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Eurovision winner arrives home to Portugal

Jacques Houdek, known as "Mr Voice" in Croatia, blended pop and operatic singing styles in the song "My Friend". "And I hope it will encourage people to bring different things and all sorts of music to future editions of this contest". Both countries ignored pleas from organisers, the European Broadcasting Union, and Russian Federation has refused to air the contest, forcing fans to watch online. Read More »

Being motherless on Mother's Day is hard


This year, in India, it's the International Mother's Day is being commemorate and make merry at second Sunday on 14th May. And candy! You take a box to Mother - and then eat most of it yourself. For doing without a new dress or blouse so we could have something we needed or wanted. You don't have to send traditional roses. No my friends Mother's Day is about memories. Read More »

Kremlin feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

If confirmed, it would be the two men's first meeting since Trump took power in January. Peskov said the Kremlin viewed the prospects of a thaw "with cautious optimism". He says through a translator that "there is not a single fact" or piece of compelling evidence proving Russia's intervention in the election. At his news conference Wednesday, Lavrov scoffed at a question about the possibility of Russian meddling in the USA election. Read More »

Nations grapple with huge cyber attack


The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. But the researcher's actions may have saved companies and governments millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before computers in the US were more widely affected . Read More »

Rain through early Sunday; scattered showers Sunday afternoon

Temperatures will drop back into the 60s and 70s from Friday through next weekend. Rain will become widespread overnight and in a few spots heavy at times, with those isolated downpours. Monday: Partly to Mostly cloudy with hit or miss showers about. Much like the last several days, we are talking highs in the 50s to lower 60s (coolest at the coast and warmest in western NH). Read More »

Ukraine detains prankster who mooned during Eurovision

The prankster jumped up on stage and bared his naked bottom during the grand final of the competition, as it was broadcast from Kyiv. Vitalii Sediuk took to the stage draped in the blue, white and red flag while reigning victor Jamala performed, before flashing his naked behind to millions worldwide. Read More »

Global cyber attack spreads

The radio report says the Revoz factory in the southeastern town of Novo Mesto stopped working on Friday evening to stop the malware from spreading. The attack froze computers at hospitals across the country, with some canceling all routine procedures. In the United Kingdom, hospitals in London , northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. Read More »

India set to skip China's BRF due to CPEC concerns

China-Pakistan Friendship Association President Sha Zukang has told the official media that China has already committed Dollars 46 billion Chinese investments for various energy and infrastructure related projects in Pakistan. While New Delhi is closely watching the developments, which it sees as China's growing influence over Southeast Asian countries, western powers do not appear too enthusiastic about China's bankrolled infrastructure project through the initiative. Read More »

Global Cyberattack Slows But Experts See Risk of Fresh Strikes


He said: "First of all we can not force people to join the army, we don't have conscription in this country, the army has to compete with other sectors in the economy". The health system has largely recovered from the disruption, Interior Minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday after a meeting of the government crisis response committee. Read More »

Korea: Rival N. Korea launches ballistic missile

The missile was sacked early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February. North Korea launched a ballistic missile around 5:27 a.m. from a site about 100 kilometers north of Pyongyang, South Korea's military said. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump considering 11 candidates to replace James Comey

Fox News quoted a government source as saying they were moving "quickly and expeditiously" to find a replacement, adding: "We're doing our due diligence - we are not going to cut any corners". Comey, who had been leading an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation, was sacked earlier this week. Read More »

Batang Gilas impresses in debut with 66-point romping of Singapore

Philippines beat Singapore, 108-42 . A contested lay-up by Rafael Go still with 2:04 left to play lifted Batang Gilas past the century mark, 101-39, and baskets by Sotto in the waning seconds sealed the deal for the youth team. Calvin Abueva, after leading the team in scoring in the first two games, finished with nine points, the last on a three-pointer that gave Gilas its biggest lead at 57 points, 103-46, late in the game. Read More »

Portugal Wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Ahead of the show, fans streamed into the venue, an exhibition centre outside the city centre, wearing flower garlands and draped in national flags while some waved rainbow gay pride flags. ISAIAH Firebrace has missed out on the Eurovision crown despite a note ideal performance. "When we are very good, we're the best of the best". Anja Nissen will join fellow Australian contestant Isaiah Firebrace in the Eurovision grand final. Read More »

Microsoft Windows Story Remix headlines Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


Any Android or iOS device can include apps that talk to the Microsoft Graph, which then informs your PC about an activity to which you may want to return. Status icons in File Explorer show whether files are online or available locally, and you can opt to keep specific files always downloaded. Myerson said the new motion controllers are the first that don't require the installation of markers, hardware devices that are usually placed on walls to provide accurate motion sensing and ... Read More »

Polling on for seven Bengal civic bodies; opposition cries foul


Raiganj has 27 wards, Pujali has 16, while Domkal has 21 wards. As per information of the election commission, Darjeeling municipality has 32 wards and voting will be held in 81 booths, Kurseong has 20 wards with voting to be held in 27 booths, Kalimpong has 20 wards with vote in 46 booths while Mirik having nine wards will have votes in 10 booths. Read More »

Cyber Attack Hit 200000 People in 150 Countries, Says Europol


FRANCE — French carmaker Renault's assembly plant in Slovenia halted production after it was targeted. Do they know what software was used? Yes. Mr Wainwright said Europol was working on the basis the cyber attack was carried out by criminals rather than terrorists, but noted that "remarkably few" payments had been made so far. Read More »

Kiev to host Eurovision Grand Final today


It's certainly going to be an event to behold in Kyiv , Ukraine, as musicians from all over the world will be taking the stage. Yet heightened security has seen officers patrolling with semi-automatic machine guns and camouflaged police vans on the streets. Read More »

USA hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

Tillerson signed the document . "While the council only has the power to issue advisories, the language in the statement signed by Tillerson comes in stark contrast to statements and promises made by President Trump about climate change", ABC reported , noting at the same time that Tillerson "endorsed" the Fairbanks Declaration. Read More »

China calls for restraint after North Korea missile launch

The statement says Washington maintains its "ironclad commitment" to stand with its allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. One of the potentially new ballistic missile designs that North Korea displayed during a parade last month in Pyongyang. Read More »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn amid concern over USA stance

Paula Caballero of the World Resources Institute think-tank said, "There's no question that if the U.S. withdraws it is going to create the negotiations". US President Donald Trump has expressed scepticism about the deal and threatened to pull out. The United States is world's second biggest polluter, behind China, and withdrawing from the agreement would severely limit the global impact of the Paris pact. Read More »

Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB: A Globally Distributed, Multi-Model Database Service

Azure SQL Database has a new feature in preview called "Managed Instances" that offers greater compatibility between on-premises SQL Server and the cloud variant, again to make workload migration easier. He sees Microsoft providing the cloud-based global infrastructure for developers and the delivery of intelligent services, primarily on mobile devices. Read More »

Portugal wins Eurovision 2017 Song Contest for the first time


Following the performances of the 26 Grand Finalists, the results of the juries in the 42 participating nations who voted on Friday's dress rehearsal were given out leaving Portugal in the lead. His passage into the final was nearly certainly secured by a much stronger performance the night before during the "jury" show, which is not broadcast but is played on a private feed around the world to worldwide professional juries. Read More »

NZ Sevens through to Paris knockouts

France moved into the last eight as well after recovering from their loss against England to beat the Spaniards and Kenyans. Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, was pretty happy with the fire in the belly shown by his team after the unexpected defeat against Scotland. Read More »

North Korea launches ballistic missile: South Korean JCS

Security Council resolutions to stop further missile and nuclear tests. The claim also drew parallels to accusations that North Korea orchestrated the February 13 assassination of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, with an attack using VX nerve agent in Malaysia. Read More »