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SM Krishna takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says politics is serious business


Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader SM Krishna has finally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) giving a boost to Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party in Karnataka. Mr Krishna was also asked about an old video showing PM Modi ridiculing him for reading out the Portuguese Foreign Minister's speech at the United Nations in 2011. Read More »

Man killed in Cincinnati nightclub shooting identified


The University of Cincinnati Medical Centre admitted eight people injured in the shooting, one of them in critical condition , a spokesman said. Cincinnati Police said the shooting resulted from a dispute between several men and escalated into shots being fired inside the club. Read More »

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Wins Election of HK's 5th-term Chief Executive

In a poll local weekly HK01 released one day before the election and conducted by the HKU's Public Opinion Programme, Lam only had a popularity rating of 29% while her former colleague Tsang led with 59%. Hong Kong is a special administration region of China, which rules it under the "one country, two systems" principle. The protests began after the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress (NPCSC) issued a decision regarding proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. Read More »

PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately


Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the immediate reopening of border crossings with Afghanistan, more than a month after they were closed. Torkham and Chaman were briefly opened on March 7-8 by Pakistan to allow citizens who had valid travel documents to return home. "Pakistan will continue to collaborate with Afghanistan to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the two countries", he said. Read More »

Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both wrists in 2016

Before being placed on season-ending IR, Lions running back Theo Riddick had surgery on both his wrists. The team has heavily scouted options at all levels of the draft and are expected to add competition for Abdullah, Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. Read More »

Hong Kong elects China-backed Carrie Lam as first female chief executive

She is an efficient and pragmatic administrator but unpopular with Hong Kong people because she is seen as a proxy for Beijing and out of touch with ordinary people. The problem is that Hong Kong society may not allow her to stay away from political issues. "The high degree of autonomy of the HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) is not full autonomy, nor a decentralized power", it read . Read More »

GOP health bill collapses; locals react


That change would reduce premiums for younger consumers but boost them significantly for people in their 50s and 60s, even with tax credits that increase for older people under the GOP plan. Sister Keehan also said the law included help for pregnant mothers to get drug rehabilitation, housing and maternity care, which are not included in the new bill. Read More »

Chinese president, premier condemn London terrorist attack


A 75-year-old man who was injured died overnight, and 17 people remain hospitalized . Although the police believe Masood acted alone, the Islamic State group claimed he was one of its "soldiers" acting on a call to target countries fighting extremists in Iraq and Syria . Read More »

House Freedom Caucus says no deal on health care


Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans' troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. Instead of picking up support as Friday wore on, the bill went the other direction, with several key lawmakers coming out in opposition. Read More »

Adele Pays Special Tribute To The London Terror Attack Victims


A teary Adele called her current tour "my greatest accomplishment in my career", before thanking the crowd for their support. All I want to do today is just be at home and be with my friends and family. And Michael suggested Adele's achievement may never be repeated. Adele's show in Perth, Western Australia, was the quickest-selling event in Domain Stadium's history, while her gig at the Adelaide Oval beat the stadium's highest audience attendance record. Read More »

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan


Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Ahmed Mohamed Adam said Khartoum's agreement came because of the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, adding that delivery of the humanitarian aid through the new corridor would begin this week. During fighting in the northern area of Mayendit on March 10, local staff of an worldwide NGO were detained by armed rebels and released four days later, said OCHA. Read More »

Woman arrested trying to scale White House fence for second time


The first arrest occurred on March 21, when she attempted to scale the White House fence and was strung up by her shoelaces. Security at the White House was briefly elevated. According to a Secret Service spokesperson, Wahl was also arrested Friday evening near Lafayette Park. She pleaded not guilty in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia on Saturday, just hours before making her most recent attempt. Read More »

EU's Juncker says UK Brexit Bill will be about $62 billion


The march in London took place as European Union leaders gathered in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding Treaty, signed in Rome in 1957. Lib Dem former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, Labour MP David Lammy and Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley were also among those addressing the crowd. Read More »

Kidnapper in Vallejo 'Gone Girl' case sentenced to 40 years


Muller, 39, could have been sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley, but prosecutors agreed to recommend 40 years in exchange for his guilty plea. He held them at bay with a water gun-which was painted to look real-then drugged, bound, and blindfolded them. "It is hard to imagine the level of suffering that Muller inflicted on his victims", U.S. Read More »

Pak-Afghan border fencing has commenced: Army Chief


Pakistan says it has started fencing off its long border with Afghanistan and areas vulnerable to cross-border militant attacks are being given priority. Both Bajaur and Mohmand border Afghanistan and had once been under the influence of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. The border closure remained in place for more than a month, leaving thousands of visitors and tons of perishable goods stranded on either side of the border. Read More »

Year Old Victim In Nightclub Shooting Identified


Police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo Nightclub after a reported fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017 , in Cincinnati. Police Capt. There were several other people who were rushed to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries. One patient was taken to Mercy Health-West Hospital with a gunshot wound and was treated and released, said spokeswoman Nanette Bentley. Read More »

Las Vegas police investigating after shots fired during burglary at Bellagio


Carlos Hank said the men were wearing suits and at least one had on a pig mask. Authorities said initial reports indicated there was an active shooter but that proved to be false. 'It is believed that at least one suspect fired shots inside he store. 'At this time, one suspect has taken taken into custody. But a Las Vegas police spokesman disputed those accounts, instead confirming to the Daily News that there had been an armed robbery attempt at a Rolex store in the basement of the ... Read More »

President Donald Trump slams Freedom Caucus' opposition to Obamacare repeal plan


Trump's presidency. Poe told chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) about his departure from the group, according to a tweet by reporter Chad Pergram . But the final negotiations over the vote have been a study in Republican political identity. Instead, Trump on Friday laid the blame on Democrats. Trump also spent Saturday at his Virginia club. Read More »

European leaders mark 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

We want a Union which remains open to those European countries that respect our values and are committed to promoting them. "We do so to solemnly renew our vows and reaffirm our commitment to our undivided and indivisible union". It is not too soon to leave us unprepared for what will be lengthy and complex negotiations, or to unnecessarily draw out the process. The former Polish prime minister recalled how his hometown of Gdansk was destroyed by Hitler and Stalin, and how the Polish ... Read More »

EU leaders project unity, despite fears over failure

With the EU facing a string of crises on top of Brexit , including migration, a moribund economy, terrorism and populism, EU President Donald Tusk called for stronger leadership. A safe and secure Europe: a Union where all citizens feel safe and can move freely, where our external borders are secured, with an efficient, responsible and sustainable migration policy, respecting global norms; a Europe determined to fight terrorism and organised crime. Read More »

GOP congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after health care drama


They also successfully undermined former Speaker John Boehner and essentially forced his resignation from Congress. Now they hold the fate of President Donald Trump's agenda in their hands. Trump had courted Freedom Caucus lawmakers intensively. We always said we'd work with them to improve it. The AHCA would repeal many core elements of ObamaCare while replacing it with a more conservative plan centered on giving people tax credits to help purchase insurance. Read More »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang lands in NZ

The initiative has caused debate in Australia about Chinese influence and the possibility joining could affect relations with the U.S., but McClay told Q&A that New Zealand already looked to overseas investment to build infrastructure, including new hotel projects in Auckland. Read More »