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Lockheed welcomes Indias mega procurement initiative for over 100 fighter jets Lockheed welcomes Indias mega procurement initiative for over 100 fighter jets
- April 08, 2018

Taking the first step towards procuring 110 fighter jets to make up for the dipping numbers of squadrons the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has sought details from manufacturers that will be interested in taking up the project. The deal will be with the government's Make in India initiative. "The two aircraft have been positioned complementarily, and the purchase of the pair is an interesting proposition for policymakers from both countries", US-based think-tank Atlantic Council said in a ... (more...)
Vatican arrests Italian monsignor for watching child pornography Vatican arrests Italian monsignor for watching child pornography
- April 08, 2018

Capella, 51, was a high-ranking member of the Vatican diplomatic corps, serving in Italy before his posting to the USA embassy in 2017. His arrest comes after an eight-month investigation by the Holy See, which was first informed of a potential problem by the US State Department a year ago. (more...)
StormTracker 13 Saturday morning forecast StormTracker 13 Saturday morning forecast
- April 08, 2018

We could see some snow, but it's not expected to amount to much. A Weather Alert Day has been issued for Saturday as a strong cold front sweeps across the Carolinas. His forecast calls for a high of 32 degrees. Even with all of the sunshine we had this Saturday, temperatures only made it into the upper 30s and low 40s. (more...)
Dow sinks 570 points on new trade war fears Dow sinks 570 points on new trade war fears
- April 07, 2018

On Wednesday, China unveiled a list of 106 USA goods - from soybeans and whiskey to frozen beef and aircraft - targeted for tariffs, in a swift retaliatory move only hours after the Trump administration proposed duties on some 1,300 Chinese industrial, technology, transport and medical products. (more...)
Trump says Trump says "no more" to DACA
- April 07, 2018

Meanwhile, another immigration issue looms for the president: a so-called " Migrant Caravan " of around 1,200 Central American migrants is making its way north through Mexico, and will arrive at the US border later this spring. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. Such proposals are likely to face opposition from moderate Republicans and Democrats going into the midterm elections. (more...)
Chinese father reunited with lost daughter after 24 years Chinese father reunited with lost daughter after 24 years
- April 07, 2018

Mr Wang gave out cards with Qifeng's details to every passenger he picked up and stuck a large notice about his daughter on his rear window. He put advertisements in newspapers, asked people online for help and finally, several years back, began driving for ride-hailing service Didi in the hopes that "he might one day pick her up as a passenger", according to BBC . (more...)
Warren man pleads guilty to starving three dogs, one of whom died Warren man pleads guilty to starving three dogs, one of whom died
- April 07, 2018

Tad Cummins, 51, of Columbia, Tennessee, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to charges of transporting a minor across state lines for the objective of engaging in criminal sexual conduct and obstruction of justice, announced U.S. She'll be sentenced after a pre-sentence investigation and a sentencing hearing on June 21. He has been in federal custody while awaiting trial. Wang also entered a plea agreement under which she is expected to cooperate with prosecutors. (more...)
Hannity humiliated after Twitter meltdown claiming Jimmy Kimmel is 'racist' Hannity humiliated after Twitter meltdown claiming Jimmy Kimmel is 'racist'
- April 07, 2018

As for the " ass clown " comment, Kimmel isn't even sure how to take it. In a show that was dedicated to attacking "liberals" for looking down on family values, Hannity specifically cited "social justice warrior" Kimmel. In one clip, Kimmel asked women on the street to guess what was in his trousers and made suggestive comments. While many late-night comedians have mocked the president and the first lady , Hannity attack seems nearly personal. (more...)
Quake strikes near Channel Islands, felt in Los Angeles
- April 06, 2018

The Associated Press writes that the Los Angeles Fire Department said it went into "earthquake mode" and firefighters from all 106 of its firehouses began surveys of their territories, including bridges, dams, large buildings and power lines. (more...)
Watch out Florida: Forecast predicts active 2018 hurricane season Watch out Florida: Forecast predicts active 2018 hurricane season
- April 06, 2018

Past year had 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes . For the upcoming hurricane season, the CSU report found that there is a 39% chance for a major hurricane to hit the US East Coast, including the Florida Peninsula, compared with an average 31% chance for the last century. (more...)
Sensex rallies over 450 points; Nifty above 10250 ahead of RBI policy Sensex rallies over 450 points; Nifty above 10250 ahead of RBI policy
- April 06, 2018

On Wednesday markets declined over 2% after China said it will slap fresh retaliatory tariffs on more than 100 U.S. products. Indian indices surged on Thursday on positive global cues and a strong performance by the automobile banking and realty sectors. (more...)
WATCH Hundreds of Mexican Migrants Proceed to US Border Despite Trump's Order WATCH Hundreds of Mexican Migrants Proceed to US Border Despite Trump's Order
- April 06, 2018

President Donald Trump credited Mexican authorities with disbanding a caravan of mostly Central American migrants that had been moving toward the USA border, a day after he authorized the National Guard to protect the crossing. The caravan at the heart of the latest border flareup was marching northward to draw attention to the migrants' plight, with most heading to official US border crossings to apply for asylum and some hoping to break off and cross illegally. (more...)
Turkey says France sending troops to Syria would be 'invasion' Turkey says France sending troops to Syria would be 'invasion'
- April 06, 2018

But the United States, as well as France, have worked closely with the YPG in the fight against Daesh in Syria, much to Ankara's anger. Macron's office wouldn't comment on the different interpretations of what happened at his meeting with the Syrian Democratic Forces. (more...)
Presumed Dead After US Marine Helicopter Crash In California Presumed Dead After US Marine Helicopter Crash In California
- April 05, 2018

The cause of the crash is now under investigation, officials said. "The status of all four [crew members] is presumed dead pending positive identification". An engine caught fire in flight, forcing the crew from the "Heavy Haulers" of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 to make an emergency landing, according to the Naval Safety Center. (more...)
Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court
- April 05, 2018

President Donald Trump won the state by less than 1 percentage point in 2016, whereas Dallet thumped Screnock by double digits. Martha Laning, director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, cast the Dallet victory was a referendum on Walker since he had endorsed her opponent in the officially nonpartisan race. (more...)
Prince Philip admitted to hospital for surgery Prince Philip admitted to hospital for surgery
- April 05, 2018

He retired from public life a year ago but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Queen Elizabeth. Buckingham Palace have not given any further details of the procedure, other than to say the operation is on his hip. (more...)
Chandrababu Naidu Embarasses Modi in Delhi Chandrababu Naidu Embarasses Modi in Delhi
- April 05, 2018

Since March 16, the TDP has unsuccessfully tried to move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the Lok Sabha that hasn't been taken up because of lack of order in the house. "The chairman and member of the Finance Commission said their mandate was only to accord funds to state and the Centre". The BJP countered Naidu's comments with HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar saying, "We believe in Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas (development for all). (more...)
In Challenge to Macron, French Strikes Snarl Transport In Challenge to Macron, French Strikes Snarl Transport
- April 04, 2018

Three-quarters of Eurostar trains to London and Brussels were running on Tuesday and Thalys trains towards Belgium and the Netherlands were operating nearly normally, but there were none at all to Spain, Italy or Switzerland. However, labour unions hit back at the government's portrayal of railway workers. Farid Hachelef, a 32-year-old who works in construction, said he had spent the night in Paris with a friend rather than trying to travel in from the northern suburb of Argenteuil, ... (more...)
Yemeni forces target Saudi warship off coast of Hudaydah Yemeni forces target Saudi warship off coast of Hudaydah
- April 04, 2018

Speaking at a high-level pledging conference in Geneva held to discuss the crisis in Yemen, Antonio Guterres asked donor countries to provide almost $3 billion in aid to the country where humanitarian access is restricted in 90 percent of districts. (more...)
Amid anti-Semitism scandal, UK's Corbyn criticized over Seder with far-left group Amid anti-Semitism scandal, UK's Corbyn criticized over Seder with far-left group
- April 04, 2018

So I don't think this is as significant as it's being made out". He added: " Anti-Semitism is a cancer and bad in our society and has to be eradicated wherever it rears its head". He said accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour could not be dismissed as "smears" against Mr Corbyn, and there was a widespread problem of "unconscious bias" in the party which needed to addressed by a "programme of education and training". (more...)