• Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore
Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Pakistan has lost its most fearless crusader and the human rights movement its tallest leader. If the answer was in the affirmative, she urged the Pakistan government to explain why. "Democracy, human rights and resistance against oppression lost a great soldier- Asma Jehangir". In a condolence message, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain...

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  • Swedish Cross-Country Skier Charlotte Kalla Wins 1st Gold at PyeongChang
Swedish Cross-Country Skier Charlotte Kalla Wins 1st Gold at PyeongChang

Hundreds of spectators were on site to cheer on the women as they received their medals from Bach. "It was really cool being seconds away from a medal, and seeing it right there", Diggins said . Diggins was third in the World Cup standings coming into the race. Alina Muller scored four goals, including three in the first period, to lead Switze...

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  • Jammu attack: Two army officers killed, six injured
Jammu attack: Two army officers killed, six injured

Led by Gagan Pratap Singh State Secretary JKNPP, Neeraj Gupta Zonal President and Parshotam Parihar State Secretary PTU, the party activists assembled at Exhibition Ground Jammu and set ablaze the effigy of Pakistan seeking that the rogue nation should be declared a Terrorist State.

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  • South Africa's Jacob Zuma's state of the nation speech postponed
South Africa's Jacob Zuma's state of the nation speech postponed

As Fr Russell Pollitt , Director of the Jesuit Institute South Africa told Linda Bordoni , Zuma has repeatedly resisted calls to quit over corruption allegations. He is now holding on to the office as the last months have been volatile for him. "It's never been assumed he would go easily", said Chris Vandome, a research analyst for Africa wit...

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  • Real life heroes turned-movie stars
Real life heroes turned-movie stars

A lawyer for the man suspected to be behind the attack, Ayoub El-Khazzani, said the movie presented a "fictionalised" and "one-sided" account of the incident, the BBC reports. So we went back into the greenroom and said we have this book coming out and you should make the movie! While on the train, the men were awakened by the sound of glass ...

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  • Snow and ice weather warning extended into next week
Snow and ice weather warning extended into next week

Highest temperatures will range from 2°C to 6°C. Larger amounts of snow are expected on higher ground, especially in Ulster and Connacht. Temperatures will peak at around 3°C, before freezing in the early evening. Tuesday will have scattered showers and will continue to develop frost and ice into Wednesday morning. Saturday is forecast to be ...

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  • Justin Trudeau's motorcade concerned in collision in LA
Justin Trudeau's motorcade concerned in collision in LA

While US employers fear they will not be able to receive foreign workers, Canada offers a two-week fast track to grant work permits to qualified personnel, the so-called " strategic global skills visa. Trump called the agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail. Toronto is on the shortlist. Justin's visit is opportune as talks to re...

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  • Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi
Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi

In January, two vehicle bombs exploded near Benghazi's largest mosque at intervals of 30 minutes, at a time when people were leaving after prayer. Medics told Reuters news agency that at least two people were killed and 55 were wounded.

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  • White House marching forward with military parade idea
White House marching forward with military parade idea

Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, highlighted the words of George Orwell in response : "Beyond a certain point, military display is only possible in countries where the common people dare not laugh at the army". "We're going to have to try and top it". "It's really a waste of money, and I think everyone should be offended ...

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  • White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign
White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign

Carroll, a White House lawyer who quietly became one of chief of staff John Kelly's deputies late past year, is expected to be tapped to become the administration's drug czar as early as Friday, two sources with knowledge of the decision told CNN.

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  • British IS killers should spend life in prison, says victim's mother
British IS killers should spend life in prison, says victim's mother

The four young men from west London, who were given their nickname by the hostages because of their British accents, were linked to a string of murders in Iraq and Syria . Kotey, who is half Ghanaian, half Greek Cypriot, grew up in a family of dress cutters in Shepherd's Bush - just under two miles away from Emwazi - and was an avid supporte...

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  • Bermuda Revokes Same-Sex-Marriage Rights, In A World First
Bermuda Revokes Same-Sex-Marriage Rights, In A World First

Mr Pettingill - a former Attorney-General who represented Winston and Greg Godwin-DeRoche in their case which resulted in the Bermuda Supreme Court making same sex marriage legal in May 2017 - was speaking after the Governor gave assent to the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 .

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  • Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them'
Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them'

United States intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win. "He only thinks 'I win, you lose". Mr. Putin "is pushing, constantly pushing, probing weaknesses", he said. In the talk, Bush also criticized the Trump administration's decision to scrap protection for "dreamers", young ...

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  • Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment For PM Netanyahu
Israeli Police To Recommend Corruption Indictment For PM Netanyahu

Israeli police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, the premier confirmed on Wednesday. Roni Alsheikh, the chief of police, convened his top investigators for a final summing-up of evidence in two investigations.

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  • Former Les Mis star SuRie to sing for United Kingdom at Eurovision
Former Les Mis star SuRie to sing for United Kingdom at Eurovision

Speaking after her win at the Brighton Dome, SuRie said she thought she would win. She describes the song as "a smash" and says it is an 'anthemic, soulful pop party'. This evening saw the third annual Eurovision: You Decide show taking place in the United Kingdom, in which a total of 6 artists competed for the right to represent the nation a...

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  • Has Crude Oil Peaked?
Has Crude Oil Peaked?

The EIA also forecast US oil demand for 2018 will grow by 450,000 bpd, lower than its previous forecast of 470,000 bpd growth. Futures fell as much as 0.7 per cent in NY, falling for a fifth day, after government data showed United States crude production jumped to a record 10.25 million barrels a day last week.

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  • Forces hit by United States in Syria included Russian mercenaries, official says
Forces hit by United States in Syria included Russian mercenaries, official says

This is not the first time the United States military has clashed with pro-regime forces in Syria. "We are not looking for a conflict with the regime", White said. Assad's regime has also ramped up its attacks against opposition forces, with U.S. officials accusing his forces of using chemical weapons like chlorine in recent weeks.

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  • New raids on battered Syria rebel enclave kill 7: monitor
New raids on battered Syria rebel enclave kill 7: monitor

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it is investigating recent allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria . Like Ankara , the USA entered the Syrian conflict in support of rebel groups such as the FSA that were trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Central Intelligence Agency funding for the insurgents dwindl...

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  • Srinagar Hospital Shooting UPDATES: Pak Terrorist Naveed Jutt Escapes, 2 Policemen Killed
Srinagar Hospital Shooting UPDATES: Pak Terrorist Naveed Jutt Escapes, 2 Policemen Killed

The Pakistani prisoner Naved who reportedly snatched a gun from a head constable and shot at policemen before escaping their custody. Deputy inspector general of police (Central Kashmir) Ghulam Hassan Bhat denied reports that Jhutt himself snatched the rifle of one of the escorting policemen and opened fire.

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  • BC premier says he won't escalate trade dispute with Alberta over pipeline
BC premier says he won't escalate trade dispute with Alberta over pipeline

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Justin Trudeau to ditch the US trip he embarked on Wednesday morning and come back home to settle the brewing trade war between B.C. While Horgan spoke to reporters in Victoria, Notley tweeted messages of support that she said she has received from British Columbia. Notley is pushing the federal...

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  • Hong Kong democracy protesters freed
Hong Kong democracy protesters freed

The three Hong Kong democracy activists convicted previous year on charges of unlawful assembly and incitement, for their part in sparking 2014's Occupy protests in the city, won their appeal against prison terms on Tuesday. But they warned that similar protests in the future would be treated as acts of violence under new criteria. All thre...

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  • OH toddler found 'frozen' on porch
OH toddler found 'frozen' on porch

Police said the mother discovered the girl outside and frantically called 911. The father, who works nights, fell asleep, according to Fox 8, of Cleveland, Ohio . "It was freezing and that was my biggest worry when the cops came, when they started asking about the kids, they didn't divulge what was really going on, but when he asked about the kids...

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  • Carter Page Who Once Bragged About Advising Kremlin Backtracks
Carter Page Who Once Bragged About Advising Kremlin Backtracks

Page added, he appreciates the New York Times' effort to obtain the FISA applications the Federal Bureau of Investigation submitted to court, saying "I hope they get it". Carter Page , former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washingto...

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  • Kenyan opposition figure charged with treason over Odinga's 'swearing in'
Kenyan opposition figure charged with treason over Odinga's 'swearing in'

Separately, a court ordered police to halt attempts to arrest at least three Nation Media Group journalists. He was charged with "being present and consenting to the administration of an oath to commit a capital offence, namely treason", says the charge sheet quoted by Reuters.

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  • Maldives declares 15-day state of emergency
Maldives declares 15-day state of emergency

Nasheed also requested the U.S. to stop all the financial transactions of Maldives regime leaders going through USA banks. The arrests came after the Supreme Court dismissed terrorism convictions against jailed political opponents of Yameen, and quashed the conviction of former president Mohamed Nasheed , the Maldives' first democratical...

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  • Janet Yellen to join Brookings Institution upon leaving Fed
Janet Yellen to join Brookings Institution upon leaving Fed

Trump was highly critical of Yellen during the 2016 campaign, but took to praising her after becoming president. Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said USA stocks and commercial real estate prices are elevated but stopped short of saying those markets are in a bubble.

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  • Paul Ryan deletes tweet about tax cuts after Twitter backlash
Paul Ryan deletes tweet about tax cuts after Twitter backlash

In fact, most Americans depend on their paychecks to get them through the immediate days and can not access adequate social services - something that is available in other equally developed countries. Ryan preserved a second tweet in reaction to the AP story quoting a man saying, "I have heard time and time again that the middle class is getting ...

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  • China opposes new U.S. nuclear strategy
China opposes new U.S. nuclear strategy

Trump said the 2018 NPR addresses those challenges. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called the current world climate the most turbulent since the nuclear arms race between the USA and the former Soviet Union. In a 74-page report that summarises the conclusions of the review, Washington describes North Korea as a "clear and serious threat" t...

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  • Congress will come back in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot
Congress will come back in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

Here the party's candidate Raghu Sharma won by a margin of over 80,000 votes. 42 Candidates have competed in Rajasthan By-poll for the sake of 3 seats. Proud of each and every one of your. We will definitely raise issue of people's mandate against the BJP during the budget session and try to corner it.

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  • White House to Pull Nominee to Head Environment Council
White House to Pull Nominee to Head Environment Council

Democrats argued her views were too "extreme" and that she had shown "disrespect" for science and environmental laws. The Washington Post first reported the planned withdrawal on Saturday. The committee's top Democrat Thomas R. Carper of DE had threatened to try to block her confirmation. While most of President Trump's nominations to envir...

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  • Jammu-Kashmir college students crushed up in Haryana
Jammu-Kashmir college students crushed up in Haryana

This also negates any attempts to integrate the Kashmiris with the rest of the country. The attack took place when the students were returning to their Haryana Central University (HCU) campus after offering their evening prayers. The university sources told media that a group of 24 B-Tech students including 17 females had gone to Bhopal, Maha...

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  • Super Sunday includes snow; more coming Monday
Super Sunday includes snow; more coming Monday

Sunday . Stay closely tuned to weather forecasts (see National Weather Service ) overnight and through the day tomorrow. The Baltimore area could wake up to a wintry mix on Super Bowl Sunday . Only rain is expected for the rest of North Georgia and metro Atlanta. A storm system will spread precipitation across the Commonwealth into Sunday ...

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  • India beat Australia to win under 19 cricket World Cup
India beat Australia to win under 19 cricket World Cup

Kalra happily played second fiddle when Shaw was batting aggressively. Yet, Australia could not make use of all the lapses. Shubhan Gill was named the player of the tournament for his consistency in batting and helping India throughout the competition.

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  • Turkish capital blast caused by bomb, attacker killed
Turkish capital blast caused by bomb, attacker killed

But analysts and monitors say Turkey so far has taken control of limited clumps of territory around the border without yet approaching near Afrin town. 2, 2018, adding that the suspected bomber they identified as a man who had trained with Kurdish militants in Syria, had been killed in a police operation.

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  • Hawaii false missile alert sender says he thought drill was real
Hawaii false missile alert sender says he thought drill was real

It took almost 40 minutes for the agency to figure out a way to retract the false alert on the same platforms it was sent to. The ex-worker, who was eventually fired for the gaffe, said he felt "very badly for what's happened, the panic and the stress people felt, and all the hurt and pain".

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  • The Ultimate 2018 Winter Olympics Quiz
The Ultimate 2018 Winter Olympics Quiz

Olympics spokesperson Chung Geun-sik told Morning Post that they "don't expect the athletes to use them all". Our Oh Soo-young has more. Pyeongchang is going above and beyond to make sure that every athlete practices safe sex at the Winter Olympics .

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  • Seaplane flew dramatically off course before crashing and killing six in Australia
Seaplane flew dramatically off course before crashing and killing six in Australia

Mr Cousins was due to step down from his position as chief executive of catering giant Compass in March, while his son Will was head of press for pro-European Union campaign group Open Britain. The plane had last undergone maintenance in November. Several people reported the sound from the aircraft's engine was constant and appeared normal.

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  • Monopoly to encourage dishonesty in new 'Cheaters' edition
Monopoly to encourage dishonesty in new 'Cheaters' edition

The game features naughty tasks to complete, such as skipping spaces or removing another player's hotel from their property without them noticing. And when games get boring, it inevitably leads to cheating of some sort and in Monopoly , the Banker is the one who can spy the cheater .

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  • LA school shooting: 1 arrested, 1 in critical condition
LA school shooting: 1 arrested, 1 in critical condition

The victims were a 15-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, the department said . The suspected shooter is a female student who has been arrested, Sgt. She said she never saw a gun. Sal Castro Middle School is near the city's Westlake district, roughly a couple of miles northwest of downtown, and it shares a campus with Belmont High School.

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  • Fox turns lower after locking up Thursday NFL for $3B
Fox turns lower after locking up Thursday NFL for $3B

The Thursday contests have grown from a handful of late season events shown on the NFL Network to a full season of games, becoming one of the most popular shows on broadcast television. Goodell told A.P. that this deal is a single partner one and that there was "tremendous" exclusive interest from all National Football League broadcast partne...

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  • New Cryptocurrency Regulations to Benefit the South Korean People (Q1 2018)
New Cryptocurrency Regulations to Benefit the South Korean People (Q1 2018)

The price of Bitcoin dropped by 3 percent, and a similar decrease was seen in most rival coins. "Cryptocurrencies are not subject to the regulations of the Reserve Bank, as the position paper they released on virtual currencies states that the cryptocurrency does not have legal-tender status".

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  • Chai-Samosa in SC and Leave for HC Judge
Chai-Samosa in SC and Leave for HC Judge

However, Justice Shukla refused to do either. Highly-placed sources from Lucknow told this newspaper that judicial work was not assigned to Justice Shukla from January 23 following the directions of the Chief Justice Misra, to whom the probe panel submitted its report.

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  • Man Charged in Five Murders Reportedly Targeted Toronto's Gay Community
Man Charged in Five Murders Reportedly Targeted Toronto's Gay Community

Mahmudi in the Village, from a coffee shop on Church Street to Zipperz and the Black Eagle, gay bars frequented by numerous victims and Mr. McArthur. Bruce McArthur , a 66-year-old freelance landscaper who was accused by Toronto police January 29 of murdering five men and putting their dead bodies in large planters on his clients' properties...

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  • Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women
Indonesian police in Aceh province cut hair of transgender women

The arrests were in a raid on five hair salons owned by transgender women, who are referred to locally as " waria ". Indonesia consists of the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, with Aceh province being ruled by Islamic law since 2001.

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  • School-bus sized 'Holy grail' dinosaur discovered in Sahara desert
School-bus sized 'Holy grail' dinosaur discovered in Sahara desert

M. shahinae belongs to Titanosauria, a group of enormous sauropods - including Argentinosaurus , Dreadnoughtus andPatagotitan - that lived around the world during the Cretaceous period, the researchers said . Although it was very large, the newly discovered dinosaur could not be compared with other 30-meter titanosaurs. With the contin...

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  • Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border, says Erdogan
Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border, says Erdogan

A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Turkey and its allied rebel groups had taken the hill, which overlooks the major Syrian town of Azaz, which they also hold. Ankara, which considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria a "terror" group, has vowed to carry on and possibly expand the operation, launched on...

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  • Melania Trump: Jet-setter on the taxpayer dime
Melania Trump: Jet-setter on the taxpayer dime

Ticket-holders at the safari-themed bash had hoped to catch a glimpse of Melania, but were instead left to stare at a portrait of her that was put up for auction. At tonight's State of the Union address, Melania will be accompanied by guests including Ashlee Leppert , an aviation electronics technician who rescued dozens of Americans during hurr...

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