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Summit on UNRWA funding gets $100m in aid pledges

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This comes after the U.S. Trump administration in January cut tens of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees. Among the pledging countries are Qatar, Canada, Switzerland, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Mexico, Slovakia, India and France. Read More »

Brazilians mourn brazen murder of Rio councillor, rights activist

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No suspects have been arrested so far. Two police officials told Associated Press that two men in a auto fired nine shots into the vehicle carrying Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. - Ana c!ara otoni (@anaclaraotoni) March 15, 2018#MarielleFranco was an expert on police violence and on Saturday accused officers of being overly aggressive in searching residents of gang-controlled shanty towns. Read More »

Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60B Chinese goods

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He moved last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, after the Commerce Department declared earlier this year that such imports pose a national security risk for the U.S. One Washington business source who had discussed the issue with the White House said the figure had now grown to about $60 billion, with a potentially wider array of products under consideration. Read More »

State police issue Amber Alert for 2 suburban children

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Law enforcement officials believe these children to be in grave or immediate danger. Leslie Hernandez is now in police custody and arrangements are being made for the children's return to San Antonio . Police say there is now an open CPS case against Hernandez. Court records indicate that a judge put a protection order in place against Washington, banning him from any contact with the children. Read More »

Bidhya Devi Bhandari contests for second term

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The vote bank of the Nepali Congress accounts for 11,428, with 76 seats in the Parliament and 113 in the Provincial Assemblies. According to the Election Commission of Nepal (ECP), President Bhandari of the Left Alliance garnered 39,275 votes and Rai secured 11,730 votes. Read More »

There's gold on that Russian runway - tons of it

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The offending hatch then detached from the plane and fell on a local auto market. A U.S. soldier directs a United States military cargo plane as it taxies at the airport of Port-au-Prince in Haiti on January, 19, 2010. Overall, the cargo was valued at 21 billion rubles, or roughly $368 million - you can clearly see the huge amount of gold in this video. The cargo was reported to be owned by Chukota Mining and Geological Company. Read More »

Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Because Their Steering Wheels May Fall Off

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The recall was issued on Wednesday, March 14, and covers certain versions of the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2014 through 2018 model years. The company also announced a recall of another 6,000 vehicles due to a risk of fire from a clutch pressure plate fracture. In all, 1,378,637 vehicles are affected by the recall in North America, including 62,479 in Canada. Read More »

Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court

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The president complained about what he said were "baseless, unprecedented and outrageous attacks on my person and against my administration, engineered by officials of the United Nations". Duterte cited allegations made by UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, including the latter's statement that he needs psychiatric evaluation. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza after bombs planted near border

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The military vehicles were at a sufficient distance from the explosion and no injuries or damage to IDF equipment were reported. "IDF troops retaliated by firing from a tank at positions belonging to the Hamas terrorist group", the army said. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza after bombs planted near border

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The military vehicles were at a sufficient distance from the explosion and no injuries or damage to IDF equipment were reported. "IDF troops retaliated by firing from a tank at positions belonging to the Hamas terrorist group", the army said. Read More »

Dybala double sends Juventus top of Serie A

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Argentinian Dybala followed his midweek Champions League victor over Tottenham with a match-clinching double, as Massimiliano Allegri's men moved a point clear of Napoli with a game in hand. Napoli , which lost at home to Roma last weekend, nearly fell to a second successive defeat as Inter went closest to breaking the deadlock when Milan Skriniar headed a free kick off the right post early in the second half. Read More »

Netflix To Produce Henry Selick's 'Wendell and Wild' Starring Key & Peele

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Great news for fans of lovingly crafted stop-motion animation and incredible comedy talent: Jordan Peele is reuniting with his former collaborator and real-life friend Keegan-Michael Key to voice starring roles in Wendell and Wild , the first new project from stop-mo legend Henry Selick since Coraline came out in 2009. Read More »

Britain loses battle for Unilever HQ

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The newspaper also said the team of British Prime Minister Theresa May was relieved that Unilever did not claim that the move was meant to "escape Britain's liberal regime on foreign takeovers". The company had sales in 2017 of more than 50 billion euros ($62 billion). Unilever, which also markets leading brands Dove soap, Magnum ice-cream and Persil detergent, is now the third biggest company on the FTSE. Read More »

Slovak president to let premier's party choose next PM - coalition party

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The murder has triggered the biggest anti-government protests since the fall of communism and put unprecedented pressure on the three-term prime minister to resign . Mr Kiska had also called for early elections - or sweeping government changes - earlier this month. "One third of the government members will be replaced", he added. Read More »

Rauner vetoes 'duplicative' IL gun store licensing bill

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The governor noted that IL gun dealers are already licensed by the federal government. Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed Susan Haling as Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor on Wednesday. While the purported intent of this legislation was to enhance "responsible business practices", these bills only prove that the intention is to close as many federally licensed firearm dealers (FFLs) as possible. Read More »

Prosecutors OK with releasing rapper Meek Mill from prison

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He added, "In the event (Mill's) conviction is reversed (in whole or in part) as a result of post-conviction proceedings, the risk of an unjust or disproportionate sentence having been served exists". Can you please, Krasner, look into everything and help me and my son?" "On both fucking sides of the fence", Meek persistently says. "If you're a mobster in Philly, you get a good lawyer and go home". Read More »

Trump gun plan backs armed teachers, avoids changing age limits

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Schumer, D-N.Y., "and were rather stunned and surprised". Trump tweeted , adding that there's "not much political support (to put it mildly)" for raising the age requirement. Even if students do not know which teacher is armed, the fact that they might be will change how teachers are viewed by students. He added that an effort to bar bump stock devices was coming and that "Highly trained expert teachers will be allowed to hide carry, subject to State Law". Read More »

Prince William Shares Prince George's Career Ambitions

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George had also circled that he had been "nice", rather than "naughty" that year, which William pointed out. We have an idea of what Princess Charlotte might want to be when she grows up! While George has his eyes set on joining the police force, his future in the royal family is pretty solid. Read More »

Iran backs Kashmir cause, asks Pakistan to join Chabahar project

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Tehran and Baku can link Asia and Africa to northern parts of Europe. Also worrying for India was the Pakistan official statement after the meeting between Zarif and his counterpart Khawaja Asif which claimed that the two countries had reiterated support for the "peaceful struggle of the peoples of Palestine and Kashmir for their right to self-determination". Read More »

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Can Loyola upset Miami? 3/15/18

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We'll not really in many ways, but it's not a bad philosophy for a group that will take the floor for the first time in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The Hurricanes now rank 325th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.193, while Loyola Chicago ranks 15th in FTA rate allowed (0.176). Read More »

Corbyn doubts Russian links to ex-spy poisoning

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The spokesman said the evidence pointed "overwhelmingly" to the two options set out by the PM: either it was an attack directed by Moscow or Russian Federation had lost control of its chemical arsenal. "He's been proved to make the right call time and again over the last 15/20 years in particular, when many others made the wrong calls and some of those calls had disastrous consequences". Read More »

Neighbor Provides Surveillance Video of Third Package Explosion in Austin

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Authorities have not ruled out a racial motive. Anthony House, 39, died when he opened a package sent to this home on March 2. Still unknown is what connection - if any - the two families had to a third household where another package bomb exploded Monday, wounding a 75-year-old Hispanic woman who remains hospitalized in critical condition but has not yet been identified. Read More »

Chhattisgarh: 9 CRPF personnel killed in Sukma Naxal attack

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Just a day after nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were martyred in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, Union Minister of MoS Home Affairs, Hansraj Ahir, stated that there was no failure of intelligence. Unconfirmed reports said that exchange of fire between security forces and the Naxals commenced soon after the attack. Tributes were paid today to the nine CRPF personnel with full military honours in Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Read More »

Nobel-Winning Chemist Spotted Wandering In US, Wife Found Dead Nearby

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The sheriff's department says foul play is not suspected, but wouldn't discuss autopsy results. A West Lafayette, Indiana woman reported missing on Monday evening has been found dead. The Negishi family released a statement Wednesday that said Negishi appeared to be searching for help when deputies found him, and may have been "suffering from an acute state of confusion and shock". Read More »

Regional parties send clear signal: Tough road ahead for BJP

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The city had been a BJP turf since 1991 and had chosen Adityanath as its representative in the Lok Sabha for five consecutive elections. The BJP's vote share has come down compared to 2014. It was not just a the BSP and SP combine that brought about BJP's downfall but the voter turnouts as well in these regions were fewer. The SP secured Phulpur by a healthy margin of 59,613 votes, while it breached the Chief Minister's bastion by 20,000 votes, snatching the seat from the grip of the ... Read More »

Palestinian PM Assassination Attempt Caught on Camera

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For that reason, the Palestinians boycotted the meeting, a decision that drew expressions of regret from Greenblatt and other US officials. The White House hosted 19 nations on Tuesday, including Israel and the Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but without the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the U.N. Read More »

TTV Dhinakaran launches party Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam

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The party's launch comes after the Delhi High Court on March 9 allowed Dhinakaran to use the "pressure cooker" symbol and give a name of his choice for the AIADMK faction led by him. Former ministers V Senthil Balaji and P Palaniappan, senior leaders such as S Anbazhagan, disqualified MLAs and Dhinakaran loyalists, including P Vetrivel and Thanga Tamil Selvan, were among those who participated in the event. Read More »

Hà Nội 'goes green' on St Patrick's Day

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Irish Week 2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote in Ireland and the work of Ireland's suffragettes, including the "Irish Women and the Struggle For The Vote" presentation at 2 p.m. The kids will be entertained with plenty of free activities and the adults will be just as pleased with the well-stocked bar - with fresh Guinness and Magners Cider on tap - bands, Irish dancing troupes and stacks of entertainment. Read More »