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Author: 0 UK One Step Closer To Brexit After Members Of Parliament Approve Bill

The overwhelming likelihood, reports the BBC, is that the bill will become law and Theresa May will be able to trigger Article 50 . Brexit minister David Davis said it was in "everybody's interests that we get a good outcome", but said the government was "planning for the contingency, all the various outcomes".

Global Media More sleet, snow possible before Winter Storm Stella wraps up
Author: 0 More sleet, snow possible before Winter Storm Stella wraps up

Heavy snow was expected to continue into Tuesday , with as much as four inches per hour in some areas. Weather forecasters have issued a blizzard warning for parts of New Jersey as heavy snow and high wind is expected. Plows will also not be able to keep up with the blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will remain in the mid-20s and low 30s, with poor visibility on roadways - up to one-quarter mile or less.

Global Media South Sudan: Aid Workers Kidnapped in Famine-Hit South Sudan
Author: 0 South Sudan: Aid Workers Kidnapped in Famine-Hit South Sudan

In a statement seen by Radio Tamazuj yesterday, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the SPLA-IO deputy military spokesman, said the government forces attacked their positions in Mayendit, but they were repulsed on Monday. "They were all released Tuesday afternoon local time", Samaritan's Purse said in the statement. The United Nations reports more than 7 million people in South Sudan need aid, up by 1.4 million from past year, CBN reported.

Author: 0 Clear and Present Danger: North Korea Targets US Base

Although this latest missile salvo was partly in response to the biggest annual joint military exercises of the US and South Korea being conducted in the region and partly in response to the impending deployment of the US Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system, it nonetheless signalled, according to one observer, practice for nuclear war.

Global Media PM directs Interior Minister to immediately block blasphemous content on social media
Author: 0 PM directs Interior Minister to immediately block blasphemous content on social media

Earlier today, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali to track all sources involved in spreading blasphemous content on social media platforms by terming such content intolerable. "Islam teaches respect for all religions", said Nawaz while reiterating his message of tolerance and inclusiveness. Prime Minister said Pakistan's constitution also guarantees equal rights to all its citizens.

Global Media Blast destroys bus in Kabul, one dead
Author: 0 Blast destroys bus in Kabul, one dead

Another seven were policemen and the rest civilians. American military officials estimate the Afghan government controls less than 60 percent of the country, with eight of 14 districts in Helmand under insurgent control or influence as a resurgent Taliban gains strength following the withdrawal of global troops from combat in 2014.

Global Media 4 'Rocket Stocks' to Buy Before the Fed Meeting
Author: 0 4 'Rocket Stocks' to Buy Before the Fed Meeting

Devon Energy fell $1.77, or 4.3 per cent, to $39.18, and National Oilwell Varco dropped $1.29, or 3.4 per cent, to $36.81. Oil prices continued to suffer following last week's losses of about nine percent in both main contracts hit by a surprisingly big jump in United States stockpiles, increased U.S.

Author: 0 Brexit: Sinn Fein demands referendum on Irish reunification

However, when Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness resigned, January 9, as deputy First Minister, it triggered the automatic loss of office of the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP ) First Minister Arlene Foster and the effective collapse of the Northern Ireland administration, the Executive, forcing an election, March 2 .

Global Media New bill to repeal, replace Obamacare titled 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan'
Author: 0 New bill to repeal, replace Obamacare titled 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan'

But those tax changes could make it more hard for the Republican plan to offer as generous subsidies as those enjoyed under Obamacare. On Tuesday, the American Association of Retired Persons came out against the bill. The Republican replacement plan changes all that. Adult children and college students can stay on their parents' plans . Credits are phased out beginning at incomes of $75,000 per year ($150,000 joint filers).

Author: 0 Is the USA preparing for war against North Korea?

North Korea's multiple launches of nuclear-capable missiles were meant to signal to Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang would retaliate with a first strike created to pre-empt any such attempt and to overwhelm the Thaad system, which is created to intercept single missiles.

Global Media NWS: Winter storm brings more sleet than snow to East End
Author: 0 NWS: Winter storm brings more sleet than snow to East End

Local school districts, charter schools and Penn State closed due to the snow storm. As of 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, CT implemented a statewide travel ban: Nobody on the roads unless it is emergency vehicles. "Mother nature is an unpredictable lady this morning", New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday. More than 2,200 flights have already been canceled at NYC airports ahead of the storm, and all above-ground NYC subway service is suspended effective 4 am ...

Global Media Trump Middle East Advisor Talks Peace with Leadership in Israel
Author: 0 Trump Middle East Advisor Talks Peace with Leadership in Israel

Police said protesters had "blocked the road in front of the court" and that "they refused to comply when security forces ordered them to clear the way". Araj was one of six Palestinians arrested by PA forces in April 2016, accused of carrying unlicensed weapons to carry out attacks on Israelis. Israel and the Palestinian Authority coordinate on security matters, drawing criticism from many Palestinians.

Global Media Significant snowfall expected to start Monday night
Author: 0 Significant snowfall expected to start Monday night

Strong wind combined with heavy snow will likely create white-out conditions in the morning that make it hard even for plows to navigate, Mr. Bellone said. Central Indiana will see snow showers Monday night into Tuesday with highs Tuesday only in the low 30s. The blizzard warning in effect for NY is likely to see winds of 25-35 miles per hour (40 to 56 kilometers per hour) and could see gusts as high as 55 miles per hour, which could hamper visibility, Di Spigna said.

Global Media Fading Flyers lose to Blue Jackets
Author: 0 Fading Flyers lose to Blue Jackets

That goal was his 10th of the season. Columbus was 1 for 2 on the power play. Gabriel Dumont also scored for the Lightning, who extended their winning streak to three games. Just one minute later, Cam Atkinson got a breakaway - Columbus was actually in 2-on-0 - and used a nice move to fool Mason to make it 2-0. Radko Gudas turned the puck over as he was falling down in the Columbus defensive zone, and his pass was intercepted by Werenski, who sent Atkinson away on a two-on-none break.

Global Media Trump Gives CIA Go-Ahead for Drone Strikes
Author: 0 Trump Gives CIA Go-Ahead for Drone Strikes

The CIA requires a target be certified with "near certainty" while the military uses the standard of "reasonable certainty". As a part of Trump plan's to ramp up the program to destroy Daesh, the agency first used it's new secret power in late February, against a senior al Qaeda leader in Syria, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, who was also the son-in-law of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Global Media Manohar Parrikar to take oath as Goa CM: 10 developments so far
Author: 0 Manohar Parrikar to take oath as Goa CM: 10 developments so far

The BJP Parliamentary board meeting on Sunday at 6 pm is likely to decide if Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is to take over as the state Chief Minister. Despite the Supreme Court being on holiday, Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and other judges of the apex court heard the petition of the party. It's often said that whatever the outcome and whoever forms the government, MGP is a permanent fixture in Goa government.

Global Media Hiring to stay modest in next 3 months - ManpowerGroup poll
Author: 0 Hiring to stay modest in next 3 months - ManpowerGroup poll

Employers in all four regions anticipate an increase in staffing levels during 2Q 2017, with the strongest labor market forecast for the South, where the Net Employment Outlook is +29 per cent. "These initiatives are focused on encouraging local manufacturing of goods, support for black-owned firms, and unlocking employment opportunities for all people across the province; as reported in the State of the Province address last month".

Global Media Obamacare vs. American Health Care Act: What's in and What's Out
Author: 0 Obamacare vs. American Health Care Act: What's in and What's Out

The GOP bill would change the way subsidies are offered for people who buy their own health care. "I think just morally, spiritually, socially, (some people) just don't want health care". For 2017, rates in the Covered California exchange rose by 13.2 percent, on average, statewide. Flexible spending accounts: The Affordable Care Act set a $2,500 cap, adjusted for inflation, on pre-tax contributions by an employee.

Global Media Manohar Parrikar takes oath as Goa chief minister
Author: 0 Manohar Parrikar takes oath as Goa chief minister

The Congress has won or is leading in 28 constituencies, and the BJP in 21. The party also made a plea with the apex court to stop Manohar Parrikar's oath cermeony as Chief Minister, which is scheduled to be held on Tuesday at 5 pm. MGP won three seats, and this support increased BJP's tally to 16. Political commentator and columnist Neerja Chowdhury asserted that the latest poll results have improved Modi's chances as "his credibility and image are as strong - may be even stronger - as ...

Global Media George Michael leaves mansion to older sister
Author: 0 George Michael leaves mansion to older sister

He loved her so much and he would spend a lot of time talking to her there. "The cemetery has a very special place in his heart", said a source. His sister hairdresser Melanie Panayiotou, 55, moved into his London house to help make funeral arrangements and it has now been reported that the property has been left to her.

Global Media No more U.S. trips for the Girl Guides of Canada
Author: 0 No more U.S. trips for the Girl Guides of Canada

Although the scouting organisation does not directly reference US President Donald Trump's newly-announced revised travel ban, it cites "uncertainty" over the ability of members to enter the US. "This was a very hard decision to make", wrote Callahan and Thompson. In a statement posted online , the Girl Guides of Canada said the decision was "very hard to make", adding that the organization hoped members understood that it "reflects our commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities for ...

Global Media Korea on alert over currency swap deal with China
Author: 0 Korea on alert over currency swap deal with China

South Korea's Army conducted a special warfare exercise to defend against a scenario where North Korea's special warfare unit has infiltrated from the rear of South Korea. "They're now doing fire and other safety inspections for other South Korean businesses besides Lotte", said one source in Beijing. Complicating matters further is the corruption scandal that led to South Korean President Park Geun-hye's ouster on Friday.

Global Media Bilateral Meeting Between Russian, Syrian Gov't Delegations Underway in Astana
Author: 0 Bilateral Meeting Between Russian, Syrian Gov't Delegations Underway in Astana

Following the December 30 cease-fire, the first round of Astana talks were held on January 23 and January 24, brokered by Turkey, which backs the opposition, and Russian Federation and Iran, who support the Bashar al-Assad regime. "Currently the decision is not to go as a result of Russian Federation continuing its crimes in Syria against civilians and its support of the crimes of the Syrian regime", said Osama Abu Zaid, a spokesman for the rebels.

Global Media Take oath quickly before BJP stakes claim: Congress to Captain Amarinder
Author: 0 Take oath quickly before BJP stakes claim: Congress to Captain Amarinder

The BJP won 21 seats while Congress won 28 seats in the 60-member house. The Congress today said the Narendra Modi-led BJP had scant regard for constitutional sanctity and was grabbing power everywhere by hook or by crook. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had sought to defend Rahul Gandhi over the poll debacle in UP, saying the results are not a referendum on him.

Author: 0 Scotland Seeking Second Referendum on Independence Amid Brexit

Sturgeon said represented a "significant compromise" on the part of her government. The first minister said the United Kingdom government had not "moved even an inch in pursuit of compromise and agreement" since the Brexit referendum .

Global Media Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012
Author: 0 Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Somali pirates are suspected to have hijacked the vessel after it sent a distress call, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali coast. Lt. Louise Tagg, confirmed that an incident involving an oil tanker had occurred and an investigation was underway. That year, Ocean's Beyond Piracy estimated the global cost of piracy was about $7 billion, with the shipping industry sustaining an estimated 80% of those costs.

Global Media No evidence of Chinese retaliation over THAAD
Author: 0 No evidence of Chinese retaliation over THAAD

Xiamen Airlines Chairman Che Shanglun commented, "We haven't reduced flights, but passenger numbers have fallen ... by about 10-20 percent daily". Since South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group agreed to hand over a golf course to the South Korean government to house the THAAD system, at least 23 Lotte Mart stores across China have been shut down by authorities, the company said .

Global Media Saudi deputy Crown Prince to meet with Trump in Washington
Author: 0 Saudi deputy Crown Prince to meet with Trump in Washington

Analysts have pointed to rivalry between Prince Mohammed and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 56, the first in line to the throne who is also interior minister. Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and biggest buyer of American-made arms, is also part of the US -led coalition bombing campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Global Media BJP stakes claim in Goa, Parrikar to be new CM
Author: 0 BJP stakes claim in Goa, Parrikar to be new CM

Manohar Parrikar said that although we could not reach the majority, but coming together, we got a magical figure of 21. "She said she will meet us at 1:30 pm, though we wished that she should've met us earlier", Singh said. Jaitley said the debate between the largest single party lacking majority versus a combination of parties constituting a majority was answered by the former President KR Narayanan in his communique in March 1988 when he invited Atal Behari Vajpayee to form the government.

Global Media One Rescued, Three Missing In Operation To Locate Coast Guard Helicopter
Author: 0 One Rescued, Three Missing In Operation To Locate Coast Guard Helicopter

He told Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio One: "The search continues, there's an very bad lot of search and rescue units out and naval divers on way and local fishing vessels are out there". Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, expressed "deep concern" at the news. "As the search for the Dublin based helicopter R116 is now underway I would like to express my honest support and sympathies for all those involved, particularly those family members who are awaiting news of their loved ...

Author: 0 Uber launches selfie powered Real-Time ID check in India

If the driver details don't match, then the driver account will be suspended for a while as the matter is investigated. This is to prevent frauds and drivers' accounts from being compromised. Something like a Windows Hello facial recognition technique if you will. If the driver's selfie does not match with the photo registered in his/her account, the account gets temporarily blocked while Uber looks into the situation.

Global Media European Union top court OKs workplace headscarf ban
Author: 0 European Union top court OKs workplace headscarf ban

In April 2006, Ms Achbita informed her employer she meant to wear an Islamic headscarf during working hours. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday on a case concerning two Muslim women who were fired for refusing to remove their headscarves.

Global Media Winter Storm Watch issued for all of Western Massachusetts for Tuesday
Author: 0 Winter Storm Watch issued for all of Western Massachusetts for Tuesday

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 2 PM EDT Tuesday. "All the computer models are showing a storm track close to the coast", he said. In those areas, there could be as much as an inch of snow , according to McMullen. High temperatures are expected to hit 30 by Saturday afternoon, with a low of 18 degrees by nightfall. Brr! "Power outages are possible", the agency said.

Global Media Bishop Eamon Casey has passed away aged 89
Author: 0 Bishop Eamon Casey has passed away aged 89

He was 89 and had been suffering a long illness. A spokesman for the Catholic Church said the clergyman died yesterday afternoon. Paying tribute in a statement, his son, his brother Father Michael and his sister Ita Furlong praised his work "in the pursuit of social justice for the marginalised".

Global Media Tens of thousands of South Koreans celebrate Park Geun-hye's ouster
Author: 0 Tens of thousands of South Koreans celebrate Park Geun-hye's ouster

Meanwhile, in a nearby grass square, a large crowd of Park's supporters glumly waved national flags near a stage where organizers, wearing red caps and military uniforms, vowed to resist what they called a "political assassination". "We have to make this a country of justice, of common sense through regime change", Moon told a news conference on Sunday. The DPK also regularly whips up anti-Japanese chauvinism to divide workers and block the development of a united struggle against war among ...

Global Media Korea acting leader turns down resignations by Park aides
Author: 0 Korea acting leader turns down resignations by Park aides

Other South Korean media carried a similar report. Park's Blue House had 10 main presidential advisers on foreign policy , economy and other issues, but one position has been vacant since the arrest of one adviser over the scandal. "Park Geun-Hye's defiance - is she trying to break the nation into two?" it asked. South Korea's constitutional court last week upheld her impeachment, effectively removing her from office.

Global Media Broncos sign DE Zach Kerr to two-year contract
Author: 0 Broncos sign DE Zach Kerr to two-year contract

Kerr played in 36 games in three seasons with the Colts, starting four times in both 2015 and 2016. Peko, a fourth draft pick in 2006 out of Michigan State University, departs the Bengals after 11 years of anchoring the middle of the Bengals' defensive line.

Global Media Merkel and Trump: Opposing styles with common interests
Author: 0 Merkel and Trump: Opposing styles with common interests

Trade is high on the agenda as Merkel flies to the United States for her first meeting with Trump on Tuesday. "So I expect that will be a topic of conversation for the plan to meet this commitment". It is Germany's third-largest trading partner, just behind China and France. She's bringing with her a trade delegation that reportedly includes the heads of both BMW and Siemens, whose companies together employ around 120,000 people in the U.S.in their factories and related businesses.

Global Media Derby sack Steve McClaren again and line up Gary Rowett as replacement
Author: 0 Derby sack Steve McClaren again and line up Gary Rowett as replacement

An initial upturn in results sent Derby hurtling towards the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs, but failure to record a victory in February and a hard start to March, has left the Rams facing a mid-table finish. 'He is an exemplar of the qualities and values we want in our team and has clearly demonstrated his abilities to get that from his players too. Of course we would like to achieve this sooner rather than later.

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