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Air India's direct flight service to Israel begins today

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The flight in Tel Aviv was welcomed by Israeli transport minister Yisrael Katz who said that it is a historic moment as the Boeing Dreamliner rolled to a halt. Air India Chairman Pradeep Singh Kharola and the Director of Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) Hassan Madah began this new chapter by cutting a cake at the inauguration ceremony. Read More »

USA destroyer sails close to contested island in South China Sea

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China's Defense Ministry said two Chinese naval ships had been sent to identify the U.S. ship and warn it to leave. It is believed similar dynamics were at work in the latest intervention by PetroVietnam, which is likely to be seen by China as a significant victory as it indicates Vietnam has not changed its strategic calculations despite a recent show of force by U.S. Read More »

Why did Ahed Tamimi accept a plea deal?

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The deal is not final, as it has not yet been approved by the IDF West Bank Court, but if it goes through, Tamimi will serve about five more months, since she has already served around three months in pre-trial detention. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2017 Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (R) reacts in front of Israeli forces during a demonstration on May 26, 2017, in the village of Nabi Saleh , north of Ramallah , in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Read More »

Trade with Africa quadruples over 15 years, hits $20.6 billion

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Mission to South Africa to promote the mutually beneficial outcomes of trade and investment between our two countries", Lapenn said. "Any African free trade agreement must fairly and equitably represent the interests of Nigeria, and indeed, her African brothers and sisters", he had said. Read More »

Rajya Sabha Election,Voting Started in Six States

Meanwhile, elections for the Upper House were held for 25 seats in six states which were almost as dramatic as the one witnessed in UP with counting being stopped in some states after various parties approached the EC over objections in ballot papers. Read More »

Craigslist removes personals section from U.S. website

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In a statement posted to Craigslist , the company said it did not want to jeopardize its business by continuing to accept personal ads. " To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness! " the site said. Read More »

Beijing's WTO envoy: China will respond to U.S. tariffs, resist protectionism

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The Chinese government said it will defend itself, and investors are anxious that trade tensions will wreak havoc on the world economy. "We will just observe what occurs now, but I would say that the commercial, economic and geopolitical reality that we must take cognisance of is that China has arrived as a major technological competitor". Read More »

Strong action if FB misuse personal information in India: Ravi Shankar Prasad

As far as their involvement in the United States electoral proceedings is concerned, Cambridge Analytica is said to have used a third-party quiz app called "This is your digital life", which collected user information through questions and then harvested the data of the user as well as their friends - which violates Facebook's policies, as explicit permission had not been sought by the app. Read More »

Celebrate National Puppy Day With 12 Adorable Puppies

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I'm talking about puppies. National Puppy Day is held on March 23, every year with the hopes of improving the lives of puppies everywhere. It was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige , a pet lifestyle expert, animal behaviorist and author, who also created National Dog Day (Aug. Read More »

Karnataka notifies minority tag to Lingayats, amid protests

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The Lingayats are demanding a minority status for the Lingayat Religion, creating an uproar. "After due deliberations and some discussion on concerns on various sections of society, cabinet has chose to accept the recommendations of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission....to consider grant of recognition as religious minority to the Lingayat and Veershaiva Lingayats under Section 2 (d) of the Karnataka State Minorities Act", T.B.Jayachandra, law and parliamentary affairs minister of ... Read More »

With 9 returning seniors, state runner-up Elwood hopes to enjoy the ride

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The Saints lost to Clarendo in seven innings, 22-11. Ranburne's Brock Young matched Lovvorn nearly pitch for pitch as he too went five innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight. Each DeKalb pitcher struck out eight, with Newport getting the win. Alyssa Jiminez, Lindsey Scott and Madisyn Day will each pitch and play in the infield, while Renee Wescott will pitch and see time in the outfield. Read More »

ISIS Gunman 'Kills Shop Worker' After Taking Hostages at French Supermarket

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State group. In January 2015 a jihadist gunman killed four people in a Paris supermarket . "I can not confirm this number at the moment", the spokesman said. "The monitoring. did not reveal any apparent signs that could lead (us) to foresee he would act", Molins said. Police were carrying out searches at Lakdim's family home. Read More »

Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape

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The TTFI has also made a decision to issue a show-cause notice to Ghosh , asking him to explain his stand on the FIR lodged by the girl, especially on the allegations against him, the release further said. She allowed the relationship because Gosh reportedly promised to marry her when she turned 18. Ghosh acknowledged that they were supposed to get married. Read More »

Maldives: Former President & 2 Top Judges Charged With Terrorism

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The president is a half-brother of the former dictator, who is now political enemies. During the restrictions, Yameen's administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice , another Supreme Court judge and a Supreme Court administrator on charges of trying to overthrow the government . Read More »

Douglas High School deals with bomb threat

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As the investigation continues into the threat and the person behind it, school resumed Wednesday without disruption. A teenager has been arrested after a number of schools in Cambridgeshire received hoax bomb threats on Monday, March 19. Read More »

US Census releases population numbers for NCFL

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Over the next 27 years, the city's population grew by more than 236,000, as housing developers built out Lowry, Stapleton and Green Valley Ranch, while older neighborhoods added significant density . Wallmeyer said younger people are fleeing these areas due to what he sees as poor public education systems that lag far behind the schools in the wealthier areas of the state. Read More »

Contract details revealed for new Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis

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Davis' father, Kermit Sr., coached at Mississippi State from 1970-1977. "I am MS made and can not wait to join the rest of the Ole Miss family". Davis, who Ole Miss hired from Middle Tennessee State, was referring to the protests that occurred during the playing of the national anthem at NFL games the past two seasons. Read More »

'Ashtray of Europe': Austrian MPs vote to scrap smoking ban

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A New York City councilman is proposing a new bill that would ban people from smoking while walking . Smoking on some New York City sidewalks may soon be prohibited. "But don't do both together", Koo told CBS2's Ali Bauman . "I think that's unreasonable", said Ceia Cremo, 48, of Jackson Heights. Koo told the Daily News there's nothing worse than walking through someone else's smoke. Read More »

US Congress scrambles to avert another shutdown before Friday deadline

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House members voted narrowly, 211-207, to begin debate and move toward a vote that would then send the bill to the Senate . The Department of Transportation said in a statement Thursday that the spending bill , headed for final passage by the Senate, "removes preferential treatment for the NY and New Jersey Gateway projects ". Read More »

Progress slow in Trump's push to re-write Iran nuclear deal

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Given a mid-May deadline, USA negotiators are working with the three European powers on a follow-on pact that would address Trump's three major complaints on the 2015 nuclear deal. Diplomats said Trump's ultimatum puts some of America's closest allies in the uncomfortable position of trying to anticipate what is likely to satisfy Trump, even as they resent his demand to tinker with the nuclear deal in the first place. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Gets 'Stupid Strong' In Epic Workout With Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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She is truly a national treasure in so many ways. The pair also talked about her role as a feminist icon and her nickname - the Notorious R.B.G - which emulates the famous rapper Notorious B.I.G. The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice lifts weights, does push-ups, tosses around medicine balls, and more, all while wearing a sweater that reads "Super Diva" and listening to a soundtrack of opera . Read More »

Stormy Daniels Teases Telling 'Real Story' About Trump Before '60 Minutes'

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Trump has remained uncharacteristically silent about the alleged affair with Daniels and the hush money payoff. The show usually starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, but the NCAA men's basketball tournament is likely to push it back. The letter to First Republic Bank , where Cohen and a company he created have accounts, seeks the preservation of all data and records related to the $130,000 wire transfer to Clifford, including a suspicious activity report it filed with the Treasury Department. Read More »

Suspects on run after Youngstown robbery ends in homicide

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Cigarettes and airtime, among others, were stolen during the robbery. According to the Albany Police Department, three armed black males went into the Shabby 2 Chic Hair Salon on Dawson Road around 8:25 p.m. The arrests were made as part of the police crackdown on criminals involved in armed robberies. The case will now be forwarded to the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney for his review to determine if a charge of making false alarms will be brought against the boy for making a ... Read More »

Weather Forecast: Cooler with scattered showers this weekend

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The real rain chances arrive late Tuesday into early Wednesday as a strong upper-level disturbance moves into East Texas. Models in good agreement on another heavy rain event next week. When we have more details, we will be certain to share with you. It is in the northern plains and upper Midwest today and tonight , and will be in eastern KY and WV by the end of tomorrow night. Read More »

UAE shock Zimbabwe by 3 runs

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The United Arab Emirates broke around 20 million hearts and made almost 50 million friends when they all but eliminated Zimbabwe from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 race to give Afghanistan and Ireland a lifeline by turning their last Super Six match as a shootout for the last remaining spot in the ICC's pinnacle 50-over event which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. Read More »

Google Doodle honours Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi

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This was measured based on its temperature, pH level and chlorinity. Scientists at the US Atomic Energy Commission quickly became interested in her work, and invited Saruhashi to work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to compare US methods of measuring these radioactive isotopes to those used by the Japanese. Read More »

Arrest warrant issued for ex-South Korean President Lee

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The South Korea Prosecutors are accusing former President Lee Myung-bak of accepting a total of £7.4 million worth of bribes from the country's national intelligence agency and prominent businesses. Mr Lee was grilled by prosecutors earlier this month over almost 20 charges that involve suspicions he took around 11 billion won ($NZ14.2 million) unlawfully from a number of institutions and individuals He denies any wrongdoing. Read More »

Did Donald Trump Regularly Pay for Sex When He Met Karen McDougal?

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McDougal told Cooper that she first began to feel unusual about the alleged relationship with Trump , who was married to Melania Trump and had just had his son Baron Trump with her when they first met, when she was expecting to go to dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel for their first date, but Trump's bodyguard took her to a bungalow. Read More »

China not afraid of a trade war

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China's foreign ministry said it had lodged an official protest with Washington over Wong's visit. Hua said if the United States had benefited nothing from such relations, how could the China-US trade have sustained such rapid growth. The passage of the TTA is not merely symbolic, but reflects a long overdue reassessment of US policy toward Taiwan. "These restrictions have always been viewed as petty and put in place purely at the discretion of State Department officials for the ... Read More »