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World Red Cross admits 21 staff paid for sexual services
Author: 0 Red Cross admits 21 staff paid for sexual services

The news from the two charities follow recently-revealed allegations that senior staff members of the British extension of Oxfam International - which works to combat poverty and offers assistance during disasters - used prostitutes and downloaded pornography while working in Haiti after the devastating 2010 quake.

World Democrats' memo defends Russian Federation probes
Author: 0 Democrats' memo defends Russian Federation probes

The warrant at issue in the Republican memo was obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or Fisa. Democrats have released a memo rebutting GOP claims that the FBI abused USA government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.

World Trump Defends Second Amendment At CPAC And Warns of Dems Taking Office
Author: 0 Trump Defends Second Amendment At CPAC And Warns of Dems Taking Office

In a sprawling, campaign-style speech to activists, the President vowed to make it tougher for those with mental illness to buy guns, suggested arming teachers and vowed to defend the Second Amendment from gun foes. Trump has advanced a variety of ideas to counter gun violence, and the White House this week asked the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for recommendations: everything from faster ballistics testing to more prosecutions for those who ...

World The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight
Author: 0 The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight

However, the gun lobby took to Twitter to defend itself. Enterprise Holdings Inc., which operates Alamo and National vehicle rentals as well, said it had ended its participation effective March 26. In response, the NRA and Trump have suggested arming teachers who have received training to deter attackers, a proposal that has been met with skepticism by teachers unions and gun violence experts.

World Walkouts in solidarity with Parkland
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The nationwide event is planned for 10 a.m across all time zones. As the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting turn their waking nightmares into a national revolution, their supporters have funneled huge sums of money to the students' cause.

World 'Wedding gift' explodes in India, killing groom and his grandmother
Author: 0 'Wedding gift' explodes in India, killing groom and his grandmother

The cops have initiated their investigations and are looking for the person who had gifted that box to the couple during reception ceremony. As per reports by ANI , the blast took place at Patnagarh in Odisha's Bolangir district. The package exploded when the newly married couple tried to open it. Sesadeba Bariha, the Sub Divisional Police Officer of Patnagarh, later confirmed that the family received the parcel in which the bomb was kept.

World After, PNB and BoB, Oriental Bank hit by Rs390-cr loan fraud
Author: 0 After, PNB and BoB, Oriental Bank hit by Rs390-cr loan fraud

The CBI filed the case on Thursday to probe Karol Bagh-based Dwarka Das Seth International, engaged in manufacturing/trading of diamond, gold and silver jewellery, which availed various credit facilities from OBC's Greater Kailash-II branch since 2007 by getting Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs), foreign documentary bill purchase and other instruments.

World Snow warnings issued as Beast from the East edges toward Yorkshire
Author: 0 Snow warnings issued as Beast from the East edges toward Yorkshire

Some areas are predicted to experience lows of minus 8C, while snow is set to fall in London and parts of the South. The cold snap is part of a rapid jump in temperatures in the stratosphere, which can lead to cold conditions and a change in wind direction from our westerly winds to colder easterly winds.

World Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

The new US sanctions will be announced while President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka , is visiting South Korea to attend a dinner with Moon and the closing ceremony of the Games, Reuters reported. The North has adamantly said it is unwilling to give up its nuclear weapons programme. Some critics have questioned whether that story, as told by the White House, is really true of it's just a pretext to cover up the fact that Pence while here avoided any open contact with Kim Yo-Jong.

World Tina Fontaine Verdict Sparks March In Winnipeg
Author: 0 Tina Fontaine Verdict Sparks March In Winnipeg

We need to reduce the amount of days in care and we need to reunite families. Tina's death attracted worldwide attention as her death caused a public outcry that renewed calls for an inquiry into disproportionately high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

World Furious Parkland Students Plan National March for Gun Control
Author: 0 Furious Parkland Students Plan National March for Gun Control

The FBI has released a statement on the shooting in Parkland, Florida that took place on Wednesday. This is not acceptable. Trump has not yet addressed the issue of gun control in the days since the shooting, but said in a tweet the FBI failed to act on a lead about suspect Nikolas Cruz because the bureau was too preoccupied with the probe into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Author: 0 "Burian" dalla Sibria: ondata di gelo in arrivo sull'Irpinia

Qualche fiocco di neve sino a metà mattinata, ma nessun accumulo su balconi, tetti o strade, e comunque un freddo piuttosto intenso hanno caratterizzato il venerdì a Saronno e circondario. "Massima prudenza" in montagna in vista dell'arrivo dell'ondata di gelo , accompagnata dalle nevicate . Il picco di gelo per effetto del buran , come riportano 3BMeteo, è previsto tra la fine di questa settimana e l'inizio della prossima.

World Shooting Suspect 'Going To Explode — FBI Caller
Author: 0 Shooting Suspect 'Going To Explode — FBI Caller

But the transcript, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, provides new details. The woman described Cruz's short temper and said he had the "mental capacity of a 12- to 14-year-old". In addition, anyone involuntarily committed for mental health treatment would be required to surrender their firearms for a minimum of 60 days. County Superintendent Robert Runcie said, "I'm in shock and I'm outraged to no end that he could have made a difference in all this".

Author: 0 Watch Out! - Its The 'Beast From The East'!

According to forecasters, the coldest spell is now expected between February 26 and March 4. The National Forecaster has a Status Yellow Weather Warning in place and it runs until next Saturday . Snow is expected mostly in eastern areas, with snow set to accumulate in some parts. The Beast from the East is set to see temperatures plummet.

World Recap of School Threats in Indiana Since Parkland Shooting
Author: 0 Recap of School Threats in Indiana Since Parkland Shooting

He called for funding to provide at least one law enforcement officer at every school as well as money to harden the physical structures of the state's schools, with additional metal detectors, bullet-proof glass, steel doors, and upgraded locks.

World Dalit Lynching : Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lk compensation
Author: 0 Dalit Lynching : Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lk compensation

The perpetrators have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal code and the Forest Act, including murder and illegal confinement. Police said the post mortem would be conducted at the Thrissur Medical College hospital later, only after which the exact cause of the death will be known.

World Russian Federation deploys its most sophisticated jets in Syria
Author: 0 Russian Federation deploys its most sophisticated jets in Syria

The wealthy businessman who allegedly tried to influence the US election with a "troll farm" in St. Petersburg is also behind Russian mercenaries in Syria , according to USA intelligence reports. Adrian Rankine-Galloway told CNN. "First-stage state trials are over". The fifth-generation Su-57, also known as the T-50, has been created to compete with the U.S.

World Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting
Author: 0 Florida governor proposes new gun sale limits after school shooting

The governor stopped short, however, of endorsing a ban on assault weapons - a demand of numerous teenagers who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas that left 14 of their classmates and three staff dead. Around the world, other jurisdictions have reacted to school shootings by trying to put out the fire at its source, rather than pouring gasoline on it.

World Armed teacher: 'I'll take a bullet for my children'
Author: 0 Armed teacher: 'I'll take a bullet for my children'

When asked why she and Wheaton started the #ArmMeWith campaign, Bertels told INSIDER that they wanted to give educators a "community-driven way to voice their frustrations with policy suggestions, like arming teachers". "The solution to guns in schools isn't more guns in schools". A long-time Georgia Board of Education employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she thought every school should employ one full-time officer per 200 students and that the officer should be on duty ...

World Muzaffarpur: 9 children crushed to death by a speeding auto
Author: 0 Muzaffarpur: 9 children crushed to death by a speeding auto

Reports said driver of the vehicle fled the spot. The injured children have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital but their condition remains critical. They have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital and doctors are trying their best to save the seriously injured. Earlier this month, six persons - including five women and a child were killed and several others injured in two separate accidents in Bihar .

World Election to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23
Author: 0 Election to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

The BJP's increasing strength will give confidence to the party to easily pass key legislations like insurance bill, Triple Talaq bill, which is now delayed and blocked by the opposition parties in the lower house. Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous State, accounts for 10 MPs including Samajwadi Party's Kiranmoi Nandha, Darshan Singh, Naresh Aggarwal and Jaya Bachchan (wife of Amitabh Bachchan), BJP's Vinay Katiyar, Congress' Pramod Tiwari.

World Man tied up, thrashed while locals click selfies in Kerala
Author: 0 Man tied up, thrashed while locals click selfies in Kerala

According to reports, the mob questioned him for hours and tied his hands and one of them even took a selfie with Madhu before he was thrashed brutally. I wanted to go there but my limbs had gone numb out of shock. "Why did they have to kill him?" she wept, denying her son was a thief. The shocking incident has triggered reactions from various quarters.

World These teens fried Marco Rubio's spineless ass all over national television
Author: 0 These teens fried Marco Rubio's spineless ass all over national television

That drew jeers. Visibly angry, Guttenberg responded: "That is a weapon of war". "Not this gun , any gun , but I want to explain to you for a moment the problem with the law that they call the assault weapons ban ". Kasky's question was complemented by a tweet from fellow survivor and newly minted activist David Hogg, who divided the total of Rubio's NRA donations by the number killed in last week's shooting.

World Angry Birds maker falls from on high
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However, Kent pointed out that the share of revenues from Rovio's licensing business is falling. A big problem with Rovio is that they're hitting the point where Angry Birds is suffering from franchise fatigue. Seeing as Angry Birds is Rovio's one-trick pony, it makes sense why investors are wary of the company. "User acquisition investments are expected to be around 30 percent of Games revenues for the full year, however, the amount may vary depending on development of the ...

World Australian deputy prime minister resigns after caught up in sex scandal
Author: 0 Australian deputy prime minister resigns after caught up in sex scandal

Ms Marriott's lawyer, Emma Salerno, said her client was determined to see the Nationals follow her complaint through to its conclusion, The Australian reported. But a woman had complained against Joyce to the Nationals Party, which is in a pact with the Liberal Party , that he had sexually harassed her led Joyce to resign.

World The NRA Gives Ajit Pai A Rifle For Ending Net Neutrality
Author: 0 The NRA Gives Ajit Pai A Rifle For Ending Net Neutrality

Twenty-three state attorneys general, led by New York's Eric Schneiderman [official profile], filed [text, PDF] a petition for review in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday challenging the Federal Communications Commission's ( FCC ) reversal of Obama administration net neutrality regulations.

World NCAA Suspends Arizona Guard Trier For Second Time
Author: 0 NCAA Suspends Arizona Guard Trier For Second Time

The Wildcats are 21-6 and lead the conference with an 11-3 record. The university plans to appeal the decision, as they believe the test was positive because Trier unknowingly ingested a substance in 2016. Given the circumstance, it's disappointing the NCAA would declare Trier ineligible and again make it appear to many he is either a cheat (for taking a banned substance) or a fool (for not learning his lesson the first time).

World Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

The President has made it clear to companies worldwide that if they choose to help fund North Korea's nuclear ambitions, they will not do business with the United States, he warned. While the new sanctions exclusively focus on "elicit maritime activity", administration officials clarified that it is aimed at denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.

World Olympic Notebook: South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games
Author: 0 Olympic Notebook: South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

Cameras showed Kim and Park walking away after the race as Noh cried in the infield of the Gangneung Oval. They seem to be becoming more confident by the day. A South Korean company reputation research agency says big data related to Kim contains key words like "beautiful", "doing well" and "like", while related links include "queen", " PyeongChang " and "Olympic".

World 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan
Author: 0 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

Two civilians were killed and seven were injured after a suicide bomber targeted the diplomatic area in Afghanistan's Kabul on Saturday, AP reported. At least seven people were wounded. In Helmand province, two soldiers were killed in a vehicle bomb attack at the entrance of the army base in Nad Aali district today.

World Self-defense and the Second Amendment
Author: 0 Self-defense and the Second Amendment

He wrote these common sense suggestions in 1990 and we are still arguing today about how to address "this mindless homicidal carnage". Every politician and NRA representative who hides behind the Second Amendment to justify refusal to support a renewed ban on the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition clips is lying.

World New Policy on H-1B Visa by Trump Administration makes approval difficult
Author: 0 New Policy on H-1B Visa by Trump Administration makes approval difficult

H1B visa programme offers temporary USA visa that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers . The United States government has been clamping not only on illegal immigration but also on legal immigration by proposing withdrawal of work authorization of H4 visa holders, who are spouses of H1-B visa holders, and making changes to the H-1B visa process as well.

World Artificial Intelligence may Fall into Bad Hands
Author: 0 Artificial Intelligence may Fall into Bad Hands

If people including policymakers and researchers don't work together on that threat , it could permeate into some of the most fundamental parts of our lives. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report - composed by 26 experts from 14 institutions in academia, industry and civil society - identifies three particularly vulnerable areas: digital, physical and political.

World HBO Films Releases Official Trailer for Paterno
Author: 0 HBO Films Releases Official Trailer for Paterno

Sandusky is now serving a prison term of at least 30 years, after being found guilty on 45 of the 48 child-sex abuse charges against him. It was detailed in an investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh that Paterno knowlingly hid information regarding Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys.

World Third edition of PSL to begin in Dubai on Feb 22
Author: 0 Third edition of PSL to begin in Dubai on Feb 22

In the third edition, a total of six teams will feature in the tournament, with Multan Sultans being the new addition. Mohammad Irfan claimed 2 wickets, while others in the Zalmi camp picked one wicket apiece. "Players have also been told to provide all details of the guests they are meeting or if they intend to dine out", he said. Neither of those were defining, though, and it took the introduction of the captain Darren Sammy to the crease to alter the momentum.

World NRA Not OK With Raising Gun Age Limits
Author: 0 NRA Not OK With Raising Gun Age Limits

Bill Nelson, (D-Fla.), and Sen. "We would like to know why do we have to be the ones to do this?" "I understand that you're standing up the NRA, but you just told this group of people that you're standing up for them", he said . When he was in fifth grade he had to hide in a bathroom for three hours when his school went on lockdown because there were reports of a shooter in the town.

World Primary suspect in Demafelis murder now in custody of Lebanon: DFA
Author: 0 Primary suspect in Demafelis murder now in custody of Lebanon: DFA

Duterte had vowed to seek justice for Demafelis and other Filipino workers being abused by their employers overseas. The kafala , or sponsorship, system ties foreign maids' visas to their employers and prevents workers from leaving or changing jobs without their employers' consent.

World Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback
Author: 0 Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parent Meredith Barry said she was dissatisfied with the "grandstanding" from lawmakers. Trump has said that poor mental health is the root of school shootings , and earlier today, he went off on Twitter while making the argument that the best preventive measure is to let teachers experienced with guns have weapons in their classrooms.

World Shooting reported at university in Louisiana leaving two injured
Author: 0 Shooting reported at university in Louisiana leaving two injured

The school is located in Hammond, about 56 miles northwest of New Orleans. The incident took place at around 3 am near assembly hall where sports events use to take place. John Bel Edwards released a statement about the shooting, saying the state is prepared to assist with all available resources. "I have been in contact with President John Crain from Southeastern Louisiana University and Col.

World US Preps New Sanctions as North, South Koreas Gear up for Talks
Author: 0 US Preps New Sanctions as North, South Koreas Gear up for Talks

The majority of that money was spent on hotel rooms, but Yo Jong and her delegation traveled every day from the capital to the venue where the Olympic games were held, and dined in fancy restaurants, officials noted. Kim, who was formerly a top military official, used to head North Korea's reconnaissance bureau, essentially the country's anti-Seoul spy operations.

World Confrontation between US Legislators and the NRA on Arms Control
Author: 0 Confrontation between US Legislators and the NRA on Arms Control

Jaime Guttenberg was shot in the back during the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting. Then Noah related the moment to the "Me Too" movement: "It reminded me of the reaction that a lot of men had to the "Me Too" movement, you know, when people were like, 'If we carry on like this, we're going to live in a world where men can't even hit on their female staff".

Author: 0 With More Rainfall, Ohio River Now Expected To Reach 59.4 Feet

The unexpected surges prompted a different kind of crisis almost 100 kilometres away in Brantford, Ont., where officials declared a state of emergency due to flooding. County officials, Mattingly said, are monitoring the situation, but the results of the next week's flood are out of their control. Premier Kathleen Wynne was also expected to visit the affected areas later on Wednesday.

World Germany's second straight Olympic hockey upset sends Canada home without gold
Author: 0 Germany's second straight Olympic hockey upset sends Canada home without gold

Thursday's women's ice hockey gold medal game was an emotional one for players on both teams, especially for Canadian Jocelyne Larocque who was clearly displeased with her team's loss against rival USA . A Canadian Olympic hockey player was caught on camera removing her silver medal in disappointment during the award presentation. Obviously, the Germans are elated.

World Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'
Author: 0 Trump says arming some teachers would stop shootings 'instantly'

Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, announced he is introducing legislation to raise the age at which a person can buy certain kinds of rifles like AR-15s from 18 to 21. Without curtailing Americans' Second Amendment rights, we must figure out how to keep our kids alive and safe. They have a tangible influence on policy, but the damage that they do often goes unnoticed.

World Chairman of China's Geely acquires 10 percent of Daimler
Author: 0 Chairman of China's Geely acquires 10 percent of Daimler

According to sources with close knowledge of the acquisition, the pricey purchase makes Geely the largest investor in the German automaker. Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund owned about 6.8 percent of Daimler's shares as September 30, according to Thomson Reuters data.

World Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency
Author: 0 Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and other digital tokens are already widely used in Venezuela as a hedge against hyperinflation and an easy-to-use mechanism for paying for everything from doctor visits to honeymoons in a country where obtaining hard currency requires transactions in the illegal black market.

World Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant…
Author: 0 Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant…

The president's "racist and xenophobic sentiments" have "clearly infected the Trump administration's policy making since day one", Oren Nimni, a Lawyers' Committee attorney working on the lawsuit, said during a February 22 press call. The suit states there are 242,900 Salvadoran immigrants in the United States covered by the policy with jobs, homes and an estimated 192,700 USA -born children, according to the lawsuit.