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Facebook takes down accounts tied to Russian 'troll factory' Facebook takes down accounts tied to Russian 'troll factory'
- April 05, 2018

Facebook announced Tuesday that it removed a number of accounts and pages on its platform connected to a foreign organization charged with helping coordinate interference in the 2016 election. "We know that IRA and or actors looking to abuse Facebook, always change ir tactics to hide from our security team", writes Stamos. Facebook's disclosure, issued a week before Zuckerberg is expected to testify before Congress, raises broader questions about Facebook's ability to catch bad actors in a ... (more...)
Pipe-wielding man fatally shot by NY police officers in Brooklyn Pipe-wielding man fatally shot by NY police officers in Brooklyn
- April 05, 2018

Police say they saw the man holding with a metal object that turned out to be a pipe in his hand while taking a two-handed "shooting stance". After the shooting occurred a crowd started to gather. An officer sustained minor injuries in the incident, according to ABC New York station WABC . A witness at the scene said that three officers in an SUV pulled up to the scene about the time of the shooting and blocked off traffic. (more...)
Parkland shooting survivor who shielded fellow students released from the hospital Parkland shooting survivor who shielded fellow students released from the hospital
- April 05, 2018

Students are evacuated by police out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooting on February 14, 2018. His liver was almost impacted as well, as one of the bullets that hit him came very close. Arreaza said that Anthony can not speak for long periods of time without becoming winded and that the teen will need physical therapy and possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. (more...)
S. Korea seeks denuclearization declaration from summit with NK S. Korea seeks denuclearization declaration from summit with NK
- April 05, 2018

Analyzing footage from North Korean state TV, the paper estimated a large vase Xi gave Kim at 500,000 yuan, and plates and porcelain tea cups at 20,000 yuan and 5,000 yuan each. North Korea is "almost certain" to have ballistic missiles within six to 18 months that can reach the UK, MPs have warned. In the past week alone, Mr. (more...)
Julius Maada Bio elected as Sierra Leone 's President Julius Maada Bio elected as Sierra Leone 's President
- April 05, 2018

According to the NEC, there was a brief delay in the vote counting following a controversy between parties on the tallying method where 11,000 polling stations were said to yet to be counted. A total of 3.1 million people are said to have registered to vote in the poll. Kamara's term was also marred by a mudslide that struck Freetown a year ago, killing hundreds of people. (more...)
NDA MPs to give up salary for disrupted part of budget session NDA MPs to give up salary for disrupted part of budget session
- April 05, 2018

He further hit out at the Congress party, "It's because of Congress's undemocratic politics that Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have not been functional". The Opposition pointed out that parties such as the AIADMK which are known to be friendly to the NDA alliance also disrupted parliament proceedings in an attempt to delay the pending "no-confidence" motion against the government pushed by Opposition parties. (more...)
CBSE exams for Grade 10 and 12 postponed in Punjab CBSE exams for Grade 10 and 12 postponed in Punjab
- April 05, 2018

An official spokesperson of the Punjab government in Chandigarh said the public transport services across the state has been suspended in view of the bandh call. In a later development, the education department said the final practical examinations of Classes X and XII of the Punjab School Education Board will be conducted on April 11 instead of April 2. (more...)
8 signs Tiger Woods can win the 2018 Masters 8 signs Tiger Woods can win the 2018 Masters
- April 05, 2018

Beginning next year and forever after that the best little girls in the world can dream of winning at Augusta National, just like their brothers can. I couldn't even imagine doing that, but I couldn't think of a more special place to do it ... we were both emotional. "When he was going through a tough time ", Mickelson continued, "I wanted to do whatever I could to help out, because oftentimes that's when people aren't there". (more...)
Israel suspends United Nations migrant deal after protests Israel suspends United Nations migrant deal after protests
- April 05, 2018

Under heavy pressure from his hard-line political allies, Netanyahu on Tuesday said he was canceling the deal with the UNHCR, just a day after announcing it at a nationally televised news conference. Over the past decade, this population has been deprived effective access to asylum in Israel, only underscoring the moral imperative of the kind of resolution that the Israeli government first accepted and now appears to have canceled. (more...)
National Guard to 'immediately' deploy to Mexico border National Guard to 'immediately' deploy to Mexico border
- April 05, 2018

A key and undeniable attribute of a sovereign nation is the ability to control who and what enters its territory. Nielsen said the rebound comes as human smugglers encourage migrants to take advantage of their knowledge of USA laws to avoid quick deportation. (more...)
Syrian rebel group released 5 prisoners in Eastern Ghouta under deal Syrian rebel group released 5 prisoners in Eastern Ghouta under deal
- April 05, 2018

A state television correspondent reported that the "implementation phase of removing" Jaysh al-Islam from Douma began on Monday. The reported deal is the latest in a string of agreements that have seen tens of thousands of people - rebels and civilians - leave the onetime stronghold outside Damascus for the north of the country. (more...)
1 dead in a road accident 1 dead in a road accident
- April 05, 2018

The accident occurred near Bidco area within Kiambu County. The accident happened at 12:17 p.m. on Highway 17-A near Clubhouse Road. A single-vehicle crash southeast of Woodstock over the Easter weekend has left a Norwich woman with serious injuries. (more...)
Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on prison for ex-president Lula Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on prison for ex-president Lula
- April 05, 2018

But the leftist former two-term president is fighting to avoid having to start serving a 12-year sentence for accepting a luxury apartment as a kickback from a big construction company - and his fate is now in the Supreme Court's hands. Despite being somewhat cryptic, the message was seen as backing Lula's imprisonment and stood out as a rare instance of political commentary by a general in Brazil, which was under a military dictatorship for two decades until 1985. (more...)
Russian Federation to Deliver Missiles to Turkey in July 2019 Russian Federation to Deliver Missiles to Turkey in July 2019
- April 05, 2018

Erdogan said Turkish troops, which last month took control of the northwestern enclave of Afrin, would move eastward into Manbij and other areas controlled by the us -backed Peoples' Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers to be terrorists. (more...)
Four members of British family die in Florida vehicle crash Four members of British family die in Florida vehicle crash
- April 05, 2018

But because of the family's travel and the three children who are still missing, they are still searching. Police say the family visited the space centre to witness the launch of Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket, the Falcon 9. Jennifer and Sarah Hart were found dead inside the vehicle. He recalled two disturbing encounters he had with the children. " Family was very important to her". (more...)
New Report Shares Distracted Driving Data New Report Shares Distracted Driving Data
- April 05, 2018

Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, is pushing for tougher penalties for distracted driving. With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA (The Auto Club) is presenting its "Don't Drive Intoxicated - Don't Drive Intexticated" initiative in San Diego on Wednesday. (more...)
A Tiny Move from Mueller Has Trump in a Tricky Legal Spot A Tiny Move from Mueller Has Trump in a Tricky Legal Spot
- April 05, 2018

In pleading guilty, he admitted that he lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about previous communications with Rick Gates, a Manafort protege who held a senior position in the Trump campaign, and that he also withheld and deleted e-mails. (more...)
F-16 jet crashes in Nevada, pilot's condition unknown F-16 jet crashes in Nevada, pilot's condition unknown
- April 05, 2018

The pilot's condition remains unknown. 'The accident is under investigation'. Nellis Air Force Base is home to the US Air Force Warfare Center, which claims to be the largest air combat training center in the world. On the same day, a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter crashed during exercises along the US-Mexico border in California, killing four crew members. (more...)
Cecile Richards Pitches Adoption for Pets to Save Them from Death Cecile Richards Pitches Adoption for Pets to Save Them from Death
- April 05, 2018

If Planned Parenthood wanted to keep our federal funding, we would have to stop providing abortions. "It was surreal, essentially being asked to barter away women's rights for more money", she wrote, according to PEOPLE . Burnett equated abortion with "women's rights", and wondered if Ivanka's conversation trying to end abortions at Planned Parenthood and her advocacy for women's rights was a contradiction. (more...)
India's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ruling that sparked Dalit protests India's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ruling that sparked Dalit protests
- April 05, 2018

In the wake of violent protest against the Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST Act, all schools in Agra, barring those where board exams are underway, will remain closed on Wednesday. Observers say this has helped Modi's party take control in several Indian states. In Rajasthan, a mob of almost 5,000 people burnt down the houses of a sitting and a former MLA - both Dalits - in Hindaun town, Karauli district. (more...)