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Rohingya subjected to forced starvation by Myanmar authorities


Gilmour said that it is "inconceivable" that any Rohingya would be able to return to Myanmar in the near future, despite pledges to start repatriating some refugees. The office of the United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees is monitoring developments after several thousand people living in a makeshift camp "were reportedly ordered to vacate the area by the Myanmar authorities", the agency said. Read More »

PNB fraud case: Gitanjali Group VP Vipul Chitalia sent to police custody


He returned to India today (Tuesday) when he was detained. After a round of PSU bank stocks being battered by the market, the private banks are facing the heat following investigation of loans given to Mehul Choksi-led Gitanjali Group. He was directly in touch with the deputy manager of the Punjab National Bank , Gokulnath Shetty who was recently arrested by the CBI. "There is every reason to believe that Chitalia along with Choksi, is the brain behind this conspiracy and those crucial and ... Read More »

Father forces son to run to school in the rain for bullying


He said: 'We're gonna make sure that one way or another his teacher's are gonna be able to enjoy his company at school, he's not disrupting his classmates and everything else'. "This right here is just old-school, simple parenting", he said. "So far we're working on fast". Thornhill said he loves his two children very much. Read More »

Turkey to set up camps for 170000 people near Syria's Idlib

Violence has continued to plague various parts of Syria , including an ongoing offensive against the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave outside Damascus by Russian Federation and the Syrian government and the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish-held Afrin district in the north. Read More »

BJP warns party workers against vandalisation of statues in Tripura, Tamil Nadu


Late on Tuesday, two persons - one of them R. Muthuraman, a BJP member - were arrested in Thirupattur in Vellore district for vandalising a statue of Periyar, who is considered the fatherfigure of the rationalist movement in Tamil Nadu. I want to tell you that you can not remove the Periyar who lives in our hearts with any position, power, or army. The Lenin statue was razed in Tripura. Read More »

At least 18 killed as second natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea


Landslides, blocked roads, cracked airstrips and damaged telecommunication links have hampered efforts by authorities to assess the death toll and deliver supplies to the more than 150,000 people that agencies estimate are in need of aid. "We haven't slept. It's been shaking all through the night", William Bando, provincial administrator of Hela Province, said by telephone from Tari, about 40 km (25 miles) from the site of the shocks. Read More »

Democrats Head into US Primaries With Bumper Crop of Candidates

Republican strategist Elise Jordan identified President Donald Trump's "political segregation" as a leading factor driving the revival of Democrats in Texas during a primary election day appearance with MSNBC's Katy Tur. Five signed up for retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa's seat in San Diego County. And candidates like former Gov. John Connally and former U.S. Sen. Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About International Women's Day on March 8


International Women's Day also recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Each year International Women's Day sees thousands of events global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more. Read More »

Trump, Sweden's prime minister to speak at joint news conference


Trump will share the stage with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and as is traditional, each leader is expected to call on two journalists. Watch live in the player above. "The Russian bear came out of hibernation and was hungry", and the country "is likely to continue to pursue even more aggressive attacks, with the intent of degrading our Democratic values and weakening our alliances". Read More »

Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn quitting post over steel tariffs


The move came as the Trump administration considers clamping down on Chinese investments in the US and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property. Now, it seems, Donald Trump's protectionist bent has pushed the top administration economic adviser to the exit. Trump acknowledged he is a tough boss to work for, saying he enjoys watching his closest aides fight over policy. Read More »

Top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn leaving White House


In a statement , Mr. Cohn said he had been pleased to work on "pro-growth economic policies to benefit the American people, in particular the passage of historic tax reform". That suspicion was furthered on Tuesday - hours before the White House announced his plans to resign - when Cohn was absent from a joint news conference the President was holding at the White House. Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness Week - Be Informed


Test messages will broadcast on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios and the Emergency Alert System. They recommend conducting a severe weather drill so everyone knows what to do if a tornado is approaching. Most NOAA Weather Radio receivers (including the Midland WR-100 that many schools have) do not sound an audible alert for the RMT product, but instead, may have a blinking light on the display to indicate that an RMT was received. Read More »

Set Clocks Ahead One Hour on Sunday


HB1013, authored by Florida Representative Greg Stuebe passed the House last month with 103 to 11 votes . We will lose an hour of sleep when 2 a.m. He also has heard from mayors across the state who say the bill would save money by not having to use as much outdoor lighting at municipal athletic fields. Read More »

Man who made threats at Capitol Hill middle school 'in crisis'


Dan Thigpen, director of Communication and Community Engagement for FCUSD, said messages were sent to all families with students at Empire Oaks, Blanche Sprentz, Folsom Middle, but the only school on lockdown was Vista del Lago. Police are encouraging student , teachers, parents and the community to report threats to the police and to refrain from sharing social media posts that contain alleged, perceived threats or false reports. Read More »

Every automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament


The motive behind doing this on the selection show, which will air on TBS after years of airing on CBS, would seem to be that there is an extra commercial break between when the show starts and when we've seen all the regional brackets. As for the No. 12 Tar Heels, they finished tied for third but ended up as the No. 6 seed because of tiebreakers. The team again advanced to the championship game, but didn't face either of the conference's other teams in the top three seeds. Read More »

England could miss World Cup, says Boris Johnson


That, combined with a string of suspicious deaths of Russian exiles in the United Kingdom - including Mr. Litvinenko, oligarch Boris Berezovsky and banker Alexander Perepilichny, all of them opponents of Mr. The two were seen minutes earlier walking through an alley that connects Zizzi restaurant , which is now closed "as a precaution" pending police investigations, and the bench where they were found unconscious. Read More »

Taoiseach rules out formal 3-way talks over Brexit

Inside the EU, both Ireland and Northern Ireland are part of the single market and customs union so share the same regulations and standards, allowing a soft or invisible border between the two. The draft text included three scenarios in the document that could avoid a hard border following Brexit . "I visited it back in August, and I saw a hard border with physical infrastructure with customs posts, people in uniforms with arms and dogs and that is definitely not a solution that is one ... Read More »

Trump confuses on gun measure priorities


White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is summoning executives from USA companies that depend on aluminium and steel to meet President Donald Trump this week in a last-ditch effort to halt steep tariffs announced last week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Read More »

Move afoot? States requiring folks work for Medicaid


Arkansas would have been the first state to scale back the eligibility for a key part of the federal health overhaul. Though Kentucky and IN already have work requirement waivers, Arkansas officials hope to become the first to implement the policy. Read More »

Michelle Obama's 'dance party' with girl captivated by her first lady portrait


Mrs. Obama's message to Parker was "keep on dreaming big" and "maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you!" Jessica shared the photo of her daughter on Instagram, writing, "My big girl admiring Amy Sherald 's portrait", and included hashtags of the phrases "representation matters", "be who you want to be", "because of them we can", and "role model". Read More »

Mamata Banerjee reaches out to DMK and TDP for third front


Condemning the pulling down of the Russian revolutionary's statue, the chief minister stated that BJP should not be under the delusion that after gaining power in the state, it has got a free hand to destroy the statues of political leaders who differed from its party ideology. Read More »

Doubts raised over meeting apprenticeships target


Of those surveyed, 88 percent believe the Apprenticeship Levy should be spent on apprenticeships for all ages. "And the Scottish Government remains on course to achieve its target of 30,000 new apprenticeship starts by 2020". "The likes of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme is now producing its first graduates, managers with world-class skills needed to meet the business challenges of the 21 century". Read More »

South Korean provincial governor resigns over sexual assault claim


In an emotional interview on South Korean television, Kim Ji-eun said she was raped by Ahn on four occasions starting in June past year, including on business trips to Switzerland and Russian Federation. He was one of the most prominent politicians in the liberal circles, often cited as the party's next leader or presidential candidate. He has now resigned from the post and the allegations have also dashed his hopes of becoming the next President when Moon Jae-in finishes his term in 2022. Read More »

Italy's Berlusconi says will be coordinator of centre-right


One thing seemed clear, however: Any government will be hard to form without the insurgent Five Star Movement, a Web-based, populist party less than a decade old. But momentum for change was thwarted almost from the start in Germany when an uncertain election result in September forced Merkel into tortuous coalition building that finally ended Sunday with a deal with the SPD centre-left. Read More »

Court turns down Turkish extradition request for left-wing 'terrorist'


Greece's Kamenos said he hoped that raising the issue with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, of which both Greece and Turkey are members , would put further pressure on Ankara to release the servicemen. Ozpolat was arrested in Athens along with eight others a few days before Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan arrived in Athens on an official visit last December. Read More »

Officers save tiny puppy from choking


Officers began to use chest compressions on the puppy but it didn't work. Officers Jorge Hernandez, Peter DiPietro and Joseph Aleo can be seen coming out to lend a hand, and when they arrive, they find Bodhi not breathing, limp and unresponsive. Read More »

Anti-establishment leaders vie for power after inconclusive election in Italy


British right-wing politician Nigel Farage praised Italy's Five Star Movement , which, according to the projections on a partial vote count, is expected to become the largest single party in the Italian parliament. Bannon called a possible post-election deal between the Five Star Movement and the League "the ultimate dream". Berlusconi faces opposition from his ambitious coalition partner Salvini, whose anti-immigration and euro-sceptic rhetoric has fired up the campaign while spooking ... Read More »