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Turkish president approves constitutional change bill
- February 11, 2017

The constitutional change will bring a shift of regime change in Turkey with a strong partisan presidential system that will take over all authorities of the prime minister and cabinet. "Our citizens will issue the final approval on this amendment, which was completed by our parliament and signed by our president", Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said. (more...)
Why Israel's new law makes peace harder
- February 10, 2017

The Israelis offered the Palestinians a settlement that included East Jerusalem and most of the West Bank. KAKISSIS: Critics say the Knesset passed the law that affects people who have no vote, the Palestinians. Speaking on Israel's army radio, Le Gal said the new law was taking Israel on "a path which is not leading to peace". The United Nations , the European Union and the Arab League have all strongly criticised the legislation , although the new administration of the USA ... (more...)
Dunkin' Brands Swings to Profit
- February 10, 2017

The fund owned 644,247 shares of the company's stock after selling 284,400 shares during the period. LOS ANGELES Feb 9 Dunkin' Brands Group Inc, owner of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, on Thursday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as a favorable tax rate boosted results. (more...)
Over 1000 Rohingya Muslims killed in Myanmar during army crackdown
- February 10, 2017

NGOs in Malaysia, a predominately Muslim country critical of Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya, had hoped to deliver the aid directly to communities in Rakhine, but Myanmar insisted on being a go-between in order to distribute aid equally between Buddhists and Muslims in the state. (more...)
North and Biggar get Wales all-clear for England North and Biggar get Wales all-clear for England
- February 10, 2017

May and Wood are both named on the bench with the rest of the side unchanged after Saturday's opening 19-16 victory over France at Twickenham. "Every game is important and our supporters, and Wales is our next game so its most important". "I asked some of the senior guys to pick up the guys that haven't played there and take them for a coffee, just to chat through their experiences and give the young guys a bit of advice", Hartley said. (more...)
Palestinian opens fire in Israeli crowd, six wounded
- February 10, 2017

Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspect was arrested at the scene. One of the injured is being treated in hospital for stab wounds. Police have not been able to confirm that the shooting and stabbing were connected, but are investigating the incidents as a terror attack. (more...)
Snow: 6-10 inches forecast Thursday Snow: 6-10 inches forecast Thursday
- February 09, 2017

A shower is also expected Wednesday morning , with a high temperature of 58 and low of 29, AccuWeather said. The storm is expected to start at 5 a.m., with heavy accumulations up to 8 a.m. This can contribute to power issues. The worst of the weather will be between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday with a pretty impressive blitz of snow - possibly on the order of 1"-2" per hour. (more...)
Iranian Supreme Leader Thanks Trump for Exposing 'Real Face' of America Iranian Supreme Leader Thanks Trump for Exposing 'Real Face' of America
- February 09, 2017

Khamenei also used his speech to thank Trump for exposing what he called the "real face of America". "During his election campaign and after that, he confirmed what we have been saying for more than 30 years about the political, economic, moral and social corruption in the United States ruling system", he added. (more...)
Buhari seeks indefinite extension of medical vacation from Senate
- February 09, 2017

The social media users were reacting to the assurances Osinbajo gave on Buri's health status on Monday, February 6, when journalists approached him for a chat shortly after his reported telephone conversation with the president. The 74-year-old president spent almost two weeks in London last summer for an ear infection, and has been in Britain for the past two weeks as well. He added that Buhari is "hale and hearty". (more...)
Australian Catholics 'hang their heads in shame' at scale of abuse
- February 08, 2017

The magnitude of the Catholic Church's child sexual abuse scandal has been brought to light with a royal commission hearing nearly 4500 people have made claims of child sexual abuse over the past 35 years. Father Thomas Doyle, an American canon lawyer, told the second day of the inquiry into Catholic Church authorities, secrecy, cover-ups and betrayal of victims were hallmarks of the institution's response to abuse. (more...)
Nicolas Sarkozy faces trial in illegal campaign finance
- February 08, 2017

Mr Sarkozy, who a year ago mounted a failed campaign for the presidential candidacy of his Republicans party, denies that he knew about the alleged scheme to falsify his 2012 accounts. The source said one of the two judges deciding on the affair had decided the case should go to trial. Nicolas Sarkozy is the second French president facing charges since 1958, when the present republic was founded. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Sapphire Jubilee
- February 08, 2017

The 90-year-old monarch, who became the kingdom's longest-reigning sovereign in 2015, did not publicly mark the occasion herself, but a 41-gun royal salute was sacked in a central London park to honour the landmark. The Honourable Artillery Company fired volleys at the Tower of London to mark the Sapphire Jubilee of the Queen's accession. The monarch, 90, could barely take the smile off her face as she greeted well-wishers awaiting her arrival. (more...)
UN Sees Record Spike in Civilian Children Killed in Afghanistan UN Sees Record Spike in Civilian Children Killed in Afghanistan
- February 08, 2017

The figures, recorded by UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), are the highest since the UN began systematically documenting civilian casualty figures in 2009. The report documents 11,418 conflict-related civilian casualties, including 3,498 killed and 7,920 injured. "Children have been killed, blinded, crippled - or inadvertently caused the death of their friends - while playing with unexploded ordnance that is negligently left behind by parties to the conflict" said UN High ... (more...)
Arrest in death of slain of NYC jogger
- February 07, 2017

She added that her brother wasn't "ready" for a girlfriend and never hung around Howard Beach. Chanel Lewis , 20, of Brooklyn, was held without bail after his arraignment on murder charges in the August 2 slaying of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, whose body was found amid the weeds in a marshy park not far from her Queens home. (more...)
Gas prices fall in Meadville area Gas prices fall in Meadville area
- February 07, 2017

AAA Northeast reports Monday that the price of a gallon of regular gas in Rhode island is 4 cents lower than the national average price of $2.27 per gallon, but 41 cents per gallon higher than the in-state price of $1.82 per gallon a year ago. (more...)
Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing Tallahassee Teacher in London Knife Rampage Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing Tallahassee Teacher in London Knife Rampage
- February 07, 2017

He denied allegations of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutor Mark Heywood QC told the court guilty pleas to the lesser charges had been accepted following assessment of Bulhan by psychiatrists. Bulhan made the admission on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The court heard he had been suffering from acute paranoid schizophrenia. The Norwegian-born teenager, who is of Somali origin and moved to the United Kingdom in 2002, also stabbed Martin Hoenisch, Lillie Sellentin, David ... (more...)
Canadians express solidarity with Kashmiris Canadians express solidarity with Kashmiris
- February 06, 2017

However, all the Indian brutalities failed to deter the people of IoK from their cause for freedom from Indian subjugation, he added. They called upon the global community and United Nations to take notice of the Indian forces atrocities against the innocent Kashmiris. (more...)
Sasikala: Jayalaitha aide to take over as Tamil Nadu chief minister Sasikala: Jayalaitha aide to take over as Tamil Nadu chief minister
- February 06, 2017

DMK Working President MK Stalin said the election of Sasikala as the party's legislature party leader was against people's wishes. He said Ms Sasikala was never the choice of late Jayalalithaa when she had to quit as chief minister in 2001 and again in 2011. (more...)
Nick Kyrgios gives Australia lead against Czech Republic Nick Kyrgios gives Australia lead against Czech Republic
- February 06, 2017

The dead-rubber reverse singles will be played on Sunday. Czech captain Jaroslav Navratil said former world No. 8 Radek Stepanek, who has a history of back problems, was not able to play as part of the Czech doubles team on Saturday. Doubles specialist Peers is fresh off a Grand Slam title win at last week's Australian Open , while Groth reached the quarter-finals of the men's doubles in Melbourne. (more...)
Go nuclear and abolish filibuster on Gorsuch vote if needed Go nuclear and abolish filibuster on Gorsuch vote if needed
- February 06, 2017

February 2 op-ed, "How Democratic senators should respond to Gorsuch", on the merits of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was quite hypocritical, considering that Mr. After one Supreme Court appointee, why would he hesitate to use the "nuclear option" for the next? "We have allowed ourselves to become polarized and it demands reversal", said Hayes. (more...)