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Palestinian Intifada Leader Announces Hunger Strike Via the New York Times

The strike has been called for by prominent Palestinian prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti , who is now serving a life sentence over his role in the second Palestinian intifada - or uprising. Ahmed, who said he'd been arrested seven times in total, has spent a cumulative five and a half years in an Israeli prison-but has only had one family visit in that time.

Trump Signs Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill As Anti-Choice Activists Look On

Federal law already prohibits government money for abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or to save a woman's life. President Donald Trump has stirred controversy once again, this time introducing a bill that would eliminate funding for abortions.

Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria's six-year-long civil war. At least 80 buses left Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province in the northwest, an AFP correspondent in rebel-held territory said. They were headed for regime or rebel-held areas via government-held second city Aleppo.

AC Milan snatch extraordinary draw with Inter in first Chinese derby

The match is booked as a "home" game for Inter Milan but AC Milan could find themselves in some kind of a renewed vigour after a new era started for the club on Friday, with Chinese investment firm Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux completing a £628m takeover of the club, taking the mantle from former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Senate approves Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

McConnell, R-Ky., immediately responded, as expected, by leading his Republicans in a unilateral rules change to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate. The Senate confirmed Gorsuch with a 54-45 vote. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, had attempted to delay the effort to change the rules until after the two-week congressional recess, but failed to secure enough votes to proceed that way.

US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

Syrian Catholic leaders have condemned the missile strikes launched against their nation by the USA on Thursday following a chemical attack that killed over 80 civilians in the Syrian town of Idlib. In the interview, Assad insisted it was "not clear" whether an attack on Khan Sheikhun had even happened. "You have a lot of fake videos now", he said, according to AFP .

US Marine loses appeal over transgender woman's killing

Local court said that the 20-year-old Pemberton arm-locked and dunked the victim's head in the toilet to her death, when he found she still had male genitals after they agreed to have sex in a bar. The appellate court, however, revised the civil indemnity and moral damages set by the RTC at P50,000 to P75,000 each. His claim is disputed as Laude was found drowned in the shallow water of the toilet, which led to her death.

Why is Claire Foy leaving The Crown after season 2?

The best actor category sees Benedict Cumberbatch pick up his fifth TV Bafta nomination for The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, competing against three-time Bafta victor Robbie Coltrane for his lead in the Yewtree-inspired drama National Treasure.

Tuesday Evening Weather: Getting Even Warmer

Wednesday will be nearly the exact same pattern, with sunny skies in the morning followed by partly cloudy in the afternoon. Overview: Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures return for Thursday and Friday , with high temperatures around 80 degrees.

Yogi govt decides to improve power supply in UP

Yogi Adityanath-led UP government is likely to approve the proposed plan for 24-hour power supply through an agreement with the Centre. The decision was announced by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and state's Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, who was addressing a press conference in Lucknow.

NDA allies vow to put united front in 2019

The meeting also passed a resolution affirming its faith in the "bold and decisive" leadership of Modi. "The 32 partners representing every state itself demonstrates this", finance minister Arun Jaitley said, addressing a press conference along with Naidu.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns over sex scandal

Before the report was released, Bentley stood on the steps of the state Capitol on Friday and declared he did "not plan to resign". He was charged with failing to file a major contribution report and converting campaign contributions to personal use, according to the Times.

South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

He said South Africa will "not allow the Guptas to appoint any more ministers" and said SaveSA is determined to reverse "the coup d'état (cabinet reshuffle) that happened in the middle of the night". Analysts said Zuma remains in favour in rural areas, contrasting with his waning popularity in urban quarters. The ruling African National Congress is due to pick a new leader later this year who most likely will be its candidate for president, and the presumptive favorite, in the 2019 election.

Trump accuses Obama administration official of 'crime'

Asked by the New York Times if Rice committed a crime, Trump said, "Do I think?" We don't know precisely the question she was asked due to how the interview was edited, but PBS host Judy Woodruff led into Rice's comment by saying she asked Rice about Nunes's disclosure that Trump associates "may have been swept up in surveillance of foreigners at the end of the Obama administration".

Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and was facing deportation after being refused residency, Swedish police said on Sunday. "We must close the borders, throw everyone out, '" said Ulf Lundgren, a clergyman at Stockholm Cathedral. "We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK".

Turkey calls for removal of Assad regime

Russian Federation still has several dozen warplanes and batteries of air defense missiles at its base near Latakia, Syria. Russian Federation responded by warning that the military action could have serious consequences. Moscow has warned Washington that its cruise missile attack against the Syrian regime "plays into the hands of extremists". The move was welcomed by the Syrian opposition and its main backers, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, but harshly condemned by Russian Federation ...

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

The launches are considered to be in violation with the corresponding resolution adopted by the United Nations. But, the running out of options in dealing with the threat posed by the North Korean leader, according to Ret. "The US missile attack against Syria is a clear and unforgivable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn this", KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry as saying.

Rubio says US can't defeat ISIS until Syria's Assad is removed

Some US and other Western counterterrorism officials have said the missile strike could, nonetheless make the fight against the IS in Syria more hard. McMaster also made clear that Trump wants a world-wide response to Assad's action that would include Russian Federation and Iran. So far, the Russian military does not appear to have taken any threatening actions, such as directing its battlefield radar or air defense systems to confront the Americans, or carrying out aggressive actions in the ...

Venezuela Protests Keep Pressure on Embattled Maduro

The comptroller earlier this year said he was considering barring Capriles, who is now governor of the central coastal state of Miranda, from holding office. After this week's demonstrations, Maduro dismissed Capriles as "politically finished". Last week, the Supreme Court issued rulings transferring the National Assembly's legislative powers to itself and revoking lawmakers' immunity from prosecution.

Rail, bus services between India and Bangladesh launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a $500 million (around Rs 32.2 crore) credit line to Bangladesh for the purchase of defence supplies. -PM Modi said Bangaldesh's zero tolerance policy towards terrorism is an inspiration. Bus and train links between Kolkata and Khulna. have been restored today.

Shooting near South Florida mall leaves 1 dead

Witnesses report hearing five shots and say Wilson opened fire on a man standing behind the counter at the gym. Anais Michelle said she was walking into the mall with her mother when she saw people coming down from the third level, some crying about a shooting at the gym.

Glitch triggers sirens to sound in Dallas

According to Dallas PIO director Sana Syed, there was no emergency or weather alert. Technicians are trying to determine how to bring the system back online without the risk of it being hacked again, he said. "Right now, our priority is to work on reactivating our system". As the sirens blared, frightened residents called emergency services and took to social media to voice concern and learn what had happened.

Samsung Launches Galaxy C7 Pro @ Rs. 27990 In India

It will be made available from 11 April, exclusively via Amazon India . The reason why Samsung has already started spending large amounts of money in order to market its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone is because customers have started losing trust in Samsung's products in light of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters

Wednesday's test represents a recent shift for the North Korean military from simple first-generation liquid fueled missiles to more advanced medium range ballistic missiles using solid fuel that is more hard to detect prior to launch, said Jeffrey Lewis, the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California.

UN Security Council adopts statement condemning NK missile launch

The North conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests a year ago, defying six Security Council sanctions resolutions banning any testing. The South Korean military said the missile was sacked from land near the east coast city of Sinpo and flew about 60 kilometers (40 miles). US officials confirm an object in orbit, but no signal is detected.

McConnell talking to Romney about Senate race

Speculation that Mitt Romney may run for Senate next year if Sen. Experts say there is no way Romney will run for the seat without Hatch's blessing. He said Romney "would be ideal". McConnell says he would support Hatch if he wants to run again. There's also the fact that former Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Romney rival, said that he was interested in the seat.

South Korea: North Fires Missile Into Sea Off East Coast

A U.S. statement said initial assessments indicate the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. The Japanese chief cabinet secretary said that Tokyo will not tolerate " Pyongyang's provocative actions". The firing was also made as North Korea expressed anger over annual military drills between the United States and South Korea that the North sees as an invasion rehearsal.

Donald Trump Might Boot Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus from His Administration

Around the same time , Newsmax chief executive and Trump pal Chris Ruddy suggested on CNN that the president ought to replace Priebus. Axios is also reporting that the possibilities for chief of staff include the following candidates: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Wayne Berman of Blackstone Group, David Urban of the Washington advisory firm American Continental Group, and Gary Cohn , Trump's economic adviser.

Russian Federation lists sins of Jehovah's Witnesses

There are more than 170,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in Russian Federation, according to the USA -based religion's website. Sound Off! supporters weigh in. On June 9, 2015, the Jehovah's Witnesses of Belgorod was banned as extremist organization. At a session of the Supreme Court Thursday, a spokesperson for the Justice Ministry argued that the stance meant the organization violated the anti-extremism law that was passed following Russia's second war in Chechnya in 1999 and ...

Hillary Clinton's Nephew Tyler Signs A Major Modelling Contract With IMG Models

Now, Tyler looks set for stardom, having just signed with IMG Models in New York City , where he's reportedly relocated. The modeling agency announced the exciting news via Twitter on Tuesday, and since then, people haven't been able to control their thirst (and by " people " we obviously mean us).

High wind watch issued for Friday in Western Washington

Isolated power outages may be possible as well due to the winds and tree limbs being blown down. Strong winds out of the northeast could create some of the highest waves along the Lake Michigan shoreline since October 31, 2014, when the water flooded parts of Lake Shore Drive.

Plug Power shares surge on Amazon deal

There is no concrete way to calculate a price target. Institutions now own 25.50% of the company. Director, Air Liquide Investissements d', sold 15,046 common shares of Plug Power Inc. The stock is now 99.19% away from its 50-day simple moving average and 56.05% away from the 200 day average. Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Plug Power Inc .

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says White House meddling in Congress' Russia investigations is not helping to lift the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the Trump administration. Pressed to respond to the multiple investigations into potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the campaign, Spicer exploded.

Vehicle rams into bus stop in occupied West Bank

The PPC also renewed its call for worldwide human rights groups, including UNICEF, to strengthen initiatives and campaigns to protect Palestinian children. Witnesses told local media at the time they found more than 25 bullet holes in Ghazal's apartment, and accused Israeli forces of "executing" him when they could have easily detained him.

India never used me against China: Dalai Lama amid Chinese protests

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, addressing a regular briefing, voiced her country's "firm opposition" to the Dalai Lama's visit and said Beijing would lodge "stern representations with the Indian side". In anticipation of the Dalai Lama's arrival, Ngawang Norbu, the head Lama at Tawang monastery, dismissed China's criticism over the visit as a "mere display of politics between the concerned countries", in an interview with RFA's Tibetan Service.

Booker Statement on Trump's Climate Change Executive Order

China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, followed by the United States, and Chinese leaders firmly agree climate change is a real threat. "You're going back to work", he told the miners. "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive", he said in a 2012 tweet .

UN chief: More funding needed for Iraq programs

Islamic State group fighters battling Iraqi forces in Mosul are holding civilians hostage in buildings and then deliberately attracting strikes by coalition aircraft, a spokesman for the US-led coalition said on Thursday. ISIS was using the tactic in an effort to take advantage of the "negative impact" civilian casualties have on the USA -led coalition's efforts. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called today from Iraq for greater global solidarity with the people of Mosul , who have ...

Fed minutes - Debate over inflation, Trump

In March, the Fed raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in a year and said it expects two more rate hikes this year and three more next year. Most believed Trump's plans had the potential to boost growth. The expectation of tax cuts and deregulation has sent stock prices rising since Trump's November election victory.

Chelsea Clinton: I'm not the person to defeat Trump

Asked if she thinks Russia's interference played a role in her mother's election loss, Chelsea said, "I think we don't yet know the answer to anything around Russian Federation and I think we all deserve those answers". 'Right now, the answer is no. She's focused on what she can do help support work she's been engaged in for longer than I've been alive around children, around women, around families.

Six DU colleges among Indias top 10 in HRD ministrys ranking

Besides overall ranking of institutions, separate rankings has also been worked out for six categories of institutions: Engineering , management , pharmacy , universities and colleges. Osmania University registered a score of 45.52 and stands 3among the five reputed institutions of higher education in Telangana State. The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, which had bagged the second position among universities in 2016, was pushed to the 25th rank this time.

Mike Pence breaks tie as Senate passes anti-Planned Parenthood bill

The Obama administration moved to block the states, issuing its rule a year ago preventing abortion providers from being singled out. "Republicans didn't listen to us", said Senator Patty Murray of Washington . In the background section, the proposed rule did note that with this interpretation of Title X , abortion is not expected to be part of the mandated taxpayer funding.

Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future

Llamas also said he was optimistic that Spain would use "common sense" over Gibraltar in future Brexit negotiations. "Brexit is already complicated enough without Spain trying to complicate it further", the BBC quoted Picardo as saying.

Ryan to provide details on 'path forward' for healthcare later this week

House Republicans huddled Tuesday for the first time since having to pull their GOP healthcare plan Friday for a lack of votes. "It is just too important". Monday, for instance, he said in a late-night Twitter post that the Freedom Caucus was able to "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory". He added that the next agenda item, tax code reform, should result in a more united party: "If some Republicans oppose lower taxes, that will be stunning".

Obama Admin Stopped Comey From Going Public With Trump/Russia Probe

But according to two sources with knowledge of the situation, Obama officials in attendance at the meeting-which included Secretary of State John Kerry , Attorney General Loretta Lynch , Department of Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson and National Security Adviser Susan Rice-struck down the idea.

Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

But the new euphoria did not translate into the strong results the SPD had hoped for in Saarland, a former coal mining region, which held the first of three German state polls scheduled in the run-up to the national election. They pointed to the possibility of a Social Democrat-led government with the opposition Left Party - a prospect that may have turned off some voters.

Oil gains as Libyan crude drop offsets what Opec curbs couldn't

Russian Federation has promised to cut output by 300,000 bpd. "The market can expect another build on crude (inventories) when EIA release their figures later", said Matt Stanley, a fuel broker at Freight Investor Services (FIS) in Dubai.

UN secretary-general starts official visit to Iraq

Shortly after landing at Baghdad International Airport, Guterres said on Twitter that his visit is to "focus on the dire humanitarian situation on the ground". Three policemen are among the dead while the rest were civilians. Abadi accused IS militants of "intentionally using civilians as human shields, while intensifying their propaganda machine to spread rumours" that Iraqi forces and global aircraft caused casualties among civilians.

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

Nunes and Schiff met Thursday after a week's worth of canceled hearings and bickering between the committee leaders, as their investigation turned partisan following a decision by Nunes, a Republican, to go to the press and White House with intelligence before alerting the committee.

SC asks Centre, J&K to sit and decide Muslim minority status

A Bench of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave this suggestion to the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and asked him to weigh in the disadvantages of using pellet guns on students as it concerns life and death of human beings.

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

With the start of the Final Four just days away, individuals and teams alike are about to forever etch their names into the college basketball history books. However, after reaching one of the pinnacles of college coaching on Sunday, the improbability of Martin's personal and professional ascent was far from lost on him.