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Winter Olympics: Russian curler Krushelnitsky stripped of medal after positive doping test Winter Olympics: Russian curler Krushelnitsky stripped of medal after positive doping test
- February 23, 2018

The 25-year-old released a statement on Tuesday through his national federation. He didn't speculate on how that could have happened. They also asked South Korea and Japan, where Russian curlers trained before going to the Olympics, to provide data from CCTV cameras. (more...)
Israeli soldiers, settlers raid Palestinian town to perform religious rituals Israeli soldiers, settlers raid Palestinian town to perform religious rituals
- February 23, 2018

Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said Abbas would center his speech around "Al-Quds", or Jerusalem, and on basic Palestinian principles. Highlighting Palestinian perceptions of bias, she was joined by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, adviser on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, and US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. (more...)
Maduro calls for snap legislative elections in Venezuela Maduro calls for snap legislative elections in Venezuela
- February 23, 2018

Venezuela is preparing a new cryptocurrency called " petro gold " that will be backed by precious metals, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, a day after launching an oil-backed token that has been panned as a pipe dream by blockchain experts. (more...)
Kurds demand UNSC to pressure Turkey for Afrin actions Kurds demand UNSC to pressure Turkey for Afrin actions
- February 22, 2018

Turkey has repeated its warnings about an escalation of tension in Syria's northern region of Afrin , where it has been attacking the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG ), saying any group coming to the help of the Kurds in the region would be considered a "legitimate target" for the Turkish military. (more...)
Kamal Haasan launches political party, names it 'Makkal Needhi Maiam' Kamal Haasan launches political party, names it 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'
- February 22, 2018

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday declared that Kamal Haasan's newly launched political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam would break the record of Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ), in winning the majority of seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. (more...)
U.S. medals for first time since Thursday U.S. medals for first time since Thursday
- February 22, 2018

In addition to the Olympics, Nick won three gold medals and a silver medal at the Winter X Games. American rider Nick Goepper came to the party late after missing on his first two runs, scoring 93.60 on his last attempt that included a huge final-air 1440 of his own. (more...)
President Trump lashes out against accuser Rachel Crooks President Trump lashes out against accuser Rachel Crooks
- February 21, 2018

She responded to Trump's claims that he would never assault anyone in public by asking to release the security footage. Earlier this month, Crooks declared her candidacy for a seat in Ohio's state legislature and told Cosmopolitan magazine that she was inspired to run "because the president has escaped the consequences of his alleged sexual abuse". (more...)
NCAA rules Louisville must take down 2013 title NCAA rules Louisville must take down 2013 title
- February 21, 2018

Greg Postel said in a statement. In the June 2017, the NCAA's final rule included a four-year probation, an in-season suspension of Pitino and the potential loss of 108 regular season wins and 15 postseason wins from 2011-14. Former head coach Rick Pitino repeatedly has denied knowing about the activities described in Powell's book, but the blemish on the program will not be forgotten - not after Tuesday's sanctions. (more...)
Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter
- February 21, 2018

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has claimed each "petro" token will be backed up by one barrel of state-owned oil and plans to issue some 100 million, worth a total of $6bn. It's also unclear how investors will be able to sell the petro. Maduro says his government is the victim of an "economic war" led by opposition politicians with the help of the government of U.S. (more...)
New woes for Benjamin Netanyahu as associates probed in fresh graft cases New woes for Benjamin Netanyahu as associates probed in fresh graft cases
- February 21, 2018

Israeli police said earlier on Tuesday that two associates of Netanyahu, Nir Hefetz and Eli Kamir, were suspected of offering Gerstel promotion in return for closing a criminal case against the premier's wife, Sara Netanyahu. Last week, police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for fraud, breach of trust, and bribery in two other cases. Case 2000 involves a suspected illicit quid-pro-quo deal between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes that would have seen the prime ... (more...)
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal arrested AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal arrested
- February 21, 2018

The Aam Aadmi Party denied accusations of "physical assault" levelled against its MLAs by chief secretary Anshu Prakash and claimed that the legislators had, in fact, "pleaded with folded hands" for him to return to the meeting at the CM's residence that he had left midway on Monday night. (more...)
Abbas Calls For Mideast Peace Conference In Rare UN Speech Abbas Calls For Mideast Peace Conference In Rare UN Speech
- February 21, 2018

He has remained vague on details even as he has threatened to cut funding to allies who opposed his move on Jerusalem and reduced money for the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees. In another sign that peace efforts could soon be back on track, Abbas called for a multilateral peace conference this summer that would include the United States in a leading role. (more...)
Fergie Apologizes For Her Trash Singing Of National Anthem Fergie Apologizes For Her Trash Singing Of National Anthem
- February 21, 2018

When celebrities are asked to sing the USA national anthem , they are keen to make their rendition stand out. The singer's slow, bluesy rendition of US anthem " The Star-Spangled Banner " Sunday's NBA All-Star game failed to please everyone and left many viewers pulling their hair. (more...)
Cyclone Gita packs 150 kph winds for New Zealand Cyclone Gita packs 150 kph winds for New Zealand
- February 21, 2018

Dozens of tourists became trapped in Whataroa, including 42 from China who spent the night in their buses and 25 others who sought refuge in the township's community center. Two visitors from Boston in United States were right at home, telling 1 NEWS "we came here expecting to see lovely sunny skies and we're happy to see snow though, it kind of feels like home". (more...)
Donald Trump surprises by endorsing Mitt Romney for Senate run Donald Trump surprises by endorsing Mitt Romney for Senate run
- February 20, 2018

Mr Romney also criticized Mr Trump's decision to endorse former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused by multiple women of pursuing them sexually when they were teenagers and he was an adult. As a candidate using the petition route, he'll have to-Romney needs 28,000 signatures to guarantee himself a place on the June primary ballot. Of course, this is a ludicrous charge as our country has been very hospitable to millions of legal immigrants. (more...)
Head of Merkel's conservative CDU to step down: party sources Head of Merkel's conservative CDU to step down: party sources
- February 20, 2018

As the CDU's secretary-general, Kramp-Karrenbauer would follow in the footsteps of Merkel who held the position from 1998 to 2000 before becoming chancellor in 2005. She also played a key role in Merkel's tough coalition negotiations with the centre-left Social Democrats. But "to interpret her as a simple copy of Merkel would be a misunderstanding", Die Welt newspaper commented. (more...)
Virgin Hyperloop One signs pact with India for broad hyperloop framework Virgin Hyperloop One signs pact with India for broad hyperloop framework
- February 20, 2018

While 760mph is the maximum speed for a hyperloop system conceptually, it seems the vehicle between Pune and Mumbai would be travelling slower than this. Hyperloop is the name given to a proposed ground-transport system that could potentially travel faster than a commercial airliner and at a fraction of the price. (more...)
Gun owner destroys AR-15 in Facebook video after Florida school shooting Gun owner destroys AR-15 in Facebook video after Florida school shooting
- February 20, 2018

Pappalardo said: 'Is the right to own this weapon more important than someone's life?' He said he knows people are going to think he's "stupid" for destroying the gun. last week. "Is that right more important?". Mr Pappalardo's powerful video, in which he uses an angle grinder to saw his weapon in half, has now encouraged others to do the same. (more...)
Scholars Poll Ranks Donald Trump As 'Worst President Of All Scholars Poll Ranks Donald Trump As 'Worst President Of All
- February 20, 2018

Despite the roaring economy he inherited-the one thing that usually endears presidents to the American public-Trump has record-low approval ratings, owing to his Twitter outbursts and myriad scandals and the possibility that his entire administration will be enveloped by Robert Mueller's investigation. (more...)
SpaceX delayed Falcon 9 rocket launch, will carry a Starlink satellite SpaceX delayed Falcon 9 rocket launch, will carry a Starlink satellite
- February 20, 2018

However, placing satellites in LEO (as SpaceX intends to do), means that an incredible number of satellites would have to be deployed to cover the same number of customers. And he noted that the FCC has already approved three other satellite-internet projects now development by OneWeb , Space Norway , and Telesat . After all, they won't stay in a fixed position. (more...)