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Hottest Bank Holiday Monday in 40 years Hottest Bank Holiday Monday in 40 years
- May 08, 2018

That would make it the hottest Mayday holiday since records began 40 years ago. On the first official May Bank Holiday in 1999 the thermometer peaked at 23.6C, and before that, in 1995, we hit 28.6C, - with it touch and go whether we will sizzle above that. (more...)
Trump tries to sink Blankenship in West Virginia primary
- May 08, 2018

Republican leadership was outraged. Nonetheless, Blankenship has surged ahead in the polls ahead of Tuesday's primary. Republicans a part of the race have been pressuring the White House to talk out, however, administration officials were not fully specific what Mr. (more...)
Hezbollah To Win Big In First Lebanese Parliamentary Elections In Nine Years Hezbollah To Win Big In First Lebanese Parliamentary Elections In Nine Years
- May 08, 2018

Following the conclusion of a 15-year civil war in 1989, the Taif Accord requires that Lebanon's president is a Maronite Christian, its prime minister a Sunni Muslim, and parliament's speaker a Shia Muslim. Informal results are expected to start coming in overnight and official tallies in the coming days. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri acknowledged Monday that his parliamentary bloc lost seats in this week's elections, blaming it on a new electoral law and a performance "that wasn't up ... (more...)
Hamas: 6 militants killed in Gaza blast, media says accident Hamas: 6 militants killed in Gaza blast, media says accident
- May 08, 2018

Gaza's health ministry identified two of the casualties as Abdel Rahman Qudeih, 23, and Mohammed Abu Rayda, 20. Since March 30, Palestinian protesters have engaged in weekly demonstrations at the Gaza-Israel border. The IDF has accused Hamas of using the protests as cover to carry out attacks against IDF troops. The Israeli military aggression killed almost 2,200 Palestinians and injured over 11,100 others. (more...)
Iran Will Win AFC Asian Cup with Queiroz: Ali Daei Iran Will Win AFC Asian Cup with Queiroz: Ali Daei
- May 07, 2018

The last time India qualified for the Asian Cup was in 2011, when Chhetri was a youngster and this time around, he is the one who has to guide the team. You should judge your own team first, how we are doing and how we will be in 6 months and then you form your opinion. Chhetri was happy to talk to them and advice them but when asked, how the kids can be like him, he said they should aspire to be even better. (more...)
Trump's gun law speech sparks anger in Britain, France Trump's gun law speech sparks anger in Britain, France
- May 07, 2018

France has strongly criticized US President Donald Trump's remarks suggesting more flexible arms rules in the country could have helped prevent deadly terrorist attacks in 2015. But former UK Cabinet minister Charlie Falconer tweeted Saturday: "US murder rate over 5 times higher than the UK's. What more can I say? ". Dr. (more...)
1600 anti-Putin protesters held 1600 anti-Putin protesters held
- May 07, 2018

OVD Info , a human rights organization that monitors detentions, said it had received reports of police detaining over 350 people across the country. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a close Putin ally, branded Mr Navalny as "a political charlatan" and warned his supporters that their rallies were illegal and would not be tolerated. (more...)
Koreas Form Unified Table Tennis Team in Surprise Move in Sweden Koreas Form Unified Table Tennis Team in Surprise Move in Sweden
- May 07, 2018

After a trilateral meeting on Thursday, officials of the table tennis associations of the two Koreas and the International Table Tennis Federation announced that the two Korean squads will play in the semifinals as a unified team. "The ITTF's motto is 'Solidarity Through Table Tennis .' And I think the combined team fits that vision". The Korean workforce went on to lose 3-Zero to Japan in Friday's semifinal, however the outcome appeared to matter little as gamers from the 2 worldwide ... (more...)
North Korea accuses U.S. of misleading world on Pyongyang's denuclearization
- May 07, 2018

In a joint declaration after the talks, the two leaders officially inaugurated a document formally called the 'Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula'. The spokesman's comments were among the very few the North has made since Mr Trump agreed to the meeting in March. This is due to two reasons. The (Trump) administration is working on it. (more...)
Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
- May 05, 2018

Food collected is donated to local food pantries. Saturday, May 12, Letter carriers from all over the Valley will be picking up non-perishable foods and delivering them to the food bank. The Postal Drive is the biggest food drive of the year for the Branford Food Pantry on Harrison Avenue; nationwide, the drive yields as much as 70 million pounds of food annually. (more...)
Trump tariffs: European Union reacts cautiously to exemption extension Trump tariffs: European Union reacts cautiously to exemption extension
- May 05, 2018

The European Union and Canadian businesses are warning of more market uncertainty following the Trump administration's decision to delay USA steel and aluminium tariffs for the next month. South Korea though was given an indefinite exemption in exchange of a 30% cut in its steel exports to the Trump's America first. Extensions for Canada and Mexico had been expected, as Mexico City, Ottawa and Washington work on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. (more...)
One superintendent is accused of dropping a number two on the field One superintendent is accused of dropping a number two on the field
- May 05, 2018

Officials at Holmdel High School , in the Holmdel Township School District, started monitoring the area around the football field after noticing someone had been defecating on its track on a regular basis. Police said staff members at the school were keen to catch the culprit behind the spate of mystery fecal findings. Leave can only be unpaid if a person is indicted or faces tenure charged, the district said, citing state law. (more...)
Turkey's ruling party nominates Erdoğan as presidential candidate Turkey's ruling party nominates Erdoğan as presidential candidate
- May 05, 2018

The elections will mark Turkey's transition to a presidency with new sweeping executive powers, agreed under a narrowly approved referendum a year ago. The CHP has claimed the changes will give the head of state authoritarian powers. Before that, he served as prime minister, from 2003 to 2014. All 316 members of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, voted to nominate Erdoğan for the presidency - giving him the support of the country's ruling party and the Nationalist Movement Party. (more...)
Judge Accuses Mueller Team of Prosecuting Manafort to Get Info on Trump
- May 05, 2018

The judge has given Mueller's team two weeks to produce the memo. "You really care about getting information Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Ellis III suggested that the reason prosecutors were going after Manafort was to try to get him to flip on Trump. Downing has argued that the charges should be dismissed if Mueller lacked authority to bring them. (more...)
Govt is committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM Modi Govt is committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM Modi
- May 04, 2018

Prime Minister Modi said, "Congress leader Sonia Gandhi had promised Rs 3,000 crore packages for development of Ballari when she fought from here but once the Congress came to power, she forgot about it". "While Karnataka worked to offer free education to the girl child, in Modi's Gujarat, people have to struggle to afford education for their children because of blatant privatisation (of schools)". (more...)
United Nations chief warns against scrapping Iran nuke deal United Nations chief warns against scrapping Iran nuke deal
- May 04, 2018

President Donald Trump mulls scrapping the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal by May 12, a review opposed by Moscow. Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, argued that Trump should take a totally different path . (more...)
Japan's Abe wants to increase investments in Israel Japan's Abe wants to increase investments in Israel
- May 04, 2018

The Palestinians are now refusing to meet US President Donald Trump's negotiating team over allegations of pro-Israel bias and Abbas has called for other countries to step in to facilitate a new process. Netanyahu said in a statement: "We see the tremendous growth in Japanese investments of Israel , Israeli investments in Japan, the technology opportunities". (more...)
Dust storm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India Dust storm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India
- May 04, 2018

Media reports said more than 20 people were found dead in the village of Kheragarh southwest of Agra. UP and Rajasthan were worst hit with as many as 112 casualties reported, said The Times of India . T.P. Gupta of the Uttar Pradesh relief commissioner's office told AFP , the number of lost lives was "unprecedented". "We have similar weather warnings for next two days", Mr Chandravadan said. (more...)
Sajid Javid, son of Pak bus driver, appointed UK's new Home Secy Sajid Javid, son of Pak bus driver, appointed UK's new Home Secy
- May 04, 2018

She faced mounting pressure after admitting she had "inadvertently" misled MPs over the existence of targets for removing illegal immigrants in her handling of the Windrush scandal . British ministers have struggled for two weeks to explain why some descendants of the so-called Windrush generation, invited to Britain from its former colonies to plug labor shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, were denied basic rights. (more...)
White House 'Can't Confirm' Validity of North Korea Prisoner Release White House 'Can't Confirm' Validity of North Korea Prisoner Release
- May 04, 2018

However, Seoul wants the troops to stay because US forces in South Korea play the role of a mediator in military confrontations between neighboring superpowers like China and Japan, another presidential official told reporters on condition of anonymity earlier on Wednesday. (more...)