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World Saudi Arabia must face USA lawsuits over 11 September attacks
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia must face USA lawsuits over 11 September attacks

A federal judge in the United States has rejected Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits alleging it helped orchestrate the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in which almost 3,000 people died. Obama had then claimed the law might expose U.S firms, troops as well as officials to lawsuits in other countries. Daniels said the plaintiffs could try to prove that Saudi Arabia was liable for the alleged activities of Fahad al Thumairy, an imam at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, California, ...

World Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches Balakrishna's NTR biopic
Author: 0 Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches Balakrishna's NTR biopic

The film, featuring Balayya aka Balakrishna, will be shot in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. He is probably the only actor in the country who is playing his father's role in a movie. Paying tributes to NTR, the vice-president said his portrayal of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu would always be remembered. During the launch of "NTR", producer Vishnu Induri and Teja said that the biopic could most probably be hitting the screens this Dasara.

World Disney star actress joins President Trump's White House!
Author: 0 Disney star actress joins President Trump's White House!

In October 2016, Michael Cohen released a statement to CNN on behalf of Trump saying: "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. President Donald Trump previously announced his stance on combating opioid addiction in the USA, and on Tuesday (Mar. 27), he took to Twitter to announce that he is "very pleased" to open the White House for an ode to opioid victims, Politico reports.

World Distracted drivers to be focus of patrols
Author: 0 Distracted drivers to be focus of patrols

AT&T says it has expanded the "It Can Wait" campaign to include other driving distractions that have emerged as our relationships with electronic devices have changed. All information on those violations is available to insurance companies. Even though they know it's unsafe, many American drivers still talk on a cellphone or text while behind the wheel, a new survey finds.

World Theresa May still refuses to say she supports Brexit
Author: 0 Theresa May still refuses to say she supports Brexit

The campaign includes the publication of posters on the streets and letters through newspapers and the Internet, addressed to supporters of Brikast and opponents alike, and posters were suspended this week in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and wrote on a poster, "When will we know what we voted for?" The PM will start the day by visiting textile workers at a factory in Ayrshire, before travelling to Newcastle to meet with a local parent and toddler group.

World Construction of Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant complete
Author: 0 Construction of Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant complete

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the completion of the construction of the first plant is a historic achievement for the UAE and contributes to the consolidation of its position on the worldwide map, citing that the UAE peaceful nuclear program plays a pivotal role in supporting growth, diversifying the economy and ensuring a secure future for the coming generations.

World Trump fires Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin
Author: 0 Trump fires Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

The criticism grew louder when his department published a report last month finding " serious derelictions " of duty by Shulkin during a business trip to Europe, according to news reports. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said "the senate committee on Veterans Affairs should not approve any nominee for secretary who supports the privatization of the VA".

World Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series
Author: 0 Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series

Young Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft , who has been banned for 9 months by Cricket Australia in the wake of Ball-tampering scandal, has broken his silence on the issue. Spin-bowling great Shane Warne, while condemning the cheating, said the hysteria whipped up by anti-Australian feeling around the cricketing world had led to overly harsh punishments.

World Anger as Lagos closes roads to welcome President Buhari
Author: 0 Anger as Lagos closes roads to welcome President Buhari

The President was received on Thursday by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode , as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, among other government officials. We are appealing that they abide by our agreement at the meeting. He also insisted that Thursday's protest would hold at a location and time "far, far away" from the president.

World Ceremony honors New Mexico's Vietnam veterans
Author: 0 Ceremony honors New Mexico's Vietnam veterans

For many Vietnam Veterans, it's the recognition they deserved and should have received when they returned home from the war, but many did not . Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick M. He will present a group of veterans with a special National Vietnam Veterans Day lapel pin. The yearly events commemorate the devotion, loyalty, and sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families.

World Vijay Mallya Plans To Marry Long-time Girlfriend Pinky Lalwani
Author: 0 Vijay Mallya Plans To Marry Long-time Girlfriend Pinky Lalwani

Vijay Mallya met Pinky Lalwani a few years ago in 2011 when he offered her a job as an air hostess in Kingfishers airline. He lived a flamboyant life, and his calendars of girls in Bikinis for his airline Kingfisher was very popular. He married Rekha Mallya in 1993 and they have two daughters, Leanna and Tanya. Pinky Lalwani was photographed at the public gallery at Mallya's extradition case at Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

World Bhimrao Ambedkar now Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh
Author: 0 Bhimrao Ambedkar now Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh

The governor, who has been campaigning since a year ago to "correct" the name, reportedly wrote to PM Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that even Dr Ambedkar used his full name in his signature. With this order to be implemented from April 1, all the government offices will have his photo with the changed name. "I don't find any reason to change his name, it's an individual's freedom to decide how he wants to be known".

World ISRO's communication satellite all set for take off
Author: 0 ISRO's communication satellite all set for take off

The 415-tonne GSLV F08 rocket is the 12th flight of GSLV. The engine has been improved and it will be able to carry another 70kg weight to its payload capability. Speaking of the countdown, an ISRO official told IANS that the countdown for the lift-off is progressing smoothly and at the usual pace. GSAT-6 has been in orbit providing communication services since its launch on August 27, 2015.

Author: 0 Good Friday: Why day of Jesus's crucifixion is called 'good'

Friday, March 30 . The standard US Catholic school text between 1885 till the 1960s - Baltimore Catechism - Good Friday is seen as good because Jesus Christ had shown his love for mankind. Forecasters are now predicting that temperatures on Good Friday will reach a maximum of 9 °C. Meat is avoided on Good Friday although fish is consumed for it is perceived to be a different kind of flesh that comes from water and that fish is also closely associated with the Christian community.

World Melania Trump responds after Stormy Daniels interview
Author: 0 Melania Trump responds after Stormy Daniels interview

However, the US President has denied the affair with Daniels. She added "It was, of course, just the first of many times she would endure the particular humiliation Bill would inflict, stories of affairs, inappropriate behavior, a graphic White House tryst with an intern, even a rape allegation, and put on a strong united front".

World School bus driver charged after 6 students injured in Dinwiddie crash
Author: 0 School bus driver charged after 6 students injured in Dinwiddie crash

The bus company also has agreed to replace its fleet with new buses and contribute $75,000 a year to support programs in the Gary school district. The District's transportation provider, Missouri Central School Bus Company , has safety procedures in place to guard against this type of situation.

World Ex-Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine now joins White House press team
Author: 0 Ex-Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine now joins White House press team

After all, we're pretty sure we were the first reporter to extensively interview her back when she was 14 and 15 years old, giving Sunshine her first experience fielding questions from the media. With a creative and political background (and hopefully some beaming rays), Sunshine heads into her role at the White House press office. The president also tapped John Bolton, a Fox News analyst and former Bush administration official, as the next national security adviser.

World Obama to fundraise for Missouri's McCaskill in Beverly Hills
Author: 0 Obama to fundraise for Missouri's McCaskill in Beverly Hills

Obama this election cycle. She told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she believed the fundraiser was also for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. "A fake populist is a guy with an Ivy League education that rides into office on the back of one of the richest men in Missouri, who has made it his life's work to destroy labor unions", McCaskill said of Hawley, according to the newspaper.

World 'Strong signal to Kremlin' as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and 26 countries expel Russian diplomats
Author: 0 'Strong signal to Kremlin' as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and 26 countries expel Russian diplomats

British Prime Minister Theresa May noted it was the "largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history". "I think we also have to understand that, of course, what triggered this was the Salisbury attack , but it is part of a broader response by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to a pattern of unacceptable and unsafe behavior by Russia ", Euronews quoted Stoltenberg.

World Final death toll is 64 in Russian mall fire
Author: 0 Final death toll is 64 in Russian mall fire

Investigators identified a short circuit as a possible cause and said the emergency exits were locked shut, hampering any evacuation. But ingrained secrecy in Russian administration has fed them - relatives of the dead have had to sign non-disclosure agreements before they could take possession of the bodies, a standard practice, according to police.

World USA caps United Nations peacekeeping contribution at 25 percent
Author: 0 USA caps United Nations peacekeeping contribution at 25 percent

Drawing over 105,000 troops, police and other personnel from countries around the world, the peacekeeping missions operate in places from Haiti to parts of India and Pakistan. Sri Lanka) to ensure that the personnel deployed are Sri Lanka's best. "With shared responsibility comes shared burdens and shared costs". "All of us have a role to play, and all of us must step up".

World Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston
Author: 0 Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston

They may extend these watches. We have issued a First Alert Weather Day for Thursday, due to the threat of severe weather. Unfortunately, the timing of these storms will take place tonight when everyone is sleeping. By the afternoon hours on Thursday, the bulk of the rain will be to our east, but we could still have a few showers around. Temperatures are also expected to drop in the middle of the day as the system rolls through.

World Sensex skids 206 points; ends FY18 with 11.30 per cent gains
Author: 0 Sensex skids 206 points; ends FY18 with 11.30 per cent gains

Key benchmark indices started the day on a negative note amid weakness in global stocks and extended losses to finally close the day lower. Nearly all sectoral indices of the BSE ended with losses, barring the S&P BSE consumer durables index, which rose by 52.46 points, and the oil and gas index, up 9.19 points.

World Saudi Crown Prince Says Houthi Missiles Show their Weakness
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince Says Houthi Missiles Show their Weakness

Civilian casualties from coalition air strikes have drawn criticism from rights groups, and in October the United Nations placed the alliance on a "blacklist" for killing and maiming children. On the sidelines of MIT's 2018 Innovation to Impact Forum, the Crown Prince sponsored the signing of four scientific and technological agreements between MIT, Aramco, SABIC , the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

World Israel army ordered to shoot as Palestinians plan protest at Gaza border
Author: 0 Israel army ordered to shoot as Palestinians plan protest at Gaza border

The military says it discovered footprints along its security fence with Gaza on Tuesday and in subsequent searches captured the three who were armed with knives and grenades. The terror groups are encouraging civilians to approach the border fence with Israel. This year, Land Day coincides with the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Pesach, and Israel has been significantly ramping up security measures beforehand.

World Holy Week Services and Activities Planned
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An Easter breakfast will be hosted from 9:30-10:30 a.m.at Bethesda. On Holy Saturday, blessing of food/Easter baskets will be at 1 p.m.in St. Hyacinth, and Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8 p.m.in Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, Fourth and Gooding streets.

World Scott Walker won't appeal special election case to the Supreme Court
Author: 0 Scott Walker won't appeal special election case to the Supreme Court

Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds last week gave Walker until Thursday to issue an order calling special elections in the two vacant seats. He's now asking the appeals court to rule by 9 a.m. State law requires Walker to call special elections to fill legislative vacancies that occur prior to May in regular election years like this one, but he has refused to do so.

World Malala Yousafzai gets lots of social media love on return to Pakistan
Author: 0 Malala Yousafzai gets lots of social media love on return to Pakistan

Accompanied by her parents, the 20-year-old Yousafzai was escorted through Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport under tight security, according to still photographs broadcast on local television. "On this day, I cherish fond memories of home, of playing cricket on rooftops and singing the national anthem in school". She founded the Malala Fund, which invests in local educational initiatives for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Kenya, and in Jordan, where it focuses ...

World Few showers, wintry mix Tuesday
Author: 0 Few showers, wintry mix Tuesday

Sunday: Cloud and sun, cooler with a high temperature in the upper teens. This will mean that aside from an isolated shower the region will generally be in a lull from rain until the cold front approaches late Thursday night . Thursday will be cloudy with the chance for a few showers, especially in the afternoon. The Met Office warned the latest cold spell is looking more certain than ever that it will hit the United Kingdom over the Easter weekend .

World Kim makes a surprise visit to China
Author: 0 Kim makes a surprise visit to China

China has been one of North Korea's most important allies, but relations have grown chilly because of Kim's development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. If true, the visit can be termed to be the first trip by him outside North Korea since coming to power in the year 2011. The visit is a precursor to another much-anticipated meeting later this year between Kim and President Trump .

World North and South Korea hold talks to prepare for April summit
Author: 0 North and South Korea hold talks to prepare for April summit

The building is located on the South Korean side of the so-called Joint Security Area, in the heart of the militarised border between the two Koreas and is the only point where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. "There is no question that my first foreign visit would be to the Chinese capital", it quoted him as saying, calling it a "noble obligation". "Some renovations and preparations are being undertaken for the summit", which will be held at the Peace House in April, a ...

World Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after Taliban attack
Author: 0 Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after Taliban attack

She will also participate in the "Meet the Malala" programme, the report said. Local media reported that the youngest Nobel laureate had arrived in Islamabad airport at 1:30am today, along with her immediate family and officials of the Malala Foundation via a separate flight from Birmingham to Dubai.

World Rockets Clinch Franchise Wins Record with Victory over Pelicans
Author: 0 Rockets Clinch Franchise Wins Record with Victory over Pelicans

CP3 is averaging 41.0 FanDuel points per game this season. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is averaging 25.7 points and 6.7 assists in the three games he's played against Houston this season, which includes his last trip to the Toyota Center on December 11 when he scored a season-high 37 points in a 130-123 loss.

World Richmond police release image of suspect in East Bay bank robberies
Author: 0 Richmond police release image of suspect in East Bay bank robberies

Witnesses said two armed men wearing masks and bright yellow traffic vests demanded money from the bank teller, police said. On March 15, police said, two separate women were robbed by two suspects in the early morning hours. The suspect is described as 5-foot, 6-inch man in his mid-30's with a medium build and shaggy black hair. The suspect fled the scene driving a gray four-door Hyundai Elantra.

World WH On Stormy Daniels Payment: 'This Is Nothing Outside The Ordinary'
Author: 0 WH On Stormy Daniels Payment: 'This Is Nothing Outside The Ordinary'

Two former employees of the magazine told CBS News that Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, threatened to sue the publication. The women are: Colbie Holderness, who shared a picture of a black eye she says she received from Porter , and Jennifer Willoughby, who said she lived in "constant terror" during her marriage to Porter.

World Russian complex fire leaves 64 killed
Author: 0 Russian complex fire leaves 64 killed

Anna Zarechneva, who was on the top floor where the fire started , watching a movie with her husband and son, said they only found out about the fire when a man ran into the theatre shouting. It was unclear if any people were still unaccounted for, but 11 people were being treated in hospital, including an 11-year-old boy who was in a serious condition.

World Family of woman beaten to death speaks: 'He took treasure'
Author: 0 Family of woman beaten to death speaks: 'He took treasure'

The family says everyone calls Herrera "Mom" because she is the "foundation" of their family. Autopsies confirmed they had died of asphyxiation, but authorities have not said how the gas was emitted. Kevin Sharp was an avid stock vehicle racer known as "the Sharpshooter" in the local racing scene, and he often competed in events in his neighboring county, Cliff Baldwin, his friend and fellow racer, told the Des Moines Register .

World Jared Kushner's firm 'under investigation' for $500m loans
Author: 0 Jared Kushner's firm 'under investigation' for $500m loans

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and her lawyer Michael Avenatti are involved in a legal battle over a $130,000 payment Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen made to her weeks before the 2016 presidential election as part of a nondisclosure agreement.

World Flood watch issued, river basin warned
Author: 0 Flood watch issued, river basin warned

Showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day, and some storms could produce heavy rain, according to the NWS. Sadly, an isolated rain shower is possible on Easter Sunday. A Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable that may lead to flooding. The Oklahoma Mesonet Weather Network shows Tulsa has recorded about 2½ inches of rain in the past 24 hours.

World Poland signs nearly $5 billion deal to buy US missile system
Author: 0 Poland signs nearly $5 billion deal to buy US missile system

Warsaw signed the largest weapons procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion, Reuters reports. In 2010, the US sent a surface-to-air missile battery to Poland, accompanied by 100 USA military personnel. Moscow has complained about the prospect of the deployment of Patriot systems in Poland and Romania, which it says violates a 1987 arms treaty and could be tailored to shoot missiles at ...

World Woman marries 100-year-old tree
Author: 0 Woman marries 100-year-old tree

The 60-year-old woman had rallied members of the community together after the city began planning to destroy the giant ficus tree, which had served as a cornerstone in the community for generations. "We love to climb the tree and chase the lizards", said Dewey Sanders, a Fort Myers resident. "If I'm allowed to touch the tree, trim the tree, prune the tree.

World Supreme Court puts gerrymandering in the spotlight
Author: 0 Supreme Court puts gerrymandering in the spotlight

The cases: The U.S. Supreme Court previous year ordered a lower court to reconsider previously rejected claims that a Republican-led Legislature and governor unconstitutionally diluted black voting strength in the state. Breyer said that "we'd have right in front of us the possibilities as thought through by lawyers and others who have an interest in this subject". "This decade, gerrymandering has helped Republicans", the report states.

World Trump Gives Liberians One Year To Leave The US
Author: 0 Trump Gives Liberians One Year To Leave The US

According the the Department of Homeland Security , a total of 839 Liberians are current beneficiaries of the program. The discontinuation of the status for Liberians comes after similar moves which saw over 250,000 Salvadorans, Haitians and Nicaraguans lose their protected status in the continued crackdown on immigrants under Trump administration.