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MoS VK Singh to leave for Iraq today

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Some of the family members came to New Delhi the week after to meet the minister and had placed two demands - one, that the bodies be brought back at the earliest and secondly, that the family members be compensated. "We will hand over the mortal remains to their families". When IS took over large swaths of Iraq in 2014, there were approximately 10,000 Indians employed in the country as construction workers, oil field engineers, and medical professionals, according to statistics provided ... Read More »

Tibetan leader urges efforts to enable Dalai Lama's return

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However, expressing his resentment, Tseten said, "We understand the complexity of foreign affairs, but I feel that this is the best time for India to be assertive about its friendship with Tibet, given that China is encircling us in Bhutan and Nepal and a little farther in Maldives too". Read More »

Russia's Kemerovo governor quits over shopping centre fire

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Tuleyev's resignation and signed a decree providing for the early termination of his authority, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. In Kemerovo Region, a three-day mourning period was declared from Tuesday through Thursday. A former Russian presidential candidate, he was elected governor of Kemerovo in 1997. Read More »

China may start buying crude oil in yuan this year

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First, to "hedge against volatility," as "Chinese refiners and traders have struggled to manage currency risks because of capital controls". The oil contracts in Shanghai are also traded in yuan. Finally, unless China's foreign investment rules open up substantially, "talk of a petroyuan replacing the petrodollar will be premature", the Economist adds. Read More »

Appeals Court Judge Reinhardt, 87, known as the 'liberal lion,' dies: court

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As the U.S. Supreme Court grew increasingly conservative after the 1970s, the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, remained a liberal outpost in the federal judiciary. v. Heller. Rather than declare a constitutional right for gays and lesbians to Wednesday their chosen partners, Reinhardt crafted a narrower decision, based on past Supreme Court rulings that said a state could not withdraw rights in order to harm a politically unpopular group. Read More »

Bodycam Footage Shows Deadly San Francisco Barbershop Shootout With Police

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Someone yells that they were "hit" before another voice repeatedly screams, "I got kids! I got kids here!" The uniformed officer, who was shot in the leg, eventually crawls out of the shop onto the sidewalk. "The guy was in there calm". He "never meant nobody no danger", Chad said. Someone with a Amazon Barbershop black-hooded sweatshirt tells police that they have him confused for somebody else as they search his body while he's handcuffed. Read More »

Voting Begins In Sierra Leone Presidential Runoff Election

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Voters in Sierra Leone are choosing their new president in a run-off poll which pits a coup leader against the president's hand-picked successor . The victor of the March 27 run-off will succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, who leaves office after serving two five-year terms. Read More »

Arraignment Set For LI Judge Accused Of Entering Neighbor's Home

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She was alone in the East Islip home Thursday when she heard a noise and saw a man running off, police said. Robert Cicale, a Suffolk County district court judge, admitted he had broken into the woman's Long Island home several times and stolen underwear out of her clothing hamper, District Attorney Timothy Sini said. Read More »

Officer-involved shooting leaves one dead

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The police said that the suspects had admitted committing the offence, adding that they would soon be charged to court. Prassas then pushed the teen backwards onto the ground using both hands, according to police documents. Police say that Decoursey fled the scene, stealing a white Chevrolet pickup truck with Kentucky license plate 2070GH. The Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit will continue the investigation, with Oregon State Police acting as the lead agency. Read More »

Pres. Trump Slams Dem Calif. Governor Brown Over Pardon of Criminal Illegals

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Alaniz served five months in prison for a 1997 vehicle theft conviction. Maher is from Macau, which became part of China after his family immigrated to California when he was 3. It also comes of part of a larger tendency on the part of the President to characterize undocumented immigrants as unsafe criminals. For ex-convict immigrants, deportation is a severe punishment that is often unwarranted, said Angelica Salas , executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, which ... Read More »

China trade conflict presents Taiwan with opportunities

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China warned the United States on Thursday not to open Pandora's Box and spark a flurry of protectionist practices across the globe, even as Beijing pointed to U.S. South and North Korea earlier agreed to have their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27. Activity at China's manufacturers rallied, showing fresh strength amid escalating trade tensions and curbs to cut debt and pollution. Read More »

Kremlin says Russian Federation did not initiate 'any diplomatic war'

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The expulsions were prompted by Prime Minister Theresa May, who wanted to punish Russian Federation for allegedly poisoning a former spy and his daughter on British soil. The United States led the expulsion count with 60 Russian diplomats and added to its measures the closing of Russian Consulate in Seattle. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday during a regular call with reporters that Russian Federation had been "forced" to expel the USA diplomats and was "never the initiator" ... Read More »

MILLION DOLLAR RANGASTHALAM in the USA !!

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This is one of the all-time highest openings for a Telugu movie at North American box-office. The Mega Power Star Ram Charan's Rangasthalam Movie was released on 30th March 2018. She also did Rajamouli directorial "Eega" as an extremely ambitious film starring Suriya and it paid off clearly as the film went on to become a classic. Read More »

Jewish holiday of Passover begins

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Perhaps the Passover custom of encouraging children to bargain with their parents over the return of the afikoman serves to dramatize the empowerment of the powerless, the core experience that Passover celebrates. This is meant to symbolize the haste in which Hebrews left Egypt. The green parsley represents new life and spring, while the salt water is often seen as a symbol of the tears of slavery. Read More »

Mules top Mounties; face 4-0 Adna today

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The 'Jackets (18-1) scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third and a half dozen in the fourth frame to put the Pirates out of their misery early. Posey finished the day 1-for-4 at the plate with five RBIs and two runs scored for Grape Creek. GAR-FIELD 6, WOOSTER (OH) 2: Drew Early, Marty Neal, Eric Rodriguez, Jordan Aleskowitz and Gavin Bassett each had an RBI in the Indians' win at the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Read More »

South Korea Standing Up to US With Leaders' Summit With Pyongyang

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Kim pledged he was "committed to denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula, according to China's Xinhua news agency - but added this would depend on South Korea and the U.S. The US President's words come after Kim Jong Un visited China in his first foreign trip since taking power. The South Korean government needs to pay heed to this point in preparing for the upcoming summit meeting by keeping a consistent and same voice and stance with the U.S. Read More »

NY lawmakers poised to pass budget

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Saturday and the Assembly finishing around 4 a.m. "It is a solid and fiscally responsible budget that protects taxpayers, creates jobs, and supports many other quality-of-life issues important to middle-class families across the state". Felder disputed the notion that he was holding up the budget, though he declined to elaborate on what he's specifically seeking for yeshivas. "I'm extremely disappointed", said Sen. Read More »

Kathleen Wynne launches attack on Doug Ford a day after budget

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Sousa brushed off suggestions the Liberals were pandering for votes, saying the government made a choice to run a deficit in order to provide much-needed support to Ontarians. As physical space and staffing capacity at licensed child care centres is increased, greater affordability for infant and toddler care should also be phased in. Read More »

STEAM Day draws 96 students to UNCP

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Jessie Lorene Goline was accused of having sex with four different high school students - including two in one night - but the 26-year-old teacher managed to avoid any prison time after a controversial decision this week. They call Zamora a " monster ". They said the incidents have taken an emotional toll on their son. "Instead of expecting something to happen, they're making something happen". Read More »

Rain likely, high near 53 — TODAY'S FORECAST

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High temperatures in the metro area for late March into early April are normally around 60 degrees, with overnight lows around 40. And there's no sign of conditions warming up any time soon. Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of rain and snow after 5 a.m., low around 36. Monday night: A 50 percent chance of rain before 11 p.m., then rain and snow between 11 p.m. Read More »

West Bengal governor visits violence-hit Asansol to take stock of situation

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Amidst the violence, the Asansol constituency's MP Babul Supriyo attempted to visit the strained district on Thursday but was stopped from entering resulting in a scuffle between the former playback singer Supriyo and police forces. State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee had accused the BJP of trying to destroy peace and communal harmony in the state. "Are they not satisfied after unleashing violence for the last two days?" he had said. Read More »

Mississippi State 73, Louisville 63, women's college basketball final

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo says the opening series of the season at Miami will be emotional for him as both teams honor victims of last month's mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. After a physical, back-and-forth game, Notre Dame capitalized on two uncharacteristic CT turnovers in the final 3:24 of regulation, the second of which had U-Conn. Read More »

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Visits Hometown In Pakistan

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Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai (c.) poses for a photograph with family members during her first visit to Mingora, her hometown, since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls' education. Yousafzai plans to return to Britain on Monday. She was 15 years old at the time of that incident. According to the Associated Press , she was in tears after entering the home where relatives, former class fellows and friends had been anxiously waiting since morning to ... Read More »

Not Yet Known Whether Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold

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A Mega Millions player from New Jersey won the huge $ 521 million jackpot after Friday night's drawing. Friday's jackpot was also the 10th largest lottery prize in US history. No one has captured the prize since January 5. Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 - or select Easy Pick. Read More »

Man robbed 70-year-old man, pretended to help

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A mother and 3-year-old daughter inside that apartment hid in a closet while police tried to talk the Castillo out of the apartment. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the police news release said. Experts offer varying opinions on the question of whether to appoint a special prosecutor to review a police-involved shooting. Romero fired a shot at his son and missed, instead hitting Alvarado in the back, the family member said. Read More »