• Pilot accused of shooting down MH17 kills himself
Pilot accused of shooting down MH17 kills himself

Voloshin quit the Ukranian airforce after Russian Federation accused him of shooting down the Boeing 777 and had been working as acting director of Mykolayiv International Airport for around a year. Russian rebels targeted several Ukrainian jets after launching their insurgency in April 2014, while many worldwide airlines continued flying over the ...

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  • Trump, Dems at odds over immigrants, border wall
Trump, Dems at odds over immigrants, border wall

Efforts to use the measure as a vehicle to extend protections for young immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA , program appeared likely to fail, aides said. The Gateway Project would add an $11 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River to complement deteriorating, century-old tunnels that are at risk of closing in a ...

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  • 21:00'Sick Mentality': Pope Calls Prostitution 'Torture', 'Crime Against Humanity'
21:00'Sick Mentality': Pope Calls Prostitution 'Torture', 'Crime Against Humanity'

Francis said that in Italy it was likely that some 90% of male clients of prostitutes are baptised Catholics. This is not making love, this is torturing a woman. The root cause of this behavior, according to Francis, is a " sick mentality " dictating that "women can be exploited", that the feminist movement has yet to eradicate from the collective ...

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  • Facebook's security chief to leave company
Facebook's security chief to leave company

The Times report also follows Facebook's announcement last week that it had suspended Cambridge Analytica over evidence that it used data from 50 million user profiles to craft messages on the social network designed at influencing elections.

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  • Crown Prince: Saudi Women Should Have Choice Whether to Wear Abaya Robe
Crown Prince: Saudi Women Should Have Choice Whether to Wear Abaya Robe

An estimated 10,000 civilians have been killed in the ongoing civil war in Yemen , according to the United Nations, stirring increasing opposition in the United States. He added: 'But what I do as a person is to spend part of my personal income on charity. "I spend at least 51 percent on people and 49 on myself". Since Saudi Arabia is the princi...

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  • Putin wins fourth term with record vote
Putin wins fourth term with record vote

Putin noted that "not everything depends on us", but added that "we will do our best to settle all disputes with our partners using political and diplomatic means" while preserving Russia's national interests. In an effort to boost voter turnout , a variety of enticements were offered at some polling stations , including prizes for those who wo...

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  • NZ businessman gets top Trump role
NZ businessman gets top Trump role

The Prime Minister is unsure if New Zealand will gain much from Kiwi Chris Liddell appointment to a top White House job. "He's going to be the deputy to John Kelly and possibly the most powerful Kiwi on the planet because he's going to be the Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of policy".

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  • Bangladesh: SC stays Khaleda Zia's bail in graft case till May 8
Bangladesh: SC stays Khaleda Zia's bail in graft case till May 8

The Chief Justice said after examining records of the case, all the four judges of the bench unanimously reached the decision. On Monday last, the High Court granted the interim bail to Khaleda Zia. The release of Khaleda, who is now in Dhaka Central Jail following her conviction in a graft case, seems uncertain for now as the hearing of the ba...

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  • AfCFTA to boost intra-Africa trade
AfCFTA to boost intra-Africa trade

Tope Adeleye Elias-Fatile announcing the cancellation on Sunday read, "President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his trip to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the African Union on Tuesday, March 21, to sign the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area".

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  • Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking
Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking

The case marks the first time the federal government has targeted a company and its principals for knowingly and intentionally conspiring with criminal drug-trafficking organizations by providing them with technological tools to evade law enforcement and obstruct justice, according to prosecutors.

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  • China's Congress reappoints Premier Li Keqiang and names new anti-graft watchdog
China's Congress reappoints Premier Li Keqiang and names new anti-graft watchdog

After the voting, President Xi signed a presidential decree for the appointment of Li as prime minister. While, Wang Qishan was appointed as the Vice President of China. Yang will also promote Xi's anti-corruption campaign. The military's official People's Liberation Army Daily, reports Reuters, pledged its loyalty to Xi in its editorial, saying ...

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  • Man Driving With Fake Homer Simpson License Pulled Over by Police
Man Driving With Fake Homer Simpson License Pulled Over by Police

Thames Valley Police shared a photo of the driver's license featuring the name " Homer Simpson " along with an image of the cartoon patriarch delivering his iconic catch phrase " D'oh ". The Twitter message added " The Simpsons " character's trademark catchphrase, " D'oh! " to the post. "Now here's Something u don't see everyday!" The docume...

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  • Clinton: 'I meant no disrespect' with Trump voter comments
Clinton: 'I meant no disrespect' with Trump voter comments

As for her accusations that women listened to their husbands and refused to vote for her - even if that were true as she means it - it would indicate that said women actually have husbands whose opinions they trust and value. "No", Clinton said, shaking her head. The Democrat wrote that as much as she hates the possibility, "it's not that insan...

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  • Jamaican Man Among Six Killed in Bridge Collapse at Florida University
Jamaican Man Among Six Killed in Bridge Collapse at Florida University

Thursday, when a 174-foot section of a $14.3 million pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Tamiami Trail, crushing cars and people beneath it. In a dining hall, some students stood up or put down their food and stopped talking to participate.

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  • Raj Thackeray criticises Sridevi's state funeral
Raj Thackeray criticises Sridevi's state funeral

Pawar will release a book in the company of the MNS chief's cousin and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray. Terming the post-emergency elections of 1977 as the second Independence of the nation he said a Modi-mukt India would be the third independence for the nation.

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  • Yogi says UP bypolls not a verdict against govt policies
Yogi says UP bypolls not a verdict against govt policies

Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP ) chief on Monday once again hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that people of the state are expressing their anger towards BJP government from time to time. Shah said the BJP is ready to take on an SP-BSP alliance if it takes shape before the general elections. He also slams the language used by Adityan...

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  • 'Love, Simon' a fresh and classic take on first love
'Love, Simon' a fresh and classic take on first love

Always on the hunt for a fresh angle in the teen romance genre, they and Fox 2000 executives realized Simon's story was it. The movie, just like the book, also emphasizes that your whole identity isn't your sexuality - that coming out doesn't change who you are.

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  • United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights
United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights

The pet was a dog, according to some reports. Kennedy, citing the U.S. Department of Transportation, said in a letter to the president of United that of the 24 animals that died in major airlines' care a year ago, 18 of those animals were in the care of United.

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  • Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pa. district map
Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pa. district map

Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said in a statement. "The people of Pennsylvania are exhausted of gerrymandering and the new map corrects past mistakes that created unfair Congressional Districts and attempted to diminish the impact of citizens' votes", Gov.

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  • Were Analysts Bearish Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) This Week?
Were Analysts Bearish Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) This Week?

The stock increased 0.65% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $51.47. Meanwhile the stock weekly performance was positive at 1.44%, which was upheld for the month at 2.35%. As per Thursday, December 8, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded SL Green Realty from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and u...

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  • Hero ferry captain who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies aged 45
Hero ferry captain who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies aged 45

Phelan, 45, died of cancer, the New York Daily News reported . The quick-thinking captain turned his ferry into a rescue vessel, transporting hundreds of stranded people from Lower Manhattan. More than 170 FDNY crew members have died of illnesses caught from toxic fumes in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to the Uniformed Firefighters...

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  • China Propaganda Kicks Into Overdrive As 'Helmsman' Xi Jinping Re-Elected President
China Propaganda Kicks Into Overdrive As 'Helmsman' Xi Jinping Re-Elected President

Late on Saturday, the People's Daily WeChat account went live with a game where players have 20 seconds to press the screen as many times as they can to register a "like" for all the government's achievements of the past five years, Xi's first term in office.

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  • World Trade Organisation Chief Calls On PM Modi
World Trade Organisation Chief Calls On PM Modi

The meeting is the first time WTO members have gathered since Donald Trump's announcement last week of a 25 per cent tariff on USA imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum. He also said the conversations are ongoing and whatever comes out of the informal meeting in New Delhi will be useful to the those that will take place in the headquar...

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  • Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo
Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo

Corker said last week that he did not know Pompeo, and might have met him only once. President Trump used a tweet over the weekend to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . Detainees there were subjected to waterboarding and practices condemned by critics as torture. Paul has made regular use of the filibuster or other lengthy floor speeches du...

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  • Putin wins re-election in fraud-tainted Russian vote
Putin wins re-election in fraud-tainted Russian vote

The other seven candidates are far behind. She said those alleging the election was rigged were biased against Russian Federation. He urged his supporters not to vote because of the absence of any real competition in Sunday's election. "I am sure the programme I am offering is the right one", he said. Yevgeny, a 43-year-old mechanic voting in cen...

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