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Major Winter Storm For Start of Spring Major Winter Storm For Start of Spring
- March 20, 2018

While little snow accumulation is expected here in the city, Long Island and points along the New Jersey coast could see between 3 and 6 inches, NBC's Storm Team 4 reported . On March 2, a nor'easter that morphed into a "bomb cyclone" slammed much of the Northeast with heavy snow and rain, hurricane-force wind gusts and significant coastal flooding. (more...)
US Imposes Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela's Petro US Imposes Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela's Petro
- March 20, 2018

In the latest move by the US government to restrict the Maduro regime's access to capital, President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning any transactions within the USA involving "any digital currency, digital coin, or digital token, that was issued by, for, or on behalf of the Government of Venezuela on or after January 9, 2018". (more...)
Horrible Remix of Iconic Song Horrible Remix of Iconic Song
- March 20, 2018

A few days ago, the first-look of Jacqueline Fernandez in the song 'Ek Do Teen' from the upcoming film Baaghi 2 was released. Compared to the original, the new version is a mere teaser - while Madhuri song was seven-minutes long, Jacqueline's is less than two minutes at least in the release. (more...)
John Oliver fans vandalize Amazon reviews of Pence family book John Oliver fans vandalize Amazon reviews of Pence family book
- March 20, 2018

It already appears to be #1 on Amazon in books and had somehow garnered more than 650 reviews by Monday morning, nearly all of them five stars. In Oliver's book, Marlon Bundo is gay and falls in love with a boy rabbit, created to troll Pence for his LGBT policies. (more...)
Ronaldo scores four as Madrid thrash Girona Ronaldo scores four as Madrid thrash Girona
- March 20, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo extended his impressive scoring run by scoring four goals in Real Madrid's 6-3 rout of Girona in the Spanish league on Sunday. "Ronaldo is very important to us, he transmits an energy across the whole group". In La Liga, he is three strikes behind Lionel Messi (25 goals ) with 22 this season. (more...)
Aung San Suu Kyi seeks help from ASEAN leaders with Rohingya crisis Aung San Suu Kyi seeks help from ASEAN leaders with Rohingya crisis
- March 20, 2018

Suu Kyi was met with criticism and protests by local Rohingya groups in Australia, who issued a statement calling for Turnbull to raise the ongoing human rights crisis with the Myanmar leader. Then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott described her as an "icon of democracy" as he stood by her side at a joint press conference. However, progress had also been made recently on negotiating a code of conduct on the South China Sea, she said. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil performer dies in fall during Florida show Cirque du Soleil performer dies in fall during Florida show
- March 19, 2018

The 38-year-old performance artist died of his injuries at a nearby hospital. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group , said Mr Arnaud was "loved by all who had a chance to know him", and his loss would be hard to move past. (more...)
Fort Carson wildfire burns 3300 acres; 80 percent contained Fort Carson wildfire burns 3300 acres; 80 percent contained
- March 19, 2018

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder said several buildings have been lost in the fire, but could not provide an exact number by Saturday morning. The fire began at Fort Carson's range 155, but grew and is now burning south of Fountain. A large animal shelter was set up at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. The Hanover School District cancelled all afternoon activities and afternoon preschool, and announced that parents can pick up their children at the high school, KOAA reported . (more...)
50 nations to take up global trade issues — WTO ministerial meet 50 nations to take up global trade issues — WTO ministerial meet
- March 19, 2018

The foreign minister had told the National Assembly that India committed more than "400 ceasefire violations" along the LoC and the working boundary since January in which "18 civilians" were killed. The Indian government has also alleged that "the website of the High Commission continues to be intermittently blocked, causing inconvenience and affecting the normal functioning of the Mission". (more...)
People in Balkote sector living in panic and terror of Pakistan shelling People in Balkote sector living in panic and terror of Pakistan shelling
- March 19, 2018

The two injured were his daughters, who are said to be treated at a hospital. Pakistan troops were targeting civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts. "We have rushed bullet proof vehicles to the affected villages", he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. The locals lost their lives after a heavy shell by Pakistani troops hit their house in Balakote sector. (more...)
Turkey-led forces seize Syrian city, topple Kurdish statues Turkey-led forces seize Syrian city, topple Kurdish statues
- March 19, 2018

Erdogan said Turkish soldiers, along with rebel factions of the Free Syrian Army, took complete control of Afrin town center at 8.30 a.m. This is while USA officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the group. (more...)
Manhattan's 5th Avenue Goes Green For Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade Manhattan's 5th Avenue Goes Green For Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade
- March 19, 2018

Patrick's Day parades in Cleveland, won the honor for 2018. While many people know the tale of Saint Patrick driving out the snakes from Ireland , members of the Tallahassee Irish Society say the holiday is for anyone who wants to be Irish. (more...)
Missing Teen Taken by 45-Year-Old Married Man Found in Mexico Missing Teen Taken by 45-Year-Old Married Man Found in Mexico
- March 19, 2018

Soon after they were found in Mexico, Allentown police released a statement confirming Amy Yu was " unharmed and in good health ." . An Amber alert and an global search ensued, and the pair returned to the United States under vastly different circumstances on Saturday . (more...)
Israeli Military Destroys Two Hamas Terror Tunnels in Gaza Israeli Military Destroys Two Hamas Terror Tunnels in Gaza
- March 19, 2018

Israel "bears all the consequences of the escalation", said Hamas spokesman Fawzy Barhoum. In August 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, calling on Muslims across the world to hold street rallies in protest to the long-standing occupation of the Palestine. (more...)
US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel… US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel…
- March 19, 2018

That's questionable. The legal status of black site prisoners is not defined, and the authority of the USA or other countries to operate them is not authorized by the United Nations. Kiriakou asked, "Was it moral, and was it ethical, and was it legal? I think it's going to go very well ". So defending Haspel as a duty-bound functionary when it comes to torture but a vibrant leader with great integrity when it comes to everything else seeks to erase the illegality and the depravity of the ... (more...)
China says resolutely opposed to new US law on ties with Taiwan China says resolutely opposed to new US law on ties with Taiwan
- March 19, 2018

Geostrategy-Direct reported on March 6 that, the legislation comes amid increased tension between China and Taiwan. The Chinese government has lodged a strong protest after US President Donald Trump signed a new law that promotes closer ties between the US and Taiwan. (more...)
Cluster Bombs Reportedly Dropped on Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- March 19, 2018

On Feb.18, Syrian and allied forces intensified their air campaign on Eastern Ghouta , launching a ground offensive to retake the last opposition bastion near Damascus a week later. According to Syrian Civil Defence, also known as White Helmets, the organisation's first responders were unable to reach the wounded in several other towns in eastern Ghouta because of the intensity of the assault. (more...)
White House: 'No Immediate Personnel Changes at This Time' White House: 'No Immediate Personnel Changes at This Time'
- March 19, 2018

And that's how Kelly started his day. With a laugh, Trump said: 'Who's next?' A spokesperson for the state department claimed to have no knowledge of the conversation between Kelly and Tillerson. Tillerson's chief spokesman Steven Goldstein said the secretary was blindsided and had yet to hear from the president personally. Kelly has also worn on the president, confidants of the president said. (more...)
Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania race Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania race
- March 19, 2018

But when the Republican Party spends so much of its time talking about her, you'd think she'd be a bit more perturbed. "I just wanted him to win", Pelosi said. Nancy Pelosi welcomes your hatred. "In fact, some well-wired House Democrats predict she will be forced aside after the election and replaced by a younger, less divisive Dem", Mike Allen wrote at Axios on Thursday. (more...)
2nd day of voting in presidential elections for Egyptians overseas 2nd day of voting in presidential elections for Egyptians overseas
- March 19, 2018

It is significant that the Egyptian Elections Committee is not allowing any foreign monitors to cover the electoral process. Egypt's Embassy in Oman garnered a huge presence from the Egyptian community overseas who went to cast their votes in the 2018 presidential election on Sunday. (more...)
BJP leader attacked in Srinagar, gunfight erupts between security forces, militants BJP leader attacked in Srinagar, gunfight erupts between security forces, militants
- March 18, 2018

One of the policemen sustained bullet wounds in the incident while the militants managed to escape from the spot, reports added. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar district Imtiaz Ismail Parray told news agency GNS that the body was recovered by the search party. (more...)
I agree with Britain's standpoint concerning Skripal's case, - Poroshenko I agree with Britain's standpoint concerning Skripal's case, - Poroshenko
- March 18, 2018

On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of perpetrating the attack and announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday also accused Britain of violating global law, and said Britain's defence minister "lacks education". (more...)
Russian Federation summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute Russian Federation summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute
- March 18, 2018

The Russian ministry also warned Britain that it "retains the right to take other answering measures" in response to any "further unfriendly actions". Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the poisoning of the Skripals. This use of a military-grade nerve agent , of a type developed by Russian Federation, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War. (more...)
England coach Eddie Jones apologises for insulting Ireland and Wales England coach Eddie Jones apologises for insulting Ireland and Wales
- March 18, 2018

I sincerely mean that. England missed out on defending their Six Nations title with defeat to France last weekend crowning Ireland champions. "Looking back at Scotland we were probably over-aroused and sometimes it looks like lethargy and again that was my responsibility, I got it wrong". (more...)
China's new VP Wang Qishan could be problematic for CPC
- March 18, 2018

All 2,970 votes were cast in favor of the 64-year-old Xi who, after a vote by the legislature last Sunday, gained the right to continue in office indefinitely after term limits for the president and vice president were abolished. Wang retired from the Politburo of the Communist Party previous year at the party's customary retirement age of 68. Xi's real power stems from his title as general secretary of the Communist Party, but analysts say Wang could provide extra heft to his presidency, ... (more...)

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