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World News Palestinian teen on trial for striking Israeli soldier agrees plea deal
Author: 0 Palestinian teen on trial for striking Israeli soldier agrees plea deal

The father of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi says he has visited his daughter and wife in an Israeli prison ahead of their trial, which will be held behind closed doors after the teen's appeal for an open trial was denied. The video showed her shoving, slapping, kicking and hitting soldiers. She is hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel's military rule in the West Bank.

World News Calif. school district fires teacher who ripped military
Author: 0 Calif. school district fires teacher who ripped military

A Pico Rivera city councilman and high school teacher who was recorded in January making disparaging remarks about US military members to his students was sacked Tuesday night, CBS Los Angeles reports. Salcido said he has received death threats and threats of rape against his wife since the video became public. Salcido's profane and disparaging comments sparked harsh condemnation: The school district was deluged by thousands of emails, many from veterans, active-duty troops and military ...

World News Lawmakers Set Off Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament To Stop Vote
Author: 0 Lawmakers Set Off Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament To Stop Vote

Ratifying the deal is a key condition for Kosovo to gain visa-free access to Europe's border-free Schengen zone, a perk already afforded to other countries in the region like Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia. Some experts said the border vote has given the party a chance to reassert its relevance. The party opposes the border deal, signed with Montenegro in 2015, because it claims it will wrongly hand over some 30 square miles of Kosovo's territory, Reuters news agency said.

World News Syria: Dozens killed in rocket attack
Author: 0 Syria: Dozens killed in rocket attack

The government blamed the attack on rebels in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, where Syrian troops backed by Russian warplanes have been waging a major offensive over the past month that has killed hundreds of people. Last Sunday, the Syrian army had given the rebels of Harasta area an ultimatum to withdraw, state media said. More than 40 tons of chemical weapons were abandoned by retreating militants in the war-ravaged country, the ministry said on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Congress, BJP trade charges over 'hiring' data consultancy Cambridge Analytica

Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala asserted that the services of the London-based company have never been hired by his party or its chief Rahul Gandhi. "I want to specifically warn the Congress that the nation will not tolerate any kind of data theft or manipulation in India". Surjewala said threats were being given to Indian media under the Modi government and now a warning was being given to an independent worldwide media platform too.

World News Trump made White House staff sign NDAs that extend well beyond presidency
Author: 0 Trump made White House staff sign NDAs that extend well beyond presidency

And people would say, oh, that's awful, you're taking away his right to free speech. According to a draft agreement Marcus said she viewed, violators could face $10 million penalties for each unauthorized release of "confidential information" - and the agreement applied not only to their White House tenures but "all times thereafter".

World News South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March
Author: 0 South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

Meanwhile, the ministry explained on Monday on why it picked Yoon Sang, a singer and record producer, to head the South Korean art troupe for the performance. It added that in selecting the head of the art troupe, its policy was to select a person well-versed in the characteristics of each generation of Korean pop music.

World News Oil falls as increase in U.S. drilling hints at higher production
Author: 0 Oil falls as increase in U.S. drilling hints at higher production

Brent crude futures were at $66.53 per barrel, up 48 cents, or 0.7 percent. Venezuela's February output was down by more than half a million barrels compared with a year ago, according to International Energy Agency data last week. Although Venezuela has been on the analytical community's warning radar for several years now, the more immediate impact on crude seems to be from the Middle East , due to the Saudis on Monday calling the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a ...

World News Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief, say party sources
Author: 0 Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress chief, say party sources

The bypoll dealt a shock to both BJP and Congress as the unexpected alliance of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party played spoilsport at the last minute. While Naik, 71, specifically pointed out that his resignation was to make way for younger Congress leaders, Babbar reportedly did not give any specific reason for his resignation.

World News Fifth Texas Blast, Investigators Suspect Serial Bomber
Author: 0 Fifth Texas Blast, Investigators Suspect Serial Bomber

Reyes described the item as "approximately 6 inches in length, nearly like a 40mm-type artillery simulator device". "We still need people to be vigilant", Austin Mayor Steve Adler told the local CBS news affiliate early on Wednesday. Then, on Sunday night, an explosive triggered by a almost invisible tripwire wire injured two more. Earlier on Tuesday, a package exploded at a FedEx sorting facility in Schertz, Texas, near San Antonio, as it was moving along a conveyor belt, the city's police ...

World News At least 25 killed In Kabul explosion
Author: 0 At least 25 killed In Kabul explosion

The explosion underlined the threat to the city from militant attacks, despite government promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in January that killed around 100 people. TOLO news journalists at the scene say they saw many casualties lying on the ground soon after the explosion, which is believed to have been a auto bomb.

World News Sasikala's affidavit says AIADMK leaders met Jayalalithaa in hospital
Author: 0 Sasikala's affidavit says AIADMK leaders met Jayalalithaa in hospital

March 20: Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munerta Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala has been granted 15-day bail to attend her husband's last rites. After the death of Jayalalithaa in December 2016, Panneerselvam had alleged that he was forced to make a way for Sasikala for elevating her to the top post of the state.

World News Morgan Burnett to sign with the Steelers
Author: 0 Morgan Burnett to sign with the Steelers

Former Packers teammate and NFL Network analyst James Jones initially broke the news and has since been corroborated by Ian Rapoport. Mitchell was hampered by injuries in 2017, when he played in 13 regular-season games, including 12 starts.

Author: 0 Northeast Ohio weather: Watch for snow on the morning commute

Snow is expected to begin falling early Wednesday morning, before sunrise, and remain until about midnight. West of USA 31 not much snow will fall. Temperatures will be below freezing for the morning drive. While there may be a few slippery spots to watch for, travel conditions may actually not be too bad first thing this morning but don't let that fool you because things are expected to be much worse later in the afternoon.

World News BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats
Author: 0 BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats

Earlier on Tuesday, breaking his silence on the issue, Yeddyurappa, also the state BJP chief, urged Mahasabha leaders to call for an emergency meeting and come to a decision. Interestingly, the BJP wanted to ignore the demand for separate religion status at the beginning. This comes a month ahead of the elections while the Lingayats have been making their demand for years.

World News US Senators Warn Of More Russian Hacking Attempts Against Voting Systems
Author: 0 US Senators Warn Of More Russian Hacking Attempts Against Voting Systems

Mark Warner of Virginia on Tuesday largely reiterate concerns previously expressed by senators, cybersecurity experts, and state and local election officials. In 43 states and the District of Columbia, some residents will still use machines that are no longer manufactured. Other states, including Georgia, are weighing legislation this year that would implement risk-limiting audits.

World News Mahmoud Abbas calls United States ambassador 'son of a dog'
Author: 0 Mahmoud Abbas calls United States ambassador 'son of a dog'

Israel has previously accused Palestinians employed by the United Nations or non-governmental organizations of participating in hostile activities, including collaborating with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers. In an angry tone, Abbas said: "The son of dog says they build on their land?" The controversy continued into the late afternoon when Friedman made a statement at a conference in Israel, suggesting Abbas' comment was antisemitic.

World News Israel admits to striking Syrian nuclear plant in 2007
Author: 0 Israel admits to striking Syrian nuclear plant in 2007

One decade after the destruction of a nuclear facility in northeastern Syria, the IDF has released for publication that Israel was behind the airstrikes, which were part of a long-spanning secret operation, as the foreign press reported at the time.

World News Russian spy poisoning latest: Expelled diplomats head to Moscow
Author: 0 Russian spy poisoning latest: Expelled diplomats head to Moscow

He said "all fingers point towards Russia's involvement in this" however he maintained that he would still "do business" with President Vladimir Putin if Labour came into power. Experts have opined that the duo was exposed to this nerve agent via the car's ventilation system. There's no evidence at this stage that his death and the attack on the Skripals are linked, it said.

World News Putin, Trump discuss cooperation by phone
Author: 0 Putin, Trump discuss cooperation by phone

After answering questions about the bombings in Austin during a joint press conference with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House, a reporter asked an inaudible question, to which Trump responded: "I had a call with president Putin and congratulated him on his election victory".

World News Police looking for suspect in early morning robbery
Author: 0 Police looking for suspect in early morning robbery

Police say they responded to reports of a woman being assaulted on William Street around 9 p.m. Sunday. When he went to pay, the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the drawer and safe. The driver fled into nearby woods and escaped, police said. He remains in the York County jail. Two men are facing charges for two armed robberies that occurred Saturday night in Florence.

World News Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix over Facebook data scandal
Author: 0 Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix over Facebook data scandal

The company now faces a federal investigation amid word that it may have mishandled data for more than 50 million users . A Facebook spokesperson said Tuesday that the entire company is "outraged" they were deceived by Cambridge Analytica, but lawmakers in Congress and the British parliament are holding Facebook responsible, and want answers directly from Zuckerberg.

World News Rahul Gandhi In Karnataka, Begins Third Phase Of Janaashirwada Yatre
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi In Karnataka, Begins Third Phase Of Janaashirwada Yatre

On day one of his tour on Tuesday, the Congress chief had said that the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were "not inclusive" as he ignored farmers but waived off loans of big industrialists. In his rally at Surathkal, Gandhi referred to the Punjab National bank fraud and said money was taken away from people's pockets and put into banks and a few days later Nirav Modi ran away with "your money worth Rs 22,000 crore".

Author: 0 In Gerrymandering Case, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Releases New Map for 2018 Elections

Barletta, who is running for the U.S. Senate instead of re-election, was critical of the state's highest court drawing the map instead of the state Legislature, and said their map represented "gerrymandering". "This new map will finally allow Pennsylvanians the opportunity to choose their elected officials and have a congressional delegation that more accurately reflects the political desires of the people", Holder said.

World News Juneau wreckage bittersweet find for Sullivans, families
Author: 0 Juneau wreckage bittersweet find for Sullivans, families

An autonomous underwater vehicle dispatched by Allen's expedition ship the Petrel confirmed the wreckage was indeed the Juneau , after video recorded by the underwater vehicle was analyzed by experts on board the Petrel . A Japanese torpedo sank the Juneau , killing 687 crew members, including the Sullivans . Remaining ships assumed that there had been no survivors on USS Juneau and fearing that there would be more attacks by the Japanese, they departed.

World News Myanmar president, close friend of Suu Kyi, says he's retiring
Author: 0 Myanmar president, close friend of Suu Kyi, says he's retiring

The current senior vice president, Myint Swe, will serve as acting president until Htin Kyaw's successor is chosen; Henry Van Thio is the country's "vice president No. The statement from the Myanmar President's Office said Htin Kyaw resigned from office as he no longer wants to perform the duty. "The Lady", as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is known, had already made it known during the election campaign that she would be "above the president", as the Constitution bans her from holding ...

World News US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrants
Author: 0 US to supply emergency food, medicine to Venezuelan migrants

Most of the aid will be directed toward the border city of Cucuta, which has been overwhelmed in recent months by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing hunger and economic turmoil. Presidential candidate Henri Falcon recently visited NY and met with U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, other high ranking officials and Venezuela's Ambassador to the U.N.

World News Christian Eriksen happy at Tottenham despite Real Madrid, Barcelona links
Author: 0 Christian Eriksen happy at Tottenham despite Real Madrid, Barcelona links

The 29-year-old, who joined the Lilywhites from Atletico Madrid in 2015, has struggled for playing time this season - making just 10 appearances from 30 league games so far. Speaking about Eriksen, Hareide was quoted as saying by Aftenposten: "He is ready to take the next step forward". "Give him a ball and he will make it talk wherever he is".

World News Climate change may see 143M displaced
Author: 0 Climate change may see 143M displaced

World Bank said the report, " Groundswell - Preparing for Internal Climate Migration", is the first and most comprehensive study of its kind to focus on the nexus between slow-onset climate change impacts, internal migration patterns and, development in three developing regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

World News City of Hickory to host annual Easter egg hunts
Author: 0 City of Hickory to host annual Easter egg hunts

James City County is hosting two Easter egg hunts the day before Easter. The city's Parks and Recreation Department is now registering children for the annual Easter egg hunt. Each egg will be filled with candy and some will have a special ticket which can be redeemed for a prize. Field House no later than 7:45pm. Dozens showed up to take part in the event at the MLK center.

World News Child dies after vehicle found in Welsh river
Author: 0 Child dies after vehicle found in Welsh river

Moore and Kim Rowlands, Kiara's mother. Kiara, who would have celebrated her third birthday next Tuesday, was airlifted to University Hospital Wales where she was later pronounced dead. Played on every beach we could. She always wanted to be called Rar Rar which was our nickname for her. He also thanked officers who "jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did".

World News Labor fends off Greens challenge in Batman
Author: 0 Labor fends off Greens challenge in Batman

In a gracious concession speech, Ms Bhathal noted voters had told her during the campaign that, regardless of the result, Batman would be represented by a "progressive woman" and that it was an "honour" to contest the seat against Ms Kearney.