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Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria


Facebook users alerted the authorities, who arrested the father and charged him with endangering the welfare of a child. According to Al Arabiya News, he was up on the 15th level of the building in the country's capital of Algiers. The child's father pleaded with the court to forgive the man, saying he was just playing a game. However, the judge ruled against him, saying the child's life was in danger. Read More »

US Says It Downed Iran-Made Drone In Syria

The drone, roughly the size of a U.S. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, was armed and within range of striking U.S. -led coalition troops and their Syrian allies, the official said , who said the strike was in "self-defense". Pentagon revealed that the incident happened after a Syrian attack aircraft, SU-22, bombed USA allies fighting militants from the Daesh (Arabic word for Islamic State). Read More »

Tropical Storm Bret forms in Atlantic off Venezuelan coast

As Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland along the Texas /Louisiana Coast early on Thursday morning, we are looking for increased tropical rains to occur in East Texas . Heavy rain and flooding are the primary concerns for Alabama, said Jason Beaman, the warning coordination meteorologist at the weather service office in Mobile. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy to create possible flooding issues, severe weather


Cindy is forecast to make landfall Thursday over western Louisiana and eastern Texas. However, residents all along the Gulf Coast are being urged not to focus on the exact track of the storm. Forecasters say the Alabama and MS coasts could be inundated with as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain from a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Final 2017


Opener Fakhar Zaman , pacer Rumaan Raees and all-rounder Fahim Ashraf all made their ODI debuts in the Champions Trophy while 18-year-old spinner Shadab Khan has just played seven ODIs for Pakistan. Misbah described the success "valuable" as such a big title has been achieved after twenty five years after success in 1992 World Cup in Australia. Read More »

Tuesday Tropical Storm Cindy Briefing - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

A tropical storm watch is in effect from west of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas . The Louisiana National Guard has moved high water vehicles and helicopters into areas that could flood. But with Tropical Storm Cindy bearing down on the Gulf Coast, South Carolina residents shouldn't rest easy yet. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest privately owned crude storage terminal in the United States, suspended vessel offloading operations early on Tuesday morning ahead of the ... Read More »

Clovis Oncology to launch $250 mln stock offering


The stock declined 1.31% or $0.93 reaching $69.94 per share. Blackrock Ltd Llc reported 60,785 shares stake. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mgmt Grp Inc Limited Com has 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Among 14 analysts covering Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ: CLVS ), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Credit Suisse Group restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Clovis Oncology in a research report on Tuesday, April ... Read More »

American Eagle flights cancelled Tuesday, due to hot weather


As a result, airlines are taking the heat seriously. The prediction is that it could go up to 124 degrees in Death Valley soon. Hot temperatures are forecasted for the Southwest Tuesday, with the National Weather Service describing the heatwave as "extreme even by desert standards", NBC News reported. Read More »

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy triumph ends Pakistan exile


The Champions Trophy could be scrapped in favour of staging the World Twenty20 every two years, according to International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson.Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs to win this year's edition of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Sunday, with a worldwide television audience of millions watching the stunning final. Read More »

66 million displaced people: Human cost of war in 2016


South Sudan had the world's fastest growing refugee population previous year and could be the next Syria, warns a new report by the United Nations Refugee Agency. It found an average of 20 people were driven out from their homes every minute past year, the refugee agency said. This figure includes refugee numbers and people displaced in their own countries. Read More »

Congressional leaders demand alleged tapes of Trump, Comey conversation

Trump Jr. said this suggests Comey could be behind further leaks of information that have plagued the administration. Senator Collins, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed. Read More »

Canceled flights, burning door handles: Heat hits Southwest

The Phoenix Rescue Mission recently issued a "code red" heat alert, seeking help in donating water to the homeless, the elderly and people without air conditioning. An additional seven flights to Phoenix were delayed Tuesday due to the heat. It could be worse: Death Valley could see 124 degrees Tuesday. The hot weather will increase the risk of heat-related illness and anyone working or spending time outdoors would be more susceptible, as will the elderly, children and those ... Read More »

Aron Baynes declines his choice of player and will be free agent

His new annual salary may not exceed $6 million, but Baynes should be able to secure a multi-year deal thus summer that increases his amount total guaranteed money. "He has the option to opt out and he'll have to make that decision". To no one's surprise, the Detroit Pistons will have a new backup center next season. Read More »

Ferdinand hoping Manchester United can seal Ronaldo return


Those allegations were denied in a statement by Ronaldo's management company Gestifute, while Real Madrid say they have "full confidence" in a player who "will prove his total innocence in this process". In quotes carried on Marca's website, Perez said: "I have not spoken to him". Real Madrid have been linked to the former Atletico man for the last 2 years, but United have fought tooth and nail to keep their man, however, the deal nearly came through in 2015, but fell through due to ... Read More »

BJP backs low-caste leader for president

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday had announced that the 71-year-old Kovind would be their candidate for president. Sources said Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha , is attending an Iftar dinner hosted by the Bihar PCC chief tonight, but speculation was rife over him meeting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to firm up the opposition strategy. Read More »

Jared Kushner to travel to Israel and West Bank


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the start of work Tuesday on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank on the eve of a peace mission pushed for by the White House. The bulldozer's driver, a kippah-wearing Israeli who said he was from a settlement in the southern West Bank, said they were laying the foundations for two new roads that would lead to the new settlement. Read More »

Moving towards making India self-reliant in Defence: PM Narendra Modi

We are marching ahead with this dream and for this we have made policy changes and allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector, Modi said. Science is universal, but technology is local. "I had the chance of visiting the new campus of the CDRI (Central Drug research Institute) today and I noted how these scientists were spending their entire lives in laboratories trying to find out cheap, effective and easy treatment for patient", said the Prime Ministe. Read More »

Donald Trump owes $ 315 million to banks

Revenues at Mr Trump's private club in Florida , Mar-a-Lago, dubbed the "Winter White House", jumped from the prior year's $US29.8 million to $US37.3 million. His real estate management company of $18 million all most tripled. Its television revenue like The Apprentice dropped to $ 1.1 million from $ 6 million a year earlier. Read More »

Russia condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet

Iran fires missiles into Syria. The Syrian Su-22 had dropped bombs on Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops several hours after US -led coalition buzzed over pro-government troops who had attacked SDF forces near the town of Ja'Din, near Tabqa. Read More »

Bjp names dalit leader as presidential candidate


Telangana Chief Minister and TRS Chief Rao also extended his support to NDA's presidential candidate after speaking to Prime Minister Modi. Virtually expressing her party's reservation about the candidature of Kovind, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said he was nominated only because he had been a leader of the BJP's Dalit Morcha in the past. Read More »

ICC mulling expanded World T20s at the expense of Champions Trophy

People charged with sedition have to surrender their passports, are not eligible for government jobs, must appear in court as and when required, and spend money on legal fees. We haven't won the final, have lost a game of cricket, and that's all. The way they turned things around speaks volumes of the talent they have in their side. Read More »

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers


Daylin Leach, a Democrat who represents Montgomery County and co-sponsored the bill that put medical marijuana on the map in Pennsylvania. The Hall of Fame outside linebacker sees medical cannabis as a key pain management alternative to opioids and prescription drugs. Read More »

Zika-carrying mosquitoes found in Long Beach

Although Zika has faded from the headlines , researchers say the latest findings highlight the need for continued and improved mosquito surveillance. The press release also stated that there has been no local transmission of Zika in California so far. The new report was published in the Journal of Medical Entomology on Monday. Read More »