Insurgents attacked police checkpoint, killing 5

Fared Bakhtawer, head of the provincial council in Farah, said Tuesday that Insurgents took five other police alive from the checkpoint near Farah city. White said in a readout today. The article released by the Taliban, which was headlined "Who ... More..

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Sierra Leone Announces Run-Off Elections, Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Powered Elections
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sierra Leone Announces Run-Off Elections, Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Powered Elections

Last week, the West African nation became the first to use blockchain technology as part of a presidential election. It's been an eventful vote for the country's citizens for more than one reason. "A coun...More..

Former President Barack Obama Releases His Official 2018 March Madness Brackets
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Former President Barack Obama Releases His Official 2018 March Madness Brackets

Villanova and defending champion North Carolina rounded out his Final Four. He has not said whether or not he will fill out a bracket for this year's tournament. In fact, the lowest seeded team to reach the Swe...More..

MEPs blast Trump amid ongoing steel tariffs row
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

MEPs blast Trump amid ongoing steel tariffs row

China reported its 2017 USA trade surplus as $276 billion, also about two thirds of its reported global surplus of $422.5 billion. That is not fair. Simmering political tensions roiled stocks and bonds across...More..

'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm

Speaking with reporters, Evanston Police Department Commander Ryan Glew indicated that the alert was investigated after someone had called officials around 2:17 p.m. "Seek shelter if in the area". "Person wit...More..

Hearing Date Set for Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump Affair
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hearing Date Set for Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump Affair

Wallace repeatedly pressured Avenatti to tell her if that means a sex tape exists, but Avenatti played coy. The lawsuit also says that Cohen has continued a campaign of pressure and intimidation to keep Danie...More..

Military jet crashes near Naval Air Station Key West
by | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Military jet crashes near Naval Air Station Key West

A woman answering the phone at Naval Air Station Oceana said she was told she could not "give any information out" regarding media reports that the crew is stationed at the Virginia Beach base. Hecht says the...More..

Tourist walks into the Red Sea and gives birth
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tourist walks into the Red Sea and gives birth

Hadia Hosny El Said captured these images from the balcony of her uncle's apartment in Dahab, north of Sharm el-Sheikh, showing the new father emerging from the ocean helping to carry his newborn. "Another chil...More..

Seven dead, over a dozen injured in explosion in Raiwind
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Seven dead, over a dozen injured in explosion in Raiwind

He said he believes the police were targeted. The casualties include policemen. The nature of the blast is not immediately clear. Police say they were investigating. Security has been tightened following the at...More..

Telephone exchange case: CBI to appeal in HC Maran brothers discharge
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Telephone exchange case: CBI to appeal in HC Maran brothers discharge

The CBI in its charge sheet had alleged that an illegal private telephone exchange was set up at the city residence of Dayanidhi during 2004-06 when he was the telecom minister and used for the business t...More..

Appeal against Khaleda's bail goes to full bench tomorrow
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Appeal against Khaleda's bail goes to full bench tomorrow

On February 8, the Special Judge's Court-5 of Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years of rigorous imprisonment in the graft case that tantamounted to graft worth Tk 2.10 crore. Mahbubey Alam, the country's attorn...More..

Ben Carson Lied About His Dining Room Set For No Reason
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ben Carson Lied About His Dining Room Set For No Reason

Carson picked out", CNN reported on Wednesday. HUD spokesman Raffi Williams initially claimed that the Carsons had no knowledge of the furniture purchase after CNN first reported the controversial d...More..

New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice

Forecasters are predicting that rain will turn to snow on higher ground across much of the east of the United Kingdom on Friday evening and into Saturday. That band of wet weather is expected to move northeastw...More..

Hà Nội 'goes green' on St Patrick's Day
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hà Nội 'goes green' on St Patrick's Day

Patrick's Day, and of course keep in mind to celebrate responsibly. On St. Patrick's Day, join Carson + Spencer for the 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Streetcar Bar Crawl. Others lift a pint (or two) of beer at...More..

Jeff Sessions 'could fire a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official days before retirement'
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions 'could fire a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official days before retirement'

McCabe's tenure became entangled in politically charged controversies, including the investigation into Clinton's private email and the continuing criminal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. ...More..

Winter weather advisory begins in less than 24 hours
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Winter weather advisory begins in less than 24 hours

The National Weather Service on Monday issued winter weather advisories for Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties ahead of Tuesday's expected snowfall. Snow will be possible early Wednesday with a high n...More..

by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oclaro (OCLR) Downgraded to Hold at Loop Capital

At last check, MARA stock was up 28% at $1.96, but is running out of steam near familiar resistance at its 10-day moving average. It has underperformed by 17.76% the S&P500. (NASDAQ: OCLR ) or 8.37 million shar...More..

USA northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

USA northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks

High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston . Amtrak suspended service from Boston to New York's Penn Station until nearly m...More..

The Crown's Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Crown's Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith

Claire Foy's breathtaking performance as Queen Elizabeth on The Crown will leave you speechless. "However, Hollywood and London may have to reassess whether there should be some kind of SAG pay scale". T...More..

I'm like fine wine - LeBron James after career-high 14th triple-double
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I'm like fine wine - LeBron James after career-high 14th triple-double

Cleveland pounded the Suns in a 129-107 victory. James' triple-double against the Suns was the 69th of his career. Korver had 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 shooting from the foul...More..

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Democrats, Former Aides Not Pleased With Hillary's Recent Comments

Ms Clinton said the US President has "quite an affinity for dictators" and Mr Trump "really likes their authoritarian posturing and behavior". Responding to Ms Clinton's comments on ABC's The View , Ms McC...More..

Microsoft expands its Azure cloud in Europe and the Middle East
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Microsoft expands its Azure cloud in Europe and the Middle East

Microsoft is opening its first datacentres in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The company has announced that they have made a decision to deliver the Microsoft cloud from their data center's locate...More..

Russia hopes for constructive ties with US after Tillerson firing
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Russia hopes for constructive ties with US after Tillerson firing

Trump said there was no reason to consult him because no matter what the group decided, Tillerson would be against it, the official said. Refusing to risk his credibility, Tillerson did not deny it. The repo...More..

Russian military says will respond if United States strikes Syria
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Russian military says will respond if United States strikes Syria

These forces faced an "operational pause" due to the departure of Kurdish fighters, as well as recent tensions between pro-Syrian government forces that erupted into deadly violence, including the deaths of R...More..

Morrisons reports rise in profits
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Morrisons reports rise in profits

The Bradford-based firm posted an underlying pre-tax profit of £374mln for the year to February 4, up from £337mln a year earlier, and above analysts' consensus for £371mln. Morrisons trails clear market leader...More..

Toys'R'Us to begin shutting all United Kingdom stores as hundreds face redundancy
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Toys'R'Us to begin shutting all United Kingdom stores as hundreds face redundancy

The toy chain appointed Moorfields Advisory to oversee an administration at the end of February after the firm failed to find a last-minute rescuer. Recent reports indicate the United States division of Toys...More..

Thousands of Portland area students planning to join nationwide school walkout
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thousands of Portland area students planning to join nationwide school walkout

Some students at Harrison High School say they will participate in the walkout. The school has arranged supervision for students who choose not to participate in Wednesday's walk out. The walkout planned for 10...More..

Evacuations lifted, but threat of more mudslides continue
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Evacuations lifted, but threat of more mudslides continue

Those evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday morning local time. Seto indicated that the National Weather Service may issue flash flood watches or warnings in the county depending on the conditions leading...More..

National Geographic Admits to Past of Racist Coverage
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

National Geographic Admits to Past of Racist Coverage

Others were more critical, including Vox's Kainaz Amaria, who tweeted that the magazine's "colonial visual legacy" had, in effect, trained nonwhite, non-Western people to allow themselves to be "exploited and...More..

Boom: Federal Court Allows Texas To Enforce Governor's Anti-Sanctuary City Law
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Boom: Federal Court Allows Texas To Enforce Governor's Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Plaintiffs including the cities of Houston, Dallas and Austin said the provision would allow the state to remove duly elected officials if they criticized the measure, a violation of constitutional free-speech ...More..

Duterte moves to withdraw Philippines from International Criminal Court
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duterte moves to withdraw Philippines from International Criminal Court

Duterte's recent move comes after the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor announced it is starting a preliminary examination "following a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports do...More..

Another ex-S. Korean leader questioned in corruption probe
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Another ex-S. Korean leader questioned in corruption probe

Before going inside the prosecution office, Lee read a brief statement to say sorry for worrying the people of South Korea. Mr. Lee was expected to be questioned on allegations that he collected more than $10...More..

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Idaho teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle

He's fed guinea pigs to snakes before, says an unnamed student. High is under investigation after the school district says they were made aware of a "regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological s...More..

Chinese reporter's spectacular eye-roll sparks viral memes and censorship
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Chinese reporter's spectacular eye-roll sparks viral memes and censorship

Jeremy Paxman it certainly was not - but then Beijing-friendly reporters such as Zhang are often tasked with lobbing softball questions at leaders in a bid to convince the Chinese public and the world that the...More..

Met Eireann issue ANOTHER status yellow warning
by | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Met Eireann issue ANOTHER status yellow warning

Met Eireann have issued a status yellow weather advisory for Munster and Leinster. Rainfall warnings are in place for Carlow, Kildare , Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford , Wicklow , Waterford , Tipperary , Lime...More..