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Author: 0 Rajya Sabha election results: BJP wins in UP, loses Jharkhand

Veerendra Kumar secured 89 votes as against the 40 votes the Congress candidate got. Other candidates, including SP's actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan won with the help of first preference votes. A calculation of tallies show that the BJP's strength in the 245-member House will go from the existing 58 to 69 and that of the Congress will fall from 54 to 50 when the new MPs take oath next week.

World News Donald Trump moves to limit most transgender individuals from military service
Author: 0 Donald Trump moves to limit most transgender individuals from military service

The White House said Defence Secretary Jim Mattis had found that individuals with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria presented a risk to military effectiveness. In the memo, published by the Secretary of Defense James Mattis , Trump stated , "The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the U.S.

World News Turkish army cleans Afrin roads of terrorist mines
Author: 0 Turkish army cleans Afrin roads of terrorist mines

Erdogan and Trump spoke on the phone late on March 22 about strained ties between Ankara and Washington, particularly troubled due to the U.S.'s ongoing partnership with the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.

World News South Korea to shut down computers to curb overwork
Author: 0 South Korea to shut down computers to curb overwork

The " shutdown initiative " will be rolled out across three phases over the next three months. Beginning March 30, government computers will shut off at 8 p.m. But in South Korea, there is a serious problem with workers spending too much time in the office. Earlier this month, South Korea's national assembly passed a law to cut down the maximum weekly working hours to 52, down from 68.

World News Missing Iowa family of four found dead while vacationing in Mexico
Author: 0 Missing Iowa family of four found dead while vacationing in Mexico

Family members say the Sharps told them they had made it safely to their condo. "We'll work through this together". Authorities believe the area was used by Santiago Meza Lopez, known as El Pozolero, who is alleged to have worked for the Sinaloa Drug Cartel in Mexico , the Daily Mail reports.

World News March For Our Lives Planned in Lewisburg
Author: 0 March For Our Lives Planned in Lewisburg

March for Our Lives is a demonstration created and organized by #NeverAgain , a group of students who survived the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . "I'm hoping something does change and that people are more anxious about the issue and they have a better understanding about it", Tristan said.

World News South Jersey weather mostly dry this weekend
Author: 0 South Jersey weather mostly dry this weekend

Laura Paterson added: "We're now a lot further into spring than at the beginning of March". Winds won't be as brisk as they've been, but a northerly and then northeasterly breeze Saturday into Sunday will provide an extra chill to the already cool air.

Author: 0 China Considers Possible Tariffs On $3bn Worth Of US Goods

When Trump had announced higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier in March , China had expressed its displeasure at the time too, and had said it was considering reciprocal tariffs on both products, a threat it repeated Thursday.

World News United States warship sails near disputed South China Sea island, officials say
Author: 0 United States warship sails near disputed South China Sea island, officials say

One of China's man-made islands in the Spratlys, Mischief Reef has a big airfield and other military facilities and an approach by the Americans in the zone had understandably upset Beijing. Apart from being a critical global trade route, the South China Sea is estimated to hold around 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in proved and probable reserves, with conventional hydrocarbons mostly residing in undisputed territory, according to the EIA.

World News Man Arrested After Friday Morning Assault
Author: 0 Man Arrested After Friday Morning Assault

A Vallejo man was arrested Wednesday in connection with breaking in to a Vacaville woman's vehicle. On that day, a 29-year-old man with autism attacked while sitting at the bottom of the stairs of the bus terminal's lower level. "Scientific investigation for the minor was sent to the hospital and a doctor report has shown that her hymen has been broken". Harmanvir Chahil and Padda were both those two people were released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

World News European Union leaders set to condemn Turkey over Cyprus gas blockade
Author: 0 European Union leaders set to condemn Turkey over Cyprus gas blockade

Others cleared of charges include Mr. Erdogan's security chief, Muhsin Kose, and security officers Tugay Erkan, Feride Kayasan, Gokhan Yildirim, Hamza Yurteri, Lufu Kutluca and Yusuf Ayar. Usoyan and Yusa were victims of the brutal assault on May 16th by President Erdogan's bodyguards. The original decision by the USA government to prosecute the 15 men increased political tensions between the Trump administration and Turkey .

World News Investigators probe whether Texas bomber had help
Author: 0 Investigators probe whether Texas bomber had help

Conditt was the oldest of four children who were all home-schooled. "We love and grieve with our city, and we continue to pray for the victims and their families who were affected by these recent tragedies" said John Yeng, communications director of the Austin Stone Community Church, which Conditt once attended.

World News United States police shoot dead unarmed black man, triggering protests
Author: 0 United States police shoot dead unarmed black man, triggering protests

An officer can be heard shouting "Show me your hands! Gun! Gun!" Police said the man "turned and advanced toward the officers while holding an object" extended in front of him. At that time, both officers apparently muted their microphones for the remainder of the video. At one point, deputies in a helicopter can be heard saying that the suspect smashed a window of a neighbor's house and was looking at another auto in the driveway.

World News Target could gain $600 million in sales from Toys R Us demise
Author: 0 Target could gain $600 million in sales from Toys R Us demise

The efforts focus on Toys "R" Us's USA stores and are separate from Larian's attempts to buy the brand's 82 Canadian stores, which 20 interested parties are vying for, said Toys "R" Us bankruptcy documents filed in the U.S. The sales will last until stores clear their inventory. Before heading out, we recommend that you call your local store to confirm that the clearance sale is on.

World News U.S. spending bill with rider slashing Palestinian aid stalls in Senate
Author: 0 U.S. spending bill with rider slashing Palestinian aid stalls in Senate

Instead, Trump won $1.6 billion to begin building and replacing segments of the wall along the border with Mexico. That represents an increase of $61 billion over last year's cap. "We've got to make a change, and I'm exhausted of it", Norman added . "We made a promise to the country that we would rebuild our military". As such, Simpson appears likely to prevail in the renaming battle.

World News Late-Night Hosts Mock Joe Biden and Donald Trump's Fight Threats
Author: 0 Late-Night Hosts Mock Joe Biden and Donald Trump's Fight Threats

Perhaps this sandbox mentality is proof of that. When asked if Trump's behavior is becoming of a president, Kimmel's knuckle responded, "In a word 'yes, ' it is becoming". Salon went a step further and upbraided the former vice president - gently, of course - with a story headlined, "Hey Joe Biden: Your macho fantasies about a Trump beatdown don't help women", that urged non-violent solutions.

World News Air India supervisor slaps stewardess for serving non-veg food
Author: 0 Air India supervisor slaps stewardess for serving non-veg food

During a May 2017 Middle East tour, US President Donald Trump flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Air Force One in what is believed to have been among the few direct flights from Saudi Arabia to Israel. The denial comes after some reports indicated that InterGlobe Aviation-run IndiGo and Qatar Airways might jointly bid for Air India. "Israel is a lovely country, and we expect to carry many people in both directions", he said .

World News Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison
Author: 0 Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison

Tamimi's Israeli lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said Tamimi agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that allowed her to avoid more serious charges that could have imprisoned her for years. Residents of Nabi Saleh have staged weekly demonstrations since 2009 against restrictions on Palestinian access to land due to Jewish settlers in the area.

World News Drugs suspected in armed robbery with fake police lights
Author: 0 Drugs suspected in armed robbery with fake police lights

Another robbery involved the use of a firearm. The suspects fled but were arrested by Hamilton police at a storage facility off of South Service. "The robbers made away with assorted items, including two laptops, an external hard drive, speakers, three auto batteries, a GOtv decoder, curtains, clothes and a Toyota Hilux registration BS 2212", he said.

World News 150 whales beached in Australia
Author: 0 150 whales beached in Australia

The five whales were freed by authorities with the help of vets and more than 100 volunteers. DBCA said that could make the rescue effort a race against the clock. Whales regularly beach themselves while migrating between feeding grounds in Antarctica and warmer northern waters where they raise their calves, but it is striking to see such a large number stranded at once.

World News NFL recommends changes to catch rule
Author: 0 NFL recommends changes to catch rule

Under the proposal, the usual requirements of control and two feet down in bounds remain, while also requiring a "football move" such as reaching for the line to gain or taking a third step. The new catch rules would eliminate what has become the most troublesome aspect of the current standards . Slight movement of the football while in the receiver's hands detected via instant replay review no longer will result in an incompletion as long as the receiver is deemed to have control of the ...

World News Craigslist shuts down personals section after sex trafficking bill
Author: 0 Craigslist shuts down personals section after sex trafficking bill

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at penalizing website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking , chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said FOSTA is "a bill that silences online speech by forcing internet platforms to censor their users". Before there were the popular dating apps that we have now, the world had Craigslist , the portal to all things for sale, for rent, for free, and ...

World News Ways China May Try To Win A Trade War With The US
Author: 0 Ways China May Try To Win A Trade War With The US

The United States exported more than 30 million tons of soybeans - worth more than $10 billion - to China previous year, over 57 percentof total US exports of the popular legume. The Nasdaq composite fell 72 points, or 1 percent, to 7,272. The Chinese government said it will defend itself, and investors are anxious that trade tensions will wreak havoc on the world economy.

Author: 0 Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warns FB of 'strict action'

The Congress and the BJP on Wednesday blamed each other after it emerged that the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica - a London-based data firm accused of accessing data of millions of Facebook users to help elect US President Donald Trump in 2016 - could have links to electoral process in India.

World News Ahead of Karnataka polls, Siddaramiah govt declares minority status to Lingayat community
Author: 0 Ahead of Karnataka polls, Siddaramiah govt declares minority status to Lingayat community

In 2013, the Mahasabha had appealed to the Centre to give a separate religious status to Veerashaiva- Lingayats and this appeal is still under consideration. Patil. The recommendation was made by the Nagamohan Das committee. Mahasabha president Shamanur Shivashankarappa, who is also a Congress MLA, insisted that it was wrong of the state government to add a caveat that only Veerashaivas who follow the teachings of 12th philosopher Basaveshwara should be considered a minority.

World News Officers save choking baby in the middle of traffic
Author: 0 Officers save choking baby in the middle of traffic

The two police officers on the scene say they thought Clark was holding a "toolbar/crowbar" when they approached him in his grandparent's backyard. A man who police say is prohibited from possessing a firearm was arrested Thursday after officers responded to a report of a physical fight.

World News Three-straight wins for HRV softball to open the season
Author: 0 Three-straight wins for HRV softball to open the season

Bauman would earn her second win of the season after throwing two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while walking one and striking out one. The Agates have a lot of talent returning this season to a squad that went 12-5 past year, but ended the season without a playoff win.