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World Chinese warship movement detected in Indian Ocean amid Maldives turmoil
Author: 0 Chinese warship movement detected in Indian Ocean amid Maldives turmoil

The latest development comes amid reports of Chinese naval movement in the Indian Ocean. Response from the Navy came after reports emerged that eleven Chinese warships have sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month amid a constitutional crisis in the Maldives, which was under a state of emergency.

World Global death of newborn babies remains high
Author: 0 Global death of newborn babies remains high

The Unicef data puts New Zealand's newborn mortality rate at the average for high-income countries, while the average mortality rate in low-income countries is 27 per 1000 births. Five of the 10 most risky countries to be born are in West and Central Africa, with infants there 50 times more likely to die within a month than if they were born in Japan or Iceland, according to the report.

World Schools on Lockdown in Jackson Township, Ohio, After Gunshot Reported
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Jackson Local Schools said that the middle school and high school are on lockdown. "A Jackson Memorial Middle School student suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning". WKYC reported that the student has been hospitalized. He told her he wants to be cremated if he doesn't make it out of the school alive. "They said, "You can't come in, there is something happening", he recalled.

World Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video
Author: 0 Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video

Adam Lanza had killed his mother at home then took her Bushmaster XM-15 rifle, a semi-automatic rifle comparable to the AR-15, and used it to kill 20 students and six staff members at the school. He was the legal owner of the weapon. "I remember after (the) Sandy Hook (massacre) happened, I said to my wife "I would gladly give this gun up, if it would save the life of just one child".

World Search continues for missing Uber/Lyft driver last seen in LA
Author: 0 Search continues for missing Uber/Lyft driver last seen in LA

It had been found around 12:30 p.m., according to Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department. It had a parking ticket on the windshield. (The) bloodhound went in. "Josh is really a strong-minded person, very organized, very clean and detailed and a big-heart kind of guy". His mother Janet said Joshua's key fob shows he last left his apartment on the evening of Sunday, Feb.

World Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter
Author: 0 Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter

According to the International Monetary Fund, this year hyperinflation could hit 2300%. According to local media reports , Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hoping for interest from investors from Qatar, Turkey and other countries in the Middle East.

World Winter Olympics 2018 Schedule: What To Expect On Day 10, February 19
Author: 0 Winter Olympics 2018 Schedule: What To Expect On Day 10, February 19

Coach Sarah Murray promised Korea would get over the jitters that came with their Olympic debut as the first combined team ever to play in any games. "I had 17-year-olds coming up to me, asking me how to shoot the puck". The South Koreans bounced back with a much better effort against Canada after losing 8-0 to Switzerland on Saturday night, a disappointing result that came on the heels of an encouraging 2-1 setback at the hands of the Czech Republic in their tournament opener.

World Good morning Barrie! Fog advisory and rainfall warning in effect
Author: 0 Good morning Barrie! Fog advisory and rainfall warning in effect

According to Environment Canada, as much as 20 mm of rain is expected to fall over the city by Tuesday afternoon, with some fog possible. Widespread fog will persist Tuesday morning. The cause of the rainfall is a warm front associated with a low pressure area that will be moving through the region tonight, bringing a significant amount of rain with it.

World Daesh kills 20 Hashd al-Shaabi fighters in Kirkuk
Author: 0 Daesh kills 20 Hashd al-Shaabi fighters in Kirkuk

In January, the court sentenced a German woman to death for joining the extremist group and providing it logistical support that helped the group to commit their criminal acts. IS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency. The women were arrested in Mosul and Tal Afar as Iraqi forces recaptured the northern cities from IS a year ago.

World Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga
Author: 0 Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga

Air New Zealand grounded all flights to the capital city of Wellington at 2.45pm (1.45am GMT) as heavy winds and rain cause unsafe travel chaos. "Until the weather settles down we don't expect to make much headway in exposed areas", Marsh told the New Zealand Herald .

World PNB scam: Plea for SIT probe filed in SC
Author: 0 PNB scam: Plea for SIT probe filed in SC

On a closing basis, PNB's scrips fell by Rs 9.25 per share, or 7.36 per cent, to Rs 116.40 on the BSE. The CBI is questioning Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financial Officer of diamantaire Nirav Modi's Fire Star diamond company, officials said here today.

World Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas
Author: 0 Israel Attacks Gaza Strip with Airstrikes, Blames Violence on Hamas

Mordechai sent a threatening message to Hamas, stressing that "as of today, the IDF will take more severe measures against the rioters on the Gaza border.You should stop this now; go and demonstrate against Hamas in Gaza". But he insisted that "from our point of view Hamas is responsible" and said the explosive had been planted during a protest arranged by the group on Friday.

Author: 0 Netanyahu's Associates Named In Telecom Corruption Probe

Police last week recommended Netanyahu be charged with bribery and breach of trust in two other cases. The new allegations significantly raise the level of political and legal peril he faces, suggesting that Mr. Netanyahu on Monday denied any wrongdoing in the case. The ISA and Israeli police are questioning the five suspects over their alleged involvement in a plot whereby the Communications Ministry supposedly crafted industry rules to benefit Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp in ...

World English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban
Author: 0 English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban

The long-term relations between the Philippines and Kuwait would not be affected despite the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, Malacañang said Thursday. The Philippines has banned the deployment of its workers some countries, but many desperate Filipinos chose to stay, even in war-torn Iraq and Syria.

World Press Van Driver Detained for Having Firearm in Trump Motorcade
Author: 0 Press Van Driver Detained for Having Firearm in Trump Motorcade

The Secret Service say no person has been in any danger during all this. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited survivors and law enforcement officials on Friday before heading to Mar-a-Lago. The other van drivers were also removed from the motorcade and White House staffers drove the vans instead. Drivers of the vans are sometimes volunteers and are sometimes hired for the job.

Author: 0 White House: Trump 'supportive' of better background checks for gun buyers

John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, who introduced a bill with Democrat Chris Murphy of CT, who became one of the most visible advocates for gun control after the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. "We want assault rifles off the market", student Cameron Kasky said. The White House added discussions with the senators are ongoing and revisions are being considered.

World Dog registered to vote on whether Merkel can form new German government
Author: 0 Dog registered to vote on whether Merkel can form new German government

In the Saarland state elections in March 2017, Kramp-Karrenbauer decisively defeated SPD chancellor candidate Martin Schulz, with the CDU securing 40.7 percent of the vote against 29.6 percent for the SPD. Morgan Newfield economists say the poll also revealed that nearly half of Germans would like to see Merkel serve another full term as Chancellor with 5 percent less than the remaining half preferring to see a successor serve within the next four years.

World Imran thanks people for their wishes, prayers on his third marriage
Author: 0 Imran thanks people for their wishes, prayers on his third marriage

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an inquiry into the alleged use of a helicopter of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan , Express News reported. His second marriage with Reham, then a TV anchor, lasted barely for 10 months. Mr Khan said that she had sought some time to consult her family, especially her children, before making any decision.

World Rapists killed by mobs in Arunachal Pradesh
Author: 0 Rapists killed by mobs in Arunachal Pradesh

The girl was raped and killed in the nearby village of Namgo on February 12. He added that the mob used traditional weapons, batons and iron rods to lynch the duo accused - Jagdish Lohar, 25, and Sanjay Sobor, 30. Officials said the mob overpowered the personnel manning the police station, dragged the two accused out of the lock-up to the market square and stoned them to death.

World Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe
Author: 0 Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe

An attorney who worked for a prominent law firm was charged with making false statements to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Gates and Manafort were indicted in October for massive financial wrongdoing. Gates, along with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, was indicted by Mueller past year for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.

World A Plane Crash in Iran Kills All the 65 Passengers On Board
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The ministry offered Egypt's "condolences to the families of the victims and asserted that the people and government of Egypt stand alongside them in this ordeal". Poor condition of aircraft is often cited as a reason Iran suffers has one of the world's worst air safety records. The weekend's crash of an Iranian plane over the country's mountainous interior came just a week after a Saratov Airlines jet went down in Russian Federation, shortly after taking off from Moscow.

World Trump was the worst President of the United States - the media
Author: 0 Trump was the worst President of the United States - the media

The group came to a collective conclusion guaranteed to please the Resistance: Donald Trump is the lousiest president of all time . According to the survey, Democratic scholars rank Trump dead last among all presidents, while Republican scholars rank him ahead of only Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce , James Buchanan and William Henry Harrison - the president who infamously died after only one month on the job.

World China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb
Author: 0 China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb

Last week he was charged with theft and concealment of a major artwork and was released on bail. The Terracotta Army is one of Chinas most important archaeological findings. In a statement late Monday afternoon, The Franklin Institute expressed utmost respect for the Terracotta Warriors and deflected blame for the security lapse.

World Syrian forces pound rebel enclave
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dispatched reinforcements there in recent weeks in an apparent bid to retake the region. The groups say the aerial bombardment has targeted a rebel-held region known as eastern Gouta, smashing parts of at least five hospitals and leaving more than 500 people wounded.

World Woman Leaves 'Move Your Van' Note On Ambulance During Emergency, Arrested
Author: 0 Woman Leaves 'Move Your Van' Note On Ambulance During Emergency, Arrested

The woman, from Tunstall, was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and remains in police custody. She will appear before magistrates today at the North Staffordshire justice centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme. "Emergency services must be able to carry out their roles without fear of abuse". Paramedic operational manager Mike Duggan also shared the image of the note online and said: "People seem to have not respect for the work we're doing or the fact we're helping someone".

World South Korea, US move on with holding postponed drill
Author: 0 South Korea, US move on with holding postponed drill

The annual exercises, regularly denounced by the North as war preparations, have already been delayed until after the March 18 closing of the Winter Paralympics. Beijing has complained such technologies could be used for spying. The United States is now considering the possibility of introducing new names of Russian officials to the sanctions list, said Secretary of state USA Rex Tillerson.

World Live Cricket Score of South Africa vs India, 1st T20I
Author: 0 Live Cricket Score of South Africa vs India, 1st T20I

In between, skipper Virat Kohli left the field owing to a left-hip problem and the team physio is now managing his situation but the management said the issue is not serious. An experimental South African side could see as many as three new caps with wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen guaranteed a start and middle-order batsman Christiaan Jonker and seamer Junior Dala in the mix.

World Amazing: AI algorithm by Google which can detect heart disease
Author: 0 Amazing: AI algorithm by Google which can detect heart disease

The company has created software that utilises a new algorithm to infer a person's age, blood pressure and if they are a smoker by analysing scans of the back of their eye . One test showed a 70-percent accuracy, for example, in determining which patient among two had experienced a major cardiovascular event following when the retinal image was taken.

World Powerful 7.2 magnitude natural disaster rocks Mexico City… again
Author: 0 Powerful 7.2 magnitude natural disaster rocks Mexico City… again

The quake and an aftershock had caused many residents to sleep outside that night. The department said the victims had been waiting for the helicopter, but did not provide more details. Earlier this month, an intelligence agent from an agency overseen by Navarrete's department was caught tailing an opposition presidential candidate. The military helicopter apparently flipped and fell on top of the townspeople as it attempted to land.

World Trump endorses Romney, showing how GOP ought to act
Author: 0 Trump endorses Romney, showing how GOP ought to act

Hours after making his campaign announcement early Friday morning, Romney filed paperwork with Utah's elections office allowing him to start collecting the signatures of 28,000 registered Republicans to earn a spot on a June primary ballot.

World Tripura Election 2018: Only 65% voter cast their votes
Author: 0 Tripura Election 2018: Only 65% voter cast their votes

The BJP , which has stormed the north and northeast India in last few years, is trying to keep its footprint in the eastern state of India. Around 2.5 million voters will decide the fate for 292 candidates who are in the race for 59 of the 60 assembly seats being voted for on Sunday.

World Donald Trump visits hospital to meet shooting victims
Author: 0 Donald Trump visits hospital to meet shooting victims

The US leader also tweeted a day after the massacre that that neighbors and fellow students had failed to flag Cruz to the authorities. Thousands of people were reportedly there to honor the 17 people who lost their lives during Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School .

World Oxfam Haiti scandal reveals suspects physically threatened witnesses
Author: 0 Oxfam Haiti scandal reveals suspects physically threatened witnesses

The report said Oxfam officials had received an email in July that year alerting them to alleged sexual exploitation, fraud, negligence and nepotism during relief efforts. In the report, the charity said director of operations in Haiti, Roland Van Hauwermeiren, "admitted using prostitutes " at his Oxfam residence when questioned by the investigation team.

World President Buhari Congratulates New South African President Ramaphosa
Author: 0 President Buhari Congratulates New South African President Ramaphosa

During Sona, Ramaphosa said government will initiate a process to review the configuration, number and size of national government departments. Mr Ramaphosa will need to rebuild national cohesion, which was badly eroded under Mr Zuma's rule, and provide greater certainty about mining and land ownership policy, according to Mr Mark Rosenberg, chief executive of geopolitical risk firm GeoQuant.

World Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs
Author: 0 Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges university costs

The Prime Minister was scheduled to announce the review in a speech today (February 19) acknowledging that the current system of university tuition fees of up to £9,250 a year had not resulted in the "competitive" market that had been expected and instead "we now have one of the most expensive systems" in the world.

World To fulfill pledges made to Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe President
Author: 0 To fulfill pledges made to Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe President

Tsvangirai formed the opposition MDC in 1999, which has led the charge for democracy in Zimbabwe , which until a year ago had been under the iron fist rule of Robert Mugabe . "We need fair, free and credible elections this year". Tsvangirai will be buried on Tuesday in his rural home in Buhera, 250 kilometres (150 miles) south of Harare .

World Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day
Author: 0 Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day

The Uniform Monday Holiday Act also included a provision to combine the celebration of Washington's Birthday with Abraham Lincoln's, which had been a state holiday in IL. Post offices are closed on Monday . Financial markets - Financial markets , including the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, are closed. The " Presidents Day " reference caught on sometime during the 1980s.

World Israel, US Successfully Test Hetz 3 Exoatmospheric Anti-Missile System
Author: 0 Israel, US Successfully Test Hetz 3 Exoatmospheric Anti-Missile System

Missile Defense Agency carried out a successful planned flight test of its Arrow 3 system", the statement read. On Monday, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced that the "Arrow 3 interceptor was launched and had carried out its mission", after having to cancel two tests last-minute due to non-compliance with safety issues .

World George Christensen refuses to apologise over 'joke' Facebook gun photo
Author: 0 George Christensen refuses to apologise over 'joke' Facebook gun photo

Below the photo, shared on his public page last night, Mr Christensen wrote : "You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?" "I think we agree on that and he's taken it down", he said on 3AW radio. Many have also criticised Christensen for the timing of his post, which came just a few short days after a school shooting in Florida left 17 children dead.

World Central AL Forecast- Isolated Showers Sunday, Warm Start to Week
Author: 0 Central AL Forecast- Isolated Showers Sunday, Warm Start to Week

We may even hear a few rumbles of thunder. A cloudy start to the day Monday . By Tuesday , high temperatures look to reach into the 70s! Tuesday the forecast high is 76 degrees. After an isolated shower on Tuesday , the next round of rain will bring another quarter inch on Wednesday . A few more inches of rain will be possible during this time, so flooding will continue to be a concern heading into next weekend.

World GOP donor to withold money to Republicans until they support gun control
Author: 0 GOP donor to withold money to Republicans until they support gun control

Hoffman wrote, "For how many years now have we been doing this - having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings - and how many years has it been that nothing's been done?" In an interview with The New York Times , Hoffman, who also served as USA ambassador to Portugal between 2005 and 2007 after raising millions for then-President George W.

Author: 0 Couple who took in Florida school shooter couldn't see his dark side

The Sneads opened up on Sunday to the Sun Sentinel for the first time since the Wednesday shooting, revealing what they told Cruz when they saw him at the police station. The family gave Cruz a home, enrolled him in adult-education classes and helped him get a job at a local Dollar Tree store, Lewis told CNN. Cruz had quirky habits, like putting a chocolate chip cookie on a steak and cheese sandwich, and going to bed at 8 pm.

World Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram 'beautiful place of peace, humility and truth'
Author: 0 Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram 'beautiful place of peace, humility and truth'

During the course of his stay in India, Trudeau will also visit Agra , Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Amritsar. He also visited a wildlife sanctuary in Mathura's Churmura with his family. He is accompanied by Canadian ministers like Navdeep Bains, Amarjeet Sohi, Bardish Chagger and Kirsty Duncan. The ties between India and Canada have been on an upswing.

World Turkey overrules accusation of chemical attack in Syria's Afrin region
Author: 0 Turkey overrules accusation of chemical attack in Syria's Afrin region

Badran Jia Kurd, an advisor to the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria, told Reuters Syrian army troops would deploy along some border positions in the Afrin region. Ankara launched an offensive in the Afrin area of northern Syria last month against the YPG which it considers a terror group but which is allied with United States forces in the fight against IS.

World John Kelly, Chinese Officials Clash During Trump's China Visit
Author: 0 John Kelly, Chinese Officials Clash During Trump's China Visit

And the chief of staff John Kelly intervened, and the incident ended in a scuffle between Chinese and American security officials. It said the row began when the USA military aide carrying the nuclear football entered the Great Hall and was blocked by Chinese security officials from entering.

World Moon: Too early for Korean summit
Author: 0 Moon: Too early for Korean summit

The writers also claimed that Yo-Jong "is not only a powerful member of Kim Jong Un's kitchen cabinet but also a foil to the perception of North Korea as antiquated and militaristic". Since 2016, the United Nations Security Council at USA urging has approved five resolutions that impose some of the toughest sanctions in the world on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in addition to the even harsher unilateral US sanctions.

World Manafort Faces New Claims of Additional Criminal Activity by Mueller
Author: 0 Manafort Faces New Claims of Additional Criminal Activity by Mueller

The document does not level any new specific criminal charges against Manafort over the accusations. "That criminal conduct includes a series of bank frauds and bank fraud conspiracies", prosecutors wrote, including criminal conduct related to the mortgage on one of the properties that Manafort said he would agree to forfeit if he failed to show up to court.

World Husband of slain MP accused of misconduct
Author: 0 Husband of slain MP accused of misconduct

Her death shocked the nation, and was the first time a British lawmaker had been killed in office since Conservative MP Ian Gow was assassinated by the IRA in a 1990 auto bombing. "His family are friends with my family, but the fact of the matter is, is that it's not enough just to say "oh I'm sorry", you have to show how you're going to change the way you are in the future and I think Brendan, more so than many I've seen in this area is actually trying to do that".