rank in the previous report. Like the other top four countries, Norway ranked high in caring, freedom, generosity , honesty, health, income and good governance. Read More »

New travel rule requires laptops to be checked on certain international flights

What is "larger than a smartphone" as it relates to the ban? Global travelers arrive at John F. Kennedy worldwide airport in New York City, U.S., February 4, 2017. The airlines were informed via a confidential email distributed by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), which The Guardian suggests was supposed to be kept quiet, perhaps prompting Royal Jordanian to delete its tweet . Read More »

What New Did We Learn From Comey's Testimony?


The news prompted former Mexican President Vicente Fox, one of Trump's most ardent foes, to needle the American president with reality-TV-speak, The Hill reports . In one particularly eyebrow-raising moment, Spicer resorted to claiming one associate, Paul Manafort , had a "very limited role" in the 2016 election. Read More »

The British Pound and UK Inflation: Expectations and Reactions


On this occasion, however, the ONS will promote CPIH - a measure that includes owner-occupiers' housing costs - to be the main measure of inflation in its statistical bulletins. Unless wages keep up, incomes will be squeezed. "The Prime Minister and Chancellor have sought to paint a rosy picture of Britain's economic outlook ahead of Brexit, but today's figures are a stark reminder of the reality - rising costs, debts and growing risk of stagflation". Read More »

Death Toll In Damascus Twin Bombing Climbs To 74, Monitor Says


No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. The Syrian government maintains that the attacks killed 40 people. Iraq's foreign ministry said around 40 of its nationals had died. In northern Syria, opposition activists said a suspected US -led coalition airstrike hit a school in the village of Kasrat just south of the city of Raqqa, killing at least 17 people. Read More »

Children weren't first at Penn State


Schultz could be asked about the confidential file that he kept on Sandusky, another piece of evidence that reports about the former coach's actions were on Penn State management's radar. Whatever the result, this controversy serves as another useful reminder to higher-ups to call the proper authorities when allegations of criminal behavior are brought to their attention. Read More »