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UNAMA welcomes Afghan Government's renewed call for unconditional peace talks

UNAMA welcomes Afghan Government's renewed call for unconditional peace talks Last month Ghani's administration rejected a surprise Taliban overture for peace talks with the US, insisting the insurgent group that controls or contests almost half the country needs to cease fighting first and speak to the Afghan government. [Full Article...]

Arizona middle school suspends dozens of students after walkout

Arizona middle school suspends dozens of students after walkout After seeing the images coming out after the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, she decided it was time to take a stand. She hopes legislators will move toward universal background checks and ban on high-capacity magazines for weapons. "It's all common sense", said Sharpe. [Full Article...]

WWE SmackDown Grades: Big Match John Is Headed To Fastlane

WWE SmackDown Grades: Big Match John Is Headed To Fastlane Cena is seeing his spotlight fading, and he's anxious. The company teased the match on RAW this past week and has already got the build in motion. Are we going to get another MOTY candidate here? It's one that certainly has more energy than many episodes from the last few weeks, but it's also weirdly inconsequential. [Full Article...]

Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem

Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem They termed the proposed law and the tax policies an attack on Christians resident in Holy Land. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem municipality said it would collect about $186 million in what it said are back taxes owed by churches and worldwide bodies with property in the city, according to Haaretz . [Full Article...]

How Iran Has Cornered Israel

How Iran Has Cornered Israel The pilots of an Israeli F-16 fighter plane that crashed after being hit with shrapnel from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles failed to take appropriate evasive action, leading to the crash, an Israeli Air Force investigation determined . Two of the bases were set close to the Syrian-Israeli border. All out war between the United States and Iran is unlikely, as Congress will probably vote the... [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert Asks Omarosa Why We Will Not Be Okay Under Trump

Stephen Colbert Asks Omarosa Why We Will Not Be Okay Under Trump So when Colbert prepared to list some of Trump's most controversial quotes and actions and asked her to raise her hand when he mentioned something that she thought Trump shouldn't have done, Newman said, "I should start now because a lot of them he shouldn't have done". [Full Article...]

Crescent Heights High School celebrates Pink Shirt Day

Crescent Heights High School celebrates Pink Shirt Day Albertans are encouraged to post their pink-shirt photos to social media using #PinkShirtDay. During her opening remarks, Rae Goodwin, with the school's community council, told the students there was nothing wrong with being themselves. The school has crafted quilts constructed of student drawings that depict acts of kindness and teachers have given anti-bullying lessons. "Many police office... [Full Article...]

Three people dead in NI house fire

Three people dead in NI house fire Arlene Foster, Democratic Unionist leader and MLA for Fermanagh-South Tyrone, said: "Horrific news coming from Derrylin , County Fermanagh, this morning". The Police Service of Northern Ireland said that, although investigation of the blaze is at an early stage, three people are known to have died. Detective Superintendent Murphy added: "Emergency services remain at the scene and are carrying... [Full Article...]

World cup of tennis will 'prove popular'

World cup of tennis will 'prove popular' The Davis Cup World Group, now played over three weekends from February to September with the final in November, has struggled to attract the top players on a regular basis. Haggerty, voted in as ITF president in 2015, has been receptive to change and has made transforming the flagging fortunes of the Davis Cup and maximising its financial potential his priority. [Full Article...]

Murdered Slovak journalist 'was probing Italian mafia links'

Murdered Slovak journalist 'was probing Italian mafia links' Family members contacted the police after being unable to reach the pair. "No democracy can survive without the free press, which is why journalists deserve respect and protection", EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans said on Twitter. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he was "shocked by the frightful news", and condemned what he described as a "cowardly act". [Full Article...]

Officials refuse to attend meetings, Sisodia writes to LG

Officials refuse to attend meetings, Sisodia writes to LG This was the first official meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal since he was allegedly assaulted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs last week. "If I scold them, they would approach you to register their demoralisation in your diary". In the letter, Sisodia demanded action against officers who are responsible for non-payment of salaries to anganwadi workers. [Full Article...]

Transforming India from old civilisation to modern society: PM Modi

Transforming India from old civilisation to modern society: PM Modi Trump referred to PM Narendra Modi as a handsome, fantastic man. The Prime Minister also said that India has all three factors of the economy. Am I supposed to be thrilled? Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said bilateral trade between India and South Korea in 2017 reached $20 billion, the first time in six years. [Full Article...]

Ben Carson Thinks His $31000 Office Redesign Was Totally Reasonable

Ben Carson Thinks His $31000 Office Redesign Was Totally Reasonable Carson was sworn in as HUD secretary on March 2, 2017. Carson is also facing allegations that he may have violated ethics rules by allowing his son, Baltimore businessman Ben Carson Jr., to organize "listening tours" for his father in that city last summer. [Full Article...]

Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor Admits To Altering Email Exchange With CNN

Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor Admits To Altering Email Exchange With CNN On Tuesday, Glenn Haab admitted he omitted some key words from the email exchange, but he told The Associated Press " there was nothing malicious behind it ". "And we wanted you to know that", said Carlson. This caused even Fox News to admit , grudgingly, that the Haabs' initial claims were suspect and there was no evidence CNN tried to give him a scripted question. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Il, Jong Un used fake passports

Kim Jong Il, Jong Un used fake passports In an exclusive report , Reuters reported that according to five Western European security sources the passports were issued for the Kims with the names Josef Pwag and Ijong Tchoi , and were potentially used to travel to Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong. [Full Article...]

North Korea Supplying Syria's Chemical-Weapons Program Is Horrific, Yet Unsurprising

North Korea Supplying Syria's Chemical-Weapons Program Is Horrific, Yet Unsurprising Materials allegedly supplied by Pyongyang included acid resistant tiles, valves and pipes which could be utilised in the construction of a chemical plant. The UN experts said such tiles are " commonly used in the construction of chemical weapons factories ". The alleged sale of chemical weapons material also comes after the Assad regime agreed to get rid of all of its supplies of such weapon... [Full Article...]

'A Wrinkle in Time' Premiere Was the Brightest, Happiest Red Carpet Ever

'A Wrinkle in Time' Premiere Was the Brightest, Happiest Red Carpet Ever As far as why Ava Duvarney herself was chosen, the director credits a Disney executive named Tendo Nagenda who apparently saw Duvernay's movie Selma and saw something in that he thought would work for A Wrinkle in Time . "I never saw representation of a dark-skinned Indian woman, Indian girls, in anything I saw and it's a pretty peculiar thing when you grow up loving something that doesn'... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation compromised 7 states prior to 2016 election, USA intel sources say

Russian Federation compromised 7 states prior to 2016 election, USA intel sources say DHS notified election officials around the country in September about whether their voting system had been directly attacked. "Ensuring the security and integrity of Florida's elections remains our top priority". It attributes the report to three unnamed "senior intelligence officials". Only Illinois conceded to NBC that its system was compromised. He said each year the state's Division of Ent... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence Treats Abortion Like a Trending Topic

Mike Pence Treats Abortion Like a Trending Topic He went on to say, "I know in my heart of hearts this will be the generation that restores life in America". These included reinstating the Mexico City Policy-also known as the global gag rule preventing USA -funded organizations around the world from discussing abortions-and allowing states to block funding to family-planning centers like Planned Parenthood , although federal dollars are alread... [Full Article...]

USA-led 2026 World Cup bid reportedly in jeopardy; Sunil Gulati responds

USA-led 2026 World Cup bid reportedly in jeopardy; Sunil Gulati responds Late bids can come in before March 14, but for now, it's North America and Morocco, and according to ESPN , one source has Africa, parts of Asia and South America going for Morocco, so the North American bid would need to counter with parts of Europe, parts of Asia and Oceania in its corner. [Full Article...]


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