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Jason Holder named captain for ICC World Cup Qualifier team Jason Holder named captain for ICC World Cup Qualifier team
- March 28, 2018

The road to the finals, however, was anything but straightforward. "When we played the game against Zimbabwe we beat them with four spinners as well", the Barbadian reminded. The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has congratulated Afghanistan and the West Indies on making it through to World Cup 2019. (more...)
Dow Gains 669 Points Amid Reported Trade Talks With China Dow Gains 669 Points Amid Reported Trade Talks With China
- March 28, 2018

China, for its part, has taken a measured response to USA pressure, seeking dialogue to avoid a damaging trade war. The S&P 500 index climbed 70 points, or 2.7 percent, and the Nasdaq gained 228 points, or 3.3 percent. The big three US markets rebounded Monday. China has also offered to buy more semiconductors from the U.S. by diverting some purchases from South Korea and Taiwan, according to a Financial Times report that cites anonymous sources. (more...)
French police eye anti-Semitism in Holocaust survivor's death French police eye anti-Semitism in Holocaust survivor's death
- March 28, 2018

The flat was then set ablaze in an apparent attempt to cover up the murder . French authorities said on Tuesday morning that the two suspects had been charged with the murder of Knoll facing charges of "murder related to the victim's religion, real or imagined" as well as aggravated robbery and destruction of property. (more...)
Grab-Uber merger will not affect fares, says minister Grab-Uber merger will not affect fares, says minister
- March 28, 2018

Lizada quoted PCC chairman Arsenio Balisacan as saying that PCC can only approve the deal if Uber has more than P2 billion worth of assets and finances, and if Grab, the acquiring party, has at least P5 billion worth of assets. Masayoshi Son's firm is pushing to reduce competition in a Southeast Asian ride-hailing market forecast to reach $20.1 billion by 2025. Despite giving up in Southeast Asia, Khosrowshahi signaled during a trip through Asia last month that he's committed to other key ... (more...)
Cynthia Nixon takes campaign for NY governor to Albany Cynthia Nixon takes campaign for NY governor to Albany
- March 28, 2018

Since she's had this new political platform, Nixon has been outspoken about her issues with sitting Governor Cuomo , especially when it comes to education and New York City's giant albatross, the MTA. She said she backed a proposal by the Democratic-led Assembly to boost education funding by $1.5 billion, compared with Cuomo's proposed $769 million. (more...)
Legal fight begins over census citizenship question Legal fight begins over census citizenship question
- March 28, 2018

The Census Bureau plans to allow people to respond to the survey on a paper form, through the internet or by telephone. Becerra is one of 17 Democratic state attorneys general who wrote Ross a letter last month, arguing that including the citizenship question would be unconstitutional and would scare illegal immigrants into not participating in the decennial questionnaire and result in an undercount of the population. (more...)
Baton Rouge Officers Cleared In 2016 Killing Of Alton Sterling Baton Rouge Officers Cleared In 2016 Killing Of Alton Sterling
- March 28, 2018

Federal law sets a very high bar for civil rights charges against officers, requiring that authorities prove an officer's intent at the time of the shooting . Salamoni tackled Sterling and, with Sterling on his back with both officers on top of him, one of the officers appears to yell "He's got a gun!" "Both officers acted in a reasonable and justified manner in the shooting death of Mr". (more...)
High Court orders for Miguna's release from 'JKIA toilet detention' High Court orders for Miguna's release from 'JKIA toilet detention'
- March 28, 2018

Lawyers John Khaminwa, Nelson Havi and Julie Soweto had sued the government over the matter. The self-declared National Resistance Movement General has been detained at the airport since Monday when he arrived in the country from Canada where he was deported in February following his participation in the mock swearing-in of NASA Leader Raila Odinga as "The People's President". (more...)
Australia expels two Russian diplomats over Britain poison case Australia expels two Russian diplomats over Britain poison case
- March 28, 2018

May said the coordinated measures sent the "strongest signal to Russian Federation that it can not continue to flout global law". Peskov told Tass the Foreign Ministry would submit possible retaliatory measures to President Vladimir Putin for consideration, saying any final decision would lie with the Russian leader. (more...)
Man Arrested In Suspicious Packages Sent To DC Area Military Sites Man Arrested In Suspicious Packages Sent To DC Area Military Sites
- March 28, 2018

Army recently issued a statement and revealed that the packages that were sent to the installations have already been "rendered safe". Last month, a suspicious package was sent to Fort Myer near the Pentagon, but no hazardous material was found. (more...)
CNN Poll: Trump Approval at 42 Percent - Up Seven Since February CNN Poll: Trump Approval at 42 Percent - Up Seven Since February
- March 28, 2018

However, Trump's approval rating still remains below that of all of his modern-era predecessors at this stage in their first term after being elected, though Trump only trails Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama by a narrow four points at this point in their first terms. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over United Kingdom spy poisoning
- March 28, 2018

It "could become a turning point", he wrote in The Times newspaper, adding: "The Western alliance took decisive action and Britain's partners came together against the Kremlin's reckless ambitions". Russian Federation has denied any involvement. Outside the EU, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, Macedonia, and Norway also announced expulsions. Moscow has promised retaliation for the diplomatic expulsions. (more...)
Erdogan and European Union make slow progress at key summit Erdogan and European Union make slow progress at key summit
- March 28, 2018

The meeting was hosted by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, whose country now holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and attended by Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan, Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (more...)
Jacob Zuma in court on April 6 over corruption charges Jacob Zuma in court on April 6 over corruption charges
- March 27, 2018

Zuma is accused of taking kickbacks before he became president from the $5 billion (4.0 billion euro) purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and military equipment manufactured by five European firms. This decision was declared irrational by a High Court in 2016. "There was an indictment served on my office today in respect to Mr Zuma", he said. Zuma would face one count of racketeering, two counts of corruption, one of money laundering and 12 counts of fraud. (more...)
Republican Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania won't seek re-election Republican Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania won't seek re-election
- March 27, 2018

In a 4-3 decision, the Democratic-controlled court ruled in January that the Pennsylvania's congressional boundaries "clearly, plainly and palpably" violated the state's constitution. Keleman says for a new candidate to develop the name-recognition and goodwill that Costello's developed in more than a decade in local and county politics, it would likely cost millions. (more...)
5 police officials injured at Bengal Ram Navami rally 5 police officials injured at Bengal Ram Navami rally
- March 27, 2018

On the day Mamata Banerjee warned political groups in her state to refrain from stirring communal passions, complaints were filed against West Bengal BJP leaders Dilip Ghosh and Locket Chatterjee over rallies during Ram Navami . Earlier this week the WBCPCR had written to all DMs to ensure that children participating in processions do not carry any arms. "It seemed that they were trying to teach us religion". (more...)
Over 114000 people left E. Ghouta through humanitarian corridors - Russian military Over 114000 people left E. Ghouta through humanitarian corridors - Russian military
- March 27, 2018

Rebel fighters with the Jaish al-Islam group in the Syrian town of Douma, near the capital Damascus, have expressed readiness to lay down their arms and leave the town, Russia's RIA news agency quoted a Russian General Staff official as saying. (more...)
Meghan Markle's nephew shunned from wedding Meghan Markle's nephew shunned from wedding
- March 27, 2018

Meghan Markle's nephew and his mum have not received an invitation to the Royal Wedding but say they're proudly supporting her. With the nuptials two months away, the invitations for the highly anticipated May ceremony have officially been sent out . (more...)
Hundreds come out for Fellowship Bible Church's Easter egg hunt Hundreds come out for Fellowship Bible Church's Easter egg hunt
- March 27, 2018

Some of the egg hunters had stylish Easter baskets to show off at the hunt. There will be snacks and beverages. We didn't hesitate to offer our support in 2011, and entering into our eighth year, we are more committed than ever. According to consumer analyst, Springboard, if the weather returns to freezing conditions over the Easter Weekend footfall in shops could drop by as much as 15 per cent compared to past year. (more...)
Sisi supporters jubilant as polls open in Egypt's no-contest election Sisi supporters jubilant as polls open in Egypt's no-contest election
- March 27, 2018

Polling stations are set to open in Egypt on Monday, with voters having an opportunity to cast their ballots for their presidential candidates up to Wednesday. The majority of voters, mostly old men and women, revealed they have or will vote for President Sisi for the "achievements he made" in his first term as president. (more...)
UN Human Rights Council Calls for Ending Arms Sales to Israel UN Human Rights Council Calls for Ending Arms Sales to Israel
- March 27, 2018

Adopted along with five other resolutions in a meeting in Geneva on Friday , the resolution on Iran extended by a period of one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. "Today's actions make clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights". In addition to the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom spoke out against UNHRC's "Agenda Item 7", requesting that the UNHRC move debates on Israeli ... (more...)
Stop chatting with my husband: Woman clobbers neighbour silly Stop chatting with my husband: Woman clobbers neighbour silly
- March 27, 2018

But her ordeal did not end there with reports claiming some of the villagers then sexually assaulted and tried to rape her. The incident according to police occurred in Longa village of Syana region of Bulandshahr on March 10, but the video became viral only on Thursday and hence the FIR was filed against against seven named and dozen unknown men. (more...)
Police Shooting Of Unarmed Man Prompts Questions Police Shooting Of Unarmed Man Prompts Questions
- March 27, 2018

Video footage released by Sacramento police shows two officers yelling that a man had a gun before they fatally shot him. The crowd was about half the size of Thursday's largely peaceful protest, which drew 500 people, briefly blocked traffic on I-5 and wound up at Golden 1 Center. (more...)
Netanyahu questioned over corruption allegations Netanyahu questioned over corruption allegations
- March 27, 2018

According to Israeli media, Netanyahu's spouse and son would be interrogated separately in the telecoms investigation over their relationship with Bezeq's owner and his spouse. Netanyahu is accused of awarding regulatory favours to Bezeq Telecom Israel in return for favourable coverage on a news site which is controlled by the company's owner. (more...)
Kim Jong Un Reportedly on Visit to China Kim Jong Un Reportedly on Visit to China
- March 27, 2018

The Associated Press reported that a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said she was not aware of the situation and had no further comment. White House spokesman Raj Shah said the U.S. Japan's NNN cable channel reported that the train was "very similar" to the one used by former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il when he visited Beijing back in 2011. (more...)

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