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Global Media Delay to NICs increase a 'partial U-turn', says McDonnell
Author: 0 Delay to NICs increase a 'partial U-turn', says McDonnell

The increase in National Insurance contributions for self-employed workers combined with an impending cut in universal credit could mean some families facing a cut of up to 16% in their annual income. Strong consumer spending made Britain the second-fastest growing economy in the Group of Seven rich nations in 2016, but Hammond is unlikely to count on that lasting.

Global Media Pelosi says Obamacare compromise possible, if GOP reaches out
Author: 0 Pelosi says Obamacare compromise possible, if GOP reaches out

Obamacare has always been a major source of contention between Democrats and Republicans. "[The American Health Care Act] would rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, ration care for working families and seniors, and put insurance companies back in charge of health care decisions-contrary to everything President Trump has said he would do with his health care plan", Democratic Reps.

Global Media Troy Trojans punch 2nd ticket to NCAA Tournament, to face Duke
Author: 0 Troy Trojans punch 2nd ticket to NCAA Tournament, to face Duke

Sun Belt. Joining their men's team as tournament champions, the Trojans (22-10) outrebounded the Ragin' Cajuns (20-11) 54-31, including 18-9 on the offensive glass, to earn an NCAA tournament berth. "Troy's starters for the game were 6'2" Kevin Baker, junior; 6'3" Wesley Person , junior; 6'6" Devon Walker, senior; 6'8" Juan Davis Jr., junior; and 6'6" Jordon Varnado , sophomore.

Global Media Syrian Kurdish forces confident they can capture IS 'capital'
Author: 0 Syrian Kurdish forces confident they can capture IS 'capital'

The temporary increase in troops and artillery to Syria comes at a time when the Trump administration is considering the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to the region, who would serve as reserve forces, according to Reuters . The offensive to liberate Daesh Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, codenamed Operation Euphrates Rage, was launched by the SDF on November 5, 2016. "Even their raids against IS happened without the cooperation or the consultation with the Syrian Army or the Syrian government, ...

Global Media House Intel Committee Gives Trump Monday Deadline for Wiretapping Proof
Author: 0 House Intel Committee Gives Trump Monday Deadline for Wiretapping Proof

The House Intelligence Committee has given President Donald Trump's administration a deadline for furnishing evidence in support of his wiretapping allegations against former President Barack Obama. That article claimed a FISA warrant had been issued in connection with an ongoing investigation into suspicious activity between a server in Trump Tower and two foreign banks, SVB Bank and Alfa Bank.

Author: 0 Malaysia says 315 North Koreans barred from leaving country

But Malaysian authorities suspect North Korea orchestrated the assassination of the leader's brother, who is known to have criticised the country's hereditary succession, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb 13, using the highly toxic nerve agent VX.

Global Media Andhra Pradesh: MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy passes away
Author: 0 Andhra Pradesh: MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy passes away

He did not respond to medication and was declared dead. His wife and Ex-MLA Shobha Nagireddy had expired three years ago after meeting with an accident during 2014 elections. This is the third time when Bhuma suffered the heart attack. He had dreamt of becoming a doctor after completing Intermediate in Chennai, but returned to his hometown to help lead the faction after his father Bali Reddy was murdered by rivals.

Global Media What Hammond's Band Aid Budget means for you
Author: 0 What Hammond's Band Aid Budget means for you

The move has now been delayed until autumn, while May said Hammond would listen to concerns over the change. Writing in the Daily Telegraph , he said: "Election pledges should not be lightly given - to have committed oneself to not raising VAT, income tax and National Insurance all at the same time was unwise in the extreme - and tax pledges can not be lightly cast aside".

Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Advance Deeper In Mosul, Commander Says

General Maan al-Saadi of the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying: "Around more than a third of [west Mosul] is under the control of our units". The operation to recapture Mosul - then the last Iraqi city under ISIS control - was launched in October. That was not the case even a year ago'. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an umbrella group for Kurdish and Arab fighters, are closing in on Raqqa.

Global Media Manohar Parrikar resigns as defence minister
Author: 0 Manohar Parrikar resigns as defence minister

Parrikar and Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari are in Goa working out the finer details, top sources told HuffPost India . But the first leg of the counting suggests that BJP is giving a tough fight to Congress. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar will resign from the post of Defense Minister for Goa to become the CM. Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a big boost to the BJP campaign with his promise of development and a Manipur free of bandhs and blockades.

Global Media Spring-forward-the-clocks
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In order to recall which way to turn the clock, simply remember the popular phrase, "spring forward, fall back". "Normally, most adults in the United States unfortunately are sleep deprived to begin with and people are fairly set in their ways".

Global Media UP Election Result 2017: Who will be the UP CM?
Author: 0 UP Election Result 2017: Who will be the UP CM?

Today's Chankaya has predicted the highest victory margin for the BJP, giving it 285, which is even more than party's target of 265-plus seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's alliance will thus be be able to form a majority government in the state.

Global Media UP result highlights: Loss raises doubts on Rahul Gandhi's future
Author: 0 UP result highlights: Loss raises doubts on Rahul Gandhi's future

Of these four leaders, Rahul had far more on stake than even Modi or Akhilesh. "I have said this even earlier that we need to build up new leadership in states". Congress' weakness at the state and ground level thus has resulted in massive defeats. In Amethi, the BJP won four, while the SP's Rakesh Pratap Singh won Gauriganj, where the SP and the Congress were locked in a friendly fight.

Author: 0 Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

Palestinian officials had indicated before Friday's call that Mr Abbas would press the U.S. president about Israeli settlement-building on occupied land and the importance of a two-state solution. "We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made". Abbas spoke Saturday with Jordan's King Abdullah II to brief him a day after his conversation with Trump, saying that the USA leader has a commitment to an "authentic" peace process.

Global Media Twitch desktop app aims to make streaming more social
Author: 0 Twitch desktop app aims to make streaming more social

Twitch's desktop app aims to give users an avenue to connect and interact with each other, irregardless whether the streamer is offline. The time has now come for the streaming service to expand to yet another platform. Similar to programs like Slack and Discord, Twitch's desktop app will enable users to create servers and rooms for users. On March 16, you'll be able to download the Twitch Desktop App yourself by heading over to the app's site.

Global Media US Man Tries To Burn Indian-Americans' Store In Florida
Author: 0 US Man Tries To Burn Indian-Americans' Store In Florida

When deputies arrived at the scene, a man put his hands behind his back and asked to be taken away. However, it turns out that the owners are not Muslims . Lloyd is reported to have a history of mental health issues and would be given a mental health evaluation. This appears to be the latest of crimes against South Asian descendants in the country.

Author: 0 New York US Attorney Preet Bharara Fired by Trump Administration

Bharara was among those asked to leave, despite meeting with Trump in November and being told he would stay on. The Justice Department, in a news release, asked for the resignations "in order to ensure a uniform transition ", the Justice Department said on Friday according to multiple news outlets .

Author: 0 Mass grave found at prison near Mosul as Isis retreat

Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January and launched the battle in the west last month. They recaptured the eastern half of the city in January and launched assaults on the western side, across the Tigris river, on February 19.

Global Media Goa: Parrikar to resign as defence minister, to be chief minister
Author: 0 Goa: Parrikar to resign as defence minister, to be chief minister

Three independents MLAs too have extended support to the BJP on similar grounds. All legislators had signed a resolution with regard to the matter and sent it to BJP President Amit Shah. He led the party to victory in the 2012 assembly election. "Once we receive it, we will consult our colleagues and decide the date for swearing in", Manohar Parrikar said while addressing the conference.

Global Media US Marines Move Into Syria to Take ISIS Capital
Author: 0 US Marines Move Into Syria to Take ISIS Capital

The Russian-backed Syrian army has made a rapid advance against the Islamic State group to the south of the city, while the Turkish military and Syrian rebel groups it backs have been fighting a Manbij-based militia to the west of the city.

Global Media Unemployment numbers not 'phony' to Trump anymore
Author: 0 Unemployment numbers not 'phony' to Trump anymore

President Donald Trump on Friday flipped his approach to the government's employment report , celebrating the kind of strong showing he dismissed as phony under President Barack Obama. In February 2016, employers added 237,000 jobs, according to the BLS - 2,000 more than this February. "The unemployment rate is probably 20%, but I will tell you, you have some great economists that will tell you it's a 30, 32".

Author: 0 Man replaces Istanbul Dutch consulate's flag with Turkey's amid rising tensions

According to the analyst, both the European Union and the United States are anxious about Turkey's growing relations with Russian Federation and that is why Dutch authorities are behaving in this manner. But he thanked France for allowing Mr Cavusoglu to travel to the northern city of Metz to address a rally there on Sunday, saying: "France was not deceived by such games".

Global Media Jordan releases soldier who shot Israeli schoolgirls
Author: 0 Jordan releases soldier who shot Israeli schoolgirls

Daqamseh's motives were never entirely clear, but he told the national security court at the time that he fired his weapon at the schoolgirls after they mocked him while he was praying. His wife, Nurit, told The Associated Press her daughter was a "very happy" child who "took everything easily". A majority of Jordanian politicians lobbied for Daqamseh's early release, with 110 out of 150 of the country's MPs signing a petition on his behalf in 2013.

Global Media Escaped bear shot dead as 4000 guests rush to evacuate zoo
Author: 0 Escaped bear shot dead as 4000 guests rush to evacuate zoo

Tips and Taps were born in the zoo in 2004 as a result of different bear species residing in the same enclosure. "Juno has been adapting well to her new home and we're very excited to see her exploring her outdoor enclosure and enjoying the snow and winter weather", zoo curator Johanna Soto said in a statement .

Global Media Coalition official: Islamic State-held Mosul completely surrounded
Author: 0 Coalition official: Islamic State-held Mosul completely surrounded

They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Islamic State group. The Sunni extremist group is alleged to have killed up to 600 inmates there, a lot of them Shia Muslims, in 2014. Iraqi forces say they found a mass grave containing the remains of about 500 people at Badoush prison near Mosul yesterday.

Global Media Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family
Author: 0 Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family

He came to the United States in 2014 and was granted asylum previous year. So, this is going to create serious constitutional due process issues for the government when they litigate to defend the travel ban, and that's gonna be on top of, of course, the first amendment free exercise of religion claims that are gonna be made because there is still abundant evidence that this travel ban is targeted at Muslims.

Global Media Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'
Author: 0 Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'

The main landfill of Addis Ababa, on the outskirts of the city, after a landslide at the dump left at least 35 people dead. The landslide late on March 11 saw dozens of homes of people living in the dump levelled after a part of the largest pile of rubbish at the Koshe landfill collapsed.

Global Media Robust job growth and 4.7 percent unemployment cap first 50 days
Author: 0 Robust job growth and 4.7 percent unemployment cap first 50 days

President Donald Trump on Friday flipped his approach to the government's employment report , celebrating the kind of strong showing he dismissed as phony under President Barack Obama. a lot of monkey business. At the end of Trump's Friday meeting with House Republican leaders about Trumpcare, ABC News' Jonathan Karl repeatedly tried to ask Trump for proof.

Global Media Key moments in the life of ousted South Korean president
Author: 0 Key moments in the life of ousted South Korean president

But political divisions run deep; two people were killed in fighting outside the court as opposing crowds awaited the verdict. She subsequently kept a low profile for almost two decades, until she made a successful 1998 bid to become a lawmaker as the South reeled from the fallout of the Asian financial crisis.

Author: 0 Iraq paramilitaries find mass grave of hundreds killed by ISIL

In neighbouring Syria , the jihadists lost more ground to a Russian-backed offensive by government forces east of second city Aleppo. Iraqi forces aim to dislodge Islamic State militants from west Mosul within a month, despite grueling urban combat in densely populated terrain, the head of the elite Counter Terrorism Service told Reuters on Thursday.

Global Media Assad: US forces in Syria are 'invaders'
Author: 0 Assad: US forces in Syria are 'invaders'

The new contingent adds to the 500 USA troops already in Syria. "Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan." . "They didn't succeed anywhere. "They [Syrian forces] are certainly aware of where we [US] are, and we are aware of where they are". Assad said the approach toward terrorism needs to be "comprehensive" and not "local".

Global Media 4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12
Author: 0 4 things to know about daylight saving time this Sunday, March 12

The idea is that most restaurants and bars are closed at this time and most people are asleep. In 2012, Siri screwed things up by giving iOS users the wrong date for the start of Daylight Saving Time that year . It's a twice a year ritual, moving clocks back and forward to squeeze an extra hour of light from the day. That means, if you stay out Saturday night until the bars close on Sunday morning, you'll watch your phone's clock go from 1:59 a.m.to 3:00 a.m.

Global Media Poland must limit faith in EU, Polish FM says
Author: 0 Poland must limit faith in EU, Polish FM says

Hollande and Merkel, as well as European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker, all stressed, however, that a repetition of existing possibilities for some countries to cooperate more in certain areas - such as the euro currency - should not mean the creation of permanent divisions to exclude some states.

Global Media Pakistani athletes head for Winter Special Olympics in Austria
Author: 0 Pakistani athletes head for Winter Special Olympics in Austria

While, charging the athletes to give their best at the Games, he said: "There is always an ability in a world of disability. We are grateful to the Lagos State Government for permitting us to train at Teslim Balogun Stadium". "It was an awesome sight to see how fast these athletes have learnt these new sports and to think that these are sports new to Nigeria", the director noted.

Global Media Washington, Oregon, New York will challenge Trump's travel order #2
Author: 0 Washington, Oregon, New York will challenge Trump's travel order #2

He had said the new order would be tailored to address the objections of the judges who barred enforcement of the original one. The signing is expected to spark a new round of lawsuits and controversy. Put simply, the Justice Department said in a court filing that the injunction issued by Judge Robart on February 3 "does not limit the government's ability to immediately begin enforcing the new executive order ".

Global Media Foreign tourists are not welcome on White House tours
Author: 0 Foreign tourists are not welcome on White House tours

Monday had zero, even though Trump signed a second iteration of his immigration executive order , affecting a number of majority-Muslim nations. "I think it's the question of USA manufacturers and job creators and businesses are making because they want to buy into the president's agenda and vision to create more tax and regulatory business-friendly environment to grow here, and I think that those speak for themselves", he added.

Global Media BJP to form government in Goa as Goa Forward Party extends support
Author: 0 BJP to form government in Goa as Goa Forward Party extends support

The BJP had projected Parrikar as its face in Goa but didn't declare him the chief ministerial candidate because Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted him to continue in the Union cabinet. He added, "We met the Governor and now we are expecting an invitation". Gadkari without naming Congress said that those who could not get support of other parties to prove majority are bound to level false allegations to hide their failure.

Author: 0 Two more Mosul districts recaptured from Daesh, Iraqi army says

CTS troops stormed the al-Jadida and al-Aghawat districts on Sunday, Major General Maan al-Saadi told reporters in Mosul, saying the militants were showing signs of weakness despite initial "fierce" resistance. Iraqi forces have uncovered a mass grave of about 500 executed prisoners after they forced Isis out of a prison complex near Mosul . It comes as Iraqi government forces are battling to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Sunni extremist group.

Global Media Backed SDF says it can capture Syrian city of Raqqa
Author: 0 Backed SDF says it can capture Syrian city of Raqqa

United States air force Colonel John Dorrian, spokesman for the US-led coalition, said the coalition was working on simultaneous or overlapping operations in Syria and Iraq . Deeply anxious by the YPG's influence, Ankara is pressing Washington to take part in the final assault on Raqqa . The top USA commander in the campaign against IS, Lt.

Global Media North Korea says missiles were drill to strike USA forces in Japan
Author: 0 North Korea says missiles were drill to strike USA forces in Japan

Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, who has been instrumental in attempting to highlight Pyongyang's nuclear proliferation. Defense experts also warn that North Korea and other rogue states pose unique challenges to the space environment as they don't have anything at stake in the global economy and therefore no incentives to remain peaceful in orbit.

Global Media Intelligence Committee requests evidence from Trump administration over wiretap claim
Author: 0 Intelligence Committee requests evidence from Trump administration over wiretap claim

The panel chiefs invited the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the director of national intelligence, and the former heads of the CIA and the Department of Justice to testify at the hearing. "President Trump said last weekend that he wanted the intelligence committees in the Senate and the House to take up this matter as part of a broader inquiry into Russia's activities in our political system previous year".

Global Media The 'Mensch on the Bench' might be Israel's baseball team's secret weapon
Author: 0 The 'Mensch on the Bench' might be Israel's baseball team's secret weapon

Team Israel continued to shock the world and defeated a well-regarded Cuba 4-1 Sunday in the first quarterfinal game of the World Baseball Classic at the Tokyo Dome. On Monday, Israel will face the Netherlands again and then Japan, its host for the second round, on Wednesday. Israel entered this showcase tournament ranked 41st in the world, the lowest ranked and last team to qualify.

Global Media China puts J-20 stealth fighter into service
Author: 0 China puts J-20 stealth fighter into service

The J-20, which bears some resemblance to the US F-22, also raises questions about the extent to which China has been able to steal USA military secrets. Another senior officer, Li Yanming, political commissar of the Navy's armaments department, said a "first-class navy should be equipped with first-class armaments", the report added.

Global Media BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar loses in Goa Election
Author: 0 BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar loses in Goa Election

The resolution was passed at a meeting of BJP MLAs at a meeting attended by Parrikar, union minister Nitin Gadkari and caretaker Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Manipur, on the other hand, is making the party at the Centre smile. . Congress might crawl close to the magic number which is required to form the government in Goa.

Global Media HHS doctor publicly comes out against GOP's health care bill
Author: 0 HHS doctor publicly comes out against GOP's health care bill

An estimated 20 million Americans have gained coverage since the law's enactment. In short, Ryan's plan will be one more kick to the gut of impoverished and working-class New Jerseyans, especially those in the state's poorest neighborhoods, from Paterson's 4th Ward to Newark's South Ward.