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United States pastor held in Turkey for his Christian faith, lawyer says

United States pastor held in Turkey for his Christian faith, lawyer says Brunson is also accused of having ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party - a militant group that both Turkey and the United States consider a terrorist organization - and revealing state secrets. Gulen has denied any link to the coup attempt in which more than 240 people were killed. The Izmir prosecutor's office said that sufficient evidence had been obtained to charge Brunson with aiding armed te... [Full Article...]

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE The U.S. court ruled that ZTE had to pay $890 million in penalties with a possible additional penalty of $300 million. The action today stems from an fine imposed on ZTE one year ago, March 23rd, that totaled $1.1 billion - a record, the Department said - after the USA determined the company engaged in "a multi-year conspiracy to violate the US trade embargo against Iran to obtain cont... [Full Article...]

Weibo Reverses Brief Ban on LGBT Content

Weibo Reverses Brief Ban on LGBT Content He said he hoped to share the video before it was too late. The site said its aim was to promote a "clear and harmonious" environment and to comply with stricter cybersecurity laws put in place by President Xi Jinping. But Beijing's official stance towards depictions of homosexuality in the media is repressive, if inconsistently enforced. Last month it pulled the Oscar-winning film " Cal... [Full Article...]

In Yerevan there were clashes between students and police

In Yerevan there were clashes between students and police Unlike previous post-Soviet presidents in Armenia, Armen Sarkisian was elected by parliament instead of by popular vote. The protests were announced by the opposition Yelk (way out) coalition on 12 April, a day after Serzh Sargsyan's announcement, while lighting coloured smoke flares on the assembly floor of the Armenian parliament. [Full Article...]

Theresa May faces Parliament over Syria strikes

Theresa May faces Parliament over Syria strikes She declined to say whether Bashar al-Assad should stay in power and said talks with allies would continue on finding a political solution to the civil war. "I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest", she added. British lawmakers voted down taking military action against Damascus in 2013, in what was widely viewed as an assertion of parliamentary sovereignt... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks Telegram, forcing Kremlin to switch communications service

Russian Federation blocks Telegram, forcing Kremlin to switch communications service The access to Telegram will be denied and there won't be technical conditions for sending messages, reported the Russian news agency TASS . Russia's state media watchdog Roskomnadzor asked the court to ban Telegram "immediately" after its ruling. [Full Article...]

USA recklessness in Syria

USA recklessness in Syria Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Haley listed three aims for the United States: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in any way that poses a risk to U.S. "would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil", The Washington Post wrote. [Full Article...]

Shire share price outperforms as group offloads oncology business

Shire share price outperforms as group offloads oncology business Takeda clearly stated that strengthening its core therapeutic area of oncology (alongside gastrointestinal and neuroscience) was a key reason it wanted to gobble up Shire . "While the oncology business has delivered high growth and profitability, we have concluded that it is not core to Shire's longer-term strategy", said Flemming Ornskov, Shire's chief executive. [Full Article...]

Gov has 'complete confidence' in SC prison chief

Gov has 'complete confidence' in SC prison chief Monday. 7 inmates were killed and 17 others were injured in a huge riot that broke out Sunday night at a jail in sc, the authorities claimed. One of South Carolina's most risky prisons has been secured after state police were called out to a disturbance. [Full Article...]

Dangerous South Carolina prison secured after 'mass casualty incident,' officials say

Dangerous South Carolina prison secured after 'mass casualty incident,' officials say The incident started at around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. The prison wasn't secured until nearly 3 a.m., the South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted. An investigation has been launched into how the riot broke out. The SCDC says no staff members or officers were injured. The facility, which opened in 1993, houses around 1,500 prisoners, including some of the state's most violent criminals... [Full Article...]

President Trump Responds to Comey's Memoir

President Trump Responds to Comey's Memoir Those days leading up to the election "sucked", Mr. Comey said. "I don't know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013". On a grammatical note, it said, "Although Trump rendered the word as an open compound (slime ball) in his tweet, the traditional form is as a closed compound (slimeball)". [Full Article...]

Hostage drama on Beijing-bound flight forces emergency landing in China

Hostage drama on Beijing-bound flight forces emergency landing in China A Beijing-bound China flight was diverted after a passenger held an attendant hostage using a fountain pen as the weapon. Shocking photos have now emerged of a man holding an object to the female flight attendant's neck as passengers look on in horror. [Full Article...]

Country likely to receive average monsoon rains in 2018, says Met department

Country likely to receive average monsoon rains in 2018, says Met department India receives 89 cm of rainfall during the four-month monsoon season, which is nearly 75 per cent of its annual rainfall. The IMD issues its first monsoon forecast in April and updates it in June. The forecast based on the MMCFS suggests that the monsoon rainfall during the 2018 monsoon season (June to September) averaged over the country as a whole is likely to be 99% ± 5% of the Long Period A... [Full Article...]

Congress must sack leader for statement on Kathua probe - BJP

In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large. The members of BYJM said that the presence of union minister for women and child development and other saffron party leaders polluted the environment. [Full Article...]

US, UK, France launch joint strikes on Syria

Four Royal Air Force Tornado jets using Storm Shadow missiles had taken part in the attack on a military facility near Homs where it was assessed Syria had stockpiled chemicals, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. "And the world said "enough" to the use of such weapons". "We have sought to use every possible diplomatic channel to achieve this", the prime minister said. [Full Article...]

Mother Who Drove Family of 8 Off Cliff Was Drunk

Mother Who Drove Family of 8 Off Cliff Was Drunk The Thottapilly family from Valencia, a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California - Sandeep Thottapilly, 42, wife Sowmya, 38, their son Siddhant, 12 and daughter Saachi, 9 were traveling through Humboldt and Mendocino County on US-101. Anxious acquaintances and relatives shared information online about the Thottapilly family, their smiling faces beaming out from missing persons posters. [Full Article...]

Florida woman accused of giving her child meth, pot

Florida woman accused of giving her child meth, pot The investigation into the case first started in January when the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office learned a child might have been involved in using both drugs. Ecker was arrested and booked into the Wakulla County Jail. The employee reportedly said she saw Autumn Heinz, 30, hiding behind a cabinet in the laundry room with what appeared to be a meth pipe nearby. [Full Article...]

Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing The body of a two-day-old baby which was flushed down a toilet was recovered in Kerala's Palakkad , according to several media reports. The report said the placenta of the baby was intact, which raised suspicions that it might have been dumped soon after birth, according to the report. [Full Article...]

Pro-Assad official says targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

Pro-Assad official says targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning Targets included a "scientific research center" located in the Damascus area and a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, Dunford confirmed. Moscow alleged soon after the suspected April 7 attack that the images of the victims in Douma were fakes. A spokesman for Russia's defence ministry accused the United Kingdom of being involved in staging the attack. [Full Article...]

U.S. envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russian Federation

U.S. envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russian Federation The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago. "We assess that both sarin and chlorine were used in the attack", the official said. "Trudeau is not acting because the Canadian public doesn't know what is happening in Syria", she said. [Full Article...]


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